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Nerdy Girlz Book Club

Jun 7, 2017

Nerdy Girlz Book Club encourages young girls to become stronger readers By Charlotte Beard Few book clubs have taken off quite like the Nerdy Girlz Book Club. The club, for ages six and up, has garnered quite a bit of attention and been a part of the Annie Malone May Day Parade since its inception…

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Trash to treasure

Jun 7, 2017

Wentzville Middle School sixth-graders organize a trash can artwork contest to help tackle litter in city parks By Brett Auten Consider it an art gallery that comes with a guaranteed good feeling. Inspired by a walkabout, Wentzville Middle School sixth-graders organized a trash can artwork contest to raise public awareness to help tackle litter in…

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Joining together in St. Louis County

May 24, 2017

Joining together Merger between Vinita Park and Vinita Terrace first in recent history By Nicholas Elmes On May 10 the staggering number of municipalities in St. Louis County got a little bit smaller when the city of Vinita Park and the village of Vinita Terrace officially merged, marking the first municipal merger in the county…

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Building hope for MS patients

May 24, 2017

Building hope for MS patients Local nonprofit works with those with multiple sclerosis to live more complete, healthier lives By Brett Auten Multiple sclerosis (also known as MS) is the most common autoimmune disorder affecting the central nervous system. In 2015, about 2.3 million people were affected globally. It is an unpredictable, often disabling disease…

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Importance of colon cancer screening

May 19, 2017

The importance of colon cancer screening Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women, and the second leading cause of death by cancer in the United States. Screenings, such as colonoscopies, play a vital role in cancer prevention and early detection. By knowing more about colon cancer screening, you can…

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

Apr 28, 2017

 “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” is coming to Wentzville Wentzville Christian Church proudly presents a community theater production of “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” May 5-7.  The church will offer four performances of the musical:  May 5 at 7p.m.; May 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.; and a special matinee on May…

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Baby Kid Expo May 6 FREE event

Apr 28, 2017

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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BJC High-risk pregnancies

Apr 10, 2017

High-risk pregnancies What causes a pregnancy to be high risk? From the effects of pre-existing medical conditions to risks that develop during pregnancy, there are several factors that can contribute. Learn what causes a high-risk pregnancy and talk with your doctor about possible pregnancy risks. What does high-risk pregnancy mean? What determines if a pregnancy…

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Free Your Feet from Pain

Apr 10, 2017

Hammertoe is a deformity, in which the end of the toe is bent downward. Hammertoe usually affects the second toe, however, it may also affect the other toes. The toe moves into a claw-like position. The most common cause of hammertoe is wearing short, narrow shoes that are too tight. The toe is forced into…

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