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Hazardous weather on deck (05/08/08)
Expect minor flooding and a chance of severe thunderstorms over the next few days. That's the latest word from the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky., which issued a flood warning and hazardous weather outlook just after 8 p.m. Thursday. Friday's rain will include pockets of heavy rain. On Saturday, a slight risk of thunderstorms includes the chance of isolated tornadoes, according to the report...
Barlow case tentatively set (05/08/08)
The St. Louis County Circuit court has set a tentative trial date of Sept. 8 for the murder trial of Lisa A. Barlow, but has not yet secured a courtroom where Cape Girardeau County Circuit Judge William Syler can hear the case, according to St. Louis County judicial administrator Paul Fox...
Blaze claims house in Millersville (05/08/08)
Flames erupted from a home on Basswood Lane near Millersville on Thursday. Jackson, Fruitland, Sedgewickville, Millersville and North County fire departments all responded to the fire. (John Sachen ~ Delta Fire Protection District)
Area nurses celebrate in style (05/08/08)
More than 500 nurses from Cape Girardeau, Dexter, Sikeston, Poplar Bluff and other regional hospitals and medical centers attended the "Celebration of Nurses" event Wednesday night at the Arena Building. The event marked National Nurses Week. The theme, "Celebrating Nursing, '50s style," meant the Arena Building was decked out in vinyl records, and sock hop dancers from Cape Girardeau Central High School grooved in the balconies while an Elvis impersonator roamed the room...
Review: Players' 'Steel Magnolias' appropriate show for Mother's Day (05/08/08)
For their latest stage play, the members of the River City Players community theater group chose a story that, despite its relatively recent birth into American pop culture, has quickly become one of the best-known (and oft-referenced) stories of the modern era — "Steel Magnolias."...
Five teens arrested on suspicion of vandalizing Sikeston school buses (05/08/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Police arrested five teens Wednesday on suspicion of vandalizing several school buses over the weekend. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety said in a news release that after a joint investigation with the Sikeston School District, three 13-year-olds, a 16-year-old and a 17-year-old face charges of trespassing, tampering and property damage. ...
Community digest 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Spring flower show to be held at the mall The SEMO Iris Society Spring Flower Show will be held from 1 p.m. to close Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at West Park Mall. The show is open to the public. Cape public library adds automation The Cape Girardeau Public Library has added the automated Cassie system, which is used by libraries nationwide to free library staff for assisting patrons seeking information and library materials. ...
Programs to teach dangers of drugs, underage drinking (05/08/08)
Two programs to teach students and parents about the dangers of drugs and underage drinking will take place at Scott City High School today. The programs are organized by No More Sunsets Presentations, a group run by Jack Bridges, father of deceased methamphetamine addict Shawn Bridges, whose early death from the effects of the drug was chronicled in the documentary film "No More Sunsets" as a cautionary tale...
More child sex charges filed against Pemiscot County man (05/08/08)
PEMISCOT COUNTY, Mo. -- Gregory Lynn Morrow, 42, of Steele, Mo., has been charged with four additional felony charges in connection with an investigation that began in January, the Daily Dunklin Democrat reported. In January, information surfaced alleging that Morrow had acted in an inappropriate sexual way with three girls. ...
Sikeston man arrested in April stabbing (05/08/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston man was charged with assault and armed criminal action Wednesday in a stabbing that occurred last month. Parris Marshay Hill, 20, was arrested at his home and remains in custody on a $100,000 bond, the Sikeston Department of Public Safety said in a news release...
Commissioner secretly taped meetings, conversation (05/08/08)
Cape Girardeau County Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones acknowledged in a public meeting this week that a conversation he thought was private was recorded secretly by District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell. Purcell recorded a four-hour, apparently heated exchange with Jones on a drive from Cape Girardeau to Jefferson City earlier this year...
Several nursing students receive Experiential Learning Award (05/08/08)
A group of 21 nursing students from Southeast Missouri State University received the Experiential Learning Award last month. The seniors received the award as a result of clinical experiences at two Cape Girardeau hospitals. The students, enrolled in Nursing Leadership and Management, developed "Service Learning Changes Projects," which required research and presentations on health issues. ...
Scott County may get $84K in state, federal aid for ice storm damage (05/08/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County may receive almost $85,000 in federal and state assistance for damage from ice storms. During the regular county commission meeting Tuesday, Joel Evans, county developer and emergency management director, provided county commissioners with an update on aid for damage from February's ice storms...
