Filing for local offices opens on Tuesday, December 17 for those interested in running for office in the April 7, 2020 general election. There are seats open on the city council, St. James School Board, the Fire District Board of Directors. and Ambulance District Board of Directors. Filing will be open until January 21.
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Gauge Martin shows off the November Book Buzz books recently donated to the Lucy Wortham James Elementary School by St. James Tire and Auto as part of Three Rivers Publishing’s Newspapers In Education program.
Two tractor trailers filled with wreaths left the St. James Walmart Distribution Center #6069 on Monday morning, to be delivered to veterans cemeteries across the United States. Walmart sponsors 15,000 wreaths to be placed at National Cemeteries in support of Wreaths Across America and National Wreath Day, which will be held this Saturday.
The St. James City Council received health insurance quotes from Sheran Ashby, of Ashby Covenant Insurance, and was presented an update by Jim Fleming about rising insurance costs. The council voted to change insurance providers to avoid a 19 percent increase that would have been leveled against them by remaining with United Health Care (UHC).
Wreaths Across America will once again be held at the Missouri Veteran’s Home (MVH) in St. James on Saturday, December 14. The MVH, along with the Patriot Guard Riders, the Christian Motorcycle Association, Veterans Home employees, Missouri Veterans Commission, U.S. Army members from Fort Leonard Wood, and other volunteers will hold a special ceremony followed the laying wreaths on each headstone in the cemetery.