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Schartner’s compromise on class-ranking system OK’d

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com After months of discussing whether to abolish the class-ranking system of valedictorian and salutatorian in favor of a cum laude system, Mehlville Board of Education members settled on a compromise that addresses critics’ most immediate concerns. The board unanimously voted at its Aug. 10 meeting for a compromise suggested

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Total Eclipse 2017: No shortage of events for total eclipse

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com As the path of totality of the Great American Solar Eclipse crosses directly through south county next week, schools, residents and government agencies are gearing up for what could be a once-in-a-lifetime experience. The moon will block the sun Monday, Aug. 21, blazing a path of totality from Oregon

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2017 graduate of Oakville High off to Yale on full-ride scholarship

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Graduates from south county schools are headed to colleges near and far this week, but even among thousands of accomplished students, one stands out: Oakville High School valedictorian Shaun Lamar is headed to Yale University with a full-ride scholarship. Shaun, 17, earned a series of accolades in his years

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MFPD on cusp of changing how EMS service delivered

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville Fire Protection District is “on the cusp” of changing how emergency medical service is delivered, according to Chief Brian Hendricks. Since the beginning of the year, the Board of Directors has approved the hiring of 13 paramedics for the district’s new critical care paramedic program. Critical care

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Call Newspapers to celebrate its 28th anniversary with soon-to-come new website

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Every year, Call Newspapers celebrates its own anniversary by also celebrating the anniversaries of the businesses throughout south county that have kept the newspaper in business since 1989. For those 28 years, the Call has delivered the week’s most important and most interesting news to readers’ mailboxes every Thursday.

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Gaines meets with top leaders in education

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Mehlville superintendent works security detail for Trump speech to Scouts While Mehlville Superintendent Chris Gaines was in Washington, D.C., to take office as president-elect of the largest national superintendents’ organization, he discussed the Mehlville School District with the nation’s top congressional leaders in education. As part of the legislative

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Lindbergh community celebrates opening of Dressel Elementary

By Mike Anthony Executive Editor news1@callnewspapers.com A ribbon-cutting ceremony last week marking the grand opening of Lindbergh Schools’ state-of-the-art new Dressel Elementary School was “a historic day,” according to Superintendent Jim Simpson. The nearly $22 million, 99,116-square-foot school at 10911 Tesson Ferry Road will be at capacity — 650 students — when school begins Thursday,

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