This is in regards to some of the people complaining about what DPS does in town. First of all, if you are smoking dope you don't need to be at a high school basketball or a high school football game. If you want to do it, do it in your own home. You don't need to bring everybody else into it. I applaud DPS for standing up for it. Second of all Charleston, I've seen you do a lot of things at other schools, but you gripe about what happens in Sikeston. Look in the mirror. Not everybody's bad. Just look at yourself before you start complaining. Thirdly, people talking that the grinch, the DPS roundup before Christmas, taking kids away from their daddies. Hey, if the daddies didn't do the crime, they wouldn't have to do the time. They didn't think about that now did they? Also, if they're convicted they're going to be taken away from the kids, because they're going to be in prison for three or four years. If they run loose, we will have no law and order. Shows the mentality of some people around here. Shows the intelligence of some people around here. Just stop and think folks, before you open your mouth.
Jan. 20 is the Sanctity of Human Life Sunday in recognition of the millions of unborn babies killed since Jan. 22, 1973, when Roe-Wade was decided in favor of abortion. On Wednesday, Jan. 9, Gerald Beam passed away. He was a staunch supporter of the right to life of the unborn and a leader of the Semo Life Chain here in Dexter. His funeral was Jan. 14. In honor of Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and in honor of Gerald Beam, I will be placing my "vote pro life" signs here in my yard in Dexter. This is an election year and I would urge all Christians, black and white, to vote for only those candidates who are truly pro life.
I saw an article on the local news about animals being abused and living in unhealthy conditions at a veterinarian's. And the veterinarian got in trouble for it. But children can live in abuse and unhealthy conditions and you can't get anything done about that. What is wrong with this system nowadays?
I am a 42-year-old man and Feb. 27, 2007, I had a heart attack. On March 2 they did open heart surgery. Then things went bad and I had two more heart attacks and a stroke. I stayed in a coma for three months. I spent a total of six months in the hospital. When I got home I started on disability that is $940 a month. My rent is $450 a month, utilities are $150 a month, my child support is $290 per month, which leaves $48 per month. I got a letter that stated I was making too much money and would have to start paying $175 a month for my Medicaid card, which brings my monthly income to negative $127. I know I had some brain damage, but is this fair?