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September 28, 2011 Vol. 90 No. 39

The 14th Annual Fall Festival will be held from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday, October 9 in Old Town Florissant

Florissant Old Town Fall Festival

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It’s 11 blocks packed with food and fun! The 14th Annual Florissant Old Town Fall Festival is presented by Florissant Old Town Partners and sponsored by the city of Florissant, Florissant Fine Arts Council, and the Missouri Arts Council. All side streets will be blocked off to accommodate the festival, which runs along rue St. Francois from Florissant Road to the St. Ferdinand Shrine. Each block is filled with activities for the whole family, food and drink booths, a craft fair and flea market and much more. Many local businesses will have informational booths available, and guests are invited to shop the local merchants. The Florissant Police and Fire Departments will have giveaways, too! More than 150 booths feature games for children, sale items, food and beverages, including old favorites like the chili cook-off, the wine garden, pumpkin decorating, a silent auction, the Kincaid Puppets and more. There’s entertainment on every block, too. The Fido Follies, everyone’s favorite event, will be in a brand new location this year – at the Government Center, 1055 rue St. Francois at the very top of the street. The Fall Festival also has water bowls on every block, just for the pups (properly licensed and leashed, of course). The dog show has prizes for the smallest dog, best kisser, best costume, best trick and largest dog, just to name a few. The art festival, sponsored by St. Louis Community College at Florissant Valley, is located at the top of rue St. Francois. The event grows each year, and includes art exhibitions, art activities and demonstrations throughout the day. The children's corner returns in 2011 with free activities including chalking, Around Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 Business . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9

painting and collage. The Northern Arts Council and the Women's Caucus for Art will also showcase work by local artists. The Police Department in conjunction with MoCHIP, will offer child identification kits free of charge, located in the Council Chambers at City Hall. The Craft Fair continues to grow each year, and this year more than 60 crafters will showcase their talents with items for sale. Start your holiday shopping early! The band shell in the 100 block of rue St. Francois is the location for “Billy Peek.” The performances will be held at 1 and 3 p.m. Other entertainers at this year’s Florissant Old Town Fall Festival include the Dixie Rhythm Kings, Cookie the Clown, Dan Sproat, Pat and Anna Auberry, Carol Brady our Story Teller, North County Big Band, George Gerules the Bag Piper, Seven Weeks After, Spent, The Buckhannon Brothers, Bryson Gerard and more. A shuttle on rue St. Catherine will be available for the festival patrons who have difficulty navigating the St. Francois hill. The Flirt bus will transport Historic Streets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13 Learn & Play . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14 Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15

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September 28, 2011

County Library to Host Exhibit Featuring Illustrations by Maurice Sendak Sendak’s childhood, family, and the popular culture of Rodgers has curated exhibitions of Sendak’s artwork the time. The colorful exhibit panels feature illustra- since 2007 and has interviewed Mr. Sendak extensively. tions of ferocious creatures, curious children and vi- He will present some of that interview footage during brant neighborhoods, alongside thematic explorations the opening reception. of the Jewish culture and history – and Sendak’s own “In a Nutshell” was organized by the Rosenbach Museum & Library, Philadelphia, and developed by Nextfamily experience – that influenced Sendak’s work. Maurice Sendak is best known as the illustrator of book, Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to supmore than 100 picture books, including “Where the porting Jewish literature, culture, and ideas, and the Wild Things Are” and “In the Night Kitchen.” He was American Library Association Public Programs Office. born to Polish immigrants in Brooklyn in 1928, and his The national tour of the exhibit has been made possible childhood was typically American in a number of ways. by grants from the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the At the same time, he became fascinated as a child with Righteous Persons Foundation, the David Berg Founthe worn black-and-white photographs of dation, and an anonymous donor, with additional suphis European relatives, and the influence port from Tablet Magazine: A New Read on Jewish of both of these worlds – the threads of Life. The exhibit was curated by Patrick Rodgers of the Jewish family, geography, and culture – can Rosenbach Museum & Library. St. Louis County Library is sponsoring free programs be seen in his imaginative works. Patrick Rodgers is the Traveling Exhibi- and other events for the public in connection with the tions Coordinator at the Rosenbach Mu- exhibition. Contact 314.994.3300 or visit http://www. seum & Library in Philadelphia, the home for more information. A 30-day comment period regarding Florissant’s Fiscal Year of Maurice Sendak’s picture book artwork. 2012 Annual Action Plan for the Florissant Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program will end at 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 13, 2011. The plan is available for review at Florissant Government Building, 1055 rue St. Francois. The public is invited to submit written comments to comara@floSt. Louis County Library will unveil a new banner. New features such as a branch locator,, or send to: website this Fall. The new will more user-friendly bookmobile schedules, and a CDBG Program feature simplified navigation, staff blogs, con- variety of blogs will allow visitors more opportuFlorissant Government Building solidated research information, and much more. nities to interact with staff. A fresh look for the 1055 rue St. Francois Fans of the Library’s Facebook page will get a Kids and Teens pages will appeal to young visiFlorissant, Missouri 63031 sneak peak in the coming weeks: www.face- tors. Chat widgets, event listings and social meFor additional information, contact Carol O’Mara, director dia links will be readily available throughout the Housing and Community Development at 314.839.7680 The Library’s website was long overdue for a new site, allowing users multiple access points to Directions: Take Exit #27/New Florissant Rd. Make left on new look. The last major redesign occurred in contact staff or obtain more information. South New Florissant drive approximately 1.4 miles. Make left 2005. The new homepage will include an Please visit the Library’s Facebook page for on rue St. Francois, City Hall is located on the right hand side of image carousel of upcoming events and the latest updates and more information about the launch the street. Call 314.921.5700 for more information. Library news, date. Questions about the new website can be along with a directed to Jennifer McBride, Communications colorful new Manager:

St. Louis County Library Headquarters will host a traveling exhibit of Maurice Sendak’s illustrations and picture books from October 28-December 14. Patrick Rodgers, Traveling Exhibitions Coordinator at the Rosenbach Museum & Library in Philadelphia, will introduce the exhibit at an opening reception on Friday, October 28 at 7 p.m. at Library Headquarters, 1640 S. Lindbergh Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. “In a Nutshell: The Worlds of Maurice Sendak” is an exploration of Sendak’s illustrations and picture books, revealing connections between these iconic works and

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Florissant Rotary to Host 35th Annual Auction Rotary Club will host its 35th Annual AucYouth Dances tionTheonFlorissant Saturday, October 29 at Yacovelli’s Restaurant. Funds

The city of Florissant offers children in the fifth through eighth grade a wonderful opportunity to hang out with friends and dance from 7 to 10 p.m. on the third Friday of every month at the JFK Center (Howdershell at Charbonier). The events include a DJ, soda, pizza and great fun. The first dance will be held on Friday, October 21. The dances are $3 for residents and $5 for nonresidents. A resident card is required for resident rates. Each child must have a ticket to enter. Tickets are available for residents beginning one week before the dance, and ticket sales end at 5 p.m. on the day of the dance. Each resident may purchase two tickets. For more information, please call 314.921.4250.

raised from the event will benefit local area charities. In the past, donations have been made to Marygrove, St. Vincent’s Home, SSM DePaul Foundation, TEAM and Valley Industries. In the past six months, Rotary donated $10,000 to the Joplin Tornado Relief and set aside $10,000 to benefit those who were impacted by the spring storms in our local area. Rotarians are gathering exciting gifts to go on the auction block, including a relaxing night or two at a condo, a week at a vacation home, sports memorabilia, gift certificates to great restaurants and many other exciting items. This is a great place to do some early Christmas shopping or just purchase a welldeserved vacation. The doors will open at 5:30 p.m., dinner will be served at 7 p.m. and the oral auction will begin at 8 p.m. Silent auction tables will close at various times throughout the evening. Tickets are $75 per person and may be purchased from any Rotarian or by calling the office at 314.921.2917.

Florissant Mayor Thomas Schneider purchases the first ticket for the Annual Rotary Dinner and Auction from Howard Nimmons.

Florissant Valley Presents “The Pillowman” “The Pillowman,” by Martin McDonagh, takes the stage at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley’s Terry M. Fischer Theatre at 8 p.m. on September 30, October 1, 7 and 8, and a 2 p.m. on October 2. The campus is located at 3400 Pershall Road in Ferguson. With echoes of Stoppard, Kafka, and the Brothers Grimm,“The Pillowman” centers on a writer in an unnamed totalitarian state who is being interrogated about the gruesome content of his short stories and their similarities to a series of child murders. The result is an urgent work of theatrical bravura and an unflinching examination of the very nature and purpose of art. “The Pillowman” is produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc. Due to strong language and adult themes, only patrons over the age of 16 will be admitted. Admission is free and all performances are open to the public. The October 7 performance will be sign interpreted. For more information, call 314.513.4488. If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please call 314.513.4477 at least two working days prior to the event.


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September 28, 2011

Hazelwood City Council Approves Celebrate Safe Communities Proclamation

Women’s Cancer Awareness Luncheon Bowling Over Cancer Help us “strike out” cancer by becoming educated on what you can do to prevent it and finding out how you can get involved in helping the research efforts of this devastating disease. The luncheon will be held from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at the Christian Hospital Atrium, (11133 Dunn Rd. Paul F. Detrick Bldg.). It is a free event, but registration is necessary. Please call 314.747.WELL or 1.877.747.WELL to reserve your spot. “Spare” nothing and make plans to get bowled over at this fun and educational event.

Citizens Appreciation Day

The Black Jack Fire Protection District will host a Citizens Appreciation Day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 1 at 5675 North Hwy. 67 in Florissant. The event includes games, prizes, fire trucks and fire safety information, health information and a book signing.

