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Scott County deputies find meth lab; Sikeston man charged (03/22/09)
Southeast Missourian Sheriff's deputies arrested two people Friday afternoon in connection with the discovery of a meth lab in southern Scott County, Sheriff Rick Walter said Saturday. Deputies discovered the lab when they responded to call of a strong chemical smell coming from a residence in Scott County, Walter said...
Missouri ranks 8th in number of government entities (03/22/09)
Missouri has a lot of government entities, something voters will catch a glimpse of April 7 when they elect governing boards for cities, school districts, road districts, county hospitals and fire districts. In total, the state has 3,723 government units ranging from the Missouri Legislature to small road districts. ...
Missouri budget may ax teacher development programs (03/22/09)
Educators are expressing concern as funding for teacher development programs faces elimination from the state budget. Money to support such things as mentoring and curriculum improvement programs for teachers was removed from the Missouri House of Representatives version of the budget. School officials said they are concerned about service to smaller, rural schools that depend heavily on the state programs...
Capuchin monkey in Wappapello attracts film crew from Britain (03/22/09)
WAPPAPELLO, Mo. -- Even though Jessica Marie Johnson weighs only 5 pounds and stands slightly less than 2 feet tall, she is well known internationally. Jessie, as she is called, recently attracted a British film crew to her home in Wappapello. In looking for families in the United States that have a certain passion for primates, with an estimated 15,000 households to choose from, the film crew was able to link up with Jessie after discovering an article about her published a year ago in the Orlando Sentinel. ...
Both environment and economy on minds of patrons at Cape Girardeau home, garden show (03/22/09)
The unofficial theme of this weekend's Southeast Missouri Home Builders Association Home and Garden Show is "going green," with an emphasis on environment-conscious home improvement and landscape offerings. But in the current economic climate, another kind of green was driving many homeowners' buying decisions...
Salvation Army to serve Meals with Friends (03/22/09)
The Salvation Army, 701 Good Hope St. in Cape Girardeau, is serving free Meals with Friends from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Anyone is welcome to a hot, nutritious meal. Monday's menu is glazed turkey, cheese mashed potatoes, corn, fruit, bread and butter; Tuesday, ham and beans, fruit, corn bread and butter; Wednesday, turkey tetrazzini, corn, fruit, garlic bread and butter; Thursday, meatloaf, cabbage, fruit, corn bread and butter; Friday, chicken sandwiches, green beans, chips, fruit. ...
Genealogical society to meet Tuesday (03/22/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Genealogical Society will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Kent Library on the campus of Southeast Missouri State University. Dr. Lisa Speer, special collections librarian responsible for the University Archives, the Regional History Collections and Rare Books and Manuscripts at Southeast, will conduct a tour of the library's archive holdings. ...
Protests in D.C., Calif. call for war's end (03/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- Before war protesters ended their demonstration Saturday afternoon, several placed cardboard coffins in front of the offices of northern Virginia defense contractors such as KBR Inc. and Lockheed Martin Corp. as riot police stood by. "Lockheed Martin you can't hide, we charge you with genocide!" they chanted as part of a demonstration that began in Washington to mark the sixth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq...
Obama welcomes French bid to rejoin NATO command (03/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- France wants back into NATO's decision-making command, and President Obama says that's a good thing. It was in 1966 when French President Charles de Gaulle pulled his country from the NATO command and evicted all allied troops and bases, including its military headquarters, from his country. That was an effort to assert sovereignty over France's territory...
Activists visit AIG officials' homes (03/22/09)
FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A busload of activists paid visits Saturday to the homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a federal bailout...
Alleged enemy combatant faces trial Monday in Ill. (03/22/09)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Ali al-Marri followed his older brother to central Illinois in the mid-1980s to pursue a business education unavailable in his native Qatar, becoming a Bulls fan and honing his pool-playing skills. He returned for further study more than 10 years later, bringing along his wife and five children...
Obama to push ahead with agenda (03/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama is relying on direct appeals to the public to focus attention on his agenda and drive debate. The president plans to use a flurry of events to make his case, including a network television interview airing today and a prime-time news conference Tuesday...
Bags, beer kegs help keep animals healthy (03/22/09)
BOSTON -- A lion rips open a paper bag stuffed with hay and meat. Giraffes chew up old Christmas trees. Asian black bears claw on empty beer kegs. It's been a busy winter for zoo animals -- and their schedules promise to be just as packed this spring. But this is not for show: Zoo keepers say games and other activities are essential to keeping animals physically and mentally healthy when they're out of their natural environments...
Feds plan to buy up toxic assets (03/22/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration wants to buy billions of dollars of toxic assets from banks to ease borrowing. Some industry officials familiar with the details said they expected the approach would try to remove as much as $1 trillion from banks' books. An announcement from Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner could come as early as Monday...
