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A Boomer’s Journal

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A Christmas Tale Today of an Event More than 2,000 Years Ago

By Tom Anselm

(Editors note: This weeks column is a reprise of a past year’s Christmas offering. We do not usually do this, but this story warrants retelling. Merry Christmas!)

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Dining Divas’ Annual Christmas Gathering

The Season of Giving is All Year Long for Dining Divas

Lisa Kampeter

Lisa Kampeter

by Lisa Kampeter

I’m never disappointed each year. The kickoff of the “most wonderful time of the year” always makes me happy and proud. Happy because it’s a great way to start off the holiday season and proud because this group of women we call the Dining Divas continues to amaze me each and every year by their kind and thoughtful ways.

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Holiday Movie Preview Part 2:

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The Oscar Race Heats Up!

by Sandra Olmsted

The announcement of the Golden Globe nominations by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association include many of the films listed below, and the Golden Globes are always a good indicator of the Oscars. It’s time to see as many potential Oscar nominations as possible!

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Annual Christmas Luncheon Held at Taille de Noyer

Pictured at the head of the table with friends is   Margaret Connors, former Florissant Councilwoman who represented ward 9 from 1984 to 1991. Standing next to Margaret Connors are two of the 10 McCluer High School students enrolled in the school’s Culinary Arts Program who volunteered to help the Florissant Valley Historical Society host its Christmas luncheon.

Pictured at the head of the table with friends is Margaret Connors, former Florissant Councilwoman who represented ward 9 from 1984 to 1991. Standing next to Margaret Connors are two of the 10 McCluer High School students enrolled in the school’s Culinary Arts Program who volunteered to help the Florissant Valley Historical Society host its Christmas luncheon.

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Santa Claus Parades Return

Hazelwood Firefighters Bring Back Santa Claus Parades Dec. 7,13,14,21

Santa preparing for one of his Parade appearances.

Santa preparing for one of his Parade appearances.

Kids in the City of Hazelwood “better watch out,” “better not cry,” “better not pout” we’re telling them why, “Santa Claus is coming to town.” As part of their Community Outreach Program, Hazelwood Firefighters are bringing jolly old Saint Nick back to Hazelwood again for the annual “Santa Parade” program from Dec. 7 to Dec. 21.

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Cowboy Christmas

Cowboy-Style Christmas Cheer Rides into Civic Center

Along with Master of Ceremonies Gerry Love (top right), are members of the Jameson Quartet: Ike Eichenberger, John Robertson, and Paul Morris (Ken Clark not pictured). In front, are The Jeweltones: Karen Guglielmo, Kay Love, and Kathy Fugate (Jenn Clodi not pictured).

Along with Master of Ceremonies Gerry Love (top right), are members of the Jameson Quartet: Ike Eichenberger, John Robertson, and Paul Morris (Ken Clark not pictured). In front, are The Jeweltones: Karen Guglielmo, Kay Love, and Kathy Fugate (Jenn Clodi not pictured).

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