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People on the Move 6/29/2015
Dr. Alan Jones, doctor of dental surgery, recently joined the staff of Cross Trails Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Jones joins a team of dentists that includes Dr. Louis Rohlfs, Dr. Leigh Wilson and Dr. Christine Schoolman. The team provides general dental services to the community, according to a news release from the medical center...
Business Notebook: Fireworks sales underway in area cities
Area cities received business-license applications from several fireworks vendors as the July 4 holiday nears. Sales of fireworks to the public began Saturday. In Cape Girardeau, an Alabama company, TNT Fireworks, has tents set up in the parking lots of Kmart and Wal-Mart Supercenter. ...
Healthier food proposed for day cares
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As teachers lament seeing toddlers too large to fit in playground swings, a federal program that feeds millions of low-income children may be overhauled for the first time in almost 50 years, aiming to make the meals at day cares healthier and reduce obesity...
Charter pledges to play nice on Internet
NEW YORK -- Charter is trying to convince the government consumers will benefit if it is allowed to create a cable giant through its proposed $67.1 billion acquisition of Time Warner Cable and Bright House. It is seeking government approval after regulators' concerns led Comcast to scrap its $45 billion bid for Time Warner Cable in April...
Trim gym trend turning fitness fans into business owners
NEW YORK -- Slim one-room gyms are in, and the low cost of starting them is turning gym rats and workout instructors into entrepreneurs. There are no Olympic-sized pools, rows of treadmills or steam rooms in these small fitness studios. Instead, devotees sweat through hour-long classes in tiny spaces, swinging heavy kettlebells or practicing yoga poses. ...
Shanghai police remove protesters who oppose chemical plant
SHANGHAI -- Police in China's financial hub Shanghai took away at least three busloads of environmental protesters outside the municipal government Saturday, preventing the latest rally that started with a rumor a petrochemical plant could move into the area...
Monsanto posts higher profit, pursues Syngenta
WASHINGTON -- Monsanto Co. reported better-than-expected earnings results for the third quarter Wednesday as executives continued to pursue a $45 billion takeover of Swiss competitor, Syngenta AG. Company results on a per-share basis rose to $2.39 on stronger revenue from crop chemicals, compared with results of $1.62 per share in the prior-year period...
Perryville worries about lack of housing causing future problems
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A perceived housing squeeze in Perryville has city leaders looking for the best path toward creating more residential development, especially for its senior population. Housing complex developers, residents, city officials and economic development representatives met Friday to talk about local demand for senior housing versus availability, which officials say is influencing the city's overall housing...
Nearly 250 flock to job fair for three area companies
The same number of people three area companies seek to hire streamed through the doors of a job fair during the first hour of the event Wednesday. Potential employment at PepsiMidAmerica, Mondi or QC Corp. drew the interest of candidates with a range of educational and career experiences who filled out applications and participated in on-site interviews with company representatives at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center...
Cape asking for projects for possible TIF district
Before the city of Cape Girardeau can determine whether it should proceed with forming a tax-increment financing district, it is reaching out to developers possibly interested in downtown redevelopment projects through a request for proposals. The solicitation for requests comes almost three weeks after action by the city council authorized its distribution. ...
High water causes more problems, including port operations
Floodwaters continued to rise in parts of Southeast Missouri on Monday as the Mississippi River neared a 43-foot crest forecast for late Tuesday afternoon. The river level at Cape Girardeau today could be the 10th-highest on record and will likely affect land in and around Cape Girardeau, Scott City, Chaffee and Commerce, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Memphis District, which initiated Phase II floodfighting activities Monday morning...
Business notebook: Rain, floods may hurt crop yields
Less than half of Missouri's farm acres predicted to grow soybeans this year have been planted, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported last week. Planting progress in several areas of the state, most notably northeast and Southeast Missouri, is behind because of excessive rainfall and flooding in some areas...
People on the Move 6/22/2015
Mike Skelton recently was named general manager of Auffenberg Hyundai of Cape Girardeau. Skelton has more than 13 years of automotive experience in Cape Girardeau, according to a news release, including previous roles as a salesman, new car sales manager, used-car manager, general sales manager and general manager...
Apple, Google add new features to pay by phone
SAN FRANCISCO -- The tech industry has been saying for years smartphones would make traditional wallets obsolete. But most people still use cash or plastic when they shop in stores. That could change later this year, when three leading tech companies are promising to give shoppers more reasons to use "digital wallets."...
McDonald's to shrink for first time in decades
NEW YORK -- The burger chain that put "supersize" into the American vernacular is slimming down: For the first time in more than 40 years and perhaps ever, McDonald's says the number of U.S. restaurants it has is shrinking. McDonald's plans to close more restaurants in the U.S. than it opens this year, according to the world's biggest hamburger chain. That hasn't happened since at least 1970, according to an Associated Press review of McDonald's regulatory filings...
EPA proposes tougher fuel standards for trucks
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Friday proposed tougher fuel-efficiency standards for medium and heavy-duty trucks, the latest move by President Barack Obama in his second-term drive to reduce pollution blamed for global warming. The Environmental Protection Agency issued new rules that would lower carbon dioxide emissions from trucks and vans by 24 percent by 2027. ...
