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Editorial: To add big personality to your holiday gifts – shop small

Remember when Black Friday was an actual day – specifically the Friday after Thanksgiving? Sales, respectfully, didn’t start until the leftover turkey, dressing and pumpkin pies had grown cold. Then, in the wee hours of the morning, die-hard holiday shoppers would head into the cold to grab up gifts at “deeper than deep” discounts. Now Black Friday sales start popping up even before the Halloween decorations are back in the attic. Black Friday had personality when it was one crazy day. And the people who braved sleep deprivation, often freezing weather and limited quantities to get the last Cabbage Patch ...

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Protests

To the Editor: Yesterday (Nov. 16), once again, protestors shut down traffic in Clayton. It is ridiculous that the lawbreakers can disrupt regular citizens with no parade permit and suffer no consequences in the name of “political correctness.” When are the law-abiding citizens going to wake up and stand up for law and order regardless of race or ethnicity. John Schroeder Wildwood   

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Free fish

To the Editor: Each week I look forward to the delivery of West Newsmagazine in my mailbox free of charge. West gives me the opportunity to learn what is going on in the communities and schools and what is being discussed in terms of changes, developments and legislative issues. I also enjoy most of the letters to the editor, and Thomas Sowell always makes me think about things in a way I may not have done otherwise. I assume that the reason the paper is free is because the people who advertise realize that the publication is widely read by ...

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High school rowing

A pair of rowers from the St. Louis Rowing Club did well at the recent Head of the Hooch at Ross’s Landing Park in Chattanooga, Tennessee. The race was held on the Tennessee River and was hosted by Atlanta Rowing Club & Lookout Rowing Club. The team of John Jaeger, a senior at Ladue, and Hunter Wallace, a junior at Ladue, finished in second place with a time of 20 minutes, 24 seconds for the 5,000 meter race. Coach Andrew Black said he was pleased with their performance. “John and Hunter are among the best junior rowers in the country,” ...

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Amateur golf

Marquette’s Frankie Thomas won both of his matches in the recent 2014 Mid-America Junior Cup at Fox Run Golf Club. The Kansas City Golf Association and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association forged a 4-4 tie in the Junior Cup allowing the KCGA to return to western Missouri with the Mid-America Cup. “It was a great experience,” Thomas said. It was his first time playing on the Junior Cup team. “I was selected for the team because I won the Missouri Junior Amateur and I also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur,” Thomas said. “It meant a lot to be chosen because ...

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Peabody awards two Parkway educators

Shelly Farinella, counselor at Fern Ridge High, and Jason Lievanos, sixth-grade world geography teacher at West Middle, were surprised with Peabody Energy Leaders in Education awards. The Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with awards and recognition at an annual dinner reception. Award recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earn a $1,000 award. This year marks Farinella’s 21st year in Parkway. Before becoming a school counselor, she worked as a police officer for St. Louis County and the city of Chesterfield for approximately 10 ...

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High school swimming

Parkway West won the first Suburban Central Conference meet. It was a new league formed this year and included some teams from the former Suburban South. The Longhorns won that meet last year. Parkway West finished first with 477 points. Parkway Central came in second with 445 points. “The boys were very excited to win the conference meet.,” said coach Allison Zeller. All of their hard work throughout the season paid off with this victory.” The Longhorns’ Luke Christensen was a double winner in the 200 and 500 freestyle races. He won the 200 free in 1:50.49 and the 500 ...

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Business: Progress 64 West hosts 27th Excellence in Community Development Awards Banquet

PEOPLE Paul Goldblum, of Ballwin, has been named  president of  Ultra-Color Corporation, a full service printing company located in St. Louis. A third-generation leader of the company, Goldblum began his career at Ultra-Color Corporation in 1985. • • • Laura Davidson has joined St. Louis Community College-Wildwood as director of student services. Davidson holds a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a master’s degree in postsecondary counseling from the University of Kansas. • • • St. Luke’s Hospital’s Board of Directors has appointed Christine M. Candio as the hospital’s new president and chief executive officer, effective in January 2015. For ...

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Cyberbullying has to stop – pin it on

Clothespins are showing up all over Rockwood with an important message: Cyberbullying has to stop. The “Character Goes Viral: Students Stop Cyberbullying” campaign started at the CharacterPlus Student Summit when 80 students from regional high schools met and collaborated on the campaign, including students from Lafayette High. They created the hashtag #StartsWithUs to use on social media and spread the message by taking the “Clothespin Challenge.” Students write #StartsWithUs on a clothespin and “pin” it on a backpack or shirt of a friend. A photo or video of the “pinning” will be uploaded on social media, and everyone who gets ...

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Health Capsules: Walking at work

Walking at work Besides providing the physical benefits one might expect, working at a walking workstation can give mental health a boost, too. Faculty and students in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) recently evaluated 180 people who were working on computers either while seated, standing, cycling or walking. Researchers looked at workers’ levels of boredom, task satisfaction, stress, arousal and performance in each workstation scenario and found those working at walking workstations had better satisfaction and arousal and less boredom and stress than those at sitting and standing workstations. Comparatively, those at the cycling workstation ...

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