1st African-American Councilman in Florissant

3 Incumbents also take Oath of Office

Robert Parson Swearing in Was

Historical Event in Florissant

By Carol Arnett

Robert Parson, Jr. was sworn in to the city council at the council meeting Monday, making him the first African-American councilman in the city’s history. Parson defeated incumbent Mark Schmidt in the April election.

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North County Inc. Honors Community Leaders Making a Difference in No. County

Logo NCI   As part of the organization’s 40th Annual Leadership Breakfast celebration, North County Incorporated (NCI) will recognize several area leaders for making a significant positive impact in North County. The event will be held on Friday, May 19 from 7:30.-9:30 a.m. at the Marriott St. Louis Airport. More than 600 business, civic, and community leaders will gather to honor the recipients.

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The Fate of the Furious: Drag, Race

by Sandra Olmsted

fateofthefurious   The eighth installment in the Fast and Furious franchise varies vastly from an exciting and stimulating race and sometimes the movie drags, yet it does offer escapism. In terms of comparison to other movies in the series, it is by far not the worse, having benefited from improvements in special effects over the years and from F. Gary Gray’s direction.

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Florissant, K of C Hosting 1st Food Truck Night of Year

The Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council #2951 and the City of Florissant will be co-sponsoring a Food Truck Knight on Friday, April 21 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lot near the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine located at 50 rue St. Francois. The trucks will serve until 8 and the band Stillwater will perform until 9. (some trucks may serve later)

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World Tai Chi & Qigong Day At Atonement Lutheran Church

Atonement Lutheran Church in Florissant is hosting a celebration of World Tai Chi & Qigong Day on Saturday, April 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.

A World Tai Chi demonstration from last year’s event.

A World Tai Chi demonstration from last year’s event.

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City’s Recycling Event a Big Success

Pictured is Ward 4 Councilman Jeff Caputa, members from the Health Department  and MRC employees that assisted the public during the Electronics Recycling Day.

Pictured is Ward 4 Councilman Jeff Caputa, members from the Health Department
and MRC employees that assisted the public during the Electronics Recycling Day.

Mayor Thomas P. Schneider said that this year’s electronic recycle event on April 8 was an overwhelming success. An overflow of people came to the event to recycle electronic devices which included TVs, computer equipment, stereos and household appliances.

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