• By Caroline Miller, Webster Groves
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To The Editor:

This campaign season has clearly demonstrated that voters are hungry for change and are tired of establishment candidates who refuse to do their jobs and won’t get anything done. We, the taxpayers, do our jobs and so should our elected officials.

  • By Dave Cochard, Union
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To The Editor:

Many interesting letters have been published about the unsafe traffic conditions existing north of the western intersection of Highway 47 and U. S. 50 in Union where the new Flat Creek bridge was built.

  • By Ann Sellmeyer, Washington
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To The Editor:

On Nov. 8, we are going to make one of our most important decisions — choosing our next president. Many wanted a change in the 2000 election.

  • By Richard F. Stratman, Washington
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To The Editor:

As I look upon the 2016 election for president and vice president, I realize how little the American public knows about the process of electing our nation’s chief executives. This is in part due to the failure of our educational system in civics education.

  • By Keith L. Mueller, USN (Ret.), Franklin County Central Township Constitution Party Committeeman St. Clair
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To The Editor:

In this year’s presidential race there is an alternative to the choices put forth by the two-party establishment and mainstream media.

  • By Ann Sellmeyer, Washington
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To The Editor:

On Nov. 8, we are going to make one of our most important decisions — choosing our next president. Many wanted a change in the 2000 election.

  • By Charles G. Coy, Washington
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To The Editor:

Have you ever thought the negative qualities of politicians you might be tempted to hate aren’t actually part of who they really are?

  • President Don Wildt, Washington Rural Fire Association
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The Washington Rural Fire Association Board of Directors would like to thank the rural residents who have remained loyal and supportive members and who have faithfully paid their dues for many, many years.

  • Dale Van Leer, Leslie
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Regarding the following claim by Commissioner Brinker in the 9/28/16 Missourian article titled “Corps Will Conduct Hydrologic Modeling”: 

  • Werner Gerstmann, Marthasville
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I am an immigrant to the U.S. (now a naturalized citizen). I was 19 when I came here. In my birth country the USA was looked upon as “a land of flowing milk and honey,” but when I came it was an economic recession and things were not quite as good as we thought. I had learned a trade “over there” and though the jobs were relatively scarce, I still found a job at minimum wage of $1.25/hr. The reason I write is that I do not understand the big uproar that we should let anyone come here without any hesitation and as someone just said, “Everyone in the world has a right to come to our country.” I would like to tell you briefly what was required of me to become a legal immigrant:

  • Brenda Laughhunn, Executive Director of Crossroads Hospice Palliative Care, Chesterfield
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Each November, Crossroads Hospice makes a special effort to honor veterans for their sacrifices and commitment to protecting our freedoms.

  • Union Middle School PTO
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The Union Middle School PTO finds itself with a unique and unusual problem. There are more artisans and dealers of handmade craft items and gifts wanting to be vendors at the 32nd Annual Art and Craft Fair than it can accept.  

  • David Pehle, Union
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I wish to compliment the Union Fire Protection District and firefighters, paid and volunteer, for their work to put out the fire at Elmer’s Friday morning.

  • Susan Stringer, Leslie
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The book “Poison Tea” by Jeff Nesbit states the Tea Party movement didn’t begin in 2009, but was a satellite of one of the many organizations created by others.

  • Sen. Wayne Wallingford, Missouri State Senate, District 27 and Missouri Vets4Energy Chairman
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In my role as chairman of Missouri Vets4Energy, I want to remind voters of the importance of our nation’s energy renaissance in the upcoming election Nov. 8.

 

  • By Claudette White, Washington
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To The Editor:

On Saturday, Sept. 24, I was changing planes at BWI (Baltimore/Washington) airport. When I arrived at my gate, there were over 100 people and military waving flags, clapping, cheering, etc. It was the arrival of an “Honor Flight.”

  • By Karen Chrisco, Coordinator of Washington Meals on Wheels, Rita Kuchem, Coordinator of Volunteers, Sue Jones, Treasurer, Carol Hackmann, Intake Coordinator, All of Washington
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To The Editor:

Residents of Franklin County, it is not too late to support this year’s United Way campaign. 

  • The Wiersma Family, Pacific
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I would like to thank the mayor of Pacific and the board of aldermen for following through on my family’s concerns and requests.

  • Nick Schaedler, Washington
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Common courtesy and common sense have long been forgotten. I for one believe that when you are behind the wheel of a vehicle driving should be your ONLY task at hand.

  • EJ Rotert, Pacific
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The right and responsibility of voting. We hear a lot about it, especially every four years when the U.S. presidential election comes to town.

