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From classic Irish jigs to traditional Celtic sporting demonstrations, there is always plenty to do at the Missouri River Irish Festival. The 10th annual Fest will take place Friday, May 23-Sunday, May 25 in Frontier Park in St. Charles.

Frontier park in St. Charles will host the 10th annual Missouri River Irish Festival The 10th annual Missouri River Irish Festival will take over Frontier Park in Historic St. Charles at 5pm on Friday, May 23 until 5pm on Sunday, May 25. The Missouri River Irish Festival, which is the largest free Irish Festival in the St. Louis Area, will get underway at 5pm on Friday, May 23, and run until 10:30pm. This year, the Festival will feature, Tempest, a Celtic rock band out of San Francisco, Calif. The Missouri River Irish Festival is the band’s last stop on their 25th Anniversary Spring Tour. Tempest will be playing both Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:30pm on the Main Stage. Be sure to arrive before the headliners to enjoy a set by Clabber Alley at 6pm. A St. Louis born and bred Celtic band, Clabber Alley performs a variety of traditional Celtic folk songs including pub music and ballads from the homeland and the Celtic diaspora. On Saturday at 9am the festival will again be in full swing with vendors selling Irish food and goods. Celtic music will be performed by various Irish bands from the St. Louis metropolitan area, including the St. Louis Irish Session Players at 10:30am, Gallica at 12:30pm, the Irish Xiles at 3:30pm, followed by Duddy Breeks, Keltic Reign and Tempest at 9pm. Children of all ages can join in the fun at the children’s village operated by the

Clarkson School of Irish Dance. The children village will give kids of all ages an opportunity to make an Irish craft, meet an Irish dancer or learn an Irish jig. This year there is even more opportunities for the kids to enjoy and smile. There will be amusement rides all weekend. On Saturday, there is a special geocaching course set up just for kids. This opportunity is being provided by local geocachers who are hosting the Geowoodstock National Convention at the south end of the park. There will be special appearances on Saturday by the St. Charles Police Department horse and dog and greyhound and wolfhound rescue dogs. Special appearances on Sunday will be the Greyhound rescue dogs, an Irish play by The Black Mirror Theatre, special speakers, and Fredbird. On Sunday, the Festival will run from 10am-5pm, and will feature the St. Louis Irish Session Players at 10am, Laws Sister at noon, Red Headed Strangers at 1:30pm and Falling Fences at 3pm. Sunday is also a time to reflect and thank the St. Charles first responders who lost their lives while serving and protecting the public. The First Responder Memorial Service will be at 4:30pm. Memorial Day weekend in Frontier Park offers the opportunity for all to be a wee bit Irish. Join the fun on Friday,

Saturday and Sunday and sit back and barbeque on Monday. It’s the perfect way to begin the long weekend. The Missouri River Irish Fest is the Irish group’s effort to promote the mission of St. Charles Sister Cities Programs Inc. in the study of Irish culture, music, and dance. The festival is not only the groups contribution of Irish culture to the community it is also the main fundraiser to support the Irish Chapter of the St. Charles Sister Cities Programs, Inc.

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Around Town Local news and events like SCC’s fifth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser and St. Charles County Veterans Memorial Day program.

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Business Mayor Sally Faith bestows four St. Charles area business with Employer of the Year Awards.

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School Lindenwood University names a new dean for accelerated programs.

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Movie The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the latest film, is a tedious mess that doesn’t integrate itself very well with other Marvel movies.

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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..

11 Recipes

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14 Classifieds 16 Over the Fence

Joe Morice is to Community News readers what Wilson was to Tim Taylor: enjoy a fresh perspective from our in-house blue-collar philosopher.

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SCC Center Stage Theatre to Hold Open Auditions for “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” St. Charles Community College’s Center Stage Theatre is holding open auditions for the upcoming production of Dirty Rotten Scoundrels May 20-22, in the theater of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building on the SCC campus in Cottleville. Vocal and acting auditions will be at 7pm May 20-21, dance auditions will be held at 6pm on Thursday, May 22, and callbacks will be held at 7pm on Thursday, May 22. Those who audition should bring sheet music

and be prepared to sing 16 bars of a Broadwaystyle show tune. Auditions will also consist of reading from the script. There are roles for three men and three women, with a versatile chorus who will take on smaller roles. The performances will be held in the theater of the Fine Arts Building July 22-27. For more information about auditions or the musical, contact the Lynne Snyder at 636.922.8325 or lsnyder@stchas.edu.

