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Vol. 27 No. 6 • March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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20<strong>22</strong><br />

CARDINALS<br />

PREVIEW<br />

PLUS: 20<strong>22</strong> ELECTION PREVIEW


Let’s restore Rockwood’s Legacy –<br />

TOGETHER.<br />

WE, the Families of Rockwood believe<br />

A quality education is the path to a life of discovery, self-fulfillment,<br />

and happiness. All students must be treated equally no matter<br />

their ethnicity, gender, family status, physical or intellectual abilities.<br />

Rockwood School District has a responsibility and obligation to:<br />

• Academically prepare its students for a post-secondary<br />

career or education.<br />

• Provide a safe environment from all forms of physical,<br />

emotional, and intellectual bullying.<br />

• Be transparent and inclusive of the parents, teachers and<br />

taxpayers in the district.<br />

• Enable teachers to focus on their academic responsibilities.<br />

Our teachers are worn out. Let’s alleviate the added strain<br />

by reducing demands beyond teaching academics.<br />

THANK YOU<br />

• We want to thank the thousands of neighbors who have opened<br />

their doors to hear our story.<br />

• We want to thank the hundreds of volunteers who have worked<br />

thousands of hours canvassing Rockwood’s neighborhoods<br />

to give out our literature and install signs for our campaign.<br />

• We want to thank the hundreds of donors who have donated<br />

tens of thousands of dollars to get the word out about our vision<br />

for Rockwood School District.<br />

• We especially want to thank the courageous teachers who have<br />

flocked to our campaign in the interest of restoring Rockwood’s<br />

legacy of academic excellence.<br />

• We also want to thank the campaign team for their tireless work<br />

to host our website, design our literature, and file all of our<br />

financial reports.<br />

• Finally, we want to thank all of the parents, students, teachers, and<br />

taxpayers who are going to vote for Izzy Imig on Tuesday, April 5th.<br />

PAID FOR BY IZZY IMIG FOR ROCKWOOD, TIM BUSS—TREASURER


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STAR PARKER<br />

A morally weak Biden<br />

invites Putin’s advances<br />

I wrote last week (March 9 issue) about<br />

the collapse of the Soviet Union as result of<br />

the strength, moral clarity and leadership<br />

of President Ronald Reagan.<br />

I quoted Reagan’s observation that the<br />

ultimate battle we fight, around the world<br />

and at home, is one of good and evil.<br />

This battle never ends. Evil always seeks<br />

to advance, constantly in search of the<br />

retreat of the presence of good, as it seeks<br />

opportunities for expansion.<br />

There simply is no other way to understand<br />

the horrible realities we confront<br />

today.<br />

Russian President Vladimir Putin is an<br />

evil man. A murderer and a thief. He chose<br />

to advance his outrageous and murderous<br />

agenda because he understood that opposite<br />

him in the world stood weakness and<br />

moral relativism, not strength and moral<br />

clarity.<br />

While Putin utilizes Russia’s prodigious<br />

production of oil and gas as a major<br />

weapon in his war of aggression, the Biden<br />

administration is fighting its own war<br />

against America’s oil and gas industry.<br />

I wrote recently about Biden’s nomination<br />

of Sarah Bloom Raskin to be<br />

vice chair for supervision at the Federal<br />

Reserve Board of Governors. Raskin is a<br />

leading voice to shut down America’s oil<br />

and gas industry, which she called “a dying<br />

industry.”<br />

Under President Donald Trump, America’s<br />

oil and gas industry was booming.<br />

However, the Biden administration<br />

returned the United States to the Paris<br />

Agreement on climate change, from which<br />

Trump withdrew.<br />

Biden canceled the Keystone XL pipeline<br />

that would have delivered 830,000<br />

barrels per day of Canadian crude oil to the<br />

United States.<br />

And the Biden administration has committed<br />

to blocking any new oil and gas<br />

development on federal lands. One of the<br />

first victims has been suspending oil and<br />

gas leasing in Alaska’s Arctic National<br />

Wildlife Refuge.<br />

Now, as Americans see prices at the<br />

gas pump skyrocketing, and as Biden and<br />

Democrats worry about the fallout of this<br />

in an election year, the Biden administration<br />

is turning hat-in-hand for supplies to<br />

socialist despot Nicolas Maduro in Venezuela,<br />

who ruined his own country and was<br />

sanctioned by Trump.<br />

Biden also is turning to Gulf producers<br />

Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates<br />

to increase production.<br />

Aside from the rocky relations we now<br />

have with Saudi Arabia as the result of<br />

misguided Biden diplomacy, the Saudis<br />

and Emiratis are concerned, as The Wall<br />

Street Journal points out, about alienating<br />

the Russians, who now are a force in the<br />

Middle East.<br />

How is it that the Russians have become<br />

power brokers in the Middle East?<br />

Israeli leader and former Soviet dissident<br />

Natan Sharansky writes in The Wall Street<br />

Journal that the Russians stepped in as a<br />

force in the Middle East to fill a strategic<br />

vacuum left when the Obama administration,<br />

of which our current president was<br />

a part, chose to ignore its threat to stand<br />

against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad’s<br />

use of chemical weapons against his own<br />

citizens. Then the Obama administration<br />

followed up with its ill-conceived nuclear<br />

deal with Iran, which Trump pulled out of<br />

and now the Biden administration is working<br />

to renew.<br />

Iran poses a threat to Gulf oil producers<br />

such as Saudi Arabia and the UAE and also<br />

to Israel, which it threatens to destroy.<br />

Sharansky notes that after Obama’s<br />

retreat, the Russians set up a military base<br />

in Syria and now broker its air space. Israel<br />

is dependent on Russian goodwill to allow<br />

them to counter Iranian aggression in Syria,<br />

a direct threat to their security.<br />

Two seats on the board of America’s<br />

largest oil company, ExxonMobil, were<br />

gained last year by Wall Street climate<br />

change activists committed to transform<br />

the oil company to “clean” energy.<br />

Among Wall Street climate change activists<br />

is Larry Fink, CEO of BlackRock, the<br />

largest money manager in the world.<br />

Perhaps our president and these billionaire<br />

leftists can explain their logic to the<br />

Ukrainian citizens now being murdered by<br />

Putin.<br />

• • •<br />

Star Parker is president of the Center<br />

for Urban Renewal and Education and<br />

host of the weekly television show “Cure<br />

America with Star Parker.”<br />

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4 I OPINION I<br />

March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

WEST NEWSMAGAZINE<br />

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Thank you, Ballwin Police<br />

In recent months I’ve seen numerous<br />

people being pulled over for speeding in<br />

front of my home.<br />

I want you officers to know you are so<br />

appreciated for keeping our community<br />

safe. I watch you very carefully until your<br />

business is completed and you are back in<br />

your car safely. I see you. I have your back.<br />

C. Forsyth<br />

Regarding ‘Evil Empire’<br />

Let me first start by saying I love the<br />

way Star Parker writes. She writes a true<br />

editorial piece and not just an opinion fluff<br />

piece. She does not rant or rave, but gets<br />

right to the point. And she has a moral<br />

compass.<br />

Starr’s piece on “Evil Empire” was<br />

brilliant. She took quotes from a past<br />

President, who was an avid adversarial of<br />

Communism with laser focus on Russia.<br />

She scrapped a few words, moral will and<br />

faith.<br />

And she added statistics to boulder her<br />

point, that the world has lost its compass,<br />

faith, and the result is the decline of moral<br />

will. I agree with Starr, Reagan spoke as a<br />

prophet.<br />

One thing I wondered about is the<br />

validity of the statistics in the article. I<br />

am not faulting Starr. I believe those are<br />

the accurate numbers that were collected.<br />

But I wonder how many people know the<br />

definition of “Christian” anymore. My<br />

point is, with the decline of practicing a<br />

religion, studying the Bible, or even discussing<br />

faith, the definition of “Christian”<br />

may not be known to many. Believing in<br />

God alone is not the definition of “Christian.”<br />

Consequently, the number of people<br />

claiming to be Christians may not actually<br />

be accurate.<br />

My opinion is if parents did a better job<br />

of giving their children something good<br />

to believe in, there may be fewer people<br />

turning to believe in government, which is<br />

more and more turning out to be evil. Give<br />

them faith and a moral compass.<br />

Sharon DelPietro<br />

Responding to<br />

‘Preventing malnnutrition’<br />

In her reply to the editorial “Preventing<br />

malnutrition,” Carol Hazlip surmised that<br />

“... we are fighting a losing battle ... if we<br />

don’t also encourage nations to control<br />

their populations,” citing Kenya’s population<br />

density as proof.<br />

It is important to know the statistics.<br />

Monaco, Singapore and even Vatican City,<br />

with some of the wealthiest residents in the<br />

world, all have much denser populations<br />

than Kenya, which is the size of Texas and<br />

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not even in the top 10. Cambodia, Afghanistan,<br />

Pakistan and even North Korea, are<br />

less densely populated but have higher<br />

infant mortality rates than Kenya. Yemen,<br />

Liberia, Pakistan, Haiti, Afghanistan and<br />

Korea, all have higher rates of starvation<br />

than Kenya (ranking 29).<br />

A friend from Kenya previously encouraged<br />

me to research it’s corrupt and cruel<br />

history of “population control.”<br />

According to numerous articles (including<br />

NIH’s Library of Medicine) in the<br />

early 1990’s, with funding from the The<br />

U.S. Institute of Child Health and Human<br />

Development, WHO and the United<br />

Nations and World Bank Population Funds,<br />

thousands of unsuspecting women of<br />

child-bearing age, in the poorest countries<br />

were given multiple injections of a “tetanus”<br />

vaccine. Suspicious of the protocols<br />

of multiple injections, along with excluding<br />

males and children, Human Life International<br />

tested these “vaccines” in more<br />

than 60 countries and found them to be<br />

laced with the anti-fertility drug hCG, used<br />

to prevent pregnancy.<br />

The best way to solve any problem is to<br />

start by knowing statistics. It seems conclusive<br />

that the nations with higher levels<br />

of corruption also allow higher rates of<br />

starvation.<br />

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They’ll arrive at your door as innocent as children, longing for the<br />

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“Of course, we won’t mind if you look around,” you’ll say. “It’s<br />

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People will come, Ray.<br />

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WHERE ARE MY KEYS? Chesterfield Police Officer Brian Branson went<br />

above and beyond the call of duty in early March when he descended into a<br />

sewer to help a local shopper retrieve her car keys. (Source: Chesterfield PD)<br />

news<br />

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BALLWIN<br />

Construction underway<br />

on new police station<br />

In spring 2019, the Ballwin Board of<br />

Aldermen enlisted the planning, architecture<br />

and design firm JEMA to do a needs<br />

assessment study on whether to renovate<br />

or replace the existing police station fronting<br />

Vlasis Park. Now, the city has finally<br />

broken ground.<br />

“Many of you may have seen that we’re<br />

under construction at the site of the new<br />

police station (behind Regions Bank at<br />

14915 Manchester Road),” City Administrator<br />

Eric Sterman announced at the<br />

board’s March 14 meeting. “They’re doing<br />

the earth work right now, which mostly<br />

involves a lot of digging dirt and hauling<br />

(it out) in dump trucks. We’re starting to<br />

see the site getting leveled out and getting<br />

ready to be built on. So, that’s exciting!”<br />

Despite his excitement, Sterman did<br />

have a major point to drive home regarding<br />

the previously agreed-upon construction<br />

timeline of 420 days for the new facility.<br />

It dealt with how to handle change orders,<br />

especially ones regarding extra costs, in a<br />

timely fashion to avoid project delays.<br />

Sterman was adamant in not waiting<br />

any longer in getting permission to handle<br />

those potential money increases.<br />

“In normal purchasing situations, the city<br />

administrator can approve purchases up to<br />

$50,000, and anything above that would<br />

have to go before the board for approval,”<br />

Sterman noted. “I’m not sure how you’ve<br />

done it in the past, but with Wright Construction,<br />

there’s what’s called an allowance<br />

of $100,000 that was built into the<br />

contract, so that would not need additional<br />

approval. But where we would need some<br />

authority for approval is if it goes outside<br />

that allowance.”<br />

Sterman was granted unanimous<br />

approval for expenditures outside the<br />

allowance. In return, he promised to get<br />

back to the board if anything went beyond<br />

the $520,000 contingency amount set for<br />

the project.<br />

CHESTERFIELD<br />

City opens Community Center<br />

The city of Chesterfield has a new<br />

20,000-square-foot space for seniors and<br />

other community programs, courtesy of<br />

a partnership with The Staenberg Group,<br />

which has purchased the mall for redevelopment.<br />

The Community Center is located<br />

inside the Chesterfield Mall on the second<br />

floor next to Macy’s. This is the same location<br />

previously used by St. Luke’s for its<br />

COVID-19 vaccination site and includes<br />

restrooms and multiple meeting rooms.<br />

The Chesterfield Parks, Recreation &<br />

Arts Department is growing programs<br />

quickly and the Community Center was<br />

the answer to expand its courses to all<br />

residents. Programs to be held in the new<br />

space include bingos, speaker series, adult<br />

and youth activities, educational classes,<br />

health screenings and more.<br />

Hours of operation are 8 a.m.-12:30 p.m.,<br />

unless a program is offered at a different<br />

time. For a list of programs offered, visit<br />

chesterfield.mo.us and search “programs<br />

and events.”<br />

ELLISVILLE<br />

Government Center open<br />

house planned<br />

After two full years of COVID-19-induced<br />

virtual meetings, the city of Ellisville<br />

will return to in-person City Hall<br />

meetings starting April 6.<br />

That decision received unanimous<br />

approval at the March 16 City Council<br />

meeting and it perfectly coincided with<br />

another Work Session topic that also<br />

passed unanimously. Namely, the hosting<br />

of an open house-style work session at 6<br />

p.m. on April 6 to showcase the city’s plans<br />

for a new Government Center.<br />

“I’d like to have that work session be<br />

about an hour for discussion and have<br />

our architects there,” City Manaager Bill<br />

Schwer said. “I think we’re really close<br />

to the bid documents phase of the project.<br />

I’d like to do this in person. We’ll have<br />

our consultant here, renderings, building<br />

layout information and just<br />

let our residents see what<br />

we’re into and get excited<br />

about this new government<br />

center.”<br />

Regarding the move<br />

back to in-person meetings,<br />

council member Rob<br />

Compton (District 1) asked,<br />

“Where are we on the ability<br />

to stream meetings<br />

for people who still don’t<br />

want to go in person; not<br />

the council, but residents?<br />

It’s my primary concern<br />

that it’s a small room and<br />

if people want to attend, I<br />

can understand them being<br />

a little discouraged … even before the<br />

coronavirus.”<br />

Schwer said that live streaming can take<br />

place right away for anyone wanting to<br />

watch and hear future meetings, but he’s<br />

still waiting to receive an order for Owl<br />

video conferencing, which would allow<br />

audience participation, such as in the<br />

Zoom meetings.<br />

Council member Mick Cahill (District 2)<br />

had an entirely different take on audience<br />

participation.<br />

“I would just like to say that, prior to the<br />

pandemic, we were never concerned about<br />

what somebody in their living room wanted<br />

to say to us during a meeting. If people are<br />

interested in what’s happening in our city,<br />

they usually get up, come down and sit<br />

through the meetings. That’s all worked for<br />

years,” Cahill said. “I’ve been in this town<br />

for 30 years. Every time, I got up, left my<br />

house and went to the meeting.<br />

“So, my worry is, if technology is going<br />

to be so that we can sit at our houses, or<br />

sit on a beach and stream from our city, I<br />

think we’re not going to get what we really<br />

want. If people are concerned about what’s<br />

happening in our city, they will show up in<br />

our city. As far as this pandemic, whether<br />

it’s over or not, nobody knows. I don’t<br />

think we should be thinking about the<br />

person who will miss a meeting because<br />

they didn’t want to show up. I know the<br />

way that governments work. They work in<br />

a chamber. For every portion of the government,<br />

that’s how it works and that’s how<br />

I’d like to keep it. If people want to come<br />

to it, they’re welcome, and we open our<br />

arms to anybody who wants to show up.”<br />

MANCHESTER<br />

Deadline approaches for<br />

Hometown Heroes program<br />

The city of Manchester’s Veterans Commission’s<br />

Hometown Heroes banner program,<br />

part of a national program, honors<br />

past and present members of the Armed<br />

Forces by featuring veterans<br />

on banners along Manchester<br />

Road.<br />

Banners can be purchased<br />

by veterans, or their<br />

families, and feature the<br />

hero’s name, rank, photo,<br />

service era, branch of service<br />

and years in the service.<br />

The banners will be<br />

on display from May to<br />

October, and then returned<br />

to the families during a<br />

special ceremony.<br />

Banners cost $150 and<br />

are double sided with<br />

grommets, wind flaps and<br />

UV protection.<br />

The deadline to order a banner is April 1.<br />

For more information, call (636) <strong>22</strong>7-<br />

1385, ext. 104 or email kmiller@manchestermo.gov.<br />

Flags of Valor photos<br />

sought for exhibition<br />

The Manchester Veterans Commission is<br />

working with the Manchester Parks, Recreation<br />

and Arts Department on a Flags of<br />

Valor photo exhibition.<br />

The department is collecting photos of<br />

the Flags of Valor which were flown on<br />

Art Hill in Forest Park last year. Each flag<br />

held the dog tag and photo of an American<br />

service member who died in the combat<br />

theater in the war on terror since Sept. 11,<br />

2001. The veterans commission played<br />

an instrumental role in making the 20th<br />

anniversary Flags of Valor display happen.<br />

Commission members voluntarily completed<br />

hundreds of service hours, pairing<br />

dog tags with photos, installing the flags on<br />

Art Hill and serving as docents, or guides<br />

to the display.<br />

The display drew hundreds of visitors.<br />

Now, the city is hoping that area residents,<br />

age 18 or older, who captured the beauty,<br />

solemnity and grandeur of Flags of Valor<br />

will share their photos.<br />

There is no cost to participate in the<br />

photo exhibition. Up to three original


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works will be accepted per artist. Reproductions<br />

will not be accepted. Photos<br />

must be of one of the three Flags of Valor<br />

installations on Art Hill (10th anniversary<br />

in 2011, 15th anniversary in 2016, or<br />

the 20th anniversary in 2021). No other<br />

photos will be accepted.<br />

All entries must be printed on photographic<br />

paper, and matted or mounted<br />

using a lightweight photo mat board, foam<br />

core, or heavy card stock. Mounting material<br />

must be gray, black, or white only.<br />

Frames and glass are not allowed, nor are<br />

gallery wraps or metal prints.<br />

The minimum image size allowed is 4 x<br />

6 inches mounted on an 8-by-10-inch mat<br />

board. The maximum acceptable photo<br />

image size is 18 x 24 inches, mounted on<br />

an 18-by-24-inch mat board.<br />

To submit your photos, visit manchester.<br />

mo.gov and search “Flags of Valor.” Questions<br />

can be directed to arts@manchestermo.gov<br />

or by calling (636) 391-6326,<br />

ext. 402.<br />

career-boosting certificates or work toward<br />

a master’s degree from Missouri University<br />

of Science and Technology have a<br />

local option beginning April 4. Missouri<br />

S&T will offer in-person classes at the<br />

University of Missouri-St. Louis Computer<br />

Education and Training Center, 12837<br />

Flushing Meadows Drive in <strong>West</strong> St. Louis<br />

County.<br />

“I’m so excited S&T will offer face-toface<br />

courses in St. Louis, starting with<br />

mechanical engineering in the spring, then<br />

adding civil engineering in the summer,”<br />

said Dr. Beth Concepción, vice provost<br />

for corporate and professional education<br />

at Missouri S&T. “It has been a few years<br />

since S&T had a presence in St. Louis with<br />

in-person courses. I think people are ready<br />

to meet safely face-to-face again.”<br />

Concepción says most of the courses<br />

are offered in a compressed, eight-week<br />

format to give working professionals a<br />

chance to expedite their graduate certificate<br />

and master’s degree progression. The<br />

courses will have the same syllabus and<br />

quality of instruction that students receive<br />

on the Rolla campus.<br />

The program launches with a mechanical<br />

engineering intermediate dynamics course<br />

beginning April 4, taught by S&T adjunct<br />

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professor Kenneth Buckholtz of Boeing<br />

Co. The class is scheduled from 6-8:30<br />

p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and counts<br />

as credit toward a master of science degree<br />

in mechanical engineering. It also counts<br />

as an elective for a certificate in Composite<br />

Materials or Structures and Control Systems.<br />

Three non-thesis master’s degrees are<br />

offered through the program: master of engineering,<br />

master of mechanical engineering<br />

and master of aerospace engineering.<br />

Face-to-face classes in civil engineering<br />

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WEST COUNTY<br />

School districts extend<br />

community partnership<br />

The Parkway and Rockwood school<br />

districts have approved, through 2034, an<br />

ongoing partnership to provide community<br />

education services through the nonprofit<br />

Parkway-Rockwood Community Education<br />

organization.<br />

The current partnership between the<br />

two districts has been in place since July<br />

1, 2014, marking eight successful years of<br />

the collaboration. The approved extension<br />

continues the partnership through June 30,<br />

2034.<br />

“The partnership has resulted in expanded<br />

and enhanced programs for families in<br />

Rockwood,” said Dr. Timothy Ricker,<br />

interim superintendent of the Rockwood<br />

School District. “We look forward to continuing<br />

this partnership with Parkway to<br />

provide additional opportunities for our<br />

students and families.”<br />

Dr. Keith Marty, superintendent of the<br />

Parkway School District, said, “The programs<br />

offered by Community Ed continue<br />

to provide added value and benefit for<br />

Parkway families. Through this partnership,<br />

Parkway and Rockwood have created<br />

a national model for Community Ed for<br />

what can be achieved when school districts<br />

proactively work together.”<br />

For more information about Parkway-<br />

Rockwood Community Ed, visit prcommunityed.org.<br />

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Candidates running opposed for municipal<br />

and board of education positions in the<br />

April 5 Election were asked to answer the<br />

following questions: 1. What inspired you<br />

to run for this office? 2. What are your priorities<br />

if elected? Candidates are listed in<br />

ballot order. Incumbents have an asterisk<br />

after their name. Candidates in all races are<br />

listed; however, only opposed candidates<br />

were asked to participate.<br />

BALLWIN • Board of Aldermen<br />

• Ward 1 Michael Finley*<br />

• Ward 2 Kevin Roach*<br />

• Ward 3 Frank Fleming*<br />

• Ward 4 David Siegel<br />

CHESTERFIELD • City Council<br />

• Ward 1 Mary Monachella*<br />

• Ward 2 Mary Ann Mastorakos*<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. When our single-family neighborhood<br />

was threatened with a 286 multifamily<br />

development, it was a call to<br />

action to get involved and understand<br />

local government, zoning regulations,<br />

and ordinances. As a leader in Preserve<br />

Schoettler, I was driven to be a part of<br />

the solution for all residents and ensure<br />

that they have a voice in government. I<br />

have watched Chesterfield evolve from<br />

a farming community to a thriving city.<br />

In my four years on the Chesterfield City<br />

Council I have worked and will continue<br />

to work to keep our government small<br />

and our city safe and beautiful. Email me<br />

at mam636@gmail.com.<br />

2. I will continue to put residents first,<br />

listen and respond. I will protect the<br />

integrity of residential neighborhoods.<br />

I will support sound redevelopment of<br />

Chesterfield Mall so that it becomes a<br />

community asset and make sure that<br />

Olive Boulevard/Clarkson Road does<br />

not become a Manchester Road. I will<br />

continue to vote to operate the city with<br />

a conservative budget and maintain a<br />

healthy fund reserve. Above all, I will<br />

support our police, parks, and public<br />

services for the residents. I am steadfast<br />

in supporting more green space and the<br />

completion of the Riparian and Levee<br />

trails.<br />

• Ward 2 William Wu<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. I am a retired scientist, I want to make<br />

a contribution to our community, I am a<br />

good listener with open mind, and I can<br />

bring fresh blood to our municipal government.<br />

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2. My priorities if elected are keep the<br />

most efficient way to use our hard-earned<br />

taxpayer money; support our law enforcement<br />

to make our community safer; and<br />

keep higher standards of our city environment.<br />

• Ward 3 Michael Moore*<br />

• Ward 4 Merrell Hansen<br />

merrellhansen.com<br />

1. Ward 4 has been my family’s home<br />

for more than four decades. As chair of<br />

Chesterfield’s Planning Commission (serving<br />

since 2013), I hear residents share<br />

ideas regarding land use, zoning, amenities,<br />

green space, walkways and gathering<br />

places – we have defined a unique “Chesterfield<br />

Way.” My experience inspires me<br />

to step-up to help manage the changes we<br />

face. I am able to commit substantial time.<br />

I welcome conversations we will have<br />

together as Ward 4’s new and authentic<br />

voice – protecting neighborhoods, maintaining<br />

our small-town charm. No one will<br />

work harder to ensure we grow sensibly for<br />

a bright future.<br />

2. Strengthen communication with<br />

residents so that they are aware of issues<br />

and can share ideas. We need to explore<br />

new ways to involve residents in the<br />

life of our city. Town hall meetings are<br />

possibilities. I will vigorously advocate<br />

for residents’ concerns. Critical services<br />

such as law enforcement will be budget<br />

priorities as I steward the wise-use of tax<br />

dollars. Taxes should be used carefully<br />

to provide needed community services.<br />

Redevelopment of the mall/urban core<br />

will bring change to Chesterfield. I will<br />

continue guiding the process to create an<br />

inviting asset, benefiting residents while<br />

protecting the residential neighborhoods<br />

we cherish.<br />

• Ward 4 Tamarah Wagner<br />

tamarahwagnerforchesterfield.com<br />

1. My family is what inspires me to run.<br />

Everything that I do in my life revolves<br />

around my family. I am running for Chesterfield<br />

City Council because I want to live<br />

in a community that I can continue to be<br />

proud of and where I know my children’s<br />

are safe and in a welcoming community.<br />

I feel a sense of commitment to serve my<br />

community, whether that is as a volunteer<br />

for my children schools or as an elected<br />

city official. In order to facilitate positive<br />

change, you have to be true to yourself,<br />

and be an active force to make a better<br />

community.<br />

2. My priorities are: No new taxes,<br />

government transparency and public<br />

safety. We are currently at 7.5% inflation<br />

rate in the U.S. Americans don’t need to<br />

be subjected to another tax. Chesterfield<br />

residents expect transparency with their<br />

government. We need to make sure there<br />

are no “closed door meetings” and that<br />

people are being heard when they have<br />

concerns. I will work tirelessly to make<br />

sure our families are safe. Commitment<br />

to our exemplary police department is my<br />

top priority. We must make sure that our<br />

top-notched police force has the resources<br />

to hire and retain the best officers who<br />

graciously protect us every day.<br />

CLARKSON VALLEY •<br />

Board of Aldermen<br />

• Ward 1 Susan P. McNamara*<br />

• Ward 2 Julie Ann Blanner*<br />

• Ward 3 Lin R. Midyett*<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• Ward 3 Gregg Bogosian<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

CREVE COEUR • City Council<br />

• Ward 1 Heather Silverman*<br />

• Ward 2 Nicole Greer*<br />

• Ward 3 Sari Neudorf<br />

• Ward 4 Dan Tierney*<br />

DES PERES • Board of Aldermen<br />

• Mayor Mark Becker*<br />

• Ward 1 John Pound*<br />

• Ward 2 Dean Fitzpatrick*<br />

• Ward 3 Patrick Barrett*<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• Ward 3 Kathleen McKean Gmelich<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. Des Peres is currently facing significant<br />

challenges, such as assessing and<br />

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Louis County can vote at any polling<br />

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Polling Place Lookup tool on stlouiscountymo.gov<br />

under the Board of<br />

Elections tab.<br />

Election judges are needed. Registered<br />

Missouri voters who are age 18<br />

or older can apply online at stlouiscountymo.gov.<br />

Judges must declare<br />

a party affiliation, attend a training<br />

session prior to Election Day, have<br />

transportation to their assigned polling<br />

place, have a valid email address and<br />

addressing crime; determining the future<br />

of <strong>West</strong> County Mall and the Lodge; and<br />

developing the city’s next generation of<br />

leaders. An effective Board of Aldermen<br />

needs individuals who are independent<br />

thinkers and proactively represent their<br />

constituents. Aldermen should also have<br />

the education and experience to navigate<br />

the authority – and the limits of that<br />

authority – inherent in discharging their<br />

duties. I have consistently exhibited these<br />

qualities during my 20 years as an alderman,<br />

and I feel that the city could once<br />

again benefit from my service, especially<br />

during these pivotal times.<br />

2. My priorities are: Ensure Des Peres<br />

offers a superior level of city services,<br />

recreational opportunities and public<br />

safety (police/fire) protection, with public<br />

safety protection being priority No. 1.<br />

Proactively manage the fiscal and operational<br />

affairs of the city, with an emphasis<br />

on upholding its zero residential property<br />

tax policy. Enforce commercial and residential<br />

code compliance in order to protect<br />

the interests of Des Peres residents.<br />

Keep all citizens informed and involved,<br />

offering communication alternatives, both<br />

in real-time and on a continuing basis, on<br />

city matters, such as crime, proposed<br />

commercial development and road construction.<br />

ELLISVILLE • Mayor/City Council<br />

• Mayor Mike Roemerman*<br />

• District 1 Robert C. Compton*<br />

• District 2 Greg Sanborn*<br />

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Controversial project for rail/truck facility in Maryland Heights pulled<br />

