• LaVonne Allison, Washington
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A short time ago I submitted a name for consideration for the new bridge in Washington, Mo.  

 

  • Meals on Wheels, Affiliated with Mercy Hospital Washington
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On behalf of all the people getting and delivering Meals on Wheels prepared by the very accommodating staff at Mercy Hospital, we would like to thank Girl Scout Troop District 12, Neighborhood 5, Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri, Pacific, Mo., for the many Christmas gifts they decorated and made for the Meals on Wheels recipients.

  • Don Kappelmann, New Haven
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After being involved at East Central College for the better part of my life, in a variety of aspects, it is time to replace tired blood with new blood.

  • Father Joe Wormek, Pastor of St. Francis Borgia Parish, Washington
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As we are getting ready to celebrate Christmas 2017, we hear of so many situations which need peace and hope in our country and in the world. We hear about the wildfires of California as we heard about the hurricanes in Texas and Florida and Caribbean Islands. Now the unrest in Jerusalem, wh…

  • George Dohm, Pastor New Life Church, Washington
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A common reply to questions of faith in our culture today is, “It’s personal.”  This response can be a way to bow out of a conversation that is uncomfortable, to sidestep an argument that the other is seemingly attempting to stir up, or excuse ourselves from a topic we simply are not prepare…

  • Rev. John H. Rhoads, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Clair
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For some, Christmas is not merry but rather blue.  Unmoved by the flashing lights and festive carols, untouched by the family feasts and gilded gifts, many people this Holy Day season will be having a Blue Christmas.  They are feeling the blues in their spirits more than the joy to the world.  

  • Rev. Gary M. Schulte, Pastor of St. Peter’s United Church of Christ, Washington
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  • Pastor Mark Bangert, Immanuel Lutheran Church and School, Washington
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The latest and greatest things most often disappoint and are tossed aside. The Cardinals acquired a new outfielder and a new pitcher! Let’s not forget that last year’s new hopes are on the trading block. There is a new iPhone X! Wanna bet there will be an iPhone XI that will be new and impro…

  • Peace in Christ, Pastor Aimee Appell, Peace Lutheran Church, Washington
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Christmas evokes images of a calm, tranquil night, a sweet little baby in the manger, cattle quietly standing in the background. And Mary. Always Mary, the radiant new mother, so meek and mild. When she appears in Christmas scenes and carols, she is always so serene in her “maiden bliss” (“I…

  • Pastor Ron Hymer, Interim Pastor First Baptist Church, Gray Summit
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When I think of Christmas I am reminded of the many childhood memories of family get-togethers, Christmas decorations and church programs. Having been raised in the home of a Baptist minister, the religious traditions upon which our celebration of Christmas are based have been the most signi…

  • B. W. Honeycutt, Pastor First Evangelical Free Church of Franklin County
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Luke 2:13-14    Suddenly a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying, “Glory to God in the highest, and on Earth peace to men on whom His favor rests.”    

  • Pastor Lisa Marie Tihen, River City Church, Washington
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What is hope?  Hope is your spirit reaching out to all the forces of Heaven to believe that good will result, that your dream will be fulfilled, that your hurtful circumstance will turn to joy.  Hope is your heart saying I will not fear; I will believe; I will find a way.  Hope is a spiritua…

  • Pastor Fred Broome, Faith Baptist Church, Washington
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Each year during the Christmas season, we pause to reflect on the Advent of the Christ. We gaze in wonder at the Nativity scene featuring Mary and Joseph and the lowly shepherds. We collectively attempt to fathom the depths of the mercy and grace of God in sending His only Son for the purpos…

  • David Watson, Catawissa
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Sir, it was with great interest we watched the Alabama Senate race. The voters of the state when given the choice of pedophile or Democrat chose wisely. It has been with great apprehension that I’ve watched our political situation unfold. The election result redeemed my faith in my fellow citizens. Be we liberal or conservative, we are American, and the sole determinants of our fate.

  • Bill Thomas, First Christian Church, Washington
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Bill Vaughan was a columnist for the Kansas City Star, my hometown paper. He died in 1977, but a column of his lives on.  Each year since 1959, a day or two before Christmas, the paper runs a column that he’d written a long time ago called “Tell Me a Story of Christmas.” The column has evolv…

  • Alan Bell, New Haven
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It seems that if large and profitable companies are given a very large tax cut, there should be a specific and defined action to be taken by these companies to show they have used those tax breaks to improve and expand their business.

  • Richard Stratman, Former Mayor of Washington
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The Missouri River bridge that is currently in the construction process will replace the existing Washington Missouri River bridge. There is no need to give a new name to this replacement bridge. It is still the Missouri River Bridge at Washington — the Washington Bridge.

  • Thomas W. Mundell, Chairman Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations Past State Commander, Missouri VFW
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As the chairman of the Missouri Association of Veterans Organizations, I’m grateful for new leadership in Missouri that fights for our veterans. These men and women deserve dignity, respect and quality care. Unfortunately, too often government fails them.

  • John B. Crane, M.D., Washington
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How stupid and naive do Trump and his minions think the citizens of this country are? It is insulting to be fed the never-ending litany of lies and to be expected to endorse his governing by impulse.

  • The Other John B. Crane, Washington
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Congratulations to the Washington High School soccer team on its great season. As a 1983 grad of WHS and a member of the first high school soccer team in Franklin County in September of 1981, I was thrilled for the guys and coaches as they continued to build on the program’s success this year.

  • Bruce Moe, Executive Director, Missouri State Teachers Association
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The Missouri State Teachers Association is deeply troubled by the politicization of the State Board of Education.

  • Washington Resident
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Whatever feelings of “guilt” which I might have about my role as a white oppressor are more than tempered by my firm belief that most adverse consequences in life are the result of poor decision-making, either by the principal party or by his or her parents.

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