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Random thoughts on the passing scene: Will the Veterans Administration scandal wake up those people who have been blithely saying that what we need is a “single payer” system for medical care? Delays in getting to see a doctor have been a common denominator in government-run medical systems in England, Canada and Australia, among other places. Class warfare rhetoric would have us resenting “the top 10 percent” in income. But that would be a farce, because most of us would be resenting ourselves, since more than half of all Americans – 54 percent – are in the top 10 percent at some stage of their lives. Some people act as if the answer to every problem is to put more money and power in the hands of politicians. Freedom means nothing if it does not mean the freedom to do what other people don’t like. Everyone was free to be a Communist under the Stalin dictatorship, and everyone is free to be a Muslim in Saudi Arabia. Yet whole generations are coming out of our colleges where only those who are politically correct are free to speak their minds. What kind of America will they create? In Thomas Piketty’s highly praised new book, “Capital in the Twenty-First Century,” he asserts that the top tax rate under President Herbert Hoover was 25 percent. But Internal Revenue Service records show that it was 63 percent in 1932. If Piketty can’t get even his facts straight, why should his grandiose plans for confiscatory global taxation be taken seriously? Sometimes I think that this is an era when sanity has become controversial. Republicans in Congress seem to be drawn toward the immigration issue like a moth toward a flame. How turning illegal immigrants into Democratic voters, while demoralizing the Republican base, will help either the country or Republicans is a mystery. If ever there was a high-risk, lowyield investment, that is it. President Theodore Roosevelt said his foreign policy was to “speak softly and carry a big stick.” President Barack Obama’s foreign policy is to speak loudly and carry a little stick. They say talk is cheap, but loose talk by a president of the United States can be very expensive in both blood and treasure. One of the scariest aspects of our times is how seldom either people or policies are judged by their track record.

Why in the world are the Baltic states in NATO? The Russian army could overrun them before NATO could get a meeting together to decide what to do. If the Democrats retain control of the Senate after this year’s election, Obama can load the federal courts from top to bottom with judges who will ignore the Constitution, as he does, and promote his far-left political agenda long after he is gone. I get nervous every time I see Mitt Romney showing up in the media. He seems to be maintaining his visibility, in hopes of another run for the White House in 2016. He might well get a second chance to fail. Romney is the Republican establishment’s idea of the perfect candidate for president – no matter how many times such candidates lose, even under promising conditions. Anti-Semitism may have the dubious distinction of being the oldest of group hatreds. You might think the world would have gotten over anti-Semitism by now, but even today Jews have been singled out for separate treatment by the Russian insurgents in Ukraine. “We cannot insure to the vicious the fruits of a virtuous life; we would not invade the home of the provident in order to supply the wants of the spendthrift; we do not propose to transfer the rewards of industry to the lap of indolence.” Democratic presidential nominee William Jennings Bryan said that in 1896. Today’s Democrats do all those things that Bryan rejected. Any fool can say the word “racism.” In fact, quite a few fools do say it. But clever people also can say “racism,” in order to get fools to vote their way. Those people who want Hillary Clinton elected president, so that we could have our first woman president, seem to have learned absolutely nothing from the current disaster of choosing a president on the basis of demographics and symbolism. The old saying that taxes are the price we pay for civilization has long since become obsolete. The amount the government spends to defend us from foreign attack, or to maintain law and order at home, has been overtaken by the money it spends just to transfer some people’s money to other people who are more likely to vote for the re-election of incumbents. © 2014

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taxpayer-backed federal agency that subsiTo the Editor: dizes private domestic companies investRep. Sue Allen (District 100) should be ing in foreign countries.” recognized for her work during the recently Doesn’t the congresswoman tell us she concluded legislative session to assure that believes in free markets? Capitalism is not children have access to needed health care. defined by government subsidies. Rep. Allen amended several bills and Isn’t there irony in using a government-run worked hard to make sure that children program to encourage other countries to end eligible for health insurance, but currently government interference in their economies? subject to a six-month waiting period, will In 1996, Nobel laureate Milton Friedno longer have to wait before they are fully man wrote a letter to the House budget insured. Because of Rep. Allen, children chairman. He said: “I cannot see any will not have to wait to see a doctor, will redeeming aspect in the existence of OPIC. receive timely care for their chronic con- It is special interest legislation of the worst ditions, and will not be visiting the emer- kind, legislation that makes the problem it gency room for their health care. is intended to deal with worse rather than Under current law, children are the only better. ... OPIC has no business existing.” ones who have to wait to be insured. Rep. Why wasn’t Rep. Wagner one of the 117 Allen has changed that law and children representatives voting no to H.R. 2548? will be healthier because she did. I can only surmise she is not a true advoJudy Dungan cate of free markets even though she says Director of Policy and Advocacy she is. She seems to be okay with corpoMissouri Children’s Leadership Council rate welfare. Interestingly, nearly every Democrat and a minority of Republicans – including Questions for Rep. Wagner Wagner – voted to pass this bill. Wasn’t To the Editor: her vote contrary to the common sense Rep. Ann Wagner sent voters a mail Hastert rule? The rule states, “If a bill does survey dealing with her SAVE Act (Stop not have the support of a majority of the Advertising Victims of Exploitation Act), majority party, it should not be brought to which has now passed the House. When I the floor for a vote.” received the survey I pondered these yes or Rep. Wagner often tells us how conserno inquiries: vative she is, yet many of her votes do not Do I believe sex trafficking is a serious reflect the constitutional principles she problem? claims to support. She seems comfortable Do I believe it’s our moral duty to end with an ever-growing government. sex slavery? Her Heritage Action score has fallen Do I believe we should do more to raise to 63 percent. That is the second lowest awareness? within the Missouri Republican congresDo I support the SAVE Act “to protect sional delegation. innocent victims from exploitation?” So again I ask, who in the world would Who would answer no to these questions? answer no to questions she posed for the No one. Yet the congresswoman spends SAVE Act? She wastes funds on a softball my money to ask them. Why waste taxes questionnaire and turns around and votes for to print and mail a four-color piece that corporate welfare. I’d like to hear her explagleans no significant information from nation of her H.R. 2548 decision. Perhaps constituents? The answer is simple. She she’ll share that with second district voters. wants to show residents she is bravely Kathy Teutenberg fighting for a worthy cause. Chesterfield I’d rather see her devote her energy to limit government, protect my individual liberty and private property, and stand up Free education is not free for free enterprise. And she should do her To the Editor: best to defund Obamacare. Surely she is What is happening to Missouri’s free aware of the horror stories about the gov- K-12 public education? The Missouri ernment takeover of medicine. Board of Education (MBE) stated they will I noticed Rep. Wagner voted yes for the dissolve the Normandy School District Electrify Africa Act of 2014 (H.R. 2548), (NSD) board and name their own. Then which according to the Heritage Founda- NSD sues MBE and other county school tion, “includes a three-year reauthorization districts to retain their own control. Is it wise public policy for NSD’s future of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). Created in 1969, OPIC is a to be decided by MBE and the courts instead

of by its residents? What voice do parents and their students have in controlling their own education? What will they be taught? MBE is really all about control of K-12 public school funding and curriculum. It is a large state legislature-funded bureaucracy. It controls over $10 billion of taxpayer funds including the Rockwood School District (RSD) on which I have served as a member of budget, finance and bond committees since 2007. Is this in the students’ best interest? We citizens need to decide whether school districts continue to have local control and elect our own boards or surrender control to the state and federal government which brings us Common Core. There really isn’t anything free about public school education since all government programs require taxpayer funding. K-12 education is extremely important, but not free when government controls and funds it. All citizens pay for it through various taxes while surrendering local control to a state bureaucracy. In 1875, free K-12 education was placed in the Missouri Constitution. That was good. Then school districts were small and relied on local property taxes. Today most districts receive less than two-thirds of their funding from that source and rely heavily on state funding or bond borrowing to make their budgets. Thus, less local control. In 2013, RSD spent over $25 million from a budget of $256 million to pay interest and principal on bond debt. This was 10 percent of the district’s budget. They are not alone. Paying interest is a poor expenditure of education funds. I believe it is best for Missouri taxpayers to support “Missourians for Education Income Tax Credits” for additional funding without having to continuously ask voters for approval. Otherwise, voters will be asked to approve large increases in property taxes or further funding from bonds. This may be difficult to obtain from voters. Herman L. Kriegshauser Missourians for Education Income Tax Credits

