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Stories from Sunday, March 1, 2009

Man discovered on Cape Girardeau river bank drowned, coroner rules (03/01/09)
The death of a man whose body was discovered on the banks of the Mississippi River in downtown Cape Girardeau has been ruled a drowning, said Cape Girardeau County Coroner John Clifton. The preliminary results of an autopsy performed Saturday in Farmington, Mo., revealed that Thomas Turner, 47, died by drowning, Clifton said. There was a nonfatal laceration on his scalp but no other notable injuries, Clifton said...
Local project aims at offering overnight shelter to homeless (03/01/09)
While the Rev. Larry Rice has recently expressed interest in using the Broadway federal building as a homeless shelter, Cape Girardeau social service agencies have established a cooperative program with churches to address homelessness. For months, housing coordinator Roy Jones of the Community Caring Council has been working on a project to enlist churches as temporary overnight shelters staffed by volunteers. ...
Boy Scout swap meet set for this weekend (03/01/09)
Boy Scout swap meet set for this weekend Southeast Missouri's 13th annual Boy Scout swap meet will be held from 4 p.m. to 12 a.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to close Saturday at the VFW hall, 1049 N. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Those renting tables may set up at 1 p.m. ...
Purchase tickets by March 6 for St. Pat's dinner dance (03/01/09)
Tickets available for St. Patrick's Day dance A St. Patrick's Day dinner-dance will be held at 6 p.m. March 14 at the Cape Girardeau Eagles hall, 321 N. Spring Ave. in Cape Girardeau. Proceeds from the event will benefit Relay for Life. Doors will open at 6 p.m. ...
The Great Depression and the CCC (03/01/09)
Unemployment, 1929: 3.2 percent Unemployment, 1933: 25 percent Decline in economic output, 1929 to 1933: 27 percent New Deal-sparked increase in economic output, 1933 to 1936: 36 percent Bank failures: 4,004 in January and February 1933 SOURCE: San Jose State University Department of Economics...
Ishee hospitalized after car accident (03/01/09)
Southeast Missouri State University's head women's basketball Coach John Ishee was involved in an automobile accident early Sunday morning in St Louis County, according to a statement released by the university Sunday night. According to Southeast Athletic Director John Shafer, Coach Ishee was injured and is hospitalized in St. Louis...
Highway 34 reduced to one lane Monday (03/01/09)
Highway 34 reduced to one lane Monday A section of Highway 34 in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane next week while Missouri Department of Transportation crews repair guardrails. Work will take place from Route K to Good Hope Street. Traffic will be reduced to one lane from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday...
Veterans of the 'Tree Army' (03/01/09)
In some circles, it has recently become fashionable to blame President Franklin D. Roosevelt for the Great Depression or at least proclaim that Roosevelt's New Deal policies prolonged the economic calamity. But don't say that around Bob Kunkel, an 87-year-old veteran of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The CCC enlisted young men for projects such as tree planting, road building, park improvements and swamp draining...
Parks department's father/daughter dance provides family time (03/01/09)
As a trainer in the athletic department at Southeast Missouri State University, Alfred Castillo has a busy schedule that keeps him from spending much time with his family, Jordyn Castillo, 8, has an older brother and doesn't often get her father all to herself, she said...
Fate of Cape's old federal building undetermined; homeless advocate expresses interest (03/01/09)
A Missouri advocate for the homeless who once operated a shelter in Cape Girardeau could return with plans for the soon-to-be-empty federal building on Broadway. The federal building, built in the 1960s and used as a courthouse until last summer, was declared federal surplus property in December. Under federal law, the first priority for using such buildings is as a homeless shelter...
Nixon's office defends paying staff with other departments' money (03/01/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon's office said a "spending spree" by former governor Matt Blunt has made it necessary to pay some of Nixon's staff members from departments outside of the governor's office. But critics say the arrangement raises accountability and transparency concerns, even though the practice has been used by several administrations...
