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					       The Focus News
Number 39• Volume 4 Serving St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, Montgomery, Gasconade, and Audrain Counties                                 May 30, 2008•Weekly•35¢

Country Decor Store Celebrates
Eleven Years of Success

                                                                                                              are crafters who do beautiful
                                                                                                              work making shelves, reproduc-
                                                                                                              tion country furniture and other
                                                                                                              wonderful projects. We have an          The following obituary notices
                                                                                                              artist that does lovely toll paint-    are included on pages 12, & 13.
                                                                                                              ing, some that make jewelry, a
                                                                                                              couple of folks who do machine           Roy O. Davis, 74, Troy,
                                                                                                              embroidery, crocheting and             veteran farmer.
                                                                                                              other nice crafts.                       Bernard Derhake, 89.
                                                                                                                  There is just so much to see,        Ronald A. Hausman, 74,
                                                                                                              if you haven’t been in you’ll have     O’Fallon, veteran, Ford Motor
                                                                                                                                                     Co. worker.
                                                                                                              to stop by; if you are a regular,        Ethyl Lee Hensen, 84,
                                                                                                              please come back again and             Winfield,
                                                                                                              bring your friends and family.           Lora Mary Knorr, 87, Mex-
                                                                                                              We’d love to see you!”                 ico, librarian.
                                                                                                                  The staff take special pride         Ethel Ransdell, 97, Troy,
                   Nell Edinger, owner, and Rebecca Wilhoit, employee                                         in their country home furnish-           David Lee Ray, Sr., 59,
                                                                                                              ings and textiles, such as cur-        Troy, veteran, supervisor.
                                                                                                              tains, placemats, wallpaper,             Dorothy M. Richards, 90,
                                                                                                              and borders to match.                  Troy, homemaker, school
                                                                                                                   As the name implies, the          cook.
    “We are A Little Bit of          with a wrap around porch. The       to display their merchandise in                                               Aurelia “Molly” Schuler,
    Branson, Close to Home”          little house was located on the     a more fashionable way.              store offers many “collectibles,”      67, Marthasville.
said Nell Edinger, owner of The      corner of Monroe and South               The    spacious      building   including a huge assortment              Walter Weinand, Jr., 75,
Country Cottage, about her           Lincoln and it was then that the    made it easier for customers to      of both resin and plush Boyds          Troy, electrical engineer.
specialty gift and country col-      store was renamed “Country          browse. Nell insisted the new        Bears, Willow Tree figurines,           This list sponsored by:

                                                                                                                                                     Kemper -Marsh-Millard
lectible store. Beautifully locat-   Cottage Crafts and Collect-         building have a wrap around          Jacqueline Kent Collection of
ed across from the duck pond         ibles.”                             porch, just like the old store.      Fairy Godmothers, Tuskers,
and the city park at 980 Mon-             The store was operated out          “We have a small staff of       “Love Is,” and Williraye Studio.       Family Funeral Chapels
                                                                                                                  They also offer an assort-
roe St. in Troy, Missouri, The       of this small house until May       which keeps the store on a
                                                                                                              ment of Yankee candles and
                                                                                                                                                       351 Monroe St.
Country Cottage is celebrating       of 2004. The rooms were filled      more personal level,” Nell ex-
its eleventh year in business        from ceiling to floor and in ev-    plained.                             accessories, including large,           Troy, MO 63379
this year.
    The present owners, Ron
                                     ery nook and cranny. The store
                                     was getting overcrowded and
                                                                              “We take pride in giving
                                                                         each of our customers the at-
                                                                                                              medium and small jars, vo-
                                                                                                              tives, tarts and tealights. They        636-528-8221
and Nell Edinger, purchased          there was no more room for          tention they deserve. They           are constantly getting in new jar        Main & Lincoln
the original store in April of       storage of excess products and      might need help picking out          shades, tart warmers and oth-          Hawk Point, MO 63349
1997 from Rick and Claudia           out of season merchandise, so       a gift for someone special or        er fashions for candles. Each
Reed. Back in 1997 the store         the Edingers took the plunge        want an opinion when it comes        month they offer “Flavor of the         636-338-4375
was known as “Main Street            again to make more room for         to decorating their own home,        Month,” which features a par-
Crafts” and was located on           their growing business. The         and if they need it gift wrapped,    ticular scent at a 25% savings.
Main Street in downtown Troy,        home was demolished and a           it’s always our pleasure.”               “Yankee candles are our
hence the name.                      new, bigger and brighter build-          “We are proud to have 37        top sellers every month and we
    After only one short year of     ing was built on the site.          crafters who display their work      are one of the most active deal-
owning the store they outgrew             High ceilings, an open floor   throughout the store and sell          CONTINUED ON PAGE 3
    its walls and proceeded to       plan and a much-needed base-        their crafts on a consignment                                                 Serving Generations
buy a quaint five room house         ment allowed this Troy couple       basis,” Nell continued. “There                                                    of Families
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    Weekly Publication
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P.O. Box 32066                       Title Insurance Agents, Examination Requirements for New Agents
St. Louis, MO 63132
                                     New qualifications will boost industry credibility
Phone: (314) 713-2400                     The department announced              * License does not require a
Email:                                                                                                          and Professional Registration         to enforce state regulations               today that new title insurance       qualifying examination.               (DIFP) is responsible for con-        both efficiently and effectively
                                     agents must pass an examina-              * Temporary agent must           sumer protection through the          while encouraging a competi-
Tamara See                           tion before obtaining a license      work under the direct supervi-
Editor/Publisher                                                                                                regulation of financial industries    tive environment for industries
                                     and all title agents must com-       sion of a licensed title agent.       and professionals. The depart-        and professions to ensure con-
Susan HadjiBabai                     plete eight hours of continuing           * Acknowledgement that the       ment’s seven divisions work to        sumers have access to quality
Assistant Editor                     education every two years to         applicant’s initial employment        maintain consumer confidence          products.
Maqsud Mir                           keep their license.                  or initiation of new functions        by examining and monitoring               For further information, con-
Advertising Manager                      Last year, Gov. Matt Blunt       requiring a title agent license       industries and professions and        tact: Emily Kampeter at (573)
Brandy Pecor                         signed Senate Bill 66 (2007)         has been within the past six          by establishing coherent and          526-4845.
Advertising                          creating these new licensing         months.                               evolving policies. DIFP works
                                     standards for title insurance             * On the National Associa-
Deadline: Wednesday prior            agents. Prior to April 15, 2008,     tion of Insurance Commission-
to publication at noon.
                                     no exam requirement for title        er’s (NAIC) Uniform Application
Letters to the editor must be        insurance agents existed, and        (UA-IP), check “Other” line of
signed with a phone number           prior to August 28, 2007, no         authority box and note “Tempo-
for verification. Opinions ex-
pressed by contributors are          continuing education require-        rary Title” as the line of author-
not necessarily the views of         ments were in place.                 ity.
the newspaper.                           “Title insurance agents play          * $100 application fee.
Subscriptions available for
at home delivery. Call for de-       an integral role in the home-             * License available for a
tails.                               buying process. They perform         maximum period of six months.
The paper is available at the
following locations:                 complex transactions and must        Expires at the end of six
           Warrenton                 have the proper expertise to         months.
Apple Hearing Solutions
Castaways                            address their customers’ ques-            * The director will grant a
S & S Jewelers                       tions and concerns at closing,”      full license without a renewed
American Legion
Kroger                               Director Doug Ommen said.            application or additional fee if
Los Cantaritos                       “These new standards raise the       the agent takes and passes the
Goin’ Postal
Radio Shack                          bar for Missouri title insurance     exam within six months of the
Moser’s                              agents.”                             agent’s initial employment or
H & H Outfitters
Curves                                   The department provides          initiation of new functions re-
Four Season Travel & Cruises         the following information re-        quiring licensure.
First Bank
Assist-2-Sell                        garding title insurance agent li-         * The director will cancel the
Two Dudes Barbeque                   censure. For more information,       temporary license if the agent
Brockfeld’s Eagle Point
Pamper Your Pets                     please contact the Licensing         fails to take and pass the exam
Noah’s Bark                          Section at 573-751-3518.             within six months of the agent’s      ThE MASONIC hOME OF MISSOUrI AND TrOy MASONIC
Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning
                                         Continuing Education             initial employment or initiation      LODGE have partnered with nine (9) Public Schools in the Troy
Warrenton Wireless
Party Zone                               * In order for title insurance   of new functions requiring li-        School District to provide basic needs from socks, shoes, under-
Warrenton Elks’ Lodge
                                     agents to renew their licenses       censure.                              wear, and coats to eyeglasses for forty-one (41) school children
Warrenton Library
Faith Christian Fellowship Church    on or after January 1, 2010,              Gov. Blunt proposed Senate       who were otherwise unable to obtain them for daily use in the
A Divine Connection
                                     they must have completed eight       Bill 66 with these new licensing      2007-08 school year. Pictured above is Thomas Hamlett, Mas-
Ultimate Hair & Spa
Zeiser Auto Group                    hours of continuing education.       requirements after a handful of       ter of Troy Lodge, Vanielle Vogelsang, Principle of Hawk Point
                                         * Non-resident licensees are     title insurance agencies used         Elementary School (one of the nine schools), and Densel Webb,
Three Monkeys Beadery
At Home Outlet                       required to complete continuing      customers’ money inappropri-          Representative to Masonic Home of Missouri from Troy Lodge.
Drewel Realty
                                     education requirements only if       ately and ultimately were forced      The Partnership between the Masons and the Public Schools is
Apple Hearing Solutions
Car-Jo Ceramics                      their resident state does not        to close because of the abuse.        an on-going project and is administered through the school coun-
The Country Cottage
                                     have a mandatory continuing          When a title insurance agency         selors. The benefits to the children of the Troy District exceeded
Garden Gate Party Rental
Here’s To Eyes                       education requirement for title      fails, questions about pending
                                                                                                                MoDOT closes roads due to
Lincoln Co. Animal Hospital
47 West Flea Market                  agents.                              transactions are sometimes
Troy Elks’ Lodge                         * To find a list of continuing   left unanswered and in some