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Safety tool or money grab? As far as traffic violations go, running a red light has become one of the most controversial, and hotly debated. Not because of the actual violation itself – most people can agree that running a red light is dangerous. The controversy comes from cameras mounted near certain stoplights that take your picture of a vehicle as it runs a red light. Red-light cameras have their champions and detractors, and each side loves to levy multiple arguments for and against the devices. Red-light cameras have been in place in America since the 1980s and presumably part of the cameras’ longevity can be attributed to how the arguments for and against hold their fair share of water. Recently cities both local and statewide have been pulling enforcement of their red-light camera ordinances. Missouri courts have even made several rulings on the issue, but an overall verdict approving or condemning the cameras is yet to come. On one hand, there is the very real safety issue presented by a vehicle running a red light. The timing on stop lights as they change from red to green is just such that it gives straggling cars enough time to clear an intersection. As lights change, pedestrian signals also signal people that it is safe to begin walking across the road, and – despite being taught the mantra as kids – not everybody looks both ways before crossing. Entering an intersection after the stoplight is red can be dangerous, to the driver running the light, other motorists and pedestrians. Proponents of red-light cameras argue that the threat of the machine snapping a picture of a vehicle’s license plates and serving that photo to the local police can be a pretty strong deterrent. The argument goes that receiving that photo and an accompanying ticket in the mail should make anyone a little more likely to hit the brakes when approaching a yellow or red light. As a result, the camera’s advocates say the devices reduce the number of accidents in and around intersections where the cameras are in place. But, having cameras monitoring an intersection isn’t a surefire way

to reduce accidents. In Ellisville, one of the local municipalities which recently halted enforcement of the devices, data showed that, in one of the three intersections monitored by red-light cameras, accidents had actually risen by 27 percent. The fear of causing more accidents is an argument levied against redlight cameras as well. Opponents fear that as a stoplight flicks from green to yellow, a driver may attempt to speed through the intersection to avoid a ticket, thus increasing the chances of an accident. This argument has validity, since there is no telling if other drivers will attempt to speed through the intersection as well, or slam on the brakes, potentially resulting in a rear-end collision. Another main argument against the use of red-light cameras centers around the money. Opponents call the cameras a money-grab by the cities using them. It likely there have been uses of the cameras where the main goal was money, not safety. But is every use of the cameras a moneygrab, 100 percent across the board? If someone is angry because they received a red-light camera ticket, are they upset because their constitutional rights were violated, or because they have to pay a fine? The reality of the red-light camera issue is that, just like the red, yellow and green of a stoplight, there are no shades of black and white here. It’s hoped that the use of the cameras isn’t a grab for money by a city, but that is also not a certainty. The cameras’ safety benefits are valuable, but not guaranteed. All of this raises the question: Is the technology where it needs to be to effectively operate red-light cameras, or is the current method of operating the cameras even the right way? Might a better option be to use a system of sensors that change the lights from red to green only when they determine the intersection is clear, and all cars have stopped? Are more traffic police the answer? Would making the stoplights more visible help? Or are we just biding our time until technology takes the human error out of the driving equation completely?

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and 6:15 p.m. The briefing will discuss the federal requirements and the process that MoDOT used to conduct and verify the sound study on this project. Participants may attend at any time during the open house, and are welcome to attend either presentation on the sound study. This meeting will allow the public to provide input and comments, either directly to the engineers or in written comments, on any additional impacts due to the construction of this project.

Chesterfield reappointments Six Chesterfield residents have been reappointed to four city government boards and commissions. Mayor Bob Nation announced the appointees at the May 19 City Council meeting and all received council approval. Appointments included: Board of Adjustment – Gerald Schwalbe (Ward 1) for a five-year term; Finance & Administration Citizens Advisory Committee – Barry Silver (Ward 1) for a threeyear term; Human Rights Commission – Doris Frazier (Ward 4) for a three-year term; amd Planning Commission – Stanley Proctor (Ward 1), Laura Lueking (Ward 2) and Wendy Geckeler (Ward 4), all for fouryear terms.

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ELLISVILLE Kids’ Safety Day scheduled Ellisville Police is joining forces with other emergency responders and city businesses to provide assistance in keeping area children safe. The event will be held on the parking lot of St. John Church, located at 15800 Manchester Road, on June 14 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event will feature free car seat and bicycle/helmet inspections. Trained and certified car seat technicians will be available to check car seats for safety. The technicians will teach parents

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EUREKA Local high school teacher remembered Eureka High School teacher Will Gillespie, 28, was struck and killed while crossing Route 109 on his motorcycle on Friday, May 23. Lieutenant David Wilson of the Eureka Police Department said a southbound vehicle struck Gillespie after the teacher attempted to turn left across Route 109. Gillespie had started moving from a stop

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Riding for health The 2nd annual St. Luke’s Hospital Tour de Wellness, supporting St. Luke’s Center for Cancer Care takes place June 8. Registration is $45 and includes a T-shirt, sport bag and entrance to the Friends of St. Luke’s celebration tent featuring music, lunch from PM BBQ, free massages and other health exhibits. The ride begins and ends at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veteran’s Place Drive in Chesterfield. Routes are separated into three distances: Division Champion, 16 miles; League Champion, 32 miles; and World Champion, 70 miles. To register, visit For more information contact the Office of Development at (314) 205-6231. at the flashing red stoplight in front of the Eureka parking lot, while southbound traffic was given a flashing yellow signal. Wilson said that an investigation into the accident is currently ongoing. Gillespie was a study hall teacher at Eureka High, and had been with the Rockwood School District for one year. He also worked as an assistant volleyball coach for the last four years at Francis Howell High, according to Dr. Dave Wedlock, Francis Howell’s principal. Wedlock said Gillespie also had been a student teacher in the school’s social studies department while pursuing his college degree and teaching certification. “He was seen as a wonderful man who was loved by many of the students, the coaching staff that he worked with, the parents and many of the people that came in contact with him,” Wedlock said. Francis Howell had a banner set out for students to write well-wishes to Gillespie’s family, according to Wedlock. “Some of the things that they wrote were that they would never forget him as a coach, they appreciated that he always pushed them to be their best,” Wedlock said. “For some of the students, they felt like he taught them how to love volleyball, and most significantly, they loved the way he shared his passion for teaching and learning.”

Route 66 Bridge deemed ‘most endangered’ Missouri Preservation announced its 2014 List of Most Endangered Places on Tuesday, May 20, and the Route 66 Bridge in Eureka was among them. The endangered sites were identified at a Missouri Preservation Press Conference held at the Henry Blosser House on 124th Way in Malta Bend (Saline County), which is included on the 2014 List of Most Endangered Historic Places. The Most Endangered Program annually

spotlights historic resources that are imperiled. Each year Missouri Preservation solicits nominations from around the state, evaluates the merits of the submissions, and announces the Most Endangered. Throughout the year, Missouri Preservation provides technical assistance, advocacy and planning support for the listed properties. The bridge over the Meramec River at the former site of Times Beach was constructed in 1932 and is known as a Warren deck truss bridge, of which only three other examples remain in Missouri. In 1999, the bridge was incorporated into the boundaries of Route 66 State Park and until 2009 connected park visitors to the Route 66 Museum, opened in a former lodge and roadhouse on the eastern bank of the Meramec River. There is strong support from a number of local and statewide groups to preserve this bridge. Since this is a deck truss bridge, the biggest detriment to its structural integrity is the heavy weight of the concrete surface above. The Missouri Department of Transportation used some of the money in its demolition budget to remove the deck and give supporters of saving the bridge until 2015 to find a new owner to assume the cost of rehabilitation.

TOWN & COUNTRY West County board appointment Alderman Gussie Crawford (Ward 3) is the new representative from Town & County to the West County EMS and Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors. Crawford succeeds Chuck Lenz, the former Town & Country Ward 2 alderman as the representative to the West County board. Town & Country contracts with West County for fire and emergency medical services. Under terms of that agreement, the city designates a non-voting representative to the district’s board of directors.


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Wildwood Council postpones vote on proposed sign regulation changes By MARY SHAPIRO After some business owners and others questioned some of the changes that would affect the use of temporary banners, Wildwood’s City Council has agreed to postpone, likely until June 23, a vote on final approval of legislation that would allow for changes in the city’s sign code. The delay will allow the council’s Planning/Economic Development/Parks subcommittee to further review the proposed changes and possibly modify them. The proposed changes would affect, among other things, the number of monument signs that will be allowed for large tracts of land with entrances on multiple major roads as well as the types of institutions that are allowed to use temporary banner signs and the amount of time they can be posted. Temporary banner signs now are limited to commercial districts and established businesses, but many other institutions have asked to use them. The proposed change allows institutions to use banner signs. Temporary banner signs are now limited to no more than one week of use at a time, must be in a commercial district and can be used no more than three times a year. However, the originally proposed change would allow for signs, on a permit basis, to be up for as long as 31 days at a time – up to four times a year. Signs then would need to be removed for at least 60 days before being used again at the same location. The changes also would allow the banners to be used outside the commercial district for institutions such as schools and churches. Mikel Garrett, president of the Wildwood Business Association and owner of an insurance agency on Village Plaza View Drive, told the council on May 27 that his biggest concern is in regard to the temporary banner portion of the changes.

