- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
Helping to meet fundamental needs
To the editor:
I was pleased to read about Missouri House Speaker Rod Jetton's bill to supplement food-assistance programs.
Our country has been blessed with great wealth and financial resources. As Christians, we have an obligation to meet the fundamental needs of the most vulnerable members of our society. Mr. Jetton's bill is a step in the right direction by providing food to the elderly and encouraging donations to local food pantries.
The government cannot solve all of our problems, but this bill will create a partnership with the private sector to fight hunger in our state.
ALLEN MOSS, Jackson