By CATHY LENNY<br />

City officials in Chesterfield were<br />

elated to hear that the Precision Vehicle<br />

Holding project approved for Maryland<br />

Heights has been pulled.<br />

Precision Vehicle Holding, LLC, had<br />

sought a rezoning to permit construction<br />

of a vehicle storage and logistics facility<br />

that would store, receive and distribute<br />

new vehicles manufactured at the General<br />

Motors assembly plant in Wentzville.<br />

It would have been located on 91 acres<br />

between Hog Hollow Road and River<br />

Valley Drive.<br />

Despite the pleas from residents and<br />

the passing of a resolution opposing the<br />

project by the Chesterfield City Council,<br />

the Maryland Heights City Council unanimously<br />

approved the rezoning request at<br />

its Feb. 17 meeting.<br />

“Maryland Heights rezoned<br />

the property and have<br />

already shown a willingness<br />

to put (in) something<br />

compatible with heavy<br />

industrial uses. We’re<br />

concerned about what else<br />

they plan to put in there.”<br />

– McLeod Patton, president of<br />

the River Bend Association<br />

However on March 8, Erin LoRusso,<br />

planner at Maryland Heights, said the<br />

city is awaiting a letter to confirm Precision<br />

Vehicle’s decision to withdraw the<br />

project. (Editor’s note: The letter, dated<br />

March 2, was shared with <strong>West</strong> <strong>Newsmagazine</strong><br />

on March 9.)<br />

Chesterfield City Council member<br />

Barb McGuinness (Ward 1) got emotional<br />

making the announcement about<br />

the project at that body’s March 7 meeting.<br />

“Thousands of people would have<br />

been impacted,” she said through tears.<br />

“It feels like we have been in a foreign<br />

country fighting this thing.”<br />

The facility would have been operating<br />

nearly 24 hours a day with noise and<br />

lights, and vehicles arriving in car carriers<br />

being offloaded to ship to dealers all<br />

over the nation, McGuinness said.<br />

She said she thought GM was probably<br />

shocked at the outpouring of rancor<br />

toward the project and didn’t want to risk<br />

losing a potential 50,000 Chesterfield<br />

customers.<br />

Council member Mary Monachella<br />

(Ward 1) added that the attorney for<br />

Precision Vehicle, who suggested at the<br />

Maryland Heights meeting that Chesterfield<br />

officials did the same thing by<br />

allowing subdivisions to be built on the<br />

bluff overlooking Chesterfield Commons,<br />

was way off base.<br />

McLeod Patton, president of the River<br />

Bend Association, offered a word of caution<br />

on all of the celebratory reactions.<br />

He warned that, while residents were<br />

relieved the project has been called off,<br />

it was not a complete victory.<br />

“Maryland Heights rezoned the property<br />

and have already shown a willingness<br />

to put (in) something compatible with<br />

heavy industrial uses,” he said. “We’re<br />

concerned about what else they plan to<br />

put in there.”<br />

Residents who opposed the project are<br />

still planning to meet to stay abreast of<br />

any future developments at the site. They<br />

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With new and exciting<br />

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As the current Chair<br />

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claim they only found out about this one<br />

through an anonymous source.<br />

McGuinness said she is grateful to<br />

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there is a culture of openness and transparency.<br />

She said that even with all the<br />

anguish and concern posed to the Maryland<br />

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By KATE UPTERGROVE<br />

St. Louis County has four charter amendments<br />

on its ballot for the April 5 election.<br />

Proposition A asks voters to decide if<br />

the county charter should be amended in<br />

regard to how salaries of certain employees,<br />

who were appointed by the county<br />

executive and report to that office, are<br />

shown in the county budget. Currently,<br />

those salaries are assigned to other departments’<br />

budgets rather than to the office of<br />

the county executive.<br />

On Dec. 7, during the County Council<br />

meeting at which the ballot measures were<br />

approved, county council member Mark<br />

Harder (R-District 7) described Proposition<br />

A as giving voters a say in how salaries are<br />

accounted for within the county’s budget.<br />

“It brings about better transparency so that<br />

we can actually find out the exact cost of what<br />

it costs to run the county executive’s office,”<br />

Harder said. “Right now, many of the county<br />

executive’s employees, those salaries are put<br />

into other departments’ budgets and this has<br />

been done for 20 or 30 years.”<br />

Harder estimated that eight to 10 peoples’<br />

salaries are “hidden, so to speak, in other<br />

departments’ budgets.”<br />

But council member Ernie Trakas<br />

(R-District 6), speaking on Dec. 7, countered<br />

that those salaries are “hiding in plain<br />

sight and easily discoverable in the other<br />

departments’ budgets.”<br />

In his remarks before the council’s vote<br />

to place the measure on the ballot, Harder<br />

pointed back to the Steve Stenger administration<br />

and the county audit that followed<br />

its collapse. He said the practice “was the<br />

recommendation that Auditor Nicole Galloway<br />

gave to this body on making sure<br />

that all these monies were accounted for in<br />

the proper departments.”<br />

Proposition A, if passed, also would<br />

amend the county charter to “eliminate the<br />

authority of department heads to employ<br />

one executive assistant and one secretary<br />

for each of them outside of the (county’s)<br />

merit system.”<br />

Only Trakas voted not to put Proposition<br />

A on the April 5 Ballot.<br />

County voters also will have the opportunity<br />

to vote on Proposition B, which<br />

would amend the charter “to change the<br />

requirements for the position of county<br />

executive so that the county executive<br />

shall hold no other employment nor shall<br />

the county executive perform work as an<br />

independent contractor during the term of<br />

office ….” Key to Proposition B is that it<br />

puts language into the charter that would<br />

require the county executive to forfeit the<br />

office if either restriction is violated.<br />

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County asks voters to decide on<br />

four charter amendments<br />

As Harder pointed out in an interview on<br />

March 17, the council’s ethics committee,<br />

of which he is chair, is currently in litigation<br />

over County Executive Dr. Sam Page<br />

continuing to perform as an anesthesiologist<br />

on a limited basis.<br />

According to Harder, “The charter says,<br />

in pretty plain language, that you have to<br />

devote your entire time to the position. …<br />

The idea is a couple of reasons: Not to be<br />

distracted by the responsibilities of another<br />

job is one idea.”<br />

Harder also pointed to the idea that<br />

a county executive could be swayed in<br />

making decisions by an employer. But he<br />

noted that, in his opinion, the key aspect of<br />

Proposition B is its language around forfeiting<br />

the office if the county executive is<br />

found to be in violation of the county charter<br />

as it relates to secondary employment.<br />

Currently, the only people in government<br />

that can bring charges for removal of the<br />

county executive are the county’s prosecuting<br />

attorney, its legal counsel, or the<br />

attorney general for the state of Missouri.<br />

“This basically says, “You have to tell us.<br />

You either have a job (in addition to being<br />

county executive) or you don’t. … If you<br />

do, or if you take on another job, you can<br />

be forced to resign. So it kind of puts some<br />

teeth into that provision of the charter.”<br />

The ethics committee is comprised of<br />

Harder, council member Tim Fitch (R-District<br />

3), Rita Heard-Days (D-District 1) and<br />

Shalonda Webb (D-District 4).<br />

Proposition C asks voters to decide if the<br />

county should impose a use tax in unincorporated<br />

St. Louis County, at the same rate<br />

as the total local sales tax rate, on goods<br />

that are purchased outside of the county via<br />

the internet but that are used in the county.<br />

(Editor’s note: for more on use tax measures<br />

of the April 5 ballot, see page 13).<br />

The final charter amendment on the county’s<br />

April 5 ballot is tied to an earlier amendment<br />

(Proposition 2), which was passed in<br />

November 2018. That measure amended the<br />

county charter in regard to obtaining voter<br />

approval prior to allowing the sale, lease or<br />

disposal of any county parkland. Proposition<br />

2 also gave voters the power to approve,<br />

or not, any permanent structures built on<br />

parkland for commercial use, and it limited<br />

commercial leases to 10 years.<br />

As a result of Proposition 2, voters on<br />

April 5 will be asked to decide if St. Louis<br />

County can enter into a lease agreement<br />

with Raintree Foundation for use of the<br />

former Museum of the Dog on the eastern<br />

edge of Queeny Park (fronting Mason<br />

Road) for the operation of a pre-primary<br />

and primary grade school. The museum<br />

building has been vacant since 2018.


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Understanding use taxes:<br />

What it is, who has it on the ballot<br />

March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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By KATE UPTERGROVE<br />

Two key provisions of use taxes are:<br />

• They are tied to the physical address<br />

where the goods will be used.<br />

• The tax is charged only on out-of-state<br />

internet purchases at a rate equal to the<br />

local sales tax in the municipality to which<br />

the purchased products are delivered.<br />

In June 2021, Gov. Mike Parson signed<br />

use tax legislation at the state level. The<br />

current state sales tax rate is 4.<strong>23</strong>%. Beginning<br />

in January 20<strong>23</strong>, when the law goes<br />

into effect, internet shoppers will pay state<br />

sales tax on goods purchased online and<br />

used in the state of Missouri.<br />

“But say you purchase a birthday gift<br />

online for someone who lives in another<br />

state and that is where the gift will be<br />

delivered; then, you would pay the sales<br />

tax of that state on your purchase of the<br />

gift,” County Council member Mark<br />

Harder (R-District 7) explained.<br />

If a county or municipality has a use tax,<br />

internet shoppers may also have to pay<br />

a rate equal to the retail sales tax in that<br />

community.<br />

For example, if Chesterfield voters pass<br />

that city’s Proposition U on April 5, shoppers<br />

would pay a 1% use tax on purchases<br />

delivered to their Chesterfield address<br />

from an out-of-state vendor.<br />

“(The use tax) will be in parity with what<br />

you are paying to shop in a brick-and-mortar<br />

store,” Harder said.<br />

Proponents hope that tax parity will<br />

drive more shoppers into local businesses.<br />

One outcome that is more certain is that<br />

internet use taxes could help cities and<br />

counties pay for services at the local level<br />

in the same way that retail sales taxes do<br />

now.<br />

“A lot of our cities rely on sales tax to<br />

survive and deliver the services that people<br />

expect,” Harder said, noting that many<br />

local municipalities do not collect residential<br />

property taxes. “If those cities have to<br />

go to a property tax system, the tax bill for<br />

most homeowners will be much larger.”<br />

In addition to the county (Prop C), the<br />

cities with use tax propositions (Prop U)<br />

on their ballots are Ballwin, Chesterfield,<br />

Ellisville, Eureka, Manchester, Town &<br />

Country, Twin Oaks and Winchester.<br />

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and electrical engineering begin June 6.<br />

For more information, contact Concepción<br />

at bethc@mst.edu or (573) 201-9279.<br />

ST. LOUIS COUNTY<br />

Logan seeks back pain<br />

study participants<br />

Logan Health Center clinicians are looking<br />

for new patients to participate in a low<br />

back pain study in partnership with Parker<br />

University. Participants must be new to<br />

Logan Health Centers; current or past<br />

patients are not eligible.<br />

Additional eligibility criteria includes:<br />

• Being between the ages of 18 and 65<br />

• Having neck pain, mild back pain and/<br />

or low back pain with or without arm or<br />

leg pain.<br />

• Having experienced pain for more than<br />

30 days during the past year.<br />

• Having previous episodes of pain.<br />

• Access to a mobile device and the ability<br />

to send and receive text messages.<br />

• Ability to receive and respond to web<br />

questionnaires via email.<br />

Exclusion criteria includes:<br />

• Pregnant individuals.<br />

• Those who have serious pathology, such<br />

as acute trauma, cancer, infection, cauda<br />

equina, osteoporosis or vertebral fractures.<br />

• Those who have contraindications to<br />

manual therapy.<br />

• Those who experience a whiplash-associated<br />

disorder.<br />

To participate in the study, contact the<br />

Montgomery Health Center at (636) <strong>23</strong>0-<br />

1990 and ask to schedule a “low back pain<br />

study”appointment.<br />

MISSOURI<br />

Celebrate St. Louis with<br />

Gateway Arch license plates<br />

Gateway Arch license plates can be<br />

ordered at any time, regardless of your<br />

current license plate expiration date. Each<br />

order will include a tax-deductible contribution<br />

to Jefferson National Parks Association<br />

(JNPA) in support of educational<br />

programs for all ages at Gateway Arch<br />

National Park. JNPA also operates The<br />

Arch Store, located in the visitor center<br />

beneath the Gateway Arch.<br />

Arch license plates can be ordered at<br />

jnpa.com, which includes instructions for<br />

submitting the tax-deductible donation to<br />

JNPA as well as applying for the personalized<br />

plates (renewal and processing fees<br />

apply).<br />

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and regional issues<br />

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our residents<br />

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Manchester explores sizable annexation proposal<br />

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By RACHAEL NARSH<br />

The city of Manchester is proposing<br />

the annexation of an area<br />

of unincorporated St. Louis County<br />

that borders the current eastern<br />

boundary of Manchester. This<br />

would extend the city’s boundary to<br />

Barrett Station Road and include a<br />

variety of residential and commercial<br />

areas, three schools, Love Park<br />

and the <strong>West</strong> County EMS & Fire<br />

Safety House.<br />

A vote won’t go before the public<br />

until at least 20<strong>23</strong>, but city officials<br />

are starting the conversation now.<br />

Manchester Mayor Mike Clement<br />

believes that there are many advantages<br />

to annexation, noting that he<br />

has lived in an annexed area and<br />

“life got better” after annexation.<br />

Clement said he feels new residents will<br />

bring new energy and talents to Manchester.<br />

He also thinks that being bigger will be<br />

advantageous to the city.<br />

“The bigger we are, the bigger the grants<br />

we can apply for and the bigger our voice<br />

will be in St. Louis and Missouri,” Clement<br />

said.<br />

In theory, annexation is a process that<br />

allows properties outside city limits to<br />

become part of a city. By adding unincorporated<br />

property within an incorporated<br />

municipality, it allows municipalities to<br />

expand and straighten boundary lines, with<br />

the hopes of efficiently providing services<br />

without duplication. However, annexation<br />

does have its challenges.<br />

“The planning aspect is significant,”<br />

Clement said. He noted that it will<br />

take time and planning to integrate<br />

the expansion of equipment, staff and<br />

resources, but he said he and Manchester<br />

City Administrator Justin<br />

Klocke are confident that the city<br />

staff will get the job done.<br />

Every six years, cities can file<br />

their annexation plans (map plans)<br />

with the St. Louis County Boundary<br />

Commission. In 2018, Manchester<br />

submitted a map plan based on natural<br />

boundaries, community connections<br />

and how the area complimented<br />

Manchester’s existing footprint. This<br />

plan was accepted by the commission<br />

in 2019. The city also underwent an<br />

in-depth financial feasibility study to<br />

ensure that annexation makes financial<br />

sense. Now, the city is looking to<br />

act on that plan.<br />

Over the past several months, Manchester<br />

has met with homeowners’ associations<br />

and interested residents in the annexation<br />

area to gather information for their Plan of<br />

Intent (POI), which explains how the communities<br />

would come together. The city<br />

expects to submit the POI to the boundary<br />

commission by mid-April.<br />

The commission’s job is to review the<br />

logistics and technical details in the POI;<br />

then, listen to the perspectives of the public<br />

through a public hearing and online commentary.<br />

After up to nine months of deliberation,<br />

the commission will decide if the<br />

annexation question could be included on<br />

the April 20<strong>23</strong> municipal election ballot.<br />

The proposition would be put before voters<br />

in both the area of annexation and the current<br />

city of Manchester. It would require a<br />

simple majority to pass.<br />

“Getting past the boundary commission<br />

is not an easy task,” said Clement.<br />

The city is offering several options to<br />

educate the community about the proposal<br />

and collect feedback. One option is to<br />

attend an upcoming Annexation Town Hall<br />

at Manchester’s future City Hall at 14317<br />

Manchester Road. These meetings will<br />

allow attendees to meet with Manchester<br />

officials, learn more about annexation and<br />

See MANCHESTER, next page<br />

Annexation Town Halls<br />

• Saturday, March 26: 9 a.m. (in-person)<br />

and 10:30 a.m. (via Zoom)<br />

• Tuesday, March 29: 10 a.m., 5:30 p.m.<br />

and 7 p.m. (all in-person)<br />

YOUR TAX DOLLARS ARE PAYING FOR THIS<br />

Here’s what’s happening in our schools: Rather than sticking to academics, an emphasis on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion has<br />

led well-meaning teachers and administrators to spend class time (and your tax dollars) on assignments that discuss topics<br />

parents feel are straying from academics, such as race and gender and whether they make people oppressed or privileged.<br />

Books and assignments have portrayed police as violent and racist.<br />

Parents don’t want schools handling these topics for us. We want to handle them. We need the overreach to stop. <br />

Our kids need the schools to get back to focusing on academics. Standardized test scores and high school rankings are<br />

down. (Just 51.5% of students are proficient or above in math. Other subjects aren’t much better.)<br />

Even our teachers are struggling and have leaked screenshots; uncomfortable with the emphasis on ideology and “privilege.”<br />

We know all of this is hard to hear. Verify it all for yourself on this website, put together by parents and taxpayers: <br />

https://whatsgoingoninrw.blogspot.com/ <br />

Whether you have kids in our schools or not, we’re all paying for this.<br />

$171.9 million from our property taxes went to Rockwood during the 2020-2021 school year.<br />

You can vote for change. April 5th.<br />

We’ll be voting for Izzy Imig and Jessica Clark for Rockwood Board of Education.<br />

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Ballwin approves increase in sewer lateral program caps<br />

I NEWS I 15<br />

By JEFFRY GREENBERG<br />

The Ballwin Board of Aldermen on<br />

Monday, March 14, unanimously approved<br />

retaining A&A Sewer, LLC as the provider<br />

for its sewer lateral program. The board<br />

also agreed to write legislation that would<br />

increase the sewer lateral cap from $3,000<br />

to $4,500 and, in some cases, $7,500. The<br />

higher cap class will apply only to larger<br />

projects that will need to be approved by<br />

City Administrator Eric Sterman.<br />

Ballwin Building Commissioner Mike<br />

Roberts said the cap increase would bring<br />

the city more in line with comparable-sized<br />

municipalities.<br />

“Problem is, we have seen some price<br />

sheet increases that have gone up significantly,”<br />

Roberts explained. “It’s mostly<br />

due to how the oil prices have gone up and<br />

the materials. It’s really hammering. The<br />

PVC pipe (our contractor) uses has really<br />

gone up significantly to the point where<br />

(on) some of these jobs he’s been losing<br />

money doing them.”<br />

In explaining the standard cost of most<br />

sewer lateral repairs, Roberts noted that the<br />

cost is about $4,500 for houses where the<br />

lateral is buried roughly up to 12-feet deep.<br />

Alderman Frank Fleming (Ward 3) said<br />

he wasn’t comfortable going from $3,000<br />

to $4,500 and suggested it would be easier<br />

to increase the cap a lesser amount on<br />

the chance that the board would have to<br />

decrease the amount in a couple of years<br />

when a new contract is written. Following<br />

the lead of City Attorney Robert Jones,<br />

Fleming pointed to Richmond Heights as<br />

an example of covering a standard amount;<br />

then, splitting any additional cost with the<br />

homeowner up to a maximum cap. Richmond<br />

Heights covers up to $5,000 and<br />

splits amounts over $5,000 50-50 with the<br />

MANCHESTER, from previous<br />

the City’s proposed benefits, meet neighbors<br />

in Manchester and in the unincorporated<br />

area, and ask any questions.<br />

Town Halls will be held at 9 a.m. (inperson)<br />

and 10:30 a.m. (via Zoom) on<br />

Saturday, March 26 and at 10 a.m. (inperson),<br />

5:30 p.m. (in-person) and 7 p.m.<br />

(in-person) on Tuesday, March 29.<br />

Those interested in being included on<br />

the Manchester Annexation mailing list to<br />

receive updates on the annexation process<br />

can sign up on the Manchester website<br />

(manchestermo.gov) in the “Form Center.”<br />

Questions can be directed to Clement<br />

by calling (314) 680-9278 or emailing<br />

mclement@manchestermo.gov, or to<br />

Klocke by calling (636) <strong>22</strong>7-1385, ext.106<br />

or emailing jklocke@manchestermo.gov.<br />

homeowner up to $10,000.<br />

However, Sterman said he doesn’t want<br />

the city “to be paying for complete lateral<br />

replacements that wouldn’t necessarily<br />

otherwise be covered.”<br />

“My only concern is that if we leave it<br />

completely open-ended at the higher costs,<br />

what happens if somebody comes in and<br />

says, ‘I just want to replace the whole lateral?<br />

I don’t want to do this again in a couple<br />

years,’” Sterman said. “That’s great for the<br />

homeowner to do so, but not necessarily the<br />

type of thing we’d reimburse for. Maybe<br />

that’s the reason to cap it at $4,500 and<br />

be done with it. If someone has a $12,000<br />

project and the city pays $4,500 plus 50%,<br />

I don’t want to deal with that again. But I’d<br />

be concerned that could happen.”<br />

Roberts stood by the $4,500 and $7,500<br />

caps, noting that larger repairs happen<br />

infrequently.<br />

“What I’m talking about for bigger projects<br />

(at the $7,500 cap) are if they’re in<br />

the street or something that’s really deep<br />

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bigger estimate,” Roberts said. “Any time<br />

it’s over 15-feet deep, they have to spend a<br />

couple thousand dollars a day just to have<br />

the excavator show up on site. But it’s not<br />

going to be a significant amount of jobs;<br />

just a handful in any year. If you had two or<br />

three, it would be a really busy year.”<br />

Currently, residents pay an annual<br />

assessment of $28 to fund the sewer lateral<br />

program. The application fee for residents<br />

requiring sewer lateral replacement is $150.<br />

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XGolf Indoor Golf Simulator may be on<br />

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weekend.<br />

A conditional use permit (CUP) granted<br />

by the Ellisville City Council on March<br />

16 would allow XGolf to operate a retail<br />

entertainment establishment complete with<br />

liquor and food sales at 15382 Manchester<br />

Road.<br />

Owner Drew Weckbach described XGolf<br />

as an “up-and-coming franchise model that<br />

specializes in the indoor golf simulator<br />

business.” He added that most of the company’s<br />

roughly 50 locations are in northern<br />

U.S. cities, but the concept has gradually<br />

migrated to the Midwest. He said he hopes<br />

to approach 100 sites nationwide by the<br />

end of 20<strong>22</strong>. That includes a projected<br />

early September timeline for Ellisville so<br />

that people can enjoy indoor golf during<br />

the ensuing cooler weather months.<br />

“It’s a little bit of a different model from<br />

the traditional golf simulator model you’ve<br />

seen,” Weckbach said. “This is on the<br />

high-end, (an) exclusive version that operates<br />

with cameras and spin rates instead of<br />

what you may be aware of on your phone<br />

or a trackman that uses GPS, or an outdoor<br />

simulator, or if you’re just hitting into a<br />

mattress in your garage.”<br />

In response to a question from Mayor<br />

Mike Roemerman, Weckbach said the<br />

Ellisville XGolf location would feature a<br />

high-end combination of bottled beer and<br />

other bar beverages. The food choices<br />

offered would be simple, traditional St.<br />

Louis-style items like toasted ravioli and<br />

mozzarella cheese sticks hot out of a convection<br />

oven. The retail store will offer<br />

golf-related ƒitems, including some basic<br />

Callaway items. That said, Weckbach said<br />

his stores currently receive just 2% to 7%<br />

of their revenue from merchandising.<br />

Weckbach was far more interested in<br />

talking about the shared experiences that<br />

can be had by his customers.<br />

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“There are three main ways people will be<br />

able to use the simulators,” he said. “It could<br />

be a traditional Saturday morning where<br />

you grab a couple of your buddies and play<br />

a round of golf. We (also) will have league<br />

nights perhaps on Wednesday, Thursday and<br />

Friday nights for couples, or competitive<br />

(leagues for) males or females, or recreation<br />

(leagues for) males. And then we will have<br />

lessons. The fourth one is developing and<br />

one of the keys to the franchise in the model<br />

– national tournaments.<br />

“Something you can’t really do right now<br />

is have 5,000 people on the same course<br />

with the same conditions, same grass<br />

height at the same time on a Saturday and<br />

see who the real best golfer in America is,<br />

holding everything constant.”<br />

Weckbach said the XGolf concept also<br />

works well for corporate parties.<br />

“If you guys have ever done a golf<br />

scramble, you see the same three people<br />

for three hours. On an indoor golf scramble<br />

for a charity event you can bop around and<br />

see all the people throughout the Saturday.<br />

You’re not just relegated to the three people<br />

in your party.”<br />

The city’s public hearing on the CUP<br />

uncovered a good amount of Weckbach’s<br />

contentions regarding some of the cross<br />

accesses with XGolf, the city and other<br />

landlords on the lot, and also sidewalk width<br />

details which were impossible to achieve<br />

due to electric poles being right there on<br />

the edge of sidewalk parts. Weckbach also<br />

was against proposed bike racks at the site,<br />

which he said would get in the way of golfers<br />

dropping off heavy bags of golf clubs<br />

curbside prior to finding parking spaces.<br />

However, those items ultimately were<br />

amended or waived and the CUP passed<br />

unanimously.<br />

“I’m very impressed with your presentation,”<br />

Roemerman told Weckbach. “I’m<br />

very excited with what you’re doing, and<br />

I can’t wait to play golf in the winter and<br />

maybe once in a while in the summer, too,<br />

indoors.”


