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Historic Rescuers the country from utter disaster? That was the kind of situation facing General Matthew Ridgway during the Korean War, when he was suddenly dispatched across the Pacific, without notice, to take over the American and allied military forces that had been battered and driven into a sometimes panicky retreat before the North Korean and Chinese armies. It looked like an impending defeat, with major international repercussions. But General Ridgway somehow navigated through the military complications on the battlefield and the political complications at home, all at the same time, and saved the day. A similar situation faced General David Petraeus, who was appointed to lead a troop “surge” in Iraq, where things had gotten so out of control that virtually no one believed he could succeed. Moreover, even when he did succeed, most of the media refused to believe it, until the facts about declining fatalities and a rising Iraqi economy made his success impossible to continue denying. It is worth noting that those who made all-out political attacks on General Petraeus during the “surge” include Senators who are now the president of the United States, the vice president and the secretary of state as well as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. All this is covered in “The Savior Generals.” Perhaps the book’s most dramatic example of a turnaround in a militarily dicey situation was that of General William Tecumseh Sherman during the Civil War. The war was going so badly that some considered it doubtful whether the Republicans would even nominate Abraham Lincoln for a second term, and it was more than doubtful whether he could win re-election. It was only after General Sherman’s unconventional, daring – and successful – march through Georgia, splitting the South in half, that Lincoln was re-elected, surprising everyone including Lincoln. “The Savior Generals” covers not only military history but also the social and political history that provides the context in which military events took place. It leaves us a lot to think about with regard to the issues and predicaments of our own time. © 2013 Creators.com

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Obama’s Watergate To the Editor: Nixon had Watergate. Obama has Benghazi-Intimigate. Although no one died at the Watergate break-in, Nixon had enough honor left to resign the office of president. On the other hand, President Obama is directly or indirectly responsible for the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi and the intentional intimidation of thousands of patriotic Americans yet he has no honor and shows no intention of resigning the office of president. John Klay Ballwin

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neither convinces nor satisfies me. I am from Missouri. You have got to show me.” Indeed, the Show-Me State has a long reputation for its no-nonsense worldview, but these days, the state is gaining another reputation – as an economic laggard. When Rep. Vandiver was in office, Missouri had 16 representatives in Congress; today, we have only eight, a testament to the state’s languishing population growth and declining economic fortunes. The state is now ranked 48th in GDP growth and 46th in employment growth nationally, and a recent Investor’s Business Daily analysis found that Missouri is the worst-performing “red state” in the country and the only red state in the bottom 10 of economic performers. (Missouri placed 42nd overall; often-ridiculed California placed 43rd.) If Missouri is a “red state,” it certainly isn’t behaving like one – at least not yet. Missouri needs pro-growth, pro-market reforms that empower individuals to take control of their paychecks, their health care, and their children’s education. Our political leaders say they are prepared to make tough decisions to get the state out of its economic doldrums, but I’ll only believe it when I see it. Policymakers will have to actually “show me,” and you, that they mean business through action, not continued “frothy eloquence.” Given the state’s economic performance and abiding legislative intransigence, there is reason to doubt that commitment. Patrick Ishmael Show-Me Institute

To the Editor: When I was 5, my war-wounded grandfather asked me if I would like to see the woodpecker in his wooden leg. I thought all grandpas only had one leg. He lost his leg in the Philippines in 1901 as part of the Kansas Militia. I loved him dearly. When I looked the other way he hit the hollow wooden leg – rat-a-tat-tat – with his pipe. I taught handicapped people in California schools and realized that his attitude gave him the fortitude to raise a family of five on a homestead in eastern Colorado and live to a happy 87 years with one leg. I have written five travel guide books for seniors and handicapped travelers with Amazon. Last year I wrote a 130-page book, “He had a woodpecker in his leg.” I wrote it to inspire the many service people who lost their limbs in the Middle East and Promoting a ‘fair tax’ seventh-graders who are learning about To the Editor: homesteads. The income tax code is complicated I am happy to report that my son David beyond comprehension. An institution like and his family have taken me in with my the IRS has no place in a society of free computer to live in the gorgeous city of people. The power that came to congress Ballwin. Your readers have no idea about with the income tax and 16th Amendment the contrast between Ballwin and Napa, has so corrupted our Congress and the IRS Calif. I intend to live here forever. that we must start over. Donald Bowling Actually the solution to all our present Ballwin woes with the IRS and taxation has been before Congress since 1999. It’s called the FairTax. When passed it will replace the The Show-Me State income tax and annihilate the IRS. Most congresspersons have ignored it isn’t showing well because they don’t want to give up the To the Editor: power they have because of the income tax. More than a century ago Rep. Willard Politically they thrive on it by granting tax Duncan Vandiver concisely captured Mis- favors to the well connected in exchange souri’s political sensibility, telling a crowd for contributions to their re-election camin Philadelphia that “frothy eloquence paigns.

Since 2001 congress has changed the tax code almost 5,000 times; more than once per day. With every change the code gets longer and more complex. Google “FairTax” and learn about it. It’s the most researched legislation ever introduced in Congress. It will broaden the tax base, boost the economy and create millions of jobs. Email and call your representative and senators. Tell them to support and work for passage of the FairTax. Glen E. Terrill

Their actions will continue to increase the overall dependency on the government as an income source, (not every government dependency is in the form of welfare). Everything they touch becomes more expensive and inefficient. This has been proven over and over again. The only thing they are experts in is spinning stories, getting re-elected and extravagantly living off the taxpayer. All of you who voted for this administration not once, but possibly twice had better take a good look in the mirror and ask yourself is this what you wanted? Is this the kind of country you want for A loss of liberties your children and grandchildren? To the Editor: Whether Benghazi, the ridiculous mulI was corresponding with my health tiple IRS scandals, the Justice Department insurance agent yesterday when I was noti- debacle, Common Core curriculum, gun fied that my current insurance package will control, secret email accounts, the “Fast be terminated at the end of the year when and Furious” program, Middle East relaObamacare takes effect. tions, the lack of immigration reform or the I chose not to receive health insurance myriad of other bad policies and decisions through my employer because it was by this supposed transparent administracheaper to continue to cover my family tion, you have to raise your eyebrow and at on our own through an HSA program that least admit that they’re no better than the we had in place when I was self-employed. Bush administration. We elected to take on the burden of a With all the berating of greedy, big busi$7,000 per year deductible in favor of a ness over the last decade, isn’t it more lower monthly premium, which overall, evident than ever that our government and has seemed to work in our favor. their career politicians are just as bad, yet I was always of the understanding that if infinitely more dangerous? you had existing health insurance in place, There will soon be nowhere for “we the you would be able to keep it after the people” to turn for help and accountability Obamacare program kicked in, but appar- as the government will control everything ently that is not true. and once they gain control, there will be no Soon, our policy will be terminated and prying it back. considered “non-compliant” by ObamacRandy Winzen are standards and we will be forced into a St. Louis program with lower deductibles and premiums that are twice what we currently pay. I’m assuming the additional premiums will be used to fund the insurance of those who “can’t afford” to pay for it themselves (i.e. welfare recipients and illegal immigrants). How on earth have we reached this point in our society where the government is allowed to tell us what kind of health insurance we must hold? Does anyone find this a bit disturbing? This administration has covered all the bases, too. If you attempt to avoid their mandated insurance programs you will be fined. Oh, and don’t even think about not paying the fine, because those 16,000 extra IRS agents will be there to make sure you do when they seize your accounts. Submit your letter to: This is just one of the many liberties that editorwest@newsmagazinenetwork.com this administration is slowly but surely taking over. Before you know it, they will control everything.

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It’s time to put differences aside Who really suffers when adults argue? OK, that’s a trick question. We all know that the answer is the children, and for the last couple of years the children who’ve been suffering are the students of the Rockwood School District. No doubt the district has made mistakes. The recent state audit noted some of them and Rockwood’s critics have been quick to point out others, but this is not a district that fails to graduate well-educated, well-rounded students, though certainly some students choose to achieve more than others. This is not a district that fails to achieve accreditation. It is not a district of dropouts. No. This is a district that continues to receive awards recognizing its commitment to excellence in education. The students graduating from Rockwood Schools continue to be high achievers. Visit any Rockwood school on any given day and you’ll see learning taking place and dedicated teachers working hard to make sure that learning happens despite knowing that they could be earning more somewhere else. We need to thank those teachers. It’s not easy to work in a hostile environment, and the district has been hostile. Even if you have no children at Rockwood, you can’t help but be pulled into the drama that has unfolded there over the past two years. In many ways it mirrors the negative environment that grips our nation—two oppos-

ing forces that both proclaim to be working for the good of the students, but who will not work together. In the middle, just like in the nation, are the taxpayers and, with their futures in a state of flux, the children. While the adults argue over curriculum, bond issues and transparency, students head to class. The younger ones may be oblivious to the fighting of the adults who are, in theory, acting in their best interests. Not so the older ones. How does all that fighting color their perception of their school, their district, their education? How does it prejudice them when they go to find a job? “You go to school where? Boy, they sure have a lot of problems, don’t they?” “Gee, Rockwood used to be a really great district. Too bad about everything going on there now.” Is that really what we want these students to hear? The truth is Rockwood is a really good district – one that’s run by people, and people make mistakes. Yes, mistakes have been made and trust has been lost, but the people at the helm of the Rockwood district have also made changes that indicate that they have heard the complaints levied against them. Perhaps now, it’s time for their detractors to give them some space and time to implement corrective measures.

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Drill prepares Mercy Hospital for hazardous event A drill to practice procedures for hazardous events such as potential radiation exposure or a chemical spill took place at Mercy Hospital with staging that seemed all too real. A mass decontamination tent was erected on site allowing Mercy Hospital St. Louis co-workers on the Hazardous Operations Team to respond to volunteer victims’ needs.

Chemical and nuclear exposure can be deadly, not only to the person exposed, but to caregivers. In the event of exposure the HOT co-workers, who are volunteers from every department, are called to action, setting up the tent and decontaminating patients before they enter the emergency department. The process keeps the contaminant out of the hospital and prevents it from spreading to the caregivers. To decontaminate, patients must go through a state-of-the-art, military-style tent that contains specialty shower heads and water jets as well as a conveyer roller system for those who are unconscious. They also remove all clothing and go through a massive showering and soaping down process. Mercy Hospital St. Louis implements two disaster drills annually, one of which is with the St. Louis Area Regional Response System. Mercy’s Search and Rescue along with the Decontamination Teams each have annual drills while the leadership team has quarterly exercises to test their management of various disaster-related scenarios.

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DES PERES Youth Fishing Derby Residents of Des Peres are encouraged to dust off their rods and reels, and meet friends and neighbors at Des Peres Park for the city’s annual Youth Fishing Derby. Youth, ages 3-12, can participate in the Biggest Fish Contest, raffles and much more! All participants must provide their own fishing pole and bait. Cost is $5 per youth angler. Check-in begins at 7:30 a.m. with fishing from 8-10 a.m. Registration deadline is June 19. Call (314) 835-6150 and reference session #16091 when registering.

BreakDown STL seeks volunteers An informational meeting will be held Thursday, June 13 at 6 p.m. at Kaldi’s Coffee in Chesterfield Valley, 17211 Chesterfield Airport Road, for individuals interested in volunteering with BreakDown STL. BreakDown STL is a local nonprofit that educates, equips and empowers teens to make positive life choices regarding relationships, sex, alcohol, drugs, bullying, selfharm and suicide by providing culturally relevant preventative health education.

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WEST COUNTY West County EMS audit The West County EMS and Fire Protection District has received an unqualified opinion from the accounting firm that examined financial records from the district’s 2012 operations. Allen Schulte from Botz Deal & Co. said the district’s records had been properly maintained, accurately reflected the operation’s financial condition and were free of any material errors. The firm’s report on

The St. Louis County Municipal League honored cities and organizations for their unique achievements at the second annual Muni Awards held at Glen Echo Country Club in May. Cities and organizations in St. Louis County are nominated in a number of good government categories designed to recognize as well as promote civic engagement. Among the honorees were West Central Dispatch Center for Public Safety, Great Rivers Green for Collaboration, Town & Country Historical Society for Preserva-

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY CNG fueling station to be built at Lambert St. Louis-based The Laclede Group and Siemens are launching Spire natural gas fueling solutions with its first station to be built at Lambert’s Super Park Lot C facility just off of Interstate 70 at Cypress. Spire will be open to the public with a focus to serve the region’s growing number of company fleet vehicles operating on compressed natural gas (CNG). The airport currently operates two CNG stations for its airport vehicles and parking shuttles and has been providing CNG fueling services for some St. Louis companies. Lambert reached out through a request for proposals process to facilitate the construction of a third fueling facility because of growing demand for fueling services in the region. “With more than 50 percent of our fleet running on CNG and other alternative fuels, we truly believe in this project,” said Lambert Director Rhonda Hamm-Niebruegge. “We’re proud to be the first location, the flagship for Spire, giving companies and

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‘Wirth’ property on Clayton Road; Mason Woods Village sits to the right of the property (as shown) with residential property to the left.

