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Keep your change

To the Editor: Why is it that when they do not like something, liberals always want it to change to suit their perspective? Now along comes Mr. Summers (“Time for a more even perspective,” West Newsmagazine, Oct. 29)  who doesn’t like the conservative tilt of West Newsmagazine and wants less “far-right” content I say to Mr. Summers, if you don’t ...

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The gift of life

To the Editor: I just want to thank “A grateful double-lung transplant” for his message (West Newsmagazine, Nov. 22). My mother-in-law (who is now deceased) received a double-lung transplant in 2000 from a young girl (age 15) from Washington state. We have been lucky enough to meet the parents of the girl and her grandparents and have formed a very ...

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High school girls tennis

Whitfield sophomore Grace Klutke made history for the Warriors. Klutke reached the Class 1 semifinals in the state tennis meet at the Cooper Tennis Complex in Springfield. It was her first trip to the state tournament. “She is the first girl from Whitfield who has made it to state,” Whitfield coach Jill Starr said. “There was a boy, Michael Gardner, ...

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Students collect PJs for sick kids

The Early Childhood Center at Central School Road recently held a pajama drive and collected 128 children’s pajamas for St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The pajama drive was held in honor of Colytn, an early childhood student who has been battling a serious liver condition and is being treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The pajama drive also was part of ...

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Area students commended for academic performance

The National Merit Scholarship program is an annual academic competition, which identifies seniors who represent the top of their graduating class. Commended students placed among the top five percent of more than 1.5 million students who entered the competition by taking the preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship qualifying test. More than 34,000 of the approximately 50,000 high scorers on the PSAT/NMSQT ...

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These blankets would make Linus proud

Students at Woerther Elementary are helping those in need one blanket at a time. Students created more than 50 blankets for Project Linus during their Fall Academic Celebrations. “We’ve helped Project Linus since 2009,” Woerther Principal Jane Levy said. “Our students really enjoy this service project.” According to the Project Linus website, the charity “provides love, a sense of security, ...

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Hole in one

Manchester’s Ned Gregory waited 64 years but he said it was worth the wait. Gregory, 75, started playing golf when he was 11. He recently recorded his first hole in one. He made the hole in one Oct. 5 playing in a tournament at Westwood Hills Country Club in Poplar Bluff. On No. 10, Gregory hit a 3-wood 192 yards. ...

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Soccer Hall of Fame inducts Chris Papagianis

The St. Louis Soccer Hall of Fame recently held its 2014 Hall of Fame banquet at the America Center. Chesterfield’s Chris Papagianis, 64, was inducted for his playing career at Southwest High School and Harvard, where he also is in the Hall of Fame. The other 2014 inductees included Nick Archer, Mike Barnstead, Ed Cody Jr., Vince Drake, Austin Gomez, ...

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