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  Number 15 • Volume 7 • Serving St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Franklin Counties • December 10, 2010 • Weekly • 35¢


Get Your Holiday Season                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   back, especially from the IT
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          department, will help you stay

Off to a Great Start with a
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          on track. By taking control of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          printing, staff will be helped with
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          work overload, increase profit
Outing to Pea Ridge Forest                                                                                                                                                                                                                                with 10-30% reduction of print
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cost, and participate in go green

Christmas Tree Farm                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       initiatives.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               “Some certified US compa-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nies rebuild 300 thousand toner
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          cartridges per month,” stated
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Ken.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Cartridge World also offers

                                                                                                                                                                               Cartridge World Helps
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          comprehensive printer mainte-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          nance and repair service. “Our
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          printer maintenance and repair

                                                                                                                                                                               the Environment and                                                          CONTINUED ON PAGE 8

                                                                                                                                                                               Offers Savings
                                                                                                                                                                                    With an astounding 300 mil-
                                                                                                                                                                               lion discarded printer cartridges
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    as needed.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Doris said, start with a ba-
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           OBITUARIES
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           The following obituary notices are
    Located in the rolling hills of                                                  offering a special field with Nor-                                                        worldwide ending up in landfills,    sic inventory of your office: how           included on pages 12-14
Hermann is Pea Ridge Forest,                                                         way spruce and Canaan fir tree,                                                           it is no longer just as issue of     many printers, copiers, MFPs
a family owned and operated                                                          a definite hit for those seeking                                                          recycling and green living but       do you have? Are they being             Zachary Joseph Weikart,
tree farm. Growing quality trees                                                     nostalgic Christmas trees. They                                                           rather our environmental re-         properly used? Too much or              18, of Lake St. Louis, MO
has always been their mission,                                                       are located in a special field, so                                                        sponsibility to refill and reuse     too little? How often are they in       Mary E. Warner, 71,
and the mission has been clear                                                       be sure to ask one of the boys                                                            them. “Three quarts of oil are       need of service? How often are          of Montgomery City, MO
since their inception in 1955.                                                       how to get there. They are a bit                                                          used to manufacture each car-        the printers out of toner? How
Once a small operation is now                                                        more pricey, but very nice.                                                                                                                                            Alice May Whipple, 98,
                                                                                                                                                                               tridge. A staggering 375 million     old are they? How much color
one of the largest choose and                                                            The farm is expanding their                                                                                                                                        of Wellsville, MO
                                                                                                                                                                               plus gallons of oil is used yearly   are you doing, and is it neces-
cut Christmas tree farms in the                                                      horizons by bringing in a few                                                             to supply the world’s demand for     sary? How many reams of pa-             Maureen Mae Nelson, 77,
state. “We have also diversified                                                     Noble fir from the West Coast for                                                         printer toners and cartridges,”      per are you using per month?            of Wentzville, MO
in the past few years by adding                                                      those of you who have a bit more                                                          explained Doris and Ken Jones,       It’s important to asses your cur-       Mary E. Warner, 71,
nursery stock to our production                                                      exotic taste. Get them early, as                                                          owners of Cartridge World in         rent printing demands.                  of Montgomery City, MO
program. We grow a diverse se-                                                       I don’t expect they’ll be around                                                          Washington and Wentzville, an             She suggested taking con-          Karon Derr, 62,
lection of evergreen and decidu-                                                     long. As in years past, Pea                                                               eco-friendly printer and copier      trol of printed pages by utilizing      of Warrenton, MO
ous trees which are wholesaled                                                                                                                                                 cartridge refilling company that     a managed print service.
as balled and burlapped trees to                                                                                                                                               operates on the principles of re-         “You can make positive im-         Charles Thomas Stroker,
landscape companies and retail                                                                                                                                                 cycling and waste reduction by       pacts in print management.              92, of Olney, MO
garden centers,” said owners                                                                                                                                                   refilling inkjet and laser printer   Evaluate who needs a printer,           Barbara Kay Bethel, 68,
LeRoy and Mary Rood.                                                                                                                                                           cartridges while providing sub-      automate ordering, control in-          of Moscow Mills, MO
    Their boys Mike and Scott                                                                                                                                                  stantial saving to both consum-      ventory, prevent break, fix de-         Edward Alfred Tayon, 93,
instigated this new facet of the                                                                                                                                               ers and businesses alike.            vice maintenance and plan for           of Winfield, MO
operation after their return from                                                                                                                                                   The couple opened their first   refreshing legacy printers with
college and it has been an excel-                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Mary Lorraine Young, 84,
                                                                                                                                                                               Cartridge World in Washington        more cost-effective technology.”        of Troy, MO
lent complement to the Christ-                                                                                                                                                 in June 2006 and quickly fol-             The added benefits of a
mas tree business. Pride in their                                                                                                                                              lowed with their opening of the      managed print service are var-          Robert “Bob” Witt, 56,
work has been the cornerstone                                                                                                                                                  Wentzville location in November      ied. New devices can be chosen          of Troy, MO
of their business. As such, Pea                                                                                                                                                2007. The business has since         by evaluating cost of ownership.        Merlin Aloys Kopmann,
Ridge Forest has remained a                                                                                                                                                    served the re-filling needs of       You can make decisions regard-          80, of Marthasville, MO
source of quality trees since                                                                                                                                                  thousands of area customers          ing print assets based on facts         Leonard F. Staufer, 65,
1972, when LeRoy and Mary                                                                                                                                                      and businesses.                      with data from monitoring and           of Troy, MO
bought the farm.                                                                                                                                                                    It is estimated that corpora-   reporting system. Increase your
    Pea Ridge grows 75 acres of                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Autumn Hepburn, 21,
                                                                                                                                                                               tions spend between 1-3% of          printer output visibility through
Scotch pine ranging from 5 to 12                                                     Ridge will have an ample sup-                                                                                                                                           of Moscow Mills, MO
                                                                                                                                                                               their annual revenue on print-       reporting and quarterly reviews.
feet. They provide a saw to make                                                     ply of large (9’-14’) white pines                                                         ing. Offering new services and            CEO’s and CFO’s will have          Jennie P. Love, 73,
quick work of your choice. If you                                                    available to choose from. “We                                                             programs, Cartridge World can        true numbers that can show              of Wright City, MO
prefer, they also offer beautiful                                                    bring them back fresh cut from                                                            be your partner in business to       year to year savings for ink/           Barbara L. Stuckey, 77,
pre-cut Fraser, Balsam, Scotch                                                       our leased farm down the road,”                                                           help you reduce your cost of         toner/service/devices and help          of Elsberry, MO
and White firs.                                                                                                                                                                printing, provide maintenance        businesses receive green cer-
    This year the farm is again                                                            CONTINUED ON PAGE 8                                                                 service, and repair your printers    tification. Lastly, the staff feed-           Sponsored by:

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           Advertising                     fencing on the north and south          MoDOT worked with Senator            to www.modot.org/northeast or          well as the Megaball®, from the
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     Shana, 636-358-7103                   8:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day.          coln County School District to       6636.                                  Walker, a server at Rizzo’s in
     Jillian, 314-657-5762                                                                                                                                     O’Fallon, presented her winning
     Kathy, 636-328-1244
    Jeanette, 314-420-5390                 Governor Appoints Montgomery                                                                                        ticket at the Lottery’s St. Louis
                                                                                                                                                               regional office on Nov. 29.

                                           County Circuit-Court Elect to Serve
                                                                                                                                                                   She purchased the $1 Quick
             Deadline:
          Tuesday prior to
                                                                                                                                                               Pick ticket at Abel’s Quik Shop,
                                                                                                                                                               645 W. Service Road N. in Wright
                                           Remainder of Term
        publication at noon.
   Letters to the editor must be                                                                                                                               City, and checked it online the
 signed with a phone number for                                                                                                                                morning following the drawing.
 verification. Opinions expressed              Gov. Jay Nixon has appoint-         that will begin in January 2011.     and as treasurer for the Mont-             “I had my husband re-check it
by contributors are not necessarily
   the views of the newspaper.             ed Robyn R. Schmidt, of Mont-              Schmidt, a Republican, has        gomery County Chamber of               and re-check it and re-check it,”
                                           gomery City, to the position of         served as office manager and         Commerce.                              Walker said, laughing about how
         Subscriptions:
                                           Montgomery County circuit               legal secretary with a Montgom-          "Robyn Schmidt has exten-          she was certain she must have
Available for at home delivery by
     calling (314) 713-2400.               clerk. She will step in immedi-         ery City law firm since 1993.        sive experience in a legal office      entered a number incorrectly.
                                           ately to fill the remainder of the      She has served as treasurer for      in this county, and that will serve        Her husband, Don, veri-
  The paper is available at the
                                           term of Patricia Bufka, who re-         the Montgomery County United         her well as the new Montgom-           fied that she was in fact hold-
      following locations:
              Bowling Green
                                           signed. Schmidt was elected as          Way, as secretary for the Mont-      ery County Circuit Clerk," Gov.        ing a Mega Millions ticket worth
                Storch Ford                circuit clerk on Nov. 2 for a term      gomery County Fair Society,          Nixon said.                            $10,000 and pointed out that she
                Hawk Point                                                                                                                                     was just one number away from
      BP • Sinclair • Backroads Grill
                Jonesburg                  State Releases November General Revenue Report                                                                      winning the jackpot prize.
                                                                                                                                                                   “But a bird in the hand…” she
  Shay’s Alley • Fast Lane • Road House
       Frumpy Joe’s • Trading Post              State Budget Director Linda                 tax collections             last year to $162.2 million this       said. “I told him, ‘Oh my God, we
                 Laddonia                  Luebbering announced that                   Increased 2.4 percent for the    year.                                  just won $10,000!’”
      Casey’s • Goodwin’s Grocery          2011 fiscal year-to-date net            year, from $1.96 billion last year       Decreased 11.0 percent for             According to Walker, she
                Middletown                 general revenue collections in-         to $2.01 billion this year.          the month.
   Crossroads General • Country Store
                                                                                                                                                               plans to use her Lottery winnings
    American Bank • Country Club Bar       creased 3.5 percent compared                Increased 0.7 percent for the         All other collections             to help her daughter start a busi-
            Montgomery City                to fiscal year 2010, from $2.71         month.                                   Increased 20.2 percent for         ness. She said she also plans
          BP • Brad’s Kwik Store           billion last year to $2.80 billion              Sales and use tax            the year, from $164.4 million          “to have a nice Christmas and
           Save-More • Casey’s
         Central Heating & Cooling         this year.                                         collections               last year to $197.5 million this       get caught up on things.”
 The Garage Sale Store • American Bank          Net general revenue col-               Increased 3.3 percent for        year.                                      Like Powerball, Mega Mil-
    Montgomery County Farm Bureau          lections for November 2010              the year from $726.2 million last        Increased 19.6 percent for
Montgomery City Library • Senior Center
                                                                                                                                                               lions players have nine ways to
               Moscow Mills
                                           increased by 3.3 percent com-           year to $750.4 million this year.    the month.                             win in the multi-state game. With
        My Friend’s Shop • Conoco          pared to those for November                 Increased 19.2 percent for            Refunds                           drawings held every Tuesday
             Sunset Hair & Tan             2009, from $557.8 million to            the month.                               Increased 9.6 percent for the      and Friday night, the game fea-
               New Florence                $576.5 million.                              Corporate income and cor-       year, from $285.7 million last
          Abel’s Quick Shop • BP
                                                                                                                                                               tures a jackpot prize that starts
                  O’Fallon
                                             GROSS COLLECTIONS BY                  porate franchise tax collections     year to $313.0 million this year.      at $12 million and continues to
                  Culligan                             TAX TYPE                        Increased 13.5 percent for           Increased 32.6 percent for         grow until someone wins it.
               Silex/Auburn                        Individual income               the year, from $142.9 million        the month.
    Auburn Farm & Home • Thoro Mart
                    Troy
         Three Monkeys Beadery
          Troy Furniture & Carpet
                                           Two Warren County Men Plead Guilty to Federal
         Drewel Realty • Troy Tire
   Scott’s Home Health Medical Supply
         F&S Customs & Collision
                                           Charges Involving the Arson of Four Vehicles
          Apple Hearing Solutions              The United States Attorney’s        pickup truck, which was on the       before United States District          Department, the Warren County
  Car-Jo Ceramics • Charlotte’s Flowers    Office announced that Corey             railroad tracks under the Mis-       Judge Carol E. Jackson.                Prosecuting Attorney, Warren-
           The Country Cottage             Michael Puetz and Xavier Da-            souri State Highway 47 viaduct          They each face a penalty            ton Police Department, Missouri
Garden Gate Party Rental • Here’s 2 Eyes
        Lincoln Co. Animal Hospital        mon Washington pled guilty to           in Warren County, MO.                range of 5 to 20 years in prison       Division of Fire Safety and the
 47 West Flea Market • Troy Elks’ Lodge    charges involving the August                COREY MICHAEL PUETZ,             and/or fines up to $250,000 on         Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
           The Mercantile Outlet           2010 arson of a Warren County           Warrenton, Missouri; and XAVI-       each count. Sentencings have           Firearms and Explosives. As-
       A Scrapbook & Craft Haven
         BB’s Deli • Shared Closet         Sheriff’s Department vehicle,           ER DAMON WASHINGTON,                 been set for March 1, 2011.            sistant United States Attorney
Tri-County Glass • Peoples Bank & Trust    two vehicles belonging to the           Warrenton, Missouri, pled guilty        The case was investigated           Dean Hoag is handling the case
             Big Creek Archery             Warrenton Police Department             to four felony counts of arson       by the Warren County Sheriff’s         for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.
        Zaddocks • Buzzy’s Liquor
           Landmark Restaurant             and a stolen 1997 Ford F-150
         Turning Pages Bookstore
     Halo & Wings • Clayton Homes                                                                                                                                 Machines | Supplies | Furniture
      American Family Home Sales                                                                                                                              Package Shipping Center | Ad Specialties
                 Warrenton
          Apple Hearing Solutions                                                  CHRISTMAS                                                                    Imprinted Business Forms & Checks
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  AMOG Florist • Two Dudes Barbecue
  Castaways- American Legion • Kroger
       Los Cantaritos • Goin’ Postal                                                                                                                            CHRISTMAS SPECIALS
  Radio Shack - Moser’s • Classic Nails
         H & H Outfitters • Curves
      Four Season Travel & Cruises
                                                                                   DECORATING                            217-219 Elm St                                  25% Off
  Assist-2-Sell • Lansford Tresure Chest
     Brockfeld’s • Pamper Your Pets                                                CLASS                                 Washington, MO
                                                                                                                                                                      Cross Pen Sets
       Noah’s Bark • 4 Doors Down
                                                                                                                         636-239-6425 | 800-636-3403               Vinyl Brief Bags
    Schraer Heating & Air Conditioning
            Warrenton Wireless
   The Hiding Place • Zigo & Associates                                            Saturday,                             www.osestore.com                                  $17.50
                                                                                   December 20
      Dr. Paz • Chiropractic Center
           Warrenton Elks’ Lodge
     Warrenton Library • Applebee’s
    FCF Church • A Divine Connection
     Ultimate Hair & Spa • Brewskies                                               11am to 2pm
     Gastorf-Schrumpf • The Hideout
       Urban Tanz • Sharper Image
                                                                                   $6 - All Supplies included
                 Wentzville
        The French Market • Sears
      Scrap To It • Boulevard Bride
                 Wellsville                                                                                                                                        504 W. Booneslick
               IGA • Fastlane
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                         Other Items on
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                                                                                                                                                              also available!

