Posts by Lori North

Francis Howell School District Update

Francis Howell School District enjoying an eventful school year By Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris We have already had a very busy school year in Francis Howell, including the work on our new five-year strategic plan. These efforts will set the future direction of our school district, and our community has played a vital part in the…

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Ritenour School District Update

Ritenour School District off to best start in recent memory By Dr. Chris Kilbride This has been perhaps the best start to a school year in my 19-year tenure with the Ritenour School District.  What an amazing way to celebrate our 150th year!  The school year got rolling with a fleet of brand new buses…

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Skeletal Strength Improves Overall Health

Skeletal Strength Improves Overall Health The skeletal system is the foundation for your body and provides more than just strength and protection. It is arguably one of the most critical systems of the human body, and by implementing a strategy to care for and strengthen it, many experience the following results: Improved Athletic Performance Improved…

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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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Ferguson Youth Initiative’s Next Steps

Taking the ‘Next Step’ The Ferguson Youth Initiative’s Next Steps program gets students ready for the workforce By Sara Hardin The Ferguson Youth Initiative (FYI), a nonprofit organization that has been empowering the community’s youth since 2010, is celebrating the graduation of eight young adults from its first 2017 Next Steps program. FYI partnered with…

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Wentzville School District HOME WORKS!

Bringing school home The Wentzville School District will introduce HOME WORKS!, the St. Louis-based Teacher Home Visit Program, beginning with two schools this fall By Brett Auten The Wentzville School District is being proactive when it comes to early intervention. This fall the district will introduce HOME WORKS!, the St. Louis-based Teacher Home Visit Program,…

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Baby Kid Expo May 6 FREE event

Connecting parents and kids Bring the family to the 2017 By Nicholas Elmes

What if you could plan a fun day with the kids, and connect with businesses and nonprofits focused on helping kids in the area as well? The 11th Annual Baby Kid Expo, set for Saturday, May 6, at the St. Charles Convention Center,…

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Share the Harvest

Sharing the harvest Hunters across Missouri donate deer meat to the program to help feed the hungry By Brett Auten It was a bountiful harvest in more ways than one. Once again, the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Conservation Federation of Missouri joined forces with the state’s deer hunters for the state’s Share the…

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RV Equals Family Recreation

The RV industry is returning to its roots.  Smaller, lighter travel trailers which can be pulled by todays downsized SUV, vans and pickups are very popular.  Tiny, but creatively designed, these mini trailers can feature bathrooms, kitchens, A/C, furnaces and sleeping for two-to-four people. Incredible!  At the spur of the moment you can hook up…

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