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Pastor Kerry High from Bellefontaine Baptist Church offers the opening prayer. (front center) (behind, l to r): Director of the Missouri Veteran’s Home, Stan Smith; Mayor of the City of Bellefontiane Neighbors, Robert Doerr; Missouri State Senator, Gina Walsh; Commander of Fort Bellefontaine American Legion Post 335 Anthony Smith and CMSgt Martin Klaus from Scott Air Force Base bow their heads during the opening prayer during Bellefontaine Neighbors’ 2013 Memorial Day Event.

Photo courtesy of the City of Bellefontaine Neighbors


Memorial Day ceremonies seek to bring people to observances By Shawn Clubb and vice versa As Memorial Day weekend approaches, organizers across the area are planning ceremonies they hope will bring out folks to take time to remember the sacrifices made by our nation’s armed service members. Some have structured their gatherings to make it easy for those who served to attend and take part. Organizers of one ceremony in particular changed venues a couple of years ago to make the event more accessible. Anthony Smith, commander of Fort Bellefontaine American Legion Post 335 and an alderman with the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors, said the event used to be at Klein Park, where they would bring people by bus from the Missouri Veterans Home. He said not everybody could come by bus and it was a smaller venue. The ceremony now takes place at the Missouri Veterans Home. “We actually bring it to the veterans,” he said. “We get a huge crowd as compared to what we had in the past. Last year’s crowd was quite large. We’re going to add an extra tent this year so we will have enough room to accommodate everybody.” If you’d like to attend an observance

of Memorial Day, there are many taking place. Bellefontaine Neighbors Fort Bellefontaine American Legion Post 335, the city of Bellefontaine Neighbors, the Missouri Veterans Home and the Knights of Columbus will have the 15th Annual Memorial Day Program at 10am May 26 at the Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis and Clark Boulevard in Bellefontaine Neighbors. The program will include speakers, music and the laying of a wreath. Covered seating will be available. One of the speakers will be Stan Smith, administrator of the Missouri Veterans Home. “I just hope that as many people as can come out, because it is a significant event, especially now when we have so many conflicts going on around the world and so many veterans putting themselves on the line,” Anthony Smith said. “We need to have something like this to honor their contributions.” Florissant The Florissant Valley Memorial American Legion Post 444 will have a ceremony at 6am May 26 at the post home at 17090 Old Jamestown Road. Members of the post will then visit

four area cemeteries and repeat the service. They will return to the post home for breakfast served by the auxiliary. The activities should be complete by 10am. For more information, call 314.741.7786. Alton Memorial Day Parade The oldest consecutive running parade in the nation will begin at 10am See MEMORIAL DAY page 2


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Vol. 93 No. 21

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Around Town Local news and events like Opening day for Hazelwood’s Aquatic Center on May 24 and NCCU’s Youth Computer Academy is back this year.


Business NCI’s 37th Breakfast celebration another success.


School North County Christian School students bring home more than 10 ribbons from the Queeny Park Science Fair and The Florissant Rotary Club gives scholarships to five deserving students.


Learn & Play Community Toons, Book Buzz and Sudoku.


Movie Neighbors should have explored themes of lost youth, but the story gets stuck…


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


Recipes Recreate a Restaurant Classic


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.


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along Washington and College avenues in upper Alton. The parade will feature about 50 entries including veterans, active service members, bands, a singing group and antique cars. The business center where Washington and College intersect in upper Alton is one of the best vantage points for viewing the parade, but parade-goers need to arrive early to secure a good spot. There are no shuttles, but there is plenty of parking on side streets. A ceremony will be conducted after the conclusion of the parade at Upper Alton Cemetery. For more information, call 618.462.7527. O’Fallon A ceremony honoring the memory of the U.S. soldiers, sailors, Marines and pilots who died in service will be at 11am May 26 at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Veterans Memorial Parkway in O’Fallon. St. Charles The joint St. Charles City-County Memorial Day commemorative event will be at 1pm May 26 on the east lawn of the St. Charles County Historical Courthouse, 100 North Third Street in St. Charles. In the event of inclement weather, the program will be at the St. Charles County Administration Building, 201 North Second Street. Jerry Bradley, Marine Corps League Detachment 725, will be master of ceremonies. David Hodge, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 2866, will serve as officer of the day. The event will

