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Stories from Sunday, December 21, 2008

Farming grows into home-based business for Marble Hill couple (12/21/08)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Returning to her roots is paying off for Barb Bailey, who lives on a farm near Marble Hill with husband, Anthony, and their children. Farm living has evolved into a home-based business for the couple. Bailey raises goats and her family drinks the milk and eats the yogurt and cheese she makes from the goats' milk...
Some dealers at Cape Girardeau gun show say sales up since election (12/21/08)
Some vendors at Cape's Original Gun Show in the Arena Building say business has been good since the presidential election. "There's been about a 500 percent increase in sales of assault rifles since the election," said Ben Mickel of Bonne Terre, Mo., owner of Cedar Falls Tactical. "They're selling like wildfire."...
Toddler in '07 Jackson shootings beats doctors' expectations (12/21/08)
About eight weeks after Meghan Moshiri was shot in the head, doctors told her mother that her daughter probably wouldn't see, hear, speak or walk again. "They kept telling me what wasn't going to work," Katherine Moshiri said Friday. "I finally looked at them and said, 'Well, what is going to work?'"...
More than 800 graduate from SEMO, enter tougher job market (12/21/08)
The mood was celebratory at Southeast Missouri State University's commencement Saturday, but graduates acknowledged they may face a tough reality tomorrow. For many, the weaker economy has thrown a temporary wrench in their postgraduation plans, presenting them with uncertain futures and challenges getting jobs...
Independence paper cuts edition (12/21/08)
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. -- The publisher of The Examiner in Independence said the newspaper will stop producing a Monday edition. But Steve Curd said The Examiner won't be cutting back on news coverage as it continues to produce a daily paper Tuesday through Saturday...
Anonymous donor puts $50,000 in kettles (12/21/08)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- An anonymous donor has come through again for the Salvation Army, dropping five cashier's checks for $10,000 each into kettles at the city's two Wal-Mart stores. It's the fifth straight year someone has given $50,000 to the Salvation Army's annual holiday fundraiser without taking credit for the gesture. And while Capt. Jason Poff says he doesn't budget for the money in advance, he admits that it's something he hopes for each year...
Inaugural security: Leave chairs, tents, strollers at home (12/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- No strollers near the Capitol. No tents on the National Mall. None of that Silly String on the parade route. That's just a sample of the items forbidden from President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration for security reasons. And while many people say the inconvenience is a small price to pay to witness the swearing-in of the nation's first black president, others are scratching their heads, trying to figure out how they will sit, snack, carry diapers or transport tired tots...
Severe weather hits most of nation (12/21/08)
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Successive waves of wintry weather gripped much of the country Saturday, frustrating holiday travelers from coast to coast and keeping the lights off for thousands of people who lost power after ice storms days ago. Iowa public safety officials urged motorists not to travel as heavy snow began to fall in the morning. The state expected winds up to 35 mph and wind chills of minus 25 two days after being slammed with sleet, ice and snow...
Four named to Obama's science team (12/21/08)
WASHINGTON -- President-elect Barack Obama's selection Saturday of a Harvard physicist and a marine biologist for science posts may be a sign he plans a more aggressive response to global warming than the Bush administration. John Holdren and Jane Lubchenco are leading experts on climate change who have advocated forceful government action. ...
Plane carrying 112 goes off runway in Denver (12/21/08)
DENVER -- Officials say a plane carrying more than 100 passengers went off the runway during takeoff from Denver International Airport. There were no immediate reports of serious injuries in the accident Saturday evening on Continental Flight 1404. Continental spokeswoman Mary Clark says the plane was carrying 107 passengers and five crew members...
Security tight as Indian hotels prepare to reopen (12/21/08)
MUMBAI, India -- Doormen greeted visitors to the Oberoi with a bow on the eve of the hotel's reopening, three weeks after it was targeted in a militant rampage. Security was tighter Saturday as guards scanned bags and sniffer dogs patrolled the grounds outside...
Crusaders among Hoopfest winners (12/21/08)
Saxony Lutheran maintained its momentum from an upset victory earlier in the week and defeated Chester, Ill., 54-31 on Saturday in the Heartland Hoopfest in Perryville. The win was one of four posted by local schools in the all-day event at the Perryville Civic Center...
