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September 12, 2012

Vol 14

July 13, 2011

No 37

Vol 13 No 28

18th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts September 14-16, 2012 in Historic St. Charles

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Several blocks of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles will play host to more than 50,000 people at the18th Annual MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts on September 14-16, 2012. The free Festival is a family-friendly weekend event, with activities for everyone including fantastic art, great entertainment and the opportunity for children to create their own artwork. The 2012 MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts runs from 4 – 9 p.m. on Friday, September 14; 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. on Saturday, September 15; and 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday, September 16. The three-day festival includes: • 115 juried artists from across the state, region and country will exhibit, discuss, and sell artwork. Artists from 23 states will be present. Paintings, sculptures, photography, glass, jewelry, metal and woodworking are just a sample of the 16 media represented. Five Thousand dollars in cash prizes is awarded to participating artists. • A Performance Stage will showcase a variety of performing artists from across the region offering traditional favorites and eclectic stylings. • Children’s Village, located on the 300 block of North Main Street in Historic St. Charles, will provide Hands-On Art experiences for children of all ages. Children will work with adults to create their own unique memento of the Festival. • Blank Canvas Studios is partnering with the MOSAICS for the 2012 Festival event, and will participate with an artist’s display located near the Children’s Village area. Blank Canvas Studio is an art-based day program associated with Resources for Human Development-Missouri (RHD-Missouri), which has been providing services to people with developmental disabilities in the St. Louis metro area since May 2008. The goal of Blank Canvas Studio is to provide individuals labeled developmentally disabled with the tools and materials to create art and the supports to define themselves as artists. Each artist is given opportunities to creatively express themselves through many mediums – painting, sculpting, graphic design, illustration and drawing, photography and video, music, etc. • Mentor Me Exhibition Mentor Me is a program recognizing regional art teach-

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ers, students and school districts for their arts programming and the exhibition includes artwork from both students and their teachers. The Governor of Missouri has supported and recognized the Mentor Me program for the past 14 years, and participating students and teachers all receive a Certificate of Participation signed by Governor Jay Nixon. The Mentor Me Exhibition is located in the Foundry Art Centre. The MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts brings art appreciation, enjoyment, awareness and education, free-of-charge, to the Saint Charles and St. Louis region. Festival participants will have the opportunity to interact directly with artists and provides a safe, fun, weekend event for the entire family. For more information on the MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts, call 314.482.5476 or visit www.stcharlesmosaics.org. About MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts: Established in 1992, the MOSAICS Art Festival Association was established to create and foster diversity and vitality of the arts and to broaden the availability, education, participation and appreciation of the arts throughout the

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community through the formulation of an Art Festival. We present a professional exhibition to show case the local and regional artists, while also stimulating and educating the community. The MOSAICS Art Festival has an interesting diversity of artwork produced by a mix of emerging, mid-career

and established artists in all media. The MOSAICS Art Festival is unique in its approach to educating children and adults in how art can enhance their lives. To the community, our program offers cultural advantages and great places for families to live, learn, and play, free of charge.

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Volunteers Needed for Celebrate St. Peters 2012 Celebrate St. Peters 2012 is shaping up to be one of our community’s biggest events ever. And, we can’t do it without our volunteers. This year’s Celebrate St. Peters festivities will take place at 370 Lakeside Park on Friday, Sept. 14, and Saturday, Sept. 15; plus, the St. Peters Rec-Plex is offering a Celebrate St. Peters Race Around the Lake 10K & Let’s Move! Back-to-School Fun Run/Walk on Sunday morning, Sept. 16. We’re looking for Celebrate St. Peters volunteers to

help staff bounce houses and an obstacle course, and direct traffic for parking during the event. This year at Celebrate St. Peters, we’re planning plenty of music, food and drinks, carnival rides and games, fireworks along the lake, kids’ activities and more. Ten bands will play on three stages over the two days. The Smash Band will bring the party on Friday night. KSHE will present headliner bands Poco and Pure Prairie League on Saturday evening. Fireworks are planned for Saturday at about 9:15 p.m.

Free parking will be available on site at 370 Lakeside Park, and a free shuttle will be available from the parking areas to the festival areas. Admission for the event is also free. To learn more about Celebrate St. Peters volunteer opportunities, call 636.279.8207, or email volunteer@ stpetersmo.net. Learn more about Celebrate St. Peters 2012 and the St. Peters Volunteer Program online at www.stpetersmo.net.

Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville Host City-Wide Garage Sales The cities of Lake Saint Louis and Wentzville will host city-wide yard sales on Saturday, September 22. Wentzville residents are invited to turn their trash into treasure by hosting a yard sale at their homes. Each listing is $6, or get together with three of your neighbors and list for just $15. Each sale will receive an official City Yard Sale sign. Shoppers may purchase booklets

beginning September 19 at City Hall, Progress Park or the Utility Service Center for $2. Each booklet comes with a treasure map to help you locate the bargains! The deadline to list your sale is Sunday, September 16. For more information please call the Wentzville Parks and Recreation Department at 636.332.9236. The Lake Saint Louis Third Annual City-Wide Garage Sale has an earlier deadline to list in the Garage Sale Guide – September 12. Have your sale listed in the Garage Sale Guide with your address and a short list of the items you

have for sale. This is a great and inexpensive way to advertise and bring notice to your yard sale. In the event of rain, each individual sale will determine whether or not to cancel; there will be no refunds for inclement weather. Garage Sale Guides will be available for purchase from 8:30 a.m. on September 19 through 5 p.m. on September 21 at Lake Saint Louis City Hall The fee is $5 to list your garage sale, and the guide is $2. The deadline to register is September 12. Anyone interested in participating should contact Parks & Recreation at 636.561.4620.

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End the summer right at Party in the Park! The city of St. Charles Parks and Recreation Department is hosting this free event from 6-9 p.m. on Friday, September 14 at Wapelhorst Park, 1874 Muegge Road in St. Charles. This event will be full of activities for all ages. There will be live entertainment by Serapis, along with games, face painting and bounce houses. Don’t miss our on this end of summer bash!