Student Volunteers Assist in Planting at Broemmelsiek Park Nearly 40 students from the Wentzville School District recently took a field trip to Broemmelsiek Park near Wentzville to participate in a volunteer day of planting. The students, half from Holt High School and the other half from Timberland High School, are enrolled in the Career and Family Leadership class and are responsible to give back 10 hours of service to the community. “The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department is proud to offer local students the opportunity to learn and acquire service hours while volunteering in our parks,” said Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer. “These volunteers are our greatest treasure.” The students learned about horticulture and got to participate in heirloom and traditional planting while working in the four-acre historic educational area. The area should be open to the public by fall, and will serve as a learning experience for the community. “It’s important for these students to get out, get involved and work in their community, because it’s the place they will work, live and grow,” said Holt High School Family Consumer Science Teacher Kimberly Voss. “Volunteering with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department was the perfect hands-on opportunity to for them to learn about horticulture, while assisting with a community project.” “The semester-long class not only teaches the students leadership skills, but it exposes them to various career opportunities and skills,” said Tim-

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berland High School Family Consumer Science Teacher Cherie Boren. The students arrived at Broemmelsiek Park and were given an overview of the planting project by St. Charles County Parks Horticulturist Gail Schatzler. They planted two gardens; a dye garden and a medicinal garden. School groups, organizations, corporations or businesses interested in participating in a similar volunteer program, or in becoming volunteer gardeners at the new historic educational agriculture area at Broemmelsiek Park, can contact the Parks Department at 636.949.7535.

St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre Receives new Art Kiosk Recently, the St. Louis Watercolor Society donated a three-sided kiosk to the Centre. The kiosk is located in the lobby of City Hall next to the Cultural Arts Centre entrance. “This kiosk at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre is a wonderful addition to the wall space and display cases at the Centre, giving us yet another venue in which to display artwork,” said Cultural Arts Centre Leader Cindy DuBois. The first exhibit in the kiosk will be a collection

from Shirley Nachtrieb’s Legacy Collage class students. The Legacy Collage Collection will be on display until June 16. St. Peters’ Cultural Arts Centre is committed to providing opportunities for both professional and amateur artists to display their artwork. Individuals and groups are welcome to rent gallery space to display their work. Work displayed in the galleries is viewed by hundreds of people doing business at City Hall or attending meetings or functions at the facility.

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Start with Leisure Line Online to Find Summer Classes at the Rec-Plex The St. Peters Rec-Plex invites local residents to learn more about all of the classes and programs open to registration during the summer semester by visiting www.stpetersmo.net/leisure-line. Programs open to registration include adult softball leagues, youth T-ball and Coach Pitch Baseball, ice skating, hockey skating classes, swimming, aqua aerobics, personal training and a full slate of group fitness classes. The summer semester features a number of new Rec-Plex fitness classes with a wide variety of interests, ranging from weight training to classes for mothers to outdoor fitness. Increase your strength, endurance and overall health with a newly developed Weight Training Class that features a different workout each week. And, increase your heart health, strength and flexibility with Pedal Pump Pose, featuring RPX Cycling, total body strengthening and core exercises, and a yoga-inspired cool-down and stretches. Any child can be strong and healthy. The new Body Mod for grades 5-12 teaches age-appropriate body weight exercises, resistance training and cardio to give your child new tools for fitness. Classes are split into grades 5-8 and grades 9-12.

For older adults who have trouble getting up and down into positions, Chair Yoga will work on various poses and breathing techniques, all from sitting in a chair. Pregnancy poses its own exercise needs. Pre and Postnatal Yoga teaches yoga moves safely and slowly to help while mom’s body is changing. You can also bring your young child along for Mothers (or Fathers) on the Move, where you’ll get your stroller wheels spinning and your heart pumping as the class makes use of the Rec-Plex and surrounding park. Mother Nature can provide a great atmosphere for any workout. The new Park Fitness class gets you outdoors for a fatshredding workout away from the buzz of the gym. A fun and different type of workout, Basic Hula Hoop Flow teaches you how to waist hoop, turn, walk, and do hand hooping and beginner hoopdance tricks. For more information, or to sign up for Rec-Plex classes, call 636.939.2386, ext. 1400, visit www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect, or visit the St. Peters RecPlex, 5200 Mexico Road, 9am-7pm, Monday-Friday, 9am-3pm on Saturday.

Weird Animals to be Presented June 23-27 in Dardenne Prairie Dardenne Presbyterian Church (DPC) in Dardenne Prairie will host its annual Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for children aged 4 years through those just completing the fifth grade. The five-day event – entitled Weird Animals – will be held from 9am-12:10pm, Monday, June 23-Friday, June 27 at Dardenne Presbyterian Church, 7400 South Outer 364. Children in this year’s VBS program will be assigned to small groups that will, on a daily basis, travel through six hands-on, educational stations.

The daily stations are: One-of-a-Kind Bible Adventure; Untamed Games; KidVid Cinema; The Critter Café; Kooky Crafts, and Sing & Play Stampede This year’s VBS program will engage kids with fun, team-building games, Bible Point crafts, lively Christian songs, and themed snacks that will be the adventure of a lifetime. Registration is open until May 30. No late or walkin registrations will be accepted. For more information, call the DPC church office at 636.561.4347. Or, visit www.dpc4u.org.

