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Road report: Oak Street in Jackson to one lane; construction on I-55 near Fruitland (05/13/08)
Beginning at 8 a.m. Wednesday,Highway 61 will be reduced to one lane, between Route D and I-55 in Fruitland. Northbound and southbound lanes will be affected while road crews repair road shoulders. Drivers can expect an 11-foot lane restriction. Weather permitting the work will be completed by 4 p.m. Thursday...
Dexter cyclist dies of injuries (05/13/08)
Donald Glantz, Jr., the 47-year-old Dexter man who was critically injured in a bicycle accident a week ago on May 5, died Sunday evening in a Memphis hospital. Glantz was riding a bicycle in the area of Chautauqua Street when, according to Dexter Police, he ran into the edge of a concrete drive and was thrown from the bike, suffering severe head injuries. ...
Online Pet of the Week (05/13/08)
Baxter is a three-year-old male Basset Hound. He is friendly and is looking for a family to play with. Baxter is available for adoption from the Humane Society of SEMO, 2536 Boutin Rd., Cape Girardeau, 573-334-5837. Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm Sun. 1pm-4pm.
Obama's Kentucky visit canceled; Cape event still on (05/13/08)
The U.S. Senate was making short work of a series of votes that took U.S. Sen. Barack Obama off the campaign trail today prior to his visit to Cape Girardeau. An early morning event in Lexington, Ky., was canceled so Obama could be in the Senate for a vote to suspend oil shipments to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve. That measure passed on a 97-1 vote...
HASH(0x1921bca0) (05/13/08)
A fire of undetermined origin gutted the office area of Southeast CO-OP Service Company on Highway 25 in Dexter, leaving considerable structural damage and also damaging a company vehicle parked nearby the office area. The fire, which is believed to have started in a restroom near the front office area of the building, was reported to the Dexter Fire Department at 5:41 p.m. ...
Swingle calls for special prosecutor (05/13/08)
Cape Girardeau County's prosecuting attorney, Morley Swingle, on Monday called for the Missouri attorney general's office to investigate 2nd District commissioner Jay Purcell for allegedly secretly recording closed county commission meetings. In documents faxed to the Southeast Missourian, Swingle announced he wants the special prosecutor to investigate and possibly prosecute Purcell "and/or any others involved in alleged criminal activity in regard to the secret taping of closed sessions of the Cape Girardeau County Commission.". ...
Obama visit not open to public (05/13/08)
U.S. Sen. Barack Obama's visit to Cape Girardeau will be a chance for him to hear the daily concerns of wage earners struggling with high food prices, high fuel prices and overseas competition, U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill said Monday. Obama, D-Ill., will take part in an economic town-hall meeting today at Thorngate Ltd., the clothing manufacturer that has had a plant on Independence Street in Cape Girardeau for years. The event is limited to company employees, invited guests and the media...
Levee district to discuss giving city control (05/13/08)
Members of the Main Street Levee Improvement District will meet Wednesday to talk about dissolving the district and turning control over to the city of Cape Girardeau. City Council members approved a resolution May 5 that essentially says the city would be willing to assume such control. Operating the systems would cost the city about $100,000 a year...
Merit awards presented to eight Southeast alumni (05/13/08)
Eight alumni of Southeast Missouri State University received the Young Alumni Merit Award. The Alumni Association gives the award to distinguished alumni 37 years old or younger. Those recognized, by college, were: n Harrison College of Business: Nathan Thomas, a 1995 graduate and executive director of the Center for Residential Living and Leadership at Bradley University...
Southeast professor writes book on Houck's role as railroad pioneer (05/13/08)
Louis Houck is most remembered for having a football stadium named after him, said Dr. Joel Rhodes. But Houck left a much larger legacy, spanning transportation, education and the economy, Rhodes said. Rhodes recently penned a book about Houck called "A Missouri Railroad Pioneer: The Life of Louis Houck." The assistant professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University spent four years researching, writing and publishing the book, which was released in April...
