- Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game (10/23/16)41
- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)9
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)9
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- One issue reveals Clinton's character (10/25/16)21
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- One victim IDs his attacker in shooting that killed woman (10/25/16)1
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser (10/23/16)3
- R.P. Lumber chain buys Southeast Missouri Builders Supply in Cape (10/25/16)7
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."