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June 6, 2012 Vol. 91 No. 23

The St. Louis County Health Department urges caution during extreme heat.

The Heat is On!

IN this Issue

Summer may not officially be here for a couple of more weeks, but the Saint Louis area has already experienced its first wave of extreme heat. The Saint Louis County Department of Health is strongly urging caution and common sense during periods of extreme heat. “Saint Louis experiences extreme heat almost every year and it’s important to observe common sense precautions whenever this happens,” said Dr. Dolores Gunn, director of the Health Department. Whenever temperatures rise above 95 degrees, the Health Department recommends the following: • Wear loose-fitting, lightweight, lightcolored clothing. • Spend as little time as possible in the sun and keep activity levels to a minimum. • Drink plenty of cool, non-alcoholic beverages, especially those without sugar or caffeine. • Take regular breaks in the shade or in an air-conditioned room. • Eat light, easily-digested foods, avoiding hot, heavy, or greasy meals. • Be sure not to leave food unrefrigerated for long – food spoils rapidly in the heat. • Take care of those who might not be aware of the danger or able to react accordingly – especially young children and the elderly. Check on your neighbors and relatives if they may be vulnerable or do not have air conditioning. • Know the signs of heat exhaustion. If someone becomes dizzy, nauseated, or sweats heavily, find a cooler location for him or her immediately. • Know the signs of heat stroke. Heat stroke is much more serious than heat exhaustion. The symptoms are similar to heat exhaustion, but also include hot, flushed skin, and normally sweating stops. If heat stroke is a possibility, call 911 immediately. Heat stroke is life threatening! If a person is unable to keep his or her Around Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-4 Business. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7

residence cool and needs to find a cooling center, that person is urged to call the United Way of Greater Saint Louis by dialing 211 from his or her home landline phone, or by dialing 1.800.427.4626 from any other type of phone. Residents are also urged to consider pets whenever temperatures rise. Here are some tips for protecting pets during hot weather: • Regularly check a pet’s water to make sure it’s clean and fresh. Ample drinking water is vital to animals during hot and humid conditions. Make sure to adjust the drinking quantity for the size and number of pets in the area. You can also spray your pet with water to cool them off. • Provide a shady spot for pets. A pen near trees will work or you can fasten a sunroom screen to the sides and top of the pen to provide shade too. • Never leave your pet unattended in a hot vehicle. Internal vehicle temperatures can reach 150 degrees. For more information, please visit the department’s Heat Safety Tips webpage at: Learn & Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

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June 6, 2012

Goodwill Grill to Benefit Accessible Play, Inc. Gary Behlmann, president of Accessible Play, Inc. is pleased to announce Accessible Play will benefit from Mungenast Hyundai’s Goodwill Grill on Saturday June 16. Volunteers with Accessible Play will serve free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and Mungenast Hyundai will donate $1 for each hotdog served. Mungenast Hyundai is located near the intersection of I-270 and Lindbergh Boulevard at 649 Dunn Road in Hazelwood. Accessible Play, Inc. is a non-profit corporation raising funds to build an allinclusive accessible playground in North St. Louis County where children of all

abilities can play side by side. Angie’s Playground will be located at Manion Park in Florissant, and will include Braille signage, wide ramps, rubber surfaces, shade structures, transfer stations to assist children in wheelchairs, and a pavilion with restrooms. Following construction, the playground will be administered and maintained by the city of Florissant. For more information about Accessible Play Inc., please contact Gary Behlman at 314.831.3264 or visit

Free Fishing Days in MO Getting Connected The best things in life are free, sometimes. The weekend of June 9 and 10 is one of those times, as the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) is suspending fishing-permit requirements for those two days. MDC designates the weekend after the first Monday in June as Free Fishing Days in Missouri each year. The idea is to encourage people to explore the state’s fishing opportunities without having to purchase permits, trout stamps or trout park daily tags. Fishing is a lifetime sport, something equally doable whether you are 9 or 90. Free Fishing Days is designed to encourage lapsed anglers and first-time fishers to wet a line at one of Missouri’s more than 300 MDC-owned or managed fishing lakes, ponds or stream accesses. Carefully managed fisheries at these areas produce an abundance of opportunities to catch fish ranging from crappie and catfish to trout and muskellunge. Normal fishing regulations, such as limits on size and number of fish, remain in effect during Free Fishing Days. Regulations are outlined in the 2012 Summary of Missouri Fishing Regulations, which is available wherever fishing permits are sold, or online at Special permits may still be required at county, city and private fishing areas. Free Fishing Days exempts anglers from MDC permit and tag fees only, not parking or other park fees. Public fishing areas are available in every county in Missouri. Many offer disabled-accessible facilities. For more information about places to fish, visit or contact the nearest MDC office.

A free program in St. Louis from the Alzheimer’s Association Getting Connected is a free monthly opportunity for newcomers to get acquainted with the resources and services available through the Alzheimer's Association St. Louis Chapter. The program is designed for people with memory loss and those concerned about their loved one’s well-being. During the session, participants will view a brief informational video on Chapter services and interact with a volunteer panel on why, when and how to tap into the Alzheimer's Association for reliable information and support. An Alzheimer's Association professional is available throughout the program to direct guests to re-

sources and to supply useful information. The next Getting Connected program will be held from 6:30–8:30 p.m., Monday, June 11, at the St. Louis Chapter office, located at 9370 Olive Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63132. Registration is required in advance. Register online at or call 800.272.3900. In addition, the Alzheimer's Association hosts a variety of educational programs via telephone conference. There are also several community support groups. Please contact the Alzheimer's Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information on these and other activities in your area.

Fiesta In Florissant Hispanic Festival, Inc. of Greater St. Louis will present the Fiesta in Florissant from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 23, and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Sunday, June 24. The event will be held at the Knights of Columbus Park near the corner of Lindbergh and Washington St. in Florissant. The two-day celebration will feature nonstop entertainment with live Latino Bands and Folkloric dancers from various countries. There will also be a wide variety of foods and beverages from Latin and South America available for

purchase such as tamales, tacos and empanadas. Other attractions include folk arts and crafts, a Kids Corner with piñatas and Dora the Explorer, Exotic Petting Zoo with pony rides, Inflatable Rides and information booths from several cultural organizations to acquaint the public with their programs and services. New this year is the Kids Low Rider Bike Display from 2 to 6 p.m. on Sunday. One of the Fair’s purposes is to celebrate the common heritage of Hispanic nations particularly because of the rise of the Hispanic population in North County. The funds raised are used to fund scholarships distributed to college-bound students and underprivileged children. Admission and parking are free. For more information, please call 314.837.6100, or visit

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Hazelwood’s Summer Concert Series Offers Great Music and Family Fun A popular retro ‘80’s cover band, The Retro Nerds, kicked off Hazelwood’s 2012 Summer Concert Series at Harry S. Truman Park, 7029 Howdershell Road, with a high energy performance that kept the audience of nearly 200 people entertained with nerdy costumes and great music. The next band scheduled to perform at Truman Park is Penny Moon & Copper Creek on Saturday, June 16. Starting time is 7 p.m. This HOT new band features five talented and seasoned musicians playing country hits from today and days gone by. Admission is free and open to the public. Penny Moon is the lead vocalist for Copper Creek and the founding member of the band. She has entertained stadium crowds at the Edward Jones Dome for St. Louis Rams football games, and wowed audiences at Fair St. Louis and other local festivals. In addition, her performances have included military ceremonies, corporate events, weddings and private parties, not only in

the United States, but overseas as well. She is a versatile vocalist with her own kind of style. It’s smooth when she wants it to be, outright gritty when she needs to be and everything in between. She can sing a beautiful ballad and then jump right into an upbeat Motown, Rock, Blues or Honky Tonk tune without a blink of an eye. This girl can definitely sing! Here’s the remaining schedule for Hazelwood’s 2012 Summer Hazelwood residents and visiting guests are inConcert Series - All concerts are at 7 p.m.: vited to come out and hear her sing on June 16. Sat., June 16: 7 p.m. - Penny Moon & Copper Creek, Country They can sit back and relax while listening to good Sat., July 7: Whole New Head, Rock music and enjoying a scenic view of the pond from Sat., July28: Concoction, Decades of Top Hits the hillside. “It’s a great opportunity to bring the Sat., August 16: Furious George, Classic Rock family out for some quality entertainment without Sat., September 22: Super Jam, Tribute to ‘70’s-‘80’s spending a lot of money. Plus, these concerts give blankets and refreshments. But no glass containers are neighbors a chance to socialize with each other and make new friends,” said Pam Reynolds, Hazel- allowed. In case of rain, the concerts will be held at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, in wood’s 2012 Summer Concert Series coordinator. Audience members can bring their own lawn chairs, White Birch Park.

