New Book: ABCs Regarding Local Miniature Horses

The Tack Trunk at 133 Chesterfield Towne Center carries the new book ABCs of R&R Ranch, which is a photography-driven accounting of the miniature horse/donkey ranch established off Wildhorse Creek Road over the past couple of years. Book proceeds go toward the rescued little equines. R&R Ranch owners are pursuing some of the minis becoming certified therapy horses. 

Missouri Baptist and Logan Universities Partner for New Degree

Missouri Baptist University and Logan University representatives in Chesterfield are partnering to offer a new 3+3 dual-degree, pre-chiropractic program between the two institutions.

The new six-year program enables students to earn both a bachelor’s degree in exercise science from Missouri Baptist and a doctorate’s degree from Logan’s College of Chiropractic.

Qualified students must successfully complete at least 90 credit hours at Missouri Baptist with a grade point average of at least 3.0 before being admitted to the Logan portion of the program. Upon admission to Logan and the completion of 35 hours of coursework while maintaining at least a 2.0 grade point average, students will have earned the bachelor’s degree while completing the first two terms of their chiropractic degree.

Chesterfield Native NASA Engineer Becomes Mars-Related Internet Sensation

Little did one former St. Louis Rams football fan know what would happen when she celebrated NASA’s InSight robotic landing on Mars with a “routine” inspired by a real-life NFL touchdown dance.

Brooke Harper grew up in Chesterfield and was a Parkway Central High School graduate before earning her bachelor’s degree in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the University of Missouri and going to work for NASA.

When InSight achieved its recent mission, Brooke and a fellow NASA engineer performed a victory dance, and the video went viral. 

Photo by NASA/B. Ingalls

$1 Million Lottery Ticket Sold in Chesterfield

A player in Chesterfield not long ago matched all five white-ball numbers drawn in Missouri Lottery’s Mega Millions. This winning ticket was purchased at Petro Mart, 14201 Olive Blvd., in Chesterfield. Draw game winners have 180 days from the date of the drawing to claim their prize, so this millionaire winner has until June 23. Lottery offices for prize claims exist in St. Louis, Jefferson City, Kansas City and Springfield.

New Youth Running Group Springs into Action

Katherine Boland was selected as community coordinator for the Healthy Kids Running Series – Chesterfield and has planned runs for the following dates: April 7, 14 and 28 and May 5 and 19. 

The series is open to children ages 2 to 14 years old. 

Katherine says the program aims to combat childhood obesity. She adds that the runs will be anchored from Cadet Park, which is located west of the main Christian Brothers College High School campus. 

The initiative is part of a nonprofit youth program through which children compete for points through the series of runs. The participating top girl and top boy with the most points at the end of the series will receive trophies. Race distances differ by age. Children must race in the age division based on their age/grade. Whichever race each child enters on week one is the race series they will remain in for all five weeks of the program, regardless of when their next birthday falls.

More details are located at HealthyKidsRunningSeries.org. Contact Katherine at hkrschesterfield@gmail.com.

Chicken Salad Chicks Scoop Up Chesterfield

Owners of the new Chicken Salad Chick “Southern-style” restaurant at 17215 Chesterfield Airport Road opened locally by giving away free chicken salad to the first 150 guests.

All of the chicken salads on the menu are named after real people, and they fall into the categories of savory, traditional, fruity/nutty or spicy. The restaurant also offers pimento cheese, soups, salads, turkey sandwiches, mac ‘n’ cheese, PB&J and flower cookies. 

The restaurant was launched by an Alabama mom who first sold her scratch-made chicken salad door-to-door.

Photo courtesy of Chicken Salad Chick