                                                                                                                           • Fresh Meat Market
                                                                                                                           • Large selection of Salads
                                                                                                                           • Variety of Fish & Pastas
  Christmas Tree Candle, $0.49                                                                                             • Sauces, Dressings &
  Snowman Draft Stopper, $7.99                                                                                                Breads from The Hill
                                                                                                                           • A variety of Boar’s Head
  Assorted Boxed Christmas Cards, $1.00                                                                                       Meats & Cheese                DELI & MEAT MARKET
  Victorian Heart Christmas Stockings on Sale $1.00
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                                                               Four Missouri High School Students Selected
            Holiday Sale                                       as Delegates in the U.S. Senate Youth Program
                                                                  Two Missouri high school
                                                               seniors have won a week-long,
                                                                                                              * Michael Hoosier, Warrenton
                                                                                                              High School
                                                                                                                                                                       egates to learn about the func-
                                                                                                                                                                       tions of the federal government.
            Going on Now through Christmas Eve
                                                               expense-paid trip to our nation’s              * Patricia Okonta, Liberty High                          Throughout their week-long
            Jewely $10-$25        - 10% OFF                    capital as delegates in the Unit-              School                                                   stay, the student leaders will
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                                                               a $5,000 college scholarship for               2011, in Washington, D.C. The                            a meeting with a justice of the
            Jewelry $41+          - 20% OFF                    undergraduate studies.                         two Missouri students will as-                           U.S. Supreme Court and meet
            Select Findings       - 15% OFF                       The delegates are:                          semble with 102 other del-                               with their senators and other na-
                                                                                                                                                                       tional policymakers.
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                                                                            Bira Elected Regent for Missouri and Member of Council of
     Peoples Bank & Trust                                                   Regents for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE)
        Dresses Down                                                             Patrick Bira, FACHE, Chief
                                                                            Executive Officer of Lincoln
                                                                            County Medical Center in Troy,
                                                                                                                 ous other positions as CEO and
                                                                                                                 healthcare executive for the past
                                                                                                                 24 years.
                                                                                                                                                        souri.
                                                                                                                                                            The American College of
                                                                                                                                                        Healthcare Executives is an in-
       for the Troopes                                                      Missouri, has been appointed
                                                                            to the Council of Regents, the
                                                                                                                     Bira has also served on sev-
                                                                                                                 eral Boards of the Missouri Hos-
                                                                                                                                                        ternational professional society
                                                                                                                                                        of more than 30,000 healthcare
     On Friday, November 12, employees at Peoples Bank &                    legislative body of the American     pital Association, American Red        executives who lead hospitals,
 Trust donated $5 to Troy, Missouri Supports the Troops and in              College of Healthcare Execu-                                                healthcare systems and other
 return were able to wear blue jeans and tennis shoes to work.              tives (ACHE) based in Chicago,                                              healthcare organizations. ACHE
 This organization collects items as well as money to purchase              Illinois. The Council serves as                                             is known for its prestigious cre-
                                                                            the vital link between ACHE                                                 dentialing and educational pro-
 items for care packages that are sent to local soldiers serving
                                                                            and affiliates by approving gov-                                            grams and its annual Congress
 overseas. Between all the bank branches, over $380.00 was                  ernance and membership regu-                                                on     Healthcare     Leadership,
 raised.                                                                    lations as well as promoting                                                which draws more than 4,500
                                                                            ACHE programs, services and                                                 participants each year.
                                                                            activities within their respective                                              ACHE’s established net-
                                                                            areas.                                                                      work of more than 80 chapters
                                                                                 Bira will assume his respon-                                           provides access to networking,
                                                                            sibilities at the Council of Re-                                            education and career develop-
                                                                            gents meeting on March 19,                                                  ment at the local level. In ad-
                                                                            2011, during ACHE’s 54th Con-        Cross, Chambers of Commerce,           dition, ACHE is known for its
                                                                            gress on Healthcare Leader-          ACHE Regent Advisory Council           magazine, Healthcare Execu-
                                                                            ship in Chicago. As a Regent,        and various church and educa-          tive, and its journals, the Jour-
                                                                            Bira will represent members of       tional organizations. He also has      nal of Healthcare Management
                                                                            the national organization for the    raised four children with his wife     and Frontiers of Health Services
                                                                            State of Missouri, which lists       of 25 years.                           Management, as well as ground-
                                                                            over 800 members. Nearly 200             Board Certified in healthcare      breaking research and career
                                                                            of those members have earned         management and an ACHE Fel-            development and public policy
                                                                            the level of Fellow in the Col-      low, Bira has also presented           programs. ACHE’s publishing
                                                                            lege. The Regent serves all of       lectures at hospital and vendor        division, Health Administration
 Attached picture: (left to right) Kris Moesch of Troy, MO Sup-             Missouri and joins only 75 other     conferences and published sev-         Press, is one of the largest pub-
 ports the Troops received a check from Gary Leifert, PB&T loan             Regents who represent areas          eral articles. He received his         lishers of books and journals on
 officer and Vietnam Veteran.                                               throughout the United States,        Master’s in Health Administra-         all aspects of health services
                                                                            Canada and Puerto Rico.              tion and Juris Doctorate from St.      management in addition to text-

US & St. John’s Mercy
                                                                                 Bira has served as CEO at       Louis, Missouri, a Master of Arts      books for use in college and uni-
                                                                            Lincoln County Medical Center        in Health Care Mission from the        versity courses. Through such
                                                                            since April of 2010. Previous        Aquinas Institute in St. Louis,        efforts, ACHE works toward its
Health System Reach $2.2                                                    service has included 10 years as
                                                                            Chief Clinical Officer at South-
                                                                                                                 Missouri and a Bachelor of Sci-
                                                                                                                 ence and Art in Management
                                                                                                                                                        goal of being the premier pro-
                                                                                                                                                        fessional society for healthcare

Million Civil Settlement                                                    east Missouri Hospital in Cape
                                                                            Girardeau, Missouri and vari-
                                                                                                                 and Marketing from Rockhurst
                                                                                                                 University in Kansas City, Mis-
                                                                                                                                                        leaders by providing exceptional
                                                                                                                                                        value to its members.
    The United States Attor-          cal Center in St. Louis each
ney’s Office announced that
the United States has reached
                                      maintained a foot clinic which
                                      received Medicare payments
                                                                            Elk Foundation to Help Fund Missouri Elk Restoration
a civil settlement with St. John’s    for routine toenail trimmings             A national elk-conservation      proved a revised elk-restoration       cultural activity and landowner
Mercy Health System and St.           and toenail debridements given        group whose support for elk res-     plan that addresses these con-         support.
John’s Health System, Inc. re-        to Medicare beneficiaries. The        toration in Missouri dates back      cerns. The RMEF immediately                Construction of a holding pen
garding routine foot care pro-        United States claimed that the        more than a decade is making         began fundraising efforts to help      in Kentucky will begin later this
vided by clinics at six St. John’s    services were not medically           good on its promise to financial-    implement the plan, and those          month. Trapping of elk is expect-
hospitals in Missouri. Under          necessary or covered under the        ly support the current restoration   efforts continue.                      ed to begin in late December or
the terms of the settlement,          Medicare program’s rules and          effort.                                  “Our volunteers and mem-           early January. Trapped elk will
St. John’s will pay the United        regulations.                              Tom Jones, Senior Regional       bership have worked tirelessly         remain in the Kentucky holding
States $2,225,000 to resolve              Les Hollie, Special Agent in      Director for the Rocky Mountain      over the last 26 years to raise        pen to meet the health testing
claims that these six hospitals       Charge of the Kansas City Re-         Elk Foundation (RMEF), says          money to ensure the future of          protocol. Once in Missouri, they
violated the False Claims Act by      gional Office of Investigations       the group already has raised         elk, other wildlife and their habi-    will be kept in a holding pen at
submitting claims to Medicare         for the Department of Health          enough money to begin paying         tat,” said Jones. “What a tre-         Peck Ranch Conservation Area
for routine foot care in violation    and Human Services, stated,           for construction of an elk holding   mendous conservation accom-            (CA) to allow them to acclimate
of Medicare policy.                   “These investigations and their       pen in Kentucky. The pen will        plishment this will be to restore      to the area. Construction of the
    Medicare has a long-stand-        outcomes protect the tax payers       hold elk during a precautionary      elk back to the Show-Me State          pen at Peck Ranch will take
ing policy that, absent certain       and the trust fund from waste         quarantine period before they        after a 150-year absence. The          place in January. If all goes
medical conditions, it does not       and abuse. We appreciate St.          are relocated to Missouri.           Elk Foundation is proud to be          according to plan, the first elk
pay for routine foot care ser-        John’s cooperation throughout             “We are very grateful to the     able to step forward and actually      could be released into the wild
vices. Instead, Medicare only         the investigation and the efforts     Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation        put money ‘on the ground’ for          at Peck Ranch CA in late April or
pays for specific procedures          of our partners with the Unit-        for its long-standing support of     this project. No doubt, our strong     early May.
provided to patients that have        ed States Attorney’s Office in        elk restoration in Missouri,” said   volunteer core and membership              “It is very exciting to see
documented diagnoses and              reaching this settlement.”            Department of Conservation Di-       base will continue to work hard        these plans moving forward,”
serious medical conditions. In            St. John’s fully cooperated in    rector Bob Ziehmer. “Now that        to raise additional funds to leave     said Department of Conserva-
the settlement agreement, the         the investigation and closed the      we are ready to move forward,        this important wildlife legacy.”       tion Resource Scientist Lonnie
United States alleges that from       foot clinics as a result of the in-   the RMEF has wasted no time              Missouri’s restoration plan        Hansen. “We are confident that
January 1, 2005, through March        vestigation and settlement.           putting resources behind the ef-     calls for releasing up to 150          we have adequately addressed
31, 2010, St. John’s Hospital in          This case was investigated        fort.”                               elk in a 346-square-mile area          all the concerns about elk res-
Lebanon, MO; St. Francis Hos-         by the Department of Health               Ziehmer said partnerships        spanning parts of Shannon,             toration, and many Missourians
pital in Mountain View, MO; St.       and Human Services, Office of         between government and citi-         Carter and Reynolds counties.          are excited about the prospect
John’s Regional Health Center         Inspector General as part of a        zen conservation groups make         The Conservation Department            of having this native animal back
in Springfield, MO; St. John’s        State-wide probe of podiatric         it possible to achieve things far    selected this limited restora-         in Missouri after an absence of
Hospital in Aurora, MO; St.           services involving a number of        beyond their separate means.         tion zone because of extensive         more than 100 years.”
John’s Hospital in Cassville,         hospitals and providers, and              “It is a model that has proven   public lands, suitable habitat,            The elk-restoration plan is
MO, and St. John’s Mercy Medi-        several earlier criminal convic-      successful time and again and is     low road density, minimal agri-        available at http://bit.ly/i6Pxhy
                                      tions and civil settlements.          responsible for America’s great-
                                                                            est conservation success sto-
                                                                                                                                                VER WE F
                                                                            ries,” said Ziehmer.                                           WHATE        EEL
                                                                                                                                       ING
                            FAMILY HAIR CARE                                    The RMEF, headquartered
                                                                            in Missoula, Mont., invested                           PL
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Engineers Introduce Thermotherapy X-ray    Crystallography
as a Chemotherapy Alternative     Used to Reveal the
    Using hyperthermia, Virginia
Tech engineering researchers
                                  Structure of Precursor to
                                     and her thesis adviser, Ishwar
                                     Puri, professor and head of the
                                                                           application," Puri said. "The
                                                                           magnetic nanoparticles, each
and a colleague from India un-
veiled a new method to target     Blood-Clotting Protein
                                     department, along with Ranjan
                                     Ganguly of the department of
                                                                           billionths of a meter in size,
                                                                           seep into the tissue of the tumor
and destroy cancerous cells.         power engineering at Iadavpur         cell due to the high permeability
                                                                                                                   Using state-of-the-art ro-        form of thrombin and the mature
The research was presented at        Univesity, Kolkata, India.            of these vessels."
                                                                                                               botic and x-ray crystallographic      enzyme generated upon vascu-
the 63rd annual meeting of the           Liangruska of Bangkok,                 Afterwards, the magnetic
                                                                                                               equipment, researchers at Saint       lar injury.”
American Physical Society Nov.       Thailand, presented the paper         nanoparticles are heated by
                                                                                                               Louis University have revealed            Before thrombin becomes
23 in Long Beach, Calif.             at the meeting.                       exposing the tumor to a high
                                                                                                               for the first time the molecular      active, it circulates throughout
    The cancer treatment uses            In an interview prior to the      frequency alternating magnetic
                                                                                                               structure of the zymogen, or in-      the blood in the inactive zymo-
hyperthermia to elevate the          presentation, Puri explained that     field, causing the tissue's death
                                                                                                               active, form of a blood-clotting      gen form. When the active en-
temperature of tumor cells,          to further perfect the technique      by heating. This process is
                                                                                                               enzyme.                               zyme is needed, for example
while keeping the surrounding        they used ferrofluids to induce       called magnetic fluid hyperther-
                                                                                                                   In an article published in Pro-   after a vascular injury, the coag-
healthy tissue at a lower degree     the hyperthermia. A ferrofluid is     mia and they have nicknamed it
                                                                                                               ceedings of the National Acade-       ulation cascade is initiated and
of body heat. The investigators      a liquid that becomes strongly        thermotherapy.
                                                                                                               my of Sciences, Enrico Di Cera,       the zymogen is converted into
used both in vitro and in vivo ex-   magnetized in the presence of              Temperatures in the range
                                                                                                               M.D., chair of the department of      an active enzyme that causes
periments to confirm their find-     a magnetic field. The magnetic        of 41 to 45 degrees Celsius
                                                                                                               biochemistry and molecular bi-        blood to clot.
ings.                                nanoparticles are suspended in        are enough to slow or halt the
                                                                                                               ology at Saint Louis University           Blood clotting performs
    The collaborators are Mon-       the non-polar state.                  growth of cancerous tissue.
                                                                                                               School of Medicine and lead           the important function of stop-
rudee Liangruksa, a Virginia             "These fluids can then be         However, without the process
                                                                                                               researcher of the study, said         ping blood loss after an injury.
Tech graduate student in engi-       magnetically targeted to can-
                                                                             CONTINUED ON PAGE 18              the NIH-funded research offers        However, when triggered in the
neering science and mechanics,       cerous tissues after intravenous
                                                                                                               important information about the       wrong conditions, clotting can
                                                                                                               protein.                              lead to debilitating or fatal con-
U.S. Death Rate From Congenital                                                                                    “This research is very ba-
                                                                                                               sic and very important,” said Di
                                                                                                                                                     ditions like heart attack, stroke
                                                                                                                                                     and deep vein thrombosis.

