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Stories from Sunday, May 17, 2009

Renovated Cape Girardeau library dedicated in ceremony (05/17/09)
After seven years of planning, 18 months of construction and $9 million of public and private funding, the Cape Girardeau Public Library on Clark Avenue is bigger and better than ever. On Saturday afternoon, the 39,000-square-foot "destination library" was opened to the public...
Cape Girardeau may opt out of sales tax holiday (05/17/09)
Since 2005, Cape Girardeau has reluctantly participated in a statewide sales tax holiday designed to help parents save money on clothing, school supplies and computers. Each year, the city council was briefed on the likely loss of revenue -- city finance director John Richbourg estimates it costs $26,000 to $50,000 each year for the three-day tax holiday. ...
2 killed in accident near Villa Ridge (05/17/09)
Two teenage boys were killed in a Saturday morning accident near Villa Ridge, Ill., the Illinois State Police said. The car was northbound on U.S. 51 one mile north of Villa Ridge at around 8:30 a.m. when the 16-year-old driver lost control and ran off the west side of the road. The car slid down a dirt embankment into a tree. Both the driver and his 14-year-old passenger were thrown from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene, state police said...
1,032 graduate from SEMO, face tougher job market (05/17/09)
Heather Taylor stood among more than 1,000 Southeast Missouri State University students in the Student Recreation Center waiting for Saturday's commencement ceremony to begin. "I've been looking forward to this day since I started," said Taylor, a Park Hills, Mo., student in business management...
Corrections chief to examine treatment at Tamms, Ill., prison (05/17/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Tamms Correctional Center's first warden made no apologies for christening the tough Southern Illinois prison a home for a "very unhappy inmate population." Critics wasted no time dubbing it an inhumane endeavor. Eleven years later, the debate over the lockup where the worst offenders spend 23 hours a day in their cells remains unchanged, but Gov. ...
Pony rides a hit at this year's ArtsCape (05/17/09)
As Claire Hadler climbed on top of a pony that she could easily walk under, her mother looked at her smiling green face and hoped the paint would wash off. "They said sometimes it stains," Jill Hadler said. She had taken Claire to the face painting tent at ArtsCape 2009 before coming to the pony rides. The 7-year-old opted for a light green mask covering her face and hearts of different colors and sizes on her cheeks, forehead and nose...
Mound National Cemetery annual Memorial Day program planned for Saturday (05/17/09)
Memorial Day event planned for Saturday MOUND CITY, Ill. -- The Mound National Cemetery annual Memorial Day program will honor all veterans for their dedication, service and sacrifices beginning at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill. The guest speaker is retired Lt. Gen. Garry R. Trexler of the U.S. Air Force. For more information, call 618-748-9428 or 618-748-9640...
Memorial service to be held today at McGuire Cemetery (05/17/09)
Memorial to be held today at cemetery A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. today at McGuire Cemetery, on Route OO, two miles south of Burfordville, Mo. The Rev. Jed Smith will speak. A brief business meeting will follow the service at which contributions will be accepted for cemetery maintenance. Family and friends unable to attend may make checks payable to McGuire Cemetery Fund and mail them to Earl Stovall, treasurer, 2756 Tanglewood Drive, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701...
Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon's private home named city landmark (05/17/09)
Nixon's private home named city landmark JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Gov. Jay Nixon now lives in a taxpayer-funded 19th-century gubernatorial mansion overlooking the Missouri River. But his private home isn't too shabby either. The Jefferson City Historic Preservation Commission included Nixon's private home as one of four recently named city landmarks. ...
Plumber's snake with camera finally finds feline trapped in wall (05/17/09)
MARION, Ark. -- When Bubba the cat disappeared inside the home he shares with Cheryl and Phillip Albers, they knocked holes in walls looking for him, but he couldn't be found. Bubba's meows could be heard through the night Monday, Cheryl Albers said, after he vanished following a visit from an air-conditioner repairman...
