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The Loss of Trust Amid all the heated crosscurrents of debate about the National Security Agency’s massive surveillance program, there is a growing distrust of the Obama administration that makes weighing the costs and benefits of the NSA program itself hard to assess. The belated recognition of this administration’s contempt for the truth, for the American people and for the Constitution of the United States, has been long overdue. But what if the NSA program has in fact thwarted terrorists and saved many American lives in ways that cannot be revealed publicly? Nothing is easier than saying that you still don’t want your telephone records collected by the government. But the first time you have to collect the remains of your loved ones, after they have been killed by terrorists, telephone records can suddenly seem like a small price to pay to prevent such things. The millions of records of phone calls collected every day virtually guarantee that nobody has the time to listen to them all, even if NSA could get a judge to authorize listening to what is said in all these calls, instead of just keeping a record of who called whom. Moreover, congressional oversight by members of both political parties limits what Barack Obama or any other president can get away with. Are these safeguards foolproof? No. Nothing is ever foolproof. As Edmund Burke said, more than two centuries ago: “Constitute government how you please, infinitely the greater part of it must depend upon the exercise of the powers which are left at large to the prudence and uprightness of ministers of state.” In other words, we do not have a choice whether to trust or not to trust government officials. Unless we are willing to risk anarchy or terrorism, the most we can do is set up checks and balances within government – and be a lot more careful in the future than we have been in the past when deciding whom to elect. Anyone old enough to remember the Cuban missile crisis of 1962, when President John F. Kennedy took this country to the brink of nuclear war with the Soviet Union, may remember that there was nothing like the distrust and backlash against later presidents, whose controversial deci-

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letters to the editor workers’ comp record we do. Board President Robin Harris and I are To the Editor: committed to the taxpayers, as well as our With all of the problems that this country firefighters, to find the causes of the unacis facing, and seemingly the only response ceptable safety record and the associated, elefrom our elected officials is to try and keep vated costs. We intend to institute solutions “we the people” divided, by taxation, regu- that will also serve to reduce the significant lation and rhetoric, the following saying costs incurred by this high claims experience. comes to mind: Politicians are like a baby’s The Board has begun that process by diaper. Both need changing often, and for securing objective workers’ comp experts the same reason. to review our policies and procedures, and Noel LaVanchy to report back recommended changes at a Wildwood future public meeting. More to come. Jane Cunningham Monarch’s workers’ comp Chesterfield

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To the Editor: This is a follow-up to West Newsmagazine’s June 5th article reporting on the investigation into the skyrocketing workers’ compensation costs in the Monarch Fire Protection District. Monarch covers most of Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, western Creve Coeur, some of Wildwood, and Ballwin. One of my campaign promises to taxpayers when I was elected to the Monarch Fire Board this April was to address the unacceptable, high workers’ comp costs. Workers’ compensation is an insurance system that covers employees when they are injured at work. The goal is to have a safe working environment. In addition to not wanting anyone hurt, additional costs are incurred by payment for medical treatment, ongoing salaries of the injured employees plus overtime for their replacements not to mention the increased premiums for a bad injury experience rating. Monarch spends over $1 million annually on the workers’ comp insurance premium alone, about 5 percent of our total $20 million budget and 65 percent more than the Mehlville Fire District that has seven firehouses compared to Monarch’s five firehouses. Monarch’s workers’ comp experience is bad enough that the Missouri Fire and Ambulance Districts’ Insurance Trust (MoFAD) is forced to add a 10-percent penalty onto the premium. Although recently there have been some fewer claims, clearly this problem cries to be addressed. Monarch provides its first responders with excellent training, top-notch fire equipment, exceptional workout facilities at each house, a safe district with strong building codes and comparatively few major fires. Our very well-paid firefighters – with well over $100,000 compensation packages, who are not overworked with 9-10 days of on-duty time per month – have exceptional medical providers available to them. Our area is the last place one would expect to have the poor

much-needed funds without the need for periodic voter approval. It is a Missouri Education Income Tax Credit that would appeal to all taxpayers and parents. It works as follows. Individuals and corporations pay state income taxes annually. Part of these taxes are distributed to school districts. There will not be sufficient revenue available in the future to meet our schools’ needs without voter approval of tax increases, which are difficult and risky to obtain. However, by providing the incentive of a tax credit for donors, over their current tax deductions, school districts would immediately receive the full amount from the donor that the state would have provided from that taxpayer. Since the tax credit is less than the Time to more forward amount donated, the state will have more To the Editor: funds available to further provide the Your editorial of June 12th was right on. school district. This provides the incentive It is time for Rockwood (RSD) to move to the taxpayer to save taxes and allows forward under the direction of our new for new funds to be donated, which would Board of Education. Our 22,000-plus stu- otherwise not have been done. dents deserve no less. School district boards should appreciSince 2007 I have served on the Rock- ate Missouri Initiative Petition 2014-022 wood budget, finance and bond issue com- which would benefit them and our students mittees; and in 2008 and 2010 we passed immensely. two bond issues only to lose smaller ones Herman L. Kriegshauser in 2012 and 2013. Clarkson Valley There are two main reasons why this happened. The federal government with its deficit spending and growing debt affects the Lake of the Ozarks beach willingness of many voters to approve any local tax increase or bond issue. Then the closing coverage state auditor’s report caused questioning by To the Editor: voters of the former Board’s transparency, I found it very disappointing that West which is being corrected by our new Board. Newsmagazine chose to jump on the antiHowever, there is another problem not lake E. coli bandwagon (“Bacteria closes unique to RSD that will become a major three state beaches,” News Briefs, June 12). problem for all Missouri school districts in As a condo owner at the lake I resent this the near future. School Boards must rely representation of the lake. Poor reporting on funding from two sources in which they has unjustly caused enough damage to the have little say; namely, the local property lake’s reputation without help from West. tax and funding annually approved by the Normally, West doesn’t go in for sensastate legislature. Funding available from tionalism in their reporting as the newspapers property taxes fluctuates based on assessed and TV stations did several years ago when valuations and voter approval of tax a report on the E. coli status at the Lake of rates and funding from the state must be the Ozarks beaches was not presented on approved annually. Under Missouri’s Han- time by someone in the current governor’s cock Amendment no school district or state staff. At the time, the reporter for the KC Star tax can be raised without voter approval. presented a story that would have convinced Under current and foreseeable national everyone that people were dying or at the economic conditions, voters are not likely very least getting sick and the lake was a to approve a property tax increase and pool of filth and disease. None of which was no candidate of either political party will even remotely true. No deaths and in fact no propose state tax increases as this would one even reported ill. Of course the St. Louis be political suicide. Further, less than 25 TV stations and newspapers hopped right on percent of RSD’s voters have students cur- that train to sell another paper or get an extra rently in district schools. viewer for the 10 o’clock news. Look into So what does RSD do to obtain the funding that story with a bit more depth. Its lack of needed to maintain our high-quality schools? accuracy with regard to the actual events and There is a new source that could provide outcome helped add to an already economic

distressed area because of the recession. So in your article, you indicate three state park beaches were closed for water quality. Only the beach at Lake of the Ozarks was identified. Then there was a reminder that there had been previous issues there as though it was the only place with a problem. Why did you feel this was necessary and why were the other two beaches not named? Don’t people go to those beaches? Might they not get quite as ill at those beaches? If you would like to do something constructive and positive about this issue, for the state’s benefit and to educate those ignorant of the facts about E. coli, send a reporter to check water quality records over the last several years and report how clean the beaches and the lakes are and how seldom the beaches have been closed across the state and which ones. Additionally, be sure and note how most of these closings occur immediately after rain. Typically, unless they find a way to put diapers on livestock, ducks and deer, there will be increased levels of E. coli after rainfall. Despite our governor claiming no knowledge of the incident several years ago, and putting on a political show of making “clean water” the centerpiece of his administration, E. coli and closed beaches will be something that happens naturally forever, and when the beaches are closed, West doesn’t need to add to the typical ignorance about the facts by reporting part of the story. Don’t misunderstand, E. coli is bad and when the levels are up, the beaches need to be closed. However, West or any other media outlet doesn’t need to report it as though it is a crisis. After all, what is someone reading the June 12 issue of West supposed to do about a report from June 3, except to think there is some sort of regular hazard for E. coli at the lake when there is none. When there is and it is justified, the beaches are closed, which is unfortunate but necessary for the safety of all. Dean Daniels Chesterfield

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when the ugly underbelly of our social makeup eats its way through our adult society to the point of being a child’s learning necessity, and even sadder when the scenario of a father in prison must move into mainstream children’s educational programming. It was poignant when Kermit sang “It’s not easy being green,” but we understood. It was a step toward social acceptance of people of color. Social change takes strange paths, and although we agree that no child should carry the pain of his parent, this is a learning experience for everyone that our society truly is taking a turn for the worse. Are we setting the bar too low? What’s next on the ‘street’ where the air is sweet and happy people meet? Will there be meth labs, crack houses and prostitution? Will there someday be a new little furry darling whose mother works the midnight shift at the “Sesame Street” No-tell Motel? If the new Muppet making his way down Sesame Street is a prime example of how the children's show continues to reinvent itself for new generations, then God bless the children. As part of this effort, Sesame Street Workshop, the nonprofit group that produces the show, has created the Little Children, Big Challenges: Incarceration program aimed at giving support to children with incarcerated parents and to their caregivers. Programmers said by highlighting these problems while helping children with them, “Sesame Street” hopes to encourage lawmakers to create policies that will lead to fewer people going to prison and more people getting treatment.

