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Stories from Sunday, September 14, 2008

Styx draws thousands on fair's final night (09/14/08)
At the final night of the 153rd SEMO District Fair, as most children were riding the Tilt-A-Whirl or running through the funhouse, just as many, if not more, adults packed the grandstand to be rocked by Styx. Saturday night, the band played the same stage and filled the same seats as REO Speedwagon did the year before. In 1999, the two Illinois bands recorded the live album "Arch Allies" in St. Louis...
Girl whose rare genetic condition makes sunlight dangerous now has a life beyond the shadows (09/14/08)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- Kim and Eric Beardslee weathered their daughter Graycen's preschool years living in shadows. Windows to their home were tinted. Lathering on special sunscreen became a morning routine for her like brushing teeth. Pulling on a protective hood and gloves to go outside was like putting on shoes...
Sock Hop, Duck race canceled; other events a go (09/14/08)
The Sock Hop benefit for the Family Resource Center has been canceled. The event will take place next week, according to Eldon Nattier and James Coley, co-owners of the Rose Bed Inn, The power is out on the city's southside and Coley said high winds have caused a mess on the bed and breakfast's lawn...
Thousands without power as Ike remnants hit area (09/14/08)
The remnants of Hurricane Ike buffeted Southeast Missouri with strong winds Sunday morning, cutting power to thousands of homes and businesses and keeping emergency crews busy responding to tree-blocked streets. People planning on traveling should be aware that many streets are blocked by fallen trees or downed wires; many roads in central Missouri counties are flooded...
Malden, Mo., man allegedly beats wife for week in home (09/14/08)
MALDEN, Mo. -- A Malden man is facing felony charges for allegedly holding his wife against her will in their home and beating her for a week. Lonnie D. Campbell, 35, was arrested Sept. 3 by the Malden Police Department after the woman apparently escaped and reported the attack to officers at the police station...
Scott County sees sales tax revenue fall (09/14/08)
BENTON -- Sales tax revenue continues to be down in Scott County. During the regular commission meeting Thursday, officials reviewed the August sales tax report. Current totals are more than $100,000 lower than they were at the same point in 2007, said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner...
Dozens of hot dogs disappear at district fair (09/14/08)
With 128 hot dogs ready for consumption, there was plenty of food to go around during the hot dog eating contest Saturday at SEMO District Fair. Participants, broken into senior and junior divisions, took to the challenge with varying degrees of zest. Most started quickly, taking drinks of water between swallows, but began to slow by the third hot dog. Five competitors took part in the senior division, while three were in the junior division...
Firetruck stolen, found on Cape street (09/14/08)
Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department deputies are investigating a burglary, theft and vandalism incident involving a firetruck stolen from the Hanover station belonging to the East County Fire Protection District. The break-in is believed to have occurred between the hours of 2 and 5 a.m. Saturday, fire chief Dwayne Kirchhoff said...
Ashley Judd, others discuss Obama policy at Broadway bookstore (09/14/08)
Fuel costs, birth control and transparency in government were issues that worked their way into a discussion between actress Ashley Judd, former U.S. senator Jean Carnahan and Melody Barnes, senior domestic policy adviser to Sen. Barack Obama, held Saturday at Broadway Books and Roasting Co. in Cape Girardeau...
Club news 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
Cape Girardeau County Extension Council The Cape Girardeau County Extension Council met for their quarterly meeting on Sept. 4 at Cape County Extension Center in Jackson. Agnes Wachter, president, presided over the meeting. Mary Klaproth, chairman of the FCE tour committee, reported on reservations made for upcoming tours, a trip to Stages to see "The Music Man," on Sept. 27 and to see the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra Christmas concert at Ppowell Hall on Dec. 19...
Small Illinois town without daytime firefighters after nine resignations (09/14/08)
MAROA, Ill. -- The fire department in the small central Illinois city of Maroa doesn't have people to cover the day shift after nine firefighters resigned last week. Former assistant fire chief Jamie Zombro said he's concerned with the quality of training and doesn't have confidence in chief Larry Peasley's leadership...
