- Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 (10/23/16)6
- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter faces challenge from criminal investigator Wes Drury (10/21/16)8
- Shooting injures two people in Cape early Tuesday (10/19/16)34
- 18-year-old killed in one-car crash Thursday morning (10/21/16)1
- Man arrested after dispute at school spurs brief lockdown (10/21/16)6
- 'I feel for them' (10/20/16)1
- Perry County: A great place to find home away from home (10/14/16)
- Tours provide a glimpse of Cape Girardeau's supposedly haunted past (10/17/16)1
- Crews are working on the new Drury Hotel (10/21/16)4
- Benton man accused of statutory rape, selling pot (10/20/16)1
Hats off to CAYSA tournament
I wanted to write to say congratulations to the Cape Area Youth Soccer Association for hosting yet another successful soccer tournament this past weekend. For some two decades CAYSA has been conducting its fall tournament and for nearly three decades its spring tournament. I made it a point to drive down to the Shawnee Sports Complex this past Saturday. There were a total of 124 teams participating from throughout the region, teams from Southern Illinois, Kennett, St. Louis, Farmington, etc.
The fact is that with participants and their families, more than 2,500 people were in our community for this event. Cars, spectators and players were everywhere the eye looked throughout the Shawnee Sports Complex. Too often the hard work of event organizers goes unnoticed. Amateur sports are one of the major drivers of our tourism industry. I simply wanted to take the time to say thank you and congratulations to the folks at CAYSA. Your efforts were both noted and appreciated.
CHUCK MARTIN, Executive Director, Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau