Wildwood City Council set to vote on trash hauling 

Wildwood’s City Council is set to vote March 9 on final approval of an extension of the city’s residential trash hauling license agreement with Here to Serve – Missouri Waste Division LLC, doing business as Meridian Waste Services LLC. The council gave a first reading to the legislation on Feb. 23. The single-family residential trash hauler has less than one year remaining in their exclusive solid waste license agreement. That agreement began on Dec. 1, 2006, with an initial three-year term, and has had multiple extensions authorized for a total of eight years, to end on Nov. 30, 2015. The ...

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Chaminade ready to go and play in district basketball tournament

It’s been a magical season for the Chaminade Red Devils and coach Frank Bennett wants it to continue in the postseason. The Red Devils finished the regular season at 20-3 and won the Metro Catholic Conference basketball championship with 8-0 record. Now it’s the postseason. Chaminade meets Ritenour at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 3) in Class 5 District 7 play at McCluer North. Chaminade is seeded first in the district followed by Ladue, McCluer North, Ritenour and Hazelwood East. Ritenour defeated Hazelwood East 59-58 on Saturday. The Huskies are 16-9. The game will be followed by Ladue playing McCluer North ...

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CBC records two firsts for program at state wrestling meet

It was a record setting state wresting tournament for CBC and freshman Malik Johnson did something no other Cadet has ever done. Six Cadets qualified to state from the district meet where five freshmen competed for CBC. At the recent state meet at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia, four of the CBC matmen earned medals including a state championship. That was the best ever for the program. Overall, CBC finished eighth as a team with 70 points, also a high-water mark. “That’s a school best,” CBC coach Rocky Streb said. Freshman Malik Johnson won state at 106 pounds. He is ...

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Outstanding teachers recognized

Rockwood Early Childhood Center teacher Natalie Ferrara is a recipient of the 2014 Missouri Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (MACTE) Outstanding Beginning Teacher Award.

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Thomas Sowell – The Honesty Gap

Thomas Sowell

There may be some poetic justice in the recent revelation that Hillary Clinton, who has made big noises about a "pay gap" between women and men, paid the women on her Senate staff just 72 percent of what she paid the men. The Obama White House staff likewise has a pay gap between women and men, as of course does the economy as a whole.

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Monarch Fire District employees rewarded for reaching safety goal

Many firehouses have earned reputations for dishing up good food for firefighters and paramedics, because usually there is someone on-duty who knows his or her way around a kitchen. But the dinner bill of fare served recently at the Monarch Fire Protection District’s House 1 on Baxter Road near Clarkston set an especially high standard.

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Matheny named to Golden Spikes watch list

Missouri State junior outfielder Tate Matheny, a Westminster Christian Academy graduate, was one of 50 players named to USA Baseball’s Golden Spikes Award watch list recently. A consensus 2015 preseason All-America choice, Matheny becomes the second Bear in three seasons to be considered for the honor, which recognizes the top amateur baseball player in the country.

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