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BIG Day to Celebrate Girl Scouts at Downtown Venue on September 22

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St. Charles YMCAs Celebrate Health and Wellness of Aging Adults

Get ready for the biggest event in downtown St. Louis this fall. A growing concern with many aging adults is The BIG Day, which will be held on Market Street on September doing day-to-day activities easily and without dis22, 2012, will feature activities for kids of all ages, a parade and an comfort. Life is easier when movement, stretchexciting celebrity concert featuring Disney stars. Best of all, it is ing and breathing are incorporated on a regular completely free! In order to commemorate the 100th anniversary basis. We always hear the word “wellness” these of Girl Scouting, the entire community is invited to come celebrate days. What does it really mean? Wellness means so bring your neighbors, friends and family. more than just “absence from disease.” It is a state “I am thrilled to invite everyone in the community to this free, of well-being that we attain when there is a balfun filled day,” said Donna Martin, CEO of Girl Scouts of Eastern ance in the physical, emotional, spiritual, intellecMissouri. “We know when young people have fun they learn; while tual, social, and occupational dimensions of our they’re having fun at the BIG Day they will be learning about lead- lives. Most of these dimensions of wellness can ership, values and what Girl Scouting offers everyone in eastern be found at the YMCA. The AOA (active older Missouri.” adults program) and Healthways Silversneakers The day will start off with a parade marching down Market Street fitness program are two great ways to get started. from 18th to Broadway at 11 a.m. The Family Festival kicks off at Our Active Older Adults (ages 55 and older) 1 p.m. The FamFest features activities for the whole family. A Fer- represent a program that has been offered at the ris wheel will provide fantastic views of downtown; a foam dance YMCA for many years. The Y recognizes their pit will give kids a chance to dance the day away. For the Olympics needs, both physically and emotionally, to be difenthusiasts, Smash Zone Tennis will provide an opportunity to test ferent. Through this program, we not only offer out your tennis skills. There will be many food options at FamFest the fitness programs but many social activities as as well, as vendors include locally famous food trucks like 2 Girls 4 well, including: quilting, game days, happy hours, Wheels and Zia’s On The Hill as well as classic St. Louis barbeque classic movies, potlucks, parties and outings. from Richard’s Ribs. Activities will include interactive displays from The Silversneakers fitness program targets a variety of city venues like the Science Center, the Saint Louis Art older adults promoting healthy, active lifestyles Museum and the Gateway Arch, as well as health exhibits from St. through unique physical activity programs. SilLuke’s and the Shriners Hospitals. Local sports mascots Fredbird versneakers is the nation’s leading fitness proand Louie, of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues, will be on hand to gram designed exclusively for older adults and is take photos. There is sure to be an activity for everyone to enjoy. offered through most YMCAs. The SilversneakThe celebration will wrap up at 5:30 p.m. with a family-friendly concert featuring performances from Allstar Weekend, Ryan Beatty and Katherine Hughes. Hughes is a competitor on Radio Disney’s “Next Big Thing.” Ryan Beatty, a 16-year-old singing sensation, has grown his fan base through YouTube. He has been www.mercy.net featured on Billboard’s Next Big Sound chart, which highlights the fastest growing artists online, and recently appeared on Radio Disney in St. Louis to promote his music. Allstar Weekend also got their start on “Next Big Thing” and have since toured with Selena Gomez. They have also made an appearance on the Disney TV show “Sonny with a Chance.” All three acts will rock the main stage and close out the BIG day with a BIG bang. For more information about the BIG Day celebration, please visit www.girlscoutsem.org.

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ers fitness program also includes a variety of multi-level e qu ipm e nt - b a s e d group exercise classes appropriate for Medicare eligible individuals who are fit and active as well as Stacy Colbert those who are sedSilver Sneaker Certified entary, intimidated, Group Exercise Instructor at the O’Fallon YMCA unfamiliar with exercise, entering post-rehabilitation program, and/ or those who enjoy a positive social environment. Silversneakers muscular strength and range of movement (MSROM) is the core class and is designed to increase strength, range of movement, agility, balance, coordination to improve participants functional capacities, physical fitness level, and sense of well-being. Additional Silversneakers classes include cardio circuit, yoga stretch, silversplash, and cardiofit. If you are interested in the AOA (active older adults) program or Healthways Silversneakers fitness program, now is a great time to start. Building new friendships, and a new life towards health and wellness. For more information please call 636.379.0092 (O’Fallon) or 636.928.1928 (St. Charles).


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Mobile Tornado Siren in Use

CFPD Recognizes 9 Year-Old Boy The Cottleville Fire Protection District recently recognized 9 year-old Hunter Robertson for his life saving efforts on July 5, 2012. The following is an account of his actions: Jane Hanke loaded her four grandchildren in her minivan. After all the kids climbed in, she entered through the driver’s side door and put the van in reverse. One of the younger children said he could not secure his seatbelt. Mrs. Hanke put the van in park, or at least she thought it was in park, and went to help. Once she had helped with the seat belt, she shut the door, that’s when it rolled backward pinning her between the vehicle and the wall. Hunter jumped into action trying to put the van in park, unable to do so he quickly ran to a neighbor’s house to get help and call 911. Mrs. Hanke sustained moderate injuries and remained hospitalized for nearly nine days. Without Hunters quick actions, her injuries could have been significantly worst.

County’s Re-use Mercantile Shops Give New Value to Recyclable Goods One day after delivery to the city of St. Charles, a new portable tornado siren was placed into service to replace an out-of-service siren as the area dealt with the remnants of Hurricane Isaac. The mobile siren was placed near the original siren at 1000 Boone’s Lick Rd. It can be remotely activated by the Emergency Management Agency, just as any other siren in the county. This will ensure there are no areas left uncovered in St. Charles in case of a tornado warning. The siren can also be placed near Frontier Park during any of the many festivals to warn of incoming severe weather, or even a lost child. The siren is one of two in the country, and was considered for purchase after several tragedies involving large crowds and severe weather. Emergency announcement can be made and orderly evacuations can be initiated if deemed necessary by emergency personnel.

