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Memorial Day weekend is just around the corner, and you know what that means: a day off and barbecue! Right? Of course, Americans can and should spend time with their friends and families on Memorial Day weekend, enjoying the fact that they live in a nation with an elected government that works to provide “liberty and justice for all.” Just don’t forget to take a moment to remember the veterans who sacrificed so you could enjoy such freedoms. And that’s all you need really: one moment. According to Laura Fitzpatrick in Time magazine, “At 3pm local time, according to the 2000 National Moment of Remembrance Act, which was passed to emphasize the meaning of Memorial Day, all Americans should ‘voluntarily and informally observe in their own way a moment of remembrance and respect, pausing from whatever they are doing for a moment of silence or listening to “Taps.’” However, if you’d like to take more than a moment this weekend to recognize your country’s fallen soldiers, there are several Memorial Day services happening around the area. Bellefontaine Neighbors The City of Bellefontaine Neighbors and the Missouri Veterans Home St. Louis will host their annual Memorial Day ceremony on May 27 from 10 –

11am at the American Legion Post #335 at 10600 Lewis & Clark Blvd. to “honor those who have gone before us.” The public is invited to share in this day of tribute and recognition with the veterans of their community. For more information, call 314.340.6389 ext. 239. Florissant The Florissant Valley Memorial American Legion Post 444 invited the public to its Memorial Day ceremonies on May 27 beginning at 6am at 17090 Old Jamestown Road in Florissant. According to Assistant 1st Vice Commander Jerry Ruesch, Post members will lower and raise the flag and have a three-gun salute before heading out to four cemeteries to repeat the ceremony at each. ”We have a sergeant of arms,” explains Ruesch; “We salute the flag and have a three-gun salute. After the cemeteries, we proceed back to the post where the Auxiliary will have breakfast ready. If the public stays for breakfast, donations to the Auxiliary would be appreciated.” For more information, call 314.741.7786. Alton Memorial Day Parade Celebrate Memorial Day by experiencing the oldest consecutive running

parade in the entire nation. This parade began in 1868. Celebrate the history of Pie Town, Upper Alton and those that serve our country. Bring your lawn chairs and line the streets to show your support and join in on the fun on May 27 at 10am. For more information, call 618.462.7527. The parade begins at College and Washington avenues. See MEMORIAL DAY page 2

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STLCC’s Commencement and Missouri’s College Savings Plan

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MEMORIAL DAY from cover O’Fallon A Memorial Day Ceremony commemorating U.S. military personnel who died while in service will be held at 11am on Monday, May 27, at O’Fallon Veterans Memorial Walk, 800 Belleau Creek Road, O’Fallon. Free parking is available. Brigadier General Greg S. Champagne, U.S.A.F, will be the keynote speaker. St. Charles The joint St. Charles City-County Memorial Day commemorative event will be held at the St. Charles City Veteran’s Memorial on Bishop’s Landing on May 27 at 1pm. Tom Kuypers, Veterans of Foreign Wars-Post 2866 will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Patriotic music will be provided by the St. Charles Municipal Band. Bishop’s Landing is on the Missouri riverfront just off Riverside Drive adjacent to the Lewis & Clark Boat House and Nature Center. In the event of inclement weather, the 2013 Memorial Day program will be held at American Legion Post 312 located at 2500 Raymond Drive in St. Charles.

St. Peters to Host Memorial Day Remembrance Ceremony The public is invited to a special Remembrance Ceremony on May 27 at the Veterans Memorial in front of St. Peters City Hall. Weather permitting, a Medevac helicopter will land on the City Hall front parking lot near the memorial at around 9:30am. The ceremony will begin at 10am. The guest speaker for the ceremony will be Vietnam veteran and local radio personality Paul Arca. In case of inclement weather, the ceremony will take place inside City Hall in the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre. The St. Peters Veterans Memorial is located at One St. Peters Centre Blvd, in St. Peters. Lake Saint Louis The Lake Saint Louis Memorial Day ceremony will be May 27 at 11am at the Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Memorial Park. The park is located adjacent to the Lake Saint Louis Civic Center (city hall and police department) at the intersection of I-64/U.S.40 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. Limited seating will be provided; however, those attending are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs.

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Around Town Help Someone in Need: Donate an A/C Unit EnergyCare has kicked off its 2013 Summer Cooling Program. Now in its 27th year, EnergyCare’s Summer Cooling Program has assisted nearly 5,000 low-income medically at risk families with one-room air conditioners. Last summer, when 26 area residents died during the high heat and humidity, EnergyCare provided air conditioners to over 250 low-income families in St. Louis City and County. The EnergyCare Summer Cooling Program service priorities include low-income older adults,

people who are seriously ill, people with physical disabilities and families with seriously ill children or infants who do not have an air conditioner in their home. For more information, call 314.773.5900. In an effort to help as many people as possible this summer, EnergyCare is collecting new and used, but working, window air conditioners of less than 8,000 BTU. If you are interested in donating an air conditioner, please call 314.773.5968 ex. 23. EnergyCare is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1983 by the late Sr. Patricia Kelley, CCVI. EnergyCare is dedicated to protecting low-income elderly, homebound, chronically ill or disabled St. Louisans and families with very young children from the extremes of summer heat and winter cold. EnergyCare provides energy-related services to over 15,000 individuals in St. Louis City and County annually.

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Hazelwood’s 10th Annual Community Art Fair Artists interested in selling their work and showing off their creative talent to the public are encouraged to participate in the 10th Annual Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale on June 1, at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, located in White Birch Park. The event will also feature a Blood Drive offered by the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center from 9:30am - 1:30pm. The Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission has been hosting this event for the past decade. One of its many responsibilities is to support the cultural arts in the City of Hazelwood and to encourage residents to form an appreciation for artistic expression. This event offers free admission and is open to the public. Local artists, age 16 and over, are invited to display their works of art using oil, watercolor, acrylic, charcoal, pastels, and pencil. However, the artwork must be appropriate for people of all ages to view. They can also sell their artwork to interested buyers. Participation guidelines and registration forms are available at either the Hazelwood Community Center or Hazelwood City Hall. Each participant is limited to displaying 10 entries. All entries will be professionally judged in these four 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 winners of each category. In addition, winning entries from last year’s event may be displayed but they won’t be judged this time around. 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 Prairie Commons Library in Hazelwood. Last year, Kathy Mallone Simon of St. Peters, Mo., won a blue ribbon for the Artists’ Choice award since her painting titled, “European Adventure,” captured the most votes cast by the event participants. Simon has been painting for about 30 years. Her painting was based on a breath-taking scene she saw in Europe. Other artists like Simon will be featured at this year’s event. 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. Additionally, people can also give the gift of life to others by donating blood. Every three seconds a patient needs blood. Not only is blood needed for those involved in automobile accidents and trauma emergencies, but also for people who are scheduled for surgeries at area hospitals each day. From heart surgeries to joint replacements, organ transplants to mothers giving birth, and leukemia treatments to cancer tumor removals, blood is the essential lifeline that keeps people alive.

