John F. Hodge High School will celebrate its fall football homecoming this Friday, October 18, as the St. James Tigers take on Union. Due to ongoing construction throughout the school district, this year’s activities have been altered slightly, with the coronation being moved to 6:15 p.m., prior to the night’s home game.
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The City of St. James will hold a public forum on a proposed use tax this Thursday, October 17 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the James Memorial Public Library. The tax would be a two-percent sales tax placed on online sales from stores with a physical presence in Missouri. It is estimated to generate $35,000, which will be used to fund animal control and support for the facility of the Tri-County Humane Society in addition to new police computers and equipment for the St. James Police Department.
It’s time again for the return of the annual Trunk or Treat event, and the St. James Parent Teacher Community Organization (PTO) is seeking help in running this year’s event. PTO members hope to bring businesses, organizations, and individuals together to make this year a fun time for children to safely trick or treat throughout the community.
The St. James FFA hosted the Second Annual FFA Rodeo to benefit the local chapter members in August. The students had a fun-filled night bringing in hundreds of participants to compete.
A 50th wedding anniversary party as held on September 21, 2019 for Larry and Ruth Ann Ness who were married on September 27, 1969. The party was hosted by their sons Bryan and Andy Ness at the St. James Christian Church. A dinner was served and 41 people were in attendance.