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Family Historian Makes Donation to the Knobbe House Photo Collection By Tim Davidson, communications coordinator, City of Hazelwood The television show Who Do You Think You Are has made geneaology, or tracing one’s ancesotrs, a popular hobby. Hazelwood recently benefitted from one family historian’s find when the city acquired three rare, hisotric images. Stan Busken, of Liberty, MO, is the great-grandson of Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr., who once owned the Knobbe House in Hazelwood. The house now sits at Brookes Park. Stan recently made a trip to the city of Hazelwood to present city officials with a generous donation of three large photos of his ancestors, dating back to 1872, mounted in beautiful antique frames. One of them is a long-lost photo he’s been looking for ever since he started doing historical research on Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr., and his siblings in 2009. It is the wedding photo of Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr., with his first wife, Anna Maria (Henke) Knobbe, taken in 1879. This is a rare photo since she died of tuberculosis at age 41 after giving birth to seven children. Knobbe, Sr., found himself a widower raising several kids. In 1897, his sister-in-law, Maria Anna (Keeven) Henke, became a widow with five children. Three years later, Knobbe, Sr., married his sister-in-law, and they formed a blended family of 11 children. Together they had one son, Joseph S. Knobbe, Jr., born on April 26, 1902.
In April 2013, several cousins and their spouses, all Knobbe descendents, gathered at Busken’s home in Liberty. The purpose was to exchange old family photos, memorabilia and interesting stories passed down from generation to generation. Mary Margaret Noll brought many of the photos she found in an attic trunk belonging to her maiden aunt’s estate (the daughter of August Knobbe, one of Joseph S. Knobbe’s four brothers). To Busken’s surprise, one of them was the elusive wedding photo that was the missing piece to his Knobbe family genealogy project. According to Busken, “When I started my book on the historical research of Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr. and his siblings, a lot of family pictures surfaced including wedding photos of his siblings. But I could never find the main one of my great-grandparents. My father always told me to keep looking because there’s one out there to find. I continued working on my book with this hope in my heart, and now I’m proud to say its finally in my possession. It brings closure to the years of genealogical research I did to document my family’s legacy for my nine grandchildren, and a tenth expected in September.” The other two donated photos are just as remarkable. One shows Busken’s great-grandfather Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr.
at the age of 15. Several family members confirm that Knobbe, Sr., kept this photo in his wallet until his death in 1934. In 1877, at the age of 19, Knobbe, Sr. immigrated to America from Wettrup, Germany. When he arrived in the St. Louis area to live with relatives, he had little clothing and only $25 to his name. Through his strong work ethics and perseverance, he was able to accrue over 300 acres of fertile farmland in Hazelwood (where the Village Square Shopping See GENEAOLOGICAL DISCOVERY page 2
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Center and Hazelwood West High School now are located). He became a prosperous potato farmer, raising 12 children and serving as a stockholder of the Citizen’s Bank of Florissant and later as director from 1913 to 1920. Knobbe, Sr., was also a member of the Catholic Central Union (Verein) of America, the first nationwide association of Catholic Men’s societies in the United States. The third donated photo shows Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr., posing with his three other brothers: Clement, August, and Benedict. August Knobbe lived in the St. Louis area with Joseph and started the Tower Grove Dairy back in 1894. All three photos will be added to the collection of photos of the Knobbe children who were raised in the home previously donated by Busken to the Hazelwood Historic Preservation Commission. The Knobbe House is one of three historic structures uniquely preserved at Hazelwood’s historic Brookes Park. This home was built in the mid-1800s and owned originally by Bernard Henke, a farmer. Joseph Knobbe, Sr., came to work for the Henke family in 1877 and in 1879 married Henke’s daughter, Anna Maria. After being in the Knobbe family for more than 100 years, the house was donated to the City of Hazelwood in 1995. Later that same year, this farmhouse was moved from its original location near what is now Village Square Shopping Center to Brookes Park on the other side of I-270. The house was restored in 2007 for community rentals and social events. In 2010, the City of Hazelwood received the Adaptive Reuse Award from the St. Louis County Historic Buildings
Stan Busken of Liberty, Mo., holds the cherished wedding photo of his great-grandfather Joseph S. Knobbe, Sr., with his first wife, Anna Maria (Henke) Knobbe. This photo was one of three donated by Busken to the City of Hazelwood for inclusion in The Knobbe House photo collection.
Commission for its restoration efforts in preserving the historic structure for ongoing use. It is currently being used as the liaison office for Emerald Automotive, which intends to make Hazelwood its North American manufacturing hub for its t-001—the world’s first all new, extended-range, electric fleet vehicle with zero compromise.
Get your event or good news published in Community News: email your information in calendar and article formats to firstname.lastname@example.org. Community News made the following errors in the 9/18/13 coverage of NCI’s 30 Leaders in Their Thirties. We regret the errors. David Arledge is a member of the National Association of Secondary School Principals, Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals, Association of Curriculum and Development, and Phi Delta Kappa. Tiffany Besse implemented school-wide Positive Behavior Support programs. Katy Chambers the principal of Hazelwood Northwest Middle School. Brian Douglas has served as a high school youth group leader at St. Norbert Parish in Florissant.
Andrea Hayes helps her community by volunteering with voter education and blood drives to heighten sickle cell awareness. She has been able to mentor 15 to 20 girls through her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha-Gamma Omega Chapter. She was voted Hazelwood Southeast Middle School's Teacher of the Year in 2012. Brian Livingston is not involved with the Boy Scouts. Dhari Pearson has worked with the Kiwanis Club of Florissant. She participates in Hazelwood Harvestfest. Jana Shortt attended Ferguson-Florissant schools and has served as a public relations coordinator volunteer with the Florissant Valley chapter of La Leche League. Austin Umbenhaur volunteers with Caring Solutions and has received 18 Quarterly Pinnacle Awards from his employer, US Bank. Annie Wagganer co-authored the chapter “HIV/AIDS and Mental Disorders” in the book Women’s Mental Health Services (2010).
Stan Williams, Jr. volunteers with Herbert Hoover Boys and Girls Club.
