Thursday, November 15, 2012
Graveside services for this Wildwood resident will be held in the spring in western North Carolina.
Karen Smith (nee Noblett) died Nov. 7. She was a resident of Wildwood. She was the wife of Allen C. Smith. She was the mother of Adam (Tracie) and Mark (Lauren) Smith, and grandmother of Dana Kelly Smith. She was the sister of Marabeth Ingry Plemmons and Edward, Steven and Alton Noblett, and the daughter of the late Carl Haskell Noblett and Ruth Parrott. She was born and raised in western North Carolina, had a strong Methodist faith, was educated at Blanton's Business College in Asheville, NC. She retired from Monsanto Corporation in 1997. She was an avid supporter of the Susan G. Komen Foundation. Graveside services will be held in the spring in western North Carolina. Arrangements are being handled by Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory…
Friday, November 2, 2012
LETTER TO THE EDITOR in support of Proposition B: "We have a moral imperative to do everything we can to reduce the toll of this devastating disease on families in our state and our country."
Thirty-five people a day die from cancer in Missouri. One-third of those deaths are directly attributable to tobacco use. That loss of life is tragic—and it’s preventable. Missourians have the opportunity Nov. 6 to take direct aim at cancer with a yes vote on Proposition B. The ballot measure would increase the state cigarette tax by 73 cents and invest $283 million a year into Missouri schools and programs to prevent tobacco use. Tobacco taxes have been proven to be the most effective way to reduce smoking rates and to help prevent kids from starting the deadly habit. If passed, Prop. B would compel more than 33,000 adult smokers in Missouri to quit and prevent more than 40,000 kids from ever becoming addicted. The bottom line for …
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
The American Cancer Society offers tips regarding how to create an atmosphere of productivity, high energy and health.
Employees can be encouraged to follow a healthy lifestyle at work by making smart choices, stated an American Cancer Society tips guide this month. Eating well and remaining active—even at work—can lower the risk of cancer, obesity, heart disease and type 2 diabetes, while keeping minds sharp and more focused. The American Cancer Society team shared the following tips for increasing efficiency and productivity at meetings:
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Corn has been a staple food of native people in North and South America for thousands of years. Try this healthy version of cornbread from The American Cancer Society's Healthy Eating Cookbook.
Butter-flavored cooking spray 2 cups self-rising cornmeal mix 2 tablespoons sugar 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1 1/2 cups 1-percent milk 1 egg, beaten 1 tablespoon canola oil 1/2 red pepper, diced 1 15-ounce can corn, drained 8 ounces fat-free cream cheese Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Spray a cast-iron skillet or an 8x8-square baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, mix cornmeal, sugars, milk, egg and canola oil until well blended. Stir in pepper, corn and cream cheese. Pour mixture into skillet and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown. Makes 8 servings. This recipe yields approximately 230 calories and 4.5 grams of fat per serving.
Thursday, October 4, 2012
From galas to walks to shopping, here's how you can participate, pledge support and donate to the cause in West St. Louis County and beyond. Guess which high school football players will be wearing pink Friday night?
October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and whether one loves to shop, attend events, walk or run, there are tons of different ways to support the cause. Check out the following list of opportunities to go pink in West St. Louis County and beyond: Support Pink Sports at Eureka High School's Homecoming football game Friday night versus Lindbergh. Eureka's football team will be wearing pink socks and other signs of support to breast cancer awareness. In addition, various Eureka High student groups have been selling breast cancer awareness items to donate to cancer research entities. 4th Annual Spare Nothing for the Cure: 12-2 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. Oct. 28, Brunswick Zone in Chesterfield, MO, or Flamingo Bowl in Downtown St. Louis. This…
Friday, September 7, 2012
A memorial visitation and service for this Wildwood resident will be held Sunday afternoon at Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin.
