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Tom Anselm with granddaugher overlooking  the thousands of American flags

Tom Anselm with granddaughter overlooking the thousands of American flags on Art Hill in Forest Park

Bittersweet Events on Art

Hill…Remembering 9-11

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgBy Tom Anselm

As we walked onto the red, white and blue display on Art Hill in Forest Park, we heard a soft tinkling sound. It was as if tiny bells were chiming, randomly, constantly. American flags, 6,868 of them, were waving gently on this warm early-September morning. Each one symbolized a fallen member of the US Military, men and women from every branch who had given the ultimate sacrifice in wars since that fate-filled day of September 11, 2001.

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Wild West Show big hit at National Harvest & Cowboy Festival

Silver Dollar City's Wild West Show performers

The performers at Silver Dollar City’s Wild West, a must see show at this fall’s National Harvest & Cowboy Festival

Cowboys, Hoop Dancer, Canines Will

Take You For a Few Lopes at Festival

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Alyssa Hofze-Miss Hazelwood

New Miss Hazelwood for 2016 crowned

New Miss Hazelwood for 2016 crowned

New Miss Hazelwood Is Crowned

At Harvestfest’s Coronation Event

The City of Hazelwood announced that Alyssa Hotze, age 16, a junior at Hazelwood West High School, is Miss Hazelwood 2016. She was crowned with this honor at the Miss Hazelwood Coronation held at the Hazelwood Harvestfest on Sept. 10 in Howdershell Park.

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Residents urged to use the facility before Sept. 30

Rotary Club Loses Bid to Manage

The Florissant License Office

The Rotary Club of Florissant has recently lost the bid to manage the driver’s license and vehicle registration office located in Florissant. Rotary Club has managed the license office since 1994.

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Florissant Sept. Calendar

Thursday, Sept. 8

   Modern Square Dancing at Florissant Valley Christian Church, 1325 N. Hwy 67, every Thursday for 10 weeks beginning at 7:15 p.m. Casual attire and $5 p/p per night. Registration and first class begins Sept. 8 Call (314) 839-2134 for info.

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Hazelwood Harvestfest Back Again

Annual event is Saturday, Sept. 10

New Attractions at 2016 Harvestfest Include Mechanical Rides

The City of Hazelwood will be offering small mechanical rides for the first time at this year’s Hazelwood Harvestfest on Saturday, Sept. 10, at Howdershell Park, 6810 Howdershell Rd. These rides will be running all day from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., adding more fun and entertainment to the line-up of activities planned for people of all ages to enjoy.

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