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Speakout 7/24

Monday, July 24, 2006

Call 471-6636

I have friends on Kinder Street in Sikeston and recently they found out that Jobe Construction has bought the land. Jobe Construction is planning on making the owners move their trailers so they can build houses. I was just wondering why when they had the meetings about this none of the people that owns trailers on Kinder Street were told about the meeting? Why is it up to the people on the other street to vote on whether to move the trailers? There are a lot of people on that street that cannot afford to move their trailers and buy land somewhere else. In my opinion I believe the people on Kinder street should be able to attend these meetings and vote also. Is this legal for them to do this? Please do some research on this and put in the paper.

City officials responded: "Mr. Jobe petitioned the Planning and Zoning Commission with a request to change the use of property he owns located in the city of Sikeston. Upon receiving that request, as per ordinance, the city of Sikeston contacted all property owners within 300 hundred feet of the affected property by mail. The letter described what changes had been requested with the date, the place and the time of a public meeting for anyone to attend with any concerns they may have in reference to the proposed change, pro or con. A notice of the public hearing was placed in the classified section of the Standard Democrat May 19, 2006. The purpose of the notice was to allow everyone a chance to know about the meeting. It listed the agenda for the Planning and Zoning Commission meeting, time, date and location of the meeting. A copy of the agenda was also posted on the public bulletin board located in the front foyer of City Hall."

I have a brother who had surgery in Indianapolis for his colon. He had diverticulitis, but anyway, he's wearing a colostomy bag. He didn't have anywhere to stay in Indiana after the surgery so he's back down here in Missouri. The thing of it is, right now I'm trying to get some help for him. If anyone knows what channels I need to go through to get help for him, he is needing transportation and lodging. He is need of another surgery in a couple of weeks in Indianapolis. He is going to need lodging there and gasoline. He can't work. He has applied for Social Security and hasn't heard anything as of yet. He's trying his best, but he's just helpless. He weighs 100 pounds right now soaking wet. So if anybody knows how this boy can get some help, like I say, he's unable to do anything and his family is unable to help him that much. We help a little bit, but there's only so much we can do. Would you please respond by leaving a number that I can call to get some lodging and help for my sick brother? I would appreciate it very much.

Would anybody have a bed that they would like to donate for a child? I might be able to pay a little bit for it if you don't want a whole lot. If you do have, call 667-5392 or 472-6307.