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A Safe Place fashion show

SOUTH ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – This weekend you have a chance to check out some new fashions and help a good cause at the same time.

Brenda Smelser and Barb Tenholder talked with April Simpson about the 9th Annual Fashion Show to benefit A Safe Place Domestic Violence Shelter.

9th Annual Fashion Show
Sunday, April 6
12:30-3:30pm
Holiday Inn in South County Center

Find out more: comtrea.org

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MidWest BatFest at World Bird Sanctuary

VALLEY PARK, MO (KTVI) – Tim Ezell is learning more about bats. Walt Crawford brought two of the bats that you can visit at the World Bird Sanctuary.

You can learn much more about bats this weekend at the MidWest BatFest while you explore bats in Missouri and what you can do to help them survive.

There will be kids’ activities, cave tours, bat mist-netting demonstrations and more.

This event presented in partnership with Missouri Department of Conservation, Missouri State Parks, Missouri Bat Census, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the US Forest Service.

MidWest BatFest 2014
April 4-6

12:00pm-4:00pm
World Bird Sanctuary

Admission and parking is FREE. No reservations required.

Find out more: http://www.worldbirdsanctuary.org/

Six Flags ready to open on Saturday

EUREKA — (KTVI) – You’ll see a lot of green at Opening Day at Six Flags on Saturday.  That’s because guest wearing green will pay $20.14 to get in!

The staff is making final preps for Saturday’s celebration.  FOX 2′s Kim Hudson got a preview with some special guests, including one “green guy”  The Incredible Hulk Lou Ferrigno.

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Cor Jesu launches capital improvements campaign with 2 $1M gifts

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – Wednesday, Cor Jesu Academy announced the school had received two of largest gifts ever in the schools 58-year history. The gifts totaling $2 million dollars, of one million each, will be combined with 175 other donations to fund capital improvements on the campus of the all-girls Catholic high school in south St. Louis County.

The improvements are part of the “One Heart, On Spirit, One Vision” campaign to build a new gymnasium, student commons, chapel, road access and parking spaces on the campus. The new chapel envisioned will expand the current chapel seating from 50 to 200 seats.

Other priorities include safety enhancements and increasing the schools endowment to help future students with tuition and financial aid.

Cor Jesu Academy service students from 61 zip codes from the St. Louis area.

For more information on Cor Jesu Academy, head to: www.corjesu.org.

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Vianney to install artificial turf at stadium

Vianney to install artificial turf at stadium

ST. LOUIS COUNTY (KTVI) – St. John Vianney High School is poised to install an artificial turf at its stadium, resurface the track and complete other stadium improvements. The work will start in May and is slated to be completed by August.

In recent years, the school has invested over $7 million into improvements for the school and staff, that included a new wing to the school, leadership center, technology center and capital improvements to schools maintenance systems.

Laclede Gas extends cold weather rule through April

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) – Laclede Gas is extending the cold weather rule through April to allow eligible customers who have fallen behind on their gas bills from this year’s cold winter to continue service, restore service, and arrange a payment plan.

Normally the cold weather rule is only in effect from November to March, but rule is being extended voluntarily by Laclede Gas.

If you have any questions or need to set-up a payment plan, call 314-621-6960 in St. Louis or 1-800-887-4173 elsewhere.

Ameren Missouri customers bills may go up

(KTVI) – Your Ameren Missouri bills could get a little more expensive, according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The report says the fuel adjustment charge on your bill may be about 66-cents more this coming June.

The cold winter boosted electric demand and fuel costs beyond seasonal norms, and that has Ameren Missouri saying it needs $57 million dollars more from customers to make up the difference.

The change still must be approved by Missouri Public Service Commission.