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Speakout 9/21

Sunday, September 21, 2003

I am the person who called in about child support. You don't have the whole story. My friend, when she got too old, decided she wanted to have a baby. I asked her to marry me but she said she did not want to get married, didn't want a father for the baby, a husband or anything to do with it. She just wanted to use me so she could get pregnant. She has my daughter and I think she should have my name. What am I supposed to do? She got pregnant and said "adios." She left me. I didn't leave her. So if you judge anyone, get the facts straight first.

After reading the discussion about Miner making an ordinance about securing trash and limbs going through Miner, I thought it was a law that anybody hauling anything on the street was supposed to have it secured, strapped down or covered with a tarp or whatever, instead of waiting for it to fall onto the street. If they would arrest a few of these people hauling junk to the scrap yard, junk from auctions and yard sales, having furniture and bottles and other junk fall out of their trucks, it wouldn't take long for the rest of the people to get the message and tie their junk up.

It really saddened me that on Sept. 11 some of the churches didn't have their flags out and some that did weren't flown at half staff. This was disrespectful to the people who lost their lives in that tragedy. I am proud to be an American. The things we take for granted today may not be here tomorrow or next week. This country, we need to save it. If you're a true American, do it. God bless America and God, help the American people.

Why can't the juniors and seniors at New Madrid County Central High School choose where they want to have their prom? Why can't you just leave tradition alone, leave well enough alone and let the kids have it where they want to? It's their prom, not the teachers'.

I would like to commend the Zimmer Radio Group. I just happened to turn it on this morning and they were doing a fantastic job in remembering 9/11. They did a great job!

My wife and I were riding in Sikeston the other day and there were two blocks on Ruth Street that were just filthy. An old nursing home property looks like it hasn't been mowed all year and there's a block of lots where grass has grown up about 3 feet tall. Where is Code Enforcement when we have problems like this? Don't these people have any pride in their neighborhood? It's so bad the way things have turned out in Sikeston. It's the trashiest town I think I've ever been in.