Early to bed, early to rise
We were delighted to see Laura Simon's lovely photographs of our home and business, Bellevue Bed and Breakfast. It was also a joy to meet Savanna Maue, a young, up-and-coming journalist who already has an Associated Press article under her belt. We were truly honored to receive recognition by the Keep Cape Beautiful Beautification Committee and appreciate the work that they and the parks and recreation department tirelessly do for our city. ...
Too much divisive talk
Radio personality Glenn Beck in a recent cable television interview, expressed regret for having contributed to the widening gap between Democrats and Republicans. He cited calling the president a racist as an example of "stupid" things he had said. ...
Follow Mrs. Missouri
On Aug. 22-29, I have the honor of representing our great state of Missouri as I compete for the title of Mrs. America in Tucson, Arizona. As part of the competition, I will promote my platform of women's empowerment, and I will also highlight an important part of Missouri agriculture. Showcasing the resources of our city, state and citizens on a national level is a responsibility that I carry with excitement and pride...
Impressed with competitor
Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was sent in response to the story "Brotherly competition helps young Zalma cross country program make strides." I want to take a moment to wish our competitor luck as we set to begin our 2014 Cross Country season. ...
The legal process
Some public figures have called for the prosecution of the Ferguson police officer whose actions, lawful or unlawful, caused the death of a young person. For so doing, these public officials have been roundly criticized, particularly by the leading lights of talk radio, who are only too willing to take to their bosoms any Euro-American accused of unjustly shooting an African American...
Suicide is not the answer
Robin Williams' suicide has brought into sharp focus the increasingly common incidents of suicide in the U.S. The common denominator in all suicides is victims' inability to cope with intolerable emotional pain. Most of them had been through incredible numbers of emotional/physical traumas during their early years. ...
"One of the penalties for refusing to participate in politics is that you end up being governed by your inferiors." --Plato When I first heard that quote, I thought, how true! We have so many problems in this country that seem fixable with plain old common sense. The people in elected positions, both locally and nationally, at times, are unable to apply common sense and do what's right...
Congrats to baseball team
The citizens of Jackson can stand tall and proud! Their American Legion Junior League baseball team has returned from the plains of Kansas victorious. They have claimed the title of regional champions. This is the highest pinnacle that can be achieved in the junior league. ...
Port welcomes elected officials
Thank you for the good coverage of events at Semo Port. The port authority always welcomes visits by our elected officials, regardless of political party. We are glad to have Sen. Blunt visit, as he and Sen. McCaskill have both done before at different times. We appreciate the bipartisan support for Semo Port's development efforts...
An attendance culture
Dear 5th and 6th graders, Your amazing teachers need you in school each day. You are part of our Central Middle School family. If you are sick or have a family emergency, please stay home but rejoin us as quickly as you can. Otherwise, come to school. We need you...
Jackson schools and evaluations
Tuesday, July 14, based on the recommendation of superintendents, the Jackson R-2 Board voted to tie teacher evaluations to student performance including standardized tests. In an article in the Missourian on Thursday, Aug. 7, district superintendent Dr. ...
Thanks for good start at CHS
Last week Cape Girardeau Central High School hosted a very successful freshman orientation. It was successful because of so much hard work and dedication by many. Assistant principal Nancy Scheller and teacher Crystal Cerny spent months planning this event. ...
Volunteer with CASA for kids
What are your thoughts on volunteering, on giving back to your community, on paying it forward? Do you think about it on a regular basis? Is a little voice inside you telling you that you need to help someone to improve their lives? CASA of Southeast Missouri Inc. ...
Celebrating Boy Scouts Troop 4
Boy Scout Troop 4, sponsored by the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau, celebrated its 90th birthday at a reception on Aug. 2 at the church. Troop 4 is one of the oldest scout troops in the area. What a patriotic and heartwarming occasion it was to see the scouts "Present Colors," to see the numerous exhibits of past Troop 4 achievements, and to remember the Troop 4 Scouts who have become leaders both locally and nationally in many fields of endeavor...
Baseball memories 20 years later
I want to thank the Southeast Missourian for the story they ran on our 20th reunion of our 1994 American Legion baseball state championship team at Capaha Park. I also want to thank KFVS television and ESPN radio 1220 for their coverage; Jess Bolen, who allowed us to introduce our players during his Capaha game; and River Eagle Distributing for providing their hospitality room for our banquet...