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No Leash Needed is deemed right<br />

fit for long-vacant Ellisville location<br />

March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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By JEFFRY GREENBERG<br />

Just as a certain dog may be a perfect<br />

match for its master, a specific commercial<br />

location could be likewise for a certain<br />

business. That’s pretty much why No<br />

Leash Needed will soon move into its new<br />

location at 15599 Manchester Road.<br />

At the March 16 Ellisville City Council<br />

meeting, National Veterinary Associates,<br />

Inc. (NVA) was unanimously<br />

granted a conditional use permit for No<br />

Leash Needed. The business will operate<br />

a combination pet day care, pet training<br />

and boarding kennel facility. Unlike<br />

other No Leash Needed locations, the<br />

Ellisville one will not be providing veterinary<br />

care.<br />

The site was not an easy one to fill<br />

according to Bill Barnes, commercial<br />

real estate broker with NAI DESCO, who<br />

noted that he listed the approximately<br />

12,000-square-foot property in April 2019<br />

and it was previously listed by another<br />

company.<br />

“It’s well located but it’s been challenging<br />

to find a tenant,” Barnes said. “A couple<br />

reasons why: Once you get above 4,000 to<br />

6000 square feet, your prospect list goes<br />

down quite a bit. Second, the property is<br />

not anchored by a traffic generator such as<br />

a grocery store, a Costco or Walmart. I’ve<br />

been a retail broker for 16 years and when<br />

we cold called trying to find retailers to<br />

locate at the property, they were very interested<br />

in the location and being in Ellisville,<br />

but they really want to be in an anchored<br />

center. So, we’ve had none that really fit<br />

the bill.”<br />

Now, however, NVA is going to invest<br />

between $1.6 and $1.7 million in the Ellisville<br />

building.<br />

“One thing about NVA that a lot of people<br />

don’t know is they’re probably one of the<br />

largest veterinary clinics that practices in<br />

the country,” Barnes said. “They’re a really<br />

established company with the resources to<br />

run a really solid business.”<br />

Answering questions from council<br />

member Vince McGrath (District 1), Shad<br />

Cloud, of NVA, said the site will furnish<br />

up to 66 boarding kennels. There will be<br />

anywhere from 60 to 120 dogs on the site<br />

for day care. An existing wooden fence<br />

will be replaced by a new one and trees in<br />

the area will remain as a buffer and extra<br />

sound barrier for neighbors to the north<br />

in compliance with recommendations of<br />

the landscaping plan. Those sound barriers<br />

will be for times a handful of dogs are<br />

outside. Small groups of dogs are normally<br />

rotated in and out and divided by breed<br />

size. The facility also will have several<br />

indoor yards, which will help to manage<br />

outdoor yard use.<br />

“We want to be friendly and courteous<br />

neighbors to everyone,” Cloud said.<br />

The CUP request passed unanimously<br />

with an amendment that dog waste runoff<br />

be handled by best practices as defined by<br />

City Manager Bill Schwer. Solid waste<br />

will be collected at all times and disposed<br />

of at the end of every day.<br />

Future site of No Leash Needed in Ellisville<br />

(Source: Loopnet.com)


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By CATHY LENNY<br />

Despite repeated protests from property<br />

owners, two properties on the former Callahan<br />

property have been recommended<br />

for approval to the Special Circumstances<br />

Overlay District (SCOD).<br />

A total of 10 properties have been considered<br />

for the new overlay district for properties<br />

that may need additional scrutiny due<br />

to being listed or delisted from any federal,<br />

state or local registry relative to environmental<br />

contamination, or any property<br />

located downstream from those sites.<br />

At the Planning and Zoning Commission<br />

meeting on Monday, March 7, there were<br />

several speakers, most representing the<br />

Marquart family.<br />

Kurt Marquart had a lot of questions for<br />

the commission such as, “Why does the city<br />

ignore the findings of the EPA (Environmental<br />

Protection Agency), which show that<br />

residents would be safe on these properties?”<br />

and “Why does the city refuse requests for<br />

information from the residents?”<br />

Marquart said the refusal of city staff to<br />

meet with residents over this issue makes<br />

him question what transpires in other city<br />

business. He requested that the properties<br />

located at 162 and 210 Strecker Road not be<br />

included in the SCOD.<br />

Elaine Marquart questioned why the<br />

white paper, which was prepared by the city<br />

in 2016 in regard to the Callahan site, was<br />

not even signed. Duane Marquart was suspicious,<br />

as well.<br />

“There is something drastically flawed<br />

driving this process,” he said. “There is the<br />

appearance and evidence of deceit, deception,<br />

withholding information, intimidation,<br />

deliberate distractions, and many others.”<br />

Scott Marquart, new owner of 210 and<br />

162 Strecker Road, said he and his wife are<br />

looking forward to moving into their new<br />

home this summer. He said that only a portion<br />

of 210 Strecker was ever part of the<br />

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EPA Superfund site. His property has been<br />

tested more than 50 times for dioxin and it<br />

has never been detected there, he said.<br />

“The department is putting the burden on<br />

all of the landowners to prove their innocence,”<br />

he said. “We’ve already provided<br />

ample evidence that all the contamination<br />

that ever existed on the site has been totally<br />

remediated.”<br />

Jon Dalton, of Armstrong Teasdale and<br />

special counsel for the Marquarts, said that<br />

burdening property owners’ rights with new<br />

and additional legal requirements is a “very<br />

significant matter.” He suggested a continuance<br />

on any further action.<br />

“This matter has been going on for years,”<br />

Dalton said. “To rush a final decision will<br />

leave people frustrated and worse.”<br />

Mayor Jim Bowlin suggested that the<br />

properties be divided into two groups: those<br />

that have known evidence of environmental<br />

contamination and those where there is no<br />

direct evidence.<br />

The two Bowlin suggested should be<br />

under the scope of the SCOD are 210 and<br />

162 Strecker Road. He suggested those<br />

properties be subject to the SCOD<br />

until the city is provided with information<br />

that “objectively and conclusively<br />

shows that ... the concerns relative to<br />

the composite testing and any other<br />

contamination has been removed.”<br />

Bowlin also referenced the white<br />

paper, which he helped author, saying<br />

that it did not contain inaccuracies at<br />

the time it was written.<br />

“The white paper remains very<br />

much valid as to its recommendation<br />

to conclusively determine whether<br />

contamination continues to exist,”<br />

Bowlin said, regarding 162 and 210<br />

Strecker Road.<br />

Ultimately, the vote to move forward with<br />

those two properties was recommended<br />

for approval by the commission, with only<br />

Patricia Ward (Ward 7) voting against it.<br />

As part of the motion, properties at 157<br />

Strecker Road and at 1627 and 1650 Idle Rock<br />

Farm Road were not included in the SCOD.<br />

At the City Council meeting on Monday,<br />

March 14, five other properties were presented<br />

for inclusion in the SCOD. Those<br />

addresses are 149, 165, 173 and 177 Strecker<br />

Road and 340 Turnberry Place Drive. Of<br />

those, two were part of the Bliss property<br />

that remains on the National Priorities List.<br />

The other three properties form the Strecker<br />

Forest development site, according to Joe<br />

Vujnich, director of planning and parks.<br />

All five of those properties were recommended<br />

for approval to the SCOD by<br />

the Planning and Zoning Commission in<br />

February.


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What is a local Use Tax?<br />

A Use Tax is a tax on the purchase of goods by Missouri residents from<br />

online or out-of-state vendors. Products exempt from the sales tax would<br />

be exempt from the Use Tax.<br />

I already pay sales tax. Is this the same thing?<br />

No. The sales tax applies to purchases made at local retailers within<br />

Missouri, while the Use Tax applies to purchases made from out-of-state<br />

vendors. Purchases cannot fall into both groups and cannot be taxed twice.<br />

How can a Use Tax benefit my community?<br />

As internet purchases increase, local revenues decrease. Funds generated<br />

from the Use Tax can be used to pay for vital municipal services including:<br />

police, sidewalks, streets, and parks.<br />

What is the rate of the Use Tax?<br />

The local Use Tax rate is the same rate as the local sales tax rate. If the local<br />

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reduced or raised by the same action. It is not a double tax. You will never pay<br />

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• The local Use Tax rate<br />

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• A local Use Tax<br />

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By MADASYN LEE<br />

Sharon Berry, daughter of Holocaust<br />

survivor Ben Fainer, doesn’t want her<br />

father’s story, nor the stories of the<br />

soldiers who risked their lives to save<br />

prisoners like her father to be forgotten.<br />

It’s important to preserve such things,<br />

Berry said, because “if you don’t know<br />

the history you can’t learn from it.”<br />

“Like my Dad, I have a debt of gratitude<br />

to those who served our country,”<br />

Berry said.<br />

On Thursday, April 7, Berry and<br />

others will celebrate the lives of her<br />

father and two other hometown heroes<br />

from World War II during “Chesterfield’s<br />

WWII Heroes: A Holocaust Survivor,<br />

Nazi Camp Liberator, and P.O.W. in<br />

Germany.”<br />

The public event, hosted by The Heritage<br />

Foundation of Chesterfield, will take<br />

place at 6 p.m. at the Chesterfield Community<br />

Center at Chesterfield Mall. Speakers<br />

include Berry; Mark Leach, a Chesterfield<br />

historian and author; and Helen Turner,<br />

Director of Education and Interpretation at<br />

the St. Louis Kaplan Feldman Holocaust<br />

Museum.<br />

In addition to Holocaust Survivor Ben<br />

Ben Fainer<br />

Fainer, Chesterfield’s hometown heroes<br />

include Nazi camp liberator David Lupo,<br />

and German prisoner of war, Frank Huelskoetter.<br />

Their stories are highlighted in two<br />

books Leach helped compile: “Silent for<br />

Sixty Years; Ben Fainer Holocaust Survivor”<br />

and “Why We Fought: Nazi Camp<br />

Liberators of St. Louis.”<br />

“These three all had ties to Chesterfield,”<br />

Leach said. “Ben … had a business in the<br />

Hog Hollow area of Chesterfield, though<br />

he lived in Creve Coeur. David Lupo was a<br />

resident of Chesterfield, and Frank Huelskoetter<br />

was also a resident of Chesterfield.”<br />

Leach met Fainer years ago, while working<br />

on a video project for the St. Louis<br />

Kaplan Feldman Holocaust Museum.<br />

“I was doing video interviews with<br />

some local Holocaust survivors as well<br />

as U.S. soldiers who had liberated Nazi<br />

camps,” Leach said.<br />

As the two men got to know each other,<br />

Fainer asked Leach if he would help him<br />

write his memoir.<br />

“We talked either on the phone or inperson<br />

pretty much every day for a year<br />

and a half and put out his memoir,” Leach<br />

said. “During the process, Ben and I just<br />

became close, close friends, which continued<br />

long after the project.”<br />

The video project also inspired Leach<br />

to edit the book “Why We Fought: Nazi<br />

Camp Liberators of St. Louis.” The book<br />

is a collection of stories of Nazi camp survivors<br />

and liberators from St. Louis.<br />

Putting together the books was extremely<br />

difficult, but also important, Leach said,<br />

because it helps preserve the history of<br />

what happened.<br />

“With Holocaust deniers across the<br />

globe continuing to spread lies and denying<br />

what happened, we really felt that if<br />

people knew that people right here in St.<br />

Louis, who went to our local high schools,<br />

as kids went to Browns games or Cardinals<br />

games, and then came back and went<br />

to our local universities and worked here,<br />

and literally an older person that you run<br />

into in the grocery store had this incredible<br />

story, a piece of history, that people<br />

would believe that it happened ‘cause<br />

these were real people from their community,”<br />

Leach said.<br />

The event is being held in April because<br />

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Developments planned for Town<br />

Center recommended for approval<br />

March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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By CATHY LENNY<br />

The Wildwood Planning and Zoning<br />

Commission recommended approval for<br />

two single-family developments in Town<br />

Center, after a concern about water pressure<br />

was alleviated.<br />

Residents in nearby subdivisions had<br />

expressed a concern that adding more homes<br />

in the area would make the matter worse. As<br />

a result, the projects were postponed from<br />

the Feb. 7 meeting so that the Planning<br />

Department could contact Missouri American<br />

Water about the issue. In a letter to the<br />

department, the company states that it will<br />

continue to maintain the same water pressure<br />

for the area of concern, regardless of<br />

the proposed addition of 16 homes.<br />

One of the proposals was from Cypress<br />

Real Estate, LLC, for a rezoning from a nonurban<br />

residence district to a 10,000-squarefoot<br />

residence with an overlay district.<br />

Initially, the developer had requested<br />

to build 12 single-family homes and to<br />

keep the existing home on the 5-acre lot<br />

on the west side of Center Avenue, south<br />

of its intersection with Manchester Road.<br />

However, residents were concerned about<br />

the density of the project to be known as<br />

Ashleigh Grove.<br />

Rick Isenmann, a trustee in the Stone Mill<br />

Subdivision, said Ashleigh Grove should<br />

be held to the same requirements and standards<br />

as the Stone Mill and Old Town Parc<br />

subdivisions, with 15,000-square-foot lots,<br />

100-foot fronts and features like Hardie<br />

Board siding and side-entry garages.<br />

The developer for Ashleigh Grove submitted<br />

a new proposal that reduced the lot<br />

total to 12, including the existing home, to<br />

allow for lots of at least 12,000 square feet<br />

and lot widths of 97 feet, said Joe Vujnich,<br />

director of planning and parks. As is the<br />

standard in Town Center, the new homes<br />

would include Hardie Board or similar<br />

siding, carriage doors on the garages and<br />

30-year architectural shingles, with the<br />

option of side-entry garages.<br />

The commission recommended approval<br />

of the new proposal, with the requirement<br />

for side-entry garages.<br />

Another development recommended for<br />

approval was proposed by Mike Whalen,<br />

of Whalen Custom Homes.<br />

In this case, he is seeking a rezoning<br />

from 1-acre lots to 10,000-square-foot<br />

lots to add four single-family dwellings<br />

on a 1.4-acre lot on the east side of Center<br />

Avenue, at its intersection with Bordeaux<br />

Walk Way. It will be known as Wesley Parc.<br />

Whalen is also seeking a rezoning for<br />

a .69-acre lot on the southwest corner of<br />

Manchester Road and East Avenue to build<br />

a home for himself. The rezoning request<br />

would convert from a non-urban to a<br />

10,000-square-foot residence district and<br />

condense three lots into one.<br />

Both of the Whalen Custom Home projects<br />

were recommended for approval as<br />

well.<br />

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April 6th<br />

HOLOCAUST, from previous<br />

it was during that month that all three men<br />

were thrust together for a brief period of time.<br />

Fainer spent six years in Nazi camps, from<br />

age 9 to 15, before he was liberated by the<br />

U.S. Army, 26th Infantry Division on April<br />

<strong>23</strong>, 1945. Lupo was a member of the U.S.<br />

Army, 42nd ‘Rainbow’ Infantry Division,<br />

one of the units credited with liberating the<br />

Dachau forced labor camp on April 29, 1945.<br />

Huelskoetter, a member of the U.S. Army,<br />

32nd Army Cavalry Reconnaissance Squadron,<br />

was taken prisoner by German troops<br />

during the Battle of the Bulge before he was<br />

liberated by U.S. soldiers on April 29, 1945.<br />

Berry said her father was imprisoned in<br />

the Buchenwald concentration camp outside<br />

of Weimar, Germany as U.S. Armed<br />

Forces closed in on the Germans. On April<br />

6, 1945, he and thousands of other prisoners<br />

left the camp, sent on a final death<br />

march toward Dachau. It was during that<br />

march that U.S. troops found them and told<br />

them they were free.<br />

“April 1945 marked the end of years of<br />

horror, and the beginning of living with<br />

the loss of his mother, siblings, community,<br />

and all life as he had known,” Berry<br />

said. “My Dad owed his life to the Armed<br />

Forces.”<br />

“He spoke at Scott Air Force Base and<br />

he brought those troops to the Holocaust<br />

Museum. He traveled to Fort Leonard<br />

Wood to speak; he spoke at the Battle of<br />

the Bulge Chapter and any Veteran organization<br />

that he could.”<br />

Fainer died in May 2016. His family<br />

continues to share his story and legacy of<br />

Holocaust education.<br />

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Blevins student earns firetruck<br />

escort to school<br />

This year, Blevins Elementary set out<br />

to raise $15,000 for the American Heart<br />

Association (AHA) as part of its annual<br />

Kids Heart Challenge. They exceeded the<br />

goal, raising a total of $21,480.66. The<br />

school’s top individual fundraiser was<br />

fourth-grader Kirk Gregory who raised<br />

nearly $1,700 from people in 49 states. As<br />

a reward, Kirk received a ride to school<br />

on March 4 inside a Eureka firetruck,<br />

complete with lights flashing and horns<br />

honking.<br />

“The whole Blevins family is just so generous<br />

beyond words,” said physical education<br />

teacher Jean Ann Lashley, who led the<br />

school’s fundraising efforts with fellow PE<br />

teacher Jennifer Gianino.<br />

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learn about heart health while helping<br />

others by raising money for the AHA.<br />

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Blevins Elementary fourth-grader Kirk Gregory received a ride to school on a<br />

Eureka fire truck Friday, March 4, for being the school’s top fundraiser for the<br />

American Heart Association’s Kids Heart Challenge. He helped to raise nearly<br />

$1,700 of the school’s total of $21,480.66. (Photo credit: Blevins Elementary)<br />

Blevins has been participating in AHA<br />

initiatives for more than a decade and has<br />

raised nearly $87,000 since 2018.<br />

Local caddies earn full<br />

college scholarships<br />

Two students from CBC have been<br />

awarded the Evans Scholarship, a full<br />

housing and tuition college grant offered to<br />

golf caddies, valued at more than $120,000<br />

over four years. Henry Reinwart plans to<br />

attend the University of Chicago, while<br />

Nicholas LaChance is going to the University<br />

of Missouri next fall.<br />

The online selection interview was held<br />

Feb. 3. Recipients were chosen for their<br />

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Young artists showcased<br />

in local exhibition<br />

The artwork of four Principia Upper<br />

School students and four Whitfield High<br />

students is part of the 20<strong>22</strong> Young Artists’<br />

Showcase: All-Media Exhibition at the St.<br />

Louis Artists’ Guild, 12 N. Jackson Ave. in<br />

Clayton.<br />

Principia seniors Rex Heath and Lizzie<br />

McKim, along with sophomore Jaheim<br />

Magaki and freshman Lauren Scott are<br />

featured in the exhibition that runs through<br />

March 26.<br />

Whitfield senior Lucy Stokes’ charcoal<br />

self-portrait is on display, along with<br />

digital self-portraits of sophomores Taylor<br />

Gardner and Daphne Hull. Sophomore<br />

Sarah Wooten created a breakfast sandwich<br />

sculpture that is also part of the exhibit.<br />

The students’ works were selected from<br />

280 submissions.<br />

The Young Artists’ Showcase is a juried,<br />

all-media exhibition of artwork created<br />

by high school students between the ages<br />

of 15 to 19 living within 150 miles of the<br />

St. Louis Artists’ Guild’s Clayton location.<br />

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Eureka student’s artwork<br />

to be displayed at Capitol<br />

The artwork of Eureka High junior<br />

Gabrielle Bolfing has been selected to be<br />

displayed in the 20<strong>22</strong> Missouri Senate Art<br />

Exhibit at the Capitol building.<br />

State senators view artwork<br />

from their district and select<br />

one image to represent them.<br />

Chosen images are printed and<br />

displayed in frames for the<br />

year to demonstrate their support<br />

for the arts.<br />

She created a two-dimensional<br />

piece in her Drawing<br />

2 class last school year using<br />

objects she found in her art<br />

teacher’s supply closet.<br />

“It features a glass bowl filled with grapes<br />

and an apple, an anniversary clock and a<br />

white ribbon wrapped loosely around the<br />

glass bowl,” Bolfing said. “I created it using<br />

colored pencils on beige colored paper.”<br />

Bolfing, along with other featured artists<br />

from Missouri, will be recognized at<br />

an awards ceremony at the State Capitol<br />

building on March <strong>23</strong>.<br />

Student named finalist in<br />

writing competition<br />

LaSalle Springs eighth-grader Alex<br />

Lund’s poem, “Tickle Fight (Based on<br />

a True Story),” was chosen<br />

as one of 52 finalists for the<br />

“Express the Music 20<strong>22</strong>” writing<br />

contest presented by the<br />

St. Louis Symphony Orchestra<br />

(SLSO). More than 400 submissions<br />

from 31 schools in<br />

the St. Louis area were considered.<br />

The annual SLSO “Express<br />

the Music” contest invites<br />

students in grades six through<br />

Bolfing<br />

Lund<br />

12 to listen to an orchestra piece and<br />

respond with prose or poetry inspired by<br />

the music. This year, students explored the<br />

fourth movement of Dmitri Shostakovich’s<br />

“Symphony No. 5.”<br />

The frenetic pace of the piece reminded<br />

her of a cat-and-mouse chase from a “Tom<br />

and Jerry” cartoon. She applied that sense<br />

to her personal experience of chasing down<br />

her younger brother to try to tickle him,<br />

and she began sketching out her piece.<br />

Lund will be honored at an awards ceremony<br />

at the SLSO Youth Orchestra Concert<br />

at Powell Hall on March 27. The top<br />

three winners in each of the contest’s four<br />

categories will be announced in mid-March,<br />

and all finalists’ work will be published on<br />

the SLSO website and in a commemorative<br />

“Express the Music” book.<br />

Rockwood students<br />

advance in state robotics<br />

Two Marquette High robotics teams<br />

and four other robotics teams featuring<br />

Rockwood students advanced to the First<br />

Tech Challenge (FTC) Missouri Kansas<br />

Championship, held March 5 at Missouri<br />

S&T University in Rolla. Thirty-six teams<br />

competed for a spot in the World Championships<br />

in Houston, Texas.<br />

Participating and advancing<br />

at the FTC Missouri St. Louis<br />

Mid-League Tournament held<br />

at Rockwood Valley Middle in<br />

February were:<br />

• The Baryons, featuring<br />

Marquette High students Sid<br />

Suratia, Daniel Vayman, Ryan<br />

Shin, Nithin Suresh, Kyle<br />

Schibler, Aditiya Gunturu,<br />

Anish Lanka, Kyle Klaas, Jennifer<br />

Li, Rishabh Sabnavis, Jason Zhao,<br />

Nihal Modugu, Sanjana Chirra, Apurva<br />

Ganti, Aarush Rajoli, Nevaan Jhanjhariya,<br />

Charlotte Qin and Ankith Kalathil<br />

• The Luxons, featuring Marquette High<br />

students Emily Lory, Srushti Bhoyar,<br />

Sameer Iyer, Samir Faruq, Adi Bhargava,<br />

Jacob Mathew, Andrew Wang, Trevor<br />

Davis, Deshaun Weerasekera, Anika Joglekar,<br />

Joshua Li, Yoon Jae Chang, Devaang<br />

Nair, Manasvi Gottipati, Lisha Maganti,<br />

Sri Krishnan and Arush Singh.<br />

• The X-Bots, featuring Ankita Ramachandran<br />

and Avani Joshi, of Lafayette High;<br />

Harini Annadorai, of Marquette High;<br />

Suchir Ryali, of Crestview Middle; Ahnaf<br />

Rahman, Vishwajit Rangineni<br />

and Noah Johnson, of Rockwood<br />

Valley Middle; Shwetha<br />

Annadorai and Aditi Sriram,<br />

of Selvidge Middle; Aditi Roy,<br />

Alifiya Shakeel and Abhinav<br />

Rao, of Wildwood Middle.<br />

• Brute Force, featuring Rishi<br />

Madhavan, of Lafayette High;<br />

Tejas Arun, of Marquette High;<br />

Vedanth Chimakurthy, of<br />

Crestview Middle; Krish Roy<br />

and Pranav Visveswaran, of Rockwood<br />

Valley Middle; and Avyukth Raghuraman,<br />

of Wildwood Middle.<br />

• ForceGreen’s Rockwood members<br />

included Darren Hwang, Leena Wheeler,<br />

Megan Liu, Samantha Zhang, Joey Marchand,<br />

Supreet Aradhya, Taha Shakeel and<br />

Aly Palmquist, of Lafayette High; Shravya<br />

Sunkugari and Sahra Shah, of Marquette<br />

High; Peter Himstedt, of Eureka; and Tejus<br />

Krishnan, of Rockwood Summit.<br />

Team P3, featuring Gracie Steinmeyer<br />

and Mira Iyer, of Rockwood Summit,<br />

advanced at the St. Louis South League<br />

Tournament, also held last month.<br />

The X-Bots earned recognition as<br />

Captain of the Winning Alliance (Event<br />

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Annadorai was also named a Dean’s List<br />

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P3 won the Think Award and Inspire<br />

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Steinmeyer and Iver were named Dean’s<br />

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Priory shaded Lafayette 2-1 in the title<br />

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Priory coach Jason Getz and the seniors<br />

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According to Raphael Morris, of the<br />

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By TIM WEBER<br />

OVERVIEW<br />

Oh, baseball. You are a fickle, fickle<br />

maiden. As the pandemic that loomed over<br />

all professional sports for the past two years<br />

finally slowed to a trickle, Major League<br />

Baseball underwent a 99 day lockout. The<br />

pause in 20<strong>22</strong> preparations was driven by a<br />

bunch of issues that the average fan did not<br />

understand or care about. This followed<br />

a 2021 season that saw baseball’s biggest<br />

problem – length of games – set a record<br />

high at 3 hours, 10 minutes per contest.<br />

Did you know that 40 years ago the average<br />

game clocked in at just over 2.5 hours?<br />

How long can the sport continue to take<br />

fans for granted and get away with it?<br />

We live in St. Louis, however. Pork<br />

steaks, provel cheese and 3 million fans per<br />

season. These things are our birthright. Are<br />

we excited for baseball to be back? You bet<br />

your Budweiser we are. This is a baseball<br />

town, and this year provides plenty of reasons<br />

for optimism and high expectations.<br />

Our core lineup is returned fully intact, our<br />

pitching staff has been reinforced and our<br />

coaching staff has been realigned under a<br />

new leader. We have legitimate star power<br />

(Nolan Arenado and Paul Goldschmidt),<br />

two Cardinal lifers taking one more run<br />

together (Adam Wainwright and Yadier<br />

Molina), and the most exciting young outfield<br />

in baseball (Tyler O’Neill, Harrison<br />

Bader and Dylan Carlson). Holy toasted<br />

ravioli, it could be a fun year to be a Redbirds<br />

fan.<br />

Let’s take a look over the next few paragraphs<br />

at some of the rule changes that will<br />

impact the team this year, what our new<br />

coaching staff might do differently (and<br />

do the same) and of course, what we can<br />

expect from our beloved players.<br />

Enjoy, and Go Cards!<br />

THE NEW RULES<br />

Honestly, the new rules being implemented<br />

across MLB in 20<strong>22</strong> are a pretty<br />

mixed bag. There are small, under-theradar<br />

changes that we absolutely love<br />

(draft lottery and limited player options)<br />

and huge, in-your-face changes that we<br />

absolutely hate (universal designated hitter<br />

(DH) and expanded playoffs). Let’s take a<br />

quick look at each:<br />

The Universal Designated Hitter – This<br />

was inevitable. Eventually the NL was<br />

going to have to add a DH and sync up<br />

with the AL. It was always a little odd that<br />

the two leagues were different, and there<br />

was no chance the AL would do away with<br />

the DH. So here we are. Baseball has limited<br />

its strategic options once again. This<br />

could be the death knell of the sacrifice<br />

bunt. It will be a thing that children learn<br />

about in history books like the abacus and<br />

home telephones. Pity.<br />

Expanded Playoffs – It had always been<br />

a very simple formula: Baseball had a long<br />

season and a small playoff pool, thus the<br />

entirety of the season mattered more. Now<br />

baseball wants to be more like the other<br />

major sports. This year, six teams from<br />

each league will make the playoffs (one<br />

more team from each league). It will make<br />

the owners more money, but will it make<br />

the game better?<br />

Draft Lottery – This one is simple. No<br />

longer will the worst team automatically<br />

get the best draft pick. This disincentivizes<br />

the tanking that has become rampant<br />

throughout the sport. It can do nothing but<br />

help.<br />

Player Options – This is a great rule<br />

change for players. It will limit the number<br />

of times a player is able to be “optioned”<br />

between the minor and major leagues to<br />

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five times per season. This doesn’t sound<br />

like a big deal, but it should really force<br />

teams to train and trust their young players<br />

more, or risk losing them to other clubs.<br />

MEET THE NEW BOSS<br />

This topic shines a very bright light on<br />

the fickle nature of the sport once again.<br />

Former manager Mike Shildt’s teams made<br />

the playoffs in each of his three years. Last<br />

year, he led one of the most improbable<br />

runs into the postseason the Redbirds have<br />

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Meet Oliver ‘Oli’ Marmol, the new Cardinals skipper<br />

By WARREN MAYES<br />

When the baseball season finally gets<br />

under way April 7, the St. Louis Cardinals<br />

will be led by their youngest<br />

manager since Marty<br />

Marion, who piloted the<br />

team at age 34 in 1951.<br />

The new manager is<br />

Oliver “Oli” Marmol. He<br />

is the 51st field manager<br />

in franchise history. The<br />

significance of his role with<br />

the club is not lost on him.<br />

“It’s one thing to manage,”<br />

Marmol<br />

Marmol said during the<br />

Zoom press conference<br />

following the announcement<br />

of his new role. “It’s another thing to<br />

manage for one of the most historic organizations<br />

not only in all of baseball but in<br />

all of sports.”<br />

Though a New Jersey native, Marmol<br />

traces his lineage to the Dominican Republic,<br />

and in so doing becomes the franchise’s<br />

second minority manager. Cuban-born<br />

Mike González managed the team for parts<br />

of the 1938 and 1940 seasons.<br />

“Some of the neighborhoods we lived<br />

in early on ... these opportunities don’t<br />

come across the table to the majority of<br />

the people that grew up like that,” Marmol<br />

said in the Zoom call. “For them to be<br />

able to identify and see someone of color<br />

in a position of leadership,<br />

especially for a franchise, a<br />

winning franchise, one with<br />

a history that the St. Louis<br />

Cardinals has, is extremely<br />

meaningful.”<br />

At 35, he is also the major<br />

leagues’ youngest manager.<br />

“I’ve never thought of my<br />

age as something that has an<br />

impact one way or another,<br />

positive or negative,” said<br />

Marmol. “When it comes<br />

down to leadership and just<br />

overall having the respect of that clubhouse,<br />

a couple things come to mind. If the player<br />

knows that you care, the player knows<br />

that you’re prepared and you have your<br />

thoughts organized when you approach<br />

them, and you can make them better, they<br />

listen to you. ... Age isn’t an impediment<br />

there; it’s just a matter of preparation and<br />

organization.”<br />

Marmol moved into a coaching career<br />

with the Cardinals when it became evident<br />

in the minor leagues that he wasn’t a major<br />

league hitter.<br />

He managed in the Cardinals farm<br />

system from 2012-16 and led his teams to<br />

the postseason in four of those five seasons,<br />

including the New York-Penn League title<br />

in 2014 with State College. Marmol’s<br />

teams were a combined 268-<strong>22</strong>5 (.544),<br />

posting league-best 48-win seasons in both<br />

2013 and 2014 at State College.<br />

In 2015, his first season managing at<br />

Palm Beach, the Cardinals reached the<br />

Florida State League’s (Class A) postseason<br />

for the first time since 2008 when<br />

Marmol was serving as the Palm Beach<br />

second baseman.<br />

Marmol’s first managerial experience<br />

came in 2012 with Johnson City, leading<br />

the rookie-league Cardinals to a 39-28<br />

mark and a playoff appearance. His first<br />

coaching position was as the hitting coach<br />

with the Gulf Coast League Cardinals in<br />

2011.<br />

Drafted in the sixth round by the Cardinals<br />

in 2007 as an infielder out of the College<br />

of Charleston, Marmol finished his<br />

four-year (2007-2010) professional playing<br />

career at Palm Beach of the Class A<br />

Florida State League. He was first drafted<br />

in 2004 by the Pittsburgh Pirates out of<br />

Dr. Phillips High in Orlando, Florida, but<br />

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chose to attend college and did not sign.<br />

