- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Thankful People: Moore family counts its blessing after harrowing accident (11/23/17)
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Deal Finder brings 'unique' shopping to Cape Girardeau (11/24/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
Two women whose work promotes the teaching of literacy and music were honored last week by the Zonta Club, an organization whose goal is to advance the status of women. Both women exemplify that goal.
The club gave its Women of Achievement Award to Jeanine Larson Dobbins and its Celebration Award to Judith Farris.
Dobbins directs the Missouri Statewide Early Literacy Intervention Program, which was designed to ensure that by the third grade all Missouri children will be able to read. She coordinated the recent opening of the university's Reading Recovery Training Center, which teaches teachers how to tutor first-graders having trouble with reading and writing.
Farris, a Cape Girardeau native whose career includes world-classopera and star-studded vocal coaching in New York City, recently returned home to teach vocal music at Southeast. Her teaching has had a positive impact on the already high quality of the university's musical productions.
Congratulations on well-deserved honors.