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Stories from Sunday, August 31, 2008

Cape Girardeau County paving process fraught with detours, frustrations and unmet expectations (08/31/08)
Cape Girardeau County residents who want their roads paved face dead ends and a dusty process that leaves them confused. They aren't the only ones. Volunteer members of the county's road and bridge advisory board, charged with making recommendations on the best way to prioritize road projects, say they are growing weary. ...
Cape County evacuee shelters put on standby (08/31/08)
A statement issued Sunday afternoon by Cape Girardeau County's emergency management office said the state has been told organized groups of evacuees will not be headed to Missouri. The complete text of the statement: The State Emergency Management Agency (SEMA) has informed counties throughout Missouri twill not be receiving organized groups of evacuees from Louisiana at this time...
Poplar Bluff officers nearly hit by car (08/31/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Poplar Bluff police officers had to take evasive action Thursday to avoid being injured by a vehicle. The vehicle's driver, Jermaine Young, 30, of Poplar Bluff, was charged Thursday with second-degree assault on a law enforcement officer by Wade Pierce, who is acting as special Butler County prosecuting attorney...
Festival to be held Monday at Horseshoe Lake (08/31/08)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- A Labor Day Festival will begin with a pancake breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Monday at Horseshoe Lake Community Center in Olive Branch. Food, drinks, crafts, collectibles and music will be available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the pavilion. A drawing for prizes is at 4 p.m. For more information, call 618-776-5942...
DAR honors local Revolutionary War soldiers with markers (08/31/08)
Three local forefathers were honored Saturday by the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution with dedication markers at Old Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Jackson. Ithamar Hubbel, born in 1762; Enos Randol Sr., born in 1744; and Robert Wicker, born in 1738, were the three who received markers. ...
Scott County Women in Agriculture to meet (08/31/08)
The Scott County Women in Agriculture will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday at the USDA office on Highway 77, Benton, Mo. All women are invited to attend. Involvement in farming is not necessary, but women with an interest in gardening, cooking, farming, family activities or helping the community will best fit the organization...
Two small quakes recorded near Cape (08/31/08)
Two small earthquakes were recorded not far from Cape Girardeau at 7:46 p.m. Friday and 6:01 a.m. Saturday. The largest, a magnitude 2.6, struck four miles south east of East Cape Girardeau, Ill., on Friday. Seismic measurements indicate the shifting happened 8 miles below the Earth's surface...
Missouri Young Life celebrates 25th anniversary (08/31/08)
A Cape Girardeau ministry created to reach teens celebrated a milestone Saturday. Missouri Young Life reached 25. Steve Pickard, the founding director, returned to Cape Girardeau. He said the hardest part was recruiting the first few young people. "We couldn't have a meeting until we knew some kids," he said...
Poplar Bluff's Black River Coliseum to host four-band concert in October (08/31/08)
The Black River Coliseum will rock in October as four bands never before seen in Poplar Bluff take the stage. Papa Roach, Staind, Seether and Red are set to appear Oct. 21. "This show is two years in the making," said coliseum Director Jason Davenport. "We strive to have a good diversity in the [coliseum] lineup and a true hard rock show like this is one of the pieces that was missing."...
Mo. offers aid to Gustav refugees (08/31/08)
The State of Missouri is extending help to people in the path of Hurricane Gustav, and has tapped Cape Girardeau County for aid. The hurricane was upgraded to a Category 4 storm as mandatory evacuation orders went into effect Saturday for those living in Gulf Coast communities. The storm is headed for New Orleans, where the post-Katrina population rebounded to more than 300,000...
Volunteers essential at thrift stores (08/31/08)
Some may call them God's army. Each week, 10 to 20 people, along with members of service clubs, churches and probation and parole boards show up at area Salvation Army thrift stores with one goal -- performing a labor of love for those who shop at the businesses...
