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…

Guest Commentary: Chamber Of Commerce Using All Of Its Resources To Help Members Deal With Tough Times

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By DENA KREITLER STE. GENEVIEVE CHAMBER OF COMMERCE As a chamber director, we face many obstacles each day on how to best promote our local business community. Throw a pandemic into the mix, and our job takes a completely different turn. Having been in this position for 20 years, never have I had something of…

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…

Publisher’s Desk: Community Can Pull Together To Support Each Other In Trying Times

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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 to fulfill a dream,…

Letters: 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…

Letter: 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…

Letter: Friends Of Library Seeks To Include Local Authors In Event, Dedicated Area At Library

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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…

Candidates Forums Moved Back To Fourth Week Of This Month

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Since preparations for the recent sale of the Ste. Genevieve Herald took some time on the part of our staff, scheduling the candidates forums for the April 7 Municipal Election was delayed a bit from the normal schedule. Candidates are being invited to two candidates forums — one on Tuesday, March 24, in the city…

Onset Of Lent Brings Back Memories Of The White Meal, A Local Food Tradition

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Prior to 1966, Fridays and all the days of Lent were times of abstaining from eating meat for the Catholic residents of Ste. Genevieve. The festival season from Christmas until Mardi Gras had been one of dancing, celebrating, and eating. Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday was the last day to eat heartily before Lent began…

Letter: Stuppy Offers Opinion On City’s Residency Requirements, Other Items

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To the Editor: I have a few things to address. In response to the proposed change to the residency requirement of the city administrator and chief of police: What a joke! If you don’t want to live here, work somewhere else. As a former alderman, I’m getting tired of the board changing the rules for…

Letter: Heritage Commission’s Decision To Preserve Portion Of Chimney Did Not Go Far Enough

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To the Editor: I am as surprised as anyone to find myself writing to say that a recent decision made by the Heritage Commission did not go far enough. I’m referring to the Certificate of Appropriateness approved to remove the brick stack (that has the “Welcome to Ste. Genevieve” sign attached) from the former Amoco…

Letter: Sheriff Joins Party of Dishonest Donald

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To the Editor: I read Sheriff [Gary] Stolzer’s article in the paper [February 12 edition of the Herald] with interest. I am sure he respects the military and believes in law and order. My father spent 28 years in the Army, including foreign service throughout World War II. My young childhood was spent living on…

Letter: Welcoming Sheriff To Republican Party

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To the Editor: I’m glad Sheriff [Gary] Stolzer has joined the Republican Party. Yes, the radicals have taken over the Democratic Party. I switched over with President Reagan; and in Jefferson County, per the Leader, every week the cops will arrest a bad guy. Then, after most are freed on bail, they will commit more…

February To-Do List: Get Heart Health Checked For Heart Month

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The arrival of February is a reminder to celebrate American Heart Month. First recognized in 1963, the observance encourages everyone to examine their risk for heart disease and learn about lifestyle changes that can reduce risk for complications and death. Heart disease is the leading cause of mortality in the United States with one in…

Bill Would Transfer Three State Properties (Shaw House, Felix Valle House, Green Tree Tavern) To National Park Service

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Planning To Be A Food Vendor? Health Dept. Can Tell You If Inspection Is Necessary

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In recent years, it has become very common for citizens wanting to sell foods to the public in different forms. Some want to sell said products via mobile vendors, caterers, food trucks, food carts, and the traditional farmers market. In counties like Ste. Genevieve, there are no local food ordinances so it is governed by…

Letter: Basler Funeral Home Again Offers Tree Of Memories

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To the Editor: In December 1998, the Basler family began the Tree of Memories Program in recognition of our 100 years of dedicated funeral service to the Ste. Genevieve community. Since then the program has become an important part of the Christmas season for us. Celebrate Christmas by celebrating the life of a loved one…

Letter: Valle Catholic Schools Appreciative Of R-II School District’s Hospitality For Football Semifinal

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To the Editor: On behalf of the entire Valle Catholic Schools community, I wish to extend our deepest appreciation and gratitude to Ste. Genevieve R-II School District for their hospitality and assistance in hosting Saturday’s state semifinal playoff football game. The condition of Father John Dempsey Field was unplayable after the days of precipitation our…