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‘Give me liberty or give me COVID-19!’ doesn’t have quite the same ring

The slide shown by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force last week that singled out South County as a coronavirus hotspot.

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 28, 2020

South County has been singled out this month as a coronavirus hotspot by the St. Louis Metropolitan Pandemic Task Force, at the same time schools are attempting to open. It’s a shame that five months into the pandemic, when it seemed we had indeed flattened the curve, that COVID-19 cases have spiked...

History shows one vote makes a difference

History shows one vote makes a difference

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

August 28, 2020

I am sure many readers know of someone who did not vote this month. The familiar excuse is: “I am only one person. What difference can I make?” But isn’t each of us one person? Why should anyone feel shortchanged or ineffective because he or she is only one person? From the moment of birth to o...

In a year to remember, Call Newspapers celebrates its 31st anniversary

In a year to remember, Call Newspapers celebrates its 31st anniversary

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

August 27, 2020

The St. Louis Call celebrates its 31st anniversary this year with a new name, masthead, website, circulation and, just as any other business in South County, a will to innovate and survive the COVID-19 pandemic. The Call continues to publish weekly print editions as other newspapers have ceased print pu...

In July, reflect on a course of human events

In July, reflect on a course of human events

By Carl Hendrickson, For the Call

July 23, 2020

Twelve score and four years (244 years) have passed since the birth of our country July 4, 1776. The United States has evolved from the equivalent of a third-world nation with an agrarian economy to an industrial nation. Unfortunately, too many who celebrate Independence Day every July have little ...

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...

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

Play Gloria: In new reality, online is the way to reach out to the public

By Column by Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

April 9, 2020

"Play Gloria" by Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com The coronavirus has everyone adapting to a new reality, both positive and negative. One upside is that perhaps South County governments will wake up to the advantages of making their meetings open to the public remotely through the internet. It’s hard to believe, but some local ...

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

Play Gloria: Sunshine Laws in the time of pandemic are a tricky topic

By Gloria Lloyd, News Editor

March 26, 2020

In the time of coronavirus, do people still have constitutional rights and the right to attend public meetings? A court will decide that this week, as a group of New Hampshire residents filed suit because they said that “stay at home” orders restrict their constitutional rights to assemble and...

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

Serve as a delegate and choose our next president

March 6, 2020

Healthy Living By Carl Hendrickson It’s hard to believe this far into the presidential race, but the beginning of the presidential election year in Missouri starts March 10 with the Missouri presidential primary. Over the next few months the political parties will be selecting delegates to attend their re...

Winter goes on and on while we wait for baseball

Winter goes on and on while we wait for baseball

February 27, 2020

My Call By Bill Milligan “People ask me what I do in winter when there is no baseball. I’ll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” — Rogers Hornsby I get this feeling every winter. It feels like I haven’t seen the sunshine since November. I’m starting to da...

Play Gloria: Tell the police board what you want to see in a chief

Play Gloria: Tell the police board what you want to see in a chief

February 20, 2020

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com St. Louis County will get a new police chief, likely starting in May. That’s pretty much all we know at this point. The new police board — with four of five members newly appointed in November and December — is so far relatively unknown to county residents, but the...

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