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High risk, low yield This has been the worst time, politically, for President Barack Obama since he took office. Recent polls reveal that public confidence in both his domestic and foreign policies has been falling, amid revelations about their defects and dangers. Even people who once supported and defended him have now turned against him. There have even been rumblings against Obama in the Congressional Black Caucus and among labor unions that were a major factor in helping him get elected and re-elected. Two of Obama’s own former secretaries of defense have publicly criticized his gross mishandling of the Syria crisis, which has emboldened America’s enemies and undermined our allies around the world. As Obamacare continues to go into effect, step by step, its high costs and dire consequences for jobs have become ever more visible – as have the lies that Obama blithely told about its costs and consequences when it was rushed into law too fast for anyone to see that it would become a “train wreck,” as one of its initial Democratic supporters in the Senate has since called it. As more and more revelations have come to light about the cynical and dangerous misuse of the Internal Revenue Service to harass and sabotage conservative political groups, the lies that the Obama administration initially told about this, as part of the coverup, have also been exposed. So have the lies told about what happened in Benghazi when four Americans were killed last year. Their killers remain at large, though they are known and are even giving media interviews in Libya. With congressional investigations still going on, and turning up more and more revelations about multiple Obama administration scandals, the political problems of this administration seem to loom ahead as far out as the eye can see. What could possibly rescue Obama from all these political problems and create a distraction that takes all his scandals off the front page? Only one thing: the Republicans. By making a futile and foredoomed attempt to defund Obamacare, congressional Republicans have created the distraction that Obama so much needs. Media

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back from that. The entrance to that area signs” can actually create traffic hazards. To the Editor: Nuisance stop signs waste taxpayer dolcould be from Kiefer Creek Road only, so I went to two different kindergartens still another area of Ellisville wouldn’t be lars and fuel, pollute the environment and in St. Louis and a third in Texas. Then troubled with “cut-through traffic,” and create excessive noise. attended first grade in a one-room school- Ellisville would have tax revenue from These signs were installed to pacify a house on the edge of the desert in Vic- homes right away. few residents and have actually increased torville, Calif., because my father was I would think that homes in that area the traffic hazard. No evidence of the activated for the Korean Conflict. I did could easily go for $400,000-500,000 each. alleged hazard exists. Finally, the Ellisville two enlistments in the U.S. Army and Recently, the last area of the former Cherry City Council ignored the advice of the city proudly worked for the U.S. Department Hills Golf Course, located on Old Man- engineer and the guidance of the MUTCD of Defense for 36 years. chester Road by the Wildwood Schnucks, in making this decision. I found the childish, lighthearted, imma- opened up for sale. All of those homes John Reis ture presentation of a proclamation given start in that $500,000 range and almost all Ellisville by Adam Paul, the mayor of Ellisville, at of the lots are either purchased or reserved. the Council meeting on Sept. 18 to honor I think it has been shown that we already the U.S. Constitution to be shameful and have all of the retail that Manchester, Win- Support for Police insulting to those who have served or sac- chester, Ballwin, Ellisville, Wildwood and Chief Tim Fitch rificed to protect our most precious docu- Chesterfield can support. In fact, it appears ment. that retail hasn’t grown any but simply To the Editor: L.R. Massey moved from one area to another. Your editorial of Sept. 18, stated “And Chesterfield Why not use some of these vacant, speaking of wins, could the outspoken previously developed areas for single police chief who is well respected as a man family homes and condominiums. This is of integrity be a likely candidate for county A suggestion for Ellisville a great area in West Saint Louis County executive?” To the Editor: in which to live. Who is Tim Fitch and why does it It has been interesting seeing the whole I think this also needs to be done before now appear that there really is a growing soap opera of what has been going on in the federal government tells each of these ground swell to have him elected as the Ellisville over what to do with the corner municipalities they must be more econom- next St. Louis county executive? of Manchester Road and Kiefer Creek ically diverse in their housing (code phrase I have known Tim since the day he was Road. This story has been even better than for you must build section eight housing in sworn into the St. Louis County Police the story one-and-a-half years ago about your area). Department as a probationary police offithe most definite doom and gloom over Noel LaVanchy cer and have witnessed his climbing the declining property values, and children Wildwood ladder to higher rank, exclusively as the dying crossing the street because of a result of hard work and dedication, not Schnucks store that was built at Clarkson because of any political connections. Road and Kehrs Mill Road. The sky didn’t Stop signs won’t We know that Tim really is an honest, fall, did it? God-fearing individual who sincerely control traffic speed OK, Ellisville won’t get a Walmart. Life believes that God created everyone equal goes on, and we still can purchase anything To the Editor: and has tried to provide the best services we want or need within a few minutes. The Sept. 18 article regarding the stop possible to everyone, regardless of their If the Walmart had been built, it would signs on Pierside Lane declared these status in life. Sure Tim is outspoken. But how many have just taken business away from the stop signs to be safety measures. There Walmart down the street in Manchester is evidence that shows that stop signs are of you would be willing to jeopardize or the store in Eureka (if you only shop at ineffective in controlling speed and may your career or your job by challenging your superior or boss, such as he has done Walmart). It also would have taken revenue actually increase the traffic hazards. from other surrounding stores in Ellisville The U.S. Department of Transportation when he has challenged County Executhat are paying the full fare of taxes with has developed the Manual on Uniform tive Charlie Dooley or his immediate no tax breaks to them. Traffic Control Devices (MUTCD) to superior, the chairman of the Board of So what does Ellisville do with that eye- address the proper and consistent use of Police Commissioners, when he believes sore property that produces nothing? Why road signs. The MUTCD is recognized that a crime has been committed and the not rezone the property for residential by the state of Missouri and is referenced county executive seems to be attempting single family homes? in the Ellisville Traffic Ordinance. The to cover up the issue? Many would ask, “Who would live MUTCD specifically states that “YIELD The St. Louis County Police Department along such a busy street?” I suppose you or STOP signs should not be used for speed is now 58 years old, having been voted could ask all of those that live in the high control.” The Ellisville city engineer, who into existence by a vote of our citizens dollar homes along Clarkson Road where is the city’s expert in this area, did not sup- who wanted a professional, politically free the traffic backs up for 3 miles each morn- port these stop signs. police department in St. Louis County to ing and evening. The area on the corner There are several studies on this topic replace what was considered an inefficient of Kiefer Creek Road and Manchester that conclude that stop signs should not be and corrupt sheriff/constable police force. could have a buffer of trees planted along used to control traffic speed. The studies During those 58 years of existence, the both of those streets and the homes placed also show that so called “nuisance stop St. Louis County Police Department has

risen to the status of now being internationally recognized and one of the top police agencies in our nation. It has remained free of politics until the reign of Charlie Dooley who forced the prior chief to retire or be fired, because that chief, Jerry Lee, wanted to use monies that were being given to him for a Dooley project to be used instead to provide a badly needed cost of living increase that had been promised but not granted by Dooley. What happened to Jerry Lee? He was chosen to become the director of the Department of Public Safety for the state and is now in charge of approximately 6,000 individuals who perform various police functions throughout Missouri. His replacement was Tim, who was chosen through a lengthy selection process and approved by Dooley, who now would like to fire him because he called in the Federal Bureau of Investigation to conduct an unbiased investigation because Dooley appeared to be covering up what may or may not be a criminal act by the police commissioner. This action alone shows that Tim is an individual with very high integrity and is not afraid to get involved even if it may jeopardize his career, and he will voice his opposition when he believes that the events or the activities of a few are selfserving, such as he has pointed out with the usage of speed cameras in small communities. Tim is not a politician and does not have the connections that most have when running for office, but if he does decide to run for the office of County Executive, you will be electing a honest individual who really does have high morals and integrity, even though he has no political experience. John “Denny” Robertson, President St. Louis County Police Retirees Association

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Just a little good news “Thank you, thank you, thank you so much!” That voice mail message was from a very excited Ken Siebold. You might remember reading about Ken in News Briefs on Sept. 4. He is the Chesterfield Schnucks employee who spearheaded the store’s recent two-day barbecue event for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Ken wanted West Newsmagazine readers to know that, thanks to the support and generosity of the local community, “We were able to give the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society a $1,100 money order.” “Last year we were under $300,” he said. “This year, we cleared $1,100. It’s just wonderful.” Although the store had already presented its check to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Ken headed down to Forest Park last Friday night to help with the Light the Night Walk. He walked in honor of all those people who helped the store reach the $1,100-mark. “This has just really gotten to my heart,” he said. An hour later the phone rang again. The caller, who identified herself as Lavern, said, “I have to tell you what happened, because it’s really exceptional. The other day I took my husband to the doctor and while we were gone someone hit a deer and I guess the deer made it into my driveway.” Long story short, the deceased animal was picked up by St. Louis County, “but they didn’t do anything about the blood that was left behind.” Lavern described three large spots of blood on her driveway by her mailbox. “I called (Ballwin) City Hall and I talked to the nicest lady named Linda,” Lavern said. That nice lady was Linda Tate in the public works department and she offered to see what she could do. “She found this young man to come out and help me,” Lavern said. “He came out on Monday after work and treated the stain with peroxide and water.” She described how he hauled bucket

after bucket of water from her home to the stain and how he came back the next day and “used a scrub brush to get rid of the stain.” She couldn’t believe a stranger would do that. “He told me I looked like his grandma and said he hoped someone would have done the same for her. Can you believe that?” Lavern asked. “His name was Leonard. That’s all I know, but I wanted to say thank you.” In fact, his name is Leonard Clark and he is a Ballwin public works employee and an avid hunter. He overheard Linda talking to Lavern and volunteered to help after work. He probably saw it a simple act. Just a random act of kindness, but to Lavern it meant so much. Just like people stopping by to buy a little barbecue meant so much to Ken. It’s nice to read a little good news. Open the daily newspaper, click on a national news site, flip on the television and chances are high that you’re going to be bombarded with news that is at best concerning, at worst depressing. Where are the stories of neighbors helping neighbors, of students and athletes achieving their dreams, of volunteers making a difference? They’re right here – in West Newsmagazine. One of the privileges of coming into your home each week is being able to share stories with you of ordinary people doing extraordinary things – the girl on our cover this week who flies missions for Wings of Hope, the teenagers we reported on last week who, as Team Dude, were raising money for Light the Night. Like Ken, Team Dude was in Forest Park on Friday walking with the support of many, many friends in West County. Another privilege is receiving phone calls from people like Lavern and Ken who simply want to say thanks – not to us, but to you. We know you have many choices for the news of the day and the news of the world, but we are privileged to be your only choice for local news and information.

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Meeting that policy target would leave some $3.1 million available for the project. However, Keller recommended using less – about $2 million – so that the city’s reserves would remain safely above the minimum. Although the interest charged on the equipment lease-purchase won’t be known until bids are sought, Keller said current rates on three-year, tax-exempt financing now are in the 1.6 to 2 percent range. The amount could be paid back over five years, Keller added, but a three-year payback will minimize the total financing cost. At an earlier budget work session, aldermen learned that steps in the mechanical systems replacement project were so interrelated that tackling the job piecemeal for budgetary reasons was not practical.

