Operation Round Up

Grant helps grow Seeds of Hope program

When Kathy Thompson first started working at LINC St. Charles County, she saw an early childhood center that was in need of some improvements.

Grant helps grow Seeds of Hope program

“Thirteen years ago, it was more like babysitting,” recalled Thompson, the executive director at the Wentzville-based agency. “Now over the past three to five years, it has become more preparation for kindergarten.”

Home Sweet Home

Later this year, Habitat for Humanity of St. Charles County officials and volunteers will trade in their hammers and hard hats and celebrate the completion of a new home.

The Cuivre River Electric Community Trust will have played a role when they keys are passed to the new homeowners.

'It's their vacation'

Thousands of children and adults will journey to Wonderland Camp this summer to have a safe, fun experience.

A group from Pike County is eager for their summertime fun. For some, it might mean the first time to be away from their family or caregivers.

Baskets of Joy

In 2004, Karen Mesler challenged students in her eighth-grade religion class to come up with an idea for a service project.

She wanted them to collect enough items to fill 12 baskets for less-fortunate children at Easter. By the time they were done, 25 baskets were ready to be delivered.

'Bigger than a T-shirt'

When a new student walks the hallways of Troy South Middle School for the first time, there can be plenty of nerves. It means a new school, a new teacher and new friends.

However, administrators and staff are ready to calm any fears. Every student in the school receives a spirit shirt as a way to demonstrate that they are included.

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