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Editorial | Another way to show respect for life

Respect for life takes many forms, as shown in an article in the Review this week. Rose Gronemeyer, a special education teacher at Sacred Heart School in Florissant for nearly four decades, and several friends opened the Village of the Blue Rose in 2000 to provide a safe, nurturing environment for young adults with special needs — a place where after their education they could live, work and — most of all — grow in body, mind and spirit.

Village of the Blue Rose nurtures young adults with special needs


Tom Friedel wears many hats, but he doesn't mind at all.

The 37-year-old is a restaurant waiter and occasionally helps with cooking duties in the kitchen. He also runs the cash register at an antiques store and flea market.

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