- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Say Cheese: The story behind the famous sandwiches at the East Perry Fair (9/22/17)
- Anne Limbaugh dies, leaves legacy of caring (9/22/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
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.