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Two candidates running for more than one post in April elections (01/22/09)
The April 7 municipal elections in Southeast Missouri will feature at least two candidates trying to win two campaigns, as well as offices where not enough candidates filed to fill all the available positions. Pat Wissman, who lost a close contest in the Democratic primary for Cape Girardeau County commissioner in August, filed Tuesday for a seat on the Jackson School Board. ...
Police respond to attempted burglaries in Cape Girardeau, Jackson (01/22/09)
Southeast Missourian Cape Girardeau police responded to two attempted burglaries on Patricia Street Thursday evening. Officer A.C. Walker said the burglaries were not successful. Shortly afterward the police officers and a K-9 unit assisted Jackson police in a search for people suspected of breaking into Sappington Pro Outdoor at 4536 E. Jackson Blvd...
Millersville man arrested for alleged burglary (01/22/09)
Charges were filed Thursday against Caleb E.J. Smith, 20, of Millersville, Mo., for felony stealing and first-degree burglary. Smith is accused of breaking into a Cape Girardeau County residence on Jan. 14 while the residents slept, according to Lt. David James of the Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department...
Jackson's Rotary Lake restocked after trout die-off (01/22/09)
The parasite problem plaguing Jackson's Rotary Lake has been solved and the lake was restocked in anticipation of the opening day of Missouri's trout season, the Missouri Department of Conservation said. In December, anglers and park workers began noticing an unusually heavy death rate among the trout stocked into the lake on Oct. 30. An investigation found that the fish were infected with a tiny crustacean called a copepod that attaches itself to the gills and inside the mouth of the fish...
Marble Hill man charged with child molestation, statutory rape (01/22/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- A Marble Hill man faces child molestation and statutory rape charges in connection with an incident that occurred in October, according to a probable cause statement written and signed by Bollinger County Deputy Travis W. Rainey...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (01/22/09)
Here's something you don't hear every day: An explosion in a circuit breaker at a power substation caused two-thirds of Sikeston to be without power starting last night.The outage began just after 8 p.m. Wednesday night, and power wasn't restored completely until 4 a.m.Click here to read more...
Cozmo's closing Jan. 31 (01/22/09)
Cozmo's Cafe & Cream is closing its doors Jan. 31. But owner Dr. Michael Jessup said the move is not because of the economy. "We've done what we needed to do with it here," said Jessup, who also operates a medical practice in Cape Girardeau. "I wanted to get it ready for a particular point and then move on...
Some homeowners still unhappy over proposed historic district guidelines (01/22/09)
An unhappy group of people are promising to continue challenging the proposed design guidelines for Cape Girardeau's first residential historic district. David McLain, a Scott City police officer who lives on Hillcrest Drive, said the guidelines are effectively establishing what amounts to "fashion police" for homeowners...
Three die in Southeast Missouri accidents Tuesday (01/22/09)
Three people lost their lives in unrelated Southeast Missouri accidents and a Bernie, Mo., man sustained serious injuries when he lost control of his sport utility vehicle on a snowy Highway 25 Tuesday. Lewis M. Gregory, 32, of Bernie was driving his 2002 Chevrolet north on Highway 25 around 5:15 a.m. when he left the roadway and overturned. He was taken by ambulance to a hospital with serious injuries...
In federal court 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Federal prosecutor Catherine Hanaway's office released the following item. Name: William J. Mueller Age: 35 Residence: Cape Girardeau Sentence: 120 months Charge: one felony count of possession of child porn┐ography...
Morley couple faces meth charges (01/22/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said Wednesday that a Morley, Mo., couple is in custody pending the filing of charges related to a methamphetamine lab discovered in Chaffee, Mo. Walter said Chaffee police officers Jason Hammontree and Chad Nixon, acting on a tip from a resident, responded to what was supposed to be a vacant residence in the 100 block of Parker Street. A man inside the residence attempted to flee but was apprehended by officers...
Jackson Board of Aldermen action (01/22/09)
The Jackson Board of Aldermen took the following actions at its regular meeting Tuesday: n Approved the power and light committee's semiannual financial statement ending Dec. 31. n Approved an extension of the contract period with the Jackson Area Youth Football League and ASA Asphalt Inc. of Advance, Mo., to Jan. 1, 2010, for completion of the Jackson Football Park improvement project...