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So, you’re thinking about using a sky lantern – a.k.a. a sky candle, fire balloon and other names – for the big wedding reception, birthday party or other major event coming up. If that’s the case, the Monarch Fire Protection District would like to offer a word of advice: Don’t! One simple reason is it’s against the law. A Monarch ordinance and similar laws in other jurisdictions prohibit the use of sky lanterns because there’s no way to control where the device goes and where it may land while still burning. Working like a small hot air balloon, sky lanterns come in various sizes up to 4 feet high and are designed to carry an open flame as an airborne light. They are made of paper or light-weight fabric with a wire frame on the bottom to carry fuel for the flame. According to Roger Herin, Monarch’s fire marshal, videos on the Internet show what can happen when they go out of control and start fires. In Europe where the devices have been popular longer, sky lanterns have caused numerous documented fires, he added. “We believe there are many safe ways to celebrate each of life’s milestones and (we) encourage you to think about safety first when planning your events,” Herin said. Anyone with questions about sky lanterns should contact Herin at (314) 514-0900, ext. 313, or at

Film racing event canceled The 2013 inaugural Wildwood Film Racing event has been canceled due to lack of enough applications being received at city hall by the Sept. 13 deadline, with the key words being city hall. Joe Vujnich, the city’s director of planning and parks, told the City Council Sept. 23 that a minimum of 10 applications had been needed to proceed with the event. The event would have allowed contestants one day in which to produce a short film and compete for award money as well as the privilege of having their movie viewed at B & B Theatres in Wildwood. “The deadline passed, and only nine applications were on file,” Vujnich said. However, 10 applicants had applied. “... we hadn’t known that a 10th application was submitted to another location and wasn’t brought to city hall until later,” Vujnich said. Regardless of the discovery of a 10th application, the event remains canceled. The event was to have taken place on Sept. 20-21 and was to serve as a way to generate interest about the city’s first-ever Art Festival, which is planned for 2014.

WEST COUNTY Rating Monarch’s fire permit, inspection activities The Monarch Fire Protection District wants input on its fire permit and inspection activities. A brief, mostly multiple choice survey has been reviewed by Monarch’s Board of Directors and is being implemented by the district’s fire prevention bureau. The purpose is to measure reactions by business owners, contractors, developers, architects, engineers and others to the bureau’s inspection and permit activities. Respondents can identify themselves, submit the form anonymously or request a call from a member of the Board. Those desiring additional confidentiality can mail the survey form directly to Robin Harris, Board chairman. The only questions requiring more than a check mark on a rating scale are ones asking for comments or suggestions about the respondent’s most recent experience


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Sansone attorney says Walmart ‘recommitted’ to Ellisville community By DAN FOX Residents expecting closure regarding the city of Ellisville’s Walmart development project may have to wait a while longer. In a special City Council meeting Sept. 24, the Council started a public hearing, the purpose of which was to consider the revocation of the conditional use permit issued on Sept. 5, 2012, to Walmart and its developer, the Sansone Group. According to John Hessel, an attorney representing Sansone, the outcome of this hearing could see a return of interest from Walmart, provided Sansone is successful in keeping the CUP. “Although Walmart stated that they didn’t want to proceed with the project, we have spoken to them (and) we have explained to them the nature of this revocation hearing,” Hessel said. “Walmart is recommitted to being a part of the Ellisville community and is recommitted to the project.” There were no Walmart representatives present at the meeting, a contrast to the Aug. 21 Council meeting where the corporation had an attorney and several staff

members present. At the beginning of the public hearing, Hessel brought forward an objection to the Council, questioning the manner in which the hearing was to be conducted. Hessel said the hearing was a contested hearing, in which the city could be taking away a personal property right belonging to Sansone. As a result of that, Hessel said, according to state statutes, the hearing should proceed as an actual trial, complete with discovery of evidence and the calling and cross-examination of witnesses. Hessel then made several motions, one of which called for Mayor Adam Paul, who has opposed the Walmart project since he was elected, to recuse himself from the process. Both Hessel and George Restovich, the Ellisville city attorney, argued these points for over an hour, and the Council withdrew into closed session several times. Ultimately the Council decided to postpone the hearing until its meeting tonight, Oct. 2. “There were multiple issues that came up that will be addressed in the appropriate manner,” Restovich said. “The bottom line is everyone involved wants fairness. Both

parties that were present agreed to continue it to (Oct. 2) to achieve that end.” Councilmember Cindy Pool (District 3) said that she hopes the situation will come to a close soon. “It would be nice to have some closure,” Pool said. “The sooner the better, whether it’s moving on with a different kind of development on that parcel or scrapping the whole thing.” During the public comments portion of the meeting, several Ellisville residents and business owners spoke to those gathered, and shared how the situation continues to impact their lives. Hilda Feller, a property owner and resident in the Clarkchester apartments, said that she would look forward to the move that Walmart’s construction would cause. Feller urged the Council to listen to all the speakers with an open mind, adding that Walmart would make Ellisville a more vibrant community. Tom Curley, a co-owner of LC Autoservice located at 15996 Manchester Road, said that the legal proceedings regarding the Walmart project have already had a negative

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Revisions to Wildwood’s Code of Ethics raise charges of political motivation By MARY SHAPIRO While some on Wildwood’s City Council say a move to further tighten up language in a proposed revision of the city’s Code of Ethics would make the document clearer and easier to interpret, others charge the delay in accepting changes recommended by the Board of Ethics is politically motivated. After a public hearing Sept. 23 on proposed amendments to the Code of Ethics, the Council voted 9-4 to refer the proposed changes back to the city’s Board of Ethics to tighten up the language. Councilmembers Randy Ladd (Ward 2), Jack Clark (Ward 40), Ron James (Ward 6), and Jim Kranz (Ward 7) were opposed, while Ed Marshall (Ward 2), Katie Dodwell (Ward 4) and Jeffrey Levitt (Ward 7) were absent. Earlier that night, the Council had split its vote, with a proposal to create legislation accepting the Board of Ethics’ recommended changes failing by a vote of 7-6, with only Councilmembers Larry Goodson (Ward 8), Dave Bertolino (Ward 5), Ladd, Clark, James and Kranz in favor. Councilmember Tammy Shea (Ward 3) provided the Council with Codes of Ethics from Wisconsin, Idaho and Massachusetts, which she said better define when an official or their relatives are considered associated with a for-profit or nonprofit organization and shouldn’t vote on certain issues concerning them.

The proposed amendments had been crafted by the Board over the last two years. “I believe in ethics strongly, but I have a problem in regard to people not voting when they’re associated with a nonprofit group where they’re not paid and which raises money for charity,” James said. “For example, I’ve been with a PTO and the Boy Scouts. I didn’t get paid for any of it, and I voted for Founders’ Day funding in the budget, but I hadn’t known which troops of Scouts were coming to that event. I wouldn’t let a builder take me to lunch, but I don’t want to see us pick on the nonprofits and discourage them.” James also said the Council during a work session on Aug. 26 had voted 13-1 to accept the Board of Ethics recommendations as is and move forward with legislation. Only Shea had been opposed. After that vote, Mayor Tim Woerther asked for the Sept. 23 public hearing during a regular Council meeting. Councilmember Larry McGowen (Ward 1) suggested that revised language show examples to help in interpretations. “I’m a believer in seeing us tighten and strengthen the language used in documents like this to eliminate ambiguity,” he said. But Kranz insisted the action of sending the legislation back to the Board of Ethics was “all about politics.” “I don’t want to create anti-charity legislation,” he said. “I belong to the Lions Club where I’m a volunteer. I supported city fund-

ing for our Wildwood BBQ Bash, which included their participation and because of that I was brought up on an ethics charge. That’s what’s behind all this.” Woerther disputed that rationale, but added “this comes down to a matter of clarity, and if I’m a resident I want to know if people voting for something are on the board of the Lions Club or the Friends of Metro West (fire protection district) or other groups.” “If the group is for-profit or nonprofit, it doesn’t make a damn bit of difference,” Woerther said. Shea said no single event triggered her desire for tightening up a revised Code of Ethics and “this has nothing to do with the BBQ Bash, but with the way city business is conducted.” Woerther, after arguing back and forth with Kranz, said he asked for the public hearing to give residents a chance to make comments and told Kranz “it’s not politics, and you can leave if you disagree.” Councilmember Colleen Rull (Ward 6) said she’d had a “change of heart” since the Aug. 26 vote. “I did some research on other codes, and they have examples that prohibit people from voting in regard to nonprofits they’re associated with,” she said. “I kept coming to the question why anyone would be against clear ethics requirements.” Bertolino suggested the Board of Ethics be given clearer direction on wording

needed to tighten the language. Arnie Sprunger, on the Board of Ethics, agreed. “We share the Council’s desire to have a strong Code of Ethics but the devil is in the details,” he said. “If I or my kid benefits from something, that’s easy to draw the line on a violation. But if I just attend an organization, it’s not as easy.” Board of Ethics Chair Karen Calcaterra added that “we need specifics when we relook at this so we’re not working on revisions for two more years.” Some residents also expressed concerns about the Board of Ethics’ recommended changes. Former Councilmember David Sewell said he didn’t feel requests for more careful language in the code amendments were politically motivated but were “about making Wildwood the best city possible.” “I’m not a fan of legislating common sense, but we should hold elected officials, committee members and staff to the highest level,” he said. “I’d push for a clearer, stronger code, and the language of the code needs to be unambiguous in regard to reviewing potential violations.” Resident Dan McLaughlin added he felt any councilmember with any appearance of conflict of interest due to relations to a business or organization shouldn’t vote on an issue in regard to such a group, adding “let those in Wildwood lead with the highest ethical standards.”

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By DAN FOX The Ellisville City Council is calling for a new town hall meeting to discuss proposed changes to the city’s sign code; working parallel to this process, the Planning and Zoning Commission has continued to move forward in its ongoing public hearing regarding further changes to the Ellisville city code. The purpose of this public hearing, as stated by commission members, is to make it easier for businesses to locate and operate in the city of Ellisville. During a meeting on Sept. 25, P&Z Commission members discussed a new batch of recommendations for this process, this time focusing on what is and is not conditionally permitted in certain zoning districts. The majority of the action taken was based on the C-3 commercial zoning districts. Commission members talked their way through a list of over 20 different uses, voting on whether or not those uses should require a conditional use permit. They determined that fast food restaurants without drive-thrus, convenience stores, museums, recreation facilities, outdoor dining facilities and many other uses should not require the extra layer of scrutiny that a CUP brings. Among the things left that still require a CUP were cellphone towers and mortuaries, as well as any building over 50,000 square feet. Commission member James Poisso

(District 2) said that while some changes may appear less or more important than others, they are all for the betterment of the city and are important in order to help local businesses. “These are going to be smaller businesses that fill in the empty spaces we have now,” Poisso said. “If we can make that easier for them to move in, and start filling up these empty retail spaces in our shopping centers as they exist currently, I see that as a positive step for Ellisville to start making.” The recommendations will be passed along to the City Council for a final decision. However, in the meantime, the city is in the process of organizing a businessoriented town hall meeting on Oct. 2 to discuss the commission’s first batch of recommended changes regarding the city’s sign code. As per the Council’s decision, city staff sent an invitation to all 570 businesses currently operating in the city. The spirit of this long-term effort is to remove some of the bureaucracy that faces businesses in Ellisville. Mayor Adam Paul said he thinks the town hall meeting will have a positive reaction from business owners. “No doubt about it, it’s going to get our businesses excited,” Paul said. “We’re here for them. We’re here for our residents. That’s what it’s all about. It’s about bouncing ideas off each other and accommodating our local economy so they are able to succeed.”