                                                                                                                Route 364 construction
The Mercantile Outlet
A Scrapbook & Craft Haven            education providers, please          cases individuals are unable to
                                     click here.                          fulfill their dreams of owning a
           Hawk Point
Baragiola Lumber                         Title Insurance Agent Li-        new home.
BP                                   cense                                     Senate Bill 66 also clarified        The Missouri Department           dents can use Caulks Hill as a
Sinclair                                                                                                        of Transportation, and its con-       way around the closure. Bank
Backroads Grill                          * Title insurance agents li-     a duty to fully disclose to con-
      Montgomery City:               censed before January 1, 2008        sumers separate price informa-        tractor, Fred Weber, Inc., will       traffic can use the entrance at
                                     are not required to take the ex-     tion for insurance premium and        be closing roads around the           Harvester Square Shopping
Brad’s Kwik Store                                                                                               new Route 364 construction
Save-More                            amination.                           for the title search and other                                              Center off Harvester Road; ac-
Central Heating & Cooling                                                                                       in St. Charles County, starting       cess to the drive-through will
                                         * Resident and non-resident      services and prohibits misuse
Casey’s                                                                                                         at 6 a.m. Wednesday. These            remain open during construc-
The Garage Sale Store                applicants are required to pass      or commingling of real estate         closures, which allow crews to
American Bank                                                                                                                                         tion.
Montgomery County Farm Bureau        the examination.                     escrow or settlement funds with       construct the new north and               This work is part of a $19.7
Montgomery City Library                  * Examinations may be            tight restrictions for deposits       south outer roads for the route,      million project to construct the
         New Florence:
Abel’s Quick Shop                    scheduled through the depart-        and disbursements. It requires        will continue until the end of Au-    next mile of Route 364. The
BP                                   ment’s exam vendor, Pearson          title insurers to actively oversee    gust.                                 project will add one mile from
           Wellsville:                                                                                              Crews will close the inter-
IGA                                  VUE, by calling 1-866-274-           title agencies writing business                                             where Route 364 currently
Fastlane                             4740 or visiting www.pearson-        on their behalf by conduct-           section of Woodstone Drive            ends, just west of Jungs Station
                                                        ing annual reviews of escrow,         and Centre Point Drive, and           Road, and continue west to near
Goodwin’s Grocery                        * The exam outline can be        underwriting and claims prac-         will close Haymarket Drive at         Woodstone Drive. Construc-
                                     found on the vendor’s Web            tices. The legislation also pro-      Woodstone Drive. Drivers can          tion work is also taking place
Crossroads General                                                                                              access businesses along Cen-          between Woodstone Drive
Country Store                        site.                                hibits title insurers, agencies
American Bank                                                                                                   tre Pointe Drive from Glen Park       and Jungerman Road so the
         Bowling Green                   * On the National Associa-       and agents from receiving or          Drive or Jungermann Road.             new Route 364 can transition
Storch Ford                          tion of Insurance Commission-        paying kickbacks for referring        Residents can bypass Hay-             smoothly back into Route 94. In
Shay’s Alley                         er’s (NAIC) Uniform Application      business and requires full dis-       market Drive by using Bond            addition to the new Route 364
Fast Lane                            (UA-IP), check “Other” line of       closure of affiliated business        Drive or Queens Brooke Place          pavement, this project will build
           Wright City
American Bank                        authority box and note “Title”       arrangements.                         to Queensbrooke Blvd to ac-           a bridge for Harvester Road to
Citgo                                as the line of authority.                 About the Missouri Depart-       cess Harvester or Jungermann          travel over Route 364 and also
BP                                                                                                              Road.
           Wentzville                    * $100 application fee.          ment of Insurance, Financial                                                construct one-way outer roads
The French Market                        * Two-year license renew-        Institutions & Professional Reg-          Cinnamon Hills Drive will be      similar to those east of Jungs
Scrap To It
                                     able on anniversary date.            istration                             closed at the entrance to U.S.        Station Road. Work on the proj-
          Silex/Auburn                                                                                          Bank, at Harvester Road and
Auburn Farm & Home                       Temporary Title Insurance             The Missouri Department of                                             ect should continue until spring
Thoro Mart                                                                                                      at the entrance to the Harvester
                                     Agent License                        Insurance, Financial Institutions                                           2009.
                                                                                                                Square Shopping Center. Resi-
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Country Cottage
                                                                                  swags and centerpieces.” Nell
                                                                                  said. “If you are as country as
                                                                                  I am” Nell says, “you just have
...........................CONTINUED FROM FRONT                                   to come in and see our large
                                                                                  selection of country framed art
                                                                                  work in primitive frames under
                                                                                      “Of course with any coun-
                                                                                  try décor you will always want
                                                                                  to include some black wrought
                                                                                  iron. We carry a large selection
                                                                                  of black wrought iron candle
                                                                                  accessories such as 3-D stars,
                                                                                  wall sconces, plate racks, pot-
                                                                                  pourri bowls and picture stands”
                                                                                  added Nell.
                                                                                      In August, Country Cottage
                                                                                  holds their Annual Sidewalk
                                                                                  Sale, an event that is highly an-
                                                                                  ticipated by both new and exist-                             our reliable workers, Lucille                                need any information, please
                                                                                  ing customers.                                                   Rothermich who has been                                  feel free to call us at 636-528-
                                                                                      “We have such a wonderful                                working at the shop for over                                 6227,” Nell concluded.
                                                                                  turnout for our Annual Sidewalk                              eight years and is loved by all.
ers of collectible Boyds Bears.        a very desirable collectible by                                                                         Rebecca Wilhoit has also joined                                 FREE ESTIMATES
We have been designated a
Silver Paw dealer due to our
                                       many. Painted Ponies are all
                                       the rage this year too and we
                                                                                        “Our porch, patio and back
                                                                                  parking lot are filled with beau-
                                                                                                                                               as a new member of our staff to
                                                                                                                                               better serve our customers.                                         DOCTOR
large customer base Boyds
Bear collectors. To appreciate
                                       carry a great variety of them in           tiful concrete statuary such as                                  The shop is open six days                                      CONCRETE
                                       the store and online.                      birdbaths, benches, religious                                a week, Monday through Fri-
their loyal support, each year              “A new addition to our ser-                                                                        day, 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. and on
                                                                                  figurines and little critters to
in September, we hold a closed         vices this year is our website at                                                                       Saturdays, 9 a.m. until 4 p.m.
                                                                                  hide around the pond and yard,”
to the public, after hours sale of                                                                              They are closed on Sundays
                                                                                  Nell said.
Boyds Bears, when all Boyds            where customers can order                                                                               (everyone needs a day off, Nell
                                                                                      When Ron isn’t at the shop,
Bears are 30% off their regu-          products form our store online.                                                                         explained).
                                                                                  he enjoys golf and both he and
lar price. You can receive an          Our new website features many                                                                               “We love our store and our
                                                                                  Nell love to go boating and fish-
invitation to this vastly favored      of our collectible items and also                                                                       customers. Please stop by and                                       (573) 581-5250
event by registering in our cus-       our custom pieces such as rus-                                                                          visit our Country Cottage. Fa-                                     or (573) 564-2251
                                                                                       They have six children and
tomer database.                        tic furniture and name logs.                                                                            ther’s Day is June 15. Give Dad
                                                                                  ten grandchildren which they
    “Webkinz are a new addi-                “Customers can bring in col-                                                                       a Keepsake Name Log. Order                                                Specializing in
                                                                                  love to visit with and spend                                                                                                       Repairing Basements
tion to our great selection of         or swatches and we will make                                                                            now to receive by Father’s
                                                                                  family time with.                                                                                                                 All Types of Flat Work &
collectibles. They have be-            custom floral arrangements for                                                                          Day.
                                                                                      “We couldn’t do it without                                                                                                      Decorative Concrete
come a great phenomenon and            them. We also make wreaths,                                                                                 If you have questions or

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 •Visit the restored town of Blackwater for gardens, antique shops,
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1st Row: John Hill, Faith Van Horn, Eli Hedding, Dalton Van        1st Row: Ben Glassford, Denver Thurman, Cody Williams, Max         Mrs. Julie York, Forrest Rain-
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Missourians Warned Against                                                                                           The team first identified
                                                                                                                 the 50-gene signature using
                                                                                                                 pretreatment tumor samples.
                                                                                                                                                     thirds of high-risk patients ex-
                                                                                                                                                     perienced a relapse compared
                                                                                                                                                     to 6 percent to 8 percent of the

Consuming Raw Milk Products                                                                                      They compared gene expres-
                                                                                                                 sion in tumors of patients with
                                                                                                                 estrogen-receptor-positive tu-
                                                                                                                                                     low- and medium-risk groups.
                                                                                                                                                         The research team plans
                                                                                                                                                     to patent the gene-expression
    The Missouri Department          the risk for milk contamination.          It is legal for farmers to sell   mors who had good outcomes          profile and make it available
of Health and Senior Services        Therefore, consumers should          raw milk products directly to the      to those whose outcomes were        for use through University Ge-
(DHSS) and the Missouri State        not assume that raw milk pur-        people who will consume it..           poor.                               nomics, a company co-owned
Milk Board together are warn-        chased at a farmers’ market or       Missouri statutes specifically             Then they initiated a five-     by Washington University, the
ing Missourians that drinking        grocery store is free of bacteria    allow a farmer to sell raw milk        year clinical trial to assess the   University of Utah and the Uni-
raw goat or cow milk, or eating      and safe to drink.                   or cream, at the farm where it         predictive ability of the gene      versity of North Carolina.
products made from raw milk,             Raw milk and products            originated, or deliver it to the       expression profile when it was          A clinical test for the high-
can lead to very serious illness     made with it are those that          customer for the customer’s            obtained after one month of         risk gene expression signature
and even death. Among sev-           have not gone through the pas-       own use. However, if a produc-         letrozole therapy. In a study       is projected to be available for
eral types of bacteria that can      teurization process, which kills     er wishes to sell retail raw milk      of 56 postmenopausal women          diagnostic use later this year
cause illness, raw milk can be       harmful organisms by heating         or cream at a farmers’ market          with     estrogen-receptor-posi-    and will be validated in clinical
contaminated with E. coli O157:      the milk to a specific tempera-      or any other retail venue, the         tive stage 2 or 3 breast tumors,    trials. Information about the test
H7, a strain that can produce        ture for a set length of time.       producer must first obtain a per-      Ellis’s group demonstrated          will be distributed at the ASCO
toxins that cause a condition            Although many people are         mit with the Missouri State Milk       that the post-letrozole genetic     meeting at the ARUP Labo-
called hemolytic uremic syn-         aware that raw milk can contain      Board. If the producer obtains         expression signature in the         ratories (Associated Regional
drome (HUS).                         bacteria that cause disease,         a permit, he or she also must          50-gene set was much more           and University Pathologists
    HUS is a serious, life-threat-   some believe that it has poten-      comply with the regulations per-       predictive than the pretreat-       Inc.) booth. ARUP is a national
ening complication that can          tial benefits over pasteurized       taining to the proper bottling,        ment genetic profile. Based on      full-service reference labora-
cause severe, bloody diarrhea,       milk, such as greater nutritional    capping and labeling of raw            the post-letrozole profile, they    tory owned by the University of
injury to the kidneys and kidney     value, vitamins that are present     milk products as specified in the      found they could rank tumors as     Utah that will perform the gene-
failure. Half of all people with     naturally rather than added, and     state statutes. Compliance with        low-, medium- and high-risk.        expression test.
HUS-related diarrhea require         even protection against tooth        these regulations does not en-             In the low-risk group, 81           Ellis says that it should be
dialysis, and three to five per-     decay.       However, research       sure raw milk is free of harmful       percent of patients had a com-      easy to incorporate the test
cent of these people die. Over-      has not shown any benefit of         bacteria. No producers current-        plete or partial response to        into standard breast-cancer
all, HUS occurs in about 10          raw milk over pasteurized milk.      ly have a retail permit to sell raw    treatment, which in addition to     therapy protocols. As soon as
percent of those infected with       To assure that the milk product      milk or cream in Missouri.             presurgical letrozole treatment     patients are diagnosed with es-
E. coli O157:H7 or other toxin-      being purchased is safe to con-           Raw milk products can also        included surgery followed by        trogen-receptor-positive breast
producing E. coli. This condi-       sume, look for a label that says     carry Listeria bacteria that put       letrozole and radiation or che-     cancer, they would be placed
tion can be especially serious       the product is made from pas-        pregnant women and their un-           motherapy at their doctors’         on an anti-estrogen agent like
in young children, senior adults     teurized milk.                       born or newborn children at risk.      discretion. In the medium-risk      letrozole. Then their tumors
and people with weakened im-             Raw milk products that           Listeria can cause miscarriage,        group, 70 percent had this fa-      would be retested at the time
mune systems.                        should be considered unsafe          fetal death or illness or death of     vorable response; while in the      of surgery to see if the gene-
    The bacteria that cause ill-     include soft cheeses such as         a newborn. These bacteria can          high-risk group, only 25 percent    expression test indicates that
ness are found in the feces of       Brie and Camembert, and Mex-         also put the unborn baby at risk       responded to therapy.               their tumor has responded to
cows and goats and can con-          ican-style soft cheeses such as      even if the mother does not feel           Overall, 15 percent of study    the anti-estrogen agent.
taminate milk during the milking     Queso Fresco, Panela, Asa-           ill.                                   participants had high-risk estro-       “Those with resistant tumors
process. Using standard hy-          dero and Queso Blanco, unless             In addition to E. coli O157:      gen-receptor-positive tumors        would be shifted immediately
giene practices during milking,      they are made from pasteur-          H7, raw milk can also carry bac-       that were shown to later switch     following surgery to chemo-
such as washing hands, keep-         ized milk. Other products that       teria that cause diseases such         to      estrogen-receptor-nega-     therapy designed for patients
ing equipment clean, and keep-       could be considered unsafe if        as typhoid fever, tuberculosis,        tive tumors. Such tumors did        with high-risk breast cancer,”
ing the milking area separated       made from unpasteurized milk         diphtheria and brucellosis.            not shrink during anti-estrogen     Ellis says. “That’s extraordi-
from other areas, are important,     include cream, yogurt, pudding,                                             treatment as do most estrogen-      narily powerful and a potential-
but will not completely eliminate    ice cream and frozen yogurt.                                                receptor-positive tumors, and       ly big advance in individualized
                                                                                                                 patients with these tumors were     care.”
Doctors Can Unmask Deceptive High-Risk                                                                           far more likely to relapse. Two-

