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Enthusiastic Crowd Greets New
Ferguson City Council Members
With the swearing in of three newly elected City Council members Tuesday night, the
City of Ferguson opened the door to an era full of hope and promise. Before an overflowing and enthusiastic crowd at City Hall, Ella Jones (Ward 1), Brian Fletcher (Ward 2) and Wesley Bell (Ward 3) officially took their seats in the council chambers and cemented their place in Ferguson history. With Jones and Bell joining Councilman Dwayne T. James, Ferguson now has three African-Americans serving on the City Council.
Friends Tori Stuart and Sam Eaker help
found the Victory Volleyball Camp,
Camp Helps children with disabilities, special needs The St. Louis-based Lutheran Elementary School Association has selected Tori Stuart, an eighth-grader at Immanuel Lutheran School in St. Charles, as its 2015 Lutheran Student Ambassador.
The award, which includes a $500 scholarship underwritten by the Lutheran Church Extension Fund (LCEF), recognizes Lutheran elementary school students who demonstrate courage, compassion, leadership, academic achievement and a commitment to their community.
Three Boy Scouts are recognized by their principals for assisting with the rescue of a man stuck in the mud. From left (rear) are: Paul Alvord, principal, Russell Elementary; Dustin Owen, Florissant Police department; Katherine Chambers, principal, Northwest Middle. Second row (from left): Alexander Frank, Jake Wenzara, and Colt Daily.
Three Ferguson-Ferguson School District students will be among 150 youth from throughout the nation who will make the 54-mile historic trek from Selma to Montgomery, AL., March 20-25. The students – DeAnna Harper, a senior at McCluer North High School; Emani Irving, a junior at McCluer South–Berkeley High School; and Vaughn Ross, a senior at McCluer High School – will participate in the iconic walk as members of the “Walking Classroom” in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the voting rights march.
The familiar squeaking sounds of basketball shoes, the pounding of a basketball on the gym floor, and the yelling from players could be found at the Hazelwood East High School gymnasium recently. The basketball players on one team were from East High, but the opponents in the scrimmage weren’t from a local high school. They were members of the St. Louis County Police Department.
The 2015 Polar Bear Plunge at Creve Coeur Lake is set for Saturday, Feb. 28, starting at 1 p.m. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Missouri’s year-round program of sports training and competitions for children and adults.« Previous Entries Next Entries »