- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- 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)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Missouri State Fair ends this weekend
The Missouri State Fair wraps up in Sedalia on Sunday, so this is the last weekend to catch all the magic and excitement.
State fairs are full of interesting things. There are displays, lots of entertainers and competitions on everything from goats to floriculture. Information on everything there is at www.mostatefair.com.
This year had an unusual element. A Pony Express rider delivered the state's commemorative quarter during a Sunday celebration of the state's 182nd birthday. Gov. Bob Holden placed the coin on a map of the nation with help from his wife, Lori Hauser Holden. The coin features the Gateway Arch in St. Louis and the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
Lots of people are collecting those state coins and will be glad to see the newest one.
In addition, Secretary of State Matt Blunt is having a mock election where voters can pick their favorite baseball team: the Royals of Kansas City or the Cardinals of St. Louis. The results will be made public after the fair ends.
The Missouri State Fair is an excellent way to see something new, do something different and get ready for the SEMO District Fair in Cape Girardeau -- the oldest fair in Missouri -- in September.