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New questions in 1992 murder case (04/13/08)
Editor's note: In the beginning of 2006, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter reopened a case resolved by Missouri courts in 1994. Unconvinced the right man was sent to prison for the murder of a Benton, Mo., college student named Angela Mischelle Lawless, Walter has been investigating old evidence. In less than two months, a judge will determine whether there is enough evidence to retry the case. This is the first of three stories detailing old and new aspects of the case...
Cape sinkhole total reaches 20 as five more appear (04/13/08)
With the discovery of sinkholes 16 through 20 since March 19, Cape Girardeau officials are hoping for more federal help. Results of a joint study by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the city and Missouri Department of Natural Resources geologists will be released May 31. The $50,000 study will explain what's causing the sinkholes and suggest how to prevent future ones and keep filled holes from reopening. The corps and the city split the cost of the study...
Levee breaks in Butler County; Broadway gate in Cape to close (04/13/08)
Widespread flooding was reported in Southeast Missouri after a levee along the Black River failed for a second time in recent weeks. Butler County fire chief Bob Fredwell said residents were evacuated early Saturday morning from about 50 homes east of Poplar Bluff, Mo., when the levee gave way...
Man wanted in Dunklin County turns himself in (04/13/08)
DUNKLIN COUNTY, Mo. -- A wanted man turned himself into authorities Friday afternoon after briefly escaping custody in the early morning hours Friday. Lavon Whitaker Jr., 25, through a prearranged agreement, turned himself in Friday at the parking lot of a local motel, according to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder...
Plant sale successful despite cold weather (04/13/08)
The eighth annual Master Gardeners plant sale, held Friday and Saturday at the Missouri Conservation Shelter at Arena Park, "went really well" except for Saturday's weather, said Fran Haupt, Master Gardener. Friday "was gorgeous," she said. "We even had a woman come from Tennessee to the sale. She was so excited. She said she saw it on the Internet."...
Club news (04/13/08)
St. Mary CCW The St. Mary Council of Catholic Women met in the Monsignor Huels Room on March 27. Michele Moon, director of Birthright, gave the program. She told about the services provided by Birthright. Delores Gibbar reported that six bereavement dinners were served since January...
Heavy rainfall, floods reminders of sinkhole dangers in southwest Missouri (04/13/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- They are grassy dips that give the countryside the rustic look of rolling hills, but sinkholes can quickly turn into not-so-romantic ponds, immersing highways and flooding homes. This is what happened in Greene County in the wake of heavy rains in late March, with water levels rising higher than what officials saw in 1993...
Dozens of Lincoln impersonators meet in Alton, Ill. (04/13/08)
ALTON, Ill. -- Dozens of Abraham Lincoln impersonators, dressed in black suits with stovepipe hats, met in Alton on Saturday at the city's Lincoln-Douglas Square. About 80 members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters were attending their group's annual conference with this year marking the 150th anniversary of the famous U.S. Senate debates between Lincoln and opponent Stephen Douglas...
Candidates for governor vow not to raise taxes if elected (04/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The three leading candidates for governor -- Democrat Jay Nixon and Republicans Kenny Hulshof and Sarah Steelman -- promise they won't raise taxes if elected. Steelman announced last week that she had signed a national organization's pledge not to raise taxes during her term in office...
Nesting geese attack unwary shoppers in Ill. (04/13/08)
NAPERVILLE, Ill. -- Buyer beware: A pair of Canada geese guarding their nest outside an Illinois furniture store are attacking unwary shoppers, even drawing blood from a few people. However, the aggressive birds are still good for business at the P.M. Bedroom Gallery store. That's because the nest is right outside the front window and customers love the show...
Funding low for rape evidence collection (04/13/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- A state program set up to pay the costs of collecting evidence in rape cases has exhausted its budget, forcing officials to look elsewhere for money. Missouri lawmakers passed legislation in August making the state responsible for paying for the so-called "rape kit" of evidence collected at hospital emergency rooms and tests following a sexual assault. Before the law, victims were responsible for the costs...
2008 1-Series offers BMW coupe priced under $30,000 (04/13/08)
Are you pining for a BMW but put off by starting retail prices that top $36,000? Pine no longer. BMW's new 1-Series cars arriving now in the United States have starting manufacturer's suggested retail prices, including destination charge, as low as $29,375 for a coupe with manual transmission and $33,875 for a convertible...