Kathy Mallone Simon of St. Peters, Mo., was one of several artists that participated in last year’s Community Art Fair and Used Book Sale, hosted by the Hazelwood Community Enrichment Commission. Her painting titled, “European Adventure,” won the Artists’ Choice award.

According to the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, giving blood is a safe, simple procedure that takes about 45 minutes to an hour. Potential donors must be in good health, weigh at least 110 pounds, and be at least 17 years of age. Also, the last date for them to donate blood elsewhere is May 25. Those interested in donating blood can reserve an appointment time to come in and do it. Simply call Steve Rahmberg at (314) 921-4762 to pre-register and lock in a preferred time slot to avoid waiting in line. Walk-ins are accepted as well. For more event details, contact the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Office at 314.731.0980.

Think FAST During National Stroke Awareness Month When it comes to stroke, minutes matter. The brain is at risk from the moment the first symptoms strike, and every second that passes reduces the likelihood of a full recovery. During National Stroke Awareness Month, physicians and patients at BarnesJewish Hospital’s certified Primary Stroke Center are promoting stroke education in the St. Louis community. “Time is brain,” says Peter Panagos, MD, a Washington University emergency medicine physician at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. “The shorter the time between

symptoms and treatment, the more we can minimize the damage to the brain. “We teach a simple device that helps people recognize the signs and symptoms of stroke,” Dr. Panagos says. “Stroke treatment is time-critical, so it’s important that people know to act fast.” F – Face. Smile! Does one side of the face droop? A – Arms. Raise both arms. Does one start to fall, even though you try to keep it up? S – Speech. Speak

a few sentences. Are you slurring your words? T – Time. IMMEDIATELY call 9-1-1 and ask responders to take you to a stroke center. FAST teaches the common symptoms of stroke and the most important first step to treatment. “People have gotten very good about thinking ‘heart attack’ when they have chest pain, and they seek

the appropriate treatment,” Dr. Panagos says. “We want FAST to get people thinking about stroke.” Physicians and patients will be available throughout the month to enhance your Stroke Awareness Month coverage. For more information about stroke symptoms and stroke treatment, visit www.barnesjewish.org/stroke/having-astroke-signs-symptoms.

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Get Outta Town: Springtime is Baby Time at the Saint Louis Zoo! In addition to the much-heralded female baby elephant Priya born on April 26, the Saint Louis Zoo also welcomed a male Bactrian camel named Stan, who was born on April 8. This critically endangered species is native to Mongolia in central Asia. Baby camels are born with two humps, like their parents, but at birth, they lay flat against their sides until they can store up energy-rich fat. The camel was joined by a lot of other offspring in Red Rocks, where visitors can view some of the world’s most powerful predators living near some of the world’s most graceful prey. Two baby Speke’s gazelles, both male, arrived this spring—one was named Fragilistic (born March 1) and the other Teller (born April 10). From Somalia and Ethiopia and endangered, this graceful antelope (the smallest of all gazelles) reaches a maximum shoulder height of only about two feet. Sunny, a female lowland nyala, was born March 8. This elusive antelope lives in southern Africa and is one of the largest antelope, standing over four feet at the

shoulder. A male mountain bongo, Djembe, was born March 18. The mountain bongo is an endangered subspecies of antelope that lives only in a few pockets of mountain forests in Kenya. Later, on April 7, a male banteng, named Cruze, arrived. An endangered species of wild cattle native to Southeast Asia, both male and female banteng calves are born with red coats, but during their first year of life, juvenile bantengs develop their characteristic white stockings and rump patches. At this time juvenile banteng bulls’ coats gradually turn from red to black. Then came four Transcaspian urial lambs, two females and two males— all born between April 8 and April 11. Originally from India and Iran, urials live in open, rolling terrain where these wild sheep feed primarily on grass. (See video of these lambs on youtube.com/stlzootube.) To top it off, the Zoo now has four babirusa piglets, a species of threatened sparsely-haired pigs native to Indonesia; they arrived between November 2011 and January 2012.

And at Penguin & Puffin Coast, the Zoo welcomed two Humboldt penguin chicks, born March 16 and 17. These threatened birds live in Peru and Chile. Between April 29 and May 1, four elegant crested tinamou hatched. Tinamou are related to the ostrich and emu and are known for their brilliantly colored eggs. The elegant crested tinamou has a bright green egg and is found in dry lowland shrub land and farm land in Southern Chile and Argentina. Their arrival adds yet more diversity to the Zoo’s amazing array of birds. This is only a representative listing of the new arrivals; it does not include the many reptiles and insects born this spring. The Saint Louis Zoo participates in the Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plans and Population Management Plans, which are cooperative breeding programs for animals in North American zoos. The Zoo is open daily from 9am - 5pm. Admission is free. For more information, visit www.stlzoo.org. Prairie Farms Summer Zoo Weekends begins May 24. Between May 24 and September 2, the Zoo’s summer hours are 8am - 7pm Friday, Saturday and Sunday and 8am - 5pm Monday through Thursday. The Zoo will close at noon on Friday, June 21, for ZOOFARI fundraiser.

