NCI eNews
September 2014

NCI is partnering with the Community News and Gateway Television News Network to recognize North County leaders in their thirties who are making a significant positive impact on our community through their profession and/or community involvement. Those chosen will be recognized at our NCI Salutes 30 Leaders in their Thirties Reception on Friday, Sept. 26, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at Norwood Hills Country Club and featured in the Community News and on GTNN. Great sponsorship packages for this event are still available! Click here for more information.

Valley Industries is hosting their 2nd Annual Golf Outing that will benefit its many program offerings on Monday, September 8th at Spencer T. Olin Golf Course in Alton, IL. Registration begins at 11:30am with a shotgun start at 1pm. For more information call Valley Industries at 314-731-1771 or visit their website at

Black Jack Fire Protection District’s Chief Mike Gantner invites you to attend the ribbon-cutting for their new life support pumpers on Sept. 9 at 4p.m. Click here for more information.
Hazelwood School District is hosting its annual Fall Family Festival on Thursday, September 11th from 5-7:30pm at Hazelwood East High School. The event is open to HSD students, their families, staff and the entire community. The festival includes free dinner, games, face painting, a community resource fair and much more. For more information on the event please click here.

Northwest Healthcare is hosting a 10 Year Anniversary Celebration on Saturday, September 13th from 10am – 2pm at the Northwest Healthcare building on Graham Road. The celebration will include food, games, entertainment, and educational booths and health screenings. For more information on this event please click here.
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is hosting their 2014 “Music Trivia Night” fundraiser on Saturday, September 13th at the JFK Community Center in Florissant. Doors open at 6pm with trivia starting at 7pm. Cost is $160 for a table of 8 and includes beer and soda. For more information on how to register or sponsor the event please click here.
St. Louis County is hosting a “Grandparent Fishing Fun Day” on Saturday, September 13th, from 10am – 2pm at the James O’ Mara Shelter in Spanish Lake Park. The event is free of charge and is open to those 60 and over and their grandchildren. You must register for the event by September 5th. For more information call 314-615-4516 or click here.
City of Ferguson has upcoming Food Truck Mondays on the Walk on Monday, September 15 and Monday, October 20th. Both days the food trucks will be on the plaza from 11am-2pm. For more information visit
Christian Hospital is hosting a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening ceremony on Thursday, September 18th from 3-6pm for their newly renovated and expanded Emergency Department and Imaging Center. For more information on the event please click here.
Pattonville School District is hosting its annual Homecoming celebration on September 19th and 20th. This year’s theme is “A Night on Broadway”. The Football game is Friday, Sept. 19th at 7pm against Webster Groves H.S. The Homecoming Parade will take place on Saturday, Sept. 20th at 10am and will begin at the intersection of Mark Twain Lane and McKelvey running down to the High School. For more information on all the homecoming events click here.
City of Ferguson is hosting a Grand Opening Family Fun Fair at the new Ferguson Community Center on Saturday, September 20th. The event will take place from 10am to 4pm to commemorate the new community center. There will be lots of food, fun and games. For more information click here.
St. Louis Community College is hosting its 3rd Annual “Tee For Tuition” Golf Tournament on September 22 at Tapawingo National Golf Club in Sunset Hills. The event is $175 per golfer and includes greens fees, cart, lunch and dinner. This event supports the St. Louis Community College Scholarship Fund. For more information on how to register please click here.
Beyond Housing is hosting its “Divas For a Cause” event on September 25th at the Sheldon Concert Hall. The event will take place from 5:30-9pm and tickets start at $30 for the concert only and increase from there. Several speakers and recording artists will be in attendance at the event. For more information on the event and on how to RSVP please click here.
City of Ferguson is hosting its annual Ferguson StreetFest on September 26th and 27th at Victorian Plaza. The event takes place from 4pm to 11pm on Friday and noon to 11pm on Saturday. For more information on the event you can go to
Ritenour School District’s Pride and Promise Foundation is hosting its 2nd Annual “Midland Mile” race on September 27. The event starts at 9am and runs from Norman Myers Park in Overland down Midland Blvd. Cost is $20 for adults and $10 and under for kids. For more information on the event and how to register click here.
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Women’s Empowerment Seminar on Wednesday, October 8th from 9am – 1pm at Yacovelli’s Restaurant. For more information click here.
