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Decorating contest winners display holiday cheer

Winners of the annual Outdoor Holiday Home Decorating Contest sponsored by Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Oakville, Handyman True Value Hardware in Oakville and Call Newspapers collected their prizes last week. Pictured, from left, are: Charlie Warden, manager of Handyman Hardware; Karen Starnes of the 9500 block of Fringe Court, 63127, runner up of the Most

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Grant’s Farm done with elephants after all four die this year

Max, the last remaining Grant’s Farm elephant, died this month at the age of 14. Photo courtesy of Grant’s Farm. Grant’s Farm says it is done keeping elephants “at this time” after all four elephants living at the south county attraction died this year, including the young and seemingly healthy last remaining elephant, who died

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Record-setting number of wreaths set at Jefferson Barracks in Wreaths Across America, captured by drone footage

Wreaths Across America at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery last weekend was the most successful wreath laying event ever at the cemetery, with help from the Gateway Gold Star Mothers organization. Volunteers in St. Louis purchased and set nearly 25,000 wreaths for the annual event to honor veterans, more than doubling the total from last year.

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Keller Plaza 8 movie theater in south county closes

Photo courtesy of Google Maps. The Keller Plaza 8 Cine, the “dollar theater” that was a fixture of many south countians’ childhoods, closed suddenly Wednesday. The eight-screen theater was located next to the St. Louis County Government Center South and Sam’s Club at 4572 Lemay Ferry Road in Oakville, near South County Center. The theater

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