Southeast student takes post in nurse association (05/13/08)
Jill Phillips, a nursing student at Southeast Missouri State University, has been elected to the National Student Nurses Association. Phillips will serve on the Nominations and Elections Committee of the Northern States. She plans to graduate from Southeast in December 2009...
Jackson school board to consider summer school (05/13/08)
The Jackson School Board will meet at 7 p.m. today in the board office at 614 E. Adams St. Action items are to consider the approval of a summer school program, transportation program evaluation, food service program evaluation and special education local compliance plan...
Cape county commission in agreement on purchasing policy, employee handbook (05/13/08)
After devoting nearly an hour to close to 20 residents concerned about a rumored quarry, Cape Girardeau's county commissioners heard some good news before making a series of unanimous agreements. Cape Girardeau County's treasurer, Roger Hudson, told the commission that county sales tax receipts for May are nearly 46 percent higher than the same month last year and 5 percent ahead of projections for 2008...
Search goes on for suspect in February murder (05/13/08)
A search presses on for Tambra Turner, a Sikeston woman accused of killing her estranged husband's girlfriend, 20-year-old Chabreshea Egson, on Feb. 22 at a North Spanish Street residence. Turner, 29, was charged with first-degree murder, armed criminal action and burglary the day after Egson was shot to death, but she allegedly went on the run...
Quarry concerns: Homeowners ready to fight possible development (05/13/08)
Noretta Blattner lives in a big stone house along County Road 319, on a farm her family has owned for more than 100 years. There are two ponds, some cattle and a lot of open land. Now Blattner and her neighbors are organizing to fight what would be the biggest development ever along the road -- the possible conversion of 106 acres of farmland into a stone quarry...
Violent day in St. Louis leaves 5 dead (05/13/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Five people are dead after a day of violence in St. Louis. The victims died in three separate shootings on Monday. Two died during a robbery at Rock Bottom Wholesale shortly after noon. They are 47-year-old Jivabhai Patel of Chesterfield and 60-year-old Barbara Abeln of Arnold. Patel was an owner of the business and Abeln an employee...
Mo. House votes to block Revenue Dept. fee increases (05/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- House members have voted overwhelmingly to block a large state fee increase charged to businesses seeking vehicle and driver's license records. A provision rejecting the fee increase was added Tuesday to a popular bill intended to protect homeowners from large property tax increases...
Rain forecast for tornado-whipped Southwest Missouri (05/13/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- As Southwest Missouri recovers from a killer tornado, more bad weather is forecast for the area. The National Weather Service says weather late Tuesday may be similar to conditions Saturday that produced a monster tornado that stayed on the ground for 74 miles. That twister killed 16 people in Newton, Barry and Jasper counties in Missouri...
Drowning prompts Mo. bill requiring water park insurance (05/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- In response to the drowning of a Joplin boy while on a field trip to a swimming pool, Missouri lawmakers voted Tuesday to mandate that privately owned for-profit swimming pools carry liability insurance. Six-year-old Ethan Cory drowned in July while at the Swimmin' Hole. ...
More storms headed for tornado-damged Mo., Ark. (05/13/08)
SENECA, Mo. (AP) -- Another round of storms headed toward tornado-ravaged areas of Missouri, Arkansas and several other states early Tuesday where residents are still picking up from the weekend's killer twisters. The National Weather Service said thunderstorms carrying hail were likely through midmorning in parts of southwest Missouri. ...
Cass Co. assistant prosecutor charged with DUI resigns (05/13/08)
RAYMORE, Mo. (AP) -- The Cass County assistant prosecutor has resigned after being charged with driving under the influence. Raymore police say an officer stopped Michael Taylor's sport utility vehicle early Saturday and charged him with DUI. Police say Taylor's SUV twice drifted toward the curb, then overcorrected and made a turn so wide that the vehicle traveled 50 feet in the oncoming lane...
New Missouri state park has a name (05/13/08)
EMINENCE, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's newest state park now has a name: Current River State Park. Governor Matt Blunt announced the name on Tuesday for the park near Eminence in southeast Missouri's Shannon County. Blunt says the park along the Current River is the result of a first-of-its-kind partnership between his office and the state departments of Natural Resources and Conservation...
