Speakout 12/19

Monday, December 19, 2005

I would like to speak out about the in-home care. I appreciate all of them, but they need to get a substitute, rather than go in on these little old ladies, with a terrible cold and flu and whatever they might have that could be contagious. We appreciate them, but they need to have a substitute.

It really ices me...

I am speaking out about Thursday when it was snowing at the house. I live over here between Matthews and East Prairie. It was snowing real hard, started sleeting first and the roads were covered. Everything was covered. The school bus came on by as usual. Of course they didn't cancel school. When they got them over there, they sent them home at 11 o'clock, 12 o'clock, 2 o'clock. They had to get them there to get paid for each student for each day. It's all about money. As soon as they get paid for them, they send them home. They don't care that the roads are too icy. A New Madrid County bus driver told me himself the roads on the levee are too slick and they make us go out and get those kids and the parents should complain. It's all about money. It's really sad. Someone should do something to these people who think more about the money they are getting from the state of Missouri than they do our children.

I read your fine article on the Smith Street Clinic on Dr. Stone and Dr. Jibben and his wife, Laura. Congratulations to them on their federal funded clinic and their rural clinic. My grandmother goes there. She was really in bad shape and we couldn't find out what was wrong with her. She saw many other doctors that didn't take the time to find out what was wrong with her. They did. They got her medication changed. She's back to the same strong healthy Grandma that we knew all along. I just want to thank Dr. Stone, Dr. Jibben and Laura on their fine help. Congratulations on your clinic.

I'm glad to hear that Tookie Williams in California has refused the last meal. That'll save the hard working people of California a couple of pennies or a dollar or two. After putting up with him these 20 or something years, they should have done away with him a long time ago.

Hats off to Pastor Tom McCanless for his view in the Dec. 12 Standard-

Democrat paper. He did a marvelous job of expressing the same ole story. I'm sure that there are a lot of us that are in 100 percent agreement with him. What IS wrong with calling Christmas Christmas? Again, hats off to you, Pastor.

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I would like to speak out on the article that Pastor Tom McCanless wrote in Monday's paper. I just want to thank you for writing that Brother McCanless. That was very touching and I appreciate you so very, very much for speaking out. May God bless your church and may you have a very Merry Christmas. I am a Christian and I believe everything you say. We will certainly be talking about Jesus at my house this Christmas. Thank you so much for writing that, Sir. May God bless you.