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Beyond the garage

Beyond the garage The St. Rose Philippine Duchesne garage sale in Florissant is one of the largest charity fundraisers in the region By Charlotte Beard This is the season for seeing an increase in garage sales with signs and flying balloons to point the way for traffic or a passerby. However, there might be few…

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Drawing on experience

Drawing on experience ‘Yeggs’ cartoonist looks to the past, and to the local community for inspiration By Brett Auten A lifelong love of animation and storytelling has parlayed into a weekly enterprise. John Hanna is the creator of “Yeggs,” a comic series that runs in the Community News that focuses on Robert and Bill, two rabbits…

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St. Peters Water Park

Summer is back with a splash New and renovated aquatic parks across St. Charles County offer family fun and cool relief from sweltering heat By Brett Auten The time is upon us. Sunglasses, flip-flops and sunscreen are soon to become week-to-week staples. Area residents and visitors can now test drive a new water park, and…

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Second chances

A place for second chances By Brenda Mahr Did you knowAfrican-American males have a 32 percent lifetime chance of going to prison, that 11 percent of homeless adults are veterans and one in five experiencing homelessness have a serious mental illness or conditions related to chronic substance abuse?  Did you know approximately 17,375 offenders found…

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Reaching out to veterans

Reaching out to veterans The Kaufman Fund raises money and distributes it to organizations that support veterans across the St. Louis region By Charlotte Beard In corporate America there is a concept for “training the trainer” – providing proper preparation for those who train or instruct other people. Perhaps in the nonprofit sector there should…

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Is It Body Fat or Something Else?

Is It Body Fat or Something Else? Let’s face it! We silently curse the dimpled cellulite that has settled on our thighs, the extra weight that just seems to creep up as we get older. But not everyone stores fat the same way. There is a disease where fat accumulates abnormally in arms and legs…

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Photographer Ray Rockwell

Longtime Community News photographer passes away Longtime Community News photographer Ray Rockwell, of O’Fallon, passed away on May 5 at the age of 75. Rockwell began working for the Community News in 1999. “Ray Rockwell was a longtime employee and friend. We will miss him,” said Robert Huneke, publisher-emeritus of the Community News. Rockwell proudly…

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St. Charles native Gold medal

Going for gold 20-year-old St. Charles native beats the odd and brings home a gold medal from the 2018 Paralympics in South Korea By Brett Auten Inspiring is the tip of the iceberg when you get to know Noah Elliott. The 20-year-old St. Charles native packed a lifetime of emotions, complications, accomplishments, and jubilation’s in…

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Ferguson Twilight Run

The nighttime is the right time Ferguson Twilight Run marks ninth year of celebrating health and community with an evening jog By Charlotte Beard Five-time winner of Big River Running’s Best Neighborhood Support Award, The Ferguson Twilight Run, will have its ninth annual event on Saturday, May 19 starting at 4:30 p.m. Big Papa G…

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Little chef big dreams

Little chef, big dreams Eight-year-old Little Chef DJ uses his passion for preparing food to contribute to healthy eating initiatives among children By Charlotte Beard “Never doubt that one person can make a difference.” That is a quote from Ingrid Newkirk the President for PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. This quote may…

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