November 9, 2011 Vol. 90 No. 45
Now is the time to survey your home and prepare it for winter.
Easier Home Maintenance this Fall Six tips for preventing winter damage and saving money By Amy Levner, Manager, Housing and Mobility Options, AARP Education & Outreach
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Want to be sure your home will be able to withstand winter's bluster? Using these simple, labor-saving maintenance tips, you can spend more time enjoying fall's splendor and less time on chores. 1. Stop air leaks cold. The federal government's Energy Star program cites air leaks as a primary cause of heat loss, which can cost you up to 10 percent of your annual heating bill. Top-quality, exterior-grade caulk should solve the problem for years to come! Choose an acrylic latex caulk (approximately $5 for a 10-ounce tube.) It's formulated for windows and doors and has a 30-year guarantee. To ensure good adhesion, seal cracks and gaps on a warm day. 2. Guard your gutters. In the fall, cleaning gutters is a must to prevent clogs, backups, and winter ice dams. But keeping gutters free of debris is a tricky proposition: just when you've removed the last of the gunk, winds inevitably deposit a new batch of leaves in your freshly cleaned gutters. You can avoid this task by installing gutter guards, which screens out leaves, twigs, and seeds, while letting water flow into the gutter and out the downspout. The price can be a drawback, however, as professionally installed guards can cost up to $30 per running foot. Fortunately, some of the most effective types of gutter guards are relatively inexpensive. Do-it-yourself versions are readily available at home improvement centers for $1 to $5 per foot. You can install them in half a day, saving yourself hours of ladder time down the road. You could even buy the guards yourself and have a pro install them for $300 to $500, which are still thousands of dolAround Town . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5 School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7
lars cheaper than purchasing the brands provided by dealer-installers. 3. Paint outside surfaces. Extend the time between major exterior repainting projects by touching up any painted surfaces that have cracks, chips, or blisters. Clean the area thoroughly and sand lightly. Apply top-quality exterior paint to keep your siding and trim looking new. When repainting your house, spend a little extra on high-quality paints, which last years longer than bargain-priced paints, saving you time and money in the long run. 4. Repair the trim. Replace cracked and rotted wood trim with synthetic trim that's virtually impervious to moisture and insects. Made from plastics and wood fibers, today's synthetics come in an array of sizes, shapes and textures, and they are readily available at many home improvement centers. They come either primed or pre-painted, and they are easy to work with and install. 5. Let in the light. Sparkling clean windows let in lots of light and help chase away winter's doldrums. Zip through this essential fall Learn & Play/Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8-9 Joe Morice/Sports . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
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YWCA Announces 2011 Leader Lunch Honorees YWCA Metro St. Louis has announced the names of 11 area women who will be recognized at its signature event, Leader Lunch. Leader Lunch, in its 31st year, is the premier event that recognizes the contributions of women in the workplace and the community. The achievements of eight Leaders of Distinction, a Racial Justice Leader, Future Leader and a Lifetime Achievement Award recipient will be celebrated on Dec. 1 at the Millennium Hotel, in downtown St. Louis. “Women are contributing to businesses and to our communities in ways that make our society a better place to live and work. We pause to acknowledge their achievements at Leader Lunch,” said Ann Prenatt, luncheon chairwoman and vice chancellor for human resources for Washington University in St. Louis. “We applaud this exceptional group of women who are contributing to their companies and society on many different fronts.” Since the inception of Leader Lunch, 328 honorees have been named to the Academy of Leaders based on their leadership in the workplace, efforts to promote racial justice and to positively influence colleagues, profes-
sional women and other community members. The list of Academy members includes such notables as: Blanche Touhill, Ph.D., former chancellor of the University of Missouri-St. Louis; the late Georgia Frontiere, owner of the St. Louis Rams football team; Brenda Newberry, founder of The Newberry Group, Inc.; Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill and the late Margaret Bush-Wilson, a civil rights attorney. The special Lifetime Achievement award, previously the President’s Award for exceptional commitment to the YWCA, has only been awarded three other times. Additionally, the luncheon also provides an opportunity for St. Louis businesses to recognize individual women within their own companies who are making significant contributions as Leaders in the Workplace. The YWCA Leaders of Distinction for 2011 are as follows: • Business/Corporate Management - Mary Frontczak, vice president and assistant general counsel, Peabody Energy; Wendy J. Henry, managing partner, St. Louis & Decatur, BKD, LLP; Mary Ann Lazarus, senior vice president, firmwide director of sustainable design,
HOK Group, Inc.; Michelle D. Tucker, senior vice president, corporate social responsibility market managerMissouri, Bank of America; and Ronda F. Williams, senior corporate counsel, SAVVIS, Inc. • Entrepreneur/Business Owner – Lydia Padilla, president, TRC Staffing • Arts – Barbara Harbach, professor of music, UMSL • Government – Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge, director of airport, Lambert-St. Louis International Airport 2011 YWCA Racial Justice Leader: Jane Towater, associate national executive director, YWCA USA, retired 2011 YWCA Future Leader: Emma Mutrux, senior, University City High School Lifetime Achievement Award: Joy Crawford Burns, retired chief executive officer, YWCA Metro St. Louis Lead Sponsors of the luncheon are Clear Channel, Emerson, Monsanto, Scottrade and Wells Fargo Advisors. For more information about Leader Lunch 31 and how companies can recognize their own Leaders in the Workplace at the event, call the YWCA Development Department at 314.531.1115, ext. 295; email vmarshall@ ywcastlouis.org or visit www.ywcastlouis.org .
