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Scott County mulls recording phone calls at jail, sheriff's office (05/01/08)
BENTON, Mo. — Scott County may begin recording all phone lines at the Scott County Jail and Sheriff's Department offices. County Commissioners discussed the idea of recording phone calls with Tom Beardslee, the county's new 911 director, during the regular county commission meeting Tuesday. ...
Fire that destroyed historic schoolhouse deemed suspicious (05/01/08)
The state fire marshal's office has been called on to examine a possible arson that occurred late Tuesday night in Scott City and demolished a historic schoolhouse in the Illmo District. The Head School, a one-room schoolhouse, burned nearly to the ground. Scott City fire chief Jay Cassout said the fire began at the rear of the building...
Researchers studying sex and the pallid sturgeon (05/01/08)
In romance, timing is everything. The same is true, it seems, for fish. For the past several weeks, researchers have waited anxiously for the moment when two mature female pallid sturgeon leave the comfortable water in Cape Bend Chute and bolt upstream to spawn...
Students walk to school to promote fitness, nature (05/01/08)
Grasping lunch boxes and holding hands, about 100 students took to the sidewalk along Masters Drive on a trek to school Wednesday. The hike was part of Walk to School Day, designed to encourage environmentalism and fend off rising obesity among children...
Author, lawyer Ronald Shapiro to lecture on Southeast campus, speak at First Friday Coffee (05/01/08)
Leading sports agent, author and lawyer Ronald M. Shapiro will lecture on the Southeast Missouri State University campus today and give a presentation Friday morning for the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. Shapiro, who has represented baseball greats Cal Ripken Jr. ...
Red House's May schedule (05/01/08)
The Red House Interpretive Center's new hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday and 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday. May is African American Month at the Red House. Special group tours may be arranged by calling the Cape Girardeau Convention and Visitors Bureau at 335-1631. Special events are:...
Police say help needed to narrow fire probe (05/01/08)
Authorities are calling on anyone with information about suspects or possible witnesses to a fatal Tuesday fire to come forward. "We need help, anything that would help to narrow the focus of our investigation because right now, it's pretty broad," said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau-Bollinger Major Case Squad...
Early morning bus wreck leaves two injured in Dexter, Mo. (05/01/08)
DEXTER, Mo. An early morning accident involving a Dexter school bus and a passenger van sent at least two people to the hospital today. Preliminary reports indicated that the bus, driven by Jayne James, who is a regular driver of Bus No. 8 for the district, was eastbound on Grant Street and was proceeding through the intersection of Grant and One Mile Road at about 7:30 this morning when it struck a southbound van that was already proceeding through the intersection...
Community briefs 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Walk for ALS will be held Saturday at Arena Park A 5K walk to defeat Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Arena Park. Registration is at 9 a.m. Call 888-873-8539 or visit www.alsa-stl.org for more information or registration...
Auxiliary holds steak night at VFW hall (05/01/08)
The VFW Ladies Auxiliary will hold steak night at 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cape VFW hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway. — From staff reports
Bill to study Lewis and Clark trail extension reaches president's desk (05/01/08)
A bill to study whether to extend the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail eastward to the Atlantic Coast is on the desk of President Bush, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced Wednesday. The proposal, sponsored by Emerson, a Cape Girardeau Republican, and included in a bill along with other similar measures designed to recognize historic and cultural locations, was passed Tuesday, Emerson said in a news release issued by her office...
Kennett death ruled a homicide (05/01/08)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Dunklin County Coroner Jack Adkins confirmed that the autopsy he performed on Jacqueline Harrell Farmer, 47, of Kennett revealed she died as a result of a homicide. Adkins said he was unable to release the full details relating to the cause of death until he received permission from the Kennett Police Department...
Missouri House, Senate negotiators OK boost in jail payments (05/01/08)
Counties could get a little more money next year for housing state prisoners. State lawmakers voted to cut the inmate reimbursement rate to counties in 2002 when faced with a budget crunch. The increase approved Wednesday by House and Senate budget negotiators still wouldn't return the state funding to the 2002 level, but it would come close...
