A groundbreaking ceremony for the Senior and Caring Center parking lot paving project was held on Monday, October 28, with a large crowd on hand to hear about improvements coming to the facility. Thanks to a grant, the parking area of both the Senior and Caring Center will be paved, along with an expansion of the Caring Center Thrift Store.
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Only one week remains for those wanting to help the St. James Chamber of Commerce provide gifts to veterans living in the Missouri Veterans Home St. James. The annual Helping our Heroes collection drive will end on Friday, November 8.
St. James City Administrator Jim Fleming and Phelps County Commissioner Larry Stratman spoke to a large group who attended the St. James Chamber of Commerce’s Dinner on the Greens Monday night. Both men discussed Proposition A, a local use tax, which will appear on next Tuesday’s ballot.
The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) announced it has awarded $438,615 to Missouri communities through its Tree Resource Improvement and Maintenance (TRIM) grant program. St. James received one of the 38 grants awarded this year, receiving $9,375 for tree inventory.
Halloween is Thursday and there will be several trick or treat activities for families to participate in this year. Trunk or Treat will be returning to the community, the annual BoookFest at the James Memorial Public Library will return, and the veterans home will hand out candy throughout the evening. Participation is free to the community and there will be a variety of games, photo opportunities, and candy at each event.