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In Memoriam: Chuck Hanson

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By Mike Hellmann – It is with deep regret that I let you all know that Chuck Hanson passed away on May 14, 2019. Hanson was a dear friend to some of our members and was very supportive of our society. He spoke at several of our regional conferences. He was a speaker and vendor at the CSSA convention we hosted …

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Gladys Drummond & Drummond Nursery

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By Pat Cosgrove – We in the St. Louis region are fortunate to have within driving distance Drummond Nursery, located near DeSoto, Mo. It offers four greenhouses packed with an array of cacti and succulents. Fred and Gladys Drummond began their business in 1968 by producing plants for terrariums, which were …

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Sticky Memories

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By Don Lesmeister and Mike Hellmann – As I looked out the SUV’s window, “riding shotgun” took on a whole new meaning. Here I was … riding down the highway in New Mexico, staring out at the rolling hills of the high desert, thinking what a rough terrain it was and how hard it must have been for the early settlers. The landscape …

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Memories of Steve Young

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By Joseph Robertson – I can remember when Steve had just a few plants. But I knew that Steve had an interest in plants and nature. So, one day, while Steve was at work, I dug the first garden at the house. Steve loved it and our shared love for plants and gardening began. Then Steve’s brother Dave gave us an echinopsis …

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Dorothy Weitz Remembered

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By Barbara Rengers – Henry Shaw Cactus Society has lost a great mentor and friend. Dorothy Weitz, honorary member of HSCSS, passed away on October 7, 2010, at the age of 97. All members of HSCSS have been touched in some way by this wonderful woman. Even if you were not fortunate enough to know her in …

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Doris Neralich Remembered

Doris Neralich, the woman I will always remember as the woman in the front row at our meetings, passed away on January 21, 2008. Her husband, Joseph, preceded her in death. Doris had two children, Judy Spenner and Steve Neralich. Judy’s son Steve brought his grandmother to the HSCSS shows and some of the meetings. Steve was …

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Roy Kasten Remembered

On October 19, 2007, the world lost a special person and Henry Shaw Cactus Society lost a good friend. To use Reneé Jordan’s words: “It is with a heavy heart that I tell you our good friend and longtime member Roy Kasten has passed away.” Roy David Kasten graduated from the Lutheran Medical School of Nursing in 1977 and …

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HSCSS Officer Duties

Club members who attend the November HSCSS meeting will elect officers and a new board member for 2006. Although the Nominating Committee will offer a recommended slate of candidates, nominations will also be accepted during the meeting. To help members consider running for office, the following descriptions outline …

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