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September 21, 2011 Vol. 90 No. 38

StreetFest, North County’s largest outdoor music festival, will be held September 23 and 24.

12th Annual Ferguson StreetFest

Party in the Street!

By Shelly A. Schneider

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StreetFest draws thousands of music lovers to Ferguson each September and hosts some of the Midwest’s top musicians and performers. An annual community event since 1999, it’s one of Ferguson’s most popular events. This two-day event takes place September 23-24 at Ferguson’s Victorian Plaza, 20 S. Florissant Road, in the heart of Ferguson Citywalk. StreetFest opens at 4 p.m. on Friday, and the music begins at 5 p.m. with O’Fallon, Mo., band Rough Ryders, followed at 7 p.m. by Anthony Gomes Blues Band. Hailed as the next Stevie Ray Vaughn, Gomes won the Buddy Guy Legend’s competition and has appeared with BB King, Buddy Guy, Kenny Wayne Sheppard and many others. Friday’s headliner is Last Child, an Aerosmith tribute band featuring Farrell Webber. The band will perform at 9 p.m. StreetFest opens again at noon on Saturday and the music starts up at 3 p.m. with the Jim Stevens Group. The band is driven by Jim Steven’s soulful, unflinching saxophone virtuosity. Trixie Delight takes the stage at 5 p.m. with the awesome vocals of Kelly Wild. At 7 p.m., be sure to catch Kim Massie, one of the most recognizable vocalists in St. Louis. Her ability to sing not only blues and gospel, but rock, pop and country have earned her two Best Female Vocalist of the Year Awards. Seven Bridges Road Around Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6

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tops off Saturday evening. This Eagles tribute band again features Farrell Webber, and this richly-layered recreation is worthy of the legacy of Don Henley and the boys. This event is known for its great music but it has many other activities, including: a wide variety of food and gift vendors, home beer brewing demos, a washers tournament, Guns n Hoses Dunk Booth Showdown between Ferguson Fire and Police departments, locally brewed specialty beer from Ferguson Brewhouse and the always-favorite Manly Man High Heel Keg Relay. For families, the children’s area will feature games, crafts, and entertainment including Joe the Juggler, BeBe the Clown, Mike’s Balloon Creations, tiedye your own StreetFest t-shirt, a rock climbing wall, The St. Louis Disc Dogs, and from the City Museum, the Circus Harmony Performers, a Comedy Magic Show, Snowflakey Lady craft booth and a Petting Zoo. For a full schedule of events, please visit www.fergusonstreetfest.com. This year’s event is sponsored by FerSchool . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Learn & Play/Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

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September 21, 2011

Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project Starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes The Florissant Fine Arts Council is proud to present Stormy Weather: The Lena Horne Project, starring Mary Wilson of The Supremes! This event will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, October 12 at the Florissant Civic Center Theatre, Parker Road at Waterford Drive. This concert blends the multi-media of rare audio and video from Lena Horne’s life with the narration of James Gavin, author of Stormy Weather. Stormy Weather is a “living, breathing biography” combining story, song and visual images to give us the defining portrait of and American icon.

Historical Novelist Sharon Kay Penman Reads at County Library

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For information or tickets, please call 314.921.5678 or visit www.florissantfinearts. com. Tickets are $27 for adults and $25 for students/seniors. You won’t want to miss this evening of exciting entertainment, and don’t wait to get your tickets for our next two shows in the Applause/Applause series! The Official Blues Brothers Revue, Sanctioned by Dan Ackroyd and The Belushi Estate on October 15 and A Classic Irish Christmas starring Andy Cooney on December 4. Call 314.921.5678 for additional information and tickets.

The St. Louis County Library Foundation and Left Bank Books are pleased to present bestselling historical fiction writer Sharon Kay Penman for a discussion and signing of her new novel “Lionheart” at 7 p.m. on Monday, October 10, at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The program is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event from Left Bank Books. From New York Times-bestselling novelist Sharon Kay Penman, “Lionheart” is a stunning story of a great medieval warrior-king, the accomplished and controversial son of Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine: Richard, Coeur de Lion. They were called "The Devil’s Brood," though never to their faces. They were the four surviving sons of Henry Plantagenet and Eleanor of Aquitaine. With two such extraordinary parents, much was expected of them. But the eldest would turn on his father and, like his brother Geoffrey, meet an early death. When Henry died, Richard would take the throne and, almost immediately, set off for the

Holy Land. This was the Third Crusade, and it would be characterized by warfare among the Christians and extraordinary campaigns against the Saracens. In “Lionheart,” Sharon Kay Penman displays her remarkable mastery of historical detail and her acute understanding of human foibles. The result is a powerful story of intrigue, war, and diplomacy, played out against the roiling conflicts of love and loyalty, passion and treachery. Sharon Kay Penman is the author of seven critically acclaimed historical novels: “The Sunne in Splendour,” “Here be Dragons,” “Falls the Shadow,” “The Reckoning,” “When Christ and his Saints Slept,” “Time and Chance,” and “Devil’s Brood.” She has also written four medieval mysteries. Her first was “The Queen’s Man,” a finalist for an Edgar Award for Best First Mystery from the Mystery Writers of America. Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314.994.3300 or visit www.slcl. org.


September 21, 2011

Communities In Action Forum NCCU and St. Louis Community College are partnering to present “Communities in Action” from 9 a.m. to noon on Thursday, September 22 on the Campus of Florissant Valley Community College in the Student Center. The forum will be moderated by Laurna Godwin, co-owner of Vector Communications. The three topics will include policing, education and financial services. Policing • Police Chief Tim Fitch, St. Louis County Police Department • Police Chief William Kara-

bas, Florissant Police Department • Police Chief Carl Wolf, Hazelwood Police Department • Mr. Wesley Bell, Associate Professor and Program Coordinator Criminal Justice, Florissant Valley Community College Education • Dr. Steve Price, Superintendent, Hazelwood School District • Dr. Art McCoy, Superintendent, Ferguson-Florissant School District • Dr. Stanton Lawrence, Normandy School District • Former Senator Rita Days,

St. Louis County Election Director Financial Services • Mr. James Watson, President, Midwest Bank Centre • Mr. Alex Fennoy, Senior Vice President, Midwest Bank Centre • Mr. Jeffrey Forrest, Instructor and Department Chair Business Administration, Florissant Valley Community College Registration is required. To reserve your spot, please call 314.984.7777 and refer to NCCA 700.500. For more information, please contact Rance Thomas at 314.238.6828.

