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Sip and Savor



DIY Condiments

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Business Guests enjoy their drinks at 2012’s Sip and Savor Photo courtesy of Greater St. Charles Chamber of Commerce


JLJ Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Summer fun doesn’t have to end on Labor Day. By Lori Tainter, VP member services & new media relations The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the 15th Annual Sip and Savor St. Charles County Taste Event. This year’s event is once again open to the public, and everyone attending can satisfy all of their senses for one ticket price. Sip and Savor will host local restaurants waiting to dish out their finest. Attendees will spend the evening sipping wine or brews while sampling zesty barbecue, gourmet pizza, delicious pasta, sweet treats, and so much more. Organizers are expecting more than 1,000 visitors to enjoy this evening of tasting delicious food, and drinks while listening to live music. Entertainment will be provided by Rhythm Music & Performing Arts of New Town Studio Bands. These performers include Mariah Broeker, Eric Prewitt & Co., and Almost Heroes. As of press time, the restaurants that will be serving up their finest include Burger King, Costco Wholesale Corporation, Dino’s Italian Restaurant, Emeritus at Oak Tree Village, Glazer’s Midwest, Krey Distributing, Laszlo Corporation, Longhorn Steakhouse, The Original HoneyBaked Ham, PFEM Hall & Banquet Center, Prasino Restau-

rant, Quintessential Catering, Raising Canes Chicken Fingers, Rib City, and Summit Distributing. Feel the light breeze at this outdoor event that utilizes the beautiful 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters, near the intersection of Highway 370 and Truman Road. Seating will be available. Tickets are $25 and are available for purchase online at or at the Chamber office 2201 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles. Guests who purchase their tickets in advance will receive a discount; ticket pricing will increase to $30 the week of the event. Group ticket pricing is also available for groups purchasing 10 or more tickets together in advance. All this takes place on Thursday, September 5 from 5:30-8:30pm. Please call the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce at 636.946.0633 for more information, to purchase tickets or for Vendor Booth information. To view a continuously updated list of participating vendors, video, or photos from previous years, check us out at The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is 501c6 non-profit

organization whose mission is to represent, support, and promote Chamber members by educating, communicating, and fostering opportunities for the economic prosperity of business; fostering member relationships by providing networking opportunities; and advocating for the betterment of the community. This event supports local businesses and the Chamber’s mission.



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Jobs photo courtesy of Open Road Films


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Vol. 92 No. 35

Walking for Wellness

In This Issue... 2

Around Town your guide to good news and events like Walking for Wellness’s fight against heroin


Historic Streets Don’t miss out on all the fun in historic St. Charles throughout September.


Lincoln County Life the latest Lincoln County news


Business the latest business news and events like Lake Saint Louis’s Luau at the Lake


School what’s happening for students in St. Charles County like Constitution Week


Movie “Thanks to Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, Jobs is an enjoyable biopic about an innovator and visionary.,” Steve Bryan writes.


Sports, Sudoku, and Book Buzz Local sport authority Gary B fills you in on the weekend’s sporting events.


Recipes Backyard Grilling with DIY Condiments


What’s Happening the only events calendar you need to stay entertained all week long




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.

Walking for Wellness was created in memory of St. Charles County local Nicky Vigna and all other families who have lost a child, sibling, parent or friend to heroin. We walk to raise awareness to prevent this from happening to anyone else, and to stay healthy. Please join us. For more information, please visit

Family Dental Care at Winghaven to Participate in Free Dentistry Day People of all ages in the O’Fallon community will have the opportunity to receive free dentistry services including cleanings and extractions at Family Dental Care at Winghaven located at 3009 Winghaven Blvd on Friday, September 20. Dr. Duc Tang and the team at Family Dental Care at Winghaven along with Dr. Jennifer Tharp from Creative Smiles Dental Care and Dr. Brian

Waldman of Smile Design Dental Center will be improving the oral health of needy citizens as part of Free Dentistry Day; a day dedicated providing dental care to the growing number of Americans without dental insurance. Free cleanings and extractions will be given between 8 am – 12 pm. For more information, please call 636.561.5160 or visit Appointments will be accepted on a first come first served basis the day of the event. One third of Americans are living without dental insurance and current economic conditions leave little room to afford dental procedures. Without events like Free Dentistry Day, dental care simply isn’t an option for many uninsured people.

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Celebrate Labor Day at Mount Pleasant Estates Visit Mount Pleasant Estates this Labor Day to soak up the last bit of summer. Enjoy a live performance by the Well Hungarians and All-American barbeque favorites. Our culinary team is preparing hot items fresh off the grill. Enjoy breathtaking views of the Missouri River Valley as you stroll and feast. The event will be Sunday, September 1 with live music on the patio from 2pm - 5pm and barbeque will be served from 1pm – 4pm on the Terrace. Free admission. Barbeque tickets cost $13 for adults, $8 for children 6-12 and free for children under 5. Mount Pleasant Estates is located at 5634 High Street in Augusta. For more information, please call 636.482.WINE or visit

Fast Pitch Softball Clinic Teaches Proper Mechanics Softball pitchers who want to gain an edge on the mound can sharpen their skills at the Fast Pitch Softball Pitching Clinic available through the St. Peters Rec-Plex. Instructors in this indoor clinic work to improve pitchers’ mechanics and teach proper technique. The clinic is open to beginning, intermediate and advanced students. During fall 2013, weekly clinics are available beginning Monday, October 14, Tuesday, October 15 and Wednesday, October 16. The program fee is $95 for eight half-hour sessions. The clinic emphasizes basic throwing mechanics using the windmill motion. Learn balance, proper arm path and proper follow-through. Instructors John Jackson, Dena (Jackson) Derickson and Lauren Melchoir offer several decades of combined experience. The clinic maintains a strict 4-to-1 student-to-instructor ratio for plenty of one-on-one training. Beginning students learn how to throw the fastball and changeup pitches. Instructors stress fundamental pitching mechanics and allow each pitcher to develop at their own pace. Intermediate and advanced pitchers build on their skills. Register for Fast Pitch Softball Pitching Clinic online at www. or at the St. Peters Rec-Plex, 5200 Mexico Road. The program meets inside St. Peters’ Sports Center gymnasium in Sports Center Park at 7 North Service Road in Old Town St. Peters.


