- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
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.