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An eagle is magnificent but an albatross is unimaginable. Heck, for me a birdie is an accomplishment.
The Immigrant & Refugee Women’s Program’s (IRWP) clients come from Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia and dozens of other countries. While each of the women served has a different story and faces her own challenges, they all share a desire to learn. “One of our first questions when we meet them is, Why do you want to learn English?” says executive director Pat Joshu. “I’ve had several look at me and say that nobody has ever asked them that before: What do they want?”
Michael Russell is realizing his dream as a biology major at Webster University. Thanks to ACCESS Academies, he is the first person in his family to go to college.
Orlando’s has grown to be one of the biggest catering operations in St. Louis, and through the generations, the one thing that hasn't changed is family.
If there is anybody who had a more exciting prep career in West County over the last quarter of a century than Bobby Keppel, I would like to meet him. In 1999, Keppel was a star 6-foot-5-inch junior point guard for the De Smet Spartans. In the state championship game, De Smet squared off against the big, bad Vashon Wolverines, who had beaten them badly the year before. Keppel exploded for 19 points in the first half, and De Smet went on to win the state title, 70 to 64. Then in his senior year, Keppel won another state championship—this one was in baseball. Keppel was a flame-throwing righthander who threw 94 on the radar gun and hit homeruns with regularity. When he was on the mound, major league scouts always were behind the plate, all holding up radar guns.
Surprise! That was the word of the day at Clay Elementary School in North St. Louis, the site of KIDSMART’s 11th birthday party. The organization, which equips underserved students and their classrooms with basic school items, surprised 200 students last week with backpacks filled with supplies, balloons, cupcakes, and appearances by Rampage the Ram and Louie of the St. Louis Blues.
Big news in Ladue…A new tenant will be moving into the former Busch’s Grove space: EDGEWILD RESTAURANT & WINERY has announced that it is opening a second establishment at the landmark locale on Clayton Road. Owners ANDY and DEE DEE KOHN are again teaming up with restaurateur and EdgeWild proprietor CHRIS LAROCCA for the venture, which is slated to open in early summer. We’re told the new restaurant will have the same feel and experience as the original Chesterfield location; however, it will also have a greater emphasis on the bar and appetizer offerings, according to Andy Kohn. “It will be the new neighborhood watering hole.”
Mary Clare Heaney & Dr. Michael Williams Jr.
David and Kathleen Broughton of Chesterfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Chris Broughton, to Carolyn Gibbs, daughter of Thomas and Sheila Gibbs of River Forest, Ill.
The date was May 1983. The location was Jefferson City. The event was the Missouri State Track Meet. It may be the single best athletic achievement day for one high school athlete in our town’s history. Kirkwood senior, Alvin Miller, won the meet. That is, he won the state championship for Kirkwood by himself. Miller won four events: the 110 high hurdles, 300 intermediate hurdles, the 100 meters and the 200 meters.
Anthony Virdure knows no fear on the court. Whether attacking the teeth of a defense or taking the last shot with the game on the line, Virdure, a junior guard for the Lutheran North boys’ basketball team, will do whatever it takes to win.
FRIDAY, FEB. 10
FRIDAY, FEB. 3
Cameron Biedscheid will put you on a poster. He’ll rise up and dunk on your head. He’s done it before, he’ll do it again. Biedscheid will drop a three-pointer in your grill. He’ll jab step in your direction, step back, pull up and knock down that triple. If he’s done it once, he’s done it a thousand times.
FRIDAY, JAN. 20
FRIDAY, JAN. 13
I’m going to peer into my crystal ball and take a stab at what we might see in the local sports world over the next 12 months. I preface this by saying I’m terrible at predicting anything, let alone the future.
There are plenty of traditions that happen around the holiday season. Be it trimming the tree, enjoying the lights in Tilles Park or just getting together, this time of year is about holding onto the things we have known and loved in our lives.
The first fall postseason tournament is in the books as girls golf districts took place last week across the state. Most of the action happened Wednesday as several of the area’s top courses hosted district tournaments.
Dr. Robert Heaney and Dr. Susan Heaney of Ladue are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Clare Heaney, to Dr. Michael Stephen Williams Jr., son of Michael and Margaret Williams of Town & Country.
RICK GRAEFE / JOURNAL Visitation Academy co-captains (from left to right) Lydia Harlan, Courtney Young and Kathryn Brenner raise the Class 2 Championship trophy Saturday evening after defeating Notre Dame Sion.
Walter and Mary Guest of Frontenac are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Laura Trouquelle, to Brett Michael Scheland, son of Barry and Jerri Scheland of Trinity, Fla.
Mr. and Mrs. C.M. McDonald III are pleased to announce the engagement of their son, Ryan, to Julie Kathryn Conaty, daughter of Mr. Thomas Conaty Jr. and Mrs. Mary Conaty of Knoxville, Tenn.