Sneak peek -- Lindsey Owens

One of the photos Lindsey Owens hands out to prospective employers.

■ The fourth round of grants from the Jefferson Memorial Community Foundation has been announced, with 78 nonprofit agencies receiving $4.8 million for programs and facilities to promote better health in Jefferson County. Checks will be mailed Dec. 1. See Patrick Martin’s Page 1 story and a complete list of the grants.

■ Lindsey Owens, 31, of Barnhart, a single mother of three who describes herself as a “big, healthy, beautiful woman,” is trying to make it as a professional plus-sized model in an industry that up until recently only saw value in tall, skinny women. See Laura Marlow’s Page 1 feature story.

■ Former state Rep. Tim Meadows has joined the Jefferson County Port Authority’s Board of Directors. The Jefferson County Council approved his appointment by County Executive Ken Waller at its Nov. 9 meeting by a 6-0 vote. See Steve Taylor’s story.

■ A public hearing concerning proposed changes to Jefferson County’s development code will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, at the JeffersonCountyAdministrationCenter, 729 Maple St., Hillsboro. The proposal would give more power to the county Planning and Zoning Commission in decision-making, requiring a two-thirds vote of the Jefferson County Council to override a P and Z recommendation. See Steve Taylor’s story.

■ Pevely Mayor Stephanie Haas on Monday night broke a 3-3 tie in favor of holding a hearing to impeach Ward 3 Alderman Dave Bewig. The impeachment articles accuse Bewig of bullying behavior and interference with city business, among other accusations, but he said the officials who want to impeach him are on a “witch hunt.” See Kevin Carbery’s story.

■ Editorial Page editor Patrick Martin takes on the University of Missouri controversy, laying out the so-called grown-ups he says were pulling the strings.

■ This week’s Sports section previews the Jefferson College women’s basketball season. Coach Steve Jarvis says his team is fast, really fast.

*** Don’t forget to buy your tickets to the Dec. 4 Leader Holiday Dinner at Jefferson College. Seats are going fast. Call the Leader at 636-931-7560 to save your spot.

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