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Students will rise to meet expectations

Jul 20, 2017

Students will rise to meet expectations By Dr. Joseph S. Davis Kids these days!  If you travel almost anywhere across the nation, you’ll hear that phrase followed by complaints about young people’s behavior.  When I came to serve as Superintendent of the Ferguson-Florissant School District one of the concerns that rose to the top was…

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Ready for wild rescues

Jul 19, 2017

Ready for wild rescues St. Charles County Ambulance District adds UTV to fleet to help access patients in off-road areas By Brett Auten   Nature is glorious and profound. But it can also be treacherous and life-threateningly dangerous. In those later cases, the St. Charles County Ambulance District is trained and ready to handle the…

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Bridging the hunger gap

Jul 19, 2017

Bridging the hunger gap Partnership between nonprofits and Hazelwood School District provides lunches to students in the summer By Sara Hardin Summer school students at McNair and Grannemann elementary schools got to look forward to a healthy meal each day they attended classes this June, thanks to a partnership between Empower North County, the Hazelwood…

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Connections to jobs

Jul 13, 2017

Living in poverty? By Brenda Mahr Did you know over 23,000 African-American men over 18 are living in poverty in St. Louis City (13,351) and County (9,949). Poverty, however, impacts all races and genders and among those over 18, it is estimated that 23.51 percent in St. Louis County and 46.1 percent in St. Louis…

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Playing for all

Jul 12, 2017

Playing for all Disabled Athlete Sports Association marks 20th year of getting everyone into the game By Brett Auten Back in 1997, Kelly Behlmann was just trying to make it through that first week. Fast forward to today and her creation, DASA (Disabled Athlete Sports Association), is celebrating its 20th year in existence. Behlmann’s official…

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Feeding friends in Florissant

Jul 12, 2017

Feeding friends in Florissant Newly renovated Florissant City Diner credits success to welcoming community By Sara Hardin When Max Kayo opened the Florissant City Diner for business in 2004, it was a quaint breakfast joint bringing in just enough revenue to keep its doors open. Now, 13 years later, it boasts a colorful new seating…

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Ferguson Youth Initiative’s Next Steps

Jul 4, 2017

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!

Jul 4, 2017

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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O’Fallon Family Eyecare Focuses on Dry Eyes

Jun 28, 2017

ADVERTISER PROFILE O’Fallon Family Eyecare focuses on dry eyes By Mark McFarland Located in O’Fallon, Dr. Joe Hegyi and O’Fallon Family Eyecare have been focusing on a procedure to help give an immediate effect on dry eyes. The procedure is MiBoFlo, which focuses on smoothing out and melting the thick layers of dry oils on…

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