- Deputies: Man, woman tried to arrange killing of his estranged wife (5/21/17)1
- Former coroner convicted of felony theft now faces prison in misdemeanor case (5/23/17)2
- Cape police say man assaulted, kidnapped girlfriend (5/21/17)2
- Woman may lose foot after being hit by moped (5/24/17)
- Illinois Trail of Tears site where Cherokee buried named to National Historic Register (5/24/17)
- Business notebook: Woman, sister-in-law buy Perryville custom-wear shop (5/22/17)
- Police: Woman arrested after meth found hidden in pants (5/26/17)2
- Cape man accused of shooting a woman in Jackson (5/21/17)
- Police apprehend Charleston man they say hit Cape woman with car (5/24/17)
- Broadening horizons: Heartland Dream Team founder stays committed to area youth (5/21/17)2
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.