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April 17, 2019

Art is in the air

Around Town WSD purchases land for new elementary school in Wentzville. Pg. 3 The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County awards outstanding youth. Pg. 4

Senior Living St. Charles County Immunization Clinic offers shingles vaccinations. Pg. 5

School WSD holds fifth annual District STEM Olympics. Pg. 6 FHSD high schools recognized as PLTW Distinguished Schools. Pg. 7

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Submitted photo From April 24 through May 5, the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival with over 100 artists from multiple states expected to attend.

The 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival brings artists and art-lovers to the great outdoors in Missouri Wine Country By Brett Auten From April 24 through May 5, the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival with over 100 artists from multiple states expected to attend. Throughout the towns of Defiance, New Melle and Augusta artists will be doing their best to capture all that is scenic and inspiring. For the art lovers, the Augusta Plein Air Art Festival is unique in that the public is invited to observe art being created right before their eyes each day at events hosted by local

businesses and neighboring communities. Being outdoors and having a leisurely day appreciating culture is a terrific way to start the spring and the festival is a unique opportunity to step behind the canvas and watch an artist’s eye in the moment and see something that maybe you see every day – or take for granted – evolve and unfold into a work of art. Plein Air, meaning “in the open air,” is a form of art created outdoors. Plein Air goes back to 19th century Europe and it’s when an artist listens to their senses, paying particular attention to the light. Focusing on the scen-

ery around them, they listen to the sounds, take in the atmosphere, and feel the climate, which inspires them to express their vision on canvas. For the artists, the festival is open to all levels. The Augusta Plein Air Art Festival provides them with the opportunity to expand their markets, to enhance their skills with on-site workshops and to receive recognition for their art, all while in the company of other artists, several of whom are nationally recognized. Lynn Buchheit is a committee member See ‘ART’ page 2

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Submitted photos From April 24 through May 5, the Greater Augusta Chamber of Commerce hosts the 17th Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival with over 100 artists from multiple states expected to attend.

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‘ART’ from cover for the festival. Buchheit said that there are a record number of workshops available this year. “We will have workshops for all levels and all mediums,” Buchheit said. “The workshops are open to the public. You do not have to be an invited artist to attend them.” Picture the vineyards cascading with green foliage, the dogwoods in bloom, the lush colors of redbuds, lilacs, tulips and irises with a green backdrop, and tones of brown and green making up the quilted patterns of the fields viewed from the Missouri River bluff, giving each moment of the day its own unique beauty. This is what the plein air artists will be expressing on canvas Tammie Dickerson is an avid plein air painter, daily painter, Urban Sketcher and blogger who has attained numerous awards in regional shows. Dickerson lives just outside of Kansas City and has been attending the Augusta Plein Aire and Art Festival for nearly 15 years. “The first time I came, a friend had to twist my arm,” Dickerson said. “It was rainy and the weather was miserable and we were painting in the back of a minivan with the back up, but I just fell in the love with it. There was something about being out-

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on April 30. Along with special events, there will be a Pop-Up Art Gallery at the Harmonie-Verein/American Legion Hall for viewing art and purchases daily. Art completed during the Annual Augusta Plein Air Art Festival will be on display and available for sale each day of the festival at the Harmonie-Verein/American Legion Hall in Augusta as well as on location at each event. Judging and awards and the Final Sale will take place May 5 at 11 a.m. at Mount Pleasant Estates and on that final day, a Youth Paint Out will take place at 1 p.m. However you slice it, it’s a great chance to escape to Missouri Wine Country where not only will you watch art being created but also have the chance to purchase the art straight from the easel. Whether you are a serious buyer or someone who just appreciates a swath of colors or a naturalistic scene, it’s unique in that you get to know the artists all while enjoying small town hospitality and soaking in the beauty of spring in Missouri. For more information, visit www.augustapleinair.com.

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side and we had a view where I had never seen such lush green. We don’t have these kinds of rolling hills on our side of the state. I could feel it. I was immersed in it. I was hooked. I felt so much more invigorating and was able to put those feelings down on the canvas.” With a community-focused mantra and its dedicated committee behind it with an army of volunteers, the festival has grown as it nears 20 years. “It is a fun experience for the artists,” Buchheit said. “So many, who dabble like me, are stuck working in our hiding hole. But it’s always fun to get outside.” Dickerson echoed Buchheit’s sentiments. “I do a lot of plein aire festivals and Augusta is really good to the artists,” she said. “You don’t have to be a pro, just get out in the fresh air and paint.” Unique events will be featured each day during the festival at a variety of locations from local wineries to historic sites, with specific days in surrounding towns. The Sip ‘N’ Paint events are perfect for those looking to have a little fun. Spectators can grab a beverage and work on a masterpiece of their own. The Sip ‘N” Paints will be at either Augusta Winery on April 27 or Kate’s Coffee

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WSD purchases land for new elementary school in Wentzville The Wentzville School District has purchased 31 acres on Interstate Drive near South Point Prairie, where the district will soon start construction on a new elementary school. “This will be a great location for our next building,” said Wentzville Superintendent Dr. Curtis Cain. “As our enrollment continues to grow, we are increasingly grateful for the support of our community and stakeholders. This new school would not be possible without that support.” The WSD continues to be the fastest growing district in the state, adding on an average of over 500 new students each year since 2000. The purchase price of the property was $1,405,530 and the appraised value is $1,517,000 according to The Westover Group in St. Peters. “We are very pleased with the purchase price, given the appraisal and the location of the property,” said WSD CFO Pam Frazier.

