- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)9
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- 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)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)5
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Woman accused of pushing Wal-Mart employee after theft (9/27/16)
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.