Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us High-tech brace helps Morehouse man regain mobility For about 10 years, Joe Brashears walked with his left leg locked. Putting his left foot in front of his body meant he would fall. Since October 2015, Brashears has used a hydraulic brace from the... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:47:35 -0600 Smith leads effort to pass insurance bill for dialysis patients Dialysis patients would benefit from expanded insurance options under federal legislation President Barack Obama has said he will sign into law. U.S. Rep. Jason Smith, who represents the 8th... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:47:27 -0600 Utility case prompts Wallingford to file bill to prevent future steep rate hikes State Sen. Wayne Wallingford has filed legislation to prevent future steep rate increases for customers of small water and sewer utility systems. The Cape Girardeau Republican said he filed Senate... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:47:11 -0600 Company to start recruiting businesses to Jackson, Cape This summer, the cities of Cape Girardeau and Jackson hired Catalyst Commercial Inc. to conduct a yearlong initiative to attract business to the area. That project is moving from the initial research... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:44:49 -0600 3 students in custody for violent threat; no details released Three Cape Girardeau Central High School students were taken into custody Wednesday on suspicion of making a violent threat at the school, police said in a news release. An investigation into a... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:42:18 -0600 Births 12/9/16 Son to Kristy Nicole Moit of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 8:04 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 20, 2016. Name, Kristian Tyler B. Weight, 7 pounds, 13 ounces. First child. Moit is the former Kristy... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:25:06 -0600 Cape Girardeau police report 12/9/16 The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n A suspect was in custody pending formal charges of possession of a controlled substance,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:23:52 -0600 Jackson fire report 12/9/16 The Jackson Fire Department responded to the following calls: Tuesday n Emergency medical service on South Shawnee Boulevard. n Emergency medical service on Emma Street. Wednesday n A citizen assist... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:23:24 -0600 Lois Boston PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Lois Boston, 84, formerly of Cape Girardeau, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Poplar Bluff Regional Medical Center in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. She was born July 6, 1932, in... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:58 -0600 Barbara Cox Barbara Lynn Cox, 59, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Monticello House in Jackson. She was born Sept. 5, 1957, in Advance, Missouri, to Comelous Green and Mildred Mae Eakins Cox.... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:43 -0600 Whitley Dabbs Whitley Keith Dabbs, 28, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, in Jackson. He was born May 26, 1988, in Cape Girardeau to David Keith Dabbs and Tamara Lynn Welker. Whitley enjoyed cooking,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:22:13 -0600 Valerie Davis Valerie Davis, 58, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 16, 1958, in Dayton, Ohio, to Lee Joseph and Leola Mack... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:51 -0600 Hank Golightly CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Harold "Hank" Golightly, 89, of Chaffee passed away Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born Nov. 11, 1927, in Chaffee to the late Otto and Maude Doughty... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:37 -0600 Billy Jackson WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Billy Martin Jackson, 75, of Wappapello passed away Monday, Dec. 5, 2016, at John J. Pershing VA Hospital in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. Billy was born Sept. 4, 1941, at Anniston,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:23 -0600 Lois Noce Lois Virginia Noce, 95, formerly of St. Louis and Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Drew County, Arkansas,... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:21:08 -0600 Donna Winter Donna Winter, 58, of Whitewater, formerly of Piedmont, Missouri, died Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, at Woodland Hills Nursing Home in Marble Hill, Missouri. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. today at Ruegg... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:20:57 -0600 Out of the past: Dec. 9 A mural design featuring a historic scene has been selected by the Cape Girardeau Bicentennial Committee as the "Bicentennial Mural;" Tim Blattner, a spokesman for the River Heritage Mural... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:20:43 -0600 Mike Zito overcomes addiction, embraces blues on return trip to Cape In some ways, Mike Zito's show next week at The Rude Dog Pub will be a homecoming. Although Zito grew up around St. Louis, he used to be a Cape Girardean himself. But that was a long time ago -- more... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:20:29 -0600 Jackson native writes, illustrates Christmas-themed children's book Dee Kesterson-Booker held steadfastly to the belief her adaptation of an old Irish/Welsh legend needed artwork. She believed that about 10 or 11 years ago when she put in writing the traditionally... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:19:50 -0600 #SemoSelfie 12/9/16 Messy hair? Wear a hat. Messy life? Wear a hat while you pray for serenity. Trust me on that. #momish #semoselfie #veteransday Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:19:44 -0600 Best Bet: Breakfast with Santa to be held Breakfast with Santa will be from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Osage Centre, 1625 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Families will be able to eat doughnuts, Danishes, muffins, bagels, biscuits... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:17:08 -0600 Artifacts 12/9/16 Cape First Church will host Christian musicians Derek Minor and Th'isl at 7 p.m. today at Cape First Church, 254 Silver Springs Road in Cape Girardeau. Westminster Presbyterian Church will host "Go... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:16:51 -0600 Mandolin whiz Thile brings younger crowd to 'Prairie Home' MINNEAPOLIS -- Halfway through his first season hosting "A Prairie Home Companion," mandolin maestro Chris Thile still feels "like a kid in a candy store" taking over the long-running popular public... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:16:12 -0600 All about chickens: Bawk, bawk, bawk, bawk Now, in addition to deer, elk, mountain lions and black bears, our fair city is about to be populated by chickens. That's fine. I think we probably have enough mental counselors to deal with the... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:02:11 -0600 Kid-friendly percussion concert this weekend The sound of drums and other percussion instruments will ring throughout the Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall at Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus on Saturday. The Department of... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:02:03 -0600 We’ll survive Since the election of Donald J. Trump as our 45th president, the liberal television prognosticators, major newspaper editors, and America’s far-left elitists, have been overwhelmed with anxiety and... Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:01:53 -0600 Prayer 12/9/16 O Lord Jesus, precious Savior, our hope is in your unfailing love. Amen. Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:01:43 -0600