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Wente's accomplishments at Southeast Missouri Hospital (07/16/08)
1991 The Southeast Missouri Hospital School of Nursing is established, offering an LPN to RN diploma program, the first of its kind in Missouri. Today, the College of Nursing & Health Sciences offers an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree, an Associate of Applied Science in Radiologic Technology, a Certificate in Medical Technology and a Certificate in Surgical Technology. ...
Southeast Missouri family chases down car thief (07/16/08)
VAN BUREN, Mo. - A Fairdealing, Mo., man facing a possible jail sentence fled from court and led a high-speed chase in a stolen car before being run down by the car owner's family and arrested when authorities arrived. Randall D. Hancock, 46, was in court on a probation violation when, according to officials, he told his mother he was going to the restroom and instead exited the Carter County Court House at about 9:50 a.m. Monday...
About 150 jobs with possibility of 350 coming to Sikeston (07/16/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — Today is a great day not only for Sikeston, but all of Southeast Missouri, according to Mayor Mike Marshall. Following months of negotiations, Orgill Inc., known as the world's largest independent distributor of home improvement products, announced today that it will build its new distribution center in Sikeston. ...
Stoddard County man pleads guilty to three dogfighting charges (07/16/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A Stoddard County man pleaded guilty to three felony counts of dogfighting Wednesday, and the state dropped 21 of the original felony charges he faced. Jamie D. Sifford, 30, of Dudley, Mo., received a sentence of three years in prison for each charge, to run concurrently with each other...
Coming along quietly: Using force to make an arrest is uncommon for most area departments (07/16/08)
In the past two months, Cape Girardeau police have handled about 10 incidents involving resistance to arrest. The incidents ranged from a 16-year-old girl damaging a vehicle while attempting to escape custody to a suspect fleeing the scene of an alleged shooting...
Woman accused of murder allowed to attend private visitation for her son (07/16/08)
The same day a St. Louis County Circuit judge set a date for a Bollinger County woman to be tried on first-degree murder charges, he also decided she should be allowed to say goodbye to her son. In the custody of sheriff's deputies from Bollinger and Cape Girardeau counties, Lisa A. Barlow was permitted to attend a private visitation Tuesday morning for her son, Brandon Wayne Bentley, at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo...
I-57 reduced to one lane Thursday (07/16/08)
Southbound Interstate 57 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane Thursday as crews from the Missouri Department of Transportation perform routine bridge repairs. The repairs will take place on a quarter-mile stretch of road over North Cut Ditch. The bridge is about one mile north of I-55. Weather permitting, the work will take place Thursday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Signs will mark the work zone...
Emerson Bridge to be reduced to one lane Thursday (07/16/08)
The eastbound lanes of the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge will be reduced to one lane starting Thursday and continuing through July 23. Repairs will take place from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. The work is to make emergency repairs to a conduit damaged when a crane atop a towboat struck the underside of the bridge Monday. ...
Candidates report April-June finances (07/16/08)
The candidates for District 1 commissioner in Cape Girardeau County are backing up their words with cash. And in the other hotly contested primary in Cape Girardeau County, two of the three Republican candidates for the 158th Missouri House seat are in a virtual tie for financial support, while the third candidate is running close behind...
Arrest made in connection with hit and run (07/16/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — An arrest was made in the hit-and-run accident that injured a Marble Hill teenager July 4 on County Road 836, three miles north of Marble Hill. Police allege that Ronnie Walker Jr., 25, of Marble Hill was driving the blue pickup truck that hit the motorcycle of Devan Guard, 16, and left the accident scene...
Cost of diesel putting pinch on Southeast Missouri farm budgets (07/16/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Record-high diesel prices have doubled -- and in some cases tripled -- the costs of farming during the past year, leaving farmers and other big consumers of energy looking at ways to save money. Fred Ferrell, president of Mid Valley Irrigation Inc. in Charleston, Mo., said the agriculture industry is a significant user of energy, and in particular, diesel...