Mo. extends business tax deadline for 20 counties (03/01/09)
Mo. extends business tax deadline in area JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Businesses in 20 Missouri counties hit by January's ice storm are getting a break from the state Department of Revenue. The department is giving those businesses extra time to pay some state taxes. ...
Columbia's film festival gets Hollywood's notice (03/01/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- In just six years, the True/False Film Festival has earned this Midwestern college town a well-deserved rep as a movie lover's paradise. It's a place where nearly 15,000 movie-mad folks will cram into sold-out theaters, rock clubs and college lecture halls for a weekend of exclusively documentary films, not high-budget Hollywood blockbusters...
Broadcasting pioneer Paul Harvey dies at 90 (03/01/09)
CHICAGO -- Paul Harvey, the news commentator and talk-radio pioneer whose staccato style made him one of the nation's most familiar voices, died Saturday, ABC Radio Networks said. He was 90. Harvey died surrounded by family at his winter home in Phoenix, according to ABC Radio Networks spokesman Louis Adams. No cause of death was immediately available...
Mo. unemployment rate rises to 8 percent (03/01/09)
Mo. unemployment rate rises to 8 percent JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri lost 11,500 jobs in January while the state's unemployment rate rose to its highest mark since February 1984. Figures released Friday by the state Department of Economic Development show January unemployment at 8 percent, up nearly a percentage point from December. ...
Kansas governor chosen to lead HHS (03/01/09)
WASHINGTON -- Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is President Obama's choice for secretary of health and human services, a White House source said Saturday. The source, who was not authorized to speak on the record, said Obama will formally announce the nomination Monday...
Ski resorts cut costs by using wind, water power (03/01/09)
HANCOCK, Mass. -- Brian Fairbank had tried just about everything to cut the costs of running his Jiminy Peak ski resort: He used recycled motor oil to heat its mountain operations center, developed more efficient snow guns, captured heat generated by snowmaking machines, even installed waterless toilets...
Berkshire has its worst year; Buffett still optimistic (03/01/09)
OMAHA, Neb. -- Warren Buffett says the economic turmoil that contributed to a 62 percent profit drop last year at the holding company he controls is certain to continue in 2009, but the revered investor remains optimistic. Buffett released his annual letter to Berkshire Hathaway Inc. shareholders Saturday morning and detailed the worst performance in his 44 years leading the Omaha-based insurance and investment company...
Nation of Islam minister envisions racially 'universal' approach (03/01/09)
ROSEMONT, Ill. -- A top Nation of Islam minister said the Chicago-based movement has primarily focused on blacks, but he envisions expanding a racially universal approach across the globe. Ishmael Muhammad, the religion's national assistant minister, spoke Saturday at an annual convention in a Chicago suburb...
Mile-long avalanche on Wyoming-Idaho state line kills three (03/01/09)
CHEYENNE, Wyo. -- A mile-long avalanche near the Wyoming-Idaho state line swept three snowmobilers to their deaths, authorities said Saturday. Lincoln County officials said the three victims were among four snowmobilers caught by the snow slide Friday near Alpine Mountain in the Snake River Range. Sgt. Shane Tindall said the fourth person walked out and used his cell phone to call for help...
Peanut butter recall bites smaller businesses (03/01/09)
MILWAUKEE -- To Betsy Sanders, the nationwide salmonella outbreak tied to peanut butter has been a hurricane. Her tiny cookie dough business is the debris. Reimbursing customers for recalled products has already cost her Dough-To-Go Inc. business as much as $7,000, she said -- a big chunk for a company that turned little profit last year. ...
Video shows Washington sheriff's deputy kicking 15-year-old girl (03/01/09)
SEATTLE -- A King County sheriff's deputy kicks a 15-year-old girl, slams her to the floor of a jail cell, strikes her and pulls her hair in violence captured on videotape. Prosecutors released the surveillance video Friday in the assault case against deputy Paul Schene, who is accused of using excessive force on the girl. Schene, 31, pleaded not guilty to fourth-degree assault in Superior Court on Thursday...
