- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Former Cape cop faces stealing-by-deceit charge (6/18/17)4
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)2
- Cape man faces charges of victim tampering (6/18/17)
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Fire destroys two greenhouses at Travelers Gazebo site in Cape (6/22/17)
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)
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.