Police Officer Memorial Prayer Breakfast Mayor Thomas P. Schneider, who is President of the St. Louis Municipal League, participated in the opening remarks at the

22nd Annual Police Officer Memorial Prayer Breakfast. The event was hosted by the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs As-

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note Speaker was John Mozeliak, General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals. Chief Rick Knox from the Olivette Police Department is the Committee Chairman. Three Florissant Officers who were on the Honor Roll at the Prayer Breakfast were recognized and they were: P.O. Marion D. Reiff 12-28-1963; Lt. Jay Noser 10-07-2008; P.O. Glennon Fernau 05-29-2009 The support of the community allows the St. Louis Area Police Chiefs Association to present

this Memorial Prayer Breakfast tribute annually for those men and woman who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving in their law enforcement careers. With the assistance of the Backstoppers organization they continue to provide the support needed to care for the families of those fallen heroes. For more information on how to contribute to the Backstoppers visit their website at www.backstoppers. org. They have been honorably serving the St. Louis Region since 1959.


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May is Motorcycle Awareness Month Motorcyclists and motorists are encouraged to safely “share the road” this May in observation of Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. All motorists are reminded to watch for motorcycles and to be extra alert to help keep motorcyclists safe, while motorcyclists are reminded to make themselves visible to other motorists. There were 276 motorcyclists killed from 2010-2012. “We’re seeing more and more motorcycles on the highways,” said Leanna Depue, chair of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety’s executive committee. “Drivers of all vehicles need to be extra attentive. A motorcycle is one of the smallest vehicles on our roads, often hidden in a vehicle’s blind spot. Everyone needs to watch for motorcycles.” Very often, drivers of cars and trucks don’t see motorcycles until the last second. And sometimes not at all. Motorcycle operators have to anticipate the moves of other drivers and be extra cautious of road conditions and debris. “Motorcyclists have responsibilities, too,” Depue says. “They should follow the rules of the road, be alert to other drivers, never ride while impaired or distracted, and always wear a Department of Transportation-compliant helmet and other protective gear.” Motorcycle experts recommend motorcyclists also complete some type of training before getting out on the road. There are 29 training locations in Missouri. You can find the one nearest you at www.mmsp.org. For more information, visit www.saveMOlives.com or Facebook and Twitter at Save MO Lives. Arrive Alive.

St. Louis Chosen for Stop During Solar Impulse Flight Lambert-St. Louis International Airport is the final airport chosen for a stopover during the upcoming cross country flight of the Solar Impulse, the first aircraft capable of flying 24 hours day and night powered exclusively by solar energy. The Solar Impulse Across America flight could begin within days departing from San Francisco’s Moffett Field. Lambert will be the Midwest US stop with a tentative arrival around the end of May. The flight plan also includes stops at Phoenix Sky Harbor, Dallas-Fort Worth, Washington DC-Dulles and New York’s JFK, where it will conclude its historic journey without using a single drop of fuel. Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg, Swiss pilots and founders of Solar Impulse, are taking turns in flying the revolutionary aircraft across the U.S. in preparation for an even bigger goal of a zero-fuel flight around the world in 2015. Solar Impulse is a prototype carbon fiber airplane with a wingspan of a jumbo jet (208ft) and the weight of a small car (3,500 lbs.). The aircraft is powered by 12,000 solar cells built into its wings which provide power to four 10hp electric motors. Solar cells recharge the aircraft’s lithium batteries during the day flight which allows the plane to continue flying at night. Lambert is now working with the Solar Impulse team on the logistics of the plane’s arrival. One of the key considerations for the stop-over was a secure shelter for the aircraft during the St. Louis layover. The aircraft will be parked inside an existing Lambert hangar now being considered for development for future cargo and logistics operations. The 246,000 sq. ft. facility, formerly owned by Boeing and McDonnell Douglas, has a 40ft high bay entry and space to clear the wingspan of the Solar Impulse. Special events and a public viewing are now in the planning stages for the Solar Impulse stop in St. Louis. The flights will also be live streamed on the Solar Impulse’s website www.solarimpulse.com/en/tag/across-america.

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Lt. Governor Peter Kinder names Dennis Lammert of Florissant as Senior Service Award Winner Missouri Lt. Governor Peter Kinder on Wednesday (May 8) announced 35 winners of the Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award, including Dennis Lammert of Florissant. Lt. Governor Kinder presented the awards at a luncheon for the winners and their guests outside his office in the Capitol. Lammert was nominated by Peggy Hogan, senior citizen coordinator for the City of Florissant, and Sgt. Andrew Eagan, Neighborhood Action Team supervisor for the Hazelwood Police Department. Lammert volunteers as a tax preparer for AARP. He runs the largest tax preparation site in St. Louis County at the Florissant Community Center. The AARP Tax Preparation Service is free for senior citizens on a fixed income. Last year, the center provided tax preparation service

for about 900 seniors. Lammert also volunteers for the Hazelwood Police Department’s Volunteer in Police Services program. Since joining the program in 2007, he has volunteered more than 2,500 hours, earning the Presidential Volunteer Service Award each year. Lammert was unable to attend Wednesday’s award ceremony. Lt. Governor Kinder will present him with an official declaration and a Senior Service Award lapel pin. Kinder this year received more than 150 nominations for the Senior Service Award, naming 34 winners representing the state’s 34 Senatorial Districts and one at-large winner. Lammert won in District 13.

Crisis Nursery Champions Child Safety and Family Wellness Activities that promote health and wellness are proven to enhance physical performance. However, when you add a critical campaign that could positively impact thousands of area children and their families, the activities bring new meaning and purpose. On May 4, hundreds of Crisis Nursery supporters participated in the 2013 5K Healthy Living Fun Run & 1 Mile Wellness Walk (aka FUN RUN), hosted at Chaminade College Preparatory School. The family-friendly event, emceed by KSDK’s Heidi Glaus, featured the “Anything Goes Race” with the Delta Dental Tooth Fairy, Louie of the St. Louis Blues, and Crisis Nursery Jr. Board members. First place awards were given to male and female runners, walkers, adults and kids who finished first place in their respective categories. More than 25 pairs of shoes were donated to families supported by our Family Empowerment Program.

Each participate received a commemorative event shirt, wellness bag and pedometer from Walgreens, and snacks and refreshments from Coca-Cola. FUN RUN was sponsored by Chaminade College Preparatory School, HD Supply, Walgreens, Karen Barclay Hughs, and Coca-Cola. The event was co-chaired by Crisis Nursery Board President Karen Evans and family, including son Jack, a student at Chaminade, and Janet and Larry Conners.

