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Celebration in Frontier Park

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Photo courtesy Lewis and Clark Heritage Days The Show Me Morgans horse demonstration is a popular part of the Lewis and Clark Heritage Days, which will take place May 17-18 in Frontier Park.

210th Anniversary of Lewis & Clark’s Voyage Imagine yourself a citizen of Saint Charles in 1804, as you rush to the river front to see what is happening. A crowd has gathered at the river’s edge as a keel boat and two pirogues land and with them about forty men. William Clark has arrived from Illinois to set up camp prior to starting the greatest voyage in the young American history and you are witnessing it. On May 14, William Clark had set out with a restless, rowdy, high spirited crew of 43 men moving up the Missouri River and they landed in Saint Charles on May 16th. “...at 12oClock a number Spectators french & Indians flocked to the bank to See the party. This village is about one mile in length…and about 450 inhabitents chiefly French, those people appear pore, polite & harmonious.”[-Wm. Clark’s Journal] To celebrate this event, Lewis and Clark Heritage Days are held the third weekend in May each year in Historic Saint Charles, Mo. The 2014 dates are May 17-18. The first celebration in Saint Charles of Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the Louisiana Purchase was in 1979 and has been held by the city each year since. The reenactment includes a grand parade, military encampment, fife and drum corps muster, musket and cannon demonstrations, a skillet throw, and period music, food and wares. Each day begins with the raising of colors and the day ends with retreat and the lowering of colors. The Discovery Expedition of Saint Charles is camped on site in Frontier Park, and the Lewis & Clark Boathouse is just steps away, where the Discovery Expedition of Saint

Charles boats are on display. This year, the Saint Charles Discovery Expedition will reenact the landing at 3pm on Saturday, May 17, if the weather and river cooperate. You can be there to relive the adventure. The keel boat will be on display in Frontier Park, so attendees can take a close look at the replica keel boat. This year’s celebration is full of exciting and educational activities. On Saturday, May 17 the day will start off at 9:30am with a flag raising at the parade grounds, which will be followed by the parade down South Main Street at 11am. At noon the MorganShow-Me horse demonstration will take place on the parade grounds, immediately followed by a military tactical demonstration at 1pm. The John Dengler Memorial Fife and Drum Muster will join the fun at 1:30pm at the parade grounds. At 3pm the reenactment of the arrival of St. Charles Discovery Expedition will take place on the St. Charles Riverfront. Artillery and firearms demonstration will follow, after which the retreat and flag lowering will take place at 5pm. Dancing and revelry at the Period Colonial Ball on the JC Stage in Frontier Park begins at 7pm, which is followed by a candlelight tour of the Discovery Expedition camp at 8pm. Sunday’s activities begin at 10am with an Ecumenical Church Service in the Entertainment Tent and then an 11am flag raising. The Fife and Drum Corps Massed Bands will march along Frontier Park and South Main Street from noon-12:30pm. After which, the Morgan Show-Me horse

demonstration will take place at 12:30pm on the parade grounds. At 1:15pm an artillery and firearms demonstration will be given on the parade grounds. The Speereng/Truman Middle School Fiddlers will perform at the Lewis and Clark monument at 1:30pm followed by a musket reliability match at the encampment at 2pm. At 3pm the Tru Dengler Memorial Skillet Throw will take place in the encampment. After which the Fife and Drum Corps Massed Bands will perform along Frontier Park and South Main Street at 3pm. 4pm will bring the retreat and flag lowering back at the parade grounds. See Lewis & Clark on page 2

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Around Town Local news and events the sixth annual Mother’s Day Brunch at the St. Charles Convention Center and the 370 Lakeside Park Kite Festival this weekend.

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Business The annual St. Charles County Mayor’s Ball raises over $61,000 for local organizations and 24 Carrot restaurants are named by Division of Environmental Health and Protection.

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School The Francis Howell School District will celebrate its centennial with a parade this Saturday. Movie Without a doubt, Heaven is for Real has a good heart, leaving the viewer with a warm and fuzzy feeling.

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Local sport authority Gary B will fill you in on the weekend’s sporting events. Also play Sudoku and discover a new book with Book Buzz.

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Lewis & Clark from cover Ongoing activities during this year’s Heritage Days include period music in the entertainment tents and various locations in Frontier Park; a story teller in the entertainment tent near the Lewis & Clark statue; children’s games near KATY Depot; crafts and food of 1804 in the vendor’s area in Frontier Park; camp demonstrations in the Discovery Expedition camp; visitor participation activities in the demonstration area; a juggler near the

vendor’s area; Mother Goose will make appearances near the vendors area; and Highland Reign will perform in the entertainment tent near the Lewis & Clark statue. Come and see life in the late 18th and early 19th century. Learn about the militias and weapons of the era, listen to music, and see demonstrations of the period. More information can be found at www.lewisandclarkheritagedays.com.