Heart Defects Continues to Decline
                                                                                                               Cera. “It provides a missing link
                                                                                                               between the inactive zymogen            CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

      The U.S. death rate from       lished in Circulation in 2001,        and high blood pressure in the
congenital     heart      defects
dropped 24 percent from 1999
                                     deaths due to congenital heart
                                     defects dropped 39 percent
                                                                           arteries that supply blood to the
                                                                           lungs.                              Spice in Curry Could
                                                                                                               Prevent Liver Damage
to 2006 among children and           from 1979 to 1997.                        Infant deaths consistently
adults, according to research            Congenital heart defects are      account for the highest propor-
reported in Circulation: Journal     structural abnormalities of the       tion of deaths due to congenital
of the American Heart Associa-
tion.
                                     heart at birth. A variety of condi-   heart defects, said Suzanne Gil-    Early SLU Research Explores
    A congenital heart defect
                                     tions are classified as congeni-
                                     tal heart defects, ranging from
                                                                           boa, Ph.D., lead author of the
                                                                           study.                              Curative Power of Curcumin
was the underlying cause of          milder problems to more severe            In the study, 48 percent of
27,960 deaths — an age-stan-         malformations. Congenital heart       the deaths were among infants.          Curcumin, a chemical that             "My laboratory studies the
dardized rate of 1.2 deaths per      defects can increase risk for         The researchers also reported:      gives curry its zing, holds prom-     molecular mechanism of liver
100,000 people — based on            other medical conditions includ-          Findings for Hispanics were     ise in preventing or treating liver   fibrosis and is searching for nat-
data from death certificates.        ing arrhythmias (irregular heart-                                         damage from an advanced form          ural ways to prevent and treat
    In a comparable study pub-       beats), congestive heart failure        CONTINUED ON PAGE 18              of a condition known as fatty         this liver damage," said Anping
                                                                                                               liver disease, new Saint Louis        Chen, Ph.D., corresponding

High Alpha-carotene Levels
                                                                                                               University research suggests.         author and director of research
                                                                                                                   Curcurmin is contained in         in the pathology department of
                                                                                                               turmeric, a plant used by the         Saint Louis University.

Associated with Longer Life
                                                                                                               Chinese to make traditional               "While research in an animal
                                                                                                               medicines for thousands of            model and human clinical trials
                                                                                                               years. SLU's recent study high-       are needed, our study suggests
                                                                                                               lights its potential in countering    that curcumin may be an effec-
    High blood levels of the an-         Oxygen-related     damage         act as antioxidants, counteract-
                                                                                                               an increasingly common kind of        tive therapy to treat and prevent
tioxidant alpha-carotene appear      to DNA, proteins and fats may         ing this damage. Carotenoids in
                                                                                                               fatty liver disease called non-al-    liver fibrosis, which is associ-
to be associated with a reduced      play a role in the development        the human body are obtained
                                                                                                               coholic steatohepatitis (NASH).       ated with non-alcoholic steato-
risk of dying over a 14-year peri-   of chronic diseases like heart        mainly through eating fruits and
                                                                                                               Linked to obesity and weight          hepatitis (NASH)."
od, according to a report posted     disease and cancer, according         vegetables rich in the nutrients,
                                                                                                               gain, NASH affects 3 to 4 per-            High levels of blood leptin,
online today that will be pub-       to background information in the      or through antioxidant supple-
                                                                                                               cent of U.S. adults and can lead      glucose and insulin are com-
lished in the March 28 print is-     article. Carotenoids—including        ments.
                                                                                                               to a type of liver damage called      monly found in human patients
sue of Archives of Internal Medi-    beta-carotene, alpha-carotene            Although studies suggest
                                                                                                               liver fibrosis and possibly cirrho-
cine, one of the JAMA/Archives       and lycopene—are produced by                                                                                      CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
                                                                                                               sis, liver cancer and death.
journals.                            plants and microorganisms and           CONTINUED ON PAGE 18

                                                                                                               Exercising to Piano Music
                                                                                                               Appears to Help Reduce
                                                                                                               Falls Among Older Adults
                                                                                                                   Introducing a music-based             As a large proportion of falls
                                                                                                               multitask exercise program for        in elderly people occur dur-
                                                                                                               community-dwelling          elderly   ing walking, Andrea Trombetti,
                                                                                                               people may lead to improved           M.D., of University Hospitals
                                                                                                               gait (manner or style of walk-        and Faculty of Medicine of
                                                                                                               ing), balance and a reduction         Geneva, Switzerland, and col-
                                                                                                               in the rate of falling, according     leagues conducted a random-
                                                                                                               to a report posted online today       ized controlled trial of a six-
                                                                                                               that will be published in the         month music-based multitask
                                                                                                               March 28 print issue of Archives      exercise program to determine
                                                                                                               of Internal Medicine, one of the      if such a program would lead to
                                                                                                               JAMA/Archives journals.               improvements in gait and bal-
                                                                                                                   "Each year, one-third of the      ance, and reduce the risk of fall-
                                                                                                               population 65 years and older         ing in community-dwelling older
                                                                                                               experiences at least one fall,        adults. The study included 134
                                                                                                               and half of those fall repeatedly,"   adults who were older than 65
                                                                                                               the authors write as background       and at an increased risk of fall-
                                                                                                               information in the article. "Exer-    ing. The average age of partici-
                                                                                                               cise can counteract key risk fac-     pants was 75.5 years, and 96
                                                                                                               tors for falls, such as poor bal-     percent were women.
                                                                                                               ance, and consequently reduce             During the study, adults
                                                                                                               risk of falling in elderly commu-
                                                                                                               nity-dwelling individuals."             CONTINUED ON PAGE 18
Health                                                                                                                 THE FOCUS NEWS          Friday, December 10, 2010        Page 7


Invisible Injuries Plague Returning Soldiers: Very  Low Birthweight
SLU Expert Offers Coping Strategies           Down Syndrome Infants at
    For soldiers who have suf-      service members who had been          kos. "Family members describe
fered a head injury, it can be
frustrating when problems lin-
                                    deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan
                                    found that 19 percent reported
                                                                          changes in the personality of
                                                                          their loved one, such as aggres-
                                                                                                                 High Risk for Heart, Lung
ger after returning home. Be-
cause there may be no physi-
                                    probable traumatic brain injury.
                                       According to P. Tyler Roskos,
                                                                          siveness, irritability or hypervigi-
                                                                          lance.
                                                                                                                 Disorders
cal signs of injury, issues like    Ph.D., assistant professor of             "Soldiers say ‘People can't            Very low birthweight Down         causes of very low birthweight
memory complaints or sleep          neuropsychology at Saint Louis        see I'm hurt,'" Roskos said.           syndrome infants are at higher        are preterm birth and failure to
disturbances that follow mild       University, coping with mild trau-    "Sometimes soldiers them-              risk for disorders of the heart       grow in the uterus. Low birth-
traumatic brain injury can be un-   matic brain injury symptoms can       selves don't see it. It can be dif-    and lungs than are very low           weight infants are at increased
derestimated or overlooked by       be difficult when soldiers return     ficult for everyone."                  birthweight infants who do not        risk for death during infancy and
veterans and their families.        home after combat.                        Roskos offers the following        have a chromosomal varia-             for such health complications as
    Each year, 1.5 million Ameri-      "Often, servicemen and             advice for those struggling with       tion, according to a study by a       cerebral palsy, learning disabili-
cans suffer non-fatal brain inju-   women return from duty and            mild traumatic brain injury:           National Institutes of Health re-     ties, heart disorders and breath-
ries, and three-quarters of those   complain of memory and con-               Be Patient                         search network.                       ing problems.
injuries are mild traumatic brain   centration problems, fatigue,             When it comes to mild trau-            The study was conducted by            The researchers found that
injury, or concussion. A RAND       headaches, depression and                                                    researchers in the Neonatal Re-       VLBW Down syndrome infants
Corporation survey of 1,965         sleep disturbances," said Ros-          CONTINUED ON PAGE 15                 search Network of the NIH’s Eu-       had more than twice the risk of
                                                                                                                 nice Kennedy Shriver National         death during infancy as VLBW
Personalized Multimedia Program May Help Prevent                                                                 Institute of Child Health and Hu-
                                                                                                                 man Development (NICHD) and
                                                                                                                                                       infants born without a birth de-
                                                                                                                                                       fect or chromosomal variation.
Falls in Patients Without Cognitive Impairment                                                                   was published online in Pediat-
                                                                                                                 rics. The researchers sought to
                                                                                                                                                       The increased risk of death was
                                                                                                                                                       due in part to the more frequent
    A patient education program     safety incident event in general      Victoria, Australia, and col-          identify health concerns unique       occurrence of conditions affect-
combining videos with one-on-       hospitals and are especially          leagues conducted a random-            to this group of infants, to inform   ing the heart, lungs and diges-
one follow-up did not appear to     common in older patients," the        ized controlled trial assessing        their care and treatment.             tive tract among the Down syn-
reduce the risk of falls among      authors write as background           two forms of multimedia patient            Very low birthweight (VLBW)       drome infants, and the greater
all older hospital patients, but    information in the article. About     education designed to help pre-        infants are those weighing less
was associated with fewer falls     30 percent of these falls result      vent falls in the hospital. A total    than 3.5 pounds. The principal          CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
among patients who were not         in injury, which could lead to        of 1,206 older patients at two
cognitively impaired, according     lengthier hospital stays, the risk    Australian hospitals were ran-
to a report posted online today
that will be published in the
                                    of institutionalization and poten-
                                    tial legal complaints against the
                                                                          domly assigned to one of three
                                                                          groups between January 2008
                                                                                                                 Registered Dietitians Play
March 28 print issue of Archives
of Internal Medicine, one of the
                                    facility.
                                         Terry P. Haines, Ph.D., of
                                                                          and April 2009.
                                                                             A group of 401 received the         Essential Role in Effective
JAMA/Archives journals.
    "Falls are a leading patient
                                    Monash University and South-
                                    ern Health, Kingston Centre,            CONTINUED ON PAGE 15                 Management of Diabetes
                                                                                                                 in Adults is MS, RD, lead author and noted
Viral Counts Necessary for Gauging                                                                                 Proper nutrition therapy
                                                                                                                 essential for the successful          nutrition consultant, "This publi-
Health of Children With HIV                                                                                      management of type 1 and type
                                                                                                                 2 diabetes and registered dieti-
                                                                                                                                                       cation has reviewed the process
                                                                                                                                                       for developing the guidelines,
     NIH study in Latin America     virus (HIV) genetic material in       oped settings. Instead, in these       tians (RDs) can play a key role       identified major and contribut-
concludes test should be includ-    the blood is a barometer of the       settings, clinical symptoms or         as part of the health care team.      ing factors for diabetes nutrition
ed in treatment monitoring          effectiveness of HIV treatment.       immune cell number are used            An article in the December issue      therapy, reviewed and summa-
     For children being treated     High viral loads indicate po-         to monitor the effectiveness of        of the Journal of the American        rized research, and stated the
for HIV in less developed coun-     tential treatment failure, which      therapy. The current study is the      Dietetic Association reviews the      nutrition practice recommenda-
tries, monitoring to predict the    can then lead to a weakened           first to assess the value of add-      evidence and nutrition practice       tions that are to be integrated
occurrence of serious HIV-re-       immune system and increased           ing viral load to monitoring of        recommendations         presented     into the nutrition care process.
lated illnesses is most accurate    risk of infections.                   symptoms and tests of immune           in the American Dietetic Asso-        The nutrition practice guidelines
if it includes a measure of HIV          Monitoring children's viral      function in children receiving         ciation Nutrition Practice Guide-     provide recommendations for
levels in the blood, according to   load is standard in the United        anti-HIV treatment in a less de-       lines for Type 1 and Type 2 Dia-      assessing client/patient needs
a National Institutes of Health     States. However, the technolo-        veloped setting.                       betes in Adults. This complete        and for selecting interventions,
study conducted throughout          gy to perform viral load testing is       The study authors noted            and systematic review presents        monitoring and evaluating out-
Latin America.                      difficult and expensive to main-      that, in resource poor settings,       29 key nutrition practice guide-      comes. The evidence is strong
     Termed viral load, the quan-   tain and, for these reasons, is       shipping blood samples to a            lines in order to best support        that medical nutrition therapy
tity of human immunodeficiency      often unavailable in less devel-      central facility where viral load      people with diabetes.                 provided by RDs is an effec-
                                                                          levels could be measured might             According to Marion J Franz,         CONTINUED ON PAGE 10
                                                                          provide a cost effective alter-