Dexter man critically injured in bicycle accident (05/08/08)
DEXTER, Mo. — A 47-year-old Dexter man suffered severe injuries Monday night when he apparently lost control of the bicycle he was riding and hit a concrete drive, the Daily Statesman reported. Donald Glantz Jr. was taken by ambulance at about 9:30 p.m. ...
Ham and fried chicken supper set for Saturday (05/08/08)
A ham and fried chicken supper begins at 4 p.m. Saturday at New Salem United Methodist Church fellowship hall in Daisy, Mo. Children 5 and younger eat free. The menu includes ham, fried chicken, potato salad, green beans, corn, slaw, bread, cake and drink...
Some secret recordings are legal (05/08/08)
According to Missouri law, it is legal to record a conversation in person or over the telephone as long as one person knows it is being done. Missouri's Sunshine Law offers different guidelines for public meetings, however, that would make some types of recordings illegal...
Cape school board passes teacher pay plan (05/08/08)
Teachers and administrators in Cape Girardeau will get about a 2 percent pay raise next school year, the school board decided 6-1 Wednesday night. But the board split when it came to approving stipends for extra duties, narrowly passing an unchanged schedule from this year...
Highway 72 work to take place Friday (05/08/08)
A contractor for MoDOT will start shoulder work on Highway 72 starting Friday, weather permitting. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from the Highway 72/Route OO intersection in Madison County to the Highway 72/51 intersection in Bollinger County. Work is expected to continue into August. For more information call MoDOT at 888-ASK-MODOT...
Poplar Bluff woman charged with slapping her 7-month-old daughter for continued crying (05/08/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff mother accused of abusing her 7-month-old daughter because the infant wouldn't stop crying made her first court appearance Monday morning. Jennifer Fay Blanche Miller, 26, of the 100 block of County Road 476 was arraigned before Associate Circuit Judge John Bloodworth on felony child abuse...
Sikeston police discover fire while family sleeps (05/08/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Sikeston police officer discovered a house fire while on patrol early Wednesday morning, just in time to wake a family of six and get them out of the home safely, according to a news release from the Sikeston Department of Public Safety...
Two complete Air Force basic training (05/08/08)
Air Force airmen David J. Miller and Cameron L. Stevens have graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Airmen who complete basic training earn credits toward an associate degree through the Community College of the Air Force. ...
Jackson resident celebrates 101st birthday with party (05/08/08)
More than 225 guests attended Freda Martin's 101st birthday celebration, hosted by Karen and Rick Wooley of Orange, Calif., Martin's youngest daughter and son-in-law. Guests included Martin's daughters, Wanda Schweer, Doris Grebe, Ella Dee Keith and Shirley Adams, all of Jackson; her sisters, Effie Riehn and Hazel Henson; and most of her 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; and friends and neighbors...
Hulshof endorses voter photo IDs for Missouri (05/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Republican gubernatorial candidate Kenny Hulshof is backing a proposed constitutional amendment allowing Missourians to have to show photo identification when voting. Hulshof on Thursday called on lawmakers to pass a measure asking voters whether to allow photo ID requirements...
New St. Louis casino shows slight loss (05/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis' newest casino takes a loss in its first full quarter of operation. Las Vegas-based Pinnacle Entertainment opened the $507 million Lumiere Place on the St. Louis riverfront on Dec. 19. For the period of January through March, Pinnacle says the casino lost $760,000 on revenue of $47.2 million...
Man slain outside KC treatment center (05/08/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police are looking for suspects in the shooting death of a man taking smoke break outside the addiction treatment center where he worked. Police said the man -- an employee of Renaissance West -- was gunned down early Thursday when he went outside to smoke a cigarette. There he was confronted by three men wearing hooded jackets, and was shot after a short verbal exchange...
Missouri professors protest campus spending (05/08/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- Some University of Missouri professors are rallying against a plan that would boost their salaries -- but only at the expense of other cuts on campus. Nearly 70 professors signed a petition demanding an emergency meeting with Chancellor Brady Deaton on Thursday. The teachers want to discuss a $7 million proposal to boost faculty salaries through administrative cuts and the elimination of vacant teaching jobs...
