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The invincible lie Nothing produces more of a sense of the futility of facts than seeing someone in the mass media repeating some notion that has been refuted innumerable times over the years. On July 9, on CNN’s program “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer, commentator Gloria Borger discussed President Obama’s plan to continue the temporary extension of the tax rates established under the Bush administration – except for the top brackets, where Obama wanted the tax rates raised. Ms. Borger said, “If you’re going to lower the tax rates, where are you going to get the money from?” First of all, nobody is talking about lowering the tax rates. They are talking about whether or not to continue the existing tax rates, which are set to expire after a temporary extension. And Obama is talking about raising the tax rate on higher income earners. But when Ms. Borger asked, “where are you going to get the money from?” if you don’t raise tax rates, that assumes an automatic correlation between tax rates and tax revenues, which is demonstrably false. As far back as the 1920s, a huge cut in the highest income tax rate – from 73 percent to 24 percent – led to a huge increase in the amount of tax revenue collected by the federal government. Why? Because investors took their money out of tax shelters, where they were earning very modest rates of return, and put their money into the productive economy, where they could earn higher rates of return, now that those returns were not so heavily taxed. This was the very reason why tax rates were cut in the first place – to get more revenue for the federal government. The same was true, decades later, during the John F. Kennedy administration. Similar reasons led to tax rate cuts during the Ronald Reagan administration and the George W. Bush administration. All of these presidents – Democrat and Republican alike – made the same argument for tax rate reductions that had been made in the 1920s, and the results were similar as well. Yet the invincible lie continues to this day that those who oppose high tax rates on high incomes are doing so because they want to reduce the taxes paid by high income earners, in hopes that their increased prosperity will “trickle down” to others.

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letters to the editor The fate of Obamacare To the Editor: Obamacare will very likely turn out to be the same sort of ill-conceived federal program that we have seen in the past such as Great Society, War on Poverty, War on Drugs, Department of Education, etc. There is never any way of measuring success. They just grow bigger and more expensive and less effective. I knew when Obama was elected and he had a majority in Congress, the Democrats were going to force nationalized health care on us and it would be a trainwreck. That being said, I believe we got Obama and Obamacare because of the failures of the Republican party. (I have almost always voted Republican.) Those are too numerous to go into except that they had to know health care was becoming a serious issue for many families. I will never understand why they let that issue fester into becoming a major issue for Obama. It isn’t right that if you lose a job or have a pre-existing condition, you may be out-of-luck in trying to obtain insurance. A major illness can bankrupt people who have saved all their lives. The Republicans have never really addressed this in an effective way and they left that open for Obama to exploit. As bad as this law is, there are many, many people who were happy to see it passed and upheld. I am not one of them but I understand how they can feel that way. Ed Giesler Ellisville

that Americans seem to love to consume. I commend the current administration for taking this most important first step in health care reform – it has been such a long time coming. And I commend the Supreme Court for upholding the decisions made by the hard work of so many good people. I am sure the Affordable Care Act as currently on the table is not perfect and I am equally as confident it is in dire need of some major tweaking – I mean really, what major piece of reform in the past 100 years was perfect? I also know this – as I walk the streets and as I talk to people in dire need of health care from all walks of life and from up and down the ladder of income or social status – there seems to be a collective sigh of relief with what has taken place to date with this piece of reform and great hope for what is to come down the road. That makes me feel good. I also know that every time I hear a serious leader or wannabe leader make the statement to the effect that he or she will not rest or do anything else with his or her life until the Affordable Care Act is repealed, I have a sickening feeling in my stomach and a serious concern for the way our leaders think today – such an infantile approach to leadership. I am not a political guy. I am a believer that we must all look out for each other. We should be ready and willing to lend a helping hand to our neighbors, and we must break from the intense greed that is bringing our country to its knees. I also believe in taking the most expeditious road to providing the best health care options for all citizens and I am elated that the Supreme Court voted to uphold the Affordable Care Act. We have a foundation in place – however weak some may think it is – now, let us adjust, let us build, let us mold and let us tweak – and then let us move forward – that is how we built this great country. Ronald J. Unterreiner Chesterfield

To the Editor: With regard to your request for comments from West County residents relative to the recent Supreme Court Decision, I wish to weigh in – probably should not, but I am going to. First, let me clearly state I really have little idea as to the full extent of the Affordable Care Act or its impact on the majority of society or the country – of course, neither do most people including those yelling the loudest, so ignorance does not seem to Baxter Road: be a disqualifier for comments. improvement or chaos? What I do know is this – it is and always will be impossible to pass any sort of To the Editor: reform involving health care in this counI returned from vacation to find Baxter try that will be accepted by members of Road closed from Country Ridge to Clayboth political parties or the overwhelming mont Estates Drive. I happen to live on majority of citizens given the control of the Country Ridge, east of Baxter, and the major health care providers, the insurers, only way to get to Clayton Road and back and the manufacturers of the many drugs is via Schoettler or to meander through

Editor’s note: According to St. Louis County, Baxter Road will reopen in mid-September. (Photo submitted by Chris M.)

Claymont Estates. This “improvement” is scheduled to last three months! There are no detour signs anywhere. The only signs announce “Road Closed.” Someone (I presume a resident) has thoughtfully put up a cardboard sign “Dead End” at the intersection of Baxter and Claymont Estates (east side of Baxter). This leaves one option, go west on Claymont Estates Drive. I see a lot of cars following one another, then turning round. If you are lucky enough to negotiate your way to Isleview you will find a “Road Closed” sign and a hand written cardboard sign “Baxter Road” with an arrow (see photo). I complained about the lack of signage to the city of Chesterfield and was told to phone St. Louis County who, in turn, referred me to project manager Paul Sneed. Mr. Sneed was most unconcerned. Apparently, I am one of many people who have complained, but St. Louis County has no intention of doing anything! He said it was decided months ago that no detour signs were required and the aforementioned “Baxter Road” sign with arrow was the only sign needed. How ridiculous! He claimed that going through Claymont Estates subdivision only took 4.5 minutes and then rattled off a myriad of street names: Country Ridge, Parasol, Strollways, Isleview, Denwoods and Claymont Estates Drive. You really have to know your way around to negotiate this subdivision! I tested the time, mileage and direction of the one sign. Here’s how: From Baxter and Claymont Estates Drive, assuming you can find your way to Isleview, follow

the direction of the arrow. You will wind around, but don’t give up. Keep going in the direction it pointed and it will eventually take you the intersection of Country Ridge and Fairway Bend. The continuation on Fairway Bend is signed “No Outlet” so you make the choice of turning left or right on Country Ridge. (The first time I went right and ended up at Clarkson). My second trip I went left; it went to Baxter. Mr. Sneed claims he drives the speed limit. My second trip took 10 minutes and is a detour of three miles one way. There is actually a shorter route, but it definitely needs signage. It seems to me that St. Louis County and Mr. Sneed are making life as difficult as they possibly can for drivers. It’s chaotic enough having all this construction (which I understand will continue until December), surely a few helpful cardboard signs won’t break the budget! Chris M. Chesterfield

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It’s been a long time coming The completion of Route 141 sparked decades of memories for Tom Shaw, founder of Tom Shaw Realtors, and considered by many to be one of the “fathers of West County.” Indeed, a conversation with Shaw brings up dozens of references to plots of land sold for this development or that and names of residents, business owners and politicians who helped to shape West County. Perhaps no project gives Shaw more satisfaction than seeing the completion of the Route 141/Page-Olive Connector. The roadway represents more than 30 years of planning, negotiating and plain hard work, but, as Shaw points out, the need for Hwy. 141 as a south-north corridor began almost half a century ago. Here are his thoughts of the significance of this vital new roadway. ••• Somewhere I have the original county road map from the 60s. Do you know where Green Trails subdivision is? Originally, Page Avenue was projected to go directly through Green Trails subdivision, right under the dam. It was going to cause a lot of damage to a lot of areas out here and there really was no reason for it. The county suggested that an alternative was Page going into St. Charles County and not going through Green Trails. Of course, that’s what happened, but people don’t realize how long these things are in planning and how long it takes to get these things done. The location of Hwy. 141 was cast in

concrete 30 years ago. The original home and business owners who purchased in West County knew that Hwy. 141 was going to be built, but the new owners did not know and they protested. I brought a girl to the opening – Mrs. Hattie Katzman. She’s lived in the area 40-plus years and she was one of the few residents that didn’t complain about Hwy. 141. She even convinced others to embrace the idea. Everybody is always afraid of change. What homeowners need to do is ask questions. These roads are planned, were planned long ago, to help the community. One of the things people seem to overlook is the traffic congestion on I-270. Hwy. 141 was planned to help relieve some of that congestion. It offers an alternative route to I-270. On the other side of the river Hwy. 94 does the same thing. They complement each other, but the mindset of too many people is ‘that road is not my community.’ That type of thinking is wrong. Hwy. 141 benefits both St. Louis and St. Charles counties, just as Hwy. 94, when its done, will benefit both, and Route 364, which connects to both, does. You know when you see all this traffic moving west it reminds me of when we used to take the Crows Nest streetcar line all the way out to Creve Coeur Lake. People would hop on the street car with a basket of Sunday picnic food and head west. Today, we live where we picnicked – and these roads take us home.

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News Br iefs BALLWIN Third heat-related death in St. Louis County The death of an 89-year-old Ballwin man was confirmed on July 17 as the third heat-related death in St. Louis County this summer. The medical examiner’s office reported that the temperature in the victim’s brick home in the 400 block of Monticello Drive was 91 degrees and that the air conditioning was not working properly. The victim, who lived alone, was last seen by neighbors on July 15. Neighbors called police on July 17 because they were concerned about him. During periods of extreme heat, the Saint Louis County Health Department strongly urges caution and common sense, including the use of an air conditioner and checking frequently on elderly neighbors, friends and family members. Older people cannot always sense the heat as well as younger people, and, therefore, may not be as aware of the danger. The health department also advises seeking medical care in the event of dizziness and nausea, especially if these symptoms are accompanied by hot, flushed skin, and if normal sweating stops. These symptoms may be signs of heat stroke, a potentially fatal condition. In light of the area’s recent extreme temperatures and local heat-related deaths, the Ballwin Police Department would like to remind its residents of the R –U – OK Program. Enrolled residents receive a daily automated phone call at their specified time. If the call is not answered, police are sent to the residence to check the welfare of the participant. Elderly or disabled residents, or family members of such, are encouraged to take advantage of the free service. Enrollment requires completing a brief form that can be obtained in person at the Ballwin Police Station, or on the city’s website (, or by calling Ballwin Communications at 227-2941. This program is also available to Man-

chester residents as a result of the ongoing police communications partnership with the Ballwin Police Department.

City approves transfer of transportation improvements The Ballwin Board of Aldermen on July 16 unanimously passed a temporary irrevocable license agreement related to transportation improvements at Kehrs Mill and Clarkson roads. Included in these improvements are sidewalks, landscaping and a landmark water feature installed as part of the Schnucks development project and transferred to the city. Schnucks fully insures the improvements, therefore, no liability transfers to the city. The water feature was described as similar to the one located on the east side of Chesterfield City Hall, although smaller in scope. Water will fall over the words “City of Ballwin” and will be collected in a selfrecycling basin. Maintenance costs associated with the water feature and improvement will be taken care of by the Transportation Development District (TDD) established at the onset of the Schnucks development project. The water feature is expected to operate seven days per week, with the exception of the “freeze season.”

Kehrs Mill Road resurfacing contract awarded L. Krupp Construction of Ellisville was awarded the contract to resurface Kehrs Mill Road by a unanimous decision of the Ballwin Board of Aldermen on July 16. City administrator Bob Kuntz noted that Krupp had offered the lowest bid. The project will result in lane closures and redirection. Paving is expected to take place at low traffic times, but will not take place at night due to the noise associated with the process. Kuntz said he hoped the project could begin in mid-August, but that MoDOT has to concur with the plan before any work can

be done. The project was originally proposed for earlier in the summer, but was delayed by right-of-way easement negotiations. The contract length is three months and is estimated to be ample time to complete the project. Sidewalks will be completed first, followed by two weeks of paving (8-10 days), weather permitting. No utility or sewer relocations are anticipated. A retaining wall will have to be built along the Barn at Lucerne property to allow for sidewalk construction, Kuntz said.

MANCHESTER Missouri American Water replaces 40-year-old pipe Missouri American Water crews are replacing about 470 feet of a 6-inch diameter water main along Tree Hill Court from Le Manns Drive. to the end of the cul-desac of Tree Hill Court. The replacement work began the week of July16 and is slated for completion in August. The project will replace a water line that is approximately 40 years old with new 8-inch and 6-inch diameter pipe. The work is part of Missouri American Water’s proactive water main replacement program, designed to identify and replace water lines that are at the end of their useful lives. Drivers may notice some closures of the northbound lane of Tree Hill Court during the projected one-month construction. When possible, lane closures will be timed to minimize disruption of rush hour traffic.

