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One-vehicle accident near Route AA sends Sikeston woman to hospital Saturday (11/04/08)
Southeast Missourian SCOTT COUNTY, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., woman was injured Saturday afternoon as the vehicle she was driving ran off the right side of the roadway, traveled down an embankment and overturned off Route AA, according to the Missouri State Highway Patrol crash reports website. The 2000 Ford driven by Krystal A. Henson, 16, was totaled...
Sikeston installs emergency alert system (11/04/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Should there be an emergency in Sikeston, residents can be notified quickly, thanks to a new system installed by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety (DPS). The "CodeRED" Emergency Notification System is an ultra high-speed telephone communication system that will allow the department to relay vital public safety information to the public, according to a news release from DPS. ...
Principal of Trinity Lutheran School uses father's experience as prisoner of war to teach students about World War II (11/04/08)
As a prisoner of war, Edward Bender was forced to march more than a hundred miles during the bitterly cold winter of 1945. The Cape Girardeau native had been held at a German prison camp since April of the previous year, when a plane he was flying caught fire...
Absentee balloting steady in Cape Girardeau, Scott county clerk offices (11/04/08)
A steady stream of people arrived at the Cape Girardeau County Clerk's office to file absentee ballots Monday. So many mistakenly walked into the county assessor's office, the deputy assessors working there posted a printed sign with instructions. But many people ignored the sign, and by 11:15 a.m. it was replaced with a hand-lettered notice in red marker that simply read "VOTE UPSTAIRS CLERK."...
Purcell enjoys sizable lead in Cape Girardeau County commission race (11/04/08)
With over half the precincts reporting in Cape Girardeau County, incumbent Republican county commissioner Jay Purcell has a sizable lead over independent challenger Rock Finch in the race for 2nd District commissioner. With 26 of the county's 35 precincts in, Purcell leads Finch 8,685 to 6,672, making Purcell a sure winner of re-election. ...
Voter turnout strong in Cape Girardeau, more heading to polls before close (11/04/08)
With just a short time to go before polls close, a spot check of nine precincts around Cape Girardeau showed that turnout was running from about 40 percent to as much as almost 60 percent. Cape Girardeau County Clerk Kara Clark had predicted that as many as 85 percent of the county's more than 51,000 voters would cast ballots today. All of the spot-checks were conducted before lines began forming with people returning from work...
Two Stoddard County men arrested for alleged meth lab (11/04/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — Two brothers from Dexter are being held in the Stoddard County Jail on charges of manufacturing methamphetamine. Terry Wayne Bollinger, 56, and his 54-year-old brother, Gary Michael Bollinger, were initially spotted Friday night around dusk by a Stoddard County sheriff's deputy inside their pickup truck, parked on the bank of the Castor River on Route AB near the rural community of Clines Island, situated northeast of Bloomfield. ...
Perry County vote totals (11/04/08)
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Emerson wins re-election based on early returns (11/04/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Republican Rep. Jo Ann Emerson defeats Democrat Joe Allen to win re-election in Missouri's 8th Congressional District. The Associated Press declared Emerson the winner based on an analysis of current returns, voter turnout and previous voting patterns...
First look at early voting in Cape Girardeau (11/04/08)
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Hundreds wait in line to vote in Cape Girardeau (11/04/08)
Voters waited patiently in lines for up to 45 minutes this morning, supporting pre-election predictions that this year's balloting in Cape Girardeau County would set records for participation and total voters.By just before noon, over 2,100 voters had cast ballots at two precincts voting at the Arena Building in Cape Girardeau. At 10:40 a.m., 905 ballots had been cast in Scott City...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/04/08)
Highly motivated voters are turning out in the anticipated droves to polls in several Southeast Missouri counties. See the details and see a sample ballot and precinct list for Cape Girardeau County...
Cape city council approves zoning change for new hotel, renew city employees' health insurance plan and discuss ozone pollution levels (11/04/08)
The Cape Girardeau City Council on Monday approved a zoning variance for a new hotel, set employee insurance rates for the coming year and added its voice to a proposal to name Cape Girardeau County as an area with too much air pollution. Mayson Investments, owned by Rhodes 101 partner Jim Maurer and his son, Jeff Maurer, needed the special-use permit to allow construction of a four-story hotel on the southwest corner of an 11-acre site at Bloomfield Road and Mount Auburn Road. ...
