City of Eureka Newsletter
JUNE 2011 SUMMER EDITION
ISSUE: From The Mayor’s Desk
Guide to Local Services & 2 Dear Friends and Neighbors: vation and Greensfelder offer residents and visi-
Elected Officials tors unique nature experiences that few commu-
Summer is a great time to enjoy nities are able to provide. Take advantage of the
Ben Franklin 3 outdoor plans with our families, many events mentioned in this newsletter. Ad-
Eureka Days Celebration 4 friends and community. Our many ditional program and facility information can be
& Nominations warm weather events and facilities found on our website. We will keep you updat-
are here for our residents and visi- ed on new events and projects planned or under-
West Frisco Project 5
tors to utilize and enjoy. Our Fourth of July Cel- way. Above all, enjoy a safe and relaxing sum-
Eureka’s New Website 5 ebration, Concerts on Central, Eureka Days and mer season.
other events promise to promote an active and
1st Annual Art in the Park 6 exciting summer. Music, food and family enjoy- Sincerely,
Berry Park Opening 6 ment will be a primary theme for our Parks De-
partment, organizations and businesses.
E&M Plumbing-A Family 7 Please feel free to invite friends and relatives to Kevin M. Coffey
Affair our sponsored activities or hold your own picnic Mayor
Upcoming City Events 7 or gathering in one of our many parks. Adjacent
areas such as Route 66 Park, Rockwood Reser-
Business News 8-9
Rockwood Lumber 10
Eureka 4th of July Celebration
Eureka Residents Reach 10
out to Tornado Victims
Movie Series/Concerts 11
Sherwin Williams 12 The City of Eureka is proud to be sponsoring a July 4th Celebration dedicated to mili-
Recreation Center Update 12
tary veterans throughout our community. The event, held in Lions Park, begins at 7:00
p.m. and will include free activities for children, a concert by Hollywood 5 at 7:30 p.m.
Tim Jones, Interim Update 13 and will conclude with an incredible fireworks display at 9:30 p.m.! In addition, hot
dogs, soda and ice cream will be available for a nominal cost. Plan on joining us for
Eureka MoDOT Facility 14 this fun and convenient way to celebrate America‟s birthday in your hometown!
Tree City 14
*On-site parking will not be available.*
Forby Road Update 15
Funds For Food 15 For more information on this or other upcoming programs, please contact Eureka Parks and Recreation at
Eureka Police Support 16
Town Hall Meeting: July 6th
Make plans to attend the Mayor‟s Town Hall Meeting.
When: Wednesday, July 6th
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Eureka Community Center (located in Legions Park)
Following dinner, a presentation will be given regarding the City‟s water softening efforts, followed by a
question and answer period. City staff and the Board of Aldermen will also be available to answer ques-
Guide to Local Services
Eureka City Hall (Water, Trash & Recycling Sanitary Sewer) 938-5233
Eureka Police Department (non-emergency) 938-6600
Eureka Fire Protection District 938-5505
City Hall Hours of Operation
Eureka Parks & Recreation Department 938-6775 Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Eureka Chamber of Commerce 938-6062 City Hall will be closed on the following holidays:
Monday, July 4th
Natural Gas - Laclede Gas 1-800-887-4173
Monday, September 5th
Electric - Ameren Missouri 1-800-552-7583
Rockwood School District 636-733-1140
Voter Registration 314-615-1800
Elected & Appointed Officials
Mayor Planning & Zoning Park Board Board of Adjustment
Kevin M. Coffey 938-4260 Ken Knapp (Chair) Jennifer Gianino Brent Bantz
Board of Aldermen Jim Scheer Jay Hoskins Paul Costello
Bob Berry (Ward 1) 938-5590 Rick Austermann Steve Jarvis Dan Capstick
Wes Sir (Ward 1) 938-9270 Bryan Kiefer Lorraine Jennemann Judy Kitson
Bob Kee, Jr. (Ward 2) 938-4194 Mark Schmiedeskamp Dave Kaiser Wayne Kissel
Marilyn Leistner (Ward 2) 938-4428 Tom Siebenman Ann Moore Alternates
Shannon Britt (Ward 3) 938-5541 Ed Smith Dave Pearce Tony Taylor
Don Beckerle (Ward 3) 938-4104 Fred Svoboda Barb Rechtein Marty Guise
Chief of Police Wes Sir (Aldermanic Rep) Anita Thurman Charles Gillick
Michael A. Wiegand Wes Sir (Aldermanic Rep)
St. Louis County Council Governor Attorney General
Greg Quinn Jeremiah (Jay) Nixon Chris Koster
State Representative Lt. Governor U.S. Representative
Timothy W. Jones Peter Kinder Todd Akin
State Senator Secretary of State U.S. Senate
Brian Nieves Robin Carnahan Claire McCaskill
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JUNE 2011 PAGE 3
Ben Franklin: Spark Your Imagination & Capture Your Creativity!
It might be the best kept secret in Eureka, but Ben Franklin carries
everything you need and a lot of things you never knew you needed!
Now operated by their children, the original Ben Franklin was opened
at Chippewa & Broadway by Wally and Ann Hampel. The concept of
the store was to have a variety of different products like a general
store. In 1955 the store carried an assortment of health and beauty
aids, personal care items, fabric, penny candy and much more. Taking
this approach allowed Ben Franklin to evolve with the times as well as
offer a multitude of different and unique products.
