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'Culpepper' star Geoffrey Lewis at Rialto

Freak accident - smashed 'bug'

Welcome to my page

Survivors remember 1949 escape

Salvation Army expands on Broadway

"UFO-distorted" glasses examined

Lesser known roads of the Shawnee Forest

Trucker claims UFO blinded him

Golden wedding anniversaries in the Stehr clan

Tom Runnels, Marble Hill sculptor

Independence St. railroad tracks

North Main then and now

10th Anniversary Edition: A lumber yard, a mercantile and a meat market

Leming Hall bites the dust

New school for Illmo, Fornfelt, Ancell

Big Oak Tree namesake felled

10th Anniversary Edition: Jackson's Central Hotel

Bridge dedication pageant 1928

Blog without words: Spring at Maintz Conservation Area in Cape Girardeau County

Wittenberg bomb shelter

Community bloggers
Memorial Day Proper

A Few 2015 Legislative Accomplishments

Chronic pain: Bearable, manageable or stoppable?

Moving Violations

Find your niche in life and do it

MDC Foresters: Cicadas have arrived in Cape, Perry, Scott counties

An Unusual Last Week

Grace Under Pressure

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 1

2015 Capitol Report XVII pg 2

Fostering kindness in your child


Veto Override of Welfare Reform Bill and Other Legislative Actions

BBB Shred Day

Happy Mother's Day from MDC!

2015 Capitol Report XVI pg 1

2015 Capitol Report XVI pg 2

Prevent ticks and chiggers from ruining a good time

Donor Spotlight: Carolyn Sandgren

House Bills Soon to See Senate Action


Swan's "Pill Mill" Bill and Education Bills Advance

Legislator Profile: Representative Kathy Swan (R-Cape Girardeau)

2015 Capitol Report XV pg1

2015 Capitol Report XV pg2

Donor Spotlight: Nicholas Burger

2015 District 147 Constitutent Survey Results

Swan's Remedial Education Bill Passed by Missouri House

Missouri Times story-HB 803

KOMU Interview-HB 377

Southeast baseball team advances to championship round of OVC tourney

Live Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament updates

District baseball tournaments postponed

Kelly's Tessa Johnson to sign NLI

Rick Ray keeps Jamie Rosser on SEMO men's basketball staff

Jackson's Tyler Slinkard to sign NLI

Video: Former Southeast baseball player Matt Tellor promoted to Rome Braves

Softball sectionals postponed

Southeast men's basketball team receives commitment from former Toledo commit

Updates from the Ohio Valley Conference softball tournament

2015 All-Ozark Foothills Conference Softball

Southeast guard JJ Thompson leaving men's basketball team

Sikeston's Fred Thatch gets offer from Missouri

2015 All-Ozark Foothills Conference Baseball Team

Southeast women's basketball early signees released from National Letter of Intent

69th Tom Hoover Ozark Invitational

Malden junior linebacker receives offer from Southeast Missouri State

Ty Margenthaler accepts assistant coaching position at Samford

Southeast Missouri State football injury updates

Southeast football team set to play Kansas in 2017

Stigma at a snail's pace
For several years "Tom" held a prominent job and considered himself to be successful in the field of finance. He was happy, had good friends, enjoyed life. Without warning, his behavior and life changed dramatically. Job performance declined, relationships lost. His sudden and contrasting shifts from extreme euphoria to severe sadness unsettled others. He was shunned. Tom was living Bi-Polar Disorder and the mindless stigma that accompanies mental illness...
Modern times: We are measured by our motorized vehicles
The regular session of classes at the university here in our favorite river city has ended. The summer session has begun. How do we know? Because there aren't as many automobiles going to and from the campus. The amount of traffic on city streets is just one measurement of activity. Another way to tell what's going on is to look at parking lots on the campus. They are all but empty. To get a higher education these days, it appears, one must burn gasoline as well as the midnight oil...
Memorial Day 2015
The Grand Army of the Republic was the nation's first veterans' organization, but the GAR's political and societal influence began to fade through the years as Civil War veterans continued to die off. On May 5, 1868, Gen. John A. Logan. commander of the GAR, issued a Memorial Day statement that is still apropos after 147 years. Here is a portion of that statement:"...
Cape's parks are a tremendous asset
Our annual Friends of the Park Day was held on April 25. It was again a great success despite the cloudy, damp weather. This is a great community event each spring that renews our park system for the coming summer season. This event brought out more than 340 volunteers including the SEMO Horticulture Club, Master Gardeners, several service clubs, Southeast University students, The Missouri Department of Conservation, several city advisory boards, the SEMO Fair Board, local garden clubs, plus other groups and a host of individuals.. ...
Societal disservice with 'gentlemen's Ds'
It's that time of year when graduates of all shapes and sizes march down the aisle, leaving the classroom behind and entering the real world. Those starry-eyed graduates will eventually form a line of leadership that takes society to much greater heights...
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A head scratcher: 9 brains found next to train tracks
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Woman uses obituary to say Brady innocent in 'Deflategate'
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Man sentenced for stabbing of bar doorman over bad drink
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Colorado city going dark this weekend to help stargazers
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Oregon community takes unusual approach to sea lion problem
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) -- An Oregon community is bringing in some unusual help to try to fix their sea lion problem. They're hoping a fake killer whale from Bellingham, Washington, will do the trick....
Fido al fresco? NY weighs allowing outdoor dining with dogs
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Naked man rescued after getting stuck on Florida drawbridge
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) -- Firefighters in Florida have rescued a naked man trapped on a raised drawbridge....
Giant hole forms at entrance of Missouri golf course
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Campaign worker sends fake news release saying foe left race
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) -- A campaign worker for a New Hampshire House hopeful has been charged with a felony for sending out a fake news release saying the opponent had dropped out of the race....
Polish brown bear crosses borders, highway, seeking mate
WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- A Polish brown bear went a wooing, little knowing that scientists were following all the way....