- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Hotel chain president: City should regulate short-term lodging (11/27/16)16
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)24
- Officers: Delta man dies during domestic dispute (11/28/16)1
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
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