Specialist helps children improve their speech (08/31/08)
BLUE SPRINGS, Mo. -- Christine Keele needed help for her son. The 10-year-old had a lisp that wouldn't go away. The word "see" would have a "th" sound to it. He underwent seven years of speech therapy, but the lisp didn't improve. The boy was referred to Mary Billings, a speech-language pathologist in Blue Springs. Since February, Billings has helped him make great improvement in his speech, Keele said...
Mo.'s virtual school is still enrolling students (08/31/08)
ST. LOUIS -- The first school bells of the year have sounded for Missouri's public school children, but the state's online school is still accepting applicants for kindergarten to 12th grade. Missouri's virtual instruction program, known as MoVIP, lets elementary and high school students around Missouri take classes online using the Internet...
Fifth of five brothers reaches golden wedding anniversary (08/31/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The five Wheaton brothers always shared a special kinship. Their bond showed in the way they all sneaked smokes as children, all served in the military, all worked and played hard. Now they're sharing something more. When Glen Wheaton danced in celebration with his wife, Dixie, on an August weekend, he became the last of the brothers to reach his 50th wedding anniversary...
Drug-dealer-turned-chef talks to offenders in St. Louis court (08/31/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Jeff Henderson once earned $19,000 a week cooking powdered cocaine into crack as a major drug dealer in San Diego. But after being caught and sent to federal prison, Henderson began a different cooking career -- one that eventually brought him to the heights of the culinary world as an author, impending TV host and prospective subject of a movie...
Maine artist creates HOPE image decades after LOVE (08/31/08)
PORTLAND, Maine -- The Maine artist who brought LOVE to the world is doing the same with HOPE. Robert Indiana decades ago created the pop icon LOVE, known worldwide with its letters stacked two to a line, the letter "o" tilted on its side. Now he has created a similar image with HOPE, with proceeds going to Democrat Barack Obama's presidential campaign...
Mother of missing Fla. toddler arrested again (08/31/08)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- The $500,000 bond posted a week ago for the mother of a missing Florida girl was rescinded after she was taken back to jail on check fraud and theft charges, a bondsman said Saturday. Orange County Sheriff's Office investigators took Casey Anthony into custody at her home Friday night, just a week after she was released on bond for charges related to 3-year-old Caylee's disappearance...
New Orleans mayor orders city's mandatory evacuation (08/31/08)
NEW ORLEANS -- Spooked by predictions that Hurricane Gustav could grow into a Category 5 monster, an estimated 1 million people fled the Gulf Coast Saturday -- even before the official order came for New Orleans residents to get out of the way of a storm taking dead aim at Louisiana...
Pa. candidate discloses arrest record (08/31/08)
POTTSTOWN, Pa. -- A candidate for the Pennsylvania House of Representatives is bringing up his arrest for domestic assault -- in his own campaign materials. Democrat Jim Prendergast says telling voters about his 1996 misdemeanor assault conviction "to be honest with the people I'm going to work for." He said he wants to explain the arrest on his terms, rather than have his opponent bring it up in an attack ad...
Rainwater collectors working to ease shortages across U.S. (08/31/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- Tara Hui climbed under her deck, nudged past a cluster of 55-gallon barrels and a roosting chicken, and pointed to a shiny metal gutter spout. "See that?" she said. "That's where the rainwater comes in from the roof." Hui is one of a growing band of people across the country turning to collected rainwater for non-drinking uses like watering plants, flushing toilets and washing laundry...
Obama: Let's hope lessons of Katrina were learned (08/31/08)
BOARDMAN, Ohio -- Barack Obama expressed hope Saturday that the lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina three years ago would help to protect the Gulf Coast from Hurricane Gustav this time. His running mate, Joe Biden, urged people to pray that the levees in New Orleans hold...
Help-wanted ad for nanny: 'My kids are a pain' (08/31/08)
NEW YORK -- It was an unusually honest ad for a live-in nanny, a 1,000-word tome beginning, "My kids are a pain." But it worked, attracting a brave soul who's never been a nanny before. "If you cannot multitask, or communicate without being passive aggressive, don't even bother replying," Rebecca Land Soodak, a mother of four on Manhattan's Upper East Side, wrote Aug. 19 in her advertisement on Craigslist...
