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Community News New publisher

Mathew DeKinder has been named publisher and editor-in-chief of the Community News, effective Nov. 1. DeKinder, who has been the editor since 2014, takes over for Robert Huneke, Jr. who will remain involved in the day-to-day operation of the company as publisher emeritus and general manager. “It is a great honor and responsibility being publisher…

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Supporting mothers and fathers makes better families

Supporting mothers and fathers makes better families By Halbert Sullivan For 20 years, Fathers’ Support Center has worked on behalf of St. Louis children by addressing one of the core issues that many economically challenged families face – absentee fathers. As they become better parents, they also become contributing members of our community and, above…

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The business of learning

The business of learning Center for Advanced Professional Studies gives high school students business-world experience By Brett Auten Albert Einstein said, “The only source of knowledge is experience,” and area students are getting an upfront look at the real-world workforce thanks to a program that launched this semester.  Center for Advanced Professional Studies (or better…

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Investing in education

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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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