Braves' lucky No. 13 (03/22/09)
COLUMBIA -- Bobby Hatchett was all alone. Surrounded on all sides by four Newtown-Harris Tigers, the Scott County Central junior was running out of court as he backpedaled inside the lane at Mizzou Arena on Saturday. Hatchett's eyes darted from one player to another as Newtown-Harris players passed the ball around, looking for an easy basket in what had been a difficult game for them up to that point in the third quarter of the Class 1 state championship game...
Seniors leave Braves in good hands (03/22/09)
COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central senior Drew Thomas said he started believing that the Braves had the talent to win a state title early during his sophomore year. "We started [that year] in the Oran tournament and we started out playing a little sluggish," Thomas said. "And then we had a game, we was playing Doniphan, and we were supposed to lose. And I came out and I think I had 30 [points] that game, and ever since that day I knew that we could win this."...
Cookson says he's unlikely to return (03/22/09)
COLUMBIA -- He has been called a legend many times. Scott County Central coach Ronnie Cookson added to his legacy Saturday by winning his 13th state title as a head coach. His Braves team posted a 98-63 victory over Newtown-Harris in the Class 1 championship game at Mizzou Arena...
Braves bench players deliver in title game (03/22/09)
COLUMBIA -- Scott County Central senior Chris Blissett forced a steal and then threw a perfect alley-oop pass to the airborne Bobby Hatchett, who laid the ball in for an easy two points before landing early during the third quarter Saturday. Blissett, a 6-foot-1 forward, came off the bench to play 17 minutes after starting forward Desmin Williams committed his third foul less than two minutes into the second quarter...
Redhawks pull off road sweep (03/22/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball team bounced back nicely from a three-game losing streak. Southeast opened Ohio Valley Conference play Saturday by sweeping a doubleheader from host Tennessee Tech. The Redhawks romped in the nine-inning opener 14-2 and held on in the seven-inning nightcap 4-3...
Gymnasts capture conference crown (03/22/09)
The Southeast Missouri State gymnastics team capped a dazzling regular season Saturday by winning the Midwest Independent Conference meet in Normal, Ill. Southeast scored 193.825 points to ease past host Illinois State (192.775). Texas Woman's University was third (192.725), followed by Centenary (191.300) and Illinois-Chicago (190.975)...
Area calendar (03/22/09)
Baseball n Cardinals trip: The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department will sponsor a trip to St. Louis for the Cardinals vs. Chicago Cubs game April 25 at 3:10 p.m. The bus will leave the Osage Community Centre at 11:15 a.m. and should return by 8 p.m. Cost: $27 per ticket plus $18 for those who wish to ride the bus. Info or to register: Parks and Recreation Department, 339-6340...
Area digest (03/22/09)
Cantrell aces hole at Dalhousie Ben Cantrell of Cape Girardeau recorded his second career hole in one Friday at Dalhousie Golf Club. Cantrell used a 7-iron to ace No. 13, a par 3 playing 172 yards. Witnesses were Ken Swinford, Ray Laidet and Jack Daumstark...
Central's Red Dagger club reaches 50th production under Cindy Bradshaw's direction (03/22/09)
The oldest student organization at Central High School, The Red Dagger, was formed in 1918 by William Schaeffer and Mrs. A.W. Robertson. By 1924 new members went through initiation that included drinking egg white after taking the secret, and now unknown, Red Dagger oath, according to a student publication found in the school archives...
Quilters keep the skill alive (03/22/09)
SIKESTON -- National Quilting Day may be celebrated March 21, but members of the Bootheel Quilters Guild make sure to recognize the pastime at least once a month. "It's an old art that has been passed down and been quite revived in recent years," Sharon Chouinard, a member of the group, said of quilting. And being a part of the organization makes quilting even more enjoyable for her...
FYI 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
25th annual Bootheel Regional Juried Art Show accepts art March 29 and 30 The 25th annual Bootheel Regional Juried Art Show, sponsored by the Sikeston Depot Museum, will be accepting entries from local artists 18 and over, living within 75 miles of Sikeston, Mo., to participate in this event. ...
What's happening today 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
Fried chicken dinner benefits cancer fundraiser The Knights of Columbus Ladies Auxiliary Relay For Life Team and St. Ann's Ladies Sodality will serve a fried chicken dinner with all the trimmings from 1 to 2 p.m. at Immaculate Conception Parish Center in Jackson. Carry-outs will be available. This is a fundraiser for the American Cancer Society and the Cape County Relay For Life ,which will be April 25 at Arena Park in Cape Girardeau...
Chaffee man graduates from Air Force basic training (03/22/09)
Air Force Airman John P. Malone graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in 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 particiapted in physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. ...
