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June 19, 2013

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By Randy Gardner The North County Community Festival has grown to become one of the biggest and best Community Festivals in the St. Louis Area. What began at the City Park over 25 years ago frew so much in attendance that it needed a new home, the upper lot at Jamestown Mall. Since being held at the mall for the past five years, the festival has seen crowds grow from about 500 people to approximately 5,00, and vendors have tripled in numbers and sales. The NCCF Chairman and Black Jack Councilman Benjamin Allen said, “The reason our event has grown so much is that we offer a variety of activities for all age groups. The inflatable rides for the children are absolutely free, and the fireworks display is a perfect touch to the end of the evening.” The event is free, open to the public, and will take place this year on Saturday, June 22 from 4pm - 9pm with fireworks at sunset. It is a family-oriented, safe event with free inflatable rides for the kids. There will also be a huge car show put on by Kars 4 Kids that will include many giveaways throughout the day. There will be several food vendors

on hand selling everything from snow cones to barbeque. The main stage will have entertainment all night long with music, bands, karaoke and more. At 6pm on the main stage, dignitaries from the City of Black Jack, along with other local and state politicians will take part in a special introduction ceremony. The City of Black Jack is proud to team up with the St. Louis County Police Department to bring this event to the community. Mayor Norm McCourt of the City of Black Jack said, ““This event is a result of a lot of hard work and dedication among many organizations. We have had great attendance in past years and look forward to an even bigger and better event this year. We are proud, as the City of Black Jack, to put this event on for the entire community.” The Black Jack Fire Protection District will be on hand with a Fire Apparatus, as well as Christian Hospital. Through the years, event organizers are proud to say that this has been a safe and family-friendly event. This has been accomplished with the high visibility and presence of the St. Louis County Police Department both as an

event sponsor and as an exhibitor. The St Louis County Police Tactical Team will have its display at the event including a visit by the Metro Air Support Helicopter. For more information on the event, please visit or call 314.355.0400.

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Villa at Riverwood Donates to Tornado Victims Florence Feys, president of the Residents Council of the Villa at Riverwood, presents a donation of $710 to Raischelle Scott, MSW, LCSW at Hazelwood School District Administration office to aid the tornado victims in the district. The money was raised by the residents and their families at a trivia night held on May 17.

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For people facing Alzheimer’s disease, every day is a demonstration of love, patience, strength and endurance. On June 21, 2013, the longest day of the year, teams around the world will honor these people by participating in The Longest Day®, a sunrise-to-sunset relay event to raise funds for the care, support and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. Participants will push themselves to the limit—a challenge reflecting the experience that the more than 15 million caregivers face every day. To support local families battling the Alzheimer's epidemic, the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter is partnering with KSDK NewsChannel 5,WIL 92.3 and DDI Media, to host a sunrise-to-sunset caregiver phone bank (call-in number: 800.272.3900). For 16 hours straight, Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter staff and volunteers will man the phone bank to answer questions, provide information and give support to caregivers and individuals affected by this disease. The Alzheimer’s Association staff and volunteers are the experts and the authority on topics surrounding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias.

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The Longest Day—Local Teams: On The Longest Day, teams will gather to participate in activities of their choice, for 16 consecutive hours, to make a difference in the fight to end Alzheimer’s. Michelob Ultra Running Team: This team will be running a sunrise-to-sunset relay at Forest Park. David Pokorny will kick off the relay by running 26.2 miles before heading off to work. David's efforts of running a marathon prior to working eight hours reflects the real life dedication that Alzheimer's caregivers face every day. The Michelob Ultra Team is running in honor of their team member’s mom who lost her battle with Alzheimer’s in 2012. There are many times when caregivers must rely on a support team to make it through the day. The Michelob Ultra runners will also be joined by a support team of cohorts. YMCA of Greater St. Louis: For approximately 16 consecutive hours, YMCA members across the region will come together and push their physical limits to fuel the efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association. If you are interested in participating, visit your local YMCA, sign up for a block of time, pick an activity and show that you’re in it until Alzheimer’s is finished. Caregivers Time Out: Because every day for a caregiver is a challenge, Family Partners Adult Day Services is teaming up with Continuum, Algonquin Nurses and Vouga Elder Law to provide caregivers with a special day. Caregivers can enjoy a free lunch, massage and salon services. Take a time out! You deserve it! If you are interested in participating in The Longest Day, visit and register your team. For more information or support, call 800.272.3900 or visit • Community News • June 19, 2013

Date Night at Circus Flora Leads to ‘Wedding’ at Circus Flora At 11am on June 22, Kate Peterson and Franklin Koch will exchange vows in the place where their relationship began: under the big top at Circus Flora. It was just a year ago that Kate, a musician, and Franklin, at the time a research assistant at Washington University in St. Louis, both avid jugglers and circus fans, went on their first date to Circus Flora, which was followed by dinner at Plush and late-night juggling in Ellen Clark Sculpture Park at Grand Avenue and Lindell Boulevard. The couple first met through Wash U’s juggling club, where Franklin had once served as vice president. But it wasn’t until Circus Flora’s 2013 big-top season announcement that the idea of getting married at the circus came to light. “Last summer, I sang with Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra’s performances accompanying George Méliès’ short films,” Kate describes. “When I discovered that Flora’s 2013 theme was A Trip to the Moon, I mentioned to Franklin that our two big events of last summer had collided into one event for 2013. I was already committed to joining him in Pasadena, Calif., where he is a Ph.D. student in geophysics at Caltech, and we started joking about maybe getting married on the anniversary of our first date at Circus Flora, though neither of us thought it would be possible. It’s nauseatingly sweet, and we are absolutely thrilled about it!” “As Kate and I spent more time together, I realized we simply belonged together,” Franklin said. “Many aspects of our personality complement each other. She’s the outgoing musician; I’m the quiet physicist. Together we can really do anything. Every day I spend with her, I know she is the one I want to be with.” The couple will be surrounded by 15 friends and family members for their nuptials, staying for the 1pm show to celebrate. After the wedding, they plan to return to their home in Pasadena, where Franklin will prepare for his exams in September. Circus Flora’s 27th big-top production, A Trip to the Moon, continues through June 23 in Grand Center, adjacent to Powell Hall. Tickets start at $10. Show times are Tuesday through Thursday at 7pm; Friday and Saturday at 1 and 7pm; Sunday at 1 and 5:30pm; and “Little Top Wednesday” at 10am, a special onehour show for smaller kids or the “kids at heart.” Call 314.289.4040 or visit for tickets and more information. Tickets are also available at the Circus Flora Box Office in the Centene Center for the Arts & Education, 3547 Olive St. Group discounts are now available for groups of 20 or more. Visit for more information.

