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Old adage still has truth: Father knows best

Old adage still has truth: Father knows best

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

June 26, 2020

My late father was not a well-educated man, since he had to leave school during the Great Depression to assist his family. But he had common sense and passed along to his children lessons to assist us throughout life. I am the man I am today because of the lessons learned from my father. Hopefully in tu...

Vote by mail, but first read The Call’s Election Guide

Vote by mail, but first read The Call’s Election Guide

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

June 26, 2020

Absentee voting for the August primary election started this week. Thanks to changes approved by the Missouri Legislature and signed into law by Gov. Mike Parson, more Missourians can take advantage of mailing in ballots for this election than ever before. This is a fantastic development, and while we’re res...

Electoral College not found anywhere else for a reason, reader says

Letters to the editor

June 25, 2020

To the editor: I agree with most of Angie Dunlap’s Feb 20 letter, “National Popular Vote would allow more representation for residents.” Sometime I’d like to discuss with her and any other like-minded people ways that “We The People, in order to form a more perfect union...” could order ...

Gregory is ‘very active and concerned’ as state legislator, writer says

Letters to the editor

June 25, 2020

I read with great interest and front-page positioning about Erica Hoffman challenging Rep. David Gregory again in the Missouri House 96th District. Rep. Gregory has been a very active participant in Jefferson City, to the point his law practice has suffered. She makes several claims about public schools. Citize...

Reader believes families will switch their children to home schooling

Letters to the editor

June 24, 2020

To the editor: After I read the March 26 Call article “Students are now on their own for classes,” I wanted to add a slightly different take on what Mehlville School District Superintendent Chris Gaines said. I began home-schooling my children in 1987 and did so from kindergarten through high-sc...

School officials had foresight in keeping Mehlville in higher reserves

Letters to the editor

June 24, 2020

To the editor: During my seven years working in the Mehlville School District communications department, I’d often hear people complain about the amount of money put into the district’s reserve fund. Former board member Rich Franz led the attacks, pushing to only keep the state minimum in the acc...

Meramec Bottom driver thanks ‘unselfish’ people who clean up trash

Letters to the editor

June 24, 2020

To the editor: Here’s a shoutout to the individual(s) who picked up the trash and litter alongside Wells and Meramec Bottoms roads. Thank you very much for your gesture. As a person who has done this section of road in the past, I can appreciate the time and energy expended to accomplish this task....

Take our poll: Should the County Council have more control over the $175 million in federal CARES Act funds?

St. Louis County Council Chairwoman Lisa Clancy, D-Affton, reacts as her preferred full appropriation of coronavirus funding fails to move forward as she chairs the council meeting April 21.

June 5, 2020

Take our poll: Should the County Council have more control over the $175 million in federal CARES Act funds? For context, see this article.

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

Call makes endorsements for Mehlville, Green Park contests in the June 2 elections

May 28, 2020

Mehlville school board Five candidates are running for three seats on the Mehlville Board of Education: Incumbents Peggy Hassler and Jean Pretto and newcomers Stacey Kenner, Richard Vagen and Jeff Wolman. What a testament to the district and its engagement that so many parents want to serve, even ...

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

Call makes endorsements in Sunset Hills elections for mayor and aldermen

May 28, 2020

Sunset Hills residents donated more pounds of food than any other city to the May 9 “Mayors for Meals” event, a testament to how engaged the city’s citizens are. This year’s election for mayor is proving no different. Mayor Pat Fribis is challenged by John Stephens, a physician who objects to the ...

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