St. Louis Call Newspapers

Thanks and giving during an uncertain time

Thanks and giving during an uncertain time
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call November 24, 2020

Thanks: He came home from football practice complaining of feeling unwell. During the evening he got progressively worse and the doctor was called. The diagnosis was polio. He was rushed to the hospital...

Lessons learned in one-room schoolhouse

Lessons learned in one-room schoolhouse
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call September 24, 2020

Labor Day and September always mark the end of summer. A new beginning. When I was young, a new school year began the day after Labor Day. One of my granddaughters is in eighth grade. I tell her to study...

History shows one vote makes a difference

History shows one vote makes a difference
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call August 28, 2020

I am sure many readers know of someone who did not vote this month. The familiar excuse is: “I am only one person. What difference can I make?” But isn’t each of us one person? Why should anyone...

Friendship Village opens new Chesterfield assisted living, memory care as part of $200M project in South and West County

Jill Frein, construction project manager for Friendship Village, outside the new assisted-living and memory care building on Friendship Village’s Chesterfield campus.
August 19, 2020

For Jill Frein, construction project manager for Friendship Village, Sept. 8 will be a big day to celebrate. After more than a year of construction, she and her team will open the doors to what the senior...

In July, reflect on a course of human events

In July, reflect on a course of human events
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call July 23, 2020

Twelve score and four years (244 years) have passed since the birth of our country July 4, 1776. The United States has evolved from the equivalent of a third-world nation with an agrarian economy to...

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert

Bethesda gets a courtyard concert
June 28, 2020

The musical group Hot Soup, comprised of teenagers from Wildwood, performed outdoors for the enjoyment of the residents, who are still on quarantine, at Bethesda Southgate in Oakville May 29.

Old adage still has truth: Father knows best

Old adage still has truth: Father knows best
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call June 26, 2020

My late father was not a well-educated man, since he had to leave school during the Great Depression to assist his family. But he had common sense and passed along to his children lessons to assist us...

Graduates, step outside your comfort zones

Graduates, step outside your comfort zones
By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call May 26, 2020

She was a failure. Her marriage ended in divorce. She lost her job. She was a single mother living on unemployment benefits. But, as she told the Harvard graduating class in 2008, there are fringe benefits...

Feed My People seeking donations on Give STL Day and beyond due to rising need

Caregiver Denise Phelps helps her 85-year-old uncle, William Speck, with groceries obtained from Feed My People in Lemay, Mo., on April 24, 2020.
May 5, 2020

Almost 17 percent of the 22,000 people served by Lemay-based food pantry Feed My People each year are seniors over the age of 60, a high-risk group for COVID-19. Seniors living in poverty must often choose...

Friendship Village’s ‘Rosie the Riveters’ are hard at work sewing masks

A Sunset Hills 'Rosie the Riveter' helps out with her sewing skills to make masks.
May 3, 2020

Senior-living facility Friendship Village has modern-day "Rosie the Riveters" who are are hard at work sewing masks to not only keep themselves and staff members safe but also the rest of the St. Louis...

Load more stories
South St. Louis County News
Healthy Living