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Get Outta Town: Hummingbird Banding at Pere Marquette Lodge Hummingbird wings average about 70 beats per second and tend to sound more like a bee than the smallest bird in the world. But how often do people really get to see one up close? The answer is at least once a year at the Hummingbird Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge in Grafton, IL. Visitors will watch as local hummingbird expert, Cathie Hutcheson, measures, weighs and bands the birds during the annual Hummingbird Festival at Pere Marquette Lodge on June 30 from 11am - 3pm. The Hummingbird Festival will also include unique craft and art vendors, live music, wine tasting, children’s activities, and restaurant favorites. Visitors can also take a tour of the historic Lodge while at the Festival.

Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the late 1930’s, Pere Marquette Lodge is considered to be a treasure-trove of nature and history set in the rolling bluffs just outside Grafton, Illinois. As the centerpiece of the largest state park in Illinois, the Lodge overlooks the scenic Illinois River. With the distinctive look of stone quarried from Grafton, IL and rustic timbers, the Lodge boasts a 700-ton stone fireplace which dominates the Great Room and Restaurant. Today the old has been skillfully blended with the new providing excellent accommodations, dining, a winery, amenities as well as private and public events in a beautiful and historic setting. For more information about Pere Marquette Lodge and its events visit or call 618.786.2331.

Summer Car Care From the Car Care Council If you are planning a road trip this summer, it’s important to remember that you shouldn’t just put gas in your car and go. A pre-trip vehicle check is the best way to avoid the inconvenience and potential safety hazards of breaking down miles away from home. By conducting a thorough vehicle inspection, you can determine how road-ready your vehicle is so you can have any problems fixed before hitting the road. • Check the brake system and make sure the battery connection is clean, tight and corrosion-free. • Check filters and fluids, including engine oil, antifreeze/coolant, windshield washer and power steering, brake and transmission fluids.

Dirty air filters can waste gas and cause the engine to lose power. • Check the hoses and belts and replace if they become cracked, brittle, frayed, loose or show signs of excessive wear. These are critical to the proper functioning of the electrical system, air conditioning, power steering and the cooling system. • Check the tires, including tire pressure and tread. Underinflated tires reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy and uneven wear indicates a need for wheel alignment. Tires should also be checked for bulges and bald spots. • Schedule a tune-up to help the engine deliver the best balance of power and fuel economy.



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Competition Heats Up for Summer BMX/Skate Event Local BMX riders and skateboarders who live by the mantra of “Go Big or Go Home” will be dazzling the crowd with their amazing stunts at this year’s 8th Annual Summer BMX/Skate Competition scheduled for Friday, June 28. The event begins at 6pm at the Hazelwood Skate Park located behind the Community Center, 1186 Teson Road, at White Birch Park. This event is a cooperative venture between the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division and PlanNine Skate Park. For a $7 entry fee, participants can go air borne and show off their skills on either BMX bikes or skateboards. The competition will be divided into two age categories: Age 15 & Under and Age 16 & Over. Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each division. Those interested in signing up can do so at the Hazelwood Community Center or with Active Net online. However, all participants must sign a waiver or have a signed waiver on file in order to compete. Other features of the program include loud techno-rock music to pump up the crowd, raffles for a BMX bike and skateboard, and a whole lot more. Afterwards, cool down at Hazelwood’s Aquatic Center for its first Midnight Dive Session of the season. The event is open to people of all ages; however, children age 14 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Event time: 9pm – Midnight. Fees: $4 Resident-Child / $5 Resident-Adult; $7 NonResident-Child / $8 NonResident-Adult. Enjoy playing on all the amenities, John Hasse, an Age 16 & Over participant, gets an incredible including two diving boards at the competition pool, under the moon and amount of air – about 6 to 8 feet – above the Skate Park’s biggest ramp. stars. Karaoke contest offered as well.

Andrew Nguyn, 1st place winner of the Age 15 & Under – Skateboard category, shows he can impress the crowd by going air

The Muny’s Production of Dreamworks “Shrek The Musical” The Muny announced principal casting for the second show of its fantastic 95th Season, Dreamworks Shrek The Musical, directed by John Tartaglia and choreographed by Vince Pesce. Shrek is sponsored by US Bank. Alexander Gemignani will star as Shrek, with Julia Murney as Princess Fiona. Joining them will be Rob McClure as Lord Farquaad, Michael James Scott as Donkey, and Natalie Venetia Belcon as Dragon. This will be John Tartaglia’s Muny directorial debut, after his critically-acclaimed performance as the Genie in last year’s production of Disney’s Aladdin. Based on the classic film that has charmed generations, Shrek The Musical has a book by David Lindsay-Abaire and music by Jeanine Tesori. The Muny production features scenic design by Steve and Sam Gilliam, sound design by Jason Krueger, lighting design by Nathan Scheuer and costume design by Andrea Lauer. Rick Bertone serves as the musical director, and the production stage manager is Michael T. Clarkston. ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI (Shrek) Broadway: Les Misérables (Drama League nomination), Sweeney Todd (Drama Desk nomination), Assassins (Theatre World

