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Speak Out 10/8/09

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Good principal

I would like to thank Mark Cook, principal at Jefferson Elementary School, for doing a great job. He has his hands full. I don't know what those parents would do if he wasn't so understanding.

Fundraiser thanks

CAPE Central Marching Band would like to thank Schnucks for the donation of bags for the fundraiser. Thank you for all you do.

Noisy dogs

WHAT is wrong with dog owners in Northfield subdivision? The constant barking is terrible. I have the day off and had hoped for a relaxing day. I have been listening to three dogs bark the last hour, and the owners will do nothing. This is ridiculous. It is terrible with the windows shut and unbearable with the windows open. Dog owners need to understand other people live in the neighborhood and do not want to listen to that noise.

Better trash plan

I don't understand all the complaining about the proposed trash pickup changes in Cape Girardeau. I've lived in seven cities, and this is the only one I know of that still uses this type of pickup system. The large trash bins I've used in other cities were easy to wheel to the curb, easy to store and held a much larger amount of trash than I can fit into my two cans. It didn't matter how heavy they were, because the machine lifted them, and the machine set them back down on the road rather than throwing them wherever to roll down the street and have the lids blowing away. I'm sure there are circumstances where it will be difficult for residents to store the bins and get them to the curbside, but I doubt that it will be any more difficult for them than the two cans they are having to cope with.

Fair compensation

TO suggest that unemployment compensation is a wasteful program is to indicate you have never lost your job because of no fault of your own. Were all the people from Thorngate responsible for the plant closing? When they lost their income, do you think they lived it up on unemployment?

Two big messes

WE have a nation where one out of 10 workers is jobless. And we've got a mess in Afghanistan we've got to face. Is this a winnable situation?

Smooth streets

I love Cape Girardeau, but driving on the streets is like driving down steps. The streets are so rough, and city officials seem like they don't want to do anything about it. I went to Jackson, the streets there are like glass over there. It's amazing to me how Cape Girardeau doesn't want to improve the streets.

A blessing

THERE are angels among us. A couple of weeks ago, there was a woman behind me as I was checking out at Walmart. I had left my credit card and debit card in my car. I was picking out the few items I could pay for. The woman behind me said she would pay. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I was blessed that day, and I will pay it forward.

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Reading yesterday's SO ...

Wiffle, from the things you've written about her, I REALLY like your mother! And of course, your respect, love and admiration for her makes me like you, too ... most of the time! ~wink~

-- Posted by gurusmom on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 1:23 AM

Noisy Dogs:

It just is in most dogs nature to bark,If the dogs are barking at each other they're most likely playing in their own way.When my dog and the neighbors dog are outside they run up and down the fence barking and playing for a few minutes,Take care of their business and then they want back inside.Most of the people in our neighborhood know each other and if one of the dogs is doing nothing but outside barking others will tell it or them to stop it.Maybe you should talk to the dog owners and ask if you can tell them to be quite. "JMO"

-- Posted by Need2Speed on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 4:51 AM

Smooth streets: Move to NW Alabama. Then, you'll love to drive in Cape. :)

-- Posted by Rizzo on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 7:37 AM

I live in another community which has multiple trash haulers. Some of them use the large containers and some don't. My neighbor has one of these larger containers and he leaves it curbside seven days a week.

-- Posted by Observer1 on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 8:13 AM

Even though the town of Marble Hill has requested that people remove their trash containers from the roadside, many don't. Is that just laziness ... or not caring?

Oh well, if that were the worst of the eyesores here, guess we'd feel pretty lucky.

Good idea, Need ... Hard to understand how barking dogs don't bother their owners to the point where they seem to not realize it could be bothering the neighbors. Just a nice, polite conversation could make them aware of it?

-- Posted by gurusmom on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 9:32 AM


Apparantly, you haven't met my neighbor.

Note: I wasn't the SO poster.

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 10:24 AM

i have a neighbor with two dogs that bark 24/7 .

they even bark at their own shadow , for christ's sake .

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 10:33 AM

Good morning! ☻

Good principal...Mark Cook was an excellent teacher as well. Go Mark! ☻

Noisy dogs...it annoys the heck out of me when my dog barks especially at neighbors.

Better trash plan...iyiyi...would someone make a decision already. :o)~

Fair compensation...yes, but many people do abuse this system & are fine living off the amt. received.

Two big messes...only two, eh?

Smooth streets...say what? Jackson streets are better. oflmao.

A blessing...that was nice. ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 10:34 AM

Good Principal-it's always nice when someone has something good to say about someone else. Thanks for that.

Fundraiser- same to you!

Noisy dogs- take a Xanax. :-)

Better trash plan- If you ask me, this never-ending trash conversation is a LOT more obnoxious than barking dogs.

Fair compensation- I'm on your side.

2 big messes- No.

Smooth streets- Geez, you people will complain about anything! The streets are rough- you complain about rough streets. They start working on the streets- you complain about street work. I guess if the streets were gold, you'd prefer silver, and if you were driving on clouds, they'd be the wrong shade of white.

A blessing- That's an awesome story. There are still good people out there!

-- Posted by MusicMaker on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 11:33 AM

I feel for you..My neighbor has two dogs that bark constantly. My dogs had a hard time with it when the neighbors first moved in. Mine would get a stern "hush!!" and quiet down for a few minutes and start again. They are finally used to the noise and try to ignore it like the rest of us. I wouldn't let mine bark and bark for no reason and can't for the life of me understand how anyone else can be so inconsiderate.

-- Posted by all_i_hear_is_blah_blah on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:39 PM

Well I guess there is 1 thing Obama has done that I agree with. Repealed the funding ban on stem cell research.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:40 PM

wrong board.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:41 PM

wrong board.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:41 PM

You've been doing that alot lately. Are you sure you and Turnip ain't been sniffing glue. (Just kidding of course)

-- Posted by SpankTheTank on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:48 PM

Interesting new movie coming soon about Obama and his intentions. See the trailer her. http://www.infowars.com/tv-mind-control-...

-- Posted by Legalize Liberty on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 1:16 PM

Me'Lange , are you still not smoking ? have you gained any weight ?

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 1:34 PM

wrong board.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 12:41 PM

You've been doing that alot lately. Are you sure you and Turnip ain't been sniffing glue. (Just kidding of course)

I was going to sniff, but I was too high.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 4:17 PM


Thanks. They almost don't look real. But totally awesomely rad!!! (ode to my days as a youth)

-- Posted by Pups on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 4:24 PM


i guess once i got the poison out of my system the calories took over...i've gained 25lbs...

-- Posted by ..Rick on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 5:26 PM

Crapola...your only suppose to sniff that stuff, I've been eating it. :o)~

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 5:52 PM

Rick, nicotine is a stimulant, everytime I've quit smoking I always gain weight. I think that's most of my fear about quitting. Perhaps some exercise will help the metabolism 'perk' up again. just a thought.

-- Posted by Turnip on Thu, Oct 8, 2009, at 5:54 PM

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