Two men arrested for suspected ties to burglaries (05/01/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Two Sikeston men have been arrested after detectives with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety recovered stolen property from at least 10 burglaries that stretch back to late 2007, according to a news release from Sikeston police...
More child abuse calls in less populous Butler County than in Cape County (05/01/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — Significantly more Butler County children were included in hot line calls of abuse and neglect last year than the higher population Cape Girardeau County, according to the Missouri Department of Social Services DSS reported almost 860 children in Butler County were involved in hotline calls in fiscal year 2007 compared to nearly 750 in Cape Girardeau County. Respectively, in 2006 the counties had estimated populations of 41,600 and 72,000...
In federal court 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
The office of federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway released the following item: Pleaded guilty Name: Jimmie Reed Jr. Age: 24 Residence: Cape Girardeau Charge: Possession of 5 grams or more of methamphetamine with intent to distribute...
Virus prompts Southeast to shut down computers (05/01/08)
A virus slipped past protections at Southeast Missouri State University Tuesday, causing Information Technology to mandate computers be turned off until the bug could be wiped from the server. The server was functional again by midday Wednesday, but "less than a dozen" computers were affected to the point they were not operational. ...
SEMO staff calls for focus on basics during forum (05/01/08)
Professors and staff at Southeast Missouri State University called for a greater emphasis on infrastructure at a strategic planning forum Wednesday. Participants clapped loudly when a member of facilities management suggested going beyond "cosmetic changes" and focusing on basic plumbing and electrical work...
Jackson patriotic organization receives national award (05/01/08)
Byrd Settlement Society of Jackson attended the National Convention of the Children of the American Revolution held recently in Virginia. The society was named the nation's outstanding CAR Society for 2008. CAR is the nation's oldest, largest, patriotic youth organization that offers membership to anyone younger than 21 who is lineally descended from someone who served in the Continental Army or gave material aid in the American Revolution...
St. Louis County police find human skull (05/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis County police say they've received confirmation from a medical examiner that a skull found in a wooded area is from an adult man. The skull had a hole in it, but it is not believed the hole was caused by a shooting or other trauma...
Mo. judge lowers bond in Good Samaritan killing (05/01/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A St. Louis County judge has lowered the bond requirements for a jailed man charged with accidentally killing a Good Samaritan. Prosecutors say 19-year-old Aaron Poisson accidentally ran over and killed a Good Samaritan who was chasing Poisson after he allegedly stole a tip jar from a Starbucks...
Mo. revises enticements for Bombardier (05/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In an effort to win legislative approval of the deal, Missouri has scaled back the incentives it is offering for Canadian airplane maker Bombardier Aerospace to open a plant in Kansas City. Under a revised plan to be debated Thursday, Missouri would provide significantly less money in tax credits to Bombardier, with greater protections for taxpayers, but also could receive significantly less money from Bombardier in future royalty payments...
Bill to preserve Newtonia battlefields heads to White House (05/01/08)
NEWTONIA, Mo. (AP) -- A bill to find ways to preserve the Newtonia Civil War battlefields is headed to President Bush after securing final congressional approval Wednesday. The bill was sponsored by U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt. It authorizes the National Park Service to conduct a study to determine if the Newtonia sites could be made a separate unit of the park service or brought under the management of Wilson's Creek National Battlefield near Springfield...
Missouri lawmakers pass bill adding penalties for mortgage fraud (05/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have approved the creation of a specific crime of mortgage fraud. The bill cleared the House on Thursday and now goes to the governor. It creates fines and allows for the licenses of real estate brokers, agents and appraisers to be revoked...
Missouri doctors get more, Medicaid patients don't (05/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Doctors, dentists and other health-care providers will be getting more money from Missouri's Medicaid program. But the adult patients they treat won't be getting greater benefits. House and Senate budget negotiators agreed Wednesday to increase the Medicaid payment rates for doctors' visits and other medical services. The higher payments will cost at least $62 million in state tax dollars, plus a greater amount of federal money...
