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Senior Expo is June 20

Seniors are invited to the Festus Senior Expo starting at 8 a.m. at the Best Western, Hwy. A and I-55. The day will wrap with a trip to the River City Casino in south St. Louis County. Pages 2B-3B

All that glitters Peggy Koch and her husband, Dennis, traveled to Silverton, Colo., in search of golden memories. Other travelers to that site search for gold, literally. Pages 6B-7B

Staying tough

Hillsboro-area resident Donna Kohl has fought to survive a heart-lung transplant in 2000 and a cancer diagnosis in 2011. The Hillsboro Area Chamber of Commerce recently honored Kohl for her courage. Page 9B

Showing off

Karen Cowell of Arnold won ďŹ rst place with her photo of great-granddaughter Ryleigh Yochum trying on a vintage hat and earrings.

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Grab some fun at the Senior Expo on June 20 at the Festus Best Western By Laura Marlow For Grand Times

Finish the day with an afternoon trip to River City Casino

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enior citizens from Jefferson County and the surrounding area are invited to the annual Festus Senior Expo, scheduled for the morning of Wednesday, June 20, at the Best Western, 1200 W. Gannon Drive. The event is sponsored by Leader Publications. Doors open at 8 a.m., and free coffee and doughnuts will be served right off the bat. The event will wrap with an afternoon trip to the River City Casino in south St. Louis County. Buses from Huskey Trailways will leave the Expo at noon to travel to the casino, with an expected return about 5:45 p.m. There will be more than 40 vendors on hand at the Expo, displaying products and services of interest to seniors. Many will offer giveaways and door prizes. To save time and ease hand-cramping, seniors are urged to bring a supply of pre-printed, adhesive address labels for filling out entries. There will be two sessions of bingo, at 8:45 a.m. and again at 10:30 a.m., with prizes that include a wide array of gift certificates and restaurant coupons. Stephanie Paul of the Mid-East Area Agency on Aging will be the featured speaker at the Expo. Her presentation – “Are You Smarter than a Scam Artist?” – is designed to increase seniors’ savvy in protecting against Medicare fraud or consumer scams. At 11 a.m., CT & the Retirees will take the stage for an hour of old-time country music. This five-member group of local senior citizens has been drawing crowds at venues around the area. The Expo closes at noon, and immediately afterward those who have signed up for the casino trip will board buses for their afternoon of gaming. Seniors who are interested in the River City trip are urged to make a reservation with Huskey Trailways as soon


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Anna Marie Drury with a supply of self-addressed stickers at last year’s Festus Senior Expo. She was ready to quickly enter dozens of drawings by Expo vendors.

as possible, since seating is limited. The cost is $15, which will include $15 in gaming credits from River City and a $5 lunch voucher, so lunch is basically free. Call 636-937-8481 or 1-888-248-7539 to reserve a seat. Some of the services that will be showcased at the Expo include health

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Expo speaker will tell seniors how to protect against Medicare fraud every piece of a wheelchair rather than the device as a whole. “Scammers get very creative,” Paul o a scam artist, a senior citi- said. “It’s unfortunate that seniors are zen – who has spent a lifetime targeted.” Another common Medicare scam accumulating a nest egg – can consists of a provider going to a nursing seem like a plum target. Stephanie Paul, who home to provide one medical test for works for the Mid-East Area a patient, but charging for a full set of Agency on Aging, wants to help local medical procedures. The Federal Bureau of Investigation seniors avoid getting caught in a scamsays seniors are often targeted because mer’s trap. they have a “nest egg,” own their Paul will speak at 10 a.m. home and have excellent credit. Wednesday, June 20, at the FesOften, too, fraud against tus Senior Expo, set for 8 a.m. to senior citizens goes unreported, noon at the Best Western, 1200 the FBI said. W. Gannon Drive. “Older Americans are less Paul’s program – “Are You likely to report a fraud because Smarter than a Scam Artist?” they don’t know who to report – was put together by the Misit to, are too ashamed at having souri Senior Medicare Patrol been scammed, or don’t know (Missouri SMP) and the state they have been scammed,” the Attorney General’s Office. It is FBI’s website said. aimed at teaching seniors how Stephanie Paul But Paul emphasizes that to avoid Medicare scams and where to report suspicious phone calls senior citizens are not chumps. “It’s a misconception that older or unusual activity regarding Medicare. Being informed is key to protecting adults don’t understand or are easy to yourself, said Paul, information and as- manipulate,” she said. But they must be sistance case manager for MEAAA. Paul armed with information, she said. Paul was in the audience the first time works out of the Northwest Jefferson County Senior Resource Center in House she heard the “Are You Smarter than a Scam Artist?” lecture and accompanying Springs. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that multiple-choice survey. She said some of the presentation is 12 percent of the county’s population is 65 or older, However, senior citizens common sense, but some of the informamake up 35 percent of all fraud victims, tion is surprising. It can be a revelation to the general according to Medicare scams of every descrip- public that there are so many scams and tion are in operation at any given time. so many scammers, she said. “It’s hard to imagine people have Paul told of one case she heard of where a senior was fraudulently charged for such bad intentions,” she said. By Megan Brown For Grand Times