Acura's flagship sedan gets a makeover (09/14/08)
If there's one car that deserves the Most Overlooked Award, it's the Acura RL. A midsize sedan with a quiet, comfortable ride, enough high-tech amenities to satisfy a computer geek, a top government safety rating and a "recommended" label from Consumer Reports magazine, the RL often is dismissed as merely a nice but conservative-looking luxury car...
Engineer error blamed in Calif. train wreck that killed 25 people (09/14/08)
LOS ANGELES -- A commuter train engineer who ran a stop signal was blamed Saturday for the nation's deadliest rail disaster in 15 years, a wreck that killed 25 people and left such a mass of smoldering, twisted metal that it took nearly a day to recover all the bodies...
Man suspected of sausage and spice attack set free (09/14/08)
SANGER, Calif. -- A man suspected of breaking into the home of two California farmworkers, rubbing spices into the face of one man and smacking another with an 8-inch sausage has been set free. Prosecutors say they do not have enough evidence to file criminal charges against 21-year-old Antonio Vasquez. He was released from Fresno County Jail on Tuesday...
Greenspan thinks country can't afford McCain's proposed tax cuts (09/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- Alan Greenspan says the country can't afford tax cuts of the magnitude proposed by Republican presidential contender John McCain -- at least not without reducing government spending. "Unless we cut spending, no," the former Federal Reserve chairman said Friday when asked about McCain's proposed tax cuts, pegged in some estimates at $3.3 trillion...
Emergency meeting on Lehman Brothers rescue resumes (09/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- With the global financial system holding its collective breath, the U.S. government worked to help devise a rescue for Lehman Brothers and restore confidence in Wall Street and the American financial structure. Deliberations resumed Saturday as leading Wall Street executives and top U.S. ...
Montana teacher OK after crashing his bike into a bear (09/14/08)
MISSOULA, Mont. -- A middle school teacher suffered some bruising and a big scratch on his back after he struck a bear while riding his bicycle to school. Jim Litz said he was traveling about 25 mph on the morning of Sept. 8 when he came upon a rise and spotted a black bear about 10 feet in front of him. He didn't have time to stop and T-boned the bruin...
Economic damage from Ike may be less than feared (09/14/08)
A small change in Hurricane Ike's course just before it crashed into the Texas coast Saturday may have spared the state and the nation from significantly worse economic damage. The center of the storm appeared to miss the vital concentration of oil and petrochemical refineries in the Houston area, and the surge of water rolling into the nation's second-largest port was also weaker than predicted...
Colo. senator: GOP should support drilling compromise (09/14/08)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats sought on Saturday to drum up support for compromise legislation on offshore drilling, challenging Republicans to break from Bush administration policies that neglect development of alternative energy sources. "Enough is enough," Sen. Ken Salazar of Colorado said in the Democrats' weekly radio address, citing rising energy prices, including $4-a-gallon diesel fuel...
Ike's storm surge about half of what was predicted (09/14/08)
Forecasters warned of "certain death," a possible 25-foot surge of water that would wash across the Texas and Louisiana coast, wiping away towns in a white-capped, churning mess of debris. What Hurricane Ike actually brought was a storm surge about half that, still causing widespread flooding and damage, but far less than the catastrophic predictions...
Mom accused of using child's ID to be high school cheerleader (09/14/08)
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- A 33-year-old woman stole her daughter's identity to attend high school and join the cheerleading squad, according to a criminal complaint filed against the woman. Wendy Brown of Green Bay faces a felony identity theft charge after enrolling in Ashwaubenon High School as her 15-year-old daughter, who lives in Nevada with Brown's mother...
Head of VA says surgeries at Illinois hospital could be months away (09/14/08)
MARION, Ill. -- The head of the nation's Veterans Affairs system said Saturday it still could be months before inpatient surgeries resume at a Southern Illinois hospital. But rehabbing the site's image after a surge in patient deaths last year may take far longer...
Kidnapped robot primate found in Vermont cornfield (09/14/08)
EAST MACHIAS, Maine -- An 8-foot-tall mechanical gorilla that was swiped in broad daylight from its longtime location outside a store has turned up several hundred miles away -- with an apologetic ransom demand. The arm-waving primate disappeared during the Labor Day weekend and store owner Lowell Miller and his wife, Sandy, marveled at how such a big ape on a heavy base could have been taken without attracting attention...
