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PEACE ECONOMY PROJECT

Organization marks 40 years with March 24 silent auction & concert

by Don Corrigan
There will be mirth and joy when the Peace Economy Project (PEP) holds its 40th anniversary celebration on March 24 with a concert full of the songs of Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Arlo Guthrie, Chad Mitchell, Ronnie Gilbert and more.
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An Outstanding Volunteer

Enid Barnes honored for her 44 years of service to the Sappington House

by Joe Leicht
Generations of field-tripping South County students and uncounted others recognize the friendly smile and soft but authoritative voice of Enid Barnes, the unofficial face of the Sappington House Museum.
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Truman Middle Schoolers Make A Wish Come True

A local 7-year-old's Disney wish is coming true thanks to the generosity of the students, staff and families at Truman Middle School. During the 2016-17 school year, students raised $5,000 to send a young cancer patient to Disney World, in addition to $1,500 more dollars that will go to support another Make-a-Wish child in 2017-18.
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Remembering Rock 'N' Roll Legend Chuck Berry

by Jaime Mowers
Rock 'n' roll pioneer Chuck Berry died Saturday, March 18, at his home in Wentzville at the age of 90. Fans of the music icon flooded Delmar Boulevard the day after his passing to gather and place flowers at the statue of Berry in front of his star on the St.
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Ride Metro, Walk Neighborhoods

Ten Toe Express walking tours begin in April

by Don Corrigan
Ten Toe Express will begin leaving the Shrewsbury MetroLink Station in April, so it's not too early to make a reservation. That's advice from Crestwood's Dan O'Connor, who will start his second decade as a tour leader.
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Free Swim Lessons For Refugee Children

Lutheran South initiative began following the drowning of immigrant Henry Manu

The Lutheran South High School girls swim team has partnered with Christian Friends of New Americans to provide free swim lessons to refugee children in St. Louis.
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Operation Anti-Discrimination

Affton High School students search for causes, solutions to hate in America

by Annie Jennemann
Affton High School's "Students Fighting Hate" organization held an Operation Anti-Discrimination event on Saturday morning, March 4.
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Promoting Irish Literature, Music And Parades

The St. Louis area boasts its own group of Irish American Writers & Artists

by Don Corrigan
Irish author and playwright Colin Broderick insists "a fine green thread binds us together." In St. Louis, two large green strands of marchers bind the Gateway City together during the season of St. Patrick.
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Deadly Threat

Severe Weather Awareness Week runs March 6-10 — a reminder of just how deadly severe weather can be

by Don Corrigan
This Monday, March 6, Severe Weather Awareness Week begins in Missouri. Residents of Fenton, Sunset Hills and Crestwood, who recall the New Year's Eve tornado of 2010, don't necessarily need a "heads up" that the skies can turn deadly in an instant.
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Today's School Counselors Tackle Much More Than Class Scheduling

"Nobody got into this job to change schedules around we got into this to try to save the world one kid at a time."

by Jaime Mowers
Everything from scheduling classes to counseling suicidal teens is all in a day's work for a high school counselor.
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