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January 30, 2019

A meal for a meal

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TangoTab app, which donates to local food pantries every time a user dines out, looks to expand into St. Louis region By Charlotte Beard Many people are familiar with the annual dining-out fundraisers, such as Dining Out for Life that supports AIDS service organizations, or dining out events that may support other causes. However, most people may not be aware of the mobile app associated with various dining out restaurants around St. Louis that can provide some support to local food pantries all year long. TangoTab, founded by Andrea Angel, was launched as an app in Dallas, Texas in late 2013 and became available in St. Louis in 2018. “TangoTab started in Dallas and we are expanding around the country,” stated Nick Marino, Director of Social Change. “Currently we do not have a footprint in St. Louis but there are restaurants there (that can be ac-

cessed via the app); we just don’t have a lot of users. We haven’t been able to (donate) in the St. Louis area, but we do want people to know that it is available to use. Once that starts picking up that’s when we hope to make those donations to local areas.” St. Louis residents can dine with a cause at local restaurants such as Jack in the Box, Denny’s, Sonic Drive-In, and Longhorn Steakhouse (just to name a few) when they check in with the app upon arrival to the participating restaurant. Marino states, “We do meal for a meal. The cost of a meal for a food organization, that’s what we donate to them. So, whenever you dine out that’s how much we would donate through a monetary donation, or that

we would put towards the food garden. For example, at The Bridge in Dallas, we haven’t been donating monetary funds directly to them. We’re building them a garden. So, from the funds (they would have received) we’ve compiled it (to) build an entire community a garden at The Bridge shelter, which will then provide a ton of food for a long time compared to (what would be received for) one meal. We’ll be building community gardens in areas around the country. We’ll be building one in Tulsa later this year, one in Houston, and other places.” For dining out purposes, after a patron logs onto the TangoTab app from their See ‘MEAL’ page 2

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mobile device they will find an option to access a list of local restaurants from which to choose. At the bottom of the selection the patron selects the “Count Me In” button. After arrival at the restaurant, the last step is to press ‘TANGOTAB IT’ at the bottom of the screen. “(Restaurants) pay a monthly flat fee and that is how we earn our money. We never ask for donations. So, the app is free to use for consumers and we make our money from the restaurants paying us to be on the app. That’s how we’re able to donate as well.” There are three different pricing plans available to restaurants that desire to be listed on the app for patrons. TangoTab has a very specific way of choosing its local food pantry partnerships. Marino stated, “There’s a great organization here called Com-

munities Foundation of Texas; they have a great framework on how to select organizations.” The framework shows them how to look at the organization’s potential to align with TangoTab’s vision. TangoTab looks at many factors as well as the sustainability of the potential food pantry for partnership. Their focus is to partner with farms, community gardens and organizations that are providing nourishing food to people in need. TangoTab states that to date a little more than three million people have been fed around the country due to the usage of the app and their other initiatives such as their Feed the City program, which can be hosted in any city. For more information about TangoTab and its various ways to get involved for local impact, visit www.tangotab.com.

Three Kings Pub nominated best airport bar in North America With three locations serving the Delmar Loop, Des Peres, and South County, Three Kings Pub recently expanded into their fourth location at St. Louis Lambert International Airport last summer. Three Kings Pub was one of 15 airport locations were nominated by Airport Experience News (AXN) in USA Today’s 10 Best Readers’ Choice poll for 2019.

The winning locations will be announced at the Airport Experience Conference on Feb. 27, in Las Vegas. Three Kings Pub is located in Terminal 2 (Concourse E) of St. Louis Lambert International Airport. Three Kings Pub is best known for serving local beers and handmade cocktails alongside a menu of gourmet pub fare.

COMMUNITY VOICES Playing with STEM By Tasmyn Front Two very different entities – the National Science and Technology Council (NSTC), and the Toy Association – recently released reports that affirmed all the convictions that the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has been acting upon for the past 15 years. Both reports contained similar goals: creating a more vibrant and skilled STEM workforce and exploring what that would look like on a national level. While many more resources are needed to fully carry out this shared vision, the Challenger Learning Center, along with network of over 40 Centers worldwide, has been collectively helping to inspire our future generation of innovators for over 30 years. The NSTC’s five-year plan outlines a strategy “where all Americans will have lifelong access to high-quality STEM education and the United States will be the global leader in STEM literacy, innovation, and employment”. That plan has three overarching goals: (1) build strong foundations for STEM literacy, (2) increase diversity, equity, and inclusion in STEM, and (3) prepare the STEM workforce for the future. It encourages an interdisciplinary approach to engage students in real-world challenges and the use of simulation-based learning. At the core of the Challenger Learning Center’s programming are simulated space missions, where students must use science skills to collect and analyze soil and rock samples, technology skills to program a

rover, engineering skills to assemble and wire a space probe, and math skills to compute things such as the estimated time to reach Mars. While all schools, community groups, businesses and families are welcome to take part in these programs, much of Challenger’s resources are dedicated to ensuring groups currently under-resourced in STEM can participate. While the NSTC report focused on outcomes, the Toy Association’s report examined ways to attract and inspire interest in STEM fields. It highlighted the importance of play, which can develop an “intrinsic motivation,” which can inspire a passion for a future career in STEM. And play is not just for kids; as adults, play can continue to “enrich our lives, our brain, and our relationships throughout our lifetime.” The Toy Association’s report also listed 10 benefits of play as it relates to STEM skills, which included elements such as “taking healthy risks, hands-on work, and having experiences that help kids realize and relate STEAM skills to the world around them.” These attributes are also inherently a part of what students experience when they come to the Challenger Learning Center, where they are immersed in an environment that looks and feels like a spaceship and get to “play” the role of an astronauts, scientists, and engineers on a space mission. The opportunity to step into a different role and experience the pure joy and excitement of accomplishing their mission gives students

the confidence -- and, at times, their first realization -- that they can be successful in in career paths they would have otherwise not considered. This can provide a lasting imprint that can motivate them to pursue a future STEM pathway. While it is imperative that our future generation be given the STEM skills that will enable them to compete in the new global economy, it is important that we don’t forget about the value of imagination and play. Even Albert Einstein recognized that when he said, “The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge, but imagination.” Tasmyn Front is the Executive Director of the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis and has over 25 years of experience in informal science education. Since 2002, Tasmyn has led a team of dedicated educators, managers, and volunteers at the Challenger Learning Center to develop and facilitate award-winning programs, which have been recognized both locally and nationally. Tasmyn serves on the board of directors for New City School, Challenger Center for Space Science Education, and the Jewish Community Relations Council, and as a steering committee member of the St. Louis STEM Ecosystem. The opinions expressed in this column are the columnist’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.


