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Cape Commissioners to meet with road and bridge board to discuss paving plan (03/25/09)
A polite disagreement may be settled Thursday morning, when representatives of Cape Girardeau County's road and bridge advisory board meet with the commission to discuss 2009 paving plans. On Monday, the advisory board reviewed recommendations sent to them by 1st District Commissioner Paul Koeper...
This afternoon on seMissourian.com (03/25/09)
All day long we've been following the moving of a home built by Habitat for Humanity from a parking lot on Broadway to its permanent location on North Main Street.So far one half of the house has been moved, and workers will soon try to put the first half on its foundation. ...
Habitat home moved from Southeast campus to North Main Street in Cape Girardeau (03/25/09)
Lee Kennedy has lived in his red brick house on North Main Street for 50 years. Over the years, neighbors came and went, but he never saw a house arrive like the Habitat for Humanity house. "We saw the police cars come by and we knew things were happening," he said...
Half of Habitat for Humanity house resting in permanent location (03/25/09)
One half of the Habitat for Humanity house that was constructed on a Southeast Missouri State University parking lot on Broadway has now been moved to its permanent location on 1640 N. Main St., and is resting on its foundation.The move started around noon, though prep work to get the house ready for transport began several hours earlier...
New judge assigned to Patton murder case (03/25/09)
A new judge has been assigned in the case of a Patton, Mo., teen facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting death of his cousin and legal guardian last December. Stoddard County Associate Circuit Judge Joe Z. Satterfield was appointed to hear the case by the Missouri Supreme Court...
High winds delay Cape Girardeau Habit house move (03/25/09)
High winds delayed Tuesday's planned move of a Habitat for Humanity house down Broadway to its new location at 1640 N. Main St. Cape Area Habitat for Humanity leaders had arrived at the parking lot near the Southeast Missouri State University campus early Tuesday morning to prepare for the move. However, wind gusts were forecast to reach 47 mph, forcing the organization's leaders to delay the move until today...
Jackson schools look at expanding education services in the community (03/25/09)
The Jackson School District is looking to expand its community education services. The school board voted to pursue an evaluation to determine the community's education needs during a meeting Tuesday night. Dr. Beth Emmendorfer, associate superintendent, said the district will collaborate with city officials, the Jackson Chamber of Commerce and the Jackson Senior Center on the project...
Witnesses in Van Buren man's murder trial recount finding body (03/25/09)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Carter County jury heard emotional testimony and viewed crime scene and autopsy photographs Tuesday, the second day of a murder trial in the case of a man charged with killing a Missouri State Highway Patrol officer. Lance Shockley, 32, of Van Buren, Mo., is accused of gunning down Sgt. Carl Dewayne Graham Jr. in his driveway March 20, 2005, after he came home from work...
Two to share chief of staff title for Rep. Jo Ann Emerson (03/25/09)
The duties performed by longtime congressional aide Lloyd Smith will be divided between staff leaders in Washington, D.C., and Cape Girardeau, U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson said Tuesday. Josh Haynes, in-state director for Emerson, and Jeff Connor, administrative assistant in Washington, will share the title of chief of staff after Smith departs April 1 to take over as executive director of the Missouri Republican Party...
Purcell vows to restore Cape Girardeau's Ponder House in wake of fire damage (03/25/09)
A published notice giving Cape Girardeau County Commissioner Jay Purcell 30 days to complete repairs to the Ponder House following a February fire isn't a sign of impatience, Cape Girardeau housing assistance coordinator Steve Williams said Tuesday...
Assessments on existing homes not likely to change this year (03/25/09)
County officials are scheduled to update assessments over the next few months, a process that happens every other year and often results in higher real estate taxes. But at least two county assessors are saying little will change this year for most homeowners...
Women's advocate speaks out against domestic violence (03/25/09)
Less than 10 years ago, Rose Parker sat in a prison cell with nothing but hope. Fellow inmates called her "Crazy Rose" when she said she was going home, especially considering her release lay in the hands of a governor who said he would never let any prisoners out on his watch...
