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FESTUS, Mo. (AP) - One of the oldest residents of Missouri has died at age 110.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Ada "Irene" Cooper of Jefferson County died Saturday, according to an obituary from Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus.

The Post-Dispatch wrote a story in 2007 on Ada Cooper and her sister, Hazel Reeder. At the time, Mrs. Cooper was 105 and Ms. Reeder was 102. She died at age 104.

The sisters grew up on a farm in Ste. Genevieve County and attended a one-room schoolhouse.

Mrs. Cooper was married to her husband, Wendell, for 67 years before he died in 1992, at age 100.

Mrs. Cooper's funeral is at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Vinyard Funeral Home.

 

Monday, 06 May 2013 17:32
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A building on the national historic registry now has an expiration date.

If a buyer does not come forward to purchase the building in the next month, it will be torn down. Cupples 7, at 11th and Spruce in downtown St. Louis, has been designated for demolition after engineers said the building is an imminent danger.

Mayor Slay says the only hope for the building is for an angel investor to step forward and renovate it. Cupples 7 was built between 1894 and 1917.

Monday, 06 May 2013 16:41
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Road closures are underway on the Chain of Rocks Bridge.

The daily closures are set to run from 9 AM to 7 PM every weekday for the next two weeks. Today and tomorrow, the westbound right lane will be closed. Then through the end of the week, the westbound left lane will be closed.

The closures will move to the eastbound lanes next week. All work and closures are weather permitting, but IDOT hopes to have the work completed by May 17.

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St. Louis is well-represented on the most recent Fortune 500 list of the largest companies in the country.

Express Scripts got the highest ranking of the nine area companies at number 24. The company jumped 60 spots after acquiring Medco Health Services in the last year. Some of the other companies on the list from the area, Emerson, Monsanto, and Ameren.

The top company in the country this year was Wal-mart. 

Here are the St. Louis companies that made the list:

24. Express Scripts Holding

123. Emerson

206. Monsanto

275. Reinsurance Group of America

303. Centene

315. Peabody Energy

373. Ameren

465. Graybar Electric

491. Jones Financial

 

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