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Women’s health workshop brings awareness to community Empowering a community with knowledge. That was the focus of the Hazelwood School District’s Women’s Health Workshop on Jan. 10. The district partnered with Dr. Lannis Hall to provide a free, hour-long presentation on women’s health and breast cancer awareness for the community. Hall is the Director of Radiation Oncology at Siteman Cancer Center in St. Peters and Assistant Professor of Clinical Radiation Oncology at the Washington University School of Medicine; she spoke about the alarming trends and increased rates at which breast cancer affects African-American women in the St. Louis region, and how all women can access treatment and spread awareness. An audience of about 40 people listened in and later asked questions and shared some of their own experiences with Hall. Among the attendees was Gretchen Smith, a two-time cancer survivor and board member for Valeda’s Hope, a St. Louis-based group dedicated to educating women on health issues. For Smith, it’s a matter of taking her story and empowering women to help one another. “When I was diagnosed with cancer in 2016, I was so afraid and I felt like I was frozen in time,” she said. “But now my ears are different and I’m hearing it differently, and I just realize the importance of it even more, and how important it is for us to have this conversation.” Hall spoke about a number of facts and figures related

Photo courtesy Hazelwood School District Dr. Lannis Hall addresses the audience at Hazelwood School District’s Women’s Health Workshop on Jan. 10.

to breast cancer, many of which might be eye-opening to those hearing them for the first time. For example, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in women, with 230,000 diagnosed annually in the U.S. Hall also noted that African-American women are more likely to develop the disease before the age of 45, and African-American and Hispanic women are 30 to 60 percent more likely to have a later stage of the disease at the time of diagnosis. Attendees also learned about risk factors related to breast cancer, and the various facilities and providers available to women in the area. The Jan. 10 workshop was one of four workshops giv-

en by Hall in the district; she gave presentations to girls at all three Hazelwood high schools in October and November. Most importantly, Hall emphasized that she hopes these workshops can serve as the start of a movement, one that inspires women of all ages to take action for the sake of their own health and for that of others. After attending the workshop, Smith wholeheartedly agrees. “For us to sit here and get this information, to hold onto it and not pass it on, that’s what we can’t do,” she said. “I share this information all the time and pass it on.”

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Pedal the Cause funds seven new cancer research projects in St. Louis Research on colon cancer, breast cancer and acute myeloid leukemia are among the seven projects that will benefit from $2.1 million in new grants announced by Siteman Cancer Center through its Siteman Investment Program. Pedal the Cause is the major contributor of funds for these grants, which seed some of the most promising and innovative ideas in cancer research. In 2018, 3,598 riders, 1,200 volunteers, and over 40,000 donors made this possible with a total donation of $4,524,521 to Siteman Cancer Center and Siteman Kids at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Since 2010, Pedal the Cause has donated over $24.3 million to these two beneficiaries, funding 116 cancer research projects – 87 adult and 29 pediatric. One project, led by John Welsh, MD, PhD, an As-

sistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Section of Stem Cell Biology at the Washington University School of Medicine, aims to determine if two existing acute myeloid leukemia (AML) drugs are more effective when administered in combination. This project focuses on completing the required pre-clinical studies needed to form the justification for future clinical trials in AML. Another project, led by Rebecca Aft, MD, PhD; Mark Watson, MD, PhD; and Leonel Hernandez-Aya, MD, will work to better understand how to develop new therapies to eliminate disseminated tumor cells in triple negative breast cancer patients in order to prevent the breast cancer from metastasizing. “These new projects are going deeper than ever before into the discoveries and advances that will com-

pound to one day provide cures for cancer,” says Jay Indovino, Executive Director of Pedal the Cause. “As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Pedal the Cause in 2019, we are so proud of our community for all they have done and continue to do to fund this vital research that is changing the course of cancer.” “The funds we receive from Pedal the Cause are vitally important to our world-class cancer research and translational cancer care,” says Nick Fisher, Executive Director of Research & Business Administration at Siteman Cancer Center. “Our Washington University scientists and physicians work hard to transform this incredible donation into a new wave of discoveries aimed at treating, preventing and curing patients for years to come.”

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Northwest Views: Your favorite seat on the airplane By Valeda Keys What are your travel plans for 2019? Where are you planning to go? Will you stay local or take a flight somewhere. Either way, you should be preparing for your travel plans now for 2019. I highly recommend all of you to plan a vacation in the year 2019, even if it consists of a staycation? Change your scenery.... What is a staycation? A staycation, or “holistay” is a vacation in which an individual or family stays home and participates in leisure activities within driving distance of their home and does not require overnight accommodations. Alternatively, and commonly in UK usage, it is a holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad. I would even suggest staying at a relative’s house for a few days. This would be great for overdue bonding time. When taking trips, especially if it is business, please make sure you find some “me” time. Oftentimes, we have did everything for everybody and self was not included. Those days are over. Repeat after me “include self.” Making a massage appointment, mani and pedi is good too while you are on vacation. Self-care is a must. We deserve to take care of ourselves while taking care

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of others. Taking a vacation has many benefits:

• Best seat for traveling with kids – a bulkhead seat with the kids by the window.

1. Stress reliever

• Best seat for safety conscious – a seat towards the back of the plane.

2. Reduce the risk of coronary heart disease 3. Lowers blood pressure 4. Better sleep 5. Improved productivity Back to your favorite seat on the airplane? Which seat is it? My favorite seat is the middle seat. I know why it’s my favorite, too. According to https://millionmilesecrets.com, here are the best seats on an airplane: • Best seat for a smooth ride – a seat over the wing. • Best seat for sleepers – a window seat near the front. • Best seat for folks who like legroom – an aisle seat in the second exit row.

