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Revival Center director says she's being harassed; Jackson city officials say no (09/16/07)
The Rev. Joyce Hungate says she hasn't felt welcome since opening the Revival Center in Jackson in 2001. "I've never been so harassed," she said. The 70-year-old Hungate says the city is attempting to make her leave town by besieging her Revival Center, a church that houses homeless people, with inspections and legal challenges. "How would you like to be hounded for months?" she asked...
POW/MIA Recognition Day includes tribute to WWII soldier (09/16/07)
Service groups from around Jackson marked POW/MIA Recognition Day on Saturday with a walk from Jackson City Park to Brookside Park. The annual remembrance day honors the sacrifices that America's prisoners of war, those missing in action and their families have made...
Overall crime rate dips, but violent crimes up (09/16/07)
Though overall crime rates in Missouri for 2006 were down from previous years, law enforcement agencies statewide reported a jump in violent offenses. In 2006, there were 1,859 fewer total crimes recorded in Missouri than in 2005, but 1,557 more violent offenses reported, according to Missouri State Highway Patrol statistics...
Some neighbors wish shelter was elsewhere (09/16/07)
"Not in my back yard" are words city officials often hear from people complaining about something in their neighborhood. Some Revival Center neighbors who live in the 1000 block of Anna Street in Jackson mean those words literally. Their back yards butt up against the back yard of the homeless center and church...
Fair wraps up weeklong calorie splurge (09/16/07)
Among the spiral-cut deep-fried potatoes stacked precariously on a paper plate, the fried Oreo cookies, the jumbo corn dogs and the blue cotton candy, funnel cake is king at the Southeast Missouri District Fair. The fair, which completed its one-week run Saturday, was home to 14 concession stands selling funnel cakes. No funnel-cake lover had to wait in line...
Into the woods (09/16/07)
Located on 30 wooded acres, this property also has a stocked lake and gazebo-style dock to access it, plus a 30-by-40-foot insulated shop across from the home. There are plenty of opportunities to relax and view wildlife without ever leaving the property...
Oran teen injured in Friday night auto accident (09/16/07)
An Oran, Mo., teen was seriously injured Friday night when her vehicle ran off the road and overturned near Dutchtown. Katrina G. Gadberry, 17, was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center after the 10:30 p.m. accident. It occurred on Route A, four miles west of Dutchtown...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (09/16/07)
7 p.m. Monday City hall 401 Independence St. Study session at 5 p.m. Appearances n Parks and Recreation and Golf Course Advisory Boards regarding parks and storm-water proposal. n Chris Moore regarding bicycle safety. Consent ordinances,second and third readings...
SEMO District Fair winners (09/16/07)
Tractor/truck pull Bootheel Tractor PullersAssociation 10,000-pound H.F. First: Dale Worley; second: Dwayne Bauersachs; third: Robert Dockery; fourth: Brian Roth; fifth: Jim Aylor. 5,750 pounds First: Ron Shipman; second: Doug Deckard; third: Mark Foeste; fourth: Mark Foeste; fifth: Jimmy Dunlap; sixth: Ryan Turner; seventh: Eric West; eighth: Josh Hengst...
Friend of Poshard says he drummed up supporters for online poll (09/16/07)
CARBONDALE, Ill. -- An online newspaper poll found resounding support for Southern Illinois University president Glenn Poshard, but a Poshard friend's admission that he rallied colleagues to vote is casting suspicion on the results. The Springfield State Journal-Register's poll asked whether Poshard should resign over plagiarism allegations. Respondents voted 3 to 1 in Poshard's favor...
Disabled girl starts new life with adoptive parents (09/16/07)
ST. LOUIS -- Gabby clung to Amy Nicholas from the moment they met. It was the fall of 2001, and Gabby, who was born blind with spina bifida, was living in a mobile home with her teenage mother and grandparents in Jefferson County. Amy was her state-appointed physical therapist...
Man sentenced for child prostitution (09/16/07)
ST. LOUIS -- A St. Louis man was sentenced to five years in prison Friday in a case in which federal prosecutors have said a child was essentially bought and sold for crack cocaine. Darrill Gray, 51, pleaded guilty April 26 to one count of conspiracy to commit sex trafficking of a juvenile. Co-defendant John Geiler Jr., 36, was sentenced to three years and nine months in prison Aug. 17 on the same charge...
