- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)
Jackson Manor says thank you
To the editor:This is a thank-you letter to all the people who helped Jackson Manor during the ice storm.
Key people who need special recognition for their efforts are fire chief Jason Mouser and his staff for procuring an additional generator and supplies and helping with communication, the Jackson Police Department for its concern and assistance with communication, Dick Knaup and his emergency preparedness staff for their behind-the-scenes work to ensure the warmth and safety of our residents, the many employees who came to work as scheduled and stayed as needed, those who showed up just in case we needed them, Kenney Fluegge for opening Pocahontas Lumber and getting additional space heaters, regional manager Liz Harris of the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for her concern and behind-the scenes assistance and all the families and visitors who assisted us during this time.
We had people who brought in hot soup for our employees and gloves and additional lap robes and blankets for our residents.
I wish I could personally thank everyone who came to our assistance, but there are just too many to list. Many are unnamed, unknown people who worked behind the scenes. Jackson is more than a place of beautiful homes, schools and churches. It is a community of caring, concerned, compassionate people.
DAVE WALKER, administrator, Jackson Manor