- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Cape attorney Brandon Cooper to run for judge (11/20/17)2
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- The Tungsten Groove to release first album featuring original songs (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- 1 dead, 3 hurt in accident on Highway 72 (11/19/17)
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.