Tips from Area Agencies on Aging and Missouri SMP ■ Don’t disclose your Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security numbers to a stranger. Treat those numbers just as you would a credit card number. ■ Keep records of doctors’ visits, tests and procedures. ■ File useful documents; discard and shred any documents you no longer need. To report suspected fraud, call the Attorney General’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-392-8222.

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At last year’s Festus Senior Expo, a handful of people were chosen to ride to the casino in style. Winners of the limo ride are James and Carole Watson of Festus, Catherine and Frank Freidman of Hillsboro, Nancy and Jimmie Gibbs of De Soto, Shirley Vitale of Festus, Marlene Kerlagon of Bloomsdale, Lorraine Govro of Festus and Pearl Duncan of Festus. At right, is Huskey limo consultant Mollie Huskey.

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Vintage band vintage tunes CT & the Retirees will perform at the Festus Senior Expo

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Stepping up to the microphone, C.T. Givens belts out a Johnny Cash favorite, “I Got Stripes,” backed up by the other members of CT & the Retirees. In a recent performance at Laddie Boys II restaurant south of Festus, Givens is doing what he most enjoys, leading his band of talented C.T. Givens with his guitar during a recent performance.

senior citizens in presenting oldstyle country music to the people of Jefferson County. At 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 20, CT & the Retirees will perform at the Festus Senior Expo, set for 8 a.m. to noon at the Best Western, 1200 W. Gannon Drive. Seniors from Jefferson County and the surrounding area are invited to attend. Admission is free. Music is central to band members’ lives and apparently always has been. Vocalist and guitarist Mary Turnbough of Pevely can recall opening a show at age 10 with a rendition of “You Are My Sunshine.” Guitarist and vocalist Dave Faulkner of Festus remembers becoming acquainted with music at age 8. And Judy Lee of Herculaneum, vocalist and tambourine player, began singing at age 10. Along with Givens, the band also includes bass player Les Sandridge of Herculaneum. For the past year and a half, these five senior citizens have been playing at venues around the area, specializing in country classics. The band, with various members, dates back a decade.

“Now, we do old country,” said Givens of Festus, who created the band in 2002. “We play nothing past 1995.” Givens, 72, of Festus is proud of the fact that the members are all over 65. “Faulkner is 75, Les is 70 or so,” Givens said. “And the women, let’s just leave it at over 65.” Several members started with gospel music. “It (gospel music) is what we were raised on,” Sandridge said. “I do it all,” Turnbough said. “Whatever hangs on my head, I go for.” Givens said she does it well. “She’s got a Kitty Wells-type voice, got a powerful voice. Both of these girls do.” Lee he describes as sounding similar to Tanya Tucker. Faulkner, Givens said, has a high, C.T. Givens lonesome voice. Festus “Sort of sounds like Ralph Stanley, especially when he does ‘Man of Constant Sorrow.’ ” Givens said bass player Sandridge “sort of helps keep everyone in line.” Givens said the band performed for

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Country group CT & the Retirees performs at Laddie Boys II restaurant. The group includes, from left, Les Sandridge, Mary Turnbough, C.T. Givens, Judy Lee and Dave Faulkner.