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NCCU Names 2013 Awards Recipients North County Churches Uniting for Racial Harmony and Justice (NCCU) has the pleasure of announcing its Community Service Awards, Outstanding Education Awards, and it President's Awards. Recipients will be honored at the 9th Annual Dinner on Sunday, October 13 at 3:30pm in the Atrium of the Paul F. Detrick Building at Christian Hospital Northeast. The theme will be Promoting Understanding, Social Justice, and Commitment to Community. The following individuals and organizations will be receiving the awards (listed below). President Rance Thomas says, “This is truly one of the strongest, most outstanding, most deserving group of individuals and organizations that we have ever selected, and it is an honor to recognize them for making a difference in their communities and the metropolitan area." Outstanding Education Award Dr. Art McCoy - Superintendent, Ferguson-Florissant School District Dr. Grayling Tobias - Superintendent, Hazelwood School District Community Service Awards Christian Hospital TOYOTA/Bodine Aluminum, Inc. Former State Senator Pat Dougherty, Catholic Charities President's Award Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church Midwest Bank Centre The keynote Speaker will be Dr. Thomas George, Chancellor, University of Missouri at St. Louis. Master of Ceremonies will be Rev. (Dr.) Marvin Shelton, Pastor of NCCU Church, Christ Ministries@The Community Church. Participants will include a number of NCCU's Churches including Rev. John Higgins, John Knox Presbyterian Church, Rev. Monica Jefferson, St. Andrews UMC, and Rev. Michael Kwreson, Church of the Master UCC. Music will be provided by iWitness. The public is encouraged to attend to show support for the awardees. Tickets are $35 each and may be obtained by mailing a check to 13200 New Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63033 or by calling 314.921.7364 by October 4th. Reservations are required.
St. Ferdinand’s Parish 225th Anniversary St. Ferdinand’s Monsignor Jack Schuler invited Mayor Schneider to reflect on the important place that St. Ferdinand Parish has in the history of Florissant and the Louisiana Purchase territory during the 225th Anniversary celebration. Here is an excerpt from Mayor Schneider’s presentation: “I would like to thank St. Angela Pastor Father Thomas Keller, Florissant Historian and preservationist Rosemary Davison and all of the Friends of Old St. Ferdinand Shrine for preserving these important structures. May the roof above us never fall in, and may we friends gathered below it never fall out. Father DeSmet traveled many thousands of miles doing his missionary work with the Aboriginal people of North America and raising money in Europe. I visited Idaho for the first time a year ago and saw a remote historical marker in the North West corner of that state. To my delight it was a tribute to the Jesuit Priest Pier DeSmet who, while traveling with a Band of Flat Head Indians and having just descended a perilous mountain slope, said a Mass to invoke divine thanks for their safe passage. This was the first mass and probably the first Christian service ever held in the Idaho Montana region of North America. He found his inspiration from Mother Duchesne at her Florissant outpost. Now, our grown children have taken the blessings of lessons learned in Florissant on tolerance and hospitality to all corners of the globe, including France and Belgium, returning some of the grace that was brought to North America
through the St. Ferdinand meeting place between the creeks by Father DeSmet and St. Rose Philippine Duchesne. St. Rose Philippine Duchesne founded the first Society of the Sacred Heart motherhouse in the United States on these parish grounds. She also established the first Indian school for girls in the U.S. and a free school for boys and girls at St. Ferdinand’s. It is a special gift to have an actual Saint a part of the fabric of the Parish’s History. In addition, Father Peter DeSmet was ordained at St. Ferdinand’s in 1827. St. Ferdinand Parish continues to be a vibrant and progressive Catholic Parish with a successful parochial school and an enthusiastic and generous parishioner base. In addition to its rich history, St. Ferdinand is famous for hosting the most popular year round Friday fish fry in the entire Metropolitan Area.”
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Imo’s Holds 50th Anniversary Photo Contest Announcing Imo’s photo contest in conjunction with its 50th Anniversary celebration in 2014. Imo’s is asking its customers to submit photos of their experiences at Imo’s over the last 50 years as part of the festivities commemorating this magnificent milestone. Patrons
are also welcome to stop by their favorite Imo’s and snap new pictures for the contest as well. The photos selected will receive a $50 Imo’s gift card and may be used in future Imo’s television commercials. Additionally, Imo’s invites those couples who are also celebrat-
MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts Announces 2013 Award of Recognition Winners MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts announces the Award of Recognition Winners for the 2013 Festival event, which took place the weekend of September 13-15, 2013: • Ann McCann - Art to Wear - Nashville, TN • Anthony Borchardt - Clay - St. Louis, MO • Charity Fedde - Jewelry - Wildwood, MO • Neal Gray - Jewelry - O’Fallon, MO • Aaron Coleman - Oil/Acrylic - Kansas City, MO • MJ Rigby - Oil/Acrylic - Kansas City, MO • Dylan Punke - Photography - Chenoa, IL • Alice Jaeger-Ashland - Print Making - St. Ann, MO • David Curles - Print Making - Fayetteville, AR • Christina Smith - Watercolor - Fayetteville, AR The Award of Recognition winners were chosen by two seasoned arts professionals who served as jurors for the 2013 MOSAICS Festival – Rich Brooks and Joe Chesla. Brooks is an award-winning artist and the former Executive Director of the St. Peters Cultural
ing their own 50th wedding anniversaries in 2014 to submit photos to the contest. All entries must be sent in by October 31. For more information on rules of entry visit www.imospizza.com
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Anthony Borchardt - Clay - St. Louis, Missouri
Arts Center and artistic director for the Spirit of St. Louis Marathon. Chesla is also an award-winning artist with professional preparator experience with both the Walker Art Center and the Kemper Museum in Kansas City. He is presently a Professor at St. Louis Community College at the Meramec campus, where he coordinates the sculpture program in the Fine Arts department. The 2013 MOSAICS Festival featured 103 juried artists from 18 states and 1 foreign country – the participating artists were juried into this year’s Festival by Joyce Rosen, MOSAICS’ first Executive Director and a Founder of the Foundry Arts Centre in Historic St. Charles. Rosen is currently the President for the Best of Missouri Hands arts organization, and she is the President/Editor of The Arts Live, and online arts magazine and a resource for St. Louis area arts scene. For more information on the 19th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, please call 314.482.5476 or visit www.stcharlesmosaics.org.
