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Operation Christmas Child Hosts Survivor of Rwandan Genocide

Alex Nsengimana, who long ago was a recipient of an Operation Christmas Child (OCC) shoebox, will speak at First Baptist Church – Ferguson, 333 N. Florissant Road, April 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. Nsengimana grew up in Rwanda and experienced first-hand the horrors of his nation’s genocide. In 1994 he witnessed the murder of his grandmother and uncle. He escaped to an orphanage, where he received a shoebox gift from OCC. He recalls being so excited to have something of his very own.

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Mary Kay Gladbach Receives Community Service Award

  Darryl Collins, Executive Vice President, Retail Administration, Commerce Bank; Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; Mary Kay Gladbach, award recipient, Kevin Bray, Senior Vice President and Group Manager

Darryl Collins, Executive Vice President, Retail Administration, Commerce Bank; Bob Holmes, President and CEO of Commerce Bank, St. Louis Region; Mary Kay Gladbach, award recipient, Kevin Bray, Senior Vice President and Group Manager

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2nd Annual Senior Resource Fair Attracted More than 450 Seniors

Floor of the Civic Center during the Resource Fair.

Floor of the Civic Center during the Resource Fair.

The City of Florissant hosted the 2nd Annual Aging My Way Resource Fair for Seniors and it was a success. Over 450 seniors attended the 2016 Aging My Way Resource Fair that was held on Wednesday, A at the James J. Eagan.   Mayor Tom Schneider was pleased with the turnout that had 75 booths of senior citizen information.

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Nettie Collins-Hart new HSD Superintendent

Hazelwood School District Board

Names New Superintendent

Collins-HartThe Hazelwood School District Board of Education announced Monday morning the appointment of Nettie Collins-Hart as superintendent, effective July 1, 2016. Collins-Hart will replace Ingrid Clark-Jackson, interim superintendent, who will retire on June 30, 2016.

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Mark Your Calendar

Thursday, April 7

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

Friday, April 8

   Tai Chi for Seniors at St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St., at 10 a.m. Free. Reduce stress, strengthen joints and develop balance and coordination. RSVP to 314-838-3877.

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John Knox ‘Tea for TEAM’ Features Author Elaine Viets

A ‘Tea for TEAM’ will feature mystery writer Elaine Viets on May 5 at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road. Viets will be speaking and signing her newest Dead-End Job mystery, The Art of Murder. The event is sponsored, by Presbyterian Women of John Knox.

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