- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
Area efforts to help Gulf Coast residents whose lives have been turned upside down by Hurricane Katrina have ranged from money collected by school children to National Guardsmen helping to clear debris in New Orleans. All of it counts.
Last week, local monetary donations to the Red Cross and Salvation Army were approaching $200,000. SBC sent workers to help restore telephone service. Eleven AmerenUE linemen from Southeast Missouri are rotating into New Orleans every two weeks. Cape Girardeau's own 1140th Engineer Battalion is in New Orleans right now helping the city recover. Two camps, one in Kennett, Mo., and another in Benton, Mo., have been established in Southeast Missouri to house the hurricane refugees.
Hurricane Katrina has created needs that will continue for years. The work of helping these refugees has only begun.