After opening the season on the road, the Cardinals will play their 2014 Home Opener at Busch Stadium on Monday, April 7, beginning a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds. The club will then host rival Chicago over the weekend, April 11-13, as it continues a stretch of 16-straight home games against Central Division opponents (Pittsburgh: April 25-27, Milwaukee: April 28-30 and Chicago: May 12-15) to begin the home slate. The 2014 schedule has the team home for almost the entire second half of May, as the Cardinals will play 19 of 22 games at home from May 12 – June 3. A 10-game home stand (CHI-4, ATL-3, ARI-3) begins on May 12, and following three games in Cincinnati (May 23-25), the team returns home for a nine-game stand that begins on May 26 against the New York Yankees. It will be the first time the Yankees have visited St. Louis since 2005. The Yankees have played the Cardinals just once at home since interleague play began and twice overall: 2003 in NY and 2005 in STL. That home stand will also feature four games with San Francisco and two vs. Kansas City. In addition to the Yankees and Royals, St. Louis will also host Tampa Bay (July 22-23) and the Boston Red Sox (August 5-7) in interleague action. Boston has also played in St. Louis just one time (2005) in interleague play. The team travels to Kansas City (June 4-5), Toronto (June 6-8) and Tampa Bay (June 10-11) to round out their interleague slate next season. The team’s final home stand (September 12-21) consists of nine games against Colorado, Milwaukee and Cincinnati, three games each. St. Louis ends the regular season on the road at Chicago and Arizona. St. Louis will play 48 games at home before the All-Star break next season, which falls on July 14-17, and 33 home games after the break. The team has 12 home dates in April, 16 in May, 13 in June, 12 in July, 16 in August and 12 during September. They will play holiday home games on Memorial Day (May 26 vs. NY Yankees), Independence Day (July 4 vs. Miami) and Labor Day (Sept. 1 vs. Pittsburgh). The Cardinals will be making future announcements regarding game times, ticket pricing and ticket availability for the 2014 season.
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Get Outta Town: Best Haunted House in the Nation The Darkness, America’s most celebrated haunted house, has been scaring fright fans for two decades. To mark its 20th anniversary of terror, the nation’s scariest haunted house has been completely renovated. Ranked the top haunted house in America, The Darkness combines special effects with Hollywood-quality set designs to create an experience like no other. For the 2013 season, new scenes and state-of-the-art digital effects and animatronics have been installed and are waiting to terrorize visitors. Nearly one million fans have visited The Darkness since it opened in 1993. The Darkness is so terrifying it’s been featured multiple times on national television shows dedicated to finding the top haunts in the world, including National Geographic Channel, USA Today, Modern Marvels on The History Channel, the Travel Channel, the Today Show, Fox News, A&E and many others. This year, “Making Monsters” has visited The Darkness to create a new creature that will be unveiled during the season. For the haunt’s 20th year, the fear begins outside where the Dead Drac band will entertain the crowds and monsters will slide up and down the street. Inside more than 35,000 square feet of sheer terror awaits guests with frightening scenes enhanced by unpredictable scares from live actors. TerrorVisions in 3D – a screamingly popular part of The Darkness – is all new for 2013 with CGI effects incorporated with animations and explosions. The Darkness’ Monster Museum sports new horror
movie memorabilia for the 20th anniversary. The Darkness is open October 4, 5 and 6, then remains open each night from October 11 through Sunday, November 2, 2013. Tickets begin at $25 for adults and $22 for children ages 10 and under. Fast passes and combination tickets for The Darkness, Creepyworld and The Haunting of Lemp Brewery are available and tickets may be purchased online and printed at home. Ticket details and complete operating schedule information are available online at www.Scarefest.com. The Darkness is located at 1525 S. 8th Street in St. Louis’ Soulard neighborhood south of downtown. The horror masters at The Darkness also operate Creepyworld Haunted Screampark in Fenton, MO, and The Haunting of Lemp Brewery, both of which open for the season on Friday, September 13, 2013. This year Creepyworld presents its biggest expansion to date with 10 different attractions for the price of one including four new haunts. The new attractions at Creepyworld are The Evil Dread, The Dark Zone, The Tool Shed and Carnivorous in 3D. Creepyworld is the biggest and longest haunted attraction in America. The Haunting of Lemp Brewery is located in the natural limestone caves and caverns beneath the historic Lemp Brewery south of downtown St. Louis. Billed as the only “real” haunted house in Missouri, it will appear on a Travel Channel show called “Halloween Crazy” in October.
Hazelwood Hires New City Manager The City of Hazelwood is pleased to announce the hiring of Matthew Zimmerman as City Manager. Mr. Zimmerman is expected to start work in Hazelwood on October 30th. The Mayor and City Council completed an extensive national search and spoke with many qualified candidates to ensure that the City of Hazelwood has a senior staff member dedicated to and highly qualified to oversee its day-to-day operations. Mr. Zimmerman comes to Hazelwood with more than 30 years of local government experience. Most recently, Mr. Zimmerman has served the City of Emporia, Kansas, (population 24,900), where he has been City Manager since 2007. Prior to his current position, he spent four years as City Administrator in Prospect Heights, Illinois. Mr. Zimmerman has extensive experience in economic development, finance and public works. As City Manager in Emporia, Mr. Zimmerman is responsible for supervising the operations of a full-service city with more than 200 full-time employees and managing a budget of approximately $44 million. During his tenure, he has helped improve the city’s financial outlook, guided the city through its response to facility closures by major manufacturers and created strategies that attracted new business and jobs. Mr. Zimmerman has served various northern Illinois communities, in the Chicago area, since 1982.including Manhattan, Elburn, Roselle and Glen Ellyn. He holds a M.A. in Public Administration from Northern Illinois University and a B.S. from Quincy College. Visit Hazelwood’s website at www.hazelwoodmo.org for information about the city.
