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Stories from Wednesday, February 11, 2009

This afternoon on seMissourian.com (02/11/09)
The timing couldn't have been much worse. Just a couple of weeks after the January ice storm, with tree limbs weak and the ground saturated, a line of severe thunderstorms moved through Southeast Missouri and other areas.The storm is causing flooding in Marble Hill, where Crooked Creek was rising out of its banks. ...
Sikeston-Scott County Central game packs Show Me Center with fans (02/11/09)
Greg Brown of Jackson was one of the first people in line an hour before the Show Me Center's front doors opened for Wednesday night's sold-out game between Sikeston and Scott County Central. Hundreds of people stood behind Brown, hoping to claim the best seats at the general admission event...
AmerenUE, electric cooperatives report fluctuating power outage numbers in Southeast Missouri (02/11/09)
As strong winds continue to blow through the area, AmerenUE is reporting fluctuating numbers of power outages around Southeast Missouri.As of 12:40 p.m., 3,514 AmerenUE customers around the state were without power, according to the utility's website. ...
Storm floods Marble Hill (02/11/09)
The storm system that moved through the area early Wednesday caused significant flooding along Crooked Creek in Marble Hill, prompting a flood warning from the National Weather Service that expired at 4 p.m. The flooding caused water to flow over streets and into buildings, according to witness reports...
Scott County to use inmate labor to clear limbs along roads (02/11/09)
BENTON, Mo. — Scott County Jail inmates will once again help clean up the county. This time it will be limbs instead of trash along county highways. County commissioners met with Rick Walter, sheriff; Norman Brant, county highway department superintendent; and Rob Furlow, jail administrator, during their regular meeting Tuesday to "work out some of the details," Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger said...
Wind, rain cause more outages, flooding (02/11/09)
High winds and steady rains Wednesday brought flooding, damage from fallen power lines and tree limbs, and still more power outages in Southeast Missouri. Wind gusts reached as high as 46 mph in Cape Girardeau, the result of a deepening low pressure system traveling northeast from Missouri toward the Great Lakes region, according to the National Weather Service in Paducah, Ky...
Closing arguments slated for Thursday in Welty murder trial (02/11/09)
CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — As attorneys and witnesses wrangled in front of the jury that will decide his fate, 15-year-old murder suspect Owen Welty sat straight up in his chair on Wednesday, his face never changing expression. It was a surprising display of calm for a boy who potentially faces decades in prison if convicted of second-degree murder...
Former Scott County employee charged with stealing money from court's cash bonds (02/11/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- A former Scott County Circuit Court office employee faces felony theft charges after allegedly stealing money from cash bonds the court received in 2008. Stacy Forck, 29, of Benton was charged in January with theft exceeding $500 but less than $25,000, a class C felony...
Cape police investigate winter burglaries (02/11/09)
Cape Girardeau police continue to investigate more than 50 late fall and winter burglaries they say appear to be the work of professionals. Another burglary was reported Monday at 451 N. Frederick St., but it doesn't appear to be connected with the others, said Sgt. Jason Selzer, spokesman for the police department...
Cape businessman to mount third challenge to gambling law (02/11/09)
A Cape Girardeau businessman who has lost two legal challenges to a gambling law approved by voters said Tuesday he's ready to continue the fight. David Knight, owner of Ole Hickory Pits and booster of a Cape Girardeau casino, lost his latest legal effort Tuesday when a three-judge panel of the Western District of the Missouri Court of Appeals ruled against him. ...
University of Missouri Extension centers may be in jeopardy (02/11/09)
Gov. Jay Nixon has proposed cutting $14.6 million in funding to the state's University of Missouri Extension centers. The news has Extension center officials concerned about the effect the 50 percent funding cut could have on business and agriculture programs it provides to the state's residents...
Vandals hit Sikeston food bank (02/11/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Ripped bags and boxes of food on the floor, scattered papers, graffiti and more vandalism was the scene at the Bootheel Food Bank's Sikeston location when Roger Woolsey, pantry manager, arrived at work Monday morning. "This in the second time in a month," Woolsey said. "I really don't understand it."...
