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                                                                                                                                                                                        Vol. 90 No. 15

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                                                                          Happy 25
St. Charles
Community College                                                                                                                                                     th
recently kicked off

its 25th Anniversary
celebration with a
party, scavenger hunt
and campus-wide

By Shelly A. Schneider

  Kevin Patton, Ph. D., compared the in-
fancy stages of St. Charles Community
College to a three-ring circus. Patton is
a Professor of Life Science at St. Charles
Community College in Cottleville,
and he has been there since the college
formed. He also has a circus background.
  “This was like a three-ring circus,
but it was fun,” Patton said of getting
the community college up and going.
“Three-ring circuses are highly orga-
nized with many people making things
happen in the background, and we were
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Photo by Ray Rockwell
those people. We didn’t have the infra-
structure that we have now. I remember                                   five years while continuing to plan for                        wait to get a campus, because we were                     Arts Building and a Continuing Educa-
walking through the buildings that we                                    a permanent campus. Enrollment grew                            becoming good friends as well as col-                     tion and Academic Center. Highlights of
rented and watching our academic dean                                    rapidly as the college developed educa-                        leagues. That bond is still there.”                       the decade included a College Center,
put together a podium so that classes                                    tional programs and services in answer                            The new four-building campus was of-                   a Technology Building, an addition to
could begin the next day. We all rolled                                  to community needs.                                            ficially dedicated in a public ceremony                   the Child Development Center, athletic
up our sleeves and did what we had to                                       “There were 15 faculty hired prior to                       on Jan. 26, 1992. During the 1990s, the
do.”                                                                     the first fall of offering classes,” Jones                     college added the Donald D. Shook Fine                                                    See ANNIVERSARY page 3
  Voters created St. Charles Commu-                                      said. “The summer previous, the college
nity College in an April 1, 1986, election,
making it Missouri's 11th community
                                                                         rented space in classes being offered at
                                                                         St. Mary's Junior College in O'Fallon so
                                                                                                                                         Movie Talk                                                                               See Movie page 19
college district. Karen Jones, professor                                 that students could receive financial aid
of English at St. Charles Community                                      beginning in the fall. I taught one of
College, was also part of that founding                                  those classes for St. Mary's.”
faculty team.                                                               Jones said that campus, now O’Fallon’s
  “When we began our efforts to bring                                    city hall, was rented from the Sisters of
the college formation to a public vote                                   the Most Precious Blood, and some of
there had already been two previous un-                                  the “classrooms” had once been shower
successful attempts to form a commu-                                     rooms.
nity college,” Jones said. “The third time                                  Though the faculty was spread out
proved to be the charm.”                                                 across the county, they came together
  The first St. Charles Community Col-                                   regularly, often meeting at the home of
lege classes were held in the summer of                                  the academic dean. Patton said the fac-
1987 with about 400 students. By the fall                                ulty had a great deal of experience, and
1987 semester, 1,547 students were en-                                   knew what worked and what didn’t.
rolled in credit classes, and other non-                                    “Everybody in that original group
credit, continuing education programs                                    had a very entrepreneurial attitude,”
were taking shape. The college operated                                  Patton said. “We were all very creative
out of several temporary locations for                                   and worked well together. We couldn’t                                                        “Arthur” Photo by Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures
IN thIs Issue

                Greater North County . . . . . . 4-5                          Cottleville/Weldon Spring . . . . . . . 11                    Shelly Schneider . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15          What’s Happening . . . . . . . 20-21
                School . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-7        Explore St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . 12-13               Sports with Gary Baute . . . . . . . . 18                Classifieds . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-23
                It’s About St. Peters . . . . . . . . 8-9                     Joe Morice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14       Movie Review . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

                2139 Bryan Valley Commercial Dr. • O’Fallon, MO 63366                                     P: 636-379-1775 • FX: 636-379-1632                       E-Mail:           
 2       Community News             April 13, 2011

Annual Golf Tournament to Benefit Disabled Athletes
  The Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) will         ming pool bulls-eye, all for nominal donations. All        athletes have their sights set on the Paralympics,” Behl-
hold its Annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday,            proceeds will benefit DASA and the programs it hosts       mann said. “We assist hundreds of kids in the metro
May 9, at Bear Creek Golf Course in Wentzville, Mo.           to support disabled athletes in the area. Tournament       area, from beginners to the advanced. Our kids are
Registration and lunch begin at noon, the tournament          forms may be downloaded from           amazing, and our goal is to help each and every one of
tees off at 1 p.m. Registrations are still being accepted       Kelly Behlmann, executive di-                                                them reach their goals.”
for golfers, sponsors and donations.                          rector of DASA, said kids want to                                                 Sponsorships and Donations are
  Individual golfers and teams of four are encouraged         be able to do what other kids do.                                              still being accepted for the tourna-
to pre-register for the tournament. Individual regis-           “DASA is the only organiza-                                                  ment. Sponsorships range from
tration is $125, team registration is $500. Tournament        tion in the greater St. Louis Area                                             $100 (Hole Sponsor) to $3,000
fees include 18 holes of play, golf cart, beer/soda, lunch,   that provides kids with physical                                               (Platinum Sponsor). Donations for
dinner, flight awards, and attendance prizes. Golfers         and visual disabilities opportu-                                               goodie bags, raffle prizes, and bev-
may take advantage of other fun and games on the              nities to participate in organized                                             erages are still needed. Items may
course, including hole gambling, $5 hugs, and swim-           sports,” Behlmann said. “Our                                                   be dropped off at the DASA office,
                                                                          motto is ‘We Can Do,,                                              1236 Jungermann Road Suite A,
                                                                          we don’t allow our                                                 St. Peters, MO 63376 or picked up
                                                                          kids to say ‘can’t.’”                          at your location by calling 636.477.0716. Sponsor and
                                                                             DASA is proud to be recognized as the       donation forms may be downloaded from www.dasa-
                                                                          Paralympics Sport Club- St. Louis and
                                                                          provides athletic opportunities in track          Disabled Athlete Sports Association (DASA) is a
                                                                          and field, sled hockey, martial arts, swim-    nonprofit organization that develops and organizes
                                                                          ming, golf, power wheelchair soccer and        fitness and health activities for people ages 5 through
                                                                          rock climbing. DASA provides the facili-       adulthood with physical and visual disabilities whom
                                                                                                                         are cognitively age appropriate and those that are deaf
                                                                          ties, equipment and trained volunteers to
                                                                                                                         or hard of hearing. Since 1997, DASA’s goal is to dis-
                                                                          promote and stimulate fitness, social and      cover the abilities each child has, and help the child
                                                                          competitive activities for disabled athletes   enhance their strength and endurance. Through fit-
                                                                          and their families.                            ness and sports activities, DASA can build self-esteem
                                                                             “Many of our athletes simply want to fit    and social skills that are sometimes lowered by the
                                                                          in with the other kids, while some of our      community’s perspective on their disability and their
                                                                                                                                                 ability to participate in sports.
                                                                                                                                                  DASA provides year-round fit-
                                                                                                                                                  ness activities, summer camps,
                                                                                                                                                  and quarterly family and friend
                                                                                                                                                  events. DASA is also the man-
                                                                                                                                                  aging partner for the Mike Bush
                                                                                                                                                  Fantasy Baseball Camp. DASA
                                                                                                                                                  boasts the National Champion
                                                                                                                                                  Power Chair Soccer and Sled
                                                                                                                                                  Hockey Teams, Paralympic
                                                                                                                                                  Gold medalist and ESPY award
                                                                                                                                                  winner Steven Cash, and ath-
                                                                                                                                                  letes with international records.
FYI                                                                                                                        April 13, 2011         Community News              3

ANNIVERSARY                                  from Cover
fields, and parking lots. In April 2004, college district   he is proud of the faculty and staff ’s focus on student     dramatic change in their reputation.”
voters approved a $23 million bond issue to further         learning and success.                                          St. Charles Community College had 8300 registered
expand the campus with additional buildings, more             “I’m proud of the growth of the college,” McGuire          students in the fall of 2010, and the college served ap-
parking, renovations, and roadways. In August 2006,         said. “It’s grown at a rate of about 2.5 times the popula-   proximately 11,000 students over the past year (fall,
the college opened its three-building campus addition:      tion growth.”                                                spring and summer).
the Café-Bookstore, the Visual Arts Building, and the         Half of all beginning college students every fall begin      “We also have thousands of enrollments in the cus-
Daniel J. Conoyer Social Sciences Building. More than       at a community college, according to national statistics.    tomized training and continuing education program
25 classrooms, 10 art studios, a 250-seat auditorium,       The last three United States presidents have recognized      (non-credit),” McGuire said.
an enlarged learning center, and spaces for students        the role that community colleges play across the coun-         He will retire feeling good that the community col-
to relax, refresh, and study were part of the expansion     try. The perception, McGuire said, has not always been       lege is in good order, physically and fiscally.
project.                                                    positive.                                                      “You always want to continue to get better at what
   St. Charles Community College President John Mc-           “Community colleges have transformed the way               you’re doing,” he said. “I want us to have a higher suc-
Guire, Ph. D., will retire in September 2011 after serv-    America goes to college,” McGuire said. “They are in-        cess rate with students, and we need to continue to fo-
ing as the college’s leader for 15 years. McGuire said      tegral parts of their communities and there has been         cus on that.”

Missouri Ranks in Top 10 for E-government Services
  Missouri is one of the 10 best states in the na-   ernment include consolidation and collaboration
tion providing e-government services online,         of information technology services to improve
Office of Administration Commissioner Kelvin         efficiency, and website redesigns that are making
Simmons recently announced. Missouri ranks           it easier to access online data and information. 
tenth in a new survey conducted by the Ewing         The new State Parks website, launched in late
Marion Kauffman Foundation, a private, non-          February, has received more than one million
partisan Kansas City foundation focusing on the      hits within its first month. Also, more than 1,400
advancement of entrepreneurship in America,          Missourians have registered their gardens online
and The Information Technology & Innovation          as a result of Gov. Nixon’s and First Lady Geor-
Foundation,  a nonpartisan Washington, D.C.-         ganne Nixon’s 10,000 Garden Challenge, which
based think tank.                                    launched approximately two weeks ago.
  “We are making state government smarter,              In response to the Governor’s call for greater
more efficient and effective by putting more         transparency in state government, the Missouri
key services and information online, 24/7, at        Accountability Portal lets users download data,” Gov. Nixon said. “Our improved e-           directly and track government spending, includ-
government services make it easier to pay your       ing the point of entry for showcasing all Ameri-
taxes, find job opportunities, or book a campsite    can Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) re-
at a state park online. During state emergen-        lated federal stimulus funds, projects and status.  
cies − from floods to snowstorms to tornadoes        In line with this same philosophy, the state has
− is the place to go for up-to-the-minute      enhanced communication with the public in-
information on weather, road conditions, shelter,    cluding the Capitol Events calendar and open
supplies and emergency protocols.”                   meeting notices calendar.
  Upgrades and enhancements across state gov-           For more information, go to
4        Community News            April 13, 2011

Planning Ahead: Preparing for the Unexpected
  We plan for intended events, including vacations,           that your wishes are honored. You need to discuss the
graduations, retirement, etc. What about unexpected           document with your family, as well as your healthcare
events? If something happened to you today and ren-           provider. It is extremely important that someone who
dered you incapable of making decisions, would your           might be in a position to direct your care understands
loved ones know what to do? Who is going to be your           two things: 1.) you would like for them to act as your
voice when you cannot speak for yourself?                     agent, or representative; and 2.) what your exact wish-
  Statistics show that a large number of persons do           es are for end-of-life planning.
not have any type of advance planning in place, ei-             Life Care Center of Florissant will host an Advance
ther for medical or financial decisions. Every day            Planning Seminar from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday,
people are faced with making important, life-altering         April 15. All those who wish to complete a Durable
decisions but have never had the important conversa-          Power of Attorney for Health Care may do so at the
tions, nor have they prepared any official documents          seminar. Life Care Center is located at 1201 Garden
that contain the wishes.                                      Plaza Drive, off Parker Road in Florissant. There is
  By preparing an advance directive, the burden of            no charge to complete this document, and a notary
“guessing” what a loved one would want in an emer-            will be available to finalize the form. For more infor-
gency or a life-threatening situation is alleviated,          mation, please call 314.831.3752 and ask to speak to      The administrative team of the new Life Care Center of Florissant. Pictured left to
because it will all be documented. However, just ex-          Debbie Taylor.                                            right are: Lee Hines, director of nursing; Trudy Menne, medical records director;
                                                                                                                        Cristie Bowlin, admissions director; Sue Huffman, executive director; and Debbie
ecuting an advance directive is not enough to ensure            Light refreshments will be served.                      Taylor, marketing director.

