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September 26, 2012

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A Central County Fire and Rescue ladder truck was struck on I-70 for the second time in less than a year.

Ladder Truck Down By Shelly A. Schneider

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Central County Fire and Rescue has shipped one of two ladder trucks back to the manufacturer in Appleton, Wis. Assistant Chief Steve Brown said the truck was departing the scene of a car crash when it was struck from behind. “A driver who fell asleep at the wheel drove his car into the fire truck at 11:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 15,” Brown said. “Fortunately, the driver hit the truck while it was moving – probably going 20 or 25 mph. If the ladder truck had been stopped, the driver would have been killed.” The ladder truck sustained approximately $80,000 in damage, and will be out of service for four months. “We’ll use a pumper truck, but we’ll rely heavily on our neighbors,” Brown said. “We need two ladder trucks.” CCFR covers 76 square miles and more than 92,000 in population. One ladder truck was positioned on the east side of the district, and one on the west. They are needed, Brown said, because of the types of buildings in the fire protection district, including multi-story residential structures. “We surround the city of St. Charles on the north and south side, and cover west to the T.R. Hughes overpass,” Brown said. “It’s quite a bit of area Last year we ran more than 6,000 calls in emergency services. About 50 percent are EMS related, and about 10 percent are rescue, which would include motor vehicle crashes and extrication.” Brown said he no longer calls them “car accidents.” “They are motor vehicle crashes,” he said. “This wasn’t an act of God. It’s someone not paying attention, or driving impaired. It may be unintentional, but it definitely wasn’t an accident. We’ve been very fortunate that none of our personnel have been hurt in these (crashes).” Despite firefighters following all national safety recommendations and regulations, the truck was struck and

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severely damaged. Chief Russ Mason said the driver of the car suffered only minor injuries. “The driver who hit the fire truck in January lost his life in the crash,” Mason said. According to the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) vehicle collisions claimed 253 firefighter lives and another 70 firefighters were lost as a result of being struck by a vehicle from 1996 to 2010. These situations are not only dangerous for firefighters; a Department of Transportation (DOT) report found that approximately 18 percent of all traffic fatalities in the U.S. are a result of secondary collisions. These are collisions that occur as a result of distraction or congestion from a prior incident. Fire trucks are typically positioned at accidents to help protect accident victims and emergency responders from oncoming traffic. “In the case of these accidents, the fire truck that was hit protected other emergency responders from being struck,” Mason said. “We need the help of our residents to keep themselves and our

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firefighters safe on the road.” Mason recommended that when drivers come upon an accident scene they: • Slow down • Stay alert • Focus on the road • Avoid using cell phones • Look for personnel directing traffic,

and tending to the accident scene • Stop when directed to stop, do not slowly coast • Do not make any sudden movements • Do not stare at the accident scene or flashing lights while the vehicle is in motion


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September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

Pampered Living! Payne Family Homes to Build in The Hamptons

Image Eye Care Offers Small Town Service with Convenience and Variety By Deanna Massie

Payne Family Homes has just announced the acquisition of a limited number of sites in The Hamptons, a prestigious gated enclave on Hemsath Road in St. Charles County. “The Hamptons presents an irresistible opportunity to own a luxurious, free-standing home – in a premier location – with a carefree lifestyle,” said Kim McIver, who has been named sales manager for the community. “Customers are going to love what we have in store for them here!” Payne Family Homes will offer an unusually broad selection of 12 ranch, story-and-a-half, and two-story designs from its wildly successful Lifestyle Collection, loaded with upscale amenities and available with three-car garages on certain home sites. Floor plans range from 1627 to 3388 square feet, and lower levels can be finished for additional entertainment and bedroom space. To maintain the established community’s elegant streetscape, the homes will feature sophisticated elevations with generous applications of brick and stone and consistent color schemes. Although details are still being finalized, preview pricing in The Hamptons starts from the mid-$200s, and construction of a display model is expected to begin shortly. Meanwhile, interested buyers are invited to tour the 1.5-story “Montego,” a Lifestyle model on display at Payne Family’s Tuscany neighborhood just up the street. McIver emphasizes The Hamptons’ exceptional location, only a quarter-mile from the Page Extension and within walking distance of the Katy Trail. Better still, opening of the Page Avenue connector now puts residents of the community less than 10 minutes from Chesterfield and the juncture of I-64/40 and Highway 141. Best of all, leisure time comes standard with a Payne Family Home in The Hamptons. Grounds care and some exterior maintenance is provided for a monthly fee, which means that future owners won’t have to contend with the time-consuming responsibilities of shoveling snow, mowing the lawn, or watering the yard, since irrigation systems are included. To experience the community, take Page Avenue (Highway 364) to the Arena Parkway exit, north one-quarter mile on Arena to Hemsath. The Hamptons’ gated entry is on the left, and Payne’s display model at Tuscany is on the right. An interest list is now forming, and requests to register for the list may be directed to McIver at 314.220.2861. Lifestyle floor plans are posted on the company website,

Like so many services, eye care has gone the al, attentive service. way of large retail chains. Patients may now “We’ve already begun to develop a strong cuspick up groceries and get fitted for contacts in tomer base,” Hamilton said. “We plan on keeping the same big box store, and it small for now, to maintain branded eye care retailers a very personal experience.” have popped up on every Hamilton said small corner in the metro area. doesn’t mean more expenWith so much convenience, sive. Image eye Care accepts patients have to sacrifice most insurance, and keeps service. prices competitive with the Dr. Todd Hamilton O.D., larger chains. founder of Image Eye Care, Image Eye Care offers the said patients deserve better. full list of eye care services, “Just out of college, my from eye exams for chilwife and I both worked dren and adults, multifocal at retail eye care centers,” contact lenses, to dry eye, Hamilton said. “We wanted computer vision problems, to create a place where our and eye surgery. Located at patients can get the highest 1120 Wolfrum Road, Suite quality of care, and still keep 106, near the intersection the convenience and variety of Westwood and Highway of options that come with a 94, Image Eye Care is open Dr. Todd Hamilton. Photo by Ray Rockwell larger store.” 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday Image Eye Care is just such a place. Located in and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday and hip new offices remodeled especially for the busi- Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. Call ness, Image Eye Care caters to the techno-savvy 636.447.2244 or visit to eye care patients of today without losing person- learn more or to schedule an appointment.

Building Permits in Wentzville Beginning to Climb Again According to records maintained by Wentzville’s Department of Community Development, new residential development in Wentzville is beginning to increase again. By August 31 of this year, the city had issued a combined total of 227 permits for single and multi-family residential development - 207 for single-family and 20 for multi-family. In 2011, the total number of single and multi-family residential permits issued for the year was 218. Wentzville’s August 2012 totals pushed the city into the lead for residential development in St. Charles County. Housing-permit totals released by St. Charles County in September showed by the end of August Wentzville’s total of 227 permits put the city slightly ahead of O’Fallon’s 223

permits and St. Peters’ permit total of 191. Wentzville’s all-time high for residential development was reached in 2004, with a total of 1,459 permits issued that year. The numbers began declining in 2005, with 2011 registering the least number of permits in over 10 years. In 2011, the city only issued a total of 218 residential development permits - 182 for single family and 36 for multi-family. While the city is still a long way from its 2004 totals, Wentzville city officials and leaders are encouraged by this year’s numbers and hope they signal the beginning of a rebound in housing development. Wentzville Mayor Nick Guccione said healthy growth in the city’s residential development is a key factor in bringing residents more jobs, improved city amenities, shopping, and dining choices. “Our impressive residential growth over the past 10 to 15 years enabled us to attract highquality businesses and their accompanying jobs,” Guccione said. “When businesses see families are again investing in our city, they’ll be encouraged to invest here also.” • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012

Lake Saint Louis Parks and Recreation Events Halloween Party Friday, October 26, 2012 Save the date! The Lake Saint Louis Parks & Recreation and the Lake Saint Louis Mother’s Club welcome everyone to this annual familyfriendly celebration. Plan to join us for this free community event from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Founders Park. Please visit the and click on Parks & Recreation for more information. Babysitting Basics Saturday, October 13, 2012 8:30 – Noon at Lake Saint Louis City Hall Designed for boys and girls, ages 11 and older. Topics covered by Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital Staff include: infant and toddler care, play ideas, appropriate discipline techniques, safety skills and more. The program is $16 per child, and includes a light snack and course certificate. For more information and to register, please visit; look under the parks & recreation section.

Long-Term Planning Workshop Scheduled On October 10, Community Living, Inc., a premier provider of programs and services for people with disabilities in St. Charles County, will host a special educational workshop focused on long-term planning for loved ones caring for those with special needs. The free event, titled “Your Dependent with Special Needs - Making His or Her Future More Secure,” will take place in the St. Charles Community College Student Center, located on the second floor in Room 205. All family members, friends and guardians of individuals with special needs are invited and encouraged to make plans to attend. The workshop will feature an expert panel that will address concerns and questions, and provide essential information on a variety of important topics including benefit eligibility, guardianship and conservatorship/guardian ad litem, financial security and funding options. Participants may choose from two sessions. The first session will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m., and lunch will be provided. A second session will be held later in the day from 6-8 p.m. with dinner provided. Registration for the event is required. To register for one of the sessions, or for more information on the event, contact Carolyn Hoffman, development coordinator for Community Living, Inc., at 636.970.2800, ext. 3022, or via e-mail at choffman@

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Final I.C.E. Program of the Summer St Charles County Ambulance District paramedics recently presented the final I.C.E. (in case of emergency) program of the summer to area senior citizens. Paramedics often respond to emergencies where the patient is unconscious from a traumatic injury (car accident) or medical condition (stroke) where the patient cannot provide pertinent information. The ICE program allows first responders to access an emergency contact person in critical situations. The program is rather The St. Charles County Ambulance District hosted the summer’s final ICE program at Wyndham simple, but has great benefits. Park. Photos by Ray Rockwell. Paramedics ask cell phone owners to program the electronic address book in their cell phones with the acronym ICE before the names of people they would want contacted in case of an emergency. For instance, ICE Mom or ICE Dad. Older adults may designate their children, ICE Jane or John. This is a simple, but effective way to provide paramedics and other emergency responders with readily available information to contact someone in case of an emergency. A brief safety presentation explained how the program works. Ambulance District personnel provided one-on-one assistance to residents and entered their emergency contacts into their cell phones. As a special treat, an ice cream social was provided to participants just prior to the start of the program. The program has been a huge success with more than 700 attendees at 23 facilities throughout the county.

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New K9 Officer

‘Adventures of Tintin’ Movie in the Park Rescheduled

The St. Charles Police Department recently took receipt of its newest staff member. Phoenix is a two year-old German Shepherd, and is one of three K9 members on board in the city of St. Charles. K9 Phoenix will be a multi-purpose canine capable of tracking, contraband detection, and protection duties. Phoenix joins the departments other two K9’s, Duke and Tucker. K9 Phoenix will be partnered with a newly selected canine officer and together they will complete their training over the next few Photo by Ray Rockwell weeks. Phoenix was a gift from the Grant Anthony Jansen Memorial Foundation. The foundation was established to honor St. Charles Police Officer Grant Jansen, who was killed while on duty in a single car accident during the early morning hours of Sept. 10, 2008. Jansen’s wife, Annette, started the foundation as a way to carry on her husband’s legacy. The foundation supports Backstoppers, Autism Speaks, scholarships for Eastern Missouri Police Academy recruits, Missouri Concerns of Police survivors, and the needs of local K-9 Police Dogs at various police departments.

“The Adventures of Tintin” movie in the park was originally scheduled for Friday, September 7 but had to be postposed due to a rainstorm that came through the area. The movie is now scheduled for Friday, October 19, at Shady Springs Park at dusk (approximately 7 p.m.). Bring your family, some snacks and a lawn chair

or blanket, and come prepared to relax and be entertained. Coolers with non-alcoholic beverages are welcome. Refreshments will also be available for purchase. Shady Springs Park is located at 3888 Shady Springs Lane in St. Peters, MO.

