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Old Appleton bridge destroyed 1982

May Day at Frisco Park 1939

Pirates win diamond glory in 1964

McCaskill's tour positive

Aerial ladder trucks old and new

Why Andrew Jackson?

It's a Moderate Risk kind of day

Eggimann Feed seed cleaning plant

Floodwall dedication 1964

Wills shed light on slavery

Fischer's Market

Saxony Lutheran's Crusader Challenge coming up


Boy, was I wrong!

Reviewers take note of Cape Girardeau

Meystedt Grocery

Amendment 3 update

Old Bethel records preserved in 1939

Floodwall openings 1959

Old Appleton bridge and mill 1972

Community bloggers
Don't miss the Fall Festival this Saturday

Godwin Train with R2R Gang

"Big Bird" Excoriates Obama Administration at Secret Meeting!

A Fitting Memorial to Fields

"Get the Defibrillator Out! The Baseball Cardinals are ON!"

The Foster Dogs: Ginger and Buster

Safeguard Your Thoughts

THE FUDGE REPORT: Sen. Harry Reid Charged with Hate Crime! (From the Smile File)

Turning the Tide on Financing

"Dracula" CAST WORKING HARD.......


Alice in Obama's Wonderland--A Shocking Revelation as told by Alice!

The glade as a Missouri Ozarks treasure

Is anything worthwhile ever easy?


Identifying Your Dogs at Home for Pet Sitters & Friends

Fear Not My Fellow Citizens. "America is Safer!"

Keep Your Mind Occupied

Drug addicts find freedom at most desperate moments

Do You Feel Guilt, y When You Put Yourself First?

"Kicking and Screaming"--Obama Goes to War.

Angels help Pets....and their Children

THE FUDGE REPORT: Obama to Undergo "Courage" Implant Surgery!

State Medicaid Oversight

The Thinker

Peak Performance vs. The Lame Duck

6 Ways to Contribute to Your Community by Supporting a Cause you Love

Boards complete Administrative Rule on Swan's APRN/Telehealth Legislation

Pay It Forward


COLUMN: Too much talk for Southeast in lopsided loss to EIU

Southeast falls to defending OVC champion Eastern Illinois

Southeast at Murray State football live blog

Southeast men's basketball picked second in division, women picked 11th in OVC media poll

Jackson QB Vandeven verbally commits to Southeast Missouri State

Southeast football team drops out of Top 25

COLUMN: Southeast relegated back to underdog role after loss at Murray State

2014 Ozark Foothills Conference Baseball Tournament (East Carter wins it)

Central junior Al Young receives offer from Southeast Missouri State

Southeast football ranked in Sports Network FCS Poll

Southeast's Hamm-Bey earns OVC football weekly honor

COLUMN: Steady Kyle Snyder powers Southeast football team to another impressive win

Southeast football defeats No. 20 Tennessee State

Southeast linebacker Meredith out for season

Minor earns OVC soccer weekly honor

2014 SCAA Volleyball Tournament

Lloyd, Knight win OVC weekly honors

COLUMN: Caruthersville grad, Southeast WR Peter Lloyd has career night in victory

Updates from Southeast Missouri State at UT Martin football game

Cape Central football team defeats Jackson

Table traditions and potpourri of pumpkin sweets
Family traditions are just the absolute best. I know there were many Sunday afternoons when our mother was so tired and wanted to rest, but getting together as family was always a priority. I know our family is not unique, and many families have this tradition, as do my cousins, Jan and Richard Kinsey. Sunday meals together with their children are very special...
The marvel of finding magic when you're not even looking
There's something special about finding art and beauty when you least expect it. You might call that serendipity. I call it the Lutheran Heritage Center and Museum at Altenburg, just up the road a bit from Cape Girardeau. Some of you most faithful readers remember that I have mentioned the Altenburg museum a few times in the past. That's because this jewel of a museum always has a surprise or two...
Soviet missiles in Cuba
My generation had gone through elementary school practicing "duck and cover," the worthless exercise to convince us we could survive a nuclear war. We had watched as Civil Defense signs went up on public buildings to tell us where food, water and medical supplies were stored for use after that war. For children, the threat of a nuclear war became something we simply accepted as normal...
Left uses Ferguson for agenda
The ongoing protests and civil disobedience in Ferguson, Missouri, is no longer about the police shooting of the "gentle giant" Michael Brown. Instead, left-wing organizations like LGBT groups, Planned Parenthood, abortion rights organizations and pro-Palestinian groups have co-opted the protests along with federal unions and climate-change promoters...
'Tis the season: Popcorn balls and traditional apple dishes
I remember when we were small children, my grandma made popcorn balls every year for Halloween. She made more than 100 each year and as children would trick-or-treat, she kept tally marks of how many she had. That was in "the good ole days" when we could give out homemade items to the children, and we could take homemade baked goods to school parties. But, unfortunately those days are long gone...
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October 2014

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Weird news
Greek bakers encircle monument with ring bread
THESSALONIKI, Greece (AP) -- Greek bakers in the northern city of Thessaloniki have made a giant "koulouri," a ring bread similar to a bagel, around the city's most visible monument, the medieval White Tower....
Super drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
PAW PAW, Mich. (AP) -- One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell....
Man accused of stealing restaurant's plumbing
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Police say they've flushed out a man accused of stealing the handles and pipes of toilets in parks and restaurant restrooms around a Florida city....
Cemetery hopes 5K race, actors draw new customers
PEORIA, Ill. (AP) -- A cemetery in central Illinois is embarking on an unusual marketing campaign that includes a 5K race and actors dressing as people buried there....
Puppy found during Massachusetts drug bust
LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) -- Police searching the pockets of a suspected drug dealer in Lawrence, Massachusetts, got an unusual surprise....
Homes found for 24 Salem bearded dragons
SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A Salem woman says an outpouring of support from all over the country will save 24 bearded dragons she has to move or face eviction from her mobile home park....
Michigan funeral home provides drive-thru option
SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) -- Only a couple of families have taken advantage of a new service available at a Saginaw funeral home....
Maui birthday invite washes ashore in California
PISMO BEACH, Calif. (AP) -- A Central California beach outing has turned into a mystery after a bottle turned up with an invitation to a party in Hawaii - four years ago....
Ninja Turtle-masked teen accused of store robbery
LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) -- "Cowabunga!"...
Illinois pet dubbed world's tallest cow
ORANGEVILLE, Ill. (AP) -- A 6-foot-4-inch cow owned by an Illinois woman was recently dubbed the world's tallest....