By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Plans for the development of an up to four-story retirement center on the socalled Wirth property on Clayton Road just east of Mason Road in Town & Country have some neighbors expressing concerns. The proposal will go before the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission for a public hearing on a request for rezoning, a planned new zoning classification and site plan approval as early as July 24. Long-time residents will recall that a Shell gas station and the Wirth family home

had been on the site, though the station was removed more than four years ago. Sharon Rothmel, the city’s planning director and community economic opportunity coordinator, said that developer Mason Woods Village LLC has 12.8 acres under contract to purchase. The site includes the roughly 8.8-acre Wirth property and the four-acre existing Mason Woods Village shopping center just to the west of that site. That shopping center includes a Straub’s Market and other businesses. Plans for the Wirth property include constructing an Allegro Senior Living center,

including a 68,750-square-foot building with 195,000 square feet of floor area within the building, which would sit on a slope and be up to four stories high on the south side in the rear, Rothmel said. The building would house 65 senior independent living units, 59 assisted living units and 26 units devoted to memory care. The shopping center would remain. The only changes proposed by the developer would include adding amenities such as fountains, outdoor seating and gathering areas, more lighting, improved signage and more landscaping, Rothmel said. The plan also would not affect the Mason Woods condominiums to the rear. “The developer is applying for a new zoning classification on the Wirth site, called planned commercial and assisted living facilities. And they are incorporating into that area they would like to have rezoned the existing Mason Woods Village shopping center,” Rothmel said. While Mason Woods Village is now zoned commercial, most of the Wirth property is zoned residential with less than 1.5 acres zoned commercial, she said. The city is currently reviewing a traffic study requested of the developer. After the issue goes before the Planning and Zoning Commission, it will have to go before the

city’s Architectural Review Board and then to the Board of Aldermen for final approval. The site is touched on three sides by residential property: Rutherford Lane to the east, the Church of the Good Shepherd and Mason Woods condominiums to the west, and Mason Oaks subdivision to the south. John Poppell is president of the homeowners association for the 27-home Mason Oaks subdivision. He said his residents are “strongly opposed to this development.” “Town & Country has a long history of denying these kinds of rezoning efforts,” he said. “Here, they’re trying to rezone residential property into commercial.” Richard Jensen is a trustee for Wheatfield Farms subdivision near, but not adjacent to, the Wirth site. While he said he can’t speak for all subdivision residents, Jensen said the trustees and the majority of residents he’s talked to are strongly opposed to this development. “This is way too massive and too big a project for the site,” he said. “The Wirth acreage that’s zoned single family residential should remain residential, in keeping with all the homes in this area. This retirement center project also could adversely affect traffic. It doesn’t make any sense whatsoever.”

Lawyers for former Ellisville mayor try to stay impeachment verdict By DAN FOX dfox@newsmagazinenetwork.com Lawyers for the former mayor of Ellisville have filed a petition with the St. Louis County Circuit Court that could get Adam Paul back into office, at least temporarily. On June 3, Paul’s attorney Chet Pleban asked a circuit court judge to stay the impeachment charges against his client. If the judge chooses to stay the verdict, Paul would be temporarily returned to his seat as mayor until the main case regarding Paul’s impeachment can be examined in full. According to Pleban, this would return Paul’s influence to the City Council, letting him act for his constituents while the judge reviews the facts regarding the April impeachment hearings. “This isn’t the only case that this judge has,” Pleban said. “If it takes two and a half, three months to get through a review process … the people who elected him by a 44-percent margin are going to be deprived for that period of time of a voice and a vote, and therefore they’re going to be deprived of government, and you cannot get that back.” Representing the city of Ellisville in

this matter is Attorney John Maupin, who served as the hearing officer during Paul’s impeachment trial. Both Maupin and Keith Cheung, who served as prosecutor in Paul’s impeachment hearing, had been previously retained as special counsel by the city of Ellisville. However, at presstime Maupin did not know if Cheung would be participating in this most recent development. Maupin filed a reply on the morning of June 6 that, according to him, focused only on the motion to stay the impeachment, and not on any other portion of the case. “I’m responding to a very specific part of that,” Maupin said. “The entire case is not at issue.” Maupin said that when the time comes, he will respond appropriately to the primary case. The main case that sits before the circuit court is a petition for administrative review. For this, the judge will look at the actions taken by the Ellisville City Council and, according to Pleban, determine whether they were proper or improper and if they were supported by substantial evidence. “If he determines that it was improper,

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requirements on how the shooting range structure and parking places must be positioned in the C-1 district. Ballwin city staff raised a number of other technical issues about the building design and site plan but those matters were resolved. Henderson presented a detailed review of how he planned to run the business, as well as the numerous safety and sound attenuation features included in the building’s design and operation. Among other things, Henderson said the facility’s design and construction will meet all federal regulations, including those for ventilation, so that neither customers nor employees will be subject to potentially harmful lead exposure. Any air exiting the building will be considerably cleaner than that along Manchester Road, he said. The building’s thick, concrete exterior with steel and rubber-like layers around the range itself ensure against any fired projectiles leaving the structure, he continued. No one spoke against the proposal and eight Ballwin residents, including at least two from a nearby residential area, voiced strong support. Several said they are convinced the range will not cause a noise problem. Air conditioning systems on businesses in the area and regular traffic flow generate more noise than the shooting range is likely to cause, due to the sound-deadening measures built into the structure, they said. Assuming the shooting range becomes a reality, Henderson said he anticipates moving his gun store from its present location to the new building. Any final OK for the proposed range requires a favorable action by the board of adjustments on the parking-related variance, another positive recommendation from the planning and zoning commission and final approvals by the Board of Aldermen.

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By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The first step toward the possible establishment of an indoor shooting range in Ballwin has been taken by the city’s planning and zoning commission. That initial step involves a recommendation to the Ballwin Board of Aldermen to amend the city’s zoning ordinance to allow a shooting range as a special use exception in the C-1 zoning district. The recommendation leaves unanswered the ultimate questions of whether or not an indoor range actually will be built and where, with a number of other decisions by Ballwin officials still remaining. However, details of the pending project were aired during the commission’s June 3 meeting by John Henderson, owner and operator of American Arms, at 15531 Manchester Road. Henderson asked for the zoning ordinance amendment, as well as the specific use exception to build the indoor shooting range and retail sales facility on property behind the recently opened Wendy’s restaurant and the U-Gas operation now under construction on the northeast corner of Manchester Road and Seven Trails Drive. According to the petition, the latter request was with the knowledge and concurrence of Tayco Seven Trails Drive LLC, the present owner of the property, which is across the street from Vlasis Park. After agreeing on the move to recommend a change in the zoning ordinance to make indoor shooting ranges a use allowed by special use exception in a C-1 zoning district, the commission tabled the request involving an exception on the proposed site, pending consideration of a zoning code variance by the city’s board of adjustment. A variance is needed because the shooting range’s site plan doesn’t meet current

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On May 5, 500 children, youth and adult volunteers from Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood came together for a worship service and then set out to serve others in the community. Their GO! All-Church Serve Day encompassed 25 service projects, including assembling craft kits for Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital, cooking for Shalom House, cleaning windows at Gambrill Gardens, landscaping at vari- Brett and John Balzraine and Scott Reichter mulch and landscape during Living Word’s ous agencies, and much more. day of service. Living Word Lead Pastor Michael McIntyre said the event was so well received that another day of service is being planned for Sunday, Oct. 13, and the public is welcome to join in. For more information, email cshank@livingwordumc.org.


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Hate group photo on display in Manchester stirs up controversy By SARAH WILSON swilson@newsmagazinenetwork.com On May 17, Manchester Arts announced the winners of its “Focus: Manchester” photo contest. Taking home the second-place trophy in the amateur category for ages 21 and over was Lee Presser, whose work now hangs in Manchester City Hall as part of an encore exhibition of “Focus: Manchester.” But even before the exhibition opens (it runs June 16-July 14, daily from 1-4 p.m.), Presser’s photo has attracted controversy. The photo is of a Westboro Baptist Church member protesting in Manchester’s Paul A. Schroeder Park. A federal appeals court on Oct. 16, 2012, ruled that the city of Manchester’s ordinance to prohibit protests at funerals was constitutional. The ordinance is aimed at preventing picketing by Westboro Baptist Church, an anti-gay church in Kansas known for protesting and disrupting the funerals of military men and women killed in the line of duty. Some members of the public have called the photo “controversial,” and said that they are offended by the photo and that it has no place in a government building. Yet, Alderman Mike Clement (Ward 2) said the photo is of Manchester’s “triumph” over Westboro. “Our funeral protest ordinance withstood the legal challenge that Westboro waged against it, and it has now become the model for communities and cities all over the country,” Clement said. “So that photo, particularly to me and other elected officials here, really represents a very big victory. So we view that as an integral part of our recent history. That’s part of our story. And our photography contest was all themed around Manchester and our people and our past and our history, so while it may upset some

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State treasurer teams up with Jewish Federation to return unclaimed property By JIM ERICKSON erickson.jim.att.net There are pools of valuables waiting for the right people to claim them. How much are those pools of valuable stuff worth? Would you believe more than $750 million in Missouri alone? That’s considerably more than the grand prize in the typical Powerball lottery. No one person can claim the entire amount, though, because in Missouri there are an estimated 4.4 million “winners,” including individuals, businesses, churches and even local governments. The largess in Missouri is unclaimed property held by State Treasurer Clint Zweifel. Most is cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds and contents of safe deposit boxes. Uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits and wages from past jobs also are in there. What’s not included is real property such as land and houses and certain types of personal property such as cars and boats. Zweifel oversees the unclaimed property due to a state law requiring financial institutions, insurance companies, public agencies and other business entities to turn over to the state any assets belonging to a customer, client, employee or other owner if there have been no documented transactions or contact with the owner for five years or more. Other states have similar laws. In recent years, he has taken steps to publicize the existence of unclaimed property and to make it easy for people to find out if anything in that treasure chest has their name on it. “My job as state treasurer is not only to protect taxpayer dollars but also return unclaimed property to those who own it,” he explained.