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Hazelwood School District Teachers Travel to the Barrier Islands to Study Sea Turtle Ecology Thirteen teachers from Hazelwood School District were selected to attend the Barrier Islands and Sea Turtles Ecology trip offered through Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers over the summer. The teachers flew into Savannah, Georgia before taking a boat to Ossabaw Island where they spent three nights in a plantation-style hunting lodge. The participating teachers were Christina Hughes, West High, biology – Science Curriculum Coordinator Pamela Hughes-Watson, East High, biology Chris Link, Central High, biology Scott Kratzer, Garrett, fifth grade Sara Berghoff, Jamestown, fifth grade Leigh Bagley, Northwest Middle, sixth grade Stephanie Knight, Coldwater, third grade Elizabeth Goodman, Northwest Middle, sixth grade Kelsey Gillstrom, Lawson, fifth grade Stephanie Heckstetter, Walker, fourth grade Karis Jackson, Central Middle, eighth grade Rodney Bouchard, Barrington, fifth grade Lisa McPherson, Coldwater, fifth grade The group members spent their days at the beach where they saw a lot of wildlife and marine
life. They worked in groups on various activities including: creating a model of a barrier island and its mainland, constructing a bird’s nest and writing instructions on how to build it, and playing a predator/prey game from Picture Perfect Science. The trip facilitator Steve Rick and his colleague Dean, both coordinators at the Georgia Youth Science and Technology Centers, provided opportunities for teachers to work in grade-level groups and plan how the experiences would be integrated into classroom instruction. An example of an integration plan included using a video of rapid sand erosion by a stream flowing into the ocean to discuss the water-related erosion in earth science class. Another example of an integration plan included discussing and modeling of nesting habits and nature versus nurture behaviors in animals. Rich also provided teachers with a list of trade books and videos as well as ELA strategies that they can use in the classroom. Two elementary teachers, Stephanie Heckstetter and Sara Bergoff, submitted a proposal to present at the elementary portion of the Interface Conference in Tan-tar-a, Lake of the Ozarks in February. Hughes said that throughout the year participating teachers will be sharing their knowledge and lessons ideas with the PLCs and grade level teachers.
HSD Teachers take time for a group photo at the beach
HSD Superintendent Dr. Grayling Harlem Wizards vs. Hazelwood School District The Hazelwood School District is one of the open at 6pm and the game starts at 7. Come Tobias Receives 2013 UMSL largest districts in Missouri and the Hazelwood early because there will be a pre-game show. Distinguished Alumni Award PTA Council has a big job overseeing and as- Watch the Wizards perform their athleticism, Superintendent Dr. Grayling Tobias will be honored as a 2013 University of Missouri-St. Louis Distinguished Alumni at the UMSL Founders Dinner on September 19 at the Ritz-Carlton, St. Louis. The Distinguished Alumni Award was established in 1987 as the University of Missouri- St. Louis Alumni Association’s highest graduate honor. The award is presented annually to five university alumni who have made extraordinary career achievements, distinguished themselves through significant community service or gone above and beyond in their interaction/support of the University of Missouri-St. Louis. Tobias earned his Bachelor of Science Degree from UMSL in 1980. He has a Master of Arts Degree from Truman State University and a Doctor of Education Leadership Degree from Saint Louis University. He has more than 24 years of experience in education, 17 as an administrator. He has worked in large school districts, a small district, public and private schools. His mission in education is to assist principals so they can provide opportunities for all students to acquire the knowledge and skills which they will need to become informed, self-sufficient and contributing members of a multicultural society in the 21st century. Before pursuing his career in education, Tobias played professional baseball for the farm teams of both the Montreal Expos and Detroit Tigers. He is a member of the baseball halls of fame at UMSL, McCluer High School and the St. Louis Amateur Baseball Hall of Fame.
sisting PTAs for the 20 Elementary, 6 Middle, and 3 High School that make up the district. For over 50 years the Hazelwood PTA Council has provided over $2.9 million dollars in scholarships to graduating seniors across the district. Education is a priority in Hazelwood and the PTA Council is dedicated to continuing to provide its deserving students with a scholarship to start them on their journey or meeting their higher education goals. Throughout the year the Hazelwood PTA Council sponsors events to support the Scholarship Program. The Run/Walk held in the spring is a huge event and allows scholarship recipients to give back by volunteering their time. The community can supports its graduates by donating directly to the scholarship program or by attending events like Run/Walk, Dine out Nights, and the upcoming Harlem Wizards Game. The Harlem Wizards go up against Hazelwood School District staff on Monday October 14 at the Hazelwood Central High School field house. Doors
tricks, fancy teamwork and ball handling wizardry. This is a family-friendly atmosphere at family-friendly prices. Advanced tickets may be purchased at any Hazelwood School District office or at www.harlemwizards.com/homepage.php. For more information please visit www.hazelwoodptacouncil.com.
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40-Year Celebration and Ribbon Cutting for Columbia College-St. Louis on Thursday, August 29
Jeanette Perkins Joins the Sarah Community The Sarah Community announced that Jeanette Perkins of Cottleville has joined the organization as the administrator of The Naomi House. Perkins brings with her 20 years of professional experience in the healthcare arena, most recently serving as a community outreach representative for a national hospice provider assisting seniors and their family members with services during se-
rious and terminal illness. Prior to that, she spent several years with another leading home health and hospice company and more than a decade in biotech and pharmaceutical sales where she established a proven track record of performance achievements. This includes being named the #1 sales representative in the region for a new product launch. For more information, call 314.208.8814.
Plaque in Honor of the Late Judge Tim Kelly From left to right: Brig. Gen. Newman, director of the Joint Staff, Missouri National Guard; Susan Solovic ‘80, Columbia College trustee; Dr. Bob Steffes, St. Louis campus director; and Dr. Terry Smith, interim president of Columbia College, cut the ribbon at the rededication of the newly renovated St. Louis campus.
Celebrated entrepreneur and Columbia College Trustee Susan Solovic ‘ 80 commented on the college’s rich history in the St. Louis area, as well its dedication to innovation and education.
Gen. David Newman, director of the Joint Staff, Missouri National Guard, provided remarks about Columbia College’s pioneering role as an educator of military and veteran students over the last 40 years.