Pakistan says Taliban beaten back in border region (03/01/09)
KHAR, Pakistan -- Pakistan has beaten the Taliban in a major stronghold close to the Afghan border, is close to victory in another and expects to pacify most of the remaining tribal areas before the end of the year, commanders said Saturday. The upbeat assessment of conditions in the arid, mountainous regions of Bajur and Mohmand follows international criticism of Pakistan for accepting a cease-fire with militants behind a bloody campaign in Swat Valley, just next to the tribal regions...
2 months into 2009, U.S. deaths spike in Afghanistan (03/01/09)
KABUL -- U.S. deaths in Afghanistan increased threefold during the first two months of 2009 compared with the same period last year, after thousands more troops deployed and commanders ramped up winter operations against an increasingly violent i nsurgency...
Experts trying to decipher ancient language (03/01/09)
ALMODOVAR, Portugal -- When archaeologists on a dig in southern Portugal last year flipped over a heavy chunk of slate and saw writing not used for more than 2,500 years, they were elated. The enigmatic pattern of inscribed symbols curled symmetrically around the upper part of the rough-edged, yellowish stone tablet and coiled into the middle in a decorative style typical of an extinct Iberian language called Southwest Script...
Chechen leader: 'Women are property' (03/01/09)
GROZNY, Russia -- The president of Chechnya emerged from afternoon prayers at the mosque and with calmly explained why seven young women who had been shot in the head deserved to die. Ramzan Kadyrov said the women, whose bodies were found dumped by the roadside, had "loose morals" and were rightfully shot by male relatives in honor killings...
U.S. military chooses Iraq exit route (03/01/09)
BAGHDAD -- The U.S. military map in Iraq in early 2010: Marines are leaving the western desert, Army units are in the former British zone in the south and the overall mission is coalescing around air and logistics hubs in central and northern Iraq. Meanwhile, commanders will be shifting their attention to helping Iraqi forces take full control of their own security...
Saxony boys handle upset-minded Puxico (03/01/09)
The seedings held true during the opening round of the Class 2 District 3 boys basketball tournament Saturday at Chaffee. Puxico came closest to pulling the upset, taking a two-point lead into the fourth quarter against No. 3 seed Saxony Lutheran. But the Crusaders rallied for 28 points over the final eight minutes to pull out the 67-55 win...
Local athletes help power Redhawks to pair of seconds (03/01/09)
The final team results weren't what Southeast Missouri State track and field coach Eric Crumpecker hoped for. But Crumpecker had few complaints overall about Southeast's performances during the Ohio Valley Conference indoor meet that concluded Saturday in Charleston, Ill...
Say it ain't 0-18 (03/01/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team failed to end the nation's longest active losing streak in its final game of the season. Southeast wrapped up the 2008-09 campaign with Saturday night's 88-78 loss to Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn...
Women falter in overtime (03/01/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team won't carry any momentum into the Ohio Valley Conference tournament. Southeast ended the regular season Saturday with an 80-74 overtime loss to Austin Peay in Clarksville, Tenn. The Redhawks' second consecutive defeat dropped them into a fifth-place tie with Austin Peay in the 10-team conference. The top four finishers host first-round OVC tournament games...
Willen elbows into lineup (03/01/09)
Ryan Willen suffered 15 losses combined during his last three years of high school basketball. He and his Lafayette College teammates have dropped 21 games this season, including Saturday's 75-68 overtime setback against American University. "I can't really deal with it right now," Willen said during a phone interview from Easton, Pa. "I get pretty upset after we lose. Our whole team, we're not satisfied with losses. You can't really adjust to it...
Area calendar (03/01/09)
Baseball n Cape youth league: The Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Youth Baseball League will conduct registration at Nearly Perfect Shoes in Cape Girardeau. Registration will be conducted from 1 to 3 p.m. today. The league is for players ages 5 to 15, with ages determined as of April 30, 2009. Info: Percy Huston, 278-6763...