Iowa county board says no to ghost hunt (04/13/08)
IOWA CITY, Iowa -- The Johnson County Board of Supervisors has changed its mind about allowing a paranormal team to look for ghosts at a one-time mental asylum. Board members last month approved an investigation of the buildings, but decided to vote it down in response to negative feedback, said board chairman Rod Sullivan...
Many taking action to soothe housing crisis (04/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration, Congress and the Federal Reserve are moving on separate tracks to calm troubled housing and financial markets and to help distressed borrowers. Here are some questions and answers on the crisis, what has been done so far and the additional help that may be on the way...
Neighbors chip in to buy an RV for homeless Seattle man facing eviction from treehouse (04/13/08)
SEATTLE -- A homeless man who has spent the past two years living in a treehouse has a new, terrestrial home just in the nick of time, thanks to neighbors. David "Squirrelman" Csaky, a self-taught carpenter, learned Tuesday that neighbors had found an aging recreational vehicle for him to occupy...
White House responds to sunglasses debate (04/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Get real, people. That is not a naked woman reflected in Vice President Dick Cheney's sunglasses. Although it kind of appears to be. If you blow up the picture, you can see it is Cheney's hand gripping the handle of a fishing rod. The picture was posted on the White House Web site as one in a series of photos of Cheney outdoors. It created a buzz on the Internet on Friday and some cable television shows...
Democrat blames war in Iraq for weak economy in U.S. (04/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The growing cost to the United States of fighting the war in Iraq "is not only linked to our economic skid, but is a leading cause of it," a Democratic congressman said Saturday. Rep. John Yarmuth of Kentucky linked the costly, unpopular war with the growing economic troubles -- some say recession -- in this country...
More and more Catholic schools closing across U.S. (04/13/08)
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. -- For 46 years, crime, recessions and hurricanes proved no threat to the daily ritual of St. Monica School, where the entire blue-and-white uniformed student body gathered outside each morning to join in prayer. Come June, though, the tradition will fade away, and "amen" will close St. Monica's morning recitations for the last time. The school, a home away from home for mostly minority students, will close...
Officials: Polygamists' loyalty may be issue (04/13/08)
PHOENIX -- Polygamous sect members who were moved to a Texas compound from their longtime homes along the Utah-Arizona line were hand-picked for their loyalty to leader Warren Jeffs, and that allegiance may be a stumbling block for law enforcement, authorities say...
Identical twin of slain Ohio teen charged as accessory in his killing (04/13/08)
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The death of Dennis Lewis was shocking enough: The National Honor Society student and marching band member was shot in his bedroom while masked robbers held a gun on his mother in another room. Then police arrested his identical twin, an advanced placement student also active in their high school band. ...
Obama: Remarks at rally ill chosen (04/13/08)
MUNCIE, Ind. -- Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday conceded that comments he made about bitter working class voters who "cling to guns or religion" were ill chosen, as he tried to stem a burst of complaints that he is condescending. "I didn't say it as well as I should have," he said at Ball State University...
Hospital worker charged with stealing, selling info on nearly 50,000 patients (04/13/08)
NEW YORK -- A man who worked in the admissions department at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been charged with stealing and selling information on nearly 50,000 patients. Dwight McPherson, 38, a former worker at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, was arrested Friday night, shortly after the hospital announced the security breach...
Bush says Iraqis taking on more responsibility for security (04/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush, defending his decision to halt withdrawals of U.S. troops after July, said Saturday that Iraqis are shouldering more responsibility for securing their future. The United States will stay on the offense, support the Iraqi security forces and move toward an oversight role, Bush said in his latest effort to garner support for the war. He used his Saturday radio address to promote his war policy...
Authorities find polygamist ranch suspect (04/13/08)
SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Texas law enforcers met Saturday in Utah with the man accused of abusing the 16-year-old girl whose call for help triggered a raid on the West Texas compound of a secretive polygamous sect. Dale Barlow, 50, of Colorado City, Ariz., has denied allegations of physical and sexual assault made in a whispered March 29 telephone call to a Texas domestic violence hot line...
Explosion at Iranian mosque kills nine (04/13/08)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A bomb explosion in a mosque packed with hundreds of worshippers in southern Iran killed at least nine people and injured more than 100 Saturday, local media reported. The semiofficial Fars news agency said the explosion in the city of Shiraz went off as a cleric was delivering his weekly speech against extremist Wahhabi beliefs and the outlawed Bahai Faith...
