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time for serious questions to be explored and debated, so as to get serious answers. Anyone who suggests that we should compare welfare rates, crime rates, high school dropout rates and drunk driving arrest rates among immigrants from different countries, before we set immigration quotas, is likely to be stigmatized as a bad person. Above all, we need to look at immigration laws in terms of how they affect the American people and the American culture that gives us a prosperity that has long been among the highest in the world. Americans, after all, are not a separate race but people from many racial and ethnic backgrounds. Yet most Americans have a higher standard of living than other people of the same racial or ethnic background in their respective ancestral home countries. That is even more true for black Americans than for white Americans. Clearly, whatever we have in this country that makes life here better than in the countries from which most Americans originated is something worth preserving. A hundred years ago, preserving the American way of life was much easier than today, because most of the people who came here then did so to become Americans, learn our language and adopt our way of life. Today, virtually every group has its own “leaders” promoting its separate identity and different way of life, backed up by zealots for multiculturalism and bilingualism in the general population. The magic word “diversity” is repeated endlessly and insistently to banish concerns about the Balkanization of America – and banish examples provided by the tragic history of the Balkans. We are importing many foreigners who stay foreign, if not hostile. Blithely turning them into citizens by fiat, rather than because they have committed to the American way of life, is an irreversible decision that can easily turn out to be a dangerous gamble with the future of the whole society. What happened in Boston shows just one of those dangers.

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letters to the editor Lessons learned To the Editor: On Tuesday, March 19, I got up early and after breakfast and catching up on the mail I went down to my office on the lower level. Along the way, I dropped off some soiled laundry in the laundry room and opened the faucets to the washing machine. As I turned to go to my office I was struck in the chest with a severe pain. I walked the remaining 15 feet and more or less collapsed into my chair with the pain increasing to my back. I have heard the term: “Paralyzed with pain” but now I recognized it first hand. I thought perhaps it would go away but realized this was it. Elapsed time: two minutes. I reached for the phone and dialed 911. The operator answered immediately and I gave her my name and address and told her I was having a heart attack. She told me to hold on and connected me immediately with Monarch. I gave my name and address and repeated that I was having a heart attack. She said EMT was on the way and asked for my symptoms, which were classic: severe chest and back pain, left arm numbness, some jaw pain and beginning perspiration. I then asked her to please call back and tell my wife that I was downstairs having a heart attack. She did. “The Chairman” answered the phone and the operator told her she was 911 and that I was downstairs having a heart attack. She came to the top of the stairs and I managed to croak out, “Car keys!!” The chairman knew exactly why I wanted them because for the past six years I always carry a current supply of Nitrostat in an aluminum container attached. The 911 operator, of course, thought I was going to try to drive to the hospital and told her: “NO! NO! The EMT is on the way.” The chairman gave her some instructions and brought me the keys. I took two nitros under the tongue. Elapsed time: four minutes. One minute later the Monarch team arrived and started hooking me up to the 12 lead portable EKG but had trouble with some of the leads due to hair on my chest. Fortunately, I had a safety razor in the adjoining bathroom, which saved retrieval time from the truck. They strapped me in and took me out the door and up to the ambulance. Elapsed time: 19 minutes. At Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital, a technician was at the EMT entrance to meet us. Elapsed time: 26 minutes. They slowed the gurney just enough for me to tell the computer operator my name and birthdate. Down the hall, down the elevator and into the Cardiac Cath Lab.

Dr. Robert Ferrara and his staff were standing at the surgical table waiting for me. The Monarch team deftly transferred me from the gurney to the surgical table. Dr. Ferrara introduced himself. I was told the way they treated heart attacks in 2013 was to install a Plavix-coated stent into the artery. I told him I would prefer a plain stent unless he could convince me otherwise. Plavix is a powerful blood thinner and is not as easily reversed in the case of an accident as others. Plain stent it was. My main front artery was blocked 100 percent, which was cleared and a stent installed. From front door to installed stent took only 16 minutes. Total elapsed time from 911 call to stent installed: 42 minutes flat. Minimal heart damage, minimal blood loss. Lessons learned: 1. If you have a heart condition, ask your doctor for a nitro script. 2. Pre-register with a hospital near you. 3. Do not, repeat, do not hesitate in calling 911. Heart muscle is dying every minute it is starved of blood! 4. You might just want to look at that diet and exercise program again. 5. I had a great team of professionals in Monarch EMT, the Mercy Heart and Vascular Hospital Cath Lab and the ICU after surgery. My undying thanks. No pun intended. Moral of the story: Let your wife do the darn laundry. R. W. Kent Creve Coeur

Letters written, no reply To the Editor: Based on my experience I have found that when writing to a member of the U.S. House or Senate requesting information on more than one subject is futile. Letters or emails received are given to a staff member and only the first question is addressed in what is an obvious form letter. In an effort to circumvent this I wrote separate letters to Congresswoman Ann Wagner on Feb. 25 and asked for a reply. Each letter addressed a different concern. These letters were hand carried to Congresswoman Wagner’s district office in Manchester. After one month with no response I called the office. I spoke with a gentleman who was profuse in his apology for there being no response. He asked for the subject of each letter and promised to get back to me. Here it is one month later (60 days since the letters were delivered) and still no response. Were the questions posed that difficult

that there has still been no response? I will let you decide. Question No.1: Secretary Leon Panetta proposed creating a “Distinguished Warfare Medal” which on the list of prestige would rank above the Purple Heart and the Bronze star. This “heroism medal” would be awarded to cyber and drone “combatants” who sit inside stations outside a war zone even if they are in the safety of the United States. What are your thoughts on this? Question No.2: I asked for her position on Common Core State Standards, which are supposed to establish a national education standard for all schools. Question No.3: In discussions about the sequester, then before Congress, there were proposals to cut what amounts to $89 billion per year from the budget. I pointed out that the U.S. Department of Education is, based on past performance, a disaster. I suggested that, in view of this, eliminating this department alone would save $80 billion and asked if she thought it should be eliminated. Question No.4: President Obama has proposed universal preschool for all children. To my wife and me this looks like an opportunity for the government to mold the minds of children and relegate the family to a secondary status. I asked for her thoughts on this proposal. Question No.5: Homeland Security has purchased millions of hollow point ammunition reportedly enough to support troops in Afghanistan for 30 years. But this ammo is not for military use. I asked what she can tell us about this and if it is of a concern to her. Question No.6: The General Accounting Office (GAO) has pointed out that Obamacare will cost each individual citizen thousands with no guarantee that health care will improve. My question to her is: What will you do to help end Obamacare? Question No.7: Another question I asked dealt with what I perceive as the dictatorial executive orders by President Obama. “What action(s),” I asked, “do you plan on taking to address abuse by the president of his executive authority?” Question No.8: What plan do you have if any to help protect the investments we have from the path in which our economy is currently heading? Question No.9: It is my understanding the federal government is again planning to allow financial institutions to issue nodown-payment-mortgages. What protection against another financial disaster do you plan to initiate or support? Question No.10: What is your plan to get government out of the way so that business can afford to hire people once again?

And last but not least this question: What is your plan to get this country out of debt? As I see it these questions are not so difficult that after two months I have received no response to any of them. This lack of response/interest begs the question: Congresswoman Wagner what in heaven’s name are you doing with your time? An answer to this and the foregoing would be appreciated. John R. Stoeffler Ballwin

Defending equal rights To the Editor: I am responding to Norman Baxter’s letter regarding Missouri Equality (“Definitions and discrimination,” West Newsmagazine, April 17). Our GLBT friends and families want nothing more than to enjoy the same rights that you do to work, marry and raise their families without fear of discrimination. These are not distinctive rights as you state. They are the same rights that all of us lucky enough to be born straight enjoy. Your same discrimination arguments were used to fight women’s right to vote, deny civil rights for our African-American citizens and to uphold miscegenation laws. Just as discrimination did not belong in our country then, it does not belong in our country now. You are free to think poorly of anyone you wish. But, Missouri law should prevent those like you, who may be in a position to deny people jobs, housing or access to public accommodation, to do because the person you target is GLBT. Sorry, your intolerance is ugly and certainly not one of my Christian, family values. Maureen Jordan Manchester

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Immigration Gambles: Part II Whose interests are immigration laws supposed to serve – and whose interests do current immigration reform proposals actually serve? In order to have any immigration policy serve any purpose, the border must first be secured. Otherwise American immigration policy exists only on paper, and is mocked by what happens on the ground, as masses of people cross the border illegally, in disregard of whatever policies are embodied in our laws. Moreover, all the people who cross the border from Mexico are not Mexican. They can easily include Middle East terrorists. The fact that this obvious threat has been blithely ignored for years, in order to get political leverage for “comprehensive” immigration reform, suggests that importing more potential voters for the Democrats has a higher priority in some quarters than safeguarding the country. “Comprehensive” immigration reform – as distinguished from securing the border before doing anything else – serves the interests of politicians of both parties. A “comprehensive” immigration bill means that they can vote for something that mollifies those Americans who are concerned about the uncontrolled influx of foreigners, while winning support from those who want more foreigners admitted and made citizens. Starting the amnesty track immediately, while promising border security in the future, means that an irreversible benefit is conferred up front, while only time will tell whether the promise of border security will be kept – as it has not been thus far. Ask yourself why people who have been living illegally in this country for years cannot wait a couple of more years until the border is secured before the question of their legal status can be studied and debated in Congress and among the public at large. Ask yourself why the American people must continue to be played for suckers by such games as letting foreign pregnant women drop in to have their babies here, who automatically become American citizens, opening the door for other members of their families to come in later. These are called “anchor babies.” Crossing the border from Mexico is

by no means the only way such women unilaterally confer American citizenship on their children. There are profitable organized programs to bring in affluent pregnant women from overseas to live in little communities set up for them before and after the birth of their anchor babies. The principle that anyone born on American soil was automatically an American citizen made sense in centuries past, when getting here across an ocean in ships was very different from booking a round trip flight from Shanghai or Manila, much less walking across the border from Tijuana. If nothing else, putting a legal end to the “anchor baby” racket might suggest to the American public that they were regarded in Congress as something more than expendable suckers who can be mollified with rhetoric. Waiting until the border has already been secured before an immigration policy is decided upon would also allow time to discuss the pros and cons of various ways of enforcing whatever that policy might turn out to be. But many politicians much prefer to rush complex legislation through Congress before the public knows what is in it or what is at stake. “We the people” are to be bypassed. Time to deliberate would also be time to raise questions as to why local government officials in “sanctuary” cities who openly thwart or defy federal immigration laws should be allowed to get away with such illegal acts, while private employers are forced to become enforcers of such laws, under heavy penalties for not investigating the legal status of those they hire. Government officials at all levels take an oath to uphold the laws, but somebody who owns a restaurant or hardware store has not applied for the job of border enforcement – and the 13th Amendment forbids involuntary servitude. Or are we already too far along on the road to serfdom for that to matter any more? “Comprehensive” immigration reform serves the interests of politicians who like to be on both sides of a controversial issue, and it serves the interests of those foreigners who want to game the system in the United States, at the expense of the American people. But it does not serve the interests of American society.

