St. Louis teacher vies for 92nd District seat held by Beck, formerly on school board

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Math teacher William “Bill” Heisse, Republican, will contend with Affton’s current representative, Doug Beck, a Democrat, for the 92nd District Missouri House seat on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Beck, 53, 1020 9426 Brenda Ave., Affton, is the current state legislator for the 92nd House District as well as a pipefitter with

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Name change, upcoming concert for We Are One Community Choir

Logo courtesy of www.waocc.org. The We Are One Community Choir will be hosting a concert this weekend to celebrate its name change to Vita Cantus, meaning “Life Song.” The name change reflects the different relationship each choir member has with music. “Like songs, our lives are a blending of melody, harmony, and rhythm,” Director Bruce

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Coleman challenging Revis in 97th District

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Rep. Mike Revis, D-Fenton, is running for re-election in the 97th Missouri House District after he was first elected in a February special election. The seat opened after former Republican Rep. John McCaherty resigned last year. Revis is being challenged in the election Tuesday, Nov. 6, by Republican Mary Elizabeth

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Senior citizens may receive free, reduced trash

Senior citizens might receive free or reduced trash services with the next trash contract Crestwood enters. Ward 1 Aldermen Richard Breeding and Mimi Duncan both expressed their desire to see free or reduced waste services for seniors in the next contract. Other cities offer a senior discount. Crestwood is considering the option of terminating its

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Crestwood officials criticize trash service

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callsnewspapers.com The contract between Crestwood and Meridian Waste Services might be kicked to the curb after numerous aldermen expressed their frustrations with Meridian’s trash services at a Board of Aldermen meeting last month. “I have no confidence in the trash company at all,” Ward 1 Alderman Mimi Duncan said at the

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Murphy, Pretto trying to win in 94th District

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Two Oakville residents are competing this fall to hold the vacant seat of the 94th District of the Missouri House held by the late Rep. Cloria Brown. James “Jim” Murphy, Republican, is running in the election Tuesday, Nov. 6, and is being challenged by Democrat Emma “Jean” Pretto, a Democrat

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Summer brings shortages to local food banks at JB, Feed My People

Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Although summer for most people means fewer worries and more vacations, summer for some local food banks brings the annual worry of not having enough donations. The Jefferson Barracks Military Food Bank, a food bank that serves all branches of active duty military, veterans, the reserves and their families, and

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