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‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

‘Glory of Missouri’ lives on in past students

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call February 24, 2021

During a thunderstorm in February 1911, lightning struck the Missouri Capitol dome.  The ensuing fire destroyed much of the building. When the Capitol building was reconstructed, the decorating committee...

A new year is the time to create your legacy

A new year is the time to create your legacy

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call January 29, 2021

Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, was reading the newspaper after his brother died and was shocked by the obituary: The story was mistakenly about Nobel himself and read, “The merchant of death...

A true Christmas gift is giving all year round

A true Christmas gift is giving all year round

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call December 11, 2020

December! The days grow shorter and colder. As a child I lived in a coal mining camp in Alaska where the temperatures dropped to the negative double digits and the days were very short.     It was...

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...

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

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

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...

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