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2 Florissant Businesses Plan Expansions

Florissant Council Resolution Supports 2-cent Hike in Gas Tax

By Carol Arnett

The city council Monday passed a resolution supporting Senate Bill 540, the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission’s 2+2+2+ Indexing Initiative, which calls for a 2-cent increase in the gasoline tax, from 17 to 19-cents.

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Jobs Program for North County

Labor Dept. Grants $5 Million For

North County Skills Training Program


Gov. Jay Nixon has announced a new $5 million grant that will help provide skills-training and employment to thousands of young people in low-income and minority communities in North St. Louis City and County.  Within the first year, the Career Pathways Bridge initiative has set a goal to connect 3,000 people in the area with employment, as well as engage 1,000 participants annually in skills training and 2,400 participants annually in work-readiness training. This latest effort builds on, and is in addition to, previously announced jobs initiatives in the greater St. Louis area.

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Ferguson-based Challenger Learning Center Launches New Space Mission

At an open house for educators and the public the Ferguson-based Challenger Learning Center–St. Louis introduced two new Earth-themed educational programs in time for Earth Day, April 22.

Students across the St. Louis area will benefit from a new STEM learning opportunity through the simulated space mission called Earth Odyssey™ and the Wind Turbine Design Challenge workshop. These new programs at the North County facility allow students to experience hand-on opportunities in STEM learning.

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Thursday, April 30

Beck Elder Law presents Protecting Your Retirement Plan at the Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive, from 2 – 3:30 p.m. Free. RSVP to 314-831-0988

Friday, May 1

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Vote for Pretty Babies May 1-2, Winners Announced May 3

The Pretty Baby Photo Contest will be held at the James J Eagan Center May 1 and 2. Photos of pretty babies will be shown on the ice rink pavilion Friday, May 1, from noon until 8 p.m. and on Saturday, May 2, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. The public is invited to view them all and cast votes to help choose the winners. Babies must be age 2 years or younger and are judged in two categories: “Personality” as depicted in the photo and “Popularity” as demonstrated by donations from those who vote at the booth. Winners will receive a plaque and gift basket at the awards ceremony on Sunday, May 3, just before the queen and her court are crowned at the Knights of Columbus Pavilion.

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Multicultural Dishes Help Spice Up 2015 Food Court


Whether it’s old-fashioned comfort food, American-style barbecued meats and side dishes, kettle corn, funnel cakes, chicken s trips, nachos, ice cream, Hispanic offerings, Asian delicacies such as egg rolls and crab rangoon, it will be available at the food court tent on the James J. Eagan grounds. Various beverages will also be for sale.

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