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8th Annual Confluence Trash Bash Scheduled for Saturday, March 19

Volunteers needed for annual cleanup of rivers and creeks

Great Rivers Greenway, the Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District and Missouri American Water are sponsoring the 8th annual Confluence Trash Bash on Saturday, March 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Area residents are invited to join cleanup efforts, helping to improve the condition of the waterways. To date, volunteers have removed more than 5,400 tires and about 100 tons of trash from area streams and rivers.

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, March 17

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

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

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John Knox Hosts Life Line Health Screenings April 6

Residents in the Florissant area can learn about their risk for heart disease, osteoporosis, diabetes and other conditions with affordable screenings by Life Line Screening. John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry, will host this community event on April 6.

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Career/Networking Fair March 23 At Florissant Valley Campus

St. Louis Community College (SLCC) at Florissant Valley will host a Career and Networking Fair on Wednesday, March 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Center Multipurpose Room. The campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. Sponsored by Career and Employment Services (CES) at Florissant Valley, the fair offers jobseekers a chance to meet with area employers and learn about full-time and part-time jobs and internships in the community.

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New North County Transit Center to Open

Major MetroBus Service

Change Begins on March 14

 

North county transit center. Metro’s quarterly service change on March 14 will impact the operations of 48 MetroBus routes in the St. Louis metropolitan region, including the introduction of nine new MetroBus routes and discontinuation of service on eight routes. This service change will also introduce a new and completely redesigned MetroBus service plan for North St. Louis County, made possible with the opening of the new North County Transit Center in Ferguson, Missouri on March 14.

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Jobs Coming at Lafayette Industries North Facility

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Ground-breaking ceremony for expansion by Lafayette Industries North, Inc.

Berkeley Expansion Brings 80 New North County Jobs

On Feb. 4, Lafayette Industries North, Inc. broke ground on an expansion to its facility in Berkeley that will add more than 80 new jobs to the area over the next 18 months. The $4.4 million project is being funded by a $2.3 million grant from the Productive Living Board and Lafayette’s “North County Strong” capital campaign to raise $2.1 million. Lafayette’s capital campaign was launched by a $100,000 donation from Emerson, which led to additional individual gifts, as well as a challenge grant by the Mabee Foundation. Combined, the gifts have put the organization halfway toward its overall capital campaign goal.

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