Residents of town near Hannibal await word on flood buyout offer (05/17/09)
MONKEY RUN, Mo. -- A year after the second-worst flood in history, Lee and Marilyn McGee are still waiting for a buyout offer. Like many who had damage, the McGees are trying to put the disaster behind them. The couple has lived for almost 16 years in the tiny, unincorporated town of Monkey Run just south of Hannibal...
Mo. House passes flurry of tax bills, constitution changes (05/17/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missourians' taxes would have been cut by hundreds of millions of dollars, and voters would have decided next year whether to abolish the income tax and approve a $700 million bond package for new college buildings. If only there were no state Senate...
Towns find obstacles to saying 'I do' to mergers (05/17/09)
CHESTER, N.J. -- It's a response to the recession and dwindling state aid that seems deceptively logical: Neighboring towns can merge into one to streamline services and save money. Problem is, it's rarely done, though the concept is being studied in many states, including New Jersey. But to make it work, towns have to be willing to reduce staff and services, and they risk losing their identities and their independence -- and few seem to be willing to do that...
Hot in recession: Chocolate, running shoes, seeds, Spam (05/17/09)
WASHINGTON -- It's not all doom and gloom in the U.S. economy. Some products are bucking the recession and flying off store shelves. Sales of chocolate and running shoes are up. Wine drinkers haven't stopped sipping; they just seem to be choosing cheaper vintages...
Office fridge cleanup sends 7 to hospital (05/17/09)
SAN JOSE, Calif. -- An office worker cleaning a fridge full of rotten food created a smell so noxious that it sent seven co-workers to the hospital and made many others ill. Firefighters had to evacuate the AT&T building in downtown San Jose recently after the fumes led someone to call 911. A hazmat team was called in...
Blagojevich inspires 'Bleep'n Golden' hair-care products (05/17/09)
CHICAGO -- Just when we thought we'd heard "bleep'n" everything. A Chicago-area company is marketing hair products inspired by ousted Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich. The shampoo and conditioner carry the brand name "BLAGO It's Bleep'n Golden!"...
Banana 'gun' eaten after holdup (05/17/09)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Authorities in North Carolina say a store owner and a patron thwarted a teen accused of trying to carry out a robbery by concealing a banana beneath his shirt to resemble a gun. Winston-Salem authorities said 17-year-old John Szwalla entered the Internet cafe Thursday and demanded money, saying he had a gun...
Police dub cigarette thief 'Nicotine Ninja' (05/17/09)
GOLDEN, Colo. – Jefferson County authorities are looking a man they've dubbed the "Nicotine Ninja" believed to be responsible for stealing $120,000 worth of cigarettes. Authorities said the suspect is completely clad in dark clothing and covers half his face with a black cloth when he breaks into liquor stores in the middle of the night. The man is believed to be responsible for 118 burglaries across the metro area during the last two years...
Marijuana proponents urge colleges to mellow out (05/17/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Marijuana advocates who say pot is safer than alcohol want colleges to wade into a hazy debate over whether schools' tough pot penalties are actually worsening their drinking woes. They argue that stiff punishments for being caught in a campus dorm with pot steer students to booze and add to binge drinking, drunken brawls and other troubles caused by alcohol...
DA says Wisconsin girl's diabetic death was 'needless' (05/17/09)
WAUSAU, Wis. -- The mother of a diabetic 11-year-old girl knew her daughter was dying but disregarded advice from other family members to seek medical attention, prosecutors said Saturday. Leilani Neumann, 41, told a friend that "she sensed the spirit or Angel of Death present at her home" shortly before her daughter Madeline died, Marathon County assistant district attorney LaMont Jacobson said in opening statements...
Swine flu closes more NYC schools (05/17/09)
NEW YORK -- The swine flu virus continues spreading in New York City -- causing more schools to close and showing up in a jail -- while the disease also reached further into Asia among travelers returning from the United States. An assistant school principal in New York remained hospitalized in critical condition Saturday and an inmate who entered the city's jail complex on Rikers Island about a month ago was diagnosed with swine flu Friday...
