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Operation Christmas Child Hosts Survivor of Rwandan Genocide

Alex Nsengimana, who long ago was a recipient of an Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox, will speak at First Baptist Church – Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Road, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Nsengimana grew up in Rwanda and experienced first-hand the horrors of his nation’s genocide. In 1994 he witnessed the murder of his grandmother and uncle. He escaped to an orphanage, where he received a shoebox gift from OCC. He recalls being so excited to have something of his very own.

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Mary Kay Gladbach Receives Community Service Award

  Darryl Collins, Executive Vice President, Retail Administration, Commerce Bank; Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; Mary Kay Gladbach, award recipient, Kevin Bray, Senior Vice President and Group Manager

Darryl Collins, Executive Vice President, Retail Administration, Commerce Bank; Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; Mary Kay Gladbach, award recipient, Kevin Bray, Senior Vice President and Group Manager

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$25 Million investment, Hiring 250 More

Gov. Nixon at Grand Opening of

Centene’s New Ferguson Center

Gov. Jay Nixon on Friday helped celebrate the grand opening of Centene Corporation’s new Ferguson Service Center, a $25 million investment that is employing more than 250 people. Centene, a Fortune 500 healthcare company, initially announced plans to build the 45,000-square-foot claims processing center in Ferguson in early September of 2014.

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, April 7

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

Friday, April 8

   Tai Chi for Seniors at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St., at 10 a.m. Free. Reduce stress, strengthen joints and develop balance and coordination. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

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John Knox ‘Tea for TEAM’ Features Author Elaine Viets

A ‘Tea for TEAM’ will feature mystery writer Elaine Viets on May 5 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road. Viets will be speaking and signing her newest Dead-End Job mystery, The Art of Murder. The event is sponsored, by Presbyterian Women of John Knox.

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Budget Cuts Loom For City

Ferguson City Voters Approve One of

Two Propositions on Tuesday, April 5

Ferguson City voters approved one of two Propositions on Tuesday, April 5. Proposition E, an Economic Development Sales Tax of a 1/2 cent received nearly 70% voter approval on Tuesday. Proposition E, received 68.99% voter approval which will generate $1,225,000 per year; of which $800,000 will be designated for general fund purposes, and $425,000 will be used for capital improvement purposes.

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