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Patty Gould, director of school-business partnerships and community education for the Pattonville School District and a past board chair of NCI will receive the prestigious Elmer Belsha Leadership Award at NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast.

NCI names 2014’s award winners North County Incorporated (NCI) is pleased to announce that their annual Business Development, Community Development, Elmer Belsha Leadership, Public Service, and Special Recognition recipients have been chosen. The 2014 award recipients will be honored at NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast at 7:30am on Friday, May 16 at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. This year’s presenting sponsors are HDR Engineering and SSM DePaul Health Center. The public is encouraged to attend. Tickets are $45 per person. Generous sponsorship packages are still available. Reservations are required; call NCI at 314.895.6241 or go to NCI’s Business Development Award will be presented to those whose efforts have positively affected the economic development and business climate of the North County area. On Friday, May 16, NCI will honor Charter Communications with a Business Development Award. NCI’s Community Development

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Awards will be presented to those whose District and in prior leadership roles efforts have benefited youth, residents, at the Edward Jones YMAC. She is also civic organizations, or others through responsible for the district’s community Over the Fence selfless acts. Hazelwood School District, under the leadership of Superintendent, See NCI’S BREAKFAST page 2 Dog Walking Service and current NCI executive board member, Dr. Grayling Tobias, and Scott Negwer, former NCI board member, and owner of Negwer Materials, Inc., will be honored with Community Development Awards this year. Patty Gould, director of school-business partnerships and community education for the Pattonville School District and a past board chair of NCI will receive the prestigious Elmer Belsha Leadership Award, which is presented annually to an individual whose long-term commitment to NCI and the North County region has had a positive impact on the community and/or public. Gould has been serving and growCaptain America: The Winter Soldier photos courtesy of Marvel Studios ing the North County region for more than two decades, both in the current Movie role as Director of School-Business FREE Online Subscription at Partnerships for the Pattonville School



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education programs. Public Service Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals, elected, appointed, or employed by a public body whose long-time service has had a positive impact on the community and/ or public. Lt. Jeffrey Fuesting, commander of the city of Jennings Police Department, Jerry Dunn, Ph.D., executive director, Children’s Advocacy Services of Greater St. Louis based at University of Missouri–St. Louis, Commander of the city of Jennings and NCI Board Member Mayor Norman C. McCourt, and City of Black Jack and NCI Executive Board Member Dr. Marcia Pfieffer, president of St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley will be this year’s Public Service Award recipients. Special Recognition Awards will be presented to individuals that have made a significant impact on the communities and citizens of North County. Those receiving this award are Brian Goldman, president, Northwest Chamber of Commerce and Veronica Morrow-Reel, community development assistant at Citizens National Bank of Greater St. Louis and vice-chair of the Riverview Gardens School District’s Special Administrative Board of Education. NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast is made possible by these generous sponsors: Presenting Sponsors

are HDR Engineering and SSM DePaul Health Center. Corporate Plus sponsors include St. Louis Community College–Florissant Valley and U.S. Bank. Corporate sponsors include Christian Hospital, Commerce Bank, Community News, Favazza & Associates, LLC, Johnny Londoff Chevrolet, NorthPark Partners, Plumbers & Pipefitters Local 562, Public Policy Research Center, SSM Rehabilitation Network, St. Louis County, St. Louis Economic Development Partnership, and The Bridge at Florissant and Life Care Center of Florissant. Supporting sponsors include Betty Jean Kerr People’s Health Centers, Inc., Bommarito of Hazelwood, Hazelwood School District, Independent News, Kent Miller Photography, Lindenwood University, Metro, Paul Cerame Auto Group Inc., Trinity Catholic High School, Valley Industries, and Workforce Solutions Group-St. Louis Community College. North County Incorporated is a regional development organization, which acts as a catalyst to define and advocate economic and community development for North St. Louis County. NCI was established in 1977. The Board is composed of community leaders and business owners. Chief Michael Gantner, Black Jack Fire Protections District is the current board of directors chair.


Around Town Local news and events like Hazelwood’s Public Safety Day, Florissant’s recognition as a member of Tree City USA and the return of the Florissant Food Truck Knights.


Business Maryland Heights elects two new board members and the Northwest Chamber’s upcoming Spring Business Expo.


School Ritenour School districts offers parents tips to ensure success on state testing and Hazelwood’s upcoming Technology Fair.


Learn & Play Book Buzz, Sudoku and a Crossword Puzzle


Movie Intelligent with plenty of action, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fine follow-up to the previous film as well as a lead-in to the next Marvel films in the pipeline.


Sports Local sport authority Gary B fills you in on the weekend’s sporting events.


Recipes Go Wild for Blueberries this spring

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Arts America on Nine PBS Explores the Resurrection of Swing Dance in St. Louis




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The Nine Network’s weekly arts series Arts America explores the return of swing dancing in St. Louis in a segment that will air as part of the show on Saturday, April 19 at 3:30pm on Nine PBS. (It will be broadcast again on April 20 at 1pm). Lindy Hop St. Louis, a nonprofit organization

dedicated to the preservation of vernacular jazz and swing dancing, is fueling the resurgence of swing in the city. Nine producer Kara Vaninger discovers what attracts this company and its many followers to repopularizing this dance form. Other Arts America segments take a look at Texas artist Dixie Friend Gay’s mosaics and how she is making the Houston airport a calmer place, one mosaic at a time; painter, printmaker, installation artist and sculptor Doug Padilla, cofounder of Minneapolis’ iconic Art-A-Whirl, who has been a mainstay of the Twin Cities art world for over 25 years; and the physical and emotional journey of the Colorado Ballet as captured in the season finale production Light/The Holocaust & Humanity project. • Community News • April 23, 2014

