- Woman's post about 'Back the Blue' sign in Jackson coffee shop prompts firing from nearby bar (8/15/17)11
- How to save a life: Lifeguards resuscitated young girl at Cape Splash (8/17/17)2
- Stoogefest headliner cancels, cites NAACP travel advisory in Missouri (8/15/17)2
- Councilman: Scott City mayor, city administrator resigned (8/15/17)4
- Chaffee man charged with attempting to have ex-wife killed (8/20/17)3
- Woman dies in house fire in Cape Girardeau County (8/16/17)
- Scott City school chief gets raise, while some teachers don't (8/17/17)6
- Scott City man dies in motorcycle crash near Millersville (8/13/17)
- Former Chaffee officer faces DWI charge (8/20/17)2
- 'Love, not hate': Area residents gather to sing, talk about racial issues after violence in Charlottesville (8/14/17)89
One of the joys of living in this community is seeing the good things that happen on a daily basis. The Good Samaritan Chronicles, a project launched two months ago by the Southeast Missourian, has been a forum for those in the community to share about many of these good deeds and the people who do them. But the concept of people helping people is not limited to adults.
Recently 37 students from Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School were recognized at the school's annual Principal's Dinner. The dinner, the fourth for the school, seeks to recognize students in areas ranging from academics and attendance to being a classroom leader, among other things.
Events like these are important to the students being recognized as well as their peers. While school can have its own challenges, these students set the bar high and should be commended. At the same time, by recognizing the efforts of some, other students may decide to strive to do better in the classroom, improve their attendance, or become leaders -- all things that will benefit them going forward.
Congratulations to these students, and hats off to the school for hosting a great event.