Queen and her court: Reinagel repeats as player of the year (12/21/08)
Ray Reinagel always envisioned his two daughters becoming catchers when they were old enough to play fastpitch softball. Reinagel, 51, was a catcher during his fastpitch softball career, which spanned more than 30 years and saw him play in tournaments across the country...
Jackson wrestlers claim Tiger Classic crown (12/21/08)
Jackson High School's tradition-rich wrestling program had a subpar Tiger Classic last season. The Indians made up for it this year in a big way. Jackson rolled to the title in the 35th annual Tiger Classic hosted by Central. The Indians scored 318 points to easily prevail in the 20-team event held Friday and Saturday at Central Junior High...
Redhawks try to avenge loss vs. WIU (12/21/08)
Seven of Southeast Missouri State's eight losses have been by at least 11 points, so it's not like the Redhawks have suffered many down-to-the-wire defeats. The exception was Dec. 10 at Western Illinois, when the contest was tight the entire way before the Leathernecks prevailed 71-66...
Providence hands loss to Redhawks in Classic (12/21/08)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team hung with the first Big East Conference opponent the Redhawks have ever played. But Providence pulled away in the late going Saturday to post a 67-59 victory in the opening round of the Double Tree Classic in New Orleans...
Good deed of the week 12/21/08 (12/21/08)
Last year the Style Stop Lifestyles team and a few clients read "The Christmas Jars" by Jason Wright. The story takes place around a small family in a small community much like ours. Books were kept in the shop for clients to read and/or purchase. ...
Local food pantries call for more, different items (12/21/08)
Even after a successful canned food drive at Cape West 14 Cine and the annual Scouting for Food event, food pantries can hardly keep up with the need in Cape Girardeau and Bollinger counties and Scott City, said Denise Wimp, executive director with First Call for Help...
Local soldiers get a little more training (12/21/08)
Staff Sgt, Brian Hopfer of Jackson, with Detachment 1, 1137th Military Police Company in Jackson, and Sgt. 1st Class Leo McElrath of Cape Girardeau with the 935th Aviation Support Company in Aurora, Mo., graduated from the Army basic instructor course recently at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. The course is designed to take what officers and noncommissioned officers already know about training soldiers and turn it into structured lesson plans and well-designed classes...
FYI 12/21/08 (12/21/08)
River Corridor Task Force changes name The River Corridor Task Force recently changed its name to River Corridor Connections and formed a subcommittee on housing issues in the south Cape Girardeau and Red Star neighborhoods. Formed in 2007, the River Corridor Task Force aimed to organize a group of leaders from the south Cape and Red Star communities to develop and execute strategies and plans to improve the lives of youth in the River Corridor. ...
Southeast Hospice honors volunteers (12/21/08)
The recently held Southeast Hospice Awards banquet honoring volunteers with Southeast Hospice presented the top award, the Gabriel Award, to Helen Hunt for her 1,700 hours of service dedicated to the Pillows for Patients program she started. To date she has made almost 800 pillows. ...
Parents Without Partners plans January events (12/21/08)
Call 335-0797 or e-mail capesemopwpatyahoo.com for more information. n Jan. 2: PWP will hold a general meeting/orientation at the Cape Girardeau VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Program by Pam Johnson will be about the Southeast Missouri Regional Crime Lab. Free and open to the public...
What's happening today 12/21/08 (12/21/08)
Winter solstice program at Trail of Tears State Park Awinter solstice program will be presented by Paul White Eagle Smith, chief of the AhNiYvWiYa Tribe at 2 p.m. at Trail of Tears State Park visitorcenter. Registration required. Call 290-5268. Celebration of Rescue...
Jackson alumnus graduates basic training (12/21/08)
Army Pfc. Justin Sullivan, son of Bonnie Hampton of Jackson, graduated from basic infantry training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. During the nine weeks of training, the soldier received training in drill and ceremonies, weapons, map reading, tactics, military courtesy, military justice, physical fitness, first aid, Army history, core values and traditions. ...