Hazelwood Firefighters to Host Public Safety Day Hazelwood Firefighters’ Community Outreach Organization will be hosting a Public Safety Awareness Day, from 11am-3pm on Saturday, May 10, at Howdershell Park, 6800 Howdershell Road. Outside emergency service organizations, as well as other local businesses, will be partnering with Hazelwood’s firefighters on this event. The landing of an ARCH Emergency Medical Helicopter will highlight the event, (weather permitting.) Residents of the City of Hazelwood can get an “up-close” view of the aircraft and ask questions to the flight crew members. Other safety awareness activities include the following: • A child’s bike helmet fitting station, manned by Mercy Hospital (FREE bike helmets given away to the first 200 kids) • Blood pressure screenings conducted by Hazelwood firefighter/paramedics

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• Fire truck display • Raffles for a free fire extinguisher, sponsored by Home Depot • Grilled food and sides on sale for nominal fee which will benefit the Hazelwood Firefighters’ Community Outreach Program dedicated to public education. For more information, call the Hazelwood Fire Department at 314.731.3424.

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Hazelwood Police Department Joins State-Wide Effort to Crack Down on Teenagers Driving Drunk With prom and graduation season here, the Hazelwood Police Department wants to make sure local youth are celebrating safe and sober. During the weekend of May 2-3, Hazelwood police officers will be conducting two DWI Sobriety Checkpoints at separate undisclosed locations within the city limits. They also plan to implement saturation patrols all month. It is illegal for someone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri, yet youth make up a significant proportion of drunk drivers causing traffic accidents on state highways. Missouri has a Zero Tolerance Law. If you are under age 21, your license will be suspended if you’re caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in your system. Consequences of drunk driving include having your driver’s license revoked, jail time, or being sentenced to using ignition interlocks. Insurance rates go up. Other financial repercussions include attorney fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potential loss of a job of job prospects. When family,

friends and co-workers find out, violators can face tremendous personal embarrassment and humiliation as well. “Driving drunk is simply not worth all the consequences,” stated Chief of Police Gregg Hall, Hazelwood Police Department. “Zero tolerance means no second chances: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.” Between 2011 and 2013, 85 people were killed and 318 seriously injured in Missouri roadway vehicle accidents involving an impaired driver under the age of 21. For more information, please visit

Music for Springtime is the theme of Northwinds Concert Band's Sunday at the Pops concert, presented on Sunday, April 27, and 3pm in the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, Parker Road and Waterford Drive. Tickets are $8 and $6 and may be reserved at 314.921.5678 or online at To usher in the new season, the band will present a delightful arrangement of Casey at the Bat narrated by Gary Gaydos, long-time director of the Florissant Civic Center Theatre. "We will play a wide variety of upbeat, exciting music, starting at the top with a jazzy work for band and solo piccolo, featuring Colleen Donohue,” said Larry Marsh, Northwinds director. Then, the band visits the bottom end of the musical spectrum when all four tubas and two bassoons come to the front for a joyous bass extravaganza written by Karl King! You’ll love hearing Ike Eichenberger sing Moon River, and laugh at a wild new piece featuring music from Warner Brothers cartoons." The concert will also feature the American premier of a new arrangement of the Overture to the operetta Maske in Blau, plus folk songs from the Catskills and Ireland, and a lovely patriotic work based on A Nation's Strength, a poem by Ralph Waldo Emerson. Of course, no band concert would be complete without a march or two. Northwinds is a program of Ferguson-Florissant's Community Education Department. More information about the concert and the band can be found at

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City of Florissant Recognized as Member of Tree City USA

Mayor Schneider, members of the Parks Department, members of the Gardeners of Florissant Club, City Forester Doug Shelley and Parker Road Elementary School second-graders and their teachers celebrate Arbor Day at Valley Park in Florissant. Photo courtesy city of Florissant.

The traditional Arbor Day celebration took place on Thursday, April 11 at the Florissant Valley Park near the Voodoo Jet. The Gardeners of Florissant Club donated a Chickapin Oak in memory of Phyllis Thompson, and dedicated an American Hornbeam to celebrate the 250th birthday of the City of St. Louis. Present was Mayor Schneider, Director of Parks and

Recreation Todd Schmidt, Superintendent of Recreation Cheryl Thompson, Center Director Janice Steib, City Forester Doug Shelley, Urban Forester from Missouri Department of Conservation, Perry Eckhardt, three second-grade classes from the Parker Road Elementary School and the members of the Gardeners of Florissant Club.

This is the 25th year that the City of Florissant has been recognized as a member of Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. The City of Florissant urges all citizens to support efforts to protect the trees and woodlands and to support the City’s urban forestry program.

Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services Offers Free Parent Training to Celebrate Autism Awareness Month Easter Seals Midwest is the oldest and largest provider of autism services in the state and helps people with developmental disabilities – including autism – learn, live, work and participate in the community. Easter Seals Midwest St. Louis office will offer its two-week intensive Parent Training program to families with children with autism Monday, June 9 through Friday, June 20 at Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services Office, 10176 Corporate Square Drive, Suite150 in St. Louis. Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services advises that its

Parent Training program is one of the best tools available to help families with a child on the autism spectrum. In Parent Training, families will learn coping skills and effective methods to communicate and interact with their child, as well as therapy techniques to support their child when at home. “Trying to find the best way to help your child can be overwhelming, and that’s how Easter Seals Midwest can help,” said Easter Seals Midwest CEO Wendy Sullivan. “For families of a child with autism, understanding the disorder and learning how to address behavior and communication challenges is extremely important.” It was recently announced in a study conducted by the U.S. Centers for Disease