Cape Girardeau County District 2 incumbent Purcell wins (11/04/08)
The biggest race in Cape Girardeau County this year wasn't even close. Rock Finch, an independent backed by some of the biggest names in county Republican politics, lost to incumbent Republican Jay Purcell in the District 2 commission race. Purcell beat Finch 9,195 to 6,995...
Chaffee man faces felony animal abuse charge for starving puppy (11/04/08)
A Chaffee, Mo., man faces a felony charge of animal abuse as a result of torture for allegedly starving an 8-month-old boxer puppy nearly to death. Ryan McGuire, 21, brought the dog to the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri on Oct. 18, hoping they would take the animal off his hands, according to a probable-cause statement...
Special meeting of Cape school board planned today (11/04/08)
The Cape Girardeau School Board will hold a special meeting at noon today at 301 N. Clark Ave. Action items listed on the agenda are to approve a dental, term life and medical insurance plan and to approve a tax anticipation note. The insurance plans will become effective in January...
Matthews, Mo., man sentenced to life in prison for 2006 murder (11/04/08)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Matthews, Mo., man was sentenced Thursday to life in prison for the 2006 shooting death of a Sikeston, Mo., man. Vincent Keith Minner was sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole for the murder of Michael Terry, whose death was ultimately caused by Minner shooting him on Nov. 5, 2006. Minner appeared before Judge Frank Conley in Boone County, Mo., where he had previously been granted a change of venue...
Poplar Bluff man arrested on suspicion of firing shots in residential neighborhood (11/04/08)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Already on probation, a Poplar Bluff man may face new charges after he allegedly fired shots Friday night in a residential neighborhood. "A witness came by the station and reported shots being fired by a guy named 'Bryce,' with a yellow shirt on," explained Poplar Bluff police chief Danny Whiteley. " They said there were approximately three shots fired from a black handgun, described as a revolver."...
Cape Girardeau County vote totals (11/04/08)
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Comments function working again on seMissourian.com (11/04/08)
We've implemented a quick fix to allow users to post comments again on seMissourian.com.The comment function was down much of the day due to problems with our hosting service. We hope the issue is now resolved...
Lexington Avenue reopened following morning car crash (11/04/08)
Lexington Avenue has reopened following a morning car accident that killed a Missouri man, Cape Girardeau police reported just before 4:30 p.m. A one-vehicle accident this morning resulted in downed power lines and the closure of Lexington Avenue at Northchurch Street for the entire afternoon...
Many election judges have decades of experience (11/04/08)
They work 15 or more hours without a break. Their pay is $100 for the day. And they must remain pleasant and helpful all day, regardless of whether the people they are helping are cheerful or abusive. Election judges have some of the most part-time of part-time jobs, working up to four, or perhaps five, days in a year. ...
Historic turnout, few problems reported in Southeast Missouri counties (11/04/08)
Highly motivated voters are turning out in the anticipated droves to polls in several Southeast Missouri counties. "It's no secret. We knew and the voters knew it was going to be busy," said Sherri Lomedico, voter registration clerk in the Cape Girardeau County clerk's office. After Monday's intense absentee vote turnout, the clerk's office seemed almost quiet, with the exception of clerk's deputies answering questions phoned in by voters or precinct workers...
Kiefer, Walter score big wins in Scott County races (11/04/08)
Democrats prevailed again in Scott County, keeping the tradition of defeating GOP candidates as voters elected a Democrat by a significant margin in every one of the three local contested races. At the polls, county officials were predicting about a 75 percent turnout, but many of the 23 precincts in Scott County showed about 60 percent of registered voters were represented, said Mary Hopper at the county clerk's office...
Bollinger County vote totals (11/04/08)
John McCain/Sarah Palin (Republican) — 3,971 Barack Obama/Joe Biden (Democrat) — 1,690 Bob Barr/Wayne A. Root (Libertarian) — 30Chuck Baldwin/Darrell Castle (Constitution) — 26...
