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Sikeston police investigating armed robbery at Dollar General (04/01/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Sikeston police are investigating the armed robbery of a business. At approximately 8:04 p.m. Monday the Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call reporting a robbery at the Dollar General Store at 925 E. Malone. According to the report, a black male described as wearing a blue hooded sweat shirt and red jogging pants entered the building armed with a knife and demanded money from the employee...
Police investigating Union County, Ill., homicide; few details released (04/01/08)
Illinois State Police and the Union County, Ill., Sheriff's Department are investigating a Monday night homicide at a Mill Creek home. Francis "Ray" Beauchamp, 58, was killed at his residence, but few other details can be released, said Capt. Scott Rice of the Illinois State Police...
Experts offer tips on saving fuel (04/01/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Motorists have grown accustomed to fluctuating fuel prices but for many of them, saving money and getting the most out of their vehicles remains a major concern. Missouri's average price is $3.08 for regular unleaded gasoline compared to the national average of $3.26 per gallon, according to the American Automobile Association. The Sikeston area average is $3.05, according to gasbuddy.com...
Small earthquake hit Poplar Bluff area Monday (04/01/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. (AP) — A small earthquake near the Southeast Missouri town of Poplar Bluff Monday morning wasn't strong enough to cause any damage. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Dodd says the 2.8 magnitude quake at 5:45 a.m. originated about 4 miles below the earth's surface and was centered about 15 miles north of Poplar Bluff...
Rains cause river level to stop receding at Caruthersville, Mo. (04/01/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — Danny Dodson, the Pemiscot County Emergency Management Director, said this morning the Mississippi River at Caruthersville was trying to recede until the latest rains. The rains in the immediate area, he said, are not of great concern for Caruthersville's river stage, but the rains north of here are what affect the stage of the river at Caruthersville. As of Monday morning, the river stood at 39.1 feet...
Some Southeast Missouri roads still closed today (04/01/08)
As of 9:45 a.m. today, MoDOT was reporting several state roads still closed in its Southeast district. Those roads are, by county:   Butler County·        Route N entire length of Route·        Route 142 east of Neelyville to Route HHMississippi County·        Route 80 from the levee to the Ferry landing·        Route 77 from the levee to the Ferry landing·        Route VV from County Road 516 south to the end of state maintenance·        Route OO from Route BB to the end of state maintenance·        Route YY entire length of the route·        Route FF two miles west of Route 77New Madrid County·        Route P from County Road 717 to County Road 727·        Route 162 from 2.7 miles east of Route M ·        Route WW from Route P to County Road 740Scott County·        Route W from Route CC to Route P  - closed to bridge damage - DO NOT cross Wayne County·        Route FF from Route 67 to Route 34. ...
Wal-Mart drops effort to recover money from Jackson family's trust fund (04/01/08)
The Wal-Mart health insurance plan has dropped its effort to recover the money it spent to care for Debbie Shank of Jackson as intense national publicity created a serious public relations problem for the retail giant. After Jim Shank, Debbie's former husband, failed to win a U.S. Supreme Court review of the case, he had resigned himself to turning over the remaining $200,000-plus trust fund set up to care for Debbie Shank, who was brain-damaged in a auto wreck in 2000...
Bank buys Marquette properties (04/01/08)
The Marquette Tower and the Marquette Center were sold Tuesday afternoon for $3.6 million in a foreclosure sale held at the Cape Girardeau County Courthouse. The only bidder on the properties: Great Southern Bank of Springfield, Mo., mortgage holder of the historic structures in downtown Cape Girardeau's...
Rich in good people: The residents of Delta have plenty of pride (04/01/08)
No mansions stand along the streets in the city of Delta. The small homes nestled just off Highway 25 range from well-kept to shabby. Some would like to see more homes added to the community, where the sign greeting visitors boasts that the population is 517...
