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Sikeston officials discuss getting more business to relocate in Scott County (07/05/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- When it comes to attracting business in Scott County, commissioners and city of Sikeston, Mo., officials agree a united front is needed. During Thursday's meeting, Ed Dust, Sikeston director of economic development, Sikeston Mayor Jerry Pullen and city manager Doug Friend met with commissioners to discuss action for current and future industries that look at relocating within Scott County...
Listening Post event set for Wednesday in Jackson (07/05/09)
Listening post event set for Wednesday U.S. Sen. Kit Bond's Southeast Missouri district director, Tom Schulte, will hold a "Listening Post" event to hear concerns and comments from constituents about matters before Congress. Schulte will be on hand at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce, 125 E. Main St., Jackson. In the news release announcing the event, Bond said the public is welcome to discuss any federal policies or agencies...
Dances with fire: Area man spins poi (07/05/09)
When a broken femur ended his seven-year stint with skateboarding, Kyle Bunster lost a way of expressing himself. One year ago, he found an alternative. During the past year, Bunster, 22, has been refining his skills as a poi spinner. Poi is a form of dance that traces its roots back to the Maori people of New Zealand. ...
Census figures show Cape is 17th-largest city in Missouri (07/05/09)
Cape Girardeau's growth since 2000 makes it the 17th-largest city in Missouri, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. According to the bureau's latest population estimates, Cape Girardeau had a July 2008 population of 37,370, an increase of 253 since July 2007 and 2,021 from eight years earlier. In city size, Cape Girardeau ranks behind Jefferson City at 40,771, according to bureau statistics...
Perryville man injured in Friday accident (07/05/09)
Perryville man injured in Friday accident A Perryville man was taken to Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau by air ambulance Friday evening following a one-car accident. Michael J. Marr, 23, received moderate injuries when his 1999 Chevrolet S-10 pickup truck overturned on a rural highway, the Missouri State Highway Patrol reported. ...
Work begins on first phase of fourth Scott County water district (07/05/09)
BLODGETT -- Construction has started on the first phase of the Public Water Supply District No. 4 of Scott County. "We started laying lines ... on the distribution system" week before last, project manager David Chittenden Jr. of Waters Engineering said...
Metropolis development stalled by recession (07/05/09)
METROPOLIS, Ill. -- A planned riverfront development in Superman's adoptive home of Metropolis is being foiled by the recession. Leaders of the tourist town along the Ohio River in far Southern Illinois said the multimillion-dollar project calling for a hotel, marina and retail shops is on hold until the economy rebounds...
Surviving St. Louis-area show dog returns home (07/05/09)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- The only one of eight St. Louis-area show dogs to survive being left overnight in a hot van has returned home. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported on its website that veterinarians initially feared that the Siberian Husky named Cinder would need to be euthanized. Cinder was in kidney failure when she was taken for treatment along with the seven other dead and dying dogs...
Marion, Ill., mayor hopes to host Gitmo transplants (07/05/09)
MARION, Ill. -- Once the nation's most secure prison, the federal lockup in Southern Illinois has housed everyone from spies to a Colombian druglord to dapper mob boss John Gotti. Now the mayor of Marion hopes to roll out the welcome mat for a new set of accused criminals: Guantanamo Bay terrorism suspects...
5th victim of apparent serial killer in South Carolina dies (07/05/09)
GAFFNEY, S.C. -- A teenage girl shot while helping her father in their family's small furniture and appliance store died Saturday, becoming the fifth victim of a suspected serial killer terrorizing a small South Carolina community, authorities said...
National Archives missing many items (07/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- National Archives visitors know they'll find the Declaration of Independence, the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights in the main building's magnificent rotunda in Washington. But they won't find the patent file for the Wright Brothers' Flying Machine or the maps for the first atomic bomb missions anywhere in the Archives inventory...
Sarah Palin's resignation puzzles Republican leaders (07/05/09)
WASHINGTON -- Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's abrupt holiday resignation is an odd way to launch a potential presidential bid and certainly no help for a party battered by scandal and fighting for relevancy. From a folksy figure who was catapulted from obscure governor to vice presidential nominee, it's a move that has left Republican elders scratching their heads...
