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          The Focus News
         Number 30• Volume 6 • Serving St. Charles, Warren, Lincoln, Montgomery, and Franklin Counties • March 26, 2010 • Weekly • 35¢

                                                                                                                                                           The following obituary notices
                                                                                                                                                            are included on pages 12-14

                                                                                                                                                           Arthur Bradley, 61, Elsberry,
                                                                                                                                                           veteran, plumber.
                                                                                                                                                           Mildred Bray, 91,
                                                                                                                                                           Mount Vernon,
                                                                                                                                                           Mary Ferguson, 70, Defiance,
                                                                                                                                                           chemistry lab technician
                                                                                                                                                           Ethel Caldwell, 89,
                                                                                                                                                           O’Fallon, nurse.
                                                                                                                                                           Esther Fischer, 85,
                                                                                                                                                           Wentzville, machine operator
                                                                                                                                                           John Flood, 73,
                                                                                                                                                           Wentzville, policeman.
                                                                                                                                                           Melvin Harrell, 82,
                                                                                                                                                           Moscow Mills, farmer
                    Mark and Phyllis Cross, owners
                                                                                                                                                           Jessie Hausgen, 90,

   Imo’s Pizza Serves Up
                                                                                                                                                           Elsberry, AVON rep.
                                                                                                                                                           Ida Keithley, 89, Middletown,
   ‘The Square Beyond                                                                                                                                      Charles Mehs, 77,
                                                                                                                                                           Winfield, veteran, mechanic.

   Compare’ in Troy
   By: Shana Allen                      viced Troy and surrounding ar-
                                                                                                                                                           Kenneth Owens, 52, Foristell,
                                                                                                                                                           veteran, Francis Howell &
                                                                                                                                                           Home Depot worker.
       When you hear the words          eas for over 20 years. Imo’s in              Dr. Norman N. Bein, MD, and wife Maria Bein, RN                       George Reed, 80, Winfield,
   “The Square Beyond Compare”          Troy was established in August                                                                                     veteran, timber buyer.
   and “Original St. Louis Style
   Pizza” your mind conjures up
                                        1989 and was located a short
                                        distance from their current loca-   Vein Specialties Opens                                                         John Reed, 88, Winfield,
                                                                                                                                                           carpenter, deacon.

                                                                            Office in Washington
   images of only one pizza, with       tion at The Plaza. Mark Cross                                                                                      Paul Rothermich, 76, Wentz-
   its signature thin crust loaded      and his wife Phyllis, purchased                                                                                    ville, business owner, veteran
   with melted cheese, a choice         the Imo’s Pizza in Troy in 1995.                                                                                   Marie Schneider, 86, Warren-
   of blissful toppings, and a taste    Their rapid growth in the busi-                                           the legs and body. The veins of          ton, homemaker
                                                                                So what is a Varicose Vein                                                 Elizabeth Shaw, 56, Windsor,
   that has turned millions into        ness required them to move to                                             the lower legs must bring the
                                                                            and what causes them, we asked                                                 homemaker
   loyal fans. Yes, we are talking      their current location in 2001.                                           blood back up to the heart for
                                                                            Norman N. Bein MD FACS at his                                                  Gerald Smith, 70, Warrenton,
   about the distinctive taste of       Throughout their ownership                                                re-oxygenation using the valves
                                                                            brand new office in Washington.                                                bus driver
   Imo’s Pizza, the pizza company       Mark and Phyllis have always                                              inside. Gravity makes the task
                                                                            “Varicose veins bulge above                                                    Frederick “Freddie” Turner,
   that had its origins in St. Louis.   kept their priorities straight.                                           even more difficult. Failure of
                                                                            the surface of the skin . They                                                 69, Wentzville, line worker
       In Troy “The Square Beyond       They kept their family involved                                           these valves causes the blood
                                                                            are most commonly seen on the
   Compare” can be found at 55          in every aspect of service and                                            to “pool” in the veins of the low-
                                                                            inside or back of lower legs but                                                        Sponsored by:
   The Plaza. Imo’s Pizza has ser-        CONTINUED ON PAGE 8               are also found on other parts of
                                                                                                                     CONTINUED ON PAGE 5

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 The Focus News
                                                    Foristell Man Killed in                                                      Pharmaceutical Company
    Weekly Publication
Focus News, LLC
                                                    Motorcycle Accident                                                          to Pay $3.1 Million in
                                                                                                                                 Medicaid Fraud Settlement
P.O. Box 32066
St. Louis, MO 63132
                                                        Kenneth S. Owens, age             on northbound Rt. T, waiting to
Phone: (314) 713-2400                               52, of Foristell, MO, was killed      turn left onto Borgman Rd. The             Attorney General Chris           stock Roxane’s medicines ver-
www.thefocusnews.com                                in a motorcycle accident on
thefocusnews@yahoo.com                                                                    2004 Harley Davidson motor-            Koster announced the state           sus a competitor’s. The compa-
                                                    March 23, 2010 at 3:59 p.m.           cycle driven by Owens failed to        has successfully settled litiga-     ny has denied any wrongdoing.
Tamara See, Editor/Publisher                        on State Rt. T at Borgman Rd.         stop before striking the rear of       tion against a pharmaceuti-              Koster has made detecting
                                                    in St. Charles County. The ac-        the Grand Am.                          cal company it had accused of        and prosecuting Medicaid fraud
Graphic Design
Sara Henderson                                      cident occurred as a 2004 Pon-            Owens was ejected. He was          Medicaid fraud. The company,         one of his top priorities as Attor-
Sandy Coffer                                        tiac Grand Am, driven by Gary         pronounced dead at the scene.          Roxane, Inc., will pay the state     ney General. In 2009, Koster’s
                                                    C. Hoffman, age 63, of Lake               Hoffmann sustained minor           $3.1 million. The state alleged      Medicaid Fraud Control Unit re-
Mir, 314-713-2400                                   Sherwood, MO, was stopped             injuries.                              the company had engaged in a         covered a record $81.6 million
Shana, 636-358-7103                                                                                                              pricing scheme that resulted in      of taxpayers’ money, more than

                                                    Change of Routine
Jessica, 636-297-0053
Jillian, 314-657-5762                                                                                                            the Missouri Medicaid program        doubling the previous record.
Dorris, 636-221-1524                                                                                                             paying too much for certain pre-         “One of my top priorities as

                                                    Leads to Lottery Prize
                                                                                                                                 scription drugs.                     Attorney General is to go after
Deadline: Wednesday prior to                                                                                                         Koster said Roxane, Inc.,        companies that cheat Missouri
publication at noon.
                                                                                                                                 now known as Boehringer In-          taxpayers through Medicaid
                                                    for Old Monroe Woman
Letters to the editor must be
signed with a phone number for                                                                                                   gelheim Roxane, Inc., allegedly      fraud,” Koster said. “This settle-
verification. Opinions expressed                                                                                                 reported prices for Medicaid         ment is a significant amount of
by contributors are not neces-                                                                                                   to use as its reimbursement          money to be returned to taxpay-
sarily the views of the newspa-                                         Taking       a    then took her new purchase to
                                                                                                                                 rate that were higher than the       ers and should serve as notice to
per.                                                                different   route     the car, where she uncovered
Subscriptions available for at                                                                                                   amount pharmacies paid for           pharmaceutical companies that
                                                                    home from a           the ticket’s winning numbers.
home delivery. Call for details.                                                                                                 the drug. The state alleged the      the Attorney General’s Medicaid
                                                                    friend’s house led        “I really couldn’t believe it,”
The paper is available at the fol-                                                                                               company would then market            Fraud Unit will continue to hold
lowing locations:                                                   Cynthia Ringo to      she said. “I went back in and
                 Warrenton                                                                                                       to pharmacies the higher re-         them accountable.”
                                                                    a $10,000 cash        said, ‘Did I really win this? What
apple Hearing Solutions                                                                                                          imbursement rate they could              Koster said this is the third
aMoG Florist - two Dudes Barbecue                                   prize when she        do I do?’”
                                                                                                                                 receive from Medicaid, versus        settlement with a pharmaceuti-
Castaways- american Legion - Kroger                                 discovered she            According to Ringo, she
Los Cantaritos - Goin’ Postal                          Cynthia                                                                   what they paid for the medicine,     cal company for similar alleged
                                                                    was holding a         knew right away that she want-
radio Shack - Moser’s - Classic nails                   Ringo                                                                    to encourage pharmacies to           pricing schemes since 2006.
H & H Outfitters - Curves                                           winning Missouri      ed to cash in her winning ticket
Four Season Travel & Cruises                                                              as soon as possible, so she de-
assist-2-Sell -Lansford tresure Chest
Brockfeld’s - Pamper Your Pets
                                                    Lottery “Mega MONOPOLY™”
                                                    Scratchers ticket during the ear-
                                                                                          cided to enlist the help of her
                                                                                          friend, Linda.
                                                                                                                                 US Foreclosure Relief
                                                                                                                                 Operators Banned From
noah’s Bark - 4 Doors Down
Schraer Heating & air Conditioning
                                                    ly morning hours of March 23.
                                                                                               “I knew I was not leaving it in
Warrenton Wireless the Hiding Place                     “I never stop at this station,”
                                                                                          my purse, not waiting. It’s com-
                                                                                                                                 Mortgage-Relief Business
Zigo & associates - Dr. Paz - Chiropractic Center   said Ringo, speaking about her
Warrenton elks’ Lodge                                                                     ing with me now,” she shared.
Warrenton Library - applebee’s                      unplanned visit to the Fast Lane
                                                                                          “So I called Linda and said, ‘I
FCF Church - A Divine Connection                    at 1009 S. Highway 79 in Win-
Ultimate Hair & Spa - Brewskies                                                           need your help. Get up.’ She
                                                    field.                                                                           Attorney General Chris           Commission (FTC). US Fore-
Gastorf-Schrumpf - the Hideout                                                            said, ‘Are you dying?’ and I said,
Urban tanz- Sharper Image                               “I went in, and there was a                                              Koster announced that the op-        closure Relief Corp., George
                                                                                          ‘I won money. I won $10,000,
                      troY                          sign above the ticket that said,                                             erators of a foreclosure-relief      Escalante, Cesar Lopez and
three Monkeys Beadery                                                                     so are you coming or not?’”
troy Furniture & Carpet
                                                    ‘HOT,’” she said. “So I tried it.”                                           business will no longer be al-       Adrian Pomery are permanently
                                                                                              “That was at 2:56 a.m.,” Lin-
Drewel realty - troy tire                               Ringo, 30, of Old Monroe,                                                lowed to do business in Missouri     banned from selling mortgage
Scott’s Home Health Medical Supply                                                        da offered, smiling as she noted
                                                                                                                                 or other states, thanks to a court   loan modification or foreclosure
F&S Customs & Collision                                                                   the call log on her cell phone.
apple Hearing Solutions                                                                                                          settlement with Missouri, Cali-      relief services.
                                                                                              The pair stopped off to eat
Car-Jo Ceramics - Charlotte’s Flowers                                                                                            fornia and the Federal Trade             Koster filed suit against the
the Country Cottage - Here’s 2 eyes                    The entire paper                   breakfast – Ringo’s treat – dur-
Garden Gate Party rental                                                                  ing their three hour journey to
Lincoln Co. animal Hospital                             available FREE                    Lottery headquarters in Jef-
47 West Flea Market
                                                           online at                      ferson City, and were ready to
troy elks’ Lodge
the Mercantile outlet
A Scrapbook & Craft Haven
                                                     www.thefocusnews.com                 claim the winning ticket when                                        TURN UP THE HEAT
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Zaddocks - Buzzy’s Liquor -                                FOCUS                               “Mega MONOPOLY™” is a
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turning Pages Bookstore
Halo & Wings - Clayton Homes
american Family Home Sales
                                                           NEWS                           Aug. 29, 2009, and, to date, four
                                                                                          top prizes of $2 million remain
the French Market - Sears- Scrap to It
Boulevard Bride - Widdershins Magic Shop
rothschilds restaurant - BP - Hardee’s
Purcell tire & auto - Cartridge World
Gateway Center for the arts - Joe’s Deli

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business and its former opera-        lief charged homeowners a fee
tors last April, saying the busi-     of $1,850 for its services, along
ness took money from consum-          with a processing fee of $500.
ers without providing any help        The company demanded pay-
to them. The settlement also          ment upfront, in violation of Mis-
provides that the settling defen-     souri law. Missouri law is clear
dants release all claims to more      that companies may not charge

