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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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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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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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