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The St. Charles Community College Foundation’s fifth annual Rhythm and Ribs fundraiser, with live music, food and dancing, is set for 6-10pm on Thursday, June 5, on the college’s campus in Cottleville. Smash Band will return, live on the Main Stage at 8:30pm. Doors will open at 6pm with the St. Charles West Jazz Ensemble. At 7pm the rhythm revue hour will include a feature performance by the popular St. Charles-based acoustic/rock band, “Clockwork,” with Jordan Slone (guitar/ vocals). Performances by A Big Sad Whale and Matt Wynn also will entertain the crowd. All three groups feature SCC students and/or alumni. Wynn won the college’s own SCC Idol competition last fall, and received a scholarship from the SCC Foundation. “We’ve moved the event to June this year, and invite all our friends and neighbors to join us in kicking off the summer with mouth-watering barbecue and live music,” said Betsy Schneider, SCC director of development. “It’s the best party in town, and we are so thankful to everyone who supports this event and helps us provide muchneeded scholarships and academic programs to area students.” Rib vendors will include Ethyl’s Smokehouse and Saloon, Mannino’s Market and Stumpy’s House of Bar-B-Que and Catering. Other fare will include chicken from Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers, gourmet nachos and veggie burgers by Quintessential Catering. Drinks will include Anheuser-Busch products by Krey Distributing, soda by Dr. Pepper Snapple Group, lemonade by Red Robin, wine by Terra Firma USA and water by Ameristar Casino Resort Spa St. Charles. “We’re really excited to enhance the ‘rhythm’ side of the event this year and to showcase some of the talented musicians from SCC,” said Mark

Photo courtesy St. Charles Community College Smash of Smash Band with St. Charles Community College’s mascot, Scooter McCougar, at Rhythm and Ribs in 2010.

Baker, vice president at Warrenton Oil Company. “Supporting the students is what this event is all about, and we are fortunate to have so many community members turn out each year who believe in keeping education affordable and accessible.” The five Main Stage sponsors are Ameren Missouri, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital/Progress West HealthCare Center, Mercy, SSM St. Joseph Health Center/SSM St. Joseph Hospital West and KTRS the Big 550 AM. Volunteers from UPS, a Rock Star sponsor, will help with set-up. Other Rock Star sponsors include Acropolis Investment Management, Commerce Bank, Enterprise Band and Trust, Fastlane Convenience Stores, General Motors, Krey Distributing and NHC HealthCare & Rehabilitation. Ribster Sponsors are American Eagle Credit Union, First State Bank, Bates CPAs, P.C. and Hoschild, Bloom & Company LLP CPAs. Tickets are $5 for general admission, which includes entry to the event/live entertainment; $25 for the Music and More package, which includes live entertainment and food, beverages and raffle tickets; and $50 for the VIP package, which includes unlimited beverages, unlimited food, raffle tickets and reserved seating. For more information on tickets and events, contact Schneider at 636.922.8473, bschneider@ stchas.edu, or visit www.rhythm-and-ribs.com. Event sponsorships are still available, with packages ranging from $1,000 to $10,000.

Shoes Needed The Cottleville/Weldon Spring Chamber of Commerce is holding a shoe drive to support the Shoeman Water Project. Local residents can drop off new or used shoes until May 15 at Mike Hebert-State Farm Agent, 3026 Mid

Rivers Mall Drive or at Image Eye Care, 1120 Wolfrum Road. These shoes will not only help folks who need them, but also indirectly provide water to people who need water even more than shoes.


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SCC Parks and Recreation Dept. Offers Unique Camps for All Ages The St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department has a variety of exciting camps taking place at a park in the community. Whether it’s a single-night campout, a fun nature camp, a youth fish camp, an exciting extreme sports camp or a weekend family camp, the parks department has a program that accommodates all ages and a variety of interests. Join the Parks and Recreation Department for a Backyard Campout on May 24 at the Youth Activity Park, 7801 Highway N, in Dardenne Prairie. Enjoy the fun of camping close to home. Children and their parents get the chance to camp out under the stars and explore the outdoors at the Youth Activity Park. Campers will learn about camping from park experts, enjoy dinner and a light breakfast, and participate in an outdoor scavenger hunt, activities and games throughout the night. It’s fun for the entire family. There is a $10 fee per person, and children must be accompanied by an adult. Camp X is scheduled for June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; July 7, 14, 21, 28 and Aug. 4 at the Youth Activity Park, 7801 High-

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way N, in Dardenne Prairie. Learn over-the-top moves at this extreme week-long camp for skateboarders, BMX riders and scooters. Sessions are Monday-Friday, and meet from 8am-noon daily. Sign up and receive personalized instruction while participating in team building games and activities. Each participant receives a t-shirt, water bottle, free admission for the day and a pizza party on last day. There is an $80 per week

fee for Camp X. To register for any camp or program hosted by the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, visit www.stccparks.org or contact the reservation desk at 636.949.7535. Space may be limited, so register early. For more information, or to learn about all the park programs going on throughout the year, check out the 2014 St. Charles County Parks Activity Guide on the website.

