Guest commentary: Cape Girardeau should think twice before establishing CID
Over the past two decades, Missouri has seen an explosion of new, alphabet souplike taxing districts that increase tax rates to fund new services of questionable public purpose. These districts include the use of Tax Increment Financing (TIF), Transportation Development Districts (TDD), Community Improvement Districts (CID) and more. ...
Guest commentary: Downtown Cape Girardeau is doing it right with CID
I am usually sympathetic to the perspective of the St. Louis-based Show Me Institute, whose writer David Stokes in a nearby column cautions the City of Cape Girardeau about the establishment of a Community Improvement District in the downtown. But in this case Stokes strokes with too broad a brush, failing to understand the specifics of the effort in Cape Girardeau. ...
Kage FCE club celebrates anniversary with cookbook
I hope you and your family are together and having a very joyous Easter Sunday celebrating the resurrection of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We will be together as a family enjoying some wonderful food, and I hope you have that same opportunity...
Pair of blue-winged teals
The blue winged teal is a common dabbling duck that measures about 15 inches long and weighs less than one pound. The adult male has a distinctive white vertical bar between the eye and beak. The female is a bit smaller and is mottled brown. Both sexes display a blue patch of feathers on the shoulders of their wings when flying...
Want wisteria advice? Ask your wife
As many of you know, I like to putter in the yard. This includes several flower beds. And then there are a variety of shrubs and flowering trees. I like all of them. Except, of course, the wisteria. You have heard me complain about the wisteria in our yard. I planted it about 15 years ago. It bloomed once. I don't know what I did that year to produce blossoms. I've tried all the tricks I could find on the Internet and from talking to successful gardeners in the area. No more blooms...
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