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For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge. For example, that segment of the population that has the least to fear from a reform of Medicare or Social Security is the most fearful – namely, those already receiving Medicare or Social Security benefits. It is understandable that people heavily dependent on these programs would fear losing their benefits, especially after a lifetime of paying into these programs. But nobody in his right mind has even proposed taking away the benefits of those who are already receiving them. Yet opponents of reforming these programs have managed repeatedly to scare the daylights out of seniors with wild claims and television ads such as one showing someone – who looks somewhat like Paul Ryan – pushing an elderly lady in a wheelchair toward a cliff and then dumping her over. There are people who take seriously such statements as those by President Barack Obama that Republicans want to “end Medicare as we know it.” Let’s stop and think, if only for the novelty of it. If you make any change in anything, you are ending it “as we know it.” Does that mean that everything in the status quo should be considered to be set in concrete forever? If there were not a single Republican, or none who got elected to any office, arithmetic would still end “Medicare as we know it,” for the simple reason that the money in the till is not enough to keep paying for it. The same is true of Social Security. The same has been true of welfare state programs in European countries that are currently struggling with both financial crises and riots in the streets from people who feel betrayed by their governments. They have in fact been betrayed by their politicians, who have promised them things that there was not enough money to pay for. That is the basic problem in the United States as well. We are not yet Greece, but we are not exempt from the same rules of arithmetic that eventually caught up with Greece. We just have a little more time. The only question is whether we will use that time to make politically difficult changes or whether we will just kick the can down the

road, and keep pretending that “Medicare as we know it” would continue on indefinitely, if it were not for people who just want to be mean to the elderly. In both Europe and America, there are many people who get angry at those who tell them the truth that the money is just not there to sustain huge welfare state programs indefinitely. But that anger might be better directed at those who lied to them by promising them benefits that were inherently unsustainable. Neither Social Security nor Medicare has ever had enough assets to cover its liabilities. Very simply, there has never been enough money put aside to do what the government promised to do. These systems operate on what their advocates like to call a “pay as you go” basis. That is, the younger generation pays in money that is used to cover the cost of benefits for the older generation. This is the kind of financial pyramid scheme that got Charles Ponzi put in prison in the 1920s and got Bernie Madoff put in prison in our times. A private annuity cannot play these financial games without its executives risking the fate of Ponzi and Madoff. That is why proposed Social Security and Medicare reforms would allow young people to put their money somewhere where the money they pay in would be put aside specifically for them, not used as at present to pay older people’s pensions, with anything left over being used for whatever else politicians feel like spending the money on. It is today’s young people who are going to be left holding the bag when they reach retirement age and discover that all the money they paid in is long gone. It is today’s young people who are going to be dumped over a cliff when they reach retirement age, if nothing is done to reform entitlements. Yet the young seem not to be nearly as alarmed as the elderly, who have no real reason to fear. Try reconciling that with the belief that human beings are rational.

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letters to the editor Big government vs. bad government To the Editor: Fortress Schnucks, at Kehrs Mill and Clarkson roads, will soon drop the drawbridge and open for business. Friends have asked me why it’s important to boycott this monstrosity. A boycott of this store will be a serious form of protest against a wrongfully established business. The Schnucks outlet violates Ballwin’s master plan, it overrules the recommendation of Ballwin’s planning and zoning commission, it disregards the pleas of neighboring Chesterfield, Ellisville and Clarkson Valley, and, most damning of all, it completely ignores the wishes of Ballwin citizens. The Schnucks building is a prime example of “bad” government, not the “big” government we like to disparage. Government cannot get much smaller than a handful of local, ill-advised city officials who defy their constituents and willingly exercise “bad” legislation. The Ballwin/Schnucks fiasco is only one of several examples of recent bad decisionmaking by West County officials. The Ellisville Council passed the Walmart proposal despite its citizens’ protest, despite a negative tax giveaway, and despite the egregious exercise of public domain. Here, too, is the work of “bad” government, not “big” government. In Chesterfield, citizens are shaking their heads at the thought of two giant outlet malls being constructed in the valley. The unanimous consensus is that only one mall can survive, yet Chesterfield city fathers authorized two. Meanwhile, Chesterfield Mall – the central tax anchor and centerpiece of the city – shows signs of trouble. Again, not the ineptitude of “big” government, just “bad” government. Somehow, some way, citizens need to stand up and say enough is enough. A boycott of the new Schnucks will send a forceful message to all West County governments and developers. The Schnucks organization has been aware of the “opposition” since the get-go. It had ample opportunity to change the location of this store and reconsider the site’s use. Instead, it chose to develop an outlet that is unnecessary, unwanted, and, hopefully, unpatronized. W. E. Mueller Chesterfield

Where the jobs are To the Editor: In the Aug. 29 West Newsmagazine “Let-

ters to the Editor,” Sharon Owen asked, “Where are all the Jobs” questioning what 10 years of Bush Tax cuts got us? I know the answer to that question! It always helps to look at history and what was going on. Going back to 1992 when Bill Clinton became president and the Democrats were in charge of both houses of Congress, unemployment wasn’t that bad, but the records show that there was a 7.5 rate of unemployment. Newt Gingrich and the Republicans led a revolution in 1993 and put out the “Contract with America” to regain the House of Representatives, and ended up getting both houses. Newt and the Republicans working with President Clinton in 1994, cut taxes and reduced “the amount of increase in spending” among several other items, to improve the economy. With more money available to the public, interest rates fell and business and regular people were able to borrow money for less. The economy spurred on and four years later in 1998 the national unemployment rate was 4.5 percent. In 1999 the unemployment rate was 4.2 percent. So for six of the eight years that President Clinton was in office, the Republicans were in control of Congress and things went along pretty good for jobs. George W. Bush was elected and took office in 2000 and all was going fine. The Republicans still controlled both houses of Congress. The unemployment rate in 2000 was 4.0 percent. I’m not sure when the Bush tax cuts started but I’d say that President Bush and the Republicans were doing a pretty good job. Consider this: the Regional Commerce and Growth Association said that the “perfect” unemployment rate was 6 percent. Why? First, they figure that 3 percent are unemployable, and we need people (3 percent) to fill jobs of upstart or expanding companies. We all know what happened Sept. 11, 2001. In 2001 the unemployment rate went up to 4.7 percent. By 2002 unemployment went up another 1.3 percent to 5.8 percent. George Bush was re-elected and retained the office of president in 2004. The Republicans still controlled both houses of Congress and by year end the unemployment rate was 5.5 percent, but by 2006 unemployment fell to 4.6 percent. At the end of 2006 both houses of Congress changed to Democrat and the unemployment rate remained the same for 2006 and 2007. In 2008 President Obama took office and the Democrats controlled both houses of Congress. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.8 percent. Since the Senate

and the House would not send a budget to the president, spending went wild. In 2009, Obama being president, and both houses of Congress controlled by Democrats, another year went by with no budget for the United States and the unemployment rate now skyrocketed to 9.3 percent! In 2010, the same thing went on, Obama still president and Democrats still in control of Congress with no budget for the United States. Unemployment rate now 9.6 percent. Calendar year 2011 comes along and the “misery index” is off the charts. Unemployment went to over 10 percent; some say actually into the teens because of so many that just gave up looking for a job and were not counted anymore. So, where are the jobs? The Democrat leaders stole them from you! Those “get the rich” tax rates to entice class warfare by the Democrats, sent the corporations across the water. Those jobs could be here, but then you wouldn’t be dependent on the government for some trinket handouts that are what actually “keep you in chains,” in the words of our vice president. And if you rely on the government for some of your well-being you are a slave to whomever is giving you those trinket benefits. Any of us may not like it that some people have more money than the rest of us but that’s just a fact of life. You have more than someone else and someone else is envious of your position in life. If you don’t like your position in life, then you should do something to change your situation. Go back to school, take a second job, start your own small business, create or discover the next new fad, whatever, do something instead of complaining and expecting the government to help you out. Thomas Jefferson said, “A government big enough to supply all of your needs, is big enough to take all you have.” Noel LaVanchy Wildwood

A need for leadership To the Editor: It appears probable that historians will soon document modern man’s greatest misstep since walking out of Africa about 50,000 years ago. That blunder, which might appear in the final chapter of mankind’s saga, is the current ongoing reckless American indifference to the threat of manmade climate change. The topic should no longer be controversial. The consensus of opinion of credible climate scientists combined with daily news reports of convulsive and extreme weather/climatological events should be sounding a clarion call for Ameri-

can leadership on this vital global concern. What we see on TV are not Pixar animations; they are real life manifestations of the initial effects of global warming, a phenomenon which promises to top the list of global concerns in the very near future. These events led by rising temperatures and sea levels are pernicious and also include drought, extreme flooding and precipitation events, wildfires, water shortages, melting glaciers, permafrost, sea ice and ice shelves, agricultural failures and movements and migrations of plant, animal, insect and disease ranges. Our great civilizations were born, thrived and flourished during the favorable climate conditions which characterized the Holocene era. Natural geologic cycles are now having superimposed upon them, the forcing of the effects of the rise of a single, intelligent, dominant species – Homo sapiens – such that scientists have relabeled our current era as the Anthropocene period. Man’s activities are altering the world’s climate to an extent that is ushering in the sixth major episode of global mass extinction of life species. The previous five were also caused by climatological aberrations. The world is waiting for American leadership in response to the havoc being created by global warming. Global warming denial has its basis in the efforts and financing of campaigns to create doubt by fossil fuel interests and by certain societal elements which harbor a disdain for scientism and intellectualism. It must be recognized that while holy books and scripture provide paths to achieve personal salvation, science provides pathways for species survival and the benefits of science should never be discounted in their ability to benefit mankind. It’s high time to put the denials and controversy in our rearview mirror and implement a meaningful response. The donothing scenario is the costliest of all. We need a robust program for reducing and/ or sequestering carbon emissions from our fossil-fueled power plants as well as a full array of other effective measures. Failure of America and other countries around the globe to act decisively in a timely fashion can only result in a HumptyDumpty scenario where we pass a tipping point when we will no longer be able to make things right again. Such a response will ensure that we will never have to tell our children, and their children, that we’re sorry for failing to act responsibly and do what so obviously needs to be done. Being sorry is not an option! Paul Kornberger Glencoe


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An address for the future Should Mitt Romney win the presidential election, we have the perfect speech for his inaugural address. He might consider: That we are in the midst of crisis is now well understood. Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred. Our economy is badly weakened, a consequence of greed and irresponsibility on the part of some, but also our collective failure to make hard choices and prepare the nation for a new age. Homes have been lost; jobs shed; businesses shuttered. Our health care is too costly; our schools fail too many; and each day brings further evidence that the ways we use energy strengthen our adversaries and threaten our planet. These are the indicators of crisis, subject to data and statistics. Less measurable but no less profound is a sapping of confidence across our land – a nagging fear that America’s decline is inevitable, and that the next generation must lower its sights. Today I say to you that the challenges we face are real. They are serious and they are many. They will not be met easily or in a short span of time. But know this, America – they will be met. On this day, we gather because we have chosen hope over fear, unity of purpose over conflict and discord. On this day, we come to proclaim an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn out dogmas, that for far too long have strangled our politics. We remain a young nation, but in the words of Scripture, the time has come to set aside childish things. The time has come to reaffirm our enduring spirit; to choose our better history; to carry forward that precious gift, that noble idea, passed on from generation to generation: the God-given promise that all are equal, all are free and all deserve a chance to pursue their full measure of happiness. In reaffirming the greatness of our nation, we understand that greatness is never a given. It must be earned. Our journey has never been one of shortcuts or settling for less. It has not been the path for the faint-hearted – for those who prefer leisure over work, or seek only the pleasures of riches and fame. Rather, it has been the risk-takers, the doers, the makers of things – some celebrated but more often men and women obscure in

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CHESTERFIELD Youth accused of robbery A 15-year-old male has been accused of robbing the BP gas station at the intersection of Long and Chesterfield Airport roads with a gun on Sunday, Aug. 26. According to Chesterfield Police, the youth was identified by his father and turned in to police. At presstime, the youth had not been named and was in the custody of the family court.

Accident sends five to hospital An early morning accident Aug. 29 closed all lanes of Clayton Road at Claymoor near Baxter and sent five people to area hospitals. All of the individuals involved were injured, according to Capt. Steve Lewis of Chesterfield Police, with one person having possibly life-threatening injuries. At presstime, the names of those involved had not been released. The accident happened at approximately 10:15 a.m. By 12:57 p.m. all lanes of Clayton Road had been reopened.

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On Aug. 29, the office of U.S. Rep. Todd Akin was the site of a protest by the ADVOCATES of Planned Parenthood of the St. Louis Region and Southwest Missouri. Dressed in pink, the group delivered 40,000 petitions to the office and held up signs that read “I’m watching and I will vote.” Several members of the group were invited into Akin’s office for a conversation with staff; however, Akin himself was not present. Akin has repeatedly apologized for his remarks on “The Jaco Report” Aug. 19 and in an advertisement released Aug. 29 called his “legitimate rape” statement “my six second mistake.” “My six second mistake is well known, but Claire McCaskill’s six year record is something you should know!” Akin said in the ad.

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CREVE COEUR Coffee with the Mayor Mayor Glantz will be hosting a “Coffee with the Mayor” on Thursday, Sept. 6, from 7:30-8:30 a.m. in the main lobby of the Government Center at 300 N. New Ballas Road. Glantz said, “There’s no set agenda. It’s simply a relaxed opportunity for people to talk with me and City Administrator Mark Perkins outside of city meetings. I’m looking forward to listening to the thoughts and issues important to the community in an informal setting.” This event is free and open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Mark Perkins at mperkins@ ci.creve-coeur.mo.us or call (314) 872-2511.

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Safe haven from the storm It’s not every day that Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield Valley is the landing site for a scheduled airline flight with a planeload of passengers. But that’s what happened on Aug. 26 when a Southwest Airlines pilot opted to land at Spirit during (UPI/Bill Greenblatt photo) a heavy thunderstorm. According to Ashley Dillon, a Southwest spokeswoman, the pilot of Flight 3789 attempted to land the twoengine Boeing 737 at Lambert-St. Louis a couple of times but aborted due to the storm. Not knowing when conditions would improve, the pilot was concerned about the plane’s fuel reserves and concluded it would be better to land the plane sooner rather than later. While Spirit is not an airport used by air carriers, the field – with its 150-feet-wide, 7,485-feet-long main runway – is listed as an alternative for Lambert and can accommodate planes weighing up to 200,000 pounds. “We can’t handle a plane the size of Air Force one and other really large planes, but there are many passenger charter jets and freight-carrying aircraft that can and have used the airport,” said John Bales, Spirit’s director of aviation. He noted that a base operator at the field has “air stairs,” the equipment needed for passengers to leave or board planes whose doors are a number of feet from the ground. However, neither Dillon nor Bales could recall Southwest having used Spirit in the past. sion of privacy in the second degree, a class D felony. According to Eureka Police, Bates, 19, an employee of Six Flags St. Louis Amusement Park Bates in Eureka, knowingly viewed two 13-yearold girls in a state of full or partial nudity through a small gap around a door frame of a public dressing room near Monsoon Marge’s gift shop in the Hurricane Harbor area of the park. The incident took place on Aug. 8. According to a Six Flags spokesperson, Bates is no longer employed by the park The mother of the two girls witnessed Bates watching them while in the dressing room and reported the incident to Six Flags authorities who, in turn, contacted Eureka Police. Bates is the son of Pacific Alderman Mike Bates (Ward 1). Bond has not been set.