Family and friends gathered at 315 rue St. Francois on Wednesday, August 28 to unveil the 14th Walk Through History plaque in honor of the late Judge Tim Kelly. He served as Florissant’s municipal judge for thirty-two years. His passion was the youth in the community and he inspired troubled kids to strive to be good citizens and promoted leadership through athletics.
Shop Chamber First in October Consumers who ‘Shop Chamber First’ during the month of October will be eligible for a chance to win a Kindle Fire HD Tablet and other prizes at a drawing on November 15, 2013. The drawing is part of an awareness campaign launched this summer by the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce in coordination with the 2013 printing of the annual Greater North County Chamber of Commerce membership directory in July. The campaign, which is sponsored by Christian Hospital, is designed to encourage more than 400 Chamber members and the public to “Shop Chamber First.”
Consumers who shop at a Chamber member business during October and mail copies of their receipts with their names and telephone numbers to the Chamber’s office will be eligible for the drawing. Mailings must be sent to the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce, 420 West Washington Street, Florissant, MO 63031. Deadline for submission of receipts is November 10. Participating members should display the “Shop Chamber First” decal in the windows of their businesses. Additionally, interested consumers can stop by the Chamber office to pick up a member directory. Copies of the 2013 directory are available at the Chamber’s office at 420 West Washington, Florissant, MO 63031. More information is available by calling 314.831.3500 or visiting www.greaternorthcountychamber.com. Also, you can “like” the Greater North County Chamber of Commerce on Facebook.
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He’s the student no one notices—the shy kid that does his work and doesn’t whine or joke around. Brian is The Invisible Boy, in a sweet new book by Trudy Ludwig, with whimsical illustrations by one of Newsbee’s favorite artists, Patrice Barton. While Nathan and Sophie require a lot of their teacher’s time and energy, Brian doesn’t. He’s quiet and studious, spending most hours alone, inside and on the playground drawing dragons, castles and superheroes to the rescue. When a new boy named Justin comes to class, it appears Brian is going to be rescued too. Justin relishes in his new friend’s artistic abilities. It seems Brian has a soul mate, someone to buffer his loneliness. But his happiness is short lived. The bond between Brian and Justin becomes frayed when another classmate lays claim to Justin’s attention. Heartstrings will twinge when reading this dear book, a reminder to include others, no matter how invisible they may seem.
Take a Break from Technology As access to technology increases, families may find they are spending more time on their devices and less time together. Some psychologists worry our growing attachment to technology may result in social isolation. “We’re getting used to a new way of being alone together,” said Sherry Turkle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor, psychologist and author of “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other.” “People want to be with each other, but also elsewhere, connected to all the different places they want to be.” In her book, “Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other,” Turkle explores the idea that this constant need for virtual connection is leading to a gap in communication between families, and a new generation of children is unable to actually communicate and relate to their peers or parents. Photo courtesy of Getty Images Ready for a Tech Timeout? Foresters™, a life insurance provider committed to the well-being of families, recently launched the Tech Timeout™ challenge in response to a growing awareness that our attachment to digital devices may contribute to a sense of social isolation among families. Tech Timeout encourages families across North America to take a pledge to turn off their digital devices (including TVs, smartphones, video games and computers) for an hour each day for one week and connect with each other in a
more meaningful way. The idea is not to eliminate technology, but to create awareness of the dependence on technology, and ultimately improve personal bonds within families. Easy Ways to Unplug Carving out space and time for each other can start the channels of communication flowing. Here are some activities families can do together: • Board Game Bonanza – Break out the cards, puzzles and board games for a night of old-fashioned fun. • Get Out and Play – Find a local trail and set out on a hike together. You will have a chance to interact with your surroundings and one another and be active too. • Volunteer – Volunteering can help strengthen community connections and avoid a sense of social isolation. Find a cause your family is passionate about and volunteer with a local organization. • Cook Together – Dig out your favorite recipes and try cooking as a family. Assign each person a role in meal preparation. You will not only have plenty of time to interact, your children can pick up some valuable life skills along the way. • Take a Tech-free Holiday – Family vacations are a great time to recharge and bond with your kids, but connecting can be tough if you are each plugged into your electronic devices. Fun time together will create memories your children will cherish for years to come. • Rediscover Reading – Begin a family reading hour or book club. Starting a discussion about literature will open up communication. To take the Tech Timeout pledge, and for more tips on building stronger bonds within your family, visit www.TechTimeout.com and www.facebook.com/TechTimeout.
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Prisoners, the latest film from director Denis Villeneuve, taps into a parent’s deepest fear: having a child abducted from what should be a very safe place. It’s a raw, brutal film that explores themes of revenge, retaliation, and vigilante justice. Hugh Jackman leads an exceptionally strong cast as Keller Dover, a contractor who barely makes ends meet. Celebrating Thanksgiving with his friend Franklin Birch (Terrence Howard) and his family, Dover’s world is turned upside-down as his daughter and Franklin’s little girl disappear while walking between their homes. Though police quickly round up a likely Prisoners photo courtesy of Warner Bros. suspect named Alex Jones (Paul Dano), he er showing how far parents will go to protect their isn’t saying much about what happened. Convinced he has the right man in custody, Detective children. Unfortunately, director Denis Villeneuve Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal ) torments his prisoner, but he stretches that intriguing story into two-and-a-half agonizing hours. If he simply trimmed the film to can’t strong-arm him a reasonable level, he might have had an Oscar into admitting anyThough the action drags at contender. thing. times, Prisoners remains Hugh Jackman and Terrence Howard are reAfter Alex is released following a 48- a complicated and worth- liable here as always, but Paul Dano steals the film as the troubled young man at the center of hour hold, Keller takes while movie. case. Playing a man-child who seemingly does matters into his own not understand what’s happening, hands. With his wife grief-stricken and unable to function, the contractor Dano turns in such a fragile performance promises to get the truth out of that young man—even that his character appears guilty one minute and innocent the next. if he has to break the law to do. Melissa Leo is equally good as Holly, On one level, Prisoners is a solid psychological thrill-
Alex’s mother. Positioning herself for a Best Supporting Actress nod, Leo adds a definite layer of malice to the doting Holly. Like her onscreen son, it’s hard to tell exactly what’s going on in her head. Jake Gyllenhaal’s Detective Loki also is exceptionally wellplayed. Looking at what should be an open-andshut case, Loki’s frustration level rises the longer those two little girls are missing. This kind of nuanced performance is what fans expect from the actor, and he doesn’t disappoint. Though the action drags at times, Prisoners remains a complicated and worthwhile movie. While it is not the best film of the year, it tells an important cautionary tale for anyone with children. That’s definitely worth the price of admission. Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, and has been allowed access to movie and television sets to see actors and directors at work. Though his writing has taken him far from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wide-eyed kid who spent countless hours watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters.
