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Cape man to serve 8 years for molestation (03/11/09)
A Cape Girardeau man received an eight-year sentence Monday for child molestation. Michael B. Hinman, 29, was sentenced in Cape Girardeau County court Monday after pleading guilty to the felony. He faced a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison. Hinman was arrested in January and confessed to a Cape Girardeau County sheriff's deputy, saying immediately after the act of molestation, he "felt a sick feeling" come over him, said Cape Girardeau County Prosecuting Attorney Morley Swingle...
Piedmont man pleads guilty in fatal hit-and-run (03/11/09)
GREENVILLE, Mo. -- A Piedmont, Mo., man pre-empted his April trial by pleading guilty Tuesday in connection with a fatal hit-and-run accident at Clearwater Lake. Gale Franklin Smith, 41, pleaded guilty to the Class C felonies of second-degree assault and first-degree involuntary manslaughter and was sentenced to 15 years in the Missouri Department of Corrections, according to Wayne County Circuit Clerk Darren Garrison...
Sources: Nutt to be named next Southeast basketball coach (03/11/09)
Former Arkansas State coach Dickey Nutt will take over the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball program. Sources close to the situation said Wednesday that Nutt will be introduced as Southeast's new coach during Thursday's scheduled 2 p.m. press conference at the Show Me Center...
Bottleneck at South Elementary concerns Jackson city, school officials (03/11/09)
Parents at South Elementary School in Jackson have unwritten rules to alleviate traffic congestion while picking up and dropping off their children, said Susan Englehart. "A lot of people have caught on and allow cars to pull out ahead of them," Englehart said as she waited in front of the school Wednesday afternoon...
Sikeston man pleads guilty to federal child pornography charge (03/11/09)
The following items were released from the office of US attorney Catherine L. Hanaway. Pleaded guilty Name: Thomas O. Stroud, Jr Age: 27 Residence: Sikeston, Mo Charge: one felony count of possession of child pornography...
Two-vehicle accident briefly blocks traffic on Interstate 55 (03/11/09)
A two-vehicle accident blocked one lane of traffic on Interstate 55 for about 20 minutes this morning in Cape Girardeau. The accident occurred at around 10:40 a.m. when a 2005 Volvo tractor trailer driven by David K. Leimer, 52, of Jackson was merging onto the interstate on the northbound lane near mile marker 92, according to Sgt. ...
Man to lobby for manufactured home on Fountain Street (03/11/09)
Alfred Farrar wants to put a manufactured home on his property at 804 N. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau. The Cape Girardeau Planning and Zoning Commission, which meets at 7 p.m. today at city hall, will decide whether he'll get a special permit for the home...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (03/11/09)
Patrick Rafferty will present a classical guitar recital on March 12 at the River Campus. But you can get an exclusive preview of his performance (and see some really good video shooting work) right now on seMissourian.com and on our YouTube page.Watch video of Rafferty's performance by going to the multimedia section of our website and clicking on the arrows of the video player to scroll through. ...
Jackson School Board candidates forum set for March 23 (03/11/09)
Candidates for the Jackson School Board will participate in a forum March 23. The event, sponsored by the Cape Girardeau County Business Women's Organization, will be at 6 p.m. in the Jackson Middle School library. The candidates will participate in a question-and-answer session in addition to their opening and closing statements. ...
Fire damages century-old home (03/11/09)
A blaze partially destroyed a North Cape Girardeau County home Tuesday that was more than 100 years old. The fire occurred around 5 p.m. in the 300 block of County Road 514 in Shawneetown. Early reports said someone may have been trapped in the house, but firefighters who responded to the blaze quickly learned the house was empty, North County firefighters said at the scene...
Sunshine Law suit gets appeals court date (03/11/09)
Oral arguments in the appeal of Cape Girardeau 2nd District Commissioner Jay Purcell's lawsuit against the Cape Girardeau County Commission have been set for April 29 in Farmington, Mo. Purcell lost the suit, filed May 14, when Circuit Court Judge Stephen Mitchell ruled against him Oct. ...
