Spring is here and help is needed
While strolling, I wondered whatever happened to Darroyl Newcomer. Happy birthday this week to Anna Williams, Denice Jackson, Angie Dees, Chris Kerber, Jeremy Hahn, Zahara Ressel, Hunter Teegarden, Gaylane Gardner, Shannon Harrell, Brent Wessel, Toshi Darby, Zelma Bridwell, Clyde Eichhorn, Mary Dannenmueller, Jean Jurgovan, Deborah Russell, Dorothy Statler, Linda Uhrhan, Reba Davenport, Jennifer Eichhorn, Gabriel Seabaugh, Jeremy Schlitt, Mike Mirly, Bill Hagan, Linda Lindy, Jenny Miller, Betty Watts, Richie Rister, Jimmy Chambers, Bud Schilling, Garrett Senciboy, Charlie Dumey, Robert Kern, Robin Gardner and Steven Dooley.. ...
Club news 4-19-15
The Xi Nu Phi Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met April 7 at the offices of Red Letter Communications, with Sandy Ross as hostess. President, Susan Benton, led the meeting with six members present. The minutes from the last meeting were approved. It was announced that Kathy Kiefner was the chapter's Valentine queen...
Gun control: What would our founding fathers think?
During a recent Civic Club speech, I asked the question, "How many of you own a gun?" Virtually every hand in the room went up. Just below the mummer of voices, I heard the comment, "We are Southern." And, so they were. Legislation for gun control is never going to fare very well in some parts of our country. The provision in our Bill of Rights related to bearing arms was passed by Congress 1789 by an almost unanimous vote...
Decorating with spring pastels
After a long winter, the pastel colors of spring look pretty appealing right now. Cheerful pastel pinks, yellows, greens and blues can brighten up a room. Decorating with these potentially too-sweet shades can be tricky, but worth it. "Pastels get a bad rap for being super-girly, sometimes being kind of '80s, and for even skewing babyish. But they don't have to be any of those things if you apply them in fresh ways," says designer Brian Patrick Flynn, founder of Flynnside Out Productions...
Bluegill, a favorite fish for several reasons
Bluegill are probably one of my favorite kinds of fish. They are relatively easy to catch, super fighters and downright good table fare. My Grandma used to want the bluegill, if we were lucky enough to catch a mess. She wanted hers scaled with all the bones in them...
Patterson scholarship established at Southeast
The Judge Timothy J. and Carole A. Patterson Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The Honorable Timothy J. Patterson of Hillsboro, Missouri, made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. The gift was matched with an additional $10,000 through a matching gift program, part of the Honoring Tradition -- Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign through the foundation. ...
FYI April 19
The menu for the Salvation Army's Meals with Friends, served at noon daily at 701 Good Hope St., for the week is as follows: n Monday: Spaghetti, green beans, dessert, fruit and bread. n Tuesday: Baked chicken, stuffing, mac and cheese and dessert. n Wednesday: Ham, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, dessert and bread...
The red-winged blackbird is a North American bird through and through. It is a native songbird approximately the size of a northern cardinal. The bird can be found summering as far north as Alaska, and may be found as far south as Costa Rica in Central America...
Walk MS to be held Sunday
Walk MS will be held Sunday by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society at Capaha Park. Organizers hope the fundraiser brings in $25,000 for the society and expect about 250 people to walk, according to a news release. Registration will be from noon to 1 p.m. with the walk from 1 to 3 p.m. One-, 3- and 6-mile route options will be available, the release said...
Getting in Character: Dressing up as favorite superheroes is what motivates many fans during Comic Con
Meet Hannah. Perhaps you've seen her in her mild-mannered alter-ego form around town; maybe she's even served you your coffee before. But when the time is right, like it will be next weekend at Cape Girardeau's 10th annual Comic Con at the Osage Centre, Bobeen and others like her show a different, more super side of themselves...
Barred owl's typical daytime rest stop
This image shows a barred owl's typical daytime resting place -- on a small limb in the shadow of a large limb. Have you ever heard someone say, "I heard a hoot owl last night just outside my window?" Well, the barred owl is most likely the owl they heard. It is our most noisy owl...
The crappie are biting -- just look at the trees
As you look at the trees along the roadside or out your back door, if you are lucky, you should be able to see a number of trees that are beginning to bloom. When the dogwoods or plum bushes are blooming, the crappie are biting or will be biting. One indicator for us is our Manchurian Bush Apricots, which are blooming about right now...
Club news 4-12-15
The Lamplighters FCE Club met March 19 at New Salem Methodist Church in Daisy. Members tacked and machine-quilted five quilts and made chair covers until the noon meal. Jackie Kurre, hostess, provided the meal. The meeting was called to order at 1 p.m...
FYI April 12
The American Red Cross has scheduled several blood donation opportunities in the area. Donors with all blood types are needed, especially those with types O negative, A negative and B negative. Cape Girardeau n April 22: 8 a.m. to noon, Metro Business College, 1732 North Kingshighway...
Parker scholarship established
The James V. Parker Theatre and Dance Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Dr. Kenn Stilson and Rhonda Weller-Stilson made a gift to establish the scholarship in Parker's name. Their gift was matched through the faculty/staff component of the Honoring Tradition -- Inspiring Success Comprehensive Campaign through the foundation. ...
Wessel donates to Jackson FFA
Jackson FFA received a $2,500 donation from Cape Girardeau County farmer John Wessel and America's Farmers Grow Communities, sponsored by the Monsanto Fund, according to a news release from the fund. The donation will help the organization educate students about different types of agriculture and different cultures. Some participating Jackson FFA members will travel to other parts of the country to learn about other types of agriculture...
Ashworth receives scholarship
The Scott City Women's Club awarded a $500 scholarship to Kelly Ashworth, the daughter of Morret and Gail Ashworth of Scott City.
What the role of a pastor is, and isn't
Where are the churches? Where are the pastors? I have a feeling this column could cost me some readers. Hope not. I'm persuaded the time has come for a little pushback. Lately, I've spent a fair amount of time in the car, traveling to St. Louis, Jefferson City and Columbia. Music doesn't keep me alert so talk radio keeps me going on long stretches of highway...
Anticipating the hummingbirds' arrival, and migrating feathered friends
While strolling, I wondered whatever happened to Mary Catherine Schlitt. Happy birthday to Kori Grossheider, Kirk Hemingway, Tom Cunningham, Gary Hester, Elizabeth Hartman, Kevin Dudley, Sherrin Rains, Lindsay Phillips, Daniel Pepple, Janet James, Diane Curry, David Little, Terry Boese, Mark McKinley, Layton Tenkhoff, Anna Schmitt, Andy Proffer, Gladys Eifert, Mary Snider, Zachary Wachter, Debbie Mirly, Richard Hinkebein, Angela Rehm, Mary Hagan, Patsy Tenkhoff, Shannon Dannenmueller, Ann Ingram, Kim Shell, Delores Wilburn, Roberta Grojean, Steve Whitaker, Jeff Dacus, Tammy Eifert, Paul Keller, Florence McBride, Shirley Tomlinson, Betty Walton, Robbie Coomer, Jennifer Vandeven, Celeste Shields, Joann Hess, Georgia Smith and Gretchen Davie.. ...
Sandfort to head Community Foundation of the Ozarks office in Cape
The Community Foundation of the Ozarks is set to open a new office in Cape Girardeau, with a familiar face at the helm. Retired Cape Girardeau banker Maurice "Moe" Sandfort joined the foundation April 1 as a senior adviser of philanthropy for the east region and will lead the local office...