Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Many Jackson students may face random drug-testing If two Jackson High School officials are successful, a random drug-testing policy for students in grades 9 through 12 will go into effect by the time classes begin in August. School-board members are... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:52:27 -0500 Area employers enthused about prospect of new technical schools Between an announcement of Ranken Technical College opening a campus in Perryville, Missouri, and business leaders joining together at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center, one thing is... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:52:14 -0500 New heroin-overdose drug will save lives, area health officials say Missouri residents will be able to carry medicine to counter heroin overdoses under a new state law that has the support of some local medical and drug-rehabilitation professionals. The measure, part... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:51:57 -0500 Model-aircraft fans show their planes, flying skills at Cape Dozens of model aircraft enthusiasts from around the state and beyond converged in Cape Girardeau's Galaxy Park airfield for the Southeast Missouri Modelers Association's fifth annual Fly-Low-In this... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:51:42 -0500 Jackson man accused of felony assault after attack at Cape bar A Jackson man allegedly dropped a fellow Cape Girardeau bar patron with one punch and then proceeded to kick the man when he was on the ground. The Jackson's man's motivation was that he overheard... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:51:21 -0500 Morley woman faces drug charges after traffic stop A Morley, Missouri, woman faces a felony drug charge after a traffic stop in Scott County. Cheryl Gardiner, 23, is charged with the felony of possession of a controlled substance and misdemeanor of... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:51:04 -0500 Swimmers of all skill levels participate in World's Largest Swimming Lesson event in Cape The goals of the World's Largest Swimming Lesson, other than set a world-wide record, were to teach children to respect water and learn to be comfortable in the water. "This event wants to create... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 23:50:47 -0500 Out of the past: June 26 Bollinger County, Missouri, Presiding Commissioner Elwood Mouser has proposed conducting a straw poll in Bollinger County to determine whether voters there should be given the opportunity to vote on... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:14:01 -0500 James Tlapek James Patrick (Pat) Tlapek of Cape Girardeau died June 24, 2016, at the age of 95 at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. He was born Dec. 19, 1920, in St. Mary, Missouri, the youngest of seven children... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:14:01 -0500 Cape Girardeau police report 6/26/16 CAPE GIRARDEAU The Cape Girardeau Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Andre E. Holmes, 58, of Cape Girardeau was issued a summons for driving while... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:13:01 -0500 Jackson police report 6/26/16 JACKSON The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests to no imply guilt. DWI n Lloyd F. Cureton, 33, 118 Main St., No. 4, was arrested on suspicion of operating a motor vehicle... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:13:01 -0500 Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department reports 6/26/2016 CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Fracis G. Pounds, 30, of Cape Girardeau was arrested on suspicion... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 19:13:01 -0500 Peggy Roberts PULASKI, Ill. -- Peggy Roberts, formerly of Pulaski, passed away June 22, 2016, surrounded by her family and friends. She leaves behind her husband, Jack; little dog, Suzie Q; four children; two... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:37:01 -0500 Births 6/26/16 Daughter to William Drey May and Kelsey Paige Johnson of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:42 a.m. Thursday, June 16, 2016. Name, Kinsley Nichole Paige. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces.... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:37:01 -0500 Floyd Hoffman Floyd E. Hoffman, 83, of New Wells died Saturday, June 25, 2016, at the Monticello House in Jackson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:37:01 -0500 Bobbie Choate Bobbie Jean Choate, 73, of Scott City passed away Friday, June 24, 2016, at Chaffee Nursing Center in Chaffee, Missouri. She was born June 25, 1942, in Bollinger County to the late Dale and Ruby... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:36:01 -0500 Tyler Lalumondiere PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Tyler Lalumondiere, 30, of Perryville died June 24, 2016, in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Young and Sons Funeral Home, with a rosary at... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:36:01 -0500 Russell Anderson Russell Wayne "Fingers" Anderson, 66, of Scott City died Friday, June 24, 2016, at Heartland Care and Rehab in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount... Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:36:01 -0500 Speak Out 6/26/16 A current example of something that sent me straight into a state of ecstatic anticipation? Learning that U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas may soon retire! Franklin Roosevelt used the WPA... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 17:20:59 -0500 Prayer 6-26-16 O Lord Jesus, may we be a blessing to those in need. Amen. Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:36:01 -0500 Radical generosity We were excited to see Cape Girardeau was ranked third-most generous town in the state and wanted to share some related information. Some time ago, friends from various churches started meeting to... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:36:01 -0500 Time is right to upgrade Jackson parks Cities and towns, like so many other societal entities, have to make priorities. Streets and sewers, water and electric, stormwater and flood control, police and fire protection all make up the... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 16:36:01 -0500 On the money: Most people don't shop for lower prescription drug prices WASHINGTON -- Most people don't shop for lower prescription drug prices. They should, especially now that there are easier ways to do so. More than a dozen websites and apps are vying to help U.S.... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:12:59 -0500 Walk right in: Convenient care clinics fill the gap between primary care offices and the emergency room What's a parent to do when their child wakes up with a sore throat on Saturday morning? Medical needs have a way of showing up when most doctors' offices are closed, but with the growing popularity... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:10:06 -0500 Bored of your exercise routine? There are plenty of ways to mix it up in the Cape Girardeau area Establishing and sticking to the same exercise routine might seem like a great idea, but the truth is, if you don't switch up your program, you could be undermining your workout. "Our bodies are... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:08:10 -0500 Don't bug me: Tips for preventing and battling super lice Plenty of common childhood ailments are heavy on "ick factor," no matter how harmless they really are. Few experiences, however, have the power to gross out parents quite so thoroughly as learning... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:06:29 -0500 Park Service project shares stories of women along Route 66 ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It was a man's world nearly a century ago when one of America's most famous highways got its start, opening up vast expanses of the West as it created an automobile artery that... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:03:26 -0500 In a weight-loss rut? Surgery or medically supervised programs may get you back on track For many people, losing even a few extra pounds can be difficult. But for those whose who are at least 75 pounds over their ideal body weight, the process can become that much harder. It was for Cape... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:01:40 -0500 Senior center menus - 6-26-16 Monday: Pasta with meat sauce or chicken tenders, golden hominy, layered salad, garlic bread and fruit salad or ice cream. Tuesday: Beef taco salad or chicken soft taco, corn and black beans, lettuce... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:01:12 -0500 Club news 6-26-16 The FCE Lamplighter club met June 16 at the Mayfield Cultural Center in Marble Hill, Missouri. Members enjoyed lunch, had a short business meeting, a birthday gift exchange and a tour of the center.... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:01:02 -0500 Local congratulations, books for sale and Fourth of July reminders Happy birthday to Harley Wicker, Chelsea and Courtney Walter, Jack Simpson, Ashley Davis, Mark McGuire, David Griffin, Sarah Benton, Mary Eifert, Deanna Bridwell, Kevin Teegarden, Darren Lee, Bud... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00:32 -0500 Don't get so sour about pickles -- make them yourself In the world of summer barbecues, the pickle hardly plays a starring role. Truth to be told, "hold the pickles" is my standard order, as I am not a fan of pickles on a cheeseburger, nor do I... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 12:00:00 -0500 Spiders are among most effective predators of plant pests Although many people have a built-in aversion to them, spiders rank as one of the gardener's best tools for biological pest control. They also are one of the few pest predators that don't eat plants.... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:59:52 -0500 Ask a designer: Decorating around a TV Television screens just keep getting bigger, which is great if you're an avid binge-watcher, but not so convenient if you're trying to decorate a living room or bedroom with one wall dominated by a... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:59:09 -0500 Berries for your yard It's pretty easy today to get some good-tasting berries, like blueberries or raspberries or plums or such, at our local grocery store. Most of the time a grocery store is fairly close. We live about... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:58:13 -0500 Sweet treats to share this summer It has been several weeks since I passed along any dessert recipes to you, so today this column is all sweet treats. Bar cookies, desserts in jars, cobbler in a slow cooker -- there's plenty for you... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:57:46 -0500 Charles Dunn ordained; first Bollinger County priest in 57 years On June 24, Charles Dunn entered St. John Church in Leopold, Missouri, and walked out later as a Catholic priest. He is the first priest from Bollinger County to be ordained at St. John in 57 years,... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:57:09 -0500 Learning from all God's creation "Oh, my gosh!" I excitably exclaimed to my husband as we traveled along the road. "Look at those beautiful round bales of hay. They are so beautifully formed -- all the same size and shape!" Then, to... