- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)45
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)6
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)2
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)36
- Tanker truck catches fire near Oak Ridge (04/24/16)7
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
Thrift in Jackson
The Salvation Army opened a new thrift store on East Jackson Boulevard in Jackson on April 29. The store is only the organization's second in Southeast Missouri, the other opening in Cape Girardeau in 1994.
Jackson does not have many residents who are living in poverty, but the Salvation Army points out that many people are looking for bargains -- especially young families with growing children.
The new Jackson store makes good business sense. Sandra Trapp, the longtime Salvation Army volunteer who is managing the Jackson store, said the organization noticed that a number of people were driving to the Cape Girardeau store from Jackson and from as far away as Marble Hill.
Trapp says the response from Jackson has been very positive.
Nationally, the Salvation Army received more than $3 billion in donations and contributions in 2003. It provided services to 33 million people that year.