                                                                           Can Chiropractic Help Me?
than $1 million previously frozen     or collect payment until the fore-
by the court; this money will be      closure consultant service is
available for consumer restitu-       performed.
tion.                                     “Missouri law clearly bans
    “In Missouri we take a zero       up-front fees for mortgage-relief
tolerance stance against fore-
closure relief and mortgage
                                      and debt-settlement companies.
                                      Seeing that a company charges           “We believe the answer can be found in a
modification companies that do
nothing but make false prom-
                                      up-front fees for these services
                                      should be a warning to a con-            complete chiropractic consultation and
                                      sumer not to do business with
                                                                                   examination, including x-rays.”
ises to consumers,” Koster said.
“We will continue to investigate      that company,” Koster said.
these companies and use all               Attorney General Koster
means available to stop them          urged consumers who have
from cheating Missouri consum-
                                      been the victims of fraudulent
                                      mortgage-relief       companies,
                                                                                            COMMON SYMPTOMS:
    Koster said consumers need        or who are concerned about
to watch out for companies that
charge up-front fees before
                                      the practices of their lender, to
                                      contact his consumer hotline at
                                                                           Back Pain | Hip Pain | Arthritis | Pain in Joints
providing any service. In most
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(left) and Community Relations Director Bonnie Define celebrate
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                                                                                 Dr. Bein is also a Registered
                                                                            Vascular Technologist and per-
                                                                            forms his own diagnostic ultra-
                                                                            sounds in his office at the time
                                                                            of the initial visit. Vein Speci-
                                                                            alities is also able to treat facial
                                                                            veins and associated tone and
                                                                            texture concerns with topical
                                                                            laser (Dornier and Cutera) and
                                                                            Intense Pulsed Light (Cutera
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er legs. Varicose veins appear                                                  March is “Deep Vein Throm-
                                     of The American College of Sur-
like bulging twisted ropes or                                               bosis” Awareness month. These
                                     gery. Dr. Bein is also a member
raised and straighter in appear-                                            are dangerous blood clots in the
                                     of the American College of Phle-
ance,” said Dr. Bein, founder of                                            lower extremities which are po-
                                     bology and American Venous
Vein Specialties, a renowned                                                tentially lethal. There are many
                                     Forum. He is also a Registered
and comprehensive vein care                                                 risk factors including heredity,
                                     Vascular Technologist. Dr. Bein
center with locations in Creve                                              serious illness/surgery, obesity,
                                     spent the first two years of his
Coeur and Washington. He is                                                 smoking, inactivity, pregnancy,
                                     surgical training at The Rush
the premier vein specialist in the                                          birth control/hormone replace-
                                     Presbyterian St.Luke’s Medical
St. Louis area with an illustrious                                          ment therapy/pregnancy and
                                     Center in Chicago. After a two
career spanning over three de-                                              prolonged travel to name a few.
                                     year tour of duty attached to
cades in the field of surgery.       the US Army Medical Corps in
                                                                                In March and April, Vein Spe-
                                     Southeast Asia, he completed
    “Heredity     predisposition                                            cialties offers free screenings in
                                     his surgical training and served
plays a large role in the forma-                                            conjunction with the American
                                     as chief resident at The Jeffer-
tion of these unsightly veins of                                            Venous Forum, a national not-
                                     son University Medical School
the legs. Hormonal effects play                                             for-profit organization of venous
                                     and Hospital in Philadelphia. Dr.
another contributing role in the                                            and lymphatic physicians. AVF
                                     Bein has, in his long profession-
formation of these abnormali-                                               collects statistics nationally and
                                     al career, helped to establish
ties. Increased levels of estro-                                            run programs for awareness
                                     surgical hospitals in both the
gen and progesterone during                                                 of risk factors, prevention and
                                     Middle East and the Far East.
pregnancy cause a dilatation                                                treatment.
of normal veins. In pregnancy,           For 17 years prior to coming
the enlargement of these veins                                                  According to Vein Special-
                                     to St. Louis with his wife, Maria,
is in response to the increased                                             ties, many treatments for vein
                                     he was the chief of the depart-
total blood volume that the fetus                                           disease have available cov-
                                     ment of surgery for a very large
and placenta demands. Injuries                                              erage under most insurance
                                     multi-specialty clinic in Massa-
or obesity also contribute to the                                           plans. After taking an initial his-
development of varicose veins,”                                             tory with one of their nurses, Dr.
                                         Dr. Bein met his wife, Maria,
he explained.                                                               Bein personally examines each
                                     a Registered Nurse specializ-
                                                                            patient and determines if Du-
                                     ing in acute pediatric burn care,
    But there is no cause for de-                                           plex Ultrasonographic studies
                                     while working as a surgeon
spair; Dr. Bein and his team at                                             are necessary.
                                     overseas. They have been mar-
Vein Specialties specialize in       ried for twenty eight years. Ma-
a multitude of state of the art                                                 This study can, for the pa-
                                     ria is the clinical director of Vein
treatment options that allow pa-                                            tient’s convenience, be per-
                                     Specialties and is involved in
tients quick and almost painless                                            formed in their offices at the
                                     every aspect of the running of
recovery with patients returning                                            same visit. Ultrasound studies
                                     the vein center.
to their active lives within a day                                          are usually billed to the insur-
or two after the office procedure.                                          ance. It is required for correct
                                         With recent advances in la-
Dr. Bein treats varicose and spi-                                           diagnosis, establish medical
                                     ser surgery Dr. Bein has been
der veins with a degree of skill                                            necessity and for pre-determi-
                                     able to bring his knowledge and
and practiced talent that comes                                             nation with insurance providers.
                                     experience to Vein Specialties,
from performing thousands of                                                The treatment of spider veins,
                                     directing his practice to the in-
vein related surgical procedures                                            asymptomatic varicose veins
                                     office treatment of all aspects of
over the years.                                                             and facial or hand vein treat-
                                     venous disease. So what makes
                                                                            ments are considered cosmetic
                                     treatment by Vein Specialties
    With the latest vein treat-                                             and cannot be considered for
                                     special? “I have dedicated my
ments equipment and tech-                                                   insurance coverage.
                                     medical practice in St. Louis
niques at his disposal like          and Washington to the in-office
Endovenous Laser Therapy                                                        “Our experienced patient
                                     treatment of varicose veins and
, recovery can be almost in-                                                coordinators will act as your in-
                                     spider veins. By specializing in
stantaneous . “With EVLA the                                                termediary with your insurance
                                     venous disease our vein center
vein closes and is eventually                                               provider to establish your ben-
                                     is able to focus all our efforts on
absorbed by the body, said Dr.                                              efits and submit all the neces-
                                     our patients’ individual needs.                                               200, St. Louis, MO 63141 and
Bein. He also uses Microphle-                                               sary paperwork for pre-certifica-
                                     Each vein treatment is tailored                                               can be contacted at 866-626-
bectomy, Sclerotherapy and                                                  tion and pre-determination. This
                                     to your individual symptoms,                                                  VEIN (8346) or 314-993-8233.        Call today to schedule your
Topical Laser Treatment as ad-                                              is often a long and complicated
                                     and because of this the results                                               The Washington Office is lo-     Vein Consultation!
ditional procedure if the diagno-                                           procedure as all providers have
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sis calls for it.                                                           different benefit plans and pro-
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                                     the-art equipment available you                                               and can be reached at 636-622-      www.VeinSpecialties.com
   Dr. Bein is a board certified                                            will keep you apprised of the
                                     will receive the latest, most ad-                                             0138.
surgeon with more than thirty                                               progress,” added Ms. Bein RN.
                                     vanced procedures available in
years of general, vascular and       the St. Louis and Washington
thoracic surgery experience.                                                   Vein Specialties is holding
                                     MO. areas for both your spider
He is certified by The American                                             vein screening days at their St.
                                     and varicose veins,” stated Dr.
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Seaweed Extract May Hold Promise for MU Researcher Develops
Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Treatment                                                            Comprehensive Screening
tually emerge as a lymphoma Mohammad Irhimeh, Ph.D., as- in Australia treated lymphoma Test for Falling Risk
   Seaweed extract may even- new therapies are needed,” said ley, and Royal Hobart Hospital

treatment, according to labo-         sistant professor of hematoncol-      cell lines with a commercially               More than one-third of adults     factors, including history of falls,
ratory research presented at          ogy and stem cells at the Hash-       available seaweed extract.              ages 65 and older fall each year       dizziness problems, and type
the second AACR Dead Sea              emite University in Jordan. “In           They found that the extract         in the U.S., and, according to         and number of medications
International Conference on           this study, we looked at a new        had an inhibitory effect on the         the Centers for Disease Control,       they take. Following the ques-
Advances in Cancer Research:          treatment strategy using novel        growth of lymphoma cell lines,          40 percent of all seniors admit-       tionnaire, individuals undergo a
From the Laboratory to the Clin-      active compounds derived from         while leaving the control healthy       ted to the hospital are there due      physical performance screening
ic, held here March 7-10, 2010.       a natural source — seaweed.”          cells intact. The researchers           to injuries from falls. However,       with eight fall-risk indicator tests,
    Lymphoma is a cancer of               Seaweeds containing fucoi-        also noted a significant pattern        a new study has found that             such as habitual gait speed, sin-
the immune system and is clas-        dan, a sulfated polysaccharide        of activity in the genes known to       falls are not just a problem for       gle leg stance and ankle range
sified into Hodgkin’s and non-        similar to heparin in chemical        be linked with apoptosis, or cell       older adults. Researchers have         of motion.
Hodgkin’s types, which are then       structure, have been reported to      death, in lymphoma.                     found that people in their 20s              Abbott suggests that individ-
further classified into B-cell and    have anti-tumor activity in mice          Irhimeh said they would con-        and 30s have significant issues        uals practice certain exercises
T-cell groups.                        and some cell lines.                  tinue to study the mechanism            affecting their balance, indicat-      and be aware of health concerns
    “Some forms of B-cell lym-            For the current study,            of action for these biological ef-      ing an increased risk for falling.     in an effort to decrease their risk
phoma are especially resistant        Irhimeh and colleagues at the         fects and had a goal of conduct-        Carmen Abbott, an associate            of falling. A common recom-
to standard treatment and thus        University of California, Berke-      ing phase II or III clinical trials.    clinical professor in the Univer-      mendation for keeping people
                                                                                                                    sity of Missouri School of Health      well balanced during daily ac-
Tuberculosis Not Gone, But Often Forgotten                                                                          Professions, has developed a           tivities such as stair climbing is
                                                                                                                                                           to practice a “single leg stance”
                                                                                                                    screening test that could quickly
    Tuberculosis is often regard-     vices. “TB can be prevented and       but their immune system keeps                                                  with eyes open for 30 seconds
                                                                                                                    diagnose an individual’s risk of
ed as a thing of the past, yet 80     treated, so we want Missourians       the infection inactive, or latent.                                             and eyes closed for at least 5
                                                                                                                    falling at any age. This primary
cases of active TB were discov-       to be aware of the risk and get            People with latent TB do not                                              seconds. To complete a single
                                                                                                                    fall prevention strategy could
ered in Missouri last year and        tested if they have had contact       feel sick or display symptoms                                                  leg stance:
                                                                                                                    then be used to reduce the risk
more than 3,300 Missourians           with someone with TB. Missouri        and are not contagious. Howev-                                                      Stand on one leg with arms
                                                                                                                    of falling.
were diagnosed with the latent        TB Awareness Day gives us an          er, about 5 percent to 10 percent                                              crossed at chest level.
                                                                                                                         “It’s very important for adults
form of the disease.                  opportunity to draw attention to      of people with latent TB will de-                                                   Attempt to keep the opposite
                                                                                                                    to understand their own fall-risk
    Throughout the world, tu-         the fact that TB is still a serious   velop the active form of the dis-                                              foot off the ground for 30 sec-
                                                                                                                    factors,” Abbott said. “This test
berculosis infects one of every       public health threat.”                ease at some point in their lives                                              onds.
                                                                                                                    can become a primary preven-
three people and causes nearly            While TB has been on the          if they do not receive treatment.                                                   Practice this drill in a hallway
                                                                                                                    tion strategy that can be used in
2 million deaths each year. With      decline in the United States for      Once the disease becomes ac-                                                   or close to a counter in case bal-
                                                                                                                    regular screenings.”
major economic ties to other na-      the past century, several Mis-        tive, it can be spread to others.                                              ance is lost.
                                                                                                                         Abbott’s fall-risk screening
tions and significant internation-    souri counties have reported an            Treating TB is vital to stop-                                                  Stop timing if the raised foot
                                                                                                                    was given to 190 adults between
al travel by Missouri residents,      increasing number of cases in         ping its spread. Health officials                                              touches the ground or if the
                                                                                                                    the ages of 20–79. Surprisingly,
Missouri cannot avoid such a          recent years. TB was respon-          say those efforts must include                                                 body is leaning more than 45
                                                                                                                    the study found significant con-
widespread public health prob-        sible for 39 deaths in Missouri       identifying and treating people                                                degrees.
                                                                                                                    cerns in physical performance
lem, health officials said.           from 2005 through 2009. Those         with the latent form of the dis-                                                    “What’s most important is for
                                                                                                                    for adults in the 20–30 age
    To raise awareness of the         deaths occurred before treat-         ease before they become sick.                                                  adults to know their risk and stay
                                                                                                                    group, making the test relevant
risk TB still poses, state health     ment began or before it could be      It is also critical for patients with                                          as active as possible,” Abbott
                                                                                                                    for adults well below the age of
and local health officials across     completed, state health officials     active and latent TB to be sure                                                said. “Everybody knows cardiac
the state are observing World         said.                                 to take all medications as rec-                                                risk factors; people also should
                                                                                                                         “Falling prevention should
TB Day on March 24. Gov. Jay              TB is spread through the air      ommended by their health care                                                  be aware of their fall-risk factors
                                                                                                                    include all ages,” Abbott said.
Nixon signed a proclamation           from one person to another. The       provider.                                                                      and take steps to prevent falls.”
                                                                                                                    “It isn’t just a problem for older
designating that date as Tuber-       bacteria become airborne when              People with active TB may                                                      An abstract of Abbott’s re-
                                                                                                                    adults. Some participants were
culosis Awareness Day in Mis-         a person with active TB of the        not have obvious signs of ill-                                                 search has been published in
                                                                                                                    in awe of how well they did or
souri.                                lungs or throat coughs, sneezes,      ness. But they generally will ex-                                              the Journal of Neurologic Physi-
                                                                                                                    didn’t do.”
    “We want to change any lin-       speaks or sings. People nearby        perience a cough that lasts two                                                cal Therapy and the study was
                                                                                                                         Abbott’s test is a combina-
gering beliefs that tuberculosis      who breathe in the bacteria are       to three weeks and one or more                                                 presented at the American
                                                                                                                    tion of a health questionnaire
is only a disease of the past or      at risk of becoming infected.         of the following symptoms:                                                     Physical Therapy Association’s
                                                                                                                    and physical performance tests.
a problem only in other coun-             Health officials say it is un-         Unexplained weight loss                                                   Combine Sections meeting in
                                                                                                                    In the questionnaire, patients
tries, because it is here in Mis-     clear why some people exposed              Fatigue                                                                   February.
                                                                                                                    are surveyed on potential risk
souri,” said Margaret Donnelly,       to the TB bacteria become in-              Night sweats
director of the Missouri Depart-      fected and others do not. Some

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ment of Health and Senior Ser-        people will contract the disease,     symptoms should seek immedi-

                                                                            ate medical attention.
Services Are Available                                                           More information about TB
                                                                            can be found at www.dhss.
At Montgomery County                                                        mo.gov/Tuberculosis/.
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Health Department
     Montgomery County resi-          ment.
dents may receive home visits              WIC Program – Nutritional
by a Community Health Nurse           foods for pregnant and breast-
if they qualify and have a physi-     feeding women, babies, and
cian’s order. If the patient quali-   children up to 5 years old. Call
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                                                                                                                        Instead of being swept from      (107 degrees Fahrenheit) the