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about two years after he founded the group in 2002, but then disbanded when several members passed away. “Mary called me about a year and a half ago and said, ‘We need to get it started again,’” Givens said. Givens and Turnbough met the other three musicians in the group at local jam sessions and asked them to join the group. Since then, CT & the Retirees have been playing to a packed house at the Herculaneum Wendy’s restaurant on Wednesdays and every other Monday – as

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places until the late 1800s. When the veins played out, the mines were closed. Boom towns became ghost towns. Much gold remains in the fastmoving streams of the Colorado Rockies. Today, hikers who are seeking both recreation and adventure may carry backpacks with them, camp out in the wilderness and pan for gold. One newspaper reported that a few of these hearty souls were bringing in $250 to $500 worth of gold from a weekend’s panning. We visited the San Juan Mountains in August 2009. The scenery was breathtaking in the tiny town of Silverton, Colo. (elevation 9,100 feet above sea level) – and also breath taking. At that altitude there is less oxygen. It’s a good idea to take things slowly!  The train ride from Silverton to Durango is well-known as one of those popular trips that tourists just have to take. So on a sunny August morning we set out to experience the adventure. From a hotel in Durango, we took a free trolley ride to the train station, then caught a bus for Silverton. The driver

pointed out the magnificent features of the San Juans as he sped us past towering mountains and rushing streams. (The summits of 13 of the mountains in the area rise above 14,000 feet.) Evergreens climb the lower elevations. Above, the majestic snowcapped peaks rise in granite grandeur. The road we traveled seemed to snake in all the directions of the compass as our bus dodged between the highest peaks. We envied the vultures who could literally go “as the crow flies,” while we covered many extra miles to get to Silverton.  Soon after the Colorado Gold Rush began, heavy “silver lodes” were also found. One gave the town of Silverton its name.  

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been preserved. Attractions to entice curious tourists have been added. In Silverton, visitors can ride in a stagecoach, have their photo taken behind bars in the town’s original jail, or eat while being entertained by an old-time piano player. Interested tourists can visit the Old Hundred Gold Mine at the base of Galena Mountain for a tour. For a fee, they can pan for gold at this Colorado State Historical Landmark.  More energetic  tourists can make arrangements for guided trips into the surrounding wilderness to fish or hike or to ride on horses or in jeeps. They can also choose to kayak the Animas River. The chilling waters offer Class II through V whitewater paddling.  Fed by heavy spring run-off from the mountains, the water is usually navigable until August.  The ruggedly scenic Animas River is part of the Colorado River system. The Spanish named the river the “Rio de las Animas Perdidas” (River of Lost Souls) after the accidental death of several explorers.  Today, the snow-fed watercourse is known for good fishing. Brown trout as large as 36 inches have been caught. Anglers can also lure rainbows and an occasional cutthroat or brook trout. 

Train provides access to hiking points, cabins We visited the sights, shopped and ate a leisurely lunch in the midday heat of Silverton. At 2:30 p.m. we boarded our air-conditioned train car. The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway runs for 45 miles along the gorge of the Animas River. It wends its way through dark tunnels and crosses steep slopes.  In August, the river was not much wider than some of our local creeks. We tried to imagine how much more dangerous it would have been in May.  The San Juan National Forest and Public Lands includes about 80 miles of the rugged continental divide. Most of this rugged area is accessible only on foot or by jeep trails.  Because there are few roads through this part of the mountains, some of the

towering silvery mountains glistening with snow. Many Internet websites offer information about panning for gold in Colorado. Just keep in mind that historically, more fortunes were made by those who supplied the gold seekers than the prospectors themselves.

A stagecoach driver waits for riders in downtown Silverton.

train’s passengers were stopping off or being picked up at various points. From those points many would hike and camp, then return a day or a week later to complete their ride. Along with them rode the owners of a few scattered cabins. Although much of the land we traveled is now part of the national forest system, there are still a few privately owned cabins served by the trains. These cabins were “grandfathered in” when the government bought the tracts many years ago. The agreement was that they could be used by the original owners and their heirs, but would revert to the government when no more heirs remained.  It was also easy to imagine that some of those who stopped along the way might bring a pan, hike down to the Animas River and spend some time in the icy waters searching for sparkles of that elusive metal. A few steep bends looked like ideal places to try panning for gold. We watched as the river snaked, running first to the left side of the train and then to the right. We held our breath as we crossed aging wooden trestles and bridges and chugged through dark tunnels.  The Durango and Silverton Narrow Gauge Railway serves one of only two remaining stretches of a once extensive rail system that crisscrossed the southern Rockies.  Because of the heavy snows, the rail line is only used from May to October.  We traveled in relative luxury. Most of the passenger cars are open to the air. Only the last car of our train offered seating at a table with a hostess who served

drinks and snacks. She also regaled us with local stories and natural history tidbits, along with a lively travelogue, as the train passed various points of interest. This was my husband’s second ride on the rail line. The first time he had been tempted by the promise of all that fresh air in one of the open cars. He quickly discovered that the price of doing so on an old-fashioned coal burning engine was to be constantly peppered with ash and grit.

