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Heating costs expected to be higher for Ameren customers this winter (08/25/08)
Natural gas customers in Missouri and Illinois can expect to see a significant increase in their heating costs this winter, according to Ameren officials. More demand for energy across the globe has increased the price of natural gas, a fuel used for heating some homes...
Cape County to get major technology upgrades (08/25/08)
Cape Girardeau County's mainframe computer and many of the cables used to connect it to workers are 20 years old, ancient by most technology standards. Eric McGowen, the county's information technology director, is in the process of getting proposals to replace the old computer equipment...
Cape Girardeau city officials start work on next phase of road improvement tax plan (08/25/08)
Cape Girardeau city leaders don't want to mess up a good thing. The city Planning and Zoning Commission is starting the process of identifying and obtaining cost estimates for a new set of road projects taxpayers will be asked to fund in 2010, when the half-cent transportation sales tax will be up for renewal...
FEMA: No aid for Ill. victims of March floods (08/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Illinois' appeal for relief from the U.S. government for victims of March flooding in the southern part of the state has fallen short. The Federal Emergency Relief Agency has denied disaster aid to business and homeowners in 15 counties, as it first did in April before the state appealed...
County's GOP, Dem committees choose new officers (08/25/08)
Cape Girardeau County's two major political parties have chosen their leaders for the next two years. John Voss, a Cape Girardeau city councilman and manager at Procter & Gamble, was re-elected as chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Republican Central Committee. Mark Baker, president of the Central Trades and Labor Council Cape Girardeau, was elected chairman of the Cape Girardeau County Democratic Central Committee, replacing educator Brenda Woemmel...
Poplar Bluff woman seriously injured in motorcycle accident (08/25/08)
BUTLER COUNTY, Mo. - A Poplar Bluff, Mo., woman was seriously injured as she lost control of the motorcycle she was driving while entering the roadway and struck the guardrail, ejecting the female, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports Web site. ...
Electricity rate relief offered to some in Ill. (08/25/08)
Illinois schools, churches, not-for-profits and senior centers facing financial hardship because of escalating electricity costs may be eligible for relief. Qualifying organizations can apply for a one-time grant of up to $5,000 from Ameren Illinois Utilities...
Officials find pot-growing setup in underground bunker near Elsinore (08/25/08)
ELLSINORE, Mo. -- An ongoing investigation culminated Saturday morning with authorities seizing a suspected indoor marijuana-growing operation from a bunker at a rural residence east of Ellsinore. About three days ago, Carter County Sheriff Greg Melton received information from a confidential informant about a "subject [who] had a hydro-grow [operation] in his house," said Carter County Reserve Deputy Johnny Brannum. ...
Network Against Sexual Violence, Cape police cooperate on rape cases (08/25/08)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department has adopted a new policy concerning adult rapes, and it involves providing better support for victims of sexual assault crimes. As of July 16, the Southeast Missouri Network Against Sexual Violence will be called immediately after someone informs police they have been raped, allowing a victim's advocate from NASV to be a part of the process from the beginning, said Sgt. Barry Hovis, spokesman for the police department...
Hip-hop CD to benefit Negro Leagues museum (08/25/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A museum dedicated to a baseball league that few thought would last is getting a boost from a musical genre that was expected to have a similarly short existence. Some of the top names in hip-hop -- Kanye West, Akon and T-Pain among them -- are performing on a compilation CD being released in October to benefit the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum in Kansas City...
Lawsuit renewed seeking e-mails from Mo. governor (08/25/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A bipartisan pair of prominent attorneys has renewed a lawsuit seeking e-mail records from Gov. Matt Blunt's office. The amended lawsuit filed Monday also renews an assertion that someone acting under the control of the governor's office sought to destroy backup e-mail records...
Sen. Bond calls Biden too liberal (08/25/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sen. Kit Bond says Barack Obama's choice of Sen. Joe Biden as a running mate makes the duo "the most liberal ticket ever" for Democratic Party. The Missouri Republican on Monday called Biden a nice guy but said he will push for massive tax increases and government-run health care. Bold also criticized the Democratic running mates for opposing expanded offshore oil drilling...