Cheryl Birk (12/21/08)
Cheryl Hahn Birk, 50, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2008, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Phyllis Simmons (12/21/08)
Phyllis Jean Simmons, 67, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 12, 1941, in Rolla, Mo., daughter of Ervin Sylvester and Marjorie (Key) Long. She and Arnold Simmons were married on July 30, 1960, in Paducah, Ky...
Burford Delay (12/21/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Burford Gardner Delay, 86, of Advance died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born March 17, 1922, at Tilman, Mo., son of Charlie and Osa Pender Delay. He and Imogena Rose Umfleet were married Feb. 14, 1946, at Jackson. She also died Dec. 19, 2008...
Grover Hogan (12/21/08)
Grover Lee Hogan Sr., 74, of Jackson died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at the family home. He was born March 2, 1934, at Cherryville, Mo., son of Treffie and Vivian Matthews Hogan. He and Jean Tucker were married March 22, 1953, at Hernando, Miss. Hogan served in the U.S. Army following the Korean War. He was a member of the Jackson Assembly of God Church, the VFW Post in Cuba, Mo., and was retired from Combustion Engineering in St. Louis...
Oscar Mirly (12/21/08)
Oscar "Jack" Mirly, 84, of Katy, Texas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, in Katy. He was born May 3, 1924, at the family farm near Shawneetown, son of August and Angeline Hopfer Mirly. Jack is survived by a son, David (Brandy) Mirly of Washington; two daughters, Carol Christy of Tulsa, Okla., Pat (Wes) Watkins of Katy; a brother, Herbert (Delores) Mirly of Charlotte, N.C.; two sisters, Laura (Herb) Mueller of Illinois, Mildred Dost of Shawneetown; a sister-in-law, Gertrude Mirly of Cape Girardeau; three grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.. ...
Imogena Delay (12/21/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Imogena Rose Delay, 79, of Advance died Friday, Dec. 19, 2008, at Saint Francis Medical Center of natural causes. She was born Jan. 28, 1929, at Painton, Mo., daughter of Lawrence and Irene Gunner Umfleet. She and Burford Delay were married Feb. 14, 1946, at Jackson. He also died Dec. 19, 2008...
McIntyre - Buchheit (12/21/08)
Jessica McIntyre and Zachary Buchheit exchanged vows Sept. 27, 2008, at the lake of Elmer and Shirley Buchheit. Jim Matthews performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Rick and Jan McIntyre of Friedheim, and Brad and Cathy Buchheit of Oak Ridge...
Lindsay - Weimer (12/21/08)
Heather Kirsten Lindsay and Brock Edward Weimer were married July 19, 2008, at St. Mary's Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Patrick Nwokoye performed the ceremony. Organist was Ryan Bollinger of Cape Girardeau, and soloist was Erin Hoehn of Perryville, Mo...
Bradford - Black (12/21/08)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Catherine Renee Bradford and Brandon Jeffrey Black were married Sept. 4, 2008, at Little Chapel of the Flowers in Las Vegas, Nev. Doug Gilbert performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Polly Bradford of Advance, Mo. The groom is the son of Brenda and Roger Wilson and William Black, all of Ionia, Mich...
Fronabarger - Tucker (12/21/08)
Kelly Fronabarger and Jonathan Tucker exchanged vows Sept. 20, 2008, at Chaumette Winery in Ste. Genevieve, Mo. The Rev. John Rice performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Glenn and Marilyn Fronabarger of Oak Ridge. The groom is the son of Roger and Mira Tucker of Perryville, Mo...
Notre Dame Regional High School honor rolls (12/21/08)
A Honor Roll 9th grade: Savanna Ayers, Adeline Beussink, Neelye Blue, Katherine Bohn, Brooke Bohnert, Cory Bunger, Mason Burdin, Summer Burger, Abby Crites, Madeline Dufek, Katherine Edwards, Brittany Essner, Danae Essner, Kali Essner, Chelsea Graham, James Holloway, Madison Huckstep, Matthew Jedlinski, Kelly Kapp, Elizabeth Kiblinger, Will Kinder, Gunnar Knudtson, Ryan Ladd, Jonathan Lynch, Adam McCoy, Sarah McCrate, Nathan Meystedt, Sarah Mittrucker, Adam Montgomery, Morgan Morris, Cory Novak, Myeongin Oh, Jessica Pfau, Erin Phelps, Isaac Protzel, Peyton Rabbass, Adam Raines, Hali Rendleman, Seth Robert, Trevor Ross, Olivia Roth, Brianne Sanders, Eva Schafer, Philip Schuchardt, Keira Soutar, Mackenzie Strieker, Sydney Tibbs, Kenneth Tiffany, Emily Triller, Hunter Urhahn, Brady Vetter, Zachary Westrich, Amy Wibbenmeyer.. ...
