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There is a lot of talk from many people about bullying in school. The problem is that it is all talk. There is no sign that anybody is going to do anything that is likely to reduce bullying. When politicians want to do nothing, and yet look like they are doing something, they appoint a blue ribbon committee or go to the U.N. or assign some Cabinet member to look into the problem and report back to the president – hoping that the issue will be forgotten by the time he reports back. When educators are going to do nothing, they express great concern and make pious public pronouncements. They may even hold conferences, write op-ed pieces or declare a “no tolerance” policy. But they are still not going to do anything that is likely to stop bullying. In some rough schools, they can’t even stop the bullying of teachers by the hooligans in their classes, much less stop the bullying of students. Not all of this is the educators’ fault. The courts have created a legal climate where any swift and decisive action against bullies can lead to lawsuits. The net results are indecision, half-hearted gestures and pious public pronouncements by school officials, none of which is going to stop bullies. When judges create new “rights” for bullies out of thin air, just as they do for criminals, and prescribe “due process” for school discipline, just as if schools were little courtrooms, then nothing is likely to happen promptly or decisively. If there is anything worse than doing nothing, it is doing nothing spiced with empty rhetoric about what behavior is “unacceptable” – while in fact accepting it. Might educators abuse their power, if the courts did not step in? Of course they could. Any power exercised by human beings can be abused. But, without the ability to exercise power, there is anarchy. When responsible officials are prevented from exercising power, then bullies exercise power. President Barack Obama has joined the chorus of those deploring bullying. But his own administration is pushing the notion that a disproportionate number of suspensions or other punishments for members of particular racial or ethnic groups is discriminatory.

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In other words, if a school suspends more black males than Asian females, that is taken as a sign of discrimination. No one in his right mind really believes that, but it is part of the grand make-believe that pervades our politics and even our courts. For years, there have been stories in New York and Philadelphia newspapers about black kids beating up Asian classmates. But do not expect anybody to do anything that is likely to put a stop to it. If these were white kids beating up Hispanic kids, cries of outrage would ring out across the land from the media, the politicians, the churches and civic groups. But it is not politically correct to make a fuss when black kids beat up Asian kids. None of this is unique to the United States, by the way. The same mushyminded attitudes have been carried even further in Britain, both as regards criminals and as regards bullies in the schools. Britain was once one of the most lawabiding nations on earth. But the reluctance of the left to put some serious punishment on criminals has been carried so far there that only 7 percent of convicted criminals actually spend any time behind bars. Britain has now overtaken the United States in various crime rates. Years ago, there was a book published in Britain titled “Murder in The Playground.” The boy who ended up killing a fellow student on the school playground had previously committed crimes ranging from motorcycle theft to arson that created more than $50,000 worth of damage in school. For the latter, he was given 24 hours of detention. People who say that we should learn from other countries almost always mean that we should imitate what other countries do. But one of the most important things we can learn from other countries is to avoid the mistakes they have made.

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letters to the editor Where do the children play? To the Editor: On Wed., April 6, I attended the public meeting at the Wildwood Middle School about the proposed plans for the new city of Wildwood park in the area of Hwy. 109 and Manchester. Those planning the park provided impressive displays of maps and conceptual drawings of serene meadows, rambling brooks and streams, some shady rest areas, a few walking trails of no more than a mile and a half, and just a few parking spaces here and there so the natural setting is not disturbed. There were even a few playgrounds for very small children tucked away in some obscure places. After looking at these plans, I think the park ought to be called Forrest Lawn, and Wildwood should sell burial plots there. Let’s see, Wildwood is made up of mostly three- and four-bedroom homes. Who do you think lives in most of those bedrooms? Come on, the answer is easy. Children! Parents move to Wildwood to raise families, not retire. Where are the features in these park plans for families with younger children, or teen-age children, to use? I do not want to seem disrespectful to an age group that I will be part of in eight years, but the only people who would use this proposed park would be retirees who would take young grandchildren to the playground. As soon as someone falls and breaks a hip, they won’t be going back there anymore. Where are the baseball fields and soccer fields that are needed for our children to practice team sports? Where is the community swimming pool for young families and teenagers to spend their summer? Does Wildwood have to be the last community to get a pool? What about a small skateboard park? It would be so easy to provide a place for teens to practice that sport/art and get out of the parking lots at grocery stores. This is not rocket science to figure out what a community needs. Look at the other neighboring communities and see what is working there, and change it just a little to be slightly different from the other communities. I understand that this plot of land has some nice natural features to it, but so did a lot of land in the Wildwood city limits before it was altered and beautiful homes built on it for families to grow. We already have Rockwood Reservation close by and Greensfelder Park only 5 miles away. Castlewood State Park is just 2 miles in the other direction, and Babler Park is 5 miles from City Hall. Add to that individual neighborhood parks, and we don’t have

enough “green space” already? billion dollars out of Medicare to finance Again, I do not want to seem disrespect- Obamacare” as “the same nonsense,” he ful, but the park as proposed will serve implied the same political gaming, maniponly a small number of residents compared ulation and deception of which he has to the larger number of younger families it accused Florida. could serve that we have more of in WildThis once again reminded me that the wood. disingenuous use of rhetorical sleight of Noel LaVanchy hand has become business as usual even Wildwood in the rapidly shrinking segment of nonentertainment editorial news. Then, my feelings of contempt and resignation registered on my face. Keeping it clean Under a bright light I’m sure most readTo the Editor: ers see the glaring difference in these With the onset of spring and summer, I assumptions – the difference being there dread the thought of my neighbors weed- is no choice to be made by Florida’s pening or edging their yards only to leave the sion fund managers that will guarantee a remains on the sidewalks for you to have to 7.75 percent return on its pension fund, but walk around. Please good neighbors, if you Congress does have a choice to cut “a half are making your yards presentable, please billion dollars out of Medicare to finance do not leave the weeds or lawn edging Obamacare.” The rhetorical device used by remains on the sidewalk. I would love Mr. Sowell attempts to attach the “ah-ha” to walk my dog without having to walk and “gotcha” from Florida’s rate of return around the mess. And while we are walk- assumption to the congressional choice ing our dogs, if your dog makes a mess on assumption of President Obama’s health the sidewalk, please pick this up. care reform act. Apples and oranges. Let’s make the neighborhood of The So, is this little detail really important? Landings of Lake Chesterfield a nicer If Mr. Sowell’s readers value logically place to live. constructed arguments that are meant to K. Henson withstand facts and critical thinking, then Wildwood yes, this little detail is important. Robert Bogie Ballwin

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To the Editor: Reading Thomas Sowell’s editorial printed in the April 13 issue of West Newsmagazine made me shrug my shoulders and smile. As I read a little further, my smile turned to a grimace and finally, my shoulders drooped and my grimace gave way to an expression of contempt and resignation. The shrug and smile were derived from Mr. Sowell’s elucidation of the folly of Florida’s assumption of a 7.75 percent return on pension fund investments, when historically the return has been 2.6 percent. His labeling of this assumption is a political game involving manipulation and deception to hide the state’s financial condition seemed to be a logical conclusion. The grimace came when a couple of paragraphs later, he compared President Obama’s health care reform act, which he referred to as “Obamacare,” as do most detractors of the Plan, to the problems he pointed out in the Florida pension plan. Referring to the assumption “that Congress will cut half a

To the Editor: Thomas Sowell states: “When Congress votes for all sorts of benefits, without voting for enough taxes to pay for them, they get the support of those who have been promised the benefits, without getting grief from the taxpayers. It’s strictly win-win as far as the welfare-state politicians are concerned.” What about the massive deficits created by the Bush administration and the Republican-controlled Congress for prosecuting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and creating the Medicare prescription drug benefits, all while cutting taxes? Is this journalism or hypocrisy and demagoguery? Steven Kushner Chesterfield

‘Are You In?’

To the Editor: “2012: Are You In?” Hey, that’s pretty catchy. After all, who doesn’t want to be in … in style, in vogue,

included, part of the in-crowed, invited? You were asking me as an individual, weren’t you? Or was the question asked to me as part of the faceless collective embodied in a stylized, one-size-fits-all “0”? “To be clear…” – Shouldn’t you at least finish the sentence: “Are you in … with me?” (Oh, I’m sorry, I forgot that you have to keep it simple, especially for all those who can’t read, or perhaps even speak, English.) I guess we can only infer from the word picture that you meant “in with … you.” And that, of course, means “in” with the man who has been indifferent to the people’s calls (Obamacare rammed through); insensitive to their vote (Nov. ’10 election results); insincere with promises (transparency, Gitmo); indecisive in actions (Libya, Egypt); in denial of the truth (“terrorism” and radicalism); in defense of the indefensible (Acorn, Black Panthers); inexcusably cavalier (golfing, vacationing in time of war); insufficiently patriotic (world apology tour); in support of insurrection (Middle East uprisings); insistent on instability (Wisconsin and SEIU protests); insensitive to debt (out-ofcontrol spending); and intent on insolvency (the stonewalling of the budget debate). My answer: “Are you serious?” In addition to the aforementioned list, the recent photo-op of you and your fellow Dems running up the stairs in front of the Lincoln Memorial and getting ice cream at a concession stand really takes the cake! This, mind you, just mere hours after the intense budget debate where you finally agreed to a $38 billion spending cut – a whopping 1 percent of the current debt. I guess the insinuation is that we should all be intoxicated with joy now, especially since the parks are still open (of course thanks to you); never mind the fact that the government just spent its usual $54 billion in the one week leading up to that decision. Many things just aren’t in alignment, Mr. President, and certainly not in sync with the American people, if you’re catching my drift here. So next time you extend such a crafty invitation to all of us who are out – out of a job, out of options, out of luck, outsourced and outraged, I predict that you’re the only one who will be “in” – in for a shock, that is. This is because, unfortunately for you, the electorate has seen through the charade. The only thing they are going to be “in” on in 2012 is the campaign to see you out. Tricia Reichardt Wildwood


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The Trump card Many of us just don’t know what to make of Donald Trump potentially running for president. Known for his remarkable financial success in the business world and the celebrity status he has gained on television, most folks think that his running for the highest office in the land is simply the ultimate public relations stunt.

high visibility, and the belief that he is the world’s best negotiator, Trump can make lots of noise and have a significant impact on the politics of America and even the world. Quoted as saying, “America is the laughing stock of the world,” he seems to believe in playing extreme hardball with the Chinese, simply taking oil from Iraq based on what we have spent and done fighting a war for them, and in showing the world we are still the greatest country. Capitalizing on controversy, Trump has gleefully hyped the presidential birth certificate issue into hours and pages of media coverage and promoted himself without coming across as a total whacko. But the big questions that remain for many are can he get elected, and can he be an effective president. Clearly, the answer to the first question remains a huge unknown. Will American voters buy a successful businessman and reality show celebrity over tried and true politicians with proven track records? More than anything else, the answer may be determined by the job the current career politicians are doing as the election process unfolds. CurIs he qualified? Is he serious? Is he rently, the track record of our elected officommitted? Is he willing to show up and cials remains very suspect. Our economic campaign in small towns across Iowa and woes and huge deficits continue, we are New Hampshire and mix it up with the involved in three wars, and a majority of folks? people feel the country is heading in the The answers to most of those questions wrong direction. Bowing to foreign leadremain unknown at this time. ers and being the “nice guy” has not made What is known is that he is the ultimate the world safer, nor has it reaped any benhype machine getting more airtime on efits for the United States. televisions across America that even the Many feel it is time for a real change. current president. It’s time to elect a leader who will lead What’s also known is Trump has hit and will stand up and fight for America. on a theme that resonates with a sizeable As voters, we have made rather unusual number of American voters: his claim is choices in the past. In a span of fewer that if he wins, “America will be respected than 30 years, we elected both a movie again.” actor and a community organizer. With a billion dollars, a gigantic ego, So, is “The Donald” the trump card?

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Community garden plans blossom The Wildwood City Council at its April 11 work session voted to allocate $10,000 for a new community garden, which the city has defined as a parcel of land divided into small individual plots loaned out to individuals or groups to grow vegetables and fruits, flowers, and/or herbs. Additionally, through volunteers, a section will serve the community for educational purposes. The garden will be located at the Wildwood Town Center. The Wildwood YMCA has plans also to create a community garden, and there was discussion as to whether two community gardens were needed. However, Wildwood Director of Planning and Parks Joe Vujnich said the two entities had been coordinating efforts to ensure the success of both gardens. “Interestingly, we’re both on identical time tracks in terms of organizing, implementing and letting the gardens cut loose, so to speak,” Vujnich said. “Both entities believe we have enough interest to sustain both gardens. The Wildwood YMCA has had a very good response, and there appears to be no overlap.” Vujnich said there had been discussions

also about the city and YMCA cooperating on future events. If both entities were to use the same garden services, there would be potential for discounts, he said. “The cost certainly is always something we’re looking at, and we’re hopeful that costs can be brought down simply by the buying power of two, so to speak,” Vujnich said. “We’re also going to find out as we move forward if we can obtain some donations for certain materials.”

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More detours ahead at Ladue and Route 141 By MARCIA GUCKES The current detour on Ladue Road east of Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield is one of several detours drivers will have to negotiate while construction is completed on the new Route 141 between I-64 and Olive Boulevard. According to Andrew Gates, a spokesperson for the Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT), there will continue to be detours near the intersection of Ladue and Woods Mill roads until the Route 141 Improvement Project is completed. Gates said the current detour will be in place until the fall, and then traffic will shift three more times before the project is completed in September 2012. Gates said despite some delays, construction is on track. “When the weather was as nasty and snowy and messy as it was, there was some paving we could not finish as planned,” Gates said. That pushed the current detour from January to April, but Gates said those types of delays were expected and built into the overall schedule. The current detour is part of the third stage of six stages of construction. Stage III includes building on the new Route 141, work on Ladue Road east of Route 141, and constructing a bridge on Ladue Road over a creek. The next stage, Ladue Interchange Stage IV, should start in the fall. During that

An artist’s rendering of the new interchange at Ladue Road and Route 141, which is scheduled to be completed in the fall of 2012. (Drawing courtesy of MoDOT)

construction stage, the eastern section of Ladue Road that had been closed will be re-opened, but a portion west of Woods Mill will be closed. Stages V and VI include construction on Woods Mill north of Ladue Road and completion of a “tie-in” for the new Route 141.