Enrollment record at Missouri State (08/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Enrollment at Missouri State University reaches an all-time record. The university on Monday released its opening-day enrollment for the Springfield campus -- 17,671, up 1.4 percent from last year. The average ACT score for entering freshman is 24.2, also a new high...
McCain to stump in Missouri on way to convention (08/25/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Republican John McCain will bring his presidential campaign to suburban St. Louis on Sunday as he travels to key states ahead of next week's Republican National Convention. The Arizona senator will hold a rally in O'Fallon at the T. R. Hughes Ballpark...
Man on mo-ped hurt after being struck during chase (08/25/08)
NORMANDY, Mo. (AP) -- A bystander is hospitalized and three people are in jail after a police chase that began in St. Louis County and ended in the city. The incident began Sunday night when shots were fired at Normandy officers. The officers were not hit and began a chase that wound through traffic on Interstate 70 and ended in north St. Louis. There, the suspects crashed their van and tried to run away. Three men were captured. Others were being sought...
Obama visiting KC American Airlines facility (08/25/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama will host a town hall meeting Tuesday at a Kansas City airline facility that may slash hundreds of jobs. The Illinois senator will discuss economic issues at the American Airlines maintenance plant at 11:15 a.m...
Mo. funeral home under scrutiny remains closed (08/25/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) -- A central Missouri funeral home under investigation for allegedly mishandling bodies will remain indefinitely closed as the state's inquiry continues. Boone County Circuit Judge Kevin Crane agreed Monday to keep the Warren Funeral Chapel shut down until the business can comply with state law. The next hearing is set for Nov. 3...
7th-grader with pink hair allowed back in school (08/25/08)
MOUNTAIN GROVE, Mo. (AP) -- A southern Missouri seventh-grader who was suspended for having pink hair has been allowed back in school. Mountain Grove Middle School student Amelia Robbins returned to classes Monday, after the school district relented, Springfield television station KYTV reported. The 12-year-old had been suspended just days after classes began Aug. 13...
Cars burn in KCK dealer lot, gas cans found nearby (08/25/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Fire guts 10 sport utility vehicles at an auto dealership targeted by the Kansas and Missouri attorney generals' offices for alleged deceptive advertising. Arson investigators say six gasoline cans and a lighter were found early Monday near the burned vehicles in a lot at Chad Franklin Suzuki in Kansas City, Kan. Firefighters say eight of the SUVs were destroyed and the other two were damaged...
Court briefs debate Mo.'s school Bible case (08/25/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Several groups including one led by Alabama's ousted Ten Commandments judge, Roy Moore, have filed friend of the court briefs in a Missouri case about distributing Bibles to public school children. The South Iron R-1 School District for years allowed the distribution of Bibles to grade schoolers, but a federal judge ruled the practice is unconstitutional...
Irondale mayor reaches plea deal (08/25/08)
POTOSI, Mo. (AP) -- The mayor of the eastern Missouri town of Irondale reaches a plea agreement with prosecutors in the drug case against her. Jennifer Hamelback was charged in 2006 with drug distribution and unlawful use of drug paraphernalia. But Washington County prosecutors say the 31-year-old former mayor has agreed to plead guilty to felony drug possession, and was given a suspended five-year prison term and placed on probation...
Steelman stays silent after Mo. Republican governor's primary (08/25/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As a gubernatorial candidate, Sarah Steelman seldom skipped a chance to speak out against Republican rival Kenny Hulshof. After losing the primary, Steelman's silence speaks even louder. In a break from modern political tradition, Steelman so far has not endorsed Hulshof in his November general election against Democrat Jay Nixon. In fact, since election night, Steelman has said nothing at all about Hulshof...
World Bird Sanctuary, utility work to preserve habitat (08/25/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- A water utility and a conservation group are working together to improve habitats for birds and raise the public's awareness of habitat preservation. Missouri-American Water Co., which provides water to Joplin and many other communities in Missouri, has joined with World Bird Sanctuary to improve habitat for birds on land the utility owns along Shoal Creek...