FAA probing laser incidents near N.J. airport (05/17/09)
NEWARK, N.J. -- Federal officials will investigate reports that two Continental Airlines planes were tracked by a green laser as they flew out of Newark Liberty International Airport. Both incidents occurred shortly after 10 p.m. Friday. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Jim Peters said crew members aboard Continental flights 460 and 1192 reported the laser light to air traffic control. He said the incidents occurred about 4.2 miles south of the airport...
Brandishing unique bodies, dance troupe triumphs (05/17/09)
NEW YORK -- An hour before the curtain rises on the most important performance of her life, choreographer Heidi Latsky paces the stage, tortured by questions and doubts. Will audiences understand her vision, and that of the performers they are about to see? Or will they find their performance too shocking, too disconcerting, too weird?...
Last anti-Chavez TV station faces probe, shutdown (05/17/09)
CARACAS, Venezuela -- When Venezuelans tune to Globovision, they see protests against faulty public services or a talk show guest saying Hugo Chavez could be executed by his opponents, just like Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. Now Chavez seems to be gearing up for a final showdown with Globovision, Venezuela's only remaining opposition television station on the open airwaves...
Greek nationalists protest Bilderberg Group meeting (05/17/09)
ATHENS, Greece -- Police heavily guarded a luxury resort in Greece on Saturday where a secretive annual rendezvous of top politicians and business leaders reportedly took place. Several dozen Greek demonstrators gathered outside the Astir Palace hotel in the coastal town of Vouliagmeni to criticize the Bilderberg Group, an international group that was founded half a century ago in the Netherlands...
School ambushed in Afghan 'Valley of Death' (05/17/09)
ALIABAD, Afghanistan -- The bearded Afghan army officer dropped off bundles of pens and notebooks at the school and asked one boy which he preferred: the Americans or the Taliban? "I don't know," the boy replied. But after a short silence other children in the classroom answered for him: "The Taliban."...
Cuban gays dance conga to support gay rights (05/17/09)
HAVANA -- President Raul Castro's daughter led hundreds of Cuban gays in a street dance Saturday to draw attention to gay rights on the island. Participants formed a carnival-style conga line around two city blocks to beat the of drums, accompanied by stilt-walkers. Events also included educational panels and presentations for books, magazines and CDs about gay rights and sexual diversity...
Hosp earns surprise of the year (05/17/09)
Jackson golfer Drew Hosp had no idea where the state golf tournament was being held or when it was being played. There really was no reason for Hosp to be concerned with that as the freshman prepared for the Class 4 District 1 meet at Aberdeen Golf Club in Eureka...
Johnson's fancy footwork pushes Pirates into semis (05/17/09)
Perryville senior Ava Johnson's stutter step and speed sparked the Pirates as they try to repeat as district champions. Johnson played a pivotal role in setting up her teammates on both goals as Perryville downed DeSoto 2-0 in their Class 2 District 1 girls soccer quarterfinal Saturday at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Eudy places second with school record (05/17/09)
HILLSBORO -- Notre Dame coach Bill Davis joked that junior Grant Eudy does not have the appearance of the prototypical high jumper. "When you look at him, he doesn't look like your normal athlete," Davis said. "He's not real muscled up. He's got those skinny legs. He's very high wasted. He's kind of like a grasshopper. He's got that build. But he's an extremely intelligent young man and he learns real fast."...
Leible out-throws Scheeter to claim district championship (05/17/09)
HILLSBORO -- Notre Dame thrower Brennan Scheeter had a frustrating district meet last spring after pulling his hamstring the week leading up to the competition. "I competed," Scheeter said about last year. "I tried, but I just didn't perform. I threw three feet under what I usually threw."...
Rams to send four to state (05/17/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Bright orange and lime green are not the official colors of the Scott City High School athletic teams. But they were the colors of the day Saturday for Melanie Lacey and Libby Miles. The Rams distance runners finished second and third respectively in the 1,600-meter run at Saturday's Class 2 sectional meet at Principia High School...
High school roundup: Glastetter qualifies for state in 4 events (05/17/09)
Oran's Haley Glastetter won two sprints and advanced to the Class 1 state meet in four separate events with a strong performance Saturday at the Class 1 sectional in Centralia. Glastetter, a sophomore, won the 100 (13.37 seconds) and 200 (27.82). She placed second in the 400 and fourth in the 100 hurdles...
