Interview with Brian Fletcher

Former Ferguson Mayor

Continues Crusade to

Promote City’s Virtues

By Tom Anselm

   If ever there was a guy who is bullish on the future of Ferguson, it would have to be Brian Fletcher. The Independent News recently talked with the former mayor of that city. He is currently spear-heading the extensive activities of the “I (Heart) Ferguson Committee”. This organization has risen in prominence as an enterprise that has reached 16 countries and 42 states with sales of its yard signs, coffee mugs, cozies, tee shirts and other items emblazoned with the committee’s signature logo. Sales may be the wrong word to use here, since all items are acquired through donation.

Recently, the organization has been fast-tracked to receive its 501c3 not-for-profit tax status. It recently sent a check from its proceeds for $5000 to Reinvest North County, a fund administered by North County Incorporated to help businesses who have suffered damages due to illegal activities surrounding the protests.

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Little Creek Nature Area Holds Open House

The Little Creek Nature Area, located at 2295 Dunn Road, will host a fun, free family event on Sat., Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon.  The event is open to the public.

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Northwoods Sunday Pops Concert Honors Anne Frank

Northwinds Concert Band, led by Larry Marsh, will present a Sunday Pops Concert in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the box office or by calling 314-921-5678.

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McCluer North, Trinity, IWA District Girls Volleyball Top Seeds

By Jim Wieners

McCluer North, Trinity Catholic and Incarnate Word Academy each earned number one seeds in Girls Volleyball District Tournament which begins October 20 and ends no later than October 23.

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CBC Leads Class 6, District 2 Over Hazelwood Central; One Week Left

By Jim Wieners

Signs are pointing to a possible Class Six, District Two Football Final match between last year’s State Semifinalist Hazelwood Central and district runner-up (quarterfinalist) CBC as both teams are 8-0.

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Shakespeare Comedy ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ Comes to FCC Theatre in Oct.

St. Louis Shakespeare will present Much AdoAbout Nothing at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre this mont.

As one pair of (reluctant) lovers engages in a merry war of wits, another becomes innocent victims of a villainous plot to destroy their happiness. But thanks to the dogged persistence of a truly remarkable keeper of the peace, love prevails at last in one of Shakespeare’s most popular romantic comedies.

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