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Goalie Howard Kept U.S. in the Game

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

I think I’ll start a petition for the National Day of Mourning as the Men’s U.S. National team got their butts handed to them against Belgium. I was so pumped up for this game but from minute one the U.S. team fell into a defensive shell like a frightened turtle. The team was lucky to only have two goals scored against them.

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Documentary on Spanish Lake Hits Home For Filmmaker & Participants

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A Boomer’s Journal

By Tom Anselm

About a year ago, we ran a story about a young film maker from Los Angeles who spent his early years in Spanish Lake and was planning on doing a documentary about how his old neighborhood had changed.

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Can U.S. Soccer Team Keep Momentum Up Against Portugal?

**Randy Gardner photo**By Randy Gardner

Everyone knows that I am a huge soccer fan but when the World Cup comes around I turn into a fanatic and Monday I sat and watched something that I will never forget. That is the biggest win in world history for the United States beating Ghana 2-1 in a match that everyone thought they would lose.

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A Big Boost For Women’s Golf as USA Brings Home the Curtis Cup

The USA team celebrates after their win.

The USA team celebrates after their win.

By Tom Anselm

This past Friday, June 6, exactly 70 years since the United States and Great Britain joined with several other countries to storm the beaches of Normandy, France, the two major Allied forces came to blows, or at least ball strikes, on the lush and soon-to-be soggy St. Louis Country Club course for The 38th Curtis Cup Match.

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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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