Thank you Manchester VFW

  To the Editor: On Veterans Day, the veterans living at Briarcrest Estates received a well-deserved special evening event. The Manchester VFW Post Color Guard came to visit them. They performed the “Posting Of The Colors Ceremony.” It was absolutely beautiful, breathtaking and emotional. It was enjoyed by all the veterans and some of their family members. I saw a ...

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CBC knocks off Borgia to claim Borgia Tournament Gold Division crown

While many folks were enjoying Turkey and Thanksgiving weekend activities the CBC basketball team was getting some early action in on the hardwood. Early indications are that the Cadets look well set to defend their Class 4 championship this winter. CBC traveled to St. Francis Borgia early during Thanksgiving week and won three games in six days to claim the Gold Divison championship of the 62nd annual Borgia Turkey Tournament.

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Oak Grove, Graham run away from John Burroughs for Class 3 title

Oak Grove's high-octane offense was a major concern for John Burroughs coach John Merritt heading into Friday's Class 3 championship game at the Edward Jones Dome. Merritt figured his team would be hard-pressed to stop the Panthers powerful offense and Oak Grove more than lived up to its advance billing.

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Dispatch center call volume reflects Ferguson area unrest

Emergency 911 calls to law enforcement spiked in the hours after the announcement the St. Louis County grand jury was not going to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges related to the August shooting death of Michael Brown. But the violence and mayhem that followed also meant that calls for fire and emergency medical services increased, according ...

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Undefeated CBC will face Rockhurst in Class 6 state championship football game

CBC coach Scott Pingel had to make some adjustments to getting his Cadets ready for the Class 6 state high school football championship game. It was a tough week for the St. Louis region with the announcement of the grand jury decision not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson on any charges related to the shooting death of Michael Brown Jr. The riots that followed left Pingel with a sticky situation.

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Baking bread for charity

Students at Ellisville Elementary put their baking skills to the test and donated their creations to two local food pantries. The students were learning, baking and sharing through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. “The students were proud of themselves for baking a loaf of bread, but also because they helped a family in need,” said fifth-grade teacher ...

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Off the ice teamwork helps to get the job done

The Parkway West varsity hockey team can do more than skate and shoot the puck. As part of its annual giving back to others, the Longhorns conducted a community service event recently, helping out at Circle Star Ranch, a program of the Erin Eickmeier Foundation. Members of the team including coach Shawn Egan, treasurer Jay Ransom, board member Steve Russell ...

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Lend a Helping Hand: Donations for Ferguson

A group of teachers in the Ferguson-Florissant School District are conducting a food drive to help, especially during the upcoming holidays when students will not have access to breakfasts and lunches served at school.

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Missouri ranked 3rd in love for green bean casserole

There are quite a few Thanksgiving side-dishes that can overshadow the turkey as the most-anticipated foodstuff of the holiday. Stuffing, mashed potatoes and buttered rolls are all popular, but Missourians may be a little partial to a side-dish with a little more green in it.

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