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Stories from Sunday, May 24, 2009

Wife at St. Louis homeless shelter while husband looks for work in Cape (05/24/09)
For much of the almost three years Toni Polford-Eskew and her husband, Christopher Eskew, have been married, they have been separated. Until about three weeks ago, it was because Christopher Eskew violated his probation in September 2007 and was sent to prison...
Memorial Day events in the Cape Girardeau-Jackson area on Monday (05/24/09)
* The Joint Veterans Group in Cape Girardeau will host a Memorial Day program at the Osage Community Centre from 11 a.m. to noon...
Economy hurts historic sites: DNR cuts may halt some local events (05/24/09)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- Even when you're more 150 years old, the economy can affect you. The Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is one of many entities feeling the crunch from the economic downturn and dealing with budget cuts. Mike Comer, site administrator at Hunter-Dawson and Big Oak Tree State Park, said Department of Natural Resources cutbacks will bring a 15 percent reduction in the operations budget and a 50 percent decrease in funding to hire seasonal workers for the sites...
Minister cites short-term treatment as reason for Cape homeless shelter; opposition says problem overstated (05/24/09)
When the Rev. Larry Rice explains why Cape Girardeau needs an emergency homeless shelter and a long-term transitional shelter for families and veterans, he cites what he says is rough treatment of the homeless in Southeast Missouri. The policy, Rice has said several times, boils down to this -- get out of town...
The road more traveled: 100-Mile Yard Sale doing great business, tying up traffic (05/24/09)
The starting line for the 11th annual 100-Mile Yard Sale was marked in Jackson by a flashing billboard with the words: "CAUTION YARDSALE TRAFFIC -- NEXT 100 MILES." From Jackson to Kennett, the length of Highway 25 became a market for vendors looking to sell new and used items of all kinds and draw anyone looking for a good deal on a great find...
Clients tell their stories at Teen Challenge's Strawberry Festival north of Cape (05/24/09)
Robert Van Winkle's 8-year-old son Logan had a question Saturday morning after watching a Christian television show. "How do you turn bad people into good people?" Logan asked. Later that day, they attended the annual Teen Challenge Strawberry Festival, where Logan got a chance to pick a few berries, pet a mule and learn a little about the answer to his question...
Jackson family of three homeless after eviction (05/24/09)
By midnight tonight, Steven and Jessica Johnson of Jackson, along with their daughter Hannah, 7, will be homeless. They are being evicted from their East Lane apartment half a block from Hannah's school because they owe $1,770 in back rent plus $120 in court costs. They fear losing the car on which they are three payments -- $1,350 -- behind. And Steven Johnson can't keep his cell phone on because he lacks money for the bill...
Illinois law enforcement authorities beef up patrols for holiday weekend (05/24/09)
PEORIA, Ill. -- Officials with the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation are teaming up to patrol roadways for the holiday weekend. Officers are cracking down on drivers who don't use a seat belt and drive under the influence...
Ugly is cool but also practical in 2010 Kia Soul (05/24/09)
If the name of Kia's new car -- the Soul -- isn't memorable enough, the look of the five-door, small wagon surely is. At 5.3 feet tall, the Soul is a boxy car that's shaped like a Converse high-top sneaker. Its interior is nicely done with a driver's seat that adjusts high for good views out, jazzy interior colors and fabric, and a generous number of features...
Ex-shuttle commander to lead NASA (05/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Obama on Saturday named former shuttle commander Charles Bolden to lead NASA at a critical time for the space agency. The White House has ordered a complete outside review of NASA's manned space program, including plans to return astronauts to the moon...
Dick Cheney not fading away like other vice presidents (05/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- Dick Cheney refuses to be a has-been. The former vice president's voice appears to carry even more weight than it did in the waning days of the Bush administration. Some people want him to be quiet and disappear. Others are cheering the public relations tour that Cheney began halfway through President Obama's first 100 days, defending the Bush administration's interrogation tactics and other anti-terrorism policies...