Benefit planned for Marble Hill's Magnolia Park (07/16/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A musical fundraiser to put a stage in Marble Hill's Magnolia Park includes ears of fresh sweet corn for $4 a dozen, ice cream and plenty of free music. The party runs from noon to 6 p.m. Saturday. Bluegrass, gospel and country bands are booked: Acoustic Crossroads of Poplar Bluff, Mo., at 1:15 p.m.: The Tuckers of Jackson at 2 p.m.; Arlington of Marquand, Mo., at 3:15 p.m.; The Gipsons of Marquand at 4:15 p.m.; Saved by Grace of Advance, Mo., at 5 p.m.; and The Ezells of Grassy, Mo., at 5:45 p.m.. ...
Candidates take positions on charter (07/16/08)
The turmoil in Cape Girardeau County government over Sunshine Law issues, fighting among commissioners and regulating growth could move beyond a debate over personality clashes to the question of whether there is a better way to run the county. During a forum Tuesday night, the 13 candidates seeking to take over the District 1 commission seat being vacated by Larry Bock staked out positions on charter government. ...
Woman, 23, found dead in bathtub (07/16/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — It will be several weeks before authorities know what caused the death of a Poplar Bluff woman found dead Saturday in her bathtub. An autopsy was performed Monday on Tasha Endsley by Dr. Michael Zaricor at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center in Farmington, Mo., according to Butler County Coroner Larry Cotrell...
Autopsy determines bullet to head killed Poplar Bluff murder victim (07/16/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — An autopsy Monday at a Farmington, Mo., hospital determined a Poplar Bluff man died of a gunshot wound to the head. Dr. Michael Zaricor, a pathologist at Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, performed the autopsy on John Lee Griffin, 54...
Area businesses reap benefits of stimulus checks (07/16/08)
As the first economic stimulus checks reached Americans in March, Slumberland manager Jon Stephens was excited about the possibilities the money would bring to the Cape Girardeau furniture store. Four months later, the stimulus checks have resulted in increased sales for the business at 1809 N. Kingshighway. Bedroom furniture and sofas are among items customers have purchased with the checks, he said...
Guidelines call for cholesterol screenings as early as age 2 (07/16/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- If children have certain risk factors, they and their parents can expect cholesterol screenings as early as age 2. In guidelines issued Monday by the American Academy of Pediatrics, wider cholesterol screening for children and more aggressive use of cholesterol-lowering drugs starting as early as age 8 was recommend in an effort to prevent adult heart problems...
New post signals change for Southeast marketing effort (07/16/08)
Art Wallhausen's retirement from Southeast Missouri State University in August is opening doors for changes. For Karen Grebing, it means stepping into a newly created role -- director of marketing and university relations. She was director of marketing and development. Her new job is part of a merger of marketing and university communications offices, all run by Wayne Smith, vice president for university advancement and executive director of Southeast's foundation...
Helicopter crash in Baxter County, Ark., kills 2 (07/16/08)
SALESVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- A helicopter carrying a power-line inspector for a Missouri utility crashed Tuesday near the Norfork Dam in northern Arkansas, killing both the pilot and passenger, officials said. The helicopter, owned by Ozark Mountain Helicopters LLC, crashed just before 9:30 a.m., FAA spokesman Roland Herwig said. Baxter County sheriff's deputies said the helicopter came down on the south side of the North Fork River, downstream from the dam in the Overlook Estates area...
Columbia man seeks new trial for editor's slaying (07/16/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- The man convicted of robbing and killing former Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt is back in court seeking a new trial. Ryan Ferguson was sentenced in December 2005 to 30 years in prison for second-degree murder and 10 years for robbery. He was convicted of killing Columbia Daily Tribune sports editor Kent Heitholt, who was strangled and beaten in the newspaper parking lot on Nov. 1, 2001...
Former Missouri manufacturing plant investigated (07/16/08)
CAMERON, Mo. (AP) -- A former manufacturing plant is the new focus of an investigation into a high number of brain tumor cases in Cameron. Missouri and federal environmental officials took ground and water samples from the former Rockwool Industries plant Monday and Tuesday. They found no unusual levels of contaminants with hand-held devices but the material will be tested further in laboratories, said David Bryan, a spokesman for the Environmental Protection Agency in the Kansas City region...
