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Lions Club serves up annual favorite (03/20/08)
Coast Guard called in to rescue efforts near Neelyville, Mo. (03/20/08)
NEAR NEELYVILLE, Mo. — The U.S. Coast Guard is attempting to rescue approximately 75 people on Coon Island south of Poplar Bluff near Neelyville, Mo. The guardsmen were able to cross water from a levee that had broken, but cannot get the people back as of 3 p.m. They are considering using helicopters for air evacuations, said Lt. Nick Humphrey of the Missouri State Water Patrol...
Castor River levees breach in Stoddard County (03/20/08)
STODDARD COUNTY, Mo. -- The rain has stopped and the water is beginning to recede, but at least one county river is still having problems. The Castor River, that runs from as far north as Ste. Genevieve County, has four breaches along its bank at Highway Y near the Nestle Purina plant near Aquila...
DNR tips for keeping drinking water safe (03/20/08)
The Missouri Department of Natural Resources is advising Missouri residents to take precautions with their drinking water due to the recent flooding activities across the state. Due to the recent rain events, some public water systems have experienced flooding, cracking water lines, low water pressure and, in some instances, complete water outages. ...
Surfing in Missouri (03/20/08)
This picture was taken in Scott City, Missouri on 3-18-08. The pond levy was over flowing and created a river down the front yard and what better to do than to surf in your front yard!
MoDOT tells motorists not to cross Highway W bridge (03/20/08)
MoDOT has concerns about the Highway W bridge between Oran and Perkins, and vehicles that have been trying to cross what may be a structurally compromised span. The agency sent out a news release Thursday afternoon warning drivers to leave barricades in place and not to cross the bridge...
White Water Rafting (03/20/08)
In Scott City, Missouri the pond levy was over flowing creating a white water rapid and might as well take advantage of the rapids and hit them in the ole' Johnny boat!
American Red Cross closes three Southeast Missouri flood shelters (03/20/08)
The local chapter of the American Red Cross announced today that it was closing flood shelters in Jackson, Zalma and Marble Hill, citing a lack of need in those areas. Shelters remain open in Delta and Piedmont. Last night 145 people registered in four shelters in Zalma, Delta, Marble Hill and Jackson, the Red Cross reported. Of those, 92 people stayed overnight...
Mississippi River still expected to crest at 44.5 feet despite lower than expected flows in northern rivers (03/20/08)
The Mississippi River in Cape Girardeau is still expected to crest at 44.5 feet Sunday despite levels being lower than expected north of the region. "The Kaskaskia, Big Muddy, and Meramec rivers all three are swollen right now and are large contributors to the lower river," said Nicole Dalrymple, a spokeswoman for the St. Louis District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. "We recommend folks keep an eye on the forecast."...
Navigating the Rapids! (03/20/08)
In Scott City, Missouri on 3-18-08 the rain water caused the water to rush over the pond levy and we took the boat out for some serious white water rafting!
Levee stabilized near Scott County's Caney Basin; 42 Coast Guard officers helping (03/20/08)
The flooding situation that had about 80 volunteers working Wednesday to protect Scott County's Caney Basin from floodwaters appears to have calmed down today, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said just after noon."Things are improving with the sunshine today," Walter said.Most of the damage in the Caney Basin was to farm fields, Walter said. ...
Southeast Missouri area road closings (03/20/08)
The following state roads were closed as of 5:30 p.m., as reported by MoDOT:Bollinger CountyHighway T from AB to FHighway H from 51 to FFHighway E from 51 to NHighway 91Highway W (entire route)Highway V (entire route reduced to one lane)Highway T from F to NButler County. ...
Former mayor Ivan Irvin dies (03/20/08)
Former Cape Girardeau mayor Ivan Irvin, 73, died Tuesday. Mayor Jay Knudtson, extending condolences on behalf of the city, also said Irvin was "a real friend to me since I arrived in Cape." "Ivan possessed tremendous people skills and had a great ability to assess a situation and make a good, solid and informed decision."...