“That section is much, much too limiting,” he told the council. “You need a lesser time frame between uses of banners than the 60-day period, which is harsh and unusable, especially around the holiday season.” He suggested the time period for displaying a banner be reduced from a maximum of 31 days at a time, and allow another banner to be put up in a shorter time period, such as 15 days. Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks, has said the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission recently reviewed sign regulations based on comments received from residents, businesses and others in regard to how the law can be improved. Vujnich said many institutions such as schools and churches, which are located outside the city’s commercial district, like to use banners for announcing special events such as fundraisers. Also, some businesses in the district have asked for more time to have banners up to promote sales, and a 31-day period would encompass the time between Black Friday and Christmas, when most retail businesses make most of their profit. Additionally, violations of the city’s current limit on the use of these banners have been common, Vujnich has said, with many businesses and institutions exceeding the time limit and using banners often to drive customer and attendee traffic to their locations and events. He said the added time for the banners to be up under the planned changes – from no more than 21 days a year to about 120 days maximum a year – “is a substantial increase.” In the future, any violation would mean a banner could be removed immediately and the user couldn’t have another one for 60 days, Vujnich said. “The intent of the changes is not to be punitive, but so that temporary banners don’t appear to be permanent,” he said. However, Councilmember Marc Cox

(Ward 4) said he was concerned that, after a banner was up for 31 days between Black Friday and Christmas, another couldn’t be put up for 60 days, “so that, for holidays (like Valentine’s Day) that occur between times a banner could be up, a business owner would be out of luck.” Vujnich countered that businesses are even more limited under current laws because “they could have a banner for two weeks during December and then again for a week for Valentine’s Day, and they’d have used up their time for the whole year.” “We’re on a slippery slope here,” Councilmember David Sewell (Ward 6) predicted. “We’re already moving from 21 days a year maximum use of banners to up to 31 days for four times a year. Each time we turn around, we’re being asked for more time for these banners. I’m afraid we’ll wind up with a visual mess, with lots of clutter. And this will be an administrative nightmare. These temporary banners are out of control, and we’ve had nothing but headaches because of them.” Vujnich agreed that temporary banners always will be a challenge for the city “unless we have no regulations or an outright ban on them.” However, he said, “We need to do any

changes fairly and recognize that the business community and institutional users have special needs.” Councilmember Sue Cullinane (Ward 3) admitted she was conflicted over the issue. “I’ve had phone calls and other conversations especially with those from churches, who plan, for example, a Vacation Bible School and an August event and would have to choose which of the two to promote,” she said. “I’m hung up on that 60-day wait period. “I don’t want clutter, but there’s got to be some leeway, because temporary banners are how not-for-profits draw people in.” Vujnich stressed that institutional users outside the commercial district now aren’t allowed to have any temporary banners in place. “Yet, for example, the Wildwood YMCA has a permanent temporary banner set up next to their reader board,” he said. Summing up, Councilmember Paul Wojciechowski (Ward 8) acknowledged that even when the proposal is fine-tuned, “this law won’t be everything to everybody, and we’re not here to serve every situation, but if the changes can address most things for most people, we’ll be doing pretty good.” “We need to tweak the proposal, but a total retooling isn’t in order,” he said.

Ellisville City Council to prepare legislation on trailer, RV parking near residences By DAN FOX At a May 21 work session, the Ellisville City Council once again discussed the issue of parking trailers, recreational vehicles, boats and other non-car motor vehicles at residential properties. Central to the discussion was Ellisville Ordinance 3093, the current law on the books for dealing with the parking of motor vehicles (which includes boats, RVs, campers and trailers) at a residence. Ordi-

nance 3093 limits the number of motor vehicles allowed at a residence to two, and also prohibits the parking of boats, trailers, campers and RVs in front of the building line. A moratorium placed on Ordinance 3093 currently renders it unenforceable. At the start of the work session, Councilmember Matt Pirrello (District 1) made a motion to have city staff draft a bill to repeal the existing law set in place by Ordinance 3093, reinstate the law that was in place before 3093 and amend that law to

prohibit commercial tractor-trailers. Councilmember Roze Acup (District 3), who seconded Pirrello’s motion, said that she believes it might take time to resolve the issue, and that she supports the idea of fixing and enacting the old ordinance while the council deliberates the issue. “I think that, just based on this discussion, we still have a lot of work to do,” Acup said. Pirrello’s motion failed by a vote of 4 to 3. The council then went in a different

direction and approved a motion made by Mayor Adam Paul, which directed the city manager to draft an ordinance amending Ordinance 3093. The changes to the ordinance would include rewording the law to allow only one boat, trailer or RV to be kept at a residence at any given time. It would also strike the section in Ordinance 3093 that requires people to store their vehicles on an improved surface, like asphalt or gravel. Paul’s motion passed on a 4 to 3 vote.

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Independent research group studies St. Louis County’s tax pool system By JIM ERICKSON The approach used in St. Louis County to distribute sales tax revenues is one of a number of issues being reviewed in an independent study by a group of academicians. Rep. Sue Allen (R-100), one of seven state legislators who represent various parts of Chesterfield, provided information about the study at that community’s May 19 City Council meeting. Allen applauded Chesterfield officials for their advocacy efforts in the Missouri General Assembly on behalf of the city, especially on the sales tax pooling and distribution program that applies to St. Louis County and its numerous municipalities. More than half of the city sales tax revenue from Chesterfield businesses goes into a pool that is distributed to other communities with smaller sales tax income. Allen chaired a joint interim committee on St. Louis-area governance and taxation that was instrumental in launching the independent study. That project is being handled by a group affiliated with the Public Policy Research Center at the University of Missouri-St. Louis and includes other experts from Saint Louis University

and Webster University. The study group’s report on its findings and any recommendations should be forthcoming by the end of June, Allen predicted. In addition to the sales tax pooling system, other issues on the study’s agenda include the impact of the county providing more municipal services or reducing the number of municipalities through consolidation, any correlation between the sales tax pooling system and the use of tax increment financing, and the effects of the St. Louis Boundary Commission. Allen noted that at public meetings and hearings her committee held last year, many people testified on the issue of a St. Louis City-County merger; however, that topic was not one the committee was asked to investigate. Because the sales tax pooling system involves only municipalities in St. Louis County, legislators from other parts of the state are not that concerned or interested in it, Allen said. “It’s going to be up to the people here in the St. Louis area to do some serious negotiating to reach an appropriate compromise,” she noted. “My hope is that something eventually can be worked out.”




Chesterfield Elementary teacher named West Newsmagazine’s Teacher of the Year By DAN FOX Jennifer Cochran was sitting in a tiny chair at a table with several of her students when a troupe of people entered her classroom on May 19 to present her with the West Newsmagazine Teacher of the Year award. Cochran’s kindergarten class cheered and clapped as the Chesterfield Elementary teacher was presented with a gift bag, flowers and an iPad. The kids cheered again when Colleen Schoendienst, owner of the Chesterfield Valley (Long Road) and Town & Country (Lamp & Lantern Village) McDonalds, gave sunglasses to the entire class along with tickets for free ice cream cones. Cochran said she was surprised and overwhelmed when she received the news. “Nobody goes into teaching for the accolades,” Cochran said. “Because, honestly, in teaching they are few and far between. You do it because you love children and you want to make a difference in the world. But they are appreciated when they do come.” Jennifer Kelly, whose son is in Cochran’s class, wrote the note nominating Cochran for Teacher of the Year. In her recommendation, she talked about how Cochran noticed that her son needed a little extra help. Kelly said Cochran quickly took steps to set him

on the best path moving forward. “She’s an amazing teacher,” Kelly said. “She’s getting 30 little perfect kids at a time; she’s grooming them to be great citizens of the world.” Kelly said another aspect of Cochran’s teaching that she admires is how Cochran keeps the parents involved in their kids’ daily activities. “She’ll take all these pictures and send them to you, so you get to be a part of everything that’s happening in their day,” Kelly said. As a mother of three, Cochran’s dealings with children stretch well outside the classroom. Two of her children were adopted from outside the U.S. She has a daughter from Russia and a son from the Philippines. Cochran said she and her husband are looking to adopt a fourth child, also from the Philippines. She said that having children from outside America has made her recognize the important things in life. “I try not to make a big deal out of little things,” Cochran said. Chesterfield Elementary principal Dr. Meg Brooks said Cochran is a “unique individual.” “She does it all and more,” Brooks said. “You never see her with anything but a big smile on her face.”

Jennifer Cochran (denim jacket) with (from left) Brenda Tucker of Pulaski Bank; Sharon Huber, publisher of West Newsmagazine; McDonalds owner Colleen Schoendienst, Jennifer and Mike Kelly, and Renee Johnson, owner of Renee Johnson’s Dance Studio. (West Newsmagazine photo)

Cochran said receiving the award reminds her of the work that other teachers have done for her children. “It’s a great reminder for me as a mom,” Cochran said. “I try to always recognize and thank my children’s teachers, because I know how hard they work. It’s just a good reminder for me that I need to

keep doing that.” Sponsors for West Newsmagazine’s 2014 Teacher of the Year award are Auto Spa Etc., Mattress Direct, Town & Country and Chesterfield Valley McDonalds, Pulaski Bank of Ballwin, Renee Johnson’s Dance Studio and Schrader Funeral Homes and Crematory.

