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Letters to the Editor

LETTER: Robison an active citizen who cares for town

The Sixth Ward candidate is dependable and always willing to help others.

LETTER: Rod Robison will bring fair-minded approach to Sixth Ward

Robison's presence on the council will benefit the entire city.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe dedicated to understanding issues

The Sixth Ward candidate educates herself about city issues before taking a stance.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe's experience needed for another term

Barbara Hoppe should be re-elected to the City Council.

LETTER: Health Connection too important to community to close

Their dedication in providing specific guidance, tailored for my arthritis, is the very essence of the university's "Make a Difference" program — they made a real difference in my life.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is good for the entire Columbia community

Columbia residents outside of the Sixth Ward are counting on Hoppe being re-elected.

LETTER: Stand up to people who love guns

Killing is not good for society.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe is not a 'trail-killer'

Although Hoppe had a personal interest in the proposed Hinkson Trail GetAbout plan, she voted based on what was best for residents, not for herself.

LETTER: Dean Oliver should reconsider closing the Health Connection

Health Connections success benefits the community that supports MU.

LETTER: Health Connection's worth is immeasurable

There is no place in Columbia quite like the Health Connection. It should be saved, even if it means higher fees.

LETTER: Barbara Hoppe always available to listen

She is the best choice for the Sixth Ward because she is also hard working and dedicated.

LETTER: Reward Barbara Hoppe's good work in the Sixth Ward with re-election

Hoppe has had a positive impact on her ward throughout her time as councilwoman.

LETTER: Health Connection an important outlet for seniors

LETTER: Post office starts recycling program

The post office in Columbia, along with post offices in Jefferson City and St. Louis, offers a program for customers to recycle their mail.

LETTER: Pre-kindergarten programs deserve bailout

Taxpayer money should go to worthy investments, like children and pre-K programs.

LETTER: Nuclear power an undesirable energy source

Missouri should follow the examples of other states and choose cleaner fuel.

LETTER: Support fair balance in funding students through Access Missouri

SB390 and HB792 would provide equal funding for private and public school students. Currently, the former receives an Access award worth $4,600, while the latter receives $2,150, in four-year institutions.

LETTER: Missouri Theatre should handle ticket sales better

Inconsistencies between the theater's Web site and other advertised prices should be cleared up.

LETTER: Forsee should reconsider closing Health Connection gym

The Health Connection helps its customers in ways others wouldn't be able to do. The staff there knows the customers and their individual needs, and can assist in structuring an appropriate workout. The gym also helps fulfill University Hospital's "wellness" mission.

LETTER: Nobody wants forclosures

Loans can be extended under certain conditions to avoid financial problems.

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