seMissourian.com blogs http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/ Recent blogs from the seMissourian.com newspaper in Cape Girardeau, Missouri en-us Eddie Erlbacher builds towboat (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67717 Dec. 21, 1935 Southeast Missourian Another 60 days will see completion of this $125,000 Mississippi River towboat which Eddie Erlbacher is building at his docks off North Main street south of the shoe factory. The picture shows the boat in its partial completion state. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) Girardeau-Built Towboat, Costing $125,000, to be Ready in Sixty Days If things go well at Cape Girardeau's "shipyard" on the Mississippi River at the north edge of the... Wed, 24 May 2017 00:00:17 -0500 A 1918 fire consumed second Elmwood Manor (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68824 All that remains of the second Elmwood manor is the entrance, seen here during a recent tour of the estate. (Sharon Sanders) In April my sister and I were privileged to be two of the 35 persons who toured Elmwood -- the historic home of Louis and Mary Hunter Giboney Houck -- off Bloomfield Road. The tour was made possible through the efforts of the good folks at Continuing Education at Southeast Missouri State University. Coordinating the tour was Christy Mershon, assisted by historian... Tue, 23 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 College High graduates - Class of 1956 (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68529 Members of the graduating class of College High School pose for G.D. Fronabarger in these photos published May 18, 1956 in the Southeast Missourian. Above, from left, front row: Wayne Kight, Bob Adams, Jimmy Fischer, Dean Farrow, Marilyn Borchelt, Nylah Portlock and Shirley Spurlock; second row: Burton Windeknecht, Earl James, Sara Jane Hanebrink, Nadine Summers, Judith Lindsay, Kenneth Kuykendall and Jim Putnam; back row: David Lange, Ronnie Kirkpatrick, Bob Etherton, Carl Armstrong, Bill... Mon, 22 May 2017 00:00:29 -0500 Ways to organize your life (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/69050 Many people have a habit of forgetting to complete certain tasks during the day or avoiding stress due to a chaotic and unorganized lifestyle. From job responsibilities to maintaining the home, it can be easy to feel overwhelmed. If you want to organize your life and enjoy having more stress-free days, there are a few important tips to follow. Use a Planner It's impossible to remember each upcoming event or appointment throughout the month, making it necessary to use a planner each... Sun, 21 May 2017 10:43:58 -0500 Jasper Tennessee (Canine Advocate by Melanie Coy) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/entry/69048 For the past couple of weeks, I have been providing information to a group out of the Kansas City metro area attempting to overturn a Pit Bull ban and a group out of Jasper Tennessee attempting to block one which is scheduled for a final reading on June 12, 2017. Missouri has a long history standing with Tennessee in the fight against the insanity of holding a dog breed responsible for the irresponsibility of humans. I had intended a very different entry this week but I finally found the... Sun, 21 May 2017 08:22:16 -0500 Couples Therapy for Everyone (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/69044 Couples Therapy for Everyone Marriages are complex things. When two different people choose to spend most of their time together, sharing both their triumphs and their setbacks, some amount of friction is basically unavoidable. What makes the difference between a happy relationship and one that ends in disaster is not denying that this tension exists or stubbornly refusing to handle it, but in dealing with the issues that are certain to arise in an open and constructive manner. If... Fri, 19 May 2017 17:16:07 -0500 Phishing Scam (BBB Marketplace Survival Guide by Joey Keys) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/2000/entry/69018 Better Business Bureau is warning consumers across the St. Louis region to be on guard against a new wave of fraudulent emails falsely claiming to be from Netflix. The emails have no connection to the video rental company and are designed to steal financial and other confidential information from the company’s customers. The warning comes three years after a BBB alert on similar phishing schemes. It follows reports from two residents of Southeast Missouri who said they received new... Wed, 17 May 2017 09:53:53 -0500 P.M. scenes: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68779 Previous blog: Staff and community photographers hit the streets on May 7, 1987 to record on film the everyday scenes that normally don't make the news: 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' Here are more photographs from that ordinary day. Sandy, a two-year-old golden retriever, is ready for a ride on the motorcycle at 2:30 p.m. Owner Chris Cook says Sandy can sit up, jump over the motorcycle, count and turn out the light. (Bill Chamberlain photo) Cape Girardeau is... Wed, 17 May 2017 00:00:26 -0500 Ways to Improve Your Work Performance (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/69010 Managing your time and efforts at work is essential to your success. It's not necessary to complete another