In conclusion, find time to take a break, find your favorite seat on the airplane. You deserve it. Make 2019 one of the best years of your life. If it is to be, guess who it’s up to? Valeda Keys, breast cancer survivor twice before the age 40, upcoming author, founder of Valeda’s Hope www.valedashope.org The opinions expressed in this column are the columnist’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

• Best seat for a/c power – any middle seat (this is why I love the middle

- Groundhog Day By Norma Susie Meyer

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Christmas 2018 has come and gone. New Year 2019 right after rolled along. January winter with its record snow, record cold very Blistery this year. We are shivering and wearing layers and layers of our winter gear. The month of February is approaching fast. Groundhog Day comes to see how long winter will last. Feb. 2 is supposed to be a predictor of the weather ‘tis true. Who would have thought that a groundhog could be a meteorologist too? Some believe and wish for a sunny day. To find out when Spring will be on its way. Each year the guessing is the same. The groundhog is in control of this game. If a shadow is not seen six more weeks of bad weather. If a shadow does appear. Winter will soon disappear. Or is it the other way around. The groundhog makes us look like a clown. No matter, if it is sunshine or a cloudy day. What people believe really doesn’t matter either way. Mother Nature and Jack Frost will decide when winter ends. But, isn’t it fun to predict the outcome amongst friends. Norma Susie Meyer is 85 years old and has been writing poetry since the age of seven. She is a resident of Maryland Heights and a member of the St. Louis Writers Guild. In 2012, two of her poems were entered into the Library of Congress under Poets For Change.

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Bommarito Automotive Group gives generous donation to Hazelwood Firefighters’ Operation Christmas Glow Bommarito Automotive Group presented an oversized check for $1,000 to Hazelwood Firefighter/Paramedics on Jan. 9, to represent the generous donation it made to their “Operation Christmas Glow” program. The Hazelwood Firefighters’ Community Outreach Program created “Operation Christmas Glow” to help out needy families living in the city of Hazelwood this holiday season. One of their major donors in 2018 was the Bommarito Automotive Group which donated $1,000 to this worthy cause. “This generous donation from Bommarito was huge! It enabled us to help at least four or five needy families. We didn’t just use the money to buy Christmas gifts, but we tried meeting their basic needs such as paying past due utility bills, rent, car repairs and/or medical

bills,” Hazelwood Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Glenn said. The families were ecstatic about being on the receiving end of the firefighters’ generosity during their time of need. This was the first year for implementing “Operation Christmas Glow” for the Hazelwood Firefighter/Paramedics. They plan to make this an annual campaign which follows their “Operation Warm” project in November. In 2018, they donated over 40 new winter coats to students of local elementary schools that needed one because their families couldn’t afford it. The amount of kids they helped this past year was larger than in 2017. They anticipate “Operation Christmas Glow” will reach more families year after year as the amount of donors and their contributions continue to increase annually. “Participating in Hazelwood Firefighters’ ‘Operation Christmas Glow’ allowed us to move a lot

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of hearts this holiday season along with a lot of metal (vehicles),” Bommarito’s Director of Corporate Partnerships & Program Sales Kevin Hall said. Bommarito’s North County platforms sold

over 16,000 vehicles in 2018 alone. “So we’re moving a lot of metal for sure and we want everyone to know we love doing business in the city of Hazelwood,” Hall added.

Free Career AdviCe: Good is better than great By Robert Schrautemeier

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One of my favorite bands is Supergrass. I also love Supertramp. My favorite Oasis song is “Supersonic.” Musicians tend to think in terms of superlatives, and in many cases the result is fitting. You don’t hear anyone bragging about their love for the band Semisonic, and even though Neutral Milk Hotel’s second album is pretty good, their terrible name doomed them from the start. So the moral of the story is shoot for the stars when naming your band, and including the prefix “super” might actually help somehow. But the music business does not reflect the actual world of business. In everyday workplaces, it is atypical for a person to be reputed for consistently being “great” at anything. Take a moment to think about your workplace relationships. Let’s start with something mundane, like your dentist. You might refer your friends and family to your favorite dentist and tell them how lucky you are. “You should try her,” you say. “She really is awesome,” you say. But is she actually solving the world’s most impossibly difficult dental problems? If you are honest with yourself, the answer is probably “no.” Then why do you still consider this person to be the best? In business and in life, being consistently good is what really sets someone apart. The fact that your dentist does a darn good job of cleaning your teeth every time and has a friendly staff… well, that’s why you love her. Notice the word “every” in that last sentence. Would you trade that dentist for another that is the BEST (world class!) at cleaning your teeth but really isn’t very good with root canals or fillings? I wouldn’t. We crave

the help of someone that is good at what they do, and they show up every day ready to do a good job. Your employer is no different. Your customers are no different. Most of us have acquaintances that really are spectacular at certain things. When you find yourself in a pinch, this person is your ace in the hole. You wouldn’t trade their help for the world on that particular day. But where is that person the other 364 days of the year? This person fixed your problem today, and thank goodness, but what about the other folks that are helping you and supporting you every single day? Now it’s time to turn the tables on our thinking. What kind of person are you? Do you sitout while life passes by, knowing that you can hit a home run every once in a while? I would argue that we should all strive to be present in the lives of our family and work, and being GOOD every day is much better than being great every once in a while. Robert Schrautemeier is busy selling plumbing, valves and pipe to customers in the St. Louis area, and he has loved doing so for more than 12 years. How he finds time to write articles for this publication and speak on these topics is a mystery to his wife and five children. Reach out to him at Robert.Schrautemeier@ferguson.com. The opinions expressed in this column are the columnist’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.


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New Technology Offers Stronger Bones for ALL Ages! DID YOU KNOW that gymnasts, pound for pound, have the strongest most powerful bodies? This is because every time a gymnast “strikes” the ground, they are driving multiples of bodyweight of force up through their musculoskeletal systems. This high impact force triggers bone and muscle tissue growth at the cellular level….and GUESS WHAT?? You don’t have to be a gymnast to get these results! OsteoStrong offers a new, proprietary technology that allows people of almost any age/fitness level to get the BENEFITS of this high impact force in a safe, quick, pain free session! WHO BENEFITS FROM OSTEOSTRONG?

• Everyone with a skeletal system!! But more specifically….. • People concerned with osteopenia/osteoporosis, including loss of bone density from cancer treatments. • Athletes of all ages who need to be at the top of their game. (High school and college athletes do extremely well with the OsteoStrong program!)

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Pallottine Renewal Center celebrates 50th anniversary

• People suffering with joint/back pain • People concerned with loss of strength and balance • Weekend Warriors – cyclists, swimmers, 5K/10K/ marathoners, Tough Mudders, CrossFitters – and everybody wanting to have the best physical bodies possible! ALL IN LESS THAN 10 MINUTES — PAIN FREE — ONLY ONE SESSION PER WEEK! Yes, you read that right. OsteoStrong sessions are once a week, quick and sweat free (no workout clothes needed!) AND pain free. It’s not too good to be true, and to prove it all OsteoStrong locations offer a complimentary session for anyone who wants to try it! FREE! From age 9 – 99, members are experiencing profound changes within their physical capabilities that they never thought was possible! Schedule your FREE session, and tell everyone you love to do the same. OsteoStrong is providing life changing results that everybody needs to know about!

