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Thursday, Sep. 1, 2016

Speakout 11/18

Tuesday, November 18, 2003

This is in regard to the survey they took in Sikeston that I read in the Nov. 9 paper. I'd like to know when this survey took place because I certainly didn't know about it and would have loved to have filled one out. It seems to me all Sikeston wants to do is to move all poor people out of town. You try to gear all bad things toward the poor. A lot of us poor working class think you are wrong to try to blame us for all of Sikeston's problems. When you have a family that works hard for minimum wage every day, don't break the laws or cause trouble, keep their homes neat and kids fed, and the government offers some assistance with rent (such as they do with the Section 8 program), why is it such a problem with you? Do you think all rich people are perfect? Don't be prejudiced against people just because they get some help from a government agency. We work and pay our taxes and qualify for some help and we deserve it.

The survey form was published in the Oct. 22 Standard Democrat. Preceding this issue were stories telling of the upcoming survey, including an article published Oct. 15.

To the person who is looking for oxtails. Sav-A-Lot in Sikeston has them for $3.99 a pound.

Sometimes you can find oxtails at the Sikeston Wal-Mart Supercenter and also at Sav-A-Lot.

I don't know if the woman who delivers papers in Wyatt doesn't like me or what, but she does not deliver my papers. I might get a Sunday paper every other week. I get a Wednesday paper ever week (I guess because it's free). I will call the paper office Wednesday and find out what is going on. I enjoy reading the paper (when I get it) and just want to know what's going on.

We notified the circulation manager of your problem. He cannot help unless he knows who you are. Please call the Circulation Department at (573) 471-4141 during regular business hours (8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday) with your name, address and telephone number so we can get the situation resolved for you. Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention.

This is for the Mississippi County Sheriff's Department. I feel sorry for the people who live outside the city limits. When you call the sheriff's department and ask for an officer to call you back about a legal matter, you never receive a call back. But come next election year, I'll bet you get a lot of calls then.

In response to the comment about negative headlines about the former Howardville police chief, I just want to tell people in Howardville not to feel so bad. Let me remind you of the three officers in Dexter and the two in the Stoddard County Sheriff's Department. If you watch the news, you'll see something about crooked cops every day. It makes you wonder about how many more are crooked.

To the so-called Christian who said I was on her "hit list" and fired me after 10 years, thank you for making my life a living hell. You made me lose almost everything I had.