SEMO autism center interim director named to Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders (03/11/09)
Connie L. Hebert, interim director of the Southeast Missouri State University Autism Center for Diagnosis and Treatment, was appointed to the Missouri Commission on Autism Spectrum Disorders by Gov. Jay Nixon. Hebert, 42, of Cape Girardeau also works as an independent educational consultant to school districts to provide behavioral consultation. ...
Science fair winners (03/11/09)
Junior Division Behavioral and social sciences First place: Taylor Eftink, Leopold, Mo.; Reagan Kapp, St. Vincent de Paul; Maddy Rowe, Farmington Middle School. Second place: Katie Eftink, Leopold. Third place: Amanda Breig and Rachel Mudd, St. Vincent, Perryville; Taylor Klein and Casey Unterreiner, St. Vincent, Perryville; Beth Carron and Kaitlin Mingione, St. Vincent, Perryville; Alexis Doza and Courtney King, St. Vincent, Perryville; Elijah Gahm, Jared Krauss and Brandon Lueders, Altenburg...
Church leaders worry about security in light of Illinois shooting (03/11/09)
The Rev. Tony Foeller will forever remember the moment he learned the Rev. Fred Winters had been gunned down Sunday while preaching his sermon inside First Baptist Church of Maryville, Ill. Anger, revenge, fear, anxiety, compassion and determination ran through Foeller's mind...
Illinois city to help pay for local Superfund site cleanup (03/11/09)
Officials in Jacksonville, Ill., are trying to figure out how to help pay the cost for cleaning up a Superfund site in Cape Girardeau. The issue, discussed in a city council meeting Monday, according to a story in the The Jacksonville Journal-Courier on Tuesday, remains an open one, as city officials are unsure of costs of cleaning up groundwater at the former Missouri Electric Works site at 824 S. Kingshighway...
Title: Fears of the Functionally Formatted Résumé (03/11/09)
Content: Dear Sam: I used the functional résumé format because I have some short-term employment, and while I did get an interview from it, I found it to be more of an interrogation. The interviewer told me he did not like this format as it was confusing. Do you have any comments regarding short-term employment and the functional format? - Steve...
Towns along Mississippi River prepare for springtime flooding (03/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Several communities in Missouri on Tuesday were going through an all-too-common springtime ritual -- preparing to fight back rising rivers. The Mississippi River is now expected to crest 5 feet to 6 feet above flood stage later this week from southern Iowa through St. Louis, the National Weather Service said Tuesday...
Mo. casinos boast more revenue, patrons (03/11/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The state's casino industry continues to shrug off the nation's recession, posting both higher revenue and more patrons in February than during the same month a year ago, according to the Missouri Gaming Commission. Those numbers, released Tuesday, were buoyed by a sharp rise in both categories at St. ...
Black bears seen more in Missouri (03/11/09)
The Associated Press JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The population of black bears in Missouri could be growing, with anglers, hunters and campers reporting more frequent sightings. The Missouri Department of Conservation recently wrote a Black Bear Management Plan...
Loan should allow Missouri family to stay in cave home (03/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- An eastern Missouri family expects they'll be able to stay in their home built inside a cave after accepting an offer of a private mortgage contract. Curt Sleeper of Festus said Tuesday that a New Jersey-based business, Logical Source Inc., offered a 15-year loan with a low interest rate that should allow the family to keep their home...
Obama backs teacher merit pay, charter schools in education talk (03/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama called for tying teachers' pay to student performance and expanding charter schools Tuesday, embracing ideas that have provoked hostility from members of teachers unions. He also suggested longer school days -- and years -- to help American children compete in the world...
Proposal would strike 'marriage' from California law (03/11/09)
SACRAMENTO -- California's top election official says supporters can start collecting signatures for a proposed ballot measure to strike the word "marriage" from all state laws. Supporters of this ballot measure want to replace it with the term "domestic partnership," while keeping all the rights of marriage in place...
Detainees: 'We are terrorists to the bone' (03/11/09)
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico -- The self-professed mastermind and four other men charged in the Sept. 11 attacks said they are "terrorists to the bone" in a statement that mocked the U.S. failure to prevent the killings and predicted America will fall like "the towers on the blessed 9/11 day."...
