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Oh, the weather outside is frightful, but at SAVE it’s been delightful! Fall and Winter holidays brought a lot of warmth and fun to the men and women at SAVE! Fall Festival Dancing, pig races, photo ops with friends, food and rides in a Humvee were just a few activities at the festival. Proceeds from the spring Rummage Sale helped offset the cost of the event. Thanks to Deb Claussen and the staff for making it happen!

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In this Issue... Front cover & Pg. 2: Holidays at SAVE Pg. 3: Executive Director’s Corner Pg. 4: Meet Gayle Keniley & Ways to Help

Thanks to Staff Sgt. Cunningham (pictured) and Staff Sgt. Anderson from the 458th Army Det Unit who brought out a Humvee and gave rides to the folks at the festival.

Pg. 5 & 6: Advocates and Donors Pg. 7: Volunteers & Meet Teri! Back Cover: SAVE the Dates for Coming Events

In Touch with SAVE ~ Winter, 2014


Thanks to Empire Comfort Systems for providing a Thanksgiving lunch for the consumers and staff at SAVE.

The annual Christmas Dance was held at Bel-Air Bowl once again. Santa was the guest of honor and posed for photos with everyone. Hmmm, is that Mrs. Santa below?

SAVE Special Olympians are pictured with St. Louis Rams Defensive Back Cortland Finnegan.

Thanks to the Freeburg Knights of Columbus for their generous donation to SAVE. Pictured l-r: Tom Reaka; Randy Law, SAVE Executive Director; Dave Enderle.

In Touch with SAVE ~ Winter, 2014


Thank you!

Donations to SAVE & the SAVE Foundation for September 1, 2013 - January 31, 2014 Anonymous - AT&T API Financial Solutions Frank Averett Joseph & Marie Avila Jim & Sue Baltz John & Mary Bauer Becker, Paulson, Hoerner & Thompson, P. C., Attorneys At Law Mary Bench Henry Bevis Michael & Deborah Bietsch Betty Bolt Maurice Bone Frank Booker Bill & Betty Brauer Ken Buchheit Carpet Mart of Belleville Michael & Nancy Carr Catholic Holy Family Jeanne Clark William & Jann Cline Terrell Coleman Ty & Carol Cottingham D B Vending Diane Deitz Susan Depigian Don's Hardware, Inc Ed Farley Patrick Flynn Lori Foley Robert & Marlene Foree James Freeman Leonhard and Evelyn Fritz Martha Gallion James & Mary Ann Gehrs General Machine Inc. George Renner & Sons Richard & Carmen Graulein Dr. Andrew & Mrs. Gregowicz Patricia Gundlach Mollie & Hoover Guthrie Dr. Dean & Susan Hageman Stuart Hauser The Hartford David and Sue Hoffmann Rodney & Barbara Horton Robert & Kay Hudzik Kappa Tau Henry & Susan Keeley Eugene & Anne Keeley Theodore A. Kienstra Knights of Columbus Council 4741- Millstadt Council 4596 - Cahokia Council 1028 – Belleville Council 4239 - O'Fallon Council 6996 – Fairview Heights Lee & Donna Knoebel Herman & Esther Koldehoff

Ladue Chapel Women's Association Randolph & Ellen Law Maurice Lee George & Lorraine Lewis Darlene Linerode John & Marlene Lintz Maclair Asphalt Sales Dorothy Matejka Mary Matoesian-Sanasarian Jayne & Lonnie McDaniel Medicine Express, INC William Meriwether Ron & Sharon Morfick Ken & Angie Nettleton Panorama Banquets Inc. Poelker's Garage Janet Poe Edward & Shirley Quinn Franklin Rogers The Roho Group Robert & Betty Schlattweiler John Shively Milton and Judy Smith Kenneth and Denise Spisak Helen Stevenson Richard and Anna Taylor Edward & Mary Twigg Dr. Larry & Joan Vick Steve Voss Margaret Vonbokel Terry & Charlotte Walther Richard Watson Allen & Bonnie Watters Robert Weber Virginia Weber Steven Weber Mark Weisman Bernard Wicklein Pat White Burt and Marilyn Wikgren Donald & Janice Wombacher Sue Zaring

