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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...

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

March 6, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson It’s hard to believe this far into the presidential race, but the beginning of the presidential election year in Missouri starts March 10 with the Missouri presidential primary. Over the next few months the political parties will be selecting delegates to attend their re...

A new year is a chance to reach your goals, dreams

A new year is a chance to reach your goals, dreams

January 9, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson A New Year! Where did 2019 go? On New Year’s Day I celebrated my 83rd birthday. Eighty-three is an age I did not envision as a young man. Middle age is long behind me. I practiced law for 30 years and then spent eight years in the Missouri House of Representative...

Looking back is a key part of looking ahead to the future

Looking back is a key part of looking ahead to the future

December 19, 2019

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson The last month of the year is the perfect time to look back. Look back? Never, you may say. We are conditioned by society not to look back at the past. We are not going that way, so why let the past ruin the future? I disagree. I find that looking back over m...

Adworth Senior Living plan is OK’d by Planning Commission

The future location of Adworth Senior Living at 1250 and 1301 Adworth Drive. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

November 15, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com South County could get more senior housing in plans under consideration by St. Louis County. The county Planning Commission voted 7-0 last week to recommend approval of a senior living complex at Adworth Drive in South County. Commis...

‘The loneliest holiday’ doesn’t have to be lonely

‘The loneliest holiday’ doesn’t have to be lonely

November 14, 2019

Healthy Living  By Carl Hendrickson  I still remember Nov. 24, 1955, my first Thanksgiving without family. I was 18 years old and finishing Army basic training at Fort Ord, California. Although surrounded by more than 30 other young men in my platoon, I was lonely. In the future I would spend othe...

‘Healthy living’ is not just about our physical fitness

‘Healthy living’ is not just about our physical fitness

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

October 31, 2019

Healthy Living  By Carl Hendrickson  Healthy living! What does it mean? To many the first thing to come to mind is caring for the body. Eating nourishing foods, getting exercise, limiting alcohol intake, periodic doctor visits. My wife, a nurse, makes sure that I eat healthy and limit my intake of ...

Proportional voting could solve the Electoral College

Proportional voting could solve the Electoral College

September 19, 2019

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson The Electoral College has been a topic of discussion ever since the 2016 presidential election. Donald Trump won with a majority of the Electoral College, but not the popular vote. To many this seems unfair. The Electoral College is a body of electors est...

Affton 106-year-old credits her faith as the secret to a long, eventful life

Christian pictured with some of her caregivers, including her great-grandaughter Sarah Heady, bottom left. Photo by Erin Achenbach.

August 9, 2019

By Erin Achenbach Staff Reporter eachenbach@callnewspapers.com  Like many people, Belle Christian has a sweet tooth, especially when it comes to Oreos — her home is never without a package or two of the cookies. But unlike everyone else, Christian is 106 years old and was born the same year Oreo...

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