Lt. Gov., Highway Patrol leader criticize controversial militia report (03/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Uproar over a law enforcement document linking various right-wing organizations with the modern militia movement prompted the Missouri State Highway Patrol on Wednesday to cease distribution of the report. Outrage over the report had been brewing for weeks among conservatives who say they're unfairly singled out as possible criminals. ...
Despite budget crisis, Ill. agency approved raises (03/25/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- A dozen officials at the Illinois Department of Transportation got raises averaging $6,000 a year during the waning days of Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration, even as the state drowned in debt, The Associated Press found. The raises -- the largest amounting to an 11.5 percent increase, or nearly $10,000 -- came on top of a routine cost-of-living boost most IDOT employees received Jan. ...
MoDOT says most of major Missouri roads in good shape (03/25/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Motorists should have smooth traveling on the vast majority of Missouri's major roads. The Missouri Department of Transportation said Tuesday that 83 percent of the state's major highways now are in good condition. That's up from 47 percent in 2004...
Vermont Senate gives final OK to bill allowing gays to marry (03/25/09)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- The Vermont Senate has given its final stamp of approval to a bill that would allow same-sex couples to marry in the state. Lawmakers passed the measure Tuesday in voice vote with no debate. It passed an earlier test Monday in a 26-4 vote...
Race against river pulls people together in Fargo, N.D. (03/25/09)
FARGO, N.D. -- As the swelling Red River lapped within 30 feet of his back door, Carlis Kramer's property resembled nothing so much as a bustling construction site. In a well-ordered ballet, four people loaded sandbags, four others hauled them to the house and another person stacked them into a dike...
Flight plan change under scrutiny in Mont. crash (03/25/09)
BUTTE, Mont. -- Investigators said Tuesday that a pilot's change of course shortly before his plane nose-dived into a Butte cemetery, killing all 14 aboard, has emerged as a potentially crucial factor in the crash. Flying at 25,000 feet, pilot Buddy Summerfield requested the diversion from Bozeman to Butte half an hour before the single-engine Pilatus PC-12 crashed at the edge of Butte's airport Sunday. Seven children younger than 10 were among the victims...
Insurers offer to curb costs for ill people (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The health insurance industry offered Tuesday for the first time to curb its practice of charging higher premiums to people with a history of medical problems. The offer from America's Health Insurance Plans and the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association is a potentially significant shift in the debate over reforming the nation's health care system to rein in costs and cover an estimated 48 million uninsured people. It was contained in a letter to key senators...
Investigators find abuse in Small Business Administration program (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Because of lax oversight, undeserving companies collected millions in federal contracts from an $8 billion government program designated for small businesses in poor neighborhoods, congressional investigators charge. The Small Business Administration repeatedly failed to verify paperwork and conduct audits to weed out sham firms claiming to have main offices in economically distressed areas, the Government Accountability Office said Wednesday, raising questions about an agency seeking to take a greater role in helping business owners stave off job losses.. ...
Obama: Progress made on economy (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama claimed early progress Tuesday night in his campaign to lead the nation out of an economic recession and said that despite obstacles ahead, "we're moving in the right direction." At the second prime-time news conference of his presidency, Obama also toned down his criticism of bonuses to executives at bailed-out AIG and shot back at Republican critics of his budget...
Meltdown's effect extends to abortion (03/25/09)
The pregnant woman showed up at the medical center in flip-flops and in tears, after walking there to save bus fare. Her boyfriend had lost his job, she told her doctor in Oakland, Calif., and now -- fearing harder times for her family -- she wanted to abort what would have been her fourth child...
Obama's pick for Commerce OK'd (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Senate confirmed former Washington governor Gary Locke as commerce secretary Tuesday after President Obama's first two nominees for the post withdrew. Locke, 59, was the nation's first Chinese-American governor, serving from 1997 to 2005. He promised to focus on job creation...
White House steps up anti-cartel fight near border with Mexico (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of federal agents, along with high-tech surveillance gear and drug-sniffing dogs, are headed to the Southwest to help Mexico fight drug cartels and keep violence from spilling across the U.S.-Mexico border, Obama administration officials said Tuesday...
