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Argentine attack on a British settlement would be risking not only a British counterattack there, but the danger of a major British attack on Argentina itself. That could mean leaving Buenos Aires in ruins. Today, Argentina’s government is again making threatening noises about the Falkland Islands. Why not? The most the Argentines have to fear is a “proportional” response to aggression – and the Obama administration has already urged “negotiations” instead of even that. When threats are rewarded, why not make threats, especially when there are few dangers to fear? Can you think of any war prior to Iraq and Afghanistan where the United States announced to the world when it planned to pull its troops out? What has this accomplished? “By their fruits ye shall know them.” What have been the fruits? First of all, this constant talk in Washington about not only pulling out, but announcing in advance what their pullout timetable was, meant that Iraqi political leaders knew that a powerful Iran was on their border permanently, while Washington was a long way away and intended to stay away. Should we be surprised that the Iraqi government has increasingly come to pay more attention to what Iran wants than to what Washington wants? Once more, vast numbers of American lives have been sacrificed winning victories on the battlefield that the politicians in Washington then frittered away and turned into defeat politically. What about other countries around the world who are watching what the American government is doing? Many have to decide whether they want to cooperate with the United States, and risk the wrath of our enemies, or cooperate with our enemies and risk nothing. There is no need to respond to a North Korean artillery barrage by wiping North Korea off the map. But there is also no need to reassure the North Koreans in advance that we won’t. What announcing the doctrine of “proportional” response does is lower the price of aggression. Why would we want to do that? © 2013 Creators.com

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Backward donations To the Editor: One of the primary charges of a state legislator is to support the Constitution and, thus, the First Amendment rights of his or her citizens. That is why the legislature’s interest in protecting the paychecks of public employees is heartening. Currently many of Missouri’s unionized public employees have to “opt-out” of having dues removed from their paychecks that would be used for union political activities – activities with which many employees may disagree. Yet, these freespeech dollars should presumptively be the employees, not the union’s. The present system has this backward. A modest reform that would allow employees to instead opt into directly paying for union political activities would be a wise one. Let employees donate to political causes as they see fit, and let unions compete for those dollars like everyone else. Patrick Ishmael Policy Analyst Show-Me Institute

No Common Core To the Editor: Parents and all citizens need to take action to stop Common Core education standards from being adopted by our schools. Two of Common Core’s glaring faults are that it detracts from traditional American values and lauds China’s government-controlled economic system. Parents and teachers familiar with Common Core complain that math standards are less rigorous than current benchmarks. Others complain about the content of the reading curriculum. Common Core takes control of our schools away from local school boards and puts it in the hands of the Federal government. Regarding Common Core, FZSD Superintendent DuBray said, “We don’t have a choice.” and “Local school boards don’t get a vote.” These statements are a clarion call to concerned citizens. Why don’t we have a choice? Why does the school board not have control? Parents need to learn what economic, political and social systems are promoted by Common Core and whether these standards improvements over current ones. After spending millions preparing to implement Common Core, Missouri’s Dept. of Elementary and Secondary Edu-

cation spokeswoman, Sarah Potter, said, “to stop at this point would be such a waste of money.” This is not a valid or logical argument. Continuing to spend money on a bad investment is not reasonable. A local state legislator recently said, “Everything that I have heard thus far regarding Common Core has persuaded me not to support the adoption and implementation of Common Core. Some of my colleagues do not understand or comprehend the magnitude or implications of Common Core.” (Editor’s Note: MRN could not find an attribution for this quote.) Parents, don’t shirk your responsibility to be involved in your child’s education. Citizens, don’t give up the right to control your schools through local school boards. Contact your state representatives and senators. Call your school board members and urge them to stop implementation of Common Core. Bob Polkinghorne St. Peters

our history,” and it is obvious progressives are trying to do that in the public schools with “creative” memory but when will the progressives give up and stop trying to change even our words to use against us? I challenge the Missourians for Equality, to come up with one single incident of a person “being fired or denied a place to live based on their sexual orientation or gender identity” in Missouri. Roxanne Smith

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To the Editor: I am 15 years old and I am writing to you about the perception that the media have of firearms. It seems to me that every time I turn on the TV, there is always someone talking about how dangerous guns are to society. I think that they don’t say it directly, but they do give the impression that all firearms are dangerous killing machines. I have enjoyed shooting sports all of my life while keeping safety as top priority as I continue to shoot. The first time I learned By definition how to shoot was during summer camp with To the Editor: Boy Scouts. The Boy Scouts are a respected When did the definition for discrimina- organization that builds character, teaches tion change into a dirty word? I read an responsibility, and develops personal fiteditorial today that starts “Discrimination ness in boys. They are second to none when is, by definition, unfair treatment.” (Mid it comes to firearm safety. They taught me Rivers Newsmagazine, April 3.) most of what I know about firearm safety When I was in school, it was a good thing that I have used since that first day. to be discriminating. You discriminate every I have also heard a lot on how the NRA time you make a choice by weighing the is an evil organization and using guns for options and choosing what is best for you. evil. However, the NRA has always been When you buy a car, you don’t just say, an organization based on firearm safety. It “hey, it’s just $200, think I’ll buy it.” You has taught men, women, and even children want to see what it looks like. Does it have the safety and fun of different shooting all its parts? Does it run? Was it totaled? sports like target shooting or hunting. In You ask “what’s wrong with it and how fact, in order to be a rifle instructor in the much will it cost me?” Boy Scouts you have to be an NRA certiIf you are hiring for a job and you don’t fied instructor as well. discriminate, then why ask people to fill Mitchell Devening out an application? If you don’t discriminate between people with more or less experience, education, etc., then why make people do all that work before they even get the job? Just have them write down their name, throw them all in a hat and draw one out. I was taught (and taught my children) to be discriminating in your choice of friends because we are judged by the company we keep. If all your friends are criminals and hoodlums, you will be perceived to Submit your letter to: be one also.  editormidrivers@newsmagazinenetwork.com  I know that the first lady of the United States has emphasized the need to “change

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Madame Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher. Maggie. The Iron Lady. The Wicked Witch. Like so many political figures, Thatcher had fans and foes. People adored her for making statements such as, “I am not a consensus politician. I’m a conviction politician.” And they hated her for them. Her detractors claim she single-handedly caused cities to fail when factories closed and that she stole milk from out of the mouths of British children. Her supporters claim she revived Britain’s economy, reinvigorated its foreign policy and re-established the nation’s conservative values. When asked if she was trying to bring back Victorian values, Thatcher proudly replied, “I was and I am.” The time of that statement was 1983, and along with Ronald Reagan, Thatcher was a dominating force in conservative politics. Love her or despise her, one thing about her cannot be denied: She was a game changer. Born a shopkeeper’s daughter, Thatcher rose to become the first woman to lead a major Western democracy. She never questioned that she could play with the big boys, in fact, she held firm to the belief that anything they could do, she could do better. In 1965, in a speech at the National Union of Townswomen’s Guilds Conference, she boldly stated, “If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman.” Ten years later, she was elected as the leader of the opposition in the House of Commons. Dressed in pearls, a gift from her husband to commemorate the birth of her twins, Thatcher strove to portray herself as a lady – but an iron one, who would not back down from what she believed in or what she felt compelled to do. In 1976, in a speech to Finchley Conservatives, she said: “Ladies and gentlemen, I stand before you tonight in my Red Star chiffon evening gown, my face softly made up and my fair hair gently waved – the Iron Lady of the Western world. A cold war warrior. An Amazon philistine. Even a Peking plotter. Well, am I any of these things? ... Yes, I am an iron lady. After all it wasn’t a bad thing to be an iron duke. Yes, if that’s how they wish to interpret my defense of values and freedoms fundamental to our way of life.” She was educated, informed, outspoken and fearless. A woman with a big agenda, she

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Arsonist returns to police custody Just one month after being released from prison for second-degree arson, a 54-yearold St. Peters man was taken into custody in connection to shots fired on April 8. Timothy Copeland has been charged with unlawful use of a firearm, seconddegree attempted arson and first-degree property damage. Officers received a radio call for shots fired in the area of Julie Lane at 11:30 a.m. on April 8. Upon arrival, a neighbor reported what appeared to be a bullet coming through the drywall of her house. As officers were looking through the area, they discovered approximately 10 exit bullet holes on the side of Copeland’s residence. Copeland was staying with his sister and brother-in-law. As officers were searching the area, they heard several other gunshots coming from within the house. St. Charles County officers immediately took cover and Copeland exited the residence through the garage. He complied with the officers instructions and was arrested without incident. “No one was injured or at home at the time,” said Officer Melissa Doss. The house had a strong odor of gasoline and all utilities had to be shut off before the

