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A BOOMER’S JOURNAL: Early TV: When the West Called My Name

by Tom Anselm

“From the clear blue of the Western sky comes… Sky King.”

The Title Credits of "Sky King" from youtube: .

The Title Credits of “Sky King” from youtube: <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0KEblrgf0g>.

So went the opening line of one of the many shows with Western themes that populated the few channels of black-and-white television in the early days of that medium. Sky King caught criminals and found lost hikers from his twin-engine Cessna ‘The Songbird’ out of his Flying Crown Ranch, along with niece Penny and nephew Clipper. How about that for an adventure-packed weekly plot?

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Hazelwood Central Takes 34-Game League Grid Win Streak (To) West

By Jim Wieners

1395780654_hazelwood_central_hawks   When the St. Louis Suburban Public High School Athletic and Activities Association realigned the Suburban Conferences, Hazelwood Central Football won the last 16 consecutive Suburban North Conference games.

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With Cards Out of the Playoffs, Should We Pick an NFL Team?

Randy Gardner

Randy Gardner

By Randy Gardner

So the Cardinals are done this year, the second year in the row they missed the playoffs.And now the Rams are 3-1 but nobody around here seems to care. But perhaps we still have a team to root for in the NFL, that being the cross-state 4-0 Kansas City Chiefs.

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Spooky Food Truck Knight Friday, Oct. 13 on KOC Grounds

halloween 1   Mayor Tom Schneider announced that the Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council #2951 and the City of Florissant will be co-sponsoring a Food Truck Knight on Friday, Oct. 13 from 5 to 9 p.m. on the lot near the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine located at 50 rue St. Francois. The trucks will serve until 8 p.m. and the band Decades Apart will perform until 9 p.m. (Some trucks may serve later.)

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Homecoming Celebration Back at Little Creek Oct. 28

little creek nature area

Little Creek Nature Area

The Little Creek Nature Area, 2295 Dunn Rd. in Florissant, will host its 6th annual Homecoming Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 28.

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Rebel in the Rye: J.D. Salinger Still Reclusive

Nicholas Hoult portrays writer J.D. Salinger in the film about his life "Rebel in the Rye."

Nicholas Hoult portrays writer J.D. Salinger in the film about his life “Rebel in the Rye.”

by Sandra Olmsted

Although J. D. Salinger became both one of the 20th century’s most famous and read authors, very little is known about the man himself. Debut director Danny Strong bites off the problem making a bio-pic about the famously reclusive writer with Rebel in the Rye. Fortunately, for the most part, Strong rises to the occasion.

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