Meramec Regional Community Foundation (MRCF) awarded the St. James Parks and Recreation department a $250 grant for its Little Tigers Sports and Games program and the Phelps County Historical Society a $250 grant for lighting and security of the blacksmith shop addition of the Dillion Log House. The checks were presented at MRCF’s invite-a-friend luncheon March 12 at MRPC in St. James.
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With Governor Mike Parson’s stay-at-home order expiring on May 4, municipalities and counties are preparing for a phased reopening as cities come back to normal operation. The phased rollout has cities preparing for the return of business.
Town & Country Bank is working with local businesses and individuals to help those who have been affected by the current pandemic facing the nation. The bank has assisted with the rollout of the Payroll Protection Program (PPP) and offers a wide variety of other ways for those needing assistance to get it.
Former Director Ramona Rinehart is suing the St. James Caring Center and its board, accusing the facility of employment discrimination. The lawsuits petition lists nine causes of action for her termination on February 22, 2019.
Rich and Sherry Hashagen have challenged the community to help others during this time of uncertainty. The couple made donations totaling $5,000 to the St. James Police Department, Brown Veterinary Clinic, and Jones Funeral Home, all to help families who are struggling during the coronavirus pandemic.