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Mid Rivers Newsmagazine 5-24-17

Local news, local politics and community events for St. Charles County Missouri.

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30 I May 24, 2017 MID RIVERS NEWSMAGAZINE @MIDRIVERSNEWS MIDRIVERSNEWSMAGAZINE.COM COVER STORY, from page 22 A little friendly competition Ed True and Ron Jelinek met at the St. Louis area’s first Golden Games 30 years ago and have been friends ever since. Now, Ron’s son also participates in the games each year. “Ed and I have been doing this for many years and we are going to keep on doing it as long as we can,” Ron said. The two friends have over 2,000 medals between the two of them dating back to 1987. Ed and Ron, who traveled to St. Charles from Illinois, said they try to get friends to come with them to compete in the games but that it has been harder the older they get. “Unfortunately we don’t get a lot of people that want to play but we think if they try it out ,they will get hooked,” Ron said. They both agree that they want to continue meeting up at the Golden Games as long as possible. “I’ve been athletic my whole life and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon,” Ed said. Charlotte Melizener, Linda Meyer, Julie Gomez and Sharon Dunn claimed the gold medal at the Golden Games’ executive golf games at Pheasant Run. They have all played together in previous years. “The Golden Games events range from how far can you throw a softball to real olympic competitive sports. You can create personal goals for yourself, too,” Melizener said. Melizener joked that although it’s nice to have competition with a group similar in ages, that doesn’t always mean you can assume the outcome. She once walked a senior 5K that she thought would just be a jaunt around the lake, but once she got there, she realized everyone was obviously taking it more serious than she was. “They were in track suits! A 90 year-old woman flew by me. I just couldn’t keep up with her,” Melizener laughed. Her experience was echoed by many participants at the Golden Games, but all said the social aspect and size of the competition is the best part. “We meet a lot of really nice people and the attitudes are fantastic,” Melizener said. “People are still with it and energetic and looking forward to the next day.” Melizener, Meyer, Gomez and Dunn see each other just once a year – at the Golden Games. But they get along so well that they have planned on getting together in Linda Meyer, Julie Gomez and Charlotte Melizener, Sharon Dunn [not pictured] - O’Fallon, MO the past. This year, they made a promise to each other that they will get together during the year to golf and stay in touch. Maybe playing sports or competing athletically isn’t for everyone, but when it comes to life lessons, it’s hard to argue with voices that hold such wisdom. Maschal and others said it’s not too early to start training for May 2018. The only requirement is that participants must be at least 50 years old by April of the year of the games. Gold, Silver and Bronze medals are awarded in each age group. Registration will appear on the games’ website [] as next year’s event draw near. ON THE COVER: Galen and Linda Bird - Lake St. Louis. [Photos by DeAnne LeBlanc and Sandy Wirtz] MID RIVERS HOME PAGES Brad Thomas Stairs •Baluster Replacement •Staircase Remodeling Brad Thomas 314-954-2050 Wildwood Add the elegance of iron in 2 days or less! ARBORISTPLUS TREE SERVICE • SINCE 1994 Deadwooding • Pruning • Removal • Trimming Stump Grinding • Emergency Tree Service • Gutter Cleaning 314.378.4686 • FREE Estimates! Fully Insured & Licensed THE FAN MAN INSTAllATIoN ProFESSIoNAlS Ceiling Fans • Wholehouse Fans Gable Vent Fans • Recessed Lighting Specializing in installation for two story homes with no wiring on first floor. When Handyman Quality Just Won't Do. (314) 510-6400 SPRING ROOF INSPECTION • Missing Shingles • Leaking Roof • Wind/Hail Damage • Been Denied on Claims A-Tech Exteriors Construction • Exteriors • Roofing 636-459-9076 Call Today! Inspected Today! • 1 Room Or Entire Basement • FREE Design Service • Finish What You Started • As Low As $15 sq. ft. • Professional Painters, Drywall Hangers & Tapers Call Rich on cell 314.713.1388 SPRING SPECIAL *1/2 OFF PICK-UP/DELIVERY WITH TRACTOR TUNE-UP OR COMPLETED REPAIR *New customers only 636-978-0292 When you want it done right the first time... We’re the place to check out first. 636.591.0010 TOP GUNN DECK & FENCE TOP GUNN FAMILY CONSTRUCTION Now Scheduling Spring Projects! Custom Decks • Concrete Int/Ext Paint • Powerwashing Staining • Sealing • Fences • Siding Windows • Gutters • Sun Rooms • Pole Barns Snow Removal • Kitchens & Baths Carpentry • Drywall • Remodeling “WE DO IT ALL” 16 Years Experience Senior, Military, & First Responder Discounts Free Estimates 636.466.3956 MID RIVERS H O M E P A G E S

