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Speakout 10/7

Sunday, October 7, 2007

There was a response to my house in Benton. The officer that handled the situation was excellent. I hope he gets everything he deserves. He is a wonderful officer. He helped talk through the problem and I would just like to say we need more officers like that in the world.

This is in regard to Sept. 23 Rockin' the boat, I've said my piece. I see that you are the person who enjoys Titus 1,2,5,6 and 7. Most of these writings were in regard to when Paul was trying to get the church under control. And if you go back a little bit further you would see about the 10,000 prostitutes that were in the church. I see why you want to go back to the old ways. You need to think about these things as you go from church to church. The church is not a building, the church is within itself. You have some problems and issues that you need to get resolved yourself. I've said my piece.

We have a big problem in Vanduser. It's not the kids playing music uptown, because most of us have been there and done that. It's not the woman preacher because there are two in one church and they need lots of recognition. A new church is going to be built there starting this week. The problem is the grain elevator. Something needs and should be done to help out. The high grass needs to be cut around the two big piles that have been in the same spot all summer. We can't even walk outside and breathe from all the dust from the elevator. The dust is everywhere. It's all over your homes, your yard, pool, vehicles in your garage. Constantly coughing, sneezing, eyes watering and burning. It's hurting our health in breathing all this. Is there anything that could be done to help relieve us from this dust?

I am a grandmother that has raised a grandson since he was four years old. He is 13 years old today. He is a sixth grader going to Sikeston school. His mother and I have been at each other's throats. Come to find out, his teacher has been calling his mother everyday, sometimes they are on the phone one to two hours a day. Even on Sunday this teacher talks to my daughter. This is causing conflict in family life. I realize it is okay to talk to someone about a child's work in school. But this teacher calls my daughter constantly discussing me and my grandson. She doesn't understand the full thing. I'm not going to say my daughter is unfit, but I am the one who is in care of him. She is making me raise him. I feel like I am his mother no matter what the law says. I feel like the teacher shouldn't be calling my daughter unless it's about his school work only. She shouldn't discuss family problems. She should be talked to about this because she is ruining a family unit. This needs to stop. I feel sorry for all you grandparents out there who have to raise your little grandchildren out there. I'm sure there are a bunch of you.

According to a spokesperson for the Board of Education, it would be best to contact the school and discuss any issues with the building principal to clarify the situation.