City of Creve Coeur Accepting Applications for Arts Commission and Finance Committee The City of Creve Coeur is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the newly formed Arts Commission and the Finance Committee. Arts Commission: The Arts Commission has six vacancies and its members are residents of Creve Coeur with the exception of one member who may be a local business person who is not a resident. Candidates for the Arts Commission may include artists, urban designers, architects, landscape architects, developers, educators and individuals from the community who have experience in the field of art or a supporter of the arts. The Arts Commission advises the City Council, staff, boards and other commissions in promoting public art in the community under the guidance of the Public Art Master Plan. The Arts Commission also serves as the curator of the City’s public art collection and promotes cultural arts within the City. The Arts Commission application deadline is November 25. Finance Committee: The Finance Committee has one vacancy and its members are Creve Coeur residents. Primary responsibilities and duties of the Finance Committee include: reviewing the annual budget and make recommendations to the City Council prior to its adoption; reviewing the Capital Improvement Plan annually; and meeting with the auditors prior to and after the annual independent audit to review the findings. The Finance Committee application deadline is November 17. To apply for the Arts Commission or the Finance Committee, submit a resume or biography and a letter of interest to Deborah Ryan, City Clerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org or apply online at www. creve-coeur.org/apply. For more information, call 314.872.2517. www.LCCA.com
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Police, Firefighters Are Training for 25th Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses Police Officers and Firefighters are training in seven gyms in the St. Louis area, sharpening their boxing skills in preparation for the 25th anniversary Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses November 23 at Scottrade Center to benefit The BackStoppers. Those training will take part in a “box off ” on Thursday, November 10 at the St. Louis County Police and Fire Academy in Wellston. The box-off will determine the card for the show at 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving Eve. A card of approximately 17 bouts, including at least one women’s fight, is expected according to Jerry Clinton, Executive Director of Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses and St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association, a 501c3 charity. Tickets are $30, $20 and $10 and are on sale through ticket hotlines in Missouri: 314.353.0606 in St. Louis City; 314.560.9226 or 314.713.6031 in St. Louis County; or 618.622.1507 in Illinois. Tax-deductible tickets also are available through Ticketmaster and at the Scottrade Center box office.
First held in 1987, Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses has raised more than $3.2 million for The BackStoppers who assist the families of Police Officers, Firefighters or other emergency medical personnel who die in the line of duty. BackStoppers cover 13 counties in Missouri and five in Illinois in addition to Troop C of the Missouri Highway Patrol and District 11 of the Illinois State Police. “For a quarter of a century, our event has contributed significantly to The BackStoppers mission of helping those who perish while protecting our lives and property,” said Clinton. “Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a way to honor these civil servants for the dangerous service they provide to all of us.” Boxing’s ceremonial “Ten Count” will honor four fallen law enforcement officers and an EMT during the event. They are: Deputy U.S. Marshal John Perry who was fatally wounded by gunfire March 8 while serving an arrest warrant; Sherese Bishop, an EMT with the
Hazelwood’s Holiday Craft Bazaar Holiday shoppers looking for unique, hand-crafted gifts at bargain prices should mark their calendar to attend this year’s Holiday Craft Bazaar, sponsored by the Hazelwood Parks and Recreation Division. The event is scheduled from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 12, at the Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road. Admission is free and open to the public. Crafters from all over the North County area will be there to display their creations ranging from crocheted scarves, mittens and sweaters to hobby-related items like holiday light boxes, Raggedy Ann dolls and hand-carved wooden toys. Other vendors will be selling one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces, holiday tree ornaments, and stuffed animals just to name a few. Most of the vendors’ merchandise will be sold at affordable prices, offering a good value to the attendees.
Northeast Ambulance and Fire Protection District, who died March 11 after collapsing while trying to resuscitate a resident; St. Louis Metropolitan Police Officer Daryl Hall who died April 24 after being shot on a nightclub parking lot; Maplewood Police Department Sergeant George Ross who suffered a heart attack and died April 8 after attending the funeral of Police Officer David Haynes; and Vinita Park Police Officer William “Mick” Mudd who died December 16 after his shift in which he spread salt on a large expanse of an icy street and helped carry a resident to an ambulance. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is sponsored by Grey Eagle Distributors, the St. Louis County wholesaler of Anheuser-Busch products and by the Budweiser Brand. Ring of Champions sponsors include Boeing, Centene Corporation, Clayco, Complete Auto Body, Dave Mungenast Motorsports, Dave Sinclair Ford, Marc Bulger Foundation, Sam’s Club, J.D. Streett Company (EZ Stations) and Bank of Washington (Mo).
Volunteer Musicians Needed The Salvation Army is searching for volunteer musicians interested in playing at kettles and events throughout Missouri and Illinois in November and December. Volunteer musicians played at 35 area events and more than 200 local kettles in 2010 to support the Tree of Lights initiative, which raises funds for homeless, youth and emergency disaster programs throughout the year. Volunteer musicians work as their schedule allows, performing when and where they can help. Musicians interested in spreading holiday cheer and helping to support The Salvation Army’s Tree of Lights campaign should contact Lynda Cooper at 314.646.3045 to schedule an audition. The Salvation Army is an international organization that has been doing the most good in the St. Louis region for 129 years. The Salvation Army serves community members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year through emergency disaster services and dozens of different programs that are designed to help people attain, or regain, self-sufficiency. For more information, please call 314.646.3000 or visit www.stl-salvationarmy.org.
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Jack Olson Receives Community Service Award Sponsored by Commerce Bank Jack Olson was awarded the 2011 Community Service Award sponsored by Commerce Bank at a luncheon held on Thursday, October 27 in North St. Louis County. A grant totaling $10,000 funded by the William T. Kemper and Commerce Bancshares foundations was given in Jack’s name to the Spanish Lake Community Association. Jack Schreiber, president and chief operating officer of Commerce Bank, presented the service award and grants, saying, “Jack’s dedication to the community makes him an ideal choice for the community service award. He exemplifies the spirit of volunteerism in the Spanish Lake community.” Following high school in Humboldt, Iowa, Jack joined the Army ROTC and received a four-year college scholarship to Arizona State University. He completed his bachelor’s degree and immediately entered law school where he earned his J.D. Upon graduating, Jack moved to St. Louis to begin four years of active duty at the Army Troop Support Command as an attorney in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. Jack continued his career as a civilian attorney with the Army and later with the Defense Contract Management Agency. Military life fueled Jack’s volunteer efforts. He was involved with the USO and served as a Military Academy Liaison Officer, working with high school counselors
and students to share college opportunities available through the military. Jack also volunteered with the Hazelwood School District PTA in numerous roles and coached both of his daughters’ softball teams. Jack is currently involved with the Spanish Lake Community Association, a group that refers to him as “Jack of All Trades.” He serves as treasurer of the association, contributes as a writer for Darryl Collins, Commerce Bank Executive Vice President, Retail Administration; Kevin Bray, the quarterly newsletter and has been a Commerce Bank Senior Vice President and Group Manager; Jack Olson, honoree; Jack Schreiber, Commerce Bank President of the St. Louis Market dedicated leader in the historic Twillman House renovation. in 1869. The association is renovating the building to The Spanish Lake Community Association unites serve as a Community Center for the residents of the resident groups, churches, schools, businesses and oth- community. er organizations to build a stronger community. The The Commerce Bank Community Service Award organization grew out of a two-year Community Area is dedicated to recognizing individuals who make an Study of Spanish Lake undertaken by the St. Louis exceptional contribution to their community and the County Planning Department in 1997. With a core people who live there. A special grant given in the group of knowledgeable and persistent leaders, the As- name of the honoree is awarded to the nonprofit agensociation's Board is an active force, working to chart cy of the honoree’s choice. The potential award recipipriorities and projects in accordance with the organi- ents are identified through a thoughtful consultation zation's mission and overarching goals. process with groups that include community and civic The Spanish Lake Community Association has ac- leaders. Commerce Bank officers and advisory board complished many objectives, including the recent pur- members then select the Community Service Award chase of the Twillman House, a historic landmark built recipient.