Federal judge's ruling opens door to Mo. executions (07/16/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A federal judge in Missouri rules that the state's method of executing condemned prisoners by lethal injection is constitutional. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Fernando Gaitan in Kansas City presumably opens the door for executions to resume after nearly three years...
Panel of plane falls onto Mo. highway (07/16/08)
ST. PETERS, Mo. (AP) -- The Federal Aviation Administration and Delta Air Lines continue to investigate how a panel of a Delta jet fell off shortly after takeoff at Lambert Airport in St. Louis. The panel took a chunk out of Missouri Route 94 in St. Charles County. No one on the plane or on the ground was hurt...
Audit criticizes Mo. Ag Department over legal bill (07/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A state audit released Wednesday criticizes the Agriculture Department for trying to use an improper fund for a sexual harassment settlement and for lax administration of several programs. State Auditor Susan Montee said during a news conference that it's fair to characterize many of the problems as simple sloppiness, and that many of the troubles have since been corrected. The audit generally focused on 2006-2007...
Police: Man killed woman, self in Florissant mall (07/16/08)
FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) -- A man shot and killed a woman inside a suburban St. Louis mall on Wednesday before killing himself, police said. The shooting happened early Wednesday afternoon inside Jamestown Mall, said St. Louis County police spokeswoman Tracy Panus. No one else was hurt, but the mall was evacuated...
3 remain critical after massive wreck near St. Louis (07/16/08)
TOWN AND COUNTRY, Mo. (AP) -- Three people remain in critical condition, a day after a massive accident on Interstate 64 in suburban St. Louis. Two people died and 16 were injured in the pileup on Tuesday in Town and Country. Killed were Charles Cason of Caseyville, Ill., and Lydia Miller of Canton, Mo. Both were 55...
Audit criticizes Mo. Ag Department over legal bill (07/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A state audit says the Agriculture Department circumvented state laws by trying to use the wrong fund for a sexual harassment settlement. At issue was a settlemet between the department and former employee Heather Elder, who had accused then-Agriculture Director Fred Ferrell of sexual harassment...
InBev faces trick of selling 'All American Lager' (07/16/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) — In paying $52 billion for Anheuser-Busch because of the strength of the Budweiser and Bud Light brands, InBev SA will also be inheriting the King of Beers' weaknesses — which might only worsen when ownership of the largest U.S. brewer shifts into foreign hands...
Ill. House returns to tackle budget -- but doesn't (07/16/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Action on the state budget will have to wait another day. The Illinois House convened Tuesday afternoon but adjourned almost immediately. Democratic leaders are still trying to figure out how to deal with the governor's veto of $1.4 billion. Gov. Rod Blagojeviech said the spending plan that lawmakers had approved was more than $2 billion out of balance. They could hold separate votes on hundreds of cuts or try to lump everything together to save time...
Missouri starts budget year with $833 million surplus (07/16/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Although the economy remains shaky, Missouri is beginning its new budget year with its largest surplus in at least two decades. The surplus is due largely to savings that have built up over recent years, as tax revenue came in higher than expected and state agencies spent less than anticipated...
InBev may consider selling Anheuser-Busch theme parks (07/16/08)
ST. LOUIS -- When Anheuser-Busch executives announced a cost-cutting plan in June, they surprised analysts by not proposing to sell the company's amusement parks and entertainment holdings. Belgian brewer InBev is likely to be less sentimental. Having agreed to buy the largest U.S. ...
Astronauts take another spacewalk for tamer projects (07/16/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- The space station's two Russian astronauts stepped outside for the second time in less than a week Tuesday, taking a spacewalk that promised to be tame compared to last week's work with explosives. Although Sergei Volkov and Oleg Kononenko had a lengthy to-do list, none of the chores were notably complicated or dangerous this time around...
Congress votes to override veto on Medicare bill (07/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- Congress on Tuesday rejected President Bush's veto of legislation protecting doctors from a 10.6 percent cut in their reimbursement rates when treating Medicare patients. The override vote in the House was 383-41, easily meeting the two-thirds threshold needed to nullify the president's veto. About an hour later, the Senate voted to override, 70-26...
