- Cape student sues, accuses school officials of slamming her to ground multiple times (04/28/16)46
- Bob Evans restaurant in Cape Girardeau among chain's 21 closings (04/26/16)9
- Missouri House votes to allow concealed weapons without permits (04/28/16)8
- Police report filed, but no charges in incident at Cape Central (04/29/16)40
- Two hurt in motorcycle wreck on Interstate 55 (04/25/16)1
- Senator introduces bill for I-57 that would connect Sikeston with Little Rock (04/28/16)4
- Law firm requests information about Cape's traffic cameras (04/25/16)3
- Local lawmakers split over failed medical marijuana bill; voters may have a say (04/26/16)19
- Local company makes eco-friendly kitty litter that cuts cat-box smell (04/25/16)
- Man accused of pointing BB gun at Chaffee resident (04/26/16)2
School's buildings to act as shelters in emergencies
If a disaster, man-made or natural, occurs in Southeast Missouri, the buildings within the Jackson School District will be used by the American Red Cross for emergency shelter.
When Ron MacCubbin, director of emergency services for the Southeast Missouri Chapter of the Red Cross, asked Jackson School District superintendent Ron Anderson to consider the use of his district's buildings for shelter Anderson knew all he had to do was ask his board to approve the idea. So Tuesday night he asked the board to approve the use of the buildings in times of emergency, and the members said yes.
"I think we should feel proud to offer the community our space," board member Mark Baker said. "We need to be there when the people in this community need us."