More rain on the way as flood victims receive assistance (04/01/08)
After a round of thunderstorms Monday evening, Southeast Missouri can expect two days of dry weather before a storm that looks eerily similar to the massive rains of March 18 reaches the region Thursday. As of 10 p.m., with thunderstorms continuing, Cape Girardeau had received 0.92 of an inch of rain since midnight, increasing the total for the month to 17.45 inches, breaking the record for a single month, 16.89 inches, set in May 1973...
16 Missouri counties approved for individual assistance (04/01/08)
The Federal Emergency Management Agency declared 16 more Missouri counties eligible for individual disaster assistance today. Included in those counties were Cape Girardeau, Stoddard and Scott counties locally.Those counties are added to the 19 that were declared eligible last week. ...
Officials expect large crowd for Krajcir hearing (04/01/08)
Confessed serial killer Timothy W. Krajcir will step into a Missouri courtroom for the first time Friday instead of the April 14 date scheduled for his arraignment, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle. What hasn't been decided yet is which courtroom it will be...
Storytelling Festival to include shuttle for those with disabilities (04/01/08)
The Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced a shuttle schedule for people with disabilities during the Cape Girardeau Storytelling Festival that begins Friday and continues through Sunday. The city bus and three golf carts will help people get to and from tents...
Copper thieves turning to taking vases, frames from graves in region (04/01/08)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- Thieves who have been notorious for ripping off farmers, area residences and businesses by stealing copper and other profitable materials are now literally sinking to new depths to fill their pockets. According to local authorities, area investigators are now being faced with a new kind of copper-related theft in which criminals are stealing the aluminum, copper and bronze vases and picture frames from the headstones of area graves...
School board hopefuls largely agree at forum (04/01/08)
Jackson School Board candidates discussed school board members' roles, No Child Left Behind legislation, counselor workloads, school overcrowding and the practice of hiring retired teachers at a Monday forum. But for the most part, the candidates agreed with one another, making distinguishing the candidates difficult...
Wood waste eyed as renewable energy source in Missouri Ozarks (04/01/08)
CUBA, Mo. (AP) -- The forest-rich Missouri Ozarks have been quite good to the four generations of kin at McGinnis Wood Products, a supplier of white oak barrels to distillers and winemakers the world over. Business is so good, there's even a market for the 120 tons of sawdust produced daily as remnants from the plant's two lumber mills. Rather than haul the wood waste to the landfill, McGinnis sells its scraps to a nearby Kingsford charcoal factory...
Mississippi River lock working again (04/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Barges began moving again on the Mississippi River north of St. Louis on Tuesday, five days after river traffic was shut down while repairs were made to an aging lock. All of the backed-up river traffic was expected to clear Lock 25 at Winfield, about 45 miles north of St. Louis, by late Tuesday, said Alan Dooley, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office in St. Louis...
Flooding concerns raised again in Mo.; more rain in forecast (04/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Some Missouri communities may see minor to moderate flooding this week in the wake of drenching storms, the National Weather Service said Tuesday, even as forecasts are calling for more rain. "I wish I could tell you when it was going to stop," said Jon Carney, meteorologist with the National Weather Service in suburban St. Louis...
Boone County attorney dies after motor scooter hits deer (04/01/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- An attorney who represents Boone County is dead after his Italian motor scooter struck a deer. John L. Patton, 56, suffered severe head trauma in the Saturday night accident near his south Columbia home. He died Monday at University Hospital, friends and colleagues said...
Two Kirkwood groups seek Justice Department mediation (04/01/08)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) -- Two groups from the St. Louis suburb of Kirkwood are asking the U.S. Department of Justice to mediate a dispute concerning the city's mayoral election. The groups seeking mediation are the Coalition for Unity and Meacham Park Neighborhood Improvement Association...
Mo. court bars repressed memory abuse suit against Catholic group (04/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The state Supreme Court bars a man from suing a Catholic religious order for abuse he allegedly endured as a high school student in the mid-1980s. The Supreme Court ruled that the deadline to sue had passed by the time Robert Visnaw finally filed suit against the Marinist Province two decades after the alleged acts...
