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Area teachers going on field trip to expand their knowledge of history (06/22/08)
About 35 teachers will embark on a field trip of their own today, studying the Ohio River's influence on westward movement. In July, another batch of teachers will fan out across Missouri and Kansas to explore Winston Churchill's, Harry Truman's and Dwight Eisenhower's legacies...
Boy Scouts work to preserve tradition, cabin in Benton, Mo. (06/22/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- People always have to give back. That's what keeps an organization going. That's something Jim Arteme, a former Scout Master of Troop 25 in Benton, said he taught children in Boy Scouts years ago. And now it's something the current troop and community members are asking others to do to keep the tradition of scouting alive in Benton, in addition to preserving an almost 70-year-old cabin...
East County Fire Protection District hopes turmoil is over (06/22/08)
On Thursday, the firefighters of East County Fire Protection District met for the first time since the resignations of chief Jim Hanks, Capt. Jimmy Hanks Jr. and several others a week ago. The overall message interim chief Dwayne Kirchhoff got from his firefighters is that it's time to move forward, Kirchhoff said...
Family Festival at Indian Park (06/22/08)
Tiring work (06/22/08)
The ethanol option: More using E85 mix, which is cheaper than pure gasoline (06/22/08)
At $2.94 per gallon, Patricia Ann Smith pumped the E85 blend of gasoline and ethanol into her 2001 white Ford Ranger on Wednesday. "It's been a great money-saver for me," Smith said as she kept an eye on the amount of fuel she was putting into her vehicle at the Rhodes 101 convenience store at South Sprigg Street and Highway 74 in Cape Girardeau. ...
Carbondale native to be in documentary on blacks in Marines in WWII (06/22/08)
Carbondale, Ill. -- The Rev. Dr. Archibald Mosely, a native of Carbondale and a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, will be featured in a documentary on national television Tuesday about the first blacks to serve in the U.S. Marines during World War II...
Democrats must define issues to win, state chairman says (06/22/08)
Democrats cannot let "guns, gays and God" take over as election issues, Missouri Democratic Party chairman John Temporiti told a woman's Democratic club Saturday night. To win, they must succeed in defining bread-and-butter issues like work, education and health care, he said...
Club news 6/22/08 (06/22/08)
Cape Girardeau County Extension Council The Cape Girardeau County Extension Council met June 5 at the Cape County Extension office in Jackson for its quarterly meeting. Agnes Wachter, president, called the meeting to order. Martha Slaten reported on the FCE spring district meeting held April 23 in Sedgewickville, Mo...
State gets federal funding for Real ID program (06/22/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Missouri will get $17 million to help develop and test the Real ID program and will house a verification hub to help states validate identification cards. The federal Real ID Demonstration Grants were announced Friday by the Homeland Security Department...
Task force investigates child pornography (06/22/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Child-exploitation investigators found something unsettling when they recently took a 30-day snapshot of files being shared through computers in Missouri. More than 7,000 computers were trading known images of child pornography. The Kansas City area accounted for more than 700 of those computers, which used peer-to-peer software similar to that used to trade music...
Medical advances allowing zoo animals to live to golden years (06/22/08)
Even as a youngster, Rollie looked older and wiser than his years. His white mustache sprouted longer by the month, until it flamed from his cheeks like a German kaiser's. Sometimes it all but hid his mouth. In the last few years, though, the tribulations of age -- not just the appearance of it -- have begun catching up with Rollie. ...
Barge floats 2-story home from Washington to Canada (06/22/08)
HUNTS POINT, Wash. -- Rolling the waterfront house onto a barge on Lake Washington took slightly more than 20 minutes. The home's maritime trip to British Columbia is taking a bit longer. In an effort to preserve a spectacular home at a bargain price, a Canadian family is moving the 3,360-square-foot, two-story house from this suburb east of Seattle to Vancouver Island...
Report: U.S. nuclear weapon facilities in Europe need security upgrades (06/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- Nuclear sites in Europe controlled by the U.S. Air Force need upgrades to meet Defense Department security requirements, according to an internal report recently made public. The 118-page investigative report was part of broad review of U.S. nuclear weapons facilities around the world under Air Force command. The report concludes that "nuclear surety in the USAF is sound, but needs strengthening."...
Calif. firefighters work on dozens of blazes (06/22/08)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Thunderstorms sparked as many as 75 wildfires in a wilderness area in far Northern California on Saturday as officials farther south got close to containing a blaze that destroyed several homes and forced thousands to evacuate...
