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Federal Mandate Direct Deposit for SS Checks?

HR4646 - 1% tax on all bank transactions ? 
Experts Warn: Watch for this AFTER November elections

Ameren Donates Trees for Brendan’s Playground

The Brendan’s Playground tree-planting crew - Ameren Missouri staff and family members and Nelson Tree Service staff.

2012 POKÉMON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP


 David Wagner of O’Fallon Tops Competitors as State Champion 

LOCAL POKÉMON TRADING CARD GAME PLAYER PREVAILS AT

2012 POKÉMON STATE CHAMPIONSHIP

Unique Family Fun at Augusta's Best Kept Secret!

Cera and Mikey (our Mascot) enjoy a visit with the Easter Bunny at Aholt Farms in Augusta, Missouri 

Aholt Farms is a 'Must Do" for Kids of ALL ages!  

 Check THIS Out!

Adrenaline Explosion Cheerleaders - There Are Many Ways To WIN!

Adrenaline Explosion Cheerleading is hosting a showcase on Sunday, October 7, 2012, at 3pm. (Details below!)  AEC has cheer squads for ages 18 months and older for people of all abilities, boys and girls. They are equipped and able to include those with disabilities both physical and intellectual.

More info on AEC is available here (with some great pictures included) http://www.thescoopnewspaper.com/story/adrenaline-explosion-cheerleaders-there-are-many-ways-win03302012 AEC was started by Sara, then a 16-year-old cheerleader for Francis Howell North who had a passion to make sure that others, like her brother, could enjoy the physical and social benefits of cheer regardless of their disabilities. She is now a freshman cheering on scholarship for Lindenwood University and has recently been asked to serve on the national board for special needs cheerleading.

The BOMB squad is a squad specifically designed for individuals with disabilities, and several of our area kids are members of the squad (both from St. Charles County and other metro counties).  AEC holds practices at Chance's Pride Gym in O'Fallon, and they've invited those who are interested to come for a showcase to see how their squads perform.  Any families with a special needs child is then invited to stay for supervised and buddy-assisted cheer, tumbling, and playtime. (Chance's Pride is at 827 Midpoint Dr. in O'Fallon, just off Veteran's Memorial Pkwy between Bryan Rd and K)

Sunday, October 7, at 3pm, the AEC squads will demonstrate their competition routines, featuring the BOMB, TNT, and SWAT squads.  The AEC leadership will share a little about how the program works and the benefits of it to those who participate.  Then from 3:30pm - 5:30pm kids and sibs (ANY age with disabilities, sibs up to age 17) will have the opportunity to participate in a practice time/play time for just $5 donation per child, with structured games and activities, circuit tumbling around the gym (with appropriate physical restrictions or limitations per the parent request), supervised by the AEC leadership and many teen buddies who are a part of every BOMB squad practice. Parents are welcome to stay and watch OR you can go out for a bit of "parents only time"!

This is sure to be a really fun afternoon!  I'm excited that AEC has offered to do this for our community!  Feel free to invite family and friends to come and check it out as well.

 We DO need to know how many will be attending so that we can properly provide buddies and plan for space and activities.  Please RSVP by 9/24 with how many will be attending and the ages of the kids or individuals with DS/disabilities. 

There are more details being firmed up, including something yummy at the end of the afternoon!  More on that soon!  But make sure to save the date NOW on your calendar and plan to come and enjoy a fun afternoon!

 Recap: Sunday afternoon, October 7, 3pm showcase is FREE. Stay for 3:30-5:30pm active playtime for $5 donation to AEC. 

Let me know if you have any questions.  We want this to be something that all of our families can participate in and enjoy!

Contact Angela Schmitt @ 636-248-0386 to RSVP or with questions/concerns.

 

 

Who Do They Think They're Kidding?

 

Do you actually listen to some of the crazy remarks coming out of news reporters and politicians mouths over the media rduring this pre-election time period? Are you really listening to what the talking heads are saying? Has the media  become so politically polarized that we are unable to divide the truth from fiction?

Let's try using some common sense!

Family Homelessness Forum

More Families and Children Struggling with Homelessness
Forum Spotlight Troubling Trend

Today’s economy is changing the face of homelessness in our community, and more children and families are becoming homeless. In fact, nearly half of the homeless people in the St. Charles-Warren-Lincoln county region are under the age of 18, according to recent data from the 2012 Homeless Count conducted by the Community Council of St. Charles County.

Mayor Honors Tom McPheeter's 100th Birthday!

St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith presenting Key to the City to Tom McPheeters for his 100th birthday.

 

St. Charles Mayor Sally Faith presented the Key to the City to Tom McPheeters on Friday, March 16 at Fairwinds Rivers Edge, Five Star Fun Retirement Community in St. Charles celebrating his 100th birthday. Mr. McPheeters, who will reach the century mark on March 18, was honored with a “Taste of the Irish” Happy Hour Celebration.

Rural Missouri Announces Readers' Choice Awards

Lake of the Ozarks

For the first time since 2007, readers of Rural Missouri magazine have selected statewide winners in the publication's 11th annual Best of Rural Missouri Readers' Choice Contest.

Attorney General Koster Sues Five Telemarketers

Attorney General Sues Five Telemarketers
for Violation of Missouri’s No-Call Law

EDITOR'S NOTE:  Tune In and Follow His Actions

This Attorney General WORKS FOR THE PEOPLE!

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