Leon Deraps 5th Annual 5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride

March 30, 2013 at 11:27 am | In Uncategorized by admin
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Lance Cpl. Leon B. Deraps, 19, of Jamestown, Mo., died May 6, 2006 while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 7th Engineer Support Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, I Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Pendleton, Calif.


KMIZ ABC 17 News coverage of Leon Deraps visitation.


July 8, 2011 Nancy Grace Tribute to Leon.

The L.Cpl. Leon B. Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund
5th Annual
5 Mile Walk/Run/Ride
9:00 am ~ Saturday, May 4th, 2013

Location: Starting at Advanced Chimney ~ 365 W Row ~ at the corner of Hwy 1-79 & Hwy 87 in Jamestown, MO and ending at Assumption Catholic Church at Cedron.

Registration: Please pre-register before April 20th, 2013 Send participant(s) name(s), t-shirt size(s) and $25.00 ($15.00 for 18 to 12 years of age and 12 and under is $10.00) to:

Kim Barbour ~ 21239 Highway 179 ~ Jamestown, MO 65046

You may register the day of the event for $30.00/if a t-shirt is not available-we will mail it to you.

Sign In: 8:00 am ~ 8:45 am. Start of event is 9:00am.

Walk/Run Participants please register at Cedron Church (off of Hwy D) and ride the shuttle bus to Advanced Chimney. (Last shuttle leaves PROMPTLY at 8:45 am) Bike/Motorcycle Participants please register at:
Advanced Chimney ~365 West Row ~ Jamestown

Shorter routes available upon request. Water stations will be located along the route. Concessions available at Cedron grounds following the event. (Hot dogs/Chips/Cookies/Drink)  For your convenience we are offering meal tickets to be pre-purchased at the registration table for $4.00.

If you are unable to walk/run/ride but would like to participate by volunteering or for questions or directions please contact:
~ Omie Johnson at (573) 298-1558 or omie@c-magic.com

**All proceeds benefit the L.Cpl Leon Deraps Memorial Scholarship Fund**

For additional information, including links to download event forms, waivers, etc.

Visit: 

http://leonderapsscholarship.org/ 

and  http://leonderaps.net/.

Download and share flyer click here -> Leon’s Memorial 2013

2013 Easter / Passover Shipment On Its Way!

March 17, 2013 at 8:53 am | In Service Members, Uncategorized by admin
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We had 7 volunteers at the “Packing Party” on Friday, March 15, 2013:

Kathy Branson
Nancy Hart
Rick Hart
George Lauer
Janice Lauer
Betty Lohmann
Kolbi Ward

We managed to prepare 24 priority boxes, 4 each for our 6 service members:

Michael Biggers
AWS2 Nathaniel Edwards
Russell Gray
Anthony Hart, CS2
Sgt Corey Rudroff * New - http://news.troop-support.com/?p=9075
SFC Joseph S. Wertz * New – http://news.troop-support.com/?p=9057

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Plates of homemade cookies from Terry Walkenhorst

Plates of homemade cookies from Terry Walkenhorst

 

Homemade cookies from Cindy Ayer

Homemade cookies from Cindy Ayer

 

Homemade cookies from Peggy Hartman

Homemade cookies from Peggy Hartman

 

Caramel corn from Gina Atkinson

Caramel corn from Gina Atkinson

 

Homemade chocolate toffee

Homemade chocolate toffee

 

36 bags of Famous Amos cookies from Dennis Sykes

36 bags of Famous Amos cookies from Dennis Sykes

 

Crochet cross bookmarks made by Connie Heyer, Maries Manor Nursing Facility

Crochet cross bookmarks made by Connie Heyer, Maries Manor Nursing Facility

 

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Sentiment about crosses from Connie, copied for each soldier

Sentiment about crosses from Connie, copied for each soldier

 

Assorted items, these from Melissa Walker

Assorted items, these from Melissa Walker

 

Assorted items, these from Betty Lohmann

Assorted items, these from Betty Lohmann

 

Items getting sorted and broke down

Items getting sorted and broke down

 

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

 

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

 

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

Cards from Immanuel Lutheran Learning Center and School

 

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Cards from Jefferson City Secular Home School Group

Cards from Jefferson City Secular Home School Group

 

Cards from Jefferson City Secular Home School Group

Cards from Jefferson City Secular Home School Group

 

Handmade Cards  from Cheryl Korsmeyer - they are blank, for soldiers to use when writing home

Handmade Cards from Cheryl Korsmeyer – they are blank, for soldiers to use when writing home

 

Handmade Cards  from Cheryl Korsmeyer - these were for members of the packing party to sign

Handmade Cards from Cheryl Korsmeyer – these were for members of the packing party to sign

 

Cards From Janice Lauer

Cards From Janice Lauer

 

Cards from Gina Atkinson

Cards from Gina Atkinson

 

Letters from Lauren McComb

Letters from Lauren McComb

 

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Assorted decorations

Assorted decorations

 

Janice Lauer starting first 18 (of 24) boxes

Janice Lauer starting first 18 (of 24) boxes

 

Filling boxes, layer by layer

Filling boxes, layer by layer

 

Filling boxes, layer by layer

Filling boxes, layer by layer

 

Kathy Branson, Nancy Hart, Betty Lohmann, Rick Hart, Janice Lauer

Kathy Branson, Nancy Hart, Betty Lohmann, Rick Hart, Janice Lauer

 

Kolbi Ward and baby Lucille

Kolbi Ward and baby Lucille

 

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Example of insert in each box

Example of insert in each box

 

Janice Lauer delivering packages to post office

Janice Lauer delivering packages to post office

 

Janice Lauer delivering packages to post office

Janice Lauer delivering packages to post office

 

Thanks to everyone who helped with this shipment!

As long as our precious children are in harm’s way protecting us, showing them we care is the least we can do for them. Please, keep them in your thoughts and prayers.

The next shipment will be for Independence Day, collection will start Monday, May 20, 2013.

Sgt Corey Rudroff

March 4, 2013 at 12:24 pm | In Service Members by admin
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Above is Sgt Corey Rudroff, the newest soldier to be added to our Troop Support network.  Sgt  Rudroff  will join us in our Easter / Passover Shipment 2013. Below is a brief introduction provided by his family.

Corey Rudroff is serving with the Army in Afghanistan.  This is his second tour in Afghanistan.  He has also served two tours in Iraq.  Corey is from the St. Louis area and is married to Susan.  His paternal grandparents grew up in central Missouri.  Corey is the cousin of two DHSS employees – Jo Ann Rudroff and Jackie Kilgore.

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