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Budget amendment The Wildwood City Council on April 22 unanimously approved an ordinance to amend its 2013 fiscal year municipal budget with an addition of a $25,000 allocation for the Pond Athletic Association. The funds are for a special project under the Parks and Recreation budget to support local youth athletics and further the city’s goal of enhancing the availability of recreation programming activities as part of the Pond Athletic Association’s 50th anniversary. In return, the Pond Athletic Association commits to providing use of its athletic fields and programming at a reduced or no-fee basis for Wildwood youths during its anniversary year.

Trailhead improvements The Wildwood City Council on April 22 unanimously approved an ordinance to enter into an agreement with Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District for the maintenance of certain stormwater improvements as part of the Ridge Meadows Elementary School trailhead improvements for the Rock Hollow Trail.

ST. LOUIS COUNTY Zero tolerance enforcement Missouri law enforcement will crack down on underage drunk driving May 2-13. The state has a zero tolerance law. Persons under 21 who are caught driving with even a trace of alcohol in their system are subject to jail time, loss of driver licenses, or being sentenced to use ignition interlocks. Other financial hits include higher insurance rates, attorney fees and court costs. “It is illegal for anyone under 21 to possess or consume alcohol in Missouri,” said Leanna Depue, chair of the executive committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety. “Zero tolerance means zero chances.”

Charges filed in attack on local student Class D felony charges were issued April 23 against Jevon Mallory, 18, a male student accused of attacking a female student on the St. Louis Community College at Meramec campus. Bond was set at $10,000. On Thursday, April 18, at about 8 a.m. St. Louis Community College student Blythe Grupe, a Chesterfield resident, entered a restroom on campus and was attacked by a male student. According to Blythe’s father, Robert Grupe, a man “sneaked up behind Blythe, restraining her in a headlock and covering her mouth.” Blythe managed to scream and according to Grupe, “her cries for help alerted a nearby teacher and student who then intervened as she was being strangled. Running into the hall, the attacker was apprehended by campus police who happened to be on that same floor at the time.” Chief Paul Banta, of the St. Louis Community College-Meramec Campus Police, confirmed the details of the incident, including the fact that Mallory was removed from campus and warned not to set foot on any of the college’s campuses. On the morning of April 23, an application for a warrant was filed with the St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney’s office by campus police. Later that afternoon Mallory returned to the Meramec campus and was arrested.

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Spotlight remains on Ellisville as police department goes to court By DAN FOX The American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri has filed a lawsuit against the city of Ellisville for ticketing drivers who flash their headlights to warn others about speed traps. The lawsuit comes on behalf of Ellisville resident Michael Elli, who was pulled over by an Ellisville police officer for flashing his headlamps on Nov. 17, 2012. Elli was given a citation and allowed to leave about 15 minutes after being pulled over, according to Tony Rothert, the ACLU lawyer handling the case. Elli was then sent to a municipal court where he was given a lecture and warned that the fine for flashing headlamps was $1,000. A second court date was set, but the charge was dismissed before the date arrived. Rothert said that he didn’t know why the charges had been dropped, only that they had been dismissed without prejudice, meaning the case against Elli was inconclusive. Regardless, Elli is suing the department. According to Rothert, the goal of the lawsuit is to seek an injunction against the police department, stopping them from continuing this practice. Though he did not have a specific number of drivers who received the same citation Elli did, Rothert said the practice was “not uncommon.” The lawsuit is also seeking unspecified

damages for Elli. The ACLU is handling the case for free. Elli was charged under Ellisville’s Municipal Code, Section 375.100 “Limitations On Lamps Other Than Headlamps – Flashing Signals Prohibited Except On Specified Vehicles,” which prohibits flashing lights on “motor vehicles, motorcycles and motor-drawn vehicles except as a means for indicating a right or left turn.” The lawsuit states that no reasonable police officer would believe Elli had violated that law. However, Rothert said the ACLU’s main concern is whether or not police action violated Elli’s and other drivers’ rights, specifically their First and Fourth Amendment rights. According to Rothert, fining a driver for warning other motorists about an upcoming speed trap infringes on that person’s right to open communication. “It’s pretty clear that what was happening here was retaliation for his message,” Rothert said. “When you’re lawfully speaking or communicating, which he was, the government can’t retaliate against you just because it doesn’t like your message.” In a poll of local community members, Debbie Grunewald, a Wildwood resident, said it might not be as clear-cut as that. While she doesn’t believe police should pull people over for flashing their headlights, she suggested the issue is more

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complicated than it seems. “If you’re talking about warning someone who’s doing something illegally, then are you aiding and abetting in that legal activity,” Grunewald said. But Wildwood resident Mitchell Hill said that ticketing drivers for flashing their lights seems like a waste of time. And Chesterfield resident Debbie Curtis said, “I think if it’s not against the law, we should be able to do it. I don’t think they (police) should be allowed to do it (give tickets).” Ellisville declined to comment.

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Monsanto announces Chesterfield Village Research Center expansion 2,000 local technology employees once the project is complete. With the workforce potentially doubling, Tucker said Chesterfield stands to benefit in terms of increased traffic to local shops, restaurants and attractions. Chesterfield Village Research Center is located off Chesterfield Parkway West, directly behind Chesterfield City Hall. “I can look out my window and see it,” said Tucker, who noted that Monsanto has expressed some concerns about the condition of the parkway. “There are improvements coming to Rendering of the planned expansion of Monsanto’s Chesterfield Village Research Center (Rendering courtesy of Monsanto) the parkway overpass and exit ramps through the Reinsurance Group of AmerBy KATE UPTERGROVE expansion “continues to speak for the ica project,” Tucker noted. “But we will workforce in the area.” be talking with St. Louis County about Monsanto announced April 23 that it was “It shows that they (Monsanto) can find improvements to the parkway.” moving forward with a more than $400 mil- the talent they need in the Chesterfield Tucker explained that while the overlion expansion for its Chesterfield Village and St. Louis area,” Tucker said. pass and exits fall under the jurisdiction Research Center – bringing together its St. The company plans to begin work this of the Missouri Department of TransporLouis-based, industry-leading research and summer and expects to add 675 jobs across tation, St. Louis County is responsible for development team on one campus. St. Louis County over the next three years. the roadway. Libbey M. Tucker, director of ComMonsanto currently has approximately In a previous interview with West Newsmunity Services & Economic Develop- 1,000 employees at its Chesterfield site, magazine regarding the new RGA headment for the city of Chesterfield, said the which could have the capacity to house quarters improvements, Chesterfield City

Administrator Mike Herring explained that MoDOT improvements will include a new bridge featuring eight full lanes of traffic and double left-turn lanes for easy access to Hwy. 40. As part of the expansion, Monsanto plans to add 36 new greenhouses, additional offices and laboratory space as well as additional plant growth chambers to facilitate development of its seed and trait pipeline. Greenhouses and plant growth chambers can be programmed to represent any climate around the world and offer Monsanto scientists an opportunity to observe and select only the best performing seeds for in-ground testing. The LEED-certified expansion is being made possible with the support of the state of Missouri and St. Louis County. Monsanto’s commercial and corporate teams will continue to occupy the company’s Creve Coeur campus, which also currently houses lab spaces. Construction is expected to be completed in 2017, and teams will begin moving to the Chesterfield site in phases beginning at that time.

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students today and indicated that this will only increase with the implementation of Common Core. She questioned why there is no public outcry about the student data that’s being gathered in “a stealth manner and you don’t even know it and you didn’t give permission.” Sen. John Lamping, R-Ladue, talked about the uphill battle facing the Common Core opposition. “We are up against two very powerful groups,” said Lamping, referring to the public school lobby and the business community. “Right now, we don’t have the votes to stop this,” he said. To “buy time” to build up the opposition, Lamping is introducing a bill that would require DESE to educate the public – through reports and public hearings – about Common Core, its financial implications and its data collection. Sen. Brian Nieves, R-Washington, commended Lamping for his legislative strategy. “How is it that the education community can say no?” asked Nieves. “Trust me, they will. But how is it that they can, with any credibility, say, ‘No, we don’t want anyone to learn about what we’re trying to do?’” Gassel said the new standards would affect not only public schools, but private and parochial schools – and even homeschoolers – because many publishers of educational texts have aligned their curricula to Common Core. Gassel implored the crowd: “Do your research. Go to your school boards. Ask questions.” On May 2, DESE is hosting eight statewide meetings on Common Core. Locally, these meetings will be at the Lindbergh School District office at 4900 S. Lindbergh Blvd., and at the Hazelwood School District office at 15955 New Halls Ferry Road. Both meetings will run from 6:30-8 p.m.




Ballwin continues fight for right to purchase streetlights from Ameren By JIM ERICKSON An agenda item for the April 22 Ballwin Board of Aldermen meeting was listed as a presentation by Ameren Missouri. It turned out to be a question-answer session with Ballwin officials asking all the questions. At issue was whether Ameren will continue to charge the city for the use of some 2,000 streetlights in the community, or whether Ballwin might purchase them and pay Ameren only for the electricity the lights use. The subject has come up frequently, with Ballwin wanting to find some way to lower the half-million dollars a year it pays the utility for the lights and the power for them. For two years, the city has been conducting a pilot project using 11 LED units along Holloway Road in place of high-pressure sodium lights that Ameren provides elsewhere. Sponsored by the Electrical Power Research Institute, the project has shown satisfactory results in reliability and energy usage, City Administrator Robert Kuntz said. However, Mark Nealon, director of Ameren’s Meramec Valley Division, said the utility has not yet developed a standard

on what kind of LED devices it might use here and in other cities – a detail that must be defined before the company can file for a new tariff rate with state regulators. Ballwin officials made it clear that they aren’t happy about the status of the situation and that Ameren’s delay is one reason the city has considered buying its streetlights and switching to LED units. Nealon said a purchase is possible, with Ameren selling the lights based on their “fair market value.” The lights could be sold all at once or in batches over time, he added.

But the transaction also will require state regulatory approval and the city will have to install meters to measure power usage. Responding to a question from Alderman Mark Harder (Ward 2) about whether any other cities in Ameren’s service area had decided to buy streetlights from Ameren, Nealon said there were none that he knew of. Questioning Ameren’s well-publicized commitment to energy conservation, Alderman James Terbrock (Ward 1) asked asked if Ameren is committed to working with cities such as Ballwin in addressing

such issues. “Absolutely,” Nealon replied. During the citizen comment period that followed, Walt Young said the city “has gotten the run-around” from Ameren. He suggested that Ballwin needs to get support from state legislators “to put the heat on” the utility. Jane Suozzi described the streetlight issue as an ongoing problem. Referring to Nealon’s comments about Ameren selling the lights at fair market value, she noted that many of the lights are decades old “and should be pretty well depreciated by now.”

