- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Cape Chinese restaurant purchases old Ponderosa property in Perryville (10/10/17)
- One of Cape's oldest mom-and-pop restaurants opens in new location (10/10/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- Ships to stay docked in Cape a week longer (10/10/17)
- Janet Koenig creates painted quilts to add flair to local barns (10/13/17)
Meeting the needs of the homeless in Cape Girardeau has taken a step in a positive direction with the formation of Shelter of Hope, a facility that will offer temporary accommodations for those in need. This effort has several things in its favor:n The project is scaled to the community's need. The shelter will house as many as eight homeless individuals at one time.
* There is broad community support for the Shelter of Hope, which already has commitments from churches and individuals and the use of a building rent-free for a year, thanks to Alliance Bank.
* The shelter is in a good location on Sprigg Street across from the Salvation Army
* Shelter of Hope is the product of local leadership that has considerable experience in dealing with homeless issues over the years.
As the minister of one downtown church said: "This is something we have prayed about for a long, long time. Now we are doing something."
The shelter will need the community's ongoing support. Anyone interested in helping out may contact the Rev. Bob Towner (335-2997), Brother David McNeely (579-8121) or Chaplain Terry Wildman (339-7882). Alliance Bank, 217 N. Kingshighway, will accept donations.