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Stories from Sunday, February 25, 2007

Alexander County commissioner to lead effort to block unqualified voters (02/25/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- There's plenty of anecdotal evidence that in the past, things weren't quite right in Cairo elections. So on Tuesday, Alexander County Commissioner Angela Greenwell will lead a painstakingly detailed effort to block anyone who isn't qualified to cast a ballot from voting. ...
Kurt Warner to speak at Promise Keepers event in Cape Girardeau (02/25/07)
Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner will speak about his religious faith as part of the Heartland Promise Keepers event at the Show Me Center in Cape Girardeau on April 28. Admission will be free, organizers said. The event for men and boys is scheduled to start at 6 p.m. and end at 9 p.m...
Bell City man: MSHSAA letter not a complaint (02/25/07)
A Bell City man said he pleaded with Naylor School District superintendent Stephen Cookson to avoid involving him in a complaint to the Missouri State High School Activities Association that alleges Bell City allowed ineligible students to play on the boys basketball team...
Change coming to Cairo (02/25/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The final act of a four-year drama that featured furious scenes of clashing town politicos will be written Tuesday by ordinary voters. Cairo's municipal primary will determine which leading characters have played their parts the best. ...
Jackson, Dexter acts compete for spot on CMT (02/25/07)
Southeast Missourian DEXTER, Mo. -- Dexter native Candy Coburn is one of 64 unsigned country acts vying for a shot at recording an episode of Country Music Television's online program "Studio 330 Sessions." The contest pits artists against each other in a NCAA basketball tournament-style bracket...
Cairo candidate profiles (02/25/07)
The Southeast Missourian mailed questionnaires to every candidate in Cairo city elections. These responses, edited for space, were received by press time. Mayor Name: Lonnie J. Burris Personal: 57, divorced Occupation: Sales associate Previous political office: None...
Fishermen get advice at sports show (02/25/07)
Two hot spots at the Show Me Center on Saturday were the Trout Tank and Crappie Company, a family-owned business founded in Dexter, Mo., more than 10 years ago. The tank was there as part of KGMO Sports Show, which continues today. Crappie Company's array of products for catching fish kept a continual flow of customers within their makeshift walls...
Cape Girardeau man injured in 2-vehicle accident east of Jackson (02/25/07)
A Cape Girardeau man was injured in a two-vehicle accident Friday on Cape Girardeau County Road 618, a mile east of Jackson. Lester Fornkohl, 78, the driver of an eastbound vehicle, suffered moderate injuries, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. He was taken by ambulance to Saint Francis Medical Center...
No major flooding reported following Saturday's storms (02/25/07)
A storm pelted Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois with chilling rain and wind Saturday, but no major flooding was reported. The National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., said the rain came in spurts. "There has been quite a bit of rain over a large area," said meteorologist Pat Spoden...
KC airport terminal evacuated after restaurant fire (02/25/07)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Travelers were evacuated at Kansas City International Airport Saturday after fire started on a terminal roof, officials said. The fire started in a grill vent at the Burger King restaurant on the roof of Terminal B, which has about 30 gates serving Southwest and Delta airlines. The blaze, which caused minor damage to the roof, was put out before 7:30 a.m. and travelers and others were allowed back in shortly before 8 a.m...
Exotic animal park locates escaped timber wolves (02/25/07)
WEST BRANSON, Mo. -- Workers at a Stone County exotic animal park say they have found two escaped timber wolves but have no immediate plans to capture them. The endangered animals, including a pregnant female, escaped from Predator World on Feb. 15, shortly after arriving at the park...
Employers in Lake of the Ozarks area get creative to bring in summer help (02/25/07)
OSAGE BEACH, Mo. -- Help-wanted signs are already going up at businesses around the Lake of the Ozarks as vacation season approaches, and many employers expect to struggle to fill their available jobs. Some will run short-handed or bring in crews from other countries to ease the workload. Many are looking increasingly to retirees who have moved to the area. Higher-than-minimum wages and hiring bonuses are becoming the norm...
Tornado reported near Holden, Mo. (02/25/07)
WARRENSBERG, Mo. -- The National Weather Service said a tornado touched down briefly Saturday afternoon near Holden and quoted law enforcement officials as saying it damaged a house and some outbuildings and knocked down power lines. Officials with the Johnson County Sheriff's Office said they were still investigating the damage and couldn't comment...