Award), The People In The Picture, Sunday in the Park With George. Off-Broadway: Road Show at the Public (Drama League nomination), Headstrong at EST and Avenue Q at the Vineyard Theatre. TV/Film: Homeland, The Good Wife, Empire State (pilot). His solo show, All At Once, premiered at the Kennedy Center in 2011. Alexander is a graduate of the University of Michigan. JULIA MURNEY (Princess Fiona) last appeared on Broadway as Elphaba in Wicked after playing the role on the national tour for which she received an Acclaim Award. A Syracuse University graduate, her recordings include the original cast albums of The Wild Party and A Class Act, the Grammy-nominated Actor’s Fund Benefit of Hair and her first solo album, I’m Not Waiting which is available on Sh-K-Boom records and at ROB MCCLURE (Lord Farquaad) received a Tony® nomination for his performance as Charlie Chaplin in Chaplin The Musical on Broadway (2013 Outer Critics Circle Award nomination, 2013 Drama League nominee), a role he originated at La Jolla Playhouse (Craig Noel Award winner). Prior to that, he charmed audience and critics alike with another title role, leading the cast of Where's Charley? at Encores. A two-time Barrymore Award winner, Rob starred on Broadway as Princeton/Rod in the Tony® Award-winning

musical Avenue Q. MICHAEL JAMES SCOTT (Donkey) is currently playing Dr. Gotswana, a featured role he created in the Broadway hit show The Book of Mormon. Other Broadway credits include Mamma Mia!, All Shook Up, The Pirate Queen, Tarzan, Hair, and Elf. Guest co-star in the TV Series The Carrie Diaries. Associate Choreographer/Cast of the revival of Hair in London's West End. Standby for Ben Vereen in the international tour of Fosse (he then assumed the role.) Michael is a B.F.A. Musical Theatre graduate of the Conservatory of Theatre Arts at Webster University. NATALIE VENETIA BELCON (Dragon) is happy to be making her debut at The Muny. Natalie originated the role of Gary Coleman in Avenue Q, Columbina in The Glorious Ones, Phyllis in The Last Smoker in America, Tracy in Radio City's Christmas Spectacular (2011) and various supporting characters in The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin. She was also in Play On for PBS Great Performances and Rent. TV and Film include: The Education of Max Bickford, Damages, Sugar Hill, The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and many others. To purchase Season Tickets by phone, call 314.361.1900, extension 550, or order online at www. The Muny Box Office is now open from 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. The 2013 Season: Monty Python’s Spamalot: June 17 - 23; Shrek The Musical: June 24 - 30; Nunsense Muny Style!: July 1 - 7; South Pacific: July 8 - 14; Les Misérables: July 15 - 21; Mary Poppins: July 25 - August 2; West Side Story: August 5 – 11

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St. Louis Pet Expo Named TAME Magazine’s BEST St. Louis Pet Event! On Saturday, October 26, 2013, pet lovers from all around the St. Louis Metropolitan area will line up at the St. Charles Convention center for the 5th annual St. Louis Pet Expo. In no way is this your run-of-the-mill pet event. There is something for pet lovers of all ages. There are over 150 exhibitors and vendors that give attendees the opportunity to find the newest and trendiest pet products and services available. These exhibitors range from locally-owned companies to nationally-recognized trainers and veterinarians. Local rescue groups are there, not only to spread awareness on their cause, but they participate in the Mega-Adoption Event. There are over 200 pets available for adoption. The fun isn’t reserved for dogs; you can find something for cats, reptiles, birds and more. If it’s live entertainment attendees want, they can see presentations on the Petzlife Entertainment stage. If they want to get more involved, there are pet

talent and costumes contests! This year a kid’s craft area and ventriloquist act has been added to the line up! Shorty Rossi, star of ‘Pit Boss’ on Animal Planet, will make an appearance with his popular canine sidekick, Hercules. As Rossi’s star has continued to rise, it’s only managed to allow him to make a bigger difference for his special passion: championing the cause of pit bulls. Not only will he be available for pictures and autographs all day, he’ll share how you can become an advocate for animals and help make a difference as well. The St. Louis Pet Expo is produced by Amazing Pet Expos. The St. Louis-based company currently produces 39 shows nationwide. For more information about Amazing Pet Expos visit us online at For more information on the St. Louis Pet Expo, you can visit and www.


DeSmet Retirement of Florissant DeSmet Retirement of Florissant is a part of the Retirement Housing Foundation (RHF), a non-profit organization of 157 communities in 24 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The staff at DeSmet recently celebrated a resident’s 97th birthday. Call 314.838.3811 or e-mail for more information. Kathryn (Kitty) Laurent celebrated her 97th Birthday on May 29, 2013.

HB 331 Letter to the Editor From Rep. Mike Cierpiot, Rep. Todd Richardson and Rep. Doug Funderburk Recently, we had the privilege to work with our colleagues to pass, with overwhelming bipartisan support in the House and Senate, HB 331, a bill that we believe will incite job growth, drive investments in technology and innovation and spur overall economic development using the power of broadband technology. By implementing HB 331, we can help expand access to broadband throughout Missouri, and unleash further innovations, which will offer boundless economic and societal benefits. Specifically, HB 331 will facilitate more investment in broadband and faster deployment of network infrastructure by modernizing our state’s laws for today’s technology and establishing a more efficient permitting process. In terms of job creation, HB 331 will spur direct and indirect job growth as investments in broadband have a ripple effect throughout the community. A recent report by Deloitte projects that every $1 billion invested in mobile wireless broadband creates 15,000 jobs. These jobs take multiple forms. From competitors that are forced to invest or risk falling behind to the construction crews and engineers that help deploy the network infrastructure and build the towers, more broadband equates to more jobs for Missourians. While Missourians are using and enjoying access to high-

speed wireless and wireline broadband technologies, there is still more work to be done. The MoBroadbandNow efforts to expand broadband to reach more homes, businesses, schools, healthcare facilities and public safety agencies has been an important step. As policymakers, we know that it will take the continued efforts of the public sector and private stakeholders to bring more broadband to more Missourians and HB 331 is an important step in this process. We encourage Governor Nixon to sign HB 331 into law because it is the right choice for Missouri and will significantly advance efforts to connect all Missourians to the power of highspeed broadband while encouraging further private investment, spurring job growth and positioning the Missouri economy to flourish.