McGruff the Crime Dog® joined Ward 5 commissioner Katie Yowell of the Neighborhood Watch Commission in accepting a “Celebrate Safe Communities” proclamation from Mayor Matthew Robinson at a recent Hazelwood City Council. It declared the week of September 25 as Crime Prevention Week in the City of Hazelwood, and urged everyone to participate in the Celebrate Safe Communities initiative on Tuesday, September 27. Celebrate Safe Communities (CSC) is crime prevention done the right way – local people working with local law enforcement to address local issues. CSC began in 2008 as a Bureau of Justice Assistance-funded initiative of the National Crime Prevention Council in partnership with the National Sheriff ’s Association. Its purpose is to kick-off Crime

Hazelwood City Council Approves Proclamation – McGruff the Crime Dog® joined Ward 5 commissioner Katie Yowell of the Neighborhood Watch Commission in accepting a “Celebrate Safe Communities” proclamation from Mayor Robinson at a recent Council meeting. See SAFE COMMUNITIES page 24

Mattingly’s Sports Bar & Grill Congratulations to Jim Mattingly for serving North County for 40 years! On September 27, 1971, Jim and his mother, Edna, started the business with only $5000. Edna passed away that following December, leaving Jim to make major decisions – decisions that made Mattingly’s what it is today. Mattingly’s has two locations: Florissant at 8108 N. Lindbergh Blvd. and in St. Charles at 3434 Harry S. Truman Blvd. Jim’s two daughters, Stephanie and Jacquelyn, totally run the St. Charles location and are doing very well. Jim’s son, Kyle, is the manager of the Florissant location. Jim and his wife Cheryl, run the original Mattingly’s in Florissant. Jim often thinks about retiring, but he enjoys his clientele too much for that to happen. Like his slogan says, “Nobody Makes Regulars Like Mattingly’s.” Mattingly’s specializes in homemade pizza. The

dough is made daily with the freshest ingredients and the pizza includes generous toppings at a low price. The best hot wings in town come with eight new sauces, and then there’s the boneless wings. Mattingly’s also offers the Matt Steak Special, a certified Angus beef 9-ounce Rib Eye steak, seasoned and grilled to perfection, then toppled onto a cheese Garlic French Bread sandwich. Mattingly’s recently added several new items for its customers, including the Tuscan Chicken Sandwich and the Deluxe Grilled Chicken Wrap, which are Jim and Cheryl’s favorites. (Seated in front) Jim & Cheryl Mattingly; (Left to right) Stephanie Mattingly, Jackie (MattingWhen Florissant passed the new No ly) Bridges, Jayson Bridges, Brendan Bridges, Austin Bridges, Madison Buster, Kyle Mattingly Smoking Law this past January, Jim built and BraeLynn Mattingly a Smoking Pavilion and, to honor his beSweater Contests and 80s Parties throughout the year. loved mother, named it the Edna Pavilion. St. Charles serves lunch at 11 a.m. and dinner. The Florissant location has a banquet Both locations have a lunch buffet Tuesday – Friday room that holds up to 80 people, a kids All-U-Can-Eat from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. game room and eight plasma TVs. MatMattingly’s has all your needs for the Missouri tingly’s serves breakfast at 8 a.m. and has Lottery, Power Ball, Show Me Cash, Mega Millions, lunch and dinner menus. Scratchers and Keno. One of our lucky customers won St. Charles has a dart board area with $11,000 playing Keno at the Florissant location! four dart boards and seven plasma TVs Football season is here, and Mattingly’s has the NFL along with the 100-inch television to watch Ticket with loads of specials during the football games. all the St. Louis professional games. ThursMattingly’s is open all holidays…365 days a year! day night is Trivia Night and there are Ugly Jim said, “You can’t run a business with locked doors!”

Come and visit both locations, you’ll be glad you did. Mattingly’s in North County – we deliver, 8101 N. Lindbergh Blvd., Florissant, MO 63031, 314.831.9181 (fax)314.831.3825; Mattingly’s in St. Charles – 3434 Harry S. Truman Blvd., St. Charles, MO 63301, 636.940.0051 (fax)636.940.0999

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Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Employees Honor 9/11 Victims with Memorial at Harvestfest The Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division offered Harvestfest goers an opportunity to take part in remembering and honoring the Americans who lost their lives because of the 9/11 attacks in 2001. Several department employees thought it was appropriate to team together in constructing a 9/11 Memorial display at Howdershell Park for this year’s 10th anniversary. This idea was the product of a brainstorming session involving Hazelwood’s head custodian Larry Epifanio and Pam Reynolds, the Hazelwood Community Center facility manager. “We both agreed that we needed to do something to honor the 9/11 victims since our Harvestfest event would be held on the same weekend as all the other tenth anniversary memorial services. Many hands were involved in making this project a reality. It was truly a Parks and Recreation department team effort,” Reynolds said.

Reynolds came up with the design for the plaque which showed the three-dimensional emblem of an American Bald Eagle against the backdrop of an American flag at the top. The inscription at the bottom featured this statement: IN MEMORY OF THOSE LOST, SEPTEMBER 11, 2001. She then received cooperation from Hazelwood’s maintenance department in building the white podium for the plaque to rest on. Epifanio contacted Walbart & Sons Nursery and they agreed to donate some flowers, shrubs and greenery for the 9/11 Memorial display. He then enlisted the help of another custodian, Sylvester Lofties, to do the landscaping and to post six American flags in a semi-circle behind the podium and plaque.

Rotary Club of Florissant Helps Storm Victims The Rotary Club of Florissant donated $10,000 to help families that were impacted by the spring tornado and storms. During the past few weeks, members of the club have assisted five families in the North County to purchase school clothes, supplies, food and health care products. A sixth family was forced to evacuate their rented home because it was totally destroyed. They are now in another home but were in need of beds. Rotary was able to provide three beds, bedding and bath linens for this family. The storms not only did damage to the structure of the homes but clothing, household furnishings and other items were ruined due to flooding – one home even experiBette Landgraf with the two carts of clothes and food donated by the Rotary Club to one of the storm victims.

enced mold. The Rotary Club operates the License Office in Florissant Meadows and 100 percent of all net profits are used to support local charities. Volunteers who helped the families shop included Rotarians JoAnn Donovan Took and Mary Kay Gladbach, Honorary Rotarian Jean Springmeier and Rotary wives, Bette Landgraf and Karen Dolinar.


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Cloud Computing and Security How Safe is Data in the Cloud? Cloud computing is all the rage for some firms. But should very sensitive HR data reside on the Internet? Cloud computing refers to storing, developing or processing data on vendors’ servers running on the Internet, or “in the cloud,” rather than on company computers. The subset of cloud computing most familiar to HR leaders is software-as-aservice (SAAS). Most experts say the advantages are many. But are they worth the risks? The Advantages Cloud hosting takes up less space, saving companies thousands of dollars by allowing them access to expensive technologies, yet companies pay only for the services they use. By “renting” rather than buying software to house payroll, benefits or recruiting data on vendors’ servers, for example, managers can relieve themselves of IT maintenance burdens. It’s convenient, too. “Cloud computing makes an

IT investment more efficient, flexible and faster and allows access to data anytime, anywhere, any place and with any electronic device,” said Jose Granado, a security expert with Ernst & Young. But having ubiquitous access to that data make that data more prone to theft. “The more connected we become, the more exposed we are,” Granado said. Consider this: In June 2011, Dropbox, a popular cloud storage site where 25 million people store their videos, photos, documents and other files, inadvertently left the site open for four hours on Father’s Day. The glitch let anyone log in to customers’ accounts with any password. Now imagine if those files included sensitive employee data such as Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) information or data from E-Verify such as Social Security numbers and dates of birth. Get the picture?

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The Risks Yet, many cloud providers would have their customers believe that utilizing cloud storage is completely safe. But is it? “That’s a great question,” said Damon Petraglia, director of forensic and information security services for Chartstone LLC. Petraglia is a consultant for the electronic task force for the U.S. Secret Service as well. “There’s no way to know unless you assess the cloud you’re going to put your data in.” Experts say that people looking to use cloud computing— especially HR departments— need to do their homework before putting their faith in the cloud. Cloud computing is growing. According to Ernst & Young’s Global Information Security Survey, released in late 2010, 45 percent of companies were expected to use cloud computing by the end of 2011. According to International Data Corp. (IDC), the cloud computing market could hit $72.9 billion by 2015. Although cloud computing services are gaining greater ac-

ceptance, organizations must still address the potential risks before they move their business applications to the cloud. Ernst & Young’s survey shows that nearly half of respondents are engaging in, evaluating or planning to use cloud-based solutions. However, the top risk most concerning businesses about using the cloud is compromised data. Not knowing the exact location is a fear as well. “Basically, when you put data into a cloud you may not know where it is,” Petraglia said, as some Amazon customers discovered on Aug. 7, 2011, when a power outage interrupted Amazon’s only European data center in Dublin for two days, leaving the company struggling to restore customers’ data. Data in the cloud, Petraglia pointed out, is only as safe as the company hosting it. “So when it goes into the cloud and you let someone else be responsible for it, you’re taking a risk,” he said. If the information is compromised or hacked, the company will be on the legal hook, not the service provider. Say, for example, “a church website has its data residing on the same server as a porn website. How well locked down is that server? If I’m the administrator for the church website, could I escalate my privileges and get into that porn site and manipulate other things on that server?” He added: “If you have extremely sensitive data—national security data—then you do not want that comingled with people shopping for shoes and looking at porn and funny pictures of cats. You want as much possible control as you can have.” Due Diligence

During a session at the International Association for Human Resource Information Management, Inc. (IHRIM) conference in the spring of 2011, Brian Richards, vice president of Client Technologies for SIRVA, Inc., heralded the benefits of cloud computing for HR. But he added that with data security “there’s no silver bullet. If you’re evaluating a vendor and are concerned with data security, look internally and see if they can do it better than your IT department. Do due diligence.” He said that, in many ways, a cloud computing provider has to demonstrate that it has good data security—more “than your IT department, because if they have a data breach, they’re out of business.” Dev Chanchani, president of INetU, a cloud computing provider, concurred, adding that there are three broad categories to consider when selecting a cloud computing provider: physical, technical, and administrative. “You’ll want to access logs, tour the data center, go through data center questionnaires and see who has the administrator’s password,” said Grady Summers, principal, information security, at Ernst & Young. “Make sure that the service provider can meet regulatory requirements as well.” Summers said cloud computing can be “very secure, but companies can’t rush into it.” There is a tradeoff, he added. “You’re going to have to accept [that] you’ll never be able to do an annual review of the data center. You might get better security, but you’ll have to adjust the way you think about security in the cloud.” Aliah D. Wright is an online editor/manager for SHRM

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Maryland Heights Northwest Chamber Ribbon Cutting Chamber Ribbon Cuttings El Porton Restaurant Celebrates Grand Opening El Porton Mexican resK&D Countertops taurant celebrated its

K&D Countertops held a ribbon cutting with the Chamber on July 20. The location opened in February. Headquarters and production facility is located in Trenton, Ill.

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Spartech Corporation held its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on July 28. Spartech Corporation opened this location in December 2010 and is a leading producer of plastic products.

Call For Nominations: Business Leader of the Year By DeAnna Massie The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce will host its Annual Business Leader Awards Ceremony on Friday, Nov. 18 at the Sheraton Chalet. The event is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the Business Community. The event will also showcase the achievements of the chamber’s member businesses. Help is needed to help identify the local businesses and individuals who have experienced the greatest success and demonstrated exemplary leadership. Please consider nominating an individual, business or organization. The nomination forms and categories can be found at

grand opening in June. In honor of the occasion, El Porton, in conjunction with the Northwest Chamber of Commerce, held a ribbon cutting ceremony and food sampling. Located at 4444 Woodson Rd., Woodson Terrace, MO 63134, El Porton is a Mexican Restaurant that prepares all of its food daily with fresh, healthy ingredients. Reliable and professional service, enticing food, and low prices are all reasons to visit El Porton.