Couple charged in string of Mo. church burglaries (04/01/08)
ST. CHARLES, Mo. (AP) -- A man and woman from suburban St. Louis are charged with a string of church burglaries over the past two months. STLtoday, the Web site for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, reports that 35-year-old Stephanie Land and 32-year-old Anthony B. Berry have been charged with felony theft in St. Charles County Circuit Court...
Mo. Senate approves immigration bill after brief debate (04/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- It took barely an hour for the Senate to give preliminarily approval to legislation cracking down on illegal immigrants and those who hire them. The measure would require police to check immigration status when they arrest someone, block many illegal immigrants from attending public colleges and withhold state money from cities with policies not to cooperate with immigration authorities...
Kansas City still awaiting governor's waiver on ethanol (04/01/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Air quality officials in Kansas City say time is running out for Gov. Matt Blunt to give the city a waiver from a law requiring the use of an ethanol blend of gasoline at most pumps in the state. The ozone season started Tuesday, and city officials say the waiver must be granted soon to prevent the new ethanol gasoline from worsening the city's air pollution...
Powerful storms cause damage in southwest Mo. (04/01/08)
BUFFALO, Mo. -- Powerful winds from a severe thunderstorm flattened an antique store and gutted a neighboring gas station in this Dallas County town Monday, but only three people suffered minor injuries. Authorities cordoned off a half-mile long section of U.S. 65 while they cleared debris from the two buildings and removed downed power lines and bits and pieces blown from nearby roofs and trees...
Kansas City schools' graduation rate among lowest in nation (04/01/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The troubled Kansas City School District's graduation rate ranked 40th among school districts in the nation's 50 largest cities, according to a study released today. The district is graduating only 45.7 percent of its students, compared with a national average of 70 percent, the study from the America's Promise Alliance said...
Mississippi river locks working again (04/01/08)
WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- The Army Corps of Engineers says a lock on the Mississippi near St. Louis that had been closed for repairs since last week has reopened. Corps spokesman Alan Dooley said Lock 25 near Winfield, about 45 miles north of St. Louis, was opened at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. Barge and boat traffic began moving through the locks, after a massive backup began when the locks first shut down Wednesday...
Small earthquake causes tremors in southeast Mo. (04/01/08)
Small earthquake causes tremors in Southeast Mo. POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A small earthquake near Poplar Bluff on Monday morning wasn't strong enough to cause any damage. National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Dodd said the 2.8 magnitude quake at 5:45 a.m. originated about 4 miles below the earth's surface and was centered about 15 miles north of Poplar Bluff. Dodd said tremors from a quake of that magnitude can barely be felt outside of the earthquake's epicenter...
Barges wait for emergency repairs to lock (04/01/08)
WINFIELD, Mo. -- Scores of barges and boats have been unable to move on the central section of the Mississippi River because a lock has been closed for emergency repairs. The Army Corps of Engineers hoped to reopen Lock 25, about 45 miles northwest of St. Louis, by the end of Monday, allowing traffic to pass for the first time since Wednesday, said spokesman Alan Dooley...
Barges wait for emergency repairs to lock (04/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The Mississippi River is shut down to water traffic about 45 miles northwest of St. Louis, while emergency repairs are made to a river lock. By Monday, as many as 195 barges carrying cargo were waiting to clear Lock 25 at Winfield, a community located about 45 miles northwest of St. Louis, said U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesman Alan Dooley...
House endorses tax break for stillborn children (04/01/08)
House endorses tax break for stillborn children JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The families of stillborn children could get a one-time tax break under legislation given preliminary approval by the House. The Department of Health and Senior Services estimates there are 458 fetal deaths per year in Missouri. ...
Homeless man pleads not guilty in fatal attack at st. Louis shelter (04/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A homeless man accused of fatally stabbing another homeless man at a St. Louis shelter pleads not guilty. Robert Gamble is charged with first-degree murder in the death of 21-year-old Jeremy Dunlap in February of last year. Gamble entered the plea on Monday...
Storm topples convenience store, damages roofs in Neosho, Mo. (04/01/08)
NEOSHO, Mo. (AP) -- A convenience store collapsed and many buildings suffered damage as strong winds from a thunderstorm raked the southwest Missouri town of Neosho on Monday. Newton County emergency manager Gary Roark said no injuries have been reported...
