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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Speakout (07/03/15)
I wish I knew what SpeakOut comment the caller was referring to as he seems to take up for Mike. If it is my comment, I have to wonder what kind of drugs he is on. I wasn't really giving Mike a hard time, except for maybe being a little wishy-washy on whether or not he agreed or disagreed with the donation in question. ...
Speakout (07/02/15)
I want to speakout about Ross that works at McDonald's in East Prairie. I watched him climb a tree at 10:30 in the evening to save a kitten that had climbed the tree two days ago. Nobody else had helped. This young man climbed that tree, at great risk to himself, to save that kitten. There ought to be more young people to do such things. He's a wonderful young man. And the lady that was there that also worked at McDonald's was a big help as well. Thank you, Josh...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/01/15)
I see Hillary Clinton is up to her ole dirty tricks. She is now blaming the Republican presidential candidates for being gay haters. What a hypocrite! I have enough sense to know none of the candidates on both sides of the fence is going to turn down no votes gay or straight. And she says she's for women's rights. Then what is she doing taking donations from the Muslim countries? That's not for women's rights. That's all I have to say...
Speakout (06/29/15)
Michael Jensen is my all time favorite writer. I've enjoyed reading his brilliantly written articles for years. However, I sincerely disagree with his position on food stamps and controlling what less privileged families eat for dinner. For starters, thank you for your kind words. ...
Speakout (06/27/15)
I saw the other day on TV where the city of East Prairie's fire department was begging for money to buy equipment. If they hadn't wasted all that money downtown on Main Street they would have plenty of money to buy fire equipment. I don't know why in the world when you call somewhere you don't get a human. ...
Progressive left is rewriting US history (06/27/15)
Like many of you perhaps, I've been forced to rethink a number of important social issues given the current political climate in America. As a white man, I've been branded a racist even though I've spent a lifetime being even-handed and fair - as much as humanly possible - to everyone regardless of race, income, gender, etc...
Speakout (06/26/15)
I would like to speakout about the DPS director addressing concerns about the recent gun violence. It is not gun violence, it is people violence. It is thugs on the street committing violence. I have never seen a gun walk out on the street and shoot someone by itself...
Speakout (06/25/15)
I still carry the scars of a vicious dog attack that happened when I was six years old. Back then, the Sikeston Police Department took the report and did nothing afterwards. The police were satisfied to let the owners keep the German Shepherd in a 4-foot fence that the dog could jump at anytime. ...
Speakout (06/24/15)
Who is responsible for the animals at my home? I am raising pit bulls and breeding pit bulls. Is the homeowner's insurance responsible? Certain breeds of animals are pre-classified, and pit bulls are in that category. The insurance agency we talked to said they did not have any companies that would insure pit bulls. However, they advised to call and consult with different agencies because each company is different...
A liberal's solution to all our problems (06/24/15)
As impossible as it is, let me try to be a liberal. Given the number of gun-related deaths, let's repeal the Second Amendment and implement the strongest gun controls imaginable. By taking this drastic step toward gun violence, as a liberal I am convinced that all of the illegal and stolen guns would be turned into law enforcement...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/22/15)
I'd like to respond to "Every town has eyesores." They are leaving out one town and that's Miner. There are three or four houses out here that are strictly eyesores but the worst one is on Gilmore. He has all kinds of rubbish in the front yard, the back yard. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/20/15)
I would like to know why only one elementary school in Sikeston does not list their honor roll students in the paper? The Standard Democrat publishes honor rolls that are submitted to us. Some schools submit by semester, some by quarter. You may want to contact the school with your concerns...
Lack of faith in nation result of Obama's plan (06/20/15)
To no one's surprise, a new poll shows the American public has lost faith in virtually every aspect of life. Government, the media and even organized religion have all diminished in favor with a majority of Americans. Confidence in Congress is under a 10 percent approval rating. Same applies to the national news media and the current administration...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/19/15)
This is a warning to people that takes their dogs to get shaved down. I took my little dog over to a place and he was there for 6 hours in a kennel. As far as I can tell, he never got any water while he was there. He looked like he had the mange when he came out. ...
SPEAKOUT (06/18/15)
We've been watching TV for 30 minutes, maybe over an hour. They said they'd be back on in a few minutes. It's been at least 45 minutes and they still aren't back on yet. I think they should come down on the price that they charge for their rates. I'm checking to see if someone knows where I can buy Pepperell sheets. I can't find them. I do not like the new fabric that they've got. If you know, would you please put it in the paper?...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/17/15)
I don't understand why women want to sit around on their lazy butts, most of them are as fat as hogs because they don't do nothing, and expect a man to keep them up. The man works his butt off but they don't want to get out and work. There should be a law against that. ...
SPEAKOUT (06/15/15)
If anyone has any information on the benefit basketball game in New Madrid on Memorial Day Weekend, the Minner family, could they please put the article in the paper? Or call me at 573-931-1086. I need the information for an elderly resident that needs to know what happened because she's been out of town...
Speakout (06/13/15)
I am the nitwit who commented on the New Madrid County Central announcements for this year. I have been called worse things than nitwit, but I have to respond this time. If you had read my comment regarding the graduation announcement closely you would realize that I only spoke of the large print on the outside of the announcement, the one I and most everyone else would see first. ...
Food stamp program is in need of tweaking (06/13/15)
Before you criticize the tone of today's column, let me state without reservation that no child should be hungry in this great nation and every possible effort under the sun should be employed to ensure that hunger is not an issue in this country. But maybe our approach is less than successful...
SPEAKOUT (06/12/15)
This is about the compost site. It has been over 20 days since it was last open. It is now summer. People are cutting and bagging grass. We have also had some storms that have knocked down limbs and trees, so the branches and stuff are just lying around looking bad. I know BMU guys are busy, as I see them driving around town all day long. If BMU don't have the manpower to open the compost site, then maybe the city should hire the public to run it...
SPEAKOUT (06/11/15)
I'm calling in response to the man that lives on a nearby street that is on disability. Sir, you have a business in your home, why would you need a disability check? If anyone knows of someone that is committing Social Security fraud, please call the Social Security fraud hotline at 1-800-269-0271. You can remain anonymous. It's time to take our country back one step at a time...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/10/15)
This is to "Warriors deserve a plate." Let me say this first, I and all America are proud of the service you gave for our country. In response to your SpeakOut article, apparently you did not read all of it, I made a point to address the issue that I did not want to take anything away from the Korean War veterans. ...
SPEAKOUT (06/08/15)
I am trying to find out about homeowner's insurance. Do I have to pay the homeowner's insurance if I rent the house or does the owner have to pay the insurance? From what I understand, the person that owns the house is responsible for the insurance on the dwelling and the renter is responsible for the contents...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (06/07/15)
The one thing that everybody in this country wants to forget about it is these shootings that are unfortunate that the police are killing these suspects is that every one of them has broke the law. They have done something wrong. They are running from the cops, they are doing something. ...
Americans fail to keep up with important issues (06/06/15)
If you're like me, change is not always easy to accept. Maybe it's my age or just the rural, conservative nature of my upbringing. Regardless, I find myself a creature of habit -- or in a rut as my wife often points out -- but adapting to change is not always simple...