Control and Prevention (CDC) that one in 68 children in the United States have an autism spectrum disorder, a 30 percent increase in just two years, and in Missouri, one in 70 children. By offering this class free of charge, Easter Seals Midwest Autism Services can make an immediate and profound difference. Autism affects the way a child perceives the world and makes communication and social interaction difficult. Autism symptoms and their severity vary in the affected areas: communication, social interaction, and repetitive behaviors. No two people with autism are alike. “We tailor all of our training and support services to fit each family’s needs,” said Sullivan. “And, our clients never ‘age-out.’ We can help children from the moment they receive an autism diagnosis through adulthood. Parent Training is the first place to start.” The $5500 class is offered free of charge. Easter Seals Midwest will also offer financial assistance for the in-home training course to those who are unable to attend onsite. Registration is required for this two-week class. The registration deadline is 5pm CST on Friday, May 30. To register for the Parent Training course, call 314.432.6200. • Community News • April 23, 2014

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Florissant Recycles 16,000 Pounds of Paper The 3rd Annual Florissant Resident Document Shredding Day was held on Saturday, April 12 at St. Ferdinand Park- rear parking lot from 9am-noon. All information was destroyed upon delivery in a manner to which it can not be recognized or recreated. All paper was re-

cycled. Over 16,000 pounds of paper shredded. Cintas Document Management Company provided shredding services and Meridian Waste Services donated cardboard dumpsters for recycling.

Annual Spanish Lake Youth and Family Resource Fair

Mayor Schneider receives an original Fritz’s concrete from Steven Kruska as a kick-off to spring.

Return of the Florissant Food Truck Knights The Florissant Food Truck Knights, a caravan of food trucks that was a big hit with Florissant residents last year, is returning to 50 St. Francois Street at the intersection of St. Francois and St. Charles Street in Old Town Florissant for four visits this year. The first night of dining will take place from 5-8pm on Wednesday, April 23. Sponsored by the Duchesne Knights of Columbus and co-sponsored by the City of Florissant, the Florissant Food Truck Knights offer a wide array of popular foods for visitors from well-known, mobile food truck ‘restaurants’ in the St. Louis area. Participating at the April event will be Shell’s Coastal Cuisine, Cha Cha Chow, Sarah’s Cake Stop, Andrew’s Bayou Ribs, The Meltdown, Steak Louie, Kona Ice, Burger Ink, Zia’s “On the Hill,” My Big Fat Greek Truck, Russo’s Trucktoria, Slice of the Hill, 2 Girls 4 Wheels, Sia’s Italian Ice, Completely Sauced and Destination Desserts. Canned food donations will be collected at the site for TEAM, The Emergency Assistance Ministry of Florissant-Hazelwood. TEAM is a 501(c)3, nonprofit, charitable organization that was founded in 1986 and is operated 100 percent by volunteers. Its funding comes from churches and church groups, businesses, individuals, community and fraternal organizations. TEAM’s food pantry provides food and non-food items to needy families in the Florissant/Hazelwood area on a monthly basis. “We are delighted to welcome the Florissant Food Truck Knights back to their popular location visited by many of our residents last year,” said Mayor Thomas P. Schneider of Florissant. “The wide variety of foods offered by the Florissant Food Truck Knights makes for a delicious and entertaining evening in Old Town.” Other scheduled appearances this year for the Florissant Food Truck Knights will be Thursday, June 12; Friday, August 22; and Friday, October 10. For more information, call the Duchesne Knights of Columbus at 314.837.6645 or visit

The Hazelwood School District will once again partner with the Spanish Lake Community Association, Saint Louis County and Majic 100.3 for the 8th Annual Youth and Family Resource Fair from 10am-1pm on Saturday, May 3, at Twillman Elementary School, 11831 Bellefontaine Road. Spanish Lake families and surrounding communities will be able to get information to help them provide a safe and enriching summer for Photo courtesy Hazelwood School District their children, and to connect them with organizations that support the community. There will be fun activities, free books and bicycle helmets for children, and a complimentary hot dog lunch will be served (while supplies last). “We are proud to continue our tradition with the Spanish Lake Community Association and the other participating sponsors to bring this resource fair to our community,” said Dr. Grayling Tobias, HSD superintendent. “The goal is to provide information and services in one central location, and to make it convenient for our students and families to gain access to those services. This is a great example of community organizations working together to ensure our families are equipped with the knowledge of local resources avail-

able to them.” The Spanish Lake Community Association works to encourage cooperative efforts among the Spanish Lake community, churches, schools, businesses and government to benefit the residents of Spanish Lake and its surrounding communities. For additional information, call 314.741.4100.



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Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce May Luncheon On May 14 at 11:30am at Syberg’s, the Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce will announce the winners of the Education Foundation scholarships. One scholarship will be designated to a four year nursing degree, made possible through matching funds by Ranken Jordan–A Pediatric Bridge Hospital. One scholarship will be designated to an engineering degree, made possible through matching funds through Fred Weber,

Inc. The remaining scholarships are made available for any type of study made possible through matching funds by Edward Jones. This is a great luncheon to attend because it’s always fun meeting the scholarship recipients and hearing what their plans are for college. The luncheon will be held from 11:30am1:00pm at Syberg’s located at 2430 Old Dorsett Road in Maryland Heights.

The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce announced that they elected two new members to their Board of Directors. They are David Goldfarb, David A. Goldfarb, CPA, P.C. elected to serve a two-year term and Christy Parks, Community News elected to serve a one-year term. The chamber is excited to welcome the new board members as they believe it will allow them to even better advance the welfare of the Maryland Heights community and local businesses.