Photo courtesy Wentzville School District The Wentzville School District has purchased 31 acres on Interstate Drive near South Point Prairie, where the district will soon start construction on a new elementary school.

This site will be the location for the 13th elementary school in the Wentzville School District, and the 12th school built in the WSD since 2000. The new elementary school is just one of the Proposition E projects approved by voters last April which resulted in $125 million in revenue without increasing the tax rate. Additional projects include a new high school, additions at Peine Ridge Elementary, Barfield Early Childhood Special Education

Center, and Pearce Hall, as well as a new gymnasium at Holt High School. The district is in the process of forming a boundary committee made up of parents, staff and community members to help determine the new attendance areas for WSD schools. The tentative timeline calls for a recommendation to the Board of Education in December for new boundaries that will go into effect when the school opens in the 2020-2021 school year.

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St. Charles County ranks at top of Missouri health rankings for 10th year For the 10th consecutive year, St. Charles County ranks at the top of Missouri’s “Healthiest Counties” list. The annual County Health Rankings report, released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin’s Population Health Institute, places St. Charles County first in the state for the “Health Outcomes” and “Health Factors” categories. “St. Charles County’s citizens clearly place an emphasis on being healthy,” says Hope Woodson, Director for the Department of Public Health Director. “Building upon their actions and an engaged network of partner agencies, our department proactively seeks ways to improve the quality of life for everyone who lives or works here. These high marks through the County Health Rankings and other lists are continued motivation to do even more to improve the well-being of our community.” The County Health Rankings are based upon public data collected from vital statistics and government surveys. Health Outcomes considers the length of life and health status of residents to define the current health status. The Health Factors category encompasses healthy behaviors, available clinical care, education and income levels and the physical environment to predict future health for the community. The rankings placed St. Charles County among both Missouri and the nation’s top performers in most of the evaluated sections. The

complete nationwide and Missouri-specific rankings may be viewed at countyhealthrankings.org. The Department of Public Health and other community groups have been proactive in handling issues that contribute to poor health. The rankings noted that, although it may be below the state average of 22 percent, 17 percent of adult survey respondents within the county smoke. St. Charles County’s Smoke-Free Air Act of 2018 enacted by voters last fall and the health department’s educational programming for children are designed to decrease these figures in the future. In addition, the Division of Health Services’ opened its Health Services clinic last year to improve screening for communicable and chronic diseases and to provide recommendations for treatment options. To ensure the county continues to maintain its healthy status, the Department of Public Health is leading a community-wide effort called Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships (MAPP). The project includes assessment of the community’s current health status and availability of resources to identify priorities and develop strategies to meet residents’ needs. The strategic plan created through the process will be introduced later this year. For more information on the St. Charles County MAPP project or to participate in a survey about community health needs, please visit sccmo.org/MAPP or call 636-949-7400.

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The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County awards outstanding youth The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County named Ashleigh Bick-Dawes as 2019 Youth of the Year and Mariah Diallo as Junior Youth of the Year. Both young ladies demonstrate leadership, strong character, and academic achievements and they will represent the club at the state competition in April. Since 1947, Youth of the Year has been Boys & Girls Clubs of America’s premier recognition program, celebrating the extraordinary achievements of club members. Each year, one exceptional young person from a Boys & Girls Club rises to the role of National Youth of the Year. The journey to being named National Youth of the Year begins locally and progresses to state, regional and national levels, with an additional military phase for members of BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations. “We are so proud of this year’s Youth of the Year representatives as each displays exceptional skills both inside the club and out,” says Linda Sanchez, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County. Ashley demonstrates leadership skills through her commitment to serving others. She is academically gifted, taking numerous Advanced Placement classes at Francis Howell Central. In addition, Ashley balances her schoolwork, club activities, a part-time job, and involvement in the National Honors Society and Quiz Bowl. Ashley supports the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles

Submitted photos (Left)Ashleigh Bick-Dawes has been named as The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County 2019 Youth of the Year. (Right)Mariah Diallo has been named as The Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Charles County 2019 Junior Youth of the Year.

County through membership, active engagement in a leadership role for the robotics teams, and assistance at numerous events throughout the year. Mariah has been an active club member for four years and continues to grow in her leadership and willingness to help others. A founding member of the Book Club, Mariah organizes meetings and activities for other members. In addition, she frequently helps in the Learning Center providing support for other club members in math and reading. Mariah is involved in her school as a student council member and in the circle of friends.

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“Difficulty is the very atmosphere of miracle in its first stage. If it is to be a great miracle, the condition is not difficulty, but impossibility.” – Lilias Trotter I know the shadow of addiction. Many of my family members are alcoholics. My cousin lost her mother and brother to accidental overdoses. I personally struggle with an unhealthy relationship with food. But not all addiction initiates carnage readily seen by the human eye. Many of us suffer in silence, fighting battles no one can fathom. Whether we are under the thrall of temptation and considering another binge session or clinging to sobriety with a steady grip, we must conquer the “terrible now”. Michael Kuhar writes in his book, “The Addicted Brain: Why We Abuse Drugs, Alcohol, and Nicotine,” “Research has taught us how drugs and other pleasures affect the brain. It turns out that drugs, gambling, internet use and chocolate all affect the brain in similar ways. The importance of this discovery extends well beyond knowing about drug abuse and pleasure; it impacts on ethics and morality, the nature of the brain as a survival organ, the evolution of the brain, and the good, the bad, and the ugly of human nature.” The reality of human nature is that we all crave something. We may enter into addiction with no real thought about what is driving us but the “ter-

rible now” forces us to make a choice. Will we continue to abuse or will we forge a path to recovery? When we choose to depart the land of shadows, we discover our eyes are unaccustomed to the light. This does not mean the light is not good. It only means our eyes need time to adjust. If guilt is the essence of darkness, forgiveness is the substance of light. “The people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light, and for those dwelling in the region and shadow of death, on them a light has dawned.” – Matthew the Apostle The Bible says Jesus was able to heal every disease but his specialty was forgiving sin. His message was one of peace with God. Why is this important? The “terrible now” is the absence of peace. It is that moment we realize we cannot save ourselves from imminent death. We must ask for help. Margaret Wolfinbarger is a wife and mother of three peculiar children. She lives in St. Charles and likes to shine light into dark places.


