Area residents among ‘Ageless Remarkable’ honorees

When 19 adults aged 75 and older are honored on Sunday, Nov. 9 at the 12th annual Ageless Remarkable St. Louisans Gala, six West County residents will among them. The St. Andrew’s Resources for Seniors System holds the event each year to demonstrate that age is no more than a number and to recognize older St. Louisans who are “reshaping the face of aging in the region,” spending their golden years in pursuits such as traveling, continuing their careers and embarking on new ones, and supporting their favorite charities. The West County honorees include: Pat Britt, 77, of Creve Coeur, ...

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Westminster Christian Academy will meet Ladue in a Class 3 soccer sectional match

The Westminster Christian Academy Wildcats are ready for their first high school sectional soccer game since 2009. The Wildcats (12-10) host Ladue at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday (Nov. 4). It will be a rematch between the two teams. Back on Oct. 17, Ladue (19-4-1) defeated the visiting Wildcats 3-1. Coach Dan Legters said his Westminster squad wants to avenge that loss. “They want to prove that the score with Ladue earlier in the year was not an accurate measure of their soccer,” Legters said. “They know they can beat them and will play with that determination. “We lost because they capitalized ...

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Marquette will play Hazelwood West in Class 4 soccer sectional game

The Marquette Mustangs will play in the sectional round of boys soccer for the first time since 2005. The Mustangs (16-7) earned their trip with two victories over tradition soccer powers De Smet and CBC to fin the Class 4 District 5 championship. Marquette will play Hazelwood West (15-7) at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Florissant Civic Center. “We have not played them this year,” Marquette coach Chris Kenny said. “They are always a quality opponent.” Hazelwood West has won six of its last seven games. Marquette lost its last two regular season game before winning its two district games. ...

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High school girls volleyball

Whitfield made their mark in the Class 2 District 6 meet before the Lutheran St. Charles Cougars earned a 25-18, 25-14 win over the Warriors in the championship match. Whitfield stunned defending state champion Hermann 23-25, 25-23, 25-15 in the semifinals. Whitfield finished its season 15-16. Coach Cip Casado said Whitfield had faced Hermann before many times before in sectionals but never in district play. Before the match with Hermann, Casado said his girls were ready for the task at hand. “Our team was focused and ready to play,” Casado said. “I think they were ready to play in the ...

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Helping kids rock cancer

Sterling Bank, 16100 Swingley Ridge Road in Chesterfield, recently hosted a Business After Hours and concert featuring Brian Owens as part of the bank’s sponsorship of the Kids Rock Cancer Salon Series. Sterling Bank is a long-time supporter of the innovative music therapy program provided at no cost by Maryville University to children with cancer and other blood disorders. Cancer patients who participate in Kids Rock Cancer have the opportunity to work with  a Maryville music therapist and create their own personal song. The child and therapist work together to compose a tune for lyrics that the child writes. The ...

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Helping Wings of Hope to fly

On Saturday, Oct. 11, at its headquarters in Chesterfield, Wings of Hope honored the many supporters, donors and volunteers who help the 52-year-old humanitarian charity make a real difference in the world. The themed celebration was called “On the Road to Wings of Hope,” a tongue-in-cheek reference to the 1940s-era Bob Hope/Bing Crosby “On the Road” comedies. Hope, along with his wife, Delores, were among the first members of Wings of Hope’s honorary council. About 200 guests enjoyed a buffet of global culinary treats prepared by Wings of Hope President Doug Clements and other staff members. The crowd then danced ...

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Health Capsules: Mixing meds

Mixing meds The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently issued a consumer update to remind people of the potential dangers of mixing medications and dietary supplements. According to the update, taking prescription or over-the-counter medications along with vitamins, minerals or other dietary supplements in some cases can pose a health risk because certain supplements can affect the absorption, metabolism or excretion of a medication and alter its potency. “Some dietary supplements may increase the effect of your medication, and other dietary supplements may decrease it,” said Robert Mozersky, FDA medical officer. “You may be getting either too much or ...

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Elizabeth Leath: Parkway Central’s ‘most productive’ lady golfer ever

It was the final trip to state for Parkway Central’s Elizabeth Leath. The Colts senior made it a memorable one. Leath finished second overall in the Class 2 state championship at Twin Hills Country Club in Joplin. She fired a 76, falling by one shot to state champion Mariah Peters, of Blue Springs, in what turned out to be just be a one-day tournament. The state tournament was shortened to 18 holes when the opening round was canceled because of rain. “Yeah, that was unfortunate because you always want it to be a two-day event,” Leath said. “I got 10 ...

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Plan the perfect party

Low-stress holiday parties When making holiday party plans this year, why not take the pressure off yourself and host a low-stress get-together? Here are some easy-on-the-host party ideas for making spirits bright this holiday season:   Throw a cookie bake-off For a twist on the traditional cookie exchange that’s easier on guests, invite friends over to make cookies with you. Simply mix up several types of dough in advance and have plenty of cookie cutters, sprinkles, candies and icings on hand. Decorate as a group, have a “bake off” of guests’ creations, and send everyone home with bags, tins or ...

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Lafayette graduate meets with kicking success at Illinois State

If Nick Aussieker doesn’t have ice water in his veins, it’s something close. He certainly has nerves of steel. The Illinois State place kicker and Lafayette graduate kicked game-winning field goals on the final play recently in back-to-back road games for the Redbirds. “It’s been a lot of fun,” Aussieker said in a phone interview from Normal. “It was something to have both games come down to a winning field goal. It’s definitely been a dream. I never had the opportunity to kick a game-winning field goal before and then I got to do it two weeks in a row.” ...

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