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Pallottine Renewal Center in Florissant reaches an important milestone in 2019 – 50 years of welcoming guests onto its 83-acre campus for retreats, conferences, meetings and programs. Pallottine offers large and small groups the capabilities of a conference center and the comforts of home, allowing guests to reflect with God, refresh their spirit and renew their faith. In this fast-paced, high-stress world, where we are all tethered to devices offering us unprecedented amount of information, it is important to take time to let your mind and body rest and feed your spirituality. Break the chain of constant connectivity – recharge your employee’s creativity and energy with a corporate retreat. The center is Catholic in identity but interfaith in ministry, welcoming people of all faiths. A ministry of the Pallottine Missionary Sisters, the center’s mission of hospitality is alive and embraced and carried out by staff. “The Pallottine sisters built the center with incredible foresight, designing it on the concept that

everyone needs to balance mind, body and spirit,” says Marillyn Webb, Executive Director. Included in the design is a heated indoor pool, a full size gymnasium, 54 bedrooms, walking trails and a chapel-in-the-round which places all worshipers within 35 feet of the alter. Join us in 2019 for our celebration campaign with events planned all year long. Registration is Registration is open – visit our website: www.pallottinerenewal.org.

15270 Old Halls Ferry Road Florissant, MO 63034 314-837-7100

It’s show time!

Sleep for your heart’s sake

The 2019 RV Season officially began with the annual St. Louis Vacation and Travel Show at the St. Louis Convention Center, Jan. 31 through Feb. 3. The 42nd annual show was sponsored by the Midwest Gateway RV Dealers Association, the group of locally, family owned RV Dealers. Parts and Accessories. One of the shows most popular features is the large RV parts store set up and operated by Byerly RV. Hundreds of RV Parts are on display and for sale. The model store is larger and more complete than found in most dealerships. But it is a fraction of the size of Byerly’s Parts and Accessory store in Eureka, Missouri. Largest RV Selection. Byerly displayed 40 models representing 28 different brands and models of RVs ranging from the versatile Sylvan Sport toy-hauler tent trailer in the $10,000 price range to the luxurious Phaeton Diesel Motorhome in the $400,000 range. Why 28 different brands? RV manufactures are creative dream makers. Byerly is your portal to the great diversity of designs and leading brands such as Coachmen, Winnebago, Tiffin Allegro, Thor and Forest River. Byerly is again the states leading seller of motorhomes, but also offers selection among competitive models of travel trailers, fifth wheels and sport utility vehicles. Unlike many dealers who target entry level, first-time buyer trailers , Byerly offers these, but our success is based upon retaining customers through their entire RV experience…”for the rest of your life, you gotta be

Sleep is important for overall heart health. It’s important that we allow our bodies the chance to rest and relax. Deep sleep allows your heart rate and blood pressure to decrease, which provides the tone your heart needs in order to properly function and regulate itself, according to Elie Azrak, MD, an SSM Health cardiologist at DePaul Hospital. It also improves your mood and the overall well-being of your body. The effects of poor sleep are almost immediate. Just one night of inadequate sleep can leave you feeling tired and fatigued and your heart rate and blood pressure tend to be higher. If poor sleep becomes habitual, you’ll see the daily effects become long-term, leading to a higher risk of cardiac rhythm disorders, higher heart rates, higher blood pressure and an increased risk for coronary artery disease. In fact, recent large-scale studies have proven a direct correlation between sleep and your long-term risk of developing coronary artery disease and hypertension. How much sleep is enough? The answer isn’t the same for every person. However, we do know that somewhere between seven to nine hours per night is optimal. On the other hand, studies have shown that sleeping more than 11 hours per day also can be detrimental to your health. One of the most important things you can do on a daily basis is exercise. Not only does exercise improve your heart’s overall health, it will also improve your sleep. However, intense aerobic activity right before bed can make it harder for your body to calm itself to

there…in a Byerly RV.” Open Lot. Byerly’s sales representatives are experienced and dedicated to helping you make the right purchasing decision. You are free to walk around and explore. You shouldn’t feel the high pressure when entering the slow lane of RV fun. Enjoy your visit to Byerly RV, “The Center of the RV World” in Eureka, Missouri. And check us out on Facebook and at www.byerlyrv.com.

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sleep. Other tips to improve your sleep include limiting screen time a few hours before bed; reducing your caffeine intake, especially in the afternoon and evening hours; and not eating Elie Azrak, MD late in the evening past 7 pm. Finally, try reading, meditating or doing yoga to help your body relax and wind down. At the end of the day, remember that it’s more than just a break from the busyness of life – deep, restorative sleep is healthy. Kinsey Dinnel, MD has an office located at 7840 Natural Bridge Road. To schedule an appointment you can find him online at www. ssmhealth.com or give his office a call at 314833-3546.

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Send your event to editor@mycnews.com and we'll print it! EVENTS Feb. 8: Valentine’s dinner and dance

Valentine’s dinner and dance takes place at Eagan Ctr. in Florissant from 5 – 9 p.m. Cost is $12 per person (resident) $15 per person (non-resident). Price includes admission, dinner and light snacks; beer, wine and soda available for purchase. Call Senior Office in Florissant City Hall, 314-8397605 for tickets and information.

Feb. 9: Winter Ball Karneval

The St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. organization will hold their 59th anniversary, at their 32nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval event - this year with the theme of “Hollywood Red Carpet”- taking place from 6 p.m. until midnight at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel at 9801 Natural Bridge Road in St. Louis. Immediately following the Winter Ball, a ticketed after party will commence from 11:30 p.m. until 2 a.m. at the Renaissance

St. Louis Airport Hotel, featuring German food and Gemütlichkelt, German beer and wine and live entertainment from the SLSSC Band. The funds raised through the Winter Ball Karneval support the organization’s cultural, educational and business/ trade events and programming for members and the general public alike. Tickets to the 32nd Annual Winter Ball Karneval event are $85 per person and include complimentary parking and breakfast the following morning. The after party tickets are $25 per person. To purchase tickets online visit www.stl4stuttgart.com or contact Harrison Billy at 314-609-6734.

Feb. 16: Free concert

Justin B. Funk presents “A Love Affair” with Funksession featuring Thedarox from 7 – 9 p.m. at Hwy 67 BBQ at 1752 New Florissant Rd. in Florissant. Free entry and all ages are welcome. For more information call 314-455-2999.

RECURRING EVENTS

call Al at 314-993-6134.

