- 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
Community college a good idea
To the editor:Joel Osteen, minister at Lakewood Church, recently urged people to keep moving and not be satisfied with just what you have or what knowledge you know, but to add to it. I like that. I am a strong believer in progress. Much of it has already been seen, and more will follow, I'm sure.
Recent news has urged and even stressed the need of a community college in Cape Girardeau. The possibility of it, which has been the discussion among business leaders and others for many years, is finally coming out into the open.
It is the strong belief of the Career and Technology Center director that a community college will, without a doubt, help lower-income students to afford the first two years of schools and provide training in the medical field as well as other fields. The majority of students already show favor to the possibility. "Why not?" -- like my nephew in Tulsa, Okla., often responds.
Classed as a model is the Ozark technical school in Springfield, Mo., for turning a vocational school into a community school with an additional increase of students. I feel enlightened by the progress I see around me each day, and thus I am 100 percent in favor of a community college in Cape Girardeau, should the issue remain a possibility or in question. Now how about you?
PAULA E. KEMPE, Cape Girardeau