Scott County vote totals (11/04/08)
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Jay Nixon wins Missouri governor race based on exit polls (11/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Democrat Jay Nixon, Missouri's longest-serving attorney general, won election as governor Tuesday by turning back Republican Congressman Kenny Hulshof. Nixon's win was based on an analysis of information from voters interviewed as they left the polling places. The interviews were conducted for The Associated Press by Edison Media Research and Mitofsky International...
Central Missouri funeral home inquiry widens (11/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The probe of a central Missouri funeral company accused of mishandling bodies continues to widen, with a state prosecutor saying as many as 60 families have viable complaints against the Warren Funeral Chapel. The Missouri attorney general's office sued the family-owned business in late July after state inspectors reportedly found a decaying woman's body stored in an electrical room for 10 months without being embalmed or refrigerated. ...
Enrollment spikes at Kansas City charter schools (11/04/08)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Enrollment at charter schools in Kansas City has increased by 15 percent this year as the city's public schools continue to lose students. This academic year, about 23 percent of school children in the Kansas City public school district are now getting their education at one of the city's 18 public charter schools...
Busy day at Missouri polls expected (11/04/08)
Posted 3:40 p.m. KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) _ Turnout appeared on track to set records Tuesday despite a mixup with voter registration books in Kansas City and fraudulent text messages and "robo-calls" telling Democrats to stay home until Wednesday...
Mo. election officials get ready for heavy turnout (11/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- Lines could be long, so be prepared to wait. The ballot questions will be many, so do your homework ahead of time. And don't forget to bring identification. Election officials hope those suggestions will help reduce wait times and eliminate problems for what is expected to be a near-record turnout on Election Day in Missouri...
Palin leads rally at Missouri Capitol (11/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin made a final-day campaign appeal Monday to Missouri's conservative center by tapping into fears of tax increases and terrorist attacks if Democrat Barack Obama were to win the presidency...
V.P. candidate Biden rallies suburban Mo. Democrats (11/04/08)
LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. -- Democrat vice presidential candidate Joe Biden made a last-minute pitch for swing-state Missouri on Monday, vowing that he and Barack Obama would "re-establish the middle class" by focusing on job creation and helping homeowners facing foreclosure...
Judge refuses to toss lawsuit against Blunt (11/04/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit by a former aide to Gov. Matt Blunt claiming defamation and other wrongdoing in his September 2007 firing. Scott Eckersley, the former staff attorney in Blunt's office, sued the governor and four past and current staff members claiming he was fired for suggesting the governor's administration was destroying e-mails in violation of the state's record retention laws...
St. Louis' new school superintendent started work Monday (11/04/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis' school superintendent Kelvin Adams starts his new job by meeting with students and staff at three city schools. The New Orleans native worked briefly in St. Louis two years ago. He started his new superintendent job Monday by observing at schools to better familiarize himself with the district...
Car sales drop to lowest level in years (11/04/08)
DETROIT -- U.S. auto sales dropped to their lowest level in more than 17 years last month as consumers stayed away from showrooms, prompting some auto company executives to predict dire consequences if the market doesn't improve. By the time all automakers reported their numbers Monday, sales had dropped 32 percent to just more than 838,000 vehicles, the lowest monthly sales figure since January 1991, according to Autodata Corp. and Ward's AutoInfoBank...
Space junk falls harmlessly in Pacific (11/04/08)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- A refrigerator-sized piece of space junk fell harmlessly into the South Pacific Sunday night, according to NASA. The junk was a tank full of ammonia coolant on the international space station that was no longer needed. Astronaut Clayton Anderson discarded during a spacewalk in July 2007...
Survey: Economy top concern for US voters (11/04/08)
Preliminary results from a national Associated Press exit poll of voters in Tuesday's elections: THE ECONOMY DOMINATES Six in 10 voters picked the economy as the most important issue facing the nation. None of four other issues on the list — energy, Iraq, terrorism and health care — was picked by more than one in 10...
Hour by hour: A guide to keeping track of the election results tonight (11/04/08)
WASHINGTON -- Election watchers won't have to wait for polls to close in the West to know how things are going. The first clues will come early, when voting ends in Georgia, Indiana and Virginia. If Democrat Barack Obama wins any of the three, he could be on his way to a big victory. If Republican John McCain sweeps them, he could be headed for a comeback. And if any of these three are too close to call quickly, that could indicate a long night ahead -- and, perhaps, a squeaker of a result...
