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Scott County hopes for quick return on FEMA application (03/05/09)
BENTON, Mo. — Scott County officials are hoping to get FEMA reimbursements quickly by filing quickly. During their regular meeting Tuesday, county commissioners discussed reimbursements from the Federal Emergency Management Agency for costs incurred responding to and recovering from the January ice storm...
Coroner: Pemiscot County woman froze to death in snow (03/05/09)
HAYTI, Mo. — Pemiscot County Coroner James Brimhall has ruled the death of Carolyn Brown was accidental due to hypothermia. Brown, 51, of Hayti, decided to walk home after a car became stuck in a snow-filled ditch along Pemiscot County Road 344 about three miles southeast of Hayti...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (03/05/09)
After a request from the Southeast Missourian Arnold, Mo., police have released some details in a weekend car crash that put Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball coach John Ishee in the hospital.Click here to read what details we've obtained from police....
Area's flu season moderate so far (03/05/09)
Cape Girardeau County is one of the counties in Missouri most affected by the flu, said Lesha Peterson, influenza surveillance coordinator for Missouri. Cape Girardeau County has 152 cases; 22 were reported last week, she said. While pockets of areas are more affected by the illness, she said, overall the numbers are much lower than for the same period last year, with 2,864 confirmed cases so far and 16,487 in 2008. Missouri's season total last year was more than 30,000...
Second Cape Girardeau school forum tonight (03/05/09)
Cape Girardeau school officials will discuss possible grade reconfigurations and construction projects during a forum tonight. Administrators, parents and community leaders have been meeting to prepare ideas for a comprehensive facilities plan that will outline construction and renovation projects throughout the district...
Pedestrian hit by car Wednesday in Sikeston (03/05/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A woman sustained moderate injuries after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon in Sikeston. According to officials with the Sikeston Department of Public Safety, the accident occurred around 2:38 p.m. at the intersection of Kingshighway and Malone Avenue, when Elizabeth Green, 46, walked into the path of an oncoming vehicle. Green was transported by ambulance to a Cape Girardeau hospital...
Police release some details of Ishee car crash (03/05/09)
Public safety officials in Arnold, Mo., have disclosed details about a weekend car accident involving Southeast Missouri State University women's basketball coach John Ishee. The crash occurred in the early morning hours Sunday at the intersection of Missouri Highway 141 and Interstate 55 near Arnold, Mo., according to Kevin Grimshaw of the Rock Township Community Fire Protection District...
Dexter man pleads guilty to charges from hostage situation (03/05/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. — A Dexter man charged in conjunction with a December hostage situation pleaded guilty Monday. Judge Stephen Sharp sentenced Toby Lacy to serve six years in prison after he pleaded guilty to the Class C felony of felonious restraint...
Memorial highway receives Senate approval (03/05/09)
A proposal to name interstate interchanges in the state after local soldiers killed in action in Afghanistan and Iraq has received Senate approval. Originally proposed by state Sen. Jason Crowell, R-Cape Girardeau, Senate Bill 84 would establish the "Heroes Way Interstate Interchange Designation Program. ...
Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Chili Day (03/05/09)
The Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Club held its annual Chili Day fundraiser Wednesday. Pictures from the event.
Parents, teachers discuss overcrowding at Cape Girardeau school forum (03/05/09)
Overcrowding at Cape Girardeau elementary schools was a point of concern for community members at a Thursday night forum to address facility issues. About 20 people met in the cafeteria of Jefferson Elementary School to discuss construction and renovation projects for the district...
Overturned rice truck backs up traffic on I-55 near Sikeston (03/05/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. — A rice truck carrying 52,000 pounds of rice overturned at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday on Interstate 55 northbound near Sikeston, causing traffic to come near a standstill, according to the Missouri Department of Transportation. Connie Robinson with MoDOT said the Missouri State Highway Patrol was on the scene at mile marker 61 and cleared the area by about 3 p.m....
Wayne County fire kills one, seriously injures another (03/05/09)
DES ARC, Mo. -- Authorities continue to investigate a fire that killed a Des Arc woman and left her boyfriend in a St. Louis hospital with extensive burns. "About 2 o'clock Monday morning, the call came into the fire department for a structure fire" on Highway 49, north of Piedmont, "just inside our county line," explained Wayne County Sheriff Phillip Burton. "When (firefighters) got there, it was fully involved."...