A Plaque Dedication for the Late Mayor James J. Eagan Mayor Thomas P. Schneider is pleased to announce that at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, September 26, the city of Florissant will dedicate another plaque through the Walk Thru History program. The dedication will be in the front of City Hall, 955 rue St. Francois. This plaque dedication will honor the late Mayor James J. Eagan. He served as mayor for the city of Florissant from 1963 until his death in November 2000. He was the first mayor elected under the 1963 charter and had the responsibility of reorganizing and bringing the city govern-

ment in compliance with the new charter. He was respected for his commitment to the rule of law and ordinances were strictly enforced during his administration. A lawyer and judge, he served as mayor for 37 years. The Walk Thru History Program began approximately three years ago with the purpose of honoring individuals who have made valuable contributions to the city. This will be the 13th plaque installed since the program started. For information please contact the Mayor’s office at 314.839.7601.

New Fall Festival Offers Free Family Fun

The city of Maryland Heights will hold its first Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24, and the event promises free fun for all ages. The festivities begin at 1 p.m. at Vago Park and include: • Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center blood drive from 1-5 p.m. (call the Maryland Heights Centre for an appointment and be entered into a drawing for a $25 gift card to the Maryland Heights Centre) • Health information booth by Walgreens Take Care Clinic • Presentation of the 2011 Vol-

unteer of the Year Award • Fun walk held by the Maryland Heights Easy Striders • Kids' activity area sponsored by Pattonville PTO • Games by 62 Sports Group (Mega Mountain Obstacle, Kid Combo – Buccaneer, Rainbow Bounce, Bubbleworks, Football Toss Carnival Game, Soccer Shot Carnival Game) • 10 – 15 carnival games • Food by Classic Red Hots and Kona Ice On the Edward Jones Entertainment Stage:

• 1 p.m.: Just Kids from The Patt Holt Singers • 1:30 p.m.: Connection from The Patt Holt Singers presents a Disney Spectacular • 2:30 p.m.: Maryland Heights Community Dance Centre • 3 p.m.: Christian the Magician • 4 p.m.: Dog Contest sponsored by Love a Golden Rescue • 5:30 p.m.: Karaoke Contest sponsored by Karaoke Mike • 7-9 p.m.: PowerPlay

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Great Pumpkin Festival

The campus of Morning Star Church will transform into The Great Pumpkin Festival from 4 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, October 9. With activities such as hayrides, pumpkin decorating, a chili cook-off, pumpkin chunkin and bon fires to roast marshmallows, the Great Pumpkin Festival will appeal to individuals and families of all ages. What will be noticeably absent that day, however, are people’s wallets. That’s what sets the Great Pumpkin Festival apart from similar festivals and events in the metro area: Rather than serving as a fundraiser, the event is completely free to the community. For more about Morning Star Church, visit www.mscwired.org.

Cultural Arts Commission Seeking Acts for International Festival The Maryland Heights Cultural Arts Commission is currently accepting music and dance act submissions for the International Festival to be held on February 26, 2012. Previous events have brought Irish song and dance groups; Brazilian music and dance; Haitian dance; colorful arts, crafts and jewelry; delicious international cuisine; and so much more. New performers and vendors are added every year and no two festivals are the same. All submissions MUST be submitted via a CD. CDs must be labeled with group name, group contact, group phone number and number of performers. Submissions should be sent to Maryland Heights Parks and Recreation, c/o Angela Ament, 2344 McKelvey, Maryland Heights, Mo. 63043. For an information inquiry, please email Angela at aament@marylandheights.com Act submission deadline is Monday, Oct. 31.


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September 21, 2011

YMCA Receives $7,900 Grant The Staples Foundation for Learning has awarded the YMCA of Greater St. Louis $7,900 to serve youth and teens at the Emerson Family YMCA. Grant money was used to purchase six new computers, Web cameras, Rosetta Stone software and furniture for the learning lab that provides free instruction in reading and math to first through twelfth grade students who are struggling to keep pace in school. The grant also funds the Y Teen Leaders program at the Emerson Family YMCA, providing youth with leadership training, personal growth, skill and character building development. The teens, in turn, perform community service projects. The Emerson Y served 61 teens through its Youth Leaders initiative in 2010. Caroline Mitchell, director, Y Community Literacy, said the YMCA is deeply grateful to the Staples Foundation for its generous grant. “We place a lot of emphasis on making sure our Learning Labs are conducive to learning and that our buildings are welcoming places that families see as a second home,” she said. “Our goal is to provide a safe haven for young people to give them an opportunity to become confident and competent adults with a sense

of belonging to their community.” YMCA Community Literacy provides one-on-one tutoring and cooperative, small-group classes for youth who are behind in reading and math. Over the past few years the waiting list for Y services averaged 80-90 families, but with assistance from the corporate community, the Y now operates a total of five learning labs. Last year, the Learning Labs program helped more than 200 students improve their reading and math skills, enabling them to keep pace and be more successful in class. On average, students were able to improve two grade levels after completing the Y program. Y Learning Labs is one of four programs provided by YMCA Community Literacy. Each year these programs help about 300 youth improve their reading and math skills; more than 600 parents get support planning their child’s education; and more than 125 adults learn to read and/or speak English proficiently. For more information, please visit www.ymcastlouis.org or call 314.436.1177.

Serendipitous St. Louis Couples Sought for Author Event What role does “location” play in strangers meeting and falling in love? What is it about a public place like a city park or museum that can open two strangers’ hearts and change their lives forever? In Ariel Sabar’s Heart of the City: Nine Stories of Love & Serendipity on the Streets of New York, he shares the stories of nine couples – from the 1940s to the present – who met in one of New York’s iconic public places. These stories include a handsome Texas sailor who offers dinner to a runaway in Central Park; the Midwestern college girl who stops a cop in Times Square for advice; the Brooklyn man on a midnight subway who helps a weary tourist find her way; and the graduate student who encounters an unexpected object of beauty at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. For Sabar’s author program, 1 p.m. on November 7, at the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival (to take place at

the JCC Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur, #2 Millstone Campus Dr.) organizers want to include similar stories of couples who met in St. Louis’ public places. But they need the public’s help. St. Louis couples who were complete strangers and met under serendipitous circumstances, fell in love, and either got married or are still together today are encouraged to send their stories to St. Louis Jewish Book Festival Director Marcia Evers Levy at: mlevy@jccstl. org. Couples from all walks of life and backgrounds are invited to share their stories, and they just might be invited to be guests of honor, and win a prize, at Sabar's Festival presentation on November 7. Ariel Sabar is one of more than 30 authors being presented by the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival. The 11day, November festival kicks off at 7 p.m. on November 6 at the Jewish Community Center – Staenberg Family Complex, #2 Millstone Drive, with legendary actor, director and producer Alan Arkin as the keynote speaker. The festival is filled with author events on a variety of topics,

in addition to musical events, a teen event and much more. Each author presentation is followed by an audience question-and-answer session. Books are available onsite at the festival bookstore, and the authors stay afterwards to sign copies. Tickets may be purchased individually for each program or as a festival series package that permits access to all speakers. Tickets are available by phone at 314442-3299; online at www.brownpapertickets.com; and in person at both JCC facilities, the Staenberg Family Complex in Creve Coeur and the Marilyn Fox Building in Chesterfield. Series Tickets and Series PLUS Tickets are on sale now. The festival brochure will be available Oct. 1, and individual program tickets will go on sale at that time. Call 314.442.3299 or visit www.stljewishbookfestival.org for more information on the festival, tickets, and a complete schedule of authors appearing at the 2011 festival. For information on how to become a Festival Sponsor, please call 314.442.3152.

