Dardenne Prairie approves extension for Cora Marie Marketplace

A group of about 50 to 55 residents, primarily from the Bainbridge subdivision, attended the Nov. 5 Dardenne Prairie Board of Alderman (BOA) meeting to reinforce a long standing message: “We don’t want the planned Bopp Family Partnership commercial development in our neighborhood.”

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Selvidge Middle, among local schools, to pay tribute to veterans

Small U.S. flags lined the driveway at the entrance to Selvidge Middle School in Ballwin on Nov. 11. and many of those entering the building were clearly well beyond their school years. Inside, an atmosphere of celebration blended with the courteous and respectful attitude of the school’s students and faculty members as they paid tribute to veterans of U.S. Armed Forces on Veterans Day. And, yes, there also were tears as the emotion of the occasion caught up with more than a few – both young and old – attending. This year was the ninth Veterans Day observance at Selvidge. ...

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Orf’s super effort in goal leads Zumwalt South into Class 3 semifinals

For the past four years, Fort Zumwalt South has been blessed by one of the top goalkeepers in the area between the pipes, and on Saturday senior keeper Drew Orf came up big in the biggest game to date of  the postseason for the Bulldogs. An early first half goal by Bryce Johnson got Zumwalt South the lead and Orf, with a bit of help from his defense made that lead stand for the rest of the evening as Zumwalt South slipped past visiting Ladue for a 1-0 Class 3 quarterfinal win at Fort Zumwalt South. The victory punches a ...

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Defense, ball control push Howell Central to state berth

  Francis Howell Central used a splendid combination of staunch defense and ball control offense to produce a pair of first half goals. The Spartans made that scoring stand up as they defeated Marquette 2-1 Saturday (Nov. 8) in a Class 4 quarterfinal at Francis Howell Central. Howell Central (22-4-1) advances to play Lee’s Summit in the semifinal round on Friday at Blue Springs South at  6 p.m. During most of he first half, the Spartans held the ball in Mustangs end of the field getting shots and just missing on scoring chances. Howell Central finally got a chance to ...

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Westminster administrators travel to Seoul

Westminster Christian Academy’s partner school, Saemmul Christian Academy (SCA) in Seoul, South Korea, celebrated the dedication of its new campus in mid-October and Westminster administration was on hand for the celebration. Construction on the school’s new campus was completed in the summer, allowing Saemmul students to begin the 2014-15 academic year in the new building this fall. To celebrate the school’s new facility, SCA hosted a national conference, inviting Christian educators and administrators from schools throughout the country to attend. Westminster head of school emeritus Jim Marsh and best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey were keynote speakers for the event. Westminster ...

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Caring and Sharing: Operation Christmas Child

In November, 12 locations within the greater St. Louis area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. This annual Christmas project is a favorite for many residents, families, churches and groups, who want to help spread the season’s joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes with toys, school supplies and notes of encouragement. St. Louis Area OCC Coordinator Vicki Stamps describes Operation Christmas Child as “a fun project that makes a tangible difference in the life of a child facing difficult circumstances.” Utilizing local drop-off sites, ...

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Public invited to comment on O’Fallon’s 2015 Action Plan for community block grants

O’Fallon’s 30-day comment period regarding the city’s Fiscal Year 2015 Annual Action Plan for the Community Development Block Grant Program will end on Dec. 5. The plans can be viewed at the O’Fallon City Hall, located at 100 North Main Street, and the public can submit comments to jhawkins@ofallon.mo.us. The city held a public hearing on Nov. 5 concerning the action plan, but O’Fallon Director of Public Relations Thomas Drabelle said the city received no comments from residents during the hearing. After the Dec. 5 deadline, Drabelle said the city will analyze any comments, and prepare a draft of the ...

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