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Florissant to Hold Senior Citizen Valentine’s Day Dance

The City of Florissant will host a Valentine’s Day Dance for Senior Citizens at the Eagan Center from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14.

The dance is open to both residents and non-residents. The Fanfare Band with Kitty Moller will entertain and the dance floor will be open.

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Florissant Seniors Know How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve Early

There’s always someone on the dance floor doing a variety of dancing at the annual New Year’s Eve party at the Florissant Civic Center.

There’s always someone on the dance floor doing a variety of dancing at the annual New Year’s Eve party at the Florissant Civic Center.

Story and photos by Nichole Fetters

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With Flu on the Rise, St. Louis County has shots available

Significant Rise in Number of Severe Flu Cases in County

County Health Department to Offer Free Flu Vaccinations

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is responding to a significant increase in the number of severe flu cases in the area by offering free flu vaccinations to those six months of age and older at clinics next week.

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Red Cross Blood Donations needed

Red Cross calls for blood and platelet donations after severe winter weather impacts collections

As severe winter weather begins to subside, the American Red Cross is asking all eligible blood and platelet donors to help offset a weather-related shortfall in donations. Approximately 300 blood drives across 25 states were canceled across the U.S. due to snow and extreme cold. The blood drive cancellations resulted in a shortfall of nearly 8, 800 blood and platelet donations since Jan. 2. In the Missouri-Illinois Blood Services Region, severe winter weather forced the cancellation of nearly 30 Red Cross blood drives, resulting in about 875 fewer than expected blood donations over the past five days.

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County Health Department Emphasizes Need For Vaccination During Winter Flu Season

The Saint Louis County Department of Health is advising that all residents be vaccinated against the seasonal flu. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, most of the country is now experiencing high levels of influenza-like illness, and the St. Louis area is no exception.

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Red Cross Blood Drive at Christian Hospital NW HealthCare

Christian Hospital is teaming up with the American Red Cross to host two blood drives open to the general public. Stop by and give blood to help save lives. Walk-ins are welcome; appointments have priority.

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