Ameren moves ahead with Taum Sauk rebuild in spite of legal woes (02/25/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Ameren Corp. and federal regulators are moving ahead with plans to rebuild the Taum Sauk reservoir, even as legal troubles continue to dog the company over the reservoir's 2005 collapse. Ameren held a public meeting this month in Reynolds County -- where the reservoir is located -- to update residents on the rebuilding plans. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission plans to hold two public hearings on the plan in March...
Snow closes Colorado, Kansas and Nebreska roads; Midwest gets rain, thunderstorms (02/25/07)
DENVER -- A large, fast-moving snowstorm closed sections of major highways in the Plains on Saturday and threatened to dump more than a foot of snow on the Upper Midwest. Interstate 70, a major cross-country route, was closed for about 200 miles in both directions from just east of Denver to Colby, Kan., because of blowing snow and slippery pavement, according to Colorado and Kansas highway officials...
Spanish-language broadcaster said it will pay record fine (02/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- A Federal Communications Commission official said that Univision Communications Inc., the nation's largest Spanish-language broadcaster, has agreed to a $24 million fine for failing to provide adequate educational children's programs...
Length of school day under review across nation, in Congress (02/25/07)
BOSTON -- School principal Robin Harris used to see the clock on her office wall as the enemy, its steady ticking a reminder that time was not on her side. But these days Harris smiles when the clock hits 1:55 p.m. There are still two more hours in the school day -- two more hours to teach math and reading, art and drama...
Judge frees Little Rock schools from federal supervision 50 years after Central High crisis (02/25/07)
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- Little Rock's school district has been freed from federal supervision, a half-century after a defiant governor's refusal to allow nine black students into an all-white Central High sparked one of the biggest crises of the civil rights era...
Gay-rights bills may see historic advances in Congress (02/25/07)
NEW YORK -- Anti-gay bias has flared up in Hollywood and pro basketball recently, and soon the topic will be thrust dramatically into a new forum -- a reshaped Congress likely to pass the first major federal gay-rights bills. Wary conservative leaders, as well as gay-rights advocates, share a belief that at least two measures will win approval this year: a hate-crimes bill that would cover offenses motivated by anti-gay bias, and a measure that would outlaw workplace discrimination based on sexual orientation.. ...
AP Poll: Americans tuned in to their own war dead, not the toll for Iraqis (02/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- One person can tell you precisely how many Americans have been killed in Iraq. Another pays close attention to the names and hometowns of those who die each week. A third mourns for the families of fallen U.S. troops, but also figures it was their choice to enlist...
Bush focuses attention on rising costs of health care (02/25/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush is not giving up on his call to overhaul the tax code for those who buy health insurance. The president focused his attention again on the topic after a recent government report projected that health care spending would double by the year 2016. Analysts say current tax policy is contributing to the increase in spending through incentives that favor more comprehensive and expensive health benefits...
Giant sinkhole swallows homes in Guatemala City neighborhood (02/25/07)
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala -- A 330-foot-deep sinkhole killed two teenage siblings when it swallowed about a dozen homes early Friday and forced the evacuation of nearly 1,000 people in a crowded Guatemala City neighborhood. Officials blamed the sinkhole on recent rains and an underground sewage flow from a ruptured main. They warned that the crater could widen or others could open up...
Investigators inspect rail switches after England train crash (02/25/07)
LAMBRIGG, England -- Authorities examined railroad switches Saturday as they tried to determine what caused a high-speed commuter train to derail in northwestern England, sending carriages hurtling down an embankment and killing one passenger. Safety inspectors were investigating whether the switches had been left in the wrong position, throwing the carriages off the track, said chief superintendent Martyn Ripley of the British Transport Police...
Truck bomb in Baghdad kills 39 mosque worshippers (02/25/07)
BAGHDAD, Iraq -- A suicide truck bomber sent a deadly storm of metal, stone and jagged plaster through worshippers leaving a Sunni mosque Saturday, killing at least 39 in a possible sign of escalating internal Sunni battles between insurgents and those who oppose them...
Pakistani couple returns home with bodies of five children killed in India train bombing (02/25/07)
LAHORE, Pakistan -- The five small caskets were lined up head to foot at the border, each topped with a white wreath and scattered yellow flowers and holding the remains of a child killed in last week's train bombing in India. The father of the five, Shaukat Ali, was only able to rescue his wife and their youngest -- a toddler. The couple returned Saturday with the remains of the others, ages 6 to 15, for a funeral attended by thousands...
