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Memorial Mass at the Shrine, Fitting for Rosemary Davison

A large crowd of family and friends turned out for the memorial mass for Rosemary Davison at St. Ferdinand Shrine on Saturday, Oct. 18 Msgr. Mark Ullrich, one of the four priests concelebrating the mass, said the location was a fitting one. Davison loved history, he said, and worked tirelessly to preserve historical structures like the shrine.

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Interview with Brian Fletcher

Former Ferguson Mayor Continues Crusade to Promote City’s Virtues

By Tom Anselm

If ever there was a guy who is bullish on the future of Ferguson, it would have to be Brian Fletcher. The Independent News recently talked with the former mayor of that city. He is currently spear-heading the extensive activities of the “I (Heart) Ferguson Committee”. This organization has risen in prominence as an enterprise that has reached 16 countries and 42 states with sales of its yard signs, coffee mugs, cozies, tee shirts and other items emblazoned with the committee’s signature logo. Sales may be the wrong word to use here, since all items are acquired through donation.

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Food Drive to add Ferguson Pantries continues

Citizens joining together to help those in our community who are in need!                                                              

Operation Food Search along with the I Love Ferguson groups joint efforts are continuing to collect sundry/ personal hygiene for distribution to local Ferguson food pantries to benefit residents in need.

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Rosemary Davison Celebrates 96th Birthday

Rosemary Davison celebrates her 96th biirthday with Rose Vierdag and  Mary Kay Gladbach. Mayor Tom Schneider, John Kohnen and  Rance Thomas were also present

Rosemary Davison celebrates her 96th biirthday with Rose Vierdag and Mary Kay Gladbach. Mayor Tom Schneider, John Kohnen and Rance Thomas were also present

Close friends and admirers were on hand to help celebrate Rosemary Straub Davison’s 96th birthday last week.

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Free Food Distribution sites in Ferguson area

Operation Food Search Continues distribution

Operation Food Search, the largest distributor of free food in the bi-state region, is collaborating with several local businesses and organizations to provide free food and household essentials to families in Ferguson and surrounding areas.

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North County Inc. Aids Healing Process In Ferguson Area

Business Fund set up

By Pat Lindsey

For the past 37 years, North County, Inc. has represented the 375,000 residents of North County in economic development. As president and CEO of that organization, Rebecca Zoll takes the duties outlined in her job description very seriously. And with the recent upheaval in Ferguson, Zoll and NCI are now taking on new responsibilities, including fundraising to help Ferguson area businesses hurt by the vandalism and closings.

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