SEMO report finds unemployment, retail sales up in 3rd quarter (01/22/09)
A new report paints a mixed economic picture for Southeast Missouri. Though the unemployment rate reached 7.1 percent for the third quarter, the report from the Center of Economic and Business Research found that retail sales performed better than expected...
Circuit breaker causes power outage in areas of Sikeston (01/22/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. - An explosion from a circuit breaker inside one of Sikeston Power Plant's substations caused a power outage for two-thirds of the city Wednesday evening. At around 8:12 p.m. the the transformer exploded in the northwest part of the city, causing a subsequent fire in the substation, according to Sgt. ...
Thieves keep stealing County Road 420 signs in Scott County (01/22/09)
The routine disappearance of signs for Scott County Road 420 has exasperated highway administrator Norman Brant. The number 420 refers to marijuana -- generally believed to be the time of day that, in 1971, a group of students at a San Rafael, Calif., high school met to smoke the drug. The number has since become an international slang term. For example, High Times magazine has established a 420 campaign to legalize marijuana use...
Martin Luther King created path for Obama, says speaker at Show Me Center dinner (01/22/09)
The accomplishments of Martin Luther King Jr. created an avenue for Barack Obama to step into the presidency, Dr. Michael Eric Dyson told a crowd of college students and community members Wednesday night. Dyson, a radio talk show host, author, college professor and minister dubbed the "superstar professor" by the Washington Post, was the keynote speaker at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration Dinner at the Show Me Center...
National Socialist unit adopts Mo. highway section (01/22/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A neo-Nazi group has adopted a half-mile section of highway in Springfield as part of the state's litter prevention program. The Springfield unit of the National Socialist Movement has committed to cleaning up trash along the section of Highway 160 near the city limits in west Springfield...
Mo. college leaders seek support (01/22/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's top two college presidents delivered a message state lawmakers were eager to hear Thursday: higher education is an economic engine with few peers. University of Missouri system President Gary Forsee and Missouri State University's Michael Nietzel spoke at the final of several seminars for state senators on hot topics in the new legislative session...
Missouri legislation would expand open records law (01/22/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Some state lawmakers are seeking to strengthen Missouri's open-government law by giving the public greater notice of meetings on hot-button local issues such as taxes, zoning and eminent domain. The legislation also would make public more of the workings of the Missouri Ethics Commission, which now operates largely in secret as it decides campaign finance complaints against politicians...
Illinois governor ignores deadline in impeachment (01/22/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich has missed another deadline in the build up to next week's impeachment trial. Blagojevich was supposed to tell the state Senate what people and documents he wanted to subpoena for the trial. The deadline was 4 p.m. Wednesday...
Measure would ban smoking in public places (01/22/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- A state lawmaker has filed a joint House-Senate resolution that would let voters decide whether to add to the state constitution a ban on smoking in public places. Rep. Joe Fallert, a Ste. Genevieve Democrat, said he's not sure the measure he introduced last week will gain much traction this session, but he thinks it's an issue important enough to put before voters...
Gov. Jay Nixon touts deal to freeze university tuition (01/22/09)
Missouri's public universities have struck a deal with Gov. Jay Nixon: They'll stop raising tuition if lawmakers spare them from the recession-driven budget cuts likely to hammer the rest of state government. Nixon touted his agreement Wednesday at the University of Missouri's flagship campus in Columbia, followed by scheduled stops at Harris-Stowe State University in St. Louis and the University of Missouri-Kansas City...
FDA: More than 125 peanut products recalled as part of salmonella outbreak (01/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- More than 125 products have been recalled in a salmonella-and-peanuts investigation that keeps getting bigger, federal health officials said Wednesday. The list ranges from goodies like cookies and ice cream to energy bars. Even food for dogs may not be entirely safe, with a national company recalling some of its dog treats...
Senate confirms Clinton as Obama's secretary of state (01/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state Wednesday as President Obama moved to make his mark on U.S. foreign policy, mobilizing a team of veteran advisers and reaching out to world leaders. The Senate voted 94-2, with Republican Sens. David Vitter of Louisiana and Jim DeMint of South Carolina opposing...