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Former mayor sues city of Ellisville, residents over recall action

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By SARAH WILSON Matt Pirrello, councilmember and former mayor of Ellisville, is suing five residents after they filed a petition to recall him and four other councilmembers from office. The residents’ recall efforts arose after the City Council voted to install a Walmart that would require tax increment financing and force residents out of their homes, which many residents say was against the majority of resident’s wishes citywide. Pirrello on Aug. 27 served District 1 residents Julia Dolan, Vincent McGrath,

Mary Ann Dust, Sandra McGrath and Patti Murphy, all of whom are part of the Article 9 Alliance, a group of Ellisville citizens against the Walmart TIF project. The defendants also include the city of Ellisville and the Missouri attorney general because the constitutionality of Article 9 of the city charter is at issue in the case. “The recall of plaintiff Pirrello by the defendant petitioners is illegal because the recall petition blank, which is consistent with Article 9 of the charter, does not provide for or permit the specification of cause for removal of Ellisville’s elected officials,” the declaratory judgment said. “Under Article 9, any elected official is subject to being recalled for no reason or for any reason. This contradicts Missouri law and public policy and violates the due process rights of plaintiff Pirrello.” The defendants filed a recall petition on Aug. 17, with Dolan as their representative. Even though recall efforts also are being issued for four other councilmembers, Pirrello is the only one who is suing. Article 9 requires that after residents file petitions to recall, they must obtain signatures of at least 15 percent of the registered voters from District 1. If the petitioners obtain the required signatures, Article 9 requires that the Council schedule a recall election. However, in addition to the lawsuit, Pirrello notified the defendants of a temporary

restraining order to prohibit them from circulating petitions and collecting signatures for his recall. The petition blank does not specify any cause for Pirrello’s removal, which is consistent with the charter’s failure to specify any cause as the reason for recall, but Pirrello’s attorney, Daniel Joseph Bruntrager, of Bruntrager & Billings PC, said Pirrello “absolutely” has grounds for a lawsuit. “The city charter doesn’t require any sort of cause at all for your removal, and I think that does violate that provision of the Missouri Constitution,” Bruntrager said. These recent events came less than two weeks after the City Council decided to drop a proposed amendment that could have changed the city’s recall process. Dolan said Pirrello’s lawsuit is a “gutsy maneuver, which will only make his reputation worse.” She said the Article 9 Alliance is moving forward with normal procedures to get the job done. “His reason for disputing the legitimacy of Article 9 is odd because, as he was the mayor in 2006, he had to review and approve the charter, so he essentially approved something he is now, five years later, saying is not constitutional and his position is weak at best and makes no sense,” Dolan said. “We have gone as far as filling up a gymnasium in the elementary school and got over 50-plus people out there to

let them know exactly why we think this project is not in the best interests of the residents, and he as a councilmember has to represent us.” She said the lawsuit is a violation of the First Amendment and of direct democracy. “We have the right to participate in government,” Dolan said. “It’s encouraged in the First Amendment. So if anything, we should be complaining about a violation of our rights.” Liz Schmidt, chair of the Article 9 Alliance and resident of Ellisville, said she is “hardly surprised.” “Apparently he does not want to held accountable for his bad political decisions,” Schmidt said. “I hope the right to direct democracy and the ability of the citizens of Ellisville to say no don’t get T-boned in the process.” Mayor Adam Paul said he has to respect Pirrello’s opinion and decision to fight, “but in this situation, the timing is just terribly wrong.” “I would hope that Councilmember Pirrello look at the big picture our city is in and stand down,” Paul said. “I think, if it just would have been left alone, it could have been watered down, but he instead ignited the flame. I took an oath of our charter, which is essentially our constitutional bible, and I believe that he should be suing himself because he took that same oath. And to sue five residents – that’s a scary thing.”

Ellisville P&Z approves moratorium on plat abutting Walmart By SARAH WILSON To create a plan that complies with the city’s vision of a town center, the Ellisville Planning and Zoning Commission at a special meeting on Aug. 29 unanimously approved a positive recommendation to impose a 180-day temporary moratorium and cessation on the redevelopment of the lot next to the plat for Walmart. The moratorium would apply to any property on RPA2, the lot located at the southwest corner of Manchester and Kiefer Creek roads, and prohibit any proposal requests from being developed. Paul Martin, city attorney, said he was the one who suggested the consideration of a moratorium. “The intention here is that the city would prefer not to develop this piecemeal until there is a vision for the whole piece,” said Charles Pavlack, commis-

sion member. “What we’re trying to address here is the big picture. … All we’re asking for is a little time for the city to put out a request for proposals to see what ideas come in for that [space]. … That’s one of the most desirable corners in the county, so why shouldn’t we treat it as one development, as one cohesive unit, and develop something nice?” The commission asked residents if they were in favor or opposed to a moratorium. Three were in favor and 30 were opposed. “I live in Clarkchester Apartments, so you can imagine that I have some concerns about the city’s vision, especially for RPA1,” Liz Schmidt, chair of the Article 9 Alliance and Ellisville resident, said to the commission. “The whole point of this exercise for RPA 1 and RPA 2 was that these were eyesore properties, especially RPA 2.

Schmidt further theorized, “Now we have a business that wants to buy and develop a property … that will generate sales tax and provide jobs without a TIF, and they’re being stopped because of a moratorium. … So I’m against the moratorium.” Resident Barbara Ellebrecht said it seems like the commission is taking property owners’ ability to use their own property without consideration to them. “Property owners should be able to use their own property for what’s best for them, rather than having the city say ‘we know better than the market knows,’” she said. “Being a property owner, watching what you guys are doing and the assumptions you’re making on the property owners is extremely offensive.” But commission member Dan Duffy said the commission is ensuring that there is a compelling reason to impose

a moratorium. “We have to respect the use of private property and when somebody who owns property wants to sell, we have to have a really, really compelling reason to prevent that development,” Duffy said. The commission also approved the preliminary and final plats for the Walmart redevelopment plan, which is located on RPA1. Martin said that because the plats were not included in the legislation for a conditional use permit, the final plat would only go into effect when the conditional use permit does. The commission’s positive recommendation will go to the Council, which will make the final decision. Both the second reading of the conditional use permit and the public hearing on the moratorium should take place at the City Council meeting on Sept. 5.


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Lifeguards honored for saving 3-year-old at Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center By CAROL ENRIGHT “It happened in an instant. I shouldn’t have taken my eyes off of him for even a minute. The stakes are too high, especially at a crowded public pool.” This quote is from the blog of Jessica Zabel, the mother of Oscar, a 3-year-old boy who almost drowned at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center. It is a parent’s worst nightmare. One minute, you’re unpacking your swim bag for a day at the pool. The next, the pool is clearing out, people are talking about a little boy drowning – and your child is nowhere in sight. This is what happened to Jessica Zabel of St. Paul, Minn., on Aug. 6 at the Chesterfield Family Aquatic Center. Fortunately for Zabel, three lifeguards saved her 3-year-old son from what could have been a tragic ending. Zabel, her son and twin daughters were visiting family in Chesterfield when they decided to head out to the city pool. Shortly after arriving, Zabel told her son to go ahead to the splash playground – an area of the pool with no standing water. Oscar walked into the beachfront entry of the main pool instead and ended up in deeper water. Pool manager Andrew Edwards was the first to see Oscar in distress. “I noticed that something was wrong, because he was kind of floating on his back, not really moving, and he was slightly submerged under the water,” said Edwards. So Edwards jumped in the water and pulled Oscar out. The boy was not breathing, so Edwards began CPR. Fellow manager Mike Jurgensmeyer and field supervisor Greg Dickinson quickly joined the rescue effort. After 25 compressions, Oscar vomited water, but was still not breathing. Two compressions later, he vomited again and began crying. Edwards said he was surprisingly calm and focused during the incident. “I was really determined, because I knew what had to be done and I just knew that we were going to make it happen and bring him back,” said Edwards. In his five years as a lifeguard, Edwards said this was the first time he faced a situation that was “in the moment, life or death.” He credits his years of training for giving him the confidence to revive Oscar. “I knew what to do, and it carried me through the whole time,” said Edwards. Bert Forde is president of Midwest Pool Management, the company that provides the lifeguards for the Chesterfield pool. Forde said the lifeguards she employs take a training class and an annual refresher course. They also complete four hours of in-service training each year.

Lifeguards Andrew Edwards, Greg Dickinson and Mike Jurgensmeyer are recognized for saving the life of Oscar Zabel. (West Newsmagazine photo)

“I’m just proud that they maintained their levelheadedness and performed the way they needed to perform,” Forde said. Kari Johnson, superintendent of recreation operations for Chesterfield, said she couldn’t recall a similar incident at the pool and echoed Forde’s praise for the heroes. “I am extremely proud of those guards – how they handled themselves, how they did everything. Their training was just outstanding,” Johnson said. Mayor Bruce Geiger honored the three young men at the Aug. 20 Chesterfield City Council meeting. Geiger said that while the guards say they were just doing their jobs, what they did was far from ordinary. “Saving someone’s life is extraordinary. You’re all heroes,” Geiger said. Jessica Zabel, her husband, Matt, and little Oscar joined the Council meeting via live video feed from their home in Minnesota. “It’s the scariest thing as a parent not to be able to always take care of your kid … and for that split second when we weren’t able to take care of Oscar, these three guys were there to jump in and help him out,” said Matt Zabel. “We really appreciate that you were there, that you were watching and that you knew exactly what to do.” The Council meeting was the first time the guards had seen Oscar since he was whisked away by paramedics on Aug. 6. “It brought a lot of joy to me, especially just knowing that he’s OK and how he’s back to his normal ways and being a little kid again, because that’s what it’s all about,” said Edwards.


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Understanding Hwy. 109 improvements By KATE UPTERGROVE If you travel Hwy. 109, roundabouts are in your future. In a joint project between the city of Wildwood and the Missouri Department of Transportation, two roundabouts are being planned as part of a road improvement project scheduled to begin in 2013. But as many as seven roundabouts could eventually dot Hwy. 109, according to Ryan Thomas, Wildwood’s director of public works. Thomas confirmed that a plan adopted by the Missouri Department of Transportation identifies seven locations where roundabouts are being considered. The roundabouts and their effect on traffic will be one of the topics discussed at an open house Sept. 5 at the Wildwood City Hall, 183 Plaza Drive in the Wildwood Town Center. The meeting notice on the Wildwood city website reads: “The city of Wildwood and Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) have partnered to fund a joint project to improve the safety and flow of traffic along the portion of Route 109 between Route 100 and Clayton Road. As part of the project, Route 109 will be widened to four lanes (two in each direction) from Route 100 to Clayton Road, including a raised center median island, a modified two-lane roundabout at the intersection of Route 109 and Pond-Grover Loop Road, and a western extension to Pond-Grover Loop Road. This solution will help improve the flow of traffic and safety for the approximately 20,000 vehicles on this road daily. Additionally, two pedestrian tunnels will be installed to improve the safety of pedestrians and tie into the existing and future trail system for this area.” What the website does not address is a second roundabout proposed for the north intersection of Hwys. 109 and 100. Thomas said the improvements are necessary based on the roadway’s history. The website further explains: “Route 109, between Route 100 and Clayton Road has a significant number of crashes along its length. Historically, it is a stretch of roadway within the city of Wildwood that has the most crashes each year. Many of these crashes are due to congestion or subdivision residents attempting to turn left through cross traffic. The accident rate on this stretch of roadway is about twice that of other similar roadways in Missouri.” But, according to Councilmember Debra McCutchen (Ward 5), not everyone is happy about the proposed changes. “There is a lot of opposition to it in Ward 5,” McCutchen said. She says her observation is based on conversations she had with residents during door-to-door campaigning in the spring of 2011. “I don’t think MoDOT has heard that

because people haven’t known about the meetings and open houses,” McCutchen said. An initial open house was held in December 2011 to introduce the road improvements plan; however, McCutchen said, “If I had not been on Council I would not have known about it.” Preceding this open house, she requested “broad notification” of the event. In response, the city put up a lighted message board on Hwy. 109, beginning Aug. 28, and listed the open house on its website, beginning Aug. 30. Thomas also indicated that about 3,000 post cards were sent to “anyone who lives within a mile of the project.” McCutchen’s main concern is the confusion that roundabouts can cause and their close proximity to area schools. “We have high school kids who are having enough trouble learning to drive without having to learn how to navigate a roundabout,” McCutchen said. But Thomas maintains that the roundabouts will actually ease congestion and improve traffic flow. “I think it’s (roundabouts) something that people should grow accustomed to and be able to use,” he said. Currently Hwy. 109 has a posted speed limit of 45 miles per hour, but Thomas said MoDOT has indicated that it will most likely lower the speed to 35 miles per hour. Despite the reduced speed, Thomas said he expects traffic “to move, rather than sit, actually speeding up” travel along the roadway. The cost of the improvements are estimated at $7.11 million, Thomas said. “$1.5 million for the extended PondGrover Loop, of which the city will pay 100 percent. $5.1 million for adding lanes (from Hwy. 100 to Clayton Road) and the second roundabout, of which the city will pay 20 percent and federal funds will cover 80 percent,” he said. The final $0.5 million will cover the cost of the originally planned roundabout at Hwy. 109 and Pond-Grover Loop Road. The overall improvements, Thomas said, are “consistent with the long-range plan for Hwy. 109 that was adopted 10 years ago.” He noted that the City Council voted unanimously to move forward with the road improvements at its Aug. 13 Council meeting.

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that he’s very deserving of this award.” Lt. Col. Kenneth Gregory said it amazes him that the officers in his department, not only Hallquist, still work with the motivation they have. “We haven’t had a raise in about four years, and still they’re motivated to get out and do this kind of work,” Gregory said. Hallquist thanked the city for the award and said that in his 22 years working with St. Louis County, he still enjoys coming to work every night as much now as he did when he started 22 years ago. “I love being out here and working with the people and the city; not just the citizens but the business owners, and more important, the guys I work with every night,” Hallquist said. “If it wasn’t for them, I’d probably go crazy, so I’d like to thank them more than anything.” The city of Wildwood contracts with the St. Louis County Police Department to provide the Wildwood Precinct with a captain, lieutenant, four sergeants and 27 police officers. The Wildwood Precinct maintains a minimum of four beats, 24 hours a day with four to six officers for any given shift. The Wildwood Precinct also staffs four school resource officers at Lafayette High, LaSalle Springs Middle, Rockwood Valley Middle and Wildwood Middle. In addition to the 37 police officers and one civilian permanently assigned to the Wildwood Precinct, there are over 700 commissioned police officers on the St. Louis County Police Department that are readily available to address any major police concern that could develop. Detectives with the St. Louis County Division of Criminal Investigation conduct investigations of felony crimes or any situation as requested by the Wildwood supervisors. All policerelated resources available to the St. Louis County Police Department are available to the city of Wildwood.

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on the scene for several hours. The Bureau of Drug Enforcement has commissioned and civilian personnel assigned full-time to the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Additionally, all members of the drug task force work closely with other federal agencies. The Bureau has a long history of cooperating with municipal police departments in the area. Currently, the drug task force is comprised of full-time detectives from the cities of Ballwin, Bellefontaine Neighbors, Chesterfield, Ferguson, Manchester, St. Charles City, Webster Groves and Woodson Terrace, along with troopers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol.


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Wildwood moves toward sustainability By SARAH WILSON Wildwood is going greener as the City Council on Aug. 27 took its next steps to support additional sustainability efforts. The Council approved a resolution that would require the city to join the International Council of Local Environmental Initiative as a full member and pledge to take a leadership role in promoting public awareness, education and outreach regarding sustainability, the causes and impacts of climate change, actions that mitigate and prepare for the negative effects of climate change and strengthening the local economy and quality of life. ICLEI is an international association of local governments and their associations that are committed to sustainable development. The program also will allow the city to hire an intern to conduct a Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory to better understand its role and impact in the overall St. Louis region. “What comes out of it is information to help you make decisions about other energy use, the creation of energy for electricity and other sources as the major cause of what is termed greenhouse gas emission,” Joe Vujnich, director of planning and parks, said. “So if you can be more efficient in your energy use, which can range from vehicles to your homes to your businesses, then it’s just a wise choice.” The resolution also states that the city would undertake the Milestones for Sustainability to meet current needs, without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs by: • conducting a sustainability assessment • adopting sustainability goals • developing a sustainability plan with both existing and future actions, which will allow the city to meet its sustainability goals

• implementing the polices and measures in the plan • monitoring and verifying progress In 2011, the department of planning presented a budget request to the City Council to begin Phase 2 of the Comprehensive Sustainability Plan for the city. Money was set aside for a consultant to assist in the matter, but in 2012, the Council placed the project on hold to allow for further discussions as part of the upcoming 2013 budget. In the meantime, the department has been working with the U.S. Green Building Council Gateway Chapter to utilize an intern. FOCUS St. Louis originally was going to cover the costs of having an intern, but now the U.S. Green Building Council is providing $4,800 to cover the cost. The only thing Wildwood has to pay for is the cost of being a member of the International Council of Local Environmental Initiatives, which costs $600. Councilmember John McCulloch (Ward 7) said he could not support the resolution because it requires a membership with ICLEI, which is supported by efforts from the United Nations, “which I have nothing but disdain for.” However, Councilmember Tammy Shea (Ward 3) said regardless of how you feel about the origins of the group, “sustainability is here to stay.” “You don’t have to believe in global warming or climate change, but you cannot refute the fact that saving on energy consumption is good for the community,” Shea said. “You can’t deny that sustainability is part of what every government across the globe is looking at. It’s a drive for economic development.” The Council, with the exception of McCulloch, voted in support of the resolution.

Best of Show Wildwood’s Founders’ Day celebration featured a vintage car show that brought 63 classic cars to the city’s Town Center. First, second and third place honors were awarded in three categories: Street Rods, Classic Cars Prior to WWII, and Cars After WWII, which had to be at least 25 years old. A Best of Show trophy was awarded to the ruby-red beauty shown at right, a 1962 Corvette, chosen by West Newsmagazine publisher Sharon Huber. Members of the Gateway City Car Club chose the first, second and third place winners. Doubling its attendance in its second year, the Wildwood Founders’ Day celebration drew a consistent crowd estimated at 5,000 attendees.

