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Dear Miss Manners • My sister was invited to a neighbor’s house for a pig roast. The neighbor said he had access to a live pig, and asked my brother-in-law to kill and butcher it for him.

Margie Buss and Ron Fitzler were married Nov. 3, 1972, at St. William Catholic Church, Woodson Terrace, Mo. They have four children; three boys and one girl, and seven grandchildren. Mr. Fitzler is a retired electrician after 40 years. They currently live in Maryland Heights. 

Grace Kellerhals and Gary Weber were married Nov. 2, 1957, in St. Louis. The couple met at Harris Teachers' College in January of 1953. Mr. Weber taught in the city for thirteen years, then moved to Parkway School District, where he taught elementary school and served as the administrator of various programs before retiring after 24 years. Ms. Weber taught four years in city schools, stayed home to raise their family, started and taught a preschool in their children's Christian school, then spent 22 years teaching seventh and eighth grade math at Parkway Junior High School. She also coached many students in local and regional math. The couple resides in Ballwin. 

Evelyn and Don Schaake were married Nov 1, 1952, in Edwardsville, where they also currently live. Mr. Schaake is retired from Ford Motor in Hazelwood, his wife is retired from the state of Illinois. 

Dorene Birch and Michael Allis were married Oct. 25, 1992, in Rantoul, Ill. The couple are both retired and have five children, thirteen grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. They currently live in Effingham, Ill. 

Susan Kelpe and Dennis Doerge were married Oct. 27, 1972, in Wildwood. Their family includes daughter Lisa (Chris) and two granddaughters, Carly and Caden. The couple currently lives in Affton. 

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Everybody likes hearing about the newest buildings in St. Louis, or at least raises their eyebrows at them: like the "stacked cup" design of the One Hundred Building in the Central West End, or a Raising Cane's chicken finger restaurant proposed in the Tower Grove East neighborhood. 

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At this time of year, thoughts turn to what children will do next summer. Going to camp is a prime contender. Children learn life skills at camp that become habits of the heart.

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Charlene Stockman and Brandon Leonard were married Oct. 29, 2011, at the Jewel Box in Forest Park, St. Louis. They currently live in St. Peters. 

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Dear Dr. Roach • You recently discussed Pap smears. What is the root meaning of the term? Is it a medical test invented by a Dr. Pap, or an acronym for some long and complex medical term, or a smear taken from a woman’s “pap”? — D.W.B.

  • By Amy Bertrand St. Louis Post-Dispatch

Who and where • Allison Rabbitt of the Dutchtown West neighborhood at Roadside America, an 8,000-square-foot indoor miniature village and railway in Shartlesville, Pa.

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New homeowners may have heard that winterization is important, but in the hubbub of your first year living in a home you own (finally!), it can be easy to overlook the need to prepare for the cold weather ahead. After all, it’s just not something renters deal with - prepping pipes for winter is often the landlord’s job.

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The decorations are down. Holiday guests have arrived safely back home. And, the house is a wreck! All that holiday joy has caused new stuff overload called the Clutter Blues. What a luxury it would be to have room to organize, room to store, and room to relax so January could be less about continuing the madness and more about cozying up in front of the fireplace.

  • By Chip Tynan Missouri Botanical Garden

Q • The golden privet hedge in my backyard is 8 feet high with almost all the foliage at the top. What should I do to get the hedge down to a level of 4 to 5 feet? If I just cut it down to that level, will it sprout shoots that leaf out, or will a trimming that severe kill it?

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Planning a wedding is, hands down, one of the most difficult tasks a couple can face. From designing the invitations and floral arrangements to finding a venue and booking vendors, there are many details of executing the perfect wedding and it can all be overwhelming. To make the day go off without a hitch, you may want to consider hiring a wedding planner.

  • By Repps Hudson Special to the Post-Dispatch

Michael Shermer has written a number of books about science, rationalism, pseudoscience, superstitions, Darwin and evolution. The publisher lists “Heavens on Earth” under the category of science, and indeed, Shermer takes a skeptical view of human life after death.

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Dear Miss Manners • I’ve been driving for one of the taxi services that people call with an app. My main goal is to get them safely to their destination. I don’t want to portray myself as a know-it-all driver, but I want them to understand that sometimes, traffic happens.

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BURLINGTON, JUNCTION, Mo. — Rolla Dicks American Legion Auxiliary Unit 315, received a national award in 2017 for its service to the military community, but the unit also focuses on helping the Burlington Junction community.