Sam's Club revives food donations (05/01/08)
Sam's Club, the membership warehouse subsidiary of Wal-Mart Stores Inc., is reviving food donations to local food pantries two years after halting the practice in favor of giving cash, the world's largest retailer said Wednesday. Sam's Club announced that a pilot program in St. Louis will be rolled out to about 560 of its 593 U.S. stores by late summer in coordination with America's Second Harvest, the largest national food bank organization...
House approves summer holiday on state gas taxes (05/01/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The House has given initial approval to legislation lifting the state gas tax this summer. But the bill still needs another vote before moving to the Senate, and there are only about two weeks left in the session. Consumers would still pay the state's 17-cent gas tax but could later petition for reimbursement. The legislation would apply to gas bought from May 24 through midnight Sept. 2. It would apply only this year...
Texas officials looking at possible abuse among sect's boys (05/01/08)
AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas officials told legislators Wednesday that they're investigating the possible sexual abuse of some boys taken from a polygamist sect's ranch, as well as broken bones among other children. The disclosures are the first suggestions that anyone other than teenage girls may have been sexually or physically abused at the ranch run by the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a renegade Mormon sect...
Prosecutors demand more money for protecting witnesses (05/01/08)
MILWAUKEE -- Maurice Pulley agreed last fall to testify against the thug accused of shooting him in the face in an argument over a parking spot. But before Pulley ever took the stand, two gunmen ran up to him and killed him in his mother's driveway...
Federal Reserve cuts interest rates to four-year low (05/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- Scrambling to shore up the faltering economy, the Federal Reserve cut interest rates to the lowest point in nearly four years Wednesday as the nation teetered on the edge of recession. Wall Street rallied at first but then pulled back, concerned that the reduction might be the last for a while...
Virginians allowed to return to homes ravaged by twisters (05/01/08)
SUFFOLK, Va. — Beth Catania returned Wednesday to the home that had collapsed around her during a tornado to see what she could retrieve. She came away with a few small items, including an antique domino that was a gift from her son. "There isn't anything there," said Catania, who hid in a closet that exploded as the tornado broke apart the house she recently put on the market. ...
Pentagon officials may beef up command role in Afghanistan (05/01/08)
WASHINGTON -- Pentagon officials are quietly considering a significant change in the war command in Afghanistan to extend U.S. control of forces into the country's volatile south. The idea is partly linked to an expectation of a fresh infusion of U.S. combat troops in the south next year...
Firefighters expect wildfire near Grand Canyon won't grow (05/01/08)
PHOENIX -- Fire crews that had initially feared hot, windy weather would inflame a wildfire that burned lazily on the edge of Grand Canyon National Park expressed confidence Wednesday the fire would not grow. Firefighters were able to hold the 3.2-square-mile fire behind containment lines despite wind gusts as high as 30 mph; it was 60 percent contained. Winds were expected to be calmer today, when crews plan to put out hot spots...
Activists say China is persecuting Buddhist monks in Tibet (05/01/08)
BEIJING -- China has stepped up persecution of Buddhist monks with mass detentions, Tibet activists said Wednesday, as China prepares to take the Olympic torch to the top of Mount Everest. The actions came a day after six monks were given lengthy prison sentences in the first trial of rioters since deadly violence in Tibet's capital last month...
Austria case revives debate on Europe's short prison sentences (05/01/08)
VIENNA, Austria -- Police say Josef Fritzl left a lot of human wreckage in his wake: the daughter he imprisoned and raped for 24 years, the seven children he fathered with her and the wife whose life he shattered. Yet for an atrocity that has stunned the world, he may wind up serving just 15 years in prison if charged, tried and convicted...
DNA confirms IDs of czar's children, ending mystery (05/01/08)
MOSCOW -- For nine decades after Bolshevik executioners gunned down Czar Nicholas II and his family, there were no traces of the remains of Crown Prince Alexei, the hemophiliac heir to Russia's throne. Some said the delicate 13-year-old had somehow survived and escaped; others believed his bones were lost in Russia's vastness, buried in secret amid fear and chaos as the country lurched into civil war...