Living out our Faith 24/7 Editor’s note: Community News is proud to feature a monthly column by Rance Thomas, Ph.D., professor, ordained elder and president of North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice.

Many members of various denominations do not adhere to the teachings of their church or religion. However, it has come to the forefront at this time due to Rance Thomas, Ph.D. the strong opposition by American Catholic Bishops, conservative leaders, and other Catholic organizations with regards to the contraceptive rule included in the Obama Health Care program. With respect to Christians within all denominations ignoring the teaching of their religion, it is very difficult to differentiate between Christians and non-Christians. In fact, many Christians never mention their religion unless they are asked about it or when they know they are talking to other Christians. At times, we mistake Christians for non-Christians because of their behavior, beliefs, and the way they relate to others. In other words, many of us do not live out our Christian faith in everyday life or in the real world. Instead, we tend to go along with the crowd and blend in. That is, we tend to have a Sunday religion. By this, I mean that we go to church on Sunday and are religious for that hour or so, but when we leave church we return to business as usual. In fact, we may never think about our religion until the next time we are getting ready to go back to church, while in church, or when we face adversity. How many of us share our religion or faith with non-

believers? This same question could be asked of clergy as well. Unless they wear distinctive clothing, it is difficult to identify clergy from others. I have heard ministers say that when they are in public, they act just like ordinary individuals and do not share their religion with others. I would like to quickly say that I have not taken a poll of clergy and that my observations are anecdotal, and based upon the report of others. It is also based upon being a long time leader within my church, as well as my work ecumenically. I have witnessed this among them. I am certain that there are exceptions and my hope and prayer is that many more members and clergy would share their religion with others. If this were the case, I believe the world would be a better place. Many of us are afraid that we would be mocked, laughed at, or would be thought to be wacky if we wore our religion on our sleeve. Probably the greatest fear is that we may feel that we would be rejected by others and be left out of the everyday activities that take place around us. In any case, churches and their denominations can do a better job of communicat-

ing adherence to God’s teachings and will for our lives and the importance of church doctrine to fulfill God’s purpose for us and the church in the world.


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June 6, 2012

Hazelwood Times the Market Perfectly by Refinancing General Obligation Bonds The City of Hazelwood timed the market perfectly last week by refunding the outstanding Series 2005 General Obligation Street Bonds (GOs) scheduled for maturing in the years 2016 and thereafter through Stifel Nicolaus & Company, a regional brokerage and investment firm, announced Hazelwood’s Finance Director Lori Helle. The outstanding Series 2005 Bonds have coupons that are much higher than current market interest rates. A pending ordinance authorizing the issuance, sale and delivery of these GOs was on the Council agenda for a second reading. However, the favorable interest rate environment prompted Hazelwood’s City Council to give Stifel the go ahead to make this transaction, netting the City a net cash flow savings of $348,584, or 6.63 percent. This return of investment was much more than the required three percent savings stated in the bill. Before the ordinance could be read a second time,

City Attorney Kevin O’Keefe inserted an amendment to it. Mark Grimm, an attorney with Gilmore & Bell, was present at the City Council meeting to explain the difference between the original bill and the amended one. “The interest rate environment was extremely favorable to the City of Hazelwood,” Grimm said. “The size of the refunding was up-sized slightly to refinance one additional maturity of the refunded bonds.” Grimm went on to say that the plan had been to refinance bonds maturing in 2017 and thereafter. “But because of a favorable interest rate environment, it was deemed appropriate to refinance bonds maturing in 2016 and thereafter instead,” he added. GOs represent a promise by the issuer to levy enough taxes as necessary to make full and timely payments on Hazelwood’s debts or to the City of Hazelwood’s investors. When they are refinanced at a lower interest rate,

it means taxpayers pay back a lower amount in taxes on the back end. According to City Attorney O’Keefe, “This does not authorize any new taxes that have not previously been approved by the voters. The taxpayers received substantial savings, which will be reflected in a lower rate necessary to retire these obligations in years moving forward.” “We timed it perfectly by going to market when we did,” Helle said. “If we waited any longer, we would have missed our window of opportunity as evident by the fact that interest rates are now going back up.” Laura Radcliff, with the public finance department of Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, had this to say about Helle during the Council meeting, “I told Lori today that I was impressed that in her first quarter of employment as finance director, she’s already saved the City of Hazelwood almost half a million dollars.”

Are You a SMART Driver? By Julie E. Lee, vice president and national director, AARP Driver Safety, Education and Outreach If you are like many middle-aged or older drivers, it has probably been a few years since you first learned to drive and tested for your driver's license. And yet cars, traffic rules and the very roads we drive on are constantly changing. Be a SMART driver, and use these five tips from AARP Driver Safety to stay safe on today's increasingly challenging roadways. Seat Belts Save Lives: Each year, seat belts save thousands of lives. According

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result of ignoring a stop sign or traffic light. Be extra cautious at intersections, while merging, and around pedestrian walkways. Consider taking a driver's education course, such as AARP Driver Safety's classroom or online course, to refresh your knowledge of the rules in tricky driving situations. Three-second Following Distance: A three-second following distance will help you spot possible driving hazards and give you time to react. For instance, if your car is traveling at a speed of 60 mph, in three seconds your vehicle will have traveled more than 250 feet-that's just under the length of a football field. To achieve the three-second spacing between you and the car ahead of you, when that car passes a landmark, such as a tree or an exit sign, start counting. If you pass the same spot before you count to three, you're driving too close to the other car. For more resources and additional information on how to stay safe on the road, consider taking a driver improvement course, such as AARP Driver Safety's classroom or online courses, available in both English and Spanish. In some states, you may even be eligible for an insurance discount upon completion of the AARP Driver Safety course.* For more information, visit org/driving45 or call 1.888.AARP.NOW (1.888.227.7669).

June 6, 2012

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HSD Hosting Bus Drivers Job Fair on June 6, On-The-Spot Interviews

North County Incorporated’s 35th Anniversary Fundraiser

The Hazelwood School District is hosting a Bus Drivers Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the HSD Learning Center. On-the-spot interviews will be offered to those who qualify. All applicants must bring a resume. The HSD Learning Center is located at 15955 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant.

Celebrate North County Incorporated’s 35th anniversary on Sunday, July 22 at Hendel’s Market Café and Piano Bar, 599 St. Denis Street in Florissant. The event begins at 5:30 p.m., and includes an elegant dinner, wine pairing and auction. Tickets are limited to the first 80 paid reservations, and are $85 per person. Check or cash only. For more information, please visit

Drivers will have a CDL license, or with training can obtain a CDL license. HSD offers full benefits. Starting pay is $12.87 for full-time drivers and $11.60 for substitute drivers. Applicants may apply online in advance of the job fair at For questions, call 314.953.5000.

