St. James News

t. James Senior Center welcomes you

    The St. James Senior is enjoying a revitalization. The pandemic impeded activities and services offered. With restrictions adjusted, the monthly Birthday Luncheon served over 100 in May. What a lovely phenomenon to again be able to socialize and delight in visiting with friends.   

Tickets on sale now for GFF concert

    The St. James Chamber of Commerce is now selling tickets to this year’s Grape and Fall Festival concert, set for Thursday, September 9. This year’s featured artist is Maddie and Tae.
    Tickets are for the Thursday night concert only and include the Maddie and Tae concert as well as entry into the park and carnival rides. General admission tickets for the evening are $25 each. The Chamber is also offering VIP seating, which is in a marked off area directly in front of the stage, which can be purchased for an additional $50.
    Tickets can be purchased online at The event will be held in Nelson Hart Park beginning at 7 p.m., with doors opening at 5 p.m. Orders can also be made by calling 1-800-965-9324.
    The Chamber will also soon be selling season passes, although a date for those sales beginning has not been officially announced. Season passes will cost $35 for adults 16 to 64 and $30 for children five to 15 years old and seniors 65 and older.
    Season passes will allow access through the gate all nights of the festival as well as carnival rides at no additional cost. Games and food will not be included in the season pass. The season pass will include this year’s Miss St. James Queen pageant, and both concerts on Thursday and Friday night.
    This year’s Grape and Fall Festival will be held from September 8 through September 11. For more information, contact the Chamber at 573-265-6649 to learn more.

City names field after former parks director

    The city of St. James has named a baseball field in Nelson Hart Park after a long-time former parks director. A large group of supporters and friends of J.R. Marcus attended the naming ceremony held on Saturday, recognizing the legacy he has had on St. James sports.

DNR contacted after sewer gets into creek

    The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the city of St. James responded last week to a sewer bypass incident that left several fish dead and wastewater in Robinson Creek. Alliance Water Resources, which contracts with the city to maintain the wastewater system, is working with DNR to address the issue.