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- State of emergency declared in Missouri (2/24/18)1
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- As February winds down, Chaffee looking forward to reopening of ice cream shop (2/21/18)1
- Pence gets it right in response to attack on Christian faith (2/17/18)12
- Cape Girardeau businessman proposes redevelopment project; seeks taxing district to fund improvements (2/17/18)16
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- Missouri governor indicted on invasion of privacy charge (2/23/18)6
Veterans are truly heroes
To the editor:
I wanted to take a moment and remind our citizens of the local heroes in our community.
I am a Navy veteran. I have a family of four. Due to corporate downsizinq, my family and I found ourselves going from a two-income household to a one-income household at the end of December. We were behind about $700 on some of our bills, and there was no way to make up this difference.
I was referred to the First Call for Help line. I answered a few questions, and the representative advised me that I was lucky. Because I was a veteran I might find some help with the local VFW Post 3838. To make a long story short, this all occurred on a Friday. By the following Monday, these gentlemen had agreed to help us with the entire $700.
Calling the men and women heroes is well-founded. They placed their lives on the line when their country needed them. Now when a local veteran needed their assistance, they were there for my family.
Next time you see them doing a fund-raiser, remember that some of that money will go to local families who might need their help. Let us remember our veterans for the heroes they are.