     The Benefits of Massage:                                                                                       the bloodstream, the disguised
                                                                                                                    particles circulate long enough
                                                                                                                    to accumulate in tumors.
                                                                                                                                                         cells begin to die as the proteins
                                                                                                                                                         whose proper functioning main-
                                                                                                                                                         tains them begin to unfold.
     Bodywork Goes Beyond Relaxation                                                                                    A growing tumor must devel-
                                                                                                                    op its own blood supply to pre-
                                                                                                                                                             In the nanocage-injected
                                                                                                                                                         mice, the skin surface tempera-
  By: Tami Leuhr,                                                             Massage                               vent its core from being starved     ture increased rapidly from 32
                                        doses (15 minute chair mas-
  Owner of Mind Body and Spirit                                               improves                              of oxygen and nutrients. But         degrees Celsius to 54 degrees
                                        sage or a half-hour table ses-
  in Washington, MO.                                                          range-of-                             tumor vessels are as aberrant        C (129 degrees F).
                                        sion). Maintenance massage is
      Although massage has                                                    motion,                               as tumor cells. They have ir-            In the buffer-injected mice,
                                        the key.
  been around for thousands of                                                decreases                             regular diameters and abnormal       however, the surface tempera-
                                            Massage offers a drug-free,
  years, it is just recently bein-                                            discomfort                            branching patterns, but most im-     ture remained below 37 degrees
                                        non-invasive humanistic ap-
  grecognized for its therapeutic                                             for    pa-                            portantly, they have thin, leaky     Celsius (98.6 degrees Fahren-
                                        proach based on the body’s
  value..Scientific proofs of the                                             tients with                           walls.                               heit).
                                        natural ability to heal itself. Re-
  benefits of massage include                                                 low back                                  The cells that line a tumor’s        To see what effect this heat-
                                        search-based benefits include
  treating chronic diseases and                                               pain     or                           blood vessel, normally packed        ing had on the tumors, the mice
                                        stimulation of the lymphatic sys-
  injuries to alleviating stress in                                           migraines,     By: Tami Leuhr,        so tightly they form a waterproof    were injected with a radioactive
                                        tem (the body’s natural defense
  our daily lives. Studies show                                               provides       (Photo by Alex         barrier, are disorganized and ir-    tracer incorporated in a mol-
                                        against toxic invaders) and also
  there are specific physiologi-                                              exercise       Brown)                 regularly shaped, and there are      ecule similar to glucose, the
                                        increases cell production that
  cal and psychological chang-                                                                                      gaps between them.                   main energy source in the body.
                                        fight cancers.
  es that occur after massage                                                 and stretching of atrophied               The nanocages infiltrate         Positron emission and comput-
                                            Massage therapy relaxes
  and it is actually covered by                                               muscles and reduces short-            through those gaps efficiently       erized tomography (PET and
                                        injured and overused muscles,
  many insurance companies                                                    ening of the muscles for              enough that they turn the sur-       CT) scans were used to record
                                        reduces spasms and cramp-
  as preventative healthcare.                                                 those with restricted range of        face of the normally pinkish tu-     the concentration of the glucose
                                        ing, increases joint flexibility,
      Stress experts estimate                                                 motion                                mor black.                           lookalike in body tissues; the
                                        and helps prepare the body for
  that 80 to 90 percent of dis-                                                   Prenatal massage assists          A trial run                          higher the glucose uptake, the
                                        strenuous workouts, reducing
  ease is stress-related. Mas-                                                with shorter labor, reduces               In Welch’s lab, mice bearing     greater the metabolic activity.
                                        subsequent muscle strain for
  sage and bodywork have                                                      medication, eases postpar-            tumors on both flanks were ran-          The tumors of nanocage-in-
  proven to lower blood pres-                                                 tum depression, and contrib-          domly divided into two groups.       jected mice were significantly
                                            Recent studies have proven
  sure, increase circulation,                                                 utes to shorter hospitaliza-          The mice in one group were           fainter on the PET scans than
                                        massage therapy releases en-
  accelerate healing, promote                                                 tion.                                 injected with the PEG-coated         those of buffer-injected mice,
                                        dorphins, the body’s natural
  sleep and increase concen-                                                      Massage is a perfect elixir       nanocages and those in the           indicating that many tumor cells
                                        painkiller and are beneficial in
  tration.                                                                    for good health. By integrat-         other with buffer solution. Sev-     were no longer functioning.
                                        patients with chronic illness, in-
      Researchers from the                                                    ing the mind, body and spirit         eral days later the right tumor of       Positron emission scans
                                        jury, and post-op pain, It also re-
  Touch Research Institute                                                    it can and will result in overall     each animal was exposed to a         made after photothermal treat-
                                        duces post-surgery adhesions
  (TRI) at the University of Mi-                                              peace and well being.                 diode laser for 10 minutes.          ment showed that the tumors
                                        and edema and can be used
  ami, found that massage ther-                                                                                         The team employed several        in buffer-injected mice were still
                                        to reduce and realign scar tis-
  apy can benefit even in small                                                                                     different noninvasive imaging        metabolically active (beige ar-
                                        sue after healing has occurred.
                                                                                                                    techniques to follow the effects     eas in left image) whereas those
                                                                                                                    of the therapy. (Welch is head of    in nanocage-injected mice were

Nanoparticles: A Golden Bullet for Cancer                                                                           the oncologic imaging research
                                                                                                                    program at the Siteman Cancer
                                                                                                                                                         not (gray areas in right image).
                                                                                                                                                         This specificity is what makes
                                                                              ruby-red stained glass by mix-        Center of Washington University      photothermal therapy so attrac-
By Diana Lutz                                “We saw significant changes
                                                                              ing gold chloride into molten         School of Medicine and Barnes-       tive as a cancer therapy.
    In a lecture he delivered in        in tumor metabolism and his-
                                                                              glass, a process that left tiny       Jewish Hospital and has worked           The tumors in the nanocage-
1906, the German physician              tology,” says Welch, “which
                                                                              gold particles suspended in the       on imaging agents and tech-          treated mice were later found to
Paul Ehrlich coined the term            is remarkable given that the
                                                                              glass, says Xia.                      niques for many years.)              have marked histological signs
Zauberkugel, or “magic bullet,”         work was exploratory, the laser
                                                                                  The resonance — and the               During irradiation, ther-        of cellular damage.
as shorthand for a highly tar-          ‘dose’ had not been maximized,
                                                                              color — can be tuned over a           mal images of the mice were          Active targeting
geted medical treatment.                and the tumors were ‘passively’
                                                                              wide range of wavelengths by          made with an infrared camera.            The scientists have just re-
    Magic bullets, also called sil-     rather than ‘actively’ targeted.”
                                                                              altering the thickness of the         As is true of other animals that     ceived a five-year, $2,129,873
ver bullets, because of the folk-       Why the nanocages get hot
                                                                              cages’ walls. For biomedical          automatically regulate their         grant from the National Cancer
loric belief that only silver bullets        The nanocages themselves
                                                                              applications, Xia’s lab tunes         body temperature, mouse cells        Institute to continue their work
can kill supernatural creatures,        are harmless. “Gold salts and
                                                                              the cages to 800 nanometers,          function optimally only if the       with photothermal therapy.
remain the goal of drug devel-          gold colloids have been used
                                                                              a wavelength that falls in a win-     mouse’s body temperature re-             Despite their results, Xia is
opment efforts today.                   to treat arthritis for more than
                                                                              dow of tissue transparency that       mains between 36.5 and 37.5          dissatisfied with passive target-
    A team of scientists at             100 years,” says Welch. “Peo-
                                                                              lies between 750 and 900 nano-        degrees Celsius (98 to 101 de-       ing. Although the tumors took
Washington University in St.            ple know what gold does in the
Louis is currently working on           body and it’s inert, so we hope       meters, in the near-infrared part     grees Fahrenheit). At tempera-         CONTINUED ON PAGE 11
a magic bullet for cancer, a            this is going to be a nontoxic ap-    of the spectrum.                      tures above 42 degrees Celsius
disease whose treatments are            proach.”                                  Light in this sweet spot can

                                                                                                                                       Dr. James P. Brent, DDS
notoriously indiscriminate and               Gold nanocages (right) are       penetrate as deep as several
nonspecific. But their bullets          hollow boxes made by precipi-         inches in the body (either from
are gold rather than silver. Lit-       tating gold on silver nanocubes       the skin or the interior of the
erally.                                 (left). The silver simultaneously     gastrointestinal tract or other or-                                  28487 State Hwy. W,
    The gold bullets are gold           erodes from within the cube,          gan systems).                                                   (NW Service Road &Hwy. W)
nanocages that, when inject-            entering solution through pores           The conversion of light to                                    Warrenton, MO 63383
ed, selectively accumulate in           that open in the clipped corners      heat arises from the same
tumors. When the tumors are             of the cube.                          physical effect as the color. The        Oral Health is Important for General Health. Our
later bathed in laser light, the             “The key to photothermal         resonance has two parts. At the          Mission is to Improve the Health of our Patients.
surrounding tissue is barely            therapy,“ says Xia, “is the cag-      resonant frequency, light is typi-
                                                                              cally both scattered off the cag-              •We utilize the latest technology to
warmed, but the nanocages               es’ ability to efficiently absorb
                                                                              es and absorbed by them.                           provide gentle dental care.
convert light to heat, killing the      light and convert it to heat. “
malignant cells.                             Suspensions of the gold              By controlling the cages’          •General & cosmetic dentistry for the entire family so
    In an article just published        nanocages, which are roughly          size, Xia’s lab tailors them to              that you can look as good as you feel!
in the journal Small, the team          the same size as a virus par-         achieve maximum absorption.
describes the successful pho-           ticle, are not always yellow, as      Passive targeting
tothermal treatment of tumors
in mice.
                                        one would expect, but instead
                                        can be any color in the rainbow.
                                                                                  “If we put bare nanopar-
                                                                              ticles into your body,” says Xia,                                             Call us at
    The team includes Younan
Xia, Ph.D., the James M. McK-
                                             They are colored by some-
                                        thing called a surface plas-
                                                                              “proteins would deposit on the
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                                                                              captured by the immune system
elvey Professor of Biomedi-
cal Engineering in the School
                                        mon resonance. Some of the
                                        electrons in the gold are not         and dragged out of the blood-
                                                                              stream into the liver or spleen.”
                                                                                                                          Invisible     One of our friendly
of Engineering and Applied
Science, Michael J. Welch,
                                        anchored to individual atoms
                                        but instead form a free-floating                                                   Braces        staff members will
Ph.D., professor of radiology           electron gas, Xia explains. Light         To prevent this, the lab coat-
                                                                                                                                        answer questions on
and developmental biology in            falling on these electrons can        ed the nanocages with a layer of          24 Months No     how we can keep
                                                                              PEG, a nontoxic chemical most
the School of Medicine, Jingyi          drive them to oscillate as one.                                               Interest! Payment
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                                                                                                                                                                               their top five.
                                                                                                                                                                                   Their selection of basic pasta
                                                                                                                                                                               offerings like the Spaghetti, Mo-

Imo’s Pizza
                                                                                                                                                                               staccioli, baked Lasagna and
                                                                                                                                                                               Cannelloni provides a delicate
                                                                                                                                                                               variation to the largely pizza par-
.........................................CONTINUED FROM FRONT                                                                                                                  lor experience. Imo’s Pizza in
                                                                                                                                                                               Troy is unique in offering an all
operation, ensuring continued        Imo’s brought them to Troy and                                                                                                            you can eat Lunch Buffet seven
success. Their daughter Cheryl       through the years they partici-                                                                                                           days a week. The menu items
Lotter is the General Manager        pated in the growth of this won-                                                                                                          offered on the buffet are pizza,
and daughter Angie Brown per-        derful city they call home. “We                                                                                                           homemade soup and salad that
forms dual duties as Front Line      have seen so many changes                                                                                                                 are freshly prepared by Angie.
Manager and Executive Chef.          since the time we came to Troy,”                                                                                                          Monday through Saturday, the
She is the one making their de-      added Mark.                                                                                                                               buffet is open from 11am to 2pm
licious homemade soups and               This dynamic couple has                                                                                                               and on Sundays the buffet runs
salads. Their daughter Jenni-        a strong commitment to their                                                                                                              noon- 4. All you can eat Dinner
fer Cross, and granddaughters                                               some of almost everything. You            shrimp basket and chicken strip
                                     community, as is exemplified                                                                                                              Buffet is on Tuesdays from 4pm-
Sabrina and Miranda are also                                                are bound to find something to            basket as the Lincoln County
                                     by their dedication of time, en-                                                                                                          8pm. Tuesday night is also fam-
involved in this family owned                                               whet your appetite. The orders            Favorites in their menu. A va-
                                     ergy, and resources for various                                                                                                           ily night from 5pm to 8pm. The
business and work part time at                                              come in all sizes, from small to          riety of hearty sandwiches like
                                     causes for this city. For her self-                                                                                                       place is packed that night with
the restaurant.                                                             family to large enough to feed a          the roast beef and cheese, tur-
                                     less efforts in betterment of the                                                                                                         families enjoying live entertain-
     Imo’s Pizza has a storied                                              party.                                    key and cheese, buffalo chick-
                                     community, Phyllis was recently                                                                                                           ment by a magician performing
past. Imo’s was started in 1964                                                They aptly named the fettuc-           en, Imo’s extra special and their
                                     named Woman of the Year by                                                                                                                magic and making attractive
by Ed & Marge Imo in their ga-                                              cine alfredo, pasta con broccoli,         very own Salsiccia round out
                                     the Troy Chamber of Com-
rage on the Hill in St. Louis. The   merce. She is a member and is
square story on delivery is, Imo’s   currently President of the Pro-                                                                                           Troy, MO. is home to me.
could have been one of the first     fessional Business Women of                                                                                               It is where I have lived since 1993. It is
pizza parlors in the country to      Troy. She is also on the Board                                                                                            where my wife, Marge, and I have raised
deliver pizza to your home. In       of the Salvation Army, Lincoln          Gary Cockrum                                                                      our three sons. It is where we chose to
fact, pick-up and delivery were      County Extension. She volun-
the only services offered when       teers at P.A.L.S., Toys for Tots        For Alderman                                                                      start our family business, The Mercantile
                                                                                                                                                               Outlet. And, it is here, where I have
Ed and Marge Imo opened their        and Adopt A Family. Mark is on
first parlor at Thurman and Shaw
                                                                                Ward 3                                                                         chosen to serve as an elected official to
                                     the Board of Directors of the                                                                                             help Troy become a better place to live for
in South St. Louis in 1964. As to    Troy Chamber of Commerce                  Troy, MO.                                                                       you, and me.
cutting their pizza into squares,    and was its past President. He
legend has it that came about        is a member and past President                                                                               I have made the decision to seek the
because Ed used to lay tile for a                                               Immediately balance                                               position of Alderman because I genuinely
                                     of Troy Rotary Club as well. He
living and he was always cutting                                                the budget: This is not                               care about this community and its future. I also know
                                     is on the Board of Directors for                                       “It would be apathetic to
tiles into squares. So naturally,                                               an option                                             the things we need to change in order to make Troy a
                                     the Troy Area Convention and                                           just hunker down and "go
he cut his pizza into squares        Visitors Bureau, and a past                Set higher standards        with the flow." Nah, only vibrant, beautiful, productive, and peaceful place for
too. Imo’s celebrated their 45th     member of the Troy Economic                for our roadways and          dead fish go with the   all of us.
year in business in 2009. There      Development Committee.                     sewer systems: We               flow”-Sarah Palin
                                                                                                                                    Listen, we must prioritize and make the tough, neces-
are over 90 stores in Missouri,          Mark is currently running for          must have oversight         sary changes now in order to lead Troy into a positive and sustainable future.
Illinois and Kansas. Each store      the Mayor of Troy. This accom-
is independently owned and op-                                                  Secure the Troy Park-       We cannot afford to continue on with the status quo. The difference, it seems,
                                     plished businessman and vet-
erated.                                                                         way Project: Revenues       will be in who is going to get the job done. My opponents say that they under-
                                     eran community leader is bring-
     Mark and Phyllis met while                                                 strengthen our City         stand the issues and challenges that face our city. Yet they have not, and do
                                     ing his sizable experience and
both were working for a food         great fortitude to support the             I do not support any        not, regularly attend our City meetings. I am informed because I am there, at
broker. They married and have        growth of Troy. If he becomes              tax increases: The          those meetings, when the real issues are being discussed.
four children and ten grandchil-     Mayor, he sees big changes to              burden on the taxpayer I want to help Troy become unique among the other Lincoln County communi-
dren. After many years of work-      move Troy in a new direction.              is great enough
                                                                                                       ties. That doesn’t include paving over every square inch, but rather being smart
ing for other people, Mark and       “The election is on April 6 and
                                                                                Maintain a 10,000      about accommodating growth and securing retail and industrial prospects, while
Phyllis decided to find some-        I want to encourage all citizens
                                                                                square foot minimum    keeping the small town feel that our residents enjoy.
thing they could do together.        of Troy to come out and vote,”
Before purchasing Imo’s Pizza,                                                  on all residential          I would really like to talk with you and discuss, in more detail, my vision and
                                     stated Mark.
they lived in St. Charles. “Phyl-                                               property: Let’s not         plans for Troy. I hope to see you as I attempt to reach as many folks as I can.
                                         Imo’s offers a variety of foods
lis wanted to live eight miles                                                  repeat the mistakes of
                                     on their menu along with their                                         Please, do not hesitate to contact me with any questions you may have.
                                                                                St. Charles County
outside of Hawk Point.” Mark         well known pizza. From mouth-
chuckled. “Phyllis now lives in      watering appetizers like the moz-          I have no conflicts of
the Big city of Troy.” Mark was      zarella sticks, toasted ravioli, ja-       interest: Integrity and
raised in St. Louis and Phyllis in                                                                          “Sometimes, its not so much about what we will do, but what
                                     lapeno poppers, chicken wings              ethics are standards I
Creve Coeur. Their purchase of       to the assortment tub- that has            won’t compromise            we won’t do at the expense of our City” - Gary Cockrum

