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Bulletin Board: Emma O’Brien Scholarship awarded

Emma O’Brien Scholarship awarded Valley Park High graduate and future Maryville Saint Daria Cwiklowski was presented with a college scholarship, courtesy of Meramec Valley Bank. At a ceremony held at Valley Park High, Senior Vice President/Lending Officer Jim Jones awarded the Emma O’Brien Scholarship to Cwiklowski. In doing so, he noted that “the Emma O’Brien Scholarship is named in honor of an outstanding employee who never missed a day of work in her more than 60 years with Meramec Valley Bank.”   Walk-A-Thon held for Ronald McDonald House The National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Des Peres ...

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We are Americans

Last week was the Fourth of July. There were barbecues and fireworks, concerts and celebrations. Plenty of air time was given to songs about America and what it means to be an American. But today, life is back to normal. We’re back to arguing about everything from health care to homeland security to our nation’s role in world crises. Last week, politicians gave speeches and for a few minutes or even a few hours the flames of  our patriotism may have been stoked by their words. But today – do you remember a word of what they said? Here’s one ...

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Enacting Article V of the U.S. Constitution

To the Editor: Many of us in St. Charles County are convinced that the federal government, over several decades, has expanded its authority and control of citizens’ lives in many ways. In recent years this trend has increased its scope. It seems to me, and many others, that the federal government – all branches – is very unlikely to begin reducing its influence and control on the populace. While we might make some small inroads into correcting this dilemma – even if some significant number of more conservative representatives and senators are elected – the very same dynamics we currently ...

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‘The problem with politicians’ responses

To the Editor: Your June 25 editorial “The Problem with Politicians” addresses a very important issue. But it’s not as if we, as citizens and voters, don’t have control over this. We have simply let the system get away from us. Frequently, we elect people for all the wrong reasons, They tell us what we want to hear and we are willing to believe it. Or they run disgusting ads (funded by big money interests) and we cast our votes on the basis of those ads. Or we look first at gender or ethnicity or whoever is the most photogenic ...

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Economic Development in Ellisville

To the Editor: I read in wonderment the article on the filling of the Economic Development Commission in Ellisville (West Newsmagazine, June 25). I wonder, “If a K-Mart closes, can Walmart now be built? One of the reasons Walmart was not built was because it would put out of business the so called “mom and pop” stores, which I think some in the community cited. Maybe the newly hired economic development consultant, Eugene Norber, could approach Walmart to see if they would like to build a store on the corner of Clarkson and Manchester or at the empty Best Buy ...

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Cheak leaving CBC to take over SLUH volleyball club

When the CBC Cadets volleyball club takes the court in the spring of 2015, it will have a new leader on the bench. Longtime coach Jeff Cheak is leaving to take over as head coach at St. Louis University High School. Cheak formally accepted the SLUH job early last week. In eight seasons at the helm at CBC, Cheak fielded one of  the area’s most competitive programs in and out of the Metro Catholic Conference. Cheak’s CBC squads went 145-65 during his tenure there and the Cadets finished 20-11 while making the state title match. Also, under Cheak’s direction, CBC advanced to the ...

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High school all-conference baseball teams

Here are the high school boys all-conference baseball teams that were submitted. Suburban West 2014 all-conference team: Player of the year: OF Matt Scheibel, sr., Marquette Coach of the year: John Meyer, MarquetteFirst team P Ryan Brady, sr., Oakville; P Willie Buskuehl, sr., Fox; P Mitch Carr, sr., Marquette; P Winston Chien, sr., Marquette; P Ian Cassidy, sr., Parkway South;  P Bo Highfill, jr., Eureka;  P Tyler McMurray, sr., Lafayette; C Cameron Collier, jr., Parkway South; C Eric Hipp, jr., Oakville; C Tyler Wood, sr., Marquette; INF Luke Bakula, sr., Parkway South; INF Jake Drysdale, sr., Fox; INF Keith Grieshaber, ...

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High school girls soccer all-conference teams

Here are the high school girls all-conference soccer teams that were submitted.  Suburban West 2014 all-conference girls team: First team F Abby Pulliam, jr., Eureka; F Sarah Sodoma, fr., Parkway South; F Sydney Vaughn, sr., Marquette; M Jessica Haller, so., Eureka; M Alex Harms, so., Fox; M Lauren Lottmann, jr., Marquette; M Victoria MacIntosh, fr., Parkway South; M Maggie Pike, sr., Oakville; M Taylor Schneider, jr., Lafayette; M Alison Wade, sr., Mehlville; D Amanda Degunia, so., Lindbergh; D Jessica Dunlap, jr., Marquette; D Mackenzie Giegling, sr., Lindbergh; D Mackenzie Giorgi, jr., Mehlville; D Kayla Hezel, sr., Mehlville; D Erin McGhee, ...

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High school boys volleyball all-conference teams

Here are the high school boys volleyball all-conference teams that were submitted. Suburban West 2014 all-conference boys team: First team S Ryan Hoyer, sr., Mehlville; S Joe Kimerlie, jr., Marquette; OH George Diehl, jr., Lindbergh; MB Tyler Bequette, sr., Lindbergh; OH Michael Chard, sr., Lafayette; OH Alex Gettinger, fr., Lafayette; S Matt Reinsel, jr., Lindbergh; MB Ryan Mueller, sr., Lafayette; RS Evan Huck, sr., Lindbergh. Second team MB Brandon Warren, Mehlville; OH Sam Pourcillie, sr., Oakville; MB Sean Kroner, jr., Marquette; MB Dalton Loos, jr., Marquette; S Chris Wagan, Parkway South; S Jakob Jozwiakowski, sr., Lafayette; S Colton Inman, Fox; ...

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High school boys water polo all-conference teams

Here is the high school water polo all conference teams that were submitted. 2014 All District Teams First Team Geoffery Berger, Kirkwood; Jack Brauer, SLUH; Victor Castro, SLUH; Zach Holtgrewe, De Smet; Chandler Klemm, Parkway West; Tommy Stupp, MICDS; Deep Goal: Toni Malbasic, Lindbergh; Shallow Goal: Toni Malbasic, Lindbergh. Second Team Trent Davis, Parkway South; Daniel Diemer, John Burroughs; Josh Emde, Parkway West; Collin Ladd, Ladue; Michael McWard, Parkway North; Kevin Steinhouse, John Burroughs; Deep Goal: Daniel Diemer, John Burroughs; Shallow Goal: Arthur Larson, SLUH. Third Team Colin Derdeyn, SLUH; Ethan Finlinson, Lindbergh; Grant Keesling, Parkway West; Nicholas Klemm, Parkway ...

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