- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)43
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)31
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
In the corridor
Cape Girardeau has the resources to help the numerous at-risk children who live in the Red Star district and on the city's south side. The Boys and Girls Club, the Salvation Army and the Cape Area Family Resource Center all have programs meant to serve these children. But children living on the south side have difficulty getting to the Boys and Girls Club on Broadway, the Salvation Army has a gymnasium but has not had a facilities director since July, and the family resource center lacks the funding to help all of its targeted populations -- families, elderly people and children.
With the help of a $10,000 start-up grant from Procter & Gamble, these organizations and others have created the River Corridor Task Force with the aim of finding ways to get the resources that already exist in the community to the people who need them.
One supposition is that better funding will start providing answers. We also encourage the task force to enlist the help of the churches who serve these same children.