course in business or read time management books either. Review several tips that are guaranteed to improve your performances at work. Stay Positive Remain positive as you complete your daily work tasks. The most successful people see the positive side of every situation and move forward despite the risks. This attitude helps you to stay focused and advance your position... Tue, 16 May 2017 09:08:56 -0500 War increased demand for photos (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68787 In the days leading up to World War II, as had happened before the War to End All Wars, photographers around the country were besieged with requests for portraits of young men and women and of family groups, mementos of those young men who were preparing for war and for those they would leave behind. In Cape Girardeau that demand for soldiers' and sailors' pictures began early in 1941, a result of the call of young men to military training camps. A Feb. 15, 1941, article on the front... Tue, 16 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ways to deal with common household issues (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/69002 Sometimes, owning a home can seem like a never-ending list of repairs and things to do. However, taking care of the upkeep on your home can ensure that both you and your home are a whole lot healthier. Many of the issues are easy fixes, while others of them require a bit of professional help. If you’re trying to keep on top of your home’s issues, here’s a short list of the most common ones and some ways to fix them. The Fridge Goes Out It seems inevitable. The weather... Mon, 15 May 2017 15:41:53 -0500 The worst flash flood in Cape Girardeau (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68260 On May 15, 1986, flash flood waters from Cape LaCroix Creek spilled over the roadway and vehicles at the Kingshighway and Independence intersection, remaining the next day when this photo was taken. (Mark Sterkel photo) May 15, 1987 Southeast Missourian 1 year later: Flood control efforts stepped up By Mark Bliss and Peggy Scott CAPE GIRARDEAU - One year after flood waters ravaged Cape Girardeau, city officials and community leaders are still working to help ensure the... Mon, 15 May 2017 00:00:30 -0500 Ways to save money on large purchases (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68997 Everyone wants to save more money. One of the best ways to save money is to look at the large purchases you make. Many people do not realize that there are ways to save money on these purchases that are easy to accomplish. In a short period of time, you could save ten percent or more on your purchase. Here are several ways that you can start saving money today. Negotiation When buying a house or a car, many people realize that you can negotiate the price. In fact, you would be crazy not... Sun, 14 May 2017 23:18:29 -0500 'A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau' (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68430 Niti Pratoomsindh hits the street with his camera for "A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau." (Joel House photo) More photographs from that day are below this introduction to a special photography section published June 28, 1987 in the Southeast Missourian: A Day in the Life of Cape Girardeau Cape Girardeau is people. The individuals who make up the heart of the city are those who most often receive the least recognition. They are just regular people doing regular... Wed, 10 May 2017 00:00:45 -0500 The death of Judge Benjamin Franklin Davis (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68760 Benjamin Franklin Davis Back in 2011, one of the first blogs I ever wrote dealt with the history of the house at the southwest corner of Themis and Fountain streets, which was then in the process of being restored. I mentioned then that the house was built by Cape Girardeau lawyer Benjamin Franklin "B.F." Davis, who met his unfortunate demise in the spring of 1918. Published May 15, 1918, The Southeast Missourian: JUDGE B.F. DAVIS DROWNED TUESDAY EVENING; BODY WAS... Tue, 09 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Record river crest in 1943 (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68906 Mississippi River flooding at Cape Girardeau, May 27, 1943, with the record river stage at 42.4 feet. The highest recorded crest of the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau was 48.86 feet on Jan. 2, 2016. May 27, 1943 Southeast Missourian River Tops All-Time Record Mark 42.3 Reading at Girardeau Sudden Foot Rise in 6 Hours Breaks 99-year Record Here The Mississippi River today set an all-time high record at Cape Girardeau. With a stage at 8 a.m. of 42.3 feet, the river,... Mon, 08 May 2017 00:00:09 -0500 Ways to keep your computer secure (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68950 Using External Storage The best way to protect your documents is through a means of external storage within your home or work space. Cheap and easy-to-use hardware, such as flash drives and external hard drives, can be used to store large amounts of documentation and other pieces of data should a cyber attack occur. To illustrate this picture more clearly, imagine that your home or place of work was infiltrated by burglars. If the expensive items that they're interested in aren't... Sun, 07 