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New River’s Edge Sports Complex Kicks Off Fall with Soccer Clinic

River’s Edge Sports Complex, located at 5105 N. Highway 67 in Florissant, will host a six-week “Beginners Soccer” clinic for boys and girls ages 3 – 6 starting on Saturday, Sept. 7.  Each session will be one hour long with personalized instruction for every child, as well as controlled scrimmages where they can apply their newly-learned soccer skills.

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Hazelwood Central H.S. Student Pulls Unconscious Man from Pool

 

   When Travorus Barnes, a sophomore at Hazelwood Central High School, took a lifeguard training class at HCHS, he never thought he would have to use the skills he learned to help save a life.  While swimming with friends at a local swimming pool recently, Barnes pulled a man out of the water after he had been knocked unconscious attempting to dive into the pool.

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Hispanic Festival a Good Time Despite Rain

The  Hispanic Festival was  held recently  at the Knights of Columbus grounds. The two day event featured non-stop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folk dancers from various countries. Patrons enjoyed have a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin & South America. The main purpose for the Hispanic Festival is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations. The Hispanicfest organization uses the funds raised to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children.

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Showers Didn’t Dampen Spirit of Ponds, Pools, and Plantings Tour

By Pat Lindsey

Even the garage window at Joan Stokes’ home was decorated for the tour.

Who knew that there were enough ponds, swimming pools, and gorgeous plants in Florissant to organize a tour of them?  Saturday, June 22, marked the second annual tour sponsored by Old Town Partners, but turnout was down due to an unannounced shower.  Those who went on the tour, however, enjoyed seven beautiful gardens in Old Town and went home with a goody bag full of discounts from local merchants.

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Local Couple Calls Hosting Exchange Students A Priceless Experience

9 of 11 CIEE Students Stayed in North County

 

(Special to the Independent News)

“It’s like going to Brazil or Germany without leaving home!”  says Pat Weiss, host mother to Brazilian Raquel Visnevski and German Lara Busch.  “I love it!  We have two empty bedrooms.  What a great way to share our American way of life and share our time.  I also get to be ‘mom’ and Raquel and Lara bring us a ray of sunshine.  It’s so much fun and very interesting.  It’s a way to keep learning.  I am so glad that my husband Tony and I said ‘yes’ to CIEE.”

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Three Florissant Girl Scouts Among Girl Scout Gold Award Winners

Three Girl Scouts from Florissant were among the 22 Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri (GSEM) who received the Girl Scout Gold Award. The girls received their awards at the annual Reflections Ceremony on June 2. Emily Bublitz, Audrey Corbin and Camille Palmer were the three girls from Florissant to receive the award.

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