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Stories from Sunday, June 24, 2007

Impact of the arts (06/24/07)
A recent national study showed the arts are having a big economic impact across the United States. The study, "Arts and Economic Prosperity III," conducted by the not-for-profit group Americans for the Arts, looked at the economic impact of the not-for-profit arts and culture industry in 156 communities and regions in the United States, from large metropolitan areas to rural counties in the Midwest. ...
Northern Cherokee Nation holds reunion at Capaha Park (06/24/07)
About 35 people attended Saturday's reunion of the Northern Cherokee Nation of the Old Louisiana Territory at Capaha Park in Cape Girardeau. The group has 10,000 members nationwide and about 3,000 from Southeast Missouri. Ordinarily the reunion is held in Columbia, Mo...
Cape officials concerned about sales tax's support (06/24/07)
The Cape Girardeau City Council will hold a special study session at 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Osage Community Centre to discuss a proposed half-cent increase in sales tax to fund parks and storm-water projects. While council members were split at Monday's meeting on the lack of a sunset clause in the proposed increase, all expressed some level of concern about whether voters will support the increase in any form...
Valuation of county hits $1 billion (06/24/07)
An 11.1 percent increase in residential appraisals helped push the total taxable value of property in Cape Girardeau County over $1 billion for the first time, during this year's property reassessment. While the milestone is worth noting, the true significance goes beyond the raw figures to what it says about the state of the local economy, said John Mehner, president and CEO of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce...
Living with Parkinson's Disease (06/24/07)
When Thomas Macke of Cape Girardeau was 62, he thought his arthritis was sapping the strength in his right leg. He also thought stress was causing a slight tremor. His doctor ran some tests, then told him it was Parkinson's Disease. Medication keeps it under control now. ...
Compliments of the chef (06/24/07)
Upon cracking the kitchen door, the savory scent of herbs immediately drifts past your nose, drawing you into the room. The ingredients surround the chef, neatly placed to display the items that will go into tonight's appetizing dish. No, it's not an upscale culinary institute. It's not even a restaurant. It's a local gym...
Living with Type II Diabetes (06/24/07)
When Carol Koeppel of Cape Girardeau learned she had Type II Diabetes, she wasn't exactly rational about it. "I left the doctor's office, went straight to a restaurant and had chicken fried steak and mashed potatoes," she said. "I walked around home saying 'I have diabetes.'"...
Living with Breast Cancer (06/24/07)
The day Doreen Stevens of Cape Girardeau rejoiced in the birth of her first grandchild was marred by the fact that it was also the day she was diagnosed with breast cancer. A few days earlier Stevens, 49, noticed a lump in her breast. Knowing she has a family history of breast cancer, she wasted no time getting it checked out and then a lumpectomy. Radiation treatment followed, then chemotherapy...
In the of name of fitness (06/24/07)
When Cape Girardeau's new $50 million, four-story federal courthouse was being designed, two rooms were set aside for employees there to exercise. "Many, many private businesses that build new buildings include exercise rooms and spaces for exercise equipment," says Jim Woodward, U.S. court clerk for the Eastern District of Missouri. "The courts are really just following a trend that is already pretty prevalent in the private sector."...
Unexpected therapies (06/24/07)
The instrument improves motor skills. Singing improves speech. And the sound itself reaches through the disease and touches the child within. As a music therapist with Judevine of Southeast Missouri, Kelley Pujol has seen the impact a song has on an autistic child firsthand...
Cutting Edge (06/24/07)
--- One step at a time After a stroke three years ago, Daniel Nuckolls has found a way to walk again --- Daniel Nuckolls had a debilitating stroke in 2004 at the young age of 37. "I couldn't talk; I was bedridden. I came home in a wheelchair," says Nuckolls, who lives in St. Louis...
