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Four arrested in early morning Sikeston bar fight (11/20/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Four arrests were made following an early morning brawl. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety received a call around 12:30 a.m. in reference to about eight subjects who were fighting in the parking lot of Cronies Bar and Grill, 1637 E. Malone. Four arrests were made, with charges pending. No further information was available as of press time. ...
20 cats seized from Cape Girardeau home (11/20/08)
At least twenty cats were seized from a Cape Girardeau mobile home stuffed with junk and boxes Wednesday, said the director of the local Humane Society.The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri learned of the cats living in unsanitary conditions after a neighbor called about the abundance of cats, said humane society director Requi Salter.Twenty cats from age five months to four years were recovered from the mobile home, many of them with an upper respiratory infection. ...
Caruthersville man arrested for child abuse (11/20/08)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. — A father is in custody for abusing his 5-year-old child. An investigation began Tuesday after deputies were called to the South Pemiscot Schools concerning the abuse of a child. According to Pemiscot County Sheriff Tommy Greenwell, the child had been "slapped several times in the face, bit on the face a couple of times and even kicked in the side of the chest area by the father." Authorities believed the abuse occurred Monday evening. ...
Suspect leads Sikeston police on high speed chase (11/20/08)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- The Sikeston Department of Public Safety made an arrest after a high speed vehicle pursuit north of Miner Tuesday evening. According to radio traffic, the chase apparently proceeded east on Highway HH before ending on a county road near Rainbow Lake. ...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (11/20/08)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission hopes its latest move will make it safer for you to eat at home and at restaurants and fairs. The commission unanimously passed a food handling safety ordinance at today's meeting — a revised version of one first proposed by the county health department over a year ago.Click here for more on this story...
Cape Girardeau County passes new food handling ordinance (11/20/08)
The unanimous agreement by Cape Girardeau County commissioners to approve a sweeping food handling safety ordinance ends a 10-year odyssey, as far as Charlotte Craig is concerned. "We've been working on it for that long. It has been, not every day for 10 years, but several times a year for 10 years," she said. "It has been a full-fledged year of hard work [over the previous 12 months]."...
12 members of Millersville Rural Fire District reinstated (11/20/08)
All 12 members of the Millersville Rural Fire District that resigned at a Monday board meeting have been reinstated, said fire board member Jim Roche. The board held an emergency board meeting Wednesday night to discuss reorganization of the 22-member district, sliced in half by the resignations...
Poplar Bluff man pleads guilty to December bank robbery (11/20/08)
A Poplar Bluff man pleaded guilty Tuesday to armed bank robbery and unlawful possession of a firearm, United States Attorney Catherine L. Hanaway announced in a news release...
Bernie, Mo., man charged with stabbing (11/20/08)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Bernie, Mo., man was in the Stoddard County Jail on Wednesday facing charges of first-degree assault, armed criminal action and endangering the welfare of a child. Aaron M. Chance, 19, was arrested Tuesday by Dexter police on charges stemming from a Nov. ...
Deadline approaching for Operation Christmas Child gift program (11/20/08)
The deadline for participation in Operation Christmas Child, a program that enables individuals to send a gift-filled shoe box to a child in another part of the world, is closing in. To participate, put items such as toiletries, candy, toys, school supplies and a letter in a shoe box, wrap it and deliver it to a drop off site by Monday. Last year, 12,563 shoe boxes were donated by Southeast Missouri. The goal this year is more than 14,000 boxes...
Perry County couple's plea hearing rescheduled for Dec. 1 (11/20/08)
The plea hearing in a criminal case that began following the death of a Perry County boy in August 2005 has been rescheduled for Dec. 1, defense attorney Allen Moss said. Emily and Michael Altom were scheduled to be in Rolla, Mo., on Friday to plead guilty to three counts of felony child endangerment. Because of a conflict with the schedule of Circuit Judge Tracy L. Storie, the plea hearing has been set for Dec. 1, Moss said in an e-mail to the Southeast Missourian...
