Letters to the Editor

Problem with phone bill

Editor: I am have a problem with Verizon, which has been my cell phone carrier for many years. In April 2016, they began charging my account for El Dorado Springs sales tax and El Dorado Springs local business license surcharge. I live outside the city limits with a county address, but they refuse to stop

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If only…

Editor: Can you remember when JRK was our president? We were all so proud of the fine young man for our President. He told the people they must keep each other honest and self motivated to do the best they could. He expected everyone to look out for each other, no matter color, gender or

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Why the change?

Editor: We, who on the Calico Clippers Veterans quilt project, were very disappointed to learn that our charitable organization was going to be charged to use the community room at CCMH Stockton Health Center. We as a group want to express our concern and displeasure. As the Veterans quilt project we have functioned for seven

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McCaskill, Blunt Break from Partisan Pack for Missourians’ Benefit

Editor: Amid all the political noise coming out of Washington, something quite unusual happened in the Senate last year that Missourians need to know. A bipartisan group of 24 senators sponsored legislation that would make the first substantial reforms to the nation’s financial system since 2010. The Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief and Consumer Protection Act

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Government Shutdown

Editor: Did you know that politicians are not affected by government shutdown? They still get paid. The aeas impacted by the shutdown are military personnel, federal employees, state parks, etc. A family was going from somewhere in Kentucky to St. Louis to celebrate two sons’ birthdays by going to the Arch. The Arch was closed

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Planned Parenthood?

Editor: In response to a letter a couple of weeks ago, I felt compelled to speak for the unborn babies who cannot speak for themselves. As a founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger unashamedly called for the elimination of “human weeds,” for the “cessation of charity,” for the segregation of “morons, misfits and the maladjusted”

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Just for the record

Editor: Confederate soldiers, sailors and marines that fought in the Civil War were made U.S. veterans by an act of Congress in 1957. U.S. Public Law 85-425, sec 410, approved 23 May 1958. This made all confederate army, navy and marine veteran equal to U.S. veterans additionally, under U.S. Pubic Law 810 approved by the

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Good News For Tax Change Opponents

Editor: Since the tax reforms have been passed, scores of people have received bonuses, found tax reductions in their pays, and businesses have been hiring more people. However, still not everyone is pleased. For those who are not happy about the changes, you can donate your surplus back to the government! I don’t think most

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Planned Parenthood?

Editor: Does your community want a Planned Parenthood? Since Margaret Sanger opened the first clinic for contraception methods for women in New York years ago, women have had a safe place to go to have family planning options. Both men and women support Zero Population Growth, the concept and organization that promoted it, in an

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Gov. Greitens fights for veterans

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. Families came forward with worries about conditions in the St. Louis Veterans home. The bureaucracy said everything

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