Local Rotarian was finalist for Service to Humanity award (03/20/08)
Every year, each of Rotary Club's 532 districts, organized into 34 zones, has the opportunity to nominate a candidate for the Rotary Foundation Global Alumni Service to Humanity Award. Dan B. Cotner was among the finalists for 2006-2007, but did not win...
Chaffee Nursing Center evacuates 48 residents (03/20/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- As a chilly wind blew through town and water covered the parking lot and lawn outside the Chaffee Nursing Center, residents, ambulance crews and staff members worked to organize an evacuation of 48 residents to other nursing homes in Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Charleston, Sikeston, Kennett and Poplar Bluff...
Flood events in Cape Girardeau County (03/20/08)
Water ran over the top of the Hubble Creek levee in Dutchtown Wednesday morning, and residents were told to leave their homes. Roadblocks were set up on highways 25, 74 and Route A to keep motorists from driving into the water that covered large swaths of southern Cape Girardeau County...
Flood events in Perry County (03/20/08)
Perry County was spared the worst of the storm, but a few motorist rescues and a home evacuation kept emergency crews busy Tuesday night into Wednesday, Sheriff Gary Schaaf said. Deputies and firefighters from the East Perry County Fire Department coordinated a rescue of Don Hicks from his home on Apple Creek Lane near Apple Creek,...
Salvation Army needs supplies for Meals with Friends (03/20/08)
Supplies needed for this month's Salvation Army meals include drink mixes, large cans of fruit, northern beans and hot dogs. Items can be dropped off at The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St. Call 335-7000 for information. The Salvation Army will be serving Meals with Friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. ...
Bollinger County 'just a mess' (03/20/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Bollinger County officials are still trying to grasp the scope of damage from the floods, but it's difficult. "You can't get there from here" was a refrain. A 15-minute trip to Zalma took nearly three hours and required detours through Jackson or Sikeston. Gravel county roads are in ruins; many small bridges have been destroyed...
Floods close Woodland schools until next week (03/20/08)
Schools just recovering from ice storm damage spent Wednesday assessing further damage caused by recent floods. The Woodland School District appeared to have been hit the hardest, and school is not expected to resume until next week. Two new softball fields, worth $15,000, had completely washed away, and some parts of the school had between 2 and 16 inches of standing water. A piece of jungle gym equipment had overturned and crumpled. A baseball field fence was also destroyed...
Flood shelters (03/20/08)
The Red Cross is providing emergency shelter to people who have been forced from their homes by high water or who cannot reach their homes because of high water. Shelters are open at the following locations: n First Baptist Church, 502 Broadway, Marble Hill; 573-238-2545...
Signups for cancer study will be held during Relay for Life (03/20/08)
During the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, noon to 4 p.m. May 17 at Arena Park, individuals will have the chance to sign up as volunteers for Cancer Prevention Study-3. Cape Girardeau Relay for Life is one of more than 110 enrollment sites scheduled for 2008. It is the first time in more than 50 years of these kinds of studies that participants may complete their baseline and follow-up questionnaires online...
Flood events in Illinois (03/20/08)
n Union County, Ill. More than 12 inches of rain fell across Union County, overtopping the levees of the Clear Creek Drainage District, said Sheriff David Livesay. The flooding effectively cut the county in two, separating public safety officers and causing them to split forces as best they could, he said...
Flood safety (03/20/08)
Missouri state agencies offered tips and warnings Wednesday on propane safety and contact with floodwaters to keep residents safe as flooding continues throughout the southern part of the state. Floodwater Because floodwaters can come into contact with sewage or other contaminants, the Missouri Department of Health is recommending the following steps:...
Flood warning continues today; feds declare Missouri disaster area (03/20/08)
Though the rains stopped Wednesday, the National Weather Service has the entire local area under a flood warning until 6 p.m. today. Flooding and road closures continue across the region today, the weather service reports on its Web site. ...