Regional Business Council’s Mentor Network Goes International The St. Louis Regional Business Council (RBC) is As in St. Louis, every student is matched with a pleased to announce that its Mentor Network Pro- CEO/mentor based upon the student’s background, gram has a successful and growing presence abroad. interests and Curriculum Vitae. Participating RBC Thanks to the efforts of Martin Kardos, manag- mentors commit to having personal coaching meeting director for Central and Eastern Europe of St. ings with their student mentee, which often results Louis-based CSI Leasing, Inc., the fifth-year recep- in an internship and subsequent employment. The tion was recently hosted by Theodore Sedgwick, the goal is to expose capable students to senior execuU.S. Ambassador in the Slovak Republic. tives who potentially transform a budding profesKardos had forged a productive partnership with sional interest into a career. Natalia Poliakova from AmCham Slovakia to found “We believe that the RBC’s Mentor Network ofthe Mentor Network Program in Slovakia, based fers an exceptional and mutually beneficial process on the RBC’s model in St. Louis. On May 19, 2012, for linking talented students with today’s corporate there were 112 guests who attended the reception, leaders,” said Kathy Osborn, executive director of including 54 students, 37 CEOs, six university rep- the Regional Business Council. “We are absolutely resentatives, and representatives from the US Em- delighted that the St. Louis program is being replibassy, Amcham, and CSI Leasing. cated abroad.” “The RBC’s Mentor Network program taught me The RBC Mentor Network is part of the RBC’s valuable business lessons and helped me make per- Higher Education Collaboration, a partnership sonal connections that put me on track to achieve with business and engineering schools at 14 of the my current position with CSI Leasing,” Kardos said. St. Louis region’s foremost colleges and universities He was a 2003 RBC mentee while attending Uni- to create and retain an effective workforce. Every versity of Missouri-St. Louis. year, the schools recommend six high-performing “The program had such an impact on my life that students to participate in the Mentor Network ProI launched it here to make sure aspiring profession- gram. These students are individually paired with als in my home country can benefit too,” Kardos a CEO or top Executive of an RBC company to said. receive practical, “real world” knowledge as well as Kardos added that this year, the Mentor Network prospects for employment upon graduation. Program has expanded to Kosice, the second largest Kardos and Poliakova are currently in convercity in Slovakia, where the US Steel company has a sation with the Director of the Azeri American large presence, and also to support the US Embassy Chamber of Commerce about initiating a Mentor effort to develop the Eastern part of Slovakia. Network Program in Baku and other large cities in Ambassador Sedgwick said, “Leaders often attri- Azerbaijan. bute their success to their mentors, whether it was professors or managers who inspired them. The Embassy of the United States is pleased to support every year the Mentor Network Program, founded by entrepreneur Martin Kardos. I, personally, am very happy to serve as a mentor for talented students in this program and spend my time with them.”

Are You Ready to Lead Your Company through a Crisis? The unusual disaster events that occurred in 2011 demanded coolheaded and fast action from those in leadership positions. When earthquakes, tornadoes, wildfires, and hurricanes struck, millions of business owners had to make quick decisions about the safety of their employees and the protection of their property. The ability to properly lead becomes increasingly difficult in times of disaster. So in addition to making a preparedness plan, it’s also a good idea to discover ways to take charge while staying focused on what’s important – employee safety and a quick recovery and reopening for business. Join Agility Recovery and the U.S. Small Business Administration in a live online discussion on Tuesday, June 12, with former FEMA Administrator David R. Paulison. He’ll share his experience taking over FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, and provide tips on how to develop the capacity to become a more resilient leader. SBA has partnered with Agility to offer business continuity strategies at its “PrepareMyBusiness” website. Visit to access past webinars and get additional preparedness tips. The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of lowinterest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes. To learn more, visit


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June 6, 2012

HSD Run/Walk Raises Nearly $20,000 for Scholarships Hazelwood PTA Council announced that the annual Scholarship Run/Walk raised nearly $20,000. The money is contributed to the Hazelwood PTA Scholarship Foundation. In early May, the Council and Foundation presented 100 graduating seniors with $500 scholarships. More than 1,700 people registered to participate, made a donation or purchased an event T-shirt to support the cause. Approximately 750 people participated in race day activities such as the 5K, 10K and one-mile races, children’s fun runs and a wellness fair. Contributions for the scholarship fund can be made at any time at www.hazelwoodptacouncil. org The 32nd Annual PTA Council Scholarship Run/Walk is set for May 11, 2013.

HSD Names Principals for Southeast Middle School, Central Middle School The Hazelwood School District Board of Education approved a staff recommendation to hire Chauncey Granger as the principal of Hazelwood Southeast Middle School and Yolander Pittman as principal of Hazelwood Central Middle School. Granger replaces Dr. Sonya Ptah, who has been named coordinator of alternative education for HSD. Pittman replaces Dr. Robert Lawrence, who has been named an assistant principal at Hazelwood West High School. Pittman has been in education since 1988, serving in administration since 1999. She has spent the past year as an assistant principal at Hazelwood West High School. She is looking forward to becoming the principal at Hazelwood Central Middle School. The principal selection was made through a multi-step process involving representation of the school community.

Temporary Change of Offices at HSD Construction work planned this summer in HSD will impact several school campuses, causing alternate locations for various district and school services. The construction work is due to voter approval in 2010 of Proposition H, a $120 million, no-tax-rate-increase bond issue for facility updates. Please note that office personnel for Hazelwood Northwest Middle School will be located at Hazelwood West Middle School through July 30. Therefore, the Northwest Middle School summer school program, which includes the Quest program, will be held at West Middle School. Building use applications for the 201213 school year for Northwest Middle School will be accepted at West Middle School beginning June 4. The middle school summer school program will be held June 11-July 10. The following schools will be closed this summer due to construction: Jana, Jury, Keeven, Larimore,

Lusher, McCurdy, Russell and Twillman elementary schools. Both the East Early Childhood Education and West Early Childhood Education locations will also be closed. Building-use applications for 2012-13 school year for the buildings listed below will be accepted weekdays June 4-15. Elementary schools reopen July 16, and will resume accepting building use applications at that time in their temporary locations. Building-use applications for East ECE will be accepted at Townsend Elementary. Building-use applications for Jana Elementary will be accepted at Walker Elementary. Jana Elementary summer school will be held at Walker Elementary. Building-use applications for Jury Elementary will be accepted at Grannemann Elementary. Jury Elementary summer school will be held at Barrington Elementary. Building-use applications for Keeven Elementary will be accepted at Grannemann Elementary. Keeven Elementary summer school will be held at Grannemann Elementary. Building-use applications for Larimore Elementary will be accepted at Hazelwood Southeast Middle School. Larimore Elementary summer school will be held at Arrowpoint Elementary. Building-use applications for Lusher Elementary will be accepted at Walker El-

ementary. Lusher Elementary summer school will be held at Lawson Elementary. Building-use applications for McCurdy Elementary will be accepted at Lawson Elementary. McCurdy Elementary summer school will be held at Lawson Elementary. Building-use applications for Russell Elementary will be accepted at Armstrong Elementary. Russell Elementary summer school will be held at McNair Elementary. Building-use applications for Twillman Elementary will be accepted at Hazelwood Southeast Middle School. Twillman Elementary summer school will be held at Townsend Elementary. Building-use applications for West ECE will be accepted at Garrett Elementary. The HSD elementary summer school program is held June 11-July 10. New Student Enrollment for the 2012-13 school year HSD will begin enrollment for new students on July 2 for the upcoming school year. Enrollment will continue throughout the summer. The first day of school is August 13. Parents/guardians can enroll students Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. No appointment is needed. Enrollment will be held at the HSD Learning Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road in Florissant. More information on centralized enrollment can be located online at