Former NYPD detective arrested as 'Bling Bandit' (08/31/08)
NEW YORK -- He was a respected former NYPD detective and a decorated veteran of the Vietnam War who struggled in recent months with inoperable liver cancer. But now Athelson Kelson is charged with bank robbery, identified by authorities as New York's so-called Bling Bandit, suspected of pulling off nine heists while wearing a flashy watch and ring...
Thousands of Harleys parade through Milwaukee (08/31/08)
MILWAUKEE -- Thousands of people lined a parade route Saturday as Harley-Davidson riders from around the world revved their engines, waved flags and threw candy to the crowd for the iconic motorcycle company's 105th anniversary. About 7,500 motorcycles sparkled in the sunshine as they growled along the 4 1/2-mile route by Lake Michigan...
Ga. town's scarecrows h(a)unting for world record (08/31/08)
HOSCHTON, Ga. -- This small northeastern Georgia town's population boom is frightening. In a bid to break a world record for scarecrows and scare up some fun for the fall season, thousands of straw-stuffed newcomers are creeping across town. There's a scuba diver, the Georgia Bulldogs football team and -- of course -- the cast of the Wizard of Oz. Even likenesses of Jesus and Elvis popped up...
Dead shark found in Lake Michigan (08/31/08)
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- Rich Fasi of Traverse City says he found a dead 2-foot shark in Lake Michigan while fishing Wednesday. The saltwater fish was a juvenile blacktip shark, said George Burgess, director of the Florida Program For Shark Research at the University of Florida...
Small plane crashes near Calif. airport; 3 injured (08/31/08)
BURBANK, Calif. -- A small plane overshot a runway Saturday and crashed into some power lines near Bob Hope Airport. Three people inside the aircraft were injured, authorities said. The Cessna 172 single-engine plane landed upside down in the power lines and its nose struck a car parked on the street below...
2009 Toyota Corolla is a baby Camry (08/31/08)
What's better than America's best-selling car, the Toyota Camry? These days, it just might be a baby Camry. It's an apt description for the new-generation Toyota Corolla sedan debuting this year. While smaller and lighter weight than a Camry, the 2009 Corolla comes to showrooms with the exterior styling of a Camry, many of the Camry's amenities, a Camry-like quiet interior and, best of all, fuel mileage that's better than the Camry...
McCain, Palin in Pa.; convention monitors storm (08/31/08)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- John McCain introduced new running mate Sarah Palin to voters in battleground Pennsylvania on Saturday as they wound their way toward St. Paul and a Republican National Convention where the mood was suddenly threatened by Hurricane Gustav...
UN: Georgians effectively blocked from returning home (08/31/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian troops remaining in Georgian territory are effectively preventing Georgians from returning to their homes, a U.N. representative said Saturday. Melita Sunjic, spokeswoman for the U.N. High Commissioner of Refugees in Georgia, said that although it was not clear if Russian soldiers were actually preventing refugees from returning, the warnings by the troops effectively block them...
Lights out? Experts fear fireflies are dwindling (08/31/08)
BAN LOMTUAN, Thailand -- Preecha Jiabyu used to take tourists on a rowboat to see the banks of the Mae Klong River aglow with thousands of fireflies. These days, all he sees are the fluorescent lights of hotels, restaurants and highway overpasses. He says he'd have to row a good two miles to see trees lit up with the magical creatures of his younger days...
Blast rocks Sri Lanka's capital, wounding 45 (08/31/08)
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka -- A bomb blast blamed on separatist Tamil Tigers wounded 45 people in Sri Lanka's capital Saturday, while renewed fighting in the embattled north killed 19 rebels and six soldiers, the military said. Military spokesman Brig. Udaya Nanayakkara accused the Tamil rebels of setting off the blast on a busy street in the heart of Colombo...
