St. James News

St. James Thrift Store and Senior Center closed due to virus

    The St. James Caring Center Thrift Store and Senior Center are closing their doors to the public due to preventing the spread of COVID-19 until further notice. The Caring Center will continue to accept donations and benevolent services, but the store itself will no longer be open to the public.

St. James School District announces extended closure

    The Saint James School District has announced that it is extending its school closure through May 1, with classes now tentatively scheduled to resume on Monday, May 4, due to the ongoing pandemic. Superintendent Merlyn Johnson made the following announcement this afternoon:

PCB and Country Mart aid food pantry

    The St. James Caring Center Emergency Food Pantry received donations from Phelps County Bank (PCB) and Country Mart to receive critically needed items as supplies dwindled last week. As more families are needing food while practicing social distancing, the pantry will need additional assistance.

School staff serve meals to families during school shutdown

    St. James Nutrition Services kicked off its first week of feeding children in the community while school is out due to COVID-19. Cars pulled up to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School to receive breakfast and lunches for two days. The nutrition department will continue to offer these meals as long as school is out due to the pandemic.

Board considers brokers bids for health insurance

    Two insurance representatives presented plans to the St. James Board of Education on March 19, providing details on how the district could move from an insurance consortium to a self-funded plan. Jay Higgins, of Schroepfer Insurance Group, and Dean Eggerding, of USI Insurance, spoke to the board about what options they could provide the district.