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High wind advisory issued for Southeast Missouri (03/08/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. — A wind advisory is in effect until 7 p.m. today for Southeast Missouri, Southern Illinois and the northwestern corner of Kentucky, according to a National Weather Service statement. Winds with average speeds from 25 to 35 miles an hour and gusts up to 50 miles an hour are expected to come from the west and southwest. The advisory notes these winds can cause additional tree damage, minor property damage and challenge drivers, especially those using high-profile vehicles...
Tornado watch until 4 p.m. for Southeast Missouri (03/08/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- A tornado watch is in effect for Southeast Missouri until 4 p.m. today, accoding to a statement issued by the National Weather Service.A tornado was reported near Leopold causing some damage. A slight risk of thunderstorms remains this afternoon....
Tornado warning expired; thunderstorm watch continues (03/08/09)
PADACUH, Ky. -- The National Weather Service has cleared a tornado warning for southern Cape Girardeau County. Cape Girardeau County emergency management director Dick Knaup said the National Weather Service confirmed that a funnel cloud was spotted near Dutchtown, it did not touch down. ...
Suspected tornado destroyed two buildings in Leopold (03/08/09)
LEOPOLD, Mo. — Pat Peters had just started talking about reviving the Monday night music and dancing in her late husband's backyard shop. Sunday's tornado ruined those plans, but there is a bright side, said her daughter, Cindy Jansen, of Leopold, Mo...
Student efforts to pay for police dogs raise $1,800; more needed (03/08/09)
A little more than two months into the "Pay for the Pups" project, the campaign has raised under $2,000 toward the purchase and training of two new police canines for the Cape Girardeau Police Department. The Pay for the Pups project is a cooperative effort between the police department, the Southeast Missourian Jr. and local schools...
Freed inmate Joshua Kezer to speak Saturday in Cape Girardeau (03/08/09)
Joshua C. Kezer, recently released from prison after a judge exonerated him of the 1992 murder of a Southeast Missouri State University student, will speak Saturday in Cape Girardeau at an event planned by friends in the community. Kezer served more than 14 years in prison in Jefferson City, Mo., for the second-degree murder conviction. ...
Proposed unemployment law changes (03/08/09)
The $787 billion federal stimulus plan includes $7 billion for incentive payments to states that enact or have in place unemployment laws that provide extra benefits for some workers who lose their jobs. Missouri's share is $133.2 million, but some political and business leaders have raised objections because of the long-term costs to businesses to continue the laws after the recession...
Man arrested on suspicion of robbing bank in Cardwell, Mo. (03/08/09)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- A man has been arrested on suspicion of robbing the Focus Bank in Cardwell, Mo., on Friday afternoon, according to Dunklin County Sheriff Bob Holder. Samuel Bolthouse, 33, was apprehended within minutes of the robbery, Holder said in a statement issued Saturday. ...
School, business joint metal recycling effort in Bollinger County taking off (03/08/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- The Bollinger County Senior Nutrition Center has joined with area schools to recycle metal cans, according to Paula Bridges, president of the Bollinger County Recycling Project. The project is taking off, Bridges said, to the point where members have made their first trip to Cape Girardeau to sell the scrap metal. Proceeds from the sale of metal cans will be put in an account to help get the recycling project off the ground...
Looking ahead to a cure at the 22nd annual American Cancer Society Cure for Cape Gala (03/08/09)
Joy Rubi-Brown of Cape Girardeau, left, reads the fortune of Kirk Williams, the master of ceremonies for the 22nd annual American Cancer Society Cure for Cape Gala on Saturday at the Drury Inn. About 50 sponsors participated, and about 330 people attended the event...
Three Rivers Community College working to beef up security with lighting, surveillance, other measures (03/08/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Three Rivers Community College has been working to improve security the past few months, an effort motivated by a number of incidents. In 2007, a string of thefts were discovered at the college. Cases of embezzlement in the business office and the bookstore were both brought to justice, and there was an unsolved break-in...
Gov. Nixon unsure about accepting $133.2 million in exchange changing unemployment eligibility rules (03/08/09)
Several Republican governors were put in a national spotlight by refusing to accept some of the money in the $787 billion federal stimulus plan. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon, a Democrat, is also reluctant to take some stimulus money aimed at unemployed workers if it increases tax burdens on business, a spokesman said Saturday...
