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Summer Camps: Handling ‘camp-sickness’

Much has been written about how to deal with homesickness at summer camp, but to many parents’ surprise, the post-camp letdown can leave some kids feeling tired, moody, unusually quiet and even downright grumpy.

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Summer camp packing tips

Gearing up for sleepover camp is part of the adventure, and there is more to it than tossing a few pairs of shorts, T-shirts and sunscreen in a duffel bag.

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Summer Camps: Finding the right camp

The American Camp Association (ACA) reports that more than 11 million children in the U.S. attend camp every year, and there are more 12,000 day and overnight camps in the country, offering programming geared to most every imaginable interest.

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Business

NEW STORE IN TOWN Owner Pat McCurren has opened the ninth St. Louis area Mattress Direct store, located at 1240 Highway K in O’Fallon. Mattress Direct is a factory-direct showroom for mattress brands including Beautyrest, Tempur-Pedic and Comfor-Pedic. The business is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., and ...

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Election Preview

In anticipation of the April 7 election, St. Charles County candidates in contested races were invited to answer a few questions.

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Business

PEOPLE The St. Johns Bank’s Board of Directors has promoted Brad Muhlke to executive vice president and chief operating officer, and Christina Branneky-Dean to senior vice president-retail and internal support services. Muhlke has held several positions in a 17-year career with St. Johns Bank; Branneky-Dean, the great-granddaughter of bank founder Walter H. Branneky, has been with the bank for 19 ...

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