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Southeast prepared in case of crisis (04/18/07)
Southeast Missouri State University officials are advising that the university is prepared to handle a crisis such as the one experienced at Virginia Tech Monday. Dr. Kenneth Dobbins, university president, said the campus police force of 18 trained police officers is equipped to act as first responders in such an event...
Shooting victim identifies gunman (04/18/07)
Police are searching for a man believed to have shot a 19-year-old Cape Girardeau man Monday afternoon on William Street who remains in an area hospital Wednesday from the injury. Cape Girardeau police Sgt. Barry Hovis Wednesday said a warrant is out for Brandon L. King, 20, of 102 N. Park St., No. 1, who police say may be responsible for shooting the victim in the buttocks at about 3:53 p.m. in the 1100 block of William Street...
Coleman wins seat, incumbents re-elected to school board (04/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Retired school district employee Mary Coleman won election to the Cairo school board Tuesday and voters re-elected incumbents Vernon Stubblefield and board president Arnold Burris Sr. Burris was re-elected to a fifth four-year term thanks to absentee-ballot votes. Burris trailed Bobby Mayberry by 14 votes in the eight-candidate race late Tuesday night before the absentee ballots were counted...
Leopold schools: 40 students illegally enrolled (04/18/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Forty students in the tiny Leopold School District -- about a fifth of total enrollment -- are enrolled illegally in the district, school and state education officials said Wednesday. Leopold superintendent Derek Urhahn said the situation was uncovered when he checked the residency status of every student in the school district in response to anonymous written complaints...
Long wait for Cairo election results (04/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- The clock was sweeping past 2:30 a.m. today when interim Alexander County clerk Nancy Kline emerged from the counting room with the final results of Tuesday's elections in Cairo. The final results from absentee and early voting reversed the results counted from voters who visited polling places, including a lopsided victory for councilmember-at-large that elevated Linda Jackson to the office elected citywide...
Local group encourages 'experimental' flight (04/18/07)
PAINTON, Mo. -- Al Painton opened the Experimental Aircraft Association meeting Sunday by reading an essay by a 10-year-old boy. The child wrote that he wanted to be a pilot because it looked easy and he didn't have to be real smart, since all he had to do was read instruments and a road map. ...
Students rally for principal (04/18/07)
Hundreds of students from Cape Girardeau Central Middle School gathered near the flagpole in front of the school Tuesday morning to protest the recent firing of principal Frank Ellis. The students, mostly sixth-graders, chanted their support for Ellis for about half an hour before returning to their classes shortly after 9 a.m. Many of the students held signs with slogans like "Save our principal" and "Mr. Ellis is our friend, not just our principal."...
Cairo elects Childs mayor (04/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- With all five precincts reporting and absentee ballots and early votes still to be counted, Judson Childs appears to have defeated Karl Klein for Cairo mayor. Childs received 612 votes to Klein's 405 at the polls Tuesday. Childs said he will begin a process of evaluating the city's pluses and minuses. "I'll have to take a serious look at what we have. They say don't fix it if it ain't broken, but if it is broken, I've got to fix it," he said...
Absentee votes will decide school election (04/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Four candidates including two incumbents were in a battle for three spots on the Cairo school board late Tuesday night with absentee ballots still to be counted. School board president Arnold Burris Sr., who has served 16 years on the school board, was in danger of losing his bid for a fifth four-year term...
Packaging company opens with ceremony (04/18/07)
After less than five months of construction, the 80,000-square foot Signature Packaging and Paper building has begun manufacturing corrugated boxes and creating displays. A ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house will be held at 11 a.m. today at the company's location, 1302 Lenco Ave. in Jackson...
Neighborhood in Cape gets a fresh coat of paint (04/18/07)
On Saturday, volunteers will take to the streets of Cape Girardeau with paintbrushes in hand. "Fresh Paint Cape" is a new event organized by volunteers from the Baptist Student Union at Southeast Missouri State University. The group got the idea from similar projects in Cleveland and Baltimore where volunteers select a block of homes and restore them with a new coat of paint...
Forecast dry for this weekend's Scenic Drive (04/18/07)
Dr. Frank Nickell is happy to see no rain in this weekend's forecast. Nickell hopes this weekend's 17th annual Mississippi River Valley Scenic Drive will be a bit dryer than in past years. "It almost always rains on the scenic drive," Nickell said. "We've done this for 17 years, and we've probably had rain for 12 of those."...
