Charles Stamp Jr. and his incredible journey
It was his junior year at Southeast Missouri State University, and Charles Stamp Jr. was contemplating a question many college students face at that time in their lives: What's the next step? Stamp, who grew up in Piedmont, Mo., Cape Girardeau and Sikeston, Mo., knew part of the answer to that question. ...
Bekki Cook: From state government to kindergarten
Bekki Cook is a mom, lawyer, former secretary of state and education advocate. And like many individuals wearing multiple hats, efficiency has been key to her success. Recently she sat down for an interview and talked about why she pursued a career in law, her road to the secretary of state's office, politics and policy, and her passion to help children read...
The Sunday Interview: Neal E. Boyd is raising his voice
Neal E. Boyd is living a dream. Or as his mother puts it: He's always had delusions of grandeur, now he's just living out his delusions. The Sikeston, Mo., native -- called by some "The voice of Missouri" -- wowed the world three years ago winning the NBC show "America's Got Talent."...
Michael Long: From physics to communication
Nearly every day bootheel native Michael Long helps even the most communicatively adverse individuals express their ideas in a concise manner. But Long's road to becoming an accomplished author, essayist, award-winning screenwriter and speechwriter for presidential candidates and business leaders, among others, was anything but conventional...
Mark Stacy: From Southeast Missouri to international expert
Cape Girardeau native Dr. Mark Stacy is one of the preeminent experts on neurology, having published more than 100 manuscripts on Parkinson's disease, dystonia, tremor and other movement disorders. Earlier this week Stacy spoke on all things Southeast Missouri and health care related...
The Sunday Interview
Southeast Missourian editorial-page coordinator interviews newsmakers with ties to Southeast Missouri in The Sunday Interview.