- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
Student has a good grip on his future
Radio news anchor.
Sunday school teacher.
School board candidate.
It appears that 18-year-old Sean Copeland has taken the struggles thrown into his life and turned them into meaningful opportunities.
His uplifting story was told on the front page of the Southeast Missourian several days ago, and the reaction has been nothing but positive.
Copeland's father died several years ago, and his mother died in 2002. Although he lives with relatives, Copeland pretty much takes care of himself and finds ways to make a contribution wherever and however he can.
Students who are acquainted with him say Copeland is a genuinely good guy. And his teachers and other adults who know him have only good things to say about him.
It is often out of adversity that great men and women rise to prominence in our society.
There are plenty of folks who support Copeland's ambitions in so many ways.
We bet there are plenty of folks who will be his supporters in the future, no matter what he chooses to make of his life.
Copeland for president? Maybe it's a little too early for that. But it's not far-fetched.