Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Salvation Army continues to serve the community The Salvation Army does so much more than ring bells over red kettles at Christmas, and the ministry in Cape Girardeau brings many services to the table -- in some cases, literally. Each worship and... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:56:00 -0600 Two men crack market with local cage-free eggs Christopher Ludwig said part of what inspired him and his partner Adam Birk to start Jackson Egg Co. was a desire to simplify the way people get their eggs. "We're removing unnecessary things," he... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:52:35 -0600 About 100 pet owners march in inaugural Mardi Paws Pet Parade The first Mardi Paws Parade of Pets in downtown Cape Girardeau brought more than 100 pet owners and their furry friends out for an afternoon of fun. Volunteers handed out beads and masks, and dogs... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:52:20 -0600 Advisory period leads to fewer failing grades, Cape school official says New advisory periods at Cape Girardeau Central High School have led to a decrease in failing grades, according to assistant principal Leigh Ragsdale. Ragsdale will give a presentation about the... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:52:06 -0600 Local lawmaker's dicamba bill passes Missouri House A bill aimed at increasing penalties for the misuse of dicamba passed the Missouri House on Thursday. The bill moves to the Senate, with its author looking to earn the governor’s signature by... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:51:53 -0600 Sikeston officers arrest Cape man after foot pursuit SIKESTON, Mo. — A Cape Girardeau man is accused of illegally possessing a firearm after a brief foot pursuit with police Tuesday in Sikeston. Shamar A. Lowe, 18, is charged with felony unlawful... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:51:38 -0600 Dorena-Hickman Ferry to reopen today HICKMAN, Ky. — The Dorena-Hickman Ferry in western Kentucky will resume service at noon today after the ferryboat’s engines were overhauled. The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet closed the ferry... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:51:25 -0600 Mercy Hospital, Saint Francis to offer childhood GI service in Cape Mercy Hospital in St. Louis is collaborating with Saint Francis Medical Center to offer a specialty pediatric gastroenterology service. Pediatric gastroenterologist Jose Derdoy has begun seeing... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:50:55 -0600 Jackson aldermen to hold special meeting Monday The Jackson Board of Aldermen will hold a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday at city hall, 101 Court St. in Jackson. The meeting will cover agenda items not discussed at the regular meeting... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 23:50:43 -0600 Births 2/26/17 Twin sons to Timothy James Lester and Olivia Tori McKinney of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017. Calvin Charles was born at 5:46 p.m., and weighed 7 pounds, 6 ounces.... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:20:44 -0600 Cape Girardeau police report 2/26/17 The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Mariah A. Islas, 22, of Jackson was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for driving while... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:20:36 -0600 Cape Girardeau fire report 2/26/17 The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls: Thursday n Medical assists were made at 7:28 a.m. on William Street; 7:57 a.m. on North Sprigg Street; 8:39 a.m. on South Hanover... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:20:01 -0600 Jackson fire report 2/26/17 The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following calls: Wednesday n Fire alarm sounding on North Lacey Street. Thursday n Citizen assist on Oak Ridge Drive. n Emergency medical service on Cathy... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:19:12 -0600 Sue Cole Sue Burton Cole, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Chateau Girardeau Nursing Center. A private memorial service will be planned for a later date. Arrangements are under the care... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:18:42 -0600 Valerie Collier Valerie K. Collier, 57, of Neelys Landing died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Cremation will be accorded by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:18:35 -0600 Robert Dover THEBES, Ill. -- Robert Howard "Bob" Dover, 81, of Thebes died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at his home. Visitation will be from 1 to 3 p.m. Tuesday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Illinois. Graveside... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:18:26 -0600 Jodi Hobbs Jodi Hobbs, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete and will be announced by Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:18:13 -0600 Stacia Kasten Stacia Lawrence Kasten, 97, of Jackson, residing at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:18:01 -0600 Thomas 'T.D.' Kaufman Sr. THEBES, Ill. — Thomas “T.D.” Kaufman Sr., 83, of Thebes died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at his home. He was born June 8, 1933, in McClure, Illinois, to John E. and Ella Mae Burchyett Kaufman. He... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:49 -0600 Ann Lange Ann Lange, 73, of Millersville passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 24, 1943, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leon and Ruth Ates... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:40 -0600 Anna Belle McGraw Anna Belle Brock McGraw, 94, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Portageville, Missouri, passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home, surrounded by her family. She was born Sept. 11, 1922, in Scrub... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:28 -0600 Ronald Pokracki MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Ronald Alan Pokracki, 53, of Marble Hill died unexpectedly at his home Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:13 -0600 Larry Robertson MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Larry William Robertson, 71, of Marble Hill, formerly of Jackson, died Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Nov. 20, 1945, in Cape... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:17:03 -0600 Bradley Sample Bradley Wayne “Chromedog” Sample, 55, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Southeast Hospital. He was born Oct. 22, 1961, in Cape Girardeau to Doyle Wayne and Cora Lee Moore... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:16:53 -0600 Anna Schwab Anna Marie Schwab, 93, of Cape Girardeau passed away Friday, Feb. 24, 2017, at her home. She was born April 8, 1923, in Cape Girardeau to the late Jesse C. and Henrietta H. Nitsch Ford. She and... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:16:43 -0600 Raymond 'Buck' Yost Raymond Glen "Buck" Yost, 82, of Jackson died Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017, at Southeast Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:16:29 -0600 Out of the past: Feb. 26 Cape Girardeau lawyer John Oliver has been elected vice chairman of the Missouri Highway and Transportation Commission. Oliver said his position means he will preside at any meeting chairman Harry... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:16:17 -0600 Celebrities launch pot brands as California legalizes drug SAN FRANCISCO -- Country singer Willie Nelson, the children of the late reggae icon Bob Marley and comedian Whoopi Goldberg are just a few of the growing number of celebrities publicly jumping into... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:11:55 -0600 Road work 2/26/17 The Interstate 55 west outer road from U.S. 61 to Route FF in Cape Girardeau County will be closed as Missouri Department of Transportation crews make drainage repairs. The work will take place from... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 22:11:09 -0600 Mo. Agricultural bills I feel every land owner in Missouri will be interested in legislation related to eminent domain. This letter is to notify the citizens of Missouri about two House bills that were introduced by Rep.... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 17:30:24 -0600 Prayer 2/26/17 Father God, may we walk in righteousness, bearing witness to your good work in us. Amen. Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:54:35 -0600 Rescind 'world gag rule' As one of his first acts in office, Trump signed an Executive Order to reinstate and significantly expand the "world gag rule." This rule withholds U.S. aid from a global Nongovernmental Organization... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:54:06 -0600 Jackson plan addresses growth issues Jackson's school district is a great source of pride in the county seat. The town, and surrounding area, has a lot of pride in its schools, teachers and, of course, its students. Those in the Jackson... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 14:51:15 -0600 Award - Mathcounts The chapter level of the MathCounts competition was held Feb. 10 at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center. Duncan Brown, a student from Jackson Junior High School, won the top mathlete... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:41:13 -0600 Senior Center in need of group of volunteers to care for garden Happy birthday to Wilfred Urhahn, Gabe Hanks, Jeanette Eftink, Maxine Haney, Nancy Spies, Mallory Estes, Ashley Siebert, Leigh Ann Denbow, Courtnie Harris, Tyler Acey, Judy Davis, Gean Knotts, Kristy... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:40:18 -0600 Adopt - Roo Submitted by Safe Harbor Animal Sanctuary Roo is a 2-year-old male. He has a spinal injury from a car accident and hops around but is otherwise a great dog. He’s about 35 pounds and is in need of a... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:39:33 -0600 Stop, look and listen Today, inspired by an article on teaching I'd read, I had my creative-writing students empty their pockets, take off their watches and leave behind their bags and books and phones. Their task? Go out... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:37:49 -0600 Compassion is vital to society "Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me" -- Matthew 25:45 NIV The epigram is a quote preserved by the gospel of Matthew and has... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:37:10 -0600 Drip lines are a garden investment but work well It's been more than 20 years now since we bought the land out where we live. I'm still amazed that we were able to buy this place where it is close to town but outside the city limits. Couldn't... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:33:31 -0600 When shared, even an old recipe is new Over the past couple of weeks, I have been given a few new recipes to try. I didn't have room to pass along all of them today, so I will save the others for another day. I really enjoy getting mail... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:32:59 -0600 Bird watching After experiencing a few days this month in the high 60s and low 70s, I am ready for spring. As I drive around town I also see a lot of purple martin houses in backyards. Their presence also reminds... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:32:27 -0600 A duck named gadwall The gadwall is a North American duck slightly smaller than the mallard. It is a migratory duck that winters across most of the southern half of the United States and all of Mexico. The gadwall is a... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:31:56 -0600 Seabaugh -- Bierer Courtney Seabaugh and Ryan Bierer were married Nov. 12, 2016, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Jason Shaw performed the ceremony. Pianist was Matthew Palisch of Jackson. Soloist was... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:31:23 -0600 GT - FYI 2-26-19 The Patton Lions Club will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at the Patton Saddle Club on Hiaghway 51 in Patton, Missouri. The menu will include pancakes, sausage patties,... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:58 -0600 Club news 2-26-17 Dortha Strack, president, conducted the Kage FCE meeting Feb. 9 at Chateau Girardeau. Judie Herbst, hostess, led the devotion and Barbara Marshall led a Valentine word scramble game. Eight members... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:32 -0600 Senior center menus - 2-26-17 Monday: Pepper steak or ham and beans, baby baker potatoes, roasted Brussels sprouts, whole-grain hot roll or cornbread and baked stewed apples or cookie and ice cream. Tuesday: Sausage, bacon and... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:30:14 -0600 GT - 4x4 - 2/26/17 Mardi Gras is Feb. 28. How will you be celebrating? Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:27:38 -0600 Chezem -- Bridgewater Chelby Cinnamen Chezem and Ethan Michael Bridgewater, both of St. Louis, were married Oct. 8, 2016, at The Jewel Box of Forest Park in St. Louis. Ruth Ellen Hasser performed the ceremony. Chelby is... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:24:26 -0600 Young -- Ansberry Pat and Lynn Young of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mallory Lynn Young, to Adam Michael Ansberry of Jackson. He is the son of Bill and Stephanie Ansberry of Cape... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:23:44 -0600 Beel -- Woodfin Danielle Clara Beel and Ronald Dale Woodfin III, both of Marble Hill, Missouri, were married Oct. 29, 2016, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Missouri. The Rev. David Coon performed the... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:23:05 -0600 Howard -- Kerby Greg and Joan Howard of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashten Lea Howard, to Graeme William Kerby, both of Sunnyvale, California. He is the son of Bill and Jackie Kerby of Westin,... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:22:53 -0600