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Delmar Gardens Volunteers Take Top Honors in State

Casey Turner and Barbara Bockstruck were honored by the Missouri Health Care Association as the District Three top volunteers in the teen and adult category.

Casey Turner and Barbara Bockstruck

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Some Still Here, But Many Return For Village North’s 30th Anniversary

Julia Tegeler, lead cook and supervisor since the day Village North Retirement Community opened, said she remembers when it only took one meatloaf to feed everybody-now it takes 16.

Johnnie Greenlaw, Christian Hospital auxiliary president, and Joann Rhoads, dining room attendant, Village North food services enjoy the event even while helping with the food table.

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Mayor Invites Florissant Seniors to Breakfast

Florissant Mayor Tom Schneider invites senior residents to join him for a complimentary breakfast at the 2012 Mayor’s Town Hall Meeting for Senior Citizens. This year’s meeting will be held on Thursday, September 20 at 9 a.m. at the James J. Eagan Center. City department heads will join Schneider to discuss what is happening in Florissant.  Seniors can also pick up useful information.

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County Health Department Cuts Ribbon For New Health Campus in Berkeley

County Executive Charlie A. Dooley and Health Department Director Dr. Dolores J. Gunn and other government leaders cut the ribbon on Friday for the department’s new Health Campus, located at 6121 North Hanley Road, Berkeley. Most of the clinic services were open to the public on Monday, Aug. 6.

The new Health Campus replaces the old health department headquarters at 111 South Meramec Avenue in Clayton.

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A Personal Look at the controversial hormone diet supplement hCG

The following is an investigative project written and researched by Samatha Sonderen for a senior year project at the University of Missouri-Columbia.  She is a Florissant native who served an internship with the Independent News and www. flovallynews.com this year.

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Efforts Underway to Eliminate County Smoking Ban Exemptions

The St. Louis County smoke-free ordinance is one year old, and the Tobacco-Free St. Louis coalition says the County Council still needs to deal with unfinished business.  By allowing some businesses to have smoking exemptions, the Council created an unlevel playing field that has hurt the small restaurant/bar owners who have been playing by the rules, the coalition  and some restaurants owners stated at a press conference last Thursday.

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