Tax rate rises for Rockwood residents By MARY SHAPIRO Because assessed valuations in 2013 went down in the Rockwood School District, the real estate property tax rate will go up by 15 cents for that year. The Board of Education on Sept. 26 approved a 2013 blended tax rate – residential, agricultural, personal property and commercial – of $4.68 per $100 of assessed valuation, an increase of $4.53 over the 2012 rate. Tim Rooney, the district’s chief financial and legislative officer, told the Board that total district assessed valuation for 2013 was $3,196,171,255, of which residential valuation accounts for $2,121,240,530. That compares to total 2012 assessed valuation of $3,270,975,480, of which $2,192,746,470 was residential. The 2013 assessed valuation, less new construction and improvements, was somewhat less than in 2012, allowing the tax rate to be increased to provide the district with a stable source of funding, Rooney said.

The district is estimating that the 2013 rate will bring in $145,781,078. That compares to $144,457,522 revenue from the tax rate in 2012, Rooney said. “The difference between the 2013 and 2012 district tax rates would cost the owner of a home appraised at $250,000 only $70.11 more in taxes,” Rooney said. The State Tax Commission reduced the property tax valuations for various tracts in the district for tax years 2005 through 2012. The total reduction in assessed valuation was $16 million, which covered settlements made in 2013. Because these reductions in valuation resulted in a loss of tax revenue to the school district, the law allows Rockwood to recoup this loss over a three-year period, Rooney said. “The district plans to include 3.79 cents in the tax rates for 2013, 2014 and 2015 to cover the lost revenue,” Rooney said. Also, an additional 7.17 cents will be recouped in the 2013 tax rate for cases settled during the second year of recoupment on property tax appeal cases settled in 2012.





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the tax rates and the budget. Technically, the budget shows tax income and other revenues of $20,056,403 exceeding anticipated expenditures by $282. Anticipated spending also includes using $190,000 from the district’s fund reserves to help pay for acquiring various capital items. Harris said a final list of capital expenditures has not been set, but the possible refurbishment of a fire truck and leasepurchase of new heart rate monitors are among the items being considered. Despite an uptick in commercial real estate values, overall assessed valuations were down 1.5 percent from last year. Current tax levies that will apply again next year include: • Residential real estate – 82.9 cents per $100 assessed valuation. • Commercial real estate – 98.3 cents per $100 assessed valuation. • Agricultural real estate – 77 cents per $100 assessed valuation. • Personal property – $1.008 per $100 assessed valuation. Tax revenue from each property category is allocated to pay expenses made from the district’s general, ambulance, dispatch and pension funds. Each of those funds also has income from a variety of other sources ranging from building permit fees and interest to ambulance billings, delinquent taxes and railroad and utility levies.

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Creve Coeur City Council approves slight property tax rate increase By JIM MERKEL Because of a decline in Creve Coeur’s assessed value, the residential and commercial property tax rate will inch up slightly this year. The residential tax rate will increase from 7 cents to 7.2 cents per $100 assessed value, while the commercial tax rate will go up from 7.5 cents to 7.7 cents. The owner of a home with a market value of $350,000 would pay $1.33 more in property taxes, while the owner of a commercial property worth $5 million would pay an additional $32. Although the changes were slight, there still was contention over the issue when the City Council voted on it at its Sept. 23 meeting. Councilmember Jeanne Rhoades (Ward 4) had proposed an amendment to the ordinance that would authorize the tax rate. She proposed keeping the residential tax rate the same rate that it was last year. However, the Council voted 5-3 to reject the amendment. In explaining her opposition, Rhoades said, “I just don’t think it would be appropriate at this time to support an increase in them (residential tax rates).”

Rhoades along with Councilmembers Charlotte D’Alfonso (Ward 3) and A.J. Wang voted in favor of the amendment, while Councilmembers Cynthia Kramer (Ward 1), David Kreuter (Ward 1), Ellen Lawrence (Ward 2), Robert Hoffman (Ward 3) and Scott Saunders (Ward 4) voted against it. The Council then voted 7-1 to approve the measure setting the rates. Rhoades cast the only “no” vote. Residential assessments in the city dropped $443,965,500, while the commercial assessment decreased from $350,209,685 to $341,926,742. When assessed values drop, government bodies are allowed to increase the property tax rate to ensure that they receive the same amount of money. The rates would collect $568,000 from the new property tax. It collected $549,387 last year. The city expects to send out property tax bills of about $575,000, finance officer Dan Smith said. According to a memo from Smith to City Administrator Mark Perkins, the proposed rates for 2013 are based on the tax cut the city made in September of 2012 and not the cap for last year. If it wishes, the city would be able to raise the rates to the normal cap in 2014.


West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO Kids will discover lots of opportunities for fun and learning at the West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO, a free event taking place from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at the Chesterfield DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton. Featuring 80-plus exhibitors and geared for all generations, the EXPO will connect guests with a wealth of community resources aimed at improving their quality of life. Attractions for children Monarch firefighters will bring a fire truck to the will include the Lowe’s Build and EXPO and teach kids about safety on a specially Grow Clinic, where kids and their designed obstacle course. parents can build a birdhouse or other project; a robotics exhibit staffed by the Rockwood robotics team; a Rockwood Student Art Walk showcasing the creativity of area students; a Monarch Fire Protection District obstacle course designed to teach fire and home safety; a Chesterfield Police crime scene vehicle; and Circus Kaput, offering face painting, cotton candy and balloon artist creations. Adults can gather information on health, nutrition, recycling, employment, senior living and more. There will be complimentary family photos, raffles, giveaways, food samplings and even a drawing for a free vacation for a family of four! The EXPO is presented by West Newsmagazine and Monsanto and sponsored by Gershman Mortgage, the city of Chesterfield, Chesterfield DoubleTree Hotel by Hilton, Travel Leaders & Funjet Vacations, and Marival Residences & World Spa.





Ballwin Police internship offers American experience to foreign officer Wagner based his assessment on personal experience. By the time he returns home early in October, Wagner will have spent a month in the United States, most of that time in Ballwin on an internship with the city’s police department. Arranged by the International Police Association (IPA), of which Wagner is a member, the internship has found him experiencing a number of aspects of law enforcement work in St. Louis County thanks to an active schedule planned well in advance by Ballwin Police. In addition to being out on patrol with Ballwin officers and working with the department’s Drug Abuse Resistance Education program, he has spent time with both the state highway patrol and St. Louis County Police and has learned about Ballwin Police Sgt. Jim Heldmann, seated, reviews patrol car equipment with Andy Wagner, the county crime lab where he went on a a veteran police officer in the Bavarian city of Regensburg. The vehicle commonly used as a crime scene investigation of a burglary. police car in his community is a BMW. (West Newsmagazine photo) He also rode in a helicopter with the county’s Metro Air Support Unit, making doubly By JIM ERICKSON Regensburg in the German state of Bavaria. sure his seat belt was secure when he That’s the view of Andreas (Andy) ered the chopper had no door on his side. Having been in law enforcement for 11 The work of police officers in Ballwin Wagner, a 32-year-old veteran officer with and the St. Louis County area in general the German National Police Department years, Wagner said he has had his share of has many more similarities than differ- and now stationed with the 60-member negative moments, but noted, “Things like ences when compared with that of their department at Regensburg, a city of about that happen everywhere.” On a more positive note, Wagner said, European counterparts, including those in 150,000 located northeast of Munich.

“This internship was a new situation for me, but I have found myself with good, friendly colleagues in Ballwin and the other places I have visited. It has been a great experience.” It’s that experience – of developing global and cultural friendship among peace officers – that IPA is hoping to promote. While here, Wagner stayed with Ballwin Police Lt. John Bergfeld. He also took in some of the local attractions, including visits to the Gateway Arch, AnheuserBusch brewery, a Cardinals game and the Rams vs. 49ers football game. Wagner speaks idiomatic English fluently, which he began studying in seventh grade. However, he credits his ease with the language to associating with his girlfriend’s father, who was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The German policeman was scheduled to leave St. Louis Sept. 27, but will travel to New Orleans and other cities in the southeast for a number of days before returning to Regensburg. Having an overseas police officer in the department was a first-time experience for Ballwin and Sgt. Jim Heldmann described it as extremely positive. “I think all of us learned from having Andy here,” he said.





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Annual Craft Fair The Marquette High School Marching Band Annual Craft Fair is on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 9 a.m-4 p.m. and on Sunday, Oct. 20 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Marquette High, located at 2351 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield.

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Mayor’s Cup presentation (from left): Parkway School District’s Deputy Superintendent Desi Kirchhofer, Parkway’s Director of Athletics and Activities Mike Gohn, Chesterfield City Administrator Michael Herring, Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation (holding trophy), Councilmember Dan Hurt (Ward 3), Councilmember Barry Flachsbart (Ward 1), Councilmember Connie Fults (Ward 4) and Parkway Central High Principal Tim McCarthy (Photo by Ellis Dunn, a Parkway West student)

Winning the Mayor’s Cup Parkway Central High in September won the inaugural Chesterfield “Mayor’s Cup” football trophy. Central High played Parkway West High at Central High. Both schools are located within Chesterfield. As part of Chesterfield’s 25th anniversary celebration and in recognition of the schools’ many achievements and impressive football tradition, Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation attended the game. Immediately following, he presented the “Mayor’s Cup” trophy to the Colts. The trophy will reside in Central High’s trophy case until the next year’s game. Approximately half of Chesterfield is served by the Parkway School District. Parkway Central and Parkway West are the only high schools located within Chesterfield’s city limits.

New appointment Westminster Christian Academy has appointed alumnus Sarah Guldalian as a director of development in the advancement team. Guldalian will cultivate relationships with parents, particularly mothers

of Westminster students, and alumni to move the mission of Westminster forward. She will work alongside Tom Stoner, Jim Marsh and Steve Lauer. Guldalian is enthusiastic about serving the Westminster community in her new position. “I’m excited to see how God works in Westminster through my relationships with moms, previous moms and alumni. I look forward to hearing what God is doing in their and their students’ lives and talking about how we can make further impact at Westminster together,” Guldalian said. Guldalian brings 13 years of experience in media, communications and Christian outreach to the new position. She and her husband, Justin, live in St. Louis and have two children. As an alumnus, Guldalian hopes her children will one day experience the same spiritual and academic growth that she met with at Westminster. “Westminster helped me identify my talents, challenged me and provided me with so many opportunities,” Guldalian said. “Now that I’m back, I want to use what I’ve learned and bring it back here, coming

Rockwood has high hopes. Ten schools have been recognized as having a highhope student body, according to research company Gallup. Surveys were given to more than 1,700 schools, and 192 schools were identified as high-hope schools. According to Gallup, hopefully students are more likely to go to school, engage in learning and make good grades. “Being hopeful is having a positive and can-do drive within oneself,” Jane Brown, director of Differentiated Services, said. “This mindset is critical to possess (and) propel our students to success and to realize their potential. This culture of hope is a result of explicit efforts within our schools from teachers, administrators and parents to ensure that in all we do we continuously and systemically model and promote a positive hopeful school culture.” Rockwood High-Hope Schools include: Geggie, Green Pines, South Middle, Uthoff Valley, Wild Horse, Woerther, LaSalle, Ellisville, Rockwood Valley and Selvidge.