Public Hearing for Fee Fee Road Project Notice is hereby given to all Hazelwood residents that a public hearing will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Central Standard Time (CST) on Thursday, November 17, 2011 at Hazelwood Community Center, 1186 Teson Road. All interested persons will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning their views on the design of Fee Fee Road with reference to the economic and social effects of such location and design, its impact on the environment and its consistency with the goals and objectives of the community. The presently contemplated improvement is as follows: WAREHOUSE PRICES Furnaces Fee Fee Road will be improved from McDonAir Conditioning Supplies www.comfortsystems.info www.comfortsystems.info nell Blvd. to Chapel Ridge. The improvements Gas or Electric will include one lane of traffic in each direction Heating Systems plus a center turn lane, enclosed drainage and a sidewalk on one side of the street. 50,000 BTU .... $400 75,000 BTU .... $450 100,000 BTU .. $475 120,000 BTU .. $500 140,000 BTU .. $600 FACTORY WARRANTY Air Conditioning Special
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Maps, plats, environmental documentation, and other detailed information prepared by the city of Hazelwood or their consultants, will be available for public inspection and copying at City Hall. Written statements and exhibits, as well as oral statements, will be received at the hearing. Written statements and exhibits will be made a part of the public hearing transcript if received within 10 days after the date of the hearing. Tentative schedules for right of way acquisition and construction will be discussed at the hearing. Those who are disabled and require special services at the public hearing are urged to contact Kathy Baker by November 14, 2011, at 314.513.5031, so proper arrangements can be made ahead of time.
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Share the Harvest
Food banks will commit more than $150,000 in additional funds to Share the Harvest Gov. Jay Nixon recently visited the St. Louis Area Foodbank to encourage local deer hunters to donate venison through the Share the Harvest program, and to announce additional funding for Missouri food banks to feed low-income families. Share the Harvest is a partnership between the Conservation Federation, the Missouri Department of Conservation, local food banks and meat processors to provide venison donated by hunters and processors to Missouri families in need. “For 20 seasons, Share the Harvest has been an important part of Missouri’s legacy of sportsmanship and conservation,” Gov. Nixon said. “Because of the hard work of the Conservation Federation, the Department of Conservation and partners like the St. Louis Area Foodbank, this year will be bigger than ever. I thank all the hunters who have made Share the Harvest so successful over the past two decades, and I encourage even more Missouri hunters to get involved this year to help our neighbors in need.” The Governor also announced that the Missouri Association of Food Banks, which includes the St. Louis
Area Foodbank, will receive an additional $1 million to feed families in need around the state. The funding comes from the federal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program, which is administered by the state. The food banks will invest more than $150,000 of these funds directly to support continued growth of the Share the Harvest program. During the last hunting season, approximately 6,100 deer were processed through Share the Harvest, resulting in more than 350,000 pounds of venison for needy families. That was an increase over the 4,600 deer donated for Share the Harvest in 2009, and the 4,200 in 2008. The Missouri Association of Food Banks includes the Food Bank of Central and Northeast Missouri in Columbia; the Harvesters Community Food Network in Kansas City; the Southeast Missouri Food Bank in Cape Girardeau; the St. Louis Area Food Bank; the Second Harvest Community Food Bank in St. Joseph; and Ozarks Harvest in southwest Missouri. The remainder of the additional funding announced by the Governor will be used by the statewide network
of food banks to serve hunger relief agencies and food pantries. “In communities throughout the state there are children, families and seniors still struggling to get basic, healthy nutrition,” Gov. Nixon said. “Food banks and food pantries across Missouri have seen their resources dwindle as the need for their services has increased. That’s why we’re using these additional resources to help fill those shelves across the state, and in turn, fill the plates of children, families and seniors in need.” “Share the Harvest has been helping Missouri hunters give back to their communities for two decades, and that generosity continues to grow,” said Dave Murphy, executive director of the Conservation Federation of Missouri. “We greatly appreciate how Gov. Nixon has put the spotlight on Share the Harvest, and has helped find additional resources so that even more deer can be donated. I join him in strongly encouraging hunters across the state to join this legacy of giving.” To learn more about the Share the Harvest Program, please visit MO.gov.