In 1967 Wally relocated the store to Sunset Hills and then in the
mid 80‟s added Webster Groves, Telegraph Road, Lamplighter Square
(South County) and Eureka. Today Ben Franklin continues to operate
in Webster Groves, Lamplighter Square and Eureka as well as two out
of state locations in Iowa City, IA and Moline, IL. Collectively, Ben Franklin has 125 employees, with 14 at the Eureka
Tom and Mary Hampel run the day-to-day operations at the Eureka store. Tom has worked in the family business from a
very young age and after graduating with a degree from Avila University in Kansas City and returned to St. Louis to con-
tinue working for Ben Franklin. In 1988, the Eureka store was purchased and his to manage.
Mary was a first grade teacher at St. Elizabeth of Hungary, located in Crestwood, for four years and then became their art
teacher in a part-time role for four additional years before the school closed. By teaching art part-time, Mary was able to
discover and nurture her creativity; painting murals and furniture on the side.
In 2002, Mary was diagnosed with Stage IIB breast cancer. With intense radiation and chemotherapy, she was able to
beat the cancer, which has been in remission ever since! In 2006, she began working in the store. Mary put
in the jewelry section and became the merchandiser. Using her creative background she teaches art and Ben Franklin penny
jewelry classes for groups and individuals. Simply call and they will work out a time and price that is com- candy is still among the
fortable for the group. For a $5.00 fee she will work with you one-on-one to create a piece of jewelry, most popular of
teaching you techniques and tricks of the trade along the way. Mary shared, “People can design their own
jewelry for a fraction of the cost they pay at retail stores. Plus they get to experience the joy of fashioning a purchases from the
one-of-a-kind piece!” Ben Franklin carries everything from Swarovski crystals, sterling, freshwater pearls, days that Wally
semi-precious stones and all the tools to make your very own necklaces, earrings, bracelets and rings. originally opened its
Ben Franklin also has a custom frame shop. Sharon Kuhn, who does the framing, has over 17 years of ex-
perience. She can help you frame artwork, autographed memorabilia, family documents and prints. She doors in 1955.
walks you through every step of the process from choosing the frames, to picking out the mats and glass. Although now it costs
Ben Franklin takes prides in purchasing frames with lower prices, so their prices are consistently lower than two pennies.
other stores, yet the same quality, if not better.
The staff at Ben Franklin all have their specialties, but Tom and Mary spend a great deal of time training them so that they
are able to assist in all areas of the store from making jewelry to cutting fabric or
answering questions about crafts. Their goal is to support and encourage the crafty
people in our community. If Ben Franklin doesn‟t carry an item they will special
order it for you. They also pride themselves in supporting the community of Eureka
through the many in-kind donation requests they receive from the schools and
churches, and hope and believe that this support creates loyal shoppers and backing
for their small business.
Ben Franklin has just been approved as a preferred vendor for Girl Scout supplies.
Their top selling departments are framing, fabric (including material, notions, ribbon,
quilting blocks and sewing machine repair), candy, scrapbooking and jewelry. They
carry all your party supplies featuring helium balloons (Mylar and regular), table
covers and decorations, plates, greeting cards, etc.
Mary shared, “My favorite thing to hear the customers say is „I love this store. You
never know what you are going to find!‟ When I hear that then I know they are a
customer for life.”
Tom and Mary have lived in Eureka in The Legends for 18 years, actually building
This is an example of framing precious the thirteenth house in the development. They are members of Most Sacred Heart
Catholic Church and enjoy playing golf and traveling.
Cardinal memorabilia in a shadowbox !
Eureka Days 2011
Home is Where the Heart is!
The City of Eureka is proud to present Eureka Days 2011! Partici-
pants can expect everything from Carnival Rides, to a Beer Gar-
den with Live Music. The event will include a Parade, Car Show/
Cruise, Cornhole Tournament, 5K Run, Kids Korner, Beer Gar-
den, live music, nearly 100 vendors and more! Friday night will
end with a high energy show by Smash Band, while Saturday will
spotlight Well Hungarians and a spectacular fireworks dis-
play. Eureka Days will be held in Legion and Lions Parks, 333
Bald Hill Road. For more information or to view a complete
schedule of events, please visit the Eureka Days website at
www.eurekadays.com or call 636-938-6775.
As always, we are looking for volunteers to help with various as-
pects of the event. For more information or to sign up to be a volunteer, please contact Kristin at the Eu-
reka Parks and Recreation Department at 636-938-6775 or email@example.com
Thursday, September 8th (Carnival Rides Only) 5:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, September 9th 5:00 - 11:00 p.m.
Saturday, September 10th 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
*Eureka Days Parade begins on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. on Central Avenue in Old Town
Eureka Businessperson of the Year Citizen of the Year Nominations
The Eureka Days Committee is accepting nominations The Eureka Days Committee is accepting nominations
for the Businessperson of the Year for their involve- for the Citizen of the Year for their contributions to
ment in the betterment of the business community of the community that help make Eureka such a great
Eureka. Nominees must be a member of the Cham- place to live, work and visit. The designation will con-
ber. The person selected as Businessperson of the sist of a small plaque to be displayed proudly in their
Year will be notified prior to the event and be invited home and an invitation to participate in the annual
to participate in the Eureka Days parade on Saturday, Eureka Days Parade. Nominations are due by July 1,
September 10, 2011. Nominations are due by July 31, 2011. For a complete list of rules and regulation and to
2011. Please help us by participating and nominate download a nomination form, please visit
your candidate of choice. For a complete list of rules www.eurekadays.com
and regulation and to download a nomination form, Please send your nomination to: Kristin Christenson
please visit www.eurekadays.com at the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at
Please send your nomination to: Kelly Lubker at the firstname.lastname@example.org or 636-938-6775.