Kennedy withdraws bid for Senate (01/22/09)
ALBANY, N.Y. -- Published reports say Caroline Kennedy is withdrawing from her effort to join the U.S. Senate. The New York Times and New York Post reported Wednesday that Kennedy has ended her monthlong bid to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton, who was confirmed as secretary of state...
Politics, money concern college freshmen (01/22/09)
More than ever, politics and money are on the minds of new college students. The latest installment of an annual survey of college freshmen shows political engagement at a 40-year high, and more students than ever planning to take jobs on the side and settling for second-choice schools...
Possible bird remains found in jet's engine (01/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Investigators said Wednesday they have found the remains of what may be a bird in the engine of the US Airways jet that landed in New York's Hudson River. The National Transportation Safety Board said an examination of the Airbus 320's right engine revealed evidence of "soft body damage" and that "organic material" was found in the engine and on the wings and fuselage. Samples of the material have gone to the Agriculture Department for a complete DNA analysis, the board said...
Kennedy released from hospital (01/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was released from the hospital and doing well Wednesday after suffering a seizure during an inaugural luncheon. Kennedy's office confirmed the senator left Washington Hospital Center, where he stayed overnight for observation, and was resting at home. ...
Bank's gallery devoted to presidential losers (01/22/09)
NORTON, Kan. -- Barack Obama has the presidency. John McCain has a framed photograph next to one of John Kerry at a rural northwest Kansas bank. First State Bank's "They Also Ran" gallery, a tribute to losing presidential candidates, added the Republican candidate's image this week to a row of black-and-white drawings and photographs that starts with Thomas Jefferson, who lost to John Adams in 1796...
Study: Cleaner air adds five months to U.S. residents' lives (01/22/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Cleaner air over the past two decades has added nearly five months to average life expectancy in the United States, according to a federally funded study. Researchers said it is the first study to show that reducing air pollution translates into longer lives...
Engine of plane that landed in Hudson found (01/22/09)
NEW YORK -- Divers on Wednesday found the missing jet engine that broke off a US Airways plane when it splashed down in the Hudson River, locating it in mud about 65 feet below the surface. New York Police Department and New Jersey State Police harbor officers working with a sonar expert from the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration had gotten a reading Tuesday of an object 16 feet long and 8 feet wide near the spot where Flight 1549 made its emergency landing...
Obama's first full day covers economy, war, diplomacy (01/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- In his first full day as president, Barack Obama showcased efforts to revive the economy on Wednesday, summoned top military officials to the White House to chart a new course in Iraq and eased into the thicket of Middle East diplomacy...
Raul Castro says Obama 'seems like a good man' (01/22/09)
HAVANA -- Raul Castro said Wednesday that Barack Obama "seems like a good man" and wished him luck, striking a conciliatory tone at odds with protests tossed at the new U.S. president by Cuba's socialist ally Venezuela. The Cuban leader commented on Obama to reporters after an event at a Havana medical school for foreigners. He did not elaborate...
Guantanamo court halted by Obama (01/22/09)
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba -- The Guantanamo Bay war crimes court came to a halt Wednesday as military judges granted President Obama's request to suspend proceedings while he reviews his predecessor's strategy for prosecuting terrorists. The judges quickly agreed to a 120-day suspension of the cases of a Canadian accused of killing an American soldier in Afghanistan and five men charged in the Sept. ...
Israeli troops complete pullout from Gaza (01/22/09)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's last troops left the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, although the cease-fire was frayed when its navy opened fire toward beaches in northern Gaza, and smugglers' tunnels that were targeted in the 23-day campaign against Hamas were active again at the Egyptian border...
China censors Obama's inauguration address (01/22/09)
BEIJING -- China censored its translation of President Barack Obama's inauguration speech, removing references to communism and dissent, and quickly halted state television's live broadcast of the address when Cold War-era animosities were mentioned...
North Korea, Iran open to U.S. efforts to defuse tension (01/22/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea and Iran, two nations with nuclear aspirations the U.S. wants to thwart, both signaled Wednesday that they were open to new initiatives from President Barack Obama that could defuse tensions. A newspaper considered a mouthpiece for the North Korean government said the communist regime is willing to give up its nuclear weapons if the U.S. agrees to conditions imposed by the North, including establishing formal diplomatic relations...
