Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene: • The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide.” In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can’t hide their record of voting for Obama’s agenda more than 90 percent of the time. • Now that the Western democracies have learned the hard way what the consequences are when you admit all sorts of people into your country — including people who hate both the principles and the ...

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Rossman supports American Heart Association

Rossman School was awarded the Mission Impact Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the St. Louis volunteer appreciation celebration on Sept. 13. Rossman has supported the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers for over 25 years, raising more than $150,000 for heart research and health education. Last year, the school’s small group of 150 participants raised $15,757 through its two events. Rossman’s physical education teachers, Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko, also were honored at the celebration for coordinating the annual fundraisers and advocating for the health and wellness of their students.

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November activities at the Foundry Art Centre

St. Charles’ own Foundry Art Centre,  has activities for all ages on tap this November. Nov. 7:  Sentimental Journey Dance Band. The concert starts at 7 p.m.; tickets are $20 per person and must be purchased in advance. Nov. 11: Canvases & Cocktails, a laid back painting lesson is from 6-8 p.m. This class is open to all adults, regardless of experience, and invites you to bring your favorite drinks and have a good time. Cost to register is $35 per person. All supplies are included. Nov. 13: The exhibition Given Form opens. Given Form explores the different forms of ...

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductions includes several local legendary figures

Legendary amateur golfer Jim Holgrieve and three outstanding high school coaches in MICDS’ Ron Holtman, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Maureen McVey and De Smet’s Rich Grawer will be among a total of 13 individuals and two American Legion baseball teams that will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Thursday (Nov. 6) at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles. The Enshrinement events will kick off with a 5 p.m. reception with the banquet and Enshrinement Ceremonies getting underway at 6 p.m. All festivities conclude around 9 p.m. Tickets for the Enshrinement are $125 each with ...

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Fort Zumwalt seniors play at Grand Ole Opry

Fort Zumwalt South High seniors Ben Dufour and Kyle Spies traveled to Nashville, Tennessee, to play the Grand Ole Opry as members of the National Association for Music Education’s All-National Honor Ensembles on Oct. 29. The journey to Nashville began at the Metro 8 District Honors Band competition, where Dufour and Spies each won first chair on their respective instruments. That success advanced them to the All-State Band Audition in Columbia, where they each won chairs in the All-State Band. Dufour and Spies were among thousands of high school musicians to send in a taped audition for the national competition ...

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Bow Tie Tuesday goes viral at Craig Elementary

Craig Elementary Principal Bill Senti had no idea he would be starting a school-wide domino effect when he began wearing bow ties on Tuesdays. Having first heard about Bow Tie Tuesday on Twitter at hashtag #bowtietuesday, Senti joined the trend, and soon after, Assistant Principal Berin Waller did too. At the end of last school year, there was an unrelated surprise assembly for Senti and Waller at which the kids wore paper bow ties. This school year, with the addition of a few new male staff members, the idea of Bow Tie Tuesday spread. Perhaps not surprisingly, several male students ...

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Fort Zumwalt South topples defending Class 3 champ St. Dominic in sectional

  The Fort Zumwalt South soccer team made a historic breakthrough on Tuesday night (Nov. 4). Thanks to a determined, hard-nosed effort from beginning to end, the Bulldogs upended defending two-time Class three champion St. Dominic 3-0 at St. Dominic. It was Zumwalt South’s first sectional victory in four appearances, and the Bulldogs (18-6-1) now move on to host Ladue (20-4-1)  Saturday in a quarterfinal round game. Ladue shut out Westminster Christian 2-0 Tuesday afternoon. The Bulldogs came out aggressive on the ball in the opening half and took the lead midway through the first half. Zumwalt South sophomore Michael ...

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Adventure Club staff sought

Despite numerous posts being filled, Parkway-Rockwood Community Ed is continuing to                                                          seek staff for its popular Adventure Club programs. Rockwood’s Board of Education on Oct. 16 approved a plan to provide a $25 cash stipend per new employee referral for existing Adventure Club employees, who have been employed for 90 days or more. To receive the stipend for referrals, referred employees also must remain on the job for 90 days or more. Adventure Club programs have been a staple in the Rockwood district since 1984 and now are being offered in some Parkway elementary schools for the first time. Programs ...

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Opening of Hwy. 364 closes chapter in St. Charles history

“This is a ribbon cutting to open a new project but it’s the closing of the last chapter of the history of the Booneslick Trail in St. Charles County,” said County Executive Steve Ehlmann on Oct. 31. “This is where Daniel Boone and before him Native Americans crossed this area to go west.”

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