Rescued Raptors Visit Nature Center

Mar 3, 2013
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Raptors visited the Nature Center in Cape Girardeau this weekend, though probably not the kind you’re thinking. Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation brought in several birds of prey to educate and entertain.

Free Again Wildlife Rehabilitation does a number of these shows in the area, all with birds they’ve rescued. Their intent is to release any animals they save, but unfortunately a number of them are unable to return to the wild due to their injuries.

Bonne Terre Space Museum To Open New Branch In Branson

Mar 1, 2013
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The Space Museum in Bonne Terre will open a new branch in Branson.

Museum president and founder Earl Mullins says he was approached by a group of promoters who want to open a museum that will appeal to all age groups.

“They offered us literally a deal we couldn’t refuse,” Mullins said. “We saw it immediately as a huge opportunity to develop a revenue stream that we desperately need to finish our work in the Mineral Area.”

The new museum will occupy 8,000 square feet.

Cape Girardeau School Board Keeps Blue Jeans

Feb 26, 2013
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The Cape Girardeau School Board decided to keep blue jeans as a viable option in their dress code at Monday night’s board meeting.

Other articles of clothing were discussed, mostly a small controversy around jackets, but the biggest issue of the evening was whether or not to allow blue jeans in high school.

Teachers feel it’s too difficult to police the different styles of jeans, so they hoped to ban them. They would prefer to see students wear khakis, and believe that would lessen the need to constantly keep an eye out for inappropriate clothing.

Southeast Celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week

Feb 22, 2013
Southeast Missouri State University

National Entrepreneurship Week is once again in full swing at Southeast Missouri State University.

The idea is to pursue what you love to do and make a business from it. That’s the message of the Extreme Entrepreneurship Tour, a group of young entrepreneurs who have come together to share their success stories, according to Tour Manager Laura MacMinn.

“It is really hard work, and it is failing, and it is learning, and it is figuring out what you want to do with your life and applying business concepts to it,” MacMinn said.

Mo. Bill Would Encourage ‘Evolution Dialogue’ In Classroom

Feb 22, 2013
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Legislation moving through the Missouri House would require state and local-level public school officials to encourage classroom discussion on the, quote, “strengths and weaknesses” of evolution.

The sponsor, GOP House Member Andrew Koenig of St. Louis County, says the bill stresses academic freedom.

“It does not mandate curriculum to the teacher,” Koenig said. “It’s really up to the school district, and if evolution is gonna be taught, it just allows them to teach the scientific strengths and weaknesses.”