- Few Southeast students face suspension, expulsion for sexual assaults, campus paper finds (4/25/17)5
- Perryville family organizing bone-marrow drive Friday for ailing 6-year-old boy (4/26/17)
- Woman battered after smashing boyfriend's meth pipe against wall, police say (4/25/17)1
- Pilot House goes smoke-free (4/23/17)10
- Temptations bassist dies after Cape Girardeau show (4/26/17)2
- Event includes the first public tour of 200-year-old Elmwood Manor (4/23/17)3
- BBB warns Jackson man's online business might not be legit (4/24/17)
- Cape couple turns their home into cozy, comfortable music venue (4/24/17)
- State Supreme Court rules against congressman's mother in dog-kennel defamation case (4/27/17)1
- Sikeston man charged in shooting death of Cape man (4/23/17)
CVB has strong transitional year
To the editor:
Congratulations on a successful transitional year with the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau, and my thanks to director Chuck Martin and his professional staff on a great job of creating a new refined focus. This is the best year of tourism tax growth for Cape Girardeau in four years.
Many great things are happening in Cape Girardeau that will assist the bureau in marketing the community to the region. Two significant accomplishments this past year that primarily were funded through federal and state funds are the Red House interpretive center and the murals. Thank you to all those who worked so hard to ensure that some of our federal and state tax dollars got back to Cape Girardeau. Very often we see our hard-earned tax dollars get captured by large communities such as St. Louis and Kansas City. Both of these new assets will help the bureau when selling the community to visitors.
JOEL A. NEIKIRK, Cape Girardeau