A local community is receiving a special designation and hosting an event to celebrate.
When one ponders socialist upheaval, Vladimir Lenin may come to mind as a bomb-tossing leader of throngs storming the castles of capitalism, but that would be inaccurate. Lenin’s contributions lay primarily with propaganda and organization. As is the case with many left-leaning zealots, Lenin worked behind the scenes while the troops got bloody. (one source: Black Night, White Snow by Harrison Salisbury)
History buffs and those interested in local culture will want to get to Ste. Genevieve this weekend for the annual “Ecole du Soldat,” or “School of the Soldier.”
The General Federation of Women’s Clubs of Missouri 9th District recently held its Spring Convention Picnic in Ironton. Inclement weather forced the festivities indoors to the fellowship room at the First Baptist Church. The 9th district represents GFWC volunteer organizations from Potosi to Hayti.
Not only was Thursday night the best edition of the “A Night of Soul Searching” to date, it will probably land in my favorite concerts of 2018. This is no shade to any of the artists who participated in my girl Angel’s shows to date – but BB’s was on fire from both sides of the stage thanks to Anthony Hamilton’s background singers stepping out front. I ran into some of my favorite folks up in there. I’d need a whole Partyline to name all of us that miraculously squeezed up into that spot. But I want to public apologize to Tracey McDuffie if at any point my bosom spilled over into your plate of burger and fries! Yes, it was that tight up in there. Life was to be had before the Hamiltones hit the stage. I walked in to my girl Tiffany Elle serving Brandy’s most underrated tune, “Almost Doesn’t Count.” She went from En Vogue to Daniel Caesar letting us have it with that gloriously airy soprano tone of hers. Theresa Payne was slaying in that mid-riff mesh ensemble … do you hear me? She was way more chatty than usual, but I forgave her because the singing in-between the talking was great – and her conversation gave me a chance to focus on how awesome the band was. “The Voice” top 24 finalist Tish Haynes Keys made a surprise appearance was giving Donna Summer realness in a gold blouse and side swept curls. The men of the hour took the stage and while I knew they could sing their faces off, I didn’t know what to expect them to do for a full set. I mean, they have a handful of viral moments and a single – but that’s it outside of backing up Anthony Hamilton. Well I guess they showed me. I was blown away by that trio from start to finish. They were so fire that I got up and followed them out the door like I was the fourth Hamiltone – I wish I could tell you I’m lying, but I can’t. As awesome as the show was, can somebody tell your cousin that the venue was too small for her to whoop and holler like she was watching “Beychella.” Anyway – they came on that stage and did their boss Anthony Hamilton proud. They had me at Jodeci and kept me with that extended remix and glorious “Sexual Healing” grand finale that turned into a crowd participation choir – which came through with a three-part harmony and reminded me that Angel’s audience is made up of mostly the music scene.
KANSAS CITY — For anyone who has ever thought about volunteering at a historic site, an informational meeting will be held at Shoal Creek Living History Museum, 7000 NE Barry Road, Kansas City. The meeting starts at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 6.
Solving the region's housing problems will take more than one solution from more than one community partner, according to a new report, Segregation in St. Louis: Dismantling the Divide, released Wednesday.
Earlier this week, it was rumored that Kanye West would be parting ways with his new manager, Scooter Braun, just weeks after he parted with longtime manager Izvor “Izzy” Zivkovic. The rapper took to Twitter to confirm the rumors.
MARYVILLE, Mo. Faith Boult Coniglio, loving wife and mother, recently of Maryville, died April 15, 2018.
Beverly S. Allen
ROUND ROCK, Texas Rowena Evonne Yount was born May 19, 1951, near Craig, Missouri, to Woodrow and Lelah (Miller) Yount.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. William Raymond Young, 68, Kansas City, passed away Wednesday, April 18, 2018.
CLARKSDALE, Mo. Norma Jean Edwards Ault passed away peacefully on April 23, 2018, at the age of 89 years, leaving a legacy of love and kindness reflected in her life and through her many talents.
Montrose, Iowa Lena Joanne Zinn Blessing, 82, formerly of Bethany, Missouri, died Monday, April 23, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospital, Iowa City, Iowa.
FALLS CITY, Neb. Janice Kirkendall, 73, of Falls City, passed away April 24, 2018.
Betty F. McQueen
Robert J. Barger Sr., 73, St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at his home surrounded by his family.
Dennis W. Constant, 39, St. Joseph, passed away Monday, April 23, 2018.
FILLMORE, Mo. Brenda Faye Rasnic, 63, Fillmore, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Mosaic Life Care, surrounded by her loving family.
CARL JUNCTION, Mo. Ritzy Rene Stokesberry, age 81, Carl Junction, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at Mercy Hospital, Joplin, Missouri.
Hope Eleanor Gaskill Gray Caton, 100, of St. Joseph, passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at her residence.
Sondra M. Haeffele
Large school schools - 4/251. Nerinx Hall (15-1) was idle.2. Summit (9-2) vs. Eureka (11-4) at Summit, 7:30 p.m Thursday.3. St. Joseph's (12-3) at Edwardsville (9-3) , 6:30 p.m Today.4. Eureka (11-4) vs. Summit (9-2) at Summit, 7:30 p.m Thursday.5. Holt (14-2) was idle.6. Pattonville (13-2) vs. Mehlville (4-9) , 6 p.m Thursday.7. Edwardsville (9-3) vs. St. Joseph's (12-3) , 6:30 p.m Today.8. Lafayette (8-3) was idle.9. Belleville West (10-3) was idle.10. Parkway West (9-2) at Fort Zumwalt East (7-8) , 6 p.m Thursday.
Large school schools - 4/251. Vianney (24-1) at SLUH (9-4) , 7:10 p.m Thursday.2. O'Fallon (21-1) at Alton (8-10) , 4:30 p.m Today.3. Holt (17-2) at Fort Zumwalt East (3-13) , 4:15 p.m Today.4. Mascoutah (17-1) vs. Waterloo (8-6) , 4:15 p.m Today.5. Eureka (15-1) at Oakville (9-10) , 4:15 p.m Thursday.6. Kirkwood (10-2) def. Webster Groves (7-11), 9-8 Today.7. Edwardsville (14-7) at Granite City (9-11) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.8. Timberland (14-4) lost to Troy Buchanan (12-7), 12-2 Today.9. Belleville East (14-6) def. Belleville West (6-13), 11-9 Today.10. Collinsville (13-6) at Belleville East (14-6) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.
Large school schools - 4/251. Edwardsville (10-3) at Columbia (18-0) , 4:30 p.m Today.2. Belleville East (15-4) vs. Collinsville (16-7) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.3. Collinsville (16-7) at Belleville East (15-4) , 4:30 p.m Thursday.4. Mascoutah (12-5) at Waterloo (5-10) , 4:15 p.m Today.5. Triad (7-3) at Civic Memorial (6-7) , 4:15 p.m Today.
Large school schools - 4/251. SLUH (18-0) at St. Mary's (18-2) , 6 p.m Tuesday.2. Vianney (12-1) vs. De Smet (12-7) , 6 p.m Today.3. O'Fallon (12-2) vs. Marist (0-0) , 6 p.m Thursday.4. Eureka (13-3) at Oakville (8-8) , 5:45 p.m Thursday.5. Lafayette (20-2) at Northwest Cedar Hill (6-8) , 5:30 p.m Thursday.
Hull Ownership Group of Augusta, Ga., is the developer and officials see the firm's expertise in revitalizing shopping malls as reason for optimism.