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DoD Selects Express Scripts as Finalist for 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR), a Department of Defense office, announced North County’s Express Scripts as a finalist for the 2013 Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award. The Freedom Award is the DoD’s highest recognition given to employers for exceptional support of employees serving in the National Guard and Reserve. A review board comprised of military and civilian leaders selected 30 finalists from a pool of 2,899 nominations submitted earlier this year by National Guard and Reserve Service members. Freedom Award finalists distinguish themselves by implementing both formal policies and informal initiatives that go above and beyond in assisting and encouraging National Guard and Reserve service. Express Scripts, nominated by an Army National Guardsman, proactively recruits National Guard and Reserve Service members through a variety of military recruitment programs. The company even hosts a military specific talent recruitment website. With his permission, the nominator reported the company published the emails he sent from Afghanistan on the company’s intranet site so employees could learn about his service. He was overwhelmed by the more than 700 comments he received from colleagues providing encouragement and support. A national selection board of senior DoD officials, business leaders and prior awardees will select 15 Freedom Award recipients, which will be announced early this summer. The 2013 recipients will be honored at the 18th annual Secretary of Defense Employer Support Freedom Award ceremony in Washington, D.C. on September 26, 2013. Past recipients of the Freedom Award have met privately with the President and Vice President of the United States, the Secretary of Defense, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. A complete list of Freedom Award finalists is available at www. under the Media Tab in the Press Releases section.

Advertiser Profile: Studio 411 Photography Returns To Florissant Studio 411 Photography by Rick Niblett (formerly known as Rick Niblett Photography) has returned to Florissant. The Nibletts closed their Florissant location about four years ago, but decided to return last April when they realized the market had changed drastically. “We closed our St. Peter’s location and came back to Florissant,” says Donna Niblett. “There were no big studios here, so customers had very few options. When we came back, we had some name recognition here, and I think people really appreciated it.” Despite the hiatus, Studio 411 Photography by Rick Niblett still offers its signature service: quality photographs at surprisingly low prices. Studio 411 offers shoots and photo packages for weddings, families and more, all handled by an award-winning, PPA Master Craftsman Certified professional with more than 30 years of experience. “Of course, we offer senior portraits, too. We’ve been away for a genStudio 411 specializes in High School eration of seniors, so we need to get the word out again,” says Niblett. senior portraits, like this one of Angela Studio 411 now has even more to offer than excellent photography Miller. services; the new location in Old Town Florissant features a beautiful garden wedding and reception venue. The outdoor space can be flipped to accommodate a wedding and reception in the same day, and includes an outdoor bar and catering by Yacovelli’s Restaurant. “Like our wedding photography packages, everyone is very surprised by the low price to rent the venue,” says Niblett. “And we do not require customers to use our Studio 411 now features an outdoor wedding and reception venue photography services. They can bring in another photographer if they want—no problem.” Studio 411 is located at 411 Rue St. Francois in Florissant. Prices, available services and galleries are available online at, or you may call 314.839.9200 for more information.

MHCC Annual Scholarship Luncheon The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce awarded five students in the local area a scholarship. The chamber awarded these scholarships during its Annual Scholarship Luncheon which took place on May 8 at the Holiday Inn, 3400 South Rider Trail Road, in Earth City. The luncheon was sponsored by Ace Hardware of Maryland Heights. In the last 12 years, the chamber has raised $82,000 to help send high school seniors to college. Donations to the scholarship fund were made on behalf of Edward Jones, Fred Weber Inc., and Ranken Jordan Pediatric Hospital. The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce is a not for profit organization that strives to enhance the general welfare and prosperity of businesses and citizens. The chamber provides opportunities for its members to address economic, commercial governmental and educational issues. It is currently serves more than 400 businesses, representing 20,000 employees. For more information on benefits and services, visit the chamber's website at or call 314.576.6603.

From left to right: Dr. Joe Dobrinic, Dr. Jenny Marquart, Jacqueline Sotraidis, Dr. Mike Fulton, John Collins, Patty Gould, Emily Ladig, Mike Sides, Erik Solorio, Isaac Caverly • Community News • June 19, 2013



HSD Hires Principal for Arrowpoint Elementary School

STLCC Students Capture Top Honors in Art Competition

The Hazelwood School District Board of Education approved a recommendation to select Amanda Church as the principal of Arrowpoint Elementary School. Lynette Jackson, the current principal, has been named as the director of federal programs. Church has more than 14 years of educational experience. She has spent the past two years in the Festus R-6 School District as an assistant principal at Festus Elementary School, the district Title 1 program manager and as a summer school principal. She previously served as a summer school principal and substitute principal in the Northwest R-1 School District. She also has seven years of experience as a reading resource teacher and as an elementary level classroom teacher. She is enrolled to receive her doctorate in educational leadership from Maryville University. She will officially begin in her new role July 1.

Two St. Louis Community College students earned top awards in the 2012-13 Student Art Competition sponsored by the League for Innovation in the Community College. Sarah-Marie Land, who attends STLCC’s Forest Park campus, earned the first-place overall award for her piece Sarah Gills' piece titled, "Kingdom Falls" earned titled, “Elliot.” Sarah Gill, who a Juror's Choice Award. attends Meramec, won a Juror’s Choice Award for her piece titled, “Kingdom Falls.” The competition featured more than 95 entries submitted by students from the league’s 19 board colleges. The competition was hosted by Anne Arundel Community College. The jurors were Mina Cheon, a Korean-American new media artist, scholar and educator; Linda Bayley Hoover, who has taught studio art and art theory courses for colleges and universities in Sarah-Marie Land's piece titled, "Elliot," capthe Baltimore, Md., area; and tured first place in the League for Innovation Trace Miller, a painter and vis- Student Art Competition. iting assistant professor at Towson University. The League for Innovation in the Community College, founded in 1968, is a nonprofit educational group of more than 800 institutions from 11 different countries and is the only major international organization specifically committed to improving community colleges through innovation, experimentation and institutional transformation. St. Louis Community College is a founding member of the league and is one of 19 institutions whose CEOs comprise the League Board of Directors. The league sponsors annual student competitions for literary works, art and technology innovation.