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Twenty HSD Schools Magic House Trip Federation of Catholic Schools will sponsor a “Family Field Trip” to The Magic House from Selected as 2012 Exemplar 6 –The8 p.m. on Monday, June 18. The entire Magic House has been reserved exclusively for Federation families to enjoy and explore together. The cost is only $8 per family. Reservations and payment are Schools in Missouri required by June 15 and forms are available at all school and parish offices, or online at School-wide Positive Behavior Support Program Twenty HSD schools have been selected as 2012 Exemplar Schools in Missouri’s School-wide Positive Behavior Support Program (SW-PBS). SW-PBS is a process for creating safer and more effective schools by structuring the learning environment to support the academic and social success of all students. The process supports the adoption and long-term implementation of efficient and effective discipline throughout the school environment. SW-PBS methods are research-based, proven to significantly reduce the occurrence of problem behaviors in schools and supported by a three-tiered model. Each tier corresponds to three award levels – gold, silver and bronze. Hazelwood West Middle School earned a gold-level award and is the first HSD School to achieve this since SW-PBS began in St. Louis County in 1999. Representatives from each school have been invited to attend the Missouri SW-PBS Recognition Ceremony on June 18 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri. This year, Arrowpoint, Barrington and Lawson elementary schools earned silver-level awards. HSD has not had three silverlevel award winners since 2008. Schools that earned bronze-level awards are – Garrett Elementary, Hazelwood Central Early Childhood, Hazelwood Central High, Hazelwood East Early Childhood, Hazelwood East Middle, Hazelwood North Middle, Hazelwood Northwest Middle, Hazelwood Southeast Middle, Hazelwood West Early Childhood, Jana Elementary, Keeven Elementary, Lusher Elementary, McCurdy Elementary, McNair Elementary, Townsend Elementary and Walker Elementary. According to the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s SW-PBS website, the bar is purposefully set high for a school to achieve any one of these criteria. Typically, it is a two-to four- year process for a school to achieve bronze, a threeto six-year process to achieve silver, and a five- to eight-year process to achieve gold. The number of years it takes to achieve each is lengthy because it involves true systems change, sustaining that change each year and implementing processes to support students and staff across multiple indicators at all three tiers of prevention and intervention. Tier One, or bronze-level supports, are academic and behavior systems for all students in all school settings and are preventive and proactive. While some students respond to the first tier supports, they may still show some academic or behavioral problems. Tier Two, or silver-level supports, which include Check-In/CheckOut, mentoring and interest-based clubs, are used in small groups and will help most of these students. Between one and 10 percent of students will receive both Tier One and Tier Two supports yet still experience difficulties. These students will receive Tier Three, or gold-level supports, such as functional behavioral assessments and behavior intervention planning.

Seven HSD Students are Eagle Scouts Seven Hazelwood School District students earned the Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis’ highest honor, Eagle Scout, since April 2011. They are: • Dan Berndt, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 740 • Tim Rice, a freshman at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 740 • Greg Shelton, a junior at Hazelwood Central High School from Troop 921 • Richard Shivley, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 705 • Ben Standley, a senior at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 740 • Brad Taylor, a sophomore at Hazelwood West High School from Troop 551 • Adam Von Hall, a seventh grader at Hazelwood Northwest Middle School from Troop 739 Shelton and Shivley constructed turtle ponds in courtyards at two elementary schools - Shelton at Brown and Shivley at Lusher. Von Hall built four dog houses for the Humane Society. Each one weighs 200 pounds and can easily fit a Husky. To become an Eagle Scout, boys must progress through ranks in a specific order; earn 21 merit badges; serve six months in a troop leadership position; plan, develop and give leadership to a service project for any religious organization or any school or community; take part in a Scoutmaster conference; and successfully complete an Eagle Scout board of review. Rice added workout stations – push-up, sit-up, balance beam - in Howdershell Park in the

The Boy Scouts of Greater St. Louis recognized seven HSD students with the rank of Eagle Scout, the Scouts’ highest honor. Top photo – Ben Standley, Tim Rice, Dan Berndt, Brad Taylor and Richard Shivley from Hazelwood West High School. Left photo – Greg Shelton from Hazelwood Central High School. Right photo – Adam Von Hall from Hazelwood Northwest Middle School.

City of Hazelwood. Standley said he renovated a slope at Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, which is adjacent to Russell Elementary School. Berndt said he revamped some of the horseshoe pits at Queen Ann and Truman parks in the City of Hazelwood. Taylor built an object that drivers on Shackelford Road can view every time they pass it – the cross-shaped flower bed in front of Blessed Savior Lutheran Church. The Boy Scouts of America website notes statistics about those who earn the rank of Eagle Scout. In 2010, 56,176 Scouts earned the rank, approximately five percent; the average age of boys earning the honor was 17. From 1912 to 2010, more than two million Boy Scouts became Eagle Scouts.


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Learn & Play

June 6, 2012

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

Youngest Pick: “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit” Randy Riley dreams of being a great baseball player, but he finds another way to score in his hometown. Read all about this plucky hero in “Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit,” written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen. Randy has a passion for baseball and outer space. He’s smart as a whip but can’t get a hit. Striking out at sports, Randy turns his telescope and energies toward outer space. What he sees in the heavens threatens dastardly doom to his domain. A fireball is approaching the Earth at lightning speed, so Randy ramps up his creativity and builds a massive robot to do battle with the intergalactic whizz-bang. While his pals round the bases and throw pitches and curves, Randy labors night and day with batteries, metal and motors building a massive man of steel. Told in rhyme, this tale will steal your hearts with its nostalgic ’50s-like art, a perfect fit for an amusing tale of an inventive boy who saves the day. Community News is proud to offer our readers “Book Buzz.” This column will feature great books for children in three categories: Youngest Pick: early childhood to the first or second grade, Middle Pick: elementary school children, and Oldest Pick: middle school children. Enjoy! Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2012.

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Creative puns for educated minds... The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. I Thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian . A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption. The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.

No matter how much you push the envelope, it'll still be stationery. A dog gave birth to puppies near the road and was cited for littering. A grenade thrown into a kitchen in France would result in linoleum blown apart. Two silk worms had a race. They ended up in a tie. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

Special Days in the Month of June June 6th National Yo-Yo Day

June 13th Weed Your Garden Day

June 22nd National Chocolate Eclair Day

June 7th National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

June 14th Flag Day World Juggling Day

June 23rd National Pink Day

June 8th World Oceans Day

June 15th Fly A Kite Day

June 9th National Strawberry-Rhubarb Pie Day

June 16th National Fudge Day

June 10th Ball Point Pen Day Iced Tea Day June 11th National German Chocolate Cake Day June 12th Magic Day

June 17th Eat Your Vegetables Day June 18th International Picnic Day June 19th National Dry Martini Day June 20th Bald Eagle Day June 21st National Peaches and Cream Day

June 24th U.F.O. Day June 25th National Strawberry Day


June 26th National Chocolate Pudding Day June 27th National Orange Blossom Day June 28th Paul Bunyan Day June 29th Camera Day June 30th Meteor Day

