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Classical host, Mary Mims, recently spoke with Dr. Zach Stern, Southeast Missouri State Music Department faculty.

Dr. Stern talked about his performances in the Donald Sinta Quartet, and the saxophone works of Marc Mellits.

They also discussed the Southeast Wind Symphony and Percussion Ensemble Concert, in the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the Southeast River Campus, May 3rd and 4th at 7:30 p.m. These are the closing performances of the Wind Symphony & Percussion Emsemble: Series II.

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The most recent release from the Cape County Health Department reports an overall total of 9 presumed positive COVID-19 cases in the region, 5 of which are in Cape County-- presumed positive by a commercial or other laboratory. One is listed as ‘recovered’.

Three new positive cases were diagnosed at St. Francis Medical Center with a total of 248 tests administered, and 105 negative tests.

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Cancer, mental health, heart disease, healthcare affordability, and obesity are the top five serious health needs of southeast Missourians, according to a new study by St. Francis Healthcare System. The Cape Girardeau hospital has completed their months-long community health needs assessment, which consisted of surveying 237 people and conducting six focus groups in their service area. We spoke with St. Francis’ vice president of foundation and marketing, Jimmy Wilferth about their findings, and the actions they plan to take to improve these areas.

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This week, over 200 lady landowners and farmers gathered in Cape Girardeau for the 24th annual Women in Agriculture conference. Hosted by the Missouri Women in Agriculture organization, the event is held in a different region of the state each year, and southeast Missouri was selected to be highlighted for 2018.

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After expanding their services in Cape Girardeau to Poplar Bluff, transportation network company CarGO has announced their future move into Farmington.

With the company averaging about 10,000 rides and food deliveries in Cape Girardeau in a month, the move comes as part of a process by CarGO to spread into other markets.

Shad Burner, director of business development for CarGO, says they looked at the demographics of Farmington, and saw that there was a natural mixed market for the company.