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Archive for September 2017

Will a bee suit protect me from radiation?

By Dr. Charles J. Pearson “Will a bee suit protect against radiation poisoning?” “How does a nuclear bomb actually work?” “What happens if we all die?”  These were the questions on the minds of seventh and eighth grade students after their third day of school this year. The third day of school – amid teaching…

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Children’s museum in the works

United Services for Children raising funds to build family destination on donated land in Lake Saint Louis By Brett Auten When it comes to spirit and passion, the support is there. Now it just depends if the dollars and cents are available to match it.  In June, it was announced that United Services for Children…

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Shelter from the storm

St. Louis County is among the most recent recipients of an American Kennel Club Pet Disaster Relief trailer By Sara Hardin In the midst of rebuilding from the destruction left behind by this year’s hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the importance of disaster preparedness echoes more clearly than ever throughout the affected areas. Among the groups…

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A gift of the past

Community News donates archives to State Historical Society of Missouri By Brett Auten Consider it a gift that is a window into the past. This month, the Community News donated a treasure trove of history – nearly 40 years’ worth of past issues – to the State Historical Society of Missouri. The bound books have…

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The connection between healthcare and education

The connection between healthcare and education By Angela Clabon Myrtle Hilliard Davis Comprehensive Health Centers, Inc. recently partnered with Diversity Telehealth, a company specializing in telemedicine, in an effort to close the health care access gap in disadvantaged communities across the St. Louis Region. To accomplish this goal, high-grade medical tech has been introduced to…

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Honoring a local hero

Honoring a local hero Ritenour High School’s Hall of Fame inducts nationally renowned U.S. Army veteran By Sara Hardin A very special inductee to Ritenour High School’s Hall of Fame was honored with a ceremony at the school on Friday, Sept. 15. Sgt. 1st Class Cory Remsburg, who graduated from the school in 2001, was…

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New apprenticeship program

Learning on the job Missouri Job Center of St. Charles County’s first in state to be certified by the U.S. Department of Labor By Brett Auten There is a new and growing awareness for a centuries-old method of growing the workforce. Apprenticeships have become trendy for training workers and filling job openings and now the…

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Looking to Summer 2018

Revamped aquatic parks to open in St. Charles next year By Brett Auten As the sounds of summer start to wane from our ears, look no further than next year when two revamped aquatic parks will ignite fun in the sun.  Excitement and optimism abound at the city of St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department…

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History in peril

Historic home in Florissant faces uncertain future after being abandoned and facing foreclosure By Sara Hardin On Aug. 25, the Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation (Missouri Preservation) presented their 17th annual list of historic Places in Peril, a program which helps bring attention to historic properties around the state that are in disrepair or are…

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Cancer prevention

Cancer prevention: what you can do Many believe the most common cause of cancer is a genetic predisposition. However, only 5 to 10 percent of cancers are hereditary. Instead, lifestyle may, in some cases, play a more important role. Learn what you can do in your everyday life to reduce your risk. Don’t smoke. 90…

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