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Around Town The Awaken Project at Morning Star Church The Awaken Project will be at Morning Star Church, 1600 Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie on Sunday, May 18 from 6-7:30pm. The Awaken Project is a musicbased presentation that awakens students to the dangers of drug use. This is not your typical antidrug school assembly. Aimed at middle and high-school students, Jeff Mozingo begins the assembly by playing the drums. Then, with attention commanded, Joe Richardson engages students with an equally powerful message. Mozingo and Richardson met years ago, when their sons became friends. Then, in August of 2012, Richardson’s then 20-yearold son, Billy Joe (BJ), died of a heroin overdose after having been clean and sober for 90 days. The two men joined forces to create the Awaken Project. Although most of their focus is on heroinrelated deaths, they also speak against drinking and marijuana. The Awaken Project captures the attention of students with live music, audio/visual enhancement, lighting, facts about drugs and drug use. In addition, parents will learn about the signs seen when someone starts using drugs. For more information or to watch a video on the Awaken Project, visit www.mscwired.org/ awakenproject.


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Sixth-Annual Global Spectrum Mother’s Day Brunch

“August: Osage County” to be Performed by Act Two Theatre in St. Peters

Global Spectrum, managers of the Saint Charles Convention Center, will be hosting their sixth-annual Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 11. By signing up to receive Community News online for free at the event, mothers are entered for their chance to win a free massage package, compliments of MassageLuXe. One winner will be drawn per seating time, for a total of seven winners. “Of course we believe the quality of our brunch menu speaks for itself,” said Joe Capitanelli, marketing manager for the venue. “But with so many choices for mothers to spend their day with family, we think this provides the opportunity to make the day just a little more special for the mothers in attendance!” As for the menu, Executive Chef Roland Scheller will once again be showcasing his talents to create an elegant Mother’s Day Brunch experience. In addition to the breakfast station with specialty breakfast items, we will also serve peel and eat shrimp, fresh garden salads, pancake and French toast, and blintzes with fruit compote. Rolands highlights on the menu for this year include a carving station with prime rib au jus, pan fried herb-crusted tilapia with lemon beurre blanc, seared turkey picatta with champagne chive sauce, roast stuffed pork loin with cranberry apple stuffing and apple brandy glaze, seasonal vegetables, au gratin potatoes, and an assortment of desserts including cobblers, chocolate layer cake, strawberry layer cake, carrot cake, tiramisu, cheese cake bites, éclairs, fruit tarts, and chocolate dipped strawberries. Live music will be provided by an elegant string trio, and all mother’s attending will receive complementary flowers. Flexible seating times range from 10am-1pm, on the half hour. Ticket prices are $27 for adults, $12.50 for children ages 4-11, and free for children under 3. This price includes coffee, tea, tax, and supplemental catering charge. Tickets need to be purchased in advance online or by phone by visiting www.stcharlesconventioncenter.com/mothersday or calling 636.669.3000.

Ameren, Missouri has awarded Act Two Theatre a grant which will be utilized to replace aging set pieces in preparation for its production of the Pulitzer Prize winning play, August: Osage County by Tracy Letts. Act Two Theatre wishes to thank Ameren, Missouri for their generosity. August: Osage County, directed by Lyndsay Hicks, will be performed May 9, 10, 11, 16, 17, and 18. Friday and Saturday showtimes are 8pm. Sunday matinees are at 2pm. A vanished father, a pillpopping mother and three sisters harboring shady little secrets. When the large Weston family unexpectedly reunites after dad disappears, their Oklahoman family homestead explodes in a maelstrom of repressed truths and unset-

tling secrets. Mix in Violet, the drugged-up, scathingly acidic matriarch, and you’ve got a major new play that unflinchingly - and uproariously - exposes the dark side of the Midwestern family. This production contains mature content and strong language that may not be suitable for all audiences. Patron discretion is advised. All Act Two Performances

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take place in the Performing Arts Theater at the St. Peters City Hall Cultural Arts Centre, 1 Saint Peters Centre Boulevard. Reserved Seating is $14 for students and seniors and $18 for adults for all shows. Group pricing of $12 is available for groups of 12 or more. For more information, call 636.219.0150, email info@ acttwotheatre.com, or visit www.acttwotheatre.com.

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Go on ‘a Skating Journey to Oz’ at Rec-Plex Ice Show

Kite Festival in St. Peters at the 370 Lakeside Park This Weekend

Imagine if Dorothy and friends could skate the yellow brick road. It would have made for a graceful trip to see the all-mighty Oz! Students from the St. Peters Rec-Plex skating school will show that they have heart, brains and courage with their tribute to the timeless classic Wizard of Oz at the annual Spring Ice Show the weekend of May 16-18. More than 100 local skaters will take part in the show titled We’re Off to See the Wizard … a Skating Journey to Oz! Performances will include solos, duets and group numbers, plus synchronized skating teams, with skaters ranging from

What better way to spend a spring day in St. Peters than riding bikes and flying kites at 370 Lakeside Park? Everybody is invited to the Kite Festival, Family Bike Ride and St. Peters Health & Wellness Committee special event on Saturday, May 10, 2014. Come out between 10am-2pm to 370 Lakeside Park for this family event hosted by the St. Peters Rangers Enforcement Division. Bring your kite to be part of the Kite Festival, or come early and be one of 200 participants to receive a free kite-building kit. Volunteers will help kids put together their kites. 370 Lakeside Park should provide plenty of wind.

age 3 to adult, beginners through advanced levels. Tickets go on sale at the Rec-Plex Front Desk beginning Thursday, May 1. Performance times are Friday, May 16, at 7pm, Saturday, May 17 at 5pm and Sunday, May 18, at 2pm. Ticket prices for Rec-Plex passholders are $8 for adults and $6 for children ages 12 and under and seniors 55 and over. For the general public, the ticket prices are $9 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under and seniors 55 and over. The Rec-Plex is located at 5200 Mexico Road.

