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Cape is Missouri's City Beautiful

Amazing Restrooms!

John Philip Sousa in Cape

Get 'Happy'

Roy Acuff at SEMO District Fair

Fall hiking schedule released by River-to-River Trail Society

Civil War casualty list

Eight-camel hitch at SEMO District Fair

Early viewers say 'Gone Girl' film's ending not much different from novel

Bridge demolition surprise ending

Painted daffodils

Correcting a 54-year-old mistake... again

Indian Creek School

Jackson bus riders in Pocahontas

McClure Grade School

Combined fire/police station rejected by voters

Interstate 55 construction

New "Gone Girl" TV spot airs

Cape Girardeau selected for unique historic preservation project

Cape Girardeau aerial in detail

Community bloggers
Peak Performance vs. The Lame Duck

6 Ways to Contribute to Your Community by Supporting a Cause you Love

Boards complete Administrative Rule on Swan's APRN/Telehealth Legislation

Pay It Forward


Veto Session Results

SB 506 - Agriculture Bill

The Foster Dogs - International Dachshunds

Cincinnati's Security Blankie

What do YOU think makes you happy

Interim Capitol Report IV - August 2014

How to diminish an unlimited resource

Today's Most Critical Epidemic

Stoned with Margaritas

AUDITIONS FOR "Dracula"................

A Loan from God

UK's David Cameron Schools President Obama on Leadership

Wearing Fruit Salad

Your Choice

"Democrat Dorothy" Awakens from Six-Year Coma!

What's the hardest thing you have to do in the morning


State Leaders Rally to Save Cottonwood Residential Treatment Center

Of Icebergs and Health Alarms. A Spiritual perspective to human vulnerability

New Pencils and Notebooks--NowTears: How to Deal with Separation Anxiety

Dogs in Hot (?) Cars: BUSTED

Resume Advice for New Graduates

Being Human

You can't afford the luxury of being bored

What is an Earn-out?

COLUMN: Lack of discipline, not loss cause concern for Southeast football team

Live blog from the Southeast Missouri State football game at Southern Illinois

Southeast running back DeMichael Jackson out with broken hand

Southeast football team receives votes in Sports Network poll

COLUMN: Southeast remarkably resilient in loss to Kansas

Charlie Weis and Kansas players on Southeast game

Live blog from Southeast Missouri State at Kansas football game

Redburn completes Southeast softball coaching staff

Southeast's Brown named conference's Co-Runner of the Week

Southeast football will debut new helmet against Kansas

COLUMN: Lopsided Southeast football victory important to build on

Former Saluki hired to fill out Southeast men's basketball staff

COLUMN: The difficulty in defining success in Matukewicz's first season

Volleyball, swimming, football schedules (more to come)

Changes announced for OVC women's basketball scheduling format and tournament

Fall camp: Southeast football finishes practice with dunk tank (Video)

SEMO volleyball picked seventh in OVC poll, Masterson selected to preseason team

Camp Report: End of practice surprise for Southeast football

Southeast announces football season tickets sweepstakes

Southeast football releases fall camp media availability

Partisan words from minority leader
"The end of civilization as we know it." Those are powerful words. Frightening words. Doomsday words. Yet those were the words used by former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week to describe the results of a Republican victory in the United States Senate this November...
Cape police chief off to strong start
Our city manager Scott Meyer made a great hiring decision, in my opinion, when he selected Wes Blair from Lancaster, Texas, to be the Cape Girardeau police chief. Chief Blair has solidified his entire team into a cohesive unit with the goal of improving public safety within our city and also our region. He also has become an active member of our community...
Cape shined for Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run
On Sept. 9, Cape Girardeau had the opportunity to host a Welcome Party for the 2014 Motorcycle Cannonball Endurance Run. Cape Girardeau was selected as an overnight stop due in part to the excellent experience their route planner had when the Great Race visited Cape in 2013. This may have been a one-time opportunity to experience the Motorcycle Cannonball without leaving home, since it has never previously passed through Cape Girardeau...
A look at the ISIS conflict
President Obama finally decided on a strategy this week against the Islamic State (IS) -- the terrorist movement that occupies vast areas of northern Iraq and eastern Syria. There is little that was new in this announcement, but for a president who has done much to avoid committing U.S. forces against the Islamic State, or in support of defending allies in the Middle East, it was a welcome change...
Falling into late summer, early autumn recipes
In mid-September the garden produce seems to be winding down, the SEMO District Fair is behind us, football is gearing up and nights are turning a little cooler. Can this mean that autumn is just around the corner? I love fall, and as temperatures will be turning a little cooler, over the next few weeks I will be getting out recipes using apples and pumpkin. The aroma of fall once again certainly will be in the air...
Events: Editor's picks
September 2014

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Weird news
Mayor offers to help McGraw find Portland, Maine
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- Portland, Maine? Tim McGraw doesn't know where it is. And he doesn't want to know, either....
Man at Texas Chick-fil-A pays $1K to treat diners
ABILENE, Texas (AP) -- A generous customer has paid $1,000 to pick up the tab for diners in dozens of vehicles at the drive-thru lanes of a West Texas fast-food restaurant....
Man apologizes for drug-filled football toss
JACKSON, Mich. (AP) -- A Michigan man is apologizing for trying to throw a football loaded with drugs and cellphones into a state prison yard....
Missing driver says he woke up in field of donkeys
ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) -- A driver who went missing after a one-car rollover in New Mexico says he later woke up in a field of donkeys....
Skunk with head stuck in beer can rescued in Ohio
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) -- A skunk with a beer can stuck on its head had to be rescued near a fraternity house in southwestern Ohio....
Michigan woman holds off thief, then gives birth
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -- Police in Flint, Michigan, say a woman gave birth after she and her family captured a purse snatcher in a grocery store parking lot....
Florida woman flies plane on 90th birthday
PALM COAST, Fla. (AP) -- A central Florida woman celebrated her 90th birthday by flying a four-seat Cessna....
Scientists' colossal squid exam a kraken good show
WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) -- It was a calm morning in Antarctica's remote Ross Sea, during the season when the sun never sets, when Capt. John Bennett and his crew hauled up a creature with tentacles like fire hoses and eyes like dinner plates from a mile below the surface....
Man wanted for robbery arrested at Frisbee tourney
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- A man wanted for an armed bank robbery in New York eluded authorities for four years until they caught up with him while he played at an ultimate Frisbee tournament in Oregon....
Officials beg pastor, strip club owner to end feud
COSHOCTON, Ohio (AP) -- Officials are pleading for a pastor and an Ohio strip club owner to stop weekly protesting of each other's establishments over a years-long feud....