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Safely dispose unused prescription drugs for free at National Rx Take Back Event on April 27 Do you have unused or expired prescription medications in your home? Don’t let them get into the wrong hands. Drop them off at the National Rx Take Back Event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27 at the St. Peters Justice Center. The St. Peters Justice Center is located at 1020 Grand Teton Drive, at the corner of Suemandy Drive near Mid Rivers Mall. This free event is open to the public and sponsored by the St. Peters Police Department and the U.S. De-

partment of Justice Drug Enforcement Agency. Only prescription drugs will be accepted. Do not bring over-the-counter medications. No medications will be accepted before 10 a.m. or after 2 p.m. Intravenous solutions, injectables and needles will not be accepted. Illegal substances such as marijuana or methamphetamine are not part of this program. All prescription medications will be accepted with no questions asked. To remain anonymous, remove identifying information from prescription medicine

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side of the body, symptoms include fever, headache, chills and an upset stomach. In rare cases, the disease can progress into additional complications such as pain that lasts long after the rash clears, blindness, hearing problems, pneumonia, brain inflammation and death. Two doses of Shingrix, separated by two-to-six months between visits, are required to maximize protection. Medical studies have shown that the two doses were 97 percent effective against the virus for those 50-69 and 91 percent effective for those 70 and older. The protection provided remains above 85 percent for at least four years after receiving the second dose of the vaccination.

The Shingrix vaccination costs $155 per dose – payable by cash, check or credit card (includes a service fee). For those with private insurance, the Immunization Clinic can bill providers, although the clinic may be considered outof-network. Located at 1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles, the Immunization Clinic provides Shingrix and other recommended vaccinations on an appointment basis for patients, regardless of residency. Appointments are available from 8:30 to 10:50 a.m. and 1:10 to 3:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. For information or to schedule an appointment, please call 636-949-1857.

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Shingles is a painful disease that affects about one-inthree Americans during their lifetime. There is currently a nationwide shortage of the Shingrix vaccination that helps prevent the disease, but the Division of Health Services’ Immunization Clinic has obtained a limited supply of this vaccine that is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for those ages 50 and older. “Shingles affects nearly one million Americans each year. However, vaccination can greatly reduce your risk of contracting this disease,” says Immunization Clinic Manager Theresa Turnbull. “As shingles causes an extremely painful, itchy rash that can last for weeks, months and even years, we appreciate the opportunity to offer this CDC-recommended vaccination in St. Charles County while our supply lasts. Since effective protection does require two doses of Shingrix, we recommend those who want to receive the vaccination make an appointment as soon as possible.” Shingles is caused by the varicella zoster virus, the same virus that causes chickenpox. Anyone who has recovered from chickenpox can develop shingles, and the risk for developing the disease increases with age. Along with the rash that typically develops on one

container labels before disposal. Tightly seal the cap on liquid products, such as cough syrup. Unused prescription medications are a risk to public health and safety, and are a potential source for illegal use. The safe disposal of unused medicine eliminates the possibility of drugs getting into the wrong hands and causing harm. Learn more at www.dea.gov. For more information on this event, contact Officer Melissa Doss at 636278-2244, ext. 3550, or mdoss@stpetersmo.net.

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WSD holds fifth annual District STEM Olympics The Wentzville School District hosted its fifth annual District STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) Olympics at Liberty High School on March 5 and March 12. What began as classroom STEM challenges, culminated in the finalists performing small group design challenges that put their skills to the test. Winners at the WSD district event moved on to the county competition on April 3, including students from five districts - St. Charles, Francis Howell, Fort Zumwalt, Orchard Farm and Wentzville. The WSD STEM Olympics has grown so large that it was split into two nights. Students in kindergarten through fourth grade competed on March 5 and students in fifth through eighth Photo courtesy Wentzville School District grade competed on March 12. One of the event’s Students in the kindergarten division compete in the Wentzville organizers, WSD Science Content Leader Dr. School District STEM Olympics at Liberty High School. Derek Scott, explained why it’s special to him. “What makes the STEM Olympics so out- petitions where students were asked to engistanding is getting to see so many students from neer a product with specific materials in a conall over the district come together and develop strained amount of time. Winners from those solutions to the various scenarios with which competitions were invited to the District STEM they are challenged,” Scott said. “WSD has so Olympics, where students were provided an enmany great young scientific thinkers who are gineering challenge and materials to complete willing to work collaboratively and approach it. These challenges were similar to those that problems from a variety of perspectives.” took place in the classroom; however, one or During the month of January, 370 classrooms two variables were changed in order to create across the district participated in STEM com- novel challenges at the district event. www.treesbywoody.net

