Day: October 23, 2017

AFL-CIO delegates leave conference to stand with Black Lives Matter

ST. LOUIS — This year’s national convention of the AFL-CIO took an interesting turn when delegates left the convention to join activists from Black Lives Matter in protesting. The activists, numbering a couple dozen, stood outside of the America’s Center Convention Complex on Saturday after having been refused entry into the center. They had reportedly been invited to take part in the AFL-CIO’s Diversity and Inclusion Pre-Conference, but the venue’s management denied them entry. Rep. […]

St. Louis native opens Avivah Wax Spa in Clayton

When St. Louis native Marina Claunch moved back home to earn her esthetician’s license, she thought she’d enjoy a job at one of the many spas catering to local clients. Turns out her entrepreneur spirit was a little too strong. After working for two different businesses in St. Louis over the last few years, Claunch has set out to start her own beauty endeavor with the Avivah Wax Spa in Clayton. “I’ve always wanted to […]

Clayton Times Interview: Democratic Challenger Cort VanOstran

As the next election cycle is approaching, Clayton Times has decided to reach out to all primary candidates for the 2nd Congressional District in Missouri. We’ve previously talked with Mark Osmack, Kelli Dunaway, and Bill Haas. At last, we had the opportunity to interview the final Democrat challenger, Cort VanOstran. VanOstran, who lives in Clayton, is a Harvard grad and visiting lecturer at Washington University School of Law. According to his website, Cort also teaches […]

RELEASE: Cards announce coaching changes to major league staff

Jose Oquendo, Willie McGee & Mike Shildt named to new roles  ST. LOUIS, MO, October 23, 2017 – The St. Louis Cardinals announced today the following new roles on their Major League Coaching Staff for 2018: Special Assistant to the General Manager Jose Oquendo has been named Third Base Coach; Special Assistant to the General Manager Willie McGee has been named to the Major League Coaching Staff and Third Base Coach Mike Shildt has been […]

RELEASE: Missouri Department of Conservation Springfield Nature Center plans Halloween event

Public invited to “Return to Oz’ on Oct. 26, 27 to learn about nature. SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Wizard of Oz characters and conservation combine for two nights of Halloween fun on Thursday, Oct. 26 and Friday, Oct. 27 at the Missouri Department of Conservation’s Springfield Conservation Nature Center. Individuals of all ages should plan to join in the fun of the Nature Center’s “Halloween Happening – A Return to Oz.” Each night, the event will […]

This Week in the Governor’s Office: Week of October 16, 2017

By Michael Layer JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – This Week in the Governor’s office has been dominated by Governor Eric Greitens’ trip to the U.K. and Switzerland. While in Europe, he has made several judicial appointments as well as meeting with senate and house leaders about restoring cuts that would take $35 million from elderly and disabled Missourians. On Monday, he officially left for the U.K. and Switzerland less than two weeks after returning from a […]

RELEASE: Edward Jones Reaches $1 Trillion in Assets under Care

ST. LOUIS, Oct. 23, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Financial services firm Edward Jones today announced that it has reached $1 trillion in assets under care (AUC). The milestone cements Edward Jones’ place as one of the largest financial services firms in the United States, a position achieved through 60 years of organic growth, without any buyouts, takeovers or mergers. “This milestone reflects the growth of our firm as we serve new clients, as well as our ability […]