Statewide tornado drill set for Tuesday (03/08/09)
Tuesday is Tornado Awareness Day in Missouri. In other words, it's time to find the flashlight, weather radio and some batteries. A statewide tornado drill is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. Tuesday -- unless there's severe weather, in which case the drill will be moved to 1:30 p.m. Thursday. Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University, which held monthly alarm tests Wednesday, will participate in the drill...
Carnahan expresses her support for stimulus plan (03/08/09)
HANNIBAL, Mo. -- Democratic Secretary of State Robin Carnahan indicated her support for the federal economic stimulus package Saturday while Democrats rallied behind her as their U.S. Senate candidate for 2010. Carnahan is the only Democrat to declare her candidacy for the seat being vacated by longtime Republican Sen. Kit Bond. At the annual Missouri Democrat Days event in Hannibal, party leaders from Gov. Jay Nixon on down expressed their unity behind Carnahan...
Website offers Texas homeless man hope (03/08/09)
HOUSTON -- Until a few weeks ago, Tim Edwards was just another one of the men begging for change at a busy Houston underpass, ignored by most drivers who sped past without a glance. Now, thanks to an Internet marketing campaign and unlikely allies, Edwards has become the human face of homelessness to thousands of online viewers drawn to his website by its deliberately controversial name -- Pimp This Bum...
Journalists warily eye appeals court libel ruling in Massachusetts (03/08/09)
BOSTON -- For decades, journalists have been guided by what most considered an absolute defense to libel lawsuits: If a news report is true, it can't be libelous. But a recent decision by a federal appeals court in Boston is calling that ironclad defense into question and creating an outcry from news organizations and bloggers worried it could make reporters hesitant to touch certain stories...
Palestinian prime minister resigns, paves way for Fatah, Hamas unity talks (03/08/09)
RAMALLAH, West Bank -- The Western-backed Palestinian prime minister submitted his resignation Saturday, improving the odds of a possible unity government of Fatah moderates and Hamas militants, followed by new Palestinian elections. Salam Fayyad announced he will step down once a new government is formed, but no later than the end of March. ...
Obama to focus on war during Turkey visit (03/08/09)
ANKARA, Turkey -- For one of his first foreign visits, President Obama will call on NATO ally Turkey, an overwhelmingly Muslim country viewed as critical to aiding the U.S. pullout from Iraq, turning around the Afghanistan war and blocking Iran's nuclear ambitions...
One treated in Cape Girardeau following stabbing in Sikeston (03/08/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- An unidentified 21-year-old man was treated for stab wounds Saturday at Saint Francis Medical Center, according to a statement issued by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Police and the Scott County Ambulance Service were called around 3 a.m. Saturday to 402 Sunset St. to help the victim, who had several stab wounds in his upper back, according to police...
Redhawks blank Billikens (03/08/09)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team won its third straight game Saturday at the All-Missouri Breast Cancer Awareness Tournament before running into nationally ranked Missouri. Southeast slipped past Saint Louis University 1-0, but then No. 12 Missouri no-hit the Redhawks 8-0 in a contest stopped after five innings by the eight-run mercy rule...
Redhawks muscle way to sweep of Panthers (03/08/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team wanted to redeem itself after Friday's 3-1 loss to Northern Iowa in the opener of a four-game home series. A blowout and a comeback during Saturday's doubleheader turned the trick for the Redhawks. Southeast romped 20-8 in the nine-inning opener, then rallied for a 7-6 victory in the seven-inning nightcap...
Key players find stroke at plate in outburst (03/08/09)
Perhaps nobody was happier about Southeast Missouri State's offensive onslaught than Justin Wheeler. Wheeler, the Redhawks' senior left fielder, had been mired in a major slump to start the season. But Wheeler broke out Saturday with two home runs in the first game of a doubleheader against visiting Northern Iowa...
Area calendar (03/08/09)
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...
A call for volunteers (03/08/09)
"Lend a Hand Where You Can" is the theme of National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25. Due to the number of volunteer projects submitted, Tina Dohogne, executive director of Retired Senior Volunteer Program/Volunteer Intergenerational Center, extended the week by one day, to begin April 18. Volunteers who wish to encourage those they help and motivate others to serve can contact the RSVP/VIC at 335-7555...
FYI 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
Reservations due for 20th annual Community Caring Conference The 20th annual Community Caring Conference, "Restoring Hope: Bridges out of Poverty," will have an early session for business owners and human resources personnel from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. ...