MS Walk-A-Thon Raised $26,000 The Central County Community Outreach Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Walk-A-Thon raised more than $26,000 to help find the cause of, treatment for, and ultimately a cure for MS. It will also help provide education, information, direct financial support, and scholarships to individuals and families living with MS. There is no cure for MS, a chronic disease that impacts the central nervous system - the brain, spinal cord and optic nerves. “When I found out one of my younger firefighters had been diagnosed with MS I knew we needed to raise awareness and help find a cure,” said Central County Fire & Rescue (CCFR) Captain Doug Raines, who organized the event with

the help of his fellow firefighters through Central County Community Outreach. “The outpouring of community support was unbelievable, and will make a huge difference in the lives of local families living with MS,” he said. More than 100 community members and CCFR firefighters, Fredbird from the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues Alumnus Terry Yake all participated in the 24-hour walk-a-thon that ran September 14 and 15. Rob Hamman American Family Insurance, TBones Natural Meats and True Fitness served as sponsors for the event. Proceeds will benefit The Gateway Area Chapter of the National MS Society.

Best of Missouri Market The Missouri Botanical Garden announces the 21st anniversary of the Best of Missouri Market®. The event will take place at the Missouri Botanical Garden from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, October 6 and 7. Guests can also enjoy “First Look Friday,” an early chance to shop the Market from 6 to 9 p.m. on Friday, October 5. The event will feature over 30 new vendors, more than 120 outstanding Missouri food producers and artisans, and entertainment for the entire family. Every year, visitors enjoy browsing under large tents and discovering the best of Missouri’s hidden treasures, including country stands filled with

fresh produce, flowers, plants, herbs, nuts, candies, meats, mushrooms, seasonings, salsas, and baked goods from Missouri’s finest farmers and producers. Artisans offer handcrafted items such as willow furniture, carved wooden birds, dried flowers and wreaths, decorative ironwork, soaps, handmade pottery, baskets, decorated gourds, custom jewelry, wooden toys and garden ornaments. Entertainment will include live music, a food court and a special Kids Corner with popular activities for children, including pumpkin decorating, cow milking and craft projects. Admission to the Best of Missouri Market is $12 for adults, $10 for visitors 65 and older, and $5 for Garden members and children 3-12 years. Children under 3 are free. Admission prices cover both general Garden and Market admission and a copy of the Best of Missouri Souvenir Directory. The Missouri Botanical Garden, located at 4344 Shaw Blvd., will present the Market under tents outdoors October 6 and 7, 2012, rain or shine. Abundant free parking is available on Garden grounds or on the lots one block east of the Garden at Vandeventer and Shaw, with continuous free shuttles to the Garden. For directions or more details about this event, call 314.577.5100 or 1.800.642.8842 toll free or visit • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012

Dardenne Prairie to Host Bike Drive The city of Dardenne Prairie is hosting a bike drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 29. Donated bicycles (and cash!) are vital to the mission of St. Louis Bicycle Works. St. Louis BWorks, home of BicycleWorks, is located in the Soulard Neighborhood in St. Louis. It was founded in 1988 to give area “at-risk” youths a place to develop skills, interact with peers and caring adults, and safely challenge the limits of their abilities. BWorks is the first St. Louis program to utilize bicycles as an educational tool to teach responsibility and good work habits. BWorks’ primary focus is the Earn-A-Bike Program for kids. Children are taught the basics about bicycle safety and maintenance as a means to build community awareness and personal responsibility. This is a free program where kids attend a series of hands-on courses held at the all-volunteer community bike shop. Youths who complete the course graduate with knowledge about bicycles, individual as well as cohesive group work skills, and a better understanding of bicycle safety. Graduating youths earn their own bike, helmet, light, and lock, and participate in a group safety ride with adults and peers. About 100 kids graduate from the class every year. To date, more than 10,000 bikes have been provided to area kids through this program. St. Louis BWorks is made possible through volunteers who provide countless hours to the community bike shop and participate in community outreach programs such as food drives (Cranksgiving) and Earth Day celebrations. These programs and events amplify the organization’s secondary mission: preventing bikes from reaching a land fill, and promote the benefits of bicycling as a form of clean, healthy transportation that is not only more sustainable, but more enjoyable. Every bike donated will be provided as part of the Earn-aBike program, refurbished for donation to underprivileged kids, readied for a bike sale, salvaged for parts, or recycled. To learn more about this event, please contact Mark Kaiser, Bike Works representative at 314.537.6474. To learn more about St. Louis BWorks, visit


We’ve Got a Fever…and the Only Prescription…is MO’ Cowbell! Thousands of runners are hitting the streets of St. Charles in the flattest and fastest Half Marathon and 5K in the St. Louis region. MO’ Cowbell, partially inspired by the SNL Blue Oyster Cult skit, will take place at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012 in St. Charles at Frontier Park. So instead of “making gold records,” join to run, volunteer or show your love for cowbell! New this year to MO’ Cowbell is a 5K run perfect for runners with a wider range of skill levels, a Health and Fitness ExMO’ featuring about 30 different health minded companies held during our runner packet pick up, and Chuck the mascot who will be at the post-race party. For more info visit at and find all your MO’ Cowbell updates at Facebook. com/MOCowbellRun.

Volunteers Needed for Habitat Restoration at Brommelsiek Park In a celebration of National Public Lands Day, Greenway Network in partnership with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department, will restore habitat for wildlife in Brommelsiek Park, which is at Schwede and Wilson Road in St. Charles County. There are two programs scheduled for the September 29 event. The first, from 8 to 9 a.m., is reserved as a special opportunity for families with very young children (10 years of age and under) to learn about habitat restoration and plant in a specially designated area. The second will be held from 9 a.m. to noon. Volunteers are needed to plant 500 native trees and shrubs to create wildlife habitats for a variety of animals and songbirds. This is an excellent opportunity for scout troops, environmental clubs and students needing community service hours. Volunteers should bring their own shovels and gloves. Refreshments and snacks will be provided. Registration is a two step process. Please send an e-mail to with “Brommelsiek Planting” in the subject line. Include the number of people you will be bringing. Completion of a liability waiver for each participant the day of the event will complete the registration.

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September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

Wentzville Offers Free Fall Pickup of Tree and Shrub Trimmings

Tour the “Cities of the Dead” on the Ghosts of St. Louis’ Past Day Trip

Once fall arrives, many residents like to do a final trimming of the trees and shrubs around their houses. To make it easy for residents to dispose of these trimmings, the city of Wentzville provides a free Brush and Tree Chipper Program in both the spring and fall. For residents living north of the railroad tracks, the free fall pickup of tree and shrub trimmings is scheduled for the week of October 1-5. Residents living south of the railroad tracks will have their tree and shrub trim¬mings picked up October 9-12. To ensure their trimmings are picked up, residents should have them placed at the curb by 6 a.m. on Monday of the week their area is scheduled for pickup. Limbs should be eight inches or less in diameter, and not tied into bundles or placed in bags. All materials not placed at the curb line or that have greater than an eightinch diameter will not be picked up. Leaves, deco¬rative grasses or grass clippings are not included in this pickup and will not be accepted. After the October pickup, the next scheduled free limband-brush pickup won’t be until spring of 2013. For questions about the Brush and Tree Chipper Program, call the Wentzville Public Works Department at 636.639.2049.

Get set for Halloween! On Tuesday, October 30, board the motor coach for a most unusual day trip to St. Louis-area graveyards (“cities of the dead”) and a notorious haunted house. Famous “residents” buried in Bellefontaine, Calvary and Jefferson Barracks cemeteries have storied pasts and secrets to be revealed. The day’s adventure includes lunch at the Lemp Mansion Restaurant & Inn, where legend has it that the deaths in the Lemp family, especially suicides, cause ghostly activities. On the morning of the trip, meet the motor coach at 8:30 a.m. in the Civic Park parking lot in O’Fallon, Missouri 63366, returning to the lot by 4 p.m. The trip’s cost is $89 for residents and $99 for

Health Department Offers CPR, First Aid Certification Each year, it is estimated that more than two million Americans suffer a heart attack and that more than 50 million are injured severely enough to warrant medical attention. To prepare yourself on how to react should someone you know or love face either of these life-threatening experiences, the St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment will offer Adult/Infant/Children CPR and First Aid Certification training this fall. Led by Division of Public Health nurse Lana Hudanick, these half-day courses will focus upon recognition and response to emergencies. Accommodating up to 20 participants per session, classes will teach how to identify and provide basic first aid for injuries, to conduct cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until further medical help arrives, and to operate an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) on victims in cardiac arrest. Upon completion, attendees will receive a two-year certification from the American Red Cross. Open to all individuals aged 18 or older, two classes will be offered, on Thursday, Oct. 4 or Thursday, Nov. 1 (both are 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.). Both classes will be presented at the health department facility (1650 Boone’s Lick Road in St. Charles). The classes will cost $45 per person and advanced registration (with full payment) is required. For information, please call 636.949.7400. The St. Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment is committed to the protection and enhancement of health and the quality of life for all members of our community. For information on programs offered and to discover ways the Department assists our community, visit or call 636.949.7400.

non-residents, and includes lunch, roundtrip transportation, tours, a guide, taxes and gratuities. Goosebumps are free. Sign up for trips at least a month or more in advance. The deadline to register for “Ghosts of St. Louis’ Past” is Sunday, September 30. To register: 1. Call 636.474.2732 or 636.379.5606. 2. Or, visit the Parks and Recreation website, www.ofallon.; on the left-hand menu select “Programs,” then “Trips.” Come to the Renaud Spirit Center (RSC), 2650 Tri Sports Circle (63368), or the Parks and Recreation Administration Office, 400 Civic Park Drive (63366).

The Little Perks that Sometimes Come with Plastic The next time a salesperson tries to sell you an extended warranty on your newest electronic toy, resist the urge. You may already be carrying an extended warranty in your pocket. Did you know some credit cards automatically extend manufacturer warranties for one year for items purchased with plastic? In fact, some credit cards even offer roadside assistance, lost luggage insurance and trip cancellation coverage. But, while some cards offer great perks, others do not. The best way to tell what kinds of perks your credit card carries is to call the toll-free number on the back of your card or pour though your card’s member agreement that is posted online. Generally speaking, though, you have to pay for an item with the credit card in order to get the perk. Here are some of the most common additional benefits that credit cards offer: • Extended warranties - for items purchased with the card. This coverage usually doubles the manufacturer’s warranty, with a one-year maximum. • Roadside assistance – for towing or lockout service. It’s not free, but the fee has been negotiated in advance to save you money. • Rental car damage - to cover all or part of the cost if you damage a rental car. It pays what your insurance won’t - including the deductible. The card’s coverage generally applies to 30 days of rental driving, and the cardholder must be the primary

renter. • Price protection - pays the difference if you find a lower price on an item within 60 days of purchase. • Purchase protection - replaces lost, stolen or damaged items, typically within 90 days of purchase. The maximum payouts vary with the card. • Travel accident coverage - in the event you are hurt or killed on a trip paid for with the credit card. • Lost luggage coverage - in case your bags are delayed more than 12 hours. It covers purchase of essential items, such as a toiletries or a change of clothes. If the bags never show up, the card may also cover costs not reimbursed by the airline. • Hotel burglary coverage – reimburses you for stolen property while staying at a hotel. • Trip cancellation coverage - pays for nonrefundable payments and deposits if your trip is canceled. • Satisfaction Guarantee - refunds your money, up to $250, if you are unhappy with a product within 60 days of purchase and the store will not accept a return. The reason credit card issuers offer perks is to be more competitive. Yet, the issuers don’t boast much about them in their marketing efforts. In fact, according to a Harris poll conducted for MasterCard last year, 55 percent of people don’t know the benefits available on their cards. So, the next time you’re shopping around -- for anything from a home theatre system to a cruise package - remember to do your homework and see just what perks come with your credit card. You may not need to purchase that extended warranty or vacation protection after all! This information is compiled courtesy of West Community Credit Union in O’Fallon, Brentwood and Kirkwood. For more information, contact us at 636.720.2400. • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012

