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December 4, 2013

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Tree Lighting, Shopping, Dining, and Holiday Fun Mayor Thomas P. Schneider is pleased to announce that the City of Florissant and Old Town Partners will be hosting Christmas in Old Town on Saturday, December 7 from 2pm 5:30pm in the Florissant City Council Chambers. There will be light refreshments and snacks to enjoy. Santa Claus will be there and fun activities are planned. Many of the retail shops and restaurants will be open in Old Town so you can enjoy dining, shopping and all the holiday festivities. Santa Claus will arrive at city hall at 2:15 and welcomes all children to visit him. (There is a charge to have your picture with Santa). While waiting to tell all your wishes for Christmas to the Big Man, you can: • Make a craft (sponsored by the St. Louis County Library) • Decorate a cookie • Have your face painted by the Valey of Flowers Queen and her maids • Let Cookie the Clown make your very own balloon sculpture • Listen to a Christmas story • Listen to wonderful seasonal music • And of course have cookies and cocoa. There may even be a surprise! Shops will be open along rue St.

Francois. Be sure to visit these locallyowned shops: Brief Reflections, Stems Florist, Sandie’s Interiors, Blue Moon Stencil Shop, Florissant Old Town Marketplace Children’s Boutique, Village of the Blue Rose, Korte’s Frames and Gifts, Dooley’s Florist and Gifts, and Henefer’s Jewelers. City Diner, de.lish, Helfer’s Deli, Old Town Donuts and Hendel’s Market Café. At 5pm, the annual tree lighting ceremony will take place on the front lawn of City Hall. From the City Hall balcony, Mayor Schneider and the 2013 Valley of Flowers Queen Kelly Mahaffy and her court will do the honors of switching on the Christmas lights to official start the holiday season. “This annual event is the official start of the holiday season for the City of Florissant. There are plenty of fun and activities planned for people of all ages to enjoy. After the tree lighting ceremony is over, I will be heading over to the James J. Eagan Center to kick off the 25th Annual Project-Lift event which I started in 1989. This event is for grades 5-8 to attend and to help promote the DARE program,” said the mayor. For more information contact Old Town Partners at 314.837.0033 or visit


their website at Florissant Old Town Partners was incorporated August 26, 1996, under the not-for-profit Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code by a group of people representing citizens, businesses and government who believe that Old Town Florissant is an attractive area where persons experience a stable, healthy community with a rich cultural heritage.

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Vol. 92 No. 49

Ferguson Twilight Christmas House Tour

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Around Town Local news and events like Ferguson Twilight Christmas House Tour


Business Black Jack’s officials earn certification and more business news


School Pattonville team wins designation and more school news


Learn & Play Book Buzz, Sudoku, and STEM fun


Movie Film critic Steve Bryan reviews The Hunger Games: Catching Fire.


Sports Local sport authority Gary B fills you in on the weekend’s sporting events.


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The 2013 Ferguson Twilight Christmas House Tour is scheduled for December 8 from 3 - 7pm. This annual Christmas treat is enjoying growing numbers of visitors as delighted “tourists” view a wide selection of exceptional homes, all decked out for Christmas. The 2013 tour will include examples of arts and crafts bungalows, Victorians, a Mid-Century modern ranch, an English Tudor cottage and a federal style estate with barn, orchard and out buildings. After the tour, stay for dinner at any of the delicious cafes and restaurants on citywalk, all featuring holiday specials or, take care of holiday shopping at our friendly and inviting shops and bakeries.

The Ferguson community is bike friendly and the Ferguson bicycle shop will host a guided tour of the homes, so bring your wheels. 100% of the tour proceeds are donated to the Ferguson Caring League. Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 on tour day. Tickets can be purchased at City Hall, Corner Coffee or Paul’s World Famous Market. On December 8, tickets can be purchased between noon and 4pm, and all tickets and maps will be picked up at Pearce Neikirk and Partners, 427 S Florissant Rd. For more information please contact Pearce Neikirk at 314.495.2304 or at pearce4homes@

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Hazelwood Police Step Up Enforcement of State DWI Laws In an effort to keep intoxicated drivers off the road and make driving more safe for local residents, the Hazelwood Police Department will be continuing its high enforcement of state DWI laws until January 2, 2014. A DWI Sobriety Checkpoint is scheduled during the weekend of December 6-7 at an undisclosed location within the city limits. Additional DWI Sobriety Checkpoints may be conducted during this period as well as roving patrols. To illustrate the effectiveness of the HPD’s on- The department plans to conduct a DWI Sobriety Checkpoint on the going DWI Sobriety Checkpoint Program, a DWI weekend of December 6-7, as well as implement other activities such arrest was made during the last event on October as roving patrols and additional DWI Sobriety Checkpoints, if needed. 11 involving a three-time offender, making it a fel- with a second conviction can expect to have their ony. It also required a search warrant to be issued license revoked for one year. Other consequences for blood evidence. Other actions taken included include the following: a fine up to $1,000; one-year one fugitive arrest, one revoked license violation, jail sentence; and mandatory requirement to have two suspended license violations, one drug arrest an ignition interlock device installed in their vefor the possession of marijuana, and 18 traffic cita- hicle before having their driving privileges reintions were issued. stated. The consequences of being arrested for drunk Additional repercussions often include attorney driving can be substantial. An individual who fees, court costs, lost time at work, and the potencauses a fatal crash while intoxicated can be tial of losing one’s job or job prospects. charged with involuntary manslaughter, a felony The Missouri State Highway Patrol urges all citiresulting in up to seven years of jail time, a $5,000 zens to report any vehicle operating in a careless fine or both. For the first conviction, offend- manner. They can call the toll-free phone numers can have their license suspended for 90 days. ber, which is 800.525.5555, or use their cellular They could also be fined up to $500 and given a phone by pressing *55. For more information, go 6-month jail sentence. Those who are charged to

