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Family's Four Kids Determined To Provide Entire Village With Fresh Water For Christmas

The number one cause of death in the world is dehydration.  Pictured are Brayden(8), Landen(7), Eleni(5) and Addi(3).

By Kyle Quick

--Today, most people have forgotten the true meaning of Christmas and are more concerned about buying materialistic items for themselves.

However, one family of four children, Brayden, Landen, Eleni, and Addi, have just one thing they want for Christmas; and the story behind their Christmas wish is remarkable.

Julia McIntyre - 12-Year-Old Cross Country Star In The Making

By Kyle Quick

At the age of 12 and in seventh grade at R-2, Julia McIntyre is already making a name for herself and at Thursday’s Hermann Turkey Trot, her name was mentioned more times than I could keep track of.

Throughout this past cross country season I kept hearing the name Julia and what an amazing runner she was, except everyone failed to mention the fact she is only 12, which is the reason I could never find her in any of the varsity girls races.

An Oktoberfest Magical Moment At Stone Hill  

Once Waldtravd Hall was on the dance floor it was like she stepped back in time to her younger days, reliving and creating unforgettable memories.

By Kyle Quick
Photos by Kaylin Bade

Hermann, Mo. - "I had the time of my life." This is how 84-year-old Waldtravd Hall "Aunt Wally" described her experience at Oktoberfest at Stone Hill Winery on Saturday.

Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis since she was 29, "It's a miracle she can still move around," her niece and caretaker Debra Smith said.

Debra explained, "Aunt Wally has had good and bad days since being diagnosed with Dementia."

Cadette Troop 455 Shows Leadership - Travel 30 Miles To Help At Recruitment Event

Kristen Walther, left, Edayla Talley, center, and Kaitlynn Allen,
members of Girl Scout Troop 455, traveled 30 miles to help a troop
leader with a recruitment event in Bourbon, Missouri.

Bourbon, Mo. - Think Girl Scout Recruitment Events can be hectic? Not for Cadette Troop 455. They are examples of older girls coming to the rescue.

Earlier this month, Kate Engemann, Community Development Manager for District 12, which consists of Crawford, Franklin and western St. Louis counties, hosted a recruitment event at Bourbon Elementary School, where she received assistance from this troop. She cited examples of the girls’ leadership.

“When they came in, I simply showed them the activity planned and they took charge,” Engemann said. “They set it up, they made new supplies and they introduced themselves to the girls as they arrived then talked to them about Girl Scouts while they did the activity. It’s a good thing they came; we had 26 girls who signed up for Girl Scouts that night.”

Steve Cohen, Founder of Apple of His Eye Mission Society, To Speak At Ebenezer Lutheran Church

Mr. Steve Cohen, Founder of The apple of His Eye mission Society in St. Louis Mo., will be speaking at Ebenezer Lutheran Church during worship service this Sunday, Oct. 13 during the 9 a.m. Bible class and during the Worship Service at 10 a.m.

Cohen has been a missionary to the Jewish people since 1976.  He came to faith in 1973 through the prayerful witness of a Lutheran who took seriously the Biblical mandate to bring the Gospel to all people, including the Lost Sheep of the House of Israel.  Cohen began as a volunteer with the international Jews for Jesus ministry in 1974 and joined their staff in 1976.

Cohen and his wife Jan, led the mobile evangelistic drama team, The New Jerusalem Players from 1978 to 1980.  He served as associate Director of the New York and Boston branches of Jews for Jesus and founded the Canadian branch in Toronto and the Ft. Lauderdale branch in Florida.

Leeper retires from Hermann Hospital after 41 years

Pictured left to right:  Matt Siebert, BSRT, MH Assistant Administrator of Ancillary Services and Mary Leeper.
Photo courtesy HADH.

Hermann, Mo. - Mary Leeper, LPN retired after working in the medical field for 41 years on September 27th.  Leeper began her career at Southwest Medical Associates, (SMA) where she spent 32 years of her career.

In 2004, SMA became a clinic of Hermann Area District Hospital where she has worked the past 9 years.

In recognition and celebration of Mary’s retirement Dr. Talley took Mary and the staff of SMA out to lunch.

Nearly 40 Pro-Life People Lined Highway 100 For Annual LIFE CHAIN

Photos courtesy of Shari Panhorst
By Kyle Quick

New Haven, Mo. - On Sunday nearly 40 pro-life individuals stood along highway 100, joining tens of thousands of people across the United States and Canada holding signs with messages such as:  Abortion Kills Children, Jesus Forgives and Heals, Adoption: The Loving Option, Lord, Forgive Us and Our Nation, Abortion Hurts Women, Pray yo End Abortion, and Life—The First Inalienable Right.

Steinbeck First Missouri Player Enshrined Into North American Fastpitch Hall of Fame

Pictured with Eric Steinbeck after his enshrinement into the NAFA Hall of Fame are his dad and mom, John and Diane
Photos courtesy of Evelyn Quick

Stony Hill, Mo. - Growing up and playing in the local men's fastpitch softball league was the beginning of Eric Steinbeck's Hall of Fame career.

On Wednesday August 8th at the North American Fastpitch Association (NAFA) World Series in Des Moines, Iowa Steinbeck, 41, became the first player from Missouri to be inshrined into the NAFA Hall of Fame.