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Valley of Flowers Festival Performances and Events

Rides, games, entertainment and plenty of food and beverages will be included at the 53rd annual Valley of Flowers Festival in Florissant May 1-3.  The theme of this year’s event is “Valley of Flowers Celebrates Those Who Serve.”

Events and activities throughout the weekend will be held at five locations: The James J. Eagan Community Center at the intersection of Parker and Waterford; the Duchesne Knights of Columbus grounds on Washington Street between St. Charles Street and Lindbergh Blvd; Old Town Florissant along Rue St. Francois; Koch Park at Howdershell and Charbonier; and Saint Ferdinand Shrine on Rue St. Francois next to the Knights of Columbus grounds.

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North County Inc. Names Leadership Winners; Honored at Breakfast May 29

 

North County Incorporated (NCI) has announced its annual Business Development, Community Development, Elmer Belsha Leadership, Excellence in Partnership, Public Service, Special Recognition, and Sustaining Our Community award recipients. The 2015 award recipients will be honored at NCI’s 38th Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 29, 7:30-9:30 a.m. at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel.

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Hazelwood Central Girls Win Wolfpack Invite Track, McCluer North Takes 2nd

By Jim Wieners

The battle between the last two Class Four Girls Track & Field State Champions aiming to be the first to win in Class Five, in the first year as a Five-Class sport, has begun April 11 in Wentzville at Timberland High School.

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Big Voter Turnout in Ferguson

Ferguson Residents Elect Three New City Council Members

                      30 % Voter Turnout Praised by Officials

Ferguson residents headed to the polls on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 and elected three new City Council members. The election drew a 30-percent voter turnout, more than double the typical turnout for an April election from the 12,738 registered voters in the City of Ferguson. Those voters elected two African-American candidates, giving the City Council three African-American members for the first time in its 120-year history.

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Local Election Results from April 7

Schneider Wins Big For Mayor in Florissant McCourt wins in Black Jack;

Bond Issue in Ferguson-Florissant, Hazelwood Sales Tax Win Big

By Bob Lindsey

Tuesday’s elections saw the re-election of Mayor Tom Schneider in Florissant, Norm McCourt in Black Jack, two African-Americans winning Ferguson city council seats, and big majorities for a bond issue in Ferguson-Florissant and a sales tax in the City of Hazelwood.

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5 Class Track And Field Includes Double Districts, Sectionals

                 By Jim Wieners

Beginning this Spring High School Track And Field Championships will compete in Five Classes with three of the largest, Three-Five, competing in the same week with 24 districts May 16, 12 Sectionals May 23 and the State Championships held May 29-30 at Lincoln University’s Dwight T. Reed Stadium, Jefferson City.

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