Fallen Guardsmen’s Children Receive $50,000 Toward Education By Bill Phelan | Aleks Kisseloff ’s dream of becoming an ornithologist recently got a little closer to reality in the wake of a $50,000 donation toward his education and to that of his sister, Serena. Aleks and Serena, 11 and 13 respectively, are the first-ever recipients of the Veterans United Military Heroes Award, which was presented to them during a surprise ceremony Sept. 7 at Busch Stadium. The award was presented by the Veterans United Foundation, a nonprofit organization supported by Columbiabased Veterans United Home Loans. The Kisseloff siblings live with their grandparents in St. Charles Aleks and Serena Kisseloff, of St. Charles, received a $50,000 check for their education Friday from the Veterans United Foundation after throwing out the first pitch at Busch Sta- after tragically losing their mother, dium. From left are Foundation Director, Megan Sievers, Fredbird, foundation commit- Dana, to illness, and two years later tee member, Charles NeVille, coordinator, Miranda Chapin, Serena, Aleks, Mila Kisseloff, their father to the war in AfghaniBrig. Gen. David F. Irwin, Richard Kisseloff, and Spc. Ernest Roberts. (Submitted photo) stan. Sgt. Denis D. Kisseloff served with the Missouri Army National Guard’s 1141st Engineer Company (Sapper) based out of Kansas City, when he was killed on May 14, 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. In light of their sacrifice, Foundation officials felt the Kisseloff children were the perfect candidates for the inaugural Military Heroes Award. “These kids have been through a lot and the foundation felt compelled to make sure this family had the support they needed,” said Megan Sievers, the foundation director. “We wanted make a lasting impact on their lives.” Sievers said the Kisseloff family came to their attention through the foundation’s outreach program with some assistance from Operation Homefront, a military family assistance organization. Aleks and Serena were fully aware they would throw out the first pitch before last Friday’s rain-delayed Cardinal game versus the Milwaukee Brewers, but they had no idea they would receive $50,000 toward their educations. “It really touched my heart,” Serena said. “I thought it was awesome,” added Aleks. Joining the Kisseloff children at the ceremony was National Guard Brig. Gen. David F. Irwin, deputy commander of the 35th Infantry Division, and Spc. Ernest Roberts, who served with Sgt. Kisseloff. “Sgt. Kisseloff bravely served, giving to his state and country,” Irwin said. “I was honored to be with his family. The support from the Veterans United Foundation and the fan reaction was something memorable.” “Denis was a great guy to serve with and he loved his family very much,” Roberts said. “I’m glad efforts to support his and other military families continue because the need is there.” Also present for the ceremony was Aleks and Serena’s grandmother, Mila Kisseloff, and their uncle, Richard Kisseloff. For more information about the Missouri National Guard, please visit and our social media sites: www.; Missouri_NG; com/MoNationalGuard; www.;; blog;

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Sing-along Wizard of Oz Follow the yellow brick road all the way to the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre for a fun evening the whole family will enjoy. St. Peters free Movies in the Park series will wrap up with Singalong Wizard of Oz at 7 p.m. on Friday, October 5. Bring the family together and experience one of the most beloved motion pictures of all time in a fun and interactive way. Join Dorothy as she journeys from Kansas to Oz and help her hiss away the Wicked Witch as you sing along to the movie. This is a theme night; come dressed in costumes if you’d like. The Cultural Arts Centre is located in the West Wing of St. Peters City Hall, at One St. Peters Centre Blvd., in St. Peters, MO. Note: Food and drink are not allowed in the Performing Arts Theater. More information about the Movies in the Park series can be found online at Choose Events – Movies in the Park from the “Things to Do” pull-down tab.

Free Fun at the Foundry Art Centre Come enjoy an afternoon of free fall fun at the Foundry Art Centre! Children 12 and under can decorate their own minipumpkin (supplies are limited to the first 100 children) or enjoy other fall-themed art projects and a scavenger hunt. Light refreshments will be available. Free Family Fun Day will be held from noon to 3 p.m. on Sunday, October 21. Don’t miss Amazing Animals where kids can get up close with some cool creatures. We Glee! is a performance group that sings contemporary music you hear on the radio, and will perform from 12-12:30 p.m. This event is generously sponsored by Ameren. For more information, please call the Foundry Art Centre at 636.255.0270 or visit



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September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

BreakDown STL: Changing Lives for Community Teens Emergency Response Training Being Offered By City of St. Today’s youth are constantly being deceived wood School Board with messages portraying a false sense of realFacts and statistics are used as supporting eviCharles School District’s Adult ity with little or no guidance as to what conse- dence for sexually transmitted diseases and drug quences really happen from sexual activity and and alcohol abuse. However, there is another and Community Education drug and alcohol abuse. Many teens have grown side to the youth that text books and pamphlets Program up in a feel good culture with the attitude, “If it cannot reach. Through their live dramas, Breakfeels good…do it” with little or no regard to the consequences that follow. Fortunately, a new youth organization has found a way to reach youth by exposing the truth about sexual activity, relationships, and substance abuse through a dynamic, innovative, and powerful presentation style. BreakDown STL is a not for profit organization that creates real life situations from the outside looking in for students. Through media and live presentation, students gain a better idea of what really happens when bad decision making comes into play. Available for public and private schools, youth groups, and youth organizations, BreakDown STL has already performed for a number of St. Louis area schools, including Lafayette High School and Westminster Christian Academy. The response from the administration, teachers, and students alike has been overwhelmingly positive. “Talk about impacting kids in a very positive, proactive way! An action-packed, humorous, thoughtful, visually exciting. reality-based production that entertains while imparting a powerful message that resonates with all teens who live in today’s world. Knowledge is power and this program helps to empower our teens with skills they can use daily to protect themselves in ways that are user-friendly and effective. If this program hasn’t been to your school yet, book it today! It’s worth it!” - Mary Battenberg, Rock-

Down STL is reaching the heart and soul of youth and tearing down the walls of emotion and barriers. They are leaving lasting impressions that students will reflect upon. Executive Director for BreakDown STL Jenna Imergoot said, “Our goal is to make our youth feel good about making their own positive decisions to say no despite the pressure to act on impulse and just do what ever feels good at the time. Until our youth can emotionally make a connection and know why they are saying no, it will be harder for them to reinforce their positive decisions. We just want to help and let them understand they are not alone in their struggles.” After a visit to Lafayette High School, one student commented, “I can’t say enough about BreakDown! The performance was real, entertaining, challenging, encouraging and informative. I feel like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders and I don’t have to be pressured by everyone that “Everyone’s doing it” because they’re not and you have a whole amazing, talented team of students to prove it.” BreakDown STL will have a 5K walk/run on Saturday, Oct. 6 at Faust Park in Chesterfield, Mo. Registration is open, and the cost is $25. Register at To book a presentation or for more information, please contact BreakDown STL Executive Director Jenna Imergoot at 314.570.7625.

As we remember our fellow Americans and the tragedy 11 years ago on 9/11, we are called to remember that throughout our history, emergencies and natural disasters have tested the fabric of our country. The Adult and Community Education program, through the St. Charles School District, is taking positive steps towards community preparedness, and is offering an Adult and Teen CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) training course to assist local emergency services and the communities of St. Charles and surrounding areas in case of an emergency or a disaster. The training is being delivered by the Mid America TEEN CERT program to anyone who is at least 12 years old, including adults. Mid America was recently named one of the top three emergency preparedness programs in the nation by FEMA and has been honored with numerous awards by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, school districts, faith-based organizations and municipalities in Missouri, Illinois and Ohio. Classes will be held at the Lewis & Clark Career Center, located at 2400 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles, beginning Saturday, October 6, 2012 and continuing four consecutive Saturdays through October 27. Each class will last from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Disasters can strike anywhere and at any time. In a disaster, traditional “911” and first responder capabilities such as fire, police, paramedics, and utility personnel will be overwhelmed and unable to immediately assist individuals. Professional emergency response may be delayed for hours, even days. CERT training promotes a partnering effort between emergency services and the people that they serve. The goal is to train members of neighborhoods, schools, community and faith-based organizations, or workplaces in basic response skills. Graduates can then be integrated into their area’s emergency response capability. If a disastrous event overwhelms or delays the community’s professional responders, CERT members can assist others by applying the basic response and organizational skills learned during training. These skills can help save and sustain lives following a disaster until help arrives. The skills learned also apply to daily emergencies. Basic training is designed to cover several key areas, such as Disaster Preparedness, Fire Safety, Disaster Medical Operations, Light Search and Rescue, Team Organization, Disaster Psychology, Special Needs Considerations, and Terrorism. The course concludes with a final exercise, which is a hands-on practical simulation to demonstrate the comprehensive skills learned during the course. To sign up for the class, please contact the Adult and Community Education 636. 443.4043 or visit There is no charge to take the class; however, it is strongly encouraged that each student purchases an emergency preparedness kit. Details will be provided on the first day of class. Anyone wanting more information about TEEN CERT training can contact Mid America TEEN CERT by visiting www. or Facebook • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012

Two- Mile Stroll Through The Park Will Raise Funds For Breast Cancer Patients On Saturday, October 6, Stroll Through The Park will be held at Cuivre River State Park. The event will raise awareness and essential funds for the St. Louis-based organization Gateway to Hope, which provides free professional treatment for breast cancer patients. The two mile scenic walk/run through will begin at 9 a.m. sharp at the Stone Shelter. Those interested in participating can download the registration form online at

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Friends of Lincoln County Medical Center (LCMC) will host its 10th Annual Trivia Night on Friday, October 5, 2012, at Sacred Heart Cafeteria in Troy, Missouri. The cost of the event is $100 per team of eight. Cash prizes will be given to the top three tables. Tables are going quick; please contact Pat Stark at 636.528.3389 to reserve your table today. This year’s theme is Cosmo Night. Bring your own snacks and we’ll provide the rest for a fun-filled evening.

Troy Rotary Back Yard Brews And Vino October 4 Troy Rotary will host the Back Yard Brews & Vino event on Thursday, October 4 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Lincoln County Fairgrounds. For $25.00 per person attendees can enjoy beer and wine tasting, fine food from local restaurants, a 50/50 drawing and attendance prizes. Tickets can be purchased from any Rotary Club member or at any of the following local businesses: Community State Bank, Wencol Computers, Troy Insurance/Cannon Companies and F&S Collision. For more information, call Vicki at 636.528.6688 or email

Representatives from Community State Bank presented Education Foundation Board President Tracy Black with a check for $700. The check is a result from hundreds of swipes of CSB Trojan debit card holders. Card holders can “give back” to the school by swiping their Trojan card as card and signing for the purchase. The Lincoln County R-III Education Foundation is currently in the process of being established as a 501(3)c, which will help enrich educational opportunities and experiences for students and staff of the Lincoln County R-III School District that are outside of the tax-based budget and allow the school district to apply for state and federal grants. The Education Foundation is planning a Founding Donor campaign in the spring.

September 29 Is Poverty Awareness Day The North East Community Action Corporation (NECAC) hopes to bring greater attention to the needs of the disadvantaged at its first Poverty Awareness Day. The event, co-sponsored by Pike County People First and the Pike County Agency for Developmental Disabilities, is from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, September 29 at Bowling Green Town Center next to Wal-Mart. The event will benefit all 12 counties in NECAC’s service area. Up to 50 booths will be set up by service providers, businesses and organization. Each will feature a cardboard box to demonstrate the plight of the homeless and offer statistics about the growing poverty rate. Included in Poverty Awareness Day will be a “Rally Walk” in which participants from each booth will take turns carrying a banner. Donations of food also will be accepted, with all of it going to area pantries. For more information about the event or the agencies included, call Gordy at 573.324.2207.

