Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook co-founder and CEO, announced Tuesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will be giving 99 percent of their Facebook shares – currently valued at more than $45 billion – to charitable purposes.

The couple plans to give over the course of their lifetimes through the newly founded Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, a limited liability corporate structure; notably, not a non-profit. They plan to focus their initial efforts on curing disease, connecting people with technology and “personalized learning.”

Furniture is an essential part of every home. Therefore, it is important to feel comfortable with every piece purchased and brought into your home. The process of buying furniture does not have to be stressful. By researching and preparing, furniture shopping can be a pleasant experience for you and your family.

Joey Keys with the Better Business Bureau in Cape Girardeau has some tips before you head out to your local furniture store.

Tips For Buying Furniture:

Jason Brown

Deep within the halls of the old federal building on Broadway in Cape Girardeau lies the offices of Codefi, a cooperative workspace with a hip color-pallet that serves as a stark contrast to the austere layout of that building. The space is open and playful, and calls to mind descriptions of offices in Silicon Valley.

Cape Girardeau Earns Flood Prevention Award

Feb 25, 2015
City of Cape Girardeau

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ St. Louis District presented a certificate of appreciation to the City of Cape Girardeau Flood Protection Systems on Feb. 24.

Mike Petersen, chief of public affairs for the Corp’s St. Louis District, said the city of Cape Girardeau regularly examines the levees between floods, and that set the distinguished the city. He said the added information gives the Army Corps a better picture of how the levee will respond to a flood and what projects are needed.

The United Way of Southeast Missouri and the Community Caring Council sent out a community needs assessment by email to Cape Girardeau County residents as of Feb. 16. 

The two organizations partnered back in 2005 for a similar assessment, and now, ten years later, are conducting it again.

The survey samples 2,500 households to determine what components of the community are working well and where there is room for improvement.