One recent step Zweifel took was to partner with the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and its members as part of the Older Missourian Education Initiative. The effort is aimed at helping older residents of the state with unclaimed property claims. The program also wants to warn Missourians about scams involving unclaimed property. Key to that prevention is this piece of advice: No one should provide personal or financial information, including credit card numbers, to individuals who contact them claiming they can help return unclaimed property. According to Zweifel, people should be on the lookout for practices that indicate an unclaimed property scam, such as unsolicited emails asking for personal information and an offer to return lost property for a fee. “I never charge to return your property,” Zweifel said, adding that it’s important for older Missourians and others new to the Internet to be careful as they search for unclaimed property. The state treasurer maintains a website (ShowMeMoney.com) where anyone can search for unclaimed property 24 hours a day. Zweifel also invites calls to a special phone line, (573) 751-0123. Susan Goen, spokesperson for the Jewish Federation, said the program has been well received since it was announced last month. On the day of a news conference announcing the partnership, she said a number of Federation members checked the treasurer’s website and several found they had an unclaimed property account. “The amounts ranged from a few cents to several hundred dollars,” Goen said. Records show that in the most recent fiscal year, more than $3.5 million was paid out to individuals with unclaimed property See UNCLAIMED PROPERTY, page 19


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Despite static, local classical station continues to attract fans By SARAH WILSON swilson@newsmagazinenetwork.com When West Newsmagazine posted a story on newsmagazinenetwork.com this spring regarding The Radio Arts Foundation’s new radio station, which went live on April 8, it was one of the site’s most commented-on stories. Comments ranged from general excitement and appreciation for the station to frustration over static on the airwaves. Two months later, it seemed appropriate to check in with 107.3 RAF-STL to find out if and when the static might clear and what listeners can expect in coming months. James Connett, general manager of RAFSTL and a veteran of St. Louis radio, said the station currently is “amping up” its software and hardware, getting more music into the station, getting programming solidified and ramping up sales opportunities for a lot of arts groups that are coming on to the station. RAF-STL is located at 7711 Carondelet in Clayton, in a newly built studio with two broadcast studios, one on either side of a conference room that doubles as a performance space. In addition, the station also has the capability to broadcast remotely throughout the central corridor of St. Louis. Its analog FM signal currently is available within a 20-mile radius of the intersection of Hanley and Manchester roads. In addition to hearing the station on the radio, RAF-STL’s website is up and running, where people can listen online. There

also is a free app available called RAF STL, to fit any listeners’ needs. “So they can listen anywhere in the world with those,” Connett said. In regard to the static heard on the airwaves, he added, “We are asking people who can’t receive an analog signal on 107.3, if they’re having trouble with that, to look into an HD2 radio, which has no problems whatsoever.” The HD2 signal, which is at KIHT 96.3, covers a 50-mile radius from Shrewsbury. “And then, we’re tweaking 107.3 so we can get a better signal out of that,” Connett said. “It’s been a little bit of a challenge,” Connett said. “We didn’t see that one coming, but hopefully things will be squared away pretty soon.” Connett said the station also is working on doing some live jazz programming on Saturday nights. “We’ve put a lot of capital into getting the station on,” Connett said. “Now we have to work on keeping it running.” Only six people work at the 24/7 station, which, Connett said, is “somewhat daunting.” “But we’re managing it,” Connett said. “It just takes a little bit longer with fewer people. But so far, so good. We’re flying the plane, but we’re also building it. Everybody’s really excited about it, and not everything is perfect but what is when you go into it.” As a nonprofit, he said the station is always looking for volunteers.

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By CAROL ENRIGHT cenright@newsmagazinenetwork.com Eighteen months ago, Parkway and Rockwood began talking about combining their community education programs. Last November, the two boards put the talks on hold, citing a full plate of issues – including budgetary concerns – on both sides. On May 30, the idea was back on the table in front of a joint meeting of both boards. Both districts have long said that a combined community education program would produce increased efficiencies and revenues for Parkway and Rockwood and more program offerings for the community. Mike Seppi, Rockwood’s director of community education, set the tone for the meeting with a comment that would be repeated throughout the night. “This is about being proactive,” Seppi said. Seppi said that a potential partnership was not being explored due to either district being “in a crisis mode.” Rather, a joint program with a combined resident base of more than 250,000 would ensure the financial stability and long-term success of both programs as community demographics and enrollments continue to change. Greg Marsello, co-founder of the Learning Resources Network (LERN), the country’s largest community education association, echoed Seppi’s assessment. “Nothing’s broken,” Marsello said. “It’s how do we take this to the next level?” Marsello cited statistics predicting that 25 to 50 percent of community education programs will shut down this decade. He said that larger programs, such as Rockwood’s, are more likely to survive than smaller programs like Parkway’s.

“Clearly, size matters,” Marsello said. He suggested that “partnering makes sense” for both districts, which serve a similar population. Seppi presented a picture of what the proposed partnership – tentatively called Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed – would look like. Parkway would phase in Rockwood’s highly successful before- and after-school child care program as it phases out the program it currently offers through the YMCA. Rockwood would expand its adult enrichment programming, an area in which Parkway excels. Youth basketball, Rockwood’s biggest sports program, would be offered in both Parkway and Rockwood facilities. (Parkway does not offer youth basketball.) Before- and after-school enrichment programs would expand in both districts. And all other existing community education programs would be made available to patrons of both districts. Patrons from both districts would receive one community education program guide and would be able to access program information and registration through one community education website. Notably, both districts’ Adult Education & Literacy and aquatics programs would remain distinct – at least for the first three years of a partnership. Representatives from both organizations, especially the Rockwood and Parkway swim clubs, have repeatedly expressed their desires to remain independent. Community education programs are self-funded and do not impact the districts’ operating budgets. It was generally agreed that it would make sense for Rockwood to be the fiscal agent of a combined community ed program, because the district already has a dedicated community education department and online registration; Parkway has neither. All program fees would funnel into Rockwood and the revenues would be dispersed according to the fees and expenses associated with each program. For example, if 1,000 patrons register for youth basketball and 600 are Rockwood residents, Rockwood would receive 60 percent of the revenues and absorb 60 percent of the costs. The chief financial officers of both districts expressed their support for the proposed financial structure. “It’s a win-win,” said Parkway CFO Mark Stockwell. The boards will continue discussions throughout the summer and present the idea to two focus groups, one of community members and one of administrators, before reviewing the final recommendation for the partnership in September. If approved, the combined community education program would take effect on July 1, 2014.


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Relaying in Rockwood The Rockwood School District community this year raised more than $75,000 for the American Cancer Society through Relay for Life. More than 400 individuals participated in the event.

Among the best U.S. News & World Report named Parkway South High as one of the country’s best high schools. South High received a silver medal in the fifth annual list of America’s Best High Schools. It also was ranked among the top 10 schools in Missouri. U.S. News & World Report teamed up with the Washington, D.C.,-based American Institutes for Research, a behavioral and social science research organization. AIR implemented the newspaper’s comprehensive rankings methodology, which is based on the key principles that a great high school must serve all of its students well, not just those who are college bound, and that it must be able to produce measurable academic outcomes to show the school is successfully educating its student body across a range of performance indicators.

Honored with scholarship The Republican Women’s Club of St. Louis announced Jaime Staengel as the winner of

its second annual scholarship essay contest. The goal of the scholarship is to encourage political awareness and engagement, as well as to promote Republican principles among young women. The scholarship is open to female high school seniors and college freshmen and sophomores from St. Louis. This year, the topic pertained to energy policy. Staengel, a senior at Rockwood Summit High, was awarded a $500 scholarship.

Perfect score Jordan Bulanda, a junior at Marquette High, earned a perfect score of 36 on the ACT. While college is still a year away, Bulanda is interested in pursuing a career Bulanda in engineering, partly because of the positive experiences she has had in her pre-engineering and physics classes at Marquette. “I like the hands-on experiences these classes provide,” Bulanda said. “Physics was unlike anything I had taken before; I think I might like to focus on the physics side of engineering.” In addition to her coursework, she is a three-sport athlete who participates in field hockey, swimming and soccer at Marquette.

Chesterfield Day School announced the addition of a new faculty member for the 2013-2014 school year. Lindsay Klasing will be joining the CDS faculty Klasing as a full-time teacher in the K/1 classroom. Klasing brings 10 years of elementary school teaching to CDS, most recently as a kindergarten teacher at Waters Edge Elementary in Palm Beach, Fla. Prior to that, she taught in the St. Louis Public Schools. Klasing holds a bachelor’s degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University and a master’s degree in education from Lindenwood University.

Rockwood adult classes forming Rockwood summer classes are forming for the Adult Basic Education and English as a Second Language program. Classes began the week of June 3 and run through Aug. 1. ABE classes help students prepare for the Missouri High School Equivalency (currently the GED) test. ESL classes provide foreign speaking adults an opportunity to learn to read, write and understand the English language. Rockwood offers these classes at no cost to community members due to a grant from the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. For more information, visit rockwood. k12.mo.us/communityed/programs/ael/ Pages/default.aspx.

National Merit honors Rockwood 2013 high school graduates Andrew Hosna, of Eureka High, and Derek Legenzoff, of Lafayette High, earned college-sponsored scholarships

through the National Merit Scholarship Corporation. The students were selected from a talent pool of more than 15,000 outstanding Finalists in the 2013 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Doing good As part of a yearlong philanthropy project, the Chesterfield Day School sixthgrade class presented a check for $2,744 to Grace Hill Health Centers, a nonprofit organization that offers low-cost health care coverage to uninsured adults. Students raised the funds throughout the 2012-2013 school year by conducting multiple bake sales, car washes and other fundraising activities. The majority of the funds were raised through the sixth-grade play, “Beauty and the Beast Jr.” All ticket proceeds went toward the Grace Hill philanthropy project.

Music quarterfinalist Aron Blanke, a music teacher at Rockwood’s Center for Creative Learning, was named as a quarterfinalist for the Music Educator Award, sponsored by the Recording Blanke Academy and GRAMMY Foundation. This is the first year for the award, which honors teachers who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education. More than 30,000 teachers nationwide were nominated for the Music Educator Award, and Blanke is among the 217 teachers named quarterfinalists. If selected as the winner, Blanke will fly to Los Angeles to accept the award, attend the GRAMMY Awards ceremony and receive $10,000.
Blanke has taught in Rockwood since 1995, and this year, he was recognized as Rockwood’s Elementary School Teacher of the Year. Dr. Dottie Barbeau, director of the Center for Creative Learning, described Blanke as a talented and dedicated educator. “Aron has a passion for music and teaching,” Barbeau said. “To be nominated for a GRAMMY Award is an opportunity of a lifetime, and we’re excited to recognize him for this outstanding accomplishment.”


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Local scholarship winners Electro Savings Credit Union recognized its Edward G. Halliburton scholarship recipients. The scholarship program honors Ed Halliburton, a credit union volunteer who has served on the credit union’s board of directors since 1967. The scholarship recipients in the West Newsmagazine area include: Emily Ladig, a Parkway North graduate, and Scott Thompson, a Westminster Christian Academy graduate. Ladig, of Creve Coeur, plans Ed Halliburton congratulates Emily Ladig (left), Ellen to study journalism at the Boll (left, center) and Scott Thompson (right), recipients University of Missouri, and of the 2013 Electro Savings Credit Union Edward G. Thompson, of Manchester, Halliburton Scholarship. plans to study mechanical engineering at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology in Terre Haute, Ind. Since 1993, the credit union has awarded $64,000 to its student members. Scholarship applications are accepted from high school seniors who have been credit union members for at least one year.

Rockwood additions Rockwood School District’s Board of Education on June 1 in closed session approved the hiring of an associate principal at Lafayette High and administrative interns at Bowles, Eureka, Pond, Ridge Meadows and Westridge elementary schools for the 2013-2014 school year. Karen Calcaterra was named as the associate principal of Lafayette High. She replaces Nisha Patel, who has been named principal of Crestview Middle. For the past six years, Calcaterra has served as an assistant principal at Parkway North High. Prior to that, she served three years as an area coordinator for the Special School District at Pattonville High. She also served as a Special School District teacher for six years at Parkway North and at the AfftonLindbergh Early Childhood Center. David Bates was named as the administrative intern of Bowles Elementary. For the past nine years, he has served as a teacher in the Wentzville School District. Susan Johnson was named as the administrative intern of Eureka Elementary. For the past two years, she has served as a literacy coach and reading specialist at Woerther Elementary. Prior to that, she served Rockwood as an instructional coach for four years, a reading specialist for seven years and an elementary school teacher for nine years. Prior to joining Rockwood, she taught for two years in the Fort Osage School District. For the past two years, Johnson also served as a reading consultant for the Ferguson-Florissant School District. Andrea Lockwood was named as the administrative intern of Pond Elementary.

She has served Rockwood as a teacher at Eureka Elementary for 11 years and as an instructional coach for one year. Nicholle Simmons was named as the administrative intern of Ridge Meadows Elementary. Simmons joined Rockwood in 2007. She currently is serving as the administrative intern of Ridge Meadows as well as a principal for Rockwood Summer Academy. She also has served the district as an intervention specialist, a data analyst, an instructional coach and an assistant principal. Prior to joining Rockwood, she served for three years as a principal in the Montgomery School District and two years as a principal in the Bowling Green School District. She began her teaching career as a middle school special education instructor and taught seven years in the Bowling Green School District. Megan Meier was named as the administrative intern of Westridge Elementary. For the past five years, she has served as a music teacher at Kehrs Mill Elementary.

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Spor t s Youth gymnastics Crestview Middle School’s Taylor Styer competed in the recent Junior Olympic National Championships in Portland, Ore. The eighth-grade gymnast came in fifth in rings, second in vault and 20th in the all-around competing against the best in the nation. Styer trains at the St. Louis Gym Centre in Webster Groves. Mike Filla is his coach. “Both Taylor and I were very proud of his performance,” Filla said. “ThroughTaylor Styer with coach Mike Filla out the season, he has transformed as a gymnast. He has become much more mentally tough and has learned how to handle the pressure of large competitions.” Gymnasts don’t take breaks. Styer is back working out. “Taylor will spend the summer months developing and learning new skills on all of the events that he will be able to use in his routines next season,” Filla said. “We look forward to great accomplishments from Taylor in the future.”

