- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Decisions coming soon on steel mill, smelter in New Madrid (11/17/17)1
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- State audit: Bollinger County tax levies violate state law; county commission disagrees (11/17/17)3
- Cape native co-directs Thanksgiving-related indie film, 'Drinksgiving' (11/17/17)
- Son of Westboro Baptist Church patriarch discusses abuse, faith (11/15/17)6
- Scott City council hires former SEMO public safety director as city administrator (11/15/17)
Generosity in demand this holiday season
With Christmas just 20 days away, time soon will be running short for giving to projects that benefit the less fortunate of the area during the holiday season.
Hundreds of people in the area who don't have the money for gifts or even traditional holiday foods are able to receive gifts and food from a number of charitable causes. Among them are Toybox, Christmas for the Elderly and the Salvation Army.
Every year, Toybox provides toys to children who otherwise would not get any, and Christmas for the Elderly provides gifts to seniors who are hard-pressed financially and often in failing health. The gifts to seniors often are essentials they cannot afford to buy for themselves.
The Salvation Army also is there every year to help meet needs by providing food baskets to the needy and a traditional Christmas meal. Money raised by the Salvation Army before Christmas funds many of its other programs throughout the year.
But none of these programs will work without the generosity of the community. Now is the time to make donations to any or all of these worthy causes so that no one in the Cape Girardeau area is forgotten during the holiday season.