feature welcome remarks by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann and St. Charles City Mayor Sally Faith. Patriotic music will be provided by the St. Charles Municipal Band. The event will include a roll call of St. Charles CityCounty veterans who died during the past calendar year. There will be a wreath laying into the Missouri River initiated by Art Minor and Virgil “Whitey” Olendorff of Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 6. The program will finish with a rifle salute by American Legion Post 312’s Guard of Honor. St. Peters The St. Peters Veterans Memorial Commission will present a ceremony from 10-11am May 26 at the St. Peters Veterans Memorial in front of St. Peters City Hall. Retired Col. Jack Jackson, U.S. Marine Corps, will be the guest speaker. The U.S. Marine Corps will provide a color guard for the ceremony. V.F.W. Post 10838, the Marine Corps League, the Knights of Columbus and the Ancient Order of the Hibernians honor guards will also participate. A Medivac helicopter will fly in at approximately 9:30am. Lake Saint Louis The Lake Saint Louis Memorial Day ceremony will start at 11am May 26 at Veterans Memorial Park, 200 Civic Center Drive, next to City Hall. The event will include a guest speaker, a bugler, a color guard and a placing of wreaths.

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Around Town Florissant Elks Lodge Thanks Community The Florissant Elks Lodge #2316 would like to send a thank you to the community for all the support they received at the recent Valley of

Flowers barbecue. With the community’s help, The Lodge was also able to collect over $500 in tips for the Wounded Warriors.

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Two Hazelwood East High Alumni Chosen in the 2014 NFL Draft

NCCU to Again Host Summer Youth Computer Academy

Two graduates of the 2010 Hazelwood East High football program were chosen in the 2014 National Football League Draft May 8-10 in New York City. Christian Kirksey, a 6-foot-2 inch, 233-pound linebacker from the University of Iowa was selected by the Cleveland Browns in the third round as the 71st overall player. Kirksey graduated from Hazelwood East in 2010 and was a member of the 2008 Class 5 state championship team. Walter Powell, a 5-foot-11-inch, 189-pound wide receiver from Murray State University was se-

NCCU will host its fourth annual Summer Youth Computer Academy at John Knox Presbyterian Church, 13200 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant, from June 18-July 12, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10am-noon. The Academy will consist of training students on how to build a computer and use software. There will be a $60 registration fee, but upon completion of the training students will be given free computers. All students entering grades 6-10 are welcome, but students without access to computers within their homes are especially welcome. Training will once again be provided by the Computer Village company. "This is very important to student's success in school,” NCCU President Rance Thomas said. “In order to be successful today students need to know how to use computers, and we very glad to help students learn this skill free of charge." Applications are due at John Knox Presbyterian Church by June 6. For more information, contact Dr. Rance Thomas, 314.238.6828, or Mrs. Kim Chandler, 314.921.5833.

lected by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round as the 196th player taken overall. Powell is a 2010 Hazelwood East graduate and also was a member of the 2008 Class 5 state championship team. Both players were coached at Hazelwood East by Mike Jones, a former NFL linebacker with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders, St. Louis Rams and Pittsburgh Steelers. Nine graduates of Hazelwood East have been drafted by NFL teams since 1995.

Opening Day for Hazelwood’s Aquatic Center Set for May 24 The City of Hazelwood’s White Birch Bay Aquatic Center will open its doors for the 2014 season at noon on Saturday, May 24. Daily admission prices remain the same as last year to make it more affordable for everyone to visit often and have fun in the sun, announced Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Superintendent Doug Littlefield. The Aquatic Center will remain open from Saturday, May 24-Monday, Sept. 1, at 5pm. However, it will only be open on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) while After racing to the top to be first, kids enjoy bouncing off of the bubble slide into the water. The Hazelwood schools are in city of Hazelwood’s 360° bubble slide at its Aquatic Center is from Sweden and the first of its kind to be used in a waterpark in the Midwest. Photo courtesy city of Hazelwood session. Daily operating hours are from 12-6pm. On St. Louis area. It’s most unique feature is a 360° days when the Hazelwood Sharks swim team bubble slide made in Sweden, which is the first hosts a home meet with other municipal league of its kind to be used in the Midwest. Other fun swim teams, the Aquatic Center will close early amenities include the following: two lightningat 5pm. fast water slides, one for tubing the other for For the pools to open, the temperature must body surfing; a 600-foot lazy river that generates reach 75° before noon. After 4pm., the pools will waves; a giant bucket that dumps water over a close if the temperature drops below 75°. colorful play structure; a water swirl that spins The pricing for daily admission is the same as swimmers around in circles; and a little tot wave last year, $5 for resident children 4-15 years old, pool with spray features and a shark slide. The $6 for adults 16-54 years old, and $5 for adults Aquatic Center also has a 25-meter competition over the age of 55. pool, known as the Shark Tank, with two diving The City of Hazelwood’s $5.7 million dollar boards. In addition, the facility has a full-service Aquatic Center still ranks among the best wa- concession stand equipped to provide hot food, terparks operated by a local municipality in the cold treats and refreshing beverages.