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By JIM ERICKSON The Central County Emergency 911 Board of Directors has approved a review of projected income and expenses to see if it is possible to lower the amount its ownerusers that are assessed for dispatch services. Historically, the six fire and emergency medical service districts that own CCE have paid a higher amount than districts that contract for dispatch services but have no ownership interest. Owner-users levy a tax of 5 cents per $100 assessed valuation on real and personal property in their respective areas; then pass through the funds collected to CCE. Most of the operations that only contract for CCE dispatching services have a tax levy of 3.5 cents per $100 assessed valuation. A resolution on the issue originally came before the CCE board last year but action on it was delayed as CCE focused on a major expansion effort. Tim Flora, who represents the Metro West Fire Protection District on the board, raised the issue again when directors met May 15 and the decision to move ahead with the analysis received unanimous approval. As part of the resolution, the board asked CCE Executive Director Mike Turner and the center’s accounting firm

of Berman Schraier & Co. to look at projected income and expenses for the rest of 2014 and into next year to see if the 2015 budget can incorporate the reduced rate. Two of CCE’s owner-users – Metro West and the Meramec Ambulance District – already have requested that their status be changed to contract-users. Three others – Maryland Heights, Creve Coeur and West County fire protection districts – have said they may choose to have their dispatching services provided by the new St. Louis County emergency communications center now nearing completion in West County. Monarch Fire Protection District is CCE’s sixth owner-user. All have a seat on the dispatch center’s six-member board. Looming large in the analysis will be CCE’s debt, in the form of a bank line of credit that the dispatch center took on last year to help pay for two major expansion programs. CCE had expected to receive reimbursement from the St. Louis County Emergency Communications Commission for 70 percent, or almost $1 million, of the $1.4 million spent on the expansion. However, the ECC tabled CCE’s grant application because it failed to show the savings necessary to justify the money requested.

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By MARY SHAPIRO Wildwood’s Planning & Zoning Commission should hold a community presentation, no later than early July, to get public input on planned improvements to the city’s Al Foster Memorial Trailhead. Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks, told the City Council on May 27 that the trailhead, at 225 Grand Avenue in the city’s Glencoe neighborhood, and trail is one of the most popular in West County and grows in use each year. The current trailhead site includes only two picnic tables, two screened portable toilets and a gravel parking lot that can accommodate 15 to 20 cars. “The trailhead also is the de facto parking lot for the Wabash Frisco and Pacific (12-inch gauge) steam railroad that operates every Sunday, from May through October,” he said. “The proposed improvements are the result of a year-long public outreach effort in the surrounding Glencoe community and a survey of user needs and desires.” Proposed improvements include:

• Removing the current parking lot and restoring the area to grass for use as non-regulation size play fields for soccer, baseball and softball. • Shifting the parking lot to the south, creating 40 parking spaces closer to the railroad property. • Retaining the picnic tables. • Adding a 1,500-square-foot pavilion and shade structure, built to look like a train shed. • Adding a permanent restroom facility. • Extending the trailhead to the west side of Grand Avenue so that users of the Hamilton Carr Trail won’t have to cross the street to make the Al Foster Trail connection. “I love the idea of the building looking like a train station, because the (12-inch gauge) railroad is a real popular attraction for those in this region,” Councilmember Sue Cullinane (Ward 3) said. Vujnich said $400,000 was budgeted for improvements this year and another $50,000 is being added for 2015. “We don’t see the improvement work causing a disruption for trailhead users,” he added.



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Rockwood District Teacher of the Year named Center for Creative Learning teacher Lynne Harman was selected as the 2014 Rockwood Teacher of the Year. She also was the Rockwood Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2014. “My paternal grandmother taught on an Indian reservation,” Harman said. “From her I learned that teachers have to be resourceful and wear many hats in order to recognize how each child learns best. My sister was a kindergarten teacher who showed me the value to teaching the total child. “My challenges in education have been many, and the rewards are truly priceless,” Harman said. “However, my accomplishments in teaching elementary, middle and high school are not the awards or the recognitions; they are quite simply my students and their success.” Harman has been with the Rockwood School District for 25 years. She spent time at Lafayette and Marquette high schools teaching language arts. She also was a Writing Center facilitator and later a Writing Center director. She currently is an educator of fourth- and fifth-grade students at the Center for Creative Learning.

Separately, Crestview Middle School Librarian Bridget DuMont was named Middle School Teacher of the Year, and Rockwood Summit High teacher Sarah Moonier was named High School Teacher of the Year.

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Westminster Christian Academy students who enroll in the school’s engineering program can now receive dual credit for successfully completed courses. Westminster is the first private school in the state of Missouri to receive college credit certification by national STEM program provider Project Lead the Way (PLTW). PLTW is a nonprofit organization that provides STEM programs to elementary, middle and high schools across the United States. Westminster is a registered member of the PLTW Engineering program, utilizing curriculum that teaches students to apply engineering, science, math and technology to solve complex and real-world problems. “It can be difficult as a private school to meet all the rigorous requirements of

Two Parkway schools – Henry Elementary and Mason Ridge Elementary – are among only eight schools across the state to be named 2014 Missouri Gold Star Schools. The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education bestows this honor to schools performing at a high academic level. Both schools now will be considered for the Blue Ribbon Award from the U.S. Department of Education. Parkway has previously earned 14 Blue Ribbon Awards and 17 Gold Star Awards. The Gold Star Schools program was established by the state Department of Education in 1991 and aligns with the national Blue Ribbon Schools program sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education. Blue Ribbon Schools will be announced this fall.

Rockwood facilities manager recognized as industry leader Rockwood School District believes its buildings belong to the community and should be made available for community use when it does not conflict with Wooldridge the district’s mission of educating students. As facility usage manager for Rockwood, Denise Wooldridge is responsible for working with schools and community groups to manage the day-to-day scheduling related to the use of district facilities outside the school day. Wooldridge has been recognized as a Campus Champion for 2014. The award, presented by the SchoolDude Company,

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Parkway North wins best in state in mock trial Parkway North High won the Mock Trial State Championship on Sunday, March 30 at the Thomas Eagleton Federal Courthouse in St. Louis. The win qualified the school as the sole Missouri representative at the National Championship held May 8-11 held in Madison, Wisconsin. The team finished in 41st place at that competition. The state win was North’s first mock trial championship and Parkway’s first championship since the mid-90s. Teachers Scott Nilsen, social studies, and Megan McCorkle, English/language arts, were the team sponsors. Students who made up the team include: Maya Elfanbaum, Alayna Huthsing, Allan Khariton, Layla Kousari, Adam Potts, Sage Elfanbaum, Rebecca Howard, Abby Lammers, Evan Lehmann, Amanda Lopatin, Rachel Monsey, Eesha Sabherwal, Maddy Thomas and Valerie Zhuravel. The Missouri High School Mock Trial Competition is the largest and most established program coordinated by Bar Association of Metro St. Louis (BAMSL). As the only statewide lawyer-related education program, it serves more than 600 students from more than 65 schools throughout Missouri.

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Local gymnast wins big in California Marquette freshman gymnast Taylor Styer is the best in the nation in rings for his age group. That distinction came after competing in the recent 2014 Junior Olympic National Gymnastics Championships in Long Beach, California. “After the first day of competition I sat in first place and I thought, ‘I could win this,’” Styer said. He scored a 13.9 on the second day, leaving him with an overall score of 27.9 and a first-place finish in the rings for Level 9. Styer admitted that he could not believe it. “When I saw the standings at the end of the competition, I kept my cool,” Styer said. “I just smiled even though I really wanted to scream. I am now ranked first in the nation. “I went into the competition just to have fun, so my performance on the first day (a 14.0) really surprised me. I was extremely nervous going into the second day which was Mother’s Day. My mom kept saying how nice it would be for me to win on Mother’s Day, making me even more nervous. “When I stuck my dismount, I knew that I had won.” Styer also competed in the vault and finished 15th. “Vault was a little more disappointing for me,” Styer said. “I competed on a brand new vault for nationals and it was very new and foreign to me. I landed it on the first day, qualifying me to the second day in fifth place. I ended up falling on my vault on the second day.” Now Styer will enjoy a well-deserved break from competition, but training never stops, he said. “Next season, I will be moving up to Level 10,” Styer explained. “I am already training new skills and will continue to do so through the summer.” He said the national meet was “extremely humbling and fun.” And he gave credit to his coaches, Donny Spradling and Mike Filla.

