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Stories from Sunday, March 29, 2009

Animal attack kills dog in Missouri Bootheel; residents suspect big cat (03/29/09)
HORNERSVILLE, Mo. ญญญ-- Harley, a bloodhound belonging to Aaron Jamerson of Hornersville, died Tuesday as a result of the wounds from a March 19 attack. The attack occurred in the woods near Jamerson's home in Hornersville and has been speculated to have been caused by a large animal of the cat family. The dog was treated by a veterinarian and taken home. Following the attack, the dog refused to eat...
Missouri pension plans by the numbers (03/29/09)
Most Missouri public employees are members of a taxpayer-supported retirement system. They all work essentially the same way, with annual contributions placed into investments ranging from stocks to real estate to government bonds. Some plans require employees to contribute. ...
Shockley sentence for murder now up to judge after Carter County jury can't decide (03/29/09)
WEST PLAINS, Mo. -- A Carter County jury deliberated three hours Saturday afternoon but was unable to agree on whether a Van Buren, Mo., man should be sentenced to death or life in prison for gunning down a Missouri State Highway Patrol trooper. The fate of Lance D. Shockley, 32, is now in the hands of Presiding Circuit Judge David Evans...
Recruiting day: Hundreds of prospective students and their parents tour SEMO (03/29/09)
Mary O'Connell is still uncertain about her area of study. "I'm not sure, maybe education, maybe business," said O'Connell, a high school junior from St. Peters, Mo. She's also unsure about which college to attend. About 450 prospective students and their parents, including the O'Connells, came to Southeast Missouri State University on Saturday for tours and information sessions. ...
Dexter man charged in stabbing (03/29/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A late-night stabbing incident has landed a Dexter man in jail on two felony charges, with a bond set at $75,000. William Lee Smith, 35, is accused of attempting to stab two people, Detective Lt. Trevor Pulley of the Dexter Police Department said in a news release...
Presiding commissioner writes lawmakers, urging 'no' vote on House Sunshine bill (03/29/09)
Gerald Jones, Cape Girardeau County's presiding commissioner, says a bill aimed at strengthening Missouri's Open Meetings and Records Act would "impose undue hardships on county commissioners across the state." He sent a letter to nearly 20 lawmakers, urging them to vote 'no' on House Bill 316, sponsored by Rep. Tim Jones, R-St. Louis County...
Revival of local NAACP group welcomed by many (03/29/09)
The reactivation of the Cape Girardeau chapter of the NAACP became official Saturday with the installation of officers at the VFW hall. Many of the more than 50 people who attended the event thought it was long overdue. "I felt it was time for us as a community to come together," said Emanuel Harris of Cape Girardeau, who will serve on the executive board of the local chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People...
Some West Park Mall retailers report strong or steady sales (03/29/09)
Retailers at West Park Mall in Cape Girardeau say sales performances have been mixed but are hoping the spring and summer bring better results. The Commerce Department reported Friday that consumer spending increased by 0.2 percent in February, following a 1 percent rise in January, the biggest one-month gain in three-and-a-half years. The gains followed a record six straight months of declines...
Economy hits Missouri's public pension funds (03/29/09)
Just as a falling stock market erodes the value of individual retirement accounts, Missouri's public pension programs are also suffering. But unlike IRAs or 401(k) plans, public pensions promise fixed payouts. When investment values fall, the difference must be made up from taxpayers through larger employer contributions and more from the paychecks of public employees...
Fargo, N.D., gets good news with revised flood forecast (03/29/09)
FARGO, N.D. -- Fargo's fears of a catastrophic flood eased Saturday with word that the Red River apparently crested at lower-than-expected levels, and weary residents turned their attention to ensuring their hastily built levees hold up against an onslaught of ice-laden water expected to stay high for at least a week...
At 100, she's still a key aide to Neb. lawmakers (03/29/09)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- When Sally Gordon was born in 1909, workers hadn't even started building Nebraska's Capitol, where she still works. On Thursday, her 100th birthday, hundreds of people came to honor the woman who has served as an assistant sergeant-at-arms for the Nebraska Legislature for 26 years and was an aide to three governors before that...
