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Health Department Releases Report on County’s Heroin-Related Deaths

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a report that details drug-poisoning deaths in St. Louis County from 2010 through 2014. The report shows that the highest rate of heroin deaths is found among young men age 25 to 44 years, who have a heroin death rate more than twice the county average.

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Friday, Feb. 26

Fish Fry all through Lent at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois from 3-7. All profits go to support Veterans. Call 314- 831-6121.

Fish Fry at Florissant Elks Lodge 2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd, 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday until March 25. Serving cod, jack salmon, shrimp, homemade desserts. For information call 314-921-2316.

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Budget Cuts for Hazelwood School District Draw Criticism from Parents, Teachers

Photo of packed school board meeting room…. An estimated 200-300 more stood in the lobby and area outside the board room. Photo provided by Keith English.

Photo of packed school board meeting room…. An estimated 200-300 more stood in the lobby and area outside the board room. Photo provided by Keith English.

Parents, teachers and others jammed the Hazelwood School District School Board meeting Wednesday night to voice opposition to the administration’s recently announced plan to reduce the budget over the next several years. Most of the opposition concerned cutbacks in elementary band/orchestra and the plan to have only one physical education class per month.

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Mayors’ Shamrock Ball Benefits Valley Industries

The 9th Annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball is March 5

Last year’s Mayors’ Shamrock Ball sold out, but the organizers for the 2016 event expect the upcoming evening to be the best one yet. The 9th annual Mayors’ Shamrock Ball is slated for Saturday, March 5, from 6:30 to 11 p.m. at Garden Villas North, 4505 Parker Road.

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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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Mary Gettemeier Selected Chamber 2016 Business Person of the Year

   mary GettemeierShe will be honored at luncheon on Jan. 20

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce has selected Mary Gettemeier, owner of The Flower Pot, as its 2016 Business Person of the Year. A member of the Chamber since 1985, Gettemeier will be recognized at the Chamber’s Membership Luncheon on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., at Norwood Hills Country Club.

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