The St. James Municipal Utilities will be the benefactor of lower electric costs from a new Missouri transmission project being developed, which will deliver low-cost energy to Missouri customers. An estimated $253,000 in savings is expected for local utility customers from the project, with a statewide impact of $12.8 million.
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The Missouri Author’s Circle will be holding a writing workshop on Saturday, Feb. 8, at the James Memorial Public Library. Presenter Karen Smith, an author whose pen name is Karen Goatkeeper, will be presenting a workshop aimed at helping interested participants write better.
The city of St. James has sent out census surveys to a random group of citizens and requests they be filled out and returned as soon as possible. City Administrator Jim Fleming said the city is making a push to get an accurate count of those living in the area to better qualify for grants and federal money.
Filing for the April election closed on Tuesday January 21 and St. James will see races for city council and school board. Other positions on the ambulance and fire board of directors were filled through the filing process and no election will be needed for those seats.
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released the list of businesses that have been approved to receive licenses to operate medical marijuana dispensaries in the state on Friday. Companies in both St. James and Rolla were approved for licenses, while firms in Cuba, Bourbon, and Sullivan were denied.