Feisty Cheney fires long-distance shots during trip to Asia (02/25/07)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Vice President Dick Cheney, in a series of blunt and sometimes biting statements during a visit to Asia, defended the Iraq war, attacked administration critics at home and warned that the United States would confront potential adversaries abroad...
Report: Israel seeks corridor through U.S. airspace in Iraq for strikes on Iran (02/25/07)
LONDON -- Israel opened negotiations to fly through U.S. controlled airspace in Iraq to carry out strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities, a British newspaper reported Saturday. Israel's deputy defense minister denied the claim. The Daily Telegraph newspaper quoted an unnamed Israeli defense official as saying the talks were aimed at planning for all scenarios, including any future decision to target Iran's nuclear program...
Iran says U.S. is not in a position to take military action against it (02/25/07)
TEHRAN, Iran -- The Iranian foreign minister said Saturday the United States was in no position for another war, and maintained that negotiations -- not threats -- were the only way to resolve the standoff over its nuclear activities. Foreign Minister Manouchehr Mottaki was responding to Vice President Dick Cheney, who renewed Washington's warning to Iran earlier Saturday that "all options" were on the table if Tehran continues to defy U.N. demands to halt uranium enrichment...
Italian president asks premier to stay on, seeking end to country's political crisis (02/25/07)
ROME -- Italy's president gave Romano Prodi another shot Saturday, asking him to remain as premier and face a confidence vote in parliament, while Prodi supporters courted outside senators in a frantic effort to end the country's political crisis...
Redhawks repeat as OVC champions (02/25/07)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- Southeast Missouri State's women left no doubt regarding their second straight Ohio Valley Conference regular-season championship. And as an added bonus, this time the Redhawks won't have to share their crown. The Redhawks jumped on host Jacksonville State from the outset Saturday night and romped 85-50 in their regular-season finale...
Saxony Lutheran holds off Chaffee 49-46 (02/25/07)
The Saxony Lutheran boys basketball team survived a poor performance from the free throw line in the fourth quarter to prevent an upset bid from host Chaffee 49-46 on Saturday in the opening round of the Class 2 District 3 tournament. The Crusaders, seeded second, shot 5-for-12 from line in fourth quarter. Saxony (22-3) hit 18 of 32 overall...
Southeast finds no tournament 'mo' in finale (02/25/07)
JACKSONVILLE, Ala. -- The biggest thing riding on Southeast Missouri State's regular-season finale Saturday night was gaining momentum for the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. It didn't happen. With a spot in the OVC tournament already clinched, the Redhawks lost to host Jacksonville State 78-72 in a highly entertaining game that was tight throughout...
EIU ends Southeast women's OVC reign (02/25/07)
Southeast Missouri State's reign over women's track and field in the Ohio Valley Conference came to an end Saturday as the Redhawks placed third at the OVC indoor track and field championships in Charleston, Ill. The Redhawks women had won seven straight conference titles -- four outdoors and three indoors. Eastern Illinois, the host, swept the meet. The Panthers scored 132 points on the women's side, followed by Tennessee State with 117 and Southeast with 100...
Southeast women pull off major feat with OVC repeat (02/25/07)
How about that Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team? With all odds seemingly stacked against the Redhawks, they have accomplished what many people thought was not possible. Southeast is the Ohio Valley Conference regular-season champion for the second year in a row -- and this time the Redhawks don't have to share their crown...
Tougher laws curtailing meth labs, but trafficking now more of a problem (02/25/07)
While busts of methamphetamine labs decreased over the past year in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois, the drug has maintained its hold on users, law enforcement officials say. Police credit laws passed in 2005 in both states restricting the sale of drugs containing pseudoephedrine with the decrease in meth labs. Pseudoephedrine, a common ingredient used to manufacture methamphetamine, is found in over-the-counter cold and allergy medications...
Area churches busy building, adding on, trying new services (02/25/07)
Local churches are growing and changing in a variety of ways, from building expansions to trying different ways of worship. Christ Church of the Heartland, 720 Bertling St., is well into an ongoing building program, said the Rev. Zach Strong. The church broke ground in April 2006 on a 72,000-square-foot addition that will expand the church to five times its current size and accommodate its growing congregation...
