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Man shot on Hanover Street (11/02/08)
By Peg McNichol Southeast Missourian A series of escalating confrontations on South Hanover Street led to the shooting of a man Sunday evening. As police inspected a car damaged during the shooting and tried finding the victim as well as the gunman — both had left the scene — people living on the street fumed...
Missouri House, 159th District -- Billy Pat Wright (11/02/08)
Name: Billy Pat Wright Party: Republican Birth: March 17, 1937, Rector, Ark. Spouse, children: Linda Wright; Elaine, 41, Leah, 39, Laura, 37 Occupation: State representative, 159th District Employer: State of Missouri...
Scott County Coroner -- Scott Amick (11/02/08)
Name: Scott C. Amick Party: Democratic Date of Birth: Sept. 27, 1957, Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: Not married; Brandon, 27, Britne, 24, Blake, 23. Occupation: Embalmer and Funeral Director at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapels in Benton, Chaffee, Oran and Scott City...
Scott County Commission, District 2 -- Donnie Kiefer (11/02/08)
Name: Donnie Kiefer Party: Democratic Date of Birth: March 15, 1959, Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: Mary Ann Kiefer; Morgan Swinford, 25, Mallory, 22, Madelyn, 18, Bailey McCormick, 18 Occupation: Mechanic/small business owner...
Missouri House, 158th District -- Robert Roland (11/02/08)
Name: Robert Roland Party: Libertarian Birth: June 17, 1940, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Spouse, children: Lorene Roland; none Occupation: Environmental consultant Employer: Self-employed Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: Roland & Associates...
Bollinger County assessor -- Chester L. Hayes (11/02/08)
Name: Chester L. Hayes Party: Democratic Date of Birth: July 19, 1948, Poplar Bluff, Mo. Spouse, children: Not married; Shawn Hayes; Ginger Ossig Occupation: Public transportation driver Employer: Southeast Missouri Transportation Service...
Scott County sheriff -- Wes Drury (11/02/08)
Name: Wes Drury Party: Republican Birth: Sept. 1, 1961, Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: Connie; four children ages 21, 17, 14 and 7. Occupation: Investigator Employer: Scott County Prosecuting Attorney Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: None...
Bollinger County Commission, District 2 -- Stephen Jordan (11/02/08)
Name: Stephen M. Jordan Party: Republican Birth: June 4, 1958, Marble Hill, Mo. Spouse, children: Darlene; Chris, 27, Amanda, 25 Occupation: Truck driver Employer: Bo Co Coop Businesses owned: Farm, raising cattle...
Missouri Senate, 27th District -- Linda Sanders (11/02/08)
Name: Linda Sanders Party: Democratic Birth: Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: George, deceased; five grown children Occupation: Retired Public offices held: Chairwoman of State Democrat Committee; secretary of the Democrat Central Committee...
Scott County sheriff -- Rick Walter (11/02/08)
Name: Rick Walter Party: Democratic Birth: Sept. 26, 1960, Chaffee, Mo. Spouse, children: Lisa Walter; Natalie, 23, Trent, 21, Seth, 18 Occupation: Scott County Sheriff Employer: Residents of Scott County Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: None...
Bollinger County Commission, District 2 -- Andy "Bud" Wiesner (11/02/08)
Name: Andy "Bud" Wiesner Party: Democratic Birth: Nov. 23, 1940, Allentown, Pa. Spouse, children: Bette, but goes by the name of Penny; Andrew J. Wiesner III, 45, Heidi-Jo Richardson, 43 Occupation: Retired Detective Lieutenant Supervisor...
Missouri House, 156th District -- Shelley Keeney (11/02/08)
Name: Shelley (White) Keeney Party: Republican Birth: June 24, 1979, Cape Girardeau Spouse's name: Matt Keeney Occupation: Former teacher at Leopold Schools, district assistant to Senator Jason Crowell and Representative Rod Jetton...
Cape County treasurer -- Deborah Young (11/02/08)
Name: Deborah Young Party: Democratic Birth: No answer given. Spouse, children: Married; two grown children Occupation: Community organizer, office manager, minister Employer: No answer Businesses owned: No answer...
Scott County Commission, District 2 -- Ron McCormick (11/02/08)
Name: Ron McCormick Party: Republican Date of Birth: Aug. 27, 1957, East St. Louis, Ill. (Parents resided in Chaffee, Mo.) Spouse, children: Mindy McCormick; Adam, 30, Brandon, 26, Hanna McDonald, 22, Bailey McCormick, 18...