All across West County, camps are in full swing. Camp Rainbow, shown above, which provides free camping experiences to children undergoing treatment for, and survivors of, cancer and other blood-related diseases and disorders, recently completed its weeklong camp at Babler State Park. Read about it on page 32. (Photo courtesy of Camp Rainbow)

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BALLWIN Tax holiday The city of Ballwin has reversed the position it has taken in recent years and will participate in the annual sales tax holiday in early August. Citing concerns about how foregoing local sales tax revenues on certain clothing, personal computers, software and school supplies would affect the city’s finances, Ballwin aldermen in recent years had opted out of the tax holiday authorized by state law. That law gives communities the choice of whether or not to participate in the program. At its June 17 meeting, the alderman concluded the program’s financial impact would be negligible and it should be given a try. The ultimate impact probably will be difficult to measure. Robert Kuntz, city administrator, said he knows of no reliable statistics on the issue but would continue to search for whatever might be available. This year’s sales tax holiday begins at 12:01 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 and continues through the following Sunday.

The city of Ballwin is considering turning over title to property it owns and has been leasing to the Ballwin Athletic Association (BAA). Vern Young, BAA president, asked the city’s Board of Aldermen at its June 17 meeting how the association could acquire the property, which includes a small house and some property around it located adjacent to the group’s existing complex south of Manchester Road on Ballpark Drive. The city took title to the property a number of years ago, anticipating it could eventually be part of an economic development project. In the meantime, the city has been leasing the house and land to the BAA whose property adjoins the site. During the citizen comment period at the start of the meeting, Young told the aldermen he hopes a property transfer can be negotiated in time for the association’s 75th anniversary observance in 2015. Judging from comments made at the end of the meeting when aldermen again brought up the subject for discussion, an agreement could come much sooner. The Ballwin Board

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Chesterfield Former Parkway West wrestling coach sentenced in rape case A former Parkway West wrestling coach, Jason S. Lewis, of O’Fallon, pleaded guilty June 12 to three charges of sexual contact with a student. Lewis in January Lewis 2011 was arrested at his home for sexual contact with a female student in 2010. Lewis was charged with three counts of second-degree statutory rape, five counts of seconddegree sodomy and having sexual contact with a student on at least three occasions on public school property, police said. In addition, he was charged in St. Louis County and pleaded guilty to three counts of statutory rape and sexual contact with a student and five counts of statutory sodomy.

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TOWN & COUNTRY Federal fraud case indictment The FBI is calling a case involving a Town & Country man, who was indicted on federal fraud charges, one of the largest seizures of counterfeit goods in St. Louis history. Jack Frison, Sr. was indicted on multiple charges relating to his alleged involvement in the sale of counterfeit goods and DVDs. According to the indictment, Frison owns the Frison Flea Market, located in Pagedale. Vendors paid Frison a rental fee to rent and operate sales booths at his Flea Market, and many of these vendors openly sold counterfeit goods from their booths at the Market. The counterfeit goods included clothing, footwear, purses, accessories, movie DVDs and music CDs. Many of the counterfeit items including purses, were of such price, quality and appearance that it was apparent

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Outlet mall just the beginning of $300 million Blue Valley development conference call, Simon Chairman and CEO David Simon said the property was 96 percent leased and on its way to being fully leased at opening. Simon officials said they have seen so much interest in the mall that they are in discussions with retailers about leasing space in phase two of the center. They would not offer any details as to when phase two might get underway, but Wolfe speculated it could be soon after the grand opening. At presstime, the other outlet mall, opening in the Valley on Aug. 2, Taubman Prestige Outlets Chesterfield, was not prepared to issue any current leasing figures. However, the Chesterfield city website shows that 46 tenants at that mall have been issued municipal zoning approvals. Last December, Taubman officials said the mall This rendering shows one vision for Chesterfield Blue Valley. (Photo courtesy of Chesterfield Blue Valley) was 70 percent leased. As St. Louis Premium Outlets hosted a By CAROL ENRIGHT rior finish work – and are on their way to job fair on June 21 to recruit more than 800 cenright@newsmagazinenetwork.com receiving building permits from St. Louis employees, Wolfe provided another employAs St. Louis Premium Outlets prepares County. The new mall boasts a number of ment figure: 4,000. That is the number of for its grand opening on Aug. 22, Dean high-profile brands, including Coach, Cole jobs he projects will be supported by the Wolfe has his sights set on the 73 acres yet Haan, J. Crew, Kate Spade, Gap, Nike, Ugg entire Blue Valley development in 2018. Wolfe offered up a few more numbers, to be developed around the mall. Wolfe is Australia, Under Armour, Vera Bradley and including 910,000 square feet of building area the principal of the 134-acre Chesterfield tony anchor Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Blue Valley, which is home to the 50-acre Wolfe said he could not confirm that the left to develop in Blue Valley. This dwarfs the 391,000 square feet of gross building area in outlet mall being built by Simon Property mall was fully leased. Group west of Hwy. 40 and south of the “It takes 60 days to build out tenant the outlet mall development. At the Chesterfield Valley Coalition Daniel Boone Bridge. space, so, very shortly, we will have our The mall is almost leased out. Seventy- final tenant count for the grand opening,” meeting, Wolfe talked about the 1,750 new seven tenants, out of the 85 storefronts in he told a recent meeting of the Chesterfield trees that will be planted in Blue Valley. He joked that they were “taking soybean fields phase one, have municipal zoning approv- Valley Coalition. als from the city of Chesterfield for inteIn an April 26, 2013, first-quarter earnings and turning them into forests.”

Shoppers can meander through this “forest” on 3 miles of sidewalks and 37 acres of open space. From there, the numbers skyrocket. Wolfe said the total capital investment in Blue Valley, including the outlet mall, would reach $300 million. Annual projected sales are $350 million by 2018, which translates to $24 million in projected tax revenue. This more than doubles the sales projections put out by Simon last July, when it predicted that the outlet mall alone would generate $140 million in annual retail sales and $11 million in sales taxes. So, where is the other $200 million-plus going to come from? Chesterfield Blue Valley is zoned for retail, office, hotel, restaurant and entertainment venues. Wolfe said he is not at liberty to reveal the names of any potential users; however, he said he is negotiating with several and has received six letters of intent. Three-and-a-half million is the number of visitors the new mall is expected to attract. All those shoppers will create traffic that will be accommodated by newly widened sections of Chesterfield Airport and Olive Street roads. The biggest road improvement is a new intersection connecting a seven-lane section of Olive to the newly widened fivelane Chesterfield Airport Road. Wolfe said he expects 20 percent of the traffic to travel to the site via Chesterfield Airport Road, 40 See OUTLET MALLS, page 19

Workers’ comp sets off heated Monarch Fire Protection District debate By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The election to fill a seat on the Monarch Fire Protection District Board was more than two months ago but the directors’ June 20 meeting showed that the charges, countercharges and personal attacks haven’t ended. During the citizen comment period, four speakers leveled a variety of criticisms and accusations at two members of the previous Board, including Kim Evans, who no longer is a director. That left Steve Swyers, elected in 2011, to bear the brunt of the onslaught. Dick Barber, a leader of the citizens group Monarch Concerned Taxpayers, led off, first speaking in support of Robin Harris, the current chairman, and Jane Cunningham, who was elected in April to replace Evans. Praising them for steps already announced to address workers’ compensation costs and expenditures for overtime paid to the district’s firefighter-paramedics, Barber said the two issues were tightly intertwined and that increases in workers’

comp claims and insurance rates appeared to indicate “fraud and abuse.” He quickly noted he wasn’t going to say fraud and abuse were prevalent. However, he later declared that the filing by 19 district employees of multiple workers’ comp claims “means fraud and abuse.” Similarly, he also asserted that his 25 years of experience handling such claims in his business operation affirmed his view that fraud and abuse prevailed at Monarch. A fireman’s job isn’t that hard and claims for injuries are out of proportion for the number of people the district employs, Barber said. Among other things, he cited the increase in claims since 2005, which translated into a 2012 premium of $1.2 million. Rates for workers’ compensation insurance are based on a rolling average of costs during the preceding three years. He also charged that “union control of the district” and the increase in claims “go hand in hand” and that the district’s command staff had abdicated responsibility for

controlling the rising costs. Another district resident, David Mitchell, also commended Harris and Cunningham and criticized the number of workers’ comp claims. Steven Boody questioned the role of the firefighters union in district elections, including support for Cole McNary, the candidate Cunningham defeated in April. He blamed the political involvement on union leaders and said rank-and-file members need to take back control of their organization. Boody acknowledged that firefighters have “a dangerous job,” but said that taxpayers have had enough (of union political involvement). Rick Gans accused Swyers of having frequent behind-the-scenes communications with union leaders and said he (Swyers) had lost the respect of voters, including many earlier supporters, by backing a tax increase two years ago. Swyers later voted to rescind that hike, a move Gans said was prompted by Cunningham’s vocal opposition to the Board’s original decision.

When the union gains control of the Board, the budget process is turned upside down, Gans said. Gans, a former Monarch director, was defeated by Swyers in the 2011 election. Having listened to the direct and indirect criticism aimed at him, Swyers responded by assailing the “personal, political attacks.” He reminded Barber and Gans that the high 2012 workers’ compensation insurance premium was based on earlier years when Gans was on the Board. In addition, he noted that workers’ comp expenditures and overtime hours both had declined considerably from 2011 to 2012, a favorable trend cited by an insurance representative at a recent Monarch Board meeting. The Board’s subsequent discussion of Monarch’s practices on how and under what circumstances injured employees should be assigned light-duty jobs to save on workers’ comp claims, as well as an upcoming medical and legal review of those claims and district policies, suggests the debate is far from over.




