A large group of volunteers met at the Missouri Veterans Home-St. James (MVH) to lay wreaths at every headstone in the veterans cemetery on Saturday. Part of the Wreaths Across America program, the ceremony included honoring veterans across the nation who have served their country and now rest in one of the veterans cemeteries as part of National Wreaths Across America Day.
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A St. James woman has been charged with felony first-degree rape and felony abuse or neglect of a child-no sexual contact in separate cases filed on Wednesday, December 11. Michelle M. Lillis, 37, had her bond set at $50,000 in both cases.
The city of St. James has contracted with C.M. Archer Group for engineering services on the sewer system. The project will include smoke testing, camera work, and plans for engineering to eliminate rainwater entering the system. The contract will cost the city $67,500, but City Administrator Jim Fleming said it will help the city get in compliance for eliminating infiltration.
The St. James Chamber of Commerce is seeking nominations for its annual awards, which will be presented during a banquet on Friday, February 7. This year, the Chamber has announced two new awards, with a deadline for submission of Friday, January 10.
The St. James VFW Post 5608 will be hosting a Breakfast with Santa event this Saturday, December 21. The Post will provide free breakfast for those attending, along with the pictures with Santa, gifts, goody bags, and more.