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‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training at Atonement

Lutheran Church of the Atonement will host “Mental Health First Aid” training on Saturday, April 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. This course uses a program manual, lecture, role-playing and simulations for offering initial help in a mental illness crisis. Trainees learn the common risk factors and warning signs of specific types of illnesses, like anxiety, depression, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, eating disorders, and schizophrenia.

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IWA’s Eight State Basketball Title Is MSHSAA Record, Not School’s

   By Jim Wieners

incarnate word logo   Incarnate Word Academy Basketball has enjoyed the 21st Century in general and the last eight years in particular as the Red Knights become the first girls program to win a Missouri State High School Activities Association record eight titles, seven since 2006, six since 2010 and four in the last five years, as a Class Four team.

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Rance Thomas Elected Chairman of Health Protection and Education Services

Rance Thomas, president of North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice, was recently elected Chairman of the Health Protection and Education Services Board.  This organization, located in University City, provides free health screenings and health education to detect and prevent diseases for the uninsured and underserved individuals in the St. Louis Area.

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Lutheran North Girls Hoops Finishes Third; IWA Seeks Eighth State Title

By Jim Wieners

Lutheran High School North Girls Basketball’s first-ever journey to the Missouri State High School Activities Association Class Three championships was an down and up affair on the University of Missouri campus.

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N. County Churches and FVCC MLK Oratory Contest Winners

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratory Contest Winners with their Certificates and $100 checks at its delayed Dr. King Celebration on Sunday, March 5, 2017.  Back row left to right:  Reece Ellis, Morgan McKenzie, Jennifer Andrade.  Front row left to right:   Barbara Thompson, Jermel Grissom, Melissa Joy Benton, and Dr. Rance Thomas.

The Martin Luther King, Jr., Oratory Contest Winners with their Certificates and $100 checks at its delayed Dr. King Celebration on Sunday, March 5, 2017. Back row left to right: Reece Ellis, Morgan McKenzie, Jennifer Andrade. Front row left to right: Barbara Thompson, Jermel Grissom, Melissa Joy Benton, and Dr. Rance Thomas.

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Columbia-Rock Bridge Football Gets Van Vanatta From Hazelwood Central

By Jim Wieners

After six seasons as Hazelwood Central’s eighth head football coach (11 if you combine Hazelwood Senior High and Hazelwood Central High) Van Vanatta is heading to Columbia to be the head coach at Rock Bridge High School.

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