- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- 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)6
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)37
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- 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)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
Good deed of the week 6/7/09
An intergenerational education program for seventh-graders at Jackson Middle School that puts them in contact with residents of the care facility Jackson Manor has given the students and residents a chance to become friends, while learning about each other's life experiences.
Students in the program, called S.H.A.R.E. (Students Helping, Aiding, Reaching the Elderly), visit Jackson Manor throughout the school year with a goal of educating students about the aging process and creating opportunities for residents to have social interactions. Since the program's start 12 years ago, over 80 Jackson students have participated.
The students held a banana split party for residents in May, with help from the program's coordinator and teacher, Stephanie Martin. The students' middle school principal Rodney Pensel said students become participants by signing up for an exploratory service course.