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Stories from Saturday, May 3, 2008

Elementary school celebrates anniversary (05/03/08)
Franklin Elementary School in Cape Girardeau will hold a celebration in honor of its 80th anniversary this school year. The event will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday at the school, 215 N. Louisiana Ave. Alumni are invited for tours, scrapbook viewings and refreshments...
Missouri alumni to host regional products event (05/03/08)
The Southeast Missouri Black and Gold Chapter of the Missouri University alumni association will host an event featuring the Mississippi River Hills Association, which serves to market Missouri wine producers, food products plus artisans, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday at OAKS Senior Center, 2690 Traveler's Way in Jackson...
Memorial service held for Marybeth Williams (05/03/08)
Friday's memorial service for Marybeth Williams mixed tears and laughter. Williams died from pneumonia Sunday at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was 55. Her pastor, the Rev. Grant Gillard, said during Williams' sudden illness he got the feeling "everyone in the county knew her."...
Passenger service returning to Cape airport (05/03/08)
Great Lakes Airlines will begin flights from Cape Girardeau to St. Louis International Airport on May 19. Flights from Cape Girardeau depart at 8:30 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. and from St. Louis at 7:30 a.m. and 5:15 p.m. Saying he was "thrilled" over the return of service, airport manager Bruce Loy added that once the airline gets more planes, a third daily round-trip flight will be added to the schedule...
Forum on Cairo, Ill., to be held Thursday (05/03/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- A forum titled "Cairo: Past, Present and Future" will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday in the Cairo Junior/Senior High School gym. The conference will feature journalist and media consultant Rachel Jones of Cairo. Discussion will center around themes from "The Cairo Project," an 80-page book about the community written by students from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's School of Journalism. ...
Portable toilet set ablaze; case squad deactivating (05/03/08)
In addition to a full-scale arson investigation involving state, local and federal authorities in response to Tuesday's fatal fire at 203 S. Pacific St., Cape Girardeau police are looking into another fire that occurred Friday. Police responded to the call of a portable toilet on fire around 5:20 a.m. at the skate park on Fountain Street, said Cpl. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the police department...
Success all about preparation, author/agent says (05/03/08)
Solid preparation can trump raw talent in business and life, author Ronald Shapiro told audiences of business leaders and students this week as part of a two-day visit to Cape Girardeau to promote his latest book. Shapiro is a Baltimore lawyer and sports agent and founder of the Shapiro Negotiations Institute. ...
Slow fire at port put out (05/03/08)
Emergency personnel responded to a smoldering fire in one of the buildings at the SEMO Port Authority in Scott City early Friday morning. The incident involved chemical reaction in a bay at Girardeau Stevedores, Scott City fire chief Jay Cassout said...
Motorcycle enthusiasts plan event to help area veterans (05/03/08)
The eighth annual Bikers Helping Veterans event will be held Sunday. Area bikers Jerry Simpkins and Tom McGowan pioneered the affair eight years ago. McGowan has a soft spot for veterans, having served in Vietnam. "Bikers are always looking for something charitable to do," Simpkins said. He said his wife Maureen and McGowan's girlfriend, Chari Parsons, helped organize the event...
Bush grows reflective in Mo. speech (05/03/08)
MARYLAND HEIGHTS, Mo. -- President Bush came here to talk about the economy Friday. But during a question-and-answer session after his speech, Bush grew reflective and spoke at length about his time in the White House, which is drawing to a close. In observations ranging from the lofty to the mundane (he said furniture in White House left him feeling like he was "living in museum"), Bush said he never expected to serve a wartime presidency...
Flood perception worse than reality in Hannibal, Mo. (05/03/08)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- For a town that relies on tourism, perceptions of flooding can be almost as bad as the real thing. Hannibal is finding that out again, as businesses and attractions are getting frantic calls from tourists who apparently believe Mark Twain's hometown is under water...
Man pleads not guilty to federal charges in Vegas ricin case (05/03/08)
LAS VEGAS -- A man authorities suspect was poisoned by ricin found in his motel room pleaded not guilty Friday to possession of a biological toxin and weapons charges. A June 17 trial was scheduled for Roger Bergendorff, who has been in federal custody since his April 16 arrest. The charges carry a possible penalty of 30 years in prison and a $750,000 fine...
