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Lafayette Lancers win fourth consecutive state volleyball title

The Lafayette volleyball program stands in elite company. The Lancers became only the third school in state history to win four Class 4 girls state championships in a row. West Plains did it first from 1984-87. St. Joseph’s Academy accomplished it from 1990-93. Now, it’s Lafayette’s turn. Lafayette (27-7-2) defeated St. Joseph’s Academy 25-20, 25-20 at the Show-Me Center in Cape Girardeau Nov. 1. It was the third title for coach Zach Young. Assistant coach Steve Burkard won the first championship before stepping down to become an assistant. The Lancers had four starters back from last year’s (38-1-2) squad . ...

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Marquette again wins Suburban West Conference

The Marquette Mustangs won their second consecutive Suburban West Conference swim meet and set a record doing it. The event was held at Lindbergh. The Mustangs finished first with 539 points. That set a school record for points scored in the conference meet. Eureka was second with 390 points. Lafayette placed third with 359 and Parkway South came in fifth with 187. The conference title capped a season to remember for Marquette. The Mustangs finished 11-0 in duals. The team also was the Marquette Relay champion and the Lindbergh Invitational champion. “I’ve been particularly proud to coach this group of ...

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‘Mini-Mudder’ brings hundreds of kids to Barat Academy

Barat Academy, a faith based college preparatory high school located in Chesterfield, held its first Mini-Mudder event on Oct. 4. This event was the first of its kind exclusively for kids age four to 14. Over 500 kids participated from as close as St. Louis and St. Charles counties to as far away as Lake of the Ozarks; Quincy, Illinois; Kansas City; Louisville, Kentucky; and even Minnesota and Arizona. “It was a fabulous event that spread like wildfire through social media conversations,” said Debby Watson, president of Barat Academy. “Over 500 kids ran the 1.2-mile course in teams, helping each ...

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Editorial: Walk on by

On Nov. 6, a woman named Alice made an impassioned plea on Facebook: “Please do not do business at the Chesterfield Mall Bath & Body Works!!” She went on to say: “I was very disappointed today while on a field trip with my Special Education students. They were given an assignment to find stores on their own and locate a product and write down information about the product.” She explained that, while the task seems easy, it “is an important skill these students are still learning.” “As we got ready to walk into Bath & Body Works we were met ...

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Driving on Manchester

To the Editor: Dear drivers on Manchester: Can we all be a little bit nicer to each other? As new resident of Ballwin living directly off Manchester Road, I’d like to send out a kind request. Please, be kind when driving on Manchester. Put down your phone, pay attention, don’t block intersections, let someone go in front of you and please – if someone lets you in, give that person a wave! Be kind and say thanks! Since moving to Ballwin in July I’ve been so disappointed driving on Manchester. My rule of thumb is to let someone in when ...

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The voters have spoken

To the Editor: The voters have spoken. They voted for a Democratic party opportunity to adopt the blueprint for obstructionism and gridlock followed so effectively by Mitch McConnell and John Boehner during their years of openly advocating opposition against any bill which might make this president look good — even bills originated by Republicans and subsequently supported by Obama. The immediate question seems to be: Will the president and Democratic leaders adopt that blueprint or will they step up and actually try to find ways to get along with the Republican Congress by employing a new “what’s good for the ...

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Responding to ‘It’s a matter of trust’

To the Editor: The Nov. 5 editorial “It’s a matter of trust” completely ignored the fact that the Monarch Fire Protection District Directors were overwhelmingly elected by the voters/taxpayers of the Fire District. They did not appoint themselves to this position and their mission is no different than any other elected officials, be it legislative bodies or other local boards. They seek to affordably provide quality services to the public. I was elected to serve as a Monarch Director for more than 13 years. During my first seven years on the board, my votes consistently gave the firefighters and their ...

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Westminster administrators travel to Seoul

Westminster Christian Academy’s partner school, Saemmul Christian Academy (SCA) in Seoul, South Korea, celebrated the dedication of its new campus in mid-October and Westminster administration was on hand for the celebration. Construction on the school’s new campus was completed in the summer, allowing Saemmul students to begin the 2014-15 academic year in the new building this fall. To celebrate the school’s new facility, SCA hosted a national conference, inviting Christian educators and administrators from schools throughout the country to attend. Westminster head of school emeritus Jim Marsh and best-selling Christian author Philip Yancey were keynote speakers for the event. Westminster ...

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Progress 64 West to honor business, student achievement

Civic partnership group Progress 64 West, a nonprofit alliance of area citizens and business leaders that promotes development along the I-64 corridor from I-270 westward to I-70, will hold its annual awards banquet on Nov. 26  at Chesterfield’s DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel. The group is set to honor a select list of area businesses and individuals with its Excellence in Community Development Awards. This year’s corporate and organizational honorees include Flat World Supply Chain, an O’Fallon, Missouri-based logistics and supply chain management company; Junior Achievement of Greater St. Louis; Medical Transportation Management (MTM), which provides non-emergency transportation to Medicaid beneficiaries ...

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Grandparents among special honored guests

On Friday, Oct.17, Chesterfield Day School welcomed over 250 guests to the school’s annual Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day. The morning started with “Around the World,”a musical presentation featuring students in preschool though grade six. The performance, directed by music teacher Jan Schaberg, featured a collection of popular children’s tunes from across the globe. Grandparents and friends also were invited to tour classrooms, meet teachers, and learn more about Chesterfield Day School.

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