Drainage work to reduce Highway 25 to one lane (11/20/08)
Highway 25 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage work in the southbound lane. This section of roadway is located from Highway 77 to County Road 249 at Bloemeyer.The work will take place Friday, Monday and Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., weather permitting...
Bollinger County teen dies in crash (11/20/08)
The Missouri State Highway Patrol and Bollinger County sheriff's deputies responded to a fatal crash early Wednesday morning near Glenallen, Mo. Cole Benfield, 16, of Glenallen was pronounced dead at the scene by Bollinger County Coroner Charles Hutchings. The wreck occurred around 5:40 a.m. when Benfield apparently lost control of the car on a curve, sliding off the left side of the road and striking several trees and a utility pole. Benfield was ejected from the vehicle...
Jackson School District to host disability transition session (11/20/08)
The Jackson School District will host a parent session today about how students with disabilities can transition to post-secondary life. Parents will learn about transition services available and receive information about community resources, guardianship and Social Security benefits, according to the district's website. Sessions will be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. and from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in room 13 of Jackson Junior High. Call 243-9501 for more information...
Mounds, Ill., man to plead guilty to 2007 Brown Bag killing (11/20/08)
The man accused of killing one and injuring another during a 2007 robbery in McClure, Ill., will enter a guilty plea Dec. 9, his attorney said Wednesday. In a plea agreement reached less than a month ago, Michael Fencil of Mounds, Ill., will plead guilty to one count of murder and one count of aggravated battery with a firearm in exchange for the state dropping a 25-year penalty for crimes committed with a gun, said Fencil's attorney, Shane Aden...
Judge upholds assault charge against man accused of shooting ex-wife with arrow (11/20/08)
A judge reduced the bond Wednesday of a man accused of shooting his ex-wife in the back using a bow and arrow. Merriel E. Housman Jr.'s bond was reduced by Associate Circuit Judge Michael Bullerdieck. The judge also upheld assault charges against the Jackson man, who is accused of shooting his ex-wife, Betty Housman, in the back using a bow and arrow and choking her...
Weapon lost by former Bollinger County deputy returned after eight years (11/20/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A weapon lost eight years ago by a Bollinger County deputy has been recently recovered. On May 29, 2000, Shawn Patrick Davis, then a Bollinger County deputy, reported that he had placed his Glock .40-caliber semiautomatic weapon on the roof of his patrol car so he could put items into the car, according to a report filed at the time. He drove off while the weapon was still on the vehicle, and it fell off...
Perryville, Mo., man arrested for allegedly firing gun out of car (11/20/08)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville resident was arrested near Patton, Mo., after allegedly firing a shot from the window of the vehicle he was in Nov 7. Cody A. Young, 21, was arrested on suspicion of unlawful use of a weapon. According to the Bollinger County sheriff's Department, deputy Carrie Statler saw one of the vehicle's occupants fire a gun after approaching a stop sign at the end of County Road 200 near Patton around 10:30 p.m. ...
Benefit planned to cover Sedgewickville, Mo., man's pancreas transplant (11/20/08)
Phillip Luttrell has been working for weeks on a benefit for a cousin, Wess Holston, who needs a pancreas transplant. "But I haven't been doing as much as some other people, like his mother and my sister-in-law, Penny Luttrell," said Luttrell, who lives in Scott City. He works at B&J Delivery in Cape Girardeau, and along with his wife, Denise, found space for a chili supper starting at 5 p.m. Friday at their church, First Assembly of God Church, 312 Dearborn St. in Scott City...
Cape's new 911 center opens today (11/20/08)
When Kim Conway went to work as a dispatcher for Cape Girardeau in 1983, calls to the 911 center were answered on large tan telephones, the information was recorded on index cards and call logs were kept with notebooks and No. 2 pencils. As recently as Monday, when a call arrived, giving complete directions often included using a paper map and street guide...