Community Encouraged to Nominate a Lifesaver for the Local American Red Cross 2014 Lifesaver Awards The American Red Cross is encouraging the community to recognize local heroes by submitting nominations for the 2014 American Red Cross Lifesaver Awards Breakfast. Each year, the American Red Cross honors community members who acted heroically to help someone in critical need. These individuals are nominated in advance by friends and family; the winners will be honored at the Lifesaver Awards Breakfast in March. The criteria to nominate a lifesaver are as follows: the nominee must have responded courageously to someone in acute distress; the lifesaving event must have occurred in the recent past and the nominee must live in the Bi-state area. To nominate a lifesaver, visit the website and complete the nomination form before November 1, 2013. The 10 Lifesaver Award categories are included below: Good Samaritan Youth: Presented to an outstanding youth who bravely responded to a potentially life-threatening emergency. Good Samaritan Adult: Presented to an outstanding adult who courageously responded to a potentially life-threatening emergency. Healthcare Professional: Presented to a doctor or nurse who exhibited extraordinary response to an emergency or ongoing situation. Disaster Relief: Presented to an individual(s) who exhibited heroic efforts in response to a disaster.

Emergency Medical: Presented to an individual(s) with a duty to respond who, during a time of crisis, provided extraordinary medical assistance, including CPR and/or firstaid to a person or persons in need. Firefighter: Presented to a professional or volunteer firefighter(s) whose actions were above the call of duty. Water Safety: Presented to an individual(s) who demonstrated heroic efforts in response to an aquatic emergency. Blood Services: Presented to a blood or platelet donor who has gone above the call of duty in responding to the need for blood and/or platelets. Law Enforcement: Presented to a professional police officer(s) or related law enforcement official(s) who exhibited heroism either in an emergency or through an on-going response. Military: Presented to an active, reserve, ROTC or retired member of the Armed Forces, or military supporter, who acted heroically beyond the call of duty. The lifesaver nomination can also be mailed to: American Red Cross Attn: Kelsey Vaughan 10195 Corporate Square Drive St. Louis, MO 63132 For more information on corporate sponsorship opportunities, please contact Jill Myers at 314.516.2790.

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September Proclaimed “Drive the Great River Road Month”

Decide Next Inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians

The Mississippi River Parkway Commission is proclaiming September as “Drive the Great River Road Month” all across the nation. The proclamation is part of a year-long celebration of the Great River Road National Scenic Byway’s 75th anniversary in 2013. “Drive the Great River Road Month” is an open invitation to plan a fun and memorable road trip along the nearly 3,000 mile byway that runs through ten states, from Minnesota to Louisiana. It is one of the oldest, longest and most unique scenic byways in North America, offering a gateway to the Mississippi river valley’s great history, the blending of cultures and a host of recreational options to all who journey it for three quarters of a century and counting. The long list of must-see attractions and exciting family-friendly events is certainly a big draw for visitors along the Great River Road. There are magnificent natural wonders, captivating historical sites and unique cultures to experience. Many travelers are also taking interest in the river valley’s agriculture, exploring the area’s delightful orchards, cheese factories, nurseries, tree farms, wineries and farmers markets. In celebration of “Drive the Great River Road Month,” there will also be a sweepstakes going on during the month of September. The “Drive the Great River Road Sweepstakes” kicks off September 1 and will award fans who like the Great River Road on Facebook a chance to win a $750, so they can experience this amazing byway for themselves. More information can be found on and Plan a day’s drive or a month-long excursion along the Great River Road National Scenic Byway with the help of Here you’ll find information on all the states’ interpretive centers (museums and historic sites showcasing the historic stories of the Mississippi), upcoming events and must-see attractions, along with suggested itineraries and maps to help plan a trip that’s just right for you.

House Speaker Tim Jones is asking the people of the State of Missouri to assist in deciding the next inductees into the Hall of Famous Missourians. Jones announced today that he will accept public input on potential candidates for the Hall, which currently consists of more than 40 bronze busts of famous Missourians such as Harry Truman, Mark Twain, Susan Elizabeth Blow, Walt Disney and Laura Ingalls Wilder. Jones plans to induct three new members into the Hall in the coming year. He said the public will be empowered to decide two of the inductees while he will determine the third and final selection. Traditionally, the Speaker of the House has had sole discretion over the selection process for the Hall, but Jones said it is time for the people of Missouri to have a say in the process. Jones said Missourians will be able to nominate individuals for inclusion in the Hall through an online form located at the official site of the Missouri House of Representatives ( Jones will accept nominations for a period of 30 days and will formulate a “Top 10” list based on the results and other important criteria as recommended by nonpartisan staff of the Missouri House. Visitors to the site will then have the opportunity to cast their votes for the final 10 nominees with the two highest vote getters being selected for induction into the Hall of Famous Missourians. To visit the Hall of Famous Missourians inductee nomination page directly, please visit Suggestions will be accepted until Friday, September 13. Voting will conclude Sunday, October 13.

