It’s Easy to Take the Heat With Fun Family Members in Florida

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By Tom Anselm

It has been quite warm lately in our town, both politically and atmospherically. The first so much so that frankly it is just too hot for me to touch. At least for now. Maybe at a later date, as things seem to continue to cool down. Maybe. So let’s move on to the second.

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Four -Class Boys Soccer Plays Mainly 4 -Team Districts

By Jim Wieners

Beginning this school year High School Soccer is a four class sport and this year 226 high schools will be playing Boys Soccer.

So the largest 192 schools will be divided into the largest three classes with 16 districts each and four teams in each district. Class One will have eight districts, four teams in six and five teams in two, but no area teams will be in Class One. The make up girls’ districts will be the same but the number of teams in Class One has yet to be determined.

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District Football Rematches: East Visits Webster Grove, McCluer North Hosts Kirkwood

By Jim Wieners

On Nov. 6, 2013, in the second round of Class Five, District Two Football playoffs McCluer North was shut out at Kirkwood 34-0 in Jim Schottmueller’s final game as the Stars’ head coach while at Ritenour Hazelwood East ended their season with a 38-21 loss to Webster Groves.

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Film Gets a Big Opening Lift From The Wehrenberg Chain

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

scene from Belleville, the movie set in our Illinois neighboring community

(Complete, lengthy interview with Belleville Director Dan Steadman)

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Dan Steadman reveals his thoughts on writing, directing, and editing and discusses micro-budget, independent filmmaking and why he makes films away from Hollywood. He raves about the talent here, the city of Belleville, and Wehrenberg Theaters, which is opening Belleville on September 5 in all their theaters. After mentioning a few people I knew and had worked on his film, we agreed it was small world when you work on local films. Dan Steadman, the director of Belleville, which shot in southern Illinois replied, “I like about this community, a lot.” Then we launched into my questions.

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The November Man: Brosnan Stars in Nostalgic Spy Thriller

By Sandra Olmsted

Director Roger Donaldson’s The November Man closely follows the formula cold-war-era spy thriller, which will be new to younger audiences and familiar to older ones.

Coaxed out of retirement by his old boss, Hanley (Bill Smitrovich), Devereaux (Pierce Brosnan) (a.k.a. The November Man) embarks on a mission to rescue Natalia (Mediha Musliovic), a CIA agent undercover and working for Russian politician Federov (Lazar Ristovski), who has a secret in his past that she has uncovered. Whoever controls the secret controls Federov, likely the next president of Russia, and the CIA wants that control.

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The Ferguson Florissant School District Was Prepared For the New School Year

The start of the school year may have been delayed for Ferguson-Florissant students, but staff and administration were at work after the Board of Education made the decision to postpone the start of school to Monday, Aug. 25. It was sultry hot day nearing 100 on Monday, but classes officially began in the large school district with few hitches.

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