Search on for Hurricane Ike victims (09/14/08)
HOUSTON -- Rescuers in boats, helicopters and high-water trucks set out across the flood-stricken Texas coast Saturday in a monumental effort to reach tens of thousands of people who stubbornly ignored warnings of "certain death" and tried to ride out Hurricane Ike...
Olympic Bird's Nest architects design New York high-rise (09/14/08)
NEW YORK -- The Swiss architects of the iconic Bird's Nest stadium at the Beijing Olympics are bringing their innovative style to New York City with a translucent glass skyscraper designed to look like houses stacked in the sky. Architects Jacques Herzog and Pierre de Meuron's $650 million, 57-story condominium featuring cantilevered terraces is slated to begin going up in mid-October in lower Manhattan...
Russian troops pull out of Georgia to meet withdrawal deadline (09/14/08)
TBILISI, Georgia -- Russian soldiers and armored vehicles pulled back from positions deep in western Georgia on Saturday, meeting a closely watched withdrawal deadline a month after the war between the former Soviet republics. A Georgian policeman was shot dead near the edge of a breakaway Moscow-backed province, adding to tensions in areas where Russian troops are supposed to cede control to unarmed European Union monitors within weeks...
Pakistan pursues diplomacy with U.S. on border raids (09/14/08)
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan's government eased its rhetoric Saturday against unilateral U.S. attacks on militant havens near the Afghan border, saying it hopes quiet diplomacy will persuade Washington that the raids only inflame sentiment against leaders of both countries...
At least 18 killed in bombings, shootings in Iraq (09/14/08)
BAGHDAD -- Gunmen on Saturday abducted and killed four employees of an Iraqi television station who were filming a program about the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, one of a series of attacks in Iraq that left at least 18 people dead. A bomb concealed in a kiosk used to sell ice killed four security personnel and wounded nine people at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraqi officials said. ...
Pope Benedict drinks water from spring at Lourdes (09/14/08)
LOURDES, France -- As millions of pilgrims do each year, Pope Benedict XVI drank water Saturday from the Lourdes spring famed for miraculous cures as he visited a grotto at the sanctuary he calls a "citadel of hope." A young girl in 19th-century peasant costume handed the pontiff a glass of the water from the spring that burst through the ground 150 years ago when a local girl, Bernadette Soubirous, had repeated visions of the Virgin Mary...
Bombs claimed by Muslim militants kill 18, wound dozens in New Delhi (09/14/08)
NEW DELHI -- A series of bombs exploded at a park and crowded shopping areas across India's capital Saturday evening, killing at least 18 people and wounding dozens. Muslim extremists claimed to be behind the latest in a recent wave of attacks that has killed more than 100...
Few safeguards for Mexican produce heading north (09/14/08)
ALLENDE, Mexico -- At the end of a dirt road in northern Mexico, the conveyer belts processing hundreds of tons of vegetables a year for U.S. and Mexican markets are open to the elements, protected only by a corrugated metal roof. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration suspects this packing plant, its warehouse in McAllen, Texas, and a farm in Mexico are among the sources of the United States' largest outbreak of food-borne illness in a decade, which infected at least 1,440 people with a rare form of salmonella.. ...
China says dairy company knew of tainted milk for weeks (09/14/08)
BEIJING -- China's health minister blamed a dairy Saturday for the delay in warning the public about tainted milk powder linked to kidney stones in infants and at least one death, as authorities increased the number of known sick babies to 432. The incident has been an embarrassing failure for China's product safety system, which was overhauled in an attempt to restore consumer confidence after a string of recalls and warnings around the world over tainted toothpaste, faulty tires and other Chinese-made goods.. ...
Plane crash in central Russia kills all 88 aboard (09/14/08)
MOSCOW -- A plane carrying 88 people crashed in central Russia, killing all on board, an emergency official said Sunday. The Boeing 737 traveling from Moscow to Perm went down about 3:40 a.m. Sunday, Emergency Situations Ministry spokeswoman Irina Andrianova said...
