The City of Hazelwood’s Municipal Court will be one of over 60 municipal courts in St. Louis County participating in the 2014 Holiday Amnesty Project, scheduled from December 1st to December 31st. This event is being sponsored by the St. Louis County Municipal Court Improvement Committee (MCIC) and Better Family Life (BFL).
The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce will kick off its 2014 “Shop Chamber First” campaign just in time for Black Friday and Small Business Saturday.
The campaign, sponsored by Christian Hospital, encourages residents throughout North County to spend their money locally, which in turn helps make for stronger businesses, stronger schools and stronger communities.
Football coaches at Hazelwood West High School needed a kicker for the 2014 season and asked their soccer counterparts what guy could do the job. The guy was a young lady, senior soccer standout Roxane Dennis. “I was asked every year by some of the players but I didn’t think they were serious,” Dennis recalled.
By Jim Wieners
For many years, especially since The Independent News came into existence in the mid to late 1980s, six high schools that were part of the now former Suburban North Conference — Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood East, Hazelwood West, McCluer North, McCluer and Riverview Gardens — always competed in the same district in basketball, boys and girls, and each one of the schools hosted districts every six years.
By Jim Wieners
Hazelwood Central Girls Basketball, which finished last season as Class Five Sectional participants, will be making their first appearance in the Northwest-Cedar Hill Tournament which begins Dec. 1.
Gov. Jay Nixon recently swore in the 16 people he selected for the newly created Ferguson Commission. Five of the commission members are from the Florissant / Hazelwood area including Hazelwood Supt. Grayling Tobias and former Hazelwood Mayor T.R. Carr.