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High school boys track and field The CBC track and field team had good reason to celebrate finishing third at the recent Class 4 state meet in Jefferson City. It was the top 4 finish for the Cadets program since 1977.

Coach Brandon Tripp said his team did not limit itself going into the competition. “We felt as if we had as good a shot as anyone for first place,” Tripp said. “If we didn’t have the hiccups on the first day we would have had a pretty good opportunity at the title.” Senior Jamal Robinson won the 200-meter dash in 21.87 seconds. Robinson will

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run at Eastern Illinois University this fall. His time was not a school record. Robinson performed well in the race, Tripp said. So did his senior teammate Jonathan Parker, who finished seventh with a time of 22.34. “Jamal ran the race he has run all year long,” Tripp said. “He and teammate Jonathan Parker’s goals were to progress. They ran a 21.7 at districts, a 21.6 at sectionals and he was hoping for 21.5 at the state championship. A -2.4 headwind had a say so in the final time. “But overall they both finished well enough to stand on the podium as all state athletes.” The 1600 relay team won with a time of 3:16.12. Members of the relay are senior Bertrand Birdsall, Parker, junior Stephan Hickman and sophomore Jerrick Powell. “The 4x400 meter relay team did break the school record by 5 seconds,” Tripp said. “It was a very impressive race by all four young men.” The state meet ended a season to remember for the Cadets. “Our team did a fantastic job all year long,” Tripp said. “We had 36 personal best marks achieved. All six seniors are moving on to college athletics with four of them receiving athletic scholarships. We had six school records broken and six all-state athletes in six events. “I am extremely proud of all of my young men and grateful to my coaching team for doing an outstanding job in 2013.” Marquette junior Noah Kauppila won

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“Plus, I know that everyone who I’ll be playing with and against is just so talented. It really is quite an honor. I can’t wait to play in the all-star game.” Missouri’s seniors own the series so far, winning all three games, which were played in the afternoon in the past. Alan Benes will manage the Illinois team, and Chris Duncan will pilot the Missouri guys. Area high school coaches will serve as assistant coaches. They have not been named yet. The all-star game, skills challenge and home run derby are all free. The skills challenge and home run derby begin at 3:30 p.m., with the game to follow.

High school tennis The MICDS Rams are the Class 1 team champions. MICDS defeated John Burroughs 8-1 at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. MICDS lost just one match this spring. The lone setback was a 5-4 loss to eventual Class 2 team champion Rockhurst. The Rams defeated Logan-Rogersville 5-0 in the semifinals to earn a berth in the championship match. In Class 2, two teams battled for third place. CBC, in its first appearance in the state team tournament, won third by defeating Parkway Central 5-0. Eventual state champion Rockhurst defeated CBC 5-1 in the semifinals. Rock Bridge beat Parkway Central 5-1 in the other semifinal.

High school girls track and field The Eureka Wildcats finished fourth in the recent Class 4 girls state track and field meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City. Eureka coach Darrell Lewis said he was happy with how his girls performed.

“The girls ran really well at state,” Lewis said. “Our goal was to come home with a team trophy and the girls accomplished that goal.” The program finished second in 2004 and third in 2003. Last year, the Wildcats were fifth. The 3200 relay team won its race in 9 minutes, 12 seconds. Girls on the relay were junior Eilish Overby, senior Angie Sumner, senior Megan Cunningham and sophomore Hannah Long. “This was the second fastest time in school history so it’s not quite a school record,” Lewis said. “We knew going into the race that our relay would have to have to put together four good races. St. Teresa’s Academy was the defending state champ and Lafayette finished right behind us at sectionals, so we knew there would be other teams right there if someone had an off day.” Long also recorded two first-place finishes. She won the 1600-meter run in 4:49 and the 800-meter run in 2:11.06. They were Long’s first two state track first-place medals after finishing second on those two runs last year as a freshman. Lewis said Sumner also had a good state meet. “She was part of the winning 4x800 relay, finished second in the 3200 and sixth in the 1600,” Lewis said. “Junior Lexi Pesek had two good days in the 100 hurdles. She came into the meet not ranked to make the finals, but she was able to run fast enough to qualify. Her eighth-place finish earned the team a much-needed point and one point was the difference between fourth and fifth places.” Parkway North’s Amber Anderson was a Class 4 individual champion. She won the high jump with a leap of 5 feet, 6 inches. In Class 3, MICDS won first in the 1,600 relay with a time of 3:58.3.

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In first-round match, Merkel and Bell beat James Etheride and Matthew Gartland, of Logan-Rogersville, in straight sets at 6-0, 6-0. In the quarterfinals, they beat Sohil Baghat and Ben Abbas, of Barstow, 6-1, 6-2. In the semifinals, they played John Burroughs’ Nicholas Guo and Charlie Van Doren and scored a 7-5, 6-1 victory. “Through the semis, nothing felt close,” Talley said. Merkel and Bell faced a new foe in Burroughs’ Peters and Wong. “Before Bailey and Derek played the finals, we had a great team meeting,” Talley said. “In it, I shared with them that this could be a way to honor one another, their teammates, the school, me and the Lord. It is easy to try to build a name for ourselves or for our school – but ultimately, we want to try to bring honor to His name.” After that, Merkel and Bell were ready to go. “We had not played Peters and Wong this season; but our boys felt very confident,” Talley said. “They were very familiar with their opponents – and we had a good game plan going into the match.” Again, the Wildcats won in straight sets. This time, the scores were somewhat more competitive.

“We played very well,” Talley said. “We played with the right combination of aggressive and consistence. “They returned well and played solid from the baseline in general, but they also knew when to crash the net and how to control the middle. “And our boys stayed mentally tough as well. There were a few moments that could have been distracting, but Derek and Bailey stayed poised, positive and focused.” After the final point, the two celebrated. “They were both really happy,” Talley said. “Bailey is a pretty stoic guy who doesn’t throw around a whole lot of oncourt smiles but even he was smiling. “I was so pleased. Both of them have worked so hard over the years. This was a fun and tangible payoff for both of them.” It was a good sendoff for Talley as well. He is leaving Westminster for a new job and challenge on the West Coast. “I graduated from Westminster in 1993. I played tennis there all four years,” Talley said. “Then I came back to work at Westminster and I’ve been there teaching and coaching the boys and girls for 11 years. “I love Westminster, and I’m leaving on wonderful terms and with wonderful memories. But this year, a really neat school in California invited me to take an

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and lost the ball, he worked himself upfield to intercept the pass and then look for the open attackman. Jimmy Gunn’s finish was perfect. It was a huge play for us.” Sophomore Parker Cordova gave CBC a two-goal lead at 7-4 with less than 10 minutes to play. “Max hit Parker with a perfect 30-yard pass and Parker put it away for us,” Condon said. “Watching the film, SLUH’s goalie had an idea Parker was there as he tried to intercept the pass but, fortunately for us, missed it. “At that point there was some relief but there was too much time left in the game to feel really comfortable. You can never score enough or have enough goals as a cushion in the game of lacrosse. Goals can be scored so quickly in this sport.” SLUH scored its final goal with less than two minutes left. However, CBC was able to hold on to win. “The point of emphasis I had made during timeouts was don’t lose your composure and play within yourself and don’t try to carry the team on your shoulders,” Condon said. The Cadets did just that and celebrated. “There was disbelief that we really pulled it off,” Condon said. “We hadn’t beat SLUH since 2010. They were the reigning champions and when it was over, the boys went nuts. It was such a surreal finish.” Junior attackman Keeley was named Most Valuable Player. “Max is our offensive quarterback where everything goes through him,” Condon said. “He was guarded by SLUH’s Stephen Lordo, best on best, and it was a great matchup. Max was deserving of the honor as he had two goals and one assist but I’d make a very strong case for Riley McLean, our senior goalie. “Riley has been so consistent for us and it wasn’t any different during the championship game. He played his tail off for us and when it got tight toward the end of the game he made a key save against SLUH’s go-to guy Justin Mayfield. I am so proud of Riley.” The boys won it as a team, Condon said, and that’s the way it should be.


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Adulticiding (trucks spraying for adult mosquitoes) is not done on a regular schedule. Instead, the County decides by 6pm on Sundays where spraying will occur that evening. They analyze recent surveillance information (mosquito traps) and then spray where mosquitoes are worst. The County records a message on their hotline at 314-614-4BUG (615-4284) listing where they intend to spray that evening (or, occasionally, the following morning before sunrise). Residents may report mosquito problems by calling the County Health Department at (314) 727-3097 and the City of Ballwin Public Works Department a 636-227-9000

St. Louis County Health Department will again provide mosquito control services for the City of Ballwin. The County provides two distinct types of treatments: larviciding and adulticiding. Larviciding consists of applying mosquitocide products directly to standing water known to breed mosquitoes. Typical sites include creeks and swampy or low-lying areas. Larviciding is scheduled in advance and depends upon the weather. St. Louis County anticipates beginning larviciding in mid-April and fogging in May.

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As we approach the 4th of July holiday, the Ballwin Police Department would like to remind residents that the sale, use, display, manufacture, and possession of any type of fireworks within the City of Ballwin is explicitly prohibited by City Ordinance #17-57.

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The renovation of the Aldermanic Chambers/Courtroom at the Donald “Red” Loehr Police and Court Center began on May 16th. The work includes an acoustic rehabilitation of the room to correct the inadequate sound characteristics and the installation of modern video projection equipment for use during meetings of the Board of Aldermen, the Planning and Zoning Commission and during municipal court sessions. The renovations will also provide improved emergency egress and improved security and safety. The construction is being done by United Construction Company of St. Louis Inc. and the electronics installation is being done by TSI Technology Solutions LLC. Construction is expected to be completed in August

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Pros and cons of pacifier ‘cleansing’ Dentists are giving the thumbs-down to a study highlighting the immunological benefits babies receive when their parents suck on their pacifiers. According to “Pacifier Cleaning Practices and Risk of Allergy Development,” a study published in the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) June issue of Pediatrics, parents who “clean” their children’s pacifiers by sucking on them can be protecting those children from allergies. The study examined 184 infants for allergy symptoms and sensitization to food and airborne allergens and found that children whose parents sucked on their pacifiers to clean them had a reduced risk of get-

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Diabetes, hypertension and sleep apnea The American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM) is advising anyone with Type 2 diabetes or hypertension to be evaluated for sleep apnea by a board-certified sleep medicine physician. According to the Academy, overwhelming clinical evidence has shown that patients suffering from Type 2 diabetes and hypertension are at much higher risk for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), a dangerous condition characterized by episodes of complete or partial airway obstruction during sleep. Research has

shown also that treating sleep apnea can help in the management of the two disorders. “Type 2 diabetics and people with hypertension are much more likely to have obstructive sleep apnea than other people, and as a result should immediately discuss their risk for sleep apnea with a sleep specialist,” AASM President M. Safwan Badr, M.D., said. “Diagnosis and treatment of sleep apnea from a board-certified sleep medicine physician will promote improvement in these conditions, including improved insulin sensitivity, blood pressure and cholesterol.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), seven in 10 people with Type 2 diabetes have OSA, and the severity of the sleep disorder directly impacts diabetes symptoms; the more severe a diabetic’s untreated sleep apnea, the poorer their glucose control. A recent study from the University of Chicago shows that continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) treatment of sleep apnea may have as much of an effect as prescribed oral diabetes medications. Between 30 and 40 percent of adults with high blood pressure also have sleep apnea, and about 80 percent of patients that do not respond to hypertensive medications have sleep apnea. Seeking and adhering to sleep apnea treatment is a proven means of decreasing blood pressure, according to Badr. “Evidence shows that sleep apnea treatment lowers nighttime and daytime blood pressure, with the greatest improvement in patients seeking treatment for moderate to severe sleep apnea,” Badr said. “The higher your blood

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Pitching in for children’s health St. Louis Cardinal Chris Carpenter will serve as honorary chair of Mercy Health Foundation’s 10th annual Benefit for the Kids, an event that supports programs and services at Mercy Children’s Hospital. “Chris’ passion for children and willingness to contribute will help us commemorate 10 years of supporting kids in the St. Louis region,” Mercy Health Foundation Vice President Tanya Lieber said. The weeklong event will get underway on July 29 with a golf tournament Chris Carpenter, honorary chair of the th at Whitmoor Country Club and will con- 10 annual Benefit for the Kids of Mercy Children’s Hospital, took time with patients clude with a dinner auction on Aug. 2 at to toss the ball and demonstrate some the Ritz-Carlton. The fundraiser will also pitching techniques at Busch Stadium. include a co-worker trivia night and special activities for pediatric patients at the hospital. Over the years, Mercy’s Benefit for the Kids has raised more than $3.5 million to provide care for area children. To purchase tickets for the golf tournament or dinner auction, register for the trivia night, sponsor the event or donate an auction item, visit mercy.net/benefitforthekids, or call Mercy Health Foundation at (314) 251-1800. pressure, the greater your risk of suffering a heart attack or stroke. Reducing your blood pressure lowers your risk of cardiovascular disease and improves your overall health.”

