Friday, June 29, 2012
Here's a peek behind the scenes of a special group of volunteers, who wait to care for Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters as they take breaks and after they are done fighting fires.
When Eureka Fire Protection District firefighters are done fighting fires, the work of a dedicated group of volunteers and district personnel just begins. As evidenced during Thursday afternoon's brush fire along Highway OO near the Wildwood/Pacific border, REHAB team members take their roles of reinvigorating, supporting and checking the vital signs of local firefighters very seriously. Local firefighters are supported by a novel group and initiative launched about 16 months ago, said Sheila Frost, the Eureka Fire Protection District inspector who organizes the group. She said they modeled the program after a few others they heard about in other states, and expanded it. "This is something unique to Eureka," Frost said. "Not that many …
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
This positive, community service project hosted by Living Word in Wildwood will put 250 furnished backpacks into the hands of Rockwood School District families in need. Everyone can help by donating just a few items before July 25.
For the past several years, congregants of Living Word United Methodist Church in Wildwood decided fewer students should face a new school year without the necessary supplies to do their best work. So, while witnessing the economic downturn that affected more and more local families, Living Word volunteers decided to put their school supplies where their mouths were. For anyone wishing to donate supplies or who wants to assist with assembling the backpacks, watch this customized video. It shows and tells what to do in a very creative manner, especially considering the delivery form. Backpacks are furnished to Rockwood School District representatives for confidential distribution to students in need. Read related article covering last year'…
Friday, April 20, 2012
There have been so many great announcements posted by Eureka-Wildwood Patch readers lately, it seemed appropriate to summarize many of them. Jump in by posting your own!
One of the most interesting parts of Patch is the announcements posted by readers. Communicating good news to the world is easy on Eureka-Wildwood Patch, and the more, the merrier. For specific directions about how to post your own FREE announcements, see this previous article. Got an announcement to post right now? Click here to do so. Following is a recap of some of the latest developments. Just follow the hyperlinks to more details about each one.
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
The GOTR preteen prevention program is alive and well in Wildwood and Eureka. Soon, girls can be seen cleaning up a portion of highway in Wildwood for community service and running through Eureka for the program's 10th anniversary.
Several different groups of local girls are running for their lives, literally, and in a positive way. They are local members of Girls on the Run of St. Louis, a nonprofit, prevention program for female students in third through eighth grades. The program was established 10 years ago to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a fun, experience-based curriculum that creatively integrates running. Laurie Luck, the head coach for the Girls On Track (GOT) at Wildwood Middle School, has been involved in this program for three years. She started it at Pond Elementary School in Wildwood in the fall of 2009. As reported in Eureka-Wildwood Patch, some GOT members branched out to improve their running stamina, such as Adia Holtman, a…
Monday, April 16, 2012
Eight of the 15 ROSE recipients for this year's Rockwood School District award program are from Wildwood or Eureka schools.
Here's to online congratulatory roses to all of the following 2012 ROSE recipients. ROSE represents "Rockwood Outstanding Service in Education" annual award program. This award is given to Rockwood School District community leaders who show excellence of character, performance, leadership and service. More than 250 nominees were recommended this year. Fifteen recipients then were selected by a 17-member committee. For a look at all of this year's local nominees as reported by Eureka-Wildwood Patch, click here. Eight of this year's 15 recipients are from Eureka- or Wildwood-based schools: A ROSE award ceremony for recipients and their families and friends will be conducted May 6 at 4 p.m. at the Doubletree-Westport hotel.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
This year's 10 recipients include two community leaders from both Eureka and Wildwood.
Women of Achievement organizational leaders announce the 2012 Class of extraordinary volunteers from the St. Louis metropolitan region. “I am extremely pleased with the selection of this year's honorees. These women have done an extraordinary job in volunteerism in our community, and Women of Achievement is thrilled that we have the pleasure of honoring them in the Spring," stated Karen Goodman, Women of Achievement President, in the announcement. The 2012 Class includes: Carol J. Voss – Community Betterment – Eureka Mary Pillsbury Wainwright – Health & Arts – Wildwood Carolyn Cotta - Youth Dedication – Webster Groves Sandra S. Lauschke – Health Concerns – Alton, IL Kimberly Ritter – Human Welfare – St. Charles Marsha J. Rusnack – Cultural…
Thursday, March 29, 2012
You're not losing it! Patch looks a little different. Please share the good news with family, friends and co-workers.
To make the Patch Home page even more user-friendly, we did a quick, visual nip-and-tuck to it. And we've moved a couple items around, so to speak. For those keeping score: While the site might look a little different today, we still offer the same robust coverage of everything happening in Eureka and Wildwood. That was, is, and always will be our mission. We categorize news in several ways: arts, business, elections, government, obituaries, opinion, police and fire, school news, sports and announcements. We welcome news tips or ideas about interesting people to feature. Be sure you are signed up to receive the free Eureka-Wildwood Patch morning newsletter. It delivers the daily weather forecast, new news, announcements and events …
Sunday, March 25, 2012
A local teenager will work to displace myths and stereotypes often associated with the misunderstood and misdiagnosed disorder of Tourette Syndrome. Understanding and tolerance are the goals of the D.C.-based training he will receive.
Drew Guise, a 13-year-old from Eureka, will participate in the fifth annual Tourette Syndrome (TS) Youth Ambassador Training Program in Washington, D.C., on April 18 and 19. National Tourette Syndrome Association, Inc. (TSA) representatives will host the training for teens ages 13 to 17, with and without Tourette Syndrome. "I’m looking forward to being able to learn about the Youth Ambassador program, so I can share more with others about Tourette’s," said Guise. "Others have taught me about hope, and I want to be able to do the same." Marked by involuntary movements and vocalizations called tics, Tourette Syndrome is an inherited neurological condition that affects more than 200,000 Americans. TS is named for Georges Gilles de la …
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 …
Saturday, March 10, 2012
All around the city are fun events that raise awareness and help to support important causes in our communities. Look at all these purses.
Metro St. Louis loves to socialize. It's even better to have fun when the cause is worth supporting. In fact, St. Louis regularly ranks among the top U.S. cities for charitable giving. Here are some social and charity events to help you decide which one or ones you will attend and/or support. The Charity Event: Bravo St. Louis – featuring NYC’s Andy Cohen, a native St. Louisan Save the date: Saturday, April 28, 2012, Exclusive VIP Party at FK Photo Studio (across from NEO) from 6:00-7:30 p.m., Party at Neo on Locust from 7:00-11:00 p.m. The Beneficiary: Proceeds will fund the National Council of Jewish Women’s mission of improving the quality of life for women, children and families. Get the Scoop: Bravo’s Andy Cohen, St. Louis native, …