Panning for gold not likely to make your fortune For the person who is interested in panning for gold, be sure you have the legal right to do so. There are many places in Colorado where panning is allowed, but not everywhere. Only basic equipment is needed: a small shovel, a plastic bucket and a pan. Panners are advised to pan with black sand. It adds a contrast to gravel shoveled from the bottom of the water. The only gold we found in those hills was in mineral exhibits and souvenir shops. However, we were more than satisDes Peres Hospital fied with lovely golden sunsets, sparkling mde/March 2010 Grand Times stars, a wealth of musical rapids and

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ntil you have grandchildren of your own, you don’t know what a blessing you’re missing. It starts in that joyful time when the first grandbaby is born. Holding that precious bundle from heaven for the first time makes you remember how tiny and fragile a new baby is. Chances are your own last baby has been grown up for some time. It’s like being a new parent all over again, only a lot better because now the pressure is off and you can turn them back over to their mom or dad after the luxury of spoiling them. Grandparents seem younger today. I would have never pictured either of my grandpas doing a “cannonball” off the dock into Goose Creek, but our grandsons race their grandpa to do just that on swimming trips. My grandpas were doing good to just get around their own yards at almost 70 years old. How old that seemed back then when I was a kid, but today, of course, it doesn’t sound old at all. The best advantage to having grandchildren is you’re never without a laugh. Those unexpected moments when they take you off-guard with a question makes you wonder, “What were they



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thinking?” Or sometimes it’s their statement of fact that is totally off-the-wall that puts you in stitches. Our 13-year-old grandson, Sam, often spent the day with us when he was a toddler and I’ll never forget some of his priceless gems. I was making up the bed and he noticed the quilt I put on top and asked if it was new. “No, it’s actually old,” I told him. “You just haven’t seen it before.” He said, “Oh! It’s old like you, huh?” Another time, it was especially cold outside during his visit and I was wearing a thermal, long-sleeved shirt to keep warm while I was doing outdoor chores. He was playing with his toys all morning and all of a sudden looked up and sheepishly asked, “Grandma... Uh, did you forget to change your pajama top this morning?” These little ones never miss a beat.

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Kohl perseveres through transplants, cancer to stay on the job By Rebecca Bishop For Grand Times

vercoming obstacles has become a way of life for Hillsboro-area resident Donna Kohl. She’s good at it. In 2011, with one round of chemotherapy complete and five to go, Kohl stayed true to her formidable form and asked a friend to just shave off all her long hair. And then with those lemons in the form of shorn locks, Kohl and her husband, Dan, turned her former mane into pest control for their garden. “Instead of letting my hair fall out in clumps and getting upset every time it happened, I had a friend come over and she shaved my head,” said the 51-year-old assistant vice president and branch manager of Eagle Bank in Hillsboro. “My husband took my hair and tied it to poles around our garden to keep deer from eating our tomatoes and cucumbers. That’s just what we do – we try to make the best out of everything. And it worked.” The deer deterrent and the chemotherapy, that is. Kohl completed her chemotherapy last August and proudly rang the ceremonial gold bell that signifies the end of treatment for patients at the Siteman Cancer Center in St. Louis. Kohl, who is also a heart and lung transplant survivor, was diagnosed with post-transplant lymphoma in March 2011 and is now considered in remission. “I rang the heck out of that bell,” she said. “My friends and family were there. There were a lot of tears and happiness. We had a little party afterward to celebrate.”


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Dan and Donna Kohl work to make the best of every situation, including her hair loss during cancer treatment.

In recognition of her bravery and unfaltering dedication to her job and community service throughout her cancer battle, Kohl was named Citizen of the Year by the Hillsboro Chamber of Commerce earlier this year. She also is a member of the Hillsboro Rotary Club, Hillsboro Lions Club and Second Wind, which is a charitable group that provides financial assistance to lung transplant patients.

