- Obama shortens sentence of inmate from Cape (1/19/17)9
- Business notebook: Jackson salon owner also opens a clothing store (1/16/17)
- Area hospitals hope a box helps prevent infant deaths (1/19/17)6
- Jackson police describe night of anger, car crashes, drug possession by 18-year-old (1/22/17)5
- Two subjects of interest in 1992 homicide to take polygraph tests (1/15/17)8
- Meat-processing plant faces $70K penalty for Clean Water Act violations (1/17/17)4
- Cape SportsPlex contractor offers a look at the project (1/15/17)14
- Local students to perform with choir at inauguration (1/19/17)3
- Southeast to lose $3.5 million from state in budget cuts (1/18/17)21
- Subjects of interest in 1992 killing take polygraph tests; results not revealed (1/18/17)2
Make your own path
Peer pressure is often seen as a bad thing, but it doesn't have to be.
When peer pressure is positive and promotes good values and productivity, it's called leadership.
A handful of local students are showing their leadership by putting their talents toward a campaign against drug and alcohol abuse.
Southeast Missouri State University freshman Nic Barna's slogan, "Make Your Own Path" was selected as one of 25 winning slogans in a nationwide contest. Barna, a Jackson High School graduate, is a member of the Southeast Missouri Youth Substance Abuse Coalition. He is joined on the commission by his brother Jacob, a sophomore at Jackson High; Mackenzie Moore, a seventh-grader at Cape Girardeau Central Junior High School; and Tyler Gholson, a senior at Jackson, who also participated in radio interviews and other aspects of marketing to share their stance against substance abuse.
Thank you to these young people who are encouraging others to make wise decisions.