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Three North County Businesses Win ‘Big Idea Pitch’ Cash, Plan to Grow

Best Insurance Agency, Corners Frameshop & Gallery, and Paw Purfect Pet Salon each received $10,000 after winning the Big Idea Pitch business plan contest. The competition was organized by North County Inc. in partnership with the Regional Business Council and St. Louis Community Foundation and funded by the U.S. Bank Foundation and the Reinvest North County Fund.

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Ferguson Commission Member Reflects on Accomplishments, Effectiveness, Future Goals

T.R.Carr

T.R.Carr

T. R. Carr chaired one committee, served on another

By Tom Anselm

Over a year ago the St. Louis County Grand Jury announced that Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson would not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. In light of the resulting civil unrest and property damage in the Ferguson area and other parts of the St. Louis Metropolitan area, a commission was formed by Gov. Jay Nixon to address some of the issues that surfaced. It was called The Ferguson Commission and was made up of community leaders and regular citizens appointed by Nixon.

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Sickle Cell Association, Bellefontaine Neighbors Hold Blood Drive Dec. 19

The American Red Cross and the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors are holding a blood drive Saturday, Dec. 19, in the gym at Hazelwood East High School, 11300 Dunn Road. The site will be open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Kudos

USDA Farm to School Grant Awarded to District

The Ferguson-Florissant School District has received a $91,500 Farm to School grant from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The grant covers the next 2 years and is part of $4.8 million awarded by the USDA to 74 school districts in 39 states. The Ferguson-Florissant School District is one of only two districts in Missouri to receive funding.

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Department of Conservation Eagle Days Begin, will be at Chain of Rocks Jan. 16-17

Missouri offers spectacular winter eagle watching opportunities between December and February each year. The first Eagle Days event this year is at Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge on Dec. 5. The Missouri Department of Conservation invites everyone to enjoy nature during the Eagle Days or simply go see the eagles on their own.

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Calendar

Thursday, Dec. 17

   Flower Valley Quilting Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 123 Carson Road, Ferguson.

Blood pressure clinic at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine Street, at 10:15 a.m. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

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