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Poplar Bluff man accused of drug manufacturing held on $1 million bond (08/07/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff man, facing charges of manufacturing and distributing methamphetamine, is being held in the Butler County jail on $1 million bond...
Sikeston rodeo will feature rock band for first time in decades tonight (08/07/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. — For the first time in about two decades, Southern/classic rock music will be part of the Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo entertainment — and it has generated a lot of buzz. Tonight, .38 Special will perform following the rodeo events. The group, together for more than 30 years, is known for hit songs such as "Hold On Loosely," "If I'd Been the One" and "Rockin' into the Night."...
Chaffee man missing after boat collides with barge Wednesday night on Mississippi River (08/07/08)
Emergency crews are scouring the Mississippi River this morning for a man involved in a boating accident that occurred near the Bill Emerson Memorial Bridge last last night. According to Captain John Ryan of the Cape Girardeau Fire Department, both marine rescue units have been deployed for the search, and the U.S. Coast Guard has been notified...
Park shelter destroyed by suspicious fire (08/07/08)
Another suspicious fire broke out in Cape Girardeau County early Wednesday. Cape Girardeau firefighters received a call around 1 a.m. of a shelter on fire at Cape Girardeau County Park South and arrived to find the structure engulfed by the blaze, battalion chief Brian Shaffer said...
Gas for $2.69 backs up traffic in Poplar Bluff (08/07/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. — More than 250 people bought gas Tuesday afternoon at Rhodes 101 for $2.69 a gallon. Poplar Bluff police directed traffic for the two-hour event, with an average of one person filling up every 30 seconds. This first-time promotion from Big River Telephone appears to have struck a chord with the public, with southbound traffic on Westwood Boulevard at the Wal-Mart turnoff backed up for more than a half-mile during much of the event...
Chaffee City Council calls special meeting (08/07/08)
A special meeting of the Chaffee City Council tonight will focus on personnel. Though city officials technically could close the meeting, Mayor Loretta Mohorc said there's "no way" she wants that to happen. In February, she was confronted in a closed meeting during which several members of the council tried but failed to impeach her...
Cape school district sets transfer deadline for Jefferson students (08/07/08)
Parents of Jefferson Elementary School students will have until Tuesday evening to request their child be transferred to a better-performing school. Because students failed to meet targets under No Child Left Behind this year, school choice is an option...
Primary turnout down from 2004 in Cape County (08/07/08)
A depressed primary turnout helped create some election surprises Tuesday, and the numbers for some candidates could be a predictor of electoral difficulties when voters go to the polls again in November. Overall 24 percent of Cape Girardeau County voters, 12,173 out of 50,648 on the registration rolls, went to the polls. ...
Community briefs 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Women in Agriculture to meet tonight BENTON, Mo. — Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. today at the USDA office on Highway 77. Alexia Whitten, who works with cancer patients and people who want to always have their makeup in place, will be the guest speaker on the topic of permanent makeup. ...
Democratic chairwoman voted out (08/07/08)
Democratic voters in Tuesday's primary voted out the Cape Girardeau County Democratic chairwoman. But it doesn't indicate rejection of Brenda Woemmel's leadership -- she was campaigning for her opponent, Ellen Dillon. The August primary every two years is when party voters select people to represent their voting precinct on the basic organizational unit of every political party -- the county central committee. ...
Gas for $2.69 backs up traffic in Poplar Bluff (08/07/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- More than 250 people bought gas Tuesday afternoon at Rhodes 101 for $2.69 a gallon. Poplar Bluff police directed traffic for the two-hour event, with an average of one person filling up every 30 seconds. This first-time promotion from Big River Telephone appears to have struck a chord with the public, with southbound traffic on Westwood Boulevard at the Wal-Mart turnoff backed up for more than a half-mile during much of the event...
Election information: Links to stories and vote tallies (08/07/08)
Click on the links to read coverage of the primary election and see vote tallies for local and state races. ...
Shooting leaves one man injured (08/07/08)
Cape Girardeau police continue to investigate a shooting incident that occurred early Wednesday morning in the 100 block of Clark Avenue that left one man injured. The victim, a 22-year-old man, called the police department around 4 a.m. to report he'd just been shot, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Election matchups (08/07/08)
With the completion of the primary election, the Nov. 4 ballot is fixed with only a few possible exceptions. Here is the list of candidates Southeast Missouri voters will see in November: (i) Denotes incumbent Petitions submitted, under review possible recount...
