- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- Cape man accused of secretly recording women, posting to porn site (11/22/17)
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- 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)
- Thankful People: Kirsten Strebe recovers from traumatic car accident, brain injury (11/23/17)
- Rep. Swan opposes effort to fire education commissioner (11/20/17)2
Litzelfelner gave players a lesson they never forgot
To the editor:
We'll miss Jim Litzelfelner, who died recently. He coached Jackson's American Legion baseball team many years, and I went with him to New Madrid to play that city's team. On the return trip, we stopped at a cafe in Sikeston. Jim said, "Cover the grill with hamburgers and make plenty of chocolate malts for a hungry baseball team."
After a while, Jim said, "Where's Lewis?" The boys said, "He's out in the truck. He won't come in." The cafe man said, "Is he black? We don't serve blacks." Jim said, "Everybody up. Follow me." And out he went.
I looked at the grill covered with sizzling meat. We went to a cafe in Cape Girardeau where we all ate together.