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Gary Baute Hockey Chill Add Two Locals to the Squad The St. Charles Chill play in the Central Hockey League (CHL) and start their season at the Family Arena with an exhibition game on October 11. The regular season begins October 19. General Manager/Head Coach Jamie Rivers (picture by Ray Rockwell) announced the signing of two locally-grown players in forward Sean Muncy and goalie Robert Moss, as
well as local talent and new Assistant Coach J.P. Beilsten. Beilsten played two seasons for the Jr. Blues from 2000-2002 before turning pro and playing most of his career (100 of 102 games) with the Missouri River Otters from 2002-2006. “He should be coaching professional hockey,” said Jamie Rivers when asked why he tabbed Beilsten as his assistant. “The job he did with the Jr. Blues was outstanding, and you won’t find somebody who works harder than J.P.” Muncy played his high school hockey for Marquette before signing to play junior hockey and eventually ending up playing in the Ivy League for Brown University. “Being from suburban St. Louis (Chesterfield) and seeing the quality of players Coach Rivers has been signing, it was a no-brainer to sign with the Chill,” said Muncy. Moss, a Chesterfield native as well, played his high school hockey at Marquette. “This guy (Moss) is a leader, on and off the ice,” says Rivers about his new netminder. “He has great potential and we look forward to him continuing to improve on what was a fantastic season last year in Augusta.” Beilsten, Muncy, and Moss join a team already filled with local talent in Kyle Kraemer (St. Louis), Jordan Fox (Kirkwood), Kyle O’Kane (St. Louis), Tony DeHart (Ballwin), and Kevin McFarland (St. Louis). The Chill will offer the fans free admission for the preseason game October 11. Get more information on the St. Charles Chill visit www.StCharlesChill.com *Its hockey time Rams Slow Start After dropping the game in Dallas four days earlier, the Rams fell to the San Francisco 49ers 35-11 last Thursday.
Head Coach Jeff Fisher discusses his approach: “Well, obviously as a football team we have a lot to work out considering what’s happened in the last five days, and we’re going to have to take advantage of some opportunities here through the weekend and early next week and try to get these issues fixed, namely our inability to run the football.” Here are a few accomplishments from the game: - Quarterback Sam Bradford completed 19-of-41 passes for 202 yards and one touchdown. - Wide receiver Austin Pettis led the team with five catches for 59 yards, including a season-long of 27 yards. - Tight end Lance Kendrick’s caught his first touchdown of the season, fifth career. - Defensive end Robert Quinn notched his fifth sack of the season. Quinn now has 20.5 career sacks. - Rookie Linebacker Alec Ogletree caused San Francisco RB Frank Gore to fumble which marks Ogletree’s second forced fumble of his career. The fumble was recovered by CB Rodney McLeod, his first recovery of his career. - Rookie LB Ray Ray Armstrong came up with a fumble recovery, marking his first career fumble recovery. - Kicker Greg Zuerlein converted a 40-yard field goal. Zuerlein is now 6-for-6 on field goal attempts this season. He has made eight consecutive field goals, dating back to 2012. - Punter Johnny Hekker punted 11 times for 490 yards. Hekker placed six punts inside the 20-yard line and tallied a long of 60 yards. His 11 punts set a singlegame career high. *Bring on Jacksonville Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, and co-hosted SportsRadioSTL.com, among many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’
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Chillingly Creative Drinks for Halloween If you’re planning a monster bash this Halloween, brew up drinks so frightfully delicious that it will spook the taste buds of every little ghost, witch and goblin. The Spooky Smoothie is a flavorful combination of vanilla milk and Greek yogurt, which is blended with ice and topped with whipped cream. The fun is all in the orange-tinted Limited Edition TruMoo Lowfat Vanilla Milk, so make sure to serve it in a clear glass. And ghosts
will rise from the dead for the chocolaty Monster Mash Mudslide. For more information, visit www.facebook.com/TruMooMilk. Both of these tasty concoctions feature TruMoo, which is made with 35 percent less total sugar than the leading chocolate and vanilla milk competitor and has no high fructose corn syrup. That’s one thing that won’t scare you this Halloween season.
Monster Mash Mudslide Serves 4 Ingredients: 4 cups TruMoo Lowfat Chocolate Milk 10 chocolate wafer cookies, coarsely broken 1/2 cup frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed 8 mini chocolate chips or mini chocolate candies (orange/brown color recommended)
Spooky Smoothie Serves 4 Ingredients: 3 cups Limited Edition TruMoo Lowfat Vanilla Milk, orange color 1 1/2 cups low-fat vanilla Greek yogurt 5 cups ice cubes 1/4 cup fat free whipped cream Candy corn for garnish, optional Directions: In blender, combine vanilla milk, yogurt and ice cubes. Blend on high speed until smooth and creamy. To serve, pour into serving glasses. Top with whipped cream and candy corn.
Directions: In blender, blend chocolate milk and chocolate wafer cookies until smooth. Heat mixture in saucepan or microwave until just heated through. To serve, pour chocolate milk mixture into 4 glasses. For each serving, spoon a large, upright dollop of whipped topping to resemble a ghost. Insert chocolate chips or chocolate candies into dollop for eyes. Note: To enjoy a cold mudslide, do not heat in saucepan or microwave.