California man wins N.Y. hot dog eating match again (07/05/09)
NEW YORK -- Joey Chestnut chomped down a record 68 hot dogs, capturing his third straight July Fourth hot-dog eating contest at Coney Island, an annual showcase for flamboyant hot dogging contestants eager to show they really are what they eat...
Downturn in U.S. economy spurring more first dates (07/05/09)
CHICAGO -- Credit the recession for staycations and bringing us more game-night parties at home. But also give it a shout for spurring more first dates. Economic woes, it seems, unleash something practically primal in many of us who find ourselves without a partner: a hard-wired desire for companionship...
Movement grows to shut down shark tours in Hawaii (07/05/09)
HALEIWA, Hawaii -- Three women donned scuba masks and jumped into the waters off Oahu's North Shore, floating inside a submerged cage as about a dozen sharks glided toward bloody fish scraps tossed into the water by a tour company. Tourist Kim Duniec said the experience of coming eye-to-eye with sharks was exhilarating. "Their eyes were scary, but they were still graceful, absolutely beautiful," the Beaver Dam, Wis., woman said...
Exiled Honduran president vows return today to retake office (07/05/09)
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- Ousted President Manuel Zelaya said Saturday that he would return to Honduras to try to retake office following last week's military-backed coup, despite warnings of a potentially bloody confrontation and the interim government's vow to arrest him and put him on trial...
Israeli defense minister, U.S. envoy to meet again on settlements (07/05/09)
JERUSALEM -- An Israeli defense official said Defense Minister Ehud Barak is to hold a second round of talks with U.S. special Mideast peace envoy George Mitchell this week in an effort to resolve differences between the two sides on Jewish settlements in the West Bank...
Vatican running deficit amid economic crisis (07/05/09)
VATICAN CITY -- The Vatican said Saturday it ran a deficit in 2008 as its finances and donations from across the world were hit by the global economic crisis. The Vatican posted a budget deficit for a second straight year, though the figures improved strongly from 2007. The Holy See's 2008 deficit was around 0.9 million euros ($1.28 million), compared with a loss of 9.06 million euros a year earlier...
North Korea fires seven missiles off its east coast (07/05/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea launched seven ballistic missiles Saturday into waters off its east coast in a show of military firepower that defied U.N. resolutions and drew global expressions of condemnation and concern. The salvo, confirmed by the South Korean government, also appeared to be a slap at the United States as Washington moves to enforce U.N. as well as its own sanctions against the isolated regime for its May 25 nuclear test...
Iran opposition leader accused of being U.S. agent (07/05/09)
TEHRAN, Iran -- A top aide to Iran's all-powerful leader has accused the country's main opposition leader of being an American agent who should be tried for treason, increasing the pressure on reformists disputing the outcome of last month's presidential election...
Vogel wins dramatic playoff in rain-interrupted final round (07/05/09)
For an elite tournament that attracted players from around the world and featured only two players from Missouri among its 78 boys participants, the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions concluded in dramatic fashion with about as much local flavor as the tournament could hope to conjure...
Hole of the day - No. 18 (07/05/09)
The first time that Byeong-hun An played No. 18 on Saturday, he smacked his second shot onto the green, leaving about 10 feet for eagle. That putt stopped about 6 inches from the cup but wouldn't fall. It turns out, that eagle would have won the tournament...
Weather delay puts damper on tourament's final round (07/05/09)
The final round of the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions was in jeopardy of not finishing Saturday when play was stopped because of inclement weather, causing a delay that lasted nearly two hours. When it was apparent that a storm was coming, the AJGA and Dalhousie staff, along with local volunteers, rushed in to pick up the golfers and clear them from the course in a matter of minutes...
Tanco of Argentina wins girls title by 9 (07/05/09)
It looked like Karen Chung and Victoria Tanco were in for a battle after two holes of Saturday's final round at the AJGA's Rolex Tournament of Champions. Then Tanco took off and nobody could catch her. Tanco closed with a 4-under 67 to finish the tournament at 13 under and a nine-stroke victory over Chung at Dalhousie Golf Club...
Summer baseball roundup 7/5 (07/05/09)
Cape Senior Legion to play for fifth The Ford & Sons Cape Girardeau Post 63 Senior American Legion baseball team beat West Memphis, Ark., 12-11 at the Paragould, Ark., tournament Saturday. Jimmy Obermark belted a grand slam to help Post 63 rally from an 11-4 deficit in the fourth inning...
