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School Day 2-mile parade 1934

With the election coming, Amendment 3 foes gear up

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

Community bloggers

Trout season begins Nov. 1

Will You Vote on November 4th? Why Should You?

The Self-Fulfilling prophecy

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

Southeast men's basketball team picked second in West, women's team 10th in OVC preseason poll

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

The political landscape
If I didn't know better, I'd think the president was intentionally trying to torpedo Democrats' hope of holding Senate control in next month's midterm elections. For an administration prone to missteps, the past few weeks have raised the bar on the apparent rudderless ship of state...
Cape fire tax: For your safety
We, the citizens of Cape Girardeau, will be making a decision at the polls on Nov. 4 on the issue of continuing a 1/8-cent sales tax for public safety. I would prefer to say that the continuation of this 1/8-cent would be used for your safety and my safety...
The limits of blame in the Middle East
Iraq and Syria, and the broader Middle East, are in the midst of conflicts over belief and borders. The march of the Islamic State continues, threatening Baghdad and beyond. In this context, identity and loyalty become existential questions, as young men decide whether to enlist under the black flags of the Islamic State, or serve in the armies and militias of their nations...
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...
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Weird news
Dancing priests become Internet sensation
ROME (AP) -- A video of a pair of dueling, dancing American priests studying in Rome has gone viral, following in the footsteps of a now-famous Italian nun whose Alicia Keys-esque voice won her a singing contest and a record contract....
Wildlife rehab for bear found in Oregon drugstore
ASHLAND, Ore. (AP) -- A black bear cub found wandering the aisles of an Oregon drugstore will be raised with the goal of releasing him into the wild next year....
Heads or tails? Coin toss decides Peru election
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- A coin toss has decided the mayoral race in small town high in the Peruvian Andes after two candidates tied at the ballot box....
'Pilfered' pumpkins end up pleasing pigs' palates
SOMERSWORTH, N.H. (AP) -- A pilfered pumpkin caper in New Hampshire was just a misunderstanding that put some pounds on a passel of pigs....
Nebraska trucker returns bull mastiff to Arizona
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona....
Bank robber who bummed cigarette gets 10 years
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh....
Man's ashes to be scattered in fireworks display
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father's ashes, anyway....
UK man faked coma for 2 years to avoid court
LONDON (AP) -- He might have got away with it if it hadn't been for his supermarket loyalty card....
Woman says she sold pot to help raise grandkids
BUTLER, Pa. (AP) -- A 65-year-old Pennsylvania woman has admitted selling hundreds of pounds of marijuana from her home but says she needed the money to raise several grandchildren after her daughter died....
Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) -- A woman stuck in the chimney of a Southern California house has been rescued and arrested....