A “news story” (no source mentioned on the one we received) on the Internet falls into the category of fake news. Some people are just now awakening to the fact that anybody can put anything on the Internet.
A welcome change that will be coming after Donald Trump takes the oath of president is elimination of federal government regulations that are strangling small businesses, and hindering growth in many fields.
Yesterday, Dec. 7, 1941 — a date which will live in infamy — the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt said in his address to Congress Dec. 8, 1941, the day after the Japanese attacked …
To The Editor:
Close-minded reply: In a recent edition of The Missourian, a gentleman I’ll refer to by initials only, P.S., fired a vitriolic cheap shot across the Franklin County conservative bow.
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I would like to tell Mr. Sheppard, writing in the latest edition of The Missourian, who disparaged the very many of us who voted for Mr. Trump, that I too thank God for the mercy that He showed this nation by not allowing Hillary Clinton to be elected.
It was such a different era from today — Dec. 7, 1941 — 75 years ago. Few of the young people today realize the significance of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii by the Japanese on that Sunday so long ago. It shaped world happenings for the next 75 years, and even longer as we look ahead.
The Franklin County Planning and Zoning Commission has extended until Dec. 6 the deadline for public comment on a proposal to conduct a strip mining operation adjacent to the Meramec River. Those readers of The Missourian who may not have had an opportunity to attend the hearings on this matter (or may not be aware of the havoc such an operation will wreak on the river and the area around it) should act quickly to voice their concerns.
Our President-elect Donald Trump said that he will turn over all of his business interests to his children in an attempt to avoid any conflicts of interest. He says he will be running the federal government on a full-time basis.
The Clinton campaign, that is, its leaders, apparently have not disbanded and will take part in a recount of votes in Wisconsin in the presidential election between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Donald Trump needs to prepare himself for when he is president that all of his actions will be under a magnifying glass, not only by Republicans but by the big, liberal media. That is somewhat true of any president, but Trump’s mouth, his wealth, his expansive business interests and his farf…
With the news over the weekend of Fidel Castro’s death, our thoughts went back to 2000 when we visited Cuba with a National Newspaper Association study mission group. It was a memorable trip.
For as long as it can be remembered, there has been a search to find the answer to why some people live longer. Many reasons have been advanced and theories offered, but no one single reason has found general acceptance with the exception of one — a person’s genetic makeup. Such reasons as d…
To The Editor:
In response to recent letters expressing disdain for those who are protesting Donald Trump’s hateful speech/political platform/recent election, I would like to address Marty Riggs and Glen Marquart directly.
To The Editor:
My name is Theresa Johnson and my address is 1667 Highway TT, St. Clair.
I am 90-plus years of age and have lived at this address for some 56 years, and my in-laws before me for probably 60 years. There is a quarter mile of farmland involved here.
To The Editor:
Nov. 9, 2016, the DNC pronounced DOA at 3:30 a.m. CST.
Washington has the largest Korean War Veterans’ Group in the USA. Nov. 22 Kim threatened our nation . . . again. Can we claim a victory when the 38th Parallel still exists?
On Oct. 28 members from the Washington Jaycees held a stoplight collection for the All-Abilities Park at the corner of 5th and Jefferson streets. We were blessed with abundant financial support from passing motorists, and enjoyed hearing your testimonials about your family’s use of the park!
A major redevelopment project in Downtown Washington moved another step forward this past Monday when the city council selected Developer Andy Unerstall as the preferred developer for the Front Street Redevelopment Area.
During the campaign for president, Donald Trump often referred to his opponent as “Crooked” Hillary because of her private email server, Benghazi, lies, the Clinton Foundation and using high public office for personal gain.
About the crybabies: Marty, you sure hit the nail on the head. We have a great generation of spoiled brats. If they want a car to go to high school their parents get it for them. Too many of them just think about want, want, want. They don’t think about working to get the things they want. I know jobs may be hard to find but there are places to volunteer everywhere.
There is so much to contemplate since the presidential election. One of the topics I feel needs to be addressed is the slanted and biased views of the East and West Coast press.
In the fire service today “retention and recruitment” of volunteers is becoming more challenging. There are greater public expectations of firefighter performance, advanced time and training demands, and increasing call volumes. What most of today’s volunteer fire chiefs call challenges, the Washington Volunteer Fire Company called advancements, years ago.
A side effect of the presidential election is that it has put the spotlight on fake news on the Internet. Anybody can put anything on the Internet and it’s time something is done about it. It won’t be easy.
There is a campaign around the country to try to change the outcome of the presidential election. Hillary Clinton’s supporters are trying to persuade members of the Electoral College to deny Donald Trump the presidency even though he won it with 290 electoral votes to Clinton’s 232. Clinton …
Any fundraising campaign that has a goal of $1.1 million has to five leaders nervous moments about reaching that height in donations. There are a few jittery moments in every campaign about reaching the goal.