LST Memorial 325 to Dock at Cape Girardeau

I was so excited back in the spring when I heard that a piece of World War II-era history will make its way along the Mississippi River to Cape Girardeau this fall.LST Memorial 325

The LST Memorial 325 was a participant in the D-Day invasion at Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944. Launched in 1942, this ship is the only remaining LST out of the over 1,000 manufactured during WWII.

The LST Memorial 325 will be available for tours at Cape Girardeau’s riverfront on Sept. 29-Oct. 3. Local events surrounding the docking are in the works and include a military vehicle display, opening ceremonies, and an airplane display at the Cape Girardeau Regional Airport.


My family and I spent a few days in Eminence recently and we had a great time. If you’ve never been in the waters of the Jacks Fork River, a word of caution: it’s pretty darn cold.

We visited our friends at Circle B Campground, Windy’s, Shady Lane Cabins and many others. It didn’t rain on us, thankfully, but if you ever do get a chance to visit Eminence and for some reason you cannot float or swim that day, here’s a few things you can do in the area:

• Go roller skating at the rink in Eminence.

• Visit Klepzig Mill, one of the area’s hidden gems. (We’ll have more on it in a future issue.)

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