- Man accused of setting fire to Delta bar; posted photos of it burning on Facebook (9/17/17)5
- Owner of Mary Jane Burgers & Brew in Perryville to open new culinary concept in Cape (9/15/17)3
- McClure man accused of leaving children in hot truck while gambling in casino (9/19/17)1
- New boutique store advocates for special-needs people (9/19/17)
- Retailer may come to Jackson; rezoning needed first (9/17/17)2
- Planet Fitness to anchor Town Plaza shopping center (9/18/17)2
- Mo. conservation agents help fight fires in western U.S. (9/15/17)
- Jury finds Harris guilty of murder, 3 other counts (9/15/17)4
- Former major-league slugger Darryl Strawberry to speak at La Croix (9/20/17)
- Young entrepreneurs add fresh ideas, unique offerings for area market (9/18/17)
Certain events are meant to be held outdoors
To the editor:
Once again the Show Me Center is to be used (on Jan. 24 and 25) as an arena for a show of monster trucks. The Show Me Center is a lovely building and wasn't intended for this kind of punishment. If such bang-and-crash shows are continued in the building, it won't be lovely for long. This type of show should be held in the open, not in a closed building. The same thing applies to rodeos. This is an outdoor activity and shouldn't be held in a taxpayer-built arena. Both Sikeston and Perryville hold rodeos, and both venues are outdoors.
It is my understanding that, in a previous rodeo held in the Show Me Center, a bull got loose and jumped into the stands. What if serious injury had been done to one of the spectators? That could have been very costly. Who knows what sort of damage could be done by a monster truck suddenly out of control.
CHARLOTTE JEAN SLINKARD