 LiveWell Ferguson 5K is May 14
 New Features for 2011
   LiveWell Ferguson 5K Twilight Run/Walk is Satur-            Road and Suburban Avenue. The                                                              ticipants.
day, May 14 at 5 p.m. in downtown Ferguson, Mo.                race opens with entertainment by                                                              Race fees for LiveWell
   In its second year, the race will have new features: the    the Ritenour High School drum                                                              5K are $15 through May
first 1,000 5K runners and walkers will receive medals         line and finishes with a concert                                                           2; fees increase to $20
upon finishing; race bibs are exclusive to the race; and       with Javier Mendoza.                                                                       afterward. Special rates
Christian Hospital is a new partner in the effort to pro-         Proceeds from the race ben-                                                             are offered to teams of
vide healthy and active events in Ferguson.                    efit youth scholarships to attend                                                          10 or more participants.
   LiveWell 5K boasts a USATF certified course for the         camp programs at the Emerson                                                               Awards and prizes will
only twilight run/walk event in North St. Louis County.        Family YMCA, located in North                                                              be presented to top fin-
The races start and finish at Plaza at 501, an outdoor         County.                                                                                    ishers. The course is
entertainment area at the intersection of Florissant              In 2010, the inaugural year for                                                         timed by Big River Run-
                                                                            Live Well Ferguson                                                            ning.
                                                                            5K, more than 900 Photo courtesy of Trailnet                                     For more details,
                                                                            people attended.                                or to register for LiveWell Ferguson 5K, go to www.
                                                                              In 2011, the goal is to attract 1,200 par-

                                                                           Applications Now Available for
                                                                           Florissant’s Home Improvement Program
                                                                             The City of Florissant, Mo. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) office provides no-in-
                                                                           terest loans of up to $5,000 to a limited number of low-to-moderate income Florissant homeowners
                                                                           who qualify. The loans can only be used for home repair and to address code violations.Applications
                                                                           for the program are available now, and completed applications will be accepted Monday, May 2 thru
                                                                           Tuesday, May 31.
                                                                             The applications are reviewed by the Community Development Office and priority is given to low-
                                                                           income households. If funds remain after eligible low-income applications are met, candidates from
                                                                           moderate-income housing will be considered. All applicants will be notified of their status within
                                                                           four to six weeks.
                                                                                                                  Applications may be found by visiting
                                                                                                                cd/blockgrant.shtml or the Community Development Office, lo-
                                                                                                                cated in the Government Building at 1055 rue St. Francois. For
                                                                                                                more information, please contact the Community Development
                                                                                                                Office at 314.839.7680 or
                                                                                                                  April 13, 2011         Community News              5

The Annual Friends of Pallottine Luncheon
  Those attending the annual Friends of Pallottine    of Pallottine, 15270 Old Halls Ferry Road, Florissant,     For additional information about the luncheon, con-
Luncheon on Saturday, May 14, will see a delightful   MO 63034.  Call the Center at 314.837.7100 to charge     tact Betty Landgraf at 314.837.3161. A flyer is available
presentation on “Dressing a Victorian Lady.”          your Visa or Master Card.                                at
  The luncheon will be held at the
Pallottine Renewal Center, 15270
Old Halls Ferry Road. Social hour
begins at 11 a.m. A luncheon ca-
tered by As You Like It begins at
noon. The day will also include
exquisite silent auction items, a
quilt raffle, and attendance prizes.
Flowers are provided by Sister
  Tickets are $25 each. Please
submit reservations by May 7, and
make checks payable to Friends

Hospital 4th
Best Hospital
in St. Louis!
   Christian Hospital has been
ranked as the 4th  Best Hospital
in St. Louis  in the first-ever U.S.
News & World Report edition of
their Best Hospitals metro area
rankings.  These important new
rankings are published online at
   U.S. News  ranked hospitals
within all  52 U.S. metro areas
with populations of 1 million or
more, using existing data from
2010-11 Best Hospitals. The new
rankings identify hospitals that
performed nearly as well as the
nationally ranked Best Hospitals
in at least one of 16 adult special-
   Christian Hospital is cited as
a high performer in six specialty
areas: Gastroenterology, Geriat-
rics, Kidney Disorders, Neurol-
ogy & Neurosurgery, Pulmonol-
ogy and Urology.
   In addition to Christian Hos-
pital, BJC hospitals appearing
on the U.S. News  Best Hospitals
metro list include Barnes-Jewish
Hospital, St. Louis Children’s
Hospital, Missouri Baptist Medi-
cal Center, Barnes-Jewish St. Pe-
ters Hospital and Barnes-Jewish
West County Hospital.
6           Community News                     April 13, 2011

                                                                     Relationships Before Sales
                                                                     By Shelly A. Schneider

                                                                        Bob Gianino is a relationship sales person. If he found out that one of his customers was headed
                                                                     out of town, Gianino would volunteer to drive him to the airport and pick him up upon his arrival
                                                                     in St. Louis. But if asked to sell something to a person he’s not met…well, that is something Gianino
                                                                     just isn’t comfortable doing.
                                                                        Gianino, a Florissant resident since 1973, was recently selected as the Greater North County
                                                                     Chamber of Commerce’s 2011 Outstanding Business Person of the Year.
                                                                        “I was totally shocked when they made the announcement,” Gianino said. “I’m truly honored to
                                                                     be recognized by the chamber and the community.”
                                                                        Gianino, who started at White Auto Body in 1994, is a longtime member of several community
                                                                     and civic organizations. He presently serves on the Valley Industries Board of Directors, and on
                                                                     April 6, 2011, finished a three-year term on the Greater North County Chamber Board of Direc-
                                                                     tors. Gianino served on the Florissant Rotary Club Board from 2004-2005 and chaired Florissant’s
                                                                     Safety Town for five years.
                                                                        A Florissant resident for 38 years, Gianino and his wife, Sharon, have four children, Melissa, Mi-
                                                                     chelle, Marc and Marla, and nine grandchildren.
                                                                        Steve and Valerie White, owners of White Auto Body, developed a relationship with Gianino be-
    Bob Gianino, White Auto Body, 2011 Business Person of the Year   fore he ever came to work for them.
                                                                        “Bob was involved in a business that was next door to our original location,” Steve said. “We de-
                                                                     veloped a relationship because he was such a good guy. When that business closed I asked him to
                                                                     come and work for us.”
                                                                        Gianino started out as an estimator for White Auto Body in 1994. He was so good with people
                                                                     that he began working in outside sales and marketing for the company.
                                                                        “He’s been in Florissant for a long time,” Steve said. “He ran a restaurant in Hazelwood years ago,
                                                                     and his family owned Hazelwood Bowl, so he’s been in business forever and knows everyone in
                                                                     Florissant. You can’t not like Bob. He fits perfectly in outside sales.”
                                                                        Valerie White said Gianino is so loyal, many people think he’s the owner of White Auto Body.
                                                                        “I’ve been in the community with the White Auto Body shirt, and people say, ‘I met your husband
                                                                     the other day,’ and I know they’re talking about Bob.”
                                                                        Back to the fact that Gianino probably couldn’t sell something to someone he’s never met.
                                                                        “He’s a relationship sales person,” Steve said. “He’s not a pushy guy. He likes to get to know people
                                                                     first. Bob has been invited on vacation with our customers. He portrays a very positive attitude to-
                                                                                                           ward our business and works hard to make the customers happy,
                                                                                                           which is what we try to do, too.”
                                                                                                              Gianino enjoys his work as a Marketing Representative for
                                                                                                           White Auto Body.
                                                                                                              “Steve White asked me to go to work for him, and I’m so happy
                                                                                                           I did,” Gianino said. “They are outstanding people. Steve and Val-
                                                                                                           erie got married and opened the company in the same week, and
                                                                                                           they’ll celebrate 25 years of marriage and White Auto Body will
                                                                                                           celebrate its 25th anniversary in June. They are lifelong residents
                                                                                                           and super people. They invest in this community, and have given
                                                                                                           us all the support and tools we need to make it work.”
                                                                                                              White Auto Body CFO Gail Noblot called Gianino one of the
                                                                                                           finest men she has ever known. She described him as a dedicated
                                                                                                           family man and business man – always willing to go the extra
                                                                                                           mile for customers, friends and the community.
                                                                                                                                                            See GIANINO on page 8
                                                                                                                                April 13, 2011             Community News                   7

The Greater North County Chamber of Commerce ...
Working for You
  The Greater North County                                                                                                                           members. Through the Web Site
Chamber of Commerce is great                                                                                                                        members can sign up for events,
for North County business! Here                                                                                                                     locate other members, and send
are just some of the benefits of be-                                                                                                                emails to the membership about
ing a member:                                                                                                                                       the product or service.

Business Referral Service                                                                                                                          Chamber Monthly Newslet-
   The Chamber is a resource for                                                                                                                   ter
many individuals inquiring about                                                                                                                       The Chamber Newsletter, In
a specific product or service. Those                                                                                                                 Action, is the medium used by
individuals include visitors to the                                                                                                                  the Chamber staff and board of
community, residents, and persons                                                                                                                    directors to communicate infor-
relocating to our Chamber area.                                                          Business After Hours is a great way to network and         mation to the Chamber members.
The Chamber office receives calls                                                        promote your buiness.                                   Inside members will find informa-
every day for the names, addresses,                        munity organizations or services.                                                     tion on chamber events, committee
and phone numbers of local businesses and profession-                                                                        meeting details, a calendar of events, new member
als. Individuals are referred only to those business and   Chamber Website                                                   listings, business profiles on new members, community
professionals who are Chamber members.                        The Chamber website is a very useful tool for current activities, and much more. Members have the oppor-
                                                           members, potential members, residents, and visitors tunity to advertise or place flyers into the newsletter.
Chamber Directory                                          to our area. Included in your membership is a listing
   Published every year the directory lists categori-      both categorically and alphabetically on our website.                                                      See BENEFITS page 8
cally and alphabetically all Chamber members in good       Members will also find up to date informa-
standing. Your directory listing is included with your     tion on all Chamber news, events, and other
membership and is updated on
a yearly basis. The directory
is distributed to all Chamber
members, at various Chamber
businesses, and in relocation
packets. Also, contained in the
directory is information about
our four municipalities, local
and state officials, and com-
8       Community News            April 13, 2011

Gianino            from page 6
  “Everyone here thinks the world of Bob,” Noblot said. “He is a great asset to our    young professionals to step up and get involved. People spend a lot of time trying
company, and has been critical to its growth.”                                         to figure out how to build their business. They sit in their chairs at the office and
  Gianino was surprised to receive the 2011 Outstanding Business Person of             think about it. Get out of the chair. The people are out there to support you, but
the Year from the Greater North County Chamber, and immediately praised the            you have to get out there and get involved. It’s like an exercise program…if you
chamber’s work in North County.                                                        don’t get off the couch, you won’t see the results.”
  “The chamber does so much for the community,” he said. “We really need the

Benefits            from page 7                                        Greater North County Chamber of
Monitor Legislative Affairs
  The Chamber’s Legislative committee is very active with the
                                                                       Commerce to Install New Chairman
Florissant Valley area. They meet with local leaders on a monthly        Scott Schneider, US Bank, has been named the     counting from the
basis to talk about issues that are concerning our business and        Chairman of the Greater North County Cham-         University of Mis-
residents. The committee sends out updates on important issues         ber of Commerce Board of Directors for 2011.       souri – St. Louis.
through the Chamber newsletter, website, faxes, or emails.               He will be inducted at the Chamber’s Out-           He is a member
                                                                       standing Business Person of the Year and An-       of St. Peters Catho-
Chamber Seminars                                                       nual Installation Dinner on Friday, April 15.      lic Church in St.
  We never stop learning in our professional life. There is always     The dinner will begin at 6 p.m. at Yacovelli’s     Charles, where he
something new to learn. The Chamber offers training and                Restaurant & Banquet Center, 407 Dunn Road         serves on the Ush-
seminars throughout the year to help members improve their             in Florissant.                                     er Guild. He is the
business and grow in their professional life. If you have an area of     Schneider, 44, is currently the Chamber’s Vice   fourth generation
interest that you would like to see on seminar on please contact       Chairman of the Board of Directors and re-         to attend St. Peters
the Chamber office and we would be happy to discuss a way to           cently served as the Chairman of the Chamber’s     and his children
make it happen.                                                        Business Showcase & Family Fair. He has been       are the third gen- Scott Schneider, US Bank
  For more information call the Greater North County                   an integral member of the Chamber, serving on      eration to attend
Chamber of Commerce at 314.831.3500 or visit www.                      the Board for seven years.                         its grade school. He also is a member of the St.                                           Schneider, vice president and branch manager     Charles Kiwanis Club and has served on the
                                                                       at 2100 N. Hwy. 67 in Florissant, has been em-     marketing committee of North County Inc. He
                                                                       ployed with US Bank for 20 years. He graduated     received the US Bank Annual Pinnacle Award
                                                                       from Lindenwood University with dual degrees       in 2005 and 2007 for being in the Top 10 Per-
                                                                       - a Bachelor of Science in Business Adminis-       cent of managers in the country.
                                                                       tration and a Bachelor of Science in Computer         Schneider and his wife, Noreen, live in St.
                                                                       Science. He received a Master’s Degree in Ac-      Charles and have four boys: Michael, 17; Wil-
                                                                                                                                             liam, 14; James, 13; and John,
                                                                                                                           April 13, 2011           Community News            9