Family dog bites Doe Run boy (05/08/08)
DOE RUN, Mo. (AP) -- An 8-year-old eastern Missouri boy is recovering after he was severely bitten by the family's dog. Relatives say Brock McLeod of Doe Run had large wounds to his legs, arm and upper chest, and was hospitalized after the weekend attack. He has since been released...
Man dies after jolt from Taser in West Alton (05/08/08)
WEST ALTON, Mo. (AP) -- A man is dead after a St. Charles County Sheriff's deputy trying to break up a fight shocked him with a Taser. Deputies say they were called to the Piasa Pantry in West Alton Tuesday night to quell a fight between James Wilson of Alton, Ill., and his sister. Sheriff Tom Neer said the deputy used his Taser after Wilson started threatening the officer and coming at him...
Judge moves defamation lawsuit against Blunt, staffers (05/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Jackson County judge has split a defamation and wrongful firing lawsuit against Gov. Matt Blunt among four separate state courts. Former aide Scott Eckersley sued Blunt and four past or current staff members claiming he was fired for suggesting that the governor's administration was destroying e-mails in violation of the state's record retention laws. ...
St. Joe police loan radar guns to citizens (05/08/08)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- St. Joseph residents will get radar guns to nail speeders in their neighborhoods under a new program with the police department. The new program was prompted by the limited number of officers available to catch speeders and because police want residents to become more involved in their neighborhoods...
Park Service considers changes for Arch grounds (05/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- The National Park Service is seeking public input as it considers changes to the grounds of the Gateway Arch in St. Louis. St. Louisans have talked for years about ways to better link architect Eero Saarinen's (SEHR'-ih-nuhn) shimmering monument and the surrounding federal park to the rest of the city. It is cut off by Interstate 70...
Mo. lawmakers approve $140 million construction budget (05/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo (AP) -- Missouri lawmakers have given final approval to $140 million of construction projects. The capital improvements budget passed Thursday includes more than $22 million for improvements at vocational technical schools in 11 communities. It also includes $10 million to continue work on a building used for heavy equipment courses at Linn State Technical College...
GM Wentzville plant to restart Monday (05/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Workers at the General Motors plant in the St. Louis-area town of Wentzville are going back to work starting Monday. The plant will restart after being shut down since March 6th due to a parts shortage caused by a strike at a supplier, American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings Inc. in Detroit...
Ex-Blunt aid recorded meeting at which he was fired (05/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A former staff attorney for Gov. Matt Blunt says a recording of a meeting in which he was fired supports his assertions that he warned top Blunt staffers the office may be violating record-retention laws. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Thursday that it has obtained a copy of the 39-minute recording secretly made by former Blunt staffer Scott Eckersley during a Sept. 28 meeting in which he was fired by Blunt's then-chief of staff, Ed Martin...
St. Louis-area leaders announce anti-crime campaign (05/08/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- St. Louis-area black leaders are announcing an initiative to reduce crime and violence and reclaim struggling neighborhoods. The "Call to Oneness" campaign includes churches, mosques, schools and civic organizations such as 100 Black Men, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Nation of Islam...
Weston power plant to cost 15 percent more (05/08/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City Power & Light now expects its Iatan 2 power plant near Weston to cost almost $2 billion, a 15 percent increase from two years ago and 47 percent higher than the original $1.3 billion price tag. The utility, owned by Great Plains Energy Inc., has since increased the size of the 850-megawatt plant, which has generated some of the surge in cost. ...
Blue Springs teen faces long recover from self-piercing attempt (05/08/08)
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) -- A Kansas City-area teenager who tried to pierce his lip with a needle from a first-aid kit ended up with a staph infection that almost killed him. Zeke Wheeler of Blue Springs is recovering at Children's Mercy Hospital after several surgeries on his knees and hips to remove the drug-resistant infection called MRSA (MUHR'-suh)...
Mo. lawmakers back tax breaks for airplane maker (05/08/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A $240 million plan to entice a Canadian airplane maker to Kansas City flew through the legislature Wednesday as politicians praised it as Missouri's best-ever chance to land a supersized development deal. Political optimism aside, there is no guarantee that Bombardier Aerospace will choose to take Missouri's incentives instead of those offered by its home country...
Treasury secretary says credit crisis may be fading (05/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- The worst of the nation's credit crisis may have passed, Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said Wednesday, though he acknowledged rising gas prices will blunt the effect of 130 million economic stimulus checks. He ruled out a second stimulus package for now...
