- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Neelys Landing man shot, killed by highway patrol trooper after traffic stop (05/01/16)36
- 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)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 2016 All-Missourian Boys Basketball (04/29/16)
- 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)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
Community Q&A 02/16/04
Lives in: Cape Girardeau
Family: I am married. My husband is Michael Parker, and I have two children, Adam, 14 and Derek, 12.
Job: I teach at Southeast Missouri State University in the Department of Social Work. I coordinate the Title IV-E Child Welfare Training Project. I train social work students to work for the Missouri Children's Division (formerly known as DFS) in the child protection unit. I also work part-time for Tender Hearts Child Therapy Center as a child therapist.
What do you like most about the area? I like the fact that Cape Girardeau offers a great atmosphere in which to raise children.
Favorite food: Chocolate anything!
Favorite TV show: "Judging Amy."
Best advice: Leave the world a little bit better than you found it.
What would you do if you won the lottery? Send my children to the colleges that they are hoping to get scholarships to and give some money to children's charities.
Pet peeve: Improper use of the English language.