- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Man killed by vehicle had been charged with domestic assault (11/30/16)
- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)5
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)3
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- Men who pulled father, son from burning car near Naylor honored by highway patrol (12/1/16)
- Cape woman hopes son's death in Chattanooga will lead to better policing (11/30/16)11
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
Daisy Girl Scouts from St. Mary School in Cape Girardeau made blankets and donated them to the Building Blocks of Missouri Program. They completed this service project because of their love for babies. The girls used money they earned from their Fall product sales to purchase the fleece for these blankets. They wanted to help babies stay warm, clean, and have fun with their moms just like they do. Building Blocks is a free Nurse Family Partnership offered as a service from Southeast Missouri Hospital to first time moms in Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Perry, Scott, and Stoddard counties. They also serve a few areas in nearby Mississippi, New Madrid, Ste. Genevieve, and Dunklin counties. The program visits with first-time moms helping them to make healthy choices during pregnancy, prepare for labor and delivery, make the best feeding decisions, make parenting easier with helpful hints, and learn about baby's growth and development. "The blankets donated by these girls will make a clean, safe area on the floor to help moms play with their babies and teach them about developing milestones," says Gleason. Any troop or organization wanting to donate blankets to learn more can contact Barb Gleason at 573-335-1033 or toll free 1-888-966-5973 during normal business hours.
Since completing this project, the earthquake in Haiti has occurred. The girls chose to waive their prize incentives from selling cookies so additional money could be earned for their troop. They have made a donation to the American Red Cross to help the families in Haiti. They have also used their money to plant and care for a garden in front of their after school care building the AB Club to beautify the community.