- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- 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)35
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)16
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
Legislative Gathering National Adoption Month
Saturday, November 20 is National Adoption Day when many adoptive families and their children accross the United States will gather in numbers before circuit judges to have thier adoptions finalized, celebrating adoption.
On November 16 at the Legislative Gathering hosted by Lutheran Family and Children's Services, Mayor Harry Rediger signed and then read the National Adoption Month Proclamation. In Missouri alone, some 14,256 children await permanency in adoptive families. Nationally, that number is 115,000. The State of Missouri found forever homes for approximately 3,399 children. Lutheran Family and Children's Services (LFCS) placed 111 infants and children up to age 18 into adoptive homes in 2009. Locally, LFCS, the Children's Division, CASA and Room for One More have joined in a Children's Coalition to promote adoption and foster care to meet the need for forever homes for children through US adoptions as well as from other countries. Some 12,753 children were adopted from other countries in 2009. Representative Scott Lipke, Judge Elect, 32nd Circuit, also presented an Adoption Resolution from the State of Missouri for National Adoption Month. Guest for the event included newly elected County Commissioner, Clint Tracy, newly elected Representative Donna Lichtnegger, several attorneys, the Honorable Judge Ben Lewis and LFCS board members.
An Adoption Power Hour is held at LFCS, 3178 Blattner Dr., in Cape the third Tuesday night monthly at 6:00. Call in to reserve setting: 334-5866.