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Safety Town Summer Camp

Participants of all ages run along Elizabeth Avenue during the 2011 event. This year’s event will be held on Sat. May 17.

Photo courtesy Ferguson Twilight Run

Proceeds raised support four local agencies Runners and walkers will line up at the start line of the fifth annual Ferguson Twilight Run, the only evening race in North St. Louis County, at 5pm on Saturday, May 17. The Twilight Run includes 1-mile, 5K and 10K distances. The race is formerly known as LiveWell Ferguson Twilight 5K Run/Walk. Race times are set for 5pm for the 1-mile distance, 6pm for the 10K and 6:20pm for the 5K. The courses are USATF certified and timed by Big River Running. In partnership with the Live Well Events Board, organizers of the Ferguson Twilight Run selected four local agencies to receive proceeds from the race. Since 2010, Ferguson Twilight Run has supported healthy fitness activities in Ferguson and North St. Louis County through donations to the Emerson Family YMCA. The donations help provide scholarships for youth to participate in summer programs. Javier Mendoza will return to celebrate the fifth annual Ferguson Twilight Run. Mendoza headlined the post-race concert in 2011. Mendoza, a singer, songwriter and performer has a diverse and enthusiastic following in St. Louis. After crossing the finish line, hang out at the Plaza at 501 for live music, food, drink and more fun. Ferguson Brewing Company will have free beer samples for adults age 21 and older. Vendors will have food and other items for sale, as well as specials at local restaurants. Ferguson Twilight Run is a familyfriendly race for participants of all fit-

ness levels. Baby joggers/strollers are welcome, but pets are not allowed. The race is environmentally friendly. Recycling bins are provided for cups, bottles and other beverage containers. Participants are encouraged to carpool, walk, jog or bike to the event, if possible, as on-site parking is limited. The 2014 beneficiaries include Emerson Family YMCA, Girls on the Run at Bermuda Elementary, Ferguson Youth Initiative and Marygrove. Each agency will receive a percentage of race proceeds. The goal is to raise $12,000 with 1,900 participants. Race fees for the 2014 5K and 10K events are $25; on May 16, the fee increases to $30 through race day. The 1-Mile Fun Run is $10. Registration includes a performance shirt and a medal for one-mile, 5K and 10K race finishers. Go online to to sign up. Participants can pick up race bibs and shirts on May 13 and May 14 from 4pm-8pm at the Ferguson Bicycle Shop. Packet pick-up continues on May 15 and May 16 from 10:30am-8pm at the Ferguson Bicycle Shop. Packets can also be picked up on race day during the Live Well Fair which takes place at the Ferguson Farmer’s Market from 8am-12pm. Late pick-up begins at 4pm at the race location. Ferguson Twilight Run started in 2010 with a goal of 300 participants. In its first year, there were more than 900 registrations. The race is growing and is on its way to becoming an expectation

and a tradition in the City of Ferguson. The 1-Mile Fun Run is presented by Ferguson Citywalk. The 5K is presented by the Christian Hospital Foundation, and the 10K is presented by Big River Running. The Peak Performance and Good Living Sponsors include the city of Ferguson, Emerson, Negwar Materials, Sam’s Club #8125, Wellspring Church, Live Well Ferguson, Fifth Third Bank, Great Rivers Greenway, Mobile Eye Care Solutions, North County Inc., Alive Magazine, Blue’s Arthouse Graphics and Web Design, the James Family, and Pearce Neikirk Realtors.

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Vol. 93 No. 19

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Around Town Local news and events like opening day of the Overland Farmers Market and the Hazelwood School District’s Community Development Award


Business The city of Hazelwood urges resident to take online survey and a local entrepreneur launches brainskinz.


School Garrett Elementary gets a new playground and Dr. Mike Fulton of Pattonville School District wins the State Leadership Award.


Learn & Play Book Buzz, Sudoku and a Crossword Puzzle


Movie Without a doubt, Heaven is for Real has a good heart, leaving the viewer with a warm and fuzzy feeling.


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


Recipes Perfect Warm-Weather Pairings


What’s Happening the only events calendar you need to stay entertained all week long




Over the Fence Joe Morice is to Community News readers what Wilson was to Tim Taylor: enjoy a fresh perspective from our in-house blue-collar philosopher.

Senior Citizens Handbook Now Available With Older Americans Month in May, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri (LSEM) would like to remind seniors that the 19th edition of Senior Citizens Handbook is now available at www.lsem. org/Elderly_60.aspx, the Missouri Bar homepage and the statewide legal aid website “Our updated Senior Citizens Handbook is an extremely helpful resource, giving Missouri seniors vital and comprehensive information right at their fingertips,” said Dan Glazier, executive di-

rector and general counsel for LSEM. “This guide can really help seniors navigate the many Missouri laws and programs affecting them.” Free of charge, the 72-page handbook contains updated information on: financial assistance, healthcare, housing, consumer information, personal planning/protection, veterans benefits that increase income to pay for long term care, information and referral for seniors and persons with disabilities, as well as contact listings of many of the agencies and organizations in Missouri that aid senior citizens.