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     Gerald F. Smith                           Esther Louise                   Schley of Texas, Tara, and Am-        of Kansas Hospital in care of                  Kenneth Steve
                                                                               ber Wiese of Hazelwood, and           Kemper-Marsh-Millard Family
     Gerald F. Smith of Warren-                   Fischer                      Jim and Jessica Bray of New-          Funeral Chapel; 41 Farm Lane,                     Owens
ton, MO passed away on Mon-                   Esther Louise Fischer, 85,
day, March 22, 2010 at the age                                                 ark, New Jersey, three great-         Hawk Point, MO 63349. Online
                                          of Wentzville, MO passed away                                                                                         Kenneth Steve Owens, 52,
of 70. He was born on August                                                   great grandchildren; Kassidy &        condolences may be made at
                                          Friday, March 19, 2010. She                                                                                       of Foristell, Mo, died on March
28, 1939 to parents, Frank Smith                                               Taylor Schley, and Joe Mocca,         www.millardfamilychapels.com.
                                          was born on August 18, 1924                                                                                       23, 2010. He was born on April
and Lela Sweatman Smith.                                                       she is also survived by many
                                          to Lois H. Strack and Alma M.                                                                                     13, 1957 in St. Louis, MO, to
     Gerald was a retired bus             Strack nee Bockhorst.
                                                                               other relatives and friends.           Marie A. Schneider                    Kenneth and Theresa (nee
driver. He also enjoyed fishing.                                                  Mildred is preceded in death            Marie A. Schneider of
                                              She worked as a machine                                                                                       Gottsponer) Owens. He was a
     Surviving Gerald in death are                                             by her parents, and two broth-        Warrenton, MO passed away
                                          operator at Acme Garmet Co,                                                                                       member of the Catholic faith.
son Robert Smith of Wright City,                                               ers; Lowell “Poodle” Harrell, and     on Monday, March 22, 2010 at
                                          where she later retired. She                                                                                      He was a devoted husband and
daughter Laura Ingham of Troy,                                                 Jack Harrell.                         the age of 86. She was born on
                                          was a member of Immanuel Lu-                                                                                      father. He served in the United
MO, Gary Smith of Oregon, and                                                     Services are private. In-          March 7, 1924 to parents Henry
                                          theran Church where she was                                                                                       States Navy 1975-1977. He
4 grandchildren.                                                               terment to be held Tuesday,           Vehige and Cecelia Vehige nee
                                          active in the Ladies Aid. Esther                                                                                  worked for Francis Howell for
     Preceding him in death are                                                March 23, 2010, 1:00 p.m. at          Burkemper.
                                          and William Fischer were mar-                                                                                     many years and Home Depot
parents Frank and Lela Smith.                                                  Thornhill Cemetery, Troy, MO.              She was a homemaker. She
                                          ried in October, 1946.                                                                                            for nine years.
     Visitation will be held on                                                The Rev. Darrell Alley to offici-     was also a member of Holy
                                              Surviving Esther in death                                                                                         He would help anyone who
Friday, March 26, 2010 from                                                    ate. Arrangements have been           Rosary Catholic Church, and a
                                          are two sons: William “Bill”                                                                                      needed it. He loved traveling
10:00am-12:00 noon at Pitman                                                   entrusted to the care of McCoy-       member of St. Ann’s Sodality.
                                          (Debbie) Fischer of Wentzville,                                                                                   and fishing, being outdoors on
Funeral Home Inc. in Wentz-                                                    Blossom Funeral Home & Cre-                Surviving Marie in death are
                                          MO and Gary (Mary) Fischer of                                                                                     the water, riding his Harley, and
ville, MO. Funeral services will                                               mation Center, 1304 Boone St.,        12 daughters: Carol (Frank)
                                          Moscow Mills, daughter, Linda                                                                                     most of all spending time with
be held Friday, March 26, 2010                                                 Troy, MO, 63379, and .                Ebbsmeyer         of    Warrenton,
                                          (Rick) Muth of Chesapeake, VA,                                                                                    his grandchildren. He was mar-
at 12:00 noon, following the visi-                                                Memorials may be made to           MO, Jane (Rich) Eggering of
                                          nine grandchildren, and 8 great                                                                                   ried for 33 years.
tation, at Pitman Funeral Home                                                 The Hospice of Good Samari-           Hawk Point, MO, Cathy (Andy)
                                          grandchildren.                                                                                                        He is survived by his wife,
Inc in Wentzville. Burial will                                                 tan c/o McCoy-Blossom Funeral         Scheiner of Wildwood, MO,
                                              Preceding her in death are                                                                                    Virginia Owens of Forsitell, MO;
take place at National Barracks                                                Home, Troy. Friends and family        Betty Lautaret of Reed Springs,
                                          husband William Fischer, par-                                                                                     his mother, Theresa Owens of
Cemetery in Jefferson Barracks,                                                are invited to visit our website at   MO, and Janet (Jim) Spence
                                          ents Louis and Alma Strack,                                                                                       St. Peters, MO; one son, Wes-
MO.                                                                            www.mccoyblossomfh.com.               of St. Charles, MO, Eunice
                                          and brother Leroy Strack.                                                                                         ley K. Owens of Chillicothe,
     Memorials may be made to                                                                                        (Wayne) Schnarre of Lake St.
Donor’s Choice in care of Pit-
                                              Visitation was held on Mon-      Elizabeth Catherine                   Louis, MO, Sandy (Quentin)
                                                                                                                                                            MO; two daughters, Melissa T.
                                          day, March 22, 2010 from 4:00-                                                                                    and husband Dick Johnson of
man Funeral Home, P.O.Box                 8:00 pm at Pitman Funeral             “Betty” K. Shaw                      Griesenauer of St. Charles, MO,
                                                                                                                                                            Warrenton, MO; and Stephanie
248, Wentzville, MO.                      Home in Wentzville. Funeral              Elizabeth Catherine “Betty        Chris Stahlschmidt of Jones-
                                                                               K.” Shaw, 56, of Windsor, Mis-                                               M. Owens of Wright City, MO;
                                          services were held on Tuesday,                                             burg, MO, Grace (Doug) Maher
                                                                               souri passed away on Wednes-                                                 three brothers, Larry and wife
                                          March 23, 2010 at Immanuel Lu-                                             of Double Oak, TX, Mary (Rick)
                                                                               day, March 17, 2010 at Kansas                                                Cindy Owens of Wentzville, MO;
 Frederick “Freddie”                      theran Church, Wentzville, MO.
                                                                               University Medical Center. She
                                                                                                                     Steiner of St. Charles, MO, Ann
                                                                                                                                                            Charlie and wife Kelly Owens
                                                                                                                     Schneider-Grass of Lake St.
       Turner                             Rev. Jason Auringer officiated.
                                                                               was born on May 19, 1953 in           Louis, MO, and Barb (Kenny)
                                                                                                                                                            of Labadie, MO; Bob Owens of
    Frederick “Freddie” Turner,           Burial took place at Jonesburg                                                                                    St. Joseph, MO; grandchildren,
                                          Cemetery.                            Troy, Missouri, a daughter of         Keene of Warrenton, MO, five
69, of Wentzville, MO passed                                                   the late Orestes and Catherine                                               Marcus, Cody, and Dominic
                                              Memorials may be made                                                  sons: Marty (Barb) Schneider
away on Wednesday, March                                                       Schlote. She was united in mar-                                              Johnson, Valerie Bruner, and
                                          to Lutheran Braille Workers or                                             of Warrenton, MO, Ted (Lau-
18, 12010. He was born on                                                      riage to Clayton Shaw, on Sep-                                               Michael Blakely.
                                          Parkinson Foundation in care of                                            ra) Schneider of Warrenton,
March 27, 1940 to parents Otha                                                 tember 9, 1972 at St. Alphonsus                                                  He was preceded in death
                                          Pitman Funeral Home, P.O.Box                                               MO, Barry (Anita) Schneider
Turner and Zerah Pratt Turner.                                                 Catholic Church in Millwood,                                                 by his father, Kenneth Owens.
                                          248, Wentzville, MO 63385.                                                 of Olathe, KS, and Greg (Deb-
    Frederick worked as a line                                                 Missouri. To this union four chil-                                               Funeral services will be
                                                                                                                     bie) Schneider of Warrenton,
worker at General Motors.                                                      dren were born.                                                              held on Saturday, March 27 at
                                                                                                                     MO, two brothers: Jim Vehige
                                                                                                                                                            11 a.m. at St. Patrick Catholic
    Surving Frederick in death                Mildred G. Bray                      Betty graduated from Silex        of Wright City, MO and Clem
                                                                                                                                                            Church in Wentzville. Visitation
are wife Melba Turner of Wen-                 Mrs. Mildred G. Bray, 91, of     High School. She worked for           Vehige of Foristell, MO, two
tzville, MO, one son, Dewayne                                                  Prudential Savings and Loans                                                 will be held on Friday from 2 to
                                          Mount Vernon, Illinois passed                                              sisters: Helen Halter of Wentz-
Turner of Brandon, FL, three                                                   and Missouri Bank in Warren-                                                 8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home
                                          away, Thursday, March 18,                                                  ville, MO and Lorraine (Bobbi)
daughters: Kimberly Edlen of                                                   ton, but primarily a homemaker                                               in Wentzville. Msgr. Patrick
                                          2010, at her daughter’s resi-                                              Routon of South Bend, IN, 61
Greenwood, IN, Michelle Kan-                                                   and farm wife. She was a mem-                                                O’Laughlen will officiate. Burial
                                          dence. She was born, March 14,                                             grandchildren, 48 great-grand-
nady of Wentzville, MO, and                                                    ber of the Hawk Point Baptist                                                will be in Eternal Peace Cem-
                                          1919, the daughter of Ira Harrell                                          children, and three great-great-
Connie Austin of Wright City,                                                  Church. She enjoyed cooking,                                                 etery in Wentzville.
                                          and Edith (Thornhill) Harrell, in                                          grandchildren.
MO, one brother, James Turner                                                  gardening, antiquing, fishing,                                                   Memorials are suggested to
                                          Lincoln County, Missouri.                                                       Preceding her in death are
of Indiannapolis, IN, two sisters:                                             making apple butter and driving                                              American Diabetes Foundation
                                              After attending the local                                              spouse Maurice Schneider,
Alice Reagle of Alton, MO and                                                  tractors on the farm. She loved                                              in care of Pitman Funeral Home,
                                          schools, she later met and mar-                                            mother Cecelia Vehige, father
Mary Aughenbaugh of Indiana,                                                   to spend time with her family                                                P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO.
                                          ried the love of her life, Charles                                         Henry Vehige, three brothers:
and 10 grandchildren.                                                          and her grandchildren were her                                               Share your condolences and
                                          Bray on September 18, 1937, in                                             Leander Vehige, Alphonse Ve-
    Preceding him in death are                                                 pride and joy. Betty was person                                              memories at www.pitmanfuner-
                                          Lincoln County. Together they                                              hige, and Al Vehige, three son-
parents, Otha and Zerah Turn-                                                  who had a big heart and will be                                              alhome.com.
                                          had two wonderful children, one                                            in-laws Victor “Skip” Grass, Neil
er.                                       son, Wayne, and a daughter,          deeply missed by family and           Stahlschmidt, and Gary Lau-
    Visitation was held Tuesday,          Mary Ann. Mildred’s family was       friends.                              taret, and granddaughter Lynn
                                                                                                                                                              Ethel A. Caldwell
March 23, 2010 from 10:00am-                                                       She is survived by her lov-                                                 Ethel A. Caldwell, age 89,
                                          of the utmost importance to her.                                           Marie Stahlschmidt.
12:00 noon at Pitman Funeral                                                   ing husband: Clayton Shaw of                                                 O’Fallon, died on March 21,
                                          She and her husband lovingly                                                    Visitation will be held Friday,
Home Inc. in Wentzville, MO.                                                   Windsor, Missouri; two sons:                                                 2010 at Delmar Gardens in
                                          raised their two grandchildren,                                            March 26, 2010 from 12:00-
Funeral services were held                                                     Michael Shaw and wife Carla                                                  O’Fallon, MO. She was born on
                                          Joyce and Tom.                                                             8:00pm at Pitman Funeral Home
March, 23, 2010 at 12:00 noon                                                  of Windsor, Missouri and Brian                                               July 8, 1920 in St. Louis County,
                                              Mildred is survived by her be-                                         in Wentzville, MO. Funeral Ser-
at Pitman Funeral Home Inc. A                                                  Shaw of Sedalia, Missouri; two                                               MO, to Louis and Dora Kamp
                                          loved husband of over 72 years,                                            vices will be held on Saturday,
private burial followed.                                                       daughters: Jennifer Schneider                                                Niehaus. She was a retired
                                          Charles Bray of Mount Vernon,                                              March 27, 2010 at 10:00 am at
    In lieu of flowers, memori-                                                and husband Jeff of Warrenton,                                               nurse from St. Johns Hospital
                                          IL. She is further survived by                                             Holy Rosary Catholic Church,
als are preferred to American                                                  Missouri and Jessica Claborn                                                 and Sisters of the Most Precious
                                          her son, Wayne (Jenny) Bray                                                Warrenton, MO. Fr. Bill Thess
Cancer Society, St. Charles                                                    and husband Shannon of Cot-                                                  Blood, O’Fallon. She was a for-
                                          of Flordia, and her daughter,                                              will officiate. Burial will take
Humane Society or St. John’s                                                   tonwood, Minnesota; four broth-                                              mer member of Salem Lutheran
                                          Mary Ann (Roy) Payne of Mount                                              place at Holy Rosary Cemetery,
Mercy Hospice in care of Pit-                                                  ers, eight sisters, five grandchil-                                          Church in Black Jack.
                                          Vernon, IL two grandchildren;                                              Warrenton, MO.
man Funeral Home, P.O.Box                                                      dren: Ebanie, Mitchel, Bailey,                                                  She is survived by one son,
                                          Joyce (Ralph) Wiese of Hazel-                                                   Memorials may be made to
248, Wentzville, MO.                                                           Ava, McKenna and many niec-                                                  Norman and wife Karen Pei-
                                          wood, MO, Tom (Lisa) Bray of                                               Holy Rosary School or Masses
                                                                               es, nephews and friends. She                                                 mann of O’Fallon, MO; one
                                          Newark, New Jersey; five great-                                            in care of Pitman Funeral Home,
                                                                               was preceded in death by her                                                 daughter, Linda and husband
                                          grandchildren: Saleena (Lance)                                             P.O. Box 126 Warrenton, MO
                                                                               parents and two brothers.                                                    Raymond Bastean of St. Pe-
                                                                                   Friends     were      received
                                                                               from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on
                                                                               Saturday, March 20, 2010 at              TROY MARBLE & GRANITE CO., INC
                                                                               Kemper-Marsh-Millard         Fam-
                                                                               ily Funeral Home / Hawk Point
                                                                               Chapel. Funeral services were                     Family Owned Since 1904
                                                                               held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday,              Monuments - Markers - Custom Designs - Lettering - Vases
                                                                               March 21, 2010 at Hawk Point
                                                                               Baptist Church. Pastor James                           Hours:
                                         FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CENTER       Huffman officiated.                      Monday - Friday. 8:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                              (877) 528-8823
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ters, MO; one sister, Mildred        ville Parkway, Wentzville, MO.         Christ, Moscow Mills, Mo. c/o        she was employed as a cutter        son; several other relatives and
Offerman of St. Louis, MO; nine      Funeral services are being held        the funeral home.                    at the Wells Lamont Glove Fac-      friends.
grandchildren; and seven great-      Friday, March 26, 2010 at St.             The visitation to be held         tory in Elsberry; and worked as         Memorials may be made to
grandchildren.                       Joseph Catholic Church, Jo-            from 2 to 7 p.m. Monday, March       a seamstress in the garment         the American Lung Association
     She was preceded in death       sephville, MO. Burial took place       22,2010 at the McCoy-Blossom         industry in Elsberry, Clarksville   or the Susan G. Komen Foun-
by her parents, Louis and Dora       at St. Joseph Cemetery in Jo-          Funeral Home, Troy, Mo.              and Troy over the years. Mrs.       dation in care of Carter-Ricks
Niehaus;      husband,      Aldred   sephville, MO.                            Friends and family may sign       Hausgen was a former member         Funeral Homes, 107 South Fifth
Caldwell; husband, Elmer Pei-             Memorials may be made             the on-line guest register at        of the Rebekah Lodge No. 415,       Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. On-
mann; brother, Raymond Nie-          to the Juvenile Diabetes As-           www.mccoyblossomfh.com               I.O.O.F. in Elsberry. She was       line condolences may be made
haus; three sisters, Dorothy         sociation, Parkinson Diseaase                                               a member of the Elsberry AR         at www.carterricksfuneralhome.
Aggert; Lorene Niehaus; and          Foundation, St. Joseph Building                                             Presbyterian Church.                com.
Louise Sutton; and one step          Fund and Masses in care of Pit-           Mary “Mimi” Ann                       She was preceded in death
great-grandchild.                    man Funeral Home, 1545 Wen-                  Ferguson                       by her parents: Ben and Alice                Arthur Joseph
     Funeral services will be held   tzville Parkway, Wentzville, MO            Mary “Mimi” Ann Ferguson         Fakes; her beloved husband
on Friday, March 26 at 10 a.m.       63385.                                 of Defiance, MO passed away          of 61 years, Richard Hausgen
at Chapel of the Cross Lutheran                                             on Tuesday, March23, 2010 at         who passed away December 8,             Funeral services for Arthur
Church in St. Peters. Visitation           Melvin Harrell                   the age of 70. She was born on       2001; one son: Richard Wayne        Joseph Bradley of Elsberry, MO,
was held on Thursday from 4 to            Mr. Melvin Harrell, 82, of        November 27, 1939 to Gustav          Hausgen, who passed away in         will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday,
8 p.m. at Pitman Funeral Home        Moscow Mills, Mo. passed away          “Pete” Sahm and Clara “Clem”         January 1945; one great-grand-      March 26, 2010 at Carter-Ricks
in Wentzville. Burial was in Sa-     at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St.         Sahm nee Schoenberg.                 son, Jeremiah Lee Hagemeier,        Funeral Home in Elsberry, MO.
lem Lutheran Cemetery in Flo-        Louis,Mo. on March 18, 2010.               Mary was a chemistry lab         who died on October 3, 1996;        Rev. Richard Pillers, pastor of
rissant, MO.                         He was born on March 21, 1927,         technician. She was a member         one daughter-in-law, Brenda         Elsberry Assembly of God, will
     Memorials are suggested to      a son of Dean and Ida J. (Cap-         of Immaculate Heart of Mary          Ray Hausgen, on August 26,          officiate with burial in Resurrec-
Chapel of the Cross Building         pel) Harrell.                          Catholic Church, New Melle,          1998; two brothers and their        tion Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.
Fund in care of Pitman Funeral            Following his schooling, Mel-     MO.                                  wives: Edward Max and Carol             Mr. Bradley, 61, passed away
Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentz-           vin became a life long farmer              Surviving her in death are       Fakes, and Chester and Mildred      late Tuesday evening, March
ville, MO.                           in Lincoln County. On Jan.             husband Larry Ferguson of De-        Fakes; and one sister-in law,       23, 2010 at Barnes Jewish Hos-
                                     11,1947, he was united in mar-         fiance, MO, five daughters: Bar-     Charlene Fakes.                     pital in St. Peters, MO. Born
              Paul A.                riage with Wilhelmina Nau at           bara (Russ) Engel of Overland            Survivors include one son,      April 20, 1948 in St. Louis, MO,
            Rothermich               the Friedens United Church of          Park, KS, Jean (Chris) Kavana-       Donnie Hausgen and his wife,        he was the son of Arthur Clyde
                                     Christ, Moscow Mills,Mo. To this       ugh of Chesterfield, MO, Lisa        Joyce of Quitman, LA; one           and Gertrude Dorothy Marshall
                                     union were born: four daugh-           (Doug) Eitel of Ellisville, MO,      daughter, Linda Hagemeier and       Bradley. He was a graduate of
     Paul A. Rothermich of Wen-
                                     ters: Karen, Connie, Terry, and        Sallie (Chip) Bauer of Wildwood,     her husband, Lynn, of Elsberry;     St. Francis High School in St.
tzville, MO passed away Mon-
                                     Tracie. Melvin’s greatest joy          MO, and Amy (Ken) Sellenriek         seven grandchildren and four-       Louis, MO. He served his coun-
day, March 22, 2010 at the age
                                     was the time spent with his fam-       of O’Fallon, MO, son Michael         teen great-grandchildren. She       try during the Vietnam War in the
of 76. He was born on May 12,
                                     ily. He followed the activities of     (Lisa) Ferguson of Ballwin, MO,      also leaves one brother, Ken-       United States Navy from April
1933 to parents Frank Rother-
                                     his grandchildren with much            brother pete (Janet) Sahm of St.     neth Fakes, of Ashland, MO;         21, 1969 until being honorably
mich and Hattie Rothermich nee
                                     interest and was proud of their        Peters, MO, two sisters: Emmy        several nieces, nephews, other      discharged on April 20, 1971.
                                     accomplishments in life. In past       (Jerry) Crabdree of O’Fallon,        relatives and friends.              He worked for many years as a
     Paul served in the United
                                     years, he coached the Moscow           MO and Jane (Dave) Dietrich              Visitation was held from 4:00   plumbing and electrical contrac-
States Army from 1953-1955.
                                     Mills Sr. Girls Fast Pitch Soft Ball   of Springfield, MO, 14 grand-        - 8:00 p.m. Sunday, March 14,       tor with his own company, Art
He was the owner of Rother-
                                     team. Melvin always enjoyed            children, and 3 great-grandchil-     2010 at Carter-Ricks Funeral        Bradley Plumbing. He most re-
mich Construction and Realty.
                                     having morning coffee with the         dren.                                Home in Elsberry.                   cently worked for O’Reilly Auto
He was a member of St. Joseph
                                     group at Chubby’s Restaurant in            Preceding her in death are fa-       Memorials may be made to        Parts in Troy, MO.
Catholic Church in Josephville,
                                     Moscow Mills.                          ther Gustav Sahm, mother Clara       the Gideons or to Community             He was preceded in death
MO. He was also a member of
                                          Surviving are: his beloved        Sahm, brother Tony Sahm, and         Loving Care Hospice in care of      by his mother, Dorothy Bradley
Wentzville American Legion
                                     wife of 63 years: Wilhelmina           sister, Sara Gerst.                  Carter-Ricks Funeral Homes,         and one infant son, John Arthur
Post #323.
                                     (Willard) Harrell of Moscow                Visitation was held Thurs-       107 South Fifth Street; Elsberry,   Bradley.
     Surviving Paul in death are
                                     Mills,Mo.;      four    daughters:     day, March 25, 2010 from 3:00-       MO 63343. Online condolences            Survivors include his father,
spouse, Alene Rothermich of
                                     Karen Brown of Troy, Connie            8:00pm at Immaculate Heart           may be made at www.carter-          Arthur C. Bradley of St. Louis,
Wentzville, MO, son Rusty J.
                                     (Dale) Davis of Moscow Mills,          of Mary Catholic Church, New         ricksfuneralhome.com.               MO; one son, David Bradley
(Tammy) Rothermich of Wen-
                                     Terry (Roger) Carriker of Troy,        Melle, MO. Funeral services will                                         and his wife, Sara, of Maple-
tzville, /19/MO, daughter Julie
A. (Mark) Fortner of Moscow
                                     and Tracie Harrell-Webb of St.         be held on Friday, March 26,                    Charles                  wood, MO; one daughter, Kar-
                                     Peters,Mo.; four grandchildren:        2010 at 10:00 am at Immaculate
Mills, MO, two sister-in-laws:
                                     Chris (Jenn) Hart, Alex (Angie)        Heart of Mary Catholic Church,
                                                                                                                         Theodore Mehs               en Gibson and her husband,
Margie Rothermich and Lucille                                                                                                                        Dave, of Ballwin, MO; and three
                                     Davis, Ben (Jen) Davis, and            New Melle, MO. Burial will take                                          grandchildren: Jacob Gibson,
Rothermich, six sisters: Sally                                                                                       Graveside      services   for
                                     Abbie Harrell-Webb.; two great         place at Immaculate Heart of                                             Madeline Gibson and Abigail
Illy of St. Peters, MO, Helen Orf                                                                                Charles Theodore Mehs of Win-
                                     grandchildren: Elizabeth Davis         Mary, New Melle, MO.                                                     Bradley. He also leaves two
of Wentzville, MO, Lucille Bean                                                                                  field, MO, will be held at 2:00
                                     and Olivia Davis.; two sisters-            Memorials may be made                                                brothers: Don Bradley and his
of Wentzville, MO, Agnes Peine                                                                                   p.m. Friday, March 26, 2010 at
                                     in-law: Carolyn Shramek and            to American Cancer Society                                               wife, Birdie, of St. Louis and
fo Wentzville, MO, Doris Eisen-                                                                                  Star Hope Cemetery in Elsberry,
                                     Mae Harrell; one brother-in-law:       or BJC Hospice, C/o Pitman                                               Ronald Bradley and his wife,
bath of Wentzville, MO, and                                                                                      MO. Rev. Jon Thompson, pas-
                                     Charles E. Martin, D.V.M.; many        Funeral Home, P.O. Box 248,                                              Pam, of Elsberry; his special
Kathy Feldewerth of Troy, MO,                                                                                    tor of St. Luke’s United Method-
                                     other relatives and friends.           Wentzville, MO 63385. Share                                              friend, Rose Cope of Troy, MO,
and six grandchildren.                                                                                           ist Church, will officiate.
                                          He was preceded in death by       your condolences and memo-                                               several nieces, nephews, other
     Preceding him in death                                                                                          Mr. Mehs, 77, passed away
                                     his parents and three brothers:        ries at www.pitmanfuneralhome.                                           relatives and friends.
are mother and father, Hat-                                                                                      early Tuesday morning, March
                                     Shelby Harrell, Harry Harrell          com.                                                                         Visitation will be held from
tie and Frank Rothermich, and                                                                                    23, 2010 at St. Joseph’s Hospi-
                                     and Sidney Harrell.                                                                                             4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Thursday,
two brothers: Charles “Chuck”                                                                                    tal West in Lake St. Louis, MO .
Rothermich and Gene Rother-
                                          Funeral services Monday,          Jessie Lois Hausgen                  Born May 22, 1932 in Foley, MO,     March 25, 2010 at Carter-Ricks
                                     March 22, 2010 at 7p.m. at the             Funeral services for Jessie                                          Funeral Home in Elsberry.
mich.                                                                                                            he was the son of Theodore and
                                     McCoy-Blossom Funeral Home,            Lois Hausgen of Elsberry, MO                                                 Memorials may be made
     Visitation was held on Thurs-                                                                               Maxine Sitton Mehs. He served
                                     Troy.                                  were held at 2:00 p.m. Monday,                                           to the Family of Arthur Joseph
day, March 25, 2010 from 2:00                                                                                    his country during the Korean
                                          Memorials may be made to          March 15, 2010 at the Elsberry                                           Bradley in care of Carter-Ricks
pm - 8:00 pm. at Pitman Fu-                                                                                      Conflict in the United States
                                     the Friedens United Church of          AR Presbyterian Church. Rev.                                             Funeral Homes, 107 South Fifth
neral Home Inc., 1545 Wentz-                                                                                     Army from April 6, 1953 until
                                                                            Conrad Cheatham, church pas-                                             Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. On-
                                                                            tor, and her grandson, Pastor        being honorably discharged on
                                                                                                                 April 5, 1956. He was united in     line condolences may be made
                                                                            Kris Hagemeier, officiated with                                          at www.carterricksfuneralhome.
                                                                            burial in Star Hope Cemetery         marriage on December 29, 1978
                                                                                                                 in Old Monroe, MO to Mary Ann       com.
                  Warrenton / Marthasville                                  near Elsberry.
                                                                                                                 Rottger. This union was blessed
                                                                                Mrs. Hausgen, 90, passed
                                                                                                                 with one daughter, Jennifer. He              George Robert
  Family Owned
  & Operated        636-456-3316                     Tradition
                                                                            away early Friday morning,
                                                                            March 12, 2010 at the Elsberry       worked as a diesel mechanic for                  Reed
                                                                            Health Care Center. Born Au-         many years and as a bus me-
                                                                                                                 chanic for Winfield Schools until       Funeral services for George
                                                                            gust 4, 1919 in Hanston, KS,
                                                                                                                 retiring in 1994.                   Robert Reed of Troy, MO, for-
                                                                            she was the daughter of Ben
                                                                                                                     He was preceded in death        merly of Winfield, MO were held
                                                                            Chester and Alice Jeanette
                                                                                                                 by his parents, Theodore and        at 1:00 p.m. Friday, March 19,
                                                                            Meade Fakes. She was united
                                                                                                                 Maxine Mehs and one brother,        2010 at Carter-Ricks Funeral
                                                                            in marriage on September 28,
                                                                                                                 Lawrence Mehs.                      Home in Elsberry, MO. Rev.
                                                                            1940 in Elsberry to Richard
                                                                                                                     Survivors include his be-       Richard Pillers, pastor of Els-
                                                                            Wallace Hausgen. This union
                                                                                                                 loved wife of 31 years, Mary Ann    berry Assembly of God Church,
                                                                            was blessed with three children:
                                                                                                                 Mehs of Winfield; one daughter      will officiate with burial in Star
                                                                            Donnie, Richard Wayne and
                                                                                                                 Jennifer Thompson and her hus-      Hope Cemetery in Elsberry.
  Aftercare Specialist, Advanced Funeral Planning,                          Linda. She was self-employed
                                                                                                                 band, Bryan, of Troy, MO; one           Mr. Reed, 80, passed away
             Cremation Service Options                                      for several years as an Avon
                                                                                                                 step-grandson, Bryce Thomp-         early Friday morning, March 12,
                                                                            salesperson. In her early years,
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2010 at his home in Troy. Born       an ordained deacon of Over-          Keithley, of Montgomery City,
February 22, 1930 in Elsberry,
he was the son of Homer Mil-
                                     land Baptist Church and Ridge
                                     Road Baptist Church. Most re-
                                                                          Mary Kay & Jerry Nolen, of St.
                                                                          Louis, Paul and Margaret West,
                                                                                                               ........................................CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9
ton and Nellie L. Gray Reed. He      cently, he was a member of the       of St. Peters, Barbara West, of
served his country during the        First Baptist Church of Winfield.    Vinton, Virginia, Ann and Keith      level – significantly better than      every other year by every state
Korean Conflict in the United        He was a member of the Car-          Davis, of Centralia, Linda Walk-     the national average of 30 per-        to measure achievement and
States Army, stationed in the        penter’s Local Union #47 in St.      er, of Auxvasse, Ida Faye and        cent.                                  progress in reading and mathe-
Panama Canal and honorably           Louis.                               Al Churovich, of Collinsville, Il-       Missouri’s Hispanic eighth-        matics. Also known as “the Na-
discharged on November 21,               He was preceded in death         linois and Kenny and Theresa         graders scored among the top           tion’s Report Card,” the NAEP is
1952. He was united in mar-          by his parents: John and Rosa        West, of Columbia; great nieces      10 states (fifth position) in terms    the largest and longest-running
riage on August 25, 1951 in          Reed; his beloved wife of 63         and nephews, Randy and Nan-          of average scale score for the         representative measure of aca-
Mexico, MO to Patricia Ruth          years, Virginia Reed who passed      cy Surls, of Middletown, Jerry       group.                                 demic achievement by Amer-
Admire. This union was blessed       away February 12, 2005; and          and Holly Cobb, of Montgomery            Missouri students scored           ica’s elementary and second-
with seven children: Danny,          two sisters: Virgie Scott and Ha-    City, Bridget and Matt Elder, of     significantly higher than the na-      ary students. The most recent
Paul, Debbie, Linda, Rodney,         zel Vohsen.                          Overland, James William “J.W.”       tion in several subgroups: male,       NAEP results for mathematics
Glen and Deanna. He worked               Survivors include two chil-      West, of St. Peters and Joshua       female, Hispanic, students with        were released last October.
for several years as a timber        dren: Kevin Reed and his wife,       Allen West of St. Peters; in ad-     disabilities, and students eli-            The NAEP reading assess-
buyer. He was a member of the        Sandra, of Winfield, and Sharon      dition to other great and great-     gible for free or reduced price        ment was administered early
Elsberry VFW Post #9026 and          Caron and her husband, James,        great nieces and nephews.            meals. Female eighth graders           in 2009 to a sample of Missouri
the American Legion Post #226        of Gladstone, MI; thirteen grand-         Ida Marie was preceded in       and students with disabilities         students. Approximately 3,000
in Elsberry.                         children; nine great-grandchil-      death by her parents; husband,       also scored significantly higher       students at each grade level
    He was preceded in death         dren; several nieces, nephews,       Timothy Sanford “Tim” Keithley;      than in 2007.                          were tested.
by his parents: Homer and Nel-       other relatives and friends.         sister, Mildred Goldie Meyer and         The NAEP exams are given

