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"Oh, you hate your job? Why didn't you say so? There's a support group for that. It's called everybody, and they meet at the bar."

Comedian Drew Carey’s gallows’ humor aside, we spend half our waking hours at work and our jobs can affect our health. Whether we are unhappy because of the workplace environment or we experience actual physical dangers at work, we might bring home mental and physical effects in addition to our paycheck.


Longtime bass guitarist Kerry Turman for the R&B group the Temptations died over the weekend in his hotel room after a performance in Cape Girardeau. The group alongside the Beach Boys performed at the Show-Me-Center for their “Surf ‘n Soul” tour. Cape Girardeau County coroner John Clifton said he was called to Candlewood Suites early Sunday morning.

“The gentleman was dead, and was on the floor," said Clifton. "He’d been placed there by first responders. Apparently everything was natural, as far as the death. It was heart failure.”

"Cirque Mechanics" is Coming to the River Campus

Apr 25, 2017

If I told you about a show that merges steampunk … acrobatics … and cycling … I doubt you’d believe me, but that’s just what you’ll find with "Cirque Mechanics" at the Bedell Performance Hall.

This Las Vegas-based show combines theater … the circus … and all things mechanical for a truly unique performance, but don’t take my word for it. The reviews are in … and they say it’s “engrossingly entertaining” and “high-flying, free-wheeling fun.”

This family friendly show peddles onstage on Friday, April 28.

Flat River, Missouri's favorite son - Ferlin  Husky - rose to fame with his 1960 song  "On the Wings of a Dove."
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that I first heard the song “On the Wings of a Dove.” This haunting melody was written by Robert Ferguson of Willow Springs, Missouri. In 1958 Ferguson was the manager of another Missourian, country singer Ferlin Husky.

Husky was born and raised on a farm near Flat River, Missouri. Every Saturday night in the 1930s, the Husky family radio was tuned to the Grand Old Opry. Young Ferlin loved to sing and a family story is that his father traded a hen to a neighbor for a guitar for the youngster.

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."