- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Children's exposure to meth via parents is growing; Mo. Children's Division seeing effects (9/18/16)8
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
Little Town with Big Hearts
Tuesday, January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake shook the people of Haiti. The heartbreaking catastrophe destroyed nearly every home and left many hearts broken.
An English class from East Prairie Junior High has came up with a plan that just might begin to heal those broken hearts. Students were touched by newspaper articles and photos of the catastrophe, motivating them to help. Even though there was a world away difference, nothing stopped students from writing letters, making songs and learning as much as possible about the disaster.
Obsolete items such as textbooks, school supplies, and old t-shirts were gathered and boxed up. A total of 24 boxes were collected and sent to Southeast State University where students unloaded the boxes. Due to the expensive shipping costs, Reverend Patrick Ike Nwokoye from SEMO took care of the shipment's arrival to Haiti. The shipment is estimated to arrive in Haiti in about a month. Students will then look forward to pictures of the Haiti children benefiting from the obsolete items left lying around.