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Immigration Sophistry Most laws are meant to stop people from doing something and to penalize those who disregard those laws. More generally, laws are meant to protect the society from the lawbreakers. But our immigration laws are different. Here the whole focus is on the “plight” of those who have broken the laws, and on what can be done to lift the stigma and ease the pressures they feel, so that they can “come out of the shadows” and “normalize” their lives. Merely using the word “illegal” to describe their breaking the law is considered to be a sign of mean-spiritedness, if not racism. The Associated Press refuses to let its reporters refer to people who sneaked across the border into this country, in violation of American immigration laws, as “illegal immigrants.” On the other hand, if an ordinary American citizen breaks a law, no one cares if he has to live in fear for years – in the shadows, as it were – worrying that his illegal act will be discovered and punished. No one bothers to come up with euphemisms to keep from calling what he did illegal. No cities announce that they will provide “sanctuary,” so that American shoplifters, or even jaywalkers, will be protected from the law. But, in some places, illegal immigrants are treated almost as if they were in a witness protection program. What is even more remarkable about this special treatment is that you are not supposed to think about it as special treatment. When a new immigration law is proposed that simply overlooks violations of the old law, that is not supposed to be called “amnesty” – even though the word “amnesty” has the same root as “amnesia.” It is all about forgetting. Why is it not supposed to be called “amnesty”? Because illegal immigrants must “earn” their citizenship. But if an ordinary American citizen gets a traffic ticket, the law is not going to just forget about it, no matter what good deeds he does afterward. People who come here perfectly legally have to earn their citizenship. Why is earning citizenship some special reason for ignoring the illegality of others? Impressive feats of sophistry have become the norm in discussions of illegal immigration. For example, we are told that there is no

way that the government can find all the people who are in the country illegally and deport them. Does anyone imagine that the government can find all the embezzlers, drunk drivers or bank robbers in the country? And does anyone think that this is a reason why the government should stop trying to enforce laws against embezzlement, drunk driving or bank robbery? Or let embezzlers, drunk drivers and bank robbers come out of the shadows and normalize their lives? Even if the government does not lift a finger to find illegal immigrants, many will come to the attention of law enforcement officials because of their violations of other laws. But, even then, there is no assurance that they will be deported – and certainly not in sanctuary cities. Why are there immigration laws in the first place? For the benefit of the American people – not for the benefit of people in other countries who want to come here. But political and media elites treat the American people as if they are the problem – a problem to be circumvented with sophistry and pious promises about border security that have not been kept in all these years since the last amnesty, decades ago. Making an irreversible decision to add millions of people – and their dissimilar cultures – permanently to the American body politic is something that should take months of careful examination and discussion, both inside and outside of Congress. But it is likely to get less time than you would take to decide whether to buy a house, or perhaps even a car. What should American immigration policy be? It doesn’t matter what any of us think that policy should be if the borders are not secure, because whoever wants to come across that border will come across anyway, in defiance of whatever the policy might be. If legal benefits are conferred on illegal immigrants before the border is secured, we may as well give up any pretense that we have an immigration policy, because benefits conferred are never going to be taken back, no matter how porous the border remains. © 2013 Creators.com

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letters to the editor Take a similar approach to Medicare. The current cost per person is $10,400. Above $113,700 collect 10 percent of that increTo the Editor: mentally until you pay the full premium if As a former university lecturer on the you earn more than twice the $113,700. Use subject of the U.S. Constitution, President current Social Security limits and Medicare Obama, you know the federal Constitu- premium costs to adjust for inflation. tion is fundamental law which cannot be By doing this we remove politicians as changed by legislation. the “middle man” collecting income, corYou also know that the amendments to the porate and capital gain taxes to be “filtered” Constitution cannot be changed by legisla- through Congress as they are converted to tion because they are also fundamental law. benefits paid out. You know through your studies, the Combining this with tax reform that closes Second Amendment was not written to loopholes in exchange for lower income tax protect hunting rights. Nor was it written and corporate tax rates would stabilize our to allow citizens to protect themselves budget and drive economic growth. We are from criminal attack. competing globally as never before. The Second Amendment was written It is time we demand politicians place as a means by which citizens (and states) the interests of all Americans ahead of their could protect themselves from the federal own and declare America is open for busigovernment taking from them what does ness on a solid foundation for the future. not belong to the federal government. Mark Kohring If the Federal Executive is intent on proBallwin posing changes to the Second Amendment, it may not be done by legislation. However, there is a process for making changes to the Violating state law Constitution which is described in Article To the Editor: 5 of the Constitution. Recently, I’ve read several news reports To make a change to the Constitution about the potential mishandling of personal (or a previously enacted amendment) all documents by the Missouri Department of you need is a “Yes” vote from two-thirds Revenue. It appears that the DOR is vioof the members of the U.S. House of Rep- lating state law and sharing private data resentatives, two-thirds of the members with an out-of-state vendor. These stories of the U.S. Senate, and a “Yes” vote from immediately made me think of my most three-quarters of the state legislatures and recent experience renewing my license. you can have it your way. Until then, the In late February of this year, I went Constitution stands as fundamental law. through the proper process to obtain my Lee A. Presser license. I pulled together my necessary Manchester information and was told I needed to bring a valid form of ID with me to the Department of Motor Vehicles. This did not conSupporting the safety net cern me, as I’m always proactive in fending To the Editor: off identity theft and presumed that the ID President Obama and the Democrats con- would be so that the agent could verify that tinue to insist that raising income and capital I am who I say I am. gains taxes on the wealthy will solve the When I arrived at the DMV, the agent financial strain of our entitlement system. But requested my paperwork and a form of ID, this approach allows many fingers in the tax so I handed him my papers and my passport. revenue before it is distributed as benefits. The agent told me nothing about the process, Why not reconsider the approach some nor was I given any information to review. call “means testing” as a way of attacking Instead, the agent simply looked over the the problem directly? Since Social Security paperwork and slid my passport into a small and Medicare were designed as safety nets device that appeared to be a portable printer/ for the middle and working class, why are copier. Again, I made the assumption that this we providing benefits to those who retire was for the purpose of the agent verifying with a very healthy income stream? This my identity. At no time was I informed that amounts to billions annually. the process was, in fact, a scan of my data – The current Social Security maximum for nor was I told that this data would leave the taxable income is $113,700. For those who building. Had that information been shared earn that much in retirement, what if we start with me, I would have objected. there and reduce the Social Security benefit In the past, when I have renewed my by 10 percent incrementally until the benefit license, I’ve received a new plastic card. is reduced to $0 at twice the $113,700? This time, I was handed a sheet of paper

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with the license info printed on it, and was told that I would receive the actual card in three to four weeks. Surprised, I asked about the reason for this change. I was told – somewhat ambiguously – that there had been some “security issues” at some license offices, so the cards were now created in a centralized location for better security. This made a certain amount of sense, but at no time was I informed that my personal data was being transmitted outside of the DOR. In retrospect, I now see that the information I was given was incorrect (and in some cases partially withheld) during the renewal process. This experience raises serious red flags for me. I am always diligent about protecting my personal data, in order to prevent identity theft – but how can I do so when a state agency refuses to be forthcoming about its uses of data? It’s time for the DOR to come clean about how they are using our data, where they are sending it, and why. Dave Evans O’Fallon

In favor of the Affordable Care Act To the Editor: For years, we had a health insurance market that was broken for small businesses. Because they had less bargaining power, small businesses paid an average of 18 percent more for the same health insurance plan offered to the bigger business down the street, and their premiums could skyrocket if a single employee got sick. That made it hard for many small business owners to keep offering coverage and grow their businesses. But because of the Affordable Care Act, Missouri’s small businesses and their employees are getting better choices, starting with new protections that limit the outrageous rate hikes many small business owners faced in the past. Insurance companies must now publicly justify every rate increase of 10 percent or more, which has led to a sharp decline in double-digit rate hikes. Starting in 2014, insurers will have to justify every proposed rate increase, even if it’s a 1-percent bump. Additional rules require insurers to spend at least 80 percent of small employer premium dollars on employees’ actual health benefits, instead of the insurer’s own administrative costs. These limits have already resulted in more than $1 billion being returned to small business owners and other consumers. And the law has also begun to slow rising costs across the system by reducing waste and fraud and promoting higher quality care

that emphasizes coordination and prevention. These changes in care delivery have contributed to the slowest sustained national health spending growth in 50 years. Small businesses are also seeing savings thanks to new tax credits available to help them cover their employees. Many small businesses with 25 or fewer employees have already received a tax credit of up to 35 percent of their health insurance costs. And beginning in 2014, this tax credit will go up to 50 percent. Vintage Vinyl of University City, used the tax credit last year. Co-owner Lew Prince commented, “We were credited with nearly a third of what we paid out in premiums for the employees. It came in handy as we had a couple of illnesses last year and the credit just about covered the 30 percent increase I got hit with this year. Also, I got more coverage for less money last year because of health care reform” Small businesses are the backbone of our communities. And, in an economy where small businesses create two-thirds of jobs, owners and employees deserve a health insurance market with fairer prices, better choices, and greater certainty. Thanks to the Affordable Care Act, that market is on its way. Beginning in 2014, Missouri’s small business owners will have access to a new Health Insurance Marketplace – which opens for enrollment on Oct. 1 – that will allow them to make side-by-side comparisons to find a plan that fits their budget and that’s right for their businesses and employees. Each Marketplace will operate a Small Business Health Options Program, or SHOP, focused just on small businesses. And while many small business owners have questions about the employer responsibility provision, it is important to note that businesses with fewer than 50 employees – that’s 96 percent of small businesses – are not required to purchase insurance. Of the remaining 4 percent of small businesses with more than 50 employees, most already provide insurance. So the number of businesses that will have to begin offering employee health insurance or pay a penalty is very small. No business owner wants to drop coverage for their employees. For many, their employees are like a family. For others, offering health insurance is critical to attracting the kind of workers they need to succeed. By making the health insurance market work better for Missouri’s small businesses, the law is letting them focus on what they do best: delivering great products and services, creating jobs, and growing our economy. Patricia Brown-Dixon U.S. Small Business Association