McCain highlights military heritage at beginning of biographical tour (04/01/08)
MERIDIAN, Miss. -- Republican Sen. John McCain embarked on a carefully crafted tour to introduce himself to a wider election audience Monday. Instead of talking about his candidacy, he cast himself as an "imperfect servant of my country," descended from a family of U.S. warriors devoted to honor, courage and duty...
Clinton says Obama, allies want to stop states from voting (04/01/08)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton accused rival Sen. Barack Obama and his allies of trying to stop people from voting as some of his backers have called on her to drop out of the presidential race. The Obama campaign rejected the charge, dismissing Clinton's criticism as "completely laughable."...
Proposed financial overhaul puts Fed in charge of market stability (04/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- It's a Herculean task: revamping a financial regulatory system dating back to the Civil War to deal with 21st century crises imperiling the country. Under an ambitious Bush administration plan, the Federal Reserve would take on the unwieldy role of uber cop in charge of financial market stability. Other regulatory agencies could see their influence diminished...
In face of rising food prices, uneasy economy, consumers are changing their buying habits (04/01/08)
Steadily rising food costs aren't just causing grocery shoppers to do a double-take at the checkout line -- they're also changing the ways we feed our families. The worst case of food inflation in nearly 20 years has more Americans giving up restaurant meals to eat at home. We're buying fewer luxury food items, eating more leftovers and buying more store brands instead of name-brand items...
Obama gains support from second female U.S. senator (04/01/08)
LANCASTER, Pa. -- Democratic Sen. Barack Obama secured the backing of a second female senator Monday. Freshman Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota, who recently voiced concerns about the rancorous tone of the Democratic primary, said she was forced to choose after the difficulty of remaining uncommitted...
It's OK to skip mouth-to-mouth and do 'hands-only' CPR for cardiac arrest in adults (04/01/08)
NEW YORK -- You can skip the mouth-to-mouth breathing and just press on the chest to save a life. In a major change, the American Heart Association said Monday that hands-only CPR -- rapid, deep presses on the victim's chest until help arrives -- works just as well as standard CPR for sudden cardiac arrest in adults...
Oldest gold jewelry of the Americas found in Peru (04/01/08)
The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- The earliest known gold jewelry made in the Americas has been discovered in southern Peru. The gold necklace, made nearly 4,000 years ago, was found in a burial site near Lake Titicaca, researchers report in today's issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences...
Israel planning to build 1,400 homes on contested land in Jerusalem, West Bank (04/01/08)
JERUSALEM -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice had barely left Israel on Monday after her latest peacekeeping mission when Israeli officials announced plans to build 1,400 new homes on land Palestinians claim for a future state. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert vowed to keep building in east Jerusalem and the West Bank, dismissing Palestinian claims that construction on contested land is the greatest obstacle to peace...
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SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) -- A Guantanamo detainee who allegedly helped plan the 1998 bombing of the U.S. Embassy in Tanzania that killed 11 people was charged Monday with war crimes that carry a possible death penalty. Ahmed Kalfan Ghailani -- who was held in secret CIA custody before being transferred in 2006 to the U.S. military prison in Cuba -- also allegedly purchased and transported the explosives used in the attack and scouted the embassy with a suicide bomber...
Al-Sadr truce calms Iraq's violence but weakens U.S.-backed premier (04/01/08)
BAGHDAD -- Rockets fell on the Green Zone and random machine gun fire rang out Monday in the southern city of Basra as Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr sought to rein in his gunmen after a week of battles that claimed about 400 lives. The peace deal said to have been brokered in Iran calmed the violence but left al-Sadr's militia intact and Iraq's U.S.-backed prime minister politically battered and humbled within his own Shiite power base...
Suspects in deadly Lhasa arson cases apprehended (04/01/08)
BEIJING -- Suspects accused of setting fire to shops in Tibet and causing the deaths of 12 people during anti-government violence have been taken into custody, state media said Monday. The suspects were responsible for deadly arson attacks on three shops in Lhasa -- including a clothing outlet where five young women were burned to death -- and one in nearby Dagze county, the Tibet Daily newspaper said...
