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5:49 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

SIU's New President To Start On May 1

Randy Dunn will start as SIU's president on May 1.
Murray State University

SIU's President is retiring sooner than expected. Glenn Poshard will step aside at the end of this month.

Incoming President Randy Dunn will take the helm May first, roughly two months after he was selected as Poshard’s successor. Poshard says he’s already begun meeting with Dunn for the transition, and is ready to help SIU move into its next chapter.

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Farmers' Market
2:45 pm
Wed April 16, 2014

Farmer’s Markets Start Opening in Cape Girardeau

Fresh vegetables on display at the Cape Farmers' Market
Cape Farmers' Market Cape Farmers' Market

Get ready for some fresh fruits and vegetables. Cape Girardeau’s farmers’ market season is about to begin, starting this week with the Cape Farmers’ Market at the West Park Mall parking lot.

The Cape Farmers’ Market will open this Thursday April 17th and will go from noon until 5 p.m. every Thursdays until November 20th.

Marilyn Peters, president of this market, said the market was located at the Plaza Galleria parking lot for 27 years. The lot was sold last winter, so the market made the move to the West Park Mall back parking lot.

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Volunteer
8:03 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Volunteer Program Offers Support to Parents of Hospitalized Kids

Jimmy's Friends offer emotional and social support at St. Francis Medical Center
Credit Bailey McCormick

Jimmy’s Friends provides emotional social support for parents who have hospitalized children, which can be an extremely stressful time.

Jimmy’s Friends founder Brooke Hildebrand Clubbs is an instructor in the department of communications studies at Southeast Missouri State University. She developed the plan for Jimmy’s Friends while working on her master’s degree. The program now has about 30 volunteers.

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Cold Weather
4:51 pm
Tue April 15, 2014

Cold Snap Could Harm Potted Plants And Fruits

Peaches won't grow if peach trees are damaged
beautifulcataya Flickr

If you already planted tomatoes in your garden, the cold snap experienced on Tuesday morning could have hurt them. Indeed, the cold weather experienced in the region these days could negatively impact vegetation.

At this time of the year, with the warmer temperatures and longer days, we expect things to grow. When temperatures drop below freezing, certain types of fruits, vegetables and potted plants can suffer.

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Politics
6:03 pm
Fri April 11, 2014

Two Candidates Run for Vacant City Council Seat

Cape Girardeau seeks to fill vacant city council seat
Credit KRCU Newsroom / KRCU

Two potential candidates have officially announced their intentions to run for the open Cape Girardeau

   city council seat that was vacated by Trent Summers’ resignation.

Evan Trump was the first to show interest. Trump is originally from Jefferson City, Mo.,  but said Cape Girardeau has become his second home. He is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in business administration and was formerly the Cape Girardeau County Republican chairman. He is now the district manager for Bi-State Southern Convenience Stores.

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