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May 21, 2014 • Community News •

More Than 1.1 Million April Showers Items Collected

Credit Union Wins Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year

Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri fulfilled its commitment to the community and collected more than 1.1 million personal care items for individuals and families in need through its April Show- Photo courtesy of ers program. Once again, donations this year topped more than one million. The success of this Council-wide service project was only possible thanks to the dedication, time and effort of Girl Scouts, parents and volunteers in addition to the generous support of local community partners and community members who donated. “It is truly a testament to our area’s giving nature that we are able to surpass one million donated personal care items year after year,” said CEO Bonnie Barczykowski. “We are so thankful and appreciative for all of our community partners and their assistance during April Showers.”

Vantage Credit Union was honored as Community Outreach Volunteer of the Year at a recent Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition luncheon. In addition to Vantage, 7 other organizations were honored at the event. Vantage, its employees and members, have collected new school supplies and backpacks to help ready foster care children for the new school year for over 13 years. In addition to collecting new school supplies, a dress down day is held each July to help raise funds to pay for needed items that are not collected. “Children who have been abused or ne- (l to r) Shelly Thomas Benke, director of FosterServe Volunteers, Bernetta Campbell, Vantage business development specialist, and Jennifer Allemann, PR speglected by their parents tend to have self- cialist at the recent Foster & Adoptive Care Coalition luncheon. esteem issues,” said Shelly Thomas Benke, Director of FosterServe Volunteers. “It’s sands of school supplies and backpacks for stuso important to their self-esteem to arrive back dents across the region. Their annual Tools For on the first day of school with a full set of new Learning School Supply drive takes place every school supplies.” summer from July through August. For more inOver the years, Vantage has collected thou- formation visit

Installation of Lewis & Clark Trail Commemorative Marker to take Place at Dedication Ceremony At 11am on Saturday, May 24, a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commemorative marker will be installed at the St. Stanislaus Historic Conservation Area which is located near Aubuchon and Charbonier Road along the Missouri River. As part of celebrating the Lewis and Clark Expedition, the Lewis and Clark Historic Foundation places markers along the trail they took from St. Louis on the Mississippi River, making their way up the Missouri River to its headwaters and then to the Pacific Ocean via Columbia River. These markers represent points of interest they encountered along the way. The City of Hazelwood’s Charbonier Bluff, which is in St. Stanislaus Park, was one of those points of interest mentioned by William Clark in his Journal dated May 16, 1804. It is one of the highest vantage points in the area, which allows an observer to see long distances in several directions. Historians believe Clark ordered someone to climb the bluff to see how far away they were

from the City of St. Charles, which could be seen to the southwest. Clark also noted the exposed coal seam at the base of the bluff. Wednesday, May 16, 1804 – “a fair morning, Set out at 5 oClk pass, a remarkable Coal Hill on the Lardboard Side Called by the French Carbonere, this hill appear to Contain great quantity of Coal and ore of …. appearance …. from this hill the village of St. Charles may be seen at 7 miles distance – We arrived at St. Charles at 12 o’Clock.” Early French explorers named the bluff “La Charbonier” which means coal seam. Access to Charbonier Bluff, which overlooks the Missouri River bottoms, is provided by hiking trails from the lower parking area. The St. Stanislaus Historical Museum Society, in conjunction with the National Park Service as part of the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail and the Missouri Department of Conservation, will host a dedication ceremony on May 24 for the installation of this NOAA commemorative marker at St. Stanislaus Park. Other organizations participating in this program include The Lewis and Clark Trust, Inc., and The Discovery Expedition of St. Charles. • Community News • May 21, 2014

Hazelwood’s Community Art Fair Offers Local Artists a Chance to Showcase Their Work

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The next Thomas Kinkade or Andy Warhol might be discovered at the 11th annual Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale on Saturday, June 7, at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, located in White Birch Park. Event hours are from 10am-2pm. Admission is free and open to the public. The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission has been hosting this event over the past decade. One of its many responsibilities is to support the arts in North St. Louis County and to encourage residents to develop an appreciation for artistic expression. This program also provides local artists with a vehicle to use to show off their talent and to sell their artwork. Individuals, age 16 and over, are invited to display their works of art using oil, water color, acrylic, pastels, charcoal, pencil, and mixed media. They are limited to 10 entries, each displayed on an easel and appropriate for viewing by people of all ages. They can also sell their artwork to interested buyers. Participation guidelines and registration forms are available at the Hazelwood Community Center and Civic Center East. All entries will be professionally judged in the following contest categories: Landscape/Still Life; Real Life; Fantasy/Science Fiction; and Abstract. Cash prizes, along with blue, red and white ribbons, will be awarded to the top finishers of each category. Winning entries for the 2013 Art Fair may be displayed but will not be judged. Hazelwood’s Community Art Fair attracts artists from all parts of the St. Louis metropolitan area, including members of the Northside Art Association who meet regularly at the St. Louis County Library’s Prairie Commons branch. In conjunction with the Art Fair, the Commission will be hosting a used book sale offering a variety of hardback and paperback books at bargain prices that appeal to the young and old alike. For more information on this year’s Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale, please contact the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at 314.731.0980.

