- Trump visit to Cape is canceled (9/12/18)18
- The message to the President I would have given (9/12/18)11
- 'Castle house' on Kingsway demolished (9/12/18)9
- Judge disqualifies three Scott Co. prosecutors from case for violation (9/13/18)2
- Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Metheny will soon begin a high-level command post in Afghanistan (9/11/18)2
- Penzel picked for new Cape County Courthouse; plans unveiled (9/15/18)4
- New strip mall under construction in Jackson (9/12/18)
- Too many people feel justified to behave badly (9/13/18)21
- Multiple-vehicle wreck Saturday on Interstate 55 (9/17/18)2
- Cape police chief: presidential visit security 'very daunting' (9/11/18)
Geraldine Barks celebrates 100th Birthday
Long-time Marble Hill resident Geraldine Barks celebrated her 100th birthday on September 12, 2018, at her residence of the past year,The Villas of Jackson. Highlights of the day included an interview by KFVS, a leisurely ride in a 1930 Ford coupe and being stopped by a Jackson police officer for traveling too fast, and a ride with Jackson firefighters in their ladder truck with horns blasting and lights flashing.
Barks celebrated the day with 3 sisters: Maxine Goehring (95) of Cape Girardeau, Mildred Felker (90) of Chaffee, and Margie Gaines (81) of East Alton, Illinois. Barks was born Geraldine Bollinger of Stoddard County in 1918.
Her home church, Hahn Chapel of Marble Hill, honored her on September 2 during the morning service. She was presented a Resolution from the MO House of Representative, compliments of Representative Rick Francis, commemorating her longevity and accomplishments. A celebration meal with birthday cake and many birthday cards completed the event.