Volunteers Needed

Christian Hospital is calling out for volunteers that can do a significant amount of walking to run errands within the hospital. Discover the rewards of volunteering! If you’re looking for a rewarding way to spend your time, volunteering at Christian Hospital is an ideal match. Volunteer positions are available in many different areas. You’ll meet a variety of interesting people while making a difference in our community. Applications are available at www.chrisitianhospital.org in the Volunteer Office, located off the hospital’s main lobby. For more information, call the Christian Hospital volunteer office at 314653-5032.

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September 21, 2011

Deaver’s Restaurant & Sports Bar

Derek Deaver opened Deaver’s Restaurant & Sports Bar, 2109 Charbonier Road in Florissant, in 2003. He wanted to establish the best casual family dining experience in the city of Florissant. Since then, the entire staff of Deaver’s has worked hard to provide great food, excellent service, and a fun, friendly atmosphere. Voted Best Neighborhood Bar in North County by the River Front Times, Best Neighborhood Burger by St. Louis Magazine and #1 Bar & Grill in North County by the Suburban Journal readers, Dever is equally as proud of the strong community ties that he has formed while sponsoring and supporting local schools, churches and neighbors. The employees continue to keep up the high service standards that the community has come to expect from the restaurant. Come and visit this family friendly restaurant…they’re here to serve you! Deaver’s is an American style bar/ grill restaurant using only the freshest ingredients. It offers homemade daily specials, fantastic wings, pizzas, and jumbo half-pound burgers. In addition, Dever’s is known for its quality sandwiches, salads, and soups. The restaurant offers a selection of entrees including sirloin, fried shrimp, kabobs, and fish. Compare Deaver’s consistent quality to other “sports bars” and see why their patrons continue to come back time and again. The kids’ meal

includes the meal, drink, and dessert for under $5. Deaver’s is proud to offer a 10 percent discount to seniors, EMT personnel, firefighters and police officers. The private banquet room is perfect for any gathering. Whether it’s a fantasy draft, birthday party or rehearsal dinner, Deaver’s staff can transform the room to your liking. The space is completely private, accommodating up to 50 guests, and there is an attached room that will accommodate 50 more. Whatever the occasion, the staff will work with you to make it a fun, enjoyable, and easy experience. There are many menu options available, just call 314.838.0002 and ask to speak with Nick or Derek, or visit www. deaversrestaurant.com. Come visit and see what all of North County is talking about today!

Quilt Historian Visits Florissant Valley Branch Library Dr. John Oldani will speak about his book, “You Did What In The Ditch? : Folklore of the American Quilter” at the Florissant Valley Branch of St. Louis County Library. The event will happen at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, October 11. The Florissant Valley Branch is located at 195 N. Florissant Rd. S., Florissant, Mo. 63031. The program is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Oldani is well known for his interest in and knowledge of local folklore and traditions. He has established an archive for research with a strong emphasis on the American quilt and the lore surrounding its history. Oldani has produced quilt shows, served as a judge at national shows, and has written and spoken on the meaning of the American quilt as seen through folklore. He is familiar to St. Louisans for his frequent appearances on radio, especially KMOX. Not just for quilters, “You Did What in the Ditch?” examines the vocabulary, sayings, folk beliefs, superstitions, historical significance and even the graffiti of the American quilter. Books will be available for purchase and signing. No registration is required. For more information please call 314.994.3300. Program sites are accessible. Upon two weeks’ notice, accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities. Contact St. Louis County Library by phone 314.994.3300, or visit www.slcl.org.

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Events for Area Seniors For more information about any of the events listed below, please call the Florissant Senior Office at 314.839.7604. • September 23 is the city of Florissant Senior Dance. All seniors – residents and nonresidents, are invited to the event, which will be held from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $6 and may be purchased in the Senior Office at Florissant City Hall. The popular Michael Lacey Band will play for your listening and dancing pleasure! Light snacks will be provided. Beer and wine will be available for purchase. Call the Florissant Senior Office at 314.839.7604 for more information. • October 4 is the first day for flu shots, available for residents and nonresidents. The city of Florissant will offer two flu shot days. The first flu shots will be given from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4 held at the James J. Eagan Center. The second flu shot event will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the JFK Center in Koch Park. • October 13 is the city of Florissant Senior Citizen Trip to Cahokia Mounds and Roemer Topf Restaurant. Learn about one of the greatest cities in the world, Cahokia Mounds, through the Interpretive Center and Exhibit Gallery. Enjoy an authentic German Dinner at Roemer Topf Restaurant in Mascoutah, Ill. The trip is $28 for Florissant residents and $30 for non-residents. Buses leave the Eagan Center at 10 a.m. and return around 4 p.m. Tickets are available in the Florissant Senior Office in Florissant City Hall. For more information, call 314.839.7604 • October 27 is the Halloween Party for Florissant seniors only. Senior citizens enjoy a wonderful Halloween Party with lunch, entertainment, a costume contest, attendance prizes and Bingo. The event takes place from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are just $7 and available at the Senior Office at Florissant City Hall. Bring your resident card and sign up today.


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September 21, 2011

Ferguson McDonald’s Opens with New Design McDonald’s is reinvesting in the Ferguson area and recently unveiled a newly renovated McDonald’s restaurant. The restaurant is located at 9131 West Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63136. The new look reflects McDonald’s building design across the U.S. The interior is designed to be contemporary, comfortable and provides seating zones to fit customers’ needs. Natural finishes can be found in the lobby and on the exterior of the building. To enhance the customers experience two flat screen TV’s have been added along with free Wi-Fi service for customer convenience. The addition of a double drive-thru lane will help deliver fast, accurate and friendly service to residents who are on the go.