MONARCH Citizen awards and presentations The Monarch Fire Protection District will present citizen life saver awards and certificates at its Board meeting on July 23. The presentations will be at district headquarters, located at 13725 Olive Blvd., and will begin at 7 p.m. The Citizen Life Saver Award will be presented to: • Scott Whitbeck, of Holtec Gas Systems, who on Feb. 6, performed life-saving CPR on his co-worker until arrival of paramedics. • Tyler Muchnick, who on March 19 reentered his burning house three times to

save his friend, who was badly burned and collapsed while trying to escape. Muchnick moved the victim from the burning house into the garage, and flagged down neighbors and passersby for help. Citizen Life Saver Certificates of Recognition will be presented to: • Will Steffen and Paul Knight, who assisted Muchnick in moving his friend from the garage to the outside before fire department arrival. Each of the recipients acted with more concern for those they were helping than for their own well-being.

Golf tournament scheduled The 10th annual golf tournament sponsored by Monarch Fire Protection District firefighters and paramedics will be held Aug. 20 at The Landings at Spirit Golf Club. The shotgun start for the four-person scramble is at 12:30 p.m. Entry fee is $100 per person, or $400 per team, with proceeds going to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. Since the event began, it has raised some $120,000 for MS, according to Chris Gelven, tournament spokesman. The event includes lunch, dinner and beverages as well as green fees, carts and prizes for the top teams in each of two flights. Prizes also will be awarded for the longest drive, closest to the pin on the course’s four par 3 holes and the tournament’s putting contest. There are special awards for a hole-in-one on any of the par 3s, including a grand prize of a personal watercraft on one of the holes. Prizes and items included in a silent auction are donated by businesses in the Monarch district. Again this year, Lisa’s Texas BBQ and Catering is donating its services for the event. The tournament is limited to 36 teams and sign-up is on a first-come, first-served basis. More information is available by calling (314) 494-7832 or emailing gelven.c@

Request for legal fee documentation made Legal fees have been a frequent issue for the Monarch Fire Protection District

Ellisville retiree The Ellisville City Council on July 18 honored and recognized Katie Huffmon, finance clerk for Ellisville, who is retiring. Mayor Adam Paul said Huffmon has worked for the city since 1992 and praised her for her many contributions, loyalty and friendship to the city. “It has been my pleasure that God allowed me the opportunity to cross Katie Huffmon was recognized July 18 for her years of service to the city of Ellisville. so many paths with so many beautiful, wonderful people and that I’ve gotten the opportunity to share my life and their lives with me,” Huffmon said. “I truly love this city. I’ve raised my children here, and I will continue to be in this community.”

Case closed The Monarch Fire Protection District Board has issued an apology to three firefighters/paramedics because they were linked publicly in connection to an investigation into the leaking of confidential documents. Signed by current Board members, the letter of apology to Capt. Andy Stecko, Capt. Chris Gelven and Jon Shoop, the district’s supervisor of emergency medical services, notes that the investigation began in early in 2010 when it was found the contents of supposedly secure documents had been disseminated. The three employees, as well as other

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Emergency Response Mutual Aid Agreement proposed Plans are in the works for Chesterfield, Ballwin and Ellisville to enter into a Public Works Emergency Response Mutual Aid Agreement. The three municipalities have drafted a proposed agreement that would establish a relationship in which each could count on the other two for shared resources in the event of a natural or technological disaster. Chesterfield director of planning and public works, Mike Geisel, said the shared resources could range from “something as simple as borrowing a message board or using a salt conveyor” to “something more critical like heavy equipment.” The agreement states that each city’s first responsibility is to its own citizens and it does not impose on any city an unconditional obligation to share resources. “The key component here is that the agreement does not create an obligation to share, but creates the opportunities to cooperate and share,” said Geisel. The initial agreement would include Chesterfield, Ballwin and Ellisville, but Geisel said the ultimate goal is to expand the agreement to municipalities on a regional basis.

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Ken Suelthaus, left, for MoDOT and St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley aided by Sheryl Hodges cut the ribbon on the new Route 141/Page-Olive Connector. (West Newsmagazine photo)

By KATE UPTERGROVE On July 14, families with toddlers on trikes as well as serious bikers, walkers and runners took to the virgin pavement of the newly constructed Route 141/Page-Olive Connector. It was a day long awaited not only by the people who live along the corridor, but also by the commuters who now see some relief in their daily commute. “I’m hoping to shave seven minutes off my drive time,” said Erin Phelan as she waited for the ribbon-cutting ceremony to begin.

Phelan, who lives in Bridgeton currently takes a circuitous route to her job in Chesterfield. She is looking forward to being able to use the Maryland Heights Expressway and Page-Olive Connector as her new thoroughfare. Maryland Heights Mayor Mike Moeller said creating easy access across St. Louis county is exactly what was hoped for when construction for the Maryland Heights Expressway began in 2002. But the hope associated with the Hwy. 141 project began

decades before. Ed Hassinger, MoDOT St. Louis District Engineer, explained that Hwy. 141 is a road MoDOT has been working on for the last 30 years. Hassinger shared emcee duties with Sheryl Hodges, director of St. Louis County Hwy.s and Traffic. When it came time for her to speak, Hodges pulled out a “Finish the Job” button and asked, “Do you remember these?” The buttons were part of a past push to get the Route 141/Page-Olive Connector project finished. “Today, all I can say is ‘We got the job done,’” Hodges said. From Interstate 55 in the south to Route 370 in the north, Hwy. 141 spans 25 miles. “Think about that,” exclaimed St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley. “This is a game changer for St. Louis County in the 21st century. This is going to change lives.” One of those people whose life will change is Grace Nichols, commissioner of the Missouri Hwy.s and Transportation Commission. “I have a lot of stake in this project,” Nichols declared, “because I live in St. Charles County and I need to get to places in St. Louis County.” The St. Louis County/St. Charles County connection is one of the reasons why the Route 141/Page-Olive Connector project has been so important to members of civic organization Progress 64 West. Dan Human, secretary of Progress 64

West, explained that one of the primary purposes underpinning the formation of the organization 25 years ago was to support the development of essential community infrastructure and especially crucial transportation systems along the Interstate 64 corridor from Interstate 270 to Interstate 70. “Hwy. 141 is such an essential element of that infrastructure linking the 64 corridor and north St. Louis County and St. Charles County. During its entire existence Progress 64 West has promoted and urged the importance and necessity of finishing Hwy. 141 as a critical link between I-64 and I-70 and MO 364 (Page Avenue) and MO 370,” Human said. Echoing the sentiments of all involved with the project, Human added, “We are thrilled with the cooperation between all the government bodies it took to make this happen. This spirit of cooperation is a big part of Progress 64 West.” Hattie Katzman, who Progress 64 West member Tom Shaw described as the “first resident who didn’t oppose the Route 141/ Olive-Page Connector project,” said of the new roadway, “It means everything to have it open.” “I’m so thrilled,” Katzman said. “It was horrible the way Olive backed up. People sitting 30 minutes in their cars, stuck in traffic, wasting gas.” With the roadway opened, Katzman looks forward to traffic flowing freely. See ROUTE 141, page 14

Ellisville delays vote for a Walmart conditional use permit By SARAH WILSON After hours of discussing logistics for a new Walmart that is coming to Ellisville, the Ellisville City Council on July 18 postponed its decision to allow for a conditional use permit. The plan previously was approved by the Council to receive tax increment financing for the new structure. A conditional use permit is required because the store would exceed 50,000 square feet, would have multiple tenant space, would have a structure of more than 30 feet in height with a drive-through and because it includes a liquor license. Residents, councilmembers and business owners expressed their opinions during the nearly four-hour meeting and asked questions to Walmart representatives in regard to the site, which

included noise, increased traffic, crime, dioxin contamination and environmental concerns. “You might understand why us as residents are a little worried about the total change,” resident Mick Cahill said. “I’m not against the project. I just want you to understand that there are people living right on the other side of this vinyl fence.” Resident John Hoffman said he thinks it is going to be a “traffic nightmare,” and resident Barb Ellebrecht said that the project is too tall, too big and lacks the appropriate buffers. She also said it injures the property values and quality of life of the surrounding properties. “Does the City Council fully expect to enforce those codes or is it just a casual suggestion?” Ellebrecht asked. “Can res-

idents and property owners count on the city to abide by the code or at least only allow minor alterations? These questions are being asked by those who live on the property next to this building.” The Council asked the Walmart representatives if they were still willing to open the store if it does not get permission to be open 24 hours or have a liquor license. The representatives said they would expand the size of their sound wall but insisted on the hours and the liquor license. They also requested that the time allowed for delivery trucks to enter and leave the property be extended from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The development will force residents in the Clarkchester Apartments out of their homes, but the developer, Sansone Group, decided it would double the

minimum cash benefit it is required to provide by law for Clarkchester Apartments residents from $1,000 to $2,000. Sansone and Walmart also completed preliminary engineering work and refined their estimated project costs, resulting in a reduction of the size of the public subsidy. The developer will not pursue either a transportation development district (TDD) or a community improvement district (CID), which will save $4.2 million in public funds – $2.1 million each for the TDD and the CID. It also will reduce the Walmart sales tax by 2 percent. Given the fact that there were still unanswered questions regarding the specifics of the Walmart project, the Council decided to postpone its conditional usevote until Aug. 15.

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The party’s over for Chesterfield hosts By CAROL ENRIGHT The Chesterfield City Council passed by a vote of 6-1 on July 16 an ordinance that would make it easier for law enforcement and the city prosecutor to punish adults who host parties where underage drinking or drug use is present. City officials said the ordinance simply pulls together pieces of existing ordinances that the city has been using to prosecute and fine individuals for allowing unruly gatherings at their homes. However, the new ordinance clearly states that adults who allow underage drinking in their homes – whether they are aware of the activity or not – could now face more than the standard municipal fine. They could be held responsible for the costs of sending responders, such as police and paramedics, to the scene. Prior to the vote, Chesterfield resident Karl Daubel spoke in opposition. “I think that it’s (a) bad law for my friends, my neighbors and the citizens of Chesterfield,” said Daubel. While Daubel called efforts to crack down on alcohol and drug use among minors “a rather good idea,” he said the ordinance has “taints of copycat law.” “Because others are doing it, we’re going to have zero tolerance,” Daubel said. The Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition approached Chesterfield and eight other municipalities in the Rockwood School District last fall to encourage them to toughen up their existing parental responsibility ordinances. Because the coalition receives federal grant money, Daubel contended that ordinance, and others like it, “raises the federal budget.” Daubel also disagreed with the ordinance holding adults responsible for parties at their homes, even if they are not present. “This law says if it happens while we’re away, the property owner gets stuck

anyway,” Daubel said. Nancy Bengtson, a Clarkson Valley resident and member of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, spoke in favor of the ordinance. Clarkson Valley and Wildwood have already adopted ordinances similar to the one Chesterfield passed. “Those of us that are raising teenagers know that it is difficult,” said Bengtson. “But if we have somebody to support us and we have some backing from law enforcement, it helps us be able to be good parents by saying, ‘We know it’s illegal. You can’t go to those parties, because … the parents could get in trouble.’” Bengtson said she knows Chesterfield residents who were fined for hosting parties where minors were drinking, but didn’t take it seriously because the fines weren’t that steep. “I think if we address it as we have in Clarkson Valley and as Wildwood has, where the fees for the first responders are billed to the parents, perhaps they might pay a little more attention than they do to fines that are being levied now,” Bengtson said. Renee Heney, director of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition, thanked the Council for being proactive in its efforts to prevent underage drinking. “It is a problem, not just in Chesterfield, but throughout the country,” Heney said. “So until the problem goes away, being proactive seems to make a lot of sense.” Earl Barge, a Chesterfield resident who is a member of the Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition and the Chesterfield Alliance for Positive Youth, also spoke in the favor the ordinance. Barge said he spent 25 years working in corrections, probation and parole before retiring. “I saw what underage drinking or alcohol abuse does to kids, does to the families,” Barge said. “I’m for anything that helps reduce underage drinking.”

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camp to take place in a pre-ribbon cutting walk on the road. When asked why, she explained, “Because this is a once in a lifetime experience. When I have kids, I’ll be able to tell them that I walked on this road when it was brand new.” The $61 million Page-Olive Connector was funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ($20 million) and the city of Maryland Heights ($5 million), in addition to $36 million in St. Louis County funds. KCI Construction was general contractor on the two-year project, which began in the summer of 2010. MoDOT’s $65 million Route 141 relocation project was the final piece in its Hwy. 141 corridor project. Fred Weber Inc. served as contractor for the Route 141 project.