SCC, Sikeston will Show Me (01/22/09)
The t's have been crossed, the i's have been dotted and it is official: Scott County Central and Sikeston will meet in a boys basketball game Feb. 11 at the Show Me Center. The game will be part of a doubleheader with Saxony Lutheran and Oran meeting in the opening game at 6 p.m...
OVC honors Redhawks' Terry, Brewer (01/22/09)
Two Southeast Missouri State track athletes have been honored by the Ohio Valley Conference. Tyler Terry is the male field athlete of the week, while Shemeika Brewer is the co-female field athlete of the week. Terry, a sophomore from Central High School, was third in the long jump and fifth in the triple jump at a meet hosted by Southern Illinois...
Berkeley shoots down Jackson (01/22/09)
Guard Monai Douglass hit the winninng shot with 2 seconds left as visiting Berkeley rallied from a seven-point fourth-quarter deficit to defeat the Jackson girls basketball team 52-50 on Wednesday. Jackson (7-7) had stretched a three-point halftime lead to 41-34 heading into the final 8 minutes...
Maxwell to miss tonight's game (01/22/09)
The first time the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team faced Tennessee-Martin this season -- just last week -- the Redhawks had only seven available scholarship players. That will be the case again tonight when the squads meet in Martin, Tenn...
Redhawks get second crack at Hudson (01/22/09)
As if things weren't bad enough for the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team, now the Redhawks have to see Lester Hudson again. Just last week the nation's second-leading scorer torched Southeast for 38 points during an 81-67 Tennessee-Martin victory at the Show Me Center...
Tigers stumble to 97-95 win (01/22/09)
STILLWATER, Okla. -- DeMarre Carroll and Matt Lawrence each scored 19 points and Missouri held off a late rally by Oklahoma State to escape with a 97-95 victory Wednesday night. The Tigers (16-3, 3-1 Big 12) led 91-76 with 4:10 to play but were outscored 19-6 down the stretch. All six of Missouri's points came at the free throw line...
Southeast women try to extend OVC road streak (01/22/09)
As the Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team gears up for two straight road games, a question was posed to several Redhawks. Why does Southeast play so much better on the road than at home? The Redhawks (8-9, 4-3 Ohio Valley Conference) had some theories but not any real answers entering today's 5:30 p.m. contest at last-place Tennessee-Martin (2-15, 0-7)...
Spagnuolo closes in on coordinators (01/22/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Steve Spagnuolo is moving quickly to fill out his coaching staff. Several reports on Wednesday said the new St. Louis Rams coach was about to name Pat Shurmur as offensive coordinator. And, Spagnuolo was reportedly on the verge of hiring Ken Flajole to run the defense...
S. Williams reaches third round (01/22/09)
MELBOURNE, Australia -- Serena Williams ignored pain and frustration to reach the third round of the Australian Open with a straight sets win over Gisela Dulko on Thursday. It was far from routine. The second-seeded Williams, hoping to extend a sequence of winning the Australian title every alternate year since 2003, had to fend off six set points in the ninth game of the second set to prevent the match going to a third. ...
Blues limit Chicago's shots, collect a 2-0 road victory (01/22/09)
CHICAGO -- Chris Mason made 21 saves for his second shutout of the season, and Jeff Woywitka and Keith Tkachuk scored in the St. Louis Blues' 2-0 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Mason was not heavily tested in earning his 14th career shutout as the injury-depleted Blues limited Chicago's chances...
Prediction has become reality (01/22/09)
Jan. 22, 2009 Dear Leslie, Those who grew up in the '60s said an extra "Amen" this week as Barack Obama became the president of the United States. Most everyone appreciates the history of inaugurating the first African-American president. Most everyone understands the economic and environmental fix we're in, not only America but also the whole world...
'Benjamin Button' leads Oscars with 13 nominations (01/22/09)
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — The romantic fantasy "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button" led Academy Awards contenders Thursday with 13 nominations, among them best picture and acting honors for Brad Pitt and Taraji P. Henson, and a directing slot for David Fincher...
