NCI eNews
MARCH 2015




SSM DePaul

Welcome to NCI's Newest Member:

Ricky Hopkins, Sr.
A List Realtors LLC

Phone: 314-869-5923


North County Incorporated invites civic, business, community leaders and residents to celebrate our 38 years of service to the North County community at our Annual Breakfast on Friday, May 29th, 2015 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport at 7:30 am. Individual seats are available for purchase at the NCI office. The cost for an individual ticket is $45.00. Breakfast sponsorship and table sponsorship packages are also available. MORE INFO

Please consider nominating someone today for one of NCI's annual recognition awards. NOMINATION FORM


NCI proudly sponsors the 8th Annual Mayors' Shamrock Ball benefiting Valley Industries Sheltered Workshop on Saturday, March , 2015 at Garden Villas North in Black Jack, Missouri. Sponsorships are available. MORE INFO

NCI is a proud sponsor of the City of Ferguson's annual 2015 Ferguson Twilight Run on Saturday, May 16 in the. We ask for your support in joining Ferguson as we train to cross the finish line together and inspire one another to live more healthy, active, respectful and trusting lifestyles. PRESS RELEASE : MORE INFO

The Maryland Height Chamber of Commerce will hold its 3rd annual Trivia Night on Friday, March 6 at the Moolah Shriner's Temple. The theme this year is decades with questions from the 50's to current day. Call (314) 576-6603 to register or members CLICK HERE.

The Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center presents the Arianna String Quartet: Contemporary Beethoven on Friday, March 6 at 8:00pm. MORE INFO
Florissant Old Town Partners will hold their annual Pancake Breakfast on March 8 at the Old Town Wedding Chapel. Bring your family, your friends and your neighbors. Pay at the door: Adults $6.00 ea. – Children $3.00 ea. (includes, coffee, juice, pancakes and sausage) MORE INFO

The City of Florissant Police Department is holding their 9th Annual Law Enforcement Exploring Trivia Night. The event will be held on Saturday, March 14 at 6:30 PM at the JFK Center. REGISTRATION & SPONSORSHIP FORM
St. Louis Outlet Mall invites kids to meet SpongeBob SquarePants on Saturday, March 14 rom 10:00am-noon and 2:00-4:00pm. SpongeBob will be available to pose with kids and families for photos. MORE INFO

The City of Ferguson Couch to 5K (C25K) program begins March 16 and goes for six weeks. This program is designed to train people who are new or returning to running to cross the finish line of the Ferguson Twilight Run. People of all ages and fitness levels are invited to participate, and all you need are a pair of running shoes and the determination to get off the couch. Email Coach Shelton at to register and receive additional information. The C25K program is free, and participation is open to everyone.
The City of Florissant is inviting resident families to join the Easter Bunny and his friends for a light snack, drink, fun activities and an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 21 at the James J Eagan Center. Tickets are $1 or 1 canned food item per ticket and may be obtained at the James J Eagan and John F Kennedy Community Centers. MORE INFO

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with the City of Florissant for their 27th Annual Business Showcase & Taste of North County on Saturday, March 21 at the James J. Eagan Center from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. MORE INFO
The St. Louis Crisis Nursery Razzle Dazzle Ball will be held on March 28 at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet. This elegant evening features cocktails, dinner and dancing during which we present the H.U.G.S. & K.I.S.S.E.S. Award and Distinguished Corporate Citizen Award, to individuals, groups, organizations and corporations which strive to improve the quality of life for children. MORE INFO

St. Louis Community College – Florissant Valley would like to invite you to attend their Career and Networking Fair on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 in the Student Center Multipurpose Room from 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. MORE INFO