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“The award was definitely a surprise. There are more deserving people out there, but I am happy and humbled they chose me. It’s an honor,” Kohl said. “I worked as much as I could during treatment. It was tough, but it helped because if I sat at home, that’s all I would have done – just sat around and thought about things. And sometimes, there are things you just don’t want to think about.” As a solid organ transplant patient, Kohl’s risk of developing lymphoma, a cancer of the lymphocyte cells that form part of the immune system, is markedly increased. One to 20 percent of people who receive heart, lung, kidney or liver transplants will develop a lymphoma, which is almost always related to infection by the Epstein Barr Virus (EBV). Usually, the body can tackle EBV, but the immune system of organ transplant patients is compromised due to medication they must take to prevent their body from rejecting transplanted organs. Kohl, who was born with a hole in her heart that grew larger as she grew older, knew the score when she had her heart and lung transplant in 2000 after spending almost three years on the transplant list. Without the new organs, the hole would have continued to enlarge, making the already difficult job of pumping blood and oxygen through her body even tougher for her damaged heart and lungs. Before her life-saving transplant, her chance of having a stroke was extremely high, an event she most likely would not have survived. See KOHL, Page 26B



Photo whizzes asked for, got lots of County grandparents shared more than 300 photos of their grandkids aren Cowell of Arnold edged out the competition to take the grand prize in the Grand Times’ annual “Show Off Your Grandkids” photography contest with a photo of her great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Yochum, 2. Cowell, 65, will receive $100 for first place. Grand Times, Leader Publications’ magazine for seniors, offers the contest each summer to Jefferson County grandparents age 50 and up. Leader staff members rate the photos on factors such as creativity, composition, charm and appeal, as well as technical aspects like crop, focus and lighting. Cowell’s winning entry had all the right stuff – clear, colorful and wellcomposed, it captured a precious memory crossing five generations. The photo was taken shortly after the death of Cowell’s mother, when family members were cleaning out her home. Little Ryleigh, then 2, brightened up what could have been a somber task, modeling hats and gloves and earrings that had belonged to her great-great-grandma. “We were all laughing at her,” Cowell said of the little one, who is obviously not camera-shy. “We stuck them on Ryleigh and she thought it was great. She likes dress-up.” This year’s contest drew more than


Gotta love a girl in a hat Karen Cowell, 65, of Arnold took a photo of her great-granddaughter, Ryleigh Yochum, 2, at Ryleigh’s great-great-grandmother’s house trying on a hat and earrings. “My mother passed away recently at 92,” Cowell says. “When we were cleaning out her house, we found a lot of hats and old jewelry. We stuck them on Ryleigh and she thought it was great. She likes dress-up.” Ryleigh is the daughter of Krystal Palmer and Shawn Yochum of Festus. Her grandmother is Cowell’s daughter, Karen Palmer.

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My favorite wildflower Ron Patrick of Dittmer took a photo of his granddaughter, Lauren Patrick, 6, among the blooms on Mother’s Day this year. “Wildflowers suit Lauren’s personality to a T,” he says. “She is energetic, colorful and always has a sunny disposition.” The photo won fourth place.

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320 pictures from contributors all over the county. There were newborns in Christmas stockings and teenagers in vintage prom dresses. There were little boys playing with toy cars and big boys posing with their real cars. There were aspiring ballerinas and soccer stars; kids playing in mud; kids baking cookies and plenty of kids just plain being adorable. “It’s always amazing how people can have a camera handy at just the right moment,” said Laura Marlow of the Leader staff. “We really enjoy going through and looking at all the photos. There are so many really wonderful shots.” Runners-up included second-place $50 winner Judy Lucas of De Soto, who captured her exasperated grandson, 5-yearold Mason, at the end of a photo shoot at her home last summer. His patience with grandma’s photography at an end, Mason told her he would do “just one more” – and the winning photo was the result.




Third through fifth winners each will receive $25. Third-place honors were awarded to Cathy Nelson of Festus for a photo of her grandsons, cousins Matthew Nelson, 4, and Max Nelson, 3, during a family beach vacation. Ron Patrick of Dittmer took fourth place with a photo of his granddaughter, Lauren Patrick, 6, among the blooms on Mother’s Day this year. Fifth place went to Carrie Wasson of Festus for her snapshot of granddaughter Ava Wasson in the koi pond at Wasson’s home. The winning entries, along with as many runners-up as space permits, appear in today’s issue of Grand Times. Plans are to publish as many of the remaining photos as space allows in future issues of the Arnold-Imperial Leader and the Jefferson County Leader or on the Leader website at www.myleaderpaper. com. Thanks all the grandparents who shared their photos and memories.



