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Guess Who? Guess who said the following: “We have tried spending money. We are spending more than we have ever spent before and it does not work.” Was it Sarah Palin? Rush Limbaugh? Karl Rove? Not even close. It was Henry Morgenthau, Secretary of the Treasury under Franklin D. Roosevelt and one of FDR’s closest advisers. He added, “After eight years of this Administration we have just as much unemployment as when we started. . . And an enormous debt to boot!” This is just one of the remarkable and eye-opening facts in a must-read book titled, “New Deal or Raw Deal?” by Professor Burton W. Folsom, Jr., of Hillsdale College. Ordinarily, what happened in the 1930s might be something to be left for historians to be concerned about. But the very same kinds of policies that were tried – and failed – during the 1930s are being carried out in Washington today, with the advocates of such policies often invoking FDR’s New Deal as a model. Franklin D. Roosevelt blamed the country’s woes on the problems he inherited from his predecessor, much as Barack Obama does today. But unemployment was 20 percent in the spring of 1939, six long years after Herbert Hoover had left the White House. Whole generations have been “educated” to believe that the Roosevelt administration is what got this country out of the Great Depression. History textbooks by famous scholars like Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., of Harvard and Henry Steele Commager of Columbia have enshrined FDR as a historic savior of this country, and lesser lights in the media and elsewhere have perpetuated the legend. Although Professor Schlesinger admitted that he had little interest in economics, that did not stop him from making sweeping statements about what a great economic achievement the New Deal was. Professors Commager and Morris of Columbia likewise declared: “The character of the Republican ascendancy of the ‘20s had been pervasively negative; the character of the New Deal was overwhelmingly positive.” Anyone unfamiliar with the history of that era might never suspect from such statements that the 1920s were a decade of unprecedented prosperity and the 1930s were a decade of the deepest

and longest-lasting depression in American history. But facts have taken a back seat to rhetoric. In more recent years, there have been both academic studies and popular books debunking some of the myths about the New Deal. Nevertheless, Professor Folsom’s book “New Deal or Raw Deal?” breaks new ground. Although written by an academic scholar and based on years of documented research, it is as readable as a newspaper – and a lot more informative than most. There are few historic events whose legends are more grossly different from the reality than the New Deal administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. And there are few men whose image has been more radically different from the man himself. Some of the most devastating things that were said about FDR were not said by his political enemies but by people who worked closely with him for years – Secretary of the Treasury Henry Morgenthau being just one. Morgenthau saw not only the utter failure of Roosevelt’s policies, but also the failure of Roosevelt himself, who didn’t even know enough economics to realize how little he knew. Far from pulling the country out of the Great Depression by following Keynesian policies, FDR created policies that prolonged the depression until it was more than twice as long as any other depression in American history. Moreover, Roosevelt’s ad hoc improvisations followed nothing as coherent as Keynesian economics. To the extent that FDR followed the ideas of any economist, it was an obscure economist at the University of Wisconsin, who was disdained by other economists and who was regarded with contempt by John Maynard Keynes. President Roosevelt’s strong suit was politics, not economics. He played the political game both cleverly and ruthlessly, including using both the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service to harass and intimidate his critics and opponents. It is not a pretty story. But we need to understand it if we want to avoid the ugly consequences of very similar policies today. © 2010

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The Manchester, Mo., station is open 8 a.m. To the Editor: to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. The last In your Oct. 27 edition, I read an article test time is 4:30 p.m. Most teenagers are about budget cuts for the Rockwood School in school Monday through Friday. They District and saw they might eliminate the cannot drive themselves, so someone has Center for Creative Learning (CCL) build- to take them. Most parents work. After you ing and just incorporate what you learn pass the test, you must go somewhere else there into regular school curriculum. As a to pay for and actually get the permit. Rockwood student and a former CCL stuI agree that these tests are necessary. The dent, I think Rockwood shouldn’t get rid of taxpayer is paying for this and it should be the Center for Creative Learning building. done in a more convenient manner for the One reason I think that they shouldn’t people who pay for this service. No busieliminate the CCL building is that since ness could be run like this and stay in busimany different gifted kids from different ness. Need I say more? schools come during the same day, they get I see no reason for this. One governmenta chance to meet new friends and people run organization that is very user-friendly similar to themselves. Some of the friends is the St. Louis County Library, so it can they meet in CCL could be going to the be done. same middle school, so they could be getMeg Griffin ting an early start on making new friends West County for middle school. That was true for me because I met new friends at CCL that are my friends now in middle school. Another reason I think that Rockwood On Juan Williams shouldn’t eliminate the CCL building is To the Editor: because kids who are not in CCL might As a paid employee at NPR, Juan Wilfeel left out when the CCL kids get a differ- liams was subject to a code of conduct. ent lesson than the non-CCL kids do where The code of conduct clearly states, “Avoid they can see them. This might seem like expressing strong personal opinions on the CCL kids are taunting the non-CCL controversial subjects in public settings.” kids and it could cause separation between Williams was hired by NPR to do news kids and could lead to bullying. It could analysis, not express his personal views. also make the non-CCL kids have low self- This is Journalism 101. It would be akin to esteem. a high profile Anheuser-Busch employee One final reason that I think Rockwood going on a national television show and shouldn’t eliminate the CCL building is saying that he likes to have a cold Miller because CCL creates a more relaxed envi- Lite at the end of the day. Don’t you think ronment. I think this is true because some he would get fired? I’m sure the Miller kids get stressed out by school and CCL Brewing Co. would immediately hire him, creates a more relaxed environment. Not and they would make a big issue of it, just only does stress affect the grades of some like Fox News has over the Williams firing. people, it also is harmful to your health. Fox News gave Williams a three-year, $2 So, CCL lowers the amount of time you million contract. are stressed out, and although it might be Even if Mr. Williams really believes what the same program if it is still at a regular he said about Muslims, as I’m sure many school, it could cause some kids to stress people do, as a journalist he is supposed to out. be objective, not subjective. Now, Mr. WilI think Rockwood should spare the liams, you can go to Fox News and really CCL building because it creates a positive be “fair and balanced.” (Oh, wait a minute, environment for kids that they might not they have three paid Republican presidenbe able to create at a regular school. It just tial candidates on their shows on a regugives kids a time to relax and get over their lar basis. Oh, and I forgot, they also have stressful week at school. Glenn Beck, who said President Obama Ethan Lungren, age 12 was a racist and hated all white people – as Ellisville stated by Fox News and friends.) I think Fox News is a better fit for you, Juan. But please don’t dress in any Muslim User-unfriendly government garb at their Halloween party, because Bill To the Editor: O’Reilly might not want to sit by you. To get a permit to learn to drive, a person must first take a written test at a Missouri Steve Williams State Highway Patrol examination station. Ballwin

Germany trumps us To the Editor: Lambasted by President Obama for not throwing open the floodgates of debt fueled spending earlier this year, Germany instead decided to take a more conservative fiscal approach and now has the lowest unemployment rate in 18 years while ours is still hovering around 9.5 percent. Maybe Obama could learn a thing or two from the Germans before it is too late for us. Carl Schroeder Wildwood

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To the Editor: There was a meeting and public presentation perhaps a year or so ago at the Wildwood branch of the St. Louis Community College where there was considerable interest by many citizens and elected officials from all of the communities involved in the “Great Streets Initiative.” On Oct. 25, I attended the Wildwood City Council meeting. One of the subjects was resolution No. 2010-33, which is the Memorandum of Understanding for the Great Streets Initiative between the cities of Wildwood, Manchester, Winchester, Ballwin and Ellisville. This relates to future planning, access, traffic flow and much more through these cities. At the meeting there was a lot of discussion as there has been in the past about this project. The Memorandum of Understanding makes no commitment by the city of Wildwood, except for dialog with the other communities. While Wildwood came into existence only 15 years ago and designed their city around the Town Center concept of zoning and growth, the other cities and their growth expanded greatly along Manchester Road, particularly from east to west. Generally, the further east one travels from Wildwood, generally the more congestion of traffic, strip malls and buildings with close proximity to Manchester Road you will encounter. The Great Streets Initiative is a long-term development and redevelopment plan to improve many of the concerns that now exist. While many of the concerns of Manchester Road are not as pressing in Wildwood as they are to the east, Wildwood is interested in cooperation with the other cities to make Manchester Road more accessible, more attractive and, in fact, more safe for vehicles and pedestrian traffic. Tried to make left turns on Manchester

or walk across the street? With any project of this scope and magnitude, there are many factors and considerable planning facing even the basic beginnings. While a vast majority of Wildwood City Council members agree a dialog is a good beginning, there were many concerns voiced. Cost commitment, structure of planning and committees are just a few of the points brought up in discussion. In the Oct. 27 issue (page 13) of West Newsmagazine is an article about Ellisville and discussion of a potential Walmart Supercenter. The officials of Ellisville are well aware of the Great Streets Initiative and have been as I have come to understand as informed and involved as all the communities. Should a Walmart Supercenter be built on the corner of Manchester and Clarkson, one of the busiest intersections on Manchester Road, it would appear the city of Ellisville lacks the spirit of cooperation the Great Streets Initiative requires from the participating cities. I spoke out at the city council meeting as a citizen in favor of the Memorandum of Understanding. The concept is a good one for the region. I also agree with members of the City Council pointing out that such a dialog could be terminated at any time by the city of Wildwood. While Wildwood exists as a very predominately residential community by design of the city founders and in accordance with the City Charter with the Town Center concept for retail outlets, other communities prefer commercial growth, big-box store type design with the traffic congestion and lack of green space the Great Streets Initiative seeks to accomplish through future planning and redevelopment. It is up to the citizens and elected officials of Ellisville to determine the future growth of their city as well as the level of regional cooperation that we hear about but is rarely seen between government agencies large and small. Marc Perez Wildwood

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The city of Chesterfield will hold its 11th annual Turkey Trot 5K run/walk and 1K kids fun run at 8:30 a.m. (kids run is at 9:15 a.m.) on Thurs., Nov. 25 at the West County YMCA in Chesterfield. Awards will be given to overall top finishers as well as to those in various age groups. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked by Fri., Nov. 19, online registrations are accepted through Sun., Nov. 21, and-in person registrations will be accepted through 7 p.m. on Wed., Nov. 24. There will be no race day registrations. Visit or to register. West Newsmagazine is a sponsor of the event. For more information, call 8129500.

The seat on the Ballwin Board of Aldermen vacated by Frank Schmer (ward 2) upon his resignation on Oct. 26 will be filled by appointment of Mayor Tim Pogue, with advice and approval from the majority of remaining aldermen. In accordance with 2009 Missouri Code 79.280, the appointment is carried out during a special meeting. The appointed alderman will hold the position until the next general election, which will be held in April 2011. “There is no set time frame to fill the position, but I feel that it is important to fill the position quickly, since we are currently in the budget process,” Pogue said in an e-mail. The mayor said he was very disappointed to learn of Schmer’s resignation. “I enjoyed working with Frank the past year and a half and appreciate Frank’s service to the city,” Pogue said. “Frank was a key figure in the summer concert series that the city held this past summer and was a great advocate for the residents he represented.”

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U-turn ordinance Chesterfield city councilmembers on Nov. 1 heard a first reading of a bill to amend the city ordinance that deals with u-turns. Police Chief Ray Johnson told the council that the current wording of the ordinance prohibiting u-turns is confusing to officers and that a simple solution would be to adopt the same language as St. Louis

Notice Of Public Hearing City of Ellisville, Mo. Notice is hereby given that the Council of the City of Ellisville will hold a public hearing on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 7:00 P.M. at the Ellisville City Hall, 1 Weis Avenue, Ellisville, Missouri, which will deal with all facets of the CITY BUDGET FOR THE PERIOD OF JANUARY 1, 2011, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2011. This hearing will give the Ellisville residents an opportunity to become familiar with the entire budget for this accounting period. The budget summary information is available for inspection at the Ellisville City Hall, #1 Weis Avenue, Ellisville, Missouri during normal business hours of 8:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. CATHERINE DEMETER, City Clerk The City of Ellisville is currently working to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates. Individuals who require an accommodation to attend a meeting should contact our office at least 48 hours in advance: City Hall 636-227-9660 V/TDD.

County and the state of Missouri. The first reading passed in a 7-1 vote with Councilmember Bob Nation (ward 4) dissenting. Nation said he disapproves because the bill does not require signs to be erected prohibiting u-turns. “I just think that we shouldn’t issue violations to drivers without signage,” Nations said. Councilmembers discussed other ways the public might be told about the u-turn prohibitions, including via the city’s quarterly newsletter and electric sign boards, and directed Johnson to find out what Missouri’s driver manual says about u-turns and to bring that information to the next meeting. Final reading of the bill is set for the Nov. 15 meeting.