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The Rockwood community will play an active role in determining the future of their schools through a community engagement program called Picture Rockwood. This citizen-led program is designed to ensure all community members have a voice in the key decisions that impact the future of the school district. Mark your calendar: To allow for greater participation, five community engagement sessions are scheduled with morning and evening options. While a RSVP is not required, it is appreciated so we’ll know how many materials to prepare for the sessions. To RSVP, please call (636) 733.1140. The communitywide workshops will be held at the Rockwood Administrative Annex located at 500 North Central in Eureka. Session Series 1 Tuesday, Sept. 11: 7-9 p.m.

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Shroba argued that drug monitoring programs aren’t designed to enable law enforcement to engage in fishing expeditions conflicting with any legitimate need for medical confidentiality. The fact other states have enacted such measures suggests there are ways to balance possibly conflicting interests. Prescription pain medications, along with marijuana, rank as the primary causes of drug addiction, often leading to dependence on other more potent and potentially lethal drugs, Shroba observed. “There’s no single way to address various addiction issues,” the DEA official reminded, but a well crafted monitoring program can provide a tool that can help. Shroba also cited other preventive measures: • Remove prescription drugs from the medicine cabinet and other easily accessible places and put them in a secure location if you have your home up for sale. Some people visit open houses or make appointments to see homes solely for the purpose of looking for medications they can steal. • Use drug take-back programs to get rid of any unused prescriptions. Don’t dump them down the drain or flush them down the toilet – steps that can cause environmental problems. The effectiveness of take-back programs, which local police departments often conduct, has increased as people become more aware of them. • Maintain a general awareness of what’s going on around you and report anything suspicious or out of the ordinary to law enforcement officials. Responding to a question about why addiction is increasing, Shroba said one factor is that society today is strongly conveying the message through various forms of advertising that “there’s a pill for everything.” Prevention must begin with education, as well as better treatment programs designed to increase the extremely low success rate of current efforts, Shroba pointed out. “We need to intervene successfully before the last step, which is law enforcement,” he added.

Thursday, Nov. 15: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Session Series 5 Tuesday, Dec. 4: 7-9 p.m.

By JIM ERICKSON It’s often an honor to be recognized as the “one and only” in the nation. But Missouri has that distinction in an area that James Shroba, acting special agent in charge of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s St. Louis Division, believes is giving the state the wrong kind of repute. The situation also is making worse what’s already a major national problem. Missouri, Shroba said, is the only state in the nation that does not have any kind of drug monitoring program designed to spot those involved in abusing prescription pain killers and other drugs. The abuse includes not only those who provide prescriptions for addictive drugs with little or no medical reason but also those who secure potentially harmful drugs and then profit from them back home. With Missouri’s unique status, “back home” includes not only all parts of the Show-Me State but other states as well. That’s because people in other states where monitoring exists and who abuse prescription pain killers and/ or profit from them and other drugs are well aware of Missouri’s distinction. “We’re not talking here about people who have a genuine need for pain killing medications and other drugs,” Shroba said. “We’re talking about those who take advantage of gaps in the system.” Speaking at second annual reunion of Ballwin Citizens Police Academy participants, Shroba said his federal responsibilities stop short of involvement in state and local political issues, but the reality is that the Missouri legislature has failed to act on legislation to put a drug monitoring program in effect. Asked to explain that failure, Shroba noted that one state senator’s moves to filibuster proposed drug monitoring legislation have stymied progress on the issue. The DEA official declined to name the legislator but other published reports have noted that Sen. Rob Schaaf (R-St. Joseph), a physician, has blocked such measures, contending they would violate medical confidentiality.

Thursday, Dec. 6: 9:30-11:30 a.m.

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Prescription Drug Take-Back Day The Drug Enforcement Administration is hosting an area-wide Drug Take-Back Day on Sept. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Drugs can be dropped off, no questions asked, at the following police departments: • Ballwin, 300 Park Drive • Chesterfield, 690 Chesterfield

Parkway West • Clarkson Valley and Wildwood, 15933 Clayton Road • Creve Coeur, 300 N. New Ballas Road • Ellisville, 37 Weis Ave. • Eureka, 120 City Hall Drive • Fenton, 625 New Smizer Mill Road

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St. Louis County, Harrah’s battle over casino’s worth $439 million. Harrah’s appealed the personal property valuation to the Board of Equalization and was granted a value reduction of $287 million. However, in May, Caesars, who owns Harrah’s, announced that it had entered into an agreement with Penn National Gaming, Inc., owners of Argosy Casino Alton, to sell the Maryland Heights casino for $610 million, prompting the assessor’s adjustment. “That certainly provides strong evidence that we were probably right all along,” Zimmerman said. “Once you back out some of the business value that’s not related to the property of a $600 million sale, $500 million looks pretty accurate to being the actual value.” Dan Peters, of Herzog Crebs LLP, Harrah’s’ lead attorney, disagrees and said By SARAH WILSON sought and received a reduction from the St. Zimmerman is “going after businesses in Harrah’s Casino and St. Louis County Louis County Board of Equalization. St. Louis County and has dramatically gone are butting heads once again. The appraisal would increase the casino’s off course for how appraisals and assessJake Zimmerman, St. Louis County property tax from $6.2 million to $14.3 million. ments have been handled by any assessor.” assessor, announced in June that Harrah’s’ “We just raised it back to the number we “In 2011, he argued that he was using an personal property value this year is $439 had it at last year,” Zimmerman said. “Last income approach, and this year he’s argumillion, up $152 million from last year, year, we commissioned help from an outside ing its because of the sale of the property,” which would bring its total appraised value appraiser, who told us the casino was worth Peters said. “With all the risk that an entreto $502.4 million for its combined real and about $500 million. The casino fought us preneur puts into a business, whether it’s a personal property. tooth and nail and argued that we were restaurant or plumbing company, … there The appraised value amount is identical to wrong and being terribly unfair to them.” are certain things they have to do to see if Zimmerman’s appraised value for the propThe assessor appraised Harrah’s’ real prop- they can ever start the business with risking erty in 2011, but that was before Harrah’s erty at $62 million and personal property at hiring employees, dealing with cash flow

and line of credit, and all of those different things. … What he’s really doing is going after the business value of the property, which the law does not support.” Zimmerman said Peters does not understand basic concepts of property assessment. “Property is assessed based on its value in commerce,” Zimmerman said. “Property is assessed based on what you can sell it for on the open market. When they sell this casino, Harrah’s is going to leave town and somebody else will reopen this casino under a new name. What they’re selling is property that can be operated as a casino and that’s where it is value-wise. “If that argument were to prevail, it would be highly unfair to everyone else in St. Louis County whose property is directly assessed based on what it sells for.” The two entities have already gone in front of the Board of Equalization, which is set to make its decision sometime in September. Zimmerman and Peters both said they are confident that the Board will do the right thing. “The Board of Equalization is an independent entity, and I’m confident that they’ll do the right thing,” Zimmerman said. “The bottom line is we have a piece of information we didn’t have last year: the hypothetical sale value of the casino.”

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“By using mood altering chemicals at a young age, when the brain is still developing, this is creating a neuron pathway for future addiction,” Duncan said. He also noted that cost plays a role and heroin can be cheaper at first than buying prescription pills on the black market. “A ‘button,’ one capsule of heroin is $10 versus a prescription pill that is $30 to $60,” Duncan said. “So they switch over to heroin even though they know that it is a dangerous drug. Because of (their) addiction they have lost the ability to control what they will or won’t do.” Heroin initially may be cheaper but it is also stronger and eventually what started as only $10 a day can escalate to $20, $30 or hundreds of dollars per day as a person’s tolerance grows, Duncan said. “Now the brain’s response to this moodaltering chemical requires more of the drug to feel ‘normal,’” Duncan said. “Even kids of affluence are having a difficult time coming up with money.” Duncan said that it becomes a matter of desperation, and addicts are willing to do things they would never have done in an unaltered state. He noted that an addict may begin by selling their possessions at a pawn shop. “When that runs out parents say their cash and checks start missing,” Duncan said. “One would be stealing from you name it. .... This whole incident that happened in Town & Country is happening across the county.” The NCADA St. Louis branch has seen heroin use numbers rise in the past two years. “Almost 500 people died in the last two years from heroin or prescription drugs in the Greater St. Louis area and they were mostly under 30,” Duncan said. He knows firsthand, from the families he meets through his organization, the gravity of the situation. “I’ve met so many parents whose kids have already died and they made a real fatal error in trying this stuff to begin with,” Duncan said. “We have been calling it an epidemic because it is an epidemic.” The NCADA has a campaign called “Not-even-once” because the addicting effects of heroin begin after one use. “We feel it is important to raise the awareness level. Parents need to talk to their kids, keep medicines away from them, and be on top of this issue starting at a young age,” Duncan said. “Parents need to protect their teens because there is a lot of misinformation on the Internet.” Duncan invited parents and community members to check out ncada-stl.org or call (314) 962-3456.


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Bu llet i n Boa rd Senior STARS Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill students this summer conducted intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors as part of the 2102 Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program Villa Duchesne seniors (from left) Morgan Link, Kristin at the University of Missouri– Buehne, Sophie Flotron and Mary Grojean were selected for the STARS program. St. Louis. Morgan Link, Kristen Buehne, Sophie Flotron and Mary Grojean spent six weeks with research mentors from Washington University, Saint Louis University and Donald Danforth Plant Science Center. More than 80 students from around the country joined the Villa Duchesne seniors in the STARS program.

Visionary art Westminster alumna Lisa Bachman Jones earlier this year reached out to Westminster Christian Academy about contributing to the school’s vision through a series of abstract paintings based on Westminster’s mission, vision and core values. In August Westminster hosted a reception to launch the exhibit of Bachman Jones’ paintings, which is to be displayed on campus this fall.

Student scholar Silas Hsu, of Ballwin, participated in the Summer Scholars Program in Biology and Biomedical Research at Washington University in St. Louis. Hsu, who was one of 25 Summer Scholars this year, currently is a freshman at the university. The seven-week Summer Scholars program offers students the opportunity to get a head start on scientific research and their college careers. The program is designed to meet the needs of interested students from a variety of backgrounds, providing accessible, yet challenging research opportunities. Students are selected for the program based on their academic background, interest in scientific research, essay and teacher recommendations. Students must submit a freshman application to Washington

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Writing contests The Phyllis Corbet Writing Contests currently are open to high school and middle school students who live or go to school in Chesterfield, attend any Parkway or Rockwood school, are members of Chesterfield Arts, are home-schooled in the West County area, or attend a private or parochial school in St. Louis County, where their language arts class has at least one student who lives in Chesterfield. The high school contest’s theme is: “The first shall be last and the last shall be first.” The middle school theme is: “The present is the past and the past is the present.” The deadline for the contests is Nov. 9

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Westminster addition Westminster Christian Academy named alumnus Steve Lauer as its new director of development. Lauer’s position includes cultivating relationships with alumni, Lauer parents and donors who are passionate about Christian education and the vision of Westminster.
Lauer said he looks forward to serving a great cause in his new position. “I’m excited to help advance the school in its vision to equip young men and women to engage the world and change it for Christ – regionally, nationally and globally,” Lauer said. 
 Lauer brings more than 20 years of business, communications and development experience to the position from his tenure at WorkNet Communications and Nortel Networks, of Kansas City, Mo., and US Net and Historic Floor Company. Lauer and his wife, Angie, live in St. Louis and have three sons, who attend Westminster, and a daughter. As an alumnus, Lauer said he hopes his children will experience the same transformational education that he did as a student at Westminster. 
 “I think it is absolutely necessary for today’s kids to have positive Christian role models – like the teachers at Westminster – during their high school years,” Lauer said. “In my role, I hope to reach out to alumni – specifically those from my generation – to help them understand the impact that a Westminster education has on kids the same ages as our own, in turn encouraging a broader base of individuals to invest in the vision of Westminster.”

New Marquette library Students, staff and community members gathered at Marquette High in August in celebration of the school’s new library

media center. With more than 13,000 square feet of space, the atmosphere is conducive to research, studying and relaxing. In addition to offering computer resources that can accommodate multiple classes at a time, the new library includes conference rooms for group activities and distance learning, as well as areas to highlight student artwork. During the dedication ceremony, Dr. Greg Mathison, principal, described the library as the hub of the school. “Last year, we had more than 70, 000 visitors in our old library,” Mathison said. “This year, I’m sure we’ll exceed 100,000. It’s exciting for students to have such an inviting place to collaborate, study and learn.” Janet Strate, Board of Education president, thanked the community for its support of Marquette and Rockwood. “We are pleased with the new library addition and the benefits it will provide Marquette students today and in the future,” Strate said. “Improvements such as this play an important role in equipping students with the tools necessary to succeed.” Proposition 5, which Rockwood voters approved in 2010, funded the library addition.

Picture Rockwood Rockwood residents are invited to participate in Picture Rockwood, a community engagement program focused on helping the district develop a plan for the future of Rockwood schools. A morning and evening workshop series will be held for community members to review and share feedback on a variety of pictures of what Rockwood might look like 10 or 20 years from now. The event takes place on Tuesday evenings – Sept. 11, Oct. 9, Oct. 30, Nov. 13 and Dec. 4 – from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday mornings – Sept. 13, Oct. 11, Nov. 1, Nov. 15 and Dec. 6 – from 9:30-11:30 a.m. RSVP is not required but appreciated. Submit your RSVP and stay up to date on the progress by visiting picturerockwood.org.

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teachers will meet for two hours on the first Wednesday morning of the month, except August and January. “The bottom line of all professional learning communities is really engagement of all kids,” Marty said. “The bottom line purpose is to ensure that each student is learning the standards and achieving at a high level. So it really is supporting all students getting involved and not some students getting behind, getting frustrated and then pulling back.” Marty said PLCs will ensure that all teachers are giving similar assessments. Teachers can use the data to find individual or groups of students who may be falling behind or just having difficulty with a particular concept. Then the teachers can teach each other techniques that have worked for them, or they may decide to divide the students up and assign the struggling students to a couple of teachers who can help them get caught up. The data discussed in PLCs will also help teachers catch students as soon as they start slipping in their studies. An article in the spring 2012 issue of Parkway Today states that teachers may use quick and strong interventions such as calling parents to get permission for students to attend afterschool study sessions, or assign teachers’ aides and academic coaches to sit in class with some students so they can give help as soon as it is needed. As noted, a growing number of students need extra help because they do not speak English. Those students get that help from teachers specially trained to teach nonEnglish speakers. Marty said these students are a challenge because they are required to take the annual Missouri Assessment Program test. See PARKWAY, page 25


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fared well in exhibition matches against Rock Bridge and Visitation.” Stauffer said she was pleased with how the Lancers played. “All of the matches we played were hotly contested,” Stauffer said. “The girls fought so hard against the best competition in the state, pulling together as a team, and representing Lafayette with toughness and character.”

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The Lafayette Lancers fresh off their second-place finish at the Great 8 Tennis Tournament.

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High school tennis Talk about making an opening statement. The Lafayette Lancers participated in the recent Great 8 Tennis Tournament in Columbia, Mo., and finished second, defeating one defending state champion in the process. The Lancers won their first-round match against Columbia Hickman 9-0. Singles winners were Haleigh Chobanian, Arianna Demos, Abby Carpenter, Kayla Neskar, Kelly Carpenter and Sarah Goodman. Chobanian and Demos won at No. 1 doubles, Abby Carpenter and Neskar won at No. 2 doubles while Kelly Carpenter and Goodman won at No. 3 doubles. Then, Lafayette turned some heads by defeating two-time defending Class 2A state champion Rock Bridge. “This win was even more special since we lost to Rock Bridge in a grueling 4.5 hour match in the semifinals at state last year,” Lafayette coach Donna Stauffer said. The Lancers won four of the six singles and were able to win one of the hotly contested doubles matches. Singles winners were Chobanian, who avenged her loss at state last year by beating the same player

6-1, 6-1; Abby Carpenter; Neskar, who also avenged her loss at state last year by beating the same player 6-1, 6-2; and Kelly Carpenter. Abby Carpenter and Neskar clinched the match by winning at No. 2 doubles. Winning that match earned the Lancers a place in the finals against two-time Class 1A defending champion Visitation Academy. The Lancers fell just short, losing 7-2 to Visitation. “Viz has four top seniors in their starting lineup and an outstanding coach in Annie Menees,” Stauffer said. Kelly Carpenter won at No. 5 singles and the duo of Chobanian and Demos defeated last year’s Class 1 doubles second-place medalists Jocelyn Koester and Brianna Menolasino 8-6. “Although we won only one singles court and one doubles court, we were close in almost every singles match, including a 5-7, 6-7 loss at No. 6 singles,” Stauffer said. “Emily Weinhold played that outstanding match at No. 6 after Sarah Goodman injured her ankle on Friday. Abby and Kayla lost in a match tie-break at No. 2 doubles, and Kelly and Emily lost 8-5 in an extremely close match at No. 3 doubles. Morgan Poisson and Courtney Trube also

Mikayla Mooney, a senior midfielder on Whitfield’s field hockey team, has verbally committed to play Division I field hockey at Ball State University. Last season, Mooney Mooney had three goals and seven assists and led the Warriors with her outstanding defensive play. Mooney chose Ball State because it was the right fit for her, both academically and athletically. “I had the opportunity to get to know the coaches and several of the players and right away, I could see myself playing there,” Mooney said. “The university has strong academic programs, the field hockey facilities are great, and the campus is the right size for me.” Whitfield coach Maggie Young describes Mooney as hardworking and dedicated. “Mikayla’s ability to challenge herself, dream big and work day in and day out to achieve her goals is what makes her one of the top athletes in the St. Louis area,” Young said.