  • By Sarah Maxwell, Archbold, Ohio
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To The Editor:

In your editorial “Atheist Group Triumphs” you write that Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) is an “anti-Christian” group. This is incorrect.

  • By Linda Becker, Five-Year Participant, Union
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To The Editor:

Thanks to all who coordinated, helped, even many high schoolers, responded, fed, set up, supplied medals, food, prizes, and buildings, etc. A special thanks to all the participants. I personally talked to people from all over Missouri, Illinois and Texas.

  • By Jan Bruckdorfer, Ph.D.,
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To The Editor:

Currently one of the issues in the presidential campaign is the health of Hillary Clinton, Democratic candidate, and Donald Trump, Republican candidate.

  • By Marilyn Wynne, Washington
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To The Editor:

First of all, I want to thank all vets for the service and sacrifices they made for our country.

  • By Amy Bonsall, Labadie
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To The Editor:

Bravo, St. Charles County councilors, and thank you for doing what elected officials should be doing, listening, evaluating and acting in the best interests of their citizens!

  • By Ann Schroeder, Union
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To The Editor:

Thank you, St. Charles County Commission, for standing up and doing the right thing. Not only for your county but for your neighbors in Franklin County. Good for you – good and faithful public servants.

  • By Patricia Schuba, President of Labadie Environmental Organization (LEO), Labadie
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To The Editor:

Sept. 12, the St. Charles County Council met to learn more about the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) pending decision on the adequacy and placement of sulfur dioxide (SO2) monitors around the Labadie Power Plant.

  • Norma Veltre, Washington
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I have written two letters to The Missourian to say how grieved I am about abortion; however, I would like to assure any lady who has had this procedure that God is merciful, and He still loves you.

  • Richard E. Browning, P.E., Washington
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It is now 15 years since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, which claimed almost 3,000 lives, including 421 emergency responders who perished in the destruction of the World Trade Center Twin Towers. It is difficult to believe that millions of children now in high school were not even born on that fateful day. A day that, in fact, changed the world forever.

  • Peter Maurice, Washington
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The Aug. 28 Missourian was not delivered, or was filched from my porch. So it was not until yesterday, checking the online version, that I read Dr. Crane’s reply to my letter taking issue with his letter criticizing Trump. His courteous challenge deserves a response.

  • Martin Walsh, Glendale
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Two questions keep bugging me. As was recently reported, Donald Trump has a doctor who wrote a letter claiming Trump would be the healthiest president ever. This gastroenterologist has treated him for 35 years.

  • Charles G. Coy, Washington
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Before 2000, the American news media mostly used “polarization” to refer to sunglasses or camera lenses. Not anymore.

  • Cathy Sanders, Union
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The intersection at Highways 47 and 50 in Union is finally almost complete. It was supposed to help alleviate traffic congestion.

  • Marty Riggs, Washington
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Perhaps some of you, like me, are getting a tad older and your ears don’t work like they used to when you were younger. I perhaps listened to too much loud music or maybe it was being around high school kids for over 34 years in the lunch room or in the gymnasium at basketball games. Whatever, my hearing isn’t quite as sharp as it used to be.

  • Linda Pracchia, Villas at Birch Creek
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In response to a small investment. We all deal with people who do not think alike nor do they invest alike! Let’s call that our God-given rights and liberties. We all are born with these rights. No one can take them away from us . . .

  • Huston, Laura, and McKenzie Martin, Pacific
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The Pacific Eagles club stepped up and gave my family a helping hand when we needed it most.

  • Don Schulte, Washington
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It appears that HRC is going to be the first woman elected to the presidency of this great nation of ours. Her opponent is brash, obnoxious, and a few more expletives that this paper would not print. But he is his own man and has spent a large sum of his own money to get where he is today. He’s beholden to no one.

  • By John B. Crane, MD, Washington
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To The Editor:

Mr. Maurice’s comments in The Missourian are well-made and in the welcome spirit of debate. I think it would be fun to sit on the back deck and have a beer and talk about this some more.

  • By Mary Lee Kliethermes, Washington
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To The Editor:

Father George Rutler, Catholic priest in New York City, tells Christians to wake up to the threat of Islamic domination. On the first day of the Democratic Convention, there were over 60 speeches, not one of them mentioned ISIS.

  • By Norma Veltre, Washington
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To The Editor:

Dr. Crane, before you accuse Donald Trump of being like Hitler, think of the 50 million babies we have murdered since Roe vs Wade.

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