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by WARREN MAYES The Parkway West seniors knew it meant skipping their graduation ceremony ̶ but with a state water polo championship on the line, the choice was not that difficult. The seven Longhorns were rewarded for missing the chance to wear a cap and gown with the pleasure of holding the state trophy. Second-seeded Parkway West scored a 13-12 victory over the top-seeded defending state champions, the St. Louis University High Junior Billikens, to win the Missouri Water Polo championship game at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. “SLUH was the opponent we wanted,” Parkway West coach Charlie Cutelli said. “They were one of the few teams to beat us during the regular season. They have a great coach and group of great athletes. Beating the other top team in the area was the only way we wanted to do it.” It was the third championship for the Longhorns. Parkway West won in 1984 and also in 2012. Four of the seniors – Grant Keesling, Chandler Klemm, Nicholas Klemm and Josh Emde – were also on the varsity in 2012. Cutelli was happy for them to end their careers with a state title. “In 2012, they were the ones looking up to the seniors,” he said. “This year they were the seniors.” Despite missing graduation day, Cutelli said his Longhorns were focused. “They were surprisingly OK with it,” he said about missing the graduation ceremony. “I think they realized that most athletes would love to be participating in a game like this one.” Parkway West beat John Burroughs 15-8 in the semifinals to advance to the championship. “John Burroughs was new to us,” Cutelli said. “The fear of the unknown is powerful and I think this got us started off a bit sluggish. “But, we settled down and were able to

pull away. So, playing someone new to us with talented players was very beneficial before the final game,” he added. The Longhorns were familiar with the Junior Billikens. SLUH had beaten Parkway West twice –12-9 and 6-5 ̶ during the season. “We knew it was going to be a close one. They handled us at Forest Park Community College but we bounced back and lost on a last-second shot at the Lindbergh Invitational,” Cutelli said. SLUH wasted no time in setting the tone for the game, scoring in the first 17 seconds. However, the Longhorns were not rattled. “We came right back and then it became a game of ping-pong,” Cutelli said. There were nine ties and five lead changes. Even when Parkway West got a decent lead, Cutelli said he was not secure. The two teams were tied at 12 with less than four minutes to play. Cutelli knew what he wanted. “We needed to get one more and then lock down on defense,” he said. “This was definitely a more offensive-centered game. If we could get one or two stops then we would have a shot at securing the win.” Emde, whose father coached the 1984 Longhorns to a title and who also played with his brother Steven on the 2012 title team, scored what turned out to be the game-winning goal. “He was at about the 7 meter and stepped in and shot cross goal upper corner,” Cutelli said. “It was well-placed.” That didn’t mean the Junior Billikens gave up. “With less then 30 seconds left on the clock, we tried to play keepaway but some poor passing resulted in a turnover and a kickout,” Cutelli said. “SLUH got a great look with 2 seconds left and somehow our goalie got a hand on it.” It was Cutelli’s second title as the coach. He gave the credit for the title to the Longhorns. “We needed to play as a team,” Cutelli said.

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ADHD and smoking Studies have shown that adolescents with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are as much as three times more likely to smoke cigarettes as their peers who do not have ADHD, but recent research showed that stimulant medications can lower the likelihood of smoking. An analysis of more than a dozen studies involving more than 2,300 participants found that treatment with a stimulant was associated with a reduced risk of smoking, particularly among adolescents. According to the American Academy of

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High cholesterol linked to fertility problems A National Institutes of Health study suggests that high cholesterol levels impair fertility. Researchers enrolled in a study roughly 500 couples that were not being treated for infertility but were trying to conceive a child. They followed the couples until pregnancy or until they had tried for as long as one year to achieve pregnancy, testing blood samples of men and women for cholesterol. Conception took longest for couples in which both partners had high cholesterol. When a woman had high cholesterol but her partner did not, achieving pregnancy also took longer, compared to couples in which both partners had cholesterol levels in the acceptable range. Prior to the study, the researchers theorized that blood cholesterol could be related to fertility because cholesterol is used in the manufacture of the hormones testosterone and estrogen. “We’ve long known that high cholesterol levels increase the risk for heart disease,”

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Pain, but no gain Physical therapy is not effective for relieving pain associated with osteoarthritis of the hip, according to new research. Professor Kim Bennell at the University of Melbourne in Australia led a study for which patients with hip osteoarthritis underwent 10 sessions of one of two treatment regimes: active physical therapy, or placebo treatments that included inactive ultrasounds and gel. “For 24 weeks after treatment, the (physical therapy) group continued unsupervised home exercise, while the placebo group self-applied gel three times a week,” Bennell explained. “To our surprise, patient outcomes were roughly the same at the 13and 36-week intervals.” Research results were published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Cereal ‘Hall of Shame’ After analyzing more than 1,500 cereals, the Environmental Working Group (EWG) compiled a “Cereal Hall of Shame” of 12 cereal products that are more than 50 percent sugar by weight, 10 of which are marketed to kids and their families.

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Matt Kennon, Rogers & Nienhaus head up main stage entertainment As always, Ballwin Days has exciting free entertainment scheduled throughout the weekend on both the Main Stage and in the Beer Garden. West Newsmagazine is pleased to sponsor the bands playing on Friday and Saturday nights on the Main Stage. Some highlights of the festival’s entertainment lineup are: Friday, June 6, from 9:30–11:15 p.m. Singer-songwriter and rising country star Matt Kennon will entertain fairgoers. Kennon was born in Georgia and raised with a passion for music. He is best known for his country hit “The Call” and for the anti-bullying concerts he performs across the U.S. St. Louis favorite Jeremiah Johnson Band, an original blues jam band, also will light up the stage Friday night. Saturday, June 7, from 4–5:30 p.m. Chris Bandi takes the stage. Bandi takes a break from touring and settles down to play an acoustic set in the spacious Beer (and wine) Garden tent. Don’t expect a quiet concert, though; this country rock artist will have you out of your seat and moving your feet! Saturday, June 7, from 7:15–11:15 p.m. Rogers & Nienhaus and Younger than Yesterday rock the Main Stage. Rogers & Nienhaus features two former members of The Byrds, exceptional musicians with a lifelong career of performing on the world stage. Terry Jones Rogers and Scott Nienhaus will get the crowd rocking with a powerful performance featuring two voices and two instruments – including guitars, piano, mandolin and harmonica. Their pristine harmonies and searing instrumentation are truly not to be missed! After their performance, Rogers and Nienhaus will join bandmates Michael Curtis and Tim Politte as Younger than Yesterday. This great band plays classic hits that audience members are sure to recall, and brings

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Fun awaits for kids of all ages Lots of great activities and shows await little ones at this year’s Ballwin Days Kids Korner. Animal-loving kids can have their picture taken with “Cadillac” the Clydesdale, “Amore” the Quarter Horse and “Lucky” the pony. Children also can participate in handson science experiments with Nitro Joe, get an up-close view of fascinating creatures in “The Reptile Experience,” make their own recipe with a little help from Schnucks Kehrs Mill/Ballwin and create great arts and crafts thanks to St. Louis County Library and Lowe’s Home Improvement of Ballwin. Paul Gregor’s Live Carnival Music and

Circus Show will perform at Ballwin Days on Saturday. Sunday’s highlights include tekno bubbles’ Bubble Bus, which will rock the audience with music, bubbles and more; balloon twisting by Leland & Whiskers; Jeff Koziatek and his comedy juggling routine; and the Babaloo sing-along show. Kids Korner also offers games, face painting, airbrush tattoos and more all day, every day. And, for families looking for a new furry friend, Stray Rescue will be on hand both Saturday and Sunday, offering pet adoptions. Check out all the Kids Korner fun from noon–5 p.m. on both festival days.

School of Rock Music Stage showcases local youth, bands A new entertainment feature is the School of Rock Music Stage, which will feature performances by many talented area musicians under age 19. The stage is sponsored by School of Rock, the new performance-based music school located on Manchester Road in Ballwin. Ballwin Days attendees can bring their chairs, or blankets to sit on the hill, and enjoy performances by local groups including Irie Sun; The Public; Decedy; Simple Machines; Lighthouse Divers; No Shoes, No Shirt, No

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Free shuttle service for Ballwin Days guests As in previous years, no parking will be permitted in Vlasis Park during the Ballwin Days festival, except for vehicles with handicapped tags. Free shuttle service to and from the park is available from the following locations: • Target at Holloway and Manchester roads • Olde Towne Plaza, 14890 Manchester Road Shuttles will run continuously beginning 30 minutes prior to the opening of the festival each day, until 30 minutes after its closure. Parking for visitors with disabilities will be available on the lower parking lot of the Ballwin Government Center, 14811 Manchester Road. Shuttle service will be available for those who need assistance. Fairgoers can be picked up either at the ADA accessible lot or the main shuttle drop-off site. Return shuttle service also will be available.

Parade marches back into Ballwin Days lineup After a short hiatus, the parade makes its way back to Ballwin Days on Saturday. This year’s theme is a salute to St. Louis’ 250th birthday. The parade begins promptly at 9 a.m., starting at the corner of Steamboat Lane and Manchester Road. It travels north on Steamboat Lane, then proceeds east on Kehrs Mill Road until it enters Vlasis Park on the southwest side. A map of the parade route is available for viewing online at

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Kids Korner presented by Twin Oaks Christian School 2-4 p.m. The World Bird Sanctuary brings a variety of birds, including a Bald Eagle, to Ballwin Days, presented by Missouri American Water. All day Airbrush tattoos, face painting, sand art, and arts and crafts

SATURDAY, JUNE 7 Noon-3 p.m. Photo opportunity with “Cadillac” the Clydesdale, “Amore” the Quarter Horse and “Lucky” the pony Noon-4 p.m. Paul Gregor’s Live Carnival Music and Circus Show Noon-5 p.m. Kids’ Arts and Crafts Tent presented by St. Louis County Library and Lowe’s Home Improvement of Ballwin Noon-5 p.m. Fun recipes to create and eat presented by Schnucks Kehrs Mill/Ballwin Noon-5 p.m. LEGO and Spin Art presented by 1-3 p.m. Stray Rescue Pet Adoption 1-4 p.m. Hands-on science experiments with Nitro Joe 2-4 p.m. “The Reptile Experience,” offering kids the opportunity to view, touch and hold a variety of animals

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Miller Spectacular Rides will return in 2014 to provide Ballwin Days guests with an exciting array of thrills for all ages – including the impressive Giant Gondola. For an early look at the great rides of the Midway, check out Armband Night on Thursday, June 5, from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Armbands are $20 and allow unlimited rides on that evening only. Food trucks also will be on site to provide a variety of delicious food options. Ticket prices remain the same as in 2013: $1 per ticket, with guests needing three or more tickets for each ride. As in the past, discounted tickets will be available. Discounted tickets will be sold in blocks of 22 tickets for $20 at the festival. Advance purchase tickets will be available in blocks of 24 tickets for $20 and may be purchased during normal business hours through Friday, June 6 at the Ballwin Government Center, 14811 Manchester Road in Vlasis Park.

