- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)47
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- Statement: Man says cops’ good work drove him to grow his own marijuana (05/01/16)1
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- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
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Autistic 9-year-old boy needs to be challenged; Mr. K needs to keep warm
Randy, 9, has autism, and it's frustrating for his father to see him bored. His teacher suggested specific toys that would really help keep Randy challenged and amused. Topping the list are any Dr. Seuss books, followed by 25- to 50-piece puzzles and Play-Doh with cookie cutter shapes. She said any kind of hand-held battery operated games, like Game Boy, would also make his Christmas brighter and books on tape (any level) are a great asset for this child. To help him with his motor skills a giant exercise ball, like the ones used for abdominal exercises, would help Randy.
Christmas for the Elderly
Mr. K, who currently has no income and is awaiting a response from Social Security disability, can't afford the medications he needs for a hernia and mental illness. To help him keep warm until a decision is made, he would be grateful for area rugs and a space heater. Levi jeans with a 36 waist or large shirts, gloves or sweaters would help to keep him warm considering Mr. K's old trailer has no heat and he relies on a couple of space heaters. His wish list also includes large white socks, a lamp that stands on the floor, blankets or cleaning supplies. A mop or broom would also be useful. What would really top off the season for him would be a ham, turkey, canned goods, bread, eggs and bacon.
Donations can be dropped off at the Southeast Missourian offices. Monetary donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702-0004.