Leaders from Taiwan, China take part in historic meeting (04/13/08)
BOAO, China -- Taiwan's next vice president sat down with Chinese leader Hu Jintao for a brief but historic chat Saturday, raising hopes that the rivals would begin to ease six decades of hostilities. The meeting between Hu and Vincent Siew marked the first time such a high-ranking elected figure from Taiwan visited a Chinese president since the two sides split in 1949, when communists took over Beijing and Taiwan refused to be ruled by the new government...
Two dozen Taliban killed in Afghanistan (04/13/08)
KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Afghan and foreign troops clashed with militants and called in airstrikes on them in southern Afghanistan, killing 24 and wounding 8, an official said Saturday. In the north a Taliban-era mass grave was discovered, a police spokesman said...
Tanzanian official expects trouble-free Olympic torch run (04/13/08)
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania -- The mayor of Tanzania's main city received the Olympic torch from a Chinese official Saturday and assured him its run through the East African nation would be smooth. On Friday, Kenyan Nobel Peace laureate Wangari Maathai said she had pulled out of the torch relay in Tanzania to protest China's human rights record...
Haitian lawmakers oust prime minister; U.N. officer killed (04/13/08)
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti -- Haitian lawmakers on Saturday dismissed Prime Minister Jacques Edouard Alexis, hoping to defuse widespread anger of rising food prices that had led to days of deadly protests and looting. President Rene Preval, who earlier in the day announced plans to cut the price of rice, immediately said he would seek a replacement for Alexis, who took office in 2006 with Preval's backing to head a Cabinet meant to unite the poor and fractious nation...
Militiamen's confessions lead to discovery of mass grave in Iraq (04/13/08)
BAGHDAD -- Confessions from Shiite militiamen led to the discovery Saturday of 15 more bodies dumped in mass graves south of Baghdad, officials said -- the second such find this week. Women shrouded in black and holding family photos rushed to the muddy field in Mahmoudiya in hopes of finding missing loved ones as new information emerges on past sectarian bloodletting...
African leaders meet to discuss Zimbabwe's electoral crisis without the country's leader (04/13/08)
LUSAKA, Zambia -- Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe skipped a regional summit Saturday addressing the deepening crisis over the country's contentious presidential election, giving southern African leaders little chance to step up the pressure on him...
Leopold wins softball tournament (04/13/08)
The Leopold softball squad posted three wins Saturday, including an 11-inning upset over Delta, to win the Oak Ridge Tournament. The Wildcats started by routing Advance 18-0 in five innings. Senior Allison Bueter got the start against the Hornets. She tossed a complete game, striking out five batters and giving up no walks and five hits...
Poplar Bluff edges Oran in 9 (04/13/08)
ORAN -- More than three hours after the first pitch on a cold Saturday at Strenfel Memorial Field, Poplar Bluff's Todd Bullington ripped a ninth-inning single into left field to give the Mules a 9-8 win over Oran. Facing a hard thrower in Oran reliever Jayden Pobst, Bullington turned on an inside fastball and delivered the hit to drive in pinch runner Colby Geringer with the winning run...
Central finds speed in unexpected places (04/13/08)
Just two weeks ago, Central track coaches would not have expected their 1,600-meter relay team to run near the front of the field at the Sikeston Twilight Relays. Two laps into Friday's race, the Tigers' opponents probably couldn't believe it either...
Crusaders beats hosts to capture tourney (04/13/08)
OAK RIDGE -- Saxony Lutheran pitcher Chris Roth, like most of his teammates and others participating in the Oak Ridge baseball tournament Saturday, was cold. Temperatures were in the 40s, a cold wind frequented the air and even some rain fell at times when the Crusaders played Oak Ridge in the tournament's championship game...
Gamecocks sweep pair from Redhawks (04/13/08)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team lost a lopsided opener and a narrow nightcap in Jacksonville, Ala. Host Jacksonville State's doubleheader sweep Saturday bolstered the Gamecocks' Ohio Valley Conference regular-season title hopes while delivering a major blow to the Redhawks'...
Lillard confident the offense will produce (04/13/08)
Houston Lillard only played the opening two series during Southeast Missouri State's first scrimmage of spring football practice. But Lillard looked to be in midseason form as he zipped accurate passes all over the field Saturday afternoon at Houck Stadium...
Southeast gymnasts finish fifth at regional (04/13/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics team placed fifth among six squads at Saturday night's South Central Regional in Norman, Okla. Southeast, ranked 36th nationally and one of 36 squads selected for an NCAA regional, scored 193.850 points to finish ahead of No. 19 Arizona State (193.200)...
