CYC youth baseball

The St. Joseph’s Manchester Crusaders are the eighth-grade CYC City/County Champions. All the boys are 14 years old. Eight of them attend school at St. Joseph Catholic School in Manchester while five of the remaining six are parishioners who attend local public schools, with one boy attending St. Alban Roe in Wildwood. “This is the first year all the boys have played together on one team,” manager Jeff Dacus said. “Many of them have played together over the years on different teams but not for CYC. Prior to the season, several of the boys asked if they could form a ...

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Two schools named ‘National School of Character’ named

The Character Education Partnership (CEP) has named both Blevins Elementary and McKelvey Elementary as a 2014 National School of Character. The schools will hold this designation for five years and will be showcased in an annual publication and on the CEP website. The National School of Character program provides an opportunity to go through a rigorous process of feedback and coaching, as well as recognition for growth and excellence in the area of character development through CEP’s 11 Principles of Effective Character Education framework. According to the CEP, Blevins and McKelvey demonstrated that character development is infused in their curriculums. ...

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Students gain valuable experience at Missouri Scholars Academy

Twenty-two local students attended the Missouri Scholars Academy (MSA) at the University of Missouri this summer, placing them among Missouri’s brightest high school students. Eureka High was represented by Austin Darnell, Henry Dieckhaus, Morgan Farr and Jocelyn Lozano. Lafayette High was represented by Chris Foley, Theuns Gerber, Yutong (Wendy) Han, Luke Neise and Kyle Westendorf. Marquette High was represented by Shu Han, Keertana Jain and Mason Smith. The Fulton School at St. Albans was represented by Lena Cramer. Parkway Central was represented by Abigail Urnes, Jennifer Wayland and Josh Yang. Parkway North was represented by Panashe Majachani. Parkway South was ...

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Crown them master mathematicians

Outstanding ability in mathematics earned Rossman School sixth-graders Sriya Bandi, Evan Hofer, Sami Remis, Chase Stokes and Penny Zheng the ranking of first place in the Missouri Math League Annual Sixth Grade Contest. The five-member team outperformed 32 other Missouri schools to obtain the state champion title. Additionally, Bandi tied for first and Zheng tied for third in the state in individual achievement. Several other area schools placed in the top 12 including Parkway West Middle, third place; Rockwood South Middle, seventh place; Chesterfield Day School, 10th place and Parkway Central Middle, 11th place. Individual students who ranked in the ...

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Revenue from truckers, or Missouri’s fair share

To the Editor:  I suggest a remedy that will raise revenues from long distance truckers. Mandate that each long distance trucker show proof that $25 of fuel was purchased in this state. If no purchase was made, they must pay a $25 fee to obtain a certificate in lieu of the fuel purchase. Those certificates will be dated daily and administered at weigh stations. The truckers have to pay for fuel anyway, so why not Missouri getting $25 either through that fuel purchase or the fee in lieu thereof. This prevents fill-ups in Illinois and Kansas causing Missouri to be ...

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Corporations avoiding taxes

To the Editor: A cartoon in the Aug. 20 issue of West Newsmagazine asks why do we have the highest corporate tax rate in the world? A better question is: Why do so many corporations avoid paying their taxes by special tax breaks, subsidies and tax loopholes as well as keeping money in offshore tax-free bank accounts? Some very profitable corporations pay no taxes. It is weird that we subsidize oil companies that are making billions in profits. Our infrastructure is in dire need of repair and replacement, but until corporations and wealthy people pay their fair share of taxes ...

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Flipping Ferguson

To the Editor: The shooting in Ferguson of the 18-year-old unarmed black male by a policeman is an example of a lawman doing the opposite of what is expected of a lawman; that is to protect the people and the community from harm. If the witnesses are telling the truth, the victim (the 18-year-old) was fatally harmed by an officer of the law who delivered several shots to him while his hands were up in the air. The victim was executed. To add more injury to harm, the Ferguson Police Department seems to be protecting the offender, the officer that ...

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West County boil order has been lifted

Boil order advisory has been issued for West St Louis County. Due to a power outage at a Missouri American water treatment plant a boil order advisory has been issued for portions of Ballwin, Manchester and Town & Country.

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De Smet Jesuit falls, John Burroughs rolls in football openers

Hazelwood Central senior quarterback Mike Glass and senior running back Kevin Batt made life as miserable for the De Smet Jesuit defense as the blistering heat at Hazelwood Central on Saturday. Glass passed for 194 yards passing and ran for 122 yards on the ground while Batt ran for 125 yards on 12 carries and scored a pair of touchdowns as Hazelwood Central pounded the Spartans 49-24. All in all the Hawks rolled up 596 yards of offense on an overmatched De Smet Jesuit defense. The day was not a total loss for the Spartans though as junior quarterback Andrew Effer ...

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