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Families are also invited to bring their bikes to ride the 4.5-mile trail around the 140-acre lake at 370 Lakeside Park. A limited number of adult-sized bikes are available for rent at the park. The St. Peters Health and Wellness Committee will have a booth at the event to encourage proper nutrition and smoking cessation. Refreshments will be available for sale at Gator Island Grill in 370 Lakeside Park during the event. 370 Lakeside Park is located just off Highway 370 on Lakeside Park Drive in St. Peters.

Lake Saint Louis Memorial Day Event Planning is underway for the 2014 for the Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Committee Memorial Day Ceremony. This year’s Memorial Day Ceremony will be held on Monday, May 26th at 11am at Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Memorial Park, adjacent to the Lake Saint Louis Civic Center (Civic Hall and Police Department) and conveniently at the intersection of Interstate 64/U.S. 40 and Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. The event is free and the public is invited to attend this very special opportunity to honor our veteran’s who gave their all to our country. Memorial Day was officially proclaimed and observed on May 30, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, when flowers were placed on the graves of the Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. Proudly, 168 years later, The Veteran’s Committee of Lake Saint Louis has created a traditional and meaningful ceremony which will recognize those who gave their last breath of life to their country. “Our veteran’s answered every call presented to them by our country and in all kinds of weather, and under extremely difficult circumstances,” said Ralph Barrale, a proud Lake Saint Louis Veteran, a Battle of the Bulge participant and the chairman of the Lake Saint Louis Veteran’s Committee. “Every year we work extremely hard to provide the hundreds of residents who attend with a wonderful program that pays tribute to those who gave their all for our freedom. We will have our finest turnout this year by hundreds of Patriotic American’s who understand the importance of remembering and saying thank you.” The one hour ceremony will feature outstanding musical, military, religious and patriotic tributes to veterans by many caring and loving residents of the community. AFROTC Detachment 207 will join with the Color Guard of VFW Post 10350 in honoring the flag. Limited seating will be available, but it is also suggested that attendees bring along a comfortable lawn chairs.

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Day Trips Provide a Taste of St. Louis Explore St. Louis’ reputation for good beer and distinctive food with a couple of day trips, and leave the driving to the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Department. St. Louis’ Original Taste Tour – Eat your way across town. Board the motor coach at 9am for this culinary tour of food for which St. Louis is famous: handmade toasted ravioli at Mama Toscano’s, pizza at Fortel’s Pizza Den St. Louis, lunch at the Bevo Mill, shopping at the Bosnian Europa Market, and a treat at Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. The motor coach will return to O’Fallon by 5:30pm. Registration ends Sunday, May 11. The trip’s cost of $86 for residents and $92 for non-residents includes round-trip motor coach transportation, admissions and tours, food, a guide, taxes and gratuities. The course number is 39257. Prohibition is Over! – Learn about St. Louis’ colorful past and taste a few brews around town on Friday, June 20. Board the motor coach at 9:30am for a visit to the Missouri History Museum to see the exhibit, American Spirits: The Rise and Fall of Prohibition, recalling the days of flappers, bootleggers and

“The Quilted Hearts” Explores Post-Civil War Missouri For her latest research trip, Mona Hodgson traveled to the charming town of St. Charles, to explore how the state and its people were changed by the Civil War. In this three-novella series, now available in one volume, that serves as the prequel stories to the characters in Prairie Song: Hearts Seeking Home Book 1, readers will meet the ensemble cast of The St. Charles Quilting Circle, all of whom have loved and lost during the war. The book is based on the Main Street area, showcasing local business entrepreneurs, as well as the property that in present day is the Sandfort Farm in St. Charles. Hodgson will be in St. Charles May 14-18 and will be making appearances to promote her new book throughout St. Charles. At 7pm on May 14 she will be at the Kathryn Linnemann Library and at 12:30pm on May 15 she will be at the Foundary Art Centre as a guest speaker. Hodgson will talk with middle school students at Sacred Heart Academy from 1:30-3pm on May 16 and will visit the first Missouri State Capitol from 1-4pm on May 1718 and will participate in the Main Street Parade at 11pm. For more information, please visit www.monahodgson.com.

real-life legends like Al Capone and Carrie Nation. A private talk, From Kettle to Keg: Brewing in St. Louis, will explain how St. Louis beer barons weathered the era, some by literally going underground. Afterwards we’ll slake our appetite in charming Lafayette Square with lunch, a tour and beer tasting at Square One Brewery & Distillery, followed by an additional stop or two at local microbreweries for tours and tastings. The motor coach will return to O’Fallon at 4pm. Registration for the trip ends Sunday, May 18. The cost of $86 for residents and $92 for non-residents includes round-

trip motor coach transportation, museum admission, lunch, tours and tastings, taxes and gratuities. The course number is 40689. To register, call staff at 636.474.2732, or visit www.ofallon.mo.us/parks&rec to register online. Or, sign up in person at the O’Fallon Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive, or at the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle. For more information, contact O’Fallon Recreation Specialist Stacey Ostmann at sostmann@ofallon.mo.us or call 636.474.8105.