Bulldogs get speedster back (08/31/08)
Notre Dame featured one of the state's best offenses last fall, hitting for a .378 team batting average while capturing third place in Class 3. The Bulldogs did that without their leadoff batter and possibly their best hitter, Paris Burger, who sat out the season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus...
2008 high school softball Team capsules (08/31/08)
Notre Dame Bulldogs Coach: Jeff Graviett Last season: 29-1 Postseason results: Beat Platte County 2-1 in the Class 3 state third-place game Returning starters: Lauren Reinagel, jr., P; Erika Reinagel, sr., OF; Alexis Ralls, sr., designated player; Britney Schott, sr., OF; Alex Fowler, sr., 2B...
Central rallies to force extra innings, downs Jackson 4-3 (08/31/08)
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- The weekend had been a frustrating one for Taylre Scott and the rest of the Central softball team. The Tigers played two excellent games on the first night of the Haberstroh Cor Jesu Tournament, losing 2-1 contests to Affton and Notre Dame-St. Louis on Friday...
Delta stumbles (08/31/08)
The Delta softball team committed five errors Saturday to open the door for Poplar Bluff. The Mules emrged with the 3-2 win, with all three of their runs unearned. Brandy Perry picked up the win with seven strikeouts and two walks. Kendra Burnett took the loss. She also struck out seven...
Redhawks men win cross country meet (08/31/08)
The Southeast Missouri State men's cross country team started its season on the right foot Saturday by winning the Stegemoller Classic at Southern Indiana. Senior Brandon Karcher was the top collegiate finisher to lead the Redhawks. He covered the 6,000-meter course in 18 minutes, 45 seconds...
Four former Southeast players survive NFL cuts (08/31/08)
Four Southeast Missouri State products appear headed for opening-day National Football League rosters. While things still can change between now and next week's start of the regular season, the four survived Saturday's mandatory final roster cutdown to 53 players...
Area calendar (08/31/08)
Baseball n Southeast walk-on tryouts: The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will hold open walk-on tryouts Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Capaha Field. All interested participants must be enrolled at Southeast with at least 12 credit hours. They also must be registered with the NCAA clearinghouse and have a physical on file. Players need to arrive at the tryout in baseball attire. Info: 986-6002...
Country comfort (08/31/08)
Tucked away on 7.29 wooded acres, this property has an outstanding number of living areas. The buzz of traffic can't be heard, though the home is just yards from Highway 177 in Cape Girardeau, close to Southeast Missouri State University. The original owner named the place "Flint Hill" for all the Indian arrowheads found in the vicinity...
new arrivals (08/31/08)
Merlin and Nicole Pyrtle: baby Josalyn Hope, 5 pounds, 1 ounce. Jason and Cindy Norton: baby Edward Joseph, 7 pounds, 4 ounces. Dustin and Chandra Miller: baby Tysen Mack, 8 pounds. Todd and Amanda Wheeler: baby Cash, 7 pounds. Matthew Palmer and Lena Morgan: baby Kolie Jade, 8 pounds, 11 ounces...
Water saving advice (08/31/08)
Leaks: Even the smallest leak can waste thousands of gallons of water a year. To see if there's a problem, read your water meter when no water is being use, then look at it again after a few hours to see if the gauge has changed. Fixing it could be as simple as replacing a faucet washer or could indicate a more serious problem such as an unseen leak in a pipe...
Community Briefs 8/31/08 (08/31/08)
Kiwanis Club wins showmanship award at Cape barbecue festival The 16th Annual Cape BBQ Fest was held in Arena Park Aug. 21 and 22. The Kiwanis Club won Friday night's showmanship competition. The Club's skit, the "Swine Olympics," consisted of costumed members of the team splashing around in an inflatable kiddie pool...
Girl Scout promotes early learning (08/31/08)
Cassidy Brown, from 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 at 11 a.m. Saturday with extra activities at shelter one. 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...