                                       Researchers Find Smallpox Drug
Breast Tumors Using Genetic Profile    May Also Target Adenovirus
By Gwen Ericson                                                                                                  One Cause of the Common Cold, Adenovirus Also Causes Death
    A unique genetic signature       identify their high-risk patients    says. “So we looked for genetic        in Organ Transplant Recipients
can alert physicians to high-risk    and direct them to more effec-       expression profiles associated
breast tumors that are mas-          tive therapy.                        with relapse, but we took a very             Scientists at Saint Louis     velopment by Chimerix, Inc. as
querading as low-risk tumors,            “These tumors are like           different approach from previ-         University have made two key        a biodefense agent to meet the
according to research at Wash-       wolves in sheep’s clothing,”         ous studies that addressed this        discoveries that could lead to      threat of smallpox or monkey-
ington University School of          says Matthew Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.,     question.”                             the first-ever human testing of     pox viruses and as an antiviral
Medicine in St. Louis and col-       associate professor of medicine          Instead of just profiling gene     a drug to target the adenovi-       agent in transplant patients.
laborating institutions. Although    in the Division of Medical On-       expression in patients’ tumors         rus, which causes a number of           The SLU research is pub-
these tumors are apparently          cology and a faculty member          at diagnosis, Ellis and col-           severe upper-respiratory infec-     lished the week of May 19 in an
estrogen-receptor positive —         at the Siteman Cancer Center.        leagues at a number of other           tions and is one of many viruses    early online edition of the Pro-
meaning they should depend           “When these patients come in,        comprehensive cancer centers,          that causes the common cold.        ceedings of the National Acad-
on estrogen to grow — they           their tumors test positive for es-   also tested tumor gene expres-             There are currently no          emy of Sciences.
don’t respond well to anti-estro-    trogen receptors, so they are        sion one month after the start         drugs approved specifically to          “This is exciting news and a
gen therapy.                         started on anti-estrogen treat-      of treatment with letrozole, an        treat adenovirus infections in      major step forward in finding a
    Until now, doctors had no        ment with the thought that they      aromatase inhibitor that blocks        large part because there has        drug to treat adenovirus infec-
way to know these tumors would       will do fine. But these tumors       the body’s estrogen production.        been no animal model in which       tions in humans,” said William
be unresponsive because their        don’t depend on estrogen at all      All the study participants had         to test drug candidates, a key      Wold, Ph.D., professor and
pathology is deceptive — the         for growth and will keep grow-       been diagnosed with estrogen-          prerequisite before testing in      chair of the department of mo-
tumors appear to be more eas-        ing during the therapy. Now we       receptor-positive tumors and           humans.                             lecular microbiology and immu-
ily treatable estrogen-receptor-     have a robust way to identify        were put on letrozole therapy to           SLU researchers and their       nology at the Saint Louis Uni-
positive tumors, but they rapid-     such tumors soon after diagno-       shrink tumors before surgery.          collaborators, however, have        versity School of Medicine and
ly lose their estrogen receptors.    sis.”                                    “It makes intuitive sense that     made two breakthrough find-         the study’s lead author.
The researchers demonstrated             The researchers findings will    the genetic features of the tu-        ings: an animal model suitable          One of the key obstacles
that the chance for cancer re-       be presented June 2 at 10:45         mor in the presence of letrozole       for adenovirus testing -- in this   to finding an animal model for
currence in such patients is sig-    a.m. CT at the 2008 American         reflect the tumor’s response to        case using Syrian hamsters          adenovirus testing involves
nificantly higher, and standard      Society of Clinical Oncology         the drug and would be much             -- and a drug that success-         the fact that the virus is gener-
post-operative care with long-       Annual Meeting in Chicago.           more predictive of outcome             fully attacks the adenovirus in     ally species-specific; meaning
term anti-estrogen therapy is            “We’ve been interested in        than its features in the absence       those animals. The drug, hexa-      the human version of the virus
often not effective. The genetic     how to predict relapse in pa-        of the drug,” explains Ellis, a        decyloxypropyl-cidofovir       or   doesn’t replicate well in animals
signature defined by the re-         tients with estrogen-receptor-       Washington University oncolo-          CMX001, is currently under de-      commonly used in laboratory
searchers will permit doctors to     positive breast cancer,” Ellis       gist at Barnes-Jewish Hospital.
    Health                                                                                                        THE FOCUS NEWS             Friday, May 30, 2008           Page 

research.                           breaks have occurred among            mune system to heal breaches         Is your Dentist still using Needles and Drills?
     The SLU researchers, how-      groups of military recruits likely    in these barrier organs. Healing
ever, found that the adenovirus
replicates in Syrian hamsters
                                    due to crowded living condi-
                                                                          turns the alarm off and sets ev-
                                                                          erything back to normal.”
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whose immune systems are            in AIDS patients. Chimerix li-        dermatitis also go on to have a        Youʼll love What You Won’t Feel.
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weakened -- making Syrian           censed from Gilead the rights         high incidence of asthma. “It’s
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                                                                          cule gets into the system other      (636) 456-2454 Dr Jerry Paz
                                                                          organs such as the lungs go on
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showing broad antiviral activity    cluding the herpes virus, poxvi-      ceptible to problems such as
that is being developed under a     rus and adenovirus infections in      asthma,” he says.
federal grant for smallpox, also    humans. The drug, however, is            The experimental mice
has potential benefit against       quite toxic to the liver and kid-     were engineered so that they        Demehri says. “I started look-        studying a different molecule
adenovirus,” said George R.         neys and is not available in oral     had skin patches that were          ing for the cause, and one of         — Notch, an important com-
Painter, Ph.D., president and       form, which limits widespread         missing one or more genes that      the first things I noticed was the    ponent of a cellular communi-
CEO of Chimerix.                    use.                                  help insure normal cell growth      high white blood cell counts.”        cation system present in most
     Said Samuel Stanley Jr., di-       Using the new animal mod-         and differentiation during skin’s      A lengthy process of elimi-        multicellular organisms. Notch
rector of the Midwest Regional      el, the SLU researchers found         continual process of renewal        nation eventually revealed that       signaling ensures that skin
Center of Excellence for Biode-     that CMX001 provided protec-          and during wound healing.           the fatal immune response was         cells grow and differentiate ap-
fense and Emerging Infectious       tion from the adenovirus when         The research team found that        a reaction to a factor released       propriately.
Diseases Research (MRCE): “It       it was administered prophylac-        TSLP was produced only in           by the defective skin patches.            One by one, the team
is exciting to see work funded      tically (before infection with the    the defective areas of skin, and    The researchers found that the        stopped the activity of the eight
by the National Institute of Al-    virus) or therapeutically (after      then entered the bloodstream,       factor was TSLP. Because the          Notch genes active in mouse
lergy and Infectious Diseases’      infection). The scientists found      reaching concentrations 5,000       mice’s skin problems stemmed          skin and found that each time a
MRCE program lead to poten-         that the drug worked by greatly       times above normal.                 from genetic abnormalities,           gene was taken out, skin prob-
tial new therapies for this im-     reducing the ability of the vi-
                                                                                                              the skin couldn’t return to nor-      lems increased. Mice with skin
portant virus.”                     rus to replicate in key organs,          Careful scientific detective     mal, and the TSLP alarm sig-          patches missing all eight genes
     There are 52 known sero-       mostly notably the liver.             work by M.D./Ph.D. student          nal couldn’t be turned off. High      died of B-cell lymphoprolifera-
types, or strains, of adenovi-          The SLU team also found           Shadmehr Demehri uncov-             levels of TSLP activated an im-       tive disorder within 30 days.
rus in humans. They generally       that CMX001 was much less             ered the connection between         mune response that produced           Their white blood cell counts
cause acute upper respiratory       toxic and far more powerful           the skin defects and the fatal      extreme numbers of B-cells,           were 40 to 80 times above nor-
infections including colds, ton-    than cidofovir. In addition, sci-     immune disorder in the mice.        a kind of white blood cell that       mal.
sillitis and ear infections, but    entists discovered, two weeks         “When I joined the lab, the team    makes antibodies to destroy
they can also cause conjuncti-      after infection with the virus        had developed genetically engi-     pathogens.                               Interestingly, further ex-
vitis, gastroenteritis and blad-    CMX001 had reduced the viral          neered mice with structural skin
der infections.                     load in the liver and blood to                                                                                  periments revealed that the
                                                                          defects, but they didn’t have          The researchers uncovered
     Most people are able to re-    undetectable levels.                  any idea why they were dying,”                                               CONTINUED ON PAGE 9
                                                                                                              the skin’s alarm system while
cover from an adenovirus infec-         In addition to Wold and
tion, but in some young children    Painter, others who partici-
and people with weakened im-
mune systems, adenovirus in-
                                    pated in the research include
                                    Karoly Toth, D.V.M., Jac-
                                                                          St. John’s Mercy Hospital Presents
fections can turn virulent and
even deadly. Adenovirus can
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                                    queline F. Spencer, John E.
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                                    Mark Buller, Ph.D., all of the
                                                                          Diabetes Education Series Event
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    When patches of red, flaky                                            the public. Spouses and family
                                    matory substance called TSLP

                                                                          C-Sections a Critical Factor
and itchy skin on newborn mice      (thymic stromal lymphopoietin),
led rapidly to their deaths, re-    which launched a massive
searchers at Washington Uni-        overproduction of white blood