Commuters won’t be able to fully appreciate all four lanes of the roadway – from I-55 to Route 370 – until mid-August when the section between the Parkway Central School campus and Ladue Road, as well as the currently closed section of Woods Mill Road between Ladue Road and St. Luke’s Hospital, reopens following completion of the new Ladue Road/Route 141 connection.Until that time, there will be no direct connection between Ladue Road and Woods Mill Road. Still, the completion of the Route 141/ Page-Olive Connector was a momentous occasion that drew spectators of all ages. Erin Brozek, 11, of Creve Coeur, chose to miss the first several hours of Girl Scout




Chesterfield forming task force to assess needs of older adults By CAROL ENRIGHT The city of Chesterfield is moving forward with plans to form an older adult advisory task force. Eight Chesterfield residents, two from each ward, would comprise the task force. All would be representative of the target population, and some would have expertise in senior services or gerontology. The 2010 Census showed that 36 percent of Chesterfield residents are over the age of 55, and another 23 percent are between 40 and 54 years of age. To better assess the needs of its growing senior population, the city placed a 30-question survey in its December 2011 Chesterfield Citizen newsletter and on its website. More than half of the 434 respondents were over the age of 65. Results show that 73 percent of the respondents think Chesterfield is a good place to retire. Overall, the respondents expressed a desire for more organized opportunities to socialize and participate in activities. The task force would address this need by recommending educational and social activities that best serve the population. These could range from social outings and events to computer and financial planning classes. In addition to surveying citizens,

city staff researched what surrounding cities provide to their senior residents. A sampling of these findings include providing transportation, organizing trips to the local attractions and sporting events, movie screenings, book and garden clubs, Tai Chi and dancing classes, legal services and blood pressure screening. Libbey Malberg-Tucker, assistant city administrator for community services and economic development, said the city also is considering establishing a senior adult resource center at City Hall that seniors could access to learn about quality services within the city and county. As an example, Tucker said she recently received a call from an elderly woman who had signed a contract with a roofing company and called to check if the vendor had a license. “There’s a resource guide that the county has already done that pre-approves those kinds of vendors,” said Tucker. She added that a senior resource center would help seniors avoid being “taken” by unscrupulous vendors. City staff said the task force is a way to “test the waters” and determine the needs of its older population before creating a citizen committee.

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Central County Emergency 911 seeks to expand operations By JIM ERICKSON Three St. Louis County fire protection districts are weighing a contract proposal calling for the Central County Emergency 911 dispatching operation in Ellisville to handle their emergency calls. Central County’s Board of Directors has asked the Pattonville Fire Protection District, West Overland EMS and Fire Protection District and the Robertson Fire Protection District for a response by Sept. 4. However, that date is not a strict deadline, said Vincent Loyal, chief of the Metro West Fire Protection District and head of Central County’s expansion subcommittee. The proposal to expand Central County’s service area comes three months after a proposed merger between Central County and the North Central Fire Alarm dispatch center was shelved when a New Jersey consulting firm said the move was not financially feasible. Central County handles 911 calls and dispatching of fire and EMS responders for eight fire protection districts and munici-

palities and an ambulance service in West County. North Central does similar work for 17 similar agencies in central and northern St. Louis County, including the three targeted in the latest Central County proposal. Loyal noted the latest move is not a merger but a proposal to provide dispatching services on a contract basis to the three districts. He said the additional work load of about 7,500 calls annually could be handled without making staff or infrastructure changes. While declining to mention specific figures, he said the proposal calls for the three districts to pay a cost based on a tax rate on the assessed value of property in the districts, as opposed to a flat amount. If all or any of the three districts accept the Central County proposal, the move likely will have an adverse impact on North Central’s financial position. North Central now handles about twice the number of emergency calls that Central County receives with an operating budget that’s considerably smaller.

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Wildwood P&Z postpones BP liquor license decision again By SARAH WILSON A request for a BP gas station in Wildwood to obtain a liquor license has stirred some controversy among residents in the area, bringing dozens of people out for Planning and Zoning meetings on June 18 and July 16. Allowing alcohol would most likely change the city’s master plan. Since 1998, the owner of the store on multiple occasions has requested to amend the city’s master plan to allow for the expansion of the property as well as to amend the ordinance that currently prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages. However, the request has always been denied. The BP is located at the intersection of Wildwood Horse Creek Road and Route 109, in an area that is designated by the city of Wildwood as Non-Urban Residential, which does not allow any commercial uses. The BP predates the incorporation of Wildwood and as such its use and any related requests relating to the property are considered nonconforming relative to the city’s master plan. Joe Vujnich, director of planning and parks, said the master plan is intended to provide a high degree of expectation to residents, business owners and others about future land use, and if the plan is constantly changed, no resident or other entity can be assured these changes will not negatively impact them and their investment. However, Karim Abdian, co-owner of the BP location and petitioner of the request, said if the city does not grant his business the license, it might have to shut down. “Today the market conditions have changed,” Abdian said. “Every store sells beer, and we cannot compete as a result of this decision.” He said his business is struggling and has no other ways to increase its revenue. “We ask the city to support us, to help us. … We have every right to compete. … If we’re not responsible, take us away,” Abdian said. However, Lynn Wallis, owner of the property, said this is not about making money or losing money. “It’s really about moving forward and allowing a business to be competitive, to be fair and not to pick one business over another,” she said. “I understand this city has a master plan, and I commend the city for putting that together for the betterment of the community as a whole, but nothing is perfect and nothing is forever.” Residents in attendance at the Planing and Zoning meeting on July 16 were mostly opposed to the change and were concerned about the master plan. Judy Sahm said it is a promise to all the residents for what can happen in the neighborhood.

“If you start making changes there, that promise is gone,” she said. Resident John Gragnani said if the master plan is changed, the other corners on the intersection also are subject to change, which means Abdian could find himself in competition with another convenience store. “This is one small cog in a gigantic wheel, and we can’t knock off a whole lot of gears to fix one little cog,” Gragnani said. Councilmember Larry McGowen (Ward 1), because he had displayed his support for Abdian’s business at the previous Planning and Zoning meeting, said residents expressed concerns that he may not support the master plan. “I clearly support our city’s master plan,” McGowen said. “What I had asked for at the last public hearing was for us to explore further, if need be, the possibility of whether or not there is a way to accommodate the change that the Abdian family has requested without it being necessary for us to have to change our master plan. “I do think it is every business person’s right in this country to seek whatever profitability they are able to legally achieve by operating their business in a legal manner, and I look at this situation where Mr. Abdian and his family, I don’t think, are asking for anything more than that opportunity, the opportunity to compete on a level playing field with their competitors.” Questioned whether it is possible to obtain a liquor license without changing the master plan, Ron Golterman, city attorney, said “the short answer is yes.” He said there is a way to approve a liquor license without changing the master plan but he wanted to discuss it with the department before telling the commission about it. Mayor Tim Woerther made a motion to vote on the request based on the information report; however, Vujnich interrupted the process and said that the discussion was unsettling to the department because he was no more knowledgeable about Golterman’s plan than anyone else. “Not a good position for your director of planning,” Vujnich said. “It’s been described as finding a backdoor way to allow beer and wine sales here, and that phrase doesn’t sit well either. “If we do it, we should do it not with the inclination to find the back door or the way to beat the system. We should do it with full awareness of both what we’re doing and why we’re doing it.” Woerther’s motion to move ahead with a decision was voted down on a vote of 3-7. The commission then voted 8-2 to postpone the vote until they learn all the information. The next meeting is on Aug. 6.




Ballwin awards solar panel contract despite concern about bid process By KATE UPTERGROVE During a Board meeting that called into question the Ballwin bid process, the Ballwin Board of Aldermen on a vote of 4-2 accepted a bid from StraightUp Solar to install a 60.84 kW solar array on the gymnasium roof of The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. The solar panel bid process was first called into question during the public comment portion of the Board meeting when Emily Martin, president of Aschinger Electric Company, and Mark Lopata, president of Microgrid Energy, stepped to the podium to speak. “It is our contention that the recommendation to award this contract to StraightUp Solar is not awarding to the lowest bidder,” Martin said. Pursuant to the installation of the solar panels, competing companies were asked to provide a proposal for the installation of a 40 kW array. “That’s what was asked for and that’s what we did,” Martin maintained. StraightUp Solar, Brightergy Solar, Prost Builders Inc. and Big Bend Electric also offered bids for the 40 kW array, but those companies also offered alternative bids for systems ranging in size from 44 kW to 67.6 kW. Jerry Klein, Ballwin’s code enforcement supervisor, explained that the RFP (request for proposal) was issued based on solar system installation costs in Novmber of 2011. At that time, Klein said it appeared the largest system the city could approve, given grant funding from the state of Missouri and Ameren UE, was a 40 kW system. “Based on a 40 kW system,” Lopata said, “we end up being the lowest responsive bid.” However, a clause in the RFP allows the city to choose the bid that best meets the needs of the city regardless of whether it is the lowest responsive bid. And Klein maintained that in this case the city’s needs were best met by StraightUp Solar’s bid of $178,060 for a 60.84 kW system. “You wanted the most value for the dollars captured by the grant,” City Administer Bob Kuntz said. Although several Board members called the bid process into question, time ultimately won out – not only the desire to continue the meeting, but also the need to get the solar panels installed, approved and paid for by Aug. 30 in order to qualify for the state grant funds. “We’ve been trying to get an amendment for our state grant for the last eight months,” Klein said. “If we don’t take this bid, we have no time to rebid this.” Mayor Tim Pogue expressed concern about “how this bid process went down,” but even Lopata suggested that the Board move forward with their decision.

Lopata noted that StraightUp Solar was a good company and would do a fine job for the city. He recommended that the city make their decision and move forward, noting that it can take Ameren up to 90 days to approve such projects. Alderman Frank Fleming (Ward 3) who, as he examined the RFP paperwork, wondered, “What would the ordinary person reading this take away from this RFP,” said, “I think we have to look at this again, but I have to take the recommendation of staff because they’ve been closer to this than I have.”

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West County author pens ‘September Hope: American Side of a Bridge Too Far’ By JIM ERICKSON late Dr. Charles Johnson, whom McManus An interest in sports in his younger days considers his mentor. led John McManus to conclude he wanted Events since then strongly suggest the a career in sports broadcasting. decision was a good one. Now 46, he is an “I loved sports from an early age,” said associate professor of history at Missouri McManus, who lives in West County. University of Science and Technology at Born in Detroit but a St. Louis-area Rolla and an acclaimed author of a number resident since the age of 2 when his family of books on U.S military history. moved here, he and his dad became fans His latest literary effort, “September of the Blues and the football and baseball Hope: The American Side of a Bridge Too Cardinals and frequently attended games. Far,” already has received a number of A Chaminade graduate, McManus found favorable reviews. he also enjoyed writing and, while at the The book tells the story of Operation University of Missouri-Columbia, worked Market-Garden, a plan strongly pushed by as many history courses into his schedule British Gen. Bernard Montgomery three as possible when he discovered an interest months after World War II’s D-Day invain that subject as well. sion as a quick way to end the fighting in By the time he had earned a journalism Europe. The strategy called for making a degree at Mizzou, his career goals had lightning strike deep behind enemy lines changed dramatically. and capturing bridges that would open a “I did an internship at KMOX Radio and path through the north German plains for worked for a while at an ad agency,” he said, an armored assault toward Berlin. Suc“but I realized a career in broadcasting was cess, Montgomery argued, could end the sort of a crapshoot and figured that hard war by Christmas. work and initiative in history, which I had Despite initial misgivings, Gen. Dwight come to love, would be more satisfying.” Eisenhower, the commander of Allied Forces, He returned to school, earned a master’s ultimately approved the plan. McManus degree in American history at Mizzou and a describes the move as the worst decision Ike doctorate in American and military history made during his wartime leadership. from the University of Tennessee where he “Eisenhower was an excellent commander, worked with noted military historian, the but no one is perfect,” McManus observed.

“Market-Garden was a doozy of an error, not only because the operation itself failed but because it had a great impact on other Allied forces by stripping them of the vehicles and other supplies they needed to continue their advances elsewhere.” The story was told in an earlier book, “A Bridge too Far,” by Cornelius Ryan, and an epic movie of the same name that featured an all-star cast. “Like many people, I saw the movie (it came out in 1977) and later read the book,” McManus said. “But the book and the movie focus primarily on the British. What hadn’t been looked at all that closely was the American role in that battle. As an historian, I felt it was a story that needed to be told. “I like to tell about military history from the standpoint of those who lived it – soldiers and civilians alike. That’s much more compelling than an antiseptic collection of facts and figures – the things that make some think history is boring.” In addition to research done in Europe, McManus’ investigations included records in the National Archives, papers of Gen. James Gavin and Ryan’s voluminous notes now kept at Ohio University. McManus and his wife, Nancy, an audiologist at Mercy Hospital, live between Manchester and Des Peres near the homes

West County resident, historian and author John McManus has a personal library filled with books on U.S. military history. His latest book was published last month and has drawn critical acclaim. (West Newsmagazine photo)

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Bu llet i n Boa rd Scoring scholarships For the past 13 years, Ted Matkin, a retired minister in the United Methodist Church, has served as the official scorer for the boys basketball program at Parkway North High. He Matkin began by keeping stats for the Parkway North teams, and after two years, became the scorer for the program. However, lately, Matkin has thought of another way to support student athletes at Parkway North. Much of his ministry across the years was devoted to working with young people in the churches he served, so he said it was not a difficult decision to name the Parkway Alumni Association as the beneficiary of his life insurance policy. He included a stipulation that the money be used to fund scholarships for collegebound scholar-athletes at Parkway North. The $100,000 life insurance policy would likely yield two $2,500 scholarships each year, one for a boy and one for a girl. Parkway North’s athletic department will choose the students using the same criteria that they apply in choosing scholar-athletes for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch competition. Matkin travels on the team bus and keeps score at both home and away games. The school and coaches honored him for his

service three years ago by introducing the Ted Matkin Most Dedicated Viking Award, which is given each year to a player who exemplifies good character, good sportsmanship, a willingness to lead and serve, and good citizenship. “Ted is a blessing to the Parkway North boys basketball program,” Russell Vincent, head coach of the boys varsity team, said. “I cannot remember him ever missing a game. Ted is also the nicest man anyone would ever want to meet. Thank you, Ted.”