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drive around that turn on a beautiful road and wonder why the (expletive) they put that tower there; what were they thinking?” Responding to concerns and questions, Barney said there would be no communications interference from the tower. He admitted the tower will be visible from some areas outside the park. Erthal asked if the tower could be camouflaged as a tree. But Barney explained that the technology to be used for the tower would not allow it to be camouflaged to look like a tree because two antennae, each 12 feet long, must be installed and stand out from the tower. “We’re not trying to create an eyesore or lower home values but to get information to emergency responders faster,” Barney said. “To have system coverage, we need that tower somewhere in this high-point area of Wildwood to have overlapping coverage with other nearby towers that will go up.” Likely another tower will be needed at another site, yet to be determined elsewhere in Wildwood, and still another one is planned for Eureka, Barney said. Towers must be located 2 to 3 miles away from each other and generally will cost $400,000 to $500,000 each, though they will vary in height somewhat, he said. Chief Vincent Loyal, of the Metro West FPD, said the importance of the new communications system “can’t be overstated and has been a long time needed.” “The hills and trees that make this area appealing also are an obstacle in effective communication,” he said. “For years in West County, there have been areas where we can’t communicate with our dispatch center, so we support this tower wholeheartedly.” Monarch Fire Protection District Assistant Chief John Borgmann added that in some areas near Babler Park firefighter-paramedics have occasionally been forced to use a home’s landline because they cannot otherwise contact their communications center or hospitals through their portable radios. Barney said the new tower also may end up helping address voice and broadband cellular service gaps in western Wildwood. “We’re not building the tower for commercial use and aren’t in it to make money, but, if we have extra capacity, we’re open to discussions with companies like AT&T and Verizon if they want to improve their coverage,” he said. “Cellular and mobile data antennae would be smaller than what we’d need on the tower for public safety. But we also can’t overload a tower.” City Councilmember Larry McGowen (Ward 1) lives near the Babler Park tower site but favors the plan. “This is a situation where, for the good of the community as a whole, we need to make some sacrifice,” he said.




Ballwin dispute over unoccupied ‘hoarder home’ likely to be resolved By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The long-running saga involving an unoccupied home in Ballwin and the city’s efforts either to bring the dwelling up to standard or to have it demolished may be coming to an end. That outcome appeared possible at a June 17 meeting when the city’s Board of Aldermen approved an offer from the trustee in charge of the property to settle the yearslong dispute. Robert Jones, Ballwin’s legal counsel, told the Board of Aldermen that the trustee of the structure has offered to settle the case by paying the city $20,000 and by ending his appeal of an earlier court decision awarding the city $24,850 for legal fees and pre-demolition expenses related to the house. In addition, the trustee, Walter Adam Yung, will transfer the property’s title to his daughter and son-in-law who want to move into the home, Jones said. Before the title transfer takes place, the structure will require considerable maintenance and repairs to pass a required building inspection. The long-unoccupied and deteriorating house is on Breezeview in southeastern Ballwin. After a lengthy period when nearby property owners and the city attempted to get the dwelling repaired or torn down as

a public nuisance and dangerous building, Ballwin took action last year to demolish it. That step was stymied by the discovery of so much personal property in the home that pre-demolition tests for asbestos couldn’t be made until the items were hauled away. The removal was started by the city, but interrupted by Yung, who said he was the trustee of a trust that owned the property. The city was unaware a new trustee (Yung) with a legal interest in the dwelling. Ballwin then filed suit against Yung and Clyde C. Farris Jr., holder of a deed of trust on the Breezewood site. The lawsuit sought $8,624 in expenses the city incurred while attempting to tear down the structure, along with associated legal costs. Yung filed a counterclaim against Ballwin for its action, but a St. Louis Circuit Court judge ruled in the city’s favor. A later ruling awarded Ballwin the legal fees it had requested. Yung’s subsequent appeal of those actions will be ended under terms of the settlement offer and the city will receive $20,000 of the $24,850 awarded. City Administrator Robert Kuntz recommended the Board approve the settlement “in the interest of expediency.” The Board voted 7-1 in favor of the settlement, with Alderman Michael Boland (Ward 4) opposed.

Ballwin Board approves special use exception in commercial zoning By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The Ballwin Board of Aldermen has unanimously approved a measure permitting an indoor shooting range as a special use exception in the city’s C-1 commercial zoning areas. The action is not an OK for any range at a specific location. However, a request to establish a range behind the new Wendy’s restaurant and the gas station/convenience store now being built at Manchester Road and Seven Trails Drive has been heard by the city’s Planning and Zoning Commission and is awaiting final decision-making on variances needed for approval of a site plan. The commission had endorsed the concept of a special use exception for a shooting range in C-1 areas and had forwarded that finding to the aldermen for their approval. Ballwin resident Ray Kerlagon, husband of Alderman Kathy Kerlagon (Ward 4), spoke in support of the zoning-related change, saying he had spoken with a number of real estate agents and church

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By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES Aviation history was made in St. Louis on June 4 when Solar Impulse, a fully solar-powered plane, landed at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport. The plane’s mission is to fly both day and night without fuel, thereby showcasing the potential of solar power – and St. Louis played an important stop in its 2013 Flight Across America. One of only seven American cities to be graced with a Solar Impulse visit, the stop here was symbolic of St. Louis’ connection with Charles Lindbergh, The Lone Eagle. Solar Impulse’s flight plan called for its American journey to be completed in five segments with stops in San Francisco, Phoenix, Dallas, St. Louis, Washington, D.C., and finally New York City. Each flight segment is expected to take between 14 and 21 hours. The Swiss-built, ultra-light airplane is powered by 12,000 photovoltaic cells covering its 208-foot wing span. The photo cells charge four battery-powered electric motors. The solar energy gathered by day is enough to recharge the engines’ 881-pound lithium batteries, which allow the plane to fly at night. The one-pilot plane flies at 45 miles per hour, weighs about the same as a small car and can soar over 30,000 feet. The project’s founders and co-pilots are famed balloonist Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, who alternate piloting each leg of the journey. In a press statement, Piccard explained his interest in coming to St. Louis. “It was particularly important for me to come to St. Louis,” he said, “because I was so inspired when I met Charles Lindbergh at Cape Canaveral during a launch of the Apollo when I was 11 years old.” He said he was “truly moved” when he landed at Lambert, but the landing was just the start of the good things to come during the plane’s St. Louis layover. On June 4, Chesterfield sculptor Don

Wiegand and Gregg Maryniak, vice chairman of The Lindbergh Foundation, presented the pilots with two of Wiegand’s framed paper cast– The Spirit of St. Louis Crossing the Atlantic, as well as a bas-relief portrait of Lindbergh. “When we learned that Solar Impulse and its team would fly to St. Louis in honor of Lindbergh, we wanted to welcome the crew to our city with an acknowledgement from the foundation,” Maryniak said. Wiegand added, “This was our way of honoring their accomplishment.” The acknowledgment did not stop there. On June 7, The Wiegand Foundation presented each of the 45 international crew members with The Liberty Medal, which is modeled after Wiegand’s portrait sculpture of Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi, designer of the Statue of Liberty. Wiegand explained that the first strike of this medal was co-sponsored by D.R.A.F.T (Disability Rights Advocates for Technology), an organization representing liberty for the disabled. He added, “The entire flight crew represents that same spirit of liberty and freedom.” The medal presentation took place at Lambert and was attended by Chesterfield City Councilmembers Barry Flachsbart (Ward 1) and Dan Hurt (Ward 3); Jane Durrell, of the Chesterfield Historic Commission; and Mark Wrighton, chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis. “Charles Lindbergh’s adventures changed the face of aeronautic industry, opening the world to new transportation possibilities. Through aviation, Solar Impulse is giving the world new perspectives on how to profit from existing technologies and renewable energies.” Considered to be the world’s mostadvanced sun-powered aircraft, Solar Impulse’s next adventure is a flight around the world scheduled for 2015.




Local construction projects spur economy, burden fire district By JIM ERICKSON ericksonjim@att.net The pace of building activity in Chesterfield and other parts of the Monarch Fire Protection District is good news for the local economy. But the amount of construction work has put the district in a bind as far as keeping up with its inspections of the new projects, as well as its regular, periodic checks of business and industrial locations. That issue and how best to address it were the subjects of a lengthy discussion at a Monarch Board meeting earlier this month. Roger Herin, Monarch fire marshal, said the hectic pace of inspection work called for the addition of two full-time fire inspectors and replacing an administrative assistant who soon will retire. Active, large-scale projects, such as the two outlet malls now being built in Chesterfield Valley, have been willing to pay the district for the extra overtime needed to keep their inspections current and construction on schedule, Herin said. In spite of that, the inspection workload is increasing. Monarch Board Chairman Robin Harris said he is concerned about the additional

OUTLET MALLS, from page 13 percent to come from the east going west on Hwy. 40 and about 25 percent to come from St. Charles County. In addition to widening Olive Street Road, Wolfe plans to ask the city to rename it. He said that most locals are confused by the name, as they expect Olive to continue from where it becomes Clarkson Road near Faust Park. They have no idea that it reappears in the Valley. Wolfe also explained the origins of the Blue Valley name. “When you drive down from Chesterfield Mall and you’re looking across the Valley, it sort of looks blue and hazy – because of the humidity, probably,” said Wolfe. But the real inspiration came from a book called “Blue Ocean Strategy: How to Create Uncontested Market Space,” by W. Chan Kim and Renee Mauborgne. “We don’t have an ocean here, but we have a valley,” said Wolfe. “And what we really liked about the location was by being at the west end and at the bridge – the gateway – we were really creating a situation where the other competition to what we wanted to do was going to be irrelevant.” Wolfe said he hopes to see some activity on new Blue Valley projects this fall. But said he told all interested tenants that he didn’t want any construction happening until after the mall opens. “We really did not want to distract from the grand opening on Aug. 22,” Wolfe said.

funds needed for hiring multiple new people. One alternative discussed was using current on-duty firefighters for routine inspection work on at least an interim basis. The district has done that in the past but more recently has centered that activity in Herin’s department. Turning over some of that work to firefighters raised the question of the quality of the resulting inspections. Countering that point was the fact that more firefighters would be more familiar with more buildings and other facilities in the district, an

advantage if they later are called to those sites for any fire or other emergency. After an hour of back-and-forth discussion, Harris’ motion to move routine inspections to firefighters at the district’s five fire stations was approved on a 2-0 vote. Director Jane Cunningham also supported the move. Director Steve Swyers was not at the meeting and was in a location where he couldn’t join the deliberations by phone. To facilitate the work, the Board also authorized the purchase of up to 10 iPads so that the firefighters’ inspections can be recorded

the same way as the district’s regular inspections. Herin estimated it will take three or four weeks to acquire the handheld computers and bring the firefighters up to speed on them and the software used. After further debate, the Board also approved seeking applications for the jobs of fire inspector and administrative assistant but without stating the number of inspectors to be hired. In addition, Harris asked for information on how job applications are handled, including how they are reviewed and other steps in evaluating job candidates.