Springfield may require owners to pay for a litter permit if their pets give birth (08/25/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. -- The city council is considering fines and permits for people who try to sell or give away unwanted puppies and kittens born to their animals. The proposals would require anyone who wants to give away or sell litters to pay the city $100 for a "litter permit."...
Florida homes evacuated as waters rise in wake of storm (08/25/08)
MIAMI -- The remnants of Tropical Storm Fay lingered Sunday, forcing residents in several parts of northern Florida to leave their homes as floodwaters rose. Officials used boats to ferry people from homes in DeBary, 25 miles north of Orlando, where some streets were under four feet of water, and from several neighborhoods in and around Tallahassee...
Research aims to put tongues in control of computerized devices (08/25/08)
ATLANTA -- The tireless tongue already controls taste and speech, helps kiss and swallow and fights germs. Now scientists hope to add one more ability to the mouthy muscle, and turn it into a computer control pad. Georgia Tech researchers believe a magnetic, tongue-powered system could transform a disabled person's mouth into a virtual computer, teeth into a keyboard -- and tongue into the key that manipulates it all...
U.S. grain exports slowed down by infrastructure delays (08/25/08)
Across the country, from grain elevator to grain elevator, wheat and corn are piled in towering mounds, waiting for a rail car to haul them to market. Some grain can sit for a month or more on the ground, exposed to wind, rain and rats. It's the dark side of the booming global demand for U.S. ...
FDA: Irradiating spinach, lettuce OK to kill germs (08/25/08)
WASHINGTON -- Consumers worried about salad safety may soon be able to buy fresh spinach and iceberg lettuce zapped with just enough radiation to kill E. coli and a few other germs. The Food and Drug Administration on Friday will issue a regulation allowing spinach and lettuce sellers to take that extra step, a long-awaited move amid increasing outbreaks from raw produce...
Obama aims to attract blue-collar voters at Democratic convention (08/25/08)
DENVER -- On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Barack Obama said Sunday he hoped a week of political speechmaking would persuade middle-class voters to swing behind his bid for the White House, while Republicans sought to stir discontent among Hillary Rodham Clinton's supporters...
Investigators examine Utah plane crash wreckage (08/25/08)
SALT LAKE CITY -- Investigators had little more than ash and blackened shards of metal to sift through Sunday as they tried to figure out what caused a twin-engine plane to crash shortly after taking off, killing all 10 people on board. "The aircraft was pretty much consumed by fire," said Keith Holloway, a spokesman for the National Transportation Safety Board. "When there aren't identifiable pieces, sometimes we don't know right away what was working and what wasn't working."...
2009 Farmers' Almanac calls for cold winter in most of country (08/25/08)
LEWISTON, Maine -- People worried about the high cost of keeping warm this winter will draw little comfort from the Farmers' Almanac, which predicts below-average temperatures for most of the U.S. "Numb's the word," says the 192-year-old publication, which claims an accuracy rate of 80 to 85 percent for its forecasts that are prepared two years in advance...
Warship brings aid to Georgia (08/25/08)
ABOARD USS McFAUL -- A U.S. Navy destroyer loaded with humanitarian aid reached Georgia's Black Sea port of Batumi on Sunday, bringing baby food, bottled water and a message of support for an embattled ally. Before the warship arrived, a Russian general suggested U.S. ships moving across the Black Sea would worsen tensions already driven to a post-Cold War high by a short but intense war between Russia and Georgia...
Online nun beauty contest planned (08/25/08)
ROME -- An Italian priest and theologian said Sunday he is organizing an online beauty pageant for nuns to give them more visibility within the Catholic Church and to fight the stereotype that they are all old and dour. The "Miss Sister 2008" contest will start in September on a blog run by the Rev. Antonio Rungi and will give nuns from around the world a chance to showcase their work and their image...
U.S. deaths on record pace in Afghanistan (08/25/08)
KABUL, Afghanistan -- Taliban insurgents, once derided as a rabble unable to match U.S. troops, seem to have transformed into a force advanced enough to mount conventional attacks and claim American lives at a record pace. The U.S. military suffered its 101st death of the year in Afghanistan last week when Sgt. ...
