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Stories from Sunday, March 15, 2009

Man charged in hatchet incident (03/15/09)
Cape Girardeau police arrested a man Saturday evening after he allegedly brandished a hatchet at an unidentified woman. Robin Christopher Shelman, 24, received with felony and misdemeanor assault charges and a requirement to post a $20,000 bond Sunday after being arrested Saturday night...
Area school officials question Obama's education proposals (03/15/09)
As state and local school officials await the details of President Obama's new education initiatives, they are questioning the resources needed to comply with the emerging policies. With his budget and education plan, Obama is proposing broad changes to the American education system. In a speech last week, he laid out several ideas, including charter school expansion, incentive pay for teachers and curriculum improvements at the state level...
'My whole world shattered' after '94 conviction, Kezer tells Cape Girardeau crowd (03/15/09)
Sixteen years ago today, Joshua C. Kezer was sitting in the office of Scott County Sheriff Bill Ferrell when he learned he was charged with the murder of Angela Mischelle Lawless, a nursing student killed in November 1992. Before his arrest that brought him across state lines to Benton, Mo., Kezer, then 18, had been living in Kankakee, Ill., working at the Kmart there and staying with his father, who sold cars for a living...
Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club to meet Thursday at Dexter Bar-B-Que (03/15/09)
The Southeast Missouri Pachyderm Club will meet at 6:15 p.m. Thursday for a meal followed by a 7 p.m. program at Dexter Bar-B-Que in Cape Girardeau. The program will feature David Stokes of the Show Me Institute. A meeting will follow. Call Gerald Adams at 243-4199 for more information. Pertinent addressDexter Bar-B-Que236 Broadview St.Cape Girardeau, MO. ...
Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau to hold annual flea market Saturday (03/15/09)
The Zonta Club of Cape Girardeau is sponsoring its annual flea market from 7 to 11 a.m. Saturday at Centenary United Methodist Church, 300 N. Ellis St., in the Family Life Building. Proceeds will go to local charities. Pertinent address:300 N. Ellis St., Cape Girardeau, MO...
Kit Bond tells Cape Girardeau crowd he'll keep working for GOP after retirement from Senate (03/15/09)
As he was honored Saturday evening for 40 years as a leader among Missouri Republicans, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond said he won't give up politics during his retirement years. Bond, Missouri's senior statewide officeholder, is stepping down in 2010 after 24 years in the Senate. In a speech at the annual Cape Girardeau County Republican Lincoln Day dinner, Bond said he will remain active as he seeks to seat a Republican replacement and promised to work hard for the party after he leaves office...
Bond and Emerson: Tax plan threatens economy (03/15/09)
A big part of President Obama's budget proposals to shrink the annual federal deficit to $533 billion in four years involve increasing taxes on higher-income Americans. On Saturday, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond and U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson took aim at the president's initiatives, calling them a threat to jobs, families and charities...
Sen. Roland Burris gets cold reception at St. Pat's parade in Chicago (03/15/09)
CHICAGO -- Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Roland Burris both made customary appearances Saturday at the annual Chicago St. Patrick's Day Parade, but they drew different reactions. Parade-goers clapped and greeted Quinn warmly as he approached. But for Burris, they just pointed derisively and chuckled...
Mo. report on militias, terrorists draws criticism (03/15/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- A new document meant to help Missouri law enforcement agencies identify militia members or domestic terrorists has drawn criticism for some of the warning signs mentioned. The Feb. 20 report called "The Modern Militia Movement" mentions such red flags as political bumper stickers for third-party candidates, such as U.S. ...
Texas pastor has advice for grieving Illinois church (03/15/09)
MARYVILLE, Ill. -- The Rev. Al Meredith was more than 700 miles away when a gunman walked into a Maryville church and gunned down its preacher in front of his horrified congregation. But the tragedy hit the preacher hard, and he's coming to help. A decade ago, another gunman fired a hail of bullets and tossed a pipe bomb down the aisle at Meredith's church in Fort Worth, Texas, killing seven people and wounding seven others, then calmly sat in a back pew and shot himself in the head...
