SANTA ARRIVED BY HELICOPTER on Friday, Nov. 29 for a quick visit with the kids at Florissant Meadows Shopping Center parking lot. The Santa arrival by copter has been a holiday tradition at Florissant Meadows for more than 30 years. Bob Lindsey photo
By Randy Gardner
It’s actually really been fun this year writing about the world of sports. Not that the world of sports isn’t always fun but here in St. Louis it is always a really bumpy ride. We have seen this with every major franchise in the last 50 years. Nothing more so than the St. Louis Rams.
By Tom Anselm
They say that age is relative. And that’s true in my case. All my relatives are aging. I can see it in their faces. Some have grown ‘jolly of girth”, others gray of hair, and still others have sprouted what granddaughter Ella calls “crumbles.” You know, those awesome lines and crevices that seem to crop up overnight in even the best of visages.
By Carol Arnett
Emotions are running high in Florissant after the city council passed a bill adopting the budget for fiscal year 2014.
After the city council passed the bill during the Nov. 25 meeting, Mayor Tom Schneider, who missed the meeting due to medical reasons, sent out a statement saying that he will return the budget bill unsigned—which he did. Schneider said that he was urging the council to restore funding for equipment that it cut from the final budget. The council then sent out its own statement outlining the reasons the equipment funding was cut.
Paul Morris, president of the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education, this past week issued a new statement on the board action to place Supt. Art McCoy on paid leave as investigations continue in the matter. The full statement is as follows:
By Jim Wieners
Fall 2013 in high school sports among North County high schools, especially in the Florissant Valley area, may have been without any Missouri State High School Activities Association championships or second-place finishers but it was not completely void of highlights.