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 Senior Allison Hinson with the St. Clair Track and Field Team. Allison won state in the Class 4 Shot Put with a distance of 47-feet-three and three quarter inches in the state track championships at Lincoln University in Jefferson City Friday. Allison will continue her throwing career at Illinois State University. She has also been an honor role student throughout her high school career.

OFF THE CUFF with Diane Jones

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Commencement, it is said, is a beginning. Yet graduations are also the end of an era--for students and their parents. For the kids, it's a time of excitement and promise. For parents, it's a bit more bittersweet.

What will the future hold for the Class of 2015? Time will tell.

My youngest has now graduated from high school. Back in 1980, I was the youngest of my family who graduated.

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SPORTS CORNER

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Senior Legion...
Washington got back on track with a 5-2 win over Festus at Ronsick Field. Spencer Juergens pitched all seven innings as Post 218 improved to 3-1 overall on the season.