Any time: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine by appointment

Mondays-Thursdays: Volunteers needed

#1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314-921-7582, Vicki Wittman Email: vicray01@aol.com.

Monthly: Free legal services

Every month CORP Legal Services provides: legal document preparations such as wills, deeds and power of attorneys at no cost to St. Louis County seniors 60 years and older. There is an income limit. Contact the coordinator at 314-615-0931 for more information.

Weekdays: Food pantry volunteers needed

The Harvey Kornblum Jewish Food Pantry is in need of ongoing adult volunteers to sort food, stock shelves and shop with clients. Two-to-four hour shifts are available, Monday-Friday 8:45 a.m.-3:45 p.m. To learn more or to join this fun group, contact Chelsey Banaskavich at 314-513-1674 or cbanaskavich@jfcs-stl.org.

Weekdays: Volunteer drivers

The St. Louis County Older Resident Programs need volunteer drivers who live in St. Louis County to give a few hours during the day to provide transportation to and from doctor’s appointments for our senior residents of St. Louis County that lives near you! No weekends and mileage reimbursement is available. Call today at 314615-4516.

Mondays: Choral Art Singers

Choral Arts Singers resume practice on Mondays, at 7 p.m. at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd. in Lake St. Louis. This session will include performance at St. James Cathedral, Chicago on June 25. New singers are welcome. Auditions are not required. See www.concertarts.org.

Mondays: City council meetings

City of Pine Lawn holds regular city council meetings at city hall at 6250 Steve Marre Ave. in Pine Lawn on the second Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

Mondays: Workshop meetings

City of Pine Lawn holds regular workshop meetings at city hall at 6250 Steve Marre Ave. in Pine Lawn on the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. The meetings are open to the public.

Mondays: A cappella singers

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All men who like to sing are invited to come sing with us, The Men of Harmony. We practice every Monday night at 7 p.m. at 5500 Parker Road which is the first house on Uthe Lane. We sing four-part harmony a capella (without accompaniment ). We sing some traditional songs, as well as show tunes and more contemporary music. We do perform for the public at various functions. Persons interested can come right on in or for more information

Community Action Agency of St. Louis County is in need of volunteers to stock shelves, sort food shipments and pack bags for Food Pantry Clients Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. Two to four hour shifts are available. If you are interested, please contact Cheryl Piece at 314-446-4440 or cpiece@caastlc.org for additional information.

Tuesdays: Chair Zumba

Chair Zumba every Tuesday from 2:15 – 3 p.m. at The Bridge At Florissant at 1101 Garden Plaza Dr. (Parker @ Arlington). For more information call 314-831-0988.

Tuesdays: Choir rehearsals

The St. Louis Chordinals, a women’s a cappella chorus, rehearse every Tuesday evening from 7 - 9:30 p.m. at Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church at 12397 Natural Bridge Rd. in Bridgeton (next to the Bridgeton Government Center). For more information call Linda at 314-839-3495 or visit stlouischordinals.org.

Tuesdays: Vietnam Veterans Association meeting

Chapter 794 Vietnam Veterans Association meets on the third Tuesday of each month at VFW Post 4105 at 410 St. Francois in Florissant. Meetings start at 7 p.m. For more information contact Walter Kaiser at 314-921-2132.

Tuesdays: TOPS (Take off pounds sensibly)

of supportive ladies. Meetings are on Wednesday mornings beginning at 9:15 a.m. at Florissant Church of Christ, 16460 New Halls Ferry Rd. in Florissant. If interested, please contact Shirley at 314-895-3528 for more information.

Every Wednesday: Bingo Morning at Florissant Elks Lodge #2316

Florissant Elks Lodge #2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd. in Florissant. Doors at 7:30 a.m., games begin at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 314.921.2316.

Bridgeton Trails Library Branch Programs:

3455 McKelvey Rd., St. Louis, 314.994.3300. Story Time: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 9 months to 2 yrs. Room 1 (Lap Time); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3–5. Room 2; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3–5. Room 1.

Florissant Senior Citizens’ Bingo Clubs: 314.839.7604. Every 1st Wednesday of the Month: Stroke Support Group

3-4 p.m., Center for Senior Renewal, Detrick Building 1st floor, 11133 Dunn Rd. For more information, contact Jamie Stevens at 314.653.5331.

Thursdays: Bingo

Community Bingo at the Bridge At Florissant, at 1101 Garden Plaza Drive (intersection of Parker and Arlington) takes place on the fourth Thursday of each month from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. There will be snacks and prizes. For more information call 314-831-0988.

From 9:15 - 10:30 a.m. located at John F. Kennedy Center/Henry Koch Ctr., Howdershell Rd. at Charbonier Rd., Florissant. For more info contact Paul or Connie McConnell, 314-831-5476.

Thursdays: Quilting guild

Every 4th Tuesday of the month: Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335 meeting

Thursdays: Korean War Veterans Association meeting If you had military service in Korea between Sept. 3, 1945 and the present you are cordially invited to a meeting of Chapter 4, North County Korean War Veterans Association. Meetings take place at the VFW Post 4105 at 410 St. Francois in Florissant on the first Thursday of the month, starting at 7 p.m. For more information contact Walter Kaiser at 314-921-2132.

6:30pm, Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335, at the Bellefontaine Neighbors Community Center at 9669 Bellefontaine Rd. Those interested in membership are invited to attend.

Every Tuesday: Bingo Evening at Florissant Elks Lodge #2316

Doors at 4:30 p.m., games begin at 6pm, Florissant Elks Lodge #2316, 16400 New Halls Ferry Rd. in Florissant. For more information, call 314.921.2316.

Wednesdays: TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)

TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) meets from 6 p.m. -7:30 p.m. at St. Andrews United Methodist Church at 3975 N. Hwy 67 in Florissant. For more information contact Norma at 314-306-4731.

Wednesdays: Are you interested in losing weight?

Check out TOPS #361 Florissant group

Every third Thursday of the month the Flower Valley Quilting Guild meets at 7 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church at 123 Carson Road in Ferguson.

Thursdays: Blood pressure checks

Free blood pressure checks monthly at Life Care Center of Florissant at 1201 Garden Plaza Dr. (off Parker Rd.) in Florissant every third Thursday of the month. Call 831-3752 for more information.

