City hears citizen’s concerns

The St. James City Council met on Monday, February 10 but did not have enough members for a quorum and could not vote on any matters on the agenda. They did, however, hear concerns expressed by two citizens, and received reports from department heads.

Registration for Race to End ALZ is now open

The Second Annual Race to End Alzheimer’s 5K will be held on Saturday, April 11, and registration is open to those wanting to participate in this year’s event. The event will raise money for the local Walk to End Alzheimer’s Association. Last year, the first event raised more than $1,000 and organizer Julie Felan hopes to build on that success.

Communication barriers after a stroke

By Brianna Lore M.S. CCC-SLP – Speech Language Pathologist
    Did you know that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States experiences a stroke? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found that this statistic amounts to approximately 795,000 people per year. A stroke occurs when a clot blocks the blood supply to the brain or when a blood vessel bursts in the brain. Damage to particular areas can result in difficulty speaking, thinking, or even moving.

New Ultrasound Equipment for MBSH Cardiac Rehab

The Cardiac Rehabilitation department of Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital recently secured state-of-the-art Ultrasound equipment.  They acquired a GE Vivid e9 Cardiac Ultrasound machine through this year’s approved capital purchases.

Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest captures best of farm, rural life

    The Missouri Department of Agriculture launched the 11th annual Focus on Missouri Agriculture photo contest on Monday, February 2, to help kickoff National Thank a Farmer week.

Here’s an old-timers tall tale about a big walleye

By Larry Dablemont
    Back in the ‘70s, when I was working as an outdoor columnist for the Arkansas Democrat, I became involved in the Greer’s Ferry Walleye Tournament, which took place in late February and March. They offered a million dollar prize to anyone who could catch a world record walleye. I got to know some great people up there, good fishermen and honest enough to do it right.