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Special Olympics celebrates 50 years

The Special Olympics organization, founded in 1968, is celebrating its 50th anniversary of serving individuals with intellectual disabilities. Special Olympics Missouri was founded not long after, serving those in the Show-Me State since 1971. “It’s a great organization that gives people who often get overlooked in society a chance to shine,” Amanda Castetter, Special Olympics Missouri development manager, said. The Special Olympics organization allows those with intellectual disabilities to train and compete in 21 Olympic-style sports. The organization also offers a variety of programs – such as the Young Athletes, Unified Sports®, Athlete Leadership and Healthy Athletes® programs. Athletes compete ...

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Evidence-based, expert chiropractic treatment

No one wants to live with joint pain, so when someone walks in to Dr. Kate Wagner’s office at Bone & Joint Chiropractic Center, she works to provide exceptional care and relief in a convenient and comfortable environment. “My goal is to provide efficient, personalized care to provide you with the greatest pain reduction possible and return you to full functionality in the shortest amount of time,” Dr. Wagner said. Bone & Joint Chiropractic Center uses traditional chiropractic adjustments and innovative soft tissue techniques for the treatment of neurological and musculoskeletal conditions. Dr. Wagner, who is trained in most major ...

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Bridging gap between businesses and citizen leaders

Founded in 1987 to promote commerce and business-friendly legislation along the I-64 corridor, Progress 64 West continues to partner with local citizens, businesses and civic leaders to maintain a quality standard of life in St. Louis and St. Charles counties. Some of Progress 64 West’s accomplishments include promoting the Hwy. 141 extension to Olive Blvd., endorsing the replacement of the eastbound section of the Daniel Boone Bridge, providing scholarships to high school students and developing STEM initiatives through partnerships with local school districts. Progress 64 West also works to increase workforce readiness in the region through education programs with local ...

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DASH diet ranked at the top for health benefits

The DASH diet – which stands for Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension – tied for the “best overall” rating among the 38 diets reviewed and scored by the publication’s panel of health experts, and was ranked No. 1 in the “healthy eating” and “heart disease prevention” categories as well.

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New Year’s resolutions: easily made, but hardly kept

If you’ve already launched an effort to make some changes in your life in 2018, you’re definitely not alone. A survey conducted in December by online polling firm YouGov found that more than 60 percent of Americans have at least one personal goal they plan to strive for in the coming year.

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Behind the wheel: 2018 St. Louis Auto Show has something for entire family

Since 1982, the St. Louis Auto Show, which runs from Thursday, Jan. 25 to Sunday, Jan. 28, has been the area’s biggest automotive event. Show-goers can kick the tires on more than 500 new cars, trucks, SUVs and luxury vehicles from over 25 manufacturers spread over 350,000 square feet of exhibit space at America’s Center and The Dome downtown. 

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Pet food pantry dates set

Last year, the Division of Humane Services introduced its pet food pantry and provided more than 4,000 pounds of food to assist St. Charles County dog and cat owners. The monthly program distributes dry pet food and welcomes new participants this year.

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