- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Politics to profits: Brothers launch new investing concept on Wall Street (10/19/17)1
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Load shift kills Jackson trucker (10/17/17)1
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
- Cape Christian School burglarized (10/18/17)
- Food Giant in Chaffee is robbed (10/17/17)
- Owner of dinosaur relics demands new board of directors, business plan at Bollinger County Museum (10/17/17)
A well-deserved tribute to many volunteers
It would be difficult to say too much about volunteers, those individuals who contribute a part of their lives -- their time, abilities and desire to help others -- for worthy causes.
Last week, orange and blue ribbons sprouted up all over Scott City, Jackson and Cape Girardeau as the mayors of those three cities proclaimed Community Volunteer Month. Special attention for volunteers is being coordinated by the Area Wide United Way.
When you stop to think of all the ways volunteers benefit our lives and our communities, it is overwhelming to see how many hours are freely and gladly given up to make things better for so many others.
A short list:
Church volunteers, members of city boards and commissions, youth leaders, hospital volunteers, school volunteers, sports volunteers, volunteer firefighters, volunteers for community-service projects, volunteers who look after the needs of the needy.
In a few minutes, you could add many more to the list.
So if you see people wearing orange and blue ribbons, you will know they are a tribute to our volunteers -- and a well-deserved honor at that.