Applauding Gov. Perry

To the Editor: I applaud Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s (R-Texas) decision to send the Texas National Guard to augment the U.S. border patrol, which is overwhelmed by a massive influx of illegal aliens crossing our southern border and hamstrung by the lack of support from our national government. Without the support of the federal government this will cost the citizens of Texas millions of dollars. Under normal circumstances – had the Texas guard’s deployment been initiated by President Obama –this would be an expense shared by every American taxpayer. But because of the president’s inaction Gov. Perry acted, and thus ...

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Not better together

To the Editor: The article “Are We Better Together” by Dan Fox in the July 9 issue of West Newsmagazine was very interesting. It showed that when Louisville, Kentucky, combined with Jefferson County in 2003 it resulted in a savings of $700,000 per year. That sounds like a lot of money until you divide it among the 694,784 residents and find that it saved less than $1.01 per person. If St. Louis City and County ever merge I hope my city (Wildwood) can secede from St. Louis County and annex to Franklin County. David Peterson Wildwood  

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District 10 All Star game will be held Monday

  On Monday (July 28) , the District 10 All-Star teams from the the North and South Divisions will square off in the annual District 10 All-Star game at Ellsville Athletic Association. Game time is slated for 7 p.m.  

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Ballwin playoff run stopped by Jackson

Two days ago, the Ballwin Post 611 team had high hopes and designs on a run to the Missouri senior legion state tournament next weekend in Sedalia. Jackson Post 158 had other plans and Jackson kept its zone championship hopes alive at the expense of Ballwin. Post 158 overcame an early deficit and eliminated Ballwin with an 8-4 victory in the losers bracket semifinal Saturday evening at West City Park in Festus. “I think we went 8-2 against all of the teams that were playing in the zone tournament this weekend and we lost two games the entire summer and ...

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Jackson beats Eureka, Post 177 eliminated from Zone 4 tournament

Eureka had post-season experience and drive but Jackson Post 158 had a potent hitting attack and solid pitching. That combination proved too much to overcome as Eureka fell to Jackson 11-5 in a second round losers bracket game in the Zone 4 legion tournament at West City Park in Festus Friday night (July 25). Eureka, which won the zone last year to advance to the state tournament saw its season end at a disappointing 19-21. “We got up 2-0 early on them and then they got their bats going in the third, fourth, and fifth innings and they hit the ...

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Ballwin falls to Festus in second round zone 4 contest

Day two of the Missouri Zone 4 senior legion tournament did not go nearly as well for District 10 champ Ballwin as day one did. Ballwin scored two early runs to go ahead but Festus erased that lead with a 12-run third inning explosion and rolled to a seven-inning 16-5 victory at West City Park Friday evening (July 25). Ballwin (31-6) will now to win three games in the next two days in order to advance to next weekend’s state tournament in Sedalia. “We told the kids after the game that we have lost six games like this in style ...

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Eureka beats Rock Memorial, stays alive in Zone 4 tournament

It was not to be a two games and out scenario for the Eureka senior legion baseball team on this day. Just a day removed from losing a first round game to Jackson, Post 177 bounced back strong with a 14-6 victory over Rock Memorial in a second round losers bracket game in the Zone 4 tournament at West City Park in Festus Friday afternoon. Eureka (19-20) kept its Zone 4 title repeat hopes alive by pounding the baseball and scoring some runs in bunches. “We played well yesterday but today we hit the ball real well up and down ...

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Ellisville Dog Park honors those who helped in its founding

By MARY ADCOCK A new addition has been made to Ellisville’s Dog Park, located in Bluebird Park – a brass sign, mounted on a rock with the quote “Where neighbors meet and dogs play.” The sign lists the names of Ellisville’s dog park committee and the City Council, both of which assisted in establishing the dog park. Other amenities include water fountains, bags and benches for dog owners to meet, and shade and sunny spots for all guests. In the summer, the park is open from dawn to 10 p.m. From November to March, members are welcome from dawn to ...

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Protect your constitutional rights

We have a federal government that chooses which laws they will abide by and which laws they will ignore. Yet we as citizens are expected to abide by every law and regulation, even those that are in violation of our US Constitution. Federal agencies are ignoring our Constitution and targeting those who disagree with the current administration. Congress passes 200 to 300 new laws every year but federal agencies issue 3,000 or more new regulations each year. HHS on the so-called affordable health care act alone has issued 11,000 pages of new regulations. We have a government that is simply ...

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Ballwin pounds Jackson 15-9 in zone opener

There was hardly anything subtle about the Ballwin 611 Post senior legion baseball club’s approach at the plate in its zone 4 opener against Jackson Post 158. Ballwin came out hitting the ball hard and early against Jackson and when the dust settled, Post 611 began its zone tournament appearance with a convincing 15-9 win Friday night at West City Park in Festus. “It’s good to get out to a big lead early against a tough team like Jackson in a game like this,” Ballwin coach Sean Rogan said. “They (Jackson) did give a little trouble late but we held ...

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