SeeClickFix Mobile App Enables Residents to Report Non-Emergency Issues SeeClickFix is a new mobile app giving residents and business owners an opportunity to report and track non-emergency issues using their smartphones. The app empowers citizens, community groups, and media organizations to take care of and improve our neighborhoods within the City of St. Charles. City officials and staff can’t be in all places at all times, so this helpful app makes it easy for everyone to support the effort to keep our community a great place to live, work and play. With a few clicks, citizens can report and monitor problems in the City of St. Charles using their iPhone, Android, or Blackberry devic-

es. The SeeClickFix mobile app makes it easy and accessible for everyone to communicate concerns in real time. With the SeeClickFix app, you can: Report: Submit problems directly to city staff and provide detailed information such as title and description; even attach an image using your camera or photo/video gallery. Target: Use the GPS in your smartphone to pinpoint the exact location of your problem, or drag the map marker, or input the address manually. Interact: View, comment on, vote to fix, or update issues already reported by your neighbors. Share your issue by posting to Facebook, Twitter, and more. Inform: Stay up-to-date and receive messages whenever someone interacts with issues you submitted or follow. This new technology is available today. If you have a smartphone, you can download the SeeClickFix app and start using it today. You don’t have a smartphone? No problem…access is available online by visiting www., then type in “St. Charles, MO” to get started. Don’t want to use this new technology? You can always pick up the phone and call City Hall at 636.949.3200, or access city departments online at • Community News - St. Charles County • August 28, 2013

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Vendor Opportunities Available at Court Rules in Favor of St. Charles County Bark for the Park Parade and Show in Funeral Law Protest Case Opportunities are available for vendors to participate in the Bark for the Park Dog Parade and Show on Saturday, September 14. Proceeds from the event will help build the Rotary Dog Park at St. Peters’ 370 Lakeside Park. This event is a collaborative effort between the Rotary Club of St. Peters and the City of St. Peters and will be held from 9am - 2pm at 370 Lakeside Park. Admission is free. For more information on becoming a vendor at the Bark for the Park Parade and Show, contact Christine Rutherford at 314.262.0624 or email at

Art Break Day! Art Break Day is a free community art event where the public is provided the opportunity and space to create art for free. On September 6 from 10am - 5pm at the Foundry Art Centre, come inside to make your own original artwork; all supplies will provided for you and you will have free access to paint brushes, paper, pencils, paints, and crayons. Everyone is welcome to have a seat and make art for free. The first 1,000 ARTbreakers will also take home a free gift. Art Break Day was created by two passionate artists, Lisa Rasmussen and Lauren Odell Usher of Art is Moving, who have taken things into their own hands and created a free community art event centered toward offering art to the masses. Art Break Day aims to encourage people to take a momentary break to create art. According to Rasmussen, “creating art together in a public space encourages dialogue between strangers and allows everyone the opportunity to discover the power of art. Rarely in our busy lives do we make room for it.” No prior art-making experience is necessary to attend this free event. Visit for more information.

Members of the Westboro Baptist Church challenged ordinance prohibiting picketing one hour before or after at or near funerals in unincorporated county On August 20, the United States District Court in St. Louis granted a motion dismissing a lawsuit filed by members of the Westboro Baptist Church, which challenged St. Charles County’s ordinance prohibiting picketing one hour before or one hour after at or near funerals in unincorporated county. Shirley Phelps-Roper and Megan PhelpsRoper, plaintiffs, claimed that enforcement of the ordinance violated their First Amendment free speech, religious liberty and assembly rights. They also claimed that the ordinance violates Missouri’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act. According to the judgment, the plaintiffs assert that “they picket near certain funerals, including those of American soldiers, to publish their beliefs that God is punishing America for its failure to obey God’s Word...” The members of Westboro filed the lawsuit shortly after the ordinance was passed in Dec. 2010. The ordinance defines picketing at a funeral as “Protest activities engaged in by a person or persons located within three hundred

(300) feet of the premises of a cemetery, mortuary, church or other place of worship or other location during, and which target, a funeral.” Those who do not follow the ordinance will be charged with a misdemeanor. If convicted, the individual(s) will be charged with a maximum $1,000 fine. St. Charles County Councilman Joe Brazil was the original sponsor of the ordinance. “I think it is a great victory for us,” said Brazil. “Families deserve privacy and the right to grieve the loss of their loved one without having hateful and disrespectful protest activities nearby.” The ruling in favor of St. Charles County came after the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld similar funeral restrictions for the city of Manchester and the state of Missouri. “Families have the right to mourn their loved ones peacefully and privately,” said St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann. “I hope this ruling sends a message and helps to set more precedents.”


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Cajun Sunday Funday

Center, Saint Charles Admission: $20 General Admission, $15 Foundry Member Info: 636.255.0270 or

When: September 8, 1-6pm Where: 100 N. Main St., Saint Charles

Man in Black: The Music of Johnny Cash When: September 13, 7pm Where: Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main

MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts When: September 13-15

Where: 100 N. Main St., Saint Charles Info: 314.482.5476 or

An Evening with Martin Short

When: September 14, 8pm Where: Lindenwood's J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts, 2300 West Clay, Saint Charles Admission: $48.50-$68.50 Info: 636.949.4433 or

Music on Main

When: September 18, 5-7:30pm Where: 100 N. Main St., Saint Charles, MO 63301 Admission: Free Info:


When: September 27-29 on Friday, 4-11pm, Saturday, 10am – 11pm, Sunday, 10am – 5pm Where: Frontier Park, 222 S. Riverside Dr., Saint Charles Admission: Free Info:

Lewis and Clark Fife and Drum Corps

When: September 28, 12-1pm Where: 230 S. Main St., Saint Charles Info: 314.601.4758

Summer Lunch Program a Success This summer the Lincoln County R-III School District served, on average, more than 325 lunches every day through the Seamless Summer Lunch Program. In total, 16,101 lunches were served in 49 days. The R-III District launched the program in the summer of 2012 in response to a growing population of students enrolling in the Free And Reduced lunch program. It was the first time the district qualified to participate in a free summer lunch program funded through the National School Lunch Program. During its inaugural summer, the Seamless Summer Lunch Program served 15,785 lunches over 52 days. The Seamless Summer Meal program provides nutritiously balanced lunches throughout the summer months to any child up to the age of 18 for free, regardless of income. The R-III District plans to continue the program.

