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Speakout 12/30

Thursday, December 30, 2004

Christmas was on Saturday, so we didn't get a paper on Monday. Please help me understand the reasoning behind this.

The answer is really simple. If Christmas were on a Monday or a Friday, Standard Democrat employees would have had that day off to share with their families. Since Christmas was on a Saturday, we chose to let our employees off on Monday for the same reason. We did, however, publish a newspaper on Christmas Eve as well as the day after Christmas. New Year's weekend will have the same schedule.

I'm calling about the substitute carrier out here on Rural Route 2. She can't get up to the mailbox when the snow on the road is cleared and she can't get out of her car and put the mail in the boxes like they did years ago. That's the difference in this young generation. They took the mail all the way back to town because she didn't want to get out of her car.

Evidently, the Standard Democrat is not geared up for cold weather. I haven't gotten a paper in I don't know how long but the Cape paper comes every day, right down to the country roads and everywhere. I don't know what's wrong with Sikeston, but they're not producing.

We were prohibited by local law enforcement from delivering in certain areas due to the bad weather conditions.

I would like to thank everyone who had any part in furnishing and delivering the food baskets on Dec. 21 in Morehouse for Christmas. That was really a surprise for me. This was the first time anything like that has ever happened to me. In fact, I was so surprised, I cried. I am alone and have no one close by to help me. My birthday was Dec. 23 and my deceased husband's birthday was Dec. 24 and then Christmas and I had to be by myself through it all. Each birthday gift I received, I cried and Christmas, too. Thanks to everyone who tried to make me feel better and God bless the good people and God bless the USA and all our troops everywhere.

I have always said that there are more good people in this world than there are bad. The only thing is, the newspapers and TV only report on the bad, but not on the good. On Dec. 23, I was at Wal-Mart. I left there about 9:45 p.m. to come home. When I got home, I realized I had left my purse in the cart out on the parking lot so I went back immediately and my purse was gone. I went to the customer service desk at Wal-Mart, thinking I had probably lost everything in my purse. I asked if anyone had turned in a purse. The clerk asked me what kind of purse it was and whose name would be in information inside the purse. I described the purse and gave them my name. They had it in the office. Someone had turned it in. I asked if they had gotten the name and they said they had not. So I want to say thank you to whoever turned my purse in and I hope you had a very merry Christmas, because you sure helped mine. A Wal-Mart gift card that I had just received was also inside my purse. They could have taken that, but didn't. They just turned my purse in with everything. Thank you for being so honest.

In response to the SpeakOut comment "Comparison of justice," how can they compare the O.J. Simpson and Scott Peterson cases when they are two separate cases? This caller said Scott Peterson got the death penalty and O.J. did not, it looks like they are the discriminator.