- 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
- Cape officer shoots man inside a home (2/16/17)7
- Business notebook: Owners ready to roll out the Barrel 131 (2/20/17)5
- Former Cape cop indicted on possessing child porn (2/17/17)2
- Man dies after being shot by officer; said to have come at cop with knife (2/16/17)29
- Missouri bill would limit transgender school bathroom access (2/22/17)47
- Annual father-daughter dance provides some fun bonding time (2/19/17)1
- Cape businessman known for starting NARS dies at 49 (2/23/17)9
Linda Clark Nash had a fascination with Pierre de Lorimier from an early age. As a sixth-grade student, she attended Lorimier school in Cape Girardeau -- now city hall. Later she studied about Cape Girardeau's founder in college and has researched the man since.
This month, the years of research and interest come to fruition with the release of her first book, "The Journals of Pierre Louis de Lorimier." A book signing will be held from 10 a.m. to noon tomorrow and Sept. 29 at the Red House Interpretive Center in Cape Girardeau where the book will be available for purchase. Bookstores will carry it beginning Oct. 1. A compilation of Lorimier's journals edited by Nash, the book includes the original French words and English translation.
This month's TBY publication noted the extensive research Nash has done for the project. From her travels to St. Louis, New Orleans and Alexandria, La. to her long-distance research by email and phone to locations in the U.S. and abroad, Nash has put a great deal of work into this project.
Anyone who enjoys learning about Cape Girardeau's founder will be interested to read this book. We hope you stop by one of the book signings.
Congratulations to Nash on the project.