Eureka beats Rock Memorial, stays alive in Zone 4 tournament

It was not to be a two games and out scenario for the Eureka senior legion baseball team on this day. Just a day removed from losing a first round game to Jackson, Post 177 bounced back strong with a 14-6 victory over Rock Memorial in a second round losers bracket game in the Zone 4 tournament at West City Park in Festus Friday afternoon. Eureka (19-20) kept its Zone 4 title repeat hopes alive by pounding the baseball and scoring some runs in bunches. “We played well yesterday but today we hit the ball real well up and down ...

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O’Fallon to hold Veteran Benefit Fair

The O’Fallon Veteran’s Commission is hosting a Veterans Benefit Fair on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Fallon City Hall. The event will feature workshops hosted by local businesses to help veterans and the families of veterans, according to City Councilmember Rick Battelle (Ward 3). “We’ve got a lot of effort going forward from many companies to support our veterans that are in our community and throughout St. Charles County,” Battelle said. Sheldon Hartsfield, Chairman of the Veteran’s Commission, said there would be four main categories of workshops at the fair: medical, employment, education and finances. “These ...

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Protect your constitutional rights

We have a federal government that chooses which laws they will abide by and which laws they will ignore. Yet we as citizens are expected to abide by every law and regulation, even those that are in violation of our US Constitution. Federal agencies are ignoring our Constitution and targeting those who disagree with the current administration. Congress passes 200 to 300 new laws every year but federal agencies issue 3,000 or more new regulations each year. HHS on the so-called affordable health care act alone has issued 11,000 pages of new regulations. We have a government that is simply ...

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The Committee to Restore America 912 holds a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at St. Peters City Hall. Committee member George Nagel said that the meeting is in regards to putting a petition on the November ballot, which would let the St. Charles County Sherriff retain his powers of constitutional protection. Nagel said that a charter amendment that passed in 2012 will limit the authority and scope of the Sherriff’s powers, starting Jan. 1 2015. The petition discussed is available at area libraries on Saturday, Aug 2.  For more information, contact georgeRN@sbcglobal.net, or Gary.Feller@att.net.

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Ballwin pounds Jackson 15-9 in zone opener

There was hardly anything subtle about the Ballwin 611 Post senior legion baseball club’s approach at the plate in its zone 4 opener against Jackson Post 158. Ballwin came out hitting the ball hard and early against Jackson and when the dust settled, Post 611 began its zone tournament appearance with a convincing 15-9 win Friday night at West City Park in Festus. “It’s good to get out to a big lead early against a tough team like Jackson in a game like this,” Ballwin coach Sean Rogan said. “They (Jackson) did give a little trouble late but we held ...

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Eureka falls to Festus in Zone 4 opener

  If the Eureka Post 177 senior legion baseball club is going to make it back to the Missouri Legion State Tournament this summer, it will have the be the hard way. Eureka had a great chance to start the Zone 4 Tournament off on the right foot but after battling to a 1-1 deadlock after seven innings, a three-run eighth by host Festus did Post 177 in and Eureka fell 4-1 to Festus in the tournament opener Friday afternoon at West City Park. “It was 1-1 after seven innings and we committed a couple of errors and they (Festus) ...

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Students honored as future business leaders

Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) recognized several Fort Zumwalt School District students at its national conference in Nashville, Tennessee held in late June. Fort Zumwalt South High senior Cameron Leahy earned second-place honors in the Business Communications Event. Together Leahy and recent graduates Rosie Cook, Justin Park and David Boik earned the America Award, which is the top level of Business Achievement Awards. The Fort Zumwalt South FBLA chapter also earned a Gold Seal of Merit Award, and was recognized as an Outstanding Chapter. In addition, Alyssa Stuppy, an eighth-grader at Fort Zumwalt North Middle and statewide officer, was ...

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OakHaven names new Head of School

April Powell has been appointed Head of School at OakHaven Montessori School. She replaces co-founder Judy Henrichs, who will continue as administrator in a consulting role. Powell holds a degree in early childhood education and certification as a Montessori Directress. She founded OakHaven with Henrichs in 2008, and has since served as the school’s Director of Education. Through her leadership, the school has achieved official recognition by the Association Montessori International as a fully certified educational institution serving primary school students ages 2 ½ through kindergarten.  

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Outdoor classroom recognized

For the third consecutive year, St. Charles County’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom at Towne Park near Wentzville was nationally recognized by the Arbor Day Foundation and the Dimensions Educational Research Foundation. “Towne Park’s Certified Nature Explore Classroom is a dynamic, nature-based play and learning space that supports skill development in children by reconnecting them to nature,” said St. Charles County Parks Director Bettie Yahn-Kramer. “Since it opened in May 2012, it has become a very popular place for children, their families and educators across the tri-county area to visit.” Designed for children ages 3-14, the Certified Nature Explore Classroom at ...

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Sales tax holiday coming soon

For the sixth year in a row Missouri residents can take advantage of Missouri’s sales tax holiday on August 1-3 for back-to-school purchases such as clothing, backpacks and school supplies. Cities in Missouri are given the option to participate in this holiday. Nearby cities that will be participating in Missouri sales tax holiday include Cottleville, Lake St. Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, Troy, Warrenton and Wentzville. City tax will still apply to consumer purchases in cities that choose not to participate in the tax-free weekend. For more information about items that qualify for the sales tax holiday and a complete list ...

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