Regular season ends with thud (05/17/09)
It was a series to end the regular season that the Southeast Missouri State baseball team would just as soon forget. Not so for Morehead State, which capped a three-game sweep of the host Redhawks with Saturday's 9-6 win. That came after the Eagles swept Friday's doubleheader 12-10 and 10-3...
Cape Girardeau couple restoring cemetery on family farm (05/17/09)
When Rock and Judy Wilferth set out to restore the family cemetery on their farm in 2000, they were faced with plot of cracked, crumbling and misplaced grave markers. The Wilferths, who live in Cape Girardeau but spend two or three nights a week at the property south of Millersville, knew it would take a lot of time and sweat to undo the damage done by time, neglect and careless mowing...
Saxony Lutheran students win awards for VFW's patriotic art contest (05/17/09)
VFW Auxiliary No. 10495 announced the winners of its patriotic art contest recently. President Pauline Nitsch presented the awards at a VFW Auxiliary meeting. Alexis Martin was the first-place winner. Her artwork has been submitted to the state contest for judging. Bridget Ulrich was the second-place winner. Both Martin and Ulrich are students at Saxony Lutheran High School...
Reunion for Cape's class of 1959 features barn dance (05/17/09)
Music legend Elvis Presley rose to fame as a performer on the popular "Louisiana Hayride" radio program in the mid 1950s. Appropriately, the upcoming Cape Central Class of '59 50-year reunion will feature an old-fashioned barn dance. The Class of '59 will reunite May 29 and 30. Rock and Judy Wilferth host the barn dance at their Millersville area farm on Friday evening, while Saturday evening's activities will be at the Marquette Tower on Broadway in Cape Girardeau...
Volunteers recognized at Jackson Heritage Association banquet (05/17/09)
Beverly Banks and Barbara Popp, both of Jackson, received Unsung Hero Awards from the Jackson Heritage Association. The award recognizes volunteers for their generous commitment to and work for the association. ...
Good deed of the week 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
Thomas Meyer, of Exit Realty-Thomas Meyer Associates, recently retired from 25 years of volunteering with the Optimist Youth in Government Day. Youth in Government Day pairs student from six local high schools with a government or civil services worker. Meyer coordinates with the six local Optimist clubs, the high schools and organizations to place 75 to 80 students in a job for a day so they can see how the city works...
What's happening today 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
Old Goshen Cemetery Association meets The annual meeting of the Old Goshen Cemetery Association will be 2 p.m. today at the cemetery in Oak Ridge. Everyone with family or friends buried at Old Goshen, or anyone interested in learning more about the cemetery, is invited to attend. ...
FYI 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
Annual cemetery association meeting Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association at Fruitland will have its annual meeting 11 a.m. Sunday, May 24. Weldon Macke will be the speaker. Old Santa Fe will provide the music. An old time basket dinner will take place under the trees after the service. Bring table service, folding tables and lawn chairs. People wanting to make contributions to the cemetery fund may mail them to Ruth Tinnin, 2825 Bloomfield Road, Apt. 107, Cape Girardeau, MO 63703...
Local Girl Scouts receive group's highest honor (05/17/09)
Three students from Jackson High School earned the Girl Scout Gold Award, the highest award in Girl Scouting. To earn the Girl Scout Gold Award, Brittany Hastings, Amber Julian and Katie Stephens each completed at least 65 hours of research, preparation, service and evaluation for a project that serves a need in their community. ...
Car makers in a muck (05/17/09)
Once upon a time in America, business decisions were made by private entrepreneurs. If they made good decisions -- what products to manufacture and sell, how much to charge, what service to offer, which parts to stock -- they could make lots and lots of money. If they made bad decisions, they went out of business...
