'Gone Girl' should be X-rated
We must begin by saying we were caught up into the hype of the movie "Gone Girl." We did not see it at the local theater but waited to purchase the DVD. Our interest was not in the hype about the book everyone raved about, and were told it contained copious amounts of vulgar language, etc.; our interests were in seeing the scenes shot in Cape Girardeau and the hopes to recognize local residents who were picked to be in the movie. ...
Youth sports banquet a big hit
This past Friday, I had the wonderful experience of attending the Celebration of Youth Sports Award Banquet at the Osage Centre. This event is in its second year of existence and had nearly 700 people in attendance. As you know, this event is developed and coordinated by the Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and the Parks Foundation Board. ...
To save a nation
The character of our nation is being challenged and changed. An emergency "CPAC" is a must for the survival of our nation in this crisis time. n We must be concerned citizens committed to right the wrongs and concentrate on the consequences of bad law and actions...
Paycheck bill is not helpful
After reading State Rep Holly Rehder's latest comments in the paper, I am disappointed. I shouldn't be. I should know by now how she is willing to overlook the interests of SEMO voters when it comes to labor issues. Rehder is misleading readers when she says, "Labor reform is still on the top of my list," and says she is "for employees' freedom." What she's really doing is pushing laws that would make us less free but reward the CEOs who demand tax breaks while shipping jobs out of Missouri...
Arguing Obama's faith
This letter is in response to David Limbaugh's column entitled "Obama Handcuffs America in War on Terrorism," which appeared in the Jan. 15 Southeast Missourian. In the fourth paragraph of this column, Mr. Limbaugh, in speaking of President Obama, states that, "He professes to be a Christian, yet his behavior screams otherwise."...
A void in leadership
In the Wednesday edition of the Southeast Missourian, the Sikeston Standard Democrat publisher, Michael Jensen, commented on the lack of our U.S. president's leadership during these terrorist attacks across the world's stage. I don't know where Mr. Jensen has been over the past 10 or so years, but our country has not had any good leadership in a very long time. We have had and always will have terrorists living around and among us, and, unfortunately, many are our own U.S. citizens...
Barbaric actions and delusion
The three barbaric terrorists who murdered 12 staff of Charlie Hebdo and four Jews in cold blood deserved to die. People such as these have no place in civilized society. These Islamic radicals live in their own delusional world, and are beyond all reasoning and civility. It is clear that religious fervor has shrunk their brains and narrowed their minds. Unfortunately, the worst is yet to come, as recruiters of radical Islam have mastered the art of brainwashing naive young men and women...
Thanks for Christmas box help
All of us who participated in Operation Christmas Child (OCC) would like to say thank you for all of your help this year. We were able to collect 24,099 boxes throughout the region. These boxes will be distributed to the children in Mexico. We look forward to working with you in 2015...
Leist left wonderful legacy
Editor's note: The following letter was submitted in response to the story "Students, colleagues remember Jackson's 'Mr. Music' Nick Leist": Thank you for honoring the life of a truly great man and teacher, Mr. Nick Leist. I am so thankful to have been a part of the legion of lives whom he touched over the years. His love for music was equaled only by the love he had for his family, his community, his friends and his students...