Once it became clear that he had the<br />

potential to become a big league manager,<br />

he put in the time learning that part of the<br />

game.<br />

In the past three seasons, Marmol served<br />

as the bench coach for the Cardinals, helping<br />

St. Louis to three consecutive postseason<br />

appearances under Mike Shildt, who<br />

was fired last year. Before that, Marmol<br />

was the team’s first base coach from 2017-<br />

18.<br />

During the Zoom call, Cardinals’ Chairman<br />

& CEO Bill DeWitt Jr. reflected on<br />

Marmol’s long history with the team.<br />

“Oli is a career member of the Cardinals<br />

organization, and someone who has built<br />

excellent working relationships with our<br />

players, coaches and staff members at all<br />

levels. We believe that he possesses strong<br />

managerial skills that will allow for the<br />

continued success of our team,” DeWitt<br />

said.<br />

The Cardinals wanted a manager who<br />

can push their aging veterans to another<br />

World Series title before it’s too late. Two<br />

of the team’s longest-tenured players,<br />

Yadier Molina and Adam Wainwright, will<br />

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St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan<br />

Arenado keeps adding to his trophy case.<br />

In the offseason, Arenado, 30, was<br />

awarded the NL Platinum Glove as well<br />

as another Gold Glove. The award is given<br />

to the top overall defensive player in the<br />

league. It was his fifth consecutive year<br />

capturing the hardware. Last year was his<br />

first season as a Cardinal.<br />

It should be no surprise that Arenado’s<br />

Cardinals – who set a single-season record<br />

with five Gold Glove winners in 2021 –<br />

were recognized with the overall National<br />

League Team Defensive Award after leading<br />

the major leagues in defensive runs<br />

saved and using their fielding acumen to<br />

soar into an unlikely postseason berth.<br />

Through the roller coaster 2021 season,<br />

the Cardinals entrusted their defense as<br />

their most steadying force. As it turned out,<br />

their defense was historically unrivaled.<br />

The Cardinals are the first team in history<br />

to have five Gold Glove winners from<br />

a single squad.<br />

Since the Platinum Glove was first<br />

awarded, in 2011, it’s been won by an NL<br />

player not named Nolan Arenado or Yadier<br />

Molina only twice.<br />

Arenado was central to the Cardinals’<br />

defensive steadiness last season. His<br />

aggressiveness at the hot corner allowed<br />

the rest of his infield to shade more conservatively<br />

toward their respective positions,<br />

knowing that he would swallow up almost<br />

anything hit to the left side.<br />

Arenado worked past some early season<br />

hiccups to finish tied for fourth among<br />

qualified third baseman in the major<br />

leagues with defensive runs saved (six),<br />

and 11th among all infielders and tied for<br />

third among third basemen in outs above<br />

average (10).<br />

Arenado joined the Cardinals just weeks<br />

before spring training last year in that<br />

blockbuster deal with the Colorado Rockies.<br />

By season’s end, Arenado won his<br />

ninth consecutive Gold Glove, fifth consecutive<br />

Platinum Glove and enjoyed a<br />

100-RBI season.<br />

His Gold Glove streak is impressive.<br />

Arenado won his ninth consecutive career<br />

Gold Glove Award, having won in each<br />

of his first nine seasons since debuting in<br />

2013. He is the first MLB player to win<br />

nine consecutive Gold Glove Awards since<br />

outfielders Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter<br />

won their ninth straight following the 2009<br />

season, and the second player in MLB history<br />

to win the coveted trophy in each of<br />

his first nine seasons (Suzuki, 10, 2001-<br />

2010).<br />

Arenado is the 18th player in MLB history<br />

to win nine consecutive Gold Gloves<br />

at any position, the third to do so as a third<br />

baseman (joining Hall of Famers Brooks<br />

Robinson-16 and Mike Schmidt-9), and<br />

the first infielder to win at least nine consecutive<br />

since Omar Vizquel from 1993-<br />

2001. He is the 10th infielder (<strong>23</strong>rd player)<br />

in MLB history to win at least nine career<br />

Gold Gloves and surpasses Cardinals Hall<br />

of Famer Scott Rolen for third-most all<br />

time among MLB third baseman. Arenado<br />

joins Rolen (2002-04, 2006), Terry Pendleton<br />

(1987, 1989), Ken Reitz (1975) and<br />

Ken Boyer (1958-61, 1963) as third basemen<br />

to win a Gold Glove with St. Louis.<br />

The Cardinals have had 96 Gold Glove<br />

selections since the award originated in<br />

1957 – the most among all Major League<br />

teams. It is the 31st time the Cardinals<br />

have had multiple Gold Glove winners in<br />

See GOLD GLOVES, page 40


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mulch capability<br />

7006686 15,000 sQ. Ft.<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

$<br />

530 CFM Handheld Ace Annual Blower,<br />

15,000<br />

7804792 Program ... 179.99<br />

sQ. Ft.<br />

$ $<br />

WITH ACE - 20 With Ace 7287279 Rewards Card,* Ace You Annual Pay 159.99. SALE Program $ WITH ACE<br />

REWARDS Limit CARD* 1 at this Limit price. 2 at this price. $<br />

7287279 26.99 - 2 REWARDS CARD*<br />

$<br />

Self-Propelled Mower, 7804826<br />

Limit<br />

...<br />

2<br />

549.99<br />

at this price.<br />

4<br />

$ $<br />

- 50 With Ace Rewards Card,* You Pay 499.99<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

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String Trimmer, 7804818 ... <strong>22</strong>9.99 $<br />

24<br />

$ $<br />

- 30 With Ace Rewards Card,* You Pay 199.99 $<br />

99<br />

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15.99 ‐ $ 2 RewARds cARd*<br />

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WITH ACE<br />

REWARDS CARD*<br />

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$ 99<br />

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$1 00<br />

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Miracle-Gro ®<br />

Potting Mix,<br />

2 Cu. Ft. Flower or<br />

Vegetable seeds<br />

7104052<br />

Limit 60 at this 7<strong>22</strong>1955, price. 7<strong>22</strong>1989<br />

25<br />

GIVEAWAY ITEMS AT ALL<br />

¢ each.<br />

Scotts ® $<br />

Turf<br />

13<br />

Builder 99<br />

®<br />

Halts 25 ¢ ® each.<br />

RICK’S with Crabgrass Preventer<br />

ACE Lawn Food<br />

Covers 5000 sq. ft.<br />

SALE<br />

7<strong>23</strong><strong>23</strong>25<br />

Ace Lawn Fertilizer<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

$ 99 Covers 5000 sq. ft.<br />

15,000 Sq. Ft., 7<strong>23</strong><strong>23</strong>90 ... SALE<br />

HARDWARE<br />

$ 68.99 - $ 6<br />

WITH ACE<br />

499<br />

15,000 SQ. FT.<br />

$<br />

99.99 -<br />

$<br />

20<br />

64<br />

$ $<br />

84.99289.99 $ $<br />

- 20 - 20<br />

WITH WITH ACE ACE<br />

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164<br />

mulch capability<br />

7006686<br />

s ALe<br />

Scotts ® 4 Step ®<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

Scotts ® 4 $<br />

5,000 SQ. FT. 530 CFM Handheld Blower, 7804792 ... 179.99 Step ®<br />

15,000 SQ. FT.<br />

$ $<br />

Annual Program<br />

- 20 With Ace Rewards Card,* Annual You Pay Program<br />

159.99.<br />

4 7287154<br />

Limit 1 at this price. 7287162<br />

FOR<br />

$1 00<br />

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$<br />

Limit 4 2 at this price.<br />

Self-Propelled Mower, 7804826 Limit ... 2 at 549.99 this price.<br />

4 Step ® $<br />

Annual Seeding Program, 5000 Sq. Ft.,<br />

4 Step ® $<br />

FOR<br />

- 50 With Ace Rewards Card,* You Annual Pay 499.99<br />

$1 00<br />

Seeding Program, 15,000 Sq. Ft.,<br />

7287188 ... $ 99.99 - $ 30 With Ace Rewards Card,* Limit 1 at this price. 7287618 ... $ $<br />

Flower or<br />

259.99 - 75 With Ace Rewards Card,*<br />

$<br />

You Pay 69.99.<br />

POWERLOAD String Trimmer, $<br />

$<br />

You 7804818 Pay 184.99. ... <strong>22</strong>9.99<br />

Vegetable Flower seeds<br />

$ $<br />

Limit 2 at<br />

or<br />

this price.<br />

- 30 With Ace Rewards Card,* Limit You 2 at Pay this 199.99 price. .<br />

7<strong>22</strong>1955, 7<strong>22</strong>1989<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

Vegetable seeds<br />

7<strong>22</strong>1955, 7<strong>22</strong>1989<br />

25 ¢ each.<br />

65 TH ANNIVERSARY<br />

SALE<br />

$ 599<br />

99<br />

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$<br />

8.99 ‐ $ 3<br />

2<br />

Scotts ® Re Tu<br />

Halts ® Cra<br />

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Jobe's ® Fertilizer<br />

15,000 Sq. Ft.,<br />

15/Pk. With Ace Rewa<br />

Limit 2 at this p<br />

75306, 75307, 75308<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

WITH ACE<br />

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$<br />

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- 20<br />

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$ REWAR<br />

With Ace Rewards Card,* You Pay 62.99.<br />

Taylor 7 Pc. Dining Limit Set Limit 2 at this price.<br />

2 at this price.<br />

Canzo 5 Pc. Fire Pit<br />

$<br />

6499<br />

$<br />

164<br />

• Includes table and 6 swivel sling<br />

ng<br />

CP1<br />

15,000 chairsSq. Ft., 7475346...SALE<br />

<strong>22</strong>10301ML, 003, Versions: FN,NR $ 99<br />

Chat Set<br />

79<br />

$ 99<br />

• Weather-resistant steel frames<br />

each<br />

269 $ 99 79<br />

$<br />

36.99 ‐<br />

99<br />

h Month Long <strong>22</strong>10301ML, CP1 003, Versions: $ 6 With Ace Rewards Card,*<br />

• Includes fire pit table and<br />

8026903<br />

FN,NR <strong>22</strong>10301ML, 003, Versions: FN,NR<br />

each<br />

s ALe<br />

with You Ace Pay $ 30.99.<br />

$ Craftsman ® SALE $ WITH ACE<br />

Craftsman<br />

$<br />

12.99 - 3<br />

® Deluxe<br />

s ALe<br />

PLUS GRAND String Trimmer<br />

V20 or<br />

Lithium-Ion<br />

Craftsman<br />

REWARDS CARD*<br />

High-Wheel Push Mower<br />

RE-OPENING EVENTS<br />

‡<br />

® wi<br />

44.99 ‐ $ 4 cushioned motion chairs<br />

STOP Taylor 9' Market Umbrella, IN 8026902 ... AND $ 99.99 ENTER TO WIN, DRAWING HELD ON SUNDAY 3/27<br />

• Weather-resistant steel frames<br />

5 RewARds Limit 2 at cARd* this price.<br />

8048101<br />

$<br />

15.99 V20 ‐ $ Lithi 3 Re<br />

Handheld Blower<br />

Scotts<br />

$ 99<br />

9 ® 4 Step ®<br />

Annual Program<br />

Scotts ® String<br />

4 Step ® Trimmer or<br />

• 21" cutting deck<br />

5,000 SQ. FT. 15,000 SQ. FT.<br />

• Briggs & Stratton ® 163cc engine<br />

Handheld Blower<br />

7010768 , 7011884<br />

$39 99 Annual Program<br />

• Side discharge, mulch, bag<br />

7010768 , 7011884<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

7287154<br />

7815145<br />

7287162 Limit 1 at this price.<br />

$12 9<br />

ea<br />

SALE<br />

Limit 2 at<br />

Limit<br />

this<br />

1<br />

price.<br />

at this price.<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

Ace 6 cu. Ft. Poly AT NEWLY-REMODELED CHESTERFIELD LOCATION!<br />

Miracle-Gro ®<br />

4 Step ® Annual Push Mower, Seeding Program, 5000 Sq. Ft.,<br />

4 Step ® Annual Seeding scotts Program,<br />

Potting<br />

FRIDAY, 3/25<br />

SATURDAY, 3/26 SUNDAY, 3/27 SAVE<br />

STIHL® Demo Day | 10AM–2PM Traeger® Grilling Event | 10AM–2PM<br />

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® ,<br />

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$ 99<br />

7287188 ...<br />

1<br />

$ WITH ACE<br />

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$ Mix,<br />

$ 99.99 - $ 30 With Ace Rewards Card,*<br />

599<br />

$<br />

7287618 ... $ $<br />

7014454 ... 249.99 - $ 20<br />

259.99 - 3.75 With Lb. Ace Rewards Card,*<br />

$<br />

7331739<br />

You Pay With 69.99. Ace Rewards Card,*<br />

$<br />

- 2<br />

SALE<br />

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SALE<br />

Sun and Shade or Tall Fesc<br />

2 Cu. REWARDS Ft. CARD*<br />

$<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

Canzo 5 Pc. Fire Pit<br />

Limit 2 at You<br />

7104052<br />

2<br />

WITH ACE<br />

$ REWARDS CARD<br />

$ 99<br />

Power Tool Demo | 10AM–2PM<br />

*<br />

FOR<br />

6 7 00<br />

this Pay price. <strong>22</strong>9.99 .<br />

Limit 2 at this price. 7206428, 7<strong>22</strong>9412<br />

chairs<br />

Limit 1 at this price.<br />

$ 99 Chat Set<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

Limit 60 at this price.<br />

$<br />

599<br />

with Ace<br />

with Ace<br />

69.99 ‐ $ • Includes fire pit table and<br />

YETI PLACEHOLDER<br />

4 cushioned motion chairs<br />

YETI<br />

20<br />

each<br />

$<br />

RewARds cARd*<br />

179.99 ‐ $ $ 2 ... 99.99<br />

Canzo 5 Pc. Fire Pit<br />

• Weather-resistant steel frames<br />

45 RewARds cARd*<br />

INSTANTLY<br />

Chat Set<br />

8048101<br />

(at Chesterfield, MO location only) (at Chesterfield, MO location Rust-Oleum only) (at Chesterfield, MO location only)<br />

® Painter’s<br />

on select FrogTape ®<br />

• Includes fire pit<br />

Miracle-Gro ®<br />

Soil or Whitney Garden<br />

Farms Touch ® 2x Ultra Cover ®<br />

Painter’s Tape<br />

FOLDS<br />

®<br />

139<strong>22</strong>16 , 139<strong>22</strong>24 , 1392<strong>23</strong>2 ,<br />

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table and<br />

99 Organic Raised Bed Mix,<br />

Spray Paint + Primer,<br />

1467943 , 1467950 , 1467968<br />

1-1/2 Cu. Ft.<br />

12 Oz.<br />

$<br />

134 99<br />

4 cushioned motion chairs<br />

• Weather-resistant steel frames<br />

8048101<br />

FOLDS<br />

FOR EASY<br />

STORAGE.<br />

Limit 1.<br />

Assorted colors and finishes available.<br />

STORAGE.<br />

7505977 , 7438286 , 7438336<br />

1005527<br />

Limit 60 at this price.<br />

$<br />

3.50 each.<br />

C P1<br />

<strong>22</strong>10301ML, 001, Versions: FN,NR<br />

$<br />

SAVE<br />

379 00 $<br />

1<br />

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Stihl 379 00<br />

WITH ACE<br />

REWARDS CARD<br />

$<br />

2<br />

SALE 5000 sQ. Ft. 15,000 sQ. Ft.<br />

SALE<br />

Ace Annual Program<br />

Ace Annual Program<br />

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YOUR $ chOice 99<br />

799 7158314<br />

WITH ACE YOUR chOice<br />

*<br />

each<br />

7287279<br />

$ 599<br />

REWARDS CARD<br />

4<br />

*<br />

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INSTANTLY<br />

Toro<br />

SmartStow Personal Pace ® Recycler ®<br />

FOR<br />

$1 00<br />

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s ALe Limit 2 at this price.<br />

s ALe with Ace<br />

Traeger RewARds cARd*<br />

on select FrogTape ® ®<br />

SmartStow<br />

Self-Propelled Mower<br />

Personal Pace ®<br />

Painter’s Tape<br />

Self-Propelled Mower<br />

• <strong>22</strong>" cutting deck<br />

139<strong>22</strong>16 , 139<strong>22</strong>24 • <strong>22</strong>" cutting deck<br />

• Briggs & Stratton ® Mow<br />

$<br />

6 99<br />

on Magnolia Home<br />

by Joanna Gaines <br />

Flower or<br />

, 1392<strong>23</strong>2 ,<br />

'N' Stow Interior Paint<br />

Vegetable seeds<br />

each<br />

$<br />

15 99<br />

$<br />

<strong>23</strong>.99 ‐ $ 4<br />

® Pro 575<br />

YETI PLACEHOLDER<br />

$ 00<br />

YETI<br />

849 each<br />

Canzo Wood 5 Pc. Pellet Fire Pit Grill YETI PLACEHOLDER<br />

FrEe<br />

EXCLUSIVELY FOR ACE REWARDS MEMBERS<br />

572 sq. in. total cooking area. YETI<br />

Chat Set<br />

Weber ® Genesis ® II E-325 <br />

each<br />

• Briggs & Stratton ® Mow 'N' Stow <br />

163cc<br />

1467943<br />

engine<br />

, 1467950 , 1467968<br />

$<br />

19 99<br />

8016779 , 8016781<br />

• Includes fire pit table and<br />

Gas Grill**<br />

Pro 780 Wood Pellet Grill,<br />

4 cushioned motion chairs<br />

• 3 high-performance stainless steel burners<br />

8016774 , 8016780 ... $ 999.99 each<br />

• Weather-resistant steel frames $ • 513 sq. in. total cooking area<br />

Pro 780 Grill Cover, 8016829 ... 79.99<br />

8048101<br />

7<strong>22</strong>1955, 7<strong>22</strong>1989<br />

$ Color Samples<br />

• Sear Station<br />

Pro 575 Cover, 8016830 ... 59.99<br />

163cc engine<br />

• Personal Limit Pace 1.<br />

• Handle light<br />

Auto Drive<br />

1682749 , 1682780 , 1682921<br />

25 ¢ each.<br />

• Personal Pace Auto Drive<br />

• Mulch or bag<br />

Ace steel tine Rake<br />

Ace Yard & Garden<br />

Also available in black.<br />

SALE<br />

NO LIMIT.<br />

8017320 , 8017321 • Mulch , 80173<strong>22</strong> or bag , 80173<strong>23</strong><br />

7013911 or Poly Leaf Rake<br />

tools<br />

Ace 50' x 5/8" Flexogen ®<br />

Genesis ® II E-315 7013911<br />

Gas Grill**,<br />

Available at most Ace 74978, Hardware 7502917 locations.<br />

$ 7011273, 99 7011414, 7012818,<br />

8016665 , 8016679 , 8017318 ...<br />

Premium Garden hose<br />

Check your local store for availability.<br />

$ WITH ACE<br />

Available at most Ace Hardware locations.<br />

, Versions: FN,NR<br />

8.99<br />

$<br />

- 2<br />

SALE<br />

REWARDS CARD*<br />

Check your local store for availability.<br />

SAVE<br />

$ 799 each<br />

599 Genesis 7012859, 7138555<br />

® II E-310 Natural Gas Grill,<br />

71928<br />

ASSEMBLY & DELIVERY<br />

$ 8016676 , 8016684 ... 749 each<br />

ON GRILLS AND ACCESSORIES TOTALING<br />

WITH ACE<br />

2 $ REWARDS CAR<br />

99<br />

FOR<br />

6 7 00<br />

Limit 2 at this price.<br />

$ 399 AND UP<br />

et<br />

Canzo 5 Pc. Fire Pit<br />

†<br />

ng chairs<br />

100' x 5/8", 72054...SALE<br />

$ Chat 00 Set<br />

† Online and at participating Ace locations between 3/1/21<br />

849 $<br />

• Includes each fire pit table and $ 00<br />

39.99 ‐ $ 10 With Ace Rewards<br />

849<br />

FrEe<br />

EXCLUSIVELY FOR ACE REWARDS MEMBERS<br />

and 3/30/21. Delivery dates subject to availability within<br />

each<br />

each<br />

Card,* You Pay<br />

March Month Long<br />

A P1<br />

<strong>22</strong>10301ML, 004, Versions: CA,DS,FN,NR,NW,SO,TR<br />

$ 29.99. INSTANTLY<br />

FrEe<br />

4 cushioned motion chairs<br />

EXCLUSIVELY FOR ACE REWARDS MEMBERS local delivery area only. Offer not valid on prior purchases.<br />

$ 902 ... 99.99<br />

Weber ® Genesis<br />

SALE<br />

• Weather-resistant ® II E-325steel <br />

frames<br />

Gas Grill**<br />

March Month Long<br />

A P1<br />

Rust-Oleum ® Limit 2 at this price.<br />

8048101<br />

Weber ® Genesis ® II E-325 <br />

Painter’s<br />

on select Fro<br />

• 3 high-performance stainless steel burners<br />

YETI PLACEHOLDER<br />

Miracle-Gro Gas Grill**<br />

March Month ® • 513 sq. in. total cooking area<br />

Garden<br />

YETI<br />

$ 99<br />

Long<br />

CP1<br />

Touch <strong>22</strong>10301ML, ® 2x Ultra Cover 003, Versions: ® FN,NR<br />

Painter’s Tap<br />

• Sear Station<br />

• 3 high-performance stainless steel<br />

Soil or Whitney Farms ® burners<br />

$ WITH ACE<br />

649.99 $<br />

1,499 • Handle light<br />

• 513 sq. in. total cooking area<br />

- 50 REWARDS CARD*<br />

139<strong>22</strong>16 , 139<strong>22</strong>24 ,<br />

Organic Raised Bed Mix,<br />

Spray Paint + Primer,<br />

• Sear Station<br />

$ 00<br />

Also available in black.<br />

479 each<br />

1467943 , 1467950 ,<br />

Traeger • Handle light<br />

1-1/2 Cu. Ft.<br />

12 Oz.<br />

Limit 1.<br />

$ 99<br />

$<br />

Also available in black.<br />

Assorted colors and finishes available.<br />

2<br />

7505977 , 7438286 8017320 , 8017321 , 7438336 , 80173<strong>22</strong> , 80173<strong>23</strong> 599 ® 8017320 , 8017321 , 80173<strong>22</strong> , 80173<strong>23</strong><br />

Ironwood 885<br />

Genesis<br />

Wood Pellet Grill<br />

® II E-315 Gas Grill**,<br />

Weber ® Spirit ® II E-310 <br />

$ 8016665 , 8016679 , 8017318 ... 799 each<br />

#1 RATED<br />

885 sq. in. total cooking area.<br />

Genesis ® II E-310 Natural Gas Grill,<br />

1005527<br />

Limit 60 at Genesis this price.<br />

$<br />

CORDLESS<br />

® II E-315 Gas Grill**,<br />

Gas Grill**<br />

8030462 ASSEMBLY & DELIVERY<br />

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New coffee table book chronicles<br />

1964 World Series<br />

By WARREN MAYES<br />

St. Louis Cardinals fans are in for a<br />

double treat in April.<br />

Not only will there be a baseball season<br />

in 20<strong>22</strong> but fans of all ages can enjoy a new<br />

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A Team, A Season, And A Showdown For<br />

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The book will be available in stores April<br />

15 and is available now for pre-order at<br />

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It was written by broadcast journalist<br />

Ron Jacober and baseball historian Robert<br />

L. Tiemann. The two also co-authored the<br />

local best-seller “Immortal Moments in<br />

Cardinals History.” That book was a magnificent<br />

collection of Cardinal highlights. It<br />

revived the greatest moments in franchise<br />

lore, from the forgotten victories of four<br />

consecutive pennant winners in the 1880s<br />

right through the 2015 National League<br />

Central Division pennant. The new book<br />

focuses only on the 1964 Cardinals team.<br />

“I really enjoyed writing it,” said Ballwin<br />

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sports on local radio and television for 47<br />

years. “I’m a lifelong Cardinals fan. I’m<br />

old enough to remember the ‘64 Cardinals.<br />

Talking with some of the guys who are still<br />

alive was so much fun. I marveled at the<br />

minutiae of details about that season and<br />

the World Series and things of that nature.<br />

“It was an amazing team in what they did.<br />

Everything that went on during the season<br />

... made it so special.”<br />

Jacober explained that team owner,<br />

August A. “Gussie” Busch Jr., fired general<br />

manager Bing Devine on Aug. 17, 1964,<br />

when the team was 11 games out with 39<br />

games to play ... “and they won it all.”<br />

In one of the most exciting seasons in<br />

baseball history, the 1964 Cardinals surged<br />

in the final months to steal the pennant<br />

from the Philadelphia Phillies; then, go on<br />

to top the mighty New York Yankees in<br />

seven games to capture the World Series.<br />

How did an unlikely assortment of<br />

people and events come together for such<br />

a monumental achievement? The book, a<br />

photo-illustrated story of promise, turmoil<br />

and triumph, reveals everything.<br />

“I think any baseball fan but especially<br />

Cardinals fans will enjoy this book,” Jacober<br />

said. “It chronicles the whole season,<br />

especially every game of the World Series.<br />

The sidebar stuff to me is very interesting<br />

with the interviews I did with the living<br />

players. There’s a ton of pictures in this<br />

book. It’s done right. I think people will<br />

enjoy the photos as much as anything in it.”<br />

Readers will discover how the famous<br />

trade for Lou Brock provided a jolt that<br />

reversed a summer swoon; how superstar<br />

pitcher Bob Gibson ascended to dominance<br />

down the stretch; and how other indispensables,<br />

like Curt Flood, Dick Groat, Bill<br />

White, Julian Javier, Tim McCarver, Mike<br />

Shannon, Barney Schultz, team captain<br />

Kenny Boyer and others, helped to power<br />

the team through the NL meat-grinder and<br />

the ultimate clash of historic heavyweights.<br />

“All the players I spoke with were very<br />

cooperative,” Jacober said. “I had some<br />

very interesting conversations with them<br />

and what they would remember fascinated<br />

me. Like McCarver telling me about his<br />

game-winning home run in Game 5. The<br />

Yankees moved Micky Mantle to right<br />

field from center to help save his knees.<br />

McCarver said he saw the ball fly right<br />

over Mantle and it was something he never<br />

forgot. Mantle was such a star. McCarver<br />

said in his mind’s eye, he can see it still.”<br />

High drama wasn’t limited to the field,<br />

thanks to hard-driving owner, Gussie<br />

Busch, and his “special consultant,”<br />

Branch Rickey. The book illuminates how<br />

palace intrigue foreshadowed the unthinkable<br />

departures of general manager Bing<br />

Devine and manager Johnny Keane during<br />

and after the Series, respectively.<br />

“It was such a crazy season because of<br />

the happenings in the season,” Jacober said.<br />

“Gussie Busch thought the Cardinals were a<br />

failure. He compared the Cardinals general<br />

manager to one of his beer distributors and<br />

said if one of his distributors had failed six<br />

years in a row, he’d fire him. Gussie hired<br />

Branch Rickey as a consultant, and I think<br />

Rickey was pretty much responsible for the<br />

firing of Bing Devine.”<br />

The 1964 Cardinals often have come up<br />

as a truly remarkable team, both as individual<br />

personalities and as a close-knit<br />

team in the context of a hard-fought World<br />

Series triumph.<br />

“I enjoy writing,” Jacober said, but he<br />

gave credit to Tiemann for giving the<br />

book its insider feel. “Bob is the genius<br />

behind this. He was a member of SABR<br />

(Society for American Baseball Research).<br />

He remembers the smallest of details and<br />

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for defensive excellence from 2021 were<br />

first baseman Paul Goldschmidt, second<br />

baseman Tommy Edman, left fielder Tyler<br />

O’Neill and center fielder Harrison Bader.<br />

It is the first instance any MLB team<br />

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Goldschmidt, 34, won his fourth career<br />

Gold Glove Award and first since 2017<br />

with Arizona. He led all MLB first basemen<br />

with 10 defensive runs saved. His<br />

two errors (1,313 innings) were the fewest<br />

among all first basemen with at least 920<br />

innings played. Goldschmidt is now tied<br />

for the most Gold Gloves among active<br />

first basemen with Anthony Rizzo and Eric<br />

Hosmer. He is the first Cardinals first baseman<br />

to earn the award since Albert Pujols<br />

in 2010.<br />

O’Neill, 26, won his second consecutive<br />

Gold Glove Award after winning his<br />

first in 2020. For the second straight year,<br />

O’Neill led all MLB left fielders in defensive<br />

runs saved (12). His seven outfield<br />

assists ranked tied for first among National<br />

League left fielders. O’Neill is the first<br />

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Gold Glove Awards since Jim Edmonds<br />