A way for busy families to eat right (02/25/07)
Meals in Thyme offers solutions for busy families in the Cape Girardeau area that want home-cooked meals. With Meals in Thyme, a customer can spend only one or two hours per month to prepare six or 12 entrees. These entrees can be frozen and cooked later at the customer's convenience...
Car wash retailer, consultant celebrates 35 years of growth (02/25/07)
Everyone who drives around the area for very long can agree on this -- it gets awfully muddy in Southeast Missouri. Service Four Equipment Co. Inc. has the solution. Located at 259 Airport Road in Cape Girardeau, Service Four sells car washes. They also sell car wash supplies, chemicals and state-of-the-art car wash equipment, but this company is not just a retail operation. They provide service long after the sale...
Brewery offers boutique liquors (02/25/07)
For the past 80 years, the Bess family, owners of Bluff City Beer Co., has taken advantage of opportunities to expand and offer more to their customers. That type of acumen has kept the company growing over the years, and enabling it to bring more variety to Missouri consumers...
Community plan beginning to bear fruit, but more left to do (02/25/07)
The progress may be slow, but community members who drafted a plan outlining the area's unmet needs in 2002 are beginning to see improvements. A fixed bus route in July began providing public transportation in Cape Girardeau County. In March, a committee implemented an asset-building initiative to foster positive development of the community's youth. Committees made up of residents in the medical field compiled a list of health-care resources that serve the uninsured and underinsured...
Open MRI eases claustrophobic fears (02/25/07)
Magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful diagnostic tool capable of assisting physicians in finding diseases and injuries throughout the body. Claustrophobic people, however, often avoid these important diagnostic scans because of their fear of being in enclosed spaces. Thanks to a new open MRI scanner conveniently located on the first floor of the Saint Francis Medical Center Health and Wellness Center, claustrophobic patients can now benefit from this advanced technology...
Satisfy your sweet tooth at Cape institution (02/25/07)
What exactly is a cheesecake? Is it mostly cheese or is it mostly cake? It's delicious, regardless of its components, and no one knows how to make this mysterious dessert better than the chefs at My Daddy's Cheesecake Bakery and Cafe in Cape Girardeau...
Area institution has been a financial force for 52 years (02/25/07)
How does someone choose a bank to handle their financial needs? Butch Holyfield of First State Community Bank in Cape Gir-ardeau said it's simple: "You need to choose us." "There are a lot of banks in town but pleasing the customer is our primary focus," Holyfield said...
Corporation merges furniture and construction industries (02/25/07)
Columbia Construction Corp. was founded in 1983 when two already established divisions of the Drury Industries organization were merged. The first of the two divisions was Drury Construction, which was established due to the need within Drury Industries for a subsidiary company to construct quality buildings for owning and leasing as well as projects for the local community. ...
Office supplies business growing, expanding (02/25/07)
Outfitting an office is important when you run a business. Offices Unlimited Inc. provides Southeast Missouri with the latest in office supplies. Owned and operated by Sally LeGrand since September 2001, Offices Unlimited Inc. is at 2127 William St. in Cape Girardeau...
Center celebrates 20 years at Cape Girardeau location (02/25/07)
The employees at the Miracle-Ear Center in Cape Girardeau have a lot to celebrate this year. The center is celebrating its 20-year anniversary at its current location. The business also learned recently that it has been awarded membership in the Miracle-Ear Platinum Club, a distinction for franchises that excel in areas of dispensing, education, market penetration, and customer satisfaction, according to Joyce Hill Cooley, a National Board Certified hearing instrument specialist, registered nurse and co-owner of the local center.. ...
Company offers design and printing under one roof (02/25/07)
Horizon Screen Printing, at 430 Broadway in Cape Girardeau, can supply residents of the Heartland with all of their printing needs. This year, the company celebrates 25 years of service in the community. They offer a full-service, award-winning design studio with printing presses on-site, saving the customer the time and money involved in having to employ both a designer and a print shop...
More than 40 businesses opened in '06 while 10 closed (02/25/07)
More than 40 new businesses opened in Cape Girardeau, Scott City and Jackson in 2006 while 10 closed, according to reports in the Southeast Missourian. The year started off with six new businesses opening in January. May had the highest number of openings with nine new businesses opening...