Urging AP classes An increasing number of Missouri high school students are taking advanced placement classes, but state education officials want to see that number grow as they work to prepare students for the challenges of college, other postsecondary education and careers. A new report from the College Board, which administers the AP program nationwide, shows that students at public schools in Missouri took 26,486 AP classes in 2012, about 1,800 more than the previous year. Education officials say AP classes not only offer the opportunity to earn college

credit during high school but also help students succeed in more rigorous college-level coursework. Research has shown that students who successfully complete AP classes are more likely to attend college, be placed in advanced classes, earn higher grade point averages and graduate in four years. “AP classes are one way schools can offer students experience with the kinds of courses they will encounter in college and the increasingly higher expectations of the workplace,” Chris L. Nicastro, Missouri Commissioner of Education, said. “We want to continue to increase the number of students taking AP classes to help them acquire the knowledge and skills they need for the future.” A majority of colleges and universities award credit to students earning a 3 or higher on AP exams. The number of AP exams receiving a 3 or higher in Missouri increased by nearly 1,000, from 15,653 tests in 2012 to 16,638 tests in 2013. Although more students in Missouri are successfully completing AP classes, the state ranks 48th among all 50 states and the District of Columbia in the percentage of students participating in the program. Preparing students for college and careers is one of the major goals of the Top 10 by 20, which calls for Missouri schools to rank among the top 10 performing states in the national in education by the year 2020.

National Achievement Semifinalists Lafayette High senior Marcus Powell has been chosen as a Semifinalist in the 50th annual National Achievement Scholarship Program. Other Semifinalists in Powell the West Newsmagazine readership area include: Taylor R. Harris, Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School; and John A. Miller, Priory. More than 1,600 black American high school seniors were chosen from more than 160,000 students. The students will now continue in the competition for approximately 800 Achievement Scholarship awards, worth about $2.5 million that will be offered next spring. The National Achievement Scholarship




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Celebrating ‘America’s Best’ Parkway Central, North, South and West high schools made it to Newsweek magazine’s rankings of America’s Best High Schools and received their banners to prove it. They all also ranked among the top 15 best high schools in Missouri. Newsweek’s annual list highlights those public high schools across the country that do the best job of providing college-ready graduates. To generate the overall rankings, Newsweek factored in six criteria. Three make up 75 percent of the overall score: the four-year, on-time graduation rate; college acceptance rate and number of AP and other college-level exams given per student. Average SAT/ACT scores and college-level test scores count for another 10 percent each, and the number of students enrolled in at least one AP or other college-level course accounts for the final 5 percent.

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Flu shots offered The Rockwood School District is providing flu shots to its students, staff, parents and patrons. For Rockwood employees and their immediate families, flu shots cost $20 and FluMists cost $30. For Rockwood students and community members, flu shots cost $28 and FluMists cost $38. For more information, contact Amy Wehr, supervisor of health and wellness, at 733-2008 or email wehramy@rockwood. To view Rockwood’s flu shot schedule, visit the district website.

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Crestview Middle student Caleb Leslie got a chance of a lifetime on Sept. 23 when he threw out the first pitch at the St. Louis Cardinals game. It was Strikeout Childhood Cancer Day at Busch Stadium. Caleb was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma, a rare pediatric bone cancer, in May. Caleb and another patient from the Cardinal Kids Cancer Center at Mercy Hospital represented all children fighting the disease in the St. Louis area by throwing out the first pitch. “(Caleb) loves being a part Caleb Leslie with pitcher Jason Motte of the Jr. Lancer Football organization, and he loves the Rams and Cardinals baseball,” Caleb’s mother, Beth Leslie, said. Caleb not only got to meet pitcher Jason Motte, but he also got a signed baseball.




Parkway’s new chef is taking school lunches to a whole new level By KATE UPTERGROVE When an elementary student takes time to write a letter complimenting the food you are serving, you know you must be doing something right. In August, Green Trails Elementary student Laila Green sent the following letter to Chef Dan Flick. “Last year the food wasen’t that good but when I got food this year it tastet so good and so real. I love this year’s food. I wish I made food this good. I love the vegbibels and all your food. From Laila [sic]” According to her third grade teacher, no one asked Laila to write the letter. She just presented it to her teacher and asked that it be given to the district’s new chef. Yes, you read that right. The Parkway School District has its first-ever resident chef. “It’s a new trend, but it’s about time,” Flick said. A former restaurant chef and instructor at L’Ecole Culinaire, Flick said, “I don’t think there are a lot of chefs focused on schools right now, but that’s definitely the trend.” He noted that the trend began in health care with hospitals and care centers striving to improve the quality of food they served. For students, he thinks the trend is even more important, “because the last

thing parents want to do when they get home from work is cook.” “When I was growing up, every day at 5 p.m., you sat down to a home-cooked meal,” Flick said. “In many households, that’s no longer the case. Often, both parents work and the kids are involved in sports and after-school activities.” The result he said is that families end up eating a lot of fast food and quick-to-prepare meals and kids don’t develop a taste for nutritious home-cooked meals. “We’re trying to swing that around,” he said. “We’re striving to give kids a taste for appealing, nutritious food. We’re trying to make the food better – better looking, better tasting and better for you.” Flick said he is developing new recipes and offering healthy takes on old favorites such as whole wheat rolls with honey; low fat, low sodium cookies; baked fries; and even sweet potato fries. “We make a black bean brownie,” he said. Like his black bean brownies, all the cookies and breads are made from scratch. Flick also is trying to eliminate canned vegetables in favor of frozen ones that better retain their nutrients and color. He admits that cooking better on a budget is sometimes hard to do. “The more nutritious the food is, the

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High school softball Crown the Eureka Wildcats as the Suburban South/West Tournament champions for the second year in a row. The Wildcats defeated Parkway Central, Marquette, Lafayette and Parkway North and outscored them 29-5 to win the tournament. Eureka topped Parkway North 11-4 in the championship game. “It’s a nice honor,” Eureka coach Mark Mosley said. “Considering that we had to beat the No. 3 and No. 4 ranked teams before we even got to the championship game, that says something about the strength of the tournament.” Mosley did not want to place too much emphasis on the triumph. “I don’t think I’d say we were dominating. We played well,” Mosley said. “We beat a really good and hot team at the time in Marquette 6-1, which I was really happy about. Then we played a really tight, tense and exciting game against Lafayette and managed to squeak out a 1-0 win. With those two games in prepa-

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ration for the championship game, I had a good feeling we’d be able to hit in the championship game. “We had to go against some pretty darn good pitchers. For the tournament, our defense was solid and made the routine plays, we capitalized offensively on the other teams’ mistakes, and we were focused.” There were plenty of standout performances in the tournament. Maddie Krumrey threw three complete games. Casey Plank had the game-winning hit and was the source of the only run against Lafayette. “Really, you could name all of our starters because they all contributed at some point in the week,” Mosley said. “It was great to see the team getting wins because of multiple people, not just one.” Following the tournament, Eureka went on to beat Parkway South in a conference game. Then, the Wildcats played four games in the Jaguar Invitational and won them all to win that tournament as well. In a span of five days, Eureka played and won nine games. “It was amazing that the girls had the physical and mental energy to pull it off

MICDS’ Lynn Mittler recently earned her 200th career win when the Rams beat Nerinx Hall 6-0 in a league match. Mittler is in her 12th year as the Rams’ coach. The team celebrated by dousing Mittler with cold water and presenting her with flowers, balloons and cookies after the match. The celebration continued the next day at school with 200 balloons decorating Mittler’s classroom. Some of the balloons had messages inside from all the players, Mittler said. The milestone is an important one. “It was more emotional that I anticipated,” Mittler said. “Thinking back on all of the players who have contributed to our program was humbling. The countless hours and dedication that they put into their teams season after season are staggering.” There have been many highlights in Mittler’s tenure at MICDS, including 10 trips to the Final Four and five trips to the championship game. They won the state championship in 2009. “I fondly remember a lot of wins we were not supposed to have when we were the underdog and our girls believed in themselves and each other,” Mittler said. “The girls are what have really made it so rewarding. I have heard from a lot of players in the past few days and it has been terrific to know they are so proud of the great tradition they have been a part of here at MICDS.”

High school volleyball Marquette senior middle blocker Caroline Finnell is back with the Mustangs. She was out of action for about 10 weeks with a knee injury. Finnell, who is a recruit for Missouri State, came back and contributed in Marquette’s recent 25-20, 16-25, 25-20 road win against Parkway West. Finnell had four kills, a block and an ace in the victory. Coach Jared Kreienkamp said it was good to have her back in the lineup. “She was a little rusty, which is to be expected after not playing for 10 weeks,”

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Prep football: Week six forecast By WARREN MAYES Buckle up the chinstraps. One of the top rivalry games in the region will be held on Friday, Oct. 4. It’s a game that truly represents high school football. Parkway North takes a short bus ride to play at Parkway Central. The kickoff is set for 7 p.m. in the Suburban South Conference matchup. You can expect the crowd to be large and excited to root for the Vikings and Colts. The two schools are close to each other and have fan bases that turn out to support each team. Colts coach Mark Goldenberg and Vikings coach Bob Bunton represent two of the top coaches in the area and their teams annually reflect that. Two years ago, Parkway Central snapped a four-game losing streak with a 25-7 victory over the Vikings. Last year, the Colts scored a victory. Both teams are off to good starts this year. Parkway Central is led by quarterback Zack Lazenby and running back Audie Brooks. Isiah Sneed, Jonathan Bonner and Johnny Naughton are the top receivers. On

defense, Naughton and Andrew Burcke are the top tackles. Lazenby also handles the kicking chores. Roosevelt Abram leads the balanced Parkway North ground attack. Ryan Smith, Phillip Stokes and Tim Crueso also get carries out of the backfield. Junior Timm Grant is the quarterback. Lamarrick Jackson and Levi Buresch are the top tacklers for the Vikings.

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game all year and bested a very good McCluer North team 1-0 to win the championship. “The ‘83 state championship was a complete surprise to me. They had a strong will and competitive spirit that carried them throughout the year. 1982 was a disappointing year and the championship in ‘83 was very unexpected, although as the year progressed, you could see something special about them.” Michler had fond memories of the 1988 team as well. “The ‘88 team was the most fun you could ever have with a group of young guys,” Michler said. “They were great players and very serious when it came time to play, but they loved to have a good time and play jokes on each other. They lost only two games and beat Rockhurst in the final 1-0. “In ‘88, it was more expected. We had a very strong group of players returning and our expectations were high. They did not disappoint. Both teams were the best all year. Both teams had many players play college soccer.” Michler said the reunions were fun. “We had a great time and they were thrilled to be remembered and honored,” Michler said. Next year will bring more reunions, Michler said. CBC will honor the 1969 and 2004 teams next year on the corresponding date of the CBC tournament.”

Seckman’s total of 80. Lafayette was led by Emma Riordan, who finished 10th in 21 minutes, 28 seconds. Here are the team scores for the Parkway meet: 1. Lafayette 41, 2. Eureka 51, 3. Parkway Central 104, 4. Webster Groves 108, 5. Lindbergh 110, 6. Holt 145, 7. Parkway South 183, 8. St. Joseph’s 190, 9. Westminster 217 and 10. Parkway North 257. Sarah Nicholson led Lafayette in a second-place finish with a time of 19:48. She was followed in third place by teammate Anna West in 20:05. The other top 15 finishes by Lafayette were Ellie Larson in seventh in 20:51 and Mary Augustin in 15th in 21:46.