Census Report: MO Uninsured and Heather Claybrook Unemployed Remains High One in six Missourians is living in poverty, according to a Census Bureau report released recently. That's more than 15 percent of the state's population, and slightly higher than the national average. The report also found that more than 850,000 Missourians had no health coverage, almost twice as many as a decade ago. The report highlighted a growing trend among the uninsured: workers who lost employer-sponsored coverage during the recession. But Ruth Ehresman, director for health and budget policy for the Missouri Budget Project, said public investments in safety-net programs such as Medicaid and the state Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) have prevented those statistics from getting worse. Without those programs, she said, Missouri's most vulnerable - the children - would suffer more. "It's very important that we ensure, that when our policymakers both in Jefferson City and Washington, D.C. address the budget challenges that we face, that they use a balanced approach,” Ehresman said. “We

absolutely cannot cut these critical services, but we have to also include increasing revenue as part of our solution." Closing tax loopholes for corporations and a streamlined sales tax for Internet sales are ways to increase revenue, Ehresman said. "There are similar strategies on the federal level that don't necessarily mean raising taxes, but do mean increasing the revenues, so we have adequate resources to help those struggling Missourians,” she said. The report also found that income dropped by almost $8,000 during the past decade, Ehresman said, and is lower than the national average. Missouri ranks 43rd in median income compared with other states.


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A Coaching Milestone Trinity boys and girls soccer coach Vince Drake reached another coaching milestone this past Tuesday when his boys soccer team knocked off Lindbergh 2-1 in the second round of the annual CYC Tournament. The victory was No. 700 of Drake’s career coaching boys. Overall, coaching both boys and girls, Drake had 1,008 wins heading into a game with Columbia-Rock Bridge Sept. 21 which ranks him tops in the nation among high school coaches. Drake, Trinity’s Athletic Director and a 1964 graduate of Mercy High School, began his coaching career at St. Thomas Aquinas and continued at St. Thomas Aquinas-Mercy and now Trinity. Drake has won 11 boys state soccer championships and one girls state championships in his career all with Aquinas and AquinasMercy. As the Trinity boys and girls coach, Drake has led three of his Titans boys teams and two of his Titans girls teams to runnerup state finishes.

Pattonville Senior Named National Merit Finalist Alyssa Mars, a senior at Pattonville High School, was selected as a semifinalist in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Mars now has the opportunity to continue in the competition to earn a National Merit Scholarship. Approximately 1.5 million juniors nationwide took the 2010 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which served as an initial screen of program entrants. Those named semifinalists represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors and are among the highest-scoring entrants in each state.

Pattonville Junior to be Honored as Maryland Heights Volunteer of Year Joshua Johnson, a junior in the POSITIVE School at Pattonville High School, was honored as the Maryland Heights 2011 Volunteer of the Year during the city's annual Fall Festival on Saturday, September 24 in Vago Park. Although Pattonville High School requires students complete 50 hours of community service in order to graduate, Johnson has completed almost 1,200 hours. He has volunteered the majority of those hours at Loaves and Fishes, a Maryland

Heights food pantry and shelter. Johnson is the first person under the age of 18 to be recognized with the city's Volunteer of the Year Award since its inception in 1996. Every year Maryland Heights recognizes individuals – both residents and people who work in the city – who make outstanding contributions to improving quality of life in the city by contributing their time, energy and expertise to worthy civic or charitable causes.

HSD Teachers Selected for ESOL Certification, Scholarship Program Project ELL-MO, a federally funded grant through the College of Education at the University of MissouriColumbia, selected three teachers from the Hazelwood School District to participate in its 2011-2012 cohort. Anna Koester, Spanish teacher, Hazelwood Central High School; Tiffany Nixon, physical education teacher, Arrowpoint Elementary School; and Jean Robinson, reading specialist, Jana Elementary School, are among 20 teachers in the state who received tuition scholarships for Project ELL-MO. The grant supports certified teachers in their completion of 21 credit hours of graduate level courses for ESOL – English Speakers of Other Languages – certification. Classes are held every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Columbia campus in the fall and spring, including six hours of outside coursework each week. Next summer and fall, the coursework will be completed online. The Project ELL-MO application notes that participants can pursue a master’s degree in education in TESOL – Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages – in addition to ESOL certification. Through the Project ELL-MO program, Koester, Nixon and Robinson are exemplifying HSD values of creating an inclusive learning climate that meets the needs of a diverse community. Their reasons for pursuing the opportunity to become certified ESOL teachers are similar. “In college, I was an English major, and I minored in Spanish. I’ve taught both at Hazelwood Central High

School. I’m interested in ELL because I began wondering about best practices in second language teaching,” said Koester. “I’m also interested in pursuing a career as an ESOL teacher if a position opens up in the District. This opportunity for free certification in ESOL was too good to pass up.” “All Hazelwood teachers were emailed about this wonderful opportunity in December last year. I had already been researching ELL programs because I have such an interest in TESOL. I was so excited to hear that I’d been selected out of more than 70 applicants,” said Nixon. She also hopes to become an ELL teacher in the District. “As a reading specialist, I sometimes work with English Language Learners. Project ELL-MO, and the opportunity to become certified in TESOL, seemed a perfect fit to gain a deeper understanding and proficiency for teaching English Language Learners,” said Robinson. Each says that time management is key to teaching full-time and attending classes out-of-town. “Becoming better with time management is something I am working on,” said Robinson. “Prioritizing and thinking through my to-do list has become my drive-time mental activity. Something has to give, so my housework ends up at the bottom of the list.” “It has been very stressful trying to manage my time effectively. I’m very thankful for my principal, who doesn’t mind that I have my nose in a reading assignment nearly every day during lunch duty,” said Nixon. She has to balance her studies while taking care of her family, getting her children to their sports activities, making meals and doing laundry. She is also “very thankful” that her husband has been a “huge help.”

Koester pointed out the stress factor, too. “I’m waking up at 4 a.m. to complete assignments, getting myself and the kids ready, and planning before and after school for my school day. Life is going to be a little stressful for the next year and a half,” she said. The ESOL skills they acquire will be used in the classroom in different ways. “I will use it all the time in my Spanish classroom. The basis of all the classes is how to teach a second language after a first language has been acquired. In my students’ case, it’s English. What’s really cool is that I’m teaching some former ESOL students their third or fourth language. What an opportunity!” said Koester. “I have always enjoyed building meaningful relationships with my students. This is a wonderful opportunity for that to continue,” said Nixon. “Since my responsibilities include literacy intervention, I expect the knowledge, perspectives and skills gained through the program to result in better oral language and literacy instruction for all students that I teach,” said Robinson. “It’s my understanding that there continues to be a growing need for teachers with TESOL certification around the country. If the trend is true, then the need is certain to impact large districts such as ours,” Robinson continued, speaking on the importance of ESOL in the District. “HSD already has a wonderful ELL program. The services to our ESOL students are a critical bridge toward their English proficiency,” she said. “Each year, our small part of the St. Louis area becomes more and more diverse,” said Koester. “It is important to create a safe and comfortable transition for those students as they learn English.” “I’m a Hazelwood graduate,” said Nixon. “Ever since I graduated, the demographics have changed immensely. ESOL is very important because it helps language immersion students learn how to be successful in their target language and academics. They shouldn’t have to figure it all out on their own.”

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FFSD Revised Free and Reduced Price Meals Policy Family size, income determine eligibility The Ferguson-Florissant School District is announcing its revised policy for schoolchildren unable to pay the full price of meals served in schools under the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast program. Children from families whose current income is at or below those shown are eligible for free or reduced price meals. Applications are available at the school office. To apply, fill out a Free and Reduced Price School Meals Family Application and return it to the school. The information provided on the application is confidential and will only be used for the purpose of determining eligibility. Applications may be submitted any time during the school year. A complete application is required as a condition of eligibility. A complete application includes: (1) household income from all sources or Food Stamp/Temporary Assistance case number, (2) names of all household members, and (3) the signature and last four digits of the social security number of the adult household member signing the application. School officials may verify current income at any time during the school year. Foster children may be eligible regardless of the income of the household with whom they reside.

The district has adopted the following family-size income criteria for determining eligibility: Hosehold Maximum Household Income Maximum Household Income Size Eligible for Free Meals Eligible for Reduced Price Meals Annually Monthly Weekly Annually Monthly Weekly 1 $14,157 $1,180 $273 $20,147 $1,679 $388 2 19,123 1,594 368 27,214 2,268 524 3 24,089 2,008 464 34,281 2,857 660 4 29,055 2,422 559 41,348 3,446 796 5 34,021 2,836 655 48,415 4,035 932 6 38, 987 3,249 750 55,482 4,624 1,067 7 43,953 3,663 846 62,549 5,213 1,203 8 48,919 4,077 941 69,616 5,802 1,339 Each additional member: +4,966 +414 +96 +7,067 +589 +136 If a family member becomes unemployed or if family size changes, the family should contact the school to file a new application. Such changes may make the children of the family eligible for these benefits. Under the provisions of the revised policy, the Food Service administrative assistant will review the applications and determine eligibility. If a parent is dissatisfied with the ruling of the determining official, they may

Ritenour Shows Strong Improvement on 2011 Missouri APR Results

The Ritenour School District successfully met 12 of 14 performance standards on the 2011 Annual Performance Report recently released by the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The performance results are a key component used in the Missouri School Improvement Program (MSIP) accreditation process and are indicators of district effectiveness in improving student achievement. Last year, the district met 10 of the 14 standards. "It's no secret Ritenour students are showing academic growth and improved achievement," said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Cheryl L. Compton. "We're pleased to see our efforts are making a difference for our students. It's exciting to know we retain our full accreditation again this year, and Ritenour is moving towards the highest levels of state standards for school districts." Compton said Ritenour has been on the path of continuous improvement. "Our success is a direct result of Ritenour teachers and staff, our parents and our community working in partnership to support every student and his or her learning,” she said. “The dedication and commitment to improving achievement is significant and has now placed our district within reach of earning DESE's highest level of Distinction in Performance."

STLCC-Florissant Valley Seeks Host Families for four International Students St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley needs families to open their homes to four international students in St. Louis for the Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program. SEED is an international scholarship program administered by Georgetown University’s Center for Intercultural Education and Development in Washington, D.C., and sponsored by the U.S. Agency for International Development. The SEED program is designed to support economic and social development in Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, through which more than 4,500 youth have been trained in the United States and are now working to affect change in their home communities. The students live with host families within reasonable commuting distance to the college. Students will take part in all aspects of college life,

from attending classes to participating in sports and club activities. SEED students will also act as “Friendship Ambassadors” in the community through volunteer service. Host families will provide the student with adequate room and board with the help of a monthly stipend provided by the SEED program. They help the student to stay focused on his or her studies and program goals while in the United States. Host families also assist the student in the process of learning about and adapting to U.S. culture and the local community, and facilitate the process of learning English. Married couples with or without children, single parents, and singles without children as well as families with teenagers are encouraged to participate as hosts. For more information, contact Jeanette Fonseca at 314.513.4324.

wish to discuss the decision with the hearing official on an informal basis or he may make a request either orally or in writing to the assistant superintendent of finance. Hearing procedures are outlined in the policy. A complete copy of the policy is on file in each school and in the central office where any interested party may review it.