Living with Multiple Sclerosis (06/24/07)
The day before her 41st birthday in 1991, Vicki Pingel of Cape Girardeau learned that she had multiple sclerosis (MS). "There was a certain amount of relief knowing that, yes there is something wrong and it has a name," she said. The tingling sensation in her feet that came and went gradually increased up her legs all the way to her chest and stayed. ...
Living with Pneumonitis (06/24/07)
After surviving cancer in both breasts, Carolyn Fiedler of Jackson is now dealing with cryptogenic organizing pneumonitis, a rare lung disease. Often when cancer metastasizes it travels to the lungs. What Fiedler has is unrelated, although it is treated with prednisone which is used to treat certain types of cancer...
Fit Family (06/24/07)
The family that works out together, stays healthy together. That's why every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday you'll find the Griffin family hard at work at a local gym. They've been exercising at HealthPoint Plaza in Cape Girardeau since the facility opened. In fact, their I.D. badges are No. 1 and 2...
LASIK Eye Surgery (06/24/07)
The day after undergoing LASIK surgery, Dr. Michael Billings was back in the office, seeing patients. That's probably the best description the Cape Girardeau eye doctor can give of how simple the procedure is. "Most complications are incredibly rare, especially in the hand of a qualified surgeon," said Billings, who works at Marion Eye Center...
Psychocycling, meet hot Yoga (06/24/07)
Remember leotards, lunges and leg lifts? There are more than 75 ways to get a group workout at local fitness centers, and only a handful are traditional aerobics classes. From power mat pilates to tae chi and spinning, the daily workout has evolved...
Hand in hand health (06/24/07)
Upon cracking the kitchen door, the savory scent of herbs immediately drifts past your nose, drawing you into the room. The ingredients surround the chef, neatly placed to display the items that will go into tonight's appetizing dish. No, it's not an upscale culinary institute. It's not even a restaurant. It's a local gym...
When to visit the e.r. (06/24/07)
Your chest hurts. Your legs feel weak. You can't seem to catch your breath. And it's 8 p.m. Can it wait until your doctor's office opens tomorrow morning? Or is this an emergency? There are some symptoms that clearly signal a trip to the E.R., says emergency nurse Brenda Butler. Those listed to the left -- indicating a potential heart attack or stroke -- are among them...
Highway 74 to be reduced to 1 lane (06/24/07)
Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane this week while MoDOT crews perform ditch work. Weather permitting, traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday and Tuesday at the junction of Kingshighway and Highway 74...
Prescription assistance bus rolls through Southeast Missouri (06/24/07)
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance bus will be traveling through Missouri this week. According to its Web site, www.pparx.org, Partnership for Prescription Assistance has helped connect nearly 4 million people to patient assistance programs that provide free or nearly free prescriptions since its inception in 2005. The PPA provides a single point of access to nearly 475 patient assistance programs, including more than 180 programs offered by pharmaceutical companies...
Council says rusty pedestrian bridge is eyesore (06/24/07)
A rusting pedestrian bridge over Highway 74 is an eyesore, say Cape Girardeau City Council members and residents of the southside neighborhood it spans. "I think it is an absolute disgrace," Mayor Jay Knudtson said. However, Missouri Department of Transportation officials and Cape Girardeau city engineer Jay Stencel say the weathered-steel bridge, which is less than 3 years old, was designed to rust...
Health Report Card (06/24/07)
What's most likely to kill you in Southeast Missouri? Heart disease and stroke. The mortality rate for those diseases here is higher than the state average; a statistic that prompts the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Department to put them at the top of the priority list...
Collector pins down politics (06/24/07)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- No matter what the history books say about him, Warren G. Harding will be forever immortalized on a button the size of a fingernail. The former U.S. president faded into the pages of history and has been best known for his connection with the Teapot Dome scandal of the 1920s...