Cape firefighters respond to basement blaze (08/07/08)
Cape Girardeau firefighters responded to a house fire at 802 William St. shortly before noon Wednesday. The fire was reported by the residents of the single-family home when the structure began filling with smoke, Cape Girardeau fire chief Rick Ennis said at the scene. Firefighters found a blaze in the basement of the home and quickly extinguished it, he said...
Some Scott City residents set to oppose new permit for defunct quarry (08/07/08)
For the third time this summer, a group of residents is upset about a quarry. Jay and Glenda Cassout's Lakeview Drive home sits next to a defunct Scott County quarry, owned by Dexter, Mo.-based company Seminole Ag-Lime. Jay Cassout, 61, said he recalls swimming in the quarry when he was 14 years old...
Summer camp's goal is to empower parents, groom future leaders (08/07/08)
Shaking can be felt from the basement. Pounding becomes audible in the hallway. From the moment the door opens, energetic yelling can be heard throughout the Family Resource Center. It's 9 a.m., or "harambee" time. Thirty day camp students gather in an old sanctuary, clapping, jumping and spinning. ...
Gun found in Cape Girardeau post office box (08/07/08)
Cape Girardeau's U.S. Post Office, 320 N. Frederick St., reported finding a gun in one of their post office boxes today, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Police are investigating the delivery and will run a trace on the gun to see if its been reported stolen, Hovis said...
Watch for hummingbirds then learn about them at Conservation Campus Nature Center (08/07/08)
Now is the perfect time to view hummingbirds. Late July and August are prime time for hummingbird migration in the area as ruby-throated hummingbirds gear up for their journey south. Ruby-throated hummingbirds are intensely inquisitive and easily attracted to feeders, where males in particular typically display aggressive behavior toward rivals, other birds and insects. ...
3 plead guilty in online gambling case (08/07/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Three Florida men associated with the online gambling firm BetOnSports face sentencing in October after pleading guilty to federal charges. William Hernan Lenis, his son, Will Lenis, and nephew Manny Lenis entered the pleas Wednesday in St. Louis...
Lt. Gov. Kinder says indicted lawmaker should resign (08/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder is calling for the resignation of a St. Louis lawmaker who has been indicted on charges of sexual assault. Kinder on Thursday also called on fellow Republicans to urge Republican House member Scott Muschany to resign...
Alexander appointed to Clay County judgeship (08/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- An assistant prosecutor is appointed to a judgeship in Clay County. Gov. Matt Blunt has picked Shane Alexander to take over for Clay County Circuit Judge Michael Maloney, who retired. Alexander, of Smithville, is the chief assistant prosecuting attorney in Clay County and also serves as municipal judge in Excelsior Springs...
Investigation urged in tasering of Mo. teen (08/07/08)
OZARK, Mo. (AP) -- Officials in Christian County are asking for a state investigation after Ozark police officers repeatedly used Tasers on an injured Branson teen last month. A police report says the officers found 17-year-old Mace Hutchinson lying on the shoulder of U.S. 65 early on the morning of July 19 after apparently falling from a nearby overpass...
Donnelly likely to seek re-count in Mo. AG primary (08/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Attorney general candidate Margaret Donnelly is likely to ask for a re-count in her Democratic primary against Chris Koster. Koster declared himself the winner of Tuesday's election. He has a 786-vote lead over Donnelly out of more than 346,000 votes cast. But the official results may not be certified until Aug. 26...
Cameras would catch Ill. highway reckless drivers (08/07/08)
CHICAGO (AP) -- Speeders on Illinois highways may be caught on camera if a new proposal gets through the Legislature. Governor Rod Blagojevich announced Thursday a plan to put speed enforcement cameras along interstate highways to crack down on reckless drivers...
Man fatally shot after stopping to help others in St. Louis (08/07/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A 23-year-old man is shot to death after being flagged down to presumably help others. St. Louis police identify the victim as 23-year-old James Fitch. The incident happened Tuesday night. Fitch and a passenger were flagged down by a group of men. Police spokeswoman Schron Jackson says two of the men approached the passenger side of Fitch's car and started talking. One of the men pulled out a gun and shot Fitch as he tried to drive off...
Double dose of good news for Koster (08/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Attorney general candidate Chris Koster got a double-dose of good news Wednesday as ethics complaints against him were dismissed and his narrow primary election lead stabilized as straggling votes in St. Louis County were counted...