NASA hopeful repairs will allow shuttle launch (03/15/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- NASA is unsure what caused the hydrogen gas leak that prevented space shuttle Discovery from flying, but nonetheless will attempt another launch today. Shuttle managers are hopeful that repairs at the launch pad have solved the problem...
Death can leave online lives in limbo (03/15/09)
NEW YORK -- When Jerald Spangenberg collapsed and died in the middle of a quest in an online game, his daughter embarked on a quest of her own: to let her father's gaming friends know that he hadn't just decided to desert them. It wasn't easy, because she didn't have her father's "World of Warcraft" password and the game's publisher couldn't help her. Eventually, Melissa Allen Spangenberg reached her father's friends by asking around online for the "guild" he belonged to...
Survey finds many states lagging in online records (03/15/09)
Americans can easily learn about their state songs and state flowers with a search on the Internet, but most will have a harder time checking whether their children's school buses are safe or a local gas station is charging too much. A 50-state survey of government information accessible online, conducted as part of the annual Sunshine Week campaign, found that while official records are increasingly available on the Internet, some important information is missing...
Chrysler retains its luxury Town & Country minivan (03/15/09)
There's another way to help troubled automaker Chrysler besides handing over tax dollars in a bailout package. Buy a minivan. Chrysler was the company that debuted America's first minivan in the early 1980s during an earlier brush with bankruptcy. Its minivans caught on with young families and led industry sales for more than two decades, helping fuel the automaker's health...
Late-term abortion provider to go on trial Monday in Kansas (03/15/09)
WICHITA, Kan. -- For those who are pro-life, the trial of one of the nation's few late-term abortion providers has been a long time coming, a chance for a little bit of justice after years of seeing their efforts thwarted. To those who are pro-choice, Dr. George Tiller's trial set to begin Monday is the culmination of harassment, a witch hunt in which his foes have been willing to do anything and everything to gain a conviction...
AIG to pay $165 million in bonuses, pull back in future (03/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- American International Group is giving its executives tens of millions of dollars in new bonuses after it received a taxpayer bailout of more than $170 billion. AIG is paying out the executive bonuses to meet a deadline today, but the troubled insurance giant has agreed to administration requests to restrain future payments...
Obama calls food safety system 'hazard,' picks FDA chief (03/15/09)
WASHINGTON -- The nation's food safety system is a "hazard to public health" and overdue for an overhaul, President Obama said Saturday as he filled the top job at the Food and Drug Administration. Obama used his weekly radio and Internet address to announce the nomination of former New York City health commissioner Margaret Hamburg as agency commissioner and the selection of Baltimore's health commissioner, Joshua Sharfstein, as her deputy. Consumer groups applauded the picks...
Hood not so good? Medieval Britons questioned outlaw (03/15/09)
LONDON -- An academic says he's found evidence that Britain's legendary outlaw Robin Hood wasn't as popular as folklore suggests. Julian Luxford says a note discovered in the margins of a medieval history book contains rare criticism of the supposedly benevolent bandit...
Riots break out in Northern Ireland after three arrested over killings (03/15/09)
LURGAN, Northern Ireland -- Irish nationalist gangs hurled gasoline bombs at police Saturday after three alleged IRA dissidents were arrested on suspicion of killing two British soldiers in an attack designed to trigger wider violence in Northern Ireland...
Women in Congo speak out about rape despite taboos (03/15/09)
DOSHU, Congo -- Zamuda Sikujuwa shuffles to a bench, pushes apart her thighs with a grimace of pain and pumps her fist up and down in a lewd-looking gesture to show how the militiamen shoved an automatic rifle inside her. The act tore apart her insides after seven of the men had taken turns raping her. She lost consciousness and wishes now that her life also had ended on that day...