IRA dissident killings unite leaders in Northern Ireland (03/11/09)
BELFAST, Northern Ireland -- The Protestant and Catholic leaders of Northern Ireland mounted a display of unity against rising violence from Irish Republican Army dissidents -- and vowed Tuesday to defeat hard-liners with the power of popular will. Former IRA commander Martin McGuinness, who once hoped that slaying police officers would help him achieve his dream of a united Ireland, stood shoulder to shoulder with his Protestant partner atop the government, Peter Robinson, and Northern Ireland police commander Hugh Orde.. ...
Dalai Lama says Tibetan people 'suffering' under Chinese rule (03/11/09)
DHARMSALA, India -- Life for Tibetans under Chinese rule has been "hell on earth," the Dalai Lama said Tuesday, attacking Beijing in a speech to mark 50 years since the failed uprising that forced him into exile. The unusually harsh rhetoric from the Nobel Peace laureate, who accused the Chinese government of treating his people "like criminals deserving to be put to death," highlighted the widening gulf between the two sides since last year when violence engulfed the region and talks broke down.. ...
MU football promotes Steckel to coordinator (03/11/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri linebackers coach Dave Steckel has been promoted to defensive coordinator. Steckel has coached the linebackers under Gary Pinkel for eight seasons. He replaces Matt Eberflus, who left to become an assistant coach with the Cleveland Browns last month...
Delta girls advance to Class 1 quarterfinals (03/11/09)
PARK HILLS -- Jodi Menz was her own harshest critic after Delta's narrow victory in the Class 1 state sectional Tuesday night. "I didn't play very well," Menz said. "I couldn't make nothing tonight. And then, finally, I came through." Menz scored six of her 11 points in the fourth quarter to help the Bobcats past Tuscumbia 43-40 at Park Hills Central...
Scott County Central wins 105-77 against St. Elizabeth in sectional (03/11/09)
PARK HILLS -- Otto Porter picked up his third personal foul less than halfway through the second quarter Tuesday night. Scott County Central coach Ronnie Cookson voiced his displeasure with Porter in his patented high-intensity yell when the sophomore made it to the bench after being pulled from the game...
Mather helps his cause vs. Tigers (03/11/09)
JUPITER, Fla. -- Joe Mather appears increasingly likely to be the St. Louis Cardinals' opening-day starter at third base. Mather drew yet another start and went 1-for-3 Tuesday in the Cardinals' 5-2 victory over the Detroit Tigers. With Troy Glaus still coming back from shoulder surgery, and David Freese and Brett Wallace having been reassigned to the Cardinals' minor league camp, the job appears to be Mather's for the April 6 opener against Pittsburgh...
Blues strike early vs. Stars (03/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- David Perron had two goals, and the St. Louis Blues scored on three of their first eight shots in a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars on Tuesday night. St. Louis jumped to 11th place in the Western Conference with 68 points. Dallas stayed in 10th, tied with Minnesota with 70 points...
Pace reaches end of the line with Rams (03/11/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Orlando Pace, a seven-time Pro Bowl offensive tackle dogged by injuries in recent seasons, was released Tuesday by the St. Louis Rams. The 33-year-old Pace was the first overall pick of the 1997 draft. The move cleared $6 million in cap space for the Rams, who were 2-14 last season...
When stewing for health, pick meat carefully (03/11/09)
Meaty stews can be rich comfort foods that often come at a nutritional price. But giving a bit of thought to your choice and quantity of meat can lower the cost of comfort. When making beef stew, chuck is the best choice. Bottom round, which is leaner but still has enough fat to keep it moist and flavorful, also works well, especially if you cook it for a long time at low heat...
Recipe Swap: Putting a new spin on some old favorite recipes (03/11/09)
Some recipes have stood up to changing times and are favorites that remain in our cookbooks and recipe files year after year. Jodi Thompson of Jackson let me borrow a cookbook of hers that looks at old familiar favorites and compares many of them to upgraded new versions using today's modern food trends. ...
Review: `Witch Mountain' ditches charm for noise (03/11/09)
AP Movie Critic If you grew up in the 1970s, you probably have some fond moviegoing memory of "Escape to Witch Mountain." Sure, the special effects look dated — the flying Winnebago with Eddie Albert at the wheel, for example. But the 1975 action-adventure tale of an orphaned brother and sister with psychic powers still holds up for all ages. What kid wouldn't want to communicate with animals telepathically, or magically make stuff hit a bully in the face?...