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Show me your attitude Judy Lucas of De Soto likes to do photo shoots with each of her seven grandchildren, and youngest grandchild Mason Lucas, then 5, was her subject during one of his visits to her home during the summer of 2011. “If all the kids are around, he won’t participate,” Lucas says. “But that day I said ‘Let me take a few pictures of you,’ and he was OK with it for a while. We had the flag hanging up for the Fourth of July and I put him in front of that.” But every man has his limits, and this shot, the final one of the day, captured Mason’s exasperation. “He was getting tired, and he said he would do one more,” Lucas says. “He was like ‘Will you come on?’ and I snapped it.” Mason is the son of Rob and Danielle Lucas of De Soto. The photo won second place.

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Back atcha, Ole Paint Ann Rea of Festus took a photo of her granddaughter, McKenzie Rea Zoph, 4, with her horse, Ole Paint. McKenzie named the horse when she got him for her third birthday. She loved him at first sight, her grandmother says, and their affection has only grown since then. “”It’s such a joy to see her with Ole Paint,” Rea says. “It’s like they both feel the same love for each other.”

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An ice cream smile Patricia Voss of Festus snapped this picture of her grandson, Dawson Jakoubek, then 4, in 2007. “I caught Dawson right at the perfect moment as we were coming back from getting ice cream,” she says.

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Blow flower Bill Knittig of Arnold got up close to catch this shot of his granddaughter, Molly Anne Christian, 2, picking dandelions at Arnold Park. “She picked one ‘blow flower’ for herself and one to share,” he says.

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Rain, rain don’t go away – I gotta new hat! Rosetta Hagan of Festus took this picture of her granddaughter, Brenna Hagan, then 4, wearing new rain gear when there wasn’t a drop falling. “She couldn’t wait for rain,” Hagan says. Brenna is now 14 and lives in Concord, Mass.

Blue eyes and rosy cheeks Puppy love Dee Politte of Festus submitted this photo she took of her grandson, Lane Hackworth, then almost 2, in April 2011. “Babysitting Lane is always lots of fun,” she says. “I love this picture because it shows off his big blue eyes and rosy red cheeks.”

Ruth Ash of Festus took a photo of her grandson, Cohen, 4, bonding with Murphy the dog, 3, in March.

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Dee Politte of Festus took this picture in April of her granddaughter, Isabella Dawn Marie Smith, 3, modeling handcrafted floral headgear. “Granny made the flower headband she is wearing,” Politte says. “Isabella is as sweet as she looks in this picture.”

Kay Schutte of De Soto was on hand to capture a memory of the fun her grandson, Trenton Schutte, had at his preschool’s Easter party in 2008. “He was so excited that he got a bubble blower, he smiled from ear to ear,” she says. “This grin is priceless.”

Monkeying around Elaine McKinney of Crystal City captured the adventurous spirit of her 5-year-old granddaughter, Ella McKinney, 5. “She is very adventurous and loves to climb trees and to play outdoors at her grandparents house,” McKinney says. Ella is the daughter of Chris and Mary McKinney of Festus and the granddaughter of Elaine and Jim McKinney and Bob and Connie Schlingmann of Hillsboro.

This one didn’t get away Rosann Lucas of De Soto recorded the occasion of her grandson, Noah Lucas, then 9, catching a stringer full of trout at Bennett Springs in 2009.

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Sparkle Mary Roderick of Festus took this picture of her smiling great-granddaughter, Gracie Lynn Godier Spees, 1. Gracie is the daughter of David Spees and Shelly Godier.

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I look like Paw Paw! Susan M Huckfeldt of Imperial took a photo of her grandson, Kylar Huckfeldt, who was wearing his grandpa’s hat “He said, ‘I can look like Paw Paw!’” she says.

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Worth 1,000 words Little Allen Hooker was in a bad mood, so his grandparents, Jim and Charlotte Hooker of Festus, got out the photo albums to lighten things up. “When we got to the pictures of his brother, Allen’s mood suddenly changed,” Charlotte says. “He clapped his hands together and got this huge smile on his face. Needless to say, we looked at that album a lot.”

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Loudest elves EVER Joan Radin of Festus caught the comical expression on her grandson’s face in this November 2011 photo. From left are her three grandchildren: Gwyneth Sophia Radin, 13 months, Garrett Taylor Shortt, 5, and Lyla Reah Shortt, 8 months. “Everyone was at Thanksgiving, ready to take the Christmas card picture, when the two little ones started crying,” Radin says. “Garrett was simply confused.”