     Cottleville / Weldon Spring
                                    From the Historic to the Modern
CFCO to Raffle Off Firehouse                                                                                Liberty Swing Construction
   The CFCO (Cottleville
Firefighters Community                                                                                      is Started at Legacy Park
Outreach) will hold a raf-                                                                                    Firefighters and CFCO members assembled the Liberty Swing
fle for a custom made fire-                                                                                 recently to prepare it for concrete pour and fence construction.
house. Originally donated                                                                                   The Cottleville Firefighters Community Outreach has been work-
by Suzanne Schwab from                                                                                      ing on this project for a year. After several successful fund raising
Suzanne’s Doll Houses in                                                                                    events the dream has become a reality. Cathy Elsea, president of
O’Fallon, the CFCO presi-                                                                                   the CFCO, and Skip Stephens, executive director were on hand to
dent Cathy Elsea has add-                                                                                   make sure everything went well. The Liberty Swing is a special-
ed the firehouse touches,                                                                                   ized swing that accommodates a child or adult in a wheelchair so
and she has made it quite                                                                                   that they may enjoy the thrill of swinging at the park. A dedica-
the custom finished prod-                                                                                   tion ceremony and public grand opening will be announced very
uct. Suzanne fell in love                                                                                   soon. Watch this page for updates. If you need more information
with dollhouses 25 years                                                                                    contact, Randy at, Cathy at cathye135@
ago when she bought one                                                                           , or Skip at
at a garage sale. A few
years back she began do-
nating firehouses. As they
say, the rest is history. Her
shop has been open for                                The CFCO is behind the campaign to bring the
three and a-half years at 58 Crossroads Plaza         Liberty Swing to Legacy Park in Cottleville.
off Highway K in O’Fallon. Suzanne wanted to          The swing is currently being constructed in
make some dollhouses for the boys, too, so she        the park. The dedication and grand opening
started creating firehouses. Soon after, she start-   are yet to be determined, but at the dedication
ed donating the firehouses to fire departments        event the CFCO will have the firehouse on dis-
in the area for fundraising events. Suzanne has       play. Raffle tickets for the firehouse are $1 each.
donated at least five in recent years to area fire    All proceeds will go to the CFCO to that they
departments including Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon        may continue to help those in need and pro-
and other cities. Currently she is working on a       vide community service in the Cottleville area.
firehouse for the National Campaign for Spar-         Tickets are available at the Cottleville Fire Pro-
kles, the Fire Safety Dog.                            tection District office, 1385 Motherhead Rd. in
   This is one of many fundraising activities and     Cottleville. You may also call Sandy at the dis-
events that the CFCO holds. Last year the or-         trict office for more information (636.441.8799)
ganization held a successful Poker Run, Family        or email Cathy at
Fall Festival, and most recently, a Trivia Night.

Weldon Spring & Cottleville Election Results
  Mayor Don Licklider ran unopposed in Wel-           person race, Ward II Alderman will be Janet Kolb.
don Spring on Tuesday, April 5. Laura Barrett           In Cottleville there was a tight four-way battle
was elected as ward I Alderman. Gerry Baker           for Ward II with Terri Voss wining. In Ward I Jim
was elected to ward III Alderman, and in a three-     Hennessey ran unopposed.

Center Stage Theatre to Present “Dog Sees
God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”
  The Center Stage Theatre of St. Charles Com-        meeting with an artistic kid, the target of this
munity College will present the parody “Dog           group’s bullying, offers CB a peace of mind and
Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead”         sets in motion a friendship that will push toler-
April 13-17 in the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts          ance from his other friends to the very limits.
Building theater on the SCC campus.                     The play was written by Bert V. Royal and will
  The show will be performed at 8 p.m. Wednes-        be directed by Lonna Wilke.
day-Saturday, April 13-16, and at 2 p.m. Sunday,        Cast members include: Chris Parker as CB,
April 17. There will be a high school matinee         Jessica Ellis as CB’s sister, Michael Schumacher
performance at 10 a.m. on Thursday, April 14.         as Van, Sean Merkle as Matt, Nicholas Miller
  “Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage             as Beethoven, Gabrielle Keller as Marcy, Erin
Blockhead” is an unauthorized parody of several       Dorsey as Tricia and Christine Hutchins as Van’s
characters from a popular comic strip who have        sister.
become teenagers. Drug use, eating disorders,           Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for seniors and
teen violence, rebellion, and sexual identity are     college students with ID. Tickets will be offered
among the issues that are covered in this play.       at a special reduced price of $4 for everyone on
Although it is a comedy, due to the strong lan-       Wednesday, April 13. To purchase tickets, call the
guage and content, this play is not intended for      SCC Box Office at 636.922.8050. For additional
children. It is for mature, high school audiences     information, visit St.
and above.                                            Charles Community College is located at 4601
  The play opens with CB lamenting to his pen         Mid Rivers Mall Drive in Cottleville.
pal about the death of his dog.
CB begins to question life after
death or even the existence of
an afterlife. His best friend is
too burned out to provide any
coherent speculation; his sister
has gone Goth; his ex-girlfriend
has recently been institutional-
ized; and his other friends are
too inebriated to give him any
sort of solace. But a chance
10    Community News           April 13, 2011

 Sign Up Now for St. Peters Summer Art Camps
   Are you looking for some fun activities to get your kids away from the video          • July 11-15: Abstract & Impressionism Drawing/Painting Camp (1/2 Day, Full
 games and into some culture this summer? Introduce them to a cultural experi-         Day, Preschool)
 ence at the same time at one of St. Peters’ Cultural Art Centre’s many art camps        • July 18-July 22: Weaving, Painting & Drawing Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Tod-
 for kids.                                                                             dlers)
   Half-day and Full-day camps are available for children ages 6-9. Some camps           • July 25-29: Landscapes Drawing/Painting Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Pre-
 are even offered for toddlers and preschoolers. Before and aftercare is available     schoolers)
 for an additional fee. New this year, full-day campers can have fun creating art        • July 25-29: Fencing Camp 101 (Full Day only)
 PLUS enjoy activities at the St. Peters Rec-Plex next door and in City Centre Park!     • Aug. 1-5: Pottery/Sculpture Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Preschoolers)
                                                                                         • Aug. 8-12,:Recycled Art, Painting & More (1/2 Day, Full Day, Toddlers)
   The following camps are scheduled this summer:                                        • Aug. 8-12: Fencing Camp 102
   • June 6-10: Just People Drawing/Painting Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Toddlers)
   • June 13-17: Animal Drawing/Painting Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Toddlers)              For more information or registration fees, refer to your Leisure Line recreation
   • June 20-24: Pottery/Sculpture Camp (1/2 Day, Full Day, Preschoolers)              catalog, visit or call 636.397.6903. The camps will be held at St.
   • June 27-July 1: Recycled Art, Painting & More! (1/2 Day, Full Day, Preschool-     Peters’ Cultural Arts Centre; however registration is being taken in person at St.
 ers)                                                                                  Peters’ Rec-Plex or online at
   • July 11-15: Theatre Camp – Performing Arts Theatre (Full Day only)                  The Cultural Arts Centre is located at St. Peters City Hall, next door to the St.
                                                                                       Peters Rec-Plex at Mexico Road and St. Peters Centre Blvd. in St. Peters, MO.

                                                                     Narrated Tour Explores Kimmswick
                                                                       Take a trip back in time on Tuesday, May 24,           roamed this area at the Mastodon State Historic
                                                                     of prehistoric beasts from the last ice age, histo-      Site.  Along with seeing the famous deposits
                                                                     ry of the Anheuser family and a narrated tour            of fossils and bones of giant creatures in the
                                                                     of the town that time forgot, Kimmswick, Mo.             Kimmswick Bone Bed, hike through three dif-
                                                                       Sign up to take this exciting St. Peters mo-           ferent trails with a variety of trees, wildflowers,
                                                                     torcoach tour and learn about the prehistoric            ravines and protruding boulders. 
                                                                     era mastodons and other large creatures that               After enjoying a delicious meal at the re-
                                                                                                                                                  nowned Blue Owl Res-
                                                                                                                                                  taurant, walk around the
                                                                                                                                                  Kimmswick town enjoy-
                                                                                                                                                  ing the history, architecture
                                                                                                                                                  and products offered in the
                                                                                                                                                  20 unique shops located in
                                                                                                                                                  some of the oldest homes
                                                                                                                                                  and buildings.
                                                                                                                                                    The last stop on the tour is
                                                                                                                                                  to the newly renovated An-
                                                                                                                                                  heuser Mansion.  Originally
                                                                                                                                                  belonging to Fred and Ma-
                                                                                                                                                  bel Anheuser in the 1940’s,
                                                                                                                                                  check out the pictures, ap-
                                                                                                                                                  parel and memorabilia on
                                                                                                                                                  their historic 23-acre estate.
                                                                                                                                                     A $75 per-person fee in-
                                                                                                                                                  cludes transportation, lunch
                                                                                                                                                  at the Blue Owl, admissions
                                                                                                                                                  and gratuities.
                                                                                                                                                     The tour will depart at 9
                                                                                                                                                  a.m. and return at approxi-
                                                                                                                                                  mately 4 p.m. from the west
                                                                                                                                                  side of St. Peters City Hall,
                                                                                                                                                  One St. Peters Centre Blvd.
                                                                                                                                                  in St. Peters, Mo.
                                                                                                                                                     To register or learn more,
                                                                                                                                                  call 636.939.2FUN, or go on-
                                                                                                                                                  line to
                                                                                                                                                  and click on Rec-Connect.

                                                                                                                   For membership information please contact Valerie Momeno at
                                                                                                                      636.447.3336 or email
                                                                                                                     For more information on events
                                                                         1236 Jungermann Rd., Suite C,                 To RSVP for an event, call Lori at 636.447.3336 or email
                                                                             St. Peters, MO 63376
                                                                                                                        April 13: Morning Networking Coffee
                                                                        St. Peters                          Start your morning off with a perk! Networking at a Morning Coffee.
                                                                                                     At Ridgewood Village, 100 Ridgegate Dr., St. Peters. Across from Mall off Sue Mandy
                                                                        Chamber                                                Price: Free - Chamber Benefit!