Mo. lawmaker wants tougher exotic animal laws (08/07/08)
ST. LOUIS — A legislator from Warren County where a man was attacked by a tiger earlier this week says he'll again try to strengthen state law related to exotic animals. Republican State Rep. Mike Sutherland has sought changes to a state exotic animal law since 2004. He expects he'll seek reforms again in the next legislative session...
Nearly all incumbents unscathed in primary (08/07/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tuesday's primary proved a good one for incumbents, with all but one of the 134 Missouri House and Senate members seeking re-election advancing to November's general election. Freshman Rep. Tony George, D-Florissant, fell to challenger Steve Webb by just 88 of the 3,120 votes cast in the 74th House District. No Republican entered the race in the suburban St. Louis district, so Webb appears to have an unobstructed path to the House...
Hannibal to pursue flood buyout program (08/07/08)
HANNIBAL, Mo. — The city of Hannibal is exploring a buyout of homes affected by this summer's flood. The Hannibal City Council on Tuesday agreed to develop a draft program that would be brought back to the council for review. City Manager Jeff LaGarce said some homeowners have expressed interest in such a program...
Governor's race kicks into high gear (08/07/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Armed with money and election momentum, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Nixon sought Wednesday to frame Republican rival Kenny Hulshof as a Washington insider bent on continuing Gov. Matt Blunt's "failed policies." Hulshof, meanwhile, headed straight to Nixon's home of Jefferson County on Day 1 of the general election campaign -- a symbolic gesture indicating he is ready to take on Nixon after surviving a tough Republican primary...
Record number of voters may cast paper ballots in November (08/07/08)
SAN DIEGO -- Come November, more Americans might cast their ballots on paper than in any other election in U.S. history. That wasn't supposed to happen. If everything had gone according to the government's $3 billion plan to upgrade voting technology after the hanging-chad fiasco in Florida in 2000, that sentence would read "electronic machines" instead of paper...
Freddie Mac loss greater than expected (08/07/08)
NEW YORK -- Freddie Mac on Wednesday posted a second-quarter loss that was more than three times larger than Wall Street expected as a huge number of borrowers with good credit fell behind on their exotic and risky mortgages. Stunned investors sent Freddie's stock down more than 19 percent to $6.49...
Nine presumed dead in wildfire helicopter crash in California (08/07/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Eight firefighters and a pilot are presumed dead in the crash of a helicopter that had just picked up workers battling a blaze in a Northern California forest, officials said Wednesday. The helicopter had lifted off from a clearing in a remote, rugged region of the Shasta-Trinity National Forest, said Jennifer Rabuck, spokeswoman for the U.S. Forest Service...
Maritime Museum moves WWII boat to be restored (08/07/08)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- A vintage World War II landing craft was hauled across a coastal North Carolina town Wednesday and is set to be restored and preserved -- one of only about a dozen of its kind believed to be left. The North Carolina Maritime Museum moved the rare Higgins boat to its Watercraft Center in Beaufort, where restoration work is to begin today...
Documents, U.S. officials say Ivins was lone anthrax attacker (08/07/08)
WASHINGTON -- Army scientist Bruce Ivins "was the only person responsible" for anthrax attacks in 2001 that killed five and rattled the nation, the Justice Department said Wednesday, backing the claim with dozens of documents all pointing to his guilt...
Social networking goes to the dogs at Doggyspace (08/07/08)
RICHMOND, Va. -- Cici confesses on her Web page that she likes to greet everyone by licking their feet. Dolce admits to being a mamma's boy. And Jake and Tycho posted a video that chronicles their adventures of rolling around on their backs. It's not on Facebook or MySpace, but the canine equivalent -- Doggyspace.com...
Osama bin Laden's ex-driver convicted by military jury (08/07/08)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- A jury of six U.S. military officers convicted Osama bin Laden's former driver of supporting terrorism Wednesday, but cleared him of conspiracy charges in the first war crimes trial at Guantanamo Bay. The Pentagon-selected jury deliberated for about eight hours over three days before returning the verdict against Salim Hamdan, who held his head in his hands and wept when a Navy captain on the jury read the decision...
Iraqi parliament fails to agree on elections law (08/07/08)
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi lawmakers adjourned for the month Wednesday after failing to agree on a provincial election law, casting doubt on whether U.S.-backed balloting can be held in the country's 18 provinces this year. The development is a setback to U.S. hopes for reconciliation among rival communities despite the decline in violence and comes after days of intense negotiations and heavy pressure from U.S. and U.N. officials...