Mother shoots son, claims self-defense An elderly Ballwin woman who fatally shot her son in the early morning hours of April 25 at her home in the 700 block of Clayworth Drive in Ballwin is saying she did so in self-defense. According Sgt. Jim Heldmann, the Ballwin police department received a call at 1:04 a.m. on April 25 for a shooting at the residence of Johanna Walker. “Upon arrival, we contacted the caller, Johanna Walker, 81 years of age, who had a wound on her right hand,” Heldmann said in a press statement. “Inside the residence was a second victim, Brian Walker, 41 years of age, who had sustained gunshot wounds to the upper torso.” Heldmann indicated that no one else was in the residence. Both subjects were transported to Mercy Hospital where Brian was pronounced dead at 1:58 a.m. Johanna was admitted for treatment, but her injury was not thought to be life threatening. According to Ballwin Police, statements from Johanna indicated that her son had attacked and injured her with a large knife. When he came at her a second time, she shot him twice in the upper torso. A large fixed-blade knife and a revolver were seized from the residence. This is an ongoing investigation, visit for updates.

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By DIANE E. SAMSON More than 150 people, including family, friends, officials and fellow service members gathered April 19 for the dedication of the Ballwin post office in honor of Wildwood native and Lafayette High School graduate Army Spc. Peter Navarro. The post office building will now be known as the Spc. Peter Navarro building. Navarro and three other soldiers died Dec. 13, 2005, while conducting operations in support of the Iraqi elections. During his service, Navarro was awarded many medals and ribbons including the Bronze Star Medal, the Purple Heart, the Army Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. The dedication ceremony began with members of the Lafayette High School Air Force Junior ROTC presenting the colors. U.S. Rep. Ann Wagner spoke at the dedication, calling Navarro “a dedicated son, brother, friend, soldier and hero who was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice to protect his country and the men and women who fought by his side.” “Peter Navarro embodies the best our country has to offer,” said Wagner. “And his commitment to serving a cause greater than one’s self will always be remembered. We will never forget.” Navarro’s father, Navy veteran Jose Navarro, also spoke at the ceremony, moving many in the audience to tears as he recounted emails from his son telling of his dedication to the cause in the Iraq war.

“Peter never told me about the constant missions and patrols or the deep sorrow he felt at the loss of a friend,” Jose said. “But this is the life he chose and loved.” Even after returning home in July 2005 for the funeral of his younger brother, killed in an accident, Navarro wouldn’t hear of not going back to Iraq. Jose read from an email in Navarro’s words, “I am not special, that’s why we call ourselves soldiers. I would never be able to live with myself if I left my fellow soldiers here …” “Nothing would have stopped him from going there,” said Rowena Navarro, Peter’s mother. Jose said Navarro lived the life he loved and enjoyed the companionship of his fellow soldiers. He also said he appreciated the effort made to dedicate the post office in honor of his son. “Thank you for the honor you’ve given my son, Peter. Thank you for coming and thank you for remembering,” Jose said. Former U.S. Rep. Todd Akin also attended the ceremony. Akin sponsored the original bill to dedicate the post office while he was in office. “People say we learn things from our children and I think in this case we do,” Akin said. “This was a person who gave as much as any human could give for his family and his country and for freedom, and I think that sets an example for us in small ways every day to sacrifice our personal interests for others.” Mike Bernac, Navarro’s ROTC teacher while at Lafayette, said Navarro was a good student who could crack a joke and was very intuitive. He said he felt a strong obligation to his fellow soldiers. Bernac helped organize the annual Peter Navarro Barbecue, which was hosted this year by Lafayette High School on April 20. Money raised at the barbecue is used to fund scholarships at Rockwood high schools in honor of alumni who died in military service. Lafayette High School Air Force Junior ROTC members Brendan Donahue, senior, and Kristin Tindall, junior, served as members of the color guard for the ceremony. Donahue said the dedication was a great way to honor Navarro and keep his name alive. Tindall agreed. “It’s amazing that someone that sat in the same desk I do pursued his career and lost his life for my freedom,” Tindall said. “It’s just amazing.” The ceremony closed with Pamela Smotherson, of the U.S. Postal Service, singing “America the Beautiful.” Most in the audience were caught by emotion and joined in the song.

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By SUE HORNOF A critically acclaimed, national movement of live readings about motherhood will make its way this month to Chesterfield – one of 24 U.S. cities hosting “Listen to Your Mother” productions on Mother’s Day weekend. The brainchild of Madison, Wis., blogger Ann Imig, “Listen to Your Mother” (“LTYM”) originated four years ago in Imig’s hometown. That first show featured live readings from 12 women who shared their reflections on motherhood. Imig put the show online and soon began hearing from others who wanted to bring a similar production to their communities. Local Co-Director/Producer Ellie Grossman was determined to bring the show to St. Louis. “As a freelance writer, author and blogger, I’ve witnessed the excitement that ‘LTYM’ generates in the social media world, and I’ve actually been chasing this show to come to St. Louis for a couple of years,” Grossman said. “I teamed up with three other powerhouse St. Louis moms – Suzanne Tucker, Laura Edwards Ray, and Naomi Francis – who all specialize in different components of the show.” “LTYM” is directed and produced by local communities, for local communities. The St. Louis cast includes 13 local readers, and the show’s producers/directors will present segments as well. Virgina Kerr, host of “Great Day St. Louis,” will serve as emcee. “Our cast is as diverse as it gets, and together, these women represent the fabric of motherhood – the funny, the sad, the inspirational, the empowering,” Grossman said. “They include a teacher, a grandma, an attorney, a congressional lobbyist, a social media superstar, a classical pianist, an author, a teen mom, a blogger (and) a nurse.” For example, Ellen Abramson, a local mother who at age 51 survived a heart attack, will inspire the audience with her story of

courage and compassion. Linda Nance, a leading advocate for area children, will share how her mother’s love and determination helped her achieve the success she enjoys today. Hannah Mayer, a local blogger, will have the audience “laughing hysterically about the absurdity of motherhood and might be the reason why the show is rated PG-13,” Grossman said, noting that while children are invited, a few speakers “will let it all hang out,” hence the show’s “rating.” Each woman will speak personally and bring her voice the theme of motherhood. “Basically, we talk about all things motherhood – the beauty, the beast, and the barely rested,” Grossman said. “I guarantee that you will laugh out loud and weep like a baby, all at the same time. That’s how wide the range of emotions are in our show.” In addition to the readings, the event will feature food, live music, prizes, and – in keeping with the spirit of Mother’s Day – an opportunity to help others by shopping for designer merchandise at Mystique Boutique, which benefits Connections to Success, a St. Louis-based nonprofit dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through hope, resources and a plan. “In celebration of Mother’s Day, ‘LTYM’ gives moms a microphone, a voice and an opportunity to share their stories and connect with others like no other show,” Grossman said. “You will walk away feeling happy, uplifted and inspired!” West Newsmagazine is among the local businesses sponsoring the St. Louis “LTYM” productions, which will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at St. Luke’s Hospital’s Institute for Health Education. Each show is 90 minutes long, and there is no intermission. Advance tickets are available online for $15 each/two for $25; tickets will be sold for $15 each at the door (cash only). For tickets and additional information, visit




Local singer makes it to the big time as a contestant on ‘The Voice’ By CAROL ENRIGHT A year ago, Chesterfield teenager Caroline Glaser was getting ready to graduate from Marquette High School and singing at open mic nights at Picasso’s Coffee House in St. Charles. Today, Glaser is a contestant on NBC’s “The Voice.” In a telephone interview from Los Angeles, Glaser seemed stunned by her meteoric rise to celebrity. “It happened so fast,” she said. Glaser auditioned for Season 3 of “The Voice,” but didn’t make it. Wanting to “try one more time,” she and her mother drove to Memphis for a private audition for Season 4. But on the morning of the audition, both women woke up with food poisoning. “I couldn’t try out, so we just went back home,” Glaser recalled. “That’s when I decided to put music to the side for a little bit and started getting ready for school.”

Dancer,” both Shelton and Shakira turned their chairs around. Glaser chose Shelton to coach her, with the goal of being named “The Voice” and receiving the grand prize of a recording contract. In an on-stage interview, Glaser said she chose Shelton because he recognized her as a singer-songwriter. “I definitely want to be my own singersongwriter,” Glaser said later. “I want to write my own stuff, but I definitely have a lot of work to do.” After the coaches have selected their

teams of artists, the battle rounds begin, pitting team members against each other in a vocal performance battle. Glaser lost her battle and faced elimination until Usher and Levine indicated they wanted to add her to their teams. Faced with another coaching choice, Glaser chose Levine. “It’s been amazing working with both of them,” Glaser said of Shelton and Levine. The blind auditions were recorded well before they aired in March, and the contestants had to keep quiet. This made for an “awkward” Christmas break.

Now that the secret’s out, Glaser said having a career in music finally seems real. “In the back of my head, somewhere far deep down there, it’s been a huge fantasy of mine, but I never really looked at it as a reality until this whole thing happened,” she said. “This has definitely been the push I needed to really full on pursue music.” This week, the show moves into the public voting phase of the competition. Viewers can follow Glaser and vote for her success by tuning into “The Voice” on NBC Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

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Glaser began her freshman year at the University of Kansas. Then, midway through her first semester, her manager called to tell her that Season 4 was “looking for some young talent.” Asked if he could send them some of her YouTube videos. “Literally, like five days later, I was flown out and appeared on the blind auditions,” Glaser said. The blind auditions are what make “The Voice” different from other talent/reality shows. Contestants sing to the backs of celebrity coaches, making the competition purely about their voices. This season’s coaches include country artist Blake Shelton; front man for the group Maroon 5, Adam Levine; Latin-American pop artist Shakira and singer/songwriter Usher. Getting a coach to turn his or her chair means you’ve earned a spot on the show. Getting more than one chair to turn gives the singer the opportunity to pick his or her coach. When Glaser sang Elton John’s “Tiny

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Villa Duchesne seniors Rachel Arnold, Kristen Buehne, Riann Colbert, Sophie Flotron, Meghan Grojean, Mary Hogan, Megan Pohl, Sydney Sabino and Catherine Wagner with juniors Maggie Dorr, Grace Hartenbach, Victoria Ip, Caitlin McMillin and Libby Phipps

Science, engineering medalists Villa Duchesne’s high school team is first in the state in the medium-school division of the 2013 Worldwide Youth in Science and Engineering (WYSE) Academic Challenge. Individual Villa Duchesne students also medaled in chemistry, computer science, English and physics. The Missouri University of Science and Technology in Rolla each spring sponsors the state competition. The WYSE Academic

Challenge is a competitive series of multiplechoice tests in seven subjects: biology, chemistry, computer science, engineering graphics, English, mathematics and physics.

