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Residents in the Four States show Dad they care

For many, Dad is a hero and worth taking great steps to see on Father's Day. 
To some, golfing the Schifferdecker course with dad is a long time tradition.
"We try to do it as an annual thing because our dads are the ones that taught us how to golf and showed us the game, so what better way to spend Father's Day," said Ty Albright, Galena resident.
This year, one of the Albrights requested leave from his Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida, to make it home just in time for the holiday.
Travis Albright, a Navy active service member, says he did not want to miss the family gathering, especially the chance to see his dad.
"My dad means a lot," said Travis Albright, US Navy.  "He's made me the man I am today and I thank him. I love him to death."
With his brothers, uncle and cousins along too, Travis says it is not just any golf game.
"We're really competitive about it, to put it lightly," he said.
Others preferred to celebrate with Dad in a less intense match of mini-golf.
Kids here say it is a great way to show how much their dad means to them.
"They work very hard and it's not fair if you're not going to act right," said Trinity Peterson, 6th grader.  "You have to show your appreciation somehow."
Fathers say the time spent together is always appreciated.
"I tell my kids that everyday is Father's Day," said Jim Marsh, Joplin resident.  "This is a day we set aside for dads, but everyday they make me proud and I want to take advantage of everyday."
As for Travis, he is making the most of every moment, knowing some servicemen do not get to share that luxury.
"There are a lot of guys overseas right now that would love to wish their fathers a happy Father's Day," he said.  "I hope they at least get a call home to tell them."
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