Congrats to Saxony girls
As team hosts for Missouri State High School Girls Soccer Championships in Blue Springs, Missouri, we had the opportunity to spend time with the soccer players, coaches, and fans from Jackson, Missouri. These people were distinguished representatives of their community, and you should be proud of the excellent impression they made in Blue Springs...
Soccer community mourns
It was a year ago today that the Southeast Missouri Soccer Community lost a dear friend with the passing of Joe David Frank. Like myself, Joe did not play soccer growing up, but learned the sport while coaching his children in youth soccer. From there, Joe became a fixture at games as a referee at high school and youth soccer games. ...
Before more troops, a plan
President Obama recently assigned an additional 450 troops to Iraq. In one of its recent issues, The Economist magazine opined that the United States should continue to be involved in the Middle East to counter the presence of the Islamic State, provide stability in the oil market and counter nuclear proliferation. In one of his most recent op-ed pieces, Charles Krauthammer said that we should begin providing large amounts of military supplies to the Iraqi Kurds...
Changing debit card security
Missouri consumers and retailers should be aware of major changes that will occur this fall as tens of millions of credit and debit cards will be replaced in a national endeavor to provide more secure transactions. Banks that issue credit cards will replace the old cards that have a magnetic strip with cards that have embedded computer chips that store account data and provide additional security for consumer transactions...
Post Office finances
Your story on Cape Girardeau's mail-processing center keeping some operations through 2015 was generally thorough but vague on postal finances -- the very factor the Postal Service cites in pushing to reduce services to the public. That push goes beyond slowing the mail; it also includes ending Saturday and door-to-door deliveries. ...