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#1 May 17, 2012
I've looked at a few daycare places during the last two weeks. My job recently changed and I need care for my two children for the summer months. What I have looked at, I am shocked. I remember when I was in daycare several years back, the place I went to was clean, the workers were neat and clean, and it was organized as far as I knew. The first place I looked at had tons of play equipment in the small back yard, all crammed together, most of it didn't look like it was good repair. The fence was rusty. But the inside was okay and the lady was nice. The second place was in a really nice area of town with neat houses and large yards. But the inside was trashed, smelled, and in need a a week long scrubbing. And this was a state approved facility. The owner Kathy Markham, was equally disheveled and seemed to be oblivious to all that was going on around her. The yard in back was nasty, filled with trash, and there was some creepy guy out there smoking. Is this what our town has to offer?
Melissa

Herrin, IL

#2 May 17, 2012
You were in daycare a few years back, but now you have two kids and need daycare for them? Sounds like a really legit story.

There is another thread about this same woman. If you have such a problem with her, why don't you take it up with her instead of constantly bashing her on Topix. I notice you didn't name the first daycare just this Kathy lady.
Daycares

Carbondale, IL

#3 May 17, 2012
Melissa, you must be related to the Markham woman.....she takes all the public aid gals and works scamming the government out of more public aid funds!
Melissa

Herrin, IL

#4 May 17, 2012
No, I'm not related to her. I've actually never even heard of her except on here. If she is guilty of what you say, why don't you report her. It would handle the situation better than complaining about it on Topix.
But seriously

United States

#7 Jun 6, 2012
Melissa wrote:
You were in daycare a few years back, but now you have two kids and need daycare for them? Sounds like a really legit story.
There is another thread about this same woman. If you have such a problem with her, why don't you take it up with her instead of constantly bashing her on Topix. I notice you didn't name the first daycare just this Kathy lady.
Actually my kids are grown and this is for grandkids who live with me, if it's sny of your business. The first one was a church daycare and they have no openings. And anyone who is as nasty as this Kathy woman whould have her name posted.
But seriously

United States

#8 Jun 6, 2012
Melissa wrote:
No, I'm not related to her. I've actually never even heard of her except on here. If she is guilty of what you say, why don't you report her. It would handle the situation better than complaining about it on Topix.
The neighbors I spoke with around her have reported her many times, but nothing is done. The state doesn't have the workforce to deal with all the scammers we have in this town as well as the rest of the state. And the first place was in Herrin just off the Old Herrin Rd/Stotlar St, near Norge. You can't miss it.
Sounds to me

Johnston City, IL

#9 Jun 6, 2012
Like Mrs Hemminger is on the warpath about her neighbor. Posting on FB and Topix instead of talking to this Markam woman herself....
Hello Melissa

Carterville, IL

#10 Jun 8, 2012
Maybe talking doesn't do any good EVER! Some people just will never get what it's like to keep a nice neat place and then have housing project rejects move in and destroy the entire neighborhood!!!! The consensus is trash is trash and always will be.......
MelissaLOL
But seriously

United States

#11 Jun 9, 2012
@Sounds to me; "Talking to the Markham woman"????? Only sensible people understand conversation. I started this post under honest circumstances and some have attempted to turn it into a supposed personal vendetta by me. I don't even know Kathy Markham. And yes, Mrs Hemminger is one of the many neighbors I spoke with about this horrible excuse of a daycare. NO ONE had anything good to say about it. According to them it has been a hot bed less than questionable activity. She has a son who is a registered sex offender who was probably staying there until he went back to jail. That's comforting to know people are crazy enough to leave their kids there. Shows how desperate some are. Gives the honest people who are getting assistance from welfare and actually working low paying jobs or looking for work, a bad name. One of the neighbors even talked with the landlord or a relative who co owns the house. And she is just as nasty. So not gonna be much help there. And she owns a 'business' on Main St what's looks just as bad. So it's pretty obvious that nothing will ever be done. DCFS doesn't have time to come out and police these scammers due to budget crunches. But don't you worry about my grandchildren. I found a very suitable place for them to be cared for. One I am very comfortable with. Meanwhile Mrs Hemminger and her neighbors have to watch their property values go down because of having an unauthorized trashy business near them. So STFU as they say.
Sounds to me

Johnston City, IL

#12 Jun 9, 2012
So that means you havn't even tried, without coming across using the condescending, better than you attitude??

Or are you the one that vandalized all the "trash" sitting in the driveway. Trash that most people call vehicles and trailers?? Or in another incident, leaving notes on peoples doors as they are moving in and have appliances on their porch before getting rid of them?

I understand not wanting a dump as a neighbor, but someone is going too far. Breaking the law is not the answer.
Ken y

Ava, IL

#13 Jun 9, 2012
Try getting in contact with the licensing agent for day cares . He works out of the Marion office and lives in west Frankfort. Very professional and will jump at the chance to enforce the law. He's a go getter !!!
Reliable Day Care

Herrin, IL

#14 Jun 10, 2012

LOL, yes, she never seizes to amaze me. Actually, as apposed to allowing her to harass myself and the children that I care for, I just send her and her husband back to their side of the fence, into their own yard.