the year, including electronics, appliances, sporting goods and government surplus. Along with fully functioning exercise equipment, lawn-care items and appliances, customers can pick up other devices (such as computer accessories, cell phone chargers and electronics cables) as parts to enhance their existing goods. Both of the County’s Recycle Works locations are conveniently located and open to the public. Recycle Works Central is located at 60 Triad South Drive (off Central School Road). Recycle Works West is located at 2110 E. Pitman Ave. (between Lake Saint Louis Blvd. and Highway 40/61). Both locations are open Monday through Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. In addition to the Re-Use Mercantile shops, from today through Nov. 24, St. Charles County residents may safely dispose of household hazardous waste that typically is not collected by curbside recycling programs. Residents may bring unwanted items like chemicals, automobile fluids, pesticides, and oil-based paints (latex paints are not accepted) to the Recycle Works Central location (60 Triad South Dr. in St. Charles) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., Tuesdays through 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Live Entertainment • Kids’ Art Activities Fridays, and on the last SaturArt Exhibitors • Bounce House day of each month, with no appointment necessary. There is a 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Caricature Artist • Petting Zoo • Rock Wall nominal $10 fee for loads up to Face Painting • Balloon Artist 50 pounds, with additional fees is FREE 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – thon for larger sized collections. Admission St. Charles County collects 3 – 4 p.m. – Monkey Tales Theatre a wide variety of materials through these two drop-off cen10% discount on Annual Memberships purchased on 9/29/12 ters and accepts most items at little or no cost. For a complete 2650 Tri Sports Circle • O’Fallon, MO 63368 • 636-474-2REC list of items accepted and recywww.renaudspiritcenter.com www.renaudspiritcenter.com cling fees charged at the Recycle Works locations, or for information on preparing material for recycling, please visit www.scchealth.org/docs/es. To speak with an attendant at the facilities, please call 636.949.1800.

The St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment’s Recycle Works program strongly supports the mantra Reduce, Re-Use, and Recycle. To further this effort, the department’s Re-Use Mercantile shops on the third Wednesday of each month and the Saturday that follows (open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) give additional value to items that may otherwise end up in area landfills. The next sales are scheduled on Wednesday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 22. The Re-Use Mercantile shops at both Recycle Works Central (in St. Charles) and Recycle Works West (in Wentzville) are a self-sustaining operation, with revenues generated used to offset operational costs of the facilities that have processed nearly 35 million pounds of recycled goods since opening in 1990. Materials for sale are comprised from items collected throughout

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St. Peters Rec-Plex Offers Fall Triathlon on September 30 Put your training to the test on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2012, at the annual St. Peters Rec-Plex Fall Triathlon—an event suited for anyone from beginners to seasoned athletes. Registration ends September 29. The Triathlon consists of a 500-meter swim in the Rec-Plex’s Olympic-quality Natatorium, a 21-mile bicycle ride through flat farmlands and a 4.8-mile run through shady and serene St. Peters parks. Awards will go to the overall male and female winners as well as to the top three teams and top individuals in each age group. Participants receive food and fruit after the race. Register for the Rec-Plex Fall Triathlon on-

line at www.stpetersmo.net/rec-connect or by mail. Entry forms for mail-in registrations are available online at www.stpetersmo.net. The registration fee is $55 for individuals and $88 per team through Sept. 14, or $65 for individuals and $99 per team beginning Sept. 15. Swim times are assigned in order of registration and will be posted on Fleet Feet’s website at www. fleetfeetstl.com. The St. Peters Rec-Plex offers both a Spring Triathlon and Fall Triathlon each year, so that participants can track their progress. For more information on Rec-Plex triathlons, call the Rec-Plex at 636.939.2386, ext. 1400, or go online to www.stpetersmo.net.

Round Bobbin Quilting & Sewing Expo on September 14–15 The Round Bobbin Quilting and Sewing Expo will be held September 14 – 15, 2012 at the Saint Charles Convention Center. New for this year, the Round Bobbin Expo will include a Fashion Show and Competition, welcoming entries from all attendees. Additionally, the Expo will have a vendor hall featuring local and national retailers, as well as classes and workshops by renowned industry educators and local experts. *Martha Pullen Company educator Alicia Welcher is a designer, author and sewing instructor who specializes in heirloom and serger sewing. She has appeared on “Martha’s Sewing Room” with Martha Pullen and has published countless projects under the Martha Pullen Company label. During the expo, Alicia will teach hands-on classes using Baby Lock sergers. *The Decorating Diva Pam Damour will be appearing on the demo stage as well as in the classrooms! Pam will host lectures and workshops which include “Running With Scissors”; “Romancing the Bedroom”; “It’s Yappy Hour”; and “Guilt Free Decorating.” *Avid seamstress and designer Londa Rohlfing will teach a number of classes at the expo, including “Stylish Sweatshirt Jacket FIT & Flatter: Londa’s Way”; “Creative Sewing Experience”; “That’s A Sweatshirt, Trunk Show”; and “Refined Embellishments for Creative Sewing.” *Merrily Parker is the owner and mastermind behind Mer-

rily We Sew Along. Merrily, along with employee Sherry Duffey, will teach the hands-on workshop “Just Journaling” during the expo, using Bernina sewing machines. Additional stars who will be presenting classes are the Renowned “Bra Lady” Anne St. Clair, Cindy Lohbeck of Hands On Hand Dyes, Irena Bluhm of Irena Bluhm Designs, Kari and Mike Morton of The Stash Store, Cindy Losekamp of Sew Artfully Yours, Shirley and Gene Biehl of Shirley’s Sewing Stuff, Karen Pharr of Karen Pharr Studios, Barb Callahan of Barb Originals, Connie Crawford of Crawford Designs, and Emma Seabrooke of SewKeysE by Emma Seabrooke. All attendees can sign up to win the Expo’s Grand Prize, a sewing machine courtesy of Janome America. Show sponsors of the Expo include AccuQuilt, Baby Lock, Coats & Clark, Elna, and Janome America Inc., Juki America and Sulky of America. For more information on the event and the fashion show, visit www.roundbobbin.com or call 800.473.9464.

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Strike Out Breast Cancer Event a Success!