Perfect ACTs Parkway Central High students Hannah Wiedner and Joy Yang recently scored a 36 – the highest possible score – on the ACT college admissions and placement exam. Wiedner Although the actual number of students earning a composite score of 36 varies from year to year, nationally only about one-tenth of 1 percent receives a perfect score. In 2011, more Yang than 1.6 million students took the ACT exam. The ACT consists of tests in English, math,

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School of Character CHARACTERplus has named McKelvey Elementary a “2012 Missouri School of Character.” McKelvey is one of only 10 elementary schools in the state to receive the prestigious award. “I am so proud of my staff, students and community members for the very important role they play in developing and promoting strong character among our children,” Kim Cohen, principal, said. With 615 students from more than 20 countries, McKelvey’s character education committee has worked as a group for the past four years to guide implementation of the 11 principles of character education. The school has also been nominated for national recognition. “We help students understand that strong character is something they will carry with them throughout their life,” Cohen said. The school will hold the State Schools of Character honor for three years. McKelvey was formally honored at the CHARACTERplus Character Education Conference in June. CHARACTERplus, a project of Cooperating School Districts, works to advance the cause of character education and sustain its impact on the lives of educators

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STAR scientists Twenty-one students representing all four Parkway high schools were selected for the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists summer program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. The STARS program pairs students with top research mentors from UMSL, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the Solae Company. The 21 Parkway students selected for the 2012 STARS program are: Central High – Louis S. Wang, Rebecca Moyi Zhang, Jonathan Herbert Brand, Henry Du Chen, Victor Ge and Tommy Huan Du North High –Yu Deng South High – Shreya Sharma, Mindy Xu, Nagasai Sindhura Yalavarthi, Satya Pavan Yalla,  Alice Ling Zou, Humza Ahmed, Michael Thomas Esker, Katherine Yufan Li, Jenna Louise Lin, Joyce Chen Lin, Brian Cheng and Kevin Jed He West High – Ann Ni and Tatsumi Yanaba The program introduces rising high school juniors and seniors to the various

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 Dr. Jill Scheulen, principal of Crestview Middle, said Anderson puts together the most excep- Anderson, left, with her theater group in London tional musicals and plays she has this summer. ever seen in a middle school.
 This year, Anderson took her theater group to a competition in Atlanta. “We arrived and quickly realized it was a very serious festival,” Anderson said. “I reworked the act, and the kids were so nervous. However, they rose to the occasion. We placed first in the Best Acting category, and our lead, Tara Willey, received the prestigious Best Actress award.” In addition, Anderson led a group of students and parents on an even bigger trip to London, England, this summer. “We toured the Globe Theatre and saw so many things that just aren’t in the books,” she said. “I know the photos will help bring my lessons to life in the coming year. We had so much fun, too. London is prepping for the Olympics, and it was exciting to see.” Anderson said she loves what she teaches. “I tell parents all the time, ‘I can’t believe I get paid to do what I love,’” Anderson said. “Middle school can be an awkward time, and I love giving kids a place where they can feel comfortable.”

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Google 4 Doodle winner Parkway Central Middle student HeeEun Choi’s “Google 4 Doodle” design was selected as the Missouri winner in her age group that includes grades eight to nine. Choi is 14 and going into ninth grade. Her doodle is titled “Korea in 1400s” and was one of 114,000 contest entries. “Doodle 4 Google” is a competition open to K-12 students in U.S. schools to create their own Google doodle. The contest invites students to use their artistic talents to redesign Google’s homepage logo. State finalists had the highest ranked doodle from each grade group from each state, and the state winners had the highest ranked doodle per state regardless of grade group. Google employees and guest judges choose the 50 state winners from the 250 state finalists.

Rockwood additions The Rockwood Board of Education approved the hiring of a new director of finance and assistant principals of Lafayette High and Ballwin Elementary. Daniel Steinbruegge, CPA, was named the director of finance. This past year, he served as the coordinator of financial

reporting in Rockwood. Prior to that, he served as an accountant for Waste Management and served nine years as a manager, in-charge accountant and staff accountant for Kerber, Eck & Braeckel LLP. While working for the firm, Steinbruegge’s duties included auditing governmental organizations, including the audit of Rockwood School District. Colleen Fields joins the administrative team at Lafayette High as an assistant principal. She began her career in education at Lafayette High 13 years ago as a language arts teacher. For the past seven years, she also served as the department chairperson, a Professional Learning Community leader and trainer and as a presenter for national and local conferences. She plans on completing a master’s degree in educational leadership from Maryville University. Jaime Welborn was named the administrative intern at Ballwin Elementary. She began her career in education as a middle school Language Arts teacher at Massac County Unit #1 School District in Illinois. She then served the Belleville School District as a teacher at Central Junior High and Franklin Elementary, where she taught for the past five years. During this time, she served on a variety of district committees, as a mentor to new teachers and as a presenter at the district and state level. Welborn currently is pursuing her doctoral degree in administration at Saint Louis University.

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By MOLLY JAMES The idea of physical movement is not a new concept, but it’s certainly needed as teens are faced with a growing number of high-tech sedentary activities. Facebook, texting and video games allow teens to spend hours nearly motionless and void of face-to-face interactions. This summer nearly 120 Westminster Christian Academy students are spending 90 minutes three days a week, running, jumping and lifting with the aim of increasing their athletic ability. At the heart of their activity is Westminster’s Strength and Conditioning program, spearheaded by Coach Dave Schall, MS, CSCS. The program is open to high school students of all athletic abilities and teaches fundamental nutritional lessons along with physical training. The goal is to develop student-athletes to “the peak of their athletic ability” through total body training using “strength, speed, agility, balance, power, coordination and flexibility.” The philosophy behind the program is unique in that that there is only one strength and conditioning program for all sports. This, in turn, creates a unity among those participating. Instead of having tennis workouts, golf workouts or football workouts all athletes train as a group with modifications made – for example, if an individual needs to decrease or increase the amount of weight lifted. The program is geared for athletes, but students who are not athletes have participated and seen results. Some of the best lifters in the program happen to be cheerleaders and dancers because they are most able to master the

technique involved in the weight training exercises. The students who participate are a fun group, motivated to work hard even when they are pushed to their limits. “My approach is to have better athletes and in that process the students do experience increased self-esteem, reduced stress and lifelong fitness habits as well as spiritual and mental health improvements,” Schall said. “Because we are a smaller school I work with all the athletes enough that I learn their personalities. “If a kid comes in and something does not seem right, it is easy for me to recognize that and say ‘what’s going on?’” Body image for high school girls may be a particular struggle, while healthy eating habits may be more of a challenge for boys. Schall has been on both sides of the workout spectrum. He knows what it feels like and looks like to be cut from the team or be the star athlete. “When I was a kid I struggled with my weight. I was a big kid and got made fun of a lot,” Schall said. While in high school he played soccer and had a coach who sought to help him improve telling him that he needed to change the way he ate and workout in a more efficient manner. This influence changed Schall’s life and within months he was more outgoing and a better athlete. He earned a position on the Missouri State soccer team in college and later played for the professional soccer team the St. Louis Knights. He now shares his experience with the students he coaches. With each passing year, Schall has seen an increase in the awareness students have for physical fitness. Often students, who are excited about their success, share with their friends and the program expands. “It is much easier to start and maintain a habit as a teenager than as a 30-yearold,” Schall said. “Being overweight, for instance, raises blood pressure and the heart has to pump with more force and this will lower your life expectancy.” Fruits, vegetables, the right proteins and adequate hydration are all fundamental to an individual’s well-being, but following through is what counts. With a little work, fitness and healthy eating can become a lifelong habit. Although the program may have fierce competition from other summer activities like vacations, summer employment and other sports-specific camps, no one should discount the level of commitment and dedication that Schall brings to these sessions. “I want all those who participate to work hard and ‘run the good race,’” Schall said. “Perseverance develops character, character hope and hope does not disappoint us.”



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A proven powerhouse, Spencer takes seventh at the Olympic Trials Spencer is a Fort Zumwalt West graduate and will be a senior this fall at the University of Minnesota. She swims with the Minnesota Aquatic/Rockwood clubs and her trials could be a sign of things to come. “I was really happy with the experience I had,” Spencer said. “It was a lot of fun.” Minnesota coach Kelly Kremer was at trials coaching Spencer. He marveled at how well she swam. “She is seventh in the United States. That’s outstanding, although the goal of making the U.S. Olympic team was five spots out of reach. That will be motivation for Haley as she prepares for 2016. “We are the swimming power in the Haley Spencer proved she was one of the “best of the best” at the Olympic Trials in Omaha. world, and so to be in the top of this sport By WARREN MAYES Spencer, 21, finished seventh overall in in our country ... really Haley is among the Haley Spencer competed in the recent the 200-meter breaststroke finals with a best of the best. Imagine how the top 10 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb., at the time of 2 minutes, 27.82 seconds in the quarterbacks in football or the top 10 point CenturyLink Center and the words of her competition. However, only the top two guards in basketball in this country are viewed. That’s Haley in her discipline in mother kept going through her head. swimmers make the Olympic team. “I wasn’t too nervous. I wasn’t psyched Spencer advanced to the 200-meter the sport of swimming.” This was the second trials for Spencer. out. I prepared the same way for a normal big breaststroke finals after placing eighth championship meet,” Spencer said in a phone overall in the semifinals of the event with She also swam in 2008. “It was completely different this time,” call from Minneapolis. “You can’t let yourself a program long course meter record time of 2:27.21. In the preliminaries, Spencer Spencer said. “It was cool for me to see how think about it being the Olympic Trials. big of a difference four years can make. “It’s the same water. My mom said that finished sixth in 2:27.90. “In 2008, I swam the same events and I In the 100 breaststroke semifinals, Spenand when I was little and I’d think ‘oh mom,’ but I did think that going into the cer came in 14th with a time of 1:08.99. In was in the 60s in the 200 breast and I was the preliminaries, she was 17th in 1:09.48. 114th in the 100. But in 2008, I was in high trials – it’s the same water.”

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Most Valuable Player Eureka outfielder Cody Bax had a game to remember. Bax belted a solo homer in his first at-bat and finished with four hits in five at-bats with two RBIs and a stolen base in helping the Missouri District 10 all-star squad earn a 6-1 victory over Illinois District 22 allstars at GCS Ballpark. “Cody Bax had a terrific game with four hits including a homer,” Eureka coach Robert Huckstep said. “He’s a great kid and he had a great approach at the plate. He’s not usually one to hit for power but we estimated the home run to be about 380 (feet) out to right center.” The two teams met in the fifth annual American Legion Baseball All-Star Border War. Illinois had won the previous four meetings, including a 4-1 victory last summer. “It was huge,” Huckstep said about the Missouri win. “We needed it bad and hopefully this is the jump-start we needed for us to take it from them for the next few years.” Bax was named the game’s Most Valuable Player. “He’s worked his way into our leadoff role and done a fantastic job for us,” Huckstep said about Bax. “He knows what he’s looking for when he goes up there and doesn’t get cheated. He’s also drawn a lot of walks so

he’s got a good approach to the game. “He was absolutely the most deserving of this award; the kid works hard and took advantage of every opportunity. He’s gotten faster since last summer and we are still looking for a spot for him to play in college this fall. He would be a great addition to any junior college, Division II or Division III squad and would make a difference right away.” The District 10 offense pounded out 13 hits while the nine Missouri pitchers limited Illinois to only four hits. A double by Matt Hresko and Lucas Mueller’s RBI single gave Missouri a 1-0 lead in the top of the first. Illinois tied it on a bases-loaded sacrifice fly by Fairview Heights slugger and Southeast Missouri State recruit Alex Siddle. Bax ripped a solo homer to right off Alton right-hander Blake Novack leading off the second and an Alec Williams RBI single chased home another run. Missouri added three more runs in the seventh on three straight run-scoring hits from Taylor Baden, Zach Orlando and Bax. The Missouri pitchers allowed just one run and it was unearned. “We told the guys we were sick of losing this game and pitchers took it to heart and led the way,” Huckstep said. Players on the Missouri roster were: pitchers: Jimmy Benoist, Maryland Heights; Keith

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Coulson, Creve Coeur; Dan Droege, Ballwin; Max Kelley, Manchester; Riley MacCracken, Thomas Boothe; Alex Mitchell, Ballwin; Brian Hillhouse, Creve Coeur; Sam Rugen, Manchester; Aaron Schnurbusch, Eureka; Jordan Goldenberg, Creve Coeur. Catchers: E.J. Myers, Ballwin; Luke Schumacher, Eureka. First base: J.J. Guenther, Eureka;

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Summer baseball The Midwest Phillies keep their splendid summer rolling along. The select baseball team won first place in the Top Collegiate Prospect Invitational tournament in Bloomington, Ill. The semifinal and championship games were played at Illinois Wesleyan University. There were 33 teams in their U-17 age division. The Phillies got out of pool play and proceeded to win the tournament. The club won the semifinal game 7-4 with a victory over Illinois Central Elite. In the championship game, the Phillies scored a 7-1 triumph over the Decatur Commodores.