Weather fails to chill Special Olympians (04/13/08)
Lucas Blattel didn't mind Saturday's chilly weather, even if it wasn't ideal for a track meet. He preferred running in the cold conditions at Cape Central Junior High to running inside, which was the case last year for the Southeast Area Special Olympics Spring Games track and field meet...
Area calendar (04/13/08)
Baseball n Boys tournament: The Chaffee boys 13-year olds tournament will take place May 15 to 18 at the Chaffee Horman field. It will be a double-elimination tournament. Cost: $175 per team. Info: Mike or Tina Johnson, 318-9063 or 318-6054. n American Legion tryout: The Jackson American Legion tryouts will be held April 20 at American Legion Field in Jackson. ...
Beijing-bound swimmer (04/13/08)
Visiting Cape Girardeau for just the second time since relocating to the U.S. Olympic Training Center seven months ago, 15-year-old Susan Beth Scott had a confession to make. "Basically, we're all pretty much spoiled," she said. "We have a great facility to train in, a great dorm to live in. The cafeteria has really healthy food, and it tastes pretty good, too."...
Pujols leads Cards past Giants (04/13/08)
The Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO -- Albert Pujols hit a three-run homer, Kyle Lohse logged another strong performance and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the San Francisco Giants 8-2 on Friday night. Lohse (2-0) surrendered his first two runs of the season, but pitched well enough to help the Cardinals win for the eighth time in 10 games...
Pet travel awards honor New York City, others (04/13/08)
NEW YORK -- A magazine for animal-lovers is honoring New York, Continental Airlines, a hotel in Austin, Texas, and a resort in Arizona with pet travel awards. The Big Apple was selected as the pet-friendliest destination of 2008 by Animal Fair, a lifestyle magazine for pet owners. It's one of the seven winners of this year's Cesar Five Dog Bone Awards, voted on by readers...
Lawn care basics (04/13/08)
Big or small, high maintenance or low, elaborate or simple, the lawn is an American institution. Preparation and maintenance are keys to success. Minimize your turf grass anxiety by taking note of these lawn care basics. Preparation Before undertaking any lawn chores, clean the lawn. Rake up leaves and debris that has accumulated over the winter months...
New Sydney-Los Angeles route aboard Virgin (04/13/08)
SYDNEY, Australia -- Virgin Blue Holdings Ltd., Australia's second-largest airline, has announced a new budget service between Sydney and Los Angeles. The new flights, under the title of V Australia, would begin in mid-December and be up to 16 percent cheaper than existing services, the company said...
Meet the parents: A newborn's perspective (04/13/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists and new parents Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. DAWSON SAID: I got to meet Mom and Dad this week. Good folks, but not exactly parental geniuses, those two...
Start wining (04/13/08)
The depths and differences of wine run deep, from grape varieties and the different wine regions to the way climate and weather affect the crop. Though wine comes in dozens of varieties from all over the world, it should be something everyone can enjoy, according to Doug Hileman, liquor manager at Schnuck's and a certified specialist of wine by the society of wine educators...
entertainment calendar (04/13/08)
Today Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra: Bedell Performance Hall, River Campus, 3 p.m. Southeast Missouri State University Women's Tennis vs. Eastern Illinois: Southeast Tennis Complex, 2 p.m. Bruce Zimmerman: River Ridge Winery, Commerce, 2 to 6 p.m...
26-year-old businesswoman from Texas crowned Miss USA 2008 (04/13/08)
LAS VEGAS -- A 26-year-old entrepreneur from Texas was named Miss USA on Friday, besting 50 other beauty queens for the coveted crown. Crystle Stewart, of Missouri City, Texas, runs a party-planning and motivational speaking company, and also models professionally. She says she wants to dedicate her life to international philanthropy...
Jo Schoen (04/13/08)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Jo Schoen, 72, of Mound City, died Saturday, April 12, 2008 at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Funeral arrangements are incomplete and will be announced later by Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City.
Vergie Smith (04/13/08)
Vergie Mae Smith, 77, of Jackson died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 18, 1930, at Jackson, daughter of Robert George and Maggie Grindstaff Green. She and Raymond C. Smith were married April 3, 1965. Survivors include her husband of Jackson; two brothers, J.D. Green, Dayton Green, both of Jackson; two sisters, Ruth Ann Mayfield of Millersville, Annie Jean Pruitt of Cape Girardeau...