Five U.S. troops die in Iraq as street battles continue (05/01/08)
BAGHDAD -- The killings of five U.S. soldiers in separate attacks in Baghdad pushed the American death toll for April up to 49, making it the deadliest month since September. One soldier died when his vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb. The second died of wounds sustained when he was attacked by small-arms fire, the military said Wednesday. Both incidents occurred Tuesday in northwestern Baghdad...
Olympic flame's Everest ascent is grand but so far a secret (05/01/08)
BEIJING -- Chinese mountaineers made final preparations Wednesday to take the Olympic flame up Mount Everest in a grand but contentious feat that is being accorded an unusual mixture of fanfare and secrecy. As China marked 100 days before the start of the Olympics, state-run television began the first of what were billed as elaborate and technically difficult live broadcasts from Everest's base camp for the journey up the world's tallest peak...
Giant squid has world's largest eye (05/01/08)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- Marine scientists studying the carcass of a rare colossal squid said Wednesday they had measured its eye at about 11 inches across -- bigger than a dinner plate -- making it the largest animal eye on Earth. One of the squid's two eyes, with a lens as big as an orange, was found intact as the scientists examined the creature while it was slowly defrosted at New Zealand's national museum. ...
Advance's Mitchell capitalizes on ace to reach state tourney (05/01/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE -- Cody Miller picked the perfect day for his first career hole in one. Miller aced the 125-yard 12th hole Wednesday in the Class 1 District 1 meet at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club, and that helped the Advance senior reach the state tournament for the first time...
Mulder struggles in rehab start (05/01/08)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- St. Louis Cardinals left-hander Mark Mulder gave up nine runs in his fourth rehabilitation start, an indication he's far from ready to return from September shoulder surgery. Pitching for Class AAA Memphis, Mulder allowed nine hits -- three homers -- and seven earned runs in 3 2/3 innings...
Unbeaten Big Brown the 3-1 favorite (05/01/08)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Big Brown's all in and so is the filly Eight Belles, a perfect combination for an intriguing 134th Kentucky Derby. Unbeaten in three career starts, Florida Derby winner Big Brown was stamped the 3-1 favorite for Saturday's 1-mile Derby after drawing the far outside No. 20 post position. Eight Belles, taking on the boys for the first time, drew the No. 5 post and was 20-1 on the morning line set by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia...
Hot-hitting Ankiel leads Cardinals past Reds (05/01/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Rick Ankiel's big series helped the surprising Cardinals win a franchise-record 18 games this month. Braden Looper worked six solid innings and Ankiel again supplied much of the offense with three hits and two RBIs to cap an 8-for-13 series, helping St. Louis hand Aaron Harang another tough-luck loss Wednesday with a 5-2 victory over the Cincinnati Reds...
Mavericks fire Johnson after another playoff flop (05/01/08)
DALLAS -- From the start, Avery Johnson was a perfect fit as coach of the Dallas Mavericks. At the end, it was pretty obvious he wasn't. Johnson lost his job Wednesday, a move the team referred to as "relieving him of his duties." The softer tone made sense considering that in three-plus seasons Johnson guided the Mavericks to the finals for the first time and to a club-record 67 wins the following season...
Saxony's McLard strikes out 16, hits one in no-hitter (05/01/08)
The only thing that stood between Nicole McLard and perfection was a hit batter. McLard struck out 16 and didn't allow a hit to lead the Saxony Lutheran softball team to a 1-0 victory over Leopold on Wednesday. The Crusaders scored the game-winning run in the top of the seventh. Angel Stone came in to score on a sacrifice bunt by Kara Versemann...
Open spaces allow for monster drives (05/01/08)
STE. GENEVIEVE — Zach Vaeth had to like what he saw each time he teed up Wednesday at Ste. Genevieve Golf Club. A lot of wide open spaces. Few hazards and few out-of-bounds markers. "Out here, it's so open, you can take risks," Vaeth said...
