Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Briefs

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MISSOURI

SCOUTING FOR FOOD

Canned Good Collection Set For Saturday About 35,000 Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts will canvass homes across the region Saturday to pick up donated food in the annual Scouting for Food drive, the largest one-day effort of its kind in the country. Scouts dropped off about 1 million donor bags at residences last Saturday. The St. Louis Area Boy Scout Council hopes to better the 1.7 million cans collected last year. High-protein items - such as canned meats, soups, stews and chili - are especially needed, as are canned vegetables and fruits. Dried foods are acceptable, but not frozen food or those in glass containers. Donor bags should be placed outside the front door for pickup. Residents who will be out of town Saturday or who did not get donor bags can drop off food at any Boatmen's Bank or at one of the eight Group Health Plan centers sponsoring the drive. The centers are at 2132 Tenbrook Road, Arnold; 1795 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield; 11642 West Florissant Avenue, Florissant; 3309 South Kingshighway; 3415 Bridgeland Drive, Bridgeton; 3317 Salem Plaza, Fairview Heights; 335 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, St. Peters; and 3844 South Lindbergh Boulevard, Sunset Hills. CITY HALL Bosley Hires Press-Relations Consultant Mayor Freeman Bosley Jr. has hired a political consultant as his newest aide to handle relations with the press. Bosley created the position of communications specialist for Steven B. Engelhardt, who was a key behind-the-scenes player in helping Darlene Green win the special election on Aug. 6 for comptroller. The job will pay about $58,000 a year. Bosley said he tapped Engelhardt after a week of negative stories about missing money from Midnite Basketball and construction contracts at Lambert Field. Engelhardt worked for Green's campaign as her political consultant under contract with Media Magic, based in St. …

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