Artist Craig Thomas to be honored at two area schools (04/18/07)
Local artist Craig Thomas will be honored at two area schools this week, starting with a reception Thursday at the Cape Girardeau Central High School library. The event will be like other artist receptions, displaying Thomas' work in the library for the public. ...
Second annual Cape Girardeau Comic Con to be held this weekend (04/18/07)
For fans of classic comic books, fantasy gaming and collectibles, the second annual Cape Girardeau Comic Con is a must-attend event. Three legends from the "silver age" of comic books with strong ties to Southeast Missouri will be in town to answer questions, share stories and sign autographs...
Prayer vigil for slain students (04/18/07)
About 60 people gathered for a prayer vigil in front of Academic Hall at Southeast Missouri State University Wednesday morning in memory of the slain students at Virginia Tech.
Cape Girardeau City Council action 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
401 Independence Street, 7 p.m. Monday Presentations n Recognition of Wayne Moore, sewer maintenance supervisor, for induction in the Missouri Water Environment Associations' Golden Manhole Society Public hearings n Held a public hearing to consider the request of William W. ...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
Monday Jackson City Hall 101 Court St., Jackson Public hearing n Held a public hearing to consider the city's application to the state of Missouri under the Community Development Block Grant program. Power and light committee n Approved a motion accepting the certified election results for the April 3 municipal election...
Around Southeast Missouri 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
Firefighters fight blaze on DC Road 422A KENNETT, Mo. -- The Kennett Fire Department responded to the scene of a fire where two demolished house trailers, some trash, tires and vegetation were burning out of control on Dunklin County Road 442A. Assistant chief David Horton said that when the department arrived, they used the department's drop tank. ...
City council candidates still await results (04/18/07)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Candidates for the Cairo City Council waited anxiously in the courthouse hallway late Tuesday night as more than 200 absentee and early votes were counted that would decide whether they won or lost. The six-member council will have at least three new faces but could have as many as six by the time all the ballots are tabulated. At press time Tuesday night, the results in the races were:...
Correction 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
A Southeast Missourian online story posted Monday afternoon reported that Scott County Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger, former Presiding Commissioner Martin Priggel, former First District Commissioner Walter Bizzel and County Clerk Rita Milam testified in grand jury proceedings to indict former sheriff Bill Ferrell. Those officials did not testify in the grand jury proceedings but were named as witnesses for the state after the indictment was handed down by the grand jury...
Club news 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
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Senate renews debate on Blunt's higher ed bill (04/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican Senate leaders sought to bring Gov. Matt Blunt's college construction plan to a vote Wednesday in the face of Democratic opposition that so far has stalled the bill. The legislation would take $350 million from the Missouri Higher Education Loan Authority over several years to fund building projects at Missouri's many public colleges and universities. ...
Blunt appointee denies connection to donation (04/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt's latest appointee to the state transportation commission received a positive vote Wednesday from senators after denying any connection between his appointment and a big contribution to the governor's campaign...
Blunt's highway appointee gave $50,000 to governor's campaign (04/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A southwest Missouri businessman contributed $50,000 to Gov. Matt Blunt's campaign just two weeks before the governor appointed him to the powerful and prestigious state transportation commission. Blunt announced the nomination of Rudolph Farber, a Republican from Neosho, to the state Highways and Transportation Commission on March 19. Newly released campaign finance reports show Farber contributed $50,000 to Blunt's campaign just two weeks before that -- on March 4...
Medicare payments encourage overuse of anemia drug (04/18/07)
CHICAGO -- A flawed Medicare payment plan encourages aggressive use of a risky and costly anti-anemia drug on many kidney dialysis patients, say researchers who warn the system should be changed. A new study finds that for-profit dialysis chains give higher doses of the drug than not-for-profit dialysis centers. That practice may be putting patients at risk of deadly side effects, some experts said...
More charges filed against kidnapping suspect Devlin (04/18/07)
POTOSI, Mo. -- Seven more charges, including attempted murder, have been filed against a former pizzeria manager accused of kidnapping two boys and holding one of them for four years. Michael Devlin already was charged with kidnapping Ben Ownby, 13, in January in Franklin County and with kidnapping Shawn Hornbeck, then 11, in 2002 in Washington County...
