Archive for September 2018

OsteoStrong Wellness Center

Growing Young Through Skeletal Strength Conditioning We don’t often hear people talking about the significance of skeletal strength conditioning for a couple of reasons. First, the importance of strengthening the skeletal system is not well understood; and second, until very recently, the technology to develop complete skeletal strength was not readily available. Most of us…

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College savings for everyone

Beyond Housing partners with Normandy schools to provide students with funded college savings accounts By Charlotte Beard The Beyond Housing organization’s 24:1 Initiative to take on challenges in the 24 municipalities of the Normandy school district to foster stronger communities continues. For almost six years now, their two college savings programs, The Promise Account and…

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Francis Howell Teacher of the year

Francis Howell North High School Teacher named the 2019 Missouri Teacher of the Year By Brett Auten Shelly Parks’ pathway to a life dedicated to education was built by someone close to her. Parks is a Troy native and her mother, Sandy Turpin, recently retired after teaching for 40 years at Troy Middle School.  “She…

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Spicing up Hazelwood with dance

El Movimiento: Latin Beginnings Ministries offers free salsa and breakdance lessons to area youth By Charlotte Beard We are almost a month into the return of kids to school. Many parents have their children involved in some form of sport or extra-curricular activity; however, other parents struggle to find additional ways to engage their child.…

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Walking tall against a deadly disease

The St. Charles County Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s gains national attention as it raises funds and awareness to combat the degenerative disease By Brett Auten It is known as one of the most horrible diseases there are. More than 5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s, and it is the sixth-leading cause of…

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Hunting for hunger

Nine-year-old New Melle resident starts charitable program to encourage hunters to donate their deer meat to local food pantries By Brett Auten The fact that there are people in the area who are going hungry doesn’t sit well with David Neier.  Last year, after a service at Morningstar Church in O’Fallon, Neier was having a…

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Daring to dance

Hearing-impaired McCluer North student has taken her love of dance to the Muny stage and beyond while gaining national acclaim By Charlotte Beard Few people can say they’ve had the opportunity to perform before thousands of people at The Muny and travel outside of St. Louis to participate in dance programs in New York City…

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