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Speakout 6/3

Friday, June 3, 2005

I would like to Speakout on the skateboard issue. I would like to know if you could find out what is the deal with it? A bunch of the kids have said they can?t skateboard anymore in Sikeston or you get a fine. What is up with this? What is going to be next? Not being able to ride your bicycle in Sikeston? It is bad enough that you can?t have a soda can in your yard without getting a fine for that, now the kids can?t ride their skateboard. Thank God for Miner because that is where I plan on moving. Please Miner, don?t turn into Sikeston.

Please see the front-page story on skateboarding in the June 2 Standard Democrat.

Does anyone out there have or is planning on making some blueberry jelly would you please leave your name and a contact number in the paper. I would really appreciate it. I have been wanting some blueberry jelly for the last five years.

I am calling about the sinful behavior at NMCC?s Project Graduation. I want to start out by saying I did support Project Graduation for New Madrid County Central High School but if what went on this year continues, I definitely will not. This is suppose to be a time for the students to enjoy their last few hours together, to have fun with their friends and be a kid just one last time. I am very disappointed at what went on this year. Parents who came and the teachers who were there allowed this to go on. New Madrid County Central, if you are going to allow parents to come, they should not be allowed to participate in the games, especially those which give prizes to the students who have worked so hard for a legitimate chance at winning prizes. I attended Project Graduation in ?93 and enjoyed every single minute of it that night. I have heard there are so many kids this year who did not. Shame on you parents, teachers and school. Please print this, I want all parents to know how their kids were treated at the event they have helped make possible.

Over here in East Prairie I want to know what is going on with the police department when they sit and watch people race up and down Washington Street. I live over here by Town and Country and I just couldn?t believe what I saw the other night from the East Prairie Police Department. I think it is time the police chief put his foot down over here and tell his officers that if people are breaking the law, they better enforce it or they be replaced because I have lived here all my life and I?m 58 years old I have never seen what I seen last night - police officers watching people race down Washington Street.

Who ever does the research for the Years Ago column, Looking Back in Time, you aren?t doing a very good job of it. I just looked in the May 19th paper and for 20 years ago for May 1985, it said Morehouse graduated 28 seniors and 31 eighth graders. That is the most ridiculous thing I have ever heard of. Morehouse lost their high school in about 1956, 57, 55, somewhere in there because I had one child graduate from Morehouse and the other graduated 10 years later in 1973 and it was from Sikeston High School. That child spent the whole four years at Sikeston plus the seventh and eighth grade. So somebody screwed that up. You better put somebody else in that department doing research.

This is to that man that pulled up in my driveway today and got out of his car and picked up my newspaper and got back into his car and started to leave. I came out of my house and hollered at him ?Hey, that is my newspaper.? He threw the newspaper out the window and drove off. What were you thinking? It is Wednesday, we all get a free paper. Go get your own.