- Waller deemed competent to stand trial (1/11/17)5
- Young Elvis impersonator from Bernie performs on 'Ellen DeGeneres Show' (1/12/17)
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)7
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)1
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Governor cuts $146 million, colleges take hit (1/17/17)
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.