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DENNIS PRAGER<br />

Note to the Left: Four Years Ago,<br />

Conservatives Were Just as Depressed<br />

Here’s a news flash for Democrats and<br />

other Americans on the left: Four years ago,<br />

when Barack Obama was re-elected president,<br />

conservatives were just as depressed<br />

as you are now that Hillary Clinton lost<br />

and Donald Trump won.<br />

I describe this as news because this<br />

undoubtedly surprises many of you. You<br />

probably never gave a moment’s thought<br />

to how depressed conservatives were in<br />

2012. [Why would you? Unlike you, we<br />

shun hysteria.] But believe me – we were.<br />

Many of us believed that President<br />

Obama was doing great damage to America.<br />

Now we are convinced that he did more<br />

damage to America domestically, to America’s<br />

position the world and to the world<br />

at large than any other two-term president.<br />

He left office with racial tensions – many<br />

of which he exacerbated – greater than<br />

at any time since the civil rights era half<br />

a century ago. He left the world’s worst<br />

regimes – Iran, China, Russia, North Korea<br />

and radical Islamist terror groups – stronger<br />

and more aggressive than before he<br />

became president. Economic growth never<br />

rose above 3 percent, a first for a two-term<br />

president. He nearly doubled the national<br />

debt and had little to nothing to show for<br />

it. Obamacare hurt more people financially<br />

than it helped medically, including physicians.<br />

More people than ever are on government<br />

aid. The list is far longer than this.<br />

Moreover, just like most Democrats in<br />

2016, most Republicans in 2012 expected<br />

to win. The depression among conservatives<br />

was palpable. To cite only my own<br />

experience, I turned the television off on<br />

election night. It was too painful to watch.<br />

Instead, I played hearts on the computer<br />

and listened to Strauss’s “Death and Transfiguration”<br />

to lighten the mood.<br />

But why does the level of conservative<br />

despair four years ago come as a surprise<br />

to Americans on the left?<br />

First, unlike much of the left, most<br />

conservatives handle despair like mature<br />

adults. Most obviously, we didn’t riot. In<br />

fact, in America, rioting – not to mention<br />

shutting down highways and airports,<br />

taking over college offices and protesting at<br />

peoples’ homes – is a monopoly of the left.<br />

Nor did we allow our conservative<br />

children to take a day off from school to<br />

demonstrate. Nor did conservative teachers<br />

preach opposition to Obama in their<br />

classrooms. Nor did we print posters with<br />

the words “Not My President.” Nor did<br />

conservative clergy declare fast days.<br />

The second reason is that we know you,<br />

but you don’t know us.<br />

You read, listen to, watch, socialize with<br />

and study under leftists. Only if you are<br />

stuck with some immediate relatives who<br />

aren’t on the left do you encounter a nonleftist<br />

[let alone a non-leftist idea]. Therefore,<br />

there is no way you would know how<br />

painful it was for conservatives during that<br />

time. While liberals feel free to express their<br />

emotions and opinions to anyone, anywhere,<br />

any time, conservatives, especially those<br />

who voted for Trump, live like Marranos.<br />

The Marranos were Jews living in Spain<br />

or Portugal during the Spanish Inquisition<br />

in the 1400s who lived like Christians but<br />

secretly practiced Judaism. That is how<br />

most Trump voters have been forced to<br />

live. They live like most people and hide<br />

their identity as Trump voters, lest they<br />

lose their job, their business, their relatives,<br />

their friends and/or their good name.<br />

A gay professor writing in The Wall<br />

Street Journal recently echoed this analogy<br />

when he likened being in the closet<br />

as a Trump voter to being in the closet<br />

as a gay man when he was younger. He<br />

said: “I began having gay relationships at<br />

25 but remained closeted. I hated lying to<br />

people, but in the 1980s and ‘90s I feared<br />

that coming out would estrange me from<br />

family and damage my career. Similarly, I<br />

now find creative ways to avoid answering<br />

whether I voted for Donald Trump.<br />

This may be hard for some to believe, but<br />

watching protesters today call Trump supporters<br />

racists and bigots has been nearly<br />

as distressing as being told to ‘die in hell,<br />

[vulgarity]’ 30 years ago.”<br />

Finally, leftists lack self-awareness.<br />

They think they are the apotheosis of tolerance<br />

when in fact they are far less tolerant<br />

than most conservatives. They think they<br />

embody kindheartedness when in fact the<br />

further left you go, the greater the meanness.<br />

And they think they suffer uniquely<br />

when they lose a national election.<br />

Leftists’ pain is not one whit greater than<br />

that of conservatives four years ago. But<br />

many of them can’t handle pain nearly as<br />

well. If they could, they’d be grown-ups<br />

and no longer on the left.<br />

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letters are printed below. Since a permanent<br />

replacement for Sowell has not been<br />

selected yet, the editorial staff hopes that<br />

our readers will continue to share their<br />

thoughts on the columnists we present.<br />

Regarding Michelle Malkin<br />

To the Editor:<br />

Liked your choice of Michelle Malkin<br />

to replace Sowell. She, like our president,<br />

isn’t afraid to tell it like it is. She will be a<br />

good alternative to the fake St. Louis Post<br />

Dispatch news and editorials.<br />

Dan Marsh Sr.<br />

• • •<br />

To the Editor:<br />

Hooray for Michelle Malkin! Her insight<br />

into the situation in our great land of America<br />

concerning immigration is precise and<br />

accurate. I am grateful for her.<br />

She’s a keeper. I hope I will be able to<br />

read a column by her every week. She’s<br />

got her head on straight.<br />

Thank you so much. Good job, <strong>Mid</strong><br />

<strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong>.<br />

Barbara S. O’Connor<br />

• • •<br />

To the Editor,<br />

I just received the <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong><br />

and was very disappointed to read<br />

the editorial by Michelle Malkin, someone<br />

who, I am guessing, doesn’t even know a<br />

Muslim, but for some reason has to voice<br />

her opinion.<br />

In this very divided country of opinions,<br />

I do not think it is prudent for a newspaper<br />

to run such an editorial, further dividing<br />

the members of our society.<br />

As a 70-year-old white female, I have had<br />

the opportunity and privilege of knowing<br />

people from many countries, races, sexual<br />

persuasions, religions and ethnicities.<br />

Does Ms. Malkin even know that St.<br />

Louis is home to the largest Bosnian<br />

population in the country, half of whom<br />

are Muslim? Does she know that only half<br />

of Muslin women in the U.S. wear hijabs,<br />

which is a personal preference and not a<br />

religious requirement?<br />

I sincerely hope you will print editorials<br />

that are less inflammatory and more inclusive<br />

of the views of your readers.<br />

Paddy Scott<br />

• • •<br />

To the Editor:<br />

This week’s replacement for Thomas<br />

Sowell [Michelle Malkin, <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong><br />

<strong>Newsmagazine</strong>, Feb. 4] does not measure<br />

up to his standards. I hope [this replacement]<br />

is not permanent.<br />

I am accustomed to the thoughtful and<br />

insightful observations of Sowell. The<br />

divisive rhetoric of talk show hosts is<br />

demeaning and sub-par in any medium. If<br />

a more creditable columnist is unavailable,<br />

just leave the page blank.<br />

Gene Culver<br />

• • •<br />

I was very disappointed when I read<br />

that Thomas Sowell would not be doing<br />

his editorial in your magazine anymore. I<br />

wondered what direction that you would<br />

go in to fill his important position. You hit<br />

a home run with Michelle Malkin.<br />

Thank you and I hope that she will be a<br />

mainstay for your publication.<br />

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Walmart Stores Inc. has submitted an<br />

application to Dardenne Prairie seeking<br />

zoning changes that would allow them to<br />

build a new grocery store after pulling out<br />

on plans for a similar store last July. The<br />

new Walmart Neighborhood Market grocery<br />

would be at the northwest corner of<br />

Bryan and Feise roads.<br />

Public hearings are planned on March 8<br />

before the city’s planning and zoning commission<br />

and on March 15 before the city’s<br />

Board of Aldermen. The hearings will be<br />

held at 7 p.m. at city hall, 2032 Hanley<br />

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on March 15.<br />

The application seeks a change from the<br />

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The proposed development involves 6.25<br />

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the Cora Bopp Family Limited Partnership.<br />

The new applications surprised Mayor<br />

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46,000-square-foot grocery store and gas<br />

