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River Campus Hosts Fall For Dance 2020

Dec 8, 2020

Southeast students from the Jeanine Larson Dobbins Conservatory of Theatre and Dance presented their skills in a multitude of dance styles at the annual Fall For Dance production at the River Campus. The event kicked off Nov. 19 and ran through Nov. 22.

The showcase consisted of two acts made up of five pieces each. The show displayed a variety of dance styles from contemporary pieces to ballet to an exhilarating aerial performance.

Following a significant increase in coronavirus cases throughout the Southeast Missouri region, the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center held a press conference this morning. 

Case counts have been increasing exponentially over the past month and especially over the past two weeks; Cape County is currently at 4,210 cases. 76% of those have recovered, with 60 deaths, and 940 active cases. 154 new cases were reported on Wednesday, and 127 new cases reported Thursday. 

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In Cape Girardeau County a sales tax of one-half of one percent was approved by voters for public safety services and law enforcement.

Seats on the Cape Girardeau City Council were decided. Nathan Thomas was chosen for Ward 3. Robbie Guard was chosen for Ward 4.Shannon Truxel was elected to Ward 5.

Trustees were also elected across Cape Girardeau county, including Jon Friedrich voted in as Gordonville Trustee. Jamie Buchheit was elected as Old Appleton Trustee.


In Delta, Rocky King was elected mayor. 


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>>>Updated: December 18, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.



Thursday's total confirmed COVID-19 cases in Cape County rose by 67 from Wednesday to 6,047, according to the Cape Girardeau County Health Department. 

There were three additional deaths due to COVID-19. One person was in their 50's, one was in their 70's and one was in their 80's. Cape Girardeau County has recorded 97 COVID-19 related deaths. 

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