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Stories from Sunday, April 12, 2009

Nell Holcomb bus driver finished afternoon route following head-on collision Wednesday morning (04/12/09)
A school bus driver involved in a crash last week that left 13 injured made her afternoon rounds the same day as the wreck, school and public safety officials said. All of the Nell Holcomb students treated after the accident suffered relatively minor injuries and were released from the hospital by noon that day, said East County Fire Protection District chief Dwayne Kirchhoff...
Soggy conditions move Cape Girardeau egg hunt to Osage Community Centre again (04/12/09)
For the second year in a row, the 16th annual Schnucks Easter Egg Hunt was held indoors at the Osage Community Centre in Cape Girardeau because of soggy conditions. Beginning at 9 a.m. with children ages 2 to 3 -- and with a little bit of help from parents -- the floor was picked clean of a variety of treats within a few minutes...
Economic report shows fewer counties in Southeast Missouri reported increase in unemployment (04/12/09)
Fewer counties in Southeast Missouri reported an increase in unemployment during the fourth quarter of 2008, but the overall unemployment rate continued to rise, according to a report recently released by the Southeast Missouri State University Center for Economic and Business Research...
Campbell, Mo., parents seek more newborn tests after son dies from rare disease (04/12/09)
CAMPBELL, Mo. -- Brady Cunningham was once all baby fat and blond curls. But after the cooing, smiles and studying looks of his first months came endless crying, intense pain and unexplained tremors. In the months before his life ended Monday -- at home, in the arms of his parents and days before his first birthday -- Brady's pain was at times so fierce, his father said, that the boy developed six-pack abdominal muscles from the straining...
University of Missouri president denounces concealed gun bill (04/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- University of Missouri system president Gary Forsee has denounced a bill approved by the Missouri House that would allow concealed weapons on college campuses. Forsee said in a written statement that the bill "increases the risk that our university family could be put in harm's way."...
Missouri House bill would let charter schools buy buildings fro school boards (04/12/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Rep. Chris Kelly says his co-sponsoring of a bill that would allow school boards to sell their buildings to any highest bidder -- including charter schools -- is his way of looking out for taxpayers. The Columbia Democrat is still opposed to school choice or charter schools, but said he wants "to get the best return for taxpayers."...
Jefferson City visitors bureau looks at tours of historic Missouri prison (04/12/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- One hundred years before Alcatraz opened, the Missouri State Penitentiary was in operation. When it closed Sept. 15, 2004, it was the oldest operating prison west of the Mississippi River. For 170 years, citizens wondered what was behind "The Walls." And when they had their first opportunity to go inside, more than 20,000 toured in two days...
Number of POW benefit claimants exceeds recorded POWs (04/12/09)
Prisoners of war suffer in ways most veterans don't, enduring forced marches, torture or other trauma that may haunt them long afterward. In partial recompense, the government extends them special benefits, from free parking and tax breaks to priority in medical treatment...
California Sunday school teacher booked in child death (04/12/09)
TRACY, Calif. -- Police said Saturday they do not know what motivated the Sunday school teacher they arrested on suspicion of kidnapping and killing an 8-year-old girl whose body was found in a suitcase dumped in an irrigation pond. Melissa Huckaby, 28, a local minister's granddaughter, was arrested late Friday about five hours after she drove herself to the local police station at the request of officers, said police Sgt. ...
Lawyers question evidence in Chandra Levy case (04/12/09)
WASHINGTON -- There are plenty of witnesses in the case against an imprisoned Salvadoran immigrant accused of killing former D.C. intern Chandra Levy: the ex-girlfriend who says she was beaten, other women he's convicted of attacking and a man believed to be a fellow inmate...
U.S. ship reaches Kenya without kidnapped captain (04/12/09)
MOMBASA, Kenya -- Nineteen American sailors reached safe harbor Saturday days after escaping a pirate hijacking off the Horn of Africa, exhilarated by freedom but mourning the absence of the captain they hailed for sacrificing his freedom to save them...
