- 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
Toys, clothing sought by needy residents
Simple requests like Legos and wooden blocks, coloring books and new dolls have been hard to fill this year for Toybox volunteers. Donations to the program that helps needy children and families have been low -- to the point that on Tuesday only $1 remained and 200 children were without gifts. But toys can still be donated today for delivery. Nearly 25 Santas, and plenty of helpers, will cover the city tonight to deliver bags of toys to the children. Donations can be dropped off at the Southeast Missourian offices. Monetary donations also are accepted.
Christmas for the Elderly
Miss Y is 87 years old and lives with her grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The family lives below the poverty level and can't afford much for Christmas. Miss Y is diabetic and needs medication. She would like sweat suits in size small, bath towels and hand towels, a small-sized blue bathrobe and house slippers in size 8 1/2. Dog food, a new collar and dog toys would be welcome gifts for the family pet.
Mr. Z would like a new jacket for Christmas in size extra large. He also needs a large cap and extra-large sized gloves. T-shirts and sweat suits in size extra large also would make good gifts for him.
Donations must be received at the Southeast Missourian offices today. Tax-deductible monetary contributions can be mailed to P.O. Box 4, Cape Girardeau, Mo. 63702-0004.