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Saturday, Sep. 20, 2014

Community

FYI 9-14-14 (09/14/14)
Immanuel Lutheran Church, 496 State Highway F in Tilsit, will hold a supper Sept. 28. Serving will begin at 3:30, and carryouts will be available. The menu includes kettle beef, chicken and dumplings and ham. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children ages six through 12; there is no charge for children ages 5 and younger...
'I try to tell a story': Eric Craft's photos awarded in statewide contest (09/14/14)
Eric Craft didn't think he had a talent for photography until people kept complimenting him. Then, further heartened by an honorable mention in last year's Focus on Missouri Agriculture Photo Contest, Craft took two awards in this year's competition...
Club news 9-14-14 (09/14/14)
New McKendree United Methodist Women met Sept. 2 in the church fellowship hall with 24 members and 12 guests present. The meeting was called to order by Mary Klaproth, president. She introduced guests from New Salem United Methodist Church.  ...
Generosity - Cape Honda (09/14/14)
Cape Girardeau Honda recently donated $1,100 to Love INC -- Love in the Name of Christ. At left is Pastor Dan Johnson of Love INC with Honda's Chris Brown. ...
The Swamp (09/14/14)
Hundreds of years ago, a scene such as this one would have been the norm for much of southeast Missouri. Very large swamps once covered more than a million acres of land in the area known as the Missouri Bootheel. Most of the swamplands were drained when a very extensive series of ditches totaling nearly 900 miles were dug by engineers working for The Little River Drainage District, an organization that was formed in 1905. Begun in 1914, the drainage project was completed in 1928...
Tales of an idyllic childhood (09/07/14)
Rural settings in which children have the freedom to wander and play magnify the magic of another age, and McClure, Illinois, native Ford R. Phillips has written a collection of short stories to capture the essence of his own childhood experiences, which he says may have a universal application...
FYI 9-7-14 (09/07/14)
Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville has scheduled a giveaway of used clothing, household goods and other items from 8:30 to noon Sept. 20. During that time a free pancake and sausage meal will be served. Goods will include clothing, coats, toys, kitchen and household items, baby items, furniture, books and more...
Generosity - Dutchmen's Dash (09/07/14)
Blaine and Morgan Swinford, with their son, present a check in the amount of $5,025 to the Alzheimer's Association representing proceeds from the Dutchman's Dash in Chaffee, Missouri. ...
Generosity - Cape Honda (09/07/14)
Cape Girardeau Honda donated $1,150 to Hope Children's Home. From left are Dawn Caruso and Crissy Mayberry of Hope Children's Home and Chris Brown of the dealership. ...
A mushroom with gills (09/07/14)
Some mushrooms have gills. Some do not. Wild mushrooms come in so many sizes, shapes, colors and textures that their specific species identification is very difficult to assess by most people -- including me. As I observe nature in Southeast Missouri, I see many beautiful mushrooms I do not know by name. ...
Neighbor Days serves as Benton reunion (08/31/14)
BENTON, Mo. -- After a week of brutal heat, the weather cooled enough for people to come out and enjoy a weekend at the Benton Neighbor Days. The festival began in 1924 by the Scott County Farm Bureau, and after taking a break from the 1940s to the 1960s, the festival began again and is stronger than ever. It's a tradition that dates back so far, a majority of fairgoers couldn't tell you how the tradition started...
New Wells confirmands hold reunion (08/31/14)
Submitted story and photos ~ Immanuel Lutheran Church of New Wells held a reunion of confirmands July 27, with 160 people in attendance. Guest speaker was the Rev. Ed Keinath, who served as pastor of the church from 1978 to 1983, with the theme of "Give, Grow, Thank," based on Romans 8:32: "He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all -- how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?" Kenaith now is executive director of Cross Life Ministries in Seymour, Indiana.. ...
Club news 8-31-14 (08/31/14)
Submitted photo Members of John Guild Chapter, National Society, Daughters of the American Revolution recently attended a workshop training for regents and state committees at the state headquarters in Booneville, Missouri. Shown from left: Lorilee Short, state corresponding secretary and chapter treasurer; Julie Robinson,chapter vice regent; Morgan Lake, state regent, chapter registrar; Marti Strickland, chapter regent; Cheryl Cook, state bluebird co-chairman, chapter recording secretary; Beth Biri, state vice chairman junior sales, chapter historian; and Pam Johnson, state protocol committee.. ...
Generosity - US Bank (08/31/14)
US Bank donated $2,000 to Old Town Cape to help in the revitalization of downtown Cape Girardeau. From left are Nick Burger, commercial relationship manager, US Bank; Kevin Taylor, development and resources coordinator, Old Town Cape; Marla Mills, executive director, Old Town Cape; and Steve Green, market president, US Bank...
Generosity - Cape Honda (08/31/14)
Cape Girardeau Honda donated $1,050 to the Cape Girardeau area Habitat for Humanity. At left is Honda's Chris Brown with Brandi Clark of Habitat for Humanity. ...
Awards/Accomplishments (08/31/14)
Boy Scout Troop 5 of Cape Girardeau held a Court of Honor Aug. 24 at the VFW Post 3838. Three scouts were awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. The recipients were Dylan Max, son of Bill and Deanna Max; Harrison Ayers, son of Van and Nancy Ayers; and Cody Crowell, son of Bill and Jamie Crowell...
FYI 8-31-14 (08/31/14)
Cape West 14 Cine, 247 Siemers Drive, will have a blood drive from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday. Those donating and attempting to donate will receive a free movie pass. More information is available by calling 573-651-1726. Engineer battalion group sets reunion...
What I dreamed up: Jackson woman's quilt in international contest (08/31/14)
Karla Kiefner has never actually seen Tuscany. But that didn't stop her from dreaming up and creating the picturesque scene that landed her a semifinalist spot in an international quilting competition to be held next month. Kiefner, of Jackson, is among 170 quilters who will display their skills in the American Quilter's Society Quiltweek show from Sept. ...
Fish bait in your sweet corn (08/31/14)
The two insects shown feeding on the tender grains of a sweet corn ear are called "corn earworms." They actually are not worms, but are moth larvae. Interestingly enough, the adult moth is called a corn earworm moth. Corn earworms -- larvae stage -- are predominately yellow, green or brown with tan lines running the length of the smooth body. As adult moths, about 1 1/2 inches long, they are light tan in color with varying dark spots or stripes on the wings...
Club news (08/24/14)
An international dinner of Argentina was the highlight of the Town and Country FCE Club meeting Aug. 14 at the home of Linda Thompson. Mary Klaproth and Sue Jones were on the international committee. The meal consisted of dishes from Argentina prepared by members. Jones prepared booklets containing the recipes along with the history, map and flag of Argentina for each member. A program on Argentina was presented...