- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)6
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)48
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- SoutheastHEALTH, Washington University School of Medicine announce collaboration (2/24/17)18
- City issues precautionary boil order near Arena Park (2/23/17)
- $22M bond issue would alter Jackson schools (2/22/17)12
Collaborative effort appreciated
A wonderful thing has happened in our Cape Girardeau County community these past few months. A true collaboration has occurred. Cooperation is one level of coming together for the greater good, coordination is another level, but miracles occur at the collaboration level. Things that would never happen otherwise happen when there is true collaboration. In this case the "greater good" is the success of our youth.
Four organizations have recently collaborated to benefit our youth, and I simply want to say thank you. Each one of these organizations has contributed something significant toward a common goal focused on our youth -- more than 180 who need it the most -- youths served and saved through the Boys and Girls Club.
Thank you to all those associated with the Family Resource Center, Boys and Girls Club and the City of Cape Girardeau for joining the United Way to provide quality after-school programming at the Shawnee Center. At the center of this collaboration is Scott Meyer and Julia Thompson with the city, Ted Yates and Teresa Teague with the Boys and Girls Club, and Denise Lincoln and Pat King with the Family Resource Center, to name just a few. Without their commitment to and support of our youth, this collaboration would not be possible.
Recent financial challenges of our not-for-profits, our schools and our city governments call upon us -- the citizens of our community -- to step up to help these services remain and thrive. What can you do?
NANCY JERNIGAN, Cape Girardeau