                                                                        Calendar                                            April 21: Business After-Hours
                                                                                                                                  At Payne Family Homes.
                                                                                                                       May 3: General Membership Meeting
                                                                          Events                                                 At Whitmoor Country Club

                                                                                                                        May 11: Morning Networking Coffee
                                                                                                                                        at Fast Signs
                                                                        Community News...A Proud Media Sponsor of the St. Peters Chamber of Commerce
                                                                                                                     April 13, 2011          Community News            11

Driving for Health Care Sustainability in the Purest Sense
  BJC HealthCare is pleased to announce that Ascent, a division of Stryker Corporation has awarded Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare
Center with the Healthy Hospital Award for outstanding sustainability efforts in 2010. The Ascent Healthy Hospital Award is given to hospital partners across the U.S.
for outstanding performance in reducing environmental harm and improving overall hospital quality through medical device remanufacturing and reprocessing. Like
many hospitals across the nation, these BJC hospitals in St. Charles County have focused on growing sustainability programs over the past few years to reduce the
environmental footprint of health care delivery. One of the most impactful initiatives is the reprocessing and remanufacturing of single-use medical devices.
   “True health care sustainability is a journey. Our reprocessing and remanufacturing programs are just one way we’re demonstrating our commitment to quality
health care. We are thankful for our partnership with Ascent and are proud to be the recipients of this award,” John Antes, president, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital
and Progress West HealthCare Center.  
  In 2010, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters diverted more than 3,000 pounds of medical waste from local landfills and realized $54,424 dollars in supply cost savings; likewise,
Progress West diverted more than 1,856 pounds of medical waste from local landfills and realized
$28,046 dollars in savings. BJC HealthCare’s reprocessing partner, Ascent, collects the devices from
the facilities, and then sterilizes them for safe re-use by following strict FDA guidelines. These strat-
egies have enabled the hospitals to reallocate substantial resources to additional patient care quality
initiatives. Barnes-Jewish St. Peters and Progress West are two of five BJC hospitals to be recog-
nized by Ascent for environmental waste reduction. Also recognized were Barnes-Jewish Hospital,
Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital and Missouri Baptist Sullivan Hospital.   
  Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital and Progress West HealthCare Center are members of BJC
HealthCare, one of the leading regional health care systems in the country. Both hospitals have re-
ceived multiple Professional Research Consultants (PRC) awards for excelling in patient care. For
more information on either hospital, visit or

Genealogy Programs Return to St.
Peters’ Cultural Arts Centre
  If you’ve ever tried to put together your family tree, you know that genealogy is a complex pro-
cess. St. Peters’ Cultural Arts Centre has just the class to help get you started.
  Genealogist Cindy DuBois
has been doing genealogy
for more than 30 years. She
will take you step by step in
discovering your ancestral
heritage. You’ll learn about
Internet research options as
well as places to go to acquire
information, most of which
are free.
  While discovering the
branches of your family tree
can be a fun and entertaining
experience, it can also become
quite frustrating when con-
fronted with roadblocks. Cin-
dy offers an advanced class for
those who have already dis-
covered the basic knowledge
needed to begin the journey.
Genealogy Basics 102 classes
will meet on Tuesday, April
26. You may opt to attend the
afternoon class from 1-3 p.m.
or the evening class from 6-8
p.m. The registration fee of $7
includes refreshments.
  Genealogy         participants
must preregister at the
St. Peters Rec-Plex. Call
636.939.2FUN or online at
For more information, call
ext. 1623 at 636.397.6903 or
Classes will be held at the
Cultural Arts Centre located
in St. Peters City Hall at Mex-
ico Road and St. Peters Cen-
tre Blvd. in St. Peters, Mo.
12       Community News            April 13, 2011

 Recent Ribbon Cutting                                                                                     2011 Yellow Rose
 Inspect It 1st                                                                                            Award Celebration
   Kevin Bond, owner of In-                                                                                 The Zonta Club of St. Charles recently announced that the keynote
spect It 1st, celebrated the
                                                                                                          speaker for the 2011 Yellow Rose Award celebration will be Stacy
grand opening of his new
business with a ribbon cut-
                                                                                                          Malkan, co-founder of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and author
ting on Wednesday, March                                                                                  of the award-winning book, “Not Just a Pretty Face: The Ugly Side of
30, 2011 at the St. Charles                                                                               the Beauty Industry.”
Chamber of Commerce office.                                                                                 “Stacy is nationally known for her remarkable work to create
Joining Kevin were family,                                                                                awareness about the toxic chemicals in personal care products. She
friends, members of the Rise                                                                              has worked tirelessly at the national forefront to inform legislators,
& Shine Leads Group, along                                                                                and the public, about the dangers posed to women and children. We
with Ambassadors and Board                                                                                are so delighted to announce Stacy as our Keynote Speaker,” said
Members of the St. Charles                                                                                Gladys M. Schubach, 2011 Event Co-Chair. Malkan’s organization,
Chamber of Commerce. In-
                                                                                                          the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics is part of the Breast Cancer Fund
spect It 1st offers home inspec-
tions and can be contacted
                                                                                                          in San Francisco.
by 314.576.5911.                                                                                            The purpose of the Yellow Rose event is to raise funds for the Zonta
     If your business is new to the                                                                       Club’s service projects and scholarship fund, including a scholarship
area and would like to celebrate                                                                          established at St. Charles Community College called the Zonta Mar-
with a ribbon cutting, contact Wendy                                                                      lene Fraser Memorial Scholarship. It is also for the purpose of pre-
Rackovan at the St. Charles Chamber
of Commerce at 636.946.0633.
                                                                                                          senting the annual Yellow Rose Award to a professional woman who
                                                                                                          exemplifies the values and mission of Zonta international, namely
                                                                                                          professional achievement and dedication to the advancement of the
Free Easter Egg Hunt April 23                                                                             status of women.
                                                                                                            The previous winners include Mary Kay Sheets of Sheets by De-
The event will feature free food, fun and a 14,000 Easter Egg hunt sign in 2010; Karen Hoffman, the Idea Coach in 2009; and Shura
   St. Charles First Assembly of God encourages area residents to attend its annual Easter Eggstravaganza Lindgren Garnett of the St. Charles Convention Center in 2008. New
at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 23 at Blanchette Park (1900 W Randolph Street, St. Charles, MO 63301). this year is the “Good Guy Award” for outstanding contributions
The event is free and open to the public.                                                                 made by a man and for the advancement of the status of women in
   The event will feature an enormous 14,000 Easter egg hunt, an inflatable slide and bounce house, and the community.
                                                                       more than 100 great attendance       “We are appreciative of the men in our community who actively
                                                                       prizes for all ages including a work to mentor women and support issues of importance to women.
                                                                       bike, Walmart gift cards and more. We think it is appropriate to shine some light on positive examples,”
                                                                       Hotdogs and soda will be served. said Brynn Palmer, 2011 Event co-chair.
                                                                       Individuals can also take part in    Yellow Rose Award and Good Guy Award nomination forms are
                                                                       the Easter egg decorating contest available online at: or by calling Event
                                                                       by bringing along their finest- Co-Chair Brynn Palmer at 636.970.3765 or
                                                                       decorated egg.                     The forms are due back by April 15. The winner will be announced
                                                                           To learn more about the Easter on May 20, at Old Hickory Golf Club at the 2011 Yellow Rose Awards
                                                                       Eggstravaganza or St. Charles celebration.
                                                                       First Assembly of God, call          Zonta International, with world headquarters in Chicago, IL, is a
                                                                       636.936.1912 or visit www.St- global organization of executives and professionals working together
                                                                            to advance the status of women worldwide through service and ad-
                                                                                                          vocacy. Zonta International was founded in 1919 in Buffalo, NY, and
                                                                                                                                             has grown to 33,000 members in
                                                                                                                                             more than 1200 clubs in 67 coun-
                                                                                                                                             tries worldwide. For more infor-
                                                                                                                                             mation, visit
                                                                                                                         April 13, 2011           Community News             13

St. Charles County is Among                                                                                 Bridgeway’s R.U.S.H. 5K
Healthiest in the State                                                                                     Race and Family Fun Run
“County Health Rankings” Places St. Charles County                                                          Proceeds to Support Bridgeway’s Domestic
First in Health Factors, Third in Health Outcomes                                                           Violence and Sexual Assault Programs
   A national study released by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wiscon-              Bridgeway Behavioral Health Foundation and The Sparrow’s
sin’s Population Health Institute ranked St. Charles County among Missouri’s healthiest counties for        Nest are partnering to host the second annual Run Uniting and
the second consecutive year.  This year, the county ranked first in Missouri in “Health Factors” and        Strengthening Homes (R.U.S.H.) 5K and Family Fun Run at 9 a.m.
third in “Health Outcomes” after placing first in “Health Factors” and second in “Health Outcomes”          on April 30, 2011 in Frontier Park.
last year.  The complete nationwide and Missouri-specific rankings may be viewed at www.county-               In 2010 Bridgeway received 2,000 crisis calls and provided                                                                                         outreach to 200 clients. The emergency shelters operated by
   “Receiving these high rankings for the second consecutive year is a tremendous honor, both for           Bridgeway in St. Charles and Lincoln Counties housed 79 women
our department’s efforts and for the commitment made by residents to maintain healthy lifestyles,” St.      and 73 children for 3,000 bed nights in 2010. 
Charles County Department of Community Health and the Environment Director Gil Copley noted.                  “Fundraising events like the R.U.S.H. Run allow organizations
“Starting with a healthy and active community allows our staff to be proactive in dealing with poten-       such as Bridgeway Foundation and The Sparrow’s Nest to provide
tial risks and in educating residents on ways to improve their quality of life.”                            outreach and services for women and families in our area, at no
   The rankings are based on data from vital statistics and government health surveys, and in many          cost to them. Without events like these, we simply wouldn’t be able
cases use several years of data for their calculations.  Statistics measured include premature deaths       to touch the lives that we do,” said Jean Robertson, chair of the
(those who die from preventable diseases before the age of 75), obesity rates, binge drinking, smoking,     R.U.S.H. Run and Bridgeway Foundation Board member.
access to healthy foods, unemployment, high school graduation rates, pollution, access to primary             The race will feature a 5K with both competitive and
care providers, and self-assessed health status.  The “Health Factors” rankings are based on the com-       noncompetitive options as well kids’ activities to include a one mile
munity’s health behaviors, clinical care, social and economic conditions, and physical environment.         fun run, 100 yard dash and diaper derby. Competitive runners will
The “Health Outcomes” rankings are determined by how long people live (mortality) and how healthy           begin at 9 a.m. with noncompetitive runners and walkers to follow.
people feel (morbidity).                                                                                    Kids’ events will begin at 10 a.m. Registration forms are available
   St. Charles County was cited among the top counties in Missouri in virtually every measureable           for download through the Bridgeway website, www.bridgewaybh.
category.  The “Health Factors” section consists of health behaviors (county ranks fifth among Mis-         com, online registration is also available.
souri’s 114 counties), clinical care (ranks fifth), social/economic factors (ranks first) and physical
environment (ranks 41st).  The “Health Outcomes” section consists of Mortality (county ranks first in
Missouri) and Morbidity — rate of poor or fair health assessment, rate of poor physical health days,
rate of poor mental health days, and low birthright — (ranks 13th).
   “It’s hard to lead a healthy life if you don’t live in a healthy community,” said Risa Lavizzo-Mourey,
M.D., M.B.A. president and CEO of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. “The County Health
Rankings are an annual check-up for communities to know how healthy they are and where they
can improve. We hope that policymakers, businesses, educators, public health departments and com-
munity residents will use the
Rankings to develop solutions
to help people live healthier
   The St. Charles County
Department of Community
Health and the Environment
is committed to the protection
and enhancement of health and
the quality of life for all mem-
bers of our community.  For in-
formation on programs offered
and to discover ways the De-
partment assists our communi-
ty, please visit www.scchealth.
org or call 636.949.7400.
14    Community News            April 13, 2011

                    “Over the Fence”                                                           By Joe Morice
                         Teaching is an Act
                          One of the worst jobs for          flunked his class in a most dismal fashion.                    ered that my neighbor was a history teacher. I would
                        teachers is teaching a subject          So I suffered a mandatory class in a subject that           see him leave dressed in various different costumes
                      that is considered mandatory by        I hated with a dull monotone-voiced teacher than               of historical figures. Upon asking, he told me it was
                    the powers-that-be for students that     didn’t want to be there teaching an oversized class of         his way to hold the students’ attention when teaching
                 hate it. At least I think this is one of    teenagers that didn’t want to be there, either. Worse          a subject they ordinarily hate. He would often put
         the worst jobs, although it might not compare       yet, I had to take the class again the next year.              on historical acts and have them perform with him.
 to putting up with being cussed out by a student and           The World History text book                                    He claimed it made students feel they were part
 not being allowed to cuss back. These days, a curse         was almost three inches thick                                     of what happened long ago and gave them better
 word isn’t grounds for discipline like in the days of       with dimensions larger outside                                    understanding. Students often begged to get in his
 my youth. In those days, it was an excuse for corporal      than the others. Lugging it home                                  class.
 pain administered by a stern-faced principal; often         on the school bus to do home-
 with a whistling canoe paddle swung on one’s gluteus        work assignments gave me muscle                                      Then someone found out he was gay. The stu-
 maximus.                                                    spasms. My hatred increased to                                    dents already knew it but someone’s parents found
   In my long ago school days, I hated World History         the point of dreaming up ways to                                  out and called everybody but the CIA screaming
 the most. One might also say I hated school in gen-         make it disappear along with the                                  for justice. This talented teacher suffered indigni-
 eral. I even hated school buses on which I spent an         teacher, neither of which was pos-                                ties and badgering for years from authorities who
 inordinate amount of time. Boredom isn’t a strong           sible; at least not without risk of                               were convinced he was a child molester or worse.
 enough description, but I’m getting away from my            beatings and prison sentences.                                    Nobody listened to his students who knew better.
 subject.                                                       It ended up with the book stay-                                   He was an excellent teacher and he successfully
   My World history teacher in high school was a non-        ing in my school locker and lying                                 taught a high-school subject that often ground up
 descript, humorless little man that never smiled or         about my homework. The rise and fall of the Roman              other teachers. Students who were probably worse
 showed emotion. His lectures were in a monotone             Empire wasn’t as important as watching Red Skelton             than I was passed his class and enjoyed it. Perhaps if
 voice, and his face looked bored while he spoke at the      on TV. Memorizing the dates of military coups and              the powers-that-be asked the students, public schools
 windows instead of the oversized class. In spite of be-     wars throughout the ancient world wasn’t as impor-             might improve.
 ing an insomniac it was easy to fall asleep in his class,   tant as memorizing Stan Musial’s batting averages.               Ironically, one of my favorite TV channels is the
 and I did it often. I wasn’t alone, either. Several of us      After I grew up and had my own family, I discov-            history channel.

