Saint Louis county and the cities it encompasses is going through a tough time with trash. Despite residents’ concerns that almost 59 city garbage trucks are out of service, representing 75 percent of the total fleet, tax hikes have been maintained. The council has confirmed plans to raise waste management taxes by 1c on the dollar, bringing the yearly spend up to $100.
From a photo taken recently and shared by MRH, it looks like about 72 students in the Maplewood Richmond Heights class of 2022. That’s up from the approximately 63 counted in last year’s class of 2021 photo, also taken at the start of the year.
In 1939, our English teacher was brilliant. He taught us creative writing when we did not know what the term meant. He began with the short story and had us bring our favorite short story to class and read it aloud. I used the Mark Twain/Tom Sawyer tale of “Whitewashing the Board Fence” and the class enjoyed my reading.
Brentwood resident Maureen Wheat was diagnosed with cancer six months ago and is undergoing treatment. She has a Go Fund Me campaign, which she says is her last hope to pay for her treatment. See her campaign here.
Maplewood pet care supply store, Airedale Antics, will donate 25 percent of all sales this weekend to help a former employee cover her health care expenses before she could begin a new planned job. She was found unresponsive in her home.