Pattonville Junior Selected for Prestigious Research Program Denish Jaswal, a junior at Pattonville High School, was chosen to participate in the highly selective STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists) program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL) this summer. During the program, aspiring teenage scientists get the chance to work side-by-side with top scientists and gain hands-on experience within a laboratory research setting. This year nearly 90 academically talented high school students from the St. Louis metro area, as well as Connecticut, Florida, Illinois and even Greece will take part in the program, which will run from June 10 to July 19. “The university is thrilled to once again open its doors to some of the brightest science students in the St. Louis area,” UMSL Chancellor Tom George said. “High school students interested in a science career get a big head start with their participation in the STARS program.” The prestigious six-week summer science program will pair students with top research mentors from the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and UMSL. Experts from the four institutions will take on student apprentices in laboratories and direct students in research projects. Also, students will attend lectures by nationally known scientists from the St. Louis science community, learn information concerning the higher education admission process, and enjoy social events such as bowling, a movie, an ice cream social, the St. Louis Symphony and a St. Louis Cardinals game. STARS is funded partially through LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies, the Office of the Chancellor at UMSL, SLU, WUSTL and Solae.

STLCC-Florissant Valley Hosts Relay for Life Event Teams of North County residents will gather at St. Louis Community College’s Florissant Valley campus June 29 for a fundraising event against cancer. Relay for Life is a fun-filled event that mobilizes communities throughout the country to celebrate survivors (anyone who has ever been diagnosed with cancer), remember loved ones and raise money for the fight against cancer. To date, 17 teams and 121 participants have raised $13,349.17. The event begins at noon with a cancer survivors lap celebrating those who have overcome cancer or who are currently battling cancer. Games, music, 1985, when Dr. Gordy Klatt took the first step of live entertainment encourage people all through this 24-hour walk around the track in Tacoma, the night. Some teams also hold creative fundrais- Wash., raising $27,000 to support the American ers at their camp sites during Relay. KCFV-FM, Cancer Society. For more information on how to get involved in STLCC-Florissant Valley’s student radio station, Relay for Life, visit or call will be broadcasting live at the event. Relay for Life’s Luminaria Ceremony takes place 800.227.2345. after sundown, honoring the community’s cancer survivors and remembering those lost to the disease. Participants will circle a track that is surrounded with glowing luminaria that bear the name of someone who has battled cancer. Luminaria may be purchased for $5 by visiting NorthStLouisCoMO. Another event will be the “Fight Back” Ceremony, in which a speaker will inspire relay participants with his or her own commitment and will challenge them to take a personal pledge of action, such as commit to eating healthier, stop smoking, exercise regularly, etc., in fighting back. The American Cancer ety Relay for Life first started in


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

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Summer, a 12-year-old Kansas girl, has a life far from the norm in The Thing About Luck, an engaging new novel by Cynthia Kadohata, about a pre-teen with plenty on her plate. When Summer’s parents return to Japan to care for their relatives, they leave their Japanese-American daughter Summer, and her brother Jaz, in the care of their grandparents, strict seniors with hearts of gold and rules galore. Summer loves them, of course, but wonders how she’ll weather all the time the four will spend together traveling with work crews from Texas to Montana, to Oklahoma, Kansas and back again harvesting wheat. Summer’s grandfather has come out of retirement to operate a huge combine, and her grandmother will cook for the crews — Summer will be helping her prepare the food. Things heat up as Summer deals with personal and familial issues. Her brother Jaz hasn’t got a friend in the world, and she’s under the thumb of her grandmother and confused about a possible love interest. Add to that her obsessive fear of mosquitoes, lingering angst resulting from a recent and unusual bout with malaria. Come along for the ride and observe how Summer deals with her issues, combining courage, ingenuity and maturity, to dig deep and be the best she can be.

Keep Kids Safe and Reduce Your Stress This Summer Below are positive parenting tips from the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery and Center for Disease Control to increase child safety during the summer months. Summertime Child Safety Tips Keep kids hydrated and cool—Children are more susceptible and have a higher incidence of dehydration, heat exhaustion and heat stroke when temperatures are high. Children should be reminded to drink plenty of fluids and take breaks indoors. Never leave a child unattended in a car—A child should never be locked in a car, even if the windows are open. The temperature inside a car can soar within minutes. When the outside temperature is over 80 degrees, the internal temperature in a car can reach a deadly 110 degrees in just 15 minutes, even if the windows are rolled down an inch or two. Apply sunscreen daily—To prevent sunburn, apply a good sun block, even early in the morning, late in the afternoon and on a cloudy day. Apply a thick layer of sun-

screen to each exposed section of your child’s body and reapply every few hours, especially if the child is in the water. And don’t forget sunglasses with UV protection. Also, keep this information in mind: Infant (birth to 1 years of age) Do not shake your baby—ever! Babies have very weak neck muscles that are not yet able to support their heads. If you shake your baby, you can damage his brain or even cause his death. Make sure you always put your baby to sleep on his or her back to prevent sudden infant death syndrome (commonly known as SIDS). Take care of yourself physically, mentally, and emotionally. Parenting can be hard work! It is easier to enjoy your new baby and be a positive, loving parent when you are feeling good yourself. Toddlers (1 to 3 years of age) • Respond to wanted behaviors more than you punish unwanted behaviors (use only brief time outs). Always tell or show your child what he or she should do instead. • Toddler proof your home by placing plug covers on all unused electrical outlets. Never leave your child unattended near or around water without adequate supervision.