Young Cubs perform well at B.A. Sports Classic (09/14/08)
Bell City players wear blue warmup T-shirts with 45 printed on the back. The 45 stands for 45 minutes, the average length of a best-of-three volleyball match. Cubs seniors, who came up with the design, said they have a somewhat inexperienced group this year after graduating three important hitters off last year's team. They said the only way to climb back to the top of Class 1 is by hustling for 45 minutes in every match...
Central's Schabbing races to second place (09/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Central cross country coach Mark Hahn called it a "coming out party" for senior Veronica Schabbing. "It's hard to say that about someone who was all-state last year," Hahn said. "But this was a great day for Veronica. There are a lot of cross country fans throughout the state, and I think her name is going to be on a lot of message boards in the next 24 hours. She is not going to be a secret around the state."...
Gibson rounds into form (09/14/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Jackson senior Greg Gibson is glad to be back. And so are his friends and family. Gibson missed most of his junior cross country season with a torn muscle in his side. And boy did he miss the sport. "Everyone can tell you that I was a wreck last fall," Gibson said. "I was not fun to be around."...
Kelly sweeps top spots at invite (09/14/08)
Kelly's Tommy Bridges and Cody Kern took the top two spots in the boys race at the Kelly Invitational cross country meet Saturday. Bridges finished in 17 minutes, 51 seconds, while Kern crossed the line in 18:19. Delta's boys took the team title, led by Austin Seabaugh in fourth...
Redhawks finish second at volleyball tourney (09/14/08)
Despite having three of its top players miss most of the tournament, the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team had a strong showing at the Saluki Invitational in Carbondale, Ill. Southeast placed second in the four-team event after losing to host Southern Illinois 23-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-23 on Saturday night...
Season's first goal eludes Southeast soccer team (09/14/08)
The early-season slide continued for the Southeast Missouri State women's soccer team. Not only did the Redhawks fall to 0-3 on Saturday night, they also remained scoreless as visiting Southern Illinois-Edwardsville won 1-0. Southeast's other losses have been to Missouri State 1-0 and Army 2-0...
Area calendar (09/14/08)
Golf n 2008 Autumn Open tourney: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will host the 2008 Autumn Open four-person scramble Saturday at the Cape Jaycee Municipal Golf Course. The tournament, which will begin with an 8 a.m. shotgun start, is open to men, women and mixed teams. ...
Overall Women's Open Winners (09/14/08)
1, Bev Ofsthun, 1:27:31; 2, Helen Alexander-Kratz, 1:28:31; 3, Tambra Galarnyk, 1:35:58. Women 19 and under 1, Cassie Kipper, 1:40:16; 2, Taylor Coe, 2:04:11; 3, Evan Greenbank, 2:12:37; 4, Kylie Best, 2:23:55. Women 20 to 24 1, Allison Zeller, 1:43:33; 2, Laura Klein, 1:57:38; 3, Natalie Romano, 2:28:16...
Sock hop raises funds for Cape Area Family Resource Center (09/14/08)
Unpack your poodle skirt and leather jackets for the Cape Area Family Resource Center sock hop. The second annual sock hop, a benefit for the Cape Area Family Resource Center, will be at the Rose Bed Inn. In case of rain the event will be postponed one week...
Art teacher receives recognition from online museum (09/14/08)
Sharon Williams, art teacher at Alma Schrader School in Cape Girardeau, has been recognized by Artsonia, an online children's art museum, for her leadership in arts education. The school's online art gallery, www.artsonia.com/schools/schrader1, ranks No. ...
SEMO District Fair demolition derby results (09/14/08)
First heat: Tie for first place: Tommy Hack, Ste. Genevieve, and Aaron Schmelzer, Ste. Genevieve Clive Meyers, Scott City, and John Gramm, Benton Second place: Steve Masterson, Oak Ridge, and Eric Wilson, Oak Ridge Third place: Tim Schmelzle, Ste. Genevieve, and Chad Miller, Perryville...
SEMO District Fair tractor pull winners (09/14/08)
Ilinois Tractor Pulling Association, Inc.- (class) 8,000 PS DT First place: Rod Tarr, distance of 337.35 Second place: Rodd Tarr, distance of 330.550 Third place: Kevin Cole, distance of 325.160 Fourth place: Ryan Whalen, distance of 323.500 Fifth place: David Justison, distance of 318.575...