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Kids In The Middle Gala Raises $170,000

North County Incorporated Honors Community Leaders

Funds are earmarked for counseling for kids

Pictured left to right are Julie Koontz, Steve and Valerie Carr and Lesley and Matt Wagner.

Kids In the Middle (KITM) recently held its “Lights, Camera, Auction!” gala and raised $170,000 for the organization. More than 350 guests attended the event, which included an evening of red carpet activities and entertainment at the Ameristar St. Charles. All proceeds will benefit the agency’s counseling services that are provided to kids and families experiencing separation, divorce or remarriage. Kids In The Middle enlisted 45 Lindenwood University athletes who volunteered their time and provided directional assistance to guests throughout the evening. They also helped event-goers with claiming and carrying their auction item purchases. “I am humbled by the generosity of our supporters,” said KITM executive director Judy Berkowitz. “They recognized the need and stepped up to help in our quest for providing the best counseling services available to children and families affected by divorce.” KITM moved less than six months ago from Kirkwood to a larger, more accessible office in Maplewood to meet the expanding demand. Since the move, 44% more families are being served compared to last year’s numbers for the same time frame. For more information, call 314.909.9922 or visit their website at www.kidsinthemiddle.org.

Front Row (left to right): Jane Reise, Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy; Sandy Weber, 2012 NCI Board Chair; County Executive Charlie A. Dooley; Rosemary Johnson; and Megan McMichael, World Wide Tecnology, Inc. Second Row (left to right): Dan Link, Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy; Kim Bakker; David Reif, National Retail Properties, Inc.; Dr. George Albin III; Dwayne T. James; and Joe McGettigan, World Wide Technology, Inc.

As part of the organization’s 36th 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 10th, 2013 more than 550 business, civic, and community leaders gathered to honor this year’s award recipients. Kim Bakker received the prestigious Elmer Belsha Leadership Award. This award is presented annually to an individual who has made a longterm commitment to NCI and North County, and has had a positive impact on the community and/or public body that they serve. Employed by SSM Health Care - St. Louis, Bakker is currently the Network Director of Community Affairs. NCI’s Business Development Awards were presented to those whose efforts have positively affected the economic development and business climate of the North County area. These awards were presented to National Retail Properties, Inc. and World Wide Technology, Inc. National Retail Properties, Inc. invested more than $9.2 million in order to bring a blighted, distressed property back to life, changing the site completely into a more useful and financially productive retail mix on North Highway 67 in Florissant.

World Wide Technology, Inc. provides technology and supply chain solutions to the commercial, government and telecom sectors. November 2011, they announced their plans for new headquarters, facility upgrades and workforce expansion over the next five years. With the assistance of St. Louis County Economic Council, they developed plans that included both a real estate investment of up to $16 million, $4 million in personal property tax investment. NCI’s Community Development Awards were presented to those whose efforts positively benefit youth, residents, civic organizations, or others through selfless acts. Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy and the St. Louis County Nuisance Property Clean-Up Initiative were chosen for this award. Citizens for the Advancement of Normandy (C.A.N.) began in 2006 when a group of likeminded residents began meeting to discuss ways to promote, beautify, educate and preserve the City of Normandy. In their first few years, C.A.N. was instrumental in getting an economic sales tax initiative passed, and for beautifying the intersection of Florissant and Natural Bridge Roads, known as “The Wedge.” St. Louis County Nuisance Property Clean-Up Initiative recognized that vacant and abandoned properties contributed to a myriad of community problems including crime and decreased property values. Over the past year, St. Louis County adjusted the demolition code to now allow for demolition of structures that have lost 50 percent of their value as a result of fire and/or abandonment. Then, they increased the demolition budget from $72,000 to $722,000. Public Service Awards were presented to outstanding individuals, elected, appointed, or employed by a public body whose long-time service has had a positive impact on the www.lcca.com community and/or public body they serve. Dr. George Albin III, Ritenour School District Board Member (retired); St. Louis County Executive Charlie A. Dooley; Dwayne T. James, Councilman, City of Ferguson; and Rosemary Johnson, President of Jennings School District’s Board of Education were this year’s Public Service Award recipients.


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Pattonville High School was ranked in the Top 20 high schools in Missouri and the Top 10 percent of high schools in the nation on U.S. News and World Report's 2013 Best High Schools Ranking List. Pattonville was ranked No. 19 out of 560 high schools in Missouri and No. 1,914 out of more than 21,000 public high schools in the U.S. U.S. News evaluated 21,035 public high schools in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Schools were awarded gold, silver or bronze medals based on state proficiency standards and how well they prepare students for college. Pattonville was one of 7 percent of schools that earned a silver medal. The Top 500 high schools in the nation (or Top 2 percent) earned the gold medal. U.S. News used a three-step screening process in order to select the Best High Schools. The first two steps were designed to ensure that the schools serve all of their students well, using performance on state standardized tests as the benchmarks. During the first step, schools had to demonstrate that their students performed better than statistically expected for the average student in the state based on reading and math test results. Schools which made it past the first step were evaluated based on whether the school's least-advantaged students were performing better than average for similar students in the state. Schools which made it past the first two steps became eligible to be judged nationally on the final step - college readiness performance. This criteria used advanced placement (AP) or international baccalaureate test data as benchmarks for success, depending which was the largest at the school. Pattonville was evaluated based on its AP data, including participation rate and AP test data. AP is a College Board program that offers college-level courses at high schools across the country. To see Missouri's Best High Schools Ranking list, go to: http://www.usnews.com/education/best-high-schools/missouri/rankings?int=c0b4c1

More than 3,000 degrees and certificates were dent of the St. Louis Community College Founconferred at STLCC’s commencement exercises dation Board of Directors, received the St. Louis Community College Honorary Sunday, May 19, at Saint Louis University’s Chaifetz Arena, No. 1 South Degree Award. Compton Ave. The student speaker was Antonio Ceremonies began at 7:30pm. A total Parker Sr., who received his associof 2,372 associate degrees and 670 cerate’s degree in criminal justice/law enforcement. Parker, who attends tificates were conferred. Students who completed bachelor’s degrees through classes at STLCC’s Florissant Valprograms between STLCC and both ley campus, recently was named Central Methodist University and to the 2013 All-USA Community Southeast Missouri State University College Academic Team. He also was named the 2013 Coca-Cola also received diplomas during the cerAntonio Parker Sr. emonies. Foundation New Century Scholar Rodney Gee, principal, Financial Advisor Di- as well as a first-team selection to the 2013 Allversity Performance for Edward Jones and presi- Missouri Academic Team.

