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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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High School Sports ’15-16 Practices Begin on Aug. 3

 By Jim Wieners

High School Sports for the 2015-16 school year begins Monday, Aug. 3, with the first day of fall practices and end Saturday, June 4, 2016, with state championship games for Baseball and Girls Soccer.

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Hazelwood Central Grad Leads Johns Hopkins Physics Team

Lisa Blodgett will lead the Applied Physics Laboratory force projection sector at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland. Blodgett, a Florissant native and graduate of Hazelwood Central High School, was formerly mission area executive for sea control at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Science Laboratory. In her new role, she will be responsible for the precision strike, sea control and strategic deterrence mission areas.

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St. Louis County One of Worst For Heroin Use For Lots of Reasons

Tom Amsel. pg 2jpgInterstate highways are a major factor

By Tom Anselm

The greater St. Louis region has a heroin problem. It began in earnest in the early 2000s and seems to be getting worse rather than better. Since 2007 to the present date, an estimated 90% of all Missouri heroin overdose deaths have been from the counties in and surrounding St. Louis, with St. Louis County being the worst.

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August Ferguson CityWalk 501 Concerts Liven Up the Plaza

   Two free concerts in the 2015 Ferguson CityWalk series are scheduled for the second and fourth Fridays of August from 7 to 9 p.m. Both will be held at Plaza 501, 501 South Florissant Road. The Kevin Blichik Band will perform August 14 and Nitro on August 28.

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