- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)5
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)43
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)3
Those county Grinches ...
To the editor:'Twas the days before Christmas, and all through the county
Deputies were anticipating their promised new bounty.
The voters had spoken, and from all we could tell
A promise was a promise until the Grinch said, "Promise, hell!"
Day one of the New Year will begin the new tax
The people will pay, and they won't be lax.
But the commissioners say it will be three months' time
Before the county collects those first dimes.
Poorer counties all 'round this great state
Envy the reserves of the county of Cape.
We could tap those reserves and do our deputies right
If only the county Grinches weren't so tight.
The new taxes are coming and soon will be here
And can pay back the reserves the Grinches hold dear.
For their hard work for low pay it only seems right
To say "Merry Christmas, deputies, and to all a good night."
MIKE BUCHANAN, Cape Girardeau