St. James News

Senior Center expanding always available menu and availability

    The St. James Senior Center is expanding its “always available” menu and time to eat at the facility. Now, meals will be served from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. and will include a breakfast option for those seeking an earlier meal.

FFA to hold market animal show and sale in August

    The St. James FFA and 4-H clubs will hold a St. James Market Animal Show and Sale on Saturday, August 29 in the place of the annual event normally held during the Grape and Fall Festival (GFF). With the cancellation of the GFF and the city not allowing the arena to be used due to public safety concerns due to COVID-19, the event will now take place offsite at the Rolla Horse Auction barn in St. James, with guidelines in place to protect kids, their families, and buyers.

Class of 1950 reunites

    Graduates from the class of 1950 celebrated the anniversary of their graduation 70 years later. Gathering at classmate Gail Underwood’s home in St. James on July 4, the group shared stories of their time together and the many years that have passed since their graduation.

Summer brings water issues to the city

    Several water main breaks occurred over the past week, with the city attributing the change of temperature as stressing the system with hot days affecting the water system. Public Works Director Lyle Thomas said many of the breaks took place at areas the city has experienced issues with in the past.

School construction making progress

    Construction on school campuses is moving forward quickly, with the exterior walls of the performing arts center being constructed, work on the early childhood center continuing, and additional classrooms being created at the high school.