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SCC to Host Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® Manufacturing Camp This Summer St. Charles Community College will to host a Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs® manufacturing camp for middle and high school students this summer. The camp will be held from 9am-4pm, July 7-11. Designed to help inspire the next generation of inventors, engineers, entrepreneurs and manufacturers, the camp is a technical, hands-on experience to introduce students to 21st-century manufacturing technology and basic entrepreneurial skills. “High school participants will use technology and focus on creating a product from start to finish, providing them practical experience to build their confidence and set a foundation if they choose a career in one of the trades,” said Amy Fitzwilliam, SCC program coordintor. Middle school participants will focus on robotics using the newest Lego Robotic Engineering EV3 kits. During the camp, participants will explore entrepreneurship, computer-aided design (CAD), computer numerical control (CNC) programming and machining, automation, robotics and more, while empha-

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sizing product creation, problem solving and team building. “There is an ever-increasing demand for highly skilled professionals who can design, program and operate technology, and this camp allows students to learn about these opportunities,” said Fitzwilliam. Visits to area manufacturers will provide an up-close look at products being made as well as career advice and inspiration from the entrepreneurs who run the companies. The registration fee is $159, which includes a camp T-shirt,

instruction and materials, and transportation for all field trips to local manufacturers. Due to the hands-on nature of the program, space is limited. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. To register, call 636.922.8233 or register online at www.stchas. edu/learnforlife. For more information, call Amy Fitzwilliam at 636.922.8335. This camp is part of a national program developed by Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs, the foundation of the Fabricators & Manufacturers Association.

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The St. Charles County Veterans Committee and St. Charles City Veterans Commission will host their annual Memorial Day Program at 1pm on Monday, May 26, on the grounds of the St. Charles County’s Historic Courthouse/Executive Office Building, 100 North Third Street in St. Charles. The event is free and open to the public.

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Four St. Charles Area Businesses Receive Employer of the Year Awards Mayor Sally Faith bestowed Employer of the Year honors on four St. Charles area businesses during the May 6 general membership meeting of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce held at the St. Charles Convention Center. “It is an honor to recognize the successful efforts of local business owners in our community,” said Mayor Faith. “These companies make significant investments in the city of St. Charles, and as employers provide their staff a wide range of support and benefits. In addition,” Faith added, “these local businesses have made generous commitments to paying it forward through contributions to various charitable and civic organizations. Their strides are commendable and set an example worth emulating, which is exactly why each of these businesses is deserving of this recognition.” St. Charles annually presents the Employer of the Year award in the categories of service, manufacturing/industrial, and retail. In 2011, a fourth category was added to the line-up known as the Jack Heck Award, recognizing a business that demonstrates the spirit of community outreach and family values. The 2014 business honorees are: • Service – Shura Garnett, General Manager, Global Spectrum at the St. Charles Convention Center, 1 Convention Center Plaza • Manufacturing/Industrial – Lou Lenkman, President, TLD Concepts, 953 Harmsted Court • Retail – Jay Moore, Owner, Safe Way Tire, 2539 West Clay • Jack Heck Award – Molly Schad, Owner, Molly-O’s Tropical Sno & Chili Shack, 3779 New Town Boulevard

Left to Right – David Leezer, director of economic development for the city of St. Charles; Scott Tate, president/CEO of the St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce; Shura Garnett, general manager of Global Spectrum; Dennis Budde and Jay Moore, co-owners of Safe Way Tire; Cliff Heitmann, president of Bax Engineering Co., Inc.; Tom and Lou Lenkman, owners of TLD Concepts, Inc.; Molly Schad, owner of MollyO’s Tropical Sno & Chili Shack; Mike Heck, representing the family of the late Jack Heck; and Susan Sams, chamber board VP.

The city’s annual economic development awards presentation took place as a part of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce luncheon meeting at the Convention Center, in conjunction with the chamber’s Small Business Person of the Year Award. Cliff Heitmann, president of Bax Engineering Co., Inc., was the chamber’s 2014 recipient. Mayor Faith indicated the city of St. Charles has continued to thrive over the years by encouraging local businesses to grow and expand. “In our ever-changing economic climate, it’s critical to support area business owners so they can keep pace with technology, a growing population, and new product and service offerings,” Faith said. “By helping businesses discover all that is at hand for them in St. Charles we can anticipate dynamic growth in our community throughout 2014 and beyond.”

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Limelight Theater/Thespian Troupe 1917 to Accept 40 Cappies Awards Francis Howell High School’s Limelight Theater/Thespian Troupe 1917 has been nominated for numerous St. Louis CAPPIES Awards (SLC) for the 2013-2014 theatrical season. The 10th Annual CAPPIES Awards Gala will be held on Saturday evening, May 30, 2014 at Lindenwood University’s J. Scheidigger Center for the Arts in St. Charles. The FHHS Limelight Theater program received nominations in 21 out of the 40 CAPPIES award categories (11 Technical, 26 Performance, and 3 Critic categories.) This is a record number of nominations for the Limelight Theater students. The St. Louis CAPPIES is one of the largest

Cappies programs in the state of Missouri. Now in its 10th season, SLC invites public and private high schools from St. Louis, St. Charles and Jefferson Counties to participate in this extraordinary organization. This year, 11 public and private high schools participated in the St. Louis CAPPIES program. In all, the student CAPPIES critics reviewed 22 high school shows and productions from across the St. Louis area during the 2013-2014 school year, as part of the 10th Annual CAPPIES season. Francis Howell High School is the only St. Charles area high school to receive St. Louis CAPPIES nominations for their 2013-2014 theatrical productions.