DNA tests to study mummified fetuses in King Tut tomb (08/07/08)
CAIRO, Egypt -- Egyptian scientists are carrying out DNA tests on two mummified fetuses found in the tomb of King Tutankhamun to determine whether they are the young pharaoh's offspring, the antiquities authority said Wednesday. The two tiny female fetuses, between five to seven months in gestational age, were found in King Tut's tomb in Luxor when it was discovered in 1922...
Venezuelans protest Chavez's socialist push (08/07/08)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Riot police used tear gas Wednesday to block hundreds of Venezuelans protesting the latest moves by President Hugo Chavez to concentrate his power. The demonstrators said a blacklist of opposition candidates and a series of socialist decrees are destroying what's left of their democracy...
Greyhound scraps ads after Canada bus beheading (08/07/08)
TORONTO -- Greyhound has scrapped an ad campaign that extolled the relaxing upside of bus travel after one of its passengers was accused of beheading and cannibalizing another traveler. The ad's tag line was "There's a reason you've never heard of 'bus rage.'"...
Cards slam Dodgers 9-6 (08/07/08)
ST. LOUIS — Ryan Ludwick said he simply followed Albert Pujols' lead. Ludwick tied a franchise record with a homer in his fifth straight game, only four pitches after Pujols' grand slam, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-6 on Wednesday...
St. Louis to go to closer by committee (08/07/08)
ST. LOUIS -- After the bullpen's latest struggles, the St. Louis Cardinals have decided to go to a closer by committee. Closer Jason Isringhausen, who has a 1-5 record, 6.28 ERA and seven blown saves in 19 chances, remained a member of the bullpen although the role was not clear...
Packers trade Favre to Jets (08/07/08)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- The Green Bay Packers have reached an agreement to trade quarterback Brett Favre to the New York Jets, the team announced late Wednesday night. Terms of the trade weren't immediately available. The Packers had been talking with the Jets and Tampa Bay Buccaneers since deciding earlier this week that the team and the three-time MVP couldn't co-exist. The Packers decided to move forward with Aaron Rodgers as their starter after Favre announced his retirement in March...
Titans, Rams joint practices open with punches flying (08/07/08)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Coaches and seasons change. Tension whenever the Tennessee Titans and St. Louis Rams get together doesn't. These teams had some feisty joint practices back in 2000, months after St. Louis beat the Titans in the Super Bowl. It didn't take long for tempers to flare up again Wednesday as the teams gathered for a joint practice, as Rams receiver Reche Caldwell grabbed Titans cornerback Cortland Finnegan in a bear hug and took him to the ground...
Bogan done at Southeast, will play at Shawnee (08/07/08)
Will Bogan's basketball career at Southeast Missouri State is over after just one season. Shawnee (Ill.) Community College coach John Sparks said Wednesday that Bogan recently signed a letter of intent with the Saints. "Will Bogan is a Shawnee Saint," Sparks said...
Trio of sophomores to fill in for Holloman (08/07/08)
Senior Timmy Holloman is Southeast Missouri State's main man in the backfield. Not only is Holloman one of the top rushers in Southeast history, he also is considered among the premier running backs in the Ohio Valley Conference right now. Just one problem: Holloman is ineligible for the first five games of the 2008 season under NCAA guidelines. He'll miss just one OVC contest...
Area digest 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Southeast volleyball hires assistant coach Southeast Missouri State volleyball coach Renata Nowacki announced the hiring of Randi Raff as an assistant for the 2008 season. Raff spent the past two years as a graduate assistant strength and conditioning coach at Purdue, where she served as the primary trainer for the Boilermakers volleyball, diving and women's golf teams...
Area calendar 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Baseball n Jackson fall registration: The Jackson boys baseball league will hold fall registration Aug. 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Aug. 17 from noon to 4 p.m. at Westpark Mall's center court. The season will begin around the first week of September, and is open to players that were 8 years old before April 30, 2008. Info: 275-5227....
Created phantasms of the mind (08/07/08)
Aug. 7, 2008 Dear Pat, Should news of my untimely accidental demise reach you, please suggest the authorities investigate a more unnatural cause of death. I think my wife might be trying to kill me. My suspicions arose after my return in the spring from a road trip to California and Canada. ...
Check out the competition (08/07/08)
Neal E. Boyd has 39 other acts to go up against when "America's Got Talent" goes to Las Vegas after the Olympic Games. Here are some of them. . ...
Good bets 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Sikeston Jaycee Bootheel Rodeo Riding and roping by cowboys and cowgirls, then music and rocking by .38 Special, Gary Allan and Jason Aldean. Where: Rodeo grounds, Sikeston, Mo. When: Rodeo at 7 p.m., music about 9:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday LIVE MUSIC...
