- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
One of the highlights of the Leadership Cape program every year is the presentation of project ideas. At the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce's First Friday coffee this month, four of the leadership groups presented their plans. Leadership Cape provides seven months of exposure to community operations and needs to its participants.
Two of this year's projects involved bicycle riding. One project would create bike lanes on some city streets, and another would encourage a bike-rental operation.
A third project would be an effort to educate residents and visitors about the city's history and points of interest. A fourth project would be a campaign to encourage residents to shop locally, thereby keeping the revenue in the local economy.
One of the facets of the leadership projects is identifying costs and coming up with a plan for covering those costs.
The project proposals are always interesting. As part of their involvement in the community, let's hope this year's leadership class will continue to promote their projects and, if feasible, make them happen.