De Smet athletic director De Smet alumnus John Stewart is the new athletic director at De Smet. Stewart, a 1977 graduate, will oversee all aspects of the Spartan athletics program, which features 19 sports and 52 teams, including scheduling, budgeting and serving as a liaison between the coaching staffs and the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA). He takes over for Kevin Fober, who retired. No stranger to De Smet athletics, Stewart was a three-year member of the varsity basketball team and was a starter and team cap-

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tain on the 1976-77 Spartan basketball squad that placed third in the state. Since graduation from De Smet, Stewart has returned to serve as an assistant basketball coach since the 2009-10 season. He will also take the field this spring as assistant baseball coach. Stewart takes on his new role after a career with Anheuser-Busch InBev, where he most recently served as senior business manager and was responsible for the oversight of more than 190 employees, budgeting and operations of a 24-hour plant. “In our search for a new athletics director, we were looking for someone who not only bleeds maroon and white, but someone with a great familiarity with the program who would also be able to handle the many challenges of the position,” said De Smet President Wally Sidney. A graduate of the University of Missouri and an Evans Scholar, Stewart has volunteered as lay director and youth basketball coach at Queen of All Saints grade school and as a Cub Scout leader.

Parkway Central swimming Coach Kevin Mabie left the program and school after the end of the last school year to become an administrator at St. Dominic in St. Charles County. Mabie will be St. Dominic’s assistant principal. Kevin Fober, who recently retired as the athletic director at De Smet, is the new Colts coach for the boys and girls teams. “I retired from the AD job and decided to leave De Smet because I felt that I needed a new challenge and a change of scenery so to speak,” Fober said. “The program here at Parkway Central is in great shape, and we have a talented and dedicated group to work with. I am extremely excited about the opportunity and very much look forward to the season.” Fober also will be teaching part time in the social studies department at Nerinx Hall.

High school softball Parkway South graduate Amy Belding is the new coach for the Patriots. She has been in the program for seven years and last year was the assistant varsity coach under Terry Bazzell. “I’ve always had a goal to coach varsity and my opportunity presented itself to


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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM move up and I was very excited to do so,” Belding said. Belding played at Parkway South from 1996-1999. She was coached by Fred McConnell and Chris Ellis. “I was a catcher and played ASA 18U Gold my last two years and really got a taste of intense competition and loved it,” Belding said. “I had the opportunity to play with and against some of the great players in the area.” She went to Missouri and then Webster University. “I completed most of my undergrad degree (three years) at Mizzou but transferred home to do my last year at Webster when my mom was diagnosed with lymphoma and going through treatment,” Belding said. “I have a marketing degree from Webster University and worked in advertising. Then I decided I wanted to be a teacher so I went back for my master’s in education at Lindenwood.” She was hired by Parkway South and is happy to be there. “Parkway South is a great place to go to school and grow up,” Beldin said. “My closest friends are those who I went to high school with, and I know that those bonds are not created in other schools. I feel blessed to teach at such an awesome school and take extreme pride in coaching in a program that truly supports great tradition and character in our young women.” Her coaching philosophy is “hard work, integrity and doing the little things right,” Belding said. “You do those and winning may be your outcome. Don’t be pressured by the outside influences, the game does not know who is supposed to win. You go out every practice, every game and prove that you are doing those things.” Belding wants to maintain the solid tradition Parkway South has for softball. “It’s always challenging, if it was easy everyone would do it,” Belding said. “That challenge is what makes it fun.”

High school girls golf Parkway West junior Emily Goldenstein won the 16-team Rockwood Summit Invitational at the Falls Golf Course. She shot a 3-under 68 to earn medalist honors. Goldenstein finished 16th in the Class 2 state tournament last fall. She played well this summer to get ready for her junior campaign. Her biggest win was capturing the Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association’s Junior Amateur championship. Lafayette won the title with a score of 347, to nip St. Joseph’s Academy by one stroke. Parkway West finished third with a 355.

Benes steps down Westminster Christian Academy softball coach Andy Benes, who played in the

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High school girls volleyball Greg Fisher is the new volleyball coach at Kennedy, where is he a second-year teacher. He is 27 and a University of Missouri graduate. He coached for two years at Trinity Catholic. “I am really excited to take over the program this year,” Fisher said. “I was left with a team that has a lot of varsity experience. They are versatile across the board. To balance with the experience, I have some youth coming in that (will be) crucial in the development of this team.” His goals for the program are to have a winning record and win the small schools portion of the Archdiocesan Athletic Association. “The program was in good shape. I was left with a strong foundation,” Fisher said. “I will be implementing a more fast-pace offense that will really bring a quick offense especially with my middle blockers.”

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BOYS SWIMMING PREVIEW By WARREN MAYES And they’re off. It promises to be another year of individual state champions and a team or two pushing for the state team title. Lafayette finished second last fall at state and veteran coach Todd Gobel has several swimmers back for the Lancers, who were unbeaten in 13 dual matches in 2011. Marquette may be poised to end Lafayette’s dominance as coach Joe Schoel has eight swimmers returning. Parkway Central has a new/old coach in veteran Kevin Fober, who had the helm at De Smet for many years before retiring as the school’s athletic director. Fober has a defending state champion in senior Nick Orf in the 200 IM. Parkway South coach Jeremy Nichols lost 12 swimmers to graduation but he has several seniors returning to keep his squad afloat. MICDS coach Kristen Kaiser has some talent back from last year’s squad that wound up 11th at state. The Rams may be poised to swim into the top 10 this fall. The dean of area coaches is Kevin Brennan, who enters his 36th year at Chaminade and has a veteran club to lead. Eureka coach Sharon Wasson is excited about what she says is the best Wildcat squad she has had in her 18 years with the school. Here’s a look at the schools in alphabetical order, with insight from the coaches.

CHAMINADE RED DEVILS with a record of 290-70 at Eureka. 2011 record: finished 15th at state meet Swimmers to watch: senior Stephen TressCoach: Kevin Brennan. Entering 36th year lar in the 100 back; senior captain Nick at Chaminade. Seidel in the 100 free; seniors Scott Kelly Returning: 20 lettermen and Christian Horn in the 100 breast; captain Swimmers to watch: junior Will O’Shea Luke Seiler in 100 fly; freshmen Justin King, in the 100 back; junior Trae Schuller in the Brendan Harris and Stephen Sugarbaker in 200 IM/100 fly the 200 free; Jimmy Barnes in diving Goals: Win conference Teams in Suburban West Conference: Teams in Metro Catholic Conference: CBC, Eureka, Fox, Lafayette, Lindbergh, MarChaminade, De Smet, SLUH, Vianney quette, Northwest, Oakville, Mehlville, Favorites to win the conference: SLUH Parkway South Favorites to win the Suburban West ConDE SMET SPARTANS ference: Lafayette, Parkway South, Eureka 2011 record: 5-5 Quote: “I am the most excited about this Coach: Doug Maitz. Entering fifth year as season than any since I have been at Eureka,” coach at De Smet. Wasson said. “We are bigger, stronger and Returning: 10 varsity lettermen faster than we have ever been.” Swimmers to watch: senior Kevin Christoff in diving; junior Zach Holtgrewe in KENNEDY CELTS breaststroke/butterfly/IM; senior Zach Coach: Ann Hawkey. Entering sixth season Woods in sprints; senior Michael Hillmer coaching at Kennedy. in back/breast/IM Returning: 5 lettermen Newcomers expected to contribute: 12 Swimmers to watch: seniors Michael Klein freshmen. We expect a lot of development in freestyle and Joseph Rogers in backstroke over the next year. Newcomers expected to contribute: freshGoals: Medal at the state diving competition, men James Tabor and Andrew Heying qualify individuals and a relay for state. Goals: Win races/meets against teams that Teams in Metro Catholic Conference: CBC, we have not had the opportunity to compete Chaminade, De Smet, SLUH, Vianney with in the past seasons. Improve throughFavorites to win the conference: SLUH out the season with a young team to build and Chaminade for the years to come. Quote: “We have a lot of positive energy Teams in AAA Conference: Christian on this year’s squad,” Maitz said. “We High School, DuBourg (first year team), have 10 seniors, captained by Colin Oca, Kennedy, Trinity Zach Woods, and Conor Joplin, who have Favorites to win the conference: This is provided outstanding leadership and sup- our first year having more than two teams port for an eager class of 12 freshmen.” in the conference so it will be a prime opportunity to see our conference compete EUREKA WILDCATS and grow. We hope to begin a conference 2011 record: 12-4 tournament this year for the boys. Coach: Sharon Wasson. Entering 18th year Quote: “I am excited to have 11 new swim-


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NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM mers to our program this year and all five swimmers who did not graduate returning,” Hawkey said. “I look forward to coaching them to become strong, competitive student athletes that display good sportsmanship at all times. I am also looking forward to the addition of two new male swim teams within our conference.”

LAFAYETTE LANCERS 2011 record: 13-0, finished second at state Coach: Todd Gabel. Entering ninth year with a record of 107-10 at Lafayette. Swimmers to watch: senior Jon Glaser in 200 and 500 free; senior Jeremy Bruder in 50 free and 100 breast; senior Connor Parsons in 50 free and 100 fly; junior Jacob Alspaw in 200 and 500 free; senior Jared Rahe in 200 IM and 100 fly Newcomers expected to contribute: freshman Calvin Gilbride in 100 breast and 200 IM; freshman John Wilmsen in 100 back and 100 fly; freshman Jack Trube in 100 breast Goals: Win conference, be a top five team at state and set two to three individual school records. Teams in Suburban West Conference: Eureka, Fox, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Northwest, Oakville, Mehlville, Parkway South Favorites to win the Suburban West Conference: Marquette Quote: “The boys are training well and it will be exciting to see them compete this year,” Gabel said.

MARQUETTE MUSTANGS 2011 record: 7-4, finished third in conference and 16th at state Coach: Joe Schoedel. Entering second year at Marquette. Returning: 8 lettermen Swimmers to watch: senior Kevin Poskin in 100 fly (fourth at state last year) and 200 IM (third at state last year); senior Nick Davis who didn’t swim last year, but was third in the 500 and 16th in the 200 at state two years ago; senior Evan Catani in the 100 back and 500 free; sophomore Sam Marlow in the 100 back and 500 free Newcomers expected to contribute: freshman Jake Jesielowski in the 100 fly Goals: We are a more solid team at the top this year, so winning conference is a very realistic goal. There are several school records that could fall this year as well – the 200 and 500 freestyle and the 100 butterfly. With the depth of our team, our goal is to finish in the top 10 at state, something we haven’t done since the 2003, as well as have a couple of state titles in individual events. Teams in Suburban West Conference: Eureka, Fox, Lafayette, Lindbergh, Marquette, Northwest, Oakville, Mehlville, Parkway South Favorites to win the Suburban West Conference: Marquette, Lafayette Quote: “While we only have 12 returning ath-

letes from last season, we have 21 new to the team,” Schoedel said. “This is very exciting for the future of our program, as they have an opportunity to work with some of the fastest swimmers Marquette has seen. We also have a solid diving core which will certainly add to our depth, giving us a good shot at conference. Our top swimmers should help propel us to the highest finish Marquette has seen in 10 years.”

MICDS RAMS 2011 record: 11-2 in dual meets, 11th at state Coach: Kristen Kaiser. Entering seventh year at MICDS. Have finished in the top 12 under Kaiser. Returning: all the point scorers from state Swimmers to watch: senior Lunsford Schock in 50 and 100 free; junior Jack Finlay in 200 IM and 100 back; senior Charles Cella in 200 free and 100 free; senior Ellis Brown in 100 free Newcomers expected to contribute: Benjamin Edwards and Toby Young Goals: Finish in the top 10 at state, swim well in duals but that isn’t the focus of our season. Quote: “This team really surprised me last year, and it looks to be an even better season this year,” Kaiser said. “They are maturing, both in and out of the water, and that always makes for a great team atmosphere.”

PARKWAY CENTRAL COLTS 2011 record: 14-3, Suburban South Conference champions, third place at state Coach: Kevin Fober. Entering his first year at Parkway Central. Previously coached for 13 years at De Smet with overall record of 10461, four Metro Catholic Conference championships, one state championship (2002) and and one second place at state finish (2001). Prior to De Smet coached for 10 years at the University of Chicago. Assistant coach is Jeff Spector who has 23 years at Parkway Central. Returning: 10 lettermen Swimmers to watch: senior Nick Orf, defending state champion in 200 IM and state runnerup in 100 fly; senior Brandon Weissman, state finalist in 200 IM and 100 back; junior Riley Brown, state finalist in 200 free and 100 back Newcomer expected to contribute: junior Zach Rogers, a transfer from Francis Howell Central who was a state finalist in 100 and 200 free Teams in Suburban South Conference: Affton, Clayton, Kirkwood, Ladue, Parkway Central, Parkway North, Parkway West, Seckman, Summit, University City, Webster Groves Goal: To challenge each member of the team to make the small steps every day to accomplish individual improvement. Quote: “We will need to come together as a team in order to finish as high as capable in the Suburban South Conference meet and See BOYS SWIMMING, page 30

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streak of four consecutive second-place finishes at the conference championship meet. state meet,” Fober said. “The coaching staff Teams in Suburban West Conference: is pleased with the progress made to this point. Eureka, Fox, Lafayette, Lindbergh, MarRealistically, we should be the favorite in the quette, Northwest, Oakville, Mehlville, conference meet and one of the top three or Parkway South four teams in the state championship.” Favorites to win the Suburban West Conference: Lafayette PARKWAY NORTH VIKINGS Quote: We graduated 12 seniors last year, 2011 record: 7-5, finished sixth at the con- so it would be easy to say we’re rebuilding ference swim meet this year,” Nichols said. “However, we have Coach: Bart Prosser. Entering 14th year nine returning seniors, including three state with a record of 124-45 at Parkway North. qualifiers. The size of our squad is down Returning: 15 lettermen compared to recent seasons, but our expecSwimmers to watch: sophomore Jared tations remain high. I’m looking forward to Dachroeden in 100 back/500 free/200 medley/ watching the boys have another great year.” relays; junior Josh Lay in 100 breast/200 free/500 free/relays; senior Rogelio Bonilla PARKWAY WEST LONGHORNS in 200 medley/100 breast/relays; senior 2011 record: 9-3 duals, second at conferJohn Pai in 100 breast/relays; senior Thomas ence meet, eighth at state Beilsmith in 100 free/ 50 free/relays; senior Coach: Allison Zeller. Entering third Noah Rosen in 100 fly/relays; sophomore season at Parkway West with an overall Erick Muschinske in diving record of 16-9-1 in dual meets. Newcomer expected to contribute: fresh- Returning: 16 lettermen man Joshua Zimmerman in 100 breast/200 Swimmers to watch: senior co-captains free/relays Sam Luethy and Wesley Greene in the 100 Goals: I think that our goal every year is back; juniors Grant Keesling and Ryan to have a season in which we are over .500 Schlueter in the 100 breast; junior Tommy and compete at our best in both the confer- Christensen 500 and 200 free ence and state meet. Newcomers expected to contribute: Teams in Suburban South Conference: freshmen Drew Bonnett, Luke Christensen Affton, Clayton, Kirkwood, Ladue, Park- and Joe Ross are all looking good in the way Central, Parkway North, Parkway water and will add depth to the team. West, Seckman, Summit, University City, Goals: Win conference and have more Webster Groves boys individually qualify for state. Favorites to win the Suburban South Teams in Suburban South Conference: Conference: Parkway Central has a pretty Affton, Clayton, Kirkwood, Ladue, Parksolid team top to bottom. Summit had a way Central, Parkway North, Parkway pretty good team from last year, they are West, Seckman, Summit, University City, wanting to build on their success. Webster Groves Quote: “I am excited about this team for Favorites to win the Suburban South many reasons, from top to bottom they are just Conference: Parkway Central and Kirka good group of hardworking, good spirited wood should be tough. young men who want to represent themselves, Quote: “We are a young team with more their school and their community to the best of depth than we have had in years past,” their ability,” Prosser said. “I think that with Zeller said. “The boys are dedicated and continued hard work we may surprise not only know that they will have to work hard throughout the season in order to bring ourselves but a few teams in our league.” home a conference championship.”