Obama, McCain spar over levee funds (06/22/08)
MIAMI -- With communities in the Midwest still under water, Democrat Barack Obama on Saturday criticized Republican John McCain for opposing federal spending on flood prevention programs and opened a new debate in the White House race. McCain's campaign said Obama was confusing the facts and engaging in typical political attacks the Democrat rejects in his speeches...
Aging levee poses threat to East St. Louis (06/22/08)
EAST ST. LOUIS, Ill. -- When record flooding ravaged much of the Midwest in 1993, the earthen wall protecting one of the nation's poorest cities stood fast against the Mississippi River. Fifteen years later, as the river rises in a new round of historic flooding in the nation's heartland, there are fresh worries that the levee safeguarding the city's 30,000 residents is showing its age...
Opposition mounts to clean air rule change affecting parks (06/22/08)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Critics fear the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will adopt a rule in the waning days of the Bush administration that will make it easier to build coal-fired power plants near national parks. The proposed change, pending since last June, comes as the utility industry moves into its biggest building boom in coal-fueled power plants in decades. ...
Rice to make Asia trip amid positive steps by North Korea (06/22/08)
WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice heads to Asia this week amid signs of an imminent breakthrough in efforts to get North Korea to abandon nuclear weapons and bring a formal end to the Korean War. After months of delay, the communist North appears set to hand over an accounting of its atomic activities by the end of the month, fulfilling a key step in the denuclearization process that will trigger an announcement by the Bush administration that it intends to lift sanctions against Pyongyang, U.S. ...
River rises higher than projected, but situation doesn't worsen in Mo. (06/22/08)
FOLEY, Mo. -- Amid the battle to hold back the swollen Mississippi River, some towns in northeastern Missouri and Illinois got an unwelcome surprise Saturday as river levels rose higher than projected. Recent levee breaks north of Canton, not far from the Iowa line, had allowed the river level to drop there and at other towns far north of St. Louis...
Franklin, Ross actors set wedding date (06/22/08)
PHILADELPHIA -- Benjamin Franklin and Betsy Ross are getting married, just in time for the Fourth of July. Ralph Archbold and Linda Wilde, who are well-known for their portrayals of the historical figures, plan a public ceremony on the steps of Independence Hall on July 3. Archbold says he and Wilde and the entire wedding party will be in costume...
Mexico City mayor suspends officials after stampede kills 12 (06/22/08)
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico City's mayor expressed outrage Saturday that teens as young as 13 were among the dozen people killed in a nightclub stampede and said the officials involved in the police raid that sparked the crush had been suspended. Police went to check reports of underage drinking and drugs in the News Divine club in a working-class Mexico City neighborhood Friday evening, causing hundreds of customers to try to flee the club...
Monument to enema treatments opened in Russian spa town (06/22/08)
MOSCOW -- A monument to the enema, a procedure many people would rather not think about, has been unveiled at a spa in the southern Russian city of Zheleznovodsk. The bronze syringe bulb, which weighs 800 pounds and is held by three bronze angels, was unveiled at the Mashuk-Akva Term spa, the spa's director said Thursday...
Watchdog chief warns against attack on Iran (06/22/08)
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The U.N. nuclear watchdog chief warned in comments aired Saturday that any military strike on Iran could turn the Mideast into a "ball of fire" and lead the country to a more aggressive stance on its controversial nuclear program...
Olympic torch travels through Tibet under heavy security (06/22/08)
LHASA, China -- Hundreds of police and paramilitary troops stood watch and hand-picked onlookers cheered as the Olympic torch passed through the Tibetan capital Saturday, the scene of bloody anti-government riots three months earlier. No disruptions were reported, although the mood overall was far more subdued than at the torch's earlier stops in cities in China proper...
Deal sought on future of U.S. role in Iraq (06/22/08)
BAGHDAD -- A new battle in the Iraq war is shaping up -- not in the streets of Baghdad but in the halls of government where the future of America's role across the region is on the line. American and Iraqi officials have expressed new resolve to hammer out far-reaching deals that would allow U.S. forces to remain on bases across Iraq once the U.N. mandate expires at year's end...
Mugabe: Opposition lying about political violence (06/22/08)
HARARE, Zimbabwe -- President Robert Mugabe accused the opposition of falsely claiming that their supporters were being beaten up ahead of next week's presidential runoff, state-run media reported Saturday. "They say this so that they can later say the elections were not free and fair. Which is a damn lie," the state Herald newspaper quoted Mugabe as saying at a campaign rally Friday in the western city of Bulawayo...