James Madison Fellow The James Madison Memorial Institute has named Westminster Christian Academy history teacher Howard Warren a 2013 James Madison Fellow. Warren said

The Scholarship Foundation of St. Louis has announced workshops to assist the public in understanding college financial aid award letters. The workshop helps students read confusing letters, compare financial aid packages and determine next steps to support debt avoidance and college affordability. Workshops will be held on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 11 at 1 p.m. at The Scholarship Foundation, located at 8215 Clayton Road in St. Louis. To RSVP, call (314) 725-7990 or email

Perry Outreach challenges students Three Westminster Christian Academy students were among 16 students selected

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Rossman alumni Thomas Hartke and Kelly Hatfield were named semifinalists in the U.S. Presidential Scholars program, one of the nation’s highest honors for high school students. Hatfield, a senior at John Burroughs, attended Rossman for eight years before graduating in 2007. Hartke, who attended Rossman for grades two through six, is a senior at



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from a pool of applicants from all metro-area high schools through a competitive application process to participate in the Perry Outreach Program recently held at Washington University School of Medicine. Julia Peistrup, Elisabeth Harding and Kaitlyn Mehlhouse were selected based on the quality of the essays that they submitted. During the program, these students challenged themselves in exercises in orthopedic surgery and engineering, such as repairing a broken femur using an “ex-fix” and learning to suture. They also practiced casting and designed an orthopedic implant. Peistrup, Harding and Mehlhouse are now eligible for an ongoing mentorship by a professional medical doctor or engineer working at Saint Louis University or Washington University in St. Louis.


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Parkway South students meet with filmmakers who lived on a dollar a day By CAROL ENRIGHT “It is up to our generation to change the world.” Every generation has heard these words. But when filmmaker Zach Ingrasci spoke them at Parkway South High on April 17 at the end of a presentation that included viewing the documentary he not only created – but lived through – the message truly seemed to inspire the student audience. “Living on One Dollar” is a documentary that tracks Ingrasci, fellow filmmaker, Chris Temple and two other college friends in the summer of 2010 while they spent 56 days living on $1 a day in a rural Guatemalan village. The movie shows the extreme poverty of the people – and the filmmakers struggling right alongside them battling hunger, fleas, E. Coli and bleak financial realities. After the movie, Ingrasci and Temple asked the audience what surprised them most. “It surprised me how much they (the Guatemalans) cared about their education,” said one student. Another said she was surprised at “how they kept smiling and being happy” despite their dire circumstances. Another remarked on “how difficult it is to save” money for poor people. Temple told the students that one of the biggest challenges was coming home after their eight weeks in Guatemala and knowing that the people they met were still living in poverty. “Do we feel really guilty?” asked Temple. “Or do we respect the resources that we have and use them to make a positive difference?” Temple and Ingrasci chose the latter and founded “Living on One,” a nonprofit with the purpose of engaging young people into understanding global poverty and helping people in extreme poverty through microfinance. They retrofitted a 1998 school bus and spent five months driving around the country showing the film in 25 major U.S. cities.

While in West County, Temple and Ingrasci did more than inspire the students with their story; they shared some life lessons. Ingrasci summed it up saying, “Small things can have a huge impact.” “The biggest obstacle we faced was our moms,” Ingrasci said, as the roomful of knowing teenagers chuckled. The also overcame the lack of money and fear of failure. “It is taking that first step that is the most difficult thing,” said Ingrasci. Temple told the students they need three things to turn their passion into reality. The first, he said, is inspiration: “finding that one thing that just really gets you psyched.” The next is “stepping outside of your comfort zone,” said Ingrasci. The final step is reminiscent of a Nike ad. “You have to do it,” said Ingrasci. “You have to go and do it.” After the presentation, the students enjoyed an authentic Guatemalan meal prepared by culinary arts students. Katherine Estep, a 16-year-old junior, said the movie “really makes you think about your life.” “If the people in Guatemala saw how I lived my life, they’d be stunned that I have so much and I take it for granted a lot,” Estep reflected. “It made me want to get up and do something and help,” said Hannah Robirds, a 17-yearold junior. “It was really inspirational.” Sixteen-year-old junior Brooke Rupkey said she has “always wanted to do something like that or some sort of mission work.” “It made me realize that a normal person can go do something like that,” she said. “It just made it seem more real.” “Living on One Dollar” will be available to view for free on Hulu and Hulu Plus April 22-May 3. For more information, visit


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PNC 2013 Baseball Showcase It’s time to showcase the area’s biggest high school baseball stars under the lights. The fourth annual PNC Bank High School Baseball Showcase is set for 7 p.m. Friday, June 14. It will pit the top 25 seniors from Southwestern Illinois against the 25 best ones from Missouri. Missouri’s seniors own the series so far, winning all three previous showcase games, all of which were played in the afternoon. St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny and Rick Sems, of PNC Bank, have been involved in the event since its inception. “It’s a great event, and it’ll be special to play it under the lights,” Matheny said during a recent news conference at Busch Stadium. “There’s not a better city than St. Louis to have this event.” Alan Benes will manage the 2013 Illinois team, and Chris Duncan will pilot the Missouri guys. Duncan managed Illinois last year while John Mabry led Missouri. In the first three years of the showcase, 12 participants have either been drafted or are currently playing in the minor leagues. Those drafted from last year’s game were

Parkway Central won the recent Suburban South Conference tournament played at Ballwin Athletic Association fields. The Colts scored a 6-5 victory over Parkway West to earn the crown. That was a goal for the Colts, coach Ryan Connors said. “I think our expectations were the same as every coach in the Suburban South, and that was to find a way to get to the winners’ bracket and win the last game,” Connors said. This was the first year the conference has had the tournament. “I think it’s a great idea to have tournaments like this during the season,” Connors said. “We play in some tournaments where there isn’t necessarily a winner so to play in something where there is an actual winner makes it a lot of fun.” Parkway Central defeated Kirkwood 6-5 and then topped Webster Groves 12-2 in the semifinal for the right to play the Longhorns for the championship. The Colts scored the winning run in the bottom of the seventh. With one out, Matt Hresko singled and then Johnny Naughton singled with the runners advancing an extra base on an error. Brian Hillhouse was intentionally walked before Brantley Lohkamp hit a 3-1 fastball for a base hit to drive in Hresko. “We had to battle back against Kirkwood and we had to score late against West,” Connors said. “It’s tough when momentum swings the other way in a baseball game.



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High school boys basketball Marquette junior varsity coach Kevin Schultz is moving up. The Rockwood School Board approved Schultz at its meeting Thursday (April 18) to become the new varsity basketball coach. Schultz has been the junior varsity coach for the past eight seasons at Marquette and has been at the school for nine years. Former coach Shane Matzen recently stepped away as the head coach to become the new Marquette athletic director. Matzen is replacing Mark Linneman, who is retiring at the end of the school year. Schultz inherits a program that has won two district championships in the last three seasons and went to one Final Four. Natually, he is happy for the opportunity he has. “I have been involved in athletics at MHS for nine years and I have loved working with these kids and this community,” Schultz said. “This is where I want to finish my career and I couldn’t be more proud to continue working in this program.” Matzen led the Mustangs for 17 seasons. He has a 247-213 record. Matzen said he is pleased Schultz is replacing him. “I’m very pleased to have someone take over the program with Kevin’s experience with us the past several years and his integrity and degree of caring about our Mustangs,” Matzen said. “I’m looking forward to continuing to work with him here at Marquette. He will do a great job.”

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High school boys golf St. Louis University High won the annual Webster Cup tournament at Crescent Farms Golf Club. The Junior Billikens finished with a team score of 303. Twotime defending Webster Cup champion De Smet Jesuit totaled 317 to finish ahead of Marquette (318) and Chaminade (319). CBC was fifth at 322. SLUH’s Alex Ciaramitaro was a medalist with a 72. Marquette’s Zach Gollwitzer (37-3673) and CBC’s Mick Meyer (38-35-73) tied for second place. Others in the top 15 were De Smet Jesuit’s T.J. Ruediger (75), Lafayette’s Mike Kanan (76), Marquette’s Frankie Thomas (76), Eureka’s Sean Vashi (76), Chaminade’s Trey Schneider (77), Lafayette’s Dillon Eaton (77) and De Smet Jesuit’s Jim Siegfried (78) and Kyle Szyhowski (78).

High school tennis MICDS finished second in the Metro League Tournament played recently at MICDS. John Burroughs won with 65.5 points while the Rams trailed with 57 points. The other team scores were Priory 39.5 and Westminster 32. Kennedy finished fourth in the AAA tournament. St. Dominic won with 24 points, followed by Lutheran St. Charles (14), Duchesne (12), Kennedy (11), DuBourg (8) and St. Mary’s (5).

High school boys track The All-Catholic Meet is a fun one to compete in and even better to win, said CBC coach Brandon Tripp. However, it’s just a stepping-stone in the season. “Winning the meet is nothing more than winning the meet,” Tripp said. “We have a great group of guys who enjoy being a part of the track family. Success is expected when you work as hard as our kids work. The All-Catholic title is a nice team victory, but is nothing more than a hurdle in our path of chasing a team title at the MSHSAA state meet. “I was just hoping that the kids would continue to get better and improve on their times or marks. It’s always fun to go



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High school girls track Lafayette won the recent Lafayette Invitational, and coach Rick Voss said it was a good win for his Lancers. “It says to me and our coaching staff that our kids are working hard and making progress,” Voss said. “We’re getting better every meet.” Lafayette, which won with 178 points top second-place Parkway North’s total of 155 points, had four first-place winners in junior Katherine Kelly in 800 in 2:24.2, senior Kelly Carpenter in 1600 in 5:27.7, freshman Anna West in 3200 in 12:03.8 and the 3200 relay team in 10:00.6. Girls on the winning relay were senior Brittany Boone, Carpenter, senior Jessie Maddox and freshman Sarah Nicholson. “Our girls all ran well, but the distance girls had a great day and made big strides toward where they want to be at the end of the season,” Voss said. “Our girls are on the right track and rounding into shape.”


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against other Catholic programs outside of our Metro Catholic Conference.” The win marked CBC’s second consecutive victory in the meet. The Cadets finished with 176 points. De Smet Jesuit was second at 135. Chaminade was seventh with 35 points, followed by Priory with 28. Kennedy was 11th with 21 points. “Everyone comes out to compete,” Tripp said. “Smaller programs look forward to the opportunity to challenge the larger Catholic schools, which drives some kids to compete harder and run personal bests.” CBC freshman Reed Sadahaven ran a time of 9 minutes, 34 seconds in the 1,600 meters. That time breaks the old freshman record and ranks him the No. 1 ninth-grade miler in the state right now, Tripp said. Senior Jonathan Parker won the 100 in 10.4 seconds. “It was a great race for him. It was near flawless from start to finish,” Tripp said. “Hopefully, he runs this well in May.” Senior teammate Jamal Robinson won the 200 in 21.6. “Outside of Parker, Jamal was not challenged out of the blocks,” Tripp said. “He runs his fastest when pushed out of the blocks for the first 50 meters.” CBC also won the 400 meter relay in 42.8 seconds and the 1600 relay in 3:28.3. Sophomore Jerrick Powell won the long jump with a leap of 20 feet, 5 inches and high jump with a leap of 6-2. ••• The Lafayette Lancers again captured the recent 38th annual Henle Holmes Invitational at Parkway Central. It was Lafayette’s third consecutive championship in the meet. Lancers coach Matt Warren said he was hoping for a good team performance in the prestigious meet and he got it. “It was our third victory at this meet in a row,” Warren said. “We were really going for that victory because I believe no team has ever won it three times in a row. Henle Holmes is always a premier meet. “There were a lot of good performances

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That set up the championship game against Neponset Valley, which turned out to be a heartbreaker for the young Blues. Neponset Valley’s Zach Sabatini scored the game-tying goal with eight seconds left. Neponset Valley went on the power play with 1:23 left in the game after an elbowing call to the Blues’ Alec Pellegrino. Neponset Valley called timeout with less than a minute left and pulled goaltender Adam Ellison for a 6-on-4 advantage, setting up Sabatini’s late-game heroics. Tyler Yates netted the game-winner for Neponset Valley at 4:19 of the first overtime to give the River Rats the championship. Yates ended the game on a two-on-one, burying Derek Barach’s one-time feed between Gornet’s pads from the top of the crease. Neponset Valley hadn’t won a state championship prior to this year. Pellegrino, William Scherer and Brady Crabtree had the St. Louis goals. Adam Ellison made 25 saves for Neponset Valley, while Gornet stopped 25 shots for St. Louis. The Blues finished 49-12-4, including going 8-1 in the district and national tournaments. “Throughout the season we were ranked in the top 10 in the country,” Sanderson said. “The kids knew if they played their best they could beat anyone in the country. The team worked extremely hard leading to our regional and national championship play. The expectations were to win.” Sanderson is proud of what this team accomplished and has done in recent years. He noted that many of the players will be drafted into junior hockey and expects maybe “nine of the 20 players” will return. Sanderson credited his assistants – Larry Sanderson, Anthony Cappelletti, Andy Strickland – for their hard work this season. “Our coaching staff consists of a very knowledgeable, extremely dedicated group,” Sanderson said. “I am extremely fortunate to have spent the last 20-plus years coaching and working closely with my dad. He is a valuable piece to the structure and success of the organization and team.”