Central students take center stage today (11/20/08)
Central High School thespians take the stage tonight for the opening performance of "George Washington Slept Here," their fall production. The comedy chronicles the trials of a man and his wife trying to repair a dilapidated country house. The play will be performed at 7:30 p.m. today, Friday and Saturday at the Central Junior High School auditorium in Cape Girardeau. Tickets can be purchased at the door...
12 quit Millersville Rural Fire District after series of conflicts over spending (11/20/08)
Twelve members of the Millersville Rural Fire District, including the chief, resigned at a board meeting Monday, throwing down their gear bags and walking out after a series of conflicts over spending, said former chief Jerry Aufdenberg. A heated argument with an officer over equipment spending led to the resignations, Aufdenberg said. ...
St. Louis County reports rise in pertussis (11/20/08)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- A spike in the number of whooping cough cases in St. Louis County and other parts of eastern Missouri has health officials calling for more frequent vaccinations. St. Louis County on Thursday reported 146 cases of pertussis, or whooping cough, so far this year compared to eight last year at this time...
Missouri winter expected to be warmer than average (11/20/08)
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Winter looks likely to be mild in the Midwest and dry in the Southeast, the government said Thursday. Warmer-than-average temperatures are expected for the nation's center, especially Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri and Arkansas, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...
Murder trial of Bloomfield teen rescheduled for February (11/20/08)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- The first-degree murder trial of a 15-year-old Southeast Missouri boy has been rescheduled for Feb. 9. Owen Welty of Bloomfield, Mo., was set to be tried earlier this month in St. Louis County on a change of venue. But Circuit Judge John Ross' office said Wednesday the prosecutor and defense attorney sought a new trial date...
Missouri, last state to be called in election, goes to McCain (11/20/08)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Republican John McCain has defeated Democratic president-elect Barack Obama in Missouri, the last state to be decided in the 2008 presidential election. McCain's narrow victory over Obama breaks a bellwether streak in which Missourians had picked the winning presidential candidate in every election since 1956...
Mass. woman's 1 cent debt paid (11/20/08)
ATTLEBORO, Mass. -- A 74-year-old blind woman's 1 cent debt to a Massachusetts city has been settled. People from across the country called Attleboro City Hall on Tuesday offering to pay the 1 cent balance owed by Eileen Wilbur for an overdue water and sewer bill...
Former governor's wife gets apology from prostitute (11/20/08)
NEW YORK -- The prostitute at the center of the scandal that brought down former New York governor Eliot Spitzer has apologized to his wife. Ashley Alexandra Dupre, 23, told People magazine the FBI informed her in early March that it was investigating one of her clients. A few days later, she found out which client when she recognized Spitzer on TV -- resigning...
California Supreme Court to take up gay marriage ban (11/20/08)
SAN FRANCISCO -- California's highest court agreed Wednesday to hear several legal challenges to the state's new ban on same-sex marriage but refused to allow gay couples to resume marrying before it rules. The California Supreme Court accepted three lawsuits seeking to nullify Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment that overruled the court's decision in May that legalized gay marriage...
30-day age limit for Neb. safe-haven law advances (11/20/08)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- A 30-day age limit in the Nebraska safe-haven law appears headed for final approval. The state legislature voted 41-6 Wednesday to give second-round approval to the limit. A final vote is expected Friday, and then the bill will go to Gov. Dave Heineman, who has said he would support a 30-day age limit...
Grassy knoll couple recalls President Kennedy's assassination 45 years ago (11/20/08)
DALLAS -- It seems as if the gracious couple has told the story a thousand times -- how the crack of an assassin's bullet struck the president just a few feet from where they stood. Sometimes it's a reporter or author, but often it's a curious citizen who hopes Bill and Gayle Newman can uncover a sliver of evidence to buttress their own theory about the death of John F. Kennedy...