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“Moonrise Kingdom” Wes Anderson’s films typically contain quirky characters and offbeat situation wrapped in a story with plenty of heart. That’s definitely the case with “Moonrise Kingdom,” a sweet, offbeat look at childhood romance. Edward Norton, Bruce Wills, and Bill Murray provide the adult supervision here for two very talented child actors. The summer of 1965 on New Penzance Island starts out normally. Scout Master Ward (Norton), leader of the local Khaki Scouts, guides his troops during their outdoor maneuvers. Sam (Jared Gilman), a precocious scout, has, however, flown the coop to retrieve Suzy (Kara Hayward), a teenage girl he met the previous year. Sam and Suzy live in their own little worlds and, after meeting by accident, the two young people start a correspondence. Finding kindred spirits in each other, Sam and Suzy decide to run away, starting a life away from her repressive parents. Their sudden disappearance throws the routine of the whole island into chaos, however. There’s always a method to Wes Anderson’s madness, especially in a film like “Moonrise Kingdom.” Here, the director has created a summer romance in 1965, a time when Americans were preoccupied with the Vietnam War and the race to the Moon. In this pre-iPod world,

though, organized scouting and playing outdoors had more meaning than they do now. Jared Gilman and Kara Hayward, two relative newcomers, carry the film beautifully as young sweethearts Sam and Suzy. Gilman truly understands the way Anderson’s characters work, having Sam speak in very precise terms. Even when he’s being romantic with his new girlfriend, Sam sounds very cool and logical. The Suzy character represents some of the lost innocence in an age of digital technology. Suzy escapes into the world of fiction, favoring books that have strong female heroines. She doesn’t have a solid role model in her mother (Frances McDormand), so she turns to fictional women in other times and places for guidance. Anderson also brings out the best in Bill Murray, a frequent collaborator. The actor has moved gracefully from his big-budget movies to the world of independent film. As Suzy’s father, Murray is fearless in this role, taking out his frustrations by heading shirtless into the yard to cut down a tree. Director Anderson creates colorful, quirky worlds that are truly fun to visit. “Moonrise Kingdom” is a loving look at a lost age of simple pleasures and an innocence that is hard to recreate or recapture. “Moonrise Kingdom,” rated PG-13 for sexual content and smoking, opens at the Tivoli Theater on Friday, June 8.

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June 6, 2012

Sports You See... With Gary B. Rascals on Fire End of May Record was 10-2 The River City Rascals play professional/minor league baseball in the Frontier League. The team has been on a roll to start the 2012 campaign. As the month of May ended the team dropped a contest with the Traverse City Beach Bums 8-2. Prior to that the Rascals were on a nine game winning streak. Highlights as of end of May: *Outfielder Eric Williams has been on base in all 12 games this season *Pitcher Jason Sullivan won two games *Picher Justin Edwards has recorded 17 strikeouts *Charlie Lisk hitting .284 *Team batting average is .294 * Team slugging percentage .410 NEXT HOME GAMES: Thur/Fri/Sat: June 14/15/16 against Joliet Slammers All Games @ 7:05 p.m. – Sunday @ 6:05 p.m. For more information on all this year’s promotions, go to ~~~Keep it rolling Holt Athlete is Champion in Triple Jump at State Track Meet Nataliyah Friar Continued Where She Left Off Last Year Friar won the Class 4 girls Triple Jump with a leap of 39' 3/4". She also came in second place in the Long Jump at 18' 5" and took seventh place in the 100 meters. Last year as a sophomore she won state championships in both the Triple Jump and Long Jump. ~~~Leading the way


Timberland High School Athlete Wins First Place Metals Josh McDonald Just Completed His Junior Year with First State Championship Timberland's McDonald won first place medals in Missouri's High School State Track and Field Championships held the last weekend in May at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. He won the Class 4 boys Discus with a throw of 187' 10", beating out the second place finisher by more than 8 1/2 feet. His Shot Put throw of 54' 3 1/2 placed him sixth. Josh set a personal record for Discus at the District competition earlier this month with a throw of 192' 3" that is the second best throw ever in the state of Missouri! ~~~Muscle up Both Holt stories from the Wentzville School District. Women’s and Men’s Indoor Football Plus Hockey at the Family Arena Sports Added to the Events In St. Charles at the Family Arena it has been brought to my attention several sports will be part of the future activities. *Lingerie lady’s football team will play a few games *United Indoor Football League will add the Missouri Monsters as one of its teams. Talks have former Rage football associate “I would like to thank the Monsters’ Board of Directors for the opportunity to do what I love while representing my hometown and the great sports fans of this area,”Jarrod Rogol said. ”Starting today, I will begin to set the foundation as I review resumes for my assistant coaches as well as other team staff members. This franchise will be one from top to bottom that the people of St. Charles and St. Louis will be glad to call theirs both on the field and in the community.” *Minor League hockey ~~~More details as they become available

“Over the Fence”


Some Say I Write Like I Talk… Dear Cuz, Thought I’d give you an update on life here in Charlietown. Things haven’t changed much ‘cept for the weather. This spring had a lot of hail storms and jungle heat, alternatin’ with shiver weather. My furnace and air conditioner are startin’ to hate each other. Also a lot of thunderstorms that sound like the crack of doom. Scientists say it’s ‘cuz of global warmin’ on account of we drive gas hogs and burn a lot of coal. They’re shouted down by folks claimin’ its God’s way of punishin’ people for believin’

scientists. Hard to figure. Personally, I think its ‘cuz I bought a hemi pickup truck. Them environmental gods saw me buy it and got even. On the way home, gas prices shot up like Uncle Bill’s blood pressure when he saw the phone bill. Been punishin’ me ever since. Hard to figure. Lots of people ‘round here are out of work. Some folks are blamin’ it on the immigrants. The conservatives claim it’s a liberal plot to get minority votes. The liberals claim it’s a conservative plot to break unions. Take your pick. I worked in Texas once where they got them right-to-work laws. Contractors hired eight immigrants for the same price of one union laborer. Then they complained about illegal aliens. Hard to figure. Been ridin’ ‘round rural areas a lot. I noticed them farmers was raisin’ corn and not much else ‘cept for a few soybean fields. Somebody down to the local pub said he heard it was ‘cuz corn is bein’ sold to ethanol plants. I also heard that all that switch grass that grows wild almost everywhere can yield nine times more ethanol than corn. Hard to figure. Things around Main Street haven’t changed much ‘cept there’s a lot more bars. Some say the earlier teetotal mayor opposed them ‘til Anheuser Busch gave her a ride on a beer wagon

pulled by them big ol’ bucket-feet Clydesdales. I think its more ‘cuz she saw all the taxes comin’ in from bars. Some folks say its ‘cuz she started sneakin’ a nip like Uncle Tony did when Aunt Ginny was naggin’ him but I doubt it. It woulda made the preachers mad and they’d be preachin’ to vote her out come Election Day. Not the priests though. Catholic feller told me they take a nip now and then to brace up for hearin’ confessions. Hard to figure. My grown kids are doin’ okay in spite of the economy, I’m glad to say. They still have jobs that pay pretty good. They complain a lot about their bosses, though. They say that ‘cuz jobs are hard to get, them bosses can mistreat workers a lot more and get away with it. I’m not sure about it but a friend close to retirement got fired ‘cuz he couldn’t work 90 hours a week. Later on, they laid off ever’body and sent the jobs to India. Hard to figure. Fans are complainin’ about the Cardinals again. They say all them fat salaries shoulda’ bought a lot more hits and a lot less errors. I seem to recall Yankee fans once thought that, too. I personally think it’s cuz the baseball gods are punishin’ owners for $8.25 beers. I’m sure there’s baseball gods ‘cuz the fans still go to the games anyways. Hard to figure. I’ll sign off for now. Hope this letter finds y’all in good health and enjoyin’ life in spite of everything. People still do it, I’m told. Hard to figure. Miss Y’all. Yer country Cuzzin’ in the city, CJ


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The Lost Art of Letter Writing