Northwest Chamber May 1st Spring Business Expo

SBA Offers Free National Mentor Month Event in Ferguson In honor of National Mentor Month, SBA St. Louis District Office is presenting a free seminar in Ferguson titled National Mentor Month - Find Your Entrepreneurial Passion after 50 from 1:30-3:30pm on Monday, April 28. SBA St. Louis District Director Dennis Melton notes, “Entrepreneurship has never been more attractive—especially to those over 50. Affordable healthcare is now available, eliminating the “job lock” that previously held many Baby Boomers back. Right now many SBA loans have

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no fees. As we are living longer, healthier lives, many people want to fulfill the dreams they put on the back burner when they were raising their families.” The siminar will take place at the Florissant Valley Campus Center for Workforce Innovation, 3344 Pershall Road in Ferguson. Reservations are required for this free event. To reserve a spot, contact Patti Guttmann at 314.539.6615 or For more information on how the SBA can assist small businesses, contact the St. Louis District Office at 314.539.6600 or visit www.sba. gov/mo/stlouis.

The Northwest Chamber of Commerce will host their annual Spring Business Expo from 10am-3pm on Thursday, May 1 at Orlando Events and Conference Center. The event is free and open to the public. With 150 new NWCC members in 2013 and over 72 in 2014 already, visit the Expo to discover the many products and services our member businesses offer. New members of the NWCC are entitled to a free booth, existing members - $100 for a booth. Nonmembers - $500 for a booth and $25 electric fee. Each display is skirted and the event program lists vendors, website, contact information, and logo. The Spring Expo theme is “Decades” – “What Year Did Your Company Get Its Start”. Dress in the decade that your business started and get an entry into a special prize drawing. Vendors who decorate their booth with their decade will receive a second entry for the special prize drawing. View pictures from past NWCC Expos at our website photo album. During the Expo delight in the Taste of the Chamber and enjoy the delicious food served by the participating restaurants and businesses. Wristbands and pre-registration for members is $10, $15 for nonmembers. To register your business for the May 1 Expo, or to buy Taste of the Chamber bands, go to For more information, call the NWCC office at 314.291.2131. • Community News • April 23, 2014


Ritenour Announces 2014 Teacher of the Year

Hazelwood East High to Host Technology Fair for Parents and Teachers

The Ritenour School District has selected Eleanor Koenig of Ritenour Middle School as the district’s 2014 Diamond Circle Teacher of the Year. As the district’s Teacher of the Year, Koenig will compete against other teachers statewide for the Missouri Teacher of the Year Award. Koenig has been an asset to Ritenour Middle School since she joined their team in 2011. “Ms. Koenig is the teacher you want for every student in the Ritenour School District; she is the teacher you want for your own child,” said Ken Roumpos, Ritenour Middle School’s principal. “Ms. Koenig is passionate about teaching every child and helping them to be successful in English language arts. She accomplishes this through her ability to build strong relationships with all of her students coupled with her high expectations for learning.” Koeing will be recognized during the district’s annual Honors Dinner on May 22 at the Ritenour High School Auditorium, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road.

Parents and staff in the Hazelwood School District are invited to attend the 2014 Technology Fair on Saturday, April 26 from 9am-noon at Hazelwood East High School, 11300 Dunn Road. Participants are encouraged to bring their laptop, iPad or other device for a morning of learning about technology. Parents and guardians of all skill levels can learn

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more about technology and learn what students are using on their devices for educational purposes. Teachers can learn how to enhance class lessons and engage their students more using technology. A light breakfast and coffee will be served. There will also be door prizes. Registration is encouraged and may be done online at www.eventville. com\hazelwood.

Ferguson-Florissant School District to Host Earth Day Celebration The Ferguson-Florissant School District’s 97-acre nature preserve, Little Creek Nature Area, will host an Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 26 from 8am-noon. The event is free and open to the public. Little Creek Nature Area is located at 2295 Dunn Road in Florissant. Attendees will be able to witness a rehabilitated bird release and raptor show at the event, hike the nature preserve’s ADA-accessible trails, take an Audubon Society birdwatching walk, visit with and feed the farm’s animals and participate in educational activities at Little Creek’s pond with their children. Free event is open to the public, will feature earth-friendly how-to’s, hiking Guests can also create earth-friendly crafts and outdoor family fun. Photo courtesy Ferguson-Florissant School District like recycled grocery bags made from old tand erosion. This year’s new honorees are Lee shirts and “seed pockets” for use in home garHamilton Elementary School, Parker Road Eldens. ementary School and Cross Keys Middle School. The event will also include a presentation at Returning awardees are Commons Lane El10am of the Green Ribbon Schools Awards to ementary School, Ferguson Middle School and Ferguson-Florissant schools that promote susthe Mark Twain Student Support Center. tainable practices in energy usage, gardening, recycling and waste reduction, water run-off

Ritenour School District students in grades three through eight will be taking the Missouri Assessment Program (MAP) tests April 28-May 15. High school students will be taking End-Of-Course exams May 5-May 15. While teachers have been working with students throughout the year to prepare them to do well, the district offers tips that parents can follow to help their children prepare to do their best. Students in grades three through eight are taking tests in English language arts and math. Fifth- and eighth-graders also will take assessments in science. End-Of-Course exams for high school students are in algebra I, English I and II, biology, U.S. history and U.S. government. These tests are used to gauge how well Ritenour students meet standards established by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Parents can help ease test anxiety and help their children be prepared for the upcoming state tests by: • Avoiding doctor appointments and other absences during this time period. • Providing a nutritious breakfast or encouraging your child to eat a school breakfast. • Encouraging reasonable bedtimes to ensure a proper night’s sleep. • Arriving at school on time each day; testing usually begins immediately after class starts. • Expressing confidence in and encouraging him/her to do his/her best. • Giving plenty of hugs and support


