- Peter Kinder resigns federal agency post, concludes position unnecessary and waste of tax dollars (6/16/18)2
- Stormy Daniels to visit East Cape Girardeau (6/13/18)20
- Longtime downtown Cape bartender Marcellus Jones remembered by friends (6/12/18)2
- Singer Neal Boyd dies after struggle with health issues (6/12/18)1
- Feeding deer in Bollinger, Cape and Perry counties prohibited soon to help curb spread of CWD (6/13/18)7
- Couple charged in beating death at Brick's (6/13/18)
- A community rallies behind Honorable Young Men's Club (6/16/18)1
- Jackson natives compete in 260-mile canoe race (6/16/18)1
- New Zaxby's restaurant open in Cape (6/13/18)3
- New urban dance studio opens on Broadway (6/15/18)2
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.