In fashion, hot pink is popping (07/05/09)
NEW YORK -- Your attention please: Dump that basic black. The fashion world needs to get past the dark cloud of the recession and look to a brighter day when the shopping public will be excited to buy new styles and try new colors, instead of merely replacing the basics. And that new attitude is largely being carried on the back of hot pink...
New materials are taking the 'lug' out of luggage (07/05/09)
NEW YORK -- Travelers have no interest in lugging their luggage anymore. They don't have to, according to experts. A combination of consumer demand, design modifications and innovative materials has allowed manufacturers to switch gears to produce smaller, lighter and ergonomic products, said Alan Krantzler, vice president of Tumi luggage brand's product management...
Missouri University of Science and Technology dean's list (07/05/09)
The folowing students were named to the 2009 spring semester honor list for the Missouri University of Science and Technology:Cape Girardeau: Sarah Michelle Bey, Karl Alan Bratcher, Cassandra Marette Browne, Elizabeth M. Buchheit, Eric M. ...
Jackson man spends spare time fixing bikes for the needy (07/05/09)
Six bicycles lay against Marvin Niedbalski's house ready to go to a new home. He already has someone in mind for the little purple-and-white girl's bike with training wheels. "My dad died when I was very young, so it was either work on a bike or not ride," Niedbalski said...
FYI 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Family reunion set in Jackson The Clingingsmith-Craft reunion will be held July 12, in the lower level of the Knights of Columbus Hall in Jackson. Reunion begins with basket dinner at noon. Organizers invite all relatives and friends to attend.
What's happening today 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Program teaches about little creatures Trail of Tears State Park will hold "Bat Bonanza" to teach people fun facts about bats and why they are important for the environment. The program starts at 2 p.m. at Trail of Tears State Park. Gordonville church holds patriotic celebration...
Perryville graduate finishes Army basic training (07/05/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Kasey L. Welker has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, she studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. ...
Dexter receives Tree City designation (07/05/09)
Dexter has been named a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation to honor the city's commitment to community forestry. It is the 16th consecutive year that Dexter has received this national recognition. The Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters and the USDA Forest Service...
Taylor named Lion of the Year (07/05/09)
Allen Taylor received the "Lion of the Year" award from the Cape Girardeau Evening Lions Club at the club's installation dinner June 19. Taylor was also appointed the new president of the club. ...
Cape Girardeau native completes Air Force training (07/05/09)
Air Force Airman Justin T. Lambert graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio. Lambert completed an eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies. Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Perryville man earns certification before deployment (07/05/09)
Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Kyle A. Trapp, son of Kathy A. and Keith B. Trapp of Perryville, Mo., along with sailors and Marines from the Bataan Amphibious Ready Group (BATARG), Norfolk, Va., and 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit (22nd MEU), Camp Lejeune, N.C., recently deployed as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. ...
Good deed of the week 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Vincentian Marian Youth's Operation Overhaul in Springfield, Mo., lasted June 14 to 20. They stayed in the Catholic Campus Ministry building by the Missouri State University Campus in Springfield. Thirty-eight students, young adults and adults from the Cape Girardeau area attended the event. ...
Cape Girardeau native graduates basic training (07/05/09)
Army Pvt. Justin S. Sander has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson in Columbia, S.C. During the nine weeks of training, he studied the Army mission, history, tradition and core values, physical fitness, and received instruction and practice in basic combat skills, military weapons, chemical warfare and bayonet training, drill and ceremony, marching, rifle marksmanship, armed and unarmed combat, map reading, field tactics, military courtesy, the military justice system, basic first aid, foot marches and field training exercises. ...
Sears Tower unveils 103rd floor glass balconies (07/05/09)
CHICAGO -- Visitors to the Sears Tower's new glass balconies all seem to agree: The first step is the hardest. The balconies are suspended 1,353 feet in the air and jut out four feet from the building's 103rd floor Skydeck. Their transparent walls, floor and ceiling leave visitors with the impression they're floating over the city...
Patrol Gunboat Reunions scheduled through fall (07/05/09)
The Patrol Gunboat Reunion Association has announced four upcoming reunions. This group represents the 17 Vietnam era Gunboats of the Asheville/Tacoma Class. <B>[--] Staff reports...