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North County Incorporated Honors Community Leaders As part of the organization’s 37th Annual Breakfast celebration, North County Incorporated (NCI) recognized several area leaders for making a significant positive impact in North County. At a sold out event on Friday, May 16 more than 600 business, civic, and community leaders gathered to honor this year’s award recipients. Patty Gould received the prestigious Elmer Belsha Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an individual who has made a long-term commitment to NCI and Back Row, (l to r) Mayor Norm McCourt, Brian Goldman, Scott Negwer, NCI North County, and has had a positive impact President Rebecca Zoll, Pete Hall, Lt. Jerry Fuesting. Front Row: (l to r) Dr. Grayling Tobias, Veronica Morrow-Reel, Dr. Jerry Dunn, Patty Gould, Dr. Maron the community and/or public body that cia Pfeiffer. they serve. College – Florissant Valley were this year’s Public NCI’s Business Development Award is presented to those whose efforts have positively Service Award recipients. Special Recognition Awards are presented to affected the economic development and business outstanding individuals who through their busiclimate of the North County area. This award was ness and volunteer services exemplify leadership given to Charter Communications. NCI’s Community Development Awards are and service to the North County community, are presented to those whose efforts positively ben- dedicated to helping others, and improving the efit youth, residents, civic organizations, or others business environment and/or lives of those they through selfless acts. Hazelwood School District serve. Brian Goldman, President of the Northwest and Scott Negwer, CEO of Negwer Materials were Chamber of Commerce and Veronica MorrowReel, Community Development Asst. with Citichosen for this award. Public Service Awards are presented to out- zen’s National Bank are this year’s recipients. NCI’s 37th Annual Breakfast presenting sponstanding individuals, elected, appointed, or emsors were: HDR; St. Louis Community Collegeployed by a public body whose long-time service Florissant Valley and SSM DePaul Health Center. has had a positive impact on the community and/ or public body they serve. Jerry Dunn, Ph.D., Ex- The corporate plus sponsors for this event were: ecutive Director of Children’s Advocacy Services Saint Louis County; St. Louis Economic Developof Greater St. Louis; Lieutenant Jeffrey Fuesting, ment Partnership and U.S. Bank. And the corpoCommander of St. Louis County Police Depart- rate sponsors for this event were: Christian Hospiment, Jennings Precinct; Mayor Norman C. Mc- tal; Commerce Bank; Community News; Favazza Court, Mayor, City of Black Jack; and Marcia & Associates; Johnny Londoff Chevrolet; NorthPfeiffer, Ph.D., President of St. Louis Community Park Partners; Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local 562; Public Policy Research Center; SSM Rehabilitation Hospital and The Bridge and Life Care Center of Florissant.

Donation Gives New Home for Chamber and Visitors Bureau The Louisiana Chamber of Commerce and the Louisiana Visitors and Convention Bureau have just announced a joint effort with Niemann Foods Inc./County Market, who also own area Pick-a-Dilly stores, to lease out their former store at the bridge to both organizations free of charge. This move to 221 Mansion will allow the Visitors and Convention Bureau an opportunity to catch tourist traffic along Highways 54 and 79 and give the Chamber more space for day-to-day operations. “A few months ago I attended a home show in Quincy and was able to talk to various people from the tri-state area. In talking with them it became apparent that many would travel down (highway) 79 but would only drive through town not realizing what we all had to offer,” said Chris Koetters, director of both the Chamber and LVCB. “With this move we are given the opportunity to show we are more than just a town along the way.” “County Market is excited to be part of the Louisiana community, we look forward to getting to know all our new customers and working with the Chamber of Commerce and Visitors and Convention Bureau,” said Gerry Kettler, director of consumer affairs for Niemann Foods Inc. “Both organizations are vital to the continued economic growth of Louisiana and the surrounding communities and we are happy to be able to help them move into their new home.” “We cannot express enough our thanks to the Louisiana Area Historical Museum for their support in facilitating our needs over the past year and a half. Even though we are moving to a new location we will work hard to bring tourist to the museum along with other businesses and locations throughout. We strongly believe that this move will result in more tourist visits throughout town” said Chamber president Jeff Guay. “We are also very grateful for the support and partnership with County Market as they draw closer to the completion of their new store.” The Chamber and LVCB hope to have the new location up and running by this year’s July 4 events in town. “We have already begun work on redesigning the interior of the building as well as creating signage plans for the outside with the hopes of being in operation by the beginning of July,” said Koetters. • Community News • May 21, 2014