Scott County Coroner -- Charles Huey (11/02/08)
Name: Charles M. Huey Party: Republican Date of Birth: Sept. 24, 1984; Sikeston, Mo. Spouse, children: None Occupation: Student and small business owner Employer: Self Businesses owned: Huey's Taxi Co...
Cape Girardeau County Commission, District 2 -- Rock Finch (11/02/08)
Name: William "Rock" Finch Party: Independent Birth: Sept. 20, 1950, St. Louis Spouse, children: Rachel; Carrie, Molly Occupation: Insurance broker Employer: Self Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: Marathon Benefits Group...
U.S. House of Representatives 8th District of Missouri -- Jo Ann Emerson (11/02/08)
Name: Jo Ann Emerson Party: Republican Birth: Sept. 16, 1950; Bethesda, Md. Spouse, children: Ron Gladney; two adult daughters, five adult stepdaughters and an adult stepson. Occupation: Member of Congress Employer: Missouri's 8th Congressional District...
Missouri House, 158th District -- Clint Tracy (11/02/08)
Name: Clint Tracy Party: Republican Birth: Jan. 1, 1974, Greenville, Ill. Spouse, children: Carissa; none Occupation: Timber buyer Employer: Timberline International Forest Products Inc. Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: Bloom...
Bollinger County sheriff -- Leo McElrath III (11/02/08)
Name: Leo E. McElrath III Party: Republican Date of Birth: Jan. 23, 1949, St. Louis Spouse, children: Carolyn McElrath; Leo McElrath IV, 36, Eric McElrath, deceased. Occupation: Chief Deputy Bollinger County Sheriff Department Employer: Bollinger County Sheriff's Department...
U.S. House of Representatives 8th District of Missouri -- Branden McCullough (11/02/08)
Name: Branden McCullough Party: Libertarian Birth: March 12, 1979; Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: Beth; none. Occupation: Teacher, Doctoral student in History Employer: Southern Illinois University -- Carbondale...
U.S. House of Representatives 8th District of Missouri -- Joe Allen (11/02/08)
Name: Joe Allen Party: Democratic Birth: July 8, 1977; Mansfield, Mo. Spouse, children: Not married; none. Occupation: Attorney Employer: The Merrell Law Firm, city of Rockaway Beach, Mo. Businesses owned by candidate: Tri-Lakes Traffic Center, Tri-Lakes Enterprises LLC...
Cape Girardeau County Commission, District 1 -- Marvin McMillan (11/02/08)
Name: Marvin McMillan Party: Democratic Birth: Oct. 6, 1949, Cape Girardeau. Spouse, children: Sharon McMillan; Amy Cattor, Jessica Ponder, Jon McMillan. Occupation: Truck driver. Employer: Ready Mix Concrete...
Missouri House, 156th District -- Michael Winder (11/02/08)
Name: Michael Winder Party: Democratic Birth: Aug. 13, 1975, St. Louis County Spouse, children: Angela Winder; Jessica, 5, Michael Jr., 20 months Occupation: Ironworker Employer: MC Industrial Public offices held: None...
More than three-quarters of Cape Girardeau County voters expected to turn out at polls (11/02/08)
The barrage of door knocking, phone calls, text messages, radio, television and newspaper advertisements, spam e-mails and pop-up ads is almost over. Tuesday is Election Day. County clerks in Southeast Missouri report strong interest and high voter registrations. In Cape Girardeau County, absentee voting could be up as much as 40 percent from 2004, County Clerk Kara Clark said Friday...
Missouri House, 157th District -- Jennifer Friedrich (11/02/08)
Name: Jennifer Friedrich Party: Constitution Birth: Jan. 15, 1975, Jackson Spouse, children: Single, no children Occupation: None Employer: None Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: None...
Cape Girardeau County Commission, District 2 -- Jay Purcell (11/02/08)
Name: Jay Purcell Party: Republican Birth: Nov. 26, 1967, Cape Girardeau Spouse, children: Kelly; Austin, 14, Miranda, 13, Dayton, 11, Reece, 6 Occupation: County commissioner Employer: People of Cape Girardeau County...