Recent Ribbon Cutting: Dunkin’ Donuts Dunkin' Donuts recently celebrated its grand opening in Florissant. The store is located at 8471A North Lindbergh. Former St. Louis Ram and current Fox Sports Network commentator D’Marco Farr, Mayor Thomas Schneider and members of the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce were present for the grand opening, which benefited TEAM Food Pantry, a volunteer organization that provides supplemental food and household items to needy families in the Florissant-Hazelwood community. Approximately 50 members of the Hazelwood Central High School band performed. As part of its commitment to the people and communities in which it operates, Dunkin’ Donuts donated $1,000 to Team Food Pantry to help support fall food drives. The new restaurant is owned by Jay Patel, who currently operates a Dunkin’ Donuts/Baskin Robbins in Washington, Mo. A St. Louis resident for more than 20 years, Patel plans to open a total of 10 new Dunkin’ Donuts in the St. Louis area. "I am proud to serve the hard-working people of Missouri, and hope that the Florissant Dunkin’ Donuts will become a popular destination and an everyday ritual for guests looking

“SBA and Rural Business Success” Rural small businesses are critical to America’s economy. Rural communities support our food and energy production, scientific research and safeguard our natural resources. The U.S. Small Business Administration has made a commitment to help rural businesses continue to innovate and create jobs. Outside high traffic areas, small businesses some-

for high-quality coffee, baked goods and snacks,” Patel said. The new Florissant location will be open from 5 a.m. – 10 p.m., seven days a week. It employs approximately 45 crew members and features a modern look that provides a fresh, friendly, vibrant, and engaging environment for guests. Complete with a warm interior color palette, the restaurant offers comfortable indoor and outdoor guest seating and atmospheric lighting. Additionally, the restaurant has a drive-thru for faster service.

times need our help to blossom. Take Fat Brain Toy Company, in Elkhorn, Nebraska - where thousands of children’s ideas and adventures are hatched. Fat Brain Toys develops and sells games and toys that challenge kids. About eight years ago, Mark Carson's 10 year old son, Adam, got a magnetic building toy set for his birthday. Armed with some birthday cash, Adam hopped on the internet to find a larger set. Soon frustrated, he turned to his father, a web developer by trade, with an idea: why don't we create a place where we can sell this toy? The company’s first holiday season was treated as a family hobby; they all pitched in to ship toys from the basement. But a few months later Carson and his wife, Karen, attended a New York toy fair. Struck by the clear difference between specialty and mass-produced toys and knowing consumers would never see specialty toys in stores, they became determined to build an easy-access online website. Seeking a

seasonal line of credit for inventory purchases in time for the 2005 holiday season, Fat Brain Toys received SBA-backed financing through Pinnacle Bank of Omaha. That boost allowed them to reach the next level. In 2006, Fat Brain began developing and testing its own line of educational toys - today sold in the Smithsonian and New York’s Metropolitan Museum gift shops, as well as high-end toy retailers. Since the loan, full-time staff has more than doubled; part-time workers have increased from 12 to 20. The company moved to a strip mall warehouse in Elkhorn and opened a storefront in Omaha; a print catalog compliments its online presence, where it receives most toy orders for children in the U.S. and beyond. This year the President established a White House Rural Council with one goal of accelerating rural economic growth. A recent council report highlights the SBA’s key accomplishments to date. Last year, the SBA helped put nearly $3 billion into the hands of 10,000 rural small business owners and mentored or trained over 1 million people through SBA’s vast network of Small Business Development Centers, Women Business Centers, and SCORE chapters. But the SBA has been tasked to do more. The SBA recently announced a commitment to drive $350 million of investment capital through existing Small Business Investment Companies into rural small businesses over the next five years. Additionally, the SBA and USDA will launch a series of Rural Private Equity and Venture Capital conferences to connect investors with rural small businesses ready to grow. The SBA knows that America’s ideas are everywhere. Wherever you reside, I encourage you to contact us through www.sba.gov or your local SBA district office with your idea.


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HSD Fall Family Festival The Hazelwood Fall Family Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, September 22 at Hazelwood East Middle School, 1865 Dunn Road, St. Louis, Mo. 63138. The Hazelwood Fall Family Festival is open to all District students from pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade as well as to their families. Parents can participate in conversations with and receive information from supplemental educational service providers, take part in a tutoring provider fair, a community resource fair and

sample learning activities to use at home. Students can take part in a book walk, get their faces painted, listen to stories and enjoy music and more. Hot dogs and beverages will be served from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Hazelwood East High School cheerleaders and mascots from Hazelwood Central and Hazelwood West high schools will mingle with the crowd. All children attending the festival must be accompanied by an adult.

Sanford-Brown College Supports American Diabetes Association Sanford -Brown College changes lives one step at a time. As a sponsor of the American Diabetes Association Step –Out and Walk campaign, Sanford-Brown College supports their mission to encourage people affected by diabetes to become physically active. To date, the college system has raised more than $80,000 to support this cause. At Sanford-Brown College, we understand the

importance of being an active member of the community we serve and are committed to living up to our responsibilities. Today, there are over 30 private colleges and schools bearing the name Sanford-Brown. The growth and expansion of our network of studentfocused, career-centric campuses continues to serve communities across the United States.

Trivia Night The Trinity Catholic High School Alumni Thespians are holding a Trivia Night on Saturday, October 1 in the cafeteria at Holy Name of Jesus parish. The cost is $120 for a table of eight with beer and soda included in the cost of admission. The doors will open at 6 p.m. and the questions will begin at 7 p.m. Players must be 21 years or older to attend. For more information, or to make reservations, call Diane Merz at 314.869.6371 or

e-mail at dianemerz@sbcglobal.net. The event is a fundraiser for the group’s annual musical production. This school year the Alumni Thespians will present Godspell February 3-5, 2012 at Trinity. The Alumni Thespians is a group of alums from Trinity and its predecessor schools – Mercy, Aquinas, Rosary and Aquinas-Mercy who stage a musical production each year along with the current Trinity students.

Trinity Treasures Dinner and Auction Mark your calendars now for the Trinity Treasures Dinner Auction Saturday, October 22 at Trinity Catholic High School, 1720 Redman Rd., St. Louis, MO 63138. The evening will begin with Mass at 4:30 p.m. and the auction will begin at 5:30 p.m. The cost is $50 person. This is Trinity’s biggest fundraiser of the year and a great way

for parents, alums and other friends of Trinity to enjoy an evening out and help Trinity at the same time. There will be silent and live auctions, raffles, dinner and an open bar. For more information, or to make a reservation, please call Dan Grumich in the Trinity Advancement Office at 314.741.1333, ext: 223.

HSD Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative Offering Parent Program

The Hazelwood School District’s Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative is hosting a researchbased program for parents focused on preventing drug use and developing healthier relationships with their children. Guiding Good Choices® is an interactive program for parents of children in grades 4-8 coordinated by the HSD Safe SchoolsHealthy Students Initiative. An informational meeting is scheduled from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on October 3 at the HSD Learning Center, 15955 New Halls Ferry Road. Child care will be provided. Through Guiding Good Choices, parents can expect to learn specific strategies to help children avoid drug use, learn to set clear family guidelines on drugs and learn and practice skills to strengthen family bonds and help children develop healthy behaviors. The Safe Schools-Healthy Students Initiative, a program grant awarded to HSD in 2008 by the U.S. Department of Education, supports the District’s efforts to create safe learning environments that promote healthy childhood development, as well as preventing youth violence and drug use. For more details about Guiding Good Choices, please call the HSD Family Outreach Center at 314.953.5160.