MARMOL, from page 28<br />

be 40 this season. Paul Goldschmidt is in<br />

his mid-30s.<br />

“The entire organization felt that it was<br />

important to try and maintain the success,<br />

progress and momentum that was built<br />

over the course of the 2021 season,” said<br />

President of Baseball Operations John<br />

Mozeliak. “We are excited to have Oli<br />

helping us to further grow that effort as we<br />

move forward.”<br />

Mozeliak said he knew Marmol would<br />

one day become a manager.<br />

“I did not think it was necessarily going<br />

to be 20<strong>22</strong>,” he said. But an opportunity<br />

for Marmol arose when Shildt was fired in<br />

October over what Mozeliak described as<br />

“philosophical differences.”<br />

“We had internal issues we felt we could<br />

not resolve,” Mozeliak said. “We felt the<br />

best path forward was to make a change for<br />

the organization, regardless if it was not a<br />

popular one. We did not take this lightly.”<br />

After Shildt was dismissed, Mozeliak<br />

said he mulled over going outside the<br />

took home six straight from 2000-05.<br />

Edman, 26, won his first career Gold<br />

Glove Award playing primarily at second<br />

base (115 starts) while also starting 35<br />

games in the outfield. He led all MLB<br />

second basemen with 13 outs above average<br />

and ranked tied for second among NL<br />

second basemen in defensive runs saved<br />

(6). His five errors were tied for the fewest<br />

among all second basemen with at least<br />

1,000 innings played. Edman joins Kolten<br />

Wong (2019-20) and Fernando Viña (2001-<br />

02) as the only second basemen to win<br />

the award in franchise history. The Cardinals<br />

have won three straight Gold Glove<br />

Awards at second base, with Kolten Wong<br />

taking home the honor the previous two<br />

seasons.<br />

Bader, 27, won his first career Gold<br />

Glove after being named a finalist for<br />

the award in 2019. Bader led all NL outfielders<br />

with 15 defensive runs saved<br />

and 14 outs above average. His 11 “four<br />

and five star catches,” defined as catches<br />

with probabilities of less than 50 percent<br />

of being made, ranked fourth among all<br />

MLB outfielders. Bader is the first Cardinals<br />

center fielder to win a Gold Glove<br />

since Jim Edmonds in 2005 and joins<br />

Curt Flood (1963-69), Willie McGee<br />

(1983, 1985-86), Jason Heyward (2015)<br />

and O’Neill (2020-21) as Cardinals outfielders<br />

to win a Gold Glove. This marks<br />

the first time in franchise history that<br />

two Cardinals outfielders have won Gold<br />

Gloves in the same season.<br />

organization versus staying internally.<br />

He chose Marmol, looking for continuity<br />

and counting on him to build on what he<br />

learned from mentors like Shildt.<br />

“Oli’s going to have his own voice. He’s<br />

going to be able to put his own fingerprints<br />

on this,” Mozeliak said. “Ultimately, you<br />

hope and expect that he learned to do<br />

things in his own way, and (in a way) that<br />

he has a lot of confidence in.”<br />

“It’s not so much different as much as<br />

how do we build upon the success (that)<br />

this organization has had, because we’ve<br />

won here,” Marmol said. “It’s more so<br />

building upon that, and for me, that comes<br />

with a heavy emphasis on integrating<br />

departments.”<br />

Marmol knows the franchise has nothing<br />

short of championship aspirations for 20<strong>22</strong>.<br />

“The expectations for the organization<br />

have always been the same: It’s to win a<br />

World Series,” Marmol said. “This year, in<br />

20<strong>22</strong>, is no different. We will prepare in<br />

a way to take our shot at a championship,<br />

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undefeated wrestling career<br />

March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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By WARREN MAYES<br />

Lafayette’s Faith Cole leaves behind a<br />

legacy in girls wrestling that will be hard<br />

to duplicate.<br />

Cole recently became the first undefeated<br />

four-time girls state champion in<br />

Missouri history. She went undefeated her<br />

entire high school career, a feat she capped<br />

off by scoring a second-round pin of<br />

Mid-Buchanan senior Haley Sampson in<br />

the 110-pound championship match. She<br />

ended the match in 2 minutes, 56 seconds.<br />

Cole finished her senior year with a 29-0<br />

record. She recorded 20 pins, and won five<br />

tournaments this season. Her overall high<br />

school record is a spotless 117-0.<br />

Missouri’s first season of girls wrestling<br />

as a championship sport was Cole’s freshman<br />

season of 2018-19. She wants other<br />

girls to enjoy wrestling as much as she<br />

does.<br />

Lafayette senior Faith Cole stands on the podium after<br />

winning her fourth girls state championship in the recent<br />

Missouri meet.<br />

“I am extremely grateful to be able to<br />

achieve this,” Cole said. “I am forever<br />

grateful for the Missouri community, and<br />

the help I have had over the last couple<br />

years. I do feel like with my growing name,<br />

I would hope that younger girls would look<br />

up to me and join the sport. My main goal<br />

is to grow the sport.”<br />

Cole wants other girls to seize the opportunity<br />

wrestling provides.<br />

“I didn’t specifically set this goal to be<br />

undefeated and win four titles, but I was<br />

aware that I would be able to,” Cole said.<br />

“I keep my goals to myself, but I knew<br />

the platform I would be able to grow, and<br />

I was excited to see (the number of girls<br />

increase).”<br />

Cole had a huge bulls-eye on her in her<br />

senior season. Somewhere, some wrestler<br />

wanted to be the first to defeat her. She was<br />

able to deal with the pressure.<br />

“I knew what was expected of me, and I<br />

had known that since my freshman year,”<br />

Cole said. “It was starting to feel real now.”<br />

Lafayette coach Kayla Walker said Cole<br />

was ready for her final state meet.<br />

“Faith’s mindset going in was incredible,”<br />

Walker said. “In her words, she was ‘electrified’<br />

to get at it and help drive the force<br />

of women’s wrestling. There was pressure,<br />

but she was prepared and knew going in<br />

people would be putting pressure on her. It<br />

never phased her.”<br />

Cole agreed.<br />

“I was very excited and felt very prepared,”<br />

Cole said. “I surprisingly had very<br />

few nerves.”<br />

Cole won her first three matches by fall,<br />

and a tech fall in the semifinal.<br />

“I took it one at a time, which is<br />

the easiest way to get through a<br />

tournament,” Cole said. “I wrestled<br />

well in all of the matches;<br />

some were better than others. I<br />

would say I was more mentally<br />

challenged because of the atmosphere<br />

I was in than physically<br />

challenged on the mat.”<br />

Cole kept her composure<br />

through her championship<br />

match, and thought she wrestled<br />

well.<br />

“I was obviously very excited<br />

I won, and simply wanted to<br />

get up to the stands to see my<br />

friends and family,” Cole said.<br />

Walker said the finals match<br />

was one of the best she has seen<br />

Cole wrestle.<br />

“She went in there so ready to<br />

show how clean and concrete<br />

her moves are,” Walker said.<br />

Now, Cole’s wrestling career as a Lancer<br />

has ended. The time went by quickly.<br />

“I couldn’t believe it when I was an<br />

upperclassman, and now it is basically<br />

over,” Cole said. “My coaches have helped<br />

me tremendously. I would not be where I<br />

am today without them.”<br />

Walker enjoyed working with Cole, and<br />

said she will do well no matter where she<br />

goes.<br />

“She’s a special athlete, and her leaving<br />

will be heartbreaking,” Walker said. “Yet,<br />

I’m excited to see what her future has to<br />

offer. Her mindset was to always strive for<br />

more. She is beyond coachable and always<br />

willing to listen. It’s beyond impressive<br />

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State Basketball Championships<br />

CBC returns to Class 6 Final Four<br />

The CBC Cadets earned a berth in the<br />

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Final Four visit in the past four years.<br />

CBC defeated St. Louis University High<br />

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The Angels got past Jackson 41-37 in a<br />

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Lindenwood University campus. Senior<br />

Kiley Duchardt sparked St. Joseph’s with<br />

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blocked five shots.<br />

St. Joseph’s defeated Marquette 58-44 to<br />

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Kayla Jansen scored 14 points and<br />

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The Red Devils scored a 57-37 victory<br />

in a Class 6 quarterfinal game at Maryville<br />

University’s Simon Athletic Center. Senior<br />

Jotham Daniels scored a game-high 24<br />

points for Chaminade.<br />

In their last two visits to the state tournament,<br />

Chaminade finished third (2021) and<br />

second (2018).<br />

The Red Devils defeated Francis Howell<br />

59-40 to win their third consecutive district<br />

title and the program’s ninth since 2010.<br />

Daniels led Chaminade in the game with<br />

14 points. Other players scoring in double<br />

figures were seniors Nate Straughter with<br />

13 points, and Walt Straughter and Filip<br />

Sinobad with 10 points each.<br />

Whitfield girls go back to state<br />

The defending Class 5 state champions<br />

Whitfield Warriors will be back to try to<br />

make it back-to-back- titles. Whitfield has<br />

won 15 consecutive games heading into<br />

the Final Four.<br />

The Warriors rolled to a 44-27 win over<br />

Warrenton in a Class 5 quarterfinal contest<br />

played at St. Louis Community College at<br />

Meramec. Junior Brooklyn Rhodes scored<br />

a game high 17 points.<br />

In the District 3 championship game,<br />

Whitfield earned a 55-34 win over MICDS.<br />

In that game, Rhodes scored 11 points, and<br />

reached the 1,000 career points scoring<br />

milestone in the victory.<br />

Incarnate Word returns to state<br />

The Incarnate Word Academy Red<br />

Knights will attempt to win their 12th state<br />

championship after earning another berth<br />

in the Final Four. The Red Knights have<br />

won four consecutive state titles. There<br />

was no state tourney held in 2020.<br />

Incarnate Word easily defeated Troy<br />

Buchanan 70-32 in the Class 6 quarterfinal<br />

game played at Maryville University’s<br />

John E. and Adaline Simon Athletic Center.<br />

Junior Natalie Potts scored a game-high 17<br />

points for the Red Knights.<br />

In its district game, Incarnate Word<br />

thumped Francis Howell Central 79-32 to<br />

win the District 3 championship. Potts led<br />

Incarnate Word with <strong>22</strong> points in the win.<br />

MICDS boys win district<br />

basketball championship<br />

The MICDS Rams romped to a 60-36 victory<br />

over John Burroughs in the Class 4 District<br />

6 boys basketball championship game at<br />

12/30/21 10:26 AM<br />

University City High. Junior Marcus Coleman<br />

led the way with a career-high 24 points.<br />

It was MICDS’ first district title since<br />

2010.<br />

The Rams’ run to the state tournament<br />

was cut short in their next game. Twotime<br />

defending state champion Vashon<br />

beat MICDS 64-49 in the sectional round<br />

at Northwest High. Senior forward Brandon<br />

Mitchell-Day, a 6-foot-8 Dartmouth<br />

recruit, ended his career with 18 points,<br />

eight rebounds, four assists and a steal.<br />

Eureka coach inducted<br />

in Hall of Fame<br />

Eureka field hockey and lacrosse coach<br />

Melissa Menchella was recently inducted<br />

into the Lindenwood University Hall of<br />

Fame for her lacrosse career with the Lions.<br />

A 2011 Eureka graduate, Menchella was<br />

the 2021 St. Louis Coach of the Year for<br />

high school lacrosse.<br />

During her four-year tenure as a member<br />

of the Lindenwood women’s lacrosse program<br />

(2011-15), she appeared in 74 games<br />

and made 73 starts for the Lions, while also<br />

setting the school-record for goals scored<br />

(183) and total points (<strong>23</strong>3).<br />

Menchella was the recipient of several<br />

accolades including the NCAA DII<br />

Lacrosse Student-Athlete of the Year,<br />

NCAA Elite 89 Award, Lindenwood’s<br />

Scholar-Athlete of the Year, a two-time<br />

IWLCA All-American, including firstteam<br />

honors in 2015, and a first-team Academic<br />

All-American.<br />

She was honored with the retirement<br />

of her No. <strong>22</strong> jersey in 2016, making her<br />

the first Lindenwood student-athlete in the<br />

NCAA era to have her number retired.<br />

“My time at Lindenwood meant a lot<br />

to me,” Menchella said. “I couldn’t have<br />

asked for a better four years or a better<br />

program to be a part of in college. Because<br />

of that, it is very exciting to know that I<br />

was chosen to receive the honor of going<br />

into the Lindenwood Hall of Fame. I never<br />

would have imagined after picking up<br />

a stick for the first time at Eureka High<br />

School that I would have had the lacrosse<br />

career that I had at Eureka and especially<br />

Lindenwood.”


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Lafayette girls win national high school racquetball championship<br />

By WARREN MAYES<br />

It’s been a three-year climb, but the<br />

Lafayette girls racquetball team reached its<br />

goal – the national championship.<br />

The Lancers captured first place in the<br />

girls team championship, and the boys and<br />

girls teams placed second in the overall<br />

team championship. The girls team also<br />

won the recent state tournament.<br />

Lafayette coach Manny Rodriguez was<br />

named the winner of the USA Racquetball<br />

National High School Coach of the Year<br />

award.<br />

“I’m overly excited about how our team<br />

finished,” Rodriguez said. “Hard work pays<br />

off. The turnout from around the country,<br />

after the two years all of these kids have<br />

had, made this all that much more real, and<br />

I’m so grateful for the awesome turnout<br />

and outcome.”<br />

The 34th annual national tournament<br />

was held recently at the Vetta Racquet<br />

Sports Concord (St. Louis) and Vetta Racquet<br />

Sports <strong>West</strong> (St. Peters). The field<br />

consisted of nearly 400 high school athletes<br />

representing 27 schools from around<br />

the country.<br />

Four Lancers earned all-American<br />

honors in the tournament.<br />

Senior Hailey Fitts was a quarterfinalist<br />

in No. 1 singles, third in No. 1 doubles, and<br />

fourth in mixed doubles. Senior Hannah<br />

Werk finished second in No. 2 singles and<br />

third in No. 1 doubles. Senior Charlie<br />

Buren was a quarterfinalist in No. 1 singles,<br />

third in No. 1 doubles, and fourth in mixed<br />

doubles. Junior Jonathan Ruck finished<br />

third in No. 1 doubles.<br />

The Lafayette girls had winning the<br />

national title as its top objective, Rodriguez<br />

said.<br />

“These girls have worked extremely hard<br />

with the goal of a national championship<br />

for three years,” Rodriguez said. “We truly<br />

believed we were going to win it two years<br />

in a row, but due to Covid, the nationals<br />

were canceled last year. They were as<br />

hungry as it gets to win it all.”<br />

The girls’ best finish came in 2020 when<br />

the Lancers just missed winding up in the<br />

top 3 by 50 points.<br />

“Most of the girls were here then and<br />

with two more seasons to go, we felt confident<br />

the next two years were ours,” Rodriguez<br />

said.<br />

Fitts played in the No. 1 spot and won<br />

first place in the Blue Division. Werk competed<br />

in the No. 2 spot and finished second<br />

place in the Gold Division.<br />

Buren and Ruck showed how good they<br />

are in doubles.<br />

“They played extremely well, pulling an<br />

upset over the No. 2 seed to make the top<br />

4,” Rodriguez said. “They finished third<br />

and earned All-American honors.”<br />

Rodriguez was pleased about Buren<br />

reaching the quarterfinals in No. 1 singles.<br />

“No. 1 is the hardest bracket and making<br />

it to the quarterfinals is always a big deal,”<br />

Rodriguez said. “These are some of the<br />

best players in the country he is competing<br />

against.”<br />

Other girls played well, too, Rodriguez<br />

said.<br />

“I’m beyond impressed with what happened<br />

from top to bottom,” Rodriguez said.<br />

Hannah Fitts won the Gold Championship<br />

in No. 3 singles. Ashleigh Howard<br />

won the Gold Championship in No. 4<br />

singles. Riley Graven won the Gold<br />

Championship in No. 5 singles. At No. 6<br />

singles, Kyla Davis won the Gold Championship.<br />

Kyla Davis and Riley Graven<br />

won the Gold No. 3 doubles Championship.<br />

The Lafayette program placed second in<br />

the Overall Team Championship.<br />

“We lost to a team that had 61 players in<br />

it to our 24 players,” Rodriguez said.<br />

Being named the coach of the year was<br />

something Rodriguez never thought about.<br />

“I’m still pinching myself,” Rodriguez<br />

said. “This is our 10-year anniversary as a<br />

team, and to earn this honor during such<br />

a successful season helps bring this all<br />

together.”<br />

Rodriguez is happy with his Lafayette<br />

program.<br />

“I’ve always been of the belief, get us<br />

players and we will do special things<br />

together,” Rodriguez said. “We did something<br />

very special this year, and (that) further<br />

adds confidence in the system we have<br />

been building for 10 years. We’ve gone<br />

from four players to almost 55 players this<br />

season.<br />

“With many kids graduating, we look<br />

forward to recruiting more players who<br />

would want to be a part of something special.<br />

We hope this great season will help<br />

us recruit more players in the Rockwood<br />

school district. We are always recruiting,<br />

and have ‘try it’ opportunities for anyone<br />

who would like to check out our racquetball<br />

team.”<br />

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EUREKA• Board of Aldermen<br />

• Ward 1 Jerry Dieckmann*<br />

• Ward 2 Kevin Kilpatrick*<br />

• Ward 3 Jerry Holloway*<br />

MANCHESTER •<br />

Mayor/Board of Aldermen<br />

• Mayor Mike Clement*<br />

• Ward 1 Nelson Nolte*<br />

• Ward 2 Marilyn Ottenad*<br />

• Ward 3 Benjamin Toben*<br />

TOWN & COUNTRY •<br />

Board of Aldermen<br />

• Ward 1 Barbara Ann Hughes*<br />

• Ward 2 Fred (Fritz) Wiesehan*<br />

• Ward 3 Michelle Francisco<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. After five years of serving on various<br />

task forces and steering committees (Town<br />

& Country Twenty-Year Comprehensive<br />

Plan, Arts & Culture, Parks & Trails, Vet<br />

and First Responders Memorial) I decided<br />

the time was right to take the next step<br />

in serving my community by running for<br />

Ward 3 alderman.<br />

2. My intent is to preserve the best parts<br />

about living in Town & Country (green<br />

space, spacious lot sizes, safety, great<br />

schools, sense of community) while working<br />

to make it even better. Community<br />

doesn’t just happen, it needs to be cultivated.<br />

Last summer I helped spearhead<br />

the summer concert series at Town Square,<br />

which was a big success and one I was<br />

quite passionate about. With COVID-19<br />

restrictions being lifted I look forward<br />

to building upon that and bringing more<br />

opportunities for the community to engage<br />

with one another at our parks and community<br />

areas.<br />

• Ward 3 Mohammad Agha<br />

Website was not provided<br />

1. I’m a native St. Louisan who moved<br />

back to Missouri after my medical training.<br />

My entire professional career has been<br />

within this state, which has provided me<br />

with a lot of opportunity. My family still<br />

lives in St. Louis as well. I was looking for<br />

a way to give back and the opportunity to<br />

run for Ward 3 Alderman in Town & Country<br />

came up after asking if there was a way<br />

to get involved. In reviewing the role and<br />

responsibilities, it was clear that this would<br />

be an incredible way to connect with my<br />

community and continue the work of those<br />

before me.<br />

2. I’m excited to implement Town &<br />

Country’s 2020 Comprehensive Plan. It<br />

states the 20-year vision in seven domains<br />

after the Steering Committee had many<br />

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meetings with the community. I’ve already<br />

heard from some residents who want to<br />

meet about one of those domains (land<br />

use). Ultimately, I want to balance the economic<br />

growth that will fuel Town & Country’s<br />

continued success with maintaining<br />

the character and natural resources that<br />

makes Town & County such an appealing<br />

place to live.<br />

• Ward 4 Sue Allen*<br />

sallenpt@aol.com<br />

1. After representing Town & Country<br />

in the Missouri House of Representatives<br />

for eight years, I had the opportunity<br />

to join the Board of Aldermen in<br />

2018 and was reelected in 2020. I am<br />

running for reelection because, as the<br />

longest serving current board member<br />

and current board president, I believe<br />

my experience provides me with a solid<br />

understanding of the issues facing Ward<br />

4 and the city as a whole. If reelected,<br />

I believe I can continue to successfully<br />

address these issues.<br />

2. The board and city staff recently<br />

began implementing several operational<br />

best-practice changes impacting on-going<br />

capital projects. These changes resulted<br />

from a board-initiated performance audit<br />

of our public works department. I recently<br />

proposed a resolution for a Town & Country<br />

project to recognize current military<br />

members, veterans and first responders<br />

which will be erected in Town Square. A<br />

mayor-appointed task force, which I chair,<br />

and the board are moving forward toward<br />

completion of this project in 2024 using<br />

private funds. This next two-year term will<br />

allow me to help bring both of these efforts<br />

to fruition.<br />

• Ward 4 David Murphy<br />

murphy4alderman.com<br />

1. I want to help the community through<br />

public policies, events, programs, and<br />

infrastructure enhancements. As producer<br />

of the Summer Concert Series and other<br />

volunteer efforts, I am committed to helping<br />

the city grow. My career program management<br />

and business development skills<br />

will help raise revenues for the city and<br />

deliver more valuable programs for Ward<br />

4 and our city. As a homeowner, I experience<br />

our infrastructure everyday. There<br />

are areas to improve and I am focused on<br />

delivering on those initiatives.<br />

2. We are at a critical stage for Town<br />

& Country. Everyday life has changed.<br />

Expectations and needs have evolved.<br />

Ward 4 needs better access and resources.<br />

Our city needs to attract and retain more<br />

profitable and community-focused businesses.<br />

We need more events and activities<br />

engaging our community. In terms<br />

of infrastructure, we need better planning<br />

and completion of walkways, public area<br />

enhancements, and modernization of services.<br />

Readers are invited to learn more on<br />

my website.<br />

TWIN OAKS •<br />

Board of Aldermen<br />

• At-Large Tim Stoeckl<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• At-Large April Milne<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• At-Large Zachary Martin<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

WILDWOOD • City Council<br />

• Ward 1 Teresa D. Clark*<br />

• Ward 2 Don Bartoni*<br />

• Ward 3 Scott Ottenberg*<br />

scottforwildwood.com<br />

1. Serving Wildwood residents has<br />

been an honor. Protecting the city’s rural<br />

character has been a priority. Ensuring<br />

safe neighborhoods with safe streets<br />

have also been priorities. Expanding<br />

internet access to underserved areas with<br />

no tax increase has been a major accomplishment.<br />

Approved Hwy. 109 safety<br />

improvements will increase driver safety.<br />

Working with HOA’s to bring negligent<br />

properties within city code will protect<br />

property values. My family has lived in<br />

Wildwood for 26 years. Now, my daughter<br />

and her family also live here. Making this<br />

a wonderful place to live for every resident<br />

continues to be my goal!<br />

2. I will continue protecting the city’s<br />

rural character. Safe neighborhoods and<br />

streets will also remain priorities. Exercising<br />

fiscal restraint will be a guiding<br />

principle. Expanding internet access to<br />

underserved areas will improve quality<br />

of life for residents in those areas. Continuing<br />

highway improvements will make<br />

driving safer. The city will become an<br />

even better place to live, work and play.<br />

I am excited to continue serving the residents<br />

of Wildwood!<br />

• Ward 3 Tracey Nyhan<br />

1. I was inspired to run two years ago<br />

because there was dissension on Council.<br />

My desire was to be on Council and<br />

work civilly with all Council members, the<br />

Mayor and city staff to support the best<br />

interests of Ward 3 residents. That goal has<br />

been accomplished and now I am running<br />

for re election to continue to support the<br />

residents of Ward 3.<br />

2. My priorities will be to continue supporting<br />

fiscal responsibility and focus on<br />

the strategic plan goals adopted by Council<br />

of improved internet access, financial<br />

resource development, erosion control and<br />

public safety.<br />

• Ward 4 Joe Farmer*<br />

• Ward 5 Ed Marshall<br />

edmarshallward5.com<br />

1. My previous years of service have provided<br />

me the experience to represent the<br />

interest and needs of the residents in Ward<br />

5. I have served on all the City Council’s<br />

standing committees as well as the council<br />

representative to the Planning and Zoning<br />

Commission multiple times. Following my<br />

term on the city council I served as committee<br />

chair for the city’s Charter Review<br />

Commission.<br />

2. My primary reason for serving on the<br />

council is to promote efficient local government<br />

and to represent the needs of Ward<br />

5 as they relate to the progress of the entire<br />

city. It is our challenge to balance the<br />

needs of a growing city, both residential<br />

and commercial, without doing damage to<br />

the environment. I am committed to devoting<br />

the time and energy to make Wildwood<br />

a great place in which to live and raise our<br />

families. I will listen without any hidden<br />

agenda or preconceived notions.<br />

• Ward 5 Debra Smith McCutchen*<br />

1. My neighbors inspired me to run for<br />

city council. I believe in public service and<br />

giving back to the community. Holding<br />

this office has afforded me the opportunity<br />

to serve the community in which I reside.<br />

2. My number one priority has been and<br />

will continue to be listening to,advocating<br />

for and serving the residents of Ward 5<br />

based on citizen input. Other priorities<br />

include obtaining a nature trail connecting<br />

Green Pines Park and the Villages of<br />

Bright Leaf; installation of a landscaped<br />

media along Pond Grover Parkway to<br />

increase safety; mitigation of Caulks Creek<br />

erosion; preserving the natural environment;<br />

working against high density development;<br />

maintaining transparency, being<br />

a good steward of citizens tax dollars and<br />

upholding Wildwood’s vision and mission<br />

of being a government of, by and for the<br />

people.<br />

• Ward 6 Rob Rambaud*<br />

• Ward 7 Dan Flaschar*<br />

• Ward 8 Michael K. Gillani*<br />

WINCHESTER • Board of Aldermen<br />

• Ward 1 Christine Danielle Luebbert*<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• Ward 1 Ed Schaefer<br />

Candidate did not reply by press time.<br />

• Ward 2 Michael Schmidt*<br />

PARKWAY • Board of Education<br />

• Jeffrey Spector<br />

spectorforschoolboard.nationbuilder.com<br />

1. I was inspired to run for school<br />

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board after witnessing the divisiveness<br />

going on around the country and in<br />

neighboring districts and I never want<br />

that for Parkway. Parkway is an amazing<br />

school district that I want to make even<br />

better. Parkway’s mission is to “ensure<br />

all students are capable, curious, caring<br />

and confident learners who understand<br />

and respond to the challenges of an everchanging<br />

world.” These fundamentals<br />

are the backbone of what Parkway stands<br />

for and I plan to uphold those values. It<br />

is important to ensure our students and<br />

staff feel safe at Parkway, no matter their<br />

background.<br />

2. My priority is to make an already<br />

great school district even better. I am<br />

Parkway proud and only want the best<br />

for its students, parents, and staff. All<br />

students should have a welcoming environment<br />

that is conducive to productive<br />

learning and free from discrimination<br />

or bias. I believe our students must be<br />

given the opportunity to learn from our<br />

history to create a brighter future. Ensuring<br />

that students feel represented by the<br />

curriculum as well as encouraging students<br />

to stand up for their beliefs. We<br />

want the next generation to flourish in<br />

our communities.<br />

• Robert Riti<br />

robritiboe.info<br />

1. I have reached a point in life where<br />

some of my children are off to college<br />

and I have greater control of my day-today<br />

work calendar. With this newfound<br />

time, I wanted to contribute civically;<br />

and the obvious answer was the Parkway<br />

Board of Education. I am a lifelong<br />

proponent of public schools and I<br />

credit my public school education as the<br />

foundation for my successes in life. My<br />

children have progressed through every<br />

level of schooling at Parkway and have<br />

participated in a rich array of activities.<br />

Parkway has helped my kids to thrive.<br />

I want to contribute my experience and<br />

leadership to help the Parkway School<br />

District advance its mission of preparing<br />

students for success in life beyond their<br />

school years.<br />

2. My initial focus will be on academic<br />

excellence and mental health issues.<br />

These two areas of focus are critical<br />

because they have been greatly impacted<br />

by the pandemic. Despite educators’ best<br />

efforts, learning during the pandemic was<br />

a challenge from which we have still not<br />

fully recovered. Additionally, several factors<br />

have contributed to increased anxiety<br />

and other mental health concerns for students.<br />

I want to work with the board to go<br />

deep in these areas and make an impact to<br />

show real improvement in these categories<br />

and help kids flourish.<br />

• Hallie Baker<br />

Candidate withdrew from race.<br />

• Phillip Caldwell<br />

caldwellforparkway.nationbuilder.com<br />

1. I always knew I wanted to give back<br />

and get involved at the community level.<br />

When I heard that there were going to be<br />

two open seats on the Parkway Board of<br />

Education, it felt like the right opportunity.<br />

Not only are we already enrolled in Parkways<br />

Early Childhood programs for our<br />

8-month-old, but my wife also is a fifthgrade<br />

teacher in St. Louis Public Schools,<br />

and I used to be a music educator. Public<br />

education is a pillar of our family so it<br />

seemed like such a natural spot in which<br />

for me to give back.<br />

2. I want to work and develop partnerships<br />

around the area to recruit and<br />

retain the best teachers, administrators<br />

and support staff. Especially in effort to<br />

reflect our diverse community population.<br />

I would like to create a relationship<br />

with Harris-Stowe University to<br />

work with their education majors when<br />

it’s time to do their student teaching. I<br />

also want to advocate for arts education<br />

and extracurricular. Fine arts are an<br />

integral part of public education. And<br />

as an accountant I will ensure that the<br />

district continues to be a responsible<br />

steward of our tax dollars.<br />

• Barbara Butchart<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. When Sam Page announced at a<br />