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The loveliest linebacker Marlene Bair of Crystal City says the sport her athletic granddaughter, Anna Bair, 10, is most interested in is volleyball. “But for Halloween, she dressed like her daddy, Mitchell Bair, who played football for St. Pius High School.”

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Dixie G. Garrett of House Springs submitted this picture of her grandson, Garrett Matthew Freese, then 9 months, taken during a vacation to Florida with Garrett and his parents, Amy and Matt Freese. “My husband, Danny, and I went to Orlando with our daughter, her husband and Garrett,” she says. “It was Garrett’s first vacation and the first vacation we all went on since Garrett’s birth. Garrett was all decked out in his swimming attire for a float down the lazy river pool with his mom and dad. “We spent a wonderful week together and made a lot of great memories. Although Garrett may not remember his first vacation, his Grandma will have plenty of pictures and stories to share with him about it.”

Lookin’ good A grinner for Santa Barbara Haffer of De Soto took this photo of her grandson, Braden Miller of Oakville, under the Christmas tree.

Karen Cowell of Arnold snapped this shot of her grandson, Grayson Evans, 11 months, in April. “I just took the picture because he looked so happy,” Cowell says.

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A doll Judy Lucas of De Soto has only one granddaughter – Gabriella Lucas, who was 7 when her grandmother snapped this picture last summer. “It was fun to dress her up in my favorite vintage swimsuit,” Lucas says.

You do it, Grandpa Diana Valle of De Soto took a photo of her grandson, Brody Hercher, 2, with her husband, Joe Valle, who is teaching their grandson how to fish and carry on the family tradition.

Grandma’s sweet little ginger Linda Branner of Pevely took a photo of her granddaughter, Gracie Belle Dix, 5, in May. “She is the most beautiful redhead I know,” she says.

There, there, little bro Janet Blankenship of Crystal City captured this loving moment between her grandsons, Aden and Owen Blankenship, a few days after they were born. “They are the first boys and the first twins in the family,” she says. “I love this photo because Aden, the big brother, was kissing Owen to make him feel better.”

No, seriously Audrey Hardin of De Soto took a photo of her grandchildren during the family’s annual camping trip. In front, from left, are Drew Hardin, 6; Kylie Hardin, 11; Elizabeth McClinton, 1; Maddilyn Hardin, 8; and Cole McClinton. In back are Trevor Hardin, 5, left, and Garrett Hardin, 9. “The grandkids are wearing their new Fourth of July shirts Maw Maw got them, “ Hardin says. “And they are also sporting their unique, ‘goofy’ personalities.”

Boo-tiful Carol Hagan of Hillsboro took this photo of her granddaughter, Claire Hagan, 4 months, enjoying Halloween.



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Big brother on duty Eunice Atwell of Hillsboro captured this beautiful moment last year between her grandchildren, Steven Atwell, 4, and Alexandra, 18 months.

No posing Linda Berberich of Festus captured this quiet moment in the life of her granddaughter, Kendall Ellis. The little girl was “totally unaware” her picture was being taken. “The afternoon sun shining down on her hair made this rare quiet moment even better,” Berberich says.

Then what happened, Grandpa? Vickie Hodges of House Springs took this picture of her grandson, Syl Ulrich, listening to his grandpa, Dennis Hodges, read him a bedtime story. “Syl climbed up on Grandpa’s shoulder instead of his lap and got real comfy,” she says.


Catching some rays Colleen Rich of Arnold loves this picture of her granddaughter, Gianna Rich, 19 months, last summer. “I told her the sun was shining, and she said she was trying to catch it.”

Marsha Caramatti of Barnhart snapped this picture of her grandsons, brothers Vinny, 4, and Joey Caramatti, 3, showing off their sunny smiles and freshly brushed teeth. “It was a rare occasion, because they were hugging and smiling,” she says. They are the sons of Mike Caramatti and Jackie Orrea.

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Kohl: Honored for unfailing courage Continued from Page 9B

We gather together Pam Dutton of Festus took a photo of her grandchildren last Thanksgiving Day at the home of their great-grandmother Wanda Willm. From left, Andrew Dutton, Alayna Dutton, Reagan Huber, Addison Hartenburger and Scott Hartenburger.

Rain, schmain Daneen Buehler of Crystal City took a photo of her grandchildren, from left, Hailee, Jenna, Noah and Leigha Buehler, at West City Park. “A sudden rainstorm had ruined our plans for the evening,” she says. “We decided to go to the park anyway. After this photo, we played on the playground and got soaking wet. It was so much fun!”