Ganahl Named New LU Dean for Accelerated Programs

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Lindenwood University has named Gina Ganahl dean of its evening accelerated programs, the College for Individualized Education. She takes the post on Friday, May 2, replacing longtime dean Dan Kemper, who is retiring. Since 2005, Ganahl has served as associate dean for the School of Professional and Continuing Studies at the University of Missouri— St. Louis. She has worked in higher education since 1988, holding positions at the University of Missouri in Columbia, John A. Logan Community College in Marion, Ill., and the University of Southern Illinois in Carbondale. She has a PhD in education from the University of Missouri, as well as a master’s in marketing education and a bachelor’s in marketing and business administration from the University of Missouri and the University of Illinois in Urbana, respectively.

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The Lindenwood College for Individualized Education, established in 1975, is a pioneer in accelerated evening programs in the St. Louis area, offering numerous undergraduate and graduate degrees, utilizing a network of extension centers throughout the St. Louis Metro Area. “I am thrilled to join Lindenwood University as dean of Lindenwood College for Individualized Education,”

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Ganahl said. “The LCIE mission is to deliver high-quality accelerated degree programs, taught in the evening, at its 10 sites in the St. Louis Metropolitan Area. This mission perfectly meshes with my passion for helping adult students achieve their educational goals. I look forward to working with the dedicated LU faculty and administration to develop and enhance tools that help adults overcome the barriers to completing their degrees.” Dr. James D. Evans, president of Lindenwood University, said that Ganahl is an excellent fit for the leadership post for the accelerated evening programs. “Dr. Gahahl is an accomplished and successful educator who understands our region as well as the goals of our accelerated, evening degree programs,” Evans said. “She will be a tremendous asset to the University.”

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When Marvel rebooted the Spider-Man cinematic franchise in 2012, the studio was tasked with getting the beleaguered webslinger back on track. Unfortunately, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, the latest film, is a tedious mess that doesn’t integrate itself very well with other Marvel movies. Andrew Garfield returns as Peter Parker, the high school student who uses his arachnid powers to help people. Peter fights crime, goes to college, and sells photographs to the Daily Bugle to help his Aunt May (Sally Field). When he has time, he also sees his lady love, Gwen Stacy (Emma Stone), but he sometimes disappears on her to help the police. After the death of her father, Captain George Stacy (Denis Leary), Peter experiences flashes of guilt every time he goes out with Gwen. Peter promised the police officer to keep his daughter out of harm’s way, something he feels he is failing to do. Gwen and Peter break up and get back together on a regular basis because of this guilt. Peter also learns more about the death of his parents and what caused their demise. Harry Osborn (Dane DeHaan), Parker’s high school buddy, also needs Spider-Man’s help to battle the genetic disease that’s killing him. Peter’s superpowers may hold the key to a cure for Harry, but he is afraid that the cure may be worse than the disease. Director Marc Webb should have read all available reprints of Spider-Man’s early adventures before tackling The Amazing Spider-Man 2. Webb violates the spirit and intention of the original comic book stories by cramming too many characters and situations into 142 minutes. The introduction of Max Dillon, the man who transforms into Electro, should have been the sole focus of this

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film. Jamie Foxx does a nice job as the nerdy Max and his electrically-charged alter ego, but director Webb doesn’t give him enough time to explore and develop an original Spider-Man villain. The same goes for Harry Osborn, the young man who becomes the Green Goblin. Gwen Stacy has a tragic history with the Green Goblin, but this scenario does not get the time it needs, either. The Green Goblin/ Gwen Stacy encounter was a dramatic turning pointer in the comics, but here it is just an afterthought. The second “Spider-Man” movie with Tobey Maguire in 2004 was nearly perfect. Alfred Molina rocked the screen as Doctor Octopus while Maguire explored Peter’s superhero life and his chance for happiness with Mary Jane Watson. The current movie, in contrast, could be a franchise killer. Here’s hoping Marc Webb reloads his webshooters before tackling yet another Marvel movie. Spider-Man is one of Marvel’s best characters and deserves a director The Amazing Spider-Man 2 photos courtesy of Columbia Pictures

focused on creating the best movie possible. The Amazing Spider-Man 2, rated PG-13 for sequences of scifi action and violence, 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 B a sk e t ball Star is Born D oug ie, as he is affectionately known, shows off his gold medal for his basketball accomplishments in the St Louis basketball league for special kids and adults. Dougie, a long time employee of Pat Hannon’s at Patrick’s Bar & Grill of Westport Plaza, can be seen everyday making sure everything looks great for all the patrons. I especially like it when he serves those

delicious, hot biscuits. Thanks to John Sanders for the picture and information. Doug Ackermann is pictured with Pat Hannon. * A memory that will last a life time Attack Win 74-1 Yes, you read that right. The Gateway Hawks, a local outdoor football team, agreed to play the indoor team in a non-conference game and lost to the Attack by a score of 74-1. Scoring in the X-League is a little different than regulation football. For instance, teams can score one point if their kicker is able to put the ball through the opposing team’s uprights during a kickoff. If you are not familiar with indoor football, that would be about a 60-yard kick off a tee. This is how the Hawks broke the goose egg