                                                                          in Preterm Birth Increase
versity School of Medicine in       cells and ultimately killed the
St. Louis looked for the reason     mice.
why. What they found was a
molecular alarm system that             In people, TSLP has been          Some C-Sections May Not Be Medically Necessary, March of Dimes Says
serves as a sentinel to moni-       shown previously to be involved
tor the integrity of skin — the     in atopic dermatitis and in asth-         Cesarean sections account       term births increased by about        temperature instability (hypo-
body’s essential protective bar-    ma. The mice’s skin problems          for nearly all of the increase in   10 percent during this time, the      thermia), jaundice, delayed
rier. The fatal effects of rais-    closely resembled atopic der-         U.S. singleton preterm births,      c-section rate for this group in-     brain development and death
ing this alarm in the lab mice      matitis, a chronic skin irritation    according to an analysis of nine    creased by 36 percent.                than babies born at term. This
suggests generally that certain     experienced by up to a fifth of       years of national birth data.           Preterm birth is a serious        new analysis shows that that
kinds of impairments to the         children in industrialized coun-          Between 1996 and 2004           and costly health concern and         these late preterm infants had
skin’s structure can potentially    tries.                                there was an increase of nearly     is the leading cause of death in      the largest increase in c-sec-
trigger harmful effects in other                                          60,000 singleton preterm births     the first month of life. More than    tion deliveries.
areas of the body, according to         “Both the lung and the skin       and 92 percent of those infants     520,000 babies -- one out of              “While maternal and fetal
the researchers.                    are barrier organs whose job          were delivered by a cesarean        every eight -- are born too soon      complications during pregnan-
                                    is to keep what’s inside in and       section, (c-section), according     each year in the United States.       cy may result in the need for a
    The study was published         what’s outside out,” says Ra-         to research by investigators            Late preterm babies, those        c-section, we’re concerned that
May 27, 2008, in PLoS Biology       phael Kopan, Ph.D., professor         from the March of Dimes and         born 34-36 weeks gestation,           some early c-section deliveries
(a Public Library of Science        of developmental biology and          the U.S. Centers for Disease        account for most of the in-           may be occurring for non-medi-
journal). The research team         of medicine in the Division of        Control and Prevention (CDC)        crease in the US singleton pre-       cally indicated reasons,” said
found that the mice’s irritated     Dermatology. “Under normal            that will be published in the       term birth rate. These infants        Alan R. Fleischman, M.D., the
skin produced an alarm signal       circumstances, TSLP serves            June issue of Clinics in Peri-      have a greater risk of breathing         CONTINUED ON PAGE 8
in the form of a natural inflam-    as an alarm to call in the im-        natology. While singleton pre-      problems, feeding difficulties,
  News                                                                                                              THE FOCUS NEWS            Friday, May 30, 2008            Page 8

Fishing is free June 7 and 8
No need for a fishing permit. Just grab your
                                                                        MDC Celebrates National
gear and a friend or family member.
    Gear is all you need to enjoy   ies Division Chief Bill Turner.
                                                                        Trails Day With a Book Sale
fishing June 7 and 8. On those      “For others it is a chance to           June 7 is National Trails         flora and fauna that hikers will      0.1 to 20 miles and from level,
two days anyone in the state        take everyone in the family fish-   Day, and the Missouri Depart-         encounter on trails at 40 con-        paved paths to natural-surface
can fish at Missouri Depart-        ing without buying several per-     ment of Conservation (MDC) is         servation areas.                      trails traversing rugged terrain.
ment of Conservation areas          mits. In a way, it is a thank-you   offering a bargain on a book to           “This book should appeal to       There is even a section on trail
and most other places without       to Missourians for their support,   help Missourians find and enjoy       anyone who likes to hike, bike        tips, tools and rules, plus con-
having to buy fishing permits.      but we also think that once peo-    more than 700 miles of hiking,        or ride horseback,” said Kight.       tact information in case you
    Annually the Conservation       ple find out how much fun fish-     biking, disabled-accessible and       “Even for those who have nev-         have questions about a particu-
Department designates the           ing is, a lot of them will come     equestrian trails on conserva-        er been to a Conservation area,       lar area.
first weekend following the first   back for more.”                     tion areas.                           taking a walk or ride on some of          Conservation Trails nor-
Monday in June as Free Fish-            The Conservation Depart-            MDC Recreation Special-           the featured trails can serve as      mally costs $5. However, until
ing Days. This gives Missouri       ment has a wealth of free infor-    ist Teresa Kight has compiled         a great introduction to the vari-     June 30 it is available for $4
residents and nonresidents          mation about how                    the third edition of the agency’s     ety of landscapes and habitats        plus shipping and handling and
alike a Saturday and Sunday             and where to fish. Go to        popular Conservation Trails.          across the state.”                    sales tax (where applicable).
to sample the Show-Me State’s         The 102-page, knapsack-sized              Locator maps help hikers          To order, call toll free 877-521-
fishing resources. Require-         days for details about Free         book is jammed with improved          find their way to areas, which        8632 or e-mail pubstaff@mdc.
ments for special permits still     Fishing Days, or visit mdc.         maps,      facility   information,    are grouped by region. De-   This and other MDC
may apply at some county, city for a weekly     points of historical and geologi-     tailed trail maps show the lay-       books also are available at
or private fishing areas.           fishing report. Links to a host     cal interest and details about        out of 98 trails ranging from

    Elsewhere, anyone can fish      of fishing information, including
without state permits on Free       fishing events, are available at                                         .......................................CONTiNuED   FROM PAGE 7
Fishing Days.              Visit www.
    All other fishing regulations for a list of        March of Dimes medical direc-         result in preterm babies are not      based on an inappropriate rec-
remain in effect.                   fishing publications and how to     tor and senior vice president.        medically indicated and may           ommendation from the doctor.
    “Free Fishing Days are great    order them, or contact the Con-     “We need research to deter-           place both mother and baby at              “The Relationship Between
for people who have friends         servation Department Distribu-      mine how many c-sections that         risk for little or no medical ben-    Cesarean Delivery and Gesta-
they think would enjoy fishing      tion Center, P.O. Box 180, Jef-
                                                                                                              efit.”                                tional Age Among US Singleton
but don’t want to buy permits to    ferson City, MO 65102-0180,
                                                                                                                  C-sections are the most           Births,” by Bettegowda VR. et
get them started,” said Fisher-
                                                                                                              common major surgical pro-            al. will be published in Clinics in
                                                                                                              cedure for women. More than           Perinatology, Vol. 35.

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                                                                   son presented special awards

                                                                   to several of the competitors
                                                                   from the past 16 weeks of com-
                                                                   petition. A slide show reflected
                                                                   on several of the memories
                                                                   over the past several months.
                                                                       The evening concluded with

                                                                   the presentation of the top five
                                                                   winners including, 5th place
                                                                   Nina Morris, 4th place Burny
                                                                   Burnett, 3rd place Faye Peak,

                                                                                                           “Your Hometown Jeweler”
                                                                   2nd place Deanna Regot and
                                                                   the Biggest Loser Champion
                                                                   Miranda Schmidt.