HSD Partnering with St. Louis Rams 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,” Williams said. “The money raised can be helpful to all teams in our high schools.” 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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The Salvation Army and St. Louis Rams Team Up The Salvation Army recently announced that Kevin Demoff, COO and executive vice president of operations for the St. Louis Rams, will serve as the 2011 Tree of Lights Chairman for The Salvation Army’s Christmas campaign. “As an organization, we pride ourselves on making St. Louis a better place, and doing our part through community involvement and volunteerism,” Demoff said. “We have long been supporters of The Salvation Army’s work. As their slogan suggests, The Salvation Army truly does the most good in St. Louis. We are tremendously excited to be involved in this year’s campaign in such a substantial way.” Major Lonneal Richardson, divisional commander of The Salvation Army’s Midland Division, said the Salvation Army has seen a dramatic increase in need in

the St. Louis region this year. “By partnering with such a vibrant organization, we hope this year’s campaign will be successful enough to help us keep meeting the needs of those in Missouri and Illinois that need our help year-round,” he said. The Salvation Army will kick off its Tree of Lights Campaign on November 20 during the St. Louis Rams game versus the Seattle Seahawks. The Tree of Lights campaign hopes to surpass last year’s goal of $6.1 million, though no official goal has been announced. The Salvation Army, an international organization, has been supporting those in need without discrimination for 130 years in Missouri. Nearly 350,000 people throughout Missouri and southern Illinois receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through the broadest array of social services that range from


providing food for the hungry, relief for disaster victims, assistance for the disabled, outreach to the elderly and ill, clothing and shelter to the homeless and opportunities for underprivileged children. 82 cents of every dollar spent is used to carry out those services throughout the region. For more information, go to

The Ferguson-Florissant School District Offers Flu Shots The vaccines are being offered in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Association The Ferguson-Florissant School District, in conjunction with the Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, is offering flu shots on Friday, September 30. Anyone who is interested can receive the vaccines from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Staff Develop Area of Building B, which is located in the district’s Administration Center, at 1005 Waterford Drive in Florissant. The fee for district employees is $24, and the fee for non-district employees is $30. Cash payments are necessary unless coverage by an accepted insurance is

available. Accepted insurance plans include: Commercial Insurance Plans Mercy Health Plan Group Health Plan (GHP) SSM Exclusive Choice Medicare Advantage Plans Coventry Advantra Freedom Essence GHP Advantra GHP Advantra Freedom

GHP Gold Advantage Humana Mercy Advantage Medicare Part B (Applies only if the insured does not have a Medicare Advantage Plan, a commercial plan or other primary insurance plan.) Insurance cards are required at the time of service. For more information, please call the Flu hot line at 314.918.9090 or visit the following sites: www.fergflor. org and

Annual Collector's Real Property Supplemental Tax Sale Scheduled for November 1, 2011

The Saint Louis County Collector of Revenue will conduct the annual supplemental sale of tax delinquent property on Tuesday, November 1, 2011. The sale will start at 10 a.m. in front of the County Council Chambers on the first floor of County Administration building, 41 South Central Avenue, Clayton,

Mo., 63105. Sales will be made to the highest bidder at public auction, and all sales are final. All persons wishing to participate in the sale must register before making bids. Registration will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the day of the sale in the Office of the Collector of Revenue, located on the street level of the County Administration building. All Bidders must have some form of verifiable current picture identification. There will be no changes in registration made after the fact, except for a properly noted assignment of the certificate of purchase. A complete list of properties available for

bid will be published in the St. Louis Countian on October 4. Please be reminded that the list is subject to change without notice as property owners may pay the delinquent taxes before the time of the tax sale. As of September 20, 2011, that list and accompanying instructions can also be accessed online at http:// must adhere to all instructions. Failure to understand the provisions listed could result in substantial material and monetary loss. Anyone with questions regarding the tax sale is encouraged to contact the delinquent tax department at 314.615.4207.

Paint the Parks Exhibit Returns to the Gateway Arch and Old Courthouse

America’s national parks have inspired artists for centuries. Beginning October 7, visitors to the Gateway Arch Visitor Center and the Old Courthouse in St. Louis can experience national parks through the exhibit Paint the Parks. This national touring exhibit combines America’s stunning history and landscape with the talent of nationally recognized American artists. At the Old Courthouse visitors will see this year’s 100 best depictions of some of the almost 400 natural

and historic areas preserved by the National Park Service. For the first time, the Gateway Arch will also exhibit a portion of the art work with the “Paint the Parks Mini50”, a series of paintings 180 square inches or less, on display in the Special Exhibit Gallery at the back of the Museum of Westward Expansion. The free exhibit is open from October 7, 2011 to January 9, 2012. A panel of America’s top contemporary artists judged hundreds of submissions. Criteria included the artist’s ability to convey the essence of their chosen park, artistic and technical merit, composition and use of media. The 150 selected paintings are as diverse as the parks themselves with subjects including wildlife, landscape, human figures and historic buildings. Contest organizer PaintAmerica brings Paint the Parks to cities across the nation. All paintings in the exhibit are for sale. A percentage from the paintings sold in St. Louis goes to the Jefferson National Parks Association, which supports the educational activities of Jefferson National Expansion Memorial.

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October in Historic St. Charles Each Saturday. Farmers Market

6 a.m. to noon. Farmer’s Market on the parking lot at the north end of Riverside Drive. Purchase fresh fruit, veggies and more, sponsored by the St. Charles Lions Club. Rain or shine.

October 1. Red Hats on Main Street.

Join us for the 3rd Annual Red Hat's on Main Street for a day of shopping, dining & a balloon release. For more information, please call Ginger at 636.284.8777.

October 2 – November 4. Quilt National

At the Foundry Art Centre, 520 North Main Center

in historic St. Charles. This bi-annual show took its place in art history in 1979 as the first juried exhibit dedicated to showcasing artists whose fiber work deviated from the traditional definitions of "quilt." This juried "Quilt Art" Exhibition benefitting Safe Connections is $5 per person. Luncheon with the Artist Thursday Speaker Series: October 6, 13, 20 and 27 ($12 at noon). For more information visit or call 636.255.0270.

October 8. Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival

October 9. 12 – 4 p.m. Family Culture Day at the Foundry.

Experience displays by artists demonstrating fine art and traditional ethnic folk art. Art activities for children, ethnic food and more. Enjoy Latino culture with featured dance troupes and live music. Free. For more information visit or call 636.255.0270.

October 9. 1 – 6 p.m. Taste of St. Charles.

9th Annual Augusta Bottoms Beer Festival on Saturday, October 8th from 12-5pm in Augusta. Tickets: $20 Advance / $27 at Door. Ticket includes free beer tasting, live music & commemorative glass. Food by: Augusta Brewing Company. Near the Katy Trailhead in Augusta, MO. www.augustabottomsbeerfest. com.

Join us for food, live music and contests in the 100400 blocks of North Main Street.

October 11-14. Missouri River 340.

The world’s longest nonstop canoe and kayak race (Kansas City to St. Charles), with more than 150 teams expected. Finishes at Bishops Landing October 13 and 14. Info at

October 16. Rendezvous Ramble.

Annual family bike ride sponsored by SMPS that begins and ends in the Historic District. This year's path will follow the Katy Trail north towards Machens. Participants may choose the distance they wish to ride according to their endurance level. The full loop


(F - denotes Frenchtown & North St. Charles businesses)

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Alice’s Tea Room/ Through the Looking Glass, 329 S. Main Amazing Hair Design, 116 First Capitol Amish Peddler, 915 S. Main Antiques & Oak, 319 N. Main Atelier Rouge, 1001 S. Main Barton Brothers Antiques, 820 N. 2nd St. (F) The Bling Boutique, 508 S. Main Bliss Eleven Photography, 107 N. Main Boone’s Lick Trail Inn, 1000 S. Main Boone’s Lick Trail Cottage, 1014 S. Main Boone’s Colonial Inn & Market, 322 S. Main Buse’s Flower & Gift Shop, 333 First Capitol Dr. Canine Cookies & Cream, 822 S. Main Carol’s Treasure, 719 S. Main Centuries Past Antiques, 119 S.Main Cobblestone, 803 S. Main The Conservatory, 1001 S. Main Country House, 917 S. Main Country Inns & Suites, 1190 S. Main The Dance Closet, 220 N. Main Deb’s Gifts & More, 423 S. Main Designer Like, 415 S. Main diOlivas Oil & Vinegar, 617 S. Main diy style Boutique, 806 N. 2nd St. (F) Dorsey’s Corner Stone, 1328 N. 2nd St. (F)

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Enchantments, 809 S. Main The Enchanted Attic, 304 S. Main The English Shop, 703 S. Main European Accent, 426 S. Main Finishing Touches by Charlotte, 8 25 S. Main The Flower Petaler, 620 S. Main Figuero’s Expresso Bar, 524 S. Main First Capitol Trading, 207 S. Main Foundry Arts Centre, 520 N. Main Framations, 218 N. Main Fran’s, 427 S. Main French Connection Antiques, 826 N. 2nd St. (F) Frenchtown Antique Mall, 1513 N. 2nd St. (F) Frenchtown Museum, 1121 N. 2nd St. (F) Friperie, 610 S. Main Gene’s Shoes, 126 N. Main Gift Nook, 413 S. Main Goellner Printing, 301 S. Main George Denninger Art Gallery, 115 N. Main The Glass Workbench, 318 S. Main The Grand Opera House, 311 N. Main Grandma’s Cookies, 401 S. Main Great American Diving Co., 401 N. Main Halo Candle Company, 600 S. Main Haviland Museum, 625 S. Main Heritage Place Fine Antiques & More,

• Shopping • 600 & 604 S. Main Hide & Chic, 205 N. Main Hobbit’s Hole Antiques, 1019 S. Main Holiday House, 612 S. Main Homestead, 401 S. Main I Am What I Am, 107 N. Main It Boutique & More, 125 N. Main Jake’s On Main, 136 S. Main Jansens Clocks, 608 S. Main John Dengler Tobacconists, 700 S. Main JOYS by Austin Warren Design_, 600 S. Main Knit & Caboodle, 330 S. Main La Gallerie, 812 S. Main LaRoserie, 700 S. Main Laura’s La Petite, 709 S. Main Lauree’s, 611 S. 5th St. (F) Laurence Florist, 1322 N. 2nd St. (F) Lewis & Clark Boat House, 1050 Riverside Dr. Lillians, 112 S. Main Little Hills Cottage, 335 S. Main Little Hills Winery, 501 S. Main Loyllitops, 902 S. Main Main Street Books, 307 S. Main Main Street Gym, 334 N. Main Main Street Marketplace, 708 S. Main Main Street Salon, 116 S. Main

