Amateur golf

Marquette’s Frankie Thomas won both of his matches in the recent 2014 Mid-America Junior Cup at Fox Run Golf Club. The Kansas City Golf Association and Metropolitan Amateur Golf Association forged a 4-4 tie in the Junior Cup allowing the KCGA to return to western Missouri with the Mid-America Cup. “It was a great experience,” Thomas said. It was his first time playing on the Junior Cup team. “I was selected for the team because I won the Missouri Junior Amateur and I also qualified for the U.S. Junior Amateur,” Thomas said. “It meant a lot to be chosen because ...

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Now open: technology grant cycle

The Innovative Technology Education Fund’s (ITEF) 2015 grant cycle has opened, and schools and teachers in St. Charles County can now submit applications to receive grants to advance innovation and technology in their classrooms. Since 2006, ITEF has provided in excess of $1.5 million in grants to area schools, allowing them to transform libraries into “makerspaces,” introduce robotics and animation to elementary art students, and put computers with advanced software in the hands of middle school students. Last year, ITEF awarded a total of $358,543 through six grants averaging approximately $51,000 each. ITEF’s unique model allows them to use existing ...

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Peabody awards two Parkway educators

Shelly Farinella, counselor at Fern Ridge High, and Jason Lievanos, sixth-grade world geography teacher at West Middle, were surprised with Peabody Energy Leaders in Education awards. The Leaders in Education program rewards dedicated and compassionate educational professionals with awards and recognition at an annual dinner reception. Award recipients are selected throughout the school year by a committee of top educators and business leaders and each earn a $1,000 award. This year marks Farinella’s 21st year in Parkway. Before becoming a school counselor, she worked as a police officer for St. Louis County and the city of Chesterfield for approximately 10 ...

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District wins budget award for ninth year

For the ninth consecutive year, the Francis Howell School District has won the Meritorious Budget Award from the Association of School Business Officials International. The award is conferred only to school systems that have met or exceeded the Meritorious Budget Award criteria. The award was for the 2014-15 budget, prepared by Chief Financial Officer Kevin Supple with assistance from Director of Finance Cindy Reilmann and the finance department staff. The 2014-15 budget includes over 400 pages and contains not only the official budget, but also background and summary materials. The budget material is presented via narratives, charts and graphs to ...

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Thomas Sowell – A Legacy of Liberalism

Supreme Court Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes said there were “phrases that serve as an excuse for not thinking.” One of these phrases that substitute for thought today is one that depicts the current problems of blacks in America as “a legacy of slavery.” New York Times writer Nicholas Kristof asserts that there is “overwhelming evidence that centuries of racial subjugation still shape inequity in the 21st century” and he mentions “the lingering effects of slavery.” But before we become overwhelmed, that evidence should be checked out. The evidence offered by Mr. Kristof in the November 16th issue of the New ...

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Thomas Sowell – What Happened?

Just what happened last week on election day? And what is going to happen in the years ahead? The most important thing that happened last week was that the country dodged a bullet. Had the Democrats retained control of the Senate, President Obama could have spent his last two years in office loading the federal judiciary with judges who share his contempt for the Constitution of the United States. Such judges — perhaps including Supreme Court justices — would have been confirmed by Senate Democrats, and could spend the rest of their lifetime appointments ruling in favor of expansions of ...

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Rockwood Drug-Free Coalition holds PSA substance abuse video/poster contest

Announced during Red Ribbon Week this October, the Rockwood Drug -Free Coalition kicked off its substance abuse prevention video/poster contest, which is open to all middle school and high school youth who attend school or live in the Rockwood School District area. The Coalition encourages art, graphic design and broadcasting teachers to support the contest by encouraging student participation and incorporating the project into their curriculum where possible. The entry deadline is Jan. 30, 2015. Winners will be selected by an independent panel of five judges and announced in February. Entries must share an alternative to alcohol or drug use ...

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Wildwood City Council to vote on lower speed limit for Centaur Road

To address some drivers who are traveling up to 30 miles per hour over the current speed limit, Wildwood’s City Council is set to vote Nov. 24 on final approval of legislation that would reduce the speed limit on Centaur Road, between a railroad crossing near the city’s boundary with Chesterfield and Eatherton Road, from 45 to 35 miles per hour. The rest of Centaur, between Wild Horse Creek Road and the railroad crossing, would remain at the current 30 mph limit. Ryan Thomas, the city’s director of public works, has told the Council that the current 45 mph segment ...

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