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Every Thursday City Voices Chorus, a women’s chorus singing four-part a cappella harmony, meets at Church of the Good Shepherd at 1166 S. Mason Rd. in St. Louis. Members come from the entire bi-state region. Call Marcia at 636-274-0723 for more information or visit www.cityvoiceschorus.org.


www.mycnews.com • Community News – St. Louis County • January 30, 2019 Every Friday: Our Lady of Fatima #4429 Knights of Columbus Bingo 6:45 p.m., Knights of Columbus Hall, 1216 Teson Rd. in Hazelwood. For more information call 314.731.9330

Every 3rd Friday of the month: Bingo

2 p.m., Life Care Center of Florissant, 1201 Garden Plaza Dr. For more information, call 314.831.3752.

Fridays: Celebrate Recovery

For 25 years Celebrate Recovery has been helping everyday folks find freedom from whatever difficulty you are experiencing in your life. This Christ-centered, 12-step program is based on the Beatitudes. We meet every Friday at 6:15 p.m. for dinner ($5); 7 p.m. large group meeting; 8 p.m. Small groups sharing; 9 p.m. dessert at First Christian Church of Florissant at 2890 Patterson Rd. in Florissant. For more information call 314-837-2269 or visit http://www.fccf.org/ or Facebook page Celebrate Recovery-FCCF.

Saturdays: Free walk-in clinic

Salam Clinic at St. Peter’s United Church of Christ at 1425 Stein Road at West Florissant in Ferguson is a free walk-in clinic open Saturdays from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. The clinic is jointly sponsored by the Muslim Community of St. Louis (MCSL) and St. Peter’s United Church of Christ to provide basic adult medical screening, treatment and referrals free of charge for the uninsured. For more information or if you would be interested in volunteering, please call 314-521-5694 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Monday – Friday or visit www.stpeterschurch.org

Saturdays: Clothing sale

On the second Saturday of each month Bethany-Peace UCC at 11952 Bellefontaine Rd. in St. Louis County hosts a clothing sale from 9 - 11 a.m. For sale are used clothing and shoes, some household items, books and toys. Fill your bag for $1.

Saturdays: Grief support

On the fourth Saturday of each month, grief support meeting “A Way With Words Ministry” meets at 12:30 p.m. at Community Christ Fellowship, rear, at 121 Williams Blvd. in Hazelwood, 1/4 mile south of Hwy 270 off Florissant Rd. There are a variety of topics monthly. You are not alone. Come help your heart heal with others. For more information call 314-605-3949.

Every Fourth Saturday’s Writer’s Workshop 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at Baden Library, at 8448 Church Rd. For more information call 314-388-2400.

Sundays: Meat shoot

Come and enjoy the meat shoots at American Legion Post 444 located on 17090 Old Jamestown Road between Sinks Rd and Lindbergh starting at noon until dusk every Sunday in February and March in the spring and every Sunday in October through the second-to-last week in November in the fall - rain or shine. Great meat

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prizes awarded. Sundays: AMVETS meat shoot Sundays in September through April, AMVETS Post 55, located on 8842 Natural Bridge Rd. in Bel-Ridge will be hosting meat shoots with practice beginning at 11 a.m. and rounds starting at noon. Shooters must be 18 or older and will shoot #9’s with no bull barrels or scopes and 675 minimum chokes. The shooting area is indoors and food and drink are available in the club room. For more information, contact 314-630-2671 or 314-330-7269.

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Do-Dads

The Jennings Do-Dads hold meetings every third Sunday of the month (except June which is the second Sunday and no meeting in December) at 1 p.m. at Classics Bar & Grill at 11601 West Florissant Avenue. Those interested in membership are invited to attend. For more information visit www.jenningsdodads.org.

CHURCH Tuesdays & Thursdays: Chapel of the Cross Lutheran Church GriefShare Support Group Tuesdays from 2 - 4pm and Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30pm, 11645 Benham Rd., 314.741.3737

HEALTH Every Mon. & Tues.: Healthy Meal Replacement (HMR) Program Orientation Mondays: 6–7pm Tuesdays: Noon– 1pm SSM DePaul Wellness Center. Attend a free orientation to learn: the Five Success Variables needed to lose weight, different diet options available and how important physical activity really is. Please call to register at 1.877.477.6954.

Every Monday-Friday: Evening Front Desk Volunteers Needed

4-7pm, Christian Hospital, 1225 Graham Rd. in Florissant. For more information, please contact Lee Shields at 314.653.5032.

1st Tuesday of Every Month: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting

Meeting to be held at Sarah Care of Bridgeton Adult Day Center 11977 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 121-124, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Join our Support Group for Mutual, Emotional Support and Education. You are not alone. For information, contact Deborah Mabrie at 314-291-5210 or Ferd Fetsch at 314-291-3021 Email: dbland@sarahcare.com ferdfetsch@ sbcglobal.net.

Every third Tuesday of every month: Grief Support Group sponsored by DePaul Hospital 11:30am-1pm, Maryland Hgts. Comm. Ctr., 2300 McKelvey Rd. For more information, call 314.344.6873.

Wednesdays: ACES Schizophre-

6:30 - 7:30pm, 314.839.3171.

Sundays: Alcoholics Anonymous Group 109 11th floor conference room at Christian Hospital, 10am, 11133 Dunn Road.

Diabetes Basics:

314.344.7024 for info or 314.344.7220 to enroll.

Crisis Nursery:

Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect, the Crisis Nursery provides short-term, safe havens to children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. Care is available yearround and serves families throughout the greater St. Charles region. 24-hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600, www.crisisnurserykids.org

What’s Happening

Smoking Cessation Classes:

Free ongoing 8-week sessions, 866. SSM.DOCS to register or for more information.

SSM DePaul Wellness Center:

Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation, 314.344.6177

screenings to women who have no health insurance. Appointments at 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, 636.947.5617

Speaker’s Bureau:

SSM Health Care free mammogram

SSM speakers available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups for up to one hour free of charge, 636.949.7159

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Free Mammogram Screenings:

Center for Senior Renewal:

Day treatment programs for older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss and early signs of dementia, 314.653.5123.

Nutrition Education:

SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you, 314.344.6157.

Christian Center:

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Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, 314.953.8100.

Volunteers Needed at Christian Hospital: Call 314.653.5032

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Nicotine Anonymous

Nicotine Anonymous is a 12 Step Program, free and available to all seeking recovery from nicotine addiction based on principals of AA. Only requirement is a desire to stop using nicotine. Voluntary contributions are accepted. For further info call 314-822-2066 or visit www.Nicotine-Anonymous.org.

Look Good…Feel Better

SSM Cancer Care at DePaul Health Center, 12303 DePaul Drive. Radiation OncologyBridgeton. Attend a great makeup session sponsored by the American Cancer Society. A licensed cosmetologist teaches a session of scarf tying, shows a parade of hats, and provides each participant with a makeup kit. Light refreshments are served. Info: 314.344.6090.