Our son, Michael, recently graduated from high school. One week later he celebrated his 18th birthday. So, as you can imagine, he raked in the dough. The week after his birthday I handed him a box of note cards and the list of people who helped him purchase his 1996 Buick Century with their generous contributions. “We need to get these out by Thursday, buddy,” I told him. “Yes ma’am,” he said. God love him. There aren’t too many people who face the daunting task of writing thank you notes that say “Yes ma’am” with a smile. He didn’t ask to type them out and print them off. He didn’t ask to text or email the thank you notes. He just grabbed a pen and started writing. Granted, none of the notes was more than four sentences, and many included the same information, but they were hand written. Now there’s a term you don’t hear anymore. Hand written. Sure, we send e-mails, type letters in Microsoft Word, print them out and mail them, but when was the last time you actually wrote a note? It must have been a lot longer than Michael realized, because after three lines of “Thank you for the graduation and birthday gifts,” he had writer’s cramp. Go ahead and laugh, but it’s true. His hand really and truly cramped up, so badly he had to put down the pen and shake out his hand. But think about it. How often do you really pick up a pen and write for any length of time? Sure, I sign checks and make little “to-do” lists, but that’s about it these days. What is the world coming to when a person cannot pick up a pen and compose a letter without performing some sort of writing warm-up exercises? How much longer will it be before the pen and paper are obsolete? Checks will soon be a thing of the past, I predict. And one day soon signatures will be nothing more than a scan of your thumbprint or eyeball. For every invention of the new millennium, something sentimental and precious will be laid by the wayside, only to


find its way to the auction block 50 years from now. The thought was sickening. We’re becoming much too technologically advanced for my taste. What will become of pen and paper? What will become of phones that hang on the wall? So, one note down and 20 to go. “Mom?” he asked, still rubbing his right hand. “This might take a little longer than I thought.” I giggled, and told him to write three or four, then take a break, and write three more. His handwriting is atrocious, poor thing. He still prints, but then again, so do most of the young people his age. Evidently, the teachers go over cursive writing in the third grade, but by middle school the kids are allowed to print their letters again. It makes sense, I guess. I don’t know too many people who take notes in college with a pen and paper. Researching a term paper? That’s what laptop computers are for. After all, laptops don’t require paper with the perfect lines (I always hated collegeruled paper…I preferred wider lines). Nor do they require pencils that continuously break or pens that write without leaving little globs of ink that resemble tar balls and the Gulf oil spill. It took a couple of days, but Michael finished his thank you notes. He had to relearn how to address an envelope (not kidding people), and then asked where the stamps were. Stamps! Oh, shoot. No wonder the U.S. Postal Service is in trouble. I found some, and they were even the “forever” stamps, so I didn’t have to Google the price of First Class Postage these days. Unfortunately, they weren’t the peel-andstick type. Maybe I jumped the gun on the evils of all things new and improved all things new and improved. Excuse me while I find a glass of water to wash away the stamp taste.

Chill Out with Frozen Desserts (Family Features) Whether it’s something light, cool and refreshing, or rich, decadent and creamy, frozen treats are the perfect way to turn a normal night into something special. Get more delectable ways to chill out with frozen desserts at

With just 20 minutes and six ingredients or less, you can create these easy recipes using frozen treats found in your local supermarket. • Candy Corn Cups — This impressive dessert is deceptively easy to make. Rich vanilla ice cream is layered with refreshing orange and pineapple sherbets, then topped off with creamy whipped topping and your favorite candy corns.

• Smores Dippers — No campfire needed for these S'mores. Transform an ice cream cone into a campfire classic complete with graham crackers, marshmallows, and sprinkles. • Dulce de Leche Carrot Cake Pie — Luscious carrot cake ice cream is topped with caramel apples and crunchy pecans to make a frozen pie guests will not soon forget.

Candy Corn Cups

Smores Dippers

Prep Time: 10 minutes • Makes 4 servings Ingredients: - 8 tablespoons Blue Bunny Premium Vanilla ice cream, softened - 12 tablespoons Blue Bunny Orange sherbet, softened - 12 tablespoons Blue Bunny Pineapple sherbet, softened - 4 tablespoons lite whipped topping, thawed if frozen - 8 pieces candy corn candies - 4 small martini glasses

Directions: 1. For each dessert, spread 2 tablespoons vanilla ice cream in the bottom of a martini glass. Top with 3 tablespoons orange sherbet, spreading smooth, and 3 tablespoons pineapple sherbet, spreading smooth. Place in freezer while assembling remaining servings.

Prep Time: 7 minutes Makes 4 servings 3. Serve immediately. 4. To make ahead: layer ice cream and sherbet in each martini glass; cover and freeze until serving time. Top each with whipped topping and candy corn just before serving.

2. Just before serving, top each with 1 tablespoon whipped topping and 2 candy corn candies.

Dulce de Leche Carrot Cake Pie Prep Time: 20 minutes (Freeze time extra) • Cook Time: 10 minutes • Makes 8 servings Ingredients: - 4 cups Blue Bunny Chef Duff 24 Karat Carrot Cake Ice Cream, softened - 1 6-ounce prepared graham cracker crust - 3 large crisp, red-skinned apples, cored - 2 tablespoons fat free caramel sundae syrup - 1 1/2 teaspoons lemon juice - Fat-free caramel sundae syrup (optional) - 1/4 cup roasted and salted pecan halves

Ingredients: - 4 Blue Bunny Champ! Mini Swirls Chocolate or Vanilla Ice Cream Cones - 1/2 cup marshmallow creme - 1 teaspoon half and half cream or milk - 2 tablespoons graham cracker crumbs - 1 tablespoon red, white and blue cookie sprinkles Directions: 1. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine marshmallow creme and half and half. Microwave on high 20 seconds or until mixture just starts to puff; stir until blended. Cool 3 minutes.

and set aside. 3. Thinly slice apples, leaving peeling on. In large non-stick skillet over medium heat, toss apples with lemon juice and 2 tablespoons caramel syrup. Cook just until apples soften but still maintain their shape, about 10 minutes, turning often. (If necessary, remove apple slices to a bowl as they cook to prevent overcooking.)

Directions: 1. Spread softened ice cream evenly in pie crust; cover and freeze at least 4 hours or until solid.

4. Cut pie into 8 slices; top each with about 1/3 cup glazed apples. Drizzle with caramel syrup and sprinkle with pecans.

2. Ten minutes before serving pie, remove pie from freezer; uncover

5. Serve immediately.

3. Meanwhile, in another small bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and colored sprinkles; stir. 4. Dip ice cream cones into marshmallow mixture then into graham cracker mixture. Serve immediately. Recipe tested in a 1250 watt microwave. Adjust cooking times accordingly.


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Church June 8 – 10: Huge Garage Sale St. Rose Philippine Duchesne in the lobby and gym at 3500 St. Catherine in Florissant. All are welcome. June 10: St. Martin de Porres 50th Anniversary 2 p.m. Mass with Archbishop Robert Carlson followed by dinner at Yacovelli’s Restaurant. Reservations: 314.895.1100, ext. 222 June 11-15: Family Vacation Bible School (VBS) 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. (Ages 2 - 92) At Immanuel Lutheran Chapel, 11100 Old Halls Ferry Road. This year the theme is Concordia’s AMAZING DESERT JOURNEY - Where Jesus Leads Us Home. Along with bible lessons, there will also be crafts, games, and refreshments. Come join the fun – it’s FREE. To register, 314.849.6949 June 15 & 16: Church Rummage Sale 9 a.m.–3 p.m. At Zion United Church of Christ (5710 N. Hwy 67 – 2 blocks west of Jamestown Mall) in the church basement. All proceeds benefit the Tote Bag Ministry, providing each of the 225 residents of the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center a tote bag filled with personal care items as a holiday gift. Call 314.741.1590

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with questions or visit for more info. Event sponsored by Zion Women’s Fellowship. Now–June 27: Lifestyle for Living 2-4 p.m. Lutheran Church of the Atonement - Fellowship Hall. 1285 N. New Florissant Rd. Lifestyle for Living is an interactive 8-week program to help you improve your health. You will have fun: learning how to read nutrition labels; planning healthy menus; learning how to make better choices when you’re on the go; preparing fun and nutritious foods; converting favorite recipes for better health; and learning relaxation techniques. We encourage families to take this course together. No charge for course, but please register ahead by calling the parish nurse office at 314.837.1090. *This project is funded in part by the Lutheran Foundation of St. Louis. July 7: Basement/Breakfast/Tailgate Sale 8 a.m. at Northside Christian Church, 9635 Hwy. 367. $5 breakfast ($2.50 for children under 10). $10 double parking spot to sell your treasures. Info: 314.868.5722. Saturdays: ESL Classes 10 – 11:30 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Chapel, 11100 Old Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis. Free. All are welcome. Info: 314.849.6949.