Perry County Commission, District 1 -- Patrick J. Heaps (11/02/08)
Name: Patrick J. Heaps Party: Democratic Birth: Aug. 4, 1950, St. Louis Spouse, children: Cynthia Heaps; Holly Williamson, 34, Mackenzie Plunkett, 32 Occupation: Maintenance superintendent Employer: Lake Perry Lot Owners Association...
12 SEMO students hope to score roles at theater conference (11/02/08)
Dr. Kenneth Stilson knows the life of an actor can be difficult. That's why Southeast Missouri State University theater and dance professors devote a chunk of their efforts to teaching students how to launch a career. "We teach how to survive in this business," said Stilson, a professor of acting and directing...
Missouri Senate, 27th District -- Jason Crowell (11/02/08)
Name: Jason Glennon Crowell Party: Republican Birth: Feb. 3, 1972. Spouse, children: None Occupation: Attorney and state Senator Employer: Osburn, Hine, Kuntze, Yates and Murphy, LLC Public offices held: State Representative, 2001 to 2005; State Senator, 2005 to present...
Election Day: What voters need to know (11/02/08)
Some reminders about how to make Election Day easier: n Poll hours 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. n Checking registration www.govotemissouri.com n Promoting candidates No clothing, hats, pins or other items promoting a candidate or a party in the polls. Voters will be asked to remove pins and hats; shirts can be turned inside out...
Missouri House, 159th District -- Bill Burlison (11/02/08)
Name: Bill D. Burlison Party: Democratic Birth: March 15, 1931 Spouse, children: Michal Sue Prosser; James, 50, Laura, 48, Jeff, 44 Occupation: Lawyer Employer: Self-employed Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: Attorney's office, small family farm...
Perry County Commission, District 1 -- Tim M. Brewer (11/02/08)
Name: Tim M. Brewer Party: Republican Birth: May 11, 1964, Perryville, Mo. Spouse, children: Angie Brewer; Garrett, 15, Miranda, 12, Conner, 6 Occupation: Business owner and manager Employer: Self Businesses owned by candidate or spouse, all or in part: Brewer Monument Inc.; Brewer Graphics Inc...
Cape Girardeau County's new website more interactive (11/02/08)
A new website for Cape Girardeau County, www.capecounty.us, was launched quietly Friday. Eric McGowen, the county's information technology director, said he wanted it to be online before Election Day, when poll results will be posted on the county clerk's page...
Cape Girardeau County Commission, District 1 -- Paul Koeper (11/02/08)
Name: Paul Koeper Party: Republican Birth: June 17, 1955, Perryville, Mo. Spouse, children: Ellen Koeper; Chris Koeper, Andrea Koeper, Jessica Sostillio, Natalie Koeper Occupation: Civil engineer, vice president of Penzel Construction Co. Inc...
Cape County treasurer -- Roger Hudson (11/02/08)
Name: Roger Hudson Party: Republican Birth: July 8, 1953, Perryville, Mo. Spouse, children: Elizabeth; Seth, 23, Zach, 21 Occupation: Cape Girardeau County Treasurer Employer: People of Cape Girardeau County...
Alexander, Union counties in Illinois get flooding aid (11/02/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Christmas may have arrived early this year for officials and property owners in Alexander and Union counties whose land got damaged from floods this spring. Warren Ribley, director of the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity, presented checks of nearly a half-million dollars to each county during a public gathering Friday at Anna City Hall...
Bollinger County assessor -- Ronda Elfrink (11/02/08)
Name: Ronda Elfrink Party: Republican Birth: July 9, 1961, Advance, Mo. Spouse, children: Alan; Jennifer Leimer, 26, Iris Elfrink, 25 Occupation: Property management administrative support assistant Employer: Mitek Corp...
Landowners upset with hunting permit changes (11/02/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Some of the more than 75,000 Missourians who own small parcels of state land are upset with a proposal by the state to begin charging them for hunting permits that previously had been free. It's a change from a practice that has been in place since the mid-1980s, allowing residents who owned five acres or more to have free firearms and archery deer and turkey tags...
Iraq police leaders learn from Army trainers in Missouri (11/02/08)
WAYNESVILLE, Mo. -- Top leaders of Iraq's police forces are in southern Missouri, working with U.S. Army trainers in a bid to increase professionalism by Iraqi officers and give Americans a deeper understanding of Mideast cultural issues. The Fort Leonard Wood Army post routinely has foreign military personnel coming for specialized training, often in the Captains Career Courses for the engineer, military police and chemical corps programs...