Julia “Judy” Hechler To Be Honoree Of Annual Britton House Roast The Britton House Board of Governors of the Shop, Flynn & Davenport, LLC or from board Lincoln County Historical Society will pres- members Pat Flynn, Amy J. Kinker, Alice Ann ent its 15 Annual Roast on Saturday, September Younger, Patsy Creech, Linda Bickel, Elaine Luck, 29.This year’s honoree is Julia “Judy” Hechler, Brian Sinclair, Dana Humphrey, Carla Emert, or Troy’s most dedicated preservationist and owner Joyce Dowell. Tickets are limited. of Hechler Hardware, Troy’s oldest family owned business, will be honored in a “Dean Martin” style dinner. The event will be held at the Woods Fort Country Club. Social hour will begin at 6 p.m. with the dinner at 7 p.m. The light-hearted, fun Roast will follow dinner and recognize Hechler’s substantial contributions made to the community. All proceeds of the roast will be used for the restoration and upkeep of Britton House. One of the longest-standing es in Lincoln County, Britton House is located on the corner of Boone and Main Streets in Troy. In 1996, Mrs. John (Lorene) Creech made possible the purchase of the home by the Lincoln County Historical Society. The preservation and operation of the property is maintained by the nine-members of the Britton House Board of Governors in loving memory of Mrs. Creech and Glenn Urder, the benefactress of Glenna’s Garden. The 2012 Corporate Sponsor is ples Bank and Trust Company. Individual tickets are $25.00 and may be purchased at Hechler Hardware, Troy Flower



September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

When It Comes to Texting and Driving: It Can Wait John Sondag, President, AT&T Missouri School is now in session, which means football on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons, temperatures are about to get cooler, and teens across Missouri and the rest of America are back in class. With teens driving to and from school, work, and after school activities, it is important that, in addition to the rules of the road, we focus on educating teens, their families, and their communities about the dangers of texting and driving. It can be hard for anyone, whether they are a teenager or an adult, to resist the urge to respond quickly to a text. In fact, a recent poll found that 43 percent of teens openly admit to texting and driving. The same survey found that nine out of ten teens expect recipients of their texts and emails to respond within five minutes. The pressure is on. This data clearly shows that the temptation to text while driving is greater than ever before. That’s why AT&T developed AT&T DriveMode, an app that auto-responds to any incoming texts with a message that says they’ll reply when it is safe. It silences incoming text noises and sends calls to voicemail, minimizing the temptation to respond. Our goal is to send a simple message to anyone who considers texting while driving: it can wait. Sending a text takes an average of five seconds. But doing that while traveling 55 miles per hour is the equivalent of driving the length of a football field with a blindfold on. It sounds unbelievable that anyone would unnecessarily close their eyes for a full five seconds while driving on the highway, but that’s effectively what you are doing if you send a text while driving. AT&T is committed to educating the public - particularly teens – on the risks of texting behind the wheel. AT&T’s ongoing efforts also include work with non-profit, safety-focused organizations, like the National Organizations for Youth Safety (NOYS), to educate teens about the choices they’re making when they text and drive. AT&T also created “The Last Text,” a powerful, 10-minute documentary that features real stories about lives that have been dramatically altered by texting and driving. You can help spread the word by visiting, watching the documentary, signing the “It Can Wait” pledge, and letting your friends, loved ones, colleagues, and community know that texting while driving is taking an unacceptable risk. Texting while driving doesn’t just affect you; it can change the lives of the passengers in your car, your family, and strangers on the road. Texting while driving puts everyone’s safety at risk.

Technology Spotlight Shines on Wentzville Educator Wentzville School District Technology Facilitator Greg Lawrence has been named to the inaugural class of METC Midwest Spotlight Educators by the Cooperating School Districts (CSD). These leaders in educational technology will be honored at the 2013 Midwest Education Technology Conference (METC). “I feel very honored and excited to have the opportunity to be a Spotlight Educator for the METC Conference this year,” Lawrence said. “I am thrilled to share the many wonderful things that our Wentzville educators are doing to enhance student learning and creativity with technology.” These Spotlight Educators are using technology to make a real difference in teaching and

learning for their students and fellow teachers. Their impact is reflected in increased knowledge, new skills, and increased a c a d e m i c achievement using technology across various subject areas. Each of this year’s Spotlight Educators will be a featured presenter at the 2013 Midwest Education Te c h n o l o g y Conference for K-12 educators, held February 11-13 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Presenters and attendees from Missouri, Illinois and beyond attend each year to interact with experts in the field, learn from neighboring schools and share best practices. To learn more about the METC, please visit and choose the METC link.

CC Transfer and College Majors Fair St. Charles Community College will host the Transfer and College Majors from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3, in the College Center Gymnasium on the SCC campus. The fair provides a way for students to explore the academic opportunities available to them at SCC as well as potential majors at other universities. “The purpose of the fair is to provide opportunities for students to gather information about majors and careers from faculty, community employers and transfer colleges and universities,” said Martha Toebben, career services coordinating counselor. “We believe that when a student has a purpose, they are much more likely to stay in college.” More than 50 majors will be represented at the fair this year, along with counselors and representatives from more than 25 Missouri colleges. The event is open to all current, former and prospective SCC students. Individual booths, each representing a college major, will be set up in the College Center Gym. Students can talk with representatives at various tables inquiring about the college major and related career opportunities. Booths staffed with admissions representatives from various colleges and universities will also be available for students interested in applying to and attending their universities. Students are encouraged to ask representatives any questions they may have about transferring. The following colleges and universities will have representatives at the fair: Barnes-Jewish College – Goldfarb School of Nursing, Central Methodist University, Central Methodist University – St. Louis Adult Degree Program, Culver-Stockton College, Devry University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, Kaplan University, Lindenwood University, Lindenwood University – LCIE, Logan College of Chiropractic, Maryville University, Maryville University Weekend and Evening College, McKendree University, Missouri Baptist University, Missouri Southern State University, Missouri State University, Missouri University of Science and Technology, Ranken Technical College, Southeast Missouri State University, Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville, Southwest Baptist University, St. Louis University, Truman State University, University of Central Missouri, University of Missouri, University of Missouri – St. Louis, University of Missouri – St. Louis offcampus sites. The Transfer and College Majors Fair is sponsored by General Motors. The SCC campus is located at 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville. For more information, please visit or contact April Hoekenga at 636.922.8239 or Martha Toebben at 636.922.8243. • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012



Cuivre River Electric Scholarship Deadline is October 1 SCC Idol Competition to be Held College students from Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles vide an official transcript, two letters of recom- October 5

and Warren counties are encouraged to apply for a Cuivre River Electric Cooperative (CREC) Operation Round Up scholarship. Fifty-seven undergraduate students received a total of $29,000 in scholarships from the Cuivre River Electric Community Trust Board in June to help them pursue their fall semester studies. The scholarship deadline is Monday, October 1. Scholarship funds are donated by CREC members who participate in Operation Round Up by rounding up their electric bill payments each month to the next highest dollar. Since the program began in 1997, more than $750,000 has been awarded to help over 1,590 area students achieve their academic goals. Students are eligible to be considered if they live in the Cuivre River service area and maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5 while attending undergraduate courses at an accredited university or technical school. The scholarship may also be used for adult continuing education courses in their career fields. Applicants are asked to pro-

mendation, write a narrative to highlight their academic achievements and community service, state their career goals and demonstrate a financial need. In addition to scholarships, Operation Round Up funds are used to help individuals, families and community organizations address the needs that cannot be met with other resources. Operation Round Up is designed to provide help in the areas of health, education, youth, home weatherization, and emergency and community services. More than $3.7 million has been awarded to applicants since the Operation Round Up program began in 1997. Cuivre River Electric Cooperative, founded in 1941, provides electricity to more than 60,000 homes and businesses in Lincoln, Pike, St. Charles and Warren counties. For more information on Operation Round Up and the scholarship program, or to obtain an application, contact Lonnie Tucker, 800.392.3709 ext. 230, or visit

WSD Seniors Selected as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists The Wentzville School District is proud to announce that Michael Brawner from Holt High School and Clarissa Mate from Timberland High School have been selected as semifinalists in the 58th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. These talented students represent less than one percent of U.S. high school seniors, and have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,300 National Merit Scholarships worth more than $32 million. Merit Scholar designees are selected on the basis of their skills, accomplishments, and potential for success in rigorous college studies. Michael Brawner is a four year member of the Holt High School marching band and a four year football athlete. He earned an ACT composite score of 34, and achieved a “5” rating on his AP Chemistry and AP Biology exams in May 2012. He is currently enrolled in a rigorous course schedule that includes four Advanced Placement classes. Brawner plans on attending the University of Missouri and studying veterinary medicine. Clarissa Mate is a senior class officer at Timberland High School, co-president of the French Club, and a member of the National Honor Society and the Math Club. She is active in speech and drama and also volunteers at Therapeutic Horsemanship. Mate has scored a 34 on the ACT test and is currently taking five Advanced Placement courses. She plans on studying chemistry, and would like to be a medical examiner or pathologist. To become a finalist, the semifinalist and their high school must submit a detailed scholarship application in which they provide information about the student’s academic record, participation in school and community activities, demonstrated leadership abilities, and honors and awards received. A semifinalist must have an outstanding academic record throughout high school, be endorsed and recommended by a high school official, write an essay, and earn SAT/ACT scores that confirm the student’s earlier performance on the qualifying test. Scholarships are underwritten by NMSC with its own funds and by approximately 440 business organizations and higher education institutions that share NMSC’s goals of honoring the nation’s scholastic champions and encouraging the pursuit of academic excellence.

SCC Idol, St. Charles Community College’s own version of “American Idol,” will be a singing competition among SCC students, held at 7 p.m. Friday, October 5, in the auditorium of the Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building on the college’s campus in Cottleville. American Idol fans will enjoy hearing the local talent of SCC’s students in a fun atmosphere. In addition to becoming the 2012 SCC Idol winner, the first place winner will receive a $500 tuition grant from the SCC Foundation. “This is one of my favorite events at SCC and it has grown every year,” said Mandi Smith, SCC student activities coordinator. “It gives the students on campus an opportunity to showcase their talent in front of friends, family and the community.” Judges will include representatives from SCC’s faculty and the local community. A fan favorite will also be chosen that night via a text-in voting system, introduced for the first time last year. The event, which debuted in 2008, will raise funds for multicultural and diversity programming at the college. Multicultural programs are designed to broaden students’ perspectives and enhance their education in a global society. The programs observe nationally recognized heritage months like Native American Heritage Month in November and Black History Month in February. The public is encouraged to attend and show support for their favorite idol. General admission tickets for the event are $5. Admission is free for SCC students with a college ID. Tickets will be on sale at the door the night of the event. Cash only. Please contact Mandi Smith, SCC student activities coordinator, at 636.922.8469 or for more information.



September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

Networking Works!

Streets of St. Charles Dental Ribbon Cutting

The O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce will host a series of Networking Works! workshops to teach local business people not just about the importance of networking, but how to get the most out of the networking they are already doing. The workshops will take place once a month at Staybridge Suites in O’Fallon, Mo. from October through February. Pete Brown of Sandler Training will lead the workshops with a focus on becoming a more confident and successful networker. “So many tend to believe that networking is really just handing out business cards over lunch,” said Erin Williams, president and CEO of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce. “In truth, that is a good way to meet people, but maybe not as effective as having strategic goals associated with how you meet people, why you meet people and how to make networking actually work for your business. These workshops will give participants not just an elevator speech, but the knowledge to build their ‘personal board of directors’ and how to build relationships that are mutually beneficial so that there is truly a net of people working for and with one another.” The event is open to members and non-members of the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce, and registration for one workshop as well as for the whole series is available, and includes a continental breakfast. For more information and to register for the classes, please visit or call 636.240.1818.

Dr. Mary Smith celebrated the grand opening of the Streets of St. Charles Dental offices with a ribbon cutting on Tuesday, September 18, 2012. Joining her were employees, ambassadors and board members of the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce. Streets of St. Charles Dental is located at 1520 South 5th Street, Suite 103 in St. Charles. For more information, please call 855.277.5493. If your business is new to the area and would like to celebrate with a ribbon cutting, contact Wendy Rackovan at the Greater St. Charles County Chamber of Commerce at 636.946.0633.