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tolerate too many ‘poor Donna,’ days. A couple months after the transplant, I don’t do that and I don’t like pity. Kohl resumed her life with a healthy glow That’s probably part of the reason I replacing her former sallow complexion beat it.” and blue lips, fingernails and hands. At first, however, doctors weren’t She felt great relief when she sure chemotherapy had worked. After made it to the critical five-year post- six go-rounds, transplant mark as those first few years Kohl still felt ill and doctors still pose the greatest saw something risk for organ rethey suspected jection, infection was cancer in and cancer. her intestines on But early in follow-up scans. 2 0 11 , s h e b e In October gan feeling sick 2011, Kohl underand losing drawent surgery to matic amounts of remove 6 inches weight. of her intestines Certain her and some lymph troubles were renodes. T he bi lated to her digesopsy, however, tive system, she proved she did not was shocked to have cancer in her hear she had postintestines and the transplant lymmalady that sent phoma. She was her to the doctor diagnosed March in the first place 28 and began the was an intestinal first of six rounds blockage comof chemotherapy pletely unrelated April 12. to the lymphoma Her treator her status as a ments would betransplant recipigin on a Thursday ent. at the cancer cenThe October ter where cancersurgery remedied killing meds were the blockage. Ashley Cooper photo pumped into her Donna Kohl, left, accepts Citizen of the Kohl’s canbody until just af- Year award from Ann Portell, awarded cer risk remains ter lunchtime. higher than averby the Hillsboro Area Chamber of A nurse would Commerce earlier this year. age as she must come to her home continue taking later that day and anti-rejection hook her up to a PIC line, a peripher- medication the rest of her life. She ally inserted central catheter, so she refuses, however, to dwell on the cancould receive treatment through the cer that may or may not be waiting in portable IV while at work on Friday the wings. and throughout the weekend. She “There is the possibility that the would head back to the cancer center cancer will come back, but I can’t let Monday to wrap things up with a full that consume me,” she said. “I have day of chemotherapy. to take this medicine to keep my heart “I was just getting over the effects and lungs healthy. I have to suck it up. of the treatment when, three weeks But it’s all good. I’ve met a lot of good later, I would have to start it all over people throughout this experience and again,” Kohl said. “I wouldn’t wish I’ve made the best of it. It’s a rough way chemo on anyone. There were days to go, but if you keep plugging away and when I was in tears, but I couldn’t stay tough, you’ll make it.”

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Little girl, big bloom Timothy Shelley of Pevely took this photo of his granddaughter, Jenna Ryan Portell, picking flowers. Jenna is also the granddaughter of Kathy Shelley of Festus.

Hi, Nana Kristy Stuber of Festus only gets to see her grandson, Toby Ball, 2, a couple of times a year. But Stuber was pleased to find, on her most recent visit to Toby’s home in Pennsylvania, that the little boy’s father had been helping him recognize relatives. “His dad reminds him about me,” Stuber says. “When I arrived at their house, Toby said, ‘Hi Nana’ all through my visit. This is very special to me. I miss him.”

So lucky they’re here Kelly and Steve Queener of Barnhart feared the worst when their daughter, Dana, was in a near head-on car collision in 2010. “All medical persons involved could not believe she survived the accident,” Kelly says. That made them appreciate even more the miracle of Molly Grace Holmes, shown here in a March photo taken by Kelly. “Molly is our first grandchild, and every photo is special to us. We are lucky to have our daughter and now her daughter. Life is good.”

Larger opening. Feet first imaging. Quieter operation. New technology continues to arrive at Jefferson Regional Medical Center including the latest addition, a new MRI designed to maximize comfort for patients undergoing Magnetic Resonance Imaging, while providing the physician with high-resolution views from head to toe. In addition to its extra-large opening, the new Optima MR450w has a table surface with different cushion densities to alleviate pressure points, and a magnetic coil array that allows feet-first imaging for all exams. “This system also delivers outstanding imaging capability for the most advanced exams,” said James Junker, MD, Radiologist at Jefferson Regional. “The new clinical applications reduce exam times, and its quiet technology reduces the noise level.”

The grandkids are here, the grandkids are here! Debbie Barber of Dittmer took a photo of her oldest granddaughter, Brie Elder, 16, during a visit at Easter this year. “My dog, Panda, loves it when the grandkids visit,” Barber says.


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