Archaeologists hope to unravel Stonehenge's ancient mysteries (04/01/08)
LONDON -- Some of England's most sacred soil was disturbed Monday for the first time in more than four decades as archaeologists worked to solve the enduring riddle of Stonehenge: When and why was the prehistoric monument built? The excavation project, set to last until April 11, is designed to unearth materials that can be used to establish a firm date for when the first mysterious set of bluestones was put in place at Stonehenge, one of Britain's best known and least understood landmarks...
Zimbabwe's opposition claims victory, slow returns raise concerns (04/01/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- Zimbabwe's opposition claimed victory Monday in the country's elections, while a slow trickle in official results raised fears that supporters of longtime President Robert Mugabe were rigging the vote count. Mugabe has been accused of stealing previous elections, but that was before Zimbabwe's once thriving farm economy nearly collapsed and before leading members of the ruling party openly defied him...
Midgett-Haertling to take reins of Jackson program (04/01/08)
After serving as a Jackson girls basketball assistant coach for the past five years, Shelia Midgett-Haertling has been promoted to head coach. She replaces Sam Sides, who recently retired from the position. Midgett-Haertling, who coached the girls varsity program at Central High School for the two years before being hired as Sides' assistant, said one of the terms of her hiring at Jackson was that she would become the varsity coach when Sides retired...
Scott City grad Little opens new season as Class AA manager (04/01/08)
Baseball has been a major part of Scott Little's life. He wouldn't have it any other way. The Scott City native has been involved with professional baseball since 1984, and he says the enthusiasm with which he approaches every season continues at a high level...
Cardinals' season opener, four-run lead washed away (04/01/08)
ST. LOUIS — Jeff Francis and the National League champion Colorado Rockies get a do-over. The left-hander, who tied the franchise record with 17 wins last year, walked three St. Louis Cardinals, each on four pitches, in a four-run first inning and gave up a home run to Albert Pujols in the second. His record was wiped clean when the game was postponed by rain Monday with the Cardinals leading 5-1 in the third inning...
Ryan Modglin, Scott City (04/01/08)
One of the top pitchers in Southeast Missouri last year, Scott City's Ryan Modglin started his senior season on the right foot. Well, after he hit the first batter in the March 17 opener at Jackson. Modglin allowed just one hit in 5 1/3 innings and struck out 11 batters as Scott City hung on for a 6-5 victory...
Central golfers nip Sikeston in dual meet (04/01/08)
Central showed its depth as it held off Sikeston 170 to 172 on Monday in a high school golf dual meet at Sikeston Country Club. Jack Connell led the Tigers with a 39 over the nine-hole layout. Cole Viers followed with a 42, while Jordan Sheets had a 44. Tim Simmons and Cory Fowler tied for the final position at 45...
Stanford's Lopez twins declare for NBA draft (04/01/08)
The Lopez twins are going pro together. Stanford sophomore Robin Lopez is joining his 7-foot brother Brook in entering the NBA draft. The brothers made their announcement to The Associated Press on Monday through mother, Deborah Ledford. It was expected that Brook would declare himself eligible for the NBA, but Robin was not so certain. They were prep stars in Fresno, Calif., and came to Stanford together. Now they will depart as a tandem, too...
Hansbrough is unanimous choice for AP All-America (04/01/08)
North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough and Kansas State's Michael Beasley were unanimous selections to The Associated Press' All-America team Monday. For the first time, no senior was chosen. Beasley and Kevin Love of UCLA made it two straight years there were two freshmen chosen. Sophomore D.J. Augustin of Texas and junior Chris Douglas-Roberts rounded out the selections, shutting out the seniors...
Murray State women promote assistant (04/01/08)
MURRAY, Ky. — Murray State didn't go far to get its new women's basketball coach. The school said assistant coach Rob Cross will take the Racers' helm. Cross has been an assistant at the university for the past 13 seasons under three coaches — Eddie Fields, Joi Williams Felton and Jody Adams...
