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‘dressbarn’ Coming to Cross Keys

Dressbarn, a national retailer of women’s clothing, has signed a lease to open a store in The Shoppes at Cross Keys in Florissant.  dressbarn will fill the space recently vacated by the departure of the Deals discount store.

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Rotary Club Accepts $2,000 Scholarship Applications

Rotary Club of Florissant announced that they will fund a scholarship program for five senior students in the Rotary area which includes the boundaries of the Riverview Gardens, Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant School Districts.

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Hospice Seeks Volunteers

Crossroads Hospice seeks volunteers to join its team of “Ultimate Givers.”

“Ultimate Givers” visit with patients in their homes, assisted living, or nursing facilities. They provide support and companionship to patients and family members, assist with errands, or provide respite for those caring for loved ones.

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Black Jack Fire District Chief Gantner is North County Inc.’s 2014 Board Chairman

Chief Michael Gantner

Chief Michael Gantner

The Board of Directors for North County Incorporated (NCI), a regional development association, has elected Chief Michael Gantner as Chair for 2014.  This is a one-year term, that began Jan 1, 2014.  Gantner succeeds Ron McMullen, president of Christian Hospital, who served as North County Incorporated’s Board of Directors chairman in 2013. Gantner has been an active member of the NCI Board of Directors and the community.  He offers  diverse experience and leadership skills will be an asset as the incoming board chair for NCI.

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Former Hazelwood Mayor Named to County Police Board

TRCarrpg 1Former Hazelwood Mayor T. R. Carr has been named to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners. Carr was nominated by County Executive Charlie Dooley and approved by the St. Louis County Council.

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