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WEST COUNTY Share the bounty Valley Park-based Circle Of Concern needs frozen turkeys and other Thanksgiving items to fill baskets for more than 500 area families. The number of families asking the food pantry for help is tracking 25 percent ahead of last year’s record rate, putting the number of families eligible for Circle’s traditional Thanksgiving basket distribution much greater than in previous years.

Circle Of Concern is seeking frozen turkeys, stuffing mix, cranberry sauce, canned yams and gravy. New blankets are needed also. Donations can be dropped off until 4 p.m. on weekdays and on Saturday mornings at the food pantry, located at 112 St. Louis Ave. in Valley Park. Monetary donations to be used for the purchase of items for Thanksgiving baskets may be sent to Circle Of Concern, P.O. Box 444, Valley Park, MO 63088. Area businesses, churches and other organizations can help by hosting collection boxes for non-perishable food and other items. Special boxes with laminated Circle Of Concern signs are available, and volunteers will stop by weekly to pick up donations. To host a box, call 861-2623. In October, Circle’s pantry fed 1,021 people, compared to 2,000 people in October 2010.

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Big bucks determine fate of Town & Country deer By DIANE PLATTNER Big bucks determined the fate of the deer in Town & Country in an unprecedented donation race, which some called democratic and others said unfairly favored those with big bank accounts. The Town & Country Board of Aldermen on Oct. 25 approved an ordinance that included a provision allowing people to voluntarily donate money to support killing deer and/or non-lethally sterilizing the animals. If both plans were approved and funded, the sterilization plan required at least $33,000, including $28,000 in private donations. The killing plan required at least $25,000, including $20,000 in private donations. The city allocated $5,000 for each side, and private donations for both funds were due Oct. 29. The funds enable the deer management contractor, White Buffalo, Inc., to sterilize approximately 25 deer and kill and process about another 60. The donation program is Town & Country’s latest effort to reduce its deer population, which is based on estimated numbers. Last year, the municipality paid about $150,000 for White Buffalo to kill 112 deer by baiting them to a private field where they were shot. About 100 other deer reportedly were sterilized and outfitted with collars to protect them from future killing. While officials generally called last year’s multifaceted deer control program a success, some people cited concerns about the deer killing, contract violations and lack of independent oversight. This year’s donation program has sparked concerns from several residents also, including some who reluctantly participated. “It is an alarming program, setting a precedent for control of government policy by those who come up with the most money,” Town & Country resident Mariette Palmer said. “In other words, ordinances can be bought.” Resident Susan Feigenbaum, an economics professor, agreed. “It is simply undemocratic to have public policies dictated by people’s willingness to pay for them,” Feigenbaum said. “Those who cannot pay deserve just as much of a ‘vote’ as those who can pay. This is not the ‘ultimate’ in democracy, as one alderman called it. In fact, it reduces the political process to a private marketplace where people who are willing and able to pay get what they want.” Some participants jumped the gun on the race, several people said. “One of the racers started before the pistol was fired,” Town & Country Alder-



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Council approves actingpresident pro tem New mayoral election to be held in April man Al Gerber (ward 2) said. “The ‘lethal’ group was meeting with citizens to arrange donations months before the resolution was even proposed.” A donation list provided by the city showed that between Aug. 17 and Sept. 29, about 30 people had donated to the lethal fund, including Alderman Fred MeylandSmith (ward 3), who on Sept. 16 donated $1,000, and Alderman Lynn Wright (ward 1), who on Sept. 22 donated $1,000. During that period, only one person, Alderman Phil Behnan (ward 4), donated to the non-lethal fund. Behnan also donated the same amount – $200 – to the lethal fund. On Oct. 1, more sterilization donations began to arrive and totaled $28,380 by the Oct. 29 deadline. Donations to the lethal side by that deadline totaled $26,985, including nearly $4,000 from Peter Stevens, of The Principia private school. “I think the whole idea of soliciting donations to manage a public safety issue is not fair,” Gerber said. “But once that program was approved by the board of aldermen, then all citizens were free to contribute, including aldermen. Certain aldermen felt it was only fair to encourage citizens to contribute if the aldermen gave themselves.” At press time, Wright and Meyland-Smith have not answered West Newsmagazine’s questions about the program. “The city is in a situation where it has an overpopulation of deer, an insufficient budget to address the issue and a short window of time remaining this year to implement an effective program,” said Alderman Nancy Avioli (ward 1), who

donated $100, with $50 designated for each program component. “I believe the current management program is fair in the sense that our residents have the opportunity to exclusively support the method they prefer. However, there is little we can do to change the practical reality that the sterilization methods which are currently approved are more expensive than euthanization.” According to the ordinance, the total cost of White Buffalo’s deer management services shall not exceed $33,000 for sterilization and $25,000 for euthanization, unless additional provider funding is deposited and approved by the board. City officials said donations received after the Oct. 29 deadline may be included. Gerber said he supported the decision to use White Buffalo again this year because it is one of the few deer management companies that performs both sharp-shooting and sterilization at a competitive price. “That said, we should carefully re-evaluate the vendor each year,” he said. While some people support killing deer in Town & Country to reduce the animal population, the majority of residents surveyed have expressed a preference for non-lethal means to manage the deer population. “I don’t agree that deer must be killed to reduce the population,” Gerber said. “There are many other ways to reduce the deer population.  Fertility control involving sterilization, PZP or Gonacon reduces the population by lowering the number of fertile deer. The herd shrinks through attrition, and the fawns are not enough to replace the ones that die.”

By MARCIA GUCKES The Chesterfield City Council at its Nov. 1 meeting by acclamation approved Councilmember Bruce Geiger (ward 2) as its new actingpresident pro tem. The council needed to fill the position because the previous president pro tem, Barry Flachsbart, has become acting mayor following the recent resignation of Mayor John Nations. Geiger will serve as acting-president pro tem until a new mayor is elected in a special election in April 2011. Geiger was first elected to the city council in August 2001. Since then, he has chaired several committees, including public health and safety, planning and zoning, and finance and administration. Geiger is retired from Monsanto where he worked in finance, strategic planning, and change management. Councilmembers unanimously approved a resolution to hold a special election to elect a new mayor on April 5, 2011. Although the mayor usually is elected to a four-year term, whoever is elected in April will serve only two years, fulfilling Nations’ unexpired term. Anyone interested in running for mayor can file beginning at 8 a.m. on Dec. 14 until 5 p.m. on Jan. 25, 2011.

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West County reacts Republicans make historic gains in mid-term American voters on Nov. 2 sent a stinging message to the federal government, giving control of the House of Representatives to Republicans and gaining ground also in the Senate. Republicans picked up 60 seats in

the House – the largest midterm gain for either party since 1948. On Nov. 3, West Newsmagazine reporters took to the streets of West County to gauge local reaction.

“Our leaders are definitely aware of what the people want now. Of course, those that got elected don’t have much experience and are on probation now, but I don’t think it could get much worse than what we’ve got now. Things will get better if they’re earnest in their convictions and don’t fall into those elements of greed, power and control, and instead, listen to the people.” Bob Ament , 73 Ballwin

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“The Republicans’ win should change things for the better, and start us on the right path to get this country where it needs to go. People don’t agree with a lot of what’s going on now. We don’t agree with things like stopping the wars or spending all this money. Obama is not doing what he told us all he would do.” Mike Caldwell, 18 Manchester

“Hopefully now that Republicans have taken control of the House, we’ll see the will of the people put more into place. … I’m glad about Amendments A and B passing. I’m hoping breeders get the message. … President Obama woke up to another world order today. Like he said, the will of the people has been imposed.” Gordon Engler, 45 Ballwin “I’m thrilled on some levels. I am a Republican, so I’m thrilled to see positive results. But I am also a working woman, and I hate to see women lose races and lose seats in the Congress and the Senate. It is a sign that the American public is tired of what has been happening and is willing to give something new a shot.” Sue Hendrix, 53 Chesterfield

“I’m ecstatic. I’m very pleased there’s a more conservative tilt to smaller government and less spending. Now that Ronald Reagan type conservatives are somewhat back in control we’ll be able to get something done.” James Christman, 70 Ballwin

“It is a definite step in the right direction. The current administration tried to push us too far too fast. Congress was supposed to be a temporary position, but now it’s a full time career for people, and they need to realize that they were elected to serve and not dictate.” Ed Collum, 59 O’Fallon, Mo.




“I’m happy there’s a majority of Republicans in the House.” Alison Harford, 23 Wildwood

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MoDOT offical earns President’s Transportation Award The I-64 reconstruction project in St. Louis was selected as the 2010 America’s Transportation Awards grand prize winner. Making the selection were the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO), AAA and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Additionally, MoDOT Interim Director Kevin Keith received the President’s Transportation Award for Administration. I-64 was the oldest highway in St. Louis, and over time, the interstate and its 30 bridges deteriorated to the point that replacement was required. The I-64 reconstruction project closed two five-mile sections of I-64 for one year each, and public concern over the impending closures was great. To alleviate that concern prior to the closures, MoDOT undertook public outreach and ran advertising campaigns with suggestions to help motorists manage while the interstate was shut down.

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By TED DIXON JR. Creve Coeur voters in the Nov. 2 election approved a one-quarter cent sales tax on all retail sales in the city. Proceeds from the tax will generate $800,000 annually. Voters approved the tax by a 54 percent to 46 percent margin. Creve Coeur City Administrator Mark Perkins said the tax will provide funds for city services, such as leaf vacuuming, trash and recycling, and police protection. Looking to the future earlier this summer, Perkins reported to the Creve Coeur City Council that the city did not anticipate significant increases in revenue. The city’s deficit is expected to increase from $184,000 next year to more than $1 million in 2014, he said. Perkins said the city explored with its Finance Committee and the city council a variety of revenue enhancements and reduced spending. Perkins talked about the impact of the approved sales tax.

“Combined with the recent spending cuts (including reducing personnel), it will help the city maintain its highest service levels,” he said. “It will help significantly fund these city services over the next few years.” Perkins said he was not in the business of handicapping election results, but he did indicate that the city had a backup plan it could have implemented if the sales tax had failed. In the summer, Creve Coeur passed a $10 monthly fee for trash and recycling services. Perkins said the trash expenses amount to a huge amount of the city’s expenses – roughly 10 percent – and the fees would cover 50 percent of the total cost for the rear-yard and curbside service. Perkins said approval by voters of the sales tax measure will defer for three years the need for trash fees. Those fees otherwise would have been implemented on Jan. 1, 2011. Perkins said the city will receive receipts from the sales tax beginning in March 2011.



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Alderman calls for investigation into police officer’s resignation By BRIAN MCDOWELL Manchester Alderman Bob Tullock (ward I) at the Nov. 1 Manchester Board of Aldermen meeting called for an outside investigation into the resignation of Manchester Police Sgt. Charlie Everingham, but City Attorney Patrick Gunn said such an investigation cannot occur until Everingham signs papers authorizing the city to release his personnel information. Everingham, a 29-year veteran of the Manchester Police Department, allegedly on Sept. 2 was forced to resign or be fired after giving a memo to the mayor making unspecified allegations against Acting Police Chief Tim Walsh, according to public statements made by Everingham’s wife, Suzie Everingham. Since Everingham’s resignation, seven Manchester Police officers have come forward publicly to defend Walsh and their department. Everingham’s wife and several other city residents have called for the city to investigate the matter. After Tullock proposed an investigation, several other aldermen agreed the situation warranted examination by an unbiased, outside entity. “I’ve already drawn up a document for this former employee to sign that would authorize the release of any information to whoever conducts this investigation,” Gunn said. “If he signs, he will not be able to sue the city over the release of this information. Sgt. Everingham hasn’t contacted me about it. If he would sign this release,

everything would be able to come out to the person that was authorized to do this investigation.” Tullock questioned Walsh regarding speeches made by Everingham’s fellow officers. He asked if the acting chief knew about the speeches in advance and if he had any say in their content. Walsh said that the officers’ words were their own. Tullock then asked if such speeches violated the Manchester Police Department’s employee manual, which states that any public speech given or newspaper article written by a Manchester Police officer must be approved by the chief. Gunn said that police officers, like everyone else, have the right to free speech and that the First Amendment generally would override any city code. Walsh said he was asked in advance if it was appropriate for the officers to give statements at board of aldermen meetings. He said he told the officers it was appropriate. Beyond that, Walsh said, he had no input regarding what the officers said. According to Suzie Everingham, Gunn had not contacted her husband about the document. “Charlie is absolutely pro-investigation,” she said. “We are for the city having an outside investigation into this. That doesn’t mean Charlie is going to sign a document that he hasn’t seen yet. Charlie is working through his lawyer now and he has absolutely nothing to hide.”