Marie Kluesner (04/13/08)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Marie Kluesner, 84, of New Hamburg died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Oct. 4, 1923, at St. Joseph, Tenn., daughter of John Henry and Elizabeth Reischman Kluesner. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church in New Hamburg and St. Anne's Sodality...
Robert Miller (04/13/08)
Olive Branch, Ill. -- Robert Clifford "R.C." Miller, 81, of Olive Branch died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at his home. Visitation will be from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms, Ill., and from noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Olive Branch...
Marjorie Johnson (04/13/08)
Marjorie Ellen Johnson, 84, died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at the Life Care Center of Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel.
Ed Davenport Jr. (04/13/08)
Edward "Ed" Davenport Jr., 49, born in St. Louis, died at home Saturday, March 15, 2008, surrounded by his family. He leaves behind his wife of 13 years, Dina Rosengarten, and three beautiful children, Michaela, Trey and Rachel, the loves of his life. He is also survived by his parents, Peggy and LeRoy Davenport; a sister, Angela Bedwell (Derek); nieces and nephews, Hannah, Ethan, Isaac and Lauren, all of Missouri; in addition to many loving relatives and friends...
Jonathan Reeser (04/13/08)
EVERETT, Wash. -- Jonathan M. Reeser, 44, of Everett died Saturday, December 22, 2007. A memorial service in celebration of Jonathan's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19 at 2222 Kingsway Drive in Cape Girardeau. All who knew and loved Jonathan are invited to attend...
Randy Peters (04/13/08)
Randy Wayne Peters, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, April 11, 2008, at his home. He was born March 10, 1952, at Cape Girardeau, son of Paul A. and Lawanda Allen Peters. Peters attended Central High School. He worked on a shrimp boat in Florida many years and later worked in construction in Houston, retiring in 2003...
Carrie Hale (04/13/08)
Tamms, Ill. -- Carrie S. Hale, 64, of Tamms died Saturday, April 12, 2008, at her home. She was born March 17, 1944, at Elco, Ill., daughter of the late Ernest and Lena Sharp Butler. She and Donald W. Hale were married. Hale was a member of the First Pentecostal Church in Cape Girardeau...
Leroy Schumer (04/13/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leroy F. Schumer, 82, of Perryville died Friday, April 11, 2008, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 22, 1926, at Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of Edward F. and Clara C. Schlattman Schumer. He and Edna Mae Gillian were married. She died June 19, 1999. He and Shirley Boxdorfer were married Oct. 22, 1982...
Hosmer - Tate (04/13/08)
Whitney Jenae Hosmer and Ryan James Tate Jr. exchanged wedding vows Oct. 27, 2007, at First Presbyterian Church. The Rev. Paul Kabo Jr. performed the ceremony. Reader was Bobbi Crouch. Organist was Dr. Gary Miller, violinist and violist was Kyle Miller, and vocalists were Mike Renick and Katie Broecking...
Sisson - Phillips (04/13/08)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Gretchen Joy Sisson and Kyle Paul Phillips were married Feb. 23, 2008, at Immanuel Baptist Church in Kenosha, Wis. The Rev. Jud Gambill performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Ken and Jeri Sisson of Zion, Ill., and Kenneth and Barbara Phillips of McClure...
Harris - Siebert (04/13/08)
Stephanie R. Harris and Patrick D. Siebert were united in marriage March 29, 2008, at Bethany Baptist Church. The Rev. Donny Ford performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jean Schweain of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Pete and Debbie Harris of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Cindi Kramer and Dennis Siebert of Jackson...
Loomas - Hanschen (04/13/08)
Scarlett Loomas and Shaun Hanschen were married Sept. 15, 2007, at Pleasant Hill Presbyterian Church in Fruitland. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux. The bride is the daughter of Thomas E. Loomas Jr. and Linda Loomas of East Prairie, Mo. The groom is the son of Darrell and Cheryl Hanschen of Jackson...
Miinch - Cheney (04/13/08)
Dwane and Diane Miinch of Millersville announce the engagement of their daughter, Kami Leann Miinch, to Robert Alan Cheney Jr. He is the son of the Rev. Robert and Sherry Cheney of Jackson. Miinch is a 2006 graduate of Jackson High School. She is majoring in pre-engineering at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Christian School for the Young Years in Cape Girardeau...
Kertz - Petzoldt (04/13/08)
Tom and Vickie Kertz of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Casey Nicole Kertz, to Matthew Ryan Petzoldt. He is the son of Lynn and Debbie Petzoldt of Cape Girardeau. Kertz is a graduate of Trendsetters School of Cosmetology. She is employed at Mastercuts...
