- Jackson man to cast electoral vote for Trump; others trying to dissuade him (11/29/16)51
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Former Cape council member dies, remembered as 'wonderful public servant' (11/29/16)1
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)25
- Woman accused in three robberies disguised herself as man (11/29/16)5
- Business notebook: New store shows faith in Scott City district (11/28/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Missouri chamber to honor Cape's John Mehner (11/30/16)6
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
Most people living in Southeast Missouri have experienced at least one severe storm. Dealing with whatever Mother Nature dishes out is just part of life in these parts. Last week's flash flooding and sudden spring storms serve as reminders of the need for safety and precaution during bad weather.
Basic precautions and safety procedures should be taught to our children. Every family should develop an emergency plan for how to deal with weather alerts. Make sure everyone knows what to do in case of a tornado warning.
Some parents, though not many, complained last week because schools followed safety guidelines when storm warnings came as classes were about to be dismissed for the day. Officials didn't want to send students outdoors during weather that could produce a tornado. School officials made a prudent decision. They weighed the safety of their students against keeping to a routine schedule. It was a wise choice.