Leopold upsets Saxony 4-3 (05/01/08)
LEOPOLD — Cody Van De Ven's curveball was sharp Wednesday against Saxony Lutheran. And the defense behind him looked even better. Van De Ven, a senior, tossed six strong innings and Wildcats shortstop Ryan Davis made two crucial defensive plays to lead Leopold to a 4-3 home win over the Crusaders...
Oran hires boys hoops coach, AD (05/01/08)
Joe Shoemaker has accepted the position as boys basketball coach and athletic director at Oran High School. Shoemaker leaves Advance after leading the Hornets basketball team for the past four seasons. Shoemaker did not return phone messages left for him Wednesday inquiring about his decision...
BCS officials reject playoff proposal (05/01/08)
HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -- Even a four-game playoff scenario was too much for the BCS. Bowl Championship Series officials rejected a plan Wednesday to turn the much-criticized system for deciding a national champ into a four-team playoff, starting in the 2010 season...
Area sports digest 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Edwards records hole in one Don Edwards scored a hole in one on hole No. 13 at Dalhousie Golf Club last week. The hole was playing 152 yards, and he used a 6-iron. Dick Swartz and Bob Denton witnessed the shot. Southbound Ballers win boys varsity division...
Area calendar 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Barrel racing n Flickerwood Showdown: The Flickerwood Arena in Jackson will host the Flickerwood Showdown IX Barrel Race from Friday through Sunday. The Flickerwood Showdown IX Barrel Racing Series is eight barrel races held on four separate weekends throughout the year. Admission: Free. Info: Mark Boardman, 243-3876....
Living soulfully (05/01/08)
May 1, 2008 Dear Julie, Many Western visitors to India are afflicted with a condition known only half-bemusedly as "Delhi belly." The cocktail of unfamiliar microbes and unremittingly spicy foods can send your stomach into revolt and did mine. Only powerful medicine prescribed beforehand by my doctor just in case helped me recover enough to see the Taj Mahal...
Yellow brick road under construction at junior high (05/01/08)
The Central Junior High production of "The Wizard of Oz" starts May 8 and runs through a matinee performance May 11. Margaret Pellegrini, an original cast member from the movie, will be available for autographs one hour before performances. ...
The future is green, so is the music (05/01/08)
Everything is going green, and I'm not talking about gardens and lawns. I'm talking about houses made of Styrofoam, Lollapalooza offering carbon offsets, bands donating part of their T-shirt sales to charity or even making the T-shirts out of recycled materials...
First Friday receptions (05/01/08)
Gallery 125 Central High School Senior Art Exhibition features 30 art students and 200 works on display. Reception from 5:30 to 9 p.m. 125 N. Main St.; 335-6850 Edward Bernard Gallery New jewelry from Bronwen Heilman of Tucson, Ariz., from her "John Lennon" series and her new lariats with handmade glass beads. The featured piece is an unleaded pewter torso sculpture made by Rock Richardson of Santa Fe, N.M...
No Name, no problem: Chaffee restaurant does good business and doesn't need a name (05/01/08)
At 4 a.m. on most days, Michael Leggett is getting ready to make giant Western omelets, one of his specialties at the No Name Cafe in Chaffee, Mo. At $5.60, it is the menu's most expensive item. "As long as I make a living and the girls make a living, I'm happy," he said, referring to his six waitresses...
Music Review: Madonna's 'Hard Candy' aims for urban dance (05/01/08)
Madonna, "Hard Candy," (Warner Bros.) Madonna may be a 49-year-old working mom, but she still loves her dance floor, her catsuits and her pop hooks. She's also an expert chameleon, co-opting current musical tastes for her own pleasure. In the case of "Hard Candy," her final studio album for Warner Bros. following a landmark deal with concert promoter Live Nation, Madonna aims high, enlisting two of music's heavyweight producers -- Timbaland and the Neptunes...
REVIEW: 'Harold and Kumar' take off on another funny adventure (05/01/08)
First of all, if you haven't seen "Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle," do so immediately. It's not necessary to understand "Harold and Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay," but it is an amazing movie and should definitely be seen...
