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                                                                         archery Shop always on
                                                                         target for local Bow Hunters
                                                                                                                                               hunting phenomenon has sky-
                                                                                                                                               rocketed and the archers are
                                                                                                                                               coming out to get their hands
                                                                                                                                               on the fastest bows and the tru-

                                                                                                                                                CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

                                                                                                                                                  The following obituary notices
                                                                                                                                                   are included on pages 12-14
                      Cary Goldsmith, owner                                                                                                       William armstrong, 53,
                                                                                                                                                Hermann, dairy farmer

troy Medical Supply                                                                                                                               Bob Clubbs, 66, O’Fallon,
                                                                                                                                                automotive parts, veteran
                                                                                                                                                  Robert donnelly Jr. 42,
Store Brings Service                                                                                                                            Elsberry, concrete truck

Close to Home                                                                                    Tom Elmore, owner
                                                                                                                                                  laura dove, 85, Warren-
                                                                                                                                                ton, homemaker
                                                                                                                                                  Ruby-irene eikel-Finki,
    With a large number of the       ington store has been very suc-         The adrenalin rush of see- sion to help the ailing hunters         87, Jonesburg
area population residing in rural    cessful. We have saved long         ing a monster buck in your gain that much needed confi-                  Ryan Hawn, 6 months,
and semi-urban cities, availing      hours of driving by providing       sights puts many hunters in a dence is Big Creek Archery, lo-          St. Charles
proper home health care often        our clients the convenience of      state of shake and shiver that cated at 32 Professional Park-            leo koester Jr., 64,
becomes a difficult and tedious      picking up their specialty medi-    have come to be known as way in Troy. Big Creek Archery                Wentzville, operation man-
task, involving long drives to       cal supplies at a location close    Buck Fever. But the onset of is a full service professional            ager
neighboring city centers and         to home,” said Cary.                this contagious ailment is of- archery shop doing top quality            Billy lange, 86, Wright
searches for stores that carry            In April 2009, Cary and his    ten evidenced in stages. The work and helping customers                City, veteran
the necessary supplies.              wife opened their second loca-      preliminary stages show a sud- become better archers.                    Paul Masker, 78, Wentz-
    Fulfilling that great need be-   tion at 270 Magee Street, next      den increase in frequency of a        With their inception in 1998,    ville, Ari Worthiness Inves-
came the mission of Cary and         to the UPS Store in Troy.           hunter visiting his local archery Big Creek Archery has been           tigatior, veteran
Jeanette Goldsmith, owners of             “We saw the same need in       store with the result being sub- providing sales and service in          Raymond Moritz, 97,
Scott’s Home Health Medical          Lincoln and adjoining counties      sequent loss of weight in his this area for eleven years, a            Marthasville
Supply, a full service medical       and wanted to bring a high level    rear right pocket.                milestone that is hard to achieve      Betty nelson, 80, St.
supply company with stores in        of service and quality products         Buck Fever as we know it in the archery business. They             Louis
Troy and Washington, MO.             to serve the people here,” Cary     has no known cure. But it has carry a great selection of top             Ruth Schaefer, 80, High
    Cary, a veteran of the medi-     added.                              been well documented that the quality brand name bows, ar-             Hill, teacher
cal industry with wide range of            Scott’s Home Health Medi-     resultant effect of purchasing rows, quivers, sights, releases,          John tobin, 80, Hawk
experience in the clinical, ad-      cal Supply provides quality mo-     a new bow or a gun often al- blinds, stands and other bow              Point, Sheet Metal Worker
ministrative and manufacture         bility, home adaptive, orthope-     leviates the symptoms of this hunting equipment necessary                John VanHoose, 83,
sectors of medicine acquired         dic, rehabilitative, respiratory,   debilitating fervor by instilling for a successful hunt.               Wentzville, truck driver,
Scott’s Home Health Medical          pediatric, nursing and medical      new found confidence in one’s         Big Creek Archery moved to       veteran
in Washington in 2006. “We           equipment and supplies.             equipment, making it less like- their current location last year         anita Fluochel, 84, Wen-
acquired the business to ser-             Cary said that the reception   ly that Buck Fever can be the and according to Tom Elmore,             tzville
vice a large population base                                             blamed for their misses.          the owner, 2008 was the best
in those counties. The Wash-           CONTINUED ON PAGE 8                   A local business with a mis- year so far in the business. “Bow            Sponsored by:

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   The Focus News                         three St. louis Men, including a                                                                                       ited person’s name. In many
                                                                                                                                                                 instances, the refunds were

                                          Priest arrested & Charged with
    Weekly Publication                                                                                                                                           paid into bank accounts con-
Focus news, llC                                                                                                                                                  trolled by Lairy or Johnson and
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St. louis, Mo 63132
                                                                                                                                                                 cash payment for his or her as-
Phone: (314) 713-2400                                                                                                                                            sistance. Approximately 100                                                                                                                                             Forms 1040A claiming refunds                        James Patrick Grady was                 the emails, Grady received a        He was arrested the morning of
                                          arrested on federal complaint                                                                                          totaling in excess of $400,000
                                                                                      digitally morphed photograph        July 30 by FBI agents and St.
tamara See. editor/Publisher
                                          charging him with attempted                                                                                            were electronically presented
                                                                                      of a 16-year old female. Grady      Louis County and Maryland
Sandy Coffer, graphic designer            sex trafficking of children, Act-                                                                                      to the Internal Revenue Service
                                                                                      inquired about the cost of the      Heights Police officers.
allen thomas, graphic designer
                                          ing United States Attorney Mi-                                                                                         by Lairy based on this pattern
                                                                                      child depicted and was given            The priest has been sus-
Maqsud Mir, advertising                   chael W. Reap announced.                                                                                               of false entries.
                                                                                      a price for a half hour and for     pended pending the investiga-
                                              According to the affidavit                                                                                             “Refunds are issued to
                                                                                      one hour. Grady allegedly in-       tion.
                                          filed with the complaint ear-                                                                                          taxpayers who are entitled to
                                                                                      dicated that he wanted a half           Grady is the third person
deadline: Wednesday prior to              lier today of Grady, on July 29,                                                                                       them,” said Toni Weirauch,
                                                                                      hour and was told that the girl     charged as a result of this un-
publication at noon.                                                                                                                                             Special Agent in Charge of IRS
letters to the editor must be
                                          2009, law enforcement officers              was 16 years old. He indicat-       dercover operation.
                                                                                                                                                                 Criminal Investigation. “CI is
signed with a phone number for            and agents were involved in an              ed that was fine and set up a           Matthew S. Nichol, St.             determined to stop these false
verification. opinions expressed          undercover operation investi-               meeting. Upon arriving at the       Charles County, was indicted
by contributors are not necessar-                                                                                                                                refund schemes. The message
                                          gating subjects who attempt                 agreed upon location, Grady         July 16, by a federal grand jury
ily the views of the newspaper.                                                                                                                                  this case sends is that partici-
Subscriptions available for at            to purchase children, or their              met an undercover officer, and      on two felony counts of attempt-       pation in refund fraud does not
home delivery. Call for details.          services, for commercial sex                asked to see the girls. He be-      ed sex trafficking of children by
the paper is available at the fol-                                                                                                                               pay and those who do will be
                                          in the Eastern District of Mis-             came suspicious and attempt-        force, fraud or coercion.
lowing locations:                                                                                                                                                prosecuted.”
                                          souri. The same day, officers               ed to leave the house and was           David P. Hawkey, Floris-
                 Warrenton                                                                                                                                           Rejji Lairy of Bellerive, and
                                          received an email in response               arrested. He admitted that he       sant, was charged earlier this
apple Hearing Solutions                                                                                                                                          Kenneth Johnson, formerly
aMog Florist - Castaways                  to an internet advertisement                did send the emails and came        week in a federal complaint            of St. Louis, face a maximum
american legion - kroger
los Cantaritos - goin’ Postal
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Radio Shack - Moser’s                     enforcement working in the un-              curious. He also indicated that     charge.                                conspiracy to file false claims
H & H outfitters - Curves
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                                          dercover capacity. The adver-               he was employed as a priest.            If convicted, this charge car-     for refund and up to five years
assist-2-Sell -two dudes Barbeque         tisement indicated that young                   James Patrick Grady, pastor     ries a penalty range of 10 years       prison for filing false claims for
Brockfeld’s - Pamper Your Pets
noah’s Bark - 4 doors down
                                          females of an indeterminate                 of St. Raphael the Archangel        to life in prison and/or fines up      refund.
Schraer Heating & air Conditioning        age were available. The email               parish in South St. Louis, was      to $500,000.                               Reap commended the work
Warrenton Wireless
Party Zone - Zigo & associates
                                          was allegedly from James Pat-               charged in a federal complaint          The charges set forth in a         performed on the case by the
dr. Paz - Chiropractic Center             rick Grady, seeking more infor-             with one violation of Title 18,     complaint and/or indictment            Internal Revenue Service-Crim-
Warrenton elks’ lodge
Warrenton library
                                          mation regarding the ad, and                Sections 1591 and 1594, at-         are merely accusations, and            inal Investigation and Assistant
FCF Church - a divine Connection          was informed that there were                tempted sex trafficking of chil-    each defendant is presumed in-         United States Attorney James
Ultimate Hair & Spa
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                                          two females. In the course of               dren by force, fraud or coercion.   nocent until and unless proven         E. Crowe, Jr., who is handling
Brewskies                                                                                                                 guilty.                                the case for the U.S. Attorney’s
                                          Pair Plead guilty to Conspiracy                                                                                        Office.
three Monkeys Beadery                     Charges involving electronically
                                                                                                                                              Pamper Your Pets Salon
                                          Filed tax Returns
at Home outlet
drewel Realty
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Car-Jo Ceramics
the Country Cottage                           Rejji Lairy and Kenneth                 turns for the year 2006 in which                      701 E. Veterans Memorial Pkwy.
garden gate Party Rental                  Johnson pled guilty to con-                 false refunds were claimed                                 Warrenton, MO 63383
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lincoln Co. animal Hospital
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Peoples Bank & trust                          According to the facts filed            ited persons to assist in falsely
Big Creek archery
Zaddocks                                  by them in court, from January              claiming refunds by allowing
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Clayton Homes                             tronically filed income tax re-             electronically under the solic-
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Wentzville a Candidate for $30,802 Federal                                                                                                       complex and serious crime that
                                                                                                                                                 hurts our community’s most de-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            resources to better locate, ap-
                                                                                                                                                                                                            prehend and prosecute indi-
Parks and Recreation grant                                                                                                                       fenseless victims, and it is in
                                                                                                                                                 all of our interest to make sure
                                                                                                                                                                                                            viduals who exploit children via
                                                                                                                                                                                                            the Internet, as well as to identi-
    Gov. Jay Nixon has an-               dations..     Recommendations                 Playground           Renovation.                          perpetrators are held account-                             fy and rescue victims. For more
nounced that 13 Missouri com-            went to projects with the high-               $10,124                                                   able,” said Audrain County                                 information about Project Safe
munities will be recommended             est score based on meeting                        ·City of Belton, Memorial                             Prosecuting Attorney Jacob                                 Childhood, please visit www.
to the National Park Service to          the recreational needs of the                 Park Renovation. $75,000                                  Shellabarger.                                    
receive more than $770,000               communities, planning goals                       ·City of Warsaw, Drake                                    If convicted, possession                                   Reap commended the work
in federal grants to assist with         and unique or specific attri-                 Harbor Outdoor Amphitheater.                              of child pornography carries a                             performed on the case by the
park and recreation needs.               butes. All projects require a 55              $69,066                                                   maximum penalty of ten years                               Federal Bureau of Investiga-
The grants are part of the Land          percent match. The funds are                      ·City of Doniphan, Doniph-                            in prison and/or fines up to                               tion, the Mid-Missouri Internet
and Water Conservation Fund,             made available through the                    an Outdoor Recreation Facility.                           $250,000.                                                  Crimes Task Force, the Aud-
which is a federal program that          U.S. Department of The Interi-                $75,000                                                       This case was brought as                               rain County Prosecuting At-
can be used to acquire, devel-           or’s National Park Service and                    ·Clay County, Crows Creek                             part of Project Safe Childhood,                            torney, the Audrain County
op and renovate outdoor recre-           the National Park Service must                Accessible      Fishing    Dock.                          a nationwide initiative to com-                            Sheriff’s Department and As-
ation projects.                          approve the recommendations                   $33,069                                                   bat the growing epidemic of                                sistant United States Attorney
      “Missouri’s many outdoor           before the grants are awarded.                    ·City of Salem, Salem                                 child sexual exploitation and                              Tiffany Becker, who is handling
recreation opportunities provide             Following is a list of Land               Soccer Field Development.                                 abuse launched in May 2006                                 the case for the U.S. Attorney’s
great places to bring families           and Water Conservation Fund                   $34,109                                                   by the Department of Justice.                              Office.
and friends together and en-             recommended grant recipients,                     ·City of Wentzville, Memo-                            Led by United States Attorneys                                 The charges set forth in an
joy the outdoors,” Nixon said.           along with the projects and                   rial Park Renovation Project.                             Offices and the Criminal Divi-                             indictment are merely accusa-
“These grants will assist Mis-           grant amounts:                                $30,802                                                   sion’s Child Exploitation and                              tions, and each defendant is
souri communities in providing               ·City of Grant City, Grant                    ·City of Vienna, Vienna City                          Obscenity Section (CEOS),                                  presumed innocent until and
facilities that can be used for          City Pool Renovation. $75,000                 Park Renovation. $37,350                                  Project Safe Childhood mar-                                unless proven guilty.
healthy recreational opportuni-              ·City of Grain Valley, 40                     ·City of Forsyth, Park Devel-                         shals federal, state and local
ties for all Missourians.”               Highway Upland Lake Loop                      opment Project. $48,111
    The Missouri Department of
Natural Resources received 38
                                         Park Project. $75,000
                                             ·City of Clayton, Shaw Park
                                                                                           For more information on the
                                                                                       Land and Water Conservation
                                                                                                                                                 night Road Work on interstate
applications requesting more             Inclusion Playground. $75,000
                                             ·City of Southwest City,
                                                                                       Fund grants, contact the De-
                                                                                       partment of Natural Resources
                                                                                                                                                 70 in Warren County
than $4.9 million in grant fund-
                                         Southwest City Park Renova-                   at 573-751-5374 or visit the                                  Weather permitting, Mo-                               closed (at mm 200.7, 200.2 &
ing. The State Inter-Agency
                                                                                                                                                 DOT crews will repair sections                            196.6) - Sunday, Aug. 9 con-
Council for Outdoor Recreation           tion. $29,103                                 Web site at
                                                                                                                                                 of pavement on Interstate 70 in                           crete replacement.
made the award recommen-                     ·City of Belle, City of Belle             grantinfo.htm.                                            Warren County beginning Sun-                                 I-70    Westbound       pass-

two audrain County Men indicted on
                                                                                                                                                 day, August 9 and continuing                              ing lane closed (at mm 200.7,
                                                                                                                                                 through Thursday, August 13.                              200.2 & 196.6) - Monday, Aug.
                                                                                                                                                                                                           10 concrete replacement.
Federal Child Pornography Charges
                                                                                                                                                 The work will be performed at
                                                                                                                                                 night from 7 p.m. until 7 a.m.                               I-70 Eastbound passing lane
                                                                                                                                                 Traffic will be reduced to one                            closed (at mm 190.8 & 193.5) -
   Mike Martin Mollet and Glen           Hill, MO; and Glen Roy Mol-                  tober 2007 and January 2008,                               lane, and motorists can expect                            Tuesday, Aug. 11 concrete re-
Roy Mollet were indicted on              let, also of Rush Hill, MO; were             the Mollets possessed images                               delays. MoDOT reminds driv-                               placement.
federal charges of possession            each indicted by a federal grand             containing children under the                              ers to please use extra caution                              I-70 Eastbound and West-
of child pornography, Acting             jury on July 9, 2009, on one                 age of eighteen engaged in                                 while traveling through the work                          bound intermittent lane closures
United States Attorney Michael           felony count of possession of                sexually explicit conduct on                               zones. The following sections                             (mm 186 to mm 200) - Wednes-
W. Reap announced.                       child pornography. The indict-               their computer.                                            will be repaired:                                         day and Thursday, Aug. 12 and
   Mike Martin Mollet, Rush              ment alleges that between Oc-                   “Child pornography is a                                     I-70 Westbound driving lane                           13 asphalt replacement.

