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Meet Along the Way: Dr. Loretta Prater

Women do incredible things. This section features the stories of women who are a part of the Southeast Missouri community by way of living here, being from here or passing through. We hope these stories inspire you to connect with others and that they encourage you to be who you are in the world. We […]

Gather Up Your Questions and Sit a While, Sister

Let’s look at the process of discernment and waiting, together “Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves, like locked rooms and like books that are now written in a very foreign tongue. Do not now seek the answers, which cannot be given you because you […]

Walk Strong

Let’s support our sisters. By Amanda Flinn Photos by Pamela Schniepp Finding your passion isn’t an easy task; it can be elusive and overwhelming. However, you can build it, and it starts with taking the things you love and using them for a purpose greater than your own. For Deb Maevers of Cape Girardeau, VintageNOW […]

Equation For a Successful Marriage

It’s all about that minus and plus sign. By Marc Harris My understanding of marriage at an early age unfortunately was set by divorce and sadness. I realize now that when you’re young, they don’t let you know what an “ideal” marriage looks like. There was not a “have a perfect marriage class” for many […]

Preserving History

Who defines “history,” and how are women writing it?   In high school, I remember it in our history textbooks: a box in each unit dedicated to highlighting a woman and her contributions to history. One box per unit. That was all. The major players throughout the rest of the pages were mostly men; it […]

A Good Story

Why do stories matter? I will tell you something about stories, [he said] They aren’t just entertainment. Don’t be fooled. They’re all we have, you see. all we have to fight off illness and death.   You don’t have anything if you don’t have the stories.   — from “Ceremony,” by Leslie Marmon Silko   […]