Scientists map genetic code of woolly mammoth (11/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- Bringing "Jurassic Park" one step closer to reality, scientists have deciphered much of the genetic code of the woolly mammoth, a feat they say could allow them to recreate the shaggy, prehistoric beast in as little as a decade or two...
Fed sharply lowers economic forecast, hints of rate cut (11/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- The Federal Reserve on Wednesday sharply lowered its projections for economic activity this year and next, and signaled that additional interest rate reductions may be needed to help combat the worst financial crisis to jolt the country in more than a half-century...
Consumer prices fall 1 percent in October, biggest drop on record (11/20/08)
WASHINGTON -- American consumers hit by a seemingly endless stream of bad news, from vanishing jobs to shrinking retirement accounts, got a small dose of relief: lower prices at stores. The Consumer Price Index, the country's most closely watched inflation gauge, dropped 1 percent in October, the biggest monthly decline on records dating back to 1947, the government reported Wednesday. ...
Israel spurns U.N. plea to ease Gaza blockade (11/20/08)
JERUSALEM -- Israel stood fast Wednesday by its decision to clamp shut cargo crossings at the Gaza Strip, brushing off pleas to ease the blockade from United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon. Israel sealed the passages two weeks ago in an effort to halt rocket and mortar fire at Israeli border towns after a five-month-old truce between Israel and Gaza militants started unraveling...
Tomb believed to be Herod's found decorated with lavish art (11/20/08)
HERODIUM, West Bank -- King Herod may have been buried in a crypt with lavish Roman-style wall paintings of a kind previously unseen in the Middle East, Israeli archaeologists said Wednesday. The scientists found such paintings and signs of a regal two-story mausoleum, bolstering their conviction that the ancient Judean monarch was buried there...
Congo rebels pull back ahead of talks (11/20/08)
RWINDI, Congo -- Rebels in Congo pulled hundreds of fighters back from several front-line positions as promised Wednesday in what the U.N. said was a welcome step toward brokering peace in the volatile nation. Elsewhere, however, U.N. forces on patrol exchanged fire with pro-government Mai Mai militiamen who attacked them with machine gunfire in Kibitutu, a village about 45 miles north of the regional capital, Goma...
India sinks suspected pirate 'mother ship' (11/20/08)
NEW DELHI -- The ship, operating off the coast of Oman in the lawless waters of the Gulf of Aden, was crewed by heavily armed men, some carrying rocket-propelled grenade launchers. Behind it were a pair of speedboats -- the sort pirates often use when they launch attacks on merchant ships in these violent seas...
A season with a purpose: Notre Dame soccer team dedicates games to goalie's father, who has cancer (11/20/08)
Soccer emerged as Ryan Bass' passion at an early age. His mother remembers her 5-year-old son telling her that he planned to be an Olympian or play professionally in Europe. Ryan's affection for the sport hasn't changed now that's he's a senior at Notre Dame, but soccer took on a new purpose over the summer...
Tigers face first test today in Xavier (11/20/08)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- After two lopsided wins, Missouri gets its first real test starting tonight in the O'Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off. Missouri is 2-0 after easy wins over Prairie View A&M and Chattanooga. Depending on how they do in San Juan, the Tigers could play five games in an eight-day period, starting with today's game against Xavier (2-0)...
Bulger backs Haslett to return next season (11/20/08)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams coach Jim Haslett has stayed in Marc Bulger's corner, refusing to switch quarterbacks during a horrible stretch of play. Bulger returned the favor Wednesday, saying he and many teammates want Haslett back next season. "He's been dealt a bad deck of cards," Bulger said. "He's doing all he can to get us going, to motivate us. It's up to us to help him out. I'd love to win the rest and solidify his job."...
Cohesive line keys Indians' playoff run (11/20/08)
The Jackson football program likes to win the games in the trenches. "Everyone knows what we're going to do," Jackson quarterback Marcus Harris said, "but a lot of people can't stop it." Except, through the first six weeks of this season, the Indians were losing more games than they were winning...