Two local youth baseball clubs participated in the First Annual Strike Out Breast Cancer event on July 21 at St. Charles Community College, raising $4,673.40 for the Karen Weidinger Foundation. The check was donated on August 14 at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. Four games were played between teams associated with the Stallions Baseball Club and the St. Charles Capitals and the funds were raised through sponsors, T-shirt and concession sales. “We’d like to thank all sponsors, volunteers and umpires for their time and commitment to helping raise money and awareness for breast cancer,” said Josh Rogers, who with Mike Buda helped coordinate the event. The Karen Weidinger Foundation (KWF) is a local 501(c)(3) charity made up entirely of volunteers that raises money for St. Charles County breast cancer patients. To find out more about KWF, visit www.karensfoundation.org.

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Poco and Pure Prairie League to Headline at Celebrate St. Peters The Smash Band Gets the Party Started Opening Night Where were you when you first heard “Rose of Cimarron?” Do you remember who you were with when “Let Me Love You Tonight” came on the radio? Here’s your chance to step back in time as KSHE presents Poco and Pure Prairie League on Saturday, Sept. 15, at Celebrate St. Peters at 370 Lakeside Park in St. Peters, MO. The FREE concerts will conclude two days of music, food, fireworks, rides, games and fun at the annual festival. Poco will take the Main Stage around 7:30 p.m. and after a brief intermission for fireworks around 9 p.m., Pure Prairie League will perform their numerous hits in the event finale concert. Local favorite Smash Band will open the weekend’s music on the Main Stage Friday evening from 7-11 p.m. The Smash Band’s play list includes fun party songs from Lady Gaga, Frank Sinatra, Carrie Underwood, Johnny Cash, James Brown, The Doors, Tom Jones, B-52s and many more popular acts. The music continues on Saturday at the Celebrate Stage with acoustic music at 11 a.m. and Chris Block German Polka music beginning at noon. At 1 p.m., country singer Robyn Lee will play on the Celebrate Stage while in another part of the park the Patt

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Holt Singers begin three hours of entertainment on the Community News Family Stage. Bringing a mix of Brazilian music, the Samba Bom Trio will perform on the Celebrate Stage at 2 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Tom Christopher Band will perform a tribute to Elvis on the Celebrate Stage, and at 5 p.m. St. Louis favorite Superjam will get us ready to rock the night away with rock and roll favorites from the ‘70s and ‘80s. The Main Stage will be set against the backdrop of the lake with food, beverage and beer stands on the grounds a short walk away. Be sure to bring blankets or lawn chairs to sit on for the concerts. Please note, no coolers, alcohol, glass containers or pets may be brought into the festival grounds. The music is just a part of Celebrate St. Peters 2011 at St. Peters’ 370 Lakeside Park. Celebrate St. Peters has something for everyone including kids’ games and crafts,

rides, a family bike ride, a puppet show, fireworks and fun around the lake. On Sunday, Sept. 16, the Celebrate St. Peters Race Around the Lake 10K and Let’s Move! Back-to-School 1-Mile Fun Run/Walk will conclude the weekend’s events. All events take place along the lake at 370 Lakeside Park. FREE parking will be available on site at the event. To get to 370 Lakeside Park, take Hwy. 370 to Exit 2 at Truman/Lakeside Park Drive. Turn north and follow Lakeside Park Drive into the park. For more information about all the activities at Celebrate St. Peters, go to www.stpetersmo.net. Click on the Celebrate St. Peters logo on the right side of the home page.

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On Friday, August 17, employees at Peoples Bank & Trust made donations to wear blue jeans and tennis shoes to work with all proceeds going to the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation. This organization works to improve the lives of all people affected by Type 1 Diabetes by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D. PB&T employees were able to present the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation with a check for $442.50! Pictured: PB&T employee Christine Rutherford, Branch Manager, presents Sydney Dunn (middle) and employee Shelba Northcutt with the donation.

Troy’s City-wide Yard Sale The Troy city-wide yard sale will be held on Saturday, Oct. 6. Participants may list their address on the official map for only $10. This includes all event advertising and promotion, and a yard sale sign for your yard. Maps will be distributed free of charge. The deadline to register your sale is Friday, Sept. 14. The event will be held rain or shine. Maps will be available beginning Oct. 1 at the Troy Area Chamber of Commerce/CVB, Troy City Hall, the Troy License Bureau, and more. For more information, please call 636.462.8769.

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New Providers to Serve Residents in St. Charles and Warren County Crider Health Center welcomes Tulin Ozyurt, DMD, Tonia Winemiller, DMD, Katherine Stuckmeyer, DO and Suraj Alakkassery, MD to its healthcare team. Dr. Tulin Ozyurt completed her undergraduate degree at the University of South Florida where she graduated Cum Laude in 2004. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2009 at the University of Florida. Following graduation, Dr. Ozyurt worked as a general dentist at a community health center in St. Louis. Dr. Tonia Winemiller grew up in Edwardsville, Ill. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology: Medical Sciences from Southern Illinois University - Edwardsville in 2006. She completed her dental education at the Southern Illinois University - School of Dental Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Dental MediDr. Tulin Ozyurt cine (D.M.D.) in 2010. Following graduation, she worked as a general dentist in private practice for one year. Desiring to broaden her skills and offer her patients better service, she decided to further her education by completing an Advanced Education in General DenDr. Tonia Winemiller tistry (AEGD) residency, also at Southern Illinois University. Dr. Katherine Stuckmeyer grew up in Fenton, Mo. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology from University of Missouri – Columbia in 2005. She completed her medical education at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where she earned her Doctor of Osteopathy in 2009. Following graduation, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital in Bronx, NY. Dr. Suraj Alakkassery received his medical education at Coimbatore Medical College in India and completed his residency in Internal Medicine in New York. He also completed a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of South Florida and a FellowDr. Katherine Stuckmeyer ship in Geriatric Medicine at St. Louis University. He is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. “We are very excited that Dr. Ozyurt, Dr. Winemiller, Dr. Stuckmeyer and Dr. Alakkassery have joined our healthcare team,” said Nancy Gongaware, senior vice president of Medical and Dental Services. “At Crider Health Center, our providers work together to focus on every aspect of Dr. Suraj Alakkassery health. It is our desire to give clients a healthcare home…a place where they can have their healthcare needs identified and receive the appropriate medical, behavioral, and related social services and supports they need.” For more information about programs and services or to make an appointment, call 636.332.6000 in Wentzville or 636.456.1500 in Warrenton.

