- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)15
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
A story truly worth cherishing
To the editor:
After church I chanced to meet a former student who told me that she was eating with her mother. "Your mother and I are neighbors," I told her. "I don't have many neighbors any more, and because she is my neighbor she is commanded to pull me out of the ditch, if she finds me there, to put Band-Aids on my wounds and send me on my way."
"I hope that she won't pass by on the other side," the daughter replied.
I did not have to ask her if she knew the story of the Good Samaritan. That story has been a part of our culture for 2,000 years, told in a country far away in a language long before there was the English language. But the story underscores an important truth. In an age when the old values are painfully questioned, it remains worth cherishing.