Southeast eager to exact revenge (11/20/08)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team will try to avoid a second straight first-round Ohio Valley Conference tournament loss. For that to happen, the Redhawks will need to beat a squad that swept them in both regular-season meetings. Southeast, seeded fifth for the six-team tournament, faces fourth-seeded Austin Peay at 7:30 p.m. today in Cookeville, Tenn...
Scott City's Simmons chooses Redhawks for baseball (11/20/08)
Shae Simmons wanted to get his college decision out of the way early and continue his athletic career close to home. That led the Scott City High School senior to sign a national letter of intent to play baseball at Southeast Missouri State during the early signing period that ended Wednesday...
Area calendar (11/20/08)
Baseball n Southeast camps: The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will host six camps between December and February at Houck Field House. They are designed for boys age 8 through seniors in high school and cost $95 per camp. Two fundamental camps for ages 8 through 12 will take place Dec. ...
Growing stronger than your resistance (11/20/08)
Nov. 20, 2008 Dear Julie, When humans had to chase and catch wild animals or else go without dinner, we chased wild animals. We ran or starved. Of course, running across slow humans meant steak night for other carnivores, too. A tiger makes Olympic sprinters of us all...
Good bets 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Performing arts "George Washington Slept Here" A comedy about the trials and tribulations of one family who decides to renovate a house rumored to have hosted the country's first president for a night. Where: Central Junior High Auditorium...
Trail of Tears Lodge in Jonesboro, Ill., specializes in country favorites (11/20/08)
One of the region's most rustic dining spots is a little bit off the beaten path. In Jonesboro, Ill., off Highway 127, where Old Cape Road becomes Fair City Road, is the Trail of Tears Lodge. In 1988, an old barn that dates back to the 1930s, was converted into a bed and breakfast lodge. The lodge is tucked away in Illinois' Shawnee National Forest, and the restaurant is destination dining. Most people who eat there stay there, but even for just a meal, the Lodge can appeal to anyone...
Worth the drive 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Clemens Fine Arts Center, Paducah, Ky. Arts in Focus presents "Irving Berlin's I Love a Piano," the story of seven decades of America's history told through a honky-tonk piano with one broken key. Trace America's story as seen through the innocent eyes of Irving Berlin and hear songs like "There's No Business Like Show Business," "Puttin' On The Ritz," "God Bless America" and "White Christmas." Showtime is 7 p.m. ...
Review: 'Bolt' a familiar but sweet canine romp (11/20/08)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:Harmless as a puppy, "Bolt" comes bounding into theaters, stumbling over its big, goofy paws, wagging its fluffy tail and begging to play ball. It's sweet and eager to please but, sadly, nothing terribly special: Girl finds dog, girl loses dog, girl gets dog back. You've seen this sort of thing countless times before, namely in any movie with the word "Lassie" in the title...
Wall of Minis a big hit for the Visual Arts Cooperative (11/20/08)
Who said that art has to be a certain size? Just take a look at the "Wall of Miniatures," a collection of "specific-sized" art from the Visual Arts Cooperative displayed at the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri. The Wall of Minis started as a Tree of Minis with small Christmas-themed pieces. The tree tradition started about four years ago, "and it has been a hit," said co-op secretary/treasurer Vicki Outman...
Opera Bites: Met Live in HD's "Damnation of Faust," laden with special effects, is an opera unlike any other (11/20/08)
Saturday's broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be a new production of Hector Berlioz's "The Damnation of Faust." The high-definition broadcast will begin at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema; the encore broadcast will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 3...
Slingers serves drink with flair (11/20/08)
Most guys who throw a bottle in a bar would be arrested. The five guys who do it at Slingers in Cape Girardeau get tips. The five men are flair bartenders. They serve you a drink and a show at the bar on Sprigg Street behind Cafe N Me and Pizza Hut. Flair bartenders juggle, flip, toss and catch liquor bottles and cocktail shakers before, after or in between pouring a drink...