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By TED DIXON JR. Several members of the Ellisville Police Department and one Eureka Police officer on Nov. 3 were honored at the Ellisville City Council meeting for their efforts in thwarting a drug deal. Ellisville Police Chief Tom Felgate presented plaques to Ellisville Police Lt. John Connor and Ellisville Officers Allen Hopper, Rodney Baker and Corey Smith. Eureka Police Officer Matt Werges and his trusty German shepherd, Riki, from Eureka’s K-9 unit, were also honored. Felgate said that on the night of Nov. 12, 2009, the officers honored formulated a plan to purchase a half-pound of marijuana through a confidential informant whom Hopper had developed through a traffic stop and drug arrest. The plan resulted in the arrest of three suspects for the distribution of drugs and the seizure of the marijuana, which was delivered to the informant at a

local business parking lot. Connor and Hopper put a together a plan with the officers and informant and awaited the suspect’s arrival on the parking lot, Felgate said. When the suspect and two additional males arrived on the lot, Ellisville officers confronted them. After the driver refused Connor’s request for consent to search the vehicle, Riki smelled the drug and the three individuals were arrested. Suspect Eric C. Sappington, who allegedly was trafficking the drugs from California, was charged by the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office with distribution, delivery, manufacture, and production with intent to distribute a controlled substance, a Class A felony. At press time, the status of the other two suspects is unavailable. llisville Mayor Matt Pirrello said the officers’ work was yet another example of how Ellisville’s police department is exemplary.




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MSD blowing smoke in West County Test of sewers may cause smoke seepage in homes BY MARCIA GUCKES drains. Sometime during November, some resiHomeowners can reduce the chance of dents of West County may see smoke seep- smoke getting indoors simply by running ing up through the ground or sewers. If that water in all of the home’s fixtures, espeshould happen, There is no need to panic cially those fixtures that are not used very because it is just the Metropolitan St. Louis often, to make sure there is water in the Sewer District (MSD) conducting tests of its system. An MSD contractor, Woolpert, Inc., will be conducting smoke and dye testing in Town & Country, Clarkson Valley, Ballwin, and Chesterfield. They will be looking for defects that could cause the system to overflow and possibly cause backups Photos courtesy of Metropolitan St. Louis Sewer District in basements. Lance LeComb, manager of public information and spokesperson for MSD, traps. said that the tests are part of a comprehenLeComb said the smoke poses no danger sive plan to detect places where rainwater to residents. might get into the sanitary sewer system. Rob Segar, a civil engineer project manThe testing actually began about seven ager for MSD, said that a report of the test years ago and is being conducted on a results will be used to develop projects to watershed-by-watershed basis. There are fix any problems that might be found. five watersheds in MSD’s area, and the According to LeComb, the areas of West testing has just now come around to the County in which MSD contractor crews watershed in the West County area. will be working during November are: Blowing smoke into the system allows • Brynwyck (Town & Country), west of engineers to see places where rainwater Mason Road, south of Ladue Road to Hwy. may be seeping in through defects or ille- 40 gal connections. LeComb said there should • Wilson North (Clarkson Valley), southnot be any rainwater in the sanitary sewers west of Chesterfield Mall, west of Clarkson because in this area, they are two separate Road around Kehrs Mill Road systems. • Weidman North (Town &Country/BallA flyer distributed to residents in the test win), around the north end of Queeny Park, area warns that smoke may enter a home Clayton Road, and east of Hwy. 141 if there is defective plumbing or dried up • Baxter East (Ballwin/Chesterfield)

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Learn what emotions are normal and to be expected. “If you’re feeling overwhelmed as this holiday season approaches, that’s very normal,” advised psychologist Dr. Susan Zonnebelt-Smeenge, whose husband died. “You’re probably wondering how you’re going to handle this and are unsure of what course to take. I want to assure you that you can get through these holidays, and hopefully you can even find moments of joy.” When you know what to expect, you won’t be rendered helpless as holiday events trigger unexpected emotions. Create a plan for the season. This involves making decisions in advance about traditions, meals, time spent with others, holiday decorating, gift-giving and commitments. “Planning does help you to have a little control, even when you feel totally out of control,” said Dr. Zonnebelt-Smeenge. Communicate your specific concerns and needs with your family and friends. People in grief are often

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Playoff system keeps seven-win team out, lets one-win team in By WARREN MAYES The Parkway North Vikings finished with a 7-3 record yet had to sit out of the Missouri high school football playoffs. Fox (1-8) and Principia (2-8), Parkway West (3-7) and Riverview Gardens (2-8) all managed to get into the playoffs. It is the districts system that involves the last three games of the season, with two teams in each four-team district advancing. Parkway North opened Class 5 District 2 play with a 35-14 victory over Parkway Central. However, the Vikings then lost 26-24 to Chaminade on a 34-yard field goal by Zach Kramer with 5 seconds left to play. In the season finale with Webster Groves, Parkway North fell 29-24 to the Statesmen. Chaminade and Webster Groves advanced out of the district to the playoffs. Parkway Central (6-4) also found itself sitting and watching and wondering what might have been. After losing to the Vikings, the Colts traveled to face Webster Groves and dropped a 58-35 shootout. With nothing to play for in the season finale, Parkway Central lost a 26-25 heartbreaker to Chaminade. “Our district was a dogfight,” Parkway North Coach Bob Bunton said. “It’s one of the toughest districts in the state and I’m proud of all four programs.” Parkway Central Coach Mark Golden-

berg was disappointed but said, “You’re only guaranteed 10 games in high school football.” When the districts were set last February, both coaches knew someone would be disappointed. “When the four teams came out, I realized two good football teams were going to be left out of the playoffs and unfortu-

nately, we’re one of them,” Bunton said. “What I’m most proud of is how our kids competed all 10 weeks of the season. We played them like they were all playoff games.” “We knew going in we had a heck of a district and we would have our work cut out for us,” Goldenberg said. “We’d like to set the district up differently, but it is what it is. For the state playoffs, it’s only the last three that matter. You know the rules going in.” But in Missouri, it is the last three that count the most. “It shouldn’t come down to three games,” Bunton said. “There’s a better way to do this, there’s no doubt. But this is the way it is. I never heard of a sport where you win one game and you make the playoffs. Your kids know when you’re not good enough to make the playoffs.” Bunton said he believes it is the state’s way of leveling the playing field. “In my opinion, Missouri wants everybody to have a chance to get in the playoffs,” Bunton said. “They say our playoff system is voted on by an advisory committee. The district teams aren’t done that way. Our kids don’t think it’s cute or funny.” Parkway North needed to beat Webster Groves by eight points in the finale. That is how the tiebreaker was set after the Vikings learned Chaminade nipped Park-

way Central. “I didn’t like the tiebreaker in terms of what we had to do to win,” Bunton said. “We’re winning 24-23. The kids didn’t know it and I’m sure no one in the stands knew either. We had to win by eight points. We had text messages going on and we knew what was going on over at Central. If Chaminade won, we had to beat Webster by eight to win the tiebreaker.” The Vikings were driving and faced a fourth and 11 situation on the Webster 19-yard line. “Common sense says to kick a field goal because to pick up 11 yards on Webster is tough,” Bunton said. “You kick the field goal and you go up by four. Our conference championship is up for grabs, but we’re forced to go for it to make the playoffs. I didn’t like the position we were put in. “We’re trying to win a tiebreaker. It’s ridiculous. We were put in a position where we had to coach a little bit differently. … Kudos to Chaminade and Webster for making the playoffs. Kudos to Parkway Central. They didn’t give up.” Goldenberg said his Colts just came up short. “We played real well in the first half against Chaminade,” Goldenberg said. “We couldn’t quite get it done in the second half. I’m proud of my boys. They played well the entire season.”

senior, and that’s disappointing,” Shockley said. He said perhaps next season, the Colts will return. “We’re going to try get it back next year,” Shockley said. “We’ll have to look at the numbers. I think this is a trend and it won’t change soon.” Seeing the situation coming, Shockley said he worked over the summer and “had

all kinds of different meetings” to come up with a solution. He met with representatives of Parkway North, Pattonville, Clayton and Whitfield to come with some changes to help out the teams, he said. “We saw this coming. In order to change the rules, you have to submit rule changes,” Shockley said about the Mid-States board. “They turned them all down. They are under a false belief there aren’t any problems.”

Parkway Central hockey program de-iced By WARREN MAYES After 38 years of play in the Mid-States Club Hockey Association, Parkway Central will not have a team this season. Coach David Shockley said it is a case of a lack of manpower. “There weren’t enough players at Parkway Central to go forward,” Shockley said. “Actually, high school hockey numbers are way down.” Only 10 players were going to play for the Colts. “The way the Mid-States rules are set up, you have to have 12 players to be able to choose from the pool of other players who were not on their high school team or from a school without a team,” Shockley said. “We had about 10. We wanted to combine with Parkway North because we wanted to keep our 10 kids together. “If Mid-States would have allowed us to do that we could have done it, but the bylaws are such that they don’t allow that.” Affton also will not have a team this season, Shockley said.

“There are other teams that are struggling or have just bare minimum numbers,” Shockley said. Perhaps the news should not surprise anyone, especially given the economy and high cost to play hockey. “It hasn’t been all of a sudden. We have seen youth leagues combining in recent years, like Creve Coeur and Webster Groves,” Shockley said. “Webster Groves now is in the process of merging into Kirkwood. So, it’s a trickle down effect.” Shockley said he believes Mid-States needs to rethink some of its policies. “What needs to happen is the people on the board of Mid-States need to re-evaluate their position and allow schools to combine to keep the kids together,” he said. “We’re operating under their rules and bylaws that are outdated.” Shockley said four of the Parkway Central athletes were able to go to the Parkway North team. Three others decided to stay on their select hockey teams and play. “Three quit the sport, one of which was a

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in the learning process, especially when the learning process extends beyond the classroom,” Cruzen said. Students agreed. “Our project has affected my life at school because I am now encouraged to compost at the end of my lunch and so is the rest of the school,” student Alyssa Hahn said. “Composting has also affected my life at home because I am now knowledgeable about composting and I can tell my family what they can and can’t compost. I feel like I’m the ‘composting girl’ in my family.” Student Ben Russell said he, too, feels he can share his expertise on composting. “I have aerated, weighed compost, tested the quality of compost and I have educated other classes on how to compost,” he said.  “This is all to help the environment. Composting at school has given me a sense of leadership and responsibility. Composting has also crept into my family – we are trying to get a compost bin at my house to help the environment by putting old food to good use.” The students have set a goal of collecting 3,500 pounds of organic compost by the end of the 2010-11 school year.   “The project has become a team effort,” Principal Jodi Davidson said. “Above all, the composting project has allowed Chesterfield Elementary to make a positive and meaningful impact on the environment.” Student Shea Eckert agreed. “I am a better person now that I have started to compost,” Eckert said. “I am greener, and I am helping to save the world little by little.”



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‘Human 100’ Chaminade College Preparatory School’s students, faculty and staff formed a “Human 100” on their new turf field recently in honor of the school’s centennial. Tom Paule, of the class of 1985, captured the historic moment in Photo credit Tom Paule Phtography the school’s history by taking aerial shots of the formation. Everyone participating in the photo wore a red commemorative Chaminade centennial T-shirt. Chaminade, founded in 1910 by the Society of Mary, is in the midst of its centennial celebration. The Catholic day and resident school for boys in grades 6-12 is sponsored by the Marianist Province of the U.S.

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A sweet treat recipe from Eugene’s There is no better way to top off a holiday meal than with a mouthwatering serving of bread pudding. Curt Vonk, general manager at Eugene’s Custard, has perfected a recipe from his kitchen at home and his own restaurant. Following is a simple and delicious recipe that all can enjoy at any holiday gathering. Do not just think of it for dessert though. “What you don’t finish at dessert can be enjoyed for breakfast,” Curt said. “However, adding a scoop of custard to accompany your bread budding should probably be left for dessert.” Eugene’s Toffee Bread Pudding 1 loaf of your favorite bread 2 6-oz. cans sweetened condensed milk 3 teaspoons of vanilla 2 large eggs 2 teaspoons Cinnamon

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Start by cutting bread into crouton size pieces and set aside. In large bowl, mix sweetened condensed milk, eggs, vanilla, cinnamon, brown sugar, toffee, and raisins until blended. Add bread and mix all ingredients by hand. It should have consistency of soggy cereal. If needed, add a little milk until desired consistency is achieved. Pour into greased 10-inch round spring form pan. Bake in preheated 375-degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes. Check bread pudding at 20 minutes by sticking knife in center. When fully cooked, the knife should have a small amount of tacky residue when pulled out. Do not over cook. Adjust cooking time as needed. Allow bread pudding to cool and firm up. To serve, cut into desired serving size and gently warm in oven or microwave. Add your favorite flavor of custard for a great holiday treat even the kids will enjoy. Happy holidays from Eugene’s Custard Company. Eugene’s Custard Company 1138 Town & Country Crossing Drive • Town & Country (636) 227-7300 • Hours: Sun. – Thurs., noon to 9 p.m.; Fri. – Sat., noon to 10 p.m.

