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My favorite Parade entry! So beautiful! Had such a GREAT time with the Arch crew in the parade, but Zeus was the biggest hit of the day of course! Hope you had a wonderful Mardi Gras Weekend!   Now to plan trips to all the best Fish Fry’s in St. Louis! -April Read More »

#CantBeatCassiday – 2/27/2017

Each weekday morning Cassiday puts $83.74 of her own money on the line during Can’t Beat Cassiday.  We will play again Wednesday morning at 7:45! Here are the questions and answers for today! Let us know how you did!                                                                            CAN’T BEAT CASSIDAY (18-3) THE CAST OF AMC’S ‘MAD MEN’ REUNITED AT A BOOK SIGNING. WHAT ST. LOUIS NATIVE PLAYED ... Read More »

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