Hugh Jackman crowned People's 'Sexiest Man Alive' (11/20/08)
NEW YORK -- Hugh Jackman said wife Deborra-Lee Furness teased him after finding out he'd been named People magazine's "Sexiest Man Alive." Recalling Furness' reaction, Jackman said: "God bless her, she said, 'I could've told them that years ago! And then she said, 'Obviously Brad [Pitt] wasn't available this year.' And I said, 'That was a joke, right?'"...
Kenneth Killian (11/20/08)
Kenneth Killian PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Kenneth E. Killian, 72, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Missouri Baptist Hospital. He was born Aug. 31, 1936, at Perryville, son of Oscar L. and Georgia Mae Rhoades Killian Sr. He and Janet R. Zahner were married June 6, 1959, at Perryville...
Gloria Stuhlman (11/20/08)
Gloria Stuhlman PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Gloria Mae Stuhlman, 77, of Perryville died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born April 9, 1931, in St. Louis, daughter of John Marvin and Nellie Reynolds Gilchrist. She and Robert Leo Stuhlman were married Dec. 29, 1948...
Arlene Garrott (11/20/08)
Arlene Garrott Arlene Hartline Garrott, 86, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Nov. 17, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. She was born March 8, 1922, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of Eugene and Reba Smith Hartline. She married Wayne Wallace Garrott. He died in 1992...
Alma Dombrowski (11/20/08)
Alma Dombrowski Alma E. "Nonna" Dombrowski, 82, of Wilmington, Del., passed away peacefully Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2008, at St. Mary's Health Center in St. Louis. Nonna was beloved wife of Stanley A. Dombrowski, with whom she shared 59 years of marital bliss...
Betty McAnelly (11/20/08)
Betty McAnelly Betty McAnelly, 76, died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Kendall Mungle (11/20/08)
Kendall Mungle Kendall E. Mungle, 64, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Nov. 15, 1944, in Charleston, Mo., son of Edward and Elizabeth Reynolds Mungle. He and Cecilia Puebla Gomez were married July 20, 2002, in Cape Girardeau...
Cole Benfield (11/20/08)
Cole Benfield GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Cole David Benfield, 16, of Glenallen died Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008. He was born Jan. 14, 1992. Benfield was a student at Woodland High School. Arrangements are incomplete with Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo...
Mary Burman (11/20/08)
Mary Burman MOUNDS, Ill. -- Mary Burman, 88, of Elizabethtown, Ky., formerly of Mounds, died Thursday, Nov. 13, 2008, at Helmwood Nursing Home in Elizabethtown. She was born Aug. 29, 1920, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of Lloyd and Lulu Bauer Dillman. Survivors include a daughter, Barbara Casey of Elizabeth, Ky.; a brother, Charles Dillman of Jonesboro, Ill.; four grandchildren; and six great- grandchildren...
Joseph Sanders (11/20/08)
Joseph Sanders Joseph C. "J.C." Sanders, 82, of Scott City died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 18, 1926, near Commerce, Mo., son of Claude F. and Mable A. Loftin Sanders. He married Lillian Kerley Feb. 4, 1949...
Dale Duncan (11/20/08)
Dale Duncan SIKESTON, Mo. -- Dale Duncan, 64, of Sikeston died Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 2, 1944, in Vanduser, Mo., son of Houston Lee and Ruby Burns Duncan. He was raised by his mother and stepfather, Victor D. McCoy. He and Sharon L. Edwards were married April 24, 1965, in Sikeston...
Births 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Gaither Son to Cody Gale Gaither and Shannon Leah Harp of Oran, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 4:22 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008. Name, Conner Gale. Weight, 7 pounds. Ms. Harp is the daughter of Danny and Doris Harp of Oran. Gaither is the son of Brad Gaither and Tracey Gaither of Advance, Mo...