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Show-Me Torch Run

Participants in the Show-Me Torch Run on Wednesday, April 30 take time to visit the Milicia de San Carlos cannon in Frontier Park. The group ran north on Riverside Drive to Clark Street, then south on Main Street to First Capitol, and back to the park. The St. Charles event represented the sixth and final leg of the Torch Run for the 2014 Show-Me State Games.

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St. Charles SAR Chapter Bestows Commendation Award on St. Charles County Paramedic Ed Williams, a it to a hospital in paramedic with the time. The paraSt. Charles County medics took a team Ambulance District, approach with Ed has been awarded the Williams in lead Chapter Level Emerand safely delivgency Medical Serered baby Kenzie vices (EMS) Comon the floor of the mendation Award by base. the Fernando de LeyWilliams stated ba (St. Charles) Sons that this was the of the American Rev14th baby he’s had olution (SAR) Chapa hand in deliverter. The Fernando de ing over the course Leyba SAR Chapter of a 37-year EMS The Fernando de Leyba (St. Charles County) Chapter of the Sons of the has submitted Para- American Revolution (SAR), gives its Emergency Medical Services (EMS) career. Williams medic Williams as Commendation Award to Ed Williams. added “It marks its candidate for the a couple of firsts. Missouri SAR Society Level Award. This is the first time I’ve delivered a baby at a Paramedic Williams began his career with base and it is the easiest delivery I’ve ever been the Meramec Ambulance District in Villa a part of. I had plenty of help and we all took a Ridge, Mo. and the Union, Mo. Ambulance role in the delivery”. District. He then joined the St. Charles CounThe Fernando de Leyba SAR Chapter is ty Ambulance District where he has served and pleased to be able to honor Ed Williams for his provided outstanding service to the communi- outstanding service to the community. ty for the past 23 years. The Fernando de Leyba SAR Chapter meets At about 3am on January 8, 2013 at the St at 6:30pm on the second Monday evening of Charles County Ambulance District base, each month, except July and August, at Culparamedics Ed Williams, Trish Kohlenhoefer, pepper’s in St. Charles. Men interested is joinLisa Cassidy and Greg Pendleton delivered the ing the SAR, a “lineage” society, are welcome to baby of a laboring mother who could not make attend the meetings.

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Give your children a healthy, active, fit and intellectually stimulating summer at Camp Adventure by Kiddie Academy®. The Camp features fun and inspiring activities that will keep kid’s brains and bodies moving as they explore, create, discover and build friendships all summer long. The curriculum is built upon a series of two-week themes designed to inspire children to explore, create, interact, and stay active during the summer months. Developmentally appropriate games accompany each theme to enhance what children have already learned. Camp Adventure is designed for children up to age 12 and is a part of Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials. Children spend quality time participating in water play and physical fitness activities, and some age groups will have the ability to go on many fun and educational field trips throughout the summer. Kiddie Academy’s Camp Adventure kicks-off June 9-20 with the first two-week theme of Exploring our Neighbors - Near and Far. The Camp concludes with the final theme, How Things Work, August 4-15. Camp Adventure is held at Kiddie Academy, 4088 Winghaven Boulevard in O’Fallon. To learn more about Camp Adventure and Kiddie Academy O’Fallon, please contact Laura Eads at 636.265.3444, leads@kiddieacademy-stl.com, or visit www. kiddieacademy.com/ofallon.


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Mayoral Ball Raises $61,500 for Charity A record $61,500 was raised at the 2014 St. Charles County Mayors’ Ball. The Ball also received a record in attendance. The official check presentation was Monday, April 21, 2014, at Cottleville City Hall. Proceeds were awarded to four nonprofit organizations: Crisis Nursery of St. Charles, Unlimited Play of Cottleville, HOPE Ministries Food Pantry of O’Fallon, and The Child Center of St. Charles. The official hand-off to the charities was presented by Cottleville Mayor Jim Hennessey, St. Peters’ Mayor Len Pagano, St. Charles’ Mayor Sally Faith, O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, and West Alton Mayor William Richter. “The nautical theme proved to be hugely popular this year, perhaps because of our long cold winter. The success of the Mayoral Charity Ball relies on the support of our community and generosity of our corporate sponsors. I am overwhelmed and grateful for their support”. Mayor Pagano stated. Mayor Sally

(Back row) Cottleville Mayor Jim Hennessey, West Alton Mayor William Richter, Mayors Ball Committee Co-Chairman Michelle Mooney, St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith, St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano, Mayors Ball Committee Members Pam Clement, Bess Bacher, Donna Grayson, O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy and Mayors Ball Committee Co-Chairman Julie Smith are joined by representatives from (front row) The Child Center of St. Charles, Unlimited Play, Crisis Nursery and HOPE Ministries Food Pantry of O’Fallon at the Mayor’s Ball official check presentation on April 21.

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Faith added, “The Mayors’ Charity Ball is supported by the mayors in St. Charles County and reflects the goal of working together for the betterment of our citizens”.