Pakistan's top judge back after two years (03/25/09)
ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan's supreme court chief justice called for an end to judicial corruption after returning to bench Tuesday for the first time in two years -- brought back to resolve a political crisis as Pakistan's fight against terrorism intensifies...
Centrists join new Israeli government (03/25/09)
JERUSALEM -- Israel's Labor Party voted Tuesday to join the incoming government of Benjamin Netanyahu, lending a moderate voice to a coalition dominated by hard-liners and easing concerns of a head-on confrontation with Washington over Mideast peacemaking...
Two Komodo dragons kill man in eastern Indonesia (03/25/09)
JAKARTA, Indonesia -- Two Komodo dragons mauled a fruit-picker to death in eastern Indonesia, police and witnesses said Tuesday. Police Sgt. Kosmas Jalang said 31-year-old Muhamad Anwar was attacked on Komodo, one of four islands where the world's largest lizard species is found in the wild, minutes after he fell out of a tree on Monday...
Manager of Afghan TV station arrested for not censoring content (03/25/09)
KABUL -- The manager of an Afghan television network who refused to censor images of women dancing in short skirts and plunging necklines was arrested in what appeared to be a new sign of the government's struggle to define the role of Islam in a country once led by extremists...
France to compensate victims of nuclear tests (03/25/09)
PARIS -- The French government offered for the first time Tuesday to compensate victims of nuclear tests in Algeria and the South Pacific, bowing to decades of pressure by people sickened by radiation -- and seeking to soothe France's conscience. "It's time for our country to be at peace with itself, at peace thanks to a system of compensation and reparations," French Defense Minister Herve Morin said in presenting a draft law on the payouts...
World War II code breakers come together for reunion (03/25/09)
BLETCHLEY PARK, England -- During World War II, the best brains in Britain cracked Germany's encrypted secrets but never broke their own code of silence. Now gray-haired and using walking sticks and at least one wheelchair, the legendary code breakers returned for a reunion Tuesday at Bletchley Park, where they played a role in defeating the Nazis...
Notre Dame rides offense to 9-5 win over Sikeston (03/25/09)
Notre Dame, which was ranked No. 2 in the Class 3 preseason baseball state poll, started its spring with a road win Tuesday. Colton Young tossed five innings to pick up the win as Notre Dame downed Sikeston 9-5 in six innings. He struck out seven and walked one...
Jackson, rain extinguish Dragons 6-3 (03/25/09)
Jackson pitcher Drew Coleman gave up three runs in six innings Tuesday against Ste. Genevieve. Most days that would go down as an average appearance, but not this day. "It's the toughest game I've ever pitched in my life, no doubt," said Coleman after his team's 6-3 defeat of the Dragons...
Weather postpones Redhawks' game against Arkansas State (03/25/09)
Due to a forecast of heavy rain in Jonesboro, Ark., Tuesday's nonconference baseball game between Southeast Missouri State and Arkansas State was postponed. The contest has been rescheduled for 6:30 p.m. April 1 in Jonesboro. Southeast resumes Ohio Valley Conference play this weekend with a three-game home series against Tennessee-Martin...
Zimmerman makes her mark at Southeast (03/25/09)
Giana Zimmerman did not know what to expect from her rookie season of Division I college softball. She did not anticipate being among the Ohio Valley Conference's top pitchers. But that's where Zimmerman currently finds herself through the first 19 games of Southeast Missouri State's season...
Tar Heels' Lawson plans to play (03/25/09)
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Ty Lawson is starting to feel better, just in time for North Carolina. The speedy point guard said his troublesome toe is still achy after returning to the lineup over the weekend, but he plans to play in the Tar Heels' game against Gonzaga on Friday. And coach Roy Williams also sounds optimistic, too, that the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year will be ready for the NCAA tournament's round of 16...
Police: Man hit by Stallworth wasn't in crosswalk (03/25/09)
MIAMI -- A pedestrian wasn't in a crosswalk when Cleveland Browns wide receiver Donte Stallworth hit and killed him with his Bentley, according to a report released Tuesday by police in Miami Beach. According to the report, Stallworth told officers he flashed his lights to try to warn 59-year-old Mario Reyes, a construction crane operator who was rushing to catch a bus after getting off work around 7:15 a.m. March 14...