                                                                   Skin Defects
                                                                   CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
The top five Middletown Baptist Biggest Loser competitors..front                                                        Now Making Loans
                                                                   absence of Notch was not the
row (left to right) 4th Place Burny Burnett, 2nd Place Deanna
Regot, 1st Place Miranda Schmidt, 3rd Place Faye Peak, 5th         direct cause of the rise in TSLP                          on Your
Place Nina Morris. back row: Coach Candy Allison, Pastor Greg
Williams and Coach Spring Lynch
                                                                   in the mice. When the team
                                                                   discovered that another type of                       Gold & Diamond
                                                                   mouse with a different genetic
Church’s Biggest Loser                                             skin defect also had high lev-
                                                                   els of TSLP, they realized that     One-of-a-kind Custom Designs
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Biggest Loser Champion last       guest. Immediately following     sensor mechanism is the next
week and awarded the grand        the dinner the ceremony be-                                           Jewelry in the Area                     Ring Sizing
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Dorothy M. Richards                    Lora Mary Knorr                   gomery City , MO. The Rev-          five brothers: Mark Sydnor         children; many other relatives
    Dorothy M. Richards, 90,             Lora Mary Knorr, 87, of Mex-    erend Christopher Cordes will       of Washington State, William       and friends. He was preceded
of Troy, Missouri went to sleep      ico, MO, formerly of Montgom-       officiate and interment will be     “Deke” Higgins of Oklahoma         in death by his parents, and a
peacefully on Saturday, May          ery City, MO, died at 9:45AM        in the St. Mary’s Cemetery in       State, Mike “Nip”, Kevin, and      brother: Joe Hausman. The
24, 2008 at the Lincoln Coun-        on Friday, May 23, 2008, at the     Montgomery City , MO. Visita-       Reggie Sydnor all of Denver        funeral service will be held at
ty Nursing and Rehabilitation        Golden Living Center/Pin Oaks       tion will be held from 6:00 PM      Colorado; ten grandchildren:       4:00 p.m., Sat, May 31, 2008
Center. She was born June            Nursing Home in Mexico , MO.        until 8:00 PM on Monday, May        Shanikia, Annette, Christian,      at the McCoy-Blossom Fu-
24, 1917 in Old Monroe, Mis-             Lora Mary Knorr was born        26, 2008, at the Schlanker Fu-      Emily, Devin, Dajah, Jaylah N.     neral Home, 1304 Boone St,
souri; the only daughter born to     February 14, 1921, in Mankato,      neral Home in Montgomery City       Ray all of Troy and Jodicee and    Troy,Mo. 63379 Tele # 636-
Ace and Edna Woodson Brit-           Minnesota, to Russell E. But-       , MO.                               Janee Hill of Wright City,; and    528-8244 Officiating will be
ton. She was married to Marvin       ler and Francis V. Griffith But-        Casketbearers include Josh      his Paternal grandmother Anna      Rev. Gerry Bass Sr. Interment
Richards.                            ler. After graduating from high     Sumowski, Heather Turner,           Sydnor and his Aunt Jane           will follow in the Thornhill Cem-
    Dorothy attended public          school she attended Stephens        Cassandra Gulick, John Cleek,       Cockrell both of Troy and Un-      etery, Troy, Mo. Memorials may
school and graduated from            College in Columbia , MO ,          Ken McKinney and Ron Hind-          cle Fred Wray and wife Edna        be made to the First Assembly
Beauty College. She was a            earning her degree in English.      man. Honorary casketbearers         of O’Fallon; a host of nieces,     of God Church, Troy,Mo. or to
homemaker and also was a             Lora was married to Lyman M.        include Wesley Jeffords and         nephews, other relatives and       the donor’s choice. The visita-
cook for a local school. She         Cleek and then later married        Darren Robinson.                    many, many friends.                tion will be held Sat, May 31
was baptized on July 4, 1987         John A. Knorr. She worked at            Memorial contributions are          He was preceded in death       from 1 to 4 p.m. at the funeral
into the Jehovah’s Witness faith     the Big Value Store, the Mary       suggested to the Montgomery         by his parents: Ryan Roland        home. Friends may sign the
at the St. Louis Arena.              Long Shoppe, and retired after      City Library or to the Helen        Sydnor, and Constance Ray          on-line guest register at www.
    She is survived by one son,      many years being the Librarian      Reagan Cancer Fund, c/o Sch-        Clark; his Paternal Grandfather:
                                     at the Montgomery City Library.     lanker Funeral Home, 207 Dan-       Ryan Roland Carl Sydnor, and
Kenny Richards of Troy; one
                                                                         ville Road, Montgomery City ,       his Maternal Grandparents Ob-           Ethel Ransdell
daughter-in-law, Bonnie Rich-        Mrs. Knorr was a member of
ards of Hawk Point and one           the Immaculate Conception           MO 63361.                           ert “Nottey” and Bernice Ray.                         Mrs.     Ethel
grandson, Dennis Richards of         Church in Montgomery City,              Condolences may be made             Friends will be received                      Ransdell,      age
Hawk Point. She was preceded         MO; was a member of the Bot-        to www.schlankerfuneralhome.        from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.                       97, of Troy,Mo.
in death by her husband, Mar-        any Club; loved to read, play       com.                                on Thursday, May 29, 2008 at                      passed away on
vin Richards; one son, Dennis        bridge, watch baseball; en-                                             KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD                              Monday, May 26,
Richards and one infant daugh-       joyed her dogs; but most of all               David “Pete”              FAMILY FUNERAL HOME /                             2008 at the Lin-
                                                                                                             TROY CHAPEL. Funeral ser-                         coln Co. Medical
ter, Janice Richards.                was proud to be a Mother and                  Lee Ray, Sr.              vices will be held on Friday,
    Friends will be received         Grandmother.                                                                                               Center, Troy,Mo. The daughter
from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on           Mrs. Knorr is survived by           David “Pete” Lee Ray, Sr.,      May 30, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. at       of James Haden and Delphia
Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at           her son, Michael C. Cleek and       of Troy, Missouri passed away       KEMPER-MARSH-MILLARD               Gladney Raney, she was born
Kemper-Marsh-Millard Funeral         wife, Virginia, of Montgomery       in St. Louis, Missouri on Thurs-    FAMILY FUNERAL CHAPEL              Oct. 16, 1910 on the family
Home / Troy Chapel. Funeral          City, MO; one daughter, Melis-      day, May 22, 2008 at the age of     with Rev. Robert Moore offici-     farm. With the exceptions of
services will follow at 1:00 p.m.    sa Knorr and friend, John Rob-      59. He was born January 3,          ating Interment will be in Troy    short periods in Winfield and
on Wednesday at Kemper-              inson, of Wellsville, MO; two       1949 in Troy a son of Ryan Ro-      City Cemetery. Expressions         Hannibal, she spent her en-
Marsh-Millard Funeral Home           grandchildren: Josh Sumowski        land Sydnor, II and Constance       of sympathy may be made            tire life on the farm. At 18, she
/ Troy Chapel with Elder Ken         and fiancée, Heather Turner, of     Anita Ray. On June 20, 1970         to Pleasant Valley Missionary      graduated from Buchanan High
Nelson officiating. Interment        Mexico, MO; and Cassandra           in Troy, he was married to San-     Baptist Church in care of the      School and started teaching
will be held in Troy City Cem-       Gulick of Wellsville, MO; three     dra E. Green. David has three       Kemper-Marsh-Millard      Fam-     at Britt School in September.
etery. Expressions of sympathy       great-grandchildren:      Chase     sons;., Carl, Daryl and David,      ily Funeral Home, P.O. box         She spent 13 years teaching
may be made to the Jehovah’s         Sumowski; Blake Sumowski;           Jr. and two daughters Lorrie        222 Troy, Missouri, 63379. Ph.     in rural country schools. Dur-
Witness Kingdom Hall of Troy         and Kaitlynn Sumowski.              Blanks and Tawyna. Mathews.         (636) 528-8221. Online condo-      ing the years, she recieved her
in care of Kemper-Marsh-Mil-             Mrs. Knorr was preceded in          David was educated in the       lences may be made at www.         teaching certificates by passing
lard Family Funeral Chapel;          death by her parents, Russell       Troy school system. In 1966           teacher’s exams. When she
PO Box 222, Troy, MO 63379.          E. Butler and Francis V. Griffith   he enlisted in the United States    Ronald A. Hausman                  decided to get her degree she
(636) 528-8221. Online condo-        Butler ; and her two husbands:      Army and earned his GED                                                had to do it the hard way. Sum-
lences may be made at www.           Lyman M. Cleek and John A.          while stationed at Fort Bragg,                                         mer school and night classes            Knorr.                              North Carolina. He also served                                         led to a B.S. degree in educa-
                                         A Funeral Mass will be held     1 year, 7 months and 10 days                                           tion from Washington Universi-
                                     at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, May         in Viet Nam. While in the ser-                        Mr. Ronald A.    ty in 1960. Ethel was a charter
                                     27, 2008, at the Immaculate         vice of his country he received                   Hausman, age         member of the Lincoln Retired
Kemper MM Last minute    1/22/07     Conception 1
                                    2:42 PM Page Church in Mont-
                                                                         the National Defense Service        74, of O’Fallon,Mo. passed         Teachers Association. She was
                                                                         Medal, Viet Nam Service Med-        away on Sunday, May 25, 2008       a member of the Eastern Star.
                                                                         al, Viet Nam Campaign Medal,        at Troy Manor, Troy,Mo. He         She also served as a 4-H proj-
                                                                         Meritorious Unit Citation and a     was born on Feb. 16, 1934 in       ect and community leader. In
      You can leave some things                                          Good Conduct Medal.         After
                                                                         returning to the United States,
                                                                                                             St. Louis, Mo., a son of Vincent
                                                                                                             George and Grace Elizabeth
                                                                                                                                                her early teaching years, she
                                                                                                                                                coached girls basketball and
        until the last minute.                                           he remained in the Active Re-
                                                                         serve until 1972. Following his
                                                                                                             (Williams) Hausman. His early
                                                                                                             years were spent in St. Louis
                                                                                                                                                later served as a cheerleader
                                                                                                                                                and pep club sponsor. She
                                                                         discharge from service, he was      where he graduated from the        was an avid basketball fan.
   Planning your funeral shouldn’t be one of them.                       employed in several occupa-
                                                                         tions including: Supervisor for
                                                                                                             public schools. He then served     She loved to travel and had
                                                                                                             in the U.S. Army. In 1964, Ron-    trips planned for this summer.
                                                                         JV Midwest, 1973-1976; Super-       ald was united in marriage with    She was united in marriage on
                               M      ake the time now to sit down
                                      with your family and discuss
                               your funeral wishes. Preplanning
                                                                         visor for Monsanto, 1976-1985;
                                                                         Supervisor Venture Warehoue
                                                                                                             Barbara Bray at the Floris-
                                                                                                             sant Assembly of God Church,
                                                                                                                                                January 22, 1933, to Clarence
                                                                                                                                                Tilden Ransdell of Hannibal.
                                                                         1985-1988;      United    States    Florissant,Mo. The family lived    He preceded her in death. Sur-
                               allows you to control the cost, decide    Corps of Engineers, maintain-       in the St. Louis area where he     vivors include her daughter,
                               how you will be remembered and            ing Lock and Dam                    was employed by the Ford Mo-       Carol Gay (Dan) Reed and son,
                               help your family. And, when you               # 25 in Winfield, Missouri      tor Company for 37 years. He       James Tilden (Jill) Ransdell, all
                               prearrange with Kemper-Marsh-             1988 until his retirement. David    enjoyed working on cars , yard     of Troy; grandchildren, Jeffery
                               Millard Funeral Home, you’ll also         also attended Sanford -Brown        work, and restoring a Mustang      D. (Jessica) Reed, of Triangle,
                               receive our special descendant pro-       College and received a CPA          and a 1966 Ford Convertible.       VA., Brett Haden (Jamie) Reed,
                               tection plan at no cost to you.           Certificate.                        Surviving are his beloved wife:    Wade Colby (special friend
                                While time’s on your side, call us           He is survived by five chil-    Barbara Hausman of O;Fallon,       Amanda)        Ransdell,    Wyatt
                                 for no-obligation information.          dren: Carl and wife Mickie of       Mo.; 4 sons: Ronnie Allen          James Ransdell and honorary
                                                                         Troy, Lorrie Blanks and hus-        Hausman of St. Louis,Mo.,          granddaughter Amy Beth Neu-
                                    You’ll be glad you didn’t wait.      band Corey Hill of Wright City,     Wade Allen (Tina) Hausman of       sus, all of Troy; great-grandchil-
                                                                         Daryl Ray, Tawyna Matthews,         O’Fallon,Mo., Vincent (Sherry)     dren Hunter Landen Reed, of
                        Kemper-Marsh-Millard                             and David Ray, Jr. and wife         Hausman of Liberty,MO., and        Troy, and Isabella Arlene and
                                                                         Angela and all of Troy; four        Randy (Cara) Hausman of            Victoria Elizabeth Reed, of Vir-
                        Family Funeral Chapels                           sisters: Bernice Cockrell, Cas-     Valpariso,Indiana; 1 daughter:     ginia; nephews James Hussey,
                     351 Monroe St. • Troy, MO 63379                     sandra Hawkins, Carla Sydnor        Cheri (Rick) Butterfield of Mos-   of West Covina, CA, Doug
                                636.528.8221                             all of Troy and Betty Cockrell      cow Mills,Mo.; 1 sister: Shirley   Raney (Lena) and Eric Raney
                                                                         and husband Larry of O’Fallon;      Schulte of Pacific,Mo.; 7 grand-   (Tina) of Virginia, and special
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niece Patty (Tom) Cacchione,        Florissant, Frances Hensen of      during 1956 and 1957. He was       the U.S. Army in 1957 and his       and husband Theodore Bross
of California; special friends      Colorado Springs, Co; other        employed by the University of      draft papers were waiting when      of Flint Hill, MO; Alana and
Jack and Tina Neusus of Troy.       relatives and friends. Preced-     MO Extension Service from          he came back from his hon-          husband Richard Dickson of St.
She was preceded in death by        ing her in death were her hus-     1958-1990. He made Troy his        eymoon. Walter served as an         Charles, MO; Deanna and hus-
her parents; loving husband         band; her siblings: Ed Martin,     home, and brought his love of      Army communications special-        band Robert Orf of O’Fallon,
Tilden; sister Darlene Hussey;      Paul Martin, Murkes Martin Jr.,    the land and knowledge along       ist fourth class in Fort Bliss,TX   MO; four brothers, Robert
and brother Charles Raney.          Ruby Pitman and Josie Pit-         to Lincoln County farmers,         where his first daughter was        and wife Chris Hoormann of
Funeral services will be held at    man. Funeral service to be held    making many friends along the      born. After serving in the Army     Warrenton; Vernon and wife
2:00 p.m. Friday, May 30, 2008      Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 1       way. He was dearly loved by        he moved back to Troy,MO            Irene Hoormann of Florissant,
at McCoy Blossom Funeral            p.m. from New Galilee Christian    his family and will be missed      where his three other children      MO; Marvin and wife Ramona
Home, 1304 Boone St., Troy,         Church in Winfield. Rev. Steve     by many. Funeral service           were born. Walter was saved in      Hoormann of Florissant, MO;
Mo. 63379 Tele # 636-528-           Minkler to officiate. Interment    Saturday, May 31, 2008 at 10a.     a tent revival in Hawk Point,MO     Alvin and wife Betty Hoormann
8244. Interment will follow in      to follow in the New Galilee       m. from St. Stephen United         in 1968, and later sanctified. He   of Warrenton, MO; four sisters,
the Troy City Cemetery in Troy.     Cemetery, Winfield. Visitation     Methodist Church in Troy.          was a member of the Troy Holi-      Beatrice Pezold of Florissant,
Visitation will be held from 3 to   Tuesday, May 27, 2008 from         Officiating Rev. Paul Garven.      ness Church where he served         MO; Dorothy Keeven of Flo-
8 p.m. Thursday, May 29, 2008       4-8p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom       Interment to follow Saturday       on the board and church sec-        rissant, MO; Jeannette Lara-
at the Funeral Home. Memori-        Funeral Home, 1304 Boone           at 2:30 p.m. in the Pleasant       retary off and on through the       mie of Florissant, MO; Vera
als may be made to Jim Coad         St.,Troy,MO 63379 and also         Grove Cemetery, Hatton. Mo.        years. He served as a Gideon        Garamella of O’Fallon; and 17
at World Witness, or LaBrae In-     visitation Wednesday from 12       Visitation Friday, May 30, 2008    for the last several years. After   grandchildren.
dian School c/o McCoy - Blos-       noon -1p.m. at the New Gali-       from 3-8p.m. at the McCoy-         retiring from McDonnell-Doug-       She was preceded in death
som Funeral Home. Friends           lee Christian Church, Winfield.    Blossom Funeral Home, 1304         las, he helped in the Lincoln       by her parents, Leo and
may sign the on-line guest reg-     Memorials to the New Galilee       Boone St, Troy,MO 63379.           County Jail Ministy for a short     Bernadine Hoormann; two
ister at www.mccoyblossomfh.        Christian Church or New Gali-      Memorials may be made to           time, and also delivered Meals      brothers, Raymond Hoormann
com                                 lee Cemetery, c/o the funeral      St. Stephen United Methodist       on Wheels until shortly before      and Wilburt Hoormann; and
                                    home. Friends may sign the         Church Bldg. Fund or to the        his death. Walter was faithful      one grandchild.
  Ethyl Lee Hensen                  on-line guest registry at: www.    American Cancer Society-           in the Troy Holiness Church,        Funeral services will be held
                  Mrs.Ethyl                 Relay for Life. Friends may        Camp and School and ran the         on Friday, May 30 at 10 a.m. at
               Lee     Hensen,                                         sign the on-line guest registry    PA system and tape ministry         St. Ignatius Church in Concord
               84, of Winfield,           Ray O. Davis                 at:         for around 35 years. Walter’s       Hill, MO. Visitation was held
               passed away on                                                                             two favorite songs were Amaz-       on Thursday, May 29 of 4 to 8
               Monday,     May                                               Walter Lee                   ing Grace and The Old Rugged        p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home
               26, 2008 at Troy                                              Weinand Jr.                  Cross. He will be deeply missed     in       Warrenton,          MO.
               Manor,     Troy,                                                                           by all those who knew and loved          Memorials are suggested to
MO. She was born on Sep-                               Mr. Ray O.                                         him. The funeral service will be    donor’s choice in care of Pitman
tember 9, 1923 in Mokane to                          Davis,   74,                                         held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May       Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126,
Murkes and Vernie (Bradley)                          of Troy, MO                                          29, 2008 at the Bible Holiness      Warrenton, MO 63383.
Martin. She had 6 siblings: Ed,                      passed away                                          Church, Troy,Mo. Officiating will
                                                                                          Walter Lee
Paul, Murkes Jr, Clifford, Ruby     on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at                      Weinand, Jr. of    be Rev. Carrell Day. Serving
and Josie. On November 20,          Lincoln County Medical Center                      Troy, Mo was       as pallbearers will be: Wayne          Bernard Derhake
1948 in Jennings, she married       in Troy. He was born August 2,                                        King,James Beck,Bill Haffner,           Bernard Derhake, 89, died
                                                                                       born October
the love of her life, Donald L.     1933 to Howard and Arabella                                           Bud Lavy,Monte Cottle, and          on May 26, 2008. He was born
                                                                       21,1932 in Bowling Green,MO                                            on June 15, 1918 to John Der-
Hensen. They were blessed           (Nickelson) Davis. Davis, a farm                                      Bruce Hubbard. Interment will
                                                                       to Walter and Gladys (Marlin)                                          hake, Sr.. and Helen Derhake.
with two sons: Floyd and Sam-       boy from Hatton, has had this                                         follow in the Troy City Ceme-
                                                                       Weinand. He departed this life                                         Bernard is survived by one
uel. Ethyl Lee was very involved    last year to harvest his life of                                      tery, Troy,MO. Memorials may
                                                                       on May 26, 2008 at the age of                                          brother, Robert and wife
with her church, New Galilee        74 years. The year brought in a                                       be made to the Troy Holiness
                                                                       75 years , 7 months. He mar-                                           Alleen Derhake of St. Ann,
Christian Church in Winfield        bumper crop of prayers, cards,                                        School. The visitation will be
                                                                       ried Shirley Hutt on December                                          MO; four sisters, Rose and
and was a member of the La-         phone calls, e-mails, visitors                                        held from 4 to 9 p.m Wed, May
                                                                       7, 1957. She survives at the                                           husband William Hoette of
dies Dorcas Circle also. She        and nation-wide supporters.                                           28,2008 at the McCoy-Blossom
                                                                       home. He is also survived by                                           Florissant, MO; Helen Derhake
would help whenever possible.       Ray married Sharon Fike on                                            Funeral Home, 1304 Boone St.,
                                                                       three daughters, Sandra and                                            of Florissant; Josephine Orf of
Quilting, gardening and can-        November 24, 1955 in Hatton.                                          Troy,Mo. 63379 tele # 636-528-
                                                                       her husband Kerry Stanbery                                             Hazelwood, MO; and Marian
ning the produce from her gar-      They were blessed with two                                            8244 and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
                                                                       of Granby,Mo; Amy Carpio of                                            Farrer of O’Fallon, MO; and 35
den were some of her hobbies.       daughters: Kelly and Kristen.                                         Thursday at the Bible Holiness
                                                                       Ballwin, MO; and Karla Fliger                                          nieces and nephews. He was
Hard work was no stranger to        Kelly and Andy Williams have                                          Church, Troy,MO. Friends may
                                                                       of Kansas City,MO; and one                                             preceded in death by his parents;
Ethyl Lee. Surviving are her        two children: Amy and Carter                                          sign the on-line guest register
                                                                       son, Kevin and his wife Teresa                                         three brothers, John Derhake,
loving family: her sons: Floyd      Davis live in Ft.Collins, CO.                                         at
                                                                       Weinand of Kansas City,KS; six
(Linda) Hensen of Winfield and      Kristen and Gene Smith and
                                                                       grandchildren, Andrea Carpio;
                                                                                                              Aurelia “Molly”                 Jr., and George Derhake, and
Samuel Hensen of St.Peters;         children Haley and Blaine                                                                                 Henry Derhake; four sisters,
                                                                       Eric Stanbery, Justin Stanbery,           Schuler                      Frances Happe, Anna Scheafer,
her brother: Clifford Martin of     who live in Springfield, MO.                                             Aurelia “Molly” Schuler, age
                                                                       Kayla Weinand. Lee Weinand,                                            Cecelia Derhake, and Theresa
Wright City and her grandchil-      Ray’s sister, Jalie and                                             67, of Marthasville, MO, died
                                                                       and Ashley Fliger. He is also                                          Derhake.
dren: Nathan (Karen) Hensen,        Woodrow Boulware of Hatton;                                           on May 25, 2008. She was born
                                                                       survived by three brothers, Carl                                           Funeral services were held
Amy (Tim) Young; her step-          sister-in-law:  Dorliss      and                                      on December 1, 1940 to Leo
                                                                       Weinand and wife Barbara of                                            on Thursday, May 29 at 9:30
grandchildren: Phillip (Tonya)      Richard Jones of Hannibal;                                            and Bernadine Hoormann. She
                                                                       Troy, MO; James Henry Wein-                                            a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic
Schmidt and Salina (Jason)          brothers-in-law: Denny Fike                                           loved quilting, sewing, taking
                                                                       and of St. Charles, MO; and Dr.                                        Church in Warrenton. Visitation
Jones; her great-grandchildren:     Riverton, Wy, Randy and                                               care of her flower gardens, and
                                                                       Kenneth Weinand and wife Al-                                           was held on Wednesday, May
Christopher Hensen, Hannah          Mary Jo Fike, Kearney, NB;                                            spending time with her family
                                                                       ice of Independence, MO; and                                           28 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Pitman
Hensen, Hayden Hensen, Ty-          several nieces, nephews and                                           and friends.
                                                                       one brother-in-law, Dick Wulfert                                       Funeral Home in Warrenton.
ler Young, Caryle Young; step-      many cousins scattered over                                              She is survived by her hus-
                                                                       of Troy,MO; and two sisters-in-                                        Memorials      are    suggested
great-grandchildren: Miranda        the land. Ray graduated from                                          band, William Schuler of Mar-
                                                                       law, Jeanette Goodman and                                              to Holy Rosary Catholic
Schmidt, Devan Schmidt, Alay-       Fulton High School in 1951,                                           thasville, MO; two sons, William
                                                                       Jessie Hutt of Troy,MO; and                                            Church or Masses c/o Pitman
na Schmidt and Cole Jones;          University of MO 1955 with a                                          and wife Lara Schuler of Kai-
                                                                       numerous nieces and neph-                                              Funeral Home, P.O. Box 126,
sisters-in-law: Bertha Holland      BS; 1964 Masters. He entered                                          ser, MO; and Michael and wife
                                                                       ews.                                                                   Warrenton, MO 63383.
of Troy, Donna Martin of Win-       the military service in 1955,                                         Wendy Schuler of Marthasville,
                                                                           He was preceded in death
field, Kathleen Diamond of Ed-      being assigned to an artillery                                        MO; three daughters, Paula
                                                                       by his father and mother, Wal-
wardsville, Il, Mae Scudder of      unit serving in Ulm, Germany
                                                                       ter and Gladys; and in-laws,