Events June 6: Free “Learn-to-Play” Tennis Lesson 5:30 p.m. at St. Cyr Park in Bellefontaine Neighbors. Practice racquets are provided. Free, but must pre-register at 314.867.0700. June 8: Greater North County Chamber Golf Tournament 12 p.m. at the Golf Club of Florissant. $99 per golfer includes: golf, cart, lunch, dinner, six drink tickets, and prizes. Register online www.greaternorthcountychamber. com or call 314.831.3500. June 11 - July 16: Kids’ Tennis Club 5 – 6 p.m. at St. Cyr Tennis Courts in Bellefontaine Neighbors. For children 8 through 12. House racquets available or purchase new for $13. Fee -- $10. Info: Bellefontaine Neighbors Parks and Recreation Department at 314.867.0700. June 15: Knights of Columbus Fish Fry/Chicken Dinner 3:30-7 p.m. Dine in or take out and we’re located at 50 Rue St Francois next the the Old St Ferdinand Shrine. All our proceeds go to Charities. June 16: Golf Tournament 7:30 a.m. shotgun start at Eagle Springs Golf Course, 2575 Redman Road, St. Louis, MO 63136. $340 per foursome ($85 per golfer). Proceeds benefit Jennings DoDads. Register at June 18: NWCC Golf Tournament 10:30 a.m. registration at Innsbrook Golf Course. $150 per golfer: box lunch, prime rib dinner, contests and more. Info: 314.291.2191.

June 23-24: Pond-o-Rama 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tour St Louis Water Gardening Society members’ ponds and gardens. $15 each. Under 18 free. Info: or 314.995.2988. June 23: Writers Workshop 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. At the Baden Liberary, 8448 Church Rd. Come in and meet authors and enjoy yourseld. Event is free. Call 314.388.2400 for more info.

June 23: Fiesta in Florissant A Latin festival in Florissant, Missouri that celebrates Latin culture! Free admission! Local and some national Latin bands, dance groups and entertainers. Children’s pavilion with pony rides, face painting, pinata, and magician. Various Latin foods available with margaritas, cervezas(Latin beers) along with crafts. Come out and enjoy all the fun and learn about Latin culture! June 26: VA Seminar with MO Veterans Commission 10 a.m. or 6 p.m. at 4505 Parker Road in Florissant. Learn about your many benefits as a Veteran. Attendance prizes, refreshments and snacks will be provided. RSVP to 314.355.6100, Seating is limited. July 4: Bridgeton July 4th Parade and Festivities Bridgeton’s 4th of July Parade will turn out onto Natural Bridge from Majella at 10:15 a.m. and continue down Natural Bridge to the entrance of Target. The theme of the parade this year is “Music of America”. Entertainment will continue during the evening at Bridgeton Municipal Athletic Complex (13217 Ferguson Lane) at 6 p.m. with fireworks starting at dusk. Sept. 22: Jennings High School Class of 1972 Reunion To be held in St. Charles, Mo. We need your current contact information. Please call 636.583.9778 or email Sept. 28-30: The Ferguson High School Class of 1957 They are planning a 55th reunion for Sept. 28, 29 & 30, 2012. Please contact Lynette (Dolce) Sona at 314-838-1751 or sewlyn39@juno. com or Susan Krueger at 314-5220475 or for more information. The committee is looking for the following classmates: Bill Joe Atkisson, Nancy Ann Blackburn, Margaret Ann Brewer, Walter J. Britton, Betty Jean Butler, Jack Clarke, Evelyn Constantine, Alice Dueing, Ruth Ellis, James Graham, Wilbur Hampton, Louis Meyer, Jr., Loretta Miller, Edward Muckerman, Gail Phillips, Janet Phillips, Joe Polivick, Jr., Nancy Proctor, Nancy Ray, Dolores Richardson, Janie Richardson, Kathleen Roth, Judith Schaefer, Charlene Schmidt, Roberta Steel, Carolyn Tate, Mary

Ann Waldschmidt, Ron Warzeniak, Camille White. Oct. 27: Hermann London Halloween 5k Run/Walk 10 a.m. Race-Day Check-In: 9 a.m. at the Marietta parking lot, 7359 Marietta Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143 Awards Ceremony: 11:30 a.m. Marietta Parking Lot Proceeds Go To: The Women’s Safe House and The Woman’s Place Race Information: Starting and Ending Points at Marietta Parking Lot, 7359 Marietta Ave, Maplewood, MO 63143 Awards: Best Overall Costume, Best Group Costume, Best Pet Costume, Highest Fundraiser, Fastest Times Timing: Timing and Race Management will be provided by Big River Running For more details please visit http:// Inviting All Florissant Senior Citizens To Join One Of The Bingo Clubs With The City Of Florissant!! Please contact the Florissant Senior Office for more information at 839-7604. • Monday Club: Meets every Monday for Bingo from 11:30-2:30 on the lower level of the James J. Eagan Center. Bring a sandwich coffee and tea are available. Interesting day trips to St. Louis Area locations are also scheduled. • Florissant Older Adult Club: Meets the second Tuesday of each month from 11-1:30 on the lower level of the James J. Eagan Center. Bring your lunch! Bingo, Trips, Speakers and special events are planned. • Wednesday Club: Meets every Wednesday for Bingo from 11:302:30 on the lower level of the James J. Eagan Center. Bring a sandwichcoffee and tea available. Interesting day trips to St. Louis Area locations are also available. Every Sunday Now-Oct.: Free Tours at Old Ferdinand Shrine 1-4 p.m. #1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant, MO. Also, on Fri., Sat. and Sun. on May 4, 5 & 6. For info, call: Vicki Wittman 314.921.7582 or email: Last Saturday of Each Month: Writers Workshop 10 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Looking for new Authors and Songwriters. Come join us and let us help you with your dream. We have Authors, Songwriters, Playwrites, Teachers and more. Meet at the Baden Liberary 8448 Church Rd. For more info call 314.388.2400.

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Health June 6, 12 & 21: Eye Opening Educational Diabetes Seminar 9 a.m. at 4505 Parker Road in Florissant. Eye-Opening Three Part Series with Christian Hospital Diabetes Institute. RSVP to 314.355.6100. Christian Hospital June 11: Look Good, Feel Better 10 a.m. - noon: Anyone currently undergoing or just finishing cancer treatment is invited to experience a free makeover from certified cosmetologists that includes demonstrations on the use of wigs, turbans and scarves, nail care and cosmetics use. Complimentary cosmetics and skin care products provided. Sponsored by the American Cancer Society. At Christian Hospital Cancer Resource Center, Building 2, 11125 Dunn Rd. It’s Free. Call 314-747-9355 to register. SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings June 20: Weight-Loss Surgery Support Group 5:30 – 7 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. This group is open to patients and candidates for surgical weight-loss procedures. April’s presentation will be given by Mary O’Neill of Healing Touch. Call 1.877.477.6954 for more information. Please check the website at for updates or cancellations of meetings. June 23: 2012 Susan G. Komen St. Louis Race for the Cure Downtown St. Louis. Join Team SSM Cancer Care at the 14th Annual Race for the Cure St. Louis. You can Walk, Run, Sleep In, or simply donate. However you would like to support our team, you can help. The money raised through Race for the Cure St. Louis will fund vital screenings, treatment, education and research programs for underserved women in our SSM Health Care – St. Louis hospitals, communities and also support the national search for a cure. Help