LCMC Plans Breast Cancer Walk Join Lincoln County Medical Center on Saturday, September 28, for the 4th Annual Lincoln County Medical Center Stroll Through The Park, a 2-mile breast cancer walk beginning and ending at the Stone Shelter Pavilion in the beautiful Cuivre River State Park. Registration begins at 8am; survivors will be honored at 8:45am, and the walk will begin at 9am. Registration is $15 before September 19 and $20 on the day of the event. This community-wide event has raised over

$11,000 in the last three years for Gateway to Hope. Gateway to Hope provides comprehensive treatment for uninsured and underinsured individuals in Missouri including Lincoln County diagnosed with breast cancer, as well as those genetically at high risk for the disease, who are not eligible for state or federally funded care. For the second year, Lincoln County Medical Center has partnered with Gateway to Hope to provide lymphedema treatment to uninsured or underinsured to individuals in Lincoln County who have been diagnosed with Breast Cancer. For more information, please call 636.528.8551. Registration forms are available at • Community News - St. Charles County • August 28, 2013


Progress West Healthcare Center Announces Name Change

JLJ Technology Celebrates with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Progress West HealthCare Center, St. Charles County’s only acute care hospital along I-64/40 in O’Fallon, is pleased to announce it has a new name: Progress West Hospital. The patient-centered mission, vision and values will remain the same, as will the highly-qualified physicians, nurses and team members. Progress West’s name change celebrates its mission and brings attention to the essential services it provides to our community. “Over the past year, we’ve been conducting extensive market research in St. Charles County,” says Barbara McLaurine, manager, marketing and communications. “Consumers and patients expressed their confusion regarding the term ‘healthcare center’ and voiced their understanding that ‘hospitals’ are full-service, treat more serious needs, have emergency departments, and are where you go for surgery or treatment. With this, we have made the decision to rename Progress West HealthCare Center to Progress West Hospital. Being clear and straightforward about who we are and what we do is critical. Our community depends on hospitals for life-saving care when accidents occur, and we want to ensure patients in St. Charles County know Progress West is a hospital here to serve them.” Progress West’s name change is just one way BJC HealthCare in St. Charles County is making patient-centric decisions to help consumers understand their health care options. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West Hospital share a close connection. Each hospital shares the vision to deliver a personalized and exceptional experience. The hospitals work together as one team, collaborating to give consumers broader access to specialties such as orthopedics, cardiology, stroke, and women’s services; to improve coordination of care; and to make health care more convenient for patients. Moving forward, consumers will see that reflected in a new co-branded logo. For a referral to a board-certified primary care physician or specialist on staff at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital or Progress West Hospital, call 636.928.WELL (9355) or visit

JLJ Technology celebrated their new location in O’Fallon, Missouri with a Ribbon Cutting ceremony on July 12. Pictured are Owners, Jeff and Liddy Arneson joined by family, friends and community members. Also in attendance for the celebration were representatives of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce and the Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. JLJ Technology serves as your out-sourced IT department, or can complement the efforts of your existing technical staff; including hardware, software, technical support, software updates, network administration and security, website development and hosting and more. Partnering with leaders in the industry to supply the best hardware and software solutions, JLJ consults with their clients to implement a technology plan that best suits their business. Residential, individual and commercial services are available. JLJ Technology is located


at 2427 Hwy K in O’Fallon, Missouri. Call 636.240.0505 or visit them online at www. The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce is committed to promoting economic vitality in O’Fallon and the St. Charles County Region while providing members with networking opportunities, education and advocacy in public policy decisions affecting business.

Luau at the Lake Aloha! The Western St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce is hosting its 6th Annual Luau at the Lake. The luau will be held at Boulevard Park Amphitheater, 2550 Lake Saint Louis Boulevard, Lake St. Louis, on Saturday, September 7, from 6-10pm. It’s sure to be fun, and you are invited. Put on your wildest Hawaiian wear. Cost is $40/person. If you reserve a table of 8, you will earn one free ticket. Your ticket will include dinner, an open bar and entertainment. There will be the following for your enjoyment: a Steel Drum Band, Lighted cups, a great raffle, a Limbo contest, Hula dancing and Live Entertainment. We will have specialty drinks, Hawaiian food and a pig roast. For tickets and more information, call the chamber office at 636.327.6914 or visit



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WSD “Teacher of the Year” Jennifer Gorton Served as Grand Marshal of Wabash Days Parade

u St. Charles Kiwanis Award Scholarships Pictured are: Kiwanis Club President Jay Lenox, SCCC recipient Carol Powell, Alexandra Jean Forquer from St. Charles High, Katlyn Gardner and Christina Naumann from St. Charles West. Not pictured are Michael Deluvia from Duchesne and Abbigail Wooten from St. Charles High.

Photography Classes

Duello Elementary 4th grade teacher Jennifer Gorton was chosen to serve as the Honorary Grand Marshal of the Wabash Days Community Club Parade on August 24. Mrs. Gorton was selected as the Wentzville School District “Teacher of the Year” for the 2012-13 school year. She is beginning her fifth year with the Wentzville School District, and has previously taught in the Hazelwood and Ferguson-Florissant School Districts. Mrs. Gorton serves as the grade level chair and has won the Community Builder Award at Duello for the past two years. She says “you’re never too old to learn” and proved that when she received her Master’s Degree from Missouri Baptist earlier this year. Mrs. Gorton celebrates each student as an individual, and works diligently to meet the needs of every child and make them feel successful and proud. Wabash Days, now in its 10th year, is a celebration of Wentzville’s history and railroad heritage. Both the Holt and Timberland High School marching bands also participated.

