Business: ‘Store of the Future’ opens

‘Store of the Future’ opens Ellisville community members recently joined AT&T Wireless team members for a grand opening celebration and ribbon-cutting at its new concept store located at 15924 Manchester Road. Dubbed a “Store of the Future,” the location features an updated modern design, interactive customer “experience zones” and other innovations. Hours for the new Ellisville AT&T store are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. PLACES STAGES St. Louis recently hosted Cheers!, its sixth annual gala benefiting the organization’s Education and Artistic Programs. This year’s cabaret-themed event, held ...

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Mustangs bring home season’s first big win

The Marquette Mustangs girls golf team won the first major tournament of the season when they captured the Summit Invitational championship at the Falls Golf Club. Marquette’s team score was 319 to top the 17-team field. The other team scores were: Fort Zumwalt South, 330; Cor Jesu, 333; St. Joseph’s, 339; Nerinx Hall, 341; Kickapoo, 342; Francis Howell, 344; Visitation, 345; Cape Notre Dame, 346; Lafayette, 347;  Parkway West, 367; Ursuline, 374; Eureka, 379; Parkway South, 390; Howell Central, 419; Rockwood Summit, 442; and Farmington, 512. Mustangs junior Allison Tichenor led Marquette with a 73 on the par-71 course to ...

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West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO

On Oct. 12, the 2nd Annual West Newsmagazine Better Living EXPO will return to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel in Chesterfield. Once again this year, the expo will provide residents the opportunity to meet with local businesses offering a wide range of products and services that make life better in our communities.

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Health Capsules: Mothers’ misperceptions

Mothers’ misperceptions Parents of overweight and obese school-aged children often do not perceive their kids as being at an unhealthy weight, according to a study published in the September issue of Pediatrics. For the study, researchers asked parents – primarily mothers – of children aged 6-11 if they thought their children were underweight, overweight or at just the right weight. Data was gathered in surveys taken from 1988-1994 and from 2005-2010. Compared to mothers surveyed earlier, those who were questioned from 2005-2010 were nearly 30 percent more likely to describe an obese child as being at just the right weight ...

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College baseball

Kevin Moulder, the head coach of  Rebels St. Louis Metro Collegiate Baseball, has accepted the head coaching position at Murray State University. As a player, Moulder was a league-leading pitcher and a Metro Collegiate All Star. He started his coaching career with Metro Collegiate. “We are very proud that Kevin has been such a large part of our organization on and off for the last 10-plus years,” said Marty Stein, Metro League president. “He is an outstanding young man and an excellent baseball coach. There’s no doubt he’ll be successful as he moves to the head coaching role at his ...

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Rockwood schools win national nutrition awards

The Center for Creative Learning (CCL) and Woerther Elementary have earned the Healthy Schools Program Bronze National Recognition Award for meeting best practice criteria established by the Healthy Schools Program Expert Panel and outlined in the Healthy Schools Program Framework. “Our school wellness council helped in supporting many programs at Woerther,” said physical education teacher Carol Earley. “A few programs we held were the annual VIP/Turkey Trot, Project A.C.E.S., Girls on the Run, and Read, Right, and Run program.” Director of Child Nutrition Services Carmen Fischer said Rockwood is moving toward a healthier lifestyle districtwide. She said she sees real ...

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New members elected to Rossman School Board

Rossman is pleased to announce its newly elected Board of Trustees members for the 2014-15 school year. They include: • Eric Engler, senior vice president and chief strategy officer at Ascension Health • Lucie Dempsey, community volunteer • Tony Garritano, electrical engineer at Telgaas, Inc. • Sam Sciortino, former Parkway administrator and former principal and head of school at Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School Board officers for the coming year are President Laura Padousis, vice president/secretary of Dierbergs Markets; Vice President David E. Kantrovitz Jr., chief executive officer/owner of Lexington Partners, Inc.; Treasurer Steven A. Busch, president of Krey ...

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Monarch Fire District to implement incentive-based safety program

The Monarch Fire Protection District has announced two efforts to emphasize safety and lower costs associated with workers’ compensation claims from on-duty accidents. Plans revealed at a recent Monarch Board of Directors meeting call for implementing an incentive-based program to reduce work-related injuries and completing a manual with safety-oriented practices and procedures covering substantially all work-related activities of on-duty personnel. Now nearing completion, the manual already has drawn accolades from Missouri Employers Mutual, the district’s workers’ compensation insurance carrier. According to Monarch Directors Robin Harris and Jane Cunningham, the insurer has described the safety book as one of the best ...

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Ellisville considers texting while driving ban

Ellisville could join the ranks of local municipalities taking a hard stance on texting and driving. At a City Council work session on Sept. 3, Ellisville city staff was directed by council vote to draft an ordinance prohibiting the use of handheld devices by drivers within the city. The subject was put on the agenda by Councilmember Gary Voss (District 1), who said he feels it is something the city needs to enforce, due to the amount of accidents caused by inattentive drivers using devices while driving. Prior to the vote, councilmembers discussed how the ordinance should read. The original ...

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Ballwin asked to join clean energy effort

A spokesman for the Missouri Clean Energy District (MoCED) has asked the city of Ballwin to join a program designed to encourage commercial and industrial property owners to invest in energy efficiency and renewable energy systems. David Pickerill, executive director of MoCED’s Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program, told the Ballwin Board of Aldermen at its Sept. 8 meeting that the city would not incur any costs if it approved an ordinance joining the statewide effort. Under terms of legislation approved in 2010, property owners in participating cities, villages, towns and counties are eligible for low-cost funds to finance energy-saving ...

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