The annual adopt a senior and teen program has begun and stockings are ready for adoption. The St. James Caring Center has readied this year’s stockings and residents can fill a stocking and return it to the St. James Caring Center for distribution this Christmas.
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The City of St. James received three bids for the construction of a 10-inch water line, which will run from Wishon Street down to the end of Scioto and tying in houses and the John F. Hodge High School. The water project is being completed in conjunction with the school district’s ongoing construction projects and will provide better pressure and services to the neighborhood.
Veterans Day ceremonies will be held over the next two weeks to honor veterans from the community. The Chamber of Commerce will be making a special delivery to the Missouri Veterans Home (MVH), John F. Hodge High School will hold its annual Veterans Day assembly, and Your Community Health Center will host a Veterans Day Flag Pole dedication.
• Rolla also approves local use tax, but county issue fails
On Tuesday, voters in St. James gave their support to Proposition A, which will allow the city to collect a local use tax of two-percent on online sales to be used to help improve the Tri-County Animal Shelter facility and provide new equipment for the St. James Police Department. The tax will generate an estimated $35,000 in new revenues to the city.
The St. James Lions Club is holding its annual Festival of Lights to light up the downtown plaza for the holidays. Those interested in having a display can begin doing so on November 16.