Whitewater man injured in morning crash near Gordonville (03/05/09)
Five law enforcement and fire and rescue agencies spent 45 minutes extricating a Whitewater man involved in an accident Wednesday morning. Trooper Aaron Harrison of the Missouri State Highway Patrol said that at 10:36 a.m. he was notified Steven Burrus, 52, had driven his 1997 GMC truck off the roadway and overturned in a wooded area while traveling on Route A, one-and-a-half miles west of Highway 25 at Dutchtown. ...
Contract approved to replace Indian Creek bridge near Cape Girardeau (03/05/09)
The Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission on Wednesday approved a contract to replace the Indian Creek Bridge on Highway 177 north of Cape Girardeau. The $659,934 contract, which includes another bridge replacement project in Ste. ...
Correction 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
A brief in Wednesday's newspaper should have said a community briefing to discuss the replacement of the Route B Little Muddy Creek Bridge will be held at 4 p.m., March 12.The Missourian regrets the error...
Notable economists to speak Friday at Southeast Missouri State University (03/05/09)
Senior economic forecaster Dr. Ken Matheny with Macroeconomic Advisers will headline a free seminar, "Staying on Track in Tough Economic Times," Friday at Southeast Missouri State University. The Center for Economic and Business Research and the Missouri Research Corporation are co-sponsoring the event that will feature regional, state and national speakers. The seminar will take place from 9 a.m. to noon in Glenn Auditorium in Dempster Hall...
Swingle talks to law students about work that goes into trying murder cases (03/05/09)
Last week, Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle went back to law school, giving students at University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law a behind-the-scenes look at the work that goes into trying a murder case. Since graduating from the University of Missouri's law school, Swingle has prosecuted more than 70 homicides, and only lost two of them that went to trial, he said...
MoDOT announces road work, lane closings in area (03/05/09)
Drainage work to close parts of U.S. 61 Sections of U.S. 61 in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane today through Tuesday while Missouri Department of Transportation crews perform drainage work. The first section scheduled for work will be between Althaea Lane and County Road 520 north of Route E. Work will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today and Friday. From 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, a section between routes C and E will be worked on...
Leopold Knights of Columbus to hold fish and shrimp dinners in March (03/05/09)
The Leopold Knights of Columbus will hold all-you-can-eat fish and shrimp dinners from 5 to 7 p.m. every Friday in March at the Knights of Columbus hall in Leopold. Children younger than 5 eat free.
Bloomfield woman sentenced to 10 years for attempted murder (03/05/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- A Bloomfield, Mo., woman charged in connection with a March 2008 beating was sentenced to 10 years in prison Tuesday. Erica Cain, 23, pleaded guilty to the Class B felony of attempted murder in the second degree in December and has been awaiting sentencing...
Mo. House votes to criminalize coerced abortions (03/05/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Coercing women to have an abortion would be illegal under legislation that has gained first-round approval in the Missouri House. Employers who threaten to fire a woman or those who threaten to take away college scholarships if she doesn't have an abortion could be charged with a misdemeanor. Those who coerce an abortion through a separate crime, such as stalking or domestic assault, would have their prison sentences bumped up...
$1.9 million Lotto ticket sold in St. Charles (03/05/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A Missouri Lotto player is $1.9 million richer. Lottery officials said Thursday that the winning ticket was sold at a QuikTrip in St. Charles. The buyer for Wednesday's game matched the winning combination -- 6, 19, 30, 32, 39 and 44 - to win the jackpot...
Missouri lawmakers seek to mandate autism coverage (03/05/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Tom and Jenny Whitty have cashed out their children's college funds, maxed out several credit cards and taken out a second mortgage on their house -- all to pay for therapy for their two autistic children. They are running out of money. And their private insurance won't cover the autism treatments...
U.S. mortgage woes break records again in fourth quarter (03/05/09)
NEW YORK (AP) — A stunning 48 percent of the nation's homeowners who have a subprime, adjustable-rate mortgage are behind on their payments or in foreclosure, and the rate for homeowners with all mortgage types hit a new record, new data Thursday showed...
Over budget $1B, NASA gets $1B more from stimulus (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- NASA can land a spacecraft on a peanut-shaped asteroid 150 million miles away, but it doesn't come close to hitting the budget target for building its spacecraft, according to congressional auditors. NASA's top officials know it and even joke about it...