Scion replaces smallest car with 2008 xD (09/16/07)
Scion's smallest car -- the odd-looking xA -- is out, and the xD five-door hatchback is in, with new styling, larger four-cylinder engine, added safety equipment and more standard features than its predecessor. Even better, the new-for-2008 xD is among the most fuel-thrifty new cars with a government rating of 27 miles per gallon in city driving and 33 mpg on the highway for a manual-transmission model...
Spy chief stumbles through crash course on Washington politics (09/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush's spy chief is in the midst of a crash course on how to navigate some of Washington's most dangerous terrain: Capitol Hill. By many accounts, National Intelligence director Mike McConnell has a lot to learn as the administration's point man on its controversial effort this fall to overhaul the law that governs how national security agencies snoop on U.S. soil...
Health care back as a force in presidential politics; Clinton finding her voice on the issue (09/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- It's been 14 years since first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton's health-care reform plan sank like a stone, swallowed by fears of a big-government power grab. In the years since, wary presidential candidates at first avoided the issue altogether, then gingerly dipped one toe, then another, back into the pool...
In new book, former Fed chairman Alan Greenspan bashes Bush over spending (09/16/07)
WASHINGTON -- Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan, in his upcoming book, bashes President Bush for not responsibly handling the nation's spending and racking up big budget deficits. A self-described "libertarian Republican," Greenspan takes his own party to task for forsaking conservative principles that favor small government...
Donkey doing fine after falling into abandoned well (09/16/07)
UNDERWOOD, Minn. -- A donkey is happily eating grass again after falling down a dry, abandoned well and being freed in an intensive rescue effort. It appeared the animal wandered away from its farm and onto some boards covering the well, which broke, said Bruce Huseth, fire chief in this western Minnesota town...
Police charged with stealing snacks (09/16/07)
ROBELINE, La. -- This village's only convenience store decided to do something nice for its police officers: give them a free fountain drink or coffee at closing time. But somewhere along the way, investigators say, it got out of control. Now, all three of the village's officers are accused of stealing snacks...
Cornfield maze honors late President Ford (09/16/07)
RICHLAND, Mich. -- It's a corny tribute to the late Gerald Ford -- and it can be fully appreciated only from the air. A farm not far from where Ford grew up created a maze in a cornfield in the likeness of the nation's 38th president, who died last December...
Group says planned sale of meteorite piece is 'insensitive' (09/16/07)
NEW YORK -- The Willamette Meteorite is a sacred icon to the Oregon-based Clackamas Indians. The tribe has its own name for the massive space rock, Tomanowas, and holds an annual religious ceremony with the meteorite in its home at the American Museum of Natural History...
Alex the parrot dies after helping researchers for three decades (09/16/07)
WALTHAM, Mass. -- Alex, a parrot that could count to six, identify colors and even express frustration with repetitive scientific trials, has died after 30 years of helping researchers better understand the avian brain. The cause of Alex's death was unknown. ...
Bush speech does little to ease differences on Iraq (09/16/07)
Solid majorities of Americans favor some type of U.S. withdrawal, gradual or immediate. By ERIN McCLAM The Associated Press Outside a Brooklyn art gallery, Kristy Knight threw her arms in the air in exasperation when she was asked about the war in Iraq, which has her angry, frustrated and flatly disbelieving President Bush...
GM, UAW resume negotiations, but significant hurdles remain (09/16/07)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. and the United Auto Workers made progress at the bargaining table Saturday but still faced significant hurdles and weren't expected to agree on a new contract until later in the weekend. Union subcommittees -- which handle issues such as pensions, benefits and job security -- have wrapped up talks, but an agreement wasn't expected Saturday because negotiators were still dealing with some key issues, according to a person who was briefed on the negotiations...
Investigators turn to forensic sculptor for help in solving Florida mystery (09/16/07)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Discarded like trash, eight bodies went unnoticed for years in a thicket of trees and scrub on the edge of downtown. When they were discovered in March, nothing remained but bones. Six months later, authorities still know precious little about the skeletons, other than they were white men between the ages of 18 and 49 and died as far back as 1980. Detectives say their best hope for solving the case now rests with a forensic sculptor who will try to reconstruct their faces...
Bald man accused of trying to steal hair-loss product (09/16/07)
OSSINING, N.Y. -- A bald man went into a pharmacy and stole five bottles of a hair loss treatment but was caught while running away, police said. Mark Hoousendove, 42, was arrested on misdemeanor charges of petty larceny and resisting arrest, Detective Lt. William Sullivan said. The product was worth about $50...