High school boys soccer The state soccer champion teams from 1983 and 1988 were honored recently by CBC during the annual CBC Tournament. Coach Terry Michler and Joe Gunn put it together. “Football had a reunion touch football day this fall and it grew from that,” Michler said. The 1983 team was Michler’s first to win a state championship. “They were loaded with winners,” Michler said. “They had a ‘refuse to lose’ attitude among them. They only lost one




Here are the area games, all at 7 p.m., scheduled for Friday: • Lindbergh at Lafayette • Kennedy at Cardinal Ritter • SLUH at De Smet Jesuit • Marquette at Eureka • Webster Groves at Parkway West • Parkway North at Parkway Central • CBC at Chaminade • Parkway South at Mehlville


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Here are the games scheduled for Saturday: • Westminster at John Burroughs, 1 p.m. • Lutheran North at MICDS, 2 p.m. • Lutheran South at Priory, 2 p.m. Principia has a bye this week.

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By WARREN MAYES A new school. A new team. A new country. If fact, it’s all new to Westminster Christian Academy senior golfer Jessica Dreesbeimdieke. She arrived in St. Louis this summer from Windhoek, South Africa, after her mother married Namibia-born Champions Tour golfer Trevor Dodds. “I came here blindly trusting my mother,” Dreesbeimdieke said. Today, she is happy to be a Wildcat and coach Steve Bradley is happy to have her. At the recent Angel Classic at The Golf Club of Wentzville, Dreesbeimdieke shot a 2-under 69 and defeated defending Class 2 champion Amanda Kim of Fort Zumwalt South. The Wildcats had a team score of 325 and that was good enough to capture their third straight Angel Classic crown. “It’s not my best score ever but it’s my best score in America,” Dreesbeimdieke said. “My best score on my home course was when I shot a 66, which is 5 under par.” A member of the Namibia Jr. Golf Association and the Ladies Golf Amateur Foundation, this is her first time playing golf for a school team and she’s loving it. “The golf girls are really, really awesome. They’re like my family now,” Dreesbeimdieke said. She also gives her coach a lot of credit. “Coach Bradley’s spirit and dedication are so phenomenal,” she said. The feeling is mutual, but there have been hurdles to overcome. “The first thing I realized was that she was used to reading distances in meters,” Bradley said. “Everyone uses the metric system but not

here,” Dreesbeimdieke said. “At first, I didn’t know how far things were. I got a range finder and set it to meters. I’m not going to move to yards and feet any time soon. When someone says it’s 3 feet from the hole, I don’t know what that is. When someone says a mile, I don’t know what that is.” All that aside, she can play golf. Her iron shots are good, but her short game is her strength – and helping to keep her short game “in order” is her stepfather. “He’s been coaching me more often since I got here,” Dreesbeimdieke said. “We play together on the weekends. He watches my swing and gives me tips on how to deal with certain shots. He’s a mental coach as well as physical coach. He comes to most of my matches.” But Bradley said much of the credit goes to Dreesbeimdieke. “I wish I could drive the ball as far as she does,” Bradley said. “She flat out crushes her drives and they always seem to land in the middle of the fairway. I sometimes think she has a dial on her wedges. “She has an uncanny ability to hit the correct distance with each approach shot. She is a very good putter but could probably use a little bit of extra work there. Couldn’t we all?” This fall, she wants to help Westminster win a third state championship and play well enough to go to a college and compete. Some college coach is going to be a very happy person when she signs on the dotted line, Bradley said. Dreesbeimdieke hopes that will happen. She wants to play in college. Trouble is, she is not too familiar with American universities. “I am new to the whole college scene,” Dreesbeimdieke said. Meanwhile, she’s having fun, enjoying the Wildcats and her new life in America. “Very few things are the same,” Dreesbeimdieke said. “The food is a lot different. When I go to Target, there’s not one food item I really know. Most of them I’ve never seen before. “But I really like the people here. There is so much less crime. The people are so friendly. People in South Africa are not as warm and open.” Things at school are different, too. “The work is similar but the way they do it is different,” Dreesbeimdieke said. Although she’s enjoying America, she said saying goodbye to South Africa was hard. “My dad (Thomas) still lives there,” Dreesbeimdieke said. “It was really hard to say goodbye to my dad. That was the worst. My grandparents still live there and so do all of my friends. Basically, everyone I know is there. It was emotional to leave.” As difficult as leaving was, Bradley is glad that she’s here.




Matthew Gilman is a force to be reckoned with on two fields

Matthew Gilman

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By WARREN MAYES After a record-breaking year as a junior, Principia’s Matthew Gilman is in his third year as starting quarterback for the Panthers and he is maintaining his standards of excellence. Gilman passed for 1,693 yards and 21 touchdowns last year. Both were school records. This fall through four games, he leads the area with 103 points scored on 14 touchdowns and 19 extra points. Gilman has thrown for 353 yards on 30 of 53 pass-

ing for five touchdowns. Using his speed, Gilman also leads the Panthers in rushing with 738 yards on 46 attempts. That averages out at a whopping 16 yards per attempt. Panthers coach Brad Warrick is not surprised. “Matthew has been dynamic in starting the season,” Warrick said. “His hard work over the summer and being a three-year starter have really put him in a great position to excel this year. We knew Matthew was going to be better this year with four of our five offensive linemen returning this year and our starting running back, Maverick Holmsley, also returning. “Their experience in running the readoption last year has made them all very successful this year.” Gilman beat out a senior quarterback three years ago because of his “mobility, love of the game and fearlessness,” Warrick said. The Panthers ran the Wing-T offense in his sophomore year. To better use Gilman’s strengths, Warrick switched to the spread read-option offense in his junior year. Gilman likes the offense. Standing 6-foot, 180-pound Gilman believes he has improved greatly since his sophomore campaign. “Words can’t describe the growth I’ve

made in these past three years,” Gilman said. “I was 5-foot-7, 135 pounds as a sophomore, and not very fast or that strong compared to the competition. “Now, I have increased my speed more than I thought I would as a senior. It feels good to be one of the bigger, stronger guys on the field for once.” His brother, T. Gilman, is one who helped him become the athlete he is today. “One contributing factor to all of my success both this year and last year is my brother. He is basically my personal trainer,” Gilman said. “He is also an assistant coach this year. “Another factor is my team (from) last year. We had two new wideouts, Eddie (Bargmann) and Sawyer (Grow), along with Will Allen, who all greatly contributed to my success, especially in my passing game. As always, Maverick, the running back, who in my mind is the hardest runner I’ve ever seen play, and it’s my honor to play with him.” Gilman is a strong runner on the field. He can make quick moves to avoid defenders and breakthrough tackles. He has other qualities as well. “Because of his athletic ability, he is a great defender, tackler, defensive back and is also our punt returner (1 touchdown), and kicker (6 touchbacks, 19 extra points),”

Warrick said. The ability to run contributes to his success and it also forces defenses to be wary of him. Still, Gilman knows he is not a one-man gang. The Panthers are a team. He credits his teammates with the team’s success and helping him do what he does, even in his role as team captain. “My co-captain, Robby Butler, is a very impressive leader,” Gilman said, “and I learn many things from watching him lead.” As good as he is on offense, Gilman also gets it done on defense. He is a strong safety. Last year, Gilman had 52 tackles, five sacks, three fumble recoveries and three interceptions. He likes playing on the other side of the ball. Gilman is also a standout in lacrosse. Since Principia does not have a team, he plays attack for John Burroughs. He was the Missouri Scholastic Lacrosse Association’s Most Outstanding Player last year in the Division II Championship game that John Burroughs won 9-7. He scored five goals in that victory. “It was a very good game and good season for me,” Gilman said. Lacrosse is likely the sport he’ll play in college, but Warrick said he believes Gilman will be a success – on field and off – no matter what sport he chooses.




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Kids International Early Childhood Education Center believes that children learn by “doing.” This style of learning begins in our infant classrooms, which are designed to encourage babies to explore their new world in a safe, warm and supportive environment. As the children grow, they are encouraged to follow their own curiosity and interests, and to build knowledge from their experiences. This type of “hands-on” learning helps instill a lifelong love of learning. Our curriculum is based on aspects of the Project Construct and Reggio Emilia approaches to education. A new addition to our school is our Certified Outdoor Classroom which allows our children to explore nature as an integral and joyful part of their daily learning. Learning…..Love….Laughter……that’s what Kids International is all about!

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Lindsey Fuller, Director Elaine Rosi Academy for Children is not your average preschool. We follow the Creative Curriculum program influenced by Montessori basics. Included in the program are Chinese and Spanish language classes, computer and music classes, food and outdoor classes, and all taught by degreed teachers. Family events are an important part of our school program. Family Picnics, Spring Hoe Down, Fall Round Up, Trivia Night, are just a few of the activities. Oh yes, we also do children’s haircuts. Elaine Rosi Academy offers great value and is open when most other schools are closed. Please ask about Before and After school program.

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St. Louis Community College-Wildwood St. Louis Community College-Wildwood offers high quality education in a state-of-the-art facility. By completing an Associate in Arts degree, students can transfer smoothly to most public and private colleges and universities in Missouri (and many other states). Students can also complete a Certificate of Proficiency or Certificate of Specialization in Business Administration, take general education courses required for many STLCC degrees, and complete prerequisites for allied health degrees offered on other STLCC campuses. With an active student body, quality instructors, small class sizes, tutoring services and a full-service library, STLCC helps students achieve their academic goals. Visit for information.

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Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Mrs. Elizabeth Miller, Head of School

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School is an independent, Catholic school educating boys and girls age 3-grade 6 and young women grades 7-12. An 8:1 student-to-teacher ratio ensures exceptional individualized attention. As a member of an international network of Sacred Heart schools, the school shares an educational philosophy of faith, academics, service, community, and personal growth. Students are prepared to serve as global citizens through cultural exchange opportunities in 45 countries. The school is also recognized nationally as a leader in classroom technology.

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The Centre at Conway strives to give parents the peace of mind they deserve, providing a foundation for each child’s future through the art of learning. The school offers children ages 6 weeks through kindergarten a safe, educational environment, with a diverse list of classes open Monday through Friday year round. Children will have the opportunity to take advantage of The Centre’s Spanish classes or Summer Fun program, packed with a fun, interactive curriculum, including computer and aerobic classes, field trips, swimming and music outside of the Montessori curriculum. The Centre is state-licensed and as part of Montessori Child Care is one of the most culturally diverse Montessori schools in the area, with staff and children from around the world. “We specialize in catering to our children with excellent teachers and a clean, loving environment for them to learn,” Richard Deeba II, president of The Centre at Conway, said. Deeba joined the family business, which started in 1976, with his father, and now runs the school alongside him. “I love the philosophy The Centre offers, allowing me to come to work every day with a smile on my face and an aspiration to help children in the growing process,” Deeba said. The Centre at Conway staff is dedicated to each child’s education, and some have been with the school for more than 20 years. The school offers superior child care with competitive rates. “Child care is a huge decision for parents, and we want to make them as comfortable and secure as possible that they made the right decision to come to The Centre at Conway,” Deeba said.

