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  • Monday, August 19, 2019 10:59 AM | Anonymous

    The GRAND ANNOUNCEMENT!

    Effective 9/1/2019, I will no longer be seeing human patients at the Labadie location. I am moving my human practice to Pacific, MO. I’m excited to announce these changes and look forward to pursuing my dreams within my own office in my hometown!

    Details you need to know:
    Address: 724 W. Osage St., Pacific, MO 63069
    Phone: 636.422.0174

    Expanded hours (though days stay the same) and online scheduling will be available! These will be posted soon!

    I want to thank the Doctors and Staff at Back on Track Chiropractic for the wonderful opportunities I’ve been given while at that office. It’s been a pleasure working with you talented ladies and I appreciate my time with you!

    I’m so grateful for all of my patients and the trust they have in me for their healthcare needs! Keep an eye out for more pictures of the office this weekend!

    - Dr. Melissa


  • Tuesday, August 13, 2019 10:53 AM | Anonymous

    It was so great to see the excitement on the faces of these students from St. Bridget of Kildare school! They cut the ribbon on their new playground yesterday. Congratulations to all!


  • Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:31 AM | Anonymous

    On Thursday, July 11, 2019, the Meramec Valley R-III (MVR-III) School Board finalized the sale of the Community School building. The facility was purchased by Tri-Star Properties at a price of $500,000. Representatives from Tri-Star shared that they will be completing a market study to analyze how to best utilize the property. They further shared that restoring the building for commercial or residential use, and possibly even a combination of the two, are options at the top of the list. Tri-Star has an extensive background in multifamily residential, retail, office, industrial, hospitality, historic, and land development. Tri-Star has expressed a high interest in the Pacific area and the community’s possibilities of growth. Regardless of what is determined to be the best option, Tri-Star is committed to fully restoring the Community School so it can be a staple in the community for many years to come.

    Proceeds from the sale of the Community School will be reinvested into facility needs across the school district. MVR-III is currently conducting a complete analysis of all district facilities to identify both short and long-term maintenance needs. Once complete, the school board plans to allocate funds from the sale toward the most pressing needs. “The Community School has a long, rich history in our town and holds a special place in the hearts of many of our residents. With its age, the cost to the district for restoring this building is unjustifiable given the needs in our other facilities that are utilized by students on a daily basis. We are thrilled that Tri-Star Properties has the resources and willingness to renovate the Community School and we can’t wait to see the finished product. We believe this is a win-win scenario for our community,” stated school superintendent, Dr. John Mulford.

    The Community School most recently housed the MVR-III Early Childhood Program and Special Programs. With the construction and opening of the Doris Hoffman Early Learning Center, students are no longer served at this building. The school district has until the end of December to completely vacate the property.


  • Sunday, June 02, 2019 11:38 AM | Anonymous

    Huge thanks to the “Dream Team” made of The City of Pacific and Pacific Area Chamber of Commerce who helped make a float to represent our community today at the Franklin County Bicentennial Parade in Union. So proud of how this turned out!! Hard work planning and putting it together by Steve Myers, Kim Barfield, Maria Brennan, Rick Presley, Steve Roth and Tiffany Wilson. Thanks to Unnerstall Contracting for letting us use a trailer and being our driver and Bob Forshee of the Ridge Rodders car club for the sweet 1933 Roadster! #pacificproud


  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019 11:44 AM | Anonymous

    Looking for something fun to do in Franklin County this summer? Have you heard about the Kites of Franklin County? Check out the website then stop by the Chamber office to get your first selfie. Our kite is up!! Don't forget to #IFoundaKite and tag @FranklinMO200 in your facebook post.

    Big thanks to RH Sign works for the artwork, and Gullet Welding/Gullets' Hard Art for installing it for us!!

    https://franklinmo200.com/kites/


  • Thursday, February 28, 2019 1:37 PM | Anonymous

    Presented by the Mayor of Pacific to the Board of Aldermen, City of Pacific Feb. 19, 2019 regarding the proposed merger of St. Louis City and St. Louis County under the present "Better Together" statewide ballot initiative.

    After our City Administrator, Steve Roth and I took time to research and learn about how the so called “Better Together” proposal would impact the city of Pacific, I gave this position statement to Mr. Pat Kelly, Executive Director of The St. Louis Municipal League, who attended a Missouri State Senate hearing held on February 19th. We greatly appreciated the opportunity to participate in the process of protecting the City of Pacific and our portion of St. Louis County from what we consider to be an obvious injustice and misrepresentation of the will of the citizens of St. Louis County.