Blunt creates task force to study campus security (04/18/07)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Matt Blunt on Tuesday announced the creation of a special task force to study how Missouri colleges can respond to campus violence. Blunt's action came a day after a gunman at Virginia Tech University killed 32 other students, then committed suicide...
Benefits trump risks for children taking antidepressants, study says (04/18/07)
CHICAGO -- Authors of a new comprehensive analysis of antidepressants for children and teenagers say the benefits of treatment trump the small risk of increasing some patients' chances of having suicidal thoughts and behaviors. The risk they found is lower than the one the Food and Drug Administration identified in 2004, the year the agency warned the public about the drugs' risks in children. ...
EPA proposing limits to lawnmower emissions (04/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Those polluting engine-powered mowers that are a staple of suburban lawn care would become much cleaner under emission limits proposed Tuesday. The regulators' proposal follows a long-running dispute between California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein and Missouri Republican Sen. Kit Bond, who has sought to block the change in order to protect a small-engine maker in his home state, Briggs & Stratton Corp...
Pentagon announces new measures to improve troop outpatient care (04/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Under criticism for poor treatment of injured soldiers, the Pentagon announced new measures Tuesday to provide more health screenings, improve its record-keeping system and simplify an unwieldy disability claims system. Testifying before a House panel, Michael Dominguez, principal deputy undersecretary of defense, and Major Gen. Gale Pollock, the Army's acting surgeon general, acknowledged a need for major changes in the outpatient treatment of wounded soldiers and veterans...
SUV was going 91 mph before crash on Garden State Parkway, police say (04/18/07)
TRENTON, N.J. -- The sport utility vehicle carrying Gov. Jon S. Corzine was traveling about 91 mph moments before it crashed, the superintendent of state police said Tuesday. The governor was critically injured when the vehicle crashed into a guardrail on the Garden State Parkway just north of Atlantic City last week. He apparently was not wearing his seat belt as he rode in the front passenger's seat...
House Judiciary panel to vote on immunity for former aide (04/18/07)
WASHINGTON -- Monica Goodling, once Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' White House liaison, would be granted immunity from prosecution and forced to testify under a plan being considered by a House panel probing the firings of federal prosecutors. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers said Tuesday that Goodling, who has refused to testify, has much to contribute to the investigation...
All charges dropped against Chicago Marine in Iraq deaths (04/18/07)
LOS ANGELES -- The Marines Corps said Tuesday it had dropped all charges against a sergeant in exchange for his testimony against fellow Marines accused of killing 24 civilians in Haditha, the deadliest criminal case to arise from the Iraq war. Sgt. Sanick P. Dela Cruz had been charged with unpremeditated murder in the death of five Iraq civilians...
Eastern homeowners cleaning up after flood (04/18/07)
MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- As the floodwaters receded Tuesday homeowners picked through ruined belongings and priceless keepsakes trying to determine what they'd lost. Hundreds of thousands were still without power from Maine to North Carolina and nearly as many residents of Bound Brook, N.J., were still barred from their homes Tuesday as flooding persisted from the spring nor'easter that has claimed at least 17 lives...
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. testifies as cousin Skakel seeks new trial (04/18/07)
STAMFORD, Conn. -- Robert F. Kennedy Jr. took center stage Tuesday as his convicted cousin sought a new trial for a 1975 murder, describing how he did his own sleuthing when he learned of an account implicating two other men. Michael Skakel is serving 20 years to life in prison after he was convicted of fatally beating neighbor Martha Moxley with a golf club when they were both 15. His hair is gray and he appeared thinner Tuesday than at his 2002 trial...
Gunman's writings raised concerns (04/18/07)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The gunman in the Virginia Tech massacre was a sullen loner who alarmed professors and classmates with his twisted, violence-drenched creative writing and left a rambling note in his dorm room raging against women and rich students...
Bush offers condolences at VT service (04/18/07)
BLACKSBURG, Va. -- President Bush paused at a makeshift memorial on Tuesday across the street from the scene of the Virginia Tech shootings, then left behind a few words in sympathy. The president scrawled "God Bless" and signed his name to a giant "VT" propped up on the trunk of a tree. The first lady, who laid a bouquet of roses at the memorial, wrote "With love, Laura Bush."...
