- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- 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
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Councilman takes role in youth mentoring program
Charlie Herbst, city councilman of Cape Girardeau and one of the founders of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Cape Girardeau, has assumed the position of chairman of the local strategic growth council.
Herbst has served on the council since its founding in 2000. He will become a voting member of the BBBS of Eastern Missouri board of governors.
Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. The eastern Missouri affiliate, founded locally in 1914, is 12th largest in size among 470 affiliates across the country. In 2005 more than 280 children in Cape Girardeau County and Scott City were served in one-to-one mentoring friendships.