- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Couple ready to serve their neighbors
Stories about Jim and Billie Probst are so incredible, they come across like parables on generosity. "The Good Samaritan" might as well have been about them.
When America is at its worst, the Probsts are at their best. They leave their home in Doniphan, Mo., and check in at the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the American Red Cross office in Cape Girardeau. Then it's off to assist wherever and however they are needed.
Most recently, that was to the East Coast to assist victims of Hurricane Isabel, whose houses were destroyed and who have been forced to live without electricity or clean water.
The couple also worked for 28 days at ground zero at the World Trade Center and came to Jackson in May to help families who lost their homes and businesses to a devastating tornado.
Red Cross leaders say they need more volunteers like the Probsts. Even those who can't take off to help their neighbors physically can do so financially by sending money to the Disaster Relief Fund, American Red Cross, 2430 Myra Drive, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63701.