- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Thanks for 1140th stories, photos
To the editor:
I cannot tell you how much the articles by Scott Moyers and the photos by Don Frazier regarding the 1140th Engineer Battalion cleanup mission in New Orleans mean to me. My son is there. It keeps me so well-informed on what is going on with them. My son calls occasionally but cannot convey all that these articles tell.
Each of these soldiers have a story, and the articles and photos summarize them so well. Each one has touched me and reminded me of the situations my son has been in with the Guard.
My son has been in for seven years. He joined at 17 years and a day. We had to sign for him. It was a difficult thing as a mom to do, but he has flourished and has helped in so many ways. We are so proud of him. He, like one of the soldiers mentioned, has been to the Olympics. The Guard has sent him to Germany, Japan and several U.S. states. He spent 14 months in Iraq with the Missouri Guard 203rd. He even sent his dog, Bunker, back from Baghdad.
It is amazing to see how the Guard members put their lives on hold to do their duty for our wonderful country. These soldiers have a special mission in life. God bless and keep them. And God bless and keep Scott and Don as they perform their mission of information.
DOROTHY GREEN, Whitewater