Braun - Young (04/13/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Lawrence Braun of Benton and Mary Carson of Conway, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Rebecca Lynn Braun, to Matthew Young, both of Brighton, Ill. He is the son of Brady and Terri Young of Jerseyville, Ill. Braun is a 1998 graduate of Kelly High School at Benton, and a 2004 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a remarketing manager with RTR Services...
Pittman - Taylor (04/13/08)
Billy J. Alford of Kennett, Mo., announces the engagement of his daughter, Linda Sue Pittman, to Keith Taylor, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of the late Rudolph Taylor and Evelyn Taylor of Chicago. Pittman is also the daughter of the late Betty Alford...
Lee - Zeigler (04/13/08)
Edwin and Sharon Lee of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Lee, to Michael Alan Zeigler, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Alan and Donna Zeigler of Benton, Mo. Lee is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. ...
Gerler - Meystedt (04/13/08)
Daniel and Cindy Gerler of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Gabrielle Elizabeth Gerler, to Kermit Jay Meystedt II. He is the son of Kermit and Sandy Meystedt of Cape Girardeau. Gerler is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University. She is self-employed...
Liley - McGuire (04/13/08)
Christopher and Christa Liley of Marble Hill, Mo., and Galen and Phyllis Sanders of Bristol, Tenn., announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Monique Liley, to Jerrett Timothy McGuire, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Jay and Theresa McGuire of Cape Girardeau...
Frazier - 25 years (04/13/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Don Frazier of Jackson will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary April 16, 2008. Frazier and Tamara Maeltzer were married April 16, 1983, in Geneseo, Ill. Their attendants were their children, Tyra and Greg Hunt of Polk City, Fla., and Amber Riggs of Cape Girardeau. They have one granddaughter...
Mangels - 50 years (04/13/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles H. Mangels of Oak Ridge celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary at an open house March 16, 2008, at New Salem United Methodist Church in Daisy. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. The couple renewed their vows during the morning worship service, with their grandchildren standing up with them. The Rev. Doug McClellan performed the ceremony...
Rice - 50 years (04/13/08)
Mike and Mabel Rice of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary April 7, 2008, with a family dinner hosted by their children. The couple will take a cruise through the Panama Canal. The Rices were married April 7, 1958, in Tucson, Ariz. They have three children, Mike (Janice) Rice of Colorado Springs, Colo., Joe (Leslyn) Rice of Perryville, Mo., and Leslie (Steve) Albrecht of Alpine, Calif. They have six grandchildren...
Leopold Elementary honor roll (04/13/08)
Leopold Elementary School 4th grade -- Zach Beel, Josh Gibson, John Gray, Christian Hernandez, Levi Kirkpatrick, Emily Seiler, Garrett Thele, Lexi Vandeven, Shelby Yount. 5th grade -- Ashlyn Bucher, Austin Bucher, Maria Calvert, Bailee Cope, Matthew Ford, Cody Holt, Caitlyn Landewee, Leah Landewee, Trevor Morehead, Jared Nenninger, Caitlin Petty, Lindsay Thiele...
Scott City High School honor roll (04/13/08)
Scott City High School High Honor Roll 9th grade -- Zachary Bradshaw, Brooke Dohogne, Miranda Foshee, Stacey Heisserer, Myriah Miller, Garett Schaefer, Jamie Scholz, Austin Tapley. 10th grade -- Olivia Bradshaw, Ashley Brant, Hayley Compass, Lindsey Hadley, Troy Phegley, Holli Shemonia...
Leopold junior and senior honor roll (04/13/08)
Leopold Junior & Senior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade -- Katie Eftink, Joseph Elfrink, Shelbee Miller, Allison Woodfin. 8th grade -- Matt Brotherton, Emily Elfrink, Seth Landewee, Ben Seiler. 9th grade -- Katelyn Brotherton, Andrea Bueter, Abby Landewee, Kristie Thiele, Joe Trankle...
St. Paul honor roll (04/13/08)
St. Paul Lutheran School Scholastic Honor Roll 5th grade -- Kaleb Barr, Molly Cunningham, Shea Salyer. 6th grade -- Alexis Engelhart, Breanne Etzold, Joshua Friess, Audrey Hunt, Amanda Krewson, Samuel Lowes. 7th grade -- Lauren Barr, Danielle Daume, Carly Lorenz, Ethan Mirly, Jordan Myer...
