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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES COUNTY

Feb 15, 2018

Feb. 18-19: Theater auditions Wentzville Christian Church will hold auditions for “Footloose” Feb. 18 from 1 to 5 p.m. and Feb. 19 from 6 to 9 p.m. Those auditioning should come prepared to sing 16-32 measures of a Broadway style song.  An accompanist will be provided.  Please bring your own sheet music in the correct…

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EVENTS – ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Feb 15, 2018

Feb. 17: Chili cook-off and desert competition St. Mark’s United Methodist Church, at 315 Graham Road in Florissant, is hosting their Fourth Annual Chili Cook-off and Dessert Competition. Doors open at 4 p.m.; judging begins at 4:30 p.m.  You must deliver your entry by 4:30 p.m. for it to be judged. It is free to enter your chili or…

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Francis Howell School District

Feb 14, 2018

Francis Howell School District looks towards the future By Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris In January, the Francis Howell School District officially launched our new Center for Advanced Professional Studies (CAPS). FHSD has partnered with Spectrum/Charter to create a program where students will gain professional skills in high demand, high skill technology solutions careers such as software…

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Giving benefits the giver

Feb 14, 2018

Giving also benefits the giver By Larry Brown The strange phenomena associated with true and uncoerced giving is that the more you give, it seems that the more you receive! As the recipient of your generosity thanks you for being so kind and thoughtful, you, no doubt, feel really good as you observe the expression…

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Bobby Norfolk Local Entertainer

Feb 14, 2018

An entertaining educator Former host of ‘Gator Tales” looks back at a career of combining education, entertainment and storytelling in St. Louis By Charlotte Beard St. Louis is rich with talent, especially in the arts. Among this talent is St. Louis native and winner of three regional Emmy awards – Bobby Norfolk. Norfolk, who was…

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Racing to fight diseases

Feb 14, 2018

Racing to fight muscle diseases Family and friends bring community together to battle diseases like Muscular Dystrophy By Olivia Holler Night at the Races is an event to raise money for people affected by muscular diseases in the St. Louis area. My family and my neighbors, the Hawn family, are one of the many families…

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Spending Time in 2018

Jan 17, 2018

How will you spend your time in 2018? By Rodrick Burton Happy New Year to all the readers of this column. It seems like there is no greater focus on time then during the holiday season. There is a pressured run up to Christmas and Hanukkah to make arrangements, travel plans, event plans and to…

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Art hidden in plain sight

Jan 17, 2018

Local artist has spent almost 20 years designing art for busses, trains and billboards for St. Louis area nonprofits and businesses By Charlotte Beard The independent work of Elaine Annette Young, a graphic designer and web developer, has filtrated St. Louis businesses, nonprofits and the community at large for almost 20 years. Among her clients…

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Keeping kids safe online

Jan 17, 2018

St. Charles County Police Department and Fort Zumwalt School District are partnering to host a free community cyber safety summit By Brett Auten The goal is to get families talking. The St. Charles County Police Department, in partnership with Fort Zumwalt School District, will host a free community cyber safety summit for youths and parents…

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