Global Spectrum’s Joe Capitanelli Receives Pacesetter Award from Convention Industry Council Joe Capitanelli, regional marketing director for Global Spectrum and marketing manager at the Global Spectrum managed Saint Charles Convention Center, has been awarded the Pacesetter Award from the Convention Industry Council (CIC). This new award honors accomplished industry supporters and emerging leaders in the meetings and events community. Capitanelli is one of four Pacesetter Award recipients. “We are extremely proud of Joe’s contributions and successes not only here at the Saint Charles Convention Center, but throughout all of Global Spectrum and the industry,” said Shura Garnett, regional vice president for Global Spectrum and general

manager at the convention center. Capitanelli began his career as a marketing intern at the St. Charles Convention Center, and was promoted to marketing manager in July 2008. Capitanelli is also a regional marketing director for Global Spectrum, where he oversees marketing efforts for the western region of convention centers. Additionally, he sits on the Global Spectrum National Marketing Plan Committee, where he assists in the marketing and advertising efforts for all of Global Spectrum’s managed convention centers. Capitanelli will be honored at an invitationonly luncheon hosted by CIC on Oct. 8, 2012 in Las Vegas during the IMEX America Show. • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012



Marketing Group Opening Call Center in Former US Fidelis Location ployment pool in the area also helped make the decision easy. “Dan and I live here, we know the people and couldn’t be happier making this area our national headquarters… This is the right place to find the right people,” she said. Mayor Nick Guccione expressed his enthusiasm for Roberts Marketing Group making Wentzville its national headquarters and the jobs it will bring. “It’s all about jobs, jobs, jobs,” said Guccione, who set attracting more jobs to the area as one of his top goals for 2012. “We have quality housing and amenities to attract families, and they, in turn, provide a rich employment and consumer pool for businesses that locate here. In short, Wentzville has the necessary ingredients to make it a great place to live, work and play. Our challenge is to make sure the information gets out to businesses looking for an ideal place to locate.” Ward 3 Aldermen Rick Stokes also extended the invitation to other businesses. “What can I say? Wentzville is open for business,” Stokes said. “I’m really excited about all the new business

developments we’ve had move into our city, and now we have a new industry coming to town. It’s a really exciting time for us.” Stokes also had words of praise for Wentzville Business Development Manager Larry Tucker. “I want to say a big “thank you” to Larry for all the work he did to make this happen,” he said. “He along with key people in our county, state, and region all partnered together to bring this type of a company here. These things don’t just happen. It takes hard-working people behind the scenes to make all the pieces come together.” According to Tucker, the city began working to try and secure a location for the Roberts Marketing Group back in June 2011. “I’m glad we were able to help move this growing company’s headquarter into Wentzville, and at the same time find an occupant for some of the space left vacant when US Fidelis went under,” Tucker said. “These things take time to work through, but it’s a rewarding feeling when everything finally comes together.”

EPC, Inc., the largest professional electronics recycler EPC’s Mobile Data Destruction service, which is providand IT Asset Management (ITAM) firm in Missouri and ed by on-site technicians in the company’s DDRV vehicles, one of the largest in the country, has expanded its indus- is an unmatched data security service that totally destroys try-leading service of mobile Data Destruction and Recy- confidential data from computers’ hard drives and other cling Vehicles (DDRV) internationally to Europe as well electronic devices on-site at a company’s location. Everyas their current offerings in the United States and Canada. thing needed for data destruction is provided by EPC. EPC now has DDRVs well positioned to service cusData storage devices can store thousands of documents, tomers from their locations in St. Charles, Mo. (suburban and documents stored on them can be recovered months, St. Louis, where EPC is headquartered), Las Vegas, Hous- if not years, after they are scanned. Most users of digital ton, Columbia, S.C., Toronto and now Sheffield, England. technology don’t have a firm grasp on a reliable, verifiable, EPC’s sister company, CSI Leasing UK, recently com- cost-effective solution to the problem. pleted its first European hard drive shredding job for a EPC’s DDRVs provide a means to safely shred hard customer in Germany through its CSI Lifecycle Services drives and related media for a client on-site, following a division. CSI Leasing UK’s DDRV can now provide on- set of guidelines published by the National Institute of site data destruction service to customers throughout Standards and Technology (NIST), which is responsible Europe, enabling EPC to offer its cutting-edge data de- for defining data security standards for the United States struction service throughout the United Kingdom and the government and industry. NIST has published Guidelines European Union. for Media Sanitization (NIST Special PublicaThe DDRV, a mobile drive and media shredder, is the tion 800-88), which outlines data eradication top solution for the highest security protocol for on-site methods that should be used based on the type electronic media destruction by shredding. This solution is an increasingly important data eradication option as government agencies, hospitals, insurance companies and other businesses and institutions grapple with data destruction solutions that satisfactorily address new industry laws. Currently, there are more than 550 federal and state e-waste and data security laws on the books.

of device and security needs of an organization. “Getting rid of information off old hard drives is a critical function for proper life cycle management of any data storing device. Failure to have a secure data destruction process can severely damage or even ruin a company if not properly addressed,” said Dan Fuller, founder and president of EPC. EPC is an approved electronics recycler with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and the largest DNR-certified electronic waste recycling facility in the State of Missouri. The company maintains a Zero Landfill Policy and Zero Export of unprocessed equipment to developing nations. Additionally, EPC has signed the Basel Action Network Pledge of Responsible E-Waste Stewardship. To learn more, call 636.443.1999 or visit

Roberts Marketing Group, LLC has officially located its national headquarters at 100 Mall Parkway in Wentzville, the former US Fidelis property at Wentzville Crossings. The company plans to have a 500-person call center up and running at that location by the end of next year. Dan Roberts, president of Roberts Marketing Group, said, “We are already close to 60 to 70 people. We need to be over 200 people by the end of this year, and over 500 by the end of 2013.” One important factor that helped Roberts decide to make Wentzville the headquarters for his company was the size of the facility. “This is a 1,000-seat facility, which is why we moved in here. It fits with our long-term expectations,” he said. Roberts Marketing Group will lease approximately 15,000 square feet of the mammoth 345,800-square-foot facility that used to house Belz Factory Outlet Mall. Another 22,800 square feet of the property is currently being leased to Element Church. Roberts’ wife, Debra, who helped co-found the company and serves as its senior vice president, said the em-

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September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

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Visitors who are patient may see Bexley climbing all the way out of the pouch, reaching for his mom’s food and beginning to explore his world. At about 10 months old, he will officially move out of the pouch, but will continue to nurse until he is at least 16 months old. This is the fourth offspring for mother Kasbeth and father Iri [EAR-ee] and the fourth tree ‘roo ever to be born at the Saint Louis Zoo. Kasbeth and Iri were paired under the recommendation of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Species Survival Plan for tree kangaroos.

Saint Louis Zoo Is Jumping with Joeys Meet the Saint Louis Zoo’s new little pride and joeys! Two baby faces have emerged from within pouches this summer – a Matschie’s [MAT-shees] tree kangaroo in Emerson Children’s Zoo, and a red kangaroo in Red Rocks. Seven months ago, Bexley the Matschie’s tree kangaroo was born the size of a lima bean. He immediately moved into his mother’s pouch to be nurtured and developed and has since grown to be the size of a small cat.

Berlin, 1943 - citizens undergo stringent rationing, and the noose around the necks of the Jews tightens. British RAF pilots bomb the city, forcing Germans to seek safety in cellars where they adhere to “no crying” signs and sing Nazi party songs while all about them buildings are reduced to rubble. In a city under siege, Sigrid Schröder escapes the daily horrors by going to the cinema, seeking a “crevice of solitude.” So begins “A City of Women,” by David R. Gillham, a novel that explores the lives of women in Berlin during World War II, females of varying ages dealing with stress, loneliness and fear as their husbands and sons fight and die on the front lines. Sigrid is adrift, a stenographer trapped in a dull marriage, forced to live with a harpy mother-inlaw, a strong party supporter. When a mysterious stranger takes a seat by her in the cinema, Sigrid succumbs to his advances. Overcome with passion she surrenders to Egon, a secretive man she later discovers is Jewish. Like others around her, Sigrid is too afraid to rebuff the Nazis, and looks the other way when Jews are struck down by officials. That changes when Ericha Kohl, a young woman in her apart-

ment building is questioned about her papers. Sigrid says yes to her conscience, putting herself and her family in grave danger. Sigrid’s chance meeting with Egon and burgeoning respect for Ericha’s humanitarian efforts draws Sigrid into an underground network of resistance against the Fuhrer. Initially terrified, Sigrid’s courage grows as she sneaks and steals food and clothing for Jews being hidden by Ericha and others determined to save them. Sigrid increasingly becomes emeshed in the group’s efforts, but is shocked to find out information about Egon that leaves her confused about his alliance and motivation. A series of twists and turns at the conclusion of the novel reveal all. Though much has been written about English women on the home front, this novel is to be lauded because it imagines what life might have been like for German housewives and mothers also suffering the horrors of World War II. Reprinted with permission. Missourian Publishing Company. Copyright 2012.

The endangered Matschie’s tree kangaroo is a small marsupial found only in the thick, mountainous forests of Papua New Guinea, an island just south of the equator, north of Australia. A relative of terrestrial kangaroos, the reddish-brown and cream colored tree kangaroo also retains the legendary ability to jump. The tree kangaroo can leap as far as 30 feet from a tree to the ground. A red kangaroo joey with an estimated birth date of January 14, 2012, was first spotted sticking his/her head out of mother Conundrum’s pouch in June, and is now coming and going from the pouch quite regularly. Zoo staff have not yet determined the joey’s gender. Like Bexley, the red kangaroo joey was born the size of a lima bean. Red kangaroos are the largest marsupials. They live in mobs on the plains of Australia, where they dine on grasses and leaves. Reddish-brown males and smaller grey females can cover a distance of 25 feet in one leap, often traveling as fast as 30 mph. Red kangaroos were once considered to be pests and were threatened by overhunting, but with protection the wild populations have rebounded.

This Weeks Shelter: All Paws Rescue • PO Box 1274, O’Fallon, MO 63366 PAWS Line: 636-288-2999 • Email: If you’ve adopted a new family member that you saw in Community News, send us a picture of you and your new pal. Also include a brief story about your pets background and how they’re doing now. We’d love to share your happy story with other readers! Community News, 2139 Bryan Valley Commercial Dr., O’Fallon, MO 63366 or cnews@

The U.S. Humane Society estimates 6 to 8 million dogs and cats enter shelters each year, and 3 to 4 million are euthanized. Please do your part to control overpopulation and to limit the number of unwanted animals. SPAY AND NEUTER YOUR PETS! • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012


“Trouble with the Curve”

Photo courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures

As the 2012 baseball season winds down, Clint Eastwood takes the field in the new sports drama “Trouble With the Curve.” Looking more weatherbeaten than he did a few years ago in “Gran Torino,” Eastwood is his typical gruff self in a highly-predictable story about America’s favorite pastime. The veteran actor plays Gus Lobel, one of the best baseball scouts in the industry. Time and a failing pair of eyes may take him out of the game, however. Gus tries to bluff his way around his poor eyesight, but he



By Steve Bryan - Rated: PG-13

can’t hide the damage to his furniture or his car. Pete Klein (John Goodman), his boss and best friend, suggests that Gus’ daughter Mickey (Amy Adams) join him on this road trip. Mickey is up for a major league promotion at her law firm and can’t afford to be away from the office. In order to reconnect with her estranged father, she finally agrees to help Gus find new prospects for the Atlanta Braves. With Eastwood and Adams playing father and daughter, “Trouble With the Curve” should have more heart and humor than it does. Eastwood has some truly funny lines, but the story is still too uneven to make it enjoyable. Justin Timberlake does have some nice moments with both Adams and Eastwood as rival scout Johnny Flanagan. Intended as a love interest for workaholic Mickey, Flanagan actually represents the negative

aspects of baseball. As a promising pitcher, Flanagan’s coaches worked him so hard that he tore his rotator cuff early in his career. Scouting is his ticket to an announcer’s job if he can sign players as good as Albert Pujols. Bo Gentry (Joe Massingill) also shows the flaws in the scouting system. Gentry is a hot young prospect who cares more about endorsement deals and groupies than playing as part of a team. Bo is a hot prospect, but Gus knows that the power hitter isn’t quite as good as everyone thinks. Frequent Eastwood collaborator Robert Lorenz directs this baseball story, but he telegraphs all his pitches. Working from a screenplay by Randy Brown, Lorenz makes it all too easy to guess where the plot is heading. The director has likeable characters to work with, but the screenplay doesn’t give them enough challenges or versatility. “Trouble with the Curve” is warm and fuzzy, but it isn’t very satisfying. Eastwood and the cast are lobbing softballs at the audience when they should be throwing high, fast ones. It’s a minor league film with a major league cast. “Trouble with the Curve,” rated PG-13, currently is playing in theaters.

Main Street Calendar of Events: October Through Dec. 14: The Velvet Years 1965-67: Warhol’s Factory

Sept. 28-30: Oktoberfest at Frontier Park

4 – 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. – 11 p.m. Saturday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sunday at Frontier Park. For the Family: food and gift vendors throughout the grounds, parade, vintage car show, wiener takes all Dachshund races and fashion show, 5K Run, and German geneal-

ogy/history. For the children: Children's area complete with magic and children's shows, face and pumpkin painting, and more. For the adults: three entertainment areas with a great selection of German and popular music and of course, cold beverages.

Oct. 4: Food Trucks in Frontier Park

5 – 8 p.m. Enjoy live entertain-

ment as you indulge in a variety of delicious food options that will be available by several different vendors.