PSA Urges Kids to Say “No” to Alcohol
 April is Alcohol Awareness Month, and Attorney              Council, a national not-for-profit organization dedi-          “Whether kids participate in school activities, sports,
General Chris Koster has teamed up with The Century          cated to fighting drunk driving and underage drinking,         or volunteer in their communities, the key to greatness
                                                                          to release a fun and innovative Ask, Listen,      is keeping their brains and bodies active.  A key part of
                                                                          Learn: Kids and Alcohol Don’t Mix Public          being healthy and active is saying ‘NO’ to alcohol.”
                                                                          Service Announcement .  In the animated              The Ask, Listen, Learn PSA leads Attorney General
                                                                          PSA, Koster encourages kids to say “YES”          Chris Koster through many scenes depicting the At-
                                                                          to a healthy lifestyle and “NO” to underage       torney General running, climbing up a mountain,
                                                                          drinking.  The PSA,           and eating healthy meals with a family.  The last scene
                                                                          com/watch?v=mXAMcztz1yA, is airing                asks viewers to learn more at
                                                                          throughout the state on broadcast outlets         where kids are encouraged to become part of the Ask,
                                                                          and online this month.                            Listen, Learn Team by making a pledge to be active for
                                                                             “It is extremely important for kids to         60 minutes a day and to say ‘NO’ to underage drink-
                                                                          lead healthy and active lifestyles in order to    ing.  The Ask, Listen, Learn website also gives parents
                                                                          live up to their full potential,” Koster said.    the tools they need to start and continue the conversa-
                                                                                                                                                     tion with their kids to say ‘no’
                                                                                                                                                     to underage drinking with its
                                                                                                                                                     materials, blog, and superstar
                                                                                                                                                     role models like Apolo Anton
Editorial                                                                                                                     April 13, 2011           Community News

                                                                                                                                     By Shelly Schneider

  Procrastinate? Me? Never!
    Procrastinate. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary              thanks to my husband, Jim, who has never procrasti-          ty for new technologies, astound-
 defines the word as this: to put off intentionally and        nated a day in his adorable life.) Give this list of words   ing discoveries, and a reprieve
 habitually; or, to put off intentionally the doing of         to those who know you to be a complete and master            from my obligations.
 something that should be done.                                procrastinator: dally, dawdle, drag, lag, linger, loiter,       6. I truly believe that all dead-
    Let’s see now. It’s April 13, 2011. To what could I pos-   poke, put off, tarry, defer, postpone, stay, suspend, pro-   lines are unreasonable, regardless of
 sibly be referring? Those of you who are true masters         long and protract. Whew!                                     the amount of time given.
 at the art of procrastination already have the answer,

                                                                 While putting off writing this column just the other           7. I shall never forget that the probability of a mir-

 don’t you?                                                    day (procrastinating…did you get that?), I ran across        acle, though infinitesimally small, is not exactly zero.
    “Gee whiz, Shell. It’s a                                                          the Procrastinator’s Creed. I’m          8. If at first I don’t succeed, there is always next year.
 Wednesday. There is snow on                                                          not sure who to credit, because          9. I shall always decide not to decide, unless of
 the ground, but it is spring                                                         the creed was found in several        course I decide to change my mind.
 after all. My taxes can wait,                                                        web sites, all dedicated to, you         10. I shall always begin, start, initiate, take the first
 can’t they?”
    Sure, if you want your face           The word                                    guessed it, procrastinating! So
                                                                                      here we go:
                                                                                                                            step, and/or write the first word, when I get around
                                                                                                                            to it.

 next to our word for the day.                                                          1. I believe that if anything is       11. I obey the law of the inverse excuses which de-
    Back to the Merriam-                                                              worth doing, it would have al-        mands that the greater the task to be done, the more

                                         dates back
 Webster Dictionary for a                                                             ready been done.                      insignificant the work that must be done prior to be-
 moment. The word “procras-                                                             2. I shall never move quickly,      ginning the greater task.

                                          to 1588...
 tinate” dates back to 1588,                                                          except to avoid more work or find        12. I know that the work cycle is not plan/start/fin-
 although I’m sure the act of                                                         excuses.                              ish, but is wait/plan/plan.
 putting things off has been                                                            3. I will never rush into a job        13. I will never put off until tomorrow what I can
 around a lot longer.                                                                 without a lifetime of consider-       forget about forever.
    Maybe you don’t like the                                                          ation.
 word itself. There are other words to describe our par-         4. I shall meet all of my deadlines directly in pro-         While researching this column, I thought it might
 ticular breed. (Yes, I said “our” breed. I, too, am a pro-    portion to the amount of bodily injury I could expect        be a hoot to identify famous procrastinators, or great
 crastinating princess. I am proud to say, however, that       to receive from missing them.                                procrastinators throughout history. It was a good
 my taxes were mailed in a few weeks ago. But that’s all         5. I firmly believe that tomorrow holds the possibili-     idea…I just never got around to it.

YMCA Healthy Kids Day
   On Saturday, April 16, the YMCA is encouraging all kids and                                                                       • Dance, Dance: Turn on your favorite
parents in the Greater Saint Charles area to come to the Y for a                                                                   party music and dance! Make this activity
play date and commit to being active every day. It’s all part of the                                                               more fun with a dance contest.
YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™ – the nation’s largest health day                                                                           • Go Riding: Find a new bike path or park
for families. Times and locations may vary by community, but                                                                       for a fun afternoon outdoors; grab your hel-
in St. Charles County the event will take place between 11 a.m.                                                                    mets and go rollerblading or bike riding.
to 2 p.m. at Mid Rivers Mall. The event is open to the community                                                                     • Channel Your Inner Youth: Remember
and free to everyone.                                                                                                              playing hopscotch, jump rope, Simon Says
   As a leading nonprofit strengthening community through                                                                          or freeze tag as a kid? Teach your favorite
healthy living, the Y holds Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits to kids and             childhood game to your kid(s) and play them together.
inspire a lifetime love of physical activity. At a time when one in three children in          • Play Outside: Visit your neighborhood park or camp out in your backyard for
the United States are overweight or obese (according to the Centers for Disease              some outdoor fun. Get everyone moving with fun sports like soccer, basketball or
Control and Prevention), developing healthier habits that include increased physi-           baseball.
cal activity is more important than ever.                                                      Healthy Kids Day will be celebrated at nearly 1,600 Ys across the country, with
   “At the YMCA of Greater St. Louis, we know that parents struggle to find the time         more than 700,000 families expected to attend this year. For more information on
to incorporate more active play and healthier habits into their kids’ daily routine,”        the YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day™ in St. Charles County contact Renee Tillman at
says Eric Vahey, Association director of Health & Wellness. “Doing so doesn’t                636.928.1928 or visit
have to require extra money or resources. It’s as simple as making
a play date with your kids, with two key requirements – be active
and have fun!”
   Y Stresses Importance of Water Safety
   With the upcoming summer season, the YMCA of Greater St.
Louis is incorporating a water safety component into Healthy
Kids Day. Entitled “Swimmer Sam Speaks Out on Water Safety,”
the program covers swimming rules and guidelines; personal and
sun safety; backyard pool, beach, waterfront safety and boating
   As part of Healthy Kids Day, April 16, the Y encourages fami-
lies to make play dates everyday as a simple way to become
healthier, more active and connected. The YMCA of Greater St.
Louis recommends five simple activities families can do to play
   • Schedule a Game Night: Play games with the kids that incor-
porate physical activity, such as Charades.
16       Community News            April 13, 2011

Lindenwood Theatre Presents                                                                                Lindenwood University to Host
‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’                                                                          Festival to Benefit Earthquake
  The Lindenwood University Theatre Depart-          over jail time, befriends his fellow patients, and    and Tsunami Victims
ment will present the stage version of the clas-     finds himself in a battle of wills with a harsh,        Lindenwood University will host a benefit Japanese Festival from
sic story, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” at     intractable nurse (Emily Heitmeyer).                  5:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, April 15, in the Spellmann Center on the
7:30 p.m. on April 15-19 and 21-23 in the uni-          “This is a story that will shock you in some       main St. Charles campus. The free event will feature demonstrations
versity’s Emerson Black Box Theater.                 parts and make you stand and cheer in others,”        of Japanese cultural traditions to raise relief funds for Japanese earth-
  Tickets are available from                                                    Quiggins said.             quake and tsunami victims.
the Lindenwood Box Office                                                          The     cast     also     “The event is an opportunity for students and visitors to immerse
(636.949.4433) and online at                                                    includes        David      themselves in the beauty of Japan,” said Michiko Nohara-LeClair,                                                      Schmich,        David      Ph.D., professor of psychology and event organizer. “Our students,
The box office and the Em-                                                      Moreshead,       Brent     faculty, and the many members of the community who are participat-
erson Theater are located in                                                    Nowack, Josh Row-          ing are looking forward to sharing their skills and talents in the hopes
Lindenwood’s J. Scheidegger                                                     land, Jimmy Krawc-         of helping those dealing with the aftermath of recent events.”
Center for the Arts at 2300                                                     zyk, Joe Bayne, Cole         The festival will begin with welcoming remarks by Nohara-LeClair,
West Clay in St. Charles.                                                       Rommel,         Cassie     which will be followed by a performance by the Tozan Ryu dance
  The play was written by Dale                                                  Ballard, Jason Puff,       group. Members of the audience will be invited to participate and
Wasserman from Ken Kesey’s                                                      Adam         Martinez,     receive instruction from members of the group.
novel of the same name, which                                                   Shane Bosillo, Jaiymz        Other activities will include balloon artistry, a spinning top perfor-
was also made into an Acad-                                                     Hawkins, Josh Payne,       mance, a children’s playroom, origami and calligraphy stations, a tea
emy Award-winning movie                                                         Parth Patel, Millie        ceremony, flower arranging, and martial arts demonstrations. Food
starring Jack Nicholson.                                                        Naeger, Laura Gib-         will be served, and a variety of merchandise will be available for pur-
  “The play is another view                                                     bons, Jamal Mackey,        chase.
of the novel that is actually                                                   Marvin Witherspoon,          “We hope everyone who attends has a wonderful time and gains
closer to Kesey’s original in-                                                  Eric Peters, Yumeho        some knowledge about Japanese culture that they may not have had
tent although the movie still captures the spirit    Asai, and Katie Ritter. Lyndsay Hicks is stage        before,” Nohara-LeClair said. “We hope it not only raises awareness
of the story,” said Larry Quiggins, chair of the     manager. Chuck Gallaher is scenic designer,           of the struggles of those affected by the earthquake and tsunami, but
Lindenwood Theatre Department and director           and Keith Baranowski is lighting designer.            also generates a sense of hope and purpose and inspires people to
of the production. “It is definitely one of my fa-   Donna Northcott designed the costumes, and            help if they can.”
vorite stories.”                                     Sarah Thompson is the sound designer.                   Donations will be accepted throughout the event. All proceeds will
  Set in a dreary mental institution in the Pa-         For more information about the play or the         benefit Japanese victims through the American Red Cross disaster
cific Northwest in 1960, the story follows Ran-      Lindenwood Theatre Department, contact                relief fund.
dle McMurphy (Jon Elkins), a charming rogue          Quiggins at 636.949.4850 or lquiggins@linden-           For more information, please contact Nohara-LeClair at mnohara-
who has opted for time in a mental institution                                         