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2011 record: 8-2 in dual meets, finished second in conference and 26th at state Coach: Jeremy Nichols. Entering sixth year with a record of 45-11 at Parkway South. Finished fourth at state in 2009 and fifth in 2010. Returning: 17 lettermen Swimmers to watch: Tim Regan in the 200 and 500 free; Josh Grass in the 200 IM and 100 breast; Conrad Polys in the 100 free and 100 fly; Cooper Faddis and Skyler Waddell in diving; Tim Goodwin in the 100 fly Newcomers expected to contribute: Kurt Weatherford in the 100 back and 200 free; Peter Crocker in the 50 free and 100 free Goals: To improve on our finish from last season. We’d like to get all three relays qualified for state and have one swim in finals on Saturday. We’d also like to continue our

WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN ACADEMY WILDCATS Coach: Kent Kehr Swimmers to watch: senior Easton Noble in the 100 breaststroke and 50 free; senior Jake Kehr in the 200 and 500 freestyle; junior Brandt Wieber in the 200 IM and 100 breaststroke; seniors Brian Fellows and Eddie Sutphen in the 100 and 50 free Quote: “Westminster is bringing back a number of swimmers and we should be above 500 in the dual meet season,” Kehr said.

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Prep Football: Week Three By WARREN MAYES Week three of the high school football season features a big rivalry showcase game among two West County teams. It’s early but it’s time for the annual meeting of the Marquette Mustangs and the Lafayette Lancers. The two Suburban West Conference squads meet at 7 p.m. on Sept. 7. The game usually is played near at the end of the season, but this year with the new playoff system it is not. In the old format, the final three games of the season determined if a team advanced to the playoffs. This year, the Missouri State High School Activities Association made a change and the format includes a nine-game regular season, with teams earning points for outcomes. A win is worth 20 points, a loss 10 points and an overtime loss 15 points. Points are also awarded for each class playing up, strength of schedule and plus/ minus 13 points for point differentials in each game. Those points will be added up and used to seed schools into eight-team districts grouped to begin play in Week 10. The Lancers are ranked. No. 5 in the recent Class 6 Missouri state poll. Both teams opened the season with

league victories – Marquette defeated Oakville 10-9 while Lafayette thumped Eureka 35-14 in Suburban West Conference games. Last season, the Lancers scored a 41-7 victory over the Mustangs at Marquette. The Mustangs won at Lafayette two years ago 35-24. Here are the other games and kickoff times scheduled for Sept. 7: • Priory at John Burroughs, 4:30 p.m. • Parkway West at Kirkwood, 7 p.m. • Seckman at Parkway Central, 7 p.m. • Summit at Parkway North, 7 p.m. • Eureka at Mehlville, 7 p.m. • Francis Howell Central at Parkway South, 7 p.m. • Marquette at Lafayette, 7 p.m. • SLUH at CBC, 7 p.m. • Kennedy at O’Fallon Christian, 7 p.m. • Van-Far vs. Principia, 7 p.m. • Fort Zumwalt West at Chaminade, 7 p.m. • Vianney at De Smet, 7 p.m. Here are the games and kickoff times scheduled for Sept. 8: • Lutheran South at MICDS, 1 p.m. • Westminster Christian Academy at Lutheran North, 2 p.m.

‘Run to Remember’ The third annual “Run to Remember,” a 5K race held in remembrance of those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001, begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the corner of Fountain Place and Plaza Drive in Wildwood, Town Center. The race is chip-timed by Big River Running Company and runs through the city of Wildwood, through the apparatus room of Metro West Fire Station No. 3 and concludes back at Wildwood Town Center. A Kids’ Fun Run routed around the Town Center begins at 8 a.m. The run entry fee is $25 prior to Sept. 7 and $30 (checks or cash only) on race day; the Kids’ Fun Run entry fee is $15. All proceeds benefit The BackStoppers. Registration for the 5K includes a performance shirt, commemorative finisher’s medal, and a Public Safety Division commemorative performance shirt. Kids’ Fun Run registration includes a commemorative T-shirt and finisher’s medal. Awards will be presented to overall male and female division and the top three male and female finishers in seven age groups. Pre-race packet pick-up is from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at Big River Running Company, 14059 Manchester Road in Manchester. Or, runners may pick up packets at 7 a.m. on race day at Wildwood City Hall, 183 Plaza Drive. Call Big River Running Company at 394-5500 or Wildwood City Hall at 458-0440. West Newsmagazine is proud to be a sponsor of “Run to Remember.”

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Mercy offers post-concussion service for youth Mercy Children’s Hospital recently opened Mercy Clinic Post Concussion Service, a new practice focused on offering children ages 10-18 with a recent concussion a coordinated approach to the followup care required subsequent to the injury.

Dr. Sarah Alander, a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Mercy Children’s Hospital with additional training in concussion management, sees patients in the new practice, which offers education about concussions, balance testing, symptom management, return-to-play decisions for athletes, and neurocognitive evaluation using the Web-based ImPACT (Immediate Post-concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) program. The clinic also coordinates with other specialists care for patients experiencing concussion complications such as recurrent headache, balance problems, emotional issues and sleep problems. “This new team approach to concussion management will benefit those kids who have been diagnosed with concussion and make it easier for parents and primary care providers,” Alander said. “Using the computer testing, we can measure subtle but important functions that could be missed in a primary care in-office exam and tailor treatment for each child.” ImPACT is a computerized concussion evaluation system that is used along with other evaluations to assess a child’s postconcussion condition. Mercy Post Concus-

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Esse Health launches Patient Portal Esse Health, an independent, Creve Coeur-based physician group with 32 locations throughout the St. Louis and Metro East area, has rolled out the Esse Health Patient Portal, which allows patients to communicate with their medical providers any time of the day or night. Using a computer, tablet or smartphone, patients can send secure messages to their providers’ offices to request appointments; request medication refills; ask questions about prescriptions; seek medical advice; ask questions regarding a bill; request referrals; and receive test results. Patients can sign up for the portal at their respective Esse Health office.

Whooping cough warning Whooping cough – a highly contagious bacterial disease that can be prevented by vaccination – is making a comeback. According to the Centers for Disease Con-

trol and Prevention (CDC), the nation may be on track for the worst year for whooping cough in five decades. “Rates of whooping cough, or pertussis, have continued to increase since reaching historic lows in the 1970s,” CDC spokesperson Sarah Meyer said. “By mid-July 2012, nearly 18,000 cases have been reported in the U.S.” Besides getting children vaccinated, the CDC is recommending that adolescents and adults – especially pregnant women – get a booster dose (Tdap), since they may no longer be immune. Whooping cough can be serious for people of all ages but is especially dangerous, even sometimes fatal, for infants. 

Pediatricians recommend screening for snoring kids Revised guidelines published in the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) September 2012 edition of Pediatrics recommend screening for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) for all children and adolescents who regularly snore. According to the AAP, sleep disturbances, including OSAS, are common among kids and can result in significant health problems if left untreated. Other than snoring, OSAS symptoms can include

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Neti pot safety The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a consumer update on the use of neti pots – those little teapots with long spouts used to rinse sinuses. Neti pots commonly are used to rinse nasal passages with a saline solution and are a popular treatment for sinus congestion, cold and allergies, but the FDA has some concerns about the risk of infection tied to their improper use. Most important, according to the FDA, is the source of water used. Some tap water contains low levels of organisms that when swallowed are killed by stomach acid but can stay alive in nasal passages and cause potentially serious infections, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Types of water that are safe for use in neti pots include: water bought in stores that is labeled as “distilled” or “sterile,” tap water that has been boiled for 3-5 minutes and then cooled, and water passed through a filter with an absolute pore size of 1 micron or smaller.

Education and events “Solutions for Better Pelvic Health,” an informational seminar, will be held from 6:30-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at St. Luke’s Women’s Center, 6 McBride & Son Corp. Center Drive at Boone’s Crossing, Suite 102. Pelvic health disorders affect

one in four women, and Dr. Carlton Pearse discusses treatment options for abnormal uterine bleeding, urinary incontinence and pelvic pain. Visit stlukes-stl.com to register. ••• Missouri Baptist Medical Center will present a free program on cancer survivorship from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20 at Longview Farm House, 13525 Clayton Road in Town & Country. Attendees will learn how to support cancer survivors through their physical and emotional concerns and to move forward to living a cancer-free life. Boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required. Call (314) 996-5433. ••• “Childbirth Preparation for Teens,” a childbirth class tailored to the needs of teenage mothers, will meet from 10 a.m.-noon on Saturdays from Sept. 22-Oct. 13 at St. Luke’s Hospital Institute for Health Education, Conference Room 4, 222 South Woods Mill Road. The class provides knowledge and understanding of the birthing process. Participants should bring two pillows, one blanket and a pen. Visit stlukes-stl.com or call (314) 205-6906 to register. ••• Barnes-Jewish Foundation will offer seasonal influenza vaccines to adults and children ages 6 months and older from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital. Call (314) 996-7712 for more information. ••• “Sleepless in St. Louis: What’s Ruining Your Sleep?” will be held from 7-8:30 p.m. (registration at 6:15 p.m.) on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at the Jewish Community Center Arts and Education Building. Dr. Oscar Schwartz, the medical director of the Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital Sleep Disorder/EEG Center, will discuss sleep disorders and treatment options. To register, call (314) 542-9378.

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This is it: Kenny Loggins coming to Chesterfield Amphitheater Sept. 7 Chesterfield, they’re happy that you’ve come to the town,” he said, adding that settings like the amphitheater have an ambience all their own. “We start with what we call a ‘wine-andcheese’ mood and then build up into a party atmosphere,” Loggins said. Loggins recently formed a trio called Blue Sky Riders (blueskyridersband.com), which will release its first album in January. But the 64-year-old pop legend said concert-goers on Sept. 7 can look forward to a solid hour-and-a-half of fan favorites, including pop anthem, “Danny’s Song.” Eric Eisen and Jim Quicksilver, managing partners of One Productions – the company bringing Loggins to Chesterfield – saw an opportunity to showcase the amphitheater. “Here’s a venue that’s been around a year … and no one’s doing anything there but free concerts,” said Quicksilver, 51, of Chesterfield. “We just thought it was a great opportunity to bring something into the Chesterfield area, or West County, that has probably never been done before,” said Eisen, 34, of Ballwin. The city thinks it’s a great idea, too. “We’re really excited about it,” said Tom McCarthy, Chesterfield’s director of parks

By CAROL ENRIGHT Kenny Loggins, a pop icon of the ‘70s and ‘80s, is coming to the Chesterfield Amphitheater on Friday, Sept. 7. The singer-songwriter first gained fame as one half of the duo, Loggins & Messina, best known for “House at Pooh Corner.” Loggins went on to rack up hits as a solo artist with singles such as “This Is It,” “Don’t Fight It” (with Steve Perry) and “Heart to Heart.” Loggins climbed the pop charts also with a number of 1980s movie theme songs, including “I’m Alright” (“Caddyshack”), “Footloose” (“Footloose”) and “Danger Zone” (“Top Gun”). Kenny Loggins is the first big-name, ticketed concert at the Chesterfield Amphitheater, which since opening in May 2011 has hosted a number of free concerts. Loggins said he was looking forward to his first visit to Chesterfield. “It will be fun,” Loggins said. “We’ve been focusing for the last year on hitting what’s called secondary markets – like instead of L.A., we play Santa Barbara – to give the primary markets a rest.” Loggins said playing in smaller towns in an outdoor setting is “probably my favorite kind of venue.” “It usually means an audience is going to be in a great mood – and, in markets like

and recreation. McCarthy said although the city is in talks with One Productions to schedule a series of concerts – including Willie Nelson in May 2013 – “we’re not putting all our eggs in one basket.” “We’re going to continue with our free concerts, and we are working with a few other groups, too, that are entertaining the idea of doing the same thing,” McCarthy said. McCarthy called the amphitheater “one of the best kept secrets” in the area. Eisen added that the 3,500-seat venue provides a very intimate setting. “There’s just not a bad seat in the place,” he said. Quicksilver, who grew up listening to Kenny Loggins, was giddy about the pop star coming to his hometown and thinks that Chesterfield’s demographics – “families in their 40s and 50s who grew up in the ‘70s” – are perfect for a Kenny Loggins concert. “Nothing’s better than hearing that music that you heard when you were 14, 15 or 20 years old,” Quicksilver said. Tickets for the Kenny Loggins concert are on sale at metrotix.com. Prices range from $35 for lawn seats to $75 for VIP seating. West Newsmagazine is sponsoring

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West County WWII veteran receives French Legion of Honor Medal By JIM ERICKSON Some 100 family members and friends were at VFW Post 6274 in Ballwin on Aug. 11 when West County resident Oliver Siebert, 88, received the Napoleon Bonaparte Legion of Honor Medal from France in recognition of his efforts while serving there during World War II. Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy approved the award, which was presented by Jim Mauze Jr., honorary consul representing the French government in Missouri. Siebert’s role in the campaign to liberate Strasbourg, a French city across the Rhine River from Germany, and other details of his military service were reviewed during the ceremony. Under a proclamation signed by St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley, the date of the ceremony was declared Oliver W. Siebert Day in St. Louis County. In 1944, Siebert was a temporary second lieutenant with the Army’s 324th Infantry Battalion of the 44th Infantry Division in France. He was serving also as liaison with a French artillery battalion working with American and British units assigned to move through the Vosges Mountains in Eastern France and liberate Strasbourg. His French liaison counterpart was Jean Penet, a young captain with whom he worked closely as the combined force headed toward Strasbourg. Moving through the Vosges was risky because the narrow mountain passes made it possible for a small enemy force to block a much larger opposing army, but the mission was successful and marked the first time in recorded history any army had accom-

plished the feat, Siebert said. Once at the city’s outskirts, the American-British-French forces liberated Strasbourg in less than two days. The German army was not ready to yield, and as the combined forces at Strasbourg moved to the north, English-speaking German soldiers donned U.S. military police uniforms and manned an intersection along the Allied route. Siebert was among the officers the MP impersonators directed into the hands of waiting German officers. Declining to go into detail, Siebert said, “I simply did what I had been trained to do in those circumstances.� He was able to disarm two SS officers and escape in their command car. On Christmas Day 1944, during the Battle of the Bulge, Siebert was stationed several hundred yards in front of his 324th Infantry’s position when an enemy shell exploded nearby, seriously wounding his right leg. During the subsequent trip to the hospital, a German plane strafed the convoy of ambulances in which Siebert was riding, and he suffered injuries to the same leg, which required extensive surgery. In May 1945, he departed France for America on a hospital ship. Wounds left his right leg more than an inch shorter than his left, and doctors recommended a medical discharge. Military veterans often find it difficult to deal with memories of their wartime experiences, but Siebert has found a strategy that works for him. “You just file those memories somewhere back here,� he said, pointing to the back of his head, “and then you don’t go there again.�


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Eileen Collins, co-chair • Kim Smith, co-chair The 2012 Manchester Homecoming Committee: (front row seated, from left) Marilyn Ottenad, Ed Warhol Sr., Doris Shearin, Andy Noles, Taylor Tomlin, Denise Roesler-Cunningham, Sue Simons, Kent Simons, Alice Overby, Sarah Martin, Tom Riley (kneeling); (front standing row, from left) Elva Franklin, Ruth Hille, Ralph Starck, Sharon Yaeger, Betty McCormick, Jan O’Shea, Jean Muehlendyck, Terrie Jacks, Jett Francis, John Schrader, Jim Holten, Jennifer Lyons, Janie Ziegler, Mike Clement, Jim Christman, Charlotte Behle, Tim Walsh, Lill Riley; (back row seated, from left) Charlie Martin, Judy Grund, Bill Franklin, Stephanie Hardesty, Kim Smith, Sharon Owens, Anna Schrader, Kari Pratt, Nancy Stevens, Ray Klein and Hal Roth.

