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HealthPoint Fitness Offers Patriotic Enrollment Special

    Southeast HealthPoint Fitness salutes those who serve and protect by offering free enrollment for military, law enforcement and fire department personnel during the month of July. Membership includes access to HealthPoint’s fitness centers in Cape Girardeau and Jackson. For more information, contact HealthPoint – Cape at 573-986-440 or HealthPoint – Jackson at 573-755-2301,


Tip tax bill signed into law

  Gov. Jay Nixon signed SB 336 yesterday, which seeks to protect businesses from false personal income tax reports from employees. “Should Missouri businesses be held accountable when their employees falsely report their personal income tax?” asked the Missouri Chamber of Commerce in a statement. “A recent practice by the Missouri Department of Revenue was

DED releases May 2015 Jobs Report

    According to seasonally adjusted data released today by the Missouri Department of Economic Development, Missouri’s nonfarm payroll employment grew by 6,600 jobs in May, while the state’s unemployment rate edged up one-tenth of a point to 5.8 percent. Industries that experienced an increase in employment in May included leisure & hospitality (up by


Noranda finalizes SEMO expansion after PSC rate relief case

  Noranda Aluminum’s smelter, located in Missouri’s bootheel, announced today they had finalized $15 million of project-specific financing that will allow it to complete their redraw rod mill on the site of the smelter. The new rod mill will increase Noranda’s production capacity by approximately 43% and will make the facility one of the most


Meet the men who may kill Amazon and eBay

  eBay is the internet’s favorite auction house. Amazon is the world’s online department store. YouTube is the web’s most visited site for video content. So what happens when you take all the excitement of an online auction, combine it with quality goods, low prices, engaging videos, and free shipping – then watch the prices


Three Rivers College Signs Partnership Agreement with Local Universities

    Three Rivers College finalized a partnership agreement to create a new “University Center” with Southeast Missouri State University, Hannibal-LaGrange University, and Central Methodist University at a signing ceremony held on June 8 at Three Rivers’ Poplar Bluff Campus. “We’re proud to be able to be a member of this partnership, and to band

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New rules prevent anyone under 21 from entering certain restaurants

  As of July 1st many bars and some restaurants in Cape Girardeau, Mo. will no longer be allowed to admit certain guests, regardless of whether or not they intend to consume alcohol. Starting that Wednesday, Cape Girardeau Police will now be enforcing rules regarding the admittance of anyone under 21 into bars and restaurants.


MoDOT Seeks Ideas for “Road to Tomorrow”

The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission would like to see the nation’s oldest interstate highway reborn through innovation and technology. Following its regular meeting earlier this month, the MHTC announced its intention to make Interstate 70 from Kansas City to St. Louis available to private industry, entrepreneurs and innovators as a laboratory for construction of

Dr. Gary Johnson Named Interim Dean of Harrison College of Business

Dr. Gary Johnson, CPA, CMA, CGFM, associate dean of the Donald L. Harrison College of Business and professor of accounting at Southeast Missouri State University, has been named interim dean of the Harrison College of Business. Johnson, who has been associate dean of the Harrison College of Business since 2006, assumed his new role June


Cotrell Responds to Changing Consumer Preferences with Kids/Family Center

  While a funeral service bring family members together to mourn the loss of an individual, they may also introduce young children to the finality of death. It can be a difficult time for everyone, which is why Cotrell Funeral Service offers a Kids/Family Center for families, friends, and children to gather and take their mind off