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Outstanding speech, debate, theater Jennifer Forrest-James, Parkway South High theater teacher, was awarded the Missouri State High School Activities Association Outstanding Speech, Debate, and Theater Educator Award for the 2012-13 season. The association gives the award to a teacher it feels gives outstanding service and devotion to speech, debate and theater programs in the state of Missouri.

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Assistant Principal of the Year The St. Louis Association of Secondary Principals has selected Greg Bergner, assistant principal at Parkway Central Middle, as the St. Louis Middle School Assistant Bergner Principal of the Year for the 2012-13 school year. Bergner was honored at an SASSP Awards Banquet in April. The Missouri Association of Secondary School Principals is a professional organiza-

tion committed to the ongoing improvement of secondary education, the professional development of middle level and high school principals and assistant principals, and programs for the youth of Missouri.

Connecting through art Through their participation in the “Bookwallah Project,” students at Ellisville Elementary created colorful quilt squares to help decorate orphanages in India. After decorating the quilt squares last year, Sue Costin, the grandmother of student Tucker Thomas, finished the project this year by transforming the students’ work into beautiful quilts. One of the quilts was mailed to a boys home in Mangalore, South India, where many of the children who live there have lost parents to AIDS or have HIV themselves. According to Senna Jacob, coordinator for the Bookwallah Project, the quilt has given the children more hope and a sense of responsibility. The children prepared a video message to thank Ellisville Elementary for the gift. Another quilt the students created was sent to a children’s library in Delhi. According to Assistant Principal Emily Dittmer, several additional quilt projects are in the works at Ellisville Elementary. “This project has helped students understand the needs and struggles of children in other parts of the world,” Dittmer said. “In addition, it has shown them that art can connect them to others, regardless of how different their lives may be.”

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Young and published Two students from Twin Oaks Christian were among the 20 published authors and artists who participated in the fifth annual Grannie Annie Gathering at Left Bank Books in downtown St. Louis on June 1. Before a standing room-only audience, the authors read excerpts from their family stories that were published in “Grannie Annie, Vol. 8,” released in May in both paperback and PDF editions, and the artists discussed their illustrations Maggie Morse (left) and Molly Andersen published in the same volume.
 The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration invites students in U.S. grades four through eight, to interview an older relative, write a story about something interesting they discovered from their family’s history and share their work. Students also are invited to submit illustrations with their stories. After stories for publication have been selected, additional illustrations are solicited from students in the St. Louis area.
Students from Twin Oaks who participated in the Gathering were sixth-grader Molly Andersen and eighth-grader Maggie Morse, who both created illustrations to accompany two different stories. The Grannie Annie Family Story Celebration is a nonprofit corporation based in St. Louis. Its mission is to inspire young people to discover, write and share stories from their family’s history and to publish collections of their work. annually recognizes worthy students with financial assistance for college. Islam will attend Saint Louis University in the fall. In addition, Valley Park student Jordan Johnson, who also is a part-time teller at Meramec Valley Bank, has received three college scholarships. Jim Jones, Meramec Valley Bank senior vice president/lending officer, said the Emma O’Brien Scholarship is named in honor of an outstanding employee who never missed a day of work in her more than 60 years with Meramec Valley Bank. Johnson also received the Anna Cuchetti, Circle Of Concern and AXA Financial Scholarship. She will attend the University of Missouri in the fall. Ashley Webster, another high school senior and Meramec Valley Bank part-time employee, will attend St. Louis Community College on the A+ program and continue her work at the bank.

than 280 universities around the globe competed in the Capsim Challenge in November 2012, with 12 teams qualifying for the 48-hour, highpressure business simu- Mueller lation playoffs. Mueller was one of the teams. “The challenge pits students who have participated in either the Capstone or Foundation business simulation in their university studies to compete with other Capsim alumni to run the world’s top simulated company,” Fillenwarth said. Mueller had to first pick a product and then decide which segment she would market it to. Based on those decisions, she had to set sales forecasts, price, a promotional budget and then take out “loans” to pay for marketing and production.

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St. Louis Community College student Emylee Mueller was recognized as the fourth highest-scoring student in the Capsim Challenge, an international business competition. Business instructor Al Fillenwarth has been using the Capsim Challenge as part of his course for four years. The tool is a simulation experience that immerses students in an exploration of core business processes. Students explore the relationship between research and development, marketing, production and finance by competing against each other in class. Depending on their scores, the STLCC students then can choose to compete in the international competition. Approximately 1,800 students from more

Parkway North High’s Chad Little received the 2013 Inspirational Theatre Educator Award from the Educational Theatre Association. The award is presented annually to three individuals who inspire students. North High student Erin Gaubatz nominated Little for the award. In the nomination, Erin mentioned Little’s “contagious” enthusiasm for theater and his unflagging support of students. “When l first started high school, I had no intention to be involved in theater as much as I am now,” Gaubatz said. “I had been signed up for a piano class; however, that year I was placed in Mr. Little’s theater arts class. It’s safe to say I never left.”

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ing the foundation at Ellisville Elementary School, providing for additional security cameras and replacing aged heating/air conditioning units at various schools. The budget increases compensation for all employee groups, with the goal of bringing teacher, support staff and administrator salaries to the St. Louis County midpoint during the next two to three years, Rooney said. Salaries will increase by $2.1 million and benefits will increase by $2.4 million. The Board recommended that operating fund balances at the end of the fiscal year should equal 22 percent of the subsequent year’s budgeted operating expenditures. As of June 30, 2014, Rockwood’s fund balances are set to remain at 24.9 percent of budgeted expenditures, and the district will use these reserves to balance the next year’s operating budget, Rooney said. He also said Rockwood’s expenditure per pupil is $9,364, the third lowest out of 22 other St. Louis County school districts. “Rockwood residents are getting good value for their dollars, a lot of bang for their buck,” said Bill Brown, president of the Board of Education.

Rockwood finalizes policy for bringing tablets and similar devices to schools By MARY SHAPIRO mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com Rockwood School District’s Board of Education on June 20 gave final approval to a policy change that will govern tablets and other personal technology devices that are being brought into schools by students, staff and visitors starting in the 2013-2014 school year. The Board approved communication and information systems guidelines revisions that were recommended to provide guidance in the area of personal technology devices that are even now being brought into the district and connected to the district network. The changes to the policy state that, while Rockwood won’t change its policy of providing computers and other technological devices for use by students and staff, district officials realize it’s often more convenient for personal technology devices owned by students and staff to be used to assist students in their studies and staff in their work. Those devices can include laptops, tablets and smartphones. Will Blaylock, the district’s director of instructional technology, at a Board meeting in early June explained that staff and students have filtered Internet access

through Rockwood’s wireless network on these devices now. But they’re not required to bring their own devices to school and there won’t be any curricular requirement for bringing personal devices, he said. “While these guidelines will allow personal devices to come in, we’ll still be buying technology because we’ve had some residents say that, otherwise, disadvantaged kids will be put at risk,” Blaylock said. “These changes will simply allow tablets and other devices they already have as a resource in school. “Students and staff will have access to the Internet through the network but will be quarantined from being able to fully access the network. A student or teacher will be able to log on but our network will filter the device and even give the user recommendations for anti-virus software to better protect their device.” Blaylock said that on any given school day more than 5,000 personal devices are logged on to Rockwood’s network. “Even visitors who come into the building with devices have them automatically connect up with our network, sometimes without the owners knowing it,” he said.



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Despite injuries, Metro Stars finish strong The Metro Stars, an under-16 boys soccer team, finished second in the recent 16th annual Tony Glavin Classic.

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Chesterfield Bears, Warriors reunion A reunion of members of the Chesterfield Bears and Chesterfield Warriors was a big success as the athletes gathered to honor retired coach Manne Palan. Assistant coach Tony Bruning hosted the event in honor of Palan, who coached the Chesterfield Bears in the Chesterfield Football Association to four straight Gateway Football League Super Bowls from 2005 through 2008. “Manne loved it,” said Bruning, who served as assistant coach for the team that went 37-3 and won two Super Bowls. “Many of the same boys played for Manne’s basketball teams and baseball teams, which were called the Warriors. The boys went on to many area high schools where they continued to excel in sports.” Bruning said Manne’s wife, Lynne, was the No. 1 fan for the teams.

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High school signings Eureka’s Zach Goers has signed to play golf this fall at Fontbonne University.

High school boys volleyball Westminster Christian Academy senior Mitch Penning has added another accolade to cap his career with the Wildcats. The recent graduate has been named to the American Volleyball Coaches Association’s seventh annual High School Senior AllAmerica Team for boys volleyball. He was the only player from Missouri to be selected. This year’s group of 20 student-athletes represents 16 high schools from seven different states. “I was extremely excited to hear the news,” Penning said. “I am honored to be selected as an All-American.” Penning, a middle blocker, will play in college at Pepperdine. He helped lead Westminster to a second place finish in the recent Class 3 state tournament. “I am going to miss my high school team

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College baseball Several West County athletes helped Saint Louis University capture the Atlantic 10 Conference championship this spring. The Billikens earned a spot in the NCAA tournament for the second time in four years. Stephen Fernandez, a Parkway Central graduate from Chesterfield, was a senior that has played for the team for the past four years. He started the first three years but had hand surgery and a torn ligament this year. That injury gave an opportunity to freshmen outfielder Michael Bozarth, a Parkway North graduate. Bozarth had a phenomenal year. Fernandez came back for the playoffs. In the six-game conference championship series, Fernandez hit .476 with a .762 slugging percentage and a .542 on-base percentage. Bozarth hit .440 with a .920 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage. Bozarth hit his first three collegiate home runs in the series. He was named to the alltournament team. Jordan Hammerman, a Clayton graduate from Ellisville, played three of the games. He hit .455, with a .455 slugging percentage and a .500 on-base percentage. Hammerman was injured and sat out the last three games of his SLU career. The Billikens finished the season 41-21, matching the school record for wins set a season ago. They won the top seed in the Atlantic 10 Championship for the second consecutive season and won the school’s third Atlantic 10 title since joining the league in 2006. The Bills competed in the Columbia Regional in the NCAA tournament, facing Southeastern Conference powerhouse South Carolina and ACC foe Clemson.