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In a recent study that surveyed doctors shortly after promotional visits from pharmaceutical sales representatives, researchers found that during most visits, doctors were not informed of the harmful effects of the medicines being promoted.

Doctors kept in dark on drug dangers Drug company representatives commonly provide family physicians with little or no information about harmful effects of drugs they are promoting, according to a recent study. But according to the doctors involved in the study, they were likely to prescribe the drugs to patients. Researchers from the University of British Columbia had Canadian, U.S. and French doctors complete questionnaires about promoted medicines following sales visits from pharmaceutical company representatives. They found that in 59 percent of the visits, sales representatives failed to offer information about common or serious side effects and about the type of patients who should not take the medicines. “Laws in all three countries require sales representatives to provide information on harm as well as benefits,” lead author Barbara Mintzes, an expert on drug advertising, said in a university news release. “But no one is monitoring these visits, and there are next to no sanctions for misleading or inaccurate promotion.” Only 6 percent of the sales representative promotions made mention of serious risks,

but 57 percent of the medications promoted during the visits came with U.S. Food and Drug Administration “black box” warnings or Health Canada boxed warnings – the strongest drug warning that the countries can issue. “We are very concerned that doctors and patients are left in the dark and patient safety may be compromised,” Mintzes said. Doctors in France were more likely to be told of a drug’s harmful effect than those in the U.S. or Canada, researchers said. The study appeared online last month in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Early-morning smokers Smokers who light up first thing in the morning may be at higher risk for lung cancer and oral cancer than those who put off that first cigarette, according to Penn State researchers. “We found that smokers who consume cigarettes immediately after waking have higher levels of NNAL – a metabolite of the tobaccospecific carcinogen NNK – in their blood than smokers who refrain from smoking a half hour or more after waking, regardless of how many cigarettes they smoke per day,” said Steven Branstetter, Penn State assistant pro-

A new report shows that home hot water temperatures are too high, people putting people at risk for serious burns. Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that even though manufacturers have adopted standards to pre-set hot water temperature settings below the recommended safety standard of 120 degrees F, water temperatures in many homes are much higher than that. “Hot water temperatures above the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s recommended 120 degrees F were observed in 41 percent of homes we surveyed, including 27 percent of homes with temperatures at or above 130 degrees F,” lead study author Wendy Shields said. Researchers found that gas water heaters were less likely to have safe temperatures, and water heaters that held fewer gallons per person residing in the home were more likely to be above the recommended 120 degrees F. According to the researchers, exposure to hot water at 140 degrees F can lead to a serious burn within three seconds. Young children and the elderly have a particularly high burn risk because their skin is thinner and burns more quickly. Shields said the situation is hard to control because as water in a hot water tank is depleted, replenished and reheated, water temperature is not constant throughout the tank. In addition, water heater thermostats are not designed to provide precise estimates of water temperatures. “One potential solution is to equip faucets with anti-scald devices, such as thermostatic mixer valves, anti-scald aerators or scald guards,” Shields said. “To prevent scald burns, families should be encouraged to test hot water temperatures after adjusting gauges to ensure that a safe temperature is achieved.” Tap water burns are the cause of about

1,500 hospital admissions and 100 deaths each year in the U.S.

Downsizing dishes Eating meals off of smaller plates is a strategy many adults use when dieting. Evidently, the same tactic is effective for controlling how much food children consume. According to a study in the May 2013 issue of Pediatrics, (“Plate Size and Children’s Appetite: Effects of Larger Dishware on Self-Served Portions and Intake”), researchers found that first-grade students served themselves more when using larger dishes, which resulted in greater calorie intake. While they tended to serve themselves more fruit, they did not put more vegetables on their plates. The researchers concluded that using smaller dishes at home can be an effective way to control age-appropriate portion size and caloric intake during meals.

On the calendar Des Peres Hospital will offer a grocery store tour at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at the Schnucks store at 12332 Manchester Road in Des Peres. A registered dietician takes attendees through the store and discusses the aisles to avoid, aisles to shop and how to read labels. The program will be repeated at 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 21. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call (314) 9669100, or visit ••• St. Luke’s Hospital in Chesterfield will hold a film presentation and discussion of “Silver Linings Playbook” at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7 at its Emerson Auditorium. Presented by Mental Health America of Eastern Missouri, the event includes a showing of the movie, which explores bipolar disorder, and a discussion with local mental health and cinematic experts. To register, visit, or call (314) 773-1399. ••• “Knee Replacement. Is It Right For Me?” will be held from 6-7 p.m. on Wednesday, May 8 at Desloge Outpatient Center, 121 St. Luke’s Center Drive in Chesterfield. Admission is free. For more information, call (314) 542-4848.



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Visit Or call for more information today! Baseball grades 3-8: June 10, 17, & 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm Boys grade school basketball: June 3-6 11:30am-2pm Girls grade school volleyball: June 3-6 4:30pm - 6:30pm

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All Star Kids Camp at the Chesterfield Athletic Club 16625 Swingley Ridge Road • Chesterfield (636) 532-9992 All Star Kids Camp at Chesterfield Athletic Club features tennis, swimming, kickball, karate, games, fitness, fun and friends! State-of-the-art athletic & recreational facilities include 15 indoor/ outdoor tennis courts, indoor/outdoor pools, gym, racquetball, children’s yoga & zumba fitness classes provide an enriching environment that kids enjoy. Their experienced, engaging counselors keep kids active while having fun, build selfconfidence and develop team spirit. Lunch is included daily. Before/after care is available for ages 5-12. Camp runs May 28 - August 9. Sign up for a week or all summer to save 10%! Siblings receive a 10% discount. Convenient location, easy access/drop-off. Buy two or more weeks and get another week at 1/2 price!

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Andrews Academy Summer Program is a summer day camp for children entering kindergarten through grade six in the fall. The camp is located on a wooded campus with an air-conditioned building and an in-ground pool offering campers a multitude of activities administered by experienced camp counselors. Activities include selected sports, outdoor education as well as performing arts and crafts. Karate is offered as an optional activity. Two five-week sessions are offered, running from mid-June to mid-August. Extended day care is provided at no extra charge, both before and after camp hours.

Baskin Farm 18124 Baskin Farm Dr. • Wildwood (636) 458-5053 Baskin Farm’s Summer Camps offer a great opportunity for children (age 7-14) to spend all day with horses. Nestled in the green hills of Wildwood, campers learn hunt-seat riding as well as how to care for horses and riding equipment. Their experienced staff provides quality instruction with an emphasis on safety. Six one-week sessions are suitable for beginner and intermediate riders. Call or email today, as space is limited. Questions should be directed to lessons@, calling the office at 636-4585053 or visit their website.

Becky Viola’s Children’s Theatre Workshop (636) 227-4267 For students aged 4 to 17 years of age, Becky Viola’s Children’s Theatre Workshop presents three one-week drama camps in June thru July! The shows are: Attack of the Pom Pom

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Beverly Ackermann Shoop and son Michael A. Shoop are co-owners of Ackermann’s Swim Program which has been teaching children to swim for more than 60 years. They provide children ages 4-11 group swimming lessons in a non-competitive and safe environment in which to build confidence and self-esteem by teaching the life skills of swimming and water safety. Four different water level pools for progressive learning levels in heated pools. Enroll in one or two week sessions with Red Cross Certified teaching staff. Ackermann’s also has a playground plus convenient drop off and pick up at the curb. Visit their website for camp dates. Nominated for Best Summer Sports Camp — St. Louis Magazine A List 2011.

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Countryside Montessori School 12226 Ladue Road Creve Coeur

Zombies, How to Eat Like a Child, Peter Pan for students aged 4 to 8. It’s incredible to experience, but in one week’s time, Ms. Becky brings to life a full production with everything - sound, lights, set and costuming! Camp sizes are limited & fill quickly, so call now to reserve a spot. Ms. Becky teaches drama, vocal performance & piano privately. Ms. Becky has directed nearly 200 shows.

Bobby McCormack’s Basketball Camp (314) 606-5370 The camp is for boys and girls ages 7 - 14 at all ability levels. It offers a unique opportunity to refine fundamentals and learn to play the game at an advanced level. The camp breaks down the complicated game of basketball into a simple formula which focuses on fundamental skills, repetition, practice, and situational game play. Counselors are players and coaches who look forward to sharing their experiences with you and will map out simple, effective, offensive and defensive strategies to make you a better all-around player. For more information about dates, cost, etc., visit their website or call Bobby McCormack (314) 606-5370.

canoeing, kayaking, rafting, rubbing, snorkeling and fishing. Camps run from one to eight weeks. The one-week option is perfect for first-timers. Transportation to and from St. Louis is provided.

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800 Maryville Centre Drive • Town & Country (314) 997-2900 Get ready for sports, art, music, and lots of adventure! Camp Westminster is back this year with a huge variety of half- and full-day summer camps for boys and girls in grades K-8. Whether campers are interested in an athletic camp like Basketball or Tennis, an adventure camp like Outdoor Adventure, or a creative camp like Movie Making or Interior Design, Camp Westminster offers something for everyone! Other camps include Cheer, Jazz, Art, Swimming, Cooking, French, and Improv – among many more! Receive a 10% early bird discount if you register before March 31. For complete information, including a list of all camps, visit

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Camp Taum Sauk Lesterville • (314) 993-1655 Camp Taum Sauk is a family-owned co-ed overnight camp in Lesterville, Mo., dedicated to creating positive, lasting impressions on children ages 8 to 15. Concerned about safety with an emphasis on individual attention, experienced staff leads campers through exciting experiences, including horseback rides, mountain biking, caving, zip wire, a giant swing, ropes course, wilderness skills, archery, riflery, creative arts, tennis and more. Children learn confidence in the water through Red Cross swim instruction. Other water activities include

For over 17 years, Carol Bowman Academy of Dance has offered a summer program that is an ideal time to introduce children of all ages to the different disciplines of dance. Daytime/evening classes and camps are offered to accommodate everyone’s schedule. For the younger student’s classes in ballet, tap and tumbling are incorporated to encourage coordination, rhythm and creativeness. For the experienced dancers, classes in ballet, pointe, modern, jazz and tap are structured to help maintain technique, flexibility and tone. They will be offering a camp/ class in Ballerina, Hip-Hop and Nutcracker. For more information, call or visit their website.