May 2017 18:39:18 -0500 Flash Flood Watch still in effect (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68923 Our Flash Flood Watch has been extended to Friday morning as more rain is on the way tonight and tomorrow. The computer models are still cranking out 3+ inch totals for the St. Louis area, with lesser amounts here. We should see dry weather for several days afterward. The text of the Flash Flood Watch states: A SECOND ROUND OF PERSISTENT RAINFALL WILL SPREAD ACROSS THE WATCH AREA TONIGHT THROUGH THURSDAY MORNING, FOLLOWED BY THIRD ROUND OF ENHANCED RAINFALL LATE THURSDAY AFTERNOON AND... Wed, 03 May 2017 16:51:15 -0500 Mock tornado drill in 1982 (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68689 May 3, 1982 Southeast Missourian A mock tornado, a part of a disaster program presented Sunday afternoon, roared out of the south and touched down at Cape County Farm Park. Shown above, a man was found in tree limbs. See more photos below. (Fred Lynch photos) Mock tornado hits county, disaster crews go into action It was one of the worst disasters to ever strike Cape County. Fortunately, it never happened. It was all make-believe, the victims nothing more than actors in a disaster... Wed, 03 May 2017 00:00:52 -0500 Unexpected House Issues to Look For (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68914 There are many common problems that homeowners encounter on a daily basis. It isn't uncommon to experience problems with chipping paint on the exterior of your residential property. It isn't unusual to experience issues with insulation, either. There are also, however, quite a few problems that are a bit more unexpected. If you want to be prepared for all of the problems that could potentially come your way, you should be detail-oriented and vigilant at all times. The Development of... Tue, 02 May 2017 23:10:33 -0500 Flash Flood Watch issued; I-55 to be closed south of St. Louis (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68910 This is turning into a very bad case of déjà vu as our flooding situation at Cape Girardeau is playing out almost exactly the same as the January 2016 flood. Right now the forecast for the Mississippi River at Cape calls for a crest of 48.5 feet over the weekend, just inches below the January 2, 2016, all-time record of 48.86 feet. But yet another storm system is poised to bring more heavy rain Wednesday into Thursday. Right now it appears that we are likely to see 1.5-2.5 inches at Cape,... Tue, 02 May 2017 18:01:17 -0500 Flood Repair Watch (BBB Marketplace Survival Guide by Joey Keys) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/2000/entry/68898 Flash-flooding means that area residents might need the services of a waterproofing company to help them with water-logged basements. Better Business Bureau (BBB) advises consumers to check contractors out before signing a contract or paying any money. “Contractors are working on repairing damage from storms and flash flooding, so demand for waterproofing and remediation contractors will be strong,” said Michelle Corey, BBB president and CEO. “Consumers can research... Tue, 02 May 2017 08:24:57 -0500 Carroll house razed in 1941 for A&P store (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68729 One of the things I enjoy most about my job is introducing readers to the Cape Girardeau of years past. It's icing on the cake, when I can include images of those yesterdays. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to find a good photograph of the house I'm writing about today: the Carroll house. The only image I can find of the house is from a pre-1941 aerial taken by G.D. Fronabarger. The two-and-a-half-story Carroll house can be seen in the center of this aerial taken by... Tue, 02 May 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Creative Ways to Sell Ad Space (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68893 Whether you are selling ad space or promoting a brand, you can create value by thinking a little differently. Here are examples illustrating three concepts to consider: Ads From Above Starting in the 1960s, a handful of intrepid advertisers started creating enormous billboards in the deserts of Australia and Chile, only visible to people flying overhead in airplanes. The advent of satellite imagery and (especially) Google Maps made this a slightly more popular strategy. Famously, Maxim... Mon, 01 May 2017 18:15:15 -0500 More rain on the way (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68892 Yet another round of heavy rain is poised to arrive Wednesday and Thursday. Although not as insane as the last storm, this next system could easily drop widespread 1.5+ inch totals across Southeast Missouri, and perhaps even 3+ inch totals to the north around St. Louis. This map from the NWS Weather Prediction Center shows estimated rainfall totals over the next 5 days by taking a consensus of the computer models: One particular computer model run, today's 12Z GFS, is very bullish about... Mon, 01 May 2017 16:05:58 -0500 Ways to repair your credit (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68884 Credit is essential for many aspects in life. It’s not only essential if you want to get a loan for a car or a home, but most insurance companies and apartment complexes now check your credit before approving you to get a policy or move in. Employers