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Sex, drugs and the Internet; parents talk but do teens listen?

Jude Hassan, who is now clean, is the author of “Suburban Junky: From Honor Roll to Heroin Addict;” a substance abuse and drug prevention speaker; and a school and community liaison at Preferred Family Healthcare. Recently, he spoke to a crowd of parents and students at Wentzville’s Frontier Middle about issues facing teens in today’s world.

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Local families open their homes and their hearts to adoption

In America, there are more than 135,000 children adopted every year. This number includes children adopted from foster care, domestic agencies, domestic private agencies and internationally. In St. Charles County, the adoption rates have remained steady over the last several years, rising and falling with economic trends. In Missouri, an estimated 11,000 children need to find forever homes.

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Fischer & Frichtel sponsors ‘March for Babies’

Raffle tickets, at $5 per ticket or five tickets for $20, may be purchased online through May 1, with all proceeds going to the March of Dimes. The winning ticket will be drawn and announced at the company headquarters in Chesterfield on May 2.

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