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The Bigger Picture Most days, Boston seems very far away and chances are pretty good that you left for work or school on Monday, April 15 without realizing that the Boston Marathon was being run that day. But at 2:50 p.m., Boston seemed very close – frighteningly close as bombs erupted near the race’s finish line. From coast to coast America felt the shock wave. Americans had been harmed on American soil in what could only be described as an act of terrorism. Domestic? Foreign? Who knew? Nonetheless, the act was planned to induce fear, to terrorize and harm. Across the country, people wondered “why?” What point was made in the senseless taking of three people’s lives? What message was delivered by injuring so many? In the immediate aftermath of the bombing, no one claimed responsibility. Reporters and analysts tried to make a connection to the issue of gun control, or tax day, or Patriot’s Day. But all of those connections were merely speculation. The only thing that could be stated with any degree of certainty is that the bombers were cowards and that the people of Boston were not. Immediately, Bostonians responded the way Americans always do in times of hardship – they rushed to help. First responders converged on the chaos quickly, moving those who were unharmed away from the scene and tending to those in need. But in wasn’t just the men and women in uniform who we expect to rush in and bravely come to the aid of others, ordinary citizens also answered the call. In the wake of the bombing, Bostonians opened their homes to runners and visitors that could not get back to their locked-down hotels. Strangers stopped on the street to offer comfort to one another. Some shared food, others helped runners retrieve their belongings. Jim Hoben, the owner of El Pelon Taqueria in Boston, offered pay-what-you-can service at his restaurant and told his employees they could go home if they wanted to. Instead, everyone stayed and some employees who were not scheduled came in to work. Hoben’s daughter, age 11, was also at the restaurant because of spring break. In an interview with National Public Radio, Hoben said “Her first inclination was to write little notes on bags to tell people everything is going to be OK. So

I think that this motivated us to just continue on and do what we could and not think about the big picture.” But caring for one another is the big picture. As the investigation continued, more shockwaves hit America. On Wednesday evening, April 17, a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, exploded. Immediately questions were raised. Was it another act of terror or an industrial accident? But even as investigators sought answers, the residents of West and nearby Waco, Texas, turned to the bigger picture. Friends, neighbors and family had died or been injured in the blast. In a small town, everyone suffers the loss. Once again, people rushed in to help. On CNN’s “AC360°,” paramedic Bryce Reed explained that emergency workers in West are all volunteers. They also are heroes. “People who didn’t have to go to that blast, went to that blast,” Reed said. “People who could have stayed at home, they didn’t have to go. They were all volunteers.” Some of those volunteers didn’t survive. At presstime, the death toll was climbing, hundreds of people were reported injured and numerous homes had been destroyed. Investigators were still searching for answers. But the people of West, Texas, were doing what Americans do – taking care of those who were injured and homeless, comforting one another and cramming into churches to pray. Locally, we may feel isolated and insulated from last week’s tragic events, but we, too, are part of the bigger picture. We can, of course, support organizations such as the American Red Cross, but we can also take smaller steps – we can pray, we can perform random acts of kindness, we can agree to disagree but still work together in the best interest of America. By presstime, one of the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings, 26-yearold Tamerlan Tsarnaev was dead and police were seeking his brother, 19-yearold Dzhokhar A. Tsarnaev. Identifying the men behind the bombings may not explain their motives. Perhaps they thought their act of terror could shatter the resolve of America. If so, they failed to understand the American people. They failed to see the big picture.

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Trash services public hearing City staff and the Horticulture, Environment and Beautification Committee are hosting two public meetings to discuss the city’s current trash and recycling contract and options for the upcoming bid for a new fiveyear contract beginning on July 1, 2014. Hearings dates are Tuesday, May 7 and Wednesday, May 22. Both meetings will begin at 7 p.m. A brief presentation on current service levels, market trends and associated costs will be followed by questions and comments from the public. Questions may be directed to Jim Heines, director of public works, by calling (314) 872-2538. Firefighters from Metro West, West County EMS & Fire Protection and Monarch Fire Protection District participate in a water tanker shuttle while fighting a home fire in Wildwood.

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Sporting goods store seeks conditional use permit Ellisville may be getting a new sporting goods store, depending on how the City Council votes at its May 1 meeting.

If approved the store will sit on Manchester Road on the site of the former Gingham’s restaurant and would specialize in hunting equipment. James LoPorto, the man seeking to establish the store, said that it made sense to set up his hunting store in Ellisville. “I have some friends that live out here and anytime they need something … it’s an hour round-trip to get anything sporting goods related,” LoPorto said. Thirty-five percent of the store’s inventory will be dedicated to firearms, but only ones that have a use for hunting. LoPorto said he won’t carry any assault rifles or other guns that don’t have a purpose for hunting game. “I am going after a sporting goods store; my focus is not going to be on tactical weapons,” said LoPorto. “I feel that’s a fad.” Selling guns requires a special permit, and the Council will be vote on that issue on May 1. Ellisville residents in attendance at the April 17 Council meeting were mostly in favor of the store. Only a few hands were raised when the Council called for any opposition to the sporting goods store. “I’m supporting any new business that comes in,” said Ellisville resident Harlan Johnson. “We’ve got to many vacant buildings here as it is.”

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Supporting Circle Of Concern On April 15, the Ballwin Police Department and Ballwin Target store presented a check for $1,237 to Circle Of Concern Executive Director Chris Pallozola. The money was raised during a community shred event on April 6. This was the second year for this effort, which also collected 484 individual food items for Circle Of Concern. More than 7,300 pounds of documents were securely shredded for area residents. Circle Of Concern feeds the hungry and provides long-term and emergency assistance to lowincome families living in western St. Louis County.

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that I could say right now,” Murray said as she stood behind the dais. Then Murray spent nearly 10 minutes chastising those in attendance for their behavior toward her and the other councilmembers. “The things that are said do not only affect us,” Murray said. “We have families. The things that have been said have been wholly inappropriate. These people do not deserve the kind of comments that have been leveled at them, nor do I.” During her speech, Murray told the audience to run for a seat on the Council instead of levying criticisms, and that those serving in office deserve more respect than Ellisville’s newly elected councilmembers are (from left): Mick Cahill (District 2), Cindy Pool she has received. (District 3) and Gary Voss (District 1). (West Newsmagazine photo) “I love this city,” Murray said. Then she added with equal conviction, “I cannot express with any deeper emotion how By DAN FOX flowers as a farewell gift. Residents attending the April 17 EllisThe three were also given a chance to much I want to move.” The public comments were also full of ville City Council meeting were blasted give a farewell speech. Pieper declined, with strong words and heated emotions and merely went down the dais shaking bold statements. Several people asked for throughout the course of the evening. his fellow councilmembers’ hands. Anglin special elections to find a new mayor, and The meeting began with the acknowl- spoke briefly, thanking those gathered and some voiced their continued support for edgement of service for the three outgoing saying “it’s been an experience,” which former Mayor Adam Paul. Paul rose to speak as well and announced councilmembers, Michelle Murray (Dis- brought laughter from the crowd. trict 3), Troy Pieper (District 2) and Dawn When it came to Murray, the meeting that he has filed a lawsuit against City Attorney Paul Martin, Pirrello, City Manager Kevin Anglin (District 1). All three accepted abruptly shifted tones. “I made a promise to my sister, to my Bookout and resident Kathryn (Katie) James. plaques from Mayor Pro-Tem Matt Pirrello. Councilmember Linda Reel (District family, I would leave with grace and dig- The lawsuit, which is against those four in 2) brought each of them a bouquet of pink nity, and not express some of the things their individual capacities, claims that those

mentioned are guilty of defamation of Paul’s character, among other charges. Should Paul win his suit and be awarded a financial settlement, each of these individuals, and not the city, would have to provide payment. “I never wanted to get to this point,” Paul said. “The damage has been done to me and my family.” Paul also filed a lawsuit for his reinstatement as mayor and claimed that the precedings that led to his impeachment would not hold up in front of a judge. “I’m here to say you damaged my life, my livelihood and my reputation,” Paul said to those seated at the dais. “I’m looking forward to a real day in court.” Pirrello said that he was not surprised by these lawsuits since Paul’s attorney, Chet Pleban, has long been promising follow-up legal action to Paul’s impeachment hearing. Three new councilmembers, Cindy Pool (District 3), Mick Cahill (District 2) and Gary Voss (District 1) were sworn in to office at the meeting as well, and took their seats to work on the night’s agenda, including a resolution accepting past ordinances, resolutions and budgets of past Boards/Councils. Had the Council voted against the resolution, the door could have been opened to See ELLISVILLE, page 14

