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SpeakOut 11/15

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Call 471-6636

I would like to speak out about the new optical place we have in Sikeston. I'm sure thankful for that. And I pray to the good Lord that we will be filling up more of these buildings that are empty. Keep up the good work.

This is to the caller who complained about the pile of trashbags on B Highway. They should know what they are talking about before they say it. What they're calling trashbags is a drop-off site for recycling plastic irrigation pipe. It's farmers trying to help the environment by recycling and not burning it, which I would think everyone would be happy about.

I sure wish the city of Morley would take our personal taxes and fix the streets. There are big potholes. I'd also like to have a dog catcher that could get some of these loose dogs that bark all night. We pay our taxes and we see no improvement in this city. This is ridiculous.

This is a great Christmas idea. When you are making out your Christmas card list this year, please include the following: A Recovering American soldier c/o Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.20307-5001

Does anyone in the Sikeston area sell Tupperware? Please put a phone number in SpeakOut.

Joann Emerson is calling for a $4 billion boost to the food stamp program. She is a co-sponsor and big supporter of the Healthy Kids Act, which has the goal of increasing enrollment in Medicaid and the State Children's Health Insurance Program. I don't understand why our newspaper guy thinks it's okay for Emerson to "take from those who produce and give it to those who don't produce," but it's not okay when Hillary Clinton wants to do it.

It is wrong regardless of who is spending tax dollars.

To the person that's driving the Dogwood Road and thinks it's becoming a dump. They should drive on County Road 220 going north out of Bertrand. I drive this road several times a week, and it's a total disgrace. It is only on the end of the road, just out of Bertrand that people have dumped old sofas, chairs, TVs, tires, gas tanks and so forth. Is there not a law about dumping on county roads and why is the County Highway Department not cleaning it up? Doesn't the county have money allocated from taxes to take care of this problem? Why not drive a few more miles to the county dump and keep this area looking nice?