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Blood Drives in St. Charles County

The American Red Cross has issued urgent need for blood and platelet donors as donations decline during the holidays By Brett Auten The American Red Cross needs you to not get lost in the holiday hustle and bustle. Every three seconds, someone needs a blood transfusion and 20-percent of those recipients are children. A small…

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Local Artists St. Louis

Local artists who were named winners by the MetroScapes program created by Metro Arts In Transit will be installed at more than 200 MetroBus shelters in the St. Louis region By Charlotte Beard Since 2013, riders of public transportation have had the opportunity to view artwork that was created by members of the visual arts…

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Safety on the move

Safety on the move The St. Charles County Ambulance District adds two major vehicles to their fleet to better respond to major incidents in the St. Louis region By Brett Auten The St. Charles County Paramedics have doubled down on disaster preparedness with two new valuable assets at their disposal. A 22-passenger AmbuBus and a multi-functional…

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Bridgeton Landfill funds

Distributing Bridgeton Landfill funds The Bridgeton community is being invited to participate in the allocation of a $12.5 million Bridgeton Landfill Community Project Fund By Charlotte Beard In 2013, the state filed a lawsuit due to the subsurface smoldering reaction at the Bridgeton Landfill located in Bridgeton. On June 29, 2018, the lawsuit between the…

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Special Thanksgiving from Brass Rail

Special Thanksgiving delivery  O’Fallon restaurateur organizes effort to deliver 10,000 dinners to needy families on Thanksgiving Day By Brett Auten With a lot of help, Scott Ellinger will reach his lofty goal of making Thanksgiving Day a little more special for families in need. Ellinger is the owner and of the Brass Rail, located at…

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Thanksgiving for all

Annual St. Ferdinand Thanksgiving Dinner in Florissant provides a free meal to anyone who desires it By Charlotte Beard The months of November and December are particularly difficult for many people due to the increasing loneliness that is felt with the holiday season. Others have trouble celebrating the holidays due to income or physical challenges.…

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School Based Health Care

Hazelwood and Riverview Gardens School Districts join growing trend of operating school-based health centers by partnering with Christian Hospital Foundation and Care STL Health By Charlotte Beard According to the Health Resources and Services Administration (www.hrsa.gov), “Nearly 2,000 school-based health centers operate nationwide, according to the most recent National Assembly on School-Based Health Care census.…

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St. Charles strong

Local competitors power up to showcase their strength at the North American Strongman Championships held at the St. Charles Convention Center By Brett Auten Power was paramount. Men and women from all 50 states and Canada descended into St. Charles recently as the North American Strongman Championships were held at the St. Charles Convention Center.…

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Toy Drive St. Charles County

What is BrrrBASH? Founded by Little Black Book: Women in Business in 2013, BrrrBASH has grown into a large scale collaborative toy and money collection to benefit Toys for Tots.  Little Black Book (LBB) is a community of female professionals committed to professional and personal development in a collaborative, non-competitive environment.  We strive to grow our network and community…

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Veterans museum takes shape

Construction begins on the St. Charles County Veterans Museum located in O’Fallon with plans to open in April 2019 By Brett Auten Ralph Barrale’s vision is becoming a reality. Barrale, a World War II Veteran who landed on Utah Beach in Normandy and fought at the Battle of the Bulge with General Patton, was with…

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