Coaching moves abound (06/22/08)
Scott City coach Lance Amick said it's easy to see how often local schools make coaching changes by reading the Southeast Missourian Christmas basketball tournament program. "The program always lists the coach and how long they've been at the school," Amick said. ...
Districts put varying weight on wins (06/22/08)
Central athletic director Mark Ruark thinks the win/loss record of a community's most popular high school sports teams does matter when deciding to retain a coach. "In my opinion, success is not always measured in wins and losses," said Ruark, who will vacate his position July 1. "But ultimately, I think in some of your higher-profile sports, it does come down to wins and losses."...
Coaches say explaining expectations would be helpful (06/22/08)
When Brian Brandtner accepted his position as the Bell City boys basketball coach before the 2005-06 season, the Cubs were coming off two straight final four appearances, including a Class 1 state championship. "I came to Bell City and a lot of people thought things were said," Brandtner said. "Never one time did anybody say, 'If you don't win a state championship, you're fired.'"...
Area calendar (06/22/08)
Athletics n Fellowship of Christian Athletes luncheon: The Fellowship of Christian Athletes will host a luncheon July 1 to explain more about the organization and discuss the potential for ministry in the area. It will be held at the Saint Francis Medical Center's Franciscan Conference Room and start at 11:45 a.m. Info or to register: Bill Ray, 280-0932....
Area digest (06/22/08)
Post 63 earns pair of victories The Cape Girardeau Plaza Tire Post 63 Junior American Legion baseball team won both games it played Saturday as the host of the River City Roundup. Jamie Pickel used both his arm and hot bat to lead Plaza Tire to an 8-3 win in its first game, against the Southern Illinois Bullets...
Capahas extend winning streak to seven games (06/22/08)
Round one of the Plaza Tire Capahas' highly anticipated series went their way. They'll try to continue their winning streak today. The Capahas knocked off the Crestwood (Ill.) Panthers 5-2 on Saturday night in a matchup of top-10 finishers from last year's National Baseball Congress World Series...
LaBruyere improves to 2-0 on mound (06/22/08)
Brad LaBruyere is young enough that he was eligible for one final summer of American Legion baseball. Instead he opted to pitch for the Plaza Tire Capahas, where he is that team's youngest player. Competing against older, more experienced athletes has not been a problem for the Cape Girardeau Central High School graduate so far...
Special ambience Backyard and patio at Cape home make cool place to relax (06/22/08)
Picture enjoying summer in a landscaped, shady backyard with hostas, ivy and daylilies galore. A relaxing, centrally located pond trimmed with perennials and stone is shaded by a tree. This pleasant, established garden spot needs little maintenance and is on a level lot with pet-safe electric fencing, soaker hoses and cedar fencing...
41 at 58: Man takes on long distance run for a birthday goal (06/22/08)
On his 58th birthday, Dave Hardesty woke up at the Days Inn in Sikeston, Mo., and ran 41 miles to his home in Cape Girardeau. At 58, and mile 40, Hardesty was still able to hold a steady conversation. He said he started mapping out his course after he ran the St. Louis Marathon in April, but the idea for a birthday run, which was Thursday, came some 11 years ago...
Virginia Gunn (06/22/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Virginia Lee Gunn, 89, of Houston, formerly of Anna, died Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the Oddyssey House Hospice Center in Conroe, Texas. She was born July 7, 1918, in Marion, Ill., daughter of Thomas Fred and Rona Williams Simpson. She and Harry Gunn were married in 1950. He died in 1995...
Terry Yeckley (06/22/08)
Terry Lee Yeckley, 47, of Olive Branch, Ill. and formerly of Anna, Ill., died Saturday, June 21, 2008, in Alexander County. He was born Nov. 5, 1960, at Anna, son of C.B. and Mary Wright Yeckley. Survivors include his parents; his daughter, Rachel Harvel; his special friend, Holly Lacey of Olive Branch, Ill.; two sisters, Tina McGraven of Jonesboro, Ill., Gina Greenwood of Franklin, Tenn.; and two grandchildren...
Frances Vick (06/22/08)
Anna, Ill. -- Frances Mae Vick, 88, of Dongola, Ill., died Friday, June, 20, 2008, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born March 11, 1920, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of Alfred and Mamie Helen Lingle Mitchell. She and Robert Benton Vick were married Dec. 3, 1940, in Illmo, Mo. He died May 27, 1953...
Kenneth Moore (06/22/08)
Sikeston, Mo. -- Kenneth J. Moore, 68, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Myrtle Massa (06/22/08)
Marble Hill, Mo. -- Myrtle Marie Massa, 74, of Marble Hill died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 28, 1934, in Delta, daughter of Jim and Pearl Newell Estes. She and the Rev. Clinton L. Massa were married Dec. 20, 1952...
