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January 25, 2012

Vol 14

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The 9th Annual Polar Plunge, the Official Party of Winter, is Saturday, February 4.

Peace. Love. Plunge.

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The 9th Annual Polar Plunge will take place Feb. 4. Brave men and women from around the area will don costumes and swimwear and take “polar” dips into Lake Saint Louise. Their Reason for Freezin’. . . the athletes of Special Olympics Missouri! All proceeds from this year’s event will benefit training and competition for the 7,200 Special Olympics Missouri athletes in the St. Louis Metro Area. The Polar Plunge is open to anyone 14 years or older who is a fan of having a good time for a good cause. The event is hosted by the police departments of Lake Saint Louis, O’ Fallon and Wentzville, and will take place at the Lake Saint Louis Community Association Clubhouse (100 Cognac). Day-of registration begins at 10 a.m. and the Plunge starts promptly at noon. A pre-registration event is scheduled from 6 to 8 p.m. on Friday, February 3 at the Plunge site. In 2011, Polar Plungers raised $105,000 for Special Olympics Missouri athletes. Each participant must raise a minimum of $75 to participate and can earn incentives by reaching fundraising goals. This year’s goal is $120,000, and organizers hope to break the milliondollar mark across the state with 13 events. Costumes are highly encouraged. Awards will be given in the following categories: Top Individual Fundraisers (first, second and third), Top Group Fundraiser, Top School Fundraiser and Top Law Enforcement Fundraiser. Golden Plunger awards for the most creative costumes will also be presented to the Top Group, Top Individuals (first, second and third) and Top Law

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Enforcement Agency. No wet suits are allowed and shoes are required. The easiest and most efficient way to register is online at plungestl. Participants may also pick up paper registration forms at the SOMO St. Louis Metro Area Office (1516 S. Brentwood, Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63144) or at your local Shop ‘n Save store All plunging participants will receive an official Polar Plunge commemorative shirt, bragging rights for freezing your fur off, and free admission to the Post Plunge Party at the Plunge site. The Post Plunge Party admission for the general public is $5 per person. Polar Plunge sponsors include Shop ‘n Save and 92.3 WIL. For more information about the Polar Plunge, please contact Jennifer Brown, Development Director, at 314.961.7755 or email About Special Olympics Missouri Special Olympics Missouri is a yearround program of sports training and athletic competition for children and adults with intellectual disabilities. More than 15,000 athletes participate in

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Silver Sneaker Fitastic Race Celebration In August, the Silver Sneaker members of the St. Louis YMCAs began The Fitastic Race. The purpose of the race was to challenge active older adults that benefit from a membership sponsored by Healthways, to ramp up their visits and try new activities. Each branch gave its Silver Sneaker members a form to track each of their visits, each time they tried a new class or tried new piece of equipment. These forms were submitted to Healthways in November and the O’Fallon YMCA took first place with an average number of visits/points per participant of 7.7! Together, they traveled 47,389 miles and circled the Earth 1.9 times! Jessica Marshall, Healthways senior fitness account manager, presented the group with a trophy and celebration party. Stacy Colbert, Silver Sneaker group exercise instructor accepted the trophy on their behalf. We are very proud of their commitment to healthy living.

Major Traffic Impacts Start Late Fall and will Last Less Than One Year The $63 million rehabilitation of the westbound Interstate 70 Missouri River Bridge (Blanchette Bridge) will close and detour traffic starting late fall 2012. Walsh Construction Company plans to close the westbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge and shift lanes to the eastbound bridge starting late fall 2012, and no earlier than November 1. The work will take less than one year. An exact date for the closure is contingent on the manufacturing of steel for the new truss and approach spans. Weather at that time of year could also affect the exact closure date. During the construction, three lanes of eastbound and three lanes of westbound I-70 will be using the eastbound bridge. The two directions of traffic will be separated by a concrete barrier wall in the middle of the eastbound bridge. Lanes will be reduced to 11 feet wide with no shoulders. The speed limit on the bridge and through the work zone will be reduced to 45 mph. “Knowing the contractor’s schedule to start in late fall provides us all many months to prepare for these traffic impacts,” said MoDOT St. Louis District Engineer Ed Hassinger. “The good news is three lanes of I-70 will be open during

the construction so you will be able to get to work, home, shopping, and attractions in the area. However, we strongly encourage people to start thinking now how they are going to use other Missouri River bridge crossings during the peak morning and evening weekday rush hours.” The Route 370 and Route 364 (Page Avenue) Missouri River bridges are the primary alternate routes to use to avoid congestion on I-70 during the construction. Both bridges are located within a few miles of I-70 and provide an easy alternate to get to and from St. Charles and St. Louis counties as well as in and out of the major business and shopping districts in downtown St. Charles and Earth City. “We have been working for over a year with the local business community and emergency responders to prepare for the upcoming closures and detours,” Hassinger said. “Now that we have the tentative schedule dates, we can continue those efforts to ensure all preparations are ready to keep motorists safe and moving on the bridge and assist with all the ways to access the local businesses.” “We encourage major employers especially those with many employees who travel from St. Charles County to consider allowing flextime and alternate work hours and locations,” Hassinger said. “This isn’t a full closure like the I-64 project, but all the same preparations need to be made to ensure everyone has a plan for how they will cope with the extra congestion on I-70 during peak hours.” Construction work to prepare for the closure will begin in summer 2012. Lane closures will occur for this work primarily during off peak hours. Details will be announced on a week by week basis as the contractor’s schedule progresses. For more information or to sign up for email updates regarding the westbound I-70 Blanchette Bridge rehabilitation, visit blanchettebridge . MoDOT reminds motorists to slow down in work zones and avoid distractions to keep yourself and the workers safe.