Sides present opening statements in Owen Welty murder trial (02/11/09)
CLAYTON, Mo. -- Investigators decided early on that a 13-year-old boy shot his neighbor but don't have the evidence to back that up, a defense attorney said during opening statements in Owen Welty's murder trial. But the prosecutor pointed to accounts given by Welty and others that he said would show the boy committed the crime...
Tornado watch issued (02/11/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- The National Weather Service has issued a tornado watch until 6 a.m. for the following Southeast Missouri counties: Cape Girardeau, Scott, Perry, Bollinger, Wayne, Carter, Ripley, Butler, Stoddard and new Madrid. This includes the Southeast Missouri cities of Perryville, Marble Hill, Cape Girardeau, Piedmont, Van Buren, Doniphan, Poplar Bluff, Bloomfield, Sikeston, and New Madrid Widespread showers and thunderstorms will continue to stream northeast across Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois along and to the west of Interstate 57 early this morning. ...
Recovery facts and resources (02/11/09)
FEMA will not pay for generators, gas, chain saws or spoiled food. "It's such an overwhelming time. People are dealing with so much and there's frustration," said FEMA spokeswoman Hannah Vick. "People spent money that they had in an emergency fund for gas or generators or lost everything in their fridge."...
Ameren seeks reworking of rate clause (02/11/09)
AmerenUE received most of what it asked for when the Missouri Public Service Commission approved a rate increase last month, but the utility company didn't count on the devastating effect of the ice storm that crippled Southeast Missouri. When the PSC meets today in Jefferson City, the agenda includes a discussion of Ameren's request that commissioners rework a provision in the rate case that allows the company to more quickly recover extra costs when the price of fuel rises. ...
Dance to benefit missionary work (02/11/09)
A benefit dance for missionary work in Nebraska will be held from 7 to 11 p.m. Friday at Crossroads Fellowship in Jackson. The event is being sponsored by Dance Vine and Hi-Cot'N Dance Club. There will be a cover charge. Those attending may bring drinks and snacks. Popcorn and sodas will be available for purchase. No alcohol, glass bottles or smoking are allowed in the building...
Legislature to vote on reducing school week to four days (02/11/09)
A bill in the state legislature could give children a shorter school week. State Rep. Gayle Kingery, R-Poplar Bluff, Mo., has proposed legislation that would allow school districts to shorten the school week to four days. The bill would extend the school day to eight hours...
Woman dies in Sunday apartment fire in Poplar Bluff (02/11/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Poplar Bluff woman died early Sunday morning as she tried to escape her burning apartment. Butler County Coroner Jim Akers pronounced Kathy L. Lewis, 51, died at 4:20 a.m., an hour after Poplar Bluff firefighters had responded to Lewis' 414 Hazel St. apartment...
Title: Create the right "look" to brand your candidacy (02/11/09)
Content: Dear Sam: I am struggling with the design of my résumé. I'm trying to make it look a little different than the standard templates, but I'm scared it won't be well received if it looks too different. How do I know if what I want to do is okay and will support, not hurt, my chances of getting an interview? - Linda...
Tornado hits southwest Mo.; no injuries reported (02/11/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — Severe storms hit southern Missouri, spawning at least one tornado that ripped across southern Springfield, damaging homes and businesses. Steve Runnels, warning coordination meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Springfield, said a tornado hit the southwest section of city about 10:15 p.m. Tuesday, causing damage that ranged from torn siding to ripped off roofs. No injuries were reported, Runnels said...
Lawmaker seeks to expand Sunshine Law fines (02/11/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Missouri lawmaker is proposing a $500 a fine for officials who violate Missouri's open-government laws -- even if they do so unwittingly. Newly revised legislation by Rep. Tim Jones would make it easier to assess penalties for breaking the Missouri Sunshine Law...
Talent won't run for 2010 Senate (02/11/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Former Republican U.S. Senator Jim Talent said Tuesday that he won't make a political comeback bid for Missouri's open Senate seat in 2010. Talent had been considering the race after Republican Sen. Kit Bond's announcement last month that he will not seek re-election to a fifth term...
