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Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015

Letters

Thanks to math-a-thon sponsors (03/31/15)
I would like to think the most generous corporate sponsors for our Scott City school 2015 St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Math-a-thon. The children did a great job in collecting for this worthy cause, as well as improving their math skills. However, our total would not have reached over the $5,000 it did if not for the help from the following corporate sponsors: Amick-Burnett Funeral Home, Interior Plus, Simpson Excavating, Don Sanders Insurance, Dakota Heating & Plumbing, Sam Glastetter Ecaxavating, Tangles & Knots Beauty Shop, Medicap Pharmacy, ISI Environmental & Recycling, Twin City Auto Sales, Sally Noon State Farm Insurance, Estes Auto Body, Bohannon Cleaners and McDonald Farmers Insurance.. ...
Restore funding for elder abuse hotline (03/31/15)
Most Missourians are unaware that the state of Missouri maintains a "hotline" which can be used to report instances of abuse or neglect involving individuals who are elderly or handicapped. Most states operate the hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week...
Letter: Film tax credits have another side (03/27/15)
I was disappointed with the one-sided reporting of the article, "Rep. Swan Reintroduces Film Tax-Credit Bill" (March 19, 2015). The front-page article failed to mention that there is opposition to the bill. By only reporting the positions of those in support of reinstating Missouri's film tax credit program, you are painting a distorted portrait of what occurred at the hearing...
Letter: Thank you for CASA coverage (03/27/15)
Thank you to The Southeast Missourian and reporter Katherine Webster for the informative article on Court Appointed Special Advocates that ran in Monday's newspaper. As a not-for-profit organization that trains volunteers to serve as juvenile justice advocates for foster children, CASA is always seeking volunteers to enable us to provide a voice in court for a greater number of the foster children in the 32nd Judicial Circuit of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties...
Letter: Notre Dame basketball team showed class in Columbia (03/27/15)
We are writing to congratulate the Notre Dame Cape Girardeau Bulldogs on their third-place finish at the Missouri Boys Class 4 Basketball Championships in Columbia, Missouri, this past week. It was our good fortune to serve as the local team hosts during the Bulldogs' stay in Columbia...
Reader loves 'Pants' (03/22/15)
Two weeks ago the Missourian had an article about Stephen Limbaugh's new CD titled 'Pants.' I ordered it on amazon.com and have played it many times, marveling at the talent of this young man. I have seen Stephen perform, which makes listening to his CD even more special as I picture his extreme focus and body expression...
Wybert is unselfish (03/20/15)
Editor's note: The following letter was written in response to a story published March 13 that stated Alice Wybert had been charged with two counts of animal abuse. A follow-up story is published in today's edition with Safe Harbor's side of the story...
Honoring everyday heroes (03/17/15)
Dear editor, It's Red Cross Month, and we would like to recognize our everyday heroes. These are our volunteers who help disaster victims get on the road to recovery. They give blood to help someone in the hospital. They brighten the day of an injured service member in a hospital. They take our classes and step forward to help someone having a heart attack or to save a drowning child...
Story on prayer group (03/16/15)
Thank you for the article in the Southeast Missourian (March 8, 2015) about the "Introduction to Centering Prayer" program at St Mary's Church on March 21. I want to let your readers know how to register for the program and where you can go to practice Centering Prayer here in Cape Girardeau...
Students shine at fundraiser (03/15/15)
Are you smarter than an Alma Schrader Elementary student? I am always amazed at the level of commitment from the staff of Alma Schrader to make everything a "teaching and learning" experience. The recent fundraising Knowledge-A-Thon (KAT), sponsored by Alma Schrader's PTO, was packed with students demonstrating their knowledge to the 75 community volunteers who helped with the event...
Help available for insurance (03/13/15)
Editor's note: The following letter to the editor was sent in response to the story "As deadline looms for health plans, navigators help consumers sign up": While many questions and concerns still remain in the minds of many Americans about the future of the Affordable Care Act (aka Obamacare), one thing is still for sure. ...
Reflection on Schweich death (03/13/15)
The editorial on Missouri auditor Tom Schweich requires more than political reflection. Politics has become what it is because of our personal beliefs. No one believes they are responsible for their actions. The ill-informed voter you talk about is very good at being irresponsible. You say the majority of GOP supporters and voters are Christian. Don't people realize that as Christians we are going to be held responsible for our beliefs and actions?...
Bad behavior in politics (03/10/15)
Suicide of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich brought back memories of another gubernatorial candidate who came close to meeting the same fate a few years ago due to merciless bullying by hateful party Old Guard. Some years ago a naive but decent doctor friend of mine decided to run for the office of the governor. ...
Missouri misses Tom Schweich (03/08/15)
Tom Schweich, though he's gone to his eternal reward, he remains among us, as an exemplary man -- a model of the very best Missourians. Learned. Brilliant. Hardworking and supremely effective. Unwavering honesty and integrity. A true people's servant. I am proud of our friendship. Oh, my, how we miss him now, and will in Missouri's future...
Nuclear deal and Iran (03/06/15)
Except for the citizens of Iran and their allies, no one wants that country to acquire nuclear weapons. In simplest terms, there are two approaches in dealing with the government in Tehran. First, the administration position calls for a long-term agreement with Iran that limits enrichment to low levels, allows for intrusive inspections and would gradually ease some sanctions if Iran sticks with the program...