Too much, too little sleep tied to ill health in study (05/08/08)
ATLANTA -- People who sleep fewer than six hours a night -- or more than nine -- are more likely to be obese, according to a new government study that is one of the largest to show a link between irregular sleep and big bellies. The study also linked light sleepers to higher smoking rates, less physical activity and more alcohol use...
Feds easily penetrated drug culture at San Diego State (05/08/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Undercover agents who posed as college students to bust more than 100 suspected drug dealers at San Diego State University never had to crack a book to gain acceptance on campus. All it took was cash. The federal agents went to one or two parties but never actually went to class or lived in the dorms. Instead, they merely arranged meetings with suspected dealers and asked about buying cocaine, Ecstasy, methamphetamine, marijuana and other drugs, authorities said Wednesday...
Conflict between Bush and Congress over housing crisis threatens rescue package (05/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- President Bush and Congress are clashing over how to address the housing crisis, clouding the prospects of an election-year rescue package. Bush said Wednesday he would veto Democrats' broad housing aid plan, saying it wouldn't help struggling homeowners...
Islands provide tax haven for U.S. defense contractors; Congress may close loophole (05/08/08)
WASHINGTON -- When the Pentagon announced an obscure California company had won a lucrative military contract, no one mentioned any plans for a Caribbean outpost -- a tropical shell the company quickly created that allowed it to duck millions in taxes and deflect U.S. lawsuits...
Colombia extradites paramilitary warlord to United States to face drug trafficking charges (05/08/08)
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Colombia extradited a paramilitary warlord to the United States on Wednesday for trial on drug charges, accusing him of violating a peace pact by selling drugs and commanding illegal militia fighters from prison. Carlos Mario Jimenez was escorted onto a Super King 350 plane in a Bogota airport hangar shortly after midnight...
Aid groups: Humanitarian woes growing in Sadr City (05/08/08)
BAGHDAD -- Entire sections of Baghdad's embattled Sadr City district have been left nearly abandoned by civilians fleeing a U.S.-led showdown with Shiite militias and seeking aid after facing shortages of food and medicine, humanitarian groups said Wednesday...
Diplomat: Death toll from cyclone could top 100,000 (05/08/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- Hungry people swarmed the few open shops and fistfights broke out over food and water in Myanmar's swamped Irrawaddy delta Wednesday as a top U.S. diplomat warned that the death toll from a devastating cyclone could top 100,000. Entire villages in the Irrawaddy delta were still submerged from Saturday's storm, and bloated corpses could be seen stuck in the mangroves. ...
International aid arriving in Myanmar (05/08/08)
GENEVA -- Ships and cargo planes carried relief supplies to Myanmar on Wednesday as aid groups distributed food and other supplies to people left homeless by a deadly cyclone. Operations continued to be hampered by the Myanmar government's delay in issuing visas to aid workers. But U.N. and other agencies said they were making progress in persuading the government to let in more experts to help get aid to those who need it most...
Mark Mulder has rotator cuff strain (05/08/08)
DENVER -- Cardinals starter Mark Mulder has a mild rotator cuff strain in his left shoulder, causing St. Louis to stop his injury rehabilitation assignment. Mulder, coming back from two shoulder operations, was evaluated Wednesday in St. Louis by team physician Dr. George Paletta. The Cardinals plan to rest Mulder for a week to 10 days before reevaluating him...
Cards falter in eighth (05/08/08)
DENVER -- The Rocktober magic returned to Coors Field at least for a night. Chris Iannetta tripled home two runs off Jason Isringhausen to cap a four-run eighth-inning rally and carry the slumping Colorado Rockies past the stunned St. Louis Cardinals 4-3 on Wednesday night...
Area digest 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Mapes cards ace at Cape C.C. Mike Mapes recently fired a hole in one at Cape Girardeau Country Club. Mapes performed the feat with a utility wood on No. 13, a par 3 playing 140 yards. Witnesses were Bob Talley, Ron Herr and Jerry Vandenbrook. Schreckenberg, Williams win event...
Familiar names return to Indy (05/08/08)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Andretti, Rahal, Foyt. It sounds like throwback day at the Indianapolis 500. Except this year, three of the biggest names in IndyCar history are hoping to give the 33-car starting field a brand new look. Their more famous relatives are now watching from pit road as the next generation of Andrettis, Rahals and Foyts try to carve out their own niche in a sport where names mean everything...
