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Letter To The Editor: In Support Of The Mural

To the Editor:

I recently finished the article in the [March 27 edition of the Herald] paper concerning the mural that Joy French wanted to paint on the wall of the union hall in Ste. Genevieve.

I was raised in Ste. Gen., worked 30 years as a speech therapist at the Ste. Genevieve R-II School District and presently reside in Ste. Genevieve.

When I heard about the mural, my friends and I felt this would be a good boost for Ste. Genevieve. God knows it could use a boost.

As I read the article, I was impressed with how well Mrs. French had the plan laid out. And then, [Heritage Commission member] Frank Myers began to ask questions that had no real bearing on the actual painting of the mural. Every concern he had was answered by Mr. [David] Bova [community development administrator] or Mrs. French.

Why anyone would want to jinx a viable tourist attraction is beyond me. People like Myers are the ones who put a blockade on things to help improve Ste. Genevieve. Perhaps he needs to really research projects before he comes up with comments or questions which really do not pertain to the subject.

Yes. Ste. Genevieve is a very historic town, but it wouldn’t hurt to let it grow.

Jerry Gilman,

Ste. Genevieve

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