- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- 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)33
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
Commencement speakers this month will send new graduates off with both a sense of accomplishment and an expectation of exciting opportunities.
College graduates: Do not be dismayed. The competition for jobs may be tougher, but those of you with marketable skills will find jobs. If you've completed internships in your field of study, you have a leg up.
High school graduates: Don't even think for a minute that you don't need a college education because there won't be any jobs for you. Don't be so short-sighted. Four years from now the economy could make a complete turnaround.
Most of all, stay optimistic. Pessimists who seek nothing usually get exactly that.