Contact lens comfort Many people give up on wearing contact lenses because they find they are not comfortable, but a new study shows that a fairly simple switch often solves the problem. According to a study in the May issue of Optometry and Vision Science, the journal of the American Academy of Optometry, roughly half of contact lens users can expect to see an improvement in contact lens comfort when they try a different type of lens and/or a different lens care product.

Allergic to school? To keep hands and classrooms clean and also in deference to children with allergies, many teachers have switched to dustless chalk. Unfortunately, a recent study showed that dustless chalk may cause allergy and asthma symptoms in students who have a milk allergy. Casein, a milk protein, is one ingredient that often is used in low-powder chalk, and when kids who are allergic to milk inhale its particles, they can experience asthma attacks and other respiratory symptoms. “Chalks that are labeled as being anti-dust or dustless still release small particles into the air,” said lead study author Carlos Larramendi, M.D. “Our research has found when the particles are inhaled by children with milk allergy, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath can occur. Inhalation can also cause nasal congestion, sneezing and a runny nose.”

According to James Sublett, M.D., chairman of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology (ACAAI), milk proteins can be found also in glue, paper, ink and other children’s lunches. Sublett said parents should inform teachers of any triggers that might cause allergy problems for their children and share with teachers, coaches and a school nurse a plan for dealing with allergy and asthma emergencies. The study appeared in the May issue of Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology, the scientific journal of the ACAAI.

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What a paradox. In a relatively short time we’ve gone from a buyer’s market to almost a seller’s market. Today, more people are looking to purchase homes, but nationwide the number of homes for sale is 14 percent lower than it was a year ago. The shortage has caused the price of homes to increase. In St. Louis home prices jumped 3 percent between March and April. That’s not all bad. Rising home prices can help power the housing recovery by encouraging more homeowners to sell. At the same time, rising prices push buyers into making a decision before they go higher. Also driving buyers to act is the fact that mortgage interest rates have begun to inch slowly upward. Rates have risen half a percentage point since setting record lows last fall. That could push potential home buyers to seal a deal before rates rise further. “Secondary market rates have gone up slightly, but are changing every day,” explained Sue Crutchfield, senior vice president-loan administration for Meramec Valley Bank. “I think the market has seen the demand for refinancing slow, due partially because of the rate increase, but also we are finding that most people who qualified to refinance have already done so. “I do not think that the economy or the real estate market has stabilized to a point that you could say that it is a ‘seller’s market,’ but it appears to be trending in that direction. It is definitely something to watch going forward.” Here’s what’s new in new homes: Closeout price before next phase at Mill Crossing Condominiums In preparation for the release of the awaited next phase at Mill Crossing Condominiums in Creve Coeur, Bridgewater Communities Inc. is closing out its current offerings with one remaining move-in ready condominium. Priced at just $214,990 this new twobedroom, two-bath home comes with 9-foot ceilings, granite kitchen countertops, large bedrooms, gas fireplace, large balcony, jetted master tub with walk-in shower, storage, underground parking and more. Mill Crossing is conveniently located just off Olive Boulevard and near the new Hwy. 141 extension. The elevator-served, three-story buildings at Mill Crossing have storage rooms and secured, heated underground parking with ample additional sur-

face parking for residents. Homeowners enjoy a gated community with swimming pool, clubhouse, fitness center, sauna and business center. Call to schedule your tour today. For more information contact Sales Manager Jane Peacock at (636) 299-8444. Downsizing? Villas selling quickly at The Meadows of Wildwood In a community where people come to slow down and enjoy life, things are moving in a hurry. In just the past two months, a flurry of sales contracts have been written and only five homesites remain at The Meadows of Wildwood, a cozy 55-andbetter active retirement villa community just off Hwy. 109 and Hwy. 100. Recent pending sales include the new Cary Grant model on lot 5, reported sales manager Jo-Ann Tucker Kapp. “On lot 54 we have move-in ready model of the Frank Sinatra,” Kapp said. (All plans are named after Hollywood stars.) The Frank Sinatra homesite is the last with a view of Rockwood Reservation, but there are two lake homesites remaining. “We offer maintenance-free living and a great lifestyle,” Kapp said. “The community is growing fast! The clubhouse is always busy between the happy hours, tech classes, card games, bunco and donuts and coffee every Sunday from 8 a.m. to noon. The homeowners are busy and having lots of fun.” Call (636) 273-5300 for details or visit www.meadowsofwildwood.com. Payne Family Homes continues union cash program through June Because of the strong response by homebuyers, Payne Family Homes has extended its “Neighborhoods Built by Your Neighbors” union stimulus program through June 30. Eight local unions are contributing to the fund which allows for an average of $5,000 per home. The certificates are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis by the participating homebuilders. “Our local unions have made a big investment in getting people back to work,” said Ken Kruse, president of Payne Family Homes. “They have committed $1,150,000 in cash for use at closing to home buyers. That really says a lot.” The union contributions are based upon man hours by trade on an average St. Louis home. Depending on the price of the home purchased, Payne homebuyers can receive


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Consort Homes extends ‘Curb Appeal’ promotion through June New home shoppers have been flocking to Consort Homes communities in response to this spring’s “Curb Appeal” promotion, prompting the builder to extend the valuable incentive through the end of June. Bill Wannstedt, Consort’s director of operations, explained the success of the promotional package, saying, “The first thing you see on a house is the exterior. If your home has a great look, it gives you a tremendous sense of pride, not to mention enhancing the home’s value. “This concept has clearly been resonating with our customers.” Now available with any Consort Home purchased by June 30 in all 13 of the builder’s single-family neighborhoods, the Curb Appeal package includes – free of charge – an array of upgrades that add beauty and significant value-for-investment. Topping the list of deluxe features are high-quality architectural shingles; designer coach lights; fashionable carriage-style garage doors (or an equivalent upgrade if an alternate door style is preferred); a garage door opener; a patio with steps to grade; and a driveway extension that allows for easy access to vehicles parked on the pavement. Since attractive landscaping provides the finishing touch to any beautifully designed home, the Curb Appeal package also includes a yard tree, an assortment of shrubs and a stylish wrought-iron mailbox. In addition, a fully sodded yard – front, sides and rear – relieves homeowners of the “after-closing” expense and timeconsuming responsibility involved with installing the lawn. Valued up to $7,500, specifics of the offer vary depending on the community and home design selected. Base prices for single-family homes range from the $130s to $500s. Consort neighborhoods are located in St. Louis County, Jefferson County and St. Charles County. Details are posted online at ConsortCurbAppeal.com.

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Volunteers honored for serving seniors Two area volunteers recently were recognized for their service to the elderly. Ralph H. Thaman, Jr., of St. Louis County, has received a 2013 Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award, an honor highlighting the positive accomplishments Missouri’s senior citizens provide to their local communities. Thaman is the board chairman of the nonprofit St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System, an organization that brings retirement living options, homecare services, health and independence to thousands of area seniors. He volunteers about 20 hours each week, and for the past six years, Thaman has dedicated his life to enhancing the lives of area seniors through his work with St. Andrew’s. The Lieutenant Governor’s Senior Service Award recognizes adults aged 60 and older who volunteer at least 25 hours per year. There were 150 nominations for this year’s award and 35 award recipients statewide.

Alice Handelman is the recipient of the 2013 Honoree Award of the Women’s Auxiliary for the Jewish Aged (formerly The Auxiliary JCA), an honor celebrating her service to area seniors. An award-winning journalist and photographer, she served for 18 years as community relations director at the former Jewish Center for the Aged. “We are honoring Alice for her distinguished years of dedicated service to the JCA and the elderly in our community,” said Susan Harris, co-president of the Women’s Auxiliary. “Her expertise, achievement and caring she continually shared with our Auxiliary are immeasurable.” Gwendolyn Packnett, assistant vice chancellor for academic affairs at University of Missouri-St. Louis, said, “Alice’s dynamic leadership is a gift to witness.” Handelman is a past president of Women of Achievement, Press Club of Metropolitan St. Louis, and the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging Foundation.

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help a professional in their career,” Scannell said. protected as engineers. According to the Bureau of Labor She did say the job search has definitely changed Statistics, the job outlook for physicians and surgeons is expected to grow by 24 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster throughout the past few years. “In the legal market, there are fewer jobs, and I think that than the average for any other occupation. Is the risk of unemployment among college grads really students have to be more proactive – and earlier. But I do think that they can be very successful in their career search dependent on an individual’s major? Or are these tough times simply a reflection of the overall economy? and their job search.” She said the economic downturn in 2008 “had the most The value of making connections dramatic impact on the legal market, and the legal market Teresa Balestreri, director of career services at the Unihasn’t fully recovered.” However, she feels like the job versity of Missouri-St. Louis, said UMSL is definitely market is “picking up.” “Employers aren’t knocking on students’ doors, for most seeing more activity in terms of jobs and internship leads. “That is promising,” she said. “Phones aren’t ringing off of them,” Scannell said. “So it’s really a more concerted effort for (graduates) to find the job that’s the right fit for the hook, but it’s certainly going in that direction. 2013 better place than they them, but I think that in the end, in some ways, it may pay grads are going to be in a in 2011. off for those students who are willing to put in the work to were back “I think that gradumake that happen.” ates have found that As for the predicted job outlook in the next 10 years, it’s tougher to tap into the Scannell said. “I wish I had that crystal ball.” market, and it’s really not “It’s really hard to predict what exactly is going to a reflection of their skill happen,” she said. “I feel like lawyers serve an essensets or their credentials – tial role in so many areas, and law degrees are so it’s just a reflection of the incredibly useful, even if it’s not in the traditional practice economy,” Balestreri said. of law. So I feel like a lawyer’s role may be somewhat “For upcoming and recent redefined, and many employers might look to the skills grads, they need to target that lawyers provide to solve issues, whether that’s in tratheir search. Plan ahead. ditional roles or representing them as attorneys.” Gain experience.” The problem is not exclusive to law school. She said students Tyler said his plan is to keep applying for jobs and should take a “very see what he can find. targeted “If not, there’s always med school,” he joked. But according to the Economic Policy Institute, changing degrees might not help. According to the Institute, the March 2013 unemployment rate of 16.2 percent for workers under age 25 was slightly more than twice as high as the national average. Also, the National Association of Colleges and Employers said that employers in general would be hiring only 2.1 percent more college grads from the entire class of 2013 than they did in 2012 – that’s moving in the right direction but progress is slow. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce’s “Hard Times” report, recently graduated architects have Fewer lawyers, doctors and such the highest unemployment rate due The Law School Admission Council confirmed Tyler’s to a breakdown in construction and fear. According to the Council, the number of law school home-building industries. applications continues to drop, with applications down As for graduates in the engineering 18.8 percent from 2012. field, however, the National Science Given the situation, a lot of law schools are shrinking Foundation said there is only a 2-percent their class sizes, but Kati Scannell, assistant dean of career unemployment rate overall, and according services at Washington University School of Law, said it to the National Association of Colleges and is a “great time” to attend law school because there will Employers, technical majors top the list of highbe less competition and more personalized attention in the est paid majors, which included engineering majors. classroom. Still, unemployment varies across the board among “I think you learn skill sets in law school that are appli- various types of engineers. cable to so many resources, so a law degree can always Doctors, at least in some specialities, may be as

By SARAH WILSON swilson@newsmagazinenetwork.com People are five times more employable if they are already employed, according to David Hults, a nationally known career coach and speaker based in St. Louis. But what happens when you are recently graduated with a degree in a top-tier profession, have little experience, mounting debt – and are unable to find a job in the first place? That’s the status of a growing number of recent graduates. To top it off, for the first time ever, Americans owe more debt on student loans than on credit cards. Musician Ed Bruce in the 1970s sang, “Mamas, don’t let your babies grow up to be cowboys. … Let ‘em be doctors and lawyers and such.” But he might have changed his mind if he saw what the future looked like. In the past, if you had a law degree, especially one from a prestigious law school, you were set. Now, that is not necessarily the case, with more recent graduates struggling to find work. According to the American Bar Association Journal in March, nearly half of all law school graduates have full-term, permanent jobs. The old adage, “Is the glass half-full or half-empty” comes to mind. It depends on who you ask. West Newsmagazine asked new grads and while they had a lot to say all were wary of going on record for fear that their comments might negatively impact their job search. Justin Tyler (not his real name) graduated in May from Washington University in St. Louis’ Law School and earned double majors in his undergrad. He also earned full tuition through a private scholarship and is taking the Missouri Bar this summer. Yet, he has no job lined up. “I haven’t taken the Bar yet, so I’m not that worried – at least not yet, and I’m definitely not the only one looking,” Tyler said. “But it’s been tougher than I ever thought it would be to find work. I always thought it would be easy.” Far from it. For roughly the past three months Tyler has applied for a few jobs each week – and not exclusively in St. Louis or even Missouri. As hard as it is to find a job in the city in which you live, it is even harder to find a job elsewhere. Tyler said plenty of his classmates are going through the same thing, and only a few of his friends have gotten a job even mildly related to their field. “It’s really a testament to the industry, and I am worried to see what will happen with lawyers in the future. But looking back, I’m glad I got a law degree and that I’m finished with school finally,” he said.