St. Charles Community College has expanded its line of continuing education photography classes this fall. These classes, taught by experienced professional photographers, will provide a more hands-on learning experience and are appropriate for the beginner to the more advanced amateur photographer. Classes range from one session to four sessions, with costs from $29 to $89 per course. Photography classes offered this fall include: • Beginner’s Digital Camera Photography (beginner level) • Click and Learn (beginner-intermediate Level) • Travel Photography (beginner- advanced level) • Take a Picture of… (beginner-intermediate level) • Pro Tips and Tricks to Get Those Great Shots (beginner-advanced level) • Art of Photography (beginner-advanced level) • Effective Use of Lenses (intermediate- advanced level) • Basics of Digital Infrared Photography (intermediate-advanced level) • Beyond Photoshop Basics – Retouching Photos (intermediate-advanced level) • Holiday Photography (beginner-intermediate level) For more information about Continuing Education photography classes, contact Lynn Watkins at 636.922.8309 or visit

America Celebrates U.S. Constitution Local DAR Chapter Partners with Prairie View Grade School to Celebrate Constitution Week. The Caroline Close Stuart Chapter, NSDAR is partnering with the Prairie View grade school to celebrate Constitution Week. Beginning September 17, the week-long commemoration of America’s most important document is one of our country’s least known official observances. Under the direction of Cynthia Ivancic, DAR Chapter member and third-grade teacher at Prairie View, the school will read stories in the classroom about the founders of the United States and ring bells in celebration of the Constitution. They will spend the week learning about the freedoms and liberties found in the Constitution. All the Social dance classes start Sept. 9 at SCC.

Variety of classes and levels offered. 8 weeks/$48 per person. For beginners to advanced dancers. Ages 14 to adults.

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students in the school also helped create a wall sized flag of patriotism from the outline of their hands. “We must remember and teach that those who wrote the Constitution believed no government can create freedom, but that government must guard freedom rather than encroach upon the freedoms of its people” stated Cynthia. “The Constitution by itself cannot guarantee liberty. Therefore, Constitution Week is the perfect opportunity to read and study this great document which is the safeguard of our American liberties.” The tradition of celebrating the Constitution was started years ago by the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). In 1955, the Daughters petitioned Congress to set aside September 17-23 annually to be dedicated for the observance of Constitution Week. The resolution was later adopted by the U.S. Congress and signed into Public Law #915 Instructors Stan Mayer on August 2, 1956 by President and Linda Landwehr Dwight D. Eisenhower. The aims of the celebration are to (1) emphasize citizens’ responsibilities for protecting and defending the Constitution, preserving it for posterity; (2) inform the people that the Constitution is the basis for America’s great heritage and the foundation for our way of life; and (3) encourage the study of the historical events which led to the framing of the Constitution in September 1787. The DAR has long promoted patriotism through commemorative celebrations, memorials, scholarships and activities for children, and programs for new immigrants. For more information about the DAR contact Regent, Karen Wisner at 314.772.9486, or visit www. • Community News - St. Charles County • August 28, 2013




By Steve Bryan - Rated: PG-13

During his final years, Steve Jobs, the late CEO of Apple, turned into an almost legendary figure. After changing the way people listen to music, Wall Street waited patiently for announcements about the iPhone and iPad, two other devices that proved to be technological game changers. After his passing, friends and colleagues continued to call him “innovative” and “a visionary.” That may be true on some levels, but the new biopic about the man makes him look like a real jerk. Jobs examines his adult life in detail, focusing on the early days of Apple Computers. It doesn’t paint a very pretty picture, though, of the man or his ethics. Ashton Kutcher does an outstand- Jobs photo courtesy of Open Road Films ing job in the lead role. Adopting Steve Jobs’ mannerisms and slumped-shouldered Thanks to Ashton walk, Kutcher portrays Apple’s founder from Kutcher and Josh his eccentric collegiate days through the introduction of a tiny, brick-like device called Gad, Jobs is an the iPod. Though the actor is fun to watch enjoyable biopic each week on “Two and a Half Men,” Kutcher about an innovator slips into Steve Jobs’ persona with surprisand visionary. ing ease. To the world at large, Jobs was an almost mythical figure, but he wasn’t a very happy man. If this biopic is even half-true, Jobs abandoned friends and colleagues when they were no longer useful to him. For those who only knew the man from his corporate presentations, Jobs comes as something of a shock. It’s easy to assume that Jobs created Apple’s first computer, but the movie shows his definite lack of technical expertise. If the story is to be believed, best friend Steve Wozniak (a brilliant Josh Gad) was the real genius behind the home computer revolution. To its credit, Jobs portrays the title character as a man with

vision. Jobs may not have known how to build an iPhone, but he knew what the public wanted—even before they did. Like Dr. Seuss’ Once-ler, Jobs created a need for things, but he wasn’t mindful of the cost. There was no mythical Lorax around to caution him about the consequences of his actions. Jobs also offers an interesting look at corporate America. Jobs and his colleagues started Apple Computer in his parents’ garage, but once the company took off, other people worked to take the reins away from him. As unfair as that sounds, it is standard operation procedure

in many industries. Thanks to Ashton Kutcher and Josh Gad, Jobs is an enjoyable biopic about an innovator and visionary. Instead of nominating Jobs for sainthood, director Joshua Michael Stern shows the all-too-human side of a man whose name has become synonymous with computers. Jobs rated PG-13, for some drug content and brief strong 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 Football Starts at Lindenwood This past Thursday, Lindenwood University’s first full season in the MIAA conference began. The Lions kicked off the season with the opening of training camp. There are several big stories heading into the 2013 season, the main one being Pierre Desir. Desir is a senior cornerback for the Lions and will likely be the first player from the program to be drafted in the NFL Draft come Spring 2014. He has been selected a preseason NCAA Division II All-American by three media outlets. Before all that begins, the immediate excitement hinges upon Lindenwood’s eligibility for the NCAA Division II playoffs. Last season, Lindenwood participated in the Mineral Water Bowl, however if LU qualifies for the playoffs, it would be a first in LU’s history. The Lions’ season kicks off Thursday Sept. 5 against Lincoln (Mo.) at home. *Provided by Chris Nickler, Lindenwood University Sports Information Assistant

