Jayce Foust shows off the November Book Buddy books recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School library by St. James Tire & Auto Center as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
St. James News
Community Hall, located in Nelson Hart Park, is set to be renovated in the coming months. Plans include demolishing the stage and repurposing the space for better heating, cooling, and ventilation, repainting the structure, and updating the lighting and entryway.
On Friday during his weekly Facebook live address, St. James Mayor Rick Krawiecki explained the city’s dusk-to-dawn lighting policy, which was changed in 2019 as the city decided to no longer maintain those lights. The city has been phasing out those lights as they fail.
St. James Police Chief Ron Jones warned of scams being encountered in the area during Mayor Rick Krawiecki’s weekly Facebook update last week. Jones provided information about these scams, such as IRS and Social Security scams, and how to avoid them.
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) recently completed a two-year study of St. James drinking water, testing for lead and copper. Results showed water to be well below required limits, free from bacteria, and deemed safe to drink.