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                                                                                                                                       THE FOCUS NEWS

                                                                                                                               siblings, Cuddles and Queen.
                                                                                                                                                              Friday, May 30, 2008                Page 14

                                                                                                                                                                     rejection. The introduction to
                                      really pray for God’s kingdom        to the altar, and there remem-                      All three kittens had been            strange surroundings did not
                                      to come until we are in it. If we    bers that thy brother has against                   spayed and were waiting at the        help her mood.
                                      should pray for the coming of        you; leave there thy gift before                    animal hospital, but it had been                The first evening was
                                      God’s kingdom while we are re-       the altar, and go your way; first                   arrange to bring home only two,       tense for everyone. Curious
                                      belling against Him, we are only     to be reconciled to thy brother,                    Curious Precious was returned         Precious declined invitation
                                      seeking for our own condemna-        and then come and offer your                        to her foster home, while Cud-        from her sisters to be playful
                                      tion. No un-renewed man really       gift” (Matt. 5:23-24). It may that                  dles and Queen came home.             wrestling and huddled by her-
                                      wants God’s will to be done on       you are saying: “I do not know                      The separation was tough on           self in an obvious furor of un-
                                      earth.                               that I have anything against                        Curious Precious, recovering          forgiveness. “Poor little girl,”
                                          If the nations were really       anyone.” Has anyone anything                        from surgery without Cuddles          commented my friend, I guess
                                      to put up this prayer, all their     against you? Is there someone                       and Queen was even worse. I           she wants some to blame,”
                                      armies could be discharged.          who thinks you have done them                       was the dissenter who thought             The next morning I was re-
By: Dorothy Lawson
                                      There are millions and mil-          wrong? Perhaps you have not;                        tree kitten was one too many,         lieved to find Curious Precious
                                      lions of men in the armies of        but if may be they think you                        but the following day I recon-        sleeping in a furry pile between
    Prayers of the Bible 10           the world. But men do not want       have, I will tell you what I do                     sidered. My friend’s appeal           her siblings. Apparently she
    Forgiveness                       God’s will done on earth as it is    before I go to sleep tonight; I                     to “keep the brother together”        decide that blaming was not
    We come perhaps to the            in heaven; that is the trouble.      would go and see them, and                          finally weakened my resolve.          much fun and being together
most difficult of all to deal             Now we come to the part          have the question settled. You                      Ecstatic, my friend hurried to        again was what she wanted all
with—forgiveness. This prob-          that I want to dwell upon: “For-     will find that you will be greatly                  the phone to arrange for Curi-        along. Forgiving her sisters for
ably keeps people from having         give us our trespasses, as           blessed in the very act.                            ous Precious adoption.                temporary desertion made his
power with God than any other         we forgive them that trespass            Supposing you are in the                            Presuming the kitten re-          night warmer and the new day
thing—they are not willing to         against us.” This is the only        right and they are in the wrong                     union would be a happy event,         brighter.
cultivate the spirit of forgive-      part of the “Lord’s Prayer” that     you may win your brother or sis-                    we were anxious to reunite the            There are no platitudes
ness. If we allow the root of         Christ explained.                    ter. May God root out of all our                    three sisters. Contrary to my         asserting that forgiveness is
bitterness to spring up in our            “For if you forgive men their    hearts this unforgiving spirit!                     expectations, Curious Precious        easy. It is the hardest moral
hearts against some one, our          trespasses, your heavenly Fa-            Forgiveness Brings Warmth:                      spit, hissed, swatted, and re-        act humans accomplish. Only
prayer will not be answered. It       ther will also forgive you; but if   “Forgiving is harder than finding                   fused the welcome of Cuddles          the magnitude of God’s forgive-
may not be and easy thing to          ye forgive not men their tres-       a good home.”                                       and Queen. I was bewildered,          ness’s toward us can inspire
live in sweet fellowship with         passes, neither will your Father         Curious Precious was fight-                     until I remembered she was            and enable us to forgive those
all those with whom we come           forgive your trespasses” (Mat-       ing mad! She arrived at home                        recovering from the discomfort        who hurt and harm us.
in contact; but that is what the      thew 6:14-15).                       twenty-four hours after her two                     of surgery and her temporary
grace of God is given to us for.          Notice that when you go
    The disciples’ prayer is a        into the door of God’s kingdom,
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Agape House Recipient of
                                                                                                              TX; John Yost and Hopewell          Women; household products
                                                                                                              Baptist Church of Thompson;         from Addie Park of Middle-
                                                                                                              First Baptist Church of Troy;       town; and food and toiletries

