Women Vets and One Woman's Dream

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According to the VA, 18% of veterans of women. Their numbers have doubled in the last decade and are expected to double again in the decade ahead. Many of them are now returning from tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, facing many of the same challenges as the men, but others that are uniquely their own. This Off the Cuff elaborates further on these issues.

One area veteran has a dream to address these unique needs. Tina McClurg of Gasconade County has expertise in the building and construction trades and a passion for helping these women transition back to civilian life--and, in many case, back to motherhood. Tina wants to create a Camp Hope specifically for women. She has her eyes on a parcel of land in Gasconade County, and is beginning to hear from more and more people willing to support her dream--everyone from those willing to help with construction and funding to massage therapists and counselors willing to help these women heal physically and emotionally.

If you would like to help, you can e-mail Tina directly at tinamcclurg@rocketmail.com or e-mail me at diane@klpw.com.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

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The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Gus Kleekamp with the Washington Post 218 Junior American Legion Baseball Team. Gus pitches, plays shortstop and bats third on the Junior Legion team that won the state championship in Blue Springs over the weekend. He posted the save in a 4-3 win over Festus in the title game. His batting average is .400 with 47-rbi and 47 runs scored. As a pitcher, he's 5-0 with an ERA of 1.631 and a WHIP of .961.

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2015 marks the first time in the history of Washington Post 218 American Legion Baseball that all three teams in the program have qualified for state tournament play. The Freshmen team played in the state tournament in Springfield earlier this month. The Juniors won state in Blue Springs last weekend and the Seniors are going to the state tournament in Sedalia this week.