FACEBOOK.COM/MIDRIVERSNEWSMAGAZINE MIDRIVERSNEWSMAGAZINE.COM EVENTS, from page 28 the movie “The Secret Life of Pets” at 8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 16 in Boulevard Park, 2550 Lake Saint Louis Blvd. FESTIVALS AND CONCERTS Missouri River Irish Fest, billed as the largest free Irish festival in the Midwest, is Friday, May 26 through Sunday, May 28 in Frontier Park, 222 S. Riverside Drive in Saint Charles. Irish vendors, food and drink, live music and a children’s area are featured. Activity times vary; visit www.moriveririshfest. com for details. • • • Food Truck Frenzy in Sports Park is from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Friday, June 2 at O’Fallon Sports Park, 3589 Hwy. K. Admission and parking are free. Biscuits and Gravy entertain with country, rock and Top 40 hits. Features boutique trucks and a carnival with games, giveaways and trivia. For details, visit www. • • • Sunset Fridays continues with Delta Sol Revival on Friday, June 2 from 6:30- 8:30 p.m. at 370 Lakeside Park, 1000 Lakeside Park Drive in St. Peters. Outside alcoholic beverages may not be brought into the Corporate Pavilion area. Food, soft drinks and beer sold at the pavilion. For details, visit • • • The Lake Saint Louis Summer Concert Series begins with David Graham from 7-10 p.m. on Saturday, June 3 at 598 Windjammer Pointe. Concert-goers may bring chairs, food and beverages. Glass is prohibited. For details, visit • • • The O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert Series begins with My Friend Mike on June 6 from 6:30-9 p.m. at Civic Park Bandstand, 308 Civic Park Drive. Admission and parking are free. Food truck and concessions available. Bring chairs or blankets for lawn seating. For details, visit www. or call the O’Fallon Events Hotline at (636) 379-5614. • • • The Kids’ Summer Drama Camp of Wentzville Christian Church presents Disney’s “The Lion King Jr.” at 7 p.m. on Friday, June 9 and 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at 1507 Hwy. Z in Wentzville. Admission is free. Over 60 local youth present this fun, inspiring and highenergy stage production that includes all the familiar songs from “The Lion King.” For more information, call (636) 327- 6622 or visit • • • Pride St. Charles’ 3rd Annual Pride Festival is on Saturday, June 17 at Frontier Park, 500 S. Riverside Drive in Saint Charles. This free festival features a family-friendly atmosphere, vendors, resources, faith-based organizations, food, nonprofit exhibitors, youth village, dog adoption and all-day entertainment on the MasterCard Main Stage. For more details, visit • • • The Dardenne Prairie Summer Concert Series continues with Butch Wax and The Hollywoods from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, June 17 at City Hall Park, 2032 Hanley Road. Residents and visitors are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and blankets. Concessions are available for purchase. For details, visit SPECIAL INTEREST Historic Heald Home and Zumwalt’s Fort open for self-guided tours from 12-3 p.m. on the second and fourth Sundays of the month, through September 24, at Fort Zumwalt Park, 1000 Jessup Drive in O’Fallon. Admission for both is $5 per person, and kids 10 and under are free. Call (636) 379-5614 for questions or to arrange a group tour. • • • Mid-Central District of the Federated Garden Clubs of Missouri [FGCM] presents a Flower Show from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 7 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday, June 8 at the Immanuel Lutheran Fellowship Hall, 632 East Hwy. N in Wentzville. Features flower designs, horticulture classes and special exhibits. Participants are garden club members from the Saint Charles area and nearby counties. Admission is free. • • • American Legion Post 313 sponsors an ITPA, MSTPA and X-CALIBERsanctioned Truck and Tractor Pull from 6:30-11:30 p.m. on Friday, June 9 at Lone Wolf Park, 2 Main Street in Old Town St. Peters. Tractor Pull starts at 7 p.m. Tickets are $17 per person; 12 and under are free. Food and beer garden tents. There also is an Amateur-Level Garden Tractor Pull on Saturday, June 10; gates open at 3 p.m. and pull starts at 6 p.m. Admission is free. • • • The 2017 Lake Saint Louis Triathlon takes place on Saturday, August 19 at the LSL Community Association, 100 Cognac Court in Lake Saint Louis. This is the oldest organized triathlon in the St. Louis metro area. Competitors challenge themselves with open-water swimming and biking/running through hilly terrain. Register by July 31; no race-day entry allowed. 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