                  Dr. James P. Brent, DDS
                                                                          native to performing viral load
                                                                          measurements at each clinical
                                                                          care site.
                              28487 State Hwy. W,                             The researchers found that
                         (NW Service Road &Hwy. W)                        a viral load of 5,000 copies
                           Warrenton, MO 63383                            per milliliter of blood predicts
                                                                          a higher risk of serious illness
   Oral Health is Important for General Health. Our                       in children on HIV treatment,
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Scott.                                Christmas tree and doing a bit of      cartridge contributes                                                            color printers or all-in-
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make arrangements to take you         mas season finds you well and          landfill waste. In one                                                           also refill fax and copier
down to pick a tree during the        happy—enjoying all the season          year, if the world’s                                                             cartridges,” stated Doris.
week when they are not so busy.       has to offer,” says LeRoy and          discarded cartridges                                                                    “We offer free
Along with the trees, they have       Mary Rood.                             were stacked end-to-                                                             pickup and delivery for
a gift shop filled with wreaths,           Get your holiday season off to    end, they would circle                                                           our business custom-
swags, arrangements, gift items,      a great start with a delightful out-   the earth over three                                                             ers so they can focus
ornaments, and everything you         ing to Pea Ridge Forest Christ-        times.                                                                           on running their busi-
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    A visit to Pea Ridge would be     select just-the-right live Christ-     of landfills.                                                                    native to buying new car-
incomplete without a cup of hot       mas tree and cut it yourself.               “Feel good about                                                            tridges, has been widely
chocolate in front of the roaring          “A trip to Pea Ridge is a holi-   supporting     sustain-                                                          embraced by business
fireplace in the barn. Wine tasting   day tradition for many families,       able development for                                                             for everyday printing
by local wineries will be offered     and we hope to share this with         our planet’s limited                                                             needs,” she added.
for the adults every weekend till     you as well,’ says Le Roy, Mary,       natural resources and                                                                “The products backed
Dec. 12 and for the kids Santa        Scott and Mike                         don’t add to our al-                                                             by a risk free 100% sat-
will be there too. Kettle Corn and         Pea Ridge Tree Forest is          ready overburdened                                                               isfaction       guarantee.
a Snack Stand will be available       open from 9 to 5 daily till Christ-    landfills!” Ken said.                                                            Come visit us at 1861
on weekends. Their holiday shop       mas Eve. Directions from St.           “With our continued                                                              Wentzville Parkway in
will be packed with wonderful or-     Louis: take West on I-70 to Hwy.       commitment to qual-                                                              Wentzville and call us
naments from all over the world       B, which is exit 188 South. Travel     ity and to the environ-                                                          at 636-887-4840 and at
as well as wreaths and bows           approximately 12 miles to Hwy.         ment, we look forward                                                            824 Washington Corners
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    “The economy is still a major     mile. You will see the Pea Ridge       cartridges becomes as common        business customers hundreds,         us there at 636-390-0550. Visit
problem for us as it is for every-    Forest sign on the north side of       as separating recycled materi-      up to thousands of dollars each      us in the web at www.cartridge-
one. We can’t lose sight of all the   the road. They can be contacted        als at home.”                       year,” Doris said. ‘With over five   worldusa.com/store426,” invited
blessings we have despite the         at (636) 932-4687 and emailed at           Reusing printer cartridges is   years experience, our techni-        Ken and Doris.
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   Zachary Joseph                  Church in Wentzville. Visitation           Karon Derr                    Kevin; great-great-nephew: Ty       Ricks Funeral Home near Win-
                                   was held on Sunday from 2 to                                             McLean of St. Louis, MO; sister-    field, MO. Rev. Richard Turnbull,
      Weikart                      5 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home
                                                                           Karon Derr of of Warrenton,
                                                                                                            in-law: Irene Stroker Menos of      of Winfield, officiated with burial
    Zachary Joseph Weikart,                                            Missouri, died on Tuesday, No-
                                   in Wentzville. Burial was in St.    vember 30, 2010 at the age of        St.Louis, MO. He is further sur-    in Whispering Winds Cemetery
age 18, of Lake St. Louis, MO,     Joseph Catholic Cemetery in                                                                                  near Winfield.
                                                                       62.                                  vived by many cousins, wonder-
died on November 30, 2010. He      Josephville, MO.                                                                                                 Mr. Tayon, 93, passed away
                                                                           She was the loving wife of       ful friends and other relatives.
was born on July 28, 1992 in St.      Memorials are suggested to                                                                                Tuesday evening, November
                                                                       Jack Derr; beloved daughter              Bud was preceded in death
Charles, MO. He was a student      American Heart Association.                                                                                  30, 2010 at St. Joseph Health
                                                                       of the late Sylvain and Dorothy      by his parents and his brother,
at St. Charles Community Col-                                                                                                                   Center in St. Charles, MO. Born
                                                                       Croney; dear mother of Jackie        Clemmons Riddle Stroker.
lege.
    He is survived by his par-     Mary Ellen McCann                   Derr, Jr.; cherished grandmoth-          Funeral services were held      April 22, 1917 in Winfield, he
                                                                                                            at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 5,        was the son of Joseph Paul
ents, Kevin Weikart, M.D., and          Warner                         er of Brittany Branson and Josh
                                                                                                            2010 from the Olney Baptist         and Nannie Elizabeth Kitson
Tamara Weikart of Lake Saint              Mary E. Warner, 71, of       Mitchell; dear sister of Kevin
                                                                       (Juhui) Croney and Michael           Church,1969 Hwy O, in Olney.        Tayon. He was a 1935 gradu-
Louis, MO; brother, Aaron Wei-     Montgomery City, MO, died at
                                                                       Croney; treasured aunt, niece,       Rev. Kinneth Parker officiated.     ate of Winfield High School. He
kart of Lake Saint Louis, MO;      1:05 PM on Friday, December
                                                                       sister-in-law and cousin to many     Interment to followed in the Ol-    was united in marriage on June
grandparents, Hubert and Joan      3, 2010, at the Golden Living
                                                                       relatives.                           ney Cemetery, Olney. Visitation     18, 1938 in Bowling Green, MO
Weikart of Lake Saint Louis,       Center/Gamma Road Lodge in
                                                                           Karon is preceded in death       was held on Saturday, Dec. 4,       to Rose Marie LeMieux. This
MO; and Joseph and Anna            Wellsville, MO.
                                                                       by her sisters Sharon McCo-          2010 from 3-7 p.m. with a Ma-       union was blessed with three
Palik of Sharon, PA; aunt and             Mary Ellen Warner was
                                                                       naughy of Memphis, TN and            sonic Service at 6 p.m. at the      children: Joyce, Mary and Ray.
godmother, Timothea Gabriel        born November 24, 1939 in
                                                                       Gail Billmeyer of Elsberry, MO.      McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home          He worked for many years as
of O’Fallon, MO; aunts and un-     Caseyville, IL, to Roger McCann
                                                                           The family was served by         & Cremation Center, Troy, MO.       an ironworker in commercial
cles, William Weikart; Joanne      and Emma McCann. Mary mar-
                                                                       The Baue Funeral and Memo-               Memorials may be made to        construction. He was a Civilian
Colla of Boardman, OH; Dianne      ried Rolland Warner on June
                                                                       rial Center, St. Charles, MO         the Olney Baptist Church, Shri-     Employee of the United States
Powell of Sharon, PA; Pamela       3, 1972 in Montgomery City,
                                                                       where visitation was held Fri-       ners' Childrens Hospital or to      Navy, repairing ships from 1942
Palik-Hechmer of Woodbridge,       MO, at the Montgomery City
                                                                       day, December 3, 2010 4:00 -         the Olney Masonic Lodge No.         to 1945. He was a member of
VA; Cynthia Constantinovich of     Christian Church. Mary was
                                                                       8:00 PM, .Funeral Service was        473, c/o the McCoy-Blossom          the Ironworkers Local #396 in
Boardman, OH; Tressa Palik-        a member of the First United
                                                                       held at 10:00 AM. on Saturday,       Funeral Home & Cremation            St. Louis and the St. Charles
Gasperak of Boardman, OH;          Methodist-Presbyterian Church
                                                                       December 4, 2010 at Baue Fu-         Center, Troy, MO. Family and        Masonic Lodge #241 AF and
and Christina Palik of Shaker      in Montgomery City, MO. Mary
                                                                       neral and Memorial Center Cha-       friends are invited to sign the     AM.
Heights, OH.                       worked with the Home Health
                                                                       pel, 3950 West Clay Street, St.      on-line guest registry at: www.         He was preceded in death
    Funeral services were held     Care in Montgomery City, MO;
                                                                       Charles, MO. Interment was in        mccoyblossomfh.com                  by his parents: Joseph and Nan-
on Saturday, December 4, 2010      was Secretary at the First United
                                                                       St. Charles Memorial Gardens.                                            nie Tayon; one son, Ray Tayon,
from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Im-      Methodist-Presbyterian Church
                                   in Montgomery City, MO; and             Memorials may be made to
                                                                                                             Barbara Kay Bethel                 who passed away in 1986; one
maculate Conception Church,                                                                                     Mrs. Barbara Kay Bethel, 68,    daughter, Mary Levernz, who
Dardenne. Visitation was held      her last employment was at Ly-      American Diabetes Association.
                                                                                                            of Moscow Mills, Mo, passed         passed away in 2000; four sis-
on Friday, December 3 from 1 to    ons Court in Montgomery City,
8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home      MO. She was a very hard work-          Charles Thomas                    away at home on Saturday,           ters: Frances Kelly McClay,
                                                                                                            Dec. 4, 2010 surrounded by          Bernice Lefholz, Elsie Cardwell
in Wentzville and on Saturday      er and but enjoyed reading and             Stroker                       her loving family. She was born     and Clara Belle Dixon; and two
from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.   sewing. She loved being with             Mr. Charles Thomas "Bud"        on Dec. 13, 1941 in Buckhan-
                                                                       or "Red" Stroker, 92, of Olney,                                          brothers: Johnnie Tayon and
Burial was private.                her family and friends.                                                  non, WV. Barbara grew up with
                                                                       MO, passed peacefully in his                                             Thomas Tayon.
    Memorials are suggested to           Mrs. Warner is survived by                                         her brother, Stan and attended
                                                                       sleep on Tuesday, Nov. 30,                                                   Survivors include his be-
St. Dominic High School Capital    her husband, Rolland Warner                                              the local schools together. She
                                                                       2010. Bud was born in Olney,                                             loved wife of 72 years, Rose
Campaign.                          of Montgomery City, MO; one                                              married the love of life, Ken-
                                                                       MO on June 6, 1918 to Clem-                                              Tayon of Winfield; one daughter,
                                   daughter, Kathleen Marie Whir-                                           neth Bethel, on May 8, 1970 in
                                                                       ons John and Myrtle Elizabeth                                            Joyce Tayon of Winfield; one
                                   ley and husband, Danny, of
     Maureen Mae                   O’Fallon, MO; five brothers and     (Riddle) Stroker.
                                                                                                            Fulton. Together they enjoyed       daughter-in-law, Mary Tayon,
       Nelson                      sisters: Delores Hadfield and            He was fortunate to live in
                                                                                                            traveling, and eating out. Bar-
                                                                                                            bara was very creative and en-
                                                                                                                                                of Harvester, MO; one son-in-
    Maureen Mae Nelson, age                                            the same home for his entire                                             law, Eddie Levernz of Winfield;
                                   husband, Leo, of Montgomery                                              joyed making wreaths and other
77, of Wentzville, MO, died on                                         92 years. While still young,                                             four grandchildren: Donald
                                   City, MO; Joyce Tucker and hus-                                          art projects. She also enjoyed
December 3, 2010 at her home.                                          Bud helped his family farm and                                           Leverenz, Meta Vollmer, Rob-
                                   band, Max, of Montgomery City,                                           singing and liked to bake for her
She was born on March 16,                                              worked at the Stroker's Store in                                         ert Tayon and his wife, Cynthia
                                   MO; Roger McCann of Neosho,                                              family and friends. Barbara was
1933 in St. Louis, MO. She was                                         Olney. This store was a main-                                            and Cathy Nicholson; six great-
                                   MO; Donald McCann and wife,                                              a devoted wife, mother, sister
a homemaker, a member of St.                                           stay for the community of Ol-                                            grandchildren: Ashley Tayon,
                                   Barbara, of Caseyville, IL; and                                          and grandmother who will be
Joseph Catholic Church in Jo-                                          ney. Bud spent many, many                                                Tiffany Tayon, Megan Tayon,
                                   Robert McCann and wife, Judy,                                            sadly missed by all those who
sephville, MO and a member of                                          hours of his life helping others                                         Cierra Tayon, Jessica Vollmer
                                   of Collinsville, IL; and numerous                                        knew her.
Red Hat Society.                                                       with their needs. During his life,                                       and Deanna Vollmer; and one
                                   nieces, nephews, and friends.                                                Surviving are her loving
    She is survived by her hus-                                        Bud had been a hard-working                                              great, great-grandchild, Kaylee
                                         Mrs. Warner was preceded                                           husband, Kenneth Bethel of
band, Don Nelson of Wentzville,                                        farmer while also running the                                            Tayon. He also leaves two sis-
                                   in death by her parents, Roger                                           Moscow Mills; her children:
MO; two sons, David Nelson                                             Stroker's Store until his health                                         ters: Beatrice Wilson and Ma-
                                   and Emma McCann.                                                         Tim Bethel and wife Christina
of MO; Steven and wife Tere-                                           began to decline and he was                                              bel Harding and her husband,
                                         Funeral services were held                                         of Troy, Sarah "Sally" and hus-
sa Nelson of Foristell, MO; six                                        forced into retirement. He also                                          Frank, all of Winfield; several
                                   at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, De-                                             band Verus Overkamp of Mos-
daughters, Debbie and husband                                          enjoyed traveling, flowers, gar-                                         nieces, nephews, other rela-
                                   cember 6, 2010, at the First                                             cow Mills, Peggy and husband
Tom Leifield of St. Charles, MO;                                       dening, reading and especially                                           tives and many friends.
                                   United Methodist-Presbyterian                                            Daniel Jaggie of New London,
Chris Sydnor of Wentzville, MO;                                        his family and friends. Bud was                                              Visitation was held from
                                   Church in Montgomery City,                                               Marcia and husband Jim Dun-
Lori and husband Jerry Axtell of                                       a life-time member of the Olney                                          10:00 a.m. until the time of the
                                   MO. The Reverend Ed Hankin-                                              lap of New Florence, Deborah
Sikeston, MO; Kathy Nelson of                                          Baptist Church where he had                                              service at 2:00 p.m., Friday, De-
                                   son officiated and interment was                                         and husband Robert Rose-
St. Peters, MO; Beth and hus-                                          served as a Sunday School                                                cember 3, 2010 at Carter-Ricks
                                   in the Sunrise Memorial Gar-                                             man of Montgomery City; one
band Ted Simmons of O’Fallon,                                          teacher, Superintendent and                                              Funeral Home near Winfield.
                                   dens, north of Montgomery City,                                          brother: Stan Stewart Jr. and
MO; two brothers, Alvin and wife                                       also a 4-H leader to Olney Blue                                               Memorials may be made to
                                   MO. Visitation was from 9:30                                             wife Sue of Chapel Hill, NC; 11
Judy Bateman of St. Peters,                                            Skies. He became a member                                                the American Cancer Society
                                   a.m. until the time of service                                           grandchildren; 13 great-grand-
MO; Thomas and wife Betty                                              of the Nineveh Masonic Lodge                                             in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral
                                   on Monday at the First United                                            children; mother-in-law: Martha
Bateman of Florissant, MO; one                                         No. 473 of Olney, MO in 1943                                             Homes, 3838 East Highway
                                   Methodist-Presbyterian Church                                            Rose Bethel of New Florence
sister, Doris and husband Gene                                         and also member of the Scottish                                          47; P.O. Box 253; Winfield, MO
                                   in Montgomery City, MO.                                                  and special cousin Betty Ann
Milner of Wentzville, MO; 18                                           Rite and in 1948 became a Shri-                                          63389. Online condolences
                                         Memorial contributions are                                         Crumett; other relatives and
grandchildren; and eight great-                                        ner. During these 67 years, he                                           may be made at www.carter-
                                   suggested to the Warner Fami-                                            friends.
grandchildren.                                                         had served in every office of the                                        ricksfuneralhome.com.
                                   ly, c/o Schlanker Funeral Home,                                              She was preceded in death
    She was preceded in death      207 Danville Road , Montgom-        Masons and had been Chap-            by her parents.                     Mary Lorraine Young
by her parents, Albert and Ear-    ery City, MO 63361.                 lain for the last 30 years. Bud                                              Mary Lorraine Young (nee
lene Bateman (nee Lindwedel).                                                                                   Graveside service were held
                                        Condolences may be made        served on the Olney Cemetery         on Thursday, Dec. 9, 2010 at        White), of Troy, Missouri, died
    Funeral services were held     to www.schlankerfuneralhome.        Board for many years. He had                                             on Monday, December 6, 2010
on Monday, December 6 at                                                                                    11:30 a.m. from the St. Marcus
                                   com.                                also been a member of the Si-        in Rhineland, MO. Rev. George       at the age of 84. She was born
10 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic                                         lex Chapter No. 80 of the Order                                          on August 28, 1926.
                                                                                                            Prior officiated.
                                                                       of Eastern Star. As you can tell,        Memorials may be made to             She was the loving mother
                                                                       Bud was very involved in the Ol-     the Pancreatic Research Foun-       of Michael S. Bowman, Susan
                                                                       ney community.                                                           L. Finstad and Ken (Judy) Bow-
   TROY MARBLE & GRANITE CO., INC                                           Surviving are his nieces,
                                                                                                            dation, c/o McCoy-Blossom
                                                                                                                                                man; beloved grandmother of
                                                                                                            Funeral Home & Cremation
                                                                       Janet Finnerty and husband           Center, Troy, MO. Family and        Tracy, Elizabeth, Cody and Me-
           Family Owned Since 1904                                     Richard of New Melle; SuzAnne        friends are invited to sign our     gan and great-grandmother of
    Monuments - Markers - Custom Designs - Lettering - Vases           Paez and husband Mark Sr. and        on-line guest registry at: www.     five; dear sister of Roselyn Kai-
                                                                       Beth McLean and husband Ron,         mccoyblossomfh.com                  ser and Patty.
                 Hours:                                                both of Town and Country; three                                              She is also survived by sev-
                                         (636)-528-8823
   Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                         (877) 528-8823
                                                                       great nephews: Mark Paez Jr.         Edward Alfred Tayon                 eral nieces and nephews.
     Saturday, 8:30 a.m. -12:00 p.m.                                   and wife Jennifer, Christop-             Funeral Services for Edward         She is preceded in death by
                                          Fax: 462-2821                er McLean and wife Natalie,                                              her first husband, Lloyd E. Bow-
                                                                                                            Alfred Tayon of Winfield, MO,
                                                                       Sean McLean and great niece,         were held at 2:00 p.m. Friday,      man; her second husband, Ed-
                621 Main St., Troy, MO 63379                           Maria Brennan and husband            December 3, 2010 at Carter-         ward Young, Sr.; two brothers,
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three sisters and parents Stan-     three daughters, Peggy Parks          first child and only daughter of          Jennie P. Love                   Joe, of Lebanon, MO; and James
ley and Anna White.                 Mirell of Marthasville, Mo.; Mary     Bob and Terri Hepburn of Mos-                                Jennie P.     Davidson of Warrenton, MO and
    Funeral services were held      Rehmeier and husband, Dean,           cow Mills, MO. Autumn was truly                           Love, 73, of     Jeannie Couchman, who were
on Friday, December 10 at 12        of Augusta, Mo.; and Theresa          a gift from God. She was strong                           Wright City,     raised in her home; several niec-
p.m. at Baue Funeral and Me-        Flagg and husband, Dave, of           from the time she was born and                            MO, passed       es, nephews, other relatives and
morial Center at 12 p.m. Visita-    Union, Mo.; nineteen grand-           showed much strength through-                             away      on     friends.
tion was held on Friday from 10     children, one great-grandchild,       out her short life. Autumn taught                         Monday, De-          Visitation was held from 1:00
a.m. to 12 p.m. at the funeral      other relatives and friends.          many people how to be a sur-                              cember 6th       p.m. until the time of the service
home. Burial was in Eternal             He was preceded in death          vivor and to persevere through                            2010.    She     at 3:00 p.m. at Carter-Ricks Fu-
Peace Cemetery in Wentzville,       by his parents; daughter-in-law,      the hardest of times. Her family                          was     born     neral Home in Elsberry.
MO.                                 Sheila Kopmann and an infant          draws on these lessons taught                             on April 23,         Memorials may be made to
    In lieu of flowers, memorials   brother.                              by Autumn now. She attended          1937 in St. Louis, MO.                the family of Barbara L. Stuckey
may be made to the American             Funeral mass was held on          Sacred Heart Catholic School             Visitation was held, Tues.        in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral
Heart Association.                  Wednesday, December 8, 2010           when she was young and went          from 4pm. until 8pm at the at         Homes, 107 South Fifth Street;
                                    at 10:00 a.m. at St. Ignatius         on to graduate in May of 2007                                              Elsberry, MO 63343. Online con-
 Robert William Witt                Catholic Church in Marthasville,      from St. Dominic High School.
                                                                                                               Pitman Funeral Home Inc., 904
                                                                                                                                                     dolences may be made at www.
     Mr. Robert “Bob” Wm. Witt,                                                                                S. Highway 47, Warrenton , MO
                                    Mo., with Fr. Finbarr Dowling         Autumn spent her time as a           63383.                                carterricksfuneralhome.com.
56, of Troy, MO, passed away
                                    officiating. Burial was in the        young child with her constant            Funeral service was held
on Sat., Dec. 4, 2010. He was
                                    Church Cemetery.                      companion and younger brother,       on Wed, Dec 8, 2010 at 10am
                                                                                                                                                      Alice May Whipple
born on Oct. 28, 1954 in Minne-                                                                                                                          Alice May McKnight Whipple,
                                        Memorials may be made to          Dustin. They enjoyed playing at      from the Pitman Funeral Home,
apolis, MN to Allen and Adelia                                                                                                                       98, of Wellsville, MO, formerly of
                                    St. Ignatius Catholic School or       the creek and outside. Autumn        Warrenton, MO.
(Olson) Witt. Bob was blessed to                                                                                                                     Mexico, MO, died at 6:28 PM on
                                    Church in C/O martin Funeral          took an interest in entomology           Surviving are her son, Pres-
grow up with six siblings: David,                                                                                                                    Saturday, December 04, 2010, at
                                    Home, 510 E. Main, Warrenton,         from an early age and was well       ton D. Love Jr. of O’Fallon, MO;
Richard, Patricia, Kathy, Susan                                                                                                                      the Golden Living Center/Gam-
                                    Mo. 63383. Online condolenc-          versed and could answer ques-        daughter, Pamela Love of Wright
and Debbie. After his graduation                                                                                                                     ma Road Lodge in Wellsville,
                                    es may be made to www.martin-         tions about any insect when she      City, MO; son Michael (Mary Ann)
from the University of Minneso-                                                                                                                      MO.
                                    funeral.net.                          was young. She often surprised       Love of Warrenton, MO; grand-
ta in 1979, he began working for                                                                                                                         Alice May Whipple was born
                                                                          people with her knowledge. As
the McDonnell-Douglas Corp. in        Leonard F. Staufer                  she got older, she became more
                                                                                                               daughter, Emily Rose Love.
                                                                                                                                                     on October 15, 1912, in Sioux
St.Louis, as an electical engi-         Mr. Leonard F. Staufer, 65, of                                             She was preceded in death
                                                                          and more proficient in art and                                             City , Iowa . She was a daugh-
neer. Bob retired after 30 years    Troy, MO, passed away on Sun-                                              by his father, Peter Noto; mother,
                                                                          majored in it in college. She was                                          ter of Thomas and Effie May Mc-
at McDonnell-Douglas. Some          day, Dec. 5, 2010 at St. Luke’s                                            Mary Noto; Spouse, Preston D.
                                                                          attending Webster University in                                            Cartney McKnight.        She was
of his hobbies included work-       Hospital,Chesterfield, MO. He                                              Love Sr.; sister, Frances Cope-
                                                                          St. Louis and wanted to teach                                              married in Sioux City , Iowa , on
ing with computers, boating and     was born on Dec. 1,1945 in                                                 land; sister, Josephine Taylor;
                                                                          art after graduation. Autumn                                               June 17, 1929, to Willard Whip-
fishing. His family was very im-    Lexa, Il., the son of William &                                            sister Rosemary Hoban; brother,
                                                                          prided herself in being unique                                             ple. They later moved from Iowa
portant to him.                     Dessie Staufer. He was em-                                                 Jerry Noto.
                                                                          and had her own style and                                                  to Wellsville , MO , where they
     Surviving are his loving       ployed at General Motor’s Corp.                                                Memorials may be made to
                                                                          views which showed in her art.                                             lived a number of years before
mother, Adelia Witt of Tacoma,      for over 32 years. His family was                                          the American Liver Foundation
                                                                          She had a very creative and in-                                            moving to
WA ; his brothers: David Witt       his No. 1 priority. Woodworking                                            in care of Pitman Funeral Home,
                                                                          telligent mind that was admired                                                Mrs. Whipple is survived
and wife Rhonda of Palmer,          was a great hobby for him. He                                              P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO
                                                                          by her teachers and peers.                                                 by one son and two daughters:
Alaska, Richard Witt of Cot-        even built a 24’ x 70’ building to                                         63383.
                                                                               Autumn will be forever                                                Floyd Everett Whipple and his
ton, MN; his four sisters: Patri-   house his woodworking equip-          missed by her family; her par-        Barbara L. Stuckey                   wife, Norma, of Old Monroe,
cia Witt of Tacoma, WA, Kathy       ment. Being outdoors was what                                                   A memorial service for Bar-      MO; Betty L. Eisele of Floris-
                                                                          ents, Bob and Terri Hepburn;
Witt of Tacoma, WA, Susan           he enjoyed doing. Leonard was                                              bara L. Stuckey of Elsberry, MO       sant, MO; and Wilma Mae Sitzer
                                                                          brothers, Dustin, Jonathan and
Witt of Tacoma, WA and Debbie       a high-energy person, always                                               will be at 3:00 p.m. Saturday, De-    of O’Fallon, MO. Also surviving
                                                                          Joseph. She is further survived
and husband Kurt Schoville of       working on projects and helping                                            cember 18, 2010 at Carter-Ricks       are nine grandchildren, sixteen
                                                                          by her grandparents; John and
Renton, WA and six nieces and       others.                                                                    Funeral Home in Elsberry, MO. J.      great-grandchildren, and eleven
                                                                          Margaret Scott and Bill and Su-
nephews; other relatives and            Surviving are his beloved                                              Larry Carter officiated.              great-great grandchildren. Other
                                                                          san Hepburn; great-grandmoth-
friends.                            wife, Wilda Staufer of Troy; two                                                Mrs. Stuckey, 77, passed         survivors include a half-brother,
                                                                          ers, Mildred Scott, and Helen
     He was preceded in death       sons Michael Snyder, Nathan-                                               away November 28, 2010 at her         Robert Whipple.
                                                                          Bohringer; Aunt Tracey and
by his father, Allen Witt.          iel Staufer both of Troy; one                                              home in Elsberry. Born March              Mrs. Whipple was preceded
                                                                          Uncle Brett Creech; cousins,
     Funeral service was held       daughter Melissa Staufer of                                                28, 1933 in San Jose, CA she          in death by her parents and her
                                                                          Shaun, Shannon and special
on Sat., Dec. 11, 2010 at 1p.m.     Indianapolis, IN; two grandchil-                                           was the daughter of William and       husband, Willard. Others preced-
                                                                          cousin, Alexandra Creech. Aunt
from the Mccoy-Blossom Funer-       dren Samuel and Alexis Staufer;                                            Florence Delaney Richards. She        ing her in death included three
                                                                          Donna and Uncle Eugene Hrdi-
al Home & Cremation Center,         his father-in-law Wilbur Godsey                                            worked for many years as a bus        sisters and two brothers: Jessie
                                                                          na, Cousins, Chase Kate Dani-
1304 Boone St., Troy, MO.           and mother-in-law Annie Gies-                                              driver for St. Charles Transit. She   Welsch, Katherine Crane, Fran-
                                                                          elle and Ashley Hrdina. Uncle
     Rev. Richard Rhea offici-      mann; many other relatives and                                             was a member of Central Groves        cis Hayner, Henry McKnight, and
                                                                          Scott and Aunt Michelle Hep-
ated. Visitation to be held the     friends.                                                                   United Methodist Church near          Avel McKnight.
                                                                          burn and cousin Gavin. She is
same day, Sat. from 11a.m. un-          He was preceded in death by                                            Warrenton MO                              Funeral services were held
                                                                          also going to be missed by many
til 1p.m. at the McCoy-Blossom      his parents Wilbur and Dessie                                                   She was preceded in death        at 2:00PM on Wednesday, De-
                                                                          other aunts,uncles,cousins and
Funeral Home & Cremation            Staufer, and one granddaughter                                             by her parents: William and Flor-     cember 8, 2010, at the Bethel
                                                                          friends.
Center, Troy.                       Julianne.                                                                  ence Richards, and one daugh-         United Methodist Church , west
                                                                               The funeral mass is to be
     Memorials may be made to           The funeral service was held                                           ter, Laura L. Ard.                    of Montgomery City , MO. The
                                                                          held at 1:00 p.m. Sat, Dec. 11,
the American Diabetes Assoc.        at 11 a.m., Wed. Dec. 8, 2010 at                                                Survivors include one son,       Reverend John Ray officiated
                                                                          2010 from Sacred Heart Catho-
or to donor’s choice, c/o the fu-   the First Christian Church,Troy,                                           David Ard and his wife Pam of         and interment was in the Bethel
                                                                          lic Church,Troy, MO. Officiating
neral home. Family and friends      MO with Rev. Steve Doan offi-                                              Elsberry; four grandchildren:         Cemetery . Visitation was on
                                                                          will be Father Thomas Wissler.
are invited to sign our on-line     ciating. Interment to follow in the                                        William D. “Bill” Ard, Dianna Pot-    Wednesday from Noon until the
                                                                          Interment will follow in the Eter-
guest registry at: www.mccoyb-      Troy City Cemetery, Troy, MO.                                              ter, Lena Coomer and Michelle         time of the service at the Bethel
                                                                          nal Peace Cemetery, Wentz-
lossomfh.com.                       Visitation was held from 4 to 8                                            Coomer, all of Elsberry; and          United Methodist Church.
                                                                          ville, MO. Visitation was held
                                    p.m.,Tues, Dec. 7,2010 at the                                              four great-grandchildren: Kevin           Memorial contributions are
      Merlin Aloys                  McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home,
                                                                          from 12:00 noon until 8:00 p.m.
                                                                                                               Coomer, Shandi Coomer, Chris-         suggested to the Bethel Cem-
                                                                          on Thursday, Dec.9, 2010 at the
       Kopmann                      1304 Boone St.,Troy, MO.              McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home           tian Potter and Wyatt Coomer.         etery Fund, Schlanker Funeral
    Merlin Aloys Kopmann, of            Memorials may be made to          & Cremation Center, 1304             She also leaves two brothers:         Home, 207 Danville Road , Mont-
Marthasville, Mo., passed away      the First Christian Church, c/o       Boone St.,Troy, MO.                  Thomas Richards of Stockton,          gomery City , MO 63361 .
at home on Sunday, December         McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home,                In lieu of flowers, memorials   CA and James A. Richards of               Condolences may be made
5, 2010 at the age of 80 years      Troy. Friends may sign the on-        may be made to the Ronald Mc-        Colville, WA: one sister, Caro-       at: www.schlankerfuneralhome.
and 9 months.                       line guest book at www.mccoy-         Donald House, c/o the funeral        lyn A. Nichols and her husband,       com
    Merlin was born to Herman       blossomfh.com                         home. Family and friends may
and Anna (Schwoeppe) Kop-
mann on March 5, 1930 in Mar-
thasville, Mo.
                                      Autumn Hepburn
                                       Ms. Autumn Hepburn, 21,
                                                                          sign the on-line guest register at
                                                                          www.mccoyblossomfh.com                 DOGS OF THE MONTH
    He was united in marriage       passed away on Sunday, Dec.5,                                                                          November - Audie & Meiki
to Doris Gildehaus on July 28,      2010. Autumn Marie Hepburn                                                                                        2 Sisters - Shihtzus
1956 in Washington, Mo. He          was born on March 26,1989, the                                                                                    “I’m sitting pretty”
was a lifetime farmer and mem-
ber of the Pork Producers and                      FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES
Farm Bureau. He was a mem-                                                                                           NOW OFFERING EVENING HOURS
                                                                                                                      from 4:30 to 9 pm Call for appointment.
ber of St. Ignatius Catholic                                                                                          Only shop offfering after hours grooming!
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    Survivors include his wife,                                                                                       Pamper Your
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sons; Donny Kopmann and
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 IN FOCUS: “Night of 1,000 Stars!”
Photos by Curt Plunk
The Troy Historic Downtown Business Asso-
ciation presented the “Night of 1,000 Stars!” on
Friday, December 3 from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. on
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                                                                             Soliders.........................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7                      neiro. He collaborated with col-


