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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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City Council had approved agreement

Ferguson and Justice Dept Finalize

Agreement Resolving Lawsuit

On March 17 the Justice Department and the city of Ferguson jointly filed an agreement resolving the United States’ pending lawsuit against Ferguson. The court-enforceable decree, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri, aims to remedy the unconstitutional law enforcement conduct that the Justice Department found during its civil pattern-or-practice investigation into the Ferguson Police Department (FPD) and the Ferguson Municipal Court.  The department’s findings were released in a public report issued March 4, 2015.

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