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Join us at the annual Manchester Homecoming Festival – celebrating “26 years of Family, Friends and Fun!” – on September 7, 8 and 9 in Paul A. Schroeder Park. This celebration features a parade, a special children’s area with many activities, Cute Kids and Cute Pets contests, beverages, live entertainment, games, carnival rides, and a car show on Saturday. A feature this year will be “EVIE,” the mobile environmental science lab from the Science Center. We will also again host dog swims on Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. for dogs and their “parents” to enjoy our Aquatic Center. The contests benefit Friends of Kids with Cancer, and the dog swims benefit BARC, an organization that spays and neuters dogs at no charge, and Circle Of Concern, a local food pantry. On Sunday, Manchester Arts will have a musical program beginning at 12:30 and continuing until 4 p.m. at the amphitheater. Featured entertainment will include the Parkway Chamber Strings; Zelle, a family of performers; a Mini Concert for Kids; and Brass and More Brass! I hope you will join my wife, Mary, and me in enjoying the many family-oriented activities offered as part of this annual festival. More information on this year’s Homecoming Festival is available in this publication, as well as on the city’s website at manchestermo.gov. I enjoy volunteering on the Homecoming Committee, and I want to express my thanks to the many volunteers whose assistance make this event possible every year. Mayor David L. Willson


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In recognition of its longtime dedication and many contributions to the Manchester community, Strothkamp’s Paint Center has been named the 2012 Manchester Homecoming Business of the Year. Located at 14390 Manchester Road, Strothkamp’s has been in business at the same location since 1956. The store is owned by brothers Harry and Bob Strothkamp, who were born and raised in Manchester and grew up in a home that once was located on the site of their store’s parking lot. Strothkamp’s Paint Center, located at 14390 The Strothkamp brothers have Manchester Road, has been in business at the same seen many changes to Manchester site since 1956. through the years. They recall rollerskating on Manchester Road when it was only two lanes wide and cornfields surrounded their property. Harry and Bob Strothkamp have been in the painting business all of their lives. Their father was a painting contractor, and after working in his business during high school, the brothers became union painters and opened the store with the support of their family. Today, Strothkamp’s Paint Center is a well-established family business. Its fine reputation is built on knowledge, great customer service, and good products. With an experienced staff of six, they offer referrals and sell both retail and wholesale. Some of Strothkamp’s commercial clients include Washington University, area school districts and various local companies. Their customers have remained loyal, knowing that they will get wonderful service and quality products. Congratulations to Strothkamp’s Paint Center!

2012 Manchester Homecoming Citizen of the Year: Nancy Parker

The Manchester Homecoming Committee is pleased to announce the selection of Nancy Parker as the Manchester Homecoming Citizen of the Year for 2012. Parker is a selfless volunteer, helping people through Circle Of Concern and at the Parkway English as a Second Language (ESL) program. She enjoys doing what she can to make the lives of others meaningful so that they may in turn contribute to the community. Parker and her family have lived in Manchester for the past 11 years, Nancy Parker but her roots are in Pennsylvania. She has the support of her husband, Bill, and her three children and two grandchildren. Since coming to the area, she has worked in the Parkway School District tutoring children in reading and has become a volunteer working with adults and families as they struggle with daily concerns. Through Circle Of Concern, Parker has become a caseworker, and she is the recording secretary on the charity’s board of directors. Her duties include evaluating people’s needs, advising them on how to budget their incomes and directing them to other agencies with other resources. At the ESL classes, which are held at the Manchester United Methodist Church, Parker instructs adults who need help learning to read, write and speak English. The students also learn history, politics and U.S. government. Her work in some cases helps individuals who take the test to become a U.S. citizen. People from all over the world, including France, Germany, the Middle East, Brazil and Venezuela, are enrolled in the ESL classes. Parker would like to put the spotlight on how important these services are to the community. She makes a difference in people’s lives on a daily basis and said it is important to touch people in a positive way – beyond one’s family – and to show care to people as they try to improve their situations in life. According to Parker, compassion is key to world peace, and reaching out to others in need should begin at home. The 2012 Manchester Homecoming Citizen of the Year certainly has tried to do her part to reach out and help others!

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Mining for adventure Bonne Terre Mine – such a popular destination for divers that Jacques Cousteau and his crew visited and filmed there in 1983 – hosts 15,000 dives a year. The mine holds a billion gallons of clear water and has 17 miles of navigable shoreline. National Geographic named it one of America’s top 10 greatest adventures, and The History Channel has done two features on the mine. “The mine is all about history,” said Doug Goergens, who co-owns West End Diving in St. Louis and Bonne Terre Mine in Bonne Terre with his wife, Catherine. “When they abandoned the mine, they left everything intact. So when you dive the mine, you dive the history of the mine.” Bonne Terre Mine was the largest lead mine in the world, Goergens said, and operated from 1860 until it shut down a century later. When the mine ceased operation, everything was left behind and the pumps were shut off. So when water started seeping in, it flooded and preserved lunch rooms, a movie theater, a locomotive, geology labs, buildings, old light bulbs, iron ore carts, drills, staircases, slurry pipes, scaffolding, elevator shafts, even a water fountain. “It grabs you,” Goergens said. “When you go into the mine, man, you’ve escaped into another world.” There are over 50 different dive tours in the mine, plus half a million stadium lights above the water to illuminate the mine. Guides lead divers on the tours, following a numbered sequence of trails so the divers see something new with each dive. Average water temperature is 60 degrees F, average depth reached is 40 to 60 feet, visibility is always at least 100 feet and dives typically last 35 to 45 minutes.

it might be like a roller coaster, when you it all the time,” he said. come over the top and feel that acceleration Fly Free Skydiving is located about 30 minand your stomach comes up in your throat. utes south of St. Louis, at 900 Airport Road, “It never feels like you’re falling,” he Festus, Mo. For more information, call (314) said. “It feels like you’re floating.” 570-3905 or visit flyfreeskydiving.com. First time skydivers are required to do Zipping overhead tandem dives. Mike Seper, co-owner of Eco Zipline “It’s for their safety,” Cook said. “That first sky dive, you’re on sensory overload. Tours in New Florence, Mo., was a student The first three to five seconds out of the in Hawaii when he first tried zipline. Maui airplane, you don’t know which way is up, had the only zipline in the country at the time, and Seper “fell in love with” the rush. which way is down.” “Just the thrill of being clipped on the When people return to jump, they know line and feeling like you’re flying and not what to expect, Cook said. “They know what free fall is like, so they having to do any work was just a really do so much better as a student after they have neat experience,” he said. When Seper decided to partner with experienced that first sky dive,” he said. zipline architect Robert Nickell in 2010 to create a course locally, extended ziplines were a must. “When I had the opportunity to build mine, I built the largest one in mid-Missouri,” he said. “We have big, expansive lines. We have one line that’s a quarter-mile long, up over 200 feet high.” Seper also wanted an ecologically friendly approach, keeping the environment intact. “I tried to do something where we were integrated into the forest,” Seper said. Eco Zipline has three courses: the Easy Rider is 1,000 feet long, has four lines and peaks at 25 feet high; the Super Six has six lines covering 1,800 feet with a top height of 50 feet; and the High Flyer is 10 lines spanning a mile-plus and topping out at 225 feet above the ground. “It’s been amazing how well-received it’s been in the St. Louis area, and actually all Beginners are required to jump tandem with an experienced skydiver on their first jump with around the Midwest,” Seper said. “People Fly Free Skydiving. (Mark Cook photo) are saying it’s the best thing they’ve ever done in their life.” Safety is emphasized, with training before to ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth.’” The minimum age to dive is 18. Fly Free, Bonne Terre Mine is located at Hwy. 47 which has never had a fatality, adheres to the tour, and harnesses, helmets and gloves and North Allen Street in Bonne Terre, Mo., the safety guidelines of the United States provided. Participants have two points of a little over an hour’s drive from St. Louis. Parachute Association. contact with the zipline at all times. For more information, call (314) 209-7200 “We have a great crew,” Seper said. “The most dangerous thing about skydivor visit 2dive.com/btm.htm. ing is your car ride to the drop zone,” Cook “Everybody’s out there to show people a said, adding for students, “it’s probably one good time and be safe.” Jumping for joy Eco Zipline is at 487 South Highway 19 of the safest sports they could ever get into.” In their fourth year of helping people Each container has a main parachute and in New Florence, Mo. For more informasafely jump out of perfectly good planes, a reserve chute. There is also an automatic tion, call (314) 456-1444 or visit ecoziFly Free Skydiving typically sees 50 or so activation device (AAD), which automati- plinetours.com. first-time skydivers each weekend. Owner cally deploys a reserve if the main chute Caveman Zipline at Meramec Caverns is Mark Cook “fell in love” with the sport the hasn’t been opened by a height of 2,000 also in its third season zipping people over first time he tried it in 2001. feet above the ground. the river and through the woods. “Until you’ve done it, words cannot Cook, who has done 2,500 dives, owns two “Everybody who does it enjoys it,” said describe it,” he said. “You really don’t planes and is also a pilot. He said the thrill of manager Jeremey Anderson. “It’s kind of know what to expect until you go do it.” jumping out of a plane never gets old. like you’re gliding through air.” A lot of people, Cook said, mistakenly think “It gets in your blood and you want to do Caveman offers a four-line trip that starts

Most divers will do a dive package, usually three to six dives. For the less adventurous, walking or boat tours are offered every hour. The one-hour guided walking tour covers the first two levels of the mine along the “Old Mule Trail” where miners worked with picks and shovels in the 1800s. The boat and walking tour takes visitors onto the lake where they can look down and get glimpses of elevators, submerged ore carts and more. Whether diving or taking the boat or walking tour, Goergens recommends making reservations well in advance of your visit. “This is a giant excavation under the earth – it’s huge,” Goergens said. “It’s like going


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PUBLIC HEARING CITY OF BALLWIN, MISSOURI OCTOBER 1, 2012 A public hearing is scheduled before the Planning and Zoning Commission of the City of Ballwin on October 1, 2012 in the boardroom at the Donald “Red” Loehr Police and Court Center, 300 Park Dr, Ballwin, MO, 63011, at 7:00 P. M. upon the following: A petition submitted by Jeannie Aumiller representing McBride Essen, LLC, 16091 Swingley Ridge Rd., Suite 300, Chesterfield, MO, 63017, for the approval of a zoning district change from R-1 and C- 1 to R-4 for an approximately 7 acre tract of land commonly known as 520 Kehrs Mill Rd., Ballwin, MO, 63011, to allow the development of a 24 lot single family subdivision.

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with a 1,200-foot zip, followed by a bridge ziplines before tackling the course, and they traverse to the next line, which is short and are clipped onto the lines at all times. A disfast. The third line passes through another count is offered to active military. wooded section and leads to the final line, With or without discounts, it’s a rush well a 1,600-foot zip over the Meramec River. worth the price. Top speed reached is 50 mph, and heights “Afterwards, they always say it was very vary from 54- to 82-feet above the ground. exciting,” Anderson said. Caveman also provides helmets, harnesses, Caveman Zipline is at 1135 Hwy. W, gloves and professionally certified guides. Sullivan, Mo. For more information, call The company has a perfect safety record. (573) 468-9477 or visit cavemanzipline. Customers at Caveman practice on indoor com/index.php.

The City of Ballwin will consider the zoning ordinance or district regulations as provided herein, or may adopt different changes or provisions, without further notice or hearing, as the Board of Aldermen may deem to be in the public interest. The public hearing may be continued, by announcement at the public hearing, from time to time, as deemed necessary by the Planning and Zoning Commission, without publication of the time and place of the continued public hearing. Petitions of protest against zoning district boundary changes, duly signed and acknowledged, must be submitted by owners of thirty percent or more of either: (1) the area of the land (exclusive of streets and alleys) included in the proposed change(s), or (2) within the area determined by lines drawn parallel to and one hundred and eighty-five feet distant from the area proposed for a zoning district change, public rights-of-way excepted. These petitions will be considered in determining the percentage of favorable votes by the Board of Aldermen necessary to make the zoning district change in accordance with the Zoning Ordinance of the City of Ballwin. Residents of Ballwin are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in the programs and services of the City of Ballwin regardless of race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, marital status, national origin or political affiliation. If you are a person requiring an accommodation, please call (636) 227-8580 V or (636) 527-9200 TDD or 1-800-735-2466 (Relay Missouri) no later than 5:00 P.M. on the third business day preceding the hearing. Offices are open between 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M. Monday through Friday.

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News and notes Dolan Residential Care opens second ‘memory neighborhood’ home West County-based Dolan Residential Care recently opened the second of four planned homes at Les Maisons – an innovative, 5-acre “memory neighborhood” in the Creve Coeur/Maryland Heights area. Dolan Residential Care provides those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias housing in traditional-style homes built in residential communities. The two homes now open at Les Maisons are among several Dolan Residential Care households along the Hwy. 40 corridor between Mason Road and Lindbergh but are the only that are part of a neighborhood of memory care homes. Tim Dolan, president of Dolan Residential Care Centers, said he expects the final home at Les Maisons will be completed in the spring of 2013, at which point the development will be able to house 40 people. Designed to accommodate those with memory impairments in a home-like atmosphere, Dolan Residential Care homes are 1-story, barrier-free buildings with a family dining room, kitchen, living room, sunroom, private bedrooms and half-baths, a covered porch, secure patio and backyard. Residents participate in activities with which they are likely familiar, such as preparing meals, setting tables, folding and sorting laundry, gardening, reading, playing cards or board games, walking, etc. The homes are licensed by the state and staffed by licensed nurses and certified medication administration aides trained to care for those with dementia-related conditions. Research indicating that small, familystyle units provide the social structure best suited for those with Alzheimer’s disease

is the cornerstone of Dolan’s program philosophy. For more information, visit dolancare.com.  Study sheds light on brains of ‘SuperAgers’ If something has gone wrong in the brains of elderly people with dementia, has something gone right in the brains of those whose minds remain sharp in old age? Emily Rogalski, a researcher at Northwestern University in Chicago, set out to find the answer to that question and identified a group of “SuperAgers” – people age 80 and older whose memories were as efficient as the brains of people 20-30 years their junior, based on memory tests. On MRI scans of their brains, SuperAgers’ brains were found to have a thicker cortex than the brains of their peers, and compared to healthy 50-65-year-olds, the SuperAgers’ brains showed no atrophy. Rogalski is hoping that studying what is right with the brains of SuperAgers might help scientists discover how to help combat Alzheimer’s disease. The study, “Superior Memory and Higher Cortical Volumes in Unusually Successful Cognitive Aging,” was published online in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. Butterfly House seeks volunteers The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House at Faust Park in Chesterfield is seeking people to fill volunteer positions in education, guest services and the Madame Butterfly Gift Shop. Education positions as volunteer docents are open for those interested in helping student visitors to the Butterfly House. Docents are responsible for presentations to students and assisting them as they learn. Formal training is provided, and volunteers are asked to work one day each week, generally for a 2.5-hour shift. Docents are


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‘Remember Me’ “Remember Me,” an art exhibition of more than 200 works of art created by residents of Parc Provence, will be open to the public from Sept. 16-27 at Parc Provence, 605 Coeur De Ville Drive in Creve Coeur. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Weaving Communities Together Through Art and Imagination.” It vividly describes the recent cooperative venture directed by Parc Provence, which included the residents of other senior care communities. The special tapestry will be on display along with other works using a (Photo courtesy of Parc Provence) number of mediums. This year marks the fifth anniversary of the “Remember Me” art exposition, which represents one piece of the Parc Provence Activities Department. The senior community’s 35-member activity team uses the expertise of art and music therapists, bus outings, incoming specialists, gardening and other activities and events to meet the cognitive abilities and individual preferences of residents. For more information on “Remember Me,” call (314) 542-2500 or visit parcprovence.com. needed primarily in September, March, April and May. Guest services volunteers are needed to serve as Butterfly House ambassadors by welcoming guests, accepting tickets, educating guests about the Tropical Conservatory and providing information needed to assist visitors. Guest services volunteers

receive training and are asked to complete two 4-hour shifts each month. Madame Butterfly Gift Shop volunteers are needed to stock and rotate merchandise and assist customers with purchases. Training is provided. For more information, call 530-0076, ext. 12, or email volunteer@mobot.org.

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either part will end in denial of application.” Consumers also should compare insurance plans and look for variations. As an example, Plan A might define “in-home” care as “medical,” which could include medical assistance services such as an in-home nurse, therapist, physical aide, etc. Plan B might define “in-home” care more broadly, and include “senior companionship” services such as socialization, transportation and laundry. As a second example, Plan A might include a clause stating that “80 percent of home services claims will be covered,” while Plan B might have a clause stating that “100 percent of home services claims are covered for one year.” Another difference: As an alternative to standard LTC insurance, some companies offer a “linked benefit” product that provides a death benefit to heirs in the event long-term care insurance is not used. The AALTCI suggests asking the following questions of a potential insurer: • Is LTC insurance your main product? It is often best for the consumer to seek a LTC specialist, as each company has a unique coverage plan, and a specialist can help navigate the process. • What are the policy costs? According to the 2012 Long Term Care Insurance Price Index Survey published by the AALTCI, rates for virtually identical coverage can vary by more than 90 percent from one insurance company to another. Rates vary also from state to state, so someone who owns property in multiple states should mention that to the agent, provided the agent is licensed in both states.