Nell Holcomb honor roll (04/13/08)
Nell Holcomb School A Honor Roll 6th grade -- Julie Bollinger, Forest King, Kadie Orenstein. 7th grade -- Macy Greenrod, Jason Welker,Jacob Schenimann. 8th Grade -- Elizabeth Heise, Lindsay Neal, Branton Reeves, Lindsey Seabaugh, Makaila Sanders, Haley Sample...
St. Augustine honor roll (04/13/08)
St. Augustine School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Alex Bradshaw, Madeline Essner, Stephanie Jansen, Ashlyn McIntosh, Christina Scherer, Anne Ziegler. 5th grade -- Christian Job, Evan Keesee, Nathan Klipfel, Jacob LeGrand. 6th grade -- Amy Blattel, Josh Jansen, Kayce Landewee...
St. Vincent honor roll (04/13/08)
St. Vincent De Paul Parish School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Helen Wojdylo, Joshua Seabaugh, Noah Raines, David Carman, Jacob Edwards, Mackenzie Lynch, Ethan Hunter, Megan Eudy, Charlie Todaro, Tanner Robert. 5th grade -- Graham Ruopp, Connor McGarr, Alex Johnson, Nikki Peters, Tyler Pech, Jamie Ashworth, Emily Cieslewicz, Thomas Himmelberg, Madison Little, Jacob Pappas, Cramer McGarr, William Poythress, Hoah Huff, Adam Worley, Ben Tlapek, Sydney Thuirer, Adilyn Mueller...
South Elementary honor roll (04/13/08)
Jackson South Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Katie Barber, Kaitlin Baughn, Carter Bess, Paige Birk, Sydney Bratina, Carleigh Burnett, Casey Burr, Hannah Campbell, Sean Carr, Justin Comegys, Ashley Crass, Savannah Curl, Madelyn Dockins, Catie Dovin, Blake Duffy, Callie Englehart, Holly Finnegan, Kiersten Greable, Leah Hecht, Nathan Hill, Mason Hinkebein, Kallee Howard, Joey Jeffers, Aysia Jones, Hunter Kelpe, Anne Loebel, Mallorie Maintz, Devin Martin, Carson McCord, Drew Miller, Landry Moore, Seth Myers, Taylor Parks, Alex Philipps, Lexis Reed, Marcus Rhodes, Christian Ritchie, Victoria Roland-Vaughn, Alyssa Scheffer, Morgan Schubert, Dahlia Sebastian, Kate Sebaugh, Alex Shafer, Emily Smith, Megan Stafford, Kyle Stedman, Alex Stroder, Katie Tetley, Cassidi Tomsu, Garrett Walker, Grant Ward, Claire Wilson, Lauren Wilson, Taylor Wolpers, Shelby Wren, Madion Yamnitz.. ...
Delta honor roll (04/13/08)
Delta Junior & Senior High School A Honor Roll 7th grade -- Kolton Benoit, Sarah George, Kristen McCoy, Dwight Nance, Tanner Schabbing. 8th grade -- Courtney Beggs, Neelye Blue, Harley Criddle, Austin Lashley, Dallas Naramore, Frankie Rozmirsky. 9th grade -- Alex Amelunke, Courtney Barlow, Rachel Bartels, Ashlyn Brown, Matthew Brucker, Lisa Henderson, Heather Malone, Collin Schabbing, Austin Seabaugh...
St. Joseph honor roll (04/13/08)
St. Joseph Parish School: Scott City A Honor Roll 5th grade -- Joseph Beggs, Morgan Campbell, Lyndsie Robert, Rhett Simmons. 6th grade -- Macy Hall, Eric Uhrahan. 7th grade -- Loney Pender. B Honor Roll 4th grade -- Valerie Bahr, Olivia Jordan, Marisa Hall, Abbie McAlister...
North Elementary honor roll (04/13/08)
Jackson North Elementary School A Honor Roll 4th grade -- Shawn Michael Bareiter, Tristan Cronenbold, Corey Davidson, Megan DuPerier, Megan Ebner, Ethan Geary, Jennifer Hatheway, Hannah Hughes, Carli Knott, Dakota Maddox, Caitlyn Palmer, Sunny Smith, Julia Todt, Casey Trierweiler, Jordan Vincent, Zachary Walter, Blake Woods...
Scott City Elementary honor roll (04/13/08)
Scott City Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd grade -- Aston Burger, Emma Cundiff, Jamie Glastetter, Graydon Haley, Kelsey Hett, Caden Hillemann, Dillan Huckstep, Brittan Jones, Quintin Lara, Taylor Lindeman, Kristen Owens, Megan Porter, Christine Renn, Clayton Schwettman, Jacob Smith, Ryan Wilfawn, Ty Wilthong, Savannah Woolford...
