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US & Canada · St. Louis

South County Community Calendar: Week of May 6 through May 12

"SAJE Senior Ministry is hosting ZumbaGold at 11:30 a.m. at Concord Trinity United Methodist Church, 5275 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The Affton Community Center, 9801 Mackenzie Road, is hosting open pickleball from noon to 3:15 p.m., Admission is $2 per person.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

District considering student rep to Board of Education

The tentative plan is to appoint one senior to the board, with a junior appointed as a representative-elect to serve after the senior graduates. To be eligible students must be a junior or senior, attend all workshops and meetings, serve on a board advisory committee, complete the application process and essay.See the Story
US & Canada · Mehlville

Mehlville swears in two new board members

Scott Huegerich and Sarah Grace Wright were sworn on the Mehlville Board of Education at a reorganization meeting April 12. HuegerICH and Wright take the seats of former board members Larry Felton and Kevin Schartner, both of whom did not seek reelection. Wright is a senior project manager at Great Rivers Greenway and previously worked for the Metropolitan Sewer District of St. Louis.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

County library summer reading club opens in June

St. Louis County Library’s Summer Reading Club starts June 1 and runs through Aug. 6. The program is available for all ages. Participation is free and registration begins June 1. Visit www.slcl.org/summer-reading for details.Summer Reading Club participants can track their reading online, pick up a paper log from any branch or print one online.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

Erin’s Edit: Abortion bans don’t work

Outlawing abortions will not end abortions. Instead, people with the necessary means will be able to seek out safe abortions in abortion-friendly states. The U.S. has one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the developing world, meaning that pregnancy can be just as dangerous to women as an unsafe abortion.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

Local high school rugby club continues success with third place finish in state

The Lindbergh Flyers Rugby club finished another successful season May 8, finishing third in state with a 6-1 record. The team has had sustained success since its founding in 2018, making state every year and winning it in 2019. Coach Ron Laszewski said a big part of the immediate success was the simplification of team tactics — rugby teams field 15 players, meaning teams can get caught in overcomplicating tactics.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

BoE hears Compass Plan updates at workshop

The plan is updated annually, with the most recent update presented at a May 5 special meeting. The update is presented by four different departments, with plans for new and continued goals and programs shown to the board. The overarching goal for communications is to cultivate support, understanding, trust and confidence, through open, honest communication.See the Story
US & Canada · Grantwood Village

Grantwood Village reconsiders recycling options

Grantwood Village was recently asked by its trash provider, Waste Connections, to consolidate its recycling and trash into one pick up. Public Works Commissioner Mark Kienstra said outside of the dropping demand for recyclables, trash companies in general are having a hard time finding drivers.See the Story
US & Canada · St. Louis

Sappington-Concord Historical Society hosting Memorial Day celebration at St. Lucas church

The Sappington-Concord Historical Society's annual Memorial Day celebration will return to St. Lucas United Church of Christ on Monday, May 30. The annual family-friendly celebration is free and open to the public. This year's event will feature distinguished speaker CW4 Andrew Ottinger with the Missouri National Guard.See the Story

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