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We all know the gifts that get mocked this time of year…fruitcake, another tie for dad, socks…we may have previously considered a health and fitness gift on the naughty list too. After all, what exactly was the gift giver implying? However, as Christmas quickly approaches, many might be hoping to find a fitness tracker under the tree. 

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On Friday, city officials, community members, fire department retirees, and current fire department employees gathered at the Cape Girardeau Fire Department’s new Fire Station No. 4 for a dedication ceremony.

 

Thanks to voter approval of a fire sales tax and public safety trust fund in 2014, the fire department was able to move forward with multiple facility projects across the city this year, including the new station on Lexington Avenue.

 

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The Cape Girardeau Regional Airport celebrated their first flight to Chicago on Friday, Dec. 1 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony. In August, the U.S. Department of Transportation approved SkyWest, a United Express airline, as the new air carrier to provide service to the airport, ending an eight year contract with Cape Air.

 

Airport manager Bruce Loy gave his last thank you to the previous carrier, saying they were an incredible partner in making that moment possible.

 

Southeast Missouri State University

There’s nothing quite like when your life’s pursuit comes together, and that’s just what’s happening for the students of the Department of Art.

The end of the semester marks the Graduating Seniors Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibitions at the River Campus. The first two exhibitions were underway in November. But you still have time to see Parts three and four. Each part runs for one week and both will have a closing reception. Exhibitions coordinator Justin Miller explains the process. 

Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that the mechanical hobby horse came into existence. U. S. patent number 1,863,012 was filed on February 21, 1931 by J. Otto Hahs of Sikeston, Missouri.

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