Senate vote not last word on Gitmo (05/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- With President Obama showing the way, some Senate Democrats are signaling a willingness to permit transferring suspected terrorists from Guantanamo to U.S. prisons despite a high-profile vote to the contrary. Most notably among them is Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who spent the week sending out mixed signals on just where he stood...
NASA scraps landing for shuttle 2nd day in a row (05/24/09)
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. -- Thunderstorms prevented space shuttle Atlantis from returning to its home base Saturday for the second day in a row, and kept the astronauts circling Earth after a successful repair job at the Hubble Space Telescope. The offshore storms, which later moved in, prompted NASA to skip both morning landing attempts at Kennedy Space Center. ...
Nebraska thwarts pranksters' license plate hijacking (05/24/09)
LINCOLN, Neb. -- Nebraska on Friday threw out thousands of votes -- online votes for its new license plate -- after discovering that a minimalist approach initially won only because a humor website had urged people to choose the most boring design...
Obama sees court pick as smart with common touch (05/24/09)
WASHINGTON -- On the verge of choosing his first Supreme Court nominee, President Obama has already provided a profile of the person he is likely to pick: an intellectual heavyweight with a "common touch," someone whose brand of justice means seeing life from the perspective of the powerless...
Former South Korean leader Roh Moo-hyun commits suicide at 62 (05/24/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- Former president Roh Moo-hyun, embroiled in a penetrating corruption investigation, leaped to his death from a cliff Saturday. He was 62. Roh, a self-taught lawyer, had prided himself on being a "clean" leader immune to South Korea's traditional web of corruption...
Passer-by pushes suicide jumper off south China bridge (05/24/09)
BEIJING -- Chen Fuchao, a man heavily in debt, had been contemplating suicide on a bridge in southern China for hours when a passer-by came up, shook his hand -- and pushed him off the ledge. Chen fell 26 feet onto a partially inflated emergency air cushion laid out by authorities and survived, suffering spine and elbow injuries, the official Xinhua News Agency said Saturday...
New Zealand toddler buys earthmover in online auction (05/24/09)
WELLINGTON, New Zealand -- A New Zealand mom made some online bids on toys before napping. Then her 3-year-old daughter took over and bought a bigger plaything than expected -- a huge earth-moving digger for a cool $12,300. Pipi Quinlan made the winning 20,000 New Zealand dollar ($12,300) bid on the Kobelco digger with a few mouse clicks at the auction site TradeMe while her parents slept, the Rodney Times newspaper reported in northern New Zealand...
U.N. chief sobered by visit to Sri Lankan refugees, former war zone (05/24/09)
MANIK FARM, Sri Lanka -- U.N. chief Ban Ki-moon flew over the scorched and deserted landscape of Sri Lanka's last battlefield Saturday and urged the government to let more aid reach displaced Tamils complaining of hunger and separation from their families...
Spanish police arrest Voodoo extortion gang (05/24/09)
MADRID -- Ringleaders of a human trafficking ring that brought Nigerian women to Spain and forced them into prostitution by threatening them with Voodoo curses were brought before a judge on Saturday. Many of the 23 suspects were charged with human trafficking and extortion at the court in the southwestern city of Huelva, police said...
Search for homes for 'Slumdog' children picks up (05/24/09)
MUMBAI, India -- The search for new homes for two impoverished child stars from the hit movie "Slumdog Millionaire" has intensified, as one child fell sick days after city authorities demolished the shanty where she lived, family members said. Nine-year-old Rubina Ali came down with a fever Friday and spent a few hours in a local hospital, they said...
Lawmaker at center of U.K. expense scandal 'ashamed and humiliated' (05/24/09)
LONDON -- A lawmaker at the center of Britain's growing expense account scandal said Saturday he has been humiliated by public revelations about his attempt to get taxpayers to pay for a duck hut on his country estate. Opposition Conservative Party legislator Peter Viggers' duck hut -- used to shield ducks from predators -- has become a potent symbol of expense account excess in recent days...
