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Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
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Selected scenes from the 2014 Christmas Country Church Tour

Floodwall construction at shoe factory

Items from a 1939 edition

La Grotta Azzurra

Warren Strack longtime Santa Claus

Cofer's men's store

The Warsaw, the Gladys and the A.C. Jaynes: Ferry service in Cape Girardeau

Thompson's TV, Appliance & Furniture Co.

Follow the Christmas ornaments

Deal Sales Co./Dean Taylor Oldsmobile

Hudson dealer, Independence St. aerial

Clemens remade the Renaissance building

Morrison Blacksmith Shop

Fairway Market

Haman Shoe Store

Mystery of the Missing Bell solved

A rebranding Q&A

Landgraf Lumber Co.

Haarig District aerial in detail

"But what does he look like?"

Community bloggers
My Top Ten Christmas Gifts for Naughty Progressives

Forty Years Strong

Final Weeks of the 97th General Assembly

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Spotlight: Service Master

Swan Initiated as Distinguished Member of Sigma Alpha Iota

WHITE PRIVILEDGE--A Dangerous Theory

Father, daughter share love of nature through art

Benefits to Buying a Franchise

Toys for Struggling Families

You are stronger than you think

LIVE UNITED 365 Small Business Circle Spotlight: 1st Class Travel

The "FABRICATED CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT" of 2014

The Hustle and Bustle Has Begun...

"The Twelve Gifts of Obama"--A Christmas Song

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

If you never give up things will turn around in your favor

Every day needs to be Thanksgiving Day

Ring in the holidays with the Cape Nature Center

Rays of light pierce the search for Alzheimer's cure

PREDICTION: Race Baited Riots Return to a "A NATION of COWARDS"

Swan Receives 2014 Missouri Chamber 100% Club Award

Holiday Giving Means Christmas Joy for All

Always Give Thanks

The Thanksgiving Peanut Butter Sandwich

Helping winter Wildlife

THE EVOLUTION of AMERICA'S 1ST DICTATOR--In Obama's Own Words

FRANKLIN SCHOOL - HONORING OUR MILITARY VETERANS

Just Another Day at Santa's Workshop

"Stupidity of American Voters" on the Docket at U.S. Supreme Court

Congruence

2014 Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Update (Day 2)

SEMO baseball's Lennington named preseason All-American, Gibson earns award from Mo. Sports Hall of Fame

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament bracket contest is open!

2014 Bloomfield Christmas Tournament Seeding And Bracket

2014 Twin Rivers Lady Royals Classic Seeds

Southeast football commitments list

Southeast Missourian Christmas Tournament seeds announced

2014 Holcomb Invitational All-Tournament Team

69th Annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club Gridiron Banquet

UPDATED: Monday postponements

Central trails Webb City 27-14 at halftime of Class 4 title game

Live updates from Class 4 championship game between Cape Central and Webb City

Four Southeast football players earn all-conference honors

2014 Current River Challenge Schedule

A modest compliment but some major progress for Southeast football

Game updates: Jacksonville State football defeats Southeast 49-30

Stuckenschneider signs with Arkansas State Baseball

Correction: Perryville soccer team won school's third state title

Game updates: Southeast football defeats Austin Peay 42-7

Cape Central, Malden advance to football final fours


Thankfully, this column will fill in some of the blank space
Thankfully, this column will fill in some of the blanks on this page Someone asked me the other day if I ever have trouble coming up with ideas for my next column. The plain and simple answer is yes. I told this inquisitive person: "That's when you read about Missy Kitty."...
Why were the experts ignored?
The release of the report on CIA interrogation methods by Senate Democrats has prompted accusations and denials of the use of torture against detainees. In searching for the truth, it helps to define torture and determine why the interrogation methods were used...
Oil and the global economy: When down is up
Oil and the global economy: When down is up The rapid decline in crude oil prices -- more than 40 percent over the last few months -- and the corresponding drop in what customers pay for gasoline and other fuels is an unmitigated good for the overall U.S. economy...
The experts were wrong
Remember the Ebola crisis -- the greatest single health threat in the history of mankind? Remember the prediction of as many as 100 million deaths worldwide, far greater than the mere 35 million victims of AIDS? Remember the August prediction from the Center for Disease Control that there would be as many as 1.4 million cases of Ebola by the first of the new year?...
Cape's year in review
This year has been a very productive one for the City of Cape Girardeau. I want to focus on the future during these comments but will highlight a few accomplishments of 2014. An initiative that will have a major effect on the future of Cape Girardeau is the agreement to extend the Hotel/Restaurant tax into the 2030s. ...
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Weird news
Man without use of arms facing gun charge released
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- A man who can't use his arms because of a spinal condition and faces a gun possession charge was released from jail without having to pay bail on Friday....
Judge says pet bobcat Rocky must live at the zoo
STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) -- A pet bobcat that has escaped from its owner's home multiple times since April will be made to live at a zoo, a judge ruled Friday, and its owner will be fined for letting it run free....
Boy sends $1 allowance to help save UAB football
DUBLIN, Ohio (AP) -- A 5-year-old Ohio boy hoping to save the scuttled football program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham thought more cash might be the solution, so he sent his entire allowance - a $1 bill - with a handwritten note of support....
Dog injures Wyoming man in accidental shooting
SHERIDAN, Wyo. (AP) -- Police in northern Wyoming say a rifle discharged after a dog apparently stepped on it, injuring a 46-year-old man....
Broken treetop hanging on wire gets holiday decor
INDIAN ISLAND, Wash. (AP) -- Some Washington state residents are getting in the holiday spirit by decorating a Douglas fir that toppled onto an unused utility line in a recent windstorm and looks like an upside-down Christmas tree....
Worker spends 90 minutes stuck in mud up to waist
GREENLAND, N.H. (AP) -- Fire officials say a fuel delivery worker in New Hampshire sank in soggy ground up to his waist and it took nearly 90 minutes to pull him back out....
Germany: 73 pounds of cocaine in coffee shipment
BERLIN (AP) -- A Berlin coffee business found stimulants it didn't expect in a shipment of unroasted coffee from Brazil: 33 kilos (nearly 73 pounds) of cocaine....
Thief fakes heart attack so friend can steal toys
LAKE WALES, Fla. (AP) -- Authorities say a man faked a heart attack inside a Florida Wal-Mart store so his friend could steal toys....
Among change, gift of jewels for Salvation Army
DORAL, Fla. (AP) -- In one of its famous red kettles in South Florida, the Salvation Army has received a gift worth more than a little bit of change: an emerald and diamond necklace....
Mystery man hands out $100 bills in Massachusetts
BARNSTABLE, Mass. (AP) -- A generous mystery man has made the holiday season a little brighter for employees of two Massachusetts coffee shops....