the contest chatting with the media. “The first half Ogletree plays were the kind of plays we expect him we made some plays, and the second half we didn’t. to make. That’s why we drafted him. Kicker Greg ZuI was pleased to a certain extent from a defensive erlein hit the long field goal and all the touchbacks. standpoint. Often times when you play Broncos’ QB Then finally, we got to see our young returner, wide Peyton Manning, we look at it as field goals are wins receiver Tavon Austin, in action, which was good.” for the defense, and so we were able to do that. We, *The regular season starts at home, Sunday Septemobviously, got the turnover and got a couple third- ber 8 against the Arizona Cardinals down stops, which is hard to do. He came at Rascals Looking To Make Playoffs us, a lot of quick-count O’Fallon’s team has won the last seven games in a stuff. Did a good job row (as of this past Sunday), and still trail the Gatewith the cadence, we way Grizzlies from across the Mississippi River for need that work. second place. “Overall, I thought Outfielder Evan Crawford is a big part of the Raswe tackled better. He cals offense as he is hitting .315, tied for seventh in the challenged our secleague. On the mound, right-hander Craig Goodman ondary. We respondhas started 15 games for the club so far this year and ed. I thought our safehas won seven of those. ty play, in particular, The River City’s last home game of the regular seawas pretty solid. In son is Sunday, September 1 against the Southern Ilthe hurry-up offense, linois Miners at TR Hughes. September 5 is the final when you have two road game in Evansville. young safeties that just Rams’ Coach Fisher, photo courtesy the *Keep those bats hot line up left and right Rams Gary Baute, a St. Louis native, may be educated in busiand go. One first down Rams Drop Third Exhibition Game But…. ness but he lives and breathes sports. As a fan or an athThe St. Louis Football Rams traveled to Denver, it may be the strong lete, Gary is all sports all the time. He hosted a radio sports CO, to take on Payton Manning’s Broncos and came safety, second down he may be the free safety. That program on KFNS, emceed the River City Rascals’ inauhome with a 27-26 loss. says a lot for both safeties—Rodney’s (McLeod) de- gural season, and co-hosted, among Rams’ head coach had some mixed feelings about velopment and for T.J. (McDonald). I thought that many other activities. Currently he broadcasts a radio show was good. As we talked, linebacker Alec’s on 590 ‘The Man’ and 1380 ‘The Woman.’ Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by-3 box Murders Quell Innocence in includes all the digits 1 through 9.


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Some favorite novels are coming of age stories. Dream with Little Angels, fills the bill, a debut book by Michael Hiebert with a setting that’s reminiscent of summers spent sitting on the front porch sipping glasses of lemonade, life in a simpler time when kids played outside and parents didn’t see them till supper. Sadly, the innocence of Alvin, Ala., is tainted in the mid1970s when a young girl disappears. Her ravaged, naked body later discovered in a desolate area. Twelve years pass, the case is still unsolved and Leah Teal, a member of the town’s police force, remains haunted by her inability to find the girl’s killer. Teal has her hands full at home, as well. Her 11-year-old son Abe doesn’t rock the boat, but her daughter has discovered boys and is rebelling against her mother’s authority—strict rules Leah sets in place because she doesn’t want Carry to end up like she did, as a pregnant teenager. Though Leah’s marriage worked out, she is now a widow, having lost her husband in a car accident. Young Abe is a precocious boy. He runs the streets and woods with his buddy Dewey. The two are the neighborhood watchdogs. When a rather peculiar man named Farrow moves in next to Abe’s house, they’re sure he’s up to no good and is responsible for the disappearance of another young girl, Mary Ann Dailey. But Leah Teal isn’t having any of it. The new crime reawakens her guilt about not solving the former case, and her heart breaks seeing another family in chaos. Leah becomes obsessed with finding Mary Ann, all the while tightening her grip on her daughter’s dalliances, sure Carry is putting herself in harm’s way. When a third girl disappears, a little African American child that Abe and Dewey were the last ones to see, and Mary Ann’s body turns up in a shallow grave, Leah makes an arrest. Subtle hints are dropped throughout the mystery, yet the murderer’s identity comes as a surprise. Dream with Little Angels has engaging characters, a riveting plot and pacing that flips between languid and runaway train. It’s a marvelous portrait of small-town America, and families struggling to come to grips with a trying, terrifying series of ordeals. Reprinted with permission. Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2013. • Community News - St. Charles County • August 28, 2013


Personalize Backyard Grilling with DIY Condiments Celebrate the upcoming summer holidays by declaring your independence from traditional burger, hot dog and sausage toppers. Simple Do-It-Yourself condiments take minutes to make and can be tailored to create custom flavors that will impress family and friends. From Worcestershire pub mustard to Cajun spiced ketchup, there are many ways to make traditional toppings unique and memorable. “It’s as easy as adding herbs and spices to store-bought mayonnaise to create a lemony herb mayo upgrading a grilled chicken sandwich,” said Chef Kevan Vetter of McCormick. “Or, combine Dijon mustard with Grill Mates Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning for a bold spread that’s perfect on grilled hot dogs, bratwurst or other sausages.” For more flavor-boosting ideas and recipes, visit To connect with other grilling enthusiasts, join the Grillerhood at

Lemony Herb Mayonnaise Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup mayonnaise 1 teaspoon McCormick® Oregano Leaves 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Basil Leaves 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon McCormick® Garlic Powder Directions: Mix all ingredients in small bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Worcestershire Pub Mustard Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1/2 cup Dijon mustard 1 teaspoon McCormick® Grill Mates® Worcestershire Pub Burger Seasoning Directions: Mix mustard and Seasoning in small bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Cajun Spiced Ketchup Makes 8 servings Ingredients: 1 cup ketchup 1 tablespoon McCormick® Perfect Pinch® Cajun Seasoning

Directions: Mix ketchup and Seasoning in small bowl until well blended. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. In the last issue, we mistakenly called for 21 bananas in the Frosty Orange Banana Sipper recipe. We are sorry for the error. Here is the correct recipe:

Frosty Orange Banana Sipper Makes 1 serving Ingredients: 1 medium banana, peeled, chunked and frozen 3 ounces frozen orange juice concentrate 1 cup low-fat milk 1 container (6 ounces) low-fat vanilla yogurt Directions: Set milk in freezer 30 minutes before using. Combine all ingredients in a blender; blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into glass and enjoy.