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Resident Turns 100 This Year Paula Parrish Antrainer was born on April 6, 1913 in Williamsburg, Iowa. As a young woman she became a beautician, later taught in beauty school and owned her own shop. Always an avid crafter, she took up oil painting in her 50’s and soon specialized in china painting, willing many ribbons and eventually teaching classes. She was active in the WOCP (World Organization of China Painters). After living in a half dozen states and retiring, Paula and her husband Earl Parrish moved to Florissant in 1984. Earl died in 1996 after 4 years of marriage. Paula then married Harry Antrainer in 2001. They were married for 10 years before he also died. She now lives with her daughter and son-in-law, Dave and JoAnn Ott, in St. Charles, where she still paints. She also uses her kiln, crochets and knits, plays bridge and enjoys attending church and church activities and reading. Though her body is slowing down, her mind is still sharp. She has had 2 children, 9 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren. For her birthday, about 40 relatives traveled from out of town to celebrate along with local family and friends. A dinner party was held along with a reception after church at the Lutheran Church of the Living Christ in Florissant.

Hazelwood Residents Advised to Detour During Construction Geeding Construction has established a contract with Buckeye Partners, L.P., to repair a petroleum pipe line located near the 200 block of Williams Boulevard in the Burke City area of Hazelwood. The construction crew will be excavating around this trouble spot, which will be approximately 8’ wide x 8’ deep x 20’ length, and hauling away all material from the site. They will then weld a sleeve on the thin area of the pipeline, backfill with compacted rock, and replace the street to meet the City of Hazelwood’s infrastructure specifications. This project was scheduled to begin on December 2 and last approximately one week. The street of Williams Boulevard will be closed to public traffic during this time period. However, the construction crew will allow residents living nearby to

leave and return to their homes in vehicles. Plus, measures will be taken to ensure the accessibility of emergency personnel if the need arises. The easiest detour route is from Sadonia Avenue to Moran Drive to Manning Avenue, or vice-versa. The foreman assigned to this construction site is John Miller. He can be reached at 636.236.0847. The City of Hazelwood’s Public Works Department will keep residents informed of any schedule changes.



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Veteran’s Day in Bellefontaine Neighbors Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335 hosted a Veteran’s Day Program on Monday, November 11, 2013 and had a surprise for the residents and Administration of the Veteran’s Home. American Legion Post 335 Commander Anthony Smith, Missouri Veteran’s Commission Executive Deputy Director Bryan Hunt, Scott Air Force Bases’ Lieutenant Colonel Elgin, and the director of the Missouri Veteran’s Home in Bellefontaine Neighbors Stan Smith made patriotic messages of thanks. The Riverview Gardens High School, Navy Junior ROTC, led by Instructor Dyrol Amantine, posted and retired the flags ceremoniously and Valeska Hill, Riverview Gardens Navy Junior ROTC Principal of Westview Middle School in the Riverview Gardens’ School District presented students from the Principal’s Ambassador Club who read letters and poems to thank the Veterans. The 4th grade class from Grace Chapel Lutheran School, led by Music Director Sandy Kratzer preformed a Patriotic Music Tribute for the Veterans. The names of 123 Veterans who passed away at the Missouri Veteran’s Home this past year were read as a “Final Farewell” in remembrance and acknowledgement of the sacrifices they made. The big surprise came at the end of the program when Commander Anthony Smith presented Director Stan Smith and Volunteer Director Julie Goulet with a check for $10,000 from Fort Bellefontaine Memorial American Legion Post 335, to be applied to the purJulie Goulet, Commander Anthony Smith and Stan Smith

chase of a new bus that will be used to transport Veterans to doctor visits, outings, and events. A lunch of hot dogs and hamburgers was served as friends and family had a chance to visit with the Veterans and volunteers from Scott Air Force Base to thank them for their Lt. Cl. Elgin reads the names of service. Veterans past

The Ambassador’s Club from Westview Middle School

Missouri Family Physician of the Year Do you have an outstanding, caring, family physician in your community that deserves the title “Missouri Family Physician of the Year”? The Missouri Academy of Family Physicians (MAFP) supports over 1,100 active members in the work-force – doing extraordinary things every day. You know them, and we would like to acknowledge them. MAFP is now seeking nominations for this prestigious award. Nominate your family physician or a family physician that you know for our next Missouri Family Physician of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2014. Nominations may be made by the public, as well as by physicians. A Nomination Form explaining why you feel this person deserves the Family Physician of the Year Award must be completed and submitted by the deadline.

Include a description of what characteristics make this family physician stand out among his/her colleagues. Please visit for complete information about the judging criteria, eligibility requirements, limitations, and the nomination and selection process. Questions? Call 573.635.0830 or email: lbernskoetter@mo-afp. org. Founded in 1947, the Missouri Academy of Family Physicians is a non-profit professional medical association of more than 2,000 physicians, residents, and medical students across the state and is headquartered in Jefferson City. MAFP is dedicated to optimizing the health of patients, families, and communities of Missouri through patient care, advocacy, education, and research. MAFP is a constituent chapter of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), one of the largest national medical organizations, with more than 105,900 members in 50 states, D.C., Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and Guam, as well as internationally. The AAFP is headquartered in Leawood, Kansas.