MoDOT crews broke ground on the $80 million project on March 15, 2010. The plan is to relocate Route 141 east of its current location with a six-lane road. The current Route 141 will become an extension of Old Woods Mill Road. According to MoDOT, the changes to Route 141 are needed because the current

road has several major problems. About 23,000 cars travel the two-lane, 80-year-old road each day, and traffic is expected to increase by 35 percent in the next 20 years. The current accident rate is nearly double the statewide average, and sections of the road flood several times each year.

Area Holocaust survivors to recount their stories By SARAH WILSON Felicia Stolarczyk Wertz watched as the town in which she grew up was bombed by Nazi troops. Natives to Wyszkow, Poland, Wertz and her family managed to escape to the Polish border, where Soviets offered them refuge in a gruesome labor camp. It was there that her parents died and her 14-year-old uncle was left to care for her and her younger brother. Both children were younger than age 4 and were shuffled in and out of multiple orphanages throughout their childhoods. Wertz’s personal experience, like many who were in the Holocaust, inspires her to teach what she remembers. On Sun., May 1, the public is invited to hear their stories first-hand at Congregation Shaare Emeth in Creve Coeur. This year, Wertz and Sister Prince, chair of the Russian Oral History Project, worked together to organize the largest annual community-wide Yom HaShoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) to

capture the testimonies of those who immigrated to St. Louis in the early 1980s. “Yom HaShoah is an opportunity for the entire community, both Jewish and nonJewish, to gather together to remember the victims and honor the survivors of the Holocaust,” Daniel Reich, The Holocaust Museum and Learning Center (HMLC) curator and director of education, said. “It is also an opportunity to teach about the Holocaust, which is an ongoing process.” This year, “The Holocaust in the Former Soviet Union: the 70th Anniversary of the Nazi German Invasion,” will pay homage to the 1.5 million Jews murdered in the Soviet territories. “The problem is that very few people know about the Russian Holocaust,” Wertz said. “It was under wraps; people didn’t want to recognize it existed in Russia. This event is important because we have to remember there is a name to every person. This generation of Holocaust survivors is diminishing, but we have to remember this

history as a lesson, because if you don’t learn from history, you can repeat it. We have to remember it and teach our children and let them know what happened.” The program will include selected testimonies from the museum’s Russian Oral History Project’s outreach to the Russian community by Russian survivors currently living in St. Louis. It also is a tribute to local veterans of the Soviet Army who valiantly fought the Nazis. “The German occupation of Soviet territories is a significant chapter in the overall history of the Holocaust,” Reich said. “The impact of the Holocaust on the Former Soviet Union, including the murder of 1.5 million Jews, is often overlooked in the tragic history of the Shoah.” Tova, Gabriel and Mischa Braitberg (Elegant Ensembles), as well as a women’s choral group comprised of survivors and witnesses from the former Soviet Union, will perform memorial prayers and music at the program.

There will be a procession of Torah scrolls rescued from the Shoah. More than 1,500 scrolls were discovered in 1964 and sent to congregations around the world to serve as Holocaust memorials. The program also will be presented in sign language. “We have this living history in our community,” Reich said. “We have Soviet Jews who experienced ghettos, labor camps, the horrible conditions after evacuation deep into Russia – and these stories need to be told. It’s not separate. This is all part of the same tragic history of the Holocaust.” Jewish as well as non-Jewish members of the community are invited to gather at 4 p.m. on Sun., May 1 at Congregation Shaare Emeth (11645 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur) to memorialize the 6 million Jews who were murdered during the Holocaust. HMLC, along with Sarah and Leo Wolf, are sponsors of the event. For more information, call HMLC at (314) 442-3714 or email Reich at dreich@jfedstl.org.


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He once lived in the same South St. Louis neighborhood as Cardinal greats Stan “The Man” Musial and Red Schoendienst. He was a back on Dan Devine’s 1960 championship Mizzou Tigers football team. He was an executive for Monsanto in St. Louis and Japan. And on April 20, he took the oath as mayor of Chesterfield. Bruce Geiger, 69, was elected to complete the two years left in the unexpired term of former Mayor John Nations, who left Chesterfield City Hall for a job as president and CEO of Metro Transit-St. Louis. Geiger brings to the mayor’s office some famous connections and international experiences as well as a firm foundation in the everyday life of a husband, father, and grandfather. Geiger grew up in St. Louis Hills and graduated from Southwest High School at Kingshighway and Arsenal. He earned a degree in accounting from the University of Missouri in Columbia. That is also where he met his wife, Lynne. She was a nursing student and he was a recent graduate but came back in November 1963 for an MU football game and a blind date set up by Geiger’s roommate. About six months later, the couple decided to get married.

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“My parents couldn’t figure out why it took me so long to get engaged to her,” Geiger said. The couple walked down the aisle in August 1964, and almost 47 years later, Lynne walked door-to-door with her husband during his campaign for mayor of Chesterfield. “My wife was with me every step of the

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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM The Geigers’ two daughters attended Parkway schools. Their daughter Sherri and her husband, Michael Atchinson, live in Parkville, Mo., near Kansas City. They have two children, 10-year-old Grace and 6-year-old Evan. Their other daughter, Tracy, left Manhattan and moved back to St. Louis after the 9-11 attack on the World Trade Center. “We were on the phone when the second plane came in, and with that I told her, ‘Trace, get out,’” Geiger said. Tracy now travels a lot on business, so the Geigers get to do a little “baby” sitting close to home. “We watch Hercules, her little 5-pound Yorkie, whenever she’s gone,” Geiger said. But Geiger has a lot of experience watching over much larger assets, too. He spent 32 years with Monsanto in finance, strategic planning, and change management.

But for the last couple of years, the most challenging committee has been the Finance Committee, and changing Chesterfield’s status as one of 73 cities in a pool for the distribution of sales taxes will be one of Geiger’s major goals, he said. “I’ll be working with the legislators in Jefferson City to come up with something that makes a little bit more sense yet still contributes to the economic development of St. Louis County,” Geiger said. Geiger’s other goals as mayor include being responsive to the residents and businesses of Chesterfield and building on the success of established city services, such as the streets and parks departments.

“When you look at our public works and parks department and you see a Chesterfield project when it’s done, most of the people … will say, ‘Wow, that’s done first class,’” Geiger said. “We don’t skimp. If we’re going to do something, we make sure we have the funds to do it, and when it’s all said and done, it’s done right.” Geiger said no matter how long his political career runs, there is one major legacy he would like to leave behind. “When people think of Chesterfield, I would love for them to think of Chesterfield as the major arts and cultural center for St. Louis County,” Geiger said. He said he wants people to know about

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things like the $5 million sculpture collection at Chesterfield Arts, and he would love to see the St. Louis Art Museum establish a facility in Chesterfield. When he is not busy in his part-time job as mayor, Geiger said he would be visiting his grandchildren in Kansas City, watching Missouri football and going online to read the political news in the Washington Post, New York Times, and Wall Street Journal. “I’m a political junkie, too,” he said. What will he do when his two-year term is up? “I fully expect I’ll be doing it again in two years,” Geiger said. “It’s a lot of work for just two years.”

“When people think of Chesterfield, I would love for them to think of Chesterfield as the major arts and cultural center for St. Louis County.” - Bruce Geiger Five of those years were in Tokyo, Japan, as finance director for Monsanto’s North Pacific region. “Things work very well in Japan,” Geiger said, adding that he brings some of that Japanese experience to Chesterfield City Hall. For example, “Make sure you ask a question several different ways to make sure you’re getting the right answers, and make sure they’re understanding what you’re asking,” Geiger said. He said that as mayor, he will draw also on his many years of financial experience as controller of one of Monsanto’s business units. “Frankly, public finance is not that much different in principle than private activities,” he said. After retiring in 1997 from Monsanto, Geiger did some consulting and soon found himself on several citizens committees, and then in 2001 elected as Chesterfield Ward 2 councilman. As a councilmember, he served on and chaired several committees and said planning and public works was one of the most interesting. “We spend an enormous amount of time when new projects come in protecting the character of our existing neighborhoods, and sometimes that’s easier said than done,” Geiger said.

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West County neighborhood lacks basic utility services By BRIAN MCDOWELL The cluster of ramshackle houses sits by the small, two-lane road on a tree-filled hillside. The road ends at a church parking lot, where a small cemetery can be seen up the hill. Occupied mostly by descendants of William West, a former slave that settled here in 1881, the homes have no running water, no natural gas and no sewer services. The neighborhood is Westland Acres, which is on Church Street, on the border of Wildwood and Chesterfield, a stone’s throw from some of the area’s nicest new homes. Attempts to reach out to talk to residents of the area were unsuccessful, but a resident who said she has lived in Westland Acres for 60 years recently wrote a letter to West Newsmagazine describing her experience residing there. “Our tax rate is equal to our surrounding areas and yet we have nothing to show for our contribution to St. Louis County or Chesterfield or Wildwood,” the Westland Acres resident wrote. “We just know we’re here with no consideration. Actually, these government agencies as well as these cities should be ashamed.” But West Newsmagazine learned that responsibility for providing the utility services the resident said she is lacking does not fall to municipalities, and the services are not paid for by taxes; they are handled by private agencies. “We are in charge of their snow plowing, and that is done there the same as it is in every other area,” Chesterfield Planning and Development Services Director Aimee Nassif said. Nassif said delivery of city service to Westland Acres is no different from service delivery to residents in any other area of Chesterfield. Since 1904, Missouri American Water

has been responsible for bringing water to St. Louis County. Ann Dittmer, a spokesperson for the company, confirmed that there are several homes in the Westland Acres area that the company does not serve. She said some residents must have turned down service in the past, probably because connecting to homes in remote areas can be expensive. However, the county’s water system is available to anyone, she said. “We would be happy to discuss costs with these residents,” Dittmer said. “What might have been cost prohibitive in decades past could be more affordable to them now, as development moves closer to that area.” Lance LeCombe, of the Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD), said MSD does not build new sewers; rather, developers are responsible for construction of plumbing systems to MSD specifications. MSD inspects existing systems and does basic sanitary maintenance on them, but LeCombe said it is not MSD’s responsibility to add new homes to the system. According to Laclede Gas Company Manager of Corporate Communications Robert Arrol, the extension of the company’s natural gas distribution system is driven by a homebuilder or resident request. “Even without new construction activity, however, there are opportunities for Laclede to bring natural gas service into existing areas,” Arrol said. “When we receive such a request, we work with the applicant to determine whether there is interest within the overall community or subdivision. If there is sufficient interest, we calculate our cost for completing the extension and the payment required from the applicant under our tariff and policies.” In short, unless its residents take action, Westland Acres will remain without gas, water and sewer services.


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Ellisville hears pros and cons of proposed pseudoephedrine legislation By TED DIXON JR. The city of Ellisville on April 20 once again heard from proponents and opponents of enacting legislation that would require a doctor’s prescription to purchase over-the-counter cold and allergy medications containing pseudoephedrine. On April 19, Cuba, Mo., became the 32nd Missouri municipality to pass such legislation. Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, a highly addictive drug. Missouri ranks first in the country in the number of meth lab incidents since 2001, and pseudoephedrine is the only ingredient that cannot be substituted in the manufacture of meth. Ellisville has held several work sessions about whether or not to enact legislation requiring a doctor’s prescription for pseudoephedrine-containing medications. The topic was revisited on April 20, and several area law enforcement officials spoke in favor of the legislation. Washington Police Chief Ken Hahn said the purpose is not to ban pseudoephedrine but to take a proactive approach to an ongoing epidemic. He said he has seen house fires and explosions as a result of homes being turned into meth labs. “With the prescriptions, the meth labs will be eliminated,” Hahn said. Hahn said states that have enacted statewide legislation, including Oregon and Mississippi, have seen a dramatic reduction in the number of meth labs. Pacific Police Chief Matt Mansell said Pacific passed a similar ordinance in December and since then, his department

has received zero complaints. “We’re trying to stop this epidemic,” Mansell said. “It’s very, very bad.” St. Louis County Police Detective Mike McCarthy said he has had to arrest the mothers and grandmothers of individuals wanting to get their hands on the pills. Ellisville Police Chief Tom Felgate, who at first thought of the inconvenience that requiring a prescription would cause, said he has since been educated on the subject by Franklin County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Jason Grellner and spoke in favor of the legislation. Among those opposing the proposed legislation was Dr. William Kincaid, who serves on the St. Louis Regional Asthma Consortium. He said that for patients using pseudoephedrine to combat colds and allergies, the drug is very safe. He said the city was attempting to put physicians in the middle of a law enforcement issue and that the legislation would add to the cost of medications. “Our job as physicians is to help people manage their disease,” Kincaid said. “I think it’s a bad law and bad policy. I don’t think it’s going to work.” At Ellisville’s work session in early April, Joy Krieger, president of the St. Louis chapter of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation, spoke also against requiring prescriptions, saying that for the average person with a cold or asthma, pseudoephedrine is a wonderful drug. “Many people will become compromised and affected if it becomes illegal,” Krieger said.

Manchester passes seat belt ordinance, pursues portable breathalyzers By BRIAN MCDOWELL The Manchester Board of Aldermen at its April 18 meeting passed an ordinance granting police authority to pull over motorists for not wearing a seat belt. Aldermen Bob Tullock (Ward 1) and Don Ryan (Ward 3), who were defeated in the April 5 election and were attending the final meeting of their terms as aldermen, voted against the measure. All other board members voted in favor of the ordinance, which was passed by a vote of 4-2. In other business, the board of aldermen voted unanimously to begin the grant application process that would allow the Manchester Police Department to purchase

portable breathalyzer tests. A change in Missouri election laws kept the city from swearing in its newly elected aldermen at the April 18 meeting. Now, the state waits two weeks after Election Day before officially certifying any election. According to Manchester City Manager Ed Blattner, the city considered changing the date of its April 18 meeting to April 19 in order to swear in the new city leaders, but he said there was no ordinance that would allow the city to make that change. The new aldermen, Paul Hamill (Ward 1) and John Schrader (Ward 3), will be sworn in and seated on May 2.

