Monday, September 19, 2011
Visitation for this Eureka resident will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday 4-8 p.m. at the Eureka United Methodist Church.
Karen Turnbo, 49, died Sept. 17 in an auto accident. She was a Eureka resident and owner of Ty's Liquor Store. She was the wife of the late Ty Turnbo and mother of Bain and Bailey Turnbo. She was the daughter of Gene and Nell Ponder, and daughter-in-law of Bill and Thelma Turnbo. She was the sister of Margaret (Tony) Childers and Barbara (Jim) Speights. She was the sister-in-law of Terri and Russ Boukaert. Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at the Eureka United Methodist Church. A prayer service was held at the church Sunday evening. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday also at the church, which is located at 215 N. Central Ave. Interment will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made …
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Karen Turnbo, owner of Ty's Liquor Store in Eureka, died in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning.
Karen Turnbo, owner of Ty's Liquor Store in Eureka, was killed in a one-vehicle accident at approximately 6:31 a.m. Saturday. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred on Highway FF, south of Wilderness Road in Jefferson County, which is located just outside the Eureka boundaries. The Highway Patrol report indicated Turnbo was traveling too fast for the road conditions, which caused her 2003 Chevrolet Trailblazer to fail to negotiate a down hill curve to the right. The report stated the truck skidded off the left side of the roadway and became airborne before the right side of the vehicle struck a tree. Turnbo, 49, was pronounced dead by Eureka Fire Protection District Paradmedic Joseph Sanchez at 7:40 a.m. The …
Local agency renews call for more volunteers to work with youth.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Kathy Martin
Sunday, September 18, 2011
The nation’s continuing economic uncertainty is challenging for most, but it is especially challenging for the nation’s at-risk youth. These youth—many of whom live in our St Louis community—are already facing multiple obstacles. But there is good news—some programs are making a difference. According to Philanthropedia, Big Brothers Big Sisters is not just making a difference but has been ranked best of the best on a list of most recommended, high-impact national nonprofits serving at-risk youth. The nation's leader in quality, youth mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters received praise for its effective mentoring model that leads to positive and measurable youth outcomes for children who face adversity, as well as for its organizational …
Saturday, September 17, 2011
A large group of grandparents participated in a special at-school event with their grandchildren.
More than 120 grandparents braved the rain on Wednesday to spend time with their Eureka Elementary School grandkids at the school event, "Granola with Grandparents," as reported by Rockwood School District. Guests were served juice and yogurt parfaits. Baskets of books were available, and many grandparents took advantage of the chance to read a story with their grandchild, the release indicated. “This event provides a wonderful opportunity for students to spend a special time with their grandparents before the school day starts,” said Wendy Winegardner, Eureka Elementary first grade teacher and coordinator of the event.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
One piece of metal salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Center's twin towers will have a permanent home in Wildwood.
Metro West Fire Protection District leaders in Wildwood plan this week to pick up their coveted remnant of wreckage from the World Trade Center's twin towers. Michael Thiemann, coordinator of community services and disaster preparedness, said he will travel with Metro West Fire Chief Vincent Loyal and Assistant Chief of Special Operations Edward Berine on Sept. 15 to secure the piece. "We're wanting to make it, from beginning to end, a unique process," Thiemann said. This next step adds a year-round component to the fire district's creation of the annual Run To Remember, a Wildwood-based 5-K run and walk to commemorate those who lost their lives on Sept. 11, 2001. The second annual Run To Remember was hosted Saturday. Metro West's twin …
Friday, September 9, 2011
A solemn event was held Friday morning at the Lafayette football stadium shortly after a pep rally was held due to the school being selected as Fox 2 KTVI school of the week.
The yin-yang juxaposition was pronounced at Lafayette High School Friday morning, as a large group of Lancer students gathered with Principal John Shaughnessy and Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) students to conduct a serious ceremony in observation of the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, just after they hosted an early morning pep rally due to being selected as Fox 2 KTVI school of the week for Pep Zone. "The United States continues to wrestle with and reconcile the events of that day (Sept. 11), and it is important that we as a nation continue to recognize this American tragedy, embrace its symbolism, and always be vigilant to the fact that each of us has a responsibility to nurture and defend our freedom," Shaughnessy said in his …
Thursday, September 8, 2011
A fortunate high schooler attended an interesting, annual leadership academy.
Rotary Club of West St. Louis County members chose Ali D’Antonio, a junior at Lafayette High School in Wildwood to attend the 2011 Rotary Youth Leadership Academy held at William Woods University in Fulton, MO. D’Antonio presented an overview of the Academy program to Rotary Club members at their Aug. 23 meeting. The goal of the four-day academy is to teach students how to develop and administer quality service projects, following the Rotarian service value of "service above self." Sponsorship for each attendee is typically $400. "I was very impressed with the Missouri Rotary Youth Leadership Academy. The RYLA program is fortunate to have a talented and dedicated volunteer faculty," said Rotary Club member and representative Harry LeMay. …
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
On a day during which many are preparing for Sept. 11 observances through community service, please remember that Big Brother Big Sister organization ensures youths are surrounded by people who care about them -- providing a nice way to assist locally.
- VOLUNTEERS IN THE NEWS
- Kathy Martin
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri’s relationship model, known as 4:1+1, engages the most significant adults in a Little’s (youngster's) life—parent, teacher, Big Brother or Big Sister and professional program staff to ensure the Little is surrounded by the people who care about them the most. Each adult has an important relationship and a distinct role that offers Littles encouragement and support. This wouldn’t be possible without their “Sixth Membersm” on the team—the donor! We’ll Be There is the agency’s promise to Little Brothers and Little Sisters. Bigs in conjunction with the agency do not commit to “fix” challenges Littles encounter in life, but they do commit to “be there”—for encouragement and support. Big Brothers and …