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allows competitors to gain points toward earning a spot in a larger event such as Rolex. This opportunity is unsurpassable for young riders, some of whom make it to the world stage. Meghan O’Donoghue, who has ridden several times in the Queeny Park Horse Trials, finished 12th overall in the most recent Rolex event becoming the top finishing rookie in the entire event. That achievement has allowed her to turn toward international competition and her journey started right here in West County.


Wayne C. Kennedy’s dream The land on which the park stands was originally the estate of Edgar M. Queeny, a St. Louis businessman most known for putting Monsanto on the map as a world-renowned chemical company. In 1964, Queeny sold the land to the American Investment Realty Company. It then was purchased by St. Louis County Parks in 1970. In 1978, after having visited the Rolex three-day equestrian event in Lexington, Kentucky, then St. Louis County Parks Director Wayne C. Kennedy decided Queeny park had the perfect setup for a St. Louis horse trial event. Kennedy enlisted the help of local stable owners Dick Wessel and Brock Fitzgerald to organize the event and by the summer of 1982 the idea had become reality. Thus, for the last 32 years Queeny Park has been the home of Queeny Park Equestrian Events, Inc., or QPEE, an all-volunteer organization that strives to give local horse enthusiasts the opportunity to “strut their stuff” and hone their skills with the hopes of one day making it to an event like Rolex, or simply exercise the disciplines they have mastered during many hours of training. Each year, the organization puts on multiple events, including three hunter pace events where pairs of riders ride to beat an unknown time on a course that is not yet known to them; a mini-event (a one-day version of their largest event) that gives competitive riders a place to try their skills against local competition; and a two-day, full event that covers all three areas of competitive English riding – cross-country, dressage and stadium jumping. This last event is considered the triathlon of horseback riding and occurs each year in June. This year the two-day event will take place June7-8 and draw riders from all over the region. The free event is open to the public and is the only one of its kind in the St. Louis area that is sanctioned by the United States Eventing Association (USEA), which

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• The population of those age 65 and older is projected to be nearly 40 percent Baby boomer media use minority in 2050, compared to about 20 Despite today’s high-tech media options, percent minority in 2012. high-income baby boomers are holding • The 85-and-older population is profast to printed publications and TV shows. jected to be about 30 percent minority in Luxury Institute, a New York-based 2050, up from 16.3 percent in 2012. independent research and consulting firm, • The proportion of the total population surveyed adults in households with an of people age 65 and older is projected to annual income of at least $150,000 about increase in all developed countries between their media preferences and found: 2012 and 2030. While the U.S. population • High-income adults aged 50 and older is expected to age during this period, it is spend nearly three hours per week reading projected to remain one of the younger printed newspapers and magazines. developed countries with 20 percent of its • Baby boomers surveyed watch TV population aged 65 and older in 2030. about seven hours per week and set aside about four hours weekly to watch proLooking ahead at long-term care grams they have recorded. A nationwide survey revealed that a major• Compared to those of the millennial gen- ity of Americans aged 40 and older believe eration and members of Generation X, baby there is a need for an improved system for boomers said they were least likely to use long-term care for the nation’s elderly. sites like Facebook and Twitter. Sixty percent In March and April, the independent of those aged 50 and older said they use social research organization NORC at the Unimedia, compared to 85 percent of those aged versity of Chicago (formerly known as the 21-34 and 74 percent of those aged 35-49. National Opinion Research Center) inter“Even though technology is constantly viewed a nationally representative sample evolving, older generations are still keeping of adults aged 40 and older and found: pace, though they do have habits that prevail,” • Those experienced with long-term care Luxury Institute CEO Milton Pedraza said. are less likely to think they can rely on family as they age, compared to those with Aging nation no personal long-term care experience. The nation’s population of adults aged 65 • One-third of those in the 40-and-older age and older is projected to nearly double by group are deeply concerned that they will not the year 2050, according to the U.S. Census plan properly for the care they might need Bureau. Driving the growth are baby boom- when they get older, but two-thirds have ers – those born from 1946-1964 – who in done little or no planning for such assistance. about 25 years will comprise 21 percent of • Sixty percent of those interviewed have the population. experience with long-term care as a caregiver, Two new Census Bureau reports address care recipient or financial provider of care. the projections. “An Aging Nation: The • Forty percent of caregivers 40 and older Older Population in the United States” have provided care to their mothers. covers future demographic changes and • Compared to last year, Americans are their impact on the overall population. “The more supportive of a government-adminisBaby Boom Cohort in the United States: tered long-term insurance program similar 2012 to 2060” focuses on the structure of to Medicare (51 percent in 2013 vs. 58 perthe baby boomer population. cent in 2014). Following are some key findings from the reports: See NEWS AND NOTES, page 44

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Wildwood pilot flies storied plane to Tanzania By CAROL ENRIGHT At 8:07 on a chilly April morning, Wings of Hope pilot and Wildwood resident Don Hoerstkamp taxied down a Spirit of St. Louis Airport runway in a 1974 Cessna 206 to begin the first leg of a 75-hour flight spanning 10,000 miles – including one 2,200mile, 17-hour stretch over the frigid North Atlantic. A month later he touched down on a rugged runway in Tanzania. The trip was the culmination of months of preparation, which included equipping the plane with a 160-gallon ferry tank – strapped in right behind the pilot – to provide enough fuel for the plane to make the trans-Atlantic flight. (It is no surprise that talk of Charles Lindbergh and his historic flight filled the Wings of Hope hangar that morning.) If any of this made Hoerstkamp nervous, it certainly didn’t show. Hoerstkamp is an experienced aviator and a longtime volunteer for Wings of Hope. For years, he has flown in the U.S. for the Chesterfield-based aviation charity – transporting sick and disabled patients to centers of advanced medical care – using the nonprofit’s twin-engine, specially outfitted air ambulances. But this was easy work compared to what he faced in April when he was headed on a risky flight to deliver the 158th Wings of Hope airplane to its humanitarian operation in Tanzania, the east African country that is home to the Maasai, a poor, tribal people that Wings of Hope has been helping for more than 20 years. Surprisingly, Hoerstkamp said he did not find it difficult to stay awake, even during the 17-hour trip from Halifax, Nova Scotia, to Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal. He tried using an over-the-ear device designed to alert him when his head dropped. “But every time, I looked down at a navigation device or fuel selector, it would go off, so I stopped wearing it,” he said. Before he left Chesterfield, Hoerstkamp asked why, at 67, he would volunteer for such a dangerous journey, he simply said: “It needs to get done, and I think I can get it done.” Wings of Hope provides desperately needed medical care to 30,000 Maasai each year, primarily via flying medical clinics. And the base had been without a plane for nearly four months. Hoerstkamp knew that every day the base remained without a plane, people would die.

Plane with a past Every pilot knows the Cessna 206 is a workhorse. Nowhere is this reputation for toughness more on the line than when a 206 is flying humanitarian missions for Wings of Hope. This particular 206 came to Wings of Hope as a donation from the Rotary Club in 1993 when it was nearly 20 years old.


The plane was shipped to St. Louis, where it was refurbished and returned to Guatemala. A couple of years later, it was transferred to another Wings of Hope base in the South American country of Guyana. By 2008, the 206 was back in St. Louis, where it was used in the U.S.-based Medical Relief and Air Transport Program transporting disabled and chronically ill patients to specialized medical care. Then, the plane’s engine was transferred to another plane heading to South America. So the 206 took a vacation from the field until 2013 when refurbishing work began for Hoerstkamp’s journey to Africa. Man on a mission On May 22, more than a month after he took off from Chesterfield and after many stops and starts due to weather, engine trou-