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Main Street Wine Cellar, 721 S. Main Maison Rive, 603 S. Main Make It Meaningful Gifts, 407 B S. Main Master’s Pieces, 816 S. Main Mattie’s Heritage Antiques, 1417 N. 2nd St. (F) Mattress Mega Center, 2200 N. 3rd (F) Memories in the Attic, 328 S. Main Mes Bon Amis Salon, 315 N. Main Metro Salon, 136 S. Main Momentum Cycles, 104 S. Main Moss, 424 S. Main My Handyworks, 205 S. Main Native Traditions Gallery, 310 S. Main Nic Nac Stop, 525 S. Main Noels World, 19 Pike Street Ooh, La La, 340 S. Main Ooh La La Baby Shoppe, 519 S. Main Olde Town Spice Shoppe, 334 S. Main Patches, Etc. Quilt Shop, 337 S. Main Performing Arts Centre, 226 N. Main Plank Road Pottery, 906 S. Main Poor Man’s Art Gallery, 506 S. Main The Popcorn Shoppe & Corner Candy, 409 S. Main Priscilla’s Gift & Bridal, 419 S. Main Provenance Soapworks, 523 S. Main

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Remington’s, 302 N. Main Riverside Sweets, 416 S. Main Rock Paper Scissors, 833 S. Main Sage Books, 1128 N. 2nd St. (F) Savvy Settings, 412 Booneslick Rd. Scentchips, 904 N. Main Schmang’s on Main, 814 S. Main Second Street Beads, 815 N. 2nd St. (F) Seve’s Boutique, 201 S. Main Silks & Treasures, 319 S. Main Silver City/Lewis & Clark Jewelers, 724 S. Main Steel Shop Tennis Club, 900 N. Main (F) Stitches, Etc., 341. S. Main String Along With Me, 625 S. Main Studio 524, 524 S. Main Thistle & Clover, 407 S. Main Thro’s - Michelle’s Clothing, 229 N. Main Through The Looking Glass, 329 S. Main The Tintypery, 510 S. Main Used Jewelry Buyer, 122 N. Main Vintage Resale & More, 1218 2nd St. (F) Walters Jewelry, 230 N. Main Wedding Gallery, 801 N. 2nd St. (F) White Traditions Bridal House 827 N. Second Street (F)

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2nd Street Bike Stop, 1325 N. 2nd (F) Baha Rock Club, 305 N. Main Banquet Center of the Little Hills, 111 Transit St. (F) Beef Eaters Restaurant, 111 Transit St. (F) Big A’s On The Riverfront, 308 N. Main Braddens, 515 S. Main City Club, 300 S. Main Cobblestones Restaurant, 140 N. Main

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Decarlo’s On the Rocks, 335 N. Main Frankie Tocco’s Pizzeria, 108 S. Main Garden Cafe Ala Fleur, 524 S. Main Ham’s Deli, 105 N. Main J. Noto Fine Italian Confections, 336 S. Main Lewis & Clark’s Restaurant, 217 S. Main Little Hills Restaurant, 501 S. Main Lloyd & Harry’s Bar & Grill, 208 N. Main

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Llwelyn’s Pub, 100 N. Main Magpie Cafe, 903 S. Main Main Street Bistro, 212 N. Main Mother-In-Law House, 500 S. Main Muddy Waters on Main, 143 N. Main Old Mill Stream Inn, 912 S. Main The Popcorn Shoppe & Corner Candy, 409 S. Main Picasso’s Coffee, 101 N. Main

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Quintessential Rest. & Night Club, 149 N. Main R.T. Weilers Food & Spirits, 201 N. Main River Bluff Cafe (Heart of St Charles Banquet Center), 1410 S. 5th Street Rumple’s Pub, 221 N. Main Sky Lounge Bar & Grill, 311 N. Main Talayna’s World Class Pizza, 340 N. Main Tony’s on Main Street, 132-136 N. Main


Trailhead Brewing Co., 921 S. Riverside Tuners Restaurant & Bar, 130 S. Main Uncle Joe’s Bat & Grill, 204 N. Main Undertow, 142 N. Main The Vine, 325 S. Main Vivian’s Vineyards, 1409 N. Second St.

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from St. Charles to Machens is 24 miles. Sign up begins at 11a.m. on the day of the ride at the Lewis & Clark Boathouse. The ride begins at 2 p.m. Info at

October 17-23. Missouri River Relief.

Join us for a massive cleaning of the Missouri River. Get down and dirty and have fun while picking up trash. Volunteers will clean up both sides of the Missouri River. Register at

October 19. 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Missouri Day at First Missouri State Capitol.

Celebrate Missouri Day by learning about famous Missourians. Museums and historic sites will be on hand to provide interactive learning about these famous folks. Pictures, hands-on crafts, traveling trunks & a variety of media will be used to showcase Missouri's stars. Free. Info: 636.940.3322.

October 21 and 22. Missouri River Storytelling Festival

At the Lewis & Clark Boathouse and Nature Center, 1050 S. Riverside Drive. Friday from 7 – 9 p.m. and Saturday from 7 – 8 p.m. or 8 – 9 p.m. Seating is limited on a first come, first served basis. Free with canned goods for a local food pantry. Info: 636.485.8024.

October 22. Dogtober Adoption

Several Rescue Groups will have animals available for adoption. Canine good citizenship testing. Dogwisdom Dog Trainer, Wildlife expert, and other animal related vendors. Pet Parade Contest. Dress your dog up

and join the fun. At DuSable Dog Park, 2598 N. Main. Info: 636-949-3395.

October 22. Monster Bike Bash

Join us Saturday, October 22 for the Monster Bike Bash (the ride is 10-miles each way) from Weldon Springs to Augusta along the Katy Trail. Also Halloween Party in Defiance from 9:30am-Noon, then Costume Contest, BBQ & Live Music from 2-3 p.m. at the Augusta Brewery. Weldon Springs/Defiance/Augusta. Info:

October 22. Halloween: Spirits from the Past

Travel back to a time where not everything is as it appears. Walk the lantern lit path to the Boone Home where stories of ghosts & goblins prickle your skin. In the village fear has begun to seep under the doors & through the windows. Hear its music and the tales of unexplained things inthe night. Fun for the whole family. At the Daniel Boone Home & Boonefield Village, 1868 Hwy F, Defiance, MO 63341. Info: 636798-2005 or

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the Jaycee Stage on Frontier Park for a 30-minute production of "Hero's Journey to Save Halloween." Follow the tale of Storyteller, as she relies on the guidance and direction of the audience, to tell the tale of Hero and how he saved Halloween. Storyteller, and the audience, must get Hero to follow the classic structure found in most literature of a path all heroes must take to be successful. Along the way, this madcap, manic comedy illustrates character lessons in friendship, integrity, and personal responsibility.

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October 31. Trick or Treat on Main.

Enjoy a safe afternoon of trick or treating at various businesses on Main Street for costumed children 12 years and younger from 3 – 5 p.m. After the children Trick or Treat on Main, h e a d down to



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September 28, 2011


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

See solution on page 21

Word of the week: reverberate [v. ri-vur-buh-reyt; adj. ri-vur-ber-it];

Atmospheric, ‘The Night Circus’ Captivates The wait was worth it. When the train mysteriously rolls into town and tents materialize with the wave of a wand, visit “The Night Circus,” by Erin Morgenstern, a novel featuring the most unique of big tops. Read “The Night Circus” and be mystified, finish it, as breathless as an aerialist, and you’ll want to start again – to better understand the illusions that have slipped through your fingers like a red scarf, because of the author’s creative sleight of hand. One wonders at the well of inspiration Morgenstern tapped to imagine the alternative universe that comprises Le Cirque des Rêves, and the performers she fashioned to bring her book to life. A child is delivered to her father, a magician in the theater. Celia is only 5 when she’s forced into the care of Hector Bowen, an impossibly cruel man who abuses her, but realizes she possesses uncanny gifts that will serve him well in a competition that is planned years down the road. Hector becomes her teacher, training Celia to use her powers to tie her shoes without touching the laces, heal each of the fingers he lays open with his knife, and mend the tiny wrist he breaks with a paperweight. Her father needs a brilliant contestant, one of the most accomplished to pit against a contestant his challenger is grooming. Known as the man in the gray suit, Alexander has an equally competent contestant in Marco, a boy with a gift of illusion as stellar as Celia’s. Chess pieces in place, Marco and Celia’s competition begins – their set is a circus of black and white striped tents that travels the world, but is only open at night, one that offers atmospheric acts that defy comprehension. Bailey, a young boy, sneaks into the circus one day, and is captivated with Poppet, a spirited girl who foresees the future and performs an enchanting act with kittens, with the help of her twin brother Widget. Bailey and Poppet will be instrumental in the competition, but they don’t know it at the time – neither do Marco and Celia, magicians. In a fantastical world where a circus draws its power from a fire sparking flames in a cauldron, where performers never age, and tents sparkle with stars plucked from the heavens, love blooms, and complicates, the delicate balance is disturbed, evil infiltrates. It all happens in “The Night Circus.” Step right up – you won’t want to miss this amazing book. Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2011.

adj. verb, -at·ed, -at·ing, adjective

verb (used without object) : 1. to reecho or resound: Her singing reverberated through the house. 2. Physics . to be reflected many times, as sound waves from the walls of a confined space. 3. to rebound or recoil. 4. to be deflected, as flame in a reverberatory furnace. verb (used with object) 5. to echo back or reecho (sound). 6. to cast back or reflect (light, heat, etc.). 7. to subject to reflected heat, as in a reverberatory furnace. • Craft Vendors • Field of Fun Kids’ Area • Festival Food • Main Stage Music • Fall Fest 5K Fun Run Oct. 8 at 7:30 a.m.




Historical Novelist Sharon Kay Penman Reads at County Library 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

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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


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By Steve Bryan

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“Moneyball,” one of the most anticipated films of the fall, is based on a real-life attempt to use sabermetrics to win baseball games. Sabermetrics is the science of studying baseball statistics to uncover patterns and probabilities in player performance. Billy Beane, general manager of the Oakland A’s, tried this strategy when fielding a team for the 2002 baseball season. With a limited salary budget, Beene recruited those players with the best chance of getting Photos courtesy of Columbia Pictures on base with surprising results. can deliver the wins on his limBeane’s strategy is a lot like playing casino games. In craps, for instance, the ited budget. Pitt is fairly intense here as number most likely to come up is a 7; rolls of 2 and 12 are the least likely to appear on two six-sided Billy Beane, especially when dice. Players that know the true odds of the game he goes up against the other can do very well in the short term on craps and other members of the Oakland A’s organization. Pitt’s acting is table games. The odds, however, are calculated over thousands overshadowed, though, by of rolls over a period of time. That means that a the glacial pacing of the story. gambler could roll six 7’s in a roll or watch his dice “Moneyball” is not a movie that show dozens of other combinations before a 7 ap- could or should exceed two pears. Big short term winning streaks are possible, hours in length, but it does. Pitt and co-star Jonah Hill also have a but a gambler that doesn’t know when to quit could surprising lack of chemistry here, which is walk away with nothing. “Moneyball” shows that sabermetrics can work in another point of failure. As Peter Brand, the short term, but over a 182-game season, those a character based on the real-life assistant winning and losing streaks can be a real killer to a general manager Paul DePodesta, comes across as a victim like many of Hill’s other baseball franchise. As portrayed by Brad Pitt, Beane is a failed professional baseball player who is desperate for a win in his role as general manager. Beane even recruits Peter Brand (Jonah Hill), an analyst for another team, to crunch the numbers and come up with a roster that

movie roles. Brand has the brains, but Beane keeps using him like an errand boy. Even Phillip Seymour Hoffman can’t deliver the goods as manager Art Howe. Hoffman portrays Howe as a kind of toothless dugout lion who rolls over instead of fighting for what he thinks is right. Like Beane’s 2002 line-up, “Moneyball” is a noble attempt, but the slow pace and lack of cohesion turns this film into a major league strike-out. “Moneyball,” rated PG-13 for some language, currently is playing in theaters.