Chaffee Elementary honor roll (04/13/08)
Chaffee Elementary School 3rd grade -- Keri Cannon, Ricky Dennis, Ryan Holderfield, Kody Olsen, Cody Pepple, Anna Sadler. 4th grade -- Lauran Bedwell, Kiana Cannon, Tanner Chaney, Katie Clover, Anna Husted, Brandon Ivester, Ryan Jobe, Bethany Koch, Gage McMullin, Christopher Owens, Devon Rose, Morgan Rutherford, Shayna Seyer, Julia Sutterfield, Bradyn Swinford, Jordan Wilburn...
Central Middle School honor roll (04/13/08)
Central Middle School A Honor Roll 5th grade -- Maxwell Abbott, Demar Arnold, Tyrus Ayers, Rachel Bagby, Mckenzie Bess, Afton Brown, Jacqueline Crawford, Madison Daum, Miccah Davis, Raleigh Davis, Amanda Evans, Dymond Gardner, Alexander Gentle, Betsy Gonzalez, Elizabeth Green, Maggie Groshong, Matthew Gutwein, Chase Hagerty, Chance Heid, Lucas Helwege, Tiauna Holder, Emily Holman, Melissa Hopkins, Gabrielle Hulcy, Shayan Jamali, Moriah Johnston, Joshua Jones, Sierra Jones, Maya Kelch, George Kester, Heaven Ketcherside, Alyssa Klos, Caroline Kurtz, Katie Laramore, Alexander Mcarthur, Lexie Mcclanahan, Madeleine Mcdonald, Madison Moore, Morgan Murphy, Terry Pearson, Madison Pierce, Madeline Poole, Haley Rahn, Christian Retter, Zachary Rhodes, Sterling Satterfield, Briana Schoen, Eric Scott, Winnie Smee, Jackson Snyder, Abigail Sundstrom, Brittany Thiele, Bridget Trepasso,Tessa Valleroy, Amanda Webb, Robert Weinzetl, Haley White.. ...
Jackson Middle School honor roll (04/13/08)
Jackson Middle School Scholastic Honor Roll 6th grade -- Shannon Davis, Jordan Hadden, Lucy Kunz, Rachel Smith, Kaleb Snider, Erin Strayhorn, Arvin Tang, Michaela Thompson, Hayley Toft, Kelcie Ussery, Cheyenne Vaughn. 7th grade -- Kodi Byrd, Kaitlyn Crites, Chris Hartle, Megan Orr, Gary Schweer, Sara Thompson...
Police (04/13/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Steven J. Crigger, 1834 Good Hope St., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for receiving stolen property and driving while suspended and on a Kansas City warrant for possession of methamphetamine...
Fire (04/13/08)
@graphic_body_indent_bold leadin:Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:50 p.m., emergency medical service at Park Drive and North Spanish Street. n At 10:05 p.m., a vehicle fire at 124 S. Lorimier St. n At 10:29 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past (04/13/08)
25 years ago: April 13, 1983 With the floodwaters of the Mississippi River slowly receding at Cape Girardeau, attention is shifting from the east side of town to the West End, where forecasted heavy rains have local officials concerned over the threat of flash flooding; heavy rains, coupled with the high river, could result in flooding along Cape LaCroix Creek and Walker Branch...
Hyperactive children can be managed through consistency (04/13/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: It's no secret that hyperactive children are difficult to handle at times. How is such a child to be managed? Dear Reader: Let me share a list of 18 suggestions that were provided in a book by Dr. Domeena Renshaw titled "The Hyperactive Child." Though her book is now out of print, Renshaw's advice on this problem is still valid...
Electric rates (04/13/08)
An electric rate-increase request filed earlier this month by AmerenUE, which provides electricity to much of eastern Missouri and natural gas to customers in some areas, has generated the usual reaction from some customers: We don't want an increase, a 12.1 percent increase is too much and with all the recent power interruptions, the company doesn't deserve an increase. And so forth...
Speak Out (04/13/08)
Protesting rights IF THE Olympic torch were coming through Cape Girardeau, as it did years ago, I wonder if all of Cape's conservatives who wax so eloquently about fundamental human rights would publicly protest the abject failure of the Chinese government to allow political freedom to the Chinese citizenry in general and Tibetans specifically...
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