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SPEAKOUT

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

Call 471-6636

I was so proud of way the Bulldogs played against New Madrid and I am really impressed with the sportsmanship of the New Madrid coach. What a wonderful example he set for our young men.

The person who called in about the Junior Miss contest has it all wrong. They were not judged on being black or white but beauty and poise. Nobody should win anything just because they're black or because they're white, or just because they're Chinese or Mexican. Race does not enter into the contest. And the school board has nothing to do with it. If you have a problem, to the Cotton Carnival people, but I don't see a problem. There were some cute black girls' pictures in the paper but evidently the judges didn't think so. That's the name of the game.


This is in response to "Looking for explanation" as to why the young girls are not getting placed in the Junior Miss contest because they're black. First of all, if blacks want to be treated fairly, they just need to abide by the rules and not expect to be placed or given first or second alternate just because of their color. My son was in a contest this year and he's white and he did not place. So if you want to be treated fairly, don't think things should be handed to you just because you're black.

Applause, applause to the Missouri Press Association for giving awards to the Standard Democrat for the things they did at their latest meeting. You all deserve it. You have a good paper. Sometimes it's a little small, but you still have a good paper.

I'm calling about the Sikeston Middle School. I heard the principal is taking combs from children out there because they expect the children to use them as a weapon. I don't appreciate this action they are taking out there. They need to be more fair and not taking everything as a weapon or a type of gang violence.

Does anybody know where I can contact a representative of a talent search for a 13-year-old who is looking for a record/singing career.

I just heard where Rush Limbaugh is going deaf. I guess that makes him deaf and dumb.

I'm responding to the person who called in asking if it's OK to sell ruined meet. Keith McCord stated that if people would be more concerned with trying to call the health department instead of calling the newspaper to throw a fit, it would be easier for him to take care of that problem. Perhaps the caller didn't know where to call; that's why they called SpeakOut because SpeakOut gives a lot of information for people to find out stuff.

I am looking for information a minister of the Restoration Hour of Power on Sunday morning on B-98 at 1520. Is there a way we can get his address and write to him?

You can write to Fred Thatch in care of Withers Broadcasting, P.O. Box 907, Sikeston, Mo. 63801