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MFPD on cusp of changing how EMS service delivered

by Mike Anthony
The Mehlville Fire Protection District is "on the cusp" of changing how emergency medical service is delivered, according to Chief Brian Hendricks. » more
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Mehlville’s new school of innovation, Mosaic, opens to students this week

by Gloria Lloyd
The first day back to school always marks a new beginning and a new start for every school and student, but this year is a unique one in the history of the Mehlville School District as the district opens the St. Louis region’s first school of innovation. » more

Roby votes to nix Charter amendment; board agrees to align code with Charter

Anderson casts ‘no’ vote on measure changing city code
by Mike Anthony
After Crestwood Mayor Gregg Roby cast a tie-breaking vote last week to reject placing a proposed Charter amendment before voters, the Board of Aldermen adopted an ordinance aligning a section of city code with the Charter. » more

Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

‘Excitement is building’ for first total eclipse in St. Louis since 1442, Stenger says
by Gloria Lloyd
As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. » more

2017 graduate of Oakville High off to Yale on full-ride scholarship

Oakville grad also accepted by both Stanford, Princeton
by Gloria Lloyd
Graduates from south county schools are headed to colleges near and far this week, but even among thousands of accomplished students, one stands out: Oakville High School valedictorian Shaun Lamar is headed to Yale University with a full-ride scholarship. » more

Call Newspapers to celebrate its 28th anniversary with soon-to-come new website

New website will offer enhanced features
by Gloria Lloyd
Every year, Call Newspapers celebrates its own anniversary by also celebrating the anniversaries of the businesses throughout south county that have kept the newspaper in business since 1989. » more

School district officials look to safeguard newly installed turf field at Mehlville High

Mehlville High grounds crews find damage from people jumping fence of athletic field
by Gloria Lloyd
Mehlville School District officials are considering options for safeguarding the new turf installed this summer at Mehlville High School after some residents abused the new surface the first few weeks after work was completed. » more

Alternative Pool Party slated at Crestwood Aquatic Center

The Crestwood Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor an Alternative Pool Party for youngsters ages 11 to 15 from 6:30 to 10 p.m. Friday, Aug. 18, at the Aquatic Center, 9245 Whitecliff Park Lane. » more

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Mehlville School District to offer special program on eclipses

'Eating the Sun: the Cultural Significance of Eclipses' to be presented
The Mehlville School District will feature a special program on eclipses tonight — Thursday, Aug. 17 — in advance of the total eclipse Monday. » more

Blades Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date a hit

Blades Elementary School’s orientation for kindergarteners, which took place last week, was a hit with both students and their parents. For the Kindergarten Popsicle Play Date, kindergarten students were able to see their new school, take a bus » more

Mehlville board again eyes class ranking policy

Proposal would abolish rank completely for incoming freshmen
by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville Board of Education will again weigh a new policy governing class ranking at Mehlville and Oakville high schools this week, with some concessions made to students and parents who came out in force to speak against the policy. » more
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Sherry adds playful flavor to barbecued ribs

I made this barbecue sauce one hot summer day after I purchased some baby back pork ribs our meat market had advertised in our newspaper. »» more

Red pepper adds color to grilled pork chops

Celebrate summer with a cookout
by Bill Milligan
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

Eclipse Guide 2017: Where to Watch the Eclipse in St. Louis

Watch parties throughout South St. Louis County, Jefferson County
by Gloria Lloyd
Where will you be when the sky goes dark Monday, Aug. 21? » more

Procrastinator's guide to finding eclipse glasses in St. Louis

Libraries hand glasses out free starting Saturday morning
by Gloria Lloyd
Where can I find eclipse glasses? » more

Eclipse Guide 2017: Tips and tricks for safely enjoying the eclipse

Eclipse chasers share their best ideas for how to enjoy the celestial show; experts share safety tips
by Gloria Lloyd
You know where you’re going to view the Great American Solar Eclipse Monday, you’ve got your glasses and you’ve gassed up the car as recommended by emergency officials: Now what? » more
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