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St. CHARLES COUNTY Elam appointed to council Mike Elam of Dardenne Prairie has been appointed by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann to serve District 3 on the St. Charles County Council. The seat was vacated by Nancy Matheny, who stepped down in March. “Through his membership in several organizations, Mike has already shown that he is a leader in the community,” said Ehlmann. “We need more individuals like him in government at all levels.” Elam, an award-winning 30-year broadcast media veteran, is an account executive for Charter Media and lends his professional voice talent to a variety of projects. He also served in the U.S. Naval Reserve as a Hospital Corpsman. Elam is active in the community, currently as Rotary District 6060 assistant governor and District Public Image chairman. He also served as chairman of the Nominating Committee of the Barnes-Jewish St. Peters/PWHC Foundation Board, chairman of the St. Charles Businessmen’s Prayer Breakfast Committee, and president of the St. Charles Rotary Club. Elam’s term will end Jan. 1, 2015, at which time the individual elected in

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Dardenne Prairie to focus on economic development, new beginnings

By Sue E. Steiniger During a recent Dardenne Prairie Board of Alderman meeting, newly re-elected Mayor Pam Fogarty expressed her vision of a “new beginning” and a fast-track strategy for Dardenne Prairie’s economic growth. The meeting was held just one day after an election battle which resulted in the reelection of the current mayor and the reelection of aldermen in Wards 1, 2 and 3. “With this election over we can really get back to concentrating,” Fogarty said. “Now that the economy is coming back, now that Page or 364 is coming through the city, it’s like a whole new opportunity to finally get things going in the right direction. Our next steps are to definitely work on economic development and the Dardenne Prairie downtown.” Two recent additions to the city administration have played an important role in

the city’s new beginnings concept. City Administrator Frank Schoneboom was hired in August of 2012. “Frank is an excellent city administrator,” Fogarty said. “He has had lots of experience and he keeps us all well informed. The way that he has a handle on everything is like nothing we have ever experienced before. So that is really big for us, too, as far as new beginnings additions.” The second addition to the administration is Economic Development Coordinator Thomas Monroe. Monroe said, “The leadership of Mayor Fogarty, the Board of Aldermen, and City Administrator Schoneboom, has guided the city to affect physical and organizational changes that support our economic development goals. “The main staple of those goals is the fiscal benefit and economic stability of Dardenne Prairie,” Monroe continued. “The development of retail and business

centers, the expansion of housing, and the increase of our infrastructure aid in achieving those goals.” Monroe said his primary objective is to foster commercial expansion and improvement, thereby increasing the revenue base for the city. He will act as a liaison between the city and the business community, and cultivate relationships with business owners, developers, and a network of economic development groups. A five-year master plan will be developed to guide the city through its expected economic growth, Fogarty said. Under consideration within the five-year plan is the development of the city’s own public works department which could be in conjunction with the parks department; construction of a separate public works building; and a city police department. A survey will be conducted this spring to obtain citizens input on the proposed plans for the city. Some of these services are currently performed by St. Charles County. The plan for Dardenne Prairie downtown calls for combined residential and business structures much like New Town of St. Charles. “City Hall is one piece of our downtown where it’s built close to the road and the streetscape. Saint Williams Apartments is another piece of our downtown,” Fogarty said. He said, if the downtown plan comes to fruition as planned, it can actually top out at 40,000 people. The city’s current population is 11,494. “The increase in population is possible because we are going to be building up

Traffic bill makes first cut at state level A bill filed by Sen. Tom Dempsey, R-23, and supported by St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann to modify current traffic fine law received first round approval in the Missouri Senate's Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on March 27. Senate Bill 141 requires political subdivisions receiving more than 20 percent of their annual general operating revenues from traffic fines to send excess revenues to the state school system. The act further modifies the law commonly referred to as "Macks Creek Law" by expanding its application to counties, removes the qualification that the traffic

violation revenue limitation only apply charges until it comes into compliance to violations occurring on state high- with the law. ways, and lowers the current 35 percent “This bill will encourage municipaliexcess revenues threshold to 20 percent. ties and counties to be more responsible The act also requires political subdi- in their ticketing and accounting pracvisions to include an accounting of the tices,” Dempsey said. percent of annual general operating revUpon its passage in the Missouri enue from fines and court costs for traf- Senate, the bill will move on to the Misfic violations within the financial report souri House of Representatives where Rep. Kathie Conway, R-104, has filed a that they submit to the state auditor. Any political subdivision that fails companion bill. “Cities and counties will still be able to make an accurate or timely report, or fails to send in excess revenues to enforce the traffic laws as vigorously from traffic violations to the Missouri and however they want,” Ehlmann said. Department of Revenue, will lose “This bill would simply remove the profit municipal jurisdiction on traffic-related motive from their decision.”

using less land and space,” Fogarty said. “The plans are in place, all the ordinances are in place.” She added that the strategy to market and build downtown is somewhat aggressive. Partnerships and timing are key. She said she envisions putting the builder and the tenants together before a structure is actually built thereby assuring financial backing. “Getting all those parties together to work it out is probably going to be a new style of doing things, but we will get it done,” Fogarty said. “That means aggressive marketing to get stores to move or to open a second store in Dardenne Prairie to get the ball rolling. And that is exciting to me because then you are also helping their dreams come true. They are business people, they want to succeed and they want to go on. So let’s put this deal together. You alleviate some of the risks when you get everybody together at the same time.” Fogarty said she is willing to subdivide the 10 acres that the city owns, allowing developers to minimize their risk by allowing them to build just one building instead of having to buy the whole 10 acres. “It works out well for everybody then when they get together,” Fogarty said. “The developer has a comfort level, the bank has a comforts level, the people that want to move in as a tenants know that it is going to be built and will have a comfort level. It makes great business sense. It’s great to make the dream come alive, everything that we have dreamed about - now we can make a reality.”


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Police Academy dedicates graduating class to fallen local FBI agent The 25 young men of class 4-2012 selected Special FBI Agent L. Douglas Abram as their fallen officer. Agent Abram and his family were residents of St. Charles County at the time of his death - or as they say in the brotherhood of law enforcement “at the end of his watch.” He died in the line of duty while working with the St. Louis FBI SWAT Team to execute a search warrant for weapons and a suspected bank robber at a house in St. Louis County on Jan. 19, 1990. Why select a fallen law enforcement officer who died so long ago? “The brotherhood of law enforcement carries an amazing, strong bond for those officers who are still active and who have retired,” said Geoffrey P. Presson, a newly graduated police officer. “Doug Abram was and is still a strong presence in this law enforcement family and community.” Presson was given the privilege of (From left) Becky Abram, widow of honored FBI Agent; Geoffrey P. Presson, Police Academy presenting his academy class dedication graduate; and FBI Agent Cody Abram and son of fallen FBI Agent L. Douglas Abram. (MRN speech. A second-generation police officer, photo) Presson grew up in a family knowing and held its first graduating class of 2013. As is honoring Special Agent Abram. He spoke By Sue E. Steiniger The Eastern Missouri Law Enforcement the academy’s tradition, the class honored of his father’s friendship with Abram and Training Academy, located at St. Charles a fallen law enforcement officer as part of how he was told many times of Abram’s leadership qualities. Community College in Cottleville, recently the ceremony.

