Health Capsules: Dangerous teen trends

St. Luke’s earns women’s health honors St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield recently received the 2014 Women’s Health Excellence Award from Healthgrades, an independent healthcare ratings organization. The award distinguishes the hospital as a top performer in women’s health services, including cardiac care, vascular surgery, stroke care, respiratory services, orthopedic surgery and spine surgery. To determine this year’s Women’s Health Excellence ...

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National Braille Challenger takes third place

Richie Tienter, a third-grade student at Westridge Elementary, placed third at the National Braille Challenge in Los Angeles on June 21. Tienter competed in the freshman group that represents the top 12 scores of third- and fourth-grade students across the nation. “When they announced his name for third place winner freshman division, I don’t know who was more excited – ...

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Amateur golf

Frankie Thomas, who will be a junior this fall at Marquette, showed he will be a force to be reckoned with come spring in golf for the Mustangs. Thomas finished fourth in the Class 4 state tournament in May. He has put himself among the upper echelon of state golfers with his victory in the Missouri Golf Association’s Junior Amateur ...

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De Smet Jesuit’s Jimmy Barton returns for chance to play Mizzou basketball

Jimmy Barton is spending his summer in Columbia getting adjusted and doing what he loves – playing basketball. The De Smet Jesuit graduate and Des Peres native is planning to walk onto the Missouri Tigers this season. The all-time single season and career assist leader at De Smet decided to leave Houston Baptist after his freshman season and play closer ...

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Rockwood graduate studies turtles in Hawaii

Marquette High 2014 graduate Leyna Stemle has a passion for turtles. Earlier this summer, Stemle worked with the St. Louis Box Turtle Project. In partnership with the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowship (TERF) and the Shaw Institute for Field Training (SIFT), she worked with the Saint Louis Zoo and Washington University scientists to better understand turtle ecosystems. In July, Stemle travelled ...

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Eureka High campus suffers vandalism, broken windows and spray paint graffiti

Two windows were broken and multiple surfaces defaced with spray paint at Eureka High overnight on Saturday, July 26. The damage from the vandalism totals $5,000, including the costs of cleanup and replacement materials. Rockwood School District Superintendent Dr. Eric D. Knost addressed the situation on the district’s Facebook page on July 28, saying such actions do not reflect the ...

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Ballwin draws line on yard debris, clutter in carports, porches

The city of Ballwin has approved an ordinance giving its code enforcement personnel what is designed to be a better way to deal with trash, debris and other materials cluttering up residents’ carports, porches or other parts of property outside of any enclosed building. Passage came on a 5-2 vote after discussion focused on the measure’s scope, enforceability and changes ...

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Election Preview: West County

UPDATE: Walter S. Young (R), candidate for St. Louis County Council (District7) has been added to this list of candidates. In anticipation of the Aug. 5 election, West County candidates were invited to answer the following questions: Why are you running and what are your priorities if elected? What are your qualifications for holding public office?

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Creve Coeur Council approves $60,000 for art-inspired bus shelter

Before long, people waiting for a bus at two spots along Olive Boulevard in Creve Coeur will be able to feast their eyes on works of art. And, if one Creve Coeur councilmember has his way, all of the city’s bus shelters will be works of art. The Creve Coeur City Council voted July 14 to spend $60,000 on an ...

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