Braves easily handle Advance (05/08/08)
The Scott County Central baseball team exploded for nine runs in the first inning and never looked back Wednesday. The Braves cruised to the 18-6 victory over Advance. The Hornets committed four six errors in the loss. Kyndel Page ripped a double for the Hornets (4-16)...
High school track honor roll (05/08/08)
The top track performances in Southeast Missouri as reported in the Southeast Missourian, the Sikeston Standard Democrat, the Dunklin Daily Democrat, the Poplar Bluff Daily American Republic and the Dexter Daily Statesman this spring. Please report any additional information, corrections or names to Toby Carrig by e-mail at tcarrig@semissourian.com:...
Women's basketball adds guard (05/08/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball program landed another player for the 2008-09 season. Daumonique Lenhardt, a 5-foot-9 junior college guard, is the Redhawks' sixth signee for next year. Lenhardt played the past two seasons at Southwest Tennessee Community College in Memphis, Tenn. She will have two years of eligibility at Southeast...
Area calendar 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Baseball n Boys tournament: The Chaffee boys 13-year olds tournament will take place May 15 to 18 at the Chaffee Harmon field. It will be a double-elimination tournament. Cost: $175 per team. Info: Mike or Tina Johnson, 318-9063 or 318-6054...
No pleasure, no gain (05/08/08)
May 8, 2008 Dear Leslie, Big Sur's magic is as powerful as the last time I was here 20 years ago. The garden at Esalen is a kaleidoscope of greens, reds, oranges, yellows and purples against the rippling blue-gray backdrop of the Pacific. As sundown approaches the sea turns milky and a light fog begins to shroud these mountain peaks in the ocean. This is a place for dreaming...
Review: No luck finding surprises in 'Vegas' (05/08/08)
The Associated Press Come on, now. You already know "What Happens in Vegas." You've undoubtedly seen the ubiquitous television commercials in which Cameron Diaz and Ashton Kutcher bicker and beat each other black-and-blue but, secretly, seethe with lust. And you already know that they'll end up softening their stances and falling for each other in the end -- it's pretty standard stuff by now. One does not go to a romantic comedy for the Shyamalan-style plot twists...
Good bets (05/08/08)
Visual Arts Cape River Heritage Museum The grand opening of a new exhibit featuring writer Jean Bell Mosley. When: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. LIVE MUSIC Ivas John Band Weekly dose of blues. Where: Water Street Lounge, Port Cape When: 8 p.m. to midnight today...
New on DVD (05/08/08)
"P.S. I Love You" Just what every widow needs: A hubby thoughtful enough to leave behind a series of letters with life-affirming tasks so she can get on with things (or maybe he's just too selfish and perverse to go to his grave quietly and let her grief run its course naturally). ...
St. Louis festival brews up some fun (05/08/08)
Visitors will have five chances to learn about Missouri brews at the annual St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival in Forest Park in St. Louis today, Friday and Saturday. Nine brewing companies come together to provide 60 brews and a great time under huge festival tents in Forest Park. ...
Southeast senior hits the big screen (05/08/08)
When graduating mass communication major Joanna Wende finished her senior project it was "only natural" to rent a movie theater, screen the 30-minute film and donate the ticket profits to charity. After working on a few feature films — the infamous "Killshot" and "Meet Bill" starring Jessica Alba — Wende knew how professional films were run and wanted nothing less for her own short film, beginning to end...
ARTifacts 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Registration open for summer art classes The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will hold the 33rd annual Summer Arts Classes in June. Artists ages 6 to 18 can attend six separate camps in different mediums. Times and age ranges vary by class. Cost for each weeklong class is $75. ...
Amy Winehouse arrested on suspicion of drugs possession (05/08/08)
LONDON -- Amy Winehouse was arrested Wednesday in connection with a January video that allegedly shows her doing drugs at a party at her north London home. London's Metropolitan Police said a 24-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of drugs possession. Winehouse's spokesman, Chris Goodman, confirmed his client was in police custody...
