Matheny talk was inspiring
I wish to express my appreciation to the Southeast Missourian and the Arrow for their efforts in bringing St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny to our community. Mr. Matheny presented an engaging and well delivered speech that was simply outstanding. As a community member, and someone who works with college students, I found his message and focus on improving those things you have control over, as particularly relevant for our Southeast Missouri State University students...
Letter to the editor: Special thanks to Scott City teens
This is an open thank you to the students, teachers and cooks at Scott City High School for the wonderful meal that was prepared and served to the senior members of our community. I understand that it was done by FBLA and National Honor Society. Too many times, most news we hear of our younger generation is not all that good; however, it's good to know that there are young folks who care enough to be grateful to the older folks...
Define foreign policy goal
With a Republican majority in the Senate, it is probable that John McCain will become the chair of the Armed Services Committee. He has insisted that American ground troops must be sent into Syria and Iraq to fight the Islamic State, calling Mr. Obama's air-strikes-only strategy "a disaster."...
Column misses full picture
Regarding the Oct. 31 edition, "Seek answers instead of wallowing in ignorance" column by Joe Sullivan. I do agree with much of Mr. Sullivan's column, especially regarding proper manners, etc. I can't help, however, but wonder if Mr. Sullivan has taken any note of the many acts of mayhem, murder and numerous other atrocities committed by the Muslim community on a worldwide basis. ...
Thank you for congratulations
I want to thank everyone who called, sent cards and congratulated me in person during my recent induction into the new Illinois Basketball Hall of Fame and Museum in Champaign, Illinois, Oct. 18. While I was originally inducted in 1985, this was special because my family was present, especially my children and grandchildren...
Thank you for Vintage NOW success
On behalf of the clients, staff, volunteers and board of directors of the Safe House for Women, I would like to convey our sincere appreciation and gratitude for the community's support of the 2014 Vintage NOW 5 Fashion Show. The vision of the Safe House for Women is a community in which residents live free from abuse and violence. As our largest fundraiser, the support raised through Vintage NOW contributes significantly to our ability to provide client services that meet our vision...
Cape Girardeau is taxed enough
I love and support our local fire department. I realize how important it is for the Fire Department to get every penny of the money they need to continue to maintain critical services and adequate facilities and vehicles. This is exactly why I got so upset to hear that the Cape Girardeau city manager Scott Meyer, along side Mayor Harry Rediger, say that, "the tax also has helped free enough general revenue to help provide necessary funds to the police department," according to the Southeast Missourian.. ...
Enjoyed newspaper anniversary edition
We rejoiced with all of you as we shared in the reading of Sunday's tribute and remembrance to the history of the Southeast Missourian. The photos and calendar memories were very special, and inspiring. Most of us don't take the initiative to document the "times in our lives" with written details. ...
Realtors board endorses fire tax
On Oct. 23, at our monthly meeting, members of the Cape Girardeau County Board of REALTORS unanimously voted to support the Public Safety Trust Fund and fire sales tax renewal issue on the city of Cape Girardeau November ballot. REALTORS are here to protect and serve property owners. ...
Sun should set on fire tax
Sun should set on fire tax Instead of doggy parks and water slides, don't you think the elected representatives of Cape Girardeau citizens should have spent on the fire department? They didn't! And now they're asking you for more taxes to fund the fire department when the city council did not. Make no mistake, the proposition on the Tuesday ballot is a tax increase. If you vote "yes," you'll be paying more taxes...
Amendment removes local control
Amendment 3 is a critical issue in this election cycle. It will mandate that teacher evaluations be based on "quantifiable student performance data" (aka standardized tests). Reasonable people can agree that teachers need to be evaluated just like everybody else who works for a living; they already are. ...