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A way to always do the right thing

Aug 2, 2017

A way to always do the right thing By Larry Brown It can be very difficult to know if some of the decisions we make are really doing the right thing. Often we choose an action to exonerate ourselves in other folk’s eyes when we think they are harboring negative feelings about certain occurrences or…

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A guide to car seats

Jul 28, 2017

Confusion cleared: a guide to car seats and crashes By Kyle Gaines For the past nine years, I’ve had the opportunity to work with hundreds of families who have visited St. Charles County Ambulance District [SCCAD] for assistance installing a child safety seat in vehicle.  During the course of these visits, the question of whether a…

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Building better parks

Jul 27, 2017

Building better parks St. Louis County Parks and Recreation look for public input in a new master plan to improve county parks By Sara Hardin St. Louis County Parks and Recreation has been getting the public involved in their latest Master Plan, a series of developments by the department that began last summer. The first…

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Meals for a Million

Jul 27, 2017

Meals for a Million Beraka Ministries looks to round up 5,000 volunteers to help pack one million meals to fight local hunger By Brett Auten Beraka Ministries is looking to bring people from all areas together – under one roof, for one weekend – to help make a local dent in hunger. With the credo…

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The Difference Between Inpatient and Outpatient Rehab

Jul 27, 2017

The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital The word rehabilitation means to “enable again” or to restore a person’s abilities as fully as possible. When impaired by an injury or illness, patients may require a more comprehensive program to get stronger and more stable. Through inpatient rehabilitation, patients can find the…

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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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