Let's Talk: Cancer Benefits, Weight Loss Challenges are Themes of the Week - Patch.com

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The state of Missouri's "Great Missouri Treasure Hunt" writing contest has posted the top five finalists on their website and Crestwood's Jan Wenk is on the list.

"I am ecstatic that my family history story about my steamboat engineer ancestor is one of the finalists," said Wenk. "The title of my entry is: St. Louis Riverfront Maps. If you enjoy history, genealogy or the Civil War, you must read the stories that are posted on the website. I also hope people will please take a few minutes to read my story and cast a vote."

Dianna Phillips, who grew up in Crestwood, has started a jewelry business called Zingara Gems. She raised her son and put him through college supplementing her income working at a physician's office by making and selling jewelry at craft shows. Now she has taken it to the next level and soon her jewelry will be in some stores. For more information, contact her at diap56@aol.com. She can design a special one-of-a-kind piece for a memorable gift.

There will be some dieting going on in Sunset Hills as participants in the "Sunset Hills Weight Loss Challenge" are vying to win the grand prize. The Sunset Hills Community Center, O'Leary's Restaurant, and The Back and Neck Care Center are teaming up for the competition. Competitors plunked down $50 and whoever loses the most weight wins the money. Kevin O'Leary has also announced a new 500 calorie menu at his restaurant.

Gertrude Richardson Buechner Rose, the mother of former U.S. Congressman Jack Buechner, passed away this week at the age of 100. She had moved to Washington, D.C. (McLean, Virginia to be exact) to live with her son in her final years. Gertrude Rose never really slowed down until the end; she helped Buechner raise his son Charlie after Charlie's mother—Buchner's wife—Nancy passed away. She will be missed by many.

Sunset Hills resident Brad Loyet has taken a 10-point lead for first place in the Midget Series. It is the POWRi Lucas Oil National Midget Series championship and there are two events remaining: Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Macon Speedway in Macon, Ill. and Oct. 1 at Belle-Clair Speedway in Belleville, Ill.

"People know who Brad Loyet is in Midget racing," said Matt Henington, a racing enthusiast from the Macon area. "He has been down here a couple of times and is a good driver."

Sam Prainto of Arch Rivals Trivia, the guy who does the trivia nights at Growlers' and O'Leary's will be doing a Trivia Night at the Kirkwood Community Center Friday Nov. 18 to benefit families of children with cancer. Tickets are $25 with either eight or ten per table. For more information contact: Joan Spink at JSpink@lindberghschools.ws.

It's hard to believe, but two student athletes at Lindbergh High have cancer, and the school is rallying around them by putting on "Sunday Night Lights" Oct. 16. The two students will be captains of two teams comprised of children with cancer and their siblings. This is the second year the event has been put on through the efforts of Lori Krueger and many organizations at Lindbergh.

The community is invited to come out and watch the big game under the lights. Children with cancer get to choose if they want to be football players, cheerleaders or band members. If you know of a child with cancer who would be interested or if your company would like to help sponsor the event, please email ldkrueger@aol.com. For more information about the event, click here


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The author will report weekly on what she hears (or overhears) during her busy week around our two cities.

24 Sep, 2011

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