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Eureka wins first state soccer title By WARREN MAYES wmayes@newsmagazinenetwork.com Eureka girls soccer coach Bill Goggin rides off into retirement with the first state championship of his career. After 20 years at the helm, Goggin guided the Wildcats to the Class 3 state title with a 2-1 win over St. Teresa’s Academy. Eureka is just the third St. Louis area public school in 29 years to win a soccer title. Oakville won in 1991, and Lafayette accomplished it in 1997. Allie Gentry scored both goals for the Wildcats, who finished with a sparkling 21-1-1 record. Goggin said he still is having a hard time putting his arms around the championship. “Every coach imagines it, but most of us have no idea how to react,” Goggin said. “It really hit me after the win and celebration. Medals were handed out and then I told the girls how proud I was and that it was my last game. Then we all cried together. It was an interesting moment in my coaching career.” Goggin gave all credit to his team. “This group of girls is amazing. We have had great players in the past, but we had a tremendous collection of talent and attitude,” Goggin said. “Were they special? Absolutely.” After blanking Nixa 4-0 in the semifinals, the Wildcats were ready for St. Teresa’s. “We were all pretty nervous,” Goggin said, “but I was convinced we could win if we played up to our ability.” Gentry scored about 17 minutes in. “Allie’s first goal was amazing. She got loose at the top of the box and hit a very good shot that hit the crossbar, bounced up then down and spun into the goal,” Goggin said. “I am sure it happened fast but it sure seemed to be in slow motion to me.” St. Teresa’s tied the game about 5 minutes later, forcing the Wildcats to make several adjustments at the half. “They play an unusual system with one forward and five midfielders. We had not seen that before and their mids were controlling the game,” Goggin said. “We dropped

Hannah Leinert back to center mid and moved our backs around to take advantage of the space they gave us with only one forward. Courtney Silberberg moved out to the left wingback and Sammi Dunda moved to the right along with dropping Jessica Smelcer into a stopper position.” With about 15 minutes to play, Gentry scored her second goal off a long-driven ball from Silberberg on the left back spot. “Allie ran by their defender and beat the keeper to the ball and finished with a great and beautiful shot into the net for the winner,” Goggin said. When the game ended, Goggin said his emotions were “all over the map.” “I was happy for the girls and parents who have put so much into this and happy for all the coaches and myself,” Goggin said. “It was a long time coming.” For the seniors, it just seemed right. They have been so close to winning and to each other for these four years, it was appropriate that they go out on top.” Goggin left coaching the boys program three years ago. Now, he’s stepping away from the girls. “I am retiring from coaching because it is time,” Goggin said. “It’s time to let my assistant coaches run with it and time to move into other interests that require my time. “ That includes more time with his family. “My wife may get sick of my being home so early every day, compared to all these years of hours of coaching after school,” he joked. Goggin said he plans to continue teaching and that he is not quitting soccer cold turkey. “(Coach) Gary Schneider and the boys have always made me welcome, and I do the public announcing when I can for their home games,” Goggin said. He noted that the new girls coach will likely be one of his assistant coaches. “They are all great coaches and better people and friends,” Goggin said. “I will miss them very much. It has been a great run and time to move onto another identity. Besides, I am getting old.”




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Camp Rainbow celebrates 25 years of changing kids’ lives By MARISSA FAWCETT Ronnie Brockman’s eyes began to water when she was asked, “What does Camp Rainbow mean to you?” A few moments later, after fighting back tears, Brockman answered passionately. “I think that it has become who we [Brockman and her husband] are,” she answered. “It identifies who we are and what we can do to help families.” Started in 1988 by Brockman and her husband, Allen, Camp Rainbow provides children with cancer and other blood-related diseases with the opportunity to enjoy a camp experience in a safe environment, free of cost. Camp Rainbow, held at Babler State Park in Wildwood, offers several types of camp experiences based on the age of the camper. Traditional camp is a weeklong overnight camp for campers ages 6-13. Mini Camp is a weeklong day camp offered for kids ages 4-6, and Teen Camp is a weekend-long overnight camp offered to older campers. Traditional camp was hosted June 10-14 this summer with more excitement than usual. This year Camp Rainbow campers and staff celebrated the 25th anniversary of the camp’s existence. “We have been very blessed,” Brockman said. Camp Rainbow started with approximately 28 campers, 28 counselors, one nurse and 10-15 staff members. This year, Camp Rainbow will welcome approximately 65 overnight campers, 10 day campers, 30 staff members, 65 counselors and at least one nurse from St. Louis

Children’s Hospital, SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Mercy Children’s Hospital. With a steady growth of campers came a steady growth of sponsors. Beginning with five sponsors, Camp Rainbow has blossomed. It currently has about 65 sponsors making it possible for Camp Rainbow to remain free to all of its campers. Indeed, Camp Rainbow has been very “blessed.” And Brockman isn’t the only one feeling blessed. Ask 9-year-old camper Heidi Kladiva and 11-year-old Blair Dubinsky and they’ll also tell of how “blessed” they are to attend Camp Rainbow. Kladiva, who has been attending Camp Rainbow the past six years, has battled cancer twice – once as an infant and again when she was in first grade. She said her favorite part of camp is “everything.” “Well, you do fun activities like swimming, fishing and art tent,” Kladiva explained. Another favorite activity is Kids Rock Cancer. This innovative program helps children cope with the unique set of emotional challenges that accompany a cancer diagnosis. Maryville University sends certified music therapists to Camp Rainbow where they use a portable recording studio to allow campers to record their own music. Campers also write their own lyrics – a process that is part fun, part therapy. Guest appearances by local celebrities are another big attraction. See CAMP RAINBOW, page 36

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• Eureka The city of Eureka will host a 4th of July celebration from 7-10:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 4 at Lions Park, 400 Bald Hill Road. The free event is dedicated to military veterans throughout the community. Children’s activities, food sales and a car show will begin at 7 p.m. A concert by Hollywood 5 will begin at 7:30 p.m., and the fireworks show will start at 9:30 p.m. There will be no on-site parking available; for information regarding handicapped parking, call 938-6775. No glass bottles and no animals (except for service animals) will be permitted. Concessions will be available for a nominal cost from the West St. Louis County Lions. For more information, visit eureka.mo.us.

• Manchester The city of Manchester will host its annual July 4th Party in the Park with a concert by Sh-Boom from 6-9 p.m. and fireworks start• Ellisville ing around 9:15 p.m. at Paul A. Schroeder The city of Ellisville’s 4th of July celebra- Park, 359 Old Meramec Station Road. tion will begin with an Independence Day Admission is free, and concessions will 5K and Kids’ Fun Run at 7:30 a.m. and will be available for purchase. Guests should feature evening events from 6-10:45 p.m. bring blankets or lawn chairs and are welon Thursday, July 4 at Bluebird Park, 225 come to bring their own food and drinks. Kiefer Creek Road. For more information, call 391-6326, ext. There will be a variety of interactive 400, or visit manchestermo.gov. games beginning at 6 p.m., including a giant slide, fast pitch, Euro Bungy, a • St. John Church bounce house and a climbing wall. Smash July 4th at St. John will be held from 6-10 Band will take the stage for a live concert p.m. on Wednesday, July 4 at St. John Church, from 7-10:45 p.m. with breaks at 8 p.m. for 15800 Manchester Road in Ellisville. an Independence Day ceremony and from The church will celebrate America’s 9:30-10 p.m. for a fireworks display. Food birthday by providing hot dogs, bottled and beverage vendors also will be on site. water, snow cones and popcorn to the Shuttle bus service to and from the community, free of charge. There will park will run from 5:30-11 p.m. at Cooper be bounce houses, a playground, live Bussmann, 114 Old State Road, and FCC music and a great view of the city of Corporation, located at the northwest corner Ellisville’s fireworks display at Bluebird of Clarkson and Clayton roads. Accessible Park. Guests should bring a lawn chair parking will be available at Bluebird Park. or blanket. For more information, call 227-7508 or Admission and parking are free. For more visit ellisville.mo.us. information, call 394-4100, or visit stjstl.net.

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CAMP RAINBOW, from page 32 “You get to do a lot of special things that other camps don’t get to, like have Fredbird visit,” Dubinsky explained. The St. Louis Cardinals mascot, St. Louis Blues’ Brian Elliot and Rams mascot Rampage all visited Camp Rainbow one day during traditional camp this year. In addition to these special events, there were plenty of typical camp experiences, such as archery, arts and crafts, hiking, campfires and lots of laughing with new friends. But through it all, Dubinsky – and her fellow campers – was learning a lot more than how to create art projects or play games. “It’s opened my eyes to a lot of new things,” Dubinsky said, “like how people can get through cancer and how they deal with it.” Dubinsky, who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma cancer at 5 months old, said she has been involved with the organization Friends of Kids with Cancer all her life and it was that organization that suggested Camp Rainbow to her.

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“She’s an inspiration to so many people, and she’s 90 years old and still active in her career as an artist.” Jackson teaches “Watercolors with Chrystal” at Ballwin’s The Pointe recreation center. Her next four-week course begins July 9 and is still accepting students, although space is limited. Bruer said Jackson also comes to water aerobics every day at The Pointe and “dresses to the nines every day.” “She has a real love of painting nature, and she shares that with many of the people in the community,” Bruer said. “Just knowing her history, I think she’s contributed a lot.”