Trinity Catholic High School will be holding a Spring Trivia Night on Saturday, April 18 beginning at 7:00pm. Cost for tables of eight is $120. Prizes will be awarded. EVENT FLYER
Christian Hospital Auxiliary will be holding a Trivia Challenge event on Saturday, April 25 in the Christian Hospital Atrium. Doors open at 6:00pm and Trivia begins at 7:00pm. REGISTRATION FORM
The City of Ferguson has announced that the postponed 2014 StreetFest has been rescheduled as the Ferguson SpringFest and will be held on May 9 along with the opening of the 2015 Ferguson Farmers' Market. There will be farmers, vendors, registration for the Ferguson Twilight Run, entertainment, beer, bar relays & bands! Get excited and get involved. MORE INFO

The St. Louis County Police Department will be holding their twenty third annual St. Louis County Police Golf Tournament on Monday, May 18. The golf tournament honors the memories of St. Louis County police officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice. MORE INFO : DONATION FORM : 9 HOLE REGISTRATION : 18 HOLE REGISTRATION


The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors has announced that Chief of Police Robert S. Pruett has submitted his letter of retirement. Chief Pruett begain his law enforcement career 50 years ago with the St. Louis Police Department in 1964 and has served at the Chief of Police in Bellefontaine Neighbors since 2001. We congratulate Chief Pruett on his well-deserved retirement and thank him for his service to our community. PRESS RELEASE

NCI members City of Ferguson's Ferguson Youth Initiative, North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony & Justice, and the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership (for the Small Business Relief Program) are all being recognized at the 18th Annual What's Right with the Region celebration presented by Focus St. Louis on May 7 at the Sheldon Concert Hall. MORE INFO

Ferguson Florissant School District students Ricky Smith and Dystinee Nichols, juniors at the Mark Twain Student Support Center, have been accepted to participate in the Roy Clay Sr. Web Development and Entrepreneurship Workshop, a six-week development series sponsored by Hands Up United which provides computer programming and web development training to empower participants to become entrepreneurs and help them launch their tech careers by using what they learn to assist small businesses and movements in the Ferguson area establish a digital presence.

Ferguson Florissant School District congratulates sixth grader Estephanie Estrada from Holman Elementary School for winning the district's 2015 Spelling Bee Championship. Estrada competed against students in fourth through eighth grade and will compete in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch Spelling Bee to be held in the spring. Students prepared for the districtwide Bee by participating in building and grade level competitions.