Mad about MAD, LA man builds a dream out of CDs (05/17/09)
LOS ANGELES -- It's always been a mad MAD world for Neil Cuadra. The 55-year-old Internet entrepreneur has photographed a portrait he made of MAD magazine mascot Alfred E. Neuman's head using junk mail CDs and DVDs and sent it to the magazine, a feat that landed him in the magazine's 500th issue, published in April...
Martin Scorsese to direct biopic of Frank Sinatra (05/17/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Martin Scorsese will tell Frank Sinatra's life story on film. The Academy Award-winning director of "The Departed" will direct "Sinatra," the first feature film about Ol' Blue Eyes' life, Universal Pictures and Mandalay Pictures said last week...
Beulah Yamnitz (05/17/09)
Beulah Yamnitz PATTON, Mo. -- Beulah Irene Yamnitz, 88, of Patton died May 15, 2009, at Stockhoff Nursing Home. She was born March 23, 1921, in Patton, daughter of Jasper N. and Matilda J. Tinnin Smith. She and Lancie O. Yamnitz were married Nov. 17, 1937...
Derek Albright (05/17/09)
Derek Albright MOUNDS, Ill. — Derek Thomas Albright, 16, of Mounds died Saturday May 16, 2009, in Villa Ridge, Ill. Funeral arrangements are incomplete with Barkett Funeral Home of Mounds.
Jerome Westrich (05/17/09)
Jerome Westrich Jerome F. Westrich, 90, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, May 15, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Chapel, with parish prayers at 7 p.m. followed by Knights of Columbus rosary...
Eldo Farrow (05/17/09)
Eldo Farrow Eldo L. Farrow, 83, of Jackson passed away Friday, May 15, 2009, at Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 21, 1925, in Egypt Mills, son of William and Carrie Rahkopf Farrow. He and Betty Ann Masterson were married June 22, 1947, in Cape Girardeau. She passed away Dec. 11, 2008...
Marlene Stubbs (05/17/09)
Marlene Stubbs CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Marlene Stubbs, R.N., 81, of Chaffee passed away Tuesday May 12, 2009, at Village Care Center in Lee's Summit, Mo. She was born Oct. 23, 1927, in Chaffee, Mo., to the late Frederick Martin Mirly and Mamie Mayovah Luper. She and James M. Stubbs were married Feb. 14, 1948...
Jerline McClellon-Butler (05/17/09)
Jerline McClellon-Butler Jerline McClellon-Butler was born to Elder Lee Frank and Eloise Warfield McClellon Vaughn. She was one in a family of nine, seven boys and two girls. Her parents, a sister and four brothers preceded her in death. Jerline graduated from Sikeston public schools in 1958. She obtained her cosmetology license in St. Louis. She also attended Lincoln University in Jefferson City, Mo...
Alvert Hemman (05/17/09)
Alvert Hemman BRAZEAU, Mo. -- Alvert Dean Hemman of Brazeau died Friday, May 15, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was 76. He was born Dec. 24, 1932, at Farrar, Mo., son of the late Martin and Mary Versemann Steffens Hemman. He was married Sept. 6, 1958, to Dorothy A. Schmidt at Trinity Lutheran Church in Altenburg, Mo. She survives in Brazeau...
John Glueck (05/17/09)
John Glueck KELSO, Mo. -- John August Glueck, 77, of Kelso passed away Friday, May 15, 2009, at his home with his family at his side. He was born Dec. 5, 1931, in Kelso, son of August and Pauline Glastetter Glueck. He and Rose M. Kenkel were married Nov. 7, 1953, spending over 55 years together...
David Hucke (05/17/09)
David Hucke PATTON, Mo. -- David L. Hucke, 77, of Patton died May 15, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Sept. 30, 1931, in Mound Valley, Kan., son of Daniel A. and Edna F. Woodmansee Hucke. He was a retired planner for McDonnell Douglas in St. Louis, a member of the Mount Carmel Baptist Church and the VFW...
Burger - Page (05/17/09)
Allison Anne Burger and Wesley Lucas Page exchanged vows April 18, 2009, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Eucharistic ministers were Jamie Burger, father of the bride; Russel and Stephanie Burger, uncle and aunt of the bride...
