Monday, May 20, 2013
Yes, Mondays can be tough. Need some help?
Are Mondays really so tough? Well, yes, they can be. Here, though, is to keeping things in perspective. For more than a month now, Patch and Grape-Nuts have teamed up to present stories about your neighbors, neighbors who have faced challenges that would seem insurmountable to many of us. But not to the people we've featured in this series, Journeys. Not surprisingly, the stories have generated dozens of comments on Patch and on Facebook: "Great story..." "Thanks for sharing..." "So wonderfully inspiring..." And, so, here they are again. Great stories shared to inspire. Take a look at what these people have faced. Then click on the story to see their responses. And feel better about your tough Monday. _________ Couple Feeds 100,000 …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Sunday morning a South County woman stopped in Sam's Liquor to discover she'd won a major prize.
The $590.5 million-winning Powerball ticket is in the hands of a Florida resident, but Saturday's drawing was lucky for one South County woman who claimed a $1 million Powerball prize in Lemay. A manager at Sam's Liquor told St. Louis Post-Dispatch that a regular stopped into the store early Sunday to discover her ticket matched five of the winning numbers. It was one of two $1 million dollar tickets sold this weekend in Missouri, according to the report. She isn't the only South County resident to strike the Powerball lottery in the last week--a $1 million winning ticket was purchased at Telegraph Liquors in Oakville last Wednesday.
Stop by McAlister's Deli Monday with a copy of the attached flyer, and 15 percent of proceeds will support Ali Hayes.
The Mehlville School District community is banding together to support a 16-year-old Mehlville High School student who is battling leukemia. Members of "Ali's Army" sold t-shirts at the school to benefit Ali Hayes' ongoing medical treatments. The school district posted a photo of participating students on their Facebook page on Friday. Monday, members of the community can join the effort. McAlister's Deli, 4000 Lemay Ferry Rd., is hosting a fundraiser on May 20 from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. The restaurant will donated 15 percent of its proceeds to the Ali Hayes Fund. Customers must bring in the attached flyer, according to the district's Facebook page. (Just click the image to enlarge!)
St. Louis County Police said Taylor Michael Sanborn was driving a stolen 1999 Chrysler Cirrus and had marijuana in his pocket.
A Mehlville man faces charges that he stole a car in South County and possessed marijuana. Taylor Michael Sanborn, 20, of the 4700 block of Tarlton Drive in Mehlville, was charged May 6 with first-degree tampering with a motor vehicle and possession of up to 35 grams of marijuana. St. Louis County Police said Sanborn was driving a 1999 Chrysler Cirrus on Dec. 9 at Mattis Road and Tarlton Drive. The car had been reported stolen. Police said Sanborn had marijuana in his pocket when he was arrested. Bond has been set at $11,000 for Sanborn. Join Mehlville-Oakville Patch for more community news or join us on Facebook and Twitter. For more crime information on Mehlville-Oakville Patch, see the following articles:
The following is a list of obituaries posted by funeral homes in South County and Jefferson County.
Jay B. Smith Funeral Home (Fenton) Kutis Funeral Home (Affton) * For additional passings, visit Kutis Funeral Home's website. Kutis Funeral Home (South County) * For additional passings, visit Kutis Funeral Home's website. Ziegenhein Funeral Home (South County and South City)
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Sunday, May 19
Veterans are asking St. Louis County Council to allow the cemetery to expand into nearby Sylvan Springs Park. See what your neighbors have to say before weighing in yourself!
A St. Louis County veterans group has asked the St. Louis County Council for its support in the expansion of Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery into nearby Sylvan Springs Park. Read our story: Veterans Group Hoping for Jefferson Barracks Cemetery Expansion The cemetery could run out of room by 2025, and an expanion into the 55-acre park could provide burial space for another 25 to 30 years. Alan Creek, whose parents are both buried at the historic cemetery, says he wants Jefferson Barracks to expand. "JB is noted as one of the best-run national cemeteries," he posted on Mehlville-Oakville Patch's Facebook page. Here are a few of our favorite comments from Patch and from our Facebook: Stephanie Valleroy - Strongly agree. My father, …
The following mug shots were taken from various St. Louis County, St. Charles County and Jefferson County Patch crime reports between May 4 and May 10.
Information for Mugs in the News is provided by the Jefferson County, St. Charles County and St. Louis County law enforcement agencies. Charges are not evidence of guilt. They are a record of police actions taken on a given day, and persons charged with a crime are presumed innocent until proven guilty in court. If you or a family member are charged or cited and the case is subsequently adjudicated, we encourage you to notify the editor. We will verify and report the outcome. Questions about this feature? Email email@example.com. Want to see more mugs that made headlines? Check out our Mugs in the News pages.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Help the MEAAA Senior Center win a $20,000 grant by voting for them on Facebook today!
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Saturday, May 18
The district estimated an annual savings of $130,000 when they approved solar panelling for five buildings.
The Mehlville School District has already been able to reap some savings from solar panels atop five district schools, which were installed in December. At the end of last school year the district’s Board of Education approved a 20-year agreement with StraightUp Solar to install solar panels on the roofs of Beasley Elementary, Hagemann Elementary, Bernard Middle, Oakville High and the Witzel Alternative Academy. The panels are expected to offset roughly $130,000 in annual energy costs. Each system will prevent the consumption of 3.3 million pounds of coal and 6.6 million pounds of Carbon Dioxide emissions over the course of the 20-year lease agreement, according to the district website. During the April 25 Board of Education Meeting Chief …