Campuses in 7 states lock down day after massacre (04/18/07)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Campus threats forced lock-downs and evacuations at universities and grade schools in seven states Tuesday, a day after a Virginia Tech student's shooting rampage killed 33 people. One threat in Louisiana directly mentioned the massacre in Virginia, while others were reports of suspicious activity in Texas, Oklahoma, Tennessee, North Dakota, South Dakota and Michigan...
Japanese mayor dies after being shot by organized crime figure (04/18/07)
TOKYO -- The mayor of the Japanese city of Nagasaki was shot to death in a brazen attack Tuesday by an organized crime chief apparently enraged that the city refused to compensate him after his car was damaged at a public works construction site, police said...
World waits to see if Sudan honors promise (04/18/07)
NYALA, Sudan -- Sudan's surprise decision to allow 3,000 U.N. peacekeepers into Darfur was due to pressure from the United States. and Khartoum's top ally, China. But questions remain whether Sudan will honor the deal and whether major countries will step forward with enough troops...
17 dumped corpses found in Mexican wave of violence (04/18/07)
MEXICO CITY -- Police found 17 bodies stuffed in cars or dumped on streets in garbage bags across Mexico on Monday in the latest wave of violence apparently triggered by warring drug gangs. In the resort city of Cancun, the bodies of three men and two women were found in an SUV with their heads covered in tape and their hands bound behind their backs, Quintana Roo state police said...
Climate changes debated, despite developing countries' protests (04/18/07)
UNITED NATIONS -- The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday debated the effect of climate change on conflicts around the world, brushing aside objections from developing countries that global warming is not an issue of international peace and security. Britain, which holds the rotating council presidency, organized the open session to highlight what its foreign secretary, Margaret Beckett, said was the "security imperative" to tackle climate change because it can exacerbate problems that cause conflicts and threatens the entire planet.. ...
Papacy marked with conservative stamp (04/18/07)
VATICAN CITY -- As he approaches the third year of his reign, Pope Benedict XVI is hardening into the kind of pontiff that liberals feared and conservatives hoped for. Elected April 19, 2005, to succeed John Paul II, the leader of the world's Roman Catholics slid smoothly into his job as pastor of an enormous flock. He reached out to dissidents, other faiths and countries long hostile to the church...
Bomb hits U.N. convoy, kills driver, 4 guards (04/18/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- A powerful remote-controlled bomb destroyed a U.N. vehicle in southern Afghanistan's main city Tuesday, killing four Nepalese guards and an Afghan driver, officials said. The attack on a three-vehicle U.N. convoy in Kandahar was the bloodiest in Afghanistan for the world body since the hard-line militia's 2001 ouster and illustrated how violence continues to impede much-needed reconstruction...
17 bodies found buried in Ramadi, 25 dumped in Baghdad (04/18/07)
BAGHDAD -- Police in Ramadi uncovered 17 decomposing corpses buried beneath two schoolyards in a district that until recently was under the control of al-Qaida fighters. At least 85 people were killed or found dead across the country Tuesday. The adult bodies were discovered in the Anbar provincial capital after students and teachers returned to the schools a week ago and noticed an increasingly putrid odor and stray dogs digging in the area, Police Maj. Laith al-Dulaimi said...
U.N. calls for global approach to refugee crisis (04/18/07)
GENEVA -- Top United Nations officials urged Iraq's neighbors Tuesday to leave the door open to Iraqis fleeing the country by the tens of thousands each month, but said other countries also need to help. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon joined in the call for a global solution, saying other countries need to alleviate a mounting humanitarian crisis in the Middle East by offering a new home to at least some of the Iraqis seeking to escape the country's sectarian violence...
Central baseball storms past Eagles (04/18/07)
Garrett Stevens belted a home run and drove in three runs to help propel Central to a 13-0 victory over New Madrid County Central in a SEMO Conference baseball game Tuesday. Brad LaBruyere picked up his third win of the season on the mound, striking out nine in five innings of work. He added a double at the plate...
Devils burn Cubs in nine (04/18/07)
BELL CITY -- Andy Hendrix found himself in a familiar position at the plate in the ninth inning Tuesday. The bases were loaded. There was one out. Bell City had its ace on the mound. The game was on the line. In the seventh inning, under the same circumstances, he popped out to second...
Redhawks build confidence with sweep against Billikens (04/18/07)
Southeast Missouri State softball coach Lana Richmond hopes a pair of nonconference wins against visiting Saint Louis University on Tuesday will propel junior starting pitcher Elaine Fisher, who is ranked at the bottom of the Ohio Valley Conference in ERA...