“Last night, I cried at the campfire because camp was ending,” Dubinsky said. Again, the word “blessed” comes to mind. The people working to make all those blessings happen are the Camp Rainbow staff – volunteers who take the time to make everything come together. On-site doctor Nicole Giamanco is one staff member with a special connection to Camp Rainbow. After being diagnosed with leukemia at age 14, Giamanco became a Camp Rainbow teen camper and later on became a counselor. She said she always knew she wanted to be a doctor but after going through cancer and attending Camp Rainbow, she knew she wanted to focus on helping children with cancer. “Our lives are made better by making their lives better,” Giamanco said, speaking on behalf of all the staff. She also spoke of the true meaning of Camp Rainbow. “The kids really just get to come here and just be kids,” Giamanco said, “not kids with cancer.”




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Getting down to business Mayor Adam Paul squares off against Sansone Group in Walmart debate 4 to 3 to enabling legislation that would allow for the eventual issuance of about $11 million in tax increment revenue notes to reimburse Sansone Group for eligible expenses on the almost $50 million Walmart project. Councilmembers Mick Cahill and Gary Voss as well as Paul were opposed, and Paul asked for the final reading of the legislation to be delayed. [At presstime, the meeting date was unscheduled, but could have occurred prior to delivery of this publication. Please check newsmagazinenetwork. com for updates.] Jane Dueker, an attorney representing Ellisville resident Thomas DeBold in a lawsuit that challenges the validity of the conditional use permit the City Council approved in 2012 allowing for the Walmart, told councilmembers June 19 that, due to missed deadlines for buying property and finalizing a lease with Walmart, Sansone is in violation of the redevelopment agreeBy MARY SHAPIRO chester Road west of Kiefer Creek Road ment for the Walmart site. She said there’s no reason to push for mshapiro@newsmagazinenetwork.com and Mayor Adam Paul tries to slow down the immediate enactment of the enabling A game of chicken – or maybe which the progress. came first, the chicken or the egg – conAfter a lengthy discussion on June 19, legislation. However, Rob Golterman, an attorney tinues in Ellisville as developer Sansone during which Paul traded verbal jabs with Group tries to move toward building a developer Jim Sansone, the City Council for Sansone Group, said the company is Walmart store on the south side of Man- gave first-reading approval by a vote of refusing to finalize purchase of the site or

an agreement with Walmart until it’s sure the enabling legislation will be in force to allow the company to reimburse itself for eligible expenses with tax increment financing funds. Golterman said that because of the pending litigation, now in the Eastern District Court of Appeals, or any other circumstances Sansone would have no control over, redevelopment agreement deadlines have been extended under the terms of that agreement. “The enabling legislation does nothing but fulfill the promises the City Council made in 2012. The city is obligated under prior ordinances and the redevelopment agreement to pass this ordinance,” he said. “If the ordinance isn’t passed, our only option is to get a court order directing the City Council to pass this. More litigation, more confrontation and more adversarial proceedings aren’t in the best interests of the city, plain and simple. We don’t mean to do this in a threatening manner but to emphasize the importance of this matter.” But Dueker said her client’s litigation had nothing to do with any provisions of the redevelopment agreement and “in See WALMART, next page

A climate for economic development begins with ‘careful use of incentives’ By SARAH WILSON swilson@newsmagazinenetwork.com CNN Money in 2009 listed Ellisville as one of the top 100 places to live of small towns in America – but today it is not necessarily the top place to do business. Councilmember Gary Voss (District 1), owner of West County Lanes, said business in Ellisville “has really dipped in the last several years.” A number of stores and restaurants in the recent past have closed in Ellisville, from locally owned restaurants like Gingham’s to national chains like Chevys and Best Buy. In an interview last fall, Mayor Adam Paul said the economy is a huge part of the reason, but a lot of it has to do with different circumstances of each business, and that is not necessarily the city’s fault. On the other hand, he said, things are naturally going to come and go. Ellisville recently gained a White

Castle, Dunkin’ Donuts, Savers, Ruby’s Guns and others. “There’s so much to choose from, and ultimately, our population hasn’t grown in 20 years,” Paul said. “It all comes down to what people like and competition.” What people like and competition also are topics that come up in conversations – both pro and con – regarding the proposed Walmart. Some worry that the mega store will lead to the demise of even more local businesses and smaller, older chains. Others maintain that the store is exactly what is needed to draw shoppers into Ellisville and restore the city’s economy. Tax increment financing was approved for the Walmart development in May of 2012. On Sept. 5, the city approved a conditional use permit for the property, clearing the way for the land (property known as RPA-1) to be purchased, TIF notes to be issued and ground to be

broken. But nine months later no land has been purchased, no notes have been issued and no ground has been broken. Instead multiple lawsuits have been filed. And, the heated debate at the June 19 City Council meeting between Mayor Adam Paul and Jim Sansone, of the Sansone Group, the local developer of Walmart, over the issuance of TIF notes adds to the discussion of whether or not Ellisville has become more – or less – business-friendly. Voss said West County Lanes, which opened in 1965, has had a rough few years and has had to adjust with the economy, but it is “hangin’ in there.” “I have actually run the bowling center since 1984, and it has gotten tougher and tougher to do things in this city,” Voss said. He said the city has started concentrating on the wrong things, like beautification and signage.

“That makes it pretty tough for people who are trying to start a business,” Voss said. “Any time you put something in there, like flowerbeds and trees, that’s additional maintenance on the person who owns them,” Voss said. “That’s taking money from their bottom line.” He said a lot of businesses are leaving, and bringing Walmart in could affect even more of the city’s smaller merchants. “I’m not anti-Walmart. I am anti-TIF because the city is giving money to the largest Fortune 500 company,” Voss said. “The city is giving them a tax break, and they’re assisting them to open this place up. It’s going to handicap the other smaller businesses – businesses that are getting zero assistance from the city.” Instead of using a TIF, he said the city has to make some changes and welcome small business. See DEVELOPMENT, next page



approving this.” Various property owners who would be no way prevents Sansone from acquiring bought out for the Walmart – including property.” eight owners of the Clarkchester ApartShe called it “premature” to approve ments complex buildings – asked city offienabling legislation. cials to approve the legislation as soon as “The enabling legislation doesn’t mean possible. TIF notes are being issued now; it just Frank Marsilio, who owns nine of the 25 says that they can be issued when eligible Clarkchester buildings, said that all eight expenses are made,” said Golterman, who owners signed an option to purchase with also acts as city attorney for Wildwood. Sansone early in 2012. During the ongoing volley of accusations, “Of my 36 original tenants when the conPaul challenged Sansone that “you keep tract was signed, 11 remain, and the rest are saying you’ll file a lawsuit, but you have tenants on month-to-month leases,” he said. obligations you haven’t met and you’ve He said the lawsuit and delays have cost missed deadlines.” building owners loss of income, trouble He called it a “strong-arm tactic with keeping up with their own mortgage paythreats to sue us if we don’t vote on the ments, and stress and hardship in keeping ordinance.” tenants. But Jim Sansone countered that his firm “We feel you have an obligation to had met every redevelopment agreement approve this TIF legislation, to not delay deadline. this any longer so we can go through with “You’ve (Paul) made it clear to the public this sale as soon as possible,” he told the that it’s your position to delay this project Council. and do whatever you can to stop it before Ray Massey, another Clarkchester owner the doors open at Walmart,” he told Paul. with four buildings, said “I’m 68 and need “It’s our right to ensure you follow the law. to move on with my life.” “If we were to close on this real estate However, some Clarkchester tenants felt without the enabling legislation and our differently. conditional use permit is overturned by Tenant Bones Baker insisted Sansone the court, we couldn’t operate the store. hadn’t fulfilled requirements for TIF note If we don’t get that ordinance, we can’t enabling legislation to be approved, “and, incur costs and have them reimbursed. We if it hasn’t been done, they have no busiwon’t acquire real estate until we know the ness having this on the agenda.” mechanism to move this project forward is “I feel the redevelopment agreement has in place.” been broken by Sansone trying to get away Paul insisted, “I need to do due diligence from this mess and trying to stop the monon this issue. I don’t feel comfortable etary bleeding,” he said.

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Location is a huge factor, she said, and Brentwood is “very centrally located, which is something we can’t take credit for.” “We don’t have the same hindrances or the same barriers to redevelop that some of the surrounding communities have,” she said. Community upkeep also plays a role. On an ongoing basis, Rottjakob said the city is working to improve its infrastructure, including its parks system, pedestrian amenities and sidewalk improvement projects. “These help provide better connections with people who live here and also businesses and employees that work here to make sure that this is a place that businesses want to be,” Rottjakob said. For its part, Ellisville, along with Ballwin and Wildwood, is looking toward the Great Streets Initiative to enhance the Manchester Road corridor and attract new patrons to its businesses. “The Manchester Road Great Streets Initiative is a good start to making some progress,” Paul said. “The city also has plans for a town center on the corner of Manchester and Kiefer Creek roads.”


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Com mu n it y Event s ‘Wartime Escape’ The exhibit, “The Wartime Escape: Margret and H.A. Rey’s Journey from France” will be on display from Friday, July 5-Monday, Aug. 12 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. A free, family-friendly opening reception for the exhibit is from 6-8 p.m. on Friday, July 12. Call 519- Allan Drummond, “Escape from Paris,” 2005, modern reproduction of watercolor and ink 1955, or visit chesterfieldarts.org. on paper, courtesy of Allan Drummond and Institute for Holocaust Education

BENEFITS A GI-style breakfast is from 9 a.m.noon on Sunday, June 30 at Ballwin VFW Post 6274, 115 Mimosa Lane in Ballwin. Proceeds benefit active duty military, veterans and dependants. Call 527-9555. ••• The ABC Sale, large annual garage sale, is from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, July 12 and Saturday, July 13 at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 601 Claymont Drive in Ballwin. Call 394-2233. ••• The Alzheimer’s Association’s Walk to End Alzheimer’s is at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m.) on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Busch Stadium. To start a team, join a team or obtain more information, visit alz.org/stl.