County Council meeting that suicide<br />

rates were up 30% in young people, I<br />

became very concerned. I reached out<br />

to my local representative to make a<br />

recommendation regarding how to help<br />

our youth. My recommendation was to<br />

increase our focus on providing students<br />

with a strong physical fitness program.<br />

The science is clear, a healthy body will<br />

generate a healthy mind. I recommended<br />

we add personal trainers to help students<br />

with weight training. This strength training<br />

will pay huge dividends in the mental<br />

and physical health of our children for<br />

years to come.<br />

2. My top priorities if elected will be fitness<br />

and future. If every child has access<br />

to personal training, I believe we can<br />

decrease depression, self-harm and suicide.<br />

Also, I would like to provide students with<br />

job opportunities right out of high school.<br />

We can add coursework that will prepare<br />

students to take certification exams right<br />

out of high school. There are opportunities<br />

to be HVAC, paralegal, CPA certified upon<br />

graduation, just to name a few opportunities.<br />

This gives non-college bound students<br />

a chance to have good paying jobs and can


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also prevent the need to take on student<br />

loan debt.<br />

• Wayne Hartmann<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. I have been attending school board<br />

meetings for some time now. What I have<br />

observed with parents who would speak<br />

and that students felt that they needed to<br />

show up at meetings to voice their opinions,<br />

when this reality should be something<br />

that should be taken care of by the<br />

adults and leave the students be students,<br />

that’s sad. This board should be, to do<br />

what they can, to support a top notch<br />

education for all the students in Parkway.<br />

I would also like to see that the board<br />

becomes more transparent.<br />

2. If elected, I would like to go through<br />

every school in this district. Also, speak<br />

with teachers and administration to find<br />

the pluses and minuses at those schools<br />

and find solutions to eliminate the negatives.<br />

Also, speak with any parents that<br />

may have concerns about any systems<br />

at their schools and look into solutions. I<br />

want to have parents of this district to feel<br />

that they are being heard. I would like to<br />

make sure that the buildings are also in<br />

good shape.<br />

• Kathryn (Marla) Colic<br />

Candidate did not reply by deadline.<br />

• Jacob (Jake) Wagoner<br />

Candidate withdrew from race.<br />

• Tony Spielberg<br />

facebook.com/SpielbergForParkwaySchool-<br />

Board<br />

1. I have three children in the district.<br />

My wife, Lauren, and I are both alumni<br />

of Parkway. We need to get focused on<br />

what matters, educating our children.<br />

During the pandemic we saw a huge drop<br />

in the quality of how our kids were learning.<br />

We saw a divisive climate even more<br />

divided, and as someone who believes<br />

we need to find more middle ground, I<br />

felt my leadership skills combined with<br />

our love of Parkway was a calling for me<br />

to step up and fight for our kids, teachers<br />

and our district.<br />

2. My priorities are fairly straight forward.<br />

Laser focusing on getting our kids<br />

caught up in our core subjects of math,<br />

science, history and English. Creating a<br />

culture in which teachers want to stay and<br />

new teachers want to be part of our great<br />

district. We have to look at infrastructure.<br />

We have a $265 million bond coming up in<br />

November and getting that passed would<br />

go a long way in getting us there. Taking<br />

a harder look at disability inclusion at all<br />

levels in our district..<br />

• Scott Winfrey<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

1. I want to do more to connect the<br />

district, especially with communication.<br />

I want everyone in the community to<br />

feel that they can reach me, personally,<br />

with issues concerning how the district<br />

is being run. I want my candidacy to<br />

reflect the will of the Parkway community<br />

stakeholders.<br />

2. My priorities are: 1) Listen/respond<br />

to the parkway community stakeholders.<br />

2) Find ways to increase communication<br />

throughout the district. 3) Do more to<br />

bring diversity, equity and inclusion into<br />

the Parkway School system. 4) Improve<br />

teacher/staff satisfaction and retention. 5)<br />

Improve parental and PTO involvement. 6)<br />

Keep Parkway competitive with up-to-date<br />

buildings and technology. 7) increase community<br />

partnerships and educational experiences<br />

for students 8) Increase the budget<br />

for mental and physical health resources<br />

for students and staff.<br />

ROCKWOOD<br />

• Amy Ryan<br />

ryan4rockwood.com<br />

1. The crisis in our district, the chaos<br />

that’s been brewing, especially during<br />

COVID, was simply too much. I could<br />

no longer stand by and watch as my children’s<br />

school district garnered negative<br />

attention both locally and nationally. I’ve<br />

been inspired by the children and teachers<br />

who’ve overcome so many challenges<br />

with COVID, virtual learning, masks, the<br />

pressures of social and academic work, and<br />

missing important school events. Through<br />

it all, they stayed focused. Now, I want to<br />

see Rockwood’s attention centered on our<br />

children, our community and our classrooms<br />

– because those are the things that<br />

really matter.<br />

2. Firstly, my priorities for all children<br />

begin with funding allocation for equitable<br />

programs including for special needs, trade<br />

skills, gifted students, and the diversity of<br />

Rockwood’s student body. Focusing on<br />

every child fuels academic achievement<br />

as well as physical and mental well-being.<br />

Secondly, the Rockwood community is an<br />

important stakeholder as investors in our<br />

public schools. I will prioritize full, transparent<br />

and truthful communication to the<br />

community. Finally, Rockwood’s classrooms<br />

are filled and managed by amazing<br />

teachers and staff. Supporting them with<br />

benefits is my priority, ensuring we, as a<br />

district, can continue to retain and recruit<br />

great talent.<br />

• Deborah Stine<br />

stineforstudents.org<br />

1. My three children, each with unique<br />

strengths, interests, and challenges, are<br />

successful because of Rockwood. I am<br />

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I have three sons currently attending Parkway Schools,<br />

mentored in the Parkway Spark! Program.<br />

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Talking to your child in troubled times<br />

By TRACEY BRUCE<br />

There is an old saying that “little pitchers have big<br />

ears.” It’s a good reminder that while we are living in<br />

an adult world and dealing with disturbing news like the<br />

war in Ukraine, rising prices for everything from food to<br />

gas, and unrest, even between parents and schools, kids<br />

are listening. They might see images on the news that<br />

frighten them, or hear stories or conversations that make<br />

them wonder how this affects them and their families, or<br />

makes them sad.<br />

Parents need to remember that children from preschool<br />

to teens may need some help understanding what’s going<br />

on and how it affects their world. Start by listening and<br />

observing. Small children may not be able to express their<br />

feelings but their behaviors can speak volumes. Then, take<br />

age-appropriate actions. Here are some tips, with input<br />

from the American Psychological Association, on how to<br />

do just that.<br />

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Turn it off. With very young children, the best approach<br />

is to simply turn off adult media and conversations when<br />

they are present. You might think that your 2-year-old isn’t<br />

paying attention to television news or their parents’ worried<br />

conversation. Think again. Between birth and age 5, a<br />

child’s brain is rapidly developing its network of synaptic<br />

connections. According to the Centers for Disease Control<br />

and Prevention (CDC), “the first eight years of a child’s<br />

life can build a foundation for future learning, health and<br />

life success … positive or negative experiences can add<br />

up to shape a child’s development and can have lifelong<br />

effects.” In other words, your child is learning from everything<br />

he or she sees and hears. When you are angry, nervous<br />

or frightened, you may unintentionally be teaching<br />

your child to emulate those traits.<br />

Create a safe space. Try to minimize distractions to<br />

their normal routines. Focus on the positive aspects of<br />

your life and look for ways to enjoy time together. Reassure<br />

your children that they are safe and loved.<br />

Have a conversation. But remember, a conversation<br />

is a two-way street, so be sure to listen as much as you<br />

speak and ask questions. Allow your child to inform the<br />

conversation with their concerns, observances and opinions.<br />

Don’t interrupt. Allow them to express their ideas<br />

and understanding before you respond.<br />

Think about what you want to say. It’s OK to practice<br />

in your head, to a mirror or with another adult. Some<br />

advanced planning may make the discussion easier. You<br />

won’t have to think about it off the top of your head.<br />

Find a quiet moment. Where and when you choose is<br />

not as important as making certain that your child is the<br />

center of your attention. It’s easy to talk in a car, but it’s<br />

hard to look at your child, or comfort them, while driving.<br />

Find out what they know. For example, if a bomb is set<br />

off in another country, or a shooting occurs at a school, ask<br />

them, “What have you heard about this?” Ask them, “How<br />

does this make you feel?” If they are old enough, ask them<br />

what they think should be done about the incident. Listen<br />

for misinformation or misperceptions and gently correct<br />

these. Express your own opinions and ideas without putting<br />

down theirs. Acknowledge that it is OK to disagree;<br />

this is especially important with teens and young adults.<br />

Share your feelings and your response. It is OK to<br />

acknowledge your feelings. Sharing your feelings will<br />

help them to understand that it’s OK to be angry, sad or<br />

frightened. However, it’s your response – what you do,<br />

even though upset, that can help inform your child’s ability<br />

to cope. Parents hear it often: Be a role model.<br />

Tell the truth. Lay out the facts at a level your child can<br />

understand. You do not need to give graphic details. You<br />

do need to be age appropriate and honest. Part of being<br />

honest means admitting when you do not have a good<br />

answer. Sometimes the only honest answer is, “I don’t<br />

know.”<br />

Above all, provide reassurance. At the end of the conversation,<br />

reassure your children that you will do everything<br />

you know how to do to keep them safe and to watch<br />

out for them. Reassure them that you will be available to<br />

answer any questions or talk about this topic again in the<br />

future. Reassure them that they are loved.<br />

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then, join the pack at a Wolf Howl from 7-9 p.m. on April 8 or <strong>22</strong> at the Endangered Wolf Center in Eureka. In addition to<br />

Wolf Howls, private tours of the Center are available during daylight hours. For more information, visit endangeredwolfcenter.org.<br />

Try disc golf! The goal is to land a special disc (think smaller, harder Frisbee) into a basket. Ed Headrick, father of the Frisbee, created<br />

modern disc golf. With rules like golf and courses with 9 or 18 “holes,” having the lowest number of throws is definitely the<br />

goal! Wooded courses and distance increase the challenge and the fun. Find disc golf courses at Bluebird Park in Ellisville, Paul A.<br />

Schroeder Park in Manchester and Creve Coeur Disc Golf in Maryland Heights.<br />

Explore a spring time world full of baby animals from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on April 15 and 16 at Purina Farms in Gray Summit. Activities<br />

include hands-on petting areas, inflatables, carnival games, an egg scavenger hunt, wagon rides, photos with Peter Rabbit,<br />

performances by the Purina Incredible Dog Team, a magic show, music by Babaloo (Friday only) and a puppet show from Rusty Pliers<br />

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BRING ON THE BUZZ: How to attract pollinators to your home<br />

By MADASYN LEE<br />

After a tumultuous Missouri winter,<br />

the start of the spring season officially<br />

bloomed on Sunday, March 20. With the<br />

arrival of warmer weather and more sunshine,<br />

there comes beautiful flowers<br />

and gardens.<br />

Some of those gardens<br />

can attract pollinators,<br />

such as bees, butterflies<br />

and birds. While some<br />

people may be scared<br />

of bees (not so much<br />

butterflies and birds),<br />

they are essential to the<br />

health of humans, the<br />

environment, and the<br />

economy.<br />

More than 75% of<br />

flowering plants rely on<br />

animal pollinators, and, every<br />

year, pollinators contribute to nearly $30<br />

billion of U.S. crops. In fact, every third<br />

bite of food is made possible by a pollinator.<br />

Recognizing the importance of pollinators<br />

and why we need them, the Butterfly<br />

House teamed up with St. Louis County<br />

Parks and Libraries to establish Project<br />

Pollinator in 2016. The goal is to educate<br />

Want to<br />

learn more?<br />

The Butterfly House will<br />

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the public about the importance of pollinators,<br />

and to provide demonstration gardens<br />

at county parks, libraries and other<br />

public venues.<br />

Since its launch, the initiative has challenged<br />

St. Louis County municipalities<br />

to plant pollinator gardens in their<br />

public spaces, and encouraged<br />

residents to plant<br />

pollinator gardens of<br />

their own.<br />

If you’re unsure where<br />

to start, Project Pollinator<br />

holds an annual pollinator<br />

plant sale, which sells<br />

native plants that attract<br />

pollinators. This year’s<br />

sale will take place online<br />

and in-person. Plants can be<br />

ordered online from March 26-April<br />

10, and picked up April 15-17. In-person<br />

sales will take place during Pollinator Fair<br />

Days, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., April <strong>23</strong>-24.<br />

The initiative also awards two qualifying<br />

community organizations pollinator plant<br />

kits each year, which consist of 32 native<br />

pollinator plants. The 20<strong>22</strong> grant applications<br />

are closed, but 20<strong>23</strong> applications will<br />

be available this fall at missouribotanicalgarden.org.<br />

There are thousands of native bee species<br />

in the U.S., and around<br />

450 in Missouri alone. Most<br />

of them will come to your yard<br />

naturally if you provide lots<br />

of flower nectar and patches of<br />

undisturbed ground. They are attracted to<br />

native plants such as Pussy toes, Devil’s<br />

walking-stick, Stiff-leaved aster, Purple<br />

coneflower, and Spotted Joe Pye weed.<br />

Another way to attract bees is to provide<br />

bundles of hollow plant stems or bamboo<br />

for them to nest in. The capped ends of the<br />

nesting tubes will tell you what species are<br />

developing inside.<br />

In late June, remove the capped tubes<br />

and place them in an opaque box, in a cool,<br />

shaded location. It’s important to make<br />

sure your filled tubes remain unheated<br />

throughout the winter; if not, your bees<br />

will emerge. After the last spring frost,<br />

move your tubes back outside to let your<br />

bees emerge.<br />

Native Missouri butterflies are attracted<br />

to certain plants not only for their nectar,<br />

but also for food for their caterpillars. A<br />

Buckeye butterfly, for example, will gather<br />

nectar from a Common Milkweed plant,<br />

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Health dangers of vaping<br />

becoming clear<br />

In spite of regulatory efforts to limit<br />

access, flavored e-cigarettes are still<br />

extremely popular among American teens.<br />

Though it may have slipped into the background<br />

during the COVID-19 pandemic,<br />

youth vaping remains a serious public<br />

health concern, according to the Centers<br />

for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).<br />

Data from the CDC’s most recent<br />

National Youth Tobacco Survey conducted<br />

in 2021 revealed that about a quarter of the<br />

more than 2 million middle and high school<br />

students who regularly use e-cigarettes say<br />

they vape every single day. Millions more<br />

either have tried or are occasional users of<br />

these products, the survey showed.<br />

Although e-cigarettes are marketed as a<br />

safe alternative to tobacco cigarettes – and<br />

teen users generally believe them to be safe<br />

as a result – a growing amount of research<br />

says differently. In fact, several recent<br />

studies point to very real health dangers of<br />

vaping for young people.<br />

For parents and other concerned adults<br />

who may be looking to help educate themselves<br />

and their kids about the risks, following<br />

are a few key findings from studies<br />

published over the past year alone:<br />

• Teens who use e-cigarettes face<br />

increased odds of developing asthma or<br />

having asthma attacks. Canadian research<br />

found in 2021 that e-cigarette users have<br />

a 19% higher risk of being diagnosed<br />

with asthma, compared to a similar 20%<br />

of tobacco cigarette smokers. Those with<br />

pre-existing asthma who used e-cigarettes<br />

had nearly a 25% greater risk of having an<br />

asthma attack within a 12-month period.<br />

• The use of e-cigarettes is also associated<br />

with higher rates of wheezing and<br />

shortness of breath, as well as self-reported<br />

asthma, in young adults and adolescents.<br />

This holds true even for those who have<br />

never smoked cigarettes or marijuana,<br />

although the symptoms are even worse<br />

among those who do, according to University<br />

of Southern California researchers.<br />

• The harmful genetic effects of vaping<br />

mirror those of smoking, according to Keck<br />

School of Medicine researchers. Their most<br />

recent study showed that vapers, like smokers,<br />

experience significant dysregulation of<br />

genes that play a critical role in preventing<br />

disease. In previous research, the team<br />

found that e-cigarette users develop some of<br />

the same cancer-related molecular changes<br />

in their mouth tissues as cigarette smokers,<br />

and also face the same kinds of cancerlinked<br />

chemical changes to their genome.<br />

• After exposing rats to e-cigarette vapor<br />

for just three one-hour sessions, researchers<br />

at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory<br />

discovered signs of oxidative stress,<br />

which is an impairment in the body’s ability<br />

to combat disease-causing free radicals.<br />

The scientists said their results definitely<br />

indicate that e-cigarettes compromise cellular<br />

function, though exactly how bad the<br />

damage can get remains to be seen.<br />

A number of online resources now are<br />

available to help parents start conversations<br />

with their kids early on about the dangers<br />

of vaping. These include talkaboutvaping.<br />

org, talkitover.org/vaping/, and adcouncil.<br />

org/campaign/youth-vaping.<br />

Is napping good for your health?<br />

A central part of “siesta culture,” which<br />

has long been a way of life in parts of<br />

Europe, revolves around taking daily<br />

afternoon breaks which often include a<br />

nap…for children and adults alike. Several<br />

large U.S. companies, including Facebook<br />

and Google, are now following that trend,<br />

adding “nap rooms” for their employees to<br />

take rest breaks during the workday.<br />

For those who are able to take daily<br />

time-outs for a nap, they certainly feel<br />

great – but is napping a good thing when it<br />

comes to overall health? The answer seems<br />

to be yes, within certain limits.<br />

Both body and brain need adequate sleep<br />

to keep them functioning properly. While<br />

sleep experts agree that means getting<br />

between 7 and 9 hours of shuteye at night,<br />

Studies have shown that taking a “power<br />

nap” during the day has a number of health<br />

benefits.<br />

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St. Luke’s Hospital and Macy’s will<br />

team up in April to present a special<br />

health event for women, Spring into<br />

Health with St. Luke’s & Macy’s, on<br />

Thursday, April 28 from 5-8 p.m. at<br />

Macy’s Chesterfield Mall.<br />

At this free event, area residents can<br />

get information about breast, heart and<br />

lung health resources for women available<br />

at St. Luke’s, and can also receive<br />

free blood sugar, skin cancer and bone<br />

each person’s sleep requirements, and their<br />

ability to achieve them, are different.<br />

For the estimated one in four Americans<br />

who develop insomnia each year, research<br />

shows that napping can help fill the gap,<br />

allowing the body to more fully restore<br />

itself. Past studies also have shown that<br />

napping can help to enhance alertness,<br />

increase positive emotions, lessen stress<br />

and anxiety, and strengthen memory.<br />

However, that’s true only if daytime<br />

sleeping doesn’t exceed a “power nap”<br />

time limit of about 30 minutes.<br />

That’s because longer naps can cause<br />

your body to enter the deep sleep phase,<br />

inducing “sleep inertia” where it’s more<br />

difficult to wake up and get on with the<br />

day. Long naps can also disrupt nighttime<br />

sleep and interfere with normal circadian<br />

rhythms, studies have found.<br />

Recent research also has shown that the<br />

tendency to require daytime naps may be<br />

genetic.<br />

A large study conducted at Massachusetts<br />

General Hospital has identified more than<br />

100 regions on the human genome related<br />

to the propensity for napping. These include<br />

genes associated with the required amount<br />

of sleep (either more or less), disrupted or<br />

fragmented sleep, and early morning awakening<br />

– all of which were found to drive the<br />

biological need to nap.<br />

For those who feel that need, experts<br />

add it’s important to listen to your body to<br />

develop a napping schedule that works for<br />

you, and then stick to it. Maintaining the<br />

same “sleep hygiene” practices that can<br />

help you get better sleep at night – such<br />

as napping in a cool, quiet place, avoiding<br />

St. Luke’s, Macy’s to host women’s health event<br />

health assessments from St. Luke’s<br />

healthcare professionals. Colon cancer<br />

screening kits also will be provided at<br />

no cost for those who meet eligibility<br />

guidelines.<br />

The event will also feature light<br />

refreshments, a gift basket drawing, and<br />

coupons for an upcoming Macy’s Friends<br />

and Family sale. Tickets are available<br />

via eventbrite.com or at stlukes-stl.com/<br />

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electronics, and setting a wakeup alarm –<br />

can maximize its beneficial effects.<br />

Childhood cancer treatment<br />

impacts survivors years later<br />

More than 80% of children and teens<br />

diagnosed with cancer today survive the<br />

disease. While this fact is certainly a cause<br />

for profound hope and joy for the families<br />

of young cancer patients, a new study has<br />

found that treatments for various forms of<br />

cancer during the early years of life can<br />

have serious consequences when those<br />

young people become adults.<br />

For that reason, families of children<br />

newly diagnosed with cancer should consider<br />

the long-term impacts when making<br />

decisions about their treatment options, say<br />

scientists from University College London.<br />

Cancer treatments for children should be<br />

chosen carefully to minimize potential serious<br />

impacts to their health later in life, a recent<br />

analysis found.<br />

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They followed the long-term health of<br />

about 3,500 young people diagnosed with<br />

cancer, comparing their outcomes to a control<br />

group of more than 13,000 cancer-free<br />

children in the same age group. It found<br />

that childhood cancer survivors had five<br />

times as many doctor and hospital visits<br />

relating to cardiovascular disease by the<br />

time they reached age 45. They had similar<br />

increases in medical visits for health problems<br />

related to infections, immune system<br />

disorders, and other subsequent cancers.<br />

The British researchers also found<br />

that the burden of these long-term health<br />

problems was highest for young people<br />

who had been treated with both chemotherapy<br />

and radiation therapy, and lowest<br />

for cancer survivors whose treatment had<br />

included surgery only.<br />

Childhood cancer survivors who developed<br />

cardiovascular conditions lost an<br />

average of 10 years of life compared to<br />

survivors who did not, while those with<br />

diseases of the immune system and infections<br />

lost an average of 6.7 years. Subsequent<br />

cancers shortened their lives by an<br />

average of 11 years.<br />

Dr. Alvina Lai, the study’s senior author,<br />

said it’s important for these future risks to<br />

be considered when children are first diagnosed,<br />

to help determine whether lower<br />

doses of chemotherapy and/or radiation<br />

could put the disease into remission and<br />

also reduce the chances of serious long-term<br />

problems. Awareness of these risks is also<br />

important for childhood cancer survivors<br />

themselves, so they are better able to spot<br />

symptoms of any future health problems as<br />

early as possible and seek treatment earlier.<br />

On the calendar<br />

BJC St. Louis Children’s Hospital sponsors<br />

a Babysitting 101 virtual class on<br />

Tuesday, April 5 from 6-8:30 p.m. This interactive<br />

class, offered virtually through Teams<br />

Meeting, is a great introduction to the basics<br />

of babysitting and is recommended for ages<br />

10 and above. Topics include the business of<br />

babysitting, child development and behavior,<br />

basic child care, expecting the unexpected,<br />

and choosing age-appropriate games and<br />

activities. The cost is $25 per child. Register<br />

online at classes-events.bjc.org.<br />

• • •<br />

BJC sponsors a Family and Friends<br />

CPR course on Tuesday, April 12 from<br />

6:30-8:30 p.m. This virtual class, offered<br />

via Teams Meeting, uses the American Heart<br />

Association curriculum to teach hands-on<br />

CPR skills including adult hands-only CPR;<br />

infant/child CPR with breaths; introduction<br />

to adult/child AED use; and relief of choking<br />

in an adult, child or infant. Each participating<br />

household will receive a CPR kit prior<br />

to the course date with infant and adult-size<br />

mannequins, class materials and a DVD for<br />

ongoing reference and practice (course does<br />

not include certification upon completion).<br />

The cost is $50. Register online by visiting<br />

classes-events.bjc.org.<br />

• • •<br />

Staying Home Alone, sponsored by BJC,<br />

is on Tuesday, April 19 from 6:30-8 p.m.<br />

This virtual class, presented via Teams<br />

Meeting, will help prepare the parent(s),<br />

child and family for times when children<br />

will be home alone. A family workbook,<br />

emergency cards, family fire escape plan,<br />

parent checklist for assessing readiness,<br />

and a first-aid kit are included. Materials<br />

will be delivered to class participants’<br />

homes prior to class. The cost is $25 per<br />

family. To register, call (314) 454-5437.<br />

• • •<br />

St. Luke’s Hospital offers a free online<br />

event for new and expecting parents, St.<br />

Luke’s Mom and Baby Expo – April<br />

Showers, on Wednesday, April 20 from<br />

6:30-7:30 p.m. This event is designed to<br />

help parents in pregnancy planning through<br />

the transition to parenthood, and includes<br />

an Ask the Expert panel; an informative<br />

presentation about St. Luke’s maternity and<br />

perinatal services including lactation support,<br />

nurse navigator services, special care nursery,<br />

childbirth education and more; and an attendance<br />

prize drawing that includes an infant<br />

stroller/travel system. After registering at<br />

stlukes-stl.com, participants will receive an<br />

email with a WebEx link to access the event<br />

and instructions for logging in.<br />

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CLASSES<br />

n ASK THE DOCTOR • Wednesday, April 20 • 8-9 a.m. • Presented<br />

by St. Luke’s Family Medicine • Topic is “Internal Medicine.” •<br />

Chesterfield Community Center • Free, but registration required.<br />

n CARD MAKING CLASS • Wednesday, May 18 • 6-8 p.m. •<br />

Schroeder Park Building • Registration required. • Residents $20;<br />

all others $26 (supplies included)<br />

n CREATIVITY BREAKS • Monday, March 28: Tissue Paper<br />

Collage • Monday, April 25: Abstract Canvas Painting • 1-3 p.m.<br />

• Schroeder Park Building • Registration required. • Residents $5;<br />

all others $6.50 (supplies included) • All abilities.<br />

n COFFEE & CONNECTIONS • Tuesdays, April 5, 12, 19, 26 •<br />

9-10 a.m. • Chesterfield Community Center • Free.<br />

n COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS • Tuesday, March 29<br />

• 10 a.m. • Chesterfield Community Center • Free, but registration<br />

required.<br />

n EDUCATIONAL SEMINAR • Tuesday, April 12 • 10-11 a.m.<br />

• “Core Stability” • Chesterfield Community Center • Free, but<br />

registration required.<br />

n HOME MODIFICATIONS & FALL PREVENTION • Wednesday,<br />

April 6 • 10 a.m. • Bluebird Park • Free<br />

n SENIOR PAINTING • Fridays • 9:30-11 a.m. • Schroeder Park<br />

Building • Drop-in classes. • All abilities. • Free<br />

n SENIOR PANEL DISCUSSION • Tuesday, April 5 • 10-11 a.m.<br />

“Staying in Your Home Longer” • Chesterfield Community Center •<br />

Free, but registration required.<br />

FITNESS & SPORTS<br />

n 50-PLUS & FIT • Mondays, 8-8:45 a.m. or 10:20-11:05 a.m.<br />

or 11:20 a.m.-12:05 p.m. • Wednesdays, 11-11:45 a.m. • Fridays,<br />

10:20-11:05 a.m. and 11:20 a.m.-12:05 p.m. • The Pointe at<br />

Ballwin Commons • Drop-in classes. • Class size: 28 • Platinum<br />

free; residents $7; all others $9<br />

n CLASSIC SILVER SNEAKERS • Tuesdays, Wednesdays and<br />

Fridays • 9-9:45 a.m. • The Pointe at Ballwin Commons • Drop-in<br />

classes. • Class size: 30 • Platinum free; residents $6; all others $8<br />

n DISC GOLF • Open Play • Daily • 6 a.m.-10 p.m. • Bluebird<br />

Park • Free<br />

n DISC GOLF • Open Play • Daily • 8 a.m.-8 p.m. • Schroeder<br />

Park • Free<br />

n FIT 4 ALL • Tuesdays, 11-11:45 p.m. • The Pointe at Ballwin<br />

Commons • Drop-in classes. • Class size: 28 • Platinum free;<br />

residents $6; all others $8<br />

n GOLF BEGINNING LESSONS • Thursdays, April 28-May 26<br />

• 7-7:45 p.m. • The Landings @ Spirit, 180 N. Eatherton Road in<br />

Chesterfield • Registration required. • Cost is $109 for residents;<br />

$142 for non-residents. • Call (636) 391-6326, ext. 400.<br />

n GOLF SIMULATOR • Mondays-Sundays • 9 a.m.-4 p.m.•<br />

Ballwin Golf Course • VIP/Regular $30 per hour • Reserve your<br />

tee-time online or by calling (636) <strong>22</strong>7-1750.<br />

n PICKLEBALL • Open Play • Daily • 6 a.m.-10 p.m. • Bluebird<br />

Park Tennis Courts<br />

n PICKLEBALL • Open Play • Daily • 8 a.m.-9 p.m. • Schroeder<br />

Park Tennis Courts • Free<br />

n PICKLEBALL • Open Play • The Pointe at Ballwin Commons.<br />

Call for details.<br />

n PICKLEBALL DAY CLINICS • Tuesday, April 5; Thursday,<br />

April 14; and Tuesday, April 19 • Intermediate Class: 9 a.m.10:30<br />

a.m.; Beginner Class: 10:30 a.m.-noon • Chesterfield Valley<br />

Athletic Complex • Drop-in classes • $10 per class • Registration<br />

preferred but not required.<br />

n PICKLEBALL EVENING CLINICS • Thursday, April 28 •<br />

Intermediate Class: 5-6:30 p.m.; Beginner Class: 6:30-8 p.m. •<br />

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex • Drop-in classes • $10 per<br />

class • Registration preferred but not required.<br />

n TENNIS • Open Play • Daily • 8 a.m.-9 p.m. • Schroeder Park<br />

Tennis Courts • Free<br />

n TENNIS • Open Play • Daily • 6 a.m.-10 p.m. • Bluebird Park<br />

Tennis Courts • Free<br />

n WATER AEROBICS • Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. • Mondays,<br />