Missouri forests full of mushrooms for hunting (08/31/08)
They might be found growing on the bark of trees, on the forest floor, in mulch, or even on your lawn in the shape of a ring. Mushrooms. Yellow morel, turkey tail, chanterelle, meadow, oyster, shaggy mane. There are 40 to 60 mushroom species that can grow in the fairy ring pattern, but the most important thing for mushroom hunters to understand is that many edible mushrooms have a potentially deadly twin...
Going strong Senior Center volunteer past 90, still passing out meals (08/31/08)
Phillips Brown of Cape Girardeau has a bad back, an enlarged prostate and stent in his heart. Most days he feels pretty good and wishes everyone else could, too. He's been helping people feel a little better for more than a decade as a volunteer with the Cape Girardeau Senior Center, delivering meals to the homebound in Cape Girardeau and Scott City...
Seabaugh receives Hometown Hero award (08/31/08)
Johnny Seabaugh of Jackson was honored by the local Modern Woodmen of America members for his countless community service hours. Seabaugh's service includes visits to hospitals, nursing homes and shut-ins. In recognition of his efforts the members of the Modern Woodmen's Scott City camp presented Seabaugh with a certificate and $100 grant to the organization of his choice, the local food pantry...
Chipman graduates from basic training (08/31/08)
Air Force Airman Kyle F. Chipman, a 2007 graduate of Thomas W. Kelly High School in Benton, Mo., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. He is the son of Danita and stepson of Randy Keen of Charleston, Mo. ...
CASA gives voice to 'forgotten children' (08/31/08)
Each day in the United States, about 850 children enter the foster care system because of abuse or neglect. That's almost 6,000 children each week. If the magnitude of this number is shocking, it is probably because this number is rarely reported. These children are the "forgotten children."...
Crossley completes Navy basic training (08/31/08)
Navy Seaman Daniel L. Crossley, son of Mary E. Taylor of Cape Girardeau, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program Crossley completed a variety of training including classroom study, practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, shipboard and aircraft safety and an emphasis on physical fitness. Crossley is a 2008 graduate of Central Senior High School of Cape Girardeau...
OUR CONDOLENCES (08/31/08)
Hannah Cotner, 91, of Cape Girardeau. William French, 84, of Cape Girardeau. Joseph Wyatt, 72, of Olmsted, Ill. Lawrence Wilson, 87, of Mounds, Ill. Elmer Yeager, 90, of Perryville. Amanda Thatch, 90, of Parma. Paul Davis, 80, of Goreville, Ill. Larry Warner, 59, of Jackson...
Vance completes Marine training exercise (08/31/08)
Marine Corps Capt. Anthony G. Vance, son of Marion O. Vance-Ignatz of Henderson, Nev., and Lloyd G. Vance of Fredericktown, Mo., recently completed the pre-deployment exercise Mojave Viper at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, Calif., while assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Marine Regiment, 4th Marine Division, Marine Forces Reserve, Garden City, N.Y. ...
Diddy grounds private jet over fuel costs (08/31/08)
LOS ANGELES -- Fuel prices have grounded an unexpected frequent-flyer: Diddy. Sean "Diddy" Combs complained about the "too high" price of gas and pleaded for free oil from his "Saudi Arabia brothers and sisters" in a YouTube video posted Wednesday. The hip-hop mogul said he is now flying on commercial airlines instead of in private jets, which Combs said had previously cost him $200,000 and up for a roundtrip between New York and Los Angeles...
AAA: Weather may cause Labor Day travel to fall from 2007 (08/31/08)
MIAMI -- Falling gas prices might not be enough to entice people to travel this Labor Day weekend, with some keeping a wary eye on dangerous Hurricane Gustav, which is threatening the Gulf Coast. About 34.4 million people are projected to travel at least 50 miles from home -- a 1.1 percent decline from Labor Day 2007. Travel over Memorial Day weekend and Independence Day 2008 was also down compared to last year, according to auto club AAA...
