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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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Elizabeth Wade to Chair GNCCC Board For 2016, Board Installation Jan. 20

Elizabeth Wade, vice president and bank manager of the Hazelwood Pulaski Bank office, will be installed as the 2016 Chair of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors on Jan. 20 at Norwood Hills Country Club. The luncheon costs $25 per person and reservations must be made by noon, Friday, Jan. 15. To reserve a seat, call the Chamber at 314-831-3500 or register online at www.greaternorthcountychamber.com.

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Trojan Park, Named for Former High School, is Coming to Wellston

 

Trojan Park map.

Trojan Park map.

Plans are underway for Trojan Park, named after the former high school in Wellston, at the corner of Skinker and Etzel. Great Rivers Greenway is partnering with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the City of Wellston to transform the vacant lot into a vibrant community park and plans to open it Oct. 8 during NRPA’s annual conference.

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