- 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
- 113 drug tests at Jackson High net one instance of illicit usage (1/11/17)15
- Two men shot after argument; houses also struck by bullets (1/12/17)21
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Two Cape men recovering after shooting (1/13/17)
- Imo's Pizza will be added to Rhodes 101 convenience store in Jackson (1/10/17)16
- Wallingford proposes bill to collect sales taxes on online purchases (1/11/17)30
Junior Achievement looking for donors
Junior Achievement is a program that uses community volunteers to teach elementary students about career choices, how businesses run and how the economy works. Provided at no cost to schools, JA's expenses for materials are covered by donations.
In the three years that JA has been active in Cape Girardeau County schools, some 2,800 students have participated. Teachers are enthusiastic about the hands-on approach. And volunteers have been willing to provide real-life experience.
But local funding hasn't materialized. So far, the funding -- it will take $13,000 for the coming school year -- has been provided by the JA program in St. Louis. But hard economic times for the state mean that funding won't be available this year.
Unless local donors are willing to step in and help, the program will end in Cape Girardeau County. The money has to be in place no later than Sept. 1.
Anyone interested in providing financial assistance for Junior Achievement is encouraged to call the program's office at 800-342-7119.