station on the 15.79-acre property.<br />

“I think they reduced the footprint of their<br />

store by 4,000 to 5,000 square feet,” said<br />

Zucker on Feb. 16. “They have fewer parking<br />

spaces and more landscaping.”<br />

The store is smaller than Walmart Supercenters<br />

and competing supermarkets. The<br />

Neighborhood Market would be the third<br />

recently opened in St. Charles County. The<br />

new store also will provide the city more<br />

sales tax revenue – as much as $300,000<br />

annually, according to a city consultant.<br />

Meanwhile, Zucker said also that he<br />

expects a new development plan for the<br />

Bopp property.<br />

“That area plan will more likely than not<br />

feature less commercial and more residential,”<br />

Zucker said. “I haven’t seen it and<br />

don’t know when I will see it but I think<br />

they recognize that the original concept<br />

with over 770,000 square feet [of commercial<br />

development] – that’s not happening.”<br />

O’FALLON<br />

City Council listens to<br />

funding ideas for road projects<br />

During its Feb. 9 council workshop, the<br />

O’Fallon City Council listened to why it<br />

should approve using special obligation<br />

bonds to cover $8 million in expenses<br />

related to issuing road bonds through 2020.<br />

Last year, the St. Charles County Road<br />

Board awarded O’Fallon five new grants<br />

for road projects:<br />

• West Elm Street Extension [west of Main<br />

Street]<br />

• Paul Renaud Boulevard Extension [east<br />

through Wentzville School District rightof-way<br />

to Sommers]<br />

• Hoff Road Widening [railroad track to<br />

Liberty Industrial Drive]<br />

• I-70 South Outer Road [Woodlawn to<br />

Hwy. K]<br />

• I-64 Outer Road Study [Hwy. DD to<br />

Route 364]<br />

Public Works Director Steve Bender<br />

said this would allow the city to finish<br />

more than $8 million worth of work by<br />

only investing $2.8 million. To cover the<br />

matching funds, Bender recommended the<br />

council approve a special obligation bond.<br />

This special obligation would be a notax-increase<br />

bond, and would allow the<br />

cost of issuing the bonds to be rolled into<br />

other bonds prepared this year.<br />

Councilmember John Haman Jr. [Ward<br />

3] questioned including the I-64 Outer<br />

Road Study.<br />

“In the past, when developments come<br />

in, they put in the improvements to benefit<br />

themselves. It looks like we’re planning<br />

the opposite; we’re gonna put the benefit<br />

in before they ever show up,” Haman said.<br />

“To me, it seems very premature when the<br />

landowner has no interest in doing anything<br />

with it right now or in the near future<br />

that we know of.”<br />

City Council reviews<br />

stormwater projects<br />

During an O’Fallon City Council workshop<br />

Feb. 9, Ben Von Harz, stormwater<br />

project manager, gave the council a brief<br />

overview of completed 2015 and 2016<br />

capital improvement projects and a list of<br />

those approved for funding in 20<strong>17</strong>.<br />

Von Harz said that citizens often say<br />

stormwater runoff issues are the city’s<br />

problems, but problems happen when<br />

developers or homeowners create improper<br />

grading, make landscape changes, add a<br />

pool or a shed or even a downspout.<br />

Lately, he said, there has been an increase<br />

in creek bank destabilization traced back<br />

to homeowners. A homeowner blows dead<br />

leaves, throws brush and dumps grass clippings<br />

from his yard to the creek bank, killing<br />

off the vegetation that lines the creek<br />

along his yard, which then contributes to<br />

the bank’s erosion.<br />

This year, city staff reviewed statements<br />

of qualification from nine engineering<br />

firms to design five projects in 20<strong>17</strong>. Staff<br />

members selected HR Green and TWM to<br />

provide design services. The projects are:<br />

• Peruque Creek Lift Station #2 – creek<br />

bank stabilization<br />

• Christina Marie – creek bank stabilization<br />

• Bramblett/Springhill – business floods<br />

during heavy rain<br />

• Boyer Street – homes flood during heavy<br />

rain<br />

• Dorchester – piping, grading and bank<br />

stabilization<br />

The five projects designed this year will<br />

move into construction in 2018 while five<br />

more projects will be designed in 2018 for<br />

construction in 2019:<br />

• Winghaven/Hawk Run – basements flood<br />

during heavy rain<br />

• Sundance Drive – yards not draining properly,<br />

then flooding<br />

• Carriage Hills – yards not draining properly,<br />

then flooding<br />

• Tahoe Court - yards not draining properly,<br />

then flooding<br />

• Ashford Place - small bank stabilization<br />

Expense-wise, the expected costs were<br />

$1.1 million for 2016, $2.7 million this year,<br />

$621,500 next year, $447,500 in 2019 and<br />

$21,000 in 2020 for a total of $4.9 million.<br />

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A late evening fire burned most of the<br />

main structure at the 55-year-old Bogey<br />

Hills Country Club in St. Charles on Feb.<br />

16. While firefighters were able to rescue<br />

some members’ personal items from the<br />

club’s basement level, the building itself is<br />

a total loss.<br />

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Firefighters from multiple districts battled this blaze at Bogey Hills Country Club, Feb. 16-<strong>17</strong>.<br />

Firefighters from Central County Fire<br />

& Rescue, Cottleville, O’Fallon and St.<br />

Charles fire protection districts responded<br />

to the blaze, which was reported just<br />

before midnight.<br />

Central County Assistant Chief Gary<br />

Donovan said the fire likely started at the<br />

rear of the structure but the exact cause<br />

was still under investigation on Feb. <strong>17</strong>.<br />

The fire quickly grew to three alarms.<br />

Donovan said the age of the building<br />

played a major role in the incident. The<br />

building dates back to 1926, when construction<br />

favored lots of timber and heavy,<br />

wooden beams for support.<br />

Angel Walters Likens, the club’s general<br />

manager, said several upcoming weddings<br />

were scheduled and she is working<br />

with the affected couples to make other<br />

arrangements. She posted publicly to<br />

Facebook early on Feb. <strong>17</strong>, “I am crushed<br />

but know that God will lead me. Thank<br />

you to everyone for all your support.”<br />

The Walters Family has owned the club<br />

since 1962.<br />

Building code updates draw<br />

ire of councilmembers<br />

A normally routine matter of approving<br />

an update of the international building<br />

codes that regulate construction in the<br />

county drew the ire of St. Charles County<br />

councilmembers who said changes may be<br />

costly to residents.<br />

Councilmembers Joe Cronin [District<br />

1], Joe Brazil [District 2] and Mike<br />

Klinghammer [District 6] voted against a<br />

bill amending the county building codes<br />

to bring them up to date with the 2015<br />

international building codes. Councilmember<br />

Mike Elam [District 3] voted for it.<br />

Councilmember Dave Hammond [District<br />

5], Terry Hollander [District 5] and John<br />

White [District 7] were absent. Elam, who<br />

is also chairman of the council, scheduled a<br />

council work session on Feb. 27 to discuss<br />

questions and issues that councilmembers<br />

have with the amended code.<br />

County Executive Steve Ehlmann and<br />

Jennifer George, the county’s assistant<br />

director of administration, said staff would<br />

be willing to work closely with the council<br />

to answer questions.<br />

Ehlmann said that a recent newspaper<br />

article noted that building code changes<br />

under review in St. Louis County are similar<br />

to ones in the county ordinance. “The<br />

criticism over there is that it’s too lenient,<br />

the criticism here is that it’s too tough.”<br />

Ehlmann said.<br />

Work may begin in March<br />

on county’s newest park<br />

The design is done and construction may<br />

begin soon on St. Charles County’s newest<br />

park after the award of a construction contract<br />

on Feb. 13.<br />

The County Council approved a $6.82<br />

million contract to C. Rallo Contracting<br />

Co., Inc. for development of the 120-acre<br />

park property, bordered by Pitman Hill and<br />

Kisker roads, that the county bought for $6<br />

million in 2014. Plans call for the county<br />

to intensively develop about 90 acres of<br />

what was formerly known as the Sammelmann<br />

Farm and Homestead.<br />

Construction could begin in March.<br />

The park is expected to be ready to open<br />

in early 2018, said Parks and Recreation<br />

Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer.<br />

The work will include an off-leash dog<br />

park, two lakes, a large, inclusive playground,<br />

walking and biking trails, three<br />

rentable shelters, a fishing dock, multiple<br />

walking trails that cross streams and a walk<br />

that extends across the bridge. A walking<br />

and bicycle trail near Pitman Hill Road<br />

will cross Baltic Creek.<br />

The property, because of its rolling terrain<br />

that required extensive earth-moving,<br />

floodway areas and underground pipelines,<br />

presented design challenges. The idea was<br />

to stay within $9 million for park development,<br />

Yahn-Kramer said. She said the<br />

county is pleased that the construction bid<br />

came in at $6.92 million.<br />

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Could apartments be coming?<br />