“Doug broke the barrier between the federal and local law enforcement departments,” said Jim Presson, a retired detective for the St. Peters Police Department. The FBI had a strong presence at the graduation, as did retired and active law enforcement officers from the area. Approximately 300 people were in attendance including most of the Abram family. Many of the FBI Agents at the ceremony had served with Abram and some were with him on that fatal day. They were all there to remember and honor him. Abram’s son Cody, now an FBI agent carries his father’s badge and credentials. FBI Special Agent Cody Abram addressed the graduating class. He spoke of the thin blue line. “In law enforcement we talk about walking the thin blue line and that’s the line between life and death and signifies the blue uniform that we wear,” Abram said. “I just know that my dad is walking with me every day of my career and I know that he will be walking with these recruits every day of their career. I just wanted to convey to them that we all walk together in this law See POLICE ACADEMY, page 14

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Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen votes to keep current tax levy By Michael R. Smith Lake Saint Louis Board of Aldermen has voted to hold its real estate tax at 42.17 cents for debt service per $100 home evaluation for next year. The vote was taken at its April 1 meeting. Normally, that’s good news for residents because it means no tax increases. However, some board members believe that holding the debt service assessment could be bad news later for the city because LSL will receive fewer funds from collected real estate taxes because of lower property assessments. LSL City Administrator Paul Markworth said in an earlier work session that the county real estate assessment is “down another 3.5-percent,” and “down 7 to 8 percent since 2008.” Ward 2 Board members Kathy Schweitkert and Karen Vennard voted against keeping the current rate because they think an increase is needed to prevent LSL from tapping general revenue funds to make future bond payments. Both sided with Mayor Mike Potter’s recommendation to move the debt service rate to 51 cents per $100 assessed evaluation. “In about two years we’ll be borrowing money from the city’s general fund to pay our debt service,” Vennard said. Markworth said that this year’s bill for the city’s $15 million bond balance is $1.4

allows taxing entities to increase their rates million. “We don’t have enough money coming in order to equal the previous year’s colfrom the real estate tax this year to pay 100 lected revenue. “This is our third assessment in a row percent of our bond payment,” Markworth said. “The balance will come from the where we’re down,” Vennard said. She said that the city is “basically losing money debt service reserve.” That reserve currently stands at $828,000. every year by not raising our tax levy. “ It is projected to decrease to $591,000 after The issue could come up again because the city makes up the shortfall from real the recent vote only satisfied the county’s requirement for a figure by April 8 for its estate taxes. Vennard said residents have effectively planning purposes. The final rate is due in enjoyed tax breaks because LSL didn’t September. A separate general fund levy will remain increase the tax levy earlier. State law

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at the current rate of 59.51 cents per $100 real estate value. At the meeting’s end Potter had the last statement on the vote for the debt service tax. Passing currency to each alderman he said, “I knew you were going to do this (keep the current levy), so since you must think we have printing presses like the federal government has I made up million dollar bills for you to use.” Potter was beaten in the April 2 election for mayor by challenger and Ward 1 Alderman Ralph Sidebottom.

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St. Charles County Mayors’ Ball sees record fundraising and attendance By Michael R. Smith The 2014 St. Charles County Mayors’ Ball raised a record $50,000 for five charities in the county. The ball was held March 9 but local mayors distributed $10,000 checks to each of the charities on April 4. Funds were raised from the event’s ticket sales, corporate sponsors, and other ball activities. “The people of St. Charles County are so generous,” St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano said. “They have been there to help in so many ways. This is the highlight of the year for so many people.” Nonprofit organizations that benefited from the 2013 ball are the Adam Morgan Foundation, O’Fallon Senior Care, Preferred Family Healthcare, St. Charles Junior Service League, and Volunteers in Medicine.

This is the 18th year for the black-tie affair, which also enjoyed record attendance of “350 tickets purchased,” Pagano said. “It’s growing by leaps and bounds.” Besides Pagano, outgoing Lake Saint Louis Mayor Michael Potter, O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy, St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith, and Weldon Spring Mayor Don Licklider participated in distributing the checks. Next year’s ball is scheduled for March 29 at the St. Charles Convention Center. Any nonprofit headquartered in St. Charles County and serving the area can apply for the grants. Local mayors then use a secret ballot process to choose fund recipients. Organizations that win must wait two years before applying again. Nonprofits must apply by Dec. 16 for consideration.

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New LSL mayor looks to repair 40-year-old infrastructure By Sue E. Steiniger Lake Saint Louis has a new mayor and he has some very definite ideas of how he wants to see the city move forward. Ralph Sidebottom, took office during the April 15 Board of Aldermen meeting, after MRN press time. Sidebottom had previously held the office of Ward 1 alderman for seven years and had been president of the Board of Aldermen for the last three years. The first half of the meeting was to be run by the old board. At the conclusion of the first order of business and under new business Sidebottom was to resign his position as president of the board and Ward 1 alderman and be sworn in as mayor. “I want to thank everybody for their support and putting me into this job in the first place, but I also want the city and the board and the staff to know that I am not going to be the mayor of say 51 percent versus 49 percent of the city,” Sidebottom said. “Just to have a clear delineation - I will be the mayor of the entire city, the entire board and the entire staff.” Sidebottom says he is already moving in that direction by interviewing each of the department heads so that he can better understand every aspect of the city. “The thing that I have to be looking at is what

are their particular needs as a department head, what can I do to help them achieve those needs or what can they do to help the city achieve what it is trying to do overall for the residents,” said Sidebottom. Sidebottom said he is open to new business expansion for the city, citing several new stores in the Shopping Center at Hawk Ridge and of businesses on the horizon that he hopes will come on board. “The Page Avenue extension which is starting next month will actually give that (new business expansion) a spike,” Sidebottom said. “So we are very excited about the Page Avenue extension because that will open up the central part of the county to our city.” On taxes, Sidebottom said, “One of the things that I have been in favor of is allowing the citizens to determine whether or not they want to look at a tax. More recently we are looking at being able to fix the streets quicker, fix the storm-water system quicker because you have to remember that we have an older city and a lot of our infrastructure is reaching 40 years. “We are looking at putting out a halfcent sales tax increase on the August ballot which would have a 10-year sunset clause,” he said.

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Hennessey said his main focus will be to draw viable businesses into the area. “While Cottleville is filled with many quaint and charming businesses, they don’t generate enough revenue to pay our bills effectively,” Hennessey said. “To help with our revenue shortfall, I plan on bringing in viable businesses that will provide much-needed revenue and become permanent members of our community. Even if we land just one additional revenue stream, like a Lowe’s, Cabela’s or a Dick’s Sporting Goods, it will help us retain police officers and other city staff that have not had raises in four years.” Hennessey said a new revenue stream will also allow the city to move forward with developing city parks which have been stagnate the past couple of years. “We will be able to finally build our soccer/football field, baseball/softball field and sand volleyball courts,” he said. “We will be able to finish our outdoor amphitheater with a stage. “If we have great parks, family based community events, and we are able to maintain the safety of our community, it will help increase our residents’ property value and will keep us from having to raise taxes in the future,” Hennessey said.

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World War II veteran takes ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ trip with Honor Flight By Amy Armour An O’Fallon veteran took flight last month to visit a piece of his history. The first St. Louis Honor Flight of 2013 took place on March 26 and Richard Pickering, 85, was on board. Honor Flight is a nonprofit organization that takes veterans to Washington D.C. to visit the National World War II memorial. Pickering, a World War II Marine veteran, joined 24 additional veterans and their guardians for the one-day whirlwind trip to Washington, D.C. Veterans were given a tour of the city, and the opportunity to visit many of the monuments. “We had a great time,” said Pickering, who flew to Washington, D.C., with his son Rich A. Pickering. “I just never thought I’d get to go see (the WWII memorial).” Pickering signed up for the Marines at the age of 17 after his older brother Raymond was killed in combat during World War II. He started his service the following year when he turned 18. He served in the Marines for two years, attending basic training in South Carolina and combat training in North Carolina. Pickering was an MP (military police) in Washington, California and Illinois. Pickering was completing his training in Alaska and preparing to ship overseas when the war ended.

Following his service, Pickering returned home to work as an ironworker contributing his talents to many St. Louis landmarks. He met his wife, Gerry, and the couple has been married for 65 years and had four children. But life has not been so easy for Pickering. Two of his children passed away suddenly at a younger age. He survived a bout with cancer, as well as an accident that almost cost him his leg. Pickering said returning to a time long ago to see the memorial was an unforgettable experience, and spending the time with his son was very nice. “(My son) was really outstanding. He took care of me and a lot of others that needed help,” Pickering said. When the veterans returned home to St. Louis Lambert Airport they were greeted in song. “Uniformed service members from Scott AFB escorted the veterans off the plane to the airport terminal, where more than 50 members of the Francis Howell Middle School eighth-grade band were playing music and the crowd of family and friends were cheering,” said Pickering’s daughter Chris Gehrin, who arranged for her dad to take the Honor Flight. Gehrin said the band played a medley representing all the branches of the military,

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along with many other patriotic songs. “Having the music made the experience even more special. Many families and veterans were so appreciative of these students giving up their time to come to the airport and perform for them,” said Gehrin. It was even more special for Pickering, as his grandson Alex Gehrin was a member of

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A Race to Death…Heroin in our Community will be presented from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thurs., April 25 in the Fort Zumwalt West High School auditorium. All parents, pre-teens, students and community members are invited to the discussion on heroin in the community. Judge Phil Ohlms will facilitate the discussion, with presentations from an undercover police officer, a parent who lost a child to heroin and a former user.