Central graduate completes Air Force basic training (03/22/09)
Air Force Airman Cody A. Mayes graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in 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 participated in physical training, rifle marksmanship, field training exercises, and special training in human relations. ...
Good deed of the week 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
Jerry Hampton of Cape Girardeau, a Scoutmaster with 40 years in Scouting, retired in 2005. He's always liked instilling the Scouting principles, so he continued as Assistant Scoutmaster of Troop 5, Cape Girardeau. Weekend campouts, special activities, and troop time can come to 100 hours monthly according to Hampton. ...
Stoddard County woman honored for hard work (03/22/09)
"I'm just an ordinary person," says Lorene Thomason of Dexter, Mo. Hardly, say those who know her. She is, by all accounts, an extraordinary woman doing extraordinary things, and she clearly is "Making a Difference" in her community and beyond...
His & Hers: Surprises await in the next parenting stage (03/22/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID It has occurred to me several times this week that I may be an unfit mother. Like the morning I discovered Dawson had escaped from the nursery through the baby gate, crawled into the bathroom, ingested who knows how much toilet paper and then scrubbed his mouth out with the toilet brush...
Imelda Ruopp (03/22/09)
Imelda Roberta Ruopp, 88, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Ratliff Nursing Home. She was born May 15, 1920, in Bloomsdale, Mo., in Ste. Genevieve County, daughter of Robert Peter Carron and Florence Schweiss Carron. Imelda and Dudley Graham Ruopp were married Jan. 13, 1946, in Bloomsdale. Imelda assisted her husband in their practice of chiropractic business more than 40 years. She was a homemaker and mother of eight children...
Joseph Shepard (03/22/09)
Joseph John "Jack" Shep­ard, 78, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 21, 1930, in St. Louis, son of Joseph Matthew and Anna Evelyn Hill Shepard. He and Anita Johnson were married Nov. 25, 1950, in St. Louis...
Betty Duffield (03/22/09)
OLMSTED, Ill. -- Betty G. Duffield, 73, of Olmsted died Friday, March 20, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 13, 1935, at Vienna, Ill., daughter of Julius and Nora Simpson Holmes. Duffield was a retired waitress from the former Voigt's Cafe and Gulf Station in Olmsted...
Cleophas Halter (03/22/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Cleophas "Lefty" Halter, 89, of Chaffee died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. He was born July 11, 1919, at Caney, Mo., son of Martin and Helen Baudenstiel Halter. He and Dortha Marion Shoemaker were married Feb. 19, 1944...
Julia Graham (03/22/09)
Julia Cecelia Graham, 80, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 20, 2009, at her home. Friends may call from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James AME Church. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the church, with the Rev. Debbie Thornton officiating...
James Mayo (03/22/09)
James A. Mayo, 63, of Scott City died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Frances Hunter (03/22/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Frances Magill Hunter, 95, of Sikeston died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at her home. She was born March 30, 1913, in Cape Girardeau. She and William Pinnell Hunter Sr. were married Aug. 26, 1936, in New Madrid, Mo. He died July 25, 1996...
Glenda Gum (03/22/09)
Glenda Deloris Gum, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 19, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 2, 1942, in Kennett, Mo., daughter of Ralph A. and Margaret J. Hill Green. She and Robert W. Gum Jr. were married June 13, 1963, in Kennett...
Ercie Rhodes (03/22/09)
Ercie Jane Rhodes, 80, of Scott City died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 15, 1928, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Ellis and Tilla Jane Carroll Henderson. She and Grover "Glenn" Rhodes were married Sept. 24, 1945, at Cape Girardeau...
Sibley - Sheppard (03/22/09)
Webster and Sharon Sibley of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Anne Sibley, to Michael William Sheppard, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Ronald and Melinda Sheppard of St. Louis. Sibley is a 2004 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor's degree in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a registered nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital...
Sprouse - Walker (03/22/09)
Jessica Erin Sprouse and Zachary Caleb Walker were married June 7, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church in Columbia, Mo. The Rev. Richard Ramsey performed the ceremony. Liturgists were Shane Sprouse, brother of the bride, and Allyson Walker, sister of the groom. Music was by Marlene Glenn of Cape Girardeau, aunt of the bride...
Icaza - Kaplan (03/22/09)
Christina Icaza and Jay Kaplan were married Oct. 11, 2008, at the Graham Cathedral in St. Louis. Bishop Fred Sansone performed the ceremony. Music was by the Rosewood Orchestra of the St. Louis Symphony. Soloist was Marlissa Hudson of St. Louis. The bride is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Ramiro Icaza of Jackson. The groom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Kaplan of Presto, Pa...