24 Carrot Winners Set Gold Standard Recently, the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment announced its 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award winners for 2013. Presented by the Division of Environmental Health and Protection since 2007, the 24 Carrot Gold awards recognize local food service providers that demonstrate excellence in food safety, sanitation and employee education. At on-site ceremonies led by County Executive Steve Ehlmann, St. Charles County recognized the following food service establishments as 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Award winners in 2013: El Maguey Mexican Restaurant in Lake St. Louis; Farmhouse Restaurant in O’Fallon; Five Guys Burger and Fries in St. Charles; Little Cesars off Dorste in St. Charles; Racanelli’s Pizza in Cottleville; Ruby Tuesday in Wentzville and The Brass Rail Steak House in O’Fallon. “Food safety is the norm for the more than 1,300 establishments the Division of Environmental Health and Protection permits annually,” County Executive Ehlmann said. “These

St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann presented one of seven 24 Carrot Gold Food Safety Excellence Awards to Ken and Kathy Cobb, owners of Farmhouse Sandwiches in O’Fallon. Also pictured are O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessey (far left), St. Charles County Division of Environmental Health and Protection Director Ryan Tilley (second from left) and others.

awards recognize those facilities that go above and beyond food code requirements, and they are to be commended for their efforts.” While all permitted establishments within the county meet requirements to protect the customers they serve, the 24 Carrot Gold Award winning establishments exceed standards.

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FHSD to Celebrate Centennial The 2014-15 school year will mark the Centennial of the Francis Howell School District (FHSD). The District plans to celebrate this milestone with 100 exciting school and community events throughout the 2014-15 school year. To kick off the Centennial Celebration, FHSD will hold a parade on Saturday, May 10 at 10:30am. The parade will take place in Cottleville and will start at Warren Elementary, located at 141 Weiss Road, and end at Francis Howell Central High School, located at 5199 Highway N. Each school will be represented in the parade, along with some special guests and community groups.

Following the conclusion of the parade, FHSD will be holding Food and Fun in the Park in Cottleville’s Legacy Park, where families will be able to indulge in a variety of delicious options from food truck vendors, as well as enjoy provided entertainment. FHSD hopes that spectators will also find the time to visit many of fine businesses and restaurants in the Cottleville community. Cottleville and area residents should be aware that Weiss Road at Warren Elementary to Francis Howell Central at Highway N will be closed on Saturday, May 10, from approximately 10am-noon.

Winners Announced in 22nd Annual Community College Run Events

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Weather conditions were nearperfect as some 724 runners and walkers took part in a 10K, 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run, held on April 26 at St. Charles Community College. The events were part of the college’s 22nd annual That ‘80s Run that drew about 1,000 area residents for a morning of health, fitness and family recreation. The new ‘80s theme brought out runners decked in spandex, leg warmers, tutus, neon and “big hair.” “This year’s run and expo couldn’t have been more colorful! It was such a fun, fitness-oriented community event,” said Heather McDorman, race co-coordinator and vice president for marketing and communications at the college. “It’s gratifying to see people of all ages and ability levels participate

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in the run events, as well as have the opportunity to visit booths from a variety of local exhibitors.” The 10K and 5K courses are certified by USA Track and Field (USATF). In the 10K Race, Aaron Usher, 35, of Mason, Mich., was first to cross the finish. Usher came in with a time of 35 minutes, 10 seconds, followed by David Baker

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at 36 minutes, 1 second. Vicki Duepner, 34, of St. Peters, was the first woman to cross the finish line, coming in 11th overall with a time of 43:57. Usher and Duepner, the male and female overall winners, each received a $100 cash prize. In the top SCC student, alumni and employee 10K categories, the first male SCC student to cross the finish line was Max Cameron (43:20) and the first female student to finish was Rachel Miller (1:03.17). In the 5K Race, Thomas Koon, 50, of Kirkwood, was first to cross the finish line. He came in with a time of 19 minutes, 49 seconds. Erin Stock, 14, of St. Charles, was the first female to cross the finish line, coming in fifth overall with a time of 22:16. Koon and Stock, the male and female overall winners, each received a $50 cash prize. In the top SCC student, alumni and employee 5K categories, the first male SCC student to cross the finish line was Zach Grabowski (24:24) and the first female student to finish was Elena Hoffman (24:19). A list of all winners in the various events at the 22nd Annual 10K Race, 5K Race and Fun Run can be found at www.stchas.edu/run. Nearly 150 trophies and medals were awarded in age group categories in the 10K, 5K and Fun Run events. About 259 runners registered in the 10K race; the 5K, 315; and the Fun Run, 150. A total of 724 runners registered for the event. All 10K and 5K run registrants, ages 18 and above, were automatically entered into the drawing for a $1,000 scholarship to SCC. The winner is Thomas Korth, 30, of O’Fallon. The college’s annual That ‘80s Run event also included some 50 exhibitor booths with health and wellness information presented by hospitals, agencies, fitness organizations, businesses and institutions in the area.


