A tree decorating contest is returning this year to get local businesses ready for the holidays. The St. James Chamber of Commerce invites Chamber business members to decorate a Christmas tree as part of the contest, with the winner receiving prizes.
St. James News
Students from across the state met in Columbia last week for the Future Teachers of America (FTA) state leadership meeting. The theme for the meeting was "Teachers Rise to the Occasion."
The St. James City Council met on Tuesday, November 12 to discuss several matters pertaining to the city. During the meeting, the council:
• Approved an ordinance to make a portion of St. Ann Avenue no parking on either side of the street on a curve in the area for public safety. The council has worked with Public Works Director Lyle Thomas and Police Chief Ron Jones to make the necessary changes, which were caused by parked cars making the road narrower and dangerous for oncoming traffic and emergency responders traveling in the neighborhood.
Kristy Rich has been named new sports director for the city of St. James and brings over 25 years of experience of organizing, implementing, and overseeing sporting events. Rich has a long history working for the city of Rolla in a similar position and she hopes to see the city sports programs grow under her leadership.
The city of St. James has delayed the resurfacing of the tennis courts in the city park until next spring, as it waits for information from the United States Tennis Association (USTA) about whether a grant will be awarded for the project.