us reach our 650 team members goal this year! Get your coworkers, friends and family members to sign up today. Don’t forget, every person who joins the team and walks gets a Team SSM Cancer Care t-shirt! Go to to register. Contact Stephen Rak at for more info or questions. Ongoing 8-week sessions: Smoking Cessation Classes SSM DePaul Health Center SSM DePaul, partnering with St. Louis County’s tobacco-free initiative called “Let’s Face It,” is offering free smoking cessation classes to the public. The 8-week course assists participants in determining their readiness to quit smoking and provide the tools necessary to increase their success rate in becoming smoke free. Space is limited for these on-going classes. Call 1.866. SSM.DOCS to register or for more information. SSM DePaul Wellness Center Tired of getting locked into longterm memberships that you never use? Join the DePaul Wellness Center and receive a personalized program for your specific needs. Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation. Call 314.344.6177 for more details. SSM St. Joseph Hospital Healthy Happenings Free Mammogram Screenings SSM Health Care offers free mammogram screenings to women who have no health insurance, by appointment only. Must meet qualifications. Appointments are available at SSM St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, SSM St. Joseph Medical Park, 1475 Kisker Road in St. Peters, and SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville, 500 Medical Drive in Wentzville. For more information, call 636.947.5617.

Speaker’s Bureau Our SSM speakers are available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups. Our health professionals will speak up to one hour free of charge. A variety of health care topics can be presented to your group or organization. Call 636.949.7159 for more information. Ongoing Support Groups Every Wednesday: Weekly Cancer Survivor’s Support Group 3-4:30 p.m. Join other survivors to discuss dealing emotionally with treatments; managing anxiety and depression; sexuality; finding strength and hope; family and financial pressures; and more. Cost: Free. In the H.W. Koenig Medical Building at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West. Register: Call 636.755.3034. Every Monday: Tobacco Free for Life Support Group 7–8 p.m. Designed for those who want to quit smoking, as well as those who have successfully quit. Discover more information about how to quit, or find reassurance and support. Cost: Free. At St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd., 63376. Register: Call 636-947-5304. 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Can email for further information: • Every Sunday: 6:30-8 p.m. 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City; lower level of Holy Communion Episcopal Church; contact 314.993.5421. • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636.561.1407. • 1st and 3rd Tuesday: 12:30-2

p.m. 320 N. Forsyth Blvd in Clayton; lower level in Samuel United Church of Christ; contact 314.968.3477. • 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon, MO; 4th floor conference room of Progress West Hospital; contact 636.561.1407. Every Wednesday: 7:30 - 9 p.m. Naranon 7:30 – 9 p.m. New Choices NarAnon Family Group at Zion Lutheran Church, 12075 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, Mo 63043. Info: email MoreInformation@att. net or visit Thursdays: 6:30 - 8 p.m. Grief Share Support Group At Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson, Mo. 63135. Support group for those who have lost a loved one. Info: Lee Cedra at Mon. & Thurs, ongoing: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Breathe Designed for people with pulmonary disease – participants focus on deep breathing, exercises and relaxation. Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite 104. $30. Call 314-953-6090 to register or for more information. Diabetes Basics Proper diabetes treatment and education can help you learn to live well with diabetes. Call 314.344.7024 for info or 314.3447220 to enroll. Diabetes Self Management Training A series of four classes over a sixmonth period of time. Call Central Scheduling to make an appointment at 314.344.7220. The classes are covered by most insurance plans.

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Nutrition Education SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you. Call 314.344.6157 for information. SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West Auxiliary Non profit organization assisting the hosp. by holding fund raisering activities, being of service to patients, families, employees & physicians and acting as good will ambassadors to community. We welcome new member. Call Barb Hutchinson 636.947.5466. The Barnes St. Peters Hospital Auxiliary is looking for New Members If you would like to become a member please call 636.916.9664. Gateway to Hope Program The Gateway to Hope Program arranges care for individuals diagnosed w/breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured and reside in MO. Gateway to Hope serves as a breast cancer lifeline for those who do not qualify for government sponsored programs & are unable to afford treatment. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed w/breast cancer & cannot access treatment call Gateway to Hope at 314.569.1113 or

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Ferguson-Florissant Offers Free Summer Meals Kids and teens can enjoy nutritious meals at no charge Children 18 and under who live within FergusonFlorissant School District boundaries are eligible for free meals during the district’s summer school program, which began May 29 and ends July 29. This “open site feeding” is financed by the United States Department of Agriculture’s Seamless Summer Option. Last year, the program cost approximately $37,000. The district has participated in the program since 2007. From May 29 – July 27 breakfast is served from 7:45 to 8:15 a.m., and lunch is served from 11 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at Airport Elementary School, 8249 Airport Road, Berkeley, MO 63134. From May 29 – June 29 the meals are served at the following schools: • Johnson-Wabash Elementary School, 685 January Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135 • Wedgwood Elementary School, 14275 New Halls Ferry Road, Florissant, MO 63033

From June 4 – July 27 lunch is served from 11 a.m. to noon, and a snack is served from 2 to 2:15 p.m., Monday through Friday, at Parker Road Elementary School, 2800 Parker Road, Florissant, MO 63033. From June 4 – 29 breakfast is served from 7:10 to 7:25 a.m., and lunch is served from 10:50 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday, at the following schools: • McCluer North High School, 705 Waterford Drive, Florissant, MO 63033 • McCluer South-Berkeley High School, 201 Brotherton Lane, Ferguson, MO 63135 From June 4 – 29 breakfast is served from 7:30 to 7:50 a.m., and lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. to 11:50 p.m., Monday through Friday, at the Mark Twain Student Support Center, 1555 Derhake, Florissant, MO 63033. “We’re happy we can provide children with two healthy meals each day,” said Scott Williams, director of Food Services. “We realize that in some cases, children

go hungry during the summer when school is not in session. Our doors are open to make sure that doesn’t happen.” There is help for families who are unsure about whether they live within district boundaries. Please visit our website at, click on the About Us tab and the School Maps & Boundaries menu option to find out if your child can benefit from the program. The district is not alone in its effort to care for the hungry. Operation Food Search is just one organization that is also available to provide support. The group’s Hunger Hotline is an emergency, 24/7 service that provides those in need with referral information for agencies in their neighborhoods. Callers are supplied with agency names and telephone numbers. If you or someone you know is in need of emergency assistance, call 314.726.5355 and follow the instructions to access the Hunger Hotline.

Bark in the Park 2012 was a Success!

Thanks to everyone who helped make Bark in the Park 2012 a success! The animals at the Humane Society of Missouri thank you for your invaluable support of the Animal Cruelty Fund – dedicated to investigating, healing and preventing animal abuse. Your efforts are amazing! Over 6,000 dedicated pet-lovers came to Cricket Field in Forest Park on May 19 for the Walk for Animals led by KTVI's Randi Naughton, KPLR's Melanie Moon, and our official mascot GI Joe and his entourage! From the hilarious pet contests, to photos with an AnheuserBusch Clydesdale, fantastic fun at the agility course and amazing performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Pictured are Community News employees Vicki Seagraves and Becky Brockmann, and their fundraising team “Nuts 4 Mutts”. Along with family and friends, Team - everyone enjoyed the day. they raised over $1,200 for the Humane Society of Missouri. You can see more Bark in the Park 2012 photos on Facebook! Photo courtesy of the Humane Best of all, Bark in the Park 2012 raised more than Society of Missouri. $200,000 for homeless and abused animals at the Humane Society of Missouri. Now that is something to celebrate!

Save the date! Next year's Bark in the Park is scheduled for May 18, 2013.

CN: June. 6. 2012  

The Original North County Weekly Community News

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