Protesters force Thailand to cancel Asia summit (04/12/09)
PATTAYA, Thailand -- Thailand evacuated Asian leaders by helicopter after hundreds of anti-government protesters stormed into their summit site Saturday, forcing the country's embattled prime minister to cancel the meeting. The latest fiasco in Thailand's political crisis increased the threat of violence and a possible military crackdown...
100,000 Tamil supporters march through London (04/12/09)
LONDON -- At least 100,000 people marched Saturday in London to demand an immediate end to Sri Lanka's military offensive against Tamil Tiger rebels. Ethnic Tamils and their supporters packed the streets of the capital, brandishing Tamil Tiger flags and urging the U.K. to suspend development aid to Sri Lanka, a former British colony...
Rushin demands more (04/12/09)
After Jackson junior Jill Rushin won the discus competition at the Jackson Invitational on Saturday, she returned to the throwing circle to work on her form. She said she needed some extra practice. She wasn't satisfied with any of her throws despite her best one going 16 feet farther than the best throw by the second-place finisher...
Late offense carries Jackson at showcase (04/12/09)
FENTON -- Jackson girls soccer co-coach Justin McMullen signaled the No. 3 play as Indians sophomore Kasey Crowden prepared for a free kick from well outside the penalty area late in their game with Hazelwood Central on Saturday. McMullen had three fingers up on each hand and yelled the number, but Crowden could not see or hear her coach as the kick was taken from the far side of the field across from the Jackson bench...
High school roundup: Tigers' bats cool after hot start (04/12/09)
The Central baseball team went 2-3 at the DeSoto County Invitational in Southaven, Miss., this weekend. The Tigers opened the tournament with a pair of wins Thursday, but suffered two losses Friday and one Saturday. Jared Green took the loss in Saturday's game, a 9-2 setback to Southaven, Miss...
Southeast salvages one game (04/12/09)
MURRAY, Ky. -- It wasn't the weekend Southeast Missouri State was looking for. But after dropping the first two games of an Ohio Valley Conference series, the Redhawks were happy to leave Kentucky with a win. The Redhawks avoided a series sweep by holding off Murray State 9-6 in the nightcap of Saturday's doubleheader...
Southeast roundup: Softball team snaps 11-game skid (04/12/09)
The Southeast Missouri State softball team avoided a series sweep Saturday by beating host Tennessee-Martin 4-3. Southeast, 13-19 overall and 4-8 in the Ohio Valley Conference, snapped an 11-game losing streak. The Redhawks, who were swept in Friday's doubleheader, remained eighth in the nine-team OVC...
Senior right-hander suffers tough-luck loss in 3-1 defeat (04/12/09)
MURRAY, Ky. -- That Southeast Missouri State failed to sweep Saturday's doubleheader was no fault of senior Todd Strahlendorf. Strahlendorf pitched arguably the best game of his two-year Southeast career. It was Strahlendorf's misfortune to be matched against one of the Ohio Valley Conference's premier hurler...
Area calendar 4/12 (04/12/09)
Baseball Basketball Golf Miscellaneous Running Swimming Triathlon Volleyball Submit items by mail, fax or e-mail before noon each Wednesday to be included in the calendar....
Jackson sharpshooter ready for national free-throw competition (04/12/09)
It started with over 3 million shooters. Now it's down to 12. Jackson 12-year old Andrew Puchbauer is one of those 12. When Puchbauer started shooting free throws at the Elks Hoopshoot Competition in Jackson back in December, his goal was to get to the state competition...
Volunteers needed in Cape, Scott counties for National Volunteer Week (04/12/09)
Lend a hand where you can The Retired Senior Volunteer Program and Volunteer Intergenerational Center, serving Cape Girardeau and Scott Counties, are recruiting volunteers for National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25. Call 335-7555 or 573-887-3664 or email rsvpvic@sbcglobal.net for more information or to sign up for a volunteer position. Uou can:...
People in Southeast Missouri help others during volunteer week (04/12/09)
Amanda Siebert gets her jollies volunteering. "Service just makes me feel so alive," she said in an e-mail. "It's such an exhilirating feeling, and I would recommend it for any and everyone." Siebert is a diatetics major at Southeast Missouri State University who will participate in the Empty Bowls project during National Volunteer Week, April 19 to 25...