Ferguson-Florissant Teacher Receives 2014 Academy of Science-St. Louis & SunEdison Teacher of the Year Award Combs Elementary fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Christine Ries, was selected from nearly 200 nominees from across the St. Louis area to receive the Academy of Science-St. Louis and SunEdison Teacher of the Year Award. Mrs. Ries was honored at the 20th Annual Academy of ScienceSt. Louis Outstanding St. Louis Scientist Awards, held at the Chase Park Plaza on April 9. The event recognizes individuals each year who demonstrate an extraordinary caliber of expertise and a dedication to fostering science literacy. In addition to the award, Mrs. Ries received $2,000 for professional development and $500 for classroom supplies.

Florissant Rotary Club Presents $10,000 in Scholarships to Local Students


St. Louis Queeny Park Science Fair a Success for NCCS Since 2008, North County Christian School (NCCS) has received many awards including: 32 blue ribbons, 23 red ribbons, 12 special awards and prizes handed out by various local science organizations, one Overall Divisional Champion and two National Science Fair semi-finalists. In 2010 NCCS science teacher Matthew Cornwell received the Monsanto Science Fair Teacher of the Year award. This year was no different (front row, l-r) 5th Grade: Kaden Canupp-blue, Micayla Goyne-blue, Timothy Proffitt-blue, than the rest. NCCS students Joshua Thomas-blue, Grace Washington-blue; 7th Grade: Tyler Martin-red. earned seven blue ribbons, (back row, l-r) 6th Grade: Victoria Bovey-blue, Kennadie Boykin-red, Colin Nicks-red, Destinee four red ribbons, and one spe- Parker-blue, Kaylin Walters-red; Mr. Cornwell. Photo courtesy North County Christian School cial award, earned by Joshua 2014 Science Fair winners and their teacher, Thomas from the Military Society of Engineers. Matthew Cornwell. The NCCS congratulates their

Last Day of School for Ritenour Students is June 6

(l to r) DeQuince Clay, Jr., Trinity High School; Kelsey Donohue, Hazelwood West High School; Matthew Graham, McCluer North High School; Howard Nimmons, president Florissant Rotary Club; Frances Manahan, North County Christian School and Alexander Sextro, St. Louis University High School.

The Florissant Rotary Club recently awarded $10,000 in scholarships to five local students. Howard Nimmons, Florissant Rotary Club president, presented each of the winners with a $2,000 scholarship for their freshman year of the college, university or trade school of their choice.


Because the Ritenour School District had 10 snow days during the 2013-2014 school year, the final day of school for students has been adjusted to Friday, June 6. Dismissal time for the elementary and middle schools will follow their regular schedule. Final examinations at Ritenour High School will be June 3-6. June 3 and 4 will be full days; June 5 and 6 will be half days for high school students. Students in grades K-8 will have full days of school through June 6.


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May 21, 2014 • Community News •

Community Toons

John Hanna

John Hanna is a part time, amateur cartoonist taking his first step into the world of print and online comic media. When he isn’t drawing or working at his second job, he can be seen in and around the St Charles area. If you like his work, that is good. If you don’t like it, that is good too.


Oldest Pick: The Boundless

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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!

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It’s full steam ahead for The Boundless, an adventure complete with sasquatches, circus feats, mechanical puppets and a futuristic train that defies belief. The Boundless is a wonder, over five miles long, and commandeered by Will’s dad. That leaves the boy time to derail a scheme a bold, bad guy has planned to nab a golden spike locked inside a funeral car carrying the body of a deceased railroad magnate. Will knows all about the treasure; he was there three years before when the last rail was laid, and the spike was driven into place. In those days, Will and his father, a simple railroad laborer, were poor, but when Will saved the spike from the same bad guy that’s still after it, the railroad magnate rewarded his dad with cash and prestige. When the Boundless is ready for her first trip West, Will and his father are invited along on the trip that nearly turns deadly, but also offers Will the chance to perform with a circus onboard the train. That’s how he meets Maren, a girl with a gift for tightrope walking. They join forces and get a key to the funeral car that unlocks the key to happiness for several characters, bad and good, in a book that’s chugga, chugga, choo-choo great. And that’s no clickety-clack.