New Principal for Hazelwood Northwest Middle The Hazelwood School District Board of Education approved a recommendation to select Dr. Katherine Chambers as the principal of Hazelwood Northwest Middle School. Dr. Willicia Hobbs, the current principal, has been promoted to assistant superintendent. Chambers has more than 10 years of educational experience. She has spent the past two-and-a-half years as a middle school assistant principal, serving at both Hazelwood East Middle School and Hazelwood Southeast Middle School. She previously taught middle school social studies at Cross Keys Middle School in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. She also served three years as social studies department chairperson.

529 College Savings Day®: You Could Win $529 As we head into the warm-weather months, we all start to mark some special occasions on our calendars—the last day of school, graduations, weddings and family vacations. On May 29, I invite you to join me in celebrating another important occasion, 529 College Savings Day ®, by learning more about MOST—Missouri’s 529 College Savings Plan. As state treasurer, one of the ways I commemorate this day is by spending time with schoolchildren. I read to them, participate in their activities and talk to them about the importance of doing well in school and going to college. I also talk to their parents and explain how plans like MOST 529 can help families take the first steps in saving for higher education. We need to take action to make higher education a reality for our children. Saving for college can seem an impossible hurdle to new parents and even to parents with college-age children. The cost of college keeps going up, and while you may not be able to save enough to cover the entire cost of your child’s education, saving a little each month can make a big impact on highereducation expenses. One of the best ways to do this is by saving money with a plan like MOST 529, which can be used to pay for qualifying two- and four-year colleges and universities, as well as trade and vocational schools. My wife and I save for our two daughters with the plan and know how easy it is to get started. For just $25, you can open a MOST 529 plan account and watch that investment grow over time. You can take advantage of certain tax benefits, such as tax-deferred growth and withdrawals that are exempt from federal and Missouri state income tax when used for qualified higher-education expenses.* As an account owner, you can also deduct up to $8,000 per year ($16,000 if married and filing jointly) from your Missouri adjusted gross income. We all know it is important to do everything possible to help

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our children prepare for their future. For this reason, I am excited to announce a special giveaway in honor of 529 College Savings Day that will take place at the beginning of June. Two lucky winners will receive a one-time $529 contribution to a new or existing MOST 529 account. Missouri residents who are 18 or older are eligible to register. The contest runs May 1–31, and you can enter by visiting www.most529savings.com and clicking the 529 Day button. The MOST 529 Matching Grant Program will also be offered again this year. Missouri residents can apply between June 1 and 30, and those who qualify could receive matching funds of up to $500 in their MOST 529 plan accounts for 2013. Funding is limited and you must apply each year to be considered for this matching grant program. Setting aside money for a child’s future is a significant way to help him or her reach their goals. My own life experiences reflect how important higher education is. I am the first person in my family to attend and graduate from college. My education was possible because my parents understood that saving for higher education was an investment in long-term success. They started small, saved little by little, and eventually were able to help put me through college.

Chambers also worked in the education field as a school and community resource volunteer in the United States Peace Corps. She spent two years in Cassel Village, South Africa, where she conducted monthly workshops for teachers, evaluated and monitored the development of staff from three schools, and initiated and assisted in the organization of an event to celebrate World AIDS Day. She has a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Arizona State University, and a master’s degree in educational administration from Saint Louis University. She received her doctorate in educational administration from Lindenwood University. She will officially begin in her new role July 1.

by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel I encourage Missourians to make the same investment in the lives of children they know. So as we celebrate 529 College Savings Day, take a moment to visit www.most529savings.com or call 888.414.MOST (888.414.6678). The MOST 529 plan offers federal and state tax benefits, low costs and flexible ways to contribute. Go online or call to find the investment option that is right for the child in your life. And, if you are already investing in the plan, consider increasing your contribution as a way to commemorate the importance of 529 College Savings Day.


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Book on Becoming an Adult Not Just for 20-Somethings Studies show it’s taking young people longer to grow up and assume adult responsibilities than it did in the past. Pseudo grownups reel when their parents offer advice or make the comparison that begins, “When I was your age, I . . .” Well, we’re not and the surest way to turn off our offspring is to start a conversation like this. Instead, wrap up a copy of “Adulting, How to Become a Grown-Up in 468 Easy(ish) Steps,” or leave the book in a spot where your 20-something will trip over it when they’re moving their stuff home after college or coming back to live with you when a job hasn’t panned out, or a relationship hits the skids. With a light touch, author Kelly Williams Brown, a newspaper reporter and columnist, offers solid advice in an easy-to-read paperback that should be required for those maneuvering the murky, treacherous waters of adulthood. Everything from how to stock a kitchen with the essentials, to engaging in social conversation, to tips on job interviews and career decisions, to initiating romantic relationships, and ending them, to growing and maintaining friendships, managing money and telling a 401(k) from an IRA are included — and more. Though Brown’s how-to guide is intended for young adults, readers of all ages will benefit from her wisdom and wit. This 20-something has written a beneficial book that many a middle-ager or senior could learn from. If you’ve ever wanted to know a polite way to end a cocktail conversation, move your household stuff or accept a person as he or she is, check out “Adulting.” Brown has solid advice for us all. Reprinted with permission. Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2013.