Border violence leads to armor-plated vehicles (03/05/09)
SAN ANTONIO -- The drug violence in Mexico has gotten so bad that booming numbers of Mexican and American professionals are having their cars fitted with armor plates, bulletproof glass and James Bond-style gadgets such as electrified door handles and push-button smoke screens...
Octuplets' mom inspires bills limiting embryo implants (03/05/09)
ATLANTA -- Lawmakers in two states, reacting to California's "Octomom," are seeking to limit the number of embryos that may be implanted by fertility clinics. The legislation in Missouri and Georgia is intended to spare taxpayers from footing the bill for women having more children than they can afford. But critics say the measures also would make having even one child more difficult for women who want to become mothers...
Conn. chimp attack victim may have brain damage (03/05/09)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. -- A Connecticut woman mauled by a chimpanzee two weeks ago lost her hands, nose, lips and eyelids and may be blind and suffering brain damage, and hospital officials say it's still unclear if her condition will improve at all. The Cleveland Clinic, revealing the specific injuries Wednesday for the first time, said in a statement that 55-year-old Charla Nash also lost the bone structure in her face when she was attacked Feb. 16 in Stamford, Conn...
Scans could provide faster answer to chemo effectiveness (03/05/09)
NEW YORK -- When Mike Stevens learned his lungs were riddled with cancer, it took only a week to start chemotherapy -- but six weeks to find out if it was doing any good. "You're going through all this suffering and stuff and you want to know, am I going to survive? Is this stuff working?" said Stevens, 48, of La Jolla, Calif. "Your whole life is in sort of a limbo."...
Sudan's president wanted for war crimes in Darfur (03/05/09)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- The president of Sudan became a wanted man Wednesday when the International Criminal Court charged him with war crimes and crimes against humanity in Darfur -- its first action against a sitting head of state and one that could set the stage for more world leaders to be indicted...
Italy's Catholics asked to give up texting, surfing Net during Lent (03/05/09)
ROME -- Roman Catholic bishops in Italy are urging the faithful to go on a high-tech fast for Lent, switching off modern appliances from cars to iPods and abstaining from surfing the Internet or text messaging until Easter. The suggestion gives a modern twist to traditional forms of abstinence in the five-week period Christians set aside for fasting and prayer ahead of Easter...
Rams re-sign cornerback Bartell to four-year deal (03/05/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams re-signed cornerback Ron Bartell to a four-year contract Wednesday, addressing one of their free agent priorities. Terms were not disclosed, but the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported Bartell gets $13.6 million in guaranteed money, with the overall deal reaching $28 million if incentives are met...
Round VI: Bell City vs. Scott County (03/05/09)
Bell City looks to win its eighth straight district title today, but one major obstacle stands in its way -- powerful Scott County Central. The Braves are the No. 2 ranked team in Class 1 and they are taking aim at their sixth straight district title...
Mather readjusts to third base (03/05/09)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Joe Mather is starting to feel at home at third base, a position he'd barely visited in more than a year. With Troy Glaus expected to miss at least a month after offseason shoulder surgery, and with other competitors to temporarily take his job missing time with an assortment of injuries, Mather has become the Cardinals' de-facto everyday third baseman through the first week of spring training games. He's started all but one game at third base this spring...
Advance, Bernie to meet for title in rubber game (03/05/09)
Don't be surprised if, at some point during tonight's Class 2 District 3 championship game, you look out on the floor and see three sophomores in Advance's lineup. Hornets coach Josh Dowdy used that approach during the fourth quarter in Tuesday's semifinal win against Meadow Heights, and he liked the results...
Indians trip in semifinal (03/05/09)
St. Vincent mounted a rally in the fourth quarter, but came up just short. The Indians boys basketball team had a few chances in the closing seconds, but couldn't pull out its Class 2 District 5 semifinal Wednesday. O'Fallon Christian, the No. 3 seed, emerged with the 48-46 victory...
Tigers dump Sooners (03/05/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Three days earlier, Missouri was awful. At home, the 15th-ranked Tigers achieved perfection. DeMarre Carroll had 15 points and 10 rebounds, helping Missouri wind up an unbeaten season at home and grab a share of second place in the Big 12 with a 73-64 victory over No. 4 Oklahoma on Wednesday night...