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Get Outta Town: 27th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance The St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. organization (SLSSC) is planning their 27th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance. This formal fundraising event will take place from 6pm - midnight on Saturday, February 8, 2014 at the Missouri Athletic Club, located at 405 Washington Avenue, St. Louis. This major fundraiser for the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities Organization, the annual Winter Ball Karneval brings together guests, members, patrons and corporate sponsors from the surrounding area for a fun-filled evening, in the spirit of the Mardi Gras season. This year, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. has been recognized as an Official Celebration Partner of STL250, and the SLSSC organization and the Annual Winter Ball event will be featured on their website. As an STL250 Partner, SLSSC will actively support the 250th Anniversary of the City of St. Louis. With SLSSC’s yearly fundraising efforts – along with the addition of this new affiliation with STL250 – the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization will be awarding two $2,500 scholarships during 2014 in honor of their STL250 partnership. This annual gathering for the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization is anticipated to draw close to 400 guests, including the 2014 Karneval royalty and their entourage coming from the Kansas City Germania Club. SLSSC Director Robert Schott will serve as the Chairperson for the 27th Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance. The funds raised through the Winter Ball Karneval support the organization’s cultural, educational and business/trade events and programming for members and the general public alike. These activities include student exchanges, as well as scholarships and educational grants which enable high school and college students, educators and business interns to study abroad. Through St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister City’s fundraising efforts and generous member support, SLSSC was

able to support the following educational exchange programs during 2013: - SLSSC offered grants and scholarship to students in the St. Louis region to go study in Stuttgart, and provided grants to Stuttgart University Students studying at the University of Missouri-St. Louis (UMSL). - As a result, a Stuttgart University student attending UMSL for a semester shared her experience

members attending the annual meeting in St. Louis. - A Webster University student was able to spend six weeks in an internship exchange program close to Stuttgart, Germany. - The German Saturday School and the German Culture Center at UMSL received a yearly grant. - The three year old virtual project between St. Louis University, Stuttgart University and St. Xavier College in Mumbai received funding, and another school in South Africa will be added to this exciting virtual study program. - SLSSC also supports Lindbergh and Parkway South High School with their exchanges with two high schools in Stuttgart, Germany. - And students from John Burroughs High School who have an active exchange with the Ferdi-

nand Porsche Gymnasium in Stuttgart talked about their experiences traveling to Stuttgart and having their new friends from Stuttgart visiting St. Louis. St. Louis-Stuttgart (Germany) Sister Cities is St. Louis’ oldest Sister City. This not-for-profit organization was started in 1960. The annual Winter Ball fundraiser helps foster business, education and cultural exchanges between the cities. Over the years, the SLSSC organization has been made up of German natives, business executives, former students, Americans that have visited Germany before and for the love of German culture. Now an international and a civic organization, St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities, Inc. functions as a civic as well as an international organization, keeping a high profile in the St. Louis community by participating in local ceremonies, conventions and festivals. The organization is united with St. Louis’ other sister city groups and international Sister City Groups through the office of the St. Louis World Trade Center. Tickets to the 27th Annual Winter Ball Karneval Dinner Dance start at $65 per person. To purchase tickets, please contact Harrison Billy at 314.481.3184. In order to ensure the 27th Winter Ball will be a marvelous success, the SLSSC is seeking sponsorships. SLSSC is also seeking donations for the evening’s silent auction, and individual ads in the 2014 Winter Ball Karneval Sponsor Book are also available. For more information about sponsorships, program ads and donations for the 27th Annual Winter Ball Karneval, please contact the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities organization at 636.530.1010, via email at sevens@ And to learn more about SLSSC’s new partnership with the STL250 organization and efforts, please visit the St. Louis-Stuttgart Sister Cities website at www.




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Black Jack Officials Designated Certified Municipal Officials Mayor Norman C. McCourt, City Clerk Karen E. Robinson, Councilman Donald Krank, Councilman Rick Steigerwald, Councilman Albert Schroeder and Councilman John Taylor of the City of Black Jack have earned the prestigious designation of Certified Municipal Official from the Missouri Municipal League’s Municipal Governance Institute. Each Official was recognized for his/her accomplishments during the Awards Luncheon at the Missouri Municipal League Annual Conference held in Branson on September 17, 2013. The Municipal Governance Institute was created under the direction of the Missouri Municipal League’s board of directors, to provide a training program focused on the important areas municipal officials and professional staff need for success. In order to achieve this high honor, a municipal official must complete 16 credit hours of training conducted or endorsed by the Municipal Governance Institute. Through their attendance at statewide and regional MGI sanctioned educational events, each individual has received training in subjects such as council meeting procedures, parliamentary procedures, the Missouri Open Meetings and Records Law, conflicts of interest, the State Ethics Law, duties of the mayor and council, tort liability, purchasing and bidding requirements, municipal revenues sources, personnel law, emergency management and budgeting. The Missouri Municipal League was organized in 1934 and now serves more than 670 cities as the recognized voice for municipalities in Missouri. This voluntary membership program brings officials of cities and towns together in fellowship of public service that strengthens and guides local government in a progressive, responsible fashion. The primary purpose of the League is to promote understanding of municipal government and administration in Missouri and thereby advance the welfare of the people of this state.

