Monthly Archives: August 2013

An Evening at the Winery to Support Benevolent Care

It was a lovely evening for a lovely cause. One hundred and sixty of Meridian Village’s residents, staff, and closest friends turned out for An Evening at the Winery Sunday, August 24, and helped raise $14,500 for Benevolent Care in their community. Between wine tastings, live music, a silent auction, and a sumptuous dinner, the […]

A Room with a View: Shirley has a great perspective on her time at Meridian Village

Shirley Knippenberg is absolutely in love with her balcony. “You can really see what’s going on here,” she says, looking down over the rest of Meridian Village. “I always wanted to live on the top floor. It’s such a beautiful view.” Shirley and her husband Arnold are two of Meridian Village’s longest tenured residents. “We […]

War Stories: Tales from LHV’s Veterans Discussion Group

Recently, Lutheran Hillside Village resident and World War II veteran Ken Jones gave a lecture in the community’s chapel on what life was like during his time in the service. During the program, Ken invited other vets to rise and say a few words about their own tours of duty. “I had the veterans stand […]

The Silver Star: LHV Resident Mel Campbell was honored for heroism in WW2

Lutheran Hillside Village resident Mel Campbell isn’t one to brag. In fact, it was decades before he felt like he was ready to talk about the day during World War II where he earned the Silver Star – one of the most prestigious decorations a member of the Armed Forces can earn. “I was drafted […]

The Crimefighter and the Cancer Buster: Meet Two of the Most Colorful Residents in the Lenoir Woods Village

He’s a retired police officer who helped change the way law enforcement protect children. She helped bring advanced radiation therapy techniques to central Missouri. To call Gus and Sally Kolilis a unique couple would be something of an understatement. “I retired from the St. Louis Police Department in 1990,” says Gus. “Sally was originally from […]

Life in Motion: Lenoir Woods’ first-ever 5K Run raises more than $5K for Benevolent Care

Health and wellness are two cornerstones of life at Lenoir Woods – so is it any wonder the inaugural LW5KRun was such a huge success? More than 40 runners took up the challenge Sat., June 28, and helped Lenoir Woods raise more than $5,000 for Benevolent Care in the process. Click below to see all […]

Trivia Night! Laclede Groves’ scholars raises nearly $3,000 for Alzheimer’s

Each armed with a nogginful of knowledge nuggets, more than 100 local scholars congregated in Laclede Groves’ auditorium Saturday, Aug. 23, for its second annual Trivia Night. Held to support the Alzheimer’s Association, the event raised nearly $3,000…and a lot of people’s blood pressures as they strained to pry barely remembered answers from deep within […]

Giving Back: The Violas Are Volunteers Par Excellence

Service runs in the family for the Violas. Richard was the vice president of customer service at Southwest Bank. Mary was a nun with the Sisters of Divine Providence. (She left her order just prior to taking her final vows because she wanted to serve in a different capacity – as a mother.) And in […]

Kings (and Queens) of the Road! Heisinger Bluffs residents check out the summer car show

From the clunkers and junkers of yesteryear to the souped up muscle cars of tomorrow, there’s nothing like a good car show. Which is why the residents of Heisinger Bluffs made the drive out to Capital Mall in Jefferson City – to reminisce about the days when hot rods were kings of the road! Click […]

Chuck Westin: Starting a New Life at Heisinger Bluffs

“My association with the community goes back a few years to 2005,” says Chuck Westin, a now-longtime resident of Heisinger Bluffs. “My wife Joann was struck with early-onset memory impairments. We were living in Florida at the time, and we started looking for a place that offered multiple levels of care. We were interested in […]