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During Fund Drive week, we like to liven up pledge central with different on-air pitching guests. During our Monday episode of Afternoon Classics, we received a visit from Dr. Nicholas Kenney, professor of applied horn and assistant director of bands at Southeast Missouri State University. We were happy to host a live performance and give our listeners a preview of Kenney’s talents for his upcoming recital, “A Sonic Journey,” on Thursday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in Shuck Recital Hall on Southeast’s River Campus.

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Though it was not part of the last Olympics, olive oil wrestling is the national sport of Turkey, where an annual tournament has been held since 1346, making it the oldest continuously running, sanctioned sporting competition in the world.

Following Greco-Roman traditions, contestants slather themselves in olive oil and try to come to grips with one another, a process which, before time limits were instituted, could go on for days.

Visit Cape

The health benefits of regular cycling include: increased cardiovascular fitness; increased muscle strength and flexibility; improved joint mobility; decreased stress levels; improved posture and coordination; strengthened bones and decreased body fat levels! I feel healthier just talking about it. But the 18th Annual Tour de Cape is scheduled for October 6 in Downtown Cape. Join the ride or come and see the participants take off at 8:00 a.m. to enjoy the gorgeous fall colors on courses ranging from 15, 30, 60 and 100 miles in length.

Cape Chamber

Are chambers of commerce part of a national or state governing structure?

This is a question I hear regularly. The simple answer is …. NO.

The Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce is a stand-alone, not-for-profit membership corporation with a more than 100 year history. We exist for, and because of our membership. Unlike many other non-profit groups, we are not a subset of a national group.

Missouri Department of Conservation. / KRCU

September 27 - October 3

Discover nature this week as timber rattlesnakes enter hibernation.