Free Vision Screening for Young 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 November 24, 2014, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. at the James J Eagan Center, #1 James J. Egan Drive in Florissant. The screening takes just seconds and requires nothing of the child except his attention. Using a Plusoptix photoscreening device the technician quickly and noninvasively takes a picture of each child’s eyes and the device produces an immediate “pass” or “fail”. The screening will detect a variety of vision problems including: Nearsightedness, farsightedness, amblyopia, astigmatism, anisometropia, anisocoria, misalignment and possible cataract.

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Veteran from Valhalla Coming Back Nov. 11 To Tell Final Story

Hawthorne Players and Friends of Valhalla will present a special Veterans Day event on Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at Valhalla Cemetery, honoring the memory of Corporal Lawrence Gerton Wells who died on a battlefield in France in the final days of World War I. Valhalla Cemetery is located at 7600 Saint Charles Rock Road.

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Operation Food Search Selling Holiday Greeting Cards with Proceeds to Help the Hungry

Operation Food Search is selling holiday greeting cards with proceeds going toward the purchase of food to benefit local men, women and children in need of basic daily sustenance. Operation Food Search holiday cards are sold in sets of 25 cards for $25.

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Florissant Veteran Remembers W.W II as a Tail Gunner on B17

George Eckert with a memento of his time served. In the frame are his medals, a picture of him in uniform with his mother, a picture of him as a young tail gunner, and a picture of his flight crew. Eckert is in the middle of the back row

George Eckert with a memento of his time served. In the frame are his medals, a picture of him in uniform with his mother, a picture of him as a young tail gunner, and a picture of his flight crew. Eckert is in the middle of the back row

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‘Big Hero 6’ is Perfect for Kids

By Sandra Olmsted

In Big Hero 6, Hiro Hamada (voice of Ryan Potter) wastes his days illegally fighting robots, and his brother Tadashi (voice of Daniel Henney) wishes his whiz-kid brother, who graduated high school at 13 would enroll in the local university’s robotics program and takes Hiro to the lab.

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AAUW Meeting Nov. 17 to Recognize the Contributions Of All our Military Veterans

November is the month we recognize the many contributions our veterans have made to the United States from their service in the military.  The Missouri Veterans History Project identifies and preserves these many contributions.

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