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Speakout 4/27

Sunday, April 27, 2003

I was in Wal-Mart yesterday with one of the worst headaches I have ever had. The sinus season is the worst for me, but when I went to Wal-Mart to get the same medicine that I have been getting for 15 years, I was told that without a picture I.D., I could not get them. My thought on it was that this requirement was not posted anywhere. I had never heard of any law saying you have to be 18 to buy them. I did not have my picture I.D., so I had to come home to East Prairie and get them, but then I became angry and went to another store and they said they knew nothing of the law and did not ask for my I.D. My thought is that I had to drive miles to home and get my I.D., to not even need them, and should not. If it is a law, it should be posted for everyone to follow this law. If it is going to be a law, when do we stop letting people tell us what to do.

You can ask the Wal-Mart pharmacy manager about the store policy by calling 471-6775.

I was born and raised in Charleston and I think that no board should have the final say on whether we get a casino or not. This is a very big opportunity for this area and I think it could bring some well-needed jobs. And with our school budgets being cut, doesn't the board think we could use the money to help our schools. Our kids go to these schools. Shouldn't we have the final word on this matter?

I just read in the Mississippi County Times that tax revenues were down 7 p.m. Gee. I wonder why. Contrary to popular belief, not everyone works at Noranda or the prison, and yet in the very same article, the county declares its opposition to the proposed casino, golf course, motel and everything else that could create any jobs of value in this mismanaged county. Talk about speaking out both sides of your mouth! The Moral III would just look at the situation for most of the counties' unemployed, they would be begging for work for its citizens in order to create a decent tax base. Instead, they take the $30,000-plus salary and run full-time businesses that consume 90 percent of their time. So is there a penalty for "taxation without due representation?" If so, who do I see about filing charges against the Moral III?

The American Legion in Sikeston lets us old folks dance the night away. We have been going to Sikeston for the past 20 years. Our music is the best in the country and we dance from 7 to 10 p.m. We have a wonderful group. God bless the American Legion. I am a World War II veteran and one who enjoys dancing.

American Legion Post 114 holds dances for senior citizens from 7 to 10 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month. The $4 cover charge pays for the music.