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Call Newspapers celebrates 'Women in History' in 2020

Call Newspapers celebrates ‘Women in History’ in 2020

April 13, 2020

Taking nominations from readers, Call Newspapers featured four women with South County ties as "Women in History" during the month of March. Here's a look back at these extraordinary women and their accomplishments. Enjoy...

Veta Jeffery

Women in History: Midwest BankCentre’s Veta Jeffery develops community

By Bill Milligan, For the Call March 27, 2020

Lemay Bank began its existence early last century by aiding the South County community. Today the bank, now known as Midwest BankCentre, has taken that challenge countywide. Midwest BankCentre Senior...

Tamara Sunkett

Women in History: New Oakville principal destined to be a teacher, loves job in Oakville

By Erin Achenbach, Staff Reporter March 17, 2020

From the very beginning, Oakville High School Principal Tamara Sunkett knew she was destined to be a teacher. Both of the East St. Louis native’s parents were educators, and Sunkett grew up around the...

Jessica Grib with her husband Kevin, son Noah and daughter Amelia.

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

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...

Women in History: Mayor Pat Fribis has long history of service

Women in History: Mayor Pat Fribis has long history of service

April 4, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call Sunset Hills Mayor Pat Fribis has been associated with city government for 35 of her 39 years as a resident. Her first involvement in politics was when she went door-to-door...

Women in History: Day care teacher’s life is all about the children

Women in History: Day care teacher’s life is all about the children

March 28, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call Judy Holley is anything but an ordinary woman. You might call her an ordinary hero who truly wants to make a difference with the young children of her community. The day...

Pictured above: Samantha Apple takes 4th place at the state wrestling tournament.

Women in History: Samantha Apple is blazing the way for new female wrestlers, all the way to state finals

March 21, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call In south county’s own version of the movie “Fighting with My Family,” a female wrestler at Mehlville High School is trailblazing her way through competition after...

Enid Barnes. Photo Courtesy of the Sappington-Concord Historical Society.

Women in History: Enid Barnes has made history come to life at Sappington House for last five decades

March 13, 2019

By Bill Milligan For the Call wmilligan@callnewspapers.com Enid Chandler Barnes has been a volunteer at the Sappington House in Crestwood for the past 50 years, and today she’s working to get back...

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