- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)7
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)38
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Make a difference
There is something satisfying and uplifting about a day devoted to doing something good. Hundreds of people in Southeast Missouri could feel good about themselves after last Saturday's Make a Difference Day, which is sponsored nationally by USA Weekend, the Sunday magazine in the Southeast Missourian and hundreds of other newspapers.
Individuals, groups and organizations found ways to help their neighbors and their neighborhoods during Make a Difference Day. They painted a mural, gathered cleaning supplies and hygiene products, cleaned up a city, spent time with the elderly, promoted literacy and raised money for worthy causes. And much, much more.
Other groups are planning their own Make a Difference Day projects for different days, and their efforts will be just as appreciated as those on the official day.
Helping someone else is still just about the best thing anyone can do. There are a good many Southeast Missourians who know the feeling.