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Speakout 12/1

Friday, December 1, 2006

I have had some medical problems lately. Last night I was hurting very bad and went in to speak to my wife. While I was holding her, I asked if she would pray with me. She said she was not one to pray out loud, and I knew that, and asked her to just silently pray as we hugged. After a minute or so, I said thank you and she said, "I'm not finished." I guess I needed more prayer than most. I belong to her, she does not belong to me. After 24 years, the Lord has blessed me so much. How can you say thanks for something so wonderful as her? She is so special. I love you Pam. You are so beautiful to me.

I would like to comment on the article Nov. 24th Operation Christmas Child from the Altrusa group here in Sikeston. They donated 32 boxes of goodies, school supplies and toys to the needy in Africa. What about the children right here in the USA?

I would like to speak out on the subject matter about on "Guiding light needed for mail." How dare those people who live on Laurelwood, Thornwood and Tanglewood think that they are special because they receive their mail very, very late in the evening because they don't want to go back out and pick up their mail at night! Others that live on Sunset Drive, Alabama, Luther, Pin Oak, North West Street, and the list goes on and on, also have the same problem that they receive their mail very, very late at night and their mail is sometimes on the ground and neighbors find it as well. We have also received other people's mail and our neighbors have received our mail. They shouldn't think they are privileged. Just because they live in the Woods don't mean they are special.

I would like to comment on the O.J. Simpson book. I find it very appalling that any store would think of selling this book. I will no longer be a customer of Barnes and Noble. It's all about the almighty dollar for him and any book store selling it. I guess they have no shame. How do they think the families of the deceased feel? May God have mercy upon his soul.

All you Sikeston fans, I understand you went to the final four last year for the second time in school history. Let's not get carried away. Just because you went before don't think you are going to step into the gym and beat the Charleston Blue Jays. You haven't beat Charleston since 1995, I mean that's 11 years. Don't get it twisted. We are still the premium program in the area. We've been to state in the last 4-5 years, just haven't been able to pull it off. Wake up guys and count up the victories in the last 20 years. You beat us two times in the last 20 years. I look forward to the match up in the Semo Conference tournament. We always, always are a step above Sikeston in basketball and now we are starting to come around in football.