Eureka Chamber of Commerce at
email@example.com or 636-938-6062.
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JUNE 2011 PAGE 5
West Frisco Project Reaches Completion
The new park/parking area known as These ideas include an Art Show, Blues 12th from 7:00-10:00 p.m. in the new
the West Frisco project is receiving its Festival and a Farmer’s Market. gazebo. The park is located at the cor-
final touches and should be open in a The area is fully powered with multiple ner of West Frisco Street and South
matter of weeks! Many residents and electrical services that can accommo- Virginia Avenue directly behind the
business people are already planning date nearly any use. Wine House. This free City event will
uses for the new space that will include The City will be hosting a grand opening feature the sounds of Pick’n Lick’n, ven-
a small park/event area with a gazebo. celebration at the park Friday, August dors and much more.
Eureka’s New Website: www.eureka.mo.us
We are pleased to announce that the
City has a new website!
The project began in January and was
just completed a few weeks ago. It‟s
been a labor of love for Eureka Eco-
nomic Development Director Julie
Wood and local creative and web de-
sign firm K1Creative, who was select-
ed to give the City an updated logo as
well as completely revamp and rede-
sign the website.
The new site features a changing gal-
lery of photos on the home page that
allows visitors a glimpse into all that
Eureka has to offer. The site boasts
drop down menus with submenus that
allow you to find what you are looking
for quickly. A search engine within the
site can also take you where you want
to go by simply typing what you are
seeking into the search box located on
the homepage. The built-in engine will
then scour the entire site and give you
results in a matter of seconds.
Furthermore, the home page contains
quick links to City forms, frequently ber and web address of the company (if Reworking the website is another im-
visited areas as well as calendars high- they have one). portant step to updating our City‟s im-
lighting City Meetings and Special “There‟s never been a more important age and allowing us to compete with
Events. time to support our local businesses. other municipalities when it comes to
One of the features of the site that we We hope by making it easier for our attracting new residents and commerce.
are most excited about is the „Find a residents to identify a Eureka business We encourage you to visit the site:
Local Business‟ page. This page al- our business owners will enjoy in- www.eureka.mo.us and see for yourself
lows our residents to search every busi- creased sales and a larger local client all the new features and resources that
ness that holds a license in the City of base,” commented Mayor Kevin we have made available to you!
Eureka for products and services. Coffey. “It‟s another vehicle for the
Make sure to follow us on
Once you identify what you are looking residents and visitors to locate availa- Facebook to learn about
for, the site shows you a map, locating ble products and services in our com- City events and business
the business along with the phone num- munity.” news!
1st Annual Art in the Park
Close to 200 people attended the first annual Art
in the Park event held by the Eureka Parks and
Recreation Department in our lovely Drewel
Park on Sunday, May 22nd. Children participat-
ed in various activities, including clay, decou-
page boxes, origami, sand art and the crowd
favorite, tie dyeing! There were various local
organizations and businesses that participated in
the event, including Art By Grzyb, Creative
Expressions Learning Center, Girl Scouts of
Eastern Missouri, Kindermusik, St. Louis
County Library and The Eureka Project. The
Eureka Parks and Recreation Department also
received donations from Ben Franklin Crafts
and Schnucks Markets. Thank you to all who
attended and volunteered at our event. Plans are
already in the works for next year‟s event!
Berry Park Grand Opening
On May 7, 2011, over 600 residents enjoyed the grand opening of Berry Park. The 23.10 acre park across from Forby Estates Subdivision
is dedicated to Ward 1 Alderman and past Mayor Bob Berry. Berry Park is the newest of eight (8) parks to be added to the Eureka park
system. With green amenities such as porous pavement parking, solar lighting, recycled material site amenities, ADA compliant re-
strooms and poured in place playground surfacing, Berry Park is truly a state-of-the-art park.
The park features two pavilions with electricity and grills, a restroom, open green space, accessible 1/3 mile loop trail and trail connection
to Eureka High School and a state-of-the-art playground. Reservations for the large pavilion at Berry Park are being accepted by contact-
ing the Eureka Parks and Recreation Department at 636-938-6775. The daily fee is $25.00 for residents and $50.00 for non-
residents. The small pavilion is to be used on a first come, first served basis.
