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Speakout 10/24

Monday, October 24, 2005

I would like some information. They are tearing a building down close to where I live and I'm wondering if that would expose everyone living around the building to asbestos. If so, who could I call?

"Based on EPA concerns, historically in single-family structure demolition, it has been found nationwide that the percentage of any possible asbestos is minute," said Sikeston Community Redevelopment Coordinator Trey Hardy. "If the demolition to be performed is on a commercial structure, an asbestos evaluation is required. The city of Sikeston has worked closely with the Department of Natural Resources and the Environmental Protection Agency to follow proper guidelines in the removal of the abandoned, blighted and derelict structures in Sikeston. Thank you for allowing me to address this issue and hopefully alleviate any concerns or misconceptions you may have had. For further information on this matter, call Todd Raney with the State of Missouri Department of Natural Resources in Poplar Bluff at 573-840

-9750.

I was just considering, talking and discussing all these children that are being sent to correctional centers, prisons. Where is their mother and dad at when they are growing up? When I was little, my home had love. We didn't have all the essentials, all the nice toys that kids have today. But we had the love of mother and dad and it was good to come home to a warm, loving home like I did. It's really a shame that all the mothers go to work every day and give the children all the toys they want. If they would stay home and just give them good Christian love, with a mother and a dad, this would be the best gift a child could receive at Christmas as well as all the other holidays. Why don't parents please, please take care of their children and make sure they can go to sleep in a nice, warm secure bed each night. The children being picked on at school, why can't teachers teach the bigger kids that are picking on them, give them the punishment that they deserve?

Mincemeat Pie

Earlier in speakout, there was a request for a recipe for mincemeat pie. The following were submitted:

2 pounds beef neck, 1 pound suet, 4 pounds tart apples, 4 cups sugar, 2 pounds currants, 3 pounds seedless raisins, 1/2 pound citron-cut fine, juice and grated peel of 2 oranges, juice and grated peel of 2 lemons, 1 pint fruit juice or cider, 1 tablespoon salt, 1 1/4 teaspoons grated nutmeg, 1/2 teaspoon mace. Simmer beef in water to cover until tender, about 3 hours. Cool: put through coarse blade of food chopper with suet and apples. Add other ingredients; mix. Simmer 1 hour. Use 2 cups for 8-inch pie. Fill pastry-

lined pie pan and adjust top crust. Bake in very hot oven (450) about 35 minutes.

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Or: 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat 5 pounds granny smith apples, cored and chopped, but not peeled, 3/4 pound beef suet, coarsely ground, 1 1/2 pounds dark raisins, 1/2 pound mixed candied peel, chopped, 1 pound brown sugar, 1 cup distilled white vinegar, 1/2 cup molasses, 1 pound currants, 1 cup apple juice, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cloves, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg, 1 1/2 teaspoon allspice, 1 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon. Place the stew meat in a 4-quart pot and add just enough water to cover. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 1 hour. Drain the meat and grind coarse. Place the ground meat in an 8-quart pot along with the remaining ingredients. Stir together and bring to a simmer. Cover and simmer gently for 1 hour, stirring the mixture occasionally. Allow to cool. The filling is ready to use, or pack it into 1-quart canning jars and freeze for later use.