FYI 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
Library cancels scrapbooking club until June The Cape Girardeau Public Library Scrapbooking Club meetings have been canceled for April and May. The next scheduled meeting is at 10 a.m. June 13. Southeast Missourian continues book series As part of its ongoing book series, "Heartland Heroes to Remember," Concord Publishing is searching for photos, stories and other memorabilia of Korean War and Vietnam War veterans. ...
Central alumnus completes Army training (04/12/09)
Army Pvt. Dustin S. Welker graduated from One Station Unit Training at the U.S. Army Infantry School, Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. Welker completed basic military training and advanced individual training. He developed combat skills, handled various weapons available to the infantry soldier, received instruction in Army protocol, map reading, tactics, basic rifle marksmanship, physical fitness, field training, first aid skills and more specialized training, including survival operations during a nuclear, biological or chemical attack. ...
His & Hers: Parenthood is worth the pain (04/12/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID The first time I passed out after a shot in the booty, I was 11. I'd had a recurring case of strep throat for two months, and when my mom took me back to the doctor she warned me that I might need a shot. ...
Charles Mayberry Jr. (04/12/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Charles Mayberry Jr., 79, of Anna died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at the Illinois Veterans Home in Anna. He was born May 8, 1929, near Jonesboro, Ill., son of Charles and Clola Brown Mayberry. He and Susie I. Trout were married March 11, 1949, in Union County...
Bernice Winkler (04/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Bernice M. Winkler, 81, of Perryville died Friday, April 10, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. She was born April 1, 1928, in Perry County, Mo., daughter of Felix and Lora Roy Moore. She and Raymond D. Winkler were married Oct. 16, 1948, at Perryville. He died July 12, 1983...
John Green (04/12/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- John Edwin Green, 73, of Bloomfield died Friday, April 10, 2009, at home. He was born Aug. 7, 1935, in Advance, Mo., son of Barney W. and Edna Aline Hawkins Green. He attended Calvary Baptist Church in Dexter, Mo. Survivors include six brothers, Bill Green of Bloomfield, Jerry Green of St. ...
Estella Glenn (04/12/09)
MOUNDS, Ill. -- Estella Glenn, 95, of Mounds died Saturday, April 11, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. She was born June 16, 1913, at Tyler, Mo., daughter of Arthur and Cordelia Clark Henning. Glenn was a member of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Villa Ridge and a member of the Telecom Pioneers in Denver. She was an Illinois Bell Telephone operator 26 years, retiring Sept. 9, 1967...
Patrick Schumacher (04/12/09)
James Patrick Schumacher, 52, beloved son of Charlotte Edgar Schumacher and the late Leonard J. Schumacher, died early Sunday morning, March 29, 2009, at DePaul Hospital in St. Louis. Patrick was born March 16, 1957, in Cape Girardeau. He studied horticulture at the University of Missouri-Columbia...
Birth 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
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Clark - Summers (04/12/09)
Kara Lynn Clark and Trent Thomas Summers exchanged wedding vows Jan. 3. 2009, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Lectors were Tom Schulte of Jackson, uncle and godfather of the groom, and Bob Clark of Cape Girardeau, father of the bride...
Dalton - LaRose (04/12/09)
Heather Nicole Dalton and William Louis LaRose were united in marriage Sept. 27, 2008, at Drury Lodge in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Tim Morgan performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Michael and Cheryl Dalton of Jackson. The groom is the son of Lennie LaRose and Rhonda and Bob Stewart, all of Perryville, Mo...
Hood - Reckamp (04/12/09)
Abigail Mulholland Hood and Eric Anthony Reckamp were married May 24, 2008, at St. Gabriel the Archangel Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Bernie Schloemer performed the ceremony. Eucharistic ministers were Judge and Mrs. Joseph Hood of Lexington, Ky., uncle and aunt of the bride, and Katie Starkey of Lexington, aunt and godmother of the bride...
Emmendorfer - McKuin (04/12/09)
Angie Nicole Emmendorfer and Benjamin Ryan McKuin were married Sept. 27, 2008, at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. David Hulshof performed the ceremony. Pianist was Jeri Beussink, and vocalists were Mike Kohlfeld and John Thompson, uncle of the bride...