Spring dinner served at New Hamburg (03/20/08)
A spring dinner and country store will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. April 6 at St. Lawrence Parish Center in New Hamburg, Mo. Fried chicken, chicken and dressing, chicken and dumplings, buttered potatoes, slaw, corn, drinks and dessert will be served buffet style. Carryouts will be available. Discounted price for 6- to 12-year-old children; 5 and younger eat free...
Community digest 3/20/08 (03/20/08)
Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club to meet The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will meet today. There will be a meal at 6:30 p.m. at Dexter Bar-B-Que. The meeting begins at 7. The guest speaker will be Dr. Jane Kelley. For information, call Gerald Adams at 243-4199...
American Red Cross opens five shelters for flood victims (03/20/08)
By Wednesday evening, nearly 40 people had taken refuge in Zalma General Baptist Church after a series of rescues Tuesday. The Zalma church is one of five shelters being run by the Southeast Missouri chapter of the American Red Cross to help flood victims. The others are in Delta, Jackson, Marble Hill and Piedmont...
Maintaining standards, technology top issues in Jackson School Board race (03/20/08)
Most Jackson School Board candidates can't talk enough about the district's positives, jumping at the chance to paint a picture of the district floating happily along. "We have excellent administration, are well-organized, have some extremely highly qualified teachers, and there is good communication," Mack Illers said...
Flood events in Scott County (03/20/08)
The effort to control the water spilling over the Caney Creek levee between Oran, Mo., and Chaffee, Mo., was a battle to save farmland that was not inundated, not to stanch the flow from the main weak spot. The staging ground Wednesday was the farm of Becky and Mark Eftink, where dozens of people were filling sandbags while others stacked them at low spots near the County Road 264 bridge...
Concerns turn to river flooding (03/20/08)
As the rain slackened and finally stopped Wednesday afternoon, the relief was only temporary as concerns turned to a rising Mississippi River and preparing for river flooding to replace flash flooding. In several locations, mainly in southern Cape Girardeau County and northern Scott County, levees ran over. ...
Police: Suspect wasn't armed in takeover of Amish buggy (03/20/08)
JAMESPORT, Mo. (AP) -- The robbery suspect accused of forcing an Amish man to use a horse and buggy to take him to a trailer home in Jamesport did not commit the crime at gunpoint, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Officers from five agencies arrived at a Jamesport trailer on Tuesday after receiving a report of a stolen Amish buggy...
Blunt, GOP ask high court to allow death penalty for child rape (03/20/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Matt Blunt and Republican lawmakers want the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold a Louisiana law allowing executions for child rapists. At issue before the court in the appeal of a Louisiana man is whether a 1977 ruling bars the death penalty in cases where the victim survives...
9 St. Joseph middle school girls get sick after taking methadone pills (03/20/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- Nine middle school girls were taken to a hospital Wednesday after taking what is believed to be methadone pills, and a 16-year-old boy was charged with distributing a controlled substance. St. Joseph police Capt. Kevin Castle said the Benton High School student is believed to have given methadone -- a drug commonly used to treat heroin addiction -- to a junior high school girl on a school bus...
Robbery suspect arrested after commandeering Amish buggy (03/20/08)
JAMESPORT, Mo. -- A suspect in a gas station robbery forced an Amish man at gunpoint to use a horse and buggy to take him to a mobile home in Jamesport, where he was found hours later hiding in a nearby shed, the Missouri State Highway Patrol said. Draper Scott Richardson, 26, of Breckenridge, was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree robbery, first-degree assault, armed criminal action and unlawful use of a weapon. ...
Missouri struggles with deadly flooding (03/20/08)
PIEDMONT, Mo. -- Rain eased up across most of southern Missouri Wednesday, but it left behind a soggy mess of flooded-out roads, stranded motorists and a cleanup bill likely to run in the millions. With at least five people dead and hundreds more displaced, authorities are straining to keep pace with some of the worst flooding to hit their region in decades...
Report: State didn't shred sensitive documents (03/20/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- State files with names, Social Security numbers and even birth certificates have been thrown away rather than shredded, a television station found. KRCG in Jefferson City even found entire case files from the Department of Social Services in unsecured recycling bins. The department requires employees in its Family Support Division to shred or witness the shredding of case files...
