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Local Scout Leaders Honored by Boy Scouts of America

Richard Dorsey III and Steven Francis, both of Florissant

Two dedicated adult Scout leaders received awards from the Greater St. Louis Area Council, Boy Scouts of America. The awards were presented June 18 during the Greater St. Louis Area Council’s annual business meeting and recognition dinner at the St. Charles Convention Center. These two dedicated adult Scout leaders were each presented with the Silver Beaver Award, the highest recognition a Boy Scout council awards to Scout volunteers. Just 24 Silver Beaver awards, which recognize noteworthy service that influences the lives of youth and outstanding contributions to the Scouting program were given in 2015 from a pool of over 12,000 Greater St. Louis Area Council volunteers.

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August ‘Music Under The Stars’ Concerts

Enjoying the music in St. Ferdinand Park during free concert

Enjoying the music in St. Ferdinand Park during free concert

 

The Florissant Fine Arts Council and city of Florissant will host two more free outdoor concerts in August. Performing at St. Ferdinand Park by the lake, the bands begin their concerts at 7 p.m.

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City Council Action:

Florissant To Put 1/4-Cent Sales Tax on Nov. 3rd Ballot

By Carol Arnett

The Florissant City Council passed a measure Monday that will put a one-fourth of one percent General Purpose Sales Tax on the Nov. 3rd ballot.

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A Moment for Prayer, Peace and Harmony Reflected at Pallottine Renewal Center

Story and photo by Erica R. Van Buren

John Higgins, pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant

John Higgins, pastor of John Knox Presbyterian Church in Florissant

Although the day ended with gunfire and stores being looted, the anniversary of Michael Brown’s death was also observed through peaceful events across the area, including Florissant. Some organizations offered free school supplies and some groups joined in peaceful marches.

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First ‘Hybrid’ Procedure Performed at Christian Hospital New Hybrid Room

The first cardiac hybrid procedure at Christian Hospital was performed Thursday, July 30, in the new $5.5 million hybrid room, the only one of its kind in North County and among only 2 percent in hospitals nationwide.

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Black and Blue’ Returning to History Museum Friday, Oct. 2

 

Gitana Productions’ “Black and Blue,” an original play exploring the complex relationship between the African American community and the police, returns to the Missouri History Museum in Forest Park on October 2, 2015, at 8 p.m.

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