Twisters kill 8 people in Oklahoma, others injured (02/11/09)
LONE GROVE, Okla. (AP) — Emergency crews on Wednesday searched the wreckage of homes and businesses smashed by an unusual cluster of February twisters that ripped across Oklahoma, killing at least eight people. One young woman was lifted into the air as a tornado pulled the roof off a house, but her mother and others held her down...
House to hold hearing with peanut executives (02/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- A congressional committee issued a subpoena Tuesday for the top executive of a small company that allegedly shipped tainted peanut products responsible for a national salmonella outbreak. The House Energy and Commerce Committee voted to compel Peanut Corp. of America president Stewart Parnell to appear at a hearing today, as a wide-ranging investigation focuses on who was responsible for an outbreak that has sickened at least 600 people and may have contributed to eight deaths...
Lincoln's birthday to be celebrated from coast to coast (02/11/09)
CHICAGO -- Two centuries after Abraham Lincoln's birth, everybody suddenly wants a piece of him. He's the subject of an avalanche of new books. New Lincoln pennies are being minted. The U.S. Postal Service released four new Lincoln stamps. And it seems like every state is staking a claim -- no matter how tenuous -- on his legacy...
Florida school sued over refusing gay-straight alliance (02/11/09)
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Two Florida high school students on Tuesday sued their school board because they were not allowed to form a club that promotes the tolerance of gays. The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida filed the suit Tuesday in federal court on behalf of Yulee High School students Hannah Page, a freshman, and Jacob Brock, a junior...
Minn. judges order count of 23 rejected ballots (02/11/09)
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The judges in Minnesota's Senate trial Tuesday ordered 23 previously rejected absentee ballots be opened and added to the race, setting the stage for counting perhaps thousands more such ballots and giving Republican Norm Coleman a shot at erasing Democrat Al Franken's 225-vote lead...
Octuplet fertility doctor under investigation by medical society (02/11/09)
LOS ANGELES -- A national medical society is investigating whether a fertility doctor followed its guidelines when he implanted six embryos into a Southern California woman who gave birth to octuplets last month. The American Society for Reproductive Medicine confirmed Tuesday that it's investigating because Nadya Suleman says she received in-vitro fertilization for all 14 of her children at the same Beverly Hills fertility clinic...
Virginia doctor charged with killing hawk to help squirrel (02/11/09)
VIENNA, Va. -- For a Virginia doctor, squirrels are a man's best friend, too. Thomas Shepler, a hand surgeon, shot a hawk to death in his backyard. He said the bird was eyeing a young squirrel he and his wife had helped raise. Shepler, 65, said the hawk had previously killed an adult squirrel near his suburban Washington, D.C., home in Vienna. When the doctor tried to chase away the bird over the weekend by yelling and throwing a crowbar at it, the hawk didn't leave the area...
Three tornadoes damage homes, down power lines in Oklahoma (02/11/09)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- At least three tornadoes struck Oklahoma on Tuesday, leaving trails of damage and knocking out power to thousands of homes and businesses. In the evening, a tornado that meteorologists described as large and violent caused "extensive" property damage and several injuries in the south-central town of Lone Grove...
Hundreds of stations still plan to end analog next week (02/11/09)
NEW YORK -- More than a quarter of major U.S. TV stations intend to shut down their analog broadcasts Feb. 17, sticking to the original date despite the plan of the Obama administration that they wait until June. Congress last week gave TV stations until June 12 to shut down analog broadcasts, hoping to give viewers more time to prepare. Money has run out for the federal fund that subsidizes converter boxes, and there's a wait list for the coupons...
Stamp cost to go up in May (02/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- The post office will get an extra 2 cents when you mail a letter starting in May. The U.S. Postal Service announced Tuesday the price of a first-class stamp will rise to 44 cents May 11. That leaves plenty of time to stock up on forever stamps, which will continue to sell at the current 42-cent rate until the increase occurs. They will remain valid in the future regardless of rate increases...