are even beginning to check the credit history of applicants before offering them a position. With all these factors being dependent on having a good credit score, now is the perfect time to focus on fixing your credit. It’s beneficial... Mon, 01 May 2017 01:30:50 -0500 Kelly FFA, Tom Lett project (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68579 March 18, 1959 Southeast Missourian Community beautification. These members of the Future Farmers of America chapter at Kelly High School, near Benton, Missouri, are shown as they pitched in Friday on a community project on the Chamber of Commerce property at Benton, planting multiflora rose and loblolly pine. In the background is the abandoned grade school, which has been equipped as a furniture manufacturing plant. In the foreground is the vocational agriculture instructor, Tom Lett, and... Mon, 01 May 2017 00:00:12 -0500 Flood forecasts keep getting worse (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68883 Since Sunday morning, the forecasts for many area rivers have been adjusted upward. And to make matters worse, additional rainfall (1 or 2 inches) appears likely for the middle of this week. Here is a roundup of area rivers as of Sunday evening at 10 PM: ** Van Buren The Current River appears to be cresting at Van Buren. It has reached 37.2 feet, obliterating the old record of 29 feet set in 1904. The damage at Van Buren could prove to be catastrophic. ** Doniphan At Doniphan, the Current... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 22:19:56 -0500 Record flooding imminent on Current and St. Francis rivers (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68876 As feared, the computer models which projected epic rainfall across Southeast Missouri have come to fruition -- and then some. We've seen widespread 8+ inch totals, as depicted by this map of radar-estimated rainfall during the last 7 days. Here's a roundup of flood forecasts along area rivers: Van Buren The Current River at Van Buren is poised to shatter the previous record. In 1904, the river reached a stage of 29.0 feet. Right now the river has already exceeded that at... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:31:29 -0500 Macpuppywrangler (Canine Advocate by Melanie Coy) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/entry/68873 In addition to the physical special needs dogs coming into Mac’s Mission, there are also numerous cases of orphaned puppies joining the rescue which need around the clock bottle feeding. These babies come in highly at risk due to the loss of their mothers. So many factors go into the saving of bottle feeders and time is not always on their side. Nothing daunts the efforts of the Mac ninja team and so many who would have perished have thrived to take their survivor’s spirit on... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:09:46 -0500 Five Ways To Take Care Of Your Mental Health This Summer (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68867 Summer should be easy for taking breaks from school, work and other life-related activities. For some of us, it could be easier said than done, especially if you’re prone to mental health issues. If you’re a student trying to make it through these last couple of months before summer break or a professional seeking a short break for vacation, here are some ways you can take care of your mental health this summer: Make sure to spend some time outside. When we get a break,... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 18:54:56 -0500 Mississippi River expected to reach major flood level at Cape Girardeau (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68862 The latest river stage forecast was released this afternoon and shows a dramatic rise in the Mississippi River at Cape Girardeau. The river, currently sitting at 30.5 ft., is now expected to jump to 40 ft. by Tuesday morning and then crest at around 43 ft. on Friday. This forecast takes into account the heavy rain poised to arrive this weekend. If the river does indeed hit 43.0 feet, it would represent the 12th highest crest on record at Cape Girardeau. (The all-time record came Jan. 2 of... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 13:29:32 -0500 We might be seeing an awful lot of the "F" word soon (Weather or Not) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/weather/entry/68852 As I write this, a squall line of severe thunderstorms is passing through Southeast Missouri. But I'm more concerned about a threat that starts with the letter "F": flooding. The computer models have been projecting copious amounts of rainfall for later this week. The NWS Weather Prediction Center, using a blend of various computer models, currently paints a large area within the bullseye for 7+ inches of rain over the next five days. We've seen this kind of graphic... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:35:20 -0500 Campus School garden - then and now (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68743 May 19, 1956 Southeast Missourian Youngsters start early in Cape learning about garden care. This kindergarten group, supervised by Miss Louise M. Gross at College Training School, are weeding and trimming out the flower beds. In the photo are Tom Otto, John Sheets, John Rueseler, Walter Lamkin, Fred Naeter, Cynthia Schoss and Martha Vogel. (G.D. Fronabarger photo) The former school playground is now a parking lot. The photo below taken April 13, 2017 shows the "gum tree" at... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 00:00:05 -0500 Steps for Building an Effective Company Brand (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68846 Recent studies reveal that 59% of consumers prefer to buy new products from a familiar brand. As business environment takes a new shape, small brands may be required to level the playing field with big brands with their loyal customers. Many entrepreneurs tend to react quickly to market shifts and operational challenges. For them, building a branding strategy comes as an afterthought. Recent studies have revealed that a branding strategy helps a business prevail over stiff... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 18:50:42 -0500 'James' Laskaris and the Coney Island (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68679 In the spring of 1942 residents of the United States had only one thing on their minds: War. Practically every page of the local newspaper had some news about the conflict: Head shots of men and women entering service or being promoted to new ranks and new dangers; rationing of rubber and sugar; classes geared toward airplane mechanics or aviation; cuff-less men's trousers; scrap metal drives and war bond rallies. On March 27, 1942, a local restaurateur pledged in a front-page article in... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 How to Prepare for an Interview the Day Before (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68828 How to Prepare for an Interview the Day Before Getting a job in today's world can often feel like a series of jumping out of the frying pan and into the fire: creating a resume, applying to numberless open positions, waiting for the employees to contact you back, being interviewed and finally landing the job. Of these, the interview can be the most daunting, and interviewing well will make biggest difference of whether an employer will offer you a position or not. For instance, if you... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 14:02:42 -0500 Elephants delight thousands at Houck Stadium (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68153 The Southeast Missourian's 50th anniversary circus featured elephants June 7, 1954 at Houck Stadium. The Tom Packs Circus was seen by two capacity crowds. (G.D. Fronabarger photos) ----------------------------- June 8, 1954 Southeast Missourian __9274 See Performances of Anniversary Circus in Cape__ Two capacity crowds--the official ticket count showed 9274, the greatest number of people ever to see a single entertainment feature in Cape Girardeau history--laughed and... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 00:00:34 -0500 Baby Zayda (Canine Advocate by Melanie Coy) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/1452/entry/68811 This past week I engaged in yet another discussion on breeding Pit Bulls. My standard question to those who think they have a reason to breed is “Have you done your OFA and all applicable health certifications?” While my position on breeding makes me something of a heretic, I stand by the “set in granite” premise, the only two reasons to breed are to preserve and improve. In the case of the backyard breeders, these rules are completely ignored and substandard... Sun, 23 Apr 2017 07:01:05 -0500 Marketing Your Business Through Content (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68800 Serious business websites use content marketing as a cost-effective way of maintaining relationships with existing customers and reaching out to potential clients. When executed correctly, content marketing can help your business's site or blog get more traffic of visitors who will boost your profits dramatically when they make conversations. However, not so many marketers out there who have launched successful content marketing campaigns that have yielded positive results. Here are key... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 22:49:17 -0500 IRS Collection Changes (BBB Marketplace Survival Guide by Joey Keys) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/2000/entry/68786 Starting this month, the Internal Revenue Service will begin sending letters to a relatively small group of taxpayers whose overdue federal tax accounts are being assigned to one of four private-sector collection agencies. The only four private groups are participating in this program are CBE Group of Cedar Falls, Iowa; Conserve of Fairport, N.Y.; Performant of Livermore, Calif.; and Pioneer of Horseheads, N.Y. The taxpayer’s account will only be assigned to one of these agencies,... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:12:15 -0500 The third steamer Cape Girardeau (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68212 With the loss of the second steamer Cape Girardeau in 1916, the Cape Girardeau trade was carried on for the Eagle Packet Co. by the steamer Bald Eagle until 1924. On April 23, 1924, with Capt. William "Buck" Leyhe barking orders from the upper deck, the third and final steamer Cape Girardeau docked here for its christening ceremony. It was 233 feet long and was steel-hulled. A crowd of more than 5,000 persons jammed the wharf to welcome the town's namesake. It was christened... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 00:00:09 -0500 Cape's bicycle track had a short run (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68741 In early 1898 Frank Dunlap, with the help of his wife, Mary Charlotte (Van Frank) Dunlap, a Cape Girardeau native, began remodeling the Riverview Hotel on the river in downtown Cape Girardeau. They intended to convert the old hotel into a sanitarium, where the ill might come to regain their health. One of the first descriptions carried in The Weekly Democrat newspaper of Frank Dunlap was this: "Frank Dunlap... is the man who made a trip around the world on a bicycle. He is well known... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 Ways to Promote Your Company Online (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68761 Promoting your business online can be easy if you know where to go and what to do. If you are not sure where to even begin, here are some helpful tips on simple business promotion methods that have been proven to work. Using Popular Local Listing Services The first thing that needs to be done, if you haven't already, is register your business on Google Places, Microsoft's Bing, and Yahoo! Local. This will allow your business to be more easily found on these three search engines.... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 10:31:18 -0500 First woman meter reader in Cape (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/67710 Aug. 17, 1973 Southeast Missourian The first woman meter reader in Cape Girardeau, Miss Janet Crites, is learning the ability to subtract is a must in determining the amount of various utilities residents have used in a month. Her instructor is Jimmie L. Smyth, district manager for Missouri Utilities Co. First woman meter reader to 'lib' it up in Girardeau By Cecelia Sonderman She's that gal about town. She might be seen scanning the yards, the basements, the closets... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 00:00:49 -0500 Rural Businesses: What To Prepare For (Career Advice by Margaret Francis) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/francis/entry/68736 Entrepreneurship creates both progress and development. This explains the increased numbers in the entrepreneurial sector of the economy. The bulk of such projects are concentrated in the urban areas owing to the availability of resources at the expenses of less growth in the rural areas. Choosing to venture into the rural market, poses several challenges for a business. To avoid having your company follow the proverbial story-line of failing within the first months after inception, do... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 15:10:00 -0500 State College Pep Band 1961 (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68542 Feb. 15, 1961 Southeast Missourian The State College Pep Band presented a jazz concert at the half of the Springfield-State College cage game Monday night. The organization, members self-supported, are shown in their new uniforms at final rehearsal before the game. Rudy Gardner is the director. Front row, left to right: Gardner, Jim Dunlap, Glory Kissel, Jerry Oliver, Jim Leist, Ron Hahs, and Nick Leist. Second row: Fred Palmer, Dave Miller, John Rice, Gene Zeile, Tom Dickens, Jackie Crites... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:00:42 -0500 Sodality pre-dates establishment of church (From the Morgue by Sharon Sanders) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/fromthemorgue/entry/68633 Next year, the congregation of St. Mary's Cathedral, pictured above in the early 1900s, will celebrate the 150th anniversary of the church. Just by chance, I found an article relating to the formation of the parish that offered a few details that I had never seen before. One of those details is the fact that the cathedral's St. Anne's Sodality was actually established in 1867, a year before the church. And, if the article is to be believed, it was the women who were members... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 00:00:00 -0500 May Greene School: a new spirit (f/8 and Be There by Fred Lynch) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/flynch/entry/68595 March 1, 1982 Southeast Missourian Sam Jarrell, principal of May Greene School, displays the school banner to Billy Stringfield and Nicole Robinson. T-shirts are worn once a week on a designated day to enhance school spirit. Billy is the school artist who drew the bobcat symbol. In photo below, Gloria Willis and Lory Gavi are seen as they make a sale to Catherine Rhoton and William Campbell. Lee Ayers, left, Chris Chapman and Deniese Wynn proudly display the craft items they... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 00:00:47 -0500 Ethical High School Juniors Wanted (BBB Marketplace Survival Guide by Joey Keys) http://www.semissourian.com/blogs/2000/entry/68684 Better Business Bureau (BBB) Cape Girardeau is now accepting applicants for this year’s “Student of Ethics Award.” The SOE award is a $2,500 college or trade school scholarship that recognizes high school students who demonstrate high ethics through leadership, community service, personal integrity and academic achievement. This year, the SOE awards will be presented by region at BBB TORCH Award luncheons in the fall. BBB will pay for each winner to attend the event and... Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:20:49 -0500