Dannenmueller nips challenger for 400 state title (05/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Whenever senior Collin Dannenmueller runs the 400 meters, his cousin Trenton Horman typically is stationed near the finish line cheering boisterously. Horman certainly was near the finish line Saturday when Dannenmueller became the 400 champion for Class 1 by crossing just ahead of Lone Jack's Kevin Beaubien...
Saxony's relays find stiff competition in Class 2 (05/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- The Saxony Lutheran boys 1,600 and 3,200 relays have dominated Class 1 over the past four years with a total of seven state titles. The two relay teams, however, faced tougher competition this year in Class 2 as both placed third...
Essner repeats as state champ (05/24/09)
JEFFERSON CITY -- Scott City junior Stephanie Essner did something she has never done before while running the 400 meters at the Class 2 state meet Saturday. "The last 50 meters I was like, 'Get there, get there, get there,' and I looked up at the clock, and I never do that," Essner said. "I knew the state record -- 56.6 [seconds] -- and I looked up and saw the clock at 56 and I was like, 'Oh, my gosh, I just have to stick my arms out.'"...
Jackson's Rushin wins two sectional events (05/24/09)
Jackson's Jill Rushin was a double winner in Saturday's Class 4 sectional meet to lead the area's contingent into next weekend's state meet. The top four finishers in each event from the sectional at Rockwood Summit in Fenton qualified for state competition Friday and Saturday in Jefferson City...
Tennessee Tech wins OVC baseball tournament (05/24/09)
Tennessee Tech capped an undefeated run through the Ohio Valley Conference baseball tournament with Saturday's 4-3, 10-inning win over Jacksonville State in Paducah, Ky. Tech, seeded fifth in the sixth-team event, also beat sixth-seeded JSU in 10 innings Friday night, 13-12...
Area digest (05/24/09)
Scott breaks recordat Cincinnati meet Susan Beth Scott of Cape Girardeau broke a paralympic world record in the 1,500-meter freestyle last weekend at the GTAC Open at the University of Cincinnati. Her time of 18 minutes, 33.86 seconds broke the old mark of 19:04 held by Gemma Daschwood of Australia...
Penguins grab 3-0lead on Hurricanes (05/24/09)
RALEIGH, N.C. -- Evgeni Malkin had two goals and two assists in his second straight four-point performance, and the Pittsburgh Penguins pushed Carolina to the brink of elimination by routing the Hurricanes 6-2 on Saturday night. Sidney Crosby added a goal and an assist for the Penguins, who lead the series 3-0. They scored twice in the final minute of the first period, then added two more goals in 40 seconds of the third to seal their fourth straight victory...
Lakers win, regain homecourt advantage (05/24/09)
DENVER -- Kobe Bryant's 3-pointer wasn't nearly as dramatic as LeBron James' but equally effective. Bryant's big shot over J.R. Smith gave Los Angeles a one-point lead with just over a minute left Saturday night and sparked the Lakers to a 103-97 victory over the downtrodden Denver Nuggets for a 2-1 lead in the Western Conference finals...
Cards' pitching again baffles KC (05/24/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Tony La Russa is in his 32nd year as a manager. He can't remember any of his pitching staffs being virtually untouchable this long. Kyle Lohse threw eight innings of four-hit ball and the St. Louis Cardinals shut out the Kansas City Royals 5-0 for the second straight game Saturday, giving the rotation its fifth straight dominant outing...
Brazilian looks to scale field,fence at Indy 500 (05/24/09)
INDIANAPOLIS -- Helio Castroneves understands better than most how hard it is to win the Indianapolis 500. The charismatic Brazilian won as a rookie in 2001 and then backed it up with a victory the next year, becoming only the fifth driver in the history of Indianapolis Motor Speedway to win two in a row...