Colonel's secret recipe in new, safer KFC vault (02/11/09)
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Colonel Sanders' handwritten recipe for fried chicken was back home Tuesday after five months in hiding while KFC upgraded security around its top corporate secret. Nothing went afoul when the recipe was returned from an undisclosed location to KFC's headquarters late Monday in a lockbox handcuffed to the wrist of a security consultant...
Cost-cutting Medicare project sees few results (02/11/09)
CHICAGO -- An effort to cut costs and keep aging, sick Medicare patients out of the hospital was largely unsuccessful, a government-contracted study found. The study showed just how hard it can be to change the habits of older patients and their sometimes inflexible doctors. And it points up the challenges the Obama administration will face in trying to reform health care for an aging nation...
Obama calls Senate passage of stimulus bill 'good news' (02/11/09)
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Pressuring Congress by the day, President Obama on Tuesday hailed the news that the Senate had passed its economic stimulus bill but cautioned that tough negotiations on a final deal remain. The president interrupted his own town-hall event to announce the Senate's move, prompting people in the audience to jump to their feet in joy...
Ky. bourbon spilled to protest tax increase (02/11/09)
FRANKFORT, Ky. -- It wasn't quite the Boston Tea Party -- the proof was a little higher. Kentucky bourbon industry officials stood shoulder-to-shoulder Tuesday and poured spirits on the state Capitol's front steps to protest a proposed 6-percent sales tax on all booze...
Exit polls forecast win for centrist party in Israeli election (02/11/09)
JERUSALEM -- Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni's Kadima Party was forecast to win Israel's election Tuesday, but exit polls showed strong support for hard-line rivals that will make it difficult for her to form a coalition government. The exit polls announced on Israeli TV stations said the centrist Kadima had an edge over Benjamin Netanyahu's hard-line Likud Party. ...
Policy changes considered as Aussie fire toll nears 200 (02/11/09)
HEALESVILLE, Australia -- The high death toll from hundreds of wildfires across southeastern Australia has forced authorities to re-examine an accepted survival strategy when blazes threaten: Get out early or hunker down and fight. Many people waited too long and perished as they tried to escape the weekend infernos...
U.S. envoy explores new approach on Pakistan (02/11/09)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan told an envoy dispatched by President Barack Obama that it wants to be included in talks on any changes in U.S. efforts to defeat al-Qaida and Taliban militants wreaking havoc in its territory and in neighboring Afghanistan. Pakistani officials gave no details on any policy discussions during Richard Holbrooke's meetings Tuesday with the prime minister and other leaders, but Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi hailed his visit as a "new beginning" in ties between America and Pakistan.. ...
Zimbabwe's opposition leader to be prime minister (02/11/09)
JOHANNESBURG -- Opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is expected to take the prime minister's oath today as part of a power-sharing agreement with longtime President Robert Mugabe that Zimbabweans hope will bring help amid economic and humanitarian crises...
Israeli election close; two parties claim win (02/11/09)
JERUSALEM -- Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni and rival Benjamin Netanyahu both claimed victory Tuesday in Israel's parliamentary election, but official results showed a race so close it could be decided by a third candidate -- a rising power among the hawks...
Iranian president says talks with U.S. possible (02/11/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- Iran's hard-line president told crowds celebrating the Islamic revolution's anniversary Tuesday that the country is ready for talks with the United States, the strongest signal yet that Tehran welcomes President Barack Obama's calls for dialogue...
Russia to work with U.S. on nuclear issues (02/11/09)
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Dmitry Medvedev is "ready for thorough joint work" with Washington on disarmament and other issues, a Kremlin spokeswoman said Tuesday. The remarks appear to be a response to President Obama, who called Monday for Washington and Moscow to "lead the way" in reducing the global nuclear threat. Natalya Timakova said Medvedev welcomes the initial signals from Washington on the potential for future U.S.-Russian relations...
Particle accelerator to restart in September (02/11/09)
GENEVA (AP)  — Additional safety features being added to the world's largest particle accelerator will postpone its startup until the end of September, a year after the $10 billion machine was sidelined by an electrical fault, the operator said Tuesday. ...