Trimming the tree Creating a beautiful Christmas tree is not difficult – it is all about attention to detail. Debi O’Neill, visual merchandiser for SummerWinds Nursery explained how live or artificial trees can be spectacular this holiday season. “Keep real or artificial trees away from any source of heat, especially a fireplace, to avoid drying out,” Debi said. “To avoid mishaps, keep it from heavy traffic areas.” Start by fluffing branches. From bottom up, pull an artificial tree’s stems out into a star shape. Prune a real tree’s branches into the perfect shape. “Lights go on first,” Debi said. “Add more lights to a pre-lit tree for a greater effect. After checking that lights work, start at the bottom, adding lights to the underside of each branch, looping at the end, working back to trunk, then go to next branch. Plug it in and step back to see how evenly they are distributed.” Ornaments are the fun part. “I use solid colored balls first, placing them as close to the center as possible,” Debi said. “This way they reflect light and add sparkle.” Use one or two colors to unify the tree. Step back, and see that they are evenly placed. Sort through the rest of ornaments according to type – round, long, unusual shapes, etc. “Separate each grouping, and in turn, space those ornaments as evenly as possible,” Debi said. Place long shaped ornaments – glass or icicle – on branch tips, so they look like real icicles. Accent with sparkly and beaded floral picks. Place a double-sided bow as tree topper. Let its ribbon streamers ripple down the tree, by tucking them in branches. Use garlands, either in a scallop pattern around the tree, or coming down the sides. “Take a photograph to keep record of this year’s tree,” Debi said. Another option is to plan a themed tree. Debi suggested Lime, Copper and Gold, Tinsel Town, Santa in Candy Land, Snowman and Cardinals, and Ho, Ho, Ho. However you choose to decorate your tree, Christmas trees are a great way to spend quality family time together while offering a homey feel to holidays. SummerWinds Nursery 54 Clarkson Road • Ellisville (636) 227-0095 • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Mon. – Sat.; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Sun.

Holiday precautions for your pets For humans, the holidays are an excellent time to sample rich, homemade foods and garnish the home with decorations. For your pets, however, the holidays can be a dangerous and stressful time with extra food lying around, decorations everywhere and more people around the house. Dr. Stacey Wallach, owner of Town & Country Veterinary Hospital, said animals have sensitive stomachs, and keeping pets away from the holiday food, especially the ham, is important to remember. “Make sure your guests are not feeding table scraps to your pets as this can lead to intestinal upsets which may result in a large mess to be cleaned up later,” Wallach said. Holiday decorations look like fun for pets, but can be dangerous. “Pet owners need to be aware of animals jumping into and knocking over Christmas trees, chewing on the Christmas l i g h t s with resulting electrocution and eating ornaments or tinsel, which can lead to bowel obstruction and possible perforation of the stomach or intestines,” Wallach said. For those who light menorahs or candles around the holidays, fire and hot wax should be used with extra precaution when a pet is around. “Place the candles in an area where they cannot be knocked over by a pet and be careful that the curious cat does not get too close and burn their whiskers,” Wallach said. Having extra people in the house can also be hard for certain pets that are not used to noise or chaos. “If your dog has anxiety with company and the holidays, talk to your veterinarian about things they can do for them to make them more comfortable at this time,” Wallach said. “With all the people coming and going and large amounts of children make sure your animals are confined so they don’t sneak out of the house and be sure your pets always have proper identification just in case they get loose,” Wallach said. Veterinarians tend to be very busy around the holidays, but if owners are careful, there will be little reason to make a trip to your veterinarian’s office. Town & Country Veterinary Hospital 1016 Town & Country Crossing Drive • Town & Country • (636) 227-PETS (7387) • Hours: Mon. – Thurs., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Fri., 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Sat., 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Making holiday memories As parents and grandparents plan and shop for the holidays, they should take a moment to think back to some of their own favorite holiday memories. “Sometimes it may be a special gift like a new bike or doll or train set,” Gayle Grabish, owner of Unique Toy & Game, said. “But often, the memory goes deeper than simply the toys they get.” There are lots of emotions tied to the memories. So planning some special activities in addition to great gifts are important, too. When the family gathers at home, having a holiday puzzle for everyone to work on is something all generations enjoy. “As you fit the puzzle together, you find that conversation starts to flow and the kids start talking to you, along with their grandparents and aunts and uncles; or find a game that will help get everyone talking,” Gayle said. Some great new games are Telestrations (similar to the old “telephone” whispering game), but you are drawing instead of whispering and passing the sketch on. Consensus is another new game that gets groups talking. You pick from 10 items that you think are interesting, exciting, scary, etc., but you also want to pick one that others will agree with, thus reaching a consensus. There are old standby games, such as Monopoly or Risk, but with a new twist. You can get St. Louisopoly, Beatles Monopoly, Muppets Monopoly and even John Wayne Monopoly. The original 1959 version of Risk is available, but updated versions like Halo Risk are great as well. “Special holiday memories do not have to revolve around the biggest or most expensive gift,” Gayle said. “Holiday memories are made by families who have fun together and who share the love of the season and their love for one another at this special time.”

Decorating your front door The front door is the first thing people see on the street and the first thing guests see when visiting your house, so it is important to make it as visually appealing and welcoming as possible for the holidays. Go all out and be sure to have fun with it; it will show in your work and get guests in the holiday mood. Patti Porter, floral designer for Three French Hens, said lime green and red is the popular color scheme for the holidays this season. “Those colors are bright, fun and really easy to see from the street,” Patti said. “Also, try to have some lit garland to draw a little more attention and liven things up a bit.” She said different types of ribbon, as opposed to just one type or color, complement one another. Also focus on thick, strong garland. “There is nothing worse than using wimpy garland on your door,” Patti said. “It will be too hard to see from the street and won’t be as durable as the thick garland that is available. Also, don’t forget to use decent-sized ornaments, maybe varying in size, for a full effect.” Decorating the porch surrounding the door is just as important to remember. You will not go wrong with lanterns. Timer-operated and remote candles are available as well to make decorating the porch just a bit more convenient. Patti said fountains and Christmas trees are more excellent options to focus on this year. They look great and can be easily decorated with ornaments or draped with garland. Add some fun knickknacks, such as a Santa or reindeer, to top off the perfect outdoor scene. Patti said it is also important to make sure the decorations go all the way to the ground and not just stop halfway down the door. “Always think bigger, and try to make a statement,” Patti said. “There is no limit to what you can do with a little creativity.”

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Company now hiring for 100-plus jobs By BRIAN MCDOWELL Weekends Only Furniture Outlet has announced that it will open a retail location in West County and hire more than 100 new employees. The discount furniture outlet, which is slated to open in February 2011, will be located at the site of the former Home Depot Expo store in Manchester, on the north side of Manchester Road just east of Hwy. 141. At 113,000 square feet, the new store, which the company’s CEO called a “new prototype superstore,” will be the largest Weekends Only store and the sole West County location. The store reportedly will carry a wider selection of furniture than the other stores in the chain, more premium and luxury selections and more brand names. Plans to build at the location were finalized before the Manchester Planning and Zoning Commission. Manchester Alderman Mike Clement (ward II), who sits on that board, said the company’s presentation by CEO and TV pitchman Tom Phillips was “very impressive.”

Clement said the board had a few concerns about the way that early designs for the store looked, but that after a few changes, it appeared that Weekends Only will be aesthetically pleasing. Manchester residents should be pleased with the economic impact the new store will have in the area, Clement said. “These days, we’re always fortunate to get a big building like that filled,” he said. To staff the new store, Weekends Only now is hiring more than 100 full-time and part-time associates at all locations for all positions, including management, sales, customer service, showroom display and operations. A company spokesperson said the store is actively seeking West County residents to work at the new location. Those interested in applying should do so at the company’s Web site, Weekends Only Furniture Outlet’s concept of opening only Friday through Sunday is designed to lower operating costs and offer brand name furniture at discounted prices.

Ready to respond Eureka Emergency Management on Nov. 1 graduated a class of 22 residents from the Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.). The graduates trained for more than 22 hours over eight weeks on disaster preparedness, first aid, search and rescue, and using a fire extinguisher. The class prepared participants for responding to disasters, such as ice storms, tornadoes or an earthquake. The program is a collaborative effort between the Eureka Police Department, Fire Protection District and city of Eureka. For information on the next class, call 938-6600.

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America’s veterans Nov. 11 is Veterans Day, a holiday that in 1919 originated as Armistice Day on the first anniversary of the end of World War I. In 1926, Congress passed a resolution for an annual observance, and since 1938, Nov. 11 has been a national holiday. President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1954 signed legislation changing the holiday’s name to Veterans Day as a way to honor those who served in all American wars. Locally and throughout the nation, military veterans on Veterans Day are honored with parades, speeches and municipal ceremonies. Following are stories of some West County residents who have taken on special projects to express their deep appreciation for the dedication and sacrifices of America’s veterans.


Retired military couple continues to serve Volunteer efforts support troops By SHEILA FRAYNE RHOADES Chesterfield residents Gina and Bill Hammerschmidt are retired from the U.S. Army Reserve, but their service to the troops continues. Bill, 69, enlisted in the U.S. Army as a private and retired as a colonel. He spent 36 years in active duty and the Reserve, assigned to units in St. Louis, Chicago, Stuttgart, Orlando and San Antonio. He has been retired for 10 years. Gina holds a master’s degree in nursing and as an Army nurse served as supervisor at the Military Entrance Processing Station in downtown St. Louis, where she ran physical exams and gave briefings. She became one of the few local female commanders of a Reserve unit and retired as a lieutenant colonel. Now, the couple spends much of their time volunteering in community service dedicated to the military. The Hammerschmidts support active duty soldiers returning from the Middle East through the Army Wounded Warrior Program – the official U.S. Army program that assists and advocates for severely wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans and their families. They volunteer also with the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), a non-profit, educational organization that supports America’s Army. Within the St. Louis Gateway Chapter of AUSA, Bill is vice president of Soldier Awards, which next spring will award 20 monetary scholarships to dependent children of parents working in some capacity for the military. Last August, the couple helped out with Military Appreciation Day at Busch Stadium, joining other volunteers in assisting more than 1,100 soldiers attending a St. Louis Cardinals baseball game, including 600 soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood and 500 military personnel and families from Scott Air Force Base and the St. Louis area. For the past four years, the Hammerschmidts have

Chesterfield residents Bill and Gina Hammerschmidt.

volunteered on a special military committee to which they were appointed by Congressman Todd Akin that interviews and nominates high school seniors to military service academies. Bill also serves as treasurer of the Reserve Officers Association (ROA) for the state of Missouri. Additionally, the Hammerschmidts through the Employer Support of Guard and Reserve (ESGR) work as intermediaries to maintain the employment status of soldiers, helping them transition back to civilian life and ensuring that they are able to return to their jobs or find equivalent employment with the same pay. In recognition of his outstanding leadership and dedication to the local community, Bill recently was appointed an Army Reserve Ambassador to the state of Missouri for three years. As such, he will be an advisor and consultant on the direction of the Army Reserve. “Military volunteerism is my way of giving back in exchange for all the benefits I have personally enjoyed,” he said. “Since serving in the military, this volunteerism has given me a greater sense of accomplishment,” Gina Hammerschmidt said. “I think any acts of kindness, no matter how large or small, will affect people’s lives in a positive way. This is why I volunteer.”

Manchester man embodies soldier spirit By Shannon F. Igney One local veteran is on a mission to tell the stories of America’s “ordinary” soldiers. Manchester native and resident James Toombs, M.D., collectively for the past 30 years has been an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve and the Missouri National Guard. When he is not serving his country in uniform, Toombs is providing medical care to veterans at the Department of Veterans Affairs as a physician. During his part-time career with the U.S. Army and National Guard, Toombs built bridges in Panama, flew helicopters in the first Gulf War, mobilized for Hurri-

The Ordinary Forces crest, created by Manchester resident James Toombs, symbolizes honor and unity. The columns represent the constant presence of “Ordinary Soldiers” in the nation’s history; lightning bolts represent the swiftness and power of their response; and the sword represents their military honor.


NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM MANCHESTER MAN, from prior page cane Katrina and three times deployed to Iraq with a fourth deployment scheduled for 2011. In 2006, during his second deployment to Iraq, Toombs realized he was surrounded by many familiar faces, and they were the faces of the men and women whom he worked alongside throughout his first Iraq tour, two years prior. Witnessing the dedication and loyalty of his fellow soldiers, all of whom signed up to be there post-9/11, put into motion the development of something special. Upon return from duty, Toombs decided to create Ordinary Forces, a Web site on which veterans could post anecdotes, stories and snapshots of their time in the service. Similar to other social networking sites, the Ordinary Forces site,, is a public forum. It provides what he calls “Ordinary Soldiers” – the men and women providing medical, engineering, mechanical and logistical skills in support of overall military initiatives –a means to share stories and pictures relating to their military service, regardless of their service branch. In addition, Toombs designed a crest and tab and procured a trademark to give the title “Ordinary Soldier” valid-

ity and personality. “I work with and talk to veterans every single day, and I am amazed by the stories they tell,” Toombs said. “This is all part of our nation’s history and it needs to be recorded before it’s lost. That is precisely why I wanted to provide a way to do so.” His time in the service has instilled in him a great appreciation for the hard work by a few for many. “The United States is a country of more than 300 million people and we have just over 2 million troops in uniform, which is less than 1 percent serving to protect the rest,” Toombs said. “My hope is that civilians will visit the Web site and gain insight into the extraordinary contributions of these ordinary soldiers, the backbone of the United States military.” “These soldiers were ordinary people just doing their jobs,” Toombs said. “They were not considered heroes by the Hollywood standard, but in my eyes, they were heroes just the same.” To date, more than 1 million national guardsmen and reservists have served in Iraq and Afghanistan. To browse or submit posts to Ordinary Forces Web site, visit ordinaryforces. com.

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Scouts honor veterans, promote parade By SARAH WILSON Two years ago, when New Horizons Boy Scout Troop 310 in West County heard there were more people in the Veterans Day Parade in downtown St. Louis than in the audience, they decided something needed to change. “We just thought it was a disgrace to not show a little bit of gratitude to Troop 310 marching in the 2009 Veterans Day Parade at Soldiers’ our veterans,” Parkway Memorial. West sophomore Stephen more people came last year than the previous Wyatt, spokesperson and member of Troop year. 310, said. “I have a lot of respect for everyThis year, he said, the goal was to exceed body who has served in the military. Every- that at the parade on Nov. 6, after press time. thing they have, they put on the line. They Wyatt stepped up and took the initiative to are the epitome of everything American, and become spokesperson for the group. O’Neill I think it’s the least we can do to go down said Wyatt has taken the time and effort to be there and show support for what they’ve involved in such a worthy cause. done.” “There’s still a lot of patriotism left in this In 2009, the troop helped to promote the community,” O’Neil said. “The troop kind parade however they could – by handing out of made it their project. …The Scouts are fliers, soliciting Scouts and attending meet- not just walking through life without caring. ings to involve as much of the community as These kids are 13, 14 and 15, and they are possible. concerned and worried about trying to Mike O’Neil, scoutmaster for Troop 310, change something that’s not right. It is very said after all the extra publicity, seven times commendable. I’m very proud.”

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Ornament sales to raise money for BackStoppers BY MARCIA GUCKES There is nothing like a Christmas tree beautifully decorated with shiny ornaments to make us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. But what if those ornaments were more than a pretty sight? What if they were a way to help the families of fallen police, fire and EMS officers? That is what jeweler Rick Ruderer thought when he looked at the more than 2,000 ornaments he had collected over the years. Ruderer, the owner of Richard Roberts Jewelry in Kirkwood, said he wondered how he could do something good with all those ornaments. His answer came when he happened to drive by the scene of an accident where a state trooper was killed. He began to think he might be able to use those ornaments to help that trooper’s family, and many of his friends agreed. So Ruderer started Ornaments for Officers, a new, non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for the BackStoppers, which assists families of police, fire and EMS officers who have been killed or received a permanent /catastrophic injury in the line of duty. Ruderer said he hopes to raise $20,000. He is asking for individuals, organizations and businesses to donate ornaments between now and Nov. 16. The ornaments will be distributed to businesses, where they will be displayed on trees from Thanksgiving until Christmas and available for purchase at $3 each. Ruderer said 66 percent of the money raised, or $2 from every ornament sold, will go directly to the BackStoppers. Remaining funds will go toward paying off start-up costs for Ornaments for Officers and for growing the organization. Ruderer already has received ornament donations from a number of jewelry and design stores and has heard from churches, schools and other organizations that are conducting ornament drives. One woman told him she has 45 boxes of ornaments ready to donate, he said. Storing so many ornaments could be a problem, but the owners of the building across the street from Ruderer’s jewelry store have donated that space to the cause. That building at 10424 Manchester Road in Kirkwood is the main drop- off location for Ornaments for Officers. Ornaments can be dropped also at participating police, fire and EMS departments and at the businesses displaying the trees. Ruderer said he figured he needed about 20-25 businesses to host ornament trees, and as soon as the word got out, businesses started calling him volunteering to help. Now, the number of participating stores

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Pumpkin pie mix is pumpkin puree blended with traditional spices and sugar, giving the cook a head start on pie making: Just open the can and add eggs and evaporated milk; pour into an unbaked pie shell By SUZANNE CORBETT and bake. Thanksgiving would not be complete Those with a farm-raised pumpkin, or without the traditional finale of pumpkin those simply wanting to try their hand at pie. making this year’s pie with fresh pumpkin, Baked at the neighborhood bakery or should follow these basic steps: right at home, most of those Thanksgiving Cut small pumpkins in half (larger pumppies are baked using canned pumpkin. kins into pieces), scrape out the seeds and Since 1929, Libby’s has been packing stringy fibers. Brush cut side with oil and and canning pumpkin, which has made place cut-side-down in a shallow baking pumpkin pie perhaps the fastest and easiest dish. Pour about ½-inch water in the baking pie to bake. In fact, it would come as no pan. surprise if canned pumpkin was the inspiPlace in oven, uncovered, and bake at ration for the old cliché, “easy as pie.” 350 degrees for 60 minutes, or until pumpThe convenience of canned pumpkin kin is fork-tender. explains why more than 50 million pumpRemove from oven and cool. Scrape kin pies are baked each year. And the pumpkin pulp from the peeling, place in recipe most used since 1950 is probably a bowl and mash or puree using a hand the one that has been printed on the can. blender. But before baking that pie, check out that The following recipes are provided courcan of pumpkin first, because there are two tesy of Libby’s. kinds available: 100 percent pumpkin, and pumpkin pie mix. Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie Pure pumpkin is just that – pure pump3/4 cup granulated sugar kin puree with nothing added – no salt, no 1/2 teaspoon salt sugar, no artificial flavorings, colorings or 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon preservatives. It can be used in pies, breads, 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger soups and any other recipe that calls for 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves pumpkin or pureed squash. 2 large eggs

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cinnamon, salt, ginger and cloves in a small bowl. Beat eggs in a large bowl and stir in pumpkin and sugar and spice mixture. Gradually stir in evaporated milk and bourbon. Pour into pie shell. Bake for 15 minutes. Reduce oven temperature to 350 degrees and bake an additional 40-50 minutes or until knife inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack for 2 hours. Serve immediately or refrigerate. Top with bourbon whipped cream (see below). Makes 8 servings. Bourbon whipped cream: Whip 1 cup heavy cream in large mixer bowl until soft peaks form. Add 2 tablespoons light brown sugar, 2 teaspoons bourbon and 1 teaspoon ground ginger; continue to whip until stiff peaks form.

Pumpkin Bourbon Pie 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves 2 large eggs 1 can (15 ounces) Libby’s 100 percent Pure Pumpkin 1 can (12 ounces) Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk 2 tablespoons bourbon 1 unbaked, 9-inch deep-dish pie shell Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Mix sugar,

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Want to hear some good news? Mark Zandi, chief economist with Moody’s Analytics, a division of Moody’s Investors Service, is especially confident that the employment picture is about to brighten. Corporate profits have spiked, he says, and hiring usually follows profits with a lag of eight to 10 months. That means companies should start hiring workers very soon, Zandi said. Meanwhile, home prices continue to fall because sales aren’t taking off. Without buyers, says, the market can’t bottom out. Once Americans do start returning to work, though, they’ll find home prices are very reasonable. Housing is the most affordable it’s been since the pre-boom years. During the boom prices were overvalued by about 50%; today it’s close to zero. Sales of existing homes rose 10 percent from August to September, the biggest monthly gain in nearly 28 years, reports the National Association of Realtors. Compared with a year ago, existing home sales nationwide were down 19.1 percent. “A housing recovery is taking place but will be choppy at times depending on the duration and impact of a foreclosure moratorium,” said NAR chief economist Lawrence Yun. “But the overall direction should be a gradual rising trend in home sales with buyers responding to historically low mortgage interest rates and very favorable affordability conditions.” Indeed, local industry leader Gershman Mortgage has lowered its most popular loan rate to 3.0% from 3.25%, and its Jumbo rate (for loans over $417,000) to 2.875%.

at Westmeade in Chesterfield, now offered at $449,437, a $20,000 savings. For the complete list visit any McKelvey Homes community or McKelvey has opened new displays at several communities: The Sterling ranch at the Manors at Quail Ridge, the Glenbrook at the Manors at Deer Creek and West Hampton Woods, the Turnberry at the Manors at Magnolia, the Muirfield at Bellemeade and the Trevi at the Villas at Westmeade. Two beautiful and very unique displays are now open at Greater Missouri Builders’ new Grover Crossing just west of Wildwood’s Town Center at Manchester and Brown roads. Prices start at $295,900. “Everyone has been asking when we were going to open, and it’s finally here!” said GMB Sales Manager Kim Whalen. From GMB’s Lifestyle Home collection, the elegant story-and-a-half Hickory is available with three or four bedrooms and 2½ baths on more than 2,500 square feet Features include a two-car attached rear-entry garage (standard with all homes here), main-floor master bedroom, two-story great room, formal dining room, separate breakfast room, large loft in the threebedroom version, walk-in master closet, main-floor laundry and a full basement. It is priced from the $320’s.

Along with the autumn leaves, prices have fallen at Falcon Crest by Helmut Weber Construction, said Sales Manager Sheila Knutson. “First, homebuyers get $10,000 off the base price across the board on any model. Second, buyers have their choice of $10,000 in free options.” But that’s not all, she said. “We’re waiving all Here’s what else is happening: lot premiums including those lots that back to treelines or woods. And we have several McKelvey Homes has a holiday gift choice homesites still to choose from.” for buyers who purchase and close on a Falcon Crest, on Emge Road off Civic Park Designer Market Home between now and Drive in O’Fallon, features homes with Dec. 31. Not only will they get $2,500 Craftsman styling for an authentic Ameritoward closing costs, they also receive a cana ambience. An example is one of the free Apple iPad, the hottest gift item since two available inventory homes now priced Tickle Me Elmo. Right now McKelvey has at $199,900. The McKinley two-story on 15 market homes available with end-of-year lot 35 over 2,000 square feet and is loaded price reductions of as much as $95,000. with options like hickory wood floors in More than a dozen of the homes are ready the foyer, great room, kitchen and breakfast for immediate move-in. They include the room and powder room; Craftsman design story-and-a-half Muirfield at the Estates including a stone front and extended front at Bellemeade in St. Peters, now priced at porch with columns; a garage door with $379,109, a savings of $33,573; and the windows and coachlights; arched doortwo-bedroom 2½-bath Trevi at the Villas ways and three-panel Craftsman doors.

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Com mu n it y Event s BENEFITS A food drive is Mon., Nov. 1 through Mon., Nov. 22 at Ellisville Veterinary Hospital (210 Clarkson Road). Donations of human and pet food can be dropped off during business hours and will be donated to local shelters and food banks. Call 2277154. • • • A Sausage Supper is from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. and a Christmas Bazaar is from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13 at St. John UCCManchester (322 Old Sulphur Springs Road). A sausage dinner is $10 for adults and $4 for children ages 6-12. Carry-outs are available. Call 391-6655 or visit • • • The Parkway Central High School Marching Band annual Art & Craft Fair is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13 and Sun., Nov. 14 at Parkway Central (369 N. Woods Mill Road). More than 150 exhibitors, a raffle, bake sale and concessions are featured with proceeds benefiting the band. E-mail • • • The Nifty Fifties Mission Auction is at 5:30 p.m. (doors open at 4:30 p.m.) on Sat., Nov. 13 at Bethel United Methodist Church (17500 Manchester Road in Wildwood). Nachos, popcorn, hamburgers, hot dogs and root beer floats will be served.