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GRAND OPENING & OPEN HOUSE! May 11th from 11am-2pm at Eureka & Washington Join us for a chance to tour our facilities, plus enjoy Games, Giveaways, Free Food & Drinks for the whole family! 17541 Chesterfield Airport Rd. 14248 Manchester Rd. Ballwin • 636-394-3104 Chesterfield • 636-537-8118

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20 Years of Business “Exciting Sport Mini-Camps $100 OFF first week of tuition. & Field Trips” Before & After New Families only. For children 6 weeks to 12 years 1230 Dougherty Ferry Rd. .2 of a mile South of Big Bend Rd.

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Andrews Academy Summer Camp Andrews Academy Day Camp is a challenging program designed to help children thrive and discover their unlimited potential for success. To do this, the camp offers several activities packages tailored to your child’s interest or needs. Plan now to make this coming summer, one that your child will always remember. Availability is limited.

Do you have an artistically curious child? Chesterfield Arts is the place for Art Camps 2013. Whether your child is into animation, drawing, painting, pottery, printmaking illustration, or sculpture...they have it all. June through August one week, half day camps. Take one, two or more! For ages 4 - 13 plus advanced classes for teens. Art camps are not just for kids. Ask about Art Camps for Adults! Don’t wait any longer. Register today! Call or visit their website to register.

Countryside Montessori School 12226 Ladue Road • Creve Coeur (314) 434-2821

Countryside Montessori School offers a 10-week summer program (five 2-week sessions) for children ages 1-6. Your child will enjoy Montessori class time, arts & crafts, daily pony rides, swimming instruction/water play and more! Hours are 8:15 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. (snack included) or 8:15 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. (lunch included). They also offer a full extended day program from 7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Summer camp dates are June 3 - Aug. 9. Please call for registration materials.

cal, poms, hip-hop, and musical theatre. “Princess Camp” (July 22nd, 23rd, and 24th, for ages 3 and 4) includes dance, story time and a visit from a special princess. Camps end in live performances for the parents. Crafts are included. Camps are open to all levels, so bring your friends!

Fazio’s Rock Academy Summer Camp 15440 Manchester Road • Ellisville (636) 227-3573

Fazio’s Rock Academy is the summer destination for the aspiring rock star in your life! Campers attend one-week or two-week sessions where they form a real band, choose a band name, write their own music, pose for a photo shoot and conclude with a live concert with special guest appearances by professional rock artists! Fazio’s Rock Academy is for Guitarists, Vocalists, Bassists and Keyboardists between the ages of 9-17 years. Session 1: July 15-19, 2013 Session 2: July 22-26, 2013. TIMES: 8:50 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. FEE: $399/week (Ask about discounted rate for two week enrollment). Price includes print music and tee-shirt.

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Dance Incorporated

(314) 432-5700 or (314) 442-3432 Chesterfield & Creve Coeur

Dance Incorporated hosts three exciting and affordable dance camps. Children receive instruction from trained professionals and fun activities. “Passion for Fashion and Dance” (July 8-12, ages 3-10) includes ballet, jazz, poms, musical theatre, makeovers, glamour hairdos, mini-manicures & pedicures and dress up! “The Zone” (July 15-19, ages 6-12) includes ballet, jazz, contemporary lyri-

The J has a camp for every kid, from pre-K through grade 10! Choose from two convenient locations in Creve Coeur and Chesterfield. New this year: Water Park Camp, LEGO® camp, Girls Field Hockey, Maryville University Basketball Camp and expanded general, sports and arts camps. Campers swim nearly every day and receive Red Cross swim instruction. Kids love our friendly staff and parents love our beautiful facilities. The J offers pre- and post-care, a counselor-in-training program and a lunch option, too. Inclusion services are also available. Complete camp brochure at

317 Ozark Trail Drive, Suite 150 • Ellisville (636) 394-0023

Open House

• Kindergarten - 6th Grade May 30th • Two, 5-week sessions 6-8pm • Lunch, snacks provided • Before and after camp care provided (at no charge) • Low counselor - camper ratio

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John F. Kennedy Catholic Pom Poms, Hip Hop Kids, and J. Biebs + T. Swift = awesome dance camps. They are showcasing High School their new and improved theatre camp and popular 500 Woods Mill Road • Manchester Summer Intensive Program, spotlighting ballet, tap, (636) 227-5900 jazz, contemporary, and specialty technique classes. It is the goal at KrupinskiAcademy to give every child the chance to make their dreams come true. They John F. Kennedy Catholic High School is the only pride themselves on embracing all children, giving co-educational Catholic high school in West County. them the opportunity to explore the world of dance Kennedy Catholic offers a college-preparatory curriculum for students across the learning in a fun, friendly, family environment. spectrum. Students are afforded the opportunity to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and socially Lakeside Children’s while achieving leadership positions in cocurriculars and excelling in both the arts and athletics. Join Academy for one of their summer camps and experience 1230 Dougherty Ferry Road Kennedy for yourself! Visit www.Kennedycatholic. West St. Louis County net or call today for information! “Community. (636) 225-4800 Excellence. Compassion…Kennedy Catholic.” Mon. – Fri., 6 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Kidsplay

Hwy. K & N • O’Fallon (636) 379-9494 Dierberg’s Plaza • Manchester (636) 227-1800 “Kamp Kidsplay” offers loads of fun featuring arts and crafts, sports, storytellers, magicians, musicians, clowns, indoor and outdoor playgrounds, picnic lunches and water fun. Adventure “Kamp” for kids ages 2-4 features weekly visitors; Explorer “Kamp” for those ages 5-10 includes four field trips every week. The program runs from 9:00 a.m. to 4 p.m. from June 3 through Aug.9, with an extended day option available from 6:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Attend by the week, the day or the hour.

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Celebrating its 20th year, Lakeside Children’s Academy is state licensed for children ages 6 weeks to 12 years, and provides affordable, convenient programs for more than 150 infants, ones and twos, preschool, pre-kindergarten and school-age children with before and afterschool care included. Summer Camp Extravaganza (packed with mini-camps and field trips) is available for 10 weeks during the summer, and transportation to local elementary schools is provided daily throughout the year. The loyal and experienced teachers are CPR-certified and strive to meet the needs of each child.

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Living Word Church offers fun summer programs for children entering 1st through 5th grade in the fall of 2013. The June themed camps include: June 3-7 - “Suit Up Super Heroes,” June 10-14 – “Way Out West,” June 17-21 – “Chill Out,” June 24-28 - “What’s Cooking?” offered weekly from 9:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Monday – Friday, starting

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June 3. Vacation Bible School, “Everywhere Fun 9 am - 12 Skills. noonBuild Character. Fair” is for children age 3 – 5th grade and will Adventure. Sharpen take place July 8 –12, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. For Ages PreK through 5th Grade registration information contact Brenda Stobbe at 636-821-2800 or bstobbe@livingwordumc. This is a Free Event org or register online at

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Lou Fusz Soccer Club

Lou Fusz Soccer Complex-Maryland Heights CBC High School-West County Lutheran High School South-South County (314) 628-9341 or (314) 393-1164 At Lou Fusz Soccer Club, “Learn Through Fun” is the camp motto! Lou Fusz offers a Spring Program and Summer Camps. All camps are open to the public. In addition to the Full and Half Day Summer Camps, Lou Fusz offers many Summer MiniCamps in South County, St. Charles County, West County, Jefferson County, Kirkwood, University City and Southern Illinois. Camp activities are designed to enhance the young players’ techniques and are conducted by experienced coaches who know how to teach and keep things fun. Many additional camps at various locations throughout the metropolitan area. For more information, call or email

Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program for High Ability Students

Maryville University 650 Maryville University Drive • West County (314) 529-9300 •

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Baskin Farm Summer Camp

Summer camp at Baskin Farm provides a great opportunity for horse-loving kids to spend their day riding and learning horsemanship. We offer six one-week camp sessions suitable for both beginner and intermediate riders. Ages 7-14. For more information and a free brochure, call today or download a registration form at

The Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program is an engaging opportunity for students who are interested in science, technology, engineering, art and math fields. They offer top-notch programming with highly qualified faculty, including professors, engineers, computer programmers and gifted certified teachers. The program is designed for children and teens ages 4-15 who are either already identified as gifted or who perform well above their peers in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Class sizes are limited to 12-14 participants with an overall faculty/staff to participant ratio of 1:6. For additional information, email

Pegasus Camp Mary Institute and Saint Louis Country Day School (MICDS) 101 N. Warson Road •St. Louis 314-995-7342 •

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Pegasus campers (students entering grades K-9) explore science, technology, the arts, sports, swimming, and a variety of unique activities on the state-of-the-art campus of MICDS. Three twoweek sessions will be offered in 2013, led by professional teachers, coaches, and counselors.

Hot lunch served cafeteria style is included. Before and aftercare are available (for an additional fee). For more information or to register visit www. or call 314-995-7342.

Ridgefield Arena

1410 Ridge Rd. • Wildwood (636) 527-3624 • Celebrating over 40 years in business, Ridgefield Arena is a wonderful horse facility. The love of horses has been responsible for the beautiful grounds and amenities. Ridgefield has three lighted arenas, (one indoor for all year riding), six wash racks, a tack room, trails and a fabulous viewing room. They offer boarding for your horse, sales if you need a horse and a great riding academy to learn about horses. Ridgefield has a range of activities such as summer camps, horse clinics and horse shows. Camp dates are June 4 - 7, July 15 - 18, July 22 - 25 and August 5 - 8. Horse Shows are May 31 - June 2 and September 21 & 22. For more information, call or visit their website.

Saint Louis Science Center Summer Science Blast Camps

(314) 289-4439 or (800) 456-SLSC x4439 The Summer Science Blast at the Saint Louis Science Center has amazing summer adventures, ie., kids can learn to fly a real airplane, design and build a robot, become a paleontologist or explore the science behind cooking and more! This year will offer a full summer of early childhood camps, plus new camps for every age. Camp opens June 3 and runs through Aug. 2 and is available for ages 4-18 with half-day, full-day, and flexible extended care options. A brochure or registration form is available by calling the office or on the website.