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Tackling a truly great American novel, director Baz Luhrmann (Strictly Ballroom) recreates the decadent 1920’s in The Great Gatsby. Given the nature of the original story, Luhrmann’s use of special efespecially with the current fects is rather bold, but they American economy. work beautifully on the big Leonardo DiCaprio is at screen. the top of his game in the Tobey Maguire shines here The Great Gatsby photo coutesy Warner Bros. Pictures title role. The actor gives Jay as Nick Carraway, a would-be Gatsby the mannerisms of a writer who takes up lodging in a groundskeeper’s cot- well-bred businessman, but appearances in this case are tage. Surrounded by lavish mansions, Carraway comes definitely deceiving. DiCaprio buries himself in the role, to the attention of Jay Gatsby (Leonardo DiCaprio), an letting Gatsby’s true nature slip out at key moments in enigmatic millionaire known for throwing lavish parties. the film. Young and impressionable, Nick soon becomes part With a character that also serves as narrator, Tobey of Gatsby’s world of excess. The young writer learns, Maguire perfectly complements DiCaprio. Nick Carhowever, that Jay is using him to get closer to his cousin raway struggles to stay on the right path, but he can’t reDaisy (Carey Mulligan). Gatsby and Daisy have a his- sist the lure of music and illegal liquor. In the end, Nick tory, though, one that could destroy the lives of everyone also proves to be the only person who truly considers concerned. Gatsby a friend. Though the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic has been anaCarey Mulligan gives what could be an Oscar-worthy lyzed for nearly a century, Baz Luhrmann puts a new performance as Daisy, Gatsby’s lost-love. Married to spin on an old favorite. This tale of and greed and excess another man, Daisy is not, however, a princess in need in the years before the Great Depression still feels timely, of saving. When faced with the same temptations as

Nick, Daisy is much stronger than her cousin. Daisy is a surprising character, and Mulligan’s performance does her justice. The biggest Gatsby surprise comes, however, in the form of actress Isla Fisher. Playing Myrtle Wilson, Fisher embodies the desperation of those who didn’t benefit from the Roaring Twenties. Though married, Myrtle has her eyes on someone with more money and class than her husband. A beautifully-constructed motion picture, The Great Gatsby is a long but worthwhile journey through the world of F. Scott Fitzgerald. With just a few fashion and technological changes, the characters could easily be living in the America of 2013. The Great Gatsby, rated PG-13 for some violent images, sexual content, smoking, partying and 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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Sports

Gary Baute Rascals Open 2013 Season The squad opened the season in Florence, KY, and now Steve Brook, manager and director of baseball operations, has a chance to show off his rebuilt team to the hometown fans. In recent years, the River City Rascals have strung together one of the most impressive shows of dominance in Frontier League history, taking the Western Division title for three straight years (20092011) and winning the Frontier League Championship in 2010. Last season proved to be a bit of a down-year for River City, but Brook flipped (nearly) the whole roster over in preparation for 2013, with his Rascals poised to make another run for the Frontier Cup. “All these new players are all proven guys who have made their mark on the league in recent years. Just as important, though, is the character they all possess; we’re proud of the fact that we bring solid individuals into our clubhouse,” said Brook. Only five players from last year’s team return in 2013: outfielders Curran Redal and Eric Williams, and pitch-

ers Nick Kennedy, Justin Sarratt, and Keli’i Zablan. Rascals fans can follow the team all season long via the team’s broadcast live at www.RiverCityRascals.com *Another chance for the Crown* Bears and Lady Bears Get Arena Expansion When Missouri State University’s JQH Arena opened in 2008, shell space was left for a locker room complex with the anticipation it would be completed at a later date through private gifts. Now that vision will become a reality. Before the 2013-14 basketball season is completed, the Bears and Lady Bears will be using locker rooms, offices and meeting space in the Jim D. Morris Basketball Complex. The complex was named in the spring of 2013 in recognition of the lead gift from Morris, a Springfield philanthropist and long-time supporter of the University. The $3.7 million project, which will be funded exclusively through private contributions, will begin in June and is scheduled to be completed November 8, 2013. DeWitt and Associates, Inc., was awarded the construction contract at the Board of Governors Executive Committee meeting Wednesday (May 15) and was ratified by the full Board today (May 16) at its regularly scheduled meeting. “We are excited to get this project under way,” said Missouri State President Clifton M. Smart III. “We already have one of the best arenas in the country, and the Jim D. Morris Complex will just make it that much better. We are indebted to the donors who are making this possible. With-

out the private support, this project simply doesn’t happen.” The Lady Bears’ locker room will be named in honor of the Pinegar Family, and the Bears’ locker room will be named in honor of the McQueary Family. Both the Pinegars and McQuearys provided significant gifts to support the project. Several other major gifts have been committed to the complex, while additional donations are being sought. The project includes a new exterior entry off of Monroe Street, team locker rooms, player lounges and meeting rooms, in addition to offices for the men’s and women’s coaching staffs. The project also includes a state-of-the-art audio-visual system and associated athletic training room, reception area and storage space. In addition, a mezzanine level will be constructed above the new basketball complex that can be used for additional storage and future expansion. “The impact this project will have on our basketball teams and their recruiting efforts will be tremendous,” said Kyle Moats, director of intercollegiate athletics. “This will definitely bring a sense of pride to everyone who wears maroon and white.” *Rick Kindhart, assistant director of athletics, Communications, Missouri State University* Boxing Comes To the Family Arena Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Tournament, hosted by Jack Martorelli, Steve Holley, Jerry Leyshock and Pat Byrne, is almost here, and we would like to give you some free tickets. The event will be held Friday June 14 at 7pm. There will be a packed house. For more information go to www.RiverCityRumble.LockerDome.com or www. FamilyArena.com. *Action-packed night* 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 SportsRadioSTL.com, among many other activities.

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Nice weather means it’s time to fire up the grill. To enjoy dining al fresco any time, make your kitchen grill-ready with essentials for your pantry, fridge and freezer.

Stock up now on fresh meats and produce, as well as cool drinks and frozen treats to keep you outside and grilling all season long. The best part? Your backyard barbecue doesn’t have to be expensive. For inspiration, try these grilling favorites from food stylist and loyal ALDI shopper Janice Stahl, who saves up to 50 percent by shopping at ALDI: • Create a sophisticated summer dinner in no time by placing raw salmon, fresh lemon slices and a mix of chopped tomatoes, garlic, basil and

red onion on a piece of aluminum foil; seal it to create a packet and throw it on the grill. • Use a teriyaki marinade to add a kick to your chicken breasts and step up your grilling game with bacon-wrapped beef filets or marinated pork loin. • Put a spin on the classic burger with Alaskan salmon or ground turkey patties. With these simple tips and recipes, you’ll be ready to show off your grilling expertise at any time. Visit www.aldi.us for more ideas.