Trial starts this week in Austrian incest case (03/15/09)
AMSTETTEN, Austria -- For almost a quarter of a century, Josef Fritzl allegedly held his daughter as a sex slave in a cramped cellar where he fathered seven children with her. The 73-year-old Austrian's trial starts this week. He has confessed to imprisoning and repeatedly raping his daughter Elisabeth for 24 years in a windowless dungeon he built beneath the family's home...
Financial leaders gather for meeting (03/15/09)
HORSHAM, England -- U.S. Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner was the new guy in town, fresh-faced among a crowd of silver-haired finance ministers from the Group of 20 leading economies. And some of them let him know it. Geithner, like his host, British Treasury chief Alistair Darling, gave a positive assessment of the meeting at a country inn in southern England, praising the collective determination to act to counter the world recession...
Bin Laden calls Gaza offensive 'holocaust' in new tape (03/15/09)
CAIRO -- Osama bin Laden called Israel's offensive in the Gaza Strip a "holocaust" and lashed out at Arab governments he said failed to stop the bloodshed in a recording broadcast Saturday. Bin Laden, whose message was released in excerpts on Al-Jazeera, called Arab leaders hypocrites and accused them of sacrificing the Palestinians in Gaza and collaborating with Israel. The offensive, which ended Jan. 18, killed about 1,300 Palestinians, according to Palestinian human rights groups...
Aid workers kidnapped in Darfur released (03/15/09)
KHARTOUM, Sudan -- Three foreign aid workers abducted in Sudan's Darfur region were released unharmed Saturday, three days after their capture at gunpoint led international aid groups to question how they can continue to work in the area. Sudanese television showed the Doctors Without Borders workers -- a Canadian nurse, an Italian doctor and a French project coordinator -- stepping off a military helicopter at El Fasher airport in North Darfur with the local governor...
Fourth quarter dooms Delta (03/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Delta coach Mark Verticchio described his team's fourth quarter as one that will live with his players for the rest of their lives. Delta held a 13-point lead late in the third quarter and led by nine points entering the fourth against Bakersfield on Saturday. But Bakersfield dominated the final period...
Braves maul Eminence (03/15/09)
POPLAR BLUFF -- Scott County Central senior Drew Thomas caught a perfect lead pass from junior Bobby Hatchett in midair right near the basket early in the third quarter. Thomas laid it up and in for the pretty alley-oop before landing. The senior got the crowd really roaring though with a powerful dunk minutes later...
Panthers fall to Couch in quarters (03/15/09)
The Meadow Heights girls basketball team's best season in program history came to an end against Couch in the quarterfinal round of the Class 2 playoffs Saturday. Couch built an 18-point first-quarter lead and cruised from there to a 54-24 victory at the West Plains Civic Center...
ND grad earns first win (03/15/09)
Kirk Boeller spent his first two years at Southeast Missouri State as a regular student, with intercollegiate athletics not in the picture. That changed this year, and Saturday the pitcher was rewarded with his first victory since his days at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Redhawks post second-best score (03/15/09)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team closed out its home schedule with a bang. Southeast posted the second-highest team score in program history and broke the record on bars. It added up to Saturday night's 195.750-189.425 win over the Air Force Academy in front of about 600 fans at Houck Field House...
Redhawks sweep twin bill with Huskies (03/15/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team had plenty of big performances Saturday. Nobody came up with a bigger hit than Justin Wheeler. Wheeler ripped a three-run, walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh inning of the nightcap as host Southeast beat Northern Illinois 11-10 to sweep the doubleheader...
St. Mary student a five-time winner at geography bees (03/15/09)
An atlas and globe are familiar objects in the Essner home in Cape Girardeau. Conversations stem from watching the news and discussing current events. This casual learning environment at home helped Nick Essner, an eighth-grade student at St. Mary Cathedral School in Cape Girardeau, add to his knowledge base and win the classroom National Geographic Bees at St. Mary's five years in a row...
Home and Garden Show returns to Show Me Center (03/15/09)
The annual Home and Garden Show returns to the Show Me Center just in time for spring renovations. Vendors for all home remodeling, building or gardening needs will set up displays of patio areas, grilling decks and gardening opportunities. Tour the show from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 22...