Tigers break Indians' streak (02/11/09)
Central sophomore Andrew Williams said he and his teammates were well aware that third-year coach Drew Church never had beaten his old team heading into Tuesday's game against Jackson at the Show Me Center. Church, who was an assistant at Jackson before accepting his position at Central, watched his squad drop all four games it played against Jackson last year and had lost the first meeting between the schools this season in the SEMO Conference tournament...
Howard leads Jackson girls past Central (02/11/09)
Jackson senior Ashten Howard knew she better make the shot or chase down the rebound at any cost. With her team leading by a point, Howard unleashed a 3-pointer. "I was open, so I shot it and prayed to God it went in, and it did," Howard said. "I felt it go off my hand right. I was like, 'Thank you.'"...
Big day arrives for big game (02/11/09)
Big, big, big. The big game takes place tonight in the biggest arena in Southeast Missouri on the big floor at the Show Me Center. And if bigger is better, that could spell trouble for Scott County Central. The Braves, 17-1 and ranked No. 2 in the state in Class 1, take on Sikeston, 15-3 and No. ...
Notre Dame boys drop 60-59 thriller in OT to NMCC (02/11/09)
Notre Dame clung to a one-point lead in the waning seconds of the fourth quarter at New Madrid County Central on Tuesday night. But the Bulldogs were called for a foul with 1.3 seconds left. New Madrid hit 1 of 2 to tie the game and force overtime. The Eagles responded to their new life, knocking off Notre Dame 60-59 in boys basketball action Tuesday...
Tigers celebrate end of KU's reign (02/11/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Hundreds stormed the court, a spontaneous eruption celebrating Missouri's coming-out party. Just a few hours later, and it would be three years to the day since Quin Snyder's resignation and the program's all-time low mark. Suddenly all the cobwebs were gone, swept away by the Tigers' improbable come-from-behind 62-60 victory over bitter border rival Kansas on Monday night...
Southeast baseball slotted for fourth in OVC (02/11/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team had three players named to the 2009 all-OVC preseason team and the Redhawks were picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Valley Conference standings. Defending regular-season champion Jacksonville State was selected to repeat in the voting by the conference coaches, nipping Eastern Illinois by one point...
Tejada charged with lying to Congress (02/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- All-Star shortstop Miguel Tejada has been charged with lying to Congress about an ex-teammate's use of steroids, the latest baseball player to get caught up in a web of cheating and juicing that has stained the sport. Tejada is expected to plead guilty in court today. The charges against him were outlined in documents filed Tuesday in federal court in Washington...
Stump wins Westminster show (02/11/09)
NEW YORK -- An old Sussex spaniel taught dogdom a new trick. At 10, Stump became the oldest best in show winner ever at the Westminster Kennel Club, coming out of retirement only last week and walking off with the top prize Tuesday night. A nearly full crowd at Madison Square Garden cheered loudly when judge Sari Tietjen pointed to the new champion. Perhaps the fans knew Stump's backstory -- he almost died in 2004 from a medical condition, saved by the vets at Texas A&M...
St. Louis unable to hold two-goal leads (02/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Mats Sundin scored twice and Jannik Hansen's rebound goal with 4:42 to go capped the Vancouver Canucks' rally from a pair of two-goal deficits in a 6-4 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday night. Andy McDonald had a goal and an assist in his first game back after missing 36 due to a broken left ankle for the Blues, who also got three assists from Patrik Berglund. ...
A Valentine's meal that won't break hearts or banks (02/11/09)
Not wanting to dish out serious cash at a restaurant doesn't have to doom you to a dull Valentine's Day dinner. Cooking a special meal for that special someone is a surefire way to show some love. And with the right recipe you can achieve gourmet results at a fraction of the cost of eating out. The secret is in the sauce...
Sweets for your sweetie (02/11/09)
a chocolate indulgence for Valentine's Day is a must, but that doesn't have to mean excessive fat and calories. These chocolate-walnut lace cookie ice cream sandwiches can be assembled as spectacular frozen towers, and the nutritional numbers are just as impressive...
