Archives of Community

And the Two Become One: The Decorations

As you plan your wedding day, we know you’ll find ways to make it as deeply special as the story of love you’re writing together with your future spouse. For some inspiration, here we share with you unique features from Southeast Missouri couple Ashley and Sam Howard’s wedding. Congratulations — we are joyful with you […]

Giving Her Away

It’s a happy and hard thing. By Loren Miller For most, when we hear the word “soulmate,” we envision two people in love, inseparably strolling hand-in-hand for eternity. For me, that word means something different. I believe we get to have more than one soulmate in life, and it isn’t limited to romantic love. I […]

Repurposing a Ring

Because moms are generous and strong. By Brooke Clubbs One August morning, I awoke to a bug crawling on my face. That was how we discovered bed bugs in our master bedroom. We arranged for our thermal remediation: generator power heaters that get the temperature of your house to 120 degrees and fans that blow […]

For The Love of Food: Spanish Street Farmacy

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs Lance and Sharla Green share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that nourish […]

For The Love of Food: Rice Noodle Cai

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs Shun and Lisa Cai share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that nourish […]

For The Love of Food: 36 Restaurant and Bar

Photo by Tyler Graef Marriage is tough. Running a restaurant is tough. Here, local restaurateurs John Eric and Vanessa Klein share their life stories, wisdom on marriage and what they’ve learned from owning a restaurant with their spouse. Here’s to putting in the hard work to make both a marriage and a restaurant places that […]

Sounds of September

2 days. 11 bands. Welcome to the Shipyard. Last year, you joined us in making a crazy music festival dream reality, bringing people together to form a better whole, like a shipyard. You danced in front of the professional stage, drove racecar simulators and explored downtown CG with headliners Jamestown Revival. In short, you rocked […]

Connecting and Empowering Women

Women’s Next Level Forum Women of Color brings women together to inspire On August 1, I was privileged to listen to a conversation about race and the professional world aimed to build, connect and empower. It occurred at the Women’s Next Level Forum Women of Color luncheon, held at the Drury Plaza Hotel in Cape […]

Treasured Possessions: Cierra Mills

Our most treasured possessions link us to the people we love and to the people who love us. They remind us of where we have come from and the experiences that have shaped who we are. They remind us of our inspirations, our aspirations, our purpose. In these photos, Cierra Mills shows us summer fashion […]

These Women Jam

It’s time you met the Cape Girardeau Roller Derby Team.   Inclusivity. Empowerment. Community. These are just three of the words that describe the Cape Girardeau Roller Derby (CGRD) team, a team that has been active in Southeast Missouri since 2010. While their mission is to develop sportsmanship and athleticism through challenges on and off […]