- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Area Head Start gets $1.7 million
The Department of Health and Human Services has approved $7.3 million in federal funds for Missouri Head Start programs.
East Missouri Action Agency Inc. will receive $1,737,283 in federal dollars. Since its organization in 1965, it has served Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Iron, Madison, Perry, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve and Washington counties. In 2001, it provided services for more than 7,000 low-income families.
Begun in 1964 to foster healthy development in low-income children, Head Start has expanded into a variety of services, including early childhood development; nutrition; and parent involvement.
Sen. Kit Bond, R-Mo., made the announcement about the funding on Tuesday.