Fire report 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n Emergency medical service on Broadridge Drive. n Emergency medical service on Anna Street. n A still alarm on Normandy Lane. n An alarm on Normandy Lane. n Emergency medical service on North Missouri Street...
Police report 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Summonses n Stacy E. Green, 34, 1010 Sturdivant St., was issued a summons for an animal bite and a leash-law violation. n Steven J. Kreidler, 49, 43 N. Henderson Ave., No. 1, was issued a summons for a leash-law violation...
Out of the past 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
25 years ago: Nov. 20, 1983 The Department of Music at Southeast Missouri State University presents the Camerata Orchestra at Old St. Vincent's Church in the afternoon; this is the first concert of the organization's 1983-1984 season; Linda Huck is the soloist...
An independent's 10-point bailout plan for the Grand Old Party (11/20/08)
"Bailout" is the word on everyone's tongue these days. Banks, investment companies, automakers and even states are lining up to be bailed out by the federal government. However, no one seems to be paying any attention to the fact that the one entity that needs to be bailed out more urgently than any other right now is the Grand Old Party...
Runaways reunite for Humane Society benefit (11/20/08)
Good things come to those who wait, and for those of you who have waited for the return of Mike Smith and the Runaways, good things are here — or will be Saturday. The local group — which formed in the early 1960s, went through a few lineup changes and finally called it quits in 1993 — will once again reunite for the good of all canine kind; feline kind, too...
Hooray for Wayne Goode: Experienced legislator will review state budget in Jay Nixon's administration (11/20/08)
I applaud the selection of former Missouri legislator Wayne Goode to review the Missouri budget as announced last week by governor-elect Jay Nixon. I served with Goode years ago on the House Conference Appropriations Committee, which he chaired. He's intelligent and honest and deals with issues straightforwardly as some elected officials do not...
We're on our way (11/20/08)
Travelers from the Cape Girardeau area who want to get to St. Louis or Memphis can now wait out of the elements for Greyhound buses in an around-the-clock waiting room, thanks to the Cape Girardeau County Transit Authority's new agreement with the bus line. Tickets are available at the transit authority office from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday...
Speak Out 11/20/08 (11/20/08)
Thanks to officers I'D LIKE to give personal recognition to Missouri State Highway Patrol Cpl. Jeff McCullough and trooper Grant Williams. They went above and beyond the call of duty. They were polite and nice. I was stuck on the side of the road, and they came along with their flashlights and were going to change the tire. ...
Journalistic integrity, proffesionalism lacking in Marble Hill (11/20/08)
I would like to take the opportunity to respond to an article published in the November 19th Banner Press:( Board of Alderman Meeting Rescheduled-Again). I can't help but feel that either City Hall, or the Banner Press both has taken the opportunity to portray me as a "dead beat alderman"...
Needed: Ski wear gear (11/20/08)
Annually the Explorer Post hosted at the Cape Area Family Resource Center attends a ski trip in St. Louis. This year will be no different, but the youth are in need of the proper outerwear. So I've come asking for the community's support, donating to our young Explorers your old ski coats, pants, gloves and hats. Adult sizes are needed...
Good will reaches out (11/20/08)
Southeast Missouri Hospital Auxiliary member Schirley Huey was taking My Daddy's Cheesecake orders in the hospital lobby when an anonymous donor approached her with a one hundred dollar bill. The woman said, "I don't need any cheesecakes, so send them to the troops." The Auxiliary purchased 14 cheesecakes, My Daddy's owner Kevin Stanfield matched them with another 14, and SFC Michael Halter will distribute them to the three National Guard units in Cape Girardeau, one in Jackson and the two Reserve units based here. ...
Celebrating BIRTHDAY's!!! (11/20/08)
The staff, volunteers and youth of the Cape Area Family Resource Center are celebrating birthdays today during the after school program. We plan on having a birthday party every month, this first party will cover from August through November...
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