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Kurtis Barks Named GNCC Business Person of the Year

Kurtis Barks

Greater North County Chamber of Commerce named their 2017 Business Person of the year and it is Kurtis Barks. He is the owner operator of Complete Auto Body and Repair and A2b Towing and Recovery and has along with additional business interests in the St. Louis area.

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Live Your Dream Award for Breadwinning Women

Soroptimist Live Your Dream Award Deadline Nov. 15

   Women who serve as the primary wage earners for their families and seek financial assistance to continue their education or receive training can now apply for the Soroptimist Live Your Dream: Education and Training Awards for Women. Applications are available online at www.soroptimist.org/awards/apply.  The application deadline is Nov. 15.

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St. Ferdinand Shrine Needs Renovations

Save the Shrine’ Campaign Begins For Restoration and Preservation

shrine-postcardThe Friends of Old St. Ferdinand, a non-profit organization dedicated to caring for the historic St. Ferdinand Shrine in Florissant, is now in its second month of a campaign to raise funds to restore and preserve several buildings on the grounds of the shrine.

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Incredible Girl Fights Rare Disease

Florissant Girl Beats All Odds of Survival; Throws Out First Pitch at Busch Stadium

By Nichole Richardson

Elina with fredbird others   pg 1Eleni Scott, of Florissant, is getting ready to celebrate her fifth birthday on Aug. 26—a birthday she was never supposed to see, according to the grim medical statistics. Scott was diagnosed at eight months old with a fatal and extremely rare developmental disorder called alveolar capillary dysplasia with misalignment of pulmonary veins (ACD/MPV).

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Variety Was Key to Muny Season

Cast of Aida (7)

‘Aida’ Closes Muny’s 98th Season

On a High Note of Love and Peace

by Pat Lindsey

The final show of The Muny season is always bittersweet because it signifies that the end of summer is near and we’ll have to wait until next June to enjoy sitting beneath the stars and losing ourselves in the genius of Mike Isaacson again.

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MoDot’s TIP Plan

Comment Period Ends For MoDOT’s TIP Plan; East-West Board to Consider New Projects

The comment period for MoDOT’s Transportation Improvement Plan (TIP) ended on Aug. 10. There are 230 new projects to the TIP this year, including the $100M potential Design Build on Interstate-270.  Other new major projects of interest in North St. Louis City and County consist of interchange improvements at I-70 and Lucas-Hunt and resurfacing and ADA improvements along MO 180 (St. Charles Rock Road) from I-270 to St. Louis City Limits. The final TIP will be submitted to the East-West Gateway Board of Directors for their consideration at the Aug. 31, meeting at 10 a.m.

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