Have they not heard of the separation of church and state in South County? Starting Aug. 4, outside the Mehlville school district headquarters on Lemay Ferry, Faith Lutheran Church will hold a “week of blessings” at which they’ll “pray over” each of the local public schools, according to ads for the events. . .On a lighter South County note, Mehlville firefighters from District Engine House #6 recently rescued two baby ducklings that had gotten separated from their mom and six siblings while the group was crossing Telegraph Road one evening. The unfortunate duo had fallen through a sewer grate but were re-united with their family without injury. . .”Great Homes & Destinations” in The New York Times: A Richardsonian Romanesque mansion on Portland Place with six bedrooms, six full bathrooms and two half bathrooms – offered at $1.7 million by Steven Lange and Stephanie Oliver. . .Facebook ad revenue in the second quarter up 67 percent and year-over-year – almost $2.7 billion. . .David Gregory may be out of “Meet the Press” as early as November, but he and wife/attorney Beth Wilkinson will remain in D.C. They’ve just inked a contract for a $5.4 million house in the Berkley nabe.