'Cheers' bartender laid off (03/11/09)
BOSTON -- Eddie Doyle was the guy who really did know everybody's name, at least when he started working at the tavern that inspired the television show "Cheers." To the tens of thousands of tourists that later passed through, Doyle remained behind the bar to offer a smile, a beer and tips about where to find the Boston that wasn't shown on TV...
Boeing: 787 on schedule (03/11/09)
PITTSBURGH -- Boeing Co. said Tuesday the initial test flight and delivery of its long-awaited 787 jetliner remain on schedule. The Chicago-based aerospace company has postponed the introduction of the next-generation aircraft, built for fuel efficiency from carbon composite parts, four times due to production glitches and a two-month strike last fall. The delays have cost Boeing credibility and billions of dollars in anticipated costs and penalties...
Market endangers prepaid tuition plans (03/11/09)
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- State-run trust funds for parents who want to pay off college tuition before their children enroll are running short on cash, and program officials worry they won't be able to pay for students who are counting on the money. The rising cost of college and plunging stock market have combined to create a disparity between what some of the 18 states' prepaid tuition plans have on the books and what they're supposed to pay. ...
Sam Stokes (03/11/09)
Sam Stokes Sam Stokes, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 7, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 12, 1946, in Grenada, Miss., son of Mose and Eather Brooks Stokes. Survivors include five sons, Dana and Pierre Willhite, Andre Green, Samuel Brown and Adell Jones of Chicago; two daughters, Vanessa Brown of Chicago, Sheronda Stokes of St. ...
Bobby Gunning (03/11/09)
Bobby Gunning TAMMS, Ill. -- Bobby Joe Gunning, 69, of Greenville, Ill., formerly of Tamms, died Monday, March 9, 2009, at Greenville Regional Health Care. He was born Dec. 24, 1939, in Tamms, son of Michael Walter and Melba Sims Gunning Sr. Survivors include two nephews, Michael Gunning of Cape Girardeau, Mark Gunning of Texas; two nieces, Joyce Monk of Newburgh, Ind., and Cheryl Gunning of New Orleans...
Herbert French (03/11/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. — Herbert D. French, 62, of Perryville died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at his residence. He was born Nov. 18, 1946, in Perry County, Mo., son of the late Arthur and Ellen Marie Heaps French. French was retired from maintenance at Gilster-Mary Lee...
Delores Williams (03/11/09)
JENNINGS, Mo. — Delores Ann Williams, 52, of Jennings died Wednesday, March 4, 2009, at Christian Hospital Northwest in Jennings. She was born Dec. 16, 1956, in Advance, Mo., to the union of the late Wince and Ossie Lee Braxton Williams. Williams was a retired human resource assistant for the U.S. government in St. Louis. She confessed to Christ at an early age...
Laffetta Buie (03/11/09)
Laffetta Jean Buie left this world behind Friday, March 6, 2009, surrounded by her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and friends. Laffetta was born Feb. 4, 1920, in Holcomb, Mo., to Edgar and Viola Durham. She was one of eight children. She married J.H. Buie on Aug. 19, 1937. They had four children, Patsy, James, Loretta and Edward...
Florence Kitchen (03/11/09)
Florence Kitchen GLENALLEN, Mo. -- Florence "Cricket" Kitchen, 87, of Glenallen died Tuesday, March 10, 2009, at Elder Care of Marble Hill. She was born Dec. 1, 1921, in Glenallen, daughter of Walter S. and Effie Gregory Vance. She and William R. "Bill" Kitchen were married May 24, 1941. He died April 26, 2008...
Nadine Barnett (03/11/09)
PUXICO, Mo. — Nadine S. Barnett, 88, of Pontiac, Mich., passed away Sunday, March 8, 2009, at St. Joseph's Mercy Hospital in Pontiac. She was born Feb. 22, 1921, in Puxico, daughter of the late Clayton and Pearl Maddox Smith. Mrs. Barnett, a former resident of Puxico, had lived in Pontiac many years. She had been the owner/operator of a convenience store and was a member of Oakwood Community Church in Michigan...
