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In reply to “ Enacting Article V of the U.S. Constitution,” Letters to the Editor, West Newsmagazine, July 9, Bill Walker wrote: “Mr. Mareing gives excellent reasons to hold a convention. However, his information is incorrect. For example he suggests only a few states have filed applications for a convention call by Congress. You can read the 746 applications from 49 states at www.foavc.org. The states reached the two-thirds mark required by the Constitution on Friday, March 13, 1908. Isn’t it about time people started asking Congress to do what is required and call the convention?” • • • In ...

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Responding to “Ellisville Development”

To the Editor:  I was not surprised by the response about the Ellisville development and Walmart, by Mary Dust and apparently every other Ellisville resident (Letter to the Editor, West Newsmagazine, July 23). But I must correct the misconceptions about the TIF. Walmart was not going to receive a dime of the TIF. I would like to enlighten the anti-Walmart folks. First, if the sales tax at Walmart was 8 percent, then a portion of that tax – let’s say 1 percent – would have been paid out over time to the builder (a local company that uses local labor) ...

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Dog days of summer

To the Editor: If you have covered this, it probably still bears repeating. Dogs cannot be left in cars in warm weather. Recently I parked next to a black SUV with a dog left in it while the owners ate breakfast. Every time I go to Manchester Walmart I find at least one dog in a car. People in West County should know this by now, but they don’t – dogs cannot be left in cars in warm weather. Please reinforce this message. Linda Clay  

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Applauding Gov. Perry

To the Editor: I applaud Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-Texas) decision to send the Texas National Guard to augment the U.S. border patrol, which is overwhelmed by a massive influx of illegal aliens crossing our southern border and hamstrung by the lack of support from our national government. Without the support of the federal government this will cost the citizens of Texas millions of dollars. Under normal circumstances – had the Texas guard’s deployment been initiated by President Obama –this would be an expense shared by every American taxpayer. But because of the president’s inaction Gov. Perry acted, and thus ...

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Not better together

To the Editor: The article “Are We Better Together” by Dan Fox in the July 9 issue of West Newsmagazine was very interesting. It showed that when Louisville, Kentucky, combined with Jefferson County in 2003 it resulted in a savings of $700,000 per year. That sounds like a lot of money until you divide it among the 694,784 residents and find that it saved less than $1.01 per person. If St. Louis City and County ever merge I hope my city (Wildwood) can secede from St. Louis County and annex to Franklin County. David Peterson Wildwood  

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Dozens of cars damaged in Lake Saint Louis fire

State Fire Marshals are investigating a Lake Saint Louis fire that left over 30 vehicles damaged, some of which were completely consumed by the flames. On July 28, at approximately 2:45 a.m., Lake Saint Louis Police Officers and local fire protection districts responded to Camden Cedar Lake apartments for a fire in the parking area underneath the carport structures. According to Lake Saint Louis Lieutenant Pat Doering, the origins of the fire are reported as coming from a single vehicle in the carport. There is currently no exact total on the amount of vehicles destroyed by the fire, but Doering ...

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Committee to Restore America meets July 29 at St. Peters City Hall

The Committee to Restore America 912 holds a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at St. Peters City Hall. Committee member George Nagel said that the meeting is in regards to putting a petition on the November ballot, which would let the St. Charles County sheriff retain his powers of constitutional protection. Nagel said that a charter amendment that passed in 2012 will limit the authority and scope of the Sherriff’s powers, starting Jan. 1 2015. The petition discussed is available at area libraries on Saturday, Aug 2.  For more information, contact georgeRN@sbcglobal.net, or Gary.Feller@att.net.

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O’Fallon to hold Veteran Benefit Fair

The O’Fallon Veteran’s Commission is hosting a Veterans Benefit Fair on Aug. 23 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at O’Fallon City Hall. The event will feature workshops hosted by local businesses to help veterans and the families of veterans, according to City Councilmember Rick Battelle (Ward 3). “We’ve got a lot of effort going forward from many companies to support our veterans that are in our community and throughout St. Charles County,” Battelle said. Sheldon Hartsfield, Chairman of the Veteran’s Commission, said there would be four main categories of workshops at the fair: medical, employment, education and finances. “These ...

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Protect your constitutional rights

We have a federal government that chooses which laws they will abide by and which laws they will ignore. Yet we as citizens are expected to abide by every law and regulation, even those that are in violation of our US Constitution. Federal agencies are ignoring our Constitution and targeting those who disagree with the current administration. Congress passes 200 to 300 new laws every year but federal agencies issue 3,000 or more new regulations each year. HHS on the so-called affordable health care act alone has issued 11,000 pages of new regulations. We have a government that is simply ...

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The Committee to Restore America 912 holds a meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, July 29 at St. Peters City Hall. Committee member George Nagel said that the meeting is in regards to putting a petition on the November ballot, which would let the St. Charles County Sherriff retain his powers of constitutional protection. Nagel said that a charter amendment that passed in 2012 will limit the authority and scope of the Sherriff’s powers, starting Jan. 1 2015. The petition discussed is available at area libraries on Saturday, Aug 2.  For more information, contact georgeRN@sbcglobal.net, or Gary.Feller@att.net.

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