SilverSneakers Senior Wellness Program at the Maryland Heights Centre

A fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. A Silver Sneakers membership includes access to the city’s Fitness Centre with state-of-the-art fitness equipment and circuit training. Membership is available at little or no cost through your health plan. To find out if you are eligible, visit www.silversneakers.com or call 314.738.2599.

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Sports you see with Gary B... Get ready for a ‘blast from the past’ soccer fans The St. Louis Ambush are your professional soccer team that play home games at the Family Arena. Alumni night is coming on Feb. 9 at the Family Arena when the Ambush take on the Kansas City Comets at 7:05 p.m. Fans are encouraged to arrive at 5:30 p.m. for the Alumni Autograph Session on the Concourse. The Alumni Game will take place at halftime of the Ambush-Comets game, and will be a “North County vs. South County” format. Some of the alumni players and coaches participating include: Daryl Doran, Tony Glavin, Ty Keough, Steve Pecher, Tim Walters, Jeff Cacciatore, Sam Bick, John Hayes, Jeff DiMaria, Mark Moser, Kirk Moser, Joe Reiniger, Rich Reiniger, Terry Brown, Dan O’Keefe, Kevin Hundelt, Mike Laposha, Kevin Groark, Joel Shanker, Dan Muesenfechter, Sever Sullivan, Don Doran, Nando Hernandez, Jamie Swanner, Pat McBride, Al Trost, Don Popovic, and many more. Go to www.STLAmbush.com for all the details. * Great memories Lady Lion basketball player earns second award Lindenwood University junior forward Kallie Bildner has been named the MIAA Player of the Week and it is the second time she has earned the honor this season. Bildner led the Lions to a 2-0 week to boost Lindenwood to a 4-0 mark in MIAA games. She scored 49 total points with 30 rebounds in two games played. Against Missouri Southern, Bildner tallied 23 points and 16 rebounds on 9-14 shooting. She followed that performance with 26 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks against Pittsburg State on Saturday. Bildner now leads the MIAA in scoring (18.6 points per game), rebounding (10.9 rebounds per game) and field goal percentage (.667).

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Go to www.LindenwoodLions.com for all the details. * The real deal River City Rascals get a contract with O’Fallon The O’Fallon City Council approved new lease terms with the River City Rascals, ensuring the team will return to CarShield Field for the 2019 season. The team will be playing their 21st season in O’Fallon. “The Rascals have been a prime attraction for O’Fallon and St. Charles County residents for 20 years, and we are proud to continue serving our fans with affordable, family-friendly entertainment in 2019,” said Rascals Team President Dan Dial. “Countless O’Fallon residents have attended Rascals games and events over that time and it is our strong desire to remain a part of our community and provide this unique experience for many years to come.” “We are pleased to have the River City Rascals back for the 2019 season,” said Tom Drabelle, Communications Director for the city of O’Fallon. “The Rascals continue to be a popular attraction for our residents, and we look forward to seeing the team’s enhanced marketing efforts for the upcoming season. With this new lease in place, we can continue to provide our residents with high-level professional baseball at CarShield Field, and we can make sure this unique asset is used to its fullest extent both now and in the future.” * Think warm…ready for baseball Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, among many other activities.


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any are beginning 2019 with hopes of being better than the year before, including making healthier choices for their families and themselves. Busy schedules and overwhelming “To Do” lists may make family meals (let alone home-cooked, nutritious meals) seem impossible. This is where that crockpot or slow cooker comes in handy. Families who take time to plan and prepare

their meals are likely eating foods that are more nutritious. Using your slow cooker allows dinner to cook throughout the day, so everyone can walk through the door to a home-cooked meal. For more information on the health benefits of dairy, visit www.stldairycouncil.org or contact Erin McGraw with St. Louis District Dairy Council: call (314)-835-9668, or e-mail emcgraw@stldairycouncil.org.

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Slow Cooker Fresh Veggie Lasagna Servings: 6 | Preparation time: 20 minutes | Cook time: 4 hours Ingredients: Nonstick cooking spray 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese ½ cup part-skim Ricotta cheese 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 1 teaspoon dried oregano

¼ teaspoon garlic powder 1 cup marinara sauce (plus additional for serving) 1 medium zucchini, diced 4-6 no-boil lasagna noodles 1 (9 ounce) bag baby spinach 1 cup thinly sliced mushrooms Fresh basil leaves (optional)

Directions: Spray slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray. In small bowl mix together mozzarella, Ricotta, Parmesan, egg, oregano, and garlic powder. Spread 2 tablespoons of pasta sauce in bottom of slow cooker. Sprinkle one-half of zucchini over sauce and top with one third of cheese mixture. Break 2 noodles into pieces to cover cheese. Spread 2 tablespoons of sauce and then layer half of spinach and mushrooms. Repeat layers ending with cheese and remaining sauce.

Cover and cook over low heat for 4 hours. Allow lasagna to rest 20 min before cutting into wedges. Spoon extra sauce over each serving and garnish with basil leaf. Nutrition Information: 200 Calories, 8 g Fat, 14 g Protein, 20% Daily Value Calcium

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Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, and has been allowed access to movie and television sets to see actors and directors at work. Though his writing has taken him far from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wide-eyed kid who spent countless hours watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters.

hen it comes to animation awards, the one-two punch of Walt Disney/Pixar is hard to beat. The Disney Studios have created groundbreaking animation for more than 90 years, including an animated mouse that arguably is the world’s most recognizable character. In 1995, Pixar unleashed “Toy Story,” a computer-animated adventure that changed the animation landscape forever. In 2006, Pixar officially became part of the Disney family through a merger/ acquisition. In 2002, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences awarded their first Oscar for “Best Animated Feature” to “Shrek,” which beat Pixar’s “Monsters, Inc.” Over the years, though, Pixar and Disney have taken home their fair share of Oscars in this category. This year, both Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” and Disney’s “Ralph Breaks the Internet” are Best Animated Feature nominees along with “Mirai” and “Isle of Dogs.” Though it seems like a lock for Disney/ Pixar this year, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” the fifth nominee, has the power to take down both of Ralph and the Incredibles. This animated adventure follows Miles Morales (voice of Shameik Moore), a teenager who becomes the Spider-Man of his