James Rowland (06/22/08)
James Wilson Rowland, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 20, 2008, in Jackson. He was born May 27, 1947, in Illmo, Mo., son of Clyde and Mary Elizabeth Wilson Rowland. He and Sharon K. Garms Rowland were married Jan. 15, 1972, in Cape Girardeau...
Judy Rothenberger (06/22/08)
Judy Fern Griffin Rothenberger, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, June 20, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 2, 1941, in Jacksonville, Fla., daughter of Robert W. and Sarah Fern Nevins Griffin. She and Dale Edward Rothenberger were married May 26, 1961, in Marshfield, Mo...
Elton Reisenbichler (06/22/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Elton Herbert Reisenbichler, 86, of Chaffee, Mo., died Saturday, June 21, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born July 27, 1921, in New Wells, Mo., son of Martin and Anna Erlbacher Reisenbichler. He and Esther E. Koenig were married Sept. 27, 1947...
Bernadette Campbell (06/22/08)
Bernadette A. St. Cyre Campbell died June 20, 2008. She was baptized into the hope of Christ's resurrection. She was the beloved wife of the late Edward J. Campbell; dear mother of Patricia (Richard) Mullally, Mary (Joe) Lutker, Bernadette Gardner and Peter (Mary) Campbell; dear grandmother of Brian (Melissa) Mullally, Maureen (Howard) Weiser, Eileen (Scott) Sansoucie, Jason (Carrie) Blecka, Matthew (Charmaine) Blecha, Dr. ...
Evelyn Thiele (06/22/08)
Evelyn Jean Thiele, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, June 19, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Whitewater, daughter of Paul Eugene and Mildred Gertrude Ross Thiele. She is survived by her mother, Mildred Gertrude Thiele of Cape Girardeau; two sisters, Charlotte Poston of St. Louis and Joyce Higgs of Perryville, Mo...
Waldon Richey (06/22/08)
Retired Command Sgt. Major Waldon Lee "Rich" Richey, 84, received his final promotion May 29, 2008, in North Fort Myers, Fla. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, June; two sons, Michael Richey (Mary) of Cape Girardeau, Ron Richey (Jeannie) of Lehigh, Fla.; three grandchildren, Betsy Richey (Greg Deimund), Charles Waldon Richey (Crystal Koch Richey), Daniel Richey (Heather and daughter Rhiann); five great-grandchildren, Davis and Clayton Deimund, Garrett, Max and Camille Richey...
Births 6/22/2008 (06/22/08)
Easley Son to Corwin James and Erin Lea Easley of Cape Girardeau, Southeast Missouri Hospital, 8:56 a.m. Friday, June 13, 2008. Name, Jacob Roland. Weight, 7 pounds, 12 ounces. Mrs. Easley is the former Erin Schoen, daughter of Tom and Sandra Schoen of Oak Ridge. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Easley is the son of Laura and Jack Luttrell of Cape Girardeau and Jim and Sue Easley of Cottleville, Mo. He is employed at L&J Supply...
Dorlac - Irvin (06/22/08)
Doris Ann Dorlac and Simon Paul Irvin exchanged vows Oct. 6, 2007, at St. Mary's Cathedral. The Rev. Thomas Kiefer performed the ceremony. Organist was Danielle Bremer of Cape Girardeau. Vocalists were Ronald and Christa Hitt of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Barbara Eagle of Cape Girardeau. Thomas and Sydney Irvin of Scott City are parents of the groom...
Duvall - Wachter (06/22/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jennifer Ann Duvall and Adam Jared Wachter were united in marriage June 7, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. The Rev. Steven Dressler performed the ceremony. Organist was Tyson Wunderlich of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Terry Duvall and Robyn Roy of Perryville. The groom is the son of Rodney and Barb Wachter of Altenburg...
Fluegge - Kangas (06/22/08)
Anna Elizabeth Fluegge and Jacob William Kangas were united in marriage Oct. 20, 2007, at the Fluegge family farm. David Malnar performed the sunset ceremony. William Ettling played electric bass and Joseph Ettling played electric guitar, both of Jackson...
Klipfel - Vandeven (06/22/08)
ORAN, Mo. -- Danielle Nicole Klipfel and John David Vandeven were married Aug. 18, 2007, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran. The Rev. John Harth performed the ceremony. Organist was Pam Horrell of Leopold, Mo., and vocalist was Renee Reinagel of Kelso, Mo...