Bob Ryan (08/31/08)
JONESBORO, Ark. -- Bob Ryan, 70, of Jonesboro died Friday, Aug. 29, 2008, at NEA Baptist Hospital in Jonesboro. He was born July 2, 1938, in Jonesboro to Evans H. Ryan and Neva McDaniel Gilbert. A native and lifelong resident of Jonesboro, Bob formerly farmed and operated Ryan's Seed and Feed in Jonesboro, but for the last several years was a Crye-Leike Realtor in Jonesboro...
Walter Schott (08/31/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Walter J. Schott, 99, of Perryville died Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2008, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. He was born Oct. 26, 1908, at Uniontown, Mo., son of Louis and Julia Ponder Schott. He and Myrtle Mae Puntmann were married Nov. 12, 1941, at Apple Creek, Mo...
Erna Spalding (08/31/08)
Erna Amanda (Sander) Spalding, 100, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 25, 1907, at Dutchtown, daughter of Albert C. and Amanda Mueller Sander. She married Edward Franklin Spalding on May 1, 1926, in Cape Girardeau. He died Feb. 25, 1974...
Rosanna Woeltje (08/31/08)
Rosanna Catherine Fallert Woeltje, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, at her home. She was born May 27, 1923, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Andrew and Catherine Fallert, originally of Ste. Genevieve County. She and Glenn Wesley Woeltje were married at St. Mary's Church in Cape Girardeau Sept. 28, 1941...
Buddy Lambert (08/31/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Enfield "Buddy" Lambert, 82, passed away at home Saturday, Aug. 30, 2008, surrounded by family. He was born Oct. 13, 1925, in Marion County, Ala., to the late Charlie W. and Autie E. Nelson Lambert. On Oct. 31, 1943, he married Genevia Maxine Holden in Dexter. They had one son, Thomas Earl Lambert...
brethold - oliver (08/31/08)
Jessica Lee Brethold and Jack Weslen Oliver were united in marriage June 21, 2008, at Alexander County Freewill Baptist Church. The Rev. Ernest Brown performed the ceremony. Pianist was Lindsey Chubboy of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Phillip and Susan Brethold of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Russel and Larinda Garrison of Tamms, Ill...
Kritzer - Jones (08/31/08)
Loretta Cathryn Kritzer and Teddy N. Jones Jr. exchanged vows June 28, 2008, in Santa Rosa Beach, Fla. Teresa Tackett performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Patty Kritzer of Panama City, Fla. The groom is the son of Ted and Kathy Jones of Miramar Beach, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau...
thompson - taylor (08/31/08)
Jenna Leigh Thompson and Corey B. Taylor were married April 5, 2008, at Deerfield Lodge. Jack Allen performed the ceremony. Music was by the SEMO String Quartet. The bride is the daughter of Karen Thompson of Campbell, Mo. The groom is the son of Melanie Stratman of Scott City and Brad Taylor of Malden, Mo...
Weaver - Birk (08/31/08)
Angela Louise Weaver and Derek Justin Birk were married Jan. 5, 2008, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson. The Rev. Robert Henrichs performed the ceremony. Organist was Matt Palisch of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Cynthia Rigdon and Kim and Lisa Weaver of Jackson. The groom is the son of Brad and Saundra Birk of Jackson...
Truelove - friga (08/31/08)
Mandy Truelove and Adam Friga were united in marriage June 21, 2008, at Best Western Coach House Inn in Sikeston, Mo. Dean Wallace performed the ceremony. Parents of the bride are Marilyn Truelove of Cape Girardeau and Jimmy Truelove of Lilbourn, Mo. The groom is the son of Mark and Sandy Friga of Oran, Mo...
Rhodes - graham (08/31/08)
Scott and Lysa Rhodes of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsey RaChael Rhodes, to Charles Thomas Graham. He is the son of Tom and Melissa Graham of Charleston, Mo. Rhodes is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is an account executive at The Tennessean in Nashville...