Good deed of the week 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
The gabled roof on Janice Christakis's trailer caved in from the weight of the ice during the January ice story. Friends and family learned of Christakis's trouble and placed a tarp over the roof area and helped the rural Marble Hill resident move furniture and belongings into storage while repairs to the roof were made. ...
Bees designed to encourage teaching, study of geography (03/15/09)
Schools pay a $70 registration fee each year to have the geography bee. The money covers the cost of classroom and school geography bee questions, certificates for all the students, a medal and written test for the school winner and eligibility for the state competition...
Club news 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Parents without Partners April schedule Call 335-0797 or visit capepwp.googlepages.com for more information. n Parents Without Partners will attend line dance lessons from 7 to 9 p.m., with beginner lessons at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 at Eagles Aerie no. 3775, 321 N. Spring St., Cape Girardeau. Open to the public. There is a cost...
What's happening today 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Missouri Gun & Knife Show The Missouri Gun and Knife show puts new and antique weaponry on display. The show will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Show Me Center. Guardian Angel annual homestyle dinner Roast beef and gravy, fried chicken, chicken and dressing, and homemade bread will be served from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Knights of Columbus Hall in Oran, Mo. Children 5 and younger eat free. This is a fundraiser for charitable activities...
Chaffee alumnus graduates Air Force basic training (03/15/09)
Air Force Airman Russell R. Gardner graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio. During the six weeks of training, the airman studied the Air Force mission, organization, core values and military customs and courtesies; performed drill and ceremony marches, and received physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. ...
Winners of the Humane Society of Southeast Missouri poster pet contest announced (03/15/09)
Cookie Monster, a 9-year-old German shepherd/chow mix who lives in Cape Girardeau with his mom, Leslee Polina, is this year's Humane Society of Southeast Missouri Poster Pet Contest winner in the dog category. Sinatra, a 9- year-old domestic medium-haired cat, owned by Dr. ...
Analysts seeing good signs in market (03/15/09)
NEW YORK -- Investors have seen this before. Since the bear market began in late 2007, the Dow Jones industrial average has fallen into a pattern of huge declines, big gains and then larger declines. Four times, the market has rallied only to dissipate...
Rich Ivester (03/15/09)
MORLEY, Mo. -- Rich "Axle" Ivester Jr., 38, of Oran, Mo., died Friday, March 13, 2009, in a train accident on County Highway 411 in Oran. He was born Aug. 27, 1970, at Chicago, son of Richard Allan Sr. and Linda Christine Ehmpke Ivester. Survivors include a daughter, Ashley Ivester of Valparaiso, Ind.; his parents of Morley; two sisters, Cheri Ivester of Elgin, Ill., Lori Cratsley of Chicago Ridge, Ill.; two stepsisters, Kimberley Ranz of Illinois, Laura Wright of Chicago...
Arthur Keys (03/15/09)
PERKINS, Mo. -- Arthur "Art" Keys of Perkins died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 9, 1936, at Delta, son of Oscar and Stella Chapman Keys. He and Pamela Blue were married Jan. 8, 1996. She survives. Keys was a retired, self-employed truck driver...
Debra Hendershott (03/15/09)
Debra Lynn "Debbie" Hendershott went to be with her heavenly father while at home with family and friends Wednesday, March 11, 2009. She was born March 15, 1962, in Meridian, Miss., to James and Maudie Lou Hart. Debbie married Tim Hendershott, son of Mary Jane and the late James Hendershott, Oct. 17, 1981...
Wallace Zahner (03/15/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wallace E. Zahner, 97, of Perryville died Friday, March 13, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County in Perryville. He was born July 9, 1911, in Perry County, Mo., son of Isidore W. and Ida H. Huber Zahner. He and Olivia "Fritzie" Scherer were married in 1985. She died in December 1995...
Wayne Stehlin (03/15/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Wayne "Skip" Stehlin, 76, of Advance, died Friday, March 13, 2009. at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 26, 1932, in St. Louis, son of Jacob and Irma Lee Byrd Stehlin. He and Wanda Johnson were united in marriage Sept. 4, 1954, at St. Louis. She survives of the home...