Shortly thereafter, it was sent to Guatemala. bles, and delays with paperwork and permits, “Our primary mission was to help people Hoerstkamp touched down in the northern get reestablished in their villages after the Tanzanian city of Arusha. civil war,” said Daniel Creech, who was “Everyone was happy to see the airplane – the first field director for Wings of Hope and me, because I brought it,” he joked. in Guatemala. To say the locals were joyous at his arrival Wings of Hope also used the plane in is an understatement. Belize. It was on a return flight from San “The mission receives an average of one Pedro, Belize, on March 9, 1998, that the 206 emergency call every two days. Without this faced an emergency. While over the water, aircraft, it is nearly certain that unnecessary one of its three propeller blades broke off. deaths occurred,” Hoerstkamp said. “During “To say there was extreme vibration doesn’t that same time, the mission also would have do it justice,” Creech said. “It was literally delivered about 20,000 vaccinations, as well tearing the engine right out of the mounts.” as prenatal and curative care.” Creech shut off the engine and made an In Tanzania, the plane will fly weekly emergency landing about 30 miles off the medical clinics and emergency medical coast of Ambergris Caye, the largest island evacuations. It will also be used to deliver in Belize. Fortunately, some local fishermen humanitarian assistance to the tribal people saw him splash down and, within 10 minutes, on an ongoing basis. pulled Creech out of the shallow waters. But nothing is easy in the remote regions Wings of Hope flew a crew down to served by Wings of Hope. Belize. With help from local villagers, they In fact, Wings of Hope President Doug were able to retrieve the plane from the Clements sums up fieldwork with this phrase: bottom of the Caribbean. “The easy things are very difficult, and the “In Belize, we were always there for the difficult things are virtually impossible.” community,” Creech said. “So if Wings of For Hoerstkamp, just getting to Tanzania Hope needed anything, the community was bore witness to that phrase as his experience there for us.” refueling in Djibouti (the tiny East African

nation that shares a border with Somalia) illustrates. “I had to wait on the ramp in stifling heat for nearly an hour for the fuelers to show up. Then, the fuel had to be bought in increments of 200 liters, because it had to be purchased by the barrel; take one liter out of a barrel and you had to pay for the whole thing. The cost per barrel was about $1,100. We bought two barrels. The fuel was then hand-pumped, taking 15-20 minutes per barrel to transfer.” Even though Hoerstkamp was only in the air for a little over three days total, the flight that began on April 16 took over five weeks as a result of a series of starts and stops due to weather, engine troubles, and delays with paperwork and permits. Hoerstkamp had to reroute his flight more than once to comply with air traffic control restrictions and to avoid hostile airspace (e.g., he couldn’t fly over Libya). But he said the most demanding aspect of the journey was flying without autopilot. “Because there was no autopilot, the aircraft required constant inputs to maintain heading and altitude,” he said. “Also, because of language differences – although they spoke English – it was often difficult to understand what the (air traffic) controllers were saying.” He said the best part of the flight was his layover in Malta, a beautiful country in the Mediterranean Sea, and the worst was the night he spent in Djibouti. “Djibouti is not for the timid,” he said. Hoerstkamp said everyone he encountered on the trip received him with open arms. “Virtually without exception, everyone, regardless of the country, was friendly and helpful,” he said. “Here’s just one example: While waiting on the ramp in Djibouti, a Danish flight crew came over and gave me several packages of Danish biscuits for the trip to Nairobi.” Of course, the biggest reception he received was when he touched down in Tanzania. A seasoned flight instructor, Hoerstkamp planned to remain at the base in Tanzania for a few weeks teaching the local pilots how to better land on short, rugged bushcountry airstrips. It’s a dedication Clements sees in all Wings of Hope pilots. Like Hoerstkamp, these volunteers must be not only adept at navigating the unpredictable nature of aviation in remote areas, they must be “jacks of all trades” to support the charity’s work providing health care, education and sustainable food and water to the world’s poor. “They’re not pilots,” said Clements. “They’re humanitarians who happen to be pilots, who happen to be good mechanics, who happen to know how to raise chickens and fish and pigs, who happen to know how to grow crops, who happen to know how to find fresh water by drilling a hole or collecting it from the sky. They also happen to know how to be extremely kind to the people they help.”

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Estancia Mexican Restaurant brings fresh cooking style to Chesterfield By SUZANNE CORBETT When a new restaurant opens, it’s always cause to celebrate. Since March 31, when Estancia Mexican Restaurant opened in Chesterfield Valley, there’s been an ongoing fiesta, thanks to Estancia owner Mark Sesti. Sesti managed the venerable Hacienda Restaurant with his sister, who owned the Rock Hill culinary landmark. After years honing his skills and with well wishes from the family, Sesti struck out on his own. “I learned a lot there and decided to branch out on my own,” he said. After finding “the perfect location,” the building that housed the shuttered Tahoe Joe’s, Sesti brought his style of Mexican cuisine to Chesterfield Valley. “I looked for quite a while for the right location,” he said. “One of our goals for the location was to accommodate large groups. Here, we can seat 250 so you can bring in your ball or soccer team without a reservation. Or, if you have a happy hour group we can take care of you.” Taking care of customers is Sesti’s top priority. It begins with offering a menu rooted in tradition and American inno-

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vation – a cooking style Sesti calls Mexican American. Mexican American, not to be confused with TexMex, is a flavor profile that has been described as cleaner, fresher and not quite as spicy. In Sesti’s opinion, it’s a style that most people want today – appealing to a broader base. Estancia’s menu reflects those flavor preferences that embrace the classics while creating new dishes with a Mexican twist such as Beef Enchilada Soup or the Spicy Carnitas Pizza, topped with slow-roasted pork, cilantro pesto and mozzarella. There’s also a lighter side. Roasted Tilapia Tacos is an excellent example of lighter Mexican fare that has become one of Estancia’s top sellers. It is a delicate dish of fish seasoned with lime, garlic and Serrano chiles, and topped savory blend of cheeses, sautéed onion, poblano chili, red with fresh avocado salsa before being folded in soft flour bell peppers and mushrooms. Quesadilla gourmands will tortillas. Another unexpected treat is the Black Bean appreciate that they can be ordered with fajita beef or mesHummus, a Mexican take on a Middle Eastern specialty. quite chicken. “We’re trying to take it to the next level. We’re tweaking Top sellers to date are the Spinach Enchiladas, Fajitas, classics that bring them up to another level,” Sesti said. Poblano Chicken Empanada and Estancia’s number one Estancia’s menu combinations include vegetarian and dish, the Ultimate Burrito. The Spinach Enchiladas comes gluten-free dishes along with such traditional favorites as in as a close second to the Ultimate Burrito. And, of course, crispy tacos, fajitas and burritos. for people who love to mix and match their own plates, the All of Estancia’s recipes are created with the highest “Create Your Own” is a tremendously popular menu option. quality ingredients and the best authentic seasonings. For Estancia’s large, comfortable, full-service bar features example, the beef tacos combine high-grade ground beef unique and seasonal libations such as its Watermelon Marwith Sesti’s own special seasoning blend. The steak for garita and Peach Mango Sangria. fajitas is hand-sliced and marinated to achieve a balance Estancia’s menu is solid and has already gained a loyal of flavors that layers beautifully with sautéed and grilled following. But Sesti says it is still evolving. bell peppers, onions, cheese and fresh-made pico de “You have to keep growing and keep making it better. Gallo folded into a warm tortilla. Sesti even transforms It’s all about quality and service. It’s all about what the the simple quesadilla into the Top Shelf Quesadilla – a customers want,” he said.

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Ballwin Days 2014 is held from June 6-8 at Vlasis Park. The event runs from 5-11:30 p.m. on June 6, 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. on June 7 and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 8. Ballwin Days features live concerts and music, a parade and more. For more information visit ••• The annual Creve Coeur Days returns for its 47th year from June 26-29 at De Smet Jesuit High School, 233 N. New Ballas Road. The community festival features a parade, rides, food and gaming

booths. Hours for Creve Coeur Days are 6-10 p.m. on June 26, 6-11 p.m. on June 27, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on June 28 and noon-6 p.m on June 29. Admission is free. For more information, visit ••• The city of Chesterfield hosts Movies Under the Stars at dusk on Fridays, June 13 and July 25, at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. On June 13, Disney’s “Frozen” will be shown; on July 25, “Despicable Me 2.” For more information, visit


The city of Ellisville hosts its 2014 Bluebird Park Summer Concert Series from 7-9 p.m. on Thursdays in June and July at the Park. Upcoming performances include: Dr. Zhivegas (June 5), The Jeremiah Johnson Band (June 12) and Ticket to the Beatles (June 19). For more information, visit ••• The Scott Laytham and Karl Holmes Duo is featured at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series in Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd, on Tuesday, June 10 from 7-9 p.m. Gates open at 5:15 p.m. for seating; concessions are available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Concert-goers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For additional information, visit summer-concert-series. ••• Ballwin’s Sunset Concert Series presents Miss Jubilee from  7-9 p.m. on  Wednesday, June 11  at New Ballwin Park, 329 New Ballwin Road. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. ••• A Manchester Community Band Concert is at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 14 at Paul A. Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Road in Manchester. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. Admission is free. For additional information, visit

chesterarts or ••• Trilogy is featured at the Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Summer Concert Series in Faust Park, 15185 Olive Blvd, on  Tuesday, June 17 from 7-9 p.m.  Gates open at  5:15 p.m.  for seating; concessions are available beginning at 5:30 p.m. Admission is free. Concertgoers are encouraged to bring a lawn chair or blanket. For additional information, visit ••• The City of Chesterfield hosts its Sounds of Summer Concert Series at 8 p.m. on select Saturdays through Sept. 6 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Hear Wayman’s Revelation on June 7, Breakfast Club on June 21, Well Hungarians on July 26, Spin the Bottle on Aug. 9, Magazine (a tribute to Heart) on Aug. 23, and Dogs of Society (a tribute to Elton John) on Sept. 6. For more information, visit