SEMO's River Campus opens in August (02/25/07)
Southeast Missouri State University will have students on two campuses in Cape Girardeau starting this fall. The school's River Campus arts school overlooking the Mississippi River is scheduled to open in August for fall semester classes. The $52.4 million project to develop the School of Visual and Performing Arts has been under construction since June 2005...
New Cape fire station meets three needs (02/25/07)
When Cape Girardeau firefighters move into a modern high-tech fire station on North Sprigg Street in June, the city will accomplish three goals at once. The new station meets the needs of a population shift to the north, replaces the long-outgrown station on Emerald Street and will provide a new underground 911/Emergency Operations Center that allows for future growth and will be needed in the event of a natural disaster or terrorist attack...
Shop serves your overall fitness needs (02/25/07)
Cape Bicycle Cycling & Fitness is definitely the first choice for those interested in bicycle and fitness equipment. Eric and Jean Gooden stock hundreds of great bicycles from Giant, Schwinn, Haro, Cannondale and Specialized. For those who want to exercise indoors, check out the Schwinn exercise equipment, including the Air Dyne exercise bikes, steppers and electronic exercise bike with programs and electromagnetic braking...
Agency introduces new technology to assist patients with in-home care (02/25/07)
In the spring of 2006 the Visiting Nurse Association of Southeast Missouri began using Honeywell HomMed monitors, a new device to supplement in-home care that can help monitor the health of patients daily. The three-pound monitors can placed in a patient's home free-of-charge. Each day at a pre-set time, the monitor alerts the patient to step on a set of scales. The voice prompt can be programmed in one of eleven languages. The patient then has up to 30 minutes to respond...
Doctor offers ways to get rid of 'troubling areas' (02/25/07)
Winter is a tough time of year for most people, especially when it comes to losing weight. Southeast Missouri now has a solution for anyone wanting to shed some extra pounds and permanently rid themselves of "troubling areas." Midwest Lipodissolve and Weight Loss, located at 21 Doctors' Park, offers patients a permanent weight loss solution for anyone unable to meet their personal weight-loss goals...
Fitness center offers three locations in southern Missouri (02/25/07)
With more than 10,000 locations nationwide, including Cape Girardeau, Curves can help you get back in shape. The fitness center offers -- a complete 30-minute workout, cardiovascular, strength training, flexibility and a unique weight management program-- all designed to fit your individual needs...
Southeast projects (02/25/07)
River Campus n Project: Construction of arts school n Cost: $52.43 million n Scheduled completion: August for School of Visual and Performing Arts, September for the university museum and October for the convocation center Aquatic Center n Project: Construction of recreational swimming facility...
New owners took over in 2006 (02/25/07)
"We treat all our customers like family," said Danny Tumbleson, owner of Minor's Harley-Davidson. "Our place is a great place to just hang out and have fun. We don't just sell Harley-Davidsons. We sell the experience." Hearing comments like that from Tumbleson makes you want to visit Minor's Harley-Davidson, at 2100 East Outer Road, Scott City, just to see the people and experience the warm atmosphere. ...
Business offers interior design inspiration (02/25/07)
It's almost spring cleaning time, and what better way to end a dreary winter than to add some new style and substance to your homes interior? The Decor Center, featuring The Ultimate Flooring Center and The House of Color, has everything you need to decorate your home or business. ...
Store focused on customer service (02/25/07)
Most of us don't spend too much time thinking about alternators, generators or regulators. But one Southeast Missouri business has for more than 30 years. Cape Starter and Alternator Service Inc. has been serving the Cape Girardeau and Jackson community, providing quality and speedy service to its customers...
Van service takes you on the road (02/25/07)
BART Transportation was founded in Cape Girardeau 20 years ago by Ray Duffey and John Marek for the purpose of transporting passengers between Southeast Missouri and Lambert Field in St. Louis. The service was offered on a 24-hour, seven-day basis in luxury conversion vans by reservation...
House on South Spanish Street provides a place to relax, revive (02/25/07)
Located near the Mississippi River, Spa 151 on the River is a place for residents to relax and unwind from the stresses of life. Owned and operated by Lori Wills and Ashli Rowland, Spa 151 is a full-day spa and salon at 151 S. Spanish St. in a tranquil house that was built in the 1800s...