Hotz - Brown (04/12/09)
Edwin and Susan Proffer Hotz of St. Petersburg, Fla., announce the engagement of their daughter, Taylor Ann Hotz, to Russell Allen Brown. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Brown Jr. of Nashville, Tenn. Mrs. Hotz is formerly of Cape Girardeau. Hotz is a 2007 graduate of the University of Mississippi, where she majored in communicative disorders. She expects to receive a master of arts degree in communication disorders from Southeast Missouri State University this summer...
Sides - Kampmann (04/12/09)
David and Connie Sides of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Marie Sides, to Drue Scott Kampmann. He is the son of Gary and Janice Kampmann of Orion, Ill. Sides is a 2000 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a financial adviser with Edward Jones in St. Louis...
McMillan - Bueter (04/12/09)
Shirley Bucher of Benton, Mo., announces the engagement of her daughter, Gaylene Marie McMillan of Cape Girardeau, to Dale Kenneth Bueter of Dexter, Mo. He is the son of Ernestine Bueter of Advance, Mo. McMillan attended Delta High School. She is employed by the Social Security Administration in Cape Girardeau...
Blattner - Griffith (04/12/09)
Chris and Karen Blattner of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Brooke Ashley Blattner, to Brian Franklin Griffith. He is the son of Frank and Marilyn Griffith of Granite City, Ill. Blattner is a 1998 graduate of Jackson High School. She is attending Southeast Missouri State University, and is employed at Bob Evans Restaurant...
Hurst - Kerns (04/12/09)
Teresa and David Johnson of Marble Hill, Mo., and Dennis Hurst Jr. of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Marie Hurst, to Raymond Mamola Kerns, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Rose and Bob Couch of Fruitland and Victor and Sherry Kerns of Annapolis, Md...
McRaven - Berghoff (04/12/09)
Darryl McRaven of Jonesboro, Ill., and Becky Welker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle D. McRaven, to Linus J. Berghoff, both of Delta. He is the son of Leo and Hilda Berghoff of Kelso, Mo. McRaven is a 1992 graduate of Shawnee High School. She is employed at Small Engine Repair in Chaffee, Mo...
La Rose - Seyer (04/12/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Glen and Becky La Rose of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Alexandria Mary La Rose, to Cpl. Steven Christopher Seyer. He is the son of Ken and Wendy Seyer of Perryville and Lisa Seyer of Texas. La Rose is a 2007 graduate of Perryville High School. She is a student at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She is a teacher's aide at Child's World Play School in Ashland, Mo...
Cape Christian School (04/12/09)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Jay Green, Calli House, Bailey Janota, Rachael Koehler, Caitlyn Limbaugh, Paeton Outman, Sarah Pecord, Caroline Rollins, Zoe Schumer, Katelyn Smith, James Stroup, Kaylee Taylor 5th grade: Hannah Braswell, Davis Deimund, John Paul Goodman, Michael Harris, Audry Helms, Paris Johnson, Michaela Lovig, Ethan Mirgeaux, Clayton Monia, Megan Westcott...
Advance Junior and Senior High (04/12/09)
12th grade: Jacob Bond, Kadra Hindman, Logan Keene, Ashley Oberle, Blake Seabaugh, Kristin Simmers, Tyler Slinkard, Sarah Spears, Cody VanGennip, David VanGennip. 11th grade: Hannah Barr, Aftan Cato, Miranda Middleton, Michael Simmers...
Immaculate Conception School (04/12/09)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Taylor Allen, Shannon Beussink, William Gibbs, Gus Guilliams, Katie Hanners, Emme Outman, Landen Pehle, Lauryn Scheffel, Lizzie Spooler, Easton Wyatt. 5th grade: Clinton Gaskill, Elizabeth Gibbs, Madison Heisserer, Mitchell Heisserer, Tyler Nenninger, Renee Peters, Tyler Schumacker, Emma Sievers, Anna Triller...