Oral auction items are of interest to golfers, cooks, dog lovers, gardeners and sports fans. Tickets are $12.50 for adults, $6 for children ages 6 to 12, and free for younger children. Call 458-2255. • • • A Fall Fling is at 6 p.m. (doors open at 5 p.m.) on Sat., Nov. 13 at Ivy Chapel United Church of Christ (620 N. Woods Mill Road in Chesterfield). A trivia night, silent auction and 50-50 raffle are featured. A portion of proceeds benefit the community outreach programs supported by Ivy Chapel. Admission is $15 per person/$120 for a table of eight. Call (314) 434-4991 or visit • • • The American Cancer Society holds “Guessaroo Trivia Night” at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6 p.m.) on Sat., Nov. 13 at the Edward Jones Corporate Office Atrium (12555 Manchester Road in Des Peres). Guests may decorate their tables and dress in costume for their favorite decade, TV show, rock band, etc. Prizes are awarded for best-decorated table/costumes and for the top team. A silent auction, raffles and entertainment also are featured. Tickets are $20 per person, $160 per table/$650 for a VIP table. Call (314) 286-8157 or visit • • • The Clarkson Eyecare Foundation pres-

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Call 207-7131. • • • The third annual Wild Horse Marketplace is from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 20 at Wild Horse Elementary (16695 Wild Horse Creek Road in Chesterfield). Vendors offer children and women’s clothing and accessories, jewelry, photography, gift items, custom monogramming, vinyl monograms, and gifts for the home and holidays. A raffle also is featured. Call 5374398. • • • “Une Affaire Extrordinaire!”, the 10th annual gala to benefit Angels’ Arms, is from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 20 at the Kemp Auto Museum. Call (314) 726-6899 or visit • • • Congregation Shaare Emeth presents “Spellbound: A Night to Remember” to benefit Room at the Inn, an emergency homeless shelter for women and children, at 5:30 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 20 at Congregation Shaare Emeth (11645 Ladue Road). Tickets include a dinner at 5:30 p.m. or a wine and cheese reception at 7 p.m. A hypnosis comedy show by Ricky Kalmon is at 7:45 p.m. Tickets are $36 for the reception, show and dessert party/$150 for the dinner, show and dessert party. Call (314) 569-0010.

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HOLIDAY The Lake Chesterfield Holiday Boutique and Raffle is from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13 at 150 Waterside Drive in

Wildwood. Crafters sell a variety of items, with proceeds benefiting Circle Of Concern’s food pantry. Admission is free. Call Hedy Glover at 405-1818. • • • Parkway South High School presents an art and craft holiday fair from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 20 and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 21 at the school (801 Hanna Woods in Ballwin). Proceeds benefit the Parkway South Spirit of ‘76 Marching Band. Visit • • • The city of Ellisville presents Breakfast with Santa from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 4 at the Park Administration Center at Bluebird Park. Admission is $3 per person with children aged 1 and younger admitted free. Santa accepts wish lists from children and poses for pictures. Juice and donuts are provided. To register, call 227-7508.

LIVE PERFORMANCES The poetry and music series Second Friday Notes presents poets Maurice Hirsch and John Bernardy with musical duo “My Molly” at 7 p.m. on Fri., Nov. 12 at the Whole Foods Market at Clayton and Woodsmill Roads in Town & Country. Admission is free. Call (314) 973-0616. • • • A concert featuring the Franz Family

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The Wildwood Historical Society holds its annual Bus Tour at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sat., Nov. 13, leaving from the Society’s museum site, 18750 Hwy. 100. The tour features three Wildwood homes built before 1880, a re-built farm site and a brief Civil War tombstone dedication for Henry Hencken. The cost for the three-hour tour is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. An optional hot lunch is available for $10. Call Jim Martin at (314) 799-7610. • • • The St. Louis Imperial Swing Dance Club presents a Round Robin Dance at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:45 p.m.) on Sat., Nov. 13 at Trinity Lutheran Church (Clayton Road and Highway 141). Admission is $5 for member and sister clubs; guest admission is $8. Call 493-1665 or visit • • • A seafood wine dinner with John Carney, KMOX Radio host, is at 6:30 p.m. on Sun., Nov. 14 at Balaban’s (1772 Clarkson Road in Chesterfield). Admission is $80 per person plus tax and gratuity. Call 449-6700 or visit

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By SUZANNE CORBETT Louis Brinckwirth has worked in internationally themed restaurants since high school, but it was Thai that captured his culinary soul along with his heart. “When I left St. Louis to attend college in San Jose, a classmate of mine offered me a job at a Thai restaurant,” said Brinckwirth, who fell in love with the cuisine, the Thai culture and his co-worker Muay, who became his wife. “Muay (who is Thai) and her family began to teach me Thai food,” Brinckwirth said. “After we were married, we decided to return to St. Louis to open our own Thai restaurant.” The couple opened Addie’s Thai House, named in honor of their 3-year-old daughter, with the goal of creating a total sensory experience presenting the best of Thai cuisine and culture. A feast for all the senses, the essence begins at the entrance of the dining room, where the décor echoes early 20th-century colonial Thai interiors. Thai instrumental music is heard over the sound system – a welcoming touch that sets the mood. Tables are draped Addie’s Thai House 13441 Olive Blvd. • Chesterfield (314) 469-1660 Carry-out and banquet space available

Lunch: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Mon.-Fri.; Dinner: 5 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Mon.-Thurs.; 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fri.; 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sun.


with white linens (topped with white paper for lunch) and meticulously set with bamboostyle silverware and fanciful folded napkins. The Brinckwirths took the time to select every table element themselves. “Before we opened, we went to Thailand to purchase all of the china, flatware and service pieces,” Brinckwirth said. “Even the artwork that decorates the dining room is from Addie’s Thai House owners traveled to Thailand to purchase the restaurant’s china and Thailand. All these elements flatware. contribute to the total dining experience, and that matters to “Beyond Thai Hot,” or mild – with zero heat. us because we want to appeal to all the senses.” “We can make your food as hot as you like,” Brinckwirth With such attention to detail, it is no surprise that Addie’s’ said, but cautioned diners not to get carried away with the menu offers authentic Thai foods based on traditional heat. “When something is too hot, it gets in the way of a Royal Thai recipes, as well as popular dishes Brinckwirth dish’s flavor.” calls “Thai street foods.” For example, too much heat could interfere the flavor Among the street foods, the most recognizable is Pad balance of Gang Kua Ped Yang (roasted duck curry), a Thai, the classic, stir-fried noodle dish laced with a sweet complex concoction of sliced duck breast in a coconut sauce and garnished with peanuts and skewered and grilled milk and infused red curry base with pineapple, tomatoes, chicken satay. Red, green and yellow curries are offered bell peppers and Thai sweet basil. with a variety of meats and flavor combinations, ranging Addie’s Thai House offers a unique mix for diners to from ginger and cilantro to garlic and coriander. discover. Some tend to wonder where the chili peppers are or how “We’re a distinctive family-style restaurant with highly hot food can get. While Thai food can be spicy, it is not stylized service and a dining experience designed to appeal required. Addie’s can make a dish spicy hot, known as to your senses every time you dine,” Brinckworth said.

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Kabob Palace Afghan and Persian Cuisine

* Entrees under $14.95. Expires 12/15/10



Lunch Special

Includes Soda or Tea with 1 refill

10 Meat and 5 Veggie Items. No coupon necessary. Tue-Sun



Total Check of $25 or More

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Valid only with coupon. Not valid with any other offer. Expires 12/15/10

Buffet no longer available 14424 Manchester Road • (636) 230-8800 (across from West County BMW)




Lunch Tues-Fri 11am-2pm Dinner Mon-Sun Starting at 4pm




w i t h m i n i m u m p u r c h a s e o f $ 2 0 .00 Carry Out or Dine In

Good Friends. Great Food. Cold drinks.

Join Us For

CHESTERFIELD 14810 Clayton Road 636.230.0055

open 7pm on thanksGivinG day

LADUE 9906 Clayton Road 314.994.0055

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N o t Va l i d w i t h a n y o t h e r c o u p o n s


288 lamp & lantern villaGe Upper level

(Highway 141 and Big Bend Road)



Chesterfield 2nd Anniversary Specials! Sandwich DONUTS AnyBuy One Get One FREE 3 for 99¢ (limit 6)

Expires 11/30/10

Bucket Specials Draft Specials $11.95 Appetizer Combo

2.99 (limit 2)


Expires 11/30/10

Don’t forget to book your Holiday Party!

#1 Cajun Creole

#1 Appetizer Selection #1 Brunch • #1 Mac ‘N Cheese #3 Most Creative Appetizers #4 Potato Skins • #4 Bread Pudding • #5 BBQ *2010 RFT Reader’s Poll

Gooey Butter Cake $ 4.99 Expires 11/20/10 (Limit 1)

Free Wi-Fi

CHESTERFIELD • 13700 Olive Blvd. Next to Brunswick Bowl 314-894-0900 • • Mon-Sat 7am-6:30pm • Sun 7:30am-2:30pm

Live music Tuesdays, Fridays & Saturdays 34 S. Old Orchard Webster Groves 314.968.0061

W E S T H O M E PA G E S ®

SHOWERS REBUILT BATHROOMS REMODELED “Water Damaged Showers a Specialty” Tub to Stall Shower Conversions Grab Bars/ High Toilets/ Personal Showers visit our showroom

636-394-0315 Senior Discounts Available

Tile & Bath Service, Inc. 25 Years Experience • At this location 20 years 14770 Clayton Road • Ballwin, MO 63011

Looper Painting

& Remodeling L.L.C

NEED ELECTRIC? T.D. DeVeydt Electric L.L.C. Licensed - Bonded - Insured New Service • Repair • Remodel

Troubleshooting • Upgrade • Back-Up Generators

314-606-8160 Call for a free estimate today!

• Kitchen & Bath Remodeling • Drywall • Carpentry • Flooring • Molding & Trim Work •Handyman Jobs


eSTiMaTeS • Painting Fully • Staining inSuReD • Decks • Mildew Correction

$100 OFF 314.630.1506 Any Interior or Exterior Job of $1,000 or More

Present coupon at bid. Not valid w/ other offers. Exp 9-30-10

TOOLS Skill • Quality • Dedication

Bosch, Porter Cable, Ryobi, Makita, DeWalt, Delta, Sioux, Skil, etc., etc.

Spacious Room Additions • Basement Finishing Specialists

Gourmet Kitchens Luxury Baths Distinctive Decks

3 & 4 Season Rooms Screened Porches Garages

Seamless Project Management From Start To Finish

8125 Brentwood Industrial Drive

644-6677 (800) 444-0423




Insured • References Free Estimates

Lamps • Fixtures • All Lighting Replacement Parts & Glass

Custom Lamps made from Your Favorite Possessions A Modern Old Time Lighting Store

St. Charles • 2156 Bluestone Dr. • 636-949-2177 Creve Coeur • 1265 N. Warson Rd. • 314-432-0086

Off Manchester Just West Of Hanley

On a VOP call PrOfessiOnal! handyman

Home Repairs • Plumbing • Electrical Carpentry • Painting • Windows & Doors Appliances • Roof Repairs • Decks & More!

636.541.0375 • 636.394.2319

The Cleaning Agents, LLC

“We’re Tough On Grime”

1279 Hwy 100 • Wildwood, MO 63069 (636) 451-5107 (Cell:(636) 485-7723) Residential • Commercial • New Construction

Specializing in Household, Small Business, Marine and RV Steam and Carpet Cleaning • Utilizing Eco Friendly and Biodegradable Solutions • Carpet, Marble, Tile, Vinyl, Fiberglass, Upholstery, Leather & More

IICRC Certified • 636-432-3999

Colors: Pictures: Logos: Copy:



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Duenke Waterproofing, LLC Serving St. Louis & St. Charles Counties For Over 20 Years!

foundation repair Liquid epoxy injection Sump pump: install & repair

We Come PREPARED! • • • • •

Insured• Free Estimates


Fully stocked trucks for expedient repair Quality plumbing repairs Fair • Honest • Reliable Reasonable rates • Licensed Satisfaction Guaranteed Specialists in OLD HOME repair.



PLUMBING COMPANY 965-9377 INC. “We want to be your family plumber”

Call 7 Days/Week • Emergency Service Available

D-K Electric Residential- Commercial

New Service- Repair- Remodeling Troubleshooting - Free Estimates


*Ask about our discounts*

• • • • •

1 Room Or Entire Basement FREE Design Service Finish What You Started As Low As $15 sq. ft. Professional Painters, Drywall Hangers & Tapers

Call Rich on cell 314.713.1388

Licensed- Bonded- Insured

Landscape Contractors

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

(314) 581-0099

Making Access Easier

Your Best Source for New Construction, Service & Pool Renovation

Ponds & Pondless Waterfalls Stone & Block Firepits Stone & Paverstone Patios & Walkways Stone & Block Walls Erosion/Drainage Solutions


Certified Aquascape Contractor • “Family Owned & Operated” • Fully Insured

F inish & Trim C arpentry C o . Entertainment Centers

17322 Manchester Road

Little Giant Pool & Spa

Residential Garage Door Openers Commercial Gate Operators Residential Gate Operators Telephone Entry Systems

636.271.2200 •

Call Today for Professional Installation

Theatre Rooms • Custom Bars

R. Kinder

Master Carpenter #1557

(636) 391-5880

Insured • Satisfaction Guaranteed Since 1979 •

(314) 772-6500

3 q Kitchens & Baths 3 q Wood Rot 3 q Windows/Doors

3 q Drywall repair/Painting 3 q Caulking/Grouting 3 q And much more!

