- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Cape Girardeau has so much to offer for critical needs
To the editor:
When taking a new position and moving to another state, one typically looks carefully for a bank, insurance agent, school and perhaps shopping amenities.
An overriding importance when relocating to another city is balance of physical, emotional, spiritual and other critical needs, as well as giving of oneself in a meaningful way in meeting needs of others, if an effective quality of life is to be achieved.
While having recently served several semesters as a professor of interior design at Southeast Missouri State University, I am most appreciative of the Cape Girardeau community, the university faculty, locally owned restaurants, retailers including antique shops, Habitat for Humanity, murals and historic preservation.
I am deeply thankful for the unforgettable kindnesses extended by the leaders and members of First Baptist Church and the Baptist Student Union.
From them I have gained life-changing experiences useful in my new work and community commitments. Hats off to the team spirit and warmth of these women and men, together with their follow-through as they render strategic empowering experiences, significant spiritual and material resources for the welfare of so many and the credibility of their vision and mission as commissioned by Christ.
Thank you, Cape Girardeau. Thank you, First Baptist Church.
Smiths Grove, Ky.