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• Teach your child acceptable ways to show his or her feelings. Preschoolers (3 to 5 years of age) • Don’t overwhelm yourself. Let your child help with simple chores. • Help your child develop good language skills by speaking to him or her in complete sentences and using “grown up” words. Help him or her to use the correct words and phrases. • Check outdoor playground equipment. Make sure there are no loose parts or sharp edges. Middle Childhood (6 to 8 years of age) • Help your child develop a sense of responsibility—ask for help with simple chores. • Help your child set his or her own achievable goals—this instills personal pride and helps the child to rely less on approval or rewards from others. • Make clear rules and stick to them. Be clear about what behavior is acceptable and unacceptable. Pre-teens (9 to 12 years of age) • Help your child develop a sense of right or wrong. Talk with your child about risky things friends might pressure him or her to do. • Talk with your child about being a respectful person and what to do when others are disrespectful. • Meet the families of your child’s friends. The Saint Louis Crisis Nursery is committed to preventing child abuse and neglect by offering real help and real hope to families in crisis. The Crisis Nursery is an independent, not-for-profit agency providing short-term, safe havens to 7,000 children a year, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. The Crisis Nursery provides care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year at five sites, serving families throughout the greater St. Louis, St. Charles, Southern Illinois and surrounding regions. Since 1986, the Crisis Nursery has cared for more than 77,000 children, and provided support and counseling to more than 94,000 families. For details, call 314.292.5770 or visit www.crisisnurserykids. org. For the Saint Louis Crisis Nursery 24-hour helpline, call 314.768.3201. In St. Charles County, call 636.947.0600. • Community News • June 19, 2013


“The Purge”


By Steve Bryan - Rated: R

Though it appears to be a standard summertime film, The Purge actually is an intelligent examination of violence in modern society. Director/writer James DeMonaco created a story that forces audiences to reevaluate their own moral codes. In the near future, the United States Government sets aside a credits roll. Could single, 12-hour period each year for sanctioned violence The Purge. During that time, anyone actually achieve the efmay commit any crime without fear of punishment. The fect it has in the movie? idea, according to the “New Founding Fathers,” is for ev- The Purge photo courtesy Universal Pictures According to the story, eryone to rid themselves of pent-up rage and hatred. unemployment and On the surface, the plan seems to work and society flourishes. Salesman James crime rates have plummeted thanks to this annual event, but has the hate and envy Sandin (Ethan Hawke) also makes an exceptional living at a home security firm. He truly subsided in this fictional world? sells expensive systems that allow homeowners to stay safe during the annual Purge. A well-crafted horror story, The Purge is much more than the standard thriller. It’s This year, however, Sandin’s own home is breached after his son (Max Burkholder) a film that’s worthy of parking lot and restaurant discussions after leaving the theater. opens the front door to help an injured man. Sandin and his family must then spend The Purge, rated R for strong disturbing violence and some language, currently is these dangerous hours fighting for their lives. playing in theaters. A chilling examination of the human condition, The Purge looks at modern society Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, and and how humans—especially Americans—deal with anger and rage. Director James has been allowed access to movie and television sets to see actors and directors at work. DeMonaco opens the film with idyllic scenes of suburban life, but he later shows a Though his writing has taken him far from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wide-eyed homeowner casually sharpening a machete in his backyard. kid who spent countless hours watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters. Ethan Hawke does a nice job as family man James Sandin. For this character, the Purge represents a massive moneymaking opportunity. When his own security systems fail, however, he and his family become victims of his success. James has a pretty good arsenal in his sprawling mansion, and he is fairly skilled at using these weapons. As his wife Mary, Lena Headey embodies the moral dilemma that an annual killing spree would bring. Mary prefers to spend the Purge behind steel-plated doors and windows, but when push comes to shove, she steps up to defend her family. Still, she manages to hang on to her moral center under the worst possible conditions. DeMonaco leaves everyone with a lot to think about as the final

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Gary Baute Soccer Coach Is Honored Again Trinity Catholic High School boys and girls soccer coach Vince Drake has been elected as a co-winner of the Metro Legends Award from the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame. Drake, a 1964 Mercy High School graduate who has been coaching soccer at St. Thomas Aquinas, St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy and currently Trinity since 1968, will receive the award along with longtime CBC soccer Soccer Coach Vince Drake coach Terry Michler. The award will be presented at the St. Louis Sports Hall of Fame Enshrinement Dinner November 20 at the Millennium Hotel downtown. Drake has won 10 boys’ state championships and one girls’ state championship and has the most coaching wins of any high school soccer coach in the country when combing boys and girls coaching victories. *Well respected Men’s Volleyball Defeats No. 7 Lewis The Lindenwood men’s volleyball team’s victory over No. 7 Lewis has been named No. 9 in the 2012-13 top 10 moments of Lindenwood Athletics. In its first full season as a member of the Midwestern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association, the Lindenwood men’s volleyball team knew that it wanted to exceed expectations that others in the volleyball world had set in place for it. One of those preseason expectations included a seventh-place pick out of eight in the MIVA preseason coaches’ poll, coming just ahead of Quincy in votes. One of the highlights of the 2013 season that no one other than those on the Lindenwood bench expected in the least was the three-set home victory over No. 7 Lewis on Friday, March 22, marking one of the biggest wins in program history. The

Lions won by scores of 25-23, 26-24 and 26-24. February 8 marked the first conference match between Lewis and Lindenwood, and it was a match that the Lions could only improve upon. Playing on their home court, the Flyers defeated the Lions in straight sets by scores of 25-20, 25-18, and 25-10. After the first meeting of the 2013 season, Lewis appeared to look at a Lindenwood match as an easy win. Junior setter Tim Schmidt was a strong contributor to the success of the Lindenwood offense as he recorded 35 assists as well as three kills of his own. The Lions hit .315 as a team in the match while holding the Flyers to just a .231 mark for the match and a .103 clip in the third set. Hackworth had one of the most impressive matches of his sophomore season, concluding the evening with a team-high 18 kills with only four errors at a .389 hitting percentage. Siwicki added nine kills on just 12 attempts, and Adams finished the evening with eight kills, three service aces, and a team-high eight digs. Not only did Lindenwood shock the volleyball world by picking up its biggest victory in its NCAA-era, it also would have earned the fifth seed in the MIVA Championships had it the ability to compete in postseason. The Lions ended the 2013 season with a 19-12 overall record and 5-7 mark in the MIVA. *Thanks to Jen Lawson, Sports Information-Graduate Assistant of Lindenwood Rascals Looking For Answers The River City Rascals, your professional/minor league baseball team from O’Fallon, has been on a tailspin lately. Manager and Director of operations Steve Brook is exhausting all options to get the right combination. Hitting coach Danny Sawyer remains confident this squad can put some healthy numbers on the board. The team has won nine of its 27 games thus far and has lost nine of the last 10 games as of Fathers’ Day. *Get back to the winning ways Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, and co-hosted, among many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’