Tips for Weathering Power Outages this Storm Season (StatePoint) Power outages can be inconvenient, costly and even dangerous. Being prepared is especially important when wicked seasonal weather—such as hurricanes, thunderstorms, tornadoes and heat waves—are more likely to take a toll. No matter where you live, make sure your home and family are ready. Outage Tolls: Nearly 70 percent of U.S. adults who experience a power outage are saddled with costs, according to a recent Harris Interactive survey sponsored by Briggs & Stratton Corporation. Expenses include supply purchases, such as flashlights, portable generators and candles, property damage and replacing spoiled food. Additionally, your home may be uninhabitable in extreme weather. Prevention: Does your neighborhood have above-ground power lines? While you may not have autonomy over your entire block, you can maintain trees in your own yard to help prevent outages. Eliminate dying trees and keep overgrown branches trimmed. Stay Powered: In the event of an outage, you can keep the lights on with a generator. Portable generators allow you to keep your personal electronics charged for emergency situations

as well as keeping in-touch with family members. Just be sure to use it safely. When operating a generator, keep these safety tips top of mind: • Don’t run your generator inside enclosed areas, even when using fans or opening doors and windows for ventilation. Deadly levels of carbon monoxide (CO) can quickly build up and linger for hours, even after the generator has shut off. • Locate the unit outside and far from doors, windows, vents and other openings that could allow CO to be drawn indoors. Direct the exhaust away from potentially occupied spaces. • Maintain CO alarms in your home. • Get to fresh air right away if you start to feel dizzy or weak. • Community News • May 21, 2014




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surprisingly good At the zenith of at psychological their Saturday Night warfare, finding Live popularity, Dan ways to alienate Aykroyd and John Teddy from his Belushi starred in fraternity broththe dark comedy ers. For most of Neighbors. Based on the film, however, the best-selling novel Byrne seems lost by Thomas Berger, and out-of-place. this film features Neighbors should have explored Belushi as a conserthemes of lost youth, but the story gets vative homeowner stuck in drug and breast milk jokes. driven to the brink Anyone who wants to see all the good of madness by his parts can watch the trailer online and neighbors. By all save their money for something else. accounts, this was a Neighbors, rated R for pervasive lantroubled production, guage, strong crude and sexual content, but Roger Ebert gave graphic nudity, and drug use throughit a positive review. out, currently is playing in theaters. While the 1981 Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve version has some Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, critical and comeand has been allowed access to movie and dic merit, the new television sets to see actors and directors at work. Though his writing has taken him far Neighbors is simply a gross-out comedy starring Seth Rogen and Zac Efron. Di- from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wide-eyed kid who spent countless hours rected by Nicholas Stoller (Get Him to the Greek), this film has no sense of style watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters. or timing. It’s simply an excuse to show young people overindulging in drugs and drink. Rogen stars as Mac Radner, a hard-working new dad who lives with his wife Kelly (Rose Byrne) and baby daughter. Mac and Kelly sunk all their money into the house, so they are understandably nervous about any potential new neighbors. The Radners’ worst nightmares arrive in the form of a college fraternity. Though they attempt to establish good relations with the college students, Teddy Sanders (Zac Efron) and his fraternity brothers turn the property into a non-stop party. Mac and Kelly declare war on the frat, but their efforts make the situation worse. A miserable excuse for a comedy, Neighbors is 96 minutes of drug and sex jokes held together by a paper-thin plot. Every 10 minutes or so, Seth Rogen appears on screen stuffing magic mushrooms into his mouth or smoking generous amounts of marijuana. Rogen has opportunities for good physical comedy, but these are tragically wasted. Zac Efron has put some serious distance between himself and his squeaky-clean High School Musical days. Neighbors, is little more than an excuse for him to appear on screen without a shirt, though. His Teddy Sanders character isn’t fleshed out very well and Efron looks extremely bored playing this part. Rose Byrne is all over the place as Kelly, the stay-at-home mom who explores her dark side once the frat moves in. Kelly is Neighbors photos courtesy of Universal Pictures

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Gary Baute River City Rascals Start Season on Winning Note The Rascals ball club competes in the West Division of the Frontier League and play their home games at T.R. Hughes Ballpark in O’Fallon. As the 2014 season started the team found themselves in Rockford Ill. playing the Aviators. In the three game series the Rascals won the first two games 2-0 and 6-5. They dropped the rubber match 7-3. They have a quick three game set as they will travel to