Wednesdays and Fridays, 9:30 a.m. • Tuesdays and Thursdays,<br />

6:45 p.m. • Drop-in classes (Class size: 28) • The Pointe at Ballwin<br />

Commons • Platinum free; residents $7; all others $9<br />

n ABLT [Water Aerobics] • Tuesdays and Thursdays • 9:30<br />

a.m. • Drop-in classes (Class size: 28) • The Pointe at Ballwin<br />

Commons • Platinum free; residents $7; all others $9<br />

n JOINTS IN MOTION [Water Aerobics] • Mondays,<br />

Wednesdays and Fridays • 10:30 a.m. • Drop-in classes (Class<br />

size: 28) • The Pointe at Ballwin Commons • Platinum free;<br />

residents $7; all others $9<br />

n CHAIR YOGA • Tuesdays at 1:30-2:30 p.m. • Residents free;<br />

all others $5 per class • Registration required, but can be made<br />

online up to one day prior to class. Visit www.cityofwildwood.com<br />

to register. • Virtual option available.<br />

n YOGA SLOW FLOW • Fridays • 11-noon p.m. • Residents free;<br />

all others $5 per class • Registration is required, but can be made<br />

online up to one day prior to class. Visit www.cityofwildwood.com<br />

to register and learn more. • Virtual option available.<br />

SOCIAL<br />

n BINGO • Wednesdays, April 13 & 27 • 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. •<br />

Chesterfield Community Center • RSVP required, space is limited.<br />

• $5 per person; includes lunch.<br />

n LUNCH & BINGO • First and third Wednesdays through May<br />

• 10 a.m.-1 p.m. • The Pointe at Ballwin Commons • Registration<br />

required. • $3 per day, lunch is not included.<br />

n MORNING BINGO • Thursdays, April 7 & 21 • 9-10:30 a.m. •<br />

Schroeder Park Building • $2 per day.<br />

n BOOK CLUB • Third Tuesdays • Schroeder Park Building • 11<br />

a.m.-noon • April 19: “My Salinger Year” by Joanna Rakoff • Free<br />

n BRIDGE • Mondays, April 4 & 18 • Open play • 1-3 p.m. •<br />

Schroeder Park Building • $1 per day.<br />

n BRIDGE CLUB • Tuesdays • Open play • 10:15 a.m.-noon •<br />

The Pointe at Ballwin Commons • Free<br />

n GOLDEN LUNCH BUNCH • Wednesday, April 20 • 11:30 a.m.<br />

• P.F. Chang’s, 1295 Chesterfield Pkwy. East • 20-person limit •<br />

Food and transportation are the responsibility of the participant. •<br />

Reservations required.<br />

n LOAP (Lafayette Older Adult Program) Second and fourth<br />

Mondays through May • 10 a.m-1 p.m. • Ballwin Golf Course<br />

Banquet Room • Entertainment, speakers, bingo and socializing. •<br />

Bring lunch; drinks and dessert provided. • No registration needed.<br />

• $2 per day. • Open to all.<br />

n MAH JONGG • Mondays, April 4 & 18 • Open play • 1-3 p.m. •<br />

Schroeder Park Building • $1 per day.<br />

SPECIAL INTEREST<br />

n ARBOR DAY • Saturday, April <strong>23</strong> • 10-11 a.m. • Schroeder<br />

Park • Free seedling giveaway while supplies last.<br />

n EARTH DAY • Saturday, April <strong>23</strong> • 9 a.m.-noon • Chesterfield<br />

Mall • Outside recycling collection and vendors. • For vendor llist,<br />

visit www.chesterfield.mo.us/earth-day.html. • Free<br />

n EASTER EGG GARDEN DECORATING CONTEST • Pick<br />

up a wooden egg from the Bluebird Park Administration Building<br />

beginning on Friday, March 11 and get creative. • Decorated eggs<br />

must be returned to the Park Administration Building prior to judging<br />

on April 8. • The eggs will be displayed outside so decorating with<br />

exterior paint and waterproof materials is encouraged. • Free<br />

n ELECTRONICS RECYCLING • Thursday, April 7 • Noon-5<br />

p.m. • Fees apply to certain items. For details, visit www.elllisville.<br />

mo.us.<br />

n MOVIE IN THE PARK • Friday, March 25 • Dusk. • Familyfriendly<br />

comedy, “Playing with Fire” • Free<br />

CITY CONTACT INFORMATION<br />

FOR REGISTRATION AND QUESTIONS<br />

n Ballwin To register, call (636) <strong>22</strong>7-<br />

8950 or visit ballwin.mo.us • Ballwin Golf<br />

Course, 333 Holloway Road • The Pointe,<br />

1 Ballwin Commons Circle<br />

n Chesterfield To register, call<br />

(636) 812-9500 or email olderadults@<br />

chesterfield.mo.us • Community Center,<br />

<strong>23</strong>7 Chesterfield Mall, second floor by<br />

Macy's • Chesterfield Valley Athletic<br />

Complex, 17925 N. Outer 40 • Central<br />

Park, 16365 Lydia Hill Drive<br />

n Ellisville To register, call (636)<br />

<strong>22</strong>7-7508 or visit ellisville.recdesk.com •<br />

Bluebird Park, <strong>22</strong>5 Kiefer Creek Road<br />

n Manchester To register, call<br />

(636) 391-6326, ext 401 or 402, or visit<br />

manchestermo.gov • Schroeder Park<br />

Building, 359 Old Meramec Station Road<br />

n Wildwood To register, call (636) 458-<br />

0440 or visit wildwoodmo.recdesk.com •<br />

Wildwood City Hall, 16860 Main St.


March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

WEST NEWSMAGAZINE I BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT I 53<br />

Honest Junk Removal is so much more than a name; it’s a guiding principle<br />

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By TRACEY BRUCE<br />

Jim Menner, co-owner of<br />

Honest Junk Removal, said there<br />

are two words that summarize<br />

his secret to success in business –<br />

customer service.<br />

After 25 years as a general contractor<br />

and the past 10 years helping<br />

customers clear clutter and<br />

regain space in their lives, Jim<br />

said he has learned that meeting<br />

a customer’s needs is the most<br />

important thing a businessperson<br />

can do.<br />

“We always answer our phones.<br />

We’re very responsive,” Jim said.<br />

“We set appointment times. We<br />

keep in contact with our customers<br />

and say, ‘we are on our way,’ or ‘we<br />

are 30 minutes out.’ All of our guys<br />

are clean cut, family guys, good guys,<br />

and we are very up front on our pricing.<br />

We ask a lot of questions when<br />

customers call, so we can give them<br />

the best price and the best value, along<br />

with the highest quality of service.”<br />

The idea for Honest Junk Removal<br />

grew out of Jim’s experience in<br />

his general contracting business. It<br />

seemed that often before they could<br />

Co-owners Ben Boland and Jim Menner<br />

get started on a kitchen or a basement<br />

remodeling project, there was junk that<br />

needed to be hauled away. Customers<br />

asked if Jim could provide that service,<br />

and he did.<br />

Even before he sold his contracting<br />

business, Jim and his business partner,<br />

Ben Boland, picked up the idea of “junk<br />

removal” as a stand alone business – providing<br />

customers with a team that can<br />

clean out their garages, basements, sheds,<br />

yards and commercial properties, and do it<br />

all in a professional way.<br />

“We can pick up one item or clean<br />

out a whole house or basement. We<br />

are professionally run. All our guys<br />

are insured,” Jim said. “People are<br />

very impressed with our crews. We’re<br />

careful not to mark up walls or ding<br />

them. These are professional movers.<br />

I can’t speak enough for those guys.<br />

Everybody raves about them.”<br />

The company goes to great lengths<br />

to please its customers. Jim said<br />

Honest Junk Removal is especially<br />

focused on serving seniors, and sometimes<br />

that takes a little tender loving<br />

care. Whether it means helping a<br />

wife and caregiver by cleaning out a<br />

garage while a man with dementia is<br />

in physical therapy, or helping a disabled<br />

woman sort through some belongings<br />

before taking the rest away, it is all<br />

about service.<br />

“That may be out of the ordinary, but<br />

we have lots of stories like that,” Jim said.<br />

“It’s about the customer’s needs. We do<br />

whatever we can to fill those needs.”<br />

Fortunately, working with customers is<br />

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Jim’s favorite part about being in business.<br />

“It’s the same thing I liked from the general<br />

contracting side – customer interaction.<br />

I had customers for 25 years. I had<br />

100% customer retention. If we did one<br />

project for them, we would then, through<br />

the years, do five or six more projects for<br />

them.”<br />

He said choosing the right employees<br />

makes a difference. The result is a quality<br />

team.<br />

“We’re very selective. We look for quality<br />

individuals,” Jim said. “We are a good<br />

company to work for. We’re a good group<br />

to be around. It’s a privilege to work with<br />

us and work for us.”<br />

Jim and Ben are cousins, who share the<br />

same life principles.<br />

“We both come from a long line of<br />

self-employed business owners, and<br />

everybody has the same mindset on how<br />

we do things,” Jim said. “It’s all about<br />

referrals, all about customer service. The<br />

easiest way to be successful is when you<br />

get a customer, you keep that customer<br />

forever. When we get a customer, it’s for<br />

life.”<br />

That being said, Honest Junk is welcoming<br />

new customers.<br />

“We’ve grown a lot,” Jim said.<br />

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March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

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Seniors Home Care LLC has been awarded the 20<strong>22</strong> Best of Home Care<br />

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Seniors Home Care LLC has been<br />

awarded the 20<strong>22</strong> Best of Home Care –<br />

Leader in Experience Award from Home<br />

Care Pulse, the leading firm in experience<br />

management for home care. The award is<br />

given to home care businesses that consistently<br />

rank among the highest in 10 or<br />

more quality metrics. To qualify for the<br />

award, 10% of the company’s clients and<br />

caregivers were interviewed each month<br />

by Home Care Pulse, and, over a 12-month<br />

period, the company received high client<br />

and caregiver satisfaction ratings in areas<br />

such as caregiver training, compassion of<br />

caregivers, communication, scheduling,<br />

and client/caregiver compatibility.<br />

• • •<br />

The lobby of the David C. Pratt Cancer<br />

Center at Mercy St. Louis is now known<br />

as the John T. and Janet Baumstark<br />

Atrium after the couple donated an undisclosed<br />

amount as part of the Mercy Health<br />

Foundation St. Louis Cancer Campaign.<br />

The Baumstark’s donation was doubled<br />

thanks to the David C. Pratt Matching Gift<br />

Challenge, which pledges to match all<br />

funds raised through the cancer campaign<br />

up to $10 million. To donate visit mercyhealthfoundation.net/grateful.<br />

PEOPLE<br />

Steve Whyte, a member of the Independence<br />

Center, has been recognized<br />

by the Missouri Mental Health Foundation<br />

as a 20<strong>22</strong> Mental Health Champion.<br />

Whyte, who has Schizophrenia,<br />

has made it his mission to educate and<br />

share his story with more than 1,200 first<br />

responders in hopes they understand how<br />

to better respond to people dealing with<br />

mental illnesses. Whyte gives tours at the<br />

Gateway Arch.<br />

• • •<br />

Phyllis Ellison was hired as associate<br />

vice chancellor of Workforce Solutions<br />

Group at St. Louis Community College.<br />

In her new role, Ellison is responsible for<br />

the overall development and management<br />

of corporate and community workforce<br />

development, continuing professional<br />

development, and personal enrichment<br />

education, as well as managing entrepreneurial<br />

initiatives to meet the needs of the<br />

local, regional and national workforce.<br />

Prior to joining St. Louis Community College,<br />

Ellison served as the vice president<br />

of partnerships and program development<br />

at Cortex Innovation Community, and was<br />

director of Startup Connection.<br />

• • •<br />

Rob Ruehl has been promoted to Project<br />

Executive at Holland Construction<br />

Services. Ruehl has been with Holland<br />

since 2017, and has been a part of major<br />

Holland projects such as Keystone Place<br />

Senior Living, The Villages of Twin Oaks,<br />

The Flats at Dorsett Ridge, and Heartland<br />

View Apartments. As Project Executive,<br />

Ruehl will identify market opportunities,<br />

build and maintain relationships, guide the<br />

preconstruction process on multi-family<br />

projects, negotiate contracts, and focus on<br />

the growth of his teammates.<br />

EVENTS<br />

The <strong>West</strong> St. Louis Chamber of Commerce<br />

hosts its general membership<br />

meeting from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. on Thursday,<br />

March 24, at Forest Hills Country<br />

Club, 36 Forest Club Drive in Chesterfield.<br />

The guest speaker is Michael Staenberg,<br />

president of The Staenberg Group. There is<br />

a $5 surcharge for registration less than 48<br />

hours prior to the luncheon and for walkins.<br />

To register, call 636-<strong>23</strong>0-9900 or visit<br />

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Mike Robinson, owner of Robang<br />

Properties, said that his work in real<br />

estate puts him in places where life<br />

happens.<br />

“The most interesting thing about this<br />

business are the dynamics of the families<br />

Robang Properties helps,” he said.<br />

Robang Properties purchases houses<br />

for cash.<br />

A lot of people have had a sudden loss<br />

or a change in jobs, he said. Sometimes a<br />

family inherits a house they need to sell.<br />

Sometimes a house falls into disrepair<br />

and the family doesn’t have the finances<br />

to repair it, or an older person needs to<br />

downsize or move into a care facility, or<br />

sometimes people just don’t want to deal<br />

with real estate agents, he said.<br />

“Life changes can be stressful,” Robinson<br />

said. “It’s never lost on me, the life<br />

changes people have to deal with when<br />

they move out of a house. I remember<br />

how hard it was to leave our house. We<br />

lived there 17 years and raised our three<br />

daughters there,” he said. “There are so<br />

many life memories in each room. It’s<br />

almost like a photo album.”<br />

When it’s time to sell, however,<br />

Robang Properties can help make a<br />

From left: Hannah, Lauren, Stacie, Hailey and Mike Robinson<br />

Stacie and Mike Robinson<br />

homeowner’s situation less stressful with a<br />

streamlined purchase process, he said.<br />

Robang gives the home a free inspection.<br />

The homeowner is given a quote. A closing<br />

date is arranged within 14 days of the<br />

agreement. There are no inspections, no<br />

contingencies on the contract and homeowners<br />

are paid cash for their property.<br />

“When I make an offer, they can trust that<br />

I will close on that offer that is contingent<br />

free every time,” he said.<br />

Robinson has been buying homes for cash<br />

since 1999. At one time, he worked as a salesman<br />

for a grocery distributor. The money and<br />

hours were good, but it wasn’t for him.<br />

“I just couldn’t work for other people,”<br />

he said.<br />

So he made the leap, and began purchasing<br />

homes for cash, refurbishing them and<br />

selling them. There were difficult times at<br />

first, but Robang Properties soon came into<br />

its own.<br />

We got some experience under our belt<br />

and by 2004 we were doing pretty well,”<br />

he said. “My wife Stacie earned her CPA<br />

which helped the business a lot.”<br />

Robinson was working on new construction<br />

on The Hill, converting two-family<br />

homes to single-family homes on the state<br />

streets, and completing a historic rehab on<br />

Flora Place in St. Louis.<br />

“I was the third owner of that house<br />

after Henry Shaw,” Robinson said. “I<br />

got a kick out of modernizing houses but<br />

also keeping the character of the house,<br />

and making the deals with the homeowners<br />

and helping them.”<br />

He had found his niche.<br />

“This is 100 percent made for me,” he<br />

said.<br />

Robinson did much of the construction<br />

work back then, but not now.<br />

“I’m doing the sales and acquisitions, but<br />

I still manage the projects. I was younger<br />

then,” he said.<br />

After 20 years though, he is still surprised<br />

by the situations people find themselves in.<br />

Robang Properties can offer some relief, he<br />

said.<br />

“The relief comes when they pick the day<br />

they want to close and it’s not up to another<br />

buyer. There’s relief that they don’t have<br />

to make any repairs. There’s relief because<br />

they don’t have to figure out what to do with<br />

their unwanted stuff. They can take what<br />

they want and leave the rest behind,” he said.<br />

“And I think there is a relief that my offers<br />

aren’t contingent on financing, or inspections.<br />

My offers are 100% contingent free.”<br />

Robang Properties,<br />

Mike Robinson, owner<br />

148 Royal Manor Court • Creve Coeur<br />

314-283-0867<br />

www.Robang Properties.com<br />

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT<br />

Neil Simon’s Laughter on the <strong>23</strong>rd<br />

Floor is on Thursday, March 24 through<br />

Sunday, April 10 at The Jewish Community<br />

Center’s Wool Studio Theatre, 2 Millstone<br />

Campus Drive in St. Louis. Directed<br />

by Eddie Coffield. Tickets are $47-$54.<br />

To purchase tickets, visit newjewishtheatre.org<br />

or call (314) 442-3283.<br />

• • •<br />

Winter Opera presents, “Madame<br />

Butterfly” by Giacomo Puccini at 7:30<br />

p.m. on Friday, March 25 and at 2 p.m. on<br />

Sunday, March 27 at the Kirkwood Performing<br />

Arts Center, 210 E. Monroe Ave.<br />

in Kirkwood. Tickets range from $35-55.<br />

Student discounts available. For details,<br />

visit winteroperastl.org.<br />

• • •<br />

“Guess Who?” is at 7:30 p.m. on<br />

Monday, March 28 and Tuesday, March<br />

29 at the Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648<br />

Washington Ave. in St. Louis. A musical<br />

game show with prizes. Tickets are $12.<br />

For details, visit chambermusicstl.org or<br />

call (314) 941-6309<br />

• • •<br />

Gateway Outdoor Expo is Friday,<br />

April 1 and Saturday, April 2 at America’s<br />

Center Convention Complex, 701 Convention<br />

Plaza in St. Louis. The free event<br />

will showcase new outdoor gear, interactive<br />

demos and experiential attractions.<br />

For times and details, visit gatewayoutdoorexpo.com.<br />

• • •<br />

Gus’s Birthday Bash is from 10<br />

a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, April 2 at The<br />

Space Museum & Grissom Center, 116 E.<br />

School Street, Bonne Terre. There will be<br />

a special presentation from NASA. Cake<br />

and a drink included with admission. Cost<br />

for adults, $10; students, $7; seniors and<br />

active military, $9; children 5 and under,<br />

free.<br />

• • •<br />

Sake and Sakura is from 5:30-8 p.m.<br />

on Friday, April 1 at the Missouri Botanical<br />

Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis.<br />

Attendees will receive a keepsake tasting<br />

cup and will have the rare opportunity to<br />

explore the Japanese Garden’s Teahouse<br />

Island. For guests ages 21+. Cost is $25<br />

for non-member adults; $20 for member<br />

adults. Tickets on sale now at mobot.org.<br />

• • •<br />

Arbor Day Celebration is from 10<br />

a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 9 at Legion<br />

Park, 333 Bald Hill Road in Eureka. Pick<br />

up a free tree at Drewel Park; limit one<br />

per family. For details, visit eureka.mo.us.<br />

• • •<br />

Ecole du Soldat (School of the Soldier)<br />

is from noon-4 p.m. on Friday, April<br />

<strong>22</strong>; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, April <strong>23</strong><br />

and from 9 a.m.-11 a.m. on Sunday, April<br />

24 at The Ste. Genevieve Welcome Center,<br />

66 South Main Street in Ste. Genevieve.<br />

Featuring artisans and craftspeople of the<br />

colonial era demonstrating their crafts.<br />

Free event. For details, visit VisitSteGen.<br />

com<br />

• • •<br />

Earth Day is from 9 a.m.-noon on Saturday,<br />

April <strong>23</strong> at the Chesterfield Mall,<br />

291 Chesterfield Center in Chesterfield.<br />

Free trees will be available; first comefirst<br />

serve. Bring recyclables, but no glass,<br />

batteries, paint or chemicals allowed.<br />

Items that are damaged, incomplete<br />

or hazardous will not be accepted. For<br />

details, visit chesterfield.mo.us/earth-day.<br />

• • •<br />

Ms. Missouri Senior America is at 2<br />

p.m. on Sunday, May 1 at the Florissant<br />

Civic Center Theater, #1 James J. Eagan<br />

Drive in Florissant. Advanced tickets are<br />

$15; $17 at the door. Blocks of 10 tickets<br />

or more are $12 each. To purchase tickets,<br />

call (314) 921-5678; email at FCCT@<br />

FlorissantMO.com, or visit florissantmo.<br />

com.<br />

• • •<br />

Chinese Culture Days are from 9<br />

a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturday, May 21 through<br />

Sunday, May <strong>22</strong> at the Missouri Botanical<br />

Gardens, 4344 Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis.<br />

Featuring a parade with a 70-foot dancing<br />

dragon, authentic regional cuisine,<br />

t’ai chi, martial arts, and acrobatic performances.<br />

Tickets are $16 for non-member<br />

adults; $5 for children; $8 for members;<br />

free for member children under 13. To<br />

purchase tickets, visit events.missouribotanicalgarden.org.<br />

BENEFITS<br />

Friends of Kids with Cancer’s Walk<br />

with a Friend is at 9 a.m. on Saturday,<br />

April 16 at Creve Coeur Lake Memorial<br />

Park, 13725 Marine Ave. in Creve Coeur.<br />

For more information, visit friendsofkids.<br />

org/walk or call (314) 275-7440.<br />

• • •<br />

Spring Bible Drive is now through<br />

Saturday, April 30. Drop off location is<br />

114 Edward Drive in Eureka. Love Packages<br />

is a non-profit organization that ships<br />

Christian literature all over the world. For<br />

a full list of needed and accepted materials,<br />

visit lovepackages.org and click on<br />

Needed Materials. For more information<br />

or to arrange for larger sized donations,<br />

call Rocky Nethercot at (636) 575-<br />

3334.<br />

It’s time to hunt for eggs!<br />

Egg Stravaganza Egg Hunt is from<br />

9:30-11 a.m. on Saturday, April 2 at the<br />

Chesterfield Valley Athletic Complex,<br />

17925 N. Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield.<br />

Eggs filled with candy, prizes and a visit<br />

with the Easter Bunny featured. Cost is<br />

$8 until April 1; $10 on event day. Ages<br />

12 and younger. To register, visit chesterfield.mo.us,<br />

search for “egg stravaganza.”<br />

• • •<br />

Youth Easter Egg Hunt is from 10<br />

a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 9 at Legion<br />

Park, 333 Bald Hill Road in Eureka. Visit<br />

the Easter Bunny and search for eggs. Egg<br />

hunt areas will be separated by age. For<br />

children 2-10. Hunts begin at 11 a.m. Free<br />

entry with a non-perishable food item.<br />

Rain date is Saturday, April 16. For details,<br />

visit eureka.mo.us.<br />

• • •<br />

Wildwood Egg Pickup is from 9-11<br />

a.m. on Saturday, April 9 at Wildwood<br />

City Hall, 16860 Main Street in Wildwood.<br />

Contactless drive through to<br />

pick up eggs. One bag of eggs per child<br />

(each bag contains 15 eggs). Questions?<br />

Call (636) 458-0440 or email, kristin@<br />

cityofwildwood.com.<br />

• • •<br />

The Wildwood Business Association<br />

Easter Egg Hunt is from 2-4 p.m.<br />

on Sunday, April 10 at the Wildwood<br />

Family YMCA, 2641 Hwy. 109. Food<br />

trucks, crafts and fun for the whole<br />

family are featured.<br />

• • •<br />

Get Hopping Egg Hunt is at 9:30<br />

a.m. on Saturday, April 16 at Des Peres<br />

Park, 1<strong>23</strong>25 Manchester Road in Des<br />

Peres. For ages 6 and under. Kids will<br />

be separated into age group zones (ages<br />

0-3) and (ages 4-6). Free event. For<br />

more information, visit desperesmo.org.<br />

FAMILY/KIDS<br />

Tumbling Tots is from 10-11 a.m.<br />

on Thursday, March 31 at the Eureka<br />

Community Center, 333 Bald Hill Road<br />

in Eureka. Open gym style gymnastics,<br />

tumbling and more for children 6 months<br />

to 5 years. Adult participant required. Preregistration<br />

recommended. Cost is $8 for<br />

members; $9 for residents; $10 for nonresidents.<br />

For details, visit eureka.mo.us.<br />

• • •<br />

Creative Corner is from 10-11 a.m.<br />

on Thursday, April 7 at The Timbers of<br />

Eureka, 1 Coffey Park Lane in Eureka.<br />

This creative, messy program focuses<br />

on exploration, science, crafts and more.<br />

For children aged 2-5. Pre-registration is<br />

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• • •<br />

The Gnome and Fairy Festival is from<br />

11 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday, April <strong>23</strong> at<br />

Kircher Park, 25 Williams Road in Eureka.<br />

This family-themed festival encourages<br />

imaginative outdoor play. Activities will<br />

include a scavenger hunt, fashion show,<br />

gem mining, and fairy and gnome home<br />

building. Free with a non-perishable food<br />

item. For details, visit eureka.mo.us.<br />

• • •<br />

Arbor Day Art Contest & Celebration<br />

is from 1-3 p.m. on Sunday, April 24<br />

at Millennium Park, 2 Barnes <strong>West</strong> Drive<br />

in Creve Coeur. Includes a display of the<br />

art contest entries and winners, a plant<br />

giveaway, educational displays, a nature<br />

walk, and more. Free. For more information,<br />

contact Janet Rueschhoff at (314)<br />

872-2511 or jrueschhoff@crevecoeurmo.<br />

gov.<br />

• • •<br />

Mother Son Picnic is from 11 a.m.-1<br />

p.m. on Saturday, May 14 at Kircher Park,<br />

30 Williams Road in Eureka. Pack a picnic<br />

lunch and blanket and come prepared for<br />

yard games. Registration is required for<br />

each attendee. Cost is $6 for residents; $7<br />

for non-residents. For details, visit eureka.<br />

mo.us.<br />

FISH FRIES<br />

St. Alban Roe is from 4:30-7 p.m. on<br />

Friday, March 25 at 2001 Shepard Road<br />

in Wildwood. Drive-thru only. All orders<br />

must be placed online by 3:30 p.m. on<br />

Friday and paid with a credit card. No<br />

drive-up orders accepted. To place an<br />

order, visit starfishfry.com.<br />

• • •<br />

Christ Prince of Peace Parish is from<br />

4:45-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent<br />

through April 8 at 415 Weidman Road<br />

in Manchester. Fried cod, baked tilapia,<br />

grilled shrimp, cheese pizza and more. For<br />

details, visit christprinceofpeace.com.<br />

• • •<br />

Holy Infant Catholic Church is from<br />

4:30-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent<br />

through April 8 at 627 Dennison Drive<br />

in Ballwin. Deep-fried grouper planks,<br />

baked salmon, fried cod, baked cod and<br />

shrimp are featured. Light dinners, sides<br />

and children’s dinners available. For<br />

details, visit holyinfantballwin.org.<br />

• • •<br />

Incarnate Word Knights of Columbus<br />

is from 4-7 p.m. every Friday during<br />

Lent through April 8 at 13416 Olive<br />

Blvd. in Chesterfield. Fried cod, fried<br />

shrimp, baked tilapia, shrimp and cod<br />

gumbo, fried shrimp po’boy sandwiches<br />

and more. Bulk orders and online payments<br />

for most menu items accepted. For<br />

details, visit iwknights.com.<br />

• • •<br />

Most Sacred Heart Church is from<br />

4-7 p.m. every Friday during Lent through<br />

April 8 at 350 E. 4th Street in Eureka.<br />

Fried fish, homemade coleslaw, green<br />

beans, pasta and dessert. For more information,<br />

visit sacredhearteureka.org or call<br />

(636) 938-5048.<br />

• • •<br />

St. Bridget of Kildare is from 4-7 p.m.<br />

every Friday during Lent through April<br />

8 at 2<strong>23</strong> W. Union St. in Pacific. Fried<br />

catfish, cod, shrimp, baked tilapia, fries,<br />

green beans, spaghetti, cole slaw and desserts.<br />

Carry out and drive-thru only. For<br />

more information, visit sbkparish.org or<br />

call (636) 271-3993.<br />

• • •<br />

St. Clare of Assisi is from 4-7 p.m.<br />

every Friday during Lent through April 8<br />

at 15642 Clayton Road in Ellisville. Menu<br />

items include fried and baked cod, fried<br />

catfish, and shrimp. Sides, appetizers and<br />

children’s dinners are also available. For<br />

details, visit saintclareofassisi.org.<br />

• • •<br />

St. Joseph Parish is from 4:30-7:15<br />

p.m. every Friday during Lent through<br />

April 8 at 567 St. Joseph Lane in Manchester.<br />

Menu items include fish tacos,<br />

shrimp, baked and fried fish. No Dine in.<br />

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• • •<br />

American Legion Post 208 is from<br />

4-7:30 p.m. every Friday during Lent<br />

through April 15 at <strong>22</strong>5 Old Sulphur<br />

Spring Road in Manchester. For more<br />

information, call (636) 391-9424.<br />

• • •<br />

American Legion Post 397 is from 11<br />

a.m.-2 p.m. and 4:30-7 p.m. every Friday<br />

during Lent through April 15 at 934 Rue<br />

De La Banque in Creve Coeur. Menu<br />

items include catfish, cod, shrimp, clams,<br />

french fries, baked beans, hushpuppies<br />

and potato salad. For details, call (314)<br />

872-3186.<br />

SPEAKER/DISCUSSION<br />

The Manchester Book Club meets at 11<br />

a.m. on the third Tuesday of each month<br />

at the Paul A. Schroeder Park, Recreation<br />

and Arts building, 359 Old Meramec Station<br />

Road in Manchester. Everyone is<br />

welcome. For details, call (636) 391-6326<br />

ext. 402 or rpate@manchestermo.gov.<br />

• • •<br />

Chesterfield’s WWII Heroes is at 6<br />

p.m. on Thursday, April 7 at the Chesterfield<br />

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hometown heroes from World War II.<br />