KC crash kills mother, daughter (05/13/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Kansas City police have identified a mother and her daughter who were killed Monday when their car apparently was struck by a sport utility vehicle that was fleeing officers. Tiffany Berry, 33, and 15-year-old Suavae Rouser were killed in the crash and Berry's two other daughters had minor injuries...
Twister blows photos 93 miles to Springfield (05/13/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Remnants of the fierce tornado that tore apart a small Oklahoma town have been found 93 miles away in Missouri. A Springfield couple doing yard work found two photographs belonging to Picher residents Jack and Rayma Redden, whose home was destroyed when the deadly twister went through Saturday. The Reddens and five relatives huddled in closets and escaped with a few scratches...
Pay-per-signature restrictions rejected by Missouri House (05/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri senators rejected a proposal Monday that would have prohibited initiative petition sponsors from paying circulators for each signature they collect. Senators stripped the pay-per-signature ban from a bill that imposes several other new restrictions on citizen initiatives...
Tornado highlights risk of staying in cars (05/13/08)
SENECA, Mo. -- Trapped in his car on the way to a friend's wedding, Rick Rountree and his family never stood a chance once a tornado packing winds of 170 mph hit southwest Missouri. "It's like taking a handful of Matchbox cars and rolling them across the kitchen floor," said Sgt. Dan Bracker of the Missouri State Highway Patrol, surveying the damage in Newton County near the Oklahoma border, the hardest hit area. "This is devastating."...
Marion VA hospital resumes some outpatient surgeries after 8 months (05/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Limited outpatient surgeries have resumed at a Southern Illinois Veterans Affairs hospital more than eight months after the entire surgical unit was shut down because of a reported spike in post-surgical deaths, officials said Monday. Officials at the VA Medical Center in Marion, Ill., announced the move in a one-sentence statement, saying only that low-risk, outpatient surgeries had resumed last week. ...
Mo. Senate panel advances voter ID bill to full chamber (05/13/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri Republicans pressed forward Monday with a proposed constitutional amendment allowing a photo identification requirement for voting, despite objections from the woman who successfully challenged a similar 2006 law. The Republican-led Senate elections committee voted along party lines to advance the proposal to the full chamber, setting up a potential showdown with opposing Democrats before Missouri's legislative session ends Friday...
Conflicts of interest lead justices to toss apartheid case (05/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court tossed itself off a big case Monday. The court couldn't take up an apartheid dispute involving some of the nation's largest companies because too many of the justices had investments or other ties with those corporate giants...
Wildfires force evacuations in central Florida (05/13/08)
DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- Dry, windy weather fueled several wildfires on Florida's central Atlantic coast Monday, destroying at least three homes and driving hundreds of residents away as the governor declared a state of emergency. The largest fire, a 3,000-acre blaze in Brevard County, destroyed at least two homes, including the house Butch Vanfleet built in 1980 and tried in vain to protect with a garden hose...
No bail for N.J. man in Thailand child porn case found in international hunt (05/13/08)
NEWARK, N.J. -- A small-time New Jersey actor accused of traveling to Thailand to have sex with underage boys was denied bail Monday. U.S. District Court Judge Michael A. Schipp ordered Wayne Nelson Corliss of Union City to remain in jail, saying that he was a flight risk and a danger to the community...
'Older than dirt' McCain hopes to attract young voters (05/13/08)
CHICAGO -- He's a Republican, for starters. He describes himself as "older than dirt." And he makes no apology for an Iraq war that is especially unpopular on college campuses. It doesn't sound like a recipe for winning the hearts of young voters. And yet John McCain has vowed to make a serious play for the 18- to 29-year-old crowd often identified with "Obama-mania."...
Air passenger cited for cell phone use (05/13/08)
DALLAS -- Southwest Airlines says a passenger who refused to get off his cell phone during a flight found Dallas police waiting for him. Southwest spokeswoman Brandy King says flight attendants had repeatedly asked the man to get off the phone while airborne...