High school signing Recent Parkway South High graduate Mary McCain will attend Concordia University in Irvine, Calif., where she will dive and swim. McCain, 17, lives in Ballwin and is the daughter of Rev. and Mrs. Paul McCain. McCain plans to study exercise science and has entered the Christ College program to become a Lutheran teacher. McCain was on the USA Diving National Team for two years when she was in seventh and eighth grade. “I lived and trained at the National Training Center in Indianapolis,” McCain said. “I was the 1-meter national champion and Canadian Cup silver medalist. After a career-ending shoulder injury from diving off the 10-meter platform, I moved back home to St. Louis and started swimming for my high school. “I swam for three years at Parkway South and I was a state finalist all three years.” She was a state finalist as a member of

the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay teams. “I am going to give diving another shot at Concordia but I am limited to the 1- and 3-meter springboards due to my shoulder injury,” McCain said. “I also plan to swim sprint freestyle, IM and breaststroke.” Why did McCain choose Concordia-Irvine? “I chose to attend CUI because I knew that I wanted to become a Lutheran teacher and Concordia Irvine is the only Lutheran college with a swimming and diving team,” McCain said. “CUI also has a great triathlon club and my swimming coach, Jeff Boss, is very supportive of my triathlon goals, including competing in an Ironman in November. The weather isn’t too bad either.”

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Primary Election Preview All candidates for the offices of U.S. Senate, Governor, Lt. Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, Attorney General, 2nd Congressional District, State Senator – District 15, Missouri House – Districts 70, 71, 88, 89, 98, 99, 100, 101, 109 and 110 were invited to respond to: Why are you running for this office, and what are your top priorities if elected? As of deadline, the following candidates (in ballot order of candidates) had replied. Late-arriving replies are online at U.S. SENATE Claire McCaskill • Democrat This election gives Missourians a clear choice between my record of working hard for middle-class families at the table of compromise and common sense, and my opponents who want to privatize Social Security and Medicare, get rid of affordable student loans and give more tax breaks to mega-millionaires and big corporations, I’ll protect tax cuts for middle-class families and small businesses while working hard to find compromise and bipartisan agreement to invest in roads and bridges, get serious about the deficit and cut through red tape and regulations so Missouri businesses can add new jobs to our economy. Todd Akin • Republican I am leaving my congressional seat because we must retake the U.S. Senate. The Senate refuses to pass a budget or consider any serious reforms to government’s reckless spending. I am rated the most conservative congressman in Missouri and will continue to fight for smaller government. We must cap the size of the federal government and balance the budget. I am pro-life, support traditional marriage and will continue to fight to repeal Obamacare. I provide a clear contrast to Claire McCaskill. As I have in the past, I will continue to stand on conservative principles and lead with courage. Jerry Beck • Republican (No website submitted) I am running because there needs to be a stronger American leadership than we have today in politics. The present political leadership we have today is not addressing the basic industrial job problems. We need to restore the entire basic small and large town industries sent to other nations of the world. To restore industrial prosperity we

have to replace corrupted leadership of both major parties to restore integrity to the political process. Foreign aid sent to other nations needs to be used here at home to take care of these natural disasters.

Bill Randles • Republican So-called experts seem to think this election is about the economy. It is not. The economy is merely a symptom. The disease is our loss of freedom. We must commit Mark Memoly • Republican ourselves to reform – to actually fixing the machinery of government – or it will Imagine America-built components and continue its relentless growth. We cannot tooling for a country to build a plant any- afford to fight a single issue at a time any where that offered clean energy. We have longer. As governor, I will enact a comprethe ability to build products for countries hensive reform of Missouri government that would like to use coal, natural gas, that will include: making Missouri a rightnuclear energy, or any renewable resource to-work state, getting rid of the income safely and environmentally friendly. With tax, comprehensive judicial and regulatory the EPA establishing a Carbon Pollution reform, as well as real school choice for Standard supported by our Sierra Club we parents. can generate thousands of jobs and have a global customer for years since each coun- Fred Sauer • Republican try will always require affordable energy With countries wanting affordable energy I am the only candidate who has a sixand high-speed rail people will get enjoy- year record of fighting for Missouri taxpayable jobs for a lifetime. Bon Chance Avec ers against special interest groups who are Cookie Leslie. using unlimited campaign contributions to corrupt our government. In 2012, I won a GOVERNOR legal action that stuck down MOSIRA, a John David Weiler • Republican scheme to siphon off possibly hundreds of (No website submitted) millions of taxpayer dollars over 25 years If elected, I would perform diligently and to special interest groups. In 2011, I fought attentively on the issues of economy, secu- the “Aerotropolis” boondoggle. In 2006, I rity and agriculture, which are vital to the founded Missouri Roundtable For Life to state of Missouri. I am seeking the office fight Amendment 2. I have filed multiple of Governor of Missouri because the econ- ballot initiatives and legal actions to preomy of Missouri is heading in the wrong vent taxpayer funding of abortion, human direction these days. The economy will not cloning and embryo experimentation. function if most of us don’t have money. If there are no tax credit programs worth LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR $700 million for the politically connected Susan Montee • Democrat developers yearly, instead they would be available for education, health care, social The first responsibility of the lieutenservices and roads. There are not many his- ant governor is to be prepared to lead the toric buildings left to renovate in Missouri state of Missouri should the need arise. My at this time. experience as state auditor and the depth of knowledge I have of the inner workings David (Dave) Spence • Republican and needs of Missouri’s government make me the best candidate for the job. The lieuI am running for governor because I am tenant governor is also Missouri’s official concerned that career politicians and gov- senior advocate, and nothing will take a ernment bureaucrats are destroying jobs higher priority in my office than the supand opportunity. I plan to use my 27 years port and care we offer our senior citizens of experience creating jobs in the private and our military veterans. I come from a sector to help Missouri get back on track. military family and know firsthand the My top priority would be to create a busi- importance of veterans receiving the benness and regulatory environment where job efits they are due. creators can thrive. We need to get government off the backs of Missouri businesses Bill (William) Haas • Democrat and out of the way. Litigation reform, regu- latory reform and providing tax certainty I think the lieutenant governor’s office are job-creating policies I will promote to can make a difference in a state mostly get Missouri’s economy growing again. controlled by corporate lobbyists. I care

about the problems and think I can contribute to their solutions. My priorities are: caring for our seniors (I am one) in an affordable way; care of our veterans; freezing property taxes for seniors and others on fixed incomes; stopping animal cruelty on factory farms; more loans for college; constitutional amendment prohibiting corporate political contributions; no public monies for companies like Walmart; more monies for schools; life imprisonment for child molesters. Charles W. Kullmann • Republican (No website submitted) I have been blessed more than most people and I want to give back to the community. One of my top priorities is to a 5-percent pay raise for all state employees earning less than $40,000 per year. Working with veterans and their families and with the Department of Aging are my other priorities. I am a World War II veteran and a survivor of the Battle of the Bulge. I worked as a federal executive for 50 years during the day and taught college in the evening for 48 years. I have eight earned college degrees, am a Missouri lawyer (retired) and enjoy dancing. Peter Kinder • Republican I am running for re-election to this office to continue the great strides I have made the past eight years. I have started and maintain the Senior Service Award and the Veteran Service Award to help those who are seniors and those brave people who have fought for our country. My top priorities for this office are to continue cutting costs and to continue my main job of being Missouri’s Official Senior Advocate. Cynthia L. Davis • Constitution Missourians deserve someone who will fight for fiscal conservatism and constitutionally limited government. As the only “Missouri Right to Life” endorsed candidate, my record shows I am a champion pro-life, pro-gun, pro-family and pro-taxpayer advocate. I will raise the iron shade and let the sun shine in on backroom deals. I write a weekly newsletter and will proactively engage in legislative debates and will help the other legislators study the bills so that we can unveil unconstitutional components before they come to a vote. Missouri deserves a lieutenant governor who has integrity and is constitutional.



SECRETARY OF STATE Scott Rupp • Republican I want to help Missourians get back to work. Having owned three small businesses, I will use that background to ensure that each person wanting to open a business can do so easily, without excessive regulations and fees. I want to return integrity to our elections by ensuring fair elections, instituting a photo voter ID, writing fair ballot language, cleaning up our voter rolls and ensuring that our troops get their absentee ballots on time so their votes count. I will stand up for the rights of the unborn. I am the only Republican candidate endorsed by Missouri Right To Life. Shane Schoeller • Republican I am running for secretary of state because free and fair elections are one of our most sacred freedoms. When elected, I will work hard to pass and implement a voter ID requirement because every vote should be protected from fraud, distortion and interference. As secretary of state, I’ll write fair and accurate ballot summaries so voters are never misled about the true nature and impact of a referendum or initiative petition. As Missouri’s secretary of state, I’ll honor the men and women who risk their lives to defend American freedom by insisting that every military ballot is counted. STATE TREASURER Cole McNary • Republican As a conservative, working for smaller government remains a cornerstone of my political agenda. In the Missouri House, I passed laws that eliminated waste and saved taxpayers millions of dollars. This ultimately led to the creation of the Committee on Downsizing State Government, which I chaired. With an eye on efficiency and fiscal prudence, my goal as treasurer will be to cast a wider net and take this discipline statewide. I plan to tackle our problem of underfunded state pensions, which at present collectively are only 60-percent funded, by presenting a legislative package that will address long-term funding obligations. ATTORNEY GENERAL Ed Martin • Republican I am running for attorney general because the attorney general must stand up and

fight back when the federal government oversteps its proper role as is the case with Obamacare. The attorney general must also be the chief legal officer in the state who stands up for the rule of law and fights against corruption and crony capitalism. I will work hard to bring transparency to the office and on my first day in office I will take a stand against Obamacare, as well as any other intrusions.