Overland Farmers Market to Open 2014 Season on Saturday May 10 Back by popular demand, the Overland Farmers Market opens for its seventh season on Saturday, May 10 with new vendors offering fresh produce, locally raised grass-fed beef, sweet Missouri honey and fresh-bakery goods; plus original arts, crafts, live music and a unique “Junk-aRama.” The Overland Farmers Market will be open from 8am-12:30pm in the city parking lot at Woodson Road, about one mile north of Page Avenue. “Most of our vendors are local producers of fruits, vegetables and fresh meat products, in addition to those offering arts, crafts, living plants, gardening products and other consumer goods,” said Richard A. Kilzer, president of the Overland Farmers Market Board of Directors. “We’re a magnet for bargain hunters and lovers of locally grown produce, as well as merchandise you can’t find anywhere else,” said Kilzer. “This year we’re hosting an opening day ‘Junk-a-Rama’ so people can buy, sell and give away second-hand

merchandise. Anybody wanting to offer their junk can call us 314.769.6360 for information. “We’ll also have live music by folk singer Jessica Womack on opening day, and a stable of versatile musicians every Saturday throughout the season.” The Overland Farmers Market is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization managed by volunteers. After the May 10 opening the Market will occur every Saturday morning through October 25. Admission to The Overland Farmers Market is free. For more information, visit

Get your event or good news published in Community News: email your information in calendar and article formats to • Community News • May 7, 2014

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Registration Open for Safety Town Summer Camp

Vantage Credit Union Member Contributes to Financial Literacy and Wins a Trip to Disney World

Registration is now open for Maryland Heights’ popular Safety Town summer program for kids ages 4 and 5. Campers will learn the importance of signals and signs, proper seat belt use, the dangers of home poisons, using caution with animals, dealing with strangers, home fire safety and much more. A Maryland Heights Police Officer will conduct each session. Three sessions are available: June 16-27, June 30-July 11 and July 28-Aug. 8. All sessions meet daily from 9am-noon. Registration is $40 for residents and $50 for nonresidents. To register, call 314.738.2599, or stop by the Maryland Heights Centre.

Vantage Credit Union announced this week that member Toni Turner, of North St. Louis, was its Magical Moments raffle winner. She won a trip for 4 to Walt Disney World in Orlando, Fla. Executive Vice President Randy Yeck and PR Specialist Jennifer Allemann were on hand to congratulate Toni and her two sons. Turner purchased three $10 raffle tickets and was randomly chosen as the winner. The trip includes: round trip airfare for 4 from Saint Louis or Kansas City to Orlando, Fla.; 5 days/4 Magical Moments raffle winner Toni Turner and her sons are congratulated by Execunights lodging at Walt Disney World tive Vice President Randy Yeck and PR Specialist Jennifer Allemann. Value resort; 5 day Walt Disney World Credit Union Charitable Foundation (MCUCF) Park “magic your way” tickets for four for future financial literacy programs across the people, and $500 for food expenses. Turner, who jumped for joy when she heard state. The MCUCF is a 501c3 nonprofit organithe news, plans to take the trip in September zation that supports educational and charitable after her August college graduation. She will be opportunities for credit unions and the commutaking her boys and her mother along for the nities they serve. fun. Credit Unions across the region participated in the Magical Moments promotion. All proceeds went to the Missouri

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 11:30am-1pm at Syberg’s located at 2430 Old Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights.


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Nine PBS Teen Talent Competition Special Spotlights Students Competing at the Fox Theatre An a cappella tap dancing team and a 1920s- these young people the opportunities that they inspired hula-hooper were among the acts that need and gives them a reason to stay in St. Louis." The finals, which took place on April 4 at the made the finals of the 2014 St. Louis Teen Talent Competition. All 20 teenagers Fox Theatre, were judged by who made the finals will perform theater professionals including in the hour-long Teen Talent Broadway star and St. Louis native Ken Page; actress and St. Competition, the fourth annual Louis native Phyllis Smith (The broadcast of the event on the Office); and Muny executive diNine Network. It debuts Monrector Mike Isaacson. In addiday, May 12 at 7pm on Nine PBS tion to the performances, Teen (and will be repeated on May 14 Talent Competition will feature at 3am and May 18 at 3pm). interviews with the students. The preliminary round of the St. Louis Teen Talent CompetiThe finalists are: Haylee Capstick (Eureka High School); tion, organized by Fox PerformThomas Fields (St. Louis Uniing Arts Charitable Foundaversity High School); Donesha tion, drew 107 acts, which were Buhr (Fresh Start North Acadwhittled down to just 12 for the finals. Finalists receive scholar- Donesha Buhr, competes as "Daring Donesha" emy); Aiden Ip (Whitfield High ships, prizes and opportunities in the fourth annual Teen Talent Competition School) and Hava Polinsky finals. Courtesy of the Nine Network of Public Media (Clayton High School); Courtto perform on local stages. "It really is amazing to see how much better the ney Fortner (Parkway South High School); Lauren talent gets each year," said Patrick Murphy, pro- Goskie (Hillsboro High School); Antonious Hamducer of Nine's Teen Talent Competition. "It gives mond (Christian Brothers College High School); John Li (Mary Institute-Country Day School); Olivia Long (John Burroughs School); Wes Ragland, Christopher Frey and Marquis Houston (Webster Groves High School); Nigel Harris-Scott (Webster Groves High School); and Marquece Lomax, Evonté Gray, Robert Crenshaw, Alvin Bryant, Damiel Rice and Dyvi'on Johnson (Central Visual and Performing Arts High School). The Teen Talent Competition broadcast is underwritten by St. Louis Community College. All arts programming on the Nine Network, supported by PNC Bank.