Candidates promise change on election eve (11/04/08)
TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Barack Obama radiated confidence and Sen. John McCain displayed the grit of an underdog Monday as the presidential rivals wrapped up their campaigns in battlegrounds from the Atlantic Coast to Arizona. "We are one day away from change in America," said Obama, the Democratic candidate...
DNA links crash bones to Fossett (11/04/08)
MADERA, Calif. -- Authorities said Monday they have positively identified some of Steve Fossett's remains: two large bones found a half-mile from where the adventurer's plane crashed in California's Sierra Nevada. Madera County Sheriff John Anderson said DNA tests conducted by the state Department of Justice positively identified the bones as the remains of the millionaire aviator who disappeared last year...
Record number of voter expected to deluge US polls (11/04/08)
Posted at 11:15 a.m. NEW YORK (AP) _ Voting problems surfaced in several areas early Tuesday when people turned out in droves as presidential balloting commenced in the eastern United States, as long lines and malfunctioning machines greeted voters...
Obama's grandmother dies just before Election Day (11/04/08)
HONOLULU -- Barack Obama's grandmother, whose personality and bearing shaped much of the life of the Democratic presidential contender, has died, Obama announced Monday, one day before the election. Madelyn Payne Dunham was 86. Obama announced the news from the campaign trail in Charlotte, N.C. The joint statement with his sister Maya Soetoro-Ng said Dunham died late Sunday night after a battle with cancer...
World watching U.S. presidential election (11/04/08)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- When Sri Murtiningsi asked her third graders what they wanted to be when they grew up, the answers ranged from doctors to a pilot. One boy in the class raised his hand: Barack Obama said his dream was to be president of the United States...
No Latin lovers on U.K. councils (11/04/08)
LONDON -- It's a bona fide scandal. Britain's Latin and Greek aficionados are outraged at a decision by some local councils to veto the use of Latin words and phrases -- including bona fide, ad lib, et cetera and e.g. -- in official documents. The councils say Latin is no longer widely understood. But classicists say axing Latin phrases is an attack on the foundations of English -- the linguistic equivalent of "ethnic cleansing."...
Crusaders cruise in district opener (11/04/08)
Saxony Lutheran scored a pair of goals in the first half and poured on five second-half goals in a 7-0 rout of Hancock in the first round of the Class 1 District 1 soccer tournament Monday. Garrett Fritsche had a goal in each half as the Crusaders improved to 17-7 and advanced to Wednesday's 6 p.m. semifinal game against the Bayless-Kennett winner at John F. Kennedy High School in Chesterfield, Mo...
Essner plays vocal role for Scott City volleyball (11/04/08)
SCOTT CITY -- Stephanie Essner is a bit of a talker. Whether it's on the court or in the huddle during a timeout, chances are the Scott City junior rarely will close her mouth during a volleyball match. "She always has something to say," Rams junior Brooke Simpson said. "Normally it's good. She's a good person. Usually it's sarcastic comments. It's usually random."...
Coffman expects to play despite sprained toe (11/04/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Tight end Chase Coffman sprained his left big toe in No. 13 Missouri's victory at Baylor, but said Monday he expects to play this week. Coffman set an NCAA career record for receptions by a tight end earlier this season and has extra incentive to play against Kansas State on Saturday night: It's the Tigers' home finale and his father -- former NFL Pro Bowl tight end Paul Coffman -- played for the Wildcats...
OVC honors setter Barth (11/04/08)
Southeast Missouri State junior Sarah Barth has been named the Ohio Valley Conference setter of the week for volleyball. Barth had 98 assists, 29 digs and 14 kills last week as the Redhawks went 2-0. She just missed a triple-double against Murray State with 58 assists, 20 digs and seven kills. She also set a career high with four aces. The Redhawks (11-11, 9-5) are tied for fourth place in the 10-team OVC as they have won four straight matches...
Hansbrough is unanimous selection for preseason All-America team (11/04/08)
It's no surprise Tyler Hansbrough made The Associated Press' preseason All-America team -- this is his record third straight year as its leading vote-getter. For the first time, however, the North Carolina forward was a unanimous selection. Joining Hansbrough on the team Monday were UCLA guard Darren Collison, also a repeat from last year's preseason team, Davidson guard Stephen Curry, Notre Dame forward Luke Harangody and Oklahoma forward Blake Griffin...
