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GOP groups show support for Trakas

By Gloria Lloyd Staff Reporter news3@callnewspapers.com Roughly 20 members of south county Republican groups waved signs in a show of support Saturday for 6th District Councilman Ernie Trakas, R-Oakville, at the intersection of South Lindbergh Boulevard and Tesson Ferry Road. Trakas himself made an appearance at the event with signs against a city-county merger. The

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South county students view total eclipse

Unlike Jefferson County school districts, all south county school districts were in session Monday and took students outside to experience the Great American Solar Eclipse. Mehlville, Lindbergh, Affton, Bayless and Hancock Place districts all purchased eclipse glasses so that students could safely gaze at the sun before totality. Above, students at Lindbergh Schools’ new Dressel

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Friendship Village residents thank police

Friendship Village Sunset Hills residents recognized the Sunset Hills Police Department last week, thanked them for their work with the retirement community and Sunset Hills in general and loaded them down with cookies, many home baked by residents, others carefully chosen from among purchased favorites. Above, 89-year-old Peggy Barker, who spearheaded the effort, gives Officer

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Mehlville support staff receives training

Professional development isn’t just for Mehlville School District teachers, as Superintendent Chris Gaines wants to expand the skills and abilities of all employees. Mehlville support staff last week received additional computer training and CPR training. They also received lots of healthy heart information that will make for longer, healthier lives, according to district officials. Pictured,

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Kennerly students read to homeless dogs

Jessica Dimitro’s fifth-grade Kennerly Elementary School class recently read books to homeless dogs as part of the Humane Society of Missouri’s Shelter Buddies program. Reading to dogs reduces their anxiety, making them more adoptable, and helps children grow more confident. Above, Nicole Thomas reads a dog a book about former Humane Society puppy Trooper.

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Blades students reap garden harvest

The Blades Elementary School Community Garden, which was first planted last year, is in full swing this summer thanks to volunteers. Students harvested this year’s first batch of carrots last week and even saw a tiny watermelon starting to grow. Pictured, from left, are: Olivia McBride, Audrey Latzke and Charlie McBride.

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School board members, administrators meet with McCaskill

U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Kirkwood, met with public school board members and administrators from across Missouri in a series of meetings to discuss the importance of strong public schools and potential impacts of federal budget cuts. Mehlville Board of Education member Larry Felton, fourth from left, is among those school officials traveling to Washington, D.C.,

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HVAC work underway at Buerkle

Students returning to Buerkle Middle School in the Mehlville School District for the start of the 2017-2018 school year will find their classrooms much more comfortable after a complete replacement of the school’s HVAC system. The new system also will result in lower utility costs to the district. Work is expected to continue through early

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‘Principals at the Pool’ event makes a splash

More than 50 Kennerly Elementary School students and their families enjoyed the coolest play date ever when they attended ‘Principals at the Pool’ at the Sunset Hills Community Center. Instead of sweating on the playground, these students splashed and played, and everyone had a chance to say hello to Principal Todd Morgan, above, and new

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