Christian Hospital Foundation is hosting its 6th Annual Legacy Leaders Dinner on Tuesday, October 21st. This event is held to celebrate our community by honoring those that make a difference. For more information on the event:
Federation of Catholic Schools Northeast Deanery in partnership with St. Ferdinand Catholic School is hosting the Race to the Shrine 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, October 25th. For more information on the event and how to take part please click here.
City of Hazelwood announced the winners of its 2014 Blue Ribbon Home Awards Program at a recent city council meeting. The owners of two homes in each ward were selected as winners and received a blue ribbon and plaque. Sponsored by the Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission the awards have been presented since 1986. To see the full release and list of winners please click here.
Hendel’s Market Café’s Pastry Chef, Lia Weber, and her partner Al Watson won the 4th season of TLC’s reality series, Next Great Baker. Lia and Al beat out 10 other teams to take home the grand prize of $100,000 and the chance to work with Buddy Valastro at the new Carlo’s Bakery at The Venetian Casino in Las Vegas. To see the full story on their victory please click here.
Hazelwood School District educator, Chris Holmes, was announced as Missouri’s Teacher of the Year for 2014 by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. Holmes is an English and Journalism teacher at Hazelwood West High School and has been with the district for 8 years. He will now represent Missouri in the National Teacher of the Year competition. To reads the full story click here.
Ritenour School District made great strides on its most recent performance report given by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. DESE’s annual report showed that Ritenour has earned 80.7 percent of the total possible points under MSIP 5. This is more than an 8 percent gain in APR points since last year. To see the full story please click here.
Ritenour School District was selected by Governor Nixon to host a round-table discussion with students on August 26th. The event took place in the school’s new media convergence center, where Nixon was joined by 20 students and Superintendent Dr. Chris Kilbride. They discussed many issues including the current events in Ferguson. Following the discussion the Governor taped an interview with Ritenour’s student run, KRHS 90.1, radio station. To see the full story click here.
University of Missouri – St. Louis alumnus and head track coach at McCluer North High School in the Ferguson–Florissant School District, Sheldon Webster, was recently named Missouri Girls Coach of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. He lead the Star’s Women’s track team to the state title in May.
North County Incorporated is now accepting resumes for a Marketing and Membership Coordinator. The position is a full-time, 40 hours per week, and oversees membership recruitment and retention, social media marketing, and creation of press releases, email correspondence and our monthly eNewsletter. For job description and qualification requirements please click here. If you are interested in applying please send your resume and cover letter to
AT&T is hiring Technicians in the St. Louis area as well as across the state of Missouri. The majority of positions focus on delivering the latest technology like U-verse TV, high speed internet and voice services to customers in the area. For more information on these jobs and for information on how to apply please click here.
City of Berkeley is seeking a qualified applicant for the position of Economic Development Director. This position is responsible for implementing programs that facilitate economic growth and development in the city. To see the full job description and for the full application process click here.
City of Florissant is looking for qualified applicants for a vacancy on its police force. The salary range for the position starts at $45,136. Qualified applicants can check out the job description and a link to the application process by clicking here.
City of Florissant welcomed Archbishop Jordan of Rheims, France to the Old St. Ferdinand Shrine on August 26 for a Benediction Celebration. This year marked the 800th anniversary of the birth of King Louis IX of France, also known as St. Louis and the namesake of our city now celebrating its own 250th anniversary. The archbishop received a tour of the shrine and concluded his visit with a public celebration of Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament.
City of Vinita Park has several job vacancies that they are looking to fill. They are looking for qualified applicants for an Administrative Asst. and a part-time Minimum Housing Inspector. To request a full job description or for more information on how to apply please call the city hall at 314-428-7373.