The Ellisville Farmer’s Market is from 4-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 5 at Bluebird Park, 225 Kiefer Creek Road. Everything for sale is homegrown or homemade, and the market features several activities for kids. For more information, visit www. ••• The Green Homes Festival is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, June 7 at the Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. The festival showcases affordable, practical options for sustainable living, along with positive ways to maintain the health of people and the planet. The festival is included with Garden admission. For details, visit or call (314) 577-5100. ••• Guests are invited to Friday Night @ the Firehouse with Rabbi Shmuel and Chana Greenwald at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 13 at Aish Firehouse, 457 N. Woods Mill Road, Chesterfield. Enjoy an interactive Shabbat learners’ service, children’s program and traditional Shabbat dinner with homemade challah. The cost is $15

for adults, $8 for kids ages 5-11, or free for kids under 5. To RSVP, call (314) 8622474 or email ••• The city of Creve Coeur’s Historic Preservation Committee hosts Treasures of Creve Coeur, a guided bus tour of historic Creve Coeur, from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday, June 14, beginning and ending at Millennium Park, 2 Barnes West Drive. The tour is narrated by St. Louis County historian Esley Hamilton, and guests can enjoy refreshments after the tour at the historic Tappmeyer House. Buildings of historical and architectural significance, as well as acclaimed examples of mid-20th century modern design are featured on the tour. The cost is $25 per person. For reservations, call (314) 432-3961. ••• Wildwood Historical Society hosts its June program at 7 p.m. (potluck dinner at 6 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 16 at its meeting hall, 18750 Highway 100, Wildwood. Terry Schott shares “History of a Rural Pontiac Dealer,” a program about his family’s business, which was open from 192085. For more information on the Society, visit ••• Citizens of Creve Coeur are invited to unite for a drug-free crime prevention event during Creve Coeur Night Out, from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesday, June 17. Residents are encouraged to plan block parties and cookouts in their subdivisions, sending the message that police-community partnerships can change the course of crime in neighborhoods. To participate, contact Crime Prevention Officer Grace Fico at (314) 442-3075. ••• The Holy Infant Council of Knights of Columbus holds its monthly adult bingo on Saturday, June 21 at 7 p.m. at 627 Dennison Drive. Cost is $20 per person and games will feature a minimum $50 payout. Admission includes 15 games of bingo and drinks. For more information call 2566511. 

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After many years of real estate service, Kay Bova Realty and her Selling Team are happy to announce their move to Re/Max Properties West. “We feel this is a great opportunity to expand our team and gain the support of a very professional office staff. We welcome the opportunity to become a part of a highly, recognized real estate company,” says Kay Bova. Re/Max Properties West has been the leaders

in the St. Louis Real Estate profession since 1992. “It gives me great pleasure to be named as Vice President and CoBroker of this well established company,” says Kay Bova. The Kay Bova Selling Team has all the resources to help you through the buying or selling process. Coordinating the services from the Title Company, inspectors, mortgage lender and contractors is only a part of the service provided by Kay Bova’s Team. To help make your move even more convenient, Kay Bova Selling Team provides a moving truck to help with your move (free of charge). “It’s our way of saying “thank

you” for selecting our team to help with your real estate needs. It also gives us pride to volunteer the use of our truck to our past clients & charity organizations. We love to help our community in any way we can,” says Kay Bova. You can often see their truck around town, moving furniture, distributing toys, or transporting goods for food drives. “Providing service is our main focus, and this service goes far beyond the

time of closing. We are building a lifetime relationship,” says Kay. Visit Kay Bova Selling Team, any time at their new location…Re/Max Properties West at 16497 Clayton Rd. (corner of Clayton & Strecker). You can also call 636-728-1881 or visit their website at www.sellingstlouis. com. Email: Kay Bova 636-728-1881

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING City of Ellisville Notice is hereby given that the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Ellisville will hold public hearing at the Ellisville City Hall, #1 Weis Avenue, on Wednesday, June 11, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to consider a Petition by Kerryton Place Subdivision Homeowners Association for an amendment to an approved Planned Residential Development pertaining to rear yard setbacks within the R-2 Planned Residential Zoning District. Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Ellisville will hold a public hearing at the Ellisville City Hall, #1 Weis Avenue, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. to consider a Petition by Kerryton Place Subdivision Homeowners Association for an amendment to an approved Planned Residential Development pertaining to rear yard setbacks within the R-2 Planned Residential Zoning District. These public hearings are in compliance with Title IV, Land Use, of the Municipal Code of the City of Ellisville.

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Public Notice - PUBLIC NOTICE Notice to the principal is notice to the agent to the agent is notice to the principal. I, Dan Peterka and Ronda Peterka under penalties of perjury am competent to declare as follows: I, Dan Peterka and Ronda Peterka have the paramount claim on the following property herein described. Lot twenty-on (21) of Pierremont Plat No. 6, a subdivision in St. Louis County, Missouri, as per plat thereof recorded in Plat Book 110, Page 88 of the St. Louis County records also known as address: 909 Danton Court Ballwin, MO 63011 Notice of Default and Administrative Judgment was served on Meramec Bank hereinafter "BANK" and BANK consents to judgment with claim No.70023150 000399689499 in the amount of $25,819,366.56 (Twenty five Million, Eight Hundred Nineteen thousand, Three Hundred Sixty-Six dollars and Fifty-Six cents) due and owing as a result of a breach of contract. Case # I3SL-AC20705 and I3SLCC00397. If said property is attempting to be sold in violation of this notice: CAVEAT EMPTOR! *Equity will not suffer a wrong to be without a remedy. I am: Dan Peterka, Authorized Representative, Natural Person(s), In Propria Persona: Ex Relatione DAN PETERKA. RONDA PETERKA). All Rights Reserved: pursuant to U.C.C. 1-207/308; 1-103 c/o here address: 104 West Main Street, Warrenton, MO 63383

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• Safest Most Effective Home Wash • No Dangerous Pressure or Chemicals • References - References - References Prices Starting at $ Calll for FREE Estimate


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A-TECH EXTERIOR SERVICES Also: Powerwashing & Sealing Driveways • Patios • Pool Decks

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Enter t ai n ment

Marc Broussard and Mingo Fishtrap play at the Old Rock House on June 5


Tommy Emmanuel, June 12-13, The Sheldon Music of The Who, June 13, Powell Symphony Hall Spanish Gold, June 13, Old Rock House Ambassadors of Harmony, June 14, The Touhill Music of The Rolling Stones, June 14, Powell Symphony Hall Father’s Day Explosion, June 15, Chaifetz Arena The 5 Browns, June 20, Powell Symphony Hall The O’Jays & Chaka Khan, June 20, The Fox Theatre Chris Robinson Brotherhood, June 21, The Pageant


Brian Owens, June 5, The Sheldon Always… Patsy Cline, June 4-22, Stages Marc Broussard, June 5, Old Rock House St. Louis The Monkees, June 5, The Fox Theatre A Prairie Home Companion, June 14, Steve Earl and The Dukes, June 5, The The Fox Theatre Pageant Kurt Elling, June 6, The Sheldon New Mastersounds, June 6, Old Rock House Classical Favorites, June 7, Powell Symphony Hall STYX, Foreigner, June 7, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Jamie Cullum, June 8, The Pageant Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, June 8, The Whole Earth Nuclear Orchestra plays at Old Rock House the Old Rock House on June 11th. The Flaming Lips, June 10, The Pageant John Butler Trio, June 11, The Pageant Billy Elliot The Musical, June 16-22, The Whole Earth Nuclear Ukulele Orches- Muny tra, June 11, Old Rock House Disney’s Sleeping Beauty, June 18-29, OAR and Phillip Phillips, June 12, The Stages St. Louis Fox Theatre River City Rumble, June 21, Family Arena Tarzan, June 25-July 2, The Muny Jamie Cullum comes to the Pageant on June 8.


Tom Dustin, June 4-8, The Funnybone Cocoa Brown, June 12-15, The Funnybone Dwyane Kennedy, June 18-22, The Funnybone Eddie Izzard, June 19, The Fox Theatre

TICKETS AND INFORMATION Chaifetz Arena:, (314) 534-1111 Chesterfield Amphitheater:, (636) 537-4000 Dramatic License Theater: brownpapertickets. com, (800) 838-3006 The Family Arena:, (314) 534-1111 The Muny: The Fox Theatre:, (314) 534-1111 J. Scheidegger Center for the Arts: (636) 949-4433 The Funny Bone:, (314) 469-6692 Loretto-Hilton Center:, (314) 968-4925 Lumière Place:, (866) 448-7849 Mustard Seed Theatre:, (800) 838-3006

Old Rock House:, (314) 534-1111 The Pageant:, (866) 448-7849 Peabody Opera House: (866) 448-7849 Powell Symphony Hall:, (800) 232-1880 Scottrade Center:, (314) 622-5435 The Sheldon:, (314) 533-9900 STAGES St. Louis:, (314) 821-2407 The Touhill:, (314) 516-4949 Upstream Theater:, (800) 838-3006 Verizon Wireless Amphitheater:, (866) 448-7849

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