Summer Digital Media Workshops
   The Lindenwood University School of Communica-            fields,” said Jill Falk, assistant professor of communi-     shop series and adviser at Francis Howell North High
tions will host this summer three digital media work-        cations and LUTV news director. “It’s about sharing          School. “We believe a hands-on approach is the best
shops for high school journalism students interested in      a passion for new media and helping participants ef-         way for the students to learn these skills.”
learning multimedia, design, or Web skills. The series,      fectively use a variety of current mediums to tell their        Lindenwood will offer one hour of college credit to
titled “Media Now STL,” will take place daily from 8:30      stories in powerful ways.”                                   participants who complete one workshop. The course
a.m. to 8 p.m., June 28- 30, in the Spellmann Center on         The design workshop will focus on the basic building      credit fee is $60 per person and must be paid directly
the main St. Charles campus.                                 blocks of publication layout and the use of print de-        to the university.
   “Students can choose the workshop best suited to          sign to drive online traffic. The multimedia workshop           Lindenwood will also select two $5,000 scholarship
their interests and learn from regional experts in those     will teach participants how to tell a story through the      recipients from among participating students who re-
                                                                          combination of video, sound, photographs,       ceive a formal letter of recommendation from a mem-
                                                                          and editing. The Web workshop will offer        ber of the school’s faculty. Additional scholarship crite-
                                                                          students the chance to explore today’s on-      ria can be found online at
                                                                          line publication trends, build a site from         The cost to attend a Media Now STL workshop is
                                                                          scratch, or add features to existing pages.     $260 per person. The price includes lunch and dinner
                                                                             “Being a contemporary journalist doesn’t     for three days, lab use, a t-shirt, and an awards ceremo-
                                                                          hinge on having the latest and greatest         ny showcasing student work for family and friends at 6
                                                                          equipment, but rather on how you present        p.m. on Thursday, June 30. 
                                                                          a story using the options that best connect        Registration ends Monday, April 30, and space is lim-
                                                                          with your audience,” said Aaron Manfull,        ited. To register or to learn more, visit www.medianow-
                                                                          director of the Media Now STL work-    or call 314-252-8816.
                                                                                                                                          April 13, 2011            Community News            17

HSD to Participate in Great Central U.S. ShakeOut
  All 32 schools in the Hazelwood School District will                  The St. Louis Area Chapter of the American Red                     To date, at least 1.5 million people have registered to
participate in the “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.” At                 Cross will highlight McNair Elementary School during                participate in the event. The ShakeOut is an opportuni-
10:15 a.m. on April 28, people in 10 states will partici-            the ShakeOut. Red Cross members will conduct and                    ty for communities to prepare together before another
pate in earthquake drills. The ShakeOut was created by               film a short school assembly for students about earth-              damaging earthquake strikes this region.
the Central United States Earthquake Consortium and                  quake safety at 9:30 a.m. Students will report back to                The United States Geological Survey, USGS reports
several other key organizations to raise awareness of                their classrooms before the big drill.                              that in late 1811 and early 1812, a series of four high-
the “Drop, Cover and Hold On” method of protection                      People should follow a multi-step program to mini-               magnitude earthquakes occurred on the New Madrid
during an earthquake and as a preparedness activity to               mize the damage caused when the ground suddenly                     Fault, which runs in a north-northeast to south-south-
allow whole communities to take part. Hazelwood was                  moves. First, people should identify and correct haz-               west line from roughly Cairo, Ill. to Marked Tree, Ark.
one of the first area school districts to agree to take part         ards in their homes. Second, they should create a di-               Large aftershocks from this series happened in 1843
in the program.                                                      saster-preparedness plan. Other steps include creating              and in 1895 and were felt as far away as Washington,
  The earthquake that affected Haiti last January and                disaster supply kits, identifying and fixing your home’s            D.C. and Boston, Mass. A related fault line, the Wabash
the quakes in New Zealand and Japan this year remind                 structural weaknesses. During the quake, people should              Valley Fault, on the Illinois-Indiana border, erupted
people in the Midwest, including here in St. Louis, that             practice Drop, Cover and Hold On and those inside                   with a 5.5–magnitude quake in 1968 and a 5.2-magni-
they live near fault lines, too.                                     should remain indoors while those outside should stay               tude quake and an accompanying aftershock just three
  HSD schools have been instructed to follow normal                  outside. Afterward, check for injuries and damage and               years ago. Quakes on both of these fault lines were felt
drill procedures during the ShakeOut, said Audrey                    continue to follow your disaster plan in the days and               over wide areas of the Midwest and Southeast. The
Cherry-Bates, director of school safety. In addition,                weeks after an earthquake.                                          USGS further explains that the area shaken by these
posters and DVDs containing a 12-minute training                        The Missouri State Emergency Management Agency                   temblors was two to three times larger (felt over hun-
program were distributed as resources for each school’s              reminds everyone to spread the word.                                dreds of thousands of square miles) than either the
safety team to use as training materials.                               “It is important that we have students participate in            parts of Alaska shaken by the 9.2-magnitude Good Fri-
  “The overall reason we participate in drills is to sim-            school-based drills frequently, but I think this drill will         day Earthquake in 1964 or sections of the West Coast
ulate what to do in an actual event,” she said. “Everyone            help spread the word to the community and it helps                  during the 7.9-magnitude San Francisco Earthquake in
needs to know what to do when an earthquake strikes.”                everyone get involved,” said Cherry-Bates.                          1906.

LU Employees Receive Patriot Award                                                                                           Summer Swim Lessons
   Lindenwood University’s dean of                                                                                             The Hazelwood School Dis-            April 19: 6–8 p.m. Hazelwood
students, Terry Russell, and director                                                                                        trict is offering swim lessons for   West High School. Call Erica
of campus security, Kurt Smith, were                                                                                         children age 1 to 18 years old.      Barnes at 314.953.5838 for info.
presented Patriot Awards by the Unit-                                                                                        Lessons will be held June 13           April 26: 6–8 p.m. Hazelwood
ed States Department of Defense on                                                                                           through June 23 at Hazelwood         Central High School. Call Jenni-
Thursday, March 24, in recognition of                                                                                        Central, Hazelwood East and          fer Laskowski at 314.953.7500
their support of personnel in the Na-                                                                                        Hazelwood West high schools.         for info.
tional Guard or Military Reserves.                                                                                             The cost is $25, cash only,          May 3: 6–8 p.m. Hazelwood
   Stan Brasch, Missouri awards direc-                                                                                       for eight lessons, held Mon-         East High School. Call Geri Car-
tor for the United States Department                                                                                         day through Thursday for two         penter at 314.953.5691 for info.
of Defense, presented the awards in the                                                                                      weeks.                                 For relay service, call
office of Dr. James D. Evans, president Pictured from left: Dr. James D. Evans, Lindenwood University president; Kurt          Early registration is encour-      1.800.735.2466.
of the university. David Aubuchon, who Smith, Lindenwood’s director of security; Stan Brasch, Missouri Awards Director for   aged as classes fill quickly. No       After May 3, registration will
nominated Smith and Russell, was also the Department of Defense; David Aubuchon, security officer at Lindenwood; and         mail-in registrations will be        take place when the session
on hand for the presentation. At the Terry Russell, dean of students at Lindenwood.                                          accepted. Sign-ups will be ac-       begins June 13. A schedule is
time of the presentation, Aubuchon, a security officer at the university, was preparing to deploy with                       cepted for each location on the      available on the Hazelwood
his National Guard unit for a tour of duty in Afghanistan.                                                                   registration dates.                  School District website, www.
   “After having served 24 years in the military myself, I have been an advocate for supporting the                            Registration dates, times and
men and women that serve,” Russell said. “This award would not be possible without the support and                           locations are:
dedication that Lindenwood provides for all of us who have served
and are still serving our military.”
   “I was quite honored to receive such a prestigious award and also
appreciate Lindenwood University being so supportive of the mili-
tary and all that they do,” Smith said.
   Lindenwood University, founded in 1827, is an independent
liberal arts university offering 84 undergraduate degree programs
and 37 graduate programs in diverse areas of study in traditional
and accelerated formats. Lindenwood operates a residential cam-
pus in historic St. Charles, as well as 11 extension sites throughout
the St. Louis metropolitan area.
18     Community News          April 13, 2011

                    Sports You See... With Gary B.                                                                                                  Sports
                       28 Days Until Rascal Baseball                                     **Dannie Williams 16-1 vs Manuel “The Mexican Warrior” Leyva 18-1 for the
                       O’Fallon Starting to Buzz                                       WBC Continental America’s Title.
                         The Rascals are your 2010 Frontier League Champions and         **Kevin “The Hitman” Engel 18-4 (pictured) vs Nick “The Nightmare” Cook 15-
                     are getting ready to defend their title.                          1-2.
                     The field is being manicured daily with many                        **Jamal Parram vs Sergio Cirstobal.
                small changes all around the ballpark.                                   **Todd Brown also on the card.
             For all the exciting season promotions and schedule                         ****MMA include Brazillian Jiu Jitsu Black Belt Luis “Sapo” Santos, Darrul Cobb
 go to                                                        and Jake Collier.
 ~~~Ruffy is in spring training as we speak                                              Check the website for additional boxers and fighters www.RumbleTimePromo-
 Rascal Rally This Sunday                                                              ~~Several great matches
 April 17 At Elk’s Lodge Benefiting The Booster Club
   The Rascal organization is in the midst of putting a party together for the fans.   Men’s Volleyball At Lindenwood Earn Bid
   This Sunday at the Elk’s Lodge in O’Fallon from 5-8 p.m. the group will have        Take The MAMVIC Tournament
 food and drink to get ready for the season. Entertainment and prizes will also be        The Lindenwood men’s volleyball team came into the MAMVIC West tourna-
 a part of the festivities.                                                            ment ranked as the No. 1 seed and finished as the tournament champion after
   • Rascal’s players, coaches and staff will all be present to sign autographs and    beating Park in four games on Saturday, April 2. The Lions won the match with
 pose for pictures.                                                                    scores of 25-21, 23-25, 25-20, and 25-19.
   • Web sensation Domingo Avala will dazzle all with his knowledge of the world-         Leading the way for Lindenwood was Bradley Johnston, recording 10 kills, eight
 wide-web.                                                                             digs, and three aces, all of which were team-highs. Also leading the offense, Matt
   • Also, Mizzou Football and Rascal’s announcer Randy Meelman will be a part         Schmack had 10 kills and Mike Warren added nine. Warren played well defensive-
 of it all.                                                                            ly, totaling five blocks, while Luke Knowlson led the team with seven. Contribut-
   • By the way, Ruffy will be there too!                                              ing the assists for the Lions were Mike Larson with 21 and Carson Grissinger with
   Sign up now by going to                                    16. Both Larson and Grissinger each served two aces in the victory.
 ~~~Time to party                                                                         With the win, Lindenwood improved its overall to 23-8 and received an auto-
                                                                                       matic bid into the 2011 NAIA Men’s Volleyball National Invitational Tournament
 Boxing & MMA This Friday                                                              starting on April 14th in Davenport, Iowa. The Lions won the national tourna-
 April 15 at Ameristar                                                                 ment in 2009 when they defeated California Baptist.
   The Ameristar Convention Center will be the location on Friday April 15 for            *Thanks to BOB KEARBEY, Sports Information Graduate Assistant at Lindenwood
 one battle after another.                                                             University for info
   Confirmed to be on the card are:                                                    ~~~The big white ball is flying

St. Charles Master Gardeners                                                                            Call for Studio Artists
Host Garden Tour and Plant Sale                                                                            The Foundry Art Centre, located in historic St. Charles, Mo., is
                                                                                                        currently accepting applications for available studio space.
   The St. Charles County Master            All proceeds from the sale sup-                                 Studio artists will be selected by a jury panel in May 2011, to
Gardeners will host a garden tour        port the maintenance and expan-                                  rent studio space for one year, renewable for up to three years.
and plant sale on Saturday, April        sion of the Demonstration Gar-                                   Foundry Studio Artists serve as part of the dynamic atmosphere
30, 9 a.m. - Noon at the University      dens. Master Gardeners are trained                               that sets the Foundry apart from other organizations and, as such,
of Missouri Extension Center, 260        volunteers who promote and dem-                                  are required to commit to a moderate amount of time in their
Brown Road, St. Peters, MO 63376.        onstrate good gardening principles                               studios during operating hours and Foundry sponsored events.
   Visitors can select from a wide va-   and techniques, as well as partici-                                Located on the mezzanine level, the glass-fronted studios af-
riety of plants including: vegetables,   pate in projects that enhance the                                ford natural light and 24 hour access. The cost of studio space is
grape vines, perennials, Missouri na-    beauty of our community.                                         $8.60 per sq. ft. for all studios and includes basic utilities. Artists
tives, herbs, houseplants and more.        For more information visit http://                             are encouraged to consider joint application for larger studios to
Tours of the Demonstration Gar-                                help defray expenses and to meet the center¹s minimum hours of
dens, which are in various stages of     mastergardeners.aspx or call MU                                  open-studio time for studio residents.
establishment, will be given through-    Extension at 636-970-3000.                                         For more in-
out the sale.                                                                                            formation call
                                                                                                        or visit www.
                                                                                                        download the
                                                                                                        2011 Annual
                                                                                                        Jury for Studio
                                                                                                        Space Applica-
Movies                                                                                                              April 13, 2011           Community News            19

