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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Speakout (08/31/15)
I wanna know why African American criminal reports are on the front page and those that are white are not on the front page. I just want to know why that's so. It's always blacks on the front page and whites aren't and I just wanna know why. Aug. 19 is a prime example of whites not being put on the front page for criminal action. We don't have any blacks on Aug. 19, and the white one is on the inner page...
Solving our nation's entitlement crisis (08/29/15)
With countless problems facing this nation, sometimes we need to look to others in similar situations and see how they respond. The fact is America is an exceptional nation with exceptional people. But, we don't hold a monopoly on all available ideas...
Speakout (08/29/15)
I would like to address your editorial in support of the sales tax proposal in the Aug. 16 edition of the newspaper. I challenge your assumption that approval of sales tax increase would ensure economic growth. The sales tax is the most regressive of all taxes and hurts the lower income people more than anyone. ...
Speakout (08/28/15)
We can't hear you I wonder why he haven't heard anything from our great Governor Nixon on what is going on in Ferguson. I think he's just another Obama, that's what he is. Soften your soles KFVS-TV just had a reporter talking about kids going back to school. ...
Speakout (08/27/15)
I just read on North Main Street, a sign that said our hospital is ranked No. 1 in the state for heart failure. How cool is that? Yes, it is cool that Missouri Delta has a #1 ranking in the state of Missouri! The banners around town read that Missouri Delta Medical Center is ranked No. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/26/15)
I was wondering if there was a TOPS Club in Sikeston, and if there is, would they please leave their number. I think the Sikeston City Council really should consider making all businesses smokeless or at least put it to the vote of the people. I'm tired of smelling your smoke and listening to you cough and hacking up a lung. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/24/15)
I watched the debates. It's with no doubt Trump won. I wouldn't vote for any of the others. They are for the rich. Rand Paul is a smart ass. He needs to quit trying to be president. We didn't want him last time, and sure don't want him now. Rubio is for war. ...
Life isn't as sweet with this president (08/22/15)
Like many of you, perhaps, I find myself increasingly frustrated, disappointed and downright confused by countless Obama administration policies that make no sense. This administration's attack on the coal industry - by way of example - threatens millions of jobs not to mention will bring a massive increase in utility costs for consumers...
Speakout (08/22/15)
Why is this newspaper covering up drug overdoses and suicides? There must be police reports on these kinds of activities, but you are not publishing the police reports. Why not? If a suicide or drug overdose is committed in the privacy of one's home, it is not published. If it happens in public, then it's public knowledge. People also die at a young age due to other things besides suicide and overdoses...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/21/15)
I just saw on TV where a mother was crying because her last kid was going to school. Well if she would stay home 12 months out of the year, like mothers used to do, and take care of her kid year-round, then she wouldn't be whimpering around like this woman was doing. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/20/15)
I'm calling about President Obama. I heard he wanted to be king over the United States and at least run another term. Well, the way it looks, we are prejudiced and blacks aren't. They don't want to be called blacks. We don't want to be called whites, we are caucasians. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/19/15)
Just read another comment in SpeakOut about your July 12 "Silent Majority." Yes, we silents are to blame for who is in the White House and other offices. And yes, I'm guilty. I didn't like either candidate, so I just didn't vote. Big mistake. I'm sure there were many of us who did that, but I won't be guilty of it again and maybe others have learned their lesson also. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/17/15)
This is just a thought. Have you ever noticed that most problems don't exist until a government agency is formed to solve them? I read the article about Mississippi County being rejected for their road construction by the federal government. But no mention was made of hiring Betty Hearnes to call the White House for help. She would be the person to contact. They don't really need to spend money on a lawyer. I just wanted to pass that suggestion on to the folks...
Sales tax approval would ensure Sikeston's growth (08/15/15)
Sikeston residents in November will be asked to approve a one-half cent sales tax to upgrade Public Safety salaries, to address some long-neglected street improvements and to fund some critical infrastructure issues with our park system. The background for this all-important vote is important to fully understand why this funding measure is needed...
Speakout (08/15/15)
Dear "Dare to care," First of all, how dare you to lump all home health workers in one lump. Obviously you have had a bad experience with someone, but we are all not that way. We work very hard doing things that are needed and many, many things just because we care about them. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/14/15)
I just read the July 27 letter to the editor from Mr. J.B. Sullivan, about the decaying Veterans Administration. He was right on. I wanted to pass my compliments on to Mr. J.B. Sullivan. Sir, your letter was right on. The VA is a decaying government agency which will never be fixed...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/13/15)
I don't really consider myself a "Southerner" although I appreciate many southern customs which set the people of the South apart from others in the U.S. - their respectful use of "yes ma'am" and "no ma'am" and the way they pull to the side of the road when meeting an approaching funeral procession. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/12/15)
Have you noticed that the obituaries in the paper, if you read them every night, how many people are dying from drug overdoses? They never say that they died from a drug overdose, but you can read between the lines. It appears that 2-3 people are dying every week from drug overdoses. As I say, it's very disturbing...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/10/15)
We of Sikeston should be proud of the Department of Public Safety, and I'm sure we are. Their efforts in successfully handling the Santie fire were extraordinary. The other agencies that responded are to be commended also, those that were asked and those who responded without being asked. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/08/15)
Is there a city code concerning project cars sitting in driveways, especially those under blue tarps, in the Plantation area? A call will go in to the city to find out, but as I drove down my street and passed the blue tarp again, it upset me enough to make it public. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/07/15)
To the person that was asking about hummingbirds, we have plenty of them out here at Pharris Ridge, just about 3 miles west of Sikeston. I think it's a crying shame that some of our military were killed and it took almost a week for the President to lower the flags and people had to start calling towns to get them to lower their flags. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/06/15)
The American Socialist Party, also known as Democrats, don't even realize there hasn't been a Democrat since Harry Truman. The votes have gone to the welfare system, turning their backs on the unions. We, the American working folks, are not playing on a level field...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/05/15)
How are you supposed to read the newspaper when your husband won't pay the paper bill? I read where someone witnessed a dog in a shopping cart at a grocery store. I wish the name of that grocery store could be published, because I certainly wouldn't shop there anymore. Anyone that would allow animals to ride in shopping carts is ridiculous...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (08/03/15)
I read the July 12 SpeakOut article, "Go ahead, make my day." At first I thought it was just another kook who has no sense of history or any commonsense, for that matter. But the further I read into the article, I became convinced it was merely a comedy piece to relieve some of the tension that has been building up in our nation due to any number of reasons. ...
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...