Redhawks drop pair (03/05/09)
Southeast Missouri State came close in the opener and was routed in the nightcap during Wednesday's softball doubleheader at nationally ranked Southern Illinois. SIU held on for a 2-1 victory before rolling 6-0. The Salukis (13-1), ranked 18th and 23rd in the two major polls, have outscored their opponents 70-23...
Redhawks boot one (03/05/09)
It was not a good day at the office for the Southeast Missouri State baseball team. The host Redhawks committed seven errors Wednesday -- just one fewer than in their first seven games combined -- and lost 11-9 to NAIA St. Catharine (Ky.) College. "It was just a bad performance," Southeast coach Mark Hogan said. "We certainly hit well enough to win the game."...
Area calendar (03/05/09)
Baseball n Cape youth league: The Cape Girardeau Noon Optimist Youth Baseball League will accept registrations by mail through March 15. Registration forms may be obtained at any of the local public or private school offices as well as Nearly Perfect Shoes and Howard's Sporting Goods or online at www.capeyouthbaseball.com. The league is for players ages 5 to 15, with ages determined as of April 30, 2009. Info: Percy Huston, 278-6763...
Brown and crunchy on doctor's orders (03/05/09)
March 5, 2009 Dear Patty, I wonder how long it will be before one of my friends asks why I'm turning brown here at the beginning of March. So far they either haven't noticed or decided not to. I am turning brown because my general practitioner told me to. ...
good bets 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
PERFORMING ARTS "A Powerful Noise Live" The documentary that highlights the role women play in bringing lasting solutions to global poverty will be followed by a town-hall discussion with humanitarian experts and activists broadcast live from New York City...
State of the movie biz (03/05/09)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:The good news: A few weeks ago I took my usual seat in the theater, and I became suddenly all warm and fuzzy with a deja vu moment from my childhood. The lights went down, the projector beam lit up the large screen, and for the next couple of hours I traveled to some new world. I've been doing it since I could walk, and though TV gets the job done, and DVD home theater systems are almost too cool, sitting in a darkened theater with great expectations will never be beat...
Dining out: Mediterranean on Broadway recommends... (03/05/09)
After a few temporary closures and a back injury that almost made them permanent, Sam Alsmadi has officially opened Mediterranean on Broadway for an indefinite period of time. The new grill and expanded kitchen have allowed him to add pastas and grilled items to the menu that only enhance his authentic Mediterranean dishes. Dishes he ate as a child in Syria and pulled from his family's Syrian and Lebanese background. "Family recipes. That's what we do," he said...
Entertain yourself (03/05/09)
In the hopes that the mercury soon rises to an enjoyable temperature and with the suspicion that no one really wants to spend a lot of dough, SE Live put together a quick list of five things to do when you're broke: Get out Run, walk, bike or blade around La Croix Trail. The four miles of paved path winds through Cape Girardeau, following La Croix Creek and taking the runner/walker/biker/blader under roads and through parks...
New space: Garden Gallery plants roots in new location in same building (03/05/09)
The Garden Gallery in Cape Girardeau has been showing art since 2003, and it will continue to do so from its new home in the same building. In order to accommodate Howard's Sporting Goods, which moved into the front portion of the main floor of the building, Linda Bohnsack, owner of Garden Gallery, was forced to move the gallery to a new suite in the building at 835 Broadway...
Madame Butterfly: Opera's most tragic heroine (03/05/09)
@SL_body_copy_ragged:On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Giacomo Puccini's "Madama Butterfly." The performance will be shown at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema; the encore will be broadcast at 7 p.m. March 18...
U.K. university starts MA on Beatles (03/05/09)
LONDON -- The city of Liverpool already has a Beatles museum and its airport is named after John Lennon. Now a local university says it's rolling out a graduate program entirely devoted to the Fab Four. Liverpool Hope University said Tuesday that its new master's program, "The Beatles, Popular Music and Society," would give students the opportunity to analyze music and culture through the band's work...
Adapting to change (03/05/09)
The cover of this issue features 16 cover images from the 18-month run of SE Live as a free-standing arts and entertainment magazine. These covers represent issues that were either fun for us to put together or well-read in the community. After this issue, SE Live will be folded into the daily paper each Thursday as the last few pages of the A Section -- that's the first section of the paper. ...