Man, woman indicted in sale of child for sex acts (05/13/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Federal prosecutors unsealed an indictment Monday accusing a man and woman of training the woman's child to be a dominatrix, selling her sexual services and photographing some of the acts. Federal prosecutor John Wood said the case is unusual in that a parent has been charged with the commercial sex trafficking of his or her own minor child...
Deadly mob beating unnerves Cleveland neighborhood (05/13/08)
CLEVELAND -- Even by tough, urban-crime standards it was a grisly attack: Up to 15 people chased a man, then kicked and beat him to death on the street. Before police arrived, one attacker urinated on the victim's head. When the crime-hardened neighborhood awoke later that morning, two people reported a man lying on the pavement, his clothes being dragged off by his assailants...
Older gas pumps can't handle rising prices (05/13/08)
REARDAN, Wash. -- Mom-and-pop service stations are running into a problem as gasoline marches toward $4 a gallon: Thousands of old-fashioned pumps can't register more than $3.999 on their spinning mechanical dials. The pumps, throwbacks to a bygone era on the American road, are difficult and expensive to upgrade, and replacing them is often out of the question for station owners who are still just scraping by...
Obama defends his patriotism in West Virginia (05/13/08)
CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Wearing a flag lapel pin, Sen. Barack Obama emphasized his patriotism and support for a strong and humane military Monday, while Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton implored West Virginians to sustain her hopes of somehow denying him the Democratic presidential nomination...
Families make case for vaccine link to autism (05/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Parents claiming that childhood vaccines cause autism should not be rewarded by the courts when the scientific community has already rejected any link, government lawyers argued Monday on the first day of a hearing in federal court. Overall, nearly 4,900 families have filed claims with the U.S. ...
Hundreds arrested in immigration raid on Iowa meat plant (05/13/08)
CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Federal immigration agents raided a northeastern Iowa meat-processing plant Monday, arresting more than 300 people and housing many of them at a converted fairgrounds. The raid of the Agriprocessors Inc. plant in Postville was the largest in state history and had been planned for months, federal prosecutor Matt M. Dummermuth said...
Thousands of mid-Atlantic residents lose power (05/13/08)
LITTLE CREEK, Del. -- A wet, gusty storm that lashed the mid-Atlantic states Monday forced evacuations, flooded roads, fanned the flames of a deadly New Jersey fire and wrecked a research vessel off the Delaware coast, killing a crew member. Tens of thousands of electricity customers in several states lost power as up to 5 inches of rain fell Sunday and Monday and wind gusts in some places reached hurricane strength...
First batch of U.S. aid arrives in Myanmar (05/13/08)
YANGON, Myanmar -- A U.S. plane ferried relief to Myanmar for the first time Monday to help nearly 2 million cyclone victims facing disease and starvation, but the U.N. chief criticized the military junta for its "unacceptably slow response." Even as the death toll climbed, Myanmar's authoritarian regime continued to bar nearly all foreigners experienced in managing humanitarian crises from reaching survivors of Cyclone Nargis...
Darfur rebel leader vows to continue waging war in Sudan (05/13/08)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Darfur's most-wanted rebel leader vowed Monday to keep up his offensive against the Sudanese government, saying he can exhaust the military by fighting it all across Africa's largest nation. In a telephone interview, Khalil Ibrahim said the military success of the Justice and Equality Movement is easy to explain. "We are more spread out and we move fast."...
Junta orders monks to clear monasteries of cyclone victims (05/13/08)
KYI BUI KHAW, Myanmar -- The saffron-robed monks who spearheaded a bloody uprising last fall against Myanmar's military rulers are back on the front lines, this time providing food, shelter and spiritual solace to cyclone victims. The military regime has moved to curb the Buddhist clerics' efforts, even as it fails to deliver adequate aid itself. Authorities have given some monasteries deadlines to clear out refugees, many of whom have no homes to return to, monks and survivors say...
Death toll from Chinese earthquake tops 8,700 (05/13/08)
CHENGDU, China -- A powerful earthquake toppled buildings, schools and chemical plants Monday in central China, killing more than 8,700 people and trapping untold numbers in mounds of concrete, steel and earth in the country's worst quake in three decades...