and scored their lone point on Saturday night at the Family Arena in St. Charles. The Attack are presently undefeated in the league and will play their next home game on May 23. 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. * Not bad for an exhibition game Rams Pick Up Talent in NFL Draft Head Coach Jeff Fisher and his staff decided this year to start their picks going after bulk, and that they is exactly what they did. For the first time in his 19-years on the clock in the NFL draft, Fisher picked an offensive lineman. Below are the new Rams,

listed in the order in which they were drafted: • Greg Robinson, 6’5”, 332 lbs, offensive tackle, Auburn University • Aaron Donald, 6’1”, 285 lbs, defensive tackle, University of Pittsburgh • Lamarcus Joyner, 5’8”, 184 lbs, defensive back, University of Florida • Tre Mason, 5’8”, 208 lbs, running back, Auburn University • Mo Alexander, 6’1”, 220 lbs, safety, Utah State • E. J. Gaines, 5’10”, 190 lbs, corner back, University of Missouri • Garrett Gilbert, 6’4”, 221 lbs, quarterback, Southern Methodist University • Mitchell Van Dyk, 6’7”, 313 lbs, offensive tackle, Portland State University • C. B. Bryant, 5’9”, 198 lbs,

defensive back, Ohio State University • Michael Sam, 6’2”, 261 lbs, defensive end, University of Missouri • Demetrius Rhaney, 6’2”, 301 lbs, center, Tennessee State University * Good variety O’Fallon has River City Rascal Baseball The Rascals ball club will hear the home plate umpire yell ‘play ball!’ at home in just nine days. For more information, visit www.RiverCityRascals.com * Great prices and entertainment for all ages Former Lindenwood University Gridiron Star Drafted Cornerback Pierre Desir was the first player in Lion history to be taken in the NFL Draft last week. The Cleveland Browns announced him as the 27th player picked in the 4th round. A former soccer player, the Haitian-born athlete impressed the scouts with his 6-foot-1-inch, 198-pound stature during the combines. *Great accomplishment 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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All hail Locomotive, a new Caldecott winner by Brian Floca— feel the earth quake, the vibration in your chest as “the iron horse, the great machine . . . 50 feet and 40 tons” pulls into the station. It’s 1869, and your mother, sister and you are traveling the newly constructed Union Pacific Line to meet your dad out West. The line extends from Nebraska to Sacramento, turning a journey that once took months into a four-day ride on the rails. All phases of the journey, including train mechanics, are explored as the engine passes through the Platte River Valley, the Utah Territory and other locales you’ve only read about in newspapers. Along the way, you and yours will dive into chicken stew and antelope chops at railroad restaurants—but hurry—only 20 minutes to eat before it’s back in the train. Hours are passed, reading, sleeping and playing cards, while your destination draws ever nearer, the engine huffing to pull its load through tunnels and up mountaintop summits. Finally you arrive, happy to be reunited with your dad, all “thanks to the locomotive.”


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The New Grilling Superstar This grilling season, choose lean, tender lamb as the centerpiece for your summer entertaining menu. Once served only for Easter, there’s no reason why lamb can’t be enjoyed all year long. Just as turkey has moved beyond Thanksgiving to become everyday fare, the same is true with lamb meat — it’s readily available for all seasons and easy to prepare, allowing for lamb kabobs, burgers, thinly sliced leg of lamb and chops to be a delicious addition to your grilling occasions.

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Ingredients: For salad: 1/2 cup fat free plain Greek yogurt 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil 1 lemon, zested and juiced 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 1 pint cherry tomatoes, cut in half 1 pound green beans, ends trimmed and cut in half 2 pounds small red new potatoes, larger potatoes cut in half For lamb: 4 cloves garlic, minced 3 tablespoons olive oil 1 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon pepper 2 1/2 pounds lamb loin chops (or 10 loin chops) Directions: In large bowl, whisk together yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, dill, chives, salt, pepper and cherry tomatoes; set aside. In large saucepan bring 6 cups water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender, 3 to 5 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon and add to bowl with dressing. Add potatoes to already simmering water and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Drain potatoes and add to bowl. Toss to coat. Combine garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper in small bowl. Place lamb chops on large tray and rub garlic oil mixture all over lamb loin chops; set aside while grill heats. On gas grill, turn all burners to high, close lid and heat until grates are hot, about 15 minutes. Scrape grates clean. Grill lamb chops about 6 minutes per side or until cooked to 145°F for medium rare. Move to clean plate and let rest 5 minutes. Toss potato salad again and serve with lamb chops.

“In my career as a cookbook author and cooking instructor, I have never seen a more misunderstood ingredient than lamb,” said Amy Riolo, award-winning author, chef, television personality and culinary educator. “While prized in most other places in the world, lamb remains a mystery to most Americans.” If you haven’t tried lamb in a while, you may be surprised by this flavorful protein. While often confused for mutton, the tougher meat of older lamb, young lamb is tender. Others may shy away from this choice protein, believing it has a gamey taste. But modern lamb is raised differently than in the past, resulting in a sweeter, succulent taste. Can lamb fit into a healthy diet? Sure! This rich-tasting meat contains, on average, 175 calories per 3-ounce serving. Lastly, people assume it’s expensive; but value cuts, such as the shoulder, leg and ground lamb can fit into any grocery budget.

