- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)2
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Century brings temperature changes
To the editor:
Joel Ostun, regular Sunday morning speaker at Lakewood Church in Houston, recently spoke on memories. I am sure many of the thoughts included the global warming that has been plaguing the nation, claiming lives and causing destruction.
Though chances look slim, maybe in time temperatures will return to days when seeing a many walking down Broadway in early June wearing an overcoat brought shivers. We also saw tomato plants freeze in the middle of May. Those were the days when a little heat from the oven felt good.
The pleasant 55-degree temperature in Alaska during summer months is what Jean Thoma, beauty salon manager at the Lutheran Home, experienced when visiting her daughter. Today, with this sweltering heat, she wishes she could schedule a plane back to Alaska.
I have seen many changes during my 100 years, but, believe me, the global warming has topped them all. Who knows what weather pattern will follow? I wouldn't even try to bet. How about you?
PAULA E. KEMPE, Cape Girardeau