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Alexis Oetterer, an eighth-grade student at St. Gertrude School, center, was named the National Elks Drug Awareness Essay winner. The Washington Elks Lodge held a reception for Oetterer Saturday, Sept. 8. With her, from left, are Bob Stemmler, assistant in the local drug awareness program; Tom Hausmann, local drug awareness chaiman; Doug Mattenlee, director of national drug awareness program; Gene Delleart, district deputy and grand exalted ruler; Frank Scarpino, state drug awreness chairman; and Mike Heimann, vice president of the Northeast District. Oetterer is the daughter of James and Monica Oetterer, Krakow. Missourian Photo.