Recipe Swap: Recipes from a birthday girl (02/11/09)
Happy birthday, Lexie! Our daughter Lexie is now 12 years old. She is enjoying life so much right now -- playing basketball, being involved in church youth group, playing piano and reading the "Twilight" book series over and over. When it comes to food, she is very willing to try new things and likes foods from other cultures. ...
GM cuts salaried jobs, trims pay (02/11/09)
NEW YORK -- General Motors Corp. is planning to slash another 10,000 salaried jobs this year, saying the cuts are unavoidable with a government restructuring deadline looming and industrywide sales in one of the worst downturns in history. The Detroit-based automaker said Tuesday it will reduce its total number of white-collar workers by 14 percent to 63,000. About 3,400, or 12 percent, of GM's 29,500 salaried U.S. jobs will be eliminated...
Donald Gammon (02/11/09)
Donald Gammon, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau.
William Morgan (02/11/09)
THEBES, Ill. — William "Bill" Morgan, 71, of Thebes, formerly of St. Louis, died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 25, 1937, in Wickliffe, Ky., son of Walter Davis and Zada Jones Morgan. He and Dorothy Taylor were married July 2, 1954...
Mary Brinkmeyer (02/11/09)
CAIRO, Ill. — Mary Frances Brinkmeyer, 83, of Cairo died Thursday, Feb. 5, 2009, at Daystar Care Center. She was the daughter of Louis Harvey and Mary Adams Wooldriege. She married Leonard Brinkmeyer, who preceded her in death. She was a lifelong resident of Cairo and graduate of Cairo High School. She was a charter member of Cairo Junior Women's Club, member of Xi Beta sorority, First United Methodist Church and later affiliated with Tigert Memorial United Methodist Church...
Edna Hilpert (02/11/09)
Edna June Hilpert, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born June 18, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of John Ralph and Edna Matilda Hoffmeister Maybery. She and Edwin Hilpert were married June 18, 1941, in Jackson. He died in 1993...
Helen Seitz (02/11/09)
Helen Louise Seitz, 91, of Highland, Ill., died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born March 24, 1917, in East St. Louis, Ill., daughter of Arthur and Wilma A. Walters Chitwood. She and Leonard Eugene "Lenny" Seitz were married May 28, 1947, at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland. He died Sept. 19, 2000...
Delmer Steinbecker (02/11/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Delmer E. Steinbecker, 74, of Perryville died Monday, Feb. 9, 2009, at Perry Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation in Perryville. He was born Nov. 25, 1934, in Belgique, Mo., son of Ben and Stella Hoffman Steinbecker. Survivors include a sister, Alma Geringer of Columbia, Mo...
F.D. Shoulders (02/11/09)
F.D. Shoulders, 96, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Charles Adams (02/11/09)
Charles Daniel "Dutch" Adams, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, at his home. He was born June 2, 1923, in Grand Tower, Ill., son of Arthur and Bonnie Pearl Henson Adams. He and Wilmoth Rhodes Adams were married March 11, 1947, in Grand Tower...
Marion Barks (02/11/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. — Marion Emmett Barks, 80, of Marble Hill died Saturday, Feb. 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 8, 1928, at Hiram, Mo., son of Floyd Hershel and Nellie Hill Barks. He and Shirley Lou Hoxworth were married Feb. 24, 1961, at Marble Hill...
Births 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
McLinn Son to Joshua Robert McLinn and Caitlin Belle Hudson of Advance, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 5:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, 2009. Name, Zayden Robert. Weight, 8 pounds, 5 ounces. Ms. Hudson is the daughter of Tana Hudson and Don Hudson of Advance. She is a phlebotomist at Southeast Missouri Hospital. McLinn is the son of Tara Frost of Advance and Robert McLinn of Wichita, Kan. He is employed at Blue Chalk Software in Advance...
Police report 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n Christopher D. O'Kelly, 23, homeless, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for driving while intoxicated...
