Lemay News

Panthers come back to defeat Tigers

By Robert Chalupny For the Call Not unexpectedly, the visiting team upset the home crowd Friday night in the annual high school football showdown between Oakville and Mehlville. Both teams have struggled this season, but the Panthers visited Tiger country and despite giving up 12 points to open the game, they battled back and silenced

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Convenience store on Bayless Avenue robbed this morning

Officers from the St. Louis County Police Department’s South County Precinct responded this morning to a robbery at a convenience store on Bayless Avenue. QuikTrip, 3638 Bayless Ave., was robbed before 7 a.m. Police said a man approached the front cash register with a firearm and demanded money. He took an undisclosed amount of cash

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Operation October to benefit USO of Missouri underway

The fifth annual Operation October to benefit the USO of Missouri is underway. Please join local banks, credit unions and Call Newspapers in an effort to fill the wish list for military families this Thanksgiving. The October drive provides Thanksgiving meals — everything except the turkey — for active military families in this area. Wish

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Couple fall in love, marry at Bethesda Terrace

By Bill Milligan For the Call Bethesda Terrace in Oakville recently was the scene of a joyous occasion celebrating the wedding of residents James “Jim” and Dorothy Kargus. The couple, who were married about two months ago, met playing cards at the independent living community and fell in love. “I chased him until I caught

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Beasley Elementary conducts food drive

Beasley Elementary School in the Mehlville School District conducted its annual food drive last week. The drive, which took place from Sept. 25 through Sept. 29, was organized and advertised by the Future Leaders, Ambassadors and fourth-grade Junior Counselors. Food items collected include canned fruit, breakfast staples, canned pastas and noodles and boxed meals. All

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Organizers optimistic about effort to recall Oakville councilman

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Organizers of the campaign to recall 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, say their signature drive is going so well that they believe they will collect enough signatures to spur an election on whether to recall the councilman. “This is going to be on the ballot,” said Garrett Webb,

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Donations from Fowler, American Family to Mosaic Elementary will buy books, learning materials

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District’s new school of innovation is able to buy more student books and learning materials due to donations that American Family Insurance made in appreciation of the Board of Education naming its boardroom after insurance agent and former Board of Education President Dan Fowler. The insurance

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Gaines recaps changes, looks to district’s future

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com In his third annual Mehlville State of the District address last week, Superintendent Chris Gaines recapped the many headline-grabbing changes in the district last year and what could be in store for students from the smaller behind-the-scenes changes he expects this year. Unlike Gaines’ packed-house discussion of Proposition R

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