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Ackerman, Northview Schools Won’t Start ‘til Aug. 31 Due to Construction

By Jim Wieners

Two schools in the Special School District, Ackerman (Elementary level) and Northview (High School level), both located on Derhake Road, will start school two weeks late (Aug. 31) because inclement weather delayed finishing construction of the new Northview (High) School. The old Northview, just west of the new Northview, was demolished last May, according to the Special School District web site report.

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Historic Florissant Home will have new Owner

John Meyers House on Dunn Road

John Meyers House on
Dunn Road

John B. Meyer’s House on Auction Block

   The historic John B. House, built in 1867, and the Barn located behind the house will up for auction at noon on Wednesday, Aug. 19 at its location, 180 Dunn Road, Florissant.

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Florissant Police Promote Project Lifesaver Program

The recent hot weather and potentially deadly heat indices prompted Police Chief Timothy J. Lowery to remind Florissant residents that the Police Department has partnered with Project Lifesaver to help find individuals who wander off and cannot be located by loved ones.

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Mayor Schneider Urges Missouri Gubernatorial Candidates to Support State Gas Tax Increase in 2016

Says State Senators Schaaf, Emery, Kraus are Blocking Progress in Missouri

Florissant Mayor Thomas P. Schneider, who alreadly requested that Gov. Nixon call a special legislative session to pass a 2-cent state gas tax increase, is urging all candidates for governor in 2016 to support the gas tax increase. Such an increase is needed to avoid forfeiting hundreds of millions of dollars in federal matching funds for Missouri transportation. Without this financing the state’s roads will deteriorate and its bridges will collapse.

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Calendar

Thursday, July 30

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

   Healing prayer service at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 751 N. Jefferson Street, at 7 p.m. for victims of abuse. Archbishop Robert Carlson will preside. Open to all. Sponsored by the Office of Child and Youth Protection, the Safe Environment Program and the Office of Sacred Worship. For information, contact Carol Brescia, Assistance Coordinator, at 314-378-3627 or breshinmo@aol.com.

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Road Rally Fundraiser For TEAM Food Pantry

   TEAM Food Pantry is seeking Road Rally participants, volunteers and sponsors to support their first Road Rally and Fill the Truck fundraiser. Participants in the Road Rally will leave Florissant Presbyterian Church, 660 Charbonier Road, beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, August 29 and follow clues through Florissant and Hazelwood. The Road Rally will end at a park where all will have lunch, live music provided by “The Retro Band” and activities for children, including the Hazelwood Smoke House.

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