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“Over the Fence”

I was robbed! I was robbed! That was my take on this past winter, spring and summer. Now that fall approaches, I find myself repeating it. We had a cold winter, then an extremely wet spring that continued through early summer. Then a heat wave that lasted into September. After a short relief, we now have October weather in September. My retired friend, Jimmy C., hates Missouri winters. He spends winter months in exotic places like New Zealand and various South American countries where natives don’t chop up Americans with machetes. Last year he bought a house in St. Charles. He spent the winter fixing it up. Last spring, he remarked that he would never spend another winter in Missouri. I haven’t seen him since and I wonder what he thought of our wet spring and early summer with hail, lightening, tornados followed by a heat wave that was hotter than summers in the exotic places where Jimmy usually spends winters. Retired people often dislike winter. It’s why so many move to warm southern states. I think I saw more retired folks in St. Petersburg, Fla. than any other age group. However, because of the condos and resorts, I couldn’t see much of the sunny beaches where the younger generation goes to soak up their daily dose of skin cancer. I could move to Florida but it’s too crowded and somebody dug it up to plant condos, resorts, golf courses, assisted living institutions and funeral homes. I saw retired people sitting on park benches staring at other retired folks sitting on park benches who stared back. They looked bored. One of them looked dead. Arizona, which I once loved, had much of the same and it has wildfires along

with New Mexico. I also heard southern Texas has an overabundance of retired people and it’s burning even worse. Their drought is terrible. I was robbed, I tell you! I never did like Missouri winters. Now I don’t like Missouri springs and summers. I’m an outdoor guy, which makes it worse. Now that fall approaches I’m getting nervous. My horse owner friend told me her favorite horse is getting his winter coat early. It means we’ll have an early winter. I trust her horse more than the weather people but some of them are predicting the same. Of course some of them aren’t. Will I get robbed again? It would be different if I was rich. I could live north in the summer and south in the winter and drive a huge motor home between them with a beautiful French maid to keep it clean. If Texas, Arizona and New Mexico were burning, I could wear a breathing apparatus and visit southern California. If I owned a house… excuse me, an estate that burned down in those wildfires, I could collect the insurance and move to a South Sea island that has fire trucks. But I’m not rich, so for now I’ll stay here and endure the heat, humidity, cold and wet. Once in a while, we get a break and have the greatest weather in the world, if only for a day or two. I’ll sneeze and itch from allergies but I’ll try to enjoy it until it returns to scorch, drown, blizzards, floods, tornados and hail holes in my roof. I stay in touch with friends in those warm states. After hearing them complain about hurricanes, wildfires and elderly people making right turns from left lanes, I feel better about staying in Missouri…but not much. I still think I was robbed. Mother Nature really hates me.

Writer Looking for Photos of Massive 1911 Missouri Storm A writer at the University of Missouri is looking for photos of damage caused by one of the most powerful cold blasts to hit Missouri – the Nov. 11, 1911 “Blue Norther.” This year marks the 100th anniversary of the massive cold front that plunged the state’s temperatures from 80 to 10 degrees in 10 hours, and triggered tornadoes followed by sleet and blizzards. Randy Mertens, who handles media relations for the College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources, is looking for photos to illustrate data unearthed by the college’s atmospheric science researchers who searched through old newspaper files and other accounts for more than a year. The scientists and students are finishing an interactive web map that will detail when the storm hit each Missouri city and what damage was

done. The map will be made public in late October. The cold front, nicknamed the 11/11/11 Event, was one of the most sudden and dangerous in North America. It consisted of a fast moving Arctic cold front smashing into an unusually warm and humid air mass over the Midwest. The collision of these dramatically different air masses quickly turned blue skies to violent thunderstorms and tornadoes in Iowa, Illinois and Missouri, Mertens said. Period newspapers say that nine tornadoes occurred in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana and Wisconsin. In Janesville, Wis., one of the first cities affected, stunned citizens were still pulling survivors from the debris of an EF4 tornado when they were hit by a blinding snowstorm and a temperature near zero.

Lake Michigan fisherman froze to death before they could get back to port, according to the Clinton (Mo.) Daily Democrat. The paper listed other deaths in Nebraska, Illinois and North Dakota. “People got little to no warning this storm was coming,” Mertens said. “Weather data traveled by telegraph once a day and that was published in evening newspapers. Commercial radio didn’t really exist then.” Mertens requested that newspapers, county historical organizations and families go through files from 1911 and email digital photos of the event with descriptions to Photos selected will be included with that city’s storm damage description. For more information, contact Mertens at 573.882.3237.

Family Fun Night and Hayride to Celebrate Halloween Naturally Spanish Lake – Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is holding a Family Fun Night and Hayride Friday, October 14 from 6 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The event offers an ideal way to celebrate the Halloween season in a family-friendly and nature-oriented way. “It’s a time to explore things that go bump in the night at Columbia Bottom Conservation Area,” according to Conservation Department Naturalist Natalie Johnson. Johnson is helping to organize the event, which is free

and open to the public. Visitors are encouraged to put on their favorite Halloween costume and join in a number of nighttime activities which will include games, crafts and face painting, as well as campfire stories and making s‘mores around the fire. Live native Missouri venomous snakes will be on display for safe viewing. There will also be a bean bag tossing contest for prizes. Among the highlights of the event will be the hayrides on the area that are being offered at 6:30 and 8:15. “Visitors will get the chance to see Columbia Bottom in a different kind of light – moonlight,” said Johnson. The program will investigate the noises and creepy creatures of the night. Riders might catch the call of distant coyotes, owls,

crickets, great blue herons, and perhaps even a persistent late-season frog. “The Columbia Bottom Family Fun Night and Hay Ride will offer families a way to enjoy a fun kind of spookiness,” Johnson said. No reservations are required for the Family Fun Night activities. However, due to limited capacity the hayrides do require advance registration by calling 314.877.6014. Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is located at 801 Strodtman Road in Spanish Lake. It can be reached by taking the Riverview Drive exit off I-270 and travelling three miles north to the area entrance. Columbia Bottom is owned and managed by the Missouri Department of Conservation.

Tickets Available for 25th Anniversary Budweiser Guns 'N Hoses

Thanksgiving Eve Show Features Police, Firefighters, other first responders From Missouri and Illinois to benefit BackStoppers Boxers will step into the ring on Wednesday, November 23 to raise money for The BackStoppers and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses. Tickets for the Thanksgiving Eve show are now available. Featuring police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Missouri and Illinois departments, the event begins at 7 p.m. and has raised more than $3.2 million since 1987 to benefit The BackStoppers. The 2,000-member group assists families of first responders who die in the line of duty. Tax-deductible tickets are $30, $20 and $10 and are available by calling 314.353.0606 in St. Louis City, 314.560.9226 in St. Louis See Guns N’Hoses page 18


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Peace on Earth Are you a news junkie? I am. I don’t keep my television tuned to CNN 24/7 by any means, but I do try to catch the early and late evening news. Our minivan may as well only have AM radio, because that’s all I listen to. A few days ago, however, I started to rethink that decision. Riding in the van with me, our kids hear the national news on the hour. I never really thought they paid much attention, but evidently they do. My daughter, Sam, and I were on our way home from her place of employment on a cool fall evening. I wasn’t in the mood for radio or a CD, and the silence was nice. “Mom?” Sam asked. “Yes, honey?” “If you could have just one wish, what would it be?” Let’s pause here for just a moment, shall we? These moments are few and far between. The moments that we, as parents, have for open and honest dialogue with our kids. My alter-ego, Sarcastic Self, almost opened her mouth to say, “Hmmm…only one wish? Then I’d wish for at least three more wishes! Then I’d wish for enough money so my honey could stay at home and collect his dream cars. I’d wish for perfect health for my extended family…” Thankfully, Parent Self came to the rescue before Sarcastic Self had a chance to ruin this precious moment. “Well, Sam,” I began. “I think I’d wish that everyone all over the world would immediately come to the conclusion that violence doesn’t solve a darn thing.


Then maybe we could sit down and talk out our differences without suicide bombers and torture.” “Peace on Earth,” Sam said. “Mom?” “Yes, honey,” I answered, in joyful shock over her previous choice of words. “I know this might sound funny, but sometimes I just wish that people would treat others like they want to be treated. Then we would all be brothers and sisters. And even brothers and sisters should love each other. That’s what God wants us to do. We’re all His children.” Whoa! Wait a minute! My daughter just turned 16 in mid-June. I won’t lie, like many teenagers, Sam thinks the world revolved around her at times. But not this day. Who was this 35-year-old wise lady sitting in the back of my minivan? Where did this epiphany come from? More importantly, would she heed her own words, or let them slip out of her mind as easily as they appeared to enter it? “That’s very insightful, sweetheart,” I said as gently as I could. “You’re such a sweet and caring person. And that didn’t sound funny at all.”

“Thanks, Mom.” The remainder of the 10-minute drive was silent, and I chose to bask in the glow that emanated from my beautiful girl. Maybe not sheltering our kids from everyday world events is o.k. I do think, though, that we should grasp every available opportunity to talk with them about local, national and world events. Ask them what they think; what would they do in certain situations? As we pulled into the driveway I could barely contain my enthusiasm. I wanted to find my husband, pull him aside and tell him that maybe, just maybe, we’re doing something right. “I wonder how long that will last?” Jim asked. “I know, honey…but at least there’s a glimmer of hope.” The glimmer was short-lived, of course, and later that evening, Sam battled with her brothers over a kickball game. Peace on Earth? One day, maybe. But for now I’d settle for peace on the Schneider homefront.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Takes Center Stage

(Family Features) According to a recent survey conducted by Infogroup/Opinion Research Corporation on behalf of Perdue Farms, 91 percent of Americans believe in the importance of a sit-down, home-cooked meal.

Chicken Cordon Bleu Prep Time: 10-15 minutes • Makes 3 servings Ingredients: - 1 package PERDUE® FIT & EASY® Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts - 6 thin slices of salt-cured Virginia-smoked ham - 3 slices domestic Swiss cheese - 1 whole egg - 1/4 cup water - 1/4 cup flour - 1 cup breadcrumbs - 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt - 1/2 tablespoon table ground black pepper - 1 tablespoon olive oil

Directions: 1. Slice chicken horizontally without cutting all the way through to create butterfly breast. Place chicken on cutting board with sheet of plastic wrap over top. With meat mallet, gently pound chicken to even thickness of breast. Place two slices ham and cheese on one side of breast and fold back over. 2. In bowl, whip together egg and water to create egg-wash. 3. On two separate plates, put flour and breadcrumbs. Season flour with salt and black pepper.