Johnson sparks Cubs past Advance (05/13/08)
LEOPOLD — When the situation called for someone to provide momentum in a crucial situation, Melvin Johnson repeatedly delivered Monday. Johnson knocked in six runs and pitched two innings to help Bell City knock off pesky Advance 11-5 in their Class 1 District 2 baseball opener...
Jackson freshman Werner leads Class 4 field (05/13/08)
Jackson freshman Tanner Werner was tied for the lead after the first round of the Class 4 state golf meet Monday at Island Green in Republic. Werner fired a 1-under par 71 to place himself in a tie for first with Springfield Kickapoo junior Dillon Maloney...
Braun adds two more HRs in 8-3 victory over Redbirds (05/13/08)
MILWAUKEE -- The St. Louis Cardinals have seen just about enough of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Ryan Braun over the past two days. Catcher Yadier Molina and manager Tony La Russa managed to see a few innings less than everyone else Monday. Braun hit two home runs for the second game in a row, and Molina and La Russa were ejected for arguing balls and strikes shortly after the second of Braun's two blasts in the Milwaukee Brewers' 8-3 victory...
Woods may return from surgery before U.S. Open (05/13/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Tiger Woods is chipping and putting again, and he hopes to play in the Memorial in two weeks. But even if he can't compete until the U.S. Open, he doesn't expect the same result as his last layoff during a season. Two years ago, Woods didn't play for nine weeks while coping with the death of his father. He returned to competition in the U.S. Open at Winged Foot and missed the cut for the only time in a major...
Mayo's agent denies illegal gifts given to USC standout (05/13/08)
LOS ANGELES -- The head of the sports agency representing O.J. Mayo denied any illegal activity involving the Southern California star Monday, a day after ESPN reported Bill Duffy Associates gave cash to an event promoter who provided gifts. "We are in contact with the NCAA and the Pac-10 and are working with both in a cooperative investigation to review these new allegations," USC said in a statement issued later in the day...
Chaffee avenges loss with district win (05/13/08)
Third-seeded Chaffee avenged an early season loss as it ended No. 6 seed St. Vincent's season with a 3-1 victory in the first round of the Class 2 District 2 baseball tournament Monday. The Red Devils advanced to today's semifinal against host Charleston at 4:30 p.m...
Wildcats overtake Braves 9-6 (05/13/08)
LEOPOLD — Starting pitcher Darren VanGennip's Leopold teammates forced him to be patient Monday. The Wildcats finally overtook Scott County Central with four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to knock off the Braves 9-6 in their Class 1 District 2 baseball opener...
Perryville ace shoots down Sikeston in opening round (05/13/08)
Jon Hecht said he had "pretty much everything going." The same could be said for the entire Perryville High School baseball team. Hecht, a senior left-hander, and the rest of the Pirates dominated Sikeston 9-1 on Monday in a first-round Class 3 District 1 tournament game...
Jackson ends Central's season with five-inning rout (05/13/08)
JACKSON — Caleb Guilliams was somewhat surprised when he learned during his fifth-hour class Monday that he'd be pitching the Indians' first-round district game against rival Central later in thew day. Jackson coach Rob French contacted the senior at the high school to tell him...
Redhawks pitchers try to build on weekend series (05/13/08)
Southeast Missouri State's pitching staff has struggled much of the season, but the baseball Redhawks are coming off one of their best-pitched series in some time. Coach Mark Hogan hopes that will carry over into a two-game set with nonconference opponent Central Arkansas that marks the Redhawks' final home action of the year...
Garcia silences his critics with waves of magic wand (05/13/08)
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. -- Sergio Garcia could have mentioned 1.71 million reasons why it meant so much to win The Players Championship, but he is not motivated by money. Or he could have mentioned 53 reasons, one for every PGA Tour event he had played since his last victory three years ago...