SEMO District Fair pageant winners (09/14/08)
Beauty pageant Tiny Miss Semo Fair (2 to 3 years old) First place: Bailie Bridget Johnston, Cape Girardeau Second place: Samyia Sterling, Cape Girardeau Third place: Regan Davie, Jackson Little Miss Semo Fair (4 to 6 years) First place: Elizabeth Grace Roy, Cape Girardeau...
SEMO District Fair baby contest winners (09/14/08)
Baby girls 3 to 6 months First place: Ashlyn Harley Tidwell, daughter of Jennifer and Brandon Tidwell, Advance, Mo. Second place: Carissa Leeann Brown, daughter of Michelle and Gary Brown, Jackson. Third place: Jordan Taylor Burford, daughter of Samantha Burford and Brandon Streiler, Cape Girardeau...
What's happening today 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
Chicken-and-dumplings dinner raises funds A chicken-and-dumplings dinner will help raise funds for the newly formed SEMO Earthquakes Soccer team. The menu also includes all-you-can-eat corn, green beans, slaw, bread, dessert and drink. The meal will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the University of Missouri Extension Office, 684 W. Jackson Trail, Jackson. The price is reduced for children 4 to 10; children 3 and younger eat for free...
Bootheel Tractor Pullers Association winners (09/14/08)
@calendar:Bootheel Tractor Pullers Association class 6,250 lbs. First place: Mark Foeste, Cape Girardeau, Mo. Second place: Ron Shipman, Oak Ridge, Mo. Third place: Neil Dobbs, Fisk, Mo. Fourth place: Doug Deckard, St. Francis, Ark. Fifth place: Jimmy Dunlop, Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Philip Roth has no love for movies based on his novels (09/14/08)
NEW YORK -- Film rights for Philip Roth's new novel, "Indignation," have already been optioned by Hollywood producer Scott Rudin, whose credits include the Academy Award-winning "No Country for Old Men" and the commercial smash "The Addams Family."...
Tony Kristoff Jr. (09/14/08)
Tony Kristoff Jr. ANNA, Ill. -- Tony Kristoff Jr., 90, of Anna died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born Aug. 17, 1918, in Red Jacket, Mich., son of Anthony and Anna Maynarick Kristoff. He and Sophia Frances "Flo" Rimkus were married Aug. 17, 1940. She died July 18, 1998...
Cecile Wilkinson (09/14/08)
Cecile Wilkinson Cecile I. Wilkinson, 95, of Jackson died Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home.
Carl Kelley (09/14/08)
Carl Kelley Carl Everett Kelley, 90, of Delta died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at home. He was born March 28, 1918, in Minimum, Mo., son of Joseph Bradfield and Laura Catherine White Kelley. He married Stella Sanders Kelley, and she preceded him in death. He then married Della Berry White on July 16, 2007, in Delta. She survives...
Willard Sitzes (09/14/08)
Willard Sitzes GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Willard "Jim" Leo Sitzes, 87, of Glenallen died Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008 at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 10, 1921, in Glenallen, son of Welker and Maggie Huggins Sitzes. He and Clara Charlene Simmons were married Dec. 14, 1942...
Karen Fitzpatrick-Blake (09/14/08)
Karen Fitzpatrick-Blake COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Karen Fitzpatrick-Blake, 51, of Columbia died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, in Columbia. She was born April 14, 1957, at Bernie, Mo., daughter of Leonard William and Ruby Jane Stacy Fitzpatrick. Survivors include a son, Josh Fitzpatrick of Columbia; four brothers, Jerry Fitzpatrick of Van Buren, Ark., Billy Fitzpatrick of Atlanta, Dennis Fitzpatrick of Cape Girardeau, Dale Fitzpatrick of Essex, Mo.; and two sisters, Sylvia Fitzpatrick of Atlanta nad Sharon Fitzpatrick of Columbia.. ...
Jackie Brotherton (09/14/08)
Jackie Brotherton PATTON, Mo. -- Jackie Lee Brotherton, 72, of Patton died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the family home. He was born Sept. 23, 1935, at Alliance, Mo., son of Willie and Alma Seabaugh Brotherton. He and Donna Webb were married June 3, 1956, at Patton...