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Turning the Page 5K Run/ 1-Mile Fun Walk The Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce held a 5K run/1-mile fun walk at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 25. The event commemorated the opening of Highway 364 (Page Avenue Extension) from just west of Jungermann Road to Mid Rivers Mall Drive. Photo by Ray Rockwell

O’Fallon Chamber Trivia Night The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Trivia Night on Friday, Nov. 2 in the O’Fallon City Hall gymnasium, located at 100 North Main Street in O’Fallon, Mo. Doors open at 6 p.m. and trivia starts at 7 p.m. The theme is “Trivia Night of the Living Dead,” and the event promises to be an evening full of brain power and brain eating. The evening will consist of fun questions from a variety of categories, not just zombie trivia. The cost, $160 for a table of eight people, includes: 10 rounds of trivia, door prizes, a mulligan, beer and soda. You may also bring in your favorite snacks and drinks. The evening will be packed with cash prizes, 50/50, special games and drawings, a prize for the best decorated table and best costume plus a silent auction. The 3rd Annual O’Fallon Chamber Trivia Night is proudly sponsored by: City of O’Fallon, Ameren Missouri, Delmar Gardens, and SSM St. Joseph Health Center. For more info or to register your table visit ofallonchamber. org/trivia or call 636.240.1818 to reserve your spot.

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SCC’s Democracy Days Forum will Tackle Election Year Topics The 12th annual forum at St. Charles Community College known as Democracy Days is set to explore timely issues in America, including healthcare legislation and the November elections, as well as critical international subjects like the Arab Spring. Democracy Days 2012 will take place from Monday, September 17, to Thursday, September 20. The forum is free and open to the public. The forum’s mission is to explore the health and functioning of democracy in America and abroad. Several lecture and discussion sessions will focus on ideology, discourse and functioning of U.S. politics, including one on mass media and presidential elections by Darren Osburn and Paul Roesler, who are team-teaching a course on the subject at SCC this fall. Event organizer Michael Kuelker, SCC professor of English, says the forum has always sought to be timely and relevant. “It’s intellectually stimulating to study history while it’s unfolding as our students will do in Paul and Darren’s course on politics and mass

media. Fortunately, they will give the rest of us a window into the course,” Kuelker said. SCC Democracy Days will again have a strong international focus, with presentations on the momentous Arab Spring, free speech in China and France, democracy in India, democracy in post-genocide Rwanda, and the vicissitudes of the KONY 2012 campaign. SCC’s new club, Students for Sensible Drug Policy, is spearheading a Democracy Days presentation by Dan Viets, who will discuss the mechanics of grassroots democratic activism on a polarizing issue, marijuana criminalization. Viets is the Missouri coordinator for the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML). Democracy Days, held annually around Constitution Day (Sept. 17), will include participation from SCC faculty, staff, administrators and students, as well as community members. For more information on SCC’s Democracy Days, please contact Kuelker at mkuelker@stchas.edu. For accommodation information, email accessibilityservice@stchas.edu.

Viking Choirs Sing National Anthem at Busch Stadium

Approximately 80 students with Francis Howell High School Viking Choirs took the field at Busch Stadium on Tuesday, August 14, to sing the National Anthem prior to the St. Louis Cardinals baseball game vs. the Arizona Diamondbacks. Led by FHHS Choir Director Karey Fitzpatrick, the students received a warm welcome and hearty applause from the Cardinal and Diamondback fans in attendance.

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Milla Jovovich Returns for “Resident Evil: Retribution”

Before the current wave of horror movies arrived in theaters, “Resident Evil” presented a world where a geneticallyengineered virus transformed the population into aggressive zombies. Based on the popular Capcom videogame series of the same name, the movie franchise has done good business at the box office over the last 10 years. In preparation for “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the latest movie in the franchise, star Milla Jovovich sat down at WonderCon 2012 in Anaheim to answer questions about the new film. When asked about the longevity of the series, the actress said that is a testament to the fact that those involved with the films also are fans of the games. “It was really great to have everyone involved be really passionate about the videogame franchise to begin with. So it wasn’t like ‘Oh, whatever. This is some little European horror flick.’ Everybody involved wasn’t doing it just for a payday. Everybody did it because we loved the games and we decided it was such a cool concept,” Jovovich said. In “Resident Evil: Retribution,” the actress reprises the role of Alice, the woman who represents the last hope for humanity. In the latest film, Alice continues her battles against the Umbrella Company, the pharmaceutical firm responsible for creating the deadly virus. Throughout the series, Alice learns more and more about her origins and mission. “There’s always something different about each movie. You have the Photo courtesy of Screen Gems claustrophobia of the first one. We had no budget, so there were only two rooms. You had this feeling of tightness in close-ups,” she said. For the second film, “Resident Evil: Apocalypse,” Jovovich said they had the chance to film with a bigger budget. “We went to Toronto and did some crazy stunts, so a lot of it isn’t visual effects. You’ve really got me fighting the monster. You’ve got me and my stunt double running down the building. We were able to get a lot of bang for our buck because as actors, we were willing to do it,” she said. Because she, director Paul W.S. Anderson, and the rest of the cast loved what they were doing, Jovovich said they found a lot of great, really hardcore fans that went beyond the game fans. “The videogame sales were going down when we did the first movie. I think the first movie helped the videogame and, in turn, the videogame makers became inspired again to start doing more. Everything helps each other,” she said. “Even being able to take a game that was sort of an underground game and to open it up to a non-‘Resident Evil’ fan, that was also the thing for us.” “Resident Evil: Retribution,” rated R for sequences of strong violence, opens in theaters on www.alz.org/stl Friday, September 14.