Chicago's bid for 2016 Games has potential hurdles (03/25/09)
DENVER -- More so than any of the three other bid cities, Chicago's quest for the 2016 Summer Games has some potential minefields to traverse. Chicago organizers hope two big potential problems are put to rest this week: the squabble over the U.S. Olympic Committee's share of Olympic revenue and negative perceptions of the recent upheaval in USOC leadership...
PGA Tour considers miking caddies (03/25/09)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- Phil Mickelson and caddie Jim "Bones" Mackay made for compelling television at Doral when they discussed the risk of Lefty hitting a right-handed shot on No. 12, and the club selection into the 18th green with a one-shot lead. Now, the PGA Tour is curious if such dialogue is worth broadcasting...
Astana manager is confident Armstrong will compete in Tour de France (03/25/09)
PALENCIA, Spain -- Lance Armstrong's team manager is confident a broken collarbone won't prevent the cycling great from riding in the Giro d'Italia or Tour de France. "I don't think this changes anything for the Tour de France," Astana team manager Johan Bruyneel said Tuesday. "A broken collarbone in the month of March does not at all compromise the start of the Tour de France or your performance in the Tour de France."...
Mason, Blues turn aside Kings 2-0 (03/25/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Chris Mason kept the Los Angeles Kings off the scoreboard early, and the St. Louis Blues' kid line produced late. The combination kept the Blues' playoff drive alive. Rookie Patrik Berglund scored twice in the third period to end a 10-game goal drought and Mason made 22 saves for his fifth shutout of the season in a 2-0 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday night...
Cards happy to have Oquendo back (03/25/09)
JUPITER, Fla. -- No one is happier to have Jose Oquendo back from the World Baseball Classic than St. Louis Cardinals outfieler-turned-second baseman Skip Schumaker. The Cardinals are giving Schumaker a crash course in becoming an infielder, hoping his bat will offset any defensive liabilities. But the conversion hit a rough patch while infield instructor and third base coach Oquendo was away managing Puerto Rico's WBC team...
NFL passes 4 player safety rules (03/25/09)
DANA POINT, Calif. -- NFL owners passed four player safety rules for next season Tuesday and adjusted the calls on the kind of tackle that injured Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the 2008 opener. Defenders who are knocked to the ground no longer can lunge into quarterbacks if the play still is going on. ...
Sugary, cream-filled chocolate Easter eggs easy to make at home (03/25/09)
There's no need to wonder whether the Easter Bunny will leave you cream-filled chocolate eggs this year. With a recipe like this one, it's easy -- if calorically costly -- to make your own. The sugary, creamy filling in these chocolate eggs isn't as soupy as commercial versions, making it easy to handle and shape. It's also what allows you to form the yellow yolk at the center. For efficiency, that step could be skipped in favor of all-white egg fillings...
Some ideas for creating fun outdoor spaces for children: (03/25/09)
n Create a wildlife observation area by hanging birdhouses and feeders in a quiet spot in the yard. n Gather twigs and branches into a brush pile to attract snakes, moles or other critters. n Choose plants native to the area because they will attract animals and insects...
growing up OUTSIDE (03/25/09)
Siblings Erin and Christopher Rogoff share their backyard with chipmunks, squirrels, bats and rabbits. They help their parents fill bird feeders, hang bat boxes and plant fruits and vegetables to attract wildlife. "The squirrels chase the birds, and Erin and me chase the squirrels," said 7-year-old Christopher, who loves playing out in his yard in Ocean, N.J...
Recipe Swap: Warm weather favorites for the family (03/25/09)
We as a family are embracing this beautiful spring weather and the explosion of color in plants, bushes and trees. It seems like winter was extra-long this year and everyone is ready for higher temperatures and eager to be outdoors. The change of seasons also brings a shift in how we cook and the recipes we use. If you are pulling out some of your favorite recipes from your spring and summer files, send them in to share with other readers...
A mental moment (03/25/09)
As if there were not enough troubles in the world, now scientists tell us that our mental abilities begin to decline at age 27. You read that right. A new study of 2,000 men and women presented some shocking findings when it was released last week. The study shows -- following substantial testing -- that the average age for maximum mental abilities peaks at 22 and shows declines beginning at age 27...