First Friday receptions (03/05/09)
Arts Council The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will fill all three galleries with work from the Arts Coop for their annual show. Each member of the co-op will select three pieces to display in the arts council. 32 N. Main St.; 334-9233...
New jobless claims unexpectedly drop to 639K (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of new jobless claims and the total number of people receiving unemployment benefits both dropped more than expected last week, though they remain at elevated levels and are unlikely to fall substantially in the coming months...
Obama tax increase meets Democratic resistance (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama's proposal to limit itemized tax deductions for high earners is running into opposition from key Democrats in Congress who worry that charities and the housing market would be hurt. Senate Finance Committee chairman Max Baucus questioned Wednesday whether the proposal was viable, a day after his House counterpart also expressed reservations...
Q&A on Obama's housing plan (03/05/09)
President Obama's "Making Home Affordable" program is designed to work with lenders to modify the loan terms for up to 4 million homeowners and to refinance up to 5 million homeowners into more affordable fixed-rate loans. Here are some questions and answers about the latest round of aid for homeowners...
Supreme Court rejects limits on drug lawsuits (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court rejected calls Wednesday for limiting consumer lawsuits against drug makers, upholding a $6.7 million jury award to a musician who lost her arm to gangrene following an injection. The decision is the second this term to reject business groups' arguments that federal regulation effectively pre-empts consumer complaints under state law...
Federal housing plan aims to help 9 million, but leaves out many (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration's housing plan is intended to help 9 million struggling homeowners avoid foreclosure, but it leaves out tens of thousands of borrowers in the most battered housing markets who won't qualify because their homes have lost too much value...
President orders changes in federal contracting (03/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- Reversing Bush policy, President Obama ordered an overhaul of the way the government hands out contracts Wednesday, promising to curtail no-bid awards that have led to waste, abuse and corruption investigations. Obama joined Republican Sen. ...
Gennettia Galbreath (03/05/09)
Gennettia Pletcher Galbreath, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. She was born Sept. 14, 1929, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Leo R. and Wilma Strauser Pletcher. She and Gordon Galbreath were married June 4, 1953, in Pocahontas, Ark. He died Sept. 14, 2008...
Russell Lawrence (03/05/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Russell C. Lawrence, 52, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at his home. He was born March 15, 1956, in Duncan, Okla., son of Carolton and Eva Teacle Lawrence. Lawrence was a machinist at Ozora Tool and Machine Shop. Survivors include two daughters, Lacina Lawrence of Perryville, Amber Lawrence of St. Charles, Mo.; a son, Forrest Lawless of St. Charles; and a sister, Brenda Webb-Davis of Oklahoma...
Eugene and Teresa Triller (03/05/09)
Eugene E. Triller, 77, and Teresa M. Triller, 79, of Smithton, Ill., died Monday, March 2, 2009, in Orlando, Fla., as the result of an automobile accident. He was born May 25, 1931, in Cape Girardeau, son of Hugo and Christina Buchheit Triller. Triller retired as an assistant vice president of Magna Bank in Belleville, Ill., where he worked more than 40 years. ...
Charles Propst Jr. (03/05/09)
Charles Edward Propst Jr., 55, of Lake Charles, La., died Monday, Feb. 23, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 16, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, son of Charles Edward and Willa Dean White Propst Sr. He and Fran Holliman were married April 23, 1988. Propst was a boat captain with oil companies in the Gulf of Mexico until retiring in 2006 due to ill health...
Iva Bangert (03/05/09)
Iva Lee Bangert, 82, of Jackson died Monday, March 2, 2009, at her home. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, at Kime, Mo., daughter of Clarence Marion and Bessie Jane Osborn Bennett. She and Dewey H. Bangert were married Nov. 22, 1969. He died May 8, 1994. Bangert was a sole cutter at Florsheim Shoe Co. in Jackson, retiring in 1988. She was a member of Millersville United Methodist Church...
Glen Thiele (03/05/09)
LEOPOLD, Mo. -- Glen Anthony Thiele, 78, of Leopold passed away on Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau while surrounded by family after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was born Jan. 19, 1931, at Leopold, son of the late Fred and Helena Elfrink Thiele. He and Ethel Ann Seiler were married April 16, 1952...
Naomi Lauck (03/05/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Naomi Regina Lauck, 89, of Chaffee died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Nov. 20, 1919, in New Hamburg, Mo., daughter of Joseph and Anna Bollinger Compass. She and Monroe H. Lauck were married May 28, 1942. He died April 3, 1949...