While families today are busier than ever, they are still willing to go to great lengths to get a meal on the table the entire family will enjoy – including: • Customizing a recipe to their family’s liking - 88 percent • Preparing the best side-dishes to accompany the meal - 85 percent • Purchasing higher-quality products - 74 percent While the survey revealed roast chicken as Americans’ best chicken dish, Chicken Cordon Bleu is the dish people most want to learn to cook. Perdue’s Executive Chef, Chris Moyer, created an easy recipe and how-to video for Chicken Cordon Bleu. Plus, he incorporates some tips to help both cooking novices and enthusiasts get this great meal on the table: • Start with high quality ingredients. Selecting all-natural chicken from a brand you can trust is a good place to start. Look for chicken with the USDA Processed Verified Seal. Perdue is the first poultry company to receive the seal, which verifies that PERDUE® Fresh, All-Natural Chicken products have been fed an all-vegetarian diet with no animal by-products and/or raised cage free. Chef Chris recommends PERDUE® FIT & EASY® boneless,

4. Carefully dredge chicken first into seasoned flour, then into egg-wash, followed by breadcrumbs. 5. Heat olive oil in ovenproof sauté pan. Place chicken in pan to brown. Cook for 2 minutes on one side, then flip each breast over. Place pan into oven at 350°F and cook until each chicken breast reaches 170°F internal temperature, about 20-25 minutes.

skinless chicken breasts for this recipe. • Want to dress it up? Use prosciutto ham, gruyere cheese and thyme for your filling. • Side dishes matter, too. The survey also revealed that 95 percent of Americans feel that getting a nutritious and delicious meal on the dinner table is important to them – so make sure your side dishes consist of a healthy grain and a green vegetable high in nutrients and fiber. Visit Perdue on Facebook to learn more about their commitment to providing better chicken and to find tips, tools and recipes for families to help get a great meal on the dinner table.

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Sports You See... With Gary B. Guns ‘N Hoses’ 25th Year Supporting Backstoppers November 23rd At Scotttrade Boxers will step into the ring on Thanksgiving Eve to raise money for The BackStoppers and to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses event. Boxing event will feature police officers, firefighters and emergency medical personnel from Missouri and Illinois departments. More than $3.2 million raised since 1987 to benefit The BackStoppers, the 2,000-member group assisting families of first responders who die in the line of duty. Tax-deductible tickets are $30, $20 and $10 and are available by calling 314.353.0606 in St. Louis City, 314.560.9226 in St. Louis County or 618.622.1507 in Illinois. Tickets are also available at the Scottrade Center Box Office and online at ~~~Here before you know it Same Old Results For The Rams Rams 7-Baltimore Ravens 37 Three weeks into the season and the St. Louis club still looks for its first victory. Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo was asked what frustrated him the most in a post game show: “There were mistakes out there. There were a couple things on defense I remember where guys that normally do it a certain way and do it (differently) and I’m not sure why, I don’t know if it’s guys trying to make a play and do somebody else’s jobs, sometimes that happens. We always talk to them about not doing that. There’s a lot of things, too many probably.” Only a few highlights to mention (from

Rams): - Wide receiver Brandon Gibson scored his first touchdown of the season on a 34-yard strike from Bradford. The catch was Gibson’s longest touchdown catch of his career. Gibson led the Rams with five receptions and 55 receiving yards Sunday - Wide receiver Austin Pettis made his NFL debut and recorded two receptions against the Ravens - Safety Quintin Mikell tied for the team lead with six tackles Sunday, according to press box statistics, and has been involved in one takeaway in each of his first three games as a Ram. - Punter Donnie Jones punted eight times Sunday to give him 363 punts as a Ram, third most in team history--Jones entered the day one punt behind Norm Van Brocklin on the team’s all-time list--Jones’ gross average Sunday was 46.5 yards per punt. - Running back Cadillac Williams led the Rams with 75 yards rushing on 18 carries (4.2 yards per attempt) and added one reception. Picture shows pregame festivities of the ‘B’ man Moore enjoying the sights and sounds. NEXT RAMS HOME GAMES: 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 ~~~The first one is the hardest

St. Louis Rams Launch "Text to Donate" Campaign for Cancer Research at Siteman A new partnership between the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine and the St. Louis Rams will allow fans at the Edward Jones Dome to fight cancer – from their seats at the game. For the 2011 season, Siteman Cancer Center will be the recipient of new a season long “Text to Donate” program. During home games, Rams fans will have the opportunity to text “Siteman” to a special number, and a $5.00 donation will be made to cancer research at Siteman through The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Those who donate will also be entered to win one of eight prizes: Game ball used during October 2 Breast Cancer Awareness game (with pink ribbon). • Signed jersey from a Rams star player. • Signed helmet from a Rams star player.


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• VIP ticket package including pre-game field passes and lower level sideline seats. • Suite tickets including food & beverages. • Meet and greet with a Rams player. • Opportunity to stand on the field as the Rams players enter during team introductions. • First Pass of the Game. “We’re excited about this unique partnership with the St. Louis Rams to help fight cancer,” says Timothy Eberlein, MD, Siteman Cancer Center director. “The Rams have shown a commitment to the St. Louis community over the past 15 years and we’re proud they have chosen us for this effort.” “One of our organizational goals is to be a great community partner,” says Kevin Demoff, executive vice president of football operations/chief operating officer, St. Louis Rams. “We’re excited to partner with Siteman Cancer Center, an international leader in cancer research and treatment. We’re hopeful that this initiative will enable us and our fans to make a meaningful difference in the lives of many.” Funds raised from the “Text to Donate” program will go to The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital’s Cancer Frontier Fund, a 10-year, $50 million initiative to support innovative research projects at Siteman Cancer Center. The goal is to speed up the pace of turning discoveries into new tests, imaging technologies, drugs, vaccines and other therapies to help every patient survive his or her cancer; or to stop cancer before it starts.

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County or 618.622.1507 in Illinois. Tickets are also available at the Scottrade Center Box Office and online at Presented by the non-profit St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association, the event is sponsored by Grey Eagle Distributors, the St. Louis county wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products, and Anheuser-Busch through its Budweiser brand. Budweiser “Guns ‘N Hoses” features three-round matches between boxers paired by age, weight and ability. Both male and female boxers are scheduled in a 17-bout card. Firefighters won its second consecutive team trophy last year’s show by a 9-8 score. The BackStoppers cover St. Louis City, the Missouri counties of St. Louis, St. Charles, Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Jefferson, Lincoln, Perry, Pike, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Warren and Washington and the Illinois counties of Bond, Clinton, Madison, Monroe and St. Clair. Backstoppers also cover members of Troop C of the Missouri Highway Patrol and District 11 of the Illinois State Police. After a loss of life, The BackStoppers provides money for emergency expenses and later arranges to pay bills, mortgages, debts, college costs and other expenses. The organization was founded in 1959. Additional information is available on the Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses website, www.


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WOMEN’S HEALTH: The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy It’s no surprise that pregnancy causes many changes to a woman’s body. Extra weight, changing balance, and fatigue can all make sitting on the couch seem a very attractive proposition. But staying active can provide multiple benefits to you and your baby, making pregnancy an excellent time to adopt and stick to an exercise program. During pregnancy, exercise can reduce backaches, constipation, bloating, and swelling; boost mood and energy; pro-mote muscle tone, strength, and endurance; and improve sleep quality. It can reduce the risk of gestational diabetes. Pregnant women who exercise may also have an easier time with labor and delivery and weight loss after childbirth. Talk to your doctor before beginning or continuing an exercise program to be sure that you don’t have any health problems that would limit your activity. Women with certain forms of heart and lung disease, cervical problems, a multiple pregnancy that is at risk of preterm labor, vaginal bleeding, preterm labor, placental problems, and high blood pressure caused by preg-

nancy (preeclampsia) should avoid exercise. For most pregnant women, however, 30 minutes of moderate intensity exercise on most, if not all, days of the week is recommended. Be mindful of the changes in your body when choosing your activity. Pregnancy hormones can cause the ligaments that support your joints to stretch and your balance shifts as you gain weight in the front of your body. These changes can lead to more injuries, less stability, and the increased likelihood of falling. The extra weight is also more taxing on your heart. If you can’t talk at normal levels at all times, you may be working too hard. Gentle exercise such as walking, swimming, cycling, or low-impact or water aerobics is suitable for exercisers of all levels. However, you should avoid any sports or activities that could injure your abdomen or that have a high risk for contact such as ice hockey, soccer, or basketball. Skip activities that come with a high risk of falling such as downhill skiing, horse-back riding, or vigorous racquet sports. Stop exercising and call

your doctor if you experience dizziness or faintness, increased shortness of breath, uneven or rapid heartbeat, chest pain, trouble walking, vaginal bleeding, calf pain or swelling, headache, uterine contracBy James N. Martin, Jr, MD tions that continue after President, The American Congress you rest, fluid gushing or of Obstetricians and Gynecologists leaking from your vagina, or decreased fetal movement. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and a supportive bra and shoes. Drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration and overheating. Most importantly, get out, get moving, and have fun! For more information, the ACOG Patient Education Pamphlet “Exercise during Pregnancy” is available at

Alzheimer’s Association Creates Dementia Friendly Hospitals The Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter is excited to announce the completion of Janis McGillick’s Practice Change Fellowship initiative: The Dementia Friendly Hospital Initiative (DFHI). Janis McGillick, Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter, Education Director, took on the two year initiative after hearing families report on the emotionally as well as costly adverse health outcomes for hospitalized people with dementia. The DFHI delivers a best dementia practices curriculum to provide education to hospital staff to improve care for people with dementia in acute care settings. McGillick’s work indicates that hospital staff, even those with 17 or more years in the field have generally received less than three hours of dementia specific training, despite the fact that up to a third of all hospital admissions involve a person with cognitive changes. McGillick finds that staff wants the training and wants to do a better job with people with dementia and their families. “Our goal for this program is both earlier detection of dementia, and awareness of symptoms that need to be addressed in the hospital and during discharge planning that will affect care and outcomes,” McGillick said. The DFHI trained staff at six local hospitals including Christian Hospital, St. Luke’s Hospital, St. Anthony’s Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis University Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese, Ill. Additionally, the project coordinator,

Maggie Murphy-White assisted McGillick to train six other Alzheimer’s Association chapters to implement programs based on the DFHI model. National organizations continue to encourage our efforts, and the Alzheimer’s Association St. Louis Chapter has included the initiative in its three year strategic plan. “The demonstrated changes, improvements in quality care and cost reduction possibilities inherent in the projects supported by this fellowship truly have the potential to alter the course of health care,” McGillick said. The work continues as the Alzheimer’s Association trains more providers this fall to take better care of the cognitively impaired, identify their needs and make appropriate referrals to support them after hospitalization. The St. Louis Chapter also continues to respond to interest from other chapters and health care organizations.