Estes Deli and BBQ reopens by popular demand (05/08/08)
Estes Deli and BBQ was brought back by popular demand. The restaurant closed in 2004, but when people kept asking owner Alan Estes about reopening, he couldn't resist. Estes Deli and BBQ opened again July 2007. The restaurant is housed in what was once the Jackson Pizza Hut. Customers can fix their own drinks and relax while dining in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere...
REVIEW: First big film of the summer has everything you want (05/08/08)
The first summer blockbuster of the year has arrived, and it goes by the name "Iron Man." Director Jon Favreau and star Robert Downey Jr. have taken one of Marvel Comics most enduring characters and created a near-perfect comic book adaptation. From the opening scene to the last, the film never slows down, never gets boring and never disappoints...
Meet a munchkin at junior high's "Wizard of Oz" productions (05/08/08)
At age 15 she went off to see the wizard. Now more than 70 years later, Margaret Pellegrini — an original munchkin from Munchkinland — still doesn't get tired of the story of Dorothy and her trip to the Emerald City. "The Wizard of Oz is not only for kids," she said from her home in Arizona. ...
Westray, Cat Ranch Art Guild celebrate a successful partnership (05/08/08)
Death has a funny way of bringing people together. When Jeanie Eddleman's uncle died, his doctor became a friend of the family and eventually, an arts partner for the Cat Ranch Art Guild. The guild was established in 2001 at the former studio of Eddleman's uncle, Tom Runnels, an artist in Marble Hill, Mo. In May 2007 the guild gained a Cape Girardeau venue when Dr. Joel Ray called Eddleman for help growing his photography business. He offered to put her on the payroll at Westray Studios...
Best-sellers (05/08/08)
1. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow 2. "A New Earth: Awakening to Your Life's Purpose" by Eckhart Tolle 3. "The Whole Truth" by David Baldacci 4. "Just Who Will You Be? Big Question. Little Book. Answer Within." by Maria Shriver...
Gary Puckett (05/08/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gary W. Puckett, 63, of Oran died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, in a vehicle accident near Fremont, Mo. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran is in charge of arrangements.
Marion Phillips (05/08/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Marion "Sis" Phillips, 80, of Advance, formerly of St. Louis, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born June 29, 1927, in St. Louis, daughter of Luther Johnson and Marion Dorothy Hesemann Embree. She and Eugene Phillips were married Feb. 14, 1946, in St. Louis. He died March 26, 1984...
Bill Schmitt (05/08/08)
William E. "Bill" Schmitt, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home. He was born March 12, 1927, in Cairo, Ill., son of Harold and Lena Henderson Schmitt. He married Martha Stroud. Schmitt had owned Mack's Barbecue in Cairo. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church in Cairo and VFW Post 3838 in Cape Girardeau. He was a former member of Elks, Masons and Shriners...
Luther Hahs (05/08/08)
M. Luther Hahs, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Judith Hopkins (05/08/08)
Judith Louise Hopkins, 66, of Bellevue, Wash., died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Elnora King (05/08/08)
Elnora King, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 5, 2008, at her home. She was born March 16, 1931, in Grenada, Miss., daughter of Henry and Hazel Dunbar King. Survivors include two sons, William Draper of Los Angeles, Calif., Maurice King of Cape Girardeau; seven daughters, Shirley Edwards of Los Angeles, Janice King, Dearber King, Patricia Patterson, Lisa King, Marilyn King and Lelia King, all of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Hazel Pondexter of Oklahoma; 24 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.. ...
Dr. A.L. Schrader (05/08/08)
Dr. A.L. Schrader, 81, of Trenton, Tenn., died Tuesday, May 6, 2008. He was born June 16, 1926, in Cape Girardeau, and lived here many years. Schrader served the Trenton area as a general practitioner and surgeon 48 years, retiring in 1995. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Combat Engineers of the U.S. Army. He was discharged with the rank of staff sergeant...
Larry McGraw (05/08/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Larry Delmar McGraw, 61, of Perryville died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at his home. He was born Aug. 7, 1946, at Sedgewickville, Mo., son of Virgil Delmar and Elsie Merl Hanners McGraw. He and Carol Lynn Hopson were married July 18, 1964...
Gladys Medlin (05/08/08)
Gladys Stoffregen Medlin, 99, of University Place, Wash., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Thursday, May 1, 2008, at Franciscan Hospice House in University Place. She was born July 9, 1908, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Fredrick and Olive Brown Stoffregen. She and Clyde F. Medlin were married Dec. 9, 1926, in Jackson. He died Jan. 25, 1959...