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Bu si ness Now open Oceano Bistro, a restaurant featuring fresh fish and seafood and serving lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch, recently opened at 16125 Chesterfield Parkway West, just south of (Photo by Sarah Crowder) Chesterfield Mall in the building formerly occupied by Andria’s Steakhouse. Special amenities include a private dining room, winery-style couch seating, a bar and an outdoor patio.

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PLACES The International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council #2 of St. Louis, has opened a $3.5 million train-

ing center located on more than 10 acres at 18036 Eads Ave. in Chesterfield. The 75,000-square-foot facility more than triples the school’s previous space and accommodates 425 students. Designed to be the nation’s leading training ground for the finishing trades, it will offer programming to develop advanced skills for residential and commercial painters, industrial painters, drywall finishers, paperhangers and glaziers.

NETWORKING & EDUCATION The Chesterfield Chamber of Commerce and the city of Chesterfield present a Disaster Preparedness Seminar for Businesses from 7:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 25 at the Purser Center Auditorium at Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Road in Chesterfield. The program will include presentations from keynote speakers Paul Schifano, of Petropolis, and Rob O’Brien, president of the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce; panel discussions on Data and Storage Recovery, Business Interruption and Continuation, Emergency Operations, Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity, and Ready Rating Program; as well as round table discussions. Admission is $45 for Chesterfield Chamber members and $60 for non-members and includes breakfast and lunch. To register, call 532-3399 or visit chesterfieldmochamber.com by Sept. 22.

New in the neighborhood Ruby’s Guns has relocated from Sullivan, Mo., to 15931 Manchester Road in Ellisville. The family-owned shop carries firearms, ammunition and related supplies and offers concealed-carry arms training and certifications. Pictured (from left) are Steven Walsh and owners Ruby Walsh and Steve Walsh.


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CITY OF WINCHESTER PUBLIC HEARING A Public Hearing will be held at 6:00 p.m., September 26, 2012 at Winchester City Hall, at which time citizens may be heard on the Property Tax Rates proposed to be set by the City of Winchester, Missouri. The tax rates are set to produce revenues which the budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2012 as amended, shows to be required from the property tax, after all adjustments are made to conform to the rollback provisions of Section 137.073 and 137.115.2 R.S.Mo. 1986 and Article X, Section 22 of the Missouri Constitution, following the general assessment. The tax rate is expressed in cents per One Hundred and .00/100 Dollars ($100.00) of annual valuation. In accordance with H.B. 1150, effective January 1, 2003, property subclassifications have been set forth: PRIOR TAX ASSESED VALUATION YEAR 2011 CURRENT TAX YEAR 2012

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Com mu n it y Event s BENEFITS Legendary Performances presents “Memories of Elvis” at 7 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at Logan College of Chiropractic, 1851 Schoettler Road in Chesterfield. The event stars Steve Davis and the Mid-South Revival with an opening performance by Anna Blair as Patsy Cline. Thomas Hickey performs as Buddy Holly. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $35 for a VIP seat with backstage pass. Proceeds benefit Little Patriots Embraced. For tickets, call (314) 821-5800. ••• To celebrate its 10th anniversary, McAlister’s Deli of Ballwin hosts a Community Appreciation Day on Saturday, Sept. 8. The deli donates 10 percent of the day’s proceeds to Circle Of Concern in Valley Park. Call 230-3354. ••• St. Louis area Knights of Columbus honor veterans who have experienced traumatic brain injury during a patriotic event at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Four Seasons Shopping Center, Olive Boulevard and Woods Mill Road. The event is part of a three-day barbecue, which runs from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 and from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, Sept. 7 and 8. A presentation of awards, information on traumatic brain injury, and the Knights of Columbus Honor Guard are featured. Military officials and chaplains, along with

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local political officials are among the invitees. Proceeds benefit Fisher House and other local organizations that support TBI patients. Visit fisherhouse.org. ••• The Wheels in Motion Classic Car Show is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Westport Plaza. Proceeds benefit the National Children’s Cancer Society. Visit westportstl.com. ••• The Coldwell Banker Gundaker Chesterfield West office hosts a golf tournament to benefit Ronald McDonald House, The Humane Society, and Assistance League at 12:30 p.m. (shotgun start) on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Landings at Spirit Golf Club. The fee is $100 per person and includes lunch, golf, dinner, drinks and a silent auction; hole sponsorships are available for $100. Call 532-0200. ••• A parking lot sale is from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 and Saturday, Sept. 15 at New Community Church, 16801 Manchester Road in Wildwood. The sale is both inside and outside the church and features furniture, clothing, toys, household goods, books and more. Call (314) 307-9953. ••• The Body, Heart & Spirit 5K Run/1 Mile Fun Walk is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Chesterfield Athletic Club,

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16625 Swingley Ridge Road. The annual event is in memory of Chris Zandstra, who was diagnosed with cancer of the nervous system at 4 months of age and was treated for bone and liver cancer. Proceeds benefit St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Call 532-9992 or visit chesterfieldathleticclub.com. ••• The Endangered Wolf Center hosts the 26th annual Wolf Fest from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Washington University’s Tyson Research Center, 6750 Tyson Valley Road in Eureka. The event raises funds to preserve endangered wolves, and guests enjoy opportunities to view and photograph endangered wolves from around the world. Exhibits from conservation groups, demonstrations by the Kahok Dancers, presentations by local canine groups, live music and children’s activities also are featured. Admission is $25 per carload. Visit endangeredwolfcenter.org. ••• An Antique Show & Sale sponsored by Old Trails Historical Society is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23 on the historic grounds of the Bacon Log Cabin, 687 Henry Ave. in Ballwin. Barbecue, a bake sale and folk music are featured. Proceeds are used for the preservation and maintenance of the Bacon Log Cabin. Call 527-2522. •••

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FAMILY AND KIDS The city of Ellisville Pooch Plunges are from 5-8 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 and from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Edge Aquatic Center. A copy of each dog’s current rabies vaccination record is required. Admission is $7 per dog and $3 per person age 3 and older. Handlers much be at least 18 years of age, and there is a limit of two dogs per handler. Call 227-7508. ••• An Open House is from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons. Membership specials are available. Free entry includes an open swim from noon-7:30 p.m., open gym from 7-8 p.m.,

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‘Tobacco is not a Vegetable’ Creve Coeur resident Tim O’Neill signs copies of “Tobacco is not a Vegetable” at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 12 at Barnes & Noble in Fenton, at 6:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 14 at Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield, and at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Barnes & Noble in Ladue. O’Neill’s book contains a colorful and very funny collection of life lessons featuring real-life characters, most of whom are from St. Louis. Many of O’Neill’s stories are set at local venues, including Bellerive Country Club, Saint Louis University High, and Maritz. For more information, visit tobaccoisnotavegetable.com.

complimentary childcare from 8 a.m.-noon, free classes throughout the day and more. Call 227-8950. ••• The city of Manchester holds a Doggie Paddle Party from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 and Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Manchester Aquatic Center in Paul A. Schroeder Park. Owners must provide complete vaccination records. Admission is $10 for dog and owner (limit two dogs) and $3 for each additional person. Proceeds benefit a local animal charity and the Manchester Homecoming Committee. Call 227-1385 or visit manchestermo.gov. ••• YoungLife hosts a barbecue from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 9 at Babler State Park’s Walnut Shelter. Games, food and fun are featured. To RSVP, email maryanneliscio@gmail.com or call 812-2422. ••• Prairie Day is from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Shaw Nature Reserve. Guests interact with early settlers and see what life was like on the American frontier, or enjoy a guided hike with a naturalist. Experts from the Wild Canid Center, Missouri Heritage Foundation and Missouri Prairie Foundaion are on hand. Admission is $6 for adults and $2 for children/$3 for Missouri Botanical Garden members. Visit shawnature.org or call 451-3512. ••• BreakDown STL performs in a highenergy multimedia presentation at 8 p.m. (gates open at 7 p.m.) on Saturday, Sept. 15 at Chesterfield Amphitheater, 631 Veterans Place Drive. The free community event empowers teens to make positive choices regarding sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, bullying and suicide by providing preventative health education. For reservations, visit breakdownstl.org, email dawn.mclaughlin@breakdownstl. org, or call (314) 960-7625. ••• The St. Louis Home Fires BBQ Bash is on Saturday, Sept. 29, and Sunday Sept. 30 at the Wildwood Town Center. Amateurs

and professionals compete for the grand prize in several categories including ribs, brisket, chicken, chili, pork steak, People’s Choice, chicken wing eating, best-decorated booth and more. Sponsorship opportunities for local businesses are available. Call Frank Schmer at 256-6564 for details.

LIVE PERFORMANCES Kenny Loggins performs from 8:3010:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 7 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. For ticket information, call 812-9500 or visit chesterfieldamphitheater.com. ••• St. Louis Big Band performs a free summer concert from 8-10 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Chesterfield Amphitheater. Call 812-9500 or visit chesterfieldamphitheater.com.

SPECIAL INTEREST The National Active and Retired Federal Employees, Chapter 2071, features Esley Hamilton, historian for Saint Louis County Parks, at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6 at Young’s Ice Cream Parlor and Grill, 206 Meramec Station Road in Valley Park. Hamilton speaks on historic cemeteries and churches in the metro area. Call Corne Huelsebusch at 391-5781. ••• Westward Hoe Garden Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 11 at Westminster Christian Academy. A guided tour of the grounds is led by Mark Jennings. Call 391-6469. ••• Commerce Banks holds a shredding event from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 22 at its Town & Country Banking Center, 1090 Schnucks Woods Mill Plaza. Bring as many as 10 boxes of documents for shredding by a third-party service provider. Call (314) 746-5052.

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Big Chief fills the plate, with a side of history ments and western memorabilia illustrating Big Chief’s By SUZANNE CORBETT Anyone who traveled years ago along Route 66 near Pond, history to decorate the interior walls of the bar and dining Mo., knew that Big Chief – which opened in 1929 as a hotel room. An iconic buffalo head trophy seems to smile as it and restaurant – was the place to stop. Thanks to a recent overlooks the dining room and new, open kitchen. Also smiling are Big Chief’s customers when they renovation, Big Chief once again is the place to stop along view the menu, which is best described as a playful mix the old roadway to revel in good food and nostalgia. New owners are responsible for returning the historic of classic retro and creative, new age cuisine. Signatures Big Chief building to its former glory days, reopening it include fruitwood, house-smoked meats like the beef brisket, turkey and apricot jalapeno-glazed pork chops. Retro on June 11 as Big Chief Roadhouse. “It’s like a dream come true,” said Stephanie Mulholland, offerings include a tuna salad-stuffed tomato, and chickenwho co-owns the restaurant with John Fox, admitting she fried steak draped with white pepper gravy. For something more modern, try the toasted lasagna. had a tear in her eye when she first walked through the renovated building that preserves the authenticity and integrity Resembling an egg roll, it is lightly breaded, flash-fried, baked and then finished with red and white sauces. of Big Chief. “You can’t find places like this anymore.” Mushroom fans will enjoy the Chief’s stuffed baby porIt has been a 20-year vision that has come together for tabella. An order includes four baby ‘bellas stuffed with Mulholland, whose passions are cooking and history. “I’m a huge history person,” Mulholland said. “I’ve read Monterey Jack, cheddar, gorgonzola and cream cheese, every history book on Wildwood, St. Albans and the area. sauced with a decadent, rich, garlic-infused cream sauce. Salads, soups and sandwiches are given equal attention. I live just a couple of miles down the road and always Soups are made from scratch daily with onion soup being loved the Big Chief and its history.” Mulholland has used items such as vintage advertise- the Big Chief specialty. Order up a bowl to complement an entrée salad, such as the Route 66. Reminiscent of a chef salad, Big Chief’s Route 66 salad features grilled chicken, Big Chief Roadhouse shredded cheese, hard-cooked eggs, tomatoes and red Reopened earlier this summer, Big Chief Road House once 17352 Manchester Road • Wildwood onions with a bacon onion ranch dressing. again offers a haven for hungry folks seeking a good meal and (636) 458-3200 The house-smoked beef brisket is a sure winner for a taste of nostalgia. Kitchen: 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Sunday those with hearty appetites. Topping a pile of house-cut Tavern: 11 a.m.-12 a.m., Sunday-Thursday French fries is sliced brisket that is drizzled with barbeBefore checking out, ask for a slice of Ghia’s award11 a.m.-1:30 a.m., Friday-Saturday cue sauce. Big Chief also offers a range of burgers and winning cheesecake. www.bigchiefstl.com pizzas, plus a “Little Indians” menu with kids’ meals “You gotta try the cheesecake,” Mulholland said. “It’s priced at $4.95. my mother’s recipe.”

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We perform Back-to-School Exams

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Players that make the squads will play in Tokyo Japan and Sydney, Australia in July of 2013

at Paul Schrader Park

BACK-TO-SCHOOL LIST

Cleaning

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Toy ColleCTion

The City of Ballwin Police Department is seeking sealed bids for the replacement of the existing DVR/Video Surveillance system at the Ballwin Police Department building at 300 Park Drive. A complete copy of RFP 12-39 can be obtained at the front reception window of the Ballwin Police Station located at 300 Park Drive, Ballwin, MO 63011. Contact Captain George Boswell at 636-207-2367 or gboswell@ballwin.mo.us if you have questions.

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TUeS/ThUrS SPeCiaL: FREE 1 HOuR ClEAninG for new Clients (after 3 hrs.) by KeePiNG iT CLeaN. Work is guaranteed, flex sched, move-ins/outs. Res. & Comm. Bonded/insured/ screened employees. Pet-friendly. FREE estimates. Accept Visa, MC, Discover & Debit. 314-8529787. KeepingitClean.biz.

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GutteR CleaninG & RepaiR Roof debris & tree removal. Mold/ mildew abatement. Powerwash houses, decks, poolhouse, driveways. Window & Chimney Cleaning. FREE Estimates. $20 Discount if you mention this ad.available. 314-629-4252.

$1100/mo. 1211 Clarkson Ct., Ellisville. 2BR/1.5BA, 3 lvl twnhse w/easy walk to comm. pool. Part fin LL. Stainless kit appls w/nice cab space. Eat- in kit looks onto priv fenced concrete patio. Tenant BCKGRND check, security dep + 1st months rent required. Property is also For Sale for $125,000. Pets subject to owner approval. For info call Booth Real Estate Group, 314-393-5543.

Gigantic inside & Outside Church parking lot Sale: Fri & Sat, Sept. 14 & 15, 8am-3pm. New Community Church, 16801 Manchester Rd. Wildwood 63040. Clothing, furniture, appliances, toys and much more!

Davis Home Repair & Maintenance

OVERHAUL

Treetop Condo's Semi-Annual

account Coordinator work w/ Sr. Acct. Exec. on acct. opportunities. Arrange mtgs, maintain contacts, assist w/quotes. Office, MSOffice req. Productive, results & action oriented. Exp. helpful. Strict N/S office. Email resume to latinfax@aol.com or fax 636-536-9456.

Garage Sale

Home Improvement

701 Sandy Summit Manchester, MO 63021

Did You Know That

Computer 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.

Broken Computer? Networking•Wireless•DSL•Viruses Spyware•Spam Control•Email•Repairs

Microsoft and Dell Certified

15 yrs. exp. w/home computer users

Affordable • Proud member of AngiesList.com

Call Steve 314-965-5066

Community-wide

Sat., Sept. 15 • 8am-4pm

For Rent 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 www.vrbo.com /127089 or /148365. For Additional info, Call 314-922-8344.

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

Serving St. louis & St. charles co

Glass

www.stlpcguy.com

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.

On Site COMPUTER SERVICES REPAIR • CONSULTING • TUTORING Every Day 8am - 9pm No Trip Charge Diagnostics typically less than 30 min.

Many Technology related tasks Eric 314.413.1730 steinmetztechnologic.com

For Sale 100% grass fed beef from Miller Ridge. Sides & wholes are available. Antibiotic-free, Hormonefree, GMO-free and Additive-free. St. Louis delivery. See our site at: www.millerridgefarm.com or call 816-619-2101 to order.

HillTOP VillaGE’S

Fall Subdivision

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

GARAGE SALE Multiple Homes

Saturday, Sept. 15 • 7am–1pm

Take Hwy. 44 to Eureka Exit, North on Hwy. 109, Left on 5th St., Right at Meramec Blvd. (light - Shops at Hilltop)

Sponsored by Rhonda Brackett

Keller Williams Realty Southwest

Flooring

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

(314) 892-1003

Highlands At Hickory Sound Community-wide GaraGe Sale

7am-Noon • Sat., Sept. 8

WOOD FLOOR REFINISHING : Add instant equity to your home. Professional Floors of St. Louis 31 year old fully insured company serving entire metro community. Sanding, re f i n i s h i n g, re p a i r s, n e w installation, most manufacturers available. Free estimates 314843-4348, profloorstl.com.