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To raise money for high school athletic programs, the Hazelwood School District and the St. Louis Rams are working together on a special ticket promotion. Parents and community members can purchase tickets for the St. Louis Rams vs. New Orleans Saints game scheduled for October 30 for $45. The price includes a food voucher valued at $10. Approximately 500 tickets are available; cash only. Tickets can be bought at Hazelwood Central, Hazelwood East and Hazelwood West high schools in the Activities office by October 1. Tim Williams, activities director at Hazelwood West High School, said the partnership with the Rams is beneficial to each high school. “One of the benefits is being able to buy equipment or do things that need to be done but we don’t have the money for it in the budget. The money raised can be helpful to all teams in our high schools,” said Williams. “We’re very happy to partner with the Hazelwood School District,” said Matt Honerkamp, group sales executive with the Rams. “Community involvement is important to the Rams. Not only do we get to work with Hazelwood, it allows us to introduce ourselves to the community. Our school initiatives and fundraisers have been very successful because it’s a win-win for the school district and the Rams,” said Honerkamp. “The Rams want to build relationships with high schools, their athletes and coaches. They are a professional sports team and they know that a key to being successful is working with high schools and students,” said Williams. To purchase tickets, contact Hazelwood Central High School at 314.953.5435; Hazelwood East High School at 314.953.5635; or Hazelwood West High School at 314.953.5835.


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Learn & Play

September 21, 2011

Statepoint Crossword Theme: TV Families

Oldest Pick: The Un-Forgotten Coat Hello, Friends: Newsbee’s the name, reading’s my game. Each month, I select three books - preschool through eighth grade - chosen to fit a particular theme. These are my Book Buzz Picks and I announce them in the newspaper. A honey of an idea, don’t you think? What better place to introduce kids to good books than on the pages of their local newspaper? 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!

For information, we rely on textbooks, but when students from other countries share our schools, opportunities abound for cultural learning. Mongolia isn’t a place, Julie, the narrator of “The Unforgotten Coat,” by Frank Cottrell Boyce, knows anything about. But Julie O’Connor learns lots about the Asian locale when two boys from Mongolia join her for year six at her school near Liverpool, England. Years after Julie graduates from her elementary school, she returns to visit with her teacher, and finds out the mystery behind Chingis and Nergui, brothers from a faraway land who appointed Julie their official “Good Guide.” As a child, the information and Polaroid pictures they share fascinate Julie, and getting to know the boys changes her. Suddenly she’s interested in knowing more about the steppe, and the portable bamboo palace. As Julie introduces the boys to British life, she also discovers more about her school environment. Things aren’t at all what they seem in “The Unforgotten Coat,” and Julie has much to learn about global issues – what she discovers makes for a book that will appeal to adults as well as students – a read that’s amazing in its originality by the author of “Cosmic,” a previous Book Buzz Pick. Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2011. 

ACROSS 1. Divisions of a family or clan 6. Threat to illegal aliens 9. Greek goddess of youth, wife of Hercules 13. Whitman’s famous flower 14. *Homer Simpson’s exclamation 15. Craze 16. Pleasant odor

17. Spermatozoa counterpart 18. Tear-jerker 19. Treat cruelly 21. *Nora plus 5 kids 23. CD-___ 24. Among 25. Adam’s famous part 28. Often served hot with sushi

30. Relating to skin 35. *The Formans’ son on “That ‘70s Show” 37. *The Cunninghams had only one on “Happy Days” 39. *Dora the Explorer’s cousin 40. Actress Sofer’s given name 41. “Or else” in music 43. Mountain goat terrain 44. Render harmless 46. Upper layer of earth’s crust 47. “The Simpsons” palindrome 48. *Ozzie or Harriet 50. *Where Stewie sleeps on “Family Guy” 52. Buddhist doctrine 53. Done before wash? 55. Xanthan ___ 57. *Jim Bob and Michelle plus 19 kids 61. Make one a sir, e.g. 65. Embryo cradles 66. Pen ___ 68. Slobber 69. Frantic 70. Under the weather 71. Churchill/Roosevelt/Stalin meeting site 72. Throat-clearing sound

73. Tax helper 74. Sometimes used to describe dragon DOWN 1. Block 2. Irish name of Ireland 3. Walk, as through mud 4. Less wild 5. *Lynette and Tom plus 6 kids 6. America’s choice 7. Thanksgiving time 8. Medieval oboe 9. Beefcake 10. Fourth largest Great Lake 11. Uncouth person 12. European sea eagles 15. Bowed out, as in cards 20. Idealized image 22. Assistance 24. Plane discomfort 25. *Thomas family friend on “What’s Happening!!” 26. _____ Adler, Sherlock Holmes’ romantic interest? 27. Twofold

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29. Mistletoe tradition 31. Puerto ____ 32. *Fred or Ethel 33. Popular jewelry stone 34. Enter user name and password 36. Lightning McQueen movie 38. The one with pants on fire 42. Done to printer cartridge 45. Artwork of many pieces 49. Neither here ___ there 51. *Al and Peggy plus kids 54. Gelatin 56. No such thing as this type of victory? 57. Russian governmental agency 58. The Beehive State 59. DNA segment 60. Sinister 61. Singer Fitzgerald 62. Western cord necktie 63. Lesotho money 64. Distinctive elegance 67. One of a range in Europe See answers on page 21

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Movie

September 21, 2011

“I Don’t Know How She Does It” Leaving her endless quest for Jimmy Choo shoes and Prada handbags behind, Sarah Jessica Parker is quite charming as a mom who wants to have it all in “I Don’t Know How She Does It.” Based on the novel by Allison Pearson, this comedy highlights the struggles of the modern working woman to balance the need for a paycheck with being there when the kids need her. Parker is Kate Reddy, a junior-level financial execu-

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tive who is trying to get her big break. Called one of the best people in the industry, Kate has to play office politics to stay one step ahead of the people that want to see her fail. Kate’s passion for her work is only matched by her love for her husband Richard (Greg Kinnear) and their two kids. She doesn’t want to miss moments like birthday parties and first haircuts, but her job forces Kate to travel a lot, especially when she is working on the biggest deal of her career. Although Carrie Bradshaw, Sarah Jessica Parker’s “Sex and the City” character, lives in a fantasy world of martinis and high fashion, Kate Reddy of “I Don’t Know How She Does it” is a person that speaks to every working man and woman out there. Parker brings a real manic energy to the role, showing how Kate balances career demands with caring for the family. The smart choice would be for Kate to stop working long hours, but she refuses to quit doing everything for her family and career. The male characters in “I Don’t Know How She Does It” are less sharply drawn than Kate Reddy. As Richard, Kate’s husband, Greg Kinnear doesn’t appear to be a team-player. Instead of focusing his energies on his own start-up business, it would make more sense for Richard to devote all his time to the kids to give Kate some breathing room. Pierce Brosnan’s character also is a little fuzzy around the edges, but still interesting. As financial

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wizard Jack Ablehammer, Brosnan is married to his work, but Kate shows him what he has been missing on the family front. “I Don’t Know How She Does It” is sweet and funny and quite relevant for the 21st Century. Sarah Jessica Parker is a great actress and roles like this one suit her much better than yet another trip into the fictional “Sex and the City” playground. “I Don’t Know How She Does It,” rated PG-13 for sexual references throughout, currently is playing in theaters.