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April 23, 2014 • Community News •

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Author Maggie Shipstead burst onto the literary scene with her breakout novel Seating Arrangements, which earned her numerous awards. Her new book, Astonish Me, is an eloquent story about ballet, featuring dancers who make their craft appear effortless but once backstage, “grimace like goblins, letting their pain show.” Shipstead creates a fascinating company of dancers, a few with boundaries that leak into one another creating love triangles. At center stage is Joan Joyce, a corps ballerina, with dreams of becoming a soloist like her roommate Elaine. Though Joan strives for greatness, she falls short, instead becoming consumed with the famous dancer Arslan Rusakov, whom she helps defect from Russia. A brilliant dancer, but an unpredictable and cruel lover, Arslan “came along and swallowed her up,” so thinks Jacob, an old friend of Joan’s in high school and college. Jacob, a solid, good man, wants more from his relationship with Joan. Because of their shared history, Jacob is protective and refers to the Russian as “Arslan the Terrible,” when Joan tells him of his ego, his brooding ways. Arslan isn’t “faithful to anyone,” yet “the audience loves him for being extraordinary and also for having been born to the enemy, for coming to dance for them instead.” The novel skips back and forth in time from the mid-1970s to the final act in 2002, all the while building tension and exposing secrets in the lives of Joan, Arslan and Jacob. Other well-drawn and alluring characters appear in the limelight, Mr. K., “a genius” of an artistic director; Chloe, a ballerina with a tragic family life; and Harry, a young dancer who follows in Arslan’s footsteps. Early on, readers know that Joan and Arslan will soon be history, and the narrative relies on flashbacks to fill in the gaps while Arslan waits in the wings, still owning a chunk of Joan’s heart, much to Jacob’s chagrin. The Russian becomes a major player again late in the book when a secret that’s fairly obvious is revealed, crushing Joan far worse than her failure as a ballerina. Deception never pays off—in real life or on the stage. This is the lesson Joan finally must learn. Reprinted with permission. Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2014.

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“Captain America: The Winter Soldier”

With each new release, Marvel Studios shows that their movies resemble comic books more and more. With its splashy, four-color opening and strong characters, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is no exception. The plotlines tie into other superhero movies as well as the ongoing Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. television series. Chris Evans returns as Steve Rogers, the patriotic young man who became Captain America in the early days of World War II. Frozen for decades and then revived in the 21st Century, Rogers has difficulty adapting to a world far different than the one he knew. He even carries a list of things he needs to see and try, including Star Wars and Star Trek. Rogers has found a home of sorts with S.H.I.E.L.D., the government agency defending the country against super-powered threats. Unfortunately, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson), leader of the group, is attacked on the streets of Washington, D.C. Rogers also finds himself under siege as well. Something is rotten within S.H.I.E.L.D and the Captain has to find out what or who it is. Regular Marvel Comics readers know that the company enjoys crossovers from one title to another. It’s not unusual, for instance, to see Spider-Man hanging with the Human Torch or working side-byside with Dr. Strange. Some stories are so big that they stretch across dozens of titles and involve almost every Marvel superhero. That’s exactly what’s happening on the big screen as well. Captain America: The Winter Soldier finds itself in the midst of an uprising within S.H.I.E.L.D.,


By Steve Bryan - Rated:R otic, characteristics that Evans skillfully brings to the character. This Captain America really is just a kid from Brooklyn fighting for his country. Marvel Studios also isn’t shying away from the mature storylines that marked renewed popularity for their superhero characters. The introduction of the Winter Soldier, a grim and shadowy figure, is a bold and wise move for the studio. The resurgence of HYDRA also is a good move for the film franchises as well. Intelligent with plenty of action, Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a fine follow-up to the previous film as well as a lead-in to the next Marvel films in the pipeline. Marvel knows how to keep their fans coming back for more. Captain America: The Winter Soldier, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence, gunplay, and action throughout, currently is playing in theaters.

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a plot that ties in with Marvel’s TV projects. An old threat resurfaces with the expressed goal of bringing down this government agency. This plotline promises to carry over into the next Avengers movie and beyond. After a light-hearted stint as the Human Torch, Chris Evans is an ideal Captain America. The comic book version of Steve Rogers is extremely loyal and patri-

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.


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Gary Baute Indoor Football Team Keeps Perfect Record The Attack play their home tilts at the Family Arena and are in the X-League Indoor Football. The St. Louis Attack improves to 4-0 on the season with an impressive win on the road. The Attack jumped out to a 26-1 lead at the half and never looked back. With the win, the Attack remain in 1st place in the five-team X-League. The team travels to Lakeland, Fla. next Saturday night to face the Florida Marine Raiders. With a win, the Attack will clinch a spot in the X-League Championship. The next home game will be on May 2 and the Attack will take on the Alabama Outlawz. The Attack defeated the Outlawz 59-39 earlier in the season. Visit for more information. * Perfection River City Rascals Have the Hot Corner Covered The River City Rascals ball club, out of O’Fallon, will