Stevens - Biri (06/22/08)
Gary and Judy Stevens of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brianna Anne Stevens, to Aaron Joseph Biri, both of St. Charles, Mo. He is the son of Michael and Lisa Biri of Jackson. Stevens is a 2005 graduate of Central High School, and is attending St. Charles Community College...
McGinty - Israelson (06/22/08)
Dr. and Mrs. Frank McGinty of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Allene Ramsey "Allie" McGinty, to Brett Lawrence Israelson, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harold Israelson of Lake of the Ozarks, Mo. McGinty is a graduate of Central High School, attended Southeast Missouri State University, and is a graduate of The Skin Institute in St. Louis. She is employed by Radiance Medical Spa in Chesterfield, Mo...
McCormick - Brueggeman (06/22/08)
Marianne McCormick of Cape Girardeau and Dean McCormick of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Deana Marie McCormick, to Barry Eugene Brueggeman. He is the son of Sam and Jane Brueggeman of Shipman, Ill. McCormick is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School, and a 2006 graduate of Quincy University. She is a special education teacher with Jackson School District...
Davis - Graber (06/22/08)
Harry and Lynn Davis of Ste. Genevieve, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashleigh Brooke Davis, to James Andrew Graber. He is the son of Steven and Melanie Graber of Manhattan, Kan. Mrs. Davis is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Davis is a 2003 graduate of Valle Catholic High School in Ste. Genevieve. She received a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2007. She is art director for Gulf Stream Park in Hallandale, Fla...
Kern - Landgraf (06/22/08)
Hamm - Adams (06/22/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- Theresa and David Siebert of Benton and Rick and Emily Hamm of Van Buren, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Keisha Ann Hamm, to Justin Paul Adams, both of Fenton, Mo. He is the son of Susan Adams of Fenton, and the late Eric Adams...
Hurt - 50 years (06/22/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Claude Hurt of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house June 14, 2008. It was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Hurt and Linda Martin were married June 7, 1958, in Brighton, Mo. The Hurts have three children, Mark Hurt of Cape Girardeau, Michelle Messina of New Lenox, Ill., and Tracy Hurt of Creston, Iowa. They have six grandchildren...
Westrich - 60 years (06/22/08)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Westrich of New Hamburg celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner at Ryan's Family Steak House May 17, 2008. Westrich and Veronica Bucher were married April 14, 1948, at St. Lawrence Church in New Hamburg...
Tuschhoff - 50 years (06/22/08)
Harold and Kay Tuschhoff of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on a cruise. They were married June 1, 1958, in Peoria, Ill. The couple has two sons, a daughter, and seven grandchildren.
Police report 6/22/2008 (06/22/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts n A motorcycle was reported stolen at 2555 Masters Drive. n A theft was reported at 727 Bellevue St. n A wallet was reported stolen at 805 Perry Ave...
Fire report 6/22/2008 (06/22/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 3 p.m., a carbon monoxide detection at 16 S. Pacific St. n At 4:23 p.m., a motor vehicle accident at Broadway and Lorimier Street. n At 6:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Frederick Street...
Out of the past 6/22/08 (06/22/08)
25 years ago: June 22, 1983 CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Chaffee has been selected as the site for the newest operation of the Henschell Manufacturing Co. of St. Louis; the company makes leather goods and hats. CHAFFEE, Mo. -- A former school superintendent here has been named to the Chaffee Board of Aldermen to serve the unexpired term of Robert Delezene, who died June 7; Mayor Robert Capshaw has appointed Reece Brown to serve the remainder of the two-year term...
Like father, like son or daughter (06/22/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID: "You're just like your father," my mom says. She's been saying it -- usually in exasperation -- for about 26 years now. I smile every time, because there aren't many people in this world I'd rather be more like. But it took me quite a few years to come to that conclusion...
Without the guidance of a father, boys can be led astray (06/22/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: Why is early supervision and discipline of a son by his father so important? Dear Reader: Let me illustrate this principle with a recent finding from the world of nature. Other than dogs, which I have always loved, the animals that fascinate me the most are elephants. These magnificent creatures are highly emotional and surprisingly intelligent...
Speak Out 6/22/08 (06/22/08)
Crosswalk hazard I AM a native Southeast Missourian (Malden High School 1969; Southeast Missouri State University 1974) now living in Oregon. I have been visiting family in Cape Girardeau the past 10 days. I had the opportunity to walk around the Southeast campus and downtown reminiscing about my college days. ...
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