Oct. 14: Sunday Funday

4:30 – 6 p.m. between the 100-200 blocks of North Main. Theme for October is Chili. No coolers.

Oct. 31: Trick or Treat on

At the Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main. 10 a.m. – 8 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday; 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 12 – 4 p.m. Sunday. Free. Info: 636.255.0270. These photographs, taken by Stephen Shore between1965-67, depict the scene at Andy Warhol's studio,

the Factory.

Main Street

3 – 5 p.m. Costumed children 12 and younger may trick or treat at businesses on Main.



September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •

“Over the Fence”

Joe Morice


Discounts Or Else Everybody wants a discount. That’s a profound statement folks; a way of life for American shoppers of goods and services. I presume it’s why so many stores became discount stores. My late pappy used to growl, “They raise the prices so they can give us discounts.” How distrustful! They wouldn’t…would they? Remember the “Going out of Business” sales that lasted 20 years by stores in dwindling neighborhoods? They just didn’t mention when. I sold cars for a few years when I was young and desperate. Perhaps I should add masochistic as well. It was during those years before Lee Iacocca took over Chrysler that I met John Q. Public at his worst. Customers would shop for a new car at dealers all over the metro area for the alleged best deal, meaning biggest discount. Subsequently, they were lied to by all of them. We called it highballing. It meant telling them a price nobody could sell it for so they would come back, sign a contract and fork over earnest money. Then began the back-and-forth-to-the-boss routine. Sometimes they would give in to reality, some-

times they wouldn’t. If they made it out the door without buying, the dealer usually couldn’t sell the car for those high-balled prices. But then, neither could anyone else. The entire system of ‘back-and-forth-to-the boss’ was invented by two real estate salesmen back in the 1950s. It was called the Hall-Dobbs method. It hinged on discount-seekers putting their money where their mouth is. This came about because everyone wanted a discount since the dawn of retail exchange. Then came the comedy routine if they finally bought from us or someone else. Upon arriving home with the new car and showing it off to friends and neighbors, if asked, nearly everyone would claim they bought it for well below what they actually paid. Discount fibs were a common deceit of buyers telling what they paid for goods and services. I soon learned that anyone who told the truth about how much they paid for expensive items was a rare bird, indeed. Paranoia of having someone find out what they actually paid created some uncommonly straight-faced lying. As a car salesman, I became cynical after discovering customers were sometimes worse liars than we were. I had a friend who often asked what I paid for cars,

TVs and other expensive household items. Each time he told me he could have bought it cheaper someplace else. Maybe he was right, but some people who are in constant competition with everyone else often become a pain in the quit-it. I once told him I paid about half of what I actually paid for an item just to hear what he would say. Sure enough, he told me he could have bought it someplace else even cheaper. When I began laughing, he looked confused. Then he changed the subject to the various flaws of my new purchase. Someone once remarked, “Friends who constantly compete with friends aren’t friends at all.” Perhaps so. Making someone look bad to make yourself look good is something one might expect of politicians, not friends. Back in those days, Chrysler corporation cars had gone from bad to awful. We sometimes prayed that new car buyers would make it all the way to the license office before their new purchase broke down. Who could blame them for wanting discounts? It was unfortunate the top execs of manufacturers of defective goods didn’t have their huge salaries discounted. I firmly believe we need more Lee Iacocca’s in the world. Nothing changes in the fast lane of discounts or else.

information including what is Cost of Attendance (COA) and Expected Family Contribution (EFC), what is considered “financial need” and when to start the financial aid process. “Enhancing Your Credit Score” will take place on Thursday, October 18. This informative seminar will review why credit scores important, who uses them and why, and ways to improve your score. After the program, seminar attendees will be able to meet one-on-one with a West Community Member Services Consultant to review their personal credit report. “Preparing for Retirement: Are You Ready?” will take place on Tuesday, October 23. This helpful seminar will cover the keys for a successful retirement, including how Medicare and Social Security can impact retirees’ finances down the road.

Jake Bleyenberg is a Registered Representative with, and securities are offered through, LPL Financial, Member FINRA/SIPC. Insurance products are offered through LPL Financial or its licensed affiliates. West Community Credit Union is not a Registered Broker/Dealer and is not affiliated with LPL Financial. Not FDIC/NCUA Insured, Not Bank/Credit Union Guaranteed May Lose Value, Not Insured by any Federal Government Agency, Not a Bank Deposit All seminars will take place at West Community’s Brentwood branch, 2345 South Brentwood. Registration begins at 6:15 p.m. and each program will start at 6:30 p.m. There will be light refreshments and door prizes too. To register, contact Lori Hudson at or 636.720.2402. In case of inclement weather, please call 636.720.2402 for a recorded status update.

Fall Educational Seminar Series West Community Credit Union is sponsoring three, free educational seminars in October to help people interested in financing a child’s college education, improving their credit score or investing for retirement. “What Parents Need to Know about Funding a Child’s Higher Education” will take place on Tuesday, October 16. This program will provide helpful

Cowgirl Diva Roundup

The Cowgirl Diva Roundup benefit will be held from 5 – 10 p.m. on Friday, September 28 at Rick’s Roadside Market, 5382 Guttermuth Rd. Cottleville, MO 63304. The event is being hosted by radio personality, Kelley Lamm, and will feature more than 30 local vendors. Tickets are being sold in advance at area St. Charles county locations and will include food, signature rhinestone martinis, drinks, music, raffle tickets, and access to workshops and massages. The benefit is being held to support the Barnes Jewish St. Peters and Progress West foundation. These benefit proceeds will support advanced medical technology and equipment, community programs, patient and family support programs at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Progress West HealthCare Center and Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. Tickets can be purchased in advance while supplies last by calling 636.734.7420 or CowgirlDivaSTL. All tickets must be purchased in advance. For more information, please visit or • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012




Shelly Schneider

Of littering, laziness and irony Pollution. You know, air pollution, noise pollution and water pollution (all of which take an act of Congress to regulate). There are countless things to promote these days, and today I hope you will indulge me a little while I jump all over people who choose to litter. I sat in the van as Jim filled the gas tank, and just as he finished I spied a man emerging from the gas station. He walked to his vehicle (in a parking spot…not at a gas pump), opening a fresh pack of cigarettes. Now Read This! This serves as Shelly’s disclaimer – a wonderful point in the story to mention that this is NOT an anti-smoking campaign. I would have been just as outraged if the man had thrown a straw wrapper onto the asphalt below. This man, literally five feet from a garbage can, discarded the plastic wrapper on the ground before jumping into his vehicle. (I will give you this to think about…only because it struck me as ironic. Why does something that inevitably causes illness and/or death need a plastic wrapper to protect it?) I watched him intently. Maybe he was a police officer making a mad dash to an emergency. No. Maybe he was somehow incapable of walking an extra five feet to the trash receptacle. No. He was just lazy. I fumed inside the van (without polluting, I assure


you). Every fiber of my being wanted to jump out of the van, pick up the piece of plastic, carry it to the trash can and dispose of it properly. It would be my luck, though, that one simple act of defiance would end with me on the parking lot, tire tracks running across my back. Laziness is taught. There’s another little bit of irony. Exactly how does a body teach laziness? Teaching, by its very definition, requires some sort of action, and laziness is acquired by a consistent lack of action. In another twist of irony, the very next person to pull into the now-dubbed “Lazy” parking space was a man in an open-air vehicle with two young boys. Before he even shut off the engine, he threw a cigarette butt on the ground. “Augh!” I exclaimed as my husband opened the door to the van. I knew spouting words to my dear beloved would do no good. He is the opposite of lazy. So I spouted thoughts into my own head. Be ready. And to truly understand how fast and furious my wrath was flying, you have to read everything in the next paragraph in one breath. My thoughts went something like this: “Do they think they’re helping the earth by doing this? Maybe the little birds are tired of berries and

Get Creative at Meal Time (Family Features) When it comes to adding flavor and variety to your family meals, sometimes a little creativity is necessary. Here are some easy ideas to get you going.

Chocolate Waffles with Caramel Syrup and Bacon Makes 5 servings • Prep Time: 10 minutes • Cook Time: 15 minutes Ingredients: - 3/4 cup water - 1/4 cup Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil - 1 large egg - 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - 1 packet (7 ounces) Hungry Jack® Easy Pack™ Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix or 1 packet (7 oz) Hungry Jack Easy Pack Pillsbury® Funfetti® Buttermilk Pancake Mix - 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder - 3 tablespoons sugar - Crisco Original No-Stick Cooking Spray Caramel Syrup Ingredients: - 1/4 cup Hungry Jack Original Syrup - 3/4 cup Smucker’s® Sundae Syrup™ Caramel Flavored Syrup - Whipped cream - Ground cinnamon to taste - 1/4 cup diced cooked bacon Directions: For Waffles 1. Heat waffle iron according to manufacturer’s directions. 2. Whisk water, oil, egg and vanilla in large bowl. Stir in pancake

worms…maybe it’s been a really stressful morning and they want to commit suicide by choking on plastic and trash! Maybe the tobacco companies have a secret desire to hook the birds on nicotine so they can stay in business! Are we living in some backwards universe today? Is it ‘Freaky Friday’ on a Saturday? Are people afraid that there is a monster residing in the trashcan? Is it National Boycott Trash Receptacle Day?” I said it earlier, and I’ll say it again. There are many serious things in this world to concern yourself with – homelessness, violence, the hungry, the sick, the poor, etc. And it might seem trivial for me to jump on my 32-foot horse (32 oz. diet soda in tow). But I guarantee that, in doing so, I would go out of my way to find a proper final resting place for the straw wrapper that accompanied my beverage. Heck, I’d even park my high horse, climb down, and saunter over to the trashcan to dispose of said wrapper. For you see, this type of pollution shouldn’t even be an issue. It is completely preventable. Each of us has the power to clean up our act and the earth. What let’s say we allow laziness to go the way of the dodo bird, before other birds go that way because of our laziness.

mix, cocoa and sugar until evenly moistened. Let stand 1 minute. 3. Coat waffle iron with no-stick cooking spray. Pour 1/4 cup batter for each waffle into waffle iron. Bake 4 to 5 minutes or until done. Repeat to make a total of 10 4-inch waffles. For Caramel Syrup 1. Whisk together original syrup and caramel flavored syrup in small bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon on serving plates. Cut 2 waffles in half diagonally to make 4 triangles. Arrange on top of syrup. 2. Top with additional caramel flavored syrup, whipped cream, a sprinkle of cinnamon and bacon pieces. Repeat to make additional servings.

• Make It a Family Affair. Get the whole family involved in planning and making dinner. Depending on their ages, each family member can help in some way. Some can mix and stir, others can chop and sauté. Take turns being the chef and, along with a parent, each child can plan, make and serve everything based on their own culinary inspiration. It may not be a conventional dinner, but it will be a fun learning experience for the whole family. • Look To the Pantry for Inspiration. You may already have what you need to put a delicious twist on an old favorite. Look for ways to use familiar ingredients in new ways. Syrup can be turned into a savory glaze for meats, and pancake mix can be turned into savory dumplings in a flash. • Make Breakfast for Dinner. There are so many things to love about breakfast, so don’t be held back by the time of day. Use breakfast for dinner as an opportunity to give morning favorites a dinner twist. Set out tasty garnish options like fresh herbs, nuts, fruits and syrups, so everyone can customize their special dinner. Try this sweet and savory recipe for Chocolate Waffles with Caramel Syrup and Bacon. To help recognize the power

of the pantry and ease the stress of mealtime preparation, Hungry Jack® invites consumers to share their creative, original recipes using Hungry Jack pancake mix, syrup, and/or potatoes for a chance to win a year’s worth of groceries in the Hungry Jack Use Up the Box Recipe Contest. By simply looking to their pantry, consumers can get creative, explore the versatility of common staples and bring smiles to the whole family. For more creative recipes and meal ideas, check out Contest open to legal residents of the 50 United States and D.C., 18 years and older. Void where prohibited. For complete details and Official Rules, visit