TriStar Companies to purchase land from Meadows at Lake Saint Louis<br />

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By BRIAN FLINCHPAUGH<br />

The owner of the Meadows at Lake Saint<br />

Louis is expected to announce a plan to<br />

develop apartments on 8 acres of property<br />

at the shopping center.<br />

Representatives of Cohen Equities, the<br />

New York-based firm that acquired the<br />

shopping center in 2014, were at first<br />

close-mouthed about details of the proposal<br />

when they came before the city’s<br />

Board of Aldermen on Feb. 6.<br />

But on Feb. 10, the firm announced it<br />

had entered a contract with TriStar Companies<br />

to sell 8 acres on the southeast portion<br />

of the property for “an integrated residential<br />

community.” Plans may be submitted<br />

to the city in two to three weeks.<br />

Travis Burrows, director of retail asset<br />

management for Cohen Equities, told<br />

aldermen at their Feb. 6 work session that<br />

the company entered into a contract with<br />

“a very reputable local residential developer<br />

to build apartments on a portion of the<br />

Meadows site.”<br />

But he said he would not divulge the<br />

name of the developer then because of a<br />

confidentiality agreement. He said the<br />

The Meadows at Lake Saint Louis<br />

apartments would be built on several lots<br />

near a retention pond and seasonal outdoor<br />

ice skating rink.<br />

Construction cannot happen without<br />

amending zoning for the Meadows. City<br />

Administrator Paul Markworth said the site<br />

is now zoned highway commercial and the<br />

city is researching whether it should create<br />

an overlay district to allow the apartments<br />

or carve out a piece of property and zone<br />

it residential or planned unit development.<br />

Markworth and Burrows said representatives<br />

from Cohen and the developers<br />

wanted to come before aldermen to get their<br />

input before launching into the project.<br />

The open-air, 344,201-square-foot<br />

Meadows at Lake Saint Louis sits on the<br />

north side of Interstate 64 at Lake Saint<br />

Louis Boulevard. It has more than 30<br />

shops and restaurants. According to the<br />

Cohen Equities website, nearly 93,000<br />

residents live within five miles of the shopping<br />

center, and the adjacent Interstate 64<br />

corridor’s average daily traffic count is<br />

more than 46,000 vehicles.<br />

Burrows said he did not discuss specific<br />

apartment plans with the developer. However,<br />

he said the addition could include<br />

about 140 apartments. He also said that the<br />

developer suggested having less density<br />

than normal apartment complexes, taller<br />

buildings and pedestrian access to the<br />

nearby shopping center.<br />

The board looked at a brief city staff presentation<br />

with an explanation of different<br />

apartment styles that included photographs<br />

of apartments considered suburban and<br />

others considered urban, similar to a city<br />

or main street.<br />

The aldermens’ responses were generally<br />

favorable, although several had differing<br />

opinions on the type of development they<br />

favored. Alderman Gary Turner [Ward 1]<br />

favored a more urban development that<br />

may generate more foot traffic. Alderman<br />

Karen Vennard [Ward 2] said she favored<br />

the suburban style of development.<br />

Alderman Joe Pellerito [Ward 3] and<br />

Mayor Karen Schweikert said they liked<br />

the urban setting similar to what they see<br />

in downtown St. Charles on South Main<br />

Street. “What makes that so dynamic is the<br />

people walking around,” Pellerito said.<br />

They agreed that apartments may be the<br />

spark the Meadows needs. “I want to see<br />

the Meadows thrive,” Schweikert said. “I<br />

think this residential component is a great<br />

edition to the Meadows.” Turner said<br />

aldermen may have “some reservations;<br />

we all have our own opinions but want to<br />

see you guys take off.”<br />

“I want to see the Meadows thrive,” Schweikert<br />

said. “I think this residential component<br />

is a great edition to the Meadows.”<br />

Turner said aldermen may have “some<br />

reservations; we all have our own opinions<br />

but want to see you guys take off.”<br />

See MEADOWS, page 16<br />

Warfighter Advance teaches alternate ways to combat post-traumatic stress<br />

By JIM ERICKSON<br />

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens and Navy<br />

Cmdr. Mary Neal Vieten have never met,<br />

but they share a common viewpoint: The<br />

U.S. military does many things right, but<br />

when it comes to preparing its personnel<br />

for reintegration into civilian life, well, not<br />

so much.<br />

Greitens’ observations formed the basis<br />

for The Mission Continues [TMC], a St.<br />

Louis-based nonprofit created to assist<br />

servicemen and women with re-entry into<br />

civilian life. TMC’s approach is to encourage<br />

veterans to participate in community<br />

projects, serving others as a way to regain<br />

their strength and rebuild their personal<br />

relationships and sense of purpose.<br />

Vieten, a board-certified clinical psychologist,<br />

made a similar conclusion, but<br />

took a somewhat different approach. Now<br />

the executive director of a privately funded<br />

program, Warfighter Advance, whose<br />

objective is to get “war fighters” – a term<br />

she often opts to use instead of “veterans”<br />

– on a path for resuming life in an environment<br />

much different from the often traumatic<br />

and horrific one they were trained to<br />

deal with in the military.<br />

Warfighter Advance eschews the use of<br />

drugs to treat post-traumatic stress, a condition<br />

Vieten views not as a “disorder,” but<br />

a nonetheless very real and normal human<br />

reaction, and one not limited to those with<br />

a military background.<br />

Vieten, who served on active duty for<br />

10 years and had two deployments as part<br />

of her ongoing service with the Naval<br />

Reserve, was the featured speaker at a<br />

recent Lake Saint Louis workshop on healing<br />

post-traumatic stress.<br />

During the daylong session, she talked<br />

about the weeklong retreats she directs,<br />

designed for both former and active duty<br />

military personnel. The agenda focuses<br />

on confidence-building, outdoor activities<br />

and group discussion in a relaxed and<br />

positive environment. Techniques for selfmanagement<br />

of symptoms, stressors and<br />

responses are emphasized.<br />

The program has been developed in partnership<br />

with the International Society for<br />

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offered at no cost to participants. Travel<br />

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Vieten and her team have provided intervention<br />

services to more than 900 veterans<br />

since the concept was launched in 2003.<br />

The program’s approach challenges what<br />

many may accept as conventional wisdom,<br />

Dr. Mary Neal Vieten conducts a session of Warfighter Advance in Lake Saint Louis.<br />

including the TV advertising-enforced<br />

belief that there’s a pill for whatever ails<br />

you. Vieten’s concern is that drugs affecting<br />

the brain can come with their own set of<br />

issues, such as potential addiction and a host<br />

of other potentially harmful side effects.<br />

What is normal?<br />

The brain is an organ with many mysteries<br />

and unknowns still surrounding it,<br />

the Navy psychologist noted. On the other<br />

hand, the human mind is an idea, or what<br />

professionals in the field call a construct.<br />

To state with confidence whether and how<br />

the mind can be influenced positively and<br />

predictably by medicating the brain is<br />

simply not logical, she believes.<br />

Placing the term “disorder” with posttraumatic<br />

stress puts a label – one often<br />

viewed in negative terms – on something<br />

that is indeed normal. The issue is more<br />

one of defining and understanding what<br />

normal is and why normal should not be<br />

equated with comfortable.<br />

Grief, for example, is a normal human<br />

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not automatically be viewed as depression,<br />

which our society often tells us must be<br />

treated with a pill of one kind or another.<br />

Similarly, the physiological responses<br />

associated with panic attacks are the same<br />

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St. Charles County Executive Steve Ehlmann<br />

says he loves his job but an opportunity<br />

may be knocking.<br />

Ehlmann is among 31 applicants<br />

seeking to replace Missouri<br />

Supreme Court Judge<br />

Richard B. Teitelman, who<br />

passed away last year. The list<br />

also includes former state representatives,<br />

a former Missouri<br />

Republican Party Chairman<br />

and several prominent attorneys.<br />

Ehlmann<br />

An Appellate Judicial Commission,<br />

whose members are elected by the Missouri<br />

Bar Association, will interview the<br />

applicants, starting Feb. 28 at the Supreme<br />

Court Building in Jefferson City. The commission<br />

will select three nominees who<br />

will be forwarded to Gov. Eric Greitens for<br />

consideration.<br />

<strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong> asked why he<br />

applied.<br />

“Do you really have to ask that question?”<br />

Ehlmann said in interview on Feb. 8. “It’s<br />

the Missouri Supreme Court. It’s an opportunity<br />

to serve the people of the entire state,<br />

not just St. Charles County.”<br />

Ehlmann, 66, also served as a state representative,<br />

state senator and as a circuit<br />

judge in the 11th Judicial Circuit, which<br />

includes St. Charles County. He said he<br />

didn’t have aspirations to be a high court<br />

judge – until now.<br />

“I never thought about it until a Republican<br />

governor was elected and a Supreme<br />

Court judge unfortunately died,” Ehlmann<br />

said. “Rick Teitelman was a great person.”<br />

Ehlmann said he is perfectly happy with<br />

his job and may run again for county executive<br />

when his term comes up in 2018. “I<br />

find it very rewarding but I just think this<br />

in an opportunity that I wanted to throw<br />

my hat in the ring and again offer my service,”<br />

he said. “It’s a very important position<br />

to fill.”<br />

He said his experiences in all<br />

three branches of government<br />

may qualify him to be at least<br />

considered.<br />

Ehlmann was elected as<br />

county executive in 2006. He<br />

was a member of the Missouri<br />

House of Representatives from<br />

1989 to 1993 and a state senator<br />

from 1993 to 2001. He was an<br />

associate circuit judge from 2001 to 2003<br />

and circuit judge in 2003.<br />

“As a circuit judge, you’re a trial judge,”<br />

he said. “I was spending 80 percent of<br />

my time sentencing criminals; it was very<br />

depressing. By the time you sentence them<br />

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I think it served me well on the bench and<br />

I think it served me well in this job here.”<br />

Ehlmann said his applying is not a big<br />

deal unless he’s selected as a finalist. He<br />

said he had several people call him to see<br />

if he was interested in applying.<br />

“At first, I didn’t think I was,” he said.<br />

“I called five very good friends and gave<br />

them a chance to talk me out of it and none<br />

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On Feb. 9, the O’Fallon City Council,<br />

during its council workshop, heard various<br />

scenarios and chose one without a vote as<br />

the best way to spend money budgeted for<br />

the city’s concrete program this year.<br />

The city’s public works department proposed<br />

spending $3.5 million for concrete<br />

road repair plus some escrow work in the<br />

Springhurst and Countryshire subdivisions,<br />

and reserving $400,000 for incoming work<br />

orders, concrete slab and joint repair, and<br />

other miscellaneous repairs. All funds<br />

will be spent on concrete street repair, not<br />

asphalt. There will also be no sidewalk or<br />

curb work except as required by the Americans<br />

with Disabilities Act.<br />

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O’Fallon City Council chooses plan<br />

for $3.5 million in concrete work<br />

Brookhollow subdivision<br />

Tony Friedman, senior project manager,<br />

presented data to the council. Streets are<br />

divided into segments between intersections.<br />

There are four types of street repairs<br />

– low PCI segments, work order segments,<br />

plus segments and mill/fill segments.<br />

Low PCI segments are concrete segments<br />

that are rated 74 or below on the<br />

2013 O’Fallon Street Pavement Condition<br />

Index. The PCI is a numerical scale<br />

ranging from 0 [worst] to 100 [best] that<br />

indicates pavement condition, based on<br />

city-collected data. There are currently <strong>17</strong>7<br />

low PCI segments [under 70] across the<br />

city, which equals 5,200 concrete slabs.<br />

Replacing them would cost $6.<strong>22</strong> million.<br />

Work order segments are street segments<br />

that have open work orders in the city’s<br />

computer system for concrete repairs.<br />

There are 162 such streets in O’Fallon,<br />

with 1,200 slabs to replace that would cost<br />

$1.36 million. As of mid-December, open<br />

work order dates ranged from one to 641<br />

days.<br />

Plus segments are located near work<br />

order segments. Street crews found that<br />

in many instances, the work order repairs<br />

were minimal compared to adjacent slabs<br />

on the same street or in the same subdivision.<br />

Fixes to these nearby slabs prevent<br />

calls from homeowners who ask, “Why<br />

didn’t you repair the next street over while<br />

you were in our subdivision?” There are 89<br />

such streets in O’Fallon, with about 2,900<br />

slabs to be replaced that would cost $3.47<br />

million.<br />

Mill/fill segments are segments which<br />

have had partial depth asphalt repairs done<br />

on failing concrete joints. The city began<br />

this sort of repair in 2011. These segments<br />

are organized by neighborhood and would<br />

need to be replaced with new slabs. There<br />

are 58 subdivisions with some kind of<br />

mill/fill repairs, and six subdivisions have<br />

been mandated this year by the council –<br />

Annabrook, Brookhollow, Bryan Valley,<br />

Cherrywood Park, Prairie Village and<br />

Royallsprings – with a total of 3,800 slabs<br />

to be replaced. The price tag for mill/fill<br />

work in the mandated subdivisions would<br />

be $745,000 while the entire mill/fill cost<br />

would total $4.54 million.<br />

Total cost for all concrete repairs would<br />

be $15.6 million, Friedman said. He outlined<br />

six possible repair scenarios for the<br />

council, each affecting about 3,000 slabs.<br />

Scenario five would fix <strong>17</strong>2 of the Low<br />

PCI [51 percent], work order [28 percent]<br />

and mill/fill [21 percent] streets, and completely<br />

repair streets in the six mandated<br />

neighborhoods with mill/fill streets. It<br />

would raise the PCI to 65 from 26, complete<br />

120 work orders and reduce the longest<br />

open work order time to 60 days from<br />

641 days.<br />

After the presentation, almost all councilmembers<br />

and Mayor Bill Hennessy<br />

chose scenario five, but with some tweaking.<br />

They requested the department lower<br />

the PCI percentage and raise that of the<br />

work order segments to reduce the work<br />

order backlog for city staff.<br />

The council wanted to make sure public<br />

works will take advantage of the concrete<br />

formula approved by the pavement consortium<br />

O’Fallon leads. City Engineer Wade<br />

Montgomery assured the council that they<br />

will use the approved formula.<br />

Friedman requested some extra lead<br />

time, weather permitting, for street crews<br />

to mark the segments in the six mandated<br />

neighborhoods to replace slabs and to mark<br />

the work order streets in advance of the<br />

city’s contractor starting work on March 1.<br />

The council approved.<br />

Transmap has re-rated all of the city’s<br />

street within the last two weeks and the<br />

new PCI values will be available in April,<br />

Friedman said. Councilmember Jon Haman<br />

Jr. [Ward 3] strongly urged the council to<br />

have Transmap return every two or three<br />

years to rate the city’s streets.