Vehicle strikes bystanders at suburban auto auction, 15 hurt (03/20/08)
CRESTWOOD, Ill. -- An out-of-control sport utility vehicle plowed into a crowd at a suburban Chicago auto auction Wednesday, injuring 15 people, police said. Five of the victims were in critical condition Wednesday evening with injuries that included a crushed chest and legs, said Crestwood police chief Tim Sulikowski. Two firefighters also were hurt while helping victims, he said...
Sturdier cars make it harder to cut victims from wreckage (03/20/08)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Capt. Clint Roberts makes his living cutting accident victims out of hideously mangled vehicles, but even he could hardly believe it when two people in a 2007 midsize car survived a head-on crash with a full-sized pickup last year. The Ford Fusion's reinforced steel construction probably saved the lives of the 18-year-old driver and his 16-year-old passenger. But Roberts said it gave his Hillsborough County Fire Rescue crew fits as they tried to free them last November...
Marches, memorials mark fifth anniversary of Iraq war (03/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- Protesters blocked traffic and government buildings in Washington, acted out a Baghdad street scene in Syracuse, N.Y., and banged drums in a parade through San Francisco on Wednesday to mark the fifth anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq...
Bush defends cost of Iraq war, says the 'world is better' for it (03/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush defended the Iraq war Wednesday as U.S. troops began a sixth year of combat in the long and costly conflict that has dominated his presidency. Bush conceded the war has been harder and more expensive than anticipated but insisted it has all been necessary to keep Americans safe...
Government enacts plan to ease capital restraints on Fannie, Freddie (03/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- On Wednesday the government relaxed capital requirements at Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac as part of a plan to quickly inject an additional $200 billion of financing for home loans. The initiative, which will require Fannie and Freddie to raise substantial funds, is part of a broader government strategy to ease a credit crisis that has made it difficult for consumers and businesses to borrow, and spread fear throughout global financial markets...
Spring keeps starting earlier for birds, bees, trees and sneezes (03/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- The capital's famous cherry trees are primed to burst out in a pink peak about the end of this month. Thirty years ago, the trees usually waited to bloom till around April 5. In central California, the first of the field skipper sachem, a drab butterfly, was fluttering about March 12. Just 25 years ago, that creature emerged there anywhere from mid-April to mid-May...
Bin Laden criticizes Europe for publication of prophet drawings (03/20/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Osama bin Laden criticized the publication of drawings insulting to the Prophet Muhammad in a new audio message posted late Wednesday and warned Europeans of a strong reaction to come. The message, which appeared on a militant Web site that has carried al-Qaida statements in the past and bore the logo of the extremist group's media wing al-Sahab, showed a still image of bin Laden aiming with an AK-47...
Israel bars access from West Bank, Gaza, beefs up security for holiday (03/20/08)
JERUSALEM -- Israel declared a heightened security alert Wednesday and barred Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza Strip from entering the country, fearing Hezbollah guerrillas might try to carry out a major attack during holiday celebrations this week...
Tibet protests put pressure on Olympics sponsors (03/20/08)
BEIJING -- McDonald's, Coca-Cola and other sponsors paid tens of millions of dollars to link their names with the Beijing Olympics. Now they're trying to mollify activists pressing for change on Tibet, Darfur and other issues, without angering China...
Batters find way to drill Cards ace (03/20/08)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Adam Wainwright has been tough to hit this spring -- not counting the balls that have struck him. Besides the usual post-game ice wrap on his shoulder after his last start, the St. Louis Cardinals' right-hander also had his left thigh wrapped. That's where he absorbed a hard smash up the middle by the Mets' Luis Castillo during the first inning...
OVC presidents place limit on number of men's basketball guarantee games (03/20/08)
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Presidents in the Ohio Valley Conference voted Wednesday to reduce the number of guarantee games played by each school to two per season among some other moves designed to help strengthen basketball in the league. The plan goes into effect with the 2009-10 season. In addition to the limits on guarantee games, teams can play as many non-Division I opponents as they play guarantee games and must play half of their nonconference games at home...