Hazelwood Police Department Joining State-Wide Effort to Crack Down on Seat Belt Violators The Hazelwood Police Department will be joining other law enforcement agencies across the state for an aggressive “Click It or Ticket” mobilization campaign between May 19 and June 1. The purpose is to crack down on Missouri’s seat belt violations. Six out of 10 people killed in Missouri traffic accidents are unbuckled. And, even with all the advancements in automobile safety and education on the importance of seat belt use, Missouri’s seat belt use has remained relatively unchanged in the last six years Seat belts are the single best defense for drivers and consistently below the naand passengers when a traffic accident occurs. tional average. Missouri has an 80 percent seat belt use, which is well below the national average of 86 percent. Teens and pick-up truck drivers are among those least likely to buckle at 67 percent and 63 percent respectively. “Seat belts are your single best defense in a crash,” said Chief of Police Gregg Hall, Hazelwood Police Department. “Everyday someone gets thrown from a vehicle and dies upon impact because they weren’t buckled up. Our police officers will be on the lookout for seat belt violators in order to prevent lives from being needlessly lost if a traffic accident occurs.” Seat belt use is the single most effective way to protect people and reduce fatalities in motor vehicle crashes. The City of Hazelwood, as well as St. Louis County, have a primary seat belt ordinance that requires all drivers and passengers in the front seat to wear a seat belt. If a police officer sees an individual driving without wearing a seat belt, he/she can pull over the driver and issue a ticket. Plus, if a driver is pulled over for another traffic violation and is found not using a seat belt, the police officer can issue a second ticket for that offense. In addition, all children, ages 16 and under, are required to be secured with a passenger restraint device such as a car seat, booster seat, or seat belt. Hazelwood firefighter/paramedics at Fire Station #1 are available to assist motorists in making sure their car seats are installed properly inside the vehicle. This free service is for Hazelwood residents only. Residents should contact the Hazelwood Fire Department at 314.731.3424 ahead of time to make an appointment. The Hazelwood Police Department wants everyone to buckle up and arrive alive to their destination. For information on Missouri seatbelt usage, visit • Community News • May 7, 2014

Christian Hospital’s Just Lose It Weight Loss Challenge Christian Hospital’s latest round in the Just Lose It weight-loss challenge ended on April 24 with the last weigh-in showing 250 participants losing a total of more than 1,700 pounds. Congratulations to the top winners based on weight-loss percentage: • Theresa Endsley lost 16.713 percent of her body weight, shedding 36 pounds during the 12week challenge. • Bridget Wesley lost 16.407 percent of his body weight after losing 31.6 pounds. • Lisa Wilson lost 14.389 of her body weight losing 31.8 pounds. Theresa Endsley, our first place winner, joined because her aunt told her mom and her about the program and it sounded like a good program, so they joined together because they all wanted to lose weight. Her goal was to learn healthier habits and try to lose some weight – and that she did! She lost the weight because she had a great support group of her aunt and her mom, but she also felt like she had the support and help of everyone at Just Lose It. She felt doing it as a group really helped and learned to eat more veggies, drink more water and take more walks. She feels that having a support system when losing weight helps a lot. She plans on maintaining he weight loss over the summer by continuing to apply the thing she has learned into her lifestyle. Bridget Wesley, has been in Just Lose It since January of 2012. She joined this time because she wanted to get back on track with her fitness journey. She said that being a part of this challenge motivates her to stay focused because of all the support the program provides and the opportunity’s to be around others who are facing the same struggles with losing weight and getting healthy. Her goal was to lose 24 pounds (2 pounds a week) and she exceeded that goal to come in second place in the challenge. Lisa Wilson really didn’t have a goal when she started, she just wanted to lose weight and that is exactly what she did. She lost the weigh by eating healthy and exercise. She started taking Zumba, kick boxing and other classes at the YMCA. She would also walk on the treadmill for 30 - 45 minutes and walked her way, right to third place. Others to recognize who made the Top 10 are: 4. Barbara Gains lost 13.2.65% of her body weight 5. Jessica Welch lost 13.183% of his body weight 6. Troy Ellis lost 12.898% of his body weight

The top three winners of Just Lose It are, from left to right, 1st place winner, Theresa Endsley, 2nd place, Bridgette Wesley and 3rd place, Lisa Wilson. Photo by Bret Berigan

