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St. Louis Call Newspapers

South St. Louis County News

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Healthy Living: A mom’s lessons beyond the comfort zone

Healthy Living: A mom’s lessons beyond the comfort zone

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call May 22, 2024

In a small community in northern Arizona, there is a cemetery. Within that cemetery lies a tombstone that reads, “Margaret Anne Hendrickson, October 27, 1908 – June 10, 2007.” My mother’s grave. Neither...

Healthy Living: The power and art of storytelling

Healthy Living: The power and art of storytelling

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call April 27, 2024

April 27 is National Tell A Story Day when people are encouraged to promote the art of storytelling and to share experiences and perspectives. The stories can be fiction or non-fiction, folklore or tall...

Community newspapers are essential to local businesses, politics, connecting community

Community newspapers are essential to local businesses, politics, connecting community

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call March 21, 2024

Feb. 27 – March 26. The open period for filing as a candidate for political office. All will be candidates on the August ballot. The successful candidates will advance to the ballot in November. In...

Defeating the doldrums of winter

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call February 21, 2024

The winter months. The weather is often cold and gloomy. We tend to spend less time outdoors and reduce our exposure to sunlight. We tend to find that we have low energy and tiredness and begin to lose...

Healthy Living: Becoming a better communicator

Healthy Living: Becoming a better communicator

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call January 26, 2024

January 2024. A new month. The beginning of a new year. It is the month in which many of us make resolutions to lose weight, to eat better, to exercise more, to become a better money manager. For some...

Give the gift of advice this Christmas

Give the gift of advice this Christmas

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call December 15, 2023

As a child growing up in a mining camp in the territory of Alaska, the only way to obtain Christmas gifts was through the Sears Roebuck catalog. I would leave the catalog where my parents could find...

Thanksgiving: The loneliness holiday

Thanksgiving: The loneliness holiday

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call November 22, 2023

Apfelstrudel – German apple strudel – a favorite dessert of my maternal grandmother. It was Thanksgiving 1946. Gathered around the table were my parents, my brother and me along with my maternal grandparents,...

Remembering our first inalienable right

Remembering our first inalienable right

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call October 27, 2023

In my latest column that ran in the Sept. 28 edition of the St. Louis Call, I explained why I thought September was the cruelest month. My younger brother contracted polio in September 1964. He was...

Healthy Living: Remembering the ‘cruelest’ month

Healthy Living: Remembering the ‘cruelest’ month

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call September 28, 2023

In 1922 T. S. Eliot’s famous work “The Waste Land” was first published. This poem was written after the First World War when Europe was a crumbling mess. He opens the poem by stating that the cruelest...

County library, health department partner to provide Narcan kits at library branches

County library, health department partner to provide Narcan kits at library branches

September 3, 2023

The St. Louis County Library and the St. Louis Department of Public Health announced last week that Narcan kits are available at five county library branches, and will expand to all 20 branches by the...

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