Photo by MDC Staff, courtesy Missouri Department of Conservation

On this edition of Going Public, we talk with Angela Pierce. Angela is a naturalist with the Missouri Department of Conservation. She tells us what to do...and not do if we encounter a bear while enjoying nature.

Tips from MDC on being "Be Aware."

Southeast Athletics

Redhawk student-athletes have been recognized again for their outstanding performance in the classroom during the 2017-18 school year.

The Ohio Valley Conference recently released its Commissioner’s Honor Roll and OVC Medal of Honor winners, and SEMO student-athletes racked up the recognition.

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The Cape Girardeau Public Library has a new director. Katie Hill will be stepping into the shoes of previous director Betty Martin, who retired in July after 20 years of service.


Since her appointment on August 6, Hill says she’s been impressed with the programming and unique resources offered at the library, including ukulele checkout, mobile hotspot lending, cake pan checkout, and a recent online subscription for artist works.


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Students across the Cape Girardeau Public School District will receive free breakfast and lunch starting later this month.

Thanks to a USDA program allowed by the ‘Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act’, the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) meal service option, the district will be utilizing free meals for all students for the next four years. Superintendent Dr. Neil Glass says they expect the program to make a huge difference in the classroom.

Editor's note: The poll is now closed! Thanks for voting.

This year's summer poll has me hiding under the bed — whether or not there's a monster there — because, in honor of the 200th anniversary of Frankenstein, we're celebrating horror. And I, your faithful correspondent, was scarred for life by a battered copy of Cujo I found in a summer house when I was a kid — so I hope you appreciate the sacrifices I'm making here to bring you the best of everything creepy, chilling and downright terrifying.