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Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and Francis Howell North High School have all been named Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019. The three FHSD high schools are among only 12 high schools in Missouri to receive this distinction for 2018-2019, and among only 50 high schools in the nation to be recognized for two consecutive years. “Our teachers, students, leaders, and parents have worked diligently to build our PLTW program,” said FHSD Director of Secondary Photo courtesy Francis Howell School District Education Dr. Luke Lammers. “Offering and Francis Howell High School, Francis Howell Central High School, and expanding several PLTW programs and seeing Francis Howell North High School have all been named Project Lead high levels of student success reflects the Dis- The Way Distinguished Schools for 2018-2019. trict’s commitment to college and career readi“It is a great honor to recognize these schools ness. Preparing students for the modern economy is important work. It’s nice to see that work and districts for their commitment to students,” said Vince Bertram, President and CEO of recognized.” PLTW is a nonprofit organization that pro- PLTW. “These are the leaders in what education vides a transformative learning experience for should look like, and they should be very proud more than 10,500 elementary, middle, and high of ensuring students have the knowledge and schools in all 50 states. The program empow- skills to be career ready and successful on any ers students to develop in-demand, transport- career path they choose.” PLTW’s recognition program is designed able knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical to honor districts and schools committed to increasing student access, engagement, and science. The PLTW Distinguished School recognition achievement in their PLTW programs. The is based on the number of PLTW curricular of- schools and districts recognized are empowferings available to students, the number of stu- ering students to thrive in an evolving world dents engaged in PLTW, and student success in and have achieved exemplary results from their PLTW programs. their PLTW coursework.


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Cherry Blow Dry Bar celebrates grand opening with ribbon cutting Owner Lance Millican, celebrated the grand opening of his new business, Cherry Blow Dry Bar with a ribbon cutting on March 29. Joining Millican was city of St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith, Molly Dempsey with St. Charles County Government, Cherry Blow Dry Bar staff along with their family and friends, and board members and ambassadors with the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. Cherry Blow Dry Bar is located at 1650 Beale Street, Suite 185 at the Streets of St. Charles and provides glam styling services at affordable prices. From blowouts, dry styles, updos, extentions and makeup appli-

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Featured Events . . . May 4: Lions Club Derby Day

The First Capitol Lions Club Derby Day Party will be held at the American Legion Post 312 at 2500 Raymond Drive in St. Charles. Doors open at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $30-per-person, and includes: food, beer, wine and soda. Win cash and prizes. Watch the Kentucky Derby Race at 5:30 p.m. Register online at: www.FirstCapitolLionsClub.org. For more information, please contact: Deb Sanders cell at 636-448-4194 or email debsanders1001@yahoo.com.

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The Holt High School Theatre Department will present Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett’s “The Diary of Anne Frank” on April 17, 18 and 19. This drama will be performed by an all-school cast and crew each evening beginning at 7 p.m. The performance will be held in the C.H. Jones Auditorium. Admission is $6 for adults and $3 for students. Tickets are available at the door.

April 17: Election of 1860 Civil War talk

The Presidential and Missouri Gubernatorial elections of 1860, which plunged the country into Civil War, will be the topic of a presentation sponsored by the Civil War Round Table of St. Charles. The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the McClay Road Branch of the St. Charles City-County Library at 2760 McClay Road in St. Charles. For more information contact Doug at historynutt@hotmail.com or call or text 636290-0710.

April 20: Pollinator Party

The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department invites adults and children ages six and older to learn all about pollination at “Pollinator Party” from 1–2:30 p.m. at Towne Park at 100 Towne Park Drive in Foristell. The program is free, but pre-registration is required. For more information or to register, visit http://bit.ly/2019PollinatorParty or call the parks department at 636-949-7535.

April 20: Bulk waste drop-off

Open and free to O’Fallon residents enrolled in the city’s trash collection service, items too large to fit into residents’ curbside trash containers can be brought to the O’Fallon waste transfer station from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. The waste transfer station is located at 1572 Progress West Lane Visit www.ofallon. mo.us/bulk-waste for directions and future drop-off dates. For questions contact Environmental Services at ofallonrecycles@ofallon.mo.us or 636-2720477.

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O’Fallon: Game On is open to teens age 13 – 18 and will offer more than a dozen activities including the latest video games, extreme inflatable challenges, oversized versions of yard games and more. Tickets are $20 in advance or $25 at the gate on the night of the event, which will take place from 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. at CarShield Field at 900 T.R.

Hughes Boulevard in O’Fallon. For more details or to purchase tickets, visit www.ofallon.mo.us/game-on or call 636-379-5606 or 636-474-2732.

April 27: Rummage and bake sale

A rummage and bake sale will be happening at Grace UCC at 8326 Mexico Road in O’Fallon from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. There will be a free will offering for the “treasures” you choose. For more information, call B. Warren at 636-561-3038.

April 27: One with Courage Gala

The Child Center, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides services to children victimized by abuse and neglect will host its annual gala, to raise much-needed funds to continue fighting child abuse. The black-tie gala will be themed around a Kentucky Derby garden party and guests are encouraged to wear bow ties and hats while enjoying themed drinks and appetizers, a three-course dinner, an impressive live and silent auction, and entertainment by the Downtime Band. The event will be held at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles and is open to the public. To become a sponsor, donate an auction item, or to learn more about attending the event, please visit www. thechildcenter.com/gala.

April 27: Touch a truck

Touch A Truck – Free Community Event takes place at Messiah Lutheran School in Weldon Spring from10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Provides a unique opportunity for children to explore vehicles of all types including public service, emergency, utility, construction, transportation, delivery and just plain cool – all in one place. Quiet time for children with sensitive hearing will take place from 1 – 2 p.m. Children will be allowed to touch their favorite vehicles, get behind the wheel, and meet the people who help build, protect and serve our community.