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                                                                                                                                                                                 from the public, the Department
                                                                                                                                                                                 has also added more parking to
                                                                                                                                                                                 the public beach area, allowing
                                                                                                                                                                                 more people to visit and enjoy
                                                                                                                                                                                 the beach. Visitors are invited to
                                                                                                                                                                                 share comments on the park’s
                                                                                                                                                                                 services and operations.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Cuivre River State Park is
Picture of billboard. Students listed from left to right: Sean O’Brien,                                                                                                          located three miles east of Troy
Emily Hopkins, Shawn Williams, Elizabeth Grover, Alison Barker,                                                                                                                  on Highway 47. Persons requir-
Malory Toebben and Caitlin Roam.                                                                                                                                                 ing special services or accom-

troy    Scholarship
                                                                                                                                                                                 modations to attend the meet-
                                                                                                                                                                                 ing can make arrangements by
                                                                                                                                                                                 calling the Cuivre River State

Recipients Honored                                                                                                                                                               Park directly at 636-528-7247
                                                                                                                                                                                 or by calling the department toll
                                                                                                                                                                                 free at 800-334-6946 (voice)
    Peoples Bank & Trust has               Alison Barker (Clopton).
                                               The students are the sec-                                                                                                         or 800-379-2419 (Telecommu-
taken honoring its local scholar-
                                           ond group to be featured on a                                                                                                         nications Device for the Deaf).
ship recipients to a whole new
                                           billboard. Last year’s group is                                                                                                       For information about state
level – they are now hundreds
                                           featured on a billboard along                                                                                                         parks and historic sites, visit
of feet in the air displayed on
                                           Highway 61 North, before the                                                                                                          the Web at www.mostateparks.
a billboard visible from west-
                                           Bowling Green exit.                                                                                                                   com.
bound Highway 47 between
Wal-Mart and Kroger in Troy.                   David Thompson, President
    For the last eight years,              and CEO of Peoples Bank &
Peoples Bank & Trust has                   Trust, the bank said “Like last
given away many scholarships               year, the scholarship winners
to local students heading to               went up on the billboard; it is             Front Row (from left): Corbin Estes, Brady Weir, Caleb Soots,
college in the fall. This year,            just an additional way of honor-            Isaac Frederick. Back Row: Mike Soots, Damion Frederick, James
seven area high school seniors             ing these students. They work               Weir.
each received a $2000 schol-
arship, which is renewable for
                                           really hard to get good grades
                                           and are involved in all types of             Warrenton Soccer team
four years.
    This year’s scholarship win-
                                           school activities. It is great to
                                           be able to showcase the tal-
                                                                                        Competes in kansas City
ners include: Shawn Williams               ented young people we have                      On July 18th a U8 Soccer                   Their only loss came in the
(Ft. Zumwalt North), Elizabeth             around here and that we as a                 team from Warrenton traveled               championship game.
Grover (Troy), Malory Toebben              community are behind them,                   to Kansas City to compete in a                They were proud to repre-
(Warrenton), Emily Hopkins                 wanting them to succeed in the               3 on 3 tournament. They ended              sent Warrenton and captured
(Silex), Sean O’Brien (Elsber-             future.”                                     up with a 3 wins and one loss.             the second place medals.
ry), Caitlin Roam (Winfield) and
                                                                                       energy Center awards $515,087
   taekwondo Student                                                                   Weatherization Subgrant to neCaC
 Competes in tournaments                                                                            The Department of Natural in 12 northeast Missouri coun-
                                                                                                Resources’ Energy Center has ties: Lewis, Lincoln, Macon,
                                              ranked as a purple belt and has
                                                                                                issued $515,087 in Weather- Marion, Monroe, Montgom-
                                              studied Songahm Taekwondo
                                                                                                ization subgrant funds to North ery, Pike, Ralls, Randolph, St.
                                              since July 2008.
                                                                                                East Community Action Cor- Charles, Shelby and Warren.
                                                    Jasmine has set a goal for
                                                                                                poration (NECAC), to help low              The subgrant to NECAC
                                              herself to travel and compete in
                                                                                                income Missourians reduce is from a U.S. Department of
                                              tournaments across the nation.
                                                                                                home energy costs.                    Energy grant administered by
                                              So far this tournament season,
                                                                                                    NECAC is one of 18 Mis- the Department’s Energy Cen- Dominic Lawrence, middle, with
                                              which runs from July through
                                                                                                souri agencies that implement ter. Additional program funding his parents, Tim and Danielle

                                              April, Miss Jasmine has com-
                                                                                                the state’s Low Income Weath- also comes from the Missouri Duncan.
                                              peted in Little Rock, AR, Ken-
                                                                                                erization Assistance Program, Department of Social Services
                          taekwondo           dallville, IN and Allen, TX. At
                                                                                                enabling low-income Missouri and through agreements made

                                              each of these tournaments Miss
                         Student earns
  AT                          *
                                                                                                families to permanently reduce in rate adjustment cases by
                                              Jasmine competed in Forms,
                                                                                                their energy bills by making Missouri utilities to weatherize
                           Black Belt,        Weapons, and Sparring. She
                                              also placed first, second or
                                                                                                their homes more energy ef- additional homes in their ser-
                          Competes            third in each of these competi-
                                                                                                ficient. The elderly, physically vice areas.

                                      OUR EFFORT TO KEEP AMERICANS WORKING. Junior olympics
                                              tions. Her next tournament will
                                              be in Lincoln, NE.
                                                                                                disadvantaged and families                 The Department’s Energy
                                                                                                with children are program pri- Center is a nonregulatory state
      Jasmine Hensley                                                                           orities. Since the program be- office that works to protect the

                                                    Miss Jasmine is a very dedi-                                                                                                              for Details.
                                                                                                                             *All we require is setup and delivery. Limited Time only. Come inDominic Lawerence, age 10,
   Miss Jasmine Hensley cated student and has a good gan in 1978, weatherization environment and stimulate the

Belt Academy in Montgomery York’s ATA will be accepting
City. Miss Hensley is currently new students in September.
                                                                                                     more than 155,000
                                                                                                homes.                 800-316-3513
of New Florence, MO, is a chance at winning state cham- funds have helped to weather- economy through energy ef- of Troy, Mo, earned his black
student of York’s ATA Black •pion this tounament season. ize BY APPOINTMENT Missouri ficiency and renewable energy belt on July 25, 2009. Lawrence

                                                                                       Public invited to Share ideas during
                                                                                                                                                                                         has received first place in Mis-
                                                                                                                                                                                         souri State in 2008 and 2009.
                                                                                                                                                                                         He took bronze (3rd place) in
                                                                                       an informational Meeting Regarding                                                                the 2008 Junior Olympics. He
                                                                                       Cuivre River State Park                                                                           is coached by Cait Baker.
    SELLING ALL NEW HOMES                                                                            In an effort to ensure that be highlighted during the infor-
                                                                                                the public has an opportunity mational meeting. Additionally,
                                                                                                                                                                                              Dominic has been practicing
                                                                                                                                                                                         taekwondo for the past three
                                                                                                                                                                                         and a half years. He trains five
                                                                                              * to provide input regarding ser- plans to reroute and improve days a week for two hours each
                      MANUFACTURERS INVOICE                                                     vices in state parks and historic the quality of the park’s hiking
                                                                                                sites, the Missouri Department and equestrian trails will be dis- day, three days a week in St.
                OUR EFFORT TO KEEP AMERICANS WORKING.                                           of Natural Resources invites cussed, based on input received Peters and two days a week in
               *All we require is setup and delivery. Limited Time only. Come in for Details.
                                                                                                you to bring your ideas to an in- from an equestrian focus group Troy. He trains with J.R. Baker,
                                                                                                formational meeting Saturday, composed of members from Cait Baker adn Brad Chapman

  AMERICAN UNITED HOME SALES                                                                    Aug. 8, at Cuivre River State Show-Me Missouri Backcoun- (Master).
                                                                                                Park near Troy. The informa- try Horseman and local eques-                                    Dominic is the son of Tim
                                                                                                                                                                                         and Danielle Duncan. His
                                                                                                tional meeting will begin at 1 trian users. New changes in
                                                                                                p.m. in the park’s visitor center the park’s camping registration brother, Jordan Duncan, has a
                                                                                                and is open to the public.            and reservation system will be 6th degree green belt.
                    551 JOHN DEERE DR. • TROY, MO •                                                  Recent accomplishments at presented. Based partially on
         OPEN MONDAY-SATURDAY • SUNDAY BY APPOINTMENT                                           the park and future plans will previous comments and input
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as the days get longer, Help the                                                   7:00pm             St. John’s Lu-
                                                                                   theran Church in Warrenton
                                                                                                                         drugs would regulate PPAR-
                                                                                                                         alpha, we also knew that our
                                                                                                                                                             body, or cytoplasm.
                                                                                                                                                                 “The neighborhoods where
american Red Cross lengthen                                                             Monday, Aug. 24       3:00 –     ability to regulate the metabo-
                                                                                                                         lism of fats and sugars was
                                                                                                                                                             PPAR-alpha and fatty acid
                                                                                                                                                             synthase live aren’t very close
                                                                                   7:00pm             Missouri Bap-
the lives of others.                                                               tist University – Moscow Mills        in place long before humans         together,” says Semenkovich.
     As the days of spring and           can be family, friends, a Little               Individuals at least 17 years    started making drugs. But until     “The synthase is way out in the
summer get longer and the                Leaguer down the street, a 30-            of age (16 in Illinois) with com-     now, no one had identified how      cytoplasm — that’s like being
temperature warms up, the                something jogger, or a senior             pleted Parental Consent Form,         it worked.”                         in the suburbs — whereas the
American Red Cross is reach-             citizen taking the dog for a daily        who weigh a minimum of 110                Semenkovich, Lodhi, John        PPAR-alpha lives right in the
ing out to find new donors for           walk.                                     pounds and are in general             Turk, M.D., Ph.D., professor        middle of the ‘city.’ These are
its life-saving team. Their con-             HELP OUT BY DONATING                  good health, may be eligible to       of medicine and of pathology,       all microscopic distances, but
tribution of a unit of blood at          AT ONE OF THE FOLLOWING                   donate blood. There is no up-         and the rest of the team used       to the cell, they’re worlds apart,
a Red Cross blood center or              LOCAL BLOOD DRIVES.                       per age limit on donors.              mass spectrometry and gene          so it’s amazing that the two are
area blood drive can potentially             Wednesday, Aug. 5 3 : 0 0                  Individuals unable to donate     expression studies to isolate       linked.”
extend the days and perhaps              – 7:00pm                  Wal-            blood can still make a contribu-      the phosphatidylcholine, or lec-        It’s also fortunate, he says,
years of hospital patients in            greens in Warrenton                       tion by organizing Red Cross          ithin compound, that activated      that an extremely common
need.                                        Monday, Aug. 10       11:00           blood drives or assisting as a        PPAR-alpha in the liver.            compound like lecithin binds to
      Those in need of blood in-         – 3:00pm          Lincoln County          volunteer in local drives. For            One reason fatty acid syn-      a key drug target like PPAR-al-
clude accident or trauma vic-            Medical Center - Troy                     more information or to schedule       thase had never been connect-       pha.
tims as well as a daily list of              Monday, Aug. 10       3:00 –          an appointment, donors should         ed to PPAR-alpha function was           “That information could be
scheduled surgeries at area              7:00pm            TACOA – Troy            call 1-800-GIVE-LIFE (1-800-          the distance of the two proteins    used to make better drugs or
hospitals – from heart surgery           Senior Center                             448-3543) or visit bloodisneed-       from each other, according to       even to develop what people
to joint replacements, organ                 Monday, Aug. 17       4:00   The Red Cross reminds         Semenkovich. PPAR-alpha is          sometimes refer to as nutri-
transplants or premature ba-             – 8:00pm                  I m -           those coming to donate to bring       a nuclear receptor. That is, it’s   ceuticals — nutrients that have
bies – cancer treatments and             manuel UCC in Holstein                    a photo ID.                           housed in the nucleus of the        pharmaceutical-like properties,”
much more. Those in need                     Tuesday, Aug. 18      3:00 –                                                cell. Fatty acid synthase, on the   Semenkovich says.
                                                                                                                         other hand, lives out in the cell
Food additive May one day Help control Blood
lipids and Reduce disease Risk                                              MU expert offers tips for Finding
  By Jim Dryden legumes, yeast and peanuts. Cell, the Washington University the Best long-term Care
    Scientists at Washington             Most commercially used lecithin            research team describes how it           America’s 77 million aging      aging agencies and eldercare
University School of Medicine            comes from soybeans. Lecithin              found the link between lecithin      baby boomers and their families     Web sites
in St. Louis have identified a           can alter food taste and texture           and PPAR-alpha.                      soon will face decisions about           In many communities across
substance in the liver that helps        and also can be mixed with wa-                Clay Semenkovich                  their long-term care needs. A       the country, options are emerg-
process fat and glucose. That            ter to disperse fats, making it a             Download                          new book co-authored by Mari-       ing to help older adults and
substance is a component of              common additive in margarine,                 They first created a strain of    lyn Rantz, an eldercare expert      those with chronic care needs.
the common food additive leci-           mayonnaise, chocolate and                  mice that could not make fatty       at the University of Missouri,      These include senior housing,
thin, and researchers specu-             baked goods. Lecithin is a mix-            acid synthase in the liver. When     explains how consumers can          residential care, assisted living,
late it may one day be possible          ture of fatty compounds called             humans or animals eat, we take       find the best eldercare options     adult daycare, in-home care
to use lecithin products to con-         phosphatidylcholines. Various              in sugars. Fatty acid synthase       in their communities.               and companion services.
trol blood lipids and reduce risk        types of phosphatidylcholines              converts those sugars to fatty           “Making the right choice for         The book is based on the
for diabetes, hypertension or            house different kinds of fatty             acids in the liver, where they       long-term care often is a diffi-    authors’ more than three de-
cardiovascular disease using             molecules linked to a common               play important roles in energy       cult and discouraging task for      cades of experience and origi-
treatments delivered in food             core.                                      metabolism.                          older adults and their families     nal research. The authors
rather than medication.                      This new study demon-                     “To our surprise, animals         and friends,” said Rantz, au-       worked with residents, families
    “Currently, doctors use              strates that in the liver, a spe-          missing fatty acid synthase in       thor and professor in the MU        and staff members of nursing
drugs called fibrates to treat           cific type of lecithin binds with          the liver were just like animals     Sinclair School of Nursing.         homes and assisted living fa-
problems with cholesterol and            a protein called PPAR-alpha,               that couldn’t make PPAR-al-          “Consumers often are per-           cilities to develop walk-through
triglycerides,” says the study’s         allowing PPAR-alpha to regu-               pha. They had lower fasting          plexed by the maze of options       guides and questionnaires to
co-first author Irfan J. Lodhi,          late fat metabolism. Scientists            insulin levels, and they were        and the difficulties with finding   help consumers assess quality
Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in          long have known that PPAR-al-              prone to develop fatty liver dis-    the right services. This guide      and choose the most appropri-
endocrinology and metabolism.            pha is involved in lipid and glu-          ease,” says senior investigator      will make choosing long-term        ate services.
“By identifying this substance           cose metabolism. When doc-                 Clay F. Semenkovich, M.D.,           care much easier.                        “Other books contain lists of
that occurs naturally in the             tors prescribe fibrate drugs to            the Herbert S. Gasser Profes-            The book, “How to Find the      questions, but none have been
body — and also happens to               lower triglycerides and elevate            sor and chief of the Division        Best Eldercare,” includes:          tested and consistently found to
be used as a food additive — it          good cholesterol in the blood,             of Endocrinology, Metabolism             *Question and answer sec-       identify the quality of long-term
may be possible to improve the           those drugs work by activating             and Lipid Research. “When we         tions to determine the level of     care as have the questions in
treatment of lipid disorders and         PPAR-alpha.                                gave the animals fibrate drugs       care needed                         this book,” Rantz said. “It has
minimize drug side effects by                Although fibrates activate             that activated PPAR-alpha, the           *Practical information about    the potential to help millions of
adding particular varieties of           the protein, no one previously             mice returned to normal, lead-       paying for eldercare                people make informed choices
lecithin to food.”                       had identified any naturally oc-           ing us to suspect that fatty acid        * What to look for and ques-    so that older persons receive
    Lecithin is found at high            curring substance that could               synthase also was involved in        tions to ask when visiting el-      the quality of care and lives that
concentrations in egg whites. It         perform that task. Reporting in            the activation of PPAR-alpha.        dercare facilities                  they deserve.”
also is in soybeans, grains, fish,       the Aug. 7 issue of the journal            Although we knew that fibrate            * A state-by-state listing of
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                                                                                                                         the event. John Brunts, M.D.,       areas of clinical interest include