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Guiltless Summer Entertaining

Counting carbs for swimsuit season doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the sun and fun. Savor every moment with these tips for summer entertaining on a diet. Ambiance – Lighting and décor are an essential part of any festive gathering. Keep ambient lighting simple with scentless candles, paper lanterns or luminaires. Another easy way to set the mood is with a party playlist. Invite guests to RSVP with their favorite songs and include them on your soirée soundtrack. Light and Simple – One of the benefits of summer entertaining is being able to take advantage of gorgeous weather during the day and evening. When dining al fresco, it is important to keep meals light and simple, especially when watching your figure. A low-carb diet, such as the Atkins Diet, inspires great meal options that are diverse and flavorful for summer months.

Beverages – Summer means sunshine and longer days, so it’s important to hydrate. Drink at least 64 ounces of water a day, especially when outside. Add a festive twist by infusing water with different flavors like mint, lemon and orange. If you’re looking for something a little more exciting, try white wine sangria, which is a light, low-carb drink option. Seasonal – When entertaining, consider using plenty of seasonal vegetables and flowers, such as avocados, cucumbers and hydrangeas. Sticking to seasonal ingredients and décor will help keep your budget down and play up the natural tastes and smells of summer. These delicious, Atkins-friendly Summer Rolls are a great recipe to serve during summer soirées as the traditional rice paper wrapping is replaced with lettuce leaves and incorporates fresh seafood and vegetables.

Summer Rolls Servings: 4 • Active time: 25 minutes • Total time: 50 minutes Ingredients: 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 1 teaspoon dark (toasted) sesame oil 1 small red chile pepper, seeded and minced 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined 8 large green or red leaf lettuce leaves 1 medium carrot, julienned 1 small daikon radish, julienned 1/2 cup mung bean sprouts 1/4 cup peanuts, toasted and chopped Directions: Combine lime juice, sesame oil, chile and salt in a medium bowl; set aside. Bring a medium pot of salted water to

a boil. Add shrimp; simmer until pink, about 3 minutes. Drain; add to lime juice mixture and toss to coat. Refrigerate until cool, about 10 minutes. Set lettuce leaves on a counter with stem ends toward you. Press against the “spines” until you hear a crunch to make it easier to roll. Divide carrot, daikon and sprouts among leaves, setting them in the centers toward the bottom. Divide shrimp among leaves; sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Roll lettuce from the bottom up.

wrap; cut rolls in half and serve. Per Serving: Net Carbs: 4 grams; Total Carbs: 6 grams; Fiber: 2 grams; Protein: 15 grams; Fat: 7 grams; Calories: 150 For more recipes, tips, ideas and free tools, visit From The New Atkins for a New You Cookbook by Colette Heimowitz. Copyright (c) 2011 by Atkins Nutritionals, Inc. Printed by permission of Touchstone Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc.

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Church June 21 & 22: Church Rummage Sale At Zion United Church, 5710 N. Hwy 67, 9 – 2pm. Benefits Tote Bag Ministry. 314.741.1590 Events Now: Papa Murphy’s “Papa Cares” Looking for teams for the Relay For Life on June 29. 314.972.7272 Now: NCCS Summer Camp Applications North County Christian School summer camp applications for children ages 3 through 8th grade for the summer of 2013. 314.972.6227. June 22 & 23: Fiesta in Florissant Knights of Columbus Park at Lindbergh and Washington St. Saturday 10am - 10pm, Sunday 11am - 9pm. Welcome Ceremony 4pm Saturday. June 22: St. Louis County Police Department Partners in Crime Prevention through Physical Fitness Kick-off Party 11am - 2pm, North County Rec Plex, 2577 Redman Rd., 314.438.4623

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June 26: City of Florissant and Florissant Old Town Partners, Inc.’s Art and Wine Night Out Wednesday 6pm – 9pm. Featuring live music by Phat Channel. Beer and wine provided by Henke’s. Come visit as local artists show off their talent. June 26: Florissant Police Department Business Meeting 7:30 am, 1700 N. Highway 67, Florissant. The discussion will be on theft. RSVP 314.830.6042 or at ahaarmann@florissantmo. com. June 27:AMA St. Louis’ St. Charles Special Interest Group Kickoff Happy Hour 5:30pm at Prasino located at The Streets of St. Charles. Bridge the marketing gap for small business. For more info contact Lauren at or 636.379.3895 x12. June 28: Project Hands Volunteers needed to knit, crochet, and quilt for various children’s organizations--the last Friday of every month at 2pm. RSVP 314.838.3877, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. July 12: Splish Splash Summer Bash At Koch Park Family Aquatic

Center in Florissant, for youth grades 5-8, 6:30 - 9:15pm, $3, 314.921.4466 July 13: Family Fishing Tournament At St. Ferdinand Park, 9am 11am, Register by June 10 at the James J. Eagan Center or JFK Center, 314.921.4466 July 21: NCI Anniversary Fundraiser Dinner At Hendel’s Market Café and Piano Bar, 599 St. Denis St., Florissant, 5:30pm, $85, 314.895.6241. July 26: Flick and Float At Koch Family Aquatic Center in Florissant, “Dolphin Tale,” 8:15 - 9:00pm, 314.921.4466 July 26: Hello Tomorrow Trivia Night Fundraiser At Yacovelli’s, 407 Dunn Rd., Florissant, 6pm. $200/table of 8. Coolers welcome. Register before July 8 yacovellis@yahoo. com. Mondays: Free Line Dancing 6:30pm, beginners welcome, RSVP 314.838.3877, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. 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, St. Augustine’s Classmates: Help plan an All-School Re-

union 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, Health 2nd Tuesday of Every Month: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting Meeting to be held at Sarah Care of Bridgeton Adult Day Center 11977 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 121-124, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Join our Support Group for Mutual, Emotional