Sally, I think it is time for you to go back to your anonymous letters before you embarrass yourself. But, I will give you one tip though, use different handwriting than you do when you write me the nice ones, it might be less obvious. And if your logic in your anonymous letters was anymore reasonable than these posts were they might be less entertaining.

Furthermore, I have not had one person walk away from me when asking me to care for their children, whether they be private pay or public pay. And, I am not so sure, that I couldn't say that has been the case for over 40 years now. I certainly, can't think of any. I have always enjoyed children and thought that they are one of the greatest joys that God gave to us.

In fact, my biological children are grown, too. And many of their playmates, when they were young, or friends, since they have been grown, will come to my defense, much like the ones above did.

Thanks guys for bringing this to my attention and for your comments.

Oh and I agree with Ken y above, contacting the staff and agents down at the DCFS office in Marion is the place to file your complaints. They are very reasonable people and I am certain would be more than happy to address your concerns.
Reliable Day Care

Herrin, IL

#15 Jun 11, 2012
But seriously wrote:
<quoted text>Actually my kids are grown and this is for grandkids who live with me, if it's sny of your business. The first one was a church daycare and they have no openings. And anyone who is as nasty as this Kathy woman whould have her name posted.
Come on Sally, lets get our story straight. LOL

The first place I looked at had tons of play equipment in the small back yard, all crammed together, most of it didn't look like it was good repair. The fence was rusty. But the inside was okay and the lady was nice.
Reliable Home Daycare

Herrin, IL

#16 Jun 16, 2012
But seriously wrote:
@Sounds to me; "Talking to the Markham woman"????? Only sensible people understand conversation. I started this post under honest circumstances and some have attempted to turn it into a supposed personal vendetta by me. I don't even know Kathy Markham. And yes, Mrs Hemminger is one of the many neighbors I spoke with about this horrible excuse of a daycare. NO ONE had anything good to say about it. According to them it has been a hot bed less than questionable activity. She has a son who is a registered sex offender who was probably staying there until he went back to jail. That's comforting to know people are crazy enough to leave their kids there. Shows how desperate some are. Gives the honest people who are getting assistance from welfare and actually working low paying jobs or looking for work, a bad name. One of the neighbors even talked with the landlord or a relative who co owns the house. And she is just as nasty. So not gonna be much help there. And she owns a 'business' on Main St what's looks just as bad. So it's pretty obvious that nothing will ever be done. DCFS doesn't have time to come out and police these scammers due to budget crunches. But don't you worry about my grandchildren. I found a very suitable place for them to be cared for. One I am very comfortable with. Meanwhile Mrs Hemminger and her neighbors have to watch their property values go down because of having an unauthorized trashy business near them. So STFU as they say.


I love the light bulb judging this comment as brilliant. LOL Wouldn't those State paid individuals that I do daycare for be part of the "honest people who are getting assistance from welfare and actually working low paying jobs or looking for work"? Since when did the state pay for daycare if you weren't either going to school or working. Tee Hee Must be part of Sally's GED education at work.
Reliable Home Daycare

Herrin, IL

#17 Jun 18, 2012
Well the old goat(Skip) called me to the fence again today while I was cooking dinner out on the grill to ask me if I was enjoying my link card. When I asked him what business that was of his, he replied "because he has to pay for it". I politely told him that he did not pay for any link card of mine because I don't have a link card, but he could rest assured that I do pay for a portion of the disablity check he receives every month and he could take his happy(drunken) tail(in not so nice of terms) back to his chair and drink that beer that I buy for him. These two(Skip and Sally) have that "holier than though" attitude and try to condemn the housing and welfare patrons while making the ever so nice Richardson Subdivision(which is a joke) worse than any housing development could be. Richardson Subdivision is nothing more than a middle class subdivision. Certainly, not classy!!! Furthermore, Skip, anything you receive above and beyond what you paid into Social Security is charity. FYI When I worked in the legal field, I worked on behalf of the indigent there too.
maybe

Herrin, IL

#20 Jun 23, 2012
At least now we all know where the younger generation is getting their bad attitudes and rudeness.
Carla Nolen

United States

#21 Jun 23, 2012
I am a long time friend of Sally's. She's always been a very hard working person and did many things to support her kids-all legal and honest. She led a very hard life at times and has suffered many losses. She is one of the most honest and caring people I know. She has done many things for me and helped me through some rough times, just as she has for many others. She would give you the shirt off her back and her last dime if you needed it. Skip worked very hard when he was able to. They both worked hard to make a nice home for themselves. It's a shame that they can't enjoy living there in peace and quiet, in a nice well maintained neighborhood. Shame on you all for trash talking her and trying to make it her fault that you live like you do, with no respect for yourself or your neighbors. Would it be too much for you to haul those cans to the recycle yard? Or better yet, to the park recycle bin? Maybe park your trailer on the side or in back? Yeah, it probably would be. And you're taking care of kids with an attitude like you have about your neighbors, in addition to the accusations you are making.
Reliable Home Daycare