The Francis Howell North (FHN) High School Journalism Department was recently named as a Pacemaker Finalists for its online news sites by the National UMSL scholarships Scholastic Press Association (NSPA), Newsmagazine as Several high school seniors received a well as the recipient of a Silver Crown $12,000 scholarshipSalesperson: to attend the UniverClient: Award and Gold Crown Award from the sity of Missouri-St.Proof: Louis this fall. Columbia Scholastic Press Association Rachel Eikmann, senior at Francis Howell (CSPA). The FHN journalism program also Central (FHC) High School; Braxton Perry, received accolades at the St. Louis Scho- senior at Francis Howell North (FHN) High lastic Journalism Group annual conference School; and Caroline Ryan, senior at Franfor its various student-led publications. cis Howell High School, are the recipients The NSPA named FHNtoday.com as a of the 2013 University of Missouri – St. Pacemaker Finalist in the large school cate- Louis (UMSL) Bound Scholarship. gory. The Pacemaker is widely regarded as the To receive the UMSL Bound Scholarship top staff award for scholastic media. The 2012 students must be accepted to the university, Excalibur yearbook was also named a Pace- complete the entire UMSL Bound Scholarmaker Finalist. The finalists were chosen by ship application, submit a 500-word essay, a team of three professionals assembled from submit two letters of recommendation and around the country. Entries were judged during have taken at least one Advanced College the course of several weeks, based on content, Credit course through UMSL. As a recipient design, writing and editing, rich media and of the scholarships students will be required breaking news. All Pacemaker winners will to be a full-time student at UMSL beginning be announced at the upcoming Journalism in the fall semester of their freshman year. Education Association (JEA) / NSPA National Convention in San Francisco. The CSPA announced its top staff awards Saturday academy as well, the Crown Awards. This year the A handful of students in the Francis Excalibur yearbook earned a Silver Crown Howell School District have spent Satur-

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Wentzville Students shine at convention Students in the Timberland High School Health Occupation Student Association (HOSA) chapter competed in their first Missouri State Convention on March 20. Most of the competitors brought home an award and qualified to move on to the national competition. This is the first year of the extracurricular chapter at Timberland which is designed for students interested in the health field. HOSA is sponsored by Timberland teacher Meghan Aydelott and students must be enrolled in one of the district’s Project Lead the Way biomedical classes in order to be a member of the chapter. The national competition will be held June 26 through June 29, in Nashville, Tenn.

Excellent transportation The Wentzville School District Transportation Department has qualified again for the Exemplary School Bus Maintenance award from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). The Missouri State Highway Patrol concluded the spring school bus inspections of the WSD bus fleet, with an approval rate of 95.6 percent for first-time presentations. The statewide average has been about 85 percent for the last several years. Of the 137 buses in the fleet only six had minor issues, and none of them were taken out of service. The six buses were quickly repaired, re-inspected and approved before the MSHP inspection team left, so 100 percent of WSD buses passed the final inspection. “Every year the Missouri State Highway Patrol conducts a thorough inspection of our fleet to ensure that our buses meet the state safety standards,” said Jennifer Simpson, director of transportation for the district. “This is a team effort and the entire transportation staff takes great pride in our fleet. We know that our Wentzville school buses are a highly visible representation of the district’s emphasis on student safety, and achieving this score shows the professionalism of our entire department.”

In addition to the Exemplary School Bus Maintenance award, the 95.6 percent first time approval rate also qualifies the WSD Transportation Department fleet for the Missouri State Highway Patrol Certificate of Fleet Excellence award and Total Fleet Excellence decals to display on district buses.

DECA conference Dozens of Holt and Timberland High School marketing students joined 1,700 of their Missouri counterparts for the 65th Missouri DECA State Career Development Conference at the Lodge of Four Seasons at the Lake of the Ozarks last month. During the statewide conference, DECA members were evaluated by more than 100 business and industry professionals who served as competitive event judges. The theme of this year’s conference, “SHINE!” focused on professional development, leadership, dressing for success, and community service. Missouri students also raised funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association as part of DECA’s international civic consciousness project. Twenty-five WSD students qualified for the DECA International Career Development Conference/Competition in Anaheim, Calif., on April 24 through April 28. The winners from Holt were Courtney Jones, Ally Berry, Karlie Cavanaugh, Paige David, Sarah Wright, Olivia Bogolin, Abi Corbett, Alyssa Huffman , Josh Gilmore, Max Scholle, Brian Birza, David Jack and Nathan Hinds. The Timberland winners were Roshan Poptani, Sean McGuire, Mady Young, Kristen Kaestner, Jordan Brown, Morgann Mueller, Taylor Wenger, Bre Eckert, Shae Strom, Matt Thies, Aaron Owens and Kelsie Eckert.

Goddard School Celebrating Earth Day On Earth Day, April 22, children at Goddard Schools located in the St. Louis area will turn off all nonessential lighting for one hour, kicking off a week-long “Root for Earth” celebration focused on a variety of hands-on learning activities including nature walks, gardening and recycling. “Learning about the environment is a captivating way to teach children nurturing skills, introduce them to healthy foods and help them understand the needs of living things. ‘Root for Earth’ symbolizes our commitment to work together to protect the environment,” said Sue Adair, director of education for Goddard Systems, Inc. Through exploration of the outdoors, children learn critical social, emotional, physical, language and cognitive skills while building an appreciation of nature at Goddard School. “Outdoor play is a critical component of early childhood development,” said Adair.

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Missouri Monsters regroup with two straight wins after rough start By Jonathan Duncan The first two weeks of the inaugural season for the Missouri Monsters were anything but pretty as the Monsters stumbled out of the gate with back-to-back road losses to the Corpus Christi Fury (37-74) and the Georgia Rampage (18-25). But a surprise coaching change and a few roster moves at the end of March have pushed the Monsters quickly back to respectability as the Monsters racked up back-to-back United Indoor Football League wins at home over the Windy City (Ill.) Hitmen April 1 and over the Marion (Ohio) Blue Racers on April 6. In the team’s first ever franchise win over Windy City on April 6 at Family Arena in St. Charles, the Monsters offense scored more points than in its first two games combined in rolling to an eye-popping 74-14 victory. Missouri scored 20 points in the first quarter, 22 points in the second quarter, and 20 in the third quarter before giving up a pair of Windy City touchdowns in the fourth quarter when the Monster had the game easily in hand. It was also the first game for new Head Coach Martino Theus, who took over from John Parker. Parker was replaced after the Monsters came up empty in their first two games. Theus previously coached at Lambuth University and for Marion. “The transition for me moving over to coach the team was pretty easy for me and for the players,” Theus said. “I’m a veteran coach and I pretty much let the players do what they do well. There wasn’t any one major thing I did except make sure that I took advantage of the talent that we had here and added a few guys

that could make plays and the guys are now just going out playing hard, and having fun.” Quarterback Tavares Woodley has thrown for 265 yards and 10 touchdowns. Meanwhile, Wide out Gary Johnson has five catches for 103 yards and two TDs. Having Woodley to run the offense is a major plus for Theus as the veteran quarterback has directed the offense to major production in the season’s early going. “Tavares Woodley is a veteran quarterback that gives us a huge advantage offensively with his skills and leadership,” Theus said. Former St. Louis Ram Claude Wroten led the defense with five tackles, and four sacks. Wroten, who was signed at the start of the season, has had a strong impact in the Monsters defensive line. “Claude Wroten has really given us a strong presence on the defensive line,” Theus said. “He and Bernard Quinn really give us an active defensive line that can make plays.” Just five days later back home at Family Arena in front of a crowd of 2,107, the Monsters offense came up with a big night and the defense did just enough as Missouri notched a 47-39 win over the Marion Blue Racers of the Continental Indoor Football League. Woodley had another strong night through the air, throwing for 305 yards and five scores on 24 of 36 passing. Johnson paced the receiving corps with 10 catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns and Dello Davis led the club in receiving yards with 126 yards on seven catches. The Monsters returned to the field at Family Arena last Sunday against the UIFL Southern Conference Champions, the Florida Tarpons.