St. Paul Lutheran School honor roll (12/21/08)
Scholastic Honor Roll 5th grade: Emelia Baer, Jack Bagley, Jake Byrd, Jordan Hecht, Chloe Kasten, Elizabeth Kiefner, Grace Mirly, Brianna Mueller. 7th grade: Alexis Engelhart, Josh Friess, Audrey Hunt, Amanda Krewson, Samuel Lowes. 8th grade: Danielle Daume, Carly Lorenz, Jordan Myer...
Police report 12/21/2008 (12/21/08)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrest n A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody in connection with a theft reported at 3049 William St. Summons...
Fire report 12/21/2008 (12/21/08)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:34 p.m., motor vehicle accident in the 3100 block of Lexington Avenue. n At 5:57 p.m., citizen assist in the 1200 block of Brenda Kay Court. n At 7 p.m., emergency medical service in the 500 block of Koch Avenue...
Out of the past (12/21/08)
25 years ago: Dec. 21, 1983 Freezing rain, which begins around midnight and continues into the morning, spreads a sheet of ice on area roads, making travel hazardous. Southeast Missouri State University won't impose a surcharge on incidental fees for the spring semester despite Gov. Kit Bond's 2 percent withholding of funds; the cut in funds is less than had been anticipated...
Drop proposed deer regs (12/21/08)
Matt Bartle of Lee's Summit, Mo., represents the 8th District in the Missouri Senate. He wrote the following letter to John Hoskins, executive director of the Missouri Department of Conservation in Jefferson City, Mo. It has come to my attention that the conservation commission has proposed a draft rule that would require citizens to own at least 80 acres of land before they would be allowed to hunt deer on their own property without purchasing a permit. ...
Poem with a timely message (12/21/08)
Here is a poem I think might wake up a lot of people to some of the various types of hate that exist in America. I thought you might like to publish it for your readers to think about. Merry Christmas and happy new year to you and yours. -- Chester D. Lemonds, Cape Girardeau...
Branson: Even Old Matt wouldn't recognize the place (12/21/08)
Imagine falling into a deep sleep for more than 40 years. Then imagine waking up and finding the world has changed so much that you don't know where you are. My wife and I had this Rip Van Winkle experience last week. On purpose. Our story begins 42 years ago. We had been married for a year but had not had a honeymoon. I was a cub reporter and she was a first-year teacher. New jobs. New marriage. No money...
The keys to a happy marriage (12/21/08)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. HE SAID In the ever-going battle of minor arguments in the Miller household, Callie is winning the marital ping-pong match something like 347 to 2. I know, I know, when you argue, you shouldn't keep score. Marriage is not about keeping score, about who wins and who loses. It's about love and commitment...
Tripod's story (12/21/08)
Perhaps the most uplifting Christmas story of year so far was about a three-legged golden retriever appropriately named Tripod. The dog was adopted from the animal shelter at the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri by Capetown Assisted Living in Cape Girardeau. The dog spends its days cheering up the residents...
Speak Out 12/21/08 (12/21/08)
Mistreated president I THINK the Iraqi shoe thrower should be jailed and fined. All those protesters who were in the street could pitch in and help if they want to pay the fine. But I don't think our president should be mistreated and have a shoe thrown at him. It's just not called for...
Liberal Media finds familiar "Whipping Post" to blame for Detroit's failures (12/21/08)
It didn't take long for Detroit and the liberal media to find a scapegoat for the failure of the "Big Three" automakers. As the December 13th edition of the Detroit Free Press newspaper stated in an article entitled "Republicans Manufacture a Deal Breaker":...
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