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New Jewish cemetery in Chesterfield offers solution to ‘complicated issue’ By SARAH WILSON Chesed Shel Emeth Society recently announced the May 8 opening of Beth Shalom Cemetery, located within the grounds of Chesed Shel Emeth Cemetery, at 650 White Road in Chesterfield. Beth Shalom is open to all members of the Jewish community, including Jews converted by rabbis of every denomination. “It is a wonderful solution that answers a need our board found to be more and more pressing,” Jerald Hochsztein, Chesed Shel Emeth board member, said. “After serving the Jewish community for more than 122 years and providing generation after generation a resting place, some presentday families were finding they were in the unfortunate position of having a loved one who had not been converted by an Orthodox rabbi.” Orthodox cemeteries follow Orthodox Jewish law, which states that a Jew of any denomination is offered burial. However, prior to Beth Shalom, converted Jews were required to be converted by an Orthodox rabbi in order to be buried in a Jewish cemetery. “We were not alone in this,” Alan Simon, president of the board of Chesed Shel Emeth, said. “Cemeteries nationwide are in similar circumstances. Not too many were familiar with this bylaw – not until it was too late.” The Chesed Shel Emeth Society set out to seek a remedy. Managing its original cemetery in University City and the newer location on White Road, the board and staff chose White Road, a location that was both respected and convenient. Additionally, there was plenty of room to be inclusive of the Jewish community beyond the restrictions, but they could not ignore Orthodox law. After some deliberation, the concept of establishing an independent, separate new

cemetery came to light. The cemetery would permit the burial not only of those born of Jewish faith, but also of those converted by Reform, Conservative, and Reconstructionist, as well as Orthodox, rabbis.  The cemetery is governed by its own covenants, is physically in its own section, centrally positioned within Chesed Shel Emeth and shares all of its features, amenities and peaceful environment. The process took more than three years, during which time Chesed Shel Emeth engaged in dialogue with those from all denominations in the St. Louis community and with religious leaders and those involved in all sides of the burial industry across the country. “We are encouraged already with the response we have gotten from the religious leadership in the community,” Simon said. “We intended for those closely involved to understand that it is our way of responding to a complicated issue.” Beth Shalom, though a separate entity, was established by The Chesed Shel Emeth Society, which governs the administration of its Orthodox cemetery. The new cemetery will share the same board of directors, office and maintenance. There will be no change in the care and burial currently offered.   Prior to the May 8 opening of Beth Shalom, there will be a dedication ceremony at 10 a.m. on Sun., May 1. The ceremony includes refreshments, and after, guests may view the grounds. Beth Shalom board members and staff will be available to answer questions.  The opening and dedication ceremony is open to the public. To RSVP or for information on individual circumstances regarding burial, plot selection and purchase at either cemetery, call Stanley Citerman at (314) 469-1891.


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Compromise reached on ‘puppy mill’ bill Missouri agricultural and animal wel- for veterinary care that must be provided to fare groups on April 18 outlined an dogs in breeding facilities. • Stronger standards conagreement that would strengthen requirecerning living conditions ments for the care and treatment of dogs for dogs in breeding faciliand protect Missouri agriculture. ties, including access to sufThe groups submitted a joint letter and ficient food and clean water. legislation to Gov. Jay Nixon and • Stronger standards concerning the Missouri General Assembly. the amount of space that must be According to the Missouri provided for each dog, with sufDepartment of Agriculture, the ficient time for the industry to proposed legislation upholds meet the higher standard. the intent of Missouri voters • Stronger state enforceconcerning the treatment of ment. dogs and incorporates legislative “Missouri voters clearly revisions necessary to ensure stated that they want proper implementation by stronger protections for providing: dogs, and this agree• Stronger standards ment upholds that intent,” Humane Society of Missouri President Kathy Warnick said. “Our agreement also allows responsible, professional breeders to continue to operate in Missouri. This agreement is a significant step forward.”

Karen Strange, president of the Missouri Federation of Animal Owners, said the agreement would benefit Missouri’s economy. “Agriculture is the backbone of Missouri’s economy, and dog breeders are a critical component of the agriculture industry,” Strange said. “This agreement protects our industry and will allow responsible breeders to continue to make a living in Missouri. Everybody came to the table on this agreement, and together, we’ve crafted a Missouri solution.” Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Jon Hagler said the agreement gave his department added tools to enforce the law and ensure a high-quality breeding industry in the state “Both sides are mindful of voters’ desire to address this issue and legislative efforts to do so, and they sat down to work through the details and forge an agreement,” Hagler said.    The letter to Nixon was signed by: Warnick; Strange; Bob Baker, Missouri Alliance for Animal Legislation; Barbara York, Missouri Pet Breeders Association; Don Nikodim, Missouri Farmers Care; and Hagler.

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Marathoner Dean Karnazes, who is running 50 marathons in 50 days, stopped on April 12 in Manchester.

Mega-marathoner stops in Manchester By BRIAN MCDOWELL Dean Karnazes, ultra marathon runner, is best known for once running 50 marathons in 50 states in 50 days. Regularly featured on the “Live! With Regis & Kelly” talk show, Karnazes now is running across America, 40 to 50 miles a day, to promote fitness and to raise both awareness and money for childhood obesity – and on April 12, he made a stop in Manchester to run a 5K with local students and community members. His travels also are being documented on

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By TED DIXON JR. The Creve Coeur City Council on April 11 authorized construction of a $25,000 sign for the city’s golf course and ice arena at Craig Road and Olive Boulevard – a decision which has some residents scratching their heads. The city had budgeted the funds in the current fiscal year for the new signage and is about to enter a contract with Adler Custom Signworks for the project, which should be completed by June 30. The total cost would include electrical, irrigation and landscaping done on the site. City leaders said the existing sign for the Creve Coeur Executive Office Park has fallen into disrepair and needs to be replaced. Creve Coeur City Councilmember Laura Bryant (Ward 4) said since the city operates a golf course, it is obligated to maintain the grounds and replace the signs there. “It is the right thing to do,” Bryant said. Acting Creve Coeur Mayor and Councimember A.J. Wang (Ward 2) said residents had told him the ice rink and golf course are very hard to find, and he thinks a sign would help. Councilmember Beth Kistner (Ward 1) said she looked forward to the sign for aesthetic reasons. “What’s there is crumbling and old. To advertise what’s back there is an added bonus,” Kistner said. But some Creve Coeur residents spoke

against the expenditure. “I just don’t think we need a $25,000 memorial sign to a dying golf course,” resident Lynn Berry said. “I do think we need directional signage to show where the heck the golf course is – then you’re spending a lot less money.” Resident Robert Kent said the annual shortfall for the Dielmann Enterprise Complex (DEC), where the golf course is located, would be approximately $260,000. He said the complex was supposed to be a self-sustaining enterprise. “The DEC has been consistently unable to meet its repayments of borrowing from the city, and instead of improving its financial condition, it is projected to double its losses,” Kent said. “Before any more capital is spent on this enterprise, full-time employees hired or major retail expenses committed, this taxpayer respectfully requests that council employ an independent golf course and ice rink financial consultant to provide an opinion as to the future viability of this enterprise.” Creve Coeur Assistant to the City Administrator Jaysen Christensen acknowledged the shortfall and said the city had been subsidizing the golf course by transferring funds to its general fund. He said the city had undertaken some projects to make the golf course more viable, such as reducing staff and forming a partnership with a golf website that would allow it to advertise discounted greens fees during slow periods.

City approves capital improvement plan By TED DIXON JR. The Creve Coeur City Council on April 11 adopted a capital improvement plan (CIP) for the years 2012 to 2016. In a presentation to the city, Creve Coeur Assistant to the City Administrator Jaysen Christensen said the CIP is a tool used to assess the city’s long-term capital needs and laid out overall revenues, expenditures and upcoming projects. He said the city’s primary revenue source – roughly $1.8 million – comes from the city’s half-sent sales tax, and that the city gets money also through grants. Expenditures for capital projects fluctuate, depending on whether the city is successful with its grant applications, he said. In this fiscal year, Creve Coeur will spend $200,000 on a boiler for the government center, $200,000 for Dautel Road street realignment, $40,000 for the stormwater

master plan and $20,000 on public art. Projects penciled in for 2012 include the $221,000 playground for Conway Park and a $200,000 street resurfacing plan for Conway Road. The city has ambitious and energy efficient plans for its government center, including retrofit lighting, a Web-based digital control system and replacement of windows and exhaust fans in the gym area. Christensen said projected savings from those projects would be $50,000. Projects that will be removed from the city’s CIP include the $10 million flyover bridge at I-270 and the Ambois Road extension. Christensen said there was no funding available for the bridge project, and he said the Ambois Road extension was a highcost project in which there was no community interest.


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Rossman School senior kindergarten teacher Kathleen Bauer and second grader Rachel Geller after having 10 inches of hair trimmed.

Locks of Love Rossman School second grader Rachel Geller and senior kindergarten teacher Kathleen Bauer recently had 10 inches of their hair cut off to be donated to Locks of Love, an organization that helps disadvantaged children with medical hair loss. It was the fourth time Bauer made a donation to the organization. Geller, 7, is the daughter of Colleen and Michael Geller, of Wildwood. Kim Wicks, owner of Frontenac Salon and Spa, gave the haircuts with some help from Rossman

Parkway is scheduled to make up two days for inclement weather on Fri., April 29 and the morning of Fri., May 27 (halfday only). The last day of school for all students will be a half-day in the morning on Fri., May 27. Also, Thurs., May 26 will become a  full day of attendance for students in kindergarten through eighth grade, not a half day as originally scheduled.  Grades eight through 12 will follow their normal final exam schedule of morning half-days for the last three days of school. The updated spring calendar is posted on Parkway’s website at pkwy.k12.mo.us.

Parkway All District Art Show Parkway’s annual All District Art Show will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., April 30 and from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., May 1 at the Queeny Park Greensfelder Recreation Center. The event is free to the public and will feature original student art from all Parkway schools. The show is a culmination of the year’s work and will showcase the

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Parkway Missouri Scholars 100 Seven Parkway students were named Missouri Scholars 100, a statewide program that honors 100 of Missouri’s top academic students in the graduating class of 2011. Parkway Scholars 100 include: • Kyle Bailey – West • Amelia Chen – North • Linda Du – Central • Anisha Gururaj – Central • Meghan Scanlon – South • Michael Zhao – South Missouri Scholars 100 bases its selection primarily using the student’s GPA and ACT or SAT score. Each student nominated had to first meet criteria of an “Academic Decathlon,” which included 10 events designed to assure the academic strength of the student. To meet the decathlon requirements, the student must have a minimum GPA of 3.75, a minimum ACT score of 29 or a minimum SAT score of 1,900, be ranked in the upper 10 percent of the class and have taken upper-level courses in mathematics, science, English, and foreign language. The student also must have excellent attendance, be an exemplary school citizen and be involved in the school activity program. The students will be recognized at a luncheon during the Missouri Scholars 100 Program on May 1 in Columbia, Mo.

Team Boson from Eureka High School won first in the state FTC-level competition.  The robot is competing at the international event through April 30.

Rockwood robotics Two Rockwood School District robotics teams are competing at the international FIRST Championship from April 27-30 at the Edward Jones Dome. The teams are competing in the FTC-level, or small robot competition, and the FRC-level, or big robot competition. The Eureka High School team, Boson Subatomic Particles, is competing at the FTC-level.  Earlier this year, the team, which is coached by Eureka High Teacher Bob Spellmeyer, won first in state in this category.  “I’m very proud of the team,” Spellmeyer said. “The students don’t get discouraged if the robot malfunctions or breaks; they just focus on the problem and find a solution.” The district-level team, Rock-bots, is competing at the FRC-level with approximately 275 teams from across the

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More than 25 students involved with Marquette High School’s Key Club, Art Club and National Art Honor Society donated their time and talents to create a mural in the bowling alley at the Missouri School for the Blind. Organized by teachers Alex Nelle, Stephanie McDaniel and Jamie Overschmidt, the project allowed students to showcase their creativity and benefit students at another school.  The National Art Honor Society developed sketches for the mural. Once the designs were finalized, students outlined the mural on the bowling alley walls and painted it.  “I was very impressed with the students’ drive and dedication to complete the mural,” Overschmidt said. “Not only was this an excellent opportunity for students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to a real life experience, but it allowed them to design a creative atmosphere for another group of students to enjoy.”   

world. Rockwood’s team is comprised of nearly 50 students from all four Rockwood high schools and is coached by teachers Elizabeth Boyce, Paige Hereford and Bob Spellmeyer.  This year, teams are tasked with creating a robot that can hang inner tubes on hooks at three different heights and deploy a mini-robot. Since January, students have met twice a week and every Saturday to work on the project. “Our robot is 100-percent student designed and student built,” Hereford said. “It’s wonderful to watch students take the initiative as they plan and execute the project.  We look forward to showcasing our design at the competition.” FIRST Championship combines the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. The event through April 30 is free and open to the public.

