Loving God. Loving Others. Serving Both.

Pastor Josh Wright desires to make a difference in the community, the nation and ultimately the mission fields of the world by planting the new Riverside Baptist Church in Chesterfield. It is his conviction the area is in need of a church like Riverside Baptist in order to reach those who do not currently attend church and help them grow in their relationship with God. After graduating from Pensacola Christian College, Wright spent eight years in ministry at the First Baptist Church of Milford, Ohio, where he served as music director and singles director, as well as a teacher and ...

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Personal guide to the world

Guidester solves the overwhelming problem of travel planning by creating customized guidebooks based on individualized interests, needs and travel style. Jack Baumann, founder and CEO, formed Guidester to share his travel expertise acquired from visiting more than 30 countries and 300 cities to help people make richer and more rewarding memories. Passionate about local culture, the staff understands the desire to see well-known sites but they also want to make sure clients feel the excitement associated with finding hidden treasures off the beaten path. They curate the best information from reputable local bloggers, writers and discerning experts like themselves. The ...

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Second Half Coach

Just like players in the second half of a football game, people over 40 are considered to be in their second half of life.  That’s when Dan Sides, founder of Second Half Coach, gives clients a speech to get them ready for the next half.  Even though everyone knows how the game ends, he emphasizes there’s still time to make the most of the journey. Watching his father spend his last years in a full-care facility left a lasting impression on Dan. He made the commitment he would not “go out that way” and vowed to help others who felt ...

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Specialists in Medicare options

In 2007, Randy Schrupp parlayed his more than 25 years experience in the field of worker’s compensation insurance into the Medicare insurance industry. Today, Schrupp Senior Services, operated by Randy, his wife Mary and his son Todd, has successfully enrolled nearly 800 senior clients in various Medicare plans. Schrupp Senior Services makes the task of sorting through the overwhelming number of solicitations from Medicare providers and plans less daunting by helping Medicare eligible adults understand and differentiate between the options. As a broker, Schrupp represents numerous plans and providers, allowing for an impartial comparison of the benefits of one plan ...

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Cozy spa for relaxation and rejuvenation

As a young artist, Candy Dietrich-Ganz found the hair to be a wonderful palette for creativity. From color to cutting, there are so many ways to change a look and how a person feels. Upon mastering the art of hair, it was only natural for her to expand her design creations to skin and nails. Inspired by the advances in the beauty industry, Dietrich-Ganz opened Elegant Designs Day Spa in 1996, the first day spa in West County. Elegant Designs is a cozy spa with a loyal following. The unique location provides a quiet escape from the hustle and bustle ...

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Remodeling St. Louis one home at a time

For more than 45 years Dalco Home Remodeling has been fulfilling the dreams of its customers throughout St. Louis with well designed, hand crafted remodeling projects. From kitchen and bath remodels, to new roofs, Dalco is dedicated to making each remodeling project a dream come true. The commitment to quality extends to every part of a remodeling project: from design to project scheduling to construction to customer service. They work with each customer to prevent project delays, cost overruns and to minimize disturbance while work is being performed. Their expert consultants strive to create a project that suits the style, ...

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Pickleball, 5K competitions return

This year marks the 35th anniversary of the Ballwin Days 5K and 1-mile runs. The run starts at 8 a.m. on Sunday, June 12, and begins in the heart of Vlasis Park. Registration is available online at www.ballwin.mo.us, or in person at The Pointe. Parking is available in the park in various lots, unlike during daily hours of the festival, when only offsite parking is available. Returning to Ballwin Days for its second year is the Pickleball Tournament on Saturday, June 11, starting at noon. Players should arrive early to the Target or Lowe’s parking lots to catch a shuttle ...

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‘Surf’s Up’ at Ballwin Days parade; pancake breakfast debuts

The Ballwin Days Parade, a festival favorite since 1978, is set for Saturday, June 11. This year’s theme is “Surf’s Up,” so dig out the Hawaiian shirts and leis. Ballwin Days is proud to have Louie Blues, the mascot of the St. Louis Blues, as its parade Grand Marshal this year. Other special guests include the first Miss Ballwin Days from 1978 and the Big Red Cheerleaders Alumni. The parade steps off at 9 a.m. on Steamboat Lane adjacent to Ballwin Baptist Church, proceeds north to Kehrs Mill Road, then turns east into Vlasis Park and ends on Park Drive ...

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Tom Shaw: Fostering Progress Through Open Dialog And Inclusiveness

By Susan E. Sagarra [This article originally appeared in West Newsmagazine in February 2005.] Tom Shaw has a simple philosophy on relationships between people and how they communicate on important issues. His philosophy could serve as a good lesson in today’s climate of heated debate and lack of compassion and understanding for other people’s viewpoints. “I like to sit down and exchange good, honest, open dialogue, not debate,” Shaw said. “People should learn and not sell; exchange ideas but don’t try to overpower anybody. We can learn so much from each other if we just sit down and listen to ...

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