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Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014
SPEAKOUT (04/18/14)
I stopped by a restaurant after a funeral after a very stressful sad day. On my way out a young man that worked there told me to have a blessed day. He didn't hear me speaking, he didn't know anything about a funeral or anything. I just told him thank you. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/17/14)
I am impressed by those who voted in Tuesday's Sikeston R-6 School Bond election. They are far more intelligent than some people gave them credit for. It is a shame so many thousands of dollars were spent before someone checked out what the voters would approve. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/16/14)
Right on, David Jenkins, good article. I remember when I was a young person I thought money grew on a tree. I think some adults still think that way. After looking at my bank statement, it isn't working out that way. Cost of living is already increasing too much. It seems like the going out is a lot more than the coming in. Anyway David, your article covered a lot of things that needed to be heard and needed to be said. Thanks...
Speakout (04/14/14)
This is in response to Stay Out of Bars. Bars don't shoot people. People shoot people, idiot. This is to all opposition for Common Core in our schools. Did you know that the school board voted to bring in text books taken out of the fourth largest school in the country - Miami Dade. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/13/14)
I would like to know if the people that work for the government or work for the welfare office, why they think they are better than some of us. I think they are about as sorry as they come, and that goes for Obama too. Good afternoon, this is to our loyal readers of SpeakOut. ...
Reading the results of Tuesday's votes (04/12/14)
I assume it is appropriate to dissect the election results from the school bond issue defeated soundly by Sikeston voters this week. I supported the bond issue despite my belief that the $33 million price tag was going to provide a substantial challenge for passage...
Speakout (04/11/14)
I want to say something about the doctors. I've got some real good doctors in Sikeston and throughout this area. They always show great respect with me and my family. But what I want to say is that I believe a doctor is a very greedy person. Our Medicare B covers 80 percent of the doctor bill. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/09/14)
In 2007, there were only 18,000 adoptions of babies in the United States. Only one percent of the nation's 1.7 million unwed births or about one percent of the 1.2 million abortions that year. Women should know that there are different kinds of adoptions, such as open adoptions where you can be in control and be involved if you want to be. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/07/14)
I'm curious if the new school bond issue passes, is the Sikeston school gonna give any consideration to the local people who can provide services to help build these? Or is all of that money going to go to another town, like the BMU building and the city police department, which was quite unfair to Sikeston to have it sent someplace else...
SPEAKOUT (04/05/14)
I attended Sikeston Public Schools and received an excellent education. In fact, many of my classmates at Sikeston Public Schools are teachers at the schools. I am certainly aware of their dedication and commitment. I an certainly appreciate the conditions that many of them are teaching under at Lee Hunter and Matthews by trying to teach in buildings built in the 1950s. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/04/14)
I know this won't get put in the paper before the election, but I think there needs to be something put in about this teacher who was threatened and bullied by our fine school administration for speaking out at the state capital against Common Core. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/03/14)
Dexter High School girls may have been defeated on the floor by Incarnate Word Academy, but they won my heart for their patriotism as the National Flag and Honor Guard stood at attention during the National Anthem at the beginning of the game! Every member of the Dexter High School girls' basketball team and coaching staff honored the flag with the appropriate hand on the heart salute. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/02/14)
I would like to speak out about the Sikeston school bond issue. Sikeston cannot afford this large a tax increase on our property and automobiles and our personal property unless you are a doctor, a doctor's wife or a big shot businessman. We need some people on our school board that have some common sense and that are common working people to know what we can afford. I'll be voting no...
SPEAKOUT (03/31/14)
I recently went to New Madrid County High School to pick up my granddaughter. I was just wondering if they have a dress code there. It seems to me the administration needs to talk to their employees, mainly their secretaries, about what they are wearing to school. It's very unprofessional. I think it would probably be in their best interest because the image they are portraying is not very good...
SPEAKOUT (03/29/14)
I would like to say something about these old gals that just gotta have a man. They live with any old thing that comes along, leave their babies with them that abuse them and the mothers never say anything about them. And finally, they kill the baby and the mothers are just so upset. ...
Make KRCC telethon part of weekend plans (03/29/14)
Once a year -- without fail -- I use this column space to promote and encourage participation in the annual Kenny Rogers Children's Center Telethon. This is that Sunday. While quickly glancing back on prior telethon-related columns, I could not help but notice a recurring theme that I will repeat once again this year...
SPEAKOUT (03/28/14)
To the individual that called SpeakOut about the 12 o'clock chimes going off here in Miner. They are upset that it might wake up the kids or somebody sleeping. I'll be darned. What about these trucks and Suburbans with these loud pipes that go up and down Harrison Street all the time, day in and day out? I guess they don't wake up the kids. ...
Speakout (03/27/14)
Listed here are some of the books recommended by the Common Core as reading material for our children. Parents should be screaming at our school board to get Common Core removed from our school system. "The Bluest Eyes" is an explicit depiction of rape, incest, sexual violence and pedophilia. ...
Celebration of voter fraud is wrong (03/26/14)
Melowese Richardson illegally voted for the re-election of President Obama six times in 2012 and stated so proudly during a national television interview. She was sentenced to five years in prison for voter fraud. She served eight months. And now, the illegal voter is being hailed as a hero in the "voters rights" community. She was lauded for her federal voting rights violation by none other than the ever-popular Rev. Al Sharpton - surprise! - at an Ohio voting right rally last week...
Speakout (03/26/14)
In response to "Don't send them one red cent." Oh, I agree there are some ministries I wouldn't send one cent to. They're either trying to sell you vitamins or cinnamon bread and holy water. And I only read the KJV Bible, that's what I was raised on reading. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/24/14)
Yard sale time is here again and there's a few things that will help you have a better sale. Move all cars, trailers, boats and motorcycles from the doorway. I don't like climbing over them. Leave Rover in the house. I've been bitten by cute little dogs that don't bite. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/22/14)
I pick up leftover garage sale stuff and bag it, box it and take it away at no charge. This is a free service. The items we pick up will go to help the needy. Call 380-6821 or 667-0013. I'd like to know how expensive gravel is. I live in New Madrid County and I know everyone has travel issues because of the winter. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/21/14)
Calling about the school bond issue, Sikeston is not Cape for one thing. They keep basing things on Cape Girardeau. Sikeston does not have the tax base that Cape has. Sikeston is not Cape, has never been Cape and will never be Cape. We got a group of people in Sikeston that are very ambitious, and bless their heart. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/20/14)
My question is why can't one of the very biggest chain stores in the country close their parking lot in the wee hours of the A.M. and have it completely cleared of snow for their customers, particularly their elderly patrons? Would any of these chains like to reply? Is it just money and no concern for your customers? Shame on you...
SPEAKOUT (03/19/14)
If the school construction tax passes, this city will embark upon a course parallel with that of the federal government, wherein commitments for huge expenditures, deemed "for the public good" are passed by a majority of voters who make little or no tax contribution, but greatly desire the benefits of the huge expenditure as they are conveyed by its proponents...