7. Margaret Tucker lost 12.348% of her body weight 8. Patricia Fletcher lost 12.275% of her body weight 9. Steven Conner lost 12.085% of his body weight 10. Angela Taylor losing 11.403% of her body weight Over the last 5 years this completion has helped community members lose over 17,000 pounds and continues on with the next kick-off scheduled for Saturday, August 16, 2014. You must register by calling 314.747.9355. No walk-ins will be allowed. There is a $10 entry fee per person. For more information, go to events then to Just Lose It!. This is a chance for you to take charge of your health with help from your friends at Christian Hospital, City of Bellefontaine, City of Florissant, St. Louis County Parks, Community News, Ferguson Bicycle Shop, Graham Outpatient Rehabilitation, Curves in Edwardsville, Ill., and the YMCA .

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Hazelwood School District Wins NCI Community Development Award The Hazelwood School District (HSD) has been named a recipient of the North County Incorporated (NCI) Community Development Award for 2014. The District will be honored during the NCI 37th Annual Breakfast Friday, May 16 at 7:30am, at the Renaissance St. Louis Airport Hotel. NCI is honoring the Hazelwood School District for its community and volunteer efforts in response to the April 10, 2013 tornado that struck North St. Louis County. Many families were affected by the devastation caused by the tornado and the District suffered damage to many of its buildings and campuses. HSD was also chosen for taking the knowledge and experiences they gained during this crises one step further, by developing an action plan that will allow the District to react quickly and effectively if ever needed in the future. “On behalf of the entire Hazelwood School District and our Board of Education, I am proud to accept this award,” said Dr. Grayling Tobias, superintendent of Hazelwood School District. “Our outreach efforts helped raise more than $10,000 to help our families impacted by the tornado. I recall being overwhelmed by the spirit of community in our school district and I thank North County Incorporated and NCI President and CEO Rebecca Zoll for this honor.” “Each year North County Inc. proudly recognizes others in the community through their amazing leadership, volunteerism and service,” said Rebecca Zoll, North County Incorporated president/ CEO. “Our area is so fortunate to have the type of talented and dedicated organizations and people that selflessly serve, and those who make a huge difference to the families and neighborhoods, during even the toughest situations.”



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St. Louis Based Entrepreneur Launches New Product brainskinz has been an ongoing project since 2011 for John Polansky, father of three active kids. Polansky’s goal was to create a helmet that would appeal to children of all ages and make helmets that are unique and desirable to wear. brainskinz helmets are comprised of two parts: A base helmet that is Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) certified along with an interchangeable “dome”. The helmet dome coverings attach and detach easily and safely with clips at front and back to produce different looks and styles. Each interchangeable dome is creative and appeals to children as well as adults. “I was driving through a local park when I noticed a neighborhood kid riding his bike with no helmet,”

recalls Polansky. “When I asked him why it was attached to his handlebars and not his head, he told me helmets were ugly and uncomfortable. I realized right then and there that something had to change.” The support of brainskinz on will go to expanding the brainskinz commerce website ( to allow designers of all ages to submit design ideas that could be produced along with brainskinz own designs. This will generate buzz for the product and allow for additional sales. Each level of support will receive a “perk” for thanks in supporting this product. brainskinz will be available to the public in late summer.

2015 Grads Invited to Apply for Student of Ethics Award Better Business Bureau (BBB) invites high school juniors who will graduate in 2015 to apply for its Student of Ethics award, a $2,500 college award that recognizes students who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement. Applicants who reside in any of the 92 counties in Missouri and Illinois served by St. Louis BBB may submit their entries online through the BBB website. In addition to an entry form, students must upload a high school transcript, a letter of recommendation and a 300-word essay describing the process by which he or she confronted an ethical dilemma and made a decision. A new online form allows applicants to upload all components of their entries. Students also may print a form. A panel of independent judges will choose three winners, considering each student’s leadership qualities, academic performance, character and essay. Each will receive a $2,500 award to be used at an accredited college of the student’s choice. Applications are due by May 30. More information is available online at stlouis, or by calling Chris Thetford, BBB director of communications, at 314.645.3300.

COMBINING QUALIT Y AND COST IS ONE OF THE THINGS W E D O B E S T. Knowing the families in our community, we understand quality service and cost are both important. We also know people are more comfortable when they have choices. Our list of services assures your family the dignity they deserve at a cost you determine. If you ever have a question or would like more information, feel free to call or stop by.

Stygar Florissant

Chapel & Crematory Center 13980 New Halls Ferry Road.

(314) 830-1500

Stygar Mid Rivers

Funeral Home & Crematory 5987 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.