Hospital's College of Nursing students make donation (03/08/09)
Nineteen students at Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing recently chose to donate $350 to World Healthcare Educational Resources, Etc. as a community service project. WHERE is a not-for-profit organization focused on supporting the education of health science students from developing nations who have endured challenges including genocide, war, aids, extreme poverty. ...
Whiz kids win quiz bowl (03/08/09)
Cape Girardeau Public Schools sixth graders walked away with the first place prize in the recent Thinking Cap Quiz Bowl in competition with 22 teams from other schools. This is the fifth time in the past eight years that Cape Public Schools sixth graders have placed first, in addition to one second place win...
What's happening today 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
Spring antique and collectible show VFW Post 3838 and Ladies' Auxiliary are hosting their Spring Antique and Collectible Show from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the VFW Post 3838, 1049 N. Kingshighway, Cape Girardeau. There will be an early bird charge for shoppers arriving between 8 and 9 a.m. Breakfast and lunch will be available and a silent auction will also be held. Proceeds benefit local veterans and veterans' projects...
Jackson grad trying to complete band uniform collection for display (03/08/09)
Musical roots run deep in Steve Sebaugh's family. Three generations of Sebaughs have played in the Jackson school bands. Steve played trumpet from 1982 to 1984. His mother, Joan Nothdurft Sebaugh, was a glockenspiel player from 1953 to 1956, and his son, Scott, has played trombone in the junior high band for two years and plans to play in the high school band next year...
Good deed of the week 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
@calendar:Julie Rush and her children, Elizabeth, 11 and Kennedy, 3, recently served meals at the monthly Meals with Friends program at the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. The program provides meals for people who are low on funds at the end of the month. Julie said her husband, Mike, would have joined them but he was at work...
Canned food collected by nursing program students (03/08/09)
Day and evening practical nursing program students at the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center recently collected 677 cans of food and donated them to the Salvation Army in Cape Girardeau. Putting forth their best efforts, they worked as a team and encourage other community members to do the same...
Bridge league donates to Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance (03/08/09)
The Shuffle Up and Deal Bridge League members recently contributed $565 to the philanthropy of the year, the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance. Linda Tewis, philanthropy chairwoman reported on progress and accomplishments within the alliance and its treatment and service provision...
American Legion honors Teacher of the Year (03/08/09)
Julia Unnerstall, the counselor at Alma Schrader Elementary School, is the American Legion's Teacher of the year for 2009. She directs the Constitution Day and Heroes Assembly, held annually since Sept. 11, 2001. It is open to the public and gives thanks to all those who defend the Constitution. ...
House manager receives honors for efforts during ice storm (03/08/09)
Betsy Walls, Housing Manager of Cotton Boll Handicapped, recently received a certificate of appreciation from the Poplar Bluff Regional Office for her efforts during the recent inclement weather. The housing staff took both homes, Battlesgroup and Lemons, and moved the consumers to a shelter at the Church of Christ on Jan. 27, following the ice storm, according to House Parent Gwen Murrell...
Jackson graduate promoted in U.S. Army Reserve (03/08/09)
Joseph D. Deimund was promoted to sergeant in the U.S. Army Reserve. Deimund, an administrative supervisor with five years of military service, is assigned to the U.S. Transportation Command's Army Reserve Element, Scott Air Force Base, Belleville, Ill. He is the son of Sonny and Joyce Deimund of Cape Girardeau. Deimund is a 1997 graduate of Jackson High School...
Lynn L. Hey (03/08/09)
Lynn Hey Lynn L. Hey, 91, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Albert D. Hillemann (03/08/09)
Albert Hillemann Albert D. Hillemann, 82, of Cape Girardeau, formerly of Scott City, died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born June 26, 1926, in Scott City, son of Martin and Anna Hardin Hillemann. He and Kathryn Lois Ellis were married Jan. 1, 1947, in Scott City. She died April 25, 1984...
Donald Crowder (03/08/09)
Donald Crowder Donald James Crowder, 80, of Jackson died Thursday, March 5, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 7, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, son of Chalmer James and Jane E. Dempsey Crowder. Crowder worked for all the major towboat companies as a river boat captain for more than 60 years, traveling on the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, Minnesota and Arkansas rivers. ...