Noranda receives financing to finish rod mill
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Noranda Aluminum officials announced Tuesday the company will complete its state-of-the-art rod mill here. The company has obtained $15 million of project-specific financing for the new rod mill, which will increase Noranda's production capacity by about 43 percent and will exemplify the latest cutting-edge technology in the North American marketplace, officials said...
Business notebook: Dunkin' Donuts to open in Cape
A Dunkin' Donuts restaurant will open this fall in Cape Girardeau, said Carl Ritter Jr., a member of an investor group who recently acquired a multicounty franchise territory from the national chain. The group is closing on a North Kingshighway property that will convert an existing building into a Dunkin' Donuts. The investors received approval from the national chain to develop the location and are working to find property in Poplar Bluff, Missouri, for a another location, Ritter said...
People on the move 6/15/2015
Dr. Michael Givens of Cape Girardeau now is a certified insurance consultant. Givens recently was certified by the Missouri Division of Professional Registration to perform insurance consulting and peer reviews in Missouri, a news release stated. Givens can provide independent medical exams, review documentation and ensure medical guidelines have been followed, according to the release. ...
Hops growers rush to meet rising demand from craft brewers
MOXEE, Wash. -- These are good times for growers like Ben St. Mary. He stood at his family's farm in Washington state recently and watched as employees built trellises where a new field of hops, the key ingredient in the flavoring of beer, will grow...
Discount contact lens retailers given OK to lower prices
SALT LAKE CITY -- Discount contact-lens sellers scored a legal victory in an increasingly bitter pricing war with manufacturers as a federal appeals court cleared the way for a hotly contested law Utah law that could have wide-ranging effects on the $4 billion industry...
Twitter faces challenges before it's profitable
NEW YORK -- The Pope is on Twitter, along with the Dalai Lama, world leaders and, of course, Kim Kardashian. The short-messaging service can bring fleeting fame or instant ignominy and get you fired. It has been credited for sparking revolutions and, like Facebook, transforming the way the world communicates...
Business to business: Networking opportunities always expanding in Southeast Missouri
Small-business owners searching to connect their business personally and professionally with the community need look no further than the plentiful networking opportunities in Southeast Missouri.
Local business networking events have grown in number in recent years as area chambers of commerce look for creative ways to keep members socializing and learning, and businesses look for chances to keep customer lists expanding. Amanda Winschel, director of the Perryville Area Chamber of Commerce, says the business community in her area has upped attendance at networking events during the past year. The chamber, like others in the area, tries to offer something for everyone, she says, including a monthly women's group lunch meeting, meetings for young professionals and a Business After Hours event...
El Sol Mexican Restaurant
El Sol Mexican Restaurant Alvaro Munoz started working in a restaurant when he was 18 years old, with the dream of someday opening his own. That dream came true in October 2013 when he opened El Sol, an authentic Mexican restaurant at 1105 Broadway in Cape Girardeau...
SCOTT CITY RESTAURANT HOLDS GRAND OPENING Wild Hogs Smoke House, a new barbecue restaurant and meat shop, held a grand opening May 10. The restaurant at 116 E. Hickory St. in Scott City is owned by Tony Bure and Paul Schock, who also owns the adjacent Schock's Pub. Wild Hogs specializes in smoked foods, Bure said, including pulled pork, ribs, brisket and wings, with smoked specialty sides and smoked desserts, such as pies...
Names in the news
RUSSELL AWARDED FOR SAFETY RECORD STE. GENEVIEVE, Mo. -- Bobbie Russell won the 2014 Safety Award from Beelman Truck Co. Russell is a pneumatic tank driver based out of the company's Ste. Genevieve terminal. He has been employed by Beelman for eight years and has been eligible for the Safety Award drawing for seven of those years...
ESSNER JOINS BENNETT DENTISTRY Dr. Blake Essner joined the team of dentists at Bennett Family Dentistry in Cape Girardeau. Essner previously practiced dentistry in Sikeston, Missouri, according to a news release, and is a graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School and Southeast Missouri State University. He received his dentistry degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2014...
Bankruptcies filed through May for the Southeastern Division of the Eastern District of Missouri's U.S. Bankruptcy Court are listed below with their corresponding case numbers. The Southeast Division includes the counties of Bollinger, Butler, Carter, Dunklin, Madison, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Reynolds, Ripley, Scott, Shannon, Stoddard and Wayne. Court is held in Cape Girardeau...
Cape Girardeau County Tax liens and lien discharges recorded at the office of Drew Blattner, recorder of deeds, during May are filed by the Missouri Department of Revenue, except as indicated by IRS designation. For more information, contact the recorder's office at 573-243-8123...
531 Wash House
531 Wash House 531 Wash House, an antique store in Uniontown, Missouri, was opened in 2013 by lifelong friends Kathy Renner and Ruth Rellergert. "We'd been friends for years," Renner says. "Ruthie bought her homeplace back in 2011, plus another house [beside it] that her great-grandfather had lived in. I [had purchased] the brick house across the street back in 2004 that my great-grandfather had lived in."...