Normal Ill. to challenge the CornBelters before heading home to open at Ozzie Smith Complex. For more info go to * Impressive start Rascals Home Opener is Set for Friday, May 23 The Rascals will start the 2014 home campaign on Friday, May 23 at the friendly confines of T.R. Hughes Ballpark RASCALS HOME SCHEDULE: Friday, Saturday, Sunday May 23, 24, 25 against the Gateway Grizzlies Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday May 27, 28, 29 against the Frontier Greys * The boys are back Attack Play Last Regular Season Game Friday The now 7-0 St. Louis Attack are back in action at 7:35pm on Friday, May 23 when they will host the Savannah Steam at the Family Arena to complete the regular season schedule. The St. Louis Rams Street Team will in attendance for pre game festivities at gate 1. The team has already qualified for the inaugural X-Bowl that will be held at the Family Arena on Saturday, June 14. Visit for more information. * Nothing to lose Rams Introduce the Street Team The St. Louis Rams Street Team will pro-

vide fans with a fun, interactive experience through one-to-one grassroots marketing at community events, schools, festivals, concerts, parades and youth sports tournaments. The Team members will travel to over 120 destinations in the official street team vehicle, a 2013 Ram Truck, complete with exclusive Rams graphics. They will enhance events with games, inflatables and giveaways. Even a Ram’s merchandise trailer will be in tow, complete with Rams jerseys, hats and novelties for sale. Come see it at the Family Arena Friday, May 23 before the Attack’s game. * Great idea Lindenwood Golfers Receive Awards For Accomplishments With the Clubs and Books The Mid America Intercollegiate Athletics Association (MIAA) has named its academic award winners for men’s and women’s golf. Lindenwood’s Madelyn Piccininni was named a MIAA Scholar-Athlete after having a GPA of 3.50 or higher, and being named to the all-MIAA team. Other female golfers receiving awards were Jillian Eader, Sydney Hawley, Alanna Haynes, Isabel Mersch, and Ashtin Withers. The three members of the Lindenwood men’s golf team named to the MIAA Academic Honor include Ryan Amos, Greg MacAulay, and Austin Preiss. * Hard workers on and off the course 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 21, 2014


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Everyone loves eating out – but with grilling season in full swing, there is no better time to recreate a restaurant classic in your own backyard. “You can ‘wow’ your guests at your next backyard gathering by making one of my favorite restaurantworthy meals at home – like Dry-Rubbed Porterhouse Pork Chops with Steakhouse Butter,” said Ray “Dr. BBQ” Lampe, chef and author of the recently released cookbook, “Pork Chop.” “The steakhouse butter is extra savory, and it perfectly complements the juicy, tender chops coated in a tangy, mildly-spiced

dry rub.” Serve these pork chops with traditional restaurant fare – like a baked potato and creamed spinach – and follow Lampe’s tips for pork chop perfection: Preheat the grill and cooking grate completely before cooking; it will help for even browning and cooking. Ask your guests if they prefer their pork chops cooked medium or medium-rare. To get your pork chops to the preferred internal temperature, grill them like a steak – between 145°F

(medium-rare) and 160°F (medium), followed by a three-minute res, and use a meat thermometer to check the temperature. For smoky flavor, add a handful of soaked wood chips to the fire right before you add the chops. For a gas grill, place soaked wood chips in a single sheet aluminum foil packet with four to six holes on the top. Place packet, holes facing up, directly on the grate, off to one side. Visit for more recipes to keep your grill hot all summer.

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Directions: For butter, two hours before grilling, heat medium-sized skillet over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons butter and melt. Add shallots, garlic and salt. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally until shallots are soft. Transfer to medium bowl and let cool for 15 minutes. Add remaining butter, parsley, lemon juice, pepper, Worcestershire sauce and thyme. Using fork, mash and mix until fully blended. Lay out a piece of wax paper (approximately 12-by-12 inches) and form butter into an 8-inch-long log shape in center. Roll butter up in wax paper and twist ends tightly to form an even round log of butter. Place in refrigerator for one hour or until firm. This can be made up to two days ahead of time.

For rub, combine salt, sugar, chili powder, onion, garlic, pepper and coriander in small bowl. Mix well. Sprinkle rub liberally on both sides of pork chops. Let rest for 15 minutes. Prepare grill to cook directly over mediumhigh heat. Place pork chops on cooking grate and cook for 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown on bottom. Flip chops and cook another 4 to 5 minutes until golden brown on second side and cooked to internal temperature between 145°F (medium rare) and 160°F (medium). Remove from grill and let rest for 3 minutes. Unwrap butter and cut it into 12 equal-sized medallions. Serve each pork chop with a medallion on top.