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Gary Baute Introducing Andrew Tessmer of Lindenwood University ***He will Highlight all the Sports’ Action at LU Weekly Men’s Football: Lindenwood defeated Lincoln 49-28 in its first official MIAA Division II game … Ben Gomez threw for 407 yards, completing passes to eight different receivers including Andrew Helmick, who scored twice in the contest and looks to break multiple school receiving records this season. Women’s Volleyball: The Lady Lions defeated Newman (Kan.) University 3-1 in its opening weekend at the La Quinta Inn and Suites Kick-Off Classic in Springfield, Mo. Women’s Soccer: The Lady Lions played though a 20-minute weather delay and a double-overtime in its home opener to force a 0-0 tie with University of Illinois-Springfield… Lindenwood defeated University of Missouri-St. Louis 2-0 in game two on the season. Lady Lion’s goalkeeper, Jade Davis, was awarded the MIAA player of the week award for her performance in the first two games of the season. ~~~Thanks to Andrew Tessmer, graduate assistant in Lindenwood’s Sports Information Department Rams Set Roster and Practice Squad ***And it Begins-Football, Cheerleaders and Fans The St. Louis Rams take to the 2012 football season as the youngest team out of the 32 in the National Football League (NFL). No old habits to break… just learn from the coaches. New Head Coach Jeff Fisher leads his squad into the season as experts place the team’s production near the bottom of many of the categories. Let’s hope coach and his staff can give his team the leadership and instill the winning attitude and surprise everyone. The eight men that will be on the practice that can be part of the 53 roster at a moTrish, Brandon, Ray, Lory ment’s notice include: center Tim Barnes, defensive end Mason Brodine, linebacker Aaron Brown, tight end Cory Harkey, wide receivers Brandyn Harvey and Nick Johnson, running back Chase Reynolds and guard Brandon Washington. Seven of the eight practice squad members were with the Rams in training camp this

season. Washington was a sixth-round pick of the Eagles in April and spent the off-season with Philadelphia before joining the Rams this week. Rams’ first home game of the season this Sunday at 3:05 p.m. against the Washington Redskins. Check the website www.StLouisRams.com for all the information. ~~~New leaders to emerge Rascals Player Retires ***Charlie Lisk Set Some Impressive Numbers The River City Rascals play professional/minor league baseball in the West Division of the Frontier League. Lisk, the Rascal’s third baseman, began his baseball career in 2001 when the Chicago White Sox selected him in the 24th round of the Major League Baseball Draft. Since 2006 he has played in the Frontier league for the Windy City ThunderBolts, Gateway Grizzlies and the Rascals He will retire as the Frontier League’s career record holder in homeruns (127) and RBIs (441) while finishing second in games played (528), at-bats (2032), hits (571), and third in runs scored (361). Lisk was voted to the All-Star team a record six times, including his MVP season of 2010. “Looking back on it, I was lucky enough to put up the numbers I did and be able to have a job in this league for as long as I did,” Lisk said. “I want to say thank you to the Frontier League, Bill Lee, and the numerous coaches and staff members I have had the honor to play for. I also want to send a special thank you to all my teammates I was fortunate enough to share a locker room with over the years, but most of all I want to say thank you to my wife, Randi, for being so supportive of me while I chased my dreams over the years.” (information from Rascal’s website) ***FINAL STANDINGS FOR 2012: W L GB Last 10 Games Gateway Grizzlies 57 39 ___ 7-3 Schaumburg Boomers 54 42 3.0 5-5 Windy City ThunderBolts 54 42 3.0 5-5 RIVER CITY RASCALS 45 50 11.5 4-6 Rockford RiverHawks 41 55 16.0 5-5 Joliet Slammers 37 58 19.5 2-8 Normal CornBelters 29 67 28.0 1-9 NEXT HOME GAMES: NEXT SEASON!!! For more information on the team, go to www.RiverCityRascals.com. ~~~A fun year

“Over the Fence”

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Smoke and Mirrors My friend Joe P. believes allowing smoking inside business establishments should be up to the owners. That sounds reasonable in this ongoing St. Charles County dogfight concerning smoking in public places. It’s now a two-ballot referendum leaving it up to the voters. It could end up allowing smoking in businesses if all their patrons are over 21. This would obviously allow smoking in casinos where minors aren’t allowed. As usual, it’s mostly about the money or loss of it due to sending smokers to other locations that allow smoking. The silliest anti-smoking law was passed in St. Louis County where various bars were exempted. Some blame the old backroom ’smoke and mirrors’ brand of politics.

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I attended a birthday celebration in one of the exempted bars in a large strip mall that housed two other bars. Around seven o’clock, I couldn’t see across the room because of tobacco smoke. It seems everyone who smoked had filled the place to standing room only while the other bars were nearly empty. I divided the voters who will decide this upcoming referendum in St. Charles County into five basic groups. 1. The obsessively health-conscious non-smokers that believe second-hand smoke is the end-all, be-all of disease-causing catalysts. 2. The moderate health-conscious people and others who dislike inhaling tobacco smoke inside buildings or smelling it on their clothing after they leave. 3. The people who turn into chest-beating snobs because they quit. 4. The smokers who claim it’s their right to smoke when and where they want but actually won’t admit they can’t quit. 5. Those who believe it should be up to the business owners to allow smoking in their establishments.

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A sixth might be a combination of these or something I haven’t thought of. Personally, I usually leave a place if smoke bothers me. However, that might not work for those who shop for necessities, especially if they have children with them. Bars are one thing, grocery and clothing stores are another. But again, the owners would know this. As for my personal take on smoking, I quit many years ago after my father died of lung cancer from smoking. It wasn’t pretty. However, I’m not a fanatical anti-smoking Nazi. I’ve been around long enough to know nicotine affects each person differently. Some folks just can’t quit. I suppose the determination required to overcome withdrawal effects varies as well. I wish smokers luck if they decide to quit. In fact, I applaud them. Making tobacco farmers and cigarette manufacturers richer doesn’t appeal to me. The farmers could be planting food crops. The manufacturers may belong in jail for selling narcotics, but let us not be judgmental. They may be fine upstanding greed-hogs. As many have observed, the majority of smokers started when they were teenagers. It was the old peer pressure routine sometimes referred to as, “Monkey see, monkey do.” What I find alarming is teenagers are doing it in much greater numbers than ever. In this respect, many parents would like to see all smoking end for good. I can’t blame them. However, it’s just like the other hard drugs, making them illegal only sends the market to the underworld and creates a fad for scofflaws that fancy thumbing their noses at society. The referendum odds favor the anti-smoking crowd. It’s the old story; the winners snigger and the losers hunch over, puff on cigars and mutter, “Shut up and deal.” “I know a man who gave up smoking, drinking, sex, and rich food. He was healthy right up to the day he killed himself.” - Johnny Carson