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approach.” “If they’re too broad, their resumes won’t make the cut. Putting together a degree program in relation to your interests, your skills and your values is the best approach to your degree.” She also said going directly into a master’s program “just for the sake of getting a master’s degree isn’t necessarily the best way to do it. They need to be focused before they spend the time, money and energy.” Balestreri said she tells graduates, “Look inward first, and then know your job market.” She also highly recommended an internship or work experience that shows the potential employer a student has more than just theoretical knowledge. “Theoretical knowledge is not going to get you a job,” Balestreri said. “You’ve got to have the practical life and work experiences.” Tyler also said he has learned that having an internship or networking seems to be the area to focus on. And Scannell confirmed the importance of being effective at building relationships. “That effort early and throughout their school career is an incredibly effective way to lead to that first job,” Scannell said. Echoing the advice of his peers, Hults stressed that word of mouth is really important. He offered an example of how networking works. “‘You should talk to Jane because she worked for me for three months during the summer. She’s really good,’” he said. “You need somebody that can stand before the decision maker and say, ‘I can vouch for their work.’” Hults said the best advice he can give to graduates is to “talk to people in the shoe you think you want to wear to see if it really fits you.” “It’s not so much what you have on the resume; it’s how you use it,” Hults said. “I always tell my clients, ‘You go first. The resume follows.’ That way, you can explain what you’re about and what your focus is and where you want to go. You’re not letting your resume be the only thing they see first.” Hults also said to always submit a cover letter to an employer “because you don’t know who’s going to read it.” “Cover letters are meant to be short and to the point,” he said. “Then be sure you take responsibility for the follow-up. ‘I hope to hear from you’ is not the way to go.” He said a one-page resume is perfectly acceptable for a young college student just starting out. Once you start having worker experience, then two pages become very acceptable. Whether you are a college student or a seasoned professional, he said everybody that goes through the job hunt needs a methodology. “There’s a process they need to follow,” Hults said. “Throwing mud on the wall to

see if it sticks is not a good methodology to use. So I’m a big believer that your actions should result in some sort of benefit.” He said every action should yield something else. “If it’s not, then the strategy or methodology is wrong,” Hults said. “Every individual needs that. There are a lot of people who are just winging it, and winging it in this market is dangerous; it’ll take you a long time to get to where you need to go.” Hope on the horizon Scannell said she is seeing more activity in top-tier professions. “I don’t know that it’s an overwhelming amount. It’s no avalanche; no flood gates have opened, but it’s getting better,” she said. According to the Georgetown University Center on Education and Workforce’s “Hard Times” report, education, health care, business and professional services have the most stable employers for recent college graduates. Hults said, “A lot of senior service stuff is huge, also. So that’s not going away. Health care is not going to go away. It’s going to definitely move forward. The finance side of things, that’s hard to tell where that’s going to go but you can count on the need.” For the future of their professions, that’s exactly what college grads and students are doing – counting on the need.

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Com mu n it y Event s ART An opening reception for the “Wartime Escape” exhibit is from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 5 at The Gallery at Chesterfield Arts. Based in part on the publication, “The Journey that Saved Curious George,” the exhibit chronicles the journey of Margret and H.A. Rey as they fled Paris in 1940 and was organized by the Institute for Holocaust Education in Omaha, Neb. Call 519-1955, or visit chesterfieldarts.org.

BENEFITS The Rotary Club of West County is selling 2013 scholarship raffle tickets to provide five $1,000 scholarships to seniors from Eureka, Lafayette, Marquette, Parkway South and Valley Park high schools. Great prizes, including a framed, signed picture of Stan Musial and Red Schoendienst; Blues, Billikens, and Cardinals ticket packages; and gift certificates to fine area restaurants are featured. Tickets are $10 each/12 for $100 and can be purchased online at westcountyrotary.org. ••• A golf scramble to benefit BackStoppers is at 12:15 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at Ballwin Golf Course. A putting contest is from 11 a.m.-noon. The fee is $75 per person/$300 per foursome and includes lunch, dinner, greens fees, cart, non-alcoholic beverages and attendance prizes. To register or sponsor a hole, contact Officer Shaun Doerr at sdoerr@ballwin.mo.us or 207-2318. ••• The Endangered Wolf Center Grand Reopening Wine & Cheese Howl is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at the Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road in Eureka. The event kicks off a season of summer evening events and includes an acoustic guitar performance by Matt Garvey, wines served by the White Mule Winery and an assortment of meats and cheeses. Admission is $22 per adult, age 21 and older ($20 for members). Call 938-5900. •••

The ABC Sale, a huge annual garage sale, is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 (early bird sale with $5 admission from 7-8 a.m. on Friday) at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 601 Claymont Drive in Ballwin. Furniture, clothing, housewares and more are sold. Call 394-2233 for more information.

FAMILY AND KIDS Serengeti Steve of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” presents a reptile experience at 2 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at the St. Louis County Library’s Daniel Boone Branch in Ellisville. The experienced handler brings interesting specimens for a hands-on experience. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit slcl.org. ••• “The Lorax” is the Chesterfield Summer Movie Series feature from 8-9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Fixed seating and lawn seating are available. Guests may bring refreshments (no glass containers), and the concession stand will be open. Call 537-4000, or visit chesterfieldamphitheater.com. ••• The Eureka Parks and Recreation Department hosts a family camp out from 6 p.m. on Friday, June 14 through 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Drewel Park. Families should bring a tent, chairs, sleeping bags and drinks; glass bottles and animals are not permitted. Games, hot dogs and snacks, and breakfast on Saturday are provided. The cost is $10 per person/$30 for a family of four. To register, call 938-6775, or email parks@eureka.mo.us. ••• The city of Eureka hosts Fly Fishing 101 from 9-10 a.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Drewel Park. Tony Mughal, fly fishing aficionado, shares his knowledge, and equipment is available to give participants some hands-on experience. Admission is free, but registration is required. Call 938-6775, or email parks@eureka.mo.us. •••

The Humane Society of Missouri hosts a Wagon Day from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Longmeadow Rescue Ranch, 480 Joseph Road in Union. Activities at the free event include wagon rides, tours of the ranch and a chance to meet its rehabilitated farm animals. Guests are invited to bring a picnic lunch but to leave personal pets at home. Visit longmeadowrescueranch.org. ••• The city of Ballwin hosts a Twilight Swim from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at North Pointe Aquatic Center, 335 Holloway Road. Swimming under the stars, a duck race and other activities are featured. Admission is $4 for residents, $5 for nonresidents and free to those with a North Pointe pass. Visit ballwin.mo.us, or call Adam Peper at 207-2327. ••• Kids Books Into Movies features “How to Train Your Dragon” at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 17 at the Samuel C. Sachs Branch of the St. Louis County Library. Kids read the book, then meet at the library to watch the movie. The program is recommended for children ages 7-12. Copies of the book are available at the branch. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit slcl.org. ••• The Magic House presents Big Science at 2 p.m. on Monday June 17 at the Grand Glaize branch of the St. Louis County Library. A miniature hot air balloon, gravity-defying water, shrinking chip bags and more experiments are in store. The event is recommended for children ages 6-11. Registration is required. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit slcl.org. ••• Summer Connection is from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 19 at Living Word Church, 17315 Manchester Road in Wildwood. The entire family is invited to bring lawn chairs and blankets and enjoy a cookout and games. Visit livingwordumc.org. ••• The city of Manchester hosts Snores & S’mores at 5 p.m. (tent set-up begins) on Friday, June 21 at Paul A. Schroeder Park. Activities start at 6:30 p.m. and include field games, a craft, campfire dinner, s’mores, a showing of “The Lorax” and

camping overnight on the ball field at the park. Breakfast is served from 7-8 a.m. on June 22. Participants must bring their own tents and camping supplies. Admission is $8 per adult, $6 for children ages 4-12 and free for children age 3 and younger. Visit manchestermo.gov, or call 391-6326. ••• The city of Manchester hosts Luau at the Pool from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at the Manchester Aquatic Center. Contests and games are featured. Guests may use their pool passes for entry; the 5 p.m. rates apply for those without a pass. Visit manchestermo.gov, or call 391-6326. ••• The city of Manchester hosts Movie in the Park: “The Lorax” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 21 at Paul A. Schroeder Park. Admission is free. Visit manchestermo. gov, or call 391-6326. ••• The city of Town & Country hosts Fire & Ice from 6:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, June 22 at Town & Country Crossing. Live music and fireworks are featured. Visit town-and-country.org. ••• The Eureka Parks and Recreation department hosts a free showing of “Madagascar 3” at 8:45 p.m. (activities begin at 7:45 p.m.) on Friday, June 28 on the Eureka City Hall lawn. Free popcorn and lemonade are served while supplies last. Call 938-6775, or email parks@eureka.mo.us.

LIVE PERFORMANCES The city of Ballwin presents Gary Sluhan and The Strange Birds from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12 at New Ballwin Park. Admission is free. Visit ballwin. mo.us, or call 227-8580. ••• The city of Ellisville presents a free concert by Dr. Zhivegas from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 13 at Bluebird Park. Guests should bring their own seating; no glass bottles are permitted. Visit ellisville.mo.us, or call 227-9660. ••• The city of Des Peres presents a concert by Mirage from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, June 14 at Des Peres Park. Boy Scouts will


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Library. The Parents’ Choice Award-winning musician performs across the country with educational and empowering messages for audiences of all ages. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit slcl.org. ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a performance by Spectrum from 7-9 p.m. (park opens at 5:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, June 25 at Faust Park. Refreshments and candy are available for purchase; food trucks are on site with offerings from area restaurants. Visit chesterfieldmochamber.com.

SPECIAL INTEREST GriefShare, a weekly seminar/support group for people grieving the death of someone close, is from 4-6 p.m. on Sundays through July 14 at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 13765 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield. Each free meeting is selfcontained, so participants may start at any time. To register, call Lori George at (314) 469-2224, or visit griefshare.org. ••• West County Swing Dance Club meets from 8-10:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Moolah Shrine Center, 12545 Fee Fee Road. The not-for-profit social group hosts more than 350 dancers each week and offers basic to advanced swing dance lessons before the dance at 7 p.m. Visit wcsdc.com for more information. ••• A Louis Srote book-signing event is at 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 15 at Barnes & Noble, 1600 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield. Srote, a resident of Wildwood, signs copies of his book, “The Disintegration of the Constitution: From an Average American’s Perspective.” Call 536-9636. ••• Historian Esley Hamilton presents “The History of St. Louis County Parks” at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, June 18 at the Grand Glaize Branch of the St. Louis County Library. He tells of how the system grew from two parks in 1950 to where it is today, using pictures from his recent book with NiNi Harris, “St. Louis Parks.” Registration is required. Call (314) 994-3300 or visit slcl.org. ••• Women N Faith, a Christian women’s group, meets from 9:30-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, July 20 at the St. Louis County Library’s Samuel C. Sachs branch in Chesterfield. Women from Wildwood, Fenton, Ellisville, Ladue and other areas enjoy time for sharing and building friendships. No child care is provided. Email rkerstetter1@ yahoo.com to reserve a seat.