Jet bound for Iran crashes in Kyrgyzstan; 68 reported dead (08/25/08)
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan -- A passenger jet carrying 90 people, including a Kyrgyz high school sports team, crashed shortly after takeoff Sunday near the Kyrgyz capital, killing 68, government officials said. The Boeing 737 was headed to Iran when it crashed near Bishkek's Manas International Airport, said government spokeswoman Roza Daudova. Twenty-two people, including two crew members, survived the accident...
U.S. embassy disappointed Olympics didn't open China more (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- The United States said Sunday it was disappointed the Olympics had not brought more "openness and tolerance" in China as the games ended and eight American activists were deported during closing ceremonies. The blunt U.S. criticism -- and China's harsher treatment of foreign activists -- came at the end of 17 days of Olympic competition that generally went smoothly for Chinese organizers who had been nervous about security and protests...
A man with a plan helps U.S. men's hoops team regain gold (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- There was always going to be one game where character counted. There had to be, because the rest of the world simply had gotten that much better. That's why Jerry Colangelo drew up a three-year plan. That's why he wanted players who would have each other's backs, know their roles and not panic when that game finally came...
Young players spark Rams' offense in preseason win (08/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- In search of the boost that could ignite a stagnant offense, Rams coach Scott Linehan turned to an injection of youth in the team's third preseason game. Rookie receivers Donnie Avery and Keenan Burton were drafted with the idea of infusing the offense with a much needed dose of speed...
Singh wins in dramatic playoff (08/25/08)
PARAMUS, N.J. -- Vijay Singh ended up beating Sergio Garcia on a gopher hole. Yes, a gopher. Or maybe a mole. Singh won The Barclays for a record fourth time Sunday, matching Garcia's long birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff and finishing off his Spanish friend on the second extra hole after Garcia got a lucky break from the furry critter...
U.S. hoops back on top, beats Spain for gold medal (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- Arm-in-arm, they climbed onto the middle of the medals platform, the spot that for so long was U.S. private property. Some players flashed their Olympic medals to the crowd. One pretended to take a bite, just to make sure it was real. Yep, it was gold -- the color the Americans always used to win but hadn't since 2000...
Busch-Edwards feud adds spice (08/25/08)
BRISTOL, Tenn. -- NASCAR has a new rivalry: Carl Edwards vs. Kyle Busch. Edwards called the latest installment payback and Busch promised that retribution will come down the road. During a season in which Busch and Edwards have dominated Victory Lane celebrations, their growing feud is adding spice to the Sprint Cup series and the upcoming Chase for the championship...
Rogge says Chinese gymnasts' paperwork appears in order (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- The investigation goes on, so does the wait, yet the IOC indicated Sunday that a reshuffling of Olympic gymnastics medals isn't likely. Yes, this competition really was and probably will remain ... one for the ages. International Olympic Committee president Jacques Rogge said paperwork appears to support what China has been saying all along: that all six members of its gold medal women's gymnastics team were old enough to compete at the Beijing Games. ...
First two games to offer little proof of Southeast's mettle (08/25/08)
During Tony Samuel's third season as New Mexico State's football coach, in 1999, he led that struggling Division I-A program to a 6-5 record for only its third winning mark in 32 years. Samuel hopes to pull off a similar feat as he enters his third season at Southeast Missouri State, a struggling Division I-AA program...
Americans capture men's volleyball gold (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- When it was all over, Hugh McCutcheon didn't have to tell his wife that his U.S. men's volleyball team had beaten the odds -- and overcome tragedy -- to win the Olympic gold medal. "She said it first," the coach recalled. "She said, 'You won, you won, you won!' Nothing else to say there, just listening to each other smile on the phone."...
Braves glad to say bye to Pujols (08/25/08)
ST. LOUIS -- After Albert Pujols homered and singled in his first two at-bats, giving him eight hits and eight RBIs in 10 weekend chances, the Braves removed him from the equation. Not soon enough to keep the Cardinals' star from shaving Chipper Jones' once seemingly insurmountable lead for the batting title to mere percentage points, and helping St. Louis to a 6-3 victory over Atlanta on Sunday...