First meeting of Monarch FPD Board suggests change may not be easy By JIM ERICKSON For anyone wondering if the end of the director election battle earlier this month meant the end of contentious meetings for the Monarch Fire Protection District Board, the April 17 session provided an answer: not yet. The main items of business were the swearing in of Jane Cunningham and the Board’s election of officers. Those events occurred without incident, but the atmosphere quickly heated up thereafter. In comments after she was sworn in, Cunningham said the occasion was “not just a ceremony, but a celebration” of government “of the people, by the people and for the people.” During the subsequent citizen comment period, Rick Gans, a former Monarch director, accused the firefighters union of trying to control the Board and intimidating the local’s own membership. Gans, who withdrew his candidacy from this year’s race and backed Cunningham, also targeted Steve Swyers, who defeated Gans in the 2011 director election. He accused Swyers of voting for a tax increase two years ago after campaigning that he would not raise those rates and supporting

the move to oust four senior officers. The dismissals came in the wake of a discrimination lawsuit the district lost but Gans said they were “at the behest of the union” who wanted other officers “the union could control.” Gans also linked Swyers to the hiring of Tom Vineyard as chief, saying Vineyard’s qualifications didn’t measure up to requirements the Board earlier had established for that position. Vineyard was in the meeting but did not respond to Gans’ comments. However, Swyers later did. “The derogatory comments about Chief Vineyard in a public meeting were in extremely poor taste,” he observed. He added that the chief’s expertise and leadership abilities have been clearly recognized by his peers who selected him to head the Greater St. Louis Area Fire Chiefs Association. As for criticisms aimed at him, Swyers noted that while he originally supported the tax increase, the levy hike never happened because he later voted with other directors to rescind it after reviewing financial information he received too late to analyze before the first vote.

An accounting firm executive, Swyers said, “It’s absurd to describe me as being under the union’s control. My fellow directors and I aren’t the ones out there on the fire trucks and medical emergency vehicles. But we darn well better be able to work effectively with our employees – the ones who are out there getting the job done every day for our citizens.” Swyers cited recent downward trends in sick leave hours, workers’ compensation and overtime expenditures, as well as the reduced number of vacation days and the more years of service required to earn them as indicators of an improved working relationship in addressing problem areas. With Cunningham sworn in, the Board reorganization went quickly. The new director nominated Harris as president and there was no opposition. Cunningham was elected secretary and Swyers was chosen treasurer. Another topic of discord arose when Harris asked Vineyard to issue a request for proposals from legal firms interested in providing services to the district. The hiring of Charles Billings of the Bruntrager & Billings law firm was one Harris opposed two years ago.

Robin Harris of the Monarch Fire Protection District Board, administers the oath of office to Jane Cunningham. (West Newsmagazine photo)

This time, Swyers objected, saying Monarch’s legal costs have declined since Billings has been on board and that making any change now is ill-advised due to the status of a lawsuit filed against the district by the fired officers. The case is scheduled for trial starting Sept. 9. Harris countered that legal expenses are down because the overall litigation load is less, and he and Cunningham voted for seeking new proposals.


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Help Wanted: Rockwood begins its search for superintendent By CAROL ENRIGHT It was a done deal long before it was formally announced. The Rockwood School Board accepted the resignation of Dr. Bruce Borchers at its meeting on April 18, three days after Oak Ridge Schools, in Oak Ridge, Tenn., approved his contract to be the district’s next superintendent. Borchers’ last day at Rockwood is June 7. Although Borchers was not at the meeting, Board President Bill Brown thanked him for his three years of service and commented on the importance of selecting his successor. The Board invited Dr. Don Senti, executive director of the Cooperating School Districts of Greater St. Louis (CSD), to make some recommendations about selecting a new superintendent. Senti served as superintendent of both the Parkway and Clayton school districts, and was interim superintendent at Parkway in 2010. Senti made it clear that the CSD does not conduct superintendent searches, but he was there “to offer some advice and some alternatives.” His first recommendation was to hire an interim superintendent. “That’s something you need to do right away,” said Senti. He was emphatic that it be someone who is not seeking a permanent position, as this could cause complications should the Board identify a better candidate during its search. Senti also advised the Board to hire a search firm. “A lot of people don’t understand why you need a search firm to hire a superintendent,” he said. Then he offered the Board his reason for doing just that: “Your best candidate probably isn’t looking for a job.”

Search firms “are pretty skilled at working with the public and the staff in determining the type of leader you want,” said Senti. He added that “conducting public and staff surveys during this part of this process can be very valuable, particularly at this time, I would think, in Rockwood.” Senti described three types of searches for the Board to consider. The first is an open search, in which the candidates are made known from the start and the staff and the public are involved in every step of the process. But Senti cautioned that “many candidates, especially local or regional candidates, are not going to risk their relationship with the local community” just to make that first application for the job. The second type of search is closed. Candidates’ names are not made public. Staff and the public can interview candidates only after signing confidentiality agreements. “This attracts of wide range of candidates, especially those that were not looking for a job in the first place,” said Senti. Senti recommended that the Board conduct a search that is a hybrid of the first two. “Initially, it will be confidential, but toward the end, your finalists will be announced,” Senti explained. At that point, the public and staff can be involved. Senti estimated that hiring a search firm would cost $10,000 to $20,000. But he reiterated that the most desirable candidates are not looking for a job – and search firms have the networks to find them. He suggested the Board begin interviewing search firms immediately, with the goal of hiring a firm by September. This would allow the Board to have a new superintendent selected by the start of 2014.`

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“I am fine with moving forward with getting a special election done,” Pirrello said during the meeting. “We have to do that regardless.” Pirrello was referring to wording in the city charter regarding filling a vacancy for the position of mayor, which reads: “Whenever, for any cause, a vacancy shall occur in the office of mayor, the vacancy shall be filled by the Council by a majority vote of all its remaining members for a period running to the next regularly scheduled Council election unless such period exceeds one year. In the latter case, the Council shall make arrangements for a special election to fill such vacancy for the remainder of the unexpired term.” Paul had just completed the first year of a four-year term when he was removed from office.

overturning the previous Council’s decisions on the tax increment financing and conditional use permit for the Walmart development. However, the Council voted unanimously to accept the resolution and in so doing accept all of the previous Council’s ordinances, resolutions and budgets. After a short discussion, the Council also agreed to hold special elections in order to find a new mayor for Ellisville and to keep Pirrello on as mayor pro-tem in the interim. Information on how to conduct special elections is being sought and will be available at the Council meeting on May 1. Pirrello said he also hopes the Council will be able to name an exact date for the election at that meeting.


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Bundle of Joy: Des Peres couple ready to bring identical triplets home By SARAH WILSON More than a month after triplets Sonja, Sylvia and Scarlett Partridge came into the world, they are finally close to going home to their house of what will be seven in Des Peres. The babies have been at the hospital since they were born on March 19, but at West Newsmagazine presstime, their proud parents, Laura and Brad, said the babies would hopefully be coming home soon and the couple is “bracing” for that day. All the babies have had their feeding tubes removed, and Laura said they have been doing “so well taking all their feeds by mouth.” In addition to the triplets, the Partridges have a 3-year-old son and a 17-month-old daughter, but they have only been able to see their baby sisters once on Easter due to the cold and flu season. “We’re just looking forward to getting the whole family back together again and doing the best we can for their arrival,” Brad said. “We’ve got lots of help lined up. We’re still struggling how to wrap our heads around how to juggle it all, but we’ll find a way somehow.” The couple was expecting to just have a third child, but they got the shock of a lifetime when they heard there were three babies on the way – without the help of any fertility interventions. “I was at my doctor for a routine, eightweek ultrasound thinking I would see a heartbeat,” Laura said. “When I was told there were three, I couldn’t believe it.” She then called Brad, who was at work, to break the news. “I was shaking with shock, to be completely honest,” Brad said. “The only multiples on either side were my grandmother’s sisters who were twins.”

At nearly 33-weeks gestation, and after Laura spent three weeks in the hospital on bed rest, the Partridges welcomed their baby girls at Mercy Hospital in Creve Coeur. “They are all doing very well,” Brad said. “They are our one in 200 million babies.” Estimates vary on the instances of identical triplets from between one in 60,000 to one in 200 million. Without knowing the exact odds, doctors still say it is rare. Telling identical babies apart though, might prove to be a challenge. “At this point, I can still tell by their faces because our smallest, Scarlett, her face is still a little bit thinner and more petite,” Laura said. “Sonja, who has the biggest face, is a little fuller. But I’m going to guess in a couple of weeks – when everyone is at the exact same weight, once they’re bundled up in blankets and have their hats on and their eyes closed – it’s going to be like looking at the same baby times three.” Brad said Laura often sends him a picture from the NICU while he’s at work and says “guess who.” “And I don’t think I’ve gotten one right yet,” Brad said. “We know it’s just going to take some extra coordination and focus to make sure we don’t get them mixed up, but they’ll eventually be developing their own little quarks and personalities to tell them apart.” Right now, the couple said they are just blessed that the babies are here and healthy. “They’ve certainly had a long, pretty risky road to get to where they are and just beat the odds from the beginning. We’re just so proud of them, and I’m proud of Laura for all she did to carry them and bring them into this world,” Brad said. “We’re just excited and ready to start this great new adventure with them.”