What's happening today 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
Family fun at the sports show Try your skill at the KFVS12 Trout Tank, browse the latest equipment and vehicles, play a free round of miniature-golf, register to win prizes at the KGMO Sports Show from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Show Me Center. Admission is free for children 12 and younger...
Central Middle School students of the month (03/01/09)
February students of the month at Cape Central Middle School were fifth-graders Rachel Williams, Brooke Johnson, Hannah Barker, Sonja Coomer, Brynna Bockhorst, Sydney Deneke, Gracen Rayfield, Kasarah Chamberlain, Andrea Green, Safia Seidu-Sofo, Josey Powell and Rocelle Fraction; sixth-graders Jazmin Faulkner, Melissa Hopkins, Mary Smith, Dylan Peetz, Miccah Davis, Matthew Gutwein, Kabilan Asokan, Sydney Hoppe, Colten Limbach, McKenzie Cannon, Winnie Smee and Madison Daum...
Local events celebrate women (03/01/09)
Thursday marks the 11th annual V-Day, bringing attention to injustice and violence against women worldwide, and March 8, is National Women's Day. Two events Thursday aim to celebrate and call attention to these days. Students and community members will perform "The Vagina Monologues" at 7:30 p.m. ...
Kindergarten screening for Delta Schools to be held (03/01/09)
The Kindergarten screening for Delta RV Elementary will be Thursday and Friday, March 5 and 6 at Delta RV Elementary School. Students residing within the district that will be age 5 before Aug. 1, 2009 are eligible for kindergarten attendance. Please call the elementary office at 794-2440 for details and to set up an appointment...
Jackson clubs make a patriotic appeal for blood (03/01/09)
Friends and family members of military personnel, members of motorcycle groups, the Red Hat Society and Rotary Club are some of the groups Jackson American Legion Post Commander Dave Hitt has recently visited to recruit blood for soldiers now serving in Afghanistan and Iraq...
AARP chapter changes meeting for March only (03/01/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Chapter of AARP No. 6061 will be March 9. The 1:30 p.m. time and location at Grace United Methodist Church, Broadway and Caruthers Ave., remain the same. The program will be a wildlife painting exhibition by artist Michael Landeros. There will be a 12:30 p.m. board meeting and a drawing for a door prize...
Cape, Jackson Rotary Club chapters reach milestones (03/01/09)
Cape Girardeau and Jackson Rotarians are throwing themselves a birthday party. Thursday marks the respective 90th and 80th anniversary celebrations for the clubs. The Rotary Club of Cape Girardeau was established in 1919, and the Jackson Rotary Club received its charter from the Cape Girardeau club in 1929...
Youth United Way volunteers for Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship (03/01/09)
Youth United Way, a student-led group of 30 high school students from Cape Girardeau, Jackson, Scott City, Saxony Lutheran and Notre Dame volunteer at local charities like MVTH and raise money to fund youth programs. Recently they cleaned out horse stalls where MVTH horses are kept. ...
Stella Simmons (03/01/09)
Stella Simmons GALE, Ill. -- Stella Simmons, 82, of Gale died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Duane Morgan (03/01/09)
Duane Morgan ANNA, Ill. -- Duane R. Morgan, 37, of Anna died Friday, Feb. 27, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 14, 1971, in Cape Girardeau, son of William Randall "Randy" and Donna Hill Morgan. Survivors include his mother, Donna Hill Morgan of Anna; his father, Randy, and his wife, Mary Morgan, of McClure, Ill.; four sisters, Shelley Hileman, Jenifer Eddleman, Miranda Morgan, Katy Morgan, all of Anna; and paternal grandparents, Paul and Luella Morgan of Jonesboro, Ill.. ...
Jon Lewis (03/01/09)
Jon Lewis Jon Kent Lewis, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 27, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Harold Marshal and Eleanor Nischwitz Lewis Jones. Lewis had been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape. He was an Eagle Scout. Lewis graduated from Central High School. He was the owner of Future Fitness Gym in Cape Girardeau...