FAMILY AND KIDS The Rockwoods Reservation 75th Anniversary Celebration is from 1-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Rockwoods Reservation, located off Hwy. 109 north of I-44 and south of Hwy. 100. From 1-5 p.m., naturalists lead programs designed to illuminate the history of the area in engag-

ing and interactive ways. A family picnic is from 5-7 p.m.; guests are invited to bring food, and tables and grills are provided. Photo opportunities with Smokey Bear and the historic Missouri Department of Conservation forestry truck, and an Ozark Mountain concert from 7-9 p.m. also are featured. Admission is free, but advance registration is requested. Call 458-2236. ••• 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. ••• An outdoor showing of “The Pirates: Band of Misfits” is from 8-10 p.m. on Friday, July 12 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. The concession stand will be open, and guests are welcome to bring their own refreshments (no glass bottles). Call 5374000, or visit chesterfieldamphitheater.com. ••• A “Dive-in Movie” is from 8:30-10:30 p.m. on Friday, July 19 at the outdoor pool

at The Lodge Des Peres. Guests float on a tubes and enjoy a showing of “Happy Feet 2” (rated PG). Admission is free to members of The Lodge and $5 for other guests. Call (314) 835-6150, or visit desperesmo.org. ••• Kingdom Rock Vacation Bible School is from 9 a.m.-noon the week July 22-26 at Ivy Chapel UCC, 620 N. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. The school is open to children age 3 through fifth grade, and the cost is $25 per child. Register at ivychapel.org, or call (314) 434-4991.

LIVE PERFORMANCES The city of Ballwin hosts a concert by Sean Coray, a Ballwin native, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at New Ballwin Park. Admission is free. Visit ballwin. mo.us, or call 227-8580. ••• The city of Ellisville presents a free concert by Tim Cunningham from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Bluebird Park. Guests should bring their own seating; no glass bottles are permitted. Visit ellisville. mo.us, or call 227-9660. ••• Hillbilly Authority performs at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 28 at Historic Stovall’s Grove Rockhorse Saloon and Dance Hall, 18720 Stovall Lane in Wildwood. The group’s repertoire includes traditional country, new and southern rock, variety and some top 40. Call 405-3024, or visit stovallsgrove.com. ••• Compton Heights Band, an old-fashioned, Sousa-style band that hosts worldclass guest artists performs at 7:30 p.m. every Sunday in July at the Purser Auditorium at Logan College of Chiropractic in Chesterfield. Guest artists include the Canadian Brass (July 7), Sigrun Hjalmtysdottir “Diddu” (July 14), Buckwheat Zydeco (July 21), and Lindsay Garritson (July 28). For tickets, call (314) 776-2263, or visit chband.org. ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a performance by Abbey Road Warriors from 7-9 p.m. (park opens at 5:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 9 at Faust Park. Refreshments and candy are available for purchase; food trucks are on site with

offerings from area restaurants. Visit chesterfieldmochamber.com. ••• The city of Des Peres presents a free concert by Smash Band from 7-9:30 p.m. on Friday, July 12 at Des Peres Park. Boy Scout Troop 313 sells concessions, and guests may carry in outside food and drink. Alcohol is permitted, but glass containers are not. In the event of rain, call (314) 835-6102. ••• The Kinfolk’s Soul Food Festival is from 3-10 p.m. on Sunday, July 14 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Ticket prices range from $25 (limited time only) to $75. Visit ilovesoulfood.com, or call (888) 695-0888. ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce hosts a performance by Mirage from 7-9 p.m. (park opens at 5:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, July 16 at Faust Park. Refreshments and candy are available for purchase; food trucks are on site with offerings from area restaurants. Visit chesterfieldmochamber.com. ••• The city of Ballwin hosts a concert by Brian Bax, a 24-year-old Missouri native, from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 17 at New Ballwin Park. Admission is free. Visit ballwin.mo.us, or call 227-8580.

SPECIAL INTEREST The Green Speaker Series features a presentation by Stuart Keating, of Environmental Missouri, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, June 27 at Longview Farm Park in Town & Country. The topic is the Keystone XL Pipeline and the Alberta tar-sands oil and outlines environmental opposition. To learn more, email dirkavlmaas@gmail.com. ••• The Compton Heights Concert Band presents a lecture demonstration by Canadian Brass at 10 a.m. on Monday, July 8 at Midwest Music Conservatory, 15977 Clayton Road. A reception follows the lecture. An exhibit, “Best American Craftsman Handmade Brass Instruments,” by Michael Corrigan, designer, also is featured. Call 527-5558.

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Decades of tradition give Fritz’s ‘a difference you can taste’ custard cannot be made in a soft-serve machine By SUZANNE CORBETT “Some things are better left the old way, and frozen since custard is meant to be dipped. “A lot of people custard is one of them,” said Fritz’s Frozen Custard-West don’t understand or distinguish the difference County owner Ray Higgins, who knows that adhering to between custard and soft-serve until they taste the tradition makes great custard. “The old-fashioned way – difference and see how it’s made.” Fritz’s custard is made fresh daily and is availit’s a difference you can taste.” That taste difference is what 20 years ago inspired Ray and able in the signature vanilla along with chocolate, Debbie Higgins to open Fritz’s’ West County location along vanilla-lite and a special flavor of the day that often what then was Old Hwy. 141 and now is Meramec Station reflects seasonal changes, like summer raspberries Road. And while time has passed and the road has changed, or the fall favorite, which is pumpkin. According nothing in the custard mix has changed. Fritz’s Frozen Cus- to Fritz’s’ master “custard-tiers,” yellow cake batter tard still is made the original way using genuine, fresh ingre- has become a big hit. While specialty flavors have become popular dients, which by recipe and method is unlike ice cream. “Frozen custard is different from ice cream,” Higgins over the past 20 years, the star of the menu remains said. “Frozen custard is lower in fat. It’s also made in the Fritz’s’ Famous Turtle Sundae, a decadent concocFrench vanilla style that uses egg whites (in the recipe) that tion of original Fritz’s vanilla, caramel, hot fudge From left: Angela Kyle, Lindsay Barnes and Gene Anselmo with Debbie and Ray Higgins, owners of Fritz’s Frozen Custard-West County and pecan halves. makes it lower in cholesterol as compared to ice cream.” “The pecans set our Turtle Sundae aside from How frozen custard is churned also makes a huge difference. Fritz’s uses custom-made custard machines that others because our pecans are like no other pecan you’re years to its employees. “Our employees are like family. We have employees churn out a product with a rich, creamy texture that is going to find,” Anselmo said. “These aren’t the pecans you’ll find in the grocery store. They’re butter-roasted, who have been here 20 years, like our general manager, ready for hand-dipping. “True frozen custard is always hand-dipped,” said Fritz’s extra fancy, Georgia pecan halves we have custom-roasted Angela Kyle, and our manager, Lindsay Barnes, who both Manager Gene Anselmo, who explained that real frozen and hand-salted.” started here when they were still in high school,” Higgins Higgins gives that same level of attention to all the ingre- said. “Gene’s been here for 10 years. In fact, our average dients used to create the sundaes, concretes malts and shakes. employee stays about six years.” “All our fruits are fresh in their own natural juices – nothAs Fritz’s celebrates its 20th anniversary, its owners are Fritz’s Frozen Custard-West County ing canned,” said Higgins, rightfully proud of Fritz’s’ com- grateful for the support of those in the community and the 815 Meramec Station Road • Valley Park mitment to using only quality ingredients, such as imported surrounding area. 636-225-8737 Swiss chocolate chunks. “We don’t skimp on quality.” Summer Hours: 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. daily As Higgins said, “Thanks to our customers, we’ve Besides the quality ingredients and an extensive menu become a neighborhood hangout and a serious destination Facebook: Fritz’s Frozen Custard-West County board, Higgins credits and dedicates Fritz’s’ 20 successful for frozen custard lovers.”

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Announcement HOMES NEEdEd for feral barn cats - all spayed/neutered w/ all vaccinations. "We work for food - mice, moles, snakes, etc." For more info, call 314-413-3307. We deliver to good homes that provide adequate food and shelter. Missouri Barn Cat Program, a notfor-profit group.

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Cleaning Service 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.

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Computer Services 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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Service at your home or office for: PC problems or set-up • PC won't start or connect

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


Concrete CONCrETE grinding and polishing, apply epoxy, clean and seal exterior concrete, remove carpet and tile from concrete. Insured. Over 15 years in business. Call Matt at 314-780-5285 or email to moonlight_maint@msn.com.

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eRic'S elecTRic - Licensed, Bonded and Insured: Service upgrades, fans, can lights, switches, outlets, basements, code violations fixed, we do it all. Emergency calls & back up generators. no job too small. Competitively priced. Free Estimates. Just call 636-262-5840.

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Dr. P's Plumbing & Handyman Service. over 25 years experience. FrEE estimates. Insured. Call don 7 days a week. 314581-7485.

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.


ing west County since 1980. Springs, cables, electric openers. door replacement. Evening & weekend service available. Call 636-388-9774.

Garage Sale GaRaGe Sale: miscellaneous collectibles & furniture. grosfillex 8 piece white patio set, rainbow play Set (buyer responsible for dismantle and hauling), picnic table, lamps, kids' items and much more! don't miss out! Sat. 6-29-13, 7:30 - noon at 16443 Sundance Creek Court, wildwood, mo 63005.


Grass Cutting

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

GRaSS cUTTinG - starting at $20. Call mike at 636-795-1085.

(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, re f i n i s h i n g, re p a i r s, n e w installation, most manufacturers available. Free estimates 314843-4348, profloorstl.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.

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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.

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

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

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.


20 Years Experience

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.

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! 636-795-2627.


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314-808-3330 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. I AM INCORPORATED INC.


$75 Per Average Room Size (12'x12' Walls 3 Room Minimum)

FOR 35 YEARS Exterior Painting


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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

Licensed Landscape Architect/Designer ~ Free Estimates ~



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

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Serving West County

ittle Joe's awn and andscape

PaintinG & RePaiR 25 years Experience Fully Insured • Owner/Operator


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Remove Small Trees & Bushes

Since 1989



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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.


