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If you’d like to start attracting goldfinches to your yard, Scott Woodberry, curator of the Whitmire Wildflower Garden at Shaw Nature Reserve in Gray Summit, has a tip: Plant purple coneflowers next spring.
The “glummies” got me last week. It seems to happen each fall. Though the world is glorious, the trees dressed in red and gold, seasonal gray invades.
A benefit to offset the medical bills for 13-year-old Kaitlyn Jesser, an eighth-grader at Riverbend School in Pacific who was diagnosed with Type 1 juvenile diabetes in September, will be held Saturday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall, 318 W. Meramec St., Pacific.
St. Peter’s United Church of Christ on Fifth Street in Washington will partner with Plowsharing Crafts of St. Louis as they host a Fair Trade Market Saturday, Nov. 1, and Sunday, Nov. 2.
It sounds harsh, but Dr. Malcolm Smith thinks so. Although it’s not entirely their fault, he says. They aren’t being taught civility and benevolence, and the result is an increase in narcissism, bullying and meanness.
A presentation on Ghostly Tales of Haunted Missouri will be held Wednesday, Oct. 29, from 7 to 8 p.m. at Washington Public Library. The stories will be appropriate for ages 10 and older.
For the last 15 years, a man from Pontiac, Ill., south of Chicago, has come down to St. Patrick’s of Armagh in Catawissa just to cut tomatoes for the annual church picnic. And the most unusual thing about that story is that there’s nothing unusual about it, said Billy Murphy, president of the St. Patrick’s Preservation Society, which has cared for “the Old Rock Church,” as it’s known to locals, since 1972.
Local Spookstalker Dan Terry will lead a Ghost Tour aboard the Hermann Trolley Monday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. to benefit Ferals in Peril, a nonprofit group that helps stray cats.
As part of national Domestic Violence Awareness Month, a Candlelight Vigil will be held this Wednesday, Oct. 15, beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the historic Franklin County Courthouse.
After a couple of weeks of laying low at the house with a bad back, I’m back in the swing of things. The experience has taught me patience and thankfulness, at least temporarily.
The St. Charles County Historical Society will hold a luncheon and program on “The Giessen Emigration Society in St. Charles” Saturday, Oct. 25, at noon at the Stegton Regency Banquet Center, 1450 Wall St., St. Charles.
If you’ve ever hung around members of the Washington Lions Club — or any Lions Club for that matter — you know they are a fun-loving bunch.
Dr. Micah Parker will give a presentation for youth and families on “How to Truly Trust God: Understanding the Difference Between Praise, Trust and Adversity Trust” Sunday, Oct. 19, at 6:30 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 214 W. Fifth St., Washington.
Congratulations to Miranda Yarbrough, a fifth-grade student at New Haven Elementary, for winning the Week 4 Missourian In Education News Quiz over news in the Oct. 4-5 issue of The Missourian. Miranda wins a $10 gift card to Orange Leaf in Washington.