Movie review: 'Defiance' shows another side of Holocaust (01/22/09)
Liev Schreiber, who plays Zus Bielski, said he was ashamed he hadn't heard about the Bielski brothers before he was asked to act in "Defiance." After seeing the film, I feel the same way about my ignorance. And I'm sure as the film has its run, many tearing and shamed eyes will fill the theaters. "Defiance" is heartbreaking, thrilling and life affirming all at the same time...
New places, familiar faces (01/22/09)
The Mississippi Mud House has finally opened less than a quarter mile from the muddy Mississippi River. And I've been waiting. After the ice storm in February melted into the Enchanted Forest and caused the popular all-ages music venue to shut its doors, Cape Girardeau lost a valuable music spot. When Grace Cafe closed, Cape lost a warm and friendly watering hole...
Artifacts 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Phish tickets on sale at Fox Theatre in St. Louis @SL_body_copy_ragged:ST. LOUIS -- Phish, the reunited jam band of the 1990s, will play a summer show at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis as part of its first summer tour in five years. The concert will start at 7:30 p.m. June 16. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Jan. 30. Tickets are $49.50, available at the Fox box office, MetroTix outlets, calling 314-534-1111 or online at www.metrotix.com...
A NIGHT AT THE OPERA (01/22/09)
If you're looking for something different to do this weekend, perhaps a night at the opera is in order, courtesy of the music department at Southeast Missouri State University's production of "The Marriage of Figaro." Director Tim Schmidt, who also plays the title role, said this production "is a perfect introduction for someone to opera."...
Dining out: Broussard's recommends... (01/22/09)
If it were a football team, the uniforms would be purple, green and gold; the mascot a singing aligator. Alas, Broussard's doesn't play games, it simply serves up cajun food in a colorful atmosphere. The walls of the downtown restaurant are painted with musicians and gators. The stage hosts local and touring bands every weekend. And the kitchen serves up spicy, creole goodness. Owner Hunter Clark offered his suggestions from the Nawlins inspired menu...
To hell and back: Met Opera tells a tale of love (01/22/09)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Christoph Wilibald Gluck's opera "Orfeo ed Eurydice." The performance will begin at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema, and the encore broadcast will be at 7 p.m. Feb. 4...
Good bets 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Performing arts Opera Theatre Southeast Missouri State University students present "The Marriage of Figaro," an opera about marriage, betrayal and exposing a philanderer. Where: Shuck Recital Hall When: 7:30 p.m. today, Friday, Saturday...
Financial, tech stocks lead Wall Street 279 points higher (01/22/09)
NEW YORK -- Investors acted Wednesday as if they had overdone it a day earlier. Wall Street snapped back from a steep sell-off with a rebound in the same financial stocks that were pummeled Tuesday. Upbeat comments from banks, stronger-than-expected results from IBM Corp. and hopes that Washington will offer more help to the economy powered a rally that recovered most of the previous session's losses...
As banks teeter again, Wall Street looks for answers (01/22/09)
NEW YORK -- Wall Street is losing faith in Washington's efforts to fix the financial crisis. As bank losses pile up and bank stocks plunge, investors have an urgent question for the new Obama administration: What's the plan? Timothy Geithner, President Obama's pick for treasury secretary, had few answers as he began confirmation hearings Wednesday. He told lawmakers that two goals were to "get credit flowing again" and overhaul the $700 billion bailout, but he offered few details...
Kathleen Seaman (01/22/09)
Kathleen Mattes Seaman, 60, of Florissant, Mo., died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 7, 1948, daughter of John D. and Mary Jane Mattes. She and George A.D. "Dwight" Seaman were married Feb. 14, 1970, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau...
Shirley Mitchell (01/22/09)
Shirley Jean Mitchell, 76, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Feb. 16, 1932, in Keiser, Ark., daughter of Thomas and Flora Ruth Kenser Young. She and David E. Mitchell were married Feb. 14, 1953, in Piggott, Ark. He died May 25, 2001...
Sibyl Miller (01/22/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Sibyl Miller, 94, of Anna died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born Sept. 17, 1914, in Anna, daughter of George and Nannie Davis Lence. She and Benjamin Archie Miller were married in 1931 in Murphysboro, Ill. He died Dec. 17, 1963...