                Poetizing Life:
                                                                                                                                                         leagues at the University of Sao
                                                                             matic brain injury, time is a          lar experiences can help, and        Paulo, University of Caxias do
                                                                             healer. The best news is that          can remind soldiers that their       Sul, Federal University of Sao
                                                                                                                                                         Paulo and the Emilio Ribas In-
                Three Black Coats                                            most recovery occurs in the six        symptoms are common after
                                                                             months following an injury. It can     a head injury. It's important to     stitute of Infectious Diseases, all
                                                                                                                                                         in Brazil, as well as researchers
             (A Christmas Story) Part II                                     be a relief, Roskos says, for vet-     seek out resources in the com-
                                                                             erans to know their symptoms           munity, such as a veteran's as-      at Westat and the NICHD. The
                                                                             are likely to improve. Those with      sociation.                           study was undertaken as part
                                                                             head injuries should be patient            Enlist help reentering the       of the NICHD International Site
By: Heather Farrar                        To the front of this makeshift
                                                                             with themselves, and families          workforce                            Development Initiative (NISDI).
                                      building, a hospital made for
    The clinic was musty, earthy,                                            should be aware that time may              Consulting with a medical or           "The NISDI pediatric proto-
                                      convenient sorts. Men dressed
with a faint smell of iron. Sweat                                            solve some of the early frus-          rehabilitation professional can      col follows HIV-infected children
                                      according to this regions attire,
poured down her back. Being in                                               trations after a soldier returns       help veterans learn strategies       in Latin America as a way to
                                      cloaked in their gowns, sat for
a foreign country it was still un-                                           home.                                  to compensate for the effects of     learn more about the impact of
                                      care in the waiting area. Each
seasonably hot this time of year.                                                Seek treatment                     mild TBI that may ease the tran-     the infection and its treatment
                                      one a different story, yet it didn’t
In the distance sounds of shell-                                                 In addition to treatment for       sition back to work or school.       on children while also helping to
                                      matter; they were all human
ing surrounded the night, litter-                                            the head injury itself, veterans       These professionals can also         build clinical research infrastruc-
                                      beings deserving care. She
ing the darkness with its illumi-                                            should seek medical help for           help them communicate with           ture," explained NISDI principal
                                      addressed that day everything
nation. Her white overcoat was                                               depression and post-traumatic          their school or employers re-        investigator Dr. Rohan Hazra.
                                      from an appendectomy to pull-
absent of all but its identifying                                            stress disorder (PTSD), as well,       garding any accommodations, if       The findings were published on-
                                      ing shrapnel from a shoulder-
emblem, being stained with the                                               if they occur. Both can compli-        necessary.                           line in the journal Clinical Infec-
                                      and other various parts of the
day’s work. The pit of her stom-                                             cate recovery, and the sooner a            To read about a U.S. Depart-     tious Diseases.
                                      body. Each sat silently in their
ach ached from hunger. When                                                  patient receives treatment, the        ment of Defense-funded Saint               To conduct the study, the re-
                                      pain before, and then after. Cre-
did she eat last? She couldn’t                                               more quickly life will be able to      Louis University study aimed at      searchers analyzed the medical
                                      ating something from nothing-
remember. Hummus, flat bread                                                 return to normal.                      learning more about brain injury,    records of 600 children with HIV
                                      life from death-was almost too
and olives awaited her at home.                                                  Talk to other vets                 visit http://www.slu.edu/x31438.     who were receiving treatment at
                                      much to do with little support.
The day’s flowed together, so                                                    Talking with others with simi-     xml                                  hospitals in Brazil, Mexico and
                                      Humanitarian relief was no re-
this day seemed like one long                                                                                                                            Peru. The children were under
                                      lief in a country where humans
moment in time. It was more                                                                                                                              age 15 and had been on anti-
                                                                             Falls.......................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
                                      do such things to one another.
taxing than most of the others.                                                                                                                          HIV medication for at least six
                                      Where women were objects
She lost two people today. De-                                                                                                                           months.
                                      with no minds or tongues; espe-
spite all her best efforts to save                                           complete intervention, involv-         with this intervention would pre-          The children's viral load lev-
                                      cially if they were the enemy.
them, no amount of help would                                                ing written materials, videos          vent one from falling, and using     els were monitored every six
                                          The day finally ended after
have made a difference. The                                                  and one-on-one follow-up with          it for 15 patients would prevent     months, along with counts of
                                      72 hours of intense work. Helen
supplies she lacked left little for                                          a trained health professional at       one fall.                            CD4 white blood cells (to mea-
                                      made her way to the back of the
her hands to do, but try.                                                    the patient's bedside. The pro-             "Many of the strategies pur-    sure immune strength) and oxy-
                                      building, took off her white over-
    Earlier that day woman after                                             gram presented data about fre-         sued by patients as a result of      gen-carrying molecules (hemo-
                                      coat, looked out the window,
woman, veiled in their own per-                                              quency and causes of falls, in-        participating in the complete        globin) in red blood cells. The
                                      and remembered the day; then
sonal cultural privacy, needed                                               vited patients to reflect on their     program focused on (1) work-         children's growth and develop-
                                      remembered the date. It was
her care. The atrocities done to                                             own risk and identify problem          ing more effectively with staff      ment were also followed.
                                      Christmas Eve. She needed to
them, in horrid acts she helped                                              areas, then guided them toward         members caring for them; (2)               The researchers sought to
                                      make a very special phone call.
to mend. She stitched. She de-                                               developing goals and strategies        identifying environmental haz-       determine whether the most
                                           Outside, in the dark she en-
livered. She cleansed. And she                                               for prevention. Another 424 pa-        ards; and (3) using appropriate      recent measurements of vi-
                                      tered the world. It was dank, dirty
counseled; each one. Each one                                                tients received only the materi-       aids, equipment and clothing,"       ral load could predict serious
                                      and odorous. Shadows cast all
would bring in their young ones,                                             als from the program and no in-        the authors conclude. "These         HIV-related illnesses, classified
                                      around her with only small bits
entering their own secret door.                                              dividual follow-up, and a group        proposed strategies form a           by the World Health Organiza-
                                      of light passing through the veil
She helped each one behind                                                   of 381 received usual care,            plausible mechanism of action        tion as stage 3 and 4 events
                                      of night. Muffled voices could be
the scenes. She would care                                                   which varied by hospital but           for reducing falls among these       (http://www.womenchildrenhiv.
                                      heard. Turning to close and lock
for these women of this falter-                                              usually consisted of risk screen-      patients and highlight the impor-    org/wchiv?page=charts-00-02).
                                      the door for home; knowing she
ing war ridden community pri-                                                ing, use of alert items such as        tance of behavioral elements in      Stage 3 and 4 events are the
                                      was only one phone call away
vately. Community, if you can                                                wrist bands and generic inter-         the causes of falls in this set-     most serious of the HIV-relat-
                                      from sleep, all the light she did
call it that, riddled by a lack of                                           ventions such as checklists.           ting."                               ed illnesses that affect people
                                      have…went suddenly crashing
means. A culture whose only                                                      During the study period, 247            Among patients who were         whose immune systems have
                                      out.
means was accepting their lack,                                              participants fell and 97 sus-          cognitively impaired, those re-      been weakened by the virus.
                                          Follow this weeks and last
caused by the fanatical whims                                                tained injuries, including five        ceiving the full intervention        The research team evaluated
                                      weeks on my website at www.
of cultural lines drawn, to prove                                            fractures. Overall, the rate of        had a higher rate of falls result-   the predictive value of two viral
                                      quillsongs.com where the au-
radical points, lines which splat-                                           falls per 1,000 days per patient       ing in injuries than those in the    load levels: 400 copies of viral
                                      dio/visual version can be seen
tering innocent lives in all direc-                                          did not differ significantly among     control group (7.5 vs. 2.9 per       genetic material per milliliter of
                                      on the “Current Article”. heath-
tions. No aftermath, but a daily                                             the three groups (9.3 in the con-      1,000 days per patient), and a       blood and 5,000 copies per mil-
                                      er@quillsongs.com
acceptance.         Somehow life                                             trol group, 8.6 in the materials-      similar proportion of patients       liliter. The team also analyzed
does go on.                                                                  only group and 7.6 in the com-         who fell overall (26 percent vs.     the added risk of incremental
                                                                             plete intervention group).             24 percent). "Cognitive impair-      increases in viral load.
                                                                                 However, among the 906             ment can limit the ability of pa-          The research team found
                                                                             participants who did not have          tients to adhere to the planned      that the measure of a child's
                                                                             cognitive impairment, falls were       safety-promoting behaviors and       most recent viral load was the
                                                                             less frequent among those in           is a reason why an education         most effective for predicting ill-
                                                                             the complete program group (4          program might not be benefi-         ness, especially when the level
             The Elks invite you to share a                                  per 1,000 days per patient) than       cial among these patients," the      was above 5,000 copies per
               Dinner, Fun & Games.                                          among those in the materials-          authors write. "Further research     milliliter. Above this threshold,
                                                                             only group (8.2 per 1,000 days         is warranted to examine the ef-      a child had nearly twice the risk
           Elks Annual                                                       per patient) or the control group      ficacy of the complete program       of developing a WHO stage 3