April 27: Trap shoot

Trap shoot sponsored by The Charitable Community Fund for O’Fallon Kiwanis will be held at the Gateway Gun Club at 13547 Missouri Bottom Rd. in Bridgeton. Start time is 8 a.m. Entry fee is $40. Two rounds of trap per person, additional games including Annie Oakley Trap Game, 50/50 and gun raffle. Cash prizes for high, mid and low scores. Register online at https://ofkiwanis.com/trap_shoot. For more information call Tom Page 636-515-9158.

May 3-5: Theater performance

Wentzville Christian Church will present a community theater production of “Hello Dolly” on May 3 at 7 p.m., May

4 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. and on May 5 at 2 p.m. Admission is free and open to the public. Seating is first come, first served. Doors open 30 minutes before each performance. The church is also collecting hats, scarves, and turbans for the American Cancer Society during the performance weekend. Wentzville Christian Church is located at 1507 Highway Z (1 mile south of I-70). For more information call 636-327-6622 or visit www.wentzvillecc.org.

May 4: Friedens UCC benefit shrimp boil

Friedens is hosting a benefit shrimp boil at 1703 Old Highway 94 South in St. Charles. It will benefit the Emmaus Homes, Inc. The doors open at 5 p.m. and the meal will begin at 6 p.m. There are a limited number of tickets so call 636-946-2884 by April 30 to get your reservations.

May 6: Card party

St. Robert Bellarmine Ladies Council is hosting their annual card party. Doors open at 10:30 a.m. with lunch being served at 11:30 a.m. Price is $12 (lunch included). There will be attendance prizes. For reservations contact Cathy at 636-723-0436. St. Robert Bellarmine is located at 1424 South First Capital Dr. in St. Charles (at corner of S. Hwy. 94 and Sherman Dr.).

May 18: A Celebration of Heroes

Lift Disability Network will host A Celebration of Heroes from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at The Summit STL Church at 927 E. Terra Ln. in O’Fallon. During this free event there will be yard games, and meet local first responders and see their vehicles and equipment. There will also be a blood drive. At least 15 donors are needed to be signed up prior to May 18. Email Delaine (delaine@liftdisability. net) or Jayme (jayme@liftdisability.net) to sign up for your preferred time slot. For more information call 314-3901881.

May 22: Public works fair

Bring your toddlers and preschoolers ready to learn and discover at the city of O’Fallon’s Annual Public Works Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Ozzie Smith Sports Complex parking lot at 890 T.R. Hughes Blvd. This free, kid-friendly and educational event is open to the public, and will highlight how city services are provided for everyday activities, from driving on the streets, to taking a drink of water, to the trash and recycling trucks that pick up curbside disposals. All activities are free, including hot dogs, chips and water.

ONGOING EVENTS Mondays: Optimist Club meetings

The Wentzville/Lake St. Louis Optimist Club meets on the second and fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Wentzville Schnuck’s meeting room located on Wentzville Parkway in Wentzville. For more information contact Ed Jurotich at 314-560-1868.


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Take off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) meets every Monday from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. Weigh-ins begin at 8:30 a.m. We meet at Memorial Hall in Blanchette Park at 1900 Randolph St. in St. Charles. For more information contact Joyce at 636-206-5306.

Mondays: Take off Pounds Sensibly

TOPS meet every Monday at Holy Cross Lutheran Church at 8945 Veterans Memorial Hwy in O’Fallon. Meetings at 9:30 a.m. with weigh in beginning at 8:30 a.m. For more information please call Linda Wilcox at 636-447-9056.

Mondays and Thursdays: Bridge

St. Peters Senior Center plays bridge from 9 a.m. to noon on Monday and Thursdays, and would love to have any player, regardless of skill level, to join in. Call Mary Ann at 636-397-0866 if you are interested in playing on Monday or Thursday morning.

Mondays: American Legion Post 388 Meets

Meets the fourth Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Hall, 607 Westridge Dr., O’Fallon, 636-2190553.

Mondays: Measurement Mondays:

Because I Love You, (BILY), Gateway parent support group meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church at 801 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles. For information and directions, please contact the helpline at 314-993-7550 or email gateway_parent_help@yahoo.com. BILY is a program of self-help for parents of troubled children (all ages). We are not professionals, but parents helping each other. The meetings are free to attend.

10 a.m. - 12 noon at the ST. Charles Health Deparment in the Upper Level Conference room. Measurement Mondays is a family-friendly breastfeeding support group. We are open to all moms and moms-to-be who are breastfeeding or interested in breastfeeding. The group is supported by the St Charles County WIC program so there will be information about the program available at each meeting. Each meeting will be a little different than the last. There will be baby weigh-ins, introductions, games, interactive education, group conversation, and even snacks.

Mondays: NAMI St. Louis Connection Recovery Support Group

Mondays and Wednesdays: Tai Chi for arthritis class

Mondays: Parent support group

If you have mental health concerns and need support, please come on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at Friedens United Church of Christ at 1703 Old Highway 94 South in St. Charles.

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Mondays: Choral Arts Singers practice

Choral Arts Singers resume practice on Mondays, at 7 p.m. at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd. in Lake St. Louis. New singers are welcome. Auditions are not required. See www.concertarts.org.

Mondays: St.Charles County Council of the Blind meetings

Business meetings are held on the first Monday of each month (second Monday in September due to Labor Day) unless otherwise specified. No meetings are held in June, July, or December. Meetings are held in the Community Council Building (Second floor of the Spencer Branch Library) from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. For more information contact Beverly Kaskadden (Treasurer) at 636-561-6947.