CITY OF EUREKA NEWSLETTER
E&M Plumbing-A Family Affair
To say that E&M Plumbing is a working on new construction.
family business would be an un- This was the majority of their
derstatement! Founded in 1947 business until the economy took
by Eugene and Marie Downes, a turn and new construction all
E&M Plumbing passed to their but dried up in St. Louis.
son, Don and is now run by his Like all businesses that survive
two sons, Dave and Dan. Dave is generation after generation, they
a licensed master plumber and is changed their business model
responsible for the business side and shifted their focus to residen-
of E&M, and Dan works in the tial needs and most importantly the US is made by this company
field. Danielle, daughter of Dan, the quality of their products and under various household names
and Kathleen, wife to Dave, also customer service. like Kenmore and Whirlpool.
work at the company in the office. E&M developed Straight Forward EcoWater is their top of the line
You can find Dave and Kath- Pricing™ to give their customer product.
leen’s youngest daughter, 6 year the assurance that they will know The Downes family hopes to con-
old Darian, at the office from time the price of the work before the tinue to grow their business and
to time, but they don’t let her do technician begins. With a be able to pass it on to the chil-
any plumbing quite yet! straightforward price, customers dren to run for years to come.
Eugene worked on the first high- can be confident in knowing the E&M Plumbing is kicking off an
way in Alaska that ran from Fair- technician will take the time to get Oldest Water Heater Promotion
banks to Anchorage. When he the job done right. in July (only residents that live
returned to St. Louis, he decided They also have developed cus- within the City limits of Eureka
to venture out and start his own tomer friendly payments plans as and Wildwood are eligible to
plumbing company, a trade he well as their signature Diamond participate). The winner will be
picked up and refined while in Club membership program. The announced at Eureka Days in
Alaska. Eugene began the busi- Diamond Club allows you to pro- September and will receive a
ness in their home, turning his tect your house from unexpected brand new water heater (electric
son Don’s room into his office (a plumbing problems and water or gas, up to 50 gallons) installed
story that Don still tells today)! damage, plus it gives you dis- by one of their licensed plumbers.
E&M Plumbing found immediate counts off of services, preferred For a complete list of rules and
success in the commercial side of scheduling and much more. regulations, or to get more infor-
the business. The company, E&M is also a licensed dealer of mation about E&M Plumbing,
then located in Wellston, grew EcoWater Water Treatment an please visit their website:
very strong and at one time had industry leader in producing inno- www.emplumbing.com or stop by
more than 100 plumbers working vative and state-of-the-art tech- the shop located on Dreyer Ave.
on various projects throughout nology to take care of your home across from the Chamber of
the City. Eventually, they began water needs. In fact, over half of Commerce.
the water treatment equipment in
SELECTING A CONTRACTOR - PROCEED WITH CAUTION
If you are considering remodeling or any type of construction work whereby you are searching for a reliable con-
tractor, please take the time to check their credentials. Inquire as to where they have previously performed work
and obtain the names, addresses and phone numbers of referrals. Call the referrals along with the Labor Union
and the Better Business Bureau to see if they have any disputes arising from work performed and, above all, do
not pay the entire amount upfront for work not yet performed. A reputable contractor will not demand payment
in full at the time the contract is agreed upon. Do not act hastily; take the time to investigate prior to signing any
Eureka Business News
Eureka is experiencing a culinary options as far as where to eat and The Eureka Board of Aldermen
boom this summer with the open- spend their money within the City has approved 17 new business li-
ing of O’Dell’s Irish Pub & Ale limits. Now it’s our job, as consum- censes since April. The new busi-
House, Johnny’s Place and The ers and residents, to support them nesses include everything from an
Original Fried Pie Shop all within and spread the word to our friends, Industrial Rack & Shelf Company,
a few months of each other! “I am family and co-workers,” remarked to an Insurance broker, Gun Shop,
beyond excited about all these new Julie Wood, Director of Economic New & Used Toy Store and more!
businesses! It gives our residents Development for the City.
Eureka residents are in for a treat! Moving into the space next to Michelle’s Café with the cool outdoor patio and fire pit is
Johnny’s Place. Steve and Terri Kettenbrink will be opening a family friendly restaurant focused on great tasting food at
reasonable prices. The restaurant will serve American Cuisine encompassing everything from burgers, sandwiches,
wraps, salads, seafood and steaks. The restaurant will have flat screens placed throughout, so patrons can catch their fa-
vorite St. Louis sports teams.
Terri and Steve owned a restaurant in Washington, MO for many years and look forward to becoming part of the commu-
nity here in Eureka. They will be using the Spiro family, who own the space, as a consultant.
Johnny’s Place hopes to open by mid to late July. They will be open seven days a week, 11:00 a.m to 10:00 p.m. Sunday
through Thursday and until midnight Friday and Saturday.