Great Rivers Greenway Board Approves Contracts Great Rivers Greenway is pleased to announce that its board voted unanimously to approve contracts for seven different firms that were awarded work by the District for the Central Riverfront portion of the CityArchRiver 2015 project. The selection of the contractors came as Great Rivers Greenway, the City of St. Louis and the CityArchRiver 2015 Foundation prepared to break ground on the transformational project with a public celebration that took place Thursday, November 14. Approximately 45 firms submitted bids for work on 10 bid packages that make up the Central Riverfront project. BSI Constructors, which was selected in September to oversee construction management services on the project, worked with Great Rivers Greenway, the Federal Highway Administration and MoDOT to review the bids and determine which firms were most qualified based on their bid amounts. The work on the $33 million dollar project was split up into 10 project packages to encourage local companies to bid and to help keep the work in the region.

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The contracts, which were worth more than $23 million in total, were awarded to seven different companies, all of which are located in the St. Louis area. Castle Contracting, which is located in downtown St. Louis, was chosen to oversee demolition and earthwork; while X-L Contracting, located in Hazelwood, will be responsible for asphalt paving, installing pavers and providing temporary flood protection. Wentzville-based LanDesign will be in charge of the landscaping around Leonor K. Sullivan; Goodwin Bros, which is located in Crystal City, will oversee work on the concrete, and Fenton-based Gerstner Electric will be responsible for the electrical work on the project. Arnold-based St. Louis Bridge C onst r u c t i on Company will install the metals and rails; Festus-based D&S Fence will be in charge of signage, and Pangea, which is located in South St. Louis City, will be responsible for sewers and plumbing work. For more information, visit • Community News • December 4, 2013

Emerging Scholars for Academic Excellence Eleven students recently were honored at the 18th Annual Emerging Scholars Banquet at St. Louis Community CollegeFlorissant Valley. The Emerging Scholars for 2013 were Rachelle Abrams, Paula Burt, Michelle Byrd, Theneisha Carter, Alexander Flomo, Larry Greene Sr., NaTasha Henderson, Eric Johnson, Ishani Mitra, Jada Oliver and April Thomas. Ishani Mitra was recognized as Emerging Scholar of the Year, while Michelle Byrd, NaTasha Henderson and Jada Oliver received the Merit Scholar Award. Ishani Mitra, center, was named the Emerging Scholar of the Year. Also pictured are Doris The Emerging Scholars pro- Graham,left, vice chair of the STLCC Board of Trustees, and Marcia Pfeiffer, right, STLCCgram was established in 1996 Florissant Valley president. as a way to recognize academic have graduated since the program was initiated excellence and challenge the long-held assump18 years ago. tions about the appropriateness of developmenEmerging Scholars are students who: tal courses at the college level. • Complete coursework in two or more develThe program aims to motivate underserved opmental areas: English, math, reading. students to successfully overcome academic • Successfully complete 24 or more credit hours challenges while being involved in their commuin college-level coursework. nity. In line with the college’s strategic priorities, • Achieve a 3.5 or better grade-point average. this well-rounded program is designed to asTo date, 462 students have qualified for the sist students in achieving college success and to program and more than $13,000 in scholarship graduate. funds have been awarded. More than 50 percent of the Emerging Scholars


Pattonville World Quest Team Named “Rookie of the Year” The World Quest team from Pattonville High School won the “Rookie of the Year” award and placed 10th out of 25 teams during the recent St. Louis World Quest competition. There were five rookie teams that competed this year. Team members include Trystan Alexander, Andrew Czopek, Ryan Moser, Mark Raymond and Jared Roberts. Dr. Janet Baldwin is the team’s sponsor. World Quest is a competition offered by the World Affairs Councils of America. In more than 30 cities annually, teams from local high schools compete to test their knowledge of current affairs and other subjects of global importance. The competition tests students’ knowledge on current world events, geography, history, politics, flags and world leaders. Locally, the program is sponsored the World Affairs Council of St. Louis, an organization with a mission to promote understanding, engagement, relationships and leadership in world affairs.

Freeman Named Missouri Professor of the Year The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education have named Terrence Freeman at St. Louis Community College-Florissant Valley the 2013 Missouri Professor of the Year. This year, a state Professor of the Year was recognized in 36 states. Freeman was selected from more than 350 top professors in the United States. Freeman is a professor in engineering science and has been with the college since 1982. He was an adviser to the president for seven years on multicultural affairs, coordinated Project Chart to encourage underrepresented students to pursue careers in the science, technology, engineering and math- Terry Freeman, left, was named the 2013 Missouri Professor of the Year ematics fields, and is an adviser for the Na- by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the tional Society of Black Engineers. He helped Council for Advancement and Support of Education. He is pictured with develop the minority engineering transfer Zora Mulligan, executive director of the Missouri Community College program and has hosted nine students from Association. South and Central America. He’s also an inport for the program is received from Phi Beta demand motivational speaker, author and third Kappa, which sponsors an evening congressional degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. reception, the Professional and Organizational CASE and the Carnegie Foundation have been Development Network in Higher Education and partners in offering the U.S. Professors of the other higher education associations. Year awards program since 1981. Additional sup-


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Youngest Pick:

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

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

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Thoughtful Anja does for others, but has a dream of her own in The Christmas Wish,s a sweet story by Lori Evert, with gorgeous photographs by Per Breiehagen. What Anja wants most is to meet Santa at the North Pole. She pines for her heart’s desire, from morning to night. But before she leaves she has some things to do for “an old woman who lives down the lane.” Anja’s wish to be one of Santa’s elves requires a cross-country trip through the wilderness, and as she sets off her courage wanes, like a candle buffeted by the wind. “What if I get lost,” she wonders . . . Her doubt is quieted when a flitting red bird lights on her ski pole offering his assistance. The winged wonder is just one of the woodland creatures that comes to the child’s aid in a tale sure to warm the heart on long winter nights. Curl up with this marvelous book that reminds us to “Be brave. Be kind. Believe.”