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Ups and downs of youth sports injuries New research shows that from 2000 to 2010, there was an overall decline in sports and recreation musculoskeletal injuries among children aged 5-14, but the number of football and soccer injuries continued to rise. Researchers reviewed National Electronic Injury Surveillance System data on injuries such as broken bones, sprained joints and torn ligaments sustained by children aged 5-14 during eight activities. Overall, injuries declined more than 12 percent and in six categories, including bicycling (38.1 percent); roller sports, including in-line skating, roller skating and skateboarding (20.8 percent); and jumping on trampolines (17.5 percent). Football and soccer injuries, however, increased by 22.8 percent and 10.8 percent, respectively. According to study author Dr. Shital Parikh, an orthopedic surgeon at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, the findings “may reflect the changing pattern of childhood activities in the U.S., as organized sports are encouraged, often at the cost of free play.” Decreases in bicycle, roller sport and trampoline injuries may reflect the effectiveness of programs that encourage helmet

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Lindenwood University’s 2012-13 Speaker Series will conclude with this year’s student choice speaker, actress, neuroscientist, and author Mayim Bialik, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 25, at the university’s Hyland Arena. The event is free and open to the public. Bialik, initially best known for her lead role in the 1990s NBC sitcom “Blossom,” is currently one of the stars of the hit CBS show “The Big Bang Theory,” on which she portrays neuroscientist Amy Farrah Fowler. She has appeared at numerous other projects, such as the film “Beaches,” Woody Allen’s “Don’t Drink the Water,” and HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.” Other recent appearances include recurring roles on “Secret Life of the American Teenager” and FOX’s “Til Death.” She also portrayed 1960s activist Nancy Kurshan in the 2011 film “Chicago 8.” Bialik received her bachelor’s in neuroscience and Hebrew and Jewish studies from UCLA in 2000 and earned a Ph.D. in neuroscience in 2007 from UCLA, specializing in obsessive-compulsive disorder in adolescents with Prader-Willi syndrome. She is the celebrity spokesperson for the Holistic Moms Network, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting holistic and green parenting and living.

Bialik has two sons, is a certified lactation educator counselor, and is devoted to a lifestyle of attachment parenting, homeschooling, natural family living, and vegan cooking. She is the co-founder and chair of the youth branch of the Jewish Free Loan Association (Genesis) and enjoys speaking on a variety of topics, including her journey to embracing traditional Jewish values. In 2012, she released a book on holistic parenting titled “Beyond the Sling.” Kunal Nayyar, who plays astrophysicist Rajesh Koothrappali on “The Big Bang Theory,” had also been scheduled to appear for the Speakers Series, but was forced to cancel because of a conflict in his schedule. For more information about the 2012-13 Lindenwood University Speaker Series, visit www.lindenwood.edu/speakerseries. Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent liberal arts university offering more than 130 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in diverse areas of study and traditional and accelerated formats, including online. Lindenwood operates a residential campus in historic St. Charles, as well numerous extension sites throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area.

Independence Elementary hopes to garner national recognition By Michael R. Smith Francis Howell’s Independence Elementary pushing toward national award recognition Independence Elementary in the Francis Howell School District was recognized as a Missouri School of Character in February by a national group dedicated to student character development. The school is now moving on as a finalist for the group’s national award. It’s one of 35 schools up for the national award out of a pool of 131 schools and districts across the country. School Principal Emily Allen said that “about six years ago” a diverse group committed to winning the state award from the Character Education Partnership. CEP is a nonprofit organization that promotes character development. Its 11 principles aim to build a school and community where students are engaged in ethical behavior and positive habits. “It’s taken a lot of dedication from our staff and our students and our parents,” Allen said. “It’s been a true partnership.” The school was one of 50 in the country to earn state awards. Multiple schools in a state can win the designation, and 15 Missouri schools were recognized this year.

FHSD District Superintendent Pam Sloan said that the effort to win the award has created “a true positive impact on student learning, student behavior, and school climate.” The award process included multiple site visits, town hall forums, school staff meetings, classroom observations, building tours, and other reviews by CEP representatives to see how the group’s 11 principles were demonstrated at Independence Elementary. For the national award the school must undergo more reviews, meetings, and site visits. Two other FHSD schools have also won the state award: Hollenbeck Middle in 2012 and Francis Howell Middle in 2008. The latter also won the national award the same year. “You’re the next one,” Sloan told Allen during a recognition service at the district’s board of education meeting April 4. “If we don’t get it this year we’ll try again next year,” Allen said. The national award will be announced in October. New signage highlighting the elementary school’s achievement was installed over the Independence Elementary front entrance on April 3.


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Service members and veterans are welcome in St. Charles Community College’s new Student Veteran Lounge in the college’s Administration Building. The lounge is the latest effort at SCC to serve the growing number of student veterans. “The lounge provides support and resources student veterans need to be successful in college,” said Ron Chesbrough, Ph.D., SCC president. “The community college is an important step toward the future for so many in our community who have served our country. We are committed to serving these students, and we are proud to have them involved on campus.” The dedicated space was set up in SCC’s Enrollment Services Department, repurposing the office space next to the office of SCC’s coordinator of veteran benefits and scholarships, Tomi Schwandt. “It’s their very own gathering space, and provides an opportunity to connect with peers,” Schwandt said. “These students face unique challenges as they transition

from service to student, and are able to find community with each other there.” With a couple of computers, a desk and some chairs, the lounge became available to students in January, and students now regularly use the space to read, study and hang out with each other. Donations have been coming in from faculty, staff and community members to make the space more comfortable, such as a TV and a refrigerator. A professor donated military flags and a mini-grant from the SCC Foundation provided furniture. SCC’s Enrollment Services Department recently created a one-stop shop for veterans and current service members. SCC began the Honoring Military Families Scholarship in February 2012. A Student Veteran Organization was organized in the fall of 2012 and a veteran-specific orientation is being offered this spring. Oncampus events include Veterans Week in the fall and the new Military Family and Community Expo in the spring.

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the “Programs and Events” link. The program will be offered at the locations listed below: • 7 p.m., Wed., April 17, Corporate Parkway Branch, 1200 Corporate Parkway, Wentzville • 7 p.m., Wed., April 22, Spencer Road Branch, 427 Spencer Road, St. Peters • 7 p.m., Thurs., April 25, Winghaven Branch, 7435 Village Center Drive, O’Fallon • 4:30 p.m., Thurs., May 2, Deer Run Branch, 1300 North Main, O’Fallon   The St. Charles City-County Library District offers a variety of programs and activities for all ages. Visit the program calendar at www.youranswerplace.org.


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Area hospitals work to protect the heart during radiation By DAN FOX Even a little radiation exposure can harm the heart over a prolonged period, so doctors are finding other ways to eliminate the danger when treating breast cancer patients. Concern over protecting the heart was raised by a recent study from the New England Journal of Medicine, which has drawn a potential correlation between treatment of cancer in the left breast and heart disease. But even before the study’s release, area hospitals were helping to make radiation therapy safer for patients. The study, which collected data from 1958 through 2001, includes 2,168 women who underwent radiation treatment for breast cancer. The research shows that within the first five years after treatment the risk of heart trouble increases in step with the average dose of radiation delivered to the heart, continuing for at least several decades. “The risks of radiation-induced heart injury are well known,” Dr. Amit Bhatt, a radiation oncologist at St. Luke’s Hospital, said. “So even before this New England Journal of Medicine article came out we were well aware that radiation had some effect on the heart.”

Bhatt said the treatment of cancer has advanced significantly since the study stopped collecting its data in 2001. According to Bhatt, the standard procedures used presently in hospitals have already reduced the amount of radiation the heart is exposed to. Current imaging equipment has replaced 2-D X-rays as the main way of locating the area needing radiation. These machines present doctors with an accurate, 3-D display of the treatment area and help to focus the radiation where it needs to go, keeping it away from other areas of the body. One way to remove the heart from the radiation’s line of fire during left-breast treatment is through a technique that carefully monitors the patient’s breathing. When the lungs are filled with air, it creates additional space between the left breast and the heart. The movement of the diaphragm and lungs while taking a breath is enough to move the heart away from the radiation. Through the use of machines monitoring the patient’s breathing, the radiation can be delivered where it is needed without the risk of it straying off into the heart. “You don’t need a whole lot to get that distance between the breast and the heart,” said Dr. Kathy Balgan, radiation

oncologist with Mercy Hospital. Standard radiation therapy has breast cancer patients lay on their backs while the doses are administered, but Balgan said another way to help avoid stray radiation is to let gravity do some of the work during treatment. By having the patient lay facedown on a specialized table during the therapy, the left breast is allowed to hang away from the body. This leaves only the areas needing treatment in the path of radiation. While other organs and muscles may lie in the path of the radiation during treatment, they aren’t affected as harshly as the heart is, according to Bhatt. Due to their close proximity to the chest wall, lungs receive a dose of radiation, but do not show any problems related to long-term treatment. Thomas said that patients often will have a little scar tissue in their lungs as a side effect of the radiation, but most often there won’t be any meaningful decrease in the organ’s function. The best way for doctors to make sure their treatments are successful is for them to make the therapy all about the patients, according to Balgan. Still, experts agree that if precautions are available, they should be taken.

