The Southeast Metropolitan Planning Organization, or SEMPO, held two community workshops this week. They introduced a process for developing a new regional biking and pedestrian plan in Jackson and Cape Girardeau. Ryan Shrimplin, Cape Girardeau City Planner and executive director for SEMPO, says they documented public input on needs and issues regarding biking and pedestrian facilities.

“We asked them to put post-it notes or draw on the maps and make notes so that we could document those comments,” said Shrimplin.


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In this episode of Reel Talk, Collin and Peter share their thoughts on the new Wonder Woman film from Warner Brothers Studios. Did it live up to the hype? Could this be the breakthrough that DC and Warner Brothers needs? You can hear all of that and more in this week's episode of Reel Talk. We'll see you at the movies. 

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This summer, head women's basketball coach Rekha Patterson is trading in the hardwood for the dance floor. Coach Patterson has been selected to compete in the first ever "Dancing with Cape Stars" this July. The event will be held July 22, 2017, at Ray's Plaza Banquet Center in Cape. It is open to the public but tickets are required and the price of admission also includes dinner. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Gibson Center Foundation.

At week 9, only two months into pregnancy, a baby’s hands and fingers are developed. At this point the baby is only around 1.2 inches in size, and has its own faint heartbeat. Now, picture that developing baby with a cigarette between its tiny fingers. When mothers choose to smoke during their pregnancies, they might as well put cigarettes right into the hands of their unborn infants.

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Last year, SoutheastHEALTH Ambassadors, a volunteer board for the SoutheastHEALTH Foundation, collaborated with the Cape Girardeau Fire Department to raise money for heart health awareness. They covered the cost of scales and pedometers for heart patients last year through Southeast Hospital’s Heartstrong Fund.

This year, they raised money to distribute 10 automated external defibrillators and CPR kits to non-profits.