Mature Focus: News and Notes

‘Best Nursing Home’ U.S. News & World Report has named St. Luke’s Surrey Place a “Best Nursing Home.” The skilled nursing facility earned the highest possible rating of five stars in the publication’s ratings, which highlight the best of the nation’s nearly 16,000 nursing homes. St. Luke’s Surrey Place, located at 14701 Olive Blvd. in Chesterfield, features private and semi-private rooms. There are 120 skilled nursing unit beds and 20 residential rooms for those needing minimal assistance. For the annual ratings, U.S. News & World Report utilizes data from the federal Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, which assigns a ...

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Business: Celebrating 20 years of serving cyclists

PEOPLE Several new real estate agents have joined Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Alliance Real Estate at its Town & Country office, including (clockwise from left) Dawn Munaco, Kelly Shaw, Gary Tegler, and Bryan Vancil. • • • Balaban’s Tapas and Wine Bar has promoted Hollie Hollensbe, a local graduate of Le Cordon Bleu College of Culinary Arts, to event manager. Hollensbe will run Balaban’s catering and events programs both offsite and in the restaurant’s new banquet and private event space. • • • St. Louis County Executive Charlie Dooley has named Diane Buhr to serve on the Productive Living Board for ...

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Eureka High’s Hannah Long earns four titles at state track meet

Hannah Long doing well on the track is not surprising, but the Eureka standout recently outdid herself in the Class 4 state track and field meet. In the annual meet at Dwight T. Reed Stadium in Jefferson City, Long competed in four events for the first time and won them all. “I am very proud of my accomplishments at state this year,” said Long, who will be a senior this fall. “Winning four events this year meant a lot to me because I think it shows my strength and how I’ve grown as a runner.” Long captured the Class 4 ...

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Dolan ready to tee it up in defense of state Women’s Amateur Championship

It’s a busy time for Catherine Dolan, who has a big golf to-do list. First, she begins the defense of her Missouri Women’s Golf Association Amateur Championship this week at the Golf Club of Creekmoor in Raymore. Next week, Dolan will play in the USGA’s Women’s Amateur Public Links at the Home Course in DuPont, Wash. The tournament begins Monday (July 14). The Parkway West and Missouri State graduate is planning on going to “Q School” at the end of August in an attempt to turn professional. But first, Dolan has the state tournament to play. It begins Tuesday (July ...

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Sports Briefs: Local triathletes earn right to compete on world stage

Local triathletes earn right to compete on world stage Three area athletes have qualified to represent the United States in the world triathlon championships. The athletes recently participated in the USA Triathlon Long Course National Championships in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Chris Beuer, of Chesterfield; Jen Hankins, of St. Louis; and Matthew Zupan, of Wildwood, each earned spots on Team USA by finishing in the top 20 in their respective age group categories in the Half Ironman distance race. They will compete at the World Championships to be held in Sweden in the summer of 2015. Zupan, 18, finished first in ...

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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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Parkway approves acceptance of Normandy transfer students

Parkway’s Board of Education, at a special meeting on June 27, approved allowing transfer students from the Normandy School District who attended its schools in the 2013-14 school year to return to Parkway for the 2014-15 school year. The board vote was 5 to 0 with Tom Appelbaum and Kim Appelbaum absent. Superintendent Keith Marty said that about 40 students came from Normandy last year, and 33 have asked to come back. He said the number of Normandy students asking to return is relatively small, especially since they are spread throughout Parkway’s 28 schools. He also noted that since last ...

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Loss of Ruth Schrader Arft is a loss to Ballwin, West County community

With her warm personality, professionalism and spirit of community volunteerism, Ruth Schrader Arft, who passed away June 18 at the age of 92, made a difference in the lives of so many who knew her and the family business she co-owned, Schrader Funeral Homes & Crematory in Ballwin and Eureka Son-in-law Dennis Goethe, vice president of Schrader and married to Arft’s only child Peggy Arft-Goethe, said his mother-in-law was “not just part of this business and family, but very much a part of the Ballwin community where she lived most of her life.” Arft died of complications of cancer. She ...

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Wildwood decides against widening part of Wild Horse Creek Road

Wildwood’s City Council on June 23 approved an asphalt resurfacing contract for Wild Horse Creek Road, but councilmembers declined to provide more of a shoulder and passing lanes as part of that work. The council gave final approve to legislation authorizing Mayor Tim Woerther to execute a contract for up to $903,000 on behalf of the city with L. Krupp Construction for the resurfacing of Wild Horse Creek Road from Hwy. 109 to Hwy. 100, Main Street, Plaza Drive, Eastgate Lane, Fountain Place and Market Avenue. Ryan Thomas, the city’s director of public works/city engineer, previously had told the council ...

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