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The Zone

(5th grade to age 13) (636) 891-6675 Sign up now for SummerLink and the Zone – the best part of summer! From field trips to hands-on activities to electrifying presentations and more, SummerLink and the Zone encourage students to use their imagination, learn, laugh and build friendships. The programs are offered at several convenient locations throughout Rockwood School District and are open to all in-district and out-of-district families. Join them for one day or all nine weeks! Camp staff is led by an experienced Facilitator who works for Rockwood Adventure Club during the school year. Check out the website or call for more information!


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imagination, learn, laugh friendships. Both camps SummerLink andand the build Zone encourage students to use run their 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday with before (6:30–9 a.m.)

imagination, learn, laugh and build friendships. Both camps run June 3–August 2at no additional and after care (3–6p.m., p.m.)Monday cost. with before (6:30–9 a.m.) 9 a.m.–3 through Friday andfor after care (3–6 p.m.)and at no additional cost. field trips Sign up early SummerLink the Zone! From

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to hands on activities electrifying presentations and more, 5 days | to 4 days 3 days $138 | 2 days $103 | 1 day $62 Prices include all $190 field trips and$167 two |snacks. Rates apply to all Rockwood and non-residents. SummerLink and the Zone encourage students Prices include allresidents field trips and two snacks. to use their Rates apply to all Rockwood residents and non-residents.

imagination, learn, laugh and build friendships. Both camps run 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Monday through Friday with before (6:30–9 a.m.) and after care (3–6 p.m.) at no additional cost. Visit us at Visit us at or call 636-891-6675 for more information 5 days $190 | 4 days $167 | 3 days $138 | 2 days $103 | 1 day $62 or call 636-891-6675 for more information Prices include all field trips and two snacks. Rates apply to all Rockwood residents and non-residents.

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Make Summer Fun! Maryville University Summer Science and Robotics Programs The Maryville Summer Science and Robotics Program for High Ability Students is a premier academic program designed for childreen and tens ages 4–15 and taught by highly qualified faculty, including a computer programmer, an engineer, university professors and gifted-certified teachers. This unique summer opportunity includes all aspects of science, technology, engineering, art and math in dynamic courses with a faculty/staff to participant ratio of 1:6. All camps offered at Maryville University, 650 Maryville University Drive,St. Louis, MO 63141. Email for more information.

There are still 14 classes with space available, including four classses for children ages 4 and 5. Register online today! Check out these options and many others at

Sylvan Learning Center

Wildwood Family YMCA

14248 Manchester Rd. (at Hwy. 141) •Ballwin (636) 394-3104 17541 Chesterfield Airport Rd. •Chesterfield (636) 537-8118 62244 Hwy 100, Ste. 160 •Washington (636) 390-9211 98 The Legends • Eureka •(636) 394-3104

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Learning feels good...even in the summer! Sylvan offers year-round academic & tutoring programs in reading, math, algebra, writing, study skills, testprep, college prep for ACT/SAT, and high school math/science tutoring. Professional and highly trained teachers develop programs with customized content and personalized instruction based on each student’s strengths and weaknesses. Sylvan’s motivating environment builds confident, independent learners for all students, including LD, ADD, dyslexic, CAPS, etc. Summer camps offer parents flexible scheduling to help keep their children’s skills sharp or to get ahead! Sylvan offers in-center & online programs, as well as in-home tutoring. Call or visit for more information.

Fun with Fairy Tales July 22–26

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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Cinderella, Hansel and Gretel and Jack and the Bean Stalk: What do these all have in common? They are famous fairy tales. Come learn about a variety of fairy tales while creating these beloved stories with LEGO®.

Traveling Transportation July 22–26

1 p.m. – 4 p.m.

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Planes, trains, boats, automobiles and space craft are a few of the ways we travel though our world and beyond. Participants will explore and use LEGO® to build a series of different means of transportation.

Wildwood Christian Church Vacation Bible School 16717 Manchester Road • Wildwood (636) 458-2989 • Come join Wildwood Christian Church Vacation Bible School on an adventure to God’s Backyard Bible Camp under the sun where kids will have a blast serving JESUS! Vacation Bible School will run at Wildwood Christian Church from June 10 – 14, 9:00 am to noon, for kids going into PreK through 5th Grade. Online registration is going on now at

West County Family YMCA 16464 Burkhardt Place • Chesterfield (636) 532-3100 • Give your kids the opportunity to learn, grow and thrive at Y Summer Day Camp. They offer an exciting, safe community for children and young people to explore the outdoors, build self-esteem, develop interpersonal skills and make lasting friendships and memories. Their traditional camps with nature, games and summertime fun are probably similar to those you may have attended as a child. Their specialty camps span interests of just about anyone. They have sports camps, art camps, dance camps, swim camps and all types of camps that let kids from tots to teens focus on a skill or try new ones. So sign up for one or more terrific camp experiences! Online registration is available on their website.

YMCA Camp Lakewood (573) 438-2154 or (314) 241-9622 Potosi •

YMCA Camp Lakewood is a residential summer camp for children ages 6–17 situated on over 5,000 wooded acres with a 360-acre lake, 90 minutes south of St. Louis. Children enjoy the traditional activities of camp, including archery, zip line, climbing tower, water activities, horseback riding, arts & crafts and much more, as well as being exposed to YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith. At YMCA Camp Lakewood, kids make friends and memories that last a lifetime, and the diverse cultural staff ensures every child has a safe and fun-filled experience. Registrations are being accepted now.

Mathematically Artistic July 22– 26

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 10-12

Think math and art don’t go together? Having an artistic eye often takes mathematical scale and reasoning. Participants will take a look at different genres of art and classify them in geometric themes.

Newton’s Laws of Motion July 29 – Aug. 2

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Ages 9-11

Where do different forces come from? How are forces applied? How do forces affect movement of objects? We’ll use toys and games to look at Newton’s understanding of force and motion – including Newton’s Car, pop can “Hero Engine” and a balloon powered race car!

Summer Camp 2013

WHEN YOU THINK CAMP, THINK YMCA Camp . . . it all started at the YMCA. So for preschool, teen, sports, art, adventure or dance camp—or all of the above!— turn to the Y for exciting, safe and memorable times.

Wildwood Family YMCA Wildwood 636.458.6636 West County Family YMCA Chesterfield 636.532.3100

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Wet? Dry? Who knows? When landscaping in eastern Missouri, homeowners need to be prepared for everything By JIM ERICKSON Only a few weeks ago, long-range weather forecasts were calling for another hot, drier-than-usual summer in eastern Missouri. Then, April’s showers arrived and kept coming until the area’s rivers – not that long ago at extremely low levels – rose above flood stage. So, what’s it going to be? Another hot, drought-plagued summer? Or will homeowners in the West County area be seeking plans for the proverbial ark instead of figuring out how to keep their lawns, shrubs and trees alive when temperatures climb and everything dries up? The best answer, according to Nathan Brandt, horticulture specialist with University of Missouri Extension in St. Louis County, is “both.” “Given the weather patterns in our area, chances are pretty good that homeowners will need to deal with both types of conditions during the growing season,” he said. “They’ll need to be aware of what’s going on and what to look for in order to manage the consequences successfully.” Pat Quinan, Missouri Extension climatologist, agreed. “I don’t go out on a limb with forecasts,” he said. “No one knows for sure what’s coming and certainly no one forecast the magnitude of the adverse conditions that arose last year.” Mark Grueber, urban and community forester with the Missouri Conservation Department, noted, “I liken yard care with preventive maintenance on a car. You don’t always know what situations may come up so you keep both – your car and your yard – in the kind of shape where they are able to deal with whatever conditions arise.”

tems is that they are set to water the lawn, trees and plants the same way at the same time, Brandt said. “The end result is that nothing receives the optimal amount of moisture.” Brandt and Grueber strongly agree that the most effective watering is the kind that encourages lawns and plants to root deeply where they can absorb moisture from a greater area. “My advice to people with irrigation systems is to turn them off,” Grueber asserted. “All too often the irrigation systems are set to provide water too often and not in enough volume to produce deep rooting.” Grueber said homeowners with irrigation systems probably suffered more damage to their yards and plants last year

than did those who watered using “manual” equipment such as hose-end sprinklers or soaker-type hoses. “Things that were shallow-rooted went Spring rains won’t last forever quickly with the kind of conditions we had Looking ahead to typical St. Louis last year,” he said. summer heat or worse, last year’s extreme Despite Grueber’s advice, some studies conditions, Grueber and Brandt described have shown the typical homeowner applies a number of different scenarios affecting as much as 2.5 times the amount of water both lawns and plants and how to deal needed for turf growth when using hosewith them. end sprinklers, so no method is guaranteed Trees and shrubs don’t require as close to be foolproof. attention as lawns because they have bigger To remain green and growing actively, root systems and aren’t stressed as quickly lawns generally require one to 1.5 inches in hot, dry weather, Brant observed. When of water weekly, either from rainfall or leaves on trees and shrubs begin turning watering, Brandt noted. Tall fescue requires brown around the edges or start to curl up less water than Kentucky bluegrass, while at the end of the day and fail to recover zoysia grass needs even less. their normal shape by the next morning, Extended periods of hot, dry, windy they need water. A good watering once or conditions can stress lawns quickly. twice a month usually is all that’s required Brandt said lawns need water when they in hot, dry weather. turn a gray-green color and when footOne problem with some irrigation sys- prints remain in the lawn for several hours

As for determining how your landscape has benefited from Mother Nature’s own moisture, nothing beats a rain gauge. Available at most nurseries and in lawn and garden departments at big box stores, the measuring device should be mounted where it’s not covered or protected by a roof overhang, other structures or trees. Gauges usually provide appropriate instalWater management – a tricky balance lation instructions. Officially reported rainfall amounts are “Adequate moisture” is a key ingredient in keeping plants healthy, Grueber said, but fine – for those specific locations. But the definition of “adequate” varies accord- the amount of rain that comes down even a short distance away can and does vary, ing to plant and soil types. “Know your trees’ requirements and the often by significant amounts. Therefore, it’s best to rely on your own gauge to kind of soil they are in,” he urged. Information is available from a number determine how much moisture your yard of reliable sources on these and other lawn receives and what, if any, additional water is required for your lawn and plantings.

instead of the blades quickly returning to an upright position. “If you have any doubt about the moisture level in your yard, push a screwdriver into the ground,” Brandt suggested. “It should go in easily 5 to 6 inches. If it doesn’t, you haven’t got the amount of moisture you need deep enough.”

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and plant care issues. Trying to gauge the adequacy of watering by measuring how long a hose-fed system or irrigation equipment is on presents another set of issues, Brandt reminded. “Every delivery system is different. Water pressure is a big variable and can change on a day-to-day or even an hourly basis,” he said. “Sprinklers vary in the amount of water they deliver, too. The type of heads used in an irrigation system also can apply differing amounts.” According to Missouri Extension, the best time to water a lawn is from 6-8 a.m. Water pressure generally is highest then and winds usually are more calm and less likely to disrupt the water application pattern. Water lost by evaporation also is much lower than when temperatures rise. Early-morning watering also lessens the chance that turf diseases will develop due to moisture remaining on the grass for extended periods.