Bonded & Insured/Experienced Employees/ Professional, Safe And Reliable


Sales and Service For Garage Doors and Operators




636-288-6410 I RETURN ALL CALLS!

Insured • Free Estimates


Interior / Exterior 458-7707 Drywall Repair

Serving West County Since 1985

Ceiling Fans • Wholehouse Fans Gable Vent Fans • Recessed Lighting

Specializing in installation for two story homes with no wiring on first floor. Quality Work At Competitive Prices!

(314) 510-6400



Electric Openers & Controls We Service All Brands

Custom Home Building


Squeaky Clean



•Kitchen/Baths •Concrete Flatwork •Basement Remodeling •Landscaping •Carpentry •Decks/Patios •Stone Brick Work •Room Additions Licensed & Insured

Call Today!

(314) 494-7719

Power Washing Cedar Treatment Paper Removal Carpentry Fully Insured


(636) 458-3809 • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning • Power Washing • Deck Restoration

Professional Painters Inc.


Furniture & Decorating Co., Inc Since 1930 Upholstering, Repairing and Refinishing

Custom Woodworking • Bookshelves Fireplace Mantels • Doors


Door Solutions, Inc.


Garage Doors • Electric Openers 314-550-4071 • Residential • Commercial We Service All Brands

24 Hour Service • 314-550-4071

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WEST claSSifiEdS Announcements NOTICE – FALL MEETING Glan Tai Homeowners Association Nov. 17, 2010 – 7 PM To approve proposed changes to


Counseling Services




Erica Rosen-McGinnis, LMSW



Cash Paid On The Spot Call Sam 314-302-2008

Providing affordable counseling services in Wildwood and Ladue. Free phone consultation. Day and evening appointments available. 314-338-3387

Family Wellness Counseling, LC

RUNNING USED CARS Get More Money Than A Tax Deduction

Trust Agreement & Bylaws

Carpet Cleaning

West County EMS & Fire District

Mid-Rivers Carpet Cleaning

223 Henry Ave Manchester, MO 63011

Assisted Care

Are you tired of looking at your dirty, germ filled carpet? We have the solution! Call now to find out and name your own price! Family owned and operated. Insured. Call Now!

636-466-3972 * 636-466-3123

Home Helpers is your #1 source affordable, dependable care by compassionate caregivers. ♥ Senior Adults ♥ Recuperative Care ♥ Alzheimer’s / Dementia Care ♥ Bathing/Personal Care ♥ Transportation ♥ Meal Preparation ♥ Housekeeping ♥ On Call 24/7 Insured/Bonded & Carefully Screened West County 636-391-0000

Cleaning Service KEEPING IT CLEAN

We cut costs, not corners! Flexible cleaning schedules, move-in/ move-out cleaning, residential & commercial cleans. Bonded, insured, screened employees. petfriendly. Discounts for seniors and new customers! FREE Personalized estimates. Call 314-852-9787

CLEAN AS A WHISTLE Weekly, Bi-Weekly, Monthly Move in & Move Out


Caregivers Quality In Home Care For People of All Ages Dependable, Highly Trained Compassionate Caregivers Flexible Customized Care Hourly, Shift or 24 Hour Care Locally Owned and Operated


A preferred home care choice since 1987. College degreed professionals provide care/ companionship. Why accept less? Competitively priced options. Care managers and clinical staff available. Bonded & insured. AAA screened. Call Gretchen at StaffLink (314) 477-3434

Your Satisfaction is Our Goal Insured & Bonded Call 314-426-3838

I take PRIDE in my work and will be GRATEFUL for the opportunity to clean your home. Call 636-294-0814

Chambers Computers 15274 Manchester Rd. Ste 275 (New Ballwin & Manchester Rds.)

(636) 220-2395

FREE ESTIMATES (636)-256-8244

Many West County References The FAN Guy Trained & experienced tradesman available for light electrical services: new outlets/ switches, water heater repair, lighting/ fan installation & repairs. Fair, dependable & honest. Call Paul 636-734-8402


Seasoned Firewood- Oak & Hickory. Sold in 4x8 stacks. Call for prices.

Thanks for looking!

SEASONEd FirEWOOd Oak & Hickory 4x8 split. Stacked & Delivered FREE! $80 Call Mike 314-401-2060


Lighting & Design, Fans, Receptacles, GFCIs, Code Upgrades, Troubleshooting, Switches, Wiring and more. Very Experienced, Clean, Reliable, Insured, Honest, Detailed & Prompt


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

Affordable Expert PC Repair

Fully Code Compliant Electrical Work that is Safe and Guaranteed

SEASONED FIREWOOD all split Oak and Hickory for sale. 4ft x 8ft x 18" length. Free delivery! Call for pricing.

Computer Service

At Your Place...or Our Place!

John Franz Inc.


$10 OFF New Clients

In Home


Computer Service

computer Service & Support

for Small Business & individuals

computer Problems? computer Support Needs? computer Training Needs? Website Needs or Questions? Moving to a Mac? for Economical On demand Service and Support Since 1995

call 636-532-0859

Ask about our special offers for new customers!

Serving St. louis & St. charles co

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

•Spyware •Adware •Virus Removal •Hardware •Software Upgrades

$30 diagnostic charge only for first ½ hour Day, evening and weekend appointments available.

New quality Hardwood flooring & expert installation. Prefinish, sand & refinish existing floors. Over 20 years experience, fully insured, references. Laminate, tile & floating flooring available. Light carpentry.

6 month, 0% financing available. free estimates. Call Ken at 636-675-5939

WE HAUL IT ALL Service 7 days. Debris, furniture, appliances, household trash, yard debris, railroad ties, fencing, decks. Garage & Basement Clean-up Neat, courteous, affordable rates. Call: 636-379-8062 or email:

WOOd flOOR REfiNiSHiNG Add instant equity to your home Professional Floors of St. Louis 25 year old fully insured company serving entire metro community Sanding, refinishing, repairs, new installation, most manufacturers available. Free estimates 314-843-4348

Skips Hauling & Recycling!

CARPET REPAIRS. Restretching, reseaming & patching. No job too small. Free estimates. (314) 892-1003

Help Wanted

For Sale For Sale By Owner 3 bed, 2 bath ranch home in Wildwood 636-273-5701 Brother 4000D Sewing/ Embroidery Machine. All accessories included. Excellent condition. $2,850 636-734-8357

Furniture Repair Professional Repair & Restoration Services by Vintage Workshop. Painting, staining, distressing & refinishing. In-Home Furniture Repair services available. Free estimates. 636-946-5204

Located in Eureka.Appliances, furniture, debris, construction, rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! All type clean outs & hauling! Affordable, dependable and available! No conditions! 20 yrs. service. Toll free 1-888-STl-JUNK ( 8 8 8 - 7 8 5 - 5 8 6 5 ) o r 3 1 4 - 5 4 4 - 1 9 4 8


Do you have the desire to be considered for jobs in showbiz such as print ads, commercials, TV/films? We can help! We develop, market & place “real looking” people ages 3mos thru seniors. Accepting applications for all sizes & heights. Beginners welcome! Images Agency (since 1988). State Licensed. Apply Online at

Bookkeeper-Part Time

Asst Accounting Dept with A/P and A/R, Prep Invoices, General Ledger Entries, Assist Production Dept Quality Control, Quick Books Email resume to latinfax@aol. com or fax 636-536-9456

Caregivers Wanted Experience with all aspects of home care. Must have good communication skills. Work where you are appreciated! Call 636-391-0000


Proudly serving West County since 1980. Springs, cables, electric openers. Door replacement. Evening & weekend service available. Call 636-388-9774

Watch for Our Next Edition To arrive November 24th! Deadline for ads: November 18th

To place a classified ad,

call Hope 636-591-0010

CNA's - Caregivers

West St. Louis County Area CNA's with current license Caregivers with Experience Insured vehicle a must Download an application at Or call 636-225-2600

CNAs/Home Health Aides/Live-ins: Seeking experienced, dependable people to provide in-home care to seniors. Car Required. Competitive pay and 401k plan. Call 314-569-9890 Monday-Friday. Inside Sales: Part time person to set appointments for professional market. Accounting knowledge helpful. Experience in cold calling very helpful. Excellent pay. Ellisville office. 636-271-9190

Help Wanted Outside Sales for Cartridge World (www.cartridgeworldusa. com). Experience selling to small and medium businesses in St.Louis required. Cold calling experience needed. Email resume to


Part Time Teller position available at our Chesterfield location. Must have high school diploma or equivalent and prior cash handling experience. EOE Apply online at Sales Administrator

to work with sales team to handle existing accounts and develop new accounts with Ad agencies and Fortune 100 companies across the US. Inside Sales with 20% travel. Sales experience beneficial. Email resume to or fax 636-536-9456

Full & Part Time Employees Needed! Days & Nights. Apply at Chesterfield Valley Subway near Lowes or call Dan 314-795-8412 Trinity Lutheran PDO/ Preschool seeks part time lead teacher (possible full time), a part time assistant teacher and substitute teachers. Must be at least 18 & some college is desireable. Hours 8:30am-12:30pm. Love of children a must. Perfect job for a mom with kids in school to earn a little extra income. Background check required. Send resumes only to: Trinity Lutheran Church, 820 Lockett Rd., Kirkwood, MO 63122

The Wildwood Hotel

A combination of Sales Manager/ Event Planner needed to manage and sell our Hotel and new Banquet Center. Candidate must have experience doing both jobs. Fill out application and leave with resume at front desk. 2801 Fountain Place, Wildwood, MO 63040

The Wildwood Hotel

Front Desk Agents: full & part time. All three shifts. Some week-ends. Must be dependable. Ideally prior hotel or customer service experience a must. fill out application at front desk, 2801 fountain Place, Wildwood, MO 63040



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Let us give your home a fresh new look, by selecting paint colors, designing new window treatments, rearranging existing furntutrre, adding accessories or new mouldings! Over 25 years experience.

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636.394.1271 The FAN Guy Trained & experienced tradesman available for light electrical services: new outlets/ switches, water heater repair, lighting/ fan installation & repairs. Fair, dependable & honest. Call Paul 636-734-8402


Preserve your home value look great for the holidays! Powerwash/ stain/ seal your deck, patio, fence, roof, driveway, siding. Gutter cleaning & guard installation! HOLIDAY LIGHT INSTALLATION. For a free estimate, call Keith at 636-696-5911

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(636) 227-1173

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(636) 296-5050

Mikes Lawn Service: Dependable, responsible. Mowing, shrub trimming, mulch, yard clean-up. References. Call 636-346-9704


Complete Outdoor Service. Leaf Removal. Schedule now for Snow Plowing!

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Bankruptcy Chapter 7 •Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation Foreclosure Defense Debt Adjustment 25 years experience. Call Lloyd Nolan, Attorney at Law (314) 7251880, or visit us on the web at

Autullo Masonry Inc.

Lessons PIANO LESSONS. Experienced piano teacher now accepting new students. All ages accepted, you're never too old to enjoy learning music! Lessons given in my Creve Couer home. References available. Call Sofia at 314-750-4094

Intermediate smallgroup class forming Wed. 6:30-7:30 in West County. Focus on speaking and listening for professional use. Individual lessons also available. Take your skills & career to the next level.

Fast Free Estimates

Handyman Corner


Adult Spanish Class

•Leaf Clean Up & Curbside Vacuuming


Legal Service


GUITAR/ VOICE LESSONS Now Accepting New Students.Lessons in your home. Exp. includes: Band leader, composer, vocalist. (refer. avail). $35/hr. Call Joe 636.346.7146 or 636.458.2066

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November 24th!

Brick & stone contractor. 32 yrs in business in St.Louis. Our reputation is built on quality and service for all your masonry needs. Paving, sidewalks, patios, walls, fireplaces- indoor & outdoor, fire pits, tuck pointing and brick exteriors. Free Estimates. Insured. 636-394-5543



Chimneys, Walls, Spot & Solid Waterproofing, Caulking Do Own Work • No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured 38 years in business Free estimate 10% senior discount Credit cards accepted

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Riverside Painting Residential Interior and Exterior Painting. Insured.

Senior discount!

We just keep rolling it on!