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“Heaven is for Real”

After the Christmas movie rush but before the summer blockbusters, horror films and inspirational pictures take over the local multiplex. While spiritual stories typically have a small, loyal following, none has created quite as much buzz as Heaven is for Real. Based on a best-selling book, this movie offers an eye-opening look at the afterlife. Greg Kinnear stars as Todd Burpo, a smalltown pastor who supplements his income by repairing garage doors. He and his family endure financial and physical hardships, but when son Colton (Connor Corum) hovers Heaven is for Real Photo courtesy of Sony Pictures together. Playing Pastor Todd Burpo, Kinnear finds near death on the operating table, the pastor the right balance between spirituality and doubt. For has an emotional breakdown in the hospital chapel. Colton recovers, but he talks about visiting heaven years, Burpo has been preaching about God and heavand sitting on the lap of Jesus Christ. Burpo is ready en, but he is woefully unprepared when his son casuto dismiss Colton’s stories as childish whimsy, but his ally speaks about his heavenly experiences. The always-enjoyable Margo Martindale counterballittle boy talks about the people he met there, including Todd’s beloved grandfather and a sister he never knew ances Kinnear as church board member Nancy Rawling. Nancy’s son lost his life in combat, so her faith he had. Without a doubt, Heaven is for Real has a good heart, has been stretched to its limits. That’s also why she has leaving the viewer with a warm and fuzzy feeling. The trouble accepting what Colton talks about after leaving story, based on Todd Burpo’s memoir, paints an idealistic the hospital. Speaking of Colton, Connor Corum is a good-looking version of the afterlife complete with angels who laugh at kid, but as a first-time actor, he is somewhat annoying. Colton’s request to sing Queen’s “We Will Rock You.” Greg Kinnear serves as the glue holding the story It’s a safe bet that he has no formal training, especial-

By Steve Bryan - Rated: PG ly since he frequently looks offscreen at a director or parent for coaching. No offense to young Mr. Corum, but he is no Haley Joel Osment or Jerry Mathers. On the plus side, Heaven is for Real doesn’t preach to the audience. The story simply shows how Colton landed in the hospital and the heartfelt stories he tells afterwards. Director Randall Wallace (Secretariat) avoids a lot of special effects, but his angels are definitely cool. Overall, this is an enjoyable, though terribly slow, spiritual film that allows every viewer to make up their own mind about the afterlife. Not everyone believes in heaven, but the one shown is this movie looks like a nice place to hang out. Heaven is for Real, rated PG for thematic material, including some medical situations, and for brief language, currently is playing in theaters. Born and raised in South St. Louis, Steve Bryan is now based in Anaheim, California, and has been allowed access to movie and television sets to see actors and directors at work. Though his writing has taken him far from St. Louis, Steve is, at heart, still the same wide-eyed kid who spent countless hours watching classic movies at neighborhood theaters.

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Gary Baute Pe r f e c t Season Continues for St. Louis Attack Football By romping the Alabama Outlawz 76-65 the St. Louis Attack prove to all why they are the sole possessor of 1st place. The win clinches home field advantage for the X-Bowl, to be held on June 14. The player of the game was

wide receiver Deandre Jackson. He not only caught four touchdowns, but made two tackles on special teams and added a kick return to the highlight reel with a spinning 25-yard run. The Saturday’s game will be against the local club football team, the Gateway Hawks, at 7:30pm. Those in attendance will have an opportunity to see the legendary wide receiver Isaac Bruce. If you can’t make it to the game, tune in to www.TalkSTL. com with Todd Blackstock and

David Solomon. Visit www.stlouisattack.com for more information. * The Reverend is in the house Attack Quarterback Gets Honors The Attack’s QB, Mike McMullen, has received the award of being the X-Factor Player-of-theMonth of April. He has provided a victory to the team in each of the four games he has appeared. An injury to the starting QB allowed McMullen to step in and lead the team. He led the League in passing yards, completions and touchdowns for the month. * Always a leader

Baseball Heating up in River City The River City Rascals ball club out of O’Fallon will start the 2014 season at home in just 16-days. For more information go to www.RiverCityRascals.com * The hot dogs have been delivered Lindenwood Athletes Acknowledged Three University’s athletes picked up weekly honors from the Eastern College Athletic Conference organization this week. Juwan Cubit was the Division II Men’s Track Athlete of the Week, Lindsey Blackwell was the DII Women’s Track Athlete of the Week, and Mariona Pinol was

the DII Women’s Tennis Player of the Week. Cubit had two top-10 finishes at the Kansas Relays. He had the third-fastest prelim time and finished 8th in the finals of the 100m dash. In the 200m, he finished 5th in the finals. Cubit was also a member of the 12th-place 4x100 relay team. Blackwell had a busy week competing at the Kansas Relays and the Dewey Allgood Invitational. She finished 3rd in the hammer and 9th in the discus. Blackwell then took 1st place at the Dewey Allgood Invitational in the discus and hammer events and also was runner-up in the shot put. Pinol helped Lindenwood to a 7-2 women’s tennis victory over Principia and dropped just two games in her two contests. At No. 2 doubles, she and Daria Ivanova won 8-1 for Lindenwood’s only doubles victory. At No. 4 singles, she lost just one game in a 6-0, 6-1 victory. * Impressive week The Broadcast Booth of the Attack Have Guest Attending the game this past weekend, Yours Truly had the honor to join Todd Blackstock and David Solomon to add comments in the third quarter. * Fun Time Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in business but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athlete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inaugural season, and co-hosted SportsRadioSTL.com, among many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’

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Serve up the best while entertaining al fresco

For your next al fresco gathering, complete the menu and satisfy guests by pairing a flavorful meal with wines to celebrate sunny days and warm evenings. When it comes to outdoor entertaining, choose fresh, vibrantly colored vegetables and a flavorful meat selection, such as tender lamb. Take your fare to the next level by uncorking one of the many delicious wines from Sterling Vineyards, all of which are perfect for celebrating warm evenings and special friends. Whether your event is an elegant Mother’s Day meal or a casual summer brunch, Sterling’s wide portfolio of wines at a range of prices ensures there’s something for everyone. Carneros Pinot Noir offers a dark red fruit profile and toasty oak complexity, making it the perfect wine to pair with lamb.