                                                                                              FACC, has been a practic-           congestive heart failure, atrial
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                                                                                                                 areas of the brain that can be
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                                                                                                                                                      healthy civilians who have not
                                       phy. Dr. Polizzi served as chief    events scheduled for the rest of      rewired, as opposed to those         suffered injury. Veterans will be
fibrillation and lipid manage-         resident at Saint Louis Univer-     the year. They are:                   which, once damaged, cannot          enrolled from across the nation
ment.                                  sity School of Medicine during          “All About Menopause,” from       be redirected.                       and civilians will be enrolled
    Joseph Polizzi, M.D., FACC,        his internal medicine residency     7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17,           In order to take advantage       from the St. Louis area. Ac-
has been a practicing cardiolo-        and completed his cardiology        with Dr. Christy Bleckman, OB/        of the brain’s capacity to rewire,   tive duty military personnel are
gist in the St. Louis area since       fellowship. His areas of clinical   GYN,                                  doctors need to know which           not eligible to participate in the
2007. Prior to that, he was an         interest include coronary artery          * “Back Pain After Surgery”     areas of the brain continue to       study.
assistant clinical professor of        disease, preventive cardiology      from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct.       work, something the functional           Patients will be given neu-
medicine at Saint Louis Uni-           and noninvasive imaging, in-        15, with Dr. John Moore, anes-        imaging will be able to tell them.   roimaging and neurocognitive
versity Health Sciences Center         cluding echocardiography and        thesiologist and director of Pain     By collecting data from several      evaluations, which will last
for three years. He appears in         nuclear cardiology.                 Management Solutions at St.           types of imaging equipment and       about two days. Up to 30 pa-
the August 2009 issue of St.               Ask the Doctor events al-       John’s Mercy Hospital.                plotting the results together,       tients may be asked to enroll
Louis Magazine as one of St.           low the public to learn about a         The presentations are held        researchers will have a more         in a follow-up study 12 months
Louis ’ Best Doctors. Dr. Po-          health topic from medical ex-       in the Tucker Room, located on        complete picture of the state of     after their initial participation.
lizzi is certified by the American     perts and then ask them ques-       the second floor of St. John’s        an injured patient’s brain.              Non-active duty military vet-
Board of Internal Medicine in          tions. All Ask the Doctor ses-      Mercy Hospital , 901 E.. Fifth            Researchers hope to find         erans who participate in the
internal medicine and cardio-          sions are include refreshments      St. in Washington . Reserva-          correlations between injured         trial will be provided with travel,
vascular disease. He also is           and some will offer a light meal.   tions are not necessary. For          circuits and neurological symp-      lodging, and meals. All partici-
certified by the National Board        Admission is free..                 more information, call Public         toms. If they can determine          pants will be compensated for
of Echocardiography in adult               St. John’s Mercy Hospital       Relations at 636-239-8234.            which area of the brain corre-       their time and all study related
                                                                                                                 sponds with a particular neu-        procedures will be provided at
Fda: Cancer Warnings Required for tnF Blockers                                                                   ropsychological problem, like        no-cost.
                                                                                                                 speech or movement of a pin-             “There is a lot of interest
    The U.S. Food and Drug Ad-         dren and adolescents who use        in June 2008. An analysis of          kie finger, they may, in some        on the part of those who have
ministration is requiring stron-       these drugs.                        U.S. reports of cancer in chil-       cases, be able to develop ther-      head injuries to know ‘What is
ger warnings in the prescribing            TNF blockers target and         dren and adolescents treated          apies. In this way, research-        wrong with me? Why am I not
information for a class of drugs       neutralize tumor necrosis fac-      with TNF-blockers showed an           ers hope to learn more about         the person I was before the
known as TNF blockers. The             tor-alpha (TNF-α), a protein        increased risk of cancer, occur-      post-traumatic stress disorder       head injury?’ said Bucholz. “For
warnings, which include an up-         that, when overproduced in the      ring after 30 months of treat-        (PTSD). If doctors are able to       these people, I think it’s incred-
dated boxed warning, highlight         body due to chronic inflammato-     ment on average. About half of        detect the disorder in images        ibly frustrating to get a struc-
the increased risk of cancer in        ry diseases, can cause inflam-      the cancers were lymphomas,           and quantify it, they’ll be better   tural image that says nothing’s
children and adolescents who           mation and damage to bones,         a type of cancer involving cells      equipped to treat it.                wrong, and yet to know that, in-
receive these drugs to treat ju-       cartilage and tissue. The drugs     of the immune system. Some                The study, which will last       deed, something is wrong.”
venile rheumatoid arthritis, the       in this class include Remicade      of the reported cancers were          around four years, seeks peo-            People wanting more infor-
inflammatory bowel disorder,           (infliximab), Enbrel (etancer-      fatal.                                ple age 18 and older who have        mation or to find out whether
Crohn’s disease, and other in-         cept), Humira (adalimumab),             Additional required updates       suffered traumatic brain injury.     they qualify to participate in
flammatory diseases.                   Cimzia (certolizumab pegol)         to the prescribing information        Between 120 and 150 partici-         the study should call 314-977-
    In addition, the FDA is            and Simponi (golimumab).            include incorporation of reports      pants will be enrolled in the SLU    8560.
working with manufacturers to              Today’s action is based on      of psoriasis associated with the      study. The group will include
explore new ways to further            the completion of an investiga-     use of TNF blockers.                  veterans and civilians with trau-
define the risk of cancer in chil-     tion first announced by the FDA                                           matic brain injury, as well as

Unlocking the Mysteries of the Brain: Saint
louis University investigators Search for                                                                                            Dr. James P. Brent,DDS
answers about injuries, PtSd                                                                                                              28487 State Hwy. W
    bY: Richard Bucholz, M.D.                                                                                                            (NW Service Road &Hwy. W)
                                                                                                                                            Warrenton, MO 63383
                                           Traumatic brain injury is           “The aim of the study is to
     In the first study of its kind,   caused by physical trauma to        try to understand situations

                                                                                                                       Oral Health is Important for
researchers at Saint Louis Uni-        the head, and symptoms can          where patients with moderate
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for a clinical trial that will use     aches or nausea, to severe,         normal brains but significant

                                                                                                                     General Health. Our Mission is to
cutting-edge imaging equip-            with seizures or decreased          neurological impairment,” said
ment to map the brain injuries of      levels of consciousness. In the     Bucholz. “We have noticed
combat veterans and civilians,

                                                                                                                    Improve the Health of our Patients.
                                       United States, approximately        soldiers coming out of the Iraqi
aiming to better understand the        1.4 million people suffer trau-     conflict whose MRI and CT im-
nature of their injuries. Funded       matic brain injuries each year.     ages look structurally normal,

                                                                                                                            •We utilize the latest technology to
by a $5.3 million grant from the       Of these, 230,000 are hospital-     but who nevertheless have sig-
U.S. Department of Defense,            ized and survive, while another     nificant neurological deficits.

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researchers will use three types       50,000 die.                         We’re trying to figure out why
of imaging equipment together,             At the same time, combat        these brains are structurally
producing better data and a
more complete taxonomy of
                                       veterans, now equipped with
                                       better body armor and armored
                                                                           normal but functionally abnor-
                                                                           mal.                                         •General & cosmetic dentistry for the entire
brain injuries, information that
investigators hope may lead to
better treatment for blast inju-
                                       vehicles, are thought to be sur-
                                       viving injuries that were once
                                                                               “The situation is akin to look-
                                                                           ing at a city from 50,000 feet.            family so that you can look as good as you feel!
                                                                                                                                    Invisalign- Invisible Braces
                                       lethal and are returning from       We can see the highways and
ries and car accidents.                war zones with brain injuries       bridges and we can make out
    “It’s an extraordinarily sig-      rather than fatal wounds.           the outlines, but that doesn’t
nificant study. We are casting
about with a new net. We think
there is a lot of information that
                                           As imaging technology and
                                       knowledge of the brain con-
                                                                           tell us anything about how the
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                                       tinue to advance, researchers       That is what functional imaging
we don’t know about brain in-          believe that they can best le-      will tell us.”
juries,” said Richard Bucholz,         verage these developments by            Scientists once believed
M.D., lead investigator of the
study and director of the division
                                       combining several types of im-
                                       aging techniques: 3 Tesla MRI
                                                                           that an injured brain was irre-
                                                                           versibly damaged and that its                 Call us at 636-456-4746
of neurosurgery at Saint Louis
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                                       (magnetic resonance imag-
                                       ing), 64 Slice PET/CT (positron
                                                                           function could not be recov-
                                                                           ered after being lost. It now ap-        One of our friendly staff members
                                                                                                                    will answer questions on how we
    “It’s an opportunity to get a      emission tomography / com-          pears, however, that the brain
better handle on the problem,          puted tomography), and MEG          has the remarkable ability to

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to see what actually constitutes       (magnetoencephalography).           rewire itself - if one pathway
head injury as opposed to rely-        The 3 Tesla MRI and PET/CT          is damaged, another may be
ing on a vague description of

                                       provide structural images while     able to take over. Researchers
someone who is having prob-            MEG produces functional im-         anticipate that this study may
lems after a blow to the head.”        aging.                              aid them in identifying specific
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as i See it…                                                              simplifies and fulfills which be-
                                                                          comes the refocus.