Tulsa defeats Bradley 73-68 in first game of CBI finals (04/01/08)
TULSA, Okla. -- Jerome Jordan scored 18 points, including two clinching free throws, to help lead Tulsa to a 73-68 victory over Bradley in the first game of a best-of-three series in the College Basketball Invitational finals Monday. Jordan, who also had 13 rebounds and four blocks, ignited a 13-3 run by slamming home a lob from Ben Uzoh to give the Golden Hurricane (24-13) a 49-48 lead...
Southeast baseball arranges game today against ranked Vanderbilt (04/01/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team has picked up a game today against one of the nation's premier programs. Southeast will face Vanderbilt in a 4 p.m. contest in Nashville, Tenn. Vanderbilt (18-6, 5-3 Southeastern Conference) is ranked sixth by the National Collegiate Baseball Writers Association, eighth by Baseball America and 13th by Collegiate Baseball...
Southeast gymnastics squad earns trip to regional meet (04/01/08)
For the second time in three years, the Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team is headed to the NCAA regionals. The Redhawks were one of 36 squads across the nation selected after they finished ranked 36th with a regional qualifying score of 194.065...
2008 season opens up wet and wild (04/01/08)
Opening day -- version No. 3 -- was a soggy affair for much of the country. Yankee Stadium's 84th and final home opener was rained out Monday, as was the Cardinals' opener in St. Louis. There were a pair of delays at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs began their 100th season since winning the World Series the same way so many of their seasons have ended -- with a loss...
DeWitt singles in MLB debut with Dodgers (04/01/08)
Sikeston's Blake DeWitt was thrown right into the fire during his major league debut. DeWitt, who parlayed strong spring training play and several injuries to make the Los Angeles Dodgers' opening-day roster, was their starting third baseman during Monday's season opener...
Stress remedy: Keep the perspective (04/01/08)
If you haven't noticed, there are no longer saber-toothed tigers roaming Main Street. The good news here is that there is no real need anymore to be crouched down on the corner of Main and Broadway with a spear in hand. Yet this reality of life today is at odds with our inherited genetic response, according to Dr. ...
Kathie Lee Gifford returning to TV as anchor of 'Today' (04/01/08)
NEW YORK -- Kathie Lee Gifford will soon be back on TV's early shift. The former co-star of the syndicated "Live" talk show will join NBC's "Today" on Monday. She will be teamed with Hoda Kotb (pronounced HO-dah COT-bee), a current anchor of the program's seven-month-old fourth hour, which airs live at 9 a.m...
New radiation treatment for post-lumpectomy patients is faster, easier (04/01/08)
Breast cancer is hard enough. Treatment should be quick and easy. That's the thinking of many physicians who have opted to offer MammoSite, a type of radiation that cuts treatment time from several weeks to just five days. MammoSite therapy is a type of partial breast radiation that follows a lumpectomy. A small balloon is placed in the cavity where the tumor was taken out and twice a day for five days a small wire is placed in the balloon that emits radiation to about a centimeter out...
Health calendar 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
Calendar Today n Preparation for childbirth class: 5:30 to 9 p.m. at Saint Francis Medical Center. A comprehensive guide to expected bodily changes, labor signs and stages, pain control techniques and basic infant care. Offers tips on relaxing, positioning and breathing. Refreshments provided. Call 877-231-2229 to register...
Jennifer Garland (04/01/08)
Jennifer Garland SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Jennifer Lynn Garland, 27, of Sedgewickville died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her home. She was born July 2, 1980, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Frank and Wanda Proffer Garland. Garland was a day care provider...
Jewel Kennedy (04/01/08)
Jewel Kelley ANNA, Ill. -- Jewel Bird Kelley, 96, of Anna died Monday, March 31, 2008 at her daughter's home in Anna. She was born Aug. 19, 1911, in Wayside, Ill., daughter of Oscar and Myrtle Rendleman Bird. She married Hershel L. Kelley Oct. 10, 1934, in Williamson County, Ill. He died Sept. 13, 1983...