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Cage-free Paws And Relax Pet Spa Promises Zero Stress Jessica Uzzetta has been grooming pets for 11 years, and in that time, she’s learned a lot about what works and what doesn’t. As a groomer in large chains and overbooked boutiques, Uzzetta witnessed first-hand how stressful a visit to the groomer can be for the animals, their owners and the staff. “In most places the animals are kept in cages,” Uzzetta said. “It’s very loud and stressful – not an ideal environment for the dogs or the groomers. The animals don’t like coming in, because they aren’t used to being caged, and they aren’t always allowed out to use the bathroom.” The stress can lead to bad situations, with dogs and groomers lashing out in frustration. Uzzetta wanted to create a place where dogs and their groomers could relax and be comfortable. She opened Paws And Relax Pet Spa in O’Fallon a year and half ago,

where she provides grooming services for all breeds in a totally stress-free environment. Uzzetta said the secret to creating a relaxed atmosphere is maintaining a strict, cage-free policy. Pawns And Relax is the only cage-free facility in the O’Fallon area. “Some places claim to be cage-free but actually have a back room with cage banks where dogs are kept if they cause trouble,” she said. “We don’t have a back room here. Our shop is completely open, so owners can see all the way to the back door. If there is an older dog or one who doesn’t want to be around other dogs, we have rooms called suites with beds where they can relax.” The spa also manages only a small number of dogs each day, by appointment, to ensure that dogs aren’t waiting all day to be seen. As president of the Missouri Pet Groomers Associa-

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tion, Uzzetta maintains extremely high standards for quality and service. Including herself, she has three highly-trained groomers on staff. “We are focused on continuing education and learning the latest information, so we attend seminars and workshops whenever we can,” she said. Her staff specializes in breed-standard grooming and dogs with behavioral problems. Every dog is fluff-dried by hand, and has free range of the privacyfenced, outdoor dog yard. The spa uses only chemicalfree grooming products and also offers daycare and dog- sitting services at competitive prices. “We wanted to make it better for everyone,” Uzzetta said. “It isn’t just about how the dogs look; we want the dogs, the groomers and their owners to feel good, too.” You can learn more about the products and services at Paws And Relax at

O’Fallon’s Citizens Police Academy Starts Mar. 15 For a dynamic course in police operations, enroll in the O’Fallon Police Department’s Citizens Police Academy. Beginning March 15, the six-week class will meet from 6:45-9:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. The final class will be held on April 25.Enrollment is generally open to area residents who are at least 18, and to 17-year-old graduating high school students. Cost for the course is $30. “We encourage anyone who is interested in police work to enroll in this program, which is only offered once a year,” said Police Officer Jeff Cook, who is directing the academy. “Whether you’re considering a career in law enforcement or would just like to know more about law enforcement, the academy offers the best opportunity to get a behind-thescenes look at police operations.” The Citizens Police Academy stresses hands-on training and participation whenever possible, and offers a chance to ride with an officer on patrol. The course includes an introduction to firearms training, tours of the St. Charles County Sheriff ’s Department and the St. Charles County Department of Corrections facility, and presentations by professionals on identity theft, cyber crime, crisis negotiations, and more. Applications are available online at CPA and at the O’Fallon Police Department, 100 North Main Street, O’Fallon, Missouri 63366. Applicants must not have a felony conviction, an outstanding

warrant, or a misdemeanor arrest for moral issues. For more information, contact Police Officer Jeff Cook at or 636.542.7029. Or call 636.240.3200.

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Tri-City Food Drive Campaign: Executive Centre Opens at Railroad Crossing Congratulations Cottleville! Entering Premier 370 Business Park On Friday, January 6, 2012, the mayors from the three cities participating in this year’s Tri-City Food Drive Campaign visited each city hall and inspected the food donations collected. They collectively discussed and voted on the winning community… and the winner is the City of Cottleville! Congratulations go out to the entire Cottleville community and especially the city staff for helping to promote and coordinate a successful food drive. The Cornucopia Trophy is now in the possession of the City of Cottleville for 2012. Of course the ultimate winners are those most in need of some assistance with food and other non-perishable items. Sts. Joachim and Ann Services will be the recipient of the donated items collected and will undoubtedly do an excellent job of distributing the goods to those in need. Thank you again to everyone who donated items and dropped them off at their respective city hall in Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie or Weldon Spring.

Executive Centre Parkway recently opened the Norfolk-Southern railroad crossing, providing another entrance to Premier 370 Business Park and another way for local traffic to reach Highway 370 and St. Peters’ new 370 Lakeside Park. Executive Centre Parkway enters Premier 370 Business Park from the south and connects with Premier Parkway. Drivers will be able to take Executive Centre and turn right on Premier Parkway

to get to Cave Springs/Truman to reach Highway 370 and 370 Lakeside Park. (See attached map.) Executive Centre Parkway opened at the railroad crossing after the installation of an automated signalized at-grade gate crossing. The City of St. Peters facilitated the railroad gate crossing project, which was funded by developers of Premier 370 Business Park as well as the Missouri Department of Transportation.

“Over the Top for Tots” Raises More Than $80,000 for the Crisis Nursery The Crisis Nursery St. Charles and 450 guests celebrated the holidays early and raised more than $80,000 with their “Over the Top for Tots” holiday luncheon on November 4 at the Columns in St. Charles. The annual event supports Crisis Nursery’s “Healing Hearts Program,” which provides art and play therapy to children in need of emotional healing. “It was incredibly inspiring to see the St. Charles Community come together for our children with their generous support,” said DiAnne Mueller, CEO of Saint Louis Crisis Nursery. “The whole event was truly magical and full of won-

derful surprises.” Highlights of the luncheon included a touching video created by Splinter Media Productions to honor the Crisis Nursery’s 25th anniversary and an unexpected gift of $7,000 from Shop ‘n Save, presented by CEO Marlene Gebhard. Funds were raised through a raffle; a holiday gift bazaar and a Jewelry Spin the Wheel sponsored by Vincent’s Jewelers. Local cake designers also competed in the “Best in Show” cake competition. The “Best in Show for Cake Design” was presented to Stacey’s Cakes of St. Charles. Crisis Nursery honored Bruce Sowatsky, of St. Charles, with their annual “Guardian Angel Award” sponsored by CenturyLink. Arthur and Ruthie Schaper, of Lake Saint Louis, received the “Children’s Champion Award” sponsored by Shop ‘n Save. “Over the Top for Tots” chairs were Christy Mundy, Molly Dempsey, Karen Prideaux, Penny Rogers and Ruthie Schaper. Jasmine Huda, News Anchor, KMOV-TV, served as Honorary Celebrity Chair. Major Sponsors for this event were The Women’s Journal, Secure Tel, Ameren UE, BarnesJewish St. Peters Hospital, CenturyLink, Shop n’ Save, The Vine Wine Bar & Bistro and the Wentzville Community Club.