Jackson's Sides steps down as girls basketball coach (03/20/08)
Wednesday night's basketball banquet included a few occasions when speakers recognized Notre Dame boys basketball coach Paul Hale, who is retiring from coaching after leading the Bulldogs to a state title. He's not the only area coach stepping down...
Willen, Morrill earn SEMO Conference honors (03/20/08)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Jane Morrill and Ryan Willen now have more in common than being post players for their respective basketball teams at Notre Dame Regional High School. They picked up hardware Wednesday night as the SEMO Conference players of the year during the 50th annual Poplar Bluff Letter Club's basketball banquet...
Southeast overcomes initial disappointment (03/20/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team was down after losing in the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference tournament March 7. That defeat to Eastern Illinois denied the Redhawks a shot at their third straight NCAA tournament berth...
University honors student-athletes with 3.0 GPA or better (03/20/08)
Southeast Missouri State honored 137 athletes Wednesday during the university's annual Scholar Athlete Luncheon at the University Center. Southeast athletes with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher were recognized. The 137 honorees represent 48 percent of the student-athletes at Southeast, including 71 percent of the female student-athletes. The group includes a record 20 athletes with a perfect 4.0 GPA...
Schnieder wins indoor triathlon (03/20/08)
Cape Girardeau's Alex Schnieder finished the Fitness Plus indoor triathlon in 27 minutes, 15 seconds to win the event. The triathlon consisted of a 300-yard swim, 5-mile ride on a stationary bike and a 2-mile run on the indoor track. Cape Girardeau's Brigitte Kinnaman was the top female finisher, completing the event in 32:57...
Pujols, Duncan homer in Cards' 12-3 win (03/20/08)
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Adam Loewen failed to get through the second inning Wednesday, yet Baltimore Orioles manager Dave Trembley insisted he's not concerned about the left-hander's health. Albert Pujols' torn elbow ligament, meanwhile, isn't hurting his swing...
Biblical weather (03/20/08)
March 20, 2008 Dear Julie, It has been biblical around here. Highways and schools have closed because of flooding. More than 12 inches of rain have fallen on us in the past few days. People feel discombobulated. Some have been mightily inconvenienced. A driver drowned. Some people who can't get home are staying in shelters...
SE Live online music poll: Who's the best of these local artists (03/20/08)
Let the games begin. Four local bands gave us their new CDs. We chose three tracks from each project. Now it's up to you to vote for Southeast Missouri's best new album. The winning artist gets a feature in SE Live.Songs on this page are from the albums "Stratum," the second album from Kris Baranovic’s project, Warchalking; "I will pay you to say: corporate rock still sucks," an album Thrower po recorded in his room with friends; "So What's Goin' On Later?" the funky release from alt/jazz three-piece Fill; and "State of Mind Music Box," a six-track EP from Foster McGinty.. ...
George Clooney will screen new movie in Kentucky (03/20/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- For one night, Maysville will be Hollywood along the Ohio River, thanks to George Clooney. The 46-year-old actor-director will visit the northern Kentucky town Monday night for a special screening of his new movie, "Leatherheads," his father, Nick Clooney, said Tuesday...
ARTifacts 3/20/08 (03/20/08)
Lipizzaner stallions back at Show Me Center The "World Famous" Lipizzaner stallions present the 38th anniversary of the dancing white stallions April 26 at the Show Me Center. The anniversary show features new music, choreography and routines with a major emphasis on the historical background and foundation of the Lipizzaner breed, from its original breeding and use as a horse of war to a horse of nobility and aristocracy to a living form of equestrian art. ...
REVIEW: Action almost makes up for the lack of answers in 'Doomsday' (03/20/08)
With a name like "Doomsday" you would expect the movie to have lots of action and violence. I'm here to tell you that you would be correct. It's got gunfights, car chases, a lot of violence and a little story thrown in for good measure. In April of this year there is an outbreak of a deadly virus in Scotland. ...