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Adults $16.99 • Children $7.99 3 & under FREE

Or

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Valid for one Catering Order only. Not valid with other offers. Expires 7/23/13.

Father’s

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505 Strecker Rd.

Corner of Clayton & Strecker in Wildwood

Cafe

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Classic American Cuisine Ole’ Fashioned Service

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(314) 378-6623

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

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314.836.6400

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WestWing Renovation LLC Exterior Home Powerwashing!!! Deck and Fence Refinishing Rainbow Playsystem Refinishing Retaining Walls and More! Up To $100 OFF!! 314-448-8409/314-448-6608 Schedule Before 7-8-2013

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Room Additions • Kitchens Finished Basements Design / Build www.hinchcontracting.net

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Powerwashing & Sealing

Custom Lamps made from Your Favorite Possessions

Window Washing • Painting Gutter Guards • Gutter Cleaning Wallpaper Removal • Tree/Shrub Pruning

Custom Woodworking • Bars • Bookshelves Mantels • Doors • Stairs • Media Kitchens • Basements • Baths

Insured • Senior Discounts

A Modern Old Time Lighting Store

Creve Coeur • 1265 N. Warson Rd. • 314-432-0086 www.TheBlodgettLighthouse.com

D-K Electric Residential- Commercial

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Kitchen/Baths/Room Addition

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314-606-8160

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Insured • Bonded • 12 Years Experience

Steve’s Top Gunn Deck/Home Improvement • 636-466-3956

call steve @ 636-466-3956 Landscape Contractors

Deck Restoration Co.

∙ Power Wash ∙ Stain and Seal ∙ Mold & Mildew Removal ∙ Deck Repair Cleaning Fences, Concrete , Vinyl Siding & Patios Free Estimates ∙ Over 18 years experience

BERRY CONSTRUCTION STORM REPAIR

“Your Neighbor in the Roofing Business”

Siding • Roofing • Gutters Locally Owned and Operated Since 1997

WE ALSO RESTORE POOL DECKS! Senior Discounts!

636-294-ROOF (7663) D R IVEWAYS PATI O S & M O R E

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P ro fe s s i o n a l Wo rk m a n s h ip Decorative Coatings

Call Mike Today! 636-459-9076 www.JimNeedyConstruction.com

Salesperson:

• All Painting • WallpaperProof: Removal

HanDYMan

Driveways • Patios • Walkways Broom • Exposed • Stamped

(636) 458-3809

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Is Your Crack Showing?

17322 Manchester Road

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Call for your free inspection and estimate today!

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Furniture & Decorating Co., Inc

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New Service • Repair • Remodel

Family Owned & Operated Since 1982!

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

DUSTIN HANN 636-484-2967

handyman

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Seabaugh Since 1930 Upholstering, Repairing and Refinishing

Master Carpenter #1557 Custom Contractor/Builder

Client: Gutters

Call Chris 636-349-3231 or cell 314-620-6677

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For a list of our products & services visit www.back9irrigation.com

F inish & Trim C arpentry C o . Roy Kinder

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At Back Nine Irrigation we specialize in residential/commercial irrigation, landscape lighting & drainage solutions.

Driveways • Patios • Sidewalks • Porches Steps • Garage Floors • Repair Work Exposed Aggregate • Stamped Concrete Family Owned • Insured • Since 1963

FREE Estimates 314-849-7520

Professional Landscape Design and Installation Paver Patios • Retaining Walls Water Features • Plantings Landscape Lighting and Repair Update Existing Landscapes Call for Free Design Consultation and Estimates

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affordable accounting, Tax, Payroll & Guidance Solutions

Call Tom at 314-448-4264

www.tomdunncpa.com

Assisted Care M.B.W. & J.W.S. Nursing Home Skill & In-Home Care. in-Home Care costs cut in half for elderly and youn (child care with disabilities). We dO iT aLL. ask How. Licensed. St. Louis City and West County area. Call 636-527-0389.

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Cedar Restoration

AFFORDABLE Name Brand Luxury Carpet,

Patrick Interior Finish LLC: Specializing in interior home remodeling, carpentry, drywall, taping & painting, tile & hrdwd. flooring. Over 25 years experience. NO Pay TiL JOB COMPLeTe! Honest day's Work for Honest day's Pay. References available. Licensed & Bonded. Call Patrick at 314-415-0377.

Homes Decks & Fences Pressure Washing • Stripping Caulking • Board Replacement Staining • Sealing Power Wash Solutions, LLC

Marie Moody CNa in-Home Cleaning Service - specialize in home cleaning and nurse's aid assistance. experienced and certified - 10 years. West county area. Call Marie at 314-749-9715.

636-675-1850 cedarrestoration.net FREE ESTIMATES

Call Ellen

KC MaId SERvICE - Trustworthy and affordable. One person cleaning company. Bonded and insured. Serving residential and commercial. Weekly and Bi-weekly. apt. $70.00, Houses $80.00-$105.00. Call Kasie @ 314-799-5066.

314-426-3838

Classifieds

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Family Owned & Operated

Computer Services

Line ad: 8 lines of text, approximately 30-35 words in this size type. West Newsmagazine is direct-mailed to 68,000+ homes in St. Louis County and Mid Rivers Newsmagazine is direct-mailed to 62,000+ homes in St. Charles County. Call 636-591-0010.

Beef For Sale Grass-Fed

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- USDA Inspected Coldspring Farm near Hannibal, MO

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or email: idmo@aol.com

Business for Sale

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The Bakery Shoppe Busy Intersection in O'Fallon, MO All Equip. in EXCELLENT condition All serious offers considered

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

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Spyware •Adware •Virus Removal •Hardware •Software Upgrades

$30 diagnostic charge only for first ½ hour Day, Evening and Weekend appointments available per inch

what a deal! LiNe ad: 8 lines of your message or approximately 30-35 words in this size type and format. affordable rate per issue - no extra charges. Call Classifieds today at 636-591-0010.

Entertainment dJ Wildhorse - Professional and Complete audio & Lighting Service for bands and artists for inside and outside events. dJ for Latin & american music for parties. Call 314.280.2779.

Foundations

Concrete Hamlett Concrete - We specialize in all your Flatwork Needs - driveway, Garage, Basement Floors, Sidewalk and Patios. New and Replacement. Licensed, insured, Bonded. Over 50 years experience. FRee estimates. Call 314-651-4059.

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We bring the SHOWROOM to YOU! Have our own Installers

314-994-1012

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

(314) 892-1003 Wood FLooR REFINISHING: add instant equity to your home. Professional Floors of St. Louis' 32 year old fully insured company serving entire metro community. Sanding, r e f i n i s h i n g, r e p a i r s, n e w installation, most manufacturers available. Free estimates 314843-4348, profloorstl.com.

Next DeaDliNe:

June 20 Call

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

30

10 OFF Already Priced Below Retail

for JUNE 26 issUE

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

For only $

Commercial Carpet, Laminate & Wood

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

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636.591.0010 For Sale two Crate Speaker Cabinets: PSM12, 12"x2", 250 Watt - $210 each (half of regular price). Crate Pa Mixer: PM822, 10 channel, Pa head, 270 x 3 Watts - $325 (half of regular price). Call 636-2305947.

Garage Doors dSI/door Solutions, Inc. Garage door, electric Openers. Fast Repairs. all makes and models. Same day service. Free estimates. Custom wood and Steel doors. BBB Member, angie's List. Call 314-550-4071.

Classifieds

636.591.0010 Grass Cutting GRaSS CUttING - starting at $20. Call Mike at 636-795-1085.

Delivers to

68,000

mailboxes Hauling

J & J HAULING

WE HAUL IT ALL Service 7 days. Debris, furniture, appliances, household trash, yard debris, railroad ties, fencing, decks. Garage & Basement Clean-up Neat, courteous, affordable rates. Call: 636-379-8062 or email: jandjhaul@aol.com Skips hauling & Demolition! Junk hauling and removal. all type clean-outs. appliances, furniture, debris, construction rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! 10, 15 and 20 cubic yd. rolloff dumpsters. Licensed and fully insured. affordable, dependable and available! ViSa/ MC accepted. 21 yrs. service. Toll Free 1-888-STL-JUNK (888-7855865) or 314-644-1948.

What’s for Sale? Car ■ Boat ■ Furniture ■

Call Ellen in

Classifieds 636.591.0010 Help Wanted Inside Sales: PT person to set appointments for professional market. accounting knowledge helpful. experience in cold calling very helpful. excellent pay. ellisville. 636-271-9190.

Total Bathroom Remodeling Cabinetry•Plumbing•Electrical 20 Years Experience JS HoME SERvICE

26+ years experience Handyman • Carpenter • Electrical Plumbing • Drywall • Painting Bsmt Remodels • Wood Decks/Repairs Landscaping • Mulching Home Repairs - Big or Small Call James at 314-420-3562

DIRT CHEAP POWER WASH Ranch Homes Power Washed For The Dirt Cheap Price Of $95.00! Complete Deck Restoration Too! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Call Mike For Your Free Bid Today!

314.378.9064 West County Owner/Operator

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

(636) 227-1173 all around Construction LLC - all interior and exterior remodeling and repairs. Historic restoration, molding duplication. Finishwed basements, kitchens, baths and decks. Liability, workmens comp, and ePa certified in lead removal. 20 years exp. Call 314-393-1102 or 636-237-3246.

Handyman Corner Inc. Reliable Home Repair PLUMBING • ELECTRICAL CARPENTRY

30 yrs. Experience • Estimates

(636) 230-3588 CELL: (314) 799-4334

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SPeciALiZe in DAmAge cOnTrOL: Expert CAULKING APPLICATION/ PRODUCT KNOWLEDGE for showers, tubs, windows, doors and trim. STOP the LEAKS and DAMAGE. Also Carpentry & Deck Repair. - Call John Hancock today! 636-7952627.

LUIS GODINA

Prof. Lawn Mowing & Maintenance

CLEAN-UP! Trim Bushes • Sodding Retaining Walls

1 cut FREE w/1 yr. contract

314-365-7524

PeDrO mArTineZ LAnDScAPing

A Cut Above! Year round Lawn Maintenance, aeration, power raking, leaf/bush/tree removal, Spring Cleanup. Mowing, mulching, bush/tree trimming, edging, retaining walls, drainage work, patios, fence installation/repair and more. 636-237-5160.

grASS cUTTing - starting at $20. Call Mike at 636-795-1085.

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

M I E N E R LANDSCAPING

Re t aining walls, patios, pruning, chainsaw work, seasonal clean-up. Friendly service with attention to detail.

314.941.1851

Oak Mulch

Serving West County

Since 1989

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MISSOURI LANDSCAPE

cu. yds. cu. yds.

314-849-5387

Painting Jim's Paint & Trim Service Interior & Exterior painting, crown and decorative moulding, wallpaper removal, texturing, drywall and rotten wood repair. 30+ years experience. Free estimates. Call 636-778-9013.

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PAinting Cedar Staining • Powerwashing

AerATing $50 DeThATching $95

636-391-6905

(raking/bagging extra)

Seeding • Fertilizing

Lawn cutting $25

~ Free Estimates ~

Landscaping cleanup! Weeding • Mulching Tree/Bush Trimming & Removal Leaf removal Free eSTimATeS

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I BUY homes all cash - as-Is $

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ANYTHING IN PLUMBING - Good Prices! Basement bathrooms, small repairs & code violations repaired. Fast Service. Certified, licensed plumber - not a handyman. Call or text anytime: 314-409-5051.

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763 Bellerive Manor Creve Coeur • $425,000

314-591-0009

Plumbing

Residential & Commercial Interior & Exterior Painting Drywall, Plaster & Stucco Repair Powerwashing & Deck Staining

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Wanted To Buy. Baseball Cards, Sports Cards, Cardinals Souvenirs and Memorabilia. Pre-1975 Only. Private Collector. 314-3021785.

Wedding Services

Anytime... Anywhere...

It doesn't cost to find out how much you can get. must ask for

Piano

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Tree Service

Fully Insured • Free Estimates

Ask about discounts for rescues!

