• Charles G. Coy, Washington
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Your editorial about the World War I Museum in Kansas City brought back fond memories from my growing up in Garden City, Mo.

  • Debi Daly-Donoho, Washington
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With concerns growing over Missouri’s crumbling infrastructure, why would MoDOT plan a roundabout at the intersection of Bluff Road and Highway 100 without including local government officials and local citizens in the planning? 

 

  • Gene Biermann, Washington
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Millions of Henny Pennys the world over are mightily perturbed that President Trump fulfilled another campaign promise and, unswayed by all the liberal propaganda that has been going on for nearly 30 years and reaching its peak under Barack Obama, made the commonsense decision to remove the U.S. from the Paris Accord, or so-called man-made global warming, even though that may take three or four years to do.

  • Chuck Lakaytis, Villa Ridge
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The gunman’s rampage of the Republican representative, aides and lobbyists’ softball game is — for me and everyone I know — reprehensible.

 

  • Terry Beckmeyer, New Haven
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First-term Rep. Nathan Tate from St. Clair seems to be having a good old time in Jefferson City, chomping away on $40 dinners, compliments of his lobbyist friends (Missourian — “Tate Still Enthusiastic About Serving District,” June 10-11, 2017).

  • Dolores Schwaller, Washington
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In answer to the question “Are We Isolating Ourselves From the World?” from a Letter to the Editor,  hopefully we do not want to imitate France, which installed a Muslim as president who deems to believe his countrymen should accept this as normal, with no concern for the deaths caused by these attacks, nor Germany’s president who welcomed all these immigrants in who  are terrorizing the German people.    

  • Shirley Fischer, Washington
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I have never witnessed such a disgusting political atmosphere in my lifetime. I have wondered if there are no limits to how low some people will stoop in their effort to destroy President Donald Trump.

  • Nick Cozby, Pacific
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I read the summary published in the emissourian of one of the recent board meetings, and was dumbfounded regarding the behavior of the city of Pacific in regards to a recent gravestone placement. To think that our elected officers thought it was a prudent and justified decision to intentionally park a tractor owned by the city of Pacific on top of a deceased individual’s grave is absolutely abhorrent.

 

  • Lion Dave Baldwin, Marketing/Communications, Missouri Lions, Cape Girardeau
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On June 7, Lions Clubs International will be celebrating 100 years of service and the Missouri Lions would like to thank you, the reader, for your help over the years, including a very busy 2017. 

  • Vincent Ree, Lonedell
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About the issue of removing Confederate monuments, Tim Jones wrote in his Letter to the Editor titled “ ‘Fascism Pretending to Be Manners’?”

  • Martin Walsh, Glendale
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 have a conspiracy theory. 

Your 5/20-21/17 piece “Should Missouri Pass Legislation for a Prescription Drug Monitoring Program?” brings up recent history of our state Legislature. When Obamacare was passed, Missouri was offered a computer so we could have our own state-run insurance exchange. It would also enable us to handle drug monitoring. Our current computers are too old to handle either program. 

  • Sarah Longwell, American Beverage Institute, Managing Director
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It’s estimated that about 40 million people will be traveling this Memorial Day weekend to reach their vacation destinations or backyard barbecues — the highest number of travelers in 12 years. But congested highways won’t be the only thing aggravating drivers. Police across the country will once again be relying on sobriety checkpoints to catch drunk drivers.

 

  • Dale Holloway, Ph.D., Union
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In the May 17 edition of The Missourian, Union Police Chief Norman Brune was quoted as saying that if you’re going to carry a firearm, get training. I wish to thank Chief Brune for his commonsense message.

 

  • Mary Lee Kliethermes, Washington
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Page 5F of the Wednesday, May 17, issue of the paper has a photo of a youngster at the Washington Skate Park . . . both feet in the air. . . “pulling off some tricks on his scooter” while wearing no protective gear.

  • Charles G. Coy, Washington, Missouri
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The main purpose of Meramec River Dam was flood control, but on Aug. 8, 1978, voters stopped construction as the main portion of the dam was underway. 

  • Jeffrey Watson, Union
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If Barack Obama had fired James Comey during the Clinton email investigation, he would have been pilloried by the GOP – and rightly so. Such an act would have been seen as an attempt to circumvent an active investigation and aid Hillary Clinton.

Third- and fourth-graders at St. Vincent de Paul School in Dutzow wrote Letters to the Editor as part of a class project. Several of them are below.

  • Mike Huber, Appreciative Mercy Co-worker
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A very deserving dedication took place this week at Mercy Hospital Washington.

  • Eva Adams, Union
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My husband and I have been living in Union for 46 years. Within the past 1 1/2 years our city experienced three extreme precipitation events that dropped at least 6 inches of rain within two days. (Dec 28-29, 2015; Sept.   8-9, 2016; April 29-30, 2017). Older residents also remember the 100-year floods of 1982 and 1993. The present devastating flood, however, occurring just 1 1/2 years after the last record flood is very unusual.

  • Brenda Laughhunn, RN and Executive Director at Crossroads Hospice & Palliative Care, Chesterfield
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Monday, May 15, the nation observes Peace Officers Memorial Day and the start of National Police Week as a tribute to all the federal, state and local officers killed or disabled in the line of duty.

 

  • Robin Stout, Pacific
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I base this heartfelt poem on what I have experienced, people I know personally dealing with the current flood and the one back in 2015. 

  • Cindy Clark, President and CEO, St. Charles
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To Whom it May Concern: I am writing to you today to share some exciting news. As you may know, in May 2015, the Emmaus Board of Directors voted to begin transitioning clients from the Marthasville campus to the community, with a commitment to complete the move by July 2020. However, I’m thrilled to share that we are ahead of schedule and our newest projections indicate that all of our clients should be transitioned to the community by March 2019.

  • Marty Riggs, Washington
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First of all, let me make it clear that I am for legal immigration. I am against “illegal” immigration and the phenomenon of “sanctuary cities.” Our government is not a big game of monopoly where you have a “get out of jail free” card.

  • Charles G. Coy, Washington
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Regardless of President Trump’s policies, it is important to understand why his words resonate, and to acknowledge that, in many cases, the problems they are bringing to the surface point to people who feel left behind.

  • David McQueen, Washington
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To: Aaron Miesner, Marthasville.

My name is stated in the publication. It is not the music, but the vehicles themselves. I am simply stating my opine, as we Americans generally do. I am curious as to why my opinion stresses you out so?

  • Patricia Forget, Washington
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Mr. Miller, regarding Sen. Claire McCaskill’s vote on the nomination of Neil Gorsuch for Supreme Court, let me assure you that while you may believe that all Missourians are for Gorsuch and supported Trump, there are a few of us who believe Sen. McCaskill made the right decision.

  • Susan Peschin, MHS President and CEO Alliance for Aging Research, Washington, D.C.
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The Alliance for Aging Research supports Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO) in defending against the Trump Administration’s 11th-hour, proposed $1.2 billion funding cut to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. 

 

  • Ken Colerick, St. Clair
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Hey, Claire, I read that you can’t decide how to vote on Judge Gorsuch because voting one way or the other affects some political agenda.

  • Ellen Wentz, Kirkwood
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Your Protection = Regulations. What are the rules called that protect you and make your job safe? The air you breathe clean, the water your (grand)kids swim in and the soil they play in free from dangerous chemicals? The answer: regulations. 

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