Southeast Missouri State University

Southeast Missouri State University will host its annual ‘Family Weekend’ from Sept. 24-26th with a series of activities and events on Southeast’s campus and in Downtown Cape Girardeau. 

The event was cancelled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

MO Receives Failing Grade for Handling of COVID in Prisons

Sep 17, 2021
Missouri News Service / Lily Bohlke

One out of every three people incarcerated in the United States has contracted COVID-19, and a new report shows how state prison systems - including in Missouri - have failed to properly handle the public-health crisis.

Photo Courtesy of The Landing Facebook Page

On Tuesday, September 14th, the Van Buren Volunteer Fire Department responded to a fire around 1:00AM at The Landing, a restaurant, lodge, and float site outfitter along the Current River.

Assistance from six different fire departments for man power and water tanks were requested to fight the fire.  

The cause is yet to be confirmed, however the fire department has concluded that the fire began in the restaurant section of the structure. 

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As leaves begin to fall and garden plants go to seed, homeowners may be thinking about hiring a lawn or landscape firm to clean up yards before winter. Better Business Bureau advises homeowners to check companies out carefully before hiring them, and ask for a contract that says what will be done and when.

Southeast Missouri Food Band / Lisa Church

The Southeast Missouri Food Bank has joined Feeding America and a network of food banks across the US to celebrate their annual Hunger Action Month Campaign throughout Septemb