- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Let the residents of Cape submit slogans, logos
To the editor:
I recently read the local tourist bureau is spending $40,000 to devise a new slogan and logo to be used for promoting visitors.
Coming up with a promotional gimmick is not a bad idea. Spending $40,000 is.
My suggestion is the city and the Southeast Missourian should sponsor a contest for Cape Girardeau residents to come up with an idea or artwork for a city identity.
Nobody is more familiar with Cape's assets than its citizens.
The contest should be promoted to everyone. In particular, the effort should be promoted among schoolchildren and their teachers.
A prize should be offered plus a plaque inscribed with the logo indicating the recipient was responsible for the design.
The more likely submissions could be displayed on the newspaper's Web site, and readers could vote.
Ultimately, the decision should be left up to a committee from your editorial staff, the city and the tourist bureau managers.
My submission is below.