I live up here in Maryville, Missouri, and our water stinks; It tastes bad and everything else. I believe this is the second year this is going on. But they don’t want to spend the money on the water thing. They spend it all on the golf course. I think they need different priorities.
Rich and poor
St. Joe is divided up between rich and poor, no middle class anymore. It would be a mistake to build one mega school. If you do, you better hire some guardian angels for security. When the building isn’t working for the kids, use it for the homeless and the criminals, since that population keeps growing every day.
Electricity is a fleeting thing. It can’t be stored in large amounts, and we’ve put all of our eggs in one basket so to speak: Almost everything is now controlled by computers. It’s hard to believe we have put so much trust in something that could be gone in an instant.
Why even ask?
I’m not sure why the school board had the public come down to see the concepts of what the new high schools might look like and then everybody votes … and the option for two schools and the option for renovating our three schools were the most voted on by the public. But here we go again. Seth Wright, the president of the school board, he decides that he doesn’t want that. … He said, “That’s out of the question.” So why should the public voice their opinion if he’s going to do what he wants?
Lot better off
People need to pay attention. Turn off CNN; You don’t get facts from CNN. President Trump is doing a good job. You may not agree with his attitude and the way he does things, but this country is a lot better off than it has been in the last 20 years, 30 or 40 years with President Trump being there. Period.
What’s going on?
I’d like to ask a question. We haven’t heard in the paper or in the news anywhere what is happening with the young man who shot that little boy. … I think the paper should talk about it, what’s going on, say what’s been investigated. We, the public, need to know. We can’t let a child who’s committed this kind of crime walk around in the neighborhood or go back to a school.
Editor’s note: The News-Press previously reported that a 14-year-old boy was charged with second-degree assault in the shooting. A juvenile hearing is scheduled for Dec. 20.