Release denied for dying Manson follower (07/16/08)
SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- A follower of Charles Manson who stabbed pregnant actress Sharon Tate to death nearly 40 years ago but is dying of brain cancer in a California prison was denied compassionate release Tuesday. The California Board of Parole released its unanimous decision on the release of Susan Atkins hours after a 90-minute hearing, during which it heard impassioned pleas from both sides...
U.S. feeling highest inflation since 1980s (07/16/08)
WASHINGTON -- The U.S. economic downturn gained steam Tuesday, with a report of the highest inflation since the early 1980s, more bad news for banks and a suggestion by the Federal Reserve chief that worse days are ahead. President Bush sought to bolster confidence by declaring that the financial system was "basically sound," but he conceded: "It's been a difficult time for many American families."...
Study: American children become sluggish as teens (07/16/08)
CHICAGO -- One of the largest studies of its kind shows just how sluggish American children become once they hit the teen years: While 90 percent of 9-year-olds get a couple of hours of exercise most days, fewer than 3 percent of 15-year-olds do. What's more, the study suggests that fewer than a third of teens that age get even the minimum recommended by the government -- an hour of moderate-to-vigorous exercise, like cycling, brisk walking, swimming or jogging...
GM to cut salaried workers, production (07/16/08)
DETROIT -- General Motors Corp. said Tuesday it will lay off salaried workers, cut truck production, suspend its dividend and borrow $2 billion to $3 billion to weather a severe downturn in the U.S. market. GM said the moves will raise $15 billion to help cover losses and turn around its North American operations, including $10 billion from internal cost-cutting and $5 billion from selling some assets and borrowing against others...
Guantanamo Bay hidden-camera video offers glimpse into interrogations (07/16/08)
TORONTO -- Burying his face in his hands, a 16-year-old captured in Afghanistan sobs and calls out "Oh, Mommy!" in a hidden-camera video released Tuesday that provides the first look at interrogations inside the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay...
The long goodbye: AL wins All-Star game 4-3 in 15 (07/16/08)
NEW YORK (AP) — J.D. Drew wondered whether he'd be pitching soon. Clint Hurdle sounded out David Wright about his mound prowess. It was the 15th inning of the final All-Star game at Yankee Stadium, and the bullpens were empty. As goodbyes go, this was a long, long one...
An asterick doesn't belong on this year's Claret Jug (07/16/08)
By Doug Ferguson The Associated Press SOUTHPORT, England -- The claret jug deserves an asterisk. How else to describe a British Open in which the winner did not have to beat the best player around? Your name is engraved on the oldest trophy in golf, but did you really earn it? Was it a true test?...
Starting is easy part, retiring is hard (07/16/08)
By TIM DAHLBERG The Associated Press Brett Favre went on national television to try to explain something he couldn't quite explain. He's got plenty of company, because when it comes to retirement there aren't many athletes who can figure out when it's really over...
Kaverman to interview for opening in Michigan (07/16/08)
Southeast Missouri State director of athletics Don Kaverman is one of three finalists for the position of associate athletics director at Ferris State University. Ferris State, located in Big Rapids, Mich., competes in NCAA Division II for all sports except men's ice hockey, which fields a Division I program...
Annual Lassies Classic seeks new champs (07/16/08)
The chase for the title in the Lassies Classic golf tournament appears to be wide open. Especially without the two-time defending champions and perennial tournament powers in the field. New Madrid's Diane Fowler and Harriette Myers rolled to last year's championship by five strokes, after winning in 2006 by one stroke...
Caps' streak ends at eight vs. Fairview (07/16/08)
The Plaza Tire Capahas lost a late lead Tuesday night and saw their eight-game winning streak come to an end. Host Fairview Heights, Ill., scored three runs in the bottom of the eighth inning to beat the Capahas 7-5. Plaza Tire fell to 22-5 by losing for just the second time in its past 19 games. The Capahas swung wood bats, as is their custom, while Fairview Heights used aluminum...
Kennedy to compete in 2008 Paralympic Games (07/16/08)
The 2008 Paralympic Games in Beijing may be the last hurrah for Jill Kennedy. But the 37-year-old Zalma native and Southeast Missouri State graduate is not planning to exit quietly from international competition. "For the discus, I would really love to get a medal," Kennedy said Tuesday in a phone interview from her home near Charlottesville, Va. ...
