Thirty volunteers from Greater St. Louis grabbed a shovel, wiped the sweat from their brows on a humid Missouri Sunday and gave something back that generations will value decades from now. Such was the teamwork to help restore native forests emanating from a partnership between The PGA of America, Lexmark International Inc., The Nature Conservancy Missouri, The Monsanto Company and St. Louis County Parks.
In an effort to help divert electronic items and other bulky appliances away from landfills, the City of Hazelwood is hosting its 3rd Annual Recycle Day on Saturday, June, 1, in the parking lot of St. Louis Outlet Mall between the hours of 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. This event is free; there are no drop-off charges.
Hazelwood City Council members unanimously approved the issuance of a proclamation declaring the week of May 19 through May 25 as “Emergency Medical Services Week” within the community. The City of Hazelwood is joining other local communities and medical personnel in publicizing safety and honoring the dedication of those who provide the day-to-day lifesaving services of medicine’s “front line.”
In 1974, the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) was instrumental in getting President Gerald Ford to sign a proclamation declaring the week of November 3 to 10 as the first “National Emergency Medical Services Week.” This annual observance continued for the next four years until it was reinstituted by ACEP in 1982 and moved to the month of September.
By Tom Anselm
Out on the course at the Senior PGA today at Bellerive Country Club today, and it was as lovely as expected. The greens were like short-shag carpet, and as big as a parking lot. Fairways expertly clipped, sidewalks shining, even the porta-potties are nicer than most homes’ commodes. There were lots of people scurrying about, even on a relatively slow day. One had to be extra-nimble to avoid the plethora of golf-carts-full of volunteers, VIP’s, drink cart girls and groundskeepers. Talked to a few of the courses workers, and they were marveling at the weather, which was in the 70′s, a bit overcast and breezy.
A Boomer’s Journal
By Tom Anselm
This week, if weather permits, I should be out and about somewhere on the plush and lush Bellerive Country Club golf course, covering the Senior Professional Golf Association Championship, aka The Senior PGA. What, you may be saying? How did this guy get in there? Well, a few months ago, I took a shot in the dark and applied through this newspaper for a press pass with the PGA for this event. To my pleasant surprise, it was approved.