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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 like it, don’t read it. Do you ask the Post-Dispatch, to include less “far left” content? How about MSNBC? I do not care for their content so I do not read or listen to them – well, I will listen ...

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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 loving relationship. Thank you for not only bringing awareness to a great cause (organ donation), but for thanking your donor. It is a sad thing that one life must be lost to help another, but bless the people that donate, ...

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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, about eight years ago who made it to state.” Klutke beat Clinton’s Adriane Dehn in her opening match 6-1, 6-1. She followed that with a 6-3, 6-1 win over Chillicothe’s Sydnie Whiteside to make the semifinals. However, Klutke’s run ended ...

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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 receive letters of commendation in recognition of their outstanding academic promise. Although Commended students do not continue in the competition for National Merit Scholarships, some of these students do become candidates for special scholarships sponsored by corporations and businesses. Local ...

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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, warmth and comfort to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans, lovingly created by volunteer ‘blanketeers.'” “We truly appreciate our students, their parents and our staff for their ...

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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. “It took me 64 years to do it,” Gregory said. “It was a great golf shot. It hit 10 or 12 feet in front of the hole. We couldn’t see it.” Unfortunately, his playing partner spoiled it for him. “He ...

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