Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Data about shots-fired reports in Cape difficult to confirm, compile It seems like a scene that would occur only in a movie: two men exchanging gunshots, inside, in the middle of a winter afternoon. Christian Isaiah Sewell-Barnes of Kansas City, Missouri, was watching... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:01:30 -0500 Town Plaza taxing district falls short of expectations amid little governmental oversight Cape Girardeau city officials envisioned the tax-funded Town Plaza Community Improvement District would be a success story. The reality has been far different. In addition to revenue from a special... Sun, 23 Oct 2016 01:01:02 -0500 Cape teacher accused of assaulting student at football game A Cape Girardeau teacher is facing misdemeanor charges after police say he assaulted a student during a Cape Girardeau Central High School football game Oct. 14. High-school staff alerted Cape... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:17 -0500 Hundreds turn out for VintageNOW fundraiser A bomber hung from the ceiling of the Osage Centre on Saturday evening. A Jeep sat on the floor. Sailors and GIs and a regiment of Rosie the Riveters darted between tables and the fundraising... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:03 -0500 Perry County man accused of killing wife, shooting man A man is in custody after he allegedly killed his estranged wife and shot her friend just after midnight Saturday in Perry County. A news release from the Perry County Sheriff’s Office said Joseph... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:52:01 -0500 Police: Suspect admits to six burglaries in Scott County The Scott County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged a Charleston, Missouri, man in connection with six Scott County burglaries. Larico D. Coleman, 37, faces six counts of burglary, eight counts... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:48 -0500 Pedestrian killed during traffic collision on I-55 A 45-year-old man walking along northbound Interstate 55 was killed Friday morning trying to flee one collision but was hit by five vehicles in the southbound lane of I-55, according to a Cape... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:51:33 -0500 Out of the past: Oct. 23 For the first time in more than six years, motorists soon will be able to cross Juden Creek on East Cape Rock Drive near Highway 177; a new, one-lane bridge over the creek is scheduled to open some... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:38:15 -0500 Births 10/23/16 Daughter to Madison Rae Sandlin of Jackson, Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:29 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016. Name, Kooper Renee. Weight, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. First child. Sandlin is the daughter of... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:38:02 -0500 Cape Girardeau police report 10/23/16 The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Bill L. Johnson, 36, of Fayetteville, Arkansas, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:37:48 -0500 Cape Girardeau fire report 10/23/16 The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls: Thursday n Medical assists were made at 9:51 a.m. on Washington Avenue; 11;10 a.m. on West Cape Rock Drive; 1:47 p.m. on Linden... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:37:01 -0500 Scott City fire report 10/23/16 The Scott City Fire Department responded to the following calls: Oct. 14 n At 10:36 p.m., pedestrian versus auto on Interstate 55, mile marker 91. n At 11:25 p.m., emergency medical service in the... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:36:19 -0500 Paul Brewer OWENSVILLE, Mo. — Paul A. Brewer, 82, of Owensville passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at St. Anthony’s Hospital in St. Louis. Paul served in the U.S. Army and was a truck driver. Visitation will... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:35:10 -0500 Stephanie Campbell PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Stephanie Campbell, 42, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Barnes–Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 to 10 a.m.... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:35:02 -0500 Angelia Dawn Cook Angelia Dawn Cook, 56, of Scott City died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:52 -0500 Betty Griffith Betty L. Griffith, 88, of Cape Girardeau died peacefully in her sleep Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at her home. She was born March 2, 1928, in Russelville, Arkansas, to Marcellus and Regina Renner... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:38 -0500 John 'J.E.' Hagans John E. “J.E.” Hagans, 96, of Jackson passed away Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He will be greatly missed at the Veterans Home, where he resided the past... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:27 -0500 J.T. Haimes J.T. “Bo” Haimes, 90, of Millersville passed away Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 28, 1925, in Sturgis, Mississippi, son of Henry Clay and... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:34:11 -0500 Arnold Kapfer Arnold Jerome Kapfer, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at the Missouri Veterans Home. He was born Jan. 27, 1919, in Oran, Missouri, to Oswald and Margaret LeGrand Kapfer. He and... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:33:59 -0500 Zexia 'Zax' Pourney PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Zexia L. “Zax” Pourney, 85, of Perryville died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 1, 1931, in Perry County, Missouri, son... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:33:47 -0500 Jon Sander Jon Michael Sander, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born Sept. 27, 1945, in Cape Girardeau to Norman and Norma Vogel Sander. He married Lee Allan on Nov. 26,... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:33:34 -0500 Carolyn Sanders Carolyn Elizabeth Sanders, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, at Chateau Girardeau. She was born Jan. 24, 1945, in Lampasas, Texas, to Herbert Max and Ava Elizabeth Baker... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:33:17 -0500 Delpha 'Betty' Shaw MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Delpha "Betty" Masters Shaw, 78, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:33:05 -0500 Jim Shrum Jim D. Shrum, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Mercy Hospital St. Louis. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:47 -0500 Caroline Stevens PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Caroline S. Brewer Stevens, 66, of Perryville died Friday, Oct. 21, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:29 -0500 Laverl Ussery Laverl Lee Ussery, 69, of Cape Girardeau passed away Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016, at his home. He was born Nov. 27, 1946, in Oriole, the son of Everett and Gusta Ilene McClard Ussery. He and Lana... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:15 -0500 Sheryl Watson PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Sheryl K. Watson, 69, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Saturday at Immanuel... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:32:03 -0500 Wonder Woman named special UN ambassador, despite protests UNITED NATIONS -- The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday Friday by naming the comic book character as its new Honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Woman and Girls, despite... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:24:01 -0500 Nobel member calls Dylan's silence 'arrogant' COPENHAGEN, Denmark -- A member of the Swedish Academy that awarded the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature to Bob Dylan said the American singer-songwriter's silence since receiving the honor is... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:24:01 -0500 Prince Albert buys home of mom Grace Kelly PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia home where Oscar-winning actress Grace Kelly grew up and accepted a marriage proposal from Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1955 now is in the hands of the royal... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:24:01 -0500 A rundown on Missouri ballot measures As we approach the Nov. 8 election, much of the attention has been focused on the presidential race. But there are many more races and issues on the ballots. In Missouri, voters will have a say on... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:32:51 -0500 Roy Blunt for re-election to the U.S. Senate Although this newspaper has had a policy of NOT endorsing political candidates, but that does not prevent my column from doing that, especially this year. The confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:47:20 -0500 Prayer 10-23-16 O Lord Jesus, with holy hands lifted up we praise your name. Amen. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:44:01 -0500 This edamame dish can be used as a side dish or as the star I'm a fan of stocking my kitchen with healthy, nutrient-dense ingredients that can be used on the fly on those busy days when 5 p.m. sneaks up without notice. Even if I pay a little more at the store... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:35:39 -0500 Marty Submitted by Catherine Allison Greg Allison found his cat Marty when he left his closet door open one day. He snapped this picture. We don't know how the cat got up there without leaving any snags on... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:33:27 -0500 Club news 10-23-16 The New McKendree United Methodist Women met Tuesday, Oct. 11, in the church fellowship hall with 17 members and two guests present. The meeting was called to order by Mary Klaproth, president,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:32:36 -0500 Brick requests, Chaffee upkeep and memories of misdeed informants Happy birthday to David Schaefer, Robert Ross, Gordon Atchison, Josh Boley, Joe Kinder, Jerry Beck, Alex Bader, Billy Phillips, Jane Cook, Casey Graviett, Mark Siebert, Maria Lynn, Doc Moudy, Crystal... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:32:09 -0500 Baby boomers not slowing down with age Mike Kloser was a professional mountain-bike racer, and after his career was over he spent years traversing unmarked wilderness courses in adventure races. Once he hit his 50s, Kloser, who lives in... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:31:42 -0500 Adopt Lisa 10-23-16 Lisa is a 4-year-old female with a super sweet personality! She is available for adoption at Safe Harbor; call (573) 243-9823. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:31:07 -0500 Adopt Mason 10-23-16 Mason is 9 weeks old. This adorable little guy is available at the Humane Society; call 573-334-5837. Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:30:45 -0500 Senior center menus - 10-23-16 Monday: Chopped steak or hot turkey salad, mashed potatoes, winter blend veggies, whole-grain hot roll and cinnamon apples or German chocolate cake. Tuesday: Oven-roasted pork or rotisserie chicken,... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:30:27 -0500 Finding comfort in God Recently I've become mysteriously allergic to my couch: When I sit on it, I itch. The same was true, for a brief moment, of my bed and carpet. I thought the problem might be dust mites, so I... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:30:12 -0500 Refusing to believe in easy "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" (John 9:2). When you have a family member with a serious illness, everything else in your life becomes insignificant by... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:29:48 -0500 Lasagna options Lasagna is not just for red sauce anymore. In looking through cookbooks and on the internet, there are more types of lasagna than you can imagine. As difficult as it was, I narrowed down the choices... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:25:52 -0500 Famous cheese: Holland's most well-known cheese has been around for more than eight centuries I'm sure you are familiar with Gouda cheese, arguably Holland's most famous, accounting for more than 50 percent of the total production of cheese in that country and these days as ubiquitous, even... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:25:27 -0500 Fall gardening It definitely is fall, isn't it? The temperatures last weekend didn't feel like fall, but all the signs say it is. I noticed the persimmons were falling. I haven't picked up any, but they are all... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:24:37 -0500 FYI - 10-23-16 Guardian Angel PCCW will host a breakfast meal from 8 a.m. to noon today in the Guardian Angel School gym, 514 Church St. in Oran, Missouri. The menu will include sausage, ham, scrambled or fried... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:24:04 -0500 If a fungus could roar A few years ago, a large American beech tree died. Eventually, the large trunk weakened, and it probably was a wind storm that brought it down. As a broken log laying on the ground, the rotting beech... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:21:51 -0500 On the hunt: Annual Wheelin' Sportsmen event gave hunting opportunity to 25 people with disabilities It's sunup at Lake Wappapello, and for the past few hours Jackie Rowe has been shuttling hunters from the lodge to their blinds. It's not an easy task, since the hunt is specially tailored to help... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:21:19 -0500 4x4 - 10-23-16 Oct. 28 is Frankenstein Day. What is your favorite costume you've ever worn? Fri, 21 Oct 2016 13:20:46 -0500 Smith -- McDowell Jordan Danielle Smith and Zachary Mark McDowell were married June 19 at Mint Springs Farm in Nolensville, Tennessee. The Rev. Barry Pfanstiel performed the ceremony. Music was provided by College... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:30:01 -0500 Popp -- Kuehn Todd and Debra Alexander of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassandra (Casey) Popp, to Brandon Kuehn of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. He is the son of Don and Myra Kuehn of Ste.... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:29:01 -0500 Meier -- 53 years Franz and Mary Meier of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 53rd wedding anniversary on Oct. 19. Meier and the former Mary Diehl were married Oct. 19, 1963, in Philadelphia. The Rev. Charles Diehl... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:29:01 -0500 Parenteau -- Niederkorn Wayne and Rhonda Parenteau of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Tara Anne Parenteau, to Brandon Micheal Niederkorn, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Steve Niederkorn of... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:29:01 -0500 Clippard -- Kluesner Carla Clippard of Jackson announces the engagement of her daughter, Laurie Jean Clippard, to Derek Michael Kluesner of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Keith and Beverly Kluesner of Cape Girardeau.... Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:29:01 -0500