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Send your event to editor@mycnews.com and we'll print it! EVENTS May 9-10: Concert, In The Shade by N. Richard Nash. 7pm, StoneBridge Community Church, 201 Meriwether Lewis Drive in Dardenne Prairie Tickets are $10 ($7 for seniors) and are available at the door or through brownpapertickets.com.

May 10: MYAC presents the best local youth bands at O’Fest 2014 11am-8pm, O’Fallon’s Civic Park. Event is free and food will be available for purchase. May 12: Blood Drive 3:30pm-7:30pm, SunRise United Methodist Church, 7116 Twin Chimneys Boulevard. To donate, call Rick Oliver at

636.219.9949, or visit www. bloodcenterIMPACT.org. Donors are reminded to eat and hydrate before donating and to bring a photo ID. May 15: St. Peters Senior Center Resource Fair 4:30-7:30pm, St. Peters Senior Center, 108 McMenamy Road. Informational speakers and booths with information regarding scams and available resources. May 16: Lake St. Louis Movies in the Park. 8:15pm, Boulevard Park Amphitheater in Lake St. Louis. The Lorax, rated PG. May 17: Tailgate Sale 8am-noon, St. Charles Moose Lodge, 2705 Veterans Memorial Parkway. $10 per car/space to sell, free to shop. Proceeds benefit Women of the Moose, MooseHeart and MooseHaven. For more information call Sarah, 314.537.4439. May 17: Scripture Reading 11am, Hackmann Road Church of Christ, 2460 Hackmann Road in St. Charles. For more information, visit www. hackmannchurch.com.

May 17: Open House 10am-1pm, Pediatric Neurodevelopmental Center, 17300 North Outer Forty, Suite 205 Chesterfield. May 17: Open House 1-2pm, Kiddie Academy of O’Fallon, Kiddie Academy, 4088 Winghaven Boulevard. For more information, please call 636.265.3444 May 17: St. Charles County Youth Orchestra Summer Concert 2:30pm, the Lindenwood University Cultural Center, 400 North Kingshighway. Tickets available at the door, $5 for adults, $2 for children. May 18: Symphony at New Town 7pm, New Town in the Event Tent. This is a free concert. Wednesdays beginning May 28; Men 55 and over softball league in St. Charles County. 5pm, Kiwanis field by 370 and Elm Street in St. Charles. Now accepting applications for the 2014 season, starts on May 28 and continues for 12 weeks For costs and to register call 636.281.0891. May 29: Blood Drive 3-7pm, Caregivers Inn,1297 Feise

Road in Dardenne Prairie. Donors will receive one raffle ticket entry to win a $100 gift certificate. Free hot dog, chips, and soda after donation. To make an appointment, contact Terri at 636.240.7979, walk-ins welcome. June 5: Rhythm and Ribs 6-10pm, Campus Plaza, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive. For more information, contact Betsy Schneider at 636-922-8473, bschneider@stchas.edu, or visit www.Rhythm-and-Ribs.com June 14: Jillian Young Memorial Scholarship 5K or 1-mile run/ walk. 9am, American Legion in Elsberry, 111 Legion Drive. $20 entry fee includes t-shirt. Ongoing Events 1st Monday: Gardeners of St. Charles County Monthly Meeting 6:30pm. Location varies. 314.304.7480. 2nd Monday: Winghaven Civil War Round Table 6:30pm, Midwest BankCentre board room, 2299 Technology Dr. O’Fallon. For more informaiton call Mike at 314.276.5018. 4th Monday: American Legion Post 388 Meets 6:30 pm at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8945 Vets. Mem. Pkwy. 636.219.0553. Every Monday: St. Peters Rotary Club Noon at St. Peters City Hall, One St. Peters Centre Blvd. www.stpetersrotary.org. Every Monday: The Seasoned Eye Carvers meeting. 9am-noon, St. Charles Senior Citizens Center, 1455 Fairgrounds. For more information, visit www. stcharlesareawoodcarvers.com.

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Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Fitness First Exercise Classes 9:30-10:30am, American Legion Hall, 504 Luetkenhaus Blvd., Wentzville. 314.369.6521. 1st Tuesday: Fleur de Lis Garden Society 6:30pm at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road. Info: Jeanne at 314.605.8563. 2nd Tuesday: Show-me Stitchers Embroiderer’s Guild of America 7pm at the Ladue Chapel. Info: www.showmestitchers.com. Last Tuesday of every month, St. Charles American Legion Post 312 spaghetti dinner. 5pm, St. Charles American Legion Post 312, 2500 Raymond Drive in St. Charles. $5 per person. For more information call Post 312 at 636.947.7666. 4th Tuesday: O’Fallon Garden Club 6:30pm at Sunrise Methodist Church, 7116 Twin Chimney Blvd. Info: Barb at 636.978.5930.