Sharon Gibson (04/01/08)
Sharon Gibson ANNA, Ill. -- Sharon Sue Gibson, 61, of Anna died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at the home of her mother. She was born May 7, 1946, in Carbondale, Ill., daughter of Floyd M. and Marjorie Brewer Hinkle. Gibson retired as a CNA at Union County Hospital. She was a member of Ware Pentecostal Church...
Marie Masters (04/01/08)
Marie Masters ORAN, Mo. -- Marie Rufine Masters, 91, of Dayton, Tenn., formerly of Oran, died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Jan. 30, 1917, at Randles, daughter of Joseph and Katie Schott Schlosser. Masters retired from International Hat Factory in Oran and was a member of Guardian Angel Catholic Church...
Robert Brothers (04/01/08)
Robert Brothers Robert L. "Bob" Brothers, 92, of Jackson died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete with McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Ronald Fitzgerald (04/01/08)
Ronald Fitzgerald FULTON, Mo. -- Ronald Leon Fitzgerald, 50, of Fulton died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at University of Missouri Hospital. He was born Dec. 18, 1957, in East St. Louis, Ill., son of John Loyd and Martha Alice Worley Fitzgerald. He and Rhonda Gallmore were married Oct. 14, 2000...
Bailey Busby (04/01/08)
Bailey Busby COBDEN, Ill. -- Bailey Stewart Busby was stillborn Saturday, March 29, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Carbondale, Ill. Survivors include his parents, Christopher Busby of Anna, Ill., Ashley Stewart of Cobden; maternal grandparents, David and Cheryl Stewart of Cobden; paternal grandparents, Larry and Kimberly Busby Jr. of Anna; maternal great-grandmothers, Veda Stewart of Cobden and Linda Smith of Herrin, Ill.; and paternal great-grandparents, Larry and Norma Busby of Anna...
Jerome Ponder (04/01/08)
Jerome Ponder Jerome W. Ponder of Bridgeton, Mo., died Monday, March 31, 2008, at National Health Care. He was born in Cape Girardeau, son of William and Anna Kohlfeld Ponder. Ponder was a graduate of St. Louis University. He retired as an accountant with the U.S. Treasury Department...
Sidney Rainey (04/01/08)
Sidney Rainey BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- Sidney Allen Rainey, 71, of Bloomfield, formerly of Dexter, Mo., died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. He was born Dec. 20, 1936, at Holcomb, Mo., son of Willie "Bill" and Opal Dye Rainey. He and Shirley James were married May 1, 1955, in Hernando, Miss...
Earleen Lowes (04/01/08)
Earleen Lowes Earleen Gail Lowes, 55, of Jackson died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her home. She was born Sept. 25, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leonard Herman and Stella Marie Crader Nothdurft. She and Richard Leonard Lowes were married June 1, 1974...
Pauline Alsup (04/01/08)
Pauline Alsup PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Pauline B. Alsup, 98, of Perryville died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital. She was born Dec. 23, 1909, in Hardin, Ill., daughter of Anton and Ida Sennetz DeGerlia. She and James A. Alsup Sr. were married June 11, 1930. He died July 29, 1982...
Theresa Randol (04/01/08)
Theresa Randol Theresa B. Randol, 95, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 31, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Jan. 7, 1913, in Highland, Mo., to Robert and Maggie Blaylock. She and William G. Randol were married Aug. 3, 1932, in Jackson. He died June 10, 1982...
Roy Menz (04/01/08)
Roy Menz Roy Lee "Big Un" Menz, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at his home. He was born May 20, 1945, in Oran, Mo., son of William and Hazel Smith Menz. Menz worked in the construction industry in Cape Girardeau and Cook counties many years. He was currently disabled. His family and friends mourn the loss of this big man, known for his tenderhearted manner and his huge gift for great humor...