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47? It’s not much different from 25 or 30. Yeah, right. “I am almost 47 years old,” I muttered to myself the other day, staring at the form in the mirror. Well, they say the first step in healing is admitting you have a problem. Not that being 47 is a problem. It is, however, very different from 25, 30 and even 35. Now when telemarketing surveyors ask which age category I fill, I just blurt out, “I’m 47 already. Put it into the right bubble.” At 25, I was asked to produce identification when ordering a glass of wine with dinner – and I expected the scrutiny of my license. At 32, I think two or three people carded me during the course of a year. Sadly, I haven’t been carded since I was 34. At 29, the first gray hair appeared on my head (right after my daughter was born!). While it was a shock, my husband reminded me that at least I had hair. True enough. I purchased my first box of in-home hair coloring when I turned 30. Nothing drastic – just a box of Cinnamon colored stuff that washed out in 24 shampoos. That did the trick for a few years. At 34 I realized if I wanted to hide the gray that was slowly taking over my head like a bad weed, I would have to switch to permanent hair color. That simply is not an option.

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and I would have trouble conceiving children. (I’ll give you all a minute to compose yourselves before you continue reading.) Jim and I had three children by the time I turned 30. In fact, at 30, our children were ages 1,2 and 3. I was able to take a breath at 34. The kids were 4, 5 and 6 by then, and could pretty well fend for themselves in the morning. Sure, I still had to make breakfast, but the kids could at least feed themselves, clear the table and the boys dressed themselves for school. Glory alleluia! School started a couple of weeks ago. Our kids, now 17, 18 and 19, are very much self-sufficient, but they all still crave routine, and nothing says routine like school and work. Perhaps the best thing about turning 47 is that I celebrated the day with the same man I married four days after I turned 25. Like my clothes, our marriage has grown over the past 22 years. Like my hair, our union has constantly changed over the past 22 years. And like that wine (card me just once this year, please!), our marriage gets better with age.

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Well, it wasn’t an option until I turned 42. I haven’t seen many gray hairs in the past five years, but that’s because I own Clairol stock now. Vanity, I suppose, got the best of me when it comes to my hair, but my attitude towards makeup hasn’t changed in quite a long time. I would not have been caught dead leaving the house without makeup at 20, or 30 years of age. Shopping without makeup? You’ve got to be kidding! I’m pretty sure I wore makeup to the hospital when my oldest son was born. That feeling of achieving facial perfection quickly diminished by the time I turned 32. These days a party, a work-related event or church is the only reason I venture into the makeup drawer. I don’t think it’s an, “I don’t give a darn about my appearance” attitude. It’s more of a “I’m comfortable with what God gave me, and if you’re not, look away,” attitude. The nice thing about 47 is the wisdom that comes with age. I accept the fact that I’ll never again wear a size 8. If a piece of to-die-for cheesecake tempts me, I eat it without a serving of guilt on the side. At 25, I was a newlywed, living a carefree, kid-free life. Before turning 26, however, I began to worry that Jim

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CHURCH September 15: High Tea and Boutique 3-5 p.m. at Trinity Episcopal Church, 318 S Duchesne in St. Charles. Tea and delicious food, prize for the most creative hat, shop for unique items. Donation $15 in advance, $20 at the door if space is available. Info: 636.949.0160 or www.trinity-stcharles.org. September 22: Day of fun, food & festivities 1-4 p.m. at the Fairgrounds in Troy, Mo. (Duck Pond). Food, facepainting, prize giveaways & more. Presented by Epicenter Church Outreach. September 22: 13th Annual The

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United Methodist Church at Wentzville Golf Open 12 p.m. at Golf Club of Wentzville. Register at www.wentzumc.net. September 22: Rummage Sale 7 a.m. to noon at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Boulevard, Lake St. Louis, Mo. Info: 636.561.8951. Every Thursday at 7 p.m. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints Friends and Family Support Group Open to anyone who has a loved one suffering from any kind of addiction. Held at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 66 Oak Valley Drive, St. Peters. For more information, email ARPstln@hotmail.com.

Operation Backpack - United Methodist Church, Wentzville Food search program to provide food to at-risk children over the weekend when they don’t have access to free breakfast & lunch at local schools. Info: 636.327.6377. Truth Matters!! Free Bible Correspondence Course Call: 636.294.9468 or 636.272.3013. Come Learn God’s Word with us. Sun. 9:30 am. - Bible classes 10:20 am. - Worship; Sun. 5 pm. - Worship; Wed Eve 7 pm. 2309 Markoe Avenue, Wentzville, MO 63385. 3rd Tues: Luncheon for Seniors. Seniors 55+ enjoy free lunch, cards, games, bingo. From 11 am - 2 pm at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd. Info: 636.561.8951. 2nd Wed: Noon Luncheon Shiloh United Methodist Church, 1515 Hwy T, Foristell. United Methodist Women provide main

entree & bevs. 636.673.2144. EVENTS September 13: Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University 7 p.m. at St. Peter Catholic Church in St. Charles, Mo. 9-week program teaches families how to get out of debt, stay out of debt and build wealth. Info: Susan Williams at 636.940.0426 or email swilli04@ gmail.com. September 14: 4th Annual Trivia Night 7 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Reception Hall, First Capitol & Sixth Street in St. Charles, Mo. Benefits Grant Anthony Jansen Memorial Foundation. Doors open at 6 p.m. $160/table of 8. VIP table is $200. Info: Jana Conoyer at jconoyer@ gajfoundation.org or 314.750.4579. September 14: Trivia Night 6 p.m. at Hope Lutheran Church, 1975 Old Hwy. 94 South, St.