Business serves up coffee, ice cream and more (02/25/07)
Although Cozmo's Coffee and Cream, at 1929 Independence St., has only been in Cape Girardeau since July 7, it has already earned a reputation as the place to go. It fits the tastes of all ages because of its comfortable surroundings and great food...
Delta Companies Inc. part of Cape since 1920s (02/25/07)
Southeast Missouri Stone Co. is part of the Delta Companies' family of businesses. Delta Companies Inc., one of the larges providers of construction materials and services in the Midwest, operates businesses in three states, Illinois, Arkansas and Missouri. ...
Hospital brings diabetes, breast care services to 60 Doctors' Park (02/25/07)
Under the same roof but on different levels at 60 Doctors' Park are two new services that offer patients convenient access and enhanced services. At the new Southeast Missouri Hospital Diabetes Center, patients have access to the most comprehensive diabetes self-management education, and at the Breast Care and Diagnostic Center, patients find the most advanced breast health-care services available in the region...
I-55 project 'biggest opportunity' for retail since mall, Cape mayor says (02/25/07)
By fall 2008, a new $10.8 million interchange off of Interstate 55 bordering Cape Girardeau and Jackson will be complete. City officials believe it will be the staging point for residential and commercial growth by drawing off some of the 22,000 cars zooming by on the interstate daily. That traffic will keep cash registers ringing...
Nursing home provides stress-free living (02/25/07)
Everyone wants the best of care for their loved ones. In 1967, representatives from 17 area churches met at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson, formally deciding to form "Lutheran Home for the Aged," a not-for-profit organization. This was after the possibility of having a nursing home for the elderly in the community was addressed by an executive committee in 1965. ...
Nerds return to Cape after fire (02/25/07)
You've heard of them: They're nerds. At least according to their radio commercials. But for the last two years Computer 21 has slipped a little below the radar. Two years ago, a fire severely damaged the office on Christine Street. A laptop battery exploded...
Illinois college marks 40 years (02/25/07)
This year will be monumental for Shawnee Community College. The Ullin, Ill., post-secondary education center is celebrating its 40th anniversary and breaking ground on three new building projects. The college was started in 1967 as a two-year college to serve the residents of Alexander, Johnson, Jackson, Massac, Pulaski and Union counties in Illinois, as well as Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Mississippi, New Madrid, Scott and Stoddard counties in Missouri...
Affiliation with M.D. Anderson Network affects cancer care (02/25/07)
The impact of Saint Francis Medical Center's affiliation with the M.D. Anderson Physicians Network continues to be felt throughout the region, with more and more local physicians being credentialed by this worldwide leader in cancer care. Eleven physicians on Saint Francis' medical staff are now part of the Physicians Network, giving them instant access to the tremendous resources of The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, a leading institution for cancer care and research...
Offering care at every stage of life (02/25/07)
OB-GYN Specialists of Southeast Missouri, P.C. offers all obstetric and gynecological services needed by women through every stage of life, including pre-conception planning, infertility treatment, gynecological surgery, routine and high-risk obstetrical care, and menopause management...
Local business has 90 years' experience among technicians (02/25/07)
Clark Appliance, at 223 Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau, has always been ready to stand behind their promise to service everything they sell. "There is no 1-800 number," said Lana Durham, granddaughter of Harley and Veda of Clark appliance. "You call us with a problem, and we'll be there for you."...
Family BirthPlace, Level III NICU celebrates five years and counting (02/25/07)
When it comes to Saint Francis Medical Center's Family BirthPlace, you might say, "It's come a long way, baby!" When it opened its doors in 2001, Saint Francis had not delivered a baby in more than four decades. After just five years, the Medical Center annually welcomes hundreds of babies into the world. ...
Pest control firm offers 58 years of experience (02/25/07)
With 58 years of experience in the pest control industry, Cape Kil Pest Control is dedicated to keeping your home insect free. Located at 33 N. Frederick St., Cape Kil is a residential and commercial pest management service. Some of the services they specialize in include termite management, general pest management, integrated pest management and retail pest management products for home, school and business. Cape Kil is also your bedbug information center...
Local glass company has seen to your needs for 24 years (02/25/07)
Since 1983, J. George Davis and his business, Davis Glass Co., has been providing replacement windows, mirrors, patio doors, glass blocks, furniture tops, bath enclosures and more to satisfied customers who appreciate the company's friendly service and competitive prices...