'American Idol' axes another contestant (03/20/08)
NEW YORK (AP) -- Amanda Overmyer sang "Back in the U.S.S.R." - and now, she's going back home. The 23-year-old nurse from Mulberry, Ind., was voted off "American Idol" Wednesday, leaving 10 hopefuls to vie for the title and record contract...
New on DVD (03/20/08)
"I Am Legend" Will Smith can even turn the end of humanity into a blockbuster. Smith's latest sci-fi smash is the third adaptation of Richard Matheson's novel about a researcher who may be the last man alive (it was previously filmed as Vincent Price's "The Last Man on Earth" and Charlton Heston's "The Omega Man"). ...
REVIEW: Opera captures the wretchedness of love with beautiful music (03/20/08)
On Saturday the Metropolitan Opera broadcast at the Town Plaza Cinema will be Richard Wagner's "Tristan und Isolde." The performance will begin at 11:30 a.m. (Please notice the early starting time). There will be an encore broadcast at 2 p.m. Sunday...
Local bands have fresh music for spring (03/20/08)
For many, the start of the spring season signals new growth after a long winter. For the local music scene, spring comes with new music. And although more new music is on the way — the Dirty 30s are recording in St. Louis and plan on releasing an album this summer, local heavy metalheads Thorlock are laying down tracks at the Enchanted Forest and could finish as soon as this week and Fists of Phoenix should have a new album ready any day now — here are four local CDs to get you started.. ...
Local filmmaker ready to start rolling in Cape (03/20/08)
Steve Turner recently returned home to Jackson from trips to Chicago and Austin, Texas, where he conducted callbacks for actors and actresses who auditioned for his upcoming film "The Lies of Others." They aren't household names but have worked in films and TV shows many would recognize, he said. This homegrown production to begin shooting in Cape Girardeau in May is going to have professional actors and crew...
Best-sellers (03/20/08)
1. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle 2. "Change of Heart" by Jodi Picoult 3. "The Other Boleyn Girl" by Philippa Gregory 4. "Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia" by Elizabeth Gilbert...
REVIEW: 'Doomsday' makes for a bad day (03/20/08)
"Doomsday" is the worst film I've seen since I began reviewing flicks for the Southeast Missourian. The only reason I didn't walk out was the fact I was there to write something about the film. So even though the film ruined my day, I'll hold up my end of the bargain. Here are a few words on the $30 million "Doomsday."...
Come be social (03/20/08)
Everyone loves gathering with friends, taking time to wind down and chatting in a familiar setting. Socials Cafe and Catering provides that kind environment. "It is a place to come and gather," said A.J. Priest, co-owner of the establishment...
Life and death rule on the second season of 'The Tudors' on Showtime (03/20/08)
LONDON -- It's no fun having your head cut off. Natalie Dormer felt "hysterical" as she prepared to portray Anne Boleyn's final moments for Showtime's "The Tudors." The scene was filmed at dawn in the courtyard of Dublin, Ireland's famed Kilmainham Gaol, a stand-in location for the Tower of London, where the Tudor queen was beheaded May 19, 1536...
Sawing on a fiddle and playing it hot (03/20/08)
Dozens of fiddlers will rosin up their bows to compete Friday and Saturday in the 34th annual State of Tennessee Old Time Fiddlers' Championships in Clarksville, Tenn. Fiddlers, guitarists, dancers and harmonica players will compete starting at 7 p.m. ...
Wall Street pulls back after big rally (03/20/08)
NEW YORK -- Stocks pulled back sharply Wednesday, erasing most of the previous session's big gains as investors grew concerned about the possibility that banks remain vulnerable to further problems from soured debt. The Dow Jones industrial average fell nearly 300 points after rising 420 Tuesday...