                                                                                                               Extension Offers Classes
lie Reed; his beloved wife of al-        Visitation was held from         four brothers, Hubert West, Ce-
most 30 years, Patricia Reed,        12:00 – 2:00 p.m. Thursday,          cil Durard West, James Marvin
                                     March 18, 2010 at The First
                                                                                                               for Entrepreneurs
who passed away on August                                                 West and William Lloyd West.
22, 1981; one granddaughter,         Baptist Church of Winfield.               Memorials were suggested
Angela Reed; two brothers:               Memorials may be made to         to Fairmount Cemetery Associ-
Homer Louis Reed and Charlie         the Benevolence Fund of The          ation c/o Myers Funeral Home,            Would you like to explore the      in starting and running a suc-
Powell Reed; and three sisters:      First Baptist Church of Winfield     203 East Bates Street, Wells-        dream of starting a business and       cessful business. It could also
Jean Knox, June Norton and           in care of Carter-Ricks Funeral      ville, Missouri 63384.               working for yourself? University       be the most critical task. Pre-
Becky Stone.                         Homes, 3838 East Highway                                                  of Missouri Extension in Franklin      registration for this session is
    Survivors include his com-       47; P.O. Box 253; Winfield, MO        John “Jack” Flood                   County is offering two classes         due by April 2.
                                     63389. Online condolences may            John “Jack” Flood, of Wen-       containing basic knowledge to              Watson states, “Our work-
panion, Loretta Portwood of
                                     be made at www.carterricksfu-        tzville, Missouri, died on Tues-     help you reach your goals.             shop will explain the fundamen-
Troy; four sons: Danny Reed and
                                     neralhome.com.                       day, March 16, 2010 at the age           On March 31, 2010 at the           tals everyone needs to know
his wife, Judy, of Elsberry, Rod-
                                                                          of 73.                               Scenic Regional Library in Union       before “putting pen to paper”.
ney Reed and his wife, Angie, of
                                                                              He was the loving husband        there will be a workshop “Start-       This program is for current and
Elsberry, Paul Reed of Elsberry,       Ida Marie Keithley                 and best friend of Laverne He-       ing a Small Business: The First        future owners and focuses on
and Glen Reed of Foley; three             Ida Marie Keithley, 89, of      lene Flood (nee Lammers) for         Steps”. Participants will assess       understanding the key compo-
daughters: Debbie Gilmore and        Middletown, passed away at           55 years, devoted father of          their strengths and weaknesses         nents of a business plan. It will
her husband, Tom, of Smyrna,         3:20 A.M., Sunday, March 14,         John (Susan) Flood, Christine        in terms of business ownership,        also provide guidelines for style,
TN, Linda Brandmeyer and her         2010 at Golden Living Center/        (Chuck) Grugett, and Deborah         learn about the importance of          appearance to help create a pro-
husband, Rusty, of St. Charles,      Gamma Road Lodge in Wells-           (Robert) Phillips, and dear son      planning, discuss legal and            fessional look for your business
MO and Deanna Hager and her          ville, where she had resided         of Louise M. Flood; cherished        regulatory requirements, and           plan, and other tools and assis-
husband, Scott, of Eolia, MO; 24     since September of 2009.             grandfather of Heather Flood,        identify sources of funding. Ex-       tance in business planning.
grandchildren and nine great-             Funeral services were at        Julianne (Joe) Bickell, Rob-         tension Business Development               Cost for each three-hour
grandchildren. He also leaves        2:00 P.M., Tuesday, March            ert (Rachel) Phillips, Anthony       Specialist, Lynette Watson says,       workshop is $20 if you attend
one brother, John Reed and           16, 2010 at the Myers Funeral        Phillips, Daniel Phillips, Gina      “We will cover issues related to       one or $30 if you attend both.
his companion, Marie, of Foley,      Home in Middletown. Visitation       (Jason) Berg, Steve Hart and         money, marketing and manage-           Advanced registration is re-
MO; three sisters: Cattie Graves     was held from 1:00 P.M., until       great-grandfather of Jeffrey         ment”. The workshop will start         quired. Attending these work-
of Foley, Rosie Adams and her        the time of service Tuesday at       Grasshoff, Craig Sutberry, Sa-       at 6:30 p.m. pre-registration is       shops will reduce your frustra-
husband, Alvin Jr., of Eolia and     the funeral home. Pastor Mark        mantha Sutberry, Ellie Bickell,      due by March 26.                       tions and save you time and
JoAnn Ray and her husband,           Spence officiated. Burial was in     Garrett and Carter Berg; dear            The second workshop, “The          ultimately money.
Jerry, of Bowling Green, MO;         Fairmount Cemetery in Middle-        brother of Richard Flood and         Basics of Writing a Business               To learn more or to register,
several nieces, nephews, other       town, Missouri.                      Mary Goodson. He is also sur-        Plan” will be held on Tuesday,         call the Franklin County Exten-
relatives and many friends.               Mrs. Keithley was born on       vived by many loving nieces,         April 6, 2010 at Scenic Regional       sion Center at (636) 583-5141
    Visitation will be held from     September 6, 1920, in Middle-        nephews, and cousins.                Library in Union at 6:30 p.m.          or visit in person at 116 West
4:00 - 8:00 p.m. Thursday,           town, Missouri, a daughter of            He is preceded in death by       Preparing a business plan is           Main Street, Union, Missouri.
March 18, 2010 at Carter-Ricks       William Melvin and Mary Ger-         his father John A. Flood and his     one of the most daunting tasks
Funeral Home in Elsberry.            trude May West. On September         sister-in-law Mary Flood.
    Memorials may be made            12, 1943, in Mexico, Missouri,           John “Jack” married LaVerne
to the Family of Robert Reed         she married Timothy Sanford          Helene Lammers on 12/24/1954.
or to Community Loving Care
Hospice in care of Carter-Ricks
                                     Keithley. He preceded her in
                                     death on July 2, 2000.
                                                                          He worked at Rapp’s as his full        EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM!
                                                                                                                               Spring has arrived!
                                                                          time job. He was also an auxil-
Funeral Homes, 107 South Fifth            Ida Marie was a homemak-        iary policeman for both St Ann
Street; Elsberry, MO 63343. On-      er. She had lived in the Middle-     and Breckenridge Hills until he
line condolences may be made         town area all of her life. She was   turned 21, then worked part
at www.carterricksfuneralhome.
                                     a member of the Middletown
                                     Methodist Church for over 50
                                                                          time as a policeman in Brecken-
                                                                          ridge Hills, MO.
                                                                                                                             New Spring line of clean, next
 John Clifford Reed                  years.
                                          Ida Marie enjoyed reading,
                                                                              Funeral services were held
                                                                          on Saturday, March 20 at 10
                                                                                                                                to new clothing only $1.00
    Funeral services for John
                                     cooking and fishing. She always
Clifford of Winfield, MO, will
                                     wanted to be a nurse. Ida Marie
                                                                          a.m. at Baue Funeral and Me-                            You never know what you are gonna at
be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday,                                            morial Center in St. Charles.
                                     helped and took care of many         Visitation was held on Friday
                                                                                                                                   THE GARAGE SALE STORE!! Lots of
March 18, 2010 at The First
Baptist Church in Winfield, MO.
                                     people through the years.            from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral                    “New to You” items to see from front to back.
                                          She is survived by her sis-     home.
Rev. Mike Ryan, church pas-
tor, will officiate with burial in
                                     ter-in-law, Dorothy West, of
                                     Overland; nieces and nephews
                                                                              Memorials may be made to                       Order your specialized Easter basket
Whispering Winds Cemetery in                                              Parkinson’s Disease Founda-
                                     and spouses, Marsha Jean             tion.                                                     now to ensure timely delivery.
    Mr. Reed, 88, passed away                                                                                                                        We look forward to seein’ ya!
Wednesday afternoon, March
17, 2010 at his home in Win-
field. Born April 22, 1921 in Pat-                  FUNERAL & CREMATION SERVICES                                     213 N. Sturgeon
ton, MO he was the son of John
and Rosa Ward Reed. He was                                                                                         Montgomery City, MO
united in marriage on Janu-                                                                                       SPRING HOURS: Mon-Fri 10 to 5
ary 17, 1942 in Higdon, MO to                                                                                        Sat 10 to 3 • Sun Closed
Virginia Clemma Robbs. This
union was blessed with two                                ADVANCED FUNERAL PLANNING                               Got a sick computer?                  We
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He worked for many years as a
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tion in St. Charles, MO. He was             www.ingersollchapel.com | 636-462-CARE                                us out if your pc has checked out on you.
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                                                                                                                   ing, taxes and home insurance.              serves the low-income, elderly,