Samuel will keep focus on current season (11/04/08)
With just three games left in the season and Southeast Missouri State sporting a 3-6 record, it might be tempting for a coach to start building toward next year. Especially regarding the playing time of true freshman Matt Scheible, who is considered the Redhawks' quarterback of the future...
Tennessee's Fulmer will step down after season (11/04/08)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- An emotional Phillip Fulmer, with his wife at his side and tearful, angry players surrounding him, announced Monday that he had accepted Tennessee's decision that this will be his last season as the Volunteers coach. Fulmer, 58, is being forced out after 17 years as Tennessee's coach, a run that included a national championship. He has a 150-51 record with the Vols, including the 1998 NCAA title -- the school's first since 1951...
Browns' Jurevicius planning comeback (11/04/08)
BEREA, Ohio -- Joe the Football Player isn't ready to give up the game he loves. Cleveland wide receiver Joe Jurevicius, forced to sit out the 2008 season because of a serious staph infection in his surgically repaired right knee, plans to come back next season for his beloved Browns...
GMs thinking green as meeting convenes (11/04/08)
DANA POINT, Calif. -- Baseball general managers began an offseason of economic uncertainty when they gathered Monday for their annual meeting -- at the same posh resort Rep. Henry Waxman criticized AIG executives for convening at following the company's government bailout in September...
Leftwich, defense combine to send Steelers to victory (11/04/08)
LANDOVER, Md. -- Byron Leftwich led two touchdown drives after Ben Roethlisberger reinjured his throwing shoulder and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Washington Redskins 23-6 Monday night. The Steelers' top-rated defense had seven sacks, allowed only 221 yards and became the first team this season to intercept Jason Campbell...
Triglycerides are the Ringo Starr of lipids: essential, but not a primary concern (11/04/08)
When it comes to the myriad risk factors that can contribute to heart disease, few things top LDL cholesterol. A true bodily evildoer, this bad-boy lipid hogs all the media attention as a potential cardiac killer. Meanwhile, triglycerides quietly accumulate in your bloodstream, systematically forming fat in your cells and wondering what havoc they must wreak to garner some notice. ...
Psychologist Drew Westen explores the emotions of voting in new book "The Political Brain" (11/04/08)
Most of us probably consider ourselves to be reasoned voters. We pay attention to the issues — especially those that touch our lives personally — and we carefully assess the character of the person who is aspiring to be the leader of our beloved country. Right?...
Health calendar 11/4/08 (11/04/08)
Calendar Today n Breast-feeding class: 3 to 4:30 p.m. in meeting Room 102 at Southeast Missouri Hospital. The class will cover topics such as the benefits and techniques of breast feeding, family involvement and support. To register, call 332-1587...
Donald Caldwell Jr. (11/04/08)
Donald E. Caldwell Jr., 69, of Dutchtown died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Life Care Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 28, 1938, in Cape Girardeau, son of Donald E. and Deana Thompson Caldwell. He and Elsie Underwood were married June 15, 1974, in Cape Girardeau...
David Pepple (11/04/08)
CHAFFEE, Mo. — David Pepple, 76, of Chaffee died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 6, 1932, in Bernie, Mo., son of David K. and Dessie M. Holt Pepple. He and Maxine Finch were married Aug. 8, 1954...
Henry Cruse Sr. (11/04/08)
Henry Frank Cruse Sr., 90, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Lorberg Memorial Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ivan Parker III (11/04/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. — Ivan Henry Parker III, 84, of Advance died Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 19, 1924, in San Francisco, son of Ivan Henry and Vivienne Sager Parker Jr. He and Doris G. Loida were married Nov. 20, 1953, in Marburg, Germany...
Natalie Wood (11/04/08)
Natalie Ann Wood, 10, of Jackson joined her heavenly father Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born April 2, 1998, in Orlando, Fla., daughter of Eddie and Maggie Whitener Wood. Natalie attended fifth grade at West Lane Elementary School in Jackson. She was on the A Honor Roll and sang in the choir...