    CHRISTMAS DAY DINNER                                                     (8.7 per 1,000 days per patient).      targeted at cognitively intact       or 4 event. The researchers
                                                                             Only 6 percent of patients who         patients and used within the         found that this prediction was
                                                                             received the complete interven-        context of a broader falls-pre-      independent of CD4 cell and
     12 Noon | December 25th                                                 tion fell, compared with 11 per-       vention program that uses other      hemoglobin levels in the blood
                                                                             cent in the control group. Based       strategies to reduce falls among     as well as the child’s body mass
   We will be delivering meals to anyone that is not able                    on this data, the authors esti-        cognitively impaired patients."      index. A combination of all three
   to come to our lodge to participate in the activities.                    mate that providing 33 patients                                             measurements most accurately
                                                                                                                                                         predicted impending illness.
      Please call in your request by December 24th
                                                                             HIV............................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 7
                                                                                                                                                               Additional information about
      at 636-456-2662 or sign up through the Warren                                                                                                      HIV is available at http://www.
                                                                                                                                                         nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/
                   County Senior Center.                                     stitute that funded the research.      that predicted clinical illness in   aids_hiv.cfm and http://aids.gov.
                                                                                 The authors noted that using       the current study. Filter paper,           The NICHD sponsors re-
     We will begin delivering at 10:30am &                                   dried blood spots for viral load       such as that used for newborn        search on development, before
                                                                             testing might provide a cost ef-       screening programs in the Unit-
      our doors will be open at 12noon.                                      fective alternative to routine viral   ed States, could be used to col-
                                                                                                                                                         and after birth; maternal, child,
                                                                                                                                                         and family health; reproductive
                                                                             load testing methods. Although         lect blood samples in remote or      biology and population issues;
               Merry Christmas to all!                                       they did not evaluate this alter-      poor areas, which could then         and medical rehabilitation. For
                                                                             native in their study, the authors     be shipped to a central facility
              The Warrenton Elks #2662                                       cited earlier research, of blood       where they could be processed
                                                                                                                                                         more information, visit the In-
                                                                                                                                                         stitute's Web site at http://www.
                                                                             spots collected on filter paper.       reliably and economically.           nichd.nih.gov/.
                                                                             The authors noted that blood               The study was led by first
                                                                             spots could be readily used            author Ricardo Oliveira, of the
                                                                             to detect viral load at the level      Federal University of Rio de Ja-
Arts                  & Entertainment                                                                                THE FOCUS NEWS                Friday, December 10, 2010              Page 16



Harlem Globe Trotters Bring First-
Ever Four Point Shot to St. Louis                                                                                 Events Calendar
    The Harlem Globetrotters,        and we’re confident the 4-point      Soup Company, Howard John-             FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
who have contributed more in-        shot will change the game of         son Hotels, America’s Best             Holiday Concert featuring Erin Bode and David Halen, Foundry Art Cen-
novations to the game of bas-        basketball going forward.”           Contacts      and    Eyeglasses,       tre, St. Charles, 8 to 10 p.m. Erin Bode and her trio will perform along with a
ketball than any other team in           Throughout the 2011 North        Greyhound Lines and Spalding,          classical string quartet led by St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Concertmaster
history, have implemented the        American tour, which will travel     the Original Harlem Globetrot-         David Halen. Experience an exceptional evening of Erin’s original composi-
first-ever 4-point shot as part of   to 220 cities in 46 U.S. States      ters continue a world famous           tions, standards and Christmas favorites with string arrangements composed
                                                                                                                 exclusively for this concert.
all of its games on the team’s       and six Canadian provinces be-       tradition of ball handling wizard-
                                                                                                                 Christmas Around the World at John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center,
2011 “4 Times the Fun” North         tween December 26 and April          ry, basketball artistry and one-       East Central College, Union at 7:30pm Dec. 10 & 3pm Sunday, Dec. 12.
American tour, the team’s re-        17, every Globetrotters game         of-a-kind family entertainment         Carols, stories & traditions from other cultures + Four Rivers Children’s Cho-
cord 85th season of touring.         will now feature two designated      that continues to thrill fans of all   rale. Santa Claus, cookies and traditional sing-a-long capture the holiday
    The Globetrotters will debut     4-point shooting spots on each       ages.                                  spirit. Stop by the ECC Art Gallery to purchase objects of fine art & hand-
the 4-pointer to a national audi-    side of midcourt, each located           Throughout their history,          made gifts created by ECC students & faculty.
ence on Sunday, December 5,          35 feet from the basket (the         the Globetrotters have show-           Tree Decorating Contest Share your Christmas tree decorating talents
at 7:30 p.m. EST, when ESPN2         spots are 12 feet beyond the         cased their iconic talents in          and ideas! Bring in a picture (name, phone number on the back) of your
telecasts the Globetrotters’         NBA’s official 3-point line). The    120 countries and territories on       decorated Christmas tree by Dec 15 for a chance to win $75, $50 or $25
game against the Washington          4-point option is expected to fur-   six continents, often breaking         Hillermann Gift Card. Customers vote for their favorite.
Generals from the ESPN Wide                                                                                      St. Peter’s Anual Bake Sale 8:30-Noon
                                     ther open up the playing floor for   down cultural and societal bar-
                                                                                                                 Augusta’s Candlelight Walk 5pm
World of Sports Complex at Dis-      the Globetrotters as well as their   riers while providing fans with        Al-Anon Family Group Meeting at Zion United Church of Christ, 715 Main
ney World in Orlando, Fla.           opponents, the Generals, and         their first-ever basketball expe-      Street, Troy 8-9:30pm (upstairs, use back entrance)
    This game-changing inno-         is expected to generate even         rience. Proud inductees of the         Board of Directors of the Troy Convention & Visitors Bureau Meeting at
vation will be on display when       more high-scoring action and         Naismith Memorial Basketball           Zadock’s Restaurant 8am
the Globetrotters take on the        competitive play.                    Hall of Fame, the Globetrotters        Bake Sale St. Peter’s U.C.C., Washington 8:30am-noon
Washington Generals at Scot-             “Bring it,” said Washington      have entertained hundreds of           Erin Bode and David Halen, Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St.
trade Center on Sunday, Febru-       Generals President Red Klotz,        millions of fans—among them            Charles 8-10pm
ary 6 at 1 p.m. Tickets, starting    whose team has not beaten            popes, kings, queens, and pres-        O’Fallon Celebration of Lights Fort Zumwalt Park Sun-Thurs 6-9pm, Fri-
at $18.50 are on sale at www.        the Globetrotters since January      idents—over more than eight            Sat 6-10pm thru Dec 30
harlemglobetrotters.com,      the                                                                                Agape Hometown Holiday House 1037 Armory Road Warrenton 10am-
                                     1971, when Klotz himself sank        thrilling decades.
                                                                                                                 3pm thru Jan 19
Scottrade Center box office, or      a game-winning shot in Martin,                                              Young Artists and Their Teachers Boyle Family Gallery, Lindenwood.
by phone at 800-745-3000. In-        TN. “Long-range marksmanship                                                12-2 pm thru Dec 12
formation on group and scout
tickets can also be found at
                                     is a Generals trademark, and
                                     we’ve already installed several
                                                                             Place Your                          SATURDAY, DECEMBER 11
www.harlemglobetrotters.com.
    “The Globetrotters have
                                     new plays to take advantage of
                                     the 4-pointer. If anything, this
                                                                             Classified                           Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, Sacred Heart Parish, Elsberry, 10 a.m. to
                                                                                                                 5 p.m. Half of the proceeds will go to the Sacred Heart Outreach to assist
been at the forefront of basket-
ball’s evolution throughout the
                                     only makes us stronger.”
                                         “I only wish they had this
                                                                             Ad Today.                           those in the community who are in need.
                                                                                                                 Lincoln County R-III School District Community Roundtable, Main Street
sport’s history,” said Globetrot-    shot when I was playing,” said                                              Elementary multi-purpose room, Troy, 6 p.m. The school will host this forum
ters CEO Kurt Schneider. “From                                                         Email:                    on future budget reductions in the district.
                                     Globetrotter Legend Curly Neal,
                                                                               thefocusnews@yahoo.com            Holiday Craft/Vendor Bazaar at Live Wire Dance, Cheer and Gymnastics
the alley-oop to the slam dunk       one of only five Globetrotters in                                           Studio, 4 Ellis Avenue, Troy 9am-3pm. Over 25 Crafters/Vendors, Door
to the behind-the-back pass, the     history to have his jersey num-            Call: 314-713-2400               Prizes, Raffle, Concessions
Globetrotters have long brought      ber retired. “I could have lit up                 Mail:                     Get your picture taken with Santa Farmers’ Market on Main Street
innovations to basketball that       that scoreboard all night long.”             P.O. Box 32066                 Washington, 11am-2pm Annual Family of Christmas Trees St. Peters UCC,
are now staples of the game,             Sponsored by Campbell                 St. Louis, MO 63132               20 E. Fifth St, Washington Noon-6pm. Vote for your favorite tree by bringing
                                                                                                                 canned goods to “vote.” Proceeds to St. Peters, St. Francis & Loving Hearts
                                                                                                                 Food Pantries.
                                                                                                                 Port Class at Augusta Winery’s Owls Nest 1pm. Sample various types of
                                                                                                                 port & learn the process of making port.
                                                                LIVE MUSIC                                       Santa is coming to Hillermann’s! 1pm-3pm Bring your kids and pets (no
                                                                                                                 reptiles) to visit with Santa. Picture prints by YHTI Internet available for chari-
                                                                Dec. 11 - WHITNEY SCREAMS                        table donation to Loving Hearts Outreach.
                                                                                                                 Second Saturday Servants Christian men, women & youth from around
                                                                          Main Hall, 9 pm to 1 am                Lincoln County go into their community to do good works for those in need.
                                                                Dec. 19 - FRANK STANEK                           For info 636-528-7935
                                                                          Main Hall, 2 to 5:30 pm                Troy Optimist Club The Landmark Restaurant-Optional breakfast 7am, meet-