Twisters tear up parts of 4 states; 7 die in Arkansas (05/03/08)
DAMASCUS, Ark. -- Violent storms rolling across the nation's midsection unleashed tornadoes, high winds and hail in four states and killed seven people in Arkansas on Friday, including a teenager who died when a tree fell into her bedroom as she slept...
Some colleges allowing coed dorm rooms (05/03/08)
Erik Youngdahl and Michelle Garcia share a dorm room at Connecticut's Wesleyan University. But they say there's no funny business going on. Really. They mean it. They have set up their beds side by side like Lucy and Ricky in "I Love Lucy," and avert their eyes when one of them is changing clothes...
Spencer provides steady for Southeast baseball team (05/03/08)
Tony Spencer was not among Southeast Missouri State's most highly touted baseball recruits for this year. But it's hard to imagine anybody doing more for the Redhawks than the diminutive transfer from Mineral Area College. "He's been as valuable as anybody for us," Southeast coach Mark Hogan said...
Berry backs up award with long jump title (05/03/08)
Southeast Missouri State senior John Berry enjoyed a pretty good 24 hours. Especially for somebody who originally joined the Redhawks' track and field program as a walk-on. Berry was named the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor male field athlete of the year in voting by the league's coaches Thursday...
Southeast men in lead position entering final day of OVC meet (05/03/08)
Southeast Missouri State track and field coach Joey Haines knows the work is far from done for his men's team. But Haines came away feeling plenty good about things following Friday's opening day of the Ohio Valley Conference outdoor meet at Southeast's Abe Stuber Complex...
God has a purpose for everything and everyone; nothing is meaningless (05/03/08)
As a parent, one of the things that I enjoy the most is reading to my kids. There are the silly crafted phrases of Dr. Seuss, the outrageous shenanigans of talking animals. With each book there is another adventure, another discovery, another spark of imagination...
Friedheim Lutheran church celebrates 160 years in a 150-year-old building (05/03/08)
FRIEDHEIM, Mo. -- History and tradition are etched in the stone that built Trinity Lutheran Church. The congregation at Trinity celebrates its 160th anniversary Sunday in the 150-year-old church. The first church built in 1848 was a log cabin, according to church records. Beginning in 1843, the first German immigrants who settled in what was then called Dyssen, later named Friedheim, worshipped in a private home and a traveling minister gave sacraments and preached once a month...
Religion briefs 5/3/08 (05/03/08)
Summer Bible study on James to begin in June The eight-week Stonecroft Bible Study at the park for the summer will be "James, the Christian Faith." Studies will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Wednesdays in June and July, beginning June 4 at the Cape County Park South at Shelter No. 21. To reserve a book or a Bible or to ask questions, call Jane Boren at 243-1225, Judy Leist at 243-3975, Dee Maupin at 243-5023 or Ruth Maevers at 243-8506...
Global warming and the God factor (05/03/08)
The Bible says nothing about ozone depletion, ocean acidification causing possible extinction of certain forms of sea life or melting polar ice caps. You don't expect the Bible to say anything about those things. It's not that kind of a book. Putting the Scriptures, then, into a syllabus for a seminar on global warming is probably not the best idea...
Fed OKs plan to rein in credit cards (05/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve and other regulators initiated steps Friday to end "unfair and deceptive" credit card industry practices assailing consumers who are already struggling to cope in a bad economy. The proposed rules are aimed at protecting people from credit card companies that arbitrarily raise interest rates or don't give borrowers adequate time to pay their bills...
Economy shows signs of resilience as jobless rate falls and dollar rises (05/03/08)
WASHINGTON -- The economy showed off unexpected signs of resilience Friday as job losses slowed, the dollar gained a bit of muscle for a change and there were even indications that food prices may be easing. The unemployment rate dipped, though that may not last...
Norma Hoss (05/03/08)
ULLIN, Ill. -- Norma O. Hoss, 76, of Ullin died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at her home. She was born June 11, 1931, in Ullin, to Elmer and Fridiline Baumgart Brust. She married Richard E. Hoss Sept. 5, 1955. He preceded her in death Aug. 23, 1998. She was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church. She had worked as a tour guide...
Gladys Medlin (05/03/08)
Gladys S. Medlin, 99, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, May 1, 2008, in Tacoma, Wash. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Warren Jordan (05/03/08)
PATTON, Mo. -- Warren E. Jordan, 79, of Patton died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 30, 1929, at Oblong, Ill., son of Raymond Everett and Ada Celeste Jordan. He and Viola May Farquhar were married in 1950 at Olney, Ill. She died in 1980. He and Betty Arlene Shell were married in 1994...
