News briefs: Lucky’s Market opens in Ellisville

BALLWIN City ushers in new recycling program The city of Ballwin has received a grant from the St. Louis County Department of Health to purchase several trash/recycling receptacles for city facilities. The receptacles will be placed at The Pointe at Ballwin Commons, the North Pointe Aquatic Center, the Police Department and the Government Center. Signage to encourage recycling and explain ...

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Editorial: A nation of nomophobes

Admit it, you’re never more than a few steps away from some form of technology. Your computer sits in your lap or fits in your hand. Your phone is perpetually in your purse or pocket. It might even be in your ear, although bluetooth doesn’t seem to be as popular as it once was. If by some chance you leave ...

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Cover art questioned

To the Editor: With almost 30 out of the 68 profiled businesses with women as sole-owners or quoted directors, your cover illustration shows only male images. In 2014. Really? Lynne Gronefeld Creve Coeur

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In favor of the Lafayette greenhouse

To the Editor:  Speaking as a soon-to-be senior at Lafayette this fall, I approve of any plans to institute a greenhouse. Such a resource would be fully utilized to enrich the entire Lafayette community. I, myself, have learned many skills and gained experience in various areas via practical arts courses offered at Lafayette. I would appreciate the availability of even ...

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Responding to ‘Border Madness’

To the Editor: Here he goes again. Thomas Sowell in “Bordering on Madness” (West Newsmagazine, July 30) bemoans our lack of immigration policy and yet Republicans have refused to bring immigration reform to the table. They have blocked every effort to do so. President Obama has greatly increased border security but it takes money and the House has refused again ...

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Regarding ‘Applauding Gov. Perry’

To the Editor: The border madness is without a doubt a national disgrace. It is a moral failure that belies belief!! Children sent by desperate parents hundreds of miles alone with no food, money or an adult. We have to make some hard choices, painful as they might be. However Mr. Stoeffler’s solution (“Letters to the Editor,” West Newsmagazine, July ...

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Regarding Ellisville development

To the Editor: Wonder how much money it would take to entice enough businesses, and subsidize them if necessary, to revitalize the core business district of Ellisville? I am guessing that $10 million would be only a drop in the bucket. We now are treated to the election celebration of  how “We stuck it to Walmart.” We denied those rich ...

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Missouri finishes third in women’s Fore State Championship

Team Missouri finished third in the Fore State Championship hosted by Oklahoma at the Shangri-La Resort on Grand Lake. Oklahoma finished in first place with 15 points, while second-place Arkansas had 12 points. Third place Missouri 11 points and defending Champions Kansas finishing fourth with 10 points. This is the ninth win for Oklahoma. Missouri has won six titles, Arkansas ...

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Riordan leads Metropolitan Amateur championship by two strokes over Berkmeyer

Patrick Riordan had an almost flawless round to open the 24th Metropolitan Amateur on Thursday at Westwood Country Club. Riordan had seven birdies on his card to go with a lone double-bogey on the ninth hole to fire a 5-under 66. “I was kind of rolling until (No.) nine, doubled nine, turned the corner and settled down,” Riordan said describing ...

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Parkway takes 20 percent of speech and debate state titles

Parkway schools brought home three of the 15 state championship titles at the recent State Speech and Debate Tournament at the University of Missouri. Under the leadership of West High’s Cara Borgsmille-Hurst, Keerthi Gondi and Laura Santangelo won policy debate, while Noreen Webster won original oratory. In addition, Yasmin Younis took eighth in dramatic interpretation and Gondi also took sixth ...

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