Mixed legacy likely for China (08/25/08)
BEIJING -- China completed its stint as Olympic host Sunday with a superstar-studded closing ceremony that capped a 16-day pageant of state-of-the-art logistics and astounding athletic feats, set out for a curious world. The games did little, though, to erase concerns about the emerging superpower's approach to human rights...
Good deeds: Cape 12-year-old honored for volunteer services (08/25/08)
Aaron Koehler, 12, was recently recognized by the Modern Woodmen of America with the Modern Woodman of America's Outstanding Junior Volunteer 2008 award for his volunteer services in the community, outstanding leadership skills and good citizenship. The award is presented annually to one member of each Modern Woodmen of America youth service club nationwide...
All-American: To multi-talented New Yorker Matthew Piazzi, rural Southeast Missouri is a second home (08/25/08)
For all 31 years of his life, Matthew Piazzi has been a New Yorker by geography, and a Cape Girardean by DNA. His mother, Judith Farris, is Cape Girardeau born and raised. She spent much of her life in New York pursuing a career in music before moving back to Cape Girardeau recently to take a position as a vocal music instructor with Southeast Missouri State University. And along the way, her son Matthew developed strong ties to the town in flyover country he calls his second home...
Biden's memoir now a best-seller (08/25/08)
NEW YORK -- A memoir by Sen. Joe Biden, once as forgotten as his presidential run, is now a best seller. A day after Sen. Barack Obama chose Biden as his running mate for the Democratic ticket, Biden's "Promises to Keep: On Life and Politics" was in the top 10 on Barnes&Noble.com and in the top 40 on Amazon.com...
Vacated gas station turned into burger joint (08/25/08)
Nostalgia meets revitalization with the opening of Stevie's Steakburgers, planned for later this week. For the past six months at the corner of Broadway and Frederick Street, owner Steve Majeed and a few others have been transforming what was a vacant gas station since 1998 into a restaurant reminiscent of drive-in eateries of long ago...
Neb. high court sets new rules on harassment (08/25/08)
OMAHA, Neb. — The Nebraska Supreme Court's ruling Friday in a sexual harassment case was believed to be its first on hostile work environments and intolerable job conditions. The ruling outlined the criteria for determining when harassment creates a hostile work environment and when working conditions force an employee to quit...
Hedging may be downside to commodities' price drop (08/25/08)
NEW YORK — Commodities prices have eased in recent weeks, but for some companies the record gains are far from forgotten. Whether it's temporary or not, the reversal should provide a reprieve to strained profits at companies with heavy exposure to commodities like energy or food...
People on the move 8/25/08 (08/25/08)
Cook joins staff at Antonio's Salon Lindsay Cook has joined the staff at Antonio's Salon, 127 N, New Madrid St., Sikeston, Mo. A graduate of Eclips School of Cosmetology in Cape Girardeau, Cook is accepting walk-ins for cuts, color, styling, extensions, eyelash extensions and facials...
Memo 8/25/08 (08/25/08)
Freedom from Smoking program offered Saint Francis Health and Wellness Center and Services to Business are offering the American Lung Association Freedom From Smoking program. The program will be held at the worksite, with classes at a time appropriate for the employer and employees. ...
Harriet Lanigan (08/25/08)
Harriet B. Lanigan, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Fountainbleau Nursing Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 4, 1918, in St. Louis, daughter of Karl and Susan Sprague Sieber. She and Albert S. Lanigan were married in 1935 at Waterloo, Ill. He died in March 1972...
Preston Erwin Sr. (08/25/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Preston A. Erwin Sr., 60, of Perryville died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 8, 1948, at Perryville, son of Ardell and Zelma (Preston) Erwin. He and Karen Sandler were married July 17, 1973...
Herbert Noland (08/25/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — Herbert W. Noland, 66, of Bloomfield died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Golden Living Center in Bloomfield. He was born July 18, 1942, at Illmo, son of Lloyd and Stella Mayberry Noland. Survivors include a sister, Leota Dunn of DeSoto, Mo...