Sabbatini, Mallinger still share lead (05/24/09)
Rory Sabbatini shot a 5-under 65 on Saturday to keep a share of the lead with John Mallinger in the Byron Nelson Championship in Irving, Texas. Two years after his last victory, at the Colonial where Ben Hogan's larger-than-life statue is prominent, Sabbatini is in position to win again. He made five birdies in a seven-hole stretch midway through his third round...
Trains roll in for children's show at Show Me Center (05/24/09)
"It's the Cadillac of children's theater. This show is the best they will see," said Kevin Sims, who plays the role of Sir Topham Hatt in "Thomas & Friends Live! Onstage: A Circus Comes to Town." The show will be at the Show Me Center Tuesday and Wednesday. ...
Area group displays restored military vehicles at Capaha Park (05/24/09)
A mobile museum of American military vehicle history will roll into Capaha Park on May 31. The morning display of restored military vehicles, followed by an afternoon convoy down Broadway and back, will celebrate the SEMO Military Vehicle Group's recent designation as an affiliate of the Military Vehicle Preservation Association...
What's happening today 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association meets Pleasant Hill Cemetery Association at Fruitland will have its annual meeting at 11 a.m. 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. Attendees should 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...
FYI 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Sedgewickville School holds reunion The annual Sedgewickville School reunion will begin at 11 a.m. June 16, in the Methodist church activities building. Please bring a covered dish. Individuals who attended the school at any time are invited to come...
Good deed of the week 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Marvin Niedbalski of Jackson said he thinks he has given away "over a thousand" bicycles in the past 30 years. "I never have charged for one," he said. As a hobby, Niedbalksi repairs salvaged bicycles in his basement, then finds them a home with a child who needs one. He said his work began years ago when he lived in St. Louis. There he said he always seemed to see children without bikes, and he knew of many places to get parts to work with...
Perryville man graduates from basic training (05/24/09)
Air Force Airman Matthew C. Hoch graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed 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. ...
Seabaugh finishes Air Force training (05/24/09)
Air Force Airman 1st Class Brandon A. Seabaugh graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. The airman completed 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. ...
Chaffee graduate completes basic training (05/24/09)
Navy Reserve Seaman recruit Drew S. McClellan, a 2006 graduate of Chaffee High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, McClellan completed a variety of training, including classroom study, naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety...
Rights and religious freedoms (05/24/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID Imagine a mom. The mom of a teenager. The mom of a sick teenager, a teenager who has a life-threatening disease. There is a treatment, one that will improve her son's odds by as much as 90 percent...
Bill Halter (05/24/09)
Bill Halter William "Bill" Halter, 68, of Oran, Mo., died Saturday, May 23, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Oran.
Mae Marshall (05/24/09)
Mae Marshall Mae Brown Marshall, 87, of Cape Girardeau and formerly of Charleston, Mo., died Friday, May 23, 2009, at her home in Saxony Village. Arrangements are incomplete with McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston.
Mary Lynch (05/24/09)
Mary Lynch Mary L. Lynch, 79, of Jackson died Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 11, 1930, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Stanley and Marcella Scherer Robinson. She and Donald E. Lynch were married on Dec. 24, 1948 in Cape Girardeau. Donald E. Lynch passed away Feb. 13, 1992...
Myrtle Criddle (05/24/09)
Myrtle Criddle Myrtle B. Criddle, age 96, formerly of Burfordville, passed away Thursday, May 21, 2009, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau. She was born Jan. 9, 1913, near Millersville, daughter of Jesse J. and Desdia Stroder Sander. She and Oda "O.D." Criddle were married Dec. 14, 1932. He passed away Feb. 25, 1990...
Townsend - Govreau (05/24/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Natalie Marie Townsend and Joshua Joseph Govreau were married Oct. 18, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Chaffee. The Rev. Phil Berry performed the ceremony. Parents of the couple are Jon and Tonyua Townsend of Chaffee, and Joe and Joey Govreau of Viburnum, Mo...
