Local busineses, residents Take a Stand against child abuse

Phelps County Bank (PCB) sponsored the annual Take a Stand Against Child Abuse program last Friday and Saturday. Lemonade stands were set up throughout Phelps County as volunteers sold refreshments to raise money for the abuse awareness fund. St. James State Farm agent Jon Lovegreen was one of several stands that could be found out in support of the cause.

Library hosts 'Scraps in the Shed' antique appraisal event

Friends of the Library sponsored Scraps in Your Shed on Saturday, June 29. For $5, Joe Cardetti, of Kracker Barrel Antiques, appraised patron’s antiques, bringing his years of antique experience to aid others determine what their items were worth. All proceeds raised through the event will help the Friends of the Library in their continued support of the James Memorial Public Library.

Mo Humanities begins setup of archeological facility

    The Missouri Humanities Council has begun work on establishing an artifact preservation area in the former offices of The James Foundation. The facility is currently being converted into an area that will house some of the artifacts found during digs near the Snelson-Brinker Cabin and could be used if plans to create a Trail of Tears Interpretive Center move forward.

Chamber seeking queen, mini king and queen applications

    The annual Grape and Fall Festival is quickly approaching and the St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking candidates for the queen pageant. The deadline to apply for the main pageant as well as the Little Mr. and Mrs. Pageant is Monday, July 22.