First Oakville Democrat Organization Scholarship Winners

On Wednesday, May 22, 2019 the First Oakville Democrat Organization Scholarship program awarded two winners, Meredith Bayer and Madison Hassler both of Oakville. 

Seniors from Oakville High School were invited to participate in the scholarship program. Entrants were asked to provide details of grade averages, coursework and intended course of study, colleges applied to/accepted at and other activities such as clubs, community involvement, and extracurricular activities.

left to right: Bob Ford; Denise, Tim, and Meredith Bayer; Madison and Peggy Hassler; Joan Barry
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Analysis of the Better Together plan to merge St. Louis County with St. Louis City

We were privileged to have Terrence Jones, Professor Emeritus of Political Science from UMSL as our guest to discuss the city-county merger plan from Better Together.  Professor Jones produced a four-page analysis of the plan which was available to meeting attendees.  Here is a link to the analysis.

The proposal is bi-partisan and calls for the most sweeping re-organization of local government in the United States.  The professor noted several concerns with the plan, among them…

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