William Howard (03/08/09)
William Howard PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William L. "Bill" Howard, 80, of Perryville died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 17, 1928, in Ste. Genevieve, Mo, son of the late John Wesley and Norma Jenkins Howard. He and Wanda M. Fenwick were married Dec. 1, 1956, for 52 years. She survives in Perryville...
Rita Cross (03/08/09)
Rita Cross Rita Imogene "Jeannie" Cross, 61, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 7, 2009. After coping with an illness for nearly two years, she passed away at her home surrounded by her family. She was born June 8, 1947, in Bethany, Ill., daughter of Darrel "Dutch" and Julia Wilkinson Pritts. She and Vernon R. Cross were married April 11, 1969, in Bethany...
Frank Zimmerman (03/08/09)
Frank Zimmerman Frank A. Zimmerman, 65, of Scott City died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at his family home. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo.
John Lueders (03/08/09)
John Lueders John Joseph Lueders, 84, passed away from liver cancer Friday, March 6, 2009, at his home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Aug. 20, 1924, the fifth of seven children to Herbert and Adelaide Lueders, in Lexington, Mo. The family moved the following year to Cape Girardeau where he was educated at St. Vincent's Elementary School and Central High School...
Tony Holmes (03/08/09)
Tony Holmes MARBLE HILL, Mo.-- Tony "Eddie Baker" Holmes, 44, of Marble Hill died Friday, March 6, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 29, 1964, in Poplar Bluff, Mo., son of the late Darrel M. and Barbara Doneson Baker...
Puchbauer - Nothdurft (03/08/09)
Laura Diann Puchbauer and Jeremie Glenn Nothdurft were married July 12, 2008, at Centenary United Methodist Church. The Revs. Ann Mowery and Albert Nyland performed the ceremony. Pianist and organist was Christy Shinn of Jackson. Vocalists were Jamie Sepulvado of Jackson, Gabe Gross of St. Louis, and Stephen Daume of Oak Ridge...
Pruitt - Shelton (03/08/09)
Jennifer Nicole Pruitt and Rodney Bruce Shelton Jr. exchanged wedding vows Dec. 17, 2008, at Sandals Dunn's River in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. The Rev. Higgins performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Sharon and David Hagan of Quincy, Ill., and Darren Pruitt of West Plains, Mo. The groom is the son of Bruce and Judy Shelton of Dexter, Mo...
Scheffer - James (03/08/09)
Charles and LaDonna Scheffer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Kelli Louise Scheffer, to Terry Michael James. He is the son of Eddy and Bonnie James of Jackson. Scheffer is a 2002 graduate of Notre Dame Regional High School. She received a certificate in radiologic technology from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in 2005. She is a Cat Scan technologist at Saint Francis Medical Center and Cape Radiology Group...
Balsano - Kiehne (03/08/09)
Tony and Debbie Balsano of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Nicole Balsano, to Mark Darin Kiehne. He is the son of Larry and Lois Kiehne of Jackson. Balsano received a bachelor of science degree in elementary education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2003, and a master of arts degree in curriculum and instruction from William Woods University in 2007. She is employed with Cape Girardeau School District...
Irwin - Hays (03/08/09)
Rick and Brenda Irwin of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Nicole Irwin, to Justin Paul Hays. He is the son of Stanley and Cindy Hays of Campbell, Mo. Irwin is a 2002 graduate of Oran High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She is a sales and service specialist with Bank of America...
Klein - Morgan (03/08/09)
Doug and Laura Klein of Collinsville, Ill., and Scott and Julie Frisby of Fairview Heights, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erica Rae Klein, to Travis Dean Morgan. He is the son of Ben Morgan of Cape Girardeau, and Ben and Celeste Alberico of Salt Lake City, Utah...
Blankenship - Mayberry (03/08/09)
Bruce Blankenship of Cape Girardeau and Linda Tenkhoff of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Wendy Marie Blankenship, to Nicholas Duane Mayberry. He is the son of Mary Knote of Memphis, Tenn., and Mitch Mayberry. Blankenship is a 2001 graduate of Jackson High School. ...
Roberts - 25 years (03/08/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Kenny Roberts of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary with a dinner March 7. The event was hosted by their children and spouses, Kristen and Matt Pinson of Chaffee, Mo., and Dustin and Jenn Roberts of Ballwin, Mo., and held at the Pinson home...
