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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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Boost for railway safety

Jun 28, 2017

A boost for railway safety Federal grant pours millions of dollars into the region to improve rail efficiency and accident prevention By Sara Hardin Missouri railway networks are getting a big safety boost in light of the state receiving $30 million in grants to improve rail efficiency and accident prevention. As announced by U.S. Senator…

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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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