Car show a big success
On Sunday, Sept. 20, the River City Rodders along with Old Town Cape hosted their 38th Annual Car Show, now known as the River Tales Classic. This was the ninth year the show was held in downtown Cape, and the feedback regarding the location is positive. ...
Athiests: back off
When do we Christians tell these atheists to sit down and shut up? Who do they think they are to tell the sheriff he can't have our national logo on the police cars? What makes them think they have the right to dictate what we do? I know from my own experience there is a God. ...
Long-term care ombudsman
October is National Long-Term Care Residents' Rights Month, a time to acknowledge the contributions and sacrifices many long-term care (LTC) residents have made to better our community and to call attention to the rights of residents in long-term care facilities. This year's theme -- CARE Matters -- was selected to call attention to the fact that residents of LTC facilities deserve quality care...
Wimpy's Night a great event
My wife and I had the pleasure of attending the Wimpy's Night event at Centenary Methodist Church last Saturday. It was a splendid experience! I also had the distinct honor of speaking with my former boss, Freeman D. Lewis. I worked at Wimpy's from August 1959 to September 1967 -- all through high school and four years of college. ...
Leadership at Alma Schrader
How very proud I am of the leadership from Dr. Ruth Ann Orr, Julia Unnerstall, Rebecca Gentry and the entire staff at Alma Schrader School. They continue to seek out new methods to involve their students in ways that will develop these young lives into responsible, contributing adults in our great city...
Bring back WWII remains
I am writing this on a day when we are celebrating or at least commemorating the end of World War II. Few are alive who remember. A few more have heard stories directly from the participants. Most know of this only from history books or the movies. It is quickly becoming our forgotten war...
Cape Parks gracious hosts
A great big thank you to the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation for hosting the Amateur Softball Association Men's Class E Slow Pitch national championship this past weekend. Kaed Horrell, tournament director, and all the staff did an outstanding job hosting this event. ...
Regardless of how you feel about the Kentucky county clerk who refuses to issue marriage licenses to same- sex couples, you have to admit that she's a trendsetter. In Michigan, a Muslim man who heads a local license office for the state transportation department is now refusing to issue driver's licenses to women. Interestingly, as a result, traffic accidents in the area have dropped significantly...
Paid election letters
Indiana makes case for RTW
In 2009, President Barack Obama went to Elkhart, Indiana, to discuss his plans for America's slumping economy. His choice to make Elkhart the poster child for unemployment was intentional. At the time, Elkhart had the nation's highest unemployment rate at 20.3 percent...