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:56:24 -0500 Striking constructive wounds Criticism is not in short supply. Criticism flows freely, leaving a wake of destruction. However, a critique from a source who has invested himself or herself in you is worth listening to. Proverbs... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:55:59 -0500 A guide to understanding new light-bulb terms, LEDs and more Anyone who has stood in confusion in the light-bulb aisle (and that's most of us) knows that technology and the push to save energy are continuing to flip the script on home lighting options. The... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:55:19 -0500 An ethical dilemma: Vegans struggle with humane pest control MIAMI -- Even the well-being of rats, roaches and spiders are a concern for animal activists. But they also pose ethical dilemmas for owners of vegan restaurants who need to keep those pests out of... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:54 -0500 She's got spirit: Katherine Rollins is the first from Missouri to join Saintsations cheer team Katherine Rollins has been dancing, competitively and recreationally, since she was 3 years old. Rollins, now 23, said she began taking classes at such a young age to follow in her older sister's... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:44 -0500 FYI 6-26-16 A pulled pork dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Eisleben Lutheran Church, 432 Lutheran Lane in Scott City. The meal will include pulled pork, baked beans, scalloped potatoes, slaw,... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:54:19 -0500 No more fear: 'Fear-free' veterinarians aim to reduce stress for pets LOS ANGELES -- Trips to the veterinarian leave Joy so scared, she gets sick. The black Lab-mix dog shakes and shivers, her heart rate jumps, her blood pressure spikes, her temperature rises, her eyes... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:53:32 -0500 A lesser-known bullhead This fish is a yellow bullhead catfish. It has eight barbels (whiskers) around its mouth that it uses to locate food. These barbels are harmless to touch, but beware of being stuck by any of the... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:53:00 -0500 'A slow progression': Type 1.5 diabetes is often misdiagnosed, but the earlier it can be regulated, the better for your health In the annals of diabetes, types 1 and 2 are the most well-known forms of the disease, with the first usually showing up in the young and the second manifesting itself in adulthood. With Type 1... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:52:17 -0500 4x4 June 29 is International Mud Day. Do you have any messy hobbies? Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:50:59 -0500 The heart of the matter: New technology, medications improve outlook for those with heart failure Each year in the United States, up to 700,000 new cases of heart failure are diagnosed, according to the Heart Failure Society of America, and more than 5 million people are affected nationwide. Mary... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:50:14 -0500 Don't get sidetracked: Distracted behaviors can put your safety at risk With the average attention span only lasting eight seconds, and the need to multitask to keep up with an on-the-go lifestyle, it's no wonder so many of us are easily sidetracked during routine tasks.... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:49:47 -0500 Jansen -- Scherer Janice Rose Jansen and Gabriel Perry Scherer were married July 11, 2015, at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, Missouri. The Rev. Michael Casteel and the Rev. David Coon performed the ceremony.... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:45:02 -0500 Hurst -- Graviett Ronnie and Rhonda Hurst of Oran, Missouri, announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Hurst, to Johnathan James Graviett of Oran. He is the son of Kathie Snider of Chaffee, Missouri,... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:45:02 -0500 Harding -- Ritter John and Rebecca Harding of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Mary Caroline Harding, to Evan Anthony Ritter. He is the son of Dr. August and Laura Ritter and Tracy and Cheryl... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:45:02 -0500 Rodgers -- Bagot Billy and Melissa Rodgers of Knoxville, Tennessee, and Kathy Rodgers of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Bailey Katherine Rodgers of Jackson, to Jacob Laurence Bagot of Cape... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:45:02 -0500 Get a move on: 10 ways to be more active during the workday We're sitting too much and it's dangerous. The average American spends more than seven hours sitting every day, and the more time you sit, the higher your risk of serious, potentially... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:43:34 -0500 Diet drama: Fad diets are all over social media - are they worth a shot? At times, starting a temporary or fad diet can be a monolithic concept with many questions attached. Where do I start? Which diet is best for me? Why try something new when everything else has... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:37:32 -0500 Tofu, anyone? Ideas and recipes to jazz up this health food staple Trying to eat healthier can be a bit of a challenge at times, especially when new or unfamiliar foods are incorporated into the mix. But when it comes to finding a nutrient-rich supplement for... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 11:37:17 -0500