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Racing Suffers Loss of Driver, Rams Start Season

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Everyone knows at certain times of the year that you can expect me to write about specific sports; that is pretty much a given. Well, today the same holds true. With August comes training camp for the Rams and the full swing of NASCAR.

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Hazelwood Police Explorers Win at 2014 National Law Enforcement Conference

NATIONAL EXPLORERS CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS – Five members of Hazelwood’s Police Explorers Post #9217 teamed up with three St. Louis County Explorers (Post #9774) to win first-place in the volleyball tournament.  Front Row, L-R: Tanner Kistner (HPD 9217); Morgan Mosley (STLC 9774); Jordan Smith (STLC 9774); and Katelynn Eagan (HPD 9217). Back Row, L-R: Makil Walker (HPD 9217); Craig Seaward (HPD 9217); Nathan Whittaker (STLC 9774); and Nicholas Mettes (HPD 9217).

NATIONAL EXPLORERS CONFERENCE VOLLEYBALL CHAMPIONS – Five members of Hazelwood’s Police Explorers Post #9217 teamed up with three St. Louis County Explorers (Post #9774) to win first-place in the volleyball tournament. Front Row, L-R: Tanner Kistner (HPD 9217); Morgan Mosley (STLC 9774); Jordan Smith (STLC 9774); and Katelynn Eagan (HPD 9217). Back Row, L-R: Makil Walker (HPD 9217); Craig Seaward (HPD 9217); Nathan Whittaker (STLC 9774); and Nicholas Mettes (HPD 9217).

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August is Florissant City Council Appreciation Month; 2 to be Honored

(special to the Independent News )

With former City Council members Donald L. Bond and David L. Reynolds scheduled to have “Walk Through History” plaques dedicated in their honor in August, Mayor Thomas P. Schneider announced that August has been designated “Florissant City Council Appreciation Month.”

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Florissant, St. Louis County, O’Fallon Seek Public Comments on Fair Housing

St. Louis County, the City of Florissant, and the City of O’Fallon are soliciting comments on their draft Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI). The Analysis of Impediments (AI) is a review of barriers that affect the rights of fair housing choice and is required by HUD as a condition of receipt of funds under the CDBG Program.

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New Barbecue Shop to Open on St. Ferdinand

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council held a public hearing at Monday night’s meeting about a new barbecue restaurant in the city. Torin Henderson, Derek Smith and Tracie Smith would like to open Phat Boys barbecue at 300 St. Ferdinand. This is the site that was Goeke’s Produce, then a seafood shop, and has been vacant recently.

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Walk of Fame Plaque For Dick Weber Set for Sept. 2

The City of Florissant, along with Florissant Old Town Partners, will be hosting a plaque dedication and will be unveiling a plaque in honor of the late Hall of Fame bowler and businessman Dick Weber.

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