Redhawks get final chance for victory against MVC team (04/18/07)
Although Southeast Missouri State is tied for first place in the Ohio Valley Conference, the Redhawks have gone winless in six tries against Missouri Valley Conference opponents. The Redhawks will get their final chance to break that string today when they play at Southern Illinois. The first pitch in Carbondale, Ill., is set for 3 p.m...
West will step down with Grizzlies (04/18/07)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Jerry West will leave as the Memphis Grizzlies' director of basketball operations July 1, ending a five-year stint with the former expansion franchise. West, one of the NBA's great players and executives with the Los Angeles Lakers, disclosed his plans Tuesday during an end-of-season meeting with reporters. The 68-year-old West had been under contract only through this season...
Dodgers place Schmidt on DL (04/18/07)
PHOENIX -- The Los Angeles Dodgers placed right-hander Jason Schmidt on the 15-day disabled list Tuesday with shoulder inflammation. The move was retroactive to Sunday. Schmidt had an MRI on Monday in Phoenix and there is no timeframe for his return...
Bucs hand Redbirds another home loss (04/18/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals look a lot more like September duds than World Series champions. Tom Gorzelanny and Matt Capps combined on a four-hitter and Adam LaRoche hit a three-run homer in a 6-1 victory over St. Louis on Tuesday that gave the Pittsburgh Pirates a two-game sweep...
Murray State hires SIU assistant (04/18/07)
MURRAY, Ky. -- Jody Adams, associate head coach at Southern Illinois the past three seasons, was announced as Murray State's new head coach Tuesday. She replaces Joi Felton, who resigned last month to become the new head coach at Central Florida. During Adams' time at Southern Illinois, the Salukis went from a 3-24 overall mark and 1-17 Missouri Valley Conference record to last year's 21-11 record, the conference regular-season championship and a berth in the NIT...
SLU fires Soderberg following 20-win season (04/18/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Saint Louis coach Brad Soderberg was fired Tuesday after five seasons, a move tied to the school's new $80.5 million arena under construction. The school announced the move in a statement that said the success of the Chaifetz Arena, scheduled to open for the 2008-09 season, was contingent on a program that could contend for conference championships...
Decade-Dent: Ten years of food and fun (04/18/07)
I think I know what the gastronome Brillat-Savarin meant when he said, "The discovery of a new dish does more for the happiness of mankind than the discovery of a star." I said that in my first column for the Southeast Missourian 10 years ago this month...
Around your house 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
Gardening Things to do this week Easter lilies past blooming can be planted outdoors. Set the bulbs 2 to 3 inches deeper than they grew in the pot. Mulch well if frost occurs. Apply controls for holly leaf miner when the new leaves are just beginning to grow. Balloon flower (Platycodon), hardy hibiscus, gasplant (Dictamnus albus) and some lilies are slow starters in the spring garden. Cultivate carefully to avoid injury to these tardy growers. -- www.mobot.org...
Ask us to sacrifice (04/18/07)
I remember the answer almost word for word. On January 16, not long after he announced the troop surge, President Bush sat down for an interview with PBS News' Jim Lehrer. Lehrer asked Bush the one question I've been asking myself for four years running...
Recipes low in calories, fat and carbs (04/18/07)
In speeding through life you never know what will be thrown your way. This weekend I found out a dear friend of mine has been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes and needs to really watch calories and food intake. I looked through my files and found several recipes people had sent me over the years that are low calorie or low in fat and carbohydrates. I hope these can help her and others like her...
Patrick Kennedy (04/18/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Patrick Shane Kennedy, 49, of Chaffee died Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home. He was born March 15, 1958, at Chaffee, son of John Lee and Patsy Lou Taylor Kennedy. He and Kimberly Robin Stone were married March 25, 1985. Kennedy retired as a maintenance worker with Zimmer Radio Group. He was a member of Greater Vision Church in Chaffee...
Robert Nicholson (04/18/07)
GRAND CHAIN, Ill. -- Robert E. Nicholson, 82, of Grand Chain, formerly of Cairo, Ill., died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at his home. Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo is in charge of arrangements.