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Centennial Greenway to link St. Charles, St. Louis counties<br />

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BY BRIAN FLINCHPAUGH<br />

The public recently got a look at plans<br />

for two new bicycle and pedestrian bridges<br />

that will allow thousands of trail users<br />

to cross busy highways safely and add<br />

another link to a greenway connecting St.<br />

Louis and St. Charles counties.<br />

The standing-room-only open house at<br />

the St. Charles County Heritage Museum<br />

on Feb. 9 included details about the soonto-be-built<br />

bicycle and pedestrian bridges<br />

over Route 364 and Hwy. 94 in the city of<br />

St. Charles.<br />

The bridges are another phase of extending<br />

the Centennial Greenway, which will<br />

connect Heritage Park and the Katy Trail<br />

State Park to thousands of residents in St.<br />

Charles County. The complete Centennial<br />

Greenway eventually may stretch from<br />

central St. Charles County through western<br />

St. Louis County, east to Forest Park<br />

in St. Louis.<br />

Construction could begin in March on a<br />

one-mile extension of the existing 2.2-mile<br />

Centennial Greenway in the county, beginning<br />

just east of the Heritage Museum. It’s<br />

expected to be finished in 2018. The paved<br />

greenway extension will stretch north and<br />

cross both Route 364 and Hwy. 94 where<br />

it will connect with Old Hwy. 94 near<br />

Muegge Road.<br />

The new route will provide connections<br />

to Laurel, Schaefer and Wapelhorst parks;<br />

the McClay Branch of the St. Charles City-<br />

County Library; Francis Howell North<br />

High and Henderson Elementary – all less<br />

than two miles from the bridges.<br />

The Centennial Greenway is one of 16<br />

greenway areas being developed by Great<br />

<strong>Rivers</strong> Greenway, the public parks district<br />

formed to create an interconnecting system<br />

of trails, greenways and parks throughout<br />

the greater St. Louis region.<br />

Area voters approved a sales tax in 2000<br />

to create “The River Ring” trail system<br />

along major streams and rivers in the area.<br />

“It [the Centennial Greenway] will eventually<br />

be what I call a cross-county connector,”<br />

said Susan Trautman, executive<br />

director for Great <strong>Rivers</strong> Greenway.<br />

In St. Charles County, the existing<br />

Centennial Greenway stretches from the<br />

Katy Trail near the Page Avenue extension<br />

[Route 364] to the Heritage Museum.<br />

Included is a direct connection to the<br />

paved Creve Coeur Connector trail that<br />

crosses the Missouri River and links up<br />

with the paved trails and other attractions<br />

in Creve Coeur Park in St. Louis County.<br />

While progress is on the<br />

horizon, Trautman said<br />

completing the greenway<br />

may take some time Decisions<br />

have to be made on<br />

whether rights-of-way can<br />

be acquired from public<br />

agencies or if the agency<br />

has to acquire it. She also<br />

said Greenway projects in<br />

St. Charles County may be<br />

slowed because of a lack of<br />

money. Only the 1/10-cent<br />

sale tax established in 2000<br />

is in effect in the county.<br />

In 2013, St. Louis<br />

City and County voters<br />

approved a 3/16-cent<br />

increase for projects there.<br />

She said St. Charles County<br />

could place a similar measure<br />

on the ballot for more funding. “But I<br />

don’t know what the tolerance for that is,”<br />

she added.<br />

County residents, along with St. Charles<br />

City and County officials, gathered at<br />

the open house were enthusiastic about<br />

the plans they heard. The extension and<br />

bridges were praised by Saint Charles<br />

Mayor Sally Faith and County Executive<br />

Great <strong>Rivers</strong> Greenway trail system<br />

Steve Ehlmann.<br />

Great <strong>Rivers</strong> Greenway officials expect<br />

that the new bridges will be used extensively.<br />

Trautman said when a bicycle and<br />

pedestrian bridge was built across Interstate<br />

44 in south St. Louis County, ridership<br />

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One reservation voiced was against the<br />

apartments having a look that is radically<br />

different from the existing shopping center.<br />

In general, the aldermen preferred staying<br />

with brick rather than vinyl siding, Turner<br />

said.<br />

Burrows said the new apartments “have<br />

to fit with the Meadows.”<br />

“We don’t want our [apartment] residents<br />

to feel trapped; we don’t want it to look<br />

like there is just another set of houses next<br />

to us. We want to be one center,” he said.<br />

Schweikert and other city officials say<br />

residents have already indicated that they<br />

view the Meadows as the city’s “center”<br />

and a community gathering place. Those<br />

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flight/freeze reaction humans experience<br />