Harold Niswonger (08/25/08)
Harold E. Niswonger, 53, of Jackson died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at his home. McCombs Funeral Home of Jackson is in charge of the arrangements.
The Rev. Douglas Scott (08/25/08)
The Rev. Douglas M. Scott, 78, of Scott City died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of the arrangements.
Wanda Carlew (08/25/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Wanda M. Carlew, 91, of Advance died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete with Morgan Funeral Home in Advance, Mo.
Virginia Sitze (08/25/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Virginia C. Sitze, 91, of Glenallen, Mo., died Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the Eldercare of Marble Hill in Marble Hill. She was born March 26, 1917, in Glenallen, daughter of Claude and Floe Stilts Vance. She and Rev. Buford Sitze were married July 5, 1941. He died Sept. 2, 2000...
Vallie Leigh (08/25/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Vallie B. Leigh, 92, of Chesterfield, Mo., formerly of Perryville, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2008, at Delmar Gardens of Chesterfield. She was born May 10, 1916, at Seventy Six, Mo., daughter of Charles V. and Bessie Smith. She and Gilbert Leigh were married May 10, 1935, and he preceded her in death Oct. 18, 1995...
Fire report 8/25/08 (08/25/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 8:47 p.m., a faulty smoke detector at 539 S. Spring Ave. n At 10:37 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Montgomery Street. n At 10:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Ranney Avenue...
Police report 8/25/08 (08/25/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Joshua K. Moore, 24, 1018 S. Benton St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, driving with a suspended operator's license and improper turn...
Out of the past 8/26/08 (08/25/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 25, 1983 Local telephone company workers remain on strike after negotiations concerning a new contract with Southwestern Bell in St. Louis break off shortly after midnight; Southwestern Bell is one of seven companies nationwide that hasn't reached agreement with the Communications Workers of America...
Little acts can form important connections (08/25/08)
For a moment Friday, I wondered if we were in for a repeat of March's floods. It made me think of the March night Rudi Keller and I were out skulking around the flood wall, waiting to see if it would be closed for the first time in five years...
Business opens on Broadway (08/25/08)
Earlier this year I was doing a little spring cleaning and gave away, among other items, my Nintendo Entertainment System. That video game console was a large part of afterschool and Saturday morning entertainment during my elementary and middle school days. Though at times I regret my decision, I was pleased to discover one business near the Southeast Missourian office that could have the remedy in case I desire to purchase another Nintendo one day...
Alternative school (08/25/08)
The Cape Girardeau School District's alternative school found a permanent home last week, a new 16,681-square-foot, $1.57 million facility. The center, formerly in the old Schultz school building, is now at 330 N. Spring Ave. It is connected to the district's administrative building. The school has bounced around to five locations in the last 13 years, but it appears to have found a permanent home now...
Speak Out 8/26/08 (08/25/08)
Be smart, wait to drink ANYONE WHO lived in the 1970s and was on a college campus knows there was plenty of binge drinking around and they didn't call them keggers for nothing. I just kind of doubt there's more binge drinking today than there was in the 1970s. ...
Jackson Junior Indians Football Win Championship (08/25/08)
The 5th grade Jackson Junior Indians traveling football team participated in the NYSSO Kick-off Classic in Lansing, KS, near Kansas City this past weekend. The Mill Valley Jacguars were defeated with a score of 24-0. The championship game against the Lawrence Gorillas was won with a score of 20-14. Head coach, Kris Jeffers, along with assistant coaches Rick Doughten, Scott Starzinger, and Mike Norrick, lead the team to victory...
Local Girl Scout Creates Born Learning Trail (08/25/08)
Cassidy Brown, Girl Scout Troop 224, painted shapes, letters and hopscotch along the Capaha Park lake path both for her Silver Scouting award and to promote early learning. Her efforts became Cape’s first "Born Learning trail," which officially opens Sept. 6 at 11 a.m. with extra activities at shelter #1. The City of Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department and United Way of Southeast Missouri’s Success by 6 – Born Learning initiative made this project possible...
Cat And Dog Love (08/25/08)
My kitten and dog the cat's first night home. I guess they were getting to know each and the cat got tired of him in his face lol.
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