Ivan Irvin (03/20/08)
Former mayor and city councilman Ivan Lee Irvin, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at his home. Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joe Boaz Jr. (03/20/08)
Joe Boaz Jr., 63, of Troy, Mo., died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. He was born June 13, 1944, in St. Louis, son of Joe Lynn and Marjorie Edith Boaz Sr. Boaz served in the U.S. Army. Survivors include three sons, Stephen Boaz of Jackson, Jeffrey Boaz of St. Peters, Mo., Casey Boaz of Warrenton, Mo.; a stepdaughter, Lynn Sauer of O'Fallon, Mo.; three brothers, Dr. Ken Boaz, Robert Boaz, Rich Boaz; a sister, Rhonda Webb; and 10 grandchildren...
Arnie Kesler (03/20/08)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Arnie Kesler, 90, of Dongola died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Manorcare in Peoria, Ill. He was born Dec. 7, 1917, in Ullin, Ill., son of Turner and Lucy George Kesler. He married Maggie N. Kerley, who died July 25, 2004. Kesler was employed 30 years with Caterpillar Inc. in Peoria. He was a member of Ullin Pentecostal Church and Union Local 974...
Thurman Shelton Jr. (03/20/08)
Thurman Lee Shelton Jr., 69, of Jackson died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, when floodwaters swept his pickup truck into Crooked Creek at Marble Hill, Mo. He was born March 1, 1939, in Harviell, Mo., son of Thurman Lee and Hazel Mae Goodwin Shelton Sr. He and Barbara Ann Foutch were married March 4, 1960, in Thebes, Ill...
Wilma Meyer (03/20/08)
OLD APPLETON, Mo. -- Wilma C. Meyer, 88, of St. Louis, formerly of Old Appleton, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at St. Alexius Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 17, 1919, daughter of Ignatius and Louise Schloss Meyer. Meyer retired as a nurse assistant in the nursery at St. Anthony's Hospital in St. Louis. She was a member of St. Anthony's Parish and its quilting society...
Clinton Kaufmann (03/20/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Clinton "Bud" Kaufmann, 75, of Vero Beach, Fla., formerly of Perryville, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008, at Jefferson Barracks Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born June 13, 1932, in Perryville, son of Reinhold E. and Mabel Palisch Kaufmann...
Police report 3/20/08 (03/20/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests • John C. Black, 40, 1031 W. Cape Rock Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. • Latonio T. Jones, 25, 811 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for suspended driver's license...
Out of the past 3/20/08 (03/20/08)
25 years ago: March 20, 1983 Missionary evangelist Barry Eisenhart speaks at Bethel Assembly of God Church in the evening; he and his family went to Europe in 1972, where he founded the first Assembly of God Church in Worms, Germany. Linda Lueckel has been named director of the southeast regional Easter Seal Center; the center operation covers 23 counties in Southeast Missouri...
Familar favorites back in area (03/20/08)
Here's hoping the heavy rains from earlier in the week didn't flood our favorite Cape Girardeau night spots because this weekend the musical forecast is bright and shining. The outlook for fun is good. Some beloved local bands whose sparse appearances almost rival Nessy from Scotland are scheduled to surface Friday and Saturday in Cape Girardeau and its northern neighbor Jackson and misfit cousin to the south, Sikeston...
E-mail sampler (03/20/08)
I probably receive a minimum of seven e-mails a day directed to me by friends pertaining to politics or jokes. I also receive another 30 pertaining to business, and our company's filters screen out at least 90 more e-mails a day. Coming back after being gone for three or four days, I face the time-consuming task of clearing the e-mails (many also require action or responses)...
Telling a story (03/20/08)
In one way or another, we all have listened to storytellers sometime in our lives. Maybe it was at a family gathering when grownups recalled "the old days" or a bit of family history. Or maybe it was on an airplane when your seatmate decided to pour out his tale of woe and sorrow. ...
Speak Out 3/20/08 (03/20/08)
School planning WITH ELECTION time upon us, let's elect Cape Girardeau School Board members who can plan ahead farther than two years at a time. In the past eight to 10 years, our alternative school has been in four locations: the old Civic Center, the former May Greene Elementary School building, Schultz School and now the old vocational-technical school, which is being renovated at whatever cost. ...
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