Thomas Sowell – Western advocates of ‘nation-building’ should master recently deceased statesman’s legacy of lessons

Thomas Sowell

It is not often that the leader of a small city-state — in this case, Singapore — gets an international reputation. But no one deserved it more than Lee Kuan Yew, the founder of Singapore as an independent country in 1959, and its prime minister from 1959 to 1990. With his death, he leaves behind a legacy valuable not only to Singapore but to the world.

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Thomas Sowell – A Simple Question

Thomas Sowell

It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards. The simple question was asked by Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished.

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Traffic court woes

Some local municipal officials are worried about the impact of legislation that could reduce the percentage of general revenue that they can receive from traffic tickets.

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Volunteers sought for Mission Clean Stream

Volunteers from St. Charles County and the communities of Cottleville, Dardenne Prairie, Lake Saint Louis, O’Fallon, St. Charles, St Peters and Wentzville are being sought to join forces with Greenway Network and Missouri River Relief in an effort to remove trash from local streams and lakes on Saturday, April 11.

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Diamond interchange agreed upon for Hwy. 40-61

Local officials have again agreed to a conventional diamond interchange to replace the at-grade intersection of Hwy. 40-61 at Hwy. P and Peine Road after county officials heard concerns from Wentzville and other residents that the improvements might be delayed.

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City recognized for reforesting

Forest ReLeaf of Missouri recognized the city of Weldon Spring on March 5 for its exceptional efforts toward reforesting the community after the devastating effects of a tornado in May of 2013.

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Combating tax fraud

St. Peters police are asking for help from residents in combating the kind of tax fraud that a growing number of them may be experiencing this year.

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Roadwork gets green light from City Council

The O’Fallon City Council has given the green light to working with St. Charles County to fund two road improvements projects. At the March 12 meeting, the council approved two ordinances that allow O’Fallon to enter into an agreement with the county to share the costs of two separate roadway projects. The first, for which work will begin by year’s end, is an extension of Lake Saint Louis Boulevard. This project will be completed in three phases. The first phase is in the hands of the developers for a new subdivision, who will design, fund and build the portion of ...

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Ideas for Wentzville Schools

To the Editor: It’s no secret that the Wentzville School District is growing. Take a drive around the area and chances are you will pass a new subdivision or a house under construction. All this growth is good for our local economy, but it puts a strain on our local school district. New houses bring new students, which means overcrowding in our local schools. Our district leaders have proposed several ideas for how we might deal with this problem. These ideas force taxpayers to decide between busing, redrawing school boundaries, increased class sizes, or raising property taxes. There is, however, ...

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More options for mental health care

To the Editor: I just read your article “Breaking Barriers – Opening up the discussion on mental health” in the March 11 issue of the Mid Rivers Newsmagazine. While it was a wonderful article, I was disappointed to see that nowhere in your article was Crider Health Center mentioned. Although you may not be aware, Crider Health Center is a local provider of mental health services including school-based, community-based and outpatient counseling and psychiatry for both adults and children. We provide a broad spectrum of services for those with severe and persistent mental illness among a targeted population of individuals ...

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