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SSM Health Care plans major investment SSM Health Care plans to invest $180 million over the next several years to transform and improve the health care experience for patients across St. Charles, Warren and Lincoln counties. “We believe in a better way to health. One that isn’t complicated or confusing,” said Chris Howard, president/CEO of SSM Health Care – St. Louis. “We know that people want health care services that are convenient, fully coordinated and highly personalized with a single point of contact managing their care. We are committed to creating this new patient experience.” Howard said SSM Health Care will begin to introduce aspects of this new model of care over the next several years while also focusing on building the infrastructure necessary to support this vision. Plans include a completely redesigned SSM St. Joseph Hospital West in Lake Saint Louis. A new patient tower with 70 additional beds and expanded parking will complement expanded outpatient and acute care services. Specific focus is being placed on creating world-class maternity and pediatric programs in partnership with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center. A new state-of-the-art emergency department and outpatient center at SSM St. Joseph Health Center – Wentzville is also planned. The new facility will open in 2014.

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This spring, University of Missouri (MU) Extension is offering several lawn and garden classes and events for the public at its St. Charles County Extension Center, 260 Brown Road in St. Peters. Most classes are taught by master gardeners and use onsite demonstration gardens for hands-on learning. Upcoming events include: • A Garden Tour and Plant Sale hosted by St. Charles County master gardeners will be held from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 20. Plants will include vegetables, Missouri natives, annuals, herbs, perennials, seeds and more. There will be tours of onsite demonstration gardens and an “Ask a Master Gardener” booth. Admission is free. • Shade Gardening will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27.

Topics include characterization of your shade situation, soil preparation, plant/tree/ shrub selection, and watering techniques. • Creating a Native Rain Garden will be held from 6:30-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 30. Attendees will learn the role of rain gardens in controlling storm water runoff and will learn how to create a rain garden using native plants. Topics will include benefits, installation steps and plant suggestions. An on-site rain garden tour is included. • Home Landscape Design will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1. Basic landscape techniques, plant selection and arrangement and growing needs will be covered. • Growing Summer Vegetables in Home Gardens will be held from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 4. Vegetable-growing principles, soil preparation, planting, growing, dealing with insects and diseases, and harvesting summer vegetables will be addressed. • Accessible Gardening will be offered from 9-11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18. The class will offer ideas and techniques for making gardening accessible to those in a wheelchair or those who move from a sitting or leaning position and will include an on-site tour of the enabling garden and resources. • The Rose – Queen of Flowers will be held from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 8. Attendees will learn the basics of growing beautiful roses. Admission to the Garden and Plant Sale is free; the fee for each of the above-listed classes is $20, and additional family members residing at the same address may register for half price if class materials are shared. To register, call 970-3000.

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Tips fpr rescuing damaged lawns By JIM ERICKSON Zoysia has become popular in this area and has a well-deserved reputation of requiring less fertilization and less moisture than cool weather grasses such as fescue. But conditions here the past two years have provided the “perfect storm” for problems, in 2011 for chinch bugs and last year for a disease commonly known as large patch fungus, said Nathan Brandt, horticulture specialist with the University of Missouri Extension in St. Louis County. Chinch bugs create an uneven area of dead spots in the hottest, driest areas of a lawn, while large patch shows up as a welldefined, circular area or arc, often with an orange-like color, Brandt noted. He said that various insecticides provide good results for chinch bugs. Be sure to read the label carefully to make sure the product lists the insects among those it controls. Applications need to be timed properly also, and the label will provide information on that as well. Fungicides for controlling large patch will contain the chemical propiconazole or myclobutanil, Brandt said. Again, read the label carefully for application instructions. If the damage to zoysia is especially severe, Brandt suggested several more extreme treatment options: • Reseed. Although not found everywhere, zoysia seed is available, and Zenith is a good variety for this area, according to Brandt. The seed is expensive but a little goes a long way, and it is usually cheaper than re-sodding. Seeding should be done in June, giving the grass time to establish a good root structure before colder temperatures set in. The area will need to be well-watered. • Re-sod. Those who decide on this option should get the area down to bare soil first

and lay the sod in the June-August period, Brandt recommended. • Substitute fescue. For homeowners who are open to change and perhaps do not really care for the straw-like color of dormant zoysia in cold-weather months, reseeding with tall fescue is an option, Brandt said. It is OK to re-seed in the spring, but those who do should be prepared for uneven results, because early hot temperatures can take a toll on the new grass before its roots develop adequately. The best time for seeding and rejuvenating lawns with coolweather grass such as fescue is in the fall, Brandt said. The specialist offered another word of caution for those with fescue lawns: Take it easy on spring fertilizer application. Too much nitrogen, with spring moisture or over-watering – especially in the late afternoon or evening – can set up conditions ripe for fungus development.

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By Mary Ann O’Toole Holley Everyone who drives the roadway at Knaust and Laura Hill has to admit the brilliant white blooms of the Bradford Pear-lined street envelop you in springtime as if to say, “No more cold.” As one of the first trees of the season to bloom, with a spectacular show at that, they’ve quickly gained favor of by homeowners, businesses and communities as a staple in most any landscapes. But the Missouri Department of Conservation says they’re sneaky, sly invaders that should be wiped out. They say their beauty has blinded us. Others say, in a way, they’re just another import that’s ruining our lives.

“We can’t go on an eradication mission to get them out of Missouri, but if we see them, we get rid of them on Conservation Department land,” said Dan Zarlenga, a Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) official. “Well over 90 percent of the land in Missouri is privately owned. We work with landowners to try to do what’s best for habitat. Mostly, we’re trying to make people aware.” The Bradford Pear, scientifically known as the callery pear, is native to China. It was heavily promoted and planted in the 1980s as suburban development took off. When first introduced, the Bradford did not self-pollinate. The problem, according to the MDC and area horticulturalists, is that other callery pear varieties were introduced

about 15 years later jumpstarted cross pollination. Now, since the species grows so fast, it is pushing out other native species. The MDC, however, compares the tree’s proliferation to a “creepy sci-fi movie.” “Humans transport aliens to Earth without worry because we are sure they cannot reproduce here. Thirty years later, a quiet, bespectacled scientist discovers that the aliens are spreading. Alien offspring multiply and escape to our farms and parks, crowding our youngsters that are desperately trying to hang on… you get the point,” the MDC said in its Conservation Magazine. The Bradford pear is the alien, spreading like wildfire threatening natural habitats and ecosystems from Florida to New Jersey. It has only been in the last few years that the ornamental pears we thought could not spread, did. In fact, 26 states have reported wild callery pears spreading and encroaching on natural habitats in the past decade. “Sometimes Mother Nature has surprises for us,” Zarlenga said. “We can’t stop them all because we don’t have control over private property. So, we are trying to work from an education standpoint so people know of the negative impact they can have on our native trees and ecosystem.” Gardening mantra, “Make it made in the USA” Using any non-native or exotic plantings can sometimes cause serious problems for an ecosystem if the selected species spread

aggressively and are not managed. These so-called “invasives” can out-compete native species for habitat and food, changing the landscape of an area forever. Zarlenga says there are a number of recommended species homeowners and landscapers should consider instead of the Bradford Pear. Serviceberries, yellowwoods, redbuds and hornbeam trees are much better alternatives, he said. In addition to being better for the landscape, native trees are better at attracting wildlife, they’re generally easier to grow and healthier in general, Zarlenga said. For information on planting trees, the MDC has an awareness campaign called Right Tree in the Right Place. “Take notice of the site,” Zarlenga said. “It tells you things like what type of sun, how close to plant near structures, what kind of conditions trees require in terms of sunlight water and how big it gets. You don’t want one that spreads out too much. A lot of people make that mistake, and in the long run it’s expensive to deal with instead of doing extra work to put the right tree in the right place.” Not in my town In 2011, in Lake Saint Louis, city horticulturalist Lorri Grueber led the march to rid that community of the proliferating pear trees near Civic Hall using a grant from the Missouri Department of Conservation to See BRADFORD PEAR, next page