Parkway Albert Award The Parkway Alumni Association (PAA) recently presented three Parkway teachers with its Albert Award. Named in honor of Dr. Al Burr, a retired teacher, coach and

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The Parkway School District recently announced four new elementary school principals, who will assume their positions July 1. Dr. Kelli Moreton was selected as the new principal of Barretts Elementary. Moreton will replace Tim Dutton, who resigned, effective June 30. Moreton began her teaching career as an elementary classroom teacher in the Rockwood School District. She then taught fourth grade in Petaluma, Calif., before moving back to Rockwood. She later joined Parkway as the assistant principal of Oak Brook Elementary. Most recently, Moreton served as the principal of Valley Park Elementary in the Valley Park School District. Jami DeBosch was named interim principal of Bellerive Elementary. She will replace Debbie McMillan, who is retiring at the end of the 2010-11 school year. DeBosch began her teaching career in 2002 as a first-grade teacher at Parkway’s Henry Elementary. Most recently, DeBosch served as the administrative intern at Bellerive Elementary, since 2007. The Parkway Board of Education recommended Dr. Lisa Luna Schwarz as the new principal of Ross Elementary. She will replace Lisa Greenstein, who accepted a principal-ship in the Kirkwood School District for the 2011-12 school year. Schwarz began her teaching career in the Francis Howell School District as an elementary and middle school teacher. She then served the Kirkwood School District as a literacy coach and reading teacher. She moved to Parkway as a middle school intern/assistant

principal, K-12 communication arts coordinator and Title I director. Most recently, Schwarz served as the principal of Remington Traditional School in the Pattonville School District. Dr. Carrie Luttrell was named the new principal of Shenandoah Valley Elementary. She will replace Bruce Hunter, who announced his retirement after 31 years in Parkway, effective June 30. Luttrell began her teaching career as an elementary classroom teacher in Chilhowee R-IV and Knob Noster R-VIII school districts. After 14 years as a classroom teacher, she assumed the position of coordinator of curriculum and assessment in Knob Noster. Luttrell then moved to the Fort Osage R-I School District and served as director of curriculum and assessment. Most recently, Luttrell served as the executive director of curriculum, instruction and assessment in School District.

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Kennedy senior Paige Miller (center front) signs a letter of intent to play softball at Youngstown State University. Miller is pictured with her parents, Patti and Jeff Miller, and (back row, from left) Kennedy Athletic Director Rick Koettker, Varsity Softball Coach Troy Ufert, and Esprit 18 Coach Andy Heifner.

strikeouts. Here are the other athletes who signed: CBC: Nick Lenkman, soccer, University of Missouri-St. Louis; Andy Orf, volleyball, Lewis University; Mike Ehrhard, baseball, Southeast Missouri State University. Orf is a key member of CBC’s volleyball team this season. Through just a handful of games, he is leading the team with 53 kills and 31 digs in four matches. He currently is ranked among the top three high school boys’ volleyball players with his kills, digs, and passing percentage. “Andy Orf has been one of the best players to come through CBC’s volleyball pro-

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gram. I can only expect him to make a big impact in college at Lewis and beyond, if his talent takes him further, which it can,” Jeff Cheak, CBC volleyball coach, said. Ehrhard was a key member of CBC’s 2010 run into the state baseball finals, helping CBC win its first-ever Missouri state baseball championship. “Mike Ehrhard will continue to develop as a hitter and as a total player in college. He brings a tremendous work ethic,” Mason Horne, CBC baseball coach, said. Lenkman was a key member of CBC’s run into the state soccer tournament this season. “Nick Lenkman will be a good player in college, and I look forward to seeing his game blossom at the next level,” CBC Soccer Coach Terry Michler said.

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be world class and we will work hard for all of our teams to line up with that vision as well.” Westminster Christian Zell is a graduate of the University of Academy has new AD Missouri-St. Louis. He has a master’s Alan Miller is stepping down as West- degree from Southwest Baptist University. minster Christian Academy’s athletic While in the classroom, Zell was twice director at the conclusion of the current nominated by students to the Who’s Who school year. List of America’s Teachers. He was the Todd Zell has been named Westminster’s associate head coach of Summit’s softball new athletic director for team that won a state title in 2006. As the the 2011-12 school year. head boys’ basketball coach for four years, In his six-year tenure Zell led the team to a tournament champias athletic director, onship and doubled the school’s win total Miller was instrumental from the previous 13 years. in guiding the design of Westminster’s new stateHigh school girls’ track and field of-the-art athletic facili- Todd Zell ties in Town & Country. MICDS won the recent Skippy Keefer “I really did enjoy my Relays at John Burroughs with 103.5 six years here,” Miller said. “And I am points. excited that Todd Zell is going to be my MICDS won with 103.5 points. replacement. He is a great guy and will The other team scores in order were: provide strong leadership for the athletic Affton, 68; St. Joseph’s Academy, 51; program here at Westminster.” Rosati-Kain, 48; Lutheran South, 46.5; Miller said he had “no specific plans John Burroughs, 46; Nerinx Hall, 46; right now” but it is a good bet he will be Soldan, 36.5; Incarnate Word Academy, going to Taylor (Ind.) University in the 29.5; Maplewood-Richmond Heights, 25; fall to see his son, Timmy, who graduating, Westminster, 20.5; Clayton, 19; St. Elizaand Timmy’s older brother, Daniel, who is beth, 17; DuBourg, 17; Principia, 13; Ursua junior, playing soccer together. line, 10.5; Visitation, 8; Trinity, 6; Notre “I will enjoy the freedom to get up there Dame, 4; Brentwood, 4; and Metro, 2. and see some games,” Miller said. MICDS won several events. Lauren Zell comes to Westminster with four Waterburgh captured the long jump with years of athletic administration experience, a leap of 17 feet, 9 inches. In the discus, having served for the past four years as Yasmin Musaddiq won with a throw if 122activities director at Rockwood Summit. 10. The Rams also won two relays – the In addition to 11 years as a mathematics 800 in 1 minute, 45.6 seconds and the 400 teacher, Zell has been a basketball, softball, in 50.6. St. Joseph’s Academy won two events. baseball and golf coach. “I go to church with a lot of people who Krista Menghini took first in the 3200 run either work there or send their kids to West- in 12:09. Annie Shaughnessy captured the minster and have always thought of it as high jump with a jump of 5-1. Principia’s Liz Gilman won the pole an exceptional school,” Zell said. “When I heard that Alan was leaving, I checked vault by going 9-6. In the triple jump, into the position and then went through the Paiten Kelly, of Incarnate Word, won by gong 33-9. interview process.” Naturally, Zell is enthusiastic about his new job. “I am excited to be the new AD at West- High school boys’ golf The host school won the recent Parkway minster; it will be a new challenge,” Zell said. “It is such an exciting time coming South Invitational at Crescent Farm. Parkover there with them opening the new way South showed a team score of 496 to facility and joining a new conference (ABC finish in first place. The other team scores were: Lindbergh, League). “I believe the program is in pretty good 515; Kirkwood, 523; and Mehlville, 568. Patriots senior Kyle Weldon was the shape. I mean, they were voted the best small school athletics program twice in the medalist with a 1-over 73. This was the first year for of the tournalast few years. That says something about ment. what’s going on there.” “The reason it is only four teams is the He has intentions to help Westminster state allows a tournament of four or less to grow and prosper. “My goal for the program is basically the count as a match,” Parkway South Coach same that it is for the entire school,” Zell Mark Wade said. “This allows these 32 kids said. “The school is committed to making to play a match that is 18 holes. Crescent Westminster a world-class school. Athletics Farms is rounding into shape. The greens is a part of that vision as well. When it’s all are in excellent shape and the fairways are said and done, the facilities will definitely getting better every day.”

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By WARREN MAYES After the high school football season ends in November with the state championship games, a new era will begin. The Missouri State High School Activities Association Board of Directors have unanimously voted for a new football playoff format for the 2012 football season. Don Mauer, the athletic director at Mary Institute Country Day School (MICDS), is a MSHSAA board member. He was in the meetings to come up with the new configuration. “It was discussed and unanimously agreed on by the football advisory committee,” Mauer said. “Based on my discussions with the St. Louis representatives on the football advisory committee and other football coaches around our area, it is what’s best for football in our state. Not everyone shares that sentiment. “But, based on what the majority of our schools were in favor of, I voted in favor of the new system.” The new format will create a nine-game regular season with schools scheduling all nine of these games. The 10th week will be the beginning of the district championships. Teams will be placed into districts comprised of eight teams and seeded by a point system over the nine-game regular season. The third game of the championship series would be the district championship game, eight district champions and eight district runnerups being crowned. The district champions would then advance to the quarterfinals of the state series. There shall be two districts in 8-Man, four districts in Class 6, and eight districts each in Classes 1-5. Schools are grouped in districts based on geographical location. Classes 1-4 and Class 6 will consist of eight teams. Class 5 and 8-man

will be based on the number of teams in the region and the higher-seeded teams (1-2) will get byes in the district tournament if necessary. Jason West, MSHSAA communications director, said the current football playoff system dates to the 2006-2007 school year when the MSHAA started a four-year trial with two teams coming out the districts. “We just finished the third year, and we decided what are we going to do after the fourth year,” West said. “Do we keep the system or revert back to previous system where one team comes out of the district, or do we try something totally new?” It was decided to check with the coaches and athletic directors. “The feedback we received through questionnaires and surveys was let’s try some thing new,” West said. “Coaches wanted to keep conference affiliations and help them play 10 games in a year without having a bye or open dates at the end before the playoffs.” That laid the foundation for coming up with the new format. Mauer said it is a big improvement. “Personally, yes,” Mauer said when asked if he liked the change. “I was never a big fan of two teams coming out of districts. This system, like those for all other sports, is win and advance to the next round, lose and go home.” Several area coaches said they approve of the decision. Under the old system, there would be times when a 3-7 school would make the playoffs while a team with a 9-1 or 8-2 record would be left out. “I love the new system,” Parkway Coach Mark Goldenberg said. “I think it is a giant step in the right direction.”

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Parkway North Coach Bob Bunton to agreed. “I like the looks of the plan. I think the biggest improvement is that all of your games now count for something,” Bunton said. “You don’t play seven games and then start over in Week 8 like it is a brand new season like the previous system.” Marquette Coach Ryan Thornhill said he wants the best teams in the championship games, and the new system might accomplish that goal but more work needs to be done. “I think the playoff system should attempt to get the top two teams playing in the state finals,” Thornhill said. “I think the new system moves towards accomplishing this, but it still has a ways to go. I think it is good that Missouri is attempting to make our system better. “I do like it better than our current system. You have to seed a playoff, otherwise the two best teams in the state could play early in the playoffs, all because they are located close to each other. This scenario can still happen in this new system, but it will give them a chance to make it further in the playoffs before they meet.” Not worrying about travel will ensure getting the top teams to play for the championship in each class, Thornhill said. “I think it would be a great experience for our kids to get to play teams out of our area in the playoffs, and not just in the finals,” Thornhill said. “As long as the state is concerned about travel for each school, we will not always get the two best teams in the finals.” The format would more closely resemble the district championships in all of the MSHSAA’s other team sports. If the current start date is kept in place, the playoff games will still follow the WednesdayMonday-Saturday format. Another unique nuance to the format is the financial split of the Week 10 game. Because each school will only have the ability to schedule games one through nine, its schedule may be five home and four away games or four home and five away games. In Week 10, the higher seed will host the game. “The seeding will make it more fair but it could still be tough, depending on who is in what district, but at least it will be seeded and the whole year will matter as opposed to only the last three games,” Goldenberg said. “I think the coaches should seed – they do it in all the other sports – but still it is a giant step.” The point system can work in the seeding, Bunton said, but it must be developed fairly. “I do think this new system will have some things to be tweaked out, like the

point system,” Bunton said. “I believe we should leave the human element out of it when it comes to seeding teams after the ninth game. “It certainly will give every school an opportunity to experience postseason football and yet it will reward teams with good regular season records with a higher seed. The one aspect of it that remains to be determined is how the eight-team districts will be chosen, selected, or picked. You could still see some stacked districts, but I’m not sure you are ever going to find a perfect system.” The system to determine the points has yet to be determined. West said the points system is being looked at by the Football Advisory Committee. “The main focus is it will take your overall record, your opponents’ overall record, the margin of victory with a cap of plus/ minus 13 points, and bonus point for each class you play up,” West said. “Those calculations will be put together to come up with number and that will determine the eight seeds in the district.” Mauer said it remains a work in progress. “The final touches to the point system and seed process is being hammered out,” Mauer said. To make Week 10 financially equitable to all schools, the gate receipts (minus expenses) will be split 60/40, with the host team receiving 60 percent of the gate and the visiting team receiving 40 percent. The classification process will remain the same, with the largest 32 schools based on enrollment figures in Class 6. Class 1 will consist of the smallest 64 schools, the next 64 schools will make up Class 2, the next 64 will make up Class 3 and the next 64 will make up Class 4. The remaining schools will comprise Class 5. “Districts will be determined after this next season,” West said. “We were going to change them in 2012 anyway as it’s a two-year cycle with districts. We will try to keep them geographically placed to help schools with travel.” So after the fall season, a new era will begin in Missouri high school football. “All kids will have a fair chance at the playoffs,” Goldenberg said. Bunton said he had spoken to a handful of other coaches thinks “most are OK” with the new format. “You cannot please everyone, so there are going to be different takes and opinions on any system. I do think this is an improvement and right now – it appears to be an exciting change,” Bunton said. “I think the kids will benefit, because beginning in 2012, every kid that plays high school football in Missouri can say they experienced laying in the postseason.”


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Parkway South swimmer shoots for 2012 Olympics By WARREN MAYES Parkway South’s Lauren Votava has her eyes on the prize – a berth in the 2012 Olympics. Votava, 17, was the 2010 Swimmer of the Year, an award given to her by the Missouri Athletic Club. She earned the honor by making the Olympic Trials Standard in 100 and 200 freestyle events. She went a 56.46 seconds in the 100 free long course and recorded a 2 minute: 2.91 seconds time in the 200 free long course last summer. Next summer the Olympic trials will be held in Omaha, Neb. “If I made the Olympic team, that would be a dream come true,” Votava said. “Although, at the moment, I’m shooting to make semifinals and use this experience as a learning meet.” Votava swims with the Rockwood Swim Club. Mary Liston is her coach. “They take more swimmers in the 100 and 200 free because they get to swim relays, but you still have to be in the top eight in the U.S.A.,” Liston said about qualifying. “It can only be done at that meet. It will be a great experience racing with the best in the country, and I know she is looking forward to the meet. Anything can happen.” Votava does not go to Parkway South for

the entire day; she has been home-schooled for much of her life. “Honestly, I have the best of both worlds for schooling,” Votava said. “I get the public school benefits with the flexibility of home-school.” She has been swimming with Rockwood for seven years. Her best events are the 50, 100, and 200 free and along with the 100 butterfly. She is competitive also in the 500, 1000 free and 200 fly. Swimming with Rockwood helped her develop her potential. “I started swimming with a neighborhood team about nine years ago, and the summer when I was turning 11, the coach (Becky Sigman) suggested I join a yearround club,” Votava said. It took time for Votava to hone her skills. “Lots of kids younger than I was could beat me, and practices were hard enough that I dreaded practice,” she said. “But after about a year to a year and a half, with the help of some great coaches, I finally realized I loved to swim. Now, instead of dragging me to practice, my parents have to drag me away.” She enjoys competing with the club at the various meets. “I love the team feeling,” Votava said.