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Send your event to and we'll print it! CHURCH Operation Backpack: United Methodist Church, Wentzville Food to at-risk children over the weekend. 636.327.6377 3rd Tuesday: Luncheon for Seniors 11am - 2pm at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd., 636.561.8951 2nd Wednesday: Noon Luncheon Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1515 Hwy T, Foristell, 636.673.2144. EVENTS

Now: Men’s Senior Softball Info: 636.281.0891 Now: Flex & Strength Adult Yoga Registrations for September 2013 City of Lake Saint Louis Parks & Recreation Department Classes 6 weeks on Mondays & Thursdays (12 total classes). $54/Resident, $66/Non-Resident. look under the parks and recreation section. Now-September 20: ‘It’s About Time: Past, Present and Future’ Art Exhibition Gallery of the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts Building, St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers

Mall Drive in Cottleville. Free and open to the public. choltz@stchas. edu or 636.922.8556. September 3: Cardinals Watch Party 6:10pm. Llywelyn’s Pub WingHaven, 37434 Village Center Drive, O’Fallon. September 6: Dean Christopher Brings Rat Pack to St. Peters 7pm at St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre. Tribute to Tom Jones, Johnny Mathis, Elvis Presle, Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis and Dean Martin. $10 in advance, $15 at the door. 636.397.6903, ext. 1624. September 6: Art House Movie Matinee - Les Diaboliques Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Rd. in St. Charles. This classic suspense film with all of its twists and turns was an inspiration to Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho. Free & open to the public (18 yrs +). Refreshments served. or 636.926.7323. September 7: Pet Festival Immanuel Lutheran Church & School, 632 E. Highway N, Wentzville. Pet Demonstrations & Pre-

sentations (St. Louis Disc Dogs and St. Charles County Sheriff ’s Department). 314.324.5605 or

7:15pm - 9pm. Parkside Retirement Living, 2150 W. Randolph, St Charles. Free. 314.757.9756 or

September 7: Free Dentistry Day Free dentistry services including prophylaxis cleanings and extractions at Streets of St. Charles Dental, 1520 South 5th Street, Suite 103. A blood drive will also be held during the event. 636.493.6494 or

Ongoing Events

September 9: Choral Arts Youth & Choral Arts Singers Begin Rehearsal 6:15pm & 7:30pm at Transfiguration Episcopal Church in Lake St. Louis. All ages welcome. Auditions are not required and the fee is $80. Public concerts will be given in December. www.concertarts. org or Paul Godt at September 10: Vino van Gogh 6pm. Llywelyn’s Pub WingHaven, 37434 Village Center Drive, O’Fallon. Guests must pre-register at September 12: Get your diploma in Modern Square Dance

1st Monday: Gardeners of St. Charles County Monthly Meeting 6:30pm. Various locations. 314.304.7480. 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. 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 6:30 p.m. at the Kisker Road Library, 1000 Kisker Road. Info: Jeanne at 314.605.8563. 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 - 1 p.m. at the Columns Banquet Center in St. Charles. Every Tuesday: Quilting Guild at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 1-4 p.m. Free. Quilt for local charities. No sewing experience required.

Every Tuesday: Toastmasters Meeting 7 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon. Info: 636.379.2505. Every Tuesday & Thursday: Tai Chi at the St. Charles County Family YMCA 8-9am and 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 10 a.m. Free. Bring a favorite snack to share. Anybody welcome. Every Wednesday: Crossroads Cribbage Club 10 a.m. Meets at 1380 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379. 636.528.8379. Every Wednesday: Wednesday Night Men’s Golf League 5 p.m., tee off at 5:30 p.m. at Heritage of Hawk Ridge., under the parks and recreation section.

Every Wednesday: Charity Bingo 6:45 p.m. VFW Post 5077 sponsors, at VFW Hall, 8500 Veterans Mem. Pkwy., O’Fallon. 636.272.1945 or • Community News - St. Charles County • August 28, 2013 1st & 3rd Wednesday: St. Charles Area Wood Carvers 7 p.m. at Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors welcome!

6:30 p.m. Doors open at 4 p.m. Wentzville Community Club (500 West Main, Wentzville 63385). or

Every Thursday: Kiwanis Club of St. Peters 6:30am at IHOP (3851 Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy St. Peters). 636.328.4941.

Every Saturday: Blue Bird Yoga Frontier Park, between Katy Depot & Lewis and Clark Monument. Beginners welcome. Bring your own mat.

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

1st & 3rd Saturday: St Peters Square Dance Club Dances 6:30pm. 1st United Methodist Church, 801 First Capital Dr. www.

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

2nd Sunday: Moscow Mills Lions Breakfast 7am - noon, September - April. Moscow Community Center, Hwy C. $7/adult, $4/child, under 6 free.

Every Thursday: Yoga at The St. Charles County Family YMCA 7-7:55 p.m. Any level. Info: 636.928.1928.

2nd Sunday: The Wheelers and Dealers Square Dance 7pm. Blanchette Park, 1900 W Randolph St.

Every Friday: Moms Play Group 10 a.m. at LSL Community Association, 100 Cognac Ct., Lake Saint Louis, MO 63367. 314.479.0306, or www. Every Friday: VFW Fish Fry 3-8 p.m. VFW Post 2866. 66 VFW Lane. Call Bill Sams, 636.724.9612.

HEALTH September 5: Home Care Choices and How to Find Assistance at Home 1:30-2:30pm at the Middendorf-

Kredell Library, 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon. Learn about private duty services, home health care services, medical equipment and supplies for use at home. 636.916.9830. Cancer Survivor Fitness Program Free for all cancer patients and survivors. A 12-week program with trained instructors to help participants regain energy and improve stamina. St. Charles County Family YMCA, 636-928-1928. Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT) Available with a doctor’s order. 636.949.9600 or Patty Shelton at 636.947.5573. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) A nutritional diagnostic therapy and counseling service held at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. Available with a doctor’s order only. Registration: 636.949.9600 Info: 636.947.5163. Free Mammogram Screenings SSM Health Care offers free mammogram screenings to women who have no health insurance. Appointments are available at SSM St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles and SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis. Info: Karen at 636.947.5617.