Herrin, IL

#22 Aug 2, 2012
Sally Hemminger wrote:
Hey, bitch.....I will post my name on here as proudly as I can.....Kathy Markham: I don't know where you get off talking about my husband in such a manner or any of the above ignorant postings that you and your family continue to do to stir up shit but I will tell you this.....Skip worked all his life until his mining accident in 1989....YOU have NEVER worked a day in your life to pay into anything for him! You obviously do NOT understand how the work force operates. Skip built the first house out here before roads were even here. Everyone in this addition have expressed their dislike for your trashy camper trailer parked in the front yard, your sons race car, your 15 bags of cans piled up against the house, and many many more things.....you were told when you moved in that the convenant out here prohibits a business being operated out here. This In-Home Daycare that you run, is not nor ever will be welcome.....Your disrupt neighbors and if they haven't expressed it to you, then they sure have to us! We just speak out piece to you and you don't like it. When is the last time you owned a piece of property? Paid real estate taxes? Held a permanent job? or for that matter was even married? Raised 4 or 5 kids on welfare and now showing all of them, with the exception of Ryan, how to do just the same. Are we holier than thou? No, but we are sure damned sick and tired of the way we have had to see our neighborhood disintegrate because of you. My husband and I are well respected and you, on the other hand have been sued by the Franklin Co. Housing to have you removed which took $5000 plus a year, then sued again by your last landlord to get you out, and the list goes on and on......You have a son who burglarized residences and is now in prison...You get paid by our tax money to keep other people's kids who are also getting paid by the state with our tax money......YOU worked in the legal field? You were probably getting paid by the tax money then too because I can't believe you ever did anything except scam money from the state. If you ever say another word to my husband or myself you will hear from someone else besides us. Now, this is me, not someone pretending to be me to get it. I don't have a problem with telling you to your toothless face either, gums!
Certainly, intellegent Sally, but I am not surprised. Why don't you try getting your facts straight. As far as the name calling goes, I may not be up to your standards(which is a joke)but I can tell you that I am better than that. LOL
Reliable Home Daycare

Herrin, IL

#23 Aug 2, 2012
Carla Nolen wrote:
I am a long time friend of Sally's. She's always been a very hard working person and did many things to support her kids-all legal and honest. She led a very hard life at times and has suffered many losses. She is one of the most honest and caring people I know. She has done many things for me and helped me through some rough times, just as she has for many others. She would give you the shirt off her back and her last dime if you needed it. Skip worked very hard when he was able to. They both worked hard to make a nice home for themselves. It's a shame that they can't enjoy living there in peace and quiet, in a nice well maintained neighborhood. Shame on you all for trash talking her and trying to make it her fault that you live like you do, with no respect for yourself or your neighbors. Would it be too much for you to haul those cans to the recycle yard? Or better yet, to the park recycle bin? Maybe park your trailer on the side or in back? Yeah, it probably would be. And you're taking care of kids with an attitude like you have about your neighbors, in addition to the accusations you are making.
Carla, you speak of my attitude? WOW!!!! Did you not read this entire thread? Aren't you the one on facebook, threatening me with your legal credentials implying some sort of education? I can promise you that the attitude that I have for my neighbors was not created by me. I have tried to be nice, polite and respectful to them both. Let me just say this, if you had driven by my home, you would have seen that the cans were very neatly placed to the side of my house and that there is absolutely no possible way to put the camper in the back yard nor to the side of the house unless I put it right in front of Skip and Sally's patio. I am very glad that you have been able to find a friendship with Sally and Skip, but I truly don't have time nor desire to argue my points with you.
Reliable Home Daycare

Herrin, IL

#24 Aug 2, 2012
Reliable Home Daycare wrote:
Well the old goat(Skip) called me to the fence again today while I was cooking dinner out on the grill to ask me if I was enjoying my link card. When I asked him what business that was of his, he replied "because he has to pay for it". I politely told him that he did not pay for any link card of mine because I don't have a link card, but he could rest assured that I do pay for a portion of the disablity check he receives every month and he could take his happy(drunken) tail(in not so nice of terms) back to his chair and drink that beer that I buy for him. These two(Skip and Sally) have that "holier than though" attitude and try to condemn the housing and welfare patrons while making the ever so nice Richardson Subdivision(which is a joke) worse than any housing development could be. Richardson Subdivision is nothing more than a middle class subdivision. Certainly, not classy!!! Furthermore, Skip, anything you receive above and beyond what you paid into Social Security is charity. FYI When I worked in the legal field, I worked on behalf of the indigent there too.
OMG, I did lower myself to name calling.

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