Salvation Army Women's Auxiliary Christmas Card Now on Sale
The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary has released ects such as Tree of Lights, and raise funds through their 2011 holiday card. This year’s 5x7 full color card diverse events. These fundraisers and events include was designed by local artist Melinda Roeleveld and fea- anything from fashion shows and luncheons to arts tures The Salvation Army bell ringers in downtown St. and crafts sales and Christmas cards. The Salvation Army is an international organizaLouis across from the Peabody Opera House. Sending this card to family and friends not only tion that has been doing the most good in the St. Louis shows your support for the organization, which has region for 129 years. The Salvation Army serves combeen “Doing the Most Good” in St. Louis since 1881, munity members 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 but it also directly benefits the Salvation Army, an in- days a year through emergency disaster services and ternational organization that provides social services, dozens of different programs that are deyouth programming and homeless assistance through- signed to help people attain, or regain, selfsufficiency. For more information, please out Missouri and Southern Illinois. Christmas cards may be picked up at The Salva- call 314.646.3000 or visit www.stl-salvation Army, 1130 Hampton Avenue, or mailed to your tionarmy.org. residence for an additional fee. Prices start at $10 for 10 cards, with bulk purchase rates available. For more information, contact Kathy Poston at (314) 646-3039. The Salvation Army Women’s Auxiliary is made up of promiwww.getwiredstl.com nent women who develop public understanding of Salvation Army programs, provide hands-on assistance for proj-
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Boeing Supports Teacher Development with $60,000 Grant to Challenger Learning Center” More than 100 local teachers will get the chance to take part in one of Challenger Learning Center’s unique teacher professional development and student programs thanks to the continued support of The Boeing Company. The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis has received a $60,000 grant from Boeing to provide funding for Kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers at underserved schools to participate in the Center’s Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM)-based program. The grant helps pay for professional development workshops, curriculum materials and student programs for the 2011-12 school year. “Boeing is pleased to continue its support of the Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis and ultimately the teachers and students who will benefit from the enriching activities and resources that the Center provides,” said George Roman, vice president of Boeing State and Local Government Operations and St. Louis Regional Executive. “Providing hands-on learning beyond the classroom is key to inspiring and
MHCC Announces Business Leaders of the Year Award The Maryland Heights Chamber of Commerce will host its 6th Annual Business Leaders Award Ceremony on November 18. The event recognizes individuals who have demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the community. This Annual Award is designed to identify and recognize individuals who embrace principled leadership, strategic thinking, the pursuit of excellence and balanced workplace values. Recipients are:
• Business Leader of the Year: McDonalds Restaurants – John Lanman • Corporate Commitment Award: Olneya Restoration Group • Corporate Partnership Award: Fred Weber Inc • Small Business Leader of the Year Award: Mike Wilcox – Vivid Cleaning • Rookie of the Year Award: Networking Plus - Doreen Phillips • Public Service Award: Pattonville School District & Metro St. Louis Construction, LLC • Service Award: Harrah’s Hotel and Casino Staff • Community Involvement Award: Chess Club and Scholastic Center of St. Louis • Volunteer Leadership Award: Scott Palermo – A Skeetz Production
motivating students, particularly in the areas of technology and innovation; and Boeing is committed to working with organizations like the Challenger Learning Center to provide teachers with the tools that they need to enable students to reach their full potential.” The award-winning Challenger Learning Center, located at 205 Brotherton Road in Ferguson, offers space education programs for schools, scouts, and corporate groups as well as for the general public. It features a replica Mission Control center and an orbiting space station. The Challenger Learning Center-St. Louis is a partnership of the Ferguson-Florissant School District, the Saint Louis Science Center and the Cooperating School Districts and is part of the Challenger Center for Space Science Education, an international not-for-profit education organization founded in April 1986 by the families of the astronauts tragically lost during the Challenger space shuttle mission.
Volunteer Tax Preparers Needed The Internal Revenue Service and the Gateway EITC Community Coalition are looking for volunteers to provide free tax counseling and basic income tax return preparation next filing season. Last filing season, the 25 Gateway EITC Community Coalition free tax sites prepared more than 6,400 federal returns worth more than $8 million in federal tax refunds. “The IRS and its partners are once again looking for volunteers that are interested in taking a little time to learn about taxes and then helping others by preparing federal income tax returns for free,” said IRS spokesman Michael Devine. Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) sites prepare federal tax returns for older, low- to moderate-income, non-English speaking and disabled taxpayers who can not prepare their own tax returns. Volunteers help taxpayers receive all the credits and deductions they are eligible for. The coalition provides free training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns. Volunteers need basic computer skills but accounting experience is not required. After training in January, volunteers are asked to give at least four hours per week. Here are five things the IRS wants you to know about becoming a VITA/TCE volunteer: 1. No previous experience is required. Volun-
teers receive specialized training from certified VITA/TCE volunteers and can serve as greeters, reviewers or tax preparers. 2. IRS provides free tax law training, e-file training and all the materials needed to prepare basic individual income tax returns. 3. The hours are flexible. Volunteers are asked to serve an average of three to four hours per week from mid-January through the tax deadline, which is April 17 in 2012. . 4. Volunteer sites are generally located at community and neighborhood centers, libraries, schools and other convenient locations. 5. Most VITA/TCE sites also offer free electronic filing of tax returns. Last year more than 88,000 volunteers answered the call and made a difference by preparing more than 3 million tax returns for free at thousands of sites nationwide. Anyone can volunteer. It can be an exciting, educational and enjoyable experience. Think about becoming a volunteer and see what a difference it makes in your life as well as others. For more information or to volunteer, please call Russ Signorino, Executive Director, Gateway EITC Community Coalition at 314.539.4062, or email email@example.com. You may also want to visit: www.gecc.us.
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Marching Band at Hazelwood Central High School Earns Competition Awards Not only have the Golden Hawks Marching Band of Hazelwood Central High School been busy performing at football games, but they’ve also been working hard to win awards at competitions. Under the direction of Mark Thomas, since the start of the school year, the Golden Hawks have earned awards at the Wright City Invitational Marching Band Festival and the Bi-State Marching Band Festival. At the Wright City event, Thomas said the band received recognition in parade and field competition. In parade competition, they were presented the following: Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Drum Line, Outstanding Color Guard, Outstanding Visual and First Place Overall in Parade. In field competition, they earned Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Drum Line, Outstanding Visual, Outstanding Color Guard, Second Place Overall in the Field Show, and Grand Champion in Regardless of Class category. In total, the band earned 11 honors. In parade competition at the Bi-State event, the band won Outstanding Drum Major, Outstanding Color Guard, Outstanding Percussion, Outstanding Visual and First Overall in the Regardless of Class category. In the field show, the band
placed sixth, but their score was high enough to compete in the finals. The band finished ninth out of 17 in the finals. Thomas said the top six bands at the Bi-State event had student counts of 180 to 250. “We are very, very proud of how our students handled the pressure of performing with bands that are much larger than we are. Once again, our 67 students did an exceptional job,” he said. To keep the students motivated, Thomas said that he and his colleagues tell the students they are “only as good as your last performance.” “We constantly challenge them as individuals and as sections to improve performance. We make subtle changes in the formations, and sometimes in the music to keep the songs fresh so that the show we perform at the beginning of the season is nowhere as good as the performance at the end of the marching season,” explained Thomas. The Golden Hawks compete in four parades and/or festivals each year, based on the football schedule and the availability of weekend competitions. The contests are by invitation and the school has to submit an application to compete. The size of the band or the school can determine acceptance to a competition.
