sammy

Saint Louis, MO

#1 Sep 13, 2009
My name is sammy brown and i came back to clarkton, and before i left everything was ok and it was a small little town with a lot of drama but since i left seems like everybody and everything left what happened to this town somebody please let me know "i guess i took all of it with me"
sad

United States

#2 Sep 13, 2009
Clarkton has went to hell! No one cares about anyone. Everyone gossips and lies about each other. I swear I believe people sit around just thinking of things to make up about each other! The smart ones moved out of here, the rest of us are just stuck here for whatever reason. It's sad though, Clarkton is a small town, where most everyone knows everyone else, and it could be a good place to live, if people would just see the good in each other, instead of focusing on the bad. Together we could paint, clean, and fix up this town...(Help a neighbor out,) and make this a wondeful, safe place to live, but always those few "Busy Bodies" who'd rather keep up the drama! I say forgive and forget, and start over...it's never too late!
guest

Dexter, MO

#3 Oct 17, 2009
sad wrote:
Clarkton has went to hell! No one cares about anyone. Everyone gossips and lies about each other. I swear I believe people sit around just thinking of things to make up about each other! The smart ones moved out of here, the rest of us are just stuck here for whatever reason. It's sad though, Clarkton is a small town, where most everyone knows everyone else, and it could be a good place to live, if people would just see the good in each other, instead of focusing on the bad. Together we could paint, clean, and fix up this town...(Help a neighbor out,) and make this a wondeful, safe place to live, but always those few "Busy Bodies" who'd rather keep up the drama! I say forgive and forget, and start over...it's never too late!
these days it isnt as easy to help a neighbor out. most ppl wont put the time or effort into makin their place look better. there are alot of nice houses here in clarkton, but alot of dumps too. ppl are broke and cant afford what it takes to do the repairs needed. hard times ppl, hard times.
time gone by

Blue Springs, MO

#4 Nov 17, 2009
Can't you just shut your eye's and remember when Clarkton was real town. Back in the day's when little grocey store's lined the street's, the Street Car cafe, the 3 way stop sigh's by the school, the Clarktoney (spelled wrong I'm sure) Oh I could go on and on but I think you got the idea. I moved back to this area after being gone for many years. One day I drove to Clarkton and I was so upset to see what had happen to the town I grew up in. All the history of the town was gone. I know think's can't stay the same but what has happen to Clarkton is so sad.
old days gone

United States

#5 Nov 18, 2009
time gone by wrote:
Can't you just shut your eye's and remember when Clarkton was real town. Back in the day's when little grocey store's lined the street's, the Street Car cafe, the 3 way stop sigh's by the school, the Clarktoney (spelled wrong I'm sure) Oh I could go on and on but I think you got the idea. I moved back to this area after being gone for many years. One day I drove to Clarkton and I was so upset to see what had happen to the town I grew up in. All the history of the town was gone. I know think's can't stay the same but what has happen to Clarkton is so sad.
back when you &i were younger ,we lived in a different world.people would actualy get out and LOOK for work , not depend on Welfare and UNEMPLOYMENT checks to pay bills . If you remember right , only big employers here were the cotton gin ,gone for i don't know how long The Clarktonian {truck stop /cafe}went with the new ByPASS. Most Clarkton folks either worked at GIDEON boxplant, left in the mid 70s i believe or worked at federal mougal who closed and moved to where the labor eas cheaper,emerson elect. at kennett ,same reason . chicken house at campbell?epa prob. now all that is left is FARM WORK at min. wages WE AINT GOING TO WORK FOR THAT . IMO that is what has happened to the CLARKTON YOU knew.Only main difference now is MORE DRUGS , MORE PEOPLE DRAwING WELFARE ,more MECICANS , working doing job that are beneath us {SO WE THINK}.THAT is why this is NOT the CLARKTON YOU REMEMBER.Don't know when you left , probably went to one of the cities to make your FAME & FORTUNE returner to the same old POOR COUNTRY FOLKS YOU WERE GLAD TO LEAVE >right.MAYBE things have gotten WORSE .If you are now here to stay , GET INVOLVED < MAKE A CHANGE <RUN FOR AN OFFICE , see if it will bring about improvments.....

jonesturtle

Parks, AR

#6 Nov 18, 2009
i left clarkton in 59. went to school with beverly harriso. ramona reeves. junior stark and jt. alvin and calvin hays.cp johnson. george ellis. lindle armstrong etc.
Carolyn Wilson

Georgetown, KY

#7 Jul 21, 2011
My first thought is how did so many of you end up in MO.
I left Clarkton in 1979. Sure do miss it. I agree it is sad to go home now. I would love to get involved and help to see things get better for the town and the people living there. I believe it can be a great town again. My question is where to start. Is anyone with me?
How do we inspire a town and a people to be all they can be. Or at least what they used to be. Wouldn't it be great to see the children of Clarkton grown up and stay there instead of having to leave home just to make a decent living. All welfare cause is idle hands which as we all know are the Devils playground.
jobs

Dexter, MO

#8 Jul 21, 2011
First place to start is to get some jobs moved in here.
MissinClarkton

Chattanooga, TN

#9 Jul 22, 2011
I remember when clarkton was awesome, just about everybody hung out at the Clarktonion Cafe and gas station, semi truckers stopped for dinner there and on saturday night it was hoppin'now its a poor run down shell of a town full of problems
jerry hurte

United States

#10 Nov 16, 2011
lookn for old friends n clarkton.the grammer family

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