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Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

Play Gloria: More government entities should display transparency by recording meetings

September 12, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd The County Council is taking an exciting step forward right now with a trial run livestreaming its weekly council meetings. This won’t necessarily give county residents access to meetings they didn’t already have: The meetings have been on YouTube for years. But with its...

Write us: Behind the scenes of The Call’s opinion page

Write us: Behind the scenes of The Call’s opinion page

July 25, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd  Nearly every week, I get extensive feedback on The Call’s Letters to the Editor section, mostly good and some bad. The bad is usually from people who overlook the heading at the top that says “Opinions” and mistake individual letters to the editor for the opinions of this newspa...

Play Gloria: Will of voters is upheld for once with bodycam votes

Play Gloria: Will of voters is upheld for once with bodycam votes

July 11, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd Too often St. Louis County voters have voted for something and then had their wishes ignored. But as of last week, that isn’t the case with body cameras for the St. Louis County Police Department, a key promise county officials set out before the April 2017 vote for the Pr...

Play Gloria: Four governments should not all meet at same time

Play Gloria: Four governments should not all meet at same time

June 20, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd This summer, the Crestwood Board of Aldermen is holding its meetings on the fourth Tuesday of each month instead of the second Tuesday. Usually that would be an insignificant summer sidebar. But it’s a step forward in transparency for residents. That’s because Crestwood gover...

Whether Blues win or not, they represent all of us

Whether Blues win or not, they represent all of us

June 13, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com By the time this issue arrives in most of your mailboxes, you’ll know whether the St. Louis Blues won the Stanley Cup. But at the time I’m writing this, all I know is that they lost Sunday and are set to play the Boston Bruins in...

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

Who will you honor on D-Day’s 75th anniversary?

June 5, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd News Editor glorialloyd@callnewspapers.com As you can read in this issue of The Call, this week the Oakville High School Tiger Band will be one of the few bands from the United States granted the honor of performing in Normandy, France, for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. This...

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

It took 18 months, but you did indeed save Tower Tee

May 30, 2019

By Gloria Lloyd There were people who said Tower Tee could not be saved. They said it would never come back. But a group of highly organized, very determined South County residents still came to St. Louis County Council meetings every week, rain or shine, winter or summer, meeting after meeting for 18 m...

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

Our Call: Mehlville’s achievement is deserving of a celebration

February 28, 2019

Editorial By Gloria Lloyd No one was happier than the editorial board of this newspaper when the Mehlville School District’s 2018 statewide test scores were publicly revealed Feb. 1. On the back of high growth in student achievement year-on-year, the district earned a near-perfect score o...

Our Call: Step up and run for office for you and south county

Gloria Lloyd

January 10, 2019

Editorial Interest in elections in various government entities ebbs and flows based on the year and the issue, but this year might be a first: The year when there are zero competitive races in municipal/school board/fire board elections in south county. We can’t ever recall that happening. But b...

Our Call: Auld acquaintance, auld lang syne, here’s to 2019

Gloria Lloyd

January 2, 2019

Editorial  By Gloria Lloyd  Happy New Year! Inspired by south county’s third- and fourth-graders who submitted their New Year’s resolutions to us, we thought we’d come up with our own hopes for 2019. Elizabeth from Sappington Elementary wished, “My New Year’s letter is going to be…. t...

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