Fire report 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 4:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Sherwood Drive. n At 6:43 p.m., a house fire in the 100 block of South Louisiana Avenue. n At 9:55 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Sprigg Street...
Out of the past 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
25 years ago: Feb. 11, 1984 Rep. Bill Emerson, R-Cape Girardeau, is one of several area legislators who address a crowd of about 150 educators from the 19-county Southeast Missouri Teachers Association at a brunch held in the University Center; the brunch is held to honor state Sen. Nelson B. Tinnon of Hornersville, Mo...
Prayer 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
Help us, O God, to show your love by our actions and our thoughts. Amen.
Digging a deeper hole (02/11/09)
With much fanfare, your federal government just stepped another trillion dollars in debt. That in itself is cause for concern. But, added to the trillions already promised as part of the massive federal taxpayer-funded bailout, the issue goes far beyond simple concern...
Missouri pension plans are solid despite asset losses (02/11/09)
The bad news: Pension funds for Missouri's teachers, state workers, university faculty members and local government employees have seen a dramatic drop in the value of their assets in the current recession. Together, the pension funds lost more than $11 billion in value last year, most of that ($7.8 billion) in the state's largest pension fund, the Public School Teachers Retirement System...
MoChips offers free ID help (02/11/09)
The recovery of the child taken in Scott County was great news. As a member Of St. Mark's Lodge No. 93 AF&AM in Cape Girardeau, I wanted to make the people of our area aware of a child identification program run by the Grand Lodge of Missouri AF&AM called MoChips. MoChips is the leading no-charge child identification program in the state and has received national attention...
Critical need for one-time money (02/11/09)
Missouri Speaker of the House Ron Richard, R-Joplin, recently suggested that Missouri reject any federal stimulus money and "just send it back." State Rep. Bob Dixon of Springfield stated that "it's not really a good idea to use one-time money."...
Speak Out 2/11/09 (02/11/09)
Ice-storm heroes I would like to thank Steve "Pit Stop" Hughes for setting up a generator for us after he found out we were without electricity. He wouldn't accept anything for it. Also, thanks to Roy Green for the gasoline he brought to us free of charge. ...
IC Eagles takes 1st place in double overtime tournament game (02/11/09)
Congratulations to Immaculate Conception's 7th Grade Boys for taking 1st Place in the Boy's "B" Team tournament in an exciting double overtime game against St. Vincent's Bobcats on Saturday, January 24th held at Saxony Lutheran High School...
Skye (02/11/09)
Skye travels from Illinois to visit cousin Bandit from Old Appleton. He loves attention.
Crooked Creek in Marble Hill (02/11/09)
Crooked Creek flooding from the south side by the city ball diamond.
Harley (02/11/09)
Harley visits cousin Bandit from Old Appleton. He loves to cuddle with mom under the blanket.
Local 4-Hers Attend Teen Conference (02/11/09)
The 2009 4-H State Teen Conference was held in Columbia, Missouri on the University of Missouri Campus on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1. This conference was attended by 325 4-H members ages 11 -- 13 from across the state. Cape Girardeau County 4-H Program had six 4-H delegates attending the Conference. Derek Brucker, a Cape Girardeau County 4-H member of the Pocahontas 4-H Club, served as the Conference MC as part of his role as President of the 4-H State Council...
$47,188 in the Emergency Food and Shelter funding awarded to Cape Girardeau County (02/11/09)
Cape Girardeau County has been chosen to receive $47,188 in federal funding for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program (EFSP). This amount represents a 32% increase over last year. The award was made by a National Board chaired by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency and consisting of representatives from The Salvation Army, American Red Cross, United Jewish Communities, Catholic Charities, USA, National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. ...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (02/11/09)
Sonya is a 10 week-old Chocolate Lab/Shepherd mix. She would love someone to play with! Sonya is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets that need homes at www.semopets.org
Crooked Creek in Marble Hill (02/11/09)
Crooked Creek in flood mode in Marble Hill. The houses in the foreground are scheduled for FEMA buyout later this spring.
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