Chief Lowery Elected to Office by two Police Groups

In October of 2014 at the 121st Annual International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) conference in Orlando, Florissant Chief of Police, Colonel Timothy J. Lowery was elected as Vice Chairman with the State Associations of Chiefs of Police (SACOP). After he serves two years as Vice Chairman Lowery will ascend into the position of Chairman for following two years. During these two years he will also serve on the Board of Officers for the entire International Association of Chiefs of Police.

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Ferguson-Florissant School District Offers:

Free Vision Screening for Children, 6 months to 6 years

KidSight in conjunction with the Ferguson-Florissant School District’s Parents as Teachers program will offer free vision screenings on February 23, 2015, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the James J Eagan Center, #1 James J. Eagan Drive in Florissant.

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Mayor opposing Ameren plans for a 9.65% rate increase

Mayor Schneider Praises Ameren Upgrades

In City, But Can’t Support a Rate Hike Plan

Once again Ameren Missouri is requesting from the Missouri Public Service Commission a rate increase, specifically a 9.65% rate increase, which is designed to increase their revenues about $264 Million . It is estimated to cost the average residential customer about $10.00 per month or about $120.00 per year. Ameren Missouri contends this increase would help to offset higher fuel costs and upgrade their infrastructure. It is being presented as a comprehensive three-year energy efficiency plan to benefit residential and business customers.

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French Bouillon Party Jan. 18

Bouillon Party Jan. 18 at Taille de Noyer

The Florissant Valley Historical Society will host its Annual Bouillon Party on Sunday, Jan. 18. The party will be held at Taille de Noyer (located on the McCluer High School Campus) from 2 to 4 p.m. and will include homemade bouillon, snacks, desserts and old time fiddle music by Curt and Dennis Buckhannon, longtime favorites. Tours of Taille will be available at 2:30 and 3:30.

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Inherent Vice: Hallucinatory Journey to the End of an Era

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Paul Thomas Anderson adapts Thomas Pynchon’s 2009 novel Inherent Vice and captures Pynchon’s love of movies and the transition from the decade of free love to Nixon era paranoia. Although the dying counterculture looks sad and stoned and the future looks depressingly scary and corporate, the film has innumerable movie references and cameos galore by star after star, who elevate the whole film with intense performances.

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PUBLIC AUCTION Thursday, Jan. 15, at 5 p.m. at Catering to You (click below for details)

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