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  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Well if I new why she was that way it would solve a lot. I have no idea. I always smile and say good morning when doing anything for someone else, guess she was having a bad day. Maybe people in OK are better mannered than here. We have many here that will not say thank you for some favor, but I will say most of the ones that do that are the younger gerneration.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 3:54 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    You generalize SheepDip, "always", really? I have nothing against you, I was just wondering why people take umbrance when you open doors for them, and it never happens to me, nor anyone else I know. If it is a regular occurence that people give you a hard time when you open doors for them then just thank God that you are a farmer, and not a Door man. ;)

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 3:09 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Okr I don't understand why you always try to find something negative with my post. I was brought up to be a gentleman and always have a smile for someone I meet. My father had a heart attack when I was 16 and I had to run the farm and still am, so I know what a hard time life can be, that is one reason that I always am frienly and smiling when I help someone out. Being a gentleman I woun't tell you what to do with your negative comments, maybe you can figure it out.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 1:42 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    SheepDip, I also open doors for ladies, and persist in all the other vintage behaviors I was taught that were considered good manners back in the day. However the reactions to my actions have always been positive, usually a big smile, and a thank you. Could it be that you have a scowl on your face that signals rote behavior rather than personal engagement to those recipients of your largesse? ;)

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 11:11 AM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    SHEEPDIP, Thank God there is still a gentleman around, not many men hold a door open for a woman, I want to thank you, it thrills my heart when a door is held open for me, I always remember to say thank you sir, for I do appreciate it. Please don't stop being a gentleman, we have so few around anymore. Don't pay any attention to what was said to you, it was probable a num-skull who has no idea what manners is,

    -- Posted by buttons on Thu, Aug 23, 2012, at 9:58 AM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Former Editor I agree the political forum should be use as that is what it if for,but curtesy and good manners are not used today. I got my behind chewed the other day for holding the door for a lady. All we get now is sarcasm and rudeness when something is done that ticks someone else off. I miss the days as a young boy in the 40's when we said yes mam,no sir, thank you and your welcome sadly very few of us pratice good manners any more.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Aug 22, 2012, at 1:20 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    SheepDip one last thing, that I should have said in my last post concerning you. Everyone forgets things that they say, or have written, I for sure know that at my age. So, don't feel bad that you didn't remember something you posted a good while back. If the situation were reversed I might have done the same thing. :)

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 10:26 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    SheepDip they definitely were your posts even though you deny them. Your statement that you have not posted anything political, on this nor other blogs is also incorrect. I will give you that the last two were posted on the political blog. My bad, and I apologize for that. It was sloppy research on my part. However my point remains correct. You may read your comments yourself. The following link is where I found them....

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 3:49 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    OK I have never posted anything political on this or any other page. The post you put up under my name are not all mine. I have posted on gun control and drug testing but the last two post you contribit to me are not mine, so I don't know where you got them but not from me. I am not against political posting just think it should be put on the political forum. Maybe we should let Eric decide if the political post should be on the political forum and keep this one for local comments.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 2:40 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    SheepDip sometimes politics creeps back to this forum because the specific topic is one which has a strong local connection, such as the Akin fiasco. You may may wish to consider flagging your own political comments on this blog so that Eric could delete them for you. That would be a nice non-hypocritical start to your campaign to eradicate all politics from this blog. Here are a few political statements with absolutely no local connection that you have posted to get you started. ;) "Why...

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 1:20 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    sheepdip: Nowhere here does it say non-political and non-religious only. Having said that; this is front page news on all papers and networks, and if Eric wishes to move my posts, that's totally fine by me.

    -- Posted by Interested Too on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 12:57 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Why is it that the people that use this blog cannot go by the rules. No political stuff please.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, Aug 20, 2012, at 12:39 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Why would it be unconstitunal to drug test people drawing welfare or disablity? Anyone that is working has to pass a drug test. So why if you get something for nothing shouldn't you have to pass a drug test?

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Aug 16, 2012, at 8:08 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    OKR Did you accidently post on the wrong blog?

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Aug 16, 2012, at 8:03 PM
  • Re: Speak Out August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Wel I see our city fathers have managed to squash another business that wanted to come to town. I guess they would rather see the old hospital just sit there until it falls down.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Aug 1, 2012, at 6:15 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [religion] August 1 to November 1, 2012 (Story from 08/01/2012)

    Well I se our city fathers have managed to squash other business that wanted to come to town. I guess they would rather the old hospital just sit there intil it falls down.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Aug 1, 2012, at 6:11 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to July 31, 2012 (Story from 04/01/2012)

    OR I don't think they are a star or planet. The lights just showed up Monday. There is no light in the sky where this is until the sun starts to come over the horizon, so am pretty sure that the light is a reflection of sunlight on some object that is stationary in the sky. The light is in the same spot every day.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 3:58 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to July 31, 2012 (Story from 04/01/2012)

    They are probably Mars, and Venus Sheepdip. Look sharply you may be able to also see Mercury. I am not sure on that; perhaps some amateur astronomer can give you a more authoritative answer.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 3:47 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to July 31, 2012 (Story from 04/01/2012)

    Has anyone noticed the two bright lights in the Eastern sky early in the morning. They are not stars because the light doesn't appear until the sun starts to rise. I have noticed them the last week, one is lower in the sky and the other one is a lot higher and off to one side a bit. I watched this morning and they were not there at 3.50 am but as the sun started over the horizon they started to show up and by 4.30 they were really bright. They never move from day to day so must be something...

