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Friday, Mar. 27, 2015
SPEAKOUT (03/27/15)
I have noticed all the signs around town that four people are vying for a position on the Sikeston school board. Before I vote, I would like to know their position on Common Core and I'm sure other people would like to know also. Heather, Matt, Jay and Chris, how do you stand on Common Core? Let us know by stating your stand in this paper so we will know how to vote. I, for one, will not vote for any one of you that will not respond...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/26/15)
I'd like to know what Sikeston is gonna do about all these streets and sidewalks that need to be repaired because all these old buildings they are tearing down, that's a good idea, but these streets and sidewalks need to be fixed. People are getting hurt on them real bad. They need to build the city up, not destroy it...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/25/15)
When does the definition of a county gravel road change to a county dirt road? When you live in a place for 20 years and you never see any gravel added to your road and all the gravel is washed away, it's a dirt road. This is in New Madrid County. I know there are a lot of roads bad because of the snow and the rain, but I've lived in the same area for years and have just seen gravel put out in patches. Eighty percent of it is dirt, 20 percent is gravel. All the county roads are bad...
Speakout (03/23/15)
I get so tired of seeing those old preachers on TV tell people how much money they must send to God before God will do anything for them. The Bible does not say anything about a set amount. It says give and it will be given unto you. It doesn't say that you've got to give $500, $50 or whatever. ...
Speakout (03/21/15)
I hear at Morehouse City Council had voted to charge $200 for each chair, couch, box springs and mattress that are sitting in people's yards starting this month. Is this true? We called Morehouse City Hall, and they had no knowledge of this charge. So no, it is not true...
Two-parent family is key to success (03/21/15)
There is a current national obsession with income equality, the latest drumbeat of wealth distribution coming from the White House. Under the Obama ideology, those on the upper ends of the economic ladder would be forced to shift some of their financial resources to lift those on the lower ends of the ladder...
Speakout (03/20/15)
Could it be the city of Ferguson has no police officers of color because none have applied for the position that are qualified? Could it be the same people that are the ones with no driver's license, license on their cars, driving while drinking are on drugs? We all know that we should obey the law or face the circumstances. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/19/15)
To all of you kind people that are feeding these stray cats, will you also be kind enough to have them neutered? They are stinking up the neighborhood. I would like to speakout against Holly Rehder and her Right to Work agenda. Right to Work is wrong for Missouri. Lowering the middle class wages is not good for any community, especially here in Sikeston where we need to build our middle class community...
When it comes to aging, game on (03/18/15)
I see little signs every day that I'm getting older with things like gray hairs, achy muscles and all the AARP mail. But this past weekend on a work trip to Columbia I felt older than I ever have. I should have known it didn't start well when I woke up early the morning on the day I left hacking like I smoked three packs a day for 50 years. ...
Too many scandals and too little trust (03/18/15)
Did the President's top adviser really leak information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's hidden private e-mails to the press in an attempt to "get back" at the Clintons for past deeds against her boss? Did the President send "his" people to Israel recently - on the taxpayers' dime - to undermine this week's national elections there?...
Speakout (03/18/15)
I would like to say to the employees of the city of Miner for clearing off our roads on this last snow. You did a great job. I appreciate all the long cold hours you put in. Just wanted to let you know you are very much appreciated. This is pertaining to the article "Like it or lump it." Yes, we do work and we would like to be able to get out in Morley on the snowy days. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/16/15)
I am a resident of Diehlstadt. I would just like to say thank you to the farmers that have brought their tractors into Diehlstadt and cleared our streets. The past snow would have really left us in bad shape if it weren't for them coming in and clearing our streets for us. Thank you...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/14/15)
I took my child to a Barnum and Bailey circus years ago. I was horrified. They were using baby elephants in their act. I wondered then what the Show Me Center was doing sponsoring such a terrible thing for children to see and be given the impression that it was okay to do that to another creature. But of course, it was for money, as is everything else. Anything for money, and it doesn't matter what...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/13/15)
This message is for the man from Morley. I live in a town with 300 people. Back when we had over 700 people, we also had quite a few businesses that paid sales tax. Now we have one business, a grocery store. The Morley man either needs to go to the town meetings or go and get on the town board and see how the city is run. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/12/15)
I moved to a very large city in Michigan from Sikeston several years ago. I, along with my husband and then teenage son, wondered about the city keeping the snow plowed in our subdivision. Sikeston had such a hard time keeping up with the snow there, I just knew it would be impossible for them to keep up with it here in Michigan. ...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (03/11/15)
I just wanted to say what a nice job the city did on Smith Street during the snow storm. They came in here with a tractor and a shovel and had everything shoveled off. They had men out here with shovels and had the sidewalk cleaned off. They did a great job. Then the ice hit, and of course, they couldn't do anything about the ice. But kudos to Sikeston's street department manager...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (03/09/15)
I'd like to say how proud Sikeston is of the Sikeston Bulldogs girls and boys. The girls are doing awesome. The boys have had a few cases of the nerves when they play teams like Jackson and Notre Dame. When they go out of town, they just blow them away. We are a better team than Cape, Jackson or Notre Dame ever thought about being. Drop the nerves. You guys are awesome. Stomp them!...
City street crew came through for citizens (03/07/15)
An extreme thank you is appropriate for the hardy souls on the Public Works street division for their dedication and fantastic job of removing the snow and ice from Sikeston city streets. Let's face it - this winter has been somewhat exceptional on the weather front for our region. ...
Speakout (03/07/15)
Mike, for the last 30 years I've agreed with about 100 percent of what you have written about. But two weeks ago, you blew it concerning the land plats for relocation. John Graham was right. My property is worth one-third of what it was 15 years ago. I now have a full-time job picking up trash off the street and my yard. Reconsider...
Speakout (03/06/15)
I guess I shouldn't call SpeakOut as often as I do, but there's just some things I don't understand. One of those things is these people that lay around half-dead all the time and can't do nothing and go to the doctor everyday or every other day. Then they are out at Walmart everyday rain, shine, sleet or snow. ...
Speakout (03/04/15)
A bill before Congress regarding our national security should exclude the Obama Administration plans to give 5-10 million illegals green cards to work. We already have 92.5 million unemployed. We can't afford to give them voting rights, drivers licenses, college education and health care that we can't afford ourselves. ...
Republicans show a lack of leadership (03/04/15)
Like many of you, I am sorely disappointed with the leadership in Washington, D.C., that has plunged this great nation into a fiscal and international mess of historic proportions. But the lack of leadership that disappoints me the most is the miserable failure and continued incompetence of the Republican leadership - and I use that term loosely...
SPEAKOUT (03/02/15)
I live on a dead end street with only 8 houses on the east side of the street. We are seniors and handicapped people with medical problems. After the recent snow, we had our driveways cleaned. We were able to get in or out as needed. Five days after the snow, a city salt truck came with a front blade turned toward the houses spreading some salt. ...
SPEAKOUT (02/28/15)
I don't know where in the world a woman gets that when she gets a divorce a man should keep her up for the rest of her life and they should just lay around and do nothing. That's the most ridiculous thing I ever heard of. Get out and get a job. That's probably why they got a divorce anyway, they were lazy and just sat around on the couch and wanted the best of everything and didn't want to get out and do anything. Good grief, that's ridiculous...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (02/27/15)
I am calling because I want to speakout about agreeing with the "Liar in Chief" on TV. I totally agree with this person about the so-called 44th president. He is totally no good as being our president. The other thing I'm calling about in is the "No name calling." I think it was very awful what you did. ...