Members of the Phelps County Animal Rescue, a new non-profit volunteer group of animal supporters, spoke to the St. James city council on Monday night about taking over the Tri-County Humane Society. The city has struggled to negotiate a lease agreement with the Humane Society and the Phelps County Animal Rescue group is taking steps to possibly take over operations.
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The Tiger Shark Water Park will reopen this month after the St. James City Council voted to allow the facility to open with restrictions for COVID-19 safety. A limited number of guests will be allowed in the facility at a time and users will be encouraged to maintain social distancing, with the facility set to open sometime during the third week of June.
The James Memorial Public Library has been awarded a Reading Challenge Software Grant, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced on June 1. The grant is for $550 and will provide the library software to provide summer reading programs this year.
Graduation for the St. James senior class of 2020 will be held on Friday, June 26 at the Multi-Sports Complex, the district announced on Friday. Guests will be limited and social distancing measures will take place to ensure public safety.
The city of St. James has started a Delta Regional Authority (DRA) funded expansion of water services in the intersection of Hardy and Wishon streets, near Prock Operations. The city has already completed a DRA project to expand sidewalks near the facility and will use the remainder of funding to expand water services and install a new fire hydrant and manholes.