start the 2014 season in just 29-days. Rascals’ infielder Steve Carrillo is one of a kind player for the squad. The 26-year old third-baseman out of San Pedro, Calif., rejoins River City for the 2014 campaign after a career year offensively in 2013. For the Rascals last season, Carrillo had career highs in games, at-bats, runs, hits, doubles, homeruns, RBI, walks, and stolen bases. All of these numbers are the best in his professional career since leaving Cal State Dominguez Hills in 2010. Carrillo recalls his fond memories from Cal State where he hit over .320 at the plate and belted five bombs while driving in 34. Aside from the numbers, Carrillo remembers, “The overall amazing experience and the great group of guys on the team. It was always fun for us. We all had a great work ethic, and Coach let us play at our own will!” Carrillo claims, “My injury situation made me work harder at the plate and develop a better mental approach that let me overcome whatever obstacle was thrown my way. I did whatever it took to stay in the lineup, and consequently, I added another utility position to my repertoire.” * He will be on the corner less than a month Lacrosse Team Goes Back-to-Back-toBack The No. 5 Lindenwood women’s lacrosse team clinched its third straight NCAA Division II conference championship on Sunday afternoon at Hunter Stadium with a 19-9 win over Colorado Mesa. The Lady Lions improved to 4-0 in conference play this season, and they are 22-0 in conference games since moving to the NCAA level. The Lions did not leave any doubt in the game as they scored seven times before the Mavericks even attempted a shot. Jordyn Constance scored twice in a 17-second span to start the scoring for Lindenwood. Savannah Phillips also had two goals in that early 7-0 run. The Lady Lions led 10-3 at halftime

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and led by double-figures for much of the second half. Constance had a big game with a seven-point effort. She scored five times and added two assists. Phillips, Erin Abbott, and Melissa Menchella all finished with three goals. Melissa Smith had three points with one goal and two assists. Abbott was the team’s top defender with three caused turnovers and five groundballs. Christine Hehmeyer earned the win in goal after allowing just three goals in one half of action. Lindenwood improves to 12-2 overall on the season. The Lady Lions continue their current homestand on April 24 with a Thursday evening contest against Rockhurst. * Nice streak Join Me, Gary B, at a Grand Opening Join me this Saturday at “Complete Auto Repair & Tire Pros” between 11am-3pm at 1400 East Terra Lane. Come have a BBQ sandwich with me and talk sports!!! * Music for all ages as well 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, and co-hosted, among many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’ • Community News • April 23, 2014


Feed Your Wild Side Discover why everyone is going wild for Wild Blueberries

If you love to cook, discover the wild advantage and fill your freezer with Wild Blueberries. Packed with more intense blueberry flavor and two times the antioxidants of regular blueberries, Wild Blueberries are wildly different from the cultivated blueberries you find in the fresh produce section. Don’t be fooled by their small size, these berries pack more flavor and antioxidant power into their tiny blue bodies than any other blueberry on this big blue planet. This makes them the blueberry of choice for anyone interested in cooking, baking, making smoothies and more.

Here are three delicious recipes from three talented food bloggers with a shared love for tiny, potent Wild Blueberries and a passion for developing innovative, healthy and tasty twists on the classics everyone loves. Our suggestion is to try them all and feed your wild side. For more delicious recipes, visit A Healthy Choice A growing body of research is establishing Wild Blueberries as a potential ally to protect against can-

cer, heart disease and Alzheimer’s disease—so it’s no surprise that more and more people are picking Wild Blueberries than ever before. A Tasty and Easy Option Convenience and freshness are frozen right in. Wild Blueberries are individually quick-frozen within 24 hours of harvest, locking in their intense blueberry flavor, nutrition and antioxidant power. Find them in your grocer’s freezer in convenient re-sealable bags and make sure you get the wild ones.

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Yield: 1 serving Ingredients: 1 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1 cup 2 percent plain yogurt 1/4 cup light coconut milk 2 tablespoons unsweetened, shredded coconut 1/2 teaspoon grated fresh ginger Directions: Place all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.

Wild Blueberry Polenta with Grilled Onions and Sausage Recipe by Mireya Merritt, My Healthy Eating Habits, Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: Onions: 1 1/2 large onions, cut in half and thinly sliced, about 4 cups 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil Polenta: 4 cups water 1 teaspoon salt 1 cup yellow cornmeal 1 3/4 cups frozen Wild Blueberries Sausage: 2 teaspoons olive oil 4 sausages, prepared according to package instructions Directions: Saute onions in 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil until lightly caramelized, about 25 minutes. About 15 minutes before onions are ready, heat water in 4-quart saucepan until comes to a boil. Add salt and slowly whisk in cornmeal. Stir frequently until the polenta thickens up and texture is smooth. Carefully stir in frozen blueberries, trying not to break them. Cook one minute and then turn off the heat, cover the pot and allow polenta to rest 1 to 2 minutes. To serve, place large spoonful of Wild Blueberry polenta on plate, top with grilled onions and then place one sausage, sliced or whole, on top of onions. Serve with sliced oranges or garden salad.


Yield: 12 to 15 thin pancakes, depending on size Ingredients: Wild Blueberry-orange sauce: 1/2 cup frozen Wild Blueberries 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 teaspoon granulated sugar (or honey) Orange pancakes: 1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons gluten-free flour 1 tablespoon granulated sugar (or honey) 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 teaspoon orange zest 1 tablespoon melted butter or margarine Directions: First make sauce. In small sauce pan, combine all ingredients and place on low heat while preparing pancakes. Stir occasionally. Smash Wild Blueberries to desired consistency. To make pancakes, combine all dry ingredients in a medium mixing bowl. Then add in wet ingredients. Whisk everything together until well combined; batter will be thin. On griddle or electric skillet preheat to medium heat. Make sure pan is hot before scooping batter. Using 1/4-cup scoop, pour batter (but not whole scoopful into pancake shapes on griddle). Batter is thin so not much is needed for each pancake. Wait until pancake bubbles before flipping. Flip and cook other side. Continue process until

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Send your event to and we'll print it! Events April 25: Ferguson Library Friends Spring Book Sale Noon-5:30pm, Ferguson Library Auditorium, 35 North Florissant Road. For more information call 314.522.3997. April 26: Bible Reading at the Library 2pm, McClay Library, Meeting Room B, 2760 McClay Road in St. Charles. April 26: Ferguson Library Friends Spring Book Sale 9am-3pm, Ferguson Library Auditorium, 35 North Florissant Road. For more information call 314.522.3997. April 26: Prudential Select Properties Shred Day/Technology ECycling 10am-noon, 5494 Brown Road, Suite 113 in Hazelwood. For more information call 314.838.8661.