VanGennip - Pobst (03/22/09)
Jennifer Lynn VanGennip and Matthew Thomas Pobst were married Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Revs. Rahab Isidor and Saviour Nundwe performed the ceremony. Eucharistic ministers were Cheryl Lawrence, Linda Shaffar and Mary Hiler. Lectors were Judy Cantoni, aunt of the bride, and Sarah Zembsch, aunt of the groom, both of Cape Girardeau. Altar servers were Nicholas Cantoni, cousin of the bride, and Kristen Haberkorn, both of Cape Girardeau...
Welker - Upchurch (03/22/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Don and Juanita Welker of Marble Hill announce the engagement of their daughter, Lacy Jean Welker, to Matt Winferd Upchurch. He is the son of Steve and Marcia Upchurch of Marble Hill. Welker is a 2008 graduate of Meadow Heights High School at Patton, Mo., and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is a part-time teller at Capaha Bank in Jackson...
Pinkston - Heuring (03/22/09)
BENTON, Mo.-- James and Jill Pinkston of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Katelyn Pinkston, to Jon Michael Heuring. He is the son of Dorothy Heuring of New Hamburg, Mo., and the late Norman Heuring Sr. Pinkston is a 2003 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She expects to graduate from Southeast Missouri Hospital College of Nursing and Health Sciences in May 2010...
McFerren - Blissett (03/22/09)
Alvin and Marilyn McFerren of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Angela Callie McFerren, to Mark Blissett, both of Overland Park, Kan. He is the son of Faye Allen of Gahanna, Ohio, and Mark Hunt of New Madrid, Mo. McFerren is a 2000 graduate of Central High School. ...
Mansker - Schultz (03/22/09)
Glen and Debra Mansker of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Rachel Michelle Mansker, to Jonathan Mark Schultz. He is the son of Perry and Karen Schultz of Tamms, Ill. Mansker is a 2005 graduate of Scott City High School. She is a site supervisor with Securitas Security, and serves in the Army Reserves...
Mirgaux - Crook (03/22/09)
Henry and Rhonda Mirgaux of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amber Mae Mirgaux, to Christopher Paul Crook. He is the son of John and Nancy Buell of Benton, Mo. Crook is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at National Asset Recovery Services...
Poovey - Duncan (03/22/09)
John and Judy Poovey of Loveland, Colo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Diana Poovey, to Kyle Duncan, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Willy and Barb Duncan of Camanche, Iowa, and Ruth and Bill Cooper of Chesterfield, Mo. Poovey received a degree in dietetics from Southeast Missouri State University, and a graduate degree in nutrition at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. She is a nutrition instructor in the Human Environmental Studies Department at Southeast...
Reames - Starzinger (03/22/09)
Robert and Sandra Reames of Paris, Ark., announce the engagement of their daughter, Kristen Reames, to Jon Starzinger, both of Paris. He is the son of Rhonda Starzinger of Pocahontas, and the late Dennis Starzinger. Reames is a graduate of Paris High School. She received a degree in business technology from Arkansas Tech. She is retail sales manager and assistant guest services manager at Mount Magazine State Park...
Fire report 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 6:02 p.m., an illegal burn at Ripley Street and North West End Boulevard. n At 11:21 p.m., emergency medical service in the unit block of South Sprigg Street. Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Police report 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI n Shannon L. Smith, 37, 1723 Carolina Lane, was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, failure to drive within a single lane and suspended operator's license...
Out of the Past 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
25 years ago: March 22, 1984 A five-year, $25 million capital improvement plan, approved last night by the Cape Girardeau City Council, contains several sewer improvement projects that are dependent on voter approval of bond issues for funding. Action by Missouri Gov. ...
Charities find ways to fill needs even in bad economy (03/22/09)
A tough economy is tough on charities that depend on donations. Studies by philanthropic organizations show that economic downturns translate into few donated dollars. But demand for the programs and services offered by charitable organizations tends to increase...
Speak Out 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
Kids and guns LOTS of us got bullied in school. But what worries me is the guns that children take to school with no good intention in mind. Turn from wicked ways A sign of the times? Outraged over AIG, the subprime mortgage blunder, the recession, the plummeting stock market, stem-cell research, Freedom of Choice Act? Why is this happening? What can we do? Here's the only answer. ...
Prayer 3/22/09 (03/22/09)
The recipe for spiritual food is ancient, O God, but it always fills our hunger. Amen.
An analysis of the Political Motivations and Implications behind the MIAC's Strategic Report on the Modern Militia Movement. (03/22/09)
On March 12, 2009 the following article authored by internet reporter Kurt Nimmo was published on Alex Jones' www.infowars.com website as well as the Truth News internet news site, ( http://www.truthnews.us/?p=2720 ): "Alex Jones has received a secret report distributed by the Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) entitled "The Modern Militia Movement" and dated February 20, 2009. ...
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