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United Way of Southeast Missouri Awarded Grant for New Reading Program

May 19, 2017
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United Way of Southeast Missouri recently acquired a grant from the DeltaCorps Regional Authority for the new program Read to Excel, an extension of the Read to Succeed Program in Cape Girardeau Public Schools. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Elizabeth Shelton, the Executive Director of United Way of Southeast Missouri about it.

 

 

Cape Girardeau Public Library

 

It’s Money Smart week, and the Cape Girardeau Public Library has millennials in mind. Tonight they’re kicking off their "Adulting 101" class series, focusing on the topic of financial planning. Adult services program coordinator Whitney Vandeven said this class encourages financial literacy for young adults.

“I have a financial advisor coming in to talk about the basics, so budgeting, financial planning, and getting people to start thinking about the future," Vandeven said. "So ways to save money and ways to achieve financial security."

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Southeast Missouri State University has canceled all classes today after a campus-wide power outage early this morning. Facility management is currently working to restore power. The Campus Health Clinic, Kent Library and the Southeast Bookstore will remain closed today. All shuttles will run as planned. University officials say this will not affect off-campus or river campus events scheduled this evening and over the weekend.

For closings: www.semo.edu/closings

Southeast Missouri State University

"What's in your attic?" That's a question being asked by Kent Library at Southeast Missouri State University as they host a workshop on preserving and caring for artifacts and family heirlooms. Dan Woods spoke with Roxanne Dunn, the Special Collections and Archives librarian at Kent Library to learn more about the workshop.

 

Earlier this week, Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft announced the Cape Girardeau Public Library will be one of 89 libraries receiving a grant to boost its summer reading program. The Summer Reading Club will use the $14,990 grant to fine tune the nine-week program in the coming months. Cape Girardeau Public Library director Betty Martin said they hope to hire additional staff to help with several programs they offer.

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