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Aug. 7 primary • Election preview

In anticipation of the Aug. 7 primary election, candidates in contested races only were invited to answer the following questions: 1. Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? 2. What are your qualifications for holding public office? Ballot language for the propositions and issues also is included in this coverage.

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Electric rate cut goes into effect Aug. 1

Starting tomorrow, Ameren Missouri customers will see their electric rates decrease by 6 percent, thanks to legislation passed by the Missouri General Assembly and action by the Missouri Public Service Commission.

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Experts in window and door replacement and repair

Clear Window Technology has been proudly replacing and repairing windows and doors in St. Louis since 1983. Its team of professionals has a combined 80 years of experience in sales, installation and service of many proven brands, including Andersen. They have the tools and expertise needed to complete any size job. Customers won’t find three-hour sales pitches, high-pressure tactics or outrageous prices with exorbitant, phony discounts at Clear Window Technology. Instead, owner Dennis McHugh, with more than 20 years of window and door installation experience, will personally guide each customer through all of the available options and provide a free ...

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Unique décor store thriving in new showroom

In 2003, Sarah Corrigan and her mother, Mary Kay, felt there was a demand in the community for a unique décor, gift and floral boutique. Soon after, they joined forces to start The White Hare, offering distinct home accessories, gifts, and an extensive, top-notch floral selection with custom floral design services. Their store has grown quickly over the years, moving three times to larger spaces. Most recently, the store moved into its “forever home,” a 13,000-square-foot showroom in Cottleville. The renovated, two-story space features a design center, a more expansive shopping space and a larger selection of furniture with price ...

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Increasing access to mental health and addiction treatment

CenterPointe Hospital provides high-quality mental health and addiction treatment for adults, senior adults and adolescents. With 104 inpatient psychiatric beds, 46 chemical dependency residential beds and outpatient services at its St. Charles location, CenterPointe Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to providing quality care. CenterPointe offers additional outpatient programs at several locations throughout the St. Louis Metro and mid-Missouri region. CenterPointe provides private residential addiction treatment at The Changing Pointe for alcohol, prescription drugs, opioids and other mood-altering substances, with detoxification, outpatient and medication-assisted treatment services also available. CenterPointe’s Silver Lining Senior Adult Program provides a full continuum of mental ...

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The go-to for popcorn and so much more

If you grew up in St. Louis, you’ve likely heard of C. R. Frank Popcorn. Family-owned and operated, C. R. Frank has been the go-to supplier for concession stands, church picnics and community events since 1925. From Sno-Kones to pretzels to cotton candy to popcorn, the taste of summer is C. R. Frank. But it’s also the taste of fall and a staple of holiday gift giving – as in decorative tins filled with crunchy caramel corn, “lick your fingers because it’s so good” cheese popcorn, classic Theatre Fresh Butter, or combinations, including a sweet-savory Chicago Mix of caramel and ...

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Where compassion and customer service meet

Russ Miller is the bank manager and vice president at Busey Bank. With more than 10 years of management experience in banking, Russ manages a team providing exceptional customer service in all aspects of business banking. Before joining Busey Bank, Russ worked for 20 years for a diverse range of organizations including A.G. Edwards & Sons Inc., Men’s Wearhouse and Southwest Bank. This all laid the foundation for his present position at Busey Bank. Russ’ passion for top-notch customer service is shown through his work at Busey Bank as well as his work in the community. Russ is a member ...

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Helping O’Fallon ride around in style for over 10 years

Total Customs and Tinting has been serving the O’Fallon area and beyond for more than 10 years – selling and installing sleek, high-quality vehicle accessories.  When customers visit Total Customs and Tinting, they can browse a wide selection of aftermarket accessories designed for cars and trucks, and then consult with the trusted staff about what fits their needs. Items and services offered by Total Customs and Tinting include window tinting; leather interiors and heated seats; sunroofs and sunroof repairs; truck bed liners and covers; truck steps and hitches; spoilers, bug shields and Rainguard; grilles, fenders and chrome trim; navigation and ...

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“Your one stop floor shop” for more than 30 years

Beseda Flooring & More is a full-service flooring and design center in St. Charles that has been serving customers since 1985. Proprietors Brian and Jill Beseda are longtime members of the community, and are proud to both live and work in St. Charles County. Brian firmly believes that when people do business locally, they not only get personal service and real value, but they help to strengthen their community and local economy as well. As a family owned and operated business, Beseda Flooring takes pride in the quality of its work, the quality of the products it sells and the ...

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