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Send your event to email@example.com and we'll print it! Church September 25: Red Cross Blood Drive At Blessed Savior Lutheran Church, 2615 Shackelford Road, Florissant, 2:30 - 6:30 p.m. Call the church at 314-831-1300 or sign up on line at redcrossblood.org sponsor code BlessedSavior. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Chapel Of The Cross Lutheran Church GriefShare Support Group Tuesdays from 2 - 4pm and Thursday from 6:30 - 8:30pm, 11645 Benham Rd., 314.741.3737 Events Now–December: Crisis Nursery is requesting the support of local Holiday Angels for the 2013 Holiday Hearts Campaign Join our effort and grant holiday wish list items (e.g., toys, clothing, household products, nonperishable food, rent and utility assistance, etc.) to deserving children and families in need. Supporters may choose to sponsor a family or purchase items off of the Crisis Nursery Holiday Wish List. For more information, visit
www.crisisnurserykids.org or call 314.292.5770. Now: Meals on Wheels Needs Volunteers Meals on Wheels, North County needs volunteers to work a few hours a week. The all-volunteer program delivers hot nutritious meals Monday through Friday to approximately 150 people generally limited by medical conditions. The service allows some of our residents to live at home who might otherwise have to make other arrangements. Volunteers usually drive once a week and deliver meals on one of 23 different routes in North County. It takes about an hour and a half and drivers are usually done by 12:30. For more information call 314.953.6800. October 3: Northwest Chamber of Commerce Business Expo Orlando Gardens Banquet Center, 10am - 4pm, free and open to public. Over 100 vendor tables. The attendance prize is a drawing for a free set of tires from Firestone Complete Auto Care. 60’s theme: anyone dressed in 60’s attire will be entered into a special drawing! Chamber tasting event 11:30 - 2:30 is $15. www.northwestchamber.
com or 314.291.2131. October 4: Steak Night Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105 from 5 - 8pm. $12 per plate. Includes Ribeye and Baked potato. All profits go to support Veterans. 314.831.6121. October 6: Saint Louis Chamber Chorus presents The Ancients Speak – Greek At the Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, 3pm, $30 – General admission, $10 – Students, www.chamberchorus.org October 6: Feathers, Fabrics, Flappers and Furs from the Florissant Valley vintage costume showing Florissant Valley Historical Society 2pm, Taille de Noyer, 1896 South Florissant Rd. (on the campus of McCluer High school). Wine a cheese reception, tours of historic buildings. $10. Reservations and info: 314.275.9957 October 7: Greater North County Chamber of Commerce Blood Drive 10am - 2pm, 420 W. Washington Street, Florissant. To make an appointment, call 314.831.3500 or email Jaime@greaternorthcountychamber.com go to our website at redcrossblood.org and enter the sponsor code: GNCCC. Please bring a valid photo ID. October 8: Snakes Alive! Happy Hour educational program by Buck Wurth 10:30am, Happy Hour 11:30am,
followed by Complimentary Lunch, RSVP by calling 314.838.3877, 3350 St. Catherine St. in Florissant October 10: Bridge Club Tournament All are welcome and you do not need a partner. There will be cash prizes and refreshments. Complimentary lunch. 12pm - 3pm, RSVP by calling 314.838.3877 October 11, 18, 25: Tai Chi for Seniors - FREE classes 10:30am, RSVP by calling 314.838.3877, 3350 St. Catherine St. in Florissant October 11: Knights of Columbus Duchesne Council Food Truck Event 5 – 8pm, 50 Rue St. Francois in Florissant October 12: Free Tours of Bissell House City of Bellefontaine Neighbors free tours of the General Daniel Bissell House/Museum, 12 – 4pm, 314.869.8251 October 12 and 13: Technology for Children’s Celebration 12 - 4pm at the St. Louis Mills Outlet Mall in Hazelwood for grades 6-12. College fair including major science and engineering schools, a trade fair showcasing small businesses, a science fair exhibiting applied science and technology. firstname.lastname@example.org or 314.540.6504. October 12: Beer & Wine Social 5:30 - 9:30pm, Bellefontaine Neigh-
bors Recreation Center, 9669 Bellefontaine Rd. St. Louis, $5 ticket covers music and snacks. Wine and beer for purchase. 314.867.0700. October 12: Multiple Myeloma Regional Community Workshop 10am - 3pm, Sheraton Westport/ Lakeside Chalet Hotel St. Louis, 191 Westport Plaza, St. Louis. 314.878.1500, Free. October 13: Standard Flower Show Sprig and Twig Garden Club of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri will present a Standard Flower Show at the Florissant Senior Center at 621 St. Francois Street in Florissant. The flower show theme this year is “Hurrah for the Holidays” and is free and open to the public from 12 - 5pm. October 13: Old St. Ferdinand Shrine Halloween Costume Contest During the Fall Festival, 1:30pm, 314.837.2110 October 15: Ameriprise Financial Informational Workshop “Maximizing Social Security Benefits” 10 - 11:30am, St. Louis County Library-Florissant Branch, RSVP 636.534.2040 October 15: Halloween Party Dinner 4:30 - 5:30pm, Bellefontaine Recreation Center, 9669 Bellefontaine Rd., St. Louis. buffet dinner, appetizers and dessert included. Beer, wine and soda will be sold, but your $11 ticket is exchanged for your first beverage. Costumes are encouraged. Buy your ticket by Friday, October 12. 314.867.0700. October 19: Trinity Catholic High School annual Trinity Treasures Dinner Auction At Trinity. Mass at 4:30pm; auction at 5:30pm will feature silent and live auction items and other raffles, hearty hors d’oeuvre stations and an open bar. 314.486.4021.
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November 1: Kids In The Middle Hosts Swirl, Sip & Savor To raise funds for counseling services, 6pm, the Moto Museum, 3441 Olive St. in St. Louis. Reservations, which are required, are available at $75 per guest or $100 at the door. Sponsorship opportunities available. www.kidsinthemiddle. org 314.909.9922.
