St. James News

City will follow Phase 2 of state reopening plan

    The city of St. James will enter Phase 2 of Governor Mike Parson’s statewide Show Me Strong Recovery Plan, slowly reopening city facilities. Plans are already in place to open the pool for the summer later this month and the city is looking at opening other facilities such as the community hall, historic train depot, and more following the guidelines presented by state health officials.

Graduation will benefit from state reopening

    St. James graduation will benefit from Governor Mike Parson’s announcement last week that Missouri would fully reopen and enter Phase 2 of the “Show Me Strong Recovery” plan. Seniors will be allowed to bring more guests than expected, but social distancing will still be encouraged.

Board approves change order for construction project

    A change order in the amount of $81,346 was approved by the St. James Board of education on June 11. Brandon Dake, of Dake Wells Architecture, discussed the order with the board on the ongoing construction project following a walk through of the project earlier in the day.

Board members sworn in

    The St. James Board of Education reorganized last week after certifying the June 2 election results. Reelected board members Barb Smith and Shalena Doss joined newcomer Jon Rapp in taking the oath of office. The board met in special session to certify the results within the timeframe required by state law.