Space shuttle Discovery lands in Florida after short delay (03/29/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Shuttle Discovery and its crew of seven returned to Earth on Saturday and wrapped up a construction mission that left the international space station with all its solar wings and extra electrical power. Discovery swooped through a cloudy sky and landed at NASA's spaceport in midafternoon, a little later than initially planned...
Doctors say test of device that blocks strokes shows promise (03/29/09)
ORLANDO, Fla. -- A novel device to treat a common heart problem that can lead to stroke showed promise in testing, but not without risk, new research shows. The experimental device, called the Watchman, is the first to try to permanently fix atrial fibrillation, a heartbeat problem afflicting more than 2 million Americans. A federal Food and Drug Administration panel will consider it next month...
Police chief checks Blackberry, hits car (03/29/09)
FEDERAL WAY, Wash. -- The police chief of the south Seattle suburb of Federal Way has issued a public apology for a minor traffic accident that happened while he was checking his BlackBerry in his unmarked police car. Apparently police chief Brian Wilson stopped for a red light March 18 and glanced down at his BlackBerry to view e-mails. He then took his foot off the brake and collided with the car in front of him...
'Dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania' arrested (03/29/09)
HARRISBURG, Pa. -- A retired police chief says he was robbed by "probably the dumbest criminal in Pennsylvania." It happened Friday morning at police officers' convention near Harrisburg, where 300 narcotics officers from Pennsylvania and Ohio were gathered...
Headmaster sucks life out of vampire rumors (03/29/09)
BOSTON -- The headmaster of a prestigious Boston school is trying to drive a stake through rumors that vampires roam the campus. Lynne Mooney Teta sent a notice Thursday to teachers, students and parents associated with Boston Latin School. She denied the presence of vampires and said recent rumors were disrupting classes...
Lights dim around the globe for Earth Hour (03/29/09)
BONN, Germany -- From an Antarctic research base to the Great Pyramids of Egypt and beyond, the world switched off the lights on Saturday for Earth Hour, dimming skyscrapers, city streets and some of the world's most recognizable monuments for 60 minutes to highlight the threat of climate change...
European protesters march in G20 rallies (03/29/09)
LONDON -- Thousands of people marched through European cities Saturday to demand jobs, economic justice and environmental accountability, kicking off six days of protest and action planned in the run-up to the G20 summit this week in London. In London, more than 150 groups threw their backing behind the "Put People First" march. ...
Police break up demonstration in Madagascar (03/29/09)
ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar -- Police in Madagascar's capital broke up an opposition demonstration by shooting into the air and using tear gas Saturday, Hospital officials said 34 people were injured. The demonstrators, supporters of Madagascar's ousted President Marc Ravalomanana, had tried to converge on a central square where the president's rival had held demonstrations in recent months...
Gunfight erupts as Iraqi Sunni leader arrested (03/29/09)
BAGHDAD -- A gunfight erupted Saturday in central Baghdad after the local leader of a Sunni group that broke with al-Qaida was arrested for his alleged role in terrorist acts, Iraqi officials said. Adil al-Mashhadani, the head of an Awakening Council group, was detained Saturday along with an aide after a warrant was issued for his arrest, Iraqi military spokesman Maj. Gen. Qassim al-Moussawi said...
Homer-happy Redhawks sweep (03/29/09)
Southeast Missouri State knew an improved Tennessee-Martin baseball team would not be an easy touch Saturday. The Skyhawks weren't -- but the Redhawks still swept a doubleheader to extend their winning streak. "We were lucky," Southeast junior catcher Jim Klocke said...
Haseltine provides some pop in lineup (03/29/09)
Matt Wagner hit the game-winning home run in the opener of Saturday's doubleheader. But without Louie Haseltine's clutch blast, the contest never would have gotten to Wagner. Haseltine belted a three-run shot with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning to pull Southeast Missouri State into a 5-5 tie with visiting Tennessee-Martin...
Redhawks split pair with Tennessee Tech (03/29/09)
Giana Zimmerman continued her impressive rookie season for the Southeast Missouri State softball team Saturday. Zimmerman struck out a career-high 13 batters to lead the Redhawks past visiting Tennessee Tech 3-2 in the first game of a doubleheader. That marked the Eagles' first Ohio Valley Conference loss of the season, but they bounced back in the nightcap to pound Southeast 13-0 in a five-inning, run-rule contest...