Trinity Catholic High School News The Trinity Catholic High School Drama Club proudly presents the play To Kill a Mockingbird at 7 p.m. Thursday, November 10 through Sunday, November 13 with an additional 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, November 13. Make sure to see this dramatized version of the classic American novel concerning the coming of age and the end of innocence for a young girl in the depression-era South. With all the warmth and heart of the novel, the play takes the audience through the activities in a small southern town in the summer of 1935, leading up to the trial that hinges on race relations and forces the citizens to face the prejudice in their midst. General admission tickets are $10 with a reduced $7 ticket price for students presenting a Trinity Titan card. For more information or to reserve a block of tickets for a student group, please call 314.741.1333, ext. 223. The Trinity Parent Organization (TPO) will sponsor its 2011 Fall Trivia Night on Saturday, November 26 in the gym at Trinity. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and questions will begin at 7 p.m. Tables of eight will be accepted and the cost is $120 per table which includes beer and soda. Players must be 21 years of age or older to attend. There will be prizes for the top two teams as well as attendance prizes, 50/50 raffles and other games. For more information, or to make reservations, call Lisa Moehlenkamp at 314.550.7300
Florissant School Needs STLCC Facilities Offer Free Computer Grant Money Atonement Lutheran School in Florissant, Mo. has entered the Access, Computer Basics Courses Clorox Power A Bright Future grant program and is presently St. Louis Community College’s new public computer centers offer access to desktop and laptop computers with internet access and on-site support staff – for free. These centers are located at the college’s new Center for Workforce Innovation, 3344 Pershall Road on the Florissant Valley campus, and the Harrison Education Center at 3140 Cass Ave. Free basic computer courses also are available to the public. Introductory courses to Google, Facebook, and Ebay, as well as beginning computer and online job assistance classes currently are available. This Broadband Technology Opportunities program (BTOP), established through a $4.9 million grant to the Missouri Department of Higher Education, creates or expands 23 public computer centers in geographic areas that serve vulnerable populations. MDHE is collaborating with STLCC and six other Missouri community colleges to launch these expanded services. The grant was awarded as part of the $7.2 billion provided under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to expand access to broadband services in the United States in an effort to increase jobs, spur investments in technology and infrastructure, and provide long-term economic benefits. The computer centers will be one-stop technology centers for vulnerable populations such as seniors and the unemployed and underemployed in north St. Louis City and County. The courses in basic digital literacy are designed to help prepare unemployed and underemployed workers for jobs. Individuals must be at least 18 years of age to access these services and classes. For more information, contact the Center for Workforce Innovation at 314.513.4601 or the Harrison Education Center at 314.763.6000. Information also is available on the college website, http:// www.stlcc.edu/Continuing_Education/Public_Computer_Centers.html, and via e-mail, stlcc-btop@ stlcc.edu.
competing for a grant of up to $50,000. If successful, the school will use the grant to upgrade playground equipment and computer facilities at the school. The grant contest opened on October 24, 2011 and will run until December 9, 2011. The school needs area residents to vote at: http://www.powerabrightfuture.com/gallery/ search-gal/ Once on the page, type in “Atonement Lutheran” in the keyword search box on the right. The school will pop up on the right and at that point visitors may click on the “vote for this” button. Everyone can vote online at least once a day. You can also vote a second time by sending a text message of “clorox5830” to the number “44144”. Any person age 13 or older can also vote by text once per day.
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Middle Pick “Balloons Over Broadway” Book Buzz ! Hello, Friends: Newsbee’s the name, reading’s my game. Each month, I select three books - preschool through eighth grade chosen to fit a particular theme. These are my Book Buzz Picks and I announce them in the newspaper. A honey of an idea, don’t you think? What better place to introduce kids to good books than on the pages of their local newspaper? Community News is proud to offer our readers “Book Buzz.” This column will feature great books for children in three categories: Youngest Pick: early childhood to the first or second grade, Middle Pick: elementary school children, and Oldest Pick: middle school children. Enjoy!
The stars of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade are the huge balloons that bobble and squeeze down the city streets. “Balloons over Broadway, the True Story of the Puppeteer of Macy’s Parade,” celebrates their creator. It’s an engaging story by Melissa Sweet, who did the illustrations too. The “marionette man,” Tony Sarg, lived from 1880-1942. Even as a child he had a knack for invention. When his dad wanted the chickens fed, Tony rigged up a system of pulleys to get the job done. When he grew up, Tony took his skills to London and became a puppet maker, a background that served him well when he moved to New York City, established Tony Sarg Marionettes and began performing on Broadway. Soon R.H. Macy heard about them. Mr. Macy owned the biggest store in the world where lots of immigrants worked. They missed their street celebrations, and Macy asked Tony to design and execute a parade for them. On Thanksgiving Day 1924 Tony did just that, and a tradition was born. The extravaganza grew, and soon Tony turned his puppets upside down, created characters that could be controlled from the bottom up instead of from the top down, the way that marionettes are manipulated. Tony set into motion a “parade New Yorkers would never forget!” and all of us benefit from his vision and genius.
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Word of the week: nyc·to·pho·bi·a [nik-tuh-foh-bee-uh] noun; an abnormal fearof night or darkness. Example Sentence: Due to his nyctophobia Doug won’t work backstage, it gets way too dark for him.
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By Steve Bryan
A film that puts a face on the Trying to recapture his glory days, Eddie Murphy channameless Wall Street movers and nels his characters from “Trading Places” and 48 HRS” shakers, “Tower Heist” contains some into the role of Slide. Murphy plays the slick talking thief clever moments and great gags, but it fails to with ease and mugs for the camera, but thanks to his perdeliver the goods. formances in “Bowfinger” and “Dreamgirls,” audiences Ben Stiller plays Josh Kovacs, the manager of an upscale know he is capable of much more than this. New York City high rise called the Tower. With an average The biggest disappointment here is Gabourey Sidibe, the apartment price of $5 million, the Tower is home to wealthy unknown who made headlines as the star of “Precious” in residents who demand service 7 days a week. Josh and his 2009. For some reason, Sidibe affects a thick Jamaican acstaff make sure to meet and even anticipate any and every cent for her role in “Tower Heist,” which does nothing for need. her character. It’s sad to say but as an actress, Sidibe may One resident, Arthur Shaw (Alan Alda), is a wealthy in- be a one-hit wonder. vestment banker who manages the retirement fund for the Overall, “Tower Heist” is light, enjoyable movie fare, but Tower staff. After Shaw is arrested for securities fraud, the it had the potential to return more on the moviegoer’s inemployees find out that all their savings have been lost. To vestment. Shaw, their lost life savings is a mere drop in the bucket, how“Tower Heist,” rated PG-13 for language and sexual ever. content, currently is playing in theaters. Feeling guilty because he had asked Shaw to manage their money, Josh plans to steal Shaw’s safety net, the money he was going to use to flee before he was caught. To help him, Josh enlists the aid of friends, co-workers and a slippery crook named Slide (Eddie Murphy). “Tower Heist” contains high-profile talent, but the cast members don’t act like a cohesive team. Stiller is solid here, though, as Josh Kovacs, a man who devotes every wak- Michael Pena, Matthew Broderick, Casey Affleck and Gabourey Sidibe in Universal Pictures' Tower ing moment to the Tower Heist - 2011 residents, but he could lose his job in an instant if he makes a single mistake. Josh is focused on work and ignores his personal life. Alan Alda is especially good as Arthur Shaw, a character that personifies the arrogance and greed of men like disgraced stockbroker Bernie Madoff. Shaw can destroy someone’s financial future and sleep like a baby at night. If Alda’s role had been bigger, he might have qualified for a Best Supporting Actor nod.
