• By Bill Miller Sr.
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Does a business owner have the right to refuse to make a wedding cake for a gay couple because the baker, based on his religious beliefs, does not approve of same-sex marriages? 

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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Whenever incidents come to light about the current sexual behavior by men in the public eye, which have brought them down from their high perches, scores of women come forward with their stories of what happened to them. Most are believable, but the media has to have its guard up because the…

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian
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Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to my corner of The Missourian. As always, feel free to give me a call at 636-629-1027 or send me an email at barmeiere@emissourian.com.

  • Bill Miller Sr.
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It is a fact that increases in population result in more crime. It has happened in Franklin County. It’s probably true that increases in population also mean more illegal drug use and more people are saved from overdose deaths by Narcan.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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Investigations. That seems to be the battle cry in Washington, D.C., and from one end of the country to the other, or sea to sea. Would Congress get more done if it didn’t have to investigate then investigate those who investigated?

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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There was a time in American history when sexual indiscretions and outright acts that bordered on criminal against women were spoken of softly, whispered or gently expressed — sotto voce. And were ignored by the press.

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to my corner of The Missourian. As usual, feel free to give me a call at 636-629-1027 or send me an email at barmeiere@emissourian.com.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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A major industry that is having troubled times is the National Football League (NFL). Attendance is down for some of the teams and interest overall in pro football seems for many to be waning.

I’m not super sentimental or nostalgic. I’m the person who throws most things away because “you can’t keep everything.” But if you’re reading this Wednesday, Nov. 15 — today you get a bit of sentimentality. You see, today is my son’s 11th birthday.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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Today’s column is taken from a talk delivered Veterans Day at The American Legion Post 218 in Washington by the writer of Editor’s Notebook. Excerpts from the talk follow:

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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My friends and I celebrated Halloween a week late this year. I decided to be creative with my costume.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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The advances in communication are remarkable.  However, we are old school and we aren’t an active participant in all the bells, whistles, buttons and keyboards of the electronic age.

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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Hello, loyal readers, and welcome to my corner of The Missourian. As always, feel free to give me a call at 636-629-1027 or shoot me an email at barmeiere@emissourian.com.

  • Bill Miller Sr.
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The Southwest Airliner from Baltimore, Md., was on time Saturday at 8 p.m. Inside Terminal 2 at Lambert St. Louis International Airport anxious family members, many with welcome home signs, and other greetings, waited for their loved ones. Elizabeth La Kamp, a professional singer who enterta…

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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One of my good friends from high school got married this past Saturday and I was a bridesmaid.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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The death of an airport is not a common occurrence. Usually, it’s the opposite — the birth of a new airport. A death is pending at St. Clair. The city of St. Clair has been trying to close its airport for years.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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The Franklin County United Way campaign is lagging somewhat going into the final weeks with about 43 percent of the goal raised.

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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The search is on for the perfect Halloween costume. As a kid, I never really had to worry about finding a costume every year because I would be the same character for consecutive Halloweens.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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Franklin County has an 1818 Corporation that is spearheading the observance of the birth of the county 200 years ago. The county also has a Bicentennial Committee that will direct the 200th anniversary events and overall celebration.

  • Bill Miller Sr.
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Sen. Claire McCaskill believes that a member of Congress should meet with the home folks, face to face, and that’s why she is holding Town Hall meetings across the state. She held her 46th in Washington Wednesday.

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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Decorating for Halloween has been an ongoing family tradition since I can remember.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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A study last year sponsored by the National Rural Health Association found that 673 rural hospitals were at a risk of closing, and 210 are considered to be at an extreme risk for closing.

  • By Bill Battle Missourian Sports Editor
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Every once in a while, I’ll make a check through various websites just to see what fans are saying and to try and get a feel for what to put in these columns.

  • By Elizabeth Barmeier – St. Clair Missourian Editor
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Recently, my favorite singer Kelly Clarkson released two new songs from her new album “Meaning of Life.” I have been a Kelly fan since she won “American Idol” when I was 9 years old in 2002.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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Last week at the Missouri Press Association annual convention in Springfield, Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft talked about the Safe at Home program. Since it was enacted in Missouri in 2007, we haven’t heard much about it lately.

National Newspaper Week begins Oct. 1. It’s a good time to look at the state of the industry. Community newspapers — weeklies, twice-a-week newspapers and small dailies — are not on the pressroom floor, ready to expire.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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An Associated Press story last Friday reported that a group of female students at a private school in Kansas City had been disciplined for posing with a swastika made from red plastic cups. It happened at an underage beer-drinking party.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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As  everybody knows, the 2016 presidential election was as close as it was controversial. That election will be the subject of many books, and American history instructors and students will dwell on it ad infinitum.

  • By Bill Miller Sr.
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An image a city has may not be the most important element in its well-being, but no one can deny it is important as to growth, viability and standard of living — quality of life.

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