McGillick’s preliminary project findings contributed to a peer reviewed report, published in the Alzheimer’s Disease & Associated Disorders, An International Journal. Her graduation from the Practice Change Fellowship program, administered by The University of Denver, will not slow the St. Louis Chapter’s commitment for better care for hospitalized people with dementia. The Alzheimer’s Association is available to assist families before, during and post hospital stay. Please contact the Alzheimer's Association 24/7 Helpline at 800.272.3900 for more information on how families can have a pleasant hospital experience and other programs and services available in your area.

Saint Louis Zoo Launches Institute for Conservation Medicine A leader in wildlife conservation medicine for the past 20 years, the Saint Louis Zoo will establish an Institute for Conservation Medicine and take its conservation work to a new level. The Institute will focus its research on diseases known to affect threatened and endangered wildlife, as well as how disease relates to domestic animals and public health. Though infectious diseases have always been of concern for human survival - black plague, influenza go back centuries - it is only in the latter part of the twentieth century that emerging infectious diseases were noted to be increasing in incidence and geographic range. “Many of these emerging diseases are now common household terms,” says Dr. Sharon Deem, director of the Zoo’s new institute. “Avian flu, West Nile virus, SARS, Ebola and monkeypox are all newsworthy today. Unfortunately, because these diseases may be transmitted from animals to humans, it is possible that wildlife may be seen as the ‘bad guys,’ threatening human health. In reality, wild animals are not the bad guys. Rather, growing human populations are moving into

wilderness areas with their domestic animals and also trading illegally in wildlife, which may lead to an increase in infectious diseases.” The new institute will partner with universities, medical schools, ecologists, physicians, veterinarians and other health professionals to study the interrelated nature of diseases in animals and humans in the context of environmental change. It will be funded by private support and grants. Dr. Deem is a wildlife veterinarian, epidemiologist and leader in conservation medicine. She has a DVM degree from VirginiaMaryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine and a doctorate from University of Florida. She has conducted conservation and research projects in 20 countries within the Amer icas, Asia and Africa, in-

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Church Oct. 1 and every 1st Sat. of the month all year long: Basement/ Breakfast/Tailgate Sale 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. Every Thursday (through December 1. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Grief Share Support Group

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At Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave. Ferguson, Mo. Info 314.522.3388 or Events 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 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

Oct. 2: 4 p.m. House of Refuge Ministries Comedy 4 a Cause $20 per person. Bridgeton Banquet Center, 12259 Natural Bridge Road. Info: 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. 12 to 5 p.m. Flower Show Sprig and Twig Garden Club Standard Flower Show at Florissant Senior Center, 621 St. Francois Street. Free 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 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. Oct. 22. 7 p.m. Trivia Night Bishop Wurm Assembly Ladies Auxiliary #2012 hosts trivia night at St. Rose Philippine Duchesne KC Hall, 50 rue St. Francois, Florissant. Doors open at 6 p.m. Info: Chris Herbert 314.650.7622. Tickets: Beth Zak 314.443.6059. 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 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 or call 636.300.1480. Every Thursday Evenings: 7:30 p.m. St. Charles Municipal Band Frontier Park, Every 3rd Monday of the Month:

6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Watch Visit our wesite for location, http:// or call 314.830.6042. Health and Meetings 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. St. Chatherine Retirement Community Events 3350 St. Catherine St., Florissant. To RSVP to events call 314.838.3877 Sept. 29: 10:30 a.m. Tai Chi for Seniors FREE classes. Reduce stress, strengthen joints, develop balance and coordination. Sept. 30: 2 p.m. Project Hands Volunteers needed to knit, crochet and quilt for various children’s organizations. Every Monday. 5:45 p.m. Line Dancing with Minnie Beginners welcome. Every Monday and Friday. 1 p.m. Free Exercise Class Led by personal trainer. Call for details. Every Thursday. 10:30 a.m. Free Tai Chi for Seniors Oct. 6: 9 a.m. Breakfast and Bingo Oct. 6: 10 a.m. Blood Pressure Clinic Oct. 11: 10:30 a.m. Oktoberfest Happy Hour with lunch Oct. 13: 9 a.m. Breakfast and Medicare & Prescription Drugs Seminar Presented by MD Pharmacy Oct. 19: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fall Bazaar, Quilt Show & Bake Sale Oct. 20: 9 a.m. Breakfast and Fall Health Fair Oct. 25: 10:30 a.m. Halloween Happy Hour and lunch

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Prizes for the best costume (optional) Oct. 28: 2 p.m. Project Hands Volunteers needed to knit, crochet, and quilt for various children’s organizations. SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings Every Monday (6-7 p.m.) and Tuesday (noon -1 p.m.) in October. Weight loss HMR Program Orientation. Register at 1.877.477.6954. Oct. 1: 7:30 a.m. registration for Walk from Obesity - St. Louis 5K Walk/Run At Frontier Park in St. Charles. Info and registration at www. Children 12 and under are free. Oct. 24: 6 p.m. Arthritis and Shoulder Replacement Seminar At May Center. Free. Call 1.866. SSM-DOCS to register. Oct. 4: 6 p.m. Knee Replacement Class Call 314.291.3399 to register. Oct. :. 1 to 3 p.m. Stroke Support Group Aat May Center. Info: 314.344.7392. Oct. 5: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Adjustable Gastric Banding Support Group At May Center. Call 1.877.477.6954. Oct. 6: 6 p.m. Alzheimer’s Association Support Group Aat Bridgeton Community Center. Info: 314.291.0855. Oct. 12: 5 to 6:30 p.m. Cancer Support Group at May Center Info: 314.344.6090. Oct. 12: 6:30 p.m. Knee and hip replacement class Call 314.837.5555 to register. Oct. 13: Noon to 1 p.m. Might Hearts and Lungs Support Group Info: 314.344.6023. Oct. 18: 6 p.m. Hip Replacement Class Call 314.291.3399 to register. Oct. 18: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Grief and Loss Support Group At Bridgeton Trails Library. Info:

314.344.7080. Oct. 19: 5:30 to 7 p.m. General Weight Loss Surgery Support Group Info: 1.877.477.6954. Volunteers needed at Christian Hospital 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 in the Volunteer Office, located off the hospital’s main lobby. For more information, call the Christian Hospital volunteer office at 314-653-5032. 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Can email for further information: • Every Sunday: 6:30-8 p.m. 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City; lower level of Holy Communion Episcopal Church; contact 314-993-5421. • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636-561-1407. • 1st and 3rd Tuesday: 12:30-2 p.m. 320 N. Forsyth Blvd in Clayton; lower level in Samuel United Church of Christ; contact 314968-3477. • 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon, MO; 4th floor conference room of Progress West Hospital; contact 636-561-1407. Mon. & Thurs, ongoing: 11 a.m. 12 p.m. Breathe Designed for people with pulmonary disease – participants focus on deep breathing, exercises and relaxation. Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite

104. $30. Call 314-953-6090 to register or for more information. Wednesdays: 6:30-7:30 p.m. STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group This nationally recognized program provides education and support for those with schizophrenia. Group is facilitated by an experienced STEPS nurse. For info, call 314-839-3171. Diabetes Basics Proper diabetes treatment and education can help you learn to live well with diabetes. Call 314.344.7024 for info or 314.3447220 to enroll. Diabetes Self Management Training A series of four classes over a sixmonth period of time. Call Central Scheduling to make an appointment at 314.344.7220. The classes are covered by most insurance plans. Nutrition Education SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you. Call 314.344.6157 for information. Pregnancy Massage SSM DePaul Health Center. Let a certified massage therapist ease away many of the aches and pains you experience as your body changes during pregnancy through a one-hour massage session. $50 for a one-hour massage. Call 314.344.7879 to schedule an appointment. Therapeutic Massage SSM DePaul Health Center. Massage by certified massage therapist to provide stress release, relaxation and health benefits. $60/ hour massage or $35/half-hour massage. Call 314.344.7879 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

Cholesterol/Glucose Screening DePaul Wellness Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. 12-hour fasting required for accurate results. Please allow 2 weeks for results. Cholesterol HDL/ LDL/Triglycerides (requires 12 hour fasting)- $17; Cholesterol, Total - $10; Glucose, Only - $10; Glucose, Combined with either Cholesterol - $5. Call 314.344.6176 to schedule an appointment. Calcium Scoring Heart Scan Program SSM DePaul Health Center. This program uses advanced (CT) imaging to scan the arteries around the heart and measure or score the amount of calcium present in the plaque deposits. This screening, in combination with other heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, etc.) can help determine an overall picture of your current heart health and your risk for developing heart disease. Call 314.344.6030 to learn more about the heart scan program or to schedule an appointment. SSM DePaul Wellness Center Tired of getting locked into longterm memberships that you never use? Join the DePaul Wellness Center and receive a personalized program for your specific needs. Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation. Call 314.344.6177 for more details. SSM St. Joseph 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.

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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 314-5691113 or Every Wednesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 414 S. Church St., St. Peters. Weighins at 8:30 a.m. Business mtg at 10 a.m. Call 636-397-1727 or 636272-4995 for more info. Every Tues. 6:30–8 p.m. Chemical Dependency Mtg. Christian Hospital. 314.839.3171.

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of all ages in 39 states and Washington, D.C., with effective messages and resources. McGruff the Crime Dog made a special appearance at the Hazelwood Council Meeting because of his status as an icon for the National Crime Prevention Council. For over 30 years, McGruff has helped people across the country understand that preventing crime is everyone’s business. In 2011, CSC is introducing the following Crime Prevention Month themes: home safety; crime reporting; community engagement, school and campus safety; and drug abuse prevention. All resources will be targeted to help communities address local crime trends and needs that were identified in a 2010 National Crime Prevention Council field evaluation. “The vitality of Hazelwood is inherent upon our efforts to keep homes, neighborhoods, schools and businesses safe,” said Hazelwood Chief of Police Carl Wolf. “Collaboration with residents, business owners, school administrators and city officials on

a year-round basis enhances our ability to keep the criminal element out of our community. It also helps build pride among the citizenry that Hazelwood is a great place to live, work and play.” Hazelwood is among hundreds of cities throughout the country that support this public safety initiative on an annual basis. The city observes “Celebrate Safe Communities” on the last Tuesday in September. It takes the place of “National Night Out” because local residents like having the event during the cooler part of the year when everyone is back into a normal routine after summer break. The Hazelwood Police Department partners with the Neighborhood Watch Commission, Hazelwood Fire Department, and the Fire Districts of Florissant Valley and Robertson to emphasize the importance of safety from crime, fire and medical emergencies. Residents were urged to get together with their neighbors and plan block parties for the September 27 event. It’s a great way for neighbors to share what they did over the summer, and to get acquainted with the Hazelwood police officers who patrol their areas on a regular basis.

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 2 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.

For information or tickets, please call 314.921.5678 or visit 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.

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