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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...

Panthers fall to Wildcats in first home game of delayed season

Above, Mehlville’s Eric Ohmer (No. 2) scores the winning touchdown with less
than two minutes to go in the Oct. 9 game, flanked by Dino Pajazetovic (No. 33) of Oakville.
By Stephen Glover, Sports Reporter October 19, 2020

For the first time since the long-delayed fall football season started Oct. 9, Mehlville hosted a home football game Oct. 16 — but the Panthers suffered a 54-17 setback to Eureka under the glow of Friday...

Return of Oakville and Mehlville football leads to a 24-21 thriller, Panthers victory

Above, Oakville wide receiver Tyler Lanzarini tries to elude a tackle from a Panther.
By Stephen Glover, For the Call October 12, 2020

Local high school football fans deprived of a regularly scheduled season have been patiently waiting for a return to normalcy, and they finally received it last week as Oakville hosted rival Mehlville. Mehlville...

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...

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...

Panthers’ championship dreams dashed in the state quarterfinals

It was pandemonium after the Mehlville High School Panthers boys basketball team won the sectional championship versus Jackson in Hillsboro to make the state’s Elite Eight in March 2019 . After wading into the crowd to celebrate their win, Mehlville’s King Waller and Davion Bradford take selfies with fans. The team went on to lose in the state quarterfinals that year against CBC.
By Stephen Glover, For the Call March 26, 2020

One of the last team sports games played in the country before the full shutdown for the coronavirus was a heartbreak for Mehlville Panthers basketball. After leading 21-20 at halftime in the Missouri...

Women in History: Jessica Grib is a survivor who now helps others

Jessica Grib with her husband Kevin, son Noah and daughter Amelia.
By Bill Milligan and Erin Achenbach March 11, 2020

Some say it takes a village to raise a child, but the birth of Concord resident Jessica Grib’s second child proves that sometimes it takes a village to save the mother. Grib survived massive heart failure...

Flyers soccer team heading for state semifinals after dream ‘19

Lindbergh’s Nick Merlo and Northwest’s Hayden Hatley battle for a loose ball in the Flyers’ 4-2 win at Northwest Nov. 13. Photo by Stephen Glover.
November 20, 2019

By Stephen Glover For the Call This is going down as the season of all seasons for the Lindbergh boys soccer team. The Flyers (17-8-1) are returning to the Missouri Class 4 semifinals for the first...

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