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September 21, 2011

Sports You See... With Gary B. Rascals Come up Short in Championship Playing Conditions Were not the Best The River City Rascals was the Frontier League Champion in 2010. In the year 2011 the team will finish second Playing in Joliet, Ill. on a cold, rainy evening this past Sunday, the Rascals were unable to mount a comeback after pulling within one run of tying the ball game and the Slammers won the Frontier League Championship. Doug Sanders of the River City team scored, making the score 6-5 on an error by the first baseman who dropped the throw on a ground ball by Logan Parker. That was as close as the Rascals would get. The regular season Frontier League MVP Stephen Holdren came to the plate with two out in the top of the ninth but was unable to reach safely, grounding out to the first baseman. River City went to starter Zach Sterner, who was pitching on two days rest, to begin the game on a rainy night in Joliet. The game's start was delayed by 43 minutes getting under way a little after 5:45 p.m. Sterner was able to pitch three scoreless innings when the game was again delayed by the weather. After action resumed, the Rascals’ offense scored three runs in the game’s fifth inning. Slammers’ starter Jake Renshaw came out to pitch after the 2 hour and 29 minute rain delay. Danny Sawyer, making his fourth consecutive trip to the Frontier League Championship, led off the inning and was hit by a pitch. After a Doug Sanders single, Chris McClendon knocked in two runs with a two-out double. Parker pushed McClendon across with a double of his own. The Rascals got back in the lead in the top of the sixth inning. Jareck West stroked a one-out triple that rolled to the wall, scoring Joash Brodin, who started the inning with a single. Things fell apart for River City in the bottom of the seventh inning. After recording two outs, Joliet's designated hitter Erik Lis delivered a double that scored one run, because a Slammers player fell down rounding third. With the runner at third a wild pitch by Zach Robertson scored the go-ahead run. Lis came around to score after a single by Kyle Maunus who was thrown out at second trying to

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stretch his hit into a double. The Slammers brought in closer Ryan Quigley to close out the game. Quigley recorded his fifth save of the playoffs. Go to www.RiverCityRascals.com to get updates. (info from Rascal’s website) ~~~Impressive two years Rams Start Season on a Hurtful Game Rams 13 - Philadelphia Eagles 31 The first play of the regular season for the St. Louis club went for a touch down. That was about the only bright moment of the game. Running back Steven Jackson (pictured) took a handoff and went to the left of the center and didn’t stop for 47 yards until crossing the end zone for the first and only touch down of the game for his club. Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo put the game in perspective. “I want to go back to the beginning of the game and remember the tribute, this country, what happened 10 years ago,” he said on the tenth anniversary of 9-11. “Sometimes, I’m probably just as guilty as anybody you get so wrapped up in this business and wins and losses. But something really important happened 10 years ago and I just kind of want to throw that out and let everybody know that I thought that was a special tribute.” Players who left early because of injuries: Tackle Jason Smith twisted his ankle. Wide receiver Danny Amendola dislocated his left elbow Quarterback Sam Bradford hurt finger Running back Steven Jackson had a quadricep injury on the first offensive play of the game NEXT RAMS HOME GAMES: September 25: 3:05 p.m., against the Baltimore Ravens October 2: Noon, against the Washington Redskins October 30: Noon, against the New Orleans Saints November 20: 3:05 p.m., against the Seattle Seahawks November 27: Noon, against the Arizona Cardinals Check the latest news at www.stlouisrams.com ~~~Back home this weekend

“Over the Fence”

Learning from Mistakes “People get the kind of government they deserve,” or words to that effect have been uttered by many famous people. It appears a reasonable example of a truism. It’s also an allusion to the reason for the caliber of politicians we’ve been electing lately. This also touches on many mistakes we make unrelated to politics such as buying car warranties from shady phone solicitors, borrowing money from loan sharks with storefronts, marrying too young, ignoring stop signs and driving 50 mph in a school zone. Yet somebody is always doing these things no matter how much they’re warned against doing them. When I was a boy, I built a ramp to jump my bicycle from, which was before anyone heard of Evel Kneivel. I soared into the air and broke the bicycle frame when I landed. Bicycles weren’t made for such shenanigans

back then. But in spite of being warned by my angry father, I did it again after he paid to have the bicycle repaired. After the second jump that severed the first repair, I did without the bicycle for a month. This was during the summer months when school was out and the living was easy…well…maybe not so easy. Doing without a bicycle was torture. I would have preferred the old woodshed/razor strap punishment. “We learn from our mistakes,” is said by some to be another truism. For me, it took two mistakes. Sometimes three or four, but I was a boy. After I grew up, I tried to keep them down to one…or two. For instance, I didn’t get married a second time. I learned by watching friends that tried it two or three times. Boy, am I smart or what? Another truism: “Better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all.” Maybe I’m not so smart. A young man of my acquaintance chose to move in and live with significant others. He believed that a trial period was necessary to avoid marrying the wrong person; probably because his generation was rampant with divorces. After three significant others, he is again living alone.

One might call this learning from other people’s mistakes by making newer versions. Perhaps he should invest in a furniture moving business. Another acquaintance lived with her abusive boyfriend for nearly 10 years. They decided to get married in spite of warnings from friends. It lasted almost six months. They ended up divorced and hating each other. Perhaps this mistake would be in the old “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it,” category. Another truism? I thought they may have learned something from it. Perhaps I was wrong. After whirlwind courtships, they each married someone else. My first marriage was a whirlwind courtship. A short time after the “I Do’s,” it was all downhill. We were both warned by our parents. We didn’t listen. Love is blind…also deaf. My bride, who shared this mistake, remarried the same day our divorce was final. She had been warned that her new fiancé was a deadbeat. That’s one mistake compounded by another. The fact is I’ve never encountered anyone that hasn’t made life-changing mistakes. I’ve met several that claimed they didn’t. I didn’t accuse them of being in denial, however. The fact that they believed this or expected others to believe it was a big mistake but perhaps I’m mistaken. Jesus of Nazareth is said to have annoyed King Herod and warned he would suffer for it if he continued. He continued and was crucified. Was that a mistake? Better ask his Father.


