Mature Focus: News and Notes

When it comes to socializing after age 50, nothing beats face-to-face contact, according to findings of a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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Eureka wins first boys conference swim meet, Wasson announces retirement

It’s been a long time coming but the Eureka Wildcats boys swimming team has won a conference meet and it came in what will be Sharon Wasson’s last season as the head coach. The Wildcats captured the recent Suburban West Conference meet at Lindbergh. Eureka won with 518 points. The other team scores were: Marquette, 508.5; Lindbergh, 347; Lafayette, 301; Parkway South, 172.5; Oakville, 103; and Mehlville, 81. “This is the first conference win in history,” Wasson said. “We have placed second and third several times but never won.” This was not a win-one-for-the-Gipper, Wasson said, but she noted it ...

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Wildwood pedicurist charged with child molestation

On Friday, Oct. 30, the St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office issued charges on Lee Dong, 45, of the 4300 block of Seibert, St. Louis, MO 63128, for one count of Sodomy in the 2nd Degree and one count of Child Molestation in the 2nd Degree. Dong is being held on a $25,000 cash only bond. According to the probable cause statement, on Sept. 27, a 15-year-old girl told police that Dong, a stranger to her, was giving her a pedicure when he reached between her legs and touched her vagina over her clothing. An officer from the St. Louis ...

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Photo of the Week: Paying respect

“The residents of Fairhaven subdivision in Wildwood recently honored their friend and neighbor Jim Thompson, who passed away on Sept. 30, by placing American flags on his front lawn." - Don Hollingsworth, Wildwood

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Free meal for veterans 

McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants will thank U.S. military veterans by offering a complimentary lunch or dinner entrée to them on Sunday, Nov. 8 in recognition of Veteran’s Day.

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Thomas Sowell – Ignoring the Obvious

Thomas Sowell

A recent, widely publicized incident in which a policeman was called to a school classroom to deal with a disruptive student has provoked all sorts of comments on whether the policeman used "excessive force."

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History roundtable to review concentration camp liberation

The Military History Roundtable’s Nov. 11 meeting will focus on the liberation of Nazi concentration camps and will feature comments from both a survivor of one camp and a local historian whose latest book tells of American soldiers’ experiences in freeing the prisoners.

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