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Florissant Town Hall Meeting On Heroin, Prescription Abuse

On Monday, April 25, at 7 p.m. the Florissant Police Department along with the National Council on Alcohol and Drug Addition (NCADA) St. Louis will host a town hall discussion on the heroin epidemic and prescription painkiller misuse that is affecting communities across the region. The event will be held at the James J. Eagan Civic Center Theatre, #1 Eagan Drive.

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$25 Million investment, Hiring 250 More

Gov. Nixon at Grand Opening of

Centene’s New Ferguson Center

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday helped celebrate the grand opening of Centene Corporation’s new Ferguson Service Center, a $25 million investment that is employing more than 250 people. Centene, a Fortune 500 healthcare company, initially announced plans to build the 45,000-square-foot claims processing center in Ferguson in early September of 2014.

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, April 7

   Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St., at 10:15 a.m. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

Friday, April 8

   Tai Chi for Seniors at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St., at 10 a.m. Free. Reduce stress, strengthen joints and develop balance and coordination. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

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Budget Cuts Loom For City

Ferguson City Voters Approve One of

Two Propositions on Tuesday, April 5

Ferguson City voters approved one of two Propositions on Tuesday, April 5. Proposition E, an Economic Development Sales Tax of a 1/2 cent received nearly 70% voter approval on Tuesday. Proposition E, received 68.99% voter approval which will generate $1,225,000 per year; of which $800,000 will be designated for general fund purposes, and $425,000 will be used for capital improvement purposes.

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Hawthorne Players:


Auditions April 10 For Musical ‘Hairspray’


Hawthorne Players has announced auditions for the musical “Hairspray” at 2 p.m. on Sunday, April 10, at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, 1 James J. Eagan Drive, 63033. Prepare a 1-minute comedic monologue and 32 measures of music. Please bring your music in the key you intend to sing. An accompanist will be provided. The audition will include cold readings, vocal audition, and choreography. For more information visit and complete and download the audition form.

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Florissant, Hazelwood, Local Ballot issues


School Board, Municipal Races &

Ballot Issues For April 5th Elections


The number of candidates for next Tuesday, April 3rd municipal elections is lighter in our area of North County than in previous years, but there are several ballot issues on tap in both Florissant and Hazelwood. There are no council races in Florissant and only one contested race in Hazelwood. Black Jack has two contested council races.

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