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Health Department Releases Report on County’s Heroin-Related Deaths

The St. Louis County Department of Public Health (DPH) has released a report that details drug-poisoning deaths in St. Louis County from 2010 through 2014. The report shows that the highest rate of heroin deaths is found among young men age 25 to 44 years, who have a heroin death rate more than twice the county average.

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Friday, Feb. 26

Fish Fry all through Lent at Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois from 3-7. All profits go to support Veterans. Call 314- 831-6121.

Fish Fry at Florissant Elks Lodge 2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd, 4 to 8 p.m. every Friday until March 25. Serving cod, jack salmon, shrimp, homemade desserts. For information call 314-921-2316.

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Thursday, Dec. 17

   Flower Valley Quilting Guild meets the third Thursday of each month at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, 123 Carson Road, Ferguson.

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

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Thursday, Dec. 10

   Artful Askers: A Workshop for Nonprofit Fundraising at Pallottine Renewal Center, 15270 Old Halls Ferry Road, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Join nationally known fund development trainer Bob Vickers for a 1-day workshop on how to build relationships with funders, resources and donors to empower a faith-based or community organization. Cost is $75, including meal and materials. (Overnight accommodations available.)  For more information call 314-837-7100 or visit pallottinerenewal.org.

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Agency, State, County Promising Answers on Coldwater Creek Cancer

By Bob Lindsey

Efforts to get to the reasons for cancer causing factors that could exist at Coldwater Creek gained more traction again last week when the regional director of the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Register (ATSDR) told a meeting at Indian Trails Branch Library that the agency plans “ to get an answer.”

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Concerts and Italian Food on the Docket For Florissant Senior Citizens in December

This December senior citizens in Florissant will have the opportunity to attend a private concert by Lindenwood University’s Acapella Choir and to eat at Lombardo’s, one of St. Louis’ finest restaurants. Tickets for these trips are now on sale.

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