when threatened.<br />

Psychiatric diagnoses are not pinpointed<br />

by science, as is the case with a virus, bacteria<br />

or cancer cell, Vieten said. Instead<br />

they are determined by identifying clusters<br />

of symptoms. However, there are no objective<br />

tests or consistent measures involved<br />

and what one doctor interprets as significant<br />

may be viewed differently by another.<br />

Theoretically, a person describing his/her<br />

situation to five different doctors could<br />

wind up with as many different diagnoses<br />

and a range of “drug cocktails” for treating<br />

them.<br />

“Tell whatever story you want and the<br />

[healthcare] provider decides what’s wrong<br />

with you,” Vieten said. While Vieten is outspoken,<br />

she is obviously not alone in her<br />

views. “What we are talking about here is<br />

information that’s readily accessible in the<br />

public domain. It’s not about Dr. V. saying<br />

this or saying that. The focus should not be<br />

about me, but about the issue – the illusion<br />

of mental illness and drugging without fully<br />

informed consent.”<br />

Angela Peacock, 37, of St. Charles,<br />

served almost seven years with the U.S.<br />

Army, including a deployment to Baghdad.<br />

She also attended the Lake Saint Louis<br />

workshop.<br />

After leaving the military, Peacock noted<br />

that she was given medications without<br />

receiving complete information on their<br />

side effects or other alternative approaches.<br />

A year ago, when she decided to discontinue<br />

the drugs after 13 years, she said “it was like<br />

waking up from a nightmare.”<br />

Her research on veterans with experiences<br />

similar to hers has convinced Peacock<br />

that “there’s an epidemic out there.”<br />

She said she had read about Vieten and her<br />

work before attending the workshop and<br />

hopes to follow in her footsteps. She anticipates<br />

graduating from Washington University<br />

in St. Louis this spring and plans to<br />

work toward a graduate degree.<br />

While Vieten rejects a reliance on drugs<br />

for treating perceived mental issues, she<br />

warned that no one should simply decide<br />

to stop taking them cold turkey. If a person<br />

is on one or more such drugs, withdrawal<br />

must be carefully supervised to avoid<br />

unpredictable consequences.<br />

“I am not trying to take on all of pharmacology,”<br />

Vieten said. “What I am trying to<br />

do is emphasize the importance of a patient<br />

giving fully informed consent before being<br />

handed a prescription.”<br />

There are alternatives<br />

Alternatives to drugs are emphasized<br />

at Warfighter Advance and include interventions<br />

that are free, if not always easy.<br />

Included are:<br />

• Exercise, listed first because of its effectiveness,<br />

Vieten said.<br />

• Decreasing central nervous system stimulants<br />

such as caffeine and nicotine.<br />

• Sleep hygiene and dream management.<br />

• Skills for dealing with panic/anxiety attacks.<br />

• A proper, regular diet.<br />

• Relaxation, breathing techniques and meditation.<br />

• Emphasizing the importance of a daily routine,<br />

staying busy.<br />

• Returning to, or increasing, spiritual practices.<br />

In an analysis of six treatment protocols<br />

used for patients with various symptoms<br />

considered to be mental disorders, a wellknown<br />

and highly regarded psychologist<br />

found that all were successful. What was<br />

shown to have the biggest impact on positive<br />

results was the relationship the doctor<br />

had with the patient, Vieten observed.<br />

The study served to underline an adage<br />

Vieten referred to frequently during the<br />

workshop: “The only cure for an injury to<br />

humanity is humanity.”<br />

ongoing effort to develop the city’s comprehensive<br />

plan.<br />

The city is concerned about the viability<br />

of the Meadows because it is a major<br />

source of sales tax revenue. It faces stiff<br />

completion from shopping centers and<br />

outlet malls in St. Louis and St. Charles<br />

counties. The Cohen Equities website lists<br />

90,528 square feet of vacant space at the<br />

center.<br />

Markworth cautioned that the city is<br />

working with attorneys and the board may<br />

have to pass enabling ordinances to establish<br />

an overlay district. Passing any ordinance<br />

may happen this spring; however,<br />

Marworth cautioned that there is work to<br />

be done.<br />

“There are a lot of moving parts that have<br />

to come together,” Markworth said. “We<br />

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By BRIAN FLINCHPAUGH<br />

Three mayors in the county’s largest<br />

municipalities face opposition in their<br />

reelection bids in April and a longtime<br />

board member and current president of<br />

the Francis Howell Board of Education is<br />

not seeking reelection. Candidate filing for<br />

municipal offices and school boards in the<br />

county closed on Jan. <strong>17</strong>.<br />

O’Fallon Mayor Bill Hennessy,<br />

Dardenne Prairie Mayor David Zucker and<br />

Lake Saint Louis Mayor Kathy Schweikert<br />

all have opponents in their bids for reelection.<br />

Cottleville Mayor Mike Hennessey is<br />

unopposed.<br />

Meanwhile, Mark Lafata, the sometimes<br />

controversial, longtime member of the<br />

Francis Howell Board of Education, did not<br />

file for another three-year term. Lafata, first<br />

elected to the board in 2001, is the current<br />

president of the school board and also served<br />

as board president from 2004 to 2008.<br />

Hennessy, who has served as O’Fallon’s<br />

mayor since 2009, faces a challenge from<br />

Alderman Bob Howell for a third four-year<br />

term.<br />

Zucker was chosen in April 2015 to fill<br />

out the term of former Mayor Pam Fogarty.<br />

He is facing opposition for a four-year term<br />

from Harold “Sonny” Wilson.<br />

Schweikert, named alderman to succeed<br />

the late Ralph Sidebottom and elected in<br />

April 2015 to fill out Sidebottom’s remaining<br />

two years of his four-year term, is<br />

opposed by Eric Oman, who she defeated<br />

in 2015. Weldon Spring Mayor Donald D.<br />

Licklider is opposed by Jeff Bush.<br />

O’Fallon voters will decided contested<br />

aldermanic races in three of the city’s five<br />

city wards. In Ward 1, incumbent Dave<br />

Hinman, Arnie C. [AC] Dienoff and Jimmy<br />

Loveless are the candidates; incumbent<br />

Rose Mack is unopposed in Ward 2; Stacey<br />

Decker, Reid Cranmer and incumbent John<br />

J. Haman Jr. are the Ward 3 candidates; Jeff<br />

Kuehn and Dave Goewert are the Ward 4<br />

candidates; and incumbent Mike Pheney is<br />

unopposed in Ward 5.<br />

In Cottleville, John Stiles and Joel Harper<br />

are the Ward 1 candidates and Robert “Bob”<br />

Voter registration ends March 8<br />

The deadline is Wednesday, March<br />

8 for St. Charles County voters to<br />

register to vote in the April 4 general<br />

election that will decide who will be<br />

the next mayors of several cities and<br />

school board members in local school<br />

districts.<br />

Voters can register at the county’s<br />

Election Authority office at 397 Turner<br />

Blvd. in St. Peters from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.<br />

Monday through Friday. The authority<br />

will be closed on Feb. 20 for President’s<br />

Day. Contact the authority’s office at<br />

(636) 949-7550 for more information.<br />

Voters also can register at Missouri<br />

Department of Motor Vehicles or Division<br />

of Family Services offices, or on<br />

the Missouri Secretary of State’s website<br />

at www.sos.mo.gov.<br />

Ronkoski and Serall Chezem are the Ward<br />

2 candidates. The incumbents in three<br />

wards in Lake Saint Louis and Dardenne<br />

Prairie are unopposed. Gerry Baker and<br />

Phil Martiszus are the Ward 3 aldermanic<br />

candidates in Weldon Spring.<br />

In two school district races, five candidates<br />

are vying for three seats on the<br />

Francis Howell Board of Education.<br />

Incumbents Rene Cope and Mike Sommer<br />

along with Mary Lange, Patrick Lane and<br />

Stephen Johnson are the candidates.<br />

Nine candidates are seeking three full<br />

three-year terms, and six candidates are<br />

seeking one seat with a one-year term on<br />

the Fort Zumwalt Board of Education.<br />

The nine candidates are incumbents John<br />

Callahan, Louie Gilbert and Craig Stephen<br />

Moore and Arnie C. [AC] Dienoff, Jim<br />

Pepper, Tom Hobday, Jim Combs, Ryan<br />

Dean Ozinga, and Erica Powers. The six<br />

candidates for the one-year term seat are<br />

Tommy George Jr., Diane Harlow, Earl J.<br />

Draper Jr. Sarah Drake Harashe, Garvis M.<br />

Pollard and Genelle Speed-Hale.<br />

Voters will also vote on involuntary<br />

annexation proposals for mostly small<br />

plots of land in Lake Saint Louis and<br />

Dardenne Prairie.<br />

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“When we put out a questionnaire or<br />

survey for a new park area, what do people<br />

want? First on the list, without a doubt,<br />

consistently over the 15 years I have been<br />

here – trails, multi-use trails,” said Bettie<br />

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from place to place in between the parks,<br />

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Freshman orator flexes<br />

Constitutional knowledge<br />

Uma Upamaka knows the Constitution<br />

of the United States – and she has the skills<br />

to hold her own in competitions focused on<br />

its central concepts.<br />

Upamaka, a freshman at Francis Howell<br />

North, qualified for the state finals of the<br />

American Legion Oratorical [ALO] contest.<br />

She’s won ALO competitions since<br />

December, starting with a contest in St.<br />

Charles. Then she won a district level<br />

Do you know a teacher who has made<br />

a positive difference in the lives of many<br />

students or made all the difference in the<br />

life of a single student?<br />

Maybe you are a student or the parent of<br />

a student whose teacher consistently goes<br />

the extra mile to make learning meaningful,<br />

effective, interesting and enjoyable.<br />

If so, you know a teacher who is an<br />

ideal candidate for the <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong><br />

Teacher of the Year award – and<br />

we would like to hear from you.<br />

Created to recognize excellence in education,<br />

the Teacher of the Year award is<br />

presented annually to one area teacher who<br />

has made a positive difference in the life of<br />

a student in the community, young or old.<br />

Eligible teachers include preschool,<br />

elementary school, high school and college/university<br />

teachers in the <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong><br />

<strong>Newsmagazine</strong> mailing area. Nominations<br />

are open to educators at both public and<br />

private schools. Nominating a teacher for<br />

the award is easy. Simply explain in 200<br />

event, allowing her to move on to a Zone<br />

Competition in Hannibal in January and<br />

advanced to the Final Four in Jefferson<br />

City on Feb. 18.<br />

Upamaka’s speech and debate coach,<br />

Randy Pierce, said she is “very adept at<br />

focusing on new concepts for extended<br />

periods of time.” Pierce said she has “a<br />

natural tendency to think carefully” and is<br />

“exceptionally poised for someone her age.”<br />

“The ALO contest requires all speeches<br />

to focus on the U.S. Constitution in whatever<br />

fashion each student chooses,” said<br />

Pierce. Upamaka pinpoints the first three<br />

words of the preamble, “We the People.”<br />

All contestants are required to give an<br />

extemporaneous speech, with only five<br />

minutes to prepare, on an amendment<br />

chosen by random selection.<br />

ALO competitions began in 1938. Participants<br />

can earn college scholarships<br />

through the program. Upamaka is guaranteed<br />

at least $1,400 by qualifying for state<br />

finals. The winner of the state competition<br />

goes on to nationals. First place earns an<br />

$18,000 scholarship; second and third<br />

place winners also earn scholarships.<br />

Local students make<br />

Teen Talent Semifinals<br />

The Seventh Annual St. Louis Teen<br />

Talent Competition has narrowed down<br />

the list of semifinal acts to include students<br />

from Francis Howell North and Fort Zumwalt<br />

North high schools.<br />

Rebekah Apicello, who attends Francis<br />

Howell North, will dance with St. Louis<br />

Ballet School. Robyne Sieh, who attends<br />

Fort Zumwalt North, will play piano. The<br />

girls are among more than 40 acts chosen<br />

from 94 in the preliminary round. Acts<br />

include singers, musicians, baton twirlers,<br />

acrobatic gymnasts, dancers, color guard<br />

and musical theatre performers.<br />

The semifinal rounds, which are closed<br />

to the public, take place March 4 at Missouri<br />

Baptist University.<br />

Finals, which are open to the public, are<br />

April 8 at The Fabulous Fox. More than<br />

$30,000 in scholarships and prizes will be<br />

awarded and students are eligible for scholarships<br />

from Lindenwood University, Webster<br />

University, University of Missouri-St.<br />

Louis and Southeast Missouri State University.<br />

Free general admission tickets for<br />

the finals will be available starting March<br />

5 through Metrotix and The Fox box office.<br />

Do you know an A+ teacher?<br />

Nominations being sought for <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong>’s Teacher of the Year award<br />

or fewer words why you believe a teacher<br />

should be recognized as the West St. Louis<br />

County Teacher of the Year and submit<br />

your nomination online at www.midriversnewsmagazine.com<br />

no later than Monday,<br />

April 10. Submissions should outline specific<br />

experiences or special qualities that<br />

make the nominee an outstanding teacher.<br />

Entries will be reviewed by a panel of<br />

judges representing the Teacher of the Year<br />

program sponsors, which in addition to<br />

<strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong> include Busey<br />

Howell of Fame<br />

nominations sought<br />

The Francis Howell School District is<br />

accepting nominations for its 20<strong>17</strong> Howell<br />

of Fame Award program.<br />

The Howell of Fame awards recognize<br />

excellence of character, performance and<br />

service of those who serve the district as<br />

employees, volunteers or patrons.<br />

Any current or former employee, volunteer<br />

or resident of the district can be nominated<br />

for a Howell of Fame Award.<br />

Only current or former employees or<br />

residents of the district may nominate<br />

someone for the award. Nominations are<br />

not admissible from current students, by<br />

groups or for past Howell of Fame winners.<br />

Honorees are chosen based on the nomination,<br />

so care should be taken to explain<br />

contributions to district students that go<br />

above and beyond the nominee’s assigned<br />

work.<br />

Ten winners will be chosen by a selection<br />

committee. Honorees will be acknowledged<br />

on May 1 at Francis Howell High.<br />

Nominations may be submitted online<br />

or by completing a nomination form. All<br />

nominations are due by 4 p.m. on March<br />

28. For details, visit www.fhsdschools.org.<br />

St. Johns Bank accepting<br />

scholarship applications<br />

St. Johns Bank is accepting applications<br />

for its Excellence Scholarship Program.<br />

Seniors who attend high school in the Pat-<br />

Bank–O’Fallon, Dream Play Recreation,<br />

SuperCuts in O’Fallon and Streets of St.<br />

Charles, and Sylvan Learning Center.<br />

The winning teacher will receive a<br />

prize package that includes a new iPad,<br />

gift certificates, a special event at school,<br />

and special feature recognition in a future<br />

issue of <strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong>.<br />

Help us applaud a deserving teacher,<br />

and submit your nomination by Monday,<br />

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tonville, St. Charles, Fort Zumwalt and<br />

