- Man shot by police ID'd; witness shares his side of story (2/17/17)31
- Settlement reached in accidental shooting case at Kelly High (2/15/17)10
- MSHP: McLendon shot in side; autopsy refutes witness account (2/19/17)23
- Jackson board votes to demolish high school building if bond issue passes (2/15/17)24
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)4
- Apparent punch at girls basketball game propels lawmaker into action (2/21/17)4
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Ray's of Kelso to close, then reopen under new ownership (2/16/17)6
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.