- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)22
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Complaints about little things hide potential to praise
To the editor:
I just moved here from St. Louis, and I would like to respond to the Speak Out comment that said noisy cars are, "stepping on my right to live in a quiet home, on a quiet street, in a quiet town."
These are privileges that exist because we live in a good community. We should be thankful that, in the span of things, the most people around here have to complain about is the noise cars make, the holiday lights in Jackson and wheth-er the high school does or does not wear band uniforms in a town parade.
I snicker as I read Speak Out and thank God daily that we don't have drive-by shootings, an overabundance of school violence or astronomical numbers of homeless people to complain about in these columns.
God has blessed me with a safe place to live, and I'll be thankful for that as long as I am here. Let's all be a little more cognizant of what we take the time to complain about when there is so much praise to be given.