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Sports You See... With Gary B. Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Wednesday November 23 At Scottrade Center “For a quarter of a century, our event has contributed significantly to The BackStoppers mission of helping those who perish while protecting our lives and property,” said Executive Director Jerry Clinton. He continues, “Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is a way to honor these civil servants for the dangerous service they provide to all of us.” Go to www.STLGunsandHoses.com for all the details. ~~~Cops vs Firefighters Holt High School Softball Player Signs National Letter of Intent Amber Boehme Indians pitcher Boehme has committed to play college softball for the Columbia College Cougars in Columbia, Missouri. With her mother Sherry and her father Jason by her side, the right-hander signed her National Letter of Intent. As a freshman in 2008, Boehme helped lead the Lady Indians to a District Championship, and she was selected 1st Team AllConference and 1st Team All-District in both 2010 and 2011. This year on the mound she accounted for 20 of the teams 21 wins, and finished 20-5 with a 2.10 ERA and 166 strikeouts. Amber Boehme. Photo courtesy of ~~~Brings the heat Lindenwood U.
Lindenwood Women’s Volleyball Wraps Up 2011 Season Tourney Time The Lindenwood women’s volleyball team will wrap up their 2011 season with the Locos Grill Transition Tournament from Nov. 10-12. Currently 23-13, the Lady Lions are coming off a big five-set victory from former NAIA rival Missouri Baptist. Lindenwood hopes to conclude its season with a tournament win, since there will be no postseason this year. Times for each game differ from day-to-day, but log on to www.lindenwoodlions.com for all match times, tournament information, and game coverage. ~~~Thanks to Matthew Schmack, Graduate Assistant-Sports Information-Lindenwood University for the article
Cardinals Win In Overtime Rams 13-Arizona Cardinals 19 With their franchise quarterback (Sam Bradford) given the green light in the contest at the last second in the desert Sunday to start coming off a leg injury, the St. Louis Rams team felt confident they had a good chance to pull off a victory. This was their first opportunity to play a team in their division and they wanted to get started on the right foot since the next four out of five games are against West division teams. Unfortunately Bradford could only bring the team down the field to set up scores by the kicking team. Kicker Josh Brown nailed three field goals (48, 37 and 41 yards) and had one blocked that would have won the game. Punter Donnie Jones put the Cardinals deep in their own end of the field two times where the defense tackled the opposing quarterback in their own end zone for safeties. Unfortunately, again, the offense was not able to muster much momentum, as the Rams stay last in points scored out of 32 teams. The winning score came from a 99-yard punt return in overtime. Coining a phrase that is used too much, here are a very few highlights from the game: - RB Steven Jackson rushed for 130 yards on 29 attempts, his second consecutive 100-yard rushing game of the season and 29th career. - Jackson caught one pass on Sunday to give him 344 for his career, passing Elroy “Crazy Legs” Hirsch for sixth on the Rams’ all-time receptions leaders list. - The Rams held Arizona to 262 total yards, the lowest total allowed by the Rams’ defense this season. - The safety marks the second consecutive game the Rams have scored on defense. - Jones placed four punts inside the 20 to push his career total as a Ram to 121, tying P Dale Hatcher for the Rams’ all-time record. Going into the game, Jones was tied for fourth in the league with 13 punts inside the 20. NEXT RAMS HOME GAMES: November 20: 3:05 p.m., against the Seattle Seahawks November 27: Noon, against the Arizona Cardinals Check the latest news at www.stlouisrams.com ~~~Heading to Cleveland November 13
“Over the Fence”
Viva la Cards! I was just as amazed as most fans when the Cardinals ended up in the World Series. It seemed impossible after a rocky season of wins and losses and more than a few embarrassing mistakes. After they won a wild card slot, I was afraid that if they made it all the way, they would end up playing a team like the Brewers that had joined other teams who indulged in the ugly hate-mongering that has been plaguing professional sports. This seems to be the formula these days; hate your opponents and treat them shabbily or even violently. Ugh. I’ve seen this act by local amateur softball teams where players become belligerent, abusive or even violent for slights real or imagined. Since there is seldom any prize for winning except an occasional cup
of some sort at the end of the season, one wonders why all the fuss. I would like to think fans don’t approve of the increase in name-calling and violence in professional baseball. I admit being excited as the next guy when a bench-clearing brawl occurs in baseball games and I can even understand the occasional flaring tempers. However, when a player goes out of his way to loudly belittle, threaten or beat up another player, I find myself wishing the League would ban him from baseball. When contemplating why this is happening, some folks blame television. When professional wrestling became a staged act by huge, raucous TV wrestlers that pretended to repeatedly punch an opponent in the face, it may have started a trend. Some fans actually believed it was real! In reality, as any professional boxer will confirm, if a huge man hits another in the face with his bare fist, there would be broken faces, fists and painfully bloody consequences. Then the ultimate of ugly blood sports slithered in with something called cage fighting. Barroom brawlers and alley fighters finally made it to the big time. Fans screamed in delight when one beat the other to the floor and didn’t stop until he was lifeless. The roaring approval
of the crowd is downright scary when considering what they’re approving. This doesn’t appear to be on the same level of boxing or even defensive martial arts. It’s more like bloody violence as occurs when a wild dog pack goes into blood frenzy while killing livestock. It also sells TV advertisements. Even professional bass tournaments now indulge in loud chest-beating by fishermen who offensively brag to other nearby contestants when they catch a bass. Picture a loud-mouth standing on an expensive bass boat acting like a grade-school playground bully. What happened to keeping quiet while fishing? Sports columnist and author Dan Jenkins once claimed the television industry controls professional sports. When we were kids and played baseball or softball, we didn’t consider it a blood sport and neither did our parents and teachers. It was great fun. While some men think a barroom brawl is great fun and brag about their scars, missing teeth and nights in holdover cells, one would like to think baseball players were above that. It was a relief when it became apparent that the Cards would play the Texas Rangers. They didn’t seem the type of team that indulged in Bluto acts and I-hate-opponents rituals. In fact, they behaved like real professionals. The team and the Ranger’s manager are obviously well-liked by both players and fans. If we actually had lost the series, it would have been to a great team. Thankfully, no TV revenue-producing violence occurred. Viva la Cards. Rangers, too.
