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    Fatherhood: a shared journey

    By Keith McCarthy, son of resident Tom McCarthyWe celebrate Father’s Day to honor the unique role and niche of fatherhood. My father, Tom McCarthy, and I have an opportunity to enjoy, reflect and celebrate his example of fatherhood that he established for our family for nearly 60 years.My dad’s father passed away when my dad was 18 years old. At this point, my father partnered with his mother to raise his three siblings — two sisters and one brother.   Read More...

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    Tales of motherhood include laughter and adventure

    At the age of four, resident Devetia Condray was milking cows on the family farm.“I was more of a tomboy and loved to be outside,” she said. Enjoying life in the great outdoors is something that continued throughout her adulthood, too.Ever since her only son, JB, was 12, Devetia remembers spending Mother’s Day at the lake with her husband, John Burton Condray, and son.“Usually on Mother’s Day we ended up going to the lake and fishing and boat riding. We roughed it &...  Read More...

  • Small but mighty: The formidable Mary Williams

    March is Women’s History Month where we celebrate female visionaries and trailblazers past and present. This year we’re shining the spotlight on healthcare resident Mary Williams for her role as business owner, honorary knight, community volunteer, grand marshal, wife, mother and grandmother.For 51 years, Mary worked as a full-service florist at her flower shop, Sunny Wall Flowers, in Rolla. From weddings to funerals, school events and “just because” bouquets, Mary and he...  Read More...

  • Love for children draws Janet Brown to teach

    From an early age, Rolla Presbyterian Manor resident Janet Brown knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life.“I just knew I wanted to teach kindergarten when I was in elementary school. From the time I was quite young, I loved children. In the meantime, I babysat quite a bit,” said Janet.After getting her teaching degree from the University of Missouri, marrying her high school sweetheart and then having three children, her dream to teach came true.“I was drafted when I ha...  Read More...

  • Not just horsing around

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