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Glenn Koenen • Democrat I want to use my common sense and business sense to represent all the people in the new 2nd District. Leading Circle Of Concern and nonprofit organizations taught me to balance budgets while getting important work done. I will advocate for working families (including working poor families) struggling in this economy. In Washington I will preserve Social Security Dave Browning • Libertarian and Medicare, promote smart spending of (No website submitted) every government dollar, push for reasonI have more legal, more prosecutorial and able campaign finance reform and promote more trial experience than both of my oppo- a constitutional amendment to define and sition candidates combined. Nine years as protect individual privacy. I will work to an assistant prosecuting attorney in Jeffer- create new jobs at living wages. son and Jackson counties; 28 years of litigation practice. More cases tried and disposed John Morris • Republican of than both candidates combined, and more time in the practice of law than both candiI am running for office because I believe dates combined. Beside more experience, I the Constitution if followed as written bring a solid belief in constitutionally lim- would limit the federal government, lower ited government, and the belief that the pur- taxes, reduce regulations on companies so pose of government is to be the last avenue they can grow and bring jobs back. I feel to solve problems not the first. the federal government has been trying to take over far more than what our founders 2ND CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT of this great country wanted. They wanted Marshall Works • Democrat a limited federal government. By the people (No website submitted) for the people – let’s get back to it. I am running for Congress because government has lost its way and Congress Ann Wagner • Republican appears to be incapable and/or unwilling to address our problems. My top five priorities I am running for Congress because we are to provide inspiration and incentives to must change the direction our country is private business to create jobs in the U.S., headed. Everywhere I travel throughout to slow the growth of government spend- the 2nd District our job creators are hurting and corresponding debt, to overhaul ing because of the uncertainty they face the tax code for both individuals and cor- around every corner. In Congress I will porations, to create a national energy policy support tax reform that lowers rates on that includes conservation, new production individuals, small businesses, and corpoand renewables, and to make meaningful rations and will push for a true all-of-thereforms to Congress and their processes, above energy policy that reduces costs for especially as respects the influence and consumers. However, our biggest problem impact of big money special interests. is the spending spree currently happening in Washington, we must cut up the governGeorge D. (Boots) Weber • Democrat ment’s credit card. I promise to rein in ernment spending, reduce debt and deficits If you read my site, you will have a good and repeal Obamacare. understanding of why I am a candidate. My experience over a lifetime in business, Randy Jotte, M.D. • Republican agriculture and community service with recent experience in Medicare methods Our nation faces major challenges, and costs make this a priority. That along including overwhelming debt and a stagwith the crisis to come in the finance world nant economy. Meanwhile, the partisan as the dollar is in danger of being replaced bickering is getting us nowhere. While a by other currency in world trade will be a Republican candidate, I’m also an indeclose second. I pledged a no budget cam- pendent thinker who seeks solutions. I’m paign, with no funds solicited or accepted neither a career politician nor a part of the is also a factor. establishment. I’m running because as an

ER doctor I have private sector experience that uniquely qualifies me to help solve our nation’s most critical domestic issue – health care – which is tied to another critical challenge: our out-of-control deficit. I know there are no simple solutions but I’m deeply committed to putting policy that advances America ahead of politics. Bill Slantz • Libertarian The voice of reason has been silent in all levels of government for far too long. I have always believed strongly in public service, but I thought my talents were best spent by running my business and creating jobs. After watching everything I cherish being compromised by big government mismanagement, I can no longer remain on the sidelines. Because I know that I can help solve rather than compound our current problems, I feel it’s my duty as a proud Missourian to do my part and represent my neighbors in Washington, D.C. Small step by small step we have wandered off the path until we can now look back and realize that we have lost our way. STATE SENATOR – DISTRICT 15 Eric Schmitt • Republican It has been my great honor to serve the people of the 15th District for the past four years, and I am looking forward to continuing to promote common sense solutions on your behalf in Jefferson City. I believe that it is my duty as your state senator to support fiscally responsible policies that force our government to live within its means. We must reduce burdensome government regulation to ensure that our employers can create jobs, and strive to provide the necessary funding to allow our children to receive a world class education. Together we can build a brighter future for our district and our state. MISSOURI HOUSE – DISTRICT 70 Eugene Dokes, Ph.D. • Republican Many believe that the U.S. is falling apart due to our broken economy and lack of leadership. My Ph.D. research has taught me that the national economy is nothing more than a sum of all of the local economies. In short, proper policy in Missouri can and will lead to proper policy on a national scale. This is why I am running See ELECTION PREVIEW, page 28

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Andrew Koenig • Republican I’m running for re-election in the 99th District. As a small business owner, a husband and father of three sons I see our freedoms MISSOURI HOUSE – DISTRICT 71 under attack and that is why I’m running Susan Meredith • Democrat for office. I’m a constitutional tive who believes in limited government. I Being a nearly lifelong, politically active have fought in Jefferson City to cut taxes resident of the district, I have patiently and cut spending because I believe you can waited my turn. With no natural incumbent, spend your money better than government. that time is now. I am not a career politician. I believe that life is precious and should I study issues and bring parties together to be protected from conception on. I would accomplish a solution: as demonstrated by appreciate your vote on Aug. 7. my school board experience and as a courtappointed special advocate working with MISSOURI HOUSE – DISTRICT 100 children removed from their home, their Sue Allen • Republican families and the courts. The only setting with more confrontation is the Missouri I look forward to serving the citizens of House. We must focus on schools; helping Missouri in my third term as State Reprebusinesses succeed, so they can provide sentative from the new District 100, which jobs; and providing services to Missouri- includes Ballwin, Chesterfield and Town & ans with disabilities or age-related issues. Country. My priorities continue to be looking for ways to make Missouri government more accountable and transparent primarTracy McCreery • Democrat ily through legislative oversight within In my first term as state representative, I the appropriations and budget processes. I worked hard for the interests of my constitu- enjoy meeting constituents and attending ents. I am running for re-election because I community events. My door at the capital care about our community and I have proven is always open and I can be reached through myself as a voice for our shared priorities. As my office phone or email. your state representative, I have three priorities: creating jobs and growing our economy, MISSOURI HOUSE – DISTRICT 101 investing in quality public education and Don Gosen • Republican expanding access to affordable health care. As a Democrat, I’m committed to progressive I look forward to returning to Jefferson values. I value working together to build con- City for another term. My second term sensus and accomplish goals. Ultimately, I priorities include: protecting the sanctity of care about the bottom line, not the party line. life, preserving our right to keep and bear arms, supporting the 10th Amendment and Missourian’s right to govern ourselves, MISSOURI HOUSE – DISTRICT 99 protecting our personal liberties and creatWilliam (Bill) H. Pinkston • Democrat ing jobs in Missouri with the help of a fair (No website submitted) I’m running with the hope of making a dif- tax structure and real business regulation ference for the people who live here. We have reform. I will continue to push and supgreat communities within our district and port legislation like my HB 1112 which three excellent school systems which serve was recently signed by the governor and our children. I believe that funding of the has already begun to increase revenue and school systems should be the first and high- create jobs right here in West County. est priority because without our educational It is an honor to serve the citizens of Ballsystem, our future workers and taxpayers win, Chesterfield, Clarkson Valley, Elliswould be at a great disadvantage. The fund- ville and Wildwood.



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Studies show that the benefits of learning to play a musical instrument are numerous and include improved intellectual development and self-discipline.

Enrichment activities bring positive rewards By SUE HORNOF With the approach of a new school year, families are making plans for after-school enrichment programs to keep kids engaged in positive, rewarding activities outside of the classroom. The options are numerous, and each program offers a unique set of benefits to the growing child. Following are some popular enrichment programs and the positive influences they can bring to participants.

ety when giving a speech, leading a meeting, etc. Kids who are involved in drama learn how to think on their feet, work as part of a group, form new friendships – and have fun in the process.

Horsemanship Learning to ride and care for a horse presents kids with some unique challenges and big rewards. Horseback riding requires balance and coordination, and as a child learns to control a horse, she also Dance must learn to control her own emotions. As Dance benefits a growing child on many a child learns the subtleties of handling a levels, offering physical, emotional, social horse – walking, jogging, turning, stopping and cognitive development. and perhaps jumping – her self-confidence According to the nonprofit National is bound to grow. Dance Education Organization, dance While horseback riding differs in many teaches coordination; promotes whole-body ways from organized sports, it does require fitness; promotes psychological health and physical activity and strength. As an added maturity, giving kids a way to express their benefit, horsemanship programs often emotions; offers a structured outlet for include lessons in grooming, feeding and physical release; fosters social encounter, exercising horses, imparting important lesinteraction and cooperation, helping kids sons in responsibility. understand themselves in relation to others; and provides the cognitive loop between Martial arts an idea, problem or intent and the outcome Millions of children participate in maror solution. tial arts, a term that encompasses several In short, children who take dance lessons disciplines of self-defense, including experience physical development benefits karate, tae kwon do, judo, kung fu, aikido and unique learning opportunities. and jujitsu. Providing fun and exercise for kids of all ages, martial arts have been Drama noted for improving children’s social skills, It’s been said that life is a stage, and in discipline and respect. According to the some ways, taking part in drama classes American Academy of Pediatrics, through prepares kids for life. participation in martial arts, children also Perhaps the biggest benefit of a drama can improve their abilities to concentrate class or club is increased self-confidence, and focus, better their motor skills and gain which can go a long way in preventing anxi- self-confidence.


NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM Music lessons Studies too numerous to count tout numerous benefits of musical training for children. Research has shown that music lessons promote intellectual development by improving memory, helping develop areas of the brain involved in speech and reasoning, and teaching students to think creatively and solve problems. Learning to play a musical instrument also helps develop self-discipline, teaches kids to take risks and learn the value of sustained effort. According to a study published in ScienceDaily (May 2012), even very early music training is beneficial: 1-year-olds who participated in interactive music classes with their parents were found to smile more, communicate better and show earlier and more sophisticated brain responses to music.

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Organized sports Participation in organized sports provides opportunities for improved physical fitness, development of basic motor skills, making friends and having fun. Sports also can improve a child’s self-confidence and help kids develop leadership skills and learn to deal with life’s successes and failures. Studies have shown also that youth who are involved in sports are more likely to develop healthy habits, such as eating more fruits and vegetables, and are less likely to smoke and use drugs. The American Academy of Pediatrics notes that most kids are not ready for organized sports before the age of 6 so recommends activities such as running, swimming, tumbling, throwing and catching for 2-5-year-olds. The Academy recommends also that children not play “win/lose sports” until they understand their self-worth is not based on the outcome of a game.

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New research shows that children who have a dog or cat during their first year of life are healthier and have fewer respiratory infections than kids without contact to those animals.

Pediatrics, a publication of the American Academy of Pediatrics, researchers tracked nearly 400 children in Finland from pregnancy to the age of 1 year and reported their weekly amounts of dog or cat contact. They found that children with early dog contact seemed to have fewer respiratory infectious symptoms and diseases, especially ear infections, and required a shorter course of antibiotic treatment. Cat ownership also showed a protective effect on infants, but not as strong as dogs. Children living in homes in which dogs spent time indoors temporarily or often had the lowest risk of infections and respiratory tract infections. Both the average weekly and yearly contact with dogs were associated with less morbidity in general, leading the authors to conclude that animal contacts may have an influence on the maturation of the immune system in infancy, leading to shorter duration of infections and better resistance to respiratory infections during early childhood.

Dogs, cats and fewer colds Children who have or a dog or cat or are around dogs and cats during the first year of life are healthier and have fewer respiratory infections than kids without contact to those animals, recent research shows. In a study published in the August 2012

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foundly affected by loss should make the effort to transition from guilt to appreciation of life. He offered these tips for making that transition: • Seek treatment early. The sooner counseling is provided, the more preventable or manageable guilt may be. The hope is to get the survivor to see the loss of others as the result of misfortune that has nothing to do with personal culpability. • Watch for delayed reactions. Some survivors do not show symptoms until long after a traumatic event. Anyone who has experienced a life-altering loss and later develops clinical depression or a prevalent sense of self blame should share that information with a counselor. Other possible symptoms of survivor guilt include nightmares, unpredictable emotional response and anxiety. • Do not turn to drugs or alcohol to cope with feelings. Many people try to deal with survivor guilt by self-medicating, and drug addiction often results. Events and education SLUCare, the physicians of Saint Louis University Hospital, the Saint Louis University Hospital Auxiliary and the St. Louis County Library will present “Ins and Outs of Endoscopic Procedures: Colonoscopies & Colon Cancer Prevention” from 6:30-8 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at St. Louis County Library Headquarters. Dr. Mary Burton, SLUCare gastroenterologist, will be the featured speaker. For a reservation, call (314) 994-3300 or stop by any St. Louis County Library branch.

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Bu si ness PEOPLE Dean Burns has been named vice president of Real Estate and Community Development at St. Louis County Economic Council. ••• Burns Kate Jones, a riding instructor who is certified through the Certified Horsemanship Association, has joined Ridgefield Arena, in Wildwood, as director of the Riding Academy and Jones marketing specialist. ••• Brian Middendorf has been promoted to director of sales support in the Chesterfield-based Dot Foods sales department. ••• Middendorf Aero Charter, based at Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, has hired Dustin Stephenson as a charter pilot. ••• Shari D. Cohen, M.D., has announced that as of Stephenson Jan. 2, 2013, her practice will convert to a concierge-style practice where patients pay a flat annual fee for her medical services. Cohen currently practices in the Creve Coeur/New Ballas area and expects her new office to be within a half mile of that location.

