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Purpose Project St. Charles County

Finding purpose after pain After personal losses, St. Charles County teen founded the Purpose Project to help other kids connect and cope with grief By Brett Auten At 15-years-old, Jocelyn Williams has dealt with the kind of grief few her age have encountered. The Fort Zumwalt West student has channeled the loss of two key…

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Steering towards a better future

Steering towards a better future Partnership between Epworth Children & Family Services and LETA Charitable Foundation helps provide vehicles to young people in need By Charlotte Beard The partnership between Epworth Children & Family Services (located at 7520 Natural Bridge Rd.) and Frank Leta’s LETA Charitable Foundation have made a great impact on the transportation…

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Lights, camera, action in St. Louis MO

Lights, camera, action In Motion, a Midwest filmmaking conference, is launched in St. Louis and looks to inspire media creatives from all across the region By Charlotte Beard Downtown St. Louis has been a host to various conferences over the years but none of those conferences have been for media creatives across the Midwest.  Nov.…

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Baseball’s back in O’Fallon

A yet-to-be-named baseball franchise will move from Hannibal to replace the River City Rascals as the summer tenant of CarShield Field  By Brett Auten As you would expect, on his third day on the job as the general manager of a yet-to-be-named baseball franchise, David Schmoll, was dealing with plenty of unknowns. “There’s a lot…

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World War II Veteran, a hero’s journey

A hero’s journey 94-year-old World War II Veteran from Weldon Spring returns from a trip to Europe where he visited the countries where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge By Brett Auten The hall inside St. Louis’ Lambert International Airport was strewn with red, white, and blue. Homemade placards, balloons, and a throng…

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Ferguson Police Department Chief of Police strengthening bonds

Strengthening bonds in Ferguson New Ferguson Police Department Chief of Police looks to improve relations between police and the community through open dialogue and interaction By Charlotte Beard “I am destined for greatness! If so later, why not now? Change does not happen overnight. In order to impact the BIG picture, focus on LITTLE victories.…

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St. Peters Police Department use social media

Working the digital beat Local police departments use social media to increase communication with the general public By Brett Auten There’s much more to social media than pet pics and status check-ins. For area police departments, it’s a two-pronged tool that provides a direct line of information to its communities. Val Joyner is the Public…

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St. Louis Kids Expo

Empowering the youth of St. Louis The St. Louis Kids Expo brings community resources for kids and families under one roof for one weekend in October By Charlotte Beard For several years many community resources for kids and families have come together for one weekend under one roof to empower individuals with the tools needed…

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Celebrate St. Peters

A high and dry celebration This year’s Celebrate St. Peters returns to 370 Lakeside Park just in time to see the park dried out from record flooding  By Brett Auten A once submerged and sodden 370 Lakeside Park has reopened and is set to host its biggest event of the year. The 2019 edition of…

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Life Outside festival North St. Louis

Enjoying ‘Life Outside’ Great Rivers Greenway Life Outside festival provides the community free exploration of outdoor activities By Charlotte Beard Great Rivers Greenway has not only been a catalyst for connecting the community to sites around the region whether on foot or on wheels, but since 2016 the agency has been connecting members of the…

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