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Speak Out 11/30/11

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Clothing drive

I'VE seen the homeless in Cape Girardeau, and the Salvation Army can't support all of them. However, I have a suggestion if Cape Girardeau's homeless support systems are unable to shelter them. Maybe the next best thing is to help keep them warm. I've seen outdoor clothing, the clothing that deer hunters and mechanics wear to endure the outdoor weather. I think there should be an outdoor clothing drive. I'm sure the radio stations would help, and after all, what respectable deer hunter or mechanic doesn't have some old outdoor clothing that they could donate? Better to give than to receive, right? At least that's what Jesus said. May the Lord bless you for your efforts.

Urban hunting

IF deer hunting is allowed in city limits, will the city or the hunter be responsible for property damage? Remember when a deer is shot most of the time it will run a good distance before it goes down. I do not want someone's kill bleeding out and dying in my yard.

Home repair grants

WHAT a shame people can get grants for repairs to their home and be on the front page of the paper holding a full-blooded Yorkie, let alone have two and three cats and also drive new vehicles. If they can afford all of that, why can't they afford repairs on the house they chose to buy in that condition? And we pay for it. Unbelievable. No wonder our system is in such a financial bind.

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Urban Hunting

Deer are being killed by vehicles now, I would rather have them harvested in a controlled manner and the meat used.

Many cities use urban hunting, so what makes Cape any different?

Hunting areas will be designated and as with all hunting, permission must be obtained from property owners.

-- Posted by Acronym on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 7:13 AM

Clothing drive...Been there done that, Dude. The drive was two or three weeks ago, and the radio stations were there too. Where were you?

-- Posted by Hawker on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 8:46 AM

Urban hunting

So no deer die now?

Also, for deer to be healthy, they need to be thinned out.

-- Posted by lumbrgfktr on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 9:31 AM

Home Repair Grants

Someone has obviously never been to the humane society or paid much attention to the paper. You can get full blooded pets at the humane society now due to the financial crisis and sometimes for free in the paper. Kittens are always being given away. Gripe about something else!

-- Posted by lovemyfamily on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 9:53 AM

Re: clothing drive - perhaps not applicable, but recently felt it appropriate to donate some dollars to a couple of local offices for national charitable organizations. Kinda burned my hide to get a letter very shortly thereafter thanking me for my donation, followed by a 'times are tough' spiel, ending up with a 'can you send us some more?' query. Grrrrrr!

Re: urban hunting - and what about the potential damages caused by the spaz attack a wounded animal goes on before finally keeling over?

Re: home repair grants - perhaps a case where efforts would be better served by not faulting the players, but faulting the rules of the game?

-- Posted by fxpwt on Wed, Nov 30, 2011, at 8:16 PM

To those of you who have a problem with the grant program, maybe you should check your facts. I am the one on the front page, I am 20 years old, all 5 of the animals I have were either saved from going to the humane society or a gift. My yorkie you all seem to have an issue with was an early birthday present from a friend of mine that his parents breed yorkies, he paid for her. My other dog that is a mix breed was a gift from my cousin(which he was also free) for buying my home at the age of 19. I did not start college until this fall semester after I had the time to take a little off of work, which by the way I still work 4 sometimes 5 to 6 days a week. My boyfriend has been with me for 4 years so he isn't just a live in boyfriend he helps pay bills, so does my mother that lives here but has been able to work the majority of 4 years. I spent my entire senior year working 6 days a week with 2, 13 hour shifts included in that and have been working since I was 15 years old. My home repairs were ones that the people from the city giving me my grant said they wanted done so any cosmetic repairs were on their terms. The ones that were necessary we didn't know were as bad when we bought this house, which by the way for 34,000 dollars it's not a bad home, and also the fact I pay half the amount of an apartment and I wont have to have loans out for a place I wont own like I would with a dorm room. It's pretty sad when 3 people that are able to work can't make 30,000 a year. My waitressing job is a service manager position by the way and I have had that job for almost 4 and a half years. I'm there until I get out of school which by the way isn't why I got my grant. For those of you complaining about your tax money going to this grant, my money, my boyfriends, what little my mom has made, and the rest of my family who fully support my living in a home I will own and going to school and tell me that I'm doing a great job and praise me for also helping take care of my mom like not many my age would do, their tax money went to it too. For my "new" car it's a 2002 Jeep Liberty that I am paying for like any of you would. By the way I CAN PAINT! Thank you all for your insults

-- Posted by toomuch91 on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 1:06 AM

toomuch91, you should not have to explain yourself or why you deserve the grant. Anyone that knows you, knows that you have worked your butt off to get what little you do have. And we do know that the major repairs that were done to your house were necessary and could not wait for you to save the money. Thank God there is a program out there that will help people in situations like your own. As far as what all of these ignorant people think, it doesn't matter. Everyone is entitled to their opinion, it doesn't mean you have to care what that opinion is.

-- Posted by suzieqmichelle on Thu, Dec 1, 2011, at 10:40 AM

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