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Posted: Thursday, May 21, 2009 12:00 am | Updated: 10:11 am, Thu Nov 10, 2011.

When…Patricia Locke came personally to a trunk show of her jewelry at American Visions? Pictured: Locke, Christy O’Brien of American Visions and Deborah Rethmeyer of Patricia Locke Jewelry.

When…Gourmet FoodWorks celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony? The restaurant  is located at 8135 Maryland Ave. in Clayton. Pictured: Clayton Mayor Linda Goldstein and owner Milan Manjencich, center, with employees and customers.

When…Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club held its 49th anniversary alumni celebration and awards showcase? The event, ‘Take Wings to Fly,’ featured KTVI Fox 2’s Bonita Cornute and veteran broadcaster Bill Wilkerson as emcees. Pictured: Martin Mathews with a very special birthday gift, a Pittsburgh Steelers’ cap presented by Mathews-Dickey alum Carey Davis, a fullback with the Super Bowl champions.

When…fund-raising records were broken at the South Side Day Nursery’s (SSDN) annual ‘Champions for Children’ awards dinner and auction at the Ninth Street Abbey? More than $120,000 was raised for scholarships and family support services. In celebration of their commitment to SSDN, the St. Louis Unitarian Foundation for Children, Obata Design and  Dr. Patricia Wolff were honored. Pictured: executive director Anne Lowell with Pat Wolff and Derek Mays.

When…KSHE 95 listeners donated more than $9,000 to the Ronald McDonald House during the sixth annual Request-A-Thon? Listeners called in to request their favorite song in return for donations. Pictured: Carson Brown, who is staying at Ronald McDonald House while he undergoes treatment for brain cancer, sharing his story on the air.

When…Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation hosted its annual family retreat at the Millennium Hotel? Pictured: Emily and Turner Rapp, who was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes, Larry Soler of JDRF and Derek Rapp

When…Youth in Need held its 22nd annual ‘Celebration of Youth’ dinner and auction at Ameristar Casino Resort Spa? The event, which raised more than $250,000, honored Paul and Gwen Middeke for their longtime support. Pictured: Carol Conoyer, Cathy Glosier, president Jim Braun and Kim York.

When…Accountant Denise Pisciotta was awarded the ‘Woman of Courage’ award at the Multiple Sclerosis Society’s ‘Woman on the Move’ luncheon? The award recognizes a woman who sets an example in the way she handles the daily challenges of multiple sclerosis.

When…Richard Hemphill and Janet Heitzig of Hemphill Financial Group Inc. presented Pony Bird with a $5,000 grant from the Million Dollar Round Table (MDRT) Foundation? Pony Bird provides residential, recreational, educational and adult day programming services for individuals with severe mental and physical disabilities. Pictured: Hemphill, Pony Bird executive director Linda Dallas and Heitzig.

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