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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 feel shortchanged or ineffective because he or she is only one person? From the moment of birth to o...

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 living company calls “one of the most inviting and advanced assisted living and memory care buildings in the St. Louis area.” The new 60-apartment building in West County is part of a five-year, $200 million construction project across Friendship Village’s Chesterfield and Sunset Hills campuses. The project includes new independent living apartments, purpose-built assisted living an...

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 an industrial nation. Unfortunately, too many who celebrate Independence Day every July have little ...

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 throughout life. I am the man I am today because of the lessons learned from my father. Hopefully in tu...

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 that come with failure. She stepped outside the comfort zone expected by society and decided to follo...

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

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 between medical care and food. “Your financial gift will enable us to ensure that our elderly...

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 community. Although the Sunset Hills senior living community is currently following shelter-in-place ...

On 107th birthday, St. Louis man is oldest in United States to beat COVID-19

Rudi Heider celebrates his 107th birthday and his successful recovery in beating COVID-19.

May 2, 2020

A 107-year old Chesterfield resident is believed to be the oldest patient in the United States and one of the oldest in the world to recover from the coronavirus. Rudi Heider celebrated his “miraculous” COVID-19 recovery on his 107th birthday, April 29, when he first met all the benchmarks for r...

Healthy Living: Despite coronavirus and social distancing, spring fun continues

From 2017: Hundreds of children flocked to Canaan Baptist Church in Oakville on Saturday for the church’s annual Egg Drop, as thousands of Easter eggs were dropped from a helicopter for children to collect. Besides eggs, the event featured games, bounce houses and food trucks. Above, Jenna Brinkman collects her eggs. Photo by Bill Milligan.

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

April 17, 2020

Many of us have fond Easter memories. Dressing up. A lovely church service. Dinner with family. Our children remember Easter egg hunts in the spring. There were two. A week or two before Easter our subdivision social committee had one on the subdivision common ground for the children. On Easter Sunday...

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