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Dining Divas Were On a Mission At Mission Taco Joint

**Lisa Kampeter photo** revisedThe Dining Divas

By Lisa Kampeter

Webster defines a “mission” as a “ministry commissioned by a religious organization to propagate its faith or carry on humanitarian work”.  I don’t think it was an accident that the Dining Divas chose a restaurant for this month’s outing with “mission” in its name.  And I don’t think it was an accident that the date of the Diva outing was the day that I was to get some very important news.

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Nothing Like a Camping Trip For Family Bonding

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I know it is summer and we are supposed to be talking about baseball and hot dogs and things like that but everybody talks about those things and has an opinion on the Cardinals early season inconsistencies.

Let’s talk about what  families go through like the experience of going camping as a family with three young boys. It’s almost like a sport, many different sports if you really look at it.

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Big-Time Women’s Golf’s is Here As Golf Finds Itself ‘in the Rough’

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By Tom Anselm

Today (June 5)  I will be out and about on the exclusive and difficult St. Louis Country Club golf course covering the opening practice rounds of some of the best amateur woman golfers in both the United States and Great Britain and Ireland.  They will be squaring off for real tomorrow in hopes of claiming The 38th Curtis Cup.  In our next issue we will have some of the actual, real-live results, both from the event and from my quest to find that perfectly shaded area from which to observe said goings-on.

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My Son Gives New Meaning to “May the Force Be With You”

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

My column should be better  today for one reason and one reason only and that is because I am sitting at the desk or should I say the computer keyboard of editor Bob Lindsey.

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When They Gotta Fly, You Have to Let Them

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By Tom Anselm  

She was barely 2 years old when she put on her sisters purple and pink two-piece swim suit, reached into the drawer for the pool passes and walked the sidewalk of New Halls Ferry Road down to the Barrington Downs pool. By herself. At rush hour. Jill came home from work about 5 and found the rest of the family glued to the TV, watching the devastation wrought by the 100 Years Flood of 1993.

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Rams Had a Good Draft Even Without Taking Wide Receiver

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Do you know how you have the best intentions on doing something even if you are told to do them just a few hours before, well that is my life with my column.

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