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Speakout 8/30

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

As I drop my child off for school at SCC this morning and head for work at Sikeston, I see what a earlier SpeakOut comment was about. We are paying these high taxes for all those cars loaded with kids coming out of Sikeston. And yes, the traffic heading north is bumper to bumper in places. It really surprises me that Sikeston schools lets this go on.

This is in regards to Chris Moore's article Aug. 9 about Sikeston's greatest. I just wanted to let him know what a good article that was and what a good job he is doing. I just have a couple of comments to make on a couple of athletes that were left out. That would be in track and field where Terry Duncan in 1980 was in the Missouri High School Hall of Fame. Also in wrestling Tony DeLaRosa and Vince Williams who in one time held the state record for the fastest pin. And also in cross country Tim Gilmore won outstanding athlete. The other comment was over the bickering over the best coaches. I think that Sikeston's wrestling coach, Mark Stevener has been greatly overlooked. What a great coach and a great person he was and we sure do miss having him on the Sikeston High School staff. Thanks again to Chris Moore. Good job on your article.

I'm calling to speak out about the alcohol being sold at the rodeo. I know that the sale of alcohol is a big revenue for them and frankly I don't see anything wrong with it. What I find disturbing is they are all out there arresting people for being drunk and possibly disorderly. What do they think these people are doing with this beer? If they don't want them to be drunk and disorderly, then don't sell beer out there. And if they do get drunk, take them home or call a family member. I mean that's so stupid. People should be able to drink and have a good time without having to worry about the police. That would be like having police in the bars and arresting people when they get drunk. All you do-gooders, you can write and speak out all you want, but you know, hey, get a life.

I agree with the person about the boy being made fun of and everything and it's not funny. As a child I went to Morehouse school. My sister, my brother and I were held on the bus by this family that lived out in the country. He wouldn't let us off the bus and the bus driver just sat there and took the whole thing in and wouldn't do anything and laughed. A lot of times we would at least a mile home to keep from having to ride that bus, to keep from being mistreated. Yes, it causes people to do things when they are mistreated. And they need to do something about this. Go to your school board if you can't get nothing done by these teachers.

This is to the low-life landlords that sit up there in there big fancy houses. My air conditioner went out on me. The low-life wouldn't come out here and see about it and I'm sitting and smothering. I'd like to know who to report his butt to. I hope he's enjoying his self 'cause I sure am burning up.

Thanks guys. July 4th Barbeque at the Eagles around 2 p.m. It was so hot. The men were outside barbecuing, the ladies all brought a dish. We played a game called washers, it was almost like horseshoes. My partner was Jamie, he was really good. John and Joe were doing the barbecuing. The food was excellent. Mr. Fred brought in a huge bag of corn. It usually rains on the 4th and it did. We all gathered everything up and went on the inside. Thanks guys, B. Miller.