Corps of Engineers hopes to restore Mississippi River wildlife habitat (09/16/07)
BROWNSVILLE, Minn. -- On the Mississippi River below the verdant bluffs that mark the far southern Minnesota-Wisconsin line, the federal government is waging a multi-million dollar campaign against the elements. For the last few weeks, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has transformed a three-mile stretch of river into a floating construction zone, restoring and creating new river islands...
Bombing in Baghdad kills 11; al-Sadr loyalists withdraw from government (09/16/07)
BAGHDAD -- A car bomb struck a bakery crowded with customers lining up for bread, killing at least 11 people on Saturday as they ended their daytime Ramadan fast, officials said. The government, which had hoped a peaceful holy month would demonstrate the success of a 7-month-old security operation, suffered another blow when lawmakers loyal to the anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr announced their withdrawal from the Shiite bloc in parliament...
Shiite sheiks seek to expand Anbar model to southern Iraq, with U.S. help (09/16/07)
KUT, Iraq -- American commanders in southern Iraq say Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida...
Leading candidate in Japan prime minister ballot backs extension of Afghan mission (09/16/07)
TOKYO -- The front-runner to become Japan's next prime minister vowed Saturday to extend his nation's support for U.S.-led operations in Afghanistan. Ruling party veteran Yasuo Fukuda also said he would take a softer line with North Korea over its past abduction of Japanese nationals, a row that has threatened to upset negotiations over the communist country's nuclear weapons...
African floods submerge towns, wipe out farms and schools (09/16/07)
KAMPALA, Uganda -- Torrential downpours and flash floods across Africa have submerged whole towns and washed away bridges, farms and schools. This summer's rains have killed at least 150 people, displaced hundreds of thousands and prompted the United Nations to warn Saturday of a rising risk of disease outbreaks...
Bus carrying tourists crashes in western Mexico, killing 18 (09/16/07)
MEXICO CITY -- A bus carrying tourists who had arrived on a flight from Phoenix crashed in western Mexico on Saturday, killing at least 18 people, bus company and Red Cross officials said. The Vallarta Plus bus was carrying 35 passengers from the resort city of Puerto Vallarta to Guadalajara when it ran off a mountain road and plunged into a ravine near the town of Compostela, about 125 miles from Guadalajara, Nayarit state police director Fernando Carbajal said...
Archbishop of Canterbury in U.S. to prevent Anglican, Episcopal split over gay bishop (09/16/07)
LONDON -- It wasn't just a friendly invitation. U.S. Episcopal bishops, fed up with Anglican criticism of their support for gay priests, implored the Anglican spiritual leader to hear their side of the story -- in person. Starting Thursday, Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams will be in New Orleans for that private talk, hoping he can hold together the increasingly fractured world Anglican family...
Northwest Passage may open sooner than thought (09/16/07)
PARIS -- Arctic ice has shrunk to the lowest level on record, new satellite images show, raising the possibility that the Northwest Passage that eluded famous explorers will become an open shipping lane. The European Space Agency said nearly 200 satellite photos this month taken together showed an ice-free passage along northern Canada, Alaska and Greenland, and ice retreating to its lowest level since such images were first taken in 1978...
St. Vincent captures Perryville Invite title (09/16/07)
Brooke Brown, Sarah Dewilder and Kelsey Cissell were named to the all-tournament team as they helped St. Vincent win the Perryville Invitational volleyball tournament Saturday. Tournament scores St. Vincent def. Bismarck 19-25, 25-11, 25-18; St. Vincent def. ...
Notre Dame captures title (09/16/07)
Notre Dame's Whitney Eftink faced a great deal of pressure Saturday. Not only did she have to take her ACT test in the morning, but afterward she played in the championship game of the Jackson Invitational softball tournament, where she came up to bat with two outs in the sixth inning with her Bulldogs tied 2-2 against Seckman...
Runners find balance between friendships and finishes (09/16/07)
When Ronny Schabbing and Brittany Moreland are not competing on the cross country course for the Central girls team, they often enjoy going together to Texas Roadhouse. "My [favorite] meal is ribs, mashed potatoes, green beans and bacon," Schabbing said...
Southeast runners bring home women's title (09/16/07)
The Southeast Missouri State women's cross country team won its second meet title in as many tries Friday. Competing at the Panther Open hosted by Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill., Southeast scored 49 points to edge Southern Illinois (52)...
Lillard impressive at QB (09/16/07)
Houston Lillard might have seemed like something of a forgotten man at times in Southeast Missouri State's quarterback derby. But Lillard made himself clearly visible Saturday, giving the Redhawks a true passing threat for the first time this season and helping them beat Indiana State 13-10...
