Healthy Living

Fathers give us wisdom, starting with riding a bike

By Carl Hendrickson For the Call He died as he lived. Quietly. He was not educated — he had no more than a grammar school education.  His name never appeared in the newspaper until his obituary. He never held public office.  His wealth was not in gold or silver. He simply taught me to ride

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Fenton fire district trains at Friendship Village

Friendship Village Sunset Hills Resident Council President Bill Taylor observes a demonstration of the laser-driven infrared fire extinguisher purchased by the Fenton Fire Protection District in partnership with Friendship Village Sunset Hills. The event this spring at Friendship Village Sunset Hills continues its longstanding training partnership with the Fenton Fire Protection District, according to a

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In appreciation for all our mothers, past and present

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Unassuming. Unselfish. Underappreciated! These words described my mother.  Perhaps they also describe yours, or perhaps they describe you. It is not until we reach adulthood that we truly appreciate all that our mother has given us or done for us, and how unselfishly she labored to make

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MSD offers lower rates for eligible customers

The Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District, or MSD, offers a 50-percent rate reduction to qualified low-income, elderly and disabled customers. To qualify for the Customer Assistance Program, customers must meet the following requirements: • A customer’s total annual income for the previous year must be less than 200 percent of the most recent Health and Human Services (HHS)

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Volunteering benefits both you, community

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Retirement for many means joy, but for others a feeling of loss. I practiced corporate law for almost 30 years and believed that I was accomplishing something of importance despite the many “lawyer jokes” I heard. Then I served in the Missouri Legislature for another eight years.

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Caregivers show the true meaning of love

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Valentine’s Day! Good food, fine wine, scented candles and flowers. He proposed and she accepted. She worked until the first baby was born to accumulate a nest egg for their first house — a house which she soon turned into a home. They had lovely children who

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‘Be the Light’ no matter what the season

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Dec. 6 was his 10th birthday, but it was not just an ordinary birthday spent with family. No, this was going to be a joint birthday party with a good friend and fellow classmate whose birthday was Dec. 7. All their friends and classmates were invited. Can

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Partake of the elixir of youth to stay vibrant

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Several years ago, my wife and I vacationed in St. Augustine, Fla., the oldest city in the United States. It was here that the Spanish explorer, Ponce de Leon, searched for the fabled “Fountain of Youth.” We each were given a drink of water from a tourist

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Columnist’s sage advice stands test of time

“Healthy Living” by Carl Hendrickson For the Call Amazing! It is truly amazing how quickly grandchildren age. Our eldest grandchild turns 18 years old this month. Where have the years gone? He is a senior in high school. This summer was spent visiting college campuses trying to decide which university had the curriculum that best

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