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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. 24-hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600, Groups at Christian Hospital To register call 314.747.9355 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 cost is $1,500. Register online at http://www. For more information, contact Shannon Watson at 314.653.5271. • Community News • June 19, 2013

Tuesdays: Alcohol and Drug Information Meeting Christian Hospital Building 2, Suite 401, 6:30 – 8pm, 314.839.3171, free and open to the public. Sundays: Alcoholics Anonymous Group 109 11th floor conference room at Christian Hospital, 10am, 11133 Dunn Road. Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30 - 7:30pm, 314.839.3171. Center for Senior Renewal: Day treatment programs for older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss and early signs of dementia, 314.653.5123. Christian Hospital Recovery Center: Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, 314.953.8100. Volunteers Needed at Christian Hospital: Call 314.653.5032 SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings Every Mon. & Tues. 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 Screen-

ings: SSM Health Care free mammogram screenings to women who have no health insurance. Appointments at 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, 636.947.5617 Speaker’s Bureau: SSM speakers available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups for up to one hour free of charge, 636.949.7159 Ongoing Support Groups

H.W. Koenig Medical Building at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 3 - 4:30pm, free, 636.755.3034 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Information: Wednesdays: New Choices Nar-Anon Family Group at Zion Lutheran Church 12075 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, 7:30 – 9pm,

Sundays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 6:30 - 8pm, 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City, 314.993.5421.

Thursdays: Grief Share Support Group Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson 6:30 - 8pm,

First and Third Tuesdays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 12:30 - 2pm, 320 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.968.3477.

Mondays & Thursdays: Breathe/for people with pulmonary disease Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite 104, 11am 12pm, $30, 314-953-6090

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

Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30-7:30pm, 314.839.3171.

Last Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Mother of Good Counsel Home, 6825 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 10:30am 314.383.4765 Last Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis & Clark, St. Louis, 1pm, 314.340.6389

Calcium Scoring Heart Scan Program SSM DePaul Health Center. This program uses advanced (CT) imaging to scan the arteries around the heart and measure or score the amount of calcium present in the plaque deposits. This screening, in combination with other heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, etc.) can help determine an overall picture of your current heart health and your risk for developing heart

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disease. Call 314.344.6030 to learn more about the heart scan program or to schedule an appointment. SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West Auxiliary Non profit organization assisting the hosp. by holding fund 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 www.gthstl. org.

Every Wednesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 414 S. Church St., St. Peters. Weigh-ins at 8:30 a.m. Business mtg at 10 a.m. Call 636.397.1727 or 636.272.4995 for more info. Every Tues. 6:30–8 p.m. Chemical Dependency Mtg. Christian Hospital. 314.839.3171. Every Tues.: 9–10:30 a.m. TOPS Meetings Take Off Pounds Sensibly. John F. Kennedy Community Center, 315 Howdershell Rd., Florissant. 314.921.7582. Every Tues.: 5:30–6:30 p.m. Free Pilates Class for Cancer Patients & Families Bring own mat. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. 636.921.9920. 4th Tuesday of each month: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Diabetes Support Group Hear from experts on how to better manage diabetes & enjoy a healthier life. Located at the H.W. Koenig Medical Bldg., St. Joseph Hospital West. Call 636.625.5447 for more info.

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June 19, 2013 • Community News •

Joe Morice

Over the Fence

Robots Are Us Stephen Coonts writes of advanced military robots in his book, “Hong Kong.” They’re bipeds about eight feet tall, can run like a deer and shoot built-in weapons including antitank rockets and Gatling guns and never miss. They even share information with each other while they do it. Scary? You bet. The military is probably already working on this type of robot or at least some high-tech labs are. Perhaps they already have them but it would surely be so secret that even Wikileaks hasn’t heard. They already use drones with advanced weaponry that are very effective for surveillance and surprise attacks on terrorists’ hideouts and such. The current brouhaha about peacetime use notwithstanding, they could be quite useful if closely monitored. Being mechanically inclined, human-like robots fascinate me. I can’t help but wonder if some high-tech company is working on house-cleaning robots that can match or beat human beings armed with Lysol and feather dusters. If they made one that was affordable, I’d even trade in my vintage Lionel train set for it. It’s not that I dislike cleaning help. I don’t. But they’re human and make me feel inadequate. I could never get floors and shower stalls to shine, much less keeping clutter below salvage yard levels. Cleaning people make short work of these chores while I hide in my office and pretend I’m busy. I know if they see me watching, they’ll notice I look like an awestruck twelve-year-old looking at his rich uncle’s Corvette. To own a robot that can clean my house and mow my yard would be pure delight. I could keep it in the garage or a closet and call it out whenever I spill corn flakes on

the floor or drop a fast food burger on the car seat. I could even tell it, “Hurry up and make sure not to leave any crumbs and I’ll buy you a transistor sister to grease your gears.” Mostly, I wouldn’t feel inadequate in front of cleaning help. A robot wouldn’t care...I hope. Since the high-tech geniuses are great at inventing machines to destroy enemies or watch them destroy each other, there is no reason to believe they can’t make efficient robots for cleaning duties...even cleaning windows! I don’t care if they look like metal monsters from Saturday morning cartoons as long as they keep the house cleaned, the lawn mowed, the car washed and the dog from biting the mail carrier. If it talked, I’m sure an anti-nagging control switch could be installed. Given that some company probably already produces prototypes of said robots, they’ll probably decrease in price through mass production. So why haven’t they produced them, you ask? It would probably put thousands of cleaning companies and employees out of business, I answer. But that’s a long way off. Right now, big business is too busy putting thousands of manufacturing companies and employees out of business. Since my dream robots are probably still in the development stage or at least stored in a lab basement somewhere, they’ll be too expensive anyway. I figure the price I would pay for a domestic robot right now would probably take about five-thousand years to justify, but I can still dream about it. My male chauvinist buddies told me if I got married again, my house would stay clean. Women hate clutter and dirt. Marry a house cleaner? What woman in her right mind would marry a guy to keep his house clean? I’ll stick to robots, thank you. On the other hand, if Sharon Stone answers my calls...but there I go dreaming again. 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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