General Election Preview 2016


In anticipation of the upcoming general election, candidates with contested races that affect West St. Louis County were offered the opportunity to participate in West Newsmagazine’s Election Preview.

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School surprises former student with award

Dr. Gina Piccinni [left] with Alex Hood and Leah Plumley

Sixth-grader Alex Hood was more than a little perplexed when she was called into the principal’s office at Carman Trails Elementary; after all, she wasn’t even a student there anymore. Little did she know that it was a clever ruse between Principal Gina Piccinni and Librarian Leah Plumley to recognize Alex for her volunteer efforts during her fifth-grade year.

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Progress 64 West offers scholarship opportunities to future entrepreneurs


Progress 64 West will award scholarships totaling $7,500 to two area high school seniors attending schools along the Hwy. 40/Interstate 64 corridor. The awards are funded through the organization’s annual Louis S. Sachs Scholarship program and are awarded to graduating seniors based upon their submissions of an Executive Summary of a Business Plan.

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