Area digest (03/29/09)
Beasley cards ace at Kimbeland C.C. Dave Beasley of Jackson recorded his second career hole in one Thursday at Kimbeland Country Club. Beasley used a pitching wedge to ace No. 4, a par 3 playing 126 yards. Ray Wilhelm, Todd Smith and Scott Masterson witnessed Beasley's shot...
Area calendar (03/29/09)
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...
St. Louis on the cheap: Beyond the Arch and zoo (03/29/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The French who founded the city in 1764 left instructions for having a good time. The Germans brought the beer, built the brick mansions and got things organized. Henry Shaw, inspired by the gardens of his native England, created a magnificent botanical garden. The Italians contributed The Hill neighborhood of tidy working-class homes and terrific restaurants, bakeries and specialty food shops...
Memory books provide service and educate Jackson youths on Alzheimer's (03/29/09)
Nancy Gillard spends a lot of time with Alzheimer's patients. The Crown Hospice volunteer coordinator sees the affects of the disease on a weekly basis. She recently had the idea to create a universal memory book to help Alzheimer's patients at area nursing homes connect and interact with their families, therapists, caregivers and volunteers...
Fair at Cape Girardeau church aims to educate on child abuse (03/29/09)
April is child abuse awareness month and local support groups and community service organizations have planned a Children's Fair for fun and education. Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, Cape Girardeau Police and the D.A.R.E. car, Kids in Christian Karate School, a rock climbing wall, magic show, food stands, balloons, games for children and child advocacy support group booths will create the 1st annual Children's Fair from 10 a.m. ...
VFW state and district citizenship education award (03/29/09)
Martha Floyd, St. Paul Lutheran School seventh- and eigth-grade language arts teacher, was presented the Veterans of Foreign Wars state and district citizenship education award recently at a VFW Auxiliary meeting. Floyd supports VFW citizenship programs and teaches her students what it means to respect and honor veterans. Floyd was recommended for the award by St. Paul Lutheran School principal Timothy Mirly. Floyd is active in the community with involvement in 4-H Club...
FYI 3/29/09 (03/29/09)
Sikeston class of '89 seeking members The Sikeston, Mo., High School class of 1989 is making plans for its 20-year class reunion June 19 to 20. Class members have set up a website for classmates to reconnect at sikeston89.ning.com. Class members who would like more information on the reunion or to join the site can contact Tracey Crowe Glenn at tracey.glenn@att.net or Richard McGill at rmcgill@sikeston.k12.mo.us...
Musical performance at Cape Legion hall to benefit Relay for Life team (03/29/09)
Casey Benefield and the band Every Other Chair will hold a benefit performance for the MedAssets Relay for Life Team from 8 to 10 p.m. April 11 at the American Legion hall in Cape Girardeau. "We just wanted to support and raise money for the MedAssets team and for all other people that have had cancer," said Benefield in an e-mail. ...
What's happening today 3/29/09 (03/29/09)
Community Meal at the Red Door Christ Episcopal Church opens its doors for a free community meal from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. with a variety of homemade soups, grilled sandwiches and dessert. The chuch is at is 101 N. Fountain St. Whole-hog sausage breakfast...
Good citizens receive awards (03/29/09)
The Kingshighway Chapter of the Daughters of American Revolution held its Good Citizenship Awards ceremony recently at the Clara Drinkwater Newnam Library in Charleston, Mo. Recipients were Eric Rolwing of Charleston High School, Kirstie Mangels of Oran High School, Kimberly Jennings of Sikeston High School, Laura Felter of Kelly High School, Sara Smelser of New Madrid County Central High School and Libby Burger of Scott City High School. ...
Zalma alumnus graduates basic training (03/29/09)
Air Force Airman Caleb M. Bohnsack graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, after completing an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Two local students advance in oratorical contest (03/29/09)
"For Me, Optimism Is ..." was the topic of this year's Southeast Missouri Regional Optimist Oratorical Contest, held recently at the Osage Community Centre. Winners Jasmine Adams of Sikeston, Mo., and Hayley Keith of Marble Hill, Mo., will advance to district finals April 25 in Ashland, Mo. The International Optimist Oratorical Contest awards more than $150,000 in college scholarships annually...
