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Wanna buy a wildebeest?

10th Anniversary Edition: New Wells was the home of Cotner & Schuppan store

The story behind Themis Street

Ford and Sons to cut ribbon on Jackson facility next week

River floodwall 1960

Mississippi Mutts is on the move!

The round sofa at Hecht's

Wellness and Health Fair seeking vendors

35 years later, and we still don't know what this is

A new face

Norman Lambert throws rolls

First look at the Cape riverwalk extension

Courthouse gazebo 1925

A weather graphic we haven't seen in awhile

10th Anniversary Edition: Crites & Keller Mercantile in Dutchtown

Singing chihuahua

August First Friday Coffee

Smokestack "soot menace" in Cape Girardeau

10th Anniversary Edition: All about Burfordville

Illmo 1953 aerial in detail

Community bloggers
Is "Trump the Braveheart" Igniting a Political Revolution?

Take the Worry Out of Your Car Rental

Don't Let this Sugar Substitute KILL your Dog!

THE FUDGE REPORT: Donald Trump's Secret Presidential Bucket List--revealed by Roger Stone!

Ending Trauma's Emotional and Physical Pain

BBB Scam Tracker

The Life of Christians and Caucasians in an Ever-Changing America.

INTERIM REPORT II - JULY 2015

Shifting Health Advice: "Eat This, Not That" Roulette?

Cool Summer

When to Sell Your Business

Inside on a Very Nice Day

OPENING WEEK FOR "SLEUTH"..........

Enjoy the 4th and Keep your Dogs Safe

Avoiding Ticket Scams

2016 Missouri Operating Budget

INTERIM REPORT I - JUNE 2015

Catfish: Bringing families together on the river and at the table

You Can't keep life from changing

Heroes of the American Revolution

"How's That Constitutional Democracy Working Out?" asks King George III.

Bags - They can Kill your Pets

Financial Planning

MDC confirms Perryville nuisance bear euthanized

Thoughts are magnets

Disaster Relief

The Writer of the Story

Celebrate fathers with free fishing days, fishing programs at Cape Nature Center

2015 Truly Agreed and Finally Passed

2015 SESSION - LEGISLATIVE HIGHLIGHTS

Bender named SEMO's starting quarterback

Dante Vandeven promoted to SEMO's No. 2 QB, starter undecided

Campaign aims to get Shumate in Hall of Fame

Southeast soccer team picked second, volleyball ninth in OVC preseason polls

Central's Young, Chisom in attendance for SEMO football practice

Former Southeast pitcher Winkelman selected to all-star game

Southeast's McCrum named to Fred Mitchell Award Watch List

SEMO football team tabbed to finish sixth by coaches and SIDs

2015 Semoball Cup

Stone to play in NBA summer league, Bradley will compete in Worldwide Invitational Camp

COLUMN: New SEMO president gets early challenge with AD search

Riedinger resigns as Kelly football coach

SEMO football game selected to air on ESPN3

SEMO football recruiting report

Three SEMO football players named preseason all-Americans

Six ND baseball players earn MHSBCA all-state honors

OVC Player of the Year Ashia Jones dismissed from UT Martin's women's basketball team

Group therapy post: The Cardinals did what?!?

SEMO pitcher Alex Winkelman drafted by Houston Astros

Lineup and live updates from Notre Dame's Class 4 championship game



Reflecting on Jimmy Carter
I met Jimmy Carter in the summer of 1975, when I was president of a small college in Muscatine, Iowa. Our county and the entire state of Iowa were Republican territory. Then, just as it is today, anyone who aspires to become president must begin in Iowa. More than a year before the election, I received a phone call from the Muscatine Country Democratic chairman asking me if they could use the small auditorium at our college for a speech by a presidential hopeful from Georgia...
Deer and the USPS: Making a connection isn't easy
You might not think the United States Postal Service and Cape Girardeau's deer overpopulation have much in common. You would be right. The USPS and deer are related topics only in this column. That's why it's so important to read this column every week. It makes you think about different topics at the same time. I know it's not much of a contribution, like being able to explain rap music or something like that, but it's the best I can do. So you're welcome...
Do something
During training, a few fellow trainees bestowed the nickname "Captain America" on Airman First Class Spencer Stone. As fate would have it, Stone showed the nickname was more accurate than most would realize. Stone is one of the three Americans who recently were traveling from Amsterdam to Paris and leapt into action, stopping a suspected terrorist aboard a high-speed train in France...
Trump's blares drown out serious GOP contenders
With Hillary Clinton in free fall and Joe Biden poised to gum up the works in the Democratic primary for president, you would think the GOP would be awash in glee over the prospects. Unfortunately for the Republicans -- and I count myself in the conservative wing of the GOP -- it's all Trump, all the time...
Progress happening all over town
I have a number of items that I would like to comment on this month, so this column will be split into several segments. First I would like to thank the citizens and voters of Cape Girardeau for the positive vote on our Transportation Trust Fund 5 plan for the years 2016-2020. This positive vote will continue our street improvements through the year 2020. Citizens will see major street repairs, particularly in subdivisions and neighborhoods over the next year...
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Naked, body-painted bicyclists ride through Philadelphia
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Golf club owner agrees to pay $100,000 over manure incident
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Teacher who was late 111 times says he was eating breakfast
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Lottery winners don't get largesse, but get left out
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Benedictine monk relaxing atop wind turbine spotted by drone
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WWI cannon swiped from outside Veterans of Foreign Wars post
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Girls named Destiny questioned in cliffside vandalism case
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Police confront North Dakota students armed with telescope
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'Fire hazard' home burns as couple signs deed to buy it
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Beware manspreading, enjoy wine o'clock: new Oxford words
LONDON (AP) -- Manspreading is so widespread it's now a word....