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“As a member of the USA Youth team, she will be given the chance to compete representing the U.S.A. somewhere in the fall of 2011,” Liston said. “One thing Lauren has been able to do is to attend the upper level meets when she has qualified. It is a big investment for a family, and the payoff will be where she swims in college and has the chance to compete internationally.”

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Westminster’s Timmy Miller will play soccer in college.

Westminster athlete excels at three sports By WARREN MAYES Westminster Christian Academy’s Timmy Miller is old-fashioned. In today’s high school sports world where athletes play one sport, the 6-foot2, 175-pound senior plays three – soccer, basketball and tennis. His teammates voted him captain of the soccer and tennis teams. Most athletes today play their high school sport and play on a club team for the rest of year. “In middle school, I thought about narrowing it down, but I like to play all three sports,” Miller, 18, said. “I think they complement each other. In soccer and tennis, you have to have good footwork. “I think most of all, I like playing with different guys. I have friends in all the sports. I have three different coaches who are all very good.” Miller is going to Taylor University, in Upland, Ind., to play soccer in college. Nathan Talley, Westminster tennis coach, said Miller is a three-year letterman and has been a solid contributor to the Wildcats’ program. “This year, he has climbed to No. 1. Part of this is because he is a phenomenal athlete with a great mental game, but I think another part of this has to do with his view of the season,” Talley said. “One of his biggest goals this season was just to have fun and enjoy playing with his teammates. For Timmy, having fun involves competing with everything he has and yet keeping things in perspective. “I think this takes away some of the negative performance pressure/anxiety some athletes feel and replaces it with sheer enjoyment of each day on the court.” A three-year starter in soccer, Miller

finished with a career-high 13 goals and 10 assists. He started off this year playing center back, then switched and played defense center midfielder. Soccer Coach Dan Legters said Miller quickly accepted the switch. “He started at center mid, moved back to center back for his sophomore and junior year, and though he started at center back his senior year, when we made our tactical adjustment for the year, he was back at center mid where he was our field general, much like a quarterback is for a football team,” Legters said. “Everything on offense went through him this year, but he was such a workhorse that he always got back and was our first line of defense at midfield. … He made other players look good because of what he did for them on the field.” In basketball, Miller played guard, and Coach Eric Bain said he did it well. “In my opinion, he is the best defensive player in St. Louis,” Bain said. “This season he always guarded the other team’s top scorer, and he held every one of them below their season average – in some cases by more than 10 to 15 points.” Miller’s time at Westminster is growing short, and his coaches will miss him. “He is a great young man. He is highly respected by his peers here at Westminster and though he was chosen to be captain, it wasn’t all because of skill,” Legters said. “When I think of a Westminster studentathlete, he is a great example of what we strive our students to do and be every day whether in the classroom or out of it, on the field or off the field. He is an exceptional young man with a very bright future ahead of him. We’ll miss him.”


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West County artist finds niche in faces By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES Caitlin Feldman, of West County, is a remarkable 17-year-old senior at Parkway North High. A fused glass artist, Feldman designs and creates one-of-a-kind “abstracted faces.” She was the youngest exhibitor at the recent Queeny Park Spring Art Fair, honored to be among the 130 selected artists. Feldman works in her basement studio by first gluing glass pieces down on another piece of glass. She individually cuts, positions and forms each whimsical creation, and then fires it in a kiln. Her pieces vary from a single to four faces on a background piece of glass. Each one expresses its own personality with its distinct hair and eye color, exaggerated eyelashes, lips and even freckles. In addition, Feldman creates fused glass weavings, bricks, decals and stencils. Each colorful sheet has to be carefully sliced with a tile saw and then incorporated into a bigger piece of fused glass that is formed into a plate, platter, dish or bowl. Feldman has always enjoyed art but found her true niche at the age of 14, during a two-week glass bead-making camp. “I loved the class so much because I was able to work with my hands and be myself,” Feldman said. “It was also a great stress reliever.” Feldman chose to do geometric faces because of the difficulty of cutting glass into circular shapes. She loved working with glass so much that she found an art shop near her house called Glasshopper Studio. There, she

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Greater St. Louis Book Fair returns to West County By SHANNON F. IGNEY The Midwest’s largest charity book sale – the Greater St. Louis Book Fair – will return April 28-May 1 to West County and once again will be held in the lower level of the Macy’s east parking garage in West County Center in Des Peres. “The fair has become the Midwest’s biggest charity book sale, thanks to the generosity of the St. Louis metro area,” said Marilyn Brown, a veteran committee member. The Greater St. Louis Book Fair raises funds to promote education and literacy for underserved individuals in the St. Louis metropolitan area. Throughout the year, committee members readied for this year’s fair – the 62nd annual – by collecting donated items and organizing them into categories. “We collect every type of book imaginable, and we price competitively,” Brown said. “We always attempt to price items lower than anywhere else.” Most items are priced in the $1 to $5 range, and hundreds of thousands of items are for sale, including books, movies, and music. This year, organizers have arranged also for some new elements for the fair. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the fair committee created a special section dedicated to that period of American history. There will be a wide selection of books and educational videos on the topic, and

“Dennis the Yankee,” a Civil War historian, will be on hand to answer questions about the war and its importance. Also new this year is the Book Club to Go section, where shoppers can buy prepackaged bundles of a single title. “Book clubs are growing in popularity, and we wanted to provide groups an instant and inexpensive book club selection,” Brown said. “Sets include a wide range of recent titles and are grouped in sets of four or six. Collections available include ‘Water for Elephants,’ ‘The Help,’ ‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,’ ‘The Elegance of the Hedgehog,’ ‘Tuesdays with Morrie,’ ‘My Sister’s Keeper,’ ‘Sarah’s Key’ and ‘Olive Kitteridge.’” In keeping with tradition, there will be an auction and merchandise preview on Thursday, and tickets to that event will be sold on site for $10. Admission on Friday, Saturday and Sunday is free. The auction will feature a number of rare and out-of-print books, as well as literary collectible items. “Some of the (auction) items available include ‘The Mosquito Coast’ – in its jacket and autographed by Paul Theroux; ‘Bread Upon the Waters’ – in its jacket and autographed by Irwin Shaw; and ‘Out There’ – First Edition, signed by Howard Blum,” Brown said. More information and a complete list of auction items can be found at stlouisbookfair.org.


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a driver’s license or in a will written before 2008 is not legally binding and can be ruled tability to this process.” out by a potential donor’s next of kin. A blood test Waltman took 10 years “It’s a bit convoluted,” Waltman said. ago revealed some damage to his kidneys, “People that wanted to donate and expressed which since have further deteriorated and a desire to donate got overruled by their currently are 20 percent functional. The wives or family members. That happened organs will continue to deteriorate about all the time.” 2-3 percent every year. If their functionalChanges in Missouri law since 2008 ity falls below 15 percent, he will have to have addressed the issue. Now, a person’s go on a dialysis machine to keep his kidneys active. Waltman has been on the list for a year and a half. The average wait for someone in the St. Louis area to receive a new kidney is three to five years. Fortunately, dialysis makes it possible for kidney patients to wait that long. “They’re very vague about how long this takes,” Waltman said. “They don’t tell - Robert Hohman you where you are on the list, so you never know how your luck is running. It’s basically supply and demand.” Waltman obtained a place on the list after documented decision to donate is honored being screened by transplant organizers, even without family consent. However, who determined he was in serious need of those who agreed to donate prior to August a transplant and healthy enough to benefit 2008 are urged to put their names on the from it. new registry. Waltman continues to run his practice as In some other countries, such as France, he awaits organ donation. medical professionals assume that people “I’m still working and still busy,” he said. want to donate their organs unless they “I’m kept busy doing something useful, so specifically make it known that they do not. I don’t have time to ruminate about things. But in the U.S., the opposite assumption is Those that are kept at home or have to be on made. dialysis quite a bit probably have a harder Waltman said anyone who wants to time with this than I do, but I haven’t had donate their organs should have a serious to do that yet.” discussion about it with family members He said productivity has helped him and make their wishes clear. keep a positive frame of mind. “People should understand what their “I’m optimistic, although I know young family members want,” Waltman said. people are given preference,” Waltman To save people like Waltman and to said. “I just hope that people become more ensure more success stories like those of aware of the need for organ donations.” Belfiglio and Hohman, those in Missouri One of the great frustrations felt by who want to be added to the new organ potential organ recipients is that the wish donor registry should visit DonateLifeMisto donate organs expressed on the back of souri.com. ORGANS, from page 51

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Chesterfield artist focuses on local community By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES A familiar face on West County’s art scene, Chesterfield resident Linda Green Metzler is a prolific watercolor artist, writer, teacher and photographer. Her artistic focus is on community. During many area events, the vivacious Metzler can be seen, camera in hand, recording future subjects for her easel. Metzler’s paintings are recognizable by her signature bright colors. Landscapes, city streets, storefronts, buildings, and the man on the street inspire her. “My work resonates with average people who have strong emotional attachments to the small towns, country places, and familiar corners of the city,” Metzler said. For example, one recent work, “The Custard Stand,” depicts the landmark Ted Drewes Frozen Custard. Metzler’s formal training began at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She later received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Scripps College in California, and spent a year studying painting at the Art Students League of New York. Upon graduation, Metzler traveled the British Isles, honing her watercolor and illustration skills. She settled in St. Louis in the early ‘70s, studied at Washington University, and became assistant art director in Ralston Purina’s International Division. Thereafter, Metzler developed her own graphics business, serving a distinguished commercial client list. Today, she concentrates on her watercolor painting. Metzler portrays West County and its environs in a unique way. “In my art I strive to speak about the community to the community, revealing the beauty and goodness in our everyday world,” She said. She recently produced

a watercolor series depicting sculptor Don Wiegand’s unusual studio interior and surrounding parkland in Chesterfield. As newsletter editor for the prestigious National Society of Arts and Letters, St. Louis Chapter, she recently spotlighted Wiegand, thus promoting national recognition for West County as a thriving artistic center. “I thank Linda for immortalizing The Wiegand Foundation’s studio/museum,” Wiegand said. “She is dedicated to the true mission of artists.” Nancy Dorwart, manager of Art Trends Gallery in Chesterfield, said, “We’re proud to display Linda’s amazing watercolor art. She has high integrity, and works very hard to market her art and talent in the best possible environment. Linda is also very generous with her time and resources when it comes to helping others.” With the mantra, “Watercolor is not just for framing,” Metzler uses her watercolor images to enhance handmade fine crafts – applying miniature giclee prints “a la decoupage” onto wood and tin boxes, hand-fashioned books of poetry, and greeting cards. She especially enjoys working en plein air, the French expression meaning “in the open air,” or painting outdoors. Searching in places like Augusta and St. Charles, she finds true joy at her easel outdoors, painting the seasons, the weather and the story of a beautiful day. Metzler will teach a Chesterfield Arts summer camp, Plein Air-Watercolors, painting the outdoor beauty of Faust Park, from June 6-10. For information, call 5191955 or visit chesterfieldarts.org. For more on Metzler, visit lgmetzlerart. com.


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School districts offer developmental screenings for young children By MARCIA GUCKES Parents of pre-schoolers living in Parkway or Rockwood school districts do not need to wonder if their children are developing normally. That is because there are experts in each district who are available to evaluate a child’s development and let parents know exactly how their offspring is doing. Both districts offer screenings for children from age 6 months old to 5 years old. The screenings let parents know how their child is progressing in five main areas of growth: • Speech and language skills • Large and fine motor skills • General knowledge • Hearing • Vision “It’s a way to know that your child is on target with their development, and it’s a way to look at what areas need encouragement and need to be developed further,” Parkway’s Early Childhood Center Director Jean Manning said. Rockwood’s early childhood program also encourages screenings. According to Rockwood officials, screening is important because children grow and learn at a rapid pace, and screening allows parents the opportunity to see if their child is meeting developmental milestones. It is a valuable tool for detecting potential delays. Researchers at the National Survey of Children’s Health (NSCH) Data Resource Center have found that most children who would benefit from early intervention are not identified until after they start school. The NSCH has found also that even pediatricians when relying on clinical judgment alone fail to detect delays more than 70 percent of the time. Manning said young children’s skills often do not develop evenly. “While a child might be really good in motor skills, their language may not be delayed, but it may not be as strong,” Manning said. “And, then, once they accomplish all the motor development, then they start working on language. So, they’re not always working on every area at the same time.” The youngest children, ages 6 months to 3 years, usually are given a sensory screening for overall health, including vision and hearing. Sensory screens are designed to evaluate how a child processes his world through his senses. Interviews and observations might include assessing areas such as a child’s activity level, response to sound, reaction to moving objects and faces, and reaction to hugs or wet diapers. Both Parkway and Rockwood send

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Young chefs learn ABCs of cooking By JILL WALKER On the morning of April 16, a kitchen in Chesterfield bustled with activity. Chefs moved quickly about, gathering the ingredients needed for the day’s menu: SpongeBob’s krabby patties and sweet potato chips. The chefs ranged in age from 5 to 12 and were attending a workshop at ABC Chefs Cooking Academy, which on April 16 held its grand opening at Chesterfield Mall. Chesterfield resident Faronda Davis, who owns the business with her husband, Steve, works with kids aged 2 to 17 and has been educating children about food for 10 years. “We started in pre-schools,” Davis said. “I wanted to teach kids about all the wonderful foods that I grew up with. In Florida, we could walk out our back door and get fresh fruit Faronda Davis, owner of ABC Chefs Cooking Academy and all kinds of vegetables.” in Chesterfield. Her workshops proved so popular that they expanded to local elementary schools, and the the fun is easy. The group reviews the demand led Davis to open a permanent recipe, and in classes with kids who location. are old enough to read, chefs take turns “Parents have been very supportive reading each line of the recipe. and asking me to start something like For groups of younger children, an this,” Davis said. adult chef reads the recipe aloud. Next, Kids attending Davis’ classes learn young chefs gather ingredients, and many valuable cooking lessons, rang- adult chefs explain how combinations ing from kitchen safety to nutrition. of ingredients affect flavor. But also worked into classes are math, Another important lesson that is conteamwork and critical thinking skills. tinually reinforced is the proper way to All lessons emphasize having fun while use knives. learning. “They learn how to use a knife safely The fun begins when the kids walk in and what each knife is used for,” Davis the door. Upon arrival, each young chef said. receives a chef hat to personalize. Once When lessons are complete and the their hat is completed, the first lesson – food is ready, chefs sit down to taste “Always wash your hands” – is taught. their creations, savoring every morsel Working a little reading and math into of the meal they made.