Violet Cantrell (11/04/08)
Violet Cantrell ANNA, Ill. -- Violet Cantrell, 96, of Anna died Saturday, Nov. 1, 2008, at St. Luke's Hospital in Chesterfield, Mo. She was born April 9, 1912, in Union County, Ill., daughter of Jefferson and Susie Fitzgerald Hankla. She and Charles Newton "Newt" Cantrell were married April 9, 1946. He died Nov. 18, 1980...
Births 11/4/08 (11/04/08)
Sibley Daughter to Allen Neal and Sandra Denise Sibley of Cape Girardeau, Saint Francis Medical Center, 9:14 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, 2008. Name, Miranda Denise. Weight, 6 pounds, 9 ounces. Fifth child, fourth daughter. Mrs. Sibley is the daughter of Denise and Joe Pinkowski of Lewes, Del. She is a pharmacy technician at Walmart Supercenter in Cape Girardeau. Sibley is the grandson of Webb and Helen Sibley of Matthews, Mo., and the late Michael Sibley. He is employed at Advanced Logistics...
Fire report 11/04/08 (11/04/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: n At 6:11 p.m., emergency medical service at Bloomfield and Hanover streets. n At 6:47 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of Bloomfield Street. n At 11:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1700 block of Georgia Street...
Police report 11/04/08 (11/04/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Lanna J. Kelley, 39, of Scott City was arrested on suspicion of failure to maintain a single lane, driving while intoxicated and no proof of insurance. ...
Out of the past 11/4/08 (11/04/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 4, 1983 An unsigned letter delivered to Dr. Leslie H. Cochran, vice president of academic services at Southeast Missouri State University, requesting a review of the athletic department has set the wheels in motion for that review...
Vote yes on Proposition A (11/04/08)
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Discovery Playhouse (11/04/08)
Children can learn and have fun at the same time. That is the goal of the Discovery Playhouse, which is renovating a former furniture store at 502 Broadway in Cape Girardeau for the children's museum and hands-on activity center. The museum's board hopes the facility can open by early spring next year, but that depends largely on the generosity of donors who already have given $140,000 to the project...
Correction 11/4/08 (11/04/08)
Sunday's editorial, "Ballot issues," incorrectly referred to Constitutional Amendment 2, the amendment that would amend the Missouri Constitution to change provisions relating to the financing of storm-water control projects. It is Constitutional Amendment 4 on today's ballot...
Pastors have a say in elections (11/04/08)
To the editor: A recent Speak Out comment stated concern over pulpit politics. It stated that pastors have no business telling us for whom we should vote. It stated that it's irresponsible for pastors to influence your vote, to support someone just because of a policy position, but to look at the whole picture...
Bias alleged in assault case (11/04/08)
To the editor: I would like to let people know of a corrupt legal system, for those who already didn't know. A 22-year-old boy is accused of a first-degree felony assault for defending himself. There were no weapons. The accused has never been in trouble before, yet his bond was set at $250,000. The so-called victim, age 25, was intoxicated, swung first and threatened to shoot the accused...
Gifted singers honor Mom's request (11/04/08)
To the editor: This won't be anything new for those who know Mike Dumey and Robyn Hosp, but I wanted to write about the charitable hearts of these two wonderful and amazingly gifted people. After our mother died unexpectedly, my family and I found ourselves painfully aware of the almost cruel realization that life goes on. ...
Speak out 11/4/08 (11/04/08)
Dangerous barrier THE MISSOURI Department of Transportation should have installed the crossover barrier in the middle of the I-55 median instead of on the shoulder. Since the crossover barrier was installed on the shoulder and within four feet of the left lane of the interstate, a vehicle hitting the barrier could easily be hit by another motorist on the interstate. ...
Lines to vote (11/04/08)
This photo was taken in Fruitland at 6:20 AM this morning when I arrived at 5:45 AM the line was longer than this!
Pet of the Week (11/04/08)
Pet Name: Lacy Breed: Miniature Schnauzer Adopted from local animal shelter Favorite Activity: Playing Fetch
Alheimer's Caregivers Support Group Gathers (11/04/08)
Caring for a family member in your home who has Alzheimer's? Lutheran Family and Children's Services provides monthly support group meetings on Mondays. The next meeting is November 10 at 6:30 P.M. Shannon Kitchen from the Alzheimer's Association will give a presentation about the latest findings in research about the disease. ...
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