Volunteer program guarantees children get fed (07/05/09)
SIKESTON -- Each summer day begins the same. Veronica Mills and her two daughters, Alanna Mills, 21, and Raea Mills, 17, along with their friend, 19-year-old Brianna Johnson, arrive about 6:30 a.m. at Scott County Central Elementary where they prepare lunches to be delivered to nearly 500 children ages 0 to 18 at seven sites in the Sikeston area...
Jesse Statler (07/05/09)
Jesse Statler CHAFFEE, Mo. — Jesse A. Statler, 86 of Chaffee died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee.
JoAnn Reiminger (07/05/09)
JoAnn Reiminger JoAnn Reiminger, 79, of Jackson passed away Thursday, July 2, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson, where she had resided the past two years. She was born June 13, 1930, at Lilbourn, Mo., daughter of Eugene J. and Luella R. Thompson Biler. She and Raymond Reiminger were married April 26, 1950, in Chaffee, Mo...
Veronica Butler (07/05/09)
Veronica Butler Veronica Winschel Mattingly Butler, 85, of Palm Bay, Fla., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the home of her granddaughter in West Melbourne, Fla. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Crain Funeral Home in Cape Girardeau...
Dorothy Minyard (07/05/09)
Dorothy Minyard TAMMS, Ill. -- Dorothy Minyard, 75, of Tamms died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at Crain Funeral Home in Tamms. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thebes, Ill...
Lena Schaefer (07/05/09)
Lena Schaefer ANNA, Ill. -- Mrs. Lena Mildred Schaefer, age 101, of Anna passed away at 4:10 p.m. Thursday, July 2, 2009, at home. Lena was born Dec. 22, 1907, in Wolf Lake, Ill., daughter of Albert Eugene and Fannie Sides Markert. She and Raymond Schaefer were married July 19, 1924. He preceded her in death in 1993...
Linda Bevens (07/05/09)
Linda Bevens OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Linda Bevens, age 63, of Olive Branch died suddenly Thursday evening, July 2, 2009, at Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis. She was born Dec. 23, 1945, in Elco, Ill., to Alguquine and Ruby Ilene Bridges May. She and Ford Bevens Jr. were married Oct. 17, 1965. He survives her...
Erma Cox (07/05/09)
Erma Cox ADVANCE, Mo. -- Erma Irene Cox, 91, of Advance was born April 9, 1918, at Ardeola, Mo., daughter of Joseph Lloyd and Mary Blanche Finley King, and passed away July 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Erma was a homemaker and believed in the Pentecostal faith...
James Fillinger Sr. (07/05/09)
James Fillinger Sr. MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- James Alonzo Fillinger Sr., 69, of Marble Hill died Friday, July 3, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Born Jan. 19, 1940, in Paris, Ill., he was the son of John Andrew and Dorothy Irene Delischmidt Fillinger Sr...
Gilmer - Billups (07/05/09)
Krystle Breanne Gilmer and Devon Michael Billups were married Feb. 14, 2009, in a midnight Mass ceremony on the terraces of the Arneson River Theater on the banks of the San Antonio River in San Antonio, Texas. The ceremony was performed in English by the Rev. Joe Sullivan, and in Spanish by Judge Irene Rios...
Schlosser - Sawyer (07/05/09)
Jennifer Ann Schlosser and Aaron Martin Sawyer exchanged wedding vows May 24, 2009, at Firestone-Baars Chapel in Columbia, Mo. The Rev. Bryce Atkins of Columbia performed the ceremony. Organist was Eric S. Aldrich of Columbia. Parents of the couple are Joseph and Patricia Schlosser of Cape Girardeau, and Dr. Douglas and Peggy Sawyer of Winona Lake, Ind...
Lewallen - Burford (07/05/09)
Sarah Jean Lewallen and Terry Joseph Burford were married May 18, 2009, at Sandals Negril in Jamaica. The bride is the daughter of Melba Parker of Scott City and Verlon Parker of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Gerri and Gordan Powell and Ron and Janice Burford, all of Benton, Mo...
Legrand - Serpico (07/05/09)
Lori Anne LeGrand and Todd Serpico were married March 28, 2009, at Old St. Patrick's Church in Chicago. The Rev. Tom Hurley performed the ceremony. Giftbearers were Monica and Molly Genta of Mattoon, Ill. Pianist was Bill Fraher, violinist was Tom Yang, cellist was Steven Houser, and trumpeter was Chris Hasselbring. Vocalist was Aubrey Tokarz...