September 26, 2012 • Community News - St. Charles County •


Gary Baute St. Charles Chill Hockey Announces Head Coach ***Resides in Cottleville The Chill begins play NEXT September in the Central Hockey League at the Family Arena in St. Charles. President and General Manager NICOLE KUPAKS of the Chill named former St. Louis Blues Defenseman JAMIE RIVERS (picture by Ray Rockwell) as the team’s first head coach. Rivers was signed in 1993 by the St. Louis Blues and played in 454 NHL games throughout his career. During Jamie’s 20-year career as a professional hockey player, he played five seasons with the St. Louis Blues, and also played for other NHL teams including Jaime Rivers the Boston Bruins, Ottawa Senators, New York Islanders, and Detroit Redwings. “Am I excited? You bet,” Rivers said. “I was on the ice at Hardees Ice Rink in Chesterfield when I heard a new hockey team was coming to town. I set up a meeting with Ms. Kupaks, and am very pleased to have been selected.” “Jamie is a hometown favorite,” Kupaks said, “and most importantly, his experience in the National Hockey League, and his skill set as a player and coach is exactly what we were looking for.” Thanks to Steve Runge for the info. For more, go to ~~~Congrats Jamie Lindenwood Lions and Lady Lions ***Lindenwood Sports Lions Football: University of Central Missouri defeated Lindenwood 35-28 in its third game of the season. The Lions now hold a record of 2-1… Lion’s Denous O’Bryant returned a 100-yard kick-off to score his ninth special teams touchdown… Lion’s Malach Radigan was named to the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Women’s Hockey: The Lindenwood women’s hockey team will begin its second season in NCAA Division I and first in the College Hockey America (CHA) conference on the 29th… Lindenwood was picked fifth out of six in the CHA preseason poll. Women’s Golf: The Lady Lions golf squad tied for fifth out of 12 teams in the

Screaming Eagles Golf Classic in Evansville Ind. … Abigail Beirne carded the team’s best score of the tournament with an eight over 80… The Lions finished 44 strokes back of first place finisher Indianapolis. ~~~Thanks to Andrew Tessmer Graduate Assistant in Lindenwood’s Sports Information Department First Victory for Rams Over Redskins at Home ***Rams 31- Washington Redskins 28 The St. Louis Rams take to the 2012 football season as the youngest team out of the 32 in the National Football League (NFL). - Quarterback Sam Bradford completed 26 of 35 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns for a passer rating of 117.6. His performance marks his fourth career 300-plus yard game and second game with three touchdowns. - Leading into halftime, Danny Amendola collected 12 receptions for 133 yards. Amendola’s 12 catches set a new franchise record for receptions before the half, breaking RB Marshall’s record of 10 catches. - Amendola finished the game with 15 receptions for 160 yards, his personal best. His 15 receptions ties a franchise single game record. - Kicker Greg Zuerlein converted field goals of 39, 33 and 42-yards, collecting nine points. - Running back Daryl Richardson notched a career-long 53-yard rush in the third quarter to the Washington 6-yard line. Richardson also got into the end zone for a two-point conversion, his first career score. The Rams former player at the 101.1 ESPN tailgate central was the great Tory ‘Big Game’ Holt. (picture by Gary B) Tory Holt and Gary B. Information from Ram’s postgame notes. NEXT HOME GAMES: September 30 - Sunday: against Seattle Seahawks at Noon October 4 - Thursday: against Arizona Cardinals at 7:20 p.m. October 21 - Sunday: against Green Bay Packers at Noon Check the website for all the information. ~~~Back up running back excels

Wildlife Rescue Exhibition at the Saint Louis Science Center The Saint Louis Science Center invites the public to “take a walk on the wild side” with their new Wildlife Rescue Exhibition - an eye-opening, inspiring and wildly interactive exhibit for all ages opens October 5th for a limited engagement at the Saint Louis Science Center’s Boeing Hall. Wildlife Rescue, “a Journey of Hope”, invites the public to step into the recovery efforts and “meet” the people who dedicate their lives to saving animals. The exhibition features interactive exhibits and activities that allow both adults and children to explore the innovative ways used to capture, raise and release endangered species back to the wild. This new exhibition features the same puppets, costumes and other techniques used to teach young animals

essential survival skills. Wildlife Rescue has educational, hands-on activities and displays, including a simulated flight on an ultra-light to guide young whooping cranes along their first migratory route; a touch screen globe to explore the stories of a wide range of threatened and endangered animals; and a “virtual” opportunity to join the Rapid Response team and test your knowledge about how organizations and individuals can respond to disasters such as oil spills, floods and forest fires. During the exhibition’s run, the Science Center will be partnering with St. Louis area organizations - including the St. Louis Zoo, St. Louis County Wildlife Rescue, the World Bird Sanctuary, Humane Society of Missouri, the Endangered Wolf Center and other animal-related groups - to conduct workshops, lectures and provide rare opportunities to see animals and rescued wildlife first-hand. Commenting on the Saint Louis Science Center’s latest exhibit in their recently opened Boeing Hall facility, Senior Director of Theater, Retail and Exhibitions Jackie Mollet notes, “We are excited to be able to bring this unique exhibition to St. Louis, and to be able to partner with local area wildlife and animal rescue organizations to provide educational

opportunities to both adults and children alike.” In conjunction with the opening of the Wildlife Rescue exhibition, the Warner Bros. Pictures’ IMAX® film Born to be Wild will also debut in the Science Center’s OMNIMAX® Theater on Friday, October 5th. Narrated by Academy-Award® winner Morgan Freeman, Born to be Wild is an inspiring story of love, dedication and the remarkable bond between humans and animals. This film documents orphaned orangutans and elephants and the extraordinary people who rescue and raise themsaving endangered species one life at a time. Stunningly captured in IMAX, Born to be Wild is a heartwarming adventure transporting moviegoers into the lush rainforests of Borneo with world-renowned primatologist Dr. Biruté Mary Galdikas, and across the rugged Kenyan savannah with celebrated elephant authority Dame Daphne M. Sheldrick, as they and their teams rescue, rehabilitate and return these incredible animals back to the wild. Mollet adds, “Born to be Wild is the perfect companion film for the Wildlife Rescue exhibition, in that this IMAX film shows what it takes to execute these extremely difficult rescue operations, and the dedication required by the extraordinary people who raise orphaned animals, with the goal of returning them to the wild.” Tickets for Wildlife Rescue are $4 for member adults, and $8 for non-member adults; $3 for member children (12 and under) and $4 for non-member children; and $6 for seniors and college students with a valid school ID. OMNIMAX Theater tickets for Born to be Wild are $9 for adults; $8 for children, seniors, and college students with an ID; and $6 for members of the military with valid identification. Members may use their vouchers for free tickets. Showtimes vary, and are available online at WhatToDo/OMNIMAXTheater/Showtimes or by calling 314.289.4424. For more information, photos and captions, along with exhibition and movie trailers, please visit: • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012



SSM Cancer Care and YMCA Partner to Offer Exercise Classes for Cancer Patients and Survivors SSM Cancer Care and YMCA of St. Louis have partnered together to provide LIVESTRONG at the YMCA and companion exercise classes for cancer patients and survivors. LIVESTRONG is a research-based physical activity and well-being program, designed to help adult cancer survivors achieve their holistic health goals. Participants work with YMCA staff trained in supportive cancer care to safely achieve their goals. Program participants meet two times a week for 12 weeks. All participants must have a referral from their SSM Cancer Care or SSM Breast Care physician. Cancer survivors are welcome after their treatment is complete. The classes are free for breast cancer survivors living in St. Charles County. For all other patients and survivors the classes will be offered at a discounted rate. The SSM Cancer Care exercise classes for breast cancer patients and survivors living in St. Charles are made possible by a grant from the Karen Weidinger Founda-

tion. About SSM Cancer Care/YMCA companion exercise classes The classes provide an opportunity for patients and survivors to build back muscle mass, regain strength, increase their flexibility and build self-esteem. Patients are welcome anytime while under the care of their SSM Cancer Care or SSM Breast Care physician. Survivors are welcome after they have completed the YMCA’s LIVESTRONG program. To register, patients and survivors can stop by or call one of the participating YMCA locations: • O’Fallon, 636.379.0092 • St. Charles County, 636.928.1928 For more information, please visit

Mercy Zumbehl Road Facility Now Open Mercy made a commitment to residents of St. Charles County to provide more convenient access to its services. The largest symbol to date of that commitment, Mercy Zumbehl Road, opened Sept. 17, at 1820 Zumbehl Rd. The facility includes offices for family and internal medicine, cardiology and cardiac diagnostic services, OB/GYN, imaging and laboratory services. This new location also marks a first within Mercy serving as a prototype for new facilities in the area and across Mercy’s four states. Elements such as a covered canopy area for drop off and pick up, an open gallery-style waiting area for check in and a central kiosk with access to MyMercy, wider corridors and larger exam rooms were incorporated to make the experience with Mercy as easy and comfortable as possible. “We are listening to our patients, visitors and coworkers and using what we hear to plan,” said Don Kalicak, regional vice president of development at Mercy. “In the coming months, more Mercy locations are scheduled to open in response to requests for Mercy services closer to home.” In addition to more locations for pediatricians, primary care and specialty physicians, Mercy’s expansion in St. Charles County will include extended hours in many Mercy Clinic practices. The planning of these Mercy facilities continues with the help of input from community members through community roundtables held in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties. Mercy’s goal is to enhance health care in St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties and to bring services closer to patients and co-workers who live in the area. Approximately 2,200 Mercy co-workers live

in the three counties, with some 50 Mercy Clinic physicians currently practicing in nine locations. Mercy also has two urgent care facilities, an imaging center, rehabilitation services, an endoscopy center and a maternal and fetal health center in the region. Mercy Clinic practices located at 1820 Zumbehl Rd., include: Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Zumbehl, Ste. 130A • Wendy Meyr-Cherry, MD • Christopher Normile, MD Mercy Clinic Family Medicine Zumbehl, Ste. 130B • Michael Houser, MD Mercy Clinic Internal Medicine Zumbehl, Ste. 120A • Sarah Davis, MD • Tejaswini Nayak, MD Mercy Clinic Heart and Vascular Zumbehl, Ste. 120 • Joseph Craft III, MD • Bruce Czarnik, MD • Jackie Grosklos, MD • Paul Robiolio, MD

• Allen Soffer, MD • William Southworth, MD Mercy Clinic Women’s Health Zumbehl, Ste. 120 • Ravi Johar, MD For more information about Mercy Clinic, please visit

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September 28-29: Daybreak Women’s Conference At Harvester Christian Church. For all women. Main sessions, 30 different workshops, music and more. Online registration: www.daybreak. September 29: Shopping Expo 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. at O’Fallon Christian Church, 9380 Veterans Memorial Pkwy in O’Fallon. Crafts, jewelry, food & more. Info: 636.240.3792 ext. 2. September 30: AWANA Children’s Ministry Parents’ Night 5-7 p.m. at First Baptist Church of Lake St. Louis, 2230 Lake Saint Louis Blvd. Program for kids ages 3 through 6th grade. Info: David Martin at 636.561.8476. October 5: Trivia Night 6:15 p.m. at the O’Fallon Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever Ave., O’Fallon, Mo. Proceeds benefit Church of the Transfiguration. Table of 8 is $160. No outside alcohol. Bring your own food. Info: Bill and Kerri at 636.294.7003 or bkjarobertston@ October 6: Circle of Friends Breakfast 9-11 a.m. at the Main Street Chapel, 116 N. Main Street, St. Charles, Mo. 63301. Cirle of Friends is the women’s division of Ministry to Men, St. Charles Co. based men’s ministry. Breakfast, attendance prizes, skits, music and fun for $15. Reservations: and click on Circle of Friends. October 6: Mouse Races 6:30-10:30 p.m. at Sts. Joachim and Ann Parish Center, 4112 McClay Road in St. Charles. $15 each or 8 for $100. Beer, wine, soda and light snacks included. Info: Laura at 314.322.0067 or email Mark at October 7: Blessing of the Animals 10:15 a.m. at Transfiguration Episcopal Church, 1860 Lake St. Louis

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Blvd. in LSL. Weather permitting on the church’s back lot. Open to all. Bring a lawn chair. Loose offering for the St. Charles Co. Humane Society. Info: 636.561.8951. October 7: St. Barnabas Fall Festival 12-6 p.m. at St. Barnabas (Hwy. M at Hwy. P, two miles north of I-70 in O’Fallon). Fried chicken & pork sausage dinner. Adults $10, Children 6 -12 $5, under 6 free. Games, crafts, funnel cakes, apple butter and live music by the F.O.G. October 13: Craft Show 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Child of God Lutheran School, 650 Salt Lick Road, Saint Peters. Holiday items, soaps, doll clothes and more. BBQ and bake sale items available. October 20: Sale and Dinner 4 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Church at Hwys Y and W in Foley, Mo. Turkey dinner, silent auction and auction. Info: 636.668.8855 or 573.898.2234. 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 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 27: Luncheon for Life to Benefit Our Lady’s Inn 11 a.m. at Wine Country Gardens, 2711 S. Hwy. 94 in Defiance, MO. $35/person. Jewelry show, lunch, raffle and auction. Register at www. or call Betsy Beauparlant at 636.398.5375.

