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Monday, Aug. 3, 2015
Annual Jaycee Rodeo puts spotlight on us (08/01/15)
The spotlight will fall on the Sikeston Jaycees this week as they once again play host to the annual Bootheel Rodeo. And while after the months of preparation for this annual event the Jaycees will welcome visitors, all residents of Sikeston can and should get into the rodeo spirit as well...
SPEAKOUT (08/01/15)
This is about Bruce Jenner at the ESPY awards. His only problem is he lived most of his life with those crazy Kardashians. All that estrogen over the years changed him. I read in the newspaper and watched on television about the drought in California, so I decided to read my Sikeston BMU bill. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/31/15)
Could you please print the law about yielding to emergency vehicles and to funeral processions? I think some of our local motorists have seem to forgotten. I witnessed drivers not yielding to emergency vehicles going to the Santie fire. They were not emergency personnel. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/30/15)
I'm commenting on the "Silent majority needs to speak up" article by Michael Jensen. I wholeheartedly agree with this article. But my question is, how Michael do you pursue speaking out? If you call your congressmen and representatives, nothing ever changes. What is the next step for the silent majority to be heard? Just wonder what your thoughts were on this? And also in the paper in SpeakOut on the same day, the person that said "Go ahead and make my day," that person is an idiot...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/29/15)
I would just like to say kudos to M. Burnett's article in the paper. Right on, right on. I would like to give the lady praise for the article "It's time for America to come back to God." She should hold a high public office in the land of America. And her message should be in every pulpit in churches of Christian faith. Have we soldiers of Christ waited too long? As it stands now, in God's own time, America will pay the price. God bless...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/27/15)
I was just watching a commercial on TV about plastic surgery. Women getting their breasts made bigger and their butts sucked out, their stomachs sucked out and their lips blowed up and all that stuff. Sometimes they have to take off work. I believe if I was a boss and they took off work for that kind of crap they could go somewhere else and get themselves a job. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/25/15)
This is my opinion on the rebel flag, the Confederate flag. It appears that the governor of South Carolina was born without testicles. Looks like the rest of the lawmakers are seriously on the way. Hey Mike I know, as you do, we don't always agree on your articles but Sunday July 10's editorial hit it right on the head. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/24/15)
If you missed going to Blodgett on the Fourth of July, you missed a treat. David and Margaret Russell have really been an asset to that community. They have done wonderful things. That town looks pretty. The food up there on the Fourth was free. They had free music, good entertainment and the fireworks were just wonderful. Remember if you missed then come next year and I'm sure you will agree...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/23/15)
I would like to speak out about people moving into properties then leaving out and leaving it tore up and damaging the property in the house. I was getting ready to sell the house and now it has been put on hold until I can fix it. The people stole the curtains, they stole the shades, they stole everything that they could get. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/22/15)
I was just wanting to say that these small towns who are paying for police protection and all this money is going out to officers who are not certificated. Then let the county or the highway patrol comes in and patrol because they over rule the towns police anyway. So if the town needs to save money then let the county or the state highway patrol take care of their business if they need so and they can save their money...
Speakout (07/20/15)
Would you please try to find out what is wrong with Scott Pelley? He is looking bad and looks like he lost a lot of weight. Appreciate it if you can find out anything on him. According to Daily Mail News, Pelley is a fitness buff and works out an hour to an hour and a half daily. When he took over as anchor of the CBS Evening News, one of his requests was for the network to put a gym and shower in his office. The weight loss, if any, could be intentional. There was no mention of illness...
Speakout (07/18/15)
To the person that wrote in about road rules, you are wrong. It is not a law that I have to move over and allow you to merge. I have lived and drove in about 10 states, and none of them have that as a law. Merging traffic is to yield to the right of way. ...
Sikeston proud: DPS shined in recent fire (07/18/15)
The recent Santie Oil fire actually attracted national attention with its bellowing flames and massive plumes of thick black smoke. But for residents of Sikeston, the fire served as an excellent illustration of the professionalism and skills of our Public Safety fire division...
SPEAKOUT (07/17/15)
I live in a small town and Johnson's Grocery has made Fourth of July special for lots of people. At all times on Friday and Saturday, at least 10-15 cars were all around picking up their orders. Thanks, Kenny, and all other employees for all their hard work. We appreciate you...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/16/15)
I was wanting to know if anyone out there knows any home remedies to get rid of head lice. My children had a bunking party, and one of the children that came head lice. Now my two children have them. I have bought every product there is at the drugstore. ...
Police facing tough choices in doing job (07/15/15)
It did not generate headlines like the Michael Brown episode in Ferguson, but St. Louis police shot and paralyzed a 16-year-old youth at a St. Louis park Saturday evening when he tried to flee while holding a .40 caliber pistol. The tragedy is just the latest in a string of police shootings that has divided this nation along racial lines...
Speakout (07/15/15)
I am the woman who called asking people to pray for my daughter Kelly. She has gone back to her cancer doctor and he says she did have cancer on her right lung but the cancer has completely dissolved. He says it's a miracle. I just want to thank everyone for their prayers and let everyone know we have a great Jesus and he's a great physician. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/13/15)
The spelling and grammar mistakes in this paper are getting worse. I suggest submitting stories via iPhone text message. At least that way the autocorrected words will provide some humor. I was reading the article in the July 1 paper about the black bear that crashed the party at Lehigh University near Philadelphia. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/11/15)
Surely you're not as stupid as conservative/regressives are by thinking, even for a moment, that all you gun-toting, knuckle-draggers would turn in your guns. We'd just like to see it much harder for you fanatics to get more guns, at least without some background checks regarding your sanity! I must presume that you fear you couldn't pass such mental stability tests or you wouldn't be so frightened by the prospect. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/10/15)
For the person who was wanting information on the Memorial Day Weekend Tournament in New Madrid, I have the information. You can reach me at 404-993-7006. The problem is that regardless of what people say the Confederate Flag means to them, the overwhelming majority view it as a decisive symbol. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/09/15)
How can the city of Sikeston let someone put in an automobile junk yard along with makeshift buildings across the street from the Cream Castle? I am sure there are ordinances against both. Where are the code enforcement people? What happened to the beautification of the city campaign?...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (07/08/15)
I'd like to say something about the man that was accused of sex crimes against a child. They said that girl was 8 or 9 years old when he supposedly did that. Now she's 16. It said the only time he ever did it is when her mother and that man had been out drinking. ...
Speakout (07/06/15)
I would like to speakout about the person who was talking about slavery, that God invented it. That is a bunch of lies. The people that shouldn't be in slavery are the ones that had people in slavery. God didn't intend for anybody to be in slavery, and whoever said that lied. They need to stop lying on God. Nobody has a right to be in slavery. If God meant for people to be in slavery, it would be all people black and white, not just one color...
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...