                                                                                                                  letters to the editor
                                                                              Kids expect cell phones,
              By: Heather            How about the house, the car,        cars, fancy clothes, basically to
              Farrar                 and the many pets we own?            have every, and all-extended
                                     Then there is the small feeling      “needs” met that today’s so-
                                     that there is never going to be      ciety deems “necessary” for           academic Fraud: iaRC Report
    The times we live in are
                                     enough. I worry about never          “average” normal existence.
                                                                          Most of which is fed by the ad-
                                                                                                                declaring UV Carcinogenic to Humans
                                     having enough money. So I
very hard. This is a statement       look to find ways to chase the       vertising moguls who plaster          ignored Conflicting information
that history created. It is not so   monsters down that demand so         our lives through all forms of            The International Agency for       that non-burning UV exposure
much they are any harder than        much of it. Then I worry there       media. We as parents buy into         Research on Cancer ignored             is a significant risk factor for
the times of past- just different.   is never going to be enough          that and instead of being more        conflicting information in its         humans. None.”
Because nowhere in time has          time. I worry that I will not have   available for our kids, we like       classification of ultraviolet light         Further, it is clearer now
there been the opportunities         the time I need in life to finish    rats on a wheel, chasing the          as ‘carcinogenic to humans’            more than ever that humans
this chunk of history demands,       those personal tasks I have          money by working longer and           – a one-dimensional conclu-            NEED regular UV exposure
we are exposing new light            set as goals. I worry I will not     harder to attain those “needs”        sion that benefits the $35 bil-        as the only true natural way to
to areas never before seen.          have enough time to spend            manufactured by someone               lion sunscreen industry, which         make vitamin D. It is called ‘The
Lessons can be learned from          with those I love, and I worry I     else. The “me” generation of          has strong financial ties to most      Sunshine Vitamin’ for a reason:
history, but these opportuni-        have not done enough for those       has morphed into the genera-          of the dermatology community           You produce more vitamin D
ties facing our world give this      around me.                           tion of “entitlement.” I have         today, and forgets the fact that       by getting a tan in a non-burn-
part of society their challenge            Work, of course, for every-    also noticed a co-dependency          humans need UV light to live.          ing fashion than you would
to make the best decisions for       one also poses daily demands         on parents like never before,--           If a pharmaceutical com-           from drinking 100 glasses of
man-kinds future.                    and opportunities that steal the     25 is the new 18.                     pany sold you sunshine, we             whole milk. We are very con-
    I look at my life. It is hur-    best of who we are, so that                We are all in the mode of       wouldn’t be having this discus-        cerned that the politics of prof-
ried, it is fast paced, and I am     when we return home to those         self improvement. Infomercials        sion right now. Instead, we are        it-motivated anti-UV groups are
not even a person that holds a       who matter most, much of our         love to sell us on how we can be      dealing with a report that now         misrepresenting the balanced
high place in the rungs of soci-     energies are already spent           better, faster, and have things       has the press comparing Moth-          message about sunlight that a
ety. I am divided in fractions by    on giving to what sustains our       made easier. There is still no        er Nature’s most important cre-        true, independent evaluation of
the many hats I wear, and the        crazed form of living. We are        simplicity of rest or peace of        ation – sunlight – to arsenic and      the science supports.
balls I have to juggle to keep in    left with barely enough energy       mind. Standards, values, and          mustard gas. It’s ludicrous.                The U.S. government in
the air. But, I am a Mom, and        to watch TV let alone interact       mind sets are changed over                Saying that UV exposure is         2000 placed ultraviolet light on
a wife, student, business own-       with our those we love. We           time in a culture, creating a new     harmful and should be avoided          the federal government’s list
er and a person who is chal-         ALL need to make a living these      sub-culture to take its place.        is as wrong as saying that water       of known human carcinogens.
lenged by her own personal           days. What demands our time          Those days when one income            causes drowning, and therefore         But the criteria to be labeled a
fulfillment in goals just waiting    is the need to keep, not just get    could support a family, and a         we should avoid water.                 carcinogen does not take into
to be attained. I am a middle-       ahead, but to just keep what         family who acted as a unit, are           No data has ever been pre-         account the dosage of a sub-
class, middle-aged woman in a        we have acquired as “needed”         rare.                                 sented suggesting that UV ex-          stance required to increase
world that is ever on the edge       to sustain that way of life; most        We all are facing hard times.     posure in a non-burning fashion        risk – which means that the
of its own brink of change. My       of which for-go’s our focus of       It is in these new times--right       is a significant risk factor for any   listing only indicts sunburn, not
personal path and steps that         what is necessary in life and        now-- that we have to get hon-        skin damage, nor has a mecha-          non-burning exposure. Accord-
brought me to this point in my       we lose our focus. What mat-         est with our lives, both finan-       nism been established whereby          ing to that report, “The Report
life are not so very different       ters is that natural connection      cially and in how we live. We         UV causes melanoma, which is           does not present quantitative
than anyone else’s. I started        to others, and to us. I know I       have a responsibility which we        more common in indoor work-            assessments of carcinogenic
out life taking a direction of       begin to feel I am no longer liv-    owe to ourselves and others in        ers than in outdoor workers and        risk. Listing of substances in
my own choosing, and honor-          ing a genuine life, but one that     the time we have here on earth.       which occurs most commonly             the Report, therefore, does not
ing that direction, but certainly    is manufactured and advertised       It will be up to us to stop, strip    on parts of the body that don’t        establish that such substances
not without some extreme de-         by society’s definition of what      down our lives, and manage the        get regular UV exposure.               present carcinogenic risks to
mands or opportunities.              life should be. We have been         many tasks it takes to make life          IARC cited its own report al-      individuals in their daily lives.”
    As a woman living in this        convinced and brainwashed            work in this modern age of high       leging “risk of skin melanoma is       This exclusion makes this list-
portion of time, the words de-       into believing that life should be   tech. It will be up to us to deter-   increased by 75 per cent when          ing meaningless.
mand and opportunity keep            lived a certain way. It is no lon-   mine how to make life real, and       people started using tanning                In doing so, ultraviolet light
appearing in my thoughts as          ger keeping up with the Jones’,      tune out the selling being done       beds before age 30.” Ignored           became the first item on that
I move through my waking             it is beyond that. The bar has       all around us that binds us to        in this statement is confounding       list that humans need to live
hours. I think of what each          been set so high that the lines      the credit card, the noise of the     information pointing out that:         and would die if they didn’t re-
day’s needs are. What are            in the classes within society are    technical toys, and the excess            •IARC’s analysis was flawed.       ceive.
the needs of my five kids and        now wide. It deems the ques-         we could easily live without. It      When the palest individuals who             This list means nothing
their extended families? What        tion, “are we all really living?”    will take faith to focus simply on    cannot tan (called Skin Type I         more than SUNBURN is harm-
are the needs of my husband?         It is then by examining what         what is “real” and what matters       – people who are not allowed to        ful. There’s no research sug-
                                                                          the most to us. Where this new        tan in North American tanning          gesting that non-burning expo-
                                                                          point in time is taking us is both    facilities) were removed from          sure is harmful.
                                                                          challenging, and hard, holding        the IARC data set, there was                Many of the parties pro-
                                                                          in it the scary measure that the      no increase in risk for the group      moting this list have ties to the
                                                                          past is just that, forever writ-      being studied.                         $35 billion sunscreen industry,

                   Reminder!                                              ten in antiquity, and its lessons
                                                                          along with it. But now is a also
                                                                                                                    • In fact, 18 of 22 studies on
                                                                                                                this topic show no statistically
                                                                                                                                                       which wants you to over-use
                                                                                                                                                       their product.
                                                                          a point in time when we can           signficant relationship between             Saying that ultraviolet light
                                                                          demand from our lives brutal          indoor tanning and melanoma            causes skin cancer and there-

                                                                          honesty in how we live it from        – including the largest and most       fore should be avoided is
                               Call Schraer                               now on.                               recent study.                          just like saying water causes

                               Heating and                                                                          Ignoring conflicting informa-      drowning and therefore should

                                                                                                                tion in the publication of a report    be avoided. You need water in
                                 Cooling                                                                        and elevating your conclusion          order to live and survive – just
                                 Today!!                                                                        without bringing confounding           as you need ultraviolet light in
                                For Spring                                    adVeRtiSe                         information to light constitutes       order to live and survive.
                                Clean and                                                                       academic fraud. This report                 By including UV light on
                                  Check                                       todaY!                            presents no new data, ignores          a list of carcinogens without
                                                                              Call                              confounding information and            making the statement clear that
                                                                                                                attempts to reach a new con-           overexposure, and not mere
                                                                              314-713-2400                      clusion with no new informa-           exposure, is the danger, the
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   Obituaries                                                                                                   THE FOCUS NEWS           Friday, August 7, 2009        Page 12

         Paul emerson               as a sheet metal worker and re-     Straube.                                 Robert “Bob”                   his parents-in-law, Jerry and
            Masker                  tired from there in 1988. John          Funeral services were held           donnelly, Jr.                  Judy Wagner of Elsberry; his
                                    was an active church member         on Saturday, August 1, 2009             Funeral services for Robert     sister-in-law, Angie Harris and
    Paul Emerson Masker, age
                                    serving as a sponsor of the         at Pitman Funeral Home in           Raymond “Bob” Donnelly, Jr.         her husband, Joe, of Elsberry;
78, of Wentzville, MO, died on
                                    CYC and was a member of the         Warrenton, MO. Visitation was       of Elsberry, MO will be held at     nieces and nephews: Christo-
July 29, 2009 at 4:25 p.m. at his
                                    St. Mary’s Parish Council in        held on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m.     2:00 p.m. Monday, August 3,         pher and Carissa Schaeffer,
home. He was born on Janu-
                                    Hawk Point.                         at the funeral home.                2009 at Carter-Ricks Funeral        and Bradley and Natalie Harris;
ary 29, 1931 in Sussex, NJ, to
                                        John is survived by his lov-        Memorials are suggested         Home in Elsberry. Rev. David        several aunts, uncles, cous-
Charles Ross Masker and Sar-
                                    ing wife: Rita Tobin of Hawk        to Warren County Ambulance          Rubemeyer, pastor of the Els-       ins, other relatives and many
ah Adelaide (nee VanAuken)
                                    Point, Missouri; five sons: Denis   District or Odyssey Hospice in      berry First Baptist Church, will    friends.
Masker. He was an Air Wor-
                                    Tobin of Hawk Point, Missouri,      care of Pitman Funeral Home,        officiate with burial in Elsberry       Visitation will be held from
thineess Investigator for the
                                    Lawrence Tobin and wife Rose        P.O. Box 126, Warrenton, MO         City Cemetery. Serving as pall-     4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, Au-
Federal Aviation Administration
                                    of Warrenton, Missouri, Joseph      63383.                              bearers will be Mike Donnelly,      gust 2, 2009 at Carter-Ricks
in St. Louis. He worked for the
                                    Tobin and wife Judy of Foristell,                                       Joe Harris, Matt Harden, Duane      Funeral Home in Elsberry. Me-
FAA for 23 years. He was a                                                             laura M.
                                    Missouri, Jerome Tobin and                                              Gitteimier, Brian Upton and Rob     morials may be made to the
fixed wing and helicopter pilot.
After his retirement, he restored   wife Denise of Indianapolis, In-                    dove                Mills; honorary pallbearers will    family of Bob Donnelly in care
                                    diana and John Tobin of Troy,                                           be Matt Lorenz, Jake Donnelly,      of Carter-Ricks Funeral Home,
windmills as a hobby. He was
                                    Missouri; one daughter: Mary                                            Jordan Donnelly, Brad Harris        107 South Fifth Street, Elsber-
a member of St. John’s United                                               Laura M. Dove, age 85, of
                                    Smith and husband Gene of                                               and Chris Schaeffer.                ry, MO 63343. Online condo-
Church of Christ in Cappeln and                                         Warrenton, MO, died on July
                                    Warrenton, Missouri; one sis-                                               Mr. Donnelly, 42, passed        lences may be made at www.
a member of Wentzville Ameri-                                           30, 2009 at her home. She
                                    ter: Cathy; six grandchildren,                                          away Friday afternoon, July 31,
can Legion Post #323.                                                   was born on January 21, 1924
                                    one great-grandchild and many                                           2009 surrounded by his family
    He is survived by his wife,                                         in Cumberland County, KY, to
Barbara Masker of Wentzville,       friends. John was preceded in
                                                                        William T. and Cora Etta (nee       at his home near Elsberry. Born      Raymond H. Moritz
                                    death by his parents and one                                            October 25, 1966 in St. Louis,          Raymond H. Moritz, age
MO; two sons, Wayne Masker                                              Riddle) Crawford. She was a
                                    sister.                                                                 MO, he was the son of Robert        97, of Marthasville, MO, died
of Wentzville, MO; and Dale and                                         homemaker and a member of
                                        Friends will be received                                            Raymond and Barbara Bryon           on July 30, 2009 at 3:50 a.m.
wife Oleta Masker of Barry, IL;                                         St. Johns Lutheran Church.
                                    from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on                                          Donnelly. He was a 1985 grad-       at his home. He was born on
one brother, James E. Masker                                                She is survived by two sons,
                                    Friday, July 31, 2009 at KEM-                                           uate of McCluer High School in      March 16, 1912 in Augusta,
of Andover, NJ; and four grand-                                         Kenneth E. Dove of Wright City,
                                    PER-MARSH-MILLARD Fam-                                                  St. Louis. He was united in mar-    MO, to Ernest R. and Louise A.
children.                                                               MO; Vincent and wife Connie
                                    ily Funeral Home / Hawk Point                                           riage on November 14, 1992 in       (nee Harbicht) Moritz. He was
    He was preceded in death                                            Dove of Scottsdale, PA; two
                                    Chapel. Funeral services will be                                        St. Louis to Tonya Elaine Wag-      a farmer.
by his parents, Charles and                                             daughters, Rosetta Jones of
                                    held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday,                                         ner. Their home was blessed             He is survived by two sons,
Sarah Masker; and one brother,                                          Warrenton, MO; Rita l. and hus-
                                    August 1, 2009 at St. Mary’s                                            with two sons, Jake and Jor-        Paul R. Moritz of Marthasville,
Charles Masker.                                                         band J.R. Ricker of Wright City,
                                    Catholic Church in Hawk Point.                                          dan. He was employed for sev-       MO; and Raymond J. and wife
    Funeral services were held                                          MO; one brother, Joseph R.
                                    Officiating will be Father Frank                                        eral years as a concrete truck      Linda Moritz of Washington,
on Tuesday, August 4, 2009                                              and wife Helen Crawford of Jer-
                                    Kroeninger. Interment will be                                           driver for Schreiter Redi-Mix in    MO; six grandchildren; and ten
at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Unit-                                          seyville, IL; nine grandchildren;
                                    held in St. Mary’s Cemetery.                                            O’Fallon, MO, leaving for health    great-grandchildren.
ed Church of Christ in Cap-                                             12 great-grandchildren; three
                                    Expressions of sympathy may                                             reasons in September, 2008.             He was preceded in death
peln, MO. Visitation was held                                           great-great grandchildren.
                                    be made to the Masses, Catho-                                           Active in the community, he         by his parents, Ernest R. and
on Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at                                               She was preceded in death
                                    lic Charities or the Bishop’s                                           was formerly a member of the        Louise A. Moritz; his wife, Fran-
Pitman Funeral Home in Wen-                                             by her husband, George Dove;
                                    Relief Fund. In care of Kem-                                            Elsberry Volunteer Fire Depart-     ces Moritz; one son, Arthur V.
tzville. Rev. Devin Jones offici-                                       her parents, Cora and William
                                    per-Marsh-Millard Family Fu-                                            ment, and has recently worked       Moritz; and four brothers, Harry
ated. Burial was in St. John’s                                          Crawford; four brothers and
                                    neral Chapel, 41 Farm Lane,                                             on the Page Branch Park Com-        E. Moritz; Herbert J. Moritz;
UCC Cemetery in Cappeln.                                                three sisters.
                                    Hawk Point, MO 63349. Online                                            mittee in Elsberry. He was a        Lester W. Moritz; and Elmer H.
    Memorials are suggested to                                              Funeral services were held
                                    condolences may be made at                                              member of the Elsberry First        Moritz.
St. John’s UCC Building Fund                                            on Monday, August 3, 2009 at
                                                                      Baptist Church.                         Funeral services were held
or Community Loving Care Hos-                                           11 a.m. at St. Johns Lutheran
                                    Ph.(636) 338-4375                                                           He was preceded in death        on Monday, August 3, 2009
pice in care of Pitman Funeral                                          Church in Warrenton. Visitation
Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentz-                                              was held on Sunday from 2 to 4      by his father, Robert Donnelly.     at 10 a.m. at Pitman Funeral
                                                                                                                                                Home in Augusta. Visitation
ville, MO 63385. Share your                          Billy              p.m. at Pitman Funeral Homm             Survivors include his be-
condolences and memories at                                             e in Warrenton. Rev. Jeremy         loved wife of 16 years, Tonya       was held on Sunday from 2 to 5
                                                    lange                                                   Donnelly of Elsberry; and two       p.m. at the funeral home. Rev.                                              Klaustermeier officiated. Burial
                                                                        was in St. Charles Memorial         sons: Jake Donnelly and Jor-        Glenn Davis officiated. Burial
                                                                        Gardens.                            dan Donnelly, both of Elsber-       was in Augusta City Cemetery.
   John lee tobin                               Billy Lange, age            Memorials are suggested to      ry. He also leaves his mother,          Memorials are suggested to
    John Lee Tobin, 80, en-                  86, of Wright City,                                            Barbara Donnelly of Dellwood,       St. Johns Hospice in care of Pit-
                                                                        American Diabetes Association
tered eternal life on Thursday,              MO, died on July 29,                                           MO; one brother, Michael Don-       man Funeral Home, P.O. Box
                                                                        or American Cancer Society in
July 30, 2009, at his residence              2009. He was born on                                           nelly of Florissant; one sister,    248, Wentzville, MO 63385.
                                                                        care of Pitman Funeral Home,
in Hawk Point, Missouri. Forti-     July 27, 1923 to William and                                            Colleen Schaeffer and her
                                                                        P.O. Box 126, Warrenton, Mo
fied with the Sacraments of the     Amanda (nee Walhaus) Lange.                                             husband, Chris, of O’Fallon;
Holy Mother Church. He was          He was a member of Imman-
born on September 5, 1928 in
St. Louis, Missouri, a son of
                                    uel U.C.C. in Wright City, MO,
                                    and Carpenters Local 3202,
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the late John Lee and Nora E.       Warrenton, MO. He served in
Conklin Tobin, Sr. On Septem-       World War II.                                              c                          -Our Family Serving Your Family-
ber 30, 1950, at St. Catherine         He is survived by his wife,

