Caring and sharing: Mosby Building Arts kicks off annual toy drive

When it comes to happy kids around the holidays you can never start too early! Mosby Building Arts has begun their collection for the annual St. Louis Children’s Hospital Toy Drive and they aim to fill one of their box trucks with toys for the children. From now until mid-December, Mosby is collecting toys, culminating in a Stuff the Truck event on Dec. 13 from 10:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m. at the Mosby office, 645 Leffingwell Ave. in Kirkwood. Stuff the Truck will feature live broadcasts of both Mosby radio shows – Scott Mosby’s KMOX broadcast of “The Mosby Building Arts Home ...

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Great season gives Marquette high hopes heading into state swimming and diving meet

The Marquette Mustangs have had a season to remember and they would like to cap it off with a memorable state meet. The Missouri High School Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday (Nov. 7) and end Saturday at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Marquette finished with an 11-0 dual record. The Mustangs also won the Marquette Relays and the Lindbergh Invitational as well as the Suburban West Conference meet. Marquette set a school record for points scored in the conference meet. “I’ve been particularly proud to coach this group of boys,” Marquette coach Joe Schoedel said.  “At the ...

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Swimmers and divers who have qualified for state meet

The Missouri High School Boys State Swimming and Diving Championships begin Friday (Nov. 7) and endSaturday at the Rec-Plex in St. Peters. Here are the local qualifiers for the state meet. Chaminade Head Coach: Kevin Brennan Senior David Bader, senior Eric Byrne, sophomore TJ Halliburton, junior Jesse Jo, junior Justin Knasel, senior Chuck McKee, junior Michael Nester and senior Jack Reigel.  CBC Head Coach: Sean Dooley Junior Cole Robinson. De Smet Head Coach: Doug Maitz Senior Sam Davis. Eureka Head Coach: Sharon Wasson Sophomore Bartek Blaszczyk, sophomore, Nick Deatherage, junior Trent Esser, freshman Andrew Fessenden, junior Zach Figueroa, senior Matt ...

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Howell Central gets payback, beats Timberland in sectional round

Francis Howell Central had its soccer season ended at the hands of Timberland in a penalty-kick shootout loss in the Class 4 quarterfinals a season ago. The Spartans had been longing for a possible rematch with the Wolves since then. On Wednesday, the Spartans got their long-awaited chance and made the most of it, posting a 2-0 win at Liberty High. Howell Central (21-4-1), which won its fourth straight sectional crown, moves on to play host to Marquette in a Class 4 quarterfinal Saturday at 1 p.m. Neither team was able to generate much offense in the first half as ...

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Thomas Sowell – Voter Fraud and Voter I.D.

One of the biggest voter frauds may be the idea promoted by Attorney General Eric Holder and others that there is no voter fraud, that laws requiring voters to have a photo identification are just attempts to suppress black voting. Reporter John Fund has written three books on voter fraud and a recent survey by Old Dominion University indicates that there are more than a million registered voters who are not citizens, and who therefore are not legally entitled to vote. The most devastating account of voter fraud may be in the book “Injustice” by J. Christian Adams. He was ...

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Thomas Sowell – Random Thoughts

Random thoughts on the passing scene: • The great boxing champion Joe Louis once said about one of his opponents, who was known for his speed: “He can run but he can’t hide.” In the Congressional elections this year, many Democrats are running away from Barack Obama, but they can’t hide their record of voting for Obama’s agenda more than 90 percent of the time. • Now that the Western democracies have learned the hard way what the consequences are when you admit all sorts of people into your country — including people who hate both the principles and the ...

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Rossman supports American Heart Association

Rossman School was awarded the Mission Impact Award by the American Heart Association (AHA) at the St. Louis volunteer appreciation celebration on Sept. 13. Rossman has supported the AHA’s Jump Rope for Heart and Hoops for Heart fundraisers for over 25 years, raising more than $150,000 for heart research and health education. Last year, the school’s small group of 150 participants raised $15,757 through its two events. Rossman’s physical education teachers, Jenna Babcock and Larry Huusko, also were honored at the celebration for coordinating the annual fundraisers and advocating for the health and wellness of their students.

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Missouri Sports Hall of Fame 2014 inductions includes several local legendary figures

Legendary amateur golfer Jim Holgrieve and three outstanding high school coaches in MICDS’ Ron Holtman, St. Joseph’s Academy’s Maureen McVey and De Smet’s Rich Grawer will be among a total of 13 individuals and two American Legion baseball teams that will be inducted into the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in ceremonies on Thursday (Nov. 6) at the St. Charles Convention Center in St. Charles. The Enshrinement events will kick off with a 5 p.m. reception with the banquet and Enshrinement Ceremonies getting underway at 6 p.m. All festivities conclude around 9 p.m. Tickets for the Enshrinement are $125 each with ...

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Advertising in schools

Rockwood set to vote on policy changes concerning advertising The Rockwood School District Board of Education is set to vote Nov. 13 on final approval of planned changes to a district policy and a new regulation regarding advertising in schools. An initial vote was taken by the board on Oct. 16. Superintendent Eric Knost explained the reasoning behind the policy changes and new regulation, saying: “We need the updated policy and new regulation to offset potential issues that could come forward, because we’ve had questions on signage. This will keep us out of trouble.” The revised policy would allow schools ...

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