Every Saturday: Chess 8-11 a.m. or later in the food court at Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters.

Diabetes Prevention Program Helping those at high risk for type 2 diabetes adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles to reduce chances of developing the disease. Held at participating YMCA’s throughout the St. Louis and St. Charles areas. This program is part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-led National Diabetes Prevention Program. Contact Joyce Hoth at 314-436-1177. Crisis Nursery Committed to preventing child abuse and neglect, the Crisis Nursery provides short-term, safe havens to children, birth through age 12, whose families are faced with an emergency or crisis. 24hour helpline: 314.768.3201. Or 636.947.0600, Support Groups Daily: 12 Step Recovery Club 204 G West Pittman, O’Fallon. Info: Mike at 636.240.1722 or Every Monday: BILY (Because I Love You) Parent Support Group


7:30 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 801 First Capitol Dr., St. Charles. For parents only. Free. Focus on teens/young adults who act out. Help Line 314.993.7550. 1st & 3rd Mondays: Sharing Losses Through Bereavement 1-2:30pm. at SSM Home Care & Hospice, 1187 Corporate Lake Drive. Registration: 314.776.3627. Every Mon.: Tobacco Free for Life Want to Quit Smoking? For support, call Ellen, register nurse at SSM St. Joseph Hospital, 636.947.5304. 1st Mon.: Better Breathers Club Those w/chronic lung disease. St. Joseph Health Cntr., 300 1st Capitol Dr., St. Charles. Free lunch. 636.947.5684. 12 Step Support Group for Women Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse Meets in 4 locations in the metro St Louis area. metrostlouissia@gmail. com. • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11am 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636.561.0389.

Every Saturday: St. Charles Lions Club Farmer’s Market Through October 26. 7am - noon. Parking lot at Foundry Art Centre. Every Saturday through October 26: Lake Saint Louis Farmers & Artists Market 8am - noon. Hwy. 40 & Lake Saint Louis Blvd. Rain or shine. The area’s only all-local market offers the very best in seasonal produce, baked goods, soaps, crafts, art and more.

What’s Happening

Every Saturday: Veterans Learn guitar for FREE 9:30am in Historic St. Charles. Info: Bill Dennis at 314.479.5750. Every Saturday: Peaceful Puppy Mill Protest 11am - 12:30pm at Petland, 6131 Ronald Reagan Drive, Lake St. Louis. Every Saturday: Saturday Writers 11am - 1:15pm, Jan-Sept at Saint Peters Cultural Arts Center. Visitors welcome. $5 fee. Every Saturday: Charity Bingo Sudoku Solutions from page 10


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August 28, 2013 • Community News - St. Charles County •

Joe Morice

Over the Fence

Bombs Away The M.O.P., which is a military acronym for Massive Ordinance Penetration, is a 30,000 pound non-nuclear bomb being sped up for deployment by Pentagon warmongers. Supposedly, it can penetrate underground bunkers in places like Iran where it’s believed they are manufacturing nuclear weapons underground. This bunker-buster can penetrate almost 200 feet and blow a considerable portion of real estate into a giant, football stadium-sized hole—but much deeper. Considering Iran’s reputation, I’m all for it. Syria is now using chemical weapons against their rebels and thousands are suffering horrible deaths. The numbers of countries with rebels fighting for democracy seem to be increasing, and those rebels are paying a terrible price. If there was ever a better demonstration of leaders becoming drunk with power and convincing themselves they’re indispensable to the welfare of their respective countries, it would be hard to find. The worst part is the lengths they’ll go to stay in power. We’ve seen it here in recent years with the actions of some of our legislators who lack only the troops to parallel the dictators in foreign lands. It

seems that power really does corrupt, and it only takes a powerful official with a penchant for violence to become dangerous. Since we began pretending to be the police department of the world not long after WWII ended, we’ve sacrificed tens of thousands of soldiers to the cause of defending democracy, or so it’s claimed. Usually it doesn’t work out well for the countries we tried to help. Korea is still divided and Viet Nam is still communist, for two examples. Iraq isn’t doing so well either. Sadly, all this proved the quote by George Santayana, “Those who do not remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Thus I’m of the opinion one of those MOP bombs, or a likely facsimile, dropped from a high-flying B-2 might cure a lot of international woes. But what is more important, it’ll save sending our troops into those foreign hell-holes to help rebels fight the madmen who ruthlessly slaughter dissenters by the scores. Imagine Syria’s dictator, Bashar Assad or North Korea’s KimJong-il sitting at a conference table conferring with their generals on how to destroy the local media that reports murder and mayhem committed by their armies. Suddenly, the building disappears in a giant explosion and after the dust clears, the city has a ready-made hole to build a soccer stadium. Prob-

lem solved. Of course it might be hard on a citizens within the blast area, but few go near their corrupt, violent leaders for fear of being harassed or interrogated. Since I gave up being a warmonger when the excuses for Viet Nam started smelling like road kill, those who know me might be surprised. My opinion comes from seeing our young people wearing soldiers’ uniforms when leaving for foreign lands, eventually returning home wearing body bags. I’ve recognized the cost in lives and resources from fighting hopeless wars in faraway lands where the population confuses democracy with theocracy and murder each other or cower in dark places while we fight for them. Worse yet, our troops have to deal with terrorists hiding in crowds or otherwise passive foreign citizens who sometimes change sides on a whim and plant roadside bombs. Now that I’ve seen the results of wars in Korea, Viet Nam, Iraq and now Afghanistan, I understand futility. I’m all for letting our weapons technocrats take over the fray while we bring our boys and girls home. Those Middle East countries have been slaughtering each other for over 17 centuries. They’re not going to change now. Bombs away. 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 opinions of the owners or staff of Community News.

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