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Sleeping with the enemy

Sleeping with the enemy By Dr. Misty C. Farr, Pharm.D. My husband is an amazing man.  He’s loving and has a potpourri of knowledge that would make Alex Trebek smile; it’s like being married to an encyclopedia.  He and I were having a conversation one evening and it came out that he doesn’t check his…

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Be thankful for your abilities and disabilities

Be thankful for your abilities and disabilities By Larry Brown The Social Security Administration indicates that there are more than 11 million folks in the United States with documented disabilities who receive monthly checks to help offset their inability to earn self-sustaining income. There are also many people whom we all know, possibly including ourselves,…

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Men need to be allies in battle against abuse

Men need to be allies in battle against abuse By Dr. Gloria J. Johnson Over the past twenty-five years I have come to realize that if we are going to reduce incidences of domestic and sexual violence against women and children we need men as allies.  Men are important in our role to help stop…

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Building a bright future

Building a bright future The cities of O’Fallon and Wentzville celebrate the opening of new municipal buildings with improved services By Brett Auten Out with the old and in with the new. Two cities in St. Charles County have taken that concept when it comes to municipal buildings. The bustling growth of O’Fallon has led…

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Bridging the gap

Bridging the gap Normandy schools’ C.A.S.A program helps students in need to stay on track for graduation By Charlotte Beard At the beginning of the school year, Normandy High School’s North Hall became the home of the Center for Academic and Social Advancement (C.A.S.A.). Located in North St. Louis County, the C.A.S.A. program addresses the…

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Francis Howell School District Update

Francis Howell School District enjoying an eventful school year By Dr. Mary Hendricks-Harris We have already had a very busy school year in Francis Howell, including the work on our new five-year strategic plan. These efforts will set the future direction of our school district, and our community has played a vital part in the…

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Ritenour School District Update

Ritenour School District off to best start in recent memory By Dr. Chris Kilbride This has been perhaps the best start to a school year in my 19-year tenure with the Ritenour School District.  What an amazing way to celebrate our 150th year!  The school year got rolling with a fleet of brand new buses…

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Service remembered

Service remembered A World War II veteran looks back at his time on Iwo Jima By Brett Auten Once you get Deward Terry talking, he can take you back to that vivid day in history. The gray clouds at dawn, the wet sand and fear of the unknown hanging in the air on that drab…

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Bridging divides with art

Bridging divides with art Students at Berkeley Middle School create artwork for new Berkeley Police Station in an attempt to heal fractured relationships in the community By Charlotte Beard At the beginning of the school year, Berkeley Middle School (BMS) students dedicated artwork they created to the new Berkeley Police Station at 5850 N Hanley…

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Battling drug abuse

Battling drug abuse Police departments across St. Charles County host drug take-back events to help fight prescription drug abuse By Brett Auten It’s all about having an impact on access. Over the past weekend, the Lake Saint Louis Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) gave the public its 14th opportunity in seven years…

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