Contact Us! (636) 379-1775

St. Charles County

Connections to jobs

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…

Read More

Trash to treasure

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…

Read More

Importance of colon cancer screening

The importance of colon cancer screening Colon cancer is the fourth most common cancer in both men and women, and the second leading cause of death by cancer in the United States. Screenings, such as colonoscopies, play a vital role in cancer prevention and early detection. By knowing more about colon cancer screening, you can…

Read More

Preventing Identity Theft

Preventing Identity Theft It’s that time of year when your mailbox starts to fill up with sensitive information: credit card statements from those holiday purchases and tax documents from your bank and employer. That’s why it’s this time of the year that we see an increase in cases of identity theft. Identity theft is a…

Read More

Salvation Army fighting for a Merry Christmas

Organization looks to help families in need during the holiday season By Nicholas Elmes Traditionally Christmas has been a time of bounty and joy, but for many families in the St. Louis area, figuring out how to afford to buy presents for their children can be a herculean task. Thankfully hundreds of volunteers and generous…

Read More

Painting for Peace

Artwork created on storefronts after Ferguson riots is being exhibited in galleries throughout the area By Nicholas Elmes Shortly after the shooting of Michael Brown and the ensuing unrest in the Ferguson community, a group of artists and community members stepped up to paint a different picture of the St. Louis community. Armed with paintbrushes,…

Read More

St. Louis Blues Corn Maze

Eagle Fork Farms marks St. Louis Blues’ 50th anniversary with corn maze By Brett Auten A local farm has tipped its cap toward the St. Louis Blues in a 10-acre way. Eagle Fork Farms recently put the finishing touches on its 2016 corn maze and this year the farm, owned and operated by Charles and…

Read More

Zika Virus

Key factors to protect against the Zika virus By Nikol McDonald, MD What is the Zika virus? The Zika virus is not new to medicine, but there is still a lot we don’t know about how it affects pregnancies.  We do know that it can have severe effects, especially in brain development with something called…

Read More

Qualifying for a Mortgage

Customers call or stop by my office and often ask “How do I know if I will qualify for a loan?”  While each individual situation is unique, there are three main factors that are evaluated and used to determine whether or not a bank extends financing to an individual: credit score, debt to income ratio,…

Read More

Ritenour student helps

Ritenour junior seeks to help fellow students New non-profit encourages students to achieve goals, make a difference By Nicholas Elmes Ritenour High School junior Daniel Carroll wants his fellow classmates to succeed in life. To achieve that goal he has, with the help of a program called Whatever It Takes, created a new non-profit aimed…

Read More