Warehouse Rack & Shelf
Relocated from Chesterfield, Warehouse Rack & Shelf is enjoying their new space in the Eureka Industrial
Park. Supplying Quality Products and Superior Service for over 25 years, Warehouse Rack & Shelf, LLC
has been supplying material handling and storage products including pallet racks, wire deck, industrial
shelving and warehouse equipment to the nation's largest original equipment manufacturer's (O.E.M), dis-
tributors and retailers. They specialize in steel storage racks. They offer returnable packaging solutions in-
cluding collapsible, stackable shipping racks, wire mesh baskets, steel bins, stack racks, and carts. Their cor-
porate office is located in St. Louis. To save you money on freight, they offer strategically located stocking
facilities in St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Quincy, MI, Sumter, SC, Dallas, TX, San Diego, CA and San Bernar-
dino, CA. If you have any questions, contact them at 800 -763-9020 or visit their website at
Trey’s Toy Box Arch City Foot & Ankle
Trey’s Toy Box at 86 Hilltop Arch City Foot & Ankle has been servicing the St. Louis area since 2003. Arch
Village sells new and gently City Foot and Ankle provides diagnosis and treatment of foot and ankle problems
used toys and clothes. They from caring for common injuries such as sprains and fractures to conducting
have a great selection and complex reconstructive foot and ankle surgery. Arch City is proud to offer the
are always looking to pur- best foot care in the Midwest. Headed by Dennis Timko, a compassionate and
chase toys for resale. For Board Certified physician, Arch City maintains the highest standards of profes-
more information about the sional conduct and expertise. ACF&A is also extensively trained to render the
store stop by or call 636-587- care of diabetics with foot issues such as Charcot disease, infections, wounds and
2138. ulcers. Dr. Timko also specializes in custom orthotics and AFOs (ankle foot ortho-
sis) which are custom made braces to provide conservative treatment for ankle
and foot arthritis. “Our goal is to provide patients with the best possible medical
care at the best possible price,” says Dr. Timko. “The foot pain stops here!”
JUNE 2011 PAGE 9
The Original Fried Pie Shop
The Original Fried Pie Shop began in 1893 when “Granny” would feed hand pies to the ranchers in the fields of Okla-
homa's Arbuckle Mountains. Using Granny's popular hand pie recipe, the Original Fried Pie Shop pride themselves
on making the same tender, flaky and big as ever homemade pies!
Pies are made daily from scratch with the finest quality ingredients. Their fresh fillings are folded into their famous
fried pie crust.
Pies fall into three categories: FRUIT AND NUT; featuring flavors like apricot, blackberry and pecan, CREAM; with
smooth silky fillings like chocolate, coconut and lemon and MEAT; which brings the concept of “pot pie” to your hand
with combinations like sausage, egg and cheese, chicken and vegetable, spinach and mushroom, Tex Mex and pizza
Still aren’t hooked? You can also build your own pie by mixing and matching any of their fruit and cream flavors to
develop a taste that is all your own.
This is an actual review posted online from one of their locations in Texas, "...These fried pies were very good. The
crust was flaky and the ingredients were very flavorful. Stop and try this place... You will not be disappointed... "
The Original Fried Pie Shop is located at the intersection of Central Avenue and Fifth Street and is open for breakfast,
lunch and dinner. Mon.-Thurs. 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 8:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. and Sun. 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.
Eureka Urgent Care
Eureka Urgent Care, located near Pizza Hut is now open to the community. Open daily from noon to 10:00 p.m. (they
hope to expand those hours to 24 hours as they see their patient base grow), the Center provides convenient quality
medical care in Eureka. The Urgent Care is staffed with ER Doctors which gives it a distinct advantage to truly handle
almost any emergency from complicated suturing to abscesses. Doctors frequently treat illnesses and injuries such as;
sprains/fractures, cuts/lacerations, eye injuries, rashes/burns, cold and flu symptoms, animal/insect bites, ear infections
and sore throats. Additional services they provide are school, sport and work physicals, workers compensation and pre
-employment services. For more information on the Eureka Urgent Care facility visit their website at
Rockwood Guns, located at 212 South Virginia Avenue, is a Federal Firearms Licensed (FFL) dealer located in Eureka.
They provide deep discount pricing on all handguns, hunting and competition rifles, assault pistols, assault rifles, shot-
guns and accessories. They will buy, sell and trade guns! They also have special discounts for law enforcement, military
and government agency personnel. Store hours are Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Saturdays
10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. To learn more about the shop call them at 636-549-3320 or go to www.rockwoodguns.com
Walmart Freshens up with a Store-Wide Remodel
Walmart will be celebrating its grand reopening on June 24th with a day long customer appreciation event. The store-
wide remodel includes:
New seasonal departments designed to pull together seasonal merchandise into one area to create a one stop shop-
A new updated bakery and produce department with a larger and fresher product offering.
A new electronic metroplex pad including connection center and photo lab in one area designed to improve service.
New sporting goods department with guns.
An expanded grocery and snack department.
An expanded beer aisle.
New refrigeration units.
New electric motorized carts, new standard shopping carts.
Overall a much cleaner and up-to-date facility for ease of shopping.
New checkout registers.
Rockwood Lumber Company-If you are not shopping here, you are missing out!
Wouldn’t it be great to know some- the volume of products they purchase
one that is handy? and sell.
If you own a home, chances are you Jason and Brian have been able to
will need some work done. Perhaps grow their business slowly and me-
you want to install a new deck or thodically by offering competitive
need to replace your windows. It is prices (almost always cheaper than
easy to be overwhelmed with all of the big box stores), quality customer
the projects you need or want to do. service and knowledgeable trustwor-
Many times these projects can in- thy advice. Most of their business
crease the value of your home and comes from referrals and repeat busi-
finding someone you can trust to do ness. Jason commented, “We feel
the job right for a fair price can be a that a good product and good service
challenge. 2009 when Brian called Jason and will bring people back and they will
Look no further than the two guys said, “I’m in,” it was just a matter of tell their friends and business con-
who own Rockwood Lumber Compa- weeks before they founded Rockwood tacts.”