(636) 936-1300

Hazelwood Residents Urged to Take Online Survey Hazelwood City Council members want to hear from their local constituents. A resident survey has been posted on the City’s website at and can be visibly seen when the site comes up on a computer screen or mobile device. Clicking the link with a computer mouse gives residents easy access to it. Those who have limited access to the Internet or don’t have a computer can fill out a hard copy of the resident survey at one of these locations: Hazelwood City Hall; Civic Center East; Hazelwood Community Center; or the St. Louis County Library’s Prairie Commons Branch in Hazelwood. After completing the questionnaire, residents can fold it and drop it inside a specially marked ballot box. The City of Hazelwood currently finds itself in a financial crisis. Although the City was able to maintain a budget surplus for many years in the past, things have dramatically changed as a result of the Ford plant closing and the lingering effects of the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression which started in 2008. New revenue sources, such as the red light cameras, have become less reliable. Plus, the amount of property and commercial sales tax revenue is lower now than it was back in 2008, causing City revenues to lag behind expenses. Therefore, the City has moved from a budget surplus to a budget deficit starting in 2012 and the deficit is increasing each year. To help compensate for the reduction in revenues, Hazelwood officials have drastically cut City expenses down to the bone in recent years. In 2013, expenses were pretty much kept flat at a rate of 1.29 percent -- which is almost 40 percent lower than the rate of inflation – except for increases in health insurance, commodities, and utility costs. In fact, city employees have gone without a Cost of Living increase during four of the last five years. Unfortunately, these cuts haven’t been able to turn things around. As a result, Hazelwood City Council members are faced with making some difficult budget decisions in order to keep the City of Hazelwood from further deficit spending. Additional budget cuts will need to be made unless the City finds another steady operating revenue stream. That’s why Council members are asking for residents’ feedback on which City services and/or programs they like and which ones they could do without or pay a fee to keep. The survey is brief and only takes a few minutes to complete. This is a chance for local citizens to voice their opinions and help guide the Council in which direction to go with its budget cutting decisions. Hazelwood City Council members plan to host informational meetings in their wards during the next few months. Announcements of these meetings will be posted on the City’s website and disseminated to the local media. The City’s management staff will also be available to attend these neighborhood meetings and answer any questions regarding this important issue. Residents interested in hosting their own neighborhood meetings and inviting a City Council member and/ or City management staff person to speak can make these arrangements by calling 314.513.5011. • Community News • May 7, 2014

Pattonville Superintendent Recipient of State Leadership Award

Dr. Mike Fulton, Pattonville superintendent, is shown flanked by Pattonville board members, administrators and his family members after accepting the MASA Pearce leadership award. Photo courtesy Pattonville School District

Pattonville superintendent Dr. Michael Fulton has been selected by the Missouri Association of School Administrators (MASA) as the recipient of its annual Robert L. Pearce Award for 2014. Fulton was selected by a committee of his peers. The award is given annually to an outstanding Missouri superintendent of schools and includes a $500 cash award to the recipient and a $500 scholarship for a student in the district of the award winner. Fulton has been Pattonville’s superintendent since 2007, but has served the district for nearly two decades in several capacities including assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction; assistant superintendent for planning and assessment; and director of planning, assessment and research. Under Fulton’s leadership, the district has become a high-performing school system that has been recognized at state and national levels for academic achievement. The district has provided staff members with extensive training in instructional strategies that support implementing the curriculum with fidelity. The district has adjusted instructional practices to meet current and future realities and it has focused limited resources in areas that would have the greatest impact on achievement. Fulton is the 28-eighth recipient of the prestigious Robert L. Pearce Award.



Garrett Elementary Cuts Ribbon on New Playground After 2-years of fundraisers and planning, students, parents and staff at Garrett Elementary School officially opened their new playground. The first of three phases, the new playground sports a Sky Wheel and the Bongo Jungle Climber as well as other kidapproved features. Amanda Davison, a fifthgrade teacher at Garrett Elementary, proposed the idea of building a new playground after seeing the equipment at Walker Elementary, anoth- Garrett Elementary students try out the school’s new playground during the recent ribbon cuter school in the Hazelwood ting. Garrett students and PTA raised funds to bring the new equipment to the school. Photo School District. courtesy Hazelwood School District “I was walking with my son the community’s support because our students near Walker [Elementary] and noticed their are the big winners.” playground and thought it was pretty cool,” she According to Barb Jaycox, Garrett PTA presirecalled. “Then I started thinking, ‘this would be dent, this is the first phase of the new playground. nice for [Garrett] students’.” The subsequent phases will include the addition Davison proposed the idea of bringing new of two sliding boards. equipment to the school to the Parent Teacher Association who wholeheartedly agreed. The PTA spearheaded a variety of fundraisers including selling TJs Pizza, St. Louis Blues tickets, and entertainment coupon books. The PTA also coordinated a holiday craft night and Santa’s workshop, where proceeds from the sale of holiday items benefitted the playground project. “Our families really came together and made this happen,” said Erik Melton, Garrett principal. “We’re always grateful for


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Youngest Pick:

Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box includes all the digits 1 through 9.

“Steam Train, Dream Train” Community News is proud to offer our readers “Book Buzz.” This column will feature great books for children in three categories: Youngest Pick: early childhood to the first or second grade, Middle Pick: elementary school children, and Oldest Pick: middle school children. Enjoy!

Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2014.