Wayne Zahner (09/14/08)
Wayne Zahner SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Wayne M. Zahner, 61, of Sedgewickville died Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was born Feb. 10, 1947, at Perryville, Mo., son of Hansel J. and Rita A. Taylor Zahner. He and Shirley Layton were married Dec. 27, 1969...
Dorothy Elfrink (09/14/08)
Dorothy Elfrink LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Dorothy Landewee Elfrink passed away Sept. 12, 2008, at her home in Leopold. She had spent the last several months surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family as she gracefully battled cancer, never losing her faith...
Births 9/13/08 (09/14/08)
Coalson Twin daughters to Donald Dean Coalson Jr. and Angela Beth Mercer of Perryville, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2008. Samantha Lynn was born at 11:18 p.m. and weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces. Izabelle Marie was born at 11:19 p.m. ...
Wolz - Yager (09/14/08)
Katie Elizabeth Wolz and Tyler Nash Yager were united in marriage June 14, 2008, at Grace United Methodist Church. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Organist and pianist was Susan Hatley of Cape Girardeau. Soloist was Allison Wolz of Cape Girardeau, sister of the bride...
Steffens - Ross (09/14/08)
Heather Lynne Steffens and Benjamin Jacob Ross exchanged vows June 14, 2008, at St. Andrew Lutheran Church. The Revs. Mark Martin and Mark Smith performed the ceremony. Organist was Martin Roth of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Wayne and Marilyn Steffens of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Paul and Nola Heidbreder of Glendale, Mo...
Metje - Graviett (09/14/08)
Angela Dawn Metje and Jeffrey Todd Graviett were married July 5, 2008, at Chaumette Vineyards and Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. Darren Casper of Imperial, Mo., cousin of the bride, performed the ceremony. Soloist was Carly Schneider of Kelso, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Kay Kimmich-Choate of Cape Girardeau and Ronald Burcham of North Little Rock, Ark. The groom is the son of Dennis and Debbie Graviett of Chaffee, Mo...
Miller - Stogsdill (09/14/08)
Bonnie Ann Miller and David Lee Stogsdill were married June 28, 2008, in Kansas City, Kan. The Rev. Julianne Judd performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Maurice Miller of Scott City. Stogsdill is the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry Stogsdill...
Jansen - Glastetter (09/14/08)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Sonya Marie Jansen and Joshua Mark Glastetter were married May 3, 2008, in Leopold. The Rev. Normand Varone performed the ceremony. Organist was Alissa Vandeven of Leopold; pianist was Karen Kelley and violinist was Brittney Kelley, both of Sikeston, Mo. A choir sang and soloists were Shelly Holzum of Jackson and Bob and Jean Clubb of Leopold...
Ulrich - Spindler (09/14/08)
Darrell and Connie Ulrich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Dana Ulrich, to Jon Spindler, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Dennis and Cindy Spindler of Nashville, Ill. Ulrich is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in social work from the University of Missouri-St. Louis in 2005. She is an associate director of development at the university...
Pfautsch - Hesser (09/14/08)
Brian and Anita Pfautsch of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Brooke Pfautsch, to Travis Christian Hesser, both of St. Louis. He is the son of John and Paula Hesser of St. Louis. Pfautsch received bachelor of arts degrees in communication and psychology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 2003. She is marketing coordinator with Morey's Seafood International...
Parker - Craft (09/14/08)
Steve and Patty Parker of Malden, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Lindsay Nicole Parker, to Bryan Allen Craft Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Sherman and Donna Vessells of Delta and Bryan and Martha Craft Sr. of Whitewater...
Morgan - Koerber (09/14/08)
Katie Morgan of Gordonville and Rick Morgan of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, April Morgan, to Dustin Koerber. He is the son of Mark and Susan Koerber of Gordonville. Morgan is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School, and is pursuing a degree in nursing at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Leimer - Farrow (09/14/08)
Ted and Kathy Leimer of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Christina Marie Leimer, to Cody Lee Farrow. He is the son of Alan and Faye Farrow of Jackson. Leimer received a degree in finance from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007. She is director of admissions and marketing at Life Care Centers of Cape Girardeau...