Kiefer- Dohogne (05/17/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo., was the setting Jan. 10, 2009, for the wedding of Mallory Paige Kiefer and Jeremey Scott Dohogne. The Rev. Ralph Duffner performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Alisha Curtis, cousin of the bride, and Betty Vandeven...
Whalen - Lindberg (05/17/09)
Allyson Ann Whalen and Charles Jonathon Lindberg were married June 28, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Cape Girardeau. Mike Shupert performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Jerry Whalen of Harrisonville, Mo., and Alisa Heydon of Pleasant Hill, Mo. The groom is the son of Charles and Deb Lindberg of Cape Girardeau...
Johnson - Tribout (05/17/09)
TAMMS, Ill. -- Melissa Johnson and Scott Tribout exchanged vows April 19, 2009, at the home of her parents. Chris Williams performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mark and Deborah Johnson of Oak Grove, Mo. The groom is the son of Sharon Paukert of Tamms and Gabby Paukert of Thebes, Ill...
Ward - Mathis (05/17/09)
Tim and Kendra Dixon Ward of Dexter, Mo., and John and Carolyn Russell of Oklahoma announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittany Ashton Ward, to Aaron Gregory Mathis. He is the son of Greg and Lisa Mathis of Dexter. Mrs. Ward is formerly of Jackson...
Fuller - Cloninger (05/17/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Randy and Pam Fuller of Advance announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessica Fuller, to Adam "Ace" Cloninger. He is the son of Clark and Lisa Cloninger of Advance. Fuller is a 2005 graduate of Bloomfield High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in secondary education from Southeast Missouri State University in May. She will be a high school English teacher this fall with Bell City School District...
Thiele - Hosp (05/17/09)
Richard Thiele and Judi and Tim Ervin, all of Jackson, announce the engagement of their daughter, Danielle Marie Thiele, to Adam Kenneth Hosp of O'Fallon, Mo. He is the son of Ken and Robyn Hosp of Jackson. Thiele is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008. She is a fifth grade teacher with Jackson School District at West Lane Elementary...
O'Malley - Shackles (05/17/09)
John and Carolyn O'Malley of Belleville, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Erin Elise O'Malley of Cape Girardeau, to Daniel Eugene Shackles II. He is the son of Danny and Sharon Shackles of Sikeston, Mo., and Bob and Maria Cogar of Ossian, Ind...
Dietl - Cole (05/17/09)
Bob and Cathy Dietl of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Whitney Marie Dietl, to William Andrew "Drew" Cole. He is the son of Denny and Linda Cole of East Prairie, Mo., and Frank and Dinelle Enos of Sikeston, Mo. Dietl is a 2004 graduate of Jackson High School. She expects to receive a degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is employed at Saint Francis Medical Center...
Oakley - Leirer (05/17/09)
Stan and Susan Oakley of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Marian Lea Oakley, to Brian Wade Leirer. He is the son of Dave and Connie Wills of Cape Girardeau. A June wedding is planned. ...
Simmons - Hann (05/17/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- James and Mary Simmons of Benton announce the engagement of their daughter, LeShae Danielle Simmons, to Jamie Aaron Hann. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hann and Jayne Shoptaw, all of Cape Girardeau. Simmons is a 2000 graduate of Kelly High School. ...
Griffith - Huntington (05/17/09)
Bob and Mary Griffith of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Diane Marie Griffith, to Michael Lee Huntington. He is the son of Carol Magoc of St. Louis. Griffith is a 2001 graduate of Central High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in education from Southeast Missouri State University in 2005. She is a preschool/art teacher at Immaculate Conception School in Jackson...
McKinney - 50 Years (05/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Larry McKinney of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance reception at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Arena Park. Hosts were their children and spouses, Candy and Roger McNeely of Cape Girardeau and Lance and Linda McKinney of Jackson...
Adams - 55 Years (05/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Bill J. Adams of Jackson celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary May 9, 2009. Adams and Shirley Martin were married May 9, 1954, in Hernando, Miss., by the Rev. J.H. Davis. Their attendants were Barbara Allison and Bill Schoen. Adams is the son of the late George and Irene Adams. Mrs. Adams is the daughter of Freda Martin of Jackson and the late Walter Martin...