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A+ Program Updates As local high school seniors prepare for enrolling in college next fall, there are some updates to the Missouri A + Schools Program that should be noted. Firstly, a tuition cap has been implemented through the state of Missouri for the A+ Scholarship. Only $149 per credit hour will be reimbursed through the state starting with the spring 2012 semester or the first payment period after January 1, 2012. Secondly, as of the graduating class of 2015 (this year’s freshmen), students wishing to receive A+ Program funding must have achieved a score of proficient or advanced on the Algebra 1 End of Course Exam. Beginning in 2015, if students did not meet the Algebra 1 End of Course requirement, they may regain eligibility by completing their first semester at a participating institution with a minimum of 12 hours and a 2.5 grade point average. There have also been several four-year program school changes: Evangel College, Kansas City Art Institute and Lindenwood University have been added and Ranken Technical College, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri- Columbia and William Jewel College have been removed. The A+ Schools Program is a school-improvement initiative established by the Outstanding Schools Act of 1993. The primary goal of A+ Schools is to assure that all students are well prepared to pursue advanced education and employment. Qualifying graduating students will be eligible for the following: Tuition to attend any participating Missouri public community college or public vocational or technical school. Visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website at for more information.

Best-Selling Authors To Visit TBHS This February, Mike Force and Chris DiGiuseppi will join a list of other authors who will visit Troy Buchanan High School during Writers’ Week. The pair will speak with TBHS students about their book The Light Bringer, a supernatural adventure released just months ago, which spent time on the top ten list of book sales in the St. Louis area. Force and DiGiuseppi are both Missouri law enforcement officers. They drew upon their experience with investigative work to write The Light Bringer. Details about the authors and the book can be found at thelightbringerbook. L to R: Mike Force and Chris DiGuseppi. Photos courtesy of com. Other writers will be visiting TBHS for a series of readings and performances this coming February. TBHS would like to thank Force and DiGiuseppi who have agreed to appear at TBHS free of charge. Other visiting writers include Dr. Raymond Edge, Brian Katcher, Ryan Spearman, Bradley Bates, Sierra DeMulder, and Antony John.

PALS Adoption Event This Weekend PALS Pets Alone Sanctuary will be hosting a pet adoption event this Saturday. Pets will be available to meet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at PetSmart, in Saint Charles. PALS is an allvolunteer, non-profit animal rescue organization a certified charity licensed by the State of Missouri. If you’d like to donate money, time or supplies, or view the pets currently available for adoption, visit

Troy Chamber to Sponsor City-Wide Yard Sale The Troy Area Chamber of Commerce is introducing a City Wide Yard Sale to the community in 2012. The event will be held on March 31, and is open to all Troy citizens. Residents can have their yard sale listed on the City-Wide Yard Sale map for $10. Maps will be distributed to the public for free. Any Troy area citizen who wishes to participate should call 636.462.8769


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West Community Credit Union to Offer Three Educational Seminars

Recent Ribbon Cuttings Villa Theresa Gift Shop Located inside Villa Theresa, the gift shop is a new endeavor for residents and the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood. The shop includes jewelry, scarves, décor and several handmade items by the Sisters and residents and is open to the public. Villa Theresa Gift is located at 206 North Main in O’Fallon, Missouri. Call 636.240.5754 or visit

Upcoming Seminars are Free and Open to the Public West Community Credit Union is sponsoring three, free educational seminars to help people interested in financing a child’s college education, improving their credit score or investing for the future. “What Parents Need to Know about Funding a Child’s Higher Education” will take place on Thursday, January 26. This program will provide helpful information including what is Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), what is considered “financial need” and when to start the financial aid process. “Personalized Review: Enhancing Your Credit Score” will take place on Tuesday, January 31. This informative seminar will review why credit scores important, who uses them and why, and ways to improve your score. After the program, seminar attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with a West Community Member Services Consultant to review their personal credit report. “Invest for Life: A Road Map for Your Financial Future” will take place on Tuesday, February 7. This helpful seminar will cover the principles of investing, the investment asset classes, how to set retirement goals and map a personalized strategy. All seminars will take place at Richmond Heights Community Center, 8001 Dale Ave. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and each program will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and door prizes too. To register, contact Lori Hudson at or 636.720.2402. In case of inclement weather, please call 636.720.2402 for a recorded status update. About West Community Credit Union West Community Credit Union is a full-service, not-for-profit financial cooperative serving more than 18,000 members and businesses in St. Louis County and St. Charles County. The Credit Union has offices in O’Fallon, Brentwood and Kirkwood. For more information about products and services, call Member Services at 636.720.2400, option 3, or visit

Edward Jones-Sara Fitzpatrick Pictured is owner Sara Fitzpatrick joined by friends, family and community members. Edward Jones is a different kind of investment firm. Whether you want to plan for retirement, save for college, reduce your tax bills or ensure you have income to cover your expenses, you can expect personalized service and long-term investing strategies instead of the latest investment fads. Contact Sara today to help develop an investment strategy that makes sense for you. Edward Jones-Sara Fitzpatrick is located at 2936 Highway K in O’Fallon, Mo. Call 636.379.1913 or visit her online at SAK Construction - Ribbon Cutting Ceremony SAK Construction celebrated their continued success and new building in O’Fallon with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Pictured is Chairman, Tom Kalishman joined by friends, family employees and community members. SAK Construction is one of the fastest-growing, privately held pipeline rehabilitation and tunneling contractors in the U.S. today. Founded in 2006 by a seasoned team of experts in underground construction and trenchless technology, the company focuses on helping clients nationwide identify the most cost-effective solutions to the many operational, regulatory and environmental problems associated with inadequate or deteriorating water mains, sanitary sewers and storm sewers. SAK Construction has the expertise and equipment to tackle tunnel construction in all types of ground conditions and in sizes ranging from 48-inch diameter up to 32-foot arch shape. Their key management staff has more than 160 years of experience working on and managing tunneling projects. SAK Construction is located at 864 Hoff Road in O’Fallon, Mo. Call 636.385.1000 or visit them online at


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Holt Student Jacob Spiegel Named First Chair Trumpet in the Missouri All-State Band Jacob Spiegel, a junior at Wentzville Holt High School, has been selected as first chair trumpet in the Missouri AllState Band. In December, more than 1,000 students from across Missouri met at Hickman High School in Columbia to audition for the honor of participating in the top honor band in the state. Only 108 students are accepted into this elite ensemble. “I’ve been playing trumpet since the sixth grade, both my dad and my uncle are trumpet players, so it sort of runs in the family,” Spiegel said. “After the audition, when they told me I had the choice between first chair band and first chair orchestra, I did not know what to say, I could not find the words. It’s just a huge honor, and I’m so excited to do it.” The band will meet, rehearse, and perform at the Missouri Music Educators Association Conference held January 25-28, at Tan-TarA Resort, Lake of the Ozarks. The conductor and clinician for the 2011-2012 Missouri All-State Band is Dr. Glenn Price. Jacob is the son of Marcus and Michelle Spiegel of Wentzville.

