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Monday, Dec. 22, 2014

Speakout 1/3

Thursday, January 3, 2002

I'm calling about how my little cousin was so sweet this Christmas. Their house had burned down and they were living with some friends. She spent her last $5 to give her mom a little gift and that brought tears to my eyes and to her mother's eyes.

Something good needs to be said about Mr. Collins, manager of Quick-Check. My son lost his wallet which contained almost $200 and other items. Not only did Mr. Collins go to the trouble of finding out where my son lived and returning his wallet, everything was still intact. On my son's behalf, thank you, sir.

I read in the paper where someone lost their lives in an accident at Highway 60 between Matthews and Sikeston. That road is a very dangerous road and I just cannot believe the Highway Patrol would not patrol that road a little more. Anybody who lives around this area has driven that road and know if you go 60 miles an hour (that's the speed limit), cars will fly around you or get on your butt and ride you bumper to bumper until you speed up. Now someone has died on that road. Now maybe the state garage or county or somebody will pick up the patrol a little bit. That is a very, very dangerous road. People who drive it know how dangerous it is.

I'm calling about whoever put that in there about the boy at Charleston wanting his teeth fixed. They're just as well to fix his teeth. He's in there where he isn't going to hurt anybody or bother anybody. They're just as well to fix his teeth as all those on Medicaid and welfare and those who've never worked a day in their life. They just sit around and want this handout. What's the difference in getting his teeth fixed and getting him medical care than helping these lazy people? We've got so many lazy people who just sit around and look for somebody else to make their living. And believe me, I know. I'm one of these working people. I've worked all my life and believe in helping people that's in there. They probably need it worse than the ones on the streets who are doing meanness and get by with it.