Francis Howell districts are encouraged to<br />

apply.<br />

Three recipients will each be awarded<br />

a $1,000 scholarship toward a college<br />

education. High school seniors must plan<br />

to attend college as a full-time student at<br />

a community college or a four-year college<br />

or university in Missouri, Illinois or<br />

Kansas, with intent to major in banking,<br />

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The Excellence Scholarship application is<br />

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Interested seniors also can pick up an application<br />

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Completed applications are due by April<br />

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Cuivre River Electric<br />

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Cuivre River Electric Cooperative<br />

invites high school juniors to participate in<br />

its 49th Annual Youth Tour Essay Contest<br />

for the opportunity to participate in a conference<br />

in Washington, D.C.<br />

The essay contest is open to juniors who<br />

live in St. Charles County. Students must<br />

write on the theme, “My Favorite Cooperative<br />

Principle.” The competition is open<br />

through March 10.<br />

To enter, students must submit an application<br />

and a 500- to 1,000-word essay on<br />

the outlined theme.<br />

Students may enter independently or<br />

through school. Finalists are chosen from<br />

the top 12 scores on the composition. In<br />

April, finalists take a cooperative knowledge<br />

quiz and read their essays at the<br />

Cuivre River Youth Tour Banquet. Six students<br />

are chosen from the finalists as Youth<br />

Tour delegates to the National Youth Tour<br />

Conference in Washington, D.C., June<br />

9-15. Six students will receive $500 scholarships<br />

to the college or university of their<br />

choice.<br />

Submissions should be delivered or<br />

mailed to Cuivre River offices in Troy or<br />

Lake Saint Louis. By March 10. For additional<br />

details, visit www.cuivre.com<br />

Scholarship opportunity<br />

available with Women<br />

Legislators of Missouri<br />

Women Legislators of Missouri [WLM]<br />

invites young women who are high school<br />

seniors to apply for their scholarship program.<br />

One student from each Missouri<br />

congressional district is chosen to receive<br />

a $500 college scholarship.<br />

The WLM Caucus created the program<br />

to provide assistance to students based<br />

on leadership, academics and community<br />

service. Eligible students must complete<br />

an application and a 500-word essay to<br />

answer the question, “If you were a state<br />

legislator, what would you hope to accomplish<br />

and why?”<br />

The application can be downloaded at<br />

www.house.mo.gov/downloads/wlsa20<strong>17</strong>.<br />

pdf. The deadline for submissions is Thursday,<br />

March 9.<br />

Mail applications to Rep. Patricia Pike,<br />

Missouri State Capitol, 201 West Capitol<br />

Ave., Jefferson City, MO 65101 or submit<br />

via email to patricia.pike@house.mo.gov<br />

with the subject line: WLM Essay Contest.<br />

Students chosen as U.S.<br />

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The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program,<br />

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seniors. Each year, up to 161 students<br />

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The 20<strong>17</strong> Candidates list includes three<br />

students from districts in St. Charles<br />

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Howell wrestlers win Kyle<br />

Thrasher Memorial Tournament<br />

Winning the recent Kyle Thrasher<br />

Memorial Tournament at home was a<br />

tremendous bump to the Francis Howell<br />

Vikings’ wrestling team in preparation for<br />

post-season action.<br />

Howell, which finished second to Timberland<br />

in the GAC Championship Tournament,<br />

made sure no visitors would<br />

leave their house with the top prize, as the<br />

Vikings beat 36 visiting clubs to claim the<br />

20th Annual Thrasher Tournament Championship.<br />

“It was a real nice win for us to have six<br />

or seven top guys, because the bigger the<br />

tournament, the more depth the tournament<br />

has in the number of teams and the better<br />

we can do,” Francis Howell coach Kevin<br />

Stroh said.<br />

The title was the first in six seasons for<br />

Howell, as the Vikings won by a point over<br />

Whitfield. O’Fallon, Lafayette and defending<br />

champ Jefferson City rounded out the<br />

top five finishers of the 37-team field.<br />

Howell was led by three champions in<br />

the tournament. Senior Tyler Kreith won at<br />

120 pounds, senior Dylan Komperda prevailed<br />

at 182 pounds and junior Jack Flynn<br />

won the title at 195 pounds.<br />

By far the best part of the tournament for<br />

the Vikings was being able to share the victory<br />

with assistant coach Derek Thrasher,<br />

former coach Thrasher’s son, who is on the<br />

Vikings staff.<br />

“It’s his second year on our staff, so it<br />

was real special for him to win the tournament<br />

that was named after his dad,” Stroh<br />

said.<br />

Other area winners in the tournament<br />

included Holt’s Carter Smith at 106 pounds.<br />

Smith won an overtime bout. Anthony<br />

Pisciotta, a two-time state medalist from<br />

Timberland, claimed a title at 113 pounds.<br />

Hollander helps Eagles soar<br />

Eight years after leaving St. Charles West<br />

and after spending seven years at Lindenwood<br />

University as an assistant basketball<br />

coach, Hall of Fame coach Terry Hollander<br />

has returned to his coaching roots and<br />

loves every bit of it.<br />

Hollander now coaches at O’Fallon<br />

Christian and under his leadership, the<br />

Eagles have soared to an 11-9<br />

start and a respectable third<br />

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into the final week of the regular<br />

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“We have played really well<br />

the last month or so,” Hollander<br />

said. “At Christmas, we were Hollander<br />

3-4 and had <strong>17</strong> days off and after<br />

the Christmas Tournament, we won eight<br />

of our last 11 and have played really well.<br />

Things are going in the right direction.”<br />

Perhaps the most pivotal game in that<br />

stretch was a 61-53 victory at St. Charles<br />

West that brought a flood of mixed emotions,<br />

as it was Hollander’s first visit back<br />

to the school where he spent 30 years<br />

on the bench and had some of the finest<br />

moments of his career.<br />

Add coaching and winning a game<br />

against nephew and current St. Charles<br />

West coach Pat Steinhoff to that and Hollander<br />

definitely had a lot of conflicting<br />

emotions on what ended up being a very<br />

special evening.<br />

“There were aspects of it that were difficult,<br />

what with the relationship with the<br />

school and relatives there and the whole<br />

night,” said Hollander, who coached more<br />

than 300 games at West. “It was the first<br />

time I ever coached from the visitors’ side<br />

there, but once they throw the ball up and<br />

the game starts, your focus is all on the<br />

game.”<br />

Follmer, Jones make<br />

history for Liberty High<br />

There were few expectations for anyone<br />

playing football at Liberty High when the<br />

Wentzville area school began its program<br />

four years ago.<br />

Thanks to senior players Nick Follmer<br />

and Brian Jones, the chance to play college<br />

football is no longer a dream, but a definite<br />

possibility for future players.<br />

Follmer and Jones both signed to play<br />

football and continue their education at<br />

the collegiate level during National Signing<br />

Day three weeks ago. For both, it is the<br />

realization of a lot of hard work and dedication<br />

coming to fruition.<br />

“It’s a surreal feeling for me and everybody<br />

that signed,” Follmer said.<br />

“Obviously, being the first D-1<br />

that signed is pretty cool and<br />

coach [McMillen] feels that I’ve<br />

set an example for all the younger<br />

kids in the program.”<br />

Hockey was Follmer’s first<br />

sports love, but he realized<br />

around eighth grade that his older<br />

brothers were a lot better at it<br />

– that led him, at the urging of his father,<br />

John, to try football.<br />

After playing his freshman and sophomore<br />

years, Follmer, who by then was<br />

about 6-3 and 280 pounds, started to catch<br />

the attention of college coaches, having<br />

attended the University of Missouri Scouting<br />

Combine that summer.<br />

Follmer is slated to play an offensive<br />

tackle spot at Central Michigan this fall.<br />

Jones, who starred the past four years<br />

at Liberty as the Eagles’ top wide receiver,<br />

will be looking to get playing time as a<br />

tight end at Division-II Washburn University<br />

in Kansas.<br />

“There is going to be a difference in<br />

blocking defensive ends that are bigger<br />

than me instead of blocking corners that are<br />

smaller than me, but I think I can handle<br />

the adjustment,” Jones said. “I’m looking<br />

forward to the opportunity. It’s a blessing.”<br />

Nick Follmer and Brian Jones are the<br />

first players from Liberty High ever to sign<br />

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A league of volunteers work to restore St. Charles County homes<br />

BY BRIAN FLINCHPAUGH<br />

Sometimes it’s the seemingly small gesture<br />

that can make life more bearable.<br />

Ruth Bartholomew knows that.<br />

Bartholomew, 63, lives in a mobile home<br />

park in O’Fallon. She doesn’t have much<br />

money and has a disability that makes it<br />

difficult to take a shower. But not anymore.<br />

“I would have to climb over the edge of<br />

the tub to get in and out,” Bartholomew<br />

explained. Then, she found Steve Collier<br />

and a group of volunteers from Restore St.<br />

Charles. They retrofitted Bartholomew’s<br />

bathroom with a zero entry [low threshold]<br />

shower. The work was finished around<br />

Christmas.<br />

“Now I no longer have to do that,” she<br />

said. But it was more than just the work<br />

that made an impact on Bartholomew. It<br />

was their attitude.<br />

“They were so cheerful,” Bartholomew<br />

said. Collier also helped her with other<br />

needs, putting her in touch with other community<br />

organizations. “Oh gosh, they made<br />

me feel so good even though I couldn’t<br />

afford to do this. They never made me feel<br />

like I was a second-class citizen for it. You<br />

wouldn’t believe how many ‘no’s’ I heard<br />

and turn-downs and attitudes before I got<br />

ahold of them.<br />

“They made a difference every day for<br />

me taking a shower or not. They made my<br />

life so much more comfortable.”<br />

Volunteers from Restore St. Charles work to complete a home repair project.<br />