Spring Break Camps at SCC For parents who don’t have a family trip planned for spring break, St. Charles Community College will offer several camps during the weeks of March 19-23 and April 2-5 for kids ages 4-16. Full-day and half-day camps are available as well as before- and after-care options for full-day camps. Before-care starts at 7 a.m. and after-care ends at 5:45 p.m. Young children, ages 4-6, will discover the world of wild animals and their habitats in “Wildlife Safari Adventures,” or explore their imagination through creative dramatics in “Monkey Tales Theater.” Kids, ages 6-12, can take part in hands-on activities with live animals in Camp Animal Planet, bake cupcakes in “Cupcake Wars,” make their own instruments in “Music Maestros,” or learn cheers and hip hop dance routines in “Fired Up! Dance and Cheer.” Students, ages 9-14, will take their engineering skills to the next level in “Lego Robotics,” or create their own mini-productions in “Lights, Camera, Action: Movie Production.” The fun of musical theater will be open to kids, ages 10-16, in “Broadway Stars Musical Theater.” The cost for camps range in price, from $95-$209. For the camp schedule or more information, contact SCC Continuing Education at 636.922.8233 or

Kindergarten Screening The Fort Zumwalt School District is currently scheduling screening appointments for children entering kindergarten in the fall of 2012. Early screening is beneficial towards preparing children for kindergarten. An assessment of large and small muscle skills, speech and language use, and concept knowledge will take place, as well as vision and hearing

screening. (This vision screening does not meet the new state law requirements for the comprehensive vision examination.) The process takes approximately one hour. Day and evening appointments are available. To schedule a child’s appointment or for more information, please call 636.474 8445 between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Lindenwood University Receives $280,000 from J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation for NCAA Campaign Lindenwood University has received a $280,000 gift from the J.E. and L.E. Mabee Foundation, Inc. The money will be used to help fund the completion of a new 43,000-square-foot Student-Athlete Center as part of the university’s transition to NCAA Division II membership. A total of $2.4 million has been raised through donor support toward the $6 million facility. The center is currently under construction outside Harlen C. Hunter stadium on the school’s campus in St. Charles, Mo. When completed in late 2012, it will feature an academic support center; new locker rooms; and office, athletic training, and clinical spaces. “In order to accomplish and meet NCAA expectations, it is necessary to expand and upgrade facilities,” said James D. Evans, Ph.D., president of Lindenwood University. “It is through the support of donors such as the Mabee Foundation that we will be able to enhance the total collegiate experience directly for hundreds of student-athletes and indirectly for thousands of our general students who benefit from the energy and cohesiveness that intercollegiate athletics engenders on our campus.” The summer of 2011 marked the beginning of Lindenwod’s second year of NCAA candidacy. The university will serve another provisional year before being granted full membership by the start of the 2013-2014 academic year, providing all necessary application require-

ments have been met at that time. The J. E. and L. E. Mabee Foundation, Inc., a Delaware non-profit corporation, was formed in 1948 by Mr. John E. Mabee and his wife, Lottie E. Mabee. The purpose of the foundation is to aid Christian religious organizations, charitable organizations, and institutions of higher learning, hospitals, and other organizations of a general charitable nature. Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent liberal arts university offering 84 undergraduate degree programs and 37 graduate programs in diverse areas of study ¬in traditional and accelerated formats. Lindenwood operates campuses in historic St. Charles, Mo., and Belleville, Ill., as well as numerous vibrant extension centers throughout the St. Louis Metropolitan Area.

St. Dominic Robotics Teams Shine in First-Ever Competition On Saturday, January 14, the St. Dominic High School Robotics Teams competed in an all-day event at McKendree University. The Junior/Senior Team kicked off the day with their robot Optimus and after 5 rounds of competition, finished 12th out of a field of 35. Additionally, the Freshman/Sophomore Team fared well with their robot Kevinn (with 2 n's!). The Team was in 6th place going into the finals. After a hard fought round that included technical difficulties, they finished 14th out

of a field of 35. Congratulations to both teams!


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“Red Tails” Executive producer George Lucas delivers a history lesson all wrapped up in explosive action during “Red Tails,” a somewhat fictionalized account of the Tuskegee Airmen. Based on this film, Lucas hasn’t lost his love for exciting combat sequences or his talent for telling a really good story. The film opens in Italy as the members of the 332nd Fighter Group are chomping at the bit to get into the action. Unfortunately, thanks to some outdated and stereotyped military evaluations, the Air Force doesn’t believe that black pilots can handle themselves effectively in combat situations. To keep busy, the aviators fly missions in areas far away from the real action. As time goes on, however, the 332nd gets their chance to show their stuff by protecting a group of bombers. The military finally acknowledges their abilities, giving the squadron topof-the-line P51 Mustangs. To make them distinctive, the ground crew paints the tails bright red. Skillfully directed by Anthony Hemingway, “Red Tails” is a thrill ride featuring some of the most dynamic aerial combat scenes since 2001’s “Pearl Harbor.” It is easy to see the hand of George Lucas, though, mak-

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ing those gorgeous flying shots come to life. “Red Tails” also has a likeable cast, including Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Major Emmanuel Stance, who serves as secondin-command of the 332nd Fighter Group. Gooding, a veteran of such Photo courtesy of Lucasfilm war epics as “Men of Honor” and “Pearl Harbor,” has graduated to more fatherly roles. Here, he spends most of his time guiding the men and smoking a pipe much like a wise elder would. The rest of the cast plays characters which could be composites of some real-life Tuskegee Airmen. David Oyelowo, for instance, plays Joe “Lightning” Little, the best fighter pilot in the group. Little has a habit of disobeying orders and flying off on solo missions, which, more often than not, are wildly

successful. Little also gets a major subplot involving a beautiful Italian girl that he sees while flying a reconnaissance mission one day. Their romance is quiet and gentle and doesn’t detract from the main storyline. Overall, though, the flying sequences are the real stars of the show. Even when flying a routine reconnaissance mission, the Tuskegee Airman execute beautiful maneuvers over the Italian landscape. Those shots alone are worth the price of admission. “Red Tails” isn’t a perfect movie, but it is a quality picture with some history lessons thrown in for good measure. “Red Tails,” rated PG-13 for some sequences of war violence, currently is playing in theaters.