Growing future scientists, technologists, engineers, and mathematicians with the newspaper!

This special Newspaper In Education feature is brought to you by the St. Louis American Foundation, the Missouri Press Foundation and this newspaper.


shapes. No matter what size or shape you create, your clay will weigh the same. You will still have the same amount of clay. You can also use a rubber band to observe the theory of topology. You can create the figure eight with a rubber band, or create an oblong shape.

Topology is a type of mathematics that covers distorted shapes. In topology, objects or shapes that are distorted or changed in shape will still have the same properties, such as volume. In the eyes of topologists, two items are the same if they can be distorted without being torn or cut.

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If you have soft clay (or play dough), you can observe the theory of topology. You can twist, stretch, bend, and mold the clay to create different

In this experiment, you will investigate topology. Topology is the theory that changing shapes of an object does not change the volume. Remember, to calculate volume, you will multiply length, width, and height.

Materials Needed:

Modeling Clay • Ruler • Graph Paper • Permanent Markers in 3 Colors • Rolling Pin


Procedure: Form the modeling clay into a square or rectangular shape. Mark the sides with the permanent markers, using different colors for length, width and height. Use the ruler to measure the length, width and height, and record the results. Use the rolling pin to flatten the shape. Keep

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Learning Standards: I can read nonfiction text to gain background information about a mathematical topic. CCS.ELA-LiteracyCCRA.R.2, CCS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.L.6


the edges square while changing the shape of the clay. Measure length, width and height again and record. Continue flattening the shape while keeping the edges square and stopping to measure and record the length, width and height of the object. Try to get at least 10 examples. Calculate the volume of each recorded shape by multiplying the 4 length, width and height. Compare the results. The volume should be the same for all shapes.

Evaluate: What did you observe as you changed the shape? Did the volume change or stay the same? What did this experiment teach you about topology? Learning Standards: I can follow stepby-step directions to complete an experiment. I can analyze and record the results. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.CCRA.R.1 The name of the popular search engine “Google” came from a misspelling of the word “googol,” which is a very, very large number (the number one followed by 100 zeros).

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Extra! Read All About It! Use the newspaper to complete the following activities:

Shape Attributes Identify 2-dimensional shapes (circle, rectangle, rhombus, trapezoid, and triangle). Cut them out of the newspaper, then paste them into a chart according to their attributes. Do the same with 3-dimensional shapes (rectangular prism, cylinder, pyramid, and sphere).

Polygon Perimeters Circle four verbs in a news story. Use a ruler to connect the verbs like a dot-to-dot puzzle to form a polygon. Measure and label each side of your polygon with an inch ruler. Add the lengths of the sides to find the perimeter. Write the perimeter in the center of your polygon. Try it again with nouns or adjectives.

Learning Standards: I can use the newspaper to locate, describe, and create geometric shapes and properties. CCSS.ELA-Literary.CCRA.W.4, CCS.ELA-LiteracyCCRA.R.2

Go Figure! To calculate the area of a rectangle, you will multiply length times width. Use the formula to solve the following problems. Length x Width = Area


If the length of a rectangle is 7 yards, and the area is 42 square yards, what is the width?____________


If the width of a rectangle is 8 meters, and the area is 96 square meters, what is the length? ______________


If the width of a triangle is 9 feet, and the height is 6 feet, what is the area? _______________


If the area of a triangle is 48 square yards, and the length is 8 yards, what is the width? _____________

Learning Standards: I can add, subtract, multiply, and divide to solve a problem. CCSS.MathContent.3.OA.A3

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“The Hunger Games: Catching Fire”

Adapting a beloved book for the big screen is a daunting task, but Francis Lawrence makes it look easy in The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The darker second installment of Suzanne Collins’ popular trilogy features more characters and political intrigue than the original novel, yet director Lawrence does an exceptional job with the material. The story opens with Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) settling into life as a Hunger Games victor. Though she has a beautiful home and more money than she knows what to do with, her private life is no longer her own. As Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson), her drunken mentor, points out, the games don’t stop once you leave the arena. President Snow (Donald Sutherland) also isn’t happy with Katniss’ open defiance in the games. To keep her family safe, she must pretend to love Peeta (Josh Hutcherson) although she has feelings for her