More classroom learning based on use of technology (02/25/07)
In the nation's classrooms, students increasingly learn in front of computer monitors. Teachers and students access Internet sites for information on everything from science to history. In many schools, chalkboards have been replaced by Smartboards. Teachers can write on the boards with markers but also display Internet sites on them. By touching the projected images or icons, the teachers can move easily between Internet sites and Web pages...
Scott Co. officials hope voters extend tax (02/25/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- When Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger talks about his proposal to extend the county's half-cent law enforcement sales tax, a few terms always pop up: "voters," "choice" and "taxes." Burger says he doesn't like taxes any more than the other guy, so he could understand any reluctance on the part of the public to extend the tax, which is currently authorized through 2008 by public vote. ...
Cutting-edge technology, competitive prices (02/25/07)
When you buy a car, especially a Nissan or Cadillac, where would you look? What sort of company would you choose? Crown Nissan-Crown Cadillac has an easy answer for you: "Of course, you need to choose us," and they offer proof why this is so. The dealerships are owned by Gary Stanley, and both owner and staff take pride in their operations devoting themselves to helping and serving their customers to the best of their ability...
Partnership between Jackson, chamber continues to grow (02/25/07)
The Jackson Chamber of Commerce grew out of an earlier Commercial Club, an organization of merchants active in the city in the early 1900s. The Chamber of Commerce was chartered by Missouri in 1955, with a reported membership of 86 members. Membership has steadily increased to the current strength of 395...
Cape doctors' group demonstrates it still cares about patients (02/25/07)
Orthopaedic Associates is the largest, most comprehensive orthopaedic care group in the region, offering cutting-edge care that otherwise would be available only in large metropolitan areas. However, that doesn't mean the practice neglects the important doctor/patient relationship...
Progress, growth are cornerstone for Cape wholesale electrical supplier (02/25/07)
Are you in the dark about lighting? Or jolted when it comes to making decisions about electrical products for your home or business? For the past 20 years, progress and growth have remained the cornerstone of Cape Electrical Supply's business strategy. The company has grown to 18 locations from its humble beginnings in 1953...
Local bank celebrates more than 50 years of service (02/25/07)
We all want nice things. The problem is we don't always have the money to pay for them. You need not be discouraged. There is a team of professionals with more than 52 years of experience in helping hard-working people get the things they need and deserve. With locations in Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Tamms, Ill., Cairo, Ill., and Anna, Ill., Capaha Bank is dedicated to the customers that make it a success...
Hair styles (02/25/07)
If Britney Spears walked into First Impressions Salon last weekend, most of the stylists would have shaved her bald if she asked. "If she was going to pay me to do it, I'd do it," said Carol Olivarez, who's been a hairstylist at the Cape Girardeau salon for five years...
Britney is bald, but not the first celeb to be so bold (02/25/07)
We may never know why Britney Spears shaved her head. But she's hardly the first female celebrity to go hair-free. Nor even the first singer. The difference: Most of those women lost their locks for their art. Historically, shaved heads have had practical purposes. In ancient Egypt men and women shaved their heads and wore wigs because it helped protect against lice, among other things...
Margaret Davie (02/25/07)
Margaret M. Davie, 81, of Jackson died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Bloyce Proffer (02/25/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Bloyce Robert Proffer, 90, of Advance died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007 at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born in Bloomfield, Mo., son of Walter Albert and Flora Belle Capps Proffer. He was a retired farmer. Survivors include a sister, Cleo Stevens of Advance...
Carol Wood (02/25/07)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Carol Wood, 69, of Orlando, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007. She was the daughter of Tom and Dorothy Wood. Wood attended May Greene School and Central High School. She owned a small printing shop in St. ...
Ronald Warren (02/25/07)
Ronald E. Warren, 75, of Jackson died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at his home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson.
Jessie Pratt (02/25/07)
Jessie Elizabeth Pratt, 96, of Scott City died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born on Dec. 30, 1910, at Carmi, Ill., daughter of George Thomas and Nancy Louisia Staley Zoph. She married William Henry Pratt. He died in July 1975...
Joseph Amrhein (02/25/07)
Joseph A. Amrhein, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2007, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Aug. 14, 1909, at Caney, Mo., son of Frank and Philomena Baechel Amrhein. He and Camilla C. Kern were married in the St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg, Mo., on Jan. 27, 1931. She died May 10, 1997. He and Marie Bradford were married October 2006...