'Monsters vs. Aliens' creates another dimension (03/25/09)
LOS ANGELES -- "Monsters vs. Aliens" opens with an old 3-D gag: A ball bounces directly into the audience, causing moviegoers to instinctively scoot back in their seats. But the resemblance to old-fashioned 3-D ends there. The film, in theaters Friday, relies on entirely new technology -- much of it developed during production -- to lend depth to an epic battle in outer space and drama to the collapse of the Golden Gate bridge as four modern monsters fight to save Earth from alien invasion...
DreamWorks exec: Rollout of 3-D slower than expected (03/25/09)
HONG KONG -- The spread of new 3-D movie technology to theaters around the world has been slower than expected, but its prospects remain strong because it offers a better visual experience, DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. chief executive Jeffrey Katzenberg said Tuesday...
Treasury secretary, Fed chair seek new regulatory control (03/25/09)
WASHINGTON -- Pointing with dismay to the AIG debacle, the nation's top economic officials argued Tuesday for unprecedented powers to regulate and even take over financial goliaths whose collapse could imperil the economy. President Obama agreed and said he hoped "it doesn't take too long to convince Congress."...
Wall Street gives up some ground after huge gains (03/25/09)
NEW YORK -- A stock drop is never reassuring -- except when it could have been worse. The Dow Jones industrial average shed 115 points, or 1.5 percent Tuesday. But it also held on to 382 of the 498 points it racked up a day earlier. Anyone with a 401(k) would have liked to see the rally continue. Market analysts said, though, that a pullback was expected given the massive gains Wall Street logged the day before when the government released plans to remove bad loans from banks' books...
Hildred Simmons (03/25/09)
Hildred N. Simmons, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. She was born Oct. 3, 1918, in Glendale, Ill., daughter of Charles Robert and Florence Ethel Aly Broadway. She and Miles Thurman Simmons were married Dec. 25, 1935, in Popp County, Ill. He died April 24, 1988...
Hazel Schloss (03/25/09)
Hazel Schloss, 94, of Jackson died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Jackson Manor. She was born March 22, 1915, at Oriole, daughter of Pearl and Jeffie Abernathy Sides. She and William Schloss were married May 27, 1938, at Benton, Mo. He died Nov. 5, 1994...
Faye Adams (03/25/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Faye Eileen Adams, 76, of Anna died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. She was born Oct. 30, 1932, in Mill Creek Ill., daughter of Charles and Ruth Lindsey Watkins. She and Benjamin C. Adams were married Sept. 6, 1952, in Anna, Ill. He died Jan. 31, 1987...
Stanford Frey (03/25/09)
Stanford T. Frey of Scott City died Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
William Smith (03/25/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Wiliam Harold "Dago" Smith, 81 of Jonesboro died Tuesday, March 24, 2009 in his home. Arrangements are incomplete at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro.
Robert Forehand (03/25/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Robert Forehand, 82, of Anna died Monday, March 23, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. He was born Feb. 27, 1927, in Centralia, Ill., son of Thomas A. and Annie Nimmo Forehand. Forehand was a truck driver. He was a member of First Christian Church in Anna and life member of Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455...
Dr. Jean Chapman (03/25/09)
Dr. Jean Allen Chapman, 80, of Cape Girardeau passed away Monday, March 23, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born April 18, 1928, to Vernon A. and Gertrude Smith Chapman at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Chapman attended Southeast Missouri State University's Campus School in Cape Girardeau and graduated from Central High School in 1946. ...
Juanita Webster (03/25/09)
McCLURE, Ill. -- Juanita Webster, 81, of McClure died Tuesday, March 24, 2009. Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Ruby Ravenstein (03/25/09)
Ruby Clara Schlimme Ravenstein, 93, of Littleton, Mass., formerly of Jackson, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Life Care Center of Nashoba Valley in Littleton. She was born Jan. 21, 1916, in Jackson, daughter of Martin and Clara Bock Schlimme. She and Nyal "Bob" Ravenstein were married June 14, 1940, in Lawrence, Kan. He died Nov. 23, 1987...