The Rev. Robert "Bob" Portor (04/18/07)
GIPSY, Mo. -- The Rev. Robert Portor, 72, died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 26, 1935, at Buchanan, Mo., son of Allen Portor and Jessie Gilliland. He and Phyllis Meador were married Aug. 13, 1958, at Zalma, Mo...
Cecelia Buchheit (04/18/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cecelia Mae Buchheit, 81, of Perryville died Monday, April 16, 2007, at her home. She was born May 15, 1925, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Victor V. and Bertha C. Moore. She first married Hubert A. L'Hote on July 17, 1943. He died Sept. 17, 1961. She and Erwin "Speed" Buchheit were married May 14, 1966...
Leonard Bogenpohl (04/18/07)
Leonard Bogenpohl, 63, of Oak Ridge died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Friedheim...
Jack Plunk (04/18/07)
MATTHEWS, Mo. -- Billy Jack Plunk, 69, of Matthews died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Barnes-Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. He was born Sept. 29, 1937, in Crump, Tenn., son of Virgil Dean and Bertie Estella Duren Plunk. Plunk was a self-employed farmer. He was a member of Potter's House Ministries and Sikeston Eagles Aerie 3319...
Linda Sifford (04/18/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Linda Sifford, 67, of Advance died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at her home. Morgan Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Billie Goddard (04/18/07)
COMMERCE, Mo. -- Billie Jo Goddard, 62, of Commerce died Tuesday, April 17, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 10, 1945, in Scott City, daughter of Alva Lester and Dorothy Mae Green Sebright. Goddard was a registered nurse 33 years. She was a member of First Baptist Church in Scott City...
Irvin VandeVen (04/18/07)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Irvin James VandeVen, 87, of Leopold, died Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home. He was born Jan. 24, 1920, near Leopold, son of George and Dina Tenholder VandeVen. He and Adeline Marie Jansen were married April 16, 1941. She died Nov. 14, 1991...
W.D. Mouser (04/18/07)
Willie Dean "W.D." Mouser, 82, of Ballwin, Mo., passed away Sunday, April 15, 2007, at Monticello House in Jackson. He was born Jan. 4, 1925, in Millersville, son of Willie and Reda Runnels Mouser. He and Verna M. Slinkard were married April 9, 1949. She preceded him in death Feb. 28, 2007...
Paul Martin (04/18/07)
Paul C. Martin, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, April 16, 2007, at Missouri Veterans Home. He was born June 5, 1923, in Livingston, Tenn., son of Roscoe D. and Annis Shelton Martin. Martin had worked at Atlas Plastics, General Electric, and after retiring was an appliance repairman...
Arthur Heitman (04/18/07)
Arthur Lynn Heitman, 88, of Jackson passed away Monday, April 16, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 5, 1918, in Patton, MO., son of Arthur A. and Gertrude Slover Heitman. He and Rosalie Kurre were married Jan. 25, 1942, in Opelika, Ala. She passed away Oct. 21, 2001...
Raymond Cook (04/18/07)
Raymond H. Cook, 87, of Burfordville, passed away Monday, April 16, 2007, at his home. He was born March 22, 1920, in Cape Girardeau, son of the late Rev. Robert L. and Mary Jane Hanners Cook. He and Ella Mae Hutson were married March 14, 1946. Raymond was a 1938 graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School. ...
Cape police report 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
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Out of the past 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau has expanded its staff to include Denise Lincoln as activities and youth director; she and her husband, Doug, are expected to make the move here from Kansas City around May 1. With new Trinity Lutheran Church at Cape Girardeau almost completed, the congregation worships at temporary quarters at Trinity School for the last time; the sanctuary is finished except for placing hymnals in holders on the backs of new pews and adding a few appointments...
MAP testing (04/18/07)
'Tis the season for the Missouri Assessment Program tests. Across the state, students in grades three through eight are taking math and communication arts tests. High school sophomores are taking math tests. And juniors are being tested in communication arts...
Speak Out 4/18/07 (04/18/07)
Gravest threat; For the arts; Iraq's civil war; Pelosi would be better; Effective action; Open districts; Racial intolerance; Placing blame; Jackson business; State takeover; Praise for Altenburg; Smart isn't enough; Era of responsibility; Biggest barrel of pork; Praise for Clippard; Environmental impact; Demand for drugs; Credibility questioned; Respect for bicyclists; Police work hard; Fresh data; Climate evidence; Destructing agenda; Positive experience; Come see our school; Parental input
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