Honoring graduates School districts find creative ways to recognize the Class of 2020 amidst the COVID-19 pandemic By Brett Auten Having its last eight weeks turned on its head, the Class of 2020 has had to adapt and adjust. With the COVID-19 outbreak putting the kibosh on all end-of-the-year celebrations and festivities, administrators, teachers and…

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By Charlotte Beard Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center (MVRBC) is accepting referrals for plasma donations from recovered COVID-19 patients. It is stated that one plasma donation can help four people undergo COVID-19 Convalescent Plasma (CCP) therapy. Not to be confused with traditional blood donations, Kirby Winn, Public Relations Manager for MVRBC explains what recovered COVID-19…

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Leap of faith Area churches meet the challenges presented by coronavirus by finding creative ways to congregate  By Brett AutenStaff writer The COVID-19 outbreak has challenged the spirit but, it hasn’t broken it. Area churches have gotten creative during this era of self-quarantining and social distancing as they continue to spread their message the safest…

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‘Will run for food!’ St. Louis resident runs 100 miles in Forest Park and raises over $30,000 to help those struggling with food insecurity By Charlotte Beard “Will run 100 miles for food!” That is the name of a GoFundMe page created by 51-year-old Tim Burke, principal at Edward Jones, to raise $30,000. The idea…

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Business, but not as usual St. Charles County has slowly begun to reopen several businesses that had been closed due to COVID-19 By Brett Auten It was a return, but it was far from normal. The St. Charles County area reopened several business doors last week that had been closed due to COVID-19. Beginning last…

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Churches around St. Louis County have moved worship services online while continuing to serve the wider community By Charlotte Beard While some local church congregations have not been able to remain connected to one another due to the social distancing measures of the COVID-19 crisis, other churches have found a way to leverage technology to…

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Doctors and nurses in St. Charles County continue the fight against COVID-19 as the state eases restrictions on social gatherings By Brett Auten The spigot has been released. Beginning this week, Missouri re-opened for business. As of Monday, the statewide restrictions on social gatherings will be gone and every business can reopen, according to Missouri…

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Racing alone, together Area fundraisers, like the Ferguson Twilight Run, will go on as virtual events where participants complete the race on their own time By Charlotte Beard Big River Race Management has made its own footprint in managing races for various causes and helping organizations fulfill their fundraising goals. However, this year many of…

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