James Edmonds (03/05/09)
James Presley Edmonds, 64, of Matthews, Mo., died Sunday, March 1, 2009, at Close to Home Nursing Home in Matthews. He was born June 20, 1944, in LaFollette, Tenn., son of Everett and Ruby Cummings Edmonds. Edmonds had been a deckhand on a riverboat and then was a driver with Kelley Taxi Co. He moved from Scott City to Matthews two months ago...
Mary Ann Mitchell (03/05/09)
MOUND CITY, Ill. -- Mary Ann Mitchell, 77, of Mound City died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to noon Friday at Barkett Funeral Home in Mound City. Graveside service will be at noon Friday at Spencer Heights Cemetery, with the Rev. Bill Dunning officiating...
Shirley Causey (03/05/09)
Shirley Causey, 59, of Oak Ridge died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Edna Goodson (03/05/09)
Edna F. Goodson, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born Jan. 23, 1917, in Jackson, daughter of Ed and Emerline Hall Primm. She married Tom Goodson, who preceded her in death. Goodson was a retired restaurant owner. She was a member of Rhema Word Breakthrough International Ministries...
Dennis Willis (03/05/09)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Dennis Darnell Willis, 47, of Mounds died Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Saturday at Christ Temple Church of God in Christ in Cairo, Ill. The funeral will be at noon Saturday at the church, with the Rev. J.L. Posey and Terry Holder officiating. Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Garden at Villa Ridge, Ill...
Berneice Trost (03/05/09)
Berneice Trost, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 3, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Mesler, Mo., daughter of Louie Jesse and Florence E. Lewis Bollinger. She and Lawrence L. Trost were married Oct. 27, 1945, in Oran, Mo. He died Oct. 2, 1997...
Births 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
Cochran Son to Jamie Richard Cochran of Cape Girardeau and Amy Marie Loper of Oran, Mo., Southeast Missouri Hospital, 11:29 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2009. Name, Brennan Andrew. Weight, 8 pounds, 8 ounces. Ms. Loper is the daughter of Brenda and Donald Rhodes of Oran and Doug Loper of Wiggins, Miss. She is employed at Pyramid Home Health Services. Cochran is the son of Theresa Cochran of Scott City and the late Tom Cochran. He is self-employed...
Fire report 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 7:12 p.m., a Dumpster fire in the 2800 block of Pioneer Drive. n At 8:04 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3200 block of William Street. n At 9:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 2800 block of Independence Street...
Police report 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Jerad K. Kimmel, 27, 220 Iroquois Drive, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated and unlawful use of inhalants. n A subject was in custody pending filing of formal charges for driving while intoxicated and leaving the scene of an accident...
Out of the past 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
25 years ago: March 5, 1984 Oak Ridge voters will go to the polls in a special election tomorrow to decide the fate of a proposed $350,000 bond issue to finance construction of an addition to the high school; the addition would include two classrooms, a cafeteria and gymnasium lobby, a kitchen, food storage, a coach's office and officials' room, restrooms and storage space...
Struggling high school students need a redo (03/05/09)
If given a choice between doing a job we think we can complete satisfactorily or a job that is beyond our abilities, we invariably choose success over failure. That's human nature. Concerned community members who are looking for ways to improve high school graduation rates might want to consider the choices being given to students who are likely to give up rather than graduating...
Give help for U.S. needs first (03/05/09)
I own a small business. I don't usually get involved in politics, but I feel this time I have to say I am ticked off. Why are we giving the Palestinians $900 million when we have people here in the United States losing their homes and businesses and starving? This is ridiculous. ...
Speak Out 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
Junior high talent I went to the talent show at Jackson Junior High School. What an outstanding job the students did in showcasing their talent. The teacher, Mrs. Lipe, put a ton of effort into the show, once again ensuring it's success. Great job...
Prayer 3/5/09 (03/05/09)
Give us patience and understanding, O God, in perplexing and confusing times. Amen.
The Show 2009 (03/05/09)
SE Music Enterprises and ETB Productions is bringing a fresh take on live music in Cape Girardeau! Friday, April 17th we are putting on "The Show 2009" at the A.C. Brase Arena Building. Though dormant for years as a concert venue, we'll be resurrecting the energy and excitement of live music in the Arena Building...
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