                              “Arthur”                                   By Steve Bryan       (PG-13)

                         Based on the trailers alone, it is all too easy to dismiss   underestimates, including himself. Brand makes a wonderful transformation
                  the new “Arthur” remake as a disaster waiting to happen. Sur-       for sloppy drunk to respectable working man through the course of the film.
prisingly, Russell Brand actually fits quite comfortably inside Dudley Moore’s          Greta Gerwig has, however, emerged as the breakout star of this “Arthur.” As
alcoholic shoes.                                                                                                                                        Naomi, Gerwig em-
   Brand takes over the role of Arthur Bach, a child of privilege                                                                                       bodies those sweet,
who, at age 30, is still acting like someone less than half his age.                                                                                    girl-next-door quali-
Bach is given to childish whims, such as purchasing the Batmo-                                                                                          ties that make her
bile and taking it to his mother’s fundraiser. During the ongoing                                                                                       utterly irresistible.
recession, Arthur goes to an auction simply for the joy of spend-                                                                                       Gerwig is playing
ing millions of dollars on historical items that mean absolutely                                                                                        a variation on Liza
nothing to him.                                                                                                                                         Minnelli’s    charac-
   Hobson (Helen Mirren), his devoted nanny, appears to take Ar-                                                                                        ter from the origi-
thur’s excessive drinking, womanizing and wastrel ways in stride,                                                                                       nal film, but Ger-
but her growing disappointment in him is evident. Eventually,                                                                                           wig’s Naomi can
Arthur’s mum (Geraldine James) lowers the boom on her son,                                                                                              inspire her Arthur in
forcing him to pro-                                                                                                                                     ways that Minnelli
pose to Susan John-                                                                                                                                     couldn’t.
son (Jennifer Gar-                                                                                                                                        As always, Helen
ner), a woman she                                                                                                                                       Mirren turns in a
trusts more than                                                                                                                                        solid performance
Arthur to carry on                                                                                        Photos by Barry Wetcher/Warner Bros. Pictures as the stoic Hobson.
the family name.                                                                                                                                        She may act like a
   Arthur, on the                                                                                  mere servant and guardian to Arthur, but when she lets her guard
other hand, is hold-                                                                               down, Hobson reveals her deep love and respect for Arthur. The
ing out for true                                                                                   Mirren/Brand combination works as well as the Dudley Moore/
love, and he finds                                                                                 John Gielgud team did thirty years prior.
it in Naomi (Greta                                                                                   Though a bit naughty, “Arthur” has a sweet, well-meaning heart
Gerwig), a girl from                                                                               and is one of the best things that Russell Brand has done in his
Queens. Arthur is                                                                                  movie career thus far.
immediately smit-                                                                                    “Arthur,” rated PG-13 for alcohol use throughout, sexual con-
ten and finds him-                                                                                 tent and some drug references, currently is playing in theaters.
self torn between
marrying Susan and keeping his entire fortune or spending the rest of his life in
poverty with the wonderful Naomi.
   Although it may appear to dishonor the memory of Dudley
Moore, the 2011 remake of “Arthur” does a fine job of honoring
the original film while making the story its own. Russell Brand
actually is funny and charming as Arthur, a man that everyone
20      Community News                  April 13, 2011

                                                                                                                      What’s Happening
Church                                    Paul Emily, Pastor.                     is the story of one man’s obsession     10:20 a.m: Worship; Sun. 5 p.m:        Regency, 1450 Wall St., St. Charles,
                                                                                  with challenging the rules by which     Worship; Wed. Eve 7 p.m: Bible         MO 63301. Bill Popp will be the
Arp. 15, May 6 & 20: 4-6 p.m. Fish        Apr. 22: 7 p.m. Good Friday Can-        we live and die – and his stubborn,     classes. At Northside Church of        speaker, his topic: “The Osiek’s
Fry                                       dlelight Concert                        heartfelt insistence on breaking the    Christ, 1075 Hwy P (Meeting at         Summer Vacations”. In the early
At Bellefontaine U. Methodist             “Behold! God’s Holy Lamb” Com-          law to do so. Also starring Susan       Creative Corner Learning Center),      years of the automobile, St. Charles
Church, 10600 Bellefontaine Rd., St.      munity Good Friday Candlelight          Sarandon, Danny Huston, Brenda          O’Fallon, Mo. Call: 636.294.9468 or    drivers frequented H. C. Osiek &
Louis, MO 63137. Entrees: Catfish,        Concert , Old St. Ferdinand Shrine      Vaccaro and John Goodman. Doors         636.272.3013.                          Co. for their fuel, tires, service and
Baked Cod & Chicken Nuggets.              1 Rue St. Francois, Florissant, MO      open at 6:30. Movie starts at 7. Free                                          car parts. In the late 1920’s and early
Dinner includes two side dishes           63031. Featuring the Praise Choir       refreshments. Discussion after the      Third Tues. for Seniors, Free Lun-     1930’s some of the Osiek brothers
- cole slaw, french fries, spaghetti      of Florissant Valley Baptist Church.    film. 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd, Lake    cheon: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.               took extensive auto trips to all parts
green beans or okra. Single entree        Free Admission. For more infor-         St. Louis, Mo. We are 3/4 miles         Transfiguration Episcopal Church,      of the country. Join us as we relive
$6, double entree $7.50. Children         mation contact Florissant Valley        south of I-70, exit 214. Everyone       1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd, hosts        these trips and once again see the
under 6 are free. Call 314.867.0800.      Baptist Church at 314-837-2056 or       is welcome! For more info., call the    community wide FREE Senior             landscape as it existed over 80 years
                                                            church office at 636-561-8951.          (55+) Event, includes lunch. Se-       ago. The photos used in this presen-
Apr. 15: 4-7 p.m. Fish Fry on Fri-                                                                                        niors from area are invited to enjoy   tation will bring back old memories
days of Lent                              Apr. 23: 11 a.m. Easter Egg Hunt        June 3: 7 p.m. The Transfigura-         relaxed environment. Free noon         and create new ones. The meeting is
At St. Rose Philippine Duchesne           Zion United Church of Christ            tion Movie Club will show “The          served. Cards, games & bingo avail-    open to the public. Bring a friend.
School, 3500 St. Catherine St.,           (5710 N. Hwy 67 – 2 blocks west         Kids Are All Right”                     able. 636-561-8951.                    Buffet Luncheon, $15. Reservations
Florissant, MO. Call 314.837.3410         of Jamestown Mall) invites all          The Transfiguration Movie Club                                                 by April 13th please by calling the
for more info.                            children in the community to par-       will show a Pridefest Presentation,     Events                                 Historical Society, 636-946-9828, or
                                          ticipate in their annual Easter Egg     “The Kids Are All Right” starring                                              mailing a check to 101 S. Main St.,
Apr. 17, 21, 22, & 24: Holy Week &        Hunt. Please call 314.741.1590 for      Academy Award winner Annette            Apr. 15: 3:30-6 p.m. Laser Vein        St. Charles, MO 63301
Easter Services                           more information. Sponsored by          Bening as well as Julianne Moore,       Center Open House
Transfiguration Episcopal Church’s        Zion Middle School Youth.               Mark Ruffalo, Mia Wasikowska and        Join us for an afternoon of appe-      Apr. 16: 10 a.m. Eggcellent Easter
schedule for special Holy Week and        Lenten Program 2011                     Josh Hutcherson. Fall in love with      tizers and beverages to celebrate      Egg Hunt
Easter services. Palm Sunday wor-         Transfiguration Episcopal Church,       the big-hearted comedy that critics     our Grand Opening. There will be       In Cottleville Legacy Park Am-
ship service is at 9 a.m., April 17.      1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd, Lake St.      are calling “one of the best films of   raffles, door prizes, and discounts    phetheater. Bring your basket. Age
Maundy Thursday worship service           Louis. 636-561-8951. “Embracing         the year” Doors open at 6 and the       on cosmetics surfaces. 3449 Pheas-     groups: 1-4 years; 5-8 years; 9-12
begins at 7 p.m. on April 21. Good        an Adult Faith,” A DVD series w/        movie starts at 7 in the Parish Hall.   ant Meadow (in front of O’Fallon       years. Bring your camera to take
Friday Worship Services are at            Marcus Borg, Canon Theologian           Free refreshments. Discussion after     YMCA). 636-397-4012. www.laser-        pictures w/the Easter Bunny at the
12 p.m. and 7 p.m. on April 22nd.         at Trinity Episcopal Cathedral in       the film. 1860 Lake St. Louis Blvd,                       log cabin. Monetary donations will
Easter Day worship services are at        Portland, Oregon, & Chair of Re-        Lake St. Louis, Mo. We are 3/4 miles                                           be accepted.
8 a.m. and 10:15 a.m. on April 24.        ligion and Culture in Philosophy        south of I-70, exit 214. Everyone is    Apr. 15: 6:30 pm, Annual St.
There will be an Easter Egg Hunt          Dept Oregon State Univ. Program         welcome! For more info., call the       Charles Humane Society Fund-           Apr. 16: 8:30 a.m.-noon Earth
following the 10:15 a.m. worship          in the Parish Hall, 9 a.m. Sundays.     church office at 636-561-8951.          raiser Trivia Night                    Day Clean-up and Spring Plant-
service. Our address is 1860 Lake         Each session is followed by discus-                                             At O’Fallon Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom       ing
St. Louis Boulevard, Lake St. Louis,      sion.                                   Every 1st Sat. of the month, All        Ginnever, O’Fallon. Play @ 7 pm.       At St. Mary’s Institute (next to
Missouri, 63367. We are 3/4 miles         Apr. 17: Palm Sunday – no session       year long: Basement/Breakfast/          Cost $160/table of 8, includes beer    O’Fallon City Hall on Main Street).
south of I-70, exit 214. Everyone is      Apr. 24: Easter Day – no session.       Tailgate Sale                           & soda. Prizes, bonus rounds, silent   Bring your gloves and garden
welcome and Communion is open                                                     At Northside Christian Church,          auction, 50/50. Proceeds provide       tools, rakes, etc. All ages welcome
to all. If you would like more infor-     May 6: 7 p.m. Transfiguration           9635 Hwy. 367 (Lewis & Clark            services to hundreds of anim als.      and lunch is included. Please RSVP
                                          Movie Club presents “You Don’t          Blvd.), St. Louis, MO. Pancakes &       Contact Kim Brown 636.949.9918
mation, please call the church office                                                                                                                            to Sr. Dory at 636.240.6010.
                                                                                                                          or kim.brown@stcharleshumane-
at 636-561-8951.                          Know Jack”                              sausage or 2 biscuits & gravy, juice
                                          The Transfiguration Movie Club          & coffee. Extra sausage is 50 cents                                            Apr. 17: Noon - 4 pm Benefit Spa-
Apr. 21, 22, 23: Holy Week Services       will present Al Pacino as Jack Kev-     more. Church basement sale and                                                 ghetti Dinner for 2 yr-old Brook-
                                                                                                                          Apr. 16: 2 p.m. St. Louis Chordi-      lynn
Services held on Apr. 21 at 7 p.m.,       orkian in “You Don’t Know Jack”. In     tailgate sale to sell your own trea-
                                                                                                                          nals, “Bobbin into Spring”             At Ozzie Smith’s Restaurant, St.
Apr. 22 at 7 p.m. and Apr. 23 at 10       1990, Dr. Jack Kevorkian astonished     sures. Times: Basement/Tailgate is
                                                                                                                          St. Louis Chordinals, an a cappella    Louis. Raise funds for Brooklyn
p.m. At Bethany-Peace United              the world as he took the end of life    8 a.m. - Noon. Breakfast is 8 a.m. -
                                                                                                                          chorus of women’s voices present       who suffers from epilepsy, had 2
Church of Christ, 11952 Bellefon-         debate head-on with his first assist-   10:30 a.m. Cost: Breakfast is $4. A
                                                                                                                          ‘Bobbin Into Spring’. Beautiful Sav-   brains surgeries, preparing for 3rd.
taine Rd., Spanish Lake, MO. Rev. E.      ed suicide. “You Don’t Know Jack”       double parking spot for tailgaters is
                                                                                                                          ior Lutheran Church, 12397 Natu-       Band Mirage will perform. Fred-
                                                                                  $10. Call:      314-868-5722, to re-
                                                                                                                          ral Bridge Rd., Bridgeton, MO. Also,   bird & Sleeping Beauty making
                                                                                  serve your tailgate spot.
                                                                                                                          featuring the electrifying mixed       appearance. Karaoke & Wii Home
                                                                                                                          quartet ‘City Nights’. Advance tick-   Run Derby planned. www.brook-
                                                                                  Truth Masters. Free Bible Corre-
                                                                                                                          ets $10, Door $12 and groups of 10
                                                                                  spondence Course
                                                                                                                          or more $8. Phone: 314-428-8307.
                                                                                  Come Learn God’s Will, The Bible.                                              Apr. 18: 6:30 p.m. A Poweful Noise
                                                                                  Sunday, 9:30 a.m: Bible classes;                                               The Ferguson-Florissant branch
                                                                                                                                                                 of the American Association of
                                                                                                                          Apr. 16: 12 p.m. Historical Society    University Women welcomes
                                                                                                                          Meeting                                you to view the film, A Power-
                                                                                                                          The St. Charles County Histori-        ful Noise in the auditorium at the
                                                                                                                          cal Society will meet at Stegton’s     Florissant Valley Branch of the St.

