St. James News
Council delays action on $70,000 ultility mapping
Members of the St. James City Council discussed bids received for GIS Solutions during their regular June meeting Monday night. Phelps County has a GIS system in place, but city administrators would like to have an updated city utilities map.
Local man won’t face charges for brother’s death
Authorities ruled that a local man acted justifiably after killing his brother during an altercation on April 17, 2013 in Springfield, Mo. Ryan Storey, 31, of St. James, acted in self-defense, according the authorities, after his brother aggressively threatened him while he was holding his baby daughter. Storey stabbed his brother in the chest with a pocketknife, leading to his death.
Summer reading program kicks off at library
The James Memorial Library will once again be holding a summer reading program for the youth of St. James. Kicking off this week, guests will get to see numerous visitors teaching kids about important topics.
Students have Coffee Shop up and running
The Firehouse Coffee Shop is open for the summer. Students with the Youth Empowerment Project (YEP) at John F. Hodge High School are manning the facility, offering drinks, breakfast, lunch, and snacks throughout the day. Money generated through the facility is then put toward grants presented to non-profit organizations in the community.
Maramec hosting veterans June 6, Cherokees June 12
Two events are coming to Maramec Spring Park this month. On Friday, June 6, the James Foundation and the Missouri Department of Conservation will host Veterans Fishing Day for local veterans and the Cherokee Nation’s Remember the Removal bike ride will stop at Maramec on June 12.