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Sunset Hills kicks off 10-month process for comprehensive plan

by Gloria Lloyd
It’s an idea more than a year in the making, but Sunset Hills is kicking off a projected 10-month comprehensive-plan process with a new website and a proposal to hear from residents and businesses on what they want for the city’s future. » more
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Character education instills family values

by Gloria Lloyd
When the Character Education Partnership sent representatives to Blades Elementary School in Oakville for site visits to see if the school and the Mehlville School District qualified as a National District of Character, they asked the students they interviewed for examples of bullying — and students said they could not think of any. » more

Phone surveys underway for Mehlville strategic plan

Strategic plan will be unlike any other Mehlville has done
by Gloria Lloyd
In the final stage of the four-month process leading up to the Mehlville School District’s new strategic plan, a consultant is now conducting telephone surveys asking residents for their thoughts on their schools and what they envision in the district’s » more

Mehlville school board decides not to overturn contract for superintendent-search firm

Trakas ‘firmly against’ using MSBA to find superintendent
by Gloria Lloyd
The Mehlville Board of Education decided not to overturn its contract for a superintendent-search firm last week, but two board members said the original vote was tainted and pushed for the board to conduct a nationwide search for the district’s » more

North county lifts Stenger to victory

In south county, Stenger performs best in Lemay, receiving 51 percent of vote
by Gloria Lloyd
Township reports released by the county Board of Election Commissioners last week show that 6th District Councilman Steve Stenger, D-Affton, earned his narrow victory for county executive over Rep. Rick Stream, R-Kirkwood, the same way County Executive » more

Business boasts three lottery winners; odds good it’s luckiest office in America

Lucky office workers wonder who will be the fourth winner
by Gloria Lloyd
When Lemay resident Jamie Bone won $1 million in the Missouri Lottery last year, her fellow real-estate agents at Coldwell Banker Premier Group’s south county office considered her pretty lucky. » more

St. Francis girls capture Panther Cup

This St. Francis of Assisi third-grade girls’ team recently captured the Panther Cup in St. Francis of Assisi’s annual South County Catholic Youth Council Soccer Tournament. » more

QAS girls capture softball title

This Queen of All Saints sixth-grade softball team recently captured its division and the City-County Championship. » more

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Crestwood's bills
The Crestwood Board of Aldermen voted to reject an ordinance that would have required the city administrator to submit all of the city's bills to the Board of Aldermen once a month and then post the bills on the city's website. Should Crestwood's bills be posted on the city's website?

Lindbergh board to consider steel bid for first phase of ECE annex

School board members to weigh contract to construct new salt bin at middle school
by Mike Anthony
The Lindbergh Board of Education was set to consider awarding a bid for steel earlier this week for an Early Childhood Education Annex behind Truman Middle School, 12225 Eddie & Park Road. » more

Oakville High Key Club members learn leadership skills

The Kiwanis Club of South County recently sponsored Madison Stinnett and Brittany Cox of the Oakville Senior High School Key Club to attend the Key Leader Camp at Camp Mahaska in Bourbon. » more

Crafters, vendors sought for boutique

afters and vendors to sell their wares at its 39th annual Holiday House Tour and Boutique. » more
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Readers whip up tasty concoctions for annual recipe contest

Spice up your holiday season by trying these tasty recipes
The Call’s annual Home for the Holidays Recipe Contest kicks off the beginning of the holiday season, and as in past years, readers offered no shortage of tasty concoctions. »» more

Pairing the right wine with a meal can make a difference

No matter what you’re cooking, and whether you’re dining alone or entertaining a crowd, the right wine can elevate a simple meal. » more

‘Safety first’ best recipe for great grilling season

Grilling is one of America’s favorite pastimes and a popular summer activity in backyards across the country. » more

October brings lowest unemployment rate since 2008

by Michael Lindquist
JEFFERSON CITY — The unemployment rate in Missouri dropped to the lowest level since June 2008, according to the state's October jobs report. » more

State salary commission recommends pay hikes for state officials

Lawmaker opposes pay increases
by Michael Lindquist
JEFFERSON CITY — Rep. Mark Parkinson, R-St. Charles County, said he opposes a proposed pay increase for state officials and lawmakers. » more

Wreaths Across America honors local veterans

Missouri Civil Air Patrol participate in wreath-laying salute
For the ninth year in a row, members of Missouri Wing Civil Air Patrol, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, are partnering with Wreaths Across America, a nonprofit organization that recognizes U.S. military veterans who have guarded and preserved America’s » more
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