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Friday, Apr. 24, 2015
SPEAKOUT (04/24/15)
Didn't the U.S. Post Office sponsor the Olympics two or three years ago? If they had so much money, why is the post office in such a bad shape now? And why is the service so terrible? Don't tell me they spent our money on the Olympics! I'm the one that called in about people being half-dead, laying on the couch and can't do their housework or anything. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/22/15)
My Dad had died sometime ago, and my mother has gone to live in assisted living. As we were going through her stuff today, I found my Dad's journal. And that journal was talking about when he had gone to his Dad and told him that he wanted to marry my mother. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/20/15)
I tried to speakout on all these cats on Matthews Street. I am allergic to cats. I just went around the side of my house and there were four on my front porch. They get in our trash because they don't have anything to eat. I've called the Humane Society and they won't do nothing. Can we get some help from somebody please?...
Leadership proves key to city's growth (04/18/15)
Steven Burch was sworn in as Sikeston's new mayor during the reorganization of the city council this week filling the post of former Mayor Jerry Pullen. By any definition, Burch will have some big shoes to fill. Jerry Pullen provided 27 years of dedicated service as a council member and two-term mayor...
Speakout (04/18/15)
Thank God that Obama wasn't president instead of George Washington. I don't know what we would be doing, but we wouldn't be Christian, we would be Muslim. We'd still be part of the English Colonies. I have a question? Why do the felons that live around here get in the housing that's low-income, get food stamps, Welfare and medical cards and in here on a green card or illegal, when they get caught with cocaine, why don't they put them back on a big plane and drop them off in Mexico where they belong?. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/17/15)
I paid over $340 this month for electricity. I feel that new BMU and new police building are both being paid for by our high costs. I don't think this is fair. Do you? The current billing period is for usage from the middle of February to the middle of March. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/16/15)

 How can people live with these high electricity bills? Mine has doubled since last month and it's been warmer. I subscribe to the Standard Democrat and I have never had a wet paper, even when I left it out overnight. I don't understand these papers that are complaining about wet papers...
SPEAKOUT (04/15/15)
I just heard on the national news that a man and his 7 children died because he ran a generator inside his house to heat it. And that they died due to carbon monoxide poisoning. This isn't the first time I've heard of this happening. Isn't it time responsible store owners, managers or the actual manufacturers of these devices require a short educational session on how to use them before they leave the store? With extreme stress being put on the fact that misuse can kill you. ...
SPEAKOUT (573-471-6636) (04/13/15)
Hold your hands up, don't shoot! Obama wants us to believe that he got the best deal with Iran that he could and he lied about this other and he never apologized. Not long ago, KFVS, our local TV channel, warned people of a scam. We received a call today with a message that said, "This call is to inform you that the higher-ups are thinking of filing a lawsuit against you. For more information, call 716-406-7915." Do not call this. It is a scam...
Fixing food stamp program isn't a SNAP (04/11/15)
Should food stamp recipients in Missouri be allowed to buy steak and lobster with their Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) cards? How about cookies, chips, energy drinks or soft drinks? Or tattoo parlors or cruise ships? Well, the dividing line on these questions is getting heated as one bill is proposed in Missouri to limit benefits while another in Kansas has been approved and is awaiting the Governor's signature...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (04/11/15)
Dear blonde-headed lady driving a white vehicle, this is an honest and sincere apology to you. Monday April 6, around 11:30 a.m., Rodgers Street was congested because vehicles were parked on the side of the street. I was going south. You were going north. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/10/15)
A couple of my neighbors have kept Christmas lights or decorative lights burning all winter. It's such a cheerful, comforting sight. Thank you. I just saw on the news where some dumb-butt parents put their baby monitor online where they could watch it all the time and somebody hacked into it. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/09/15)
To all you people that put your garage sale stuff out when someone on your block has paid for and is having theirs, that's very rude and very cheap. I keep reading about the guest speaker of the SEMO Ball Awards, Miss Jenny Finch. No disrespect intended, I have always kept up with men's sports, but for us that do not keep with lady's sports, who is she?...
SPEAKOUT (04/08/15)
I'm calling in regards to Easter Sunday. I would like to know why KBSI is airing a witchcraft movie on Easter Sunday. I think that is a disgrace to God. Walls went tumbling down I'm just curious about why the nice split-level brick house was torn down around Scott City area on Interstate 55 mile marker 87 on the east side. It was such a nice looking home to see destroyed...
SPEAKOUT
 (04/06/15)
This in response to "Just a little bitty thing," about the 70-year-old that can't walk, got kicked out of her apartment for having her grandson stay there. She says she knows apartments where felons stay there and she called about it. Your response was if she knew of fraud and didn't call, that she was part of the problem. Well, she did call. Of course, I don't know who she called, but she called. She's 70 years old. She don't know...
SPEAKOUT (04/03/15)
In response to these hunger preachers, I agree with the lady or gentleman about the money-hungry preachers. You do have some that don't beg for money and tell you that if you'll send them so much that the Lord will bless you with a new car or house. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/02/15)
I saw this morning where this elderly lady had an in-home care giver who had abused her and she can't get any help with it. I believe anything that goes on with those in-home caregivers. They are just about like nursing homes. When they go in, there they steal and just do everything and lie and all they are there for their paycheck. ...
SPEAKOUT (04/01/15)
I will certainly speak clearly on this Speakout. We just received our March Charter cable bill. As usual, we only have a few days to pay or a $5 late charge. Not 30 days. We were shocked to see in that new section of the bill, which few read, that the April billing, SURPRISE! we are now going to be charged $6.99 more for each, repeat each, digital cable box in our home. ...
SPEAKOUT (03/30/15)
In regards to the "Give God $500" in tonight's paper on March 23, I always thought you were suppose to give a tenth when you are working. And maybe these preachers are trying to help out people that are homeless or that are on the road with nothing to drive. ...
SPEAKOUT (471-6636) (03/28/15)
Congress needs to keep doing what Congress does best - nothing. We are all safer that way. I would like to complain about the county roads in New Madrid County. Me and my wife are retired, on a fixed income and don't have a four-wheel drive vehicle. ...
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...