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Gamma Tree Experts is expanding to Chesterfield after investing $1.7 million to purchase a 33,500-square-foot building on a 3.5-acre site at 732-756 Goddard Ave., where it will operate its third tree, shrub and grounds maintenance center in metro St. Louis. The company is owned by brothers Tim and Tom Gamma. ••• Batteries Plus, the nation’s largest allbattery franchise, is expanding into the light bulb market. Beginning in May, area Batteries Plus stores will carry light bulbs for every purpose. The Batteries Plus at 14783 Manchester Road in Ballwin will be the first store in the St. Louis area to offer light bulbs. ••• Manchester Eye Care, formerly located at 14395 Manchester Road near Henry Avenue, has relocated to a larger space one-half mile to the west at 14552 Manchester Road in Ballwin. The phone number remains the same.

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By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES Mary Beth Flynn, 52, has spent most of her life creating art. These days, she shares her talents by teaching art to elderly individuals in many West County retirement communities, including Surrey Place, Brooking Park, Cape Albeon, Delmar Gardens, Mari de Villa, and Sunrise Senior Living. Flynn works with seniors of all skill levels, including those who are independent and those with severe memory loss. She is convinced that at some level, everyone is an artist and that healing can be found in artistic and creative activities. Flynn holds a bachelor’s degree in interior design and for a number of years worked as a commercial designer. In 1995, she began work as a professional artist and developed a nationally recognized house portrait business. During that period, she worked also as a caregiver and became increasingly aware of the need for stimulating activities for seniors. The combination of being an artist and caregiver led her to realize she had the skills and experience to develop and teach art programs for seniors. Two years ago, Flynn started Artfully Aging, Art Programs for Seniors. She developed a collection of projects that she tailors to the skill level of her various seniors groups. “They’re able to tap into their own creative nature while experiencing both enjoyment and a feeling of accomplishment,” Flynn said of the adults with whom she works. “Some seniors have been interested in art throughout their lives and are grateful to have a place to continue their passion, while others may never have held a paintbrush before.” Classes for those with severe memory

loss bring her a special sort of satisfaction. “Most people with dementia have lost some of their inhibitions, so these art sessions are often full of fun and laughter,” Flynn said. “The key is to have zero expectations and never worry about staying within the lines.” Flynn gently engages those with dementia in creative ways, always aiming to make each person feel good. “I focus on simple motivation to get them to draw by using props like seasonal fruits, flowers, pumpkins and leaves,” Flynn said. “The mental stimulation of painting helps in bringing out their creativity. “Occasionally, with severely disabled participants, a more one-on-one approach is required. … I guide their hand as they dip their brush in the water and help them to apply the paint strokes. They relax, look at the colors they’ve selected, and sure enough, smiles appear.” Linda Yoder, social worker and activities director at the Mari de Villa retirement community in Town & Country, said Flynn’s technique makes art approachable for everyone. “Her step-by-step methods are so encouraging,” Yoder said. “She definitely has a positive effect.” Flynn, working with seniors has been fulfilling, sometimes challenging, but always fun. “I’ve experienced firsthand the life-giving benefits which come from engaging in the creative process,” she said. “I get immense satisfaction when I look around and see every participant immersed in their painting. Throughout my life I have benefited greatly from my own art, and now I can share this gift with my classes. I think everyone has a creative side, and my goal is to help each participant unleash theirs.”


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Event s BENEFITS A garage sale to benefit Reverb, the youth group of LifePoint Church (formerly Rockwood Baptist) is from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wed., April 27, Fri., April 29 and Sat., April 30 at the church, just off Hwy. 109 at 1400 Babler Park Drive in Wildwood. All items will be marked half price at noon on Saturday. The church is accepting taxdeductible items to sell. Call 458-3885. ••• Kiwanis Club of Chesterfield hosts its 23rd annual civic prayer breakfast to benefit Camp Wyman from 7 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. on Thurs., April 28 at the Doubletree Hotel (16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield). The camp is a teen outreach program that provides leadership and development opportunities for underprivileged high school students. Tickets are $25 each, with tables of eight for $200. Call 236-5562 or visit chesterfieldkiwanis.org. ••• The West St. Louis County/Eureka Lions annual barbecue is from 10:30 a.m. until sundown on Fri., April 29, Sat., April 30, Fri., May 6, Sat., May 7, Fri., May 13, Sat., May 14, Fri., May 20 and Sat., May 21 on Hwy. 109 at Central Avenue, four blocks south of I-44. The menu includes ribs, pork steaks, chicken, bratwurst, sandwiches and dinners. Proceeds benefit organizations including the Missouri School for the

Blind, Lions Eye Research and Eye Clinic, college scholarships for Eureka high school seniors, care packages to troops and the Lions summer youth swimming program. On Fridays, call 388-5775 to order lunch delivery. ••• Friends of Kids with Cancer hosts the 11th annual Walk with a Friend at Sunrise Celebration 5K run and 1-mile walk at 9 a.m. (registration starts at 8 a.m.) on Sat., April 30 at Maryville Centre. The registration fee includes a T-shirt, First Watch breakfast and entertainment. Register at friendsofkids.com or by calling (314) 2757440. ••• West County Family YMCA hosts its 31st annual Golf Classic with registration beginning at 10 a.m. on Tues., May 3 at Whitmoor Country Club. A catered lunch, golf clinic, gift packages, dinner, silent auction and appearance by Fox 2’s Kevin Steincross are featured. Call Cindy Wilhelm at 532-6515 ext. 264 or email cwilhelm@ymcastlouis.org. ••• The West St. Louis County/Eureka Lions hosts the 20th annual Bowling for Sight at 6:30 p.m. on Wed., May 4 at West County Lanes in Ellisville. The night includes bowling, 50/50 drawings and attendance prizes. Proceeds benefit organizations including the Missouri School for the

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Blind, Lions Eye Research and Eye Clinic, college scholarships for Eureka high school seniors, care packages to troops and the Lions summer youth swimming program. Attendees must sign up by April 27. Signup sheets are available at West County Lanes, and information is available by calling Steve Downs at 391-9111. ••• The second annual Celebrity Shoot hosted by Josh Brown and Adam Wainwright is 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Fri., May 6 at the St. Louis Skeet & Trap Club (18554 Franklin Road, Pacific). Shooters compete in an authentic sporting clay experience, enjoying multiple shots from various stations, with a different professional athlete competing at each station. Proceeds benefit Coaches Time Out, which supports, equips and challenges coaches to live on and off the field in an intentional, character-driven manner influencing lives. Registration is $275 per shooter at stlouiscelebrityshoot. com or by calling 299-2329. ••• The West County Walk is at 7:30 a.m. on Sat., May 7 in the stadium at Lafayette High School. The 5K walk includes a survivors’ lap and raises funds to fight breast cancer and many other types of cancer. Visit thewestcountywalk.com. ••• West County Bible Church hosts a rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat., May 7 at the church (82 Henry Ave. in Ellisville). The rain date is Sat., May 21. The sale benefits work with the church’s sister-church in Barranquilla, Colombia.

Call Deb Cross at 227-7292. ••• The city of Ballwin and St. Luke’s Hospital Spirit of Women program partner for the third annual Honor Your Mother Walk at 9 a.m. on Sat., May 7 in Vlasis Park. The 1- or 3-mile walk promotes women’s health and honors mothers. A portion of proceeds provides breast health education and mammograms for the underserved. For information or to register, visit ballwin.mo.us. ••• The American Cancer Society presents “Winearoo,” a wine tasting and art show, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thurs., May 12 at Dave Mungenast Lexus of St. Louis (13700 Manchester Road in Manchester). Samplings of fine wines, art exhibits, jewelry vendors, hors d’oeuvres and live entertainment are featured. Art and wine are available for purchase. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased at celebaroo.org, by phone at (314) 286-8157 and at the door. ••• Knights of Columbus hosts its 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament and Dinner Auction at 12:30 p.m. (registration starts at 11 a.m.) on Mon., May 16 at The Landings at Spirit Golf Club. The event is sponsored by the Ascension Knights of Columbus to benefit Wings of Hope and Knights of Columbus General Charity Fund. It is open to all and includes lunch, fun, prizes and more. For information or to register call Tim Ferguson at (34) 550-5270 or Mike Berg at 532-0064. •••

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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM The 13th annual Golf Tournament for Friends of Kids with Cancer is at 12 p.m. on Mon., May 23 at Whitmoor Country Club. There is a shotgun start with standard foursomes. The tournament includes a catered lunch, snacks and games on the course and a dinner auction for $300 per golfer. Register by calling (314) 275-7440 or visiting friendsofkids.com.

Family & Kids The Ballwin Department of Parks and Recreation hosts Kids Night Out from 6 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. on Fri., April 29 at The Pointe. Parents enjoy a night out while kids enjoy swimming, games, crafts and pizza. Registration is $12 or $10 for VIPs. Register at ballwin.mo.us. ••• Ballwin hosts a rocket building course from 10 a.m. to noon on Sat., April 30 at The Pointe and on Sat., May 7 at Ferris Park. The event is open for kids ages 7 to 10. Each child builds and launches their own rocket, led by a qualified instructor from Hobbeytown USA. Registration is $29, or $24 for VIPs, and includes rocket, supplies and motors. Visit ballwin.mo.us for details. ••• Friday Frenzie is from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Fri., May 20 in the Next Generation Center at St. John Lutheran Church (15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville). High-energy games, food and fun are offered for third and fourth graders for $5. Visit stjstl.net for details. ••• St. Louis County Greek Fest 2011, “A Taste of Greece from This Side of the Atlantic,” is from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Fri., May 27 through Mon., May 30 at Assumption Greek Orthodox Church (1755 Des Peres Road in Town & Country). Greek foods, live entertainment, church tours, activities for kids, a Greek market and more are featured. Visit stlgreekfest.com. ••• West St. Louis County Lions Club of Eureka sponsors free summer swimming lessons from 9 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 11:45 am. Tuesday through Friday from May 31 through June 3 and Tuesday though Friday from June 7 to June 10 at Wildwood Family YMCA. The program consists of eight sessions and is available to children ages 7 to 12. Instructors are certified by Wildwood Family YMCA. To register, call 388-5775.

LIVE PERFORMANCES “All in the Timing,” a series of one-act plays about relationships, communication and timing, is at 7:30 p.m. on Fri., April 29 and Sat., April 30 at the St. Louis Community College Wildwood campus. Admission is free, and seats are available on a

first-come, first-served basis. Call Trish at 422-2244. ••• The Town & Country Symphony Orchestra performs at 1:30 p.m. on Sun., May 15 at Principia’s Ridgeway Auditorium. The full orchestra performs with special guest artists. Visit tcsomo.org.

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Senor Pique inspires customers to go beyond burritos By SUZANNE CORBETT Wholesome family recipes encompass the menu at Senor Pique, where regional authentic flavors of Mexico are served daily. “We cook the kind of food I grew up with,” Angel Jimenez, owner of Senor Pique, said. “My mom makes all the sauces and salsas, even the Molé sauce, which uses five different kinds of peppers, peanuts, almonds and chocolate. It’s a long process, but people appreciate it because the flavor is the best.” Molé, considered one of the more famous Mexican gourmet sauces, is used in the Enchiladas de Molé, Jimenez’s grandmother’s recipe, which features three Molé-covered chicken-filled enchiladas topped with sweet white onions, sour cream and Queso Fresco. Another house specialty is the Tostadas de Tinga, an unusual tostada treatment layered with beans and chipotle chicken and traditionally topped with lettuce, tomato, sour cream and cheese. Each is served with a choice of a side. Jimenez recommends Senor Pique 14870 Manchester Road • Ballwin (636) 394-3455 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sun. – Thurs.; 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Fri. – Sat. (bar open until midnight) www.senorpique.com

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6 3 6 - 3 9 4-0799 6 3 6 - 3 4 6-6386

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Meeting All Your Storm Repair Needs With Value and Integrity-GUARANTEED

Call 314-599-3175

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SHOWERS REBUILT BATHROOMS REMODELED “Water Damaged Showers a Specialty” Tub to Stall Shower Conversions Grab Bars/ High Toilets/ Personal Showers visit our showroom

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www.tileandbathservice.com Senior Discounts Available

Tile & Bath Service, Inc. 25 Years Experience • At this location 20 years 14770 Clayton Road • Ballwin, MO 63011

Power wash solutions • House Wash • Concrete Cleaning • Sealing • Deck Restoration • Staining • Fence Restoration Licensed & Insured

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CEDAR PRO DECK STAINING Painting Cedar Staining • Powerwashing

636-391-6905

Decks • Fences • Play Sets • Gazebos Work Guaranteed 17 Years Experience • References Free Estimates 314-452-2204

Avallon Painting 314-359-9630

• Interior/Exterior • Deck Staining • Power Washing • Wood Replacement

• Wallpaper Removal • Drywall & Plaster Repair • Fully Insured

Painting St. Louis Since 1974

A+ Accredited

FREE Estimates

Ceiling Fans • Wholehouse Fans Gable Vent Fans • Recessed Lighting

Specializing in installation for two story homes with no wiring on first floor. When Handyman Quality Just Won't Do.