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A Sweetie by any other name… I never really gave it much thought. It’s just something I do. I’ve always done it, and unless someone rewires my brain, I probably always will. Do what, you ask? Call people by something other than their given names. Jim, my husband of 20 years, is rarely called by him name. He is affectionately known as “honey,” “babe,” “sweetie,” or “sugar.” Our children are individually and collectively known as “angels” or “pumpkins.” My friends suffer whatever word takes the shortest path from my brain to my mouth. The usual monikers are “hon,” (short for honey), “sweetie,” or “darlin’.” Full credit (or blame if you abhor being called these little pet names), is given to my dear, departed grandmother, Ouida Mae Tucker. Ouida Mae never knew a stranger, bless her sweet soul. She’d just as soon pick you up and hug you as she would shake your hand (men, too…just ask Jim). And no one was called by his or her name. Ouida Mae only used endearing terms when referring to family, friends and yes, even strangers. One day I began to wonder if maybe she did it because she couldn’t remember a person’s name. Even
worse, I began to question my use of this typically southern tradition. I didn’t have to question the practice too terribly long. A couple of months ago my mom and step-dad went to JJ’s restaurant in St. Charles for a Saturday evening “cruise night.” It was a beautiful evening filled with family, fun and classic cars. Jim masterfully backed our 1966 Pontiac Bonneville into an open space at the restaurant, and we exited the land yacht, Bonnie. (Oh my goodness! I do this nickname thing with cars, too.) “Hello,” a gentle soul said to me as I shut the door. Here was a man in his 30s or 40s, wearing a bicycle helmet and passing out registration cards to the cruisers. There was nothing to register, really, but these cards are displayed on the owner’s windshield. They tell the passersby the make, model and year of your automobile. The sweet man handed me the card and watched as I filled it out and placed it under the windshield wiper. “Are you Jim?” he asked. “No, I’m Shelly,” I replied. “Oh,” he said. “Would you like to buy a discount
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Marcus Samuelsson, an award-winning chef and cookbook author, has joined Birds Eye vegetables to help inspire and enable people to think about vegetables as a pleasure, to shake up old habits and help bring vegetables back to the center of the plate – especially for the next generation. • Don’t Hide, Highlight Veggies Vegetables deserve center stage because they’re amazing. They are delicious, colorful, good for you and taste great, too. Inspiring people – especially kids – to discover the wonder of vegetables starts with highlighting vegetables as the center of the plate, not as an understudy. “Vegetables are great for any meal, so put them forward as a gift to your family every day,” says Samuelsson. “It’s extremely important that we start making nutritious, veggie-powered meals for ourselves
and the next generation.” • Follow the 60/40 Rule Instead of thinking about dishes as 60 percent pasta and 40 percent vegetables, turn it around, serving veggies as 60 percent and pasta as 40 percent of the meal. “Flipping the proportions of your favorite meals is a quick, easy way to incorporate more veggies into meals your family already loves.” • Mix and Match Colors, Textures and Flavors Enjoy a variety of veggies at the same time to truly showcase the wonder of a veggie-powered plate. Incorporating many different veggies brings flavor, crunch and a nutritious punch to almost any dish. “My ideal veggie-powered plate is a Vegetable and Quinoa Pilaf. It’s loaded with a won-
Vegetable Quinoa Pilaf Makes 6 servings
Ingredients: - 1 bag of Birds Eye Steamfresh Broccoli, Carrot and Cauliflower Medley - 1 cup quinoa - 2 tablespoons unsalted butter - 2 stalks celery, finely chopped - 4 scallions, white and green parts, thinly sliced - 1 tablespoon peeled and minced fresh ginger - 2 garlic cloves, minced - 1 tablespoon chopped parsley - 1/2 tablespoon chopped fresh mint - 1 teaspoon smoked sweet paprika - Salt - Freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Cook vegetable medley according to package directions; drain and set aside. 2. Meanwhile, rinse quinoa well under cold water in a fine wire sieve; drain. 3. Bring to a boil with 2 cups water and 1/2 teaspoon salt in medium saucepan over high heat. Reduce heat to low and cover. Cook until the quinoa has absorbed the water, about 15 minutes. Remove from heat. 4. Melt butter in large skillet. Add celery, scallions, ginger and garlic and cook, stirring often, until fragrant, about 2
card?” He showed mea plastic card, similar to a credit card, which could be used for discounts at various St. Charles restaurants, etc. “Oh, sweetie,” I said. “We don’t live in St. Charles, and I just don’t think…” “What did you call me?” he asked. “Oh!” I exclaimed. “I’m so sorry. It’s just something I do. I call everyone ‘sweetie’ or ‘honey.’ What is your name?” This very beautiful soul turned the shade of his bicycle helmet – tomato red – and dropped his chin to his chest. What had I done? How incredibly stupid could I have been? My southern practice had caused him emotional distress, and I wasn’t sure what to do. I really need to stop over-analyzing things, because at that very moment, he cast his eyes up and smiled the most stunning smile I’d ever seen. “Please tell me your name,” I gently prodded. “Sweetie works for me,” he said. “Well, then,” I smiled. “Sweetie it is.”
minutes. Add cooked vegetable medley and mix well. Stir in parsley, mint and paprika. 5. Transfer quinoa to serving bowl. Fluff quinoa with fork. Add vegetable mixture and mix well. Season with salt and pepper. Serve hot.
derful broccoli, carrots and cauliflower medley from Birds Eye.” Build a customized veggie-powered plate at www. Facebook.com/BirdsEyeVegetables. For every veggiepowered plate created on Facebook, Birds Eye will donate vegetables for 10 meals as part of its Feed Kids Better initiative with Share Our Strength (up to 1 million meals through September 2012).
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Church Nov. 12: Spaghetti Supper At Northside Christian Church, 9635 Lewis & Clark Blvd. (Hwy. 367), St. Louis, Mo. 63136. All-youcan-eat for $7. Eat-in or carry-out. Info: 314.868.5722.
