SpeakOut 11/2

Friday, November 2, 2007

Call 471-6636

I'm just curious, when did it become legal to operate a motor vehicle in Sikeston with no license plate, no temporary tag? My neighbors are on the second vehicle this year which is being operated long-term in Sikeston with no license plate or temporary tag. Do you suppose they have insurance? My license plate is due to expire here in a couple of months, and I could sure use that money instead of giving it to the state. Why should I pay for an inspection and a license plate, maybe even insurance, when my neighbors don't: Just curious.

I recently contacted our sheriffs department about a neighbor of mine that I know for sure is selling drugs. The lady that I spoke with on the phone there was completely rude and not helpful once I told here that I wanted to give this information anonymously. She would not give me a number of who I needed to contact and just really didn't seem too concerned. Is it really that hard to try and be a good citizen in Scott County and get this community trash off the streets? Are the people that handle these cases really so secretive that they can only handle information from criminal informants? It just seems to me that no matter who or what the information comes from the people in law enforcement should be more than willing to get whatever help they can to make this a better place to live. I guess it is right that our sheriff is more concerned with putting somebody in jail that has had three beers and pays taxes and otherwise law abiding than somebody on welfare that sells drugs that they never paid taxes on! On a brighter note I would like to commend the Sikeston Police Department for being very helpful and willing to take my information and do the job they were hired to do.

According to Sheriff Rick Walter, the issue has been addressed with the head dispatcher and supervisor who work for the county. Sheriff Walter says he has a call into the phone company to see what it would entail to get a tip line up and running that he could check periodically. People could call and give information anonymously or leave their name, which ever they would prefer.

This is to the person who talked about the people standing out in front of them at the parade at Portageville. Yes, people are rude and stand up in front of you at parades. I know that for a fact here in Portageville. They should not let people throw out candy because a lot of children do not get any along the route. The drawing on Monday evening was not right. So everybody would have a chance at the big prize, it should have started first and then the next expensive and then on down the line. But Portageville has been known to do things backwards anyway. People here in Portageville, it's the same thing over and over. Kids run up and down on your feet trying to get up and down, back and forth. You try to talk to their parents and they get mad. I don't know why they bother to have the doggone parade anymore. It stunk! I've lived here all my life, but I draw the line when your kids are running up and down on my feet.