- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- A message from heaven (1/23/17)
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Area residents among those attending inauguration, women's march (1/22/17)90
- Comedian, cancer survivor Tom Green headlines sold-out Cancer Center benefit (1/22/17)
Ameren, Guard workers deserve credit
To the editor:
Our families -- who live in the St. Charles, St. Louis and East St. Louis area -- and my husband and I, who and were caught in the recent windstorms that paralyzed these communities, would like to applaud the AmerenUE workers, along with the National Guard and all other volunteers who helped restore electricity and clean up.
It was a battlefield of fallen power lines and trees with the blistering sun and temperatures above 100 degrees as they worked 16-hour shifts or more to restore power to more than half a million customers. It was heartwarming to see convoys of workers traveling to these areas as we headed to the Kansas City area.
Also, we would like to express our sympathy to the families of loved ones who lost their lives during their job performance and all other workers who were injured on the job while giving their time and energy to the cause.
JUDITH A. WEBER, Cape Girardeau