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Manchester hires special counsel, accused of bullying tactics By SARAH WILSON In response to a recent Manchester Police Department request for collective bargaining representation, the Manchester Board of Aldermen on April 15 unanimously approved emergency legislation to retain an attorney to represent the city. The ordinance appoints Attorney Robert Stewart, of the law firm Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., as special counsel for the city. Andrew Hixson, Manchester city attorney, said the Board decided to bring in special counsel “to make sure everything was done fairly and legally with the Fraternal Order of Police.” “This is entirely up to the police department,” Hixson said. “We just want to treat every employee fairly and equally.” Greg Kloeppel, chief legal counsel for the Fraternal Order of Police, Lodge 15, said he thinks “it was a good move by the city to have someone who has some knowledge in the law to assess this.” He sent the city a letter requesting voluntary recognition for FOP Lodge 15 as the exclusive bargaining representative and said about 58 percent of the city’s police officers and sergeants signed a representation interest card in March indicating support for collective bargaining, including bargaining with regard to wages, hours and working conditions. “Under Missouri law, public sector employees have an obligation to negotiate with union representation chosen by employees,” Kloeppel said. He cited the Supreme Court of Missouri case FOP Lodge 15 v. the cities of Chesterfield and University City, which calls for a section in the Missouri Constitution that “inherently imposes a duty on each city to bargain collectively with the exclusive bargaining representative elected by its police officers and sergeants with a goal of reaching an agreement.” In the midst of the city’s action, Kevin Ahlbrand, president of the Missouri Fraternal Order of Police, accused the city and police department of “bullying” employees. The accusations suggest that command staff took individual officers aside and tried to get them to rescind the representation cards they signed in support of collective bargaining. Ahlbrand also said officers were told that the city was in negotiations with St. Louis County to take over police services and that they would not have jobs. “This is a problem we’ve seen throughout the state,” Ahlbrand said. “Collective bargaining is relatively new to the state of Missouri, and most cities are ignorant of how it actually works. They’re afraid of it. They think it’s a big union tactic to take over things, but collective bargaining actu-

ally works as well for cities as it does for employees.” Hixson said he has “no idea” where talk of bullying came up but said that he “can guarantee there’s been no bullying from management.” Alderman Paul Hamill (Ward 1) also said he was not aware of any alleged bullying. For his part, Kloeppel congratulated the city at its Board meeting on the appointment of special counsel and said he thinks it is good to have an individual who has knowledge in the area of law, who knows

the process in the area of the law and who will move the process forward. “That’s the main goal of the collective bargaining agreement. (It) is when city employees have a voice in their workplace and basically have a seat at the table to express their working conditions and hopefully work out an agreement in a collective bargaining contract as the Supreme Court has stated the employees have a right to,” Kloeppel said. “A lot of departments have various issues that they believe may or may not be addressed through informal matters

with the department itself, and sometimes it just makes it a lot easier for both sides to have an agreement in place to let officers know what’s expected of them and the city knows the obligations they have. The whole issue is that they have a constitutional right to do it.” Ahlbrand said FOP Lodge 15, Missouri State FOP and the National FOP “will take whatever steps necessary to ensure that the brave men and women of the Manchester Police Department will be able to choose their representative.”


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Students at Crestview Middle are rallying support for women in the Democratic Republic of Congo with the second annual Run for the Congo event. Students in the Crestview Service Learning Club are organizing the 5k walk/run. The goal is to support and raise awareness for women who have survived the Congo Civil War, according to Crestview student Vinai Kumar. “A lot of women, their husbands were killed,” Kumar said. “Basically they’re alone and have to fend for themselves and their children.” Money raised by the event will go to Women for Women International, which puts the money toward training women in different categories of business as well as educational courses on health and human rights.

“I think that all people on the earth should get equal rights,” said Crestview student Jon Zink. “I think we are just educating everyone about how not everyone has rights like we do, and I hope that more people will kind of get in the action about that.” The Run for the Congo starts at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at Crestview Middle. The fee to participate is $20. Register at bigriverrunning.com or visit crestviewmsrunforcongo.webs.com.

Advisor of the Year Julie Dwyer, technology teacher at Pond Elementary and advisor for the Fuel Up to Play 60 program, recently was named Advisor of the Year for Missouri. 
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Leader in fitness The St. Louis Rams and CHARACTERplus, an initiative of the Cooperating School Districts, have named Woerther Elementary a 2013 Character Fitness Model School. Woerther is one of three area schools selected for the recognition as a result of its effective character fitness program. Character fitness combines health and nutrition efforts, Teachers Amy Gentry and Carol Earley celebrate character development and Woerther’s Character Fitness Model School award physical exercise. Schools that with students. have achieved a mastery rating in those categories are recognized with the honor of being named a Model School. Principal Jane Levy attributed the school’s success with character fitness to physical education teachers Carol Earley and Amy Gentry. “Carol and Amy are outstanding role models who have a positive impact on all of the students, staff and parents at Woerther,” Levy said. “Their leadership and dedication have helped us establish a culture of character fitness.” 
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Rockwood Teachers of the Year Jamie Manker, a social studies teacher at Rockwood Summit High, was named the 2013 Rockwood School District Teacher of the Year. “My students are my reward and my reason for success,” Manker said. “I am an outstanding teacher not because of what kids see me do while lecturing in front of them but because of what kids are able to do while I stand beside them.” Each year, all 30 Rockwood schools select an educator to represent their school as the teacher of the year. Then, the district recognizes the school-level teachers of the year. One of these individuals is then selected as the Rockwood Teacher of the Year and will go on to compete for the state title sponsored by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. The Rockwood teachers who were honored with the school-level, Teacher of the Year recognition were: Aron Blanke, Center for Creative Learning, Elementary School; Karen Schulz, Wildwood Middle, Middle School; and Jamie Manker, Rock-

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Parkway follows Rockwood lead in safe and sober messaging campaign BY CAROL ENRIGHT It’s prom season in West County, and the area’s two public school districts are trying to make staying safe and sober as much a part of the tradition as dressing up for photos by the Grand Basin in Forest Park or other local landmarks. For several years now, Rockwood’s Drug-Free Coalition has been promoting “PROMise to stay safe and sober” – a messaging campaign that is supported by local police via increased party patrols and alcohol checkpoints on prom nights. Now, Parkway is creating its own drug-free coalition. Ken McManus is the director of the new “Parkway Coalition for Community Health,” which hasn’t quite settled on a formal name, yet. Prior to coming to Parkway in February 2012, McManus worked with the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition. He said the Parkway coalition will be closely modeled after the Rockwood coalition in that they are both based on a national framework promoted by The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America. “Both Rockwood’s Drug-Free Coalition and ours are built upon the same set of structures and tool sets,” said McManus. “There’s probably a couple differences between the two, and one of those is that where Rockwood’s is a drug-free focus – we have that focus – but we are also committed to working on suicide-risk preventions.” Another difference is that Parkway is inviting a number of private high schools to join its coalition. “It’s really about our scope of reach and our footprint,” McManus explained. McManus said that while Rockwood has a number of private K-8 schools within its boundaries, the only private high school is Barat Academy. “In Parkway, we have either in our footprint – or just outside the edge – up to seven very prominent independent schools with

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Chesterfield gymnast to head to Junior Olympic Championships, April 30 By Warren Mayes Crestview Middle School’s Taylor Styer will miss some school but he has a good reason – he will be competing in the 2013 Junior Olympic Championships for men’s gymnastics. The eighth-grader who lives in Chesterfield will compete in the national tournament that begins April 30 and runs through May 5 in Portland, Ore. Styer won the Missouri Level 9 championship to qualify for the regional competition and finished high enough to earn a bid to attend the national meet. “Being new to the state of Missouri, I was very proud of myself,” Styer said. “I competed against all the Level 9 boys from the state of Missouri. My all-around score was the highest in my level.” His family moved last September to Missouri from Marlton, N.J. “It has been a very big change starting in a new middle school in eighth grade,” Styer said. The Missouri state championships were held in Wichita, Kan. Styer took first in the floor, rings, vault, parallel bar, high bar and all-around. He did not place in the pommel horse. He trains at the St. Louis Gym Centre in Webster Groves. Mike Filla, his coach, said Styer’s best events are rings and parallel bars. “On those two events he can swing as well as most of the gymnasts who are on the national team,” Filla said. “He is also very strong and can do the Iron Cross on rings. Most kids do not learn that skill until they are several years older than Taylor.” The regional event was held in Springfield, Mo. “At this competition, I competed against boys from six states,” Styer said. “This is where you have to qualify to get to nationals. That’s everyone’s goal. They only have an allotment of 25 spots. I was 18th in the region out of 66 boys.” Styer started in gymnastics when he was 2, in a toddler class in Hacketstown, N.J. “I was asked to be on a competitive team when I was 8 years old,” Styer said. “At that time, we were living in Columbus, Ohio.” He said he likes gymnastics because it is fun, yet challenging at the same time. “I love the feeling when I am flying through the air,” he said. “I also like competing against others, that’s when the training pays off.” Filla said, “Gymnastics is a year-round sport with no off-season. He noted that Styer recently became the Missouri state champion. “It is a testament to how hard he trains in the gym,” Filla said. “I enjoy the time I put into training. I am

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eager to learn and perfect new skills,” Styer said. “My coach not only trains me physically but helps me mentally prepare.” Filla is proud of what Styer has accomplished. “Taylor is a very talented gymnast,” Filla said. “He is one of the most talented athletes that I have ever worked with. Taylor is very easy to coach. He listens to corrections and makes the corrections on his next turn. He is always trying to improve his gymnastics and he wants to be great. That makes him easy to coach.” Now, athlete and coach will be going to the national meet. “It is extremely exciting for both of us,” Filla said. “It will give him a chance to showcase his talents on a national stage.” For one so young, Filla said what Styer is doing is impressive. “From gymnastics, Taylor has learned how to manage his time very well,” Filla said. “He has developed a tremendous amount of discipline and focus. Taylor has the potential to develop into a nationally competitive gymnast. “He dreams of becoming a national team member. If he continues to improve at the rate that he has over this past year he will be able to achieve that dream.” The Junior Nationals is the last competition of the season for Styer. However, there will be no time off after the met. “After the competition Taylor will get back to training and learning new skills to improve his routines for next season,” Filla said. “Taylor is also an exceptional student. He is a great teammate and part of one of the most outstanding teams that I have ever coached.”