April 26: YMCA Healthy Kids’ Day and Camp Open House 10am-2 pm, Emerson Family YMCA 3390 Pershall Road. Free access to the Y all day, open to the community. full details, visit www. ymcastlouis/edwardjones, or call 314.521.1822 April 26: Safe Drug Turn-in and Disposal 10am-2pm, St. John City Hall, 8944 St Charles Rock Road. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal. For more information call 800.882.9539, or visit April 26: City of Overland Spring Clean Up 8am-noon, Legion Park, 9655 Midland Boulevard in Overland. For more information, call 314.428.4321. April 27: North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony/Justice’s Annual Youth Appreciation Dinner.

3:30pm, Christian Hospital Atrium of the Detrick Building. For more information contact Dr. Rance Thomas, 314.238.6828 or Dr. Barbara Thompson, 314.780.4464. April 27: Spaghetti and Meatball Dinner benefiting Old St. Ferdinand Shrine 1-6pm, The Knights of Columbus Council #2951, 50 rue St. Francois in Florissant. Chef Don Costello will prepare spaghetti, meatballs, salad, and bread. $8 per adult, $5 per children ages 3-2. For more information email jimzak60@gmail. com or call 314.837.2110. May 1: Blood Pressure Clinic 10:00am, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine Street. To RSVP, call 314.838.3877 May 2: Tai Chi for Seniors 10:30am, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine Street. Reduce stress, strengthen joints, develop balance and coordination. To RSVP, call 314.838.3877 May 5: Overland Historical Society’s General Meeting 6:30-9pm, Frank Munsch Community Center, 9225 Lackland Road in Overland. Topic will be “Political Cartoons of the American Civil War”. May 17, Overland Historical Society’s Spring Porch Sale 8am, OHS Museum, 2404 Gass Avenue in Overland. Items available to purchase include books, household items, knickknacks, records albums. Coming soon: 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.

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Mondays: Karaoke at DeLeo’s Cafe & Deli 2782 North Hwy 67, Florissant, 8 10:30pm, 314.839.3880.

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

Mondays: Free Line Dancing 6:30pm, beginners welcome, RSVP 314.838.3877, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. Mondays and Wednesdays: Seniors: Exercise with Melanie FREE. Classes are led by a licensed Physical Therapist. 1 pm. 3350 St. Catherine St. (near the Eagan Center) RSVP 314.838.3877 Sundays: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine #1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant, 1 – 4pm, through October. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314.921.7582, 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. Last Saturdays: Writers Workshop: 10am - 1:30pm, Baden Liberary, 8448 Church Rd., 314.388.2400 Fridays: Tai Chi for seniors free classes No class November 29. RSVP by calling 314.838.3877 Every 4th Tuesday: Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335 Meeting 7:30 pm Santa Cruez K of C Hall, 800 Chambers Road. Post 335 is looking for new members.

Health May 3: SSM Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Prevention Health Fair 10am-3pm, St. Louis Outlet Mall, 5555 St. Louis Mills Boulevard. For more information on the event, call 314.447.9644 Every Monday, Health Tips With Mary Swip 11am,. The Bridge at Florissant, 1101 Garden Plaza Drive in Florissant. Sales Director Mary Swip will have a guest speaker come talk about health and wellness tips All Bridge events are free, but require reservations. Please RSVP by calling 314.831.0988. Now: 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-theart 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. 2nd 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 121124, 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 • Community News • April 23, 2014 314-291-3021 Email: dbland@ Third Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association At Lutheran Senior Services at Hidden Lake, 10 – 11am, 11728 Hidden Lake Dr., St. Louis, 314.292.7504 Diabetes Basics: 314.344.7024 for info 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 year-round and serves families throughout the greater St. Charles region. 24-hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600,

Christian Hospital Recovery Center: Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, 314.953.8100. Volunteers Needed at Christian Hospital: Call 314.653.5032 SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings 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. Diabetes Self-Management Training: Call 314.344.7220

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

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

Group at Christian Hospital To register call 314.747.9355

SSM DePaul Wellness Center: Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation, 314.344.6177

Tuesdays: Alcohol and Drug Information Meeting Christian Hospital Building 2, Suite 401, 6:30 – 8pm, 314.839.3171, free and open to the public. Sundays: Alcoholics Anonymous Group 109 11th floor conference room at Christian Hospital, 10am, 11133 Dunn Road. Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30 - 7:30pm, 314.839.3171. Center for Senior Renewal: Day treatment programs for older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss and early signs of dementia, 314.653.5123.