AL tries to extend streak against NL (07/16/08)
NEW YORK -- Center fielder Nate McLouth threw out a runner at the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning, and Aaron Cook wriggled out of two jams to keep the All-Star game tied at 3-3 on Tuesday night at Yankee Stadium. Tampa Bay rookie Evan Longoria hit an RBI double off Billy Wagner with two outs in the eighth, pulling the American League into a 3-all tie...
Schleck spends day off pondering 1 second (07/16/08)
PAU, France -- Frank Schleck of Luxembourg wants ideas. The Tour de France resumes today and he's trying to figure out how to erase his 1-second deficit to race leader Cadel Evans of Australia. After 10 stages and more than 46 hours of racing, competitors took a rest day Tuesday after two punishing days in the Pyrenees in which Evans captured the yellow jersey for the first time in his career...
Garcia hopes to ride Spanish wave to title (07/16/08)
Sergio Garcia is looking to add another victory to what has already been a memorable summer for Spanish sports. The country's soccer team claimed its first major international title in 44 years, capturing the European championship, then Rafael Nadal ended Roger Federer's five-year winning streak at Wimbledon in an epic final match...
Favre is tempted to Pack for camp (07/16/08)
MILWAUKEE -- Brett Favre says he's tempted to show up at the Green Bay Packers' training camp just to call the team's "bluff." In the second part of an interview with Fox News, the 38-year-old quarterback said he knows his arrival in camp would cause a media circus. Packers players are scheduled to report July 27...
A raisin in the sun: Gardeners risking skin cancer (07/16/08)
Perhaps it's fitting that a food product — the seedless grape — was the image picked for a major anti-sunning campaign. Gardeners are among the most at risk for developing skin cancer. All that weeding and watering, mowing and mulching was once considered a happy way to build a tan. But years of sun exposure can have a terminally dark side...
Santa Fe shop serves heirloom chocolate drinks (07/16/08)
SANTA FE, N.M. -- Walk in, take a whiff. Ahhhh, chocolate. Now take a sip. Mmmmm, high-octane chocolate with hints of chili. Or rose. Or nutmeg. Or almond. Welcome to the Kakawa Chocolate House and the world of Mark Sciscenti -- chocolate historian, chocolate alchemist, chocolate artisan, chocolate lecturer, baker, herbalist...
Gold-medal recipes from Silver Dollar City (07/16/08)
We recently visited Branson, Mo., with some friends and had a wonderful time. Our daughter rode every single roller coaster in Branson and loved every minute of it. While in Silver Dollar City, I purchased two of the official cookbooks for Silver Dollar City. ...
'Mamma Mia!' an exuberantly goofy mess (07/16/08)
ABBA songs are, of course, evil in musical form. Just try getting "Dancing Queen" out of your head once it's burrowed its way in there. "Waterloo," too, is especially pesky. But "Mamma Mia" might be the most tenacious tune in the 1970s Swedish pop group's canon...
New 'Family Guy' spinoff 'Cleveland' to be multiethnic (07/16/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A "Family Guy" spinoff show featuring the character Cleveland Brown is mixing up its voice cast, ethnically speaking. Mike Henry, who is white, will continue to provide the voice for Cleveland on Fox's new animated series. Joining Henry in the cast will be black actors Sanaa Lathan, Nia Long and Kevin Michael Richardson, the network announced Monday...
Kimmel, Silverman end relationship (07/16/08)
NEW YORK -- Jimmy Kimmel and Sarah Silverman have broken up, their publicists said Monday. "Jimmy and Sarah have no further comment," Kimmel's spokesman Lewis Kay said, confirming the split that was first reported on Vanity Fair magazine's Web site...
Stella Chandley (07/16/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Stella Mae Chandley, 86, of Cairo died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Daystar Care Center. She was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Blandville, Ky., daughter of George and Ruby Blanks Jenkins. She and Raymond Chandley were married in 1984. He preceded her in death...