St. Louis Cardinals’Grant                                                                                     and First Christian Church,
                                                                                                              First Presbyterian Church and
                                                                                                              Southside Baptist Church, all of
                                                                                                                                                  from Vandalia United Method-
                                                                                                                                                  ist Church
                                                                                                                                                      Mary Deloney of Fulton pro-
    In a meeting May 20, board      four west-facing windows and                                              Vandalia.                           vided service for the facility by
members heard a report by           door of the house. Not only is           The next meeting will be             Non-monetary gifts were         distributing informational post-
Nelva Owens of her recent trip      this expected to aid in cooling      held June 17 at the house.           received: Paper and laundry         ers throughout the state as she
to Busch Stadium in St. Louis;      the facility, but also to conserve       Monetary gifts were re-          products, juice and toiletries      traveled.
there Agape House was among         heat in cold weather.                ceived in April from the follow-     from Canton United Methodist
71 groups to receive grants by          Board members discussed          ing: Edgewood Baptist Church
Cardinals’ Care organization to     the need for adding gravel to        of Bowling Green; Bethlehem
organizations serving children      the guest parking lot. Jim Wil-      Baptist Church of Centralia;
in Missouri and Illinois. Tim       liams is to determine the cost       John and Margaret Gray and
Hanser, vice president of com-      of gravel and hauling. Funding       Ramsey Creek Baptist Church
munity outreach and Cardinals       sources are under investiga-         of Clarksville; Curryville Baptist
Care made the presentations,        tion.                                Church and Elm Grove Bap-
assisted by team president, Bill        Karen Holbrook reported          tist Church of Curryville; First
DeWitt III, players Troy Glaus      that she and Sterling Holbrook       Assembly of God Church of
and Adam Kennedy and “Fred          will represent the house at in-      Ewing; Farber Baptist Church
Bird.”. Agape House received        terviews by United Way of Aud-       and Gladys Williams of Farber;
$2,000.00 to benefit children       rain County on June 17.              Grand Crossings Baptist Asso-
served by the facility as they          Certificates of recognition      ciation of Fulton; Arlene Nunn
visit parents incarcerated either   for three years of regular giving    of LaGrange; Linda Ahmann,
                                                                         Friendship Baptist Church,             Before                                                After
in WERDCC or NECC.                  were sent to Grand Crossings
    In other business, manager
Dolores Wendt reported that
                                    Baptist Association of Fulton        Mexico      United     Methodist
                                                                         Church and Lockewood Park                      Pamper
                                                                                                                       Your Pets
                                    and Mexico United Methodist
44 guests (including 10 chil-       Church.                              Baptist Church, all of Mexico;

dren) had stayed at the house           Members in attendance            Immaculate Conception Parish
in April. She also reported that    were: Janet Heim, K. Holbrook,       of Montgomery City; Knights
Mike Flanagan of Curryville had     S. Holbrook, Owens, and Wil-         of Columbus of O’Fallon; Mill
                                                                         Creek Baptist Church of Silex;
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  Arts                   & Entertainment                                                                         THE FOCUS NEWS          Friday, May 30, 2008         Page 1

Celebration of Missouri Folk Arts
Saturday, May 31 at Memorial Park                                                                               Events Calendar
                                                                                                               May 31
    Secretary of State Robin          handmade needlecrafts, chair             The Missouri State Archives     Family Festival of Fun Day, sponsored by Warrenton
Carnahan announced today              caning, leather crafts, glass        is the official repository for      Community Church, Under the Big Top. VBS for ages 6-
that a festival celebrating Mis-      arts, soap making, and wood          state documents of permanent        12, 9 a.m. to noon, with lessons, crafts, snacks, songs and
souri’s folk art traditions will be   lathing.                             historic value, and is located      more. Awards and prizes from noon to 12:30; 12:30 to 4:30,
held at Memorial Park, on Sat-            Those in attendance will be      at 600 W. Main Street in Jef-       the carnival begins for the whole family. Hot dogs, chips,
urday, May 31, 2008, from 9:30        able to enjoy good food, a vari-     ferson City. All programs at the    beverages, police cars, fire trucks, K-9 unit, DARE team,
a.m. to 3:30 p.m.                     ety of craft vendors and a beau-     Archives are free of charge and     ambulance vehicles, military vehicles, rock climbing walls,
    Memorial Park will once           tiful park setting while listening   open to the public, with seating    paint ball targeting, dunking booth, inflatables, pony rides,
again come alive for a unique         to Native American flute music,      available on a first-come, first-   hay rides, game stations, motorcycle show, live music and
gathering of talented folk art-       blues, and old time fiddle tunes.    served basis.                       more. Youth and teen concert at 1:00 with “Kaleb Krueger,”
ists, musicians and craftsmen.        The event is free to the public,         For more information on this    5:30 p.m. Southern Gospel Group, “One Voice” in concert.
This outdoor Folk Arts Festival       and is sponsored by the Mis-         and other programming at the
will provide people of all ages       souri State Archives and the         Archives, contact Emily Luker,      Summer Breeze Concert - Free
the opportunity to view live          Friends of the Missouri State        (573) 526-5296 or emily.luker@      Located at the Farmhouse Field in Innsbrook. Entertain-
demonstrations of traditional         Archives.                                            mentwill be Billy Peek, from 7:00pm-9:00pm.
loom weaving, jewelry making,
                                                                                                               Mega Reunion Saturday, at the KC Hall in Troy. Celebrating

Botanical Garden Dedicates
                                                                                                               the BHS Classes of 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974 and 1975!
                                                                                                               6pm Registration/Social Hour, 7pm Dinner and 8pm Dance
                                                                                                               to the Night Raider. You don’t want to miss this event!

New Victorian District                                                                                         Hershey’s Track and Field at the
                                                                                                               Warrenton High School. For more information, contact the
    The Missouri Botanical Gar-       which houses administrative          be served outside and visitors      Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department.
den will formally open its new        offices. Graceful columns mark       will receive a commemorative        June 4
Doris Waters Lichtenstein Vic-        the north and south pathway          fan, while supplies last. Actors    Senior Walking Group, located at Binkley Woods. For more
torian District on Friday, June       entrances.                           dressed in Victorian-era finery     information, contact the Warrenton Parks and Recreation
13. The new area unifies and              Opening day activities will      will add 19th century elegance      Department.
enhances several gardens              take place between 10 a.m.           to the scene.                       June 6
and Victorian-era buildings. It       and 2 p.m. near Tower Grove              In Spring 2007, the Garden      Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament will be located at the,
stretches from the enclosed           House, Mr. Shaw’s country            received a substantial gift from    Warrenton Athletic Complex. For more information, contact
Victory of Science Over Igno-         home. Trams will shuttle visitors    Doris and David Lichtenstein to     the Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department.
rance sculpture to the eastern        back and forth for free through-     establish the Victorian District.   June 7
wall, back to founder Henry           out the day.                         Construction began last sum-        Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament will be located at the,
Shaw’s original city townhouse,           Lemonade and cookies will        mer.                                Warrenton Athletic Complex. For more information, contact
                                                                                                               the Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department.

                                                                                                               Jaycees Golf Tournament/ The Bowling Green Jaycees
                                                                                                               will hot their 6th Annual Golf Tournament for their Relay for
                                                                                                               Life Team. The four-person (men and women) scramble
                                                                                                               will be held at the Sun Valley Golf Course near Elsberry.
                                                                                                               Registration will begin at 8 a.m. and the competition will be
                                                                                   Have                        held with a shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee includes steak
                                                                                                               dinner, welcome package and cart.
                                                                               Limited Time?                   June 8
                                                                            Carry-Outs Available!              The Lincoln County Council on Agig is having a Mystery
                                                                                 Call Ahead                    Dinner Theatre. This event will be held at the Bissell Mansion
                                                                                                               of St. Louis and tickets are $20.00 each.