tition? “Ralph Breaks the Internet,” for instance, is a strong contender. Like Miles Morales, Ralph (voice of John C. Reilly) leaves the comfort zone of his video game world to go on the Internet with his best pal, Vanellope (Sarah Silverman). They attempt to buy a new game controller for Vanellope while navigating the potholes and dangers of the World Wide Web. “Incredibles 2” could be the one to beat, however. In 2004, Pixar released “The Incredibles,” the stylPhoto courtesy Sony Pictures Entertainment ized story of a superhero family in hiding. After some costly disasters world. Five of his counterparts, including and fights, all “Supers” had to go “Spider-Ham,” from other dimensions join into hiding as their alter egos and never wear him in a battle to save their realities. costumes again. Bob (voice of Craig T. Nel“Into the Spider-Verse” won the Golden son) and Helen Parr (voice of Holly Hunter) Globe for Best Animated Feature a few weeks adopt a suburban lifestyle and start a famiago, and it is easy to see why it won. With ly. Bob trades his tights for a desk job that a storyline that originated in Marvel Com- drives him crazy until he gets a chance to be ics, it is an engaging adventure featuring the a hero again. voice talents of Lily Tomlin, Nicolas Cage “Incredibles 2” picks up the 14-year-old and Hailee Steinfeld among others. It was storyline as Helen tries to help all the Supers produced by Columbia Pictures and Sony come out of hiding. The sequel was well-rePictures Animation in association with Mar- ceived by fans, both old and new, who had vel Entertainment, which is part of Disney. been waiting for it for years. When Oscar As the classic theme song says, Spider-Man time arrives, Miles and his counterparts may can do whatever a spider can, but can he con- be going toe-to-toe against the Parr family in tinue his winning streak against the compe- a battle for Oscar gold.


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Crossword: Grammy Awards

‘Yeggs’ is a comic series about Robert and Bill, two rabbits who have opened their own egg franchise in the Midwest (St. Louis area). We follow their day to day lives, watching as they go about the hectic task of preparing for their one big day every year. Along the way they have adventures filled with fun, comic doings and pathos.

By Cindy Moore

Moore On Life If you haven’t heard, the government has shut down. Since then, there has been non-stop chaos and mayhem including major traffic jams, nationwide power outages, mass bacon shortages and we’ve all had to convert back to rotary phones. Nope. None of that has happened. In fact, the only really weird thing that occurred is the moon turned to blood. But that’s only because it was mad to the boiling point over the cry baby things happening in Washington. The two sides can’t seem to come together; Nancy P. and President T. They’re acting like a couple of grade school kids that secretly have a crush on one another, but don’t want the rest of the class to know. It all started when President T. got out his set of Legos and started building his big beautiful wall. Nancy came by and when he wasn’t looking kicked a hole in it then stole the rest of his bricks. President T. threw a conniption and told her she was gonna have to pay for it. Nancy crossed her arms then stomped her foot and said, “Well, you can’t play in my yard. Take your State Of The Union and go home!” Then President T. stuck out his tongue and said, “Oh ya, you big booger-brain! You’re gonna be sorry for that one!” Afterwards Nancy decided to escape from it all and board a plane for a little overseas R and R. She had just taken off her shoes and popped in her earplugs and was about to select her favorite movie, “Mean Girls,” when the pilot came over the loudspeaker.

He announced, “Ladies and gentlemen, it has come to my attention that the government shutdown will directly affect the complimentary beverage cart. It’s closed indefinitely. Unfortunately, FAA regulations will not allow any aircraft to take off without passengers full loaded with dry pretzels and peanut roughage. Hmm, it seems the president just wrote that into law a few moments ago. We’ll be taxiing back to the gate now. Sorry for the inconvenience.” Nancy didn’t take this sitting down even though she was sitting down, but not for long. In no time she was jumping up and down and screaming and holding her breath. Stay tuned for week six of shutdown shenanigans as Nancy P. covers the White House urinals in plastic wrap, while President T. puts a whoopee cushion on her Speaker of the House seat.

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Cindy Moore is the mother of three superlative kids, servant of two self-indulgent felines and wife to one nifty husband. Her ficticious occupation? Archeological Humorist: someone who unearths absurdity and hilarity in strange and unusual places including public restrooms, the lint filter, and church meetings. Most recently, she excavated a find in her neighbor’s bird feeder. The opinions expressed in this column are Cindy Moore’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

ACROSS 1. Bird hangout 6. Loquacious person’s gift? 9. Columbus launcher 13. Nebraska’s largest city 14. Not a thing 15. Hispaniola republic 16. Shmear holder 17. Brouhaha 18. Court call 19. *Gaga and Cooper hit 21. *The Recording ____ 23. *Drake’s “Nice ____ What” 24. Doe’s mate 25. *Best New Artist, 1983: ____ at Work 28. Aquarium show star 30. *”Why don’t you just meet me in the ____” 35. Line of symmetry 37. Itty-bitty bit 39. Unwelcome message on computer screen 40. Roll call call 41. *”Reputation” artist 43. “The Bridges of Madison County” state 44. Implant 46. Delhi wrap 47. Politicians, for short 48. Isaac of science fiction fame 50. *Grammy Hall of Fame’s “Sixteen ____”

52. Sodium solution 53. French Riviera city 55. Trigonometry abbr. 57. Danced to Miami Sound Machine in 1985 61. *____ Center 65. Bay window 66. Poor man’s caviar 68. Home to BYU 69. Dished out 70. Three strikes 71. Like yesterday’s meal 72. ‘80s sitcom “Who’s the ____?” 73. *”____ Robinson,” 1968 74. Giving up the ghost DOWN 1. Ugly crowds 2. Wet nurse 3. Indian music 4. Elf’s perch 5. Inciting call to a hunting hound 6. Bite like a beaver 7. A hand 8. Swell up 9. Persian backgammon 10. Adjutant 11. Type of cell 12. Well-ventilated 15. Deli offering 20. Florentine iris 22. Tucker of “Modern

Family” 24. Fill to satisfaction 25. *Fall Out boy’s album 26. End-of-semester events 27. Nimbus, pl. 29. Hang out till these come home? 31. Type of coffee maker 32. Salivate 33. Humble 34. Make blank 36. Appear to be 38. Bushy do 42. Color lightly 45. *Childish Gambino’s name 49. *What nominees do 51. Like lathered hands 54. Read-only memory device 56. Aerosol can emanation 57. Toothy groomer 58. Three-ply dunker 59. Lice eggs 60. *Bee ____, multiple awards winner 61. Series of reps, pl. 62. “Laughing on the inside” text 63. Fifty-fifty 64. *____ of the Year 67. Partaker’s pronoun SEE ANSWERS ON PAGE 9