Call Ken 636-391-1746


Professional Painting Paints, Glazes & More

Cabinetry & Furniture Too! Affordable Quality

DON'T PAY MORE! Free Estimates. Call David Sontheimer 314-732-FAUX(3289)

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3 Rooms $480 Free Estimates

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Owner / operator specializing in interior painting, decorative & faux painting, wall textures, concrete staining. Design consultation. Insured. References. FREE ESTIMATES 314-397-3868

Jim's Paint & Trim Service. Interior & Exterior painting, crown and decorative moulding, wallpaper removal, texturing, drywall and rotten wood repair. Call 636-778-9013 A-1 Custom Painting & Wallpapering

We handle your design needs, professionally trained. Faux finishes, texturing, marbling, graining. Interior & exterior, insured, FREE estimates. All work done by owner. 26 years experience. Call Ken or Hugo at 636-274-2922 or 314-640-4085

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West County Pet Care. Pet Sitting & Dog Walking. We take care of Pets in your home where Pets prefer. Daily, Weekly Rates. Insured 636-394-6852 314-401-5516


20 yrs. serving St Louis County! Professional care tailored to your needs. Registered MedTech. AM, Midday & Evening visits. Bonded. Insured. 636-227-0024

Convenient Dog Grooming Full service grooming in your home...

Reasonable rates Free consultation All services available Keep your pets stress-free in their own home. Great for older dogs. Call for appointment.


Wags to Riches

Full Service Mobile Grooming Spa on Wheels. We offer: Pet/show clips, aroma therapy baths, nail clipping and grinding, teeth cleaning, high velocity drying & more! We come to you any day of the week at anytime. Specializing in large breeds and geriatric dogs. For the pampering your pet deserves, call


To Place a classified ad, call Hope

636-591-0010 Plumbing

MASTER PLUMBER. Water Heaters, Code Violations, Backflow Preventers.Basement bathrooms, Outdoor faucets. Licensed & Bonded, Fully Insured. No Job Too Large or Too Small. (314) 288-9952 ANYTHING IN PLUMBING. Good Prices! Basement bathrooms, small repairs & code violations repaired. Fast Service. Call anytime: 314-409-5051 Affordable Plumbing Repairs and bathroom remodeling. Call Craig 636-458-1161 or 314-614-4840



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



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2423 Silver Lake Estates Dr. Pacific $245,000

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Southern living at its best! This home has continued to be upgraded since its birth. Dir: From St. Louis, go W on I-44 to exit 257, go L under overpass, make R on W Osage St to L at Lamar Pkwy to R on Old Gray Summit Rd to L on Silver Lake Estates Pl (2nd ent.), to R on Silver Lake Estates Dr.


Chimneys, Walls, Spot & Solid Waterproofing, Caulking Do Own Work • No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured 38 years in business Free estimate 10% senior discount Credit cards accepted

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Destin Florida Area. Beautiful 3 bed, 3 bath condo or home, Gated Gulf Front community. Includes beach front cabana, 3 pools, tennis courts & more. Call for Special Spring/summer rates and availability. To view pictures please go to /127089 or /148365. For Additional info Call 314-922-8344.

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18558 Great Meadow Dr. Wildwood • $1,100,000 Hardwood floors, detailed moldings, granite kitchen & hearth room on private 3 acre lvl culdesac lot.. Spacious bdrms w/walk-in closets, 6 total bathrooms. 2 gas frpls. 4 Car side entry garage. Fin LL w/full bath. Call Mike Leeker 314-435-4040

1121 Talbridge Way St. Charles • $334,900 STUNNING 3 Year Old, 4 Bedroom Walk-Out Backing to Trees w/All the Upgrades! HUGE Vaulted Master Suite! Hardwood and tile flooring, excellent neighborhood. Minutes to Hwy 70! Call Stephanie Thompson 314-479-4555

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616 Audubon Place Ct. Manchester • $319,000 Meticulous two-story situated on a pretty culdesac lot within walking distance to Wren Hollow Elementary. HEATED INGROUND POOL, huge deck, finished walkout lower level and newer kitchen! Priced to sell fast! Call Robin Williams 314-401-0155

16021 Kerryton Place Dr. Wildwood • $248,000 GORGEOUS END UNIT private location, beautifull SUN ROOM !! Wonderful Main Floor Mstr Bd, hdwd flrs, professionally finished lower level. Hardwood Floors. Gated community. Call Mike Leeker 314-435-4040

(727) 461-1123 Mike Leeker 314-435-4040

Robin Williams 314-401-0155

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13 CHESTERFIELD LAKES RD CHESTERFIELD One of a kind, lakefront, contemporary estate. 4819 sq ft updated masterpiece on 3 private acr. $950,000





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407 THORNTREE LAKE CT EUREKA Lakeside ranch in The Legends, cul-de-sac location. Within steps of golf course. 4BR, 3F/1H bath . $489,900

18024 TURKEY BEND WILDWOOD 4BR/2.5ba amidst 3 acr tranquility. Newer hottub spa bldg w/abundance of windows! 4car gar. $339,000

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16236 WYNNCREST RIDGE CT WILDWOOD Stunning 2 sty atrium with 4BR + bonus room or 5BR, 4.5 baths! Wood flrs. Fabulous kitchen. $649,000


1133 Pond Wildwood $1,999,999

24 Forest Club Chesterfield $500,000

748 Cedar Field Ct. Town & Country $475,000

12900 Thornhill Town & Country $449,000

5 Hollyridge Ballwin $252,500

806 Rotherham Ballwin $249,000

501 Audubon Village Spur Wildwood $240,000

13466 Mason Village Ct. Town & Country $149,900

1500 WINDWOOD HILLS WILDWOOD Nesteled on 3+ acre lot. Numerous updates, newer carpet thruout, vaulted great rm w/FP. $399,900

312 HARTWELL COURT CHESTERFIELD Stately 2 sty brk/vinyl, 4BR, 2.5ba w/many updates. 5 walk-in closets, wb FP w/mantle. $339,000

14305 QUIET MEADOW COURT E CHESTERFIELD Updated Townhouse in gated community! 2BR, 3.5ba! Updated kitchen w/granite countertops. $299,000

1541 LaDina Ellisville $244,900 Open Sun 11/14 1:00 - 4:00 1049 CARMAN ROAD BALLWIN Tri-level home on 1.45 acres, small pond in back, 2BR, updated bath on upper level, FR, laundry. $199,000

1806 RIDGEVIEW CIRCLE DRIVE ST LOUIS CO Light filled condo w/main level master BR and 2BR in the W/O LL. Many updates in kitchen. $194,500

194 BROOK VALLEY LANE PACIFIC 2 sty home sitting on almost one acrea lot. 2BR, 1.5ba, 2 c detached garage. 2sty living rm w/FP. $169,900

688 HUNTLEY HEIGHTS (BALLWIN) Contemporary, emaculate 2 story. Loft4BR. Large eat-in kitchen. $339,900 1313 RUSTICVIEW DR (BALLWIN) Spacious 3BR/2ba home in convenient Ballwin subd. Updated kitchen. $249,900 543 OAKTREE (BALLWIN) Charming 3BR/3bath ranch in Woodlyn Crossing. Updated, wood in kitchen. $224,900 814 WINDINGPATH LANE (BALLWIN) Updated 3BR, 2ba ranch with open floor plan. Kit opens to family room. $175,000 161 CUMBERLAND PARK CT #G (BALLWIN) Absolutely stunning 3BR, 2 ba condo in West County! $115,000 711 LOFTY POINT (BALLWIN) Spacious Treetop condo with newer deck overlooking trees. Large master suite. $104,700 1418 WINDGATE WAY LN (CHESTERFIELD) Custom 1.5 sty, gorgeous 1.6 acre lot, inground pool. $1,175,000 1807 KEHRSWOOD (CHESTERFIELD) Smashing 1.5 sty, 4BR, 6ba on 1+ac lot. Impeccably maintained. $659,000 899 A HOG HOLLOW (CHESTERFIELD) 17 acre lot, currently being used for crop growth. Level lot. $561,000 1926 CHESTERFIELD RIDGE CIRCLE (CHESTERFIELD) Absolutely stunning 3B/3.5b villa. Beautiful wd flrs. $499,900 14685 AMBERLEIGH HILL CT (CHESTERFIELD) 1.5 sty villa with over 3000 sq ft of gracious living. $479,000 2206 TWIN ESTATES CIRCLE (CHESTERFIELD) Fabulous 2 sty home with 4BR, 2.5 baths. 3 car garage. $459,900 1923 SUMTER RIDGE CT (CHESTERFIELD) Spacious ranch, open floorplan, neutral & move-in condition. $375,000 1922 SUMTER RIDGE CT (CHESTERFIELD) Spacious 2sty in popular Baxter Ridge subdiv. Wood floors . $364,000 16255 WINDFALL RIDGE DR (CHESTERFIELD) Brick ranch, 3 car gar, fin LL, main flr laundry, 4BR, 2ba. $349,900

213 GRAND BANKS (CHESTERFIELD) Come see this gracious 4BR, 3ba villa in elegant Baywood Village. $325,000 2271 BAXTER RD (CHESTERFIELD) 4BR 2 sty, lovely lot. Fam rm w/wet bar & FP. Kitchen w/stainless appls. $239,900 14308 CONWAY MEADOWS CT #303 (CHESTERFIELD) Wonderful open floorplan ranch condo! 2BR, 2ba. $179,500 15593 BEDFORD FORGE DR #24 (CHESTERFIELD) 3rd floor unit overlooking lake & woods. $154,000 1231 CREVE COEUR CROSSING #B (CHESTERFIELD) Nicely updated 2BR, 2ba condo. Lower level W/O. $114,900 1210 CREVE COEUR CROSSING LN #1 (CHESTERFIELD) 2BR, 2ba top floor vaulted ceiling condo. $108,000 110 FOREST CLUB DR (CLARKSON VALLEY) Beautiful 1.5 sty, views of Valley Course at Forest Hills CC. $625,000 16499 HORSESHOE RIDGE RD (CLARKSON VALLEY) Peaceful cul-desac location with lake views. $529,900 2208 KEHRSGROVE CT (CLARKSON VALLEY) Elegant Clarkson Valley 1.5sty on 1ac lot. 4BR, 3.5ba $449,900 25 LADUE MEADOWS (CREVE COEUR) Spacious ranch home perfect for entertaining! Wooded 1ac lot. $429,900 1579 TERRA VISTA (CREVE COEUR) Attached villa waiting for you to complete. Upgraded fixtures, wood flrs. $320,000 12858 NIMES DR (CREVE COEUR) Pretty 4BR/2.5ba 2sty home on quiet culde-sac. Very private backyard . $264,900 11920 OLD BALLAS RD, #203 (CREVE COEUR) Spacious 2BR, 2ba, secured building, wood flrs in living. $149,900 1329 PARKVIEW ESTATES DR (ELLISVILLE) NEW price. Motivated Seller. 7 yr old townhouse. $143,900 2313 CHARLEMAGNE (MARYLAND HTS) Nice townhouse offers 2BR,1.5ba, liv rm, kit/din LL fam rm. $120,000

13212 WEATHERFIELD DR (ST LOUIS CO) Beautifully updated 4BR home with great views. Gourmet kitchen. $524,900 12929 PORTULACA #210 (ST LOUIS CO) Immaculate 2BR/2b condo, fresh paint & cpt, open, neutral flr plan. $116,900 1233 GUELBRETH, UNIT 206 (ST LOUIS CO) Completely updated 1BR, 1ba, all newer kitchen cabs. $49,900 1832 TAWNY ASH DR (ST LOUIS CO UNINC) Spacious Westport Crossing twnhs. Fresh paint & carpet. $139,900 12911 CEDARLEDGE CT (UNINC ST LOUIS) Open floorplan ranch with 3BR, 2.5ba on main. $214,900 12947 MIDFIELD TERRACE (UNINC ST LOUIS CO) Beautiful home, vaulted great room, separate dining room. $199,900 1401 SUMMERTREE SPRINGS #A (VALLEY PARK) Condo. 2BR, 2ba.Wood laminate flrs. Laundry in condo $110,000 395 LARIMORE VALLEY DR (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5 sty, 2.4 acre lot, ingrnd pool, gazebo, porch. $1,799,900 2903 ST ALBANS FOREST CIR (WILDWOOD) Spectacular custom ranch on 3+ acres near St Alban CC. $1,565,000 1506 QUAIL HOLLOW CT (WILDWOOD) NEW price. Country French 1.5 sty Miceli built on acre 5 yrs. $698,800 16624 WYCLIFFE PLACE DR (WILDWOOD) Charming Country French home in Wildwood. $650,000 1651 WILDHORSE PKWY DR (WILDWOOD) Atrium ranch on cul-de-sac lot backing to trees. Vaulted GR. $525,000 2011 WAKEFIELD FARM RD (WILDWOOD) A horse lover's dream! 4BR, 3.5ba ranch w/fin LL and W/O. $399,900 3345 JOHNS CABIN RD (WILDWOOD) Gorgeous custom home on 4+ acres. Luxury master suite. $349,900 17147 CAMBURY (WILDWOOD) Newer townhome with 2BR, 3.5ba, 2 car garage.Tall ceilings, wood flrs. $224,900

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