George Wrape Sr. (05/08/08)
George Heil Wrape Sr., 82, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, May 7, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born April 8, 1926, in St. Louis, eldest son of Velda and Gertrude Wrape. He and Elizabeth "Betty" Tuchschmidt were married Nov. 13, 1948. She died Jan. 13, 2002...
John Patterson (05/08/08)
John Henry Patterson, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 5, 2008, at his home. He was the son of Golden and Julia Andrews Patterson. Survivors include his wife, Fannie; a daughter, Nora Patterson of Albany, N.Y.; nine sons, John and Kroy Patterson of Albany, Anthony Patterson of Mississippi, Donelle, Mills, Demetrius, Steven, Algie and Ronald Taylor, all of Chicago; two sisters, Jessie Smith of Cape Girardeau, Juanita Patterson of Florida; three brothers, Roger, Joe and Tom Patterson, all of Florida; 15 grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.. ...
Fire reports 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 5:19 p.m., a box alarm at 31 S. Kingshighway. n At 5:24 p.m., a motor vehicle accident on Interstate 55. n At 5:48 p.m., emergency medical service on North Kings¿highway...
Police reports 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n Casey M. Greer, 19, of Morehouse, Mo., was arrested on a Mississippi County warrant for fraud. Summonses...
Out of the past 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
25 years ago: May 8, 1983 Long-awaited diplomas are passed out to Southeast Missouri State University's 834 graduates at commencement exercises at Houck Stadium; commencement speaker is Robert H. Dusenberg, vice president and general counsel of Pet Inc. of St. Louis...
Correction 05/8/08 (05/08/08)
A Tuesday story on the 2-to-1 votes to realign Cape Girardeau County commissioners' duties and processes for seeking information contained an error. The candidate for the District 1 associate commissioner's seat is Tom Allen. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
A life story in 15 years or less (05/08/08)
I turn 24 on Tuesday. I think it's time I write my memoirs. I was born in the southernmost tip of the contiguous states. I've been to all but four states in the Union. I went to school, and now I have a job at a newspaper. Yep, that about sums it up. ...
Sales-tax options (05/08/08)
Preparing government budgets, particularly at the local level, will require some financial ingenuity and prudence this year. Cape Girardeau's finance director recently told the city council that the general economic slowdown and rising costs are creating a significant pinch...
SEMO Port fire was iron pyrite (05/08/08)
To the editor: In response to the letter "SEMO Port ammonia nitrate mishap": First, Monty Keesee was wrong about the substance that was smoking. It was not ammonia nitrate. It was iron pyrite, also known as fool's gold. Second, the ethanol issue is dead. Ethenex filed for bankruptcy, and the other two are having permit deadline issues...
Stop encroaching on our parks (05/08/08)
To the editor: The deal that was made with the Drury Corp. and a few people on the Cape Girardeau County Commission was wrong. This is a very sensitive matter that doesn't just rest in the commission's hands. This should be taken up with the taxpayers of Cape Girardeau County who help fund this park...
Reorganize county government (05/08/08)
To the editor: Being a 36-year resident of Cape Girardeau County, I am embarrassed by the way the Cape Girardeau County Commission is acting. Our elected officials need to understand they work for and represent the people of the county, and we must hold them accountable...
Speak Out 5/8/08 (05/08/08)
Going too fast IT'S GREAT that Jackson police are cracking down on impaired drivers, but they also should do something about the stretch of Highway 72 from the city limits to West Lane. It's like driving on the autobahn in Germany. Directing traffic...
Migratory Birds Flock to Nature Center (05/08/08)
Many birds are making their way north this month and people can "join" them in their journey by celebrating International Migratory Bird Day at the Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center, Saturday, May 10. International Migratory Bird Day...
Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine & Arts Festival (05/08/08)
Memorial Weekend Wine, Art & Music Festival Kicks Off Early Ticket Sales MURPHYSBORO, IL -- As summer is unofficially being ushered in, people over Memorial Day weekend will have a great alternative to the usual backyard barbeque. Fun, art and wine with the Friends of Murphysboro and the Shawnee Hills Wine Trail will be uncorked at the region's first annual Shawnee Hills Wine Trail Wine & Arts Festival at Riverside Park in Murphysboro...
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