Hannah Park (03/15/09)
Hannah Park, 6, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 14, 2009, at her home. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Reisenbichler - Edwards (03/15/09)
Rita Reisenbichler and Arthur Edwards were married Dec. 31, 2008, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. The Rev. Robert Mann performed the ceremony. Matron of honor and best man were Margie and Earl Reisenbichler. The bride was escorted by sons Daniel and Revis Reisenbichler...
Biri - Niswonger (03/15/09)
Sarah Elizabeth Biri and Joseph Myles Niswonger were married Aug. 23, 2008, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Jackson. The Rev. Brad Modde of St. Louis, cousin of the bride, performed the ceremony. Readers were Walter Biri and John Niswonger, fathers of the couple; and Tina Modde, cousin of the bride. Pianist was Darren Modde of Manchester, Mo., cousin of the bride; flutist was Tammy Carroll of Jackson, and soloist was Sarah Stock of St. Louis...
Goodman - Howell (03/15/09)
Cassandra Lauren Goodman and Brett Allyn Howell exchanged wedding vows Oct. 25, 2008, at Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City. The Rev. Joel Sarrault performed the ceremony. Pianist was Christy Bohn of Scott City, and guitarist was Ryan Heisserer of Poplar Bluff, Mo...
Robison - Segraves (03/15/09)
Leigh Ann Robison and Kelley Douglas Segraves were married Sept. 6, 2008, at Dennis Scivally Park. Don Greenwood performed the ceremony. Scriptures were read by Amelia Sherinski of Jackson. Music was by Trio Girardeaux of Cape Girardeau. The bride is the daughter of Jim and Charolyn Robison of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Georgia Segraves of Cape Girardeau, and the late Douglas Segraves of Van Buren, Mo...
Robertson - Heslinga (03/15/09)
Robert Robertson of Charleston, Mo., and Pamela and James Chadwell of Dexter, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Robertson, to Ryan Heslinga, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of George and Kita Heslinga of Dunnellon, Fla. Robertson is a 2005 graduate of Dexter High School. She is a secretary at Southeast Missouri State University...
Crabtree - Friend (03/15/09)
Gayla Crabtree of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her daughter, Stephanie Iva Crabtree, to Todd Christopher Friend. He is the son of Randal and Marilyn Friend of Scott City. Crabtree is also the daughter of the late Michael Crabtree. Crabtree is a 1998 graduate of Scott City High School, 2003 graduate of Southeast Missouri State University, and received a master's degree in education from William Woods University in 2008. She is a caseworker at Community Counseling Center...
Leming - Kohlberg (03/15/09)
Bill and Susan Leming of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Abigail Yvonne Leming, to Jeffrey Thomas Kohlberg. He is the son of Mark and Mary Kohlberg of St. Louis. Leming is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She received a degree in interior design from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed at Blue Boat Design in St. Louis...
Huber - LeGrand (03/15/09)
Jerry and Sherie Huber of Fenton, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Julie Huber, to Jonathan LeGrand, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Sam and Nancy LeGrand of Cape Girardeau. Huber is employed at Meyer Chiropractic. LeGrand received a master's degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. He is operations manager at Pet City Distributors...
Wenskay - Groefsema (03/15/09)
Carl and Lori Wenskay of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, April Richelle Wenskay, to Clay Kenneth Groefsema. He is the son of Clay and Jan Groefsema of Lemoore, Calif. Wenskay is a 1999 graduate of Central High School, and attended Southeast Missouri State University two years. She obtained property casualty and life agent insurance licenses in 2008. She is an insurance producer for Pacific Ag Insurance in Hanford, Calif...
Trapp - Ervin (03/15/09)
Kenneth and Jane Trapp of Perryville, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Melissa Trapp, to Nicholas Ervin of Jackson. He is the son of Mark and Susan Ervin of Cape Girardeau. Trapp received a bachelor's degree in social work. She is an assistant manager at Family Video in Cape Girardeau...
