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Onward We Go: The CHS Class Of 1974 Reunites For 45-Year Reunion

by Stella Linneman The Columbia High School Class of 1974 gathered for a reunion at Tiny’s Bar and Grill. Thank you to Tiny’s staffers Allison, Kyle and Don for accommodating our needs for a perfect evening. I still remember walking the halls of CHS from my freshman to senior years and finally graduating. Now 45 years……

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After Extended Summer Temps, Fall Has Arrived

by Stella Linnemann Hi folks. Autumn is here and we closed our family swimming pool. This was later than normal because of the warm weather lasting a bit longer.  I was still in the water Oct. 1 doing my physical therapy. My leg seems to be doing better, although my balance isn’t that great. It……

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Hoping For A Mild Flu Season As Summer Once Again Migrates Into Autumn

by Stella Linne,amm Fall is here and it’s time for your annual flu shot. I think the best time to get the vaccine is the end of October. The flu bug often starts circulating in November or December and hits its peak by February.  Sure, one who’s gotten the shot can still get hit by……

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We Are Family… Coming Together After Tragedy

by Stella Linnemann Even though one might not be related to the tragic, horrific, shooting of ISP Trooper Nick Hopkins, we all came together as a family to mourn the loss of such a senseless death. There is support, love and prayers to the family and friends. This death has shaken up all our communities……

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Who Remembers The Old J.B. Bridge?

by Stella Linnemann Today’s youth only know the J.B. Bridge as the two reddish-orange structures carrying traffic over I-255. But older folks remember the grey, steel, two-lane bridge which motorists took to get from Rt. 3 to U.S. 50 as they made their way into South St. Louis County.  The original Jefferson Barracks Bridge was……

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Learning To Keep My Balance Is A Chore

by Stella Linnemann As seniors, we tend to lose our balance easier. It’s more difficult to look up and not get dizzy. We also trip more frequently. That one fall can result in all kinds of injuries. One lesson I have learned is not to wear flip flops. Flip flops are dangerous and so are……

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The Heat Is On As We Swelter This Summer

by Stella Linnemann Now we are into the month of August. The summer, as usual, is flying by.  Columbia isn’t the only place that the heat has been sweltering this summer. Paris, France broke a record high temperature of 107 degrees Fahrenheit. European countries setting new high temps include France, Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands. ……

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Everyone’s Got Hot-Button Political Issues

by Stella Linnemann Politics seem to be the most controversially debated subject in all areas of life. Hot button discussion topics include abortion, recreational marijuana and raising cigarette taxes. What I don’t understand is , why don’t they raise taxes on liquor? Alcohol-related deaths while driving a vehicle has caused numerous fatalities on our roadways…….

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Happy To Ring In The Season Of Spring

by Stella Linnemann Hello everyone! May is finally here.  People are complaining of allergies due to the pollen in the air. It’s almost time to take the cover off the pools and fill them up with water. It seems like we just closed our above ground pool. The winter went by pretty fast. I see……

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My Journey To The Town Of Columbia

by Stella LinnemannMy family’s journey to the United States and eventually making a home in Columbia has continued to shape my life.    When I was three years old in October of 1959 my family arrived by boat from The Netherlands to New York. We could not speak English.My brother and I were not separated……

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