ny in Eureka! Lumber Company at 1027 West Fifth The new park in Old Town Eureka
Jason Nahlik and Brian Lawson met Street. will have a gazebo that was designed
just out of high school while working Rockwood Lumber Company sells by Rockwood Lumber and built us-
together in a lumber yard. Even af- more than just lumber. They carry ing their products this summer. We
ter they parted ways, they kept in cabinets, siding, hardware, trim, win- encourage you to take a look at it and
touch, using each other as resources dows, doors, fencing and much more. then head on over to Rockwood Lum-
as they continued their separate ca- They also know every local contrac- ber Company and get started on a
reers. Jason opened up his own Mill- tor in the area and can make the con- project of your own. You’ll be glad
work business in a neighboring city nection for you or give you a list of you did!
and Brian continued his career in the names for you to consider. Rockwood Lumber Company is open
lumber industry after college. Jason Rockwood Lumber Company gets Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
had always wanted to own his own deliveries everyday at their business. and Saturdays 8:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
lumber company and had spoken to They can also send products and For more information or to request a
Brian about it on many occasions, lumber right to you door if that is quote on a home improvement pro-
always wanting to partner with him more convenient. Deliveries only ject call them at 636-549-3150 or go
and open a business together. In take a few days at most because of to www.rockwoodlumberco.com
“A good head and a Eureka Residents Reach out to Tornado Victims
good heart are al-
ways a formidable One of the best things about being part of a Joplin area after a F5 Tornado ripped through
smaller community is getting to know the peo- their community.
ple. We believe no one would disagree that Over 75 community volunteers gathered on a
Nelson Mandela Eureka has some of the best, most generous Saturday and Sunday at the Eureka Pacific
folks around! Our residents have done (and Elks to collect donations that were then deliv-
“The future is continue to do) their part to help victims of the ered to a church for disbursement to effected
something which Joplin and Alabama tornadoes. Joplin residents.
everyone reaches at Courtney Conley, Eureka High graduate, "The people of Eureka came out in full force
turned University of Alabama softball player, and showed their true colors. They donated
the rate of 60
first held a drive at the High School to collect over 38,000 pounds of items
minutes an hour, clothing and items to take back to Tuscaloosa and $7,533.38! Words cannot begin to express
whatever he does, tornado victims. the amount of appreciation I have for
whoever he is.” A few short weeks later, Eureka Resident, them. Without the help and donations of our
C. S. Lewis Ashly Moore, spearheaded efforts to collect amazing residents this event would not have
supplies and cash for the severely damaged been a success," shared Ashly.
CITY OF EUREKA NEWSLETTER
E N J OY T H E S E S P E C I A L D E A L S SERIES
E V E RY F R I D AY B E F O R E T H E
M OV I E F R O M 5 - 9 P M
SUPER SMOKERS-$2 OFF BBQ NACHOS
(REGULAR PRICE: LARGE ($9.99), SMALL July 8th
($6.99). 8:30 pm
MICHELLE’S-ONE TOPPING 12” PIZZA FOR
$8.00, CARRY OUT ONLY.
July 22nd, 8:30 pm
SOLID ROCK KAFFEE HAUS & BISTRO-FREE
KIDS SMOOTHIE WITH AN ADULT PURCHASE.
LION’S CHOICE-BUY ONE REGULAR ROAST
BEEF SANDWICH GET ONE FREE.
BEN FRANKLIN– DEALS ON MOVIE CANDY:
JELLY BELLY’S $6.99 A POUND, SWEDISH FISH August
AND SOUR PATCH CANDIES $2.49 A POUND. 5th
SPOONER’S FROZEN CUSTARD-ATTEND THE pm
MOVIE AND RECEIVE A COUPON FOR SPECIAL
SAVINGS OFF YOUR NEXT PURCHASE.
Concerts on Central
Central Avenue transforms into your very own concert venue the 3rd
Friday of the month April-September. Concerts are free and held
from 7:00-10:00 p.m. Bring your lawn chairs along with your family
and friends, then sit back and enjoy! Local restaurants will have food
and drinks for sale at each event. Support your local restaurants,
please no coolers.
July 15th Gentlemen Bandits
August 19th Midnight Drive
Sherwin Williams-Covering the Earth Since 1866 & Eureka Since 2008
The Sherwin Williams Sherwin-Williams® holds more teaming up with HGTV and offer-
story begins in 1866, one than 500 patents. The first ones ing an exclusive line of paints
year after the Civil War were granted to inventions by Hen- called HGTV Home. They also
had ended. Henry Sher- ry Sherwin himself. have color match apps for Black-
win remarked, “In 1866, Today Sherwin Williams carries an Berrys and iPhones. It has never
there was no through rail- array of products from stains, lad- been so easy to paint your home
road to the Pacific Coast, ders, drywall equipment, wall- exactly the way you want it.
no Suez Canal, no Pana- coverings and, of course, paint. Stop by Sherwin Williams and start
ma Canal, no telephones, Store Manager, Dave Martin, has your do-it-yourself project today.
no dynamos, no electric been with the Eureka store since it They are located on 5th street, in
lights, no storage batter- opened three years ago in June of front of the Eureka Antique Mall
ies, no electric railways, 2008. “Sherwin Williams prides and batting cages, next to Six
no wireless telegraph, no itself in trademark service. From Flags. Store hours are Monday
steam turbines, no typewriters, no the moment you walk in the door through Friday 7:00 a.m.-6:00
airships and no automobiles.” until the job is complete, we guide p.m., Saturday 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
It was a different world. Henry you through the whole process. and Sundays 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m..