September 27: Meet the Candidate - Glenn Koenen 7-9 p.m. at Tony’s on Top (Tony’s on Main), 132 Main Street, St. Charles, MO 63301. September 29: Electronics and Appliance Recycling Event 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. at The Meadows of Lake Saint Louis (by the fountain). Details at, or the WITS website www.witsinc. org, or call WITS at 314.382.1650. September 29: RSC Family Fun Fair & Art Expo 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center, Tri Sports Circle in O’Fallon. Free use of facilities, free kids’ activities (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.), raffles, giveaways & more. Art expo from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. October 4: Vacations of a Lifetime 6 p.m. at Lewis & Clark Career Center, Multi-Purpose Room A, 2400 Zumbehl Rd., St. Charles, Mo. 63301. The St. Charles Community College Adult Education is organizing two special trips, Northern National Parks and Irish Splendor from leading escorted tour operator Collette Vacations. RSVP to Ruth at 636.443.4043. October 5: LCMC Friends Trivia Night At Sacred Heart Cafeteria in Troy, Mo. $100/table of 8. Cash prizes for top 3 tables. Reservations: Pat Stark at 636.528.3389. October 6: Flu Shots at the O’Fallon Family YMCA 8:30-11:30 a.m. The Visiting Nurse Assocation will be hosting an influenza & pneumonia clinic. Info:

VNA at 314.513.9922. October 7: MO’ Cowbell Half Marathon and 5K 7:30 a.m. at Frontier Park in St. Charles. Info: www.mocowbellrun. com. October 8: Swing to End Hunger Golf Tournament At WingHaven Country Club. Proceeds benefit Operation Food Search. Info: Steve Baer at 314.725.5335 ext. 19 or October 8: Golf Tournament At Bear Creek Golf Club in Wentzville. Sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of West St. Charles County to benefit the Marine Corps - Law Enforcement Foundation. Info: Mike Cunningham at 636.940.5595 or October 12: Course for the Cure At WingHaven Country Club. Event includes 5K run and 1-mile fun run/walk, golf tournament, dinner, pink balloon release, oral/silent auction. Proceeds benefit Komen/St. Louis and Rally for the Cure. Info: Annie Kajander at 636.795.7123 or October 12: SCC Trivia Night 7-10:30 p.m. at Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Bldg. Auditorium, SCC Campus, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Dr. in Cottleville. $25/person or $200/table of 8. Info:, or 636.922.8620

October 12-22: Truth-Compassion-Tolerance Art Exhibition 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Thursday; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Saturday at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Centre at St. Peters City Hall. When justice, freedom, respect, and human rights are challenged by evil, ordinary people can become extraordinary. October 13: Rockin’ 4 Nathan 6:30 p.m. at American Legion Post 312, 2400 Raymond Drive in St. Charles. Benefit for Nathan Barringer, struck by a car while skateboarding and severely injured. Dinner and entertainment $25/person. Entertainment only $5 (doors open at 8:30 p.m.). Info: 636.724.9050. October 19: PALS Annual Trivia Night At the Knights of Columbus Hall in Old Monroe. Put together your team of eight players and join us for a fun evening! Proceeds will help us to continue providing quality care

for stray and abandoned animals in our area. Info: or 636.338.1818. October 20: Dardenne Prairie Senior Event - Alton Lock & Dam 5-hour Cruise 9:15 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $84 due by Oct. 1. Reservations: 636.755.5308. Info: October 20: Craft Show 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Fort Zumwalt South High School, 8050 Mexico Road, St. Peters, Mo. 163 booths. Jewelry to Christmas ornaments, holiday items, and wooden crafts, to soaps and bath products. Bake sale and concessions available. Proceeds benefit Activities Booster Club. October 27: Francis Howell Central Craft Fair 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at Francis Howell Central High School, 5199 Hwy. N, St. Charles, Mo. Free admission. Crafter booths - $40. Info:

October 27: Writing Workshop and Silent Auction 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the St. Peters Cultural Arts Center. Hands-on learning from two teachers, pitch an agent, silent auction and more. Info: December 5: Dardenne Prairie Senior Event - Josephine’s Tea Room & Shopping in Godfrey, Ill. 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. $57 due Nov. 15. Reservations: 636.755.5308. Info: Ongoing Events 4th Monday: 6:30 p.m. American Legion Post 388 Meets 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 sewing experience required.

Every Tuesday: Toastmasters Meeting 7 p.m. at the Renaud Spirit Center. 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. • Community News - St. Charles County • September 26, 2012 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. 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! Every Thursday: Kiwanis Club of O’Fallon 11:45 a.m. Meets at JJ’s Restaurant in O’Fallon. More info at 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 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, or visit Every Friday: VFW Fish Fry 3-8 p.m. VFW Post 2866. 66 VFW Lane. Call Bill Sams, 636.724.9612.

Every Saturday: Chess 8-10:30 a.m. or later in the food court at Mid Rivers Mall in St. Peters. Come play! 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. 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,

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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.

and counseling service held at SSM St. Joseph Health Center for disease management with a licensed, registered dietitian. Available with a doctor’s order only. To register call 636.949.9600. Info: 636.947.5163.

discuss the latest research, diagnosis and treatment of various types of dementia. Appropriate for persons with dementia and their loved ones.


Free Mammogram Screenings SSM Health Care offers free mammogram screenings to women who have no health insurance, by appointment only. Must meet qualifications. Appointments are available at SSM St. Joseph Health Center, 300 First Capitol Drive in St. Charles, SSM St. Joseph Hospital West, 100 Medical Plaza in Lake Saint Louis, SSM St. Joseph Medical Park, 1475 Kisker Road in St. Peters, and SSM St. Joseph Health Center-Wentzville, 500 Medical Drive in Wentzville. Info: 636.947.5617.

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.

October 2: Dinner with the Doctors 6-8 p.m. at Trigg Banquet Center, 300 O’Fallon Plaza, O’Fallon, MO 63366. Complimentary hearthealthy dinner served at 6 p.m. followed by a discussion on how to better manage heart valve disease. Registration: 1.866.776.3627 or October 10: Alzheimer’s Association Free Program 6-8 p.m. at Corporate Parkway Branch Library, 1200 Corporate Pkwy, Wentzville, MO 63385. Core education program about the basics of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Information on research, treatments and how to get a diagnosis. Preregister at www.alz. org/stl or 800.272.3900. Now - December 5: LIVESTRONG at the O’Fallon Family YMCA Trained instructors will lead small groups to help cancer survivors improve daily functional ability. The program will focus on reducing the severity of treatment side effects, preventing unwanted weight changes and improving energy levels and self-esteem. • Mondays & Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Info/intake interview: Kristi Bradley at 636.379.0092. Exercise Classes for Cancer Patients & Survivors Free for breast cancer survivors/ patients, discounted for all other cancer survivors/patients. All participants must have a referral from their SSM Cancer Care or SSM Breast Care physician. Stop by the YMCA service center or call the St. Charles YMCA at 636.928.1928 or the O’Fallon YMCA at 636.379.0092 to register.

Progress West HealthCare Center Events Free unless otherwise noted. Info/ registration: 636.344.2273 or www. - [PWHC] Progress West HealthCare Center, 2 Progress Point Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [MOB] Progress West Medical Office Building, 20 Progress Point Pkwy, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [CP] Corporate Parkway Library, 1200 Corporate Parkway, Wentzville, MO 63385 - [MK] Middendorf- Kredell Branch Library, 2750 Hwy K, O’Fallon, MO 63368 - [SCC] St. Charles Community College, 4601 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, Cottleville, MO 63376 October 10-11: Leg up on Peripheral Vascular Disease: Screening 4-6 p.m. [PWHC] Help detect circulatory problems in the lower extremities. Then join us for breakfast on Oct. 12 as Michael Missler, DO, Cardiology, provides an overview of test results and more. Space is limited and appointments are required.

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1st & 3rd Mondays: Sharing Losses Through Bereavement 1-2:30 p.m. at SSM Home Care & Hospice, 1187 Corporate Lake Drive. For families/friends who want help understanding and coping with the death of a loved one. Registration: 314.SSM.DOCS (776.3627). Every Mon.: Tobacco Free for Life 7 p.m. Support group. Free. St. Peters City Hall. 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. Info: metrostlouissia@ • 1st and 3rd Monday: 9:30-11 a.m. 500 Medical Dr in Wentzville; doctors dining room of St Joseph Hospital; contact 636-561-1407.

• 2nd and 4th Tuesday: 6:30-8 p.m. 2 Progress Point Parkway in O’Fallon, MO; 4th floor conference room of Progress West Hospital; contact 636.561.1407. 4th Tues: Diabetes Support Group 6:30-7:30 p.m. At HW Koenig Med Bldg, St Joseph Hosp. West. 636.625.5447 Last Tues.: 7–8:30 p.m. HOPE (Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Support Group) Sponsored by SSM St. Joseph Health Cntr & SSM, at Harvester Christian Church, Rm CH–104, 2950 Kings Crossing. 636.928.7651, x. 115. 3rd Wed. 6:30–8 p.m. KidsCan! Siteman Cancer Center, BarnesJewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. Support children 4–12 w/parent/significant caregiver w/cancer. 1st Thurs: Conquer 6:30–7:30 p.m. Support Group for adults w/cancer. Siteman Cancer Cntr, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hosp., 150 Entrance Way, St. Peters. 636.916.9920. 2nd Thurs: Support Group for Alzheimer’s 4 p.m. Delmar Gardens, 7068 S. Outer 364, O’Fallon. Call: Jennifer Krpan, Ralph Covinsky 636.240.6100. 4th Thurs: Breast Cancer Support Group 6:30–8 p.m. Siteman Cancer Cntr, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital. 636.928.WELL or 800.392.0936.

October 10: Basics of Alzheimer’s 6-7:30 p.m. [CP] An expert from the Alzheimer’s Association will Sudoku Solutions from page 14

Diabetes Self Management Training (DSMT) Includes a series of three classes over a three- to four- month period held at SSM St. Joseph Health Center. DSMT is available with a doctor’s order. Info: 636.949.9600 or Patty Shelton at 636.947.5573. Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) A nutritional diagnostic therapy



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WFPD Receives Donation

Matters of the Heart, a local organization formed by John Colvin and Carolyn Holt, recently donated Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) to first responders in the communities of Marthasville, Foristell and Moscow Mills. John Colvin, a survivor of two myocardial infarctions (heart attacks) at 31, and Carolyn Holt, a survivor of sudden cardiac arrest (ventricle fibrillaDewayne Jacobs, Quick Care Oxygen System, Marthas- tion) were helped by four ville Police Chief Jenkins, Foristell Police Cpl. Wear, and good Samaritans, one Moscow Mills Police Chief Foster. Photo courtesy of with an AED. Matters Images by Tara of the Heart was formed to promote the accessibility and availability of life saving devices (AEDs) and information related to heredity factors in heart disease. The group held a charitable golf tournament on Saturday, September 8, at the Warrenton Golf Course on South Hwy 47.

On Wednesday September 19, the Lowes Store in Lake Saint Louis donated smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and batteries to the Wentzville Fire Protection District as part of the “Lowes Hero Program.” Plumbing Department Manager Lorey Howerton is the Program Coordinator at Lowes in Lake Saint Louis. Several cases of smoke detectors, fire extinguishers and 9V batteries were given to the Wentzville Fire Protection District for distribution to the community. Fire Chief Randy Bornhop stated, “The Wentzville fire crews will use these batteries, detectors and extinguishers Photos by Ray Rockwell within the district if they handle an incident in which a smoke detector, fire extinguisher or battery needs to be replaced.” The Wentzville Fire District covers 88 square miles of western St. Charles County and includes the cities of Wentzville, Foristell, Flint Hill, and Josephville; as well as large portions of Lake Saint Louis, Dardenne Prairie and O’Fallon.

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