- State declares test results for schools invalid (10/4/17)2
- College algebra to be removed from Southeast required curriculum (10/10/17)1
- Child-custody advocate: State law needs fix to provide parents with more equal custody (10/12/17)
- Past Rowdy the Redhawk mascot's identity revealed (10/15/17)
- Cancer will 'change your life, but it doesn't have to rule it' (10/8/17)
- Sikeston singer moves on with 'The Voice' (10/16/17)
- Police chief, council: Cape Girardeau faces growing gun violence (10/17/17)4
- Developer asks court to OK tax district board for improvements near Hobby Lobby (10/17/17)4
- Bills addressing equal child custody to be filed, legislators say (10/13/17)
- The last person to be laid to rest at Old Lorimier Cemetery: Mary Russell Fox (10/17/17)2
Out-of-town volunteers give help
To the editor:
The members of the American Red Cross disaster relief team who have been at work in the community since the devastating storms hit our area would like to thank everyone for the help and support they have given.
Immediately after the storm cut a path through the community, the Red Cross brought in specially trained disaster workers to assist members of the local Red Cross chapter in providing groceries, new clothing, medicine, temporary housing, home repairs, household items, transportation and tools to storm victims.
At present, Red Cross workers from 20 other states are working alongside Missouri volunteers. Workers have come from California, North Carolina, Oregon, Washington, Florida, Connecticut, New York, Wisconsin, Nevada, Ohio, Colorado, Georgia, Pennsylvania and other states.
We urge anyone who still needs Red Cross assistance to call the Southeast Missouri American Red Cross Chapter at 335-9471.
The Red Cross has been and will continue to be a strong presence in the community. Some of the faces may change as our out-of-town workers return to their home states, but our local Red Cross is always here to serve the public. We would like to say thank you for the support that is yet to come.DOUG WALLACE
Poplar Bluff, Mo.