of Sienna Catholic Church he        Margaret (nee Koelln) Lange
was married to Rita Franz. To       of Wright City, MO; and many
this union six children: Denis,     nieces and nephews.
Lawrence, Joseph, Jerome,              He was preceded in death
John, and Mary were born.           by his parents, William and
    John was educated in the
St. Louis and University City
                                    Amanda Lange; three brothers,                   FUNERAL HOME
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                                    Harold Lange; Vernon Lange;
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           Bob Clubbs                us all a greater understanding        Betty Jane nelson                  seven grandchildren.                  Marvin P. Hasselfeld
                                     of what love is. Ryan will be our        Betty Jane Nelson, 80, of St.       He was preceded in death              Marvin P. Hasselfeld, age
                                     baby forever and his memory         Louis, died on July 18, 2009 at      by his wife, Santa Koester; and       87, of Katy, TX, died on August
    Bob Clubbs of O’Fallon,          will be with us forever. We will    her daughter’s home in Albany,       his father, Leo Koester, Sr.          1, 2009 at Christus St. Cath-
Missouri, died on Friday, July       celebrate his life here on earth,   Oregon.                                  Funeral services were held        erine Hospital in Katy, TX. He
31, 2009, at the age of 66.          but more so the Eternal Life he          Betty was born on January       on Thursday, August 6, 2009 at        was born on January 27, 1922
    Bob worked in automotive         now has in Heaven. He is full       16, 1929 in Pendleton, MO to         10 a.m. at St.. Theodore Catho-       in Troy, MO, William A. and Eva
parts for over 30 years at Dick      of life and vibrance, now more      Warren and Winnie Myers.             lic Church in Flint Hill, Mo. Visi-   Dunard Hasselfeld. He was a
Jones Lincoln-Mercury, Valley        than ever... He has a voice,        She graduated from Jonesburg         tation was held on Wednesday          supervisor in the telecommuni-
Ford, Fred Vollmer Ford, and         can breathe deeply, can move        High School in Jonesburg. On         from 4 to 8 p.m.a at Pitman           cations field.
Kribs Ford.                          freely and now has no limits.       December 28, 1947, she mar-          Funeral Home in Wentzville.               He is survived by one
    He was the devoted hus-          He has been renewed..               ried James B. Nelson.                Father Gary Vollmer officiated.       daughter, Joan and husband
band of Karen A. Clubbs (nee             We miss you Ryan and will            Betty epitomized the Ameri-     Burial was in St. Theodore            Ronald Biondo of and Katy, TX;
Smith); dear son of the late Earl    be patiently waiting for the day    can pioneer spirit of strength,      Cemetery.                             six grandchildren; and three
and the late Belvee Clubbs;          we are reunited.                    determination, character, in-            Memorials are suggested to        great-grandchildren.
loving father of Tabatha (Philip)        Funeral services were held      telligence and perseverance.         American Diabetes Association             He was preceded in death
Wesley and Justin Clubbs; trea-      on Friday, July 31, 2009 at         She was a caring and loving          or American Heart Associa-            by his wife, Jean Hasselfeld;
sured grandfather of Jack Clark;     2:30 p.m. at First United Meth-     Christian who always served          tion in care of Pitman Funeral        two sons, Gary Hasselfeld and
dear brother, uncle, cousin, and     odist Church in St. Charles.        the needs of others before her       Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentz-            Randall Rasselfeld; one broth-
friend to many. He is preceded       Visitation was held from 12:30      own.                                 ville, MO 63385.                      er, William Hasselfeld; and his
in death by his brother, Charles     until the time of the service at         Betty is survived by her                                              parents, William and Eva Has-
Clubbs.                              the church. Burial was in St.       husband of 61 years, James                   Ruby irene                    selfeld.
    Funeral services were held
on Tuesday, August 4 at 10
                                     Charles Memorial Gardens.           B. Nelson of St. Louis; her                  eikel-Finke                       Funeral services will be held
                                         Memorials may be made in        children, James W. Nelson                Mrs. Ruby Irene Eikel-Finke,      on Friday, August 7, 2009 at 10
a.m. at Baue Funeral and Me-         lieu of flowers in Ryan’s Memo-     and wife, Susie of Fenton, MO                                              a.m. at Pitman Funeral Home
                                                                                                              age 87, of Jonesburg, Missouri,
morial Center Chapel followed        ry to Families of SMA c/o Baue      and Linda and husband, Joe                                                 in Wentzville. Visitation was
                                                                                                              passed away Monday, August
by a burial ceremony at Jef-         Funeral Home, 3950 West Clay,       Haralson of Albany, OR; three                                              held on Thursday from 4 to 8
                                                                                                              3, 2009, at Frene Valley Health
feron Barracks National Cem-         St. Charles, Missouri 63301.        grandchildren: Jacob Nelson                                                p.m. at the funeral home. Burial
                                                                                                              Center, Hermann, Missouri.
etery. Visitation was held on                                            and Emily and Jamie Haralson;                                              will be in Troy City Cemetery in
Monday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the            Ruth Schaefer                  her brother, John B. Myers of
                                                                                                                  Mrs. Finke was born in
                                         Ruth Elizabeth Schaefer,                                             Americus, Missouri on Novem-          Troy, MO.
funeral home.                                                            Warrenton.                                                                     Memorials are suggested to
                                     80, of High Hill, passed away                                            ber 15, 1921, the daughter of
    Memorials may be made to                                                  A memorial service and                                                American Heart Association in
                                     at 7:10 A.M., Friday, July 31,                                           the late Elbert Tobe and Agnes
the St. Charles County Humane                                            celebration of life will be held                                           care of Pitman Funeral Home,
                                     2009 at Golden Living Center/                                            (Korman) Maddox. She was
Society.                                                                 at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday,                                                 909 Pitman Ave., Wentzville,
                                     Gamma Road Lodge in Wells-                                               married to Wilfred Eikel on Oc-
                                                                         August 1, 2009 at Kirk of the        tober 11, 1939, he preceded her       MO 63385.
 Ryan Michael Hawn                   ville, where she had resided
                                                                         Hills in St. Louis, West County.     in death on July 22, 1977. She
    Ryan Michael Hawn of St          since January 21, 2009.
                                         Visitation was held from
                                                                         Graveside services will be held      then remaried to George Finke,            William Joseph
Charles, Missouri, died on
Tuesday, July 28, 2009 at the        2:00 - 3:00 P.M., with the Fu-
                                                                         at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, Au-        they were married on October                armstrong
                                                                         gust 1, 2009 in the Jonesburg        15, 1983, he also preceeds her             Mr. William Joseph Arm-
age of six months and one day.       neral Service at 3:00 P.M.,
                                                                         City Cemetery in Jonesburg.          in death. She was a member            strong, 53, of Hermann, Mis-
    He was born on January 27,       Sunday, August 2, 2009 at
                                                                              Memorial contributions may      of St. John’s United Church of        souri, passed away Wednes-
2009 in St. Louis, MO.               the Myers Funeral Home in
                                                                         be made to Evergreen Hospice         Christ, High Hill, Missouri and       day, August 5th, 2009 at
    He was the loving son of         Wellsville. Rev. Don Deeker
                                                                         and Mennonite Village in Alba-       she was a homemaker.                  Hermann Area District Hospi-
Christopher M. and Jennifer          officiated. Mrs. Vivian Updyke
                                                                         ny, OR, the Kingdom House or             She is survived by her chil-      tal.
L. Hawn, cherished brother of        served as organist. Burial was
                                                                         the American Heart Association       dren, daughter, Alice Little &             Mr. Armstrong was born in
Charlotte Ann Hawn; adored           in Wellsville Cemetery. Serv-
                                                                         in St. Louis, MO.                    husband Bill of Mexico, Mis-          Washington, Missouri on De-
grandson of Valorie Davidson,        ing as pallbearers will be Dave
                                                                              “We know that all things        souri, son Harvey Eikel of New        cember 6, 1955, the son of the
Stephen Davidson, Stephen            Beyes, Jim Fry, Tom Harlan,
                                                                         work together for good for those     Florence, son Vernon Eikel &          late Joseph Arthur and Eleanor
and Teresa Hawn, and Great-          Terry Lewelling, Paul Oliver
                                                                         who love God, who are called         wife Marilyn of Martinsburg,          (Pinkcomb) Armstrong. He was
Grandson of Pauline and Ron-         and Mike Templeman.
                                                                         according to his purpose.” - Ro-     Missouri, daughter Charleen           the husband of Trudy (Eggert)
ald Pool, Orlie and Iona Da-             Ms. Schaefer was born on
                                                                         mans 8:28                            Watson & husband Ray of Her-          Armstrong, they were married
vidson and Clara Crutchfield;        September 22, 1928, in Mexi-
                                                                              Local arrangements were         mann, daughter Shelly Van             on October 26, 1985 at Berger,
beloved nephew, cousin, and          co, Missouri, a daughter of Emil
                                                                         made with Harding Funeral            Booven & husband Danny of             MO. She survives in Hermann.
god son.                             Robert and Edna May Earnst
                                                                         Home, Jonesburg, MO. Con-            Portland, Missouri, son Rodney             He is also survived by his
    Ryan was a playful little boy.   Schaefer.
                                                                         dolences to the family may be        Eikel & special friend Ruth Ann       two children Justin & Sarah
Some of his favorite activities          Ruth was a 1947 gradu-
                                                                         made at           Mistler of Lake Ozark, Missouri,      Armstrong of Hermann, a
were “dancing” with Mom and          ate of Jonesburg High School.
                                     She continued her education,                                             two step-sons Kenny Finke &           brother Arthur Armstrong of
Dad, being sung to while help-
                                     graduating from Central Meth-           leo “Sonny” l.                   wife Anita of Montgomery City         Hermann, a special cousin
ing him move his arms and legs,
playing with his sister, Char-       odist College in Fayette in 1951         koester, Jr.                    and Leroy Finke & wife Brenda         John H. Armstrong of Warren-
                                     with a Bachelor of Science              Leo “Sonny” L. Koester, Jr.,     of Jonesburg and by 11 grand-         ton, Missouri, his mother-in-
lotte, and playing with his toys
                                     Degree Ms. Schaefer was a           age 64, of Wentzville, MO, died      children, 10 great grandchildren      law Norma Eggert of Berger
in his bouncy chair. He loved to
                                     school teacher at Corder, Con-      on August 1, 2009 at St. Louis       and many step grandchildren.          and many cousins, aunts and
smile and raise his eyebrows
                                     cordia and Union, Missouri,         University Hospital in St. Louis,        She is preceded in death by       uncles. He attended Hermann
to anyone who was near and
                                     teaching business classes.          MO. He was born on August 13,        her parents, her two husbands,        United Methodist Church and
was always looking around the
                                     She retired in 1985.Ruth loved      1944 in St. Louis, MO, to Leo L.     by two sons Stanley & Lloyd           was a lifetime member of
room, paying close attention to
                                     reading books, magazines and        Koester, Sr. and Mildred (nee        Eikel, a sister Marinda Over-         NRA.
who was talking and what was
                                     newspapers. She enjoyed eat-        Teson) Koester. He was an            kamp and two brothers Walter               He was a dairy farmer. In
happening. He never missed a
                                     ing out, especially at Maggie’s     operation manager. He was a          Maddox and Johnny Maddox in           2002 he went to work for Stone
thing. If you looked into Ryan’s
                                     Cafe and Linda’s Restaurant in      member of St. Theodore Cath-         infancy.                              Hill Winery as a maintenance
eyes, you could see the strength
                                     New Florence.                       olic Church in Flint Hill, MO and        Funeral Services will be          mechanic.
of his spirit and the depth of his
                                         She is survived by her cous-    a member of Missouri Haflinger       held at Toedtmann & Grosse                 Funeral Services will be
wisdom, even at such a young
                                     in, Phil English, and his wife,     Association. He served in the        Funeral Home, Hermann, Mis-           held at Toedtmann & Grosse
                                     Cindy, of Jefferson City; good      United States Army.                  souri at 10:00 a.m. on Thurs-         Funeral Home, Hermann, Mis-
    In the time he was with us,
                                     friends, Tom and Rachel Har-            He is survived by his mother,    day, Aug. 6th, with Rev. Darrel       souri at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday,
his life impacted countless oth-
                                     lan, of High Hill and Terry and     Mildred Koester of Hazelwood,        Deeker officiating. Visitation        August 8th.
ers. We have been told by many
                                     Sharon Lewelling, of High Hill;     MO; two sons, Robert Koester         will be Wednesday from 4:00                Visitation will be Friday 4:00
that he has made them appreci-
                                     in addition to several cousins.     of Swansea, IL; and Michael          to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann &           to 8:00 p.m. at Toedtmann &
ate their own blessings. He has
                                         Ruth was preceded in death      Koester of St. Peters, MO; two       Grosse Funeral Home, Her-             Grosse Funeral Home, Her-
also helped raise awareness
                                     by her parents, Emil Robert and     daughters, Tammy Wooden of           mann, Missouri. Burial will be at     mann, Missouri. Burial will be
about Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
                                     Edna May Schaefer.                  Wentzville; and Elaine Wood of       Liberty Cemetery, Big Spring,         at Loutre Island Cemetery,
    Ryan is in Heaven, waiting
                                         Memorials are suggested to      Bethalto, IL; two brothers, Da-      Missouri.                             McKittrick, Missouri.
and watching over our family.
                                     Golden Living Center/Gamma          vid Koester of Florissant, MO;           Memorials may be given                 Memorials may be given to
He has always been God’s an-
                                     Road Lodge c/o Myers Funeral        and David Koester of Floris-         to Liberty Cemetery, AmHeart          Hermann U.M.C. or Hermann
gel, lent to us here on earth for
                                     Home 203 East Bates Street          sant; two sisters, Diane Cottet      Hospice or St. John’s U.C.C,          Area Crusade Against Cancer
such a short while but for such
                                     Wellsville, Missouri 63384.         of St. Peters, MO; and Nancy         High Hill C/O Toedtmann &             C/O Toedtmann-Grosse Fu-
a huge purpose. He has given
                                                                         Wolfmeyer of Florissant; and         Grosse Funeral Home.                  neral Home.
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               John l.               2009 at 8 p.m. at Pitman Fu-           Memorials are suggested
              VanHoose               neral Home in Wentzville. Visi-    to American Heart Associa-
                                     tation was held from 4 to 8 p.m.   tion c/o Pitman Funeral Home,
    John L. VanHoose, age 83,
                                     at the funeral home. Burial was    P.O. Box 248, Wentzville, MO
of Wentzville, MO, died on Au-
                                     in National Cemetery at Jef-       63385. Share your memories
gust 5, 2009 at 5 a.m. at Del-
                                     ferson Barracks, MO. Russell       and condolences online at
mar Gardens in Ballwin, MO.
                                     Melton, Jr. officiated.  
He was born on August 5, 2009
to John H. and Velma E. (nee
Byers) VanHoose. He served
in the United States Army. He
was a truck driver and a mem-
ber of Yellow Freight Team-
sters Local 600, Wentzville
VFW Post 5327, Wentzville
American Legion Post 323.
    He is survived by his wife,
Mary “Evelyn” VanHoose of
Wentzville, MO; one son, John
Steven and Karen VanHoose
of St. Peters, MO; four grand-
children; and five great-grand-
    He is preceded in death by
his parents, John and Velma
Van Hoose; and two brothers,         archery...ContinUed FRoM FRont
Donald and Joe VanHoose.                                                best selling bows we always
    Funeral services will be held    est arrows. We have increased
                                     our product line this year. We     have in stock. There has been
on Saturday, August 8, 2009                                             tremendous strides made in
at 10 a.m. at Pitman Funeral         carry Hoyt, Mathews, Mission,
                                     Rytera, Parker, Easton, Fuse,      bow-hunting technology in the
Home in Wentzville. Visitation                                          last few years and these bows
will be held on Friday from 4        AP, True Fire and Tru-Ball bow
                                     hunting equipment.                 are the culmination of those
to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.                                          advances. They are light, ex-
Rev. Lloyd Hackbarth will of-            “Our new bow this year that
                                     is making waves is the Rytera      tremely fast, super accurate                                   Charlie Wager
ficiate. Burial will be in Eternal                                      and very durable,” he added.
Peace Cemetery in Wentzville.        Alien-X from Martin. It is rated
                                     IBO 340 fps with a 31.5” axle           Big Creek’s prompt service
    Memorials are suggested                                             and unbeatable price has been
to POW c/o Pitman Funeral            to axle length, 7” brace height
                                     and variable draw weights. This    the mainstay in their business.
Home, P.O. Box 248, Wentz-                                              The wealth of knowledge of a
ville, MO 63385-0248. Share          bow is so impressive that I am
                                     shooting this bow myself this      lifelong bow-hunter like Tom
your condolences and memo-                                              is of great value for young and
ries at www.pitmanfuneral-           season. Ultra speed, with ab-
                                     solutely ZERO shock, makes         old hunters alike. “We provide                                                               everything a bow hunter or an
                                     Alien-X one of the smoothest
                                     shooting bows and truly amaz-      archer needs to outfit their bow.
   anita g. Fluchel                  ing design makes this bow          We not only sell and install the
    Anita G. Fluchel, age 84, of                                        gear but can perform repairs,
                                     stand out from the crowd. With
Wentzville, MO, died on August                                          tune ups and general bow
                                     real IBO speed of 330 to 340
4, 2009 at her home. She was                                            maintenance,” Tom said.
                                     FPS and Hybrix Duo Cam Sys-
born on August 4, 1925 in Ber-                                               Big Creek is also a dealer of
                                     tem this 3.5 lb bow has a great
trand, MO, to Charles T. and                                            Trophy Rock, a nutritional sup-
                                     smooth draw. Rytera Alien-X is
Irene M. (nee Parker) Melton                                            plement that contains over 50
                                     extremely light and strong. Ry-
She was a homemaker and a                                               minerals that provide balance to
                                     teras run $699 and is an excel-
member of First Baptist Church                                          an animal’s diet. “Trophy Rock
                                     lent bow for the money,” said                                           Josh Hill of New Florence, a customer of the shop, will be filming
of Lake St. Louis, MO.                                                  is a naturally harvested mineral     video for 2009 season of Larry Woodward’s television show,
                                     Tom Elmore.
    She is survived by two sons,                                        salt rock that allows deer to        Outdoors in the Heartland
                                         Big Creek Archery has an
John and wife Michele Fluchel                                           reach their potential body and
                                     extensive range of bows to fit                                          of their customers.
of St. Charles, MO; Jeffrey and                                         antler size. These minerals are                                          the season opener September
                                     any size or expertise level of                                              It is often envious to watch
wife Michelle Fluchel of Flint                                          not just beneficial, they are cru-                                       15th. Tom thanked his wife An-
                                     archer or hunter.                                                       these two avid hunters getting
Hill, MO; three daughters, Jan-                                         cial to deer health,” said Tom.                                          nette who co-owns the shop
                                         “We carry several different                                         to do what they love in life. But
ice Stahlschmidt of St. Charles,                                             The Troy bow shop is not                                            with him for her relentless sup-
                                     sizes and types of bows from                                            their passion also lies in help-
MO; Judith and husband Scott                                            only stocked with top of the line                                        port and also thanked Charlie
                                     the beginner to enthusiast to                                           ing others share some of the
Firebaugh of Wentzville; Jill                                           archery equipment but it also                                            for his dedication. “I would like
                                     professional level and for ev-                                          joys of outdoors that they have
Luebbert of High Point, MO;                                             houses an eleven lane indoor                                             to thank all our customers for
                                     ery budget. What sets us apart                                          come to experience in their ar-
one brother, Russell Melton of                                          archery range where archers                                              making Big Creek Archery their
                                     from major retailers is that we                                         chery career.
St. Peters, MO; nine grandchil-                                         can practice their passion.                                              chosen bow shop. Come in and
                                     custom fit every bow we sell                                                “Charlie and I both enjoy
dren; and 12 great-grandchil-                                                Fueling the passion even                                            check out all the new models
                                     with your choice of accessories                                         every aspect of archery but
dren.                                                                   more is a picture board with                                             and practice your shooting skills
                                     and make sure you are able to                                           the single most enjoyable part
    She was preceded in death                                           numerous hero shots of Big                                               at our indoor archery range.
                                     shoot the bow well before you                                           of our work, we would agree
by her parents, Charles and                                             Creek’s customers with some                                              Leagues are forming soon for
                                     leave,” said Tom.                                                       would be introducing the little
Irene Melton; her husband,                                              the biggest deer pictures that                                           this year. Good luck this sea-
                                         “The new Mathews Reezen,                                            ones to archery. Teaching the
John Fluchel; and one brother,                                          anyone is likely to come across.                                         son, hope you get a big one,”
                                     Monster and the Hyperlite, the                                          young archers new skills is
Earl Melton.                                                            New clients come in and stand                                            concluded Tom.
                                     new Hoyt Alphamax, and Mis-                                             most rewarding. Large part of
    Funeral services were held                                          in awe in front of the display.                                              Big Creek Archery is located
                                     sion’s Eliminator are some the                                          our business is listening to our
on Wednesday, August 12,                                                The questions they ask Tom                                               at 32 Professional Parkway in
                                                                        and Charlie are always the           customers’ issues and helping       Troy. To get there, take South

