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Get Current Vaccinations for National Immunization Awareness Month

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health is strongly urging all residents to stay current with all recommended vaccinations as part of the observation of National Immunization Awareness Month this August.

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U.S. Dept. of Education Awards Major Funding to St. Louis Community College

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded St. Louis Community College (SLCC) over $3 million in funding for Student Support Services projects. The funds come from the department’s TRIO program, which provides opportunities for academic development, assists students with basic college requirements and works to motivate students to graduate.

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Access from I-270 to New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry Rd. Back

I-270 Bridge Renovations in North County are Complete

The New Florissant Road and New Halls Ferry bridge renovations are now complete. All traffic lanes have returned to I-270 and traffic signals under the highway have been set back to original programming.

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Don R. Zykan, Sr. Plaque Dedication Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Old Town Florissant Market Place

   The city of Florissant and Old Town Partners will host the dedication of a plaque in honor of the late Don R. Zykan, Sr., Wednesday, Aug. 26, at 5:45 p.m. The plaque will be unveiled on the sidewalk in front of the Old Town Florissant Market Place, 525 rue St. Francois. This is the 23rd Walk through History plaque honoring those who have made a valuable contribution to Florissant. The plaque dedication will precede the start of the third Wednesday Night Out festivities “Tropical Island Street Party” held between 201- 297 rue St. Francois (Stems Florist to Bunkers Tavern).

Don Zykan, Sr. co-owned Zykan Bros. Solid Waste with his brothers Ed and Joe. Their Florissant-based business was founded in 1932 by their father, John M. Zykan. In 1951 Don married Florissant native Grace Ebbesmeyer and they raised five children. Both served on the boards of many civic organizations and had a passion for philanthropy. His priorities were Family, Friends and Community Service and his mission was to give back and help others. “If Nobody Can – Zykan” was their famous family motto.

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Tower Tennis Courts’ Grand Reopening Aug. 25 with Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

   

Renovated surface of Tower tennis courts

Renovated surface of Tower tennis courts

The grand opening of the newly renovated Florissant tennis courts at Tower Court Park will be celebrated Aug. 25 at 2:30 p.m. Joining host Mayor Thomas Schneider at the ribbon-cutting ceremony will be Pat Kelly, executive director of the St. Louis County Municipal League, and Todd Schmidt, director of the Florissant Parks & Recreation Department.

Charlie Dyall, a 98-year-old Florissant resident who hits tennis balls on a regular basis, will hit the first ball. Charlie will be joined at the ceremony by the next three generations of his family–son John, grandson Adam and great grandson Owen–who all live in Florissant. After the ceremony, the McCluer High School tennis team will play a match against the Riverview Gardens High School tennis team.

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Calendar

Thursday, Aug. 13

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

Friday, Aug. 14

   The North County Gala from 7 to 10 p.m. at the James J. Eagan Center, in Florissant from 7 to 10 p.m. for senior citizens of North County. The 18-piece Sentimental Journey Dance Band will play. Attendance prizes and hors d’oeuvres. Tickets (resident or non-resident) are $15 and available at the Senior Office in Florissant City Hall. Call the Florissant Senior Office at 839-7605.

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