Oakville News

Class assignment asking students to ‘set your price for a slave’ gets international attention

Pictured above: The question about slaves on a class assignment handed out at Blades Elementary last week. By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The Mehlville School District is getting international attention for a Blades Elementary assignment in which a teacher asked students to “set your price for a slave.” A fifth-grade teacher at Blades Elementary

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Enter South County’s annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest

The deadline to enter your home in the annual South County-wide Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest is fast approaching. The deadline is Monday, Dec. 9, to enter the annual Outdoor Holiday Decorating Contest sponsored by Coldwell Banker Gundaker in Oakville, Handyman True Value Hardware in Oakville and Call Newspapers. Past winners have been located throughout South

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Secretary of state warns of online misinformation with South County GOP legislators

Pictured above: Rep. David Gregory addresses the Tesson Ferry Republican Club in July 2018. Photo by Jessica Belle Kramer. By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft joined local legislators for a town hall last month, discussing online misinformation, medical marijuana, election security, the 2019 legislative session and more. Reps. David Gregory,

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Pretzel Pretzel will open on Tesson Ferry

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com Pretzel Pretzel, the pretzel shop that earned a devoted following since it debuted in Affton in 2017, will be moving to a new storefront in the former Pizza Hut building on Tesson Ferry Road sometime early next year. Partners Anthony Simmons and Amber Scurlock operated Pretzel Pretzel’s first location

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