The railroad crew’s got lots to do in Steam Train, Dream Train, by Sherri Duskey Rinker with shades-of-blue-eveningillustrations by Tom Lichtenheld. Put on your pretend and chug along, as a boy slumbers, his toy train at the foot of his bed. The child dreams that every car his mighty steam engine pulls has a purpose and “each worker knows what to do. Quick! Before it gets too late, start to load up all the freight.” A pack of crazed monkeys pack the boxcar, with hoppin’ help from a bevy of bunnies and a plodding camel, hefting blocks and erector sets. Down the line, a row of chubby, pink elephants fill their trunks to the brim with pastel paints earmarked for the tankers, while bears and penguins load the refrigerated reefer car with ice cream sundaes, stopping occasionally to chill out with a cone. Everyone from dinosaurs to kangaroos to giraffes jump a ride on the train too—“Steam train, dream train . . . chhhhh . . . goodnight.”

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30. Popular pet rodent 35. Acted like 37. Leave behind 39. Spacious 40. “Just along for the ____” 41. *”_____ Mia!” 43. Heroes 44. On the rocks 46. Nervous biter’s victim 47. Fit of shivering 48. “A Series of Unfortunate Events” author 50. The Three Tenors, e.g. 52. He is 53. Lunch stop 55. *Rob to new mom Kim Kardashian 57. *Minnelli’s mother

61. One who moves from place to place 65. Bay window 66. *Biblical matriarch Sarah had this many children 68. More capable 69. Like a wave caused by the moon 70. Shot ___ in track and field 71. Japanese-American 72. Door fastener 73. Type of wood often used for furniture 74. Walk loudly DOWN 1. Johann Sabastian ____ 2. Popular smoothie berry 3. Winningest Super Bowl coach 4. Do-re-do-re-do-re-do-re, e.g. 5. Like life, according to some 6. *Juliet’s mother, ____ Capulet 7. Often checked in a bar 8. Warming winter beverage 9. 5,280 feet 10. Saudi Arabia’s neighbor 11. Maître d’s list 12. *Christian Science founder, Mary Baker ____ 15. *Scarlet letter-wearing mother 20. Camelot, to Arthur 22. Tom Hanks’ 1988 movie 24. “Fragrant” rice 25. *Brady mom 26. Offer two cents 27. Obscure

29. *”Mommy Dearest” 31. Parks or Luxemburg 32. When it breaks, the cradle will fall

33. Permeate 34. Plural of “lysis” 36. Art style popular in 1920s and 1930s 38. Arab chieftain 42. Cover story 45. Ultimate goal 49. Japanese capital 51. Liver or kidney, e.g. 54. Parkinson’s disease drug 56. Lunar path 57. Music style with gloomy lyrics 58. “Tosca” tune 59. Purges 60. ____ year 61. Made in “Breaking Bad” 62. Additionally 63. Indian Lilac 64. Stumble 67. Greek letter N, pl. See answers page 13 • Community News • May 7, 2014


“Heaven is for Real”

By Steve Bryan - Rated: PG

After the Christmas movie rush but before the summer blockbusters, horror films and inspirational pictures take over the local multiplex. While spiritual stories typically have a small, loyal following, none has created quite as much buzz as Heaven is for Real. Based on a best-selling book, this movie offers an eyeopening look at the afterlife. Greg Kinnear stars as Todd Burpo, a smalltown pastor who supplements his income by repairing garage doors. He and his family endure financial and physical hardships, but Heaven is for Real Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures when son Colton (Connor Corum) hovers Speaking of Colton, Connor Corum is a good-looknear death on the operating table, the pastor ing kid, but as a first-time actor, he is somewhat annoyhas an emotional breakdown in the hospital chapel. ing. It’s a safe bet that he has no formal training, espeColton recovers, but he talks about visiting heaven cially since he frequently looks off-screen at a director and sitting on the lap of Jesus Christ. Burpo is ready to dismiss Colton’s stories as childish whimsy, but his or parent for coaching. No offense to young Mr. Colittle boy talks about the people he met there, including rum, but he is no Haley Joel Osment or Jerry Mathers. On the plus side, Heaven is for Real doesn’t preach Todd’s beloved grandfather and a sister he never knew to the audience. The story simply shows he had. Without a doubt, Heaven is for Real has a good how Colton landed in the hospital and the heart, leaving the viewer with a warm and fuzzy feel- heartfelt stories he tells afterwards. Direcing. The story, based on Todd Burpo’s memoir, paints tor Randall Wallace (Secretariat) avoids a an idealistic version of the afterlife complete with angels who laugh at Colton’s request to sing Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Greg Kinnear serves as the glue holding the story together. Playing Pastor Todd Burpo, Kinnear finds the right balance between spirituality and doubt. For years, Burpo has been preaching about God and heaven, but he is woefully unprepared when his son casually speaks about his heavenly experiences. The always-enjoyable Margo Martindale counterbalances Kinnear as church board member Nancy Rawling. Nancy’s son lost his life in combat, so her faith has been stretched to its limits. That’s also why she has trouble accepting what Colton talks about after leaving the hospital.