Latest member of water patrol at Table Rock Lake has a tail (06/24/07)
KIMBERLING CITY, Mo. -- The newest member of the Missouri Water Patrol at Table Rock Lake can't drive a boat. But he's a good swimmer. Timmy is the water patrol's 3-year-old Belgian Malinois, a trained patrol/narcotics dog, the only one on Table Rock Lake and the southwest regions waters...
FEMA reports on flood claims (06/24/07)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Victims of last month's flooding in Northwest Missouri have requested less aid than expected, federal authorities said. "At this stage, we're not seeing the numbers come in like they do at the front of a disaster," said Marv Nauman, spokesman for the Federal Emergency Management Agency...
Ill. man charged in deaths of wife, children (06/24/07)
JOLIET, Ill. -- A suburban Chicago man was charged Saturday in the shooting deaths of his wife and the couple's three children, authorities announced as mourners attended services in Missouri for the victims of what the pastor called an "unspeakable" tragedy...
Two killed, two injured in car crash (06/24/07)
CARTHAGE, Mo. -- Two Carthage teenagers were killed and two others were injured in a crash in southwest Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol said Kayla D. Story, 16, and McKenzie R. Kisling, 14, were killed after their car ran off County Road 120 and flipped over. The accident happened about 7:20 p.m. Friday, the patrol said...
Mother sentenced to probation in abuse death of son (06/24/07)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- A Springfield woman was sentenced to five years' probation for child endangerment in the death of her 18-month-old son. Jennifer L. Harvey pleaded guilty in April to felony child endangerment after admitting she suspected that her boyfriend had been abusing Gavin Jordan but allowed him to continue caring for the toddler...
Indictment against two Missouri men alleges truck license scheme (06/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The owner of a St. Louis truck driving school and a driver's license examiner have been charged in a scheme that put hundreds of drivers on the road with questionable commercial licenses, according to a federal indictment. The indictment alleges that Mustafa Redzic funneled about 600 of his students to examiner Troy Parr between January 2004 and April 2005. The indictment was made public Friday in federal court at Cape Girardeau...
Government struggles with care and cost of returning wounded troops (06/24/07)
More than 800 of them have lost an arm, a leg, fingers or toes. More than 100 are blind. Dozens need tubes and machines to keep them alive. Hundreds are disfigured by burns, and thousands have brain injuries and mangled minds. These are America's war wounded, a toll that has received less attention than the 3,500 troops killed in Iraq. Depending on how you count them, they number between 35,000 and 53,000...
Officials: Jump in immigration arrests not tied to 2006 protests (06/24/07)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Neighbors of Elvira Carvajal sought refuge in her house so immigration agents wouldn't arrest them. Friends of Herman Martinez asked him to bring them milk for their children because they were afraid to step onto the streets. In the weeks leading up to the huge pro-immigrant rallies in the spring of 2006, rumors swirled that authorities were on the streets rounding up illegal immigrants across the country. ...
Young pilot close to finishing record solo flight around globe (06/24/07)
HOUSTON -- Two stops before completing a journey that would make him the youngest person to fly solo around the Earth, Barrington Irving glided into Houston on Saturday with a message for the roughly 50 students who cheered his arrival. "I think this shows it doesn't matter where you come from, what you have or what you don't have," Irving said after climbing out of his single-engine Columbia 400...
Millions of Americans opt to do without bank accounts (06/24/07)
WASHINGTON -- Grandma stuffing money under the mattress isn't the only one living outside the banking system. As many as 28 million people in the United States are forgoing traditional financial institutions because of mistrust, cultural and language barriers or a belief that by the time all the bills are paid there will be nothing left for an account...
Israeli troops arrest senior Hamas activist in West Bank crackdown (06/24/07)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- Israeli troops Saturday arrested the founder of the Hamas military wing in the West Bank as part of a widening crackdown on the Islamic militants following Hamas' bloody takeover of Gaza. The Hamas activist, Saleh Aruri, was taken from his West Bank home before dawn, his wife said. Aruri had served 15 years in an Israeli prison and was released in March...