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, Jun 28, 2012, at 2:48 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to July 31, 2012 (Story from 04/01/2012)

    News I guess than you could say that the women who's home was broken into by two armed thug and forced in to her closet would be an advocate for the NRA's culture war.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Apr 11, 2012, at 7:14 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [religion] [April 1 to July 31, 2012] (Story from 04/01/2012)

    News I guess than you could say that the women who's home was broken in by two armed thug would be an advocate for NRA's cultre war.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Apr 11, 2012, at 7:10 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to July 31, 2012 (Story from 04/01/2012)

    AH Life is sooooo good. KU lost!!!

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Tue, Apr 3, 2012, at 6:52 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [February 1 to March 31, 2012] (Story from 02/01/2012)

    I see someone wants a set of stop signs on Ellsworth at Vest after another wreck there. We don't need stop signs there we just need people to pay attention to there driving and not run the stop signs on Vest. Inattention, talking on phone or taking picture with your phone while driving etc, is the major cause of most accidents. Did the driver that caused the accident get a ticket, just wondering.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Feb 24, 2012, at 12:04 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [February 1 to March 31, 2012] (Story from 02/01/2012)

    Hey you tried sheepdip, kudos to you. Why not keep doing it? At least you will get the satisfaction of aggravating the miscreants. It won't be the same degree of aggravation that would transpire from recieving a ticket, but it helps.

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 5:52 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [February 1 to March 31, 2012] (Story from 02/01/2012)

    Oklahoma Reader. I have tried that many times and you don't know how friendly folks are. Got the old one finger salute so many times i gave up. Still think if the police would do there job people would soon get the message.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 2:47 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [February 1 to March 31, 2012] (Story from 02/01/2012)

    Sheepdip, you, and the rest of, us including the police, may want to consider flashing headlamps, either on, and off, or to high beam when passing motorists whose lights are not on when it is raining. It would be a courteous reminder to those who have simply forgotten to activate head lamps. For those who are unaware that it is a safe driving technique (whether a law or not), it would send an important message. If such folk were faced with a parade of oncoming blinking lights, most would soon...

    -- Posted by Oklahoma Reader on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 1:50 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [February 1 to March 31, 2012] (Story from 02/01/2012)

    As I drive around town this morning there are many cars with wipers going and no headlights on. The police meet these cars and just go on, I thought it was the law to turn lights on when wiper were use. I just wonder why they don't stop these cars when they see them. Oh I forgot they would have to get out of the patrol car to write a ticket silly me.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Feb 3, 2012, at 12:52 PM
  • Re: Speak Out October 1 to December 31, 2011 (Story from 10/01/2011)

    I may be wrong but I think that if it is a red light camera for ticketing that there has to be a sign saying photo enforced or something to that efeect.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Nov 4, 2011, at 1:50 PM
  • Re: Speak Out September 1 to October 1, 2011 (Story from 09/01/2011)

    Eric: When you report a breakin in the country could you be a little more specific on the area that is effected? Not the exact location but the general area like YY and 200th rd. It would be nice for us living in the country to know if these breakins are happining in our local. Thanks

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Tue, Sep 27, 2011, at 7:03 PM
  • Re: Speak Out June 1 to August 31, 2011 (Story from 06/01/2011)

    sheepdip, gas prices in Marshall were higher loooonng before Murphy's moved in. There are several locally owned stations to look to (all the Quick Runs & Northside). Call those owners and ask them why the prices are so high. I'm still laughing at the answer I was given. Needless to say, the local owners don't get my business. I would rather get robbed by the people I don't know, rather than my neighbors.

    -- Posted by born-n-raised on Wed, Aug 17, 2011, at 8:01 PM
  • Re: Speak Out June 1 to August 31, 2011 (Story from 06/01/2011)

    Gas will not go down in Marshall because Murphy's will not lower there price. They give a 10 cent discount so there price is actually $3.39. Why is gas at the same station in Columbia (breaktime) 30 cents cheaper than the one here? It is called sock it to us.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Aug 17, 2011, at 6:26 PM
  • Re: Speak Out June 1 to August 31, 2011 (Story from 06/01/2011)

    Slater, The man with the 300 acres is not alone. More than 90 percent of the soybeans planted in America are sprayed with roundup (or its generic). And a lot of it is done exactly as you describe, especially in no-till, which is how a majority of beans are now planted. It has been this way since 1996. So my point was if RU caused problems, most likely they would have shown up by now. Even before "round up ready" beans, round up was widely used for burn down in no-till as sheepdip said. This...