Schubert - Southard (05/24/09)
Andrea Kay Schubert and T.J. Southard were married Feb. 14, 2009, at St. Paul Lutheran Church. The Rev. David Johnson and the Rev. John Schubert, brother of the bride, performed the ceremony. Guitarist was Andy Tanz of Perryville, Mo., and pianist was Joy Schubert of Bradford, Pa., sister-in-law of the bride. Vocalists were Morgan Wachter, niece of the bride; Bill Bonney and Tim Mirly, all of Jackson, and Schubert...
Taylor - Nance (05/24/09)
Michelle Lynn Taylor and Jason Evert Nance were united in marriage March 28, 2009, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. Recorded music was played. The bride is the daughter of Bonnie Brown of Morehouse, Mo., and Robert and Odean Brown of Jackson. The groom is the son of the late Eddie and Linda Nance of St. Louis...
Crouch - Baldwin (05/24/09)
Amanda Ruth Crouch and Paul William Baldwin were married Oct. 11, 2008, at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville. The Rev. John Dautenhahn of Osage Beach, Mo., performed the ceremony. Pianist and organist was Matt Palisch of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Mike and Cheryl Crouch of Jackson, and Steve and Vickie Baldwin of Linn Creek, Mo...
King - Barlow (05/24/09)
Jerry and Phyllis King of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Renee King, to Andrew Thomas Barlow. He is the son of Ken and Lori Barlow of Fort Madison, Iowa. King is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in recreation management from Hannibal-LaGrange College in Hannibal, Mo. She is employed at Hannibal Regional Hospital...
Lord - Hann (05/24/09)
Robert and Sherry Lord of French Village, Mo., and Pamela Bain of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Amy Elizabeth Lord, to Matthew Lee Hann. He is the son of John and Kendall Crail of Scott City, and the late Jacque Hann. Lord is a 2001 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at Regions Bank in Cape Girardeau...
Johnston - Powers (05/24/09)
Laura Johnston and Marc Powers of Columbia, Mo., announce their engagement. She is the daughter of Mike and Tammy Johnston of Whitewater and the late Sharon Lee Simpson of Cape Girardeau. Powers is the son of Joseph Powers of St. Louis and Mary Fransen of Des Moines, Iowa...
Amberger - Dreyer (05/24/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- James and Tina Amberger of Perryville announce the engagement of their daughter, Emily Amberger, to Jason Dreyer, both of St. Charles, Mo. He is the son of Brian and Tammy Dreyer of Perryville. Amberger is a 2003 graduate of Perryville High School. She received a bachelor of science degree in nursing from Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg in 2007. She is a registered nurse in the Cardiothoracic Intensive Care Unit at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis...
Spangler-West - Markham (05/24/09)
Victoria Spangler of Sun Valley, Idaho, and William Spangler Jr. of Phoenix, Ariz., announce the engagement of their daughter, Heather Victoria Spangler-West, to Richard Dee Markham, both of Jackson. He is the son of Scott and Sharon Markham of Advance, Mo...
Waller - Poole (05/24/09)
Todd Waller of Perryville, Mo., and Elizabeth Kuehn of Barnhart, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Elizabeth Waller, to Jason Eugene Poole. He is the son of Todd and Renee Poole of Cape Girardeau and Laura Taylor of Gaffney, S.C...
Navare - Michael (05/24/09)
Victoria Michael of Cape Girardeau announces the engagement of her son, Dustin Patrick Shawn Michael, to Neesha Elizabeth Navare, both of Columbia, Mo. She is the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Jagadish Navare of Suffern, N.Y. Navare is a graduate of Loyola College in Maryland, Chatham College in Pennsylvania, and is pursuing a doctorate in English at the University of Missouri...