Alma Nenninger (02/25/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Alma Hermina Nenninger, 89, of Marble Hill died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at her daughter's residence in Kelso, Mo. She was born Sept. 8, 1917, in Glennon, Mo., daughter of George John and Mary Blanche Horrell Fisher. She and Lawrence Sylvester Nenninger were united in marriage on Jan. 3, 1943. He died Oct. 13, 1985...
Bernard Uhrhan (02/25/07)
EAST CARONDELET, Ill. -- Bernard K. "Barney" Uhrhan, 79, of East Carondelet died Friday, Feb. 23, 2007, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, Ill. He was born March 12, 1927, in Fornfelt, Mo., son of Philip and Katie Felter Uhrhan. He and Dorine Enderle Uhrhan were married...
Floyd McConnell (02/25/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Floyd R. McConnell, 88, of Oran died Saturday, Feb. 24, 2007, at his son's home in Scott City. He was born on Oct. 13, 1918, at Cabot, Ark., the son of Eddie Cleveland and Buleah Stephenson McConnell. He owned and operated McConnell's Garage in Oran for 44 years. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the Army. He received several military awards including the Bronze Star, Oak Leaf Cluster and the Purple Heart...
Priest-Elliott (02/25/07)
Christina Lea Priest and Christopher Ray Elliott exchanged vows Sept. 9, 2006, at New McKendree United Methodist Church. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. Musician and soloist was Jeremy Verhines of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Charlie and Jo Priest of Marble Hill, Mo., and Janet Priest of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Sam Elliott of Jackson, and Danny and Nancy Elliott of Marble Hill...
Hey-Nejman (02/25/07)
Heather Ann Hey and Eric John Nejman were married Nov. 4, 2006, at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Judge Ben Lewis performed the ceremony. Pianist was Mary Mims of Cape Girardeau, and vocalists were Christy Hey of St. Louis, sister of the bride, and Jason Nejman of Terre Haute, Ind., brother of the groom...
Caton-Niswonger (02/25/07)
Rick and Carolyn Caton of St. Joseph, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Darby Jo Caton, to Eric Daniel Niswonger, both of Chillicothe, Mo. He is the son of Dan and Alice Niswonger of Cape Girardeau. Caton is a 2000 graduate of Lafayette High School in St. Joseph, 2004 graduate of Northwest Missouri State University, and received a master's degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is a resource scientist with Missouri Department of Conservation...
Dirnberger-Horman (02/25/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Douglas and Sherry Dirnberger of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Andrea Jane Dirnberger, to Zachary Michael Horman. He is the son of Michael and Karen Horman of Cape Girardeau, Donna Pobst of Cape Girardeau, and Robin Dannenmueller of Chaffee...
Layman-Greason (02/25/07)
Tom and Rhonda Layman of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Layman of Gladstone, Mo., to Brandon Greason. He is the son of Greg and Linda Greason of Kansas City, Mo. Layman is a 2002 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from William Jewell College in 2006. She is employed by Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Kansas City...
Bundy-Pieper (02/25/07)
Bruce and Susan Bundy of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kimberly Ann Bundy, to Jason Allen Pieper. He is the son of Terry and Tami Pieper of Friedheim. Bundy is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Wal-Mart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau...
Couple celebrates 60th event (02/25/07)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Wibbenmeyer of Old Appleton celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary Feb. 3, 2007, with family. Wibbenmeyer and Theresa Buchheit were married Feb. 5, 1947, at St. Joseph Catholic Church at Apple Creek, Mo. They have three children, Roger (Sheila) Wibbenmeyer and Peggy (Steve) DeWilde of Perryville, Mo., and Nancy (Steve) Fenwick of Cape Girardeau. They have 12 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren...
Hildebrand-Boyer (02/25/07)
David and Susie Hildebrand of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Danielle Hildebrand, to Joseph Franklin Boyer III. He is the son of Joe and Lisa Boyer of Cape Girardeau. Hildebrand is a graduate of Central High School, and expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in May from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teller at Bank of America...
Dietiker-Adams (02/25/07)
Perry and Veronica Dietiker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Bethany Dietiker, to Grant Adams. He is the son of Charles Adams and Royce Kessel of Cape Girardeau. Dietiker is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed in the child care field...
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