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Council talks renewal of hotel/motel, restaurant taxes
The Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday discussed whether to renew hotel/motel and restaurant taxes, as well as the projects these taxes might fund. Council members discussed asking residents to renew the tax, but to be cognizant of how to present the proposal. Council members agreed a specific plan for the use of the money is necessary, especially with revenue coming from Isle Casino Cape Girardeau...
Cape school board approves lunch price increase
In their first meeting after the 2012-2013 school year, the Cape Girardeau School Board met Monday night to discuss a light agenda that included breakfast and lunch prices for the 2013-2014 school year. "Our breakfast program is served daily at no charge in all district buildings," said Lisa Elfrink, nutrition coordinator for the district. "Breakfast allows for a great start to the day, particularly during times of testing."...
New Franklin Elementary sees last day of first year
The excitement on the faces of children at Franklin Elementary School on Friday was evident in the time leading up to noon dismissal. It was the last day of school or, more correctly, the first last day of school at the new Franklin Elementary School building...
Appeals court rules in favor of Fruitland quarry
A Fruitland quarry that sits next to a private high school was given back its mining permit by a three-judge panel in the Missouri Eastern District Court of Appeals in St. Louis on Tuesday.
It has not been decided if Saxony Lutheran High School will continue to pursue the case to stop mining operations.
Strack Excavating LLC and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources Land Reclamation Commission appealed a September decision by Judge William L. ...
Jackson commencement moved to Show Me Center
Tonight's commencement ceremony for more than 350 Jackson High School students has been moved to the Show Me Center. The ceremony was originally scheduled to take place at school's football stadium. But with the forecast calling for rain, school officials made the decision Thursday morning to move the ceremony indoors...
Higher education news
Three Rivers College to open site in Scott City
Three Rivers College will open an outreach site at Scott City High School, expanding a relationship between the high school and college. Enrollment began with a registration event last week. Scott City public schools have a long-standing relationship with the community college through dual enrollment credit courses for high school students. ...
Largest Southeast graduating class receives degrees
More than 1,300 students -- the largest graduating class in Southeast Missouri State University history -- received degrees Saturday at the Spring Commencement ceremony. In all, 1,048 undergraduates and 283 graduate and specialist candidates received degrees. Two students earned cooperative doctoral degrees...
Regents vote to increase fees at Southeast
The Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents voted unanimously Saturday to increase incidental fees for the 2013-2014 academic year.
Incidental fees for resident undergraduate students will increase by $3.75 to $197.55 per credit hour. The incidental fees for non-resident undergraduate students will increase by $7, to $375.30 per credit hour. ...
SEMO regents to meet following graduation, consider fees
Southeast Missouri State University's Board of Regents will meet to consider student fee changes following the university's graduation ceremony Saturday. The board will consider an incidental fee schedule, special course fees and a transcript fee to take effect with the fall 2013 semester in a 4:30 p.m. meeting at the Student Recreation Center Dance Studio, next to the Show Me Center...
Southeast to begin summer hours
Southeast Missouri State University will begin its summer operating hours Monday through Aug. 19. University offices will operate from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Executive offices will remain open until 5 p.m. through the summer.
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The MCTM Regional Math Contest was held at Mineral Area College on April 6, with 13 area schools competing. Students in Grades 4-6 from Perry County Middle School attended the event. They include: 4th grade: Amari Moore,...
Reiss, Thieret honored as good sports
Aleshia Reiss and Kyle Thieret are good sports! The two Perryville High School athletes were recently honored by the Missouri State High School Activities Association for displaying good sportsmanship. Reiss is the daughter of Warren Reiss and Angie Reiss, and Thieret is the son of Brad and Dorris Thieret...
PACTC students restore historic City Park sign
An historic sign welcoming visitors to Perryville's City Park recently had a facelift, thanks to students at Perryville Area Career and Technology Center. The 1950s-era sign was recently dedicated at the park entrance on State Street at its intersection with Robb Street. For the last 60 years, the green and white sign was located along Highway 61 near East Ste. Maries St...
Kelly's Standout Signs with Webster University
Kelly's own Alan Lowe signs with Webster University in Webster Groves Missouri. Alan"s season was going amazing till sectional week when a injury occurred. Not making it to state in the 1600 but continuing in the 3200m relay was a dream for Alan. When asked what he liked bout Webster University he replied " it honestly feels like home, everyone's really nice to me and the teachers and coaches are awesome, I'm really excited bout academically and athletically achievements that are to come from there ". ...
ND Regional grad receives award at Avila
Aaron Arnzen, a sophomore business administration major from Cape Girardeau, Mo., was bestowed the annual Spirit of Avila award from Avila University in Kansas City in a ceremony coinciding with the university's graduation ceremonies May 11. The Spirit of Avila award is bestowed annually to an Avila student who goes above and beyond the call in positively exemplifying the spirit of Avila in service to the community and is in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university. ...
Strike Out Stroke
Stroke survivor Ron Greaser of Cape Girardeau throws out the first pitch at the Jackson High School baseball game at Herzog Field in Jackson on Wednesday, May 8. The event was part of "Strike Out Stroke" activities sponsored by SoutheastHEALTH and Southeast SportsCare...
Saxony is Scholar Bowl State Champions!
The Saxony Lutheran High School Varsity Scholar Bowl Team competed in the Class 2 Scholar Bowl State Tournament on the University of Missouri campus in Columbia on May 3. The eight schools advancing to the State Tournament from Sectional competition competed in three preliminary matches in the morning to determine advancement to Missouri's Final Four Teams...
Forrest Copeland sign's with Lindenwood Belleville
Forrest Copeland sign's with Lindenwood Belleville to play baseball at the next level.
CHS's Alayah Cooper-Johnson signs letter of intent
Pictured signing her letter of intent to attend Mineral Area College on a basketball scholarship is Cape Central High School Senior Alayah Cooper-Johnson. Seated at left is her mother, Tiesha Johnson, and at right, CHS Head Girls' Coach Sherri Shirrell. Standing at left is AAU Travel Team Coach Chuck Williams, and at right is Mineral Area College Head Women's Coach Gary Koch...
CHS Soccer Ace Nick Barnes signs letter of intent
"We are very proud of Nick and what he was able to accomplish throughout his high school career," said CHS Head Soccer Coach Dan Martin, as Nick Barnes signed his letter of intent to play for Missouri Baptist University in St. Louis. "We wish him the best of luck at the next level. He will be a great asset to Missouri Baptist."...
Two CJHS students earn top writing awards
Cape Central Junior High School Students Ella Valleroy, center, and Elizabeth Ustinov, right, are winners in the Southeast Missouri State University's Missouri Writing Achievement Contest. Pictured at left is the students' teacher, Gifted Facilitator Emily Goode, who entered their work on their behalf. Ella's poem, "I Am From," won 2nd Place in the Poetry Division. Elizabeth's entry, a fictional story, "Plan Blitzkrieg," won 1st Place in the Fiction Division...
Scott County Central Prom 2013
These girls was wearing the dresses provided by Dreams 2 Reality of Sikeston
CAPE COUNTY 4-H TEENS ATTEND CONFERENCE
1st row L-R: Steven Peters, Hailey Yates, Taylor Seyer, Rachel Wichern. 2nd Row L-R: Bridget Schumer-State Council Representative, Brent Seyer, Morgan Crutsinger. 3rd Row L-R: Angie Crutsinger-Chaperone, Dustin Oehl-State 4-H Council President. Six Cape Girardeau County 4-H members were among over 300 youth attending the largest state 4-H Teen Conference in Missouri history, March 29-30, at the University of Missouri, Columbia. ...
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