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Speak Out 4/20/12

Friday, April 20, 2012

Road repair

I have a question for the mayor and the city council of Cape Girardeau. Why is it that you are spending $4 million on Broadway and fixing all the other streets and everything and you can't fix Lexington Avenue from Perryville Road to Mount Auburn, Route W and Kingshighway. Just think, two blocks from Lexington Avenue has got so many cracks and holes in it, it's like you are in a stock car race or something where you are trying to miss the other people. If you hit the holes, you are just going to ruin the alignment of your vehicle. Why can't you all come out here and fix this while you are working on all this other stuff and spending all this money?

Voter ID card

FINALLY we have a wonderful, professional-looking voter registration card, which gives us all the information that we need to know where we need to vote, what ward we are in, what precinct it is, etc.

County golf

I would like to know how many golf courses Cape Girardeau needs. Now another at the county park. If it continues, county park will look like a carnival ground and lose its natural beauty.

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County Golf- They are building a Frisbee Golf Course, not a regular golf course.

-- Posted by foreman on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 6:10 AM

To the editor:

The audio ads that your paper have recently added are obnoxious when viewing online content. I pay for this service and do not need to be inundated with negative, hate-mongering ads that are blatantly pro-Mitt Romney. If you are going to continue this- which is perfectly reasonable due to the advertising fees you are receiving, then at least balance the air time with space for both sides of aisle. Please.

-- Posted by mayeaux02 on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 7:58 AM

Speakout: zzzzzzzz

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 8:48 AM

Looks like you have the day off again.-- Posted by Have_Wheels_Will_Travel on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 10:43 AM

Wheels: Think I'll go do something productive.

-- Posted by semo471 on Fri, Apr 20, 2012, at 12:41 PM

A little off subject but it's a slow day. Check this out.

Precious lady! An amazing lady, 101 years old driving an


car and changes the oil and spark plugs herself! This

is a hoot!

Click Here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHwwwJ83o...

-- Posted by Retired93 on Sat, Apr 21, 2012, at 9:32 AM


I can only assume, based upon your comment, that you have not looked into this at all and/or have poor reading skills. I applaud the audacity it took you to be critical of something you know nothing about. I guess everybody HAS to have an opinion, however ill-informed it is.

It is a Disc Golf Course being installed at the county park, not a ball golf course. This will be the SECOND maintained course in ALL of Southeast Missouri (third if you count the new course in Farmington). St Louis alone has approximately 20. Disc golf takes up far less room than a ball golf course, is inexpensive to play (you can get full, top-notch disc golf set for the price of a nice ball golf driver,)is FREE to anyone who wants to play, is being paid for through donations and sponsorships (not costing YOU a cent), and will increase the parks usage dramatically.

While you may see a few clowns out playing disc golf (myself included), I can almost assure you that you will not see any big-top tents, trapezes, or elephants on the disc golf course. I hope this allays your fears about the park looking like a "carnival ground". ASk yourself this: why would they want to destroy the park? Trees, bushes, hills- they are are integral parts of any course. Converse to your assumptions, there are more than likely going to be trees and bushes ADDED to the park, as well as a large group of individuals concerned about maintaining the integrity and cleanliness of the park.

I often see disc golfers going out of their way to pick up other people's trash at the Capaha Park course. How many times, while you are out walking the county park, have you brought along a plastic bag to clean other people's trash and animal waste that you see? I have an idea, but I will withhold my assumption. Being wrong when you have little information about the subject tends to make you sound ignorant and uncredible.

-- Posted by Dang Yankee on Sat, Apr 21, 2012, at 1:08 PM

An 81 year old car and still working? Anyone know the model and brand?

-- Posted by voyager on Sat, Apr 21, 2012, at 1:51 PM

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