PIANO LESSONS. Experienced piano teacher now accepting new students. All ages accepted, you're never too old to enjoy learning music! Lessons given in my Creve Coeur home. References available. Call Sofia at 314750-4094.

636-391-6905

Tree & Brush Removal • Pruning • Dead-Wooding Deep Root Fertilization • Stump Grinding • Cabling Storm Clean-Up • Plant Healthcare

Convenient

Reasonable rates • Free consultation All services available Keep your pets stress-free at home - great for older dogs

Tuckpointing • Leafgard • Repairs

Residential • Commercial Complete Tree Service

OPEN June 23 • 2-4pm

Dog Grooming

Full service grooming in your home...

Roofing

& gutteRs

Real Estate

Pet Services

Fully Insured • Free Estimates • Residential & Commercial

Licensed Landscape Architect/Designer

DAN VOLLMER PAINTER

636.591.0010

delivered & spread

Retaining Wall Specialist

Specialize in 1-Time Clean-Up Retaining Walls • Sodding Island or Bed Designs Install Drainage Systems

May the Sacred Heart of Jesus be adored, glorified, loved and preserved throughout the world now and forever. Sacred Heart of Jesus, pray for us. St. Jude, Worker of Miracles, pray for us. St. Jude, Help of the Hopeless, pray for us. Say prayer nine times a day; by the 8th day prayer will be answered. Say it for nine days. Then publish. Your prayers will be answered. It has never been known to fail. Thank you, St. Jude. EL for PL

(636) 265-0739

$465 $750

314-808-3330

Concrete & Paver Flat Work Hardscaping Angie's List

Roofing

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ADD CURB APPEAL

Prayer

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KEVIN'S PAINT SERVICE. Professional & Expert interior/ exterior painting, drywall & ceiling repair, and powerwashing. 28 years painting experience. Low rates and Free Estimates. Call Kevin at 636-322-9784.

636-938-1188

Open 9-5 Mon-Sat.

(12'x12' Walls 3 Room Minimum)

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SCHEDULE NOW for Early Spring Rush

FOR 35 YEARS Exterior Painting

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ESTIMATES

Spring Cleanup • Mulching Mowing • Edging • Planting Turf Maintenance • Sodding Seeding • Weeding • Pruning Trimming • Bed Maintenance Dethatching • Brush Removal Leaf & Gumball Cleanup Retaining Walls • Paver Patios Drainage Solutions

Fully Insured • References

NO Spraying or Rolling/Mess! www.cedarbeautiful.com

$75 Per Average Room Size

Mulch

Remove Small Trees & Bushes

Complete Lawn Maintenence for Residential & Commercial

314-852-5467

INTERIOR SPECIAL 2012

Lawn Maintenance • Fertilizing Mulch • Retaining Walls Landscape Design/Installation

C a l l T o m 636.938.9874 MORALES LANDSCAPE LLC. Clean-Up, Mowing, Mulching, Aeration, Trimming, Edging, Weeding, Leaf/Tree Removal, Sod Installation, Planting, Retaining Walls, Paver Patio, Stone & Brick work, Drainage work! FREE ESTIMATES. 636-346-6923 or moraleslandscape@hotmail. com.

BRUSH ONLY

Call Gary 314-805-7005

mAchine LAnDScAPe: Mulch - Now hauling bulk quantities for you to spread. Tree Removal, Gravel Application, Retaining Walls, Leaf Removal, Clean-up. Call Elijah for reliable service and more details at 314-437-7924.

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

Serving St. Louis County Since 1978

BY

25 years Experience Fully Insured • Owner/Operator

636-394-1309

Retaining Walls • PaveR Patios Mulch • MoWing • clean-uP

All Around Landscape Design & Installation COMMERCIAL • RESIDENTIAL

RECYCLE PAINT and HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS Must be in original container with the label intact. We charge a fee of 25¢ a pound, can and all. EarthboundRecycling.com

Interior/Exterior • Wallpaper Dry Wall • Crown Molding & Trim

Aerating • Seeding • Fertilizing Programs

314-280-2779

DECK STAINING

Gary smith

Landscaping

2 FREE CUTS

Recycling

PaintinG & RePaiR

YONS LAWN SERVICE LGrass Cutting • Mulching • Stump Removal

with1 yR. CONTRACT Free Estimate

Painting

Marriage Ceremonies

lyndon anderson

314-496-5822

Renewal of Vows Baptisms

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(314) 703-7456 Window Washing Firefighter - Windows Are Us. Detailed window washing Quality workmanship. Call for estimate. Insured/Bonded. References available. 636-203-5880. WindowsAreUsSTL@yahoo.com. View us at WindowsAreUsSTL. com.

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277 PENNINGTON LANE CLARKSON VALLEY - Located in Forest Hill CC, this beauty backs to the #7 Tee. 1.5 story, 4+BR and 4.5ba. $649,900

1633 MISTY HOLLOW COURT WILDWOOD - Impressive 1.5 sty on quiet cul-de-sac. 5BR, 4F/2H ba-3 car side entry garage, 2sty entry/GR. $599,000

3876 THUNDERBOLT LANE WILDWOOD - One of a kind ranch on 3.5 breathtaking acres! Vaulted ceilings, wd flrs, FP, stunning kitchen. $425,000

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311 HIGHLAND GLEN COURT BALLWIN - Fabulous 4BR/2.5ba, 2 sty on premium cul-de-sac lot in desirable Arbor Glen subdivision. $335,000

500 BLACK CANYON DRIVE WILDWOOD - Great curb appeal on this 2 sty home. 4BR & 2.5ba and a 2 c side entry gar. Freshly painted. $319,900

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1269 RED OAK PLANTATION Ballwin - Open & vaulted ranch. Mstr suite w/large full ba, walk-in closet. 2 more BR, full ba. $239,900

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

Residential 810 WEATHERVANE CT (BALLWIN) Updated ranch with 3BR, 2 full ba and a 2 car gar. Updated kitch/baths. $185,000 444 ORCHARD AVE ( BALLWIN) Great location! 2BR, 2ba, 2 car attached and 2 car oversized detached garage. $152,900 927 BELLESTRI (BALLWIN) 3BR, 2.5ba split level being sold in current condition. Parkway Schools. $152,750 1320 WESTCHESTER MANOR LN (CHESTERFIELD) Lovely custom 1.5sty w/in-ground pool & hot tub! $1,100,000 16944 RIVERDALE DR (CHESTERFIELD) Magnificent custom 1.5 sty on wonderful lot. Extensive millwork. $999,900 16655 ANNA'S WAY CT (CHESTERFIELD) Classic 2 sty on one of the best lots in West County. 2 acres. $799,000 13 CHESTERFIELD LAKES (CHESTERFIELD) Architecutural masterpiece on 3 gorgeous lakekefront acres. $725,000 1600 BAXTER FOREST RIDGE CT (CHESTERFIELD) Charming atrium ranch on quiet cul-de-sac. $464,900 14304 SPYGLASS RIDGE (CHESTERFIELD) Stunning villa in gated community. Open floor plan, tall ceilings. $425,000 2404 BAXTON WAY (CHESTERFIELD) Fantastic villa. 2BR on the main level, vaulted great room, fin W/O LL. $269,900 2408 BROADMONT DR (CHESTERFIELD) Lovely 1.5 story townhouse. GR w/fireplc & vaulted ceiling. Separate DR. $249,900 15615 QUAIL MEADOWS DR #A (CHESTERFIELD) Completely updated 2BR, 1.5ba townhouse. $165,000

515 OAKTREE CROSSING BALLWIN Great room style ranch, 3BR, 2ba, updates, deck, 2 car garage. Pkwy South. 1500 sf. $195,000

1997 RULE AVENUE MARYLAND HEIGHTS - Location near hwys, airport & Creve Couer Park. 4BR/3 full ba home. LR, DR, fam rm, FP. $234,900

11 CROWNHILL LN (CLARKSON VALLEY) Exceptional ranch backing to golf course and lake. $475,000 1579 TERRA VISTA (CREVE COEUR) Attached villa waiting for you to complete. Upgraded fixtures, wood flrs. $320,000 1626 BENTSHIRE CT (ELLISVILLE) Amazing cust 1.5 sty on gorgeous landscaped lot. Incredible kitchen. $829,500 15963 CYPRESS TRACE (ELLISVILLE) Completely updated 1.5 story. Newer kitchen, newer baths. $395,000 1237 FAIRVIEW DR (ELLISVILLE) 3BR ranch w/breezeway/sunroom & garage on large lot. Updated kitchen. $135,000 35 WILDERNESS RD (EUREKA) 1.5sty on 4+ gorgeous acres w/5BR, 3 car heated garage w/in-law quarters. $799,900 31 UPPER BLUFFS CT (EUREKA) Shows like a display! Pristine 2 story. Newer carpet and appliances. $259,000 17305 HIDDEN VALLEY DR (EUREKA) Beautiful 4.25 acres. Build your dream in Hidden Valley Forest Sub. $129,700 33 OWL CREEK LN (LABADIE) Custbuilt farmhouse on 14+ acres w/pond. Over 4000 SF of living space. $660,000 12795 HIGHSTONE DR (PARKWAY NORTH) Awesome updated open fl ranch. Wood fls throughout. $239,000 101 CLUB CREEK COURT (ST ALBANS) 1.5 sty sitting on gorgeous level lot backing to golf course. $849,900 783 MASON RD (ST LOUIS CO) Stunning 1.5 story home on over 1 acre. Gracious master suite. $979,000 1209 WOODLAND POINT DR, #J (ST LOUIS COUNTY) Move in ready, top floor unit, vaulted great room. $108,000 11753 VILLA DORADO DR (UNINC ST LOUIS CO) Beautifully updated 3BR, 2.5ba TWH. 2car carport. $107,900 415 EMMANUEL CT (VALLEY PARK) 2 story; immaculate move-in cond. LR & sep DR. Lrg eat-in kitchen. $307,000 2 GRAND MERIDIAN CT (WILDWOOD) Exceptional 1.5sty w/salt water pool, 4+ ac & 4 car gar. Expansive kit. $1,949,900

1132 SARA MATHEWS LN (WILDWOOD) Custom built ranch w/attention to detail thru out. Gorgeous 3 acre lot. $1,175,000 1320 WILDHORSE PARKWAY DR (WILDWOOD) Custom built one of a kind 1.5 sty on 3 beautiful acres. $755,727 2334 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5 sty on 7 parklike acres. Gorgeous inground pool. $725,000 16907 LEWIS SPRING FARMS RD (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 1.5 sty overlooking trees & water. $699,500 17531 GARDEN RIDGE CIR (WILDWOOD) Stunning full brick ranch backing to trees. 4 car garage, 12' ceiling foyer. $595,000 2343 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Stunning 1.5 sty, 3+ acres, 2 sty great rm w/frplc & access to deck $550,000 17701 Greystone Terrace Dr (Wildwood) Beautiful 2sty, 4+BR, 4.5ba with a W/O finished LL. Wonderful kitchen. $549,900 17742 HORNBEAN DR (WILDWOOD) 1.5sty, 4BR, 4.5ba home w/finished W/O LL, wooded lot, 2sty great rm. $527,500 17892 SUZANNE RIDGE DR (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 2sty on level lot w/inground pool. Fabulous kitchen. $524,900 1342 CHRISTMAS VALLEY DR (WILDWOOD) Fantastic 1.5 sty, 4.5 acres, inground pool, 4 car garage. $499,900 19141 DEEP WOODS DR (WILDWOOD) Elegant custom country french ranch on 3 ac. Open flr plan. $449,900 16309 PEPPERMILL DR (WILDWOOD) Fabulous 1.5 story backing to trees. 2 story GR. Spacious rooms. $369,900 211 CHERRY HILLS MEADOWS DR (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 2-sty w/inground pool, gorgeous landscaped lot. $325,000 1708 SHEPARD RD (WILDWOOD) Beautiful building site for your own plans. Gorgeous 4.6 acre lot! $250,000 18711 DOCTORS PASS LN (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 1.16 acre level to gently sloping lot backing to woods. $225,000 123 IMPERIAL CROWN WAY #J (WILDWOOD) Garden condo, 2BR, 2ba and carport. Cathedral ceilings. $96,000

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5241 SUNFLOWER DRIVE EUREKA - Beautiful 2 sty on wonderful fenced lot. Great rm with gas FP & wood flrs, kitchen w/cherry cabinets. $217,000

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