Reames - Starzinger (07/05/09)
Kristen Jean Reames and Jon Dennis Starzinger were united in marriage April 18, 2009, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Fort Smith, Ark. The Rev. John Treude performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Robert and Sandra Reames of Paris, Ark. The groom is the son of Rhonda Starzinger of Jackson, and the late Dennis Starzinger...
Cook - Unterreiner (07/05/09)
Lyndsey Renee Cook and Paul Clemens Unterreiner exchanged wedding vows March 28, 2009, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Music was provided by Mike Renick and Mark Unterreiner of Cape Girardeau and Renee Reinagel of Kelso. Scriptures were read by Steve Unterreiner of Cape Girardeau...
Glueck - Howell (07/05/09)
Stephen and Donna Glueck of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jessi Nicole Glueck, to Kenneth Trent Howell, both of Cape Girardeau. He is the son of Cindy Howell of Poplar Bluff, Mo., and the late Kenneth R. Howell. Glueck is a 2004 graduate of Scott City High School. She received a bachelor of arts degree in English from Southeast Missouri State University in 2008...
Kluesner - Volkerding (07/05/09)
Randy and Pam Kluesner of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Michelle Kay Kluesner, to John Wilson Volkerding. He is the son of John and Lisa Volkerding of Cape Girardeau. Kluesner expects to receive a bachelor of science degree in human environmental studies from Southeast Missouri State University in December. She is employed at the university...
Brunton - 65 Years (07/05/09)
Dr. and Mrs. Del Brunton observed their 65th wedding anniversary June 24, 2009. A celebration in their honor was held July 3 at the home of a son-in-law and daughter, Drs. Patrick and Janet Ruopp. Co-hosts were their other daughters, Jill Brunton and Judy Carter, and a son-in-law, James Carter...
Robert - 50 Years (07/05/09)
KELSO, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Theon "Peck" Robert of Kelso celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary June 14, 2009. Family and friends attended Mass at St. Augustine Church, and a reception hosted by their children was held at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City...
Fire report 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday:...
Police report 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWIs; Arrests; Summons; Assaults; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
25 years ago: July 5, 1984 A steady rain last night kept attendance down at this year's Cape Girardeau Jaycees annual Fourth of July Festival finale, but all events still came off as scheduled; attendance was between 7,500 and 10,000 for the demolition derby and fireworks display...
Stephan G. Rickard's letter to President Obama (07/05/09)
Stephan G. Rickard of Cape Girardeau, retired after more than 30 years in the collection division of the Internal Revenue Service, wrote a letter to President Obama earlier this year that touched on several key issues of national importance. President Barack Obama The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue Washington, D.C. 20500...
Detecting drunks (07/05/09)
Starting this month, more than 70,000 Missourians who have been convicted of alcohol-related driving offenses will be getting letters from the Missouri Department of Revenue informing them that they must get breath-analyzing ignition devices installed in their cars in order to regain their driver's licenses...
Museum music (07/05/09)
Along with more than 50 other people, I attended the "Dixieland Band and Cape CVB" event at the Cape River Heritage Museum on June 27. Jerry Ford and his combo played wonderful music, and Chuck Martin spoke to an appreciative audience about the river and riverboats, revealing a great respect for this city and its traditions. As the museum's volunteer curator, I share his feelings, and I am proud of the exhibits and programs that the museum has hosted over the years...
Cure is worse (07/05/09)
Simply stated, the magnitude of abuse of the economic system by the henchmen of meltdown pales into insignificance the amount being used to repair it. GILBERT DEGENHARDT, Cape Girardeau
Speak Out 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Crackdown on illegals; Health care woes; Flag display; Guns and dining; Trash hauling; Cap-and-trade vote; Founders' views; TV problems
Prayer 7/5/09 (07/05/09)
Hear us when we pray, O God. Listen to our voices and know our thoughts. Amen.
Stubborn (07/05/09)
The door to Howard's still stood despite all the demolition around it.
Jackson Fireworks Display (07/05/09)
Ooooooh!.... Ahhhhhhh!!! [Very pretty colors]!
Jackson City Park - July 4th 2009 Fireworks (07/05/09)
Jackson City Park - July 4th 2009 Fireworks Nice job my kids loved it !
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