'Be a kid again' when the circus comes to town (05/01/08)
Elephants, tigers and fire — oh my. It can only mean one thing: The circus is coming to town, red noses, blue hair and all. Three shows Saturday and one performance Sunday each guarantee two hours of nonstop action in the ring. The new show from Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey, Boom A Ring, is a one-ring circus with "more of a European style with a more intimate setting," production manager Jason Gibson said...
River City Players present 'Steel Maganolias' for Mother's Day (05/01/08)
This Mother's Day you can take mom to see the classic story of a mother's love, the bonds of friendship and share a few catty laughs at the River City Players presentation of Robert Harling's "Steel Magnolias." The community theater group, which performs dinner theater at Port Cape, decided to bring back the play after a decade's absence. They threw in a Mother's Day matinee for good measure this year...
Best-sellers (05/01/08)
1. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle (Plume) (NF-P) 2. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow (Hyperion) (NF-H) 3. "Hold Tight" by Harlan Coben (Dutton Adult) (F-H) 4. "Just Who Will You Be? Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within." by Maria Shriver (Hyperion) (NF-H)...
Head to Memphis for a month of music, starting on Beale Street (05/01/08)
If you want rap, rock, pop, country, hip hop, jazz or blues, head to the Bluff City this weekend. The annual Memphis in May International festival begins this weekend with the Beale Street Music Festival in Memphis, Tenn. Sheryl Crow, My Chemical Romance, Santana, Seether, O.A.R and The Black Crowes are only a few of the national names gracing the stages this year...
Friends and artists have last student show together (05/01/08)
For a collection they worked a year to make, Rochelle Steffen and Nathan Pierce couldn't settle with only displaying one piece in their Senior BFA shows. The artists and friends decided to take over the Untitled Gallery for their final performance as students...
McKellen rumored to be reprising Gandalf role for ' The Hobbit' (05/01/08)
LONDON -- Ian McKellen will again take up the robes of Gandalf the Wizard in the cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's fantasy classic "The Hobbit," a British film magazine reported Wednesday. But McKellen's publicist warned that final arrangements were yet to be made...
Good bets 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
PERFORMING ARTS Guitar ensemble concert Southeast Missouri State University Guitar Ensemble will play a free concert. Where: Shuck Music Recital Hall, River Campus When: 7:30 p.m. today LIve music Underberg House Concert...
Worth the drive 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
The Carson Center, Paducah, Ky. The Bob & Tom Comedy All Stars show brings Donnie Baker, David Crowe, Patti Vasquez, Tim Wilson and Roy Wood Jr. for your enjoyment. Many of the best comedians in North America appear weekly on The Bob and Tom Show. ...
Patsy Luttrell (05/01/08)
Patsy J. Luttrell, 72, of Millersville died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson.
Eldon Bohnert Sr. (05/01/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A memorial service for Eldon B. Bohnert Sr. of Perryville will be held at 7 p.m. Monday at Mount Hope Cemetery. Monsignor Richard Buchheit will officiate. Bohnert, 55, died Friday, March 28, 2008, at his home. Young and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
George Guell (05/01/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- George Guell, 73, of Patton died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Parkland Health Center in Farmington, Mo. He was born Aug. 18, 1934, in Caledonia, Ill., son of Gilbert George and Vera Edgel Guell. He and Dardanell Rambow were married Jan. 4, 1969, in Rockford, Ill...
Leo Rozier (05/01/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Leo Rozier, 93, of Perryville died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at his home. Visitation will be from 4 to 7:30 p.m. today and 6:30 to 9:30 a.m. Friday at Young and Sons Funeral Home. The Catholic wake will be at 4 p.m. today. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Vincent de Paul Church, with the Rev. Charles Prost officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery with military rites to be conducted...
Grace Rushing (05/01/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Grace Elaine Rushing, 93, of Anna died Monday, April 28, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Feb. 16, 1915, in Anna, daughter of Harvey and Edna Kimmel Plott. She and Herrel E. Rushing were married Dec. 24,1933, in Anna. He died April 14, 1986...