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The Historic Downtown Association presents…

Fête de Glacé – Festival of Ice Saturday, January 28 from 9:30am-3:30pm Fun for every age and the event is free!

More than a dozen ice carvers will fill two blocks of North Main Street in St. Charles on Saturday, January 28. The Fete de Glace – Festival of Ice – runs from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and the event is free! Visitors may watch carvers bring the ephemeral art of ice carving to life with chainsaws, chisels, grinders and knives, as well as hot irons and cold spray. Each carver starts with a single block of ice weighing 260 lbs. and dissects it and reassembles it into wondrous sparkling creations. There are two events. The morning event is a team competition. Two carvers have two and a half hours to make huge sculptures using five blocks of ice. This event starts at 9:30 a.m. and ends at noon. At 12:30 p.m. the carvers separate and carve a single block. They have until 3 p.m. to create their sculptures. People Choice Awards are given out at 3:30 p.m. There are outdoor fire pits, restaurants serving breakfast or lunch and shops to wander in to help you stay warm.

Main Street News: • I-Care 2012 Main Street Clean-Up Fundraiser: February 12 from 6-9pm at the Grand Opera House, 311 North Main Street. Ticket Price $20 person / $35 couple. I-Care 2012 is a volunteer collective to raise necessary funds for supplies and materials needed for a cleanup effort, focused on removing garbage and graffiti along North Main Street and Riverside Drive, as well as parking lots and alley ways. The goal is to work together as a community to help maintain and uphold Main Street’s historical charm. Evening includes hors d’ oeuvres, entertainment, music, cash bar, silent auction, 50/50 Raffle & More. For more information, please contact This fundraiser is sponsored in part by Anatime Entertainment STL, The Grand Opera House, Remington’s & the Historic Downtown Association. • Framations, 218 North Main, presents: “Beyond the Lens VI: A Photography Exhibition” through February 16. This year’s exhibit features work by over 40 area artists. For more information, please visit www.framations. com. • The Foundry Art Centre is pleased to present the “Dirty Fingernails Say A Lot III: A Celebration of Pure Printmaking” exhibition in Gallery I & II. The exhibition will run through February 17, and features hand-pulled prints and celebrates the traditional methods and hard work that create handmade prints in an age of high-speed solutions. For more information, 636.255.0270.

Teacher Enrichment Workshops at the Foundry Art Centre

Designed specifically for art teachers, these fun workshops are full of hands-on activities to take back to your art classrooms. With more than 30 years of elementary art instruction experience, instructor Fran Null will present fresh ideas loaded with lots of twists and possibilities. Participants will leave with completed projects and a packet of hand-outs. Each workshop is $10/FAC member or $12/non-member. The workshops will be held from 5:45 to 7 p.m. on February 7, March 6, and April 3 at the Foundry Art Centre.

Each workshop has a specific theme. More information on the workshops can be found at Visit the website or call us at 636.255.0270 to sign up or inquire about the teacher enrichment workshops.


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Sports You See... With Gary B. Rams’ Coach Hires Close Friend Fisher Building His Team Stan Kroneke, primary owner of the St. Louis Rams football team, has most likely told his new head coach Jeff Fisher to ‘surround yourself with the best.’ Gregg Williams, formerly the New Orleans defensive coordinator for the past three years, is Fisher’s first hire to help the dismal Rams. They are close friends in coaching as they worked together for seven seasons from 1994-2000, with the Houston and Tennessee franchise. Williams recently lost in the playoffs and made him immediately available to search other teams. He didn’t search long. The new defensive coordinator grew up in Excelsior Springs, MO and attended Northeast Missouri State University (now Truman State) and has a tough job ahead of him. The Rams’ defense in 2011 was promising at times but by the end of games they seamed gassed and were defenseless. NEXT RAMS HOME GAMES: Sometime in August ~~~More to be hired shortly Guns ‘N Hoses Loses Executive Jerry Clinton was there from the Beginning Clinton’s fight for cancer came to an end January 19. However, for his final ‘win,’ he was able to be on hand to help out the BackStoppers one last time. This picture from the Guns ‘N Hoses website shows a 2011 Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses check to

The BackStoppers were, from left: David Stokes, president of title sponsor Grey Eagle Distributors; Jerry Clinton, executive director of the St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association; Ron Battelle, executive director of The BackStoppers; and Dan Raniere, president of The BackStopper Board of Directors. The check brings the 25-year total raised to more than $3.6 million. Clinton, the former owner of Grey Eagle, created Guns ‘N Hoses and it was co-founded by him and the late Myrl Taylor, the undisputed "Father" of amateur boxing in St. Louis. Budweiser Guns ‘N Hoses is organized and presented by the St. Louis Guns ‘N Hoses Boxing Association, a 501(c)(3) IRS designated non-profit charity. The organization’s sole purpose is to raise funds for The BackStoppers. ~~~He fought to the end Rascals Add Three to Roster Manager Steve Brook is Busy Vlad Frias, Nick Kennedy, and Brennen Glass have all recently signed contracts with the Rascals and will compete for a spot on the upcoming roster. Frias is a switch-hitting infielder from Los Alcarrizos in the Dominican Republic. He comes to the Rascals in 2012 for his fifth season in professional baseball and first with River City. Kennedy is a 6'2" 170-lb. right handed pitcher from Pasadena, CA. Kennedy comes to the Rascals in 2012 after a brief stint with the Lake County Fielders of the North American League last season. Glass is a 6'4" 220-lb. right-handed pitcher from Springfield, OH. He comes to the Rascals in 2012 for his first season with the club and first overall in professional baseball. Glass posted a combined 8-1 record with a 4.74 ERA during the 2010 and 2011 seasons with Kent State. Brook is pretty excited about the signings. "All three of these new players have come via current and past player recommendations. I'm very thankful that we have outstanding current and former players out there who are looking to help our club in every way possible,” he commented. To get more information on the Rascals’ club visit the website ~~~Not for the weak-of-heart