Pictured is Mayor Thomas P. Schneider as he addresses the audience at the MO Regional Poetry Out Loud Contest
The City of Florissant celebrated the oral tradition of reciting poetry in February by hosting the St. Louis County Missouri Regional Championships of Poetry Out Loud, a national poetry recitation contest supported in all 50 states by the National Endowment for the Arts and the Poetry Foundation. MORE INFO
City of Florissant Police Department Officer Andy Haarman recently received the William H. Spurgeon Award from the Greater St. Louis Area Council Boy Scouts of America for his service
Hazelwood School District's Cold Water Elementary has been named a State School of Character by, a national advocate and leader for the character education movement and Character Plus.
Hazelwood School District's Hazelwood East Middle School Principal, Dr. Gary Jansen, has been honored by the Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals (MASSP) as the 2015 Middle School Principal of the year. PRESS RELEASE
Lutheran High School North junior Taelor Morris-Devrouax received a Distinguished Achievement Award for Excellence in Science from UMSL. The award recognizes the most outstanding junior level science students enrolled in greater St. Louis area high schools.
Three Lutheran High School North Crusader football players signed Letters of Intent on National Signing Day, Feb. 4. Carl Thomas committed to Georgetown University, DeMarcus Dotson will attend Lindenwood University, and Jeremy Bowen signed for Millikin.
Marygrove has been named an official charity of the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend. You can help by participating in any of the events during the 2015 GO! St. Louis Marathon & Family Fitness Weekend on April 11 & 12 (5K, Half Marathon, Full Marathon or Marathon Relay) or by donating to their campaign or sponsoring any of their runners. FLYER : DONATION PAGE
Three Pattonville School District students have been named National Merit Finalists. Pattonville High School seniors Grant Matthews, Arael Rauls and Delaney Rybarczyk are among approximately 15,000 students nationwide to be named finalists from an initial pool of 1.4 million juniors.
Ritenour High School senior Bruce Smith signed a letter of intent to play football for Southwest Baptist University. MORE INFO
Ritenour High School students enrolled in radio, TV news, video production and print journalism courses are getting real-life journalism experiences. On Feb. 25, the KRHS Media Team covered the second segment of the Student Summit on Race. Hosted at Ritenour High School, approximately 160 student leaders from 20 area high schools offered solutions to racial divides in their schools and communities.
Saint Louis Crisis Nursery was recently awarded a $15,000 grant from The Saigh Foundation to support its Stopping Overwhelming Stress (SOS) for Kids program, which provides care for children whose families are enduring extreme difficulties which may put their children at imminent risk for neglect and abuse. PRESS RELEASE
Two University of Missouri-St. Louis alumni, Santiago Beltran (MBA 2011) and Bryon Crump (MBA 2002), have been named to the St. Louis Business Journal's 2015 40 Under 40 class. The annual list recognizes individuals in the St. Louis community who have made an impact in the business world before reaching the age of 40. READ ARTICLE
The Ferguson-Florissant School District Board of Education has announced the appointment of Dr. Joseph Davis as superintendent, effective July 1. Davis’ appointment concludes a thorough and deliberative search conducted by the Ferguson-Florissant Board of Education with assistance from national executive search firm PROACT Search. MORE INFO
The City of Ferguson is seeking applicants for the position of Code Enforcement Officer as well as a Municipal Services Manager/Streets Superintendent. CLICK HERE for more information about these as well as other employment opportunities in Ferguson.
The City of Florissant welcomes Ironworkers Local 396 and Wallis Oil who are beginning steel construction on an innovative Brite Worx Car Wash which is scheduled to open later this year in Florissant on Lindbergh Blvd. near the intersection of Lindbergh and Charbonier Street. This $4 million project that will be the first of its kind in Missouri. PRESS RELEASE

The City of Jennings is accepting applications for the position of Code Enforcement Officer. The successful candidate should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in municipal code enforcement or a combination of education and experience that provides equivalent knowledge, skills and experience. The Code Enforcement Officer will be mainly responsible for enforcing the City of Jennings public nuisance and property maintenance codes and ordinances under the supervision of the Deputy Building Commissioner. MORE INFO

Pattonville School District welcomed the Missouri Commissioner of Education Dr. Margie Vandeven when she toured Pattonville High School in February. The state's top education official visited with some of Pattonville's business partners who are integral to the high school's STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). PRESS RELEASE
The St. Louis Community College offers a wide selection of Nursing and Allied Health Continuing Education courses and workshops as well as Professional Development classes to meet the demands of your job. CLICK HERE for the Spring 2015 Nursing and Allied Health Continuing Education brochure. CLICK HERE for the Spring 2015 Continuing Education Catalog.
The University of Missouri-St. Louis has featured alumnus Aleshia Patterson in the UMSL Daily online publication. Patterson is a youth programs coordinator at Pagedale Family Support Center, one of the local organizations that will benefit from service-driven events during UMSL Homecoming 2015. READ ARTICLE


Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Centers Event Calendar
Christian Hospital Upcoming Events
Community News
Ferguson Twilight Run News - February 2015
Ferguson Times February 2015
FloValley News - February 25, 2015
Maryland Heights Chamber E-Newsletter - February 2015
Our Town - January/February 2015
Pattonville School District - Pattonville @ Work
Ritenour School District News
Riverview Gardens School District News
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SSM Depaul Health Center Calendar
St. Louis Crisis Nursery Upcoming Events
St. Louis Regional Chamber Event Calendar
Trinity Catholic High School Newsletter - February 2015
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