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Spicing up Hazelwood with dance

Sep 21, 2018

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

Sep 21, 2018

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

Sep 5, 2018

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

Sep 5, 2018

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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EVENTS – ST. CHARLES & ST. LOUIS COUNTY

Sep 5, 2018

Sept. 7: Patriot Blood Drive Patriot Blood Drive takes place from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the O’Fallon Municipal Centre (City Hall) at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon. The drive honors those who risked their lives to save victims of the 9-11 attacks. Expedite your donation by scheduling an appointment at www.ofallon.mo.us/volunteer. Walk-ins…

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Disc golf takes flight

Aug 29, 2018

Disc golf takes flight Burgeoning sport sees rapid growth in St. Charles County with the opening of new courses By Brett Auten Disc golf is starting to take flight in St. Charles County. According to the Pro Disc Golf Association, disc golf is played much like traditional golf. Instead of a ball and clubs, players…

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From Pattonville to the stars

Aug 29, 2018

From Pattonville to the stars St. Ann native is one nine astronauts who will be participating in flight tests for new American-made, commercial spacecraft to fly missions to the International Space Station By Charlotte Beard On Aug. 3, NASA released news of nine astronauts who will be participating in flight tests for American-made, commercial spacecraft.…

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Wentzville assistant superintendent

Aug 22, 2018

A champion for children Wentzville assistant superintendent wins international award for supporting and advocating for vulnerable youth By Brett Auten Cheri Thurman as always been there for the underdog, the outcast and the ignored. Thurman is the Assistant Superintendent of Student Services for the Wentzville School District and has worked in special education for over…

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Florissant’s 10th Suicide Prevention Awareness

Aug 22, 2018

Florissant’s 10th Suicide Prevention Awareness fundraiser looks to ‘Light the Darkness’ and place a focus on this issue By Charlotte Beard Suicide is an issue that cuts across all demographics and touches thousands of lives every year. One St. Louis County community is looking to shine a little light on the issue with an evening…

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