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3 Incumbents Face Challengers For Florissant City Council

By Carol Arnett

The three incumbents on the Florissant City Council will have opposition for the three seats in the April 8th election.  John Grib (Ward 2) will be opposed on the ballot by Tim Jones, Pat Stinnett (Ward 6) will have ballot competition from Gerald Henke and Jeff Caputa (Ward 4) has a challenger from a write-in candidate, Kevin O’Donnell, the first write-in candidate for the City Council in memory. In Ward 8, incumbent Mark Schmidt is running unopposed.

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The City of Florissant and Midwest Recycling Center to Host Electronics Recycling Drive

Mayor Thomas P. Schneider announced last week that the City of Florissant will again be hosting a major electronics recycling collection event for City of Florissant residents on Saturday, April 5 from 9 a.m. – 2. p.m. Residents will need to provide proof of residency by providing staff a current resident card or a Meridian Waste or utility bill and a driver’s license.

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3rd Annual Florissant Resident “Free Document Shredding Day”

The 3rd Annual Florissant Resident “Free Document Shredding Day” will be held on Saturday, April 12 at St. Ferdinand Park in the rear parking lot from 9 a.m. – noon.  Residents can bring sensitive tax, bank or financial records from home to be shredded. Cintas Document Management Company will professionally shred documents. All information will be destroyed in a manner to which it can not be recognized or recreated. All paper will then be recycled.

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Learning More About the Community at The North County Business Showcase

By Nichole Fetters

The 26th Annual Greater North County Business Showcase was a hit at the James J Eagan Center on March 22 with nearly 1000 attending the event, which was the second year in a row at the civic center.  A total of 62 area businesses and services and 11 local restaurants filled the gymnasium with food, freebies, and information on what North County has to offer.

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Friends and Family of Law Enforcement Trivia Night was a Huge Success

The Florissant Police Explorer Post currently has nine members. The Explorers (a division of the Boy Scouts of America), expose young men and women to the career of Law Enforcement.

The program allows these potential Law Enforcement recruits the opportunity to observe law enforcement professionals while they perform their daily duties. In addition, the Florissant Police Department Explorers contribute numerous hours of volunteer service to their community.

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Scenes from the Business Showcase and Taste of North County

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Visitors tried to spin the wheel for prizes at the Commerce Bank booth.

Photos by Bob Lindsey

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Florissant co-sponsored the 26th Anniversary of the Chamber’s Business Showcase, featuring a “Taste of North County.”  The poular event was held Saturday March 22 at the James J. Eagan Community Center in Florissant. More than one thousand people attended the event where they had an opportunity to  learn more about the products and services that the 62 vendors offer to the community.  Special features  included a Kids Korner with activities for children, including a visit from Ronald McDonald,  face painting and Mike’s Balloon Creations.

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