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Hawaiian Turkey Burger Recipe courtesy of Chef Alyssa, ALDI Test Kitchen Makes 4 burgers

Ingredients: 2 onions, cut into eighths 1/4 cup Italian dressing 14 ounces Italian with sundried tomato sausages, cut into 1” sections 8 ounces fresh mozzarella, diced into 20 pieces 20 large toothpicks or small skewers

Directions: Marinate onion petals in dressing for 20 minutes. Skewer 2 onion petals and a sausage onto toothpick. Grill until sausage reaches 165° (approximately 5 minutes). Add a chunk of mozzarella to each skewer; serve.

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Ingredients: 1 egg 1 pound ground turkey or ground chicken 1/4 cup old fashioned oats 1 tablespoon crushed red pepper 2 tablespoons parsley flakes 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon pepper 1 clove of garlic, minced 1/2 cup red pepper, minced 1/4 cup mayonnaise 1/4 cup BBQ sauce 1 tablespoon vegetable oil 1 pineapple, peeled, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings 1 red onion, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch rings 1 green pepper, cored and cut into 1/2-inch rings 4 hamburger buns 4 slices pepper Jack sliced cheese

Directions: Beat egg in a bowl. Add ground turkey or chicken, oats, crushed red pepper, parsley, salt, pepper, minced garlic and minced red pepper. Mix together until incorporated. Divide into 4 even patties, flatten and let sit in the fridge for 5 minutes. Mix together mayonnaise and BBQ sauce. Set aside. Heat grill to medium/high temperature. Place patties on the grill and cook for 5 to 7 minutes each side until desired doneness. Brush oil on slices of pineapple, onion and green pepper, then grill 2 to 3 minutes on each side. Lightly grill the bun and set aside. Spread both sides of the bun with the mayonnaise BBQ sauce. When burger is almost finished cooking, place 1 slice of cheese on each patty and continue to grill until melted. To assemble the burger, layer the bottom of the bun with the patty with cheese, pineapple, onion, green pepper and top half of bun.

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June 15: Greater Grace Church Tailgate Sale 3690 Pershall Rd, St. Louis, 7am - 2pm, free and open to public, 314.868.2201

Now: NCCS Summer Camp Applications North County Christian School summer camp applications for children ages 3 through 8th grade for the summer of 2013. www. nccsedu.org 314.972.6227.

June 15: 130th Birthday Celebration Zion Cemetery Association 130th Birthday Celebration, 7401 St. Charles Rock Road, 10:30 – 12pm. Snacks and tour. 314.721.8631 June 21 & 22: Church Rummage Sale At Zion United Church, 5710 N. Hwy 67, 9 – 2pm. Benefits Tote Bag Ministry. 314.741.1590 www. zionucc1.org June 29: Free Pain Relief Seminar Luncheon 11am - 2pm at Greater Grace Church, 2900 Pershall Rd. Registration is required: call 314.731.5700. Saturdays: ESL Classes 10 – 11:30am at Immanuel Lutheran Chapel, 11100 Old Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis. Free. All are welcome. Info: 314.849.6949.

Now: The City of Black Jack is Accepting Applications for Performances, Artists & Groups For the North County Community Festival on June 22. Demo tapes should be sent to: NCCF ACT - City of Black Jack City Hall 12500 Old Jamestown Rd. For more information call 314.355.0400, ext. 120 May 24-26: Alpha Players present Murdered to Death A comedic play, at Florissant Civic Center. Tickets and times call: 314.921.5678 or www.florissantmo.com/theatre/ticketsonline.shtml May 24-27: Free Art Exhibit At the Calhoun County Visitor’s Center, 133 E. Main Street, Brussels, IL, 618.883.2032. May 24: Discussion and Book Signing with Paul French St. Louis County Library Foundation presents historian and China

expert Paul French for a discussion and signing of his bestselling true-crime thriller “Midnight in Peking: How the Murder of a Young Englishwoman Haunted the Last Days of Old China” 7pm at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. Free. 314.994.3300 or www.slcl.org May 25: Vitendo4 Africa Foundation Medical Mission Trivia Night At First Christian Church in Florissant, 2890 Patterson Rd., 314.252.0488. June 1: Overland Block Party Parade at 10am, 5K and farmers market at 8am, vintage car show and kids’ fun at 11am, corner of Woodson and Midland off 170, info@overlandbusinessassociation.org. June 1: Annual City of Bellfontaine Neighbors Cat & Dog Clinic 9am - noon, City Hall garage, 9641 Bellefontaine Rd, 314.615.0650 June 1: 2nd Annual Job Fair: Making Preparation to go Back to Work 10am – 2pm, Jennings Sr. High School, 8850 Cozens Road June 1: Flea Market International Association of Machinsit and Aerospace Workers District 837 Women’s Com-

mittee Flea Market, District 837 Union Hall 212 Utz Lane Hazelwood, 7am - 3pm, Vendors $15 inside, $10 outside, 314.731.0603 June 1: Chili Cookoff The Clarksville Missouri State Chili Cookoff will replace the Clarksville Regional. Riverfront Park, Clarksville, Mo. Total prize money is $1500. June 2: Federation Family Picnic 1 - 4pm, Knights of Columbus Council #2951 Grounds, 50 St. Francois Street, Florissant. 314.537.3174 June 4: St. Louis Cathedral Basilica and Lunch At Cunetto’s, 9am - 2:30pm, $27, tickets will be sold at Florissant City Hall in the Senior Office until May 28, 314.839.7605 June 8: Overland Kids Fishing Derby Wild Acres Park, 9 - 11am, www. overlandmo.org June 8: Senior Citizens Dance James J. Eagan Center, #1 James J. Eagan Drive, Florissant, $7 ($9 at the door), 314.839.7605. June 10: 2013 Alumni Golf Challenge Winghaven Country Club in O’Fallon, 1pm, $95 per player or $380 for a foursome. Includes lunch, dinner, refreshments

throughout the day, a gift bag, contests on the course and the chance to bid on silent and live auction items. Benefits Trinity Angel Fund for tuition assistance. Reserve spot at 314.741.1333, ext: 223 or e-mail at dgrumich@trinitycatholichigh.org June 11: Marygrove’s Jeff Clinton Memorial Gold Classic At Norwood Hills Country Club, noon shotgun start, lrau@mgstl. org June 13: Kids In The Middle (KITM) Golf Tournament Golfing For Kids, 10:30am, The Country Club of St. Albans, 101 St. Albans Rd., St. Albans. to benefit kids of separated or divorced parents, $245 per player, register at www.kidsinthemiddle.org or 314.909.9922. June 14: Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament At the Golf Club of Florissant, 52 Country Club Lane, 314.831.3500. June 15: Poets, singers and dancers are needed for 2013 Women’s Anthology: Poetry & Notes An event to celebrate and uplift the creative spirit of women. 2 - 4 pm at St. Louis County LibraryLewis & Clark Branch, 9909 Lewis-Clark Blvd., St. Louis. writesistahs@yahoo.com 314.210.4774

