The St. James Senior Center will reopen on June 1 after closing in April due to COVID-19 precautions. The facility will slowly bring back some of its many programs, including daily lunches, over the coming months.
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Danny Marshall, former regional manager of The James Foundation, has written a new book on the history of Maramec Spring Park from 1877 through 1940 and how Lucy Wortham James impacted the region. Marshall has donated a copy to the James Memorial Public Library and plans to give copies to libraries in Crawford County.
The St. James High School will be offering virtual summer school courses due to COVID-19 and the deadline to enroll will be Monday, May 25. Courses are open to students in grades 9-12 at no cost and they can earn up to one unit of credit.
With uncertainty in the city budget due fear of lower sales tax revenue from the impact of COVID-19, the St. James City Council chose to eliminate one of the two School Resource Officer (SRO) positions on Monday night. The council voiced their support of the program and would be willing to revisit it when the city is in a better financial position.
The James Memorial Public Library has a new director after former director Linda Ray retired last month. Michael Lewis took over the position in May and brings his love of the library to the position.