A DECADE OF CARE<br />

Making a difference by making lives<br />

more comfortable is what Restore St.<br />

Charles is about, said Collier. Since 2007,<br />

the faith-based organization has been<br />

trying to meet the real needs of St. Charles<br />

County residents by doing home repair<br />

projects that many residents otherwise<br />

can’t afford. Collier, the group’s president,<br />

said the work is usually completed on the<br />

third Saturday of the month.<br />

Typically, Collier develops a list of<br />

projects at five or six locations. Then, an<br />

email is sent to a cadre of 100-120 potential<br />

volunteers. Usually about 30 show<br />

up at Dardenne Presbyterian Church in<br />

Dardenne Prairie. They enjoy a continental<br />

breakfast, attend a safety and project briefing,<br />

and sign liability forms before going<br />

to the job sites. Each project has a project<br />

manager.<br />

“One of our mottos is restoring lives,<br />

restoring homes,” said Collier. When they<br />

can do a project, it’s often deeply appreciated.<br />

“People cry,” he said. “They are so<br />

grateful that somebody is going to help<br />

them. A lot of these folks will call various<br />

places and they won’t even get a return<br />

call.”<br />

The work can be simple or complex – a<br />

ramp to allow wheel chair access into a<br />

home, replacing rotting floors or toilets,<br />

installing siding or a water heater, painting<br />

walls, fixing windows, or cutting down tree<br />

limbs.<br />

“We do what Christ asks us to do. We<br />

view ourselves as being the hands and feet<br />

of Christ for these people,” Collier said.<br />

What is unique about those volunteers<br />

is not only their commitment but also<br />

their longevity. There are many churches<br />

and civic organizations that do wonderful<br />

work in the community, but perhaps not<br />

for as long as Restore St. Charles has, said<br />

Alexis Jaeger, who administers community<br />

development block grants for the city<br />

of O’Fallon. O’Fallon often refers home<br />

repair projects to Collier.<br />

“At least in my experience, they<br />

[other volunteer home repair organizations]<br />

may be out there and I may just<br />

not be aware of them, so I can’t blanket<br />

say they don’t exist,” Jaeger said. “But<br />

Steve is just the most consistent. I know,<br />

weather permitting, they [Restore St.<br />

Charles] are out there the third Saturday<br />

of every month.”<br />

Home repairs are a significant issue for<br />

many residents, because a lack of repairs<br />

can lead to poor living conditions that in<br />

turn lead to public health issues, prompting<br />

evictions or fines. Cities also want housing<br />

stock to be maintained, and can issue citations<br />

requiring repairs. Federal community<br />

block grant funding can help residents fund<br />

home repairs if they qualify. But not every<br />

resident meets funding eligibility requirements.<br />

Some also can’t afford to hire professional<br />

contractors.<br />

If a resident’s income is at or below 80<br />

percent of the median income of St. Charles<br />

County, they may be able to qualify for<br />

help, Jaeger said. “If they are slightly over<br />

that, our hands are tied as far as helping<br />

them,” she said. So Jaeger puts them in<br />

touch with Collier. “My goal is to assist<br />

residents and, if I can’t do it, I want to put<br />

them in touch with organizations that either<br />

can or continue to refer those homeowners<br />

to help find them a solution.”<br />

She said Restore St. Charles has the<br />

right mix of skill sets among its volunteers<br />

to really be of service. And she said those<br />

volunteers provide “immeasurable value to<br />

our community.”<br />

WITH HANDS AND HEART<br />

Todd Barnes, executive director for<br />

the St. Charles Community Council, an<br />

umbrella organization for county nonprofit<br />

organizations and agencies, agrees.<br />

“They certainly have found a good niche<br />

and carved out that opportunity [to help]<br />

and have a funding source that has allowed<br />

them to do that through volunteer work,”<br />

Barnes said. “There are several churches<br />

that have that outreach, but it’s hit and<br />

miss.”<br />

Restore St. Charles has its roots in a<br />

group of six volunteers who did volunteer<br />

work for years with an organization in St.<br />

Louis, providing home repair services to<br />

widows, orphans and invalids.<br />

“As we were going down there we would<br />

say, ‘You know, there are probably some<br />

folks in St. Charles County that could use<br />

some help also,’” Collier said.<br />

The beginnings for Restore St. Charles<br />

came out of a mission conference at<br />

Dardenne Presbyterian Church. Collier<br />

said they talked to city officials and members<br />

of the St. Louis group they had been<br />

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having enough worksites for volunteers<br />

to keep them involved. They were thinking<br />

about helping people in mobile home<br />

parks.<br />

“I was sitting there thinking about that<br />

and I get a telephone call from this guy<br />

in St. Louis saying, ‘we were down here<br />

thinking about what you guys are doing,’”<br />

Collier said. “‘Have you ever thought<br />

about doing some work on mobile homes?’<br />

And I said, ‘well, yeah.’”<br />

About 80 percent of the projects the<br />

group does these days are in county<br />

mobile home parks. Cities and social service<br />

organizations such as Sts. Joachim<br />

and Ann Care Service, the O’Fallon<br />

Rotary Club, the Community Council and<br />

churches often provide referrals. But Collier<br />

said the group can’t take everyone.<br />

Sometimes they don’t have the expertise<br />

or resources to do the work. Sometimes<br />

he has to say no because the repairs are<br />

too extensive or won’t work. And there<br />

are other issues. “We worked on one roof<br />

and a guy fell through,” Collier said. “My<br />

insurance guy says, ‘no, you don’t do<br />

roofs anymore.’”<br />

The repairs often are made at little or no<br />

cost to residents.<br />

“There are two things we ask of people<br />

when we are going to work with them – one<br />

is, if they are capable, we would like them<br />

to work alongside us on that project and also<br />

work on another project in the future,” Collier<br />

said. “The other thing we ask, if they are<br />

capable, that they also provide some funds<br />

for the materials we use. Frankly, 98 to 99<br />

percent of the people can’t do either. An<br />

awful lot of folks are disabled and they can’t<br />

work alongside of us.”<br />

Sometimes volunteers come upon a<br />

resident who wants to talk to them – to the<br />

point that work doesn’t get done.<br />

“If there is a person [who] wants to stand<br />

and talk to you, talk to them,” Collier said.<br />

“Because that relationship is just as important<br />

as anything else we’re doing. So don’t<br />

ever shortchange people.”<br />

There also are unexpected surprises –<br />

homes where hoarding takes place that has<br />

to be removed, homes that are dirty and<br />

unkempt, people who sometimes don’t say<br />

thank you but who expect much.<br />

“You take down a smoke detector and the<br />

roaches fall on your head,” Collier said.<br />

Still, the group said they have 248 volunteers<br />

giving an average of six hours a<br />

month, which totaled more than 1,488 volunteer<br />

hours in 2016. Many help for years.<br />

Collier tells about finally talking someone<br />

into volunteering.<br />

“He goes on his first job and says, ‘I<br />

went there thinking I’m going to go and<br />

be a blessing to this person,’” Collier said.<br />

“Then he adds, ‘You know what? I was the<br />

one who received the blessing.’”<br />

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Operating a volunteer organization isn’t<br />

easy. While the group receives support from<br />

Dardenne Prairie Presbyterian and Christ’s<br />

Church on Mexico Road along with donations<br />

from volunteers and some discounts<br />

on materials, it’s difficult to stay solvent.<br />

In 2015 and 2016, the group operated<br />

in the red. In 2015, they had an income<br />

of $7,711 and expenses of $20,575. In<br />

2016, they had an income of $6,391 and<br />

expenses of $10,968. Collier said the<br />

group is seeking 501(c)3 status as a nonprofit<br />

organization, which may encourage<br />

fundraising, something that hasn’t been<br />

done so far.<br />

Restore St. Charles entered 20<strong>17</strong> with<br />

less than $2,500 in the bank.<br />

“My philosophy has been that the Lord<br />

provides for us,” Collier said. “But as I<br />

look at it maybe the Lord provides for us<br />

by coming through with people who support<br />

us on a fundraising basis.”<br />

The group also is recruiting more volunteers<br />

and works with companies, cities and<br />

civic organizations when their employees<br />

do volunteer projects. There will be work<br />

for them.<br />

Collier and other social service providers<br />

said poverty isn’t as pervasive in St.<br />

Charles County as in other places in the<br />

St. Louis region. Barnes said poverty in<br />

a prosperous county can remain “largely<br />

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hidden” compared to other areas.<br />

Just under 900 people were counted as<br />

homeless last year in the county as part of<br />

an annual homeless count conducted in<br />

January by the Community Council, compared<br />

to about 1,300 in the city of St. Louis<br />

and 450 in St. Louis County, he said. Figures<br />

for 20<strong>17</strong> are not available yet.<br />

Karen Grant, director of development<br />

for Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service,<br />

perhaps the largest social service agency in<br />

the county, said seniors particularly need<br />

help in maintaining their housing so they<br />

can “age in place” and not end up in a nursing<br />

home.<br />

Sandy Pratte, coordinator for Sts.<br />

Joachim and Ann’s repairing homes/<br />

restoring homes program, said her agency<br />

doesn’t have to rely on Restore St. Charles<br />

to help with repairs, but sometimes she<br />

refers people to them.<br />

“They [her employees] are so busy,” she<br />

said. The need for help with home repairs<br />

remains in St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren<br />

counties, she added, particularly in mobile<br />

home parks.<br />

“It’s a sad thing, but mobile home parks<br />

will sell less-than-livable mobile homes to<br />

people with low incomes and then, when<br />

they get them in, they say, ‘you have to fix<br />

them up,’” Pratte said.<br />

And so the need for volunteers, funds<br />

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survey conducted by Orlando Health found<br />

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women found that the average age women<br />

believe they should begin getting heart<br />

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“Women can begin developing atherosclerosis<br />

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at age 20, women and their doctors<br />

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all of which are directly associated<br />

with heart health and can be controlled to<br />

minimize the risk of heart disease. Young<br />

women may also want to talk with their<br />

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or other tests to uncover any existing heart<br />

