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Councilman Lee Has Budget Concerns

florissant Governemtn buildingBy Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council held two public hearings on Monday night Oct. 9 with the first on the budget It had been presented to the council at the last council meeting. The city’s fiscal year begins on Nov. 1.

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Illinois Ozarks are Found in Southernmost Part of the State

Fall Colors in the Illinois Ozarks

Camel Rock in the Garden of the Gods section of the Shawnee Forest in all its Fall glory. (Photo courtesy of Southernmost.Illinois.com.)

By Bob Lindsey

When we told friends that we were going to the Illinois Ozarks for a couple of days, reactions were mixed. “I didn’t know Illinois had any Ozarks–or even hills.”

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Hazelwood Central Football Goes For Conference 6-Sweep Saturday

football field lowangle

By Jim Wieners

Hazelwood Central Football won their 19th consecutive Suburban XII Conference North Division Game Oct. 7 as the Hawks won 32-10 at Hazelwood West and won Hazelwood School District bragging rights for the sixth consecutive year..

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Peace and Community Spirit Shine on Black Jack’s Harvest Moon Festival

Fireworks concluded the Harvest Moon Festival at Harold Evangelista Park in Black Jack on Sept. 16  ~~  Bob Lindsey photo

Fireworks concluded the Harvest Moon Festival at Harold Evangelista Park in Black Jack on Sept. 16 ~~ Bob Lindsey photo

by Pat Lindsey

Just as peaceful protests turned violent in St. Louis, the City of Black Jack held its Harvest Moon Festival without any problems whatsoever. Instead, Black Jack residents enjoyed an afternoon and evening of free entertainment, refreshments, and a long list of activities, such as a tennis clinic, youth flag football scrimmages, basketball shooting, soccer, volleyball, soccer, and hayrides at Harold Evangelista on Saturday, Sept. 16.

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Theater Review

 

South Pacific lead actress Leah Berry and lead ctor Michael Halling

South Pacific lead actress Leah Berry and lead actor Michael Halling  take a spin in a dance scene from South Pacific

An Enchanting Evening Awaits

Audiences of STAGES’ South Pacific

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South City BBQ Joint Gets Stellar Ratings from the Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampter

Lisa Kampeter of the Dining Divas

Lisa Kampeter of the Dining Divas

Immediately when I saw the Stellar Hog, I compared it to Henke’s Tavern in Florissant. Located in the middle of a neighborhood on Leona near Bates in South St. Louis, this place is rich in history. You’d never realize that inside the small white building you’d find some of the best food around. I can honestly say that rarely do the Dining Divas agree on our food, but this time, we all agreed we wanted to come back!

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