  History Matters: Gottfried Duden                                                                                     For more information about              youth, handicapped and disad-
                                                                                                                   all upcoming NECAC events,                  vantaged through contracts and
                                                                                                                   contact Pittman at the St.                  grants with government agen-
                                     of North America. The book                                                    Charles County Service Center,              cies, other nonprofit organiza-
By: Dorris Keevan-Franke                                                    obviously the right words at the       3400 Meadow Pointe Drive in                 tions and private businesses.
                                     was filled with descriptions that
                                     seemed impossible to believe           right time, his book was widely        O’Fallon or call 636-272-3477.              The agency’s Central Admin-
    People who make history
                                     back in Germany, a country ex-         read and circulated. Historians            NECAC is a 12-county area               istration Offices are located in
aren’t usually aware they are
                                     periencing famine, overpopula-         credit Duden’s Report as “the          not-for-profit social service, com-         Bowling Green, with NECAC
doing so at the time. In 1824,
                                     tion, and rising crime. Missouri       most popular and influential de-       munity health and public housing            County Service Centers oper-
a 35 year-old German attorney
                                     was wide-open with easily af-          scriptions of the United States        Community Action Agency that                ated in each county.
named Gottfried Duden arrived
                                     fordable and available farm-           to appear during the first half
in Missouri with his traveling
                                     land.                                  of the century.” Duden died in
companion Ludwig Eversmann.
They lived with a farmer, Ja-
cob Haun, in southern Warren
                                         Duden returned to Germany
                                     in 1827, published his book at
                                                                            Germany in 1856, without real-
                                                                            izing the impact his book made
                                                                            on Missouri’s history. The 2000
                                                                                                                   Blood Drives Scheduled
County, near today’s Dutzow.         his own expense in 1829, urg-                                                     Jacki Skoba understands                 org to sponsor a blood drive or
                                     ing his readers to consider emi-       census revealed that German
Duden’s idyllic days were spent                                                                                    what it means to need blood                 to donate blood. Below is a list
                                     gration to this “land of opportu-      roots were still the largest eth-
visiting and observing his neigh-                                                                                  products. Skoba’s father re-                of upcoming blood drives in your
                                     nity.” Not everyone agreed with        nic group or 42.8 percent of our
bors, and writing A Report on a                                                                                    ceived platelets and plasma                 area.
                                     Duden’s assessment, but while          country’s population.
Journey to the Western States                                                                                      over a 20-year period while                     3/26/2010, Duchesne High
                                                                                                                   battling cancer. Her father ulti-           School , 2250 W. Elm Street ,
                                                                                                                   mately lost his fight, but his fam-         Saint Charles, MO, 8:00 AM to