Christian Hospital is looking for volunteers for evening duty at the main lobby information desk on Monday through Friday from 4-7pm. Candidates must be dependable and able to use a multi-line phone system and help visitors and patients when necessary. If you have any questions or want more details please contact Lee Shields at 314-653-5032.
Christian Hospital’s Child Development Center is enrolling for its early childhood programs. The CDC is state licensed and accredited, and professionally staffed with ongoing programs for children aged 6 weeks to 6 years and includes a full-day kindergarten. Hours are 6 a.m.-6 p.m. For more information, call the CDC at 314-653-5600.
Federation of Catholic Schools Northeast Deanery hosted a night of family fun at the magic house on August 10th. Many families showed up to take part in the event which was an evening filled with hands-on, active fun!
Ferguson-Florissant School District’s “Friends of Ferguson-Florissant Schools” is seeking donations to help out the students and families of the district that have been impacted by recent events. If you are an individual, family, or business interested in helping please click here to find more information on how to help.
Jennings School District staff modeled a peaceful way to support and engage the community by helping to clean up the streets of the Ferguson community following a night of protests. Jennings sent approximately 200 staff members out into the community to help clean things up in the aftermath of the rioting including administrators, teachers and support staff. To read the full release click here.
Hazelwood School District alumnus and former NFL player, Brandon Williams, met with incoming freshman at Hazelwood East High School to provide them with an inspirational message prior to the start of school. Williams graduated from Hazelwood East in 2002 and spent several years in the NFL post-collegiately. To read the full story please click here.
LFCS – Hilltop Child Development Center is now enrolling children from the ages of 2-10 for their school as well as their Head Start program. They are currently offering FREE registration which is a $30 savings. For more information call 314-389-1001 or see the attached flyer. Click here.
Pattonville School District middle schoolers marked the end of their week-long Pattonville Aquatic Robot Camp by testing out their custom-made robots in the swimming pool at Pattonville High School. The 20 students explored different aspects of basic robotics in a watery environment and used devices like soldering irons and rotary drills to create their robots. The camp was offered in partnership with the Challenger Learning Center – St. Louis.
St. Louis County has several job openings available for qualified applicants. Positions available range from Corrections officers and Bailiff’s to Project Manager’s and a Dentist. If you have interest in seeing more information or in applying for any of these positions please click here.
University of Missouri–St. Louis professors and staff have been at the forefront of the discussion revolving around the events that have taken place in the City of Ferguson. UMSL professors Terry Jones and David Klinger have been 2 of those professors that have been quoted in numerous published articles from around the country. You can see a full list of stories with links that include quotes from UMSL staff by clicking here.
University of Missouri – St. Louis’ Public Policy Research Center recently published “Rebound Neigborhoods in Older Industrial Cities: The Case of St. Louis. The turmoil in Ferguson shines new attention on the importance of understanding neighborhood dynamics. This report identifies neighborhoods in the St. Louis area that have bounced back from urban decline. To download a copy of the full report please click here.
Valley Industries has several job openings for adults with developmental disabilities. Strong business demand has continued to create job opportunities for those that are qualified and are looking to join Valley’s dedicated work force. For more information on the qualifications and how to apply click here.
Senator Gina Walsh, D-Bellefontaine Neighbors, highlighted today the Secretary of State’s new online system to ease filing for business owners in Missouri. Previously, only five forms could be filed online; the new system allows almost every form that must be filed with the Secretary of State to be submitted through the website. Click here for more information.
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Citywalk Event Calendar
Blanche Touhill Performing Arts Centers Event Calendar
Hazelwood School District E-Mail Extra
Inside Ritenour Newsletter
Federation of Catholic Schools – Northeast Deanery Newsletter
St. Louis Advocate Public Policy Digest
Normandy Connections July/August
Northwest Chamber of Commerce Upcoming Events
Independent News - August 28th
Christian Hospital Upcoming Events
Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
St. Louis County Direct Newsletter
Ferguson Times August 2014
Maryland Heights Chamber Newsletter
SSM DePaul
SSM Depaul Health Center Calendar
Our Town – July/August
FV News Digest

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