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“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.”
That opening line from Charles Dickens’s “Tale of Two Cities” could apply to the fortunes of downtown Ferguson since its early beginnings as a burgeoning suburb of shops and upscale homes after Charles Ferguson sold some of his farmland with the promise of locating a Wabash rail station in the early 1850s. The commercial and residential growth was steady until a fire in 1895 gutted the business district.
The Ferguson-Florissant School District, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, is offering flu shots on Friday, Sept. 30. Anyone who is interested can receive the vaccines from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. in the Staff Develop Area of Building B, which is located in the district’s Administration Center, at 1005 Waterford Drive in Florissant.
Christian Care Home in Ferguson will celebrate 100 years of serving the elderly in North County with a reception on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1-4 p.m.
The Christian Woman’s Benevolent Association expanded its ministries to providing appropriate facilities for the elderly in 1911. In 1903, the association organized Christian Hospital.
Brian Fletcher as voted unanimously to be appointed a director of the Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education. He was sworn at the last board meeting
(July 19, 2011)
The Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Board of Education has filled the vacant director position on its board with the appointment of Brian Fletcher, the former mayor of Ferguson. Fletcher assumed the duties of director and was sworn-in July 13. His term will expire in April 2012.
JoAnn Donovan, Florissant Rotary retiring president, presents a $10,000 check to Betty Seeney, TEAM executive director. Rick Niblett photo
JoAnn Donovan, retiring president of the Florissant Rotary Club, and Robert Lowery, Sr., former Mayor of Florissant and club member, have announced the list of beneficiaries of Rotary donations from 2010-2011. Some of these charitable organizations have been hit hard with lack of monetary donations do to the tough economic times this country has been facing.
June 23, 2011
Ferguson is celebrating Christmas in July on the holiday to start its Soldiers Wish List Campaign to send Christmas gifts to soldiers during the holiday season. The campaign is held in cooperation with the Ferguson Special Business District to honor soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq.« Previous Entries Next Entries »