                                     Poetizing Life:
                                                                                                                   ily appreciates the 20 additional           12:30 PM
            By: Heather Farrar                                                                                     years to spend with him. Now                    3/29/2010, St. Peters United
                                                                                                                   Skoba has joined the American
                        Spring’s Anthem to New Life
                                                                                                                                                               Church of Christ , 20 East Fifth
                                                                                                                   Red Cross tradition of volunteer-           Street , Washington , MO , 3:00
                                                                                                                   ing by sponsoring blood drives.             PM to 7:00 PM
                                                                                                                   Her passion is evident as she                   3/30/2010,      Living   Word
    With spring now sprung,          life over again. Overall, it is the         Where are you standing            tells her story. “This is my way            Christian School , 310 Cardinal,
blooms are beginning to halo on      esoteric meaning of fertility in       in the holy “mist” that washes         of giving back to my dad, and               Cottleville , MO , 2:00 PM to 6:00
trees, just barely visible to the    abundance in the spiritual and         clean and new this spring’s fer-       the Red Cross for helping to                PM
eye. A haze of green is starting     physical realms. It is also the        tile air? What in your life can be     keep my father alive,” she says.                3/30/2010, Warren County
to shadow on the ground, where       time to give thanks for this fertil-   made new or whole be cultivat-         The American Red Cross is now               Extension Office, 107 West Wal-
grass will soon be thickly car-      ity as it applies in all aspects of    ing under the past life of yester-     seeking more blood drive spon-              ton, Warrenton , MO , 4:00 PM
peted. Birds are chirping their      life, for without it… we parish.       day, and seeding a new? It is          sors to join them in their mission          to 8:00 PM
songs of joy, in hopes of attract-         In measures of an eternal        the time of year for new life…         to provide a safe and adequate                  4/5/2010, Trinity Luthern
ing their like minded species in     scope, it is the time of year for      it is freely available all around.     blood supply for the local com-             Church Troy , 1307 West Boone
joining spring’s festivities. All    reflecting on the cross for Chris-     Seek what your spirit is search-       munity. Please call 1-800-RED               Street , Troy , MO , 3:00 PM to
around this part of the world the    tians: where the walk to Calvary       ing for; fill the empty hole. Try      CROSS or go to redcrossblood.               7:00 PM
air is refreshed with the cleans-    ended- resurrection reigns in          something new.          Attend a
ing ionization from the showers      an eternal life through Christ.        church, parish, synagogue, or

                                                                                                                   Deadline Approaching for
baptizing the ground. These          For followers of Judaism, it is        spiritual meeting place of your
rains drench the soil where bur-     the reverent acknowledgment            choice. Become renewed by the

                                                                                                                   Utility Assistance Program
ied seed’s, whose germination        through the Passover and Sed-          abundance a new life can bring!
has been dormant, wait to give       er for God’s blessed protection.            As always you can contact
way to nature’s womb to burst        In both of these religions rich        me at quillsongs@yahoo.com
                                                                                                                       The not-for-profit North East           and is based upon household
forth her beauty. Introspection      histories, death and sacrifice         or on my website at www.quill-
                                                                                                                   Community Action Corporation                size, income and fuel type. No
gives way to reflection on this      opened to the greatest abun-           songs.com, where you can hear
                                                                                                                   (NECAC) will stop distributing              utility shut-off notice is required.
seasons meaning. Resurrec-           dance of life, hope, and secu-         the audio version this week’s
                                                                                                                   applications for the Low Income             NECAC will continue to provide
tion. Renewal. Rebirth. Each         rity in this cycle of mortal-life to   POETIZING LIFE: in the audio
                                                                                                                   Home Energy Assistance Pro-                 LIHEAP applications through
person can begin a new life;         eternal-life; abundant and ever        section.
                                                                                                                   gram (LIHEAP) on March 31 in                March 31.
look at life in a new way; start     present as promised.
                                                                                                                   the 12-county service area of                    For more information on the
                                                                                                                   Lewis Lincoln, Macon, Marion,               LIHEAP Program, visit the local

NECAC Announces Upcoming Events
                                                                                                                   Monroe, Montgomery, Pike,                   NECAC County Service Center
                                                                                                                   Ralls, Randolph, Shelby, St.                or call 866-552-5560.
                                                                                                                   Charles and Warren.                              NECAC is a 12-county area
    Lisa Pittman, St. Charles        tary Procedures; Meeting Struc-        Day which will be held at the              LIHEAP is funded by the                 not-for-profit social service, com-
County Coordinator for the not-      ture; Conflict Resolution; Public      NECAC St. Charles County               U.S. Department of Health and               munity health and public housing
for-profit North East Community      Speaking and Project Funding.          Service Center.                        Human Services and distrib-                 Community Action Agency that
Action Corporation (NECAC)               “This is a great opportunity           NECAC will be sponsoring a         uted through the Missouri De-               serves the low-income, elderly,
has announced that the agency        for all community members to           Poverty Walk on April 29 in St.        partment of Social Services to              youth, handicapped and disad-
is sponsoring a number of new        Step Up and be active in meet-         Charles County. The agency is          non-profit organizations such               vantaged through contracts and
and exciting events in the next      ings, classrooms, and the work         seeking volunteers to participate      as NECAC. The program pays                  grants with government agen-
several weeks.                       place,” said Pittman. Class par-       beginning at 10 a.m. Volunteers        a portion of the utility bills of in-       cies, other nonprofit organiza-
    The agency is hosting the        ticipants will also learn how to       will distribute information to resi-   come-qualifying people.                     tions and private businesses.
Step Up to Leadership train-         be a better public speaker, how        dents on the many community                So far, NECAC has accept-               The agency’s Central Admin-
ing course for residents of St.      to build strong relationships with     resources that are available to        ed more almost 12,000 applica-              istration Offices are located in
Charles County beginning             other community organizations          those in need of help. The goal        tions in the 12-county service              Bowling Green, with NECAC
Monday April 26. Classes will        and create a fun learning envi-        of event is to give residents an       area since Oct. 1, about 1,500              County Service Centers oper-
be held from 9:00 a.m. to noon       ronment.                               idea of what thousands of fami-        more than at this time last year.           ated in each county.
every Monday for 12 weeks at             St Charles County residents        lies must go through each day          The amount of assistance varies
the NECAC St. Charles County         will learn how they can save           to make ends meet.
Service Center in O’Fallon.          money on their energy costs                Budget Classes begin on
    There is no fee, but people      with NECAC’s Energy Day on             April 27. The classes will fea-
are asked to register by call-       April 28 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.         ture a program on “Money Mat-
ing Pittman the at NECAC St          The event will feature tips and        ters” presented by the University
Charles County Service Center        ideas from a number of vendors         of Missouri Extension.
at 636-272-3477.                                                                                                                       CERTIFIED PUBLIC ACCOUNTANTS
                                     including Ameren, Cuivre River              A Homeownership Club will
    This class has a 12 part cur-    Electric Cooperative, Laclede          be formed on April 30 and will
riculum that focuses on Commu-
nity Participation; Team Work;
                                     Gas and others on how to re-
                                     duce energy costs and how to
                                                                            meet several times during the             SERVICESmonthly                              TYPE OF SERVICES
                                                                            summer months. Topics to be               • Annual, quarterly,                         • Creative
Diversity; Legalities pertaining     be environmentally friendly.           discussed during the class in-              accounting services                        • Timely financial reporting
to Nonprofit Organizations and                                                                                        • QuickBooks
                                     Free samples and prizes will           clude housing programs, op-                                                            • Professional
                                                                                                                      • Income Tax Return Preparation
Board Members; Parliamen-            also be given away at Energy           portunities and financing, ob-            • Payroll and Sales Tax Return Preparation   • Accessible
                                                                            stacles, resources and attitudes          • Business Organization                      • Client’s concerns about business
                                                                            toward money, finding a way to            • Initial Business Applications                and financial issues addressed

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                                                                                                                      • Estate and Income Tax Planning
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   Arts                  & Entertainment                                                                        THE FOCUS NEWS          Friday, March 26, 2010         Page 16

                                                                                           Events Calendar
St. Charles County Humane
Society Trivia Night Fundraiser
Planned for April 16                                                      MARCH 26
    Are you a trivia expert?         ter in St. Charles County. For       Troy Rotary Club Adult Easter Egg Hunt, Lincoln County Fairgrounds, 7 p.m. For a nominal fee, egg
Then St. Charles Humane So-          more information, contact Kim        hunters can enjoy music, drinks and games in addition to hunting for Easter eggs stuffed with prizes
ciety’s Trivia Night is the place    Brown, executive director, at        suited for adults.
to be! The event will be on Fri-     (636) 949-9918 or kim.brown@
day, April 16th at The O’Fallon      stcharleshumanesociety.org.          Fish Fry, Knights of Columbus Building, Montgomery City. Lunch and dinner.
Elks Lodge, 1163 Tom Ginnever            St. Charles Humane Society
Avenue, O’Fallon, MO. Doors          is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organiza-   Fish Fry, St. Patrick Church, Jonesburg. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Carryouts available.
open at 6:30 p.m. and the first      tion in St. Charles County. We       Group orders welcome.
question is at 7:30 p.m. The         have been dedicated to ending
cost is for a table of eight play-   pet homelessness, promoting          Lindenwood University Jazz Band Concert, Bezemes Family Theater, 7:30 p.m. Free general admis-
ers and includes beer and soda.      responsible pet ownership and        sion; no ticket required.
The event features 1st, 2nd and      advocating for animal welfare
3rd place cash prizes along with     since 1973. St. Charles Hu-          Latin jazz band Tiempo Libre performs at Edison Theatre. Grammy-nominated group mixes Bach
bonus rounds. There will also be     mane Society provides a much         and Havana
a silent auction and 50/50.          needed second chance for ani-
    Proceeds from trivia and the     mals to find their forever home.     Artist reception at Raintree Arts Council Lincoln County Gallery, Troy for Louise Baker, a painter of
silent auction help provide ser-     For more information about the       rural scenes and landscapes, 7 to 8 p.m.
vices to hundreds of animals.        shelter, visit www.stcharleshu-
We are the only no-kill shel-        manesociety.org.                     MARCH 27
                                                                          5th Annual Winter’s Last Blast sponsored by Warren County Fair Association, Holy Rosary Activity
                                                                          Center, 6 p.m. to midnight. Only 250 tickets available. First prize, $5,000. Open bar and buffet.
SCC to Host George Frien                                                  Warren County Family Health Fair, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Wright City R-II High School Gymna-
as Mark Twain April 15                                                    sium.