Editorial

September 21, 2011

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Happy Anniversary, Jim! My husband, Jim, and I are celebrating our 21st wedding anniversary tomorrow. Now to some of you, that might seem like just a drop in the bucket, but these days a 21-year marriage is quite an achievement. I am happy and proud to say that I still look forward to my husband’s homecoming each evening, and after 21 years, he is still my BFF. So what do you get for your soul mate, your heart’s desire, your one and only on your 21st wedding anniversary? If you follow the traditional gift guide, nothing is listed. Excuse me? Nothing? In fact, if you follow the tradition gift guide, we shouldn’t exchange gifts until we’ve reached our 25th anniversary, and then only every five years. I just ripped up the traditional gift guide. Although, the modern gift guide isn’t much better. That calls for brass or nickel. Hmmm…we do need some new light fixtures in the house. Let’s get back to the traditional gifts for a minute. Our good friends Steve and Phyllis will give their lovely daughter, Emily, in marriage on September 24. And our good friends Bob and Cathy will give their wonderful son, Rob, in marriage (I guess…do parents “give” a son in marriage?) in 2012. I think these young adults should be prepared when it comes to their first wedding anniversary, so here we go. This is just a sampling from the “Traditional Wedding Gifts” list: first anniversary - paper; second – cotton, third – leather, fourth – fruit/flowers, fifth – wood, tenth – tin/aluminum, fifteenth – crystal, twentieth – china, twenty-fifth – silver, etc. For heaven’s sake, following this list, a wife wouldn’t be able to experience a girl’s best friend until her 60th wedding anniversary! I’d be 85 by the time he gave me a diamond anniversary band. Now, I’m not a gift-hog or anything, but I do enjoy a gift with some thought

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behind it. And after 21 years, I’d like a little more than a piece of paper, a cotton swab, a piece of leather, some fruit, a tree, a coffee mug, something to put the coffee mug on or…nothing. Well, let’s check out the Modern Wedding Gifts list. The first anniversary calls for clocks. Not something I’d choose myself, but at least it’s not paper. The second is quite a step up-china, followed by crystal, appliances, silverware, candy, desk sets, bronze, linen/ lace, and leather. Twenty-two years of marriage on the modern list earns us an old penny. Copper. The modern gift for the 22nd anniversary is copper. Guys, and gals for that matter, if you want to hold on to your honey, skip the appliances and the desk sets (fourth and seventh anniversaries respectively), and go for something a little more romantic. Diamonds are still a long way off on the modern list, but at least I have a shot at the 30th anniversary. I have great gift ideas for my best guy. Unfortunately, they all require more money than I make in a year. I’d love to be able to send him to the Richard Petty School of Racing, or buy a Marina Blue 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible, and I know if he won the lottery, the first thing he’d do is buy me a 1959 Cadillac Convertible. So what will we do to celebrate? What we’ve done every year since the birth of our son, Christopher. We take the kids to Grandma’s in Quincy, Ill., and Jim and I head to Jacksonville, Ill. It’s a day filled with classic cars, an evening alone at a nice restaurant, followed by an enchanting night (alone!) in a hotel room. We’d like to say that we sleep in until 10 a.m., but after you’ve had kids, that just doesn’t happen. It’s far from traditional, and even further from modern. It’s the oldest and most wonderful gift of all – the gift of us.

Score Big with Game Day Recipes

(Family Features) One of the most fun things about this time of year for my family is getting to cheer on our favorite sports teams. High school, college and professional – there’s always a favorite to root for or an underdog to cheer on.

Prime Time Pepperoni Pizza “Pie” Makes 8 servings Ingredients: - 1 unbaked 9-inch (4-cup volume) frozen pie shell - 1 package (8 ounces) shredded Italian-blend cheese, divided - 2 ounces thinly sliced pepperoni (about 20 to 30, 1 1/2- to - 2-inch diameter slices), cut into quarters, divided - 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk - 3 large eggs, beaten

- 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour - 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves - 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder Directions: 1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. 2. SPRINKLE 1 cup cheese and half of pepperoni pieces onto bottom of pie shell. 3. WHISK evaporated milk, eggs, flour, basil and garlic powder in medium bowl until blended. Pour mixture into pie shell. Sprinkle with remaining

cheese. Decorate top with remaining pepperoni pieces and any other topping you like. Place quiche on baking sheet (if pie pan is made of aluminum foil). 4. BAKE for 40 to 45 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool for 5 minutes before serving. TIP: Choose 1/4 cup of any of your favorite toppings (such as chopped onions, red or green peppers or sliced black olives) and add as topping with the remaining pepperoni pieces.

Pepper Jack Cheesy Mac Makes 6 servings

Ingredients: - 2 cups (8 ounces) dry elbow macaroni - 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded cheddar cheese - 2 cups (8 ounces) shredded Pepper Jack cheese, divided - 1 can (12 fluid ounces) Nestlé Carnation Evaporated Milk - 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper - 1/2 to 1 cup broken tortilla chips (your choice of color) - 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional)

Directions: 1. PREHEAT oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 2 1/2quart casserole dish. 2. COOK macaroni in large saucepan according to package directions; drain. Return to saucepan. 3. ADD cheddar cheese, 1 1/2 cups Pepper Jack cheese, evaporated milk and black pepper to macaroni; stir until combined. Pour into prepared casserole dish. Combine remaining 1/2 cup Pepper Jack cheese, tortilla chips and red pepper flakes in small bowl. Sprinkle over top. Cover tightly with foil. 4. BAKE for 20 minutes. Uncover; bake for an additional 10 minutes or until lightly browned.

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Church Sept. 24: 6:30 p.m. St. Mark’s United Methodist Churches 8th annual Trivia Night 315 Graham Road, Florissant, MO 63031. $10 per person, 10 to a table Free babysitting by certified staff. Please call 314-837-9404 for a table and to sign up for the babysitting before September 20. Sept. 24: 7 p.m. Gospel Singing New Beginnings Worship Center at 108 Birdie Hills Rd., St. Peters will host a gospel singing featuring the Final Authority. Free admission. For more information call 636-5442030 or 636-397-2959. Oct. 1 and every 1st Sat. of the month all year long: Basement/ Breakfast/Tailgate Sale

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At Northside Christian Church, 9635 Hwy. 367 (Lewis & Clark Blvd.), St. Louis, MO. Pancakes & sausage or 2 biscuits & gravy, juice & coffee. Extra sausage is 50 cents more. Church basement sale with lots of new items and tailgate sale to sell your own treasures. Times: Basement/Tailgate is 8 a.m. - Noon; Breakfast is 8-10:30 a.m. Breakfast is $4. A double parking spot for tailgaters is $10. Call 314.868.5722, to reserve your tailgate spot. Tailgate Every Sat. May-Oct. 2011: 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. At Bethel United Church of christ, 14700 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, 63033. Cost $15 per space. Any questions call 314.838.7853 or 314.831.2819. Nov. 13: Annual Harvest Home