'Indiana Jones': Real archaeologists don't have whips (05/13/08)
LOS ANGELES — Indiana Jones managed to retrieve the trinket he was after in the opening moments of "Raiders of the Lost Ark." He pretty much wrecked everything else in the ancient South American temple where the little gold idol had rested for millennia...
NBC anoints Jimmy Fallon as Conan O'Brien successor (05/13/08)
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Fallon's kindergarten yearbook at St. Mary of the Snow in Saugerties, N.Y., listed him as "most likely to take over for David Letterman." Letterman's going nowhere, but close enough: Fallon is succeeding Conan O'Brien as the host of NBC's "Late Night" sometime in the middle of next year...
Mayan crystal skull legend inspires new Indiana Jones film (05/13/08)
PALENQUE, Mexico -- There is a legend that the ancient Maya possessed 13 crystal skulls which, when united, hold the power to save the Earth -- a tale so strange and fantastic that it inspired the latest Indiana Jones movie. Experts dismiss the hundreds of existing crystal skulls as fakes that were probably made by colorful antiquities traders in the 19th century. But Mayan priests worship the skulls, even today, and real-life skull hunters still search for them...
Use of wind energy expected to grow dramatically (05/13/08)
WASHINGTON -- Two decades from now Americans could get as much electricity from windmills as from nuclear power plants, according to a government report that lays out a possible plan for wind energy growth. The report, a collaboration between the Energy Department research labs and industry, concludes wind energy could generate 20 percent of the nation's electricity by 2030, about the same share now produced by nuclear reactors...
Health calendar 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Calendar Today n Importance of Immunity: 7 p.m. at the Drury Lodge. Dr. Hellen Greenblatt explains why a healthy immune system is key in health maintenance, weight balance and sustained vitality. Registration starts at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 270-6200...
Fake baby helps nurses with real labor problems (05/13/08)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — There was nothing mechanical about the way Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center nurses handled several deliveries in the conference room of the hospital's labor and delivery department. The nurses, all shift leaders, delivered with expertise and humor when the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby, when the baby's shoulders were stuck, when the placenta was blocking the cervix, when the mother's blood pressure spiked and caused her to have seizures, and despite a number of other dangers.. ...
Volunteers sought for cancer study (05/13/08)
If you've never had cancer, here's a chance to help. The American Cancer Society will be recruiting people for a nationwide study on Saturday at the Relay for Life event at Arena Park. A tent will be set up near the conservation building from noon to 4 p.m. for the Cancer Prevention Study-3...
Sally Douglas (05/13/08)
Sally Douglas, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. She was born March 22, 1916, at Illmo, Mo., daughter of H.N. and Clara Miller Hobbs. She and Willard C. Douglas were married Aug. 28, 1976, at Illmo. He died Jan. 23, 2004...
Ethel McSpadden (05/13/08)
Ethel McSpadden, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 12, 2008, at her home. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Mae Holt (05/13/08)
Mae Holt, 87, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, May 12, 2008, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at Lynwood Baptist Church...
Paul Young (05/13/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Paul Ray "Pete" Young, 68, of Anna died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at his home. He was born Oct. 20, 1939, in Cairo, Ill., son of Lawrence Martin and Alta Marie Ethridge Young. He and Merrilee Baker were married Dec. 24, 1959...
Robert Hunter (05/13/08)
ANNA, Ill. — Robert Eugene "Bob" Hunter, 83, of Anna died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 19, 1925, in Carterville, Ill., son of Melvin J. and Sadie Belle Proctor Hunter. He and Ruby Jeanette Miller were married Nov. 10, 1946, in Anna...
William Pobst (05/13/08)
William "Bill" Pobst, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Missouri Veterans Home. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Helen Morrison (05/13/08)
Helen L. Morrison, 85, of Oak Ridge died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at her home. She was born May 27, 1922, in Oak Ridge, daughter of Otto Henry and Clara Rudert Dost. She and John T. Morrison were married Aug. 8, 1951. He died May 2, 2002. Morrison worked with her husband on their dairy farm. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, Mo...