Dickmann - 50 Years (05/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Barry Dickmann of Jackson celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner and dance April 3 at the 4-H Building in Arena Park in Cape Girardeau. Approximately 135 guests attended from as far away as Topeka, Kan., and Biloxi, Miss...
Summers - 50 Years (05/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Paul R. Summers of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a dinner May 16 at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Cape Girardeau. Summers and Dorothy Brockmeyer were married May 16, 1959, at St. Mary's Cathedral, by Monsignor Marion F. Forst...
Hitt - 50 Years (05/17/09)
Horace and Frances Hitt of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception April 4, 2009, at the 4-H Exhibit Hall in Arena Park. The Hitts were married April 4, 1959, at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. Their attendants were Verna Lancaster, Artie Brewer, Bernice Smith, Donna Voorhes, William Hennecke, Paul Summers, Douglas Brucker, and the late Clarence Job...
Hartle - 50 Years (05/17/09)
Mr. and Mrs. John Hartle of Orange City, Fla., celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a cruise to the Bahamas. Hartle and Beverly Moss were married April 25, 1959, at Calvary Baptist Church in Perryville, Mo., by the Rev. Duane Hensley. Their attendants were Margaret Moss Murdock, Barbara Abernathy, Lois Moss Duncan, Joy Hartle Friedrich, Joe Hartle and Ronald Abernathy...
Police report 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Assaults; Burglary; Theft; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Summonses; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
25 years ago: May 17, 1984 The BioKyowa Inc. manufacturing facility opens with a day of special events, including tours of the feed additive production plant; Gov. Kit S. Bond participates in ribbon cutting and tree-planting ceremonies in the morning...
St. Louis transit funding benefits entire state (05/17/09)
The recent cutbacks of transit service in St. Louis are having an impact well beyond the transit riders themselves -- a surprise for many who didn't realize the connection between the economy and a good public transit system...
Homelessness and the federal building (05/17/09)
As I read the paper, listen to the news and converse with the citizens of Cape Girardeau, I have a growing concern about the use of the federal building on Broadway and the response of our community to the homeless. As the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, president of FISH Volunteers food pantry and member of the Downtown Council of Churches and the Cape Ministerial Alliance, I think the issue of homelessness is important. ...
Hate-crime rantings were misinformed, distorted, untrue (05/17/09)
By John C. Bierk It is one thing for a particular writer to have an opinion about an issue, but it is quite another thing for an editor of an editorial page of an established newspaper to print the misinformed, distorted and nonfactual rantings found in J. Matt Barber's column, "Hate crimes bill is full of swill."...
Graduation 2009 (05/17/09)
Commencement speakers this month will send new graduates off with both a sense of accomplishment and an expectation of exciting opportunities. College graduates: Do not be dismayed. The competition for jobs may be tougher, but those of you with marketable skills will find jobs. If you've completed internships in your field of study, you have a leg up...
Speak Out 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
Excessive spending; Lower expectations; Costly vaccine; Obama's spending; Had enough?; Bad location; Standing firm; Low-rent apartments; Rent everything; Insurance mandate; Rental inspections; Atrocious treatment; Thanks for power
Prayer 5/17/09 (05/17/09)
For all those who seek shelter and comfort, we pray to you, O God. Amen.
1949 Tornado Memories (05/17/09)
At the time of the tornado, I was a student at SEMO State and was living with my parents at 7l0 N. Missouri Ave. On that Saturday, my parents were entertaining their pinochle club with dinner and cards and I was going to the Broadway with some girlfriends to see " Little Women" Ruth...
My Daddy the hero! (05/17/09)
Michael Ruebel of Cape Girardeau MO was representing the Marines Sat May 16 at the Cardinals baseball field. His wife Deidre and three children Michael 6, Jennifer 4, and Brayden 2 were on the sidelines. As the ceremony began and Michael marched on the field youngest son Brayden began to call for his Daddy. ...
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