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It seems like Almost Yesterday that Miss Eliza Ann Carleton began a log cabin college north of Farmington, Missouri. Her goal was to establish a college of high quality for the young people of the region.

Born and raised in a prominent Virginia family, Miss Carleton moved to Missouri in 1843 at age 17 to be close to her uncle Henry Carleton. Her family had provided her with an excellent education, and she had visited some of the most famous college of her native state.

A software glitch in the City of Cape Girardeau’s sewer billing system has caused customers to be charged incorrectly for the month of July. The city of Cape Girardeau recently converted its billing software to a new system causing some sewer customers to be overcharged due to a glitch.

 

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The Cape Girardeau Municipal Band fills the evening air at Capaha Park with the sounds of Jazz and Swing on Wednesday, July 19th at 7:30 p.m. at this free concert.

Ever wonder what it takes to keep all of the critters at the Nature Center happy? Find out at Feeding Frenzy on Thursday, July 20th at 1 p.m. as volunteers feed the reptiles, amphibians and fish, all ages are welcome.

Let's Have a Picnic

Jul 17, 2017
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Though Southeast Missouri's muggy summer climate may occasionally test it, I've always held the conviction that there's something special about alfresco dining. Whereas Jean-Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, one of the high priests of gastronomy, put it, the universe is your drawing room and the sun your lamp.

Perhaps it's because the great outdoors enhances the appetite and produces, as Brillat-Savarin observed, "a vivacity unknown indoors." Whatever the reason, I don't think I've ever been to a picnic I didn't enjoy, even if, the affair ended in rain.

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We recently hosted three local entrepreneurs for a panel conversation and I want to share a few key takeaways. 

Skip Wrape, CEO of River City Biologicals helped us understand entrepreneurship. He said, “Being an entrepreneur, people don’t understand you completely. They look at you and think you want to make a lot of money, be your own boss and do this and that. To be honest, you’re scared to death. You’re running hard.”

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