- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
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."