Defense delivers a victory for its coordinator (09/16/07)
Southeast Missouri State met an evenly matched opponent Saturday night. Unfortunately for the Redhawks, it was a team that won just one game last year, was 0-11 the year before and now has lost three to open this season. Indiana State, the cellar dweller from the Gateway Conference, rolled into Houck Stadium on Saturday night and was unable to find the end zone until a long punt return and a subsequent special teams penalty helped open the door...
NCAA could remove victories (09/16/07)
Southeast Missouri State's 2005-06 women's basketball championship in the Ohio Valley Conference could be in jeopardy next month when the NCAA Committee on Infractions meets, but the program's second championship in 2006-07 should remain with the school...
Defense delivers late stop to preserve the victory (09/16/07)
As evenly played as the game had been most of the night, it was probably fitting that Southeast Missouri State and Indiana State took things down to the wire. "I said it was going to be a battle," Southeast center Paul McGuire said. "I knew both teams would play really hard and give it everything they had."...
Knight dominates another edition of triathlon (09/16/07)
Dog bites man. Barry Knight finishes first in the Coors Light/Trail of Tears triathlon. Dog bites man repeatedly. That's more like it for Knight. He won the triathlon Saturday at Trail of Tears State Park ... again, bringing his dominance in the race to 12 victories in its 17 years of existence...
Area digest (09/16/07)
Brey, Kiefner team to win championship flight The team of Judy Brey and Luanne Kiefner teamed to win the championship flight at the Cape Chip-A-Ways Ladies Day tournament Tuesday. Brey and Kiefner defeated Virginia Watkins and Jo Ella Jones in a playoff...
Cardinals earn split (09/16/07)
ST. LOUIS -- The Cardinals ended their slide, probably too late to do them any good. Miguel Cairo's RBI triple capped a four-run third inning, and St. Louis rallied past the Chicago Cubs 4-3 in the second game of a day-night doubleheader to end a nine-game losing streak...
Spring is the time for optimism, at least in your closet, say designers (09/16/07)
NEW YORK -- It's going to be a bright and sunny spring, judging by the rainbow of colors previewed at New York Fashion Week. Forget the war, forget the mortgage crisis -- it's not fashion's role to tackle the weighty issues on people's minds, said Michael Kors, who presented one of the most upbeat shows of the week with models in sherbet-colored stripes bopping up and down the runway to "Xanadu."...
How to wear it (09/16/07)
Head-to-toe colors may have been hot on the runway for New York Fashion Week, but that doesn't mean you should wear it all at once. n Stylist Mary Alice Stephenson recommends infusing color into your wardrobe with a bright lipstick or shoe. Perhaps a hot pink top with jeans. "All the color piled on at once is a no-no," she said. "Don't take the trend so literally, don't go dye your hair pink."...
Cape men form counterpart to Red Hat Society (09/16/07)
Their white hats stood in stark contrast to the red fire engine. Adorned in cowboy hats, ball caps and Panama hats, all shades of white, 13 members of the White Hats toured the new fire station on North Sprigg Street in Cape Girardeau. The men, all over age 70, got together a year ago and decided to organize a group that would take monthly trips to sites in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois...
Another meaning for Sept. 11 (09/16/07)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller share the same small house (still), work in the same office (again) and somehow manage to cling to their sanity (barely). Older and wiser (she's wiser, he's just older), the Southeast Missourian sweethearts offer their views on everyday issues, told from two different perspectives....
Reader needs second opinion (09/16/07)
Dear Tom and Ray: My wife's car is a 2001 Highlander with about 54,000 miles. About two years ago it began consuming oil and has gotten worse. It has failed the last two emissions tests, the check-engine light comes on regularly and it produces a large plume of blue smoke in the morning. ...
Vivian Roth (09/16/07)
Vivian Pearl Roth, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Fountainbleau Lodge. She was born Sept. 14, 1927, in McClure, Ill., daughter of John Franklin and Eva E. Goodman Verble. She and Elbert "Elwood" Roth married Oct. 3, 1959, in Cape Girardeau. He died Jan. 25, 1984...
Margaret Fornkahl (09/16/07)
Margaret L. "Marge" Fornkahl, 75, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Oct. 9, 1931, in Cobden, Ill., daughter of John Franklin and Eva E. Goodman Verble. She and Theodore A. Fornkahl were married Jan. 25, 1948, in Cairo, Ill. He died July 4, 2000...
