Preventing holiday meltdowns for your child and you

Holidays are fun, joyful times with family and friends – and they are overwhelming, over-stimulating and exhausting for nearly all of us. But holiday gatherings can prove to be very challenging and especially strenuous for “sensory kids."

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Thomas Sowell – Is Law Optional?

Thomas Sowell

The fiasco of "Rolling Stone" magazine's apology for an unsubstantiated claim of gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house — and the instant rush to judgment of the university administration in shutting down all fraternities, when those charges were made — should warn us about the dangers of having serious legal issues dealt with by institutions with no qualifications for that role.

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Holidays Past: Send us your Kodak moments

Submit your holiday photos for a chance for them to appear in an upcoming issue of Mid Rivers Newsmagazine! We have several categories that the photos can be submitted to: Vintage toys, Ornaments of childhoods past, Santa makes me sad, and pets in holiday attire.

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Greer earns Eagle Scout rank

A Dardenne Prairie resident recently earned the highest rank in Boy Scouting. Jack Greer, a senior at Timberland High, was officially named an Eagle Scout on Aug. 11.

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O’Fallon offers bulk waste item drop-off day

Cleaning house for the holidays? City of O’Fallon trash service customers are invited to take advantage of the city’s free, bi-monthly drop-off for many items that are too large to fit into curbside trash containers. The drop-off will be held 7 a.m.–3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 13 at O’Fallon’s waste transfer station, 1572 Progress West Lane.

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Thomas Sowell – Opinions Versus Facts

Thomas Sowell

Everyone seems to have an opinion about the tragic events in Ferguson, Missouri. But, as Daniel Patrick Moynihan used to say, “You’re entitled to your own opinion but you’re not entitled to your own facts.” Soon after the shooting death of Michael Brown, this 285-pound young man was depicted as a “gentle giant.”

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Telemedicine advances coming to a hospital bed or home near you

In May 2015, Mercy is expected to open its Virtual Care Center in Chesterfield, a technological monster of a building packed with 170 workstations, each of which sports six to eight computer monitors. With this new facility, Mercy claims it can provide the “best possible care to people when and where they need it.” The facility is expected to provide 24/7 telemedicine support across Mercy’s network of hospitals. But what exactly does that mean?   What’s in a name?  Telemedicine is defined as the use of telecommunication and information technologies to provide healthcare at a distance, but that clinical definition ...

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