Speakout 8-13

Tuesday, August 13, 2002

I sure am glad to see that the city decided it was important to pave Brown Street. It sure helps the drug dealers take care of their business down there, I'm sure. But then they turned right around and left the end of North Ingram unpaved so thousands of rodeo visitors will be able to travel over our great roads. Makes good sense, doesn't it?

This is in response to a remark in the Aug. 5 SpeakOut. I don't have any relatives for Sonny's Solid Waste and, frankly, I don't even know anyone who works for Sonny's Solid Waste. However, it's very hot right now and if people get out and work at 3:30 or 4 a.m., it's fine with me. How would you like to be out in the heat, working out in the hottest part of the day?

I'm calling about the SpeakOut about Sonny's Solid Waste going through Malone Avenue around 3 or 4 a.m. I would imagine they're doing this because of the 90-plus heat during the day. To think that they're out working at 3 and 4 a.m. when you're sleeping, can you imagine how early they have to get up? I'm proud when somebody picks up my trash. I don't care what time it is.

Hat's off to the Standard Democrat and KFVS for covering the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. Congratulations, New Madrid, you did a heck of a job.

I have a question about the newly built apartments on the north end of town. When the Sikeston City Council repeals the rezoning ordinance, does it mean that place cannot be built because the city council repealed it or what?

Mike, I don't know if you'll print this or not but this is something that people in this town need to learn. Unless you prayed at Gethsemane and they took you to the cross at Golgotha and you were hung between two thieves, you have not the right to condemn me because you have not the power to redeem me. You talk about my sins, but your sins are greater because in His word, God says, "as you judge, so shall you be judged." People need to learn that their sins are just as great as other people's; a lot of times, a lot greater because they have used their tongue to kill people. A tongue can kill. Maybe it can't shoot a bullet, and maybe it can't stop a heart, but it can break that heart and it can make that person die emotionally (not physically). So they need to learn that what they say about people is worse than a two-edged sword and they'll be judged, also. I've never lived in a town like this. I don't understand these people. I've always heard about "southern hospitality."

This is in regards to the Rescue Mission or whatever you want to call it that helps with gas, vouchers and food and what not. I didn't know there was a certain limit or period to how many times they help the needy. When the needy needs help, we ought to help them. They need to overlook themselves. How can they look at themselves in the mirror the next day knowing that they're not helping as much as they can?

I would like to congratulate the women's softball team of Miner Baptist church on the two games they played back-to-back the other night. I have to say that, of all the games I saw this year, those games had to be the best I saw. These ladies played with only eight team members and won the first game but unfortunately they lost the last game by one run in the bottom of the last inning. You ladies also had some bad calls at that last game. You should have won. Congratulations!.