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Hot Weather Prompts Cancellation Of Clydesdales In Des Peres

A visit by The Budweiser Clydesdale Hitch and Wagon, scheduled to make June 29 appearances at the Schnucks Des Peres and The Village Bar and Restaurant, also in Des Peres, has been postponed indefinitely due to extreme hot weather.

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Recent Features From The Times & Word Newspapers

Addiction Is Real

A Diet Coke can concealing drugs. A stapler holding prescription pills. A flask disguised as a bottle of lotion. A watch that keeps time, but is also a grinder for marijuana. A slit cut in the sole of a flip flop where an illegal narcotic now hides.

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Keepers Of The Gate

Quality Sandblasting of Valley Park has partnered with David Gullet of Gullet Welding in Pacific to restore the Old Arsenal Gates at Jefferson Barracks County Park.

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Central West End Farm

One man's vision for what was once a vacant lot tucked away in the Central West End has not only grown beyond his wildest dreams, but now yields thousands of pounds of fresh produce to feed hundreds of families in St. Louis.

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More Community News

Expect I-44 Lane Closures By End Of September

Starting the last week of September, Missouri Department of Transportation managers plan an around-the-clock closure of one westbound lane on Interstate 44 to reconstruct the Meramec River Bridges along the highway, just west of Interstate 270.

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Threatening Call Prompts Lockdown At Webster Groves Schools

A threatening call to the Webster Groves Police Department prompted lockdowns at four schools in the Webster Groves School District on Friday morning, Sept. 21.

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Police Release Description Of Glendale Home Invasion Suspect

The St. Louis County Police Department has issued a description of a suspect in a mid-day, Sept. 12 home invasion in Glendale that left a homeowner shaken and with minor injuries.

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Community Spotlight

Pershing Elementary In University City Celebrates Its Namesake

On Thursday, Sept. 13, the 400 students of Pershing Elementary School in University City celebrated the birthday of Gen. John J. Pershing.

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In Defense Of Helen Keller

Speaking on behalf of at least HALF of the nation's third through fifth graders, I will today address what is arguably one of the most egregious educational injustices since the elimination of teeter-totters from the nation's school playgrounds.

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I Fell Into A Nike Ring Of Fire

Paris may not be burning, but plenty of Nike athletic shoes are ablaze on the internet. Angry people are filling their shoes with gasoline and posting their Nike Molotov Cocktails to the web.

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Susan Zimmerman lives in an old farmhouse alongside the train tracks that pass through Kirkwood. When she's not at her day job, you'll find her shaping clay on her dining room table, operating the kiln in her basement, or putting the finishing touches on her porcelain ware in her backyard fire pit.

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Local Election Coverage

Letters Endorsing Candidates Online

With a primary election on Aug. 7 and a general election on Nov. 6, the Webster-Kirkwood Times anticipates more candidate endorsement letters than can be published in the print edition.

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Times Sports

Tough Loss In "Alaina" Tribute Game

Though the senior-dominated Webster Groves High School girls volleyball team lost a 25-18, 26-24 decision to Mehlville on Sept. 18, coach Jeff Ridgway found a few positives from the tough loss.

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High School Sports Roundup

St. John Vianney has proved through the first part of the boys soccer season that it will be a force for the remainder of the year, including next week's 64th annual CYC/Bob Guelker Tournament at the Soccer Park in Fenton that runs from Sept. 24-29.

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Upcoming Games

Kirkwood Upcoming Football - Sept. 21 at Pattonville, 7 p.m. Softball - Sept. 24 vs. Rockwood Summit, 4:30, at HOME Girls Field Hockey - Sept.

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