    Ingersoll chapel                                                    same; when, where, how and           them solve those issues. We         Lincoln Drive from Hwy 47 or
                                                                        with what did these hunters          enjoy getting the right bow fit-    Hwy 61 to Business Park Drive
                                                                        harvest their trophy deer.           ted to a person and having a        and left on Professional Park-
                     for fUNErAL & CrEMATIoN SErVICES                        Charlie Wager is Tom’s          new customer walk come in our       way and Big Creek Archery is
                                                                        right hand man. An eleven year       doors and leaving more confi-       located next to the Animal Hos-
                         211 Boone St., Troy, MO 63379                                                       dent of their skills and equip-
                                                                        veteran of the archery industry                                          pital.
                      •Advanced Funeral Planning                                                             ment than ever,” Tom said.
                                                                        with vast experience in archery                                              They are open 8 am to 6 pm
                      •Transfer Plans from other funeral homes                                                   Tom and Charlie wanted to
                                                                        sales and technical service;                                             Tuesday to Saturday and can
                          636-462-CARE                                  Charlie is an accomplished ar-
                                                                        cher with many accolades of
                                                                                                             invite bow hunters and archers
                                                                                                             to visit Big Creek Archery and
                                                                                                                                                 be contacted at 636-528-5397
                                                                                                                                                 and on the web at www.big-                                        his own. He is a true profes-
                                                                        sional who takes excellent care
                                                                                                             let them help choose the right
                                                                                                             equipment to get ready for
  News                                                                                                                    THE FOCUS NEWS              Friday, August 7, 2009         Page 1

 From My                                                                     Christ superseded the Law of
                                                                             gravity. His experience offers
                                                                                                                     by love. That is what God de-
                                                                                                                     sires of each of us. From the
                                                                                                                                                              cooperate with the Spirit. What
                                                                                                                                                              a liberating concept!
                                                                                                                                                                  Christians      consistently