In Memory of Jane Karier

Angie Kuhn

Betty Rauckman Anonymous Cash Donors Joe and Tottie Bassler Kara and Brian Boyd Lynn and Luci Bradley Christie Cange Peter and Tracey Caponi Deb and John Carney Lisa Doiron Loretta Frill Bernard and Marion Griesedieck Marlene Gruenewald Don and Pam Herbeck

Dennis & Julie Hermann Barbara Hohlt Ken and Donna Korell Bill and Sandy Kuehn George & Loraine Lewis Barb, Dinah Litsey, Parker Joanne Lockwood Helen M. Phillips Elizabeth Schlueter Stacy and Blake Williams Dorothy Stephens James & Theresa Stephens Frank Burrelsman Dennis & Julie Hermann Kathy Denham Jane E. Stock Thomas Brigg Henry & Susan Keeley Kay Pfeil Toddy Cruncleton Henry & Susan Keeley Pauline Sunderman Richard and Darlene Cullen Margie or Jesse Ellis Norman and Mary Lou Jatho Amy Jones - Elite Tool & Mfg Co. Johnny and Becky Knobeloch & Sons Betty Kronemeyer Geraldine Richter Charlie Schauz Darryl and Helene Seibert Lester & Barbara Surmeier Auxiliary Mascoutah VFW Mike Wilhelm Robert Foree Fred and Carol Bartelsmeyer Paul Berger Louis and Violet Bicanic Jack and Nora Caldwell Mr. and Mrs. James Carey Paul and Kelly Costello Adrian and Adrlenna Croissant Betty Jo Davis Virginia Doiron William, Judy and Bob Eckert Robert and Margaret Faust David Foree Rick Foree Joe and La Vonne Foree Don, Lori, & Donna Forness Harry and Betty Gault Linda & Steve Janka Gonzales Jeff and Connie Gordon David and Clark-Ann Haas Robert and Lessa Hagen Norman and Carol Hake

In Touch with SAVE ~ Winter, 2014


Check out the Changes at Turkey Hill! As the saying goes, “a picture’s worth a thousand words...” These photos show some of the volunteers from the O’Fallon and Belleville Wards of the Church of Latter Day Saints, who came out in the RAIN and moved thousands of pounds of old files that were stored in one of the houses on Turkey Hill. Moving these boxes and cabinets was a huge help before the Keeley & Sons demolition team arrived to tear down eight of the houses that were beyond repair. Clearing them out has made Turkey Hill look much better! The Church group also painted, took out carpet and cleaned two houses, plus cleared out the flower beds in front of the offices. Then they fed everybody lunch! This was the sixth year these dedicated people have helped out at SAVE. “Thank you” just doesn’t say enough.

Consumer Spotlight By James Freeman and Consumer Correspondent Tineka Howell

Ms. Teri Howard has been a valuable member of the SAVE family for 32 years. She came to SAVE after completing her education in East St. Louis, and has worked on a variety of assembly projects in Building 301 at Turkey Hill over the years. “SAVE is a great place to work,” she replied when asked about her time here. “The people I work with are a lot of fun and my supervisor, Denise, is just SUPER.” Teri is very appreciative of the support and help she gets from her best friend, Tineka. Special Olympics helps her stay in shape as she participates in the softball throw, bowling, the 100 yard walk/run, and the SAVE relay team. Teri lives with her sister in Shiloh where she enjoys watching soap operas and the Three Stooges on TV. She is a member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church in East St. Louis and sings in the choir. She’s an avid sports fan and follows the Cardinals and the Rams. Her favorite foods include spaghetti, hamburgers and Chinese cuisine.

The 798th Radar Squadron held their bi-annual reunion at SAVE in September. Although most are in their 80s & 90s, the men and their wives come from all over the U.S. to spend the weekend with their comrades and play a few mean games of washers! The memorial garden was the site of the opening ceremonies.

SAVE 2014 Winter Newsletter