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South county residents launch effort to recall Trakas

by Gloria Lloyd
Six months into the tenure of 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, some of his constituents are launching a petition drive this week to recall him from office. » more
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Lindbergh Board of Education adopts 2017-2018 budget with unanimous vote

by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education voted unanimously last week to adopt an operating budget for the 2017-2018 school year that projects a surplus of nearly $24,000. » more

Proposed sale of property a departure from outlook of past Mehlville boards

Mehlville board to consider sale of property on June 29
by Gloria Lloyd
As the Mehlville Board of Education looks to sell property next to two of its schools to Aldi next week, the decision marks a departure from past board philosophies on school land. » more

UPDATED: Green Park becomes hub of new construction

Building of new Fresh Thyme sparking revitalization efforts on Lin Ferry Drive
by Gloria Lloyd
Green Park is the hub of new construction in south county right now with the building of the highly anticipated Fresh Thyme organic grocery store, two new fast-food restaurants and existing businesses upgrading their appearance. » more

Lawsuit filed over monument

Confederate monument should be stored in city if taken down, county executive says
by Gloria Lloyd
The Missouri Civil War Museum in Jefferson Barracks Park filed a lawsuit against the city of St. Louis last week to claim ownership of the Confederate Memorial in Forest Park. » more

Friendship Village gains new compliance officer

Sheldon-Krieger tapped to serve by governing board
Increasing its move toward local management, the Friendship Villages’ board of directors recently announced the hiring of a new compliance officer for both communities. » more

Twelve Lindbergh student-athletes commit to college play

Athletics director congratulates LHS seniors
Twelve Lindbergh High School student-athletes recently committed to college teams during a signing ceremony. » more

Mary, Mother team earns championships

This Mary, Mother of the Church sixth-grade boys’ basketball team recently won the Catholic Youth Council’s South County District Championship, as well as the City/County Archdiocesan Championship. Team members, front row, from left, are: » more


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Foundation awards grant to create sensory/guidance room at Long Elementary

Room offers soothing environment to help students develop calm, focus
Long Elementary School is designing a classroom that will help students find calm, focus and connection during their school day, and achieve a temporary escape from a world that has become increasingly more stimulating as a result of social and academic » more

Lindbergh ECE Bluebirds make quilts for children with cancer

Students in the Bluebird Room at Lindbergh Early Childhood Education West practiced their school’s character word of the month, service, by making quilts in April to comfort patients at SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital. » more

Lindbergh senior earns four-year music scholarship to Mizzou

Bennett to double major in instrumental, vocal music education
Accomplished musician and Lindbergh High School senior Briana Bennett has received a $20,000 scholarship to the University of Missouri-Columbia, where she will double major in instrumental and vocal music education, with a certificate in jazz. » more
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Red pepper adds color to grilled pork chops

Celebrate summer with a cookout
I don’t know why anyone would want to use green bell peppers in anything. »» more

Compound butter adds zest to steak

by Bill Milligan
Compound butter is a quick, easy way to add a new taste dimension to any dish. I don’t know what someone like esteemed French chef André Soltner would call it, but to me a compound butter is a mix of butter with herbs. Any herb available will » more

Breakfast bars a nutritious snack for busy children

Here’s news many families may consider a wake-up call: Studies show that children who eat breakfast have better concentration and more energy. » more

Community mourns loss of Wohlwend Elementary student

Ten-year-old struck, killed by log in Alabama
by Gloria Lloyd
A 10-year-old Oakville boy on vacation at the Gulf of Mexico died Wednesday after he was struck and killed by a log swept in on waves from Tropical Storm Cindy. » more

Crestwood man charged in Sunset Hills bank robbery

Suspect identified after surveillance footage released
A Crestwood man is charged with robbing the Sunset Hills branch of U.S. Bank, 11685 Gravois Road, after police asked for help from the public to identify what they believed was a teenage bank robber. » more

LESA raises $196,000 for Lutheran schools

The Lutheran Elementary School Association, 11123 South Town Square, raised $196,000 for Lutheran education at its 13th annual ‘A Night for Kids’ dinner and auction at Orlando’s. Green Park Lutheran School students volunteered at the » more
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