A short break, then begins the real test; poll results (08/07/08)
Only 40 remain, and Neal E. Boyd is one of them. If you were watching "America's Got Talent" on Aug. 7, and you're one of the many around here (and probably across the country) pulling for Boyd, you couldn't help but feel a little nervous and impatient as the 90-minute program drug on...
Let the people decide: Neal E. Boyd moves on to live semifinals (08/07/08)
It was long, it was stressful. On the Aug. 7 special elimination show of "America's Got Talent," the producers again waited until the end to show Neal E. Boyd, and to let his fans (and his detractors) know his fate. Would Boyd move on to the live semifinals in Los Angeles? In the end, the answer was yes...
Say cheese: St. Louis-based pizza house popular in Cape Girardeau (08/07/08)
Whether it's a beautiful, sunny day or a dark, stormy night, Imo's Pizza is a restaurant people can enjoy year-round. Located across from the Henderson Avenue and Broadway intersection, Imo's has been serving the original St. Louis-style pizza to the Cape Girardeau area since 1991...
Singing for Sahara: Rick Springfield releases new CD with songs dedicated to Sahara Aldridge (08/07/08)
Rick Springfield is a busy man these days. After releasing a new album, "Venus in Overdrive," Springfield has been on morning shows, at radio stations and in interviews with local entertainment journalists nonstop for weeks now. However, his sunny disposition and caring manner has not disappeared. ...
Drive over to watch the pros race (08/07/08)
PADUCAH, Ky. — Car racing fans are some of the most knowledgeable and dedicated in sports, but a community of people looking for entertainment is at the heart of it all. On Friday, the Paducah International Raceway in Paducah, Ky., will hold one of its regular Friday races with six competing divisions...
Lisa Marie Presley expecting twins (08/07/08)
NEW YORK -- Lisa Marie Presley is expecting twins, her spokeswoman, Cindy Guagenti, said Wednesday. The babies are expected to arrive in the fall. Presley -- daughter of Elvis Presley and actress Priscilla Presley -- announced her pregnancy on her MySpace page in March, saying she was forced to go public with the news after photos of her looking heavier were ridiculed in the media...
Best-sellers 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
1. "Twilight" by Stephenie Meyer 2. "New Moon" by Stephenie Meyer 3. "The Shack" by William P. Young 4. "Eclipse" by Stephenie Meyer 5. "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch, Jeffrey Zaslow
Review: 'Swing Vote' is a movie with a message (08/07/08)
I was not looking forward to seeing "Swing Vote" this weekend. Who wants to see a movie with Kevin Costner that doesn't have anything to do with baseball, dancing with wolves or a world made completely of water? Not me. So it was with an open mind that I sat down and watched "Swing Vote." I say this a lot, I know, but I really liked it. It turned out to be a movie with a message that every American needs to hear, especially with our presidential election coming up...
New on DVD 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
"Nim's Island" Past child star Jodie Foster and Hollywood's current go-to girl Abigail Breslin team up for this sturdy family adventure adapted from Wendy Orr's novel. Breslin stars as the title character, a fearless young girl left alone on an island after her scientist dad (Gerard Butler) vanishes. ...
Patrick Henry Hughes shares his inspiring story in Cape Girardeau (08/07/08)
Patrick Henry Hughes was born with a rare genetic disorder that left him without eyes and a tightening of the joints that made him unable to fully extend his arms or legs. Despite being unable to see or walk, he never let his disorder prevent him from living his life to its fullest potential...
ARTifacts 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Annual arts festival saddles up in Sikeston @SL_body_copy_ragged:SIKESTON, Mo. — The annual "Cowboy Up!" Arts Festival in Sikeston will feature art, food vendors, pony rides, jewelry-makers and craftsmen. Yodeler/trick roper Randy Erwin headlines the entertainment. ...
Hollywood strikes gold with R-rated comedy wave (08/07/08)
LOS ANGELES -- In comedy, Hollywood has learned that raunch sells. Studios prefer their funny flicks in the benign PG-13 mold, a rating that keeps the audience broad to fill as many seats as possible. More and more, however, they are taking chances on R-rated comedies that ratchet up the rawness, allowing the "Sex and the City" gal pals to strut their stuff, Will Ferrell and John C. Reilly to expose body parts in "Step Brothers," or Tom Cruise to swear like a sailor...
