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It All Started the Day I Met The 5th Dimension

By Devrick LaGrone | November 21, 2018

My story is simple but has taken a lifetime to write. When I was eight years old, I was blessed to have an uncle who was friends with members of the internationally acclaimed pop music and vocal group, The 5th Dimension. For those of us who are old enough to remember, the group was internationally known for their chart-topping songs, such as “Up, Up and Away,” “One Less Bell to Answer,” “Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In,” and “Rock Steady.” At the time, the group’s leader was Ronald Townson, a talented writer, singer and producer hailing from St. Louis, Missouri. One day…

Everything Old Is New

Everything Old Is New Again for Feed My People

By Deb Gaut | July 17, 2018

I pulled into the parking lot at 9 a.m. and parked in front of the brown, nondescript building that houses Feed My People, a well-loved charity in High Ridge, MO.  The physical structure is a rambling, one-story, brick building with a storied past.  I had heard that it served as a funeral home at one time–oddly enough, hosting only a single funeral.  There were whispers of mob connections and allegations of money laundering.  Then, Feed My People purchased the building in 1997.  As a writer, I was intrigued by the unusual history and looked forward to receiving a tour.  Little…