From Cape to Carnegie Hall
Liesl Schoenberger Doty orders a brownie with her coffee -- it's that kind of Saturday afternoon in downtown Cape Girardeau, sunny and comfortable. She's home for the weekend to see her mom, Brenda, "and take down the Christmas lights, of course." Schoenberger now lives in Boston, and the travel schedule of a professional violinist doesn't allow for as much time in her hometown as she would like...
Warmer weather comes and goes
While strolling, I wondered whatever happened to Patsy Peer. Happy birthday this week to Teasha Totty, William Bollinger, Joanna Eastwood, Caitlin Randolph, Jason Mott, Dewayne McAlister, Michael Lee, Gaylord Spane, Gina King, Michelle Neal, Seth Barnhart, Virginia Harris, Doris Yahn, Victor Powell III, Kimberlie Nothdurft, Bret Whitaker, Jennifer Siebert, Hailey Jo Enderle, Melvern Wondel, Heather McAlister, Donald Crowe, Lisa Asmus, Aaron Horrell, Craig Eftink, Susan Horman, Bobbie Abernathy, Sylvester Asmus, Jim Chambers, Greg Ourth and Pam Martin.. ...
Club news 1-25-15
The Torchbearer Iota Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Jan. 12 at the home of Marilyn Schwab, with Linda Belote as co-hostess. President Linda Belote conducted the meeting. It was reported that items for the chapter's "Operation Komando" project have been sent to military personnel. Additional items will be collected all year...
Friend of the greenbrier
The male northern cardinal is one of the most loved songbirds in all of North America and Southeast Missouri. His bright red feathers make him easy to recognize, especially during winter. He is often fussy with other cardinals at a winter bird feeder, but is usually quite gentle and tolerant of other feeding birds...
FYI Jan 25
Community Counseling Center, a not-for-profit comprehensive behavioral health and prevention organization, announced last week that Eric Nation, Joleta Ludwig and Cheryl Ziegler have been selected to serve on the center's foundation board of directors. ...
'Love is the strongest weapon' speaker tells MLK luncheon crowd
The collection table overflowed Monday morning at the 14th Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Luncheon. Volunteers for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Citywide Celebration Committee said 100 to 140 people attended the event at the Salvation Army...
Audience urged to act as example to children, community service awards presented at annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration
At Sunday's 25th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Celebration at St. James AME Church, the music suddenly cut off amid the announcement of the second recipient for the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Service Award. This is because the recipient was longtime pianist and fine arts educator Altha Robinson...
Watkins' wild world: John and Carolyn Watkins lovingly labor to rehabilitate injured and abandoned animals
Sedgewickville, Missouri, in January is cold, and the scenery doesn't change much. About the only signs of life are the puzzled-looking Angus cattle that pepper the sprawling, brownish fields under the sprawling, grayish sky. John and Carolyn Watkins' home doesn't look too different from other rural houses, but past the auger mailbox post and up the gravel drive, the backyard comes alive...
President Obama and executive orders
Presidential executive orders are under heavy attack now that President Obama has used such orders from the White House to delay deportation of some illegal aliens and to normalize relations with Cuba. Some of his strongest critics have said he has turned the Constitution on its ear, violated its provisions, and, perhaps, has committed an impeachable offense...
Club news 1-18-15
The Town and Country FCE Club met Jan. 8 at the home of Darlene McCain for the annual birthday party. Karen Murphy assisted the hostess and gave each member a cupcake as a take home favor. Members attending received cards from their secret pals. All members were present for the meeting...
Bald eagles, ice bowling and bad moons
While strolling, I wondered whatever happened to Jack Taylor. Happy birthday this week to Sarah Gaines, John Gaines, Tony Whitaker, Cindy Harris, Collin Dannenmueller, Ervin Eichhorn, Rebecca Reischman, Erica Dannenmueller, Judy Abernathy, Kimberly Hendrix, Jonathan Teegarden, Leroy Bollinger, Patrick Moore, Kathy Shetter, Dorothy Wolfe, Jessie Burnett, Alan Penrose, Brenda Hester, Mildred Wilhite, Clifford Van Dover, Aria Kirn, Joy Moyers, Jon Nordin, Richard Graviett, Zachary McDaniel and Maggie Lancaster.. ...
It's not too early to start planning your spring garden
It's the middle of January so spring is but a couple months away. No matter where you live, whether it be Florida or Montana, you live in a U.S. Department of Agriculture growing zone. For those of us who live around Cape Girardeau or Scott City, we live in growing zone 6a. If you live below...
Frozen in time for a time
What had been water running and falling loudly from a pond drain pipe during the day became a quiet surreal scene during the night. I found this picturesque ice sculpture made by Mother Nature the next morning. No water was exiting the cold steel pipe. ...
Briner-Fleck scholarship established
The Judith Briner and Cynthia Fleck Endowed Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Judith Briner and Cynthia Fleck, both of St. Louis, made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship will be a student enrolled at Southeast with a minimum 3.0 grade-point average who is majoring in nursing and in need of financial assistance. ...
FYI Jan. 18
The Daughters of St. Ambrose will host euchre tournaments at 1 p.m. Jan. 25 and Feb. 8 at the church in Chaffee, Missouri. Cost of each tournament is $10. Doors will open at 11:30, and food will be available for purchase. Hobbs Chapel United Methodist Church will host Mountain Faith String Band at 7 p.m. Jan. 24. An offering will be taken. The chapel is at 3024 State Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau...
Downing scholarship, endowment eastablished
The family of Josh Downing has established the Josh Downing Memorial Scholarship and Endowment for Hospitality Management through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. Nate and Mendy Downing of Anna, Illinois, and Harry and Sally Downing of Des Moines, Iowa, made a $10,000 gift to establish the scholarship. ...
Sudholt scholarship established
The Martha Ellen and George Alois Sudholt Scholarship has been established through the Southeast Missouri University Foundation. The scholarship was established in the Sudholts' memory with a $10,000 gift from Martha "Marty" Sudholt of Melbourne Beach, Florida, daughter of the late couple. ...
Catholic Social Ministry Food Pantry helps those in need
Sister Maureen Elfrink prepares a bag of food for area families during a distribution day Tuesday at the Catholic Social Ministry Food Pantry in Cape Girardeau. The food pantry fed an average of 700 families a month last year. (Glenn Landberg)
Home as historic adventure In restoring their spacious house, Robert and Kaye Hamblin discover Cape Girardeau's past and bring it into the present
When it comes to uncovering the history of a home, married duo Robert "Bob" and Kaye Hamblin have dug up their home's roots down to the foundation. The Hamblins have lived at 313 Themis St. for the past 12 years, and still they're finding odds and ends to fix up on their Victorian style home...
Sustaining connections, seeking office-seekers, grid-iron happenings
While strolling, I wondered whatever happened to Julius La Rosa. Happy birthday this week to Marilyn Lindy, Sara Stagoski, Carl Estes Jr., Victoria Viall, Sue Campbell, Karen Griffin, Mildred Chapman, Jean Moss, Debbie Cook, Jordan White, Christy Seyer, Tripp Dacus, Laura Halter, Becky Hahn, Michael Nation, Clifford Barlow, Irven Kidd, Dorothy Heuring, Ann Nordin, Dawn Dowd, Jack Wessel, JoAnn Stovall, Brenda Miller, Mindy Hendrix, Trenton Horman, Amy Obermann, Ruth Ann Sadler, Carolyn Crites, David Slinkard, Michael Welter, Sue Traw, Trish Little, Pam Cannon, Alice Uhrhan and Adella Frank.. ...