- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)3
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)1
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)3
- Library provides free lunches this summer (6/19/17)
- Jackson School District giving away bricks from 'Old A' building (6/23/17)2
Wealth of autism knowledge shown
To the editor:I am writing in response to the visit of the Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism in Missouri that was held July 20 in Cape Girardeau. As chairman of the panel, I was extremely impressed at the turnout of interested parties and the wealth of knowledge that has been gathered on autism in Southeast Missouri.
I also wanted to personally convey how impressed I was to hear of all the hard work and support that state Sen. Jason Crowell of Cape Girardeau has done on this issue. Crowell was instrumental in getting funding and support for the Tailor Center and for the recent increase of funds awarded by Gov. Matt Blunt this past legislative session. Southeast Missouri has shown itself a leader in the state for autism awareness, and their elected representative to the Missouri Senate has done a great job in increasing that awareness statewide. Please keep up the great work on this important issue.
SCOTT T. RUPP, Chairman, Missouri Blue Ribbon Panel on Autism, Wentzville, Mo.