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There again, they cannot afford to fix anything for the comunity but will spend needless money on closing the airport. This commuity needs attractions and the pool is a good one. Fix or replace the pool, there is a beautiful park there, use it! Make this for the community. Kids and families need places to go, St. Clair has none, oh wait McDonalds and a few parks. Let's get this rolling, fix this up and people will come! Other communities have had to do the same, St. Clair can also. We spend money on flowers in the city, put money at the pool area.May 23, 2012
Sounds like the city is wanting us (the community of St. Clair) to petition the state to close the airport. I understand by an article in the paper that they were to send something to all residents and have something they could send back to the city supporting the airport or not. I thought that to petition something legally, you needed to be a voter and of certain age. Sending things by mail does not secure this as I understand. Also, I understand that through the years St. Clair city received grants to upgrade the airport. None of this was done as I understand. So what happened to the money? Was the money used for something else? Is the money still in the City funds? If so, why was is not used to upgrade the airport to help bring in more business there. I also understand that there is no running water or bathrooms. So how, if you were to visit such an establishment, would you get gas, use water or bathroom. Would you really visit such a place? So if St. Clair cut the water and bathroom use off, and no gas being stored there, could it be that they simply pushed the situation to get their way?
My father flew from this airport for many years until he sold his plane. We enjoyed the people, the surrounding and fun that we had. There were times that the airport was so full of planes that you did not have anywhere to store additional ones. I remember the flight shows......air rodeos.... in fact my dad won a contest there at one time. Oh, the memories....fun times. Also my children flew with my dad and loved it!
This is a landmark, I believe if the airport were fixed up, a nice looking well kept place, it would again draw many pilots again. I know that my grandson loves watching the planes land and take off. He loves the copters. The stand that they want more retail space is crazy. St. Clair has many places for retail not being used. They are currently redoing the I-44 outter roads.....many empty stops for retail. Most people will not come off I-44 and run down 47 to see what is there, be real, you need to keep the retail where it can be seen along I-44. To get to the airport entails going down 47 and a gravel road (which should have been paved) to get there. Do you really think people will do this? Not really. Look at the other cities, they have their retail along their roads, not back behind the interstate.
So, I think that this is a sore spot with the city and they want their way, but hey, don't we all. Maybe it's time to look outside the box, fill up the retail that is available first, if need be, then look to other options. St. CLair would be or could be a great town if the proper direction is used. As of now, it has nothing to offer people. It is a ghost town and most shop elsewhere.May 23, 2012
Dr. Morris was a very good doctor. He treated my children most of their lives and to this day, they have wished that they could have him as their doctor for their children. What a great thing to have, a doctor who follows the family! Dr. Morris was also a very kind, caring person. Our son played football with his son. Dr. Morris took time from his busy schedule to make sure that these boys got good instructions and the basics for development to further their lives. He also took time to speak to these young boys about life. If someone had a problem, he took time to listen to them. Now not very many people in this world would even care what was going on. As far as his family, they are wonderful people. I never heard a word of negativity from any of them. Dr. Morris brought his morles to his family and now his children seem to be following this. As far as the problems he was having, I do not understand except that Dr. Morris, I belive would listen and try to help anyone who needed medical attention. I believe that his heart was in the right spot, he cared and wanted people to be well, if not pain free from their diseases. Remember, he did his best and was not convicted of any crime, so do not pass judgement. I pray for his family during these trying times. They have been through enough, let them have peace. Remember the good times, for Dr. Morris was a GREAT doctor!May 4, 2012
My dad flew and housed our plane at St. Clair for many years. We had many great times there and met many friends. We now live near the airport and we see planes flying all the time. What a shame if we close this airport. Plus the medi evact that we have. I am sure if this was not in the area and one of the mayor's or aldermens family needed the service they would call for it, but wait, what if it were not available and they had to wait...... What about the out lying areas that need ambulances but their injuries are to bad to wait. We need this airport. I heard just lately that several businesses in the industrial park asked to expand their business but were told no. We need more industry in our area. We need more jobs for the people. We have many retail placed in the city that need to be fixed up and rented. We could have a very striving town if they would try. New business in that area would be detrimental to Hwy 47. It is crowed now, you cannot get out from the side roads and it seems that we are bringing business from in town to the boarders of town. Where we live, mind you near the airport, there is no cable, dsl, water or sewer connections. All this is added things to pay for. Why not use what we already have. Save the airport, Washington has business people flying out daily, St. Clair could to if you use the proper industry's and welcome newcomers to the area.Aug 26, 2011
What a great way to give back! Thanks for helping your home state of Missouri. God bless all the people in Joplin, they are always in our prayers.Jul 26, 2011