SEMO bass angler teams compete in regional tournament (03/29/09)
Three teams from the Southeast Missouri State University Bass Anglers team just returned from another successful regional tournament on Lake Dardanelle in Russellville, Ark. The teams competed March 20 to 21 on this 34,000 acre impoundment but were met with weather which resulted in tough fishing conditions...
Jackson graduate completes basic training (03/29/09)
Air Force Airman Corey D. Trowbridge 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. ...
United Way celebrates contributions to 2008 campaign (03/29/09)
The United Way of Southeast Missouri celebrated its 2008 campaign completion and successes with a lunch and at Cape West 14 Cine Thursday. Under the 2008 campaign theme, "Live United," United Way raised $1,175,531.94. The number comes in $100,000 short of their contribution goal of $1,275,000...
Rescue dogs learn good behavior (03/29/09)
On Wednesday, the first All Rescue Dog obedience class graduated. These dogs and their handlers have been working for six weeks with the goal of testing for the Canine Good Citizen certification. The CGC is a certification offered by the American Kennel Club that is earned by dogs with proven manners and social skills...
Marilynn Melton (03/29/09)
Marilynn Ann (Taz) Melton, 54, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, March 26, 2009, at St. Louis University Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Aug. 11, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of James R. and Dorthea A. Rafferty Maxwell. Melton was a graduate of St. Mary Grade School in 1969 and Notre Dame High School in 1973...
Mary Lou Moreland (03/29/09)
Mary Lou Moreland, 80, of Mounds, Ill., died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo, Ill.
Dr. J. Christopher Schnell (03/29/09)
Dr. J. Christopher Schnell, 66, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 27, 2009, at The Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at St. Vincent de Paul Church. Funeral Mass will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the church. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Primm Voss (03/29/09)
Primm L. "Lee" Voss, 73, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. He was born Aug. 17, 1935, in Seventy-Six, Mo., the son of Primm John and Fayvette Parker Voss. Lee spent 35 years in broadcasting, working as a radio announcer and producer with stations across the middle and western U.S. Later in his career he achieved hard-earned success in the insurance business and in commodity trading...
Ruth Neels (03/29/09)
WEBSTER GROVES, Mo. -- Ruth M. Neel, 83, of Webster Groves, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Friday, March 27, 2009, at Ballwin, Mo. She was born May 9, 1925, at Belgique, Mo., daughter of Leo and Matilda L'Hote Neels. Neels was an executive secretary for Ralston-Purina Corp. for 25 years, and after her retirement she was a volunteer for the Arthritis Foundation, American Lung Association and Talking Tapes...
Donald Bonney (03/29/09)
Donald Lee "Don" Bonney, 71, was called into the hands of the Lord, at his home, on March 27, 2009, after a three-year battle with cancer. Don and his wife resided at Saxony Village in Cape Girardeau the past five years. They are formerly of Jackson...
Wilma Schumer (03/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Wilma M. Schumer, 92, of Perryville died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Nov. 15, 1916, in Biehle, Mo., daughter of Theodore and Mary Ruch Lappe. She and Edward F. Schumer were married Nov. 15, 1941. He died July 18, 2004...
Lorene Parkinson (03/29/09)
Lorene Parkinson, age 85, of Olive Branch, Ill., passed away at 2:02 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2009, at Chateau Girardeau in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 6, 1924, in Thebes, Ill., the daughter of Herbert and Onie Lee Trammel Wyatt. She is survived by her husband, Edward Parkinson of Olive Branch; six children, Sherry (Gordon) Windings of Villa Ridge, Ill., Earl Russell Jr. ...
Morgan - Koerber (03/29/09)
April Kay Morgan and Dustin Michael Koerber were united in marriage Nov. 1, 2008, at Trinity Lutheran Church. Gary Hoffstetter performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Katie Morgan of Gordonville and Rick Morgan of Jackson. The groom is the son of Mark and Susan Koerber of Gordonville...
Tuschhoff - Palisch (03/29/09)
Heather Nicole Tuschhoff and Derek James Palisch exchanged vows Dec. 6, 2008, at New McKendree United Methodist Church in Jackson. The ceremony was performed by Jimmie Corbin of Jackson and Charles Weber of St. Louis. Organist was Linda Thompson, and vocalists were Cheryl, James and Aaron Fortner, all of Jackson...
