Community digest 5/29/03

Thursday, May 29, 2003

Emerson's mobile office to visit area June 5

U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson's (R-Mo.) mobile office will make local stops so that her constituents can be in better contact with their federal representative. Mobile office director Darren Lingle, will be able to answer the public's questions and write down constituent's concerns from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. June 5 at the Marble Hill Library and from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce.

Veterans benefits topic of program Saturday

Attend the SuperMarket of Veterans Benefits from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the National Guard Armory, 2626 Independence, Cape Girardeau. All information and services are free of charge. The event is sponsored by Lt. Gov. Joe Maxwell's office, the Missouri Veterans Commission and the SuperMarket of Veterans Benefits Committee.

Information including job search and legal assistance, small business help, health screenings, veterans organizations, educational opportunities, veterans benefits and credit/debt assistance will be available. For more information call 270-5752.

Cooking healthy with herbs seminar Saturday

A seminar on herbs will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Diebold Orchards, 217 N. Outer Road, Benton. Guest speaker and expert herb grower Kristy Friedrich will answer any questions you may have about herbs. Don and Carol Koehler, longtime herbalists, will present Cooking With Herbs. For more information call Judy at (573) 545-3571.

Relay For Life needs volunteers for July event

Volunteers are still needed to help out during this year's Relay For Life, an annual fund raiser to help the American Cancer Society with research to find a cure; help prevent cancer through education; support legislation to reduce cancer's impact and assist cancer patients and their families.

A meeting will be held at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau at 6:30 p.m. June 9. This is the registration deadline for teams.

The Relay for Life will take place at 6 p.m. July 11 to 6 a.m. July 12.

Volunteer services of nurses, doctors, or individuals in the health-care profession are needed to work at the first aid station during the relay; those interested in helping clean up after the survivor reception or to work the information and registration table from 5 to 10 p.m. may contact Tim Hahn at tim. hahn@capecountyrelay. org.

Bake sale to raise funds for Relay for Life

As a fund raiser for the American Cancer Society's upcoming Relay for Life in July, a bake sale will be held beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday at Jackson Wal-Mart.

Registration for painting class ends Monday

Wesley United Methodist Church will hold a craft class, providing knowledge, paint and room to practice, beginning at 7 p.m. June 12, 19 and 26 at the church, 142 Carnation Lane, Jackson. The class will be limited to 20 and the last day of registration is Monday.

For more information contact the Rev. Eric Schmidt at 243-5948, or email him at Pastor@WesleyUnited.Net.

Christian Women's Club to sponsor luncheon

The Cape Girardeau County Christian Women's Club, an interdenominational organization, is sponsoring a luncheon to be held at noon June 9, at the Holiday Inn in Cape Girardeau. "Wings of Summer" is the theme. Luncheon and day care reservations may be made by calling Nancy Barnett at (573) 866-3271 or Bonnie Mackey at 243-2860, by June 5.

The luncheon's special feature is "Glen's Butterflies."

Off-campus students to get smoke detectors

Student Government and the president's office of Southeast Missouri State University are making 500 smoke detectors available for off-campus students beginning in the fall 2003 semester. They may be picked up at textbook rental in the fall. Details will be available later.

Library poetry coffee house to meet June 16

The next monthly meeting of the Poetry Coffee House will take place at 7 p.m. June 16 in the Hirsch Community Room of the Cape Girardeau Public Library. Herb Taylor and Art Wilhite will present "Klohn and Droyd: A Play for Listening in One Act," for all those attending. The Poetry Coffee House is free and open to the public.

Jackson Public Library announces story times

Register at the Jackson Public Library circulation desk, 100 N. Missouri St., Jackson, or by phone, 243-5150, for summer story times. Adults must stay with children under 5 years of age.

Fun projects, cool contests and laugh-out-loud books will preside at entertaining get-togethers held at 1 p.m. Wednesdays June 4 to July 30, with a celebration planned for Aug. 1. Call Gayla for more information.

Boy Scouts will retire old United States flags

Do you have an old United States flag that needs retiring? Boy Scout Troop 311 will provide that service. Please bring old and frayed United States flags to the Jackson Buchheit Customer Service Desk by closing time June 14. On June 16, Boy Scout Troop 311 will retire flags at 7 p.m. at the Jackson Armory near the City Park. The public is invited to attend.

-- From staff reports

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