SSM St. Joseph Hospital Healthy Happenings Free Mammogram Screenings: SSM Health Care free mammogram 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 speakers available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups for up to one hour free of charge, 636.949.7159 Ongoing Support Groups

Wednesdays: TOPS #361 Florissant Meetings 10 –11am, Bethel United Church of Christ, 14700 New Halls Ferry Rd., 314.831.5808. Group support to lose weight. Everyone welcome. Sundays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 6:30 - 8pm, 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City, 314.993.5421. First and Third Tuesdays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 12:30 - 2pm, 320 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.968.3477. Third Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group At Delmar Gardens North, 4401 Parker Rd., Florissant, 9am, 314.355.1516, Helpline 800.272.3900 Last Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Mother of Good Counsel Home, 6825 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 10:30am 314.383.4765 Last Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis & Clark, St. Louis, 1pm, 314.340.6389 Wednesdays: Weekly Cancer Survivor’s Support Group H.W. Koenig Medical Building at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 3 4:30pm, free, 636.755.3034

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12075 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, 7:30 – 9pm, Thursdays: Grief Share Support Group Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson 6:30 8pm, Mondays & Thursdays: Breathe/ for people with pulmonary disease Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite 104, 11am 12pm, $30, 314-953-6090 Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30-7:30pm, 314.839.3171. Calcium Scoring Heart Scan Program SSM DePaul Health Center. This program uses advanced (CT) imaging to scan the arteries around the heart and measure or score the amount of calcium present in the plaque deposits. This screening, in combination with other heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, etc.) can help determine an overall picture of your current heart health and your risk for developing heart disease. Call 314.344.6030 to learn more about the heart scan program or to schedule an appointment. SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West Auxiliary Non profit organization assisting the hosp. by holding fund raiserSUDOKU answers from page 8

ing activities, being of service to patients, families, employees & physicians and acting as good will ambassadors to community. We welcome new member. Call Barb Hutchinson 636.947.5466. The Barnes St. Peters Hospital Auxiliary is looking for New Members If you would like to become a member please call 636.916.9664. Gateway to Hope Program The Gateway to Hope Program arranges care for individuals diagnosed w/breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured and reside in MO. Gateway to Hope serves as a breast cancer lifeline for those who do not qualify for government sponsored programs & are unable to afford treatment. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed w/breast cancer & cannot access treatment call Gateway to Hope at 314.569.1113 or Every Wednesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 414 S. Church St., St. Peters. Weigh-ins at 8:30 a.m. Business mtg at 10 a.m. Call 636.397.1727 or 636.272.4995 for more info. Every Tues. 6:30–8 p.m. Chemical Dependency Mtg. Christian Hospital. 314.839.3171.

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12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Information: Wednesdays: New Choices NarAnon Family Group at Zion Lutheran Church

This Month’s Shelter: The Humane Society of Missouri’s Chesterfield Valley Center at Boone’s Crossing 17357 Edison Avenue, Chesterfield, MO 63005 • If you’ve adopted a new family member that you saw in Community News, send us a picture of you and your new pal. Also include a brief story about your pet’s background and how they’re doing now. We’d love to share your happy story with other readers! Community News, 2139 Bryan Valley Commercial Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366 or editor@

The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year, and 3 to 4 million are euthanized. Please do your part to control overpopulation and to limit the number of unwanted animals. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!



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April 23­, 2014 • Community News •

Joe Morice

Over the Fence

Dog Walking Service (DWS LLC) Professional ATV dog exercising is now available to all residents. Hourly rates vary by dog’s weight at 50 cents per pound. Dogs pulling on ATV will receive 15 percent discount. Dogs being dragged will be charged additional 15 percent. Owner responsible for leashes, pedestrian bites, dog fight injuries and angry homeowners with poopy shoes and guns. Pooperscooper service available at $1 per ounce with $2 minimum. Free flags posted at poop sites for DIY scoopers. Daylight hours only. Call 1.800.DOG.GRRR I posted this on a neighborhood website after watching a diminutive young woman walking two enormous dogs; species: carnivorous…or perhaps they were walking her. It seemed amusing until one of them tried to chase a small boy. Luckily, the boy got away. Had the phone number and service been real, the only way I would’ve walked those two monsters was from inside a tank with hooks for rhinoceros restraints. The young woman kept them in her condo and they could be heard barking from an open window during the day and sometimes into the night. I was only

a block away but I’m sure they could be heard in Illinois. After a few months, it stopped. Either the neighbors threatened a lawsuit or she forgot to feed them and they ate each other. My neighborhood has many dog owners. Since a portion of it is small condos with no fenced yards for dogs, they are often walked before the owners leave for work and after they come home. This is why I posted the “ad.” It was a way to have a little fun with dog lovers and dogs that I felt bad for. Dogs need yards to play in while waiting for their owners to survive daily corporate downsizing and rush hour. Now that my granddaughter’s aging dachshund is staying here for a while, I’m left with the same duties. It’s affectionate, cuddly and dumb as a fence post. It only knows how to beg when I’m eating lunch, sleep on the couch and hide under a bed after staining the rug. I have no yard for it to befoul so it’s leash and pooper-scooper time several times a day or miss an outing and get another rug stain.

I believe all dogs should have fenced yards or 200 acres to dig holes in. As of right now, this small rugstainer is in condo purgatory being held over until his owners move to a different location. Hopefully it’ll have a fenced yard for him or preferably 200 acres so rug-stainer can roam around in it. Me too. I love the outdoors when the weather permits; meaning I don’t roam in hail storms, blizzards and tornados but then, neither do dogs. Perhaps I’m more like dogs than people, except I don’t mind living in condos. However, I would hate having a collar with a leash attached as my bride discovered. Perhaps that’s why she loved dogs. She even tolerated rug-strainers as long as they cuddled and didn’t eat the cat. I got the impression she would’ve traded me for a dog if it had a job and made house payments. She eventually left me for a guy that resembled her favorite lapdog…species; Oedipus. He didn’t have a job but he loved dogs, cats, free meals and older women. I’m unsure if he begged but she claimed at least he put the toilet lid down. Maybe I’ll buy 200 acres and get a dog to roam in it. I might even get it a cat to chase when it stops by between trashcan hunting and meadow-marking tours. Joe Morice is Community News’s blue-collar philosopher. He was born and raised in Missouri and spent most of his childhood on a farm and adulthood operating big machines. He has no formal training as a writer, unless 60 years of writing about any and everything counts. The opinions expressed in this column are Joe Morice’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

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