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The city of Jackson broke out the oversized scissors for two ribbon-cuttings today. A new pedestrian bridge to connect their walking trail and a new bandshell playground were both officially added to their city park.

Walter W. Parker

Jun 5, 2018
Southeast Missouri State University

It seems like Almost Yesterday that Walter W. Parker retired as president of Southeast Missouri State College.  The date was July 1, 1956, and his 23 year tenure as president of the institution is the longest in its history.

President Parker assumed the presidency of the small teacher’s college in July of 1933.  Born in rural Howard County, Arkansas on January 17, 1889, Parker graduated from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas with a degree in English, and began his career in education at Central Missouri State College as a young professor of English.

Southeast Missouri State University

Clear your calendar and grab the kids—the Summer Arts Festival is coming.

This annual treat of free, family fun is taking place at the River Campus on Saturday, June 16. If you’ve never been, the River Campus grounds come alive with visual and performing arts galore! Chief wrangler of all things Summers Arts Rhonda Weller-Stilson is here to tell us what’s in store.

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Perhaps you've seen the promo on the Weather Channel in which a meteorologist presents a lesson about tornadoes. He fills a blender container with yogurt and milk and blends it on progressively higher speeds. Finally, a student in the class blurts out, "So a tornado is mother nature's way of making a smoothie!" 

I don't know how apt the comparison is for meteorological purposes but one thing's for sure -- smoothies have become so popular, they're popping up as frequently as tornadoes in Kansas during May.

It's Sports Season in Cape Girardeau!

Jun 4, 2018
Visit Cape

It is sports season!  School is out and the calendars are marked with the practice and game schedule.  Kids can have fun, feel relaxed, take risk and grow when they participate in youth sports.  So, you don’t have a child that plays? Believe me -- the teams love it when the community comes out and cheers them on.