U.S. envoy: N. Korea could shut down reactor within 3 weeks, return to talks (06/24/07)
TOKYO -- North Korea could shut down its nuclear reactor within three weeks and return to disarmament talks, a U.S. envoy said Saturday. Russia, meanwhile, said disputed funds have reached a North Korean account at a Russian bank, clearing a key hurdle in negotiations...
Roadside bombs kill 7 U.S. troops in Iraq (06/24/07)
BAGHDAD -- Roadside bombers killed seven U.S. troops Saturday, four of them in a single blast near Baghdad, and an eighth soldier died of a noncombat cause, raising to 25 the number of American soldiers killed this week. Explosions aimed at U.S. patrols that kill several troops at once are common, but the recent frequency of such large-scale attacks may signal militants are using larger bombs or explosively formed penetrators, known as EFPs, as they fight back against a series of U.S. ...
Afghan leader denounces NATO, U.S.-led forces for killing civilians in 'careless' operations (06/24/07)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai accused NATO and U.S.-led troops Saturday of carelessly killing scores of Afghan civilians and warned that the fight against resurgent Taliban militants could fail unless foreign forces show more restraint...
Area digest (06/24/07)
Scott County Legion wins district game The Scott County American Legion baseball team split a pair of one-run games at Dunklin County on Saturday. Scott County won the District 14 opener 5-4 and lost the non-district nightcap 2-1. Scott County is 10-5 overall and 2-1 in district play...
Southeast role player leads the Capahas with a .486 average (06/24/07)
Zach Blemker's baseball career at Southeast Missouri State hasn't really gotten off the ground yet. Blemker hopes a strong summer season with the Plaza Tire Capahas will help propel him into a big senior campaign with the Redhawks. The native of Vincennes, Ind., leads the Capahas with a .486 batting average through the first 15 games of the season...
The talent on display at the AJGA Dalhousie Junior Championship even impressed a non-golfer like me (06/24/07)
It's not that I have anything against golf, but for a variety of reasons I have never taken up the game. In fact, many people might find this hard to believe, but I have played golf exactly once in my entire life -- and that was way back in 1983, when I worked for a small newspaper in Oklahoma...
Yoga now a laughing matter in India (06/24/07)
NEW DELHI, India -- In India's capital city, where shacks sit in the shadow of five-star hotels and child beggars are still a common sight, it can sometimes feel as though there is little to laugh about. Jiten Kohi, a self-dubbed laughter master, however, proves otherwise...
Returning the favor (06/24/07)
Every afternoon, 11-year-old Iliana Arevalo diligently pins pieces of fabric, sews them together, shoves cotton inside the new sleeve and finishes pillow after pillow in a homemade assembly line. She has finished 61 pillows so far. Her hope is to make 100 by the time she checks in to Shriners Hospitals for Children in St. Louis for a six-hour hip surgery Thursday...
Ozarks summer opera festival gets underway (06/24/07)
EUREKA SPRINGS, Ark. -- The arias from Puccini's "Madame Butterfly" and Mozart's "The Marriage of Figaro" will be sung from an outdoor stage in Eureka Springs for the next few weeks as the 57th annual "Opera in the Ozarks" summer festival gets underway at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony...
TV ads to boost the Bronx's image as tourist destination (06/24/07)
NEW YORK -- The time to start planning your vacation to the Bronx is now -- at least that is the hope of a series of new television commercials touting the borough's image. The 30-second spots promoting the borough of 1.3 million as a tourist destination are part of a marketing campaign called "We're Talking the Bronx."...
Beatrice Sadler (06/24/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Beatrice M. "Betty" Sadler, 72, died Saturday, June 23, 2007, in St. Louis. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Clara Halter. She and Norval Sadler were married 56 years. Survivors include her husband; a son, Gary Sadler of Cape Girardeau; a daughter, Barbara Mahnken of Kansas City, Mo.; four brothers, Cornelius Halter, Herman Halter, Jim Halter and Norman Halter; two sisters, Adele Horman and Germaine Hurst; four grandchildren; and a great-grandchild...
