- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
School memories of Christmas
As another Christmas has come and gone, I can't help but remember how we as students at Juden Elementary School in Cape Girardeau County celebrated Christmas.
Every year we put on a Christmas play that was enjoyed by all, including parents, teachers, relatives and friends. It was a great experience learning all of the lines and presenting a message of Christmas spirit. Some years the theme was a more serious one reflecting the true meaning of Christmas. Other years it was more of a spoof theme. I remember one year we had Santa Claus in court. I played the part of the prosecuting attorney.
With teaching icons including Nell Holcomb and Verda Hines, we learned so much about the true meaning of life.
It is so sad when the words "Christmas" and "Jesus Christ" are not acceptable in many schools today.
How much farther can our country fall? I am thankful that Miss Holcomb, Miss Hines and others like them are not alive today to witness where our country has gone.
BILL PALMER, Bakersfield, Calif.