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Daily Dose: Flag Waving and a Little Shop of Horrors

Here's what you need to know today.

Good morning Fenton and High Ridge!

Flag Waving:  It was on this date in 1945 that the 28th Regiment of the Fifth Division of the U.S. Marines succeeded in a mission to neutralize the defenses and scale the heavily fortified Mount Surabachi. The volcanic peak, at the southern tip of the Japanese island of Iwo Jima, was one of the first objectives of the Marines’ invasion of the small, strategic island, 750 miles south of Tokyo. Victory was triumphant as the famous photograph by Joe Rosenthal of the Marines raising the American flag portrayed.

Navy Secretary Forrestal was standing on the beachhead below. When he saw Old Glory waving in the breeze, he reportedly told Lt. General Holland M. Smith, “The raising of that flag on Surabachi means a Marine Corps for the next 500 years.”

World Domination. Oh The Horrors!:The Lindbergh High School Players will present "Little Shop of Horrors" tonight, Friday and Saturday at the high school. Tickets for the 7 p.m. shows Thursday and Friday and the 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. shows Saturday are $7. You can reserve tickets by emailing  lhstheatertickets@lindberghschools.ws. Tickets will also be on sale at the door during all four shows.

In “Little Shop of Horrors,” a down-and-out skid row floral assistant becomes an overnight sensation when he discovers an exotic plant that happens to have a mysterious craving for fresh blood. Seymour must feed the monstrous appetite of Audrey II, who is ultimately revealed to be an alien creature seeking global domination!

Snap Happy:  The Teen Photo Club convenes at 4 p.m. today at the Jefferson County Library, Northwest Branch to share pictures club members already have taken or to take pictures on a theme that has already been provided. Participants, 12 years old and up, are asked to bring their own cameras.

Career Guidance:  Jefferson County 9th and tenth graders will be on a quest today at Jefferson College, 1000 Viking Drive, Hillsboro to make educated decisions about future career choices and classes to take in high school. The students will visit with representatives from dozens of local companies and businesses at the Jefferson County Career Expo. 

Another Fine Day: Spring-like weather is promised by the National Weather Service today with sunny skies and temperatures in the mid-60s.

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