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Charles, Mo. 63303. Proceeds benefit “Discovery Playground” at Jaycee Park. Tickets are $20 each or $160/table of 8.. Silent auction. Soda, wine and beer provided. Info: rotary2341@gmail.com. September 15: Fall Fashion Show 12 p.m. at St. Charles Masonic Lodge, 2051 Collier Corp. Pkwy. in St. Charles. $15/person. Fall fashion, entertainment, prizes & more. Info: Susan at 314.757.0069 or susandeclue242@aol.com. September 15: Hangar Dance 6 p.m. at St. Charles Airport Smartt Field, 6390 Grafton Ferry Road, Portage Des Sioux, Mo. $16 in advance, $20 at the door. “Sentimental Journey” will play. Info: 636.928.5687 or visit www.cafmo. org. September 15: Trivia Night 6:30 p.m. at Connections to Success/Calvary Church, 1701 North Second Street, St. Charles, Mo. $20/person with 10-person max at a table. 50/50, raffle, silent auction & more. Snacks & non-alcoholic beverages provided. Info: Esther Angelos at 636.441.0329. September 15: BreakDown STL 7 p.m. at Chesterfield Amphitheater. BreakDown STL is a non profit organization dedicated to empowering teens to make positive life choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, bullying and suicide by providing preventive health education. Free but reservations requested. Info: Dawn.McLaughlin@breakdownstl. org or 314.971.7625.

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At Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 8945 Vets. Mem. Pkwy. 636.219.0553. Every Monday: Adult Volleyball 6-7 p.m. at the St. Charles County Family YMCA, 3900 Shady Springs Lane, St. Peters. Non-competitive, co-ed, free and open to the public. Just show up with your friends and enjoy a fun-filled evening. Info: 636.928.1928. 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: 6:30 p.m. O’Fallon Garden Club. Meets at Sunrise Methodist Church, 7116 Twin Chimney Blvd. More info call Barb at 636.978.5930. Every 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. Join us every week to work on quilts “One Stitch at a Time” for local charities. Anybody welcome, no experience required. Every Tuesday: Toastmasters Meeting 7 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center, 2650 Tri Sports Circle, O’Fallon, Mo. Toastmasters gives all members the opportunity to grow their skills, which fosters self-confidence and personal growth. St. Charles County Toastmasters is open to the public

and looking for new members. Info: 636.379.2505. Every Wednesday: Crossroads Cribbage Club 12 p.m. Meets at Rizzo’s Bar & Grill, Wentzville, MO. Every Wednesday: Charity Bingo 6:45 p.m. VFW Post 5077 sponsors, at VFW Hall, 8500 Veterans Mem. Pkwy., O’Fallon. Cash prizes awarded. Support Vets & other worthwhile charities. Now a non-smoking facility. Info: 636.272.1945 or www. vfwpost5077.org. 1st & 3rd Wednesday: St. Charles Area Wood Carvers 7 p.m. Diverse group of people has a wide variety of carving skills ranging from novice to professional. Meetings include brief business mtg. followed by carving session. At Weldon Spring Site Remedial Action Project, 7295 Hwy. 94 South, St. Charles. Visitors always welcome!

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Every Friday: VFW Fish Fry 3-8 p.m. VFW Post 2866. 66 VFW Lane. Call Bill Sams, 636.724.9612.

Every Saturday: Charity Bingo 7 p.m. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Wentzville Community Club (500 West Main, Wentzville 63385). No games Easter weekend & Christmas. $3,600 in cash prizes each week. Progressive game, Derby tickets, pull-tabs, 505/50, bar & food. Info: www.wentzvillefleamarket. org, www.facebook.com/wentzvillecommunity-club.

Every Saturday: Senior Singles 3 p.m. meeting, 4 p.m. dinner at various restaurants in St. Charles County. Why eat alone? Info: Wanda at 636.561.9100 or Pat at 636.240.7898.

4th Sunday: Car Cruise Through September. 10:30 a.m. at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon, Mo. All cars and clubs welcome. The 50/50 drawing benefits St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

Louis, MO 63367. Playgroup is a great opportunity to teach our children how to play and share while in a welcoming environment. Info: Andrea Crislip at 314.479.0306 or andreacrislip@gmail.com, or visit www.lslmothersclub.com.

Every Thursday: Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon 11:45 a.m. Meets at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon. More info at www.ofkiwanis.com. 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. Info: Darryl Sandweg, 636.980.1777. Every Friday: Moms Play Group 10 a.m. at LSL Community Association, 100 Cognac Ct., Lake Saint

September 24: PALS Fundraiser 4-9 p.m. at Denny’s in Troy. Have a great meal and help the animals of Lincoln County at the same time. A portion of the sales will be donated to PALS. Info: www.pals-pets.com or 636.338.1818.

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September 12, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County • www.mycnews.com

Fill in the blank squares in the grid, making sure that every row, column and 3-by3 box includes all the digits 1 through 9.

Middle Pick:

Community News is proud to offer our readers “Book Buzz.” This column will feature great books for children in three categories: Youngest Pick: early childhood to the first or second grade, Middle Pick: elementary school children, and Oldest Pick: middle school children. Enjoy!

Reprinted with permission, Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2012. See solution on page 13

“Annie and Helen”

One of the most admired teachers ever preformed miraculous tasks with her clever student Helen Keller. “Annie and Helen,” is an engaging new book about Keller and her dedicated teacher Annie Sullivan. This marvelous read is one of more than 40 books written by Deborah Hopkinson, the author of five Book Buzz Picks. Soft, pastel illustrations by Raul Colón, also a Newsbee favorite, were inspired by the work of American artist Mary Cassatt. Sullivan had special challenges as a new teacher. Keller was not quite seven when they met and was affected by an illness at 19 months that left her blind and deaf. Keller also couldn’t speak so Sullivan had to develop ingenious ways to communicate with her. Initially, Sullivan was in the dark. The child was like a darting, wild animal, didn’t understand anything. But in a matter of months, Keller began to learn words by touch, could make sense of the shapes and objects Sullivan made and held in her hands, and translate them into words. Learning by trial and error, student and teacher formed bonds that lasted almost 50 years. Their story has been told in text and film; this glorious new addition is a tribute to caring teachers from a master of historical fiction and non-fiction.

Joke of the week: A new hair salon opened up for business right across the street from an old established hair cutters’ place. They put up a big bold sign which read: “WE GIVE SEVEN DOLLAR HAIR CUTS!” Not to be outdone, the old Master Barber put up his own sign: “WE FIX SEVEN DOLLAR HAIR CUTS”

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CNSTC: Sept. 12. 2012