Sherwin and Edward Williams Our staff is trained to know Visit them online at www.sherwin-
changed it. They were forces in what it takes for you to get the williams.com
the explosion of discovery and best results no matter what the
invention that built the American job is,” commented Martin.
industrial economy. They worked Sherwin Williams has a custom
diligently until they grasped what it color matching system that is out
took to make a product good of this world. Simply pick out a
enough to satisfy aspiration. color, whether it be a flower petal,
Doing this, they found an industry, building, or a picture in a magazine
established a way of doing busi- and Sherwin Williams can
ness and subtly altered the tone of produce a paint to match it.
our lives. In July Sherwin Williams will be
Eureka Recreation Center Update Did you know Fact?
Why are school buses yellow?
Sherwin Williams color consultant
Harry H. Scheid was an expert
The City of Eureka is proud to announce the addition of Hastings advisor to a 1939 Columbia Uni-
& Chivetta Architects, Inc. to the Recreation Center versity conference on bus construc-
team. Hastings and Chivetta Architects, Inc. has worked as the tion. Consensus favored the color
architect on such projects as the City of Sunset Hills Recreation yellow for safety because it shows
Center, City of Arnold Recreation Center, The Heights in Richmond Heights and the up best in the worst light of early
Lodge of Des Peres to name a few. The City of Eureka is excited to combine their morning and late afternoon. School
wealth of knowledge and experience with the unique qualities we hope to see in our own buses across America have been
center. If you‟d like to see some of these facilities for yourself, please visit their yellow ever since.
website: www.hastingschivetta.com Color: School Bus Yellow
Surveying of the Eureka site is currently being completed, as well as a market analysis by Sherwin-Williams
to determine recommended facility amenities. Questions regarding the Recreation Customers: Hundreds of school
Center can be directed to Missy Rathmann, Director of Parks and Recreation, by calling bus manufacturers and body shops
636-938-6775 or firstname.lastname@example.org across the U.S.
CITY OF EUREKA NEWSLETTER
JUNE 2011 PAGE 13
Majority Floor Leader, Tim Jones,
Interim Update & Memorial Day Message
Accomplishments of the 2011 Legislative Session
Following are just a few of the many accomplishments of the 2011 Legislative Session:
Balancing the budget without a tax increase: This budget, which makes educating
Missouri’s children a priority, slashed budgets for state departments and elected offi-
cials, reduced the salaries of high-level public employees and eliminated funding for
Strengthening the business climate: The General Assembly cut taxes, reduced costs
and increased regulatory certainty for Missouri’s job creators so they can invest and
Securing our elections: Legislation was passed to secure our elections by allowing
Missourians to vote on a constitutional amendment requiring photo identification for voters.
Drug testing for welfare recipients: This legislation requires applicants and recipients of certain welfare programs to
be drug tested.
Protecting life by ending late-term abortions: By an overwhelming, veto-proof majority, the General Assembly
passed legislation banning elective late-term abortions. I am very pleased to report that I was the chief sponsor of this
Second Amendment Rights: The General Assembly lowered the age necessary to obtain a concealed carry permit
from 23 to 21. Prior to this legislation, Missouri’s age limit was one of the highest in the nation.
These legislative initiatives have been sent to Governor Nixon and await his approval and signature in order to become
Remembering our Veterans
I was given the distinct honor of paying tribute to our Veterans at the Eureka VFW Post 5468 Annual Memorial Day
Event. We must remember those who serve and have served their country as well as our fallen heroes.
A good family friend, Marine Corporal Riley Baker from Eureka, was killed in action at the age of 22. He sacrificed his
life during his second tour of duty fighting in defense of his nation in Operation Iraqi Freedom. He was loved, and he
will be missed…every day. Thanks to his service and commitment, we will never forget his actions or the actions of his
Memorial Day marks the beginning of summer, but we must never lose focus of the true meaning of Memorial Day. It is
not about beaches, picnics or auto races, it is a day to remember the brave American men and women who fight for our
freedom in all corners of the world. It is important that all veterans, their families and all Americans reflect, remember
and give thanks to our many heroes. We owe them no less. God bless our Veterans, our fallen and God Bless America!
Contacting My Office
Finally, if we can ever be of any assistance to you at your State Capitol during the coming months even while we are in
the Interim Session, please do not hesitate to contact us at: 573-751-0562 or you can reach my primary assistant, Jody,
MoDOT Budget Woes force Eureka
Facility to Close
Projects Faced with a severe decline in
funding and the inability to
month of May and the begin-
ning of June. The commission
match federal funds in the near approved the plan at its June
The City will be resur- future, Missouri Department of 8th meeting. The recommenda-
facing and repairing Transportation Director Kevin tions will begin to be put into
roads beginning the Keith presented a plan to the place with full implementation
end of June. Major Missouri Highways and Trans- scheduled for March, 2013.