    The Better Together proposal appears to put the City of Pacific in a unique situation. Most of our 7 square mile territory is located within Franklin County, but a significant portion, (approximately 1.7 square miles) is located in St. Louis County. The language of the proposed constitutional amendment would “detach” the St. Louis County portion of Pacific and annex it into the new Metropolitan City. This means that Pacific would be “cut in two” with the property now lying within St. Louis County suddenly subject to decisions made by a jurisdiction some 25 miles away. Our police jurisdiction would suddenly stop at this new “border.” There is a bar / tavern located just across the border line. If there is an incident at that bar, what level of service would we expect from the new Metro City, presumably dispatching officers from a station maybe in Eureka, seven miles away? We would no longer plow snow east of this “border.” Would the new Metro City be equipped to plow this snow quickly and efficiently? Our position on the very edge of this new metropolitan district begs the question of “Just where would we rank on the County’s priority list for snow removal, maintenance and repairs?

    The City of Pacific now owns two properties in St. Louis County that have great historical significance: Jensen Point Park and Red Cedar Inn. Both are Route 66 icons. The City has invested considerable funds into each property and has great plans for their future development. What would it mean that these properties are both now outside the City limits? How would we continue to operate them? The “Better Together” proposal has made our present plans to renovate and repurpose the Red Cedar Inn as a Museum and Visitors Center questionable because of the uncertainty of the future ownership of these facilities.

    Two of our largest industrial and commercial properties are located in St. Louis County. The revenue derived from these operations is significant. The language of the proposal would appear to return some of this revenue to the City, but under what mechanism or by what calculation and for how long? There is vacant land in this area that is prime for development and is within the City’s recently adopted Comprehensive Plan for annexation. The City has made great infrastructure investments to position us for further growth and expansion into St. Louis County. How is it fair that the new Metro City would now stand to realize these benefits, and the City of Pacific would have nothing left to show for the investment of time and money that has already occurred?

    We are very concerned at the blatant lack of concern for our city that has been demonstrated by the leadership of the “Better Together” movement. I have read that organizers of this initiative have been working on their plan for 5 years. During the time they have been drafting this proposal, not once have they reached out to the City of Pacific to ask our opinion or to learn of our objections or concerns.
    Recently, I spoke with someone who said he and his organization is supporting the “Better Together” proposal but when I asked if he heard how it was going to impact Pacific and began to explain what we have learned, he simply said over and over, “Oh? They didn’t say that.” The folks selling this are not telling people the whole story. They are only saying what they think their audience will want to hear.

    Do I believe something needs to be done to help solve the problems of Metro St. Louis? Absolutely! But the solution must not be brought about through the demise of successful communities. I am absolutely opposed to having Missouri voters, who do not live in St. Louis County or St. Louis City, determine what is the best form of local government for the folks who live there. For that reason, I am not in favor of the Better Together proposal. The process of working out solutions for local problems can be accomplished through the establishment of a Board of Freeholders who would meet in public and craft a proposal for voters in the city and county to consider. This would much better than the secretive, misleading campaign the Better Together organizers have put forth. I am also absolutely opposed to the notion that a new form of St. Louis government could simply tell us that they are taking over what this city, or any city has strived for decades to accomplish. This is not the democratic process and I ask the Board of Aldermen to stand by me and Mayors and Board of Aldermen from all corners of our great state in adamantly rejecting the “Better Together” proposal and supporting the Missouri Municipal Leagues efforts to establish a Constitutionally authorized “Board of Freeholders” that will allow the residents of St. Louis City and County to be the voice that determines the best way forward in the formation of any future government that would control St. Louis City and County.

    Sincerely,
    Mayor Steve Myers


  • Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:08 AM | Anonymous

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  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 6:33 AM | Anonymous

    Using the blog gadget, you can add a blog to your Wild Apricot site to provide timely updates and information to your membership.

    By using Recent blog posts, you can display a list of the most recent blog posts, with links to the full posts. The list will include the date of each post and the name of the poster – with the name linking to their profile if available.

    For instructions on inserting, moving, and deleting gadgets, see Gadgets.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 5:36 AM | Anonymous

    You can create as many different blogs as you wish. You can limit access to a blog by placing it on a restricted page. If you make the page public, you can still use the blog gadget settings to control functionality for visitors and members.

    You can read more about setting up blogs on our Blog help page.

    If you are looking on more information on how to use a blog, you can find it here.

  • Wednesday, March 11, 2015 4:37 AM | Anonymous

    This is another sample blog entry. Depending on your readers' access permissions, they can comment on your posts, and reply to comments.

    You can learn more about setting up blog pages on our Blog help page.

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