- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Concealed-carry restrictions remain in Missouri despite new state law (9/18/16)22
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)6
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Poplar Bluff man accused of beating a grandmother to death with baseball bat (9/18/16)
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
Speak Out 11/11/12
Two pictures recently appeared in area newspapers that bother me to no end. One was in the Southeast Missourian showing the mayor of Cape throwing out the dice on a table in the new casino the day it opened. The other one, in the Southern Illinoisan, was of President Obama campaigning in New Hampshire in a bar, and reaching for his beer on the bar. I ask you, what kind of a signal does this send to our youth for these officials to be throwing dice and reaching for a beer? This is not displaying a good role model for youth. I would think the mayor of Cape could have been photographed doing something else at the opening rather than throwing dice.
A year ago there was enough money in Cape Girardeau County that officials voted themselves raises. Now they are in need of money and want to raise taxes on county residents.
Mitt Romney threw us a rescue line, and we kicked it away.
Gov. Romney's gracious concession speech was much welcomed and stands in sharp contrast to Donald Trump's psychotic call for revolution. Hopefully, Republican and Democratic officeholders around the nation will heed Gov. Romney's words and renew a much needed sense of bipartisanship.