- Cape man gets 8 years for robbery, his first offense (12/7/16)9
- 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released (12/9/16)15
- Abuse suspect tries to take cop's gun; officer zaps him with Taser and punches his face (12/7/16)3
- Group seeks to create a neighborhood park on Cape Girardeau's south side (12/7/16)14
- Man sentenced to 103 years for murder of Cape woman (12/6/16)4
- Cape may allow residents to keep chickens; residents at meeting push for measure (12/6/16)34
- Poplar Bluff man accused of enticement, child porn in Scott County sting operation (12/4/16)
- Burglary suspect apprehended inside Jackson garage (12/4/16)
- Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape (12/9/16)14
- 13 venues, 60 sponsors participating in Happy Slapowitz's Toy Bash on Thursday (12/7/16)2
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.