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Brian Fletcher, Former Mayor and Current Ferguson Councilman, Dies at Age 56

Brian Fletcher

Brian Fletcher

Councilman Brian Fletcher passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 10. Fletcher, a 28-year politician, a former Country Club Hills Alderman and former mayor of Ferguson, was elected Ward 2 Councilman last April 6.

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Gov. Nixon’s Assistance program approved

Florissant Offers Debris Pickup

Service For Flood Victims in City

The federal government approved Governor Jay Nixon’s request for assistance in the removal of debris associated with the recent heavy rains and flooding from the heavy late December rains. The state will begin scheduling curbside pickup of flood damaged debris (including items damaged by sewer backups) in participating communities.

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The Revenant: Revenge Served Bleak and Cold

Leonardo DiCaprio (center) stars as  Hugh Glass who  was left for dead In The Revenant opening Friday, Jan. 8 at St. Louis area theaters.

Leonardo DiCaprio
(center) stars as
Hugh Glass who
was left for dead
In The Revenant
opening Friday,
Jan. 8 at St. Louis
area theaters.

By Sandra Olmsted

Writer/director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárittu’s latest film, The Revenant, chronicles, in part, the true story of a frontier scout left for dead in territories that will become North and South Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming and Nebraska during the winter of 1823-1824. Based on Michael Punke’s 2002 fact-based novel of the same name, the story is both a tale of revenge and of wraithlike return from the dead.

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