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Denver-based Spectrum Retirement Communities, a privately held company with 24 By SUE HORNOF senior living facilities in 11 states, develThe Solana West County opens in oped Westview at Ellisville, which features Ballwin residences ranging from studio-sized suites The Solana West County, a Brookdale to two-bedroom, two-bath, 1,000-squareSenior Living assisted living community, foot duplex units. Amenities include outdoor is now open at 785 Henry Ave. in Ballwin. gardening areas, a resource library with a The Solana features 87 apartments computer area, a full-service salon and day designed for personalized assisted living spa, a theater, a gourmet kitchen for resident and Alzheimer’s disease/dementia care. use and a wellness center. While some residents already have moved On-site personal care services also are in, apartments still are available, including offered, and licensed providers are availthose with studio, one-bedroom and two- able for physical rehabilitation, speech and bedroom floor plans. occupational therapies and monthly health The community has a residential style screenings. and includes a bistro, dining room and Westview will employ 50 people and anticiprivate dining room, theater, beauty salon, pates filling to capacity in the coming months. library with computers, patios, a sunroom, livings rooms with fireplaces and more. Solutions for seniors The Solana provides services to older St. Andrew’s Resources for Senior adults requiring assistance with activities of System has joined forces with St. Luke’s daily living, such as bathing, dressing and Hospital in Chesterfield to offer the services administering medication. In-house therapy of Senior Solutions, a business providing also is offered. A trained, 24-hour staff deliv- older adults with a variety of services. ers life enrichment programs and works to Formerly named St. Andrews Senior create a reassuring environment to help those Solutions and operated for more than 30 with memory impairments feel at home. years by St. Andrews, Senior Solutions’ Brookdale Senior Living is the largest mission is to enrich the lives of older adults, owner and operator of senior living com- ease the stress on their adult children and munities in the U.S. enable older adults to remain safely and independently in their residence of choice. Westview at Ellisville welcomes first The business provides customized support residents for area seniors who live at home, in retireWestview at Ellisville Assisted Living, a ment communities, assisted living facilities new senior living community located at 27 and skilled nursing facilities. Reinke Road, welcomed its first residents Senior Solutions offers personal care, on July 14. The 80-unit senior community housekeeping, transportation, dementia care, offers assisted living and dementia/memory medication management, caregiver counselcare in spacious apartments. ing and more. Geriatric care managers, nurses “We design our communities so that and other professionals provide all services. our residents can live as independently The partnership between St. Andrews as possible and stay close to their family and St. Louis went into effect on July 13. and friends,” Westview Executive Director See NEWS AND NOTES, next page Doris Cook said.



Friendship Village expands Friendship Village Chesterfield will add more than 90 new independent living apartments and villas in a range of sizes, an underground parking garage, a care center and a landscaped park starting in December. In three phases with 30 new independent living units and heated underground parking set for Phase I, the total project will cost approximately $15 million and bring the Village’s capacity to more than 450 units. Phase III in three to five years calls for demolition and replacement of the skilled nursing center. Located at 15201 Olive Blvd. since 1974, Friendship Village Chesterfield, a nonprofit governed by a local board of directors and administratively managed by Iowa-based Life Care Services, features independent units, assisted living and skilled nursing care. Earlier this year, the Chesterfield City Council approved a conditional use permit allowing Friendship Village Chesterfield to increase its number of units. Boomer respite Steve Fischer and Mark Blum recently opened BrightStar West County, a BrightStar Care home health care and staffing business located at 12333 Olive Blvd. in Creve Coeur. BrightStar offers respite for Baby Boom-

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ers by providing care for seniors and children. The company offers a variety of home care services, including companionship and health care for older and disabled adults. Through its KidCare component, BrightStar provides caregivers who are CPR-certified, bonded, insured, background-checked and trained to supervise children. They will provide anywhere from one-hour to 24-hour homecare, will travel with family to supervise children and offer support to parents of children on the autism spectrum and those with Down syndrome. Both Fischer and Blum are in the process Westview at Ellisville Assisted Living welcomed its firs residents July 14. of obtaining Certified Senior Advisor trainContemplating hip replacement Miss Congeniality ing. The two plan to bring 100 jobs to the Most people who undergo surgery for hip A West County resiarea by the end of their first year in business. BrightStar was founded in 2002 and now replacement are between 60 and 80 years old, dent received a nice but an increasing number of people younger honor at the 2012 Ms. has more than 250 locations nationwide. than 60 are opting for hip replacement as a Missouri Senior Amerway to maintain function and quality of life. ica pageant. Expressly for senior veterans Jerrie Eubanks, of To help those who suffer from pain and Veterans Care Coordination (VCC) – a Lake Saint Louis-based company that lifestyle difficulties related to a damaged Ballwin, was named provides direct care services to veterans hip explore their options, the National “Miss Congeniality” Jerrie Eubanks who wish to maintain their independence Institutes of Health recently posted exten- at the pageant celat home – has purchased Veterans-Express, sive information about hip replacement ebrating women over which helps educate senior veterans about online at the age of 60, held July 8 at the Florissant their options regarding assisted living, ment. Topics covered include types of hip Civic Center. Veronica Hilyard, a graduate of Maryville replacement surgeries, preparing for surcommunity living and home care. To find out more about how VCC can gery, possible complications and what to University, was crowned Ms. Missouri assist senior veterans, call (855) 380-4400 expect in recovery. The site also includes a Senior America 2012 and will move on to or visit series of quizzes and answers to frequently the national competition in Atlantic City, N.J., in October. asked questions about hip replacement.

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On the calendar “Estate Planning and Long-term Care Essentials,” a free seminar, will be held from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30 and from 2-3:30 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 27 at the office of Quinn & Banton, LLP, 14611 Manchester Road in Manchester. The seminar is designed to educate attendees on essential estate planning tools, such as wills, living trusts, non-probate transfers, joint tenancy, federal estate tax, durable power of attorney, health care power of attorney, living will, and what happens when someone fails to plan for the inevitable. Seating is limited. For reservations, call 394-7242 or email ••• There will be a free performance by Mama’s Wranglers at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Briarcrest Estates, an independent senior living community at 14525 Clayton Road in Ballwin. Live music, refreshment and fun will be featured. To RSVP, call 391-5300. ••• “Planning for Nursing Home Costs and Long-term Care,” a free seminar, will be held from 2-3:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 2 and Thursday, Aug. 9 and from 6-7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 7 and Monday, Aug. 13 at the office of Quinn & Banton, LLP, 14611 Manchester Road in Manchester. The seminar is designed to educate attendees on strategies to enable an individual to maintain his/ her independence through a long-term care crisis and to access government benefits to help pay for long-term care. Seating is limited. To reserve a spot, call 394-7242 or email ••• The Chesterfield Police Department will host a driver safety course from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8 at Chesterfield City Hall, 690 Chesterfield Parkway West and will offer the class a second time from

9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at the same location. The AARP Older Driver Safety Program reviews the rules of the road and emphasizes defensive driving practices. Graduates may be eligible for an auto insurance discount. The course fee is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. Reservations are required and may be made by calling Officer Paul Powers at 5376769 or emailing him at ••• Missouri Baptist Medical Center will present “Seeing More Clearly: The Effects of Cataracts, Glaucoma and other Diseases on the Eyes,” a Lunch and Learn seminar, from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at Longview Farm, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country. Dr. Adam R. Fedyk, an ophthalmologist, will discuss the prevention, symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options available for various age-related eye diseases. Boxed lunches will be provided, and early registration is requested. Call (314) 996-5433. ••• An Alzheimer’s support group will meet from 5:30-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 and Thurs., Sept. 20 at Parc Provence, 605 Coeur De Ville Drive in Creve Coeur. Call (314) 542-2500 to RSVP. ••• Missouri Baptist Medical Center will present “Fit For Function: Preventing AgeRelated Muscle Loss,” a Lunch and Learn seminar, from 1-2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 29 at Longview Farm, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country. Jane Overall, OASIS community health facilitator, will discuss new research proving that basic strength training can reverse age-related muscle loss. Attendees will find out what it means to be functionally fit and whether or not they pass the test. For more information or to register, call (314) 996-5433.

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Doris loves her apartment where she lives independently and is close to her daughter Janet. Janet had suggested Comfort Keepers to Doris so she could get household help to allow her to remain in her home as she struggles with arthritis. Doris has hearing difficulty so she communicates with the Comfort Keepers office staff via e-mail. “Ruby is like an adopted daughter to me,” Doris said. “She makes me a special breakfast and keeps my apartment clean.” According to Shar Meller, owner of a Comfort Keepers franchise, this match has turned out very well. Doris and Ruby have similar personalities, are members of the same church and they grew up in close proximity in the same neighborhood. Shar recently visited the two and said they were laughing and hugging and enjoying each other’s company.

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Comfort Keepers has more than 650 national owners. In 2011, the company was ranked as one of the top two franchises in senior care by Franchise 500. All caregivers are carefully screened, drug tested, CPR Certified and have intensive background checks including criminal and motor vehicle records. Interactive caregivers like Ruby are Comfort

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Keepers’ best asset, and along with its continuous training program, are the reasons Comfort Keepers has built the reputation it has. Locally, Comfort Keepers serves St. Louis Metro, West and St. Charles counties providing homemaking services such as: transportation, light housekeeping, meals, laundry and companionship. Personal care services include: incontinence care, bathing, overseeing medications, and transferring. Comfort Keepers also specializes in live-in, Alzheimer’s, respite care and interactive caregiving. Whether you choose the minimum of two hours a visit or up to 24 hours a day, Comfort Keepers’ creed is to, “Treat each and every client as if they are our own family member.”

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Operating/Capital Projects Funds

Revenue/Expense Statement For The Six Month Period Ending 6/3012 REVENUE Sales Tax Licenses & Permits Municipal Inspections Utility License Fees Intergovernmental Municipal Court Fines & Fees Contracted Police Services Recreation Facilities Grants & Donations Sale of Capital Assets Interest Income Escrows Miscellaneous Other Financing Sources Total:

General Fund $3,131,152 725,567 40,266 2,168,274 707,757 494,353 84,479 1,615,303 21,186 20,080 31,093 13,310 103,083 $9,155,903

Capital Fund $ 440,387

EXPENDITURES Administration Parks & Recreation Police Public Works Transfers Out - Debt Payments Total:

$1,303,586 1,868,528 2,532,082 2,279,397 66,895 $8,050,489

$10,500 7,010 43,807 90,664 $151,981

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BENEFITS Giving is a Family Tradition (GiFT) hosts “Not Your Momma’s Trivia Night” at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at Kirkwood Community Center. A kids’ night out staffed by certified child care professionals is offered in conjunction with the event. Ten rounds of interactive games, a silent auction, raffles and more are featured. The cost is $150 per table for as many as 10 people. Proceeds help families facing hardships due to having an infant with a prolonged stay in a St. Louis area Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Visit givingisafamilytradition. org to register. •••

Chesterfield-based Wings of Hope hosts its third annual Hope Floats Cardboard Boat Race at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Grand Basin in Forest Park. Participants build cardboard boats and race them through a marked course. There are opportunities to sponsor a race team, build a boat and race. Proceeds benefit the St. Louis Medical Relief and Air Transport Program, which delivers health care to children with birth defects and adults with rare illnesses. Visit or call Anne at 537-1302. ••• Ballwin VFW Post 6274 hosts a GI-Style Breakfast from 9 a.m.-noon on Sunday, July 29 and the last Sunday of each month at 115 Mimosa Lane in Ballwin. The menu includes SOS, sausage and gravy, pancakes, waffles, grits, eggs, omelets, hash browns, sausage, bacon, milk, juice and coffee. Drink specials include bloody Marys and screwdrivers. Proceeds benefit active duty military, veterans and dependants. Call 527-9555. ••• A Walk for Children with Apraxia of Speech is at 10 a.m. (check-in begins at 9 a.m.) on Sunday, July 29 at Creve Coeur Park. The event raises awareness and funds for the motor speech disorder, which makes it difficult to accurately produce sounds, syllables, and/or words despite having an understanding of language. A raffle is also featured. Visit ••• The Sips and Giggles Comedy Tour is at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 3 and 4, at the Ladue Elks Lodge, 12481 Ladue Road in Creve Coeur. Entertainment includes comedians Brad Upton and Vince “The Verbal Vigilante” Valenzuela. The event benefits the Saint Louis University Liver Center and the Kirkwood High School Lacrosse Team. General admission is $50, and VIP tickets are $100. Call Carol Stengel at (314) 550-0684. ••• Salon Ltd. hosts a cut-a-thon for autism from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 4 at the salon, 15323 Manchester Road in Ballwin.

