Our Call: A new tradition with Call-Outs for those in the community



Welcome to the Call-Outs, in which we will recognize the people achieving so much for our community, sometimes with little recognition.

Arlee Conners. The longtime Oakville High School football coach has been a steadfast presence on the sidelines for OHS for the last 15 years, and stepped down this fall to serve as an associate coach. He is also the school’s track coach. Conners has been featured prominently in this newspaper since he set the all-time rushing record as a running back at Lindbergh High School in 1989, and while at Oakville he saw much success at districts and state. Perhaps most importantly, Conners has taught a generation of high-school students that some things, like character, are even more important than football. We wish him and his successor, Mike Genge, all the best. Go Tigers!

The Mehlville and Affton fire districts.

When all the firefighters at the Lemay Fire Protection District were quarantined due to a positive COVID-19 case, the firefighters in other South County fire districts moved over to the Lemay firehouse and answered calls without skipping a beat. It’s just another reason South County residents are lucky to have quality fire services.

Everyone wearing masks. It will help us get through this pandemic faster, and we can all get behind that.

Send in Call-Out suggestions: email glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com.