Residents speak out on communications problems and Amazon, praise police officers

Friday, August 9, 2019

Complaint about communication

I just want to comment on Water District 1. We have a very specific process to tell people when theyíre going to turn off their water and one simple phone call with leaving a voice mail message ainít gonna cut it. You can live without food as human beings for days on end, but we cannot live without water. I just spent a long night and it wasnít pleasant. They turned off our water with no notice, no bill, no nothing. I thought it was going to be turned back on yesterday, but no dice. It finally got turned on today and they wanted me to make sure that they had our correct phone numbers. I donít even have theirís. All Iíve got is Municipal Utilities.

Local support is from small businesses, not Amazon

I read on Facebook the other day of a person who was so very proud of herself for her Ďeasyí back-to-school shopping experience online. She also bragged of finishing the shopping up on and how simple this has made her life for school shopping. Being a local small business owner, I guess I think about this a little more than the Ďaverage shopper.í

My only comment to this person, especially since this person is on a local school board, is to make sure when your child is selling items for their school to make monies to put into the school, is to contact those online businesses, such as and see if they will support your school by taking out an ad, buying candy bars, candles, oranges or Christmas wreaths, or even possibly paying taxes toward your school district.

Before you shop next time, think about where that money is going, and who it is supporting. When the rest of us small businesses are gone, maybe it will make them think a little more!

Police pick up check for seniors

We are a senior couple. One of us is a handicap person. We go to breakfast every Saturday at a steak house restaurant. Two Poplar Bluff policemen we did not know sat two tables away. They finished their meal and went to pay their bill and left. We finished our breakfast and went to pay our bill. The server told us the officers had already paid our bill and that we did not owe anything to the restaurant. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to these two Poplar Bluff policemen for their generosity and act of kindness. Thank you so much.