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Chesterfield Day School Matthew Virgil, Head of School

Chesterfield Day School provides premier preparation from ages 18 months through 6th grade and a personalized education of unparalleled excellence to students of diverse backgrounds. CDS believes that every child has an inherent love of learning and the school fosters this love by using a range of teaching methods to ensure genuine learning is occurring for each student. CDS guides students in their educational journey keeping them appropriately challenged along the way. The School’s highly personalized approach to education begins with Montessori practices in our early childhood program. The K-6 program bridges Montessori with methods used in premier secondary schools. The CDS environment promotes concentration, respect and independence. Their students are known for their academic preparedness, their strength of character, and their demonstration of stewardship in a broader world. CDS is a community where families feel at ease. CDS encourages parents to be active partners in their child’s education by volunteering both in the classroom and for school-wide activities. Their flexible and professional approach to recognizing each child’s strengths means that they can accommodate rolling admissions throughout the year. Don’t wait another full academic year before making the move to a school that will set the best direction for your child. For more information or to schedule a tour contact CDS today at or 314-469-6622.

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Andrews Academy Joe Patterson, Head of School

Andrews Academy is a traditional, private elementary school located in Creve Coeur. Its faculty and staff are dedicated to creating a learning environment where imagination and creativity are inspired and academic challenges are met. A school for students in junior kindergarten (4-year-olds) through sixth grade, Andrews emphasizes basic academic skills – mathematics, reading, writing, spelling, grammar, science and social studies – while maintaining a broad range of specialized programs in the disciplines of art, computer science, library, music, Spanish, physical education and performing arts. The school’s objective is to encourage maximum intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of each child on a personalized basis. It welcomes each child as a unique individual and strives to foster self-confidence, self-discipline, independent initiative for learning, consideration for others and accountability of one’s own actions. In promoting a quality program based on our guiding principles, Andrews expects students to then reach their potential to attain success in a pluralistic society. The average class size is 15 students, ensuring a low studentteacher ratio. Before and after-school care are offered at no additional charge. Mr. Patterson, head of schools, has been the only headmaster of Andrews Academy since its inception in 1979 and successfully launched Andrews Academy of Lake Saint Louis in 2005. To schedule a tour or to obtain additional information call or visit our website.

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Lord of Life Lutheran Preschool & Kids’ Day Out Elaine Robertson, Director The Christian curriculum sets them apart from most schools in the west county area. “Daily prayers, weekly Bible stories, and bi-weekly Chapel Times keep us connected to Jesus. In addition to classes for 18 month to 5year olds, they offer a 5 day “time to grow” (called Jr. Kindergarten) class for children who choose to stay in Preschool an additional year. “We realize parents’ needs have changed and we now offer hours between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.” Lunch bunch is available every day of the week. They take pride in preparing the children for Kindergarten: academically, socially, emotionally, and spiritually. “Kindergarten teachers recognize the Lord of Life kids by their good manners and readiness to learn.”

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Marla Shyken, OTR/L, Founder Pediatric Occupational Therapist , Marla Shyken opened up Play2Learn in 2009 in Chesterfield. Play2Learn offers sensory exploration, social engagement, fine and gross motor activities, education to parents and a feeling of success in a fun and playful environment. Devoted to helping kids who need that extra push, enrollment is now open for new classes in fine motor skills, social skills, letter recognition, handwriting, and dyslexia tutoring. They also offer individual Occupational Therapy sessions for children that need a more individualized approach.

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Midwest Institute for Neurological Development Jackie Rotenberg Worth, Executive Director

Midwest Institute for Neurological Development (MIND) is the Midwest’s first and only brain-based treatment and educational center dedicated to the evaluation and management of Neurobehavioral and Neurodevelopmental disorders. In a collaborative effort to bridge the gap between the medical arena and our educational system, the MIND has selected experts in the fields of neurology, neuroscience, neurological rehabilitation, physical therapy, occupational therapy, special education, reading specialists and psychological examiners. Their evidence-based approach applies the most current research from the fields of neuroscience, psychology and education, to provide the most comprehensive and individualized brain-based educational plan for each child. Conditions addressed at the facility include, but are not limited to; learning disabilities, behavioral disorders, attention deficit disorder (ADD), attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Autistic Spectrum Disorder(s), Asperger’s Syndrome, sensory integration disorder(s), dyslexia, pervasive developmental disorder(s) (PDD-NOS), obsessive compulsive disorder(s) (OCD), Tourette Syndrome and motor tics. Along with providing neurological and educational services to students, MIND also hosts a series of free community lectures featuring a variety of topics on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month. Their team of therapists and educators will work with your child to make his or her potential become reality! Please call (636) 537-9800 to schedule your child’s evaluation or come to one of their monthly Open House events on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

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The Elegant Child Campus Kathy Wolfe, Director

Since 1992, The Elegant Child Campus has grown from accommodating 60 children to more than 400 families. The Elegant Child is a privately owned, Missouri and Nationally accredited school and proud recipient of St. Louis Magazine’s A-List award, “The Best Full-Service Preschool.” The state of the art campus is designed for infants through kindergartners and offers a premiere curriculum for every age group. A high percentage of kindergarten graduates go on to gifted programs. Along with a core curriculum, a typical day at the Elegant Child includes special classes such as Baby Gym, Baby Music, Spanish, Physical Education, Music or cooking in the Kid’s Cooking Kitchen. Kids’ C.A.F.E. (Come After For Extras), a new on-site before and after school care program, has been developed for school aged children first through sixth grade. This program includes transportation to and from local area schools and has all the unique qualities you would expect from the Elegant Child like a kid’s snack shop, technology room, children’s lounge, craft room, after school sports activities and more. Kathy Wolfe, Elegant Child Director is entering her 34th year in the early childhood field and believes the key to children’s success can be found in the teachers that surround them. “We surround the children in our care with happy, loving staff members that make a higher level of learning a natural part of each day.” Wolfe said. Soccer, gymnastics, dance, computer classes, and football are extra-curricular activities that enhance this one of a kind program. Stop by anytime for a personal tour with one of their enrollment coordinators. They are celebrating over 20 years of excellence in Early Childhood Education!

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horse hair at a time onto the vase, burning it in. It is this burning that creates the patterns,” Schulz explained. The finished pottery turns out in striking black and white. Schulz includes the horse’s name on the bottom of the piece. Then, she weaves a horse hair braid for added decoration and to show the true color of the horse’s hair. Made in memory of living and deceased horses, the pottery holds a special connection between owners and their beloved equines. Healing spirits for both horse owner and the artist seem embedded in Schulz’s work. “I invite the horse owners to participate in the process,” Schulz said. “They can come to my studio and actually help to create the finished piece. It really is quite special to them.” To learn more about Schulz and her pottery, visit

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the Town & Country Fall Festival. “En plein air” is a French expression that means “in the open air.” Artists participating in the event will be doing just that, creating paintings that draw inspiration from the natural beauty within the borders of Town & Country. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and artists will paint until 4 p.m.

artists. High school student artists are also encouraged to participate and will compete for a separate category of prizes. Additional details and registration forms can be found online at town-and-country. org, by calling (314) 434-1215 or emailing The city’s Fall Festival will take place the same day from 9 a.m.-noon.




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East meets West at Rayna Jewelry Boutique. Runal Sakla-Nadgauda, owner, opened her unique new jewelry store in Ballwin because of her passion of wearing, designing and creating gorgeous pieces of jewelry. Rayna offers three distinct types of jewelry. The Signature Collection features 18-carat or 22-carat gold or platinum studded jewelry with premium quality diamonds or precious jewels. The Classic Collection offers stunning designer jewelry in gold or silver. The Style Collection includes everyday pieces that reflect the latest trends in necklaces, earrings and rings. In addition to jewelry, Rayna also offers festival related items.

Pinot’s Palette is an upscale paint and sip studio. Owner Maureen Wilson experienced the unique concept and brought it to St. Louis. “Our experts guide you step by step through the featured painting. We provide all the supplies, and at the end, you leave with your own masterpiece,” Maureen said. The large studio includes a spacious private room that is perfect for occasions ranging from girls nights out, bachelorette and birthday parties and date nights to larger corporate events.




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FDA to monitor mobile medical apps

Pregnant women with a BMI that is too high or low are at increased risk for maternal complications, extended hospitalization and increased medical costs.

BMI linked to problem pregnancies Pregnant women with a body mass index (BMI) greater or less than recommended are more likely to have health complications, require extended hospital care and incur higher medical costs, a recently published study showed. Scottish researchers during the years 2003-2010 examined data on nearly 110,000 pregnant women to investigate the impact of expectant women’s BMI on maternal complications, length of hospital stay and health care costs. For the study, they grouped the women into five categories: underweight (BMI <18.5), normal weight (BMI 18.524.9), overweight (BMI 25-29.9), obese (BMI 30-35) and severely obese (BMI >35). The analysis revealed that the risk of maternal complications increased with BMI. Specifically, compared to normal weight women, severely obese women were at three times the risk of hypertension and gestational diabetes. When compared to women

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it will begin regulating some medical applications designed to run on smartphones and other mobile devices. In a release issued last month, the FDA announced that it would take a tailored approach to medical app monitoring, meaning it will limit its oversight to apps that present “a greater risk to patients if they do not work as intended.” “We have worked hard to strike the right balance, reviewing only the mobile apps that have the potential to harm consumers if they do not function properly,” Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA’s Center for Device and Radiological Health, said. There currently are mobile apps that can diagnose abnormal heart rhythms, turn smartphones into ultrasound devices and work as the “central command” for glucose meters used by diabetics. They have the potential to transform health care for the better, but if they do not operate correctly, they can pose a serious risk for those who depend on them, the FDA noted. The agency said it will focus its oversight on: 1) apps that are intended to be used as an accessory to a regulated device, such as an app that allows a doctor to make a diagnosis by viewing a medical image from a picture archiving and communica-

tion system on a mobile device; and 2) apps that transform a mobile platform into a regulated medical device, such as an electrocardiography (ECG) machine to detect abnormal hearth rhythms or determine if a patient is having a heart attack. Mobile medical apps that undergo FDA review will be assessed using the same regulatory standards and risk-based approach that the agency applies to other medical devices, FDA officials said.

Electronic medical records, please Many people would be willing to find a new doctor if doing so would allow them access to their electronic medical records, according to a survey. In a recent survey of more than 9,000 adults in nine countries – including 1,000 people from the U.S. – 41 percent of respondents said they would be willing to switch physicians to gain online access to their own electronic medical records (EMR). According to the survey, which was conducted by Accenture, 36 percent of U.S. consumers have full access to their EMR, but 57 percent self-track their medical information, including their health history (37 percent), physical activity (34 percent) and health indicators such as blood pressure and weight (33 percent). Among those surveyed, 84 percent said they believe they should have full access to their EMR, but the majority of U.S. doctors (65 percent) say patients should have only limited access to their records, which is what 63 percent of people said they currently have, according to Accenture.

