Letter To The Editor: It’s Time To Expand Medicaid

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To the Editor: I would like to bring to the residents of Ste. Genevieve County the idea that it is time to expand Medicaid in Missouri. This is now even more imperative with the troubling issue of a pandemic stalking us. Nineteen percent of Missouri adults living in rural areas are uninsured, compared to 12…

May Provides Opportunity For Everyone To Be More Aware Of Mental Health

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By Sharon Braun Community Counseling Center Beginning in 1949, May has been observed as National Mental Health Awareness Month for the purpose of bringing public attention to the positive aspects of mental health and their prevention and intervention. National, state and local organizations offer mental wellness activities, screenings, statistics, education and resources to promote awareness…

Electronic Edition Viewable For Free This Week

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The Ste. Genevieve Herald’s website, www.stegenherald.com, was switched to a new hosting company on March 31. One of the electronic edition subscribers has raved about the switch, saying the e-edition was now easier to read than it was previously. For those who want to check it out free, the e-edition is available until Friday, when…

Letters: Health Dept. Thanks Community For Support, Continued Cooperation

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To The Editor: The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department would like to thank all members of the community for their support, cooperation and compliance of county-wide restrictions and social distancing during this current pandemic. We understand how difficult this has been for everyone, ranging from emotional issues to financial issues. As we move forward into…

Health Dept. Administrator Aims To Clear Up Misconceptions About County’s COVID-19 Actions

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By SANDRA BELL Ste. Genevieve Co. Health Dept. The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department would like to express deep appreciation for the county-wide support we have received from residents, businesses and community leaders during the response stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. As we enter into the recovery stage and begin to open businesses and the…

COVID-19 Carries Reminders Of How 1918 Spanish Flu Affected Local Family

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By Betty Valle Gegg Naeger The tragedy of the influenza epidemic of 1918 has especially influenced my ancestral family. However, it was February of 1920 when the pandemic reached my grandparents’ home in St. Mary, reducing the household of six to only two within 10 days. No, I hadn’t been born yet then so I…

Letters: Seeking Balanced Reporting On Lawsuits VS. Homeowners Association

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To The Editor: I just wanted to state here that I read the full article in the Herald [April 15 edition regarding lawsuits filed against the 154 Homeowners Association]. I am a tad upset, as anyone can make a motion for a temporary restraining order with their side of the events, but there was zero…

Letter: Gibbs Responds To Williams’ Letter

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To the Editor: Thank you for your spirited response to my recent letter. I respect your opinion, but your response does not surprise me, in fact, it proves my very point. The fiercest supporters of Mr. Trump have in common two very specific issues that they are hyper-focused on to the exclusion of all else.…

Letter: Another Response To Letters About Trump

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To the Editor: I feel compelled to defend my friend Nancy Gibbs’s Letter to the Editor [in the March 18 edition of the Herald] from the comments made by Kenny Williams [in the March 25 edition of the Herald]. Nancy is a true Christian, I honestly don’t know what political party she belongs to. I…

Community Can Pull Together To Support Each Other In Trying Times

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By Greg Hoskins Publisher As your hometown newspaper, we have always stressed the importance of supporting local businesses. The owners, as well as their employees, are friends and family members. By supporting a local business, you are not only bringing revenue to our community, but also a spirit of pride. Each owner has taken steps…

A Response To Letter About Trump

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To the Editor: In response to Nancy Gibbs letter to the editor [in the March 18 edition of the Herald], using a few scriptures and putting a twist on them is warned against in the Bible. The Bible warns against false teachers. In Matthew 4:6 the devil used a Bible verse to try to deceive…

A Call To Christians: Denounce Trump’s Rhetoric

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To the Editor: Words have power. The more agreement there is, the more power they have. If these words are encouraging and motivating, that can lead to good things, but if they are vicious and divisive, the results can be disastrous. Proverbs 18:21 says “The power of life and death is in the tongue,” and…

Police Chief Writes To Clear Up Misconceptions

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To the Editor: I would like to take this opportunity to clear up some misconceptions surrounding the police department and matters concerning the city of Ste. Genevieve. On April 7, 2019, the city brought a property tax levy to the citizens for a vote, which was advertised as a pay increase for police officers in…

Friends Of Library Seeking Any Local Authors For Display

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To the Editor: I’ve lived in Ste. Genevieve all my life, so when Joe Swope, president of the Friends of the Library, asked me to help him promote a program introducing local book authors/writers to the community, I said sure, figuring it wouldn’t be very hard to identify five or six local authors. I knew…