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Investing in education

Oct 25, 2017

Investing in education Normandy schools to build a new early childhood and kindergarten center and change its elementary school model By Sara Hardin A new early childhood and kindergarten center is coming to Normandy schools, along with a brand new configuration for its elementary school model. The changes come after the unanimous approval of the…

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Have a safe Halloween

Oct 11, 2017

Help little ghosts and princesses have a safe and happy Halloween By Kyle Gains While many still cite Christmas or Thanksgiving as their favorite holiday, it’s undeniable that Halloween has grown steadily in popularity over the years. What was once a one-night event, homemade costumes has transformed into a month-long celebration of all things that…

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Early detection for cancer

Oct 11, 2017

Early detection for prostate and breast cancers truly is your best medicine By Rick L. Stevens Every fall my wife, Malette, and I are reminded of the importance of getting screened for prostate and breast cancers. And with those reminders come reflections of those we know, some very dear to us, who have been affected…

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A lifetime of service

Oct 11, 2017

Celebrated senior has spent her life healing others both physically and spiritually By Sara Hardin St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors is celebrating its 15th annual Ageless-Remarkable St. Louisans Gala on Oct. 28 at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch. The event honors those over the age of 75 who dedicate their time and…

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Giving back

Oct 11, 2017

Central Fire and Rescue captain has spent his life in service of the community By Brett Auten Doug Raines has always followed his heart. If there is a cause, a foundation, a fundraiser, pretty much anything to better the community or an individual, he is the first to raise his hand and volunteer.  Service is…

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Skeletal Strength Improves Overall Health

Oct 4, 2017

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?

Sep 27, 2017

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

Sep 27, 2017

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

Sep 27, 2017

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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