(314) 510-6400

10% DISCOUNT with annual cutting contract!

Grass Cutting • Fertilizing Programs Tree & Shrub Care • Core Aeration • De-Thatching • Seeding/Sod

Tom Langley - Owner • 314-651-LAWN (5296) or 314-452-2100

Top Gunn Deck & Fence Revival Top Gunn Home Improvements

WE DO IT ALL!

• Powerwash/Stain • Decks - Fences • Interior/Exterior Paint • Install/Repair Decks - Fences Concrete Work • Full Remodeling

Complete Residential Service

INSTAllATIoN ProFESSIoNAlS

All Around Landscape Design & Installation COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL Serving St. Louis County Since 1978

BY BRUSH ONLY

"No Mess, No Stress"

THE FAN MAN

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D-K Electric Residential- Commercial

New Service- Repair- Remodeling Troubleshooting - Free Estimates

636-458-1559

*Ask about our discounts* Licensed- Bonded- Insured

HanDYMan

On a VOP call PrOfessiOnal! handyman

Home Repairs • Plumbing • Electrical Carpentry • Painting • Windows & Doors Appliances • Roof Repairs • Decks & More!

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• • • • •

1 Room Or Entire Basement FREE Design Service Finish What You Started As Low As $15 sq. ft. Professional Painters, Drywall Hangers & Tapers

Call Rich on cell 314.713.1388

West County

ELECTRICAL DE SIGNS Kitchen Lighting Upgrades • Recessed Lighting • Pendant Lighting • Under Cabinet Lighting • All Residential Electrical • Exterior/Security Lighting •Flat Screen/Surround Sound • Panel Upgrades/Basement Wiring

314.836.6400

“Let Us Shine the Perfect Light on Your Investment.”

• Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Power Washing • Deck Restoration Call Today!

Squeaky Clean Insured • Free Estimates

(314) 494-7719

GOT MOLD? Let us help!

Biotek

Certified Mold Remediation Company Specializing in: • Residential Remediation • Commercial Remediation • Indoor Air Quality

636•887•4384

Seabaugh Furniture & Decorating Co., Inc Since 1930 Upholstering, Repairing and Refinishing

17322 Manchester Road

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Our Reputation is Our Guarantee

$200 Off Any Remodeling Job Over $4,000

•Kitchens • Baths • Finished Basements • Room Additions • Custom Carpentry

From the Simple....To the Most Extravagant

Kitchens • Basements • Baths

$1,000.00 Off

Roy Kinder

Master Carpenter #1557 Custom Contractor/Builder

Must be presented upon initial appointment. Certain stipulations apply. Thru 5/31/11. Cannot be combined with any other offers.

(636) 391-5880

Many Spring Discounts Available 636-887-4384 www.bdmrestorationinc.com

Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Since 1979 • www.finishtrim.com

WEGENER ASPHALT PAVING , INC.

“Excellence In Remodeling Since 1987”

636-282-7950

www.gachott.com Fully Insured/Licensed

at Reasonable Prices Residential • Commercial • Subdivision Work

1279 Hwy 100 • Wildwood, MO 63069

314-849-2604

Residential • Commercial • New Construction

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Work Guaranteed • Insured • References

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Visit our showroom in the Maplewood Area! 7156 Manchester • (314) 644-2625 • www.stlouisstair.com

Bonded & Insured/Experienced Employees/ Professional, Safe And Reliable

$500 Spring Discount With this ad!

Custom-Designed & Built Decks • Porches • Gazebos

(636) 227-0800 www.archadeck.com FREE ESTIMATES

West

Client: AdvAntAge PAinting & PowerwAshing

Interior & Exterior Painting Mold Removal • Wallpaper Stripping Top Quality Work • FREE Estimates

Call for Free Design Consultation and Estimates

(314) 581-0099 www.LandDesignStl.com

NO MORE MOLES!

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InSuREd • MEnTIOn Ad & RECEIVE 10% OFF

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Don’t Live With Moles... My Customers Don’t!

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Mon, Tu, Th, Fri. 12-5; Sat. 10-1; Closed Sun. & Wed.

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Your Stairs

Replace Old Iron Rails • Upgrade Your Basement Stairs Open Up Existing Stairs • Do-It-Yourself or Let us Install It * FREE D-I-Y Installation Instructions w/Purchase *

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636-530-1663 www.mrhandyman.com Newsmagazine

636-288-6410 I RETURN ALL CALLS!

DECK STAINING • BY BRUSH ONLY

(636) 451-5107 (Cell:(636) 485-7723)

3 q Kitchens & Baths 3 q Wood Rot 3 q Windows/Doors

FAUCET LEAK TO FULL REMODEL TILE • CARPENTRY • PLUMBING ELECTRICAL • DRYWALL FREE ESTIMATES

THREE DECADES OF QUALITY WORK

“We’re Tough On Grime”

Paving • Sealing • Excavating

25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

Bathrooms • Kitchens • Basements Additions • Custom Carpentry Free Estimates G.A. Chott & Associates, Inc.

The Cleaning Agents, LLC

31 Years of Professional Service

DON JAMES HANDYMAN SERVICE

PLUMBING

We Come PREPARED! • • • • •

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Fully stocked trucks for expedient repair Quality plumbing repairs Fair • Honest • Reliable Reasonable rates • Licensed Satisfaction Guaranteed Specialists in OLD HOME repair.

TONY L MARTINA A

PLUMBING COMPANY 965-9377 INC. “We want to be your family plumber”

CALL ABOUT “SWEEP SPECIALS” THROUGH MAY 30TH

Average Yard Has 1-2 Moles • Litters Are Born March - July Local and Neighborhood References No Poisons • No Chemicals • Child & Pet Safe Traps Less Expensive • More Reliable • More Effective • Fast Results

“Your Sweep for Life”

Call J.D. At 636-233-4484

Established in 1979

Insured • Free Estimates

(314) 805-1405

D R IVEWAYS PATI O S & M O R E

B i -S pSe cta te Co n c r e te ializing in Residential Tear Out & R eplacem ent

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FREE Estimates 314-849-7520

CHIMNEY SERVICES Chimney Covers Brick Work Flue Relining Full Restoration Wet Wall Solution

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Roofing & gutteRs Tuckpointing • Leafgard • Repairs

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Automotive

Home Portraits - Custom watercolors. Great gifts. Before/After images at www.yourhomeinwatercolor.com. Call Suzanne 314993-8954.

I BUY

Assisted Care

Concrete

RUNNING USED CARS

Restretching, reseaming & patching. No job too small. Free estimates.

Cash Paid On The Spot Call Sam 314-302-2008

(314) 892-1003

Get More Money Than A Tax Deduction

For Lease For Lease "Downtown Wildwood". Small office, storage or garage. All one building climate control. Call Kevin at 314-803-8727

EaM MEdia GROUP llc

Website Design, ManageMent & Hosting Full service Web Design and Re-Design email Campaign, Hosting & Domain Management small/Home business specialists the affordable Way to get Your business noticed

636.368.7757 EAM Media Group EAMLLC Media Group LLC Drain Cleaning www.eammediagroup.com

Website Design, Management Websiteand Design, Hosting Management and Hosting

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Childcare

Stay childcare has opening available. dRaiNS Loving care in a safe environSmall/home Business Specialists Small/home Business Specialists Starting at $70 The affordable way to get Rates. your The affordable business noticed way to get your business noticed ment with Reasonable 636-368-7757 636-368-7757 call Mike Located near Manchester & www.eammediagroup.com www.eammediagroup.com Clarkson Rds. Available 6:30 am (314) 971-5621 to 5:30 pm. Lots of References! Call Jill for more information. Classifieds (636) 346-1299.

636.591.0010

Cleaning Service CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly Move in & Move Out

Home Helpers is your #1 source affordable, dependable care by compassionate caregivers. ♥ Senior Adults ♥ Recuperative Care ♥ Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care ♥ Bathing/Personal Care ♥ Transportation ♥ Meal Preparation ♥ Housekeeping ♥ On Call 24/7 Insured/Bonded & Carefully Screened West County 636-391-0000 www.homehelpersstl.com

In Home

Quality In Home Care For People of All Ages Dependable, Highly Trained Compassionate Caregivers Flexible Customized Care Hourly, Shift or 24 Hour Care Locally Owned and Operated

314-576-6400

www.caregiversstl.com

Attorney Attorney has clients who buy residential/commercial real estate in any condition or situation. Also promissory notes, unpaid judgments and structured settlements. Call or email Roger at Wallach & Associates, P.C. 314-308-2900 or roger@wallachpc.com.

Electric

Keith’s electric, llc

AFFORDABLE PRICING $10 OFF New Clients

Your Satisfaction is Our Goal Insured & Bonded Call 314-426-3838

• Chandelier • Additional outlets • Electrical Basement Remodeling •Electrical Room Additions/Remodeling Licensed • Bonded • Insured

Call For Free estimates

314-486-5614

CelebrATing 14 YeArs in business!

KEEPING IT CLEAN

We cut costs, not corners! Flexible cleaning schedules, move-in/ move-out cleaning, residential & commercial cleans. Bonded, insured, screened employees. petfriendly. Discounts for seniors and new customers! FREE Personalized estimates.

Call 314-852-9787 KeepingItClean.biz

Computer Services

Caregivers

Heating & Air

CARPET REPAIRS

Business Services

A preferred home care choice since 1987. College degreed professionals provide care/ companionship. Why accept less? Competitively priced options. Care managers and clinical staff available. Bonded & insured. AAA screened. Call Gretchen at StaffLink (314) 477-3434 www. StafflinkusaT.com

Flooring

COMPLETE COMPUTER SERVICES FREE Pick-up & Delivery. Only $59 Per Hour. Chambers Computers 15274 Manchester Road, Ste 275 (New Ballwin & Manchester Rds.) Call Mike today at (636) 220-2395 www.chambers-computers.com

Specializing in Home Offices and Small Businesses. County Computer Consulting LLC, can support your computers and networks. Call Ray for more information at 636-391-3853 or www. CCC-LLC.BIZ.

Flooring WOOd flOOR REfiNiSHiNG Add instant equity to your home Professional Floors of St. Louis 25 year old fully insured company serving entire metro community Sanding, refinishing, repairs, new installation, most manufacturers available. Free estimates 314-843-4348 profloorstl.com

We Bring the Showroom to YOU!

Below Retail Pricing on Name Brand & Commercial Carpet, Laminate, Wood & Vinyl Flooring

Let us BEAT the Other Guys In Quality, Pricing and Service after the Sale!

Free Estimates

Serving the St.Louis Area Since 1992

Serving St. louis & St. charles co www.stlpcguy.com

call Mike at 636-675-7641 Service at your home or office for: • PC problems or set-up • PC won't start or connect

•Spyware •Adware •Virus Removal •Hardware •Software Upgrades

$30 diagnostic charge only for first ½ hour Day, evening and weekend appointments available.

For Rent Destin Florida Area. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath condo or home, Gated Gulf Front community. Includes beach front cabana, 3 pools, tennis courts & more. Call for Special Spring/summer rates and availability. To view pictures please go to www.vrbo.com /127089 or /148365. For Additional info Call 314-922-8344.

Garage Sale Treetop Condominiums Semi-Annual

Garage Sale Saturday, April 30 8am-4pm

at Big Bend near Sulphur Springs

Garage Services WEST COUNTY GARAGE DOOR SERVICE Proudly

serving West County since 1980. Springs, cables, electric openers. Door replacement. Evening & weekend service available. Call 636-388-9774

Hauling Skips Hauling & demolition!

Serving the Bi-State Area including St. Charles County. Appliances, furniture, debris, construction/ rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! 10, 15 and 20 cubic yard rolloff dumpsters. All type clean outs & hauling! Affordable, dependable and available! No conditions! 20 yrs. service.

Toll free 1-888-STl-JUNK (888-785-5865) or 314-644-1948

J & J HAULING

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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Handyman Corner Inc. Reliable Home Repair PLUMBING• ELECTRICAL•CARPENTRY

30 yrs. Experience- Free Estimates

Heating and Cooling

24/7

Expert Advice Over the Phone, CALL NOW!

“Small Prices, Big Service”

314.809.3019 discounts online at: www.JTDunnHVAC.com

Help Wanted Bistro 1130, French Fine Dining ,is hiring professional servers, cocktail servers, line cooks, bartender, hostess. 1130 Town & Country Crossings Dr. Call 636-394-1130 or fax resume 636-536-0516. Need FT Deck Stainer/Pressure Washer. Must have transportation, be neat and reliable. Experience preferred. Call 314-852-5467.

Acting/Modeling Opportunity

Ever thought of you or your child appearing in print ads, commercials, TV/films? Our Agency develops, markets & places people ages 3mos. thru adults Accepting applications for all sizes & heights

Beginners welcome!

Images Agency

Since 1988 • State Licensed

Apply Online at

StlCastingCall.com Staff Accountant F/T. Analyze financial info, prepare reports. Oversee/reconcile A/R & A/P & mthly closings. Prepare budgets, mngmt agreements & oversee bookkeeping. Req. BA in Accounting. Quickbooks & Microsoft proficiency. N/S environment Email resume to: latinfax@aol.com. Fax 636-536-9456.

Male/ Female

CNA & Caregivers Positions Available

CNA's with current license Caregivers with Experience Insured vehicle a must Call 636-225-2600

www.SeniorsHomeCare.com

Home Improvement

PHONE: (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. 18 years exp. call 314-393-1102 or 636-237-3246

No Excuses For A Dirty House!