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Wishing I Was an Oil Company CEO Experts project gasoline prices will once again reach $4.00 per gallon this summer. It started when Iran was trying to close the Gulf of Hormuz to keep oil tankers from passing through with millions of gallons of Middle East crude. At least that was the excuse at the time for a spike in gasoline prices. Of course, our Navy is also in the Gulf of Hormuz aiming its missiles at Iran’s navy that’s aiming missiles at our Navy. The crude was still passing through but this didn’t deter higher gasoline prices. I should add that it also didn’t deter oil speculators from speculating and causing higher gasoline prices. It appears anything from small skirmishes among desert goat herders to fleabites on Arab sheiks will provide excuses for raising gasoline prices. Some believe most price increases occur during peak consumption times like summer vacations, holiday weekends and such. It also seems that whenever pro-

jections appear in the news, they end up being right. Do oil company executives see them and laugh while they raise gas prices to the projected levels? Surely not. I wish I were an oil company CEO. They deal in a commodity that’s in demand by the entire world. No wonder it’s referred to as “Black Gold”. If I were the usual multinational corporate CEO type, I could demand a raise or a bonus for profiteering and probably get it. I could buy a new exotic sports car for my teenager to wreck or perhaps another Villa in a faraway tropical paradise with a landing strip for company jets. Being an oil company CEO must be a great life. One doesn’t even have to be a patriotic American. One is only required to pretend to be one while buying crude from Arab terrorists. They know we’ll buy gasoline because we have to drive to work. Speculators are also in this patriot category but then, maybe we help both because we go on buying gasoline until

we don’t have any money left. I wouldn’t even have to worry about price setting regulations. Gas stations are immune. They go up at the same time and come down at the same time; all within a penny or two. I knew I should’ve gone to Biggity Business School to become a Captain of Industry. Running an oil conglomerate may not require knowing about oil drilling or tanker engines as much as presenting various bean-counter graphs at boardroom meetings loud enough to be heard over the snoring. I could’ve read newspapers to see how much my gas stations could raise prices to expected levels. Then off to the country club for a round of golf or a company jet to check on the domestic help in my Villa in a faraway tropical paradise. Perhaps I’m being wishful. I’m sure oil CEO’s have great responsibilities and sometimes work long hours instructing lobbyists and finding loopholes in IRS and campaign finance laws. It might even be dangerous. They may have to duck snipers and angry lynch mobs reacting to four-dollar gas. They may be forced to ride in bulletproof limousines instead of driving exotic sports cars. I’m sure their protection must be tiresome. Besides bulletproof limos, there are bodyguards, security experts, guard dogs and no end of high-tech electronic gadgets for such purposes. Perhaps they even wear bulletproof vests under their silk shirts. Maybe I don’t want to be an oil company executive after all. It would be nice to be rich and famous but it wouldn’t be nice to be rich and dead. I’d hate it.


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God’s BOGO, Part 2 First, a brief recap of last week’s column. Bought two bike locks to give the kids a little more responsibility and freedom. Said a prayer that God would grant me the grace to be the mother our children needed, and maybe even throw in some inspiration for a new column. Mayhem ensued and lessons were learned. God gave me a BOGO (buy one get one free). There…that should suffice. It was a very interesting Tuesday, as Tuesdays go, and I was impressed that the morning’s drama was completely resolved by 8:50 a.m. I was even more impressed with the column I wrote before 10 a.m. detailing the morning’s drama. (If you’re completely intrigued because you missed last week’s column, please go to, and check it out!) When will I ever learn? Never, never write a column at 10 a.m., because nine times out of ten, the day’s drama has just begun. Sam wanted to go to the public library after school. Christopher wanted to ride his bike to the middle school and visit his seventh grade social studies teacher, Mr. Haskins. I only use his name because he deserves to see it in print…Mr. Haskins is an amazing teacher. Chris and I made a deal. I would remove his bicycle from the garage (the kids’ bikes are sandwiched between classic cars so I like to get the bikes out), and Chris would get a good jump start on an extra credit assignment before heading to the school. I fully admit here and now that I completely failed to live up to my end of the bargain. I forgot to get his bike out of the garage.


Imagine my surprise when I returned home and found a bike missing. Chris took the bike out of the garage...something that is a big no-no at our house. He didn’t call me, he didn’t wait. He didn’t take a helmet. He didn’t bring one of the brand new bike locks. (Later in the evening we discussed the many ways in which the Holy Spirit speaks to us. I told Chris that as he matures he’ll learn to listen to that little voice in his head. The bike was still in the garage, so maybe he should have called, or waited until I returned home. He searched for the keys to the bike lock, but couldn’t find them. Hmmm…maybe he should have called, or waited until I returned home.) Within 30 minutes I received a phone call from South Middle School’s Principal, Dr. Massey. I thought perhaps Chris was in trouble for entering the school without a parent. Wrong. Someone stole his bike. I laughed out loud. I’m sure poor Dr. Massey thought I was a lunatic. The stars aligned at just the right moment, I suppose. What could be more perfect? Christopher learned an expensive lesson, and I didn’t even have to open my mouth. For once I wasn’t the bad guy. He walked home and climbed the stairs to find me. Poor thing. His feet looked as if they weighed 200 lbs. each, and his shoulders carried an even heavier burden. “Hey, buddy,” I greeted him as he sat down beside me. “How was Mr. Haskins?” “Fine,” he said. “Hey…will you do me a favor?” I asked. I really

should stop messing with my kids this way, but it’s just so much fun. “What?” he said, eyes cast down, just waiting for the “I told you so” lecture to begin. “Ask your English teacher if you’ll have to write a paper on delicious irony anytime this year,” I said, barely able to contain myself. “Why?” he asked. Chris knows the definition of irony…he just wasn’t listening to my words at that particular moment in time. “Because you’ll have one heck of a story to tell,” I answered, with just the slightest hint of a smile. “Mommmmmmmmm,” he said. Dr. Massey thought there was a very good chance he would be able to retrieve Christopher’s bike. It wouldn’t break my heart, however, if the bike doesn’t find its way home. I do feel bad for our son, but I bet he’ll never leave a bike anywhere again unless it’s locked up. Of course if he wants another bike he’ll have to buy it himself. By the end of the day two of our children learned multiple lessons. As Michael walked in the door at 6 p.m. I grabbed him and hugged him tight. “Thank you for being my even-keeled kid today,” I said. My daily morning prayers and petitions will continue, but from now on I might not ask for the whole good mother/writing inspiration thing in the same breath.