Ruth Rhodes (06/24/07)
Ruth M. Rhodes, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Gary Mackins (06/24/07)
Gary Marquise Mackins, 21, of Horn Lake, Miss., formerly of Mounds, Ill., and Cape Gir­ar­deau, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007. He was born March 12, 1986, in Carbondale, Ill., son of Gary Edward and Ann Marie Taylor Mackins. He graduated from Whitehaven High School in Memphis, Tenn., and received an associate degree in computer networking from Remington College on April 12. He was employed at Shelby Residential Services...
Larry Moore (06/24/07)
Larry Eugene Moore, 65, of Dallas died Friday, June 22, 2007, at Baylor University Hospital in Dallas. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
The Rev. Edsel Pruett (06/24/07)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- The Rev. Edsel P. Pruett, 79, of Bloomfield died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at Cypress Point Skilled Nursing. He was born June 20, 1928, at Bloomfield, son of Johnny and Mary Osburn Pruett. He and Reva Cook were married March 31, 1951...
Bernice Dahmus (06/24/07)
Bernice G. Dahmus, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 23, 2007, at her home. She was born Nov. 23, 1927, in Uniontown, Mo., daughter of Julius Martin and Josephine Martha Kasten Tanz. She and Theodore Joseph Dahmus were married July 16, 1949, in Uniontown. He died Sept. 22, 1989...
Kenneth Dohogne (06/24/07)
KELSO, Mo. -- Kenneth Joseph Dohogne, 67, of Kelso died Friday, June 22, 2007, at his home. He was born June 17, 1940, at Kelso, the son of Joseph V. and Rosalene Marie Messmer Dohogne. He and Marilyn Dennis were married May 5, 1962, in Kelso. He retired in May 2007 as president of Drury Company where he had worked for 47 years. ...
Darrel Baker (06/24/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Darrel Marlin Baker, 78, departed earthly life June 23, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 12, 1928, in Marble Hill, son of William Emro and Daisy Wilkinson Baker. He and Elizabeth "Betty" Ward were married July 31, 1949, in Columbia, Mo. She died May 26, 1966. He then married Barbara Doneson on Aug. 4, 1967, in Marble Hill. She preceded him in death Oct. 28, 2002...
Gerecke-Drury (06/24/07)
Julie Lynne Gerecke and Christopher Glen Drury were married Dec. 30, 2006, at Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Keith Price performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Mike and Debbi Gerecke of Jackson, and Bruce and Becky Drury of O'Fallon, Ill...
Parres-Todd (06/24/07)
Lesley Parres and Nicholas Todd were married Oct. 7, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink and the Rev. Sam Roethemeyer performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jerry Ganiel, and vocalist was Ron Hitt. Parents of the couple are Thomas and Debora Parres and Dennis and Virginia Todd of Jackson...
Bock-Maxwell (06/24/07)
Lee and Debbie Bock of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Rae Bock, to Ronnie Ray Maxwell. He is the son of Amelia Mansfield of Cape Girardeau. Bock is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is a third grade teacher with Jackson School District at South Elementary...
Burns-Krueger (06/24/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Jim Burns of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Clair Burns, to Patrick James Krueger, both of St. Louis Park, Minn. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Dave Krueger of Lakeville, Minn. Burns is a 2000 graduate of Central High School, and received a bachelor of business administration degree in finance from the University of Georgia. She is a consultant with Accenture in Minneapolis, Minn...
Friese-Kluesner (06/24/07)
Jerry Dean and Debby Kay Friese of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Deidre Dawn Friese, to Gary Wayne Kluesner Jr. He is the son of Gary and Susan Kluesner Sr. of Chaffee, Mo. Friese is a 1995 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed at Regional Primary Care...