Obama, McCain plunge into final days of campaigning (11/02/08)
SPRINGFIELD, Va. -- Warmed by the cheers of thousands, John McCain and Barack Obama plunged through the final weekend of their race for the White House, the Republican digging for an upset while his confident-sounding rival told supporters, "We can change this country."...
Gage gets better of Light in Class 1 (11/02/08)
JACKSON -- Saxony Lutheran senior Ross Gage and Oak Ridge junior Garret Light don't know each other very well off the cross country course. But on the course, they are quite familiar with each other. They frequently compete in the same meets and their head-to-head battles have gone back-and-forth as they enjoy similar talent...
Woodland to send three to state meet (11/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Woodland cross country runner Corey Chapman has one goal next week when he runs at the Class 2 state meet in Jefferson City. "I just don't want to come in last," Chapman said. Chapman earned a spot at the state meet with a 15th-place finish at the Class 2 District 1 meet Saturday at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County...
Bell City sweeps Leopold in quarters (11/02/08)
BELL CITY -- It's no secret that whenever and wherever Leopold plays, it brings with it one of the most boisterous local cheering sections in high school volleyball, led by student spirit leaders. Bell City libero Sherilyn Long said she is able to tune out the loud cheers...
Bulldogs succumb to Lancers (11/02/08)
DE SOTO -- The third time was not the charm for the Notre Dame volleyball team Saturday. The Bulldogs were sent packing for the third year in a row by Lutheran South. The Lancers defeated Notre Dame 17-25, 25-23, 25-14 in the Class 3 sectional at De Soto High School...
Scott City makes quick work of Crystal City, Liberty (11/02/08)
PIEDMONT -- Scott City volleyball coach Haley Jennings predictably was emotional after her team swept the Class 2 sectional at Clearwater High School on Saturday. With two wins, the Rams clinched the program's first trip to the state tournament. And the day brought a flood of memories back for Jennings, who played on the 1997 Bernie team that won the sectional at Clearwater to advance to state...
Saxony captures district crown (11/02/08)
JACKSON -- After Saxony Lutheran sophomore Kristen Dippold was the first runner to cross the finish line at the Class 1 District 1 girls meet Saturday afternoon, she hardly could wait to call her sister Deanna to tell her about her run. Deanna Dippold, a 2008 Saxony graduate, ran for the Crusaders and now is a member of the cross country team at Lambuth University in Jackson, Tenn. Deanna got Kristen to go out for the team as a freshman last year...
Tigers snare title (11/02/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Central sophomore Mary Dohogne was not feeling well as she crossed the finish line Saturday at the Class 4 sectional meet at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County. She collapsed and had to be helped up by teammate Brittany Moreland...
Notre Dame boys knock off defending state champion Potosi (11/02/08)
FARMINGTON -- When Notre Dame senior Matt Reinagel crossed the finish line of the Class 3 District 1 meet in 17th place Saturday, he couldn't help but wonder if his season was over. He finished directly behind a trio of Festus runners and just ahead of two runners from three-time defending state champion Potosi. He had fallen short of the team's goal -- five in 15 -- in a meet that had little margin for error...
Southeast fares well in conference meet (11/02/08)
Linnea Woldtvedt was all smiles after reaching her goal at Saturday's Ohio Valley Conference Cross County Championships. Competing in her hometown at the Cape Girardeau Jaycee Municipal Golf Course, Woldtvedt finished 14th to earn second-team all-OVC honors. Her time in the 5K race was 19 minutes, 31.3 seconds...
Redhawks win in Roman's debut (11/02/08)
It was far from a thing of beauty. But even though it won't count on the record, at least it was a win. The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team opened its two-game exhibition schedule by rallying past visiting Missouri Baptist 81-73 on Saturday night...
Holloman tops 100-yard mark (11/02/08)
Southeast Missouri State senior tailback Timmy Holloman put together his first 100-yard rushing game in more than a year. Holloman said he would have been a lot happier about that if the Redhawks had not suffered a 29-16 loss Saturday to Eastern Kentucky...