Vertie Johnson (08/07/08)
PULASKI, Ill. -- Vertie Johnson, 78, of rural Pulaski died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at her home. She was the state supervisor of the Southern Illinois Jurisdiction Church of God in Christ of rural Pulaski. Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday at the Bibleway Church of God in Christ in Pulaski. Local services will be at 7 p.m. Friday at the church, with Rob Johnson officiating...
Wilbert Habeck (08/07/08)
Wilbert H. Habeck, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Fountainbleau Lodge. He was born Nov. 5, 1918, in Cape Girardeau, son of Henry and Julia Heuer Habeck. Habeck farmed all his life in Cape Girardeau County. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church...
Mildred Bell (08/07/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mildred Bell, 90, of Chaffee died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 12, 1917, at Chaffee, daughter of James Lafayette and Delpha Cecilia Good Dennis. She married Roy F. Bell Sept. 26, 1937. He preceded her in death May 18, 2005...
Mayumi Rampley (08/07/08)
Mayumi Rampley, 56, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2008, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Betty Rucker (08/07/08)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Betty Rucker, 65, of Mound City died Thursday, July 31, 2008, at her home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Friday at the Zion Traveler Missionary Baptist Church in Mound City. Funeral will be at noon Friday at the church, with the Rev. Carlton Berry officiating. Burial will be in Spencer Heights Memorial Park in Mounds...
Abbie Snider (08/07/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Abbie A. Lacy Treese Snider, 103, of Anna died Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at the home of her granddaughter. She was born May 3, 1905, in Makanda, Ill., daughter of William R. and Rosabelle Tippy Lacy. She and Horace L. Treese were married June 3, 1923. He died Jan. 27, 1953. She later married Otho Snider Sept. 17, 1956. He died Dec. 7, 1963...
Wilfred Ernst (08/07/08)
BIEHLE, Mo. -- Wilfred N. Ernst, 92, of Biehle died Monday, Aug. 4, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born July 15, 1916, at Biehle, son of Joseph and Catherine Wingerter Ernst. He and Anita Pingel were married Nov. 20, 1943...
Births 8/7/2008 (08/07/08)
Winston Son to Jonathan Blake and Heather Renee Winston of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 10:48 p.m. Thursday, July 31, 2008. Name, Jace Maddix. Weight, 8 pounds, 1 ounce. Third child, second son. Mrs. Winston is the former Heather Alsup, daughter of Debbie Alsup and Dennis Bales of DeSoto, Mo., and Rick Alsup of Sikeston, Mo. ...
Police report 8/7/2008 (08/07/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Veronica L. Schearf, 25, 1400 S. West End Blvd., Apt. 30, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no proof of insurance and failure to obey signal...
Fire report 8/7/2008 (08/07/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 6:34 p.m., a still alarm at 1008 N. Kingshighway. n At 9:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of Park Drive. n At 10:37 p.m., emergency medical service in the 300 block of North Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 7, 1983 Hutson Enterprises Inc. has announced expansion plans for its Furniture Fair store at the northeast corner of Main and Independence streets; the new area, adjacent to the current store space, will occupy about 12,000 square feet on the ground floor of the old J.C. Penney Co. building...
Making the most of life (08/07/08)
The main purpose of a marching band is to provide visual entertainment for football audiences. I've seen them make stars, faces, words, spirals and random shapes and patterns. They add horn flashes, flag tosses and new uniforms to enhance the visual effects...
Nuclear power (08/07/08)
Power plants that don't burn fossil fuels to generate electricity abound. In the northwestern U.S., hydroelectric plants produce much of the power consumed in that part of the country. Wind-power production is growing quickly, even in northern Missouri where the mostly rural terrain is dotted with huge towers of wind generators...
Bud Job: A man of great stature (08/07/08)
To the editor: I was saddened by the passing of Bud Job (I always pronounced it "Yobe"). Like so many of his generation he was, in my estimation, a quiet man of great stature. I met Bud for the first time around 1982. He was a volunteer on the SEMO District Fair Board. ...
Speak Out 8/7/08 (08/07/08)
Closing the barn door FIRST OF all, I can't believe Cape Girardeau County officials haven't had sexual harassment training before now. It sounds like Morley Swingle, prosecuting attorney, should be in the first row of the class when they have it. How are these two women supposed to work with the county auditor after all this? This sounds like closing the barn door after the horse ran away...
Go USA (08/07/08)
This is a picture of my Mom and Dad's front window. The signs are in support of the US Olympic Team and especially the US Olympic Men's Soccer Team which my cousin Dax McCarty is a member. They won their opening game this morning against Japan 1-0...
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