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Outstanding local artists recognized

On Aug. 29, at the Labor Day Queeny Art Fair, six outstanding regional artists were presented with awards given by the Greater St. Louis Art Association (GSLAA) for Outstanding Achievements in the Arts. This special event was the first ever in the 36-year history of the art fair. Awardees were painters Bryan Haynes and Gary Lucy, plein air artist Billyo ...

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MoDOT to begin work on Route 141/Meramec River Bridge

MoDOT will close up to two lanes in both directions on the Route 141 bridge over the Meramec River this weekend. Crews will close one lane of Route 141 in both directions at the river around the clock starting at 10 p.m. Friday, September 26.  They will close a second lane in both directions, as follows: • 10 p.m. Friday ...

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Health Capsules: Addicted to phones

Addicted to phones A Baylor University researcher said he was astounded at the findings of his study on college student cellphone use:  College women spend an average of 10 hours a day and male students spend nearly eight hours a day on cellphones. Researcher James Roberts’ survey of 164 college students found that overall, students spend the most time texting ...

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Backstoppalooza returns in support of the BackStoppers

Fresh from the city’s success with its inaugural event last year, Chesterfield’s Police Department is setting the stage for its second annual Backstoppalooza. The concert will be held Oct. 4 from 5-10 p.m. at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran's Place Drive.

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Body cameras arrive in Ellisville; other municipalities investigate device

Police officers in the city of Ellisville will soon be sporting body cameras, and other local police departments may not be far behind them. After a City Council meeting on Sept. 17, Ellisville Police Chief Tom Felgate said the department’s shipment of 20 Taser AXON body cameras was due to arrive Sept. 18. The department is currently working on an ...

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Fulton School at St. Albans announces faculty changes

The Fulton School is pleased to announce the addition of three new faculty members for the 2014-15 school year. Kelly Scott is the new international program director for grades seven through 12 and will teach English as a Second Language courses. Previously, she taught English at Jiangxi Normal University in Nanchang, China. Cynthia Fuhrman is the new Upper School math ...

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Creve Coeur Council reaches consensus on trash service

It appears the Creve Coeur City Council finally has reached a consensus on the question of whether to charge for backyard “valet” trash pickup. Last year, Mayor Barry Glantz broke a 4-4 tie on the question by voting against charging $15 a month for the service. After that, the council approved a one-year extension of its contract with Allied (Republic) ...

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Ellisville code changes raise objections

The Ellisville City Council has altered the city’s code to relax restrictions on commercial wall, monument and real estate signs, a decision several councilmembers disagree with. The council passed the ordinance changing the sign regulations at a Sept. 3 meeting in a 4-2 vote, with Councilmembers Cindy Pool (District 3) and Roze Acup (District 3) against. Councilmember Matt Pirrello (District ...

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Wildwood Council to vote on proposal for 20-home subdivision

Though some officials thought the project would be a tight fit for the site, Wildwood’s City Council is set to vote Sept. 22 on a proposal for the Wildwood Trail subdivision, which would include up to 20 single-family homes on 4.63 acres on the east side of Hwy. 109, north of Manchester Road in the city’s Town Center area. The ...

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Monarch Fire District to implement incentive-based safety program

The Monarch Fire Protection District has announced two efforts to emphasize safety and lower costs associated with workers’ compensation claims from on-duty accidents. Plans revealed at a recent Monarch Board of Directors meeting call for implementing an incentive-based program to reduce work-related injuries and completing a manual with safety-oriented practices and procedures covering substantially all work-related activities of on-duty personnel. ...

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