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best friend Gale (Liam Hemsworth). To make matters worse, Katniss must fight for her life once again in the arena. Director Francis Lawrence packs a lot of material

into 146 minutes, making Catching Fire an enjoyable experience, especially for fans of the novel. The second book is a real game changer, showing how the 12 districts are ready to revolt thanks to Katniss’ actions during the 74th Hunger Games. Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson seem more at ease with their characters in Catching Fire as well. Though Katniss has feeling for her friend Gale, her affection for Peeta grows despite her protests. Inside the arena, when she thinks he’s dead, Katniss shows how much she really cares for the goodhearted baker’s son. The only really flaw here involves the former winners of the Hunger Games. Though Sam Clafin does a great job as beloved tribute Finnick Odair, other characters barely get any screen time. The wonderful Amanda Plummer is the perfect fit for the eccentric Wiress, but she doesn’t get a chance to shine. The same goes for her bespectacled partner Beetee (Jeffrey

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Wright). Fortunately, Jena Malone dominates the story as Johanna Mason, the openly defiant tribute. The government destroyed everyone and everything she loves, so Johanna literally dares President Snow to kill her. Malone, a former child actor, handles her character with the strength and grace she so richly deserves. Francis Lawrence and most of his Catching Fire cast are reuniting for the two-part Mockingjay finale. If the third and fourth movies are half as good as this one, the big screen Hunger Games franchise will finish with a flourish. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some frightening images, thematic elements, a suggestive situation, and language, currently is playing in local theaters. 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 UMSL Player Receives Conference Selection Senior outside hitter Chelsea Burkle of the University of Missouri-St. Louis volleyball team has been named a First Team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference selection, as announced by the league. Burkle earns all-GLVC honors for the second time in her career, receiving third team accolades as a sophomore. Burkle leads the Tritons with 3.50 kills per set, while also averaging 2.76 digs and 0.61 blocks per set to go with a team-best 26 service aces. Her 403 kills this season is the sixth best single season total in program history and she ranks eighth all-time in career kills with 968. She also ranks fifth all-time with 2,852 career kill attempts. In GLVC-only matches, Burkle ranked third in the league with 3.59 kills per set. UMSL will compete in its eighth straight and 15th overall GLVC Tournament. They earned the league’s No. 4 West Division seed with a 10-8 GLVC mark, while Lewis is the No. 1 East Division seed, finishing conference play with a league-best 16-2 mark to also earn hosting rights for this year’s annual postseason affair. *Nice honor

Westminster Blue Jays in Sweet 16 The men’s soccer team of Westminster closed out their 2013 season with a 2-0 loss to host Loras College in the Sectionals Round of the NCAA Division III Tournament. The Westminster Blue Jays recorded program history after winning their conference’s tournament and advancing past the first round in the NCAA Tournament. The team was the first Westminster program to make it past the opening round of the Tournament. “It was a good game, but it obviously didn’t go as well as we thought,” stated senior forward RJ Moore (Little Rock, Ark./Catholic). “Everybody on this team gave their heart and soul and we hoped we could of gotten a win.” “I’m so proud of everything we did on the field, but it is always sad to lose. It was disappointing, but we all worked hard. We gave it our best shot,” senior midfielder Michael McDonough (St. Louis/DeSmet Jesuit) threw in. The Blue Jays will lose 10 seniors to graduation this year. “I want to say thank you to all the seniors. We are going to miss all of them and we know this program started to get turned around because of them,” stated Coach Bordelon. “Now I’m excited with the players we have returning to get started for next year.” *Classy group—thanks to Alysha Hodge, Sports Information Director, Westminster College

St. Charles Chill Hockey Facts The Chill of the Central Hockey League (CHL) play home games at the Family Arena for the 2013-14 season. Summarizing some accomplishments on the team: • Goaltender Robby Moss ranks 9th in the CHL with a 2.87 goals against average, 8th with .904 save percentage but is tied for league-lead with five losses. He also registered the most saves in a single period this season with 22. • The team leads the league, averaging 25.82 penalties in minutes per game with Greg Brown, Tyler Barr, and Anthony Pisano sitting 2-3-4 in the CHL with 48, 46, and 43 respectively. • St. Charles is 9th in the CHL on home ice on the power play, scoring 8.3% of the time (7-36) and ranks 6th on the road at 19% (4-21) ranking 8th overall at 12.3% (11-57)-rank 6th in CHL in penalty kill (57/70, 81.4%), rank 3rd at home (31/36, 86.1%) and 9th on the road (26/34, 76.5%). *Some improvement needed Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, and co-hosted, among many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’


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Ingredients: 1/4 cup brown sugar 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/4 cup butter 2 teaspoons vanilla 2 cups Cinnamon Chex® cereal 2 cups Wheat Chex® cereal 2 cups Honey Nut Chex® cereal 8 ounces pecans Directions: 1. In small bowl, mix brown sugar and pumpkin pie spice; set aside. In small microwave-safe dish, microwave butter on High about 30 seconds or until melted. Stir in vanilla. In large microwavable

bowl, mix all cereals and pecans. Pour butter mixture over cereal mixture, stirring until evenly distributed. Add sugar and spice mixture and stir until coated. 2. Microwave uncovered on High 5 minutes or until mixture begins to brown, stirring every minute. Spread on wax paper or a cookie sheet to cool. Store in airtight container. Note: Make mix up to two weeks ahead and store in airtight container.