Reutzel - 55 years (03/08/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Cletus Reutzel of Jackson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary with a luncheon and reception Dec. 25, 2008, at the home of Harold and Linda Watson of Jackson. Other children attending were Larry Reutzel of Norman, Okla., and Randy Reutzel of Marietta, Ga...
Wadlington - 60 years (03/08/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Dean Wadlington, formerly of Scott City, celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a dinner and reception Aug. 10, 2008. Their children hosted the event at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City. Wadlington and Gloria Faye Ingvalson were married Aug. 5, 1948, at Fornfelt First Baptist Church, by the Rev. Lester Bain. Their attendants were the late Larry Wadlington and Billie Sue Ingvalson Doris...
Fire report 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 5:47 p.m., emergency medical service in the 3100 block of Independence Street. n At 6:03 p.m., emergency medical service in the 800 block of Hickory Street. n At 9:38 p.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Westwood Drive...
Police report 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts n Macy's, 3049 William St., reported the theft of a watch. A juvenile was taken into custody in connection with the incident...
Out of the past 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
25 years ago: March 8, 1984 CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Nearly all 240 employees of the Thorngate Ltd. plant here walk off their jobs in a wildcat strike to protest pay cuts of 50 percent and more as well as other grievances, according to picketing workers. The sale of Lenco Inc., a Jackson manufacturing firm specializing in custom plastics, welding equipment and broadcast electronics, is pending and could be closed in about 10 days, says Lenco president Andrew Perrin...
Minority Leader Limbaugh (03/08/09)
The 2008 election sent many messages. At the top: Americans wanted to turn the page on the politics of division and partisan pettiness, and they wanted a government -- and country -- that would put the middle class first. Watching the Republicans operate this past month, it would appear that they missed that unmistakable signal...
The Rush Limbaugh glow: Is that a halo or nuclear radiation? (03/08/09)
In any contest of wits, I would concede to Rush Limbaugh in a heartbeat -- even if he had both hands tied behind his back and duct tape over his mouth. Limbaugh has a gift. He can communicate his ideas so well and so entertainingly and so logically that millions of Americans tune in daily to his three-hour radio program...
Team Obama's petty Limbaugh strategy (03/08/09)
The McCain campaign would much rather have the story about phony and foolish diversions than about the future. ... We have real problems in this country right now and the American people are looking to us for answers, not distractions, not diversions, not manipulations...
Economic stimulus past and present (03/08/09)
By Stewart Truelsen There is one thing missing from the economic stimulus package signed into law by President Obama: a catchy title. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act pales in comparison with the New Deal of some 75 years ago. The economic mess the nation finds itself in also lacks a distinctive label. One hopes it won't turn out to be the Second Great Depression. The first one left a lasting impression on today's older Americans...
Habitat project gets big boost from university volunteers (03/08/09)
Habitat for Humanity has had an aggressive building program in Cape Girardeau the past few years. The latest project, which will provide a home for a couple with four children, is a bit different. The shell of the house will be constructed within a two-week period by more than 300 volunteers in the 900 block of busy Broadway and then transported to its permanent location on a lot on North Main Street, where the interior will be finished...
Time to become squeaky wheel (03/08/09)
I happen to be concerned and opinionated about the bailout and "stimulus" that our senators and representatives in Washington have put upon the country. I see commentary in Speak Out, on the Web and in the news that reflect my views. It is time to quit sitting on our convictions and raise our collective voice. ...
Speak Out 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
Interesting article I read about the Civilian Conservation Corps camp. My uncle, my dad's younger brother, served in a CCC camp. I cut that clipping out and mailed it to his son so he could read about it. Thank you for the interesting article. Undue influence...
Prayer 3/8/09 (03/08/09)
For those we love and hold dearest in our lives, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
Pampered Chef Career Stimulus Plan (03/08/09)
Contact: Carol Nunnery Independent Sales Director For The Pampered Chef® 5733345857 New "Career Stimulus Plan" From The Pampered Chef® Offers Americans The Chance to Start a Business for Less Than $100 Cape Girardeau, MO 03/08/2009 — With the economy in a tailspin and unemployment rates at an all time high, thousands of Americans are taking on second jobs — or beginning new ones — in order to keep their families financially afloat. ...
Spring? (03/08/09)
Warm and sunny days in Advance bring out the pretty and fragrant crocus.

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