• 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.

  • Marty Riggs, Concerned Citizen, Washington
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As I read The Missourian on a regular basis I am greatly concerned with information obtained about the possibility of closing the city’s public pool. I just cannot believe it!

  • Aaron Reed, Wentzville
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Dr. John Crane needs to find a hobby, other than writing weekly letters blasting our president. I hope Doc Crane knows that he is in the minority here, and his psycho babble is starting to wear on people. The people reading The Missourian are not your patients. I understand that you are looking for a reason to be significant since you have been retired, but bashing the president with whom millions of people elected, does not make you any more important.

  • Friends of the Washington Public Library
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We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to the following organizations for all their help before, during and after the annual Friends of the Washington Public Library Book Sale.

  • John B. Crane, Washington
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Put 100 psychiatrists in a room together, which is never a good idea, and we’ll disagree about any given topic, whether it be psychiatry, politics, religion, what’s for dinner, any thing. I’m exaggerating, but only a bit.

  • Aneeta Brown, Washington
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Two-year-olds in Washington are not playing tennis at Phoenix Park, and most 80-year-olds are not walking on the Rotary Riverfront Trail at Rennick Park. But those two groups of citizens — and all ages of residents in between — can enjoy our city swimming pool for about 10 weeks every summer.

  • Shirley Fischer, Washington
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This letter is in reference to the letters of Dr. Crane and the very negative information he puts out about President Trump. I am one of millions of Americans who have a more positive opinion of President Trump and respect him as the elected president of our country.

 

  • Wilma (Willy) Boenker, Washington
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I am relating a traffic incident which serves as a reminder to drivers who ignore crosswalks and also the need for more traffic safety training for one school bus driver.

  • James Goggan, Washington
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Michael Gerson’s commentary of 10/4/17, concerning Judge Roy Moore of Alabama makes me wonder about the source of Gerson’s vitriol, given his original educational and religious influences.

  • Judge Larry Davis (Ret.), Union
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It caused me great sadness when I learned of the death of Ken Allen last fall. Reading the recent article placed in this newspaper by his daughter renewed that sadness to an even greater degree.

  • Charles G. Coy, Washington
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“Don’t be selfish, Melba!” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. charged a tearful, 16-year-old Melba Pattillo as she hesitated to attend Little Rock’s Central High School in September 1957.

  • John B. Crane, Washington
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Every time our “leader” seems to reach his absolute lowest, he manages to go down yet another level, this time to that of evil.

  • Alice Whalen, Executive Director, East Central Area Literacy Council
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There are more than 10,000 people in the East Central College service area who didn’t graduate high school. They are three times more likely to be in poverty, four times more likely to be in poor health and eight times more likely to be incarcerated than the rest of the population.

  • Joseph Aubuchon, Washington
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Bill Halmich’s remarks about the Vietnam Memorial were the most eloquent and accurate I have ever heard.

  • Jo Schaper, Pacific
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Recent editorials in The Missourian have suggested that young people need to look to tech and the traditional trades as alternatives to a four-year college degree. Why not combine the two, with a four-year degree which provides both a liberal education and an employable skill?

  • Donald Schulte. Washington
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Golly, gee, once again I have a hero. This is not to say that John McCain was never a hero in his day in the Vietnam War. He was indeed a hero as he went under some severe punishment at the hands of his captors. He is to be commended for that.

  • James M. Shola, New Haven
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Wow! It would seem frequent contributor Charles Coy has dreamed (pardon the pun) yet another way to liberally spend fellow taxpayers’ hard-earned money.

  • Bob Dzurick, VFW Post 2661 Commander, American Legion Post 218, Legion Rider
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I am somewhat surprised that all the local news networks, including the St. Louis Post-Dispatch have been so involved with the protest of the court rulings on the police officer who was found “not guilty” that the media missed reporting an important event that just took place, namely, the “Wall to Wall” Ride of the Missouri American Legion Riders that started in Jefferson City, Mo., by the American Legion Riders Post 5.

  • Patrick Ishmael, Director of Government Accountability, Show-Me Institute Kansas City
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In recent weeks, some of our politicians have suggested that if the broken Obamacare law is going to be changed, the vote should be bipartisan.

  • James Shola, New Haven
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A recent contributor to the editorials made the statement that “Missouri was not a Confederate state.” I would beg to differ, as indeed Missouri was in fact represented with a star on the national flag of the Confederacy.

  • Vincent Ree, Lonedell
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In Nick Straatmann’s Sept. 6 Letter to the Editor “About the Civil War, Here Is What President Lincoln Wrote,” he claims that we should let those who were alive at the time to discuss what the Civil War was about. He goes on to cite Lincoln that the Civil War was not over slavery.

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