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                                                                                                                 ing 7:30am
                                                                 LIVE
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                                       New Year’s Eve Party                                                      Troy Elks Annual Hoop Shoot Contest Claude Brown Intermediate Gymna-

    LEGION
                                                                                                                 sium. Registration 9:30am, competition 10am. Boys & girls 8-13. Contestants
                                         Beachead Pub                                                            must bring birth certificate or passport. Winners advance to district, state,
                                                                Featuring: MindSpin
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                                                                                                                 regional & national competitions. More info, Rob Cissell 636-295-2510
                                             Karaoke            Main Hall • 9-1am                                Santa will arrive at Foley City Hall 1-3pm
                                          by Brian Martin       Party Favors &                                   Santa Claus is coming to Hawk Point in a fire engine! Lions Club across
  28855 Legion Trail                     (Music-N-Motion)       Champagne at Midnight                            from the Post Office 9-11:30am. Meet Santa and have your picture taken.
                                          9 p.m. to 1 p.m.                                                       Please bring a non-perishable or canned food item for the food pantry. Must
   Warrenton, MO                           (NO COVER)
                                                                Dinner at 8pm • Cash Bar
                                                                                                                 be accompanied by a responsible adult.
                                                                $10 Early | $15 at the Door
    636-456-2333                                                                                                 Christmas Cookie Sale Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 714 Lincoln Street in
                                                                                                                 Elsberry 10am-5pm
      Visit our website:                 January 1, 2011 - Open at Noon                                          Mid America Special Sportsmen Assoc Annual Banquet Social Hour
 www.missourilegionpost122.org        FREE Bloody Mary’s, noon to 3 p.m. • Free black-eyed peas,                 5pm, Dinner 7pm
                                        cornbread & fried potatoes with ham, noon until gone.                    Raffles, Door Prizes, Auction, Dinner & Drinks Seating limited! 636-299-
                                                                                                                 3275, 800-274-5471 or tammy.goodwin@freedomhunt.org to reserve your
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                                               WRIST BAND WEDNESDAYS
                                                                                                                 seat. Assist disabled, wounded warriors & veterans on managed hunts at no
                                                                                                                 cost to them!
   SAVING COUPON                                                                                                 Pizza with Santa at First State Community Bank Warrenton starting at 6pm.
     ON PAGE 10                                       Rail Mixed Drinks & Draft Beer Only                        Pizza, games & crafts. Santa will arrive later so all the children can tell him
                                                                                                                 how good they have been. Registrations required
   LARGE HALL FOR RENT                MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL                                                      SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
        FREE WI-FI                    Bucket of Beer & 1 lb. Wing Special                                        Troy Garden Club Annual Holiday Home Tour, 1 to 4 p.m. Tour will begin
                                                                                                                 at McCoy & Blossom Funeral Home. Refreshments will be served at noon at
                                                                                                                 the funeral home.
       WEEKLY EVENTS                                     WEEKLY SPECIALS                                         Annual Christmas Cookie Sale, Sacred Heart Parish, Elsberry, 9 a.m. to
                                                                                                                 12:30 p.m. Half of the proceeds will go to the Sacred Heart Outreach to as-
   MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL -                                   MONDAY - THURSDAY                                   sist those in the community who are in need.
   Bucket of Beer & 1 lb. Wing Special                          Weekly Food Specials
                                                                      FRIDAYS                                    SUNDAY, DECEMBER 12
   BEER PONG, BAG TOSS & DJ -                                                                                    Cookies & Crafts with Mrs. Claus Gateway Center for the Arts 1-3pm.
                                                             Catfish Special with 2 Sides                         Decorate cookies, make crafts & read a story with children.
   (Corn Hole) Mondays 8 p.m.
                                                               SATURDAY 5-9 P.M.                                 Washington Cross Race Registration 7:30am, Bicycle race 12 Noon.
   BINGO - Every Tuesday, starting at 6:45pm            12 oz. Hand-Carved Boneless Ribeye,                      Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Breakfast 8:30am-noon.
                                                         Baked potato, Dinner Salad, Toast.                      Washington K of C Bingo and BBQ 11am-6pm (food) 11am-5pm (Bingo)
   BAR POKER - Every Thurs 6:30 & 9pm                                                                            Romance without Regret Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Troy 7pm. Au-
                                                         Stay later and enjoy Karaoke, Drink
   KARAOKE - Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Night                                                                           thor & international speaker Jason Evert, who addresses more than 100,000
                                                                Specials & Good Time.                            teenagers around the globe each year, will provide an engaging talk that
   MEAT SHOOT - Every Sunday,                                        SUNDAYS                                     challenges young people to understand the gifts of a chaste lifestyle & build
   Sign up at noon                                              Weekly Sports Special
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                                                                               Back to Taunt St. Louis for a Second
Events Calendar                                                                Time! Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
relationships free of societal pressures & founded on respect. Free for all                                                                              cluding A Fish Called Wanda, A
                                                                                    The Tony Award-winning           Award for the direction of the
area youth & their parents. Info: Eddie Voltz 636-528-8219
All-You-Can-Eat Breakfast Moscow Mills Lions Club 7am-12pm                     Best Musical of 2005, Monty           HBO adaptation of Angels in             Private Function, The Mean-
Christmas Cookie Sale Sacred Heart Parish Hall, 714 Lincoln Street in          Python’s SPAMALOT, will return        America.                            ing of Life, Personal Services,
Elsberry 9am-12:30pm                                                           to the fair city of St. Louis, MO         Casey Nicholaw’s outstand-      UHF, and Teenage Mutant Ninja
Washington Preservation Holiday House Tour 4-8pm. Tickets at Urban             for a limited five-show engage-       ing work on Monty Python’s          Turtles I, II & III. He has worked
Accents, Hillermanns, Homestead at Hickory View, The Art Center, The           ment January 7-9, 2011 at the         SPAMALOT earned him nomi-           with Eric Idle since 1978. Mon-
WHS Museum, & Not Just Cut & Dried. Tickets also available at any of the       Fabulous Fox Theatre.                 nations for the Tony Award, the     ty Python isn’t a person, but a
homes during the tour. Tour is never cancelled, even in inclement weather.          Tickets for Monty Python’s       Outer Critics Circle Award and      group of British actors and writ-
                                                                               SPAMALOT are on sale now              the Drama Desk Award. He fol-       ers (and one American) that
MONDAY, DECEMBER 13                                                            and start at $25. Tickets are         lowed up Monty Python’s SPA-        performed their famous comedy
Al-Anon Family Group Meeting at College United Methodist Church, 701                                                                                     show Monty Python’s Flying
                                                                               available online at www.me-           MALOT with another smash hit
East Main Street in Warrenton 7pm
Artisans Guild of Warren County College United Methodist Church Fellow-        trotix.com or at the Fox Theatre      Broadway musical, The Drowsy        Circus on the BBC from 1969 to
ship Hall Warrenton 12:30pm                                                    box office and all MetroTix loca-     Chaperone for which he earned       1974, with subsequent interna-
Board of Directors Meeting First State Community Bank, Warrenton 12-           tions. To charge-by-phone, call       numerous nominations as direc-      tional fame and success.
1:30pm                                                                         314-534-1111. Groups of 15 or         tor and choreographer.                  Monty Python’s SPAMALOT
Getting Connected Alzheimer’s Association Office 9370 Olive Blvd.              more should call 314-535-2900.            Aside from his work with        will play the Fabulous Fox The-
St. Louis 6:30–8:30pm. Get acquainted with the resources and services               Lovingly “ripped-off” from the   Monty Python in films and on TV,    atre January 7-9, 2011.
available through the association, for people with memory loss & those         internationally famous comedy         Eric Idle has written a West End        Performances are Friday at
concerned about their loved one’s well-being. Registration required at www.    team’s most popular motion            play, Pass the Butler; three nov-   8pm; Saturday at 2pm & 8pm;
alzstl.org or 800.272.3900 FREE                                                     picture, Monty Python and        els, including The Road to Mars,    and Sunday at 2pm & 7:30pm.
Healthy Eating for Special Occasions Sullivan Senior Center, 730 West                                                                                        Tickets range from $25-
                                                                               the Holy Grail, Monty Python’s        The Rutles - A Mockumentary;
Main St. 11am - Cindy Martin, St. John’s Mercy Hospital Nutrition and
Diabetes Wellness Center dietician                                             SPAMALOT is the winner of             and many songs too rude to          $63 and are subject to change.
                                                                               three 2005 Tony Awards includ-        mention. He has sung opera,         Please visit www.fabulousfox.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 14                                                           ing Best Musical and Best Di-         acted in movies, appeared on        com for current pricing informa-
VFW BINGO Washington Doors open at 5pm                                         rector (Mike Nichols), as well        television and crossed Ameri-       tion. Tickets are on sale now
Story Time Under the Homestead Tree 10:30am Police Chief Hahn will             as the Drama Desk and Outer           ca performing comedy on The         and available at the Fox Theatre
read a story. Fresh baked cookies, hot chocolate. Check out & bid on your      Critics Circle awards for Best        Greedy Bastard Tour. His diary      box office, all MetroTix outlets,
favorite tree for WPI’s Charity Tannebaum Auction benefiting Friends of        Musical.                              of his 15,000 mile journey by bus   online at www.metrotix.com or
Emmaus                                                                              The original cast recording      was recently published by Harp-     call 314-534-1111. Group orders
Wright City Park Board Meeting Wil Heiliger Building at Diekroeger Park        of Monty Python’s SPAMALOT            er Collins, and his long awaited    of 15 or more should call 314-
8pm                                                                            won the 2006 Grammy Award             sequel The Rutles2: Can’t Buy       535-2900. Monty Python’s SPA-
Warren County Jaycees Social Hour Brewskis in Warrenton 6-8pm
Come & bring a guest. Appetizers provided.
                                                                               for Best Musical Show Album.          Me Lunch was released by War-       MALOT is a special offering of
Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce Meeting, Knights of Columbus                     Based on the Tony Award          ner Video in March. There’s no      the U.S. Bank Broadway Series
Hall, 700 South St. 11:45am-1pm                                                winning direction of Mike Nich-       saying what he might do next...     and is sponsored by American
Economic Development Committee of the Troy Area Chamber of Com-                ols and the riotous choreogra-            John Du Prez has composed       Airlines.
merce Landmark Restaurant at 7:30am                                            phy of Casey Nicholaw, Monty          over 20 feature film scores in-
Lincoln County Republican Central Committee at Cuivre River Electric           Python’s SPAMALOT features a


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                                                                               screenplay of Monty Python and
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Medical Center at Noon                                                         creators Graham Chapman,
Troy Downtown Business Association Meeting
O’Fallon Celebration of Lights Fort Zumwalt Park Walk-thru night
                                                                                    John Cleese, Terry Gilliam,
Light Up Foley Judging (open to residents living in the city limits)           Eric Idle, Terry Jones and Mi-
                                                                               chael Palin, with music and lyr-
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15                                                         ics by the Grammy Award-win-
Story Time Under the Homestead Tree 10:30am Patrolman Al Nothum                ning team of Mr. Idle and John
will read his favorite holiday story. Enjoy fresh baked cookies, hot choco-
late. Check out & bid on your favorite tree for WPI’s Charity Tannebaum
                                                                               Du Prez.
                                                                                    Telling the legendary tale
                                                                                                                         Saturday, Dec 11, 2010 | 5pm-10pm
Auction benefiting Friends of Emmaus
Bingo Warrenton Elks #2662, 1101 E Veterans Memorial Parkway, Doors
                                                                               of King Arthur and the Knights                St. Stephens Church in Troy, MO
                                                                               of the Round Table, and their
open 8am, Bingo 10am. Limited breakfast & lunch available                      quest for the Holy Grail, Monty            Tickets Cost $35 each with WTU Membership,
Al-Anon Family Group Zion United Church of Christ, 715 Main St., Troy
10:30am (upstairs, back entrance)
                                                                               Python’s SPAMALOT features a                     or $10 each for just Dinner, Drinks
                                                                               chorus line of dancing divas and
Troy Rotary Club at Woods Fort Country Club 12:15pm
                                                                               knights, flatulent Frenchmen,
                                                                                                                                     & Entrance to the Event!
Troy Elks Lodge #2805 at 541 Second St at 7:30pm
Chamber’s Leads Group at Zadock’s Restaurant in Troy at 7am                    killer rabbits and one legless
Free Legal Services Community Room, Lincoln Co Health Dept, #5                 knight.                                     Activities will include Gun Raffles,
Health Department Dr in Troy 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. No-cost legal assis-                Monty Python’s SPAMA-
tance to low-income persons experiencing civil legal problems, exclud-         LOT is produced by Stephen B.               Drawings, Dinner & Drinks, Guest
ing criminal and traffic court matters. Use Community Room entrance.
Christmas Lighting Contest Wright City. Entry forms must be received
                                                                               Kane, Michael McFadden and                   Speakers, Live & Silent Auctions
                                                                               Phoenix Entertainment.
at the Chamber by 12/15. Prizes awarded to Residential and Commercial               Mike Nichols has been ac-                        and much more!
entries. Eligible participants must be within the boundaries of the Wright
                                                                               claimed as one of the great
City R-II School District. Contact the Chamber office at 745-7855, or wc-
chamber@wrightcitychamber.com for an entry form.                               American directors in film, the-          Join us and show your support for the
                                                                               ater and television. He has
THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16                                                          won the Academy Award and                Wounded Warriors, Veterans and Disabled!
Story Time Under the Homestead Tree 10:30am Librarian Nell Redhage             eight Tony Awards. He recently
will share her favorite holiday story. Enjoy fresh baked cookies, hot choco-   received the Directors’ Guild                    Please Call Today (636-299-3275)
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Christmas Concert St. Ignatius Community Center, Marthasville at 7pm
Lincoln County Historical & Archeological Society at Troy City Hall at
7:30pm
Warrenton High School DECA Program Mini-competition needs your
help 9:15–11:15 & 12:30–2pm for mock interviews for students looking to
hone their skills for job & college interviews. Questions provided for both
sessions + lunch! Contact Jan at the Chamber office 636-456-2530 if you
can help

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17
Classic Holiday Films - Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa
Claus is Coming to Town John Edson Anglin Performing Arts Center, East
Central College, Union at 7 pm. No charge for ECC students, Patrons of
the Arts or season pass holders. All others are asked to bring a non-perish-
able food item which will be donated to the Union Food Pantry.
CHRISTMAS WITH THE OSMOND BROTHERS Bezemes Family Theater,
Lindenwood - 8pm
Al-Anon Family Group Zion United Church of Christ, 715 Main St., Troy
8-9:30pm (upstairs, back entrance)
The Nutcracker Anheuser-Busch Hall, Touhill Performing Arts Center.