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www.mycnews.com • Community News • May 22, 2013 Mondays: Line Dancing with Minnie: At St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. Florissant, 6:30pm. RSVP at 314.838.3877. Every Sunday: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine #1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant, 1 – 4pm, through October. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314.921.7582, vicray01@aol.com St. Augustine’s Classmates: Help plan an All-School Reunion for August 10, 2013: Call Sandy Tricamo 314.791.7714; Leo Neuner 972.951.4853; Don Becker 636.399.0088; Tom Hartnett 314.623.9950. 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 GNCC Member Happenings Old Jamestown Association: Network of residents who are informed about events and issues in the Old Jamestown Area, $10 per individual or $15 per family, prautes@aol.com Health

Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting Meeting to be held at Sarah Care of Bridgeton Adult Day Center 11977 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 121-124, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Join our Support Group for Mutual, Emotional Support and Education. You are not alone. For information, contact Deborah Mabrie at 314-291-5210 or Ferd Fetsch at 314-291-3021 Email: dbland@sarahcare.com ferdfetsch@sbcglobal.net. Diabetes Basics: 314.344.7024 for info 314.344.7220 to enroll.

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Nutrition Education: SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you, 314.344.6157 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. 24hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600, www.crisisnurserykids.org Groups at Christian Hospital To register call 314.747.9355

cost is $1,500. Register online at http://www.christianhospital. org/EMS-Academy. For more information, contact Shannon Watson at 314.653.5271. 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:

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Call 314.653.5032 SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings Every Mon. & Tues. in May.: Healthy Meal Replacement (HMR) Program Orientation Mondays: 6 – 7 p.m. Tuesdays: Noon – 1 p.m. 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 Smoking Cessation Classes: Free ongoing 8-week sessions, 866.SSM.DOCS to register or for more information. SSM DePaul Wellness Center: Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation, 314.344.6177 SSM St. Joseph Hospital Healthy Happenings Free Mammogram Screenings: SSM Health Care free mammo-

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gram 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 Sundays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 6:30 - 8pm, 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City, 314.993.5421. First and Third Tuesdays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 12:30 - 2pm, 320 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.968.3477. Third Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group At Delmar Gardens North, 4401 Parker Rd., Florissant, 9am, 314.355.1516, Helpline 800.272.3900

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June 3 – Oct. 7: EMT-B Course At Christian Hospital open to the public. The Emergency Medical Technician--Basic (EMT-B) course is designed for students interested in providing patient care to their community. This is the entry-level course required to work on an ambulance. The

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Are Women Superior? A famous TV analyst claims women are superior to men. I have no idea what a TV analyst does, but I will begrudgingly admit this observation has a considerable degree of truth. Having had four sisters that earned better grades than I did gives it credence, in my opinion. For that matter, it wasn’t until I was in my mid-teens before I could even run faster and it wasn’t by much. I was thankful I could carry more hay bales. My sisters also all had great handwriting and could draw much better. My handwriting was so bad, my teachers thought I belonged on the short bus and my artwork looked like a Rorschach test. Modern women have finally made inroads into equality. They’re still suffering unequal pay in the work place, but they’re getting closer to men’s pay levels every day. I’m sure they still have to fend off occasional work place macho attempts on their virtue. Having professional daughters, I’ve always recommended pepper spray as opposed to .357 Magnums. Most families have both parents working to meet today’s income standards as listed in the popular book, “Yuppie Instructions for Success”. It mentions twostory homes with plasma TVs, weird-looking luxury

SUVs, boats, motorcycles and other expensive toys, as well as domestic cleaning and lawn services by oppressed minorities. There haven’t been many stay-athome moms until some were laid off due to our recent send-jobs-to-starving-countries recession. One of my professional daughters is a single mom. In today’s world, they aren’t unusual. Had I been a single dad, I’m sure I would’ve failed miserably. I still can’t understand how she did this so well. My grandchildren are wonderful, but perhaps I’m prejudiced. The more I consider this TV analyst’s contention, the more I see he’s right. But this only annoys me because he is connected with TV, a device I consider the be-all, end-all of evil Orwellian mindlessness. I knew “Father Knows Best” and “Ozzie and Harriet” were fantasies even before they became reruns. Mothers from my youth didn’t walk around large expensive houses in stylish attire all day. They sometimes wore baggy faded dresses and old shoes with holes for bunions. They also worked all day and into the night keeping us in clean, patched clothes, balanced meals and childhood discipline that sometimes included a pretty fair overhand smack. Were they superior? Perhaps it depends on who’s defining it. Long ago, women usually worked harder and longer than men at everything, including how to look nice on

Saturday night, should an occasion arise. They still do. One only has to look at the facts when considering the superiority of modern women, especially if it includes their patience with egotistical male bosses that believe women are merely token employees even though they’re often smarter, better dressed and end up making their male bosses look good. My own professional daughters are so much smarter than their male bosses its embarrassing and I don’t claim that just because they’re my daughters. It seems some of today’s corporate ladder climbers are more into blind ambition than smart. One might say the only real difference that some would label as male superiority is upper body strength. However, men watching a pretty girl stroll by in a mini skirt and heels probably negates this concept. It usually only takes a pretty smile to turn us guys into mush. The old adage, “A boy chases a girl until she catches him” is profoundly true. Yup. Women are superior. I can live with that…I think. The question is, “can they?” 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.

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