Lorene McAllister (01/22/09)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Lorene Miller McAllister, 85, of Oak Park, Mich., formerly of Olive Branch, died Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Beaumont Hospital in Oak Park. She was born July 16, 1923, in Tamms, Ill., daughter of the late Roy James and Effie Holshouser Miller. She married the Rev. James McAllister March 19, 1944, at Olive Branch Methodist Church. He preceded her in death Jan. 26, 1990...
Naomi McClard (01/22/09)
Naomi J. McClard, 81, of Jackson passed away Monday, Jan. 19, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born May 3, 1927, near Marble Hill in Bollinger County, Mo., daughter of Burlen and Maggie Ramsey Barks. She and James "Jim" McClard were married Nov. 28, 1942...
Richard Luckey (01/22/09)
BRAZEAU, Mo. -- Richard B. "Dick" Luckey, 77, of Brazeau died Tuesday, Jan. 20, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. He was born Oct. 20, 1931, at Fredericktown, Mo., son of Beverly T. and Eula M. Whitener Luckey. He and Matilda V. "Tillie" Kranawetter were married Jan. 14, 1956...
Births 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Wolsey Son to Jerry Don and Amy Suzanne Wolsey of Cape Girardeau, Missouri Baptist Medical Center in St. Louis, 10:50 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2009. Name, Avery Flint. Weight, 4 pounds, 14 ounces. First child. Mrs. Wolsey is the former Amy Hubbert, daughter of David and Mary Hubbert of Benton, Mo. She is office manager at Interior Plus. Wolsey is the son of Jerry and Debra Wolsey of Chaffee, Mo. He is district manager with Security Services of America...
Fire report 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 4:31 p.m., emergency medical service in the 900 block of North Middle Street. n At 6:59 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3200 block of William Street. n At 7:09 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1100 block of South Pacific Street...
Police report 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Marcelino Cruz-Quintas, 17, address not given, was arrested on suspicion of trespassing. n A 15-year-old boy was cited in juvenile court for stealing a motor vehicle and false declaration...
Out of the past 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
25 years ago: Jan. 22, 1984 The Rev. F. Jan Bengtson is installed as pastor of St. Mark Lutheran Church in the morning; Bengtson and his wife, Darlene, recently moved to Cape Girardeau from Quincy, Ill., where he was pastor of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church...
Clarification 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Wednesday's story on National Register of Historic Places nominations for two downtown Cape Girardeau buildings indicated historic preservation consultant Melinda Winchester's other projects included the Southeast Missourian building. Winchester worked on that nomination while studying at Southeast Missouri State University. ...
Prayer 012209 (01/22/09)
Blessed, O God, are those who smile and show kindness to friends and strangers alike. Amen.
Pledging cooperation (01/22/09)
Missouri's elected officials face some tough obstacles in the weeks and months ahead, most notably the effect the national economic recession is having on state revenue. Some estimates indicate there will be a state budget shortfall approaching $350 million...
Speak Out 1/22/09 (01/22/09)
Ready for digital WHILE throwing away some old newspapers I found an article about the change to digital television that was published in December 2007. It explained the advantages of the switch, what people needed to do to be ready and how to get coupons from the government that could be used to purchase the converter box needed to receive the new digital broadcast. This was over a year ago. How many more years do we need to get ready?...
"Lend A Hand Where You Can" (01/22/09)
The Volunteer Intergenerational Center Staff and volunteers are teaming up with members of the Cape Girardeau Chamber of Commerce, City of Cape Girardeau, Cape Girardeau Public School District, Southeast Missouri State University, Southeast Missouri Area Agency on Aging, United Way of Southeast Missouri, Love Inc., Habitat For Humanity, KZIM, KFVS TV-12, Cape Area Family Resource Center, SEMO Alliance for Disability and others to make this year's National Volunteer Week a success. ...
C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust gives donation to the Safe House for Women (01/22/09)
The C.W. Rushing Charitable Trust made a $1000 donation to the Safe House for Women on January 21, 2009. The money for this donation came as a result of the 2008 Captain Woody Rushing Golf Tournament that was held at Kimbeland Country Club in Jackson, Missouri...
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