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Thermotherapy......CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6                                                  drome, an underdeveloped left
                                                                                          side of the heart, was the most
                                                                                                                                   tal heart defects are surviving
                                                                                                                                   into adulthood, these patients
                                                                                                                                                                             year). Adults in the delayed in-
                                                                                                                                                                             tervention control group expe-
of magnetic fluid hyperthermia,              branes."                                     common fatal congenital heart            are likely to leave the care of           rienced similar changes during
these temperatures also de-                      Puri added that testing                  defect listed, accounting for            pediatric cardiologists and seek          the second six-month period
stroy healthy cells.                         showed iron oxide nanopar-                   about 10 percent of the cases.           care from cardiologists who               when they were enrolled in the
    "The ideal hyperthermia                  ticles are "the most biocompat-                   A congenital heart defect           treat adults.                             exercise class program.
treatment sufficiently increases             ible agents for magnetic fluid               was listed as the underlying or              “The     Congenital     Public            The authors found that un-
the temperature of the tumor                 hyperthermia." Platinum and                  contributing cause in a total of         Health Consortium (CHPHC),                der the single-task condition
cells for about 30 minutes while             nickel also act as magnetic                  41,000 deaths.                           which includes the CDC and                (performing one task at a time),
maintaining the healthy tissue               nanoparticles but they "are toxic                 The death certificate is            other leading public health or-           adults in the intervention group
temperature below 41 degrees                 and vulnerable" when exposed                 filled out at the time of death          ganizations, has found that the           increased their usual gait ve-
Celsius," Puri said. "Our ferro-             to oxygen.                                   by healthcare providers before           role of the adult cardiologist            locity (walking speed) and their
fluid-based thermotherapy can                    The researchers plan to test             an autopsy is done and often             continues to be critical in the           stride length, compared with the
be also accomplished through                 their analytical approach by                 based on limited information on          battle against congenital heart           control group. The stride time
thermoablation, which typically              conducting experiments on vari-              the medical history of the de-           defects. These providers face             variability also improved in the
heats tissues up to 56 degrees               ous cancer cells in collaboration            ceased. Consequently, death              the challenge of managing the             intervention group. In the dual-
C to cause their death, co-                  with Dr. Elankumaran Subbiah                 certificate reports of causes of         care of adults with heart disease         task condition (performing mul-
agulation, or carbonization by               of the Virginia-Maryland School              death are not always accurate            as well as understanding the              tiple tasks at the same time),
exposure to a noninvasive ra-                of Veterinary Medicine. A senior             and data from such reports can           long-term effects of congenital           adults in the intervention group
dio frequency, alternating cur-              design team consisting of five               be inconsistent, Gilboa said.            heart defects,” Gilboa said.              increased their stride length,
rent magnetic field. Local heat              engineering science and me-                       The researchers said that               Co-founded by the American            and decreased their stride
transfer from the nanoparticles              chanics undergraduate Virginia               based on their analysis of death         Heart Association, the CHPHC              length variability compared to
increases the tissue tempera-                Tech students is fabricating an              certificate data, it was not pos-        is made up of organizations               the control group. Additionally,
ture and ruptures the cell mem-              apparatus for these tests.                   sible to determine the reason            and agencies with the goal of             the benefit of the intervention on
                                                                                          for the overall decline in the           preventing congenital heart dis-          gait variability was still apparent
                                                                                          death rate from congenital heart         ease and enhancing the lives of           six months later.
Alpha-Carotene
...........................................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
                                                                                          defects. But improvements in
                                                                                          technology for diagnosis and
                                                                                                                                   those afflicted with it. The group
                                                                                                                                   raises awareness about the
                                                                                                                                                                                 This study shows "that par-
                                                                                                                                                                             ticipation in music-based mul-
                                                                                          medical care for heart problems          public health aspects of con-             titask exercise classes once a
eating more fruits and vegeta-              9 micrograms per deciliter or                 in infants and children probably         genital heart disease through             week over a 6-month period can
bles is associated with lower               higher.                                       play a key role, Gilboa said. Be-        population-based surveillance             improve gait performance un-
risk of chronic diseases, ran-                  Higher alpha-carotene con-                cause a substantial number of            and research, education, health           der single and cognitive-motor,
domized controlled trials have              centration also appeared to be                infant deaths continue to be at-         promotion, advocacy and policy            dual-task conditions, as well as
not shown any benefit for beta-             associated with lower risk of dy-             tributed to congenital heart de-         development.                              improve balance, and reduce
carotene supplements, the au-               ing from cardiovascular disease               fects, there is a need to identify           Co-authors are: Jason L. Sa-          both the rate of falls and the
thors note. "Therefore, carot-              or cancer individually, and of all            modifiable risk factors for infant       lemi, M.P.H.; Wendy N. Nemb-              risk of falling in at-risk elderly
enoids other than beta-carotene             other causes. "The association                mortality.                               hard, Ph.D.; David E. Fixler,             community-dwelling adults," the
may contribute to the reduction             between serum alpha-carotene                       This study highlights that          M.D.; and Adolfo Correa, M.D.,            authors conclude. "Our findings
in disease risk, and their effects          concentrations and risk of death              congenital heart defects can be          Ph.D. Author disclosures and              suggest that this program may
on risk of disease merit investi-           from all causes was significant               chronic conditions with health           sources of funding are on the             be useful for fall prevention and
gation," the authors write.                 in most subgroups stratified by               implications across the lifespan.        manuscript.                               rehabilitation in community-
    Chaoyang Li, M.D., Ph.D.,               demographic        characteristics,           As more children with congeni-                                                     based setting such as senior
of the Centers for Disease Con-             lifestyle habits and health risk                                                                                                 centers."

                                                                                          Crystallography
trol and Prevention, Atlanta,               factors," the authors write.

                                                                                          ...........................................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6 Curry
and colleagues assessed the                     Alpha-carotene is chemical-
relationship between alpha-                 ly similar to beta-carotene but
carotene and the risk of death              may be more effective at inhib-                                                                                                CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
                                                                                              In previous laboratory re-           diffraction pattern generated on
among 15,318 adults age 20                  iting the growth of cancer cells              search, Di Cera re-engineered                                                      with obesity and type 2 diabe-
                                                                                                                                   a detector plate in order to detail
and older who participated in               in the brain, liver and skin, they            thrombin to act as an anticoagu-                                                   tes, which might contribute to
                                                                                                                                   the three-dimensional structure
the Third National Health and               note. "Moreover, results from a               lant, stopping blood from clot-                                                    NASH-associated liver fibrosis.
                                                                                                                                   of the protein.
Nutrition Examination Survey                population-based case-control                 ting and opening the door to the                                                       Chen's most recent work
                                                                                                                                       The structure of the zymo-
Follow-up Study. Participants               study of the association be-                  development of new therapeu-                                                       tested the effect of curcumin on
                                                                                                                                   gen form of thrombin provides
underwent a medical examina-                tween the consumption of fruits               tic strategies for the treatment                                                   the role of high levels of leptin
                                                                                                                                   crucial details about the activa-
tion and provided blood sam-                and vegetables and risk of lung               of thrombosis, the presence of                                                     in causing liver fibrosis in vitro,
                                                                                                                                   tion mechanism that sheds light
ples between 1988 and 1994,                 cancer suggest that consump-                  blood clots in blood vessels,                                                      or in a controlled lab setting.
                                                                                                                                   on the way the mature enzyme
and were followed through 2006              tion of yellow-orange (carrots,               which is responsible for nearly                                                        "Leptin plays a critical role
                                                                                                                                   works. Future research can
to determine whether and how                sweet potatoes or pumpkin and                 a third of all deaths in the U.S.                                                  in the development of liver fi-
                                                                                                                                   capitalize on these new findings
they died.                                  winter squash) and dark-green                     Thrombin structure                                                             brosis," he said.
                                                                                                                                   to define better strategies for
    Over the course of the study,           (broccoli, green beans, green                     While researchers have an                                                          High levels of leptin ac-
                                                                                                                                   therapeutic intervention.
3,810 participants died; the risk           peas, spinach, turnips greens,                understanding of the structure                                                     tivate hepatic stellate cells,
                                                                                                                                       “Until now, we’ve known
for dying was lower with higher             collards and leaf lettuce) veg-               of active thrombin, very little                                                    which are the cells that cause
                                                                                                                                   nothing about the zymogen form
levels of alpha-carotene in the             etables, which have a high                    was known about its zymogen                                                        overproduction of the collagen
                                                                                                                                   of thrombin or any blood-clotting
blood. Compared with individu-              alpha-carotene content, was                   form. In order to learn more,                                                      protein, a major feature of liver
                                                                                                                                   enzyme,” said Di Cera. “All the
als with blood alpha-carotene               more strongly associated with                 researchers used x-ray crystal-                                                    fibrosis. The researchers found
                                                                                                                                   structural information has been
levels between 0 and 1 micro-               a decreased risk of lung can-                 lography to gather data about                                                      that among other activities, cur-
                                                                                                                                   limited to the active form.
grams per deciliter, the risk of            cer than was consumption of all               the molecular structure of the                                                     cumin eliminated the effects of
                                                                                                                                       “We now know that the zy-
death during the study period               other types of vegetables," the               protein.                                                                           leptin on activating hepatic stel-
                                                                                                                                   mogen form of thrombin is very
was 23 percent lower among                  authors write.                                    The process involves grow-                                                     late cells, which short-circuited
                                                                                                                                   different from the mature en-
who had concentrations be-                      The results support increas-              ing a crystal of the protein,                                                      the development of liver dam-
                                                                                                                                   zyme, in ways that open new
tween 2 and 3 micrograms per                ing fruit and vegetable con-                  shooting x-ray beams through                                                       age.
                                                                                                                                   opportunities for therapeutic in-
deciliter, 27 percent lower with            sumption as a way of preventing               the crystal and analyzing the                                                          The findings were published
                                                                                                                                   tervention.”
levels between 4 and 5 micro-               premature death, and suggest a                                                                                                   in the September issue of En-

                                                                                          Piano Music
grams per deciliter, 34 percent             need for clinical research into                                                                                                  docrinology
lower with levels between 6 and             the health benefits of alpha-car-
8 micrograms per deciliter and              otene, they conclude.                         ...........................................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
39 percent lower with levels of
                                                                                          were randomly assigned to ei-            the delayed intervention control
Congenital Heart Defects                                                                  ther a music-based multitask
                                                                                          exercise program, or a delayed
                                                                                                                                   group participated in the same
                                                                                                                                   exercise class program, while
...........................................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 6
less consistent; in some age the decline in the population
                                                                                          intervention control group. For
                                                                                          the first six months, adults in
                                                                                                                                   adults in the intervention group
                                                                                                                                   returned to normal exercise ac-             Get your
                                                                                                                                                                              marketing in
groups, death rates among overall,” said Gilboa, an epide-                                the intervention group par-              tivities.
Hispanics were comparable to miologist at the National Center                             ticipated in a one-hour weekly                Overall, balance and func-



                                                                                                                                                                                focus
those among whites, and in oth- on Birth Defects and Develop-                             exercise program led by an               tional tests improved in the inter-
er age groups, death rates were mental Disabilities, part of the                          instructor. The class featured           vention group when compared
lower among Hispanics than Centers for Disease Control                                    multitask exercises, including a         to the control group. There were
among whites.                                          and Prevention (CDC) in Atlan-     wide-range of movements that             fewer falls in the early interven-
      The decline in deaths from ta, Ga.                                                  challenged the body's balance            tion group, as well as a lower
congenital heart defects was                                Death rates from congeni-
about 15 percent for all racial- tal heart defects were higher
                                                                                          control system, which gradually
                                                                                          became more difficult over time.
                                                                                                                                   rate of falling. Among the early
                                                                                                                                   intervention group (n=66), there
                                                                                                                                                                                314-713-2400
ethnic groups other than whites, among males than females, ex-                            These exercises included walk-           were 24 falls (rate of falls, 0.7
and more than 25 percent cept in people over age 65. This                                 ing in time to the piano music,          per person per year), whereas
among whites. “That popula- is consistent with earlier find-                              and responding to changes in             among the delayed interven-
tion (non-Hispanic whites) is the ings, Gilboa said.                                      the music's rhythm. During the           tion group, there were 54 falls
largest subgroup and is driving                             Hypoplastic left heart syn-   second six months of the study,          (rate of falls, 1.6 per person per
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Warrenton FORHouse (Linn Creek, MO)
                             574-564-3785

                                                  FREE Line
                                    Home built in 20006.
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                                    2748 sq. ft. 3 Bedroom, 3
                                    full baths. Jetted tub with

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                                    master bath. Tile, neutral
                                     Our home was replace
                                    carpeting. Gas fibuilt in 2006. It has 2748 square feet
                                     with 3 bedrooms and
                                    in living room. Lots and 3 full bath. Jetted tub with
                                    Lots of closets. Full in n-        Every Tuesday
                                     seperate shower fi the master bath. Tile floors in
                                     the kitchen, dining, bathrooms and entry way. Gas
                                    ished walk out basement
                                    with large storage room.
                                                                         @ 5:30 pm
                                     fireplace in the living room. LOTS and LOTS of clos-
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                                     ets. Full finished walk out basement with large stor-
                                                                   Lions attached garage.
                                     age room in the basement. 2 car Club, Wright City
                                                                                                   WARRENTON ELKS LODGE
                                    2 car attached garage.
                                    Front porch, back deck and back patio. 3 acres with
                                     Front porch, back deck
                                     stocked 3 acres with                 For more information:
                                    and patio. pond (bass, bluegill, carp). Appraised for
                                    stocked pond (bass, blue- something 5:30pm 573-220-2117 or
                                     $220,000.00. Wanting
                                    gill, carp). Home located acres.
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                                    in Linn Creek, located less than 10 miles to Lake of the
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                                     Ozarks State Park. of
                                    than 10 miles to Lake Quiet country living, not far from          Good Prizes!            Pull-Tabs $.25 - $1
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                                    Quiet an additional neighboring property.
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                                                                                                       1101 E. Veteran’s Memorial Pkwy
                                                                                                      One-third of a mile East of Hwy. 47
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