Fighting against diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and students at Babler Elementary have come together to not only raise money for research but also help a fellow classmate. The Babler “Girls on the Run” team has been collecting “Dollars for Diabetes” in honor of Babler fourth-grade student Raquel Gebel. Proceeds will benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation and Washington University School of Medicine in their fight against Wolfram syndrome – the most severe form of diabetes. “My brother, J.T. Snow, and I started a foundation in order to help raise money and awareness for a disease that few people ...

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High school signings

Some area high school seniors signed letters of intent recently with universities. Here is a list of local signings: CBC Baseball: Shane Melbrod and Stephen Haring with Xaiver, Ryan Deering with the University of Illinois-Springfield and Ryan Vierling with Notre Dame. Track and field: Jerrick Powell with Howard University.   EUREKA    Baseball: Blake Clynes with Murray State. Cross country/track and field: Hannah Long with Stanford. Volleyball: Alexa McAndrew with St. Edward’s College and Ellen Schulz with Missouri S & T.   INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY Basketball: Napheesa Collier with Connecticut. Rowing: Abigale Rachel Lane with Kansas.   LAFAYETTE Lacrosse: Matt ...

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Thomas Sowell – Beware of Our Betters

Thomas Sowell

Jonathan Gruber’s several videotaped remarks about the gross deceptions that got ObamaCare passed in Congress should tell us a lot about the Obama administration. And the way that the mainstream media hesitated for days to even mention what Professor Gruber said, while they obsessed over unsubstantiated charges against Bill Cosby, should tell us a lot about the media. Whatever did or did not happen between Bill Cosby and various women is not likely to affect the lives of 300 million Americans. But ObamaCare does. For both the politicians and the media, this was not just an isolated incident. Gruber’s videotaped ...

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Rockwood Board votes down request to change policy development process

Rockwood’s Board of Education, on Nov. 13, failed to pass, by a 3-4 vote, a request to allow staff to investigate a proposed change in the district’s policy development procedure. Board Members Dominqué Paul, Rob Castle and Sherri Rogers voted in favor of the plan. A Problem/Issue/Need (PIN) form was completed by Paul, asking for a change in the procedure to include a question and answer session, or some opportunity for the community to participate during policy review meetings. “Now, people can listen in at these meetings but they can’t suggest anything,” Paul said. “The meetings don’t incorporate the public ...

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Canines take center stage at West County’s own Museum of The Dog

Each Thanksgiving, thousands leave the dinner table and head to the TV to watch champions compete – not on the gridiron but in the show ring. These champions are four-legged athletes vying for Best of Show honors at The National Dog Show. Locally, the event will be closely followed by Stephen George, executive director of the AKC Museum of The Dog. A unique facility located in the 1853 Jarville House within Queeny Park, the museum  houses the world’s largest collection of canine-related art and artifacts dedicated to man’s best friend. “There isn’t any other museum anywhere on the globe that’s ...

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Eureka’s Long set to run in Foot Locker’s Midwest Regional cross country race

Fresh off winning another state cross country championship and signing a college letter of intent with Stanford, Eureka senior Hannah Long will keep on running. Long will compete Saturday (Nov. 29) in the Foot Locker Cross Country Championships Midwest Regional. She will be running in the high school girls division on the Wayne Dannehl Cross Country Course at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside in Kenosha, Wis. As a junior, she finished fifth last year with a time of 17 minutes, 46 seconds. As a sophomore, Long came in seventh in 17:33. The high school division of the  regional is open to ...

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Girl Scout award project promotes healthy eating

Converting a patch of earth into a children’s vegetable garden at her church’s preschool is Elise Kammeyer’s way to encourage healthy eating, fight childhood obesity and achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout can earn, with only about 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieving this level. Kammeyer is a Parkway West senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 472. “My project helped preschoolers learn about healthy food and their environment, along with some basic plant science,” Kammeyer said in a presentation at Lord of ...

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High school swimming

In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds. Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance. “It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.” Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds. Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at ...

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High school girls cross country

The Lafayette Lancers finished a program-best second in the recent Class 4 state cross country meet held at the Oak Hills Golf Center in Jefferson City. The Lancers finished with 103 points. Nerinx Hall won state with 83 points. Coach Scott Brandon was pleased with how well his girls performed this season. “The Lafayette Lady Lancers had an exceptional year,” Brandon said. “This is a very special team. They know when to work hard and when to have fun. I feel very fortunate to be their coach. “Looking back at the season, we finished first or second in all of ...

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Local schools cancel evening activities in anticipation of grand jury decision

In anticipation of the announcement of the grand jury decision in the Darren Wilson case, the following local schools have canceled activities for the evening of Nov. 24. Rockwood: All school-sponsored after-school activities. Adventure Club will follow its normal schedule. Parkway: All after-school activities are canceled. Parents with students enrolled in Adventure Club and Y-Club should pick up their child as soon as possible, according to an email sent to parents from Parkway schools. Westminster Christian Academy: All after-school activities have been canceled.

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