                                                                             us insights into the Christian          starting point of willing obedi-
                                                                             life.                                   ence, he is able to bear fruit           walking in the Spirit have the
                                                                                  Just as the law of gravity,        in our life. Yes, we will still fall     potential to have the peace of
                                                                             other laws, the law of sin, in-         occasionally; but despite us, he         God--that quiet sustaining rest
                                       gizing our new nature. Thus,          tact and yet can supersede re-          will work in us and through us           in him.
                                       the law of the Spirit supersedes      mains and death remains intact          because our heart is willing to
                                       the Law of sin and death.             in the life of the Christian. The
                                                 The law of Gravity is a
                                       constant. What goes up must
                                                                             old nature hangs on. However,
                                                                             the law of the Spirit is able to        is Your Home only
                                                                                                                     insured for $5k?
                                       come down. Yet physicist has          supersede that law of sin and
                                       discovered another law that           death. It is a moment-by-mo-
                                       can supersede the law of grav-        ment thing. Constantly and
                                       ity, if you have ever ridden on       consistently, we must walk in           CONTINUED FROM PAGE 11
                                       an airplane, you know what it         dependence on the Spirit. We                                                     cial, Legislative and Executive
                                                                                                                     your Missouri General Assem-
                                       is, the law of aerodynamics.          have to say to ourselves, “Oh                                                    branches of government than
                                                                                                                     bly (
By: Dorothy Lawson                     The fact that a jetliner is able to   wretched creature that I am! I                                                   you are in what sports celebri-
                                                                                                                     know that you are interested in
    Romans 8”2-3                       take off, climb, maintain a curs-     cannot do this alone. There is                                                   ties do to enhance their game
                                                                                                                     meaningful reform of an indus-
    Victory is ours!                   ing altitude thousands of feet        no way by myself that I will ever                                                performances!
                                                                                                                     try out of control, the insurance
    Jesus promised his disci-          above the earth, and achieve          know the sweet taste of victo-                                                       A special note from Joe
                                                                                                                     industry! Let them know that
ples, in the last statements he        a controlled descent, is proof        ry. It’ll only come as the Spirit                                                Caulfield; understand that the
                                                                                                                     you are interested in legislation
made recorder in scripture that        positive that the law of aerody-      of God is allowed to empower                                                     simulations of experiences as
                                                                                                                     that will protect Missouri’s Insur-
“you shall receive power when          namics supersedes the law of          my new nature and supersede                                                      relayed in these articles are
                                                                                                                     ance Buying Public. Let them
the Holy Spirit is come upon           gravity. Notice that the word s       the old.” The moment we take                                                     composites of actual claims
                                                                                                                     know that you are not interest-
you” (Acts 1:8 NASB). The Holy         supersede. The law of aerody-         our eyes off Christ, and grieve                                                  that have been my experience
                                                                                                                     ed in “Bag Bills” that will fill their
Spirit had been present among          namics does not nullify the law       or quench the Spirit, the law of                                                 during a 43 year career. They
                                                                                                                     political war chests, but rather
the early believers, but would         of gravity; open the hatch on an      the old nature takes over. Slice                                                 should never be construed as
                                                                                                                     meaningful legislation that will
become resident within them on         airplane in mid-flight and step       Peter, we sink in the waves in-                                                  a road map of what you should
                                                                                                                     protect your investments and
the day of Pentecost. Why did          outside if you do not believe         stead of riding the crest of vic-                                                do in a particular instance. Cir-
                                                                                                                     your family’s futures.
the disciples need to “receive         me. You will discover immedi-         tory.                                                                            cumstances differ from claim to
                                                                                                                         Let your Governor and
power”? It was for energizing          ately that the law of gravity is           Knowing God’s is an essen-                                                  claim and should you ever find
                                                                                                                     President know that you want
their new nature to victory! God       still intact--although you will not   tial part of the growth process of                                               yourself looking at an encoun-
                                                                                                                     judges that are not political
chose to allow us the privilege,       be for long.                          becoming Christike, but learn-                                                   ter with Big Boy Cheatum, you
                                                                                                                     hacks rewarded for their past
the free will of choosing to re-            The apostle Peter could          ing to daily, hourly, minute-by-                                                 should immediately seek the
                                                                                                                     loyalties and really the choices
spond to Him in obedience and          tell us volumes about the law         minute, walk in the power of                                                     counsel of an attorney of your
                                                                                                                     of special interest groups that
love, He will never violate that       of gravity (Matthew 14:22 ff).        God’s Spirit is crucial as well.                                                 choice and proceed with that
                                                                                                                     advance their nominations.
free will. We can choose not           According to the law of gravity       It’s how we prove ourselves to                                                   counsel and your best judg-
                                                                                                                     Let your government know
to accept Christ and therefore         when a man steps off a boat           be themselves” (James 1:22                                                       ment!
                                                                                                                     that you are more interested
go to hell if we want. Moreover,       onto water with nothing to buoy       NASB).                                                                               (Editors Note: Joe Caulfield
                                                                                                                     in drug testing elected offi-
after we receive Christ, we            him up, he is going to sink.               Spiritual maturity is a choice.                                             is a 43 year veteran of consum-
                                                                                                                     cials, judges, lawyers and other
can choose to live a defeated          Peter stepped off a boat and          Yes, it involves knowledge of                                                    er advocacy, Past President
                                                                                                                     public servants that oversee
Christian life if we want. What        walked across the water toward        the Scriptures. It involves regu-                                                and Co-founder of the Con-
                                                                                                                     your tax dollars, and your fate,
God desires is to receive the          the Lord Jesus Christ. As long        lar communication with God in                                                    sumers Insurance Information
                                                                                                                     rather than the kids that work at
glory from that free will, which       as he kept his mind and heart         prayer. In addition, at least as                                                 Bureau, President and CEO of
                                                                                                                     Seven-Eleven. Let your regu-
chooses to receive his love and        on the Lord, Peter was okay.          important as these, it involves a                                                Joseph P. Caulfield & Associ-
                                                                                                                     latory agencies know that you
to experience the power of the         The moment his attention was          moment-by-moment decision to                                                     ates, Inc., Specializing in Loss
                                                                                                                     are more interested in monitor-
Spirit is fully capable of defeat-     diverted back to Jesus, he be-        focus on the things of the Spirit                                                Consulting for the Insurance
                                                                                                                     ing the increase in financial net
ing sin (Zechariah 4:6, timothy        gins to sink, “Lord save me,”         and not the things of the world,                                                 Buying Public’s Claims and
                                                                                                                     worth of the state, federal and
1:7).                                  he cried, one of the shortest         Individual rights, prerogatives,                                                 Chief Special Investigator for
                                                                                                                     Supreme Court Judges, elected
    As we approach Romans              prayers on record (14: 30).           and opinions diminish in impor-                                                  the CIAA (Coalition of Innocent
                                                                                                                     officials and other public ser-
8:2, we should realize the             His dId’nt have time for more!        tance when fellowship with and                                                   African Americans.) The stories
                                                                                                                     vants, than you are in auditing
theme under girding that verse         Moreover, when his gaze again         focus on God are constant.                                                       appearing are composite illus-
                                                                                                                     single moms that work as wait-
and the rest of the passage is         focused only on Jesus Christ,              Because of Christ’s death                                                   trations of what can happen to
                                                                                                                     resses while supporting their
the fat that we Christians must        and his hand was cradled in           and the presence of the Holy                                                     you, based on Joe’s actual case
                                                                                                                     children. Let your elected offi-
follow the principle of constant       the Master’s, Peter once more         Spirit, in his life, the believer his                                            files and experience. Any opin-
                                                                                                                     cials and public servants know
spiritual contact in our life. Ev-     walked on top pg the waves.           life, the believer is able to have                                               ions expressed are solely those
                                                                                                                     that you are more interested in
ery moment that passes, we             Peter’s faith in, and focus on,       and obedient heart motivated                                                     of the writer, Joe Caulfield.)
                                                                                                                     the moral integrity of the Judi-
have the privilege of delight-
ing our heavenly Father by
under the power of the Spirit,
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   Arts                   & Entertainment                                                                                THE FOCUS NEWS        Friday, August 7, 2009        Page 1

SCC Young People’s theatre to Hold open auditions
for “Halloween: the Musical”
                                                                                                                     Events Calendar
    The Young People’s The-           accompaniment CD. A dance                For more information about
atre at St. Charles Community         combination will also be taught.         auditions and fees associated
College will hold auditions at        Youths must be accompanied               with YPT, call the SCC Depart-
8:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 29,          by a parent at the audition.             ment of Continuing Education         august 7
in the theater of the Donald D.           “Halloween: The Musical”             at 636-922-8316.                     10th Annual American Cancer Society of Lincoln County Re-
Shook Fine Arts Building on the       will be performed at 7 p.m. Fri-             St. Charles Community            lay for Life, 6 p.m.. All proceeds to help the fight against can-
SCC campus. Auditions will be         day-Saturday, Oct. 16-17, and            College is a public, compre-         cer.
for the fall production of “Hal-      at 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday,               hensive two-year community
loween: The Musical.”                 Oct. 17-18, in the theater. Tick-        college with associate degrees       Midnight Volleyball Tournament to benefit the American Can-
    “Halloween: The Musical”          ets will go on sale Friday, Sept.        and certificate programs in the      cer Society’s Relay for Life of Lincoln County. (No alcohol is
was written by Sean Andrews,          25.                                      arts, business, sciences, and        allowed)
YPT assistant director and                SCC’s Young People’s The-            career-technical fields. SCC
choreographer. The thrills and        atre offers children and young           provides workforce training and
chills of Halloween come to life      adults ages 8-18 the opportuni-          community-based          personal
                                                                                                                    august 8
                                                                                                                    Free concert, Innsbrook Farmhouse Field, 7:30 p.m. Javier
in this upbeat musical celebra-       ty to learn all aspects of theater       and professional development
                                                                                                                    Mendoza will finish off the Summer Breeze Concert series
tion for the whole family.            production through a variety of          as well as cultural, recreational,
                                                                                                                    with some great Latin tunes.
    Roles are available for ac-       classes and participation in live        and entertainment opportuni-
tors ages 8-18. Those audition-       theater productions.                     ties. For more information, visit
                                                                                                                    Mary Silverberg, Author of “Reflections on Childhood Diabe-
ing should prepare 32 measures            For more information about 
                                                                                                                    tes” will be at Turning Pages on Main Bookstore in Troy from
of a Broadway repertoire song         the Young People’s Theatre
                                                                                                                    noon until 2pm to promote her book. If you have a child with
and bring sheet music or an           at SCC, visit
                                                                                                                    Diabetes or know someone who does please pass the word!

Saint louis art Museum announces                                                                                    august 10
august Family Sundays
                                                                                                                    Calvary Chapel VBS (Vacation Bible School “Crocodile Dock”
                                                                                                                    August 10-14 from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pre-K, Ages 4&5,
                                                                                                                    through 5th grade. Please call 636-528-5223 with any ques-
    The Saint Louis Art Mu-           mother Spider, the Great Thun-           became free to all. This fortu-      tions.
seum announces Family Sun-            derbird and other Plains Indian          nate circumstance continues
days: “Plains Indian Patterns,”       myths and legends.                       to foster the broadest possible      august 12
a program of art projects and             The Museum’s Family Sun-             access to the Museum’s ex-           Free Party in the Park, Dyer Park, Warrenton, 6:00 p.m. Food
tours for families each Sunday        days are supported by Macy’s.            traordinary collections, as well     for purchase, artists, crafts for the kids and other activities,
in August from 1:00 to 4:00               The Saint Louis Art Mu-              as a deep regard for the visual      musical performance. Bring blankets and chairs.
pm.                                   seum is Celebrating a Century            arts for generations of Museum
    Each week’s art activity          of Free Admission in 2009 with           visitors. For more details and a     Free Movies by Moonlight sponsored by the Troy Convention
is planned for all ages. Every        a month-long series of events            complete schedule of events,         and Visitors Bureau, next to the Super 8 Motel, Troy. Begins
Sunday at 2:30 pm, a lively 30-       in July. Founded in 1879 as              please call 314.721.0072 or          at dusk (approx. 8:45 p.m.), “The Bucket List.”
minute tour will guide families       a department of Washington               visit
through the Museum’s collec-          University, the Saint Louis Art              The Saint Louis Art Museum       august 13
tion and highlight pieces that        Museum moved into architect              is one of the nation’s leading       Crider Health Center and Molina Healthcare sponsor Appre-
inspired the art projects.            Cass Gilbert’s monumental                comprehensive art museums            ciation Event for Area Families, Wentzville Banquet Center
    Once a month the Fam-             central building from the Loui-          with collections that include        (at the Motel 6), Wentzville, 3 to 7 p.m. No cost. Event cel-
ily Sunday program features           siana Purchase Centennial Ex-            works of art of exceptional          ebrates National Health Week. Entertainment, children’s ac-
a special family performance,         hibition’s Palace of Fine Arts in        quality from virtually every cul-    tivities, health screenings, food and beverates. Bouncy house
film, or artist demonstration to      1906, following the fair. In 1907,       ture and time period. Areas of       for kids, special appearance by Molina mascot, “Dr. Cleo the
expand on the featured theme.         St. Louis voters approved a tax          notable depth include Oceanic        Cat.” Health screenings include cholesterol, diabetes, dental
On August 30, the Museum              to support the Museum, and in            art, pre-Columbian art, ancient      and blood pressure. Local businesses will provide informa-
welcomes storyteller Marilyn          1909, thanks to this generous            Chinese bronzes and Europe-          tional booths and giveaways.
Kinsella for stories of Grand-        public support, the Museum               an and American art of the late
                                                                                                                    august 15
                                                                                                                    Warren County Jaycess Mouse Races, Elks Lodge in Warren-

     learn to Carve on Clay
                                                                                                                    ton. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Race at 7:30 p.m. Beer included
                                                                                                                    with entry fee. Cash bar available. Feel free to bring snacks for
                                                                                                                    your table. Blackjack & Texas Holdem, door prizes, 50/50.

                                                                                                                    Free concert, Innsbrook Farmhouse Field, 7:30 p.m. Denise
                                                                                                                    Thimes will perform some mellow smooth jazz tunes. Bring

                                                                                                                    blankets & chairs.

                                                                                                                    Free Sunset Concert, Rotary Park, Wentzville, “Plastic,” an
      Mon. Aug. 10                                                                                                  80’s band. Enjoy this wooded, outdoor amphitheatre setting
                                                                                                                    as you listen to one of St. Louis’ most popular 80’s bands.
       6:30 pm                                                                                                      Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Concessions available.

    Call for class                                                                                                  PALS will have an adoption at the “Small Business Show” on
                                                                                                                    Saturday, August 15, 2009 at St. Stephen United Methodist
        space                                                                                                       Church in Troy. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

     636-528-4463                                                                                                   august 18
                                                                                                                    Free concert, Diekroeger Park, 7 p.m. Mystery band.

                                                                                                                    august 21
                                                                                                                    Downtown Troy Friday Night Stroll, Join the Troy Historic

        Car-Jo CeramiCs                                                                                             Downtown Business Assocation in celebrating summer! Fri-
                                                                                                                    day, August 21, 2009 (and every third Friday, June - Septem-
                                                                                                                    ber) from 9 a.m. until dark Downtown businesses will be open

                  & Pottery
                                                                                                                    late, and showing customer appreciation by providing music
                                                                                                                    and activities for you and your family to enjoy! The theme for
                                                                                                                    tonight is “Back to School”