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

Hauling Skips Hauling & Demolition! Serving the Bi-State Area including St. Charles County. Appliances, furniture, debris, construction, rubble, yard waste, excavating & demolition! 10, 15 and 20 cubic yard rolloff dumpsters. All type clean-outs & hauling! Affordable, dependable and available! No conditions! 20 yrs. service. Toll Free 1-888-STL-JUNK (888-7855865) or 314-644-1948.

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Total Bathroom Remodeling Cabinetry•Plumbing•Electrical 20 Years Experience All Around Construction LLC - All interior and exterior remodeling and repairs. Historic restoration, molding duplication. Finished basements, kitchens, baths and decks. Liability, workmens comp, and EPA certified in lead removal. 18 years exp. Call 314-393-1102 or 636-237-3246.

www.webuydiamondsstl.com by appointment only Diamond & Jewelry Brokers, Inc.

We BUY

GOLD • DIAMONDS Immediate Payment

473 Lafayette Center • Manchester

Locally owned & operated

Your Yard Get Hit Hard by

Full Service Lawn Maintenance & Tree Care Company

636-265-7007 314-482-3707

All Around Lawn Maintenance Programs

Landscaping/Lawn Service

Mowing•Fertilizing & MORE!

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

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

ONLy $20/half hr. for Ages 6 & up

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

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CLEAN-UP! Trim Bushes • Mulch • Sodding Retaining Walls • Patio Pavers

314-365-7524

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PIANO LESSONS: Masters Degree in Composition w/ Piano major, 5 yrs. in Europe, 30 yrs. teaching experience - all ages. Taught music theory and piano at college level. Manchester & Strecker. Call Arthur at 636-458-0095. PIANO LESSONS. Experienced piano teacher now accepting new students. All ages accepted, you're never too old to enjoy learning music! Lessons given in my Creve Coeur home. References available. Call Sofia at 314750-4094.

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Serving West County Since 1989

Piano Lessons

Call Ron 636-299-3904

Handyman

314.941.1851

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

Call 314-426-8833

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

We offer Aeration Pkgs.

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Reliable Home Repair

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

#1 In Quality, Service & Reliability Est. 1995 for a Free Estimate

HEAT? DROUGHT?

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

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Spring Cleanup • Mowing • Dethatching Mulching • Sodding • Fertilizing • Spraying Weeding Pruning • Trimming • Planting Brush Removal • Edging • Retaining Walls Paver Patios & Draining Work

Jewelry

314.378.9064

Mulch & Decorative Rock Specialize in 1-Time Clean-ups

Complete Lawn Maintenence for Commercial & Residential

314-322-2705

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No Tools? No Time? No Problem.

1311 Holgate Dr. • Ballwin 63021

Pool, ping-pong table w/equipment - $135. Two antique upholstered chairs + bdrm. chair - Make Offer. Two seat upholstered/wood sofa - $60. Brass full bed - $50. Black wrought iron/ wood full bed - $50. Lamps, pics, electronic equipment in St. Peters. Call 636-970-1143.

Painting, Carpentry, Interior & Exterior Door Installation Plumbing, Bathroom Remodel, Handyman Services No Job Too Small References Available Call Waid (314) 277-7891

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Painting Riverside Painting - Residential Interior/ Exterior Painting Insured. Senior discount! We just keep rolling it on! Call Ken 636-391-1746

Karen's Painting Looking for a job done right the first time? On time? Neat & organized? Someone who respects your home like her own? Interior & exterior painting. Free estimates. Discounts on empty properties. Call KAREN 636-352-0129.

DAN VOLLMER PAINTER

AdvAntAge PAinting & PowerwAshing

I AM INCORPORATED INC.

INTERIOR SPECIAL 2012 (12'x12' Walls 3 Room Minimum)

FREE ESTIMATES: CALL DAN

Mold Removal • Wallpaper Stripping Top Quality Work • FREE Estimates

HUFFMAN CONTRACTING LLCCommercial/Residential repaint. Excellent References, Reliable, Free estimates. Best Value! 22 years in St. Louis. Insured. Make It A Great Paint Job! Call Ed @ 314-828-8791. huffmancontractingllc.com.

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Gary smith

Painting & RePaiR

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

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

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Plumbing ANYTHING IN PLUMBING - Good Prices! Basement bathrooms, small repairs & code violations repaired. Fast Service. Call or text anytime: 314-409-5051.

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

Snow Removal

636-230-0185

Interior & Exterior Painting

$75 Per Average Room Size FOR 35 YEARS Exterior Painting

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16114 Port of Nantucket Wildwood $225,000 Meticulously maintained ranch in Rockwood schools! Open floor plan, across from subdivision pool and tennis courts!

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260 Treasure Cove Ballwin - $167,000 Updated 1800 sq.ft. on half acre in Ballwin! Updated kit, lg fenced bkyd, 4 season rm w/ vaulted ceiling & own heating & cooling!

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274 Glandore Dr. Ballwin - $233,000 Fabulous ranch with outstanding updates and open floor plan! Granite counters, stainless appl., gorgeous landscaping and much more!

929 Napoli Dr. Ballwin - $165,000 Updated ranch with new kitchen cabs, counters, tile flooring, and appliances! Finished LL, large maintenance free deck overlooking huge backyard!

Big enough to provide excellent service... Small enough to care!

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Call today for your Financing Needs: Wendy Wallach Cell: (314) 374-0737 • Wendy.Wallach@wellsfargo.com

Quality agents wanted! Due to a growing business and increased market activity, we are seeking motivated agents that would like to be a part of our team. Please call our office or email, kay@sellingstlouis.com. All inquiries will be kept confidential.


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17291 Courtyard Mill Ln. Chesterfield • $2,250,000 Custom Built 1.5 Story, Pool, Refrigerated Wine Cellar, $200,000 Finished Lower Level, Cul De Sac

690 Eatherton Rd. Wildwood • $1,299,000

Exceptional Custom 1.5 Story on 14 Private Acres. Finished Walkout LL w/ Fireplace, Wet Bar, Game & Exercise Areas. 2 Decks & Patio. Ideal for Pool.

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291 Meadowbrook Country Club Way Ballwin • $950,000 Elegant Ranch Villa, Backs To Lake, Plantation Shutters, 3 Fireplaces, Luxury Finished W/o LL, 3rd bedrooom, Mini Kitchen NEW

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Elegant Ranch Villa, Like New Condition, 1st Floor Master Suite, 2nd Master Suite In Finished Walkout LL. LL Office, Rec Room, Kitchen. Gourmet Kitchen, 3 Car Garage. Private, Gated Community!

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13525 Pine Wood Trail St. Louis • $825,000

Exceptional 1.5 Story, Fantastic View, Spacious Master Suite, Walkout Lower Level, Theater, Recreation Room NEW

715 Stonebluff Ct. Chesterfield • $725,000

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12725 Clayton Rd. Town & Country • $699,000 One of a Kind 1.5 Story, Newer Kitchen, Large Master Suite, Hearth Room, 4 Car Garage, Abundant Charm & Character! `1 2/3 Acres.

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1307 Riverdale Circle Chesterfield • $498,500

2 Story Brick Front Elevation, 4 Fireplaces, Hearth Room, Finished W/o LL, Apartment/In-Law Quarters, Oversized Deck w/Privacy. NEW

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16634 Dresser Hill Dr. Wildwood • $435,000

Atrium Like Ranch, Finished Lower Level, Open Floor Plan, Four Bedrooms, Wine Room, Two Fireplaces, Privacy & Fantastic View!

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11 Ridgecreek Road Town & Country • $825,000 1.5 Story Brick Home, Gorgeous Setting, In Ground Pool, Walkout Finished Lower Level

2510 Johnson Place Ballwin • $440,000

Great Location! Updated 2 Story, Backs to Common Ground, Hardwood Floors 1st Level, Finished Lower Level, Second Floor Loft, Privacy!

New Homes Div

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680 MOREL COURT ST ALBANS Exceptional 1.5 sty w/impressive 2sty GR w/wall of windows & FP. Spacious kitchen w/wood flrs. $829,900

452 EATHERTON VALLEY ROAD WILDWOOD Exceptional 1.5sty on 3 parklike acres w/in-ground pool & pool house! Oversized 4 c gar. $799,000

16481 WILSON FARM DRIVE CHESTERFIELD Incredible 1.5 sty, quiet culde-sac backing to trees. Beautifully appointed thru out. 2sty entry. $649,900

2734 WYNNCREST MANOR DR WILDWOOD Spacious 2 story with over 5100 square feet of living space! 4BR, 4.5ba + loft, fin lower level. $630,000

17701 GREYSTONE TERRACE DR WILDWOOD Beautiful 2sty, 4+BR, 4.5ba with a W/O fin LL. Wonderful kitchen with granite opens to a sunrm. $589,900

1051 NOONING TREE CHESTERFIELD Exceptional open floor plan 2 story. Cook's delight of a gourmet kitchen. 9 ft ceilings on main. $544,900

17742 HORNBEAN DRIVE WILDWOOD 1.5sty, 4BR, 4.5 bath with finished W/O LL, wooded lot, 2sty great rm, spacious main floor mstr suite. $537,500

1424 JENWICK COURT CHESTERFIELD Spacious great rm ranch with 4BR, 3.5 baths. Beautiful Brazilian cherry floors. Vaulted ceilings. $450,000

432 THUNDERHEAD CANYON DR WILDWOOD Fabulous wooded sitting on this ranch home with 3BR, 3 full baths, finished W/O LL, updated kit. $349,900

15 OAK FOREST LANE EUREKA 3BR sprawling ranch on 10 ac. Spacious mstr BR w/updated bath and walk-in closet. Kitch w/granite. $279,900

14446 EDDINGTON CHESTERFIELD Well cared for 4BR ranch in Green Trails on cul-de-sac lot backing to common ground! Walk-out. $225,000

1012 MACKINAC DRIVE ST LOUIS CO Immaculant ranch w/many updates to include newer roof, kitchen, carpet, paint. 3BR, 2ba, FP. $164,900

481 BRIARWYCK DR (BALLWIN) 2 sty with 4BR, center island w/breakfast bar, wood flrs in DR, FR and kitch. $279,900 506 STODDARDS MILL DR (BALLWIN) Stately traditional 2 sty home in desirable Danbury subdivision. $199,900 250 E SKYLINE DR (BALLWIN) Lovely updated ranch sits on a wonderful level fenced yard. Vinyl siding. $164,900 457 BALLWOOD (BALLWIN) 3BR movein ready ranch. Cul-de-sac lot backs to trees. Finished W/O LL. $152,500 17707 HORSE CREEK CT (CHESTERFIELD) Stunning Plantation style traditional. Lovely priv lot. $875,000 17674 LASIANDRA DR (CHESTERFIELD) One of a kind in Wildhorse Subd. 5BR, 5ba on 1 acre of flat ground. $675,000 16850 KEHRSDALE DR (CHESTERFIELD) Wonderful setting backing to dense trees. Private inground baker pool. $615,000 13517 CEDAR BRIDGE RD (CHESTERFIELD) 1.5 sty w/formal dining & living rms. Gorgeous 2 sty great rm. $599,000 14304 SPYGLASS RIDGE (CHESTERFIELD) Price reduction! Beautiful home in gated subdivision. $495,000 680 SPYGLASS SUMMIT DR (CHESTERFIELD) Stunning 4BR villa in prime location. Lrg kit w/granite, wood flrs. $449,000 1506 TIMBER POINT CT (CHESTERFIELD) Spacious ranch w/lovely lot backing to trees. Vaulted great rm w/FP. $389,500 1716 CLAYMONT ESTATES DR (CHESTERFIELD) Unique 2 story w/3 season rm, 4+ BR, 2.5ba, .5 acre yard. $339,900 15234 GOLDEN RAIN (CHESTERFIELD) One floor living in Meadowbrook farm. 4+BR/3ba, fin LL. Lrg flat yard. $282,000 2654 VALLEY RD (CLARKSON VALLEY) Beautifully renovated 102 yr old schoolhouse on a 2.2 acre oasis. $1,399,000 1812 KEHRSWOOD DR (CLARKSON VALLEY) Beautiful 5BR ranch on 1 ac lot backing to mature trees. $499,900 1579 TERRA VISTA (CREVE COEUR) Attached villa waiting for you to complete. Upgraded fixtures, wood flrs. $320,000

1777 WISHINGWELL (CEVE COEUR) Great ranch with pizzazz. Updated custom kitchen w/quartz counters. $216,500 2 BARBARY (CREVE COEUR) Sweeping lawn frames 3BR brick ranch. Beautiful updated kitchen w/cherry cabs. $172,000 2325 CRIMSON VIEW CT (ELLISVILLE) Sharp 2sty home with 4BR, 3.5ba, 3 car garage. Updated throughout. $369,900 2274 DOWNEY TERRACE DR (ELLISVILLE) Great 2 sty home. 4BR, 2.5ba, 2car garage. Kit w/center island.$289,900 17305 HIDDEN VALLEY DR (EUREKA) Beautiful 4.25 acres. Build your dream home in Hidden Valley Forest. $129,700 16566 VICTORIA CROSSING DR (GROVER) Great Wildwood location! Spotless condo, loaded w/updates. $105,000 200 SAINT ANDREWS DR (SAINT ALBANS) Nothing like this custom ranch! 3+ gorgeous acres. $1,150,000 115 CLUB CREEK CT (ST ALBANS) Stunning 1.5 story in prestigius St Albans. Overlooks 10th fairway! $900,000 694 ST ALBANS SPRING RD (ST ALBANS) Stunning 1.5 sty on beautiful level lot. Finished W/O LL. $775,000 165 VALLEY VUE CIRCLE (ST ALBANS) Beautiful 3BR ranch. 42 cherry cabinets, granite counters, stainless appls. $449,900 929 KIEFER RIDGE DRIVE (ST LOUIS CO) Fabulous split BR ranch, fabulous views. Gorgeous fin W/O LL. $550,000 1557 DIETRICH PLACE CT (ST LOUIS CO) Gorgeous ranch villa. Beautiful views. Vaulted, open floor plan. $389,900 1115 HIGHLAND POINTE DR (TOWN & COUNTRY) Exceptional 1.5 sty w/pool, 5Br, 8ba, 4 car garage. $1,799,999 12960 THORNHILL DR (TOWN & COUNTRY) Stunning custom designed & cust built 1.5 sty. 5BR/4.5+ba. $1,650,000 1823 TOPPING ROAD (TOWN & COUNTRY) Spectacular 5BR,6.5ba 1.5sty, gorgeous park-like lot,in-grnd pool. $1,149,900 14108 NORTHMILL CT (TOWN & COUNTRY) Architects dream! Beautiful mahogany floors, open kitchen. $679,900

14266 CEDAR SPRINGS DR (TOWN & COUNTRY) 5BR/2 on first flr! Charming open floor plan w/2-story foyer. $375,000 1364 S MASON (TOWN & COUNTRY) Rare piece of heaven opposite Queeny Park waiting for your design. $345,000 18105 DAWNS TRAIL (WILDWOOD) Stunning 1.5 sty on 3 acres! 5BR/4.5ba. 6600+ sq ft of living space. $963,000 2334 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5 sty on 7 parklike acres. Gorgeous inground pool. $775,000 711 WYCLIFFE PLACE CT (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5 sty on quiet cul-de-sac backing to trees. 4BR, 4.5ba. $675,000 1440 HAARMAN OAK DR (WILDWOOD) Incredible atrium 5BR ranch, circle drive, screened porch, landscaped. $665,000 17254 ORRVILLE RD (WILDWOOD) Custom 1.5sty on 6+ acre gorgeous lot, 2sty entry & great rm. $599,900 2343 BROOKHOLLOW LN (WILDWOOD) Gracious custom 1.5 sty on 3.42 acre lot, 2 sty great rm, gourmet kitchen. $599,900 3732 ALLENTON RD (WILDWOOD) Updated all brick home on 4.54 acre lot! Kit with newer cab, granite. $449,900 33 THORNHILL DR (WILDWOOD) Beautiful 10+ wooded ac just north Hwy 44 off Hwy 109. $449,000 1356 WESTHAMPTON WOODS CT (WILDWOOD) Wonderful 1.5 sty on lovely level lot. Beautiful wood flrs. $399,900 16281 LONE CABIN DR (WILDWOOD) 2 story, 4BR, 2.5ba on half acre level lot. Center island w/breakfast bar. $349,900 1505 ENGLEBROOK DR (WILDWOOD) Really nice 2sty, 4BR/3.5ba, wood floors, family room. $329,750 1708 SHEPARD RD (WILDWOOD) Beautiful building site for your own plans. Gorgeous 4.6 acre lot! $299,000 429 BEACON POINT LN (WILDWOOD) Great price on 2 sty home w/4BR, 2.5ba. 3 car gar, family rm w/FP. $274,900 123 IMPERIAL CROWN WAY #J (WILDWOOD) Sharp 2BR, 2ba condo w/carport. Laundry room in unit. $99,900

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