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Dr. Lloyd Thompson, 83, is retiring after working in the region for 50 years. Many of his patients were low-income, minority residents of East St. Louis, Centreville, Sauget and other communities that have trouble attracting young doctors.
Saint Louis University sophomore Conner Highlander, a 19-year-old Maryville native and member of Engineers Without Borders, traveled to Peru in May to build a solar desalination unit to provide clean water to a rural village of roughly 200 people.