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Giving to Ghana

At the end of 2014, Rev. Michael McIntyre, lead pastor at Living Word Church in Wildwood, challenged church members and friends to spend half of what they would have spent on gifts for family and friends at Christmas and give the other half to children in Ghana who are dying because they lack of basic necessities – clean water, food and medicine.

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Creating social change

A student-led group at Eureka High painted plywood murals of St. Louis and St. Louisans as a way to share feelings about the situation in Ferguson and engage in conversation about social change. Earlier in the year, more than 100 students came together to engage in a discussion about social change and society. The murals are part of a larger movement called #OneEureka and will be displayed at the school for all to see.

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New to ‘Best of West’ – Best Civic Servant

To say somebody is the Best Civic Servant is to say a lot. Not only does it mean they provide a vital service to the community, it requires that they show a dedication and passion for their work and the residents who rely on them.

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‘Best of West’

West Newsmagazine asked, and our readers answered. Here are the 2014 winners of the “Best of West” along with the first and second runners-up.

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Calling all young artists

Students between the ages of 6 and 17 are invited to enter the 2015 International Aviation Art Contest sponsored by the Missouri Department of Transportation.

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Baby who?

The Saint Louis Zoo is looking for help in naming it's newest great ape – a baby orangutan born on Dec. 14. Read more and vote for your favorite name here.

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