- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Driver charged with manslaughter in crash that killed 2 (9/27/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
- Planning, design puts renovations of H-H building into hotel on hold (9/26/16)4
RSVP participants serve their communities
A quick read through the list of hundreds of Retired Senior Volunteer Program participants yields many familiar names.
They're our former teachers, government leaders and coworkers.
But instead of retiring to a life of travel and leisure -- although we hope they're enjoying plenty of those things too -- these talented and energetic seniors have decided to use their newfound free time to keep making a contribution to their community.
The local RSVP program covers Cape Girardeau and Scott counties. It began with just a few volunteers in 1973 under the auspices of the Chaffee Housing Authority.
Today, there are 587 volunteers serving in rehabilitation centers, church groups and elsewhere.
They provide tutoring, clerical work, respite care and a number of other services.
The program is open to those age 55 and older.
To join, interested persons may call the Chaffee office at 887-3664, the Cape Girardeau office at 335-7555 or the Sikeston office at 471-8584.