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Speak Out 6/11/12

Monday, June 11, 2012

Helping hand

I was at a store at Jackson recently, and there was a lady, a Virginia Sides, who was very helpful. She helped me check out my groceries and bagged them for me and then helped me get everything in to my car. I really appreciate her help because I am with a walker and can't do this all by myself. So I really appreciate her help and I hope she reads this and that she knows how much I appreciated it.


I was just reading in the paper where they are going to be doing work on the roundabout at Silver Springs and Gordonville roads and I was thinking how absurd the whole situation is with that roundabout and wondering how much four stop signs would have cost.

East Cape liquor

I live in East Cape Girardeau, Ill. We used to have one liquor license, now we have four. Basically we have a liquor license for every 100 people who live in East Cape. There is something very wrong with the board for allowing this to happen.

Government pricing?

To any politician who might read this, I believe there should be a law passed that all merchandise should be sold to mom and pop stores for the same price as those big merchants. It would get more businesses going.

Levee waste

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is wasting so much taxpayer money. If they had spent just a little bit of money helping repair the river wall in Cairo, Ill., they would not have needed to blow up the levee at Birds Point. They've already spent about $20 million repairing the levee at Birds Point and haven't got anything done. Now they want to spend another $20 million and it still isn't done. It is more than a year later. They have been tearing up roads, they have been tearing up bridges, they are tearing up everything and spending more taxpayer money. It is time to tell the Corps of Engineers to stop tearing things up.

Firefighter thanks

A huge thank you to the Cape Girardeau Fire Department for their immediate response to the greenhouse fire at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. Their efforts saved our building from devastation. And also a huge thank you to professor Denise Pingle from Southeast Missouri State University and her students for salvaging plants from our greenhouse and returning them to the greenhouse at SEMO. Their gracious efforts will assure that our school will be ready for our students and our landscape horticulture program in the fall.

Returned wallet

I want to thank the person for turning in the tattered red wallet at the Country Mart in Jackson on May 24. God bless.

Won't date a tanner

I would like to make a comment on you women that sun tan. I don't know why you want to put yourself through that. I know women that started sun tanning in their 20s and now their in their 50s and they look like they are going on 85 to 90. I won't date a woman that sun tans because when I turn 50 and she turns 50, I'd rather have a woman that looks like she is 50 instead of one that is going on 85 or 90.

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Roundabout: IMO roundabouts increases the flow of traffic.

East Cape liquor: Also, add in the citizens from Cape coming over to visit the clubs.

Government pricing? Smells like Socialism.

Levee waste: Some people are better at tearing things up vs. building.

Firefighter thanks: Firefighters do this every day. Take some cookies or something else by the fire station to show that you appreciate their hard work.

Won't date a tanner: As in everything else, moderation is the key.

A goal without a plan is just a wish.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 7:27 AM

Morning "Rick", looks like we are both up and at it while "Wheels" is still getting his beauty sleep.

-- Posted by semo471 on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 7:34 AM

Wheels is up semo471 he heard the roosters crow this morning.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 8:02 AM

Suppliers have the same price for stores already. They do not give different prices for the size of the store. All the mom & pop store needs to do, to get the same quanity discount, is to order the same amount as a Big Store. Wal-Mart gets a big discount for buying 10,000 cases of soda, so for the small store to get the same discount, then they must purcase 10,000 cases too.

-- Posted by CNN_MAN on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 9:01 AM

Wheels, guess someone else thought you were startin' trouble last night too! ☺ ☻ ☺ ☻

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 10:20 AM

Unfortunately, yes.....the downfall to having some peace and quiet....sleep deprivation. ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 10:25 AM

I don't know who stays in the dog house the most on these blogs myself, Wheels, Regret or Rick. Wheels I asked a simple question to Howdy "What happen in Wisconsin" and no response, I would like to hear his explanation what went wrong.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 10:59 AM

this is to the all the voters, i just want to know who to vote for the republicans when they have all stood up there on stage and said how dumb and crooked romney is and now we are told he is the best. well good luck for us

-- Posted by tipsi on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 12:14 PM

Wheels: I found that out.

-- Posted by swampeastmissouri on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 1:17 PM

Bring it on.....

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 1:32 PM

Rain, Wheels, rain....bring on the rain! Keep tryin'...eventually you may ruffle my feathers! ☺

-- Posted by Turnip on Mon, Jun 11, 2012, at 9:05 PM

Has the increase in liquor licenses from 1 to 4 forced you to start drinking or to drink more? I think not. If not for those liquor license, what else would bring people (and revenue) to East Cape?

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 5:44 AM

Mother Nature showed yesterday that she is still the boss. Farmers got their million dollar rain and those of us who have plants and flowers can skip a few days of watering.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 7:49 AM

Glancing through the SO's today..."and I feeeeel - like I been - heah befooorrrre!"

-- Posted by Hawker on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 8:32 AM

ATT has to make up for the loss in long distance charges somehow. Charging for tiered customer service is now common. Service included in the monthly bill is becoming a thing of the past.

-- Posted by Cogito on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 11:34 AM

'tis why we still use smoke-signals..the "Cloud" for free☺-- Posted by .Rick ʘ on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 10:54 AM

Rick: We might go back and use the smoke signals and other means of communication after Sun storms and other problems that might take us back into being a 3rd world country.

-- Posted by semo471 on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 12:14 PM


Open fridge

Remove beer

Pop top

Drink and enjoy

-- Posted by FreedomFadingFast on Tue, Jun 12, 2012, at 11:29 PM

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