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“Often women are so busy taking care of<br />

others that they don’t take control of their<br />

own health …women cannot wait until<br />

they’re 40 to start paying attention to their<br />

risk factors,” Demori said.<br />

Topping the list for<br />

hospital readmissions<br />

According to the National Institutes of<br />

Health, sepsis – a dangerous condition<br />

that arises when the body’s response to<br />

an infection injures its own tissues and<br />

organs – is the leading killer of hospital<br />

inpatients, accounting for the deaths of<br />

between 28 and 50 percent of the more<br />

than 1 million patients who develop it in<br />

U.S. hospitals each year. Sepsis also tops<br />

the list of causes for hospital readmission<br />

following discharge, leading to more return<br />

hospital visits than any of the four medical<br />

conditions tracked by the federal government<br />

to measure quality of care, according<br />

to recent research conducted by a team<br />

at the University of Pittsburgh School of<br />

Medicine and the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare<br />

System.<br />

“Many people think infections and sepsis<br />

are short-term illnesses and that once<br />

patients are discharged from the hospital,<br />

they are better,” said senior author Sachin<br />

Yende, M.D., M.S., associate professor at<br />

the Pittsburgh School of Medicine and vice<br />

president of critical care at the VA Pittsburgh.<br />

“But all research to date shows that<br />

sepsis has serious, lingering consequences,<br />

and patients continue to have problems<br />

well after they are discharged.”<br />

The U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid<br />

Services currently monitors readmissions<br />

for four medical conditions: heart<br />

attack, heart failure, chronic obstructive<br />

pulmonary disease [COPD] and pneumonia.<br />

Yende’s team analyzed data from the<br />

2013 Nationwide Readmissions Database,<br />

which comprises 49 percent of U.S. inpatients,<br />

for those four conditions and for<br />

sepsis. Their analysis showed that sepsis<br />

far outpaced the government-monitored<br />

conditions as the reason patients returned<br />

to the hospital – it accounted for 12.2<br />

percent of readmissions, followed by 6.7<br />

percent for heart failure, 5 percent for<br />

pneumonia, 4.6 percent for COPD and 1.3<br />

percent for heart attack.<br />

The findings, published in the Journal of<br />

the American Medical Association, highlight<br />

the need for new medical interventions<br />

aimed at improving outcomes and<br />

reducing readmissions for sepsis, Yende<br />

said.<br />

Laundry pod hazard<br />

Parents of young children should think<br />

twice before purchasing single-use laundry<br />

detergent pods, according to a new study<br />

published online in JAMA Ophthalmology.<br />

The research found that between 2012 and<br />

2015, chemical burns to the eye associated<br />

with the small pods increased more than<br />

30-fold among preschool-aged children in<br />

the U.S.<br />

During the study, a research team from<br />

Johns Hopkins University examined data<br />

obtained by the U.S. Product Safety Commission<br />

for eye injuries which resulted in<br />

chemical burns or conjunctivitis among<br />

children between the ages of 3 and 4. They<br />

found that the number of chemical burns<br />

associated with laundry detergent pods<br />

increased from 12 instances in 2012 to 480<br />

in 2015. The percentage of all chemical<br />

injuries to the eye associated with laundry<br />

pods rose from 0.8 percent in 2012 to 26<br />

percent in 2015.<br />

The children’s injuries most often<br />

occurred while they were handling the<br />

pods and the contents squirted into one or<br />

both of their eyes, or when the pod contents<br />

leaked onto their hands and a burn<br />

resulted from hand-eye contact. Reports<br />

of other laundry pod-related injuries,<br />

including poisoning and choking, have<br />

also increased. The researchers suggested<br />

that this may be partially due to the<br />

pods’ colorful packaging and “candy-like<br />

appearance.”<br />

“These data suggest that the role of laundry<br />

detergent pods in eye injuries among<br />

preschool-aged children is growing. As<br />

with most injuries in this age group, these<br />

burns occurred almost exclusively in the<br />

home. In addition to proper storage and<br />

use of these devices, prevention strategies<br />

might include redesigning packaging<br />

to reduce the attractiveness of these<br />

products to young children and improving<br />

their strength and durability,” the study’s<br />

authors wrote.<br />

Explaining enteroviruses<br />

Researchers at Washington University’s<br />

School of Medicine in St. Louis recently<br />

completed a study that helps to explain<br />

how enterovirus infections enter the body.<br />

Enteroviruses, which cause millions of illnesses<br />

every year, can cause respiratory,<br />

gastrointestinal or flulike symptoms. The<br />

viruses often run their course fairly quickly<br />

in older children and adults, but they can<br />

sometimes cause serious complications,<br />

including inflammation in the brain or<br />

heart, paralysis or even death. They are<br />

especially dangerous to infants in hospital<br />

neonatal intensive care units, where<br />

fatality rates from enterovirus infections<br />

may approach 20 percent. Currently, little<br />

is known about how the viruses cross the<br />

intestine, their main point of entry into the<br />

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versity of Pittsburgh, The Washington<br />

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E11, the enterovirus most commonly<br />

associated with hospital NICU infections,<br />

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The researchers also found that E11 targets<br />

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of pediatrics at Washington University<br />

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Silverman, head of the university’s Department<br />

of Pediatrics, added, “This research<br />

has the potential for a positive global<br />

impact on human health, especially since<br />

enteroviruses cause disease in all human<br />

populations and age groups.”<br />

The study is published online in Proceedings<br />

of the National Academy of Sciences.<br />

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be dropped off between 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.<br />

on Monday, March 6 to qualify. The opening<br />

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March 9. All works submitted must contain<br />

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everyone – youth and adult, amateur and<br />

professional artists. Prizes are awarded.<br />

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The <strong>17</strong>th Annual Legacy Ball is at 5:30<br />

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TREE House of Greater St. Louis is<br />

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p.m. on Saturday, March 11 at the Foundry<br />

Art Centre, 520 North Main Center, St.<br />

Charles. Dinner, auction and live entertainment<br />

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call the park information hotline at (636)<br />

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• • •<br />

Center Stage Theatre holds open auditions<br />

for “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”<br />

at 7 p.m. Tuesday-Wednesday,<br />

March 7-8 in the Donald D. Shook Fine<br />

Arts Building, Room 110, on the St.<br />

Charles Community College campus, 4601<br />

<strong>Mid</strong> <strong>Rivers</strong> Mall Drive in Cottleville. Casting<br />

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encouraged that people of all abilities, ethnicities<br />

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“Peter and the Starcatcher” is from<br />

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For details, visit www.ofallon.mo.us.<br />

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Lindenwood Theater presents “42nd<br />

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209 S. Kingshighway in St. Charles. For<br />

tickets or more information, visit www.lindenwood.edu.<br />

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Young People’s Theatre performs “Disney’s<br />

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March <strong>17</strong> and 24; 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.<br />

Saturdays, March 18 and 25; and 2 p.m.<br />

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The Western St. Charles County Chamber<br />

of Commerce bestowed its annual<br />

awards at its Celebration Ball on Saturday,<br />

Feb. 18. The following businesses, organizations<br />

and individuals were recognized as<br />

award winners: Large Business of the Year<br />

– Poage Chevrolet; Small Business of the<br />

Year – Pinot’s Palette; Above & Beyond<br />

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– Lake St. Louis Neighbors; Chamber Volunteer<br />

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Unterreiner; Most Chamber Spirit – Jill<br />

Ruggeri; Gives the Best Advice – Angie<br />

Harness; and Most Community Spirit –<br />

Master Y Kim’s World Class Tae Kwon Do.<br />

• • •<br />

The Greater St. Charles Chamber of<br />

Commerce will honor its 2016 Citizen of<br />

the Year, Dr. Bernard DuBray, as well<br />

as Lifetime Distinguished Service Award<br />

recipients, Phyllis A. Schneider, Dennis<br />

Hahn, Bruce Sowatsky and Patrick<br />

Sweeney at its 2016 Year in Celebration on<br />

Friday, Feb. 24 from 6-10 p.m. at Ameristar<br />

Casino in St. Charles.<br />

PEOPLE<br />

Providence Bank has promoted Dave<br />

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market manager. Eads joined Providence<br />

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experience. His office is located at the<br />

Lake Saint Louis Banking Center, 460<br />

Hawk Ridge Trail.<br />

• • •<br />

Barnes-Jewish St.<br />

Peters Hospital and<br />

Progress West Hospital<br />

named Elizabeth<br />

Lawson as vice president<br />

of finance, effective<br />

March 5.<br />

As vice president<br />

of finance for Barnes-<br />

Lawson<br />

Jewish St. Peters and<br />

Progress West hospitals, Lawson’s duties<br />

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Hair Saloon – St. Peters recently held<br />

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grand opening of its newest location. On<br />

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Scott Kaiser, St. Peters Mayor Len Pagano,<br />

representatives of the city, and board members<br />

and ambassadors with the Greater St.<br />

Charles County Chamber of Commerce.<br />

Hair Saloon – St. Peters is located at 318<br />

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NETWORKING AND EVENTS<br />

A ribbon-cutting ceremony for Heartland<br />

Women’s Healthcare, 1603 Wentzville<br />

Parkway, Suite 123 in Wentzville, is<br />

on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 11 a.m-noon.<br />

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• • •<br />

A ribbon-cutting and networking night<br />

takes place on Thursday, Feb. 23 from 5-7<br />

p.m. at the new location of Wentzville<br />

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Attendees can view class schedules,<br />

instruments, musical selections and more.<br />

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call (636) 327-6914 or email info@westernstchalrescountychamber.com.<br />

• • •<br />

“STOP Heroin,” a breakfast lecture<br />

and open house showcasing The Changing<br />

Pointe Addiction Treatment Center,<br />

is on Friday, Feb. 24 at CenterPointe<br />

Hospital, 4801 Weldon Spring Parkway<br />

in St. Charles. Registration begins at<br />

7:30 a.m., followed by a lecture featuring<br />

Lisa Cassidy and Kyle Gaines of the St.<br />

Charles County Ambulance District from<br />

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• • •<br />

The Western St. Charles Chamber of<br />

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Monday, Feb. 27 from noon-1 p.m at<br />

Rizzo’s Bar and Grill, 1155 Wentzville<br />

Parkway in Wentzville. Members and nonmembers<br />

are welcome. There is no fee,<br />

individuals pay for their own lunch. For<br />

more information, contact Tony Mathews<br />

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com.<br />

• • •<br />

United Services for Children sponsors its<br />

ninth annual In Cahoots Trivia Night at 6<br />

p.m. [doors open at 5:30 p.m.] on Saturday,<br />

March 4 at the Knights of Columbus Hall,<br />

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for a minimal charge. Outside snacks welcome;<br />

no outside liquor allowed. For more<br />

information or to register, contact Diane<br />

Wolferding (636) 926-2700, ext. 101 or<br />

dwolferding@unitedsrvcs.org.<br />

• • •<br />

Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning<br />

holds a ribbon-cutting ceremony<br />

on Wednesday, March 8 from 8-9 a.m. to<br />

celebrate the opening of its new location<br />

at 4631 N. St. Peters Parkway in St. Peters.<br />

For more information, call Wendy Rackovan<br />

at (636) 327-6914 or email wendy@<br />

gstccc.com.<br />

• • •<br />

A Young Professionals of St. Charles<br />

County meeting takes place on Wednesday,<br />

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