- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)39
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Ray's of Kelso, Plaza by Ray's to change ownership; Fonn to buy enterprise (04/20/16)3
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)4
- Cape council approves nearly $1M in park, sculpture projects with little public discussion (04/22/16)37
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- 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)
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