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10am Meets at 1380 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379. 636.528.8379.

Every Tuesday: Quilting Guild at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 1-4pm Free. Quilt for local charities. No sewing experience required.

Every Wednesday: Men’s Golf League 5pm, tee off at 5:30 pm at Heritage of Hawk Ridge. www.lakesaintlouis.com, under the parks and recreation section.

Every Tuesday: Toastmasters Meeting 7pm at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon. Info: 636.379.2505.

Every Wednesday: Charity Bingo 6:45pm VFW Post 5077 sponsors, at VFW Hall, 8500 Veterans Mem. Pkwy., O’Fallon. 636.272.1945 or www.vfwpost5077.org.

Every Tuesday: Gateway Spotlight ChorUS 7:15-9:45pm at First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles. Info: www.gatewayspotlight.org or 636.256.6823.

Every Wednesday. Kiwanis Club of Harvester monthly meeting. Noon, Fratelli’s Restorante, 2061

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Zumbehl Road in St Charles. For more information, please contact kellenj@ATT.net Every Wednesday, Winfield Foley Firefighters Association Bingo. Doors open at 4:30, bingo at 6:30pm, Bingo hall is next door to County Market in the Winfield Plaza on Highway 47. For more information, call 636.566.6621 or 636.566.8406. 1st & 3rd Wednesday: St. Charles Area Wood Carvers 7pm at Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors welcome!

Every Tuesday & Thursday: Tai Chi at the St. Charles County Family YMCA 8-9am & 10:15-11:15am. No experience necessary. 636-928-1928. Tuesdays & Thursdays: Get Fit Exercise Classes 9-10am and 5:30-6:30pm at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Hall, New Melle. 314.369.6521. Every Wednesday: Active Older Adults Game Day at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 10am Free. Bring a favorite snack to share. Anybody welcome.

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Are TV Ads a Barometer? I ’ v e never been a radical sports fan and I almost never read sports pages or go to games. My sports fan friends often tease me about it and I usually quip, “If they won’t let me play, I won’t watch.” Actually, what I really enjoy is the advertising. It seems that beer commercials are more entertaining than network TV ever was in my opinion. While chuckling at some of the ads they jam in during minor lulls in sports play, it occurred to me this might be a barometer for which companies are still making big

profits during our recession. Obviously, beer brewers are still doing well. One wonders why gambling boats, beer brewers and suppliers thereof still do O.K. during hard times while so many others fail. When you watch network TV, should your nausea limits allow it, you get plenty of examples of this by who can afford expensive ad campaigns. One of the primetime ad champions of network moneymongering are pharmaceutical companies. Almost every commercial break has ads by these companies for everything from pain-killers to aphrodisiacs. However, they aren’t funny like

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beer ads. Many of us find pharmaceutical companies about as funny an eviction notice. Predominant ads also include cell phone companies. Everybody seems to have the latest phone that allows everything from GPS viewing of the scenic route to Podunkerest, Bulgaria to texting a college thesis while side-swiping traffic in a stolen SUV. Fortunately for consumers, the competition is intense. In a nutshell, they probably spend enough ad money to make TV executives swoon like pigs in a pastry shop. Car ads are another source of avaricious TV revenue. American car ads, no matter how much they’ve suffered from the recession, are still dominant…or seem to be. Pickup trucks are shown carrying or pulling giant loads or each other or splashing through puddles without getting dirty.

In this case, it makes my theory about who is making tons of money slide backwards a tad but lately American auto manufacturers are gaining on it. Perhaps one should salute positive outlooks during negative times. As for pickup trucks, in spite of higher gasoline costs, their popularity remains large albeit, baffling. One finds these aforementioned ad campaigns on primetime and even more so during sports playoff events enjoying large percentages of TV viewers. It appears they are the ones that can afford it or can’t afford not to, as the auto industry. We still see the usual local ads from car dealers, fast foods and such on late night or daytime TV programs although I’m sure some of the fast food chains can afford occasional ads during sporting events. It seems likely they could collectively afford to buy the FDA

if they wanted to and considering my last fast food mystery-meat burger, perhaps they did. I should include insurance companies in this short list. The newer on-line based companies like Progressive, and Geico are seen often with a humorous cutie and a green Australian lizard. Another company uses a large duck quacking the company’s name. Besides a grin or two from viewers, they might bring a buck or two from insurance customers, not to mention tears from local agents waylaid by internet shopping. In view of this barometer, I strongly recommend our younger generation stay in school and get advanced college degrees. Then get executive positions in enterprises of pharmaceuticals, beer, online insurance or gambling boats. I didn’t include highly competitive automotive manufacturers. Their executives may be stressed into heart attacks or early retirement, whichever comes first. However, their company car perks are probably nice. Joe Morice is Community News’s blue-collar philosopher. He was born and raised in Missouri and spent most of his childhood on a farm and adulthood operating big machines. He has no formal training as a writer, unless 60 years of writing about any and everything counts. The opinions expressed in this column are Joe Morice’s alone and do not reflect the opinion of the owners or staff of Community News.

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