- Two men accused of selling meth to undercover cop (6/22/17)
- Cape man stabbed in head, arm after strip-club incident; skull fractured, police say (6/25/17)3
- Custom cuts: Local hairstylist provides free haircuts to special-needs children (6/26/17)3
- Police: Man grabbed wheel, tried to kill driver and himself in Jackson crash (6/23/17)
- Jackson scores high in survey of residents; better streets, Aldi are high priorities (6/20/17)4
- Annual SEMO District Fair event lineup announced (6/23/17)2
- Marble Hill mayor hires city manager without board approval (6/21/17)4
- Oran town board fired officer before hiring him as police chief; city officials say they can't remember reason for firing (6/25/17)2
- Playing with fire (6/25/17)
- Two charged in theft of jewelry from Cape storage facility (6/23/17)1
Students at war deserve college tuition breaks
As they did during Desert Storm, Missouri public colleges and universities are doing their part to help students who are called to military duty in America's Enduring Freedom campaign.
Every school in the state will refund tuition and suspend loan payments for students who are called to serve.
The financial relief could go to as many as 35 Southeast Missouri State University students who are members of the National Guard or reserves.
The students have no choice but to report for duty when called.
And they shouldn't be required to keep up with their educational expenses while they are away fighting a war.
These young men and women are sacrificing enough by putting their lives on the line in the war to end international terrorism.
And they shouldn't have to worry about how they are going to pay tuition for their educations that must be put on hold.