Juanita Lowes (03/01/09)
Juanita Lowes Juanita Elizabeth Lowes, 91, of Jackson died Thursday Feb. 26, 2009, at Jackson Manor in Jackson. She was born June 22, 1917, in Chaffee, Mo, daughter of Henry and Mae Ridenour Fowler. She and Albert Lowes were married Oct. 29, 1938, in Benton, Mo. He died Dec. 20, 1990...
Morris - Grabel (03/01/09)
Emily Ann Morris and Eric Grant Grabel were united in marriage Oct. 25, 2008, in an outdoor setting at the Grabel home. The Rev. Michael Malone performed the ceremony. Reader was Rhonda Bolton of Cape Girardeau. Music was provided by Trio Girardeaux...
Duvall - Donley (03/01/09)
Jill C. Duvall and Nicholas Donley were united in marriage Feb. 16, 2009, at Shalimar Wedding Chapel in Las Vegas, Nev. The Rev. George Cotton performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Tony and Pam Johnson and Charles Duvall, all of Perryville, Mo. The groom is the son of Robert and Lisa Donley of Gideon, Mo., and Frankie and Kitty James of Cape Girardeau...
McColpin - Fenwick (03/01/09)
Jennifer Ann McColpin and Derek Nathan Fenwick were married Aug. 30, 2008, at St. Francis Xavier College Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Richard Perry of Missoula, Mont., performed the ceremony. Readers were Jennifer Bolyard of St. Louis; Jackie Ballinger of Nashville, Tenn., cousin of the bride; and Amber Knippen of Cape Girardeau...
Axtell - Williams (03/01/09)
Angela Tera Axtell and Robert Joe Williams II were married July 21, 2008, at sunset on a beach in Panama City, Fla. The bride is the daughter of David Axtell Sr. of East Prairie, Mo., and Gini Axtell of Sikeston, Mo. The groom is the son of Robert and Pamela Williams of Oran, Mo...
Hardin - Radake (03/01/09)
Steve Hardin of Qulin, Mo., and Cindy and Danny Blaylock of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Danielle Hardin, to Kyle Alan Radake, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Michael and Vicky Radake of Cape Girardeau. Hardin is a 2006 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is a fifth grade teacher at Central Middle School...
James - Mayfield (03/01/09)
Paul and Rebecca Westrich of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Lynn James, to Jason Ray Mayfield, both of Jackson. He is the son of Danny and Teressa Mayfield of Jackson. James is a 1998 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed at Sure Decisions Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
Mayberry - Schumer (03/01/09)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Roger and Pamela Mayberry of Zalma announce the engagement of their daughter, Dena Janel Mayberry, to Caleb James Schumer. He is the son of Thomas and Linda Schumer of Perryville, Mo. Mayberry is a 2005 graduate of Zalma High School. She is pursuing a degree in elementary education at Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau...
Miller - McDonald (03/01/09)
Sandra Miller of Jackson and David Miller of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Suzanne Miller, to Kelly McDonald. He is the son of Debra McDonald of Jackson and Martin McDonald of Wappapello, Mo. Miller is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School, and a 2008 graduate of Metro Business College. She is a medical assistant at Brain and Neurospine Clinic...
Seyer - Welter (03/01/09)
KELSO, Mo. -- Walter and Kathy Seyer of Kelso announce the engagement of their daughter, Stacey Lynn Seyer, to Derek Michael Welter, both of Kelso. He is the son of Bonnie and Michael Westrich of Kelso and Michael and Loretta Welter of Benton, Mo. Seyer is a 2004 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. ...
Smith - Best (03/01/09)
Randy and Ginger Smith of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Shealee Gaye Smith, to Blake Andrew Best. He is the son of Jack and Laura Taber of Cape Girardeau. Smith is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She is an ASCP certified phlebotomist at Southeast Missouri Hospital, and is also employed at Plaza Primary Care...