Cornelius Dirnberger (09/16/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Cornelius Z. Dirnberger, 81, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 27, 1926, in Benton, son of Michael and Colletta LeGrand Dirnberger. He and Geneva Scherer Dirnberger were married Sept. 25, 1948, in Benton...
Louis Glastetter (09/16/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Louis Glas­tetter, 81, of Benton died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Aug. 2, 1926, in Kelso, Mo., son of Paul Joseph and Anna Helen Scherer Glastetter. He and Anna Mary Bucher were married March 28, 1951, in New Hamburg, Mo...
Alois Riney (09/16/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Alois V. Riney, 89, of Perryville died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Perry County Nursing Home. He was born July 27, 1918, at St. Mary, Mo., son of Variece and Lena Layton Riney. He and Gladys Brown were married May 7, 1938. He was employed at Prince Gardner, a billfold factory. He also farmed livestock and agriculture. Riley was a Navy World War II veteran and member of Our Lady of Victory Catholic Church in Sereno, Mo., and American Legion Post 133...
Mildred Sevic (09/16/07)
CHARLESTON, Mo. -- Mildred R. Sevic, 94, of Wyatt, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at Charleston Manor. She was born March 20, 1913, in Dardanelle, Ark., daughter of Wiley and Virginia Turner Hicks. She had lived in Mississippi County most of her life. She attended the First Baptist Church in Wyatt...
Connie Brewer (09/16/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Connie Pauline Brewer, 63, of Perryville died Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2007, at home. She was born Oct. 5, 1943, at Mountain View, Ark., daughter of Ed and Clara Hill Sutterfield. She and Joseph Brewer were married Oct. 21, 1961. She worked in the housekeeping department of Perry County Memorial Hospital. Brewer was a member of Christ the Savior Catholic Church in Brewer, Mo...
Kathryn Tolliver (09/16/07)
Kathryn Finch Tolliver, 97, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Sept. 14, 2007, at The Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born June 8, 1910, at Fornfelt, Mo., daughter of Judge James A. and Carrie Lehman Finch. She spent her childhood in New Madrid, Mo., before moving to Cape Girardeau in 1926. She and Keith R. "Bill" Tolliver were married June 30, 1936. He died Nov. 2, 1995...
Williams-Nugent (09/16/07)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Dana Marie Williams and Cory Lynn Nugent were married July 28, 2007, in Myrtle Beach, Calif., by the Rev. William H. Altman Jr. Parents of the couple are Donnie and Sandra Williams of Advance, and Robert and Cynthia Nugent of Bloomsdale, Mo...
Calahan-Brueckner (09/16/07)
Amy Elizabeth Calahan and Chad Christopher Brueckner were married Nov. 18, 2006, at Immaculate Conception Church in Jackson. Monsignor Ed Eftink performed the ceremony. Pianist was Marty Roth of Cape Girardeau, uncle of the groom. Soloists were Nicole Gagan of Barnhart, Mo., cousin of the bride, and Shanna Brueckner of Manchester, Mo., sister-in-law of the groom...
Moore-Randol (09/16/07)
Nicole Marie Moore and Neil Allen Randol were married July 21, 2007, at First Baptist Church in Oak Ridge. The Rev. Jon Sedgwick performed the ceremony. Pianist was Rhadonda Sedgwick of Oak Ridge. The bride is the daughter of Randall and Natasha Moore of Jackson. The groom is the son of Narvol and Amy Randol of Cape Girardeau...
Nolen-Proffitt (09/16/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- David and Jennifer Nolen of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Nichole Nolen, to Kyle Quincy Proffitt. He is the son of Keith and Nancy Proffitt of Camden, Mo. Nolen is a 1999 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a law degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is serving a two-year clerkship with the presiding judge of Jackson County in Kansas City, Mo...
Nahlik-Reitzel (09/16/07)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Victor and Retta Nahlik of High Ridge, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Cindi Marie Nahlik, to Charles Michael Reitzel, both of Imperial, Mo. He is the son of Mike Reitzel of Perryville, and the late Joyce Reitzel. Nahlik received a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from Webster University in St. Louis. She is an executive secretary with Kirkwood School District in Kirkwood, Mo...
Glueck-Rothbauer (09/16/07)
Jim and Pat Glueck of San Antonio, Texas, formerly of Scott City, announce the engagement of their daughter, Alisha Dawn Glueck, to Wesley Don Rothbauer, both of Moulton, Texas. He is the son of Don and Jennifer Rothbauer of Moulton. Glueck received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio in 2003. She is a registered nurse case manager at Advanced Home Health Services in Moulton...