     St. Charles Community Col-      cation of Tom Sawyer.                Easter Egg Hunt, 9 a.m. Thousands of eggs will be hidden on the Washington Fairgrounds Field.
lege will host George Frein as            For more information about      Bring your basket and this event will take place rain or shine! Children will be grouped according to
Mark Twain at noon on Thurs-         the George Frein as Mark Twain       age. This event is free.
day, April 15 in the auditorium      event, contact Theresa Flett at
of the Social Sciences Building      636-922-8620 or tflett@stchas.       MARCH 30
on SCC’s campus in Cottleville.      edu. Frein will be performing in     Candidate’s Night, Wentzville Community Club Building, 7 p.m. Hear from and ask questions of the
The event will feature George        libraries across Missouri. For       citizens running for Wentzville Mayor and Aldermanic seats. All candidates have been invited. Only
Frein, Ph.D., noted Mark Twain       more information about Read-         issues related questions will be asked. No campaigning will be allowed inside the Community Club
living history presenter, and is     MOre Missouri, visit http://www.     during the event. The event is open to the public.
free and open to the public.         readmoremissouri.org.
     Historian George Frein will          St. Charles Community Col-      Seasonal H1N1 Flu Clinic. 1-2pm Children 6mos-17yrs. 2-3pm Adults 18 and over. The clinic will be
impersonate Mark Twain dur-          lege is a public, comprehensive      held at the Warren County Health Department.
ing a two-week tour for the Re-      two-year community college
adMOre project. The event will       with associate degrees and           MARCH 31
celebrate the 2010 ReadMOre          certificate programs in the arts,    Sin Nombre, 6:00 p.m. East Central College, Union, Room 100 - Health & Science Building
selection,     “The   Mysterious     business, sciences and career-
Stranger and Other Stories,”         technical fields. SCC provides       APRIL 2
and is sponsored by ReadMOre         workforce training and commu-        Fish Fry, Knights of Columbus Building, Montgomery City. Lunch and dinner.
and the Missouri Humanities          nity-based personal and profes-
Council. In 2010, ReadMOre is        sional development as well as        Fish Fry, St. Patrick Church, Jonesburg. 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 4:30 to 7 p.m. Carryouts available.
celebrating the 100th anniver-       cultural, recreational and en-       Group orders welcome.
sary of Twain’s death, the 175th     tertainment opportunities. For
anniversary of his birth, and the    more information, visit www.st-      APRIL 3
125th anniversary of the publi-      chas.edu.                            Hay’s Food Systems/MDA 1st Annual Easter Egg Hunt to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Associ-
                                                                          tion. Kids get to hunt for Chester’s eggs and find one of the secret eggs that holds a Golden Key for
                                                                          a grand prize. Grand prizes include: Leapster, Nintendo DS, Zhu Zhu Pets, Easter baskets, kid’s
                                                                          laptop, and more. Warrenton Industrial Park, 10 a.m. Hunt starts at 10:30 a.m. Ages 4 and under and
                                                                          ages 5 to 10. Get your picture taken with the Easter Bunny and Chester (with your camera). Petting
                                                                          zoo, clown and balloons.

                                                                          APRIL 8
                                                                          Dark comedy “Mr. Marmalade,” Lindenwood University Emerson Black Box Theater, 7:30 p.m.
                                                                          Adult behavior is interpreted through the characters Lucy and Larry, two very smart children. Lucy
                                                                          has a precocious vocabulary, killer skills in the kitchen, a husband who spends too much time at
                                                                          the office, and she’s just four years old! Her imaginary world revolves around too-busy business-
                                                                          man named Mr. Marmalade who never has time for the child who adores him. Runs through April

                                                                          APRIL 9
                                                                          Concerto & Aria with the University City Symphony Orchestra, East Central College, Union, 7:30

                                                                          APRIL 10
                                                                          Holy Rosary Trivia Night at the Holy Rosary Activity Center . Doors open at 6 p.m. Game begins
                                                                          at 7 p.m. The theme for our Trivia Night is “Survivor” $10 per person $100 per table (8-10 per
                                                                          table) Beer and soda provided. Prizes will be awarded for: 1st Place Trivia team and Best table/
                                                                          costume decorations. In addition to trivia we will have: Silent/Chinese Auction. 50/50 drawing,
                                                                          poker hand, and heads or tails. For more information contact Debbie at Parish Office 636-456-
                                                                          3698 Ext. 1

                                                                          APRIL 12
                                                                          Warren County Health Department Wellness Luncheon, noon to 1 p.m. Reservations required by
                                                                          Friday, April 9.

                                                                          APRIL 15
                                                                          Ozark Hills music and culture experts Cathy Barton and Dave Para. Sponsored by Warren County
                                                                          Fine Arts Council.

                                                                          Seasonal and H1N1 Flu Clinic, Warren County Health Department. Children, 1 to 2 p.m., adults 2
                                                                          to 3 p.m.

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Fashion Designer Ralph Rucci to Speak                                                                          and piano, including an original
                                                                                                               composition, “Fantasy Varia-
                                                                                                                                                    questa Sinfonica del Ecuador.
                                                                                                                                                    Walker has also served on the
at Sam Fox School March 26                                                                                     tions on a Theme by Mahler,”
                                                                                                               recently composed by Walker.
                                                                                                                                                    music faculty of the National
                                                                                                                                                    Conservatory of Ecuador.
                                                                                                                   Prior to becoming a faculty          For more information, con-
    Ralph Rucci is among the          in New York before presenting        ficial calendar of the govern-      member at SCC, Walker held
                                      his first made-to-order collection   ing Chambre Syndicale de la                                              tact John Walker at 636-922-
most accomplished American                                                                                     many professional positions,
                                      in 1981. He launched his ready-      Haute Couture. He twice has                                              8538 or jwalker@stchas.edu.
fashion designers working to-                                                                                  including principal oboe of the
                                      to-wear label three years later      been nominated Womenswear                                                St. Charles Community College
day. His celebrated women’s-                                                                                   Orquesta Sinfonica de Gua-
                                      and, in 1994, added the word         Designer of the Year by the                                              is located at 4601 Mid Rivers
wear label, Chado Ralph Rucci,                                                                                 dalajara, the USAF Heritage
                                      “Chado” to his company name          Council of Fashion Designers                                             Mall Drive in Cottleville.
is known for thoroughly modern                                                                                 of America Band, and the Or-
garments defined by sculptural        in tribute to the exacting Japa-     of America Designer. In 2008,
silhouettes, innovative materials     nese tea ceremony.                   he received the National De-
and precise construction.                 Like the tea ceremony, Ruc-      sign Award in Fashion from the
    At 6:30 p.m. Friday, March        ci’s work is at once subtle and      Cooper-Hewitt National Design
26, Rucci will discuss his life and   intricate, evincing calmness and     Museum.
work for the Sam Fox School           tranquility even as the designer         Rucci’s work has been fea-
of Design & Visual Arts’ Public       constantly experiments with cut,     tured in three museum retro-
Lecture Series. The talk is free      proportion, construction and oth-    spectives: at The Costume Insti-
and open to the public and will       er variables. An accomplished        tute of the Kent State University
take place in Steinberg Hall Au-      painter, Rucci also designs his      Museum, The Museum at the
ditorium, located near the inter-     own prints, frequently drawing       Fashion Institute of Technol-
section of Skinker and Forsyth        inspiration from artists such as     ogy and The Phoenix Art Mu-
boulevards.                           Francis Bacon, Joseph Beuys,         seum. His work also has been
    A 6 p.m. reception for Rucci      Cy Twombly, Antonio Tapies           the subject of a documentary,
will precede the lecture. For         and Yves Dana, as well as from       Ralph Rucci: A Designer and
more information, call (314)          fashion houses such as Halston       His House, and a book, Ralph
935-9300 or visit samfoxschool.       and Balenciaga.                      Rucci: The Art of Weightless-
wustl.edu.                                In 2002, Rucci became the        ness, the latter of which will be
    Born and raised in Philadel-      first American designer in more      available for purchase at the
phia, Rucci earned degrees from       than 60 years to present a haute     event.
Temple University and from the        couture collection in Paris under
Fashion Institute of Technology       his own name as part of the of-
                                                                                                                                   Pix by Di artist Diane Ascare
SCC To Present Faculty Oboe Recital On April 1
    St. Charles Community Col-        day, April 1, in the theater of      gram is open to the public.
                                                                               Walker will perform along-
                                                                                                               Reception Held for Raintree
lege associate professor of mu-
sic John L. Walker will perform
                                      the Donald D. Shook Fine Arts
                                      Building on the SCC campus.          side SCC staff accompanist
                                                                           Dolly Jy-Yu Hsu. The recital will
                                                                                                               Arts Council Lincoln County
an oboe recital at 8 p.m. Thurs-      Admission is free and the pro-
                                                                           include works for oboe d’amore      Gallery Artist Diane Ascare
                                                                                                                   It was a drizzly rainy evening       This event was the first in a

                                                                                                               but there was a warm, animat-        series being held at the gallery.
                                                                                     8 BALL                    ed atmosphere at the corner of
                                                                                                               Wood & Main in Troy. Approxi-
                                                                                                                                                        On Friday March 26, another
                                                                                                                                                    local artist, Louise Baker, will

                                                                                  TOURNAMENT                   mately 30 people gathered at         be featured. Her work includes
                                                                                                               the Raintree Arts Council Lin-       paintings of rural scenes and
                                                                                     EVERY                     coln County Gallery on Friday,       landscapes. Similar receptions
                          Sat. April 3                                              SUNDAY                     March 12. The occasion was
                                                                                                               a reception for Pix by Di featur-
                                                                                                                                                    are scheduled for the sec-
                                                                                                                                                    ond and fourth Friday of each
                                                                                         1 P.M.                ing the photos of local artist Di-   month. Join friends and art
            $100 Added Cash!                                                                                   ane Ascare. Her work depicts         lovers as they gather for good
                                                                                                               an assortment of wildlife and        food, conversation and a taste
    Beer Specials • Attendance Prizes
                                                        Wrist Band WEDNESDAYS                                  landscapes from varied regions
                                                                                                               in Africa. Delicious food was
                                                                                                                                                    of culture from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    in downtown Troy at 501 Main
           Bring Your Own Partner                            $10 Arm Bands for Unlimited Draft Beer            provided by JoAnn’s Catering         Street. For additional informa-
     Sign up at 12:00 • Start at 1:00                        Well Drinks • $2 Domestic Long Necks              (www.joanns.org) who gracious-       tion, please call the RAC LCG
                                                                Mixed D.J. & Karaoke from 8 p.m.

                                                                                                               ly donated their time & services     at (636) 528-3710.
                                                                                                               for the occasion.
                                                                             MAR 28 -1pm, Martinsville
                                                                             APR 18 -1pm, Texas
                                                                             APR 25 -1pm, Talladega            Rediscover Historical
                           Beer Bucket
                         & Slider Specals
                                                                             MAY 16 - 1pm, Dover
                                                                             MAY 30 - 5:45pm, Charlotte        of Downtown St. Louis
                           Domestic Longnecks                                JUN 6 - 1pm, Pocono
                                                                                                               With Walking Tour
                   EVENTS                                  WEEKLY SPECIALS                                          Metropolis St. Louis and        Architectural Tours Coordinator
                                                                                                               Landmark Association of St.          for Metropolis.
    MARCH 26 - Phil & The Smokey Basement               MONDAY - THURSDAY                                      Louis are teaming up to uncover          Tours of both east and west
               Band, Bar, 6 to 9 p.m.                     Weekly Food Specials                                 the splendor of the architectural    downtown will be held every
    MARCH 28- Frank Stanek, Main Hall,                  FRIDAYS                                                masterpieces that have made
               2 to 5:30 p.m.
                                                                                                                                                    Saturday morning at 10 a.m. ,
                                                          Catfish Special with 2 Sides                          their home in Downtown St.           April through October. The East
    BINGO - Every Tuesday, starting at 6:45pm           SATURDAY 5-9 P.M.                                      Louis. Erected in the late 1800s     tour begins outside the western
                                                          Steak Night 8 oz. Ribeye, Baked                      to the present, these structures     entrance to the Old Courthouse,
    BAR POKER - Every Thursday 6:30 & 9pm                                                                      were designed by famous ar-          on Broadway between Market
                                                          Potato, Dinner Salad, Toast $11.95
                                                                                                               chitects such as Louis Sullivan,     and Chestnut. The West tour
    KARAOKE - Every Tue, Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun Night        Stay later and enjoy karaoke, drink
                                                                                                               Cass Gilbert, Eero Saarinen,         begins on the sidewalk outside
                                                          specials & good time                                 and Philip Johnson. The tour
    NASCAR - Every Sunday                                                                                                                           the Grand Hall/hotel entrance to
                                                        SUNDAYS                                                will cover everything from the       Union Station just west of 18th
    LARGE HALL FOR RENT • FREE WI-FI                      Weekly Sports Special                                most western battlefield of the      Street on Market. This year,
                                                                                                               American Revolution, to the          tours will also be offered on days
                                                                                                               stylistic solution to the modern     other than Saturday for groups
                                                        AMERICAN LEGION POST 122                               skyscraper.                          who contact the Downtown Ar-
                                                               28855 Legion Trail                                   “I think people should take     chitecture Walking Tours in ad-
                                                                                                               this tour whether they are from      vance.
                                                              Warrenton, MO 63383                              out of town or have lived here           Tours are only $5 a person
                                                                 636-456-2333                                  their entire lives. Be a tour-
                                                                                                               ist in your own town! You’ll be
                                                                                                                                                    and no reservations are re-
                                                                                                                                                    quired. For more information,
                                                                    Visit our website:                         surprised what you learn, and        please visit www.mstl.org or
                                                               www.missourilegionpost122.org                   I think you will see St. Louis in    email architecture@mstl.org.
                                                                                                               a different light after taking our
   LOOK FOR MONEY-SAVING COUPON ON PAGE 10                                                                     tour,” says Leslie Proud, the
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