- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Important to display flags in Cape
To the editor:
As a former Cape Girardeau resident, I think it's great that CBS will be filming part of the "Early Show" in Cape Girardeau on Flag Day. I think the County Park location would be great, but someone needs to contact the VFW to ensure that the Avenue of Flags will be displayed. As the flag from my grandfather's funeral is one that they have for this purpose, I have been disappointed that Cape Girardeau is usually unable to display them due to inability to have people available to put them out and take them up after the display. I've often wondered why they do not use local Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts or local church groups to do this. Another idea would be for some local person, or possibly someone from the VFW or American Legion, to ask for community volunteers who would be interested in seeing that this is taken care of. Many other cities are able to display their flags, and as Cape Girardeau has such a large display, it's disrespectful to the many who have served our country that it's not displayed regularly. My grandfather served in World War I, and I'm always so proud to see his flag there. Each flag is on a pole with a plaque that gives identification of the veteran it represents. Maybe this could be food for thought.
VICKIE CASH, Jacksonville, Ill.