Chesterfield’s heroes include a Holocaust<br />

survivor, a Nazi camp liberator and a prisoner<br />

of war. Located on the upper level of<br />

the mall, adjacent to Macy’s. Public event.<br />

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Chesterfield Heritage Foundation.<br />

• • •<br />

Author Talk: “A Culinary History of<br />

Missouri” is at 1 p.m. on Friday, March<br />

25 at the Field House Museum, 634 S.<br />

Broadway in St. Louis. Author Suzanne<br />

Corbett is featured. The program is free<br />

with limited availability in person and on<br />

Zoom. Reservations required. Call (314)<br />

421-4689 or emailing info@fieldhousemuseum.org.<br />

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from fieldhousemuseum.org while supplies<br />

last.<br />

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Weekly Bingo is at 6:20 p.m. every<br />

Wednesday at the Ballwin VFW Post 6274,<br />

115 Mimosa Lane in Ballwin. Doors open<br />

at 5 p.m. Cash prizes. Players may not<br />

save seats. No food or snacks are allowed;<br />

non-alcoholic drinks only.<br />

• • •<br />

TOPS - Take off pounds sensibly is at<br />

9 a.m. on Friday mornings at Winchester<br />

City Hall, 109 Lindy Blvd. in Winchester.<br />

For details, contact Joyce Molnar at (314)<br />

603-1641.<br />

• • •<br />

The United Methodist Women of<br />

Salem Dinner is from 3-7 p.m. on Saturday,<br />

April 2 at the United Methodist<br />

Church of Ballwin, 14825 Manchester<br />

Road in Ballwin. Ham and beans dinner<br />

will be served. Suggested donation is $7.<br />

For more information, visit salemballwinumc.org.<br />

• • •<br />

Group Guided Meditation is from<br />

6:30-7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, April 5 at the<br />

Brahma Kumaris St. Louis Meditation<br />

Center, 134 Enchanted Pkwy Suite 204B<br />

in Manchester. De-stress in this meditation<br />

session for both beginners and<br />

regular meditators in a quiet space. No<br />

yoga mats required. Free class. Voluntary<br />

contributions accepted. Register at tiny.<br />

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• • •<br />

Anger Management In-person Workshop<br />

is from 4-5:30 p.m. on Saturday,<br />

April 9 at the Brahma Kumaris St. Louis<br />

Meditation Center, 134 Enchanted Pkwy<br />

Suite 204B in Manchester. Learn how<br />

to better manage anger. Free. Donations<br />

accepted. Register at tiny.cc/angermgtstl.<br />

• • •<br />

64th annual Easter Sunrise Service is<br />

at 7:30 a.m. on Easter Sunday, April 17 at<br />

Babler State Park, 800 Guy Park Drive in<br />

Wildwood. This free community event is<br />

on the hill near the old swimming pool.<br />

The service will take place rain or shine.<br />

For more information, visit info@Heritagewildwood.org<br />

or call (636) 938-3855.<br />

• • •<br />

Shred & Recycling Event is from 9<br />

a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 30 at the<br />

Chesterfield Regional Chamber, 101 Chesterfield<br />

Business Parkway in Chesterfield.<br />

Shred your personal documents including<br />

receipts, insurance forms, checks, bank<br />

statements, etc. Residents can bring a<br />

maximum of 5 boxes for shredding. Free.<br />

Fee for electronics disposal. For details,<br />

visit chesterfieldmochamber.com.<br />

SPORTS<br />

Chesterfield Pickleball Courts are<br />

open from dawn to dusk at the Chesterfield<br />

Valley Athletic Complex, 17925 N.<br />

Outer 40 Road in Chesterfield. Guests are<br />

encouraged to bring their own equipment.<br />

Paddles and balls available in the park<br />

office are free to use, but a valid driver’s<br />

license is needed. For details, visit chesterfield.mo.us<br />

and visit parks, recreation<br />

and arts under the Government tab.<br />

• • •<br />

The Manchester Parks Donut Run<br />

5k is at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 at<br />

Paul A. Schroeder Park, 359 Old Meramec<br />

Station Road in Manchester. Run<br />

or walk to the finish line and get a donut.<br />

Pre-registration prices before March 26<br />

are $25 each runner for families of four or<br />

more; $30 each for individuals. The day<br />

of the run the cost is $30 each for a family<br />

of four or more; $35 each for individuals.<br />

For details and to register, visit runsignup.<br />

com and search Manchester Donut Run.<br />

• • •<br />

Cornhole Tournament is at noon on<br />

Saturday, April 9 at The Pavilion - BAA, 1<br />

Ballpark Drive in Ballwin. $50 per team.<br />

Prizes awarded to top teams. Register<br />

by April 1. To register, email robpowell2009@gmail.com<br />

or call (314) 346-<br />

4962.<br />

• • •<br />

Chesterfield Regional Chamber<br />

Blossom Bolt Run/Walk is at 8 a.m. on<br />

Saturday, April 16 at Edison Ave. in Chesterfield.<br />

The 5K and 10K courses are out<br />

and back flat trails. There will be a halfmile<br />

Sprout Sprint for ages 10 and under.<br />

The run starts on Edison Avenue west of<br />

Chesterfield Business Parkway. The 5K<br />

entry fee is $25, 10K is $30, Sprout Run<br />

is $15, and Virtual Runner fee is $20. A<br />

portion of the proceeds benefit Wings of<br />

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ready to be a champion for all Rockwood<br />

children as a way of giving back to the<br />

community that has given me so much. I<br />

am especially inspired because we are on<br />

the verge of emerging from the pandemic<br />

with renewed enthusiasm and excellent<br />

new leadership. Rockwood is an outstanding<br />

school system that is growing in<br />

numbers and diversity. To remain strong,<br />

we must restore our educators, revive our<br />

unity, and refresh our focus for the benefit<br />

of all.<br />

2. My priorities are to: Promote safe,<br />

welcoming, nurturing, and affirming<br />

schools for all. Ensure fiscal responsibility<br />

and transparency to preserve<br />

Rockwood’s AAA bond rating. Work to<br />

improve student outcomes while meeting<br />

each student’s unique learning needs.<br />

Attract, hire, support, develop and retain<br />

the best and brightest educators while<br />

creating an environment that respects<br />

and trusts them as professionals. Support<br />

and encourage Dr. Curtis Cain, the new<br />

superintendent. Advocate for an excellent<br />

education for all students so they can<br />

pursue whatever path they choose after<br />

high school. Model civility, kindness,<br />

responsibility, openness and transparency<br />

with all stakeholders.<br />

• Izzy Imig<br />

izzyimig4rockwood.com<br />

1. As an immigrant, I feel that this country<br />

has offered and provided so much<br />

to me, and I wanted to give back to my<br />

community. Additionally, I feel that trust<br />

between the Rockwood School District<br />

and parents has been damaged, and I want<br />

to work to repair that trust and ensure parents’,<br />

taxpayers’ and students’ voices are<br />

heard.<br />

2. My priorities are to: Ensure transparency<br />

about board and district decisions<br />

is upheld. Ensure that all parents’, students’<br />

and taxpayers’ voices are heard and<br />

acknowledged. Remove politics from the<br />

classroom and focus on core educational<br />

concepts to reverse the downward trend<br />

in MAP scores.<br />

• Jessica Clark<br />

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1. I decided to become more involved<br />

in the district after being informed that<br />

critical race theory had been introduced<br />

into the Rockwood curriculum. As a<br />

mother of a blended family, two of my<br />

four daughters are black while the other<br />

two look white. You can understand the<br />

position such a divisive ideology puts me<br />

in. Rockwood is an amazing district but<br />

currently, it lacks transparency, and the<br />

partnership between the district and the<br />

community has been damaged. We have<br />

allowed academics to take a back seat to<br />

social justice and identity politics.<br />

2. My priorities are to: Rebuild trust<br />

between the district and the parents<br />

through transparency and ongoing communication.<br />

Prioritize academic excellence.<br />

Ensure classrooms are values<br />

neutral (no politics). Better identify and<br />

understand the real needs of the student<br />

body. Ensure our students are being educated<br />

not indoctrinated.<br />

• Charles Keith Messmer<br />

Website was not provided.<br />

Observing the chaos occurring in the<br />

district has inspired me to run. I believe I<br />

am the best candidate to assist the parental<br />

groups and the board to compromise<br />

with each other and bring a sense of cooperation<br />

back to our district. I’m tired of<br />

seeing Rockwood on the national news;<br />

it’s embarrassing and Rockwood has been<br />

The model for which other districts want<br />

to be and we can be that again. We need<br />

to work with each other, not against each<br />

other.<br />

2. My priorities are to: Compromise!<br />

We have numerous parental groups arguing<br />

and fighting so much that it is making<br />

the national news and becoming an embarrassment<br />

to Rockwood. We need board<br />

members who can facilitate compromises<br />

between the parent groups and get all the<br />

ridiculous fighting and protests to stop.<br />

Improve communication and transparency<br />

between parents, teacher, administrators<br />

and board members needs within the district.<br />

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and which will make our district better!<br />

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Ceiling Fans • Wholehouse Fans<br />

Gable Vent Fans • Recessed Lighting<br />

Specializing in installation for two story homes<br />

with no wiring on first floor.<br />

When Handyman Quality Just Won't Do.<br />

(314) 510-6400<br />

TRUST & PERFORMANCE<br />

Roofing, Siding<br />

Gutters & Trim<br />

All Types of<br />

Exterior Remodeling<br />

Best Warranties in the Business<br />

Insurance Specialist, Fully Insured<br />

A+BBB Rating<br />

30 Years Experience<br />

FREE INSPECTIONS<br />

& ESTIMATES<br />

314.282.1991<br />

www.CovenantRoofingSTL.com<br />

www.CovenantContractingSTL.com<br />

Powerwashing<br />

Homes & Concrete<br />

Deck & Fence Staining<br />

Painting Interior & Exterior<br />

Gutter Cleaning & Gutter Guards<br />

Window Cleaning<br />

Insured • Senior Discounts<br />

Call Chris 314-620-6677<br />

®<br />

636-394-0315<br />

www.tileandbathservice.com<br />

Senior Discounts Available<br />

Visit Our Showroom<br />

JL CONCRETE<br />

SEALING & CAULKING<br />

Residential and Commercial<br />

• Sealing (Prevents pitting)<br />

• Caulking (Keep out the weeds)<br />

• Power Washing (Fresh & clean)<br />

• Crack Filling (Keeps moisture out)<br />

• Fence Washing<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

Call Jerry Loosmore Jr. at 636-399-6193<br />

Showers Rebuilt-Bathrooms Remodeled<br />

“Water Damaged Showers a Specialty”<br />

Tub to Stall Shower Conversions<br />

Grab Bars/High Toilets/Personal Showers<br />

Floors/Vanities/Barrier Free Showers<br />

Tile & Bath Service, Inc.<br />

38 Years Experience • At this Location 30 Years<br />

14770 Clayton Road • 63011<br />

Deck Staining<br />

Brushed & Rolled Only<br />

No money up front/Warranty<br />

Free Estimates<br />

Insured/A+BBB<br />

EverythingDecks.net<br />

(636) 337-7733<br />

636-938-ROOF (7663)<br />

Like us on Facebook<br />

Locally Owned & Operated by Rick Hinkson<br />

<strong>West</strong> County<br />

ELECTRICAL<br />

DESIGNS<br />

Kitchen Lighting Upgrades<br />

• Recessed Lighting • Pendant Lighting<br />

• Under Cabinet Lighting • All Residential Electrical<br />

• Exterior/Security Lighting •Flat Screen/Surround Sound<br />

• Panel Upgrades/Basement Wiring<br />

314.836.6400<br />

“Let Us Shine the Perfect Light on Your Investment.”<br />

CUSTOM DECKS<br />

SCREEN ROOMS, ENCLOSURES,<br />

REPAIRS, RESURFACE, PATIOS, STAMPED CONCRETE,<br />

4 SEASON ROOMS, OUTDOOR LIVING SPACES<br />

GENERAL CONTRACTOR | All Types Of Home Improvements<br />

Insurance Specialist, Fully Insured | A+ BBB Rating, 30 Years Experience<br />

FREE INSPECTIONS & ESTIMATES<br />

314-282-1991 | www.CovenantContractingSTL.com<br />

When you want it done right<br />

the first time...<br />

We’re the place to check out first.<br />

636.591.0010<br />

TOP GUNN FAMILY<br />

CONSTRUCTION INC.<br />

Build and Repair Decks & Fences,<br />

All Painting, Wallpaper Removal,<br />

Powerwash/Stain Decks, Finish Basements,<br />

Remodeling, Kitchens, Baths<br />

Senior Discounts • Military Discounts<br />

First responders must show ID<br />

Call Today • 636-466-3956<br />

GunnFamilyConstruction@gmail.com<br />

CONCRETE<br />

Patios • Driveways • Sidewalks<br />

Textured Finishes also available<br />

Licensed & Insured<br />

Rlinkconstruction@yahoo.com<br />

314.607.8953


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March <strong>23</strong>, 20<strong>22</strong><br />

WEST NEWSMAGAZINE<br />

WEST CLASSIFIEDS • 636.591.0010 • CLASSIFIEDS@NEWSMAGAZINENETWORK.COM<br />

I 63<br />

CARPET<br />

CARPET REPAIRS<br />

Restretching, reseaming &<br />

patching. No job too small.<br />

Free estimates.<br />

(314) 892-1003<br />

COLLECTIBLES<br />

WANTED TO BUY<br />

• SPORTS MEMORABILIA •<br />

Baseball Cards, Sports Cards,<br />

Cardinals Souvenirs and<br />

Memorabilia. Pre-1975 Only.<br />

Private Collector: 314-302-1785<br />

DECKS<br />

Mark Hicks, LLC<br />

Construction, Repairs,<br />

Upgrades<br />

EverythingDecks.net<br />

38 years experience,<br />

no money up front,<br />

warranty, insured,<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

MarkHicksLLC.com<br />

BBB A+<br />

636-337-7733<br />

ELECTRICAL<br />

ERIC'S ELECTRIC<br />

Licensed, Bonded and Insured:<br />

Service upgrades, fans, can lights,<br />

switches, outlets, basements,<br />

code violations fixed, we do it<br />

all. Emergency calls & back-up<br />

generators. No job too small.<br />

Competitively priced. Free<br />

Estimates.<br />

Just call 636-262-5840<br />

GARAGE DOORS<br />

DSI/Door Solutions, Inc.<br />

Garage Doors, Electric Openers.<br />

Fast Repairs. All makes & models.<br />

Same day service. Free Estimates.<br />

Custom Wood and Steel Doors.<br />

BBB Member • Angie's List<br />

Call 314-550-4071<br />

www.dsi-stl.com<br />

HAULING<br />

J & J HAULING<br />

WE HAUL IT ALL<br />

Service 7 days. Debris, furniture,<br />

appliances, household trash, yard<br />

debris, railroad ties, fencing, decks.<br />

Garage & Basement Clean-up<br />

Neat, courteous, affordable rates.<br />

Call: 636-379-8062 or<br />

email: jandjhaul@aol.com<br />

SKIP'S HAULING & DEMOLITION<br />

Junk hauling and removal. Cleanouts,<br />

appliances, furniture, debris,<br />

construction rubble, yard waste,<br />

excavating & demolition! 10, 15<br />

& 20 cubic yd. rolloff dumpsters.<br />

Licensed & insured. Affordable,<br />

dependable and available!<br />

VISA/MC accepted. <strong>22</strong> yrs. service.<br />

Toll Free 1-888-STL-JUNK<br />

888-785-5865 or 314-644-1948<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

COMPASSIONATE<br />

CAREGIVERS NEEDED!!<br />

VISITING ANGELS is hiring for<br />

Chesterfield/Wildwood/Ballwin/<br />

Des Peres/ T&C- $17-19/hr.<br />

Personal Care Assistants &<br />

Homemaker shifts. Weekly Pay,<br />

Flexible Schedules, 401K match.<br />

Health Ins. after 6 mo. if FT<br />

Call 636-695-44<strong>22</strong> or apply at<br />

VisitingAngels.com/westplex<br />

Outside Service Attendant<br />

$11.15 / Hour<br />

Looking to fill our outside team,<br />

flexible hours, golf privileges,<br />

meals on duty, and more!<br />

Call (636) <strong>22</strong>7-9962<br />

or email<br />

briano@meabrk.org<br />

for more information.<br />

Rockwood School District<br />

Hiring For Position of:<br />

Mowing & Landscaping<br />

Technician<br />

in Grounds Department<br />

- 40 hrs/week<br />

- 12 months/year<br />

- Competitive Salary<br />

Full Benefit Package includes:<br />

- Retirement through the Public<br />

Educational Employee Retirement<br />

System (PEERS) of Missouri<br />

- Paid Medical, Dental<br />

& Vision Insurance<br />

- Flexible Spending Accounts<br />

- Life Insurance<br />

- Long-Term Disability<br />

- Employee Assistance Program<br />

- Sick Leave Compensation<br />

- Vacation Compensation<br />

- 11 Paid Holidays<br />

Apply at:<br />

https://rockwood.ted.people<br />

admin.com/hire/index<br />

or call (636) 733-3270<br />

EEOC<br />

Rockwood School District<br />

Hiring For Position of:<br />

HVAC Maintenance Technician<br />

- 40 hrs/week<br />

- 12 months/year<br />

- Competitive Salary<br />

Full Benefit Package includes:<br />

- Retirement through the Public<br />

Educational Employee Retirement<br />

System (PEERS) of Missouri<br />

- Paid Medical, Dental<br />

& Vision Insurance<br />

- Flexible Spending Accounts<br />

- Life Insurance<br />

- Long-Term Disability<br />

- Employee Assistance Program<br />

- Sick Leave Compensation<br />

- Vacation Compensation<br />

- 11 Paid Holidays<br />

Apply at:<br />

https://rockwood.ted.people<br />

admin.com/hire/index<br />

or call (636) 733-3270<br />

EEOC<br />

Rockwood School District<br />

Hiring For Position of:<br />

CUSTODIAN<br />

- 40 hrs/week<br />

- 12 months/year<br />

- Competitive Salary<br />

Full Benefit Package includes:<br />

- Retirement through the Public<br />

Educational Employee Retirement<br />

System (PEERS) of Missouri<br />

- Paid Medical, Dental<br />

& Vision Insurance<br />

- Flexible Spending Accounts<br />

- Life Insurance<br />

- Long-Term Disability<br />

- Employee Assistance Program<br />

- Sick Leave Compensation<br />

- Vacation Compensation<br />

- 11 Paid Holidays<br />

Apply at:<br />

https://rockwood.ted.people<br />

admin.com/hire/index<br />

or call (636) 733-3270<br />

EEOC<br />

HELP WANTED<br />

-HELP WANTED-<br />

PT multi task position<br />

in a private home.<br />

Cooking , serving & some housework.<br />

Wed & Fri • Plus every other Saturday<br />

2 pm -8:30 pm<br />

with possible Tuesday’s daytime<br />

For more info call<br />

(314) 349-1457<br />

Ask for Sherlyn Whiteside<br />

Technology Partners, Inc.<br />

seeks an<br />

Application Developer - Expert<br />

in Chesterfield, MO to provide<br />

app software dev services or<br />

tech support for applications.<br />

Travel as needed to client sites<br />

throughout the US. Will report<br />

to company headquarters in<br />

Chesterfield, MO. Will work<br />

at various unanticipated client<br />

sites throughout the US. Must<br />

be willing to travel anywhere in<br />

the US and may be assigned<br />

to work at client sites<br />

throughout the US.<br />

Apply @ jobpostingtoday.com<br />

Ref#51469<br />

HOME IMPROVEMENT<br />

Total Bathroom Remodeling<br />

Cabinetry•Plumbing•Electrical<br />

30 Years Experience<br />

AFFORDABLE CARPENTRY<br />

Kitchen Remodeling,<br />

Wainscoting, Cabinets,<br />

Crown Molding, Trim, Framing,<br />

Basement Finishing, Custom<br />

Decks, Doors, Windows.<br />

Free estimates!<br />

Anything inside & out!<br />

Call Joe 636-699-8316<br />

SBA Contracting LLC<br />

Home Improvement and Repairs<br />

Interior Painting, Flooring,<br />

Drywall & Wood Repair.<br />

FREE Estimates<br />

Insured<br />

Call 314-910-7458<br />

or email us at<br />

sbacontractingllc@gmail.com<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

• SPRING CLEAN-UPS •<br />

mulching, bed redefining,<br />

bush & tree trimming,<br />

leaf removal, aeration,<br />

dethatching, seeding, fertilizing,<br />

and power washing.<br />

Now Accepting Lawn Cutting<br />

& Leaf Removal Customers<br />

For The 20<strong>22</strong> Season<br />

• FAST & FREE ESTIMATES •<br />

TWO MEN & A MOWER<br />

636-432-3451<br />

Erosion Water Control<br />

Leaky Basement Service Water<br />

Control, French Drains,<br />

Decorative Stone Design,<br />

Stonewalls, Stair Cases,<br />

Walkways, Flower Beds,<br />

Patio Fire Pits,<br />

Stone Column Sitting Walls,<br />

Mulch Work, Brush Work<br />

& More! (636) 366-4007<br />

or (314) 873-7091<br />

LAWN MOWING SERVICES<br />

Commercial • Residential<br />

Reasonable Rates<br />

Experienced & Insured<br />

FREE Estimates<br />

United Lawn Services<br />

Call Today (314) 660-9080<br />

curtis@unitedlawnservices.com<br />

www.unitedlawnservices.com<br />

MULCH MULCH<br />

MULCH<br />

REPAIR•REDO<br />

ALL NEW<br />

Retaining Walls • Paver Patios<br />

Fire Pits • Walkways<br />

trimming<br />

& removal<br />

TREES • BUSHES<br />

rock•mulch•dirt<br />

bobcat work<br />

+ LANDSCAPE<br />

REHAB +<br />

• FREE ESTIMATES •<br />

636-775-5992<br />

M I E N E R<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

Retaining Walls • Patios • Pruning<br />

Chainsaw Work • Seasonal<br />

Clean-up • Honeysuckle Removal<br />

Friendly service with attention to detail<br />

Call Tom 636.938.9874<br />

www.mienerlandscaping.com<br />

Best Landscaping Values in Town!<br />

Mizzou Crew Mulch,<br />

Shrub Trimming,<br />

Yard Cleanups,<br />

Power Washing,<br />

Moles, Small Walls<br />

and Paver Patios.<br />

Call/text Jeff<br />

314-520-5<strong>22</strong>2<br />

or www.MizzouCrew.com<br />

MORALES LANDSCAPE LLC<br />

• Clean-Up • Mowing • Mulching<br />

• Planting • Aeration • Sod Install<br />

• Leaf/Tree Removal • Paver Patios<br />

• Trimming/Edging • Stone & Brick<br />

• Retaining Walls • Drainage Work<br />

- FREE ESTIMATES -<br />

636-293-2863<br />

moraleslandscape@hotmail.com<br />

LANDSCAPING<br />

WE SPECIALIZE IN<br />

RETAINING WALLS • PAVER PATIOS • DECKS<br />

FENCES • TREES • NEW LANDSCAPING<br />

LAWNS & MULCH AND MUCH MORE!<br />

Free Estimates<br />

314-280-2779<br />

poloslawn@aol.com<br />

PAINTING<br />

Interior and<br />

exterior painting<br />

Deck staining<br />

- Insured & Free Estimates -<br />

Dickspainting.com<br />

314-707-3094<br />

PET SERVICES<br />

PLUMBING<br />

LICENSED PLUMBER<br />

Bonded & Insured<br />

Available for all your<br />

plumbing needs.<br />

No job is too small.<br />

FREE ESTIMATES<br />

35 Years Experience.<br />

Senior Discounts<br />

24 hours service!<br />

314-808-4611<br />

TODD THE PLUMBER<br />

Licensed, Bonded & Insured<br />

Available for all your plumbing<br />

needs. No job to big or too small.<br />

35 years experience!<br />

314-800-4960<br />

• ANYTHING IN PLUMBING •<br />

Good Prices! Basement<br />

bathrooms, small repairs & code<br />

violations repaired. Fast Service.<br />

Certified, licensed plumber - MBC<br />

Plumbing - Call or text anytime:<br />

314-409-5051<br />

REAL ESTATE<br />

SERVICES<br />

ORGANIZING SPECIALIST<br />

Home or Office<br />

Let’s arrange your things<br />

so you can easily locate them<br />

when needed.<br />

SUZANNE 314-4<strong>22</strong>-5695<br />

-CAREGIVER-<br />

Reliable<br />

Experienced<br />

Companion<br />

Seeking A Position<br />

in <strong>West</strong> County<br />

Full / PT<br />

Call 314-941-1326<br />

SOFTBALL LEAGUES<br />

Men 60+ Senior Softball League<br />

Slow pitch softball league for men<br />

60 years and older<br />

to play in St. Charles County<br />

is accepting individual<br />

applications for the 20<strong>22</strong> season.<br />

Double-headers on<br />

Wednesdays at 4:30pm<br />

at Schneider-Kiwanis Park.<br />

Final day for applications<br />

is Monday, March 29.<br />

If interested email:<br />

herbieo.jr@gmail.com<br />

or call or text:<br />

Herb Olmsted 314-960-2872<br />

TREE SERVICES<br />

GET 'ER DONE TREE SERVICE<br />

Tree trimming, removal, deadwooding,<br />

pruning and stump<br />

grinding. Certified arborist.<br />

Fully Insured • Free Estimates<br />

A+ BBB • A+ Angie's List<br />

Serving the Area Since 2004<br />

314-971-6993 or 636-<strong>23</strong>4-6672<br />

• COLE TREE SERVICE •<br />

Tree and Stump Removal.<br />

Trimming and Deadwooding.<br />

Free Estimates.<br />

636-475-3661<br />

www.cole-tree-service.biz<br />

WATERPROOFING<br />

TOP NOTCH WATERPROOFING<br />

& FOUNDATION REPAIR LLC<br />

Cracks, sub-pump systems,<br />

structural & concrete repairs.<br />

Exterior drainage correction.<br />

Serving Missouri for 15 years.<br />

Finally, a contractor who is honest<br />

& leaves the job site clean.<br />

Lifetime Warranties.<br />

Free Estimate<br />

636-281-6982<br />

WEDDING SERVICES<br />

ANYTIME ANYWHERE<br />

- CEREMONIES -<br />

Marriage Ceremonies Vow<br />

Renewals • Baptisms<br />

Pastoral & Graveside Visits<br />

Full Service Ministry<br />

(314) 703-7456