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.
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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.
The St. James High School DECA Officer Team traveled with their Advisor Amy Johnson to the Missouri DECA Fall Leadership and State Officer Election Conference, held October 13-14 in Branson, Missouri. Within these two days, members had incredible experiences which will help them begin their journey with Missouri DECA.
The St. James Caring Center and St. James Senior Center will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for the resurfacing of both parking lots and renovation of the thrift store on Monday, October 28. The project is made possible by a Community Development Block Grant and a short ceremony will be held to recognize the upcoming efforts.