- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)8
- Post-election taunts reported at Jackson schools (12/2/16)28
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)33
- 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)
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Lt. Gov. Kinder weighs in on Trump's win, his future plans (12/4/16)13
- Cape police warn of 'Grandparent Scam' (12/4/16)
A grateful veteran says thanks
I am an 80-year-old Marine Corps veteran, and I would like to address health care and my experience with it.
The VA clinic in Cape Girardeau and the the John J. Pershing VA Medical Center in Poplar Bluff have been outstanding about meeting my health needs.
The doctor and nurse always take time to address my health needs. They are truly concerned about my well-being.
I've been a diabetic since 1990. I've received glasses, shoes, hearing aids, medicine and dental work. My appointments have always been accommodating for me. The waiting time has always been minimal.
To the whole VA staff in Cape Girardeau and Poplar Bluff, this is one veteran who appreciates all the care you provide.
When you see a veterans cemetery or visit a military museum, think about the equity that was paid for your freedom. It seems the public and the politicians are not spending it very wisely today.
I would also like to commend taxpayers for the service to veterans like me. May God bless and keep each and all of you.
WILLIAM C. HANCOCK, Scott City