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Chicken is done when meat thermometer registers 170°F or when juices run clear when thickest part of thigh is pricked. Transfer chicken to carving board; tent with aluminum foil. Allow to rest 10 minutes. 4. Skim grease from the pan drippings. Place 1/4 cup skimmed pan drippings into small saucepan. Add water, milk, gravy mix, oregano, garlic and lemon juice to pan. Cook, stirring constantly until gravy thickens. 5. Carve chicken. Place on serving platter. Serve with warm lemon-garlic gravy.

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CHURCH January 31-February 2: Enrollment and Open House Immanuel Lutheran School, Wentzville, Mo. Jan. 31 for church members 9 a.m. – noon; Feb. 1 for current school families 9 a.m. to noon; Feb. 2 open to the public 9 a.m. to noon. Limited spots available. Open House from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 12. Info: www.ilcsw. net. EVENTS January 26: Mom’s Afternoon Out at the O’Fallon Family YMCA

1-4 p.m. for ages 6 weeks to 5 years. $10/child. Registrations must be received by noon on Wednesday before the scheduled date. Info: 636.379.0092. January 27: Family Movie Night at the St. Charles County Family YMCA “Toy Story 3.” Free admission. Tickets in advance or at the door. Chairs provided or bring your own. Info: 636.928.1928. January 28: St. Charles County Historical Society Meeting Noon at Stegton’s Regency (1450 Wall St., St. Charles, Mo. 63303). Buffet Lunch. $15. Reservations by Jan. 26 at

636.946.9828. Topic: Civil War and Black History in Missouri.

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January 28: Tot’s Night Out at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 7-10 p.m. $15/child in advance. Registrations must be received by 5 p.m. the Friday before the event to ensure a spot. Ages 6 weeks to 5 years. Info: 636.379.0092.

January 28: Strong Community Trivia Night at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus Pezold Banquet & Meeting Center. $160 per table of 8, beer included. Heads or Tails, Dead or Alive, 50/50 drawings and raffles. Cash bar available. Bring own snacks. Register at www. or call 636.379.0092.

January 28: Kid’s Night Out at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 7-10 p.m. For ages 6+. Obstacle Course. $10/child in advance, $15/child at the door. Swimming, crafts, rock wall, bingo & more. Concessions available for purchase. Info: 636.379.0092. Other dates: February 11 Gymnastics, February 25 Rock Wall, March 10 - Dance Party, March 24 - Obstacle Course, April 14 - Gymnastics,

January 28-29: St. Charles Kennel Club Annual All Breed Dog Show, Obedience Trial & Rally Trial At the National Equestrian Center at Lake St. Louis (6880 Lake St. Louis Blvd. Lake St. Louis, MO 63367). 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

$5 for adults, $3 for children. Info:, Connie Harrison at 636.441.0235 or February 2: Senior Citizens Dinner and Show 5 p.m. at Ft. Zumwalt North. Please make reservations by calling Sue Huighe at 636.542.7022. Seating is limited to the first 100 people. February 2: Teen Leader’s Club 7-8 p.m. at O’ Fallon Family YMCA. Free to join. For ages 13-18. Club meets once a month to plan social events and fun volunteer opportunities. No Y membership required. February 24: Fort Zumwalt South Band Boosters 5th Annual Trivia Contest Trigg Banquet Center (300 O’Fallon Plaza in downtown O’Fallon). Doors open at 6:15 p.m., 10 rounds of 10 questions begin promptly at 7 p.m. Cost is $160/table of 8 players. Adults only. Soda & beer provided; wine & mixed drinks for $3 each; no outside beverages allowed. Snacks furnished but you may bring your own. 50/50 drawings, basket raffle, dead or alive, heads or tails, and cash prize for the first place table. Reserve your table by contacting Tammy Paneitz at 314.306.6891 or February 27: Blood Drive 3-7 p.m. The American Red Cross will be collecting blood at Dardenne Prairie City Hall. Please join us to donate blood and help others! Walk-in’s welcome. To schedule an appointment, call the Chamber at 636.755.5335.

1st Tuesday: Fleur de Lis Garden Society 6:30 p.m. at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road. Info: Jeanne at 314.605.8563.

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4th Mon.: 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 388 Meets At Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8945 Vets. Mem. Pkwy. 636.219.0553. Crossroads Cribbage Club Every Wed. at 12 p.m. Meets at Rizzo’s Bar & Grill, Wentzville, MO. 4th Tues.: 6:30 p.m. O’Fallon Garden Club. Meets at Sunrise Methodist Church, 7116 Twin Chimney Blvd. More info call Barb at 636.978.5930. Every Wed. 6:45 p.m. Charity Bingo VFW Post 5077 sponsors, at VFW Hall, 8500 Veterans Mem. Pkwy., O’Fallon. Cash prizes awarded. Support Vets & other worthwhile charities. Now a non-smoking facility. 636.272.1945 or for more info. Every Thurs., 11:45 a.m., Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon. Meets at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon. More info at www. HEALTH Now - June 21: LIVESTRONG at the O’Fallon Family YMCA Trained instructors will lead small groups to help cancer survivors improve daily functional ability. The program will focus on reducing the severity of treatment side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. • Now - March 29, Tues & Thurs, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. • February 20 - May 9, Mon & Wed, 11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. • April 3 - June 21, Tues & Thurs, 5:30 p.m. - 6:45 p.m. Contact Kristi Bradley at 636.379.0092 for more info or to arrange an intake interview. 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Child-

hood Sexual Abuse Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. Can email for further information: • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636-5611407. • 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon, MO; 4th floor conference room of Progress West Hospital; contact 636-561-1407. Progress West HealthCare Center Events

this lively discussion as we exchange ideas on why, how and by whom the stereotypes of aging are perpetrated. Glimpse into some new possibilities and strategies to help eradicate the myths that result in ageism. February 1: What are you Made of? Body Composition Analysis 4-6 p.m. (PWMP) Visit us to learn in about 30 seconds your body mass index, percentage of body fat, amount of dry lean mass, lean muscle mass and more! Also learn exactly how many calories you should consume to lose, gain or maintain your weight based on these failproof measurements.