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Louis County Library, 195 S. New        for-profit, community agency in          autographed jersey and Bob Gib-          Apr. 26: 6:30–7:30 p.m. Diabetes         Be prepared to GET FIT! The Apr.
Florissant Rd. The Film, produced       the greater St. Louis region, all do-    son autographed baseball. Beer and       Support Group: “Teeth” by MO             18 class will be held Wednesday
by CARE, follows the lives of four      nations of reusable items are tax-       soda will be provided. Bring food/       Dental Society                           the 20 instead of Monday.
poverty stricken women living in        deductible and will be refurbished       snacks. Proceeds benefit blind and       Free support group to help those
poor countires., showing how the        when possible and given to one           visually impaired individuals. The       living with diabetes. Diabetes is a      Apr. 14: 1 a.m. Entertainment by
overcame their status, and learned      of our programs such as Kids for         event will be held at the Elks Lodge     disease that can affect the whole        Radio John
to help themselves and other equal-     Kancer, Free Computer Program            in O’fallon. Contact Julie Chinn at      body, including your mouth. Den-         Music from all eras. Refreshments
ly impoverished women. For more         or Veteran Technology. For more          636-940-0991 for more info.              tal care is particularly important       served
info call 314.973.7706.                 info, WITS website www.witsinc.                                                   for people with diabetes because
                                        org or call WITS at 314-382-1650         Every Wed. in Apr.: 10 a.m. Gar-         they face a higher than normal           Apr. 19: 11 a.m. “Disaster Pre-
Apr. 26: 1 p.m. Senior Police                                                    den Villas North hosts BINGO             risk of oral health problems due to      paredness”
Academy at Garden Villas North          May 7: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Beautify St.     Join us at 4505 Parker Road,             poorly controlled blood sugars. A        Presented by Florissant Fire Chief
Join us at 4505 Parker Road,            Charles                                  Florissant, MO 63033, for Bingo!         representative from the Mo Den-          Steve Gettemeier. Complimentary
Florissant, MO 63033, for this inter-   The Young Professionals of St.           Great prizes, delicious refresh-         tal Society will on hand to discuss      Happy Hour and Lunch to follow.
esting presentation by the St. Louis    Charles are planning a beautifica-       ments! Free to play. Reservations        the importance of dental care and
County Police. This month’s topic is    tion project. This could range from      required. Call 314-355-6100 today.       what you can do to prevent infec-        Apr. 21: 9:30 a.m. “Estate Plan-
the Domestic Violence Unit. Free of     planting flowers and spreading                                                    tions and loss of teeth. At H.W.         ning, Living Wills and other Le-
charge. Please call 314-355-6100 to     mulch to picking up trash in vari-       Apr. 25-30: Jazzercise Anniversary       Koenig Medical Building at SSM           gal Topics for Seniors”
RSVP or for more info.                  ous areas. Someone will be facilitat-    Become a Charter Member for only         St. Joseph Hospital West, Commu-         Presented by Marc Kramer, Attor-
                                        ing the clean up from the chamber        $36/per month & receive... no join-      nity Education Room, 400 Medical         ney at Law. Complimentary Break-
Apr. 28: 11 a.m. Parkinson’s Sup-       office, so please stop in anytime to     ing fee, free fitness analysis, free     Plaza. This support group is free of     fast at 9 a.m.
port Group meets at Garden Vil-         get a part of the project to help keep   gift, enter to win 3 months free For     charge. No registration required.
las North                               St. Charles beautiful! Some form of      more information,                                                  Apr. 21: 9:30 a.m. Blood Pressure
Support Group meets the 4th             networking and/or social entertain-                                               Apr. 27: 10 am Healthy Brain Ag-         Clinic  
                                                                                 (800) FIT-IS-IT.
Thursday of each month at Garden        ment event will follow....depending                                               ing                                      Refreshments served
Villas North, 4505 Parker Road,         on weather. We can either go to the                                               DeSmet Retirement, 1425 N. New
                                                                                 Every 3rd Monday of the Month:
Florissant, MO 63033. All are wel-      park or find a local establishment                                                Florissant Rd., Living rm. Guest         Apr. 23: 12 p.m. Ice Cream Social
                                                                                 6:30 p.m. Neighborhood Watch
come.                                   to patronize. I’ll keep everyone up-                                              speaker: Liz Cole, & brain exercises,    Entertainment by Evelyn Wyro-
                                                                                 Visit our wesite for location, http://
                                        dated when we finalize the sched-                                                 dementia & Alzheimer’s discussed.        zynski.
Apr. 30: 9 a.m.-12 p.m. FREE Pa-        ule. Please Contact Scott Tate with                                               314.838.3811.
                                                                                 borhoodwatch_FlorissantMO or
per Shred Day                           the St. Charles Chamber at: scott@                                                                                         Apr. 26: 10:30 a.m. Spring Happy
                                                                                 call 314.830.6042.
At First National Bank of St. Louis or 636-946-                                                  St. Chatherine Retirement                Hour
3700 New Town Blvd., St. Charles,       0633.                                                                             Community Events                         Entertainment by Sue Kennedy!
                                                                                 Health and Meetings
Secure on site shredding & compli-                                                                                        3350 St. Catherine St., Florissant. To   Complimentary Lunch to follow.
mentary unloading will be provid-       May 7: 12-4 p.m. May Days Festi-                                                  RSVP to events call 314.838.3877
                                                                                 Apr. 13: 12 p.m. Health Screening
ed. Limit 5 bags/boxes per vehicle.     val on the Boardwalk                     DeSmet Retirement, 1425 N. New                                                    Apr. 29: 2 p.m. Project Hands
Please call 314-746-4662.               Fun for the entire family! Celebrate                                              Every Monday and Friday: 1 p.m.          Volunteers needed to knit, crochet,
                                                                                 Florissant Rd., Community Rm.,
                                        spring at this lively, family oriented   by Gentiva. Open house where you         FIT TO GO Exercise - FREE classes        and quilt for various children’s or-
May 1: 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Join us for     festival. Bounce houses, face paint-     can be screened for balance, neu-        Classes are led by a personal trainer    ganizations-the last Friday of every
our Grand Opening!                      ing, clowns and live music. Get to       ropathy, blood pressure & more.          with the use of weights and resis-       month.
Twin Oaks at Heritage Pointe Inde-      know your community businesses.          Plan to attend. Call 314.838.3811.       tance bands that will be provided!
pendent Apartments. Call for more       Stop by their booths for a variety
information 636-542-5400. 228           of special promotions, giveaways,        Apr. 22: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Infant
Savannah Terrace Wentzville, MO         games and food! Location: the            Massage Class
63385.     www.twinoaksheritage-        Boardwalk area in WingHaven, in          At St. Luke’s Hospital, Institute for                              O’Fallon. For more information,          Health Education, Conf Rm 3. You
                                        contact Jan - Travel Leaders/Jan’s       will learn to communicate with
May 6: 5:30-7:30 p.m. Calling All       Travel and Cruise – 636-561-2626         your infant through loving touch,
Crafters. Jefferson Intermediate                                                 applying strokes that enhance
School Earth Day Craft Fair             May 21: SCCCB Trivia Night               bonding and attachment. Infant
 Do you make things out of re-          The St. Charles County Council of        massage promotes better sleep,
cycled materials? If you are inter-     the Blind, a no-profit organization,     motor and nervous system devel-
ested in selling your crafts than       invites you to share an evening of       opment. Classes are designed for
this is the place for you. Cost of      fun and entertainment. Cash prizes,      you and your baby. This is a 1 time
registration is $10 and includes        a raffle, 50/50 drawing and a silent     class. Fee: Mom-Baby: $20.
one table. Extra tables are $5 each.    auction, including a Stan Musial
The money from registration will
be donated to SANE (Students
Against Neglecting the Environ-
ment) at Jefferson.

May 6: 1-7 p.m. Free Electronics
Recycling Drive
Drop-off location, Jefferson In-
termediate School, 2660 Zumbehl
Road, St. Charles, MO  63301. Sug-
gested items for recycling include
computers, monitors, other com-
puter hardware including cables,
office/business equipment and
machinery, telecommunications
equipment including phones and
clocks, televisions, VCR’s, stereos,
cameras, other audio/video equip-
ment, data storage devices includ-
ing CD’s, VHS tapes and com-
puter software, home electronics,
blenders, toasters, irons, washing
machines and dryers, dishwash-
ers, furnaces, hot water heaters,
home medical equipment, lawn
mowers, tillers, tools, air condi-
tioners, refrigerators, humidifiers,
old motors, transformers, electri-
cal equipment, power supplies,
and car batteries. We have FREE
business pick-up of large quantity
items week of drop off. Unaccept-
able items for recycling include
tires, wood furniture, other wood
products, paint and paint cans,
and household and industrial
chemicals. We will be requesting
donations to help us cover the re-
cycling costs. As WITS is a not-
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24      Community News           April 13, 2011

SSM St. Joseph Hospital West to Provide Life-Saving
Treatment for Heart Attack Patients
  Heart attack patients in Western St. Charles, Lincoln   a day, seven days a week on April 4. This will decrease      has five or more years of cardiac cath lab experience.”
and Warren counties now have life-saving treatment        the patient’s travel time – saving valuable minutes and        The condition of patients entering a cardiac cath-
close to home. The SSM Heart Institute at St. Joseph      heart muscle.                                                eterization lab can vary widely, from those experienc-
Hospital West began providing lifesaving emergency          Every minute counts during a heart attack. For ev-         ing early symptoms of heart disease up to those in the
angioplasty and stent placement procedures 24 hours       ery 15 minutes that passes before angioplasty, an esti-      middle of a major heart attack. Our team of 10 inter-
                                                                       mated six of 1,000 heart attack patients die.   ventional cardiologists and our cardiac catherization
                                                                       Unfortunately, less than 15 percent of U.S.     staff are prepared to respond quickly to STEMI heart
                                                                       hospitals consistently perform emergent         attacks (ST elevation myocardial infarction), a partic-
                                                                       PCI in less than 90 minutes from the time       ular kind of attack, considered to be the most severe,
                                                                       of presentation. Every SSM Heart Institute      caused by a clot in one or more of the coronary arteries.
                                                                       location surpasses the national averages by       Emergent percutaneous coronary intervention,
                                                                       consistently opening heart attack patients’     also known as angioplasty, is commonly used to treat
                                                                       blocked arteries in less than 90 minutes of     STEMI patients. It is a minimally invasive technique
                                                                       arrival.                                        used to treat patients with diseased coronary arteries
                                                                          “In the cardiac business, time is muscle,”   caused by a buildup of plaque and cholesterol. During
                                                                       said Elie Azrak, MD, St. Joseph Hospital        the procedure, a catheter is threaded through the body,
                                                                       West cath lab medical director. “Seeing an      typically from an artery in the groin to a blocked or
                                                                       experienced team of professionals fast can      occluded vessel in the heart. The occlusion is removed
                                                                       make the difference. Our team of cardi-         and a stent is often inserted to maintain flow within the
                                                                       ologists is among the region’s busiest and      blood vessel.
                                                                       most experienced, and our nursing staff

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