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UPS seeks to hire 900 seasonal employees

UPS has announced that it expects to hire more than 900 seasonal employees in the St. Louis area to support the anticipated increase in package volume that will begin in November and continue through January 2019.

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Death penalty

If capital punishment would be applied to all murder cases and murderers were executed before the public eye, it would be a definite deterrent for gang-bangers and other perpetrators when they see their friends lose their lives. We also know the executed murderers will never murder anyone ever again.

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Time for a new roof?

Roofing

Is it time for a new roof? Unless a homeowner is seeing signs of water damage inside the home, the roof often is one of the most forgotten pieces of the home's structure. That's good – and bad.

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Random Thoughts: A community conversation with Kathy Lawton Brown

Kathy Lawton Brown in studio

This week, West Newsmagazine talks with Kathy Lawton Brown, one of the hosts of St. Louis’ only classical radio station – Radio Arts Foundation 107.3 FM. Lawton Brown also is a professional singer who is the principal contralto with the St. Louis-based baroque ensemble, The American Kantorei.

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Ameren completes upgrade to Bagnell Dam

Concrete upgrade at Bagnell Dam, July 2018 [Ameren Missouri photo]

Ameren Missouri is reporting that construction crews have poured the final yards of concrete and are completing finishing touches on a $53 million reliability upgrade to its 85-year-old Bagnell Dam property. The project included the installation of a series of new anchors and concrete on the downstream side of the dam to improve its overall safety, efficiency and reliability, Ameren reports. “For nearly a century, the Bagnell Dam has reliably powered homes and businesses across the region,” said Warren Witt, director of hydro operations at Ameren Missouri. “These upgrades ensure the dam will continue to be a top producer of ...

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Dine Out for 1st Responders, Sept. 9-10

Dine Out for 1st Responders

In collaboration with the Cottleville-Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce, the Cottleville Community Fire Protection District is raising money for BackStoppers, Inc. and Responder Rescue through the chamber's annual Dine Out for 1st Responders.

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