Sneathen - Keill (03/01/09)
Wally and Sharon Eck of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Sneathen, to Mike James Keill, both of Marlborough, Mass. He is the son of Sharon Wilson of Belmont, Mass., and the late Jimmy Keill. Sneathen received a degree in fashion merchandising and retail management from Southeast Missouri State University. She is store manager of Zara in Boston, Mass...
Spaeth - Grueninger (03/01/09)
Kevin and Cindy Spaeth of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Chelsea Elizabeth Spaeth, to Louis "Bradley" Grueninger. He is the son of Chris and Stacey Williamson of Olive Branch, Ill., and Kent Grueninger of Marion, Ill. Spaeth is a 2006 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She is majoring in psychology at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo., and plans to begin the occupational therapy program at the university in July...
Spitzmiller - Harpster (03/01/09)
Tom and Patty Spitzmiller of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Gretchen Leigh Spitzmiller, to Mitchell Dane Harpster of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Natalie and Howard Newsome of Jackson and Dane and Belinda Harpster of St. Peter, Ill...
Vangilder - Ballatore (03/01/09)
Scott and Kay Vangilder of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Kathryn Jane Vangilder, to Kevin Michael Ballatore. He is the son of Spirito and Kathi Ballatore of Valley Ford, Calif. Vangilder received a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is completing a dietetic internship through the university...
Hendrix - 50 years (03/01/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hendrix of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with mass at St. Mary's Cathedral and a dinner Jan. 17, 2009. Hosts were their children. Hendrix and Rosemary Holtmeyer were married Feb. 17, 1959, in Washington, Mo...
Fee - 58 years (03/01/09)
Col. and Mrs. Ronald R. Fee of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary with a party Feb. 21, 2009, at the home of their daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Stephen Ray of Cape Girardeau. Hosts were their daughter and a niece, Jan Cotner of Jackson...
Phillips - 50 years (03/01/09)
MCCLURE, Ill. -- Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Phillips of McClure celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a surprise dinner party Dec. 27, 2008, at Drury Lodge. Hosts were their children. Phillips and Barbara Lindsay were married Dec. 27, 1958, by the Rev. Edgar Vance at First Presbyterian Church in Alton, Ill...
Police Report 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Johnny Raidt, no age given, of Lilbourn, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated. n Terry Wheetley, no age given, of Sikeston, Mo., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated...
Fire Report 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:39 p.m., a citizen assist in the 1400 block of South West End Boulevard. n At 9:31 p.m., a citizen assist in the 2700 block of Hawthorne Road. n At 9:34 p.m., a chimney fire in the 1900 block of Perryville Road...
Out of the Past 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
25 years ago: March 1, 1984 Bernard F. Law, archbishop-elect of Boston, celebrated a farewell Mass with Catholics from Cape Girardeau and surrounding parishes last night at St. Mary's Cathedral; he has served the Missouri diocese for the past 10 years...
Balanced budget might be the cure for what ails us (03/01/09)
"Budget deficit" is a widely used term these days. Almost everyone claims to have one, from your Aunt Tilda who is living on her pension and Social Security income to the governor of California struggling to keep afloat one of the top 10 economies in the world...
His & Hers: He does this, she does that (03/01/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID Bob and I fall into that traditional marriage trap. We each feel like we're respectively carrying the load of household responsibilities. Phrases like "Why am I always the one who ..." are a regular part of our dialogue...
Missouri hot line offers help regarding bullying at school (03/01/09)
There have been school bullies as long as there have been schools. Bullying goes beyond the social interaction of youngsters who populate our classrooms and playgrounds. Bullying can have a seriously detrimental effect, both physically and mentally, on its targets...
Speak Out 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
Residents on boards LEAVE it to Mayor Jay Knudtson to support letting non-Cape Girardeau citizens serve on citizen advisory boards. Councilman John Voss has it right. There is no reason why specialists can't be brought in to present, speak, even sit on boards with no voting power. But ultimately the citizen advisory boards should be made up of residents of Cape Girardeau...
Prayer 3/1/09 (03/01/09)
For brisk winds from the South and signs of spring, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
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