Mondays: St. Peters Rotary Club

Noon at St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd. www.stpetersrotary.org.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays: Fitness First Exercise Class 9:30-10:30 a.m., American Legion Hall, 504 Luetkenhaus Blvd., Wentzville. 314-369-6521.

Every Monday and Wednesday a Tai Chi for arthritis class, sponsored by the city of St. Charles Parks and Recreation, takes place from 9:15 - 10 a.m. at Webster Park across from the Family Arena. This is a class that is taught nationally to manage arthritis and to prevent falls. For more information call 636-949-3372.

Tuesdays: Cribbage Club

Meets every Tuesday, 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. at The Falls Golf Course Clubhouse. Relaxed, friendly play and is open to all. Call 636-561-2970 for more information.

Tuesdays: Seniors group

Please join us on the third Tuesday of each month from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for a gathering for senior adults. There will be lunch (no charge), cards and bingo (no charge), community program referrals, occasional health and wellness presentations and clergy available upon request. The event takes place at Church of the Transfiguration at1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd. in Lake Saint Louis. For more information call 636-5618951.

Tuesdays: Gateway Chorus Rehearsal

Spotlight

Gateway Spotlight is a women’s a capella chorus that meets at First United Methodist Church at 801 First Capitol Dr. in St. Charles every Tuesday evening beginning at 7 p.m. Call 636-2566823 for more details.

Tuesdays: Optimist Club meeting

The St. Charles Optimist Club meets each Tuesday at noon at Pio’s Restaurant. For more information contact Jack Ross at 314-287-0569 or jackross@att.net.

Tuesdays: Cribbage

Looking for an evening out? Come and play cribbage Tuesdays at 6 p.m. at Rookies at 15358 Veterans Memorial Pkwy in Wentzville. Win prizes and awards with semiannual tournaments. ACC sanctioned. For more information contact Dee at 636-233-8032.

Tuesdays: Cottleville Spring Kiwanis Club

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for coffee, pastries and camaraderie. Come meet with fellow veterans who served our country and share your experience.

Tuesdays: NAMI St. Louis Connection Recovery Support Group

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If you have mental health concerns and need support, please come on the third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. at Grace United Church of Christ at 8326 Mexico Rd. in St. Peters.

Weldon

Cottleville Weldon Spring Kiwanis Club meets the first Tuesday of the month at 6:00 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 11 a.m. Both meetings are at Rack House Kitchen Wine Whiskey. New club looking for new members who want to better our community. Contact Christy at 314583-0538.

Tuesdays: Kiwanis Club of St. Charles

12:05 p.m. at Bogey Hills Country Club in St. Charles. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to improving the world one child and one community at a time. The group is looking for new members who want to better our community and help its youth. If you are interested in making a positive impact in St. Charles for generations to come, please come for lunch. For more information call 636448-4277. You can also visit http://stcharleskiwanis.com.

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Tuesdays: Quilting Guild at the O’Fallon Family YMCA

1-4 p.m. Free. Quilt for local charities. No sewing experience required.

Tuesdays: Toastmasters Meeting

7 p.m. at the Midwest Bank Centre Board Room at 2299 Technology Blvd., O’Fallon, MO 63368. Info: 636379-2505.

Tuesdays: St. Louis Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association Male Caregiver Experience

The group meets on third Tuesday of every month from 10-11:30 a.m. at the Alzheimer’s Chapter Office at 9370 Olive Blvd. For more information about Alzheimer’s disease, support, or the Male Caregiver Experience, please call the Alzheimer’s Association’s 24/7 Helpline at 800-272-3900 or visit www. alz.org/stl. Registration is requested before the first meeting.

Tuesdays: Social club for widows and widowers

On the first and third Tuesday of each month a social club for widows and widowers meets at 7 p.m. at St. John’s United Church of Christ at Fifth and Jackson Streets in St. Charles. On the first Tuesday there are refreshments and on the third Tuesday there is either a speaker or entertainment. The group also goes to breakfast, lunch and dinner monthly, and has a pot luck dinner each month.

Tuesdays: Monthly veterans coffee

Veterans from all branches of service are invited to the Wentzville Green Lantern Senior Center at 506 S. Linn Ave. in Wentzville on the second Tuesday of each month from 9 – 10:30 a.m.

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The Orthodox Christian Church is now in St. Charles County, Missouri. While there are eleven Orthodox Christian Churches in the Metro St. Louis Area, there has never been one in St. Charles County. 

If you are an Orthodox Christian in St. Charles County who no longer attends your original parish due to distance, please contact us. If you have an interest in the Orthodox Christian Church, or simply curious and would like to know more, get in touch with us (we promise we won’t “pester” you).

Also, while we are presently using a small space in St. Peters, graciously provided by a small business, we are looking for a more permanent location where we can hold services without having to pack-up after every service. If you have a location that we could use without cost, we would greatly appreciate it (500 – 700 square feet would help us get started). We need to be in O’Fallon, Lake St. Louis, or Wentzville.