Area calendar (11/02/08)
Officiating n Officials association meeting: The Heartland Officials Association will hold its monthly meeting today at 6 p.m. in room 107 at the Southeast Missouri State Student Rec Center. The focus of the meeting will be in-depth rules discussion, and the agenda primarily is for new or inexperienced officials, but all officials are welcome. Info: Rick Heuring, 264-3643 or 450-8134...
What's happening today 11/2/08 (11/02/08)
Fall festival and dinner St. Joseph Parish of Apple Creek in Perryville, Mo., will hold a fall festival and buffet-style dinner with pork sausage, backbone and sauerkraut, chicken and dumplings and all the trimmings from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be a country store. Discounted price for children 6 to 12...
Volunteers in Cape create quilts for the homeless (11/02/08)
A little more than one quilt per volunteer was the result of one day of the Ugly Quilt Weekend held at the de Paul Center in Cape Girardeau. By quitting time Saturday, more than 100 quilts were produced by 81 volunteers. On Sunday another 75 quilts were completed...
Recruit from Cape Girardeau earns early promotion (11/02/08)
Navy Reserve Seaman Apprentice Roxanne E. Jackson, daughter of Joey T. William of Cape Girardeau, was recently promoted to her current rank upon graduation from recruit training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Jackson received the early promotion for outstanding performance during all phases of the training cycle. ...
VFW auxiliaries' youth volunteer of the year comes from Advance (11/02/08)
Cheryl Rhodes, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rhodes of Advance, Mo., granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Shultz, was recently chosen by the VFW auxiliaries of Missouri as Youth Volunteer of the Year. She received the 2007 Volunteer of the Year award from VFW Auxiliary 10495 in Jackson. An engraved silver tray and a cash award were presented to her by the state VFW auxiliaries...
Parents, staff at Jackson High School attend program on Internet dangers (11/02/08)
Making decisions about the family's computer and Internet usage can be difficult for parents with children who are often more Internet-savvy than they are. To assist parents to protect themselves and their children online, Judy M. Brunner and Dennis K. Lewis presented an Internet safety, harassment and intimidation program to staff and later to parents -- on what they can do to help -- at Jackson High School recently. A program for administrators was held in June...
Cape woman among founding Phi Beta Chi sorority members awarded (11/02/08)
At the 30th anniversary celebration of the founding of Phi Beta Chi, a national Lutheran collegiate women's sorority, co-founders Mary Gerlach of Cape Girardeau and the late Bonnie Helfer of St. Louis received awards of excellence. Helfer's daughter, Barbara Wissman accepted the award on her behalf At the awards banquet, held in Frontenac, Mo., the Order of the Mantle was presented to the two women for their example of dedication to chapter, church and community. ...
Cape Girardeau Public Library's November schedule (11/02/08)
Cape Public Library November schedule. To register for events or get more information, call 334-5279, visit the Information Desk at the library or go online at the www.capelibrary.org. November n The Scrapbooking Club meets in the library meeting area from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Bring your materials. The club meets the second Saturday monthly. Join anytime...
Carl Lathum (11/02/08)
Carl "Gary" Lathum, 66, of Scott City died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Chaffee Nursing Center. There will be no public services. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City is in charge of arrangements.
Carl Foster (11/02/08)
BELLEVUE, Neb. -- Carl Foster, 87, of Bellevue died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. He was born May 25, 1921, in Bell City, Mo., the son of Jesse W. and Jesse Mae Wheeler Foster. He served as a navigator in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a lieutenant colonel and World War II veteran. He was of the Methodist faith. As a young man, he was invited to try out as a pitcher for the St. Louis Browns...
Ayden Thiele (11/02/08)
Ayden Michael Thiele, 8 weeks, has gone to celebrate a heavenly homecoming with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008. Ayden was born Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in Cape Girardeau, son of Joseph Thiele and Brittney Thomas, of Jackson. He brought into this world a special gift of love and happiness to his parents; his paternal grandparents Richard "Rick" Thiele, Judith "Judi" Ervin and husband Tim of Jackson; maternal grandparents Joan Thomas and Lamont Herron of Jackson; paternal great-grandparents Evelyn Thiele, Gordon (Martha) Feeney and Jacqueline Seeley, all of Jackson; maternal great-grandparents Wallace and Charmaine Thomas of McClure, Ill.; his aunts and uncles Corey, Jean, Tracy, Mark, Phillip, Jerri, Jeff, Alex, Danielle, Chrystie and husband Jeff Lefave; loving cousins Kiarra, Cole, Candace, Peddie, Austin and Preston, Paige, Mark and Kelli; great cousins, Mason and Aubri; and many other loving family and friends whose lives he touched.. ...
