- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Successful ideas honor those who followed through
To the editor:
How often does someone send a letter describing how he has been wrong? The paper described the barbecue contest, now in the 11th successful year. It is largely the project of the agricultural committee of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, of which I was a member. When the contest was first proposed, I expressed timidity at the idea.
I also had strong doubts about the prospects of the Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau's plan for a Soap Box Derby and was impressed by Thoreau's caution that "Possessions are more easily acquired than gotten rid of." Fortunately, bolder residents than I carried these projects to fruition.
Dr. Edward Schneider, Charlie Knote, Leta Bahn, Dieter Jedan and others can look upon these projects as personal tributes. I find wisdom and refuge in Pope's cliche: "Be not the first by which the new is tried, nor yet the last to lay the old aside."