lot of special effects, but his angels are definitely cool. Overall, this is an enjoyable, though terribly slow, spiritual film that allows every viewer to make up their own mind about the afterlife. Not everyone believes in heaven, but the one shown is this movie looks like a nice place to hang out. Heaven is for Real, rated PG for thematic material, including some medical situations, and for brief language, currently is playing in theaters. 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 Perfect Season Continues for St. Louis Attack Football By romping the Alabama Outlawz 76-65 the St. Louis Attack prove to all why they are the sole possessor of 1st place. The win clinches home field advantage for the X-Bowl, to be held on

June 14. The player of the game was wide receiver Deandre Jackson. He not only caught four touchdowns, but

made two tackles on special teams and added a kick return to the highlight reel with a spinning 25-yard run. The Saturday’s game will be against the local club football team, the Gateway Hawks, at 7:30pm. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to see the legendary wide receiver Isaac Bruce. If you can’t make it to the game, tune in to with Todd Blackstock and David Solomon. Visit for more information. * The Reverend is in the house The Broadcast Booth of the Attack Have Guest

Attack Quarterback Gets Honors The Attack’s QB, Mike McMullen, has received the award of being the X-Factor Player-of-the-Month of April. He has provided a victory to the team in each of the four games he has appeared. An injury to the starting QB allowed McMullen to step in and lead the team. He led the League in passing yards, completions and touchdowns for the month. * Always a leader Baseball Heating Up in River City The River City Rascals ball club out of O’Fallon will start the 2014 season at home in just 16-days. For more information go to * The hot dogs have been delivered

Lindenwood Athletes Acknowledged Three University’s athletes picked up weekly honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference organization this week. Juwan Cubit was the Division II Men’s Track Athlete Attending the game this past weekend, of the Week, Lindsey Blackwell was the DII Women’s Yours Truly had the honor to join Todd Track Athlete of the Week, and Mariona Pinol was the Blackstock and David Solomon to add DII Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Cubit had two top-10 finishes at the Kansas Relays. comments in the third quarter. He had the third-fastest prelim time and finished 8th Photo by Scott Spelbrink in the finals of the 100m dash. In the 200m, he finished * Fun Time 5th in the finals. Cubit was also a member of the 12th-place 4x100 relay team. Blackwell had a busy week competing at the Kansas Relays and the Dewey Allgood Invitational. She finished 3rd in the hammer and 9th in the discus. Blackwell then took 1st place at the Dewey Allgood Invitational in the discus and hammer events and also was runner-up in the shot put. Pinol helped Lindenwood to a 7-2 women’s tennis victory over Principia and dropped just two games in her two contests. At No. 2 doubles, she and Daria Ivanova won 8-1 for Lindenwood’s only doubles victory. At No. 4 singles, she lost just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory. * Impressive week 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 • May 7, 2014


Perfect Warm-Weather Pairings Serve up the best while entertaining al fresco

Pinot Noir-Braised Lamb Shanks with Porcini and Cannellini Beans Yield: 4 servings Ingredients: 4 12- to 14-ounce lamb shanks Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste 1 ounce dried porcini mushrooms 1 bottle Sterling Carneros Pinot Noir 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 large yellow onion, cut into 1/4-inch dice 10 medium garlic cloves, peeled and minced 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 large celery rib, cut into 1/4-inch dice 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes 1 can (14 ounces) cannellini beans, drained 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary 4 servings of soft polenta 1/4 cup chopped flat leaf parsley, for garnish Directions: Preheat oven to 325°F. Trim skin and tendons from lamb shanks. Season meat with salt and pepper. Rinse porcini and soak in 2 cups of wine. Brown shanks in 1/4 cup oil in large Dutch oven or heavy, oven-proof pot over medium heat until browned on all sides. Transfer to plate. Add onions, carrots, and celery to pan, adding more oil if needed. Cook, stirring occasionally until it begins to brown, about 5 minutes. Add garlic, cooking and stirring for another 2 minutes. Remove mushrooms from soaking liquid, squeeze, and chop into medium pieces. Add them to pot along with soaking wine, remaining wine, tomatoes, cannellini beans, bay leaf, thyme and rosemary. Season with salt and pepper. Return shanks to pot, cover, and transfer to oven until shanks are very tender and meat has shrunk back to expose an inch of bone, 2 to 2-1/2 hours, turning every 30 minutes. Remove from oven and season again to taste. To serve, mound a serving of polenta on each plate, top with a lamb shank, smother with sauce from pan, and sprinkle with chopped parsley.