Prof. Lawn Mowing & Maintenance

CLEAN-UP! Trim Bushes • Sodding Retaining Walls

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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.

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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.

Ranch Homes Ranch Homes Power Washed For Power Washed For The Dirt Cheap The Dirt Cheap Price Of $95.00! Price Of $95.00! Complete Deck Complete Deck Restoration Too! Restoration Too! ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Call Mike For Your Call Mike For Your Free Bid Today! Free Bid Today!

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YONS LAWN SERVICE LGrass Cutting • Mulching • Stump Removal

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Patrick Interior Finish LLC: Specializing in interior home remodeling, carpentry, drywall, taping & painting, tile & hrdwd. flooring. over 25 years experience. no pay tIl JoB ComplEtE! Honest day's work for Honest day's pay. references available. licensed & Bonded. Call patrick at 314-415-0377.

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• Weekly Lawn Trimming • Grass clippings blown off driveway & sidewalk • Edging • Mulching ONE • Fertilization • Aerating FREE Cut w/1year • Over-seeding

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

Hourly wage PLUS commission. Generous employee discount. PT, some weekends. Will train. Computer skills needed. Call for an interview. 115 Baxter Shops

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Quad County Termite & Pest Control - Full Service Reasonable Rates. Established 1970. Serving St. Charles to Lake Saint Louis area. VAFHA Termite Inspections. Call 573-729-5924.



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17915 Pond Bridge - Chesterfield Equestrian property riding distance of Babler State Park. Updated French-Country, 1.5-story, 3c gar, circle drive, 3+/- acres. Open kit, gleaming hdwd flrs, granite countertops. Main flr mstr suite. Catherine Shaw-Connely 636.346.4960 John Shaw at 314.503.4882.


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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. D.F.


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706 Wycliffe Place Ct - Wildwood 1-1/2 story-MICELLI-BUILT CUSTOM HOME! Custom millwork floor to ceiling. 2 story great room, wall of windows, gas frpl, custom wet bar chef's delight kitchen granite countertops, 42" cabinets Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

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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.- MK for DK.

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Holy Spirit, you who make me see everything and show me the way to reach my ideals. Give me the divine gift to forgive and forget them all who have done wrong to me. I, in short dialogue, want to thank you in everything and confirm once more that I never want to be separated from you no matter how great the material desires may be. I want to be with you and my beloved one in our perpetual glory. Thanks for favors. Pray this prayer for three consecutive days without asking for wish. After third day, wish will be granted no matter how difficult. Promise to publish this dialogue as soon as your favor has been granted. - JB


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

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

2903 Saint Albans Forest Circle - Wildwood Breathtaking! From its lush 3+ acres to the interior stone walls. Hardwood floors are hand-crafted. Four gas fireplaces, turret-shaped library, two kitchens. Exquisite views! Catherine Shaw-Connely 636.346.4960 Melissa Miller at 636.346.9477.

2750 Christy Ave Grover, MO 63040 $385,000

1950 Pickfair Dr St Louis, MO 63146 $239,500

2443 Cecelia Ave St Louis, MO 63144 $650,000

6 Parkrose Ct Ballwin, MO 63011 $234,900

18502 Hawks Hill Rd Wildwood, MO 63069 $364,900

18312 Acorn Ridge Rd Wildwood, MO 63069 $365,000

501 Kingridge Dr Ballwin, MO 63011 $195,000

13115 Mill Crossing Ct #100 St Louis, MO 63141 $179,000

101 Shady Valley Dr Chesterfield, MO 63017 $679,000


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

19347 Dogwood Valley Ct AMAZING estate on private lot! 2 story, 3 +/- bd is waiting for you. Bruce Wood tile,crown molding & trim, hardwood floors & 9' ceilings. Updated kitchenSilestone counters & extra large round center island. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960 or Sheena Mulhall 636-236-7036

1551 Wildhorse Parkway Drive – Chesterfield 2sty in sought after Wild Horse Subdivision! Entry foyer with open staircase to the office/den with Bruce hardwood floors that open into the family room. Beautifully, updated half bath with NEW 18 inch tile floor and wet bar. Updated dream kitchen! Catherine Shaw-Connely 636.346.4960.

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

926 Haven Wood Dr Top quality 2 story. Wrought iron fenced back yard-backs to 14 thousand +/- acre Busch Wildlife Conservation Area. Ideal for outdoor enthusiast. Gourmet kitchen, top quality stainless appliances, 42" Cherry cabinets, center-island Call Cathy ShawConnely at 636.346.4960 or Matt Shaww at 314.503.4872.

18556 Bridlespur Estates Drive – Wildwood Equestrian lovers dream! 4bd, 4ba, 1.5sty. Complete renovation in 2010. Open kit. & dining rm, granite countertops, custom cab., 5 burner stove, 2 ovens, huge island, bar height seating. Catherine Shaw-Connely 636.346.4960 Paula Michaels at 636.575.1866.

17813 Edison Avenue, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005


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1091 wIngs | st. aLBans 15.7 acres $8,900,000 la charrette is an exquisite missouri estate with 12,000+ sq. ft. of living space. Pool/hot tub.

bird sanctuary

new price!

iron gate | pike county 100 acres $2,499,000 Handsome eolia estate offers 12,000+ sq. ft. home, 6 beds, 9 baths, separate apartment, 2 lakes & 2 barns.

10 terry hill lane | westwood 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths $1,498,000 architecturally significant mid-century modern gem renovated using the finest luxury materials.

new listing!

new price!

16512 kingspointe lake | clarkson valley 4 bedrooms, 3½ baths $825,000 stunning 1½-story home with kitchen/hearth room, great room, library, 3 fireplaces & walkout lower level.

13204 clayton road | town and country 12583 durrow ct. | town and country 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths $799,000 5 bedrooms, 4 full & 2 half baths $769,000 beautiful & private 1½ story with sun room, lower warm & inviting home with updates throughout. 2level media room & walkout to salt water pool. story great room overlooks patio & pool. Finished LL.

20 colonial hills drive | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $715,000 beautifully maintained 2 story with large great room overlooking private one-acre lot.

new listing!

new listing!

new price! 14 mcknight lane | ladue 3 bedrooms, 3½ baths $599,000 Quiet cul-de-sac, walking distance to elementary school & shopping. updated kitchen, living spaces & systems.

3440 wieda road | lonedell #3 sunnymeade | ladue 40 acres $549,900 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $519,000 this contemporary country home has something for exemplary bright cottage sits on nearly a half-acre lot & everybody! open floor plan & private master wing. has been updated & maintained by its current owner.

new price! 1015 haversham place | des peres 4 bedrooms, 2½ baths $372,500 stunning baths & a 3-season porch set this home apart. walk to all 3 kirkwood schools from this cul-de-sac.

new price!

1809 bach avenue | kirkwood 6 bedrooms, 5½ baths $975,000 picturesque 9-year-new custom home on 3 levels with top quality finishes. In-law suite. Beautiful 1-acre lot.

stark mansion | pike county 9701 ladue road | ladue 86 acres $1,200,000 6 bedrooms, 4½ baths $1,195,000 Historic home completely restored & renovated w/ gracious colonial on a 1.13-acre park-like setting w/ meticulous eye for detail. Includes lake, springs & creek. established gardens. well maintained, updated. Pool.

2365 maybrook lane | kirkwood 4 bedrooms, 4½ baths $815,000 lovely home on large lot offers generously sized rooms & open floor plan. Main floor master suite.

new price! open sunday 1-3

16441 waLnut raIL rd. | cLarkson vaLLey 5 bedrooms, 5½ baths $1,390,000 exceptional home on picturesque 3+ wooded acres backing to lake. Perfectly appointed throughout. Pool.

954 nortH sPoede rd. #4 | ladue schools 4 bedrooms, 3 baths $270,000 wonderful space. newer baths on upper & lower levels. dedicated laundry room & oversized garage.

new price! 22 ladue ridge | ladue 3 bedrooms, 2 baths $439,900 wonderfully well-built, 1950’s brick ranch on almost one acre backing to a lush, sloped & private yard.

open sunday 12-2

new listing!

17119 cambury lane | wildwood 2 bedrooms, 2½ baths $249,900 wonderful townhome in convenient location offers a large family room, screened-in deck & eat-in kitchen.

117 silo valley | wentzville 3 bedrooms, 3 baths $184,500 outstanding opportunity to own a sparkling villa in a beautiful golf course community. Move-in ready!

See all of our listings at www.dielmannsothebysrealty.com

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For a 36-month lease on a 2013 MINI Cooper Hardtop, with 3-year/36,000-mile No-Cost Maintenance.


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MINIOFSTLOUIS.COM *36-month closed-end lease offered to qualified customers by MINI Financial Services through participating MINI dealers. $2,215 cash due at signing (based on $199 first month payment, $1,291 down payment, $725 acquisition fee, and $0 security deposit. Not all customers will qualify for security deposit waiver.). Lease rate and fees based on example of a new 2013 MINI Cooper Hardtop with a MSRP of $20,950. MSRP includes automatic transmission, but excludes destination & handling fee of $795. Tax, title and dealer fees also excluded. Lessee responsible for insurance, excess wear and tear as defined in the lease contract, $0.20/mile over 10,000 miles per year and a disposition fee of $350 at lease end. Purchase option at lease end is $14,352. Subject to credit approval. Offer valid through 07/01/13 and may be combined with certain other offers. Qualified rate lock applicants must take delivery by 09/30/13. Offer not valid in Puerto Rico. All new MINI passenger cars come with MINI No Cost Maintenance standard for the first 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first starting from the original in-service date (as of April 19, that’s a savings of up to $1,350 as compared to 2013 competitive vehicles according to Edmunds.com). Models pictured in advertisements may be shown with metallic paint and/or additional accessories. Visit your authorized MINI dealer for complete details. © 2013 MINI USA, a division of BMW of North America, LLC. The MINI name, model names and logo are registered trademarks.