Colleen Russell (07/16/08)
Ruby Colleen Horn Russell, 72, died July 14, 2008, at her home. She was born April 24, 1936, in Lilbourn, Mo., to Emerson B. and Edna R. Horn. Her family moved to Cape Girardeau in 1940, where Colleen graduated from Central High School in 1954. Upon graduation, she studied radiology at the old Saint Francis Hospital...
Avery Crites Jr. (07/16/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Avery Rosewell Crites Jr., 93, of Marble Hill died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Clearview Nursing Home in Sikeston, Mo. He was born May 30, 1915, in Lutesville, Mo., son of Avery Rosewell and Sadie Ellen Hahn Crites. He and Freda Mae James were united in marriage June 1, 1935. She died June 26, 2007...
Naomi Warren (07/16/08)
Naomi Marcella Warren, 77, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born July 15, 1931, at Parma, Mo., daughter of Robert George and Martha Moore Nesler. She and Talmadge Warren were married Sept. 23, 1950, in Piggott, Ark. He died May 26, 1998...
Elmer Buhs (07/16/08)
Elmer O. Buhs, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Feb. 11, 1935, in Ancell, son of George and Mary Weidifeld Buhs. He and Betty Kilhafner were married Oct. 27, 1956, in Cape Girardeau. Buhs served in the U.S. Navy 22 years, which included service in the Korean conflict, Vietnam War, and as part of the first Nuclear Power Task Force on its first tour around the world...
Glennon Geile (07/16/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glennon D. Geile, 85, of Perryville died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Jefferson Memorial Hospital in Crystal City, Mo. He was born May 3, 1923, at Silver Lake, Mo., son of Theodore and Alice French Geile. He and Ella Joy were married June 24, 2000...
Hazel Eaves (07/16/08)
Hazel M. Eaves, 91, of Cape Girardeau and more recently of Bloomington, Ill., passed away Thursday, July 10, 2008, after a brief illness. Hazel had requested upon death to be taken to Washington School of Medicine in St. Louis. This would be her final gift to the world...
Fire report 7/16/08 (07/16/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 5:12 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Hillcrest Drive. n At 7:20 p.m., emergency medical service in the 400 block of Green Acres Drive. n At 8:44 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of South West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 7/16/08 (07/16/08)
25 years ago: July 16, 1983 Applications by two banks -- First Exchange Corp., holding company of Jackson Exchange Bank, and Cape County Bank of Jackson headquartered in Jackson -- for charters to establish new banks in Cape Girardeau have been approved by the Missouri Commissioner of Finance...
Healthy state: Community colleges, CHS reunion, candidate forum (07/16/08)
Gov. Matt Blunt's recent news releases generate stories but not front-page headlines. After inheriting a $1.1 billion deficit budget when he came to office in 2005, Missouri has ended with a positive balance for the third year in a row obtained with no tax increases...
Lose those loss limits (07/16/08)
It appears likely a measure will be on the November election ballot in Missouri that would end the $500 loss limit at Missouri casinos and put a moratorium on the number of casinos in the state. A challenge to the wording of the petition title of the proposal was ruled in favor of the measure this past week, and that should set the stage for the November vote...
Independence project is major improvement (07/16/08)
Major improvements on a vital stretch of Independence Street in Cape Girardeau has begun. In the coming months, certain intersections will be closed for up to three weeks at a time as workers make their way from Pacific Street to Kingshighway widening and improving the road. One-way traffic is planned between Kings¿highway and Caruthers Avenue...
Speak Out 7/16/08 (07/16/08)
Fantastic open house I WANT to commend the SEMMA Club for its fantastic open house last weekend. Thanks largely to the hard work and planning of Brian Seyer and Kenny New to help turn an old landfill into a great airfield for remote-controlled planes. Watching so many pilots (some from quite a distance away) fly their jets, biplanes and other craft was truly amazing. Thanks, SEMMA. I can't wait for the next event...
The Forgotten Children (07/16/08)
On any given day, 852 children enter the foster care system in the United States--nearly 6,000 every week. We cannot ignore these children who have been forgotten by the vast majority of Americans. If you want to be the difference in these children's lives, become a CASA, Court Appointed Special Advocate, Volunteer...
Not Superman Motorcycle Rally (07/16/08)
Online Pet of the Week (07/16/08)
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