Edgar Sewing (05/03/08)
Edgar V. Sewing, 83, of Gordonville died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at his home. He was born Feb. 16, 1925, in Gordonville, son of Fredrick and Anna Grossheider Sewing. Sewing lived and worked on the family farm east of Gordonville all his life. He attended Zion Lutheran School and Abernathy School near Gordonville, and was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Gordonville...
Nina Johnson (05/03/08)
Nina M. Johnson, 82, of Jackson died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Monticello House. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Anne Kaineg (05/03/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Anne Kaineg, 87, of Watseka, Ill., formerly of Anna, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at her home. She was born March 6, 1921, in Kankakee, Ill., daughter of James Thomas and Anne Gernon Burns. She and Raymond Kaineg were married Oct. 31, 1940. He died Nov. 2, 1996...
Mary Kelso (05/03/08)
BELL CITY, Mo. -- Mary Ruth Kelso, 89, of Bell City died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield, Mo. She was born May 8, 1918, in Bell City, daughter of Clarence Lawson and Ola Mae Mitchell Proffer. She and Harvey E. Kelso were married April 1, 1935, at Bloomfield. He died June 10, 2006...
Lawrence Nance (05/03/08)
COBDEN, Ill. -- Lawrence Stanley "Jim" Nance, 77, of Cobden died Friday, May 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 26, 1930, at Alto Pass, Ill., son of Charles Stanley and Louise Canada Nance. He and Eva Mae Cobb were married June 28, 1952, at Piggott, Ark...
Larry Caldwell (05/03/08)
A graveside service for Larry Caldwell of Scott City will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at Oakdale Cemetery in Commerce, Mo. The Rev. Jim Norris will officiate. Caldwell, 74, died Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements...
Births (05/03/08)
Schwendemann Son to Michael Robert and Vannesa Lin Schwendemann of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 1:33 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2008. Name, Joseph Michael. Weight, 8 pounds, 6 ounces. Second child, first son. Mrs. Schwendemann is the former Vannesa Torrey, daughter of Donna Torrey of Portageville, Mo. She is a medical technologist at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Schwendemann is the son of Ann Schwendemann of Portageville. He is a crew leader with Missouri Department of Transportation...
Fire (05/03/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: n At 9:40 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Sprigg Street. n At 10:28 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1700 N. Kingshighway. n At 11:42 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Whitener Street...
Police (05/03/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Sharon K. Storm, 61, 1408 Bessie St., was arrested on a Jasper County warrant for fraud. n Kevin M. Cox, 26, of 605 Minnesota Ave., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for suspended operator's license...
Out of the past (05/03/08)
25 years ago: May 3, 1983 The Army Corps of Engineers and levee districts throughout the area are closely monitoring earthen main-line and secondary Mississippi River levees as the river continues to climb toward a predicted record 46 feet; with the Mississippi at 41.3 feet at Cape Girardeau, none of the levees appear to be threatened...
Volunteer's big influence (05/03/08)
By Tina Dohogne Eloise Moore is the last remaining RSVP volunteer from 1973. She has been with us for 35 years and will be turning 99 this year. Cliff Barlow is a VIC volunteer who was a student at Chaffee Elementary School in the first grade class where Eloise volunteered. He called her "Grandma Eloise."...
To catch a fire bug (05/03/08)
It looks like we have a serial arsonist -- or arsonists -- on our hands in Cape Girardeau. Many of the 19 suspicious fires started since 2005 appear to be connected. A map of all of the suspicious fires reported the last two-plus years shows a disturbing cluster of dots in the south section of town...
Scheduling conflicts can be avoided (05/03/08)
To the editor: A few years ago, Bill Port attempted to promote a community calendar, hoping to eliminate conflicting dates for local event. The first meeting was well-attended, and those at the meeting agreed this was a marvelous idea. What happens to marvelous ideas? It sounds almost like politics. Future meetings became less well-attended, and the marvelous idea went by the wayside. The enthusiasm was not followed by action...
Speak Out (05/03/08)
Recital etiquette IT IS that time again for band, choir and dance recitals. I enjoy attending to see how much the students have learned throughout the year. The students and teachers work hard to present a memorable program. It is so disappointing, though, to witness the rude behavior of the audience -- not the children, but many of the parents and grandparents. ...
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