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Send your event to and we'll print it! Events Friday, May 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 Friday, May 23: Pork Steak Dinner 4-7pm, Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois . All profits go to support Veterans. For more information, call 314.831.6121. Saturday, May 24: White Birch Bay Aquatic Center Opening Day Noon, White Birch Bay Aquatic Center, 1186 Teson Road in Hazelwood. For more information, call 314.513.5014. Monday, May 26: Veteran’s Cer-

emony Noon, Koch Park, 315 Howdershell Road in Florissant. VFW Post 4105 will host a ceremony, with words by the Mayor. For more information, call 314.831.6121. Friday, May 30: Fried Chicken Dinner 4-7pm, Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois. All profits go to support Veterans. For more information, call 314.831.6121. Friday, June 6: Steak Night 4-7pm, Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105, 410 St. Francois. All profits go to support Veterans. For more information, call 314.831.6121. Saturday, June 7: Indoor Flea Market 7:30am-1:30pm, St. Barnabas’ Episcopal Church, 2900 St. Catherine Street in Florissant Vendors welcome ($20 per table). To re-

serve a spot, or for more information call 314.837.7113 Friday, June 13: Free Song and Costumed Dance Party 1:30-3:30, Village North Retirement Community, 11160 Village North Drive. Please register by calling 314.747.9355. Recurring Events Mondays: Karaoke at DeLeo’s Cafe & Deli 2782 North Hwy 67, Florissant, 8 10:30pm, 314.839.3880. 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 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

Every 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, June 6: 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. 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. 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. 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-ofthe-art fitness equipment and circuit training. Membership is available at little or no cost through your health plan. To find out if you are eligible, visit 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 121-124, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Join our Support Group for Mutual, Emotional Support and Education. You are not alone. For information, contact Deborah Mabrie at 314-291-5210 or Ferd Fetsch at 314-291-3021 Email: ferdfetsch@ 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, • Community News • May 21, 2014 Nutrition Education: SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you, 314.344.6157

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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. 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

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.

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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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.

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 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 SUDOKU answers from page 8

Third Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group At Delmar Gardens North, 4401 Parker Rd., Florissant, 9am, 314.355.1516, Helpline 800.272.3900

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Over the Fence

Joe Morice

What Once Made Us Great About a year ago, a retired friend wanted me to take a trip with him to Minnesota. I asked him, “What’s in Minnesota besides ten thousand frozen lakes?” With some hesitation he finally said he wanted to visit the Greyhound Museum in Northern Minnesota because he once worked for Greyhound to pay college tuition. I guess he must have thought I would tell him he was suffering from dementia. He was wrong. I said, “Great. I remember those big silver buses roaring past us on what’s now I-70 when I was a kid.” I looked up Minnesota museums on the internet and found there was also a mining museum nearby. I told him, “I’ll go but I want to see the mining mu-

seum, too. Fair is fair” After a two day drive, we found ourselves walking through the museum’s displays of buses dating back to the 1900s. The people that worked there seemed happy to see us. We ran across a mechanic who was installing a huge Detroit diesel engine in the rear of a bus from the sixties. He stopped and talked with us for almost two hours, reminiscing about a long ago time when Greyhound buses were the epitome of a great way to travel. Before we left, I teased him about taking a long break to talk about buses with strangers. He said he it didn’t matter because wasn’t getting paid. He was simply a professional mechanic who donated his free time to work on old buses for the museum. As it turned out, almost everyone who worked there was donating their time. The next morning we drove to the mining museum which overlooked a huge chasm that looked as if someone was digging another Grand Canyon. It was an iron mining operation that had been there since America’s machine age went into overdrive. The huge power shovels that sat in the museum’s yard were small compared to those in use in that chasm, which were enormous and made the power shovels my father once ran in St. Louis look like toys. We had arrived at the mining museum too early and the museum’s indoor section wasn’t open yet, but somebody saw us and

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opened the doors anyway. He was glad we came and we spent over an hour watching films and listening to his vast knowledge of iron mining history. It turned out he was a retired iron miner along with several others working there. Once again, I found these friendly, hard-working people were donating their time just as those at the Greyhound museum. The trip turned out to be one of the best I’ve experienced. The Northern Minnesota citizens must be the friendliest people on the planet, not to mention the most generous of their time. The people in restaurants we patronized were equally friendly. It was like dropping back a half century to a kinder, gentler era before the country divided itself politically and financially. Every once in a while I read about the scandals among Missouri History Museum’s curators involving outrageously high salaries. When I compare this to those wonderful people who work for nothing in Minnesota’s well maintained museums, I wonder if our country has lost sight of what once made us great. It seems as if we regressed to measuring our patriotism and love of country by how much money we can wrest from it. To find some folks who generously donate their time to something as worthwhile as preserving the relics of our heritage was like a breath of fresh air.

The trip turned out to be one of the best I’ve experienced.

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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