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Members of the Truman Elementary School Care Team make their presence felt among fellow students with creative community service projects.

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Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) commissioners say the city should take advantage of the current interest in developing subdivisions in the city to increase rooftops, which they say is what drives retail development — the city’s greatest need.

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A Pacific girl who found her niche in community service at age 11 was named Junior Teen Miss Pacific Missouri in the National American Miss pageant in Anaheim, Calif., this past June at age 14.

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Former Alderman and Public Works Commissioner Ed Gass wants the city to take another look at who will provide water for a proposed subdivision on Old Gray Summit Road.

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Without knowing that the Pacific Planning and Zoning (P&Z) Commission wanted the city to petition MoDOT and St. Louis County on behalf of residents, aldermen voted 5-0 to grant preliminary approval for a utility construction company to build an office complex at Highway 66 and Hill View …

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Franklin County Presiding Commissioner John Griesheimer has appointed Pacific Alderman Carol Johnson to the East-West Gateway Council of Governments (EWGW) board of directors.

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A Pacific resident is questioning the makeup of the Agape House board of directors, which includes a number of people who work for the Meramec Valley R-III School District.

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The Pacific Eagles breakfast-crew members have been honing their skills for more than two decades at creating a big monthly feed the first Sunday of the month from October to April.

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The historical and genealogical society is now functioning as a city of Pacific committee in charge of memorabilia and family history archives.

Tom Emery, freelance writer and history teacher who has written numerous books on the Civil War and the history of his hometown of Carlinville, Ill., has turned his attention to the love lives of the nation’s presidents.

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Volunteers at the Agape Help House food pantry and resale shop walked out Monday, Jan. 29, after learning a person they considered vital to the operation could no longer work there.

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After working on organization for the past year, the Missouri Main Street Connection (MMSC) team is ready to put strategies that will impact downtown economy into play, according to Stephen Flannery III, Pacific Partnership president.

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From curriculum and teacher training to buildings, budgets, cafeterias and transportation, the Meramec Valley R-III School District will start the 2018-19 school year in August with a new administrative team.

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A request for a conditional use permit (CUP) to open a gun and ammo store on St. Louis Street triggered a discussion on the role of the Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z).

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Incumbent Pacific Board of Alderman Mike Pigg, who has served five terms as a Ward 3 alderman, withdrew his name Jan. 22 from the April municipal election ballot.

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The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) voted this week to recommend approval of two measures that would allow a company with 300 employees to locate its headquarters at Highway 66 and Hill View Drive.

Boy Scouts from Troop 443, Villa Ridge, braved overnight temperatures near zero degrees to complete their annual outdoor adventure on the Taum Sauk trail section of the Ozark Trail in January.

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The combination of women and purses have created an economic powerhouse for the Franklin County Area United Way with its annual Power of the Purse events.

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Nike Elementary School learned last week that it has qualified for the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Gold Star program.

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How to dispose of a 2-acre, 20-foot-high pile of wood waste at the city sewage lagoon calls for more study, according to Mayor Jeff Palmore.

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Turnout on Jan. 16 — the final day of filing for the April 3 municipal election — created races in five of the seven open municipal seats.

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Litigants agreed to a mediated settlement in the lawsuit involving ownership of cemetery records but Pacific Mayor Jeff Palmore said the issue is far from settled.

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Helping students achieve success in class work, prepare for college and develop strong social skills are the goals of school counselors, according to the program evaluation presented to school board members Jan. 17.

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A pair of brothers who entered the used auto sales business seven years ago when the housing slump ate into their dump truck hauling service have restored a flood-damaged structure in downtown Pacific. 

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The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission (P&Z) Jan. 9 took a step toward adding one leg to a proposed riverfront hiking and biking trail at Pacific.

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The Pacific Planning and Zoning Commission got its first look at the first major subdivision proposed for the city since the housing slump of 2007.