The schedule for the annual Spring tree limb pick-up for the residents of the City of Black Jack was released:
WEEK 1: Only along both sides of Arterial Roads
By Jim Wieners
Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood West and Incarnate Word Academy Girls Soccer Teams will be participating Friday, April 3, Saturday, April 4 in the 14th Annual Parkway College Showcase.
13 Films Debut in April
by Sandra Olmsted
For those heading to the theater over the weekend, these films open April 3. Director James Wan’s action film Furious 7 continues the franchise despite the death of star Paul Walker. Against the backdrop of international terrorism and espionage, Shaw (Jason Statham) seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto (Vin Diesel) and his family for the death of his brother.
The Independent News asked both candidates for Florissant Mayor, incumbent Tom Schneider and Mark Behlmann, to answer the same questions regarding their plans for the city. The questions and the candidates’ answers follow.
A statement from Ferguson Commission
Co-Chairs Rev. Starsky Wilson and Rich McClure
We commend House Speaker John Diehl for his leadership today regarding the House’s swift engagement with Senate Bill 5 on municipal court reform. We are appreciative of Senator Eric Schmitt and the Senate for sending the bill to the House for consideration. We commend Speaker Diehl for being an advocate for strong municipal court reform as well as reform on municipal revenue structure. The House proposal is a solid step in the right direction.
By Tom Anselm
Why is there suffering in the world? That is a question that has been on my mind lately. There seems to be more of it now than at any time I have been alive. But maybe it is just that I am more aware of it. Like young people dying of cancer or accident or by their own hands, and their passing bringing so much sadness, so much loss. Or like the terrible events that are unfolding in Africa and in the Middle East of wanton massacres based on so-called religious mandates. Or plane crashes, or children with terrible illnesses. Or people with debilitating emotional conditions.
There is a saying that everything happens for a reason, and that