Eftink-Norwick (09/16/07)
ORAN, Mo. -- Tom and Mary Ann Eftink of Oran announce the engagement of their daughter, Sandra Gail Eftink, to Paul Michael Norwick, both of Mountain Home, Ark. He is the son of Peggy Waltrip of Mountain Home. Eftink is a graduate of Oran High School, and received a degree in electrical engineering from the University of Missouri-Rolla. She is employed by Baxter Healthcare in Mountain Home...
McDonald-Aufdenberg (09/16/07)
Rick and Donna McDonald of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Loren McDonald, to John David Aufdenberg. He is the son of Leon and Donna Aufdenberg of Jackson. McDonald is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, and 2001 graduate of Shawnee Community College. She expects to graduate in October from the nursing program at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Southeast Hospital...
Kidd-Westendorf (09/16/07)
Forrest Kidd and Ernestine Kidd of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Ellen Kidd, to Ted Joseph Westendorf. He is the son of Eugene Westendorf and Lucy Westendorf of Effingham, Ill. Kidd received a master's of accountancy from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is employed at Maritz in St. Louis...
McLain-Zimmer (09/16/07)
Randy and Judy McLain of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Nicole McLain, to Kevin Zimmer, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Ron and Carol Zimmer of St. Louis. McLain is a 2000 graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is the east area director with Special Olympics Missouri...
Wells-Seidelman (09/16/07)
BENTON, Mo. -- Eugene and Robin Wells of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Desert Rae Wells, to Joshua Sean Seidelman, both of Marble Hill, Mo. He is the son of Penny Frymire of Glenallen, Mo., and Donald Seidelman of Pana, Ill. Wells is enrolled in a medical transcription program. She is manager of Domino's Pizza in Cape Girardeau...
Jackson - 60 years (09/16/07)
Arthur and Julia Jackson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with family and friends at their home Aug. 19, 2007. The couple was married Aug. 17, 1947, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Their children and spouses are Bill and Debbie Jackson of St. Louis, Sue and Stan Cook of Farmington, Mo., Bob and Kathy Jackson of Jonesboro, Ark., and Tom Jackson of Kansas City...
Williams - 50 years (09/16/07)
The children of Charles and Judy Williams of Jackson hosted an open house to celebrate their parents 50th wedding anniversary Aug. 19, 2007. Guests attended from Jackson, Sikeston, Bertrand, Matthews, Scott City and Advance, Mo.; St. Joseph, Benton Harbor and Montague, Mich., and Hanford, Calif...
Cook - 40 years (09/16/07)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- W.D. "Dub" and Debby Cook of Chaffee celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary Aug. 30, 2007, with their daughters and families. The couple was married Aug. 13, 1967, at Whitewater by the Rev. Murdick. Their attendants were Diane Surman Borneman, sister of the bride, and Glen Cook, brother of the groom...
Essner - 50 years (09/16/07)
Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Essner of Scott City recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner Sept. 2, 2007, at Cedar Street. Essner and Patricia Glaus were married Aug. 31, 1957, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The couple has three children, Steven (Donna) Essner, Cindy (Brad) Riggs and Danny (Jill) Essner. They have five grandchildren, Dana (Philip) Spinks, Jared, Emily, Stephanie and Eric Essner...
Boettcher - 50 years (09/16/07)
The Rev. and Mrs. Loren Boettcher of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. A dinner with family and friends was held Aug. 12, 2007, in Mayer, Minn. They celebrated with a service Sept. 1, 2007, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hannibal, Mo., followed by a reception and supper in the parish hall...
Fire report 9/16/07 (09/16/07)
n At 9:22 p.m., motor vehicle accident at Route K and Interstate 55. n At 10:20 p.m., gas odor in the 500 block of North Fountain Street. n At 2:28 a.m., alarm sounding at 1000 Towers Circle. n At 2:48 a.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of South Ellis Street...
Police report 9/16/07 (09/16/07)
Arrests; Assaults; Burglaries; Thefts
Out of the past 9/16/07 (09/16/07)
Unless things really pick up, the SEMO District Fair will not only miss its 100,000 attendance goal, but also have to settle for a total attendance below last year's figures; fair officials hope big-name acts like Larry Gatlin and the Gatlin Brothers Band and the Charley Pride Show will help boost attendance...
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