Please contact: Email: mission.stcharles@gmail.com Fr. James Mackoul: (314) 440 – 8924 Dr. Roy Snyder: 636) 395 - 6518


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Sports you see with Gary B... University of Missouri-St. Louis tennis player flirting with history UMSL swept both Truman State and Quincy recently in tennis play. Senior Salome Bleuler picked up her 75th career singles victory on Saturday. With the win, she moves within four of tying the program’s all-time singles victories record of 79. Prior to the match, Bleuler was honored as part of Senior Day festivities. The Tritons (9-4, 2-2 Great Lakes Valley Conference) will host Southern Indiana in an upcoming non-conference contest before concluding the GLVC schedule at William Jewell and Rockhurst. ~~~Nice goal to achieve Lindenwood women qualify for the fifth time The Lindenwood University gymnastics team advanced to the USA Gymnastics Women’s Collegiate Team Finals for the fifth consecutive season recently from Bridgeport, Connecticut. The Lions were one of two teams to advance from the first semifinal meet and by reaching the finals Lindenwood had five gymnasts qualify for the upcoming individual competition. Top performers include: Bars - Katie Bailey; Beam- Katie Bailey; FloorAleah Leman; Vault- Jordan Boogerd; AllAround- Ryan Henry Highlights: • Boogerd led the Lions on the vault to tie for first place. • Bailey established a new career-high on the vault to finish in third place overall. • Bailey also had the top score for Lindenwood on the beam, where she again established a career-high score and finished in third place in the event. • Andavea Alexander and Henry tied for fourth place. • Leman on the floor was tied for fourth place overall.

Alexander (bars, beam), Bailey (bars, beam), Boogerd (vault), Henry (beam), and Leman (floor, vault) all finished in the top five in the listed events and advanced to the individual finals ~~~Great performances River City stacked with outfielders for the upcoming season The Rascals, your professional baseball team, play in the Western Division of the Frontier League and play their home games at the CarShield Field in O’Fallon. The team boasts plenty of experience in their outfield entering the 2019 campaign; including two-thirds of their starting unit from a year ago. JD Hearn and Zach Lavy return for their second season each with the team, and will be joined by Frontier League veteran Cody Livesay, former Can-Am Leaguer Nolan Meadows, and former Washington Nationals farmhand Kameron Esthay. Hearn, a Frontier League All-Star in his rookie campaign, hit .281 with 25 doubles, 10 home runs and 42 RBIs on the season. Lavy played his college ball at the University of Missouri, where he was a semifinalist for the Gregg Olson award as a senior; an award given annually to the top breakout player in college baseball. Livesay spent three seasons in the Braves’ system, progressing as far as the (A) Rome Braves of the South Atlantic League. Meadows joins the Rascals after spending the 2018 season with the New Jersey Jackals of the Can-Am League, where he hit .245 with 10 home runs and 36 RBIs. Esthay was originally a 26th round pick by the Washington Nationals in the 2017 MLB Draft out of Baylor, where he was a career .303 hitter with 17 home runs and 91 RBIs for the Bears over three seasons with the program. ~~~They have some talent

Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, and co-hosted SportsRadioSTL.com, among many other activities.

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Yield: 16 servings

Ingredients: 2 (8 oz) packages of refrigerated crescent rolls 1 cup non-fat plain greek yogurt 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1 teaspoon dried dill weed ¼ teaspoon garlic powder

1 yellow bell pepper, chopped

Directions: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray cookie sheet or jellyroll pan with non-stick cooking spray. Pat crescent roll dough into the pan. Pierce with fork. Bake for 10 minutes, cool completely. In a medium sized mixing bowl, combine greek yogurt, cream cheese, dill weed, garlic powder, and ranch seasoning mix. Spread this mixture on top of the cooled crust. Arrange vegetables on top of the yogurt/cream cheese mixture. Sprinkle grated cheddar cheese on top. Cover and chill. Once chilled, cut into squares and serve.

1 cup cheddar cheese, shredded

Nutrition Facts: 196 Calories, 6 grams protein, 12 grams fat, 7% calcium

1 (1 ounce) package ranch seasoning mix ¾ cup cherry tomatoes, halved ½ cup fresh broccoli, chopped ½ cup fresh cauliflower, chopped ¼ cup carrot, chopped

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Movie: By Steve Bryan

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.

n 1977, a time when “social media” meant students passing notes in class, “Star Wars” opened on May 25, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Theater owners and bookers had no idea who George Lucas was and why they should show his film. Word spread rather quickly over the summer, though, and it became a major hit, much to the surprise of 20th Century Fox and other studios. R2-D2 and C-3PO even had their footprints memorialized in cement at Grauman’s Chinese Theater. Times certainly have changed as the anticipation for “Avengers: Endgame” is reaching a fever pitch. After AMC Entertainment released a press release on advance ticket sales, their stock price went up. According to USA Today, the demand has been so high that AMC’s website crashed while Fandango customers faced long delays while purchasing tickets. It’s safe to say that the 22nd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) is going to

make a lot of money. It represents a lot of careful planning and execution with characters that most moviegoers weren’t familiar with a decade ago. Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige has been an excellent guardian of the Marvel brand, promising a lot more over the next five years after “Endgame.” Five years ago, “Saturday Night Live” poked fun at the MCU in a sketch that said the studio could release just about anything and make it successful. On the printed page, the “Guardians of the Galaxy” had a cult following among comic book fans. The success of the 2014 big screen adaptation surprised a lot of people; the 2017 sequel was equally popular. “Ant-Man” was another lesser-known hero, but his big screen adventures have been well-received to say the least. “The Fantastic Four,” Marvel’s first family of superheroes, hasn’t fared as well, though. In 1994, Roger Corman produced a legendary, unreleased version of the characters on a budget of

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one million dollars. “Fantastic Four” movies released in 2005, 2007 and 2015 by Fox were rather disappointing, though. After Disney’s acquisition of Fox assets, however, the characters may become a part of the MCU. Feige has a solid understanding and appreciation of Marvel’s characters, something that was sometimes lacking at other studios. Ang Lee’s “Hulk” really went off the rails, taking the powerful green hero into uncharted territory. Universal released the film in 2003 and, after failing to produce a sequel, the character rights revered back to

Marvel. Bruce Banner and his green alter ego are now part of the MCU, but Universal still has distribution rights to the character. That means Universal would be involved on any solo “Hulk” film. Fans may need superpowers to get a seat on opening weekend. Some enterprising ticket holders are even selling prime opening night seats on eBay. Patience is virtue and a Sunday afternoon or evening screening seems like the more prudent option. “Avengers: Endgame” is going to rule the box office for quite a while.


