- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
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.