Watkins-Roberts (06/24/07)
Thomas and Fran Watkins of Moberly, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Watkins, to Dustin Roberts, both of Ballwin, Mo. He is the son of Kenny and Tammy Roberts of Cape Girardeau. Watkins is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and 2006 graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is contemporary and better dress buyer with Dillard's in St. Louis...
Thomas-Koenig (06/24/07)
David and Gertrude Thomas of Fletcher, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cynthia Thomas, to Matthew Koenig, both of Fenton, Mo. He is the son of John and Linda Koenig of Cape Girardeau and Sharon and Ken Johnson of Chesterfield, Mo. Thomas is employed with AAA of Missouri in St. Louis...
McLard-Beussink (06/24/07)
Terry and Kim McLard of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lee McLard, to Tyler William Beussink. He is the son of Todd and Mary Beussink of Jackson. McLard is a 2005 graduate of Central High School, and is pursuing a degree in nursing. She is a CNA, CMT at Missouri Veterans Home...
Glueck-Anderle (06/24/07)
Jim and Pat Glueck of Waelder, Texas, formerly of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Jaime Rebekah Glueck, to Justin Ray Anderle. He is the son of Eugene and Barbara Anderle of Moulton, Texas. Glueck is a 2001 graduate of Tom C. Clark High School in San Antonio, Texas. She received a bachelor of science degree in agricultural animal science from Southwest Texas State University in 2005. She is a supervisor with Cal-Maine Foods Inc. in Waelder...
Ferguson-Golightly (06/24/07)
Cathy Ferguson of Cape Girardeau and David Golightly of Jackson announce their engagement. Ferguson is employed at RapcoHorizon Co. Golightly is employed at RapcoHorizon Co. A sunrise wedding is planned Aug. 18.
Hoskins-Moore (06/24/07)
Mike and Kathy Allmon of Bertrand, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Renee Hoskins, to Aaron Wade Moore, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Vernon and Karen Kothe of Biehle, Mo., and Ron and Ricky Moore of Fredericktown, Mo. Hoskins is also the daughter of the late Diane Carol Burch...
Haertling-Pooker (06/24/07)
Ruth Haertling of Altenburg, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Kimberly Haertling, to Allen Pooker. He is the son of Mildred Pooker of Jackson, and the late Chester Pooker. Haertling is also the daughter of the late Harlen Haertling. Haertling is a graduate of Jackson High School and Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed by Dr. Louis Kouo...
Hahn-Murrah (06/24/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- John and Sheila Hahn of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Ann Hahn, to John Thomas Murrah. He is the son of Tom and Judy Murrah of Benton, Mo. Hahn is a 1997 graduate of Kelly High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a dental assistant and also works at Food Giant in Chaffee...
Bollinger-Ludwig (06/24/07)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Rev. Charles and Bessie Welker of Bollinger County announce the engagement of their daughter, Catherine Marie Bollinger, to Gary Wayne Ludwig. He is the son of Joe and Loustell Ludwig of Jackson. Bollinger is also the daughter of the late Wilma Welker...
Litzelfelner-Altman (06/24/07)
Mike Litzelfelner of Jackson and Vicki Keller of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessie Lynn Litzelfelner, to Anthony Michael Altman, both of St. Charles, Mo. He is the son of Rich and Terry Altman of St. Peters, Mo. Litzelfelner is a 1999 graduate of Jackson High School, and 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a teacher with Francis Howell School District...
Niswonger - 60 years (06/24/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd T. Niswonger of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary June 17, 2007, with a surprise reception at their home. Hosts were their children. Niswonger and Lois L. Welch were married June 15, 1947, at Grace Methodist Church, by the Rev. P.A. Kasey...
Winter - 60 years (06/24/07)
FROHNA, Mo. -- E. Roland and Leonora Winter of Frohna celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner May 27, 2007, at Frohna City Hall. The event was hosted by their daughter and son-in-law, Maxine and Bruce Lorenz, and a grandchild, Chris...