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High school signings Principia basketball player Rachel Perea has signed with St. Louis Community College at Meramec. “I chose Meramec because it seems the logical next step in my academic and athletic career,” Perea said. “I know I am going to love the structure and support that

Whitfield faculty member and head girls soccer coach Jeff Cacciatore will be inducted into the St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame on Oct. 17. Cacciatore, now in his Cacciatore 23rd year at Whitfield, is being acknowledged for his successful playing career and contributions to the St. Louis soccer coaching community. Cacciatore played collegiate soccer at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

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24 I health I 

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beef (35 grams of protein), or ate a normalprotein breakfast of ready-to-eat cereal. All breakfasts were 350 calories and matched for dietary fat, fiber, sugar and energy density. Leidy had the participants complete questionnaires, provide blood samples and, prior to dinner, have a brain scan to track brain signals that control food motivation and eating behavior. The women who ate the high-protein breakfast experienced increased fullness and reductions in food cravings. They snacked less in the evening on foods high in fat and sugar compared to the women in the other groups. “Eating a protein-rich breakfast impacts the drive to eat later in the day, when people are more likely to consume high-fat or highsugar snacks,” Leidy said. “These data suggest that eating a protein-rich breakfast is one potential strategy to prevent overeating and improve diet quality by replacing unhealthy snacks with high-quality breakfast foods.” People who normally skip breakfast might think they will have trouble eating in the morning, but according to Leidy, it takes only about three days for the body to adjust to eating in the morning.

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26 I Bridal I 

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Bridal Expert advice for the bride and groom Planning a wedding requires a tremendous amount of time, energy and imagination. As they look forward to their special day, the bride and groom-to-be are faced with a multitude of decisions, many of which involve unfamiliar areas of expertise. Because a little professional advice can go a long way toward making the big day as magical as it should be, West Newsmagazine popped some wedding questions to several local experts. Here is what they had to say:

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Parkway, Rockwood offer free developmental screenings

By SHANNON F. IGNEY Preschool screening is one of the first steps of a child’s educational journey. More and more parents are having their children screened to identify areas of concern as well as obtain a true understanding of their child’s abilities. “So far this year, Parkway has screened over 1,000 future students,” said Jean Manning, director of the Parkway Early Childhood Development Center. Both the Parkway and Rockwood school districts offer developmental screening for preschool-aged children free of charge. “Because early intervention is so vital, parents who take advantage of screening may potentially be identifying an area of challenge that can be remediated sooner than not,” said Rockwood’s Early Childhood Education Director Michael Barla. Both school districts offer in-home screening services for children younger than age 3 as part of the Parents as Teachers (PAT) programs. Health screening sessions are performed by a registered nurse and include a review of the child’s overall health, a vision assessment and a hearing screening. A PAT educator provides play-based developmental milestone tests on a monthly basis to identify achievement of developmental markers. For children ages 3-5, educators conduct a more comprehensive developmental screening designed to pinpoint a child’s language and speech, motor, cognitive and conceptual development as well as vision and hearing tests. Rockwood assesses children using a method known as the “DIAL-4.” An early childhood educator conducts each screening in a one-on-one setting in four different screening stations, asking direct questions of a child and guiding the child through the

process, which takes about 90 minutes. The session includes vision and hearing screenings by a registered nurse and a personal conference to review screening results. Parkway’s screenings utilize a play-based method. Early childhood educators observe a child’s behavior and activity while he/she is engaged in games designed to utilize developmental markers. As an example, puzzles are indicators of problem-solving skills and spatial awareness, whereas rhyming is indicative of language comprehension. “Children are most comfortable in their natural environment,” Manning said. “By observing them during play, we are able to monitor speech and language, motor, cognitive and conceptual skills as well as social and emotional development.” Both districts offer a kindergarten readiness screening for 5-year-olds. Developmental screening programs identify children whose development may deserve closer observation or assessment. Results are not a diagnosis, said Cindy Lewis, director of screening programs at Rockwood, but “are simply indicators for further conversation and questions.” If serious concerns arise from a screening, a referral for in-depth testing can be made to the special education divisions within the districts, or in some cases, medical professionals. For more information, or to schedule a screening for your child in the Rockwood School District, visit rockwood.k12.mo.us/ ecc, or contact Cindy Lewis at 891-6217. For the Parkway School District, visit pkwy.k12.mo.us/ecc, or contact Jean Manning at (314) 415-6969.

Benefits of screenings The Child Health & Development Interactive System (CHADIS) identified many benefits in support of early childhood screening programs: • Regular screening helps assess if children are developing on schedule and helps identify issues early, even before some outward signs are present. • Early diagnosis and treatment of health, developmental, and behavioral issues is essential to successfully dealing with them. • Screening has proven to show very high identification rates in those children with mental health or developmental disabilities. • The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends routine standardized developmental and behavioral screening for all children.

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Every parent is concerned with getting their child off to a great start. Here are a few tips from the experts on doing just that. IQ boosters Sending children to quality preschools, engaging them interactive reading and supplementing their diets with fish oil are effective ways to boost their IQs, according to a recent study. John Protzko at New York University led a team of researchers who analyzed findings from the best available existing studies to determine what interventions are most effective in raising children’s intelligence and found that: • Sending a child to preschool raised his or her IQ by more than four points, and preschools that include a language development component were found to boost IQ by more than seven points. According to the researchers, the finding could be due to increased exposure to language or the result of the overall cognitive complexity of the preschool environment. • Teaching parents how to engage their children while reading with them raised children’s IQs by more than six points. Researchers surmised that interactive reading accelerates language development, which, in turn boosts IQ. • Supplementing pregnant women and newborns with long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids boosted children’s IQ by more than 3.5 points. The report, “How to Make a Young Child Smarter: Evidence from the Database of Raising Intelligence,” was published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. Watching what preschoolers watch The programs that preschool-aged children watch can influence whether they are aggressive or cooperative, according to a recent study, published in Pediatrics. Dimitri Christakis at Seattle Children’s Research Institute analyzed data provided by 565 parents who tracked what programs their 3-5-year-olds watched. Roughly half of the parents had their children view programming that the researchers had selected for its emphasis on being nice and exhibiting non-aggressive behavior. Six months and a year later, those children showed less aggression and better social behavior than the other children. To nap, or not to nap? How important is it for a preschooler to take a daily nap? A University of Massachusetts Amherst researcher plans to answer that question with a study designed show how napping affects preschoolers’ memory, behavior and emotions.

Toddlers with better language skills are better able to control their anger, according to a recent study.

Rebecca Spencer, a UMass Amherst neuroscientist who received a $2 million, five-year grant to research the topic, will lead a study involving nearly 500 children aged 3-5. Because pressure is mounting in some school districts to eliminate naps, the study is important, she said. “There’s a sense among some educators that kids have to ‘get over’ napping in preparation for kindergarten, but it could be misguided,” Spencer said. “There’s some evidence in young adults and in older children that naps are beneficial, so I suspect there is a benefit for younger children, too.” Spencer pointed out that 70 percent of 4and 5-year-olds in the U.S. attend preschool, which offers lifelong benefits in physical health, emotional stability and quality of life. If sleep enhances those benefits, educators need to know that, she said. Taming tantrums Occasional temper tantrums are common – even expected – among toddlers, but by the time little ones start preschool, they are expected to have a better handle on keeping their anger and frustration under control. According to a study in the journal Child Development, toddlers with more developed language skills are better able to do just that. Researchers at Pennsylvania State University set out to learn whether language skill development and anger-control development go hand in hand. They measured children’s language and ability to cope with tasks that might cause frustration, observing them from the time they were 18 months old until they reached age 4. The study showed that children who had better language skills as toddlers and whose language developed more quickly expressed less anger at age 4 than those whose language skills were not as strong. Those with better language skills were better able also to occupy themselves at age 4, which helped them to better tolerate situations requiring some patience.