Mouth germ might cause colon cancer A germ found in the mouth could raise the risk of colon cancer. According to researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Dental Medicine in Cleveland, a bacterium known as “Fn” lives in the mouth and can travel to other sites in the body. In the colon, Fn can attach to a cell receptor and spur the growth of cancer cells. In an experiment, researcher Yiping Han created a substance that seems to block the

cancer-causing process, but she does not know if it will lead to a preventative treatment. In the meantime, she said, people should practice good oral hygiene, because the mouth is the gateway to health. The National Institutes of Health supported the study, which appeared in the journal Cell Host & Microbe.

Thumbs-up for preschool naps Sleep researchers have concluded that for preschoolers, napping enhances memory. A study at the University of Massachusetts Amherst showed that preschool-aged children who napped performed significantly better than their non-napping peers on a visual-spatial task. The children who napped out-performed those who did not nap when completing the task on the afternoon after a nap and also on the following day. “Essentially, we are the first to report evidence that naps are important for preschool children,” said Rebecca Spencer, a research psychologist. “Our study shows that naps help the kids better remember what they are learning in preschool.” For the study, researchers taught 40 children from six preschools a visual-spatial task in the mornings and had each child participate in two conditions. In one condition, they were encouraged to nap during their regular classroom naptime, with naps averaging 77 minutes in duration. In the other scenario, they were kept awake for the same amount of time. Researchers tested the children’s memory for the game after the nap and wake conditions. To determine if nighttime sleep affected performance, they re-tested the children on the following day. Following a nap, the children’s recall was 10 percent better than when they were denied a nap, leading researchers to conclude that naps for preschoolers enhance their learning. Results of the study appear in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Bowling to beat breast cancer Susan G. Komen® St. Louis is asking St. Louis area residents to spare some time to help strike out breast cancer by participating in its fifth annual Spare Nothing for the Cure on Sunday, Oct. 27. The family-



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WellSPA opens in Wildwood WellSPA, a medical spa, has opened at 16455 B Village Plaza View Drive in Wildwood. Specializing in holistic medicine including chiropractic care, Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture, and a variety of massage treatments and herbal medicine treatments, WellSPA combines the history of Western healing and traditional Chinese medicine healing. friendly bowling event will benefit breast cancer research and local breast health programs funded by the organization. Bowlers have two times and two locations from which to choose; sessions will be held from noon-2 p.m. and from 3-5 p.m. at Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield and at Brunswick Zone XL in St. Peters. Currently, the entry fee is $25 per bowler/$150 per team of six; on Oct. 11, prices increase by $5 per bowler. Participants receive two hours of unlimited bowling, shoe rental and an event T-shirt. Anyone unable to attend can register as a phantom bowler for $30 ($35 beginning Oct. 11) and will be mailed a T-shirt after the event. The first four Spare Nothing for the Cure events raised more than $85,000 to fight breast cancer. To register for this year’s event, visit

On the calendar Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center will conduct a blood drive from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at in the Multipurpose Room at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Visit ••• Friends of St. Luke’s will present “Caring for an Aging Loved One” from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at. St. Luke’s Hospital, 232 S. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield. A panel of experts in geriatrics, including a physician, social worker, pharmacist, home health coordinator and caregiver specialist, will provide caregivers with information to help them begin tough conversations and find solutions. To register, call (314) 5762345, or visit ••• “MS Breakthrough: Advancing Care” will be held from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at the St. Louis Frontenac Hilton, 1335 S. Lindbergh. Presented the week following a global meeting on multiple sclerosis, physicians will discuss new potential treatments for MS and myelin repair. A question-and-answer session will follow the presentation, and


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Since 1991, Aesthetic Design has been transforming and enhancing backyard lifestyles with beautiful decks, screen porches, shade structures, pergolas, gazebos, paver patios, outdoor fire pits and water features. They do complete backyard packages with a focus on design and function. Their reputation is built on superior construction techniques, attention to detail, creative design and personalized attention. For the person who is looking for a company that can think outside the box and wants something unique and creative – Aesthetic Design is the company. Call for a free consultation or schedule an appointment at their one-of-a-kind showroom.

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Baker Pool & Spa has served the St. Louis community since 1968 and has been St. Louis’ exclusive Hot Spring® Portable Spa dealer for over 30 years. They take pride in offering the most reliable, efficient, and superior quality spas on the market. Their number one priority is providing their customers with the highest level of service and satisfaction. This is why the majority of the spas they sell start with referrals from one of their well over 8000 happy customers. They don’t just want to sell you a spa, they want to make it one of your favorite destinations!

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At BaumHouse design, clients can enjoy a beautiful home and leave the worrying to professionals who take creativity to the next level. Owner/Designer Julie Baum, ASID, provides turnkey service, from initial concept design to finished remodel. Design plans are unique to the specific customer, emphasizing service, quality of products and attention to detail. Goals of the proposed project –use of the space, desired results and budgetary guidelines are used to create the perfect design for any home. The ultimate goal is to provide customers with a worryfree renovation experience. Visit her kitchen and bath showroom or call for an appointment.

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Brentwood Material Company is a family owned and operated landscaping supply company that has been proudly serving the greater St. Louis area since 1987. They are conveniently located on South Brentwood Boulevard about 2 miles south of The Galleria. Their products include: natural stone, cultured stone, retaining wall block, fire pits/places, pavers, old St. Louis used brick, and bulk materials such as mulch and gravel. They deliver! Call them today for a quote: 314.968.0184 -or- visit them online at




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(636) 391-2226 English Sweep, chimney and ventilation specialists have served the area since 1979. They do more than sweep chimneys. They repair ugly, unsafe, smelly and leaking chimneys! They install wood burning or gas stoves, inserts, gas logs and fireplace flue liners. They also install covers, glass doors, replace all flashing on chimneys. They install liners for furnace and water heaters, sweep dryer and air duct vents. The Chimney Safety Institute of America and English Sweep recommend annual evaluations of the furnace, water heater and gas appliance vents, as well as fireplaces. They are available weekdays to answer questions and schedule appointments!


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HEART FOR AFRICA West County woman flies on wings of hope to bring humanitarian aid to Africa By CAROL ENRIGHT The most impressive quality about Elsa Klarich isn’t her model good looks, her unabashed love for the hundreds of babies and mothers she has helped, or even the fact that, at 22 – yes, 22 – she flies medical missions in Tanzania. What is most impressive about this young woman from Ballwin is that she is so utterly unimpressed with herself. Helping others is just something that she has always wanted to do. “I started doing missions and humanitarian work when I was 14, because I couldn’t find any organizations that would take me when I was younger,” Elsa said. Her mother, Cheryl, said her daughter has “always had a heart for Africa.” She had her first inkling that Elsa would pursue a life of service when she was 5 years old and heard a missionary at her church talk about his work helping children with AIDS in Africa. “She gave all of her birthday money to the missionary,” Cheryl said. “I just knew, at that time, that this was just a little seed she was planting that, someday, might grow into that.” A passion for service Seventeen years later that “little seed” has blossomed into a passion for service that has taken Elsa to Tanzania, where she flies planes delivering basic health care services to women and babies for Wings of Hope. Based out of Spirit Airport in Chesterfield, Wings of Hope delivers humanitarian aid to Tanzania and 46 other countries around the globe. Elsa recently returned home from a six-month stint in Tanzania, where her duties included basic accounting and being a “go-fer” taking care of all of the day-to-day errands that keep a nonprofit running. “It’s very much like any volunteer organization, where you end up doing anything you can to help,” said Elsa. “I love that. If you can use me, tell me what I can do.” Elsa, who plans on spending at least the next two-and-a-half years in Tanzania, said one of her biggest challenges has been understanding the culture and the language. “I use a lot of hand motions to understand what they’re needing and what they’re asking me for …” Elsa said. “I want to help so badly, but sometimes

you can get overwhelmed by how much need there still is.” She is taking an intensive course in Swahili so that she can communicate better with the people she helps. Still, overcoming the language barrier has not been the most difficult aspect about living in Africa. “I miss my family,” she said. Elsa is one of five children, all of whom have adopted the family value of serving others in some way or another. Her older sister, Rachael, spent some time volunteering at an orphanage in Brazil. Her brother Jon, who is studying medicine at the University of Missouri, just returned from a medical mission trip to Honduras. Her brother Sam is the head of philanthropy for his fraternity at Cornell. “We’ve been blessed,” said Cheryl, “and, if we can, we like to bless others.” Flying medical missions in Africa Elsa, who will soon graduate from Liberty University with a degree in aeronautics, earned her pilot’s license before her first mis-

sion in Tanzania. During her brief visit home, she traveled to Iowa to get instrument rated so that she can fly by Instrument Flight Rules (IFR). This IFR rating means that she will be able to fly into clouds and other weather strictly using instruments. Wings of Hope required her to receive her IFR rating prior to flying solo. She had been flying with a safety pilot while in Tanzania. Today, back in Tanzania, Elsa serves as the field director for Wings of Hope. In addition to running the base, her primary duties are flying into the remote areas of Tanzania to provide health care for the women and children of the Maasai tribe. “It’s so remote still that the health care and hospitals vary in this area,” Elsa explained. “Usually, there’s a lack of medicine, there are a lack of doctors, there are a lack of nurses.” Elsa and her medical team provide services such as prenatal care and vitamins for pregnant women and vaccinations for diseases, such as polio and measles, for their babies. In most cases, the women deliver their babies at home. If there is a complication, however, the Wings of Hope team will fly the mother and baby to the nearest hospital.

Many young people volunteer at local charities or participate in mission trips in developing countries. But not many of them, particularly young women, fly planes in the bush country of Africa. So how did Elsa end up being an aviator? “I was sitting by a pool one day, and I looked at my mom and said, ‘I think I’m supposed to fly airplanes,’” Elsa recalled. Cheryl remembers that day, too. “I said, ‘We’ll talk about that later,’” she said, thinking that her daughter would forget about it. “But she never did.” Cheryl has never been comfortable with Elsa flying planes. “I think I liked it better when she started doing their accounting (in Tanzania), which was on the ground,” said Cheryl. “When I think about Elsa landing airplanes in the bush, that makes me nervous.” That said, Cheryl said the more flight training Elsa has received, “the more peace I have that this is something she was called to do.” She also sees her daughter as “a good role model for other young girls” who might want to fly planes in what is traditionally a male-dominated profession. Elsa said her parents have been extremely supportive, but she knows that they worry. “My poor parents,” she said. “There comes a point when your



children aren’t your own anymore. You just have to let them go and say, ‘Live your life and be the best that you can be,’” said Cheryl. “It can be hard, yes. But I imagine it’s a tiny bit of what military families feel like, just a little bit of what they feel, having their children go and serve our country, you know, serving Africa.” A conversation with David Klarich, Elsa’s father, makes it clear that he is incredibly proud of his daughter. But his feelings about her flying planes in the bush are what you might expect from any concerned dad. “I’m just in a constant state of panic,” he said. Changing the world Elsa says she feels “so blessed” to be able to do something that she’s always wanted to do and be “just a little bit of that change” in the developing world. “Getting to go and help people with the medical care is wonderful,” she said. But she’s equally excited “just actually going and seeing the kids and getting to hold the little ones and getting to be a part of their lives and build relationships. It’s so exciting to be able to go out to these places and deliver something that really is lifechanging.” Elsa praised Wings of Hope for being “an incredible instrument all around the world to provide for people with health care and food and water, and the list goes on.” According to its website, Wings of Hope delivers humanitarian programs to the impoverished in order to achieve a more peaceful world. Included among its efforts is managing tangible resources. Elsa is happy to be part of those efforts. In fact, plans are in the works for Elsa to head up a “tree project” for Wings of Hope to reforest areas devastated by humans in Kenya and Tanzania. As is often the case, Wings of Hope will go into a country to respond to one problem (e.g., health care for women and children) only to discover another – in this case, environmental

destruction – that needs attention. If Elsa isn’t impressed with her accomplishments, Wings of Hope President Doug Clements is. Clements said the world needs “people like Elsa to remind us that there’s value in being idealistic.” “She has decided that she wants to change this planet to make it what her and her friends probably talked about in high school and in their early years in college – and she’s going to do something about it,” he said. “She’s going to put her life on the line. She’s going to put her future on the line. She’s going to put earning a large income on the line. None of that’s going to happen when she goes and lives in Tanzania and helps people – hundreds of thousands of Maasai tribal people – trying to have a better life. And that becomes a hallmark for all of us to rise to. It should reinvigorate all of us to walk in those same ideals.”