Kasten - 50 years (06/24/07)
Harold Lee and Mary Kasten of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 9, 2007, on the grounds of Old McKendree Chapel in Jackson. The event was hosted by their children and spouses, Susan and Mark Rundel and Michael and Donna Kasten; and granddaughters, Ashley and Kaitlin Rundel...
Fire report 6/24/07 (06/24/07)
n At 4:59 p.m., illegal burn at 225 Marlin St. n At 7:56 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of South Ellis Street. n At 11:53 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North West End Boulevard. n At 1:23 a.m., emergency medical service at Water and Themis streets...
Police report 6/24/07 (06/24/07)
Jackson: Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 6/24/07 (06/24/07)
Donald Kuntze of St. Louis, the developer of a proposed mobile home park in Cape Girardeau County, indicates he will appeal last week's action by the County Court blocking the development near Klaus Park on a 2-1 vote. Cape Girardeau police chief D. Ray Johnson has requested outside help in the murder investigation of Mildred Wallace; he has asked the St. Louis County Police Department's homicide division for assistance...
Sales-tax confusion (06/24/07)
Efforts to give Missouri manufacturing a tax break on utilities was successful in this year's legislative session -- in a way, too successful. Language was included in two bills exempting utilities and chemicals -- along with machinery, equipment and materials used for research and development related to manufacturing -- from sales taxes. ...
A vote for civilization over camping (06/24/07)
To the editor:Elemental forces are involved in the Utah tragedy. Fun on a camping trip. Lots of tales. "No one has ever been killed by a bear. Bears love us." I vote for civilization. A locked steel door and a bowl of cereal are better than a Vacant Chair at breakfast table. A firetruck at midnight is helping my neighbor in trouble...
Goal is better autism treatment (06/24/07)
To the editor:Autism is a condition that affects thousands of families across Missouri, and early diagnosis and treatment are important. I have a friend who has dealt with this for many years, and I have always admired her strength. Gov. Matt Blunt doubled the state funding for autism diagnosis and treatment. I wish to applaud this action. We need to do all we can to learn more, improve treatment and increase help for those struggling with autism...
Revolution may be only solution (06/24/07)
To the editor:I want to thank Gene Osom so very much for his June 20 letter. I couldn't agree more. Another revolution? I hate to agree, but I don't think any other solution is possible. I believe it was Thomas Jefferson who said something like, "The blood of patriots is democracy's own manure." Since I'm 82 years young, I may miss it. I fear, however, for my children and grandchildren...
Jailing over signs raises questions (06/24/07)
To the editor:As I read my paper today, I find that my good friend, Dennis McDonald who owns Mattress Guys, is sitting in jail for a sign violation while a photo of Mayor Jay Knudtson and his son appears in the sports section. The mayor receives congratulations from his son for a golf shot that he made, while Dennis' son is asking his mother questions about why his father is in jail...
Group homes are better solution (06/24/07)
To the editor:People First of Missouri is a self-advocacy organization of 1,500 members representing 45 chapters. Our motto is, "We are people first; our disabilities are secondary." As a disabled person I have been fortunate to have always lived at home and have made my own decisions about my health, medication and the management of my life. My church and the Rolla community are supportive in all the ways that mean so very much...
Caution on using corn for ethanol (06/24/07)
To the editor:The June 18 article "Oil industry scaling back refinery expansions" should be of great concern to everyone. The industry is basing this on a "push from Congress and the White House for huge increases in biofuels such as ethanol" and the Senate's debate over "huge increases in ethanol production."...
Speak Out 6/24/07 (06/24/07)
Thanks for sidewalks; Hard-to-see stripes; No bales to buck; Park is great; Associate degrees; Jackson's parks; Immigration comment; Yogi said it best; Salary increase; Time in jail; Give it to teachers; Unlawful detention
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