St. James News

Board hears update on budget assumptions

    The St. James Board of Education heard from Superintendent Dr. Merlyn Johnson, who gave an update on budget assumptions for the next school year during a meeting on Thursday, May 21. Johnson told the board there is a lot of uncertainty due to the lack of information on what the state budget will look like, but expects cuts to be made that will impact the district.

PCB grants $6,000 to school district to help kids

    Phelps County Bank (PCB) has again given a grant of $6,000 to the St. James School District to be used for classroom needs. As part of a School-Business Partnership, PCB gives money annually to help give teachers additional funds for classroom projects, field trips, and to help with other costs.

Local 4-H member wins photography contest

Emily Douglas had a photo selected for the Phelps County Extension webpage during a photography contest held recently. Douglas is 14 years old, a member of the Royal 4-H Club in St. James and has been enrolled in photography for five years. Extension staff chose her photo from the 29 photos that were submitted.