Tuschhoff - Palisch (09/14/08)
Tim and Bev Tuschhoff of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Nicole Tuschhoff, to Derek James Palisch. He is the son of Jim and Tammy Palisch of Altenburg, Mo. Tuschhoff is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a doctor of pharmacy degree from St. Louis College of Pharmacy in May 2009. She is a pharmacy intern at Walgreens...
Waldrup - 60 years (09/14/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Truman Waldrup of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a reception June 21, 2008, at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their children and spouses, Cindy and Kenny LeGrand of Kelso, Mo., and Butch and Vicki Waldrup of Dexter, Mo...
Gibson - 50 years (09/14/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Donald Gibson of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner Sept. 6, 2008, at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Patty Gibson of Elgin, Ill., Brian and Nancy Gibson of Davenport, Fla.; and a grandson, Hayden Gibson of Elgin...
Klein - 55 years (09/14/08)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Karl and Barbara Klein of Cairo recently celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary. The couple was married Aug. 26, 1953.
Deal - 50 years (09/14/08)
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Deal of Scott City will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary Sept. 21, 2008. Deal and Norma Rampley were married Sept. 21, 1958, at Morehouse, Mo. He is a retired truck driver and officer of Teamsters Local 574. Mrs. Deal retired from the State School System, where she was a teachers aide and bus driver...
Police Report 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Two subjects were in custody pending charges for possession of a controlled substance with intent to distribute. n Isiah L. Mathis, 25, 2525 Themis St., Apt. 8, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for contempt of court for trespassing and no insurance...
Fire Report 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:51 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of East Rodney Drive. n At 6:49 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3000 block of Aspen Drive. n At 8:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of Park Drive...
Out of the past 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
25 years ago: Sept. 14, 1983 Attendance at the SEMO District Fair yesterday was down slightly from last year, but tonight's attendance at a tractor pull should make up for that; last night's entertainment before the grandstand was the Hee Haw Road Show...
Water scam, accountability (09/14/08)
Here are several items I've come across in my reading that I think you will find interesting: n Bottled water -- now you see it, now you don't: Beginning with a modest invasion by the French Perrier and Evian brands in the early 1980s, purveyors of bottled water pulled off a brilliant marketing scam. They convinced the public that bottled water was more pure, tasted better and was safer than good old tap water...
Schools are in need of strong leadership, more structure (09/14/08)
Dear Dr. Dobson: What changes would you make in junior and senior high schools to improve the learning environment? Dear Reader: Most importantly, we must make schools safer for students and teachers. Guns, drugs and adolescence make a deadly cocktail. ...
His & Hers: Shopping for approval in the grocery store (09/14/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID Bob and I both hate grocery shopping. We've shared the long list of reasons why in previous columns. But we like to eat, so when the kitchen cabinets hold only the bottle of vanilla extract and stale taco shells, one of us is usually forced to the store...
Feeding the hungry (09/14/08)
When we think about hungry people of the world, we Midwesterners tend to think of Third World countries in Africa or other far-off places. But the problem exists right here in Southeast Missouri. According to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank and a University of Missouri study, there are 64,000 people in need of food in the 16 counties served by the food bank...
Speak Out 9/14/08 (09/14/08)
Making good sense THE REPUBLICAN vice presidential nominee, Sarah Palin, reminds me of Ronald Reagan with her logic and her good sense. I'll tell you, I am going to watch her debate Joe Biden. We're going to find out, as she said, what a pit bull is, and she'll have her lipstick on...
Storm Damage in Jackson (09/14/08)
House located in Indian Hills subdivision in Jackson with damage from a fallen tree.
Storm Damage in Jackson (09/14/08)
One of my trees split in half by high winds this morning
Storm Damage in Jackson (09/14/08)
Tree split in half by high winds
Storm Damage in Jackson (09/14/08)
Remains of the Eagle Pallet Company located on August St. in Jackson. The building was being demolished but it didn't look anything like this until after the winds came through. Insulation bits were blown for blocks north of the building.
Storm Damage in Jackson (09/14/08)
House located in Indian Hills Subdivision with damage from a fallen tree.
summer vacation (09/14/08)
Destin, Fl
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