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Crossword: Cruising the World

‘Yeggs’ is a comic series about Robert and Bill, two rabbits who have opened their own egg franchise in the Midwest (St. Louis area). We follow their day to day lives, watching as they go about the hectic task of preparing for their one big day every year. Along the way they have adventures filled with fun, comic doings and pathos.

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Moore On Life It’s free advice day and to celebrate the holiday I just made up, I’m going to give you some advice…for free. If you happen to purchase some big item from a store…say an entertainment center, don’t leave without it. Take it apart and stick pieces of it in your trunk, back seat and glove box then fasten the rest to the roof. If there are leftover parts, call Uber and wedge them into the passenger seat and bribe the driver with a hefty tip and a dozen Krispy Kreme donuts. I made the mistake of arranging an item to be delivered. Days later I got a call from the transport company. “Hello. I’m calling to arrange a time to drop off your chair. We’ll be in your neighborhood between Monday and Friday. Will that work?” “Yes, I’ll be here next week.” “No, I meant next month.” “Wait…what?” “Can we schedule a day you’ll be home if this works out for us?” “How about Tuesday?” “Tuesday’s no good. That’s when Subway has two-for-one day.” “I’m confused. How does that not allow you to deliver?” “Mrs. Moore, you’re not going to be one of those difficult customers are you?” “No. Sorry.” “Good. How does Thursday work for you?” “Actually, I have a hair appointment then.” “See if you can change it. Hair will come back. I can’t promise we will.” “Fine. I’ll change it. What time?” “Sometime in the early morning or mid-afternoon or evening.”

“That’s awfully vague.” “Do I detect sass? That’s a definite hit on my sass-o-meter. We just may have to drop your chair off at the nearest interstate off-ramp and believe me, it will be raining.” “I profusely apologize.” “Now, let’s try again. Next month between Monday and Friday between daylight and midnight.” “Hey! I thought you said Thursday?” “Next month’s looking bad…maybe July.” “I beg your humble forgiveness!” “Accepted. Let me suggest you just stay home the entire month of May. Now if you are not there when we come to your house you will be charged a fifty dollar inconvenience fee. Afterwards, I’ll take the furniture home and let my kids spill red Kool-Aid on your throw pillows and allow Clyde, my Rottweiler, to use the legs as chew toys. Is that clear?” Never schedule delivery. Happy free advice day everyone. That’ll cost you fifty bucks!

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Cindy Moore is the mother of three superlative kids, servant of two self-indulgent felines and wife to one nifty husband. Her ficticious occupation? Archeological Humorist: someone who unearths absurdity and hilarity in strange and unusual places including public restrooms, the lint filter, and church meetings. Most recently, she excavated a find in her neighbor’s bird feeder. The opinions expressed in this column are Cindy Moore’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

ACROSS 1. *Measured in knots 6. Kendrick Lamar’s genre 9. High school breakout 13. More lax 14. Female gametes 15. Rice wine 16. Verdi’s output 17. X 18. Chilled, two words 19. *San Diego and San Francisco connection 21. *Budapest and Belgrade connection 23. Greek H 24. H. H. Munro’s pen name 25. ____ De Triomphe 28. Old World duck 30. Accept without proof 35. Through, to a poet 37. What the Big Bad Wolf did 39. TV and radio 40. Observer 41. Letter-shaped girder 43. Month of Purim 44. What hoarders do 46. Tallest volcano in Europe 47. Trending one online 48. *Phnom Penh and Vientiane connection 50. Lazily 52. Antonym of keep 53. Cathedral area 55. “High” drink 57. *Iquitos and Santarem connection 60. *Shanghai and Jingzhou connection 64. Walter Mondale’s nickname 65. A try 67. Like an unwelcome neighbor 68. Hunter’s fake duck 69. R&B Charles 70. Clear the board 71. “Hurry!” acronym 72. Often follows to 73. Bullseye game

DOWN 1. Pig trough stuff 2. The biggest bear 3. Biz bigwig 4. Fear-inspiring 5. Author’s first copies 6. Campus drillers 7. Hail to Maria 8. Bamboo-eating bear 9. Hokkaido people 10. Bed with bars 11. *French Riviera port 12. WSW opposite 15. Opposite of pluralism 20. Iambus, pl. 22. Theodor Geisel, ____ Dr. Seuss 24. Term of endearment, with pie 25. Mr. T and friends 26. Mother Goose’s poem 27. Floorboard sound 29. *Wittenberg and Dresden connection 31. Clothing joint 32. Milk dispenser 33. *Port in Biscayne Bay 34. Dog-____ pages 36. Approximately, two words 38. Ollivanders’ merchandise, sing. 42. *Island country off the coast of Sicily 45. Stylish 49. Government Printing Office 51. Pined 54. Chow down voraciously 56. Greek bazaar 57. Bellicose deity 58. Flexible mineral 59. At the summit 60. Duncan toy 61. One of the Romanovs 62. Marinara quality 63. Beholder’s organs 64. Food safety org. 66. Needlefish SEE ANSWERS ON PAGE 9

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