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Great beginnings: Expert advice for choosing quality child care By SUE HORNOF Choosing a child care center, preschool or kindergarten is an important step in laying a strong foundation for a child’s development and education. Most parents have certain qualities in mind when they begin researching programs, but there are many things to consider. Fortunately, there are some excellent, expert resources that parents can use to find out what to look for in a program: • Healthychildren.org, a website provided by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), contains a section devoted to choosing a child care center. It includes a lengthy list of questions parents may want to ask a potential care provider as well as a chart outlining the AAP’s recommendations for the maximum child-staff ratio and maximum group size for children in various age groups. To access the section, go to healthychildren.org, and enter “Choosing a Childcare Center” in the search box. • Last summer, the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), launched a website designed to help families find high-quality child care. The organization’s For Families website contains articles about how children learn, written by

well-known pediatricians and child development experts. In addition, the site features a searchable database to help families locate NAEYC-accredited centers and schools for infants, children and toddlers. “NAEYC understands how important it is to parents and families to select a highquality program for their children,” NAEYC Executive Director Jerlean E. Daniel said. “We developed the For Families website to help them find the best possible early childhood experience for their child and to share useful, research-based parenting and child development information.” To access the site, visit families.naeyc.org.  • Child Care Aware of America (childcareaware.org) has put together a checklist that parents can use to evaluate child care programs. The list contains dozens of indicators of quality care based on research about what is important to a child’s health, safety and development. Topics include supervision, hand-washing and diapering, director and lead teacher qualifications, child-staff ratio and group size, immunizations, toxic substances, emergency plans, staff training and first aid, playgrounds and more. To access the list, visit childcareaware.org, and enter “Choosing Child Care” in the search box.

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Chesterfield’s new City Council: A return of some of the ‘old guard’

Newly elected councilmembers are (from left): Dan Hurt (Ward 3), Bruce DeGroot (Ward 4), Nancy Greenwood (Ward 1) and Derek Grier (Ward 2).

By CAROL ENRIGHT Chesterfield City Hall was the picture of Main Street USA municipal government prior to the swearing in of a new mayor and four newly elected city councilmembers on April 17. Members of the St. Louis Civic Orchestra serenaded friends, family members and city officials as they entered the Council chambers. Newly elected councilmembers and Mayor-elect Bob Nation wore green carnations on their lapels. Handshakes, congratulatory pats on the back, friendly chatter – and even a couple of babies being passed around and kissed – gave the event all the trappings of a family reunion. But amid all the welcomes to the newly elected there was an unmistakable feeling that this City Council represented, in part, a return of the old guard. Among its “new” members are Nancy Greenwood, a former city councilmember who served as mayor from 1997-2001, and Dan Hurt, who served on the Council from 19892009. Councilmember Barry Flachsbart (Ward 1) who was not up for re-election this year, is one of the city’s founders and a former mayor. In an interview prior to the election, Nation, who has routinely voted with Flachsbart and against the majority as Ward 4 councilmember for the past six years, predicted that if Greenwood and Hurt won their elections – and he won his – the views of the Council would more closely reflect his own. After the election, he offered his thoughts on the composition of the new Council. “Obviously, the makeup is different than it was before,” said Nation. “Having said that, I’m sure that not everyone is always going to agree with each other.” He pointed out that the mayor “doesn’t have a vote, unless it’s a tie.” “Just because it’s different, and it came out as I would have forecast it, does not

necessarily mean that every vote will go as I would like to see it,” he added. Nation has been vocal in his opposition to tax subsidies for retailers, such as the Community Improvement District (CID) – a 1-percent sales tax – that the Council approved for St. Louis Premium Outlets, one of two outlet malls being built in Chesterfield Valley. Nation was absent when the Council approved the CID by a vote of 6-1 in May. Flachsbart voted against it. Greenwood also made her opposition to the CID known to the Council last year. In an interview after the election, she said her concern about tax subsidies for retailers was one reason she ran for the Council seat. “I was very concerned about the tax increments that were offered so that we now ended up with two competing outlet malls,” said Greenwood. “That was a major concern of mine and a major concern of other people.” It’s worth noting that Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield, the other outlet mall being built in the Valley, secured a fiveeighths-of-1-percent tax on sales within a Transportation Development District (TDD) approved by the St. Louis County Circuit Court. Unlike a CID, a TDD does not require city approval. Greenwood’s campaign message was “neighborhoods first,” the same message she used when she ran for mayor in 1997. “My hope is that we continue to make this a city of great neighborhoods. We have businesses, too, and commercial development is very important to the sustainability of a community, but I also want us to think about our neighborhoods,” Greenwood said. Like Nation and Greenwood, Hurt, the new Ward 3 councilmember, opposes tax subsidies for retailers. “The sales tax subsidies for those outlet malls really got to a lot of people,” he said. Hurt said that the tax subsidies and

the city layoffs of 2010 – “especially the police layoffs” – got residents asking him to return to city government. Beefing up the police force is a priority for Hurt. “I believe the police force should come back up to the full strength it was four years ago,” said Hurt. “But we have to make sure we stay within our budget.” When asked about the makeup of the new Council, Hurt said, “Diversity is what makes us strong.” Greenwood called the new Council “exciting.” “New people always bring new ideas, and that’s the neat thing about municipal politics,” she said. “We’re not tied to parties. We’re tied to doing good for the city.” Unlike Greenwood and Hurt, Bruce DeGroot, who won Nation’s empty Council seat in Ward 4, offered a positive take on the new outlet malls. “I really think that both premium outlet malls and the mall are going to do fine,” he said. “I think Chesterfield is poised for tremendous growth, particularly as a destination city. We’ve got the shopping. We’ve got the sporting activities. We’ve got the arts activities – and I think the shopping malls are going to do fine.” DeGroot said he was “excited” that the Council would have “some people with previous experience.” It seems like experience may have won the day in the April 2 election. Nation, 62, beat his opponent, 34-yearold Matt Segal, winning 51.98 percent of the vote versus Segal’s 47.85. Segal gave up his Ward 1 Council seat to run for mayor. That seat is now held by Greenwood. One might surmise that Nation perhaps won the “older” vote in Chesterfield. “As a senior citizen, I’m 75, I appreciate Bob’s interest in keeping taxes low and I understand he’s a fiscal conservative,” said Jack Gruender. “And he received a strong endorsement from Barry Flachsbart, one of our founding councilmen. He’s been in office for 25 years, and I really respect that man and his opinion.” But 80-year-old George Giles is proof that not all retirees voted for Nation. Giles and his wife, who have lived in Chesterfield for 35 years, voted for Segal. “We’ve been very happy with his performance as a councilmember, and we just thought he would do a fine job as the mayor,” he said. Giles said he thought Nation might have won due to better name recognition. “I think that if people knew Matt, they would have voted for him – no matter who he was running against,” Giles said. Robin Brody, a 42-year-old mother of three, also voted for Segal. “I think that he’s a very honest family

man who had a great plan for the city, and he also has small children so I know that he would have kept education at the top of his priorities,” Brody said. “Because he has little kids – because he gets it – he’s in the same boat that I’m in. He’s in the same boat that a lot of us are in.” By all accounts, Segal outspent Nation in the mayoral campaign by a factor of two or three, with informational postcards and perhaps advertising reaching voters more often for Segal. When asked why he thinks he won, Nation said, “I think the message that got out there resonated with the residents.” He also said that even though he spent less on direct mail and advertising, his door-to-door campaigning was effective. “Even if it’s a neutral household, the fact that you came to their door in person, I think, is meaningful,” said Nation. As Nation takes the helm of a city that is preparing to celebrate its 25th anniversary, at the Chesterfield Amphitheater on June 1, it seems fitting that some of the newest members of the City Council were involved in the city’s earliest days. “I’ve always thought that Chesterfield has had a lot of good leadership, which is why we’ve been so successful,” DeGroot said. “So if we’ve got people who want to come back and do more of the same, I’m really happy about that – and I’ll follow their lead.”

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Authentic Mexican flavors await at Charro Mexican Restaurant & Bar By Suzanne Corbett When Ezequiel Camacho opened Charro Mexican Restaurant & Bar, he had a vision to create something different. That difference was a unique menu presenting authentic Mexican flavors and dishes. “When I opened three years ago, I wanted to have something different from other places,” said Camacho who created Charro’s dining experience to spotlight a selection of authentic, traditionally prepared Mexican dishes. “Our menu is unique, and we’ve added new dishes that introduce customers to more traditional dishes.” Charro’s new as well as its original menu items are based on family recipes that provide a flavor profile found only at Charro. While working on the new menu additions, Camacho did what many people do when seeking recipes and culinary advice: He consulted his mother. “I asked Mom how she did things, and I took notes,” Camacho said with a smile. “She told me she marinates all her meats, so I marinate, using her marinade and spice blend recipes.” In fact, marinating is the secret to Charro’s new chicken specialties, which include Pollo Encremado, a chicken breast that is topped with mushrooms, onions and peppers before