Maschmeier - Morgan (03/15/09)
Russ and Kim Maschmeier of Oak Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Jamie Ann Maschmeier, to Zachary Alexander Morgan. He is the son of Ellen Robinson of Jackson and Tim Morgan of Kelso, Mo. Maschmeier is a 2007 graduate of Jackson High School. She is pursuing a degree in nursing...
Smith - Johnston (03/15/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Robert and Georgia Smith of Chaffee announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashlie Elizabeth Smith, to Scott Anthony Johnston. He is the son of Tim and Linda Johnston of Scott City. Smith is a 2001 graduate of Chaffee High School. She received a bachelor of science degree from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a teacher at Kelly Elementary School in Benton, Mo...
Gibbar - Martin (03/15/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bruce and Lorna Gibbar of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Savannah Angela Gibbar, to Patrick Jon Martin. He is the son of Larry and Harriet Martin of Jackson. Gibbar is a 2004 graduate of St. Vincent High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a social worker with MERS/Goodwill in Cape Girardeau...
Police report 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not include guilt. Arrests n Two subjects were in custody pending formal charges for domestic assault. n Delvin L. Massey, 51, of Perryville, Mo., was arrested on a Cape Girardeau warrant for failure to appear for improper registration...
Fire report 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 9:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the 700 block of Dunklin Street. n At 10:06 p.m., a vehicle fire in the 300 block of South Middle Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the Past 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
25 years ago: March 15, 1984 A banner stretched across Broadway proclaiming this week as "Girl Scout Week," which was put up with police approval, must come down because it violates a city ordinance prohibiting banners over public streets. Southeast Missouri State University president Bill W. Stacy says he is pleased with the Missouri House of Representatives' tentative approval of next year's university budget, which is $1 million more than the amount Gov. Kit Bond recommended...
His & Hers: The thrill and apathy of tornadoes (03/15/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. He said My handy dandy Southeast Missourian text alert chimed last Sunday afternoon, notifying me that there had been a tornado warning issued in Bollinger County...
There are still jobs to be had (03/15/09)
The nation's unemployment rate is higher than it has been in years, with nearly 13 million jobless Americans. National unemployment statistics do not fully account for workers whose benefits have expired, who have stopped looking for jobs or who are underemployed in jobs well below their education, training and experience levels...
Help keep funding for higher ed (03/15/09)
Higher education is a crucial part of growth in the country. It provides businesses with a workforce that is ready and willing to perform jobs as well as learn new ones. Big businesses were some of the strongest proponents of the public education system. ...
Speak Out 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Politics and sports I'VE noticed more and more that political parties can be compared to football. It doesn't matter how good or how bad your favorite team does, you're still going to root for them. And you're always going to boo the opponent. This is why I despise sports and politics...
Prayer 3/15/09 (03/15/09)
Receive our praise and thanksgiving, O God, for your love and great mercy. Amen.
Air Force Chaplain to Speak at Farrar Church (03/15/09)
Chaplain (Major) Matthew Franke will be the guest speaker at Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 am as the congregation continues the 150th anniversary of its founding. Franke serves as a staff chaplain for the Air Force Chief of Chaplains, Bolling Air Force Base, District of Columbia. In this capacity, he supports worldwide Air Force Chaplain Corps ministry requirements for over 2,000 personnel at over 100 locations...
University Bass Angler Team Designs Own Spinner Bait as Fundraiser (03/15/09)
Sport Clubs at Southeast Missouri State University must find a unique way to pay the bills. For Alex Skelton, President of the Southeast Missouri State Bass Anglers, they have produced the "Schooling Spinner -- Southeast Series" spinner bait that is for sale to the public. Made with a local Gordonville company, the new spinner bait will help to raise needed funds for the university-sponsored club team...
Deer at the Bird Bath (03/15/09)
Rare moment in the Aufdenbergs' back yard--young deer drinking from the bird bath and others making themselves at home.
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