For your next al fresco gathering, complete the menu and satisfy guests by pairing a flavorful meal with wines to celebrate sunny days and warm evenings. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, choose fresh, vibrantly colored vegetables and a flavorful meat selection, such as tender lamb. Take your fare to the next level by uncorking one of the many delicious wines from Sterling Vineyards, all of which are perfect for celebrating warm evenings and special friends. Whether your event is an elegant Mother’s Day meal or a casual summer brunch, Sterling’s wide portfolio of wines at a range of prices ensures there’s something for everyone. Carneros Pinot Noir offers a dark red fruit profile and toasty oak complexity, making it the perfect wine to pair with lamb. Sweet Endings When it comes time to dish out the finale to your meal, pair those yummy desserts with a sweet and lightly-flavored wine, such as Butterfly Kiss Moscato. This wellbalanced, sweet white wine is loaded with stone fruit and citrus flavors and tastes delicious after a hearty lamb dish. For other delicious entertaining ideas, visit and


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Send your event to and we'll print it! Events Friday, May 9, 16, 23, 20: 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 Thursday, May 15: Blood Pressure Clinic 10:00am, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine

Street. To RSVP, call 314.838.3877 Thursday, May 15: 24th Annual IEC Electrical Trade Show 4pm, Moolah Temple, 12545 Fee Fee Road. This event is free with pre-registration or $10 at the door. Saturday, 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. May 17: Open House 10am-1pm, Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Center, 17300 North Outer Forty, Suite 205 Chesterfield. Saturday, June 7: Indoor Flea Market 7:30am-1:30pm, St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 2900 St. Cath-

erine Street in Florissant Vendors welcome ($20 per table). To reserve a spot, or for more information call 314.837.7113

6:30pm, beginners welcome, RSVP 314.838.3877, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St.

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.

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

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

Every 4th Tuesday of the month: Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335 meeting 6:30pm, Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335, 800 Chambers Road in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Those interested in membership are invited to attend. 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 Sundays: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine #1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant, 1 – 4pm, through October. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314.921.7582, Church

Friday, May 2 &16: Bellefontaine United Methodist Church Fish Fry 4-6pm, Bellefontaine United Methodist Church, 10600 Bellefontaine Road. Children under 6, free; single $7.50; double, $8.50. For more information, call 314.867.0800. • Community News • May 7, 2014 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 Wednesday, June 4: Red Cross Blood Drive 2:30-6:30pm, Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 2615 Shackelford Road in Florissant. Call the church at 314.831.1300 or sign up online at, sponsor code BlessedSavior. 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

314-291-3021 Email: ferdfetsch@sbcglobal. net. 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.


vens 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,

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Over the Fence

Joe Morice

Are TV Ads a Barometer? I’ve never been a radical sports fan and I almost never read sports pages or go to games. My sports fan friends often tease me about it and I usually quip, “If they won’t let me play, I won’t watch.” Actually, what I really enjoy is the advertising. It seems that beer commercials are more entertaining than network TV ever was in my opinion. While chuckling at some of the ads they jam in during minor lulls in sports play, it occurred to me this might be a barometer for which companies are still making big profits during our recession. Obviously, beer brewers are still doing well. One wonders why gambling boats, beer brewers and suppliers thereof still do O.K. during hard times while so many others fail. When you watch network TV, should your nausea limits allow it, you get plenty of examples of this by who can afford expensive ad campaigns. One of the primetime ad champions of network money-mongering are pharmaceutical companies. Almost every commercial break has ads by these companies for everything from pain-killers to aphrodisiacs. However, they aren’t funny like beer ads. Many of us find pharmaceutical companies about as funny an eviction notice. Predominant ads also include cell phone companies. Everybody seems to have the latest phone that allows everything from GPS viewing of the scenic route to Podunkerest, Bulgaria to texting a college thesis while side-swiping traffic in a stolen SUV. Fortunately for consumers, the competition is intense. In a nutshell, they probably

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spend enough ad money to make TV executives swoon like pigs in a pastry shop. Car ads are another source of avaricious TV revenue. American car ads, no matter how much they’ve suffered from the recession, are still dominant…or seem to be. Pickup trucks are shown carrying or pulling giant loads or each other or splashing through puddles without getting dirty. In this case, it makes my theory about who is making tons of money slide backwards a tad but lately American auto manufacturers are gaining on it. Perhaps one should salute positive outlooks during negative times. As for pickup trucks, in spite of higher gasoline costs, their popularity remains large albeit, baffling. One finds these aforementioned ad campaigns on primetime and even more so during sports playoff events enjoying large percentages of TV viewers. It appears they are the ones that can afford it or can’t afford not to, as the auto industry. We still see the usual local ads from car dealers, fast foods and such on late night or daytime TV programs although I’m sure some of the fast food chains can afford occasional ads during sporting events. It seems likely they could collectively afford to buy the FDA if they wanted to and considering my last fast food mystery-meat burger, perhaps they did. I should include insurance companies in this short list. The newer on-line based companies like Progressive, and Geico are seen often with a humorous cutie and a green Australian lizard. Another company uses a large duck quacking the company’s name. Besides a grin or two from viewers, they might bring a buck or two from insurance customers, not to mention tears from local agents waylaid by internet shopping. 05/22/14 In view of this barometer, I strongly recommend our younger generation stay in school and get advanced college degrees. Then get executive positions in enterprises of pharmaceuticals, beer, online insurance or gambling boats. I didn’t include highly competitive automotive manufacturers. Their executives may be stressed into heart attacks or early retireBring ment, whichever comes first. However, their company car perks are probably nice. this

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