    28855 Legion Trail, Warrenton, MO 63383 • 636-456-2333                                                     Youth Baseball/Softball Tournament will be located at the,
                                                                                                               Warrenton Athletic Complex. For more information, contact
                                                                                                               the Warrenton Parks and Recreation Department.
           American Legion Golf Outing                                                                         Hawk Point Lions Club Dinner/ The Hawk Point Lions Club
      Saturday, June 14 (Flag Day) Country Lakes Golf Club, Warrenton                                          is having an All-You-Can-Eat Chicken Dinner at their hall in
                                                                                                               Hawk Point. Serving 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
              Check-in at 11:30 a.m., Shotgun Start at 1 p.m.                                                  June 14
        Reservations on a first-received basis (Limit 144 Golfers)                                             Moscow Mills UMC BBQ/ The Moscow Mills United Methodist
                                                                                                               Church will host an All-You-Can-Eat Bar-b-que from 4-7 p.m.
      Cost includes: 18 holes of golf with cart, beer, soda and dinner                                         The menu will feature pork steaks, brats, potato salad, baked
    Non-golfers are welcome at dinner for $10 each (Must be reserved)                                          beans and homemade dessert.
   Plus: Prizes and Flights, Raffle items, Other Awards                                                        Fair Queen Candidates charity breakfast, Applebee’s,
                                                                                                               Warrenton, 8 to 10 a.m.
                         4-Person Scramble
                                                                                                               Kids All American Fishing Derby, will be located at Binkley
                        Cost: $60 per Golfer                                                                   Woods. For more information, contact the Warrenton Parks
                Advanced reservations by June 7                                                                and Recreation Department.
                                        PARTY AT THE LEGION!!                                                  June 18
   STEAK NIGHT Starting in June. Every Saturday 5-9 p.m. 8oz. Ribeye, Baked Potato,                            Senior Walking Group, located at theBinkley Woods. For more
   Dinner Salad, Toast, $8.95. Stay later and enjoy karaoke, drink specials & good times.                      information, contact the Warrenton Parks and Recreation
   June, Steak Night, every Saturday in May                                                                    Department.
   Jun 6- 2nd Wind, 4-8pm, Main Bar
   Jun 8- Frank Stanek 2-6pm                                                                                   June 21
                                                                Bring This Coupon in for                       Summer Breeze Concert - Free, located at the Farmhouse
   Jun 9- Karaoke Contest 8pm
   Jun 20- Altered Fate, 5-8pm, Main Bar                      $
                                                                10 Off Bingo Package                           Field - Innsbrook. Entertainment will be The Phins, from
   June 23- Karake Contest, finalist will compete at 3rd            Every Tuesday                              7:30pm-9pm.
   Annual Karake Night at the Fair for cash prizes July 1              at 6:45 pm
   *Karaoke Every Friday , Saturday & Sunday Night                                                                To submit an event for the community calendar,
   Bar Poker Every Thursday Night
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    “I am honored to have my              The Kresko Family Victorian     den’s mission is “to discover         some of the genera are green         the area in 2007 added further
name and my families’ names           Garden (1997), east of Tower        and share knowledge about             and appear “normal” until their      information on the ecology of
associated with this internation-     Grove House, resembles an           plants and their environment,         root connections are revealed,       the new genus and the iden-
ally known St. Louis icon, which      early garden built by Mr. Shaw      in order to preserve and enrich       others have completely lost          tity of its host species (Hedyo-
I have visited since early child-     in front of his original conser-    life.” Today, 149 years after         their ability to photosynthesize     smum mexicanum, a species
hood, later with children, and        vatories on the present site of     opening, the Missouri Botanical       and appear as fungus-like,           in the Chloranthaceae family of
now, grandchildren,” said Doris       the Climatron® reflecting pools.    Garden is a National Historic         non-green plants with succu-         flowering plants).
Lichtenstein.                         Then, as now, its centerpiece       Landmark and a center for sci-        lent stems and small, scale-like         It also confirmed that the
    A new “pincushion garden”         was a white marble statue of        ence, conservation, education         leaves.                              undescribed parasitic plant is
of annual plants and succulents       Juno by Carl Nicoli, which Mr.      and horticultural display.                “The Orobanchaceae that          rare and imperiled in nature.
that require little water, grows      Shaw acquired in 1885. This              The Missouri Botanical           I have worked with are almost            “The region where the plant
along the path from the Muse-         garden is an outstanding ex-        Garden is located at 4344             otherworldly in appearance,”         grows is changing rapidly, as
um Building to the Piper Obser-       ample of the height of fash-        Shaw Blvd. in St. Louis, just         said Yatskievych. “I’ve always       the abundant forests gradually
vatory. Many paths have been          ion in England at the time Mr.      south of Interstate 44 at the         been interested in plants that       are being logged for timber and
resurfaced in brick, aggregate        Shaw was planting his gardens       Vandeventer-Kingshighway              don’t fit the preconceived no-       the slopes burned to become
and other historically appropri-      in St. Louis. This landscaping      exit. (Note: A section of the I-      tion of what plants should be.       pastures and crop fields,” ob-
ate materials, embedded with          style was introduced in the ear-    64/U.S. 40 highway is under           The specimen collected by Dr.        served Yatskievych. “In another
medallions honoring donors.           ly 1800s, when new varieties of     construction through 2009.            Thomas was so unusual that           decade or two, we might never
Some paths were redirected            flowers were being developed        Before traveling, check www.          I had to see for myself what it      have succeeded in relocating
for more scenic views and new         and new species were com-  for updates. Go         looked like alive.”                  this undescribed genus in the
lighting was added.                   ing into England from different     to for               During June of 2006,             field.”
    Dr. Brent Elliott, a renowned     parts of the world. Elaborate       other helpful information.) The       Yatskievych traveled to the Si-          The “parasite lost” was not
authority on Victorian gardens,       and colorful flowers, foliage and   Garden is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.       erra Madre del Sur of western        the only species found on the
consulted on the project, de-         succulents were combined into       every day except Christmas,           Mexico, northwest of Acapulco,       journey. The group also docu-
signed by MTR Landscape Ar-           “plant tapestries,” also referred   Dec. 25.                              to return to the general area of     mented a number of other plant
chitects. Elliott is the librarian    to as “carpet bedding.”                  Grounds open at 7 a.m. ev-       the original collection. He and      and animal species during
and archivist at the Royal Horti-         Its colorful planting schemes   ery Wednesday and Saturday.           local researchers spent sev-         the trip, including an unknown
cultural Society Lindley Library      are typically drawn and installed   Admission is $8 (St. Louis City       eral days conducting intensive       caterpillar that researchers in
in London.                            three times a year, using over      and County residents pay $4           field searches before success-       Mexico hope to study further.
    Victorian District                7,000 plants in the summer.         ages 13-64; $2 age 65+); free         fully rediscovering the plant,           Results of Yatskievych’s re-
    “The area has been trans-         Improved selections and more        children age 12 and under, and        becoming the first botanists to      search on the undescribed ge-
formed into the kind of Victorian     available varieties of flow-        members. Admission is free for        see the species in more than         nus of the Orobanchaceae fam-
promenade and showplace that          ers and foliage allow today’s       St. Louis City and County resi-       two decades. They fully docu-        ily are currently being compiled
Henry Shaw would have loved,”         visitors to enjoy an even more      dents every Wednesday and             mented the plant for future          for publication in a scientific
said Dr. Peter Raven, president       beautiful Victorian garden than     Saturday until noon (exception:       scientific study through photo-      journal later this year, at which
of the Garden.                        Queen Victoria herself could!       special admission rate events).       graphs and collection samples.       time the plant will be officially
    Garden founder Henry Shaw             Kaeser Memorial Maze            Tower Grove House is free with        Yatskievych’s second visit to        identified by its new name.
designed much of his property         (1986) re-creates a labyrinth       Garden admission. Children’s
to reflect Victorian sensibilities.
    His country home, Tower
                                      constructed by Mr. Shaw in
                                      the 1800s with sunken hedges
                                                                          Garden is $3 for age 12 and un-
                                                                          der, free for adults. Park for free   Concerts in the Park Return
Grove House, was built in 1849
in the then-fashionable Itali-
                                      of yew and arborvitae, and a
                                      gazebo at its center. It was re-
                                                                          on site and two blocks west at
                                                                          the Shaw- Vandeventer inter-
                                                                                                                for Free Entertainment at
anate “Lake Como” style. The
house underwent a two-year
                                      planted, therefore it will take a
                                      few years to grow tall.
                                                                          section. The Garden is easily
                                                                          accessible by taking the Metro-
                                                                                                                St. Peters’ City Centre Park
renovation and reinterpretation           Piper Observatory (1996),       Link commuter rail line to the            The Concerts in the Park se-
                                                                                                                                                     “Everyone in the City of St.
as part of a capital campaign         overlooking the maze, is a rep-     Central West End station and          ries is back at St. Peters’ scenic
                                                                                                                                                     Peters can come enjoy the
before it reopened in 2005 with       lica of one built by Mr. Shaw in    picking up a Metro bus (www.          City Centre Park with four dates
                                                                                                                                                     sounds of these top-notch lo-
a renewed focus on Mr. Shaw’s         the 19th century in Tower Grove For general        this summer. So, bring your
                                                                                                                                                     cal musicians this summer for
life and times. He is entombed        Park south of the Garden.           information, log on to www.           lawn chairs and coolers, but
                                                                                                                                                     free. What a great way to enjoy
in a granite mausoleum be-                St. Louis Herb Society Herb or call the 24-hour         leave your wallet at home. The
                                                                                                                                                     a relaxing evening of live enter-
neath towering oaks nearby.           Garden (2003), enclosed in an       Garden Line recording at (314)        whole family can enjoy these
    Many areas encompassed            ornamental iron fence behind        577-9400 or 1-800-642-8842.           fun-filled summer evenings of
                                                                                                                                                         Alderman Jerry Holling-
by the new district were de-          Tower Grove House, includes         For membership information,           live music for free.
                                                                                                                                                     sworth, President of the St.
signed to complement or even          beds of culinary and medicinal      call (314) 577-5118 during                Each concert begins at 7
                                                                                                                                                     Peters Board of Aldermen,
replicate Mr. Shaw’s Victo-           herbs in imitation of Mr. Shaw’s    weekday business hours. The           p.m., with the St. Louis Wind
                                                                                                                                                     said, “The first series was very
rian style and have benefited         original kitchen garden.            Missouri Botanical Garden is a        Symphony returning to kick
                                                                                                                                                     popular, and hopefully even
from the generosity of donors             The Missouri Botanical Gar-     tobacco-free environment.             off the series on June 11. The
                                                                                                                                                     more people will come out
throughout the years.                                                                                           Melvin Turnage Band will follow
                                                                                                                                                     this year. You can even arrive
                                                                                                                on July 17 with music from the
                                                                                                                                                     early to enjoy scenic City Cen-
                                                                                                                ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s. On Aug. 21,
                                                                                                                                                     tre Park—walk the City Centre

Botanist Discovers Unusual
                                                                                                                Sins of the Pioneers takes the
                                                                                                                                                     trails, search the pond for tur-
                                                                                                                stage with the sounds of jazz.
                                                                                                                                                     tles, feed the fish, or bring the
                                                                                                                Downtime Productions will end
                                                                                                                                                     kids over to the inclusive play-

Plant Missing Since 1985
                                                                                                                the summer series on Sept. 18
                                                                                                                                                     ground on the west side of the
                                                                                                                with a variety of Motown, pop,
                                                                                                                oldies, disco, rock and R&B.         park.”
                                                                                                                    Mayor Len Pagano said,
    Intensive field research and      found over 20 years ago and         and distorted during the drying
herbarium study leads the Mis-        not seen since.                     process.
souri Botanical Garden in St.
Louis to describe as many as
                                          In 1985, Dr. Wayt Thomas of
                                      the New York Botanical Garden
                                                                               Thus, the plant remained
                                                                          unidentified for more than 20
                                                                                                                Creative  Art    Sculpture
100 plant species a year that
are new to science. The discov-
                                      had a chance encounter with a
                                      single specimen while collect-
                                                                          years, before eventually mak-
                                                                          ing its way through the scien-
                                                                                                                Camp For Kids at St. Peters
ery of an entirely new genus is
significantly rarer. Dr. George
                                      ing other plants in the Mexican
                                      state of Guerrero. The odd,
                                                                          tific community to the Missouri
                                                                          Botanical Garden.                     Community & Arts Center
Yatskievych, scientist and cu-        orangebrown, fleshy-stemmed              As a Garden botanist,                This summer children will        6, half-days from 9 a.m.-noon
rator in the Garden’s Science         plant had a pinecone-shaped         Yatskievych has performed             have a unique opportunity to         for ages 6-9, and full-days are
and Conservation Division, has        dense cluster of flowers. The       taxonomic research on families        discover the art of sculpture at     from 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for
successfully recovered and is         late Dr. Larry Heckard of the       of parasitic plants for the Flora     St. Peters’ Community & Arts         ages 6-15.
                                                                                                                Center’ s Sculpture Camp. Kids           The camp will be held at St.
studying such an undescribed          University of California, a lead-   of Missouri Project and the           will sculpt with paper, wire,        Peters Community & Arts Cen-
genus: an unusual parasitic           ing North American expert on        Flora of North America. Among         cardboard, recycled materials        ter at 1035 St. Peters-Howell
flowering plant that has lost its     parasitic plants, examined the      these, the unknown specimen           and more.                            Road. Register online at stpeter-
chlorophyll and depends entire-       specimen but was unable to          appeared closest in floral fea-           The camp begins on June, in person
ly on its host tree for nutrients     identify even its plant family.     tures to others in the family         16, 2008 and ends on June 20,        at the Rec-Plex, or by calling
                                                                                                                2008. This weeklong camp is          636.939.2FUN. Visit stpeter-
and water. Only one specimen          Parasitic plants are extremely      Orobanchaceae. Orobancha-             available for children ages 5- or call 636.397.6903
of this “parasite lost” existed       hard to study as pressed speci-     ceae are all parasitic on the         15. The camp will be from 11         for details.
prior to Yatskievych’s research,      mens, as they become brown          roots of host plants. Although        a.m.-noon for children ages 5-
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