Thomas Glastetter (03/25/09)
Thomas L. Glastetter, 57, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, March 23, 2009, at his home. He was born Jan. 8, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, son of Louis and Anna Bucher Glastetter. He and Martha Blattel Glastetter were married April 12, 1980, at Benton, Mo. Glastetter was a 1970 graduate of Kelly High School. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. He was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Church...
Christopher Britzman (03/25/09)
Christopher Edward William Britzman, 18 days, of Jackson died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born March 3, 2009, in Cape Girardeau, son of Amber E. Britzman. Survivors include his mother; maternal grandparents, Ruth Britzman and Mary Britzman of Jackson, Jerry May of Atlanta; paternal grandparents, Kathy Fowler and William Palmer of Cape Girardeau; maternal great-grandparents, Don and Marilyn May of Iron Mountain, Mo.; paternal great-grandmothers, Pearline Linhart of Marble Hill, Mo., and Dora Apodoca of Phoenix.. ...
Carl Warren (03/25/09)
Carl D. Warren, 85, of Carlinville, Ill., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Friday, March 20, 2009, at Heritage Manor in Carlinville. He was born Sept. 17, 1923, at Taskee, Mo., son of Charles and Jenni Frailey Warren. He and Dora Jean Fitzgerald were married Oct. 11, 1946, at Cottage Hills, Ill...
Births 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
Steil Son to John Wesley and Jessica Michelle Steil Jr. of Bell City, Mo., Saint Francis Medical Center, 2:08 p.m. Thursday, March 19, 2009. Name, Zachary Eli. Weight, 7 pounds, 3 ounces. First child. Mrs. Steil is the former Jessica Green, daughter of Sandra Hunsperger and Billy Green of Bell City. She is a medical assistant at Cross Trails Medical Center. Steil is the son of Anna Mae Steil and John Steil Sr. of Advance, Mo. He is an assistant pressman at Concord Publishing...
Fire report 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: n At 7:24 p.m., an alarm at the 1100 block of South West End Boulevard. Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: n At 10:10 a.m., emergency medical service in the 1900 block of Big Bend Road...
Police report 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests n A 15-year-old boy was cited into juvenile court for third-degree assault. n Jennifer L. Steger, 25, of Jackson was arrested on suspicion of driving while revoked...
Out of the past 03/25/09 (03/25/09)
25 years ago: March 25, 1984 The Army Corps of Engineers has given a favorable recommendation for implementation of the proposed Cape LaCroix Creek flood control project; approval of the plan clears the way for completion of the project, pending financial arrangements...
Corrections 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors...
Congress has a panic attack (03/25/09)
A 21st-century political maxim goes something like this: When the going gets tough, create a diversion. Faced with a recession that appeared virtually unfazed by $3 trillion (so far) in federal bailouts and handouts, Congress looked for ways to detract from the failed policies that resulted in the credit meltdown, mortgage failures, home foreclosures, spiraling unemployment, bankruptcies and government spending of historic proportions...
Speak Out 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
The do-nothings I am disturbed that our country seems to have lost its way. We idolize media characters who have nothing to lose by wagging their tongues. We accept those who cheat unless caught. If they are caught, they get to keep their spoils. We think the way to progress is on the backs of our fellow workers. ...
Prayer 3/25/09 (03/25/09)
Help us, O God, to understand our shortcomings in this life. Amen.
Habitat Home (03/25/09)
This is a the first section of the Habitat home moving down N Main St in the redstar area!
THE GUNSLINGER (03/25/09)
THIS IS A FREE HAND PAINTING BY MY BROTHER AS YOU CAN SEE HE PLACED WELL IN AN ART SHOW IN SPRINGFEILD MO
Move the House (03/25/09)
Moss Mobile Home Moves moving the habitat for humanity home to it's permanent location in the 1600 block of N Main St.
BRENLY AND LANDON GOING FOR A RIDE (03/25/09)
TAKING A RIDE AROUND THE YARD ON A SUNNY DAY..
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (03/25/09)
Lola is 3 years old. She is very sweet! Lola is available for adoption at The Humane Society of Southeast Missouri, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
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