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As a foreign exchange student at EHS of 1976-77 I spent one year full of experiences, getting to know American hospitality, acknowledgement of personality by teachers and even a little bit of the spirit of early settlement by people from different countries including Germany.

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Given the cast of characters in the Democratic party and their young socialists, I believe we will some day be a socialist nation. But please do your part and don't let it happen this Nov. 3.

All the Democrats are saying that this tax will fix everything and lower our property tax and if you believe this, l may have some ocean side property for sale cheap in Arizona.

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SPRINGFIELD – Gov. J.B. Pritzker said Wednesday that he stands behind his decision to prohibit high school football for the fall season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, even as professional and many college leagues have decided to resume play.

We can’t say when it will happen or how. Maybe more Democratic officeholders — why, hello, Gov. J.B. Pritzker and Mayor Lori Lightfoot — will work up the courage to call for the speaker of the Illinois House to step down. Maybe state party officials humiliated by the relentless percussion of…

A recent opinion piece by community member Jim Schultz (“America shouldn’t gamble on personality to choose next president,” Sept. 4, 2020) pleaded with area voters to avoid choosing the next President based on personality. I agree personalities can be irrelevant for leadership, but there’s a…

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I was taken aback by the column in the EDN on Sept. 4 by Jim Schultz. (“America shouldn’t gamble on personality to choose next president.”) He feels we should not pick our president based on whether he is a good and decent man. So we should pick someone who is not a good and decent man?

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I am an American, a card carrying Democrat and a resident of Effingham County. I am proud to be an American in spite of our problems, and I am proud to be a Democrat with high hopes in Mr. Biden but right now I am struggling to be proud of being a resident of Effingham County. Let me explain.

In reference to the Letter to the Editor on Aug. 14 by Charles Heuerman, “America, wake up! Nothing is free.” I know Charles is speaking about material things, but it reminds me of Revelations 22:17: “And let him that is athirst come. And whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely.”

The death of the Minneapolis Salvation Army security guard George Floyd was unfortunate and has sparked outrage in America. People have been protesting, looting, fighting with police and even set St. John's Episcopal Church on fire in Washington DC. And in Buffalo New York two officers of the law were hit by an SUV during a protest.

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l’d like to address the view stated in an editorial in last week’s Effingham Daily News about the separation of church and state. (“Our View: Decision on removal of cross from mural deserved public discussion,” May 27. 2020.)

Regarding the blotting out of the cross in Effingham: Some city leaders are pulling away from God. In these trying times, we need to draw closer to God. Whose name will be blotted out of the Lamb's Book of Life? Psalms 69:28 "Let them be blotted out of the book of the living, and not be writ…

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