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Baking bread for charity

Students at Ellisville Elementary put their baking skills to the test and donated their creations to two local food pantries. The students were learning, baking and sharing through the King Arthur Flour Bake for Good Program. “The students were proud of themselves for baking a loaf of bread, but also because they helped a family in need,” said fifth-grade teacher Cheryl Hunn. Students used math, science and reading skills to create two loaves of delicious bread – one to keep and one to share. They also collected 76 loaves of bread which will be donated to Circle Of Concern and ...

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Off the ice teamwork helps to get the job done

The Parkway West varsity hockey team can do more than skate and shoot the puck. As part of its annual giving back to others, the Longhorns conducted a community service event recently, helping out at Circle Star Ranch, a program of the Erin Eickmeier Foundation. Members of the team including coach Shawn Egan, treasurer Jay Ransom, board member Steve Russell and players Dirk Adams, Hasan Baig, Patrick Brawley, Jackson Fleming, Austin Gast, Chris Hanson, Jacob Ransom, Jack Russell, Andrew Schuchardt and Haydn Vance all participated. The team traveled 45 minutes to Circle Star Ranch in Valles Mines, Missouri, and spent ...

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Boys Basketball preview

It’s time to tip off another high school boys basketball season. CBC won the Class 5 state championship last year and the Cadets’ coach Justin Tatum has two starters back. Tatum is casting his squad as underdogs who will “need to play with a chip on our shoulder” this season. Chaminade will be competing with CBC for supremacy in the Metro Catholic Conference. Coach Frank Bennett’s Red Devils will be led by senior Jayson Tatum, the son of the CBC coach. Lafayette Coach Scott Allen’s team should be solid again; while De Smet Jesuit coach Kevin Poekler will have a ...

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Birthday celebration at The Little School

The Ascension Early Childhood Center – The Little School – celebrated its 20th birthday on Friday, Oct. 3. The Little School welcomed its first students in September 1995. Many things have changed throughout the past 20 years, but the philosophy and mission of the school have remained the same. The Little School offers Catholic early education to children two to five years of age. In addition to the proclamation presentation by Chesterfield Mayor Bob Nation, The Little School received a special blessing by Monsignor Dennis Stehly, visits from Juggling Jeff, the Bubble Bus, Monarch Fire Department and Chesterfield Police Department. ...

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Fighting against diabetes

November is National Diabetes Month, and students at Babler Elementary have come together to not only raise money for research but also help a fellow classmate. The Babler “Girls on the Run” team has been collecting “Dollars for Diabetes” in honor of Babler fourth-grade student Raquel Gebel. Proceeds will benefit The Jack and J.T. Snow Scientific Research Foundation and Washington University School of Medicine in their fight against Wolfram syndrome – the most severe form of diabetes. “My brother, J.T. Snow, and I started a foundation in order to help raise money and awareness for a disease that few people ...

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High school signings

Some area high school seniors signed letters of intent recently with universities. Here is a list of local signings: CBC Baseball: Shane Melbrod and Stephen Haring with Xaiver, Ryan Deering with the University of Illinois-Springfield and Ryan Vierling with Notre Dame. Track and field: Jerrick Powell with Howard University.   EUREKA    Baseball: Blake Clynes with Murray State. Cross country/track and field: Hannah Long with Stanford. Volleyball: Alexa McAndrew with St. Edward’s College and Ellen Schulz with Missouri S & T.   INCARNATE WORD ACADEMY Basketball: Napheesa Collier with Connecticut. Rowing: Abigale Rachel Lane with Kansas.   LAFAYETTE Lacrosse: Matt ...

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Rockwood Board votes down request to change policy development process

Rockwood’s Board of Education, on Nov. 13, failed to pass, by a 3-4 vote, a request to allow staff to investigate a proposed change in the district’s policy development procedure. Board Members Dominqué Paul, Rob Castle and Sherri Rogers voted in favor of the plan. A Problem/Issue/Need (PIN) form was completed by Paul, asking for a change in the procedure to include a question and answer session, or some opportunity for the community to participate during policy review meetings. “Now, people can listen in at these meetings but they can’t suggest anything,” Paul said. “The meetings don’t incorporate the public ...

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Canines take center stage at West County’s own Museum of The Dog

Each Thanksgiving, thousands leave the dinner table and head to the TV to watch champions compete – not on the gridiron but in the show ring. These champions are four-legged athletes vying for Best of Show honors at The National Dog Show. Locally, the event will be closely followed by Stephen George, executive director of the AKC Museum of The Dog. A unique facility located in the 1853 Jarville House within Queeny Park, the museum  houses the world’s largest collection of canine-related art and artifacts dedicated to man’s best friend. “There isn’t any other museum anywhere on the globe that’s ...

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Girl Scout award project promotes healthy eating

Converting a patch of earth into a children’s vegetable garden at her church’s preschool is Elise Kammeyer’s way to encourage healthy eating, fight childhood obesity and achieve her Girl Scout Gold Award project. The Girl Scout Gold Award is the highest national award that a Girl Scout can earn, with only about 1 percent of all Girl Scouts achieving this level. Kammeyer is a Parkway West senior and a Girl Scout Ambassador in Troop 472. “My project helped preschoolers learn about healthy food and their environment, along with some basic plant science,” Kammeyer said in a presentation at Lord of ...

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High school swimming

In the recent state swimming and diving championships at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters, Parkway North senior Jared Dachroeden finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1 minute, 45.74 seconds. Vikings coach Bart Prosser said he was impressed with Dachroeden’s performance. “It was a school record and his personal best,” Prosser said. “He also holds the 100 back school record and it was his personal best at state.” Dachroeden finished 10th at state in the 100 back with a time of 53.62 seconds. Last year, Dachroeden reached the finals but did not medal. The top eight at ...

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