Dinner At Zion Lutheran Curch, 2500 North 21st Street, St. Louis, Mo. At this dinner, the Confirmands from 1961 (fifty years ago) will be honored. If you are a member of this class or any other confirmation class from Zion Lutheran Church, will you contact us? Don and Carol Mirth 636.946.5425. Events Sept. 22: 6:30-7:30 p.m. Summer For A Speaker Series “Caring For Your Loved One At Home” Presented by John O’Neill, Owner; Always Best Care Senior Services. At Living Better Adult Day Center, 2032 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights, MO 6304, (At Corner of Dorsett and McKelvey, one block West of I-270). R.S.V.P to 314-5426050. Refreshments will be served. Sept. 24: 1:30 p.m. Trivia. St. Louis Chordinals Annual Trivia At Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church, 12397 Natural Bridge Rd., Bridgeton, Mo. Tickets $10. Tables of eight. Info: Mary at 314.428.8307. September 24: RSC Open House & Live Well Expo

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Renaud Spirit Center (O’Fallon Sports Park, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, 63368). Admission is free. Doors will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., with the free use of recreational facilities. Kids’ face painting, inflatables, balloon artist. Raffles, prizes and light refreshments. 10% discount on new memberships purchased during the day. For more information, go to www.. renaudspir​itcenter.com, or contact Stacey Sumpter at 636.474.8115 or n.mo.us. Or call ssumpter@ofallo​ 636.474.2732. September 25: Celebration of the Creative Art Festival 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Fort Zumwalt Park. Artists, photographers, sculptors, musicians, wine-makers, brewers, gourmet bakers, restaurateurs and others will showcase and sell their work. Admission and parking are free. Kids’ activities and entertainment, tours of the historic Darius Heald Home for $2. For more, visit renaudspiri​ tcenter.com/COT​ C, or contact Darren Granaas at dgranaas@ofallo​n.mo.us or 636-474-8150. Oct. 1: 12 to 5 p.m. Bench Press Contest Fundraiser Max Muscle Sports Nutrition,

Brentwood, Mo. Bench Press Contest fundraiser for Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. $5 per try. Info: Dan Nobel 314.962.0060 or maxmusclebrentwood1@yahoo. com. Oct. 2: St. Louis Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Join the St. Louis Walk for Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) in Tower Grove Park at the Sons of Rest Pavilion. Check-in begins at 10 a.m. and the Walk kicks off at 11 a.m. PKD affects an estimated 600,000 people in the US and over 12.5 million around the world. There is no treatment or cure. To learn more about the St. Louis Chapter for PKD, start, or join a team visit www.pkdcure.org/stlouiswalk or call 1-800-753-2879. Registration is free. Oct. 2: 2–3 p.m., The Saint Louis Chamber Chorus presents “A City’s Song” At the St. Louis Abbey, 500 South Mason Road, Creve Coeur. $28 general admission, $10 students. Info at www.chamberchorus.org. Oct. 2: 4 p.m. House of Refuge Ministries Comedy 4 a Cause $20 per person. Bridgeton Banquet Center, 12259 Natural Bridge Road. Info: www.houseofrefugeministries.net. Oct. 8: 10 a.m. Golf Tournament KlasAct Corvette Club is hosting its 3rd Annual Golf Tournament. At Emerald Greens Golf Course 12385 Larimore Rd. Proceeds benefit annual food drive. Info: Roland T. Hines 314.210.4272. Oct. 9: County Fair Join in the fun at the Academy of the Sacred Heart’s old-fashioned fall festival. Inside and outside children’s games, sports challenges, a marketplace of fall and garden décor, musical entertainment, kettle beef and fried chicken

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dinners, barbecue and more will be available from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the school, located at 619 N. Second St., St. Charles. The kickoff event of the day is a 5K Run and 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk that begins at 8 a.m. For further information, please call 636.946.5632. 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 8397604. • 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. 1962 Hazelwood High School Reunion Graduates from the class of 1962 are invited to attend the 50th Reunion in June 2012. Please contact

Shirley at 314.799.1147 (cell phone) for more info. 1967 Hazelwood High School Reunion: We are looking for classmates of Class of 1967 Hazelwood High School. We are having a 45th reunion in 2012. Please contact Kay at 1967hhshi@gmail.com or 636 7452601 for more information. Every Saturday: 8-10 a.m. Chess Chess is played every Satuurday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. or later, at MidRivers Mall in the food court. Come join us for some interesting games! 3rd Thursday of each month: 12:15 NARFE Chapter 1229 - Meeting for all Active and Retired Federal Employees At Golden Corral, 1850 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO. For more info, call Sandy Luber at 636-4624297. 1st and 3rd Wed.: 7 p.m. St. Charles Area Wood Carvers Diverse group of people has a wide variety of carving skills ranging from novice to professional. Meetings include brief business mtg. followed by carving session. At Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors always welcome! Every Weekend: Orchard Farm Radio Controlled Flying Club Public invited & welcome every

weekend to watch our flying model airplanes. Bring the family. Directions to the field at www.orchardfarmrc.com or call 636.300.1480. Every Thursday Evenings: 7:30 p.m. St. Charles Municipal Band Frontier Park, www.stc-munyband.com. Every 3rd Monday of the Month: 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Watch Visit our wesite for location, http:// ca.groups.yahoo.com/group.neighborhoodwatch_FlorissantMO or call 314.830.6042. Health and Meetings Sept. 21: 9-10 a.m. Exercise Plan for Weight Loss Gena Napier, MD, board certified in family medicine and sports medicine, will join us this morning and will individually discuss ways to fit exercise into your everyday life without having to purchase any extra equipment or spend any money. Free. Jamestown Mall Food Court, Lindbergh and Old

Jamestown Road. Oct. 1: 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Women’s Cancer Awareness Luncheon Bowling Over Cancer Christian Hospital Atrium (11133 Dunn Rd. Paul F. Detrick Bldg.). FREE. Please call to register. Space is limited. 314-747-WELL, or 1-877-747-WELL.

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Sept. 2, 5, & 26. Make up days will be Wed. Sept. 7, 14, & 28. Sept. 30: 2 p.m. Project Hands Volunteers needed to knit, crochet and quilt for various children’s organizations.

St. Chatherine Retirement Community Events 3350 St. Catherine St., Florissant. To RSVP to events call 314.838.3877 Sept. 22, & 29: 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi for Seniors FREE classes. Reduce stress, strengthen joints, develop balance and coordination. Every Mon.* & Fri.: 1 p.m. FIT TO GO Exercise FREE classes. Classes are led by a personal trainer with the use of weights and resistance bands that will be provided! Be prepared to GET FIT! *Class will not be held

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