Violet Cantrell (11/02/08)
ANNA, Ill. -- Violet Cantrell, 96, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Anna-Jonesboro, Ill.
James Thornton (11/02/08)
TAMMS, Ill. -- James Thornton, 82, of Tamms died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms.
Wilson Craft (11/02/08)
Wilson "Woody" Craft, 91, of Leemon, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 31, 2008, at the Jackson Manor Nursing Home in Jackson. He was born July 15, 1917, at Neelys Landing, son of Tom and Collie Phillips Craft. He and Grace Abernathy were married Dec. 9, 1939, in Jackson...
Justin Howell (11/02/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Justin Michael Howell, 21, of Marble Hill died Thursday, Oct. 30, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 23, 1987, in Tallahassee, Fla., son of Nathan Shawn and Sharon Medley-Davis Howell. He was a self-employed heavy equipment operator in Alaska and Southeast Missouri...
Births 11/02/2008 (11/02/08)
Daniels Daughter to Billy Gene Daniels and Natasha Lynn Sullivan of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 6:01 p.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Name, Faith LeAnn-Marie. Weight, 7 pounds, 14 ounces. Ms. Sullivan is the daughter of Theresa Sullivan and Ronnie Romans and James Hendrick of Cape Girardeau. Daniels is the son of Janet Lawrence and Ron Lawrence of Clarksville, Tenn...
Georger - McNutt (11/02/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Sarah JoAnn Georger and Thomas Anthony McNutt were married May 3, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church. The Rev. David Dohogne performed the ceremony. Music was by Trio Girardeaux. Parents of the couple are Gary and Helen Georger of Advance, and Tom and Mary McNutt of Barnhart, Mo...
Miskell - Tygett (11/02/08)
Christina Miskell and Matthew Tygett were united in marriage Oct. 11, 2008, at Navarre Beach, Fla. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the sunset ceremony. Music was by Linda McKinney and son, Jacob Long, of Jackson. The bride is the daughter of Angie Miskell of Jackson and John and Cathy Miskell of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Anita Tygett of Cape Girardeau, and the late Dr. Tom Tygett...
Hale - Hoffmeister (11/02/08)
Theresa Elaine Hale and Thomas Andrew Hoffmeister were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Cape County Park. The Rev. Travis Clayton performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Ron Hale and Joice Whitby of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Carol Carter of Cape Girardeau, and the late Clarence J. Hoffmeister of St. Louis...
Brackin - Spooler (11/02/08)
Susan Elizabeth Brackin and Ronald Eugene Spooler were married Aug. 16, 2008, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Rev. Jeff Long performed the ceremony. Liturgist was Mark Brackin of Cooter, Mo., brother of the bride. Beverly Reece of Cape Girardeau was organist and pianist...
Kuehn - Davis (11/02/08)
Sherry Rene Kuehn and Timothy James Davis exchanged vows Oct. 22, 2008, at Fred Ball Park in Tampa Bay, Fla. Sonia Garcia performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Terry and Cindy Kuehn of Jackson. The groom is the son of James and Cheryl Davis of Riverview, Fla...
Crain - 65 years (11/02/08)
Clemon and Naomi Crain of Cape Girardeau will observe their 65th wedding anniversary Nov. 9, 2008. The celebration will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. Nov. 9 at the Family Life Center of Centenary United Methodist Church. Host is their daughter, Carolyn Crain...
McClanahan - Spalding (11/02/08)
Betty Ann McClanahan and Joseph Wayne Spalding exchanged vows June 27, 2008, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Scott City. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Pianist was Christy Bohn and guitarist was Rick Bohn, both of Scott City. Soloist was David "Coop" Dirnberger of New Hamburg, Mo...
Wellendorf - Plucker (11/02/08)
Susan Marie Wellendorf and Jeffrey Jaco Plucker exchanged vows Aug. 23, 2008, in the gardens at Stone Mill Inn in Hallam, Pa. The Rev. Carrie Tuttle, cousin of the groom, performed the ceremony. Harpist was JoAnn Wang. The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Wellendorf of Lancaster, Pa. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Julius Plucker IV of Mooresville, Ala., formerly of Jackson...