************ 2009 Prices At DIRT CHEAP POWER WASH 1 Story Ranch Homes Power Washed For Only $95.00! Call Mike Today

314.378.9064 We Also Clean And Stain Decks/Fences!

Bruce & Son Landscaping

& Lawn Maintenance. Pressure Washing: Driveways, Homes, Decks, Boats. Commercial & Residential. Hauling & disposal of scrap, yard debris, worksites & more! Free estimates! (636) 465-1935

Handyman PDQ

Repairs • Assembly All Electrical and Mechanical Plumbing • A/C • Appliances

636.394.1271 www.handymanpdq.com

Total Bathroom Remodeling Cabinetry•Plumbing•Electrical 20 Years Experience

Patrick Interior Finish: Specializing in interior trim, drywall, taping & painting. Over 25 years experience. Honest days work for Honest days pay. References available. Call Pat 314-415-0377.

CK Restoration • Powerwashing • Staining

Factory Direct Wood Cabinets Save 50% off list price or more! Visit our showrooms!

for May 4 issue ClaSSIfIeDS

• Sealing • Roofing General Deck & Fence Repair & Replacement

17722 Chesterfield Airport Rd.

636.591.0010

Reasonable Rates •Insured • Bonded

choicecabinetSTl.com

636-696-5911

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Home Improvement

Handyman Minor Repairs, Carpentry, Electrical, Painting, FREE Estimates, West County Area

(636) 227-1173

Valley Landscape Co. Mowing, leaf removal, mulching, tree & brush removal, stump removal, trimming, planting, garden tilling, and gutter cleaning! (636) 458-8234

Hypnosis Services

HEUTEL INSTITUTE OF HYPNOSIS Addictions • Sexual Problems Doris J. Heutel Relationships HYPNOTHERAPIST

Fears • Insomnia www.heutelhypnosis.com Quit Smoking • Lose Weight Divorce • Stress or Pain 25 Years Experience Self-Hypnosis Nail Biting • Gambling 636 Alcohol • Children Member American Hypnosis Assn.

532-2372

Lawn/ Landscaping •Retaining Walls •Driveways •Walks •Concrete & Pavers •Sod •Hauling •Mulch •Topsoil •Rock •Decorative Rock •Bobcat Work •Grading •Drainage •Erosion •Pool Fill-Ins Specializing in Retaining Walls and Paver Patios

314-849-5387

Fully Insured • Free Estimates • Residential & Commercial Member of the Better Business Bureau

Landscaping/Lawn Service Lawn Maintenance, Fertilizing, Mulch, Retaining Walls Landscape Design, and Installation Call for a FREE Estimate.

SPRING CLEAN-UP! Trim Bushes • Mulch first cut fREE with one year agreement!

314-365-7524

Leaf Clean Up, Leaf Vacuuming, Aeration, Overseeding, Seeding, Fertilizing, Sodding, Mowing, Spraying, Weeding, Pruning, Trimming, Planting, Brush Removal, Edging, Mulching, Retaining Walls, Paver Patios & Draining Work

Property clean-up, fertilizing, mulching, weed control, pruning, seeding, sodding & leaf removal. Revitalization of old, tired & overgrown landscapes. Mowing. Creative landscapes & installations - patios, walkways, lighting, irrigation, retaining walls

#1 In Quality, Service & Reliability Est. 1995 for a Free Estimate

Call 314-426-8833

...A Certified Belgard Installer...

• Retaining Walls • Paver Patios • Mulch • Professional Lawn Mowing 1st Cut FREE with 1yr agreement! Free Estimate

314-280-2779

on all bids accepted before April 30, 2011.

*excludes mulch

Mulch! Retaining Walls!

Spring Clean-up! Drainage, Shrub Trimming, Planting & Plant Removal. Free Estimates. Insured.

dUNN'S laNdScaPiNG 636-337-7758

Spring Clean-Up! Rock walls, patios, pruning, chainsaw work, e tc. Fr iendl y ser vice, with attention to detail. C a l l T o m 636.938.9874

Complete Lawn Maintenence for Commerical & Residential

Complete Landscape Services

We make it easy going green.

Mulch Mulch - All Types available. Delivery and dump and/or spread. Storm Damage Cleanup available. 573-631-0291.

314-567-3666 • Free Estimates

Residential & Commercial Properties

Jim's Paint & Trim Service Interior & Exterior painting, crown and decorative moulding, wallpaper removal, texturing, drywall and rotten wood repair. Call 636-778-9013

636-699-5189

Kalemis enviroscapes

Erosion & Drainage Control • Installation of trees, shrubs, perennials and annuals

Autullo Masonry Inc. Brick & stone contractor. 32 yrs in business in St. Louis. Our reputation is built on quality and service for all your masonry needs. Paving, sidewalks, patios, walls, fireplaces - indoor & outdoor, fire pits, tuck pointing and brick exteriors. Free Estimates. Insured. 636-394-5543.

Double Ground Oak Mulch All Natural. Buy by the pick-up or dump truck load. Spread prices and dump prices available.

UNDERWOOD LANDSCAPING

Lawn Care & Installation.

Bobcat Services

Family Owned & Operated. 10+ years experience. Fully Insured.

Call Ron 636-299-3904

Retaining Walls (Any Size) Paver Patios Erosion & Drainage Control Check Out Our Projects At www.stoutlandscaping.com

(636) 227-5595

Mike's Lawn Service Dependable, Responsible Mowing, shrub trimming, mulch, spring yard clean-up Seeding/ Fertilzation References

Call 636-346-9704 cRaiG'S laWN MaiNTENaNcE llc Insured/ Workmans Comp

Weekly Grass Cutting, Spring Clean-Up, Seeding, Fertiliztion, Weed Spraying, Tree & Shrub Trimming, Tree Removal, Stump Grinding, Mulching, Aeration, Power Washing H (636) 394-9978 C (314) 330-7883

only $45 per inch what a deal!

Display ad includes: • 1 pt. border • Logo/art • Many typestyle options YOUR ad is created just for YOU + a proof at no charge! - Call 636.591.0010 -

Painting Services

Karen's Painting Looking for a job done right the first time? On time? Neat & organized? Someone who respects your home like her own? Interior & exterior painting. Free estimates. Discounts on empty properties. Call KAREN 636352-0129

Owner / operator specializing in interior painting, decorative & faux painting, wall textures, concrete staining. Design consultation. Insured. References. FREE ESTIMATES 314-397-3868

Interior and Exterior Painting

314-808-3330

Serving West County Since 1989

10% DISCOUNT*

M I E N E R LANDSCAPING

PEDRO MARTINEZ LANDSCAPING A Cut Above! Year round Lawn Maintenence, leaf, bush & tree removal, spring clean-up. Mowing, mulching, bush & tree trimming, edging, retaining walls, drainage work, patios, fence installation/ repair and more. 636-237-5160 or 636-519-9190

MORALES LANDSCAPE LLC. Spring Clean-Up, Mulching, Aeration, Trimming, Edging, Weeding, Leaf & Tree Removal, Sod Installation, Planting, Grass Cutting $25 & Up! Retaining Walls, Paver Patio, Decorative Gravel, Stone & Brick work, Drainage work & More! FREE ESTIMATES

Painting Services

314.941.1851

ittle Joe's awn and andscape

LUIS GODINA

Lawn Mowing & Maintenance

Kraemers' Lawn Service LLC Grass cutting and trimming. Commercial & Residential. Lawns starting at $25 a cut. Free Estimates. Reliable. Insured. Call Terry 314-413-6445 or 636-4581077.

Masonry

Power Washing

FULLY INSURED

www.stlouishousepainters.com

636-527-2501

THREE DECADES OF QUALITY WORK

WIND-IN-OAKS LLC Landscaping & Gardening Service

Landscape design and installation Lawn care, sodding, seeding, overseeding Clean-up, maintenance of yards & landscapes Earth-friendly options FREE estimate!

636-629-0476 c: 314-225-4468

visit www.windinoaks.com to see past projects

SHEARN LANDSCAPING Spring Clean Up! Seasonal Lawn Maintenance!

TWO FREE CUTS

DECK STAINING • BY BRUSH ONLY No Spraying • No Rolling • No Mess Decks- Playsets-Tie Walls- Fences- Hardwoods Work Guaranteed • Insured • References

FREE Estimates

314-852-5467 314-846-6499

www.cedarbeautiful.com

A-1 Custom Painting & Wallpapering

We handle your design needs, professionally trained. Faux finishes, texturing, marbling, graining. Interior & exterior, insured, FREE estimates. All work done by owner. 26 years experience. Call Ken or Hugo at 636-274-2922 or 314-640-4085 www.A1Ken.com

Top of the Line Name Brands Only! Drywall Repair and Lead Abatement Contractor

FREE Estimates

636-230-0185

with any seasonal agreement thru April 15th!

I LOVE TO PAINT!! Professional Painting

DENNIS at (314) 591-2787

Wall & Ceiling Combo Special! • Paints, Glazes and More • • Cabinetry & Furniture Too • • Affordable Quality •

Call Chesterfield resident,

We Use Environmentally Friendly - NO VOC Paints

DON’T PAY MORE!! Free Estimates

KEViN'S PaiNT SERVicE Expert & Professional. New & old house interior/ exterior painting, drywall & acoustical ceiling repair. 25 years painting experience. Low rates/ Free Estimates. call Kevin 636-322-9784

David (314) 732-FAUX (3289)

LAWN SERVICE LYONS

Grass Cutting • Mulching • Stump Removal

Fertilizing Programs

(636) 394-1309

New Cust er Special! om

Landscape Design and Installation

Retaining Walls • Paver Patios

FREE ESTIMATES (636)296-5050

Riverside Painting

Next DeaDliNe:

Senior discount!

for May 4 issue

rolling it on!

636.591.0010

Residential Interior and Exterior Painting. Insured.

We just keep

Call Ken 636-391-1746

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Real estate showcase

Spring is a Great Time to Buy A New Home at St. Albans Provided by West Newsmagazine’s Advertising Department No matter what season, life is always beautiful at St. Albans. But it is especially wonderful in the Spring. With the fresh green foliage and colorful flowers blooming; the sounds of golfers enjoying the two championship golf courses; and the crisp breeze blowing through the wooded hill-

sides…St. Albans will warm your heart and make you feel at home like no other place. Living at St. Albans is like being on a vacation all year-round. The relaxing atmosphere, the friendly small-town feeling, and an unmatched air of luxury living make St. Albans feel like you’re on holiday at a private resort in Florida or Colorado. Right now, St. Albans also has a variety of homes for sale including the two featured in this article. The luxurious properties are available to view any time by contacting St. Albans Realty at 636-458-4400. 620 Morel is a magnificent mini-estate in Cedars Valley, situated on a forested homesite overlooking the Lewis & Clark Golf Course, priced at $1,995,000. Homesite 6 in Timber Trace is an upscale European Patio Home with 4 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, which also overlooks the Lewis & Clark Golf Course. This new home is priced at $795,000. Visit www.stalbans.com to view more

about the community and our homes for sale. Call 636-458-4400, or stop by this weekend and visit the St. Albans Realty office to tour the homes. We’re certain that once you visit and see what life is like here, you’ll want to make St. Albans your home. – THIS PROPERTY OFFERED BY –

636-458-4400 www.stalbans.com

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Piano Lessons

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17813 Edison Ave. Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005 Office: (636) 532-1922 • Fax: (636) 532-0222 www.shawrealtors.com

2317 WildWood forest- WildWood Stunning 1 ½ story on 3 acres, 4 bed, 4 bath w/ walk out LL with rec room w/ gas fireplace, wetbar, wine cooler, 18 x 14 media rm & a must see! Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

1009 savonne Ct- Chesterfield WOW! 1 1/2 story on 1 acre, 5 bed, 5 1/2 bath, media room, heated pool and beautiful stone patio Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

18060 BaBler Woods– Chesterfield Updated 4 bed, 5 bath multi level home on 8.89 acres is a must see in the heart of Chesterfield! Matt Shaw (314) 503-4872

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1018 savonne Ct– Chesterfield Stunning 1.5 story home w/ 5 bed, 5 bath w/ Chef’s dream kitchen. Finished LL walks out to beautiful pool and large yard! Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

1205 highWay 109– WildWood Updated ranch home w/ 3 bed, 3 bath on 3.84 acres suitable for horses. 3 car oversized garage Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960 Chip Dewitt (314) 503-3619

1569 Wildhorse PkWy– Chesterfield A truly beautiful 2 story home w/ 4 bed, 5 bath. Finished LL w/ rec rm & walk out to extended back yard Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

18308 Wild horse Creek rd– WildWood Private 1.5 story home on 3 acres w/ 4 bed, 4 bath. Finished LL w/ bar, family rm & full bath. Multi-level decking is a must see! Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

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WE HAVE ALSO ALIGNED OURSELVES WITH A SHORT SALES LAW FIRM. Please call us if you have any questions.

TESTIMONIALS: Thank you for getting my house sold at this difficult time in the real estate market. I am glad I chose your company and trusted you as well. I admire your way of doing business and your honesty when treating your clients. GH

We put all of our listings in the MLS and Realtor.com

Thank you very much for your help in selling my house. This was my first exBallwin perience in selling a home and you made it a positive one. I found you a joy to $289,900 work with because you truly care about your clients and have their best interest 18 Leaside Ct. at heart. PT

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262 Cleta Ct. - Ballwin - $193,000 22 Forsythia Ln. - Olivette - $1,300,000 249 Vistaoak Ct. - Ballwin - $189,900 Meticulously maintained ranch on private Magnificent one-of-a-kind custom home Ideal ranch in the heart of Ballwin! Must see Ballwin cul-de-sac! Vaulted ceilings, new roof, on 1 acre! First class elegance throughout. updates: wood floors, windows, 42’ kitchen new appliances, updated baths and kitchen! 7,000 sq. ft. Must See! cabinets, finished lower level!

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1259 Robinview Ct. - Creve Coeur - $305,000 380 Genoa Dr. - Ballwin - $187,000 Fabulous 2-sty on cul-de-sac! Large rear Updated beauty in Ballwin! Big, bright and deck, FP, updated kitchen, great neighbor- open. 2 fireplaces, finished LL with wet bar, hood. 2.5 baths, beautifully updated kitchen.

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