Progress West HealthCare CenSupport Groups ter is proud to offer the following events to the community, February 1: MI Multiple MyFREE unless otherwise noted. eloma Support Group To register or get directions, 10 a.m. at SSM St. Joseph Medicall 636.344.CARE(2273) or cal Park, St. Peters. Meet and visit www.progresswesthealth- interact with fellow myeloma patients and their loved ones *Middendorf-Kredell Library and learn about treatment and (MK): 2750 Hwy K. Crossword Solutions from page 16 *Progress West Healthcare Center (PWHC): 2 Progress Point Pkwy. * Progress West Medical Center (PWMC): 2630 Hwy. K. * St. Charles Community College (SCC): 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr.

management. Info: Kathy Cartwright at 636.447.9006. 3rd Wed. 6:30–8 p.m. KidsCan! Siteman Cancer Center, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. Support children 4–12 w/parent/significant caregiver w/cancer. 1st Thurs.: 6:30–7:30 p.m. Conquer Support Group for adults w/ cancer. Siteman Cancer Cntr, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. Call 636.916.9920. 2nd Thurs.: 4 p.m. Support Group for Alzheimer’s Delmar Gardens, 7068 S. Outer 364, O’Fallon. Call: Jennifer Krpan, Ralph Covinsky 636.240.6100.

4th Thurs.: 6:30–8 p.m. Breast Cancer Support Group Siteman Cancer Cntr, BarnesJewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way. 636.928.WELL (9355) or 800.392.0936. http:// Gateway to Hope Program The Gateway to Hope Program arranges care for individuals diagnosed w/breast cancer who are either uninsured or underinsured & reside in Missouri. 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 with breast cancer & cannot access treatment call Gateway to Hope at 314.569.1113 or visit our Web site at

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Statepoint Crossword Theme: Rock and Roll

An Unsung Artist Ahead of Her Time Tiffany – say the name and twinkling diamonds come to mind – or stained-glass Tiffany lamps. The lamps were the genius of Louis Comfort Tiffany, who along with dedicated workmen, and -women, created colored glass windows, lamps and other beautiful objects prized for the way light played through their intricate designs. Louis Tiffany, who wanted to make a name for himself, outside of his father’s world of gems and silver, did so – but credit for the invention of his “lamp shades in leaded glass” goes to Clara Driscoll, the central character in “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” by Susan Vreeland, who many will know from her previous novel, “The Girl in Hyacinth Blue.” There is much to like in this story of a fiercely independent woman of talent who hitched her wagon to Tiffany’s dream. Driscoll worked with strong-minded men in an era when women weren’t appreciated in the work force, and often held down menial jobs. Set in New York City from 1892-1908, “Clara and Mr. Tiffany” offers a vivid picture of a time in our nation’s history when artists wanted to showcase their best at the World Columbian Exposition, dubbed “White City.” The novel begins with Clara returning to Tiffany and Company, where she was previously in charge of women in the glass workshop. Tiffany had a policy about married women working for him, so Clara had to quit her job when she married. She returns as a young widow, the victim of a passionless marriage. Tiffany places her in a position of some authority, and Clara continues to long for his approval and relish any crumbs of approval the eccentric man tosses her way. This pleasant and informative novel is based on actual letters from Clara Driscoll, and is historical fiction at its best. Readers will warm to Driscoll and experience life, love and artistry through the eyes of a talented, yet humble woman, who was light years ahead of her time.

ACROSS 1. *”We Are the _____” 6. *Madonna’s cone-shaped garment 9. Clarified butter 13. Farewell in France 14. *”Barbara ___,” sung by The Beach Boys 15. Private university in Des Moines, IA 16. Times New _____ 17. *Papa’s got a brand new one 18. Oil tanker 19. *A rockabilly original 21. Ran away to marry 23. Open box attached to long pole handle 24. Scratch or scrape 25. Programmer’s bane 28. Pocket bread 30. Chew the fat or chat

35. It will 37. Literary “through” 39. Peter in Russian 40. “In ____ of” 41. *Behind Wilson sisters, this group rose to prominence in 1970s 43. Japanese soup 44. Treeless plain 46. Affirm 47. A bunch, often followed by “of” 48. Inhabitant of republic on southwestern shores of Arabian Peninsula 50. *”Heat of the Moment” band 52. ___ Luis Obispo 53. Similar in quality 55. Some pop-up online 57. *Founding member of legendary British

band 60. *”___ ____ Rock and Roll” 64. *Rock and Roll, e.g. 65. Not divisible by two 67. *New _____, formerly Joy Division 68. Sometimes precedes “nonsense” 69. Motion of assent 70. Period from Dec. 24 to Jan. 6, pl. 71. Cook slowly 72. *”Owner of a Lonely Heart” band 73. Farley’s side-kick in “Tommy Boy” DOWN 1. *”Let’s do the time ____ again” 2. Detected by olfactory organ

Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2011. 3. Ice crystals or frost 4. Some keep others on a short one of these 5. Tire brand 6. *The Beach Boys’“Don’t Worry ____” 7. DNA transmitter 8. *Aerosmith song with one-word title 9. “Get a ____!” 10. Exhibiting vigorous good health 11. Added to, commonly followed by “out” 12. Poetic “ever” 15. *Popular R&B style of 1950s and 1960s 20. Archie Bunker’s wife 22. French lake 24. Single-file procession

25. *”It’s still Rock and Roll” to him 26. Being of service 27. Flash of light 29. Titaness who was mother of Helios, Selene, and Eos in Greek mythology 31. Jodie Foster’s “____ Island” 32. Laertes and Fortinbras to Hamlet, e.g. 33. Like ship away from harbor 34. *Mr. Dynamite 36. Anything half-moon shaped 38. Mine deposits 42. *Chuck Berry went to prison after one 45. Medieval siege weapon

49. *___ & Tina Turner 51. Software plug-ins 54. Literary technique 56. Razor sharpener 57. *”I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” singer 58. Initial stake 59. What Jack’s beanstalk did 60. Made in Vegas 61. It turns on a light bulb? 62. Mix together 63. Gaelic 64. *”Hop on the bus, ___” 66. John or Jane___ See answers page 13

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St. Charles County Community News

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