Farrow - Briner (03/29/09)
Sarah Louise Farrow and Neil Christopher Briner were married June 21, 2008, at Bollinger Mill State Historic Site. Morris Cobb performed the ceremony. Keyboardist was Justin Briner of Holten, Kan., cousin of the groom. Vocalist was Ashley Reed of Oak Ridge...
Eftink - Uhrhan (03/29/09)
Stacey Lynn Eftink and Scott Joseph Uhrhan were married Oct. 18, 2008, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. Monsignor Phil Bucher performed the ceremony. Organist was Lanell Lange of Randles, and vocalists were Kristi Schlosser of Perkins, Mo., cousin of the bride, and Danny Schlosser of Painton, Mo...
Daniels - Best (03/29/09)
Mark and Mary Vomund of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Breanna Elizabeth Daniels, to Larry Dean Best Jr., both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Jack and Laura Taber of Cape Girardeau. Daniels is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree as a medical administrative assistant in August...
Kluesner - Berens (03/29/09)
Tim and Renee Kluesner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Trisha Janel Kluesner, to Christian Luke Berens. He is the son of Paul and Carol Berens of Cape Girardeau. Kluesner is a 2005 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is finance manager at Red Letter Communications Inc...
Behrle - Lauck (03/29/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Dale and Rene Behrle of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Behrle, to Matthew Lauck. He is the son of Eugene and Norma Lauck of Perryville. Behrle is a 2002 graduate of St. Vincent's High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in integrated marketing communications from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is a sales representative with Mississippi River Radio...
Wessel - Johnson (03/29/09)
Denny and Jane Wessel of Gordonville announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Rae Wessel, to Adam Charles Johnson. He is the son of John and Patricia Johnson of Advance, Mo. Wessel is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in health management from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is employed at Marathon Benefits Group of Cape Girardeau...
Mirgaux - Crook (03/29/09)
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. Mirgaux is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at National Asset Recovery Services...
Medlin - Gierse (03/29/09)
Ronald and Brenda Medlin of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Medlin, to Alex Wiley Gierse. He is the son of Robert and Nancy Gierse of Farmington, Mo. Medlin is a 2003 graduate of Sikeston High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University in 2007, and expects to receive a master's degree in business administration from the university in May. ...
Honor roll - Oak Ridge Middle and High School (03/29/09)
Third Quarter 6th grade: Brooke Grable, Kelly Hahs, Cody Kinder, Lane Lukefahr, Kolt Metje, Victoria Morgan, Leah Puchbauer, Cierra Reimann, Marissa Schamburg, Jacob Seabaugh, Chelsea Seyer, Kaleb Siemer, Rebecca Slinkard, Zach Watkins, Kaylen Woods...
Honor Roll - Woodland Elementary School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 2nd grade: Wyatt Allen, Alexis Allhands, Zebin Andrews, Brianna Arnzen, Taylor Bolin, Dalton Boyer, Jacob Byland, Heather Clowes, Quinn Hammers, Gracie Huffman, Mariah Jordan, Nathan Kaminskas, Jaden Kight, Paige Kozicky, Shaina Lape, Lainey Long, Jared Merrell, Hunter Pogue, Hailey Rhodes, James Ricketts, Karson Skinner, Karsten Sowers, Katelyn Wall...
Honor Roll - Nell Holcomb School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 6th grade: Brandi Bertrand, Jeremiah Halter, Ryan May, Abbie Sinn, Megan Wadley 7th grade: Julie Bollinger, Kadie Orenstein, Dylan Wachter 8th grade: Daniel Bollinger, Jacob Schenimann, Jason Welker B Honor Roll 6th grade: Austin Atchley, Kailen Boren, Riley Duncan, Haley Ehlers, C.J, Fox, Quentin Goode, Hayden Lynn, Ali Norder, Taylor Powell, Nicole Reynolds, Roy Terry, Justin Trickey, Sierra Welker, Chance Ziegler...
