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Stems’ Florists Deck the Halls at the White House

 

 

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STEMS FLORIST WORK AT THE WHITE HOUSE included the Grand Foyer and the East Hall.

Kim Brennan worked on the East Hall and Colonnade and her daughter Jenny Thomasson was a

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5-Day California Trip Offered plenty of options

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 Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central  coastal California

Big Sur just off U.S.1 in central coastal California

Sur Perfect for a  Short Trip

Story and photos By Bob Lindsey

California Dreamin’ for folks in the Midwest usually means visions of traveling to the major tourist mega centers such as San Francisco, Los Angeles, Anaheim or San Diego. But there’s another part of California that boasts beautiful beaches and ocean views, mountains, and rich California history, and can be enjoyed in just a few days.

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California Dreamin’ on an (early) Winter Day

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Sunset on the Pacific Ocean near Cambria, CA.

Pacific sunsets are spectacular all along the California coast, such as this one in Cambria,CA near the Hearst Castle.

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Florissant Veteran Remembers W.W II as a Tail Gunner on B17

George Eckert with a memento of his time served. In the frame are his medals, a picture of him in uniform with his mother, a picture of him as a young tail gunner, and a picture of his flight crew. Eckert is in the middle of the back row

George Eckert with a memento of his time served. In the frame are his medals, a picture of him in uniform with his mother, a picture of him as a young tail gunner, and a picture of his flight crew. Eckert is in the middle of the back row

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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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