St. James News
A candlelight vigil is schedule for Friday, February 28 for Hailey Owens.
From 6 to 7 p.m., the vigil will be a chance for citizens of St. James to support the family of the young girl from Springfield, Mo., who was recently kidnapped and murdered.
Tech program going well
• School has had growing pains, but system working
Assistant Superintendent Linda Pruett updated the St. James Board of Education about this year’s technology roll out during the February 20 board meeting. After a rocky start, students and teachers have been very successful in using laptops in the classroom at the high school level and the board discussed what further steps are needed to continue improving.
Blaze destroys home planned for renovation
An electrical fire burned a house at 708 Helen Street Monday night. Firefighters were notified at 5:55 p.m. that an unoccupied building was burning and responded to the scene. Tim Jones recently purchased the building with plans to renovate it.
Chamber gets update on health insurance
Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance in St. James, spoke with St. James Chamber of Commerce members Tuesday about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and how it will impact businesses. Open enrollment is currently under way until March 31 and this will be a time for groups and individuals to get on an insurance plan.
Despite snow days, school set to end May 23
Due recent snow, St. James students will be making up additional days this spring. So far, extra days have been added to the end of spring break week and district officials still hope to keep the final day of the school year on May 23.