- Woman sleeping in car accused of attacking Cape officer (7/26/16)13
- Seeking new history: Centurion Development buys former Woolworth building at 1 N. Main St. (7/28/16)5
- Prosecutor says shooting by state trooper was justified (7/24/16)15
- Cape resident gets seven years in prison for shooting at man (7/26/16)1
- Former Scott City mayor refutes claims made about loss of curbside recycling pickup (7/26/16)
- Burglary of trailer leaves its residents homeless (7/27/16)4
- Golden Corral coming to Cape; may hire 100 workers (7/21/16)10
- Police: Child's video revealed stepfather's abuse of sibling (7/28/16)3
- Foot plots provide habitats and nutrition to attract wildlife, grow populations (7/18/16)
- City may spend extra park tax money on Cape Splash, skate park, other projects (7/25/16)10
GARDEN CLUB DONATION SPARKS VOLUNTEER EFFORT
Members of the Cape Girardeau Garden Club recently decided to donate 200 bulbs to the Missouri Veterans Home. Representatives from the club contacted Harry Bertrand, Jr., the Instructor for Landscaping and Horticulture at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, looking for volunteers to help with the planting. Bertrand, having been involved in several other volunteer projects at the home, knew that there was currently no place to plant the bulbs. So he, along with students from his morning and afternoon classes, set out to CREATE a place.
What resulted was a complete face lift for the gazebo area near the front entrance to the home. In addition to planting the bulbs, they put in a variety of shrubs and flowers, to provide color throughout the year.
Our thanks to the Garden Club for their thoughtfulness in making the donation, and to all the volunteers who worked so hard to improve the landscape for the Veterans, their families, and the staff to enjoy for many years to come.