Alta Pratt, age 77, of Wildwood, and formerly of Platte City, MO, died Thursday, surrounded by her family. She was born in Lufkin, TX, and spent her early years in Iraan, Del Rio and Corpus Christi, TX, while her father, a U.S. Marine, served in World War II on the islands of the Southwest Pacific. She was a homemaker and devoted her life to raising her children and caring for her family. She enjoyed traveling, reading, and tending her flowers. She most enjoyed the warmth and love of her children and grandchildren. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, Horace B. Pratt, and three children, Cynthia A. Booth and husband Daniel, Mary Pratt Renz, and Mark B. Pratt and wife Corey. Also surviving are grandchildren Marie and Laura Booth, …
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A memorial visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory in Ballwin.
Archie Rush Jr. died Tuesday. He was the husband of Jewell M. Rush (nee Vernon). He also was the father of Dennis (Pam) Rush, Richard (Carolyn) Rush and Carolyn (Ted Surgant) Rush-Surgant; and grandfather of Jeremiah, Bronson and Kaitlin. He served in the U.S. Navy Seabees. He was an avid fisherman, as well as a Cardinals and Rams fan. A memorial visitation will be held 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Schrader Funeral Home and Crematory, 14960 Manchester Road at Holloway in Ballwin. Interment is private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to MERS Large Animal Rescue Missouri Emergency Response Service—which is based in Wildwood—or Long Meadow Rescue Ranch or American Cancer Society, 4207 Lindell St. Louis, MO 63108. His …
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
PHOTOS: This weekend nearly 500 people participated in Rockwood School District's annual Relay For Life. Donations and sponsorships made the 12th annual event another successful one, benefiting the American Cancer Society.
Nearly 500 students, staff and community members joined in the fight against cancer at Rockwood School District's 12th annual Relay For Life on June 1-2. Through fundraisers, sponsorships and donations, the Rockwood community raised more than $91,000 for the 2012 event for the American Cancer Society, according to a district news release. In 2011, Rockwood earned the 'Thanks a Million Award' for raising more than $1 million for the American Cancer Society. Each year, Rockwood high schools take turns hosting the Relay; this year it was held at Rockwood Summit in Fenton. The 2012 theme was: Footloose & Cancer Free for Relay. Rockwood volunteer Robin Weaver posted on Facebook from on-site: "there is a time to remember, a time to dance and…
Friday, March 23, 2012
Visitation for this Eureka resident will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Schrader Funeral Home in Eureka. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Saturday.
John Cerny of Eureka died at home on March 21 at the age of 76. He was the husband of Patricia Letsinger Cerny for 56 years. He also was the father of Timothy M. Cerny (Jan Anderson Cerny) and Kimberly A. Cerny (Jay Divine); grandfather of Leslie Cerny, Albert Huebner, Jessica Huebner, Joshua Divine, and Madeline Divine; brother of Betty Rose Scott (Thomas M. Scott) and the late Jill Cerny Matter and brother-in-law of Barbara Letsinger Ziegenhorn. His nieces and nephews include John Matter, Matthew Matter, Robert Matter, Mary Matter, Michael Ziegenhorn, and Patricia Ziegenhorn. His parents were John M. Cerny and Mary Elston. Visitation will be 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Schrader Funeral Home in Eureka, 108 N. Central Ave. A memorial service …
Monday, March 12, 2012
Members of the Redefining Beautiful Club at Eureka High School on Saturday turned the atrium area outside the gyms into a salon through which people could donate their hair to make wigs for those battling cancer.
For people who lose their hair due to cancer treatments, receiving a free wig can be the key to renewed confidence and hope. To assist the American Cancer Society effort handled through the Pantene Beautiful Lengths program to provide free wigs to cancer patients, members of the Redefining Beautiful Club at Eureka High School hosted their first-ever cut-a-thon on Saturday at school. Twenty-plus donors on Saturday, including a few of the club's members, joined the cause by donating 8 inches of their own long hair. Area salonists from several studios provided the cutting and styling expertise: Hair Etc, Salon Jolie and Spa, Hair Color Experts and Hair Systems West. Lindsey Davis, a Eureka High senior, was the first to hop into a chair to …