roads that will be given portation Commission that in- More information, as well as
attention are West cludes reducing the size of the video of the community brief-
Main Street (from Ash- department‟s staff by 1,200, offices, which administer the ings, can be found at :
ton Woods to the Old closing 135 facilities (including state‟s transportation program www.modot.org/bolderfiveyeardirection/
Allenton Bridge) and their facility on Fifth Street in at the regional level, from ten Once the City of Eureka learns
Top Notch Lane (from Eureka) and selling more than to seven. MoDOT‟s current the actual closing date of the
109 to the stop sign). 740 pieces of equipment. The district boundaries have been facility on Fifth Street and
Several other streets proposed direction will save virtually unchanged since 1922, MoDOT‟s future plans with the
will also be resurfaced $512 million that will be used when many State roads were land we will put together a plan
in 2011. for vital road and bridge pro- gravel and MoDOT used mules to assist them. Our goal is to
jects. and wagons. help find a buyer that will
The department‟s plan includes MoDOT held community brief- provide new services and
reducing the number of district ings through the State in the benefits to Eureka and its resi-
dents and visitors.
Eureka is a Tree City USA-
6 Years Running!
We are proud to announce the City of Eureka has been approved to be a Tree
City again, making this the sixth consecutive year that we have received this
The Tree City USA® program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in
cooperation with the USDA Forest Service and the National Association of
State Foresters, provides direction, technical assistance, public attention and
national recognition for urban and community forestry programs in thousands of
towns and cities that more than 135 million Americans call home.
To qualify as a Tree City USA community, Eureka had to meet four standards established by The Arbor Day Foundation and the
National Association of State Foresters. These standards were established to ensure that every qualifying community would have a
viable tree management plan and program.
1. Tree Board or Department
2. Tree Care Ordinance
3. Community Forestry Program With an Annual Budget of at Least $2 Per Capita
4. Arbor Day Observance and Proclamation
CITY OF EUREKA NEWSLETTER
Forby Road Project Update
As you have certainly observed, the work, and the contractor will soon inclement weather delays and unfore-
Forby Road Improvement Project is in begin the largest phase of the project seen circumstances the contractor may
the full construction phase, with the with the construction of the segment encounter in the field do not allow us to
initial layer of pavement having recent- between Berry Park and Central Ave- have a reliable estimated completion
ly been installed between the bridge nue. We have emphasized to the con- date, every effort is being made to
and Berry Park (the final driving sur- tractor that they need to keep this pro- maintain steady progress. We will pro-
face layer will be installed toward the ject as their highest priority so the in- vide additional updates in upcoming
end of the project). The utility compa- convenience presented by the detour is newsletters.
nies are continuing their relocation minimized. While unknown possible
4 - July 4th
8 - Movie
15 - Concert on Central
21 - Senior Social
22 - Movie
5 - Movie & Back to School Bash
18 - Senior Social
19 - Concert on Central
9 - 10 - Eureka Days
15 - Senior Social
20 - Playground Pals
22 - Punt, Pass & Kick
23 - Middle School Event
U.S. Postage Paid
Permit No. 99
City of Eureka
100 City Hall Drive
P.O. Box 125
Eureka, MO 63025
Eureka Police Department Supports the City of Joplin
Eureka Police were more than ready to ka‟s Canine Dog, Riki, and Officer Mark
help in anyway they could to assist the Tinkham traveled to Joplin and per-
community of Joplin, Missouri. formed roving patrols during the day,
Within a few days of the tornado an relieving Joplin‟s canine Unit that had
emergency communication was sent transitioned to working nights to avert
asking for assistance in securing a spe- looting.
cial dog food for the Joplin K-9 unit that These officers all went on their days off
was being used to initially identify possi- and volunteered their time to help the
ble survivors. Canine Officer Mike City of Joplin.
Werges secured a donation from a distri- On Sunday, May 29th President Obama
bution plant in Rolla, picked it up and made his way to the ravaged area and
delivered it all in the same day. two more officers were requested to pro- ple must have stopped by to check on
Joplin‟s Mayor then asked the State for vide additional security. Sergeant Tom me.”
assistance and the Missouri Emergency Wille and Officer Mike Smith provided As electricity was restored to the area,
Operation Center (MEOC) put out a re- security detail along Main Street in Jop- new traffic signals and electric poles
quest for 100 police officers. The City lin (Officer Werges also provided addi- erected and debris moved off the road-
of Eureka sent two officers to answer the tional security to the President with Ri- way, the need for outside Police Officers
call; Officer Mike Smith and Reserve ki). decreases.
Officer Derek Ploeger. They spent two “The pictures you‟ve seen don‟t do it “I imagine that the Highway Patrol will
16hour days directing traffic in the hard- justice. Unless you see it for yourself be committed to the area for quite some-
est hit areas. you can‟t comprehend the damage that time, providing relief to the Joplin Police
The tornado that touched down in the this tornado did to that City,” remarked Department as they seal off the affected
City was three quarters to a mile wide Sgt. Wille. “And yet the people were so area and begin to rebuild,” commented
and was on the ground for just over six gracious and amazing. They had lost Sgt. Wille.
miles, completely destroying a large their homes and all their belongings and “The City of Eureka and our Police Of-
residential and commercial area of the they still found the time and compassion ficers are proud to have provided assis-
City. to feed the Officers and make sure we tance to our neighbors in Joplin,” stated
When our first two officers returned to had water and supplies. While working Eureka Chief of Police Michael Wie-
Eureka, Officer Mike Werges with Eure- the security detail for two hours, 12 peo- gand.