Rise in honeybee deaths threatens more than we think By SARAH WILSON The buzz about honeybee health is not swarming with as much optimism as one would hope. Essential to modern agriculture, honeybees not only produce honey and beeswax, but they also serve their most important role – as pollinators for crops – and are responsible for more than $15 billion in increased crop value each year. The state of Missouri even designates the honeybee as its official state insect. But honeybees are hurting. Dr. Gerald Hayes, beeologics commercial lead at Monsanto, predicted there would be a “blip in mortality and probably availability.” He said on a preliminary basis, this year would have close to a 40- to 50-percent loss of honeybees – a concerning, downward spiral of honeybee health that seems to be a consistently developing

problem in the past few years. The ailment affecting the bees is called Colony Collapse Disorder, and according to the Environmental Protection Agency, as many as 50 percent of all affected bee colonies demonstrated symptoms inconsistent with any known cause of honeybee deaths. A sudden loss in a colony’s worker’s bee population would occur without any dead bees found near the colony. Hives, however, cannot sustain themselves without worker bees and eventually would die. Hayes attributed the honeybee loss to pesticides, chemicals people add to their lawns to remove weeds, parasites and poor forage. “Golf courses, for example, use a tremendous amount of flowering pesticides, and people use chemicals to make yards look pristine,” he said. “And if you add up parasites, poor forage and pesticides, for an insect that isn’t adapted to all of these things,

over time, you have this collateral damage.” The development of a parasitic mite also has been problematic for the bees. “We have no evolutionary control to take care of this large mite that pierces the honeybee’s cuticle, causing things like immunosuppression,” Hayes said. At his presentation regarding honeybee health on April 3 at the Saint Louis Zoo, Hayes presented a spread of breakfast foods, including eggs, fruit, toast with jam, orange juice and coffee with cream. Without the help of honeybees, he said such a breakfast would not be as readily available as it is today. “The juice of course would be totally gone because there’s no fruits being pollinated to squeeze the juice out of,” Hayes said. “Coffee would still be there, but not as much, because honeybees do pollinate coffee beans. Cream would be gone

because honeybees forage alfalfa, the clover to feed the dairy cattle that produce the cream. Melons, strawberries and other fruits would be gone because honeybees See HONEYBEE DEATHS, next page


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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM BRADFORD PEAR, from previous page pay for their removal. Horticulturalist Bob Deardeuff, landscape manager for the city of O’Fallon, said the city has put all callery pears and on a non-recommended list. Deardueff said the city is not telling people they can’t plant them, but recommending others instead. “We don’t plant any callery pears. They’re on our non-recommended list, and really, we don’t have very many. Maybe eight trees total in all of our parks are callery pears,” Deardeuff said. “Any little ones found are immediately removed. We destroy all of them. They’re never big enough that their only option is to saw them off.” Deardeuff said at the park near Barat Academy, which is five- or six-years old, the callery sprouts are already 8 to 10 feet tall — an example of how quickly they

grow and spread. “I walk my dog there all the time, and I’m thinking as a horticulturist, there’s no practical, easy way to get rid of them,” he said. “They grow in any soil and adapt to almost any climate, and that’s why people wanted to plant them in the first place. But then, we didn’t know what a problem they’d become.” Deardeuff said if anyone is not sure what we’re referring to, there are groves and groves of wild callery trees along Hwy. N. The time to pull these invasive seedlings is now, Deardeuff said, when their white flowers are most noticeable against the newly emerging buds of other trees. Another time to pull the invaders is in fall when other trees have dropped their leaves. Calleries keep their purple, almost black leaves through November. You see them 2-feet high along the road, wherever brush hogs aren’t used, he said.

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ADHD Research Study Psychiatric Care and Research Center is currently conducting a study of an investigational medication comparing current medication treatments for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adolescents, ages 13-17. A full diagnostic evaluation and medical examination will be provided as part of the study. Subjects may be compensated for their time and travel. Research conducted under the supervision of Drs. John Canale and Howard Ilivicky. If you or someone you know is interested in participating in this study, please contact our research department at: 636-244-3593 Ask for Jenny or Kara Also reach us at www.pcrc-stl.com

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are absolutely, positively needed to take pollen from point A to point B. Even jam on the toast would be gone. There is an evolutionary relationship between flowering plants and bees that make these plants healthy.” He said bees are designed to eat a variety of pollen that comes from different flowers for a balanced diet, just like humans need a variety of food to get a balanced diet. “With the price of corn and beans and the loss of some land and then no one wanting a dandelion, a flowering weed, in their yard – all of these things cut down on the amount of natural food that honeybees have access to,” Hayes said. With 7 billion people on the earth now, he said he is not sure that people can go back to the diet that their ancestors ate of wind-pollinated plants. “So this is significant for us directly and of course for food in many, many different realms because we’re all so dependent on this small insect – that many people think is insignificant – to actually allow plants to reproduce and to produce seeds and fruits, nuts and berries,” Hayes said. “We need these things for nutrition, for diversity, and with the population going from 7 billion to 10 billion, how do you do that?” Hayes said Monsanto is working to “address honeybee health in a way that hasn’t been addressed before” to bring some of that consistency and sustainability to the beekeeping industry. In light of the statistics, Hayes said it is important for people to be advocates. “We need advocates to create a movement, get awareness built, and then if you have awareness, people might conduct themselves differently about what they apply to their lawns and gardens,” Hayes said.

Go native in your garden By Mary Ann O’Toole Holley Missouri Department of Conservation spokesman Dan Zarlenga says now is the time to read up on native Missouri plants for your gardens. “Because they are indigenous to a specific region, native plants usually require less maintenance and are welcomed by wildlife, serving an important role in the local ecosystem,” Zarlenga said. The National Wildlife Federation has partnered with two national growers to offer a line of approximately 130 varieties of native plants and their cultivars, including trees, shrubs, perennials, grasses and vines. The plants will be widely available at area flower stands and retail stores and come in distinctively branded pots that include fact-filled tags and instructive handouts about native plant gardening. Did you know the prickly pear cactus is a native Missouri plant, as is the coneflower and numerous annual plants? “Using native Missouri plants isn’t really that complicated, but it does help the ecosystem,” Zarlenga said. “There are plenty of plants most are familiar with, that are native to our area.” Zarlenga says not only are they well-adapted to survive here, they support the availability of pollinators and seed dispersers. Zarlenga said the MDC recommends research on native plants at grownative. org, part of the Grow Native program of the Missouri Prairie Foundation.

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areas and throughout the U.S., with the goal of equipping men and women, boys and girls to faithfully follow Christ. ••• Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers has opened at 1600 Mid Rivers Mall Drive, in the food court of Mid Rivers Mall.  ••• Sacred Movement Studio has opened its new location 7519 Mexico Road in St. Peters. The studio offers yoga, belly dancing and Tai Chi classes for all fitness levels.   

AWARDS & HONORS The Economic Development Roundtable of St. Charles County has selected Enterprise Holdings as its March recipient of the Business Spotlight Award for growing its global data center and IT operations in Weldon Spring throughout the past 12 years.
Enterprise Holdings opened its data center in Weldon Spring in 2001, added a second building in 2007 and currently has more than 750 employees at its local campus. A St. Louis-based business that originated in 1957, Enterprise Holdings is now the largest car rental service provider in the world. The company has annual revenue of $15.4 billion, more than 74,000 employees and operates almost 1.3 million cars and trucks.

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Hands-on History Adventure Day Camp will be held from June 17 through June 21 at the First Missouri State Capitol Historic site located at 200 S. Main. The camp, for third-graders to sixth-grader, will include fun games, activities, and crafts all from the 1800s time period. For more information or to register, call 940-3322.

MOUSE RACES Live mouse races to benefit the Lake Saint Louis Mothers Club will be held at 7 p.m. on Sat., April 20, at the Lake Saint Louis Community Association located at 100 Cognac Court. Doors open at 6 p.m. and races start at 7 p.m. The cost is $140 for table of eight and includes beer, wine, light snacks and soda. To reserve a table, call 561-3516 or visit www.lslmothersclub.com.

