Health Capsules: Mixing meds

Mixing meds The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a consumer update to remind people of the potential dangers of mixing medications and dietary supplements. According to the update, taking prescription or over-the-counter medications along with vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements in some cases can pose a health risk because certain supplements can affect the absorption, metabolism ...

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Elizabeth Leath: Parkway Central’s ‘most productive’ lady golfer ever

It was the final trip to state for Parkway Central’s Elizabeth Leath. The Colts senior made it a memorable one. Leath finished second overall in the Class 2 state championship at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin. She fired a 76, falling by one shot to state champion Mariah Peters, of Blue Springs, in what turned out to be just ...

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Plan the perfect party

Low-stress holiday parties When making holiday party plans this year, why not take the pressure off yourself and host a low-stress get-together? Here are some easy-on-the-host party ideas for making spirits bright this holiday season:   Throw a cookie bake-off For a twist on the traditional cookie exchange that’s easier on guests, invite friends over to make cookies with you. ...

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Lafayette graduate meets with kicking success at Illinois State

If Nick Aussieker doesn’t have ice water in his veins, it’s something close. He certainly has nerves of steel. The Illinois State place kicker and Lafayette graduate kicked game-winning field goals on the final play recently in back-to-back road games for the Redbirds. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Aussieker said in a phone interview from Normal. “It was something ...

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Lafayette’s Caroline Pozo finishes flawless sophomore season

Lafayette sophomore Caroline Pozo enjoyed more than a tennis season to remember. She had one for the record books. Pozo won the Missouri State High School Class 2 singles championship. She won all four of her matches at state without losing a set – no opponent earned more than five games off her. Pozo finished her sensational season with a ...

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Rockwood facilities to be discussed at upcoming board of education meeting

Rockwood Superintendent Eric Knost and Chief Financial Officer Tim Rooney plan to make a special presentation to the district’s Board of Education on Nov. 13 in regard to facilities needs districtwide. “We will lay out our findings on facilities needs and recommend a plan to address them going forward,” Knost told the board on Oct. 16. Proposition S, a $38.4 ...

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Francis Howell students selected for honor choir

Multiple Francis Howell High choir students recently were selected for the Metro 8 District Honors Choir. Nearly 290 students from across the Metro 8 District participated in the 2014 auditions, and approximately 160 were selected to participate in this year’s Honors Choir held on Oct. 11. Nine Francis Howell High choir members were selected out of the 18 who auditioned. ...

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Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition highlighted during Red Ribbon Week

Many years ago, Matt Schindler experienced a defining moment in his life – the loss of his best friend to drunk driving. As a guidance counselor at Selvidge Middle, Schindler now uses that tragedy to educate others about the dangers of substance abuse. “My friend Ryan drove drunk and died in a one-vehicle accident,” he explained. “The grief I witnessed ...

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Winter Brothers Material Company presents proposal to Eureka P&Z

Eureka’s Planning and Zoning Commission on Oct. 29 – for the second time in a month – continued public hearings on possible rezoning and a special use permit to allow for a proposed Winter Brothers Material Company sand and gravel extraction and processing plant. The next time P&Z will hear comments is Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. at the Timbers ...

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Answering the call to serve

On Oct. 19, 352 volunteers from Living Word Church in Wildwood came together for Go! Serve St. Louis Day. Adults, youth and children shared their time and talents to complete 25 service projects – 10 on site at the church and 15 out in the community. “It’s great to see our families serving together and taking the church into the ...

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