SpeakOut 12/5

Friday, December 5, 2003

Call 471-6636

I live in Morehouse. There is a house that burned a couple of months ago and it is still sitting there on Poplar Street and somebody went over there and dug a 10-foot-deep hole. They were going to bury the remains of the building in the hole. They left all the stuff here and took off and left it and since it rained, the hole is full of water and is a hazard, waiting for some little kid to fall in and drown. What is wrong with the Morehouse Police Department? If we made a mess like that, they would have been out here. Why haven't the owners done something about this. They have insurance on it. Morehouse, you're not doing your job.

Although some people in Sikeston could easily donate $11,000 to the humane shelter in Sikeston (it would be pocket change to them), I have a couple of ideas for some Eagle Scout candidates or Girl Scouts, church youth groups or Future Farmers or other youth organizations, or even individuals. Build inexpensive dog houses that don't have an entry opening in the middle on one end. The opening needs to be at the side of the long end. Make them different sizes and donate them to the shelter to be sold inexpensively when someone buys a dog. They could also get bales of hay or straw and divide them up into garbage bags, loosened up bundles, that could be sold or given away from the shelter for a low cost, like 25 cents per bag. Giving people the opportunity to buy inexpensive bedding for their animals could save a few animals here this year.

I read in SpeakOut that I'm not the only person in the world who thinks LBJ had something to do with President Kennedy being shot. I have said ever since the day it happened that Lyndon Johnson had Kennedy go to Texas for one reason, to set him up. Lyndon Johnson wanted to be president but he knew he couldn't be elected himself (nobody liked him), so if he bumped Kennedy off, he'd scoot right into office and that's exactly what he did. He was dirty, dirty, dirty, like a lot of Democrats.

Unfortunately, history does not agree with your theory.

Don't go

I am really upset about Sikeston losing the Big Lots store. Surely with all the empty buildings, they could find a good place to move. It's such a good store and the sales people are really nice. It seems like when we get a good store, we lose it. Sikeston, please do what you can to keep Big Lots. We need them. I'm just one person but I know there are many others who feel the same way.

Big Lots will be closing. The property has been sold and the store must be out by mid-January.

The new Angels Christian Bookstore will be open Dec. 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the week at 712 Smith St. We are a new store and have some really nice things.