Former Ferguson Mayor Continues Crusade to Promote City’s Virtues
By Tom Anselm
If ever there was a guy who is bullish on the future of Ferguson, it would have to be Brian Fletcher. The Independent News recently talked with the former mayor of that city. He is currently spear-heading the extensive activities of the “I (Heart) Ferguson Committee”. This organization has risen in prominence as an enterprise that has reached 16 countries and 42 states with sales of its yard signs, coffee mugs, cozies, tee shirts and other items emblazoned with the committee’s signature logo. Sales may be the wrong word to use here, since all items are acquired through donation.
A spectacular Veterans’ Parade followed by a presentation of the Veteran of the Year award will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9 beginning at 1 p.m.
This year’s Parade Marshall is David D. Miller, who was last year’s Veteran of the Year. The guest speaker this year will be the 2008 Veteran of the Year Carl Hargus, who served in the Army for 25 years, retiring as a Sergeant Major in 1980. He completed two short terms and two extended long terms in Vietnam with the Special Forces. He earned the Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Bronze Star Medal and Meritorious Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Purple Heart Medal, and the Army Commendation Medal among other numerous service medals, citations and badges.
The Little Creek Nature Area, located at 2295 Dunn Road, will host a fun, free family event on Sat., Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event is open to the public.
Northwinds Concert Band, led by Larry Marsh, will present a Sunday Pops Concert in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre at 3 p.m. on Oct. 26. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults, $6 for seniors and students and may be purchased at the box office or by calling 314-921-5678.
By Jim Wieners
McCluer North, Trinity Catholic and Incarnate Word Academy each earned number one seeds in Girls Volleyball District Tournament which begins October 20 and ends no later than October 23.
By Jim Wieners
Signs are pointing to a possible Class Six, District Two Football Final match between last year’s State Semifinalist Hazelwood Central and district runner-up (quarterfinalist) CBC as both teams are 8-0.