Perkins - Slykhuis (11/02/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Cailey Lynn Perkins and Jason Todd Slykhuis were married Dec. 1, 2007, at Crossroads Friendship Church in Jackson. Jim Matthews performed the ceremony. Music was by Scott and Todd Mills of Patton, Mo. Parents of the couple are Randy and Dana Perkins of Perryville, and Charlie and Ginny Slykhuis of Raleigh, Ill...
Dambach - Grammer (11/02/08)
Mark and Lisa Dambach of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Lauren Elizabeth Dambach, to Travis Allen Grammer. He is the son of Eric and Robin Boyer of Cape Girardeau. Dambach is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She is attending Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is employed at Blockbuster Video in Jackson...
Welter - Duschell (11/02/08)
Gary and Joyce Welter of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacy Linette Welter, to William Joseph Duschell. He is the son of Brian and Phyliss Duschell of Jackson and Bud and Susan Richards of Anna, Ill. Welter is a 1993 graduate of Notre Dame High School, and attended Cape Girardeau Excellence School of Real Estate. She is co-owner of C&S Cleaning Services...
Legrand - 50 years (11/02/08)
Ralph and Verneda LeGrand of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary Oct. 11, 2008, with a Mass and renewal of vows at St. Mary's Cathedral, and a dinner and reception at the VFW Hall. Hosts were their children and spouses, Kathy and Randy McLain and Steve and Mary LeGrand of Cape Girardeau, Linda and Allan Lawson of Benton, Mo., Cheryl and Kevin Market and Amy and Rodney Edwards of Jackson...
Hahs - 30 years (11/02/08)
SEDGEWICKVILLE, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Hahs of Sedgewickville recently celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary. Hahs and Debbie Jones were married Oct. 14, 1978, at Sedgewickville Lutheran Church. The couple has three children, Kristi (Milton) Hays, Jill and Julie Hahs, all of Sedgewickville. They have one grandchild...
Police report 11/02/2008 (11/02/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Lanna J. Kelle, 39, of Scott City was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, no proof of insurance and failure to maintain a single lane...
Fire report 11/02/2008 (11/02/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 3 p.m., a motor vehicle accident with injuries at William Street and Kingshighway. n At 3:07 p.m., an alarm sounding in the 200 block of Franks Lane. n At 3:21 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard...
Out of the past 11/02/2008 (11/02/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 2, 1983 A man hired to guard documents of the plaintiffs' lawyers in the Westborough Mall federal lawsuit reports to police he was injured early today when someone threw a large fire extinguisher through a glass door of the office housing the papers; the man was cut on the forehead and arm...
His & Hers: The '08 Survival Tour: Putting family and sanity first (11/02/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. Here Bob offers his view on child rearing. HE SAID Taking care of a baby seems to me kind of like an election. Remember when Alaska Gov. ...
Ballot issues (11/02/08)
Leading up to Tuesday's elections, the Southeast Missourian has presented information on the five measures -- two constitutional amendments and three propositions -- that will be on every ballot in Missouri. Proponents and opponents of those measures have had an opportunity to make their cases. Here is a quick review that includes recommendations for voters...
Vote no on Proposition A (11/02/08)
To the editor, As a lifelong resident of Missouri, I encourage all Missourians to vote no on Proposition A because it: Is not about schools. It is about casinos. Is confusing and misleading. Would permit 130,000 convicted felons, sex offenders and problem gamblers to enter casinos...
Speak Out 11/2/08 (11/02/08)
ER frustrations AS A nurse, I get frustrated when I read the comments about local emergency rooms. While I understand that wait times are long and that it is frustrating for patients, let me tell you what I think is frustrating: having to tell someone they will have to wait because we are backed up taking care of patients who use the ER as their primary-care provider, people who call 911 and take an ambulance to the ER for head lice, people who come in for sexually transmitted disease checks on a regular basis (the health department does these for free), people who come in on a weekly or daily basis and people who come in just to get a prescription for generic Tylenol so Medicaid will pay for it. ...
Looking Up (11/02/08)
While out on one of the trails at County Park, early on Saturday morning the sun came through a tree!
Something to Cheer About (11/02/08)
The Southeast Missouri State cheer squad performs for the crowd in a timeout during the Eastern Kentucky game.
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