Last Saturdays: Writers Workshop: 10am - 1:30pm, Baden Liberary, 8448 Church Rd., 314.388.2400
November 6: Christian Hospital Foundation 2013 Legacy Leaders Recognition Dinner Paul F. Detrick Atrium at Christian Hospital, 314.653.4191 Mondays: Karaoke at DeLeo’s Cafe & Deli 2782 North Hwy 67, Florissant, 8 10:30pm, 314.839.3880. Mondays: Free Line Dancing 6:30pm, beginners welcome, RSVP 314.838.3877, St. Catherine Retirement Community, 3350 St. Catherine St. Mondays and Wednesdays: Seniors: Exercise with Melanie FREE. Classes are led by a licensed Physical Therapist. 1 pm. 3350 St. Catherine St. (near the Eagan Center) RSVP 314.838.3877
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Health Third Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association At Lutheran Senior Services at Hidden Lake, 10 – 11am, 11728 Hidden Lake Dr., St. Louis, 314.292.7504 2nd Tuesday of Every Month: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Meeting Meeting to be held at Sarah Care of Bridgeton Adult Day Center 11977 St. Charles Rock Road, Suite 121124, Bridgeton, MO 63044. Join our Support Group for Mutual, Emotional Support and Education. You are not alone. For information, contact Deborah Mabrie at 314-291-5210 or Ferd Fetsch at 314-291-3021 Email: email@example.com ferdfetsch@sbcglobal. net. Diabetes Basics: 314.344.7024 for
314.344.7220 to enroll. Nutrition Education: SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you, 314.344.6157 Crisis Nursery: Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect, the Crisis Nursery provides short-term, safe havens to children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. Care is available year-round and serves families throughout the greater St. Charles region. 24-hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600, www.crisisnurserykids.org Groups at Christian Hospital To register call 314.747.9355 Tuesdays: Alcohol and Drug Information Meeting Christian Hospital Building 2, Suite 401, 6:30 – 8pm, 314.839.3171, free and open to the public. Sundays: Alcoholics Anonymous Group 109 11th floor conference room at Christian Hospital, 10am, 11133 Dunn Road.
Center for Senior Renewal: Day treatment programs for older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss and early signs of dementia, 314.653.5123. Christian Hospital Recovery Center: Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, 314.953.8100. Volunteers Needed at Christian Hospital: Call 314.653.5032 SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings Every Mon. & Tues.: Healthy Meal Replacement (HMR) Program Orientation Mondays: 6–7pm Tuesdays: Noon–1pm SSM DePaul Wellness Center. Attend a free orientation to learn: the Five Success Variables needed to lose weight, different diet options available and how important physical activity really is. Please call to register at 1.877.477.6954.
Diabetes Self-Management Training: Call 314.344.7220 Smoking Cessation Classes: Free ongoing 8-week sessions, 866. SSM.DOCS to register or for more information. SSM DePaul Wellness Center: Classes available on strength training, nutrition and smoking cessation, 314.344.6177 SSM St. Joseph Hospital Healthy Happenings Free Mammogram Screenings: SSM Health Care free mammogram screenings to women who have no health insurance. Appointments at 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, 636.947.5617 Speaker’s Bureau: SSM speakers available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups for up to one hour free of charge, 636.949.7159
Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30 - 7:30pm, 314.839.3171.
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Fords, Chevys, Dodges and Turtles An acquaintance pointed at a car parked nearby and said, “How do you like my new car?” I had long since realized I could no longer recognize car brands. This one was shaped like all the rest of today’s sedans. Come to that, all the SUV’s seem to look alike, too. I could tell whether a car was a Ford, Chevy, Plymouth or Studebaker from two blocks away when I was a kid and foreign cars weren’t around yet in our small town. Now there seems to be more of them than American brands. The designs the Japanese once copied from us are now designs we apparently copy from them. I finally answered, “Your car looks like a turtle. All it needs is
a head and tail and feet where the wheels are.” They have tiny economy cars with tiny engines. They He growled, “It’s rounded off to make it aerodynami- soup them up at great expense until they become fast cally sound.” enough to outrun a cruise missile. When one of them “Humph,” I snorted. “Sound or round, it still looks passes me on the highway, it’s only a blur that sounds like a turtle.” like a runaway chain saw. I thought ‘57 Fords and ‘57 I can’t recognize the brands of The only car from my Chevys were the most beautiful those little projectiles. I assume cars I had ever seen when I was a teenage era that went that it’s one of those delivered by forkid. They were probably the most eign freighters plying the seven fast had a State Trooper seas. Instead of fins, many of them popular cars of that era. One certainly couldn’t compare the design have after-market air spoilers sitdriving it. of a ‘57 Plymouth that had fins ting over the rear. They look like sticking up as high as the roof. clothes racks. I’m told they hold This was my first car, in fact. I had insisted on buy- the rear end in down when they’re going 150 mph. ing an Austin Healy 3000, which was a fast, sleek BritThe only car from my teenage era that went that fast ish sports car. My father insisted on mak- had a State Trooper driving it. ing me buy a cheaper American car, and Once I was in my buddy’s hot Ford with three other we compromised on that used Plymouth guys. The four of us were going 127 mph on an empty convertible he found. This didn’t seem fair highway. He had the fastest car in the county. Sudsince I was paying for it. denly, a horn honked beside us. It was a State trooper I ended up overhauling everything in in a ‘59 swept-wing Dodge. I have no idea how fast he that car. Then the body started rusting out. had to be going to catch us. Where was Lee Iacocca when we really They advertised Swept-wing Dodges on the Lawneeded him? rence Welk Show on TV. After that incident, I watched My friends bought Fords and Chev- it religiously. I longed to own one of those finned ies that would go fast. My Father bought speedsters like the police car that showed up out of nocheap economy Studebakers that didn’t. I where. bought a slow Plymouth that lost pieces of It never happened. However, I learned to appreciate itself when it hit a bump. Life wasn’t fair. the Lennon Sisters on Lawrence Welk. I called them I feel sorry for the present generation the Lemon Sisters in honor of my rusty Plymouth. of gear-heads. They don’t have big sleek Joe Morice is Community News’s blue-collar philosopher. distinctive gas hogs to race around in. He was born and raised in Missouri and spent most of his childhood on a farm and adulthood operating big machines. He has no formal training as a writer, unless 60 years of writing about any and everything counts.
Published on Sep 30, 2013