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Send your event to and we'll print it! Events December 6: Florissant Old Town Partners Deck the Doors holiday door decorating contest deadline Entry forms available at Stems and Dooley’s florists, Handyman Hardware, FOTP office and online at Win Handyman Hardware gift certificates. Info: 314.837.0033 December 6 and 7: Trinkets, Treasures, and Treats, Library Friends of Ferguson, Friday 2 - 3:30pm and Saturday 10am -2pm, Library Auditorium, 35 N. Florissant Rd. December 6 and 20: Fish Fry at Bellefontaine United Methodist Church, 10600 Bellefontaine Rd., St. Louis. Children under 6, free; single: $7.50; double: $8.50 314.867.0800 December 7: Pearl Harbor Remembrance American Legion Post 213, 217

Shumate Ave., Maryland Heights, 11:30am. December 7: Breakfast with Santa Bridgeton Community Center, 9:300 - 11am. Bring camera for pictures with Santa. Crafts and other entertainment provided. Register by December 2: residents $6/each; non-residents $8/each. Under 2 free. 314.739.5599 December 7 & 8: Candlelit Tours of Bridgeton’s Payne-Gentry House by the Historical Commission and Society 4 - 8pm. Adults: $3, Seniors: $2, Kids: $1. December 12: City of Bellefontaine Neighbors Parks and Recreation Department 4th Annual Silver Bells Dinner 4:30 - 7:30pm. Three-course dinner at 5:30 with an appetizer and cash bar before. Tickets: $12 includes the first beverage with

choice of wine, beer or soda. Purchase by December 6. 9669 Bellefontaine Road, St. Louis. 314.867.0700. December 14: Flea Market. Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105 8am - 1pm. Cost is $10 per table. Contact Nick for table reservations. 314.503.1303. December 14: Breakfast. Florissant Valley VFW Post 4105 8 - 10am. Cost is $5 per plate. Please join us, all profits go to support Veterans. 314.831.6121 December 14 & 15: Overland Historical Society’s Annual Candlelight Tour 2 - 7pm, northeast corner of Lackland Rd. and Gass Avenue. Bring your camera for photos with Santa on Saturday from 2pm - dusk and on Sunday from 2 - 7pm. Spinning and quilting demonstrations Saturday from 2 - 5pm. Refreshments. Donations $2 per adult, children free. December 31: New Years Eve fireworks and carriage rides at Westport Plaza. Free. 111 Westport Plaza, St. Louis; in front of St. Louis Bread Co., 314.317.6403 Recurring Events 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

Sundays: Tours at Old St. Ferdinand Shrine #1 Rue St. Francois St., Florissant, 1 – 4pm, through October. Donations accepted. Docents needed. 314.921.7582, Bridgeton Trails Library Branch Programs: 3455 McKelvey Rd., St. Louis, 314.994.3300. Story Time: Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. 9 months to 2 yrs. Room 1 (Lap Time); Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3–5. Room 2; Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Ages 3–5. Room 1. Florissant Senior Citizens’ Bingo Clubs: 314.839.7604. Last Saturdays: Writers Workshop: 10am - 1:30pm, Baden Liberary, 8448 Church Rd., 314.388.2400 Fridays: Tai Chi for seniors free classes No class November 29. RSVP by calling 314.838.3877 Church 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 Health November 14 and December 5 & 17: Free ADHD Seminar 7pm. Learn about effective new solutions to ADHD without the use of drugs. 11710 Old Ballas Rd Suite 205, Creve Coeur. 314.983.9355 November 21 and December 10: Free Thyroid Seminar 7pm. Learn about why you are tired all the time, have anxiety or other common symptoms such as depression, muscle cramps and more. 11710 Old Ballas Rd Suite 205, Creve Coeur, 314.983.9355

Now: SilverSneakers Senior Wellness Program at the Maryland Heights Centre A fun, energizing program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. A Silver Sneakers membership includes access to the city’s Fitness Centre with state-ofthe-art fitness equipment and circuit training. Membership is available at little or no cost through your health plan. To find out if you are eligible, visit or call 314.738.2599. 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: dbland@ Third Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association At Lutheran Senior Services at Hidden Lake, 10 – 11am, 11728 Hidden Lake Dr., St. Louis, 314.292.7504 Diabetes Basics: 314.344.7024 for info 314.344.7220 to enroll.


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,

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DPHC-13-11692 11/13 • Community News • December 4, 2013 Nutrition Education: SSM DePaul registered dieticians can help you make sure your diet is right for you, 314.344.6157 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. Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30 - 7:30pm, 314.839.3171. Center for Senior Renewal: Day treatment programs for older adults dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, loss and early signs of dementia, 314.653.5123. Christian Hospital Recovery Center: Outpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment for adults, 314.953.8100. Volunteers Needed at Christian Hospital: Call 314.653.5032 SSM DePaul Healthy Happenings Every Mon. & Tues.: 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. Answers from page 8

Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, 636.947.5617 Speaker’s Bureau: SSM speakers available for organizations, clubs, community and church groups for up to one hour free of charge, 636.949.7159 Ongoing Support Groups Wednesdays: TOPS #361 Florissant Meetings 10 –11am, Bethel United Church of Christ, 14700 New Halls Ferry Rd., 314.831.5808. Group support to lose weight. Everyone welcome. Sundays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 6:30 - 8pm, 7401 Delmar Ave. in University City, 314.993.5421. First and Third Tuesdays: Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse 12:30 - 2pm, 320 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.968.3477. Third Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group At Delmar Gardens North, 4401 Parker Rd., Florissant, 9am, 314.355.1516, Helpline 800.272.3900 Last Saturdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group: Mother of Good Counsel Home,