Aurelia Thieret (03/11/09)
Aurelia Thieret PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Aurelia "Butch" Thieret, 69, of Perryville died Monday, March 9, 2009, at her home. She was born March 30, 1939, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Alfred I. and Rose M. Wagner Sauer. She and Dale J. Thieret were married April 11, 1959...
Births 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
Johnson Twin daughter and son to Keith and Christina Johnson of Arnold, Mo., Missouri Baptist Hospital, Sunday, March 1, 2009. Marissa Ann was born at 12:15 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces. William Andrew was born at 12:17 a.m. and weighed 7 pounds. ...
Fire Report 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 4:06 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1800 block of Recardo Drive. n At 7:23 a.m., an alarm in the 2000 block of North Kingshighway. n At 8:02 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1500 block of Lexington Avenue...
Police Report 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A 15-year-old boy was taken into custody for being beyond parental control. n Jerime A. Atchley, 29, of Cape Girardeau, was arrested on a Cape Girardeau County warrant for failure to appear...
Out of the past 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
25 years ago: March 11, 1984 Dedication of an educational building, an overflow room and a piano took place at Hobbs Chapel last Sunday; it was noted that the two-story educational building was built and paid for in eight months. Craftsman's Independent Union, Local 1, moves from 2858 Professional Court to 2709 Bloomfield Road, a location formerly occupied by a retail grocery and owned by the Maxwell Company, which has a location in the basement level of the structure; the union has more than 200 members.. ...
Corrections 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
Pat Peters' name was misspelled in a cutline for a photo with Monday's story on the tornado that struck building on her Leopold, Mo., property. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error. An article in the March 5 SE Live should have listed the hours of operation for Mediterranean on Broadway as 11 a.m. ...
Fathers, daughters star at special event (03/11/09)
There is a special bond between young daughters and their fathers. Over the years, that connection has been recognized at father-daughter dances, special events that allow girls to be in the spotlight and for proud dads to be heroes. The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department has brought back the father-daughter dance as part of a lineup of special events. More than 300 fathers and daughters recently enjoyed a dance with a Disney theme at the Arena Building...
Advice to Nathan Cooper: It's time to move on (03/11/09)
Now that Nathan Cooper is released, it is time for him to act on the reflections he had in prison. It is time to be an instrument of good. Life goes on, Mr. Cooper. Do not let any inner bitterness toward anyone eat you up inside. There are those who despise you, so the best thing to do is to lead a righteous life. Life is not about money or big toys in our lives. Life is about having healthy and meaningful relationships...
Speak Out 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
True charity REGARDING charitable giving: It is not charitable giving unless it comes from the heart. Expecting to get a return on your giving through a tax deduction is certainly not what God expects from us as Christians. Read in the Bible what Jesus had to say about the widow who gave all she had and the rich who gave only a small portion of their wealth. ...
Prayer 3/11/09 (03/11/09)
Create in us a love of goodness and compassion, O God. Amen.
2009 ice and snow (03/11/09)
Photo taken in the Fruitland/Jackson area of the after effects of the ice and snow storm we had in January of this year
April 11th- 1st annual Mud House KISS FAN CONVENTION (03/11/09)
APRIL 11 The Mississippi Mud House will have our 1st Annual KISS FAN CONVENTION. Hosted by The Missouri KISS ARMY FAN CLUB. We'll have a full day of KISS EVENTS like. KISS MOVIE- We'll show the original 1978 classic "KISS MEETS THE PHANTOM OF THE PARK" on the big screen...
2009 ice and snow (03/11/09)
photo taken in the Fruitland/Jackson area of after effects of the ice and snow storm in January of this year.
Free luncheon for sand farmers offered (03/11/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A Conservation Reserve Program meeting is planned to offer local sand farmers information on how to make a profit off of sandy soils. Cooperative professionals from the Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC), Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), the USDA and the Missouri Soil and Water Conservation District have teamed up to offer an informational luncheon Tuesday, March 17, from 11 to 1:30 at the Clinton Building in Sikeston, Mo...
Rachel Carson film screening at Conservation Nature Center (03/11/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Cape Girardeau Conservation Nature Center will hold a screening of the documentary style film "A Sense of Wonder" depicting the last year of the life of Rachel Carson, the author of Silent Spring. The screening is scheduled for Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m...
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