Matthews - 57 Years (05/24/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Jack P. Matthews of Tucson, Ariz., celebrated their 57th wedding anniversary May 17, 2009. Both are natives of Cape Girardeau. Matthews and Gloria June Green were married May 17, 1952, at Third Street Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau, by the Rev. Willis. Their attendants were Barbara Green and Richard Barks...
Fire report 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Cape Girardeau The following items were released by the Cape Girardeau Police Department. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summons Assault Burglary Thefts Miscellaneous Jackson...
Out of the past 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
25 years ago: May 24, 1984 Phillips, Dudley and Associates, a Cape Girardeau architectural firm, is hired by the Cape Girardeau County Court to study the feasibility of constructing a new county office building; the county is seeking a cost estimate for a one- or two-story building containing about 10,000 square feet of space at the old county jail site across the street from the Jackson courthouse...
How it all started (05/24/09)
Memorial Day, originally called Decoration Day, is a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation's service. There are many stories as to its actual beginnings, with over two dozen cities and towns laying claim to being the birthplace of Memorial Day...
General Order No. 11 (05/24/09)
HEADQUARTERS GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC Washington D.C. May 5, 1868 General Orders No. 11 I. The 30th day of May, 1868, is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers, or other decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village and hamlet churchyard in the land. ...
Letters regarding homeless in Cape (05/24/09)
An application requesting the 47.000-square-foot federal building on Broadway in downtown Cape Girardeau be turned over to New Life Evangelistic Center in St. Louis for use as a homeless shelter is opposed by a broad coalition that includes city, county and federal officials, business organizations, university officials, social agencies, churches and veterans organizations...
Memorial Day (05/24/09)
When the first ceremonies were held following the Civil War to honor those soldiers who had laid down their lives in battle, communities sought to pay proper respect to fallen heroes. Over the years, those observances have been adopted nationwide as Memorial Day. Several special events are planned throughout this holiday weekend, which also traditionally marks the start of summertime activities...
Climate change is political issue (05/24/09)
Having read Alan Journet's letter regarding scientific analysis of climate change several times, I find that I agree with most of it, except his unfortunate concluding shot. Yes, the climate is changing, has always changed and will continue to change...
Speak Out 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
A no-brainer; No rock at fair; American hero; Wait to judge; Opting out; Tax-free in Jackson; Doing good
Prayer 5/24/09 (05/24/09)
Bless, O God, those who have served in uniform on behalf of their nation. Amen.
Farrar Congregation Observes 150th Anniversary (05/24/09)
Farrar Congregation Celebrates 150th Anniversary Salem Lutheran Church in Farrar will celebrate the 150th anniversary of its founding with a special service on Pentecost Sunday, May 31 at 9:00 am with a potluck dinner following at Noon. Between the two events there will be a historical display and a DVD presentation of some of the over 400 old photographs that have been gathered by congregation members. ...
1000 miles in 24 hours! (05/24/09)
Glen Youngblood, Danny Swofford and myself completed a 1000 mile motorcycle ride in 24 hours Saturday morning at 2:30 AM. We left the Rhodes 101 on North Kingshighway at 6AM Friday morning, rode to Ponchatoula LA and returned home within the required 24 hours...
Paying Respect (05/24/09)
Adam Woeltje placing a flag on his grandfather's grave while helping his Boy Scout Troop 311 and American Legion Post 158 place flags on veterans' graves at Russell Heights Cemetary in Jackson on Saturday.
the rose (05/24/09)
At the rose garden in Capaha Park for the Artscape, and this one just seemed to stand out.
Pet of the Week (05/24/09)
Name: Patches Favorite activity: Playing with her stuffed bird.
"Light at the end of the tunnel" (05/24/09)
Our son Drew played at Rivercut Golf Course in Springfield for the State tournament a few weeks ago. As we followed him through this long tunnel I was reminded of the words of the song..."there's a light at the end of the tunnel" and there was!
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