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Progress 64 West honors names Louis S. Sachs Scholarship winners

The winners of this year’s Louis S. Sachs Scholarship awards presented by Progress 64 West had two vastly different business plans: one was for an already full-fledged operation, the other, an idea for a business. The reward for the young entrepreneurs was a combined $7,500 in college tuition assistance.

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Journalism students recognized

Journalism students from Francis Howell North High and Barnwell Middle traveled to the Fall National High School Journalism Convention in Washington, D.C. Nov. 21-24. The students attended learning sessions, participated in competitions and brought home a few awards.

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Students give thanks for families

Families and friends alike attended the “Thankful for Families” event at John Weldon Elementary. [FHSD photo] John Weldon Elementary hosted a Thanksgiving luncheon called “Thankful for Families” to bring the school community together. Families were invited to join their students in the lunchroom and share a traditional Thanksgiving meal.  “It’s great for our kids to be able to invite families, grandparents and everyone in,” said Lauren Lickenbrock, a fourth-grade teacher and organizer of the event. “But I think it’s also great for our kids who don’t have families or don’t get to do Thanksgiving so much.  “When they come in ...

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Teaching students compassion

Jerry Cannon teaches history at Wentzville Middle. But last month, he taught compassion when he brought a busload of seventh and eighth-grade students to the Salvation Army Midtown Treatment Center to distribute donated items.

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Council commends care bag program

At the Nov. 14 meeting in St. Peters, Show Me Care Bags was recognized by the county for its efforts with patients of cancer and other serious illnesses in the Missouri area with basic necessities.

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