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Serve up lean lamb cuts — including the leg, loin and rack — for a protein- and nutrient-packed dish. In fact, on average, a 3-ounce serving delivers almost 50 percent of your daily protein needs and is a good source of iron. Also rich in zinc, selenium and vitamin B-12, a 3-ounce serving of lamb can provide nearly five times the amount of essential omega-3 fatty acids when compared to beef. Lamb is also raised without the addition of synthetic hormones.

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Chef Amy Riolo provides these tips for serving up the most scrumptious, savory lamb right from your own grill. • In a hurry? Choose cubed leg of lamb for kabobs, rib chops or boneless butterflied leg of lamb — cuts which can be grilled in minutes. • Aromatics are lamb’s best friends. Onions, garlic, spices and lemon juice enhance the natural sweet flavor in lamb. • Grilling lamb with garlic, mint and olive oil is a great way to introduce lamb for first-timers. Cut slits into the lamb meat and insert pieces of garlic cloves, then rub with oil and dried mint. • Use a meat thermometer to measure the internal temperature. Lamb will continue cooking after you pull it off the grill, so it’s best to remove it about 10 degrees lower than your target temperature. • Lamb is best served medium rare (145°F) or medium (160°F). All ground lamb should be cooked to 160°F. For more lamb recipes and cooking tips, visit www.leanonlamb. com, www.pinterest.com/leanonlamb or on Twitter @leanonlamb.

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Send your event to editor@mycnews.com and we'll print it! EVENTS 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. Saturday, May 17: Cruisin’ 4 Crider Stopping Stigma in its Tracks 9am-3pm, Crider Health Center, 1032 Crosswinds Court in Wentzville. $25 individual rider, $30 individual rider plus passenger, admission free to public. For more information, visit www. cridercenter.org.

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 Friday, June 13: American Legion Post 313 TPA Sanctioned Tractor Pull. 3-11:30pm, Lone Wolf Park, 2 Main Street in Old Town St. Peters. Gates open at 3:00 pm and close at 11:30 pm. Pulls start at 7:00 pm. Tickets, $15 per person,12 & under free. Shuttle bus will be available from Mid Rivers Mall. 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. June 23-27: “Weird Animals” Bible Camp 9am-noon, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church of Dardenne Prairie. Open to children age 4-5th grade. Register before May 23 online at www.icdparish.org, or contact Barb Morgan barb.morgan@icdparish.org. August 28: Ralph Kaufman Golf

Tournament to benefit children’s charities Registration 10am, Whitmoor Country Club, 1100 Whitmoor Drive in St. Charles. Lunch at 11am, shotgun start at noon. Register online at www.ralphkaufmanmemorial.com. 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. 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

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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. Every Tuesday: Kiwanis Club of St. Charles Noon-1pm at Bogey Hills Country Club, 1120 Country Club Rd. in St.Charles. Every Tuesday: St. Charles Optimist Club Noon-1pm at Pio’s Restaurant. Every Tuesday: Quilting Guild at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 1-4pm Free. Quilt for local charities. No sewing experience required. Every Tuesday: Toastmasters Meeting 7pm at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon. Info: 636.379.2505. 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 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. Every Wednesday: Crossroads Cribbage Club 10am Meets at 1380 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379. 636.528.8379. 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 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 Wednesday. Kiwanis Club of Harvester monthly meeting. Noon, Fratelli’s Restorante, 2061 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.

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3-8pm VFW Post 2866. 66 VFW Lane. Call Bill Sams, 636.724.9612. Every Friday, St. Charles American Legion Post 312 charity bingo 6:30pm, St. Charles American Legion Post 312, 2500 Raymond Drive in St. Charles. For more information call Post 312 at 636.947.7666. Every Saturday: Chess 8-11am or later in the food court at Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters.

Every Thursday: Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon 11:45am Meets at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon. Info: www.ofkiwanis.com.

Every Saturday: Veterans Learn guitar for FREE 9:30am in Historic St. Charles. Info: Bill Dennis at 314.479.5750.

Every Thursday: O’Fallon Rotary Club Breakfast 7:30am at The Holy Cross Lutheran Church (8945 Veterans Memorial Pkwy, across from Fort Zumwalt Park). Visitors welcome. 636.980.1777.

Every Saturday: Peaceful Puppy Mill Protest 11am - 12:30pm at Petland, 6131 Ronald Reagan Drive, Lake St. Louis. banmo.puppymills@yahoo.com.