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RACES The Sunrise Stampede 5K & half-mile fun run will start at 9 a.m. on Sat., April 20, at Sunrise UMC, 7116 Twin Chimneys Blvd. in O’Fallon. Register online at http://events.bigriverrunning.com/sunrisestampede. ••• The Fiesta 5K will be held at 7:30 a.m. on Sat., May 4 outside the Renaud Spirit Center in O’Fallon. There will also be a RSC Kids 1-Mile Run/Walk. Festive costumes with a Cinco de Mayo theme are encouraged for both races, and prizes will be awarded for the best. In addition to the races, the RSC Fitness Festival will be held from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. with free aerobic classes, face painting, free raffles, seminars and health screenings. For more information about the event, contact Ty Joyce at tjoyce@ofallon.mo.us or 474-8122.

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MEETINGS The Lewis & Clark Pachyderm Club of Western St. Charles County will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. on the third Monday of each month at Culpepper’s Restaurant located at 4401 Hwy. K in O’Fallon. For more information, call Dave Evans at 541-9932. ••• Celebrate Recovery, a faith-based 12-step program, will kick off at 6 p.m., Thursday, May 2, at Morning Star Church located 1600 Feise Rd. in Dardenne Prairie. This program is not simply to recover from past sins and hurts, but to become Christ-like in character. Groups will meet weekly on Thursdays. Neither registration nor membership to the church is necessary to attend. For more information, visit www. mscwired.org/celebraterecovery.

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Most folks sell their current home when buying a new one, and they have to hope that there is a buyer out there willing to pay their price. The great news for today’s home sellers is that the current housing market is experiencing a stronger demand than we’ve seen in some time. In fact, according to the National Association of Realtors, sellers are receiving offers closer to (if not greater than) the list price, plus the average days it takes to sell a home has dropped by over 20 percent from last year. If you’re thinking about selling your home, don’t miss out on the strong demand in the current spring market. In return, you might be able to buy more than you thought. Here’s what’s new in new homes this week: New story-and-a-half model at Payne Family Homes Payne Family Homes will be offering a brand new story-and-a-half plan this week at four communities. The 2,630-square-foot “Wright” model is part of Payne’s Vision Series and has a main floor master suite and three auxiliary bedrooms on the second floor – plus a loft. Other features of the new floor plan include a dramatic two-story foyer and switchback staircase, open kitchen with large walk-in pantry and breakfast bar peninsula, a spacious master suite walk-in closet, and a main floor flex room that can be used as a formal dining room, office or play room. Optional plan features include a threecar garage, luxury master bath, vaulted or 10-foot ceilings in the great room, loft open to the first floor, “princess” suite, Jack and Jill bath and more. This plan is offered at Ashton Woods in Eureka and Bella Vista, The Meadows at Ohmes Farm and Willow Walk Estates in St. Charles County. Base price of the Wright model ranges from the $220’s to $240’s and varies by community. For more information visit PayneFamilyHomes.com or call (314) 477-1218.

Communities, is conveniently located just off Olive Boulevard near the new Hwy. 141 extension. Prices start from the low $200’s for the two-bedroom, two-bath condominiums that range from 1,400 to 1,500 square feet and include 9-foot ceilings, hardwood flooring, granite countertops, marble whirlpool bath, gas fireplace, private laundry rooms and either a deck or patio. The elevator-served, three-story buildings within the gated community have storage rooms and secured, heated underground parking with ample additional surface parking for residents. Homeowners enjoy a swimming pool and clubhouse with fitness center, sauna and business center. For more information call 299-8444.

Great buys as Griffey’s Penny Lane closes out Griffey Homes is down to the last few homesites at Penny Lane, its community of attached and detached villas on Spencer Road between Mexico and Willott roads. “We’re nearing completion on a new Windsor inventory home,” reports sales manager Kim Valerio. The detached home, priced at $242,000, has a three-car garage, hardwood floors, 9-foot ceilings, crown molding, luxury master bath. “We also are breaking ground on a threebedroom Nottingham attached villa, with two-car garage, hardwood floors luxury bath, many more upgrades.” The Nottingham is priced at $240,000. “We are at final closeout phase at Penny Lane with two detached villa homesites that will accommodate a three-car garage, one homesite that will take a two-car garage, and there are two free-standing homesites.” At The Charleston at Heritage condominiums Griffey has two third-floor units with vaulted ceilings priced at $139,900 and one remaining garage left to purchase for an additional $15,000. “Our inventory home at Fieldstone Farms in O’Fallon is also nearing completion,” Free homeowner fees, extra parking at Valerio said. Bridgewater’s Mill Crossing The Bradford III 1.5-story has four bedOnly two luxury condominiums remain rooms, loft, Jack and Jill bath, additional at Mill Crossing in Creve Coeur and now second-floor bath, luxury suite, espresso through May 31 buyers who purchase a cabinets, granite counter tops, stainless applinew condo can choose from either one year ances, a three-car garage and brick and stone of paid Homeowner’s Association fees or front elevation. It is priced at $418,900. a second underground parking space with For information call 936-1923 or email storage. Conditions apply. Mill Crossing, offered by Bridgewater See PRIME, page 44


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Ridgepointe at Lake Saint Louis by The Kemp Homes Co.

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kim@griffeyhomes.com. Visit griffeyhomes.com. Free options extended at Thomas & Suit’s Wyndgate Forest There’s no better place to be in spring and summer than Thomas & Suit’s Wyndgate Forest with its wooded surroundings, pool, sports courts, walking trails and more. Now, you can move into this neighborhood in the prime summertime months with Thomas & Suit’s elegant 2,700-square-foot Sycamore ranch home, scheduled for July completion. This new home has a brick and stone exterior with three-car garage, three bedrooms, a study and 2.5 baths. The open feeling is accentuated by 11-foot ceilings throughout the great room, dining room, foyer, kitchen, breakfast room and hearth room. The stateof-the-art kitchen has stainless-steel appliances, granite countertops, large island and 42-inch staggered dark maple cabinets with crown molding. Topping it all off is a fireplace in the great room and covered porch. The price will be in the mid-$400’s. April is the last chance for buyers to take advantage of Thomas & Suit’s free Ultimate Building Package of popular options. The offer ends April 30. Prices in Wyndgate Forest start in the mid-$300’s. Take Hwy. 40 to south on Hwy. N, 1.5 miles to left on Wyndgate Ridge Drive and right on Paul Renaud Boulevard. Call 561-2120 or visit tshomes.net.

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Savings up to $50K at several McKelvey locations “Our market homes are very popular and sell almost as fast as we can build them,” opines Jim Brennan, president of McKelvey Homes. “We know that many families want to move into a new home during the prime spring and summer months, so we have a great array of homes, and our prices have never been better, with savings from $8,000 all the way up to $50,000.” Among the market homes now available is the Muirfield 1.5-story, now ready for move in on lot 41 at the Estates at Bel-

lemeade, located near Mid Rivers Mall Drive and Mexico Road in the heart of St. Peters. With 3,717 square feet, this spacious home has four bedrooms, 3.5 baths, a hearth room with a vent-free gas fireplace, a convenient upper-level bonus room and a three-car garage. It’s priced at $349,624, reflecting a savings of $32,506. In addition, McKelvey has a Muirfield model available on Lot 88 of its masterplanned Magnolia community, with a great location off Bryan Road convenient to both Hwy. 40 and I-70. Price of this Muirfield, with a distinctive, Craftsman-style front elevation on a landscaped walkout site with a great view, is $399,068, including savings of $29,348. Visit mckelveyhomes. com for details and directions. Free golf membership at Kemp’s Ridgepointe in Lake Saint Louis The Kemp Homes Co. has cut the grandopening ribbon on two new leisure lifestyle communities at Ridgepointe in Lake Saint Louis, offering estate homes from the $220’s and freestanding villa homes from the $190’s. And now through May 31, homebuyers not only enjoy grand opening pricing, they also get a free golf membership at Lake Forest Country Club. See the Ridgepointe sales manager for details. Located in separate sections, the estate homes and the detached villas of Ridgepointe are unique in that owners have all the benefits of a single-family home without the yard chores. The ranch, 1.5-story and two-story plans have brick and stone elevations and, inside, upscale touches like optional brick and stone hearth mantels and surrounds. Granite counter tops are standard, along with a long list of sought-after features. This is no “55-plus” community, so families are welcome. Kemp Homes also builds custom homes in Town & Country, Creve Coeur, Ladue and Olivette. The display is open Friday-Monday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. or by appointment. Call 8873590. Ridgepointe is located just off the newly opened South Henke Road. Details at kemphomes.com.


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