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U.S. Dept. of Education Awards Major Funding to St. Louis Community College

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded St. Louis Community College (SLCC) over $3 million in funding for Student Support Services projects. The funds come from the department’s TRIO program, which provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and works to motivate students to graduate.

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Thursday, Aug. 13

Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine Street, at 10:15 a.m. RSVP by calling 314-838-3877.

Friday, Aug. 14

   The North County Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. at the James J. Eagan Center, in Florissant from 7 to 10 p.m. for senior citizens of North County. The 18-piece Sentimental Journey Dance Band will play. Attendance prizes and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets (resident or non-resident) are $15 and available at the Senior Office in Florissant City Hall. Call the Florissant Senior Office at 839-7605.

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A Moment for Prayer, Peace and Harmony Reflected at Pallottine Renewal Center

Story and photo by Erica R. Van Buren

John Higgins, pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant

John Higgins, pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant

Although the day ended with gunfire and stores being looted, the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was also observed through peaceful events across the area, including Florissant. Some organizations offered free school supplies and some groups joined in peaceful marches.

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First ‘Hybrid’ Procedure Performed at Christian Hospital New Hybrid Room

The first cardiac hybrid procedure at Christian Hospital was performed Thursday, July 30, in the new $5.5 million hybrid room, the only one of its kind in North County and among only 2 percent in hospitals nationwide.

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Black and Blue’ Returning to History Museum Friday, Oct. 2

 

Gitana Productions’ “Black and Blue,” an original play exploring the complex relationship between the African American community and the police, returns to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on October 2, 2015, at 8 p.m.

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Rick Steigerwald Wins Run-off Election, Keeps Black Jack Seat

 

In a special runoff election for the Black Jack City Council. incumbent Rick Steigerwald retained his council seat with a 117-43 majority over challenger Veronica Patton in the Aug.5th special election.

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