Honor Roll - St. Augustine School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 4th grade: Sierra Delrosa, Adrianna Landewee, Holly Reinagel 5th grade: Alex Bradshaw, Madeline Essner, Stephanie Jansen, Christina Scherer, Clayton Stull, Anne Ziegler 6th grade: Christian Job, Evan Keesee, Jacob LeGrand 7th grade: Amy Blattel, Josh Jansen...
Honor Roll - Notre Dame Regional High School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A honor Roll 9th grade: Savanna Ayers, Morgan Bass, Mark Blanton, Neelye Blue, Katherine Bohn, Cory Bunger, Summer Burger, Seth Cramer, Abby Crites, Alec Domjan, Madeline Dufek, Katherine Edwards, Brittany Essner, Kacie Gaines, Ricky Hendershott, Cynthia Hoffman, Kayla Holland, James Holloway, Madison Huckstep, Matthew Jedlinski, Kelly Kapp, Elizabeth Kiblinger, Will Kinder, Gunnar Knudtson, Ryan Ladd, Jonathan Lynch, Adam McCoy, Sarah McCrate, Sarah Mittrucker, Morgan Morris, Myeongin Oh, Jessica Pfau, Erin Phelps, Isaac Protzel, Adam Raines, Hali Rendleman, Seth Robert, Trevor Ross, Olivia Roth, Philip Schuchardt, Keira Soutar, Mackenzie Strieker, Chao Nan Teng, Kenneth Tiffany, Emily Triller, Hunter Urhahn, Brady Vetter.. ...
Honor Roll - St. Mary Cathedral School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 4th Grade: Noah Arnzen, Raymond Boos, Alleigh Emmenderfer, Elizabeth Keene, Dillon Landewee, Garrett Landewee, Calli Nanney, Michael Rosenquist, Tariq Said, Courtney Schlosser, Savanah Seyer, Nick Wiesner. 5th Grade: Tyler Essner, William Keene, Carson Ketcher, Claire Landewee, Emily Timpe, Alecia Totton...
Honor Roll - Oran Elementary School (03/29/09)
Third Quarter A Honor Roll 3rd grade: Kamryn Graviett, Kenzie Graviett, Lexi Davis, Klayton Gosche, Malia LeGrand 4th grade: Destiny Kramer 5th grade: Ashlyn McIntosh, Emily Phillips 6th grade: Allison Cummins, Karrie Graviett, Sabrena Shipley, Lera Rose, Taylor Olin...
Honor Roll - Trinity Lutheran School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 5th grade: Madison Brune, Alaina Childers, Tess Daniel, Jenna Hale, Trent Waltz, Logan Welker, Raegan Wieser 6th grade: Abby Breite, Lauren Buerck, Luke LeGrand. Alex Melton, Joshua Vogel 7th grade: Julie Aufdenberg, Danielle Childers, Jacquelyn Kiefner, Chandler Short...
Honor Roll - Eagle Ridge Christian School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll Kindergarten: Riley Bollinger, Jasmine Brown, Tristen Cramer, Paige Dewrock, Zakary Mayfield, William Pfaff, Destin Roth, Logan Schwiegger, Alex Thomas, Coleson Titus. 1st grade: Matthew Blunt, Haley Brazel, Austin Estes, Abbey Heisserer, Anthony Heisserer, Micah Herron, Al'Lexia Kluttz, Hudson McVay...
Honor roll - Alma Schrader Elementary School (03/29/09)
3rd Quarter A Honor Roll 4th grade: Shaun Allen, Ethan Arnn, Sarah Barker, Bashir Brimah, Jordan Collins, Amy Dai, Skylar Deimund, Caitlyn Dumey, Sophia Gentle, Andrea Guebert, Emily Harris, Brady Hendershott, Tara Hester, Matthew Holman, Nia Johnson, Bennett Kidd, Spencer Kidd, Josh Markhart, Hannah McGill, Lexi McMahon, Connor Murphy, Alyssa Ogle, Elizabeth Orr, Kellie Propst, Noah Ray, Gavin Sample, Keegan Stout, Levi Strickland, Drew Thatcher, Rachel Thornsberry, Sydney Tollison, McKenzie Umfleet, Elizabeth Ustinov, Ellen Wang, Kunita Williams. ...
