Saturday, March 23, 2013
Parkway West High School students collected over $9,000 for both the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Friends of Kids with Cancer.
According to the Parkway School District, Parkway West High School students collected over $9,000 in an effort to help fight childhood cancers. In an news release, Parkway stated that the Make-A-Wish Foundation will receive $7096.08 and Friends of Kids with Cancer will receive nearly $2,000. According to the school newspaper, The West Pathfinder, most of the money was raised at the senior vs. junior Powder Puff game, during Homecoming Week. Students presented the organizations with their checks during a school pep rally earlier this month. (Read The West Pathfinder story here.)
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
A memorial is Sunday for John R. Wiggins, the husband of former Town and Country alderman Patty Wiggins. His family said he passed away March 5 after a brief, but brave battle with cancer.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Town and Country residents Cottrell and Kay Fox gave an estate gift of more than $5 million to the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine.
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Sports editor Dennis Barnidge passed away this weekend. His funeral is Tuesday morning. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports his death comes after a battle with cancer.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
A California man pled guilty to conspiring to distribute altered prescription drugs to physicians across the country, including Abid Nisar of Town and Country.
According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, a California man pleaded guilty Tuesday conspiring to distribute adulterated prescription drugs to physicians across the country, including Abid Nisar of Town and Country. (Read Previous Story: Town and Country Doctor Pleads Guilty To Receiving Misbranded Cancer Drugs) A statement released by the U.S. Attorney's Office said James Newcomb of La Jolla, CA pled guilty Tuesday to one count of conspiring to distribute the adulterated prescription drugs to physicians. Newcomb is set to be sentenced May 25. Newcomb faces up to five years in prison and/or fines up to $250,000 for the conspiracy charge. Prosecutors also made the following statements in Tuesday's news release. According to his plea agreement…
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Caryn Dugan, who teaches plant-based, whole-foods cooking in Town and Country, explains how to make chickpea couscous with cashews.
A plant on every plate—that’s Caryn Dugan’s mission, and it can be a hard one to follow during the holidays. In the onslaught of turkey, stuffing and sweets, Dugan, a vegan cooking instructor in Town and Country, offered a simple and tasty vegetable side recipe: chickpea couscous with cashews. “Don’t be fooled by the list of ingredients,” Dugan said. “Once the vegetables are soft, you add a few more items, turn off the heat and cover until the liquid is absorbed. It’s as close to a fix-it-and-forget it as you can get on the stovetop.” Dugan’s quest for a healthy diet started after college, when she said she decided to “clean up her act” and stop eating the junk food that fuels so many students. She had been eating prepackaged, low-calorie…
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Cal Ripken Jr. visits Town and Country for the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame ceremony.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2011
Kevin Kline, not the actor Kevin Kline, but the actor's nephew, has something amazing to brag about now. Or rather, something else to brag about. The 1988 Oakville High School graduate was inducted into the Energizer Keep Going Hall of Fame by Major League Baseball Hall of Famer Cal Ripken, Jr. Kline was recognized at a ceremony Tuesday at Energizer's Town and Country offices where Ripken acted as the master of ceremonies. Kline was selected out of more than 1,000 nominees. He was inducted into the hall of fame by the first inductee, Cal Ripken, Jr. Ripken retired from professional baseball after playing 2,632 consecutive games. He has since gone on to work in communities nationwide through his foundation and Cal Ripken Baseball. Energizer…
Saturday, June 18, 2011
The West County Relay For Life took place on Queeny Park with more than 300 participants. The event lasted from 6 p.m. Friday to 3 a.m. Saturday.
From 6 p.m. Friday until 6 a.m. Saturday, cancer survivors and their friends and family were scheduled to participated in the West County Relay For Life held in Queeny Park. The event is sponsored by the American Cancer Society which seeks to raise funds for cancer research. Overnight storms cut the event short with it ending around 3 a.m., but the wet weather did not dampen the spirits of those committed to the fight against cancer. (Read Previous Story: Relay For Life Comes to Queeny Park This Weekend) Though the exact numbers are not yet known, Rhonda Travers, co-chair of the event, said at least more than 350 people from O'Fallon to Manchester and other St. Louis County areas registered for the event. Travers said Relay For Life is …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
This week, local parents share their thoughts on a possible cancer connection to cell phones. We want "Patch" readers to share their advice too.
Town and Country-Manchester Patch invites you and your circle of friends to help build a community of support families right here in Town and Country and Manchester. Moms Talk will also be the place to drop in for a talk about the latest parenting hot topic. This week, we start the conversation with a question about recent reports that radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer. CNN and other news organizations report the World Health Organization now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform. Question: Will this news change the way you let kids use and own cellphones? Add your thoughts and advice in the comments box below. If you have a question that you'd like …