- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
- Cape's casino flourishing as it celebrates fifth year (10/22/17)4
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.