6825 Natural Bridge, St. Louis, 10:30am 314.383.4765 Last Tuesdays: Alzheimer’s Association Caregiver Support Group Missouri Veterans Home, 10600 Lewis & Clark, St. Louis, 1pm, 314.340.6389 Wednesdays: Weekly Cancer Survivor’s Support Group H.W. Koenig Medical Building at SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 3 4:30pm, free, 636.755.3034 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Information: Wednesdays: New Choices NarAnon Family Group at Zion Lutheran Church 12075 Dorsett Road, Maryland Heights, 7:30 – 9pm, Thursdays: Grief Share Support Group Church of the Nazarene, 1309 N. Elizabeth Ave., Ferguson 6:30 8pm,

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Calcium Scoring Heart Scan Program SSM DePaul Health Center. This program uses advanced (CT) imaging to scan the arteries around the heart and measure or score the amount of calcium present in the plaque deposits. This screening, in combination with other heart disease risk factors (high cholesterol, high blood pressure, cigarette smoking, physical inactivity, etc.) can help determine an overall picture of your current heart health and your risk for developing heart disease. Call 314.344.6030 to learn more about the heart scan program or to schedule an appointment. SSM St. Joseph Health Center & Hospital West Auxiliary Non profit organization assisting the hosp. by holding fund raisering activities, being of service to patients, families, employees & physicians and acting as good will ambassadors to community. We welcome new member. Call Barb Hutchinson 636.947.5466.


The Barnes St. Peters Hospital Auxiliary is looking for New Members If you would like to become a member please call 636.916.9664. Gateway to Hope Program The Gateway to Hope Program arranges care for individuals diagnosed w/breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured and reside in MO. Gateway to Hope serves as a breast cancer lifeline for those who do not qualify for government sponsored programs & are unable to afford treatment. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed w/breast cancer & cannot access treatment call Gateway to Hope at 314.569.1113 or Every Wednesday Take Off Pounds Sensibly Group Take Off Pounds Sensibly meets at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 414 S. Church St., St. Peters. Weigh-ins at 8:30 a.m. Business mtg at 10 a.m. Call 636.397.1727 or 636.272.4995 for more info.

Mondays & Thursdays: Breathe/ for people with pulmonary disease Graham Medical Center, 1150 Graham Rd. Suite 104, 11am 12pm, $30, 314-953-6090 Wednesdays: STEPS Schizophrenia Support Group 6:30-7:30pm, 314.839.3171.


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Joe Morice

Over the Fence

Eisenhower Was Prophetic On its 50th anniversary, I avoided writing about the Kennedy assassination. It was a bad time for my generation, and I remember it all too vividly. However, I couldn’t help being reminded of what I was doing at the time and how naïve we were. It seemed that we younger folks finally had a young president to cheer for instead of old fogeys…or what we thought of as old fogies. Isn’t that a hoot? Now that I’m an old fogy, I’m doing the same as many other old fogeys. I’m remembering when I wasn’t. At the time, I was a 90-day-wonder at GM’s parts warehouse in Hazelwood. This was the term for a newly hired employee that had 90 days to prove he was competent… or so we thought. It seemed later to prove we could stay awake while bored to tears. We sat at a metal desk for eight hours and boxed small parts and placed them on a conveyer belt. We were paid in the neighborhood of $2.40 per hour for this. If we succeeded in pleasing the despot that ran the department, we were allowed to join the UAW and become permanent employees for a few cents more. I resigned after ten months before boredom caused a flameout. I ran that wage through my handy-dandy inflation calculator and it came out to $18.32 per hour in 2013. Employees raised families on that 1963 wage. Of course, they didn’t buy four-bedroom homes with garages to house two cars with enough gizmos to overwhelm an F-18 pilot. They bought bungalows and cars with stickshifts and vent windows. The federal minimum wage in 1963 was $1.25 per hour, which figures out to $9.54

in 2013. Neither of them was or is enough to live on unless you live in an abandoned building. I remembered a comment by my neighbor after the Kennedy assassination. He believed Johnson was behind it. I said, “No way.” Like I said, naïve. As for the Kennedy assassination, I’ve never been much for conspiracy theories. There are too many crackpots in the mix who come up with theories that would amaze even a gun-toting survivalist cult. However I never believed Kennedy’s assassination was anything but a conspiracy. In fact, it reeked of it. Of course, my thoughts came later in life after I read several accounts. I often mocked that Lee Harvey Oswald had invented a new bullet that made 90° turns. Before Kennedy took office, outgoing president Dwight Eisenhower warned us to beware of the military/industrial complex becoming too powerful. Unfortunately, it went unheeded. The Viet Nam war may have been proof. While over 50,000 American soldiers died and another quarter million were injured, many of them permanently, a handful of wealthy people became wealthier. Hindsight makes me believe the excuses given by the White House for wars have been pure fabrication from the Korean conflict until the present. When considering the billions of tax dollars spent for these wars, the military/industrial complex that made billions from them and the questionable excuses and outcomes, it’s no wonder so many US citizens smell rats in our government. “In the councils of government, we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether sought or unsought, by the military/industrial complex. The potential for the disastrous rise of misplaced power exists and will persist.” -Dwight D Eisenhower (1961)

The federal minimum wage in 1963 was $1.25 per hour, which figures out to $9.54 in 2013.

Joe Morice is Community News’s blue-collar philosopher. He was born and raised in Missouri and spent most of his childhood on a farm and adulthood operating big machines. He has no formal training as a writer, unless 60 years of writing about any and everything counts. The opinions expressed in this column are Joe Morice’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

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