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Brenda Smith, mother of Terrance Hendricks, alleges that the St. Louis circuit judge was asleep most of the time, when he heard the trial of Hendricks, who was sentenced to life for robbery, assault, burglary and three counts of armed criminal action in a 2009 botched-up burglary. . .Civil rights activist, former NAACP attorney and nonogenarian Frankie M. Freeman will be honored with the NAACP’s highest honor, the Spingarn Medal, during its convention July 28 in Los Angeles. Instituted in 1914, the award recognizes an African-American for “outstanding and noble achievement during preceding years.” Freeman has dedicated her life ‘s work to the civil rights movement. . .Carl Hente’s 14-acre Schmittel’s Nursery in Maryland Heights has beckoned Shonda Lucks as its landscape designer and exec assistant over that one and the nursery in Troy, Mo. Veep Scott Egelhoff, Lucks and Hente have begun gearing up for trucks-load of locally grown trees and shrubbery as well as booking entertainers for the late spring and summer. Mo. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel opened up 1,200 safe deposit boxes received from 100 banks after they have had no contact after five years with the owners. The unclaimed property is sold at auction after two years and proceeds are held indefinitely for owners. Most unclaimed property contains cash, stocks and bonds from abandoned accounts. . .To satisfy the long lines of hungry and patient customers at her Jilly’s Cupcake Bar & Cafe in U. City, owner Jill Segal is planning to bow evening hours. For now, she
greets customers at daily lunch and unparalleled brunch on Sundays. Her talented top toque? Dana Holland, former chef at Mirasol.


A final sweep of our town’s nurseries yielded the columnist some interesting bits. Carl Hente at Schmittel’s 14 acres said, that live music, refreshments and lectures by authorities on gardening are now being featured on site.  Missouri artists are welcome to create works among the thousands of Japanese trees and many other species.   . Over at Sherwood’s Forest, David Sherwood offered that his residential landscaping is in full swing. The most difficult job? Planting tropical plants and palm trees around swimming pools.  Sherwood’s specializes are hornbean, Japanese and Lion’s Head maples and unusual plants and trees. . .And finally to Heimos Suburban Gardens, where owner Annie Heimos Stanley took us on a tour of the building constructed of petrified wood – imported from the Petrified Forest.  Stanley touted the company’s early spring fair at which children can create their own versions of the products on sale. A vendors’ fair is also held at that time, when wholesalers lug in catalogs of gifts, plants and staturary that may be ordered.

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