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Swine flu case confirmed in Southeast Missouri school district (08/26/09)
DONIPHAN, Mo. -- Officials confirm a Doniphan student is sick with the H1N1 virus, also known as swine flu, the Daily American Republic reports. The student is doing remarkably well on medication and has not been hospitalized, said Jan Morrow, director of Ripley County Public Health Center...
Stoddard County woman arrested for alleged drug possession, threatening state trooper (08/26/09)
BLOOMFIELD, Mo. -- A Puxico woman is behind bars today following a vehicle stop Tuesday in which she allegedly threatened a highway patrol officer, the Daily Statesman reported. At 7:20 a.m., Missouri State Highway Patrol Trooper Jay Parsley pulled over 28-year-old Sara L. West of Puxico when he allegedly observed her traveling southbound on Highay 51 at 69 miles per hour and running off the side of the roadway...
Businessman arrested on drug charges (08/26/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A Dexter businessman is in jail this morning following his Tuesday arrest on drug-related charges, the Daily Statesman reported. James R. Hanner, 35, of Dexter, co-owner of Lucas Florist, has been charged with the Class B felony of distribution of a controlled substance (Xanax) and the Class B felony of possession of a controlled substance with the intent to distribute...
Section of Independence Street closed (08/26/09)
Beginning later today, a section of Independence Street will be closed for three to four weeks. Eastbound lanes on the roadway between Sprigg and Lorimier streets will be closed and traffic rerouted to Themis Street, according to Cape Girardeau assistant city engineer David Whitaker. Westbound lanes and local businesses will remain open throughout the phase of the project that began July 22, 2008, to widen Independence Street...
Sikeston woman injured in Tuesday morning crash (08/26/09)
DIGGINS, Mo. - A Sikeston, Mo., woman sustained moderate injuries in a Tuesday morning crash near US 60 and Route A. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred around 11:20 a.m. The highway patrol said that a 1994 Ford Arrowstar driven by Evans M Jeka, 38, of Springfield, Mo., failed to yield to a 2003 Hyundai driven by Emily L Pace, 19, of Sikeston. The Arrowstar then pulled into the path of the Hyundai...
Cape city manager wants to explore nighttime road construction (08/26/09)
Lengthy delays in construction zones like those endured Tuesday by motorists using Mount Auburn Road could be relieved in the future by pushing road work into nighttime hours, Cape Girardeau city manager Scott Meyer said. Meyer, a former district engineer for the Missouri Department of Transportation's Southeast District, mentioned that he wanted to explore the idea during a recent city council meeting. ...
Jackson School Board OKs bid to start second phase at high school (08/26/09)
With the first phase of construction complete, the Jackson School District is preparing to break ground again at the high school.
Proposals for Cape Girardeau passenger air service give city 'leverage,' airport board member says (08/26/09)
The proposals to provide subsidized commercial passenger service at Cape Girardeau Regional Airport provide a good variety of aircraft, destinations and schedules, Airport Advisory Board member Rick Hetzel said Tuesday.
From Cape to Cairo: Caravan to mark 50th of transcontinental trip (08/26/09)
When longtime Airstream trailer owner Steve Burrows met Dale "Pee-Wee" Schwamborn at an event in San Antonio last winter, he was intrigued by the older man's stories of the 1959 Airstream caravan across Africa, a trip that took about six months to complete...
Revived plan for transitional housing in Cape to cost $1.7 million (08/26/09)
Building a small group of energy-efficient homes as transitional housing for homeless families will cost about $1.7 million, Eva Hillis of Love INC told about two dozen people gathered to discuss the proposal at the Cape Girardeau Public Library. But the price tag shouldn't stop the effort, said Roy Jones, housing coordinator for the Caring Community Council, because more official support and more grants are now available than at any time during the past nine years...
Police in Bootheel town arrest man wanted in Louisiana (08/26/09)
STEELE, Mo. -- Steele police officers Brian James and Jerry Gentry recently arrested a man who was an escapee from Cameron Parish, La., and wanted in Oregon and in Mexico.
Route T to be closed today in Bollinger County (08/26/09)
Route T in Bollinger County will be closed from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. today for a pipe replacement. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be working on Route T between the Bollinger County Line and Route F.
Cape Girardeau intersection to permanently close starting Thursday (08/26/09)
The intersection of Highway 177 (Big Bend Road) and Timon Way in Cape Girardeau will be closed starting Thursday, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. Crews are creating a turnaround on Timon Way. Once it is created there will be no access to Timon Way from Highway 177. ...
New license required to repair President Casino (08/26/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri gambling regulators say owners of the President Casino in St. Louis cannot replace the aging facility without seeking a new operating license. Pinnacle Entertainment Inc. wants to replace the Admiral riverboat upon which the casino sits with a new barge. The Admiral will no longer be certified for passengers after July 2010 without significant repairs. It was built in 1907 and rebuilt in 1940...
Lawmakers plead guilty in obstruction case, resign (08/26/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Missouri state Sen. Jeff Smith pleaded guilty Tuesday to two federal counts of obstruction of justice tied to his failed 2004 congressional campaign and resigned, ending what was once thought to be a promising political career. State Rep. ...
USGS: Ozark aquifer could dry up in some areas (08/26/09)
JOPLIN, Mo. -- The Ozark aquifer, a primary source of water in southwest Missouri, could go dry in places even with slight growth over the next 50 years, according to a report from the U.S. Geological Survey. The USGS study showed that pumping from the Ozark aquifer may not be sustainable at Carthage and Noel if a 1 percent annual increase in water-withdrawal rates occurs annually from 2007 to 2057, the Joplin Globe reported...