Police report 03/29/09 (03/29/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs n Jacob G. Schlamer, 18, of Thebes, Ill., was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, being a minor in possession, no seat belts and operating a motor vehicle with no headlights...
Fire report 03/29/09 (03/29/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: n At 4:59 p.m., emergency medical service on Parker Drive. n At 6:56 p.m., emergency medical service on Notre Dame Drive. n At 10:06 p.m., emergency medical service in the 100 block of Broadway...
Out of the past 3/29/09 (03/29/09)
25 years ago: March 29, 1984 Dr. Fred L. Snider, a member of the Southeast Missouri State University since 1969, has been appointed registrar at the school; he will succeed Alton Bray, who is retiring in August; Bray has been employed at the university since 1943...
Education, democracy and you (03/29/09)
By Paul Nenninger There is a school board election April 7. Do we all want the best in education for our children, students and community? Well, not quite all of us want that. In the 2008 school board election only 19 percent of the registered voters in the Cape Girardeau School District bothered to vote...
His & Hers: Parenting to distraction (03/29/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID Already the difference in parenting styles is apparent. Bob and I generally have the same values. We share the same interests -- even the same profession. ...
A great time to buy a house (03/29/09)
Yes, the economy in general is struggling. But there are bright spots too. Reports of economic indicators this past week were better than most analysts had expected. The stock markets reacted positively, restoring billions of dollars, on paper, to the value of investments that had languished as the recession deepened over more than a year. For most 401(k) investors, last week's rally was good especially good news...
Protect animals from abuse (03/29/09)
I recently read about an unspeakable tragedy that was narrowly averted because of the courageous action of just one person. Eight starving horses were wasting away in a field while their owners failed to provide food, water or veterinary care. The horses ate bark off trees in a desperate attempt to stave off their hunger, but it wasn't enough. ...
City needs to fight poverty (03/29/09)
I am writing to make our community aware of the financial impoverishment in this area. According to Census Bureau information, 15.2 percent of Cape Girardeau's population is below the poverty line. This means that for a family of four the household income is less than $19,350 a year. I think it takes an organized and strong person to do the best he or she can to provide for a family with such little financial resources...
Speak Out 3/29/09 (03/29/09)
Advisory role I'M beginning to question the function of the Cape Girardeau County Road and Bridge Advisory Committee. Unlike elected officials who are accountable to the voters, the committee members do not have that accountability. Here is one experience. ...
Prayer 3/29/09 (03/29/09)
For unexpected smiles and nods of encouragement, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
An Interview with Missouri Rep. Jim Guest (03/29/09)
On 26 March 2009 I was at the state Capitol in Jefferson City, Missouri to interview Republican State Representative Jim Guest who represents the Fifth Legislative district in Northwest Missouri. The appointment had been made weeks in advance so I had no idea what kind of political maelstrom I was walking into when we scheduled the interview. Rep. Guest will be the speaker at the Eighth Annual Col. John T. Coffee Camp Confederate Heritage Dinner on 18April2009...
Local Players Hoop It Up (03/29/09)
March is famous for basketball and local athletes had their chance to shine during the 14th Annual Rotary Hoopfest in Jackson. The tournament offered good competitive play for various age groups starting as young as 10 years old. But, for those looking to pull down some cold cash, the real action was in the King Of The Court Division...
West Lane Elementary students enjoying The Small Town Boyz (03/29/09)
West Lane students rockin' to the sounds of The Small Town Boyz!
Tooting Their Own Horns (03/29/09)
The fourth graders at South Elementary play their recorders at the "Back in the 50's" music program.
Elvis Lives (03/29/09)
Elvis performed at South Elementary's 4th grade Music Program on Tuesday, March 24th.
Piano Solo (03/29/09)
Abby, a fourth grader at South Elementary plays a piano solo at the "Back in the 50's" music program.
The Flying Purple People Eater (03/29/09)
The Flying Purple People Eater entertains at South Elementary's Fourth Grade Music Program.
Back in the 50's (03/29/09)
Back in the 50's was the theme for the fourth grade students musical program at South Elementary on March 24th.
Small Town Boyz rock West Lane Elementary (03/29/09)
The Small Town Boyz took time out of their busy schedule to play for the students of West Lane Elementary on Friday, March 27th.
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