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receiving a draping of cheese sauce. Another specialty, Pollo Empanizado, is a simple yet standout chicken recipe that breads and crisply fries a marinated chicken breast that is paired with rice, tortillas and a side salad tossed with tomato, onion, avocado, bell pepper, lime and jalapenos.  A new, non-traditional dish to consider when dining at Charro is the Mexican Gyro. It is a totally different take on the gyro concept, stuffing a pita tortilla with grilled chicken or steak and finishing it with lettuce, pico de gallo, sour cream, cheese and salsa. Yet another original menu item that fuses culinary cultures is the unexpected ham and cheese-stuffed Chicken Cordon Blue (not “bleu”) – a popular item that gets a Mexican makeover with a ladle of house-made red sauce and salsa. An impressive selection of new seafood additions provides more creative dishes that set Charro’s menu apart from menus at other Mexican restaurants. Fajitas Del Mar is a twist on the classic that features a sizzling mix of shrimp, tilapia and scallops. Mojarra Frita (deep-fried snapper filets) and Caldo De Camaron (Mexican Shrimp Soup) are more options that reflect the regional foods of Mexico’s Michoacan region and are not often seen on local menus. “These are foods that remind me of my home. Customers like to have different things as well as the traditional dishes, like Tacos Al Pastor,” said Camacho relating how tacos were such a favorite in his hometown, where they where sold on the street. In fact, Camacho celebrates his memories of street tacos by featuring Charro’s “Street Taco Mondays.” “We’re famous for our 99-cent taco special,” he said. Tacos, quesadillas, burritos and enchiladas remain cus-

Cesar Camacho, Charro’s manager (left), and Ezequiel Camacho, owner

tomer favorites and are prepared using fresh, authentic Mexican ingredients – from the cheeses and chiles to the spices. And whether one picks vegetarian fajitas, steak, seafood or a classic combination plate, each dish is described in detail on Charro’s colorfully illustrated menu. Lunch and dinner menus are available for dining inside or out (weather permitting) on Charro’s inviting sidewalk patio. Situated in Baxter Center, it provides a prime location for celebrating Cinco de Mayo – a holiday that offers an excellent opportunity to taste Charro’s new menu and sample its house libations, which include 30 kinds of tequila and Mexican beer.  “You’ll see we’re unique, and you’ll taste the difference,” Camacho said.

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DiNiNg ROOM SeT: 84" light oak table with leaf. Six chairs include 2 captain chairs. matching breakfront and Serving Hutch with marble top. $750. call 636346-5684.

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N u R S e - Fo r b u s y f a c i a l plastic surgeon. Skin care/ pt coordination & education/ peel performance/. maturity, motivation, organization, humor essential. Send resume to nursesresumes@gmail.com.

Patrick Interior Finish LLC: Specializing in interior home remodeling, carpentry, drywall, taping & painting, tile & hrdwd. flooring. Over 25 years experience. NO pay til jOb cOmplete! Honest Day's Work for Honest Day's pay. References available. licensed & bonded. call patrick at 314-415-0377.

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WE HAUL IT ALL Service 7 days. Debris, furniture, appliances, household trash, yard debris, railroad ties, fencing, decks. Garage & Basement Clean-up Neat, courteous, affordable rates. Call: 636-379-8062 or email: jandjhaul@aol.com

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Foundations Top Notch Waterproofing & Foundation Repair LLC. cracks, sub-pump systems, structural & concrete repairs. exterior drainage correction. Serving missouri for 15 yrs. Free estimate 636-2816982. Finally, a contractor who is honest and leaves the job site clean. lifetime Warranties.

Garage Doors WeST COuNTY gARAge DOOR SeRviCe proudly serv-

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DSi/Door Solutions, inc. garage Door, electric Openers. Fast Repairs. all makes and models. Same day service. Free estimates. custom wood and Steel Doors. bbb member, angie's list. Call 314-550-4071.

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Help Wanted PART TiMe OFFiCe CLeANeRS/ WORkiNg SuPeRviSOR – evenings after 5 pm. Hiring for chesterfield, St. peters, St. charles and O'Fallon, mO locations. must have reliable transportation and a clean background check. call 636-532-7910. Custodian: three days per week, four hours per day. Flexible schedule. Wings of Hope, chesterfield, mO. contact anne Volland (636) 537-1302. NIGhT NURSeS - Advanced Nursing Services needs you! if you are looking for 12 hour nights and would like to work mondays & thursdays, give me a call at 314-863-3030 and ask for connie. inside Sales: pt person to set appointments for professional market. accounting knowledge helpful. experience in cold calling very helpful. excellent pay. ellisville. 636-271-9190. NOW hIRING CAReGIVeRS AND NURSeS. immediate openings for all areas of St. louis especially chesterfield, ellisville & ballwin. private Duty cases only. all shifts avail. apply in person at 141 N. meramec, Suite 102, tues. & thurs. 9am-11am or 1pm-3pm. Questions? call 314-863-3030.

Kennelwood Pet ResoRts

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(636) 230-3588 CELL: (314) 799-4334 All Around Construction LLC - all interior and exterior remodeling and repairs. Historic restoration, molding duplication. Finished basements, kitchens, baths and decks. liability, workmens comp, and epa certified in lead removal. 20 years exp. call 314-393-1102 or 636-237-3246.

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SCOTT'S ReSiDeNTiAL LAWN MOWiNg - grass cutting/ trimming. mulch by the bag or by the yard. Sod, Seed and topsoil. Small tree & Shrub trimming & Removal. Neat, clean and dependable. call Scott at 314-623-4687.

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"WORk FROM HOMe! evenings and Weekends only. american Kidney Services needs telemarketing reps to schedule pickups for donations of clothing and household items. paid bi-weekly, commission only. earn up to $400 per month. No start up fees, No selling. Requirements: excellent communication skills and must be self-disciplined. must live in missouri/illinois areas. must be 18 years old. For complete information call 314-968-9768.

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Accurate Repair & Remodeling, LLC - Quality Remodeling and Handyman Services. Kitchens, baths, carpentry, Small repairs. trusted by homeowners for over 12 years. www.remodelguy.com 314-255-7034.

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Skips hauling & Demolition! junk hauling and removal. all type clean-outs. appliances, furniture, debris, construction rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! 10, 15 and 20 cubic yd. rolloff dumpsters. licensed and fully insured. affordable, dependable and available! ViSa/ mc accepted. 21 yrs. service. toll Free 1-888-Stl-jUNK (888-7855865) or 314-644-1948.

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Wathen's Lawn Care & Landscaping since 1993. Dependable quality service. Fully insured. call tim Wathen at 636-458-5626.

Tommy 314-295-3133 Wayne 314-221-1797

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200 S. Brentwood Blvd, 5B Clayton, 63105 $275,000

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111 Royal Oaks Dr. Ballwin $228,000 Sprawling brick ranch with 4 bedrooms and 3 full baths! Finished LL, main floor laundry, tons of updates!

35 WILDERNESS ROAD EUREKA 1.5sty on 4+ gorgeous acres w/5BR, 3 car heated garage w/in-law quarters above. Lrg dining rm. $799,900

16907 LEWIS SPRING FARMS ROAD WILDWOOD Beautiful 1.5 sty overlooking trees & water. Stunning 2sty foyer & GR. Lrg main flr master suite. $725,000

17702 GARDENVIEW PLACE COURT WILDWOOD Spectacular 1.5sty home, 5BR, 5ba, see-thru FP from 2sty hearth room to DR, gourmet kitchen. $613,000

748 TURRENTINE TRAIL CREVE COEUR Fantastic 5BR/4.5ba home with 4,300 sq. ft in great neighborhood. Home is huge with 9' ceilings. $525,000

17892 SUZANNE RIDGE DRIVE WILDWOOD Beautiful 2sty on level lot with in-ground pool. Fabulous kitchen with wood flrs, granite, SS appls. $524,900

3 CONWAY SPRINGS CHESTERFIELD Beautiful & spacious 2 sty. Contemporary in convenient location! Fin W/O LL opens to pool. $460,000

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2231 Highland Hill Dr. St. Peters - $110,000 Bright condo with wood floors, updated kitchen, fireplace, partially finished LL and rear deck. Community has pool and tennis courts!

Bright condo with vaulted ceilings, fireplace, deck and patio. Condo pool, close to shopping, great restaurants, golf course, and major highways!

Big enough to provide excellent service... Small enough to care!

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Seeking Quality, Experienced Agents! 211 CHERRY HILLS MEADOWS DR WILDWOOD Beautiful 2-sty w/inground pool on gorgeous landscaped lot. Great rm w/frplc & bay window. $329,900

278 CHERRY HILLS MEADOWS DR WILDWOOD Beautiful 2 sty w/lots up updates. Kitchen w/granite, wood flrs & french door to patio. $325,000

2404 BAXTON WAY CHESTERFIELD Fantastic villa. 2BR on themain level, vaulted great room, fin W/O LL. Updated master bath. $269,900

12795 HIGHSTONE DRIVE PARKWAY NORTH Awesome updated open fl ranch. Wood fls throughout, beautiful kitch w/granite, stainless app. $239,000

2309 WINEGARDEN COURT WILDWOOD Lovely 4BR, 3ba on cul-desac lot! Vaulted great room! Fin LL! Many updates! $220,000

810 WEATHERVANE COURT BALLWIN Updated ranch with 3BR, 2 full ba and a 2 car garage. Updated kitchen and baths, wood floors. $189,900