Eldon Bohnert (04/01/08)
Eldon Bohnert PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Eldon B. Bohnert Sr., 55, of Perryville died Friday, March 28, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 26, 1952, in Perryville, son of Ernest C. and Bernice Griep Bohnert. He and Sheila Moore were married Oct. 10, 1970. Bohnert was a truck driver with Gilster-Mary Lee...
Betty Cato (04/01/08)
Betty Cato Betty Eleanor Cato, 82, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Aug. 28, 1925, near Advance, Mo., daughter of Howard and Minnie Croy. She was married to Ale C. Cato on June 10, 1946. Mrs. Cato was a member of Lynwood Baptist Church. She remained active in and served as president of American Legion Auxiliary, Department of Missouri and past president and board member of Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau...
Floyd Giesler (04/01/08)
Floyd Giesler PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Floyd Giesler, 94, of Perryville died Sunday, March 30, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born April 17, 1913, in Perry County, Mo., son of Edward and Frances Baudendistel Giesler. He and Viola Besand were married in 1948. She died in 1980. He and Donna Tucker were married in 1982. She preceded him in death...
Iva Emmons (04/01/08)
Iva Emmons MCCLURE, Ill. -- Iva Emmons, 94, died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 7, 1913, in Delta, Ill., daughter of Melinda Goodman and Edmond Sylvester Gearing. She married William Noah Emmons Aug. 14, 1938, in St. Louis. Bill passed away Dec. 22, 1982...
James Warner (04/01/08)
James Warner James R. Warner, 83, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 29, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 11, 1925, in New Madrid County, Mo., son of Robert Henry and Ruth Mae Brown Warner. He and Evelyn Warner were married Sept. 29, 1945, in Cape Girardeau...
Fire report 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 5:51 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Good Hope Street. n At 7:30 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Mimosa Drive. n At 7:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 600 block of North Sprigg Street...
Police report 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Jon M. Thrower, 34, 1004 N. West End Blvd., was arrested on suspicion of rape and burglary. n Ashley N. Windeknecht, 23, 103 N. Clark St., Apt. 102, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear for driving while revoked...
Out of the past 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
25 years ago: April 1, 1983 Police receive 17 reports of vandalism occurring at scattered locations in Cape Girardeau last night and today; all the incidents involve basketball goals being torn from backboards and paint being sprayed on vehicles, homes, garages, fences and trash cans...
Corrections 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
The headline of Monday's front-page article on the expected price of a document signed by Lewis and Clark should have read "Document signed by Lewis and Clark expected to fetch $80,000 at auction." An item in the Memo section of Monday's Business and Technology pages incorrectly reported the date for two ribbon cuttings announced by the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. ...
Alzheimer's support (04/01/08)
There is hardly a family anywhere in America that has not experienced, in some way, the effect of Alzheimer's disease on a loved one. Thanks to an aging population made possible by life-prolonging advances in medical care, more and more Americans are being diagnosed with a disease that ultimately cuts off its sufferers from an awareness of the here and now...
Parents of son in Navy suggest automobile insurance discounts to those serving in the military (04/01/08)
To the editor: We want to voice a complaint about auto insurance companies. Our son is in the U.S. Navy defending freedom. He has served in Iraq and is stationed in California. He has been looking for car insurance. He is 20 years old, doesn't drink or smoke and hasn't had a ticket or an accident. Why don't insurance companies give discounts to our service personnel? It is a disgrace to our country when our military is fighting for our freedom...
Speak Out 4/1/08 (04/01/08)
Religious involvement THE LEGISLATION that enabled George Bush to put programs for the needy under the oversight of religious organizations is unconstitutional. The government is supposed to provide for the general welfare of the people. It's in the Constitution, the Bill of Rights...
In high water, Missouri Guardsmen rise to meet the challenge (04/01/08)
PIEDMONT, Mo. - The rain had stopped and the water was beginning to recede, but Missouri National Guardsmen remained in town to help citizens in and around Piedmont after a devastating flood. "This morning, five of our Soldiers saved a group of kids and their grandmother," said 1st Sgt. Jeff Pennington, the non commissioned officer in charge. "Now, we’re working getting food and water to people who need it and assisting the highway patrol with rescues."...
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