Schreiber - litzelfelner (08/31/08)
Tim and Terri Schreiber of Florissant, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Meghan Marie Schreiber, to Matthew Lee Litzelfelner. He is the son of Mike Litzelfelner of Jackson and Vicki Keller of Cape Girardeau. Schreiber is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is an interior designer with CLB Interiors...
Wibbenmeyer - Diebold (08/31/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bob and Pat Wibbenmeyer of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Wibbenmeyer of Arnold, Mo., to Christopher Diebold of Jacksonville, Fla. He is the son of Lawrence and Christina Diebold of Scott City. Wibbenmeyer received a bachelor of science in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University, a master of science in audiology from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and doctor of audiology from Salus University in Elkins Park, Pa. ...
Hayden - putz (08/31/08)
Michael and Lori Hayden of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Roni Lyn Hayden, to Michael Lee Putz. He is the son of Ron and Linda Putz of Millersville. Hayden is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a fourth grade teacher with Woodland School District at Marble Hill, Mo...
Fina - 25 years (08/31/08)
The Rev. and Mrs. Gregg Fina of Scott City celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner Aug. 9, 2008, hosted by members of First Baptist Church in Scott City. Out-of-town guests attended from Festus, Mo., and the state of Pennsylvania. Fina and Dawn Gouger were married Aug. 6, 1983, in Columbia, N.J...
Campbell - 60 years (08/31/08)
Mr. and Mrs. R. Kenneth Campbell of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with an open house July 19, 2008, at their home. Campbell and Joan Templeton were married July 30, 1948. The couple has two children, Ken (Barbara) Campbell and Susan (Bob) Wittenborn of Cape Girardeau...
Shandy - 50 years (08/31/08)
Mr. and Mrs. James L. Shandy of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a family dinner party Aug. 30, 2008, at Marquette Terrace. Shandy and Sandra Harris were married Aug. 30, 1958, at the Methodist Church in Summersville, Mo...
Police report 8/31/2008 (08/31/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Jamin Schippers, no age given, 1922 Rampart St., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and failure to drive in a single lane...
Fire report 8/31/2008 (08/31/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: n At 8:56 p.m., an alarm sounding at 1701 Lacey St. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: n At 12:31 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1200 block of Linden Street...
Out of the Past 8/31/08 (08/31/08)
25 years ago: Aug. 31, 1983 A Marceline, Mo., man and woman believed to be involved with two fraudulent calendar schemes in Cape Girardeau County have been arrested; they were involved with a Marceline-based group that is alleged to have stolen about $950 from area businesses and civic groups by selling advertisements for calendars that were never printed...
Sen. barack obama accepts democratic nomination for president (08/31/08)
To chairman Dean and my great friend Dick Durbin; and to all my fellow citizens of this great nation; With profound gratitude and great humility, I accept your nomination for the presidency of the United States. Let me express my thanks to the historic slate of candidates who accompanied me on this journey, and especially the one who traveled the farthest -- a champion for working Americans and an inspiration to my daughters and to yours -- Hillary Rodham Clinton. ...
Teaching children to read is greatest priority (08/31/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: Schools are asked to accomplish many things today. What part of the curriculum would you give the greatest priority? Dear Reader: Schools that try to do everything may wind up doing little. That's why I believe we should give priority to the academic fundamentals -- what used to be called "readin', writin' and 'rithmetic." Of those three, the most important is basic literacy. ...
Labor Day (08/31/08)
Tomorrow is a day set aside for barbecues and picnics and a little relaxation. It is a day our nation celebrates its work force. We celebrate Labor Day, too. We will not publish a paper. At the Southeast Missourian, we have some of the best workers in Southeast Missouri. ...
Online Pet of the Week (08/31/08)
Dawn is a 4yr old Yellow Lab. She is spayed and housebroken. Dawn is waiting for a new family at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837, Mon.-Sat. 11am-5pm, Sun. 1-4pm.
We all can, get along (08/31/08)
Mitzi and Icee are best friends and Playmates! Who would have thought?
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