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1579 TERRA VISTA (CREVE COEUR) Attached villa waiting for you to complete. Upgraded fixtures, wood flrs. $320,000 1816 FIRETHORN DR (DES PERES) Beautifully renovated 3BR, 2.5 ba brick ranch. Open layout,updated kit. $359,900 1626 BENTSHIRE CT (ELLISVILLE) Amazing custom 1.5 sty on gorgeous landscaped lot. Incredible kitch. $829,500 420 PARKVIEW PLACE DR (ELLISVILLE) Great townhome! 2BR, 1.5ba, 1 car gar. Wood floors, maple cabinets. $144,500 1237 FAIRVIEW DR (ELLISVILLE) 3BR ranch w/breezeway/sunroom & garage on large lot. Updated kitchen. $135,000 777 SOUTHERN HILLS DR (EUREKA) Custom 5BR atrium ranch w/wonderful outdoor entertaining patio/deck. $524,900 17305 HIDDEN VALLEY DR (EUREKA) Beautiful 4.25 acres. Build your dream home in Hidden Valley Forest. $129,700 1997 RULE AVE (MARYLAND HTS) Near hwys, airport & Creve Couer Park. 4BR/3 full bath home. $234,900 101 CLUB CREEK CT (ST ALBANS) 1.5 sty on gorgeous level lot, back to golf course. GR w/wall of windows. $849,900 694 SAINT ALBANS SPRING RD (ST ALBANS) Stunning 1.5 sty, beautiful levl lot, W/O LL, GR w/wood flrs. $749,900 1236 GLEN EAGLE LN (ST ALBANS) Cust blt 1.5sty on gorgeous lot overlooking golf course. 4BR, 4.5ba. $1,200,000 783 MASON RD (ST LOUIS CO) Stunning 1.5 sty on over 1 acre. gracious master suite, open great room. $979,000 1209 WOODLAND POINT DR, #J (ST LOUIS COUNTY) Move in ready, top flr unit, vaulted gr, corner gas FP. $108,000 11753 VILLA DORADO DR (UNINC ST LOUIS CO) Beautifully updated 3BR, 2.5ba TWH. 2car carport. $107,500 2 GRAND MERIDIAN CT (WILDWOOD) Exceptional 1.5sty w/salt water pool, 4+ ac & 4 car garge. $1,999,995

2334 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5 sty on 7 parklike acres. Gorgeous inground pool . $775,000 1320 WILDHORSE PARKWAY DR (WILDWOOD) Custom built one of a kind 1.5 sty on 3 beautiful acres. $767,350 422 PINE BEND DR (WILDWOOD) Exceptional atrium ranch, spactacular level lot, backing to pond. $725,000 1633 MISTY HOLLOW CT (WILDWOOD) Impressive 1.5 sty on quiet cul-de-sac. 5BR, 4 full ba-2 half ba. $619,000 2343 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Stunning 1.5 sty, 3+ acres, 2 sty great rm w/frplc & access to deck. $599,900 437 PINE BEND DR (WILDWOOD) Beautifully appointed 2sty w/incredible level lot. 4BR, 5.5ba, 3 car gar. $584,900 17701 GREYSTONE TERRACE DR (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 2sty, 4+BR, 4.5ba with a W/O finished LL. $549,900 17742 HORNBEAN DR (WILDWOOD) 1.5sty, 4BR, 4.5ba home w/finished W/O LL, wooded lot, 2sty great rm. $527,500 19141 DEEP WOODS DR (WILDWOOD) Elegant custom country french ranch on 3 ac. Open flr plan. $463,333 1652 RIDGE BEND DR (WILDWOOD) Fabulous brick 2-story in Wildwood 5BR/3.5ba. Updated kitchen. $375,000 1660 TIMBER HOLLOW DR (WILDWOOD) 2 sty, open flr plan, updated kitchen. 4BR 2.5ba, LR, DR. $267,900 1708 SHEPARD RD (WILDWOOD) Beautiful building site for your own plans. Gorgeous 4.6 acre lot! $250,000 18711 DOCTORS PASS LN (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 1.16 acre level to gently sloping lot backing to woods. $225,000 123 IMPERIAL CROWN WAY #J (WILDWOOD) Garden condo, 2BR, 2ba and carport. Cathedral ceilings. $99,900 16559 VICTORIA CROSSING DR #L (WILDWOOD) Upper level garden condo. 2BR, 2 full ba, private laundry. $94,900

4206 Stanmoor Dr. St. Louis $187,000

2011 Westbourne Way Fenton - $89,900

Terrific condominium in upscale community! Vaulted ceilings, large bedrooms, over 1,500 sq.ft. all on one level!

Great ranch with new carpet, fresh paint, new AC, finished LL. Close to Gravois Bluffs. Tons of potential.

Due to a growing business and increased market activity, we are seeking motivated agents that would like to be a part of our team. Please call our office or email, kay@sellingstlouis.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.

New Price LAFAYETTE CROSSING (WILDWOOD) Custom Homes from the $1,200,000s on 3 acre estate lots. Private streets. New Homes Division - MLS #12042885 MANORS AT THE ENCLAVES OF CHERRY HILLS (WILDWOOD) New Homes on 1/2 acre lots from the $600,000s. New Homes Division - MLS#12032829

Residential 2 REDSAND CT (BALLWIN) Great 1.5 sty home. 4BR, 2ba and 2 car garage. Newer windows, vinyl siding. $219,900 1320 WESTCHESTER MANOR LN (CHESTERFIELD) Lovely custom 1.5sty w/in-ground pool & hot tub! $1,150,000 16944 RIVERDALE DR (CHESTERFIELD) Magnificent custom 1.5 sty on wonderful lot. Extensive millwork. $1,049,000 16655 ANNA'S WAY CT (CHESTERFIELD) Pristine 2 sty situated on 2 private acres. 6BR/4.5ba. Fin W/O LL. $849,900 13 CHESTERFIELD LAKES (CHESTERFIELD) Architecutural masterpiece nestled on 3 gorgeous lakefront ac. $725,000 1612 WILDHORSE PARKWAY DR (CHESTERFIELD) Custom 2sty atrium, open flrplan, updated kitchen. $539,900 1600 BAXTER FOREST RIDGE CT (CHESTERFIELD) Charming atrium ranch on quiet cul-de-sac. $499,900 15129 BAXTON CT (CHESTERFIELD) Exciting, updated 1.5 sty townhome. Built-ins, millwork, granite. $274,500 16286 LEA OAK CT (CHESTERFIELD) Exceptional location, great complex in this 2BR, 2.5ba unit. $135,000 1530 BEDFORD FORGE #8 (CHESTERFIELD) 2BR, 2ba condo. Newer neutral carpet, newer kitchen appls. $104,900 11 CROWNHILL LN (CLARKSON VALLEY) Exceptional ranch backing to golf course and lake. $475,000

Pat Malloy, Manager Chesterfield Sales Office 636-537-0300

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655 Callaway Ridge Extraordinary 4BD 6BA home sits on 92+acres. This estate was built with excellence and is perfect for a weekend get a way or everyday living. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-496 Tom Shaw Jr 314-283-5064

1034 Brook Mont Dr Exquisite large 4bd 3.5 ba 2 story on a wonderful fenced level lot with newly added fire pit ,deck and patio. Perfect Interior tons of updates! Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

9024 Spy Glass Place Drive - O'Fallon Stunning, 2story-4bd/3bth. 3.800 sq.ft. home offers updated bths, 9 ft. ceilings, granite counters, wood floors & bonus room plus so much more. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Sheena Connely 636-236-7036

5744 Calvey Creek Road 5bd 5ba Executive Country Home with a potential large lake site, awesome views, nestled on 141+/- acres. Curt Rosse 636-219-7606 Matt Shaw 314-503-4872

4325 Fox Creek Rd Beautiful Home with approx. 9,000 sq ft living space on a private 21-acre Equestrian Estate! 5Bd, 5Full & 2 Half baths. This is a horse lovers dream. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

19324 Deer Pointe Estates Dr. - Wildwood Gated Community w/common equestrian facilities! 1.5 story 5bd/3.5bath, 3 car garage sits on top of a hill of 10+/- acres. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960

17478 Radcliff Place Dr - Eureka Remarkable 4,200 sq/ft. atrium ranch on 2.43 wooded ac. with enchanted pond area and garden stocked with fish, perennial & tropical plants. Enjoy the subdivision pool, tennis and cabana. Call Catherine Shaw-Connely at 636.346.4960 or Donna Metts at 314.313.7976.

2103 Falzone - Glencoe Cozy 3 bd/3 bath ranch located in Rockwood School District sits on 6+ ac. Great fenced yard for kids and/ or pets. Lot could be divided and sold. Call today to make an appt. with Catherine Shaw-Connely at 636.346.4960 or Paula Michaels at 636.575.1866.

19300 Deer Pointe Estates Dr. - Wildwood Gated Community w/common equestrian facilities! Stunning 1.5 sty home offers 4bd/6ba, 3 car garage. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960 Tom Shaw, Jr. 314 283-5064

4820 Fox Creek Rd One of a kind custom built, 5BD 4BA 1.5 story home, with an open main level and a gourmet kitchen. 15 acres of fantastic equestrian property and has a 4 stall barn. Catherine Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Paula Michaels 636-575-1866

235 Old Manchester Rd - Pacific Private, secluded estate on approx. 13.5+/- ac. Suitable for horses. Many upgrades: Pella windows, solid oak floors, Casablanca ceiling fans, 6 panel wood doors. Lots of space for entertaining. Two master suites. Call Cathy Shaw-Connely at 636.346.4960 or Paula Michaels at 636.575.1866.

17738 Drummer Ln Beautiful 5BD 3.5 BA 2 story home situated on a 1/2+Acre wooded lot and has all the amenities of Wildhorse Subdivision. Catherine Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

17813 Edison Avenue, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005

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2179 Woodlet Park

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15998 Kettington

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