For all kinds of weather, consider using ‘rainscape’ techniques Given the amount of rainfall this spring, Brandt predicts it will be some time before established lawns and other plants will need added moisture this year. As with most everything else, there also can be too much of a good thing and recent rainfall amounts have created problems of their own. “Too much moisture can be harmful to plants and lawns, especially if the soil is the kind that doesn’t drain well,” Brandt said. The heavy clay soils in West County provide a good example. Perhaps more important is the fact that drainage problems around any home can lead to problems inside the dwelling. If gutters are overflowing, chances are downspouts are clogged and need to be cleared so excess water is directed away from the home and planted areas. “Many plants don’t like ‘wet feet’ and even lawns can suffer if too much water collects too often,” Brandt continued. “But there are effective ways to deal with this kind of problem.” Rain gardens or “rainscapes” are one attractive and environmentally friendly solution, he said. Brandt noted that Missouri Extension soon will complete a website ( with information on how to establish a rain garden and with what plantings. The existing site already provides a variety of details. “Rain gardens offer a way to work water into the soil naturally to avoid runoff and help prevent erosion,” Brandt explained. “They may not be as formal-looking as other garden areas, but they can be made very attractive – certainly much better than just grass.



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Residential rain gardens work with nature to create beautiful solutions to stormwater management. (Photo courtesy of

“There are lots of plants that like and do well with ‘wet feet,’ and it’s just a question of working them in together.” Additional benefits: • Rain gardens reduce pollution in lakes, rivers and streams. • Rain gardens are helpful in recharging groundwater. • Rainwater remains on the homeowner’s property where it naturally belongs. • Native habitat is created, attracting wildlife and butterflies. Nearly 70 percent of the pollution in our surface waters gets there through stormwater runoff, according to studies by the Environmental Protection Agency. About 50 percent of that pollution is chemical pollution from products used in yard care, household activities, and from our yard waste.

(Photo courtesy of Missouri Botanical Garden)

Rainscaping options run the gamut from something as simple as installing a rain barrel to planting a rain garden, amending soil, and /or replacing lawn grass with trees, shrubs and low-maintenance ground cover. The RainScaping Guide on the Missouri Botanical Garden site ( can help landowners determine which sustainable landscaping options are right for their sites. The guide can be accessed by clicking on the “At Home” link under the “Sustainability & Conservation” tab.

The guide also offers advice on designing and building a rain garden, selecting plants and choosing landscape alternatives. When choosing plants, the guide points out that “an aesthetically pleasing, lowmaintenance landscape can be attained using a plant palette of regionally native plants.” Native plants, it suggests, are welladapted to local climate and soils as well as fluctuations in rainfall, beautiful, reliably hardy and enhance much-needed biodiversity while allowing for more opportunities to observe nature. Good news, bad news The bad news is that the types and scope of problems West County homeowners face in keeping their plants, trees and shrubs healthy and growing are numerous, to say the least. The good news is reliable sources of information do exist on how to address those problems. A quick check of the Missouri Extension Service website revealed a host of informational and how-to-do-it guides ranging from home lawn watering and irrigating trees and shrubs during summer drought to caring for flooded lawns. Simply go to and click on “Lawn and Garden” for unbiased, researchoriented information on questions and issues you want to address. is a website that also provides information and suggestions on a host of problems and situations. Just list your question in the search box and go from there. Surfing the Missouri Botanical Garden website at is another way of finding information from experts. The garden also offers a variety of classes and a list of native plants that can tolerate eastern Missouri’s unpredictable and ever-changing weather.


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PEOPLE Elizabeth J. Schlesinger has joined the St. Louis office of Lewis, Rice & Fingersh as an associate in the law firm’s estate planning department. Schlesinger ••• Abby Hawkins has joined tSunela, a locally based digital marketing firm, as digital marketing manager. Hawkins is responsible for managing


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Korn, May 25, Peabody Opera House The Music of Queen, May 31, Powell Symphony Hall Gogol Bordello, May 31, The Pageant The Music of Pink Floyd, June 1, Powell Symphony Hall 1812 Overture, June 8, Powell Symphony Hall Peter Frampton’s Guitar Circus, June 11, The Family Arena “American Idol” Live, June 29, Chaifetz Arena New Kids on the Block with 98 Degrees and Boyz II Men, June 30, Scottrade Center

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Com mu n it y Event s ART “On Fire,” an art glass exhibit by Third Degree Glass Factory, runs through Friday, May 17 at Chesterfield Arts. Call 5191955, or visit ••• Studio Night Live, a free community open house featuring hands-on art activities for the family, is from 5-8 p.m. on Friday, May 3 at Chesterfield Arts. Attendees experience a variety of artistic mediums, view live demonstrations by professional artists and sample summer camps. Chesterfield Arts’ annual LEGO design challenge also is featured. Call 519-1955, or visit ••• A Mother’s Day Art Fair is from noon-3 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Whole Foods Market, 1160 Town and Country Crossing Drive. A variety of local artists sell reasonably priced art and crafts with 10 percent of every purchase benefiting the Whole Planet Foundation. Visit stores/townandcountry.

BENEFITS Eye Care Charity of Mid-America hosts a trivia night at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Friday, May 3 at St. John Lutheran Church Common Area, 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville. The night includes eight rounds of general trivia, with eight players per table. A silent auction, 50/50 drawing and cash bar are featured. Teams may bring their own food. The cost is $200 per table/$25 per person. Call Lora Mather at 778-1023. ••• A plant sale is from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Bethel United Methodist Church, 17500 Manchester Road in Wildwood. Annuals, perennials, houseplants, herbs and vegetable plants; colorful mixed planters; hanging baskets; and garden décor are sold. Proceeds fund mission work for the church. Call 458-2255. ••• The St. Louis Health Equipment Lending Program (St. Louis HELP) medical equipment donation drive is from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at the Walgreens loca-

tions at 12006 Manchester in Des Peres and 1302 Clarkson Clayton Center in Ellisville. Manual and power wheelchairs, scooters, canes/crutches/walkers, shower chairs, folding ramps, stair lifts and more are accepted. Find a full list of acceptable donations at Tax-deductible donations are cleaned, refurbished and loaned to anyone in need at no cost. Call (314) 567-4700. ••• A trivia night is at 6:30 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Saturday, May 4 at LifePointe Church, 1400 Babler Park Drive in Wildwood. Teams of eight compete for prizes in 10 rounds; a silent auction also is featured. The cost is $160 per team. Proceeds benefit summer youth camp and youth programs. To register, visit ••• Take Steps for Crohn’s & Colitis, a fundraising walk, is from 2:30-6 p.m. on Sunday, May 5 at Creve Coeur Lake Park. To register, visit ••• Animal Awareness/Adoption Day is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, May 11 at the Masonic Lodge building, 200 Reis Road in Ballwin. There will be pets for adoption as well as information booths to help area organizations benefiting animals. Contact Troy Galloway at ••• Good Shepherd Lutheran Church hosts the Hike Against Hunger at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 11 at Picnic Site 1 in Queeny Park. The event raises funds for the church’s Oct. 11-13 MobilePack event. Hikers enjoy a 1.5- or 4.5-mile walk as they help to collect donations. Visit goodshepherdlutheran. com, or email ••• “Kisses for Kaleb” is at noon (shotgun start at 1 p.m.; dinner at 6 p.m.) on Saturday, May 11 at Mystic Oak, formerly The Ridge, at 643 Ridge Road in Waterloo, Ill. Funds contribute to the care of Kaleb, who at 4 months of age suffered life-threatening injuries, and help him attend Ability Camp. The cost is $100 for golf and dinner/ $25 for dinner only. Contact Neal Handler at 825-3991, or email

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••• The Arthritis Foundation hosts the St. Louis Arthritis Walk at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, May 17 at Logan College of Chiropractic/ University Programs. Visit ••• The Holy Infant Knights of Columbus Cash Bingo and Social is at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 18 at the Holy Infant cafeteria, 248 New Ballwin Road. There is a $50 minimum payout per game. Admission is $20 and includes 15 games of bingo and beer, wine, soda and water. Food and snacks are available for purchase. Proceeds fund charitable activities of the Knights of Columbus. Call Ray Brune at 256-6511. ••• Great Rivers Environmental Law Center presents “Cocktails at the Busch Mansion” from 5-7:30 p.m. on Sunday, May 19 at the mansion on the grounds of Grant’s Farm. Guests meet Trudy Busch Valentine, who will recount growing up in the “Big House” and discuss her environmental sustainability initiative for Grant’s Farm. Guests can enjoy cocktails and hors d’ouevres, with background music by the St. Louis Classical Guitar Quartet. Reservations are required. Tickets are $125. Call (314) 231-4181, or visit ••• The 15th annual Friends of Kids with Cancer Golf Tournament & Auction is at 10:30 a.m. (registration and breakfast at 9 a.m.) on Monday, May 20 at Whitmoor Country Club. Cocktails, dinner and auctions follow the golf. Tickets are $1,200 per foursome, $300 per golfer and $75 for dinner only. Sponsorships are available. Call (314) 275-7440, or visit ••• The Assistance League St. Louis Golf Tournament/Tennis Round-Robin is on Monday, May 20 at Meadowbrook Country Club. Golf begins with a shotgun start at noon, and tennis registration begins at noon, with the round-robin from 1-4 p.m. Cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and dinner also are featured. Visit stlouis.assistanceleague. org, or call 227-6200.

on Saturday, May 4 at 1007 New Ballwin Road. The free event is open to all ages and includes pony rides, a petting zoo, games, a bounce house, food, music, attendance prizes and more. Call 227-0404. ••• The Ballwin Parks and Recreation Department hosts a family campout, with check-in at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at Vlasis Park. Wildlife demonstrations, a build-your-own wooden project provided by Lowe’s, cooking hot dogs, a tent-decorating contest, and a movie on a giant inflatable screen are featured. A pancake breakfast is provided in the morning. Register at The Pointe or online at ••• Seniors are invited to free events to celebrate mothers on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 3-5 at Briarcrest Estates, 14525 Clayton Road in Ballwin. The Let’s Talk Seniors gardening class is at 3 p.m. on May 3, a Jazz Night is at 3 p.m. on May 4, and a craft day starts at 3 p.m. on May 5. Visit, or RSVP by calling 391-5300. ••• St. Louis Community College and the city of Wildwood sponsor free electronics recycling from 8 a.m.-noon on Saturday, May 4 on the parking lot at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Computers and accessories, networking and telecommunications equipment, phones, clocks, TVs, VCRs, DVD players, stereos, A/V equipment, home electronics and small appliances are accepted. Email with questions. ••• Eureka Outreach Center for the Blind and Visually Impaired is open from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 4 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, 500 Meramec Ave., offering a time for blind and visually impaired persons to socialize and enjoy a free meal. Transportation is available for those who are not in wheelchairs; those in wheelchairs are welcome, but need to provide their own transportation. For reservations or information, contact Dale Oberkramer at 3930009 or

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RECEPTIONIST/CLERICAL Chesterfield CPA firm is seeking a full-time Receptionist. Job entails phones, mail, copying, Wo r d , E x c e l , a n d v a r i e d duties. Benefits include health insurance and retirement plan. Send resume to: vbommer@

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