           Shop Hours: Tues., Thurs., Fri. 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat. 9 a.m.til noon; Mon. & Wed. 7 p.m.-9 p.m.
                    180 E . C her r y St . Tro y 636-528-4463
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19th and 20th centuries, with        al and international partners.       throughout the day, or a $5         tions; windows, insulation and         the festival’s waste-line by re-
particular strength in 20th-cen-         Admission to the Saint           single-session ticket. Work-        weatherization; heating and            cycling and composting.
tury German art. The Museum          Louis Art Museum is free to all      shops will be held at Cardinal      cooling systems; green home                The Green Homes Festival
offers a full range of exhibitions   every day. For more informa-         Ritter College Prep, 701 N.         building materials and meth-           is produced by Missouri Botani-
and educational programming          tion about the Saint Louis Art       Spring Avenue, on the western       ods; home energy auditing;             cal Garden’s EarthWays Cen-
generated independently and in       Museum, call 314.721.0072 or         end of the festival block. Visit    sustainable flooring; non-toxic        ter and the Missouri Coalition
collaboration with local, nation-    visit         for           home cleaning and decorating           for the Environment; presented
                                                                          a complete schedule of topics       products; bicycle transporta-          by AmerenUE and ecolifeSTL.
                                                                          and presenters Workshops are        tion; recycling and waste re-          com. Workshops are sponsored
Celebrate Statehood day aug.                                              sponsored by UMB Bank.              duction; and much more.                by UMB Bank and children’s
                                                                              More than 70 displays and           Visit the shady Local Food
10 at First Missouri State Capitol                                        exhibits by local businesses        Court to enjoy Schlafly Beer,
                                                                                                                                                     activities are sponsored by the
                                                                                                                                                     Carpenters’ District Council of
State Historic Site                                                       and organizations will offer in-
                                                                          formation about solar, wind,
                                                                                                              Kakao Chocolate and healthy
                                                                                                              foods from Atomic Cowboy
                                                                                                                                                     Greater St. Louis and Vicinity.
                                                                                                                                                         The free Green Homes Fes-
    Celebrate the 188th an-          souri’s first First Lady. A former
                                                                          geothermal and other renew-         and Local Harvest Grocery and          tival is located in the 3600 block
niversary of Missouri’s induc-       teacher and speech and de-
                                                                          able energy technologies; en-       Café. Bring your reusable wa-          of Grandel Square, between
tion to statehood on Monday,         bate coach at Parkway Central
                                                                          ergy efficient lighting and ap-     ter bottle and get free refills. St.   Grand Blvd. and Spring Ave.,
Aug. 10 at First Missouri State      Highs School in Chesterfield,
                                                                          pliances; cool roof retrofits;      Louis Earth Day’s “Recycling           just west of the Fox Theater
Capitol State Historic Site in       Ross has developed and pres-
                                                                          alternative vehicle and fuel op-    On the Go” service will reduce         and Powell Symphony Hall.
St. Charles. Sponsored by the        ents programs that showcase
Missouri Department of Natu-         the Victorian Era for the Mis-
ral Resources, the event will be
held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and
                                     souri Humanities Council.
                                         The Missouri Compromise             aMeRiCan legion PoSt 122
is free and open to the public.      of 1821, was the first act ad-
    Missouri officially became       dressed by the Missouri Gen-
the 24th state of the United         eral Assembly in their new
States of America on Aug. 10,        and temporary quarters in St.
1821. First Missouri State Cap-      Charles. Today, the Capitol
itol State Historic Site served      building is fully restored and
as the meeting place for the         furnished to reflect this period.
state’s first legislators from       The state historic site is open
1821 through 1826.                   seven days a week and offers
    This event will offer free       tours.                                                                                                                     open to
hourly tours of the historic site,       For more information on                                                                                               the Public
which includes the legislative       the event, call the site at 636-
chambers, governor’s office,         940-3322 or the Department of
and the Peck Brothers Dry            Natural Resources directly at
Goods Store and residence.
Throughout the day, guests
                                     800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-
                                     379-2419 (Telecommunications
                                                                            28855 legion trail, Warrenton, Mo 63383 • 636-456-2333
can also watch living history        Device for the Deaf). For more           Visit our website:
demonstrations by costumed           information about state parks
interpreters. At 2 p.m., Donna       and historic sites, visit the Web         Fridays-Catfish with 2 Sides
Ross will present a first-person     at                  Saturdays-Steak (8 or 12 oz.) with 2 sides
look at Marguerite McNair, Mis-                                                Sundays- Fried Chicken (1 or 2 pieces) with 2 sides
learn to “green” Your Home, Save Money,                                        Tuesdays through Thursdays- Weekly Special Each Week
and live Healthier at giant Street Festival
Attend the 8th Annual Green Homes Festival, Saturday, Sept. 26
     Are you curious about going deductions. Meet the Weather-                                           ladies night
“green?” Do want to learn more ization Specialists to learn how                                                  (and Guys too)

about sustainable living options inexpensive energy efficiency                                                    every
in light of rising utility, food and measures can make your home                                             wednesday night
                                                                                                               8 p.m. til close
fuel costs?                          more comfortable and cut utility
     Are you ready to make the bills.
leap from recycling and chang-          Kids, pick up a Quest-                                                      Music
ing light bulbs to a biofueled ing Map to explore the Green                                                        Provided
car and a solar home? Over Homes Festival and snap your                                                             by dJ
70 exhibits and demonstrations photo with costumed recycling
from the region’s experts on all characters. Build a sun-pow-
things “green” will fill an entire ered miniature roadster to com-
city block with learning             pete in the Solar Car Derby at 1
     and fun for all ages at the and 3 p.m. (kits are $10 each).
Green Homes Festival, Satur- Decorate recycled tiles to make
day, Sept. 26 from 10                a mural with St. Louis Habitat
     a.m. to 6 p.m. in the 3600 for Humanity and SCOSAG.                                                                                                 Aug. 29
block of Grandel Square. The Transform garbage into art with                ladies special                                                                 8 p.m. to 1 am.
8th annual event is hosted by the staff of the Pulitzer Founda-             $10 all You Can drink draft & Well drinks                                     Food 8 to 10 p.m.
Missouri Botanical Garden’s tion for the Arts and the St. Lou-
                                                                                                                                                            Shish Kebabs
EarthWays Center and the is Family Museum. Children’s
Missouri Coalition for the En- activities are sponsored by the              Men’s special                                                                 Grilled Pork Chops
                                                                            $1 draft & $2 domestic Beer                                                    Grilled Salmon
vironment. Admission and Carpenters’ District Council of
                                                                                                                                                          Corn on the Cobb
parking are free. The first 800 Greater St. Louis and Vicin-
families in attendance at the ity. Gather your family to help               everyone                                                                      Peel & Eat Shrimp

festival will receive a free reus- The Muny’s Master Scenic Art-            Weekly dollar Shot Specials
able Whole Foods Market bag. ist Sarah Linquist paint an en-
New this year, shop the Sus- vironmental mural on a Metro                                                    PARTY AT THE LEGION!!                        Look f
tainable Stuff Green Craft Fair bus from noon to 2 p.m., spon-              STEAK NIGHT Every Saturday 5-9 p.m. 8oz.                                      money or our
featuring one-of-a-kind adult sored by AmerenUE.                            Ribeye, Baked Potato, Dinner Salad, Toast, $8.95.                               coupo ing
and kids’ clothing, jewelry, toys       Hourly workshops from 11             Stay later and enjoy karaoke, drink specials & good times.                   on pag n
and home décor. Discuss your a.m. to 5 p.m. will cover 28                                                                                                        e 11
                                                                            Aug. 7 - 2nd Wind, Main Bar, 5 to 8:30 p.m.
ideas for a green dream home topics ranging from beekeep-                   Aug. 8 - Hillbilly Nite. Bar Area, 8 to close

                                                                                                                                       Male & Female
and home improvements in the ing to composting, green party                 Aug. 23 - Frank Stanek, Main Hall, 2 to 5:30 p.m.
Meet the Green Homebuilders planning to electric cars, solar                Aug. 29 - Mind Spin, Main Hall, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.
tent. Meet the Energy Audi- power to backyard chickens,
tors and see demonstrations rain barrels to native plant land-
                                                                            Aug. 29 - Luau, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Food, 8 to 10 p.m.
                                                                                                                                       Bartenders Wanted.
                                                                                                                                       apply in Person.
                                                                            Every Tuesday Night BINGO, starting at 6:45 p.m.
of Home Performance with scaping, and more! Purchase                        Every Thursday Bar Poker
ENERGY STAR assessments a $10 wristband to attend any                       *Karaoke Every Tue., Fri., Sat. & Sun. Night
that qualify for Missouri tax combination of workshops
Classifieds                                                                                                   THE FOCUS NEWS           Friday, August 7, 2009          Page 1

 Real Estate For Sale                                                                                       Real Estate For Sale
                   $5,000 Rebate Available from Seller
                         SELLER OFFERING $5,000 REBATE TO
                                                                                                           Home only loans
                          SUCCESSFUL BUYER AT CLOSING
                                                           SELLER OFFERING TO GIVE SUC-
                                                                                                            WitH PaYMentS StaRting at

                                                                                                                       306                /month*
                                                           CESSFUL BUYER $5,000 AT CLOSING
                                                           IF CLOSED BY SEPTEMBER 30, 2009.
                                                           BUY NOW! GREAT VALUE AND LOW
                                                           RATES. FRIENDLY NEIGHBORHOOD!
                                                           This 3 Bedroom, 2 Bath homes features                 *P&I, 7.5% APR, 240 months, ATT $38,000 WAC.

                                                                                                            Call 636-462-5345
                                                           great landscaping along with a bar dividing
                                                           kitchen and dining room and custom built
                                                           desk in kitchen. The dining room then flows
                                                           into living room. This area is nice and open,
  109,900                                                  great for entertaining. Covered front porch
                                                           for visiting with neighbors and screened in
                                                           porch off the west side of home to watch the
303 Joy St Jonesburg, MO 63351
This home sits 1 1/2 mile off Hwy 70, great for com-
muting. Approx. 10 minutes away from SuperWalmart
and Discount Mall. From I-70, take Jonesburg Exit, go
                                                           sunsets. The garage is a spacious 2-car with
                                                           extra storage. All appliances go with house,
                                                           including washer and dryer. Furniture may
                                                                                                           Home For Sale or Trade
South through town to stop sign, right on Main Street,     be purchased for price to be determined.
West, approx. 1 mile to right on Joy St., house on left.
                                                                                                                                                     Quiet Country Home.
                                                                                                                                                   This modular home has
 $8,000 Home Buyer Tax Credit for First Time Homebuyers                                                                                            3 bedrooms and 2 full
                                                                                                                                                   bathrooms. Very well
                                                                                                                                                   maintained home with
                  Julie Worsham                                                                                                                    8.2 acres. Pasture fenced
                                                                                                                                                   in for horses or cattle.
                                                                                                                                                   Fenced in play/dog area.
                  (573) 489-2778                                                                                                                   2-8x10 metal storage
                                                                                                                                                   sheds, one 4 wheeler/
                                                                     lawnmower shed, one 8x12 wooden storage shed with electric,
                                                                                                           one 10x12 wooden workshop with electric, one 16x20 building
                                                                                                           with drywall, well insulated, electric, phone, water, and sewer.

                                                                                                              Wanting to trade for home or nice modular with a little land
Employment/Drivers                                                                                         for same value around the Moscow Mills area.

                                         Drivers: OTR
     drivers:                       Good wages/Benefits/
Schuster looking for otR
                                         Home-time                       Sales
                                    CDL-A w/X End. 2 yrs.                advertising Consultant
      Co. drivers.
 Class a Cdl with 2 Yrs                     T/T.                         for weekly newspaper and
          exp.                     Min. 23yoa Safety Bonus               quarterly magazine. Com-
 good Benefits & Home                     Recruiting-                    mission based.
         time.                                                           Email resume to:
1-800-831-4832 ext. 1402.
                                         EOE M/F D/V
                                                                or                     Call (573) 346-1706 or                                                     mail to P.O. Box 32066
                                                                         St. Louis, MO 63132                         Email:

Notices__________                                                            Wanting to Trade House for Moscow Mills,
                                                                             Warrenton Area House (Linn Creek, MO)
     longHiBleR Heating &                                                                                                 Wanting to trade our home for a home
                                                                                                                       around the Moscow Mills, Warrenton, or

    Heating, - Gas - Electric • Cooling - Heat Pumps
                                                                                                                       Troy area.
                                                                                                                          Our home was built in 2006. It has 2748
                                                                                                                       square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3 full
                                                                                                                       bath. Jetted tub with seperate shower in
    Air Conditioners • Major Appliance • Electrical                                                                    the master bath. Tile floors in the kitchen,
                                                                                                                       dining, bathrooms and entry way. Gas fire-
                  636-456-4979                                                                                         place in the living room. LOTS and LOTS
                                                                                                                       of closets. Full finished walk out basement
                                                                                                                       with large storage room in the basement.
   Free line dance                                                                                                     2 car attached garage. Front porch, back
                                                                                                                       deck and back patio. 3 acres with stocked

 Class every tuesday
                                                                                                                       pond (bass, bluegill, carp). Appraised for
                                                                                                                       $220,000.00. Wanting something of equal
                                                                                                                       or lesser value with at least 3+ acres.
5:30 p.m., lions Club, Wright City                                                                                        Our home is located less than 10 miles
                                                                                                                       to Lake of the Ozarks State Park. Quiet
    For more information, call after 5:30 p.m.,                                                                        country living, not far from all the lake area
                573-220-2117 or                                                                                        attractions and shopping. We also own an
                                                                                                                       additional neighboring property.
Come join the fastest growing line dance                                                                                   Call (573) 346-1706 or
  class around, “left Footed Misfits.”
           10th Annual
         Feeding Haiti Charity Golf Tournament
                                                                                                             Sunday August 16th 2009 1pm
                                                                                                                   Warrenton Golf Course

                                                                                                                     Sponsored By
                                                                                                                                  Boedeker Construction

                                                                                                                                  Chic Lumber
                                                                                                                                  Cosmos Corp.

                                                                                                                                  D&D Construction

                                                                                                                                  Dr. Roger & Monique de la -Torre
                                                                                                   Sunday, Aug 16th 2009
                                                                                                                                  David Parrish Real Estate
                                                                                                                  Contact Info:
 Your Entry Includes                                                                         Steve Jones: 636-456-7426            Dyer Equipment

 • 18 holes of Golf                  • Steak Dinner                                     Janet Bradshaw: 636-456-2790              Faith Cristian Family Church

 • Golf Cart                         • T-shirt                                         email:              Finishing Touches
 • Lunch                                                                     Find Out More at
                                     • Silent Auction                                                                             First State Community Bank

     a y                                                                                                                          Fleur-de-Lis
  Pl       Pre-registration from 12:00pm to 1:00pm. Shot-gun start begins for 3-person flight scramble at 1:30pm.
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     ___$225 per team Threesome (1) ______________________ (2) ________________________(3) ___________________

     ___$75 per player _____________________________________                                                                      Gold Star Paving LLC

     __ Dinner/beverage only: ____ people x $25 .00 per person = $________                                                        Janet Bradshaw Financial

     Team Leader: ___________________________________________________ Phone: ____________________________                         Sutter Press Repair
     Address: _____________________________________________________ City, State, Zip: _________________________
                                                                                                                                  Kamper Ins.

           This Golf Tournament was brought to you in large part by:                                                              Knopflein Logging
    Rivet Family, Knopflein Logging, Polston Heating,Dr. Roger and Monique de la Torre                                             Laser Comfort Dentistry

                                                                                                                                  Niehaus Construction

                                                                                                                                  Polston Heating

                                                                                                                                  R Creations Auto

                                                                                                                                  Reps Gym

                                                                                                                                  Rivet Family

                                                                                                                                  Specialty Auto Body & Car-Care

                                                                                                                                  Warrenton Tire & Muffler

                                                                                                                                  Woody's Music

Late registration fee is $85 per player. Please make checks out to: Celebrate Jesus of Haiti and mail to: Haiti Outreach          Weather Tight Siding
Golf Tournament, 903 Silver Fox Drive, Innsbrook, MO 63390. For more information, please contact Steve Jones at:
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