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Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
SPEAKOUT (11/22/14)
Recently my Mom was in the hospital for months. During that time, her and Dad's church pitched in to help transport Dad (he no longer drives) to see her. And they brought more food to the house for him than he could possibly eat. After Mom and Dad giving all these years to the church, it was heartwarming to see it returned...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (11/21/14)
Captain Sam Burke, a Sikeston High School graduate, is an amazing young Marine Corps leader and true American patriot. His speech at the Sikeston Field House was heartfelt and well-received by the students, vets and families in attendance. An excellent program and guest speaker presentation...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (11/20/14)
The city manager at East Prairie better watch out. Looks like the city of Sikeston is going to get some of his free MoDOT money. You could look at the streets in East Prairie that are being worked on and tell who owns property own them. I was concerned about the school zone issue, the new apartments built by Walmart. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (11/19/14)
I am a very big supporter of Mayor Pullen, but I think litter is far from the thing that is hurting Sikeston. The lack of quality jobs with benefits and not allowing the city to compete with other cities because of low pay. Sikeston is slowly losing itself. I hear daily about people leaving because of no opportunities. Please save a city that people love. Bring good business and recreation or we will become a city truly in crisis...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (11/17/14)
I will certainly speak clearly and slowly on my Speakout and must I say on behalf of over 3,000 voting Sikeston R-6 taxpayers I feel compelled to stand and applaud John McMillen's lucid Nov. 5 letter on page 6. I also felt is curious that it was not printed until after the Nov. ...
Speakout (11/15/14)
Yes, I am not only calling for myself but I am also calling for all men and women who drive on the highway. I think the hunting season needs to be extended 12 months a year. Do you hear me conservationists? Because there is more deer killed out here on these highways and damaging these people's cars and you know who has to pay for this? The person who drives the car, the deer sure don't get up and pay for it. ...
So let's be honest: leadership lacking (11/15/14)
I have written several times in recent years concerning the loss of civility in our current culture. The examples are endless and, unfortunately, seem to be growing abundantly with each passing day. Lack of both respect and personal responsibility are two glaring signs that civility has been pushed to the floor...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (11/14/14)
As teacher appreciation week approaches I encourage everyone to stop and take a closer look at our schools and teachers. This has been a rough patch for educators lately and I feel it's time to acknowledge the day-to-day positive influence our teachers are having on our children. ...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (11/13/14)
This Speakout is in regards to the person who was feeling rejected by the church that had done them wrong in the Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, I have been attending a small church, the Second Half Ministry in a gym close to Sikeston-Miner. I would really recommend this person to go down there and talk to them. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (11/12/14)
I think that CVS drug store is the most two-face place I ever saw. If they are so proud of themselves for quitting selling cigarettes, why don't they quit selling alcohol? Alcohol kills, too. They got a whole one page of their ad in this Sunday's paper and all it is is liquor and beer. Now that is ridiculous. They ought to get more proud and quit selling liquor...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (11/10/14)
I've been traveling this old Highway 62 all year hauling grain and I just had me a talk with the MoDOT boys setting up the lights. Of course, they were all working. Well, I asked him who checks on the lights on towers. He said it ain't me. Well, I said you could sure write one on Risco because their water tower light has been out since April. ...
Speakout (11/08/14)
Sikeston is proud of the Bulldogs and the coaching staff. When we play teams that can recruit, of course they are going to have the top players for a season. Sikeston is awesome. We play our own kids and they work hard. Our season will come to an end and I hope we will stomp teams that can't play out of their own school's pool of kids. Go Bulldogs, you are awesome...
Speakout (11/07/14)
I went to a restaurant yesterday and looked around at all the people that were in there at the booths and tables. Over 75 percent of them were with other people and I would say close to 90 percent of them were on their cellphones. Do people not realize how rude that is? If you go to lunch with someone, can you not put down your cellphone and have a conversation? Put it away. If the person you are dining with is not important enough to have your attention, then don't go...
SPEAKOUT (11/06/14)
I'm calling about the Main Street Mayhem in East Prairie. I certainly agree with this caller. I don't know where their brains were when they came up with this idea. We had parallel parking here in East Prairie several years ago and it was a disaster. I'm wondering how many people can now park on Main Street the way they've done it. I've never seen such a mess. I don't know what in the world they had in mind...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (11/05/14)
About the city chimes: I love them, I love them. I enjoy listening to them so much. Thank you for whomever is responsible for setting this up. I'd like to Speakout about my church. My church that I go to in this little town, I want them to know that I have done nothing wrong. ...
SPEAKOUT (11/03/14)
In voting Tuesday, please consider that our country is rapidly being overrun by illegals, draining our financial resources while we already have an impossible debt. Also with taking control of our culture. Our free Christian nation is just a memory. ...
Speakout (11/01/14)
I just wanted to thank Scott Welton for doing the article about plantar fasciitis. I was diagnosed with this condition five years ago. Unfortunately I've waited too long for treatment. I've seen orthopedic surgeons from here to St. Louis. The condition remains. It's horrible and extremely painful to the point that I couldn't work an 8-hour shift without leaving in tears. Anyone who thinks they have this condition, please get it taken care of as soon as possible...
SPEAKOUT (10/31/14)
I had just bought two bottles of insulin for my dog that passed away. The bottles have never been open. If anyone can use them, please call 667-9997. I will be glad to give them to you. I hate to throw them away. In regard to SpeakOut on Oct. 21 about the homeless people that tried to go to the church and get food, it is not our responsibility to take care of these homeless people. ...
SPEAKOUT (10/30/14)
If you'd like to see a disaster in the making, drive down Main Street in East Prairie and see what they've done to our merchants. East Prairie doesn't have a very big gathering for people out of town to buy anything, but the people in town do. No one I have talked to has ever seen such a mess that has been created. If I owned a business on Main Street, I'd see if I could sell it to some unsuspecting person and go somewhere else to live. What a disaster...
SPEAKOUT (10/29/14)
I'm 84 years old and can't hear on the phone very well. I would like for you to print this. Thank you to my children. Thank you for another great birthday. I love all of you and families. Thank you, your Mom Imogene. P.S. Thank you for your paper. It is great. We have wonderful delivery carriers, Kathie and Larry. They are wonderful...
SPEAKOUT (10/27/14)
I understand how the government says people around here draw only $16,000 a year Social Security. I know those people aren't well off. We don't need a percentage of our one percent check going up. What we need is more on our stamps on our electricity, because one percent is gonna be taken away from us. ...
Missouri voters to decide fate of four amendments (10/25/14)
The Nov. 4 midterm national elections are just over a week away and as is often the case, the momentum seems to shift on a day-to-day basis. The spotlight come election night will most certainly not fall on Missouri because we have no races on the ballot with national implications...
SPEAKOUT (10/25/14)
I'd like to speakout on the beautiful city of Sikeston. The city street sweepers swept our streets and they looked wonderful. That afternoon our neighbor mowed his yard and threw his grass into the street. Now it's a junky mess again. Thank you, good neighbor...
SPEAKOUT (10/24/14)
I've been meaning to call SpeakOut about this for some time now. I want to thank the owner of Mexican Villa for all the years of good, affordable food. Mexican food that was more than just a ton of lettuce with no meat. Many people miss your restaurant...
SPEAKOUT (10/23/14)
If you get a call from Charter Communications saying you can get a TV and unlimited long distance phone for $66.99 a month, do not believe them. You will be charged an extra sales tax, broadcast surcharge, SCC fee and franchise fee for a total of $70.96 plus you will be charged $19.99 for your phone plus you will be charged $4.99 for wiring for a total of $99.93...