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.
Dec. 3 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
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. Mondays in Advent: Waiting with Mary Advent Prayer Series 7 to 8 p.m. at the Pallottine Renewal Center Chapel November 28 and December 5, 12, and 19. Info: Angela at 314.387.7100. Every Thursday (through December 1. 6:30 to 8 p.m. Grief Share Support Group At Ferguson Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave. Ferguson, Mo. Info 314.522.3388 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Dec. 3 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. Events Nov. 12: Dooley’s Florist & Gifts 45th Anniversary Celebration 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Dooley’s in Old Town Florissant. Music, refreshments, prizes. Info: 314.837.7444. Nov. 11-13: Women’s Retreat At Pallottine Renewal Center, 15270 Old Halls Ferry Rd., Florissant, MO 63034. $160 includes lodging and meals. Info: 314.837.7100.
Nov. 15: Senior Day of ReCreation 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. 50 and older. Food, games, prizes and Mass at Pallottine Renewal Center. Suggested donation of $15. Info: 314.837.7100.
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 email@example.com or 636 7452601 for more information. Every Saturday: 8-10 a.m. Chess Chess is played every Satuurday from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. or later, at MidRivers Mall in the food court. Come join us for some interesting games! 3rd Thursday of each month: 12:15
NARFE Chapter 1229 - Meeting for all Active and Retired Federal Employees At Golden Corral, 1850 Zumbehl Road, St. Charles, MO. For more info, call Sandy Luber at 636-4624297. 1st and 3rd Wed.: 7 p.m. St. Charles Area Wood Carvers Diverse group of people has a wide variety of carving skills ranging from novice to professional. Meetings include brief business mtg. followed by carving session. At Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors always welcome! Every Weekend: Orchard Farm Radio Controlled Flying Club Public invited & welcome every weekend to watch our flying model airplanes. Bring the family. Directions to the field at www.orchardfarmrc.com or call 636.300.1480. Every Thursday Evenings: 7:30 p.m. St. Charles Municipal Band Frontier Park, www.stc-munyband.com. Every 3rd Monday of the Month: 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Watch Visit our wesite for location, http:// ca.groups.yahoo.com/group.neighborhoodwatch_FlorissantMO or call 314.830.6042. Health and Meetings St. Chatherine Retirement Community Events 3350 St. Catherine St., Florissant. To RSVP to events call 314.838.3877 Each Monday: Line Dancing with Minnie 5:45 p.m. Beginners welcome. Every Monday and Friday: Fit to Go Exercise 1 p.m. Free. Classes led by personal
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trainer with the use of weights and resistance bands (provided).
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Nov. 10: Medicare D & Prescription Drug Seminar-Presented by Walgreens 9 a.m. complimentary breakfast, followed by presentation at 9:30 a.m.
Nov. 9: Knee and Hip Replacement Class 6:30 p.m. Info: 314.837.5555.
Nov. 10 and 17: Tai Chi for Seniors 10:30 a.m. Reduce stress, strengthen joints, develop balance and coordination. Free. Nov. 17: Blood Pressure Clinic 10 a.m. Refreshments served. Nov. 18: Project Hands 2 p.m. Volunteers needed to knit, crochet and quilt for various children’s organizations. Nov. 22: Thanksgiving Day Happy Hour 10:30 a.m. Entertainment by Anointed Praise. Happy Hour at 11:30 a.m. followed by complimentary lunch. Nov. 29: Buck Wurth Presents Snakes Alive! 10:30 a.m. and Happy Hour at 11:30 a.m. followed by complimentary lunch. 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. First and Third Mondays: Sharing Losses through Bereavement 1 – 2:30 p.m. SSM Home Care & Hospice, 1187 Corporate Lake Drive. For families and friends who want to help understanding and coping with the death of a loved one. Register at 314.SSM. DOCS (776.3627).
Nov. 15: Hip Replacement Class 6 p.m. SSM DePaul Health Center. Info 314.291.3399. Nov. 15: Grief and Loss Support Group 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Bridgeton Trails Library. Info: 314.344.7080 Nov. 16: General Weight Loss Surgery – Support Group 5:30 – 7 p.m. May Center at SSM DePaul Health Center. For patients and candidates. Info: ssmweightloss.com or 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 www.chrisitianhospital.org 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: metrostlouissia@ gmail.com. • 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.
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 the aches and pains you experience as your body changes during pregnancy through a onehour massage session. $50 for a 1-hour massage. Call 314.344.7879 to schedule an appointment.
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Honoring Our Flag On June 14, 1923, the National Flag Code was adopted at the National Flag Conference. The meeting was held in Washington D.C. to establish procedures for displaying the United States Flag. The code was based on Army and Navy practices. In 1942, Congress passed a joint resolution to make the Flag Code a law. Celebrate Veterans Day November 11, 2011 by flying your American Flag. Flag Etiquette • The U.S. Flag should be displayed from sunrise to sunset, unless it is well lit during the darkness. • The U.S. Flag should always be placed above other flags and pennants. There is one exception during a special Navy ceremony at sea. • On a stage, the U.S. Flag should always be placed behind the speaker and to his/her right. • When hanging the U.S. Flag vertically or horizontally from a wall or window, the canton, or union, should be at the top right of the flag. When you face the flag, it should be on your left. • On Memorial Day, the U.S. Flag is flown at half staff until noon, and then raised until sunset. • The President of the United States, governors and limited other government officials may direct the U.S. Flag to be flown at half staff. • The U.S. Flag should not be allowed to touch the ground, but if it does, you are not required to destroy it as long as it is still suitable for display. • It is acceptable to wash or dry clean a U.S. Flag to keep it in good shape. • Only all-weather U.S. Flags made of non-absorbent material should be displayed during bad weather. • When a U.S. Flag has served its life, it should be destroyed, preferably by burning. Many American Legion posts have special ceremonies on Flag Day, June 14. You may have your own ceremony to discreetly burn worn out flags. • Never use a U.S. Flag to cover a statue or monument or drape the flag over the hood, top, sides or back of a vehicle, train or boat. • The U.S. Flag should not be used as wearing apparel, including costumes or athletic uniforms, bedding or drapery. • Every schoolhouse should display the U.S. Flag during school days. • The U.S. Flag should never be used for advertising purposes. Produced by The Missouri Bar, Missouri Press Foundation, and your newspaper