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What if when we talked about kids going “back to school” we considered their actual backs and their spinal health?

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Lon Hodge, a Vietnam veteran with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder once said: “People tell me, you don’t look like you need a service dog. And I say, that’s because I have a service dog.”

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Yesterday, the Missouri Veterans Commission announced the award of design contracts for the construction on three Veterans Homes in the state, including their Cape Girardeau facility.  

In an effort to modernize several homes throughout the state, the commission will be utilizing over $35 million for construction projects, 65% of which will be federally funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The remaining 35% will be funded by the state.

Katelyn Mary Skaggs

With the start of the new school year, Southeast students received an email from the Dean of Students Office in reference to open sources of alcohol at parties. The email mainly addressed a concern to students about one drink in particular known as “Jungle Juice.”

Associate Dean of Students Randy Carter says the drink is typically made in a large container with sugary juices and hard grain alcohol.

Runners sometimes joke about the strangest places they have gotten a drink when putting in long, hot miles ---from a stranger’s garden hose, a spigot on a golf course---but dehydration is no laughing matter. It’s also not something to cry about...because people who are dehydrated can’t produce tears.