Every Thursday: Yoga at The St. Charles County Family YMCA 7-7:55pm Any level. Info: 636.928.1928. Third Thursday of the month, Ladies Night Out Cottleville Crafts, Etc..., 5335 Highway N in Cottleville. Vinyl design class. For more information, call 636.441.2700 or visit www.cottlevillecrafts.com. 2nd & 4th Thursday: Alexander Chapter 242/Eastern Star St. Charles Masonic Lodge, 2051 Collier Corporate Parkway, St. Charles. 636.577.0056. Every Friday: Moms Play Group 10am at LSL Community Association, 100 Cognac Ct., Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. 314.479.0306, andreacrislip@gmail.com or www.lslmothersclub.com. Every Friday: VFW Fish Fry

Every Saturday: Charity Bingo 6:30pm, doors open at 4pm. Wentzville Community Club (500 West Main, Wentzville 63385). www.wentzvillefleamarket.org or www.facebook.com/wentzvillecommunity-club. 1st & 3rd Saturday: St Peters Square Dance Club Dances 6:30pm. 1st United Methodist Church, 801 First Capital Dr. www.squaredancestcharles.com. 2nd Sunday: Moscow Mills Lions Breakfast 7am - noon, September - April. Moscow Community Center, Hwy C. $7/adult, $4/child, under 6 free. www.e-clubhouse.org/ sites/moscowmills.

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American Legion Post 312 Church Breakfast. 8am-noon, St. Charles American Legion Post 312, 2500 Raymond Drive in St. Charles. $5, choose from biscuits and gravy or pancakes, both served with eggs and sausage. For more information, call Post 312 at 636.947.7666. CHURCH Northside Church of Christ Free Correspondence Bible Course: Call for more information, 636.293.5030. Operation Backpack: United Methodist Church, Wentzville Food to at-risk children over the weekend. 636.327.6377 Every Tuesday: Ministry To Men: Men’s Introductory Bible Discussion Groups 7am at United Methodist Church, 725 N. Wall St., Wentzville. Groups are interdenominational and beginners as well as “old timers” are welcome. 636.698.5598 or 636.625.3447. 3rd Tuesday: Luncheon for Seniors 11am - 2pm at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd., 636.561.8951

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The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year, and 3 to 4 million are euthanized. Please do your part to control overpopulation and to limit the number of unwanted animals. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS!

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Over the Fence

Joe Morice

Four Minutes of the Kentucky Derby If there was ever a better example of how TV sports programs have gone over the edge, it might be the recent Kentucky Derby. I seldom watch it unless it happens to be on at someone’s house, the local pub or on 50 screens at a TV store I ducked into during a storm. In this case, I was chowing down in a local bar/restaurant. I was told the Kentucky Derby TV extravaganza had started about 8am and continued all day with all sorts of talking heads and interviewers

dressed in expensive garb, poking mikes at various race track officials, owners, trainers, jockeys, vendors, debutantes, bookies and probably track custodians, while the ad industry celebrated in avaricious glee. The derby was finally run around 5:30pm and lasted about four minutes. This appears as over 10 hours of programs and commercials and four minutes of race. The favorite won and the owner smiled broadly under a tengallon hat along with the jockey while everyone else in the winner’s circle applauded. The horse remained unimpressed and stood quietly waiting for dinner and drinks.

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allegedly very successful. After reading his book, I tried handicapping at Fairmont across the Big Muddy on occasion although he warned against betting on horses at lesser tracks. He was probably right. There were no horses that looked, ran or acted like thoroughbred Derby horses, although most of them had four legs and fur. Somehow I seemed able to pick the ones that liked to play follow-theleader or stop for lunch on the back stretch. Oh well. It was fun watching them run full-out down the final stretch…or in the case of my picks; stroll. I did pick a few winners, however. Each time it happened I said, “Hah! Now I’m on their money.” Then I bet the winnings on horses that probably pulled covered wagons in historic events between races. I doubt Kentucky Derby horse owners would’ve let them pull parade floats at homecomings. Actually, some of them were handsome critters. My female friends usually bet on the prettiest ones. They often won more than I did. It made me consider giving up trying to handicap horse races. Perhaps I should’ve asked if race track touts sold tip sheets that We would like to welcome picked winners by how pretty Paul Pagano to our shop. they looked. The last time I went to Fairmont, I sat with some horse race fans who were there quite often. We sat in the restaurant part sipping cocktails between snacks and studying the Vince Seriosa Paul Pagano Racing Form. I managed to Proprietor, Master Barber Master Barber pick one winner. I also manFull service barbers. aged to pick seven losers…but Full shave available. I had fun. It still didn’t cost as much as going to a CardihourS: TueS-Fri: 8aM-6PM, SaT: 8aM-2PM, Sun & Mon: cloSed nal game, and Busch Stadium doesn’t even have parimutuel 139 o’Fallon Plaza | 636-272-1577 windows with smart alecks to snort at my $2 bet. I thought about the Kentucky Derby $1,417,800 first prize that went to California Chrome. Big Deal. That wouldn’t even buy a rookie outfielder.

I wondered if anyone actually stayed glued to their TV’s for 10 hours…or even two hours? I admit I watched the race part. After all, these are the fastest horses in the world. Then I went back to my diet fried chicken. I had made no bets on the race so I had only casual interest. I had read a handicapper’s book many years ago that claimed betting on high-dollar horse races was a fool’s errand. He believed there was too much money bet on favorites that reduced the odds to something not worth the risk. He bet claiming races and such at various well-known tracks and was

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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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