Muny’s Children’s Show Plays until Aug. 7

Beauty and the Beast is Pure Enchantment

There is no better place than The Muny to return to our fairy tale childhoods and experience an enchanting quest for happily ever after. This week’s production of Beauty and the Beast is the ultimate fairy tale that makes the members of the audience glad to be their guest and grateful for a happy ending that sends them home humming.

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Cinematic Giggles and Thrills The Last of Summer’s

by Sandra Olmsted

As summer winds down, a few more films still offer summer fun and excitement.

Director Christopher McQuarrie’s Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation, a Paramount release, opens on Friday, July 31 and is already getting good buzz. With the IMF disbanded, and Ethan (Tom Cruise) out in the cold, the team now faces off against a network of highly skilled special agents, the Syndicate. These highly trained operatives are hellbent on creating a new world order through an escalating series of terrorist attacks. When the group faces their most impossible mission yet, Ethan gathers his team and joins forces with disavowed British agent Ilsa Faust (Rebecca Ferguson), who may or may not be a member of this rogue nation. Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris and Alec Baldwin also star. PG-13 for sequences of action and violence, and brief partial nudity; 125 Minutes.

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U.S. Men’s Soccer Now Must Look to Showdown with Mexico in the Fall

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

   What a disappointment it was last week for the United States Soccer fanatics as the Men’s U.S. team not only lost to Jamaica in the semifinal game but then lost in the 3rd place game. This was a tournament that they were expected to win.

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Florissant Police Promote Project Lifesaver Program

The recent hot weather and potentially deadly heat indices prompted Police Chief Timothy J. Lowery to remind Florissant residents that the Police Department has partnered with Project Lifesaver to help find individuals who wander off and cannot be located by loved ones.

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Crisis Nursery Celebrity Waiters Night

Celebrities Raise Donations for Crisis Nursery at West County Center Aug. 6

Have a light breakfast, opt-out of a pound-packing lunch, and join Saint Louis Crisis Nursery for dinner during the 25th Annual Celebrity Waiters Night on Thursday, Aug. 6, from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. at West County Center. More than 100 national and local celebrities will engage supporters for donations to benefit Crisis Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs.

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Mayor Schneider Urges Missouri Gubernatorial Candidates to Support State Gas Tax Increase in 2016

Says State Senators Schaaf, Emery, Kraus are Blocking Progress in Missouri

Florissant Mayor Thomas P. Schneider, who alreadly requested that Gov. Nixon call a special legislative session to pass a 2-cent state gas tax increase, is urging all candidates for governor in 2016 to support the gas tax increase. Such an increase is needed to avoid forfeiting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal matching funds for Missouri transportation. Without this financing the state’s roads will deteriorate and its bridges will collapse.

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