Prices are $25 for adults and $15 for children younger than 12. Proceeds benefit MOFEAT (Missouri Families for Effective Autism Treatment). Call 227-0223 for details. ••• The city of Ballwin hosts a Twilight Swim and Duck Race from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 11 at North Pointe Aquatic Center. Proceeds benefit the Ballwin Historical Society. Admission is $4 for residents with IDs, $5 for non-residents and free for Point+ and pool pass holders. Call 227-8580 or visit ••• Stages St. Louis hosts “Putting it Together,” a cabaret to benefit the organization’s Education and Artistic Programs, at 7:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. for pre-show activities) on Monday, Aug. 13 at the Robert G. Reim Theatre in Kirkwood. Stages talent and special guests perform in the classic cabaret format, including songs from “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying,” “Guys and Dolls” and more. Tickets range from $50 to $250 and can be purchased by calling (314) 821-2407 and online at ••• Saint Louis Crisis Nursery’s annual Celebrity Waitresses’ & Waiters’ Night is from 4-11 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 16 at Plaza Frontenac. More than 100 local and national media, sports, business and political celebrities donate tips earned at several restaurants to support the Nursery’s child abuse prevention programs. Participating restaurants include Brio’s Tuscan Grille, Cardwell’s at the Plaza, Canyon Café and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse. Call the restaurant you would like to visit for reservations. For more information call Crisis Nursery at (314) 292-5770. ••• West County Family YMCA and Swim Bike Run host the Babler Beast Duathlon at 8 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 19 at Babler State Park. The event includes both distance and sprint races, raising funds for West County Family YMCA Annual Strong Community Campaign. Email Bonnie Hoerner at

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Loran Cavano & The High Road from 7-9 p.m. on Wednesday, July 25 at New Ballwin Park. Admission is free. Call 2278950 or visit ••• The city of Ellisville presents a concert by Billy Peek from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 on the amphitheater stage at Bluebird Park. Admission is free. Visit ••• Family Night at the Lake is at 8 p.m. on Friday, July 27 at Town and Country Crossing. Patrons are invited to bring their lawn chairs and blankets for a free screening of “Kung Fu Panda 2” with free refreshments. Visit townandcountry for more information. ••• The annual Bug Hunt is from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park in Chesterfield. Insect-themed games and activities for kids ages 2-13 and their families are featured. Guided field excursions allow children to explore the outdoors as they capture and release insects, while the Lopata Learning Lab teaches kids about insect behavior and habitats. Admission is $6 for adults, $4 for children older than 2 and free for younger kids. Visit or call 530-0076. ••• A one-day self-defense course is offered for women ages 14 and older from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, July 28 at the Wildwood Y. Women learn basic awareness, selfdefense techniques and how to successfully punch, kick and block to get away from an attacker. Chuck Luntz, a black belt with more than 30 years of experience teaching self-defense, teaches the course. The cost is $30. To register call 458-6636 or visit ••• A free vacation Bible school is offered from July 30-Aug. 3 at Salem United Methodist Church, 14825 Manchester Road in Ballwin. The class is offered for children and adults ages 3 and older and includes an evening meal, Bible stories and crafts. For more information, call Charlotte at 227-2668. ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce



SPECIAL INTEREST GriefShare is offered from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 14 at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road in Chesterfield. The weekly seminar/support group is a Biblically based forum for people dealing with the death of someone close. Participants can start at any time. Call Clair Allyn at 537-3658 or visit ••• The West County Swing Dance Club meets from 8-10:30 p.m. every Tuesday at the Moolah Shrine Center, 12545 Fee Fee Road. The not-for-profit social group hosts more than 350 dancers each week and offers basic to advanced swing dance lessons before the dance (at 7 p.m.). Visit ••• Country Western dance lessons are offered at 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 26 at Stovall’s Grove. Instructor Stephanie teaches the latest dances, including line dancing and couples dances, for beginners or advanced dancers. The cost is $3 per person. Call 405-


3024 or visit ••• The nonprofit Web Innovations & Technology Services and the city of Chesterfield offer a free opportunity to recycle electronics from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on the fourth Saturday of each month from February to November at the Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex, 17891 North Outer 40. Accepted items include computers, laptops, monitors, cables, phones, clocks, TVs, VCRs, home electronics, washers, dryers, dishwashers, CDs, VHS tapes and more. Donations to cover expenses are appreciated. Call (314) 382-1650 or visit ••• West County Rotary meets at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 26 at MAC West, 1777 Des Peres Road. Jill Schupp presents an update on the Missouri House of Representatives. The cost is $15. RSVP to ••• The Ballwin Men’s Golf Club hosts the 2012 Ballwin Summer Classic 3-Man Scramble on Saturday, Aug. 4 and Sunday, Aug. 5 at Ballwin Golf Club. The tournament features 18 holes each day, dinner on Sunday night, lunch both days, prizes in each flight and morning or afternoon tee times. The entry fee is $375 per team and includes skins. The tournament is limited to 42 teams. Sign up at Ballwin Golf Club or call 227-1750. ST LOUIS / C M Y K ••• 4.916" X 5.6" The Ballwin Golf Club Women’s Scramble begins with an 8 a.m. shotgun start on Monday, Aug. 6 at the Ballwin Golf Club. Prizes are offered in each flight, with beverages on the course and lunch and awards after the tournament. The entry fee is $100 for a team of two. Call 227-1750 to register. ••• West County Rotary meets at 7 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 9 at MAC West, 1777 Des Peres Road. Dr. Jason Hand presents an overview of the Mercy Health System and changes in health care. The cost is $15. RSVP to

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••• The seventh annual West County Woodcarvers Show is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18 at Salem in Ballwin United Methodist Church, 14825 Manchester Road. Several club members display a variety of work. Carving in the round, relief carving, jewelry and various other projects are represented. Most items are for sale, and admission is free. The event is held in conjunction with a barbecue. Visit or call Keith Krewson at 227-3619.


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We fix slow and crashing computers, remove and prevent viruses, recover and transfer data, setup home networks and more. Fixed or it’s free! 15 years of real experience. Call Matt 314.226.4279 or visit us at

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Destin Florida Area. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath condo or home, Gated Gulf Front community. Includes beach front cabana, 3 pools, tennis courts & more. Call for Special Spring/Summer rates and availability. To view pictures, please go to /127089 or /148365. For Additional info, Call 314-9228344.

JT Dunn Heating & cooling 24/7 - Small Prices - Big Service. Discounts available online at Call 314809-3019 now for Expert Advice Over the Phone!


Chiropractic assistant in Ellisville. Must have high energy. Available to work early mornings, Mon-Fri, occasionally Sat. morning. Approximately 35 hours/wk. but has some flexibility. Will train. Call Donna at 636227-8191 before 2pm M-F.

Concrete Driveway Replacement - Plus sidewalks and patios. For an estimate, call 314-581-3162. Mike Amburn Construction.

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




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Hauling Skips Hauling & Demolition! Serving the Bi-State Area including St. Charles County. Appliances, furniture, debris, construction, rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! 10, 15 and 20 cubic yard rolloff dumpsters. All type clean-outs & hauling! Affordable, dependable and available! No conditions! 20 yrs. service. Toll Free 1-888-STLJUNK (888-785-5865) or 314644-1948.


WOOD FLOOR ReFINISHING : Add instant equity to your home. Professional Floors of St. Louis 31 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,

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:

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Professional Installation & Repairs: Hardwoods • Ceramics • Laminants • Trim & Crown Molding • Back Splashes & Countertops. Minor handyman repairs. Free Estimates. Call Kenny (formerly West County Flooring) 636-575-9783 or 636-222-3165.

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Since 1966, Ballwin Glass Co. has served W. Co. for all glass needs from home to business and all types automotive glass & repairs. Call us today for a FREE ESTIMATE (636) 227-1424 or go to www.


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INDOORS - Valley Park Resale & Flea Market at #20 Meramec Sta. Rd. (141 & Marshall Rd.) Thousands of items! Open 6 days/ wk. M-W: 10-6, TH: 12-6, F: 10-8, Sat: 9-6, Sun: Closed. Check out our everchanging store! Over 80 vendors! Like us on facebook!

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West-towne Residential Services: Chesterfield, Ladue and plus 33 yrs. Home Improvement: repairs, paint, wallpaper, drywall, plaster, epoxy, stain, accoustic ceilings. Pressure wash: re-seal, re-finish. Free estimates. Reasonable. Mike at 636-5323282, 636-795-9310.

Call Brad 314-378-1116 caulk Specialties: Expert application and product knowledge. Specializing in showers, tubs, windows, doors and trim. Stop the leaks and damage. John Hancock. 22 years experience. 636-795-2627.

Deck ReSTORATION - www. Call Power Wash Solutions at 636675-1850.

The FAN Guy - Trained & experienced tradesman for light electrical services: ceiling fans, installation/repairs, new outlets/ switches, attic fans/outdoor lighting. Fair, dependable & honest. Call Paul 636-734-8402.

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The West County Family YMCA is now accepting applications for Site Directors and Group Leaders for the before and after school program in the Parkway School District. Hours vary from 6:30 to 9:00 a.m and 2:00 to 6:00 p.m Monday thru Friday. Great job for college students and includes free membership! Applications accepted at the West County YMCA in Chesterfield. Contact Christine Grant at for more information. The YMCA welcomes a Diverse Workforce. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V. Must pass Criminal History Background Check. Must pass E-verify Check.

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

(636) 227-1173 J&S Home Services Handyman • Carpenter 25 + Years Experience Cheap Rates! Free Estimates! House Closings • Deck Repairs Commercial Door Repairs All Jobs Big or Small. Licensed, Bonded, Insured. Call James at 314-420-3562

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HANDymAN PLuS - home repairs + senior living aids installed by craftsman. Carpentry, plumbing, painting, electrical, grab bars, handrails, door widening, furniture platforms, ramps, etc. 314-956-7437 or DISCOUNT AVAILABLE.

Landscaping Valley Landscape co. Spring cleanup, mulching, mowing, tree and shrub trimming and removal, complete lawn care. (636) 458-8234.

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M I E N E R LANDSCAPING Re t aining walls, patios, pruning, chainsaw work, seasonal clean-up. Friendly service with attention to detail.

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Trim Bushes • Mulch first cut fREE with 1 year Mowing agreement!


LyONS LAWN SeRVIce: Grass Cutting. Stump Removal, Bush Trimming and Mulching. Call today - 636-394-1309.

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Patrick Interior Finish co., LLc: Specializing in interior home remodeling, drywall, trim, taping & painting. Over 25 years experience. No PAy TIL JoB COMPLETE! Honest Day's Work for Honest Day's Pay. References available. Licensed & Bonded. Call Pat 314-415-0377.

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All Around construction LLc - All interior and exterior remodeling and repairs. Historic restoration, molding duplication. Finished basements, kitchens, baths and decks. Liability, workmens comp, and EPA certified in lead removal. 18 years exp. Call 314-393-1102 or 636-237-3246.


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Karen's Painting Looking for a job done right the first time? On time? Neat & organized? Someone who respects your home like her own? Interior & exterior painting. Free estimates. Discounts on empty properties. Call KaReN 636-352-0129. PAINTeR PROFeSSIONAL: 27 years experience. Interior/ Exterior painting. Deck, drywall repair, wallpaper removal. Free estimates and insured. Call 314567-7957 or 314-629-7852.

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KEVIN'S PAINT SERVICE - Expert & Professional. New & old house interior/ exterior painting, drywall & acoustical ceiling repair. 25 years painting experience. Low rates/ Free Estimates. Call Kevin at 636-322-9784.


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1555 Pond Road - Glencoe Wow! Wildwood Equestrian property at its best! 3bd, 3ba custom updated Ranch on 3 +/- ac w/3 stall horse barn, tack rm & wash rack w/hot & cold water. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

3743 Allenton Rd. - Wildwood Updated Equestrian 1/2sty 5bd 5ba on 15 +/- acres with access to riding trails. 6 stall brn, 3 paddocks, & riding arena. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Paula Michaels 636-575-1866

1610 Shepard Rd. - Wildwood Horse lover's paradise! Updated all brick ranch style home 3bd,2a 5+/-ac. in Rockwood School District. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Kathleen Loehr 314-330-7378

1514 Pacland Pl. - Chesterfiled 1.5 Story, 5 bed, 4’1/2 bath, stay-cation home! On 5 +/- ac, resort style pool, lake right off Kehrs Mill Rd. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Tom Shaw Jr. 314-283-5064

16702 Wills Trace - Wildwood Exquisite one of a kind custom home. 7 bed, 6 ba. Private wooded oasis with inground pool featuring a cascading waterfall. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 Michelle Scarato 636-236-5397

19324 Deer Pointe Estates Dr. - Wildwood Gated Community w/common equestrian facilities! 1.5 story 5bd/3.5bath, 3 car garage sits on top of a hill of 10+/- acres. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960

17924 Pond Bridge Rd. - Wildwood Amazing Equestrian 1.5Sty 4bd , 2.5ba, 3C Gar, 6.7 +/- acres w/4 stall horse brn. Permanent horse riding easement to all trails in Babler State Park. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960

4325 Fox Creek Rd. - Wildwood Amazing 5bd/7ba on 21 +/- ac. Horse paradise, access to Rockwood & Greensfelder Park. Breath taking views. Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960

19300 Deer Pointe Estates Dr. - Wildwood Gated Community w/common equestrian facilities! Stunning 1.5 sty home offers 4bd/6ba, 3 car garage. Cathy Shaw Connely 636-346-4960 Tom Shaw, Jr. (314) 283-5064

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17915 Pond Bridge Rd. - Chesterfield Beautiful 5BR/4BA Equestrian Property in Rockwood School District. Minutes from Babler State Park, shopping, etc. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960

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2333 Hunters Crest Glencoe $190,000

2569 Somerville Dr High Ridge $125,000

15696 Downall Green - Chesterfield Beautiful 5bd, 4.5ba. Wood Burning Frpl in FR & mstr bd. FR has custom mill wk, built-in bookcases & wet bar! Fin. LL. Cathy Shaw-Connely 636-346-4960 17813 Edison Avenue, Suite 200 Chesterfield, MO 63005

224 Larimore Valley Dr. - Wildwood Beautiful Updated 4bed 3bath Ranch on 3+ acres with private inground pool. Cathy Shaw-Connely (636) 346-4960 Office:(636) 532-1922 Fax: (636) 532-0222


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