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Pet Corner: New in the neighborhood

New in the neighborhood A grand opening celebration was held on Nov. 8 for the newest Casey Ray’s STL Dog Trainers location, 16528 Manchester Road in Wildwood Crossing. A graduate of the National K-9 School for Dog Trainers, Casey Ray has been training dogs in the St. Louis metro area for more than 10 years using his “Balanced Training” philosophy, ...

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Chesterfield, West County malls open Thanksgiving night

Five St. Louis area shopping centers – Chesterfield Mall, Mid Rivers Mall, St. Clair Square, South County Center and West County Center – will open their doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27. Select department stores including Macy’s and Sears, as well as some specialty stores will be open at 6 p.m.; JCPenney opens at 5 p.m. Additional stores ...

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Caring and Sharing: No Hunger Holiday

More than a few homes don't get the Thanksgiving celebration others are so fortunate to enjoy. But the volunteers of No Hunger Holiday are out to change that – and they're asking the community to help. The organization's annual "turkey drive" takes place Thursday, Nov. 20 to Monday, Nov. 24.

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Health Capsules: Walking at work

Walking at work Besides providing the physical benefits one might expect, working at a walking workstation can give mental health a boost, too. Faculty and students in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) recently evaluated 180 people who were working on computers either while seated, standing, cycling or walking. Researchers looked at workers’ levels of boredom, ...

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Selvidge Middle, among local schools, to pay tribute to veterans

Small U.S. flags lined the driveway at the entrance to Selvidge Middle School in Ballwin on Nov. 11. and many of those entering the building were clearly well beyond their school years. Inside, an atmosphere of celebration blended with the courteous and respectful attitude of the school’s students and faculty members as they paid tribute to veterans of U.S. Armed ...

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Caring and Sharing: Operation Christmas Child

In November, 12 locations within the greater St. Louis area will serve as collection sites for Operation Christmas Child – the world’s largest Christmas project of its kind. This annual Christmas project is a favorite for many residents, families, churches and groups, who want to help spread the season’s joy to millions of children around the world by filling shoeboxes ...

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Caring and Sharing: Warner’s Warm-Up, Toys for Tots

The Ballwin Police Department is a donation location for both “Toys for Tots” and “Warner’s Warm-Up.” Collection boxes are located in the front lobby of the police station in Vlasis Park at 300 Park Drive. Items may be dropped off any time, as the lobby is open 24/7. “Toys for Tots” is a program run by the United States Marine ...

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