Robert Stone (05/01/08)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Robert E. "Jumbo" Stone, 64, of Cobden died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at his home. He was born March 30, 1944, in Cobden, son of Robert and Lula Barker Stone. Survivors include five daughters, Pam Peterman of Cobden, Leona Bone of Dongola, Ill., Amy Goins and Jennifer Pender of Alto Pass, Ill., Sue Stone of Murphysboro, Ill.; two sons, James Stone of Alto Pass, Bill Stone of Cobden; four sisters, Edith Hartsock of Jonesboro, Ill., Bonnie Hankey of St. ...
Bud Campbell (05/01/08)
Oren O. "Bud" Campbell, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, April 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born July 13, 1940, in Decatur, Ill., son of Oren O. and Dorothy McGlade Campbell. He and June Blaylock were married Oct. 26, 1963, in Carbondale, Ill...
Bernard Beussink (05/01/08)
Bernard Anthony Beussink, 69, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 1, 1938, in Leopold, Mo., son of Herman and Mary Holzum Beussink. He and Clarice Elfrink were married Sept. 17, 1960, in Leopold...
Evelyn Brooks (05/01/08)
Evelyn M. Brooks, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, April 29, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Dec. 13, 1918, in Pang-burn, Ark., daughter of John and Willey Goad Graham. She and Luin Brooks were married May 14, 1939. He died Jan. 20, 1987...
Lillian Harmon (05/01/08)
Lillian Boehme Harmon, 88, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Monday, April 28, 2008. Lillian was born April 10, 1920, in Jackson, daughter of Charles and Bertha Loeb Boehme. She is survived by daughters, Martha (Bill) Joiner of Cape Girardeau, LaDonna (Jim) Suttle of Santa Barbara, Calif.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews...
Andrew Chapman (05/01/08)
PUXICO, Mo. -- Andrew "Banjo" Chapman, 71, of Puxico, died Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at the family home. He was born Oct. 22, 1936, in Delta, Mo., son of James "Pete" and Jessie Burlbaugh Chapman. He and Vickie L. Clark were married Feb. 23, 1980...
Births 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Hulvey Son to Carl Heston and Tina Marie Hulvey of Marble Hill, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 7:21 p.m. Tuesday, April 22, 2008. Name, Heston William. Weight, 6 pounds, 15 ounces. Third child, first son. Mrs. Hulvey is the former Tina Wells, daughter of Earnest Wells and Nadine Wells of Marble Hill. Hulvey is the son of Glenda Hulvey of Marble Hill, and the late Clearance Hulvey. He is employed at Schaefer's Electrical Enclosures in Advance, Mo...
Fire reports 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n A carbon monoxide alarm on North Georgia Street. n A fire alarm at Spring Lake Trail. Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: n Emergency medical service on East Adams Street...
Police reports 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Brian L. Gay, 25, of Malden, Mo., was arrested on two Cape Girardeau warrants for contempt of court for no insurance and revoked operator's license...
Out of the past 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
25 years ago: May 1, 1983 Later this month, the House of Discernment, a place where young women considering the call to religious life may experience community living, will move from Ritter Drive, across from Notre Dame High School, to the School Sisters of Notre Dame House, 607 William St.; in August a new director, Sister Loretta Vetter, OSF, will replace Sister Doris Moore, DC...
School audits (05/01/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board is to be commended for the emphasis it is putting on financial accounting, particularly in light of some major problems over the years in the way the district has handled its finances, having a cumulative effect of undermining the public's confidence...
Speak Out 5/1/08 (05/01/08)
Watered down ETHANOL MAY be the cause of recent reports of bad gasoline. Why? Because all underground service-station tanks contain small amounts of water. This level increases when gasoline containing ethanol is added to these tanks. ...
Artists added to Teen Challenge Music Fest (05/01/08)
The music line up continues to grow for June 14th Teen Challenge Music Festival. The new adds are Alethia & Tyler Montgomery. Tyler Montgomery(www.tylermontgomery.com) is from Dexter, Missouri. He has been a fan of music since birth. Among his first birthday gifts were a trap set, sax and guitar. ...
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