Welcome to Monday and another week full of activity in Creve Coeur and on Creve Coeur Patch.
Today's the last day to get your taxes in on time, but don't expect to show at the at 11 p.m. to get a postmark.
Valerie Hughes, a spokesperson for the U.S. Postal Service in St. Louis, said because of the decrease in the number of paper returns, all St. Louis-area post offices would maintain regular business hours April 18. The only exception is the main post office at 1720 Market St., which will have workers stationed on the street picking up the returns so people don’t have to get out of their cars.
“We haven’t had extended hours at our local post offices the last couple of years because fewer people are mailing their returns, and the postal service is facing financial difficulties,” she said.
Michael Devine, an IRS spokesman for Missouri and Kansas, said that as of April 1, 90 percent of all returns filed in Missouri have been e-filed.
“E-filing is the best way to file, and it’s the most accurate,” he said. “You won’t miss a credit if you e-file, and if you use direct deposit, you’ll get your refund in 10 days or less.”
Monday, you'll want to check out coverage from two weekend events, one celebrating Arbor Day, and the other a good old-fashined Easter Egg Hunt at De Smet High School.
Tuesday, we'll have an interview with Mayor Harold Dielmann, who is easing his way back into public events following heart surgery earlier this year. He's due back in attendance at city council next Monday.
This week's Whiz Kid nominee gets revealed Wednesday. Send us your suggestions to Gregg.Palermo@patch.com.
Friday is the day where we reserve some time for Moms to talk about important parenting issues facing them. Again, Gregg.Palermo@patch.com is the place to send your ideas for our Moms Council to discuss.