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Speakout 8/16

Thursday, August 16, 2007

This is in response to a SpeakOut that said Not fit for a dog on Thursday, Aug. 9. I live on a totally opposite end of town and I have seen this dog you speak of close over there behind Lowe's. And that dog does get let out of his cage. I have actually drove by and seen the owners out there playing with the dog, taking care of the dog, letting him run loose. He's laying in the front yard. They need to think before they speak. They have no right judging people when they don't know them.

I just called to comment and applaud the Standard-Democrat for their new sports editor, Jeff Arenz. This is the first time in the 14 years that I have been attending the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo that there has actually been a write-up and article about the PRCA cowboys and cowgirls at the rodeo and how their competition was going. Like I said, I just want to applaud Jeff for taking the time to go out to the rodeo and do a nice article.

Your statement is false. There have been reporters at the rodeo in the past who wrote stories for each night of the rodeo.

This is in response to Police escort not welcomed. Not only have I been followed by Miner police, but I have also been followed by Sikeston police as well. I work odd hours and every once in a while when I am coming home from work, I am not surprised when I do get followed by the police. I know while I'm being followed, they are doing a search on me and my vehicle. I'm not worried because I have a clean record. However, I do believe it is wrong for a police officer to follow a vehicle when there is no just-cause to do so, and then when the vehicle gets out of its jurisdiction, make an illegal u-turn in the middle of the road and move on to find another unsuspecting soul. If Miner police want to do their job and make arrests and issue tickets, they need only to go outside the doors of their police station and patrol the intersection of Malone and AA/H. People are constantly running red lights at that intersection at all hours of the day and night. I am surprised there are not more accidents in that area. Miner police would have a field day writing tickets. I travel through that intersection on average two or three times a day and normally once a day watch someone run the red light. I have lived in Miner for almost three years, and don't have many complaints living in the village, but I do think Miner police should work on their priorities.

The gray pickup truck that went down Marian Avenue around 3 or 3:30 that had a load of limbs, you lost your limbs. You lost half your load right in front of my house on Marian Avenue. We're trying to keep our street clean. Will you please come and pick your limbs up? You just kept going even though you looked back and saw them fly out. We would very much appreciate it here on Marian Avenue.

I just heard where President Bush is going on his August vacation. Well, it must be nice. Most people can't even afford a vacation. Some people are losing their homes due to his foolishness. A lot of them don't even have health coverage because of him. But yet, we can pay for his colonscopy and other procedures. We can't even afford eyeglasses, health insurance or even get our teeth fixed while he's sitting in his August vacation home. I think that's pretty low of a president. I guess someday he will pay for all his nonsense he does to other people