Wings of Hope Wings of Hope offers a multitude of ways to get involved. Through donations, memberships and planned giving, Wings of Hope relies on the public’s help to accomplish its mission. When donating, people can designate their donation to be used for a specific purpose, such as children’s health care or women’s health. To donate, send a check to Wings of Hope at 18370 Wings of Hope Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63005. Volunteers are also a key element of Wings of Hope’s success. As the largest volunteer charity in the Midwest, Wings of Hope appreciates help in a variety of areas, such as groups working to raise money or food. The need is always changing, so check with Wings of Hope to see what its current needs are. For more information or to volunteer, call 537-1302.


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J. Bradley Young, of Chesterfield, has joined the Chesterfield-based employment law firm of Harris Dowell Fisher & Harris as a partner. ••• Young Mercy Health Foundation St. Louis, a nonprofit organization supporting Mercy Hospital St. Louis and Mercy Clinic East Communities, recently named the following new members to its board of directors: Joe Fresta, Charles L. Crane Agency; Wendy Henry, BKD, LLP; S. Whitaker Meyer, Lockton Company St. Louis; John Mozeliak, St. Louis Cardinals; Greg Stubblefield, Enterprise Holdings; and Fred Wiesehan, Mari de Villa.


CBL & Associates Properties recently launched new websites for Chesterfield Mall ( and West County Center ( The sites are designed to help shoppers plan shopping visits and feature retailer deals and coupons, social media integration and email alerts. A mobile version is available for smartphones. ••• Med Resources, a Chesterfield-based medical equipment and supply company, has acquired Progressive Medical Equipment, a rehab supply provider in Johnson County, Kan.

AWARDS & HONORS Chesterfield resident Mark J. Bremer, a partner in the law firm Kohn, Shands,

Elbert, Gianoulakis & Giljum, was selected for inclusion in “Best Lawyers” for 2014. ••• Beck/Allen Cabinetry in Chesterfield and Kennelwood Pet Resorts in St. Louis County will be among nine businesses and three charities slated to receive TORCH Awards from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) serving Eastern Missouri and Southern Illinois. To determine Torch Award winners, the BBB evaluates businesses for their commitment to customer service through exceptional standards for ethical business practices. ••• Mosby Building Arts recently received several local and national honors, including being named as a St. Louis Post-Dispatch Top Workplace; a St. Louis Small Business Monthly Top 20 Small Company; the No. 1 company in St. Louis on Professional Remodeler’s Market Leaders list; the No. 20 full-service remodeler on Remodeling’s Top 550 list; and the No. 85 full-service remodeler on Qualified Remodeler’s Top 500 list. ••• Charity Fedde, of Wildwood, received the Award of Recognition in the “Jewelry” category at the MOSAICS Missouri Festival for the Arts.

MEETINGS & NETWORKING The West County Chamber of Commerce holds a First Friday Coffee networking event at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 4 at Electro Savings Credit Union, 16500 Manchester Road in Wildwood. To regis-

ter, call 230-9900 (non-members), or visit ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce holds Speed Networking from 5:30-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at DoubleTree Hotel & Conference Center, 16625 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield. Attendees should bring plenty of business cards. Admission is $25. To register, call 532-3399 or visit by 3 p.m. on Oct. 6. ••• The West County Chamber of Commerce 2013 Business to Business Expo is from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at Life Time Fitness, 3058 Clarkson Road in Ellisville. Admission is free. To register, call 230-9900 (non-members) or visit For booth information, call Deb Pinson at 230-9900. ••• The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce holds Oktoberfest 2013 at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10 at International Tap House, 161 Long Road in Chesterfield. Admission is free to Chesterfield Young Professionals members and $10 for nonmembers. To register, visit, or call 532-3399. ••• “Show and Tell You Are the Best Job Candidate” is at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16 at St. Louis County Library’s Samuel C. Sachs branch, 16400 Burkhardt Place in Chesterfield. Kathy Bernard, a job coach, presents the workshop. Registration is required. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit

MATURE FOCUS Toy Drives to Benefit Our Kids Throughout the St. Louis region there are toy collections to benefit children living in rural poverty in Missouri. Donations for ages birth through young teen are needed. Drop off your donation before Thanksgiving at these locations: Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce Dancing Thru Life - Ballwin Madison’s Dancewear - Chesterfield Valley Mari de Villa Retirement Community - Town & Country Marta’s Boutique - Ellisville and Ladue Sports Fusion - Chesterfield Valley

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BENEFITS The Chesterfield/Wildwood Coldwell Banker Gundaker office hosts a trivia night to benefit Ronald McDonald House at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.) on Friday, Oct. 4 at CBC High School. Trivia, music, balloon pops, a 50/50, silent auction, raffles and more are featured. Beer, soda and water are available; guests may bring their own drinks and snacks. The cost is $20 per person, with tables of eight. Call (314) 398-3165, or email ••• Ascension Church Knights of Columbus sponsors Fall Fling Bingo at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 5 at the school’s cafeteria, 230 Santa Maria Drive in Chesterfield. Proceeds benefit Ascension Early Childhood Center. For reservations, call Gerard at 530-1299, or email bingo@ ••• The Men’s Club of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church invites the community to its 64th Annual Roast Beef and Potato Pancake Dinner from noon-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 at the church, 12345 Manchester Road in Des Peres. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child, and free for children younger than age 5. Profits support the remodel of the church kitchen, community events such as the Outdoor Movie Night, and a trip to Chicago for St. Paul’s School’s eighth-grade students. Visit, or call (314) 822-0447. ••• Holy Infant parish teams up with Serve St. Louis for a service day on Saturday, Oct. 12. Projects include seed collection at Shaw Nature Reserve, the Rise and Shine bike ride/ walk for Circle Of Concern food pantry, creating handmade greeting cards for a hospice program and more. Contact Amy Ratzki at or (314) 603-3089, or email ••• The Greater St. Louis Chapter of the American Parkinson Disease Association presents its 18th annual fashion show, luncheon and silent auction beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 14 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet. The event theme is “Off the Rack: Focus on Fashion and Philanthropy.” KTRS’ Victoria Babu and Y98’s Courtney Landrum emcee. Tickets are $65 per person. Contact Michelle Brooks at (314) 362-3299 or brooksmi@neuro.wustl. org, or visit ••• Parents of Boy Scout Troop 801 sponsor a trivia night and silent auction at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:15 p.m.) on Saturday, Oct. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 14088 Clayton Road in Chesterfield. Participants can bring their own appetizers and beer or wine. Attendance prizes, raffle drawings, silent auctions and games also are featured. Costumes are encouraged. The cost is $120 per table of eight. For reservations, contact Amy Nevad at ••• The Parkway West Marching Band Arts & Crafts Fair is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 and Sunday, Oct. 27 at Parkway West High School, 14653 Clayton Road. Email ••• Assistance League of St. Louis hosts its “Imagine! Gala” at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 in the Atrium at Edward Jones, 12555 Manchester Road in Des Peres. A cocktail hour and silent auction are followed by dinner with entertainment and a live auction. Admission is $150 per regular ticket; $200 per patron ticket; and $1,500 for a patron table of 10. Proceeds support Assistance League’s projects, such as new school uniforms for students, personal care gift bags for women and children in shelters, teddy bears for individuals in traumatic situations, and more. For tickets, call 227-6200, or visit

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LIVE PERFORMANCES The Sunday Barbecue and Music Series with a performance by The Missouri Valley Boys Band is from 3-7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 13 at Stovall’s Grove, 18720 Stovall Lane. The sound is traditional Country Western, with hillbilly and some Top 40. Call 4053024, or visit

SPECIAL INTEREST GriefShare is from 2-4 p.m. on Sundays through Oct. 27 at Bonhomme Presbyterian Church, 14820 Conway Road in Chesterfield. The weekly seminar and support group is for people grieving the death of someone close. It consists of video seminars, group discussions and a workbook. Participants can start at any time during the course of the program. For more information or to register, call Clair Allyn at 5373658, or visit ••• A screening of the documentary “Earth: The Operators’ Manual” is at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 in Maryville University’s auditorium. A panel discussion and question-and-answer session also are featured. Visit ••• St. Louis Community College-Wildwood and the city of Wildwood co-sponsor a paper-shredding event from 8 a.m.-noon

on Saturday, Oct. 5 at St. Louis Community College-Wildwood, 2645 Generations Drive. Contact Debbie Ward at 422-2241 or ••• The St. Louis County Library hosts 50+ Bunco at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 8 at the Daniel Boone branch, 300 Clarkson Road in Ellisville. No experience is necessary, and guests can make up their own table of four or come and join others. Prizes and refreshments are offered, and registration is required. Call 994-3300, or visit ••• The Garden Society of Wildwood offers a tour of Winding Brook Estate at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9 at the lavender farm, 3 Winding Brook Estate Drive in Eureka. Participants take a 30-minute tour of the lavender farm and gift shop; lunch is $15. Visit for more information. To register, contact Kathy Fischer at or 405-0536. ••• The Science Club of St. Louis Community College hosts an Astronomy Night at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 11 on its Wildwood campus. All are invited to use the college’s telescopes to view the night sky. Visit ••• Dr. Michael Fuller, professor of archaeology for St. Louis Community College, presents “The Ancient History of Chesterfield” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 15 at the Samuel C. Sachs branch of the St. Louis County Library, 16400 Burkardt Place in Chesterfield. Call (314) 994-3300, or visit ••• The Wildwood Historical Society’s annual bus tour is on Saturday, Oct. 26 beginning at the Society’s Hencken Farm property, 18750 Hwy. 100. Tours are at 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. and include visits to the BallEssen House, Essen Cemetery, Ed Schalk House, and Hoppenberg/Fick Store. Guests should check in at the admissions desk to get a nametag. The cost is $35 and includes the bus tour, visit to the Society’s new museum, lunch and a calendar. Call Joan at 458-3962. ••• Moscow Ballet auditions for dancers aged 7-16 are on Saturday, Oct. 26 at Dance Project St. Louis, 912 Meramec Station Road in Valley Park. Dancers who are chosen perform alongside the Moscow Ballet in “The Great Russian Nutcracker” at Peabody Opera House on Dec. 8 and have a chance to perform in Macy’s’ Festival of Lights at Keiner Plaza on Nov. 22. Dancers must be at least 5 feet tall and have a minimum of one year of ballet experience. Visit



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