Andrea Mason (05/13/08)
Andrea Dawn Mason, 31, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 12, 1977, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ernest and Barbara A. Terry Mason Jr. Survivors include a son, Aidan Mason of Cape Girardeau; her mother of Cape Girardeau; a sister, Danetta Clemons of Newnan, Ga.; and a brother, Jason Mason of Oak Ridge...
Audrey Lawrence (05/13/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Audrey Elizabeth Lawrence, 6, of Perryville died Monday, May 12, 2008, at her home. She was born Aug. 10, 2001, at Perryville, daughter of Doyle E. and Amie Boone Lawrence. She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Perryville...
Ralph Cowan (05/13/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Ralph H. Cowan, 84, of Perryville died Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Perry Oaks Manor. He was born March 15, 1924, at Gerald, Mo., son of William and Emma Heuther Cowan. Cowan retired as supervisor with Missouri Highway Department. He was a member of Masons, Shriners, VFW, AmVets and UTC United...
Nettie Courter (05/13/08)
STURDIVANT, Mo. — Nettie W. Courter, 82, of Sturdivant, formerly of Marble Hill, Mo., died Sunday, May 11, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Aug. 4, 1925, in East Prairie, Mo., daughter of Jess and Dovie Woods Douglas. She first married Joseph Moody Sept. 23, 1948. She then married Ronald Courter, and he died in 1998...
Births 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Maloney Daughter to Brian E. and April D. Maloney of Jackson, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 9:42 a.m. Sunday, May 4, 2008. Name, Mackenzie Lynn. Weight, 4 pounds, 2 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Maloney is the former April Wachter, daughter of Tim Wachter of Jackson and Karen Wachter of Bloomfield, Mo. Maloney is the son of Clyde Maloney and Lois Maloney of Chaffee, Mo. He is a driver with Pavestone Co...
Police reports 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A 14-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court and two suspects were in custody pending charges for robbery. n Lydia L. Lockridge, 20, 800 S. Ellis St., was arrested on a Pemiscot County warrant for no operator's license...
Fire reports 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday: n At 6:25 p.m., an alarm in the 1800 block of Nieman Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 9:49 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Weissinger Street...
Out of the past 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
25 years ago: May 13, 1983 A 113-year-old home has been added to Cape Girardeau's growing list of sites qualifying for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places; Longview, owned by Mr. and Mrs. W.R. Thompson, attains national register status...
Correction 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Friday's story about the Alpha-Omega Jumpers should have listed the contact number for Darla Beller as 573-382-2388. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Ethanol boondoggle (revisited) (05/13/08)
An op-ed I wrote for this newspaper in September 2006 titled "The ethanol boondoggle" elicited two spirited responses. U.S. Kit Bond described my article as "highly misleading or, in some cases, patently false." And corn industry lobbyist Gary Marshall wrote, "This finance professor for a state-funded university is not seeing the whole picture."...
Walking to school (05/13/08)
There are plenty of readers of the Southeast Missourian who remember walking to school and home again in the afternoon. Every day. Year around. Some of them like to tell their children and grandchildren that it was uphill both ways. Or that it snowed every day. Earlier this month, 100 students at Alma Schrader Elementary School in Cape Girardeau walked from Dennis Scivally Park to the school. It was uphill all the way...
Thanks for helping in time of need (05/13/08)
To the editor: On behalf of Les Glastetter and his family, I would like to thank all of those who helped us replace the roof shingles on Les' home. A special thanks to Elliot Shearon who donated his roofing and constructions skills, my fellow members of the WarChild Riding group, and Les' friends and neighbors who pitched in and helped in so many ways. ...
Speak Out 5/13/08 (05/13/08)
Insurance coverage I'M AN insurance agent, and I always put water and sewer backup on our clients' homeowner's policies, because a few dollars a year could result in saving you thousands of dollars. That's the reason you do it. East Main parking...
New Parent Support Volunteers Trained (05/13/08)
On May 12, 2008, the Heartland Down Syndrome Association hosted training for New Parent Support Volunteers. Training was provided by Christy Klaus and Linda Orso of the Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis, of which the HDSA is a community group. ...
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