Headlines News from the newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Senate passes electric-rate bill to benefit possible Bootheel aluminum smelter, steel mill The Missouri Senate approved legislation Friday that sets the stage for lower electric rates to encourage reopening of an aluminum smelter and possibly entice a steel mill to New Madrid County. The... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:37:15 -0500 Judge denies dismissal motion; embattled sheriff remains out of office for now CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Embattled Mississippi County Sheriff Cory Hutcheson remains barred from his elected office while a legal fight continues in circuit court. Judge William Syler, who issued a... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:36:24 -0500 Weather stunts attendance, hours at Cape Splash season-opener The Cape Splash Family Aquatic Center opened its gates at 11 a.m. Saturday to kick off the water park’s eighth season. Stephanie Buehler, aquatics supervisor for the Cape Girardeau Parks and... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:36:10 -0500 City of Sikeston takes over operation of Humane Society shelter SIKESTON, Mo. — The Sikeston Area Humane Society has turned over the operation of its animal shelter to the city of Sikeston after the shelter lost its license last month. The city on Friday... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:37:03 -0500 Two men face charges in Cape prostitution sting Two men face charges after trying to hire prostitutes that turned out to be undercover officers, police said. The Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office charged Justin G. Lemay, 36, of... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:36:48 -0500 Cape County opts in to sales-tax holiday Cape Girardeau County will participate in the annual sales-tax holiday Aug. 4 through 6. The affirmative vote was unanimous at Thursday’s meeting of the county commissioners. The state holds an... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:36:36 -0500 Coo Coo Ca Brew: Man dabbles in brewing his own beer at home Ranley Simpson brews his beer as Coo Coo Ca Brew, and when asked if he would consider himself the walrus, responded with a laugh, "I would say, I am he as you are he." One thing is clear, he's a fan... Sat, 27 May 2017 23:09:01 -0500 Births 5/28/17 Daughter to Jamie Lee and Paige Nicole Astin of Anna, Illinois, Saint Francis Medical Center, 7:52 p.m. Friday, May 12, 2017. Name, Britton Nicole. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. First child. Mrs. Astin... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:12:28 -0500 Cape Girardeau police report 5/28/17 The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Levi A. Roberts III, 38, of Thebes, Illinois, was arrested at North West End Boulevard and... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:12:17 -0500 Cape Girardeau fire report 5/28/17 The Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to the following calls: Tuesday n Medical assists were made at 12:27 a.m. on Parksite Drive; 5:09 a.m. on Jefferson Avenue; 6:41 a.m. on Independence... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:11:46 -0500 Aleda Allen ORAN, Mo. — Aleda Joan Allen, 76, of St. Louis passed away peacefully at 4:55 p.m. Saturday, May 13, 2017, from heart failure at Woodland Manor Nursing Center in Arnold, Missouri. She was born June... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:11:25 -0500 Terry Dees Terry D. Dees, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 22, 2017, at home. There will be a private, family-only service. The family is being served by the Cremation Society of Missouri. Sat, 27 May 2017 22:11:16 -0500 James Evans Jr. James O. Evans Jr., 63, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 26, 2017. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau. Burial will be at a... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:11:06 -0500 Myesha Jackson Myesha Latribia Jackson, 22, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 25, 2017, at Southeast Hospital. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home in Cape... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:10:50 -0500 Edna Slinkard Edna “Lee” Slinkard, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, May 20, 2017, at Fountainbleau Lodge. Visitation will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. A... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:10:39 -0500 Dorothy Trotter Dorothy Hill Bryson Trotter, 98, died Thursday, May 18, 2017, in Columbia, Missouri. She was born Sept. 19, 1918, in Lake Charles, Louisiana, daughter of Thomas Jackson Bryson and Mary Albert Hill... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:10:35 -0500 Out of the past: May 28 New parking fines take effect in Cape Girardeau, both for timed- and prohibited-parking zones; the Cape Girardeau City Council passed an ordinance for the new fines at its May 18 meeting, which will... Sat, 27 May 2017 22:10:29 -0500 Gregg Allman of The Allman Brothers Band dies at age 69 SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Gregg Allman, a survivor of tragedy, knew the blues musically and in a painfully personal way. Raised by a single mother after his father was shot to death, he idolized his... Sat, 27 May 2017 21:25:23 -0500 Prayer 5-28-17 Lord Jesus, thank you for our veterans and bless those currently serving. Amen. Fri, 26 May 2017 14:24:22 -0500 Spirit of America Award Editor's note: You can nominate individuals for the 2017 Spirit of America award through June 13 by submitting the printed application that appears in the newspaper or online at... Fri, 26 May 2017 14:24:19 -0500 Speak Out 5-28-17 Tillerson is wanting to cut back on diplomats and staff, so why waste money on sending Catholic Callista Gingrich to the Vatican? Why is the woman who cheated with Gingrich not an insult to the Pope?... Fri, 26 May 2017 14:24:11 -0500 Memorial Day: A salute to fallen heroes Editor's note: The following is our annual Memorial Day editorial. When the first ceremonies were held following the Civil War to honor those soldiers who had lost their lives in battle, communities... Fri, 26 May 2017 14:24:01 -0500 Club news 5-28-17 The American Legion Unit 63 Auxiliary met May 10 with 14 members present. Linda Kern, president, called the meeting to order. Chaplain Catherine Allison prayed. The treasurer's report and minutes... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:20:55 -0500 Southeast Missouri State University spring dean's list The following students were named to the Southeast Missouri State University Dean's List for the Spring 2017 semester. Advance, Missouri: Macey Cooper, Haley Seger, Ethan Barr, Grant Woodfin, Heather... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:19:08 -0500 Memorial Day weekend arrives with salutes to all who served Happy birthday to Charles Sladek, Loretta Ditto, Jill Little, Melonie Payne, Kathy Holmes, Casey Hampton, Wanda Perry, Kimberly Foulk, Danny Loucks, Kristie Lynn, Terry Curtis, Denny Graviett, April... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:18:30 -0500 Award - academy Submitted by Steve Schaffner The Southeast Missouri Music Academy held its annual Young Composer’s Concert on May 12 in the Shuck Recital Hall at the Southeast Missouri State University River... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:17:58 -0500 Award - Suzuki Strings Submitted by Steve Schaffner The Suzuki Strings of the Southeast Missouri Music Academy presented a concert at the River Campus in Shuck Recital Hall on Mother’s Day, May 14. Fri, 26 May 2017 11:17:32 -0500 GT - Awards art Art winners from Cape Girardeau at the recent Women's Club Art Show held in Paducah, Kentucky. Adult art: Anita Dickerson (first, pastel), Marty Riley (second, pastel), Brenda S. Seyer (second, mixed... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:16:18 -0500 Adopt Benny Submitted by Safe Harbor Animal Sancutuary Benny is a friendly 1-year-old pitbull waiting for his forever home. He is available for adoption at Safe Harbor; call (573) 243-9823. Fri, 26 May 2017 11:15:46 -0500 Remembrance My Grandpa Simmons had a large flagpole in his front yard. It was planted in a bed of red and gray gravel. Every morning (as he was able) he would walk out of his front door with a properly folded... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:07:18 -0500 Finding inner strength Jim came bounding down the steps so fast, his feet barely touched the ground. He had just graduated from college with his degree, and he scarcely could contain his excitement. "I can do what I want... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:06:47 -0500 Rich in Christ In March 2013, NBC news published a story about a family from New York that purchased a bowl at a garage sale for $3. The ceramic bowl, about 5 inches in diameter with a saw-tooth pattern etched... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:06:20 -0500 Rhubarb is good for more than pie Spring welcomes many new foods, but a favorite would have to be rhubarb. Most people think of pie or sauce when they think about cooking with rhubarb, but the possibilities go far beyond those... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:05:47 -0500 Finding an old skillet still cast for the purpose of cooking One of the main appliances in Mom and Dad's house was the kitchen stove. Mom's was a gas stove or range, and it had four burners on the top plus a griddle in the middle. Neat stove. We ate a boatload... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:05:38 -0500 The perfect siesta SIESTA KEY, Fla. -- The sand on Siesta Beach on Florida's Gulf Coast is as fine as powdered sugar, a pure, sparkling white and soft as a kitten's fur -- all because it's comprised of 99 percent pure... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:05:13 -0500 FYI 5-28-17 The Lindsey Cemetery Association of McClure, Illinois, will hold a special service at 1:30 p.m. today. An area ritual team will assist in the program, with Ford R. Phillips, a former McClure... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:51 -0500 Senior Center menus 5-28-17 Monday: Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday: Barbecue pork steak or country steak, mashed potatoes, red cabbage and apple salad, whole-grain hot roll and chilled plums or chocolate pudding. Wednesday:... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:32 -0500 North America's largest tadpole In my hand is a bullfrog tadpole. I dipped it from a pond May 15. It probably is a bit over two years old. A female American bullfrog can lay about 20,000 eggs in early spring. Southeast Missouri is... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:04:08 -0500 GT 4x4 5-28-17 If you had to choose between flying or breathing underwater, which would you and why? Fri, 26 May 2017 10:59:55 -0500 Feemster -- 50 years Bob and Mary Feemster celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. Feemster and the former Mary Pensel were married May 27, 1967. They have one daughter, Heather (J.D.) Brune, and two... Fri, 26 May 2017 10:54:54 -0500 Ruch -- Unterreiner Matthew Ruch of Daisy announces the engagement of his daughter, Emily Ann Ruch to Dylan Joseph Unterreiner, both of Perryville, Missouri. He is the son of Thomas and Theresa Unterreiner of... Fri, 26 May 2017 10:50:01 -0500 Mabry -- 50 years Mr. and Mrs. Dewayne Mabry of Millersville celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on May 27. Mabry and the former Ruth Blackledge were married May 27, 1967 in Naylor, Missouri. They have five... Fri, 26 May 2017 10:50:01 -0500