Leopold Elementary School (04/12/09)
4th grade: Klara Beel, Blake Eeftink, Aly Fluchel, Jessie Holweg, Cole Jackson, Jack Jones, Evan Landewee, Ashley Nussbaum, Colby Thele, Alexis Weber, Kaitlyn Weber, Matt Woodfin 5th grade: Zach Beel, Brittany Garland, John Gray, Emily Seiler, Garrett Thele, Lexi Vandeven, Abby Weber, Shelby Yount...
Police report 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Assault; Theft; Property damage; Jackson: Burglary; Miscellaneous
Fire report 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday:...
Out of the past 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
25 years ago: April 12, 1984 High school students take over the reins of Cape Girardeau's government as they participate in Youth City Government Day, sponsored by the three Cape Girardeau Optimist clubs and the city; 24 students take part in the exercise...
A case for preservation tax credits (04/12/09)
Undoing Missouri's historic preservation tax credits would be short-sighted. Filibustering them at the expense of bipartisan economic development legislation is simply bad government.
Easter: Christ is risen. He is risen indeed (04/12/09)
A miraculous event 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem changed the world. On this Easter morning, the story is presented again from the Holy Bible (the Gospel according to St. Matthew, Chapter 28):In the end of the sabbath, as it began to dawn toward the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher. ...
U.S. is losing its independence (04/12/09)
When we take from the rich and give to the poor, the rich become poorer. Therefore, there will be less and less to divide, making the poor even poorer in the long run. This gives those in charge total control over the people. In a republic, the people are supposed to be in control. In a free-enterprise, capitalistic society, everyone -- even the poor -- has the opportunity through education risk and hard work to increase wealth...
Cartoon unfair to NRA stand (04/12/09)
Your April 5 editorial cartoon depicts to me that the NRA is a party to the export of guns from the U.S. to Mexico. This is offensive to me. As a longtime member of the NRA, I know what the NRA stands for and works for. The NRA supports securing of our borders...
Plan targets nonpartisan courts (04/12/09)
If there is a lesson to be learned from the current economic crisis, it is that we can either pay attention to what our government is doing or we will pay the price for not paying attention. In Jefferson City, our state legislators are considering House Joint Resolution 10, which is a proposal that is not receiving much attention. HJR 10 is a proposed constitutional amendment that would change everything about Missouri's renowned nonpartisan court plan except its name...
Speak Out 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
Exceptional column; Be nice; Wonderful play; Killer obesity; That smell
Prayer 4/12/09 (04/12/09)
Alleluia! Christ is risen. The Lord is risen indeed. Alleluia! Amen.
Hail storm (04/12/09)
Picture of the hail we received the other day in Jackson!! It lasted for quite a while and was about nickel to dime size!!
Museum to feature "Jerry Ford's 50 Years of Music" (04/12/09)
The Cape River Heritage Museum will feature, Jerry Ford's 50 Years of Music, during its 2009 season. The exhibit will spotlight seven of the community organizations Ford has supported over the years. The museum opening will be Saturday, April 25 at 10:30 a.m. featuring The Jerry Ford Orchestra...
Morning View (04/12/09)
'The Bather' surveys spring tulips at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
Turtle Dove (04/12/09)
Mother-to-Be Turtle Dove. She made it through the storm just fine. This nest belonged to a robin last spring. Even birds know how to recycle!!
Blooming Crab Apple Tree (04/12/09)
Beautiful blooming Crab Apple Tree!! I just love spring!!
Happy Easter! (04/12/09)
This is Sandy a nine year old rescue dog. She loves holidays!!!
Our precious little man has stolen our hearts (04/12/09)
Lucky the family pet.......a little out of the ordinary...but precious in every way! (Additional photos available upon request.)
Two Mallards (04/12/09)
Two mallards enjoying a morning swim.
Sweet Williams (04/12/09)
Sweet Williams basking in the evening sun along the Cemetery Ride hiking trail in the General Watkins Conversation Area by Benton Missouri.
Grinning Easter Bunny (04/12/09)
Some dogs will let you dress them up in anything for a doggie treat! These three are no exception. Abby aka the Easter Bunny will even put on a big smile!
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