    -- Posted by Marcia Gorrell on Mon, Jun 27, 2011, at 8:20 PM
  • Re: Speak Out June 1 to August 31, 2011 (Story from 06/01/2011)

    Smoking Cheetah What the farmer in KC is doing is called burn down.They spray the field in the spring to kill weeds and grass, then plant there crops. They do this when they no till the crop so actually are saving money by not having to work the ground as much. Not sure if they use Roundup for this but the do spray after the corn or beans come up to kill new weeds and grass. Also Roundup do have residual effect for a time after it is sprayed and the have a long lasting mix that will kill weeds...

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, Jun 27, 2011, at 7:21 PM
  • Re: Burglary results in more than $2,300 in losses (Story from 06/27/2011)

    I feel sorry for this ladies lost items and hope they catch the crook.I live in this area and it would be nice to have a better location instead of rural Sweet Springs.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, Jun 27, 2011, at 12:36 PM
  • Re: Speak Out April 1 to May 1, 2011 (Story from 04/01/2011)

    Why all the politcal comments on this blog. I think there is a politcal bolg so please use it.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Apr 29, 2011, at 7:03 PM
  • Re: County officials object to plans for topless car wash event (Story from 06/23/2010)

    Man I can't wait for this. It will be more fun than a greased pig contest.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, Jun 23, 2010, at 2:08 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [politics] April 18 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 04/18/2010)

    I would like to know why my post on the immagration issue in Arizona and the Obama response to it was deleted?

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, Jun 21, 2010, at 5:54 PM
  • Re: Speak Out [politics] April 18 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 04/18/2010)

    I see in the KC paper that the Obama adminstration is going to sue to block Arizonia's new immagration law. The reason for this is that Mexico and Latin America nations do not like this law even after polls show 65% of amercian people support this law. It is a sad day when our own polticains but the interest of other nation's above the wishes of our own people.

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Sat, Jun 19, 2010, at 8:54 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    Eric Would you please explain to me why a story about a tree falling down or a brushey fence line being remove garners front page exposure but a story about the post office not enforcing the regulations about haveing addresses on rural/curbside mail boxes, even after the paper and radio said we had to put our addresses on the boxes or we would not receive our mail does not even rate a story?

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, Jun 11, 2010, at 11:22 AM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    sheepdip, many of us did pranks or played jokes in our youth, including myself, but I never participated in vandalism. Tampering with locks and tires is a serious thing. One thing I'd like to see these students have to do is write letters of apology to the community and have them be published in the paper. (And on this website, too, Eric, please, if that were to happen) These kids need to understand that they have offended and disappointed many many people. I thought the class of '10 had as...

    -- Posted by Night Sky on Mon, May 24, 2010, at 8:17 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    Why does everyone want charges filed in this case. These kids pulled a stupid prank ok they did not do any damage to the buses just let the air out of the tires. Why make them have a record for a prank. Make them work and pay back the money that it cost to fix the tires and let it go. I am sure, my self included, that most of the people that are calling for charges could not stand a check of there younger days without some prank of some sort in there past

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Mon, May 24, 2010, at 7:02 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    Back when I was a kid we used to pull pranks all the time, takeing down gates, turning over outhouses, etc. Everything wasn't a crime back then. It seems that anything that is done now has to be prosecuted. Why can't they just make them work and pay for the damage and forget about it. It seems people get outraged over nothing anymore. Why is there so much said about the kids and nothing about the driver that has been arrested many times for dwi and no license? To me this is a lot more of a...

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, May 21, 2010, at 3:16 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    ALM I know that things have been this way for the last 69 years,but things change. In my job I take people to Dr.app,shopping etc. It is very difficult to find someone when there is nothing on the mail box to identify who lives where or when they give you there new 911 address and still have the old address on there house. Just saying that if everyone would comply with the regulations it would make things easyer for some of us that don't no were everyone lives

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 8:35 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    Sheepdip, I think in smaller towns its easier for people to get away with little things like this. My aunt and uncle live in a VERY small rural area in SWMO and have never had their name or address on their mailbox and no one has ever cared. I can still address their mail to them with just Rt. 1 and the name of the town and they get it every time. When you live in a place where everyone knows everyone, things sometimes slip by unnoticed. Kudos to you for having done the appropriate thing, but I...

    -- Posted by ALM on Fri, May 7, 2010, at 1:39 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    Since no one seemed interested in my concern about mailboxes. I looked up the postal code for all curbside/rural boxes. b. A house number if street names and house numbers have been assigned by local authorities, and the postmaster authorizes their use as a postal address. If the box is on a different street from the customer's residence, the street name and house number must be inscribed on the box. Why if this the Post Office own rules do they not enforce them. It seems they make rules and...

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Thu, May 6, 2010, at 7:29 PM
  • Re: Speak Out May 1 to June 13, 2010 (Story from 05/01/2010)

    I thought that anyone who hasn't put there new 911 no's on mailboxes were not supposed to get mail deliver after April. It is 8 miles from my house to town and I counted 20 mail boxes with out numbers. I spent $20 and time to put no's on by box so my question is why are all these people still getting there mail delivered?

    -- Posted by sheepdip on Wed, May 5, 2010, at 7:38 PM
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