Missouri State Fair crowd up about 12 percent from last year (08/26/09)
SEDALIA, Mo. -- Missouri State Fair officials say they expect attendance at this year's fair to be up about 12 percent over last year. Fair officials announced attendance estimates and grandstand sales Monday. The Sedalia Democrat reported that attendance estimates for the first three days of the fair showed a 15 percent increase, with about 49,150 fairgoers on opening day...
Quinn promises action on U of I trustees who refused to resign (08/26/09)
CHICAGO -- Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that he needs one more day before he reveals what he will do about the two members of University of Illinois' Board of Trustees who have refused to resign after an admissions scandal. One of those trustees, Chicago lawyer James Montgomery, already has said he'll take Quinn to court if the governor removes him...
Kennedy dead at 77 (08/26/09)
BOSTON -- Sen. Edward M. Kennedy of Massachusetts, the last surviving brother in a political dynasty and one of the most influential senators in history, died Tuesday night at his home on Cape Cod after a year-long struggle with brain cancer. He was 77...
$9 trillion deficit expected over decade (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- The White House is predicting a 10-year federal deficit of $9 trillion -- more than the sum of all previous deficits since America's founding. And it says by the next decade's end the national debt will equal three-quarters of the entire U.S. economy...
Warner Chilcott buying Procter & Gamble drug business for $3.1 billion (08/26/09)
TRENTON, N.J. -- Shares of Ireland's Warner Chilcott Plc skyrocketed Monday on news of its bid to morph from a small, specialty pharmaceutical company to a global player by buying Procter & Gamble Co.'s prescription drug business for $3.1 billion. The maker of women's health and dermatology products will get a portfolio with $2.3 billion in annual sales, including blockbuster osteoporosis drug Actonel, and triple its revenue in a rare deal financed entirely by bank debt...
Cash for Clunkers generates 700,000 new car sales (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Transportation Department says the popular Cash for Clunkers program generated nearly 700,000 new car sales and came under the $3 billion budget for the monthlong program. The government said Wednesday dealers submitted 690,114 vouchers totaling $2.88 billion in the program, which ended Tuesday...
July new US home sales up 9.6 percent (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Sales of new homes surged 9.6 percent in July, another sign the housing market is climbing back from the historic bottom it reached early this year. The monthly increase was greater than expected and the fourth in a row and it was spurred by a decrease in the price of homes...
Anheuser-Busch pulls college promotions (08/26/09)
MILWAUKEE -- Anheuser-Busch InBev is dropping its "Fan Cans" promotions from communities around the country where colleges have complained that the effort -- which sells cans of Bud Light in school colors -- promotes underage drinking and infringes on trademarks. ...
Anheuser-Busch, MillerCoors: price hikes in fall (08/26/09)
The nation's top brewers said Tuesday they plan to raise prices this fall, even as some of their top brands are seeing sales volume drop. Anheuser-Busch, maker of Bud Light and Budweiser, and MillerCoors, maker of Blue Moon and Miller Light, both say they're going to raise prices...
As more banks fall, private investors gain favor (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- As the tally of U.S. bank failures mounts, federal regulators could be extending an embrace to private investors seeking to buy failed institutions. Private equity funds have been targets of criticism for their risk-taking and outsized pay for managers. ...
Dealers hope for payment as Clunkers program ends (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- The wildly successful $3 billion Cash for Clunkers program has generated more than half a million car sales. Now dealers hope to get paid. The deadline for car dealers to submit reimbursement paperwork for the federal car incentives ended Tuesday night, a day after the government halted new sales under the program. ...
New home sales, durable goods orders seen higher (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Americans' pessimism about the economy appears to be lifting, with consumer expectations for the next six months hitting their most positive point since the recession began. And a national gauge of home prices has posted its first quarterly increase in three years...
Index: Home prices rise (08/26/09)
NEW YORK -- Home prices across most of the country have started to rise, a trend that will help stabilize the broader U.S. economy, according to new figures released Tuesday. Nationally, prices in the second quarter posted their first quarterly increase in three years, according to the Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller's U.S. National Home Price Index...
Nation's mail load gets lighter (08/26/09)
CHICAGO -- You can find a bright spot in the recession as close as your mailbox: There are far fewer hefty catalogs, bulging coupon packets, unwanted credit card offers and glossy fliers clogging it up. Thanks to the economic downturn and rising shipping costs, junk mail volume was down 16 percent in the nine months ending in June compared with the same period a year earlier, on pace for the steepest annual decline in decades...
Stocks higher on consumer confidence gain (08/26/09)
NEW YORK -- A rebound in consumer confidence and more healing in the housing industry have put stocks back on an upward path. Banks, retailers and homebuilders were Tuesday's biggest winners, helping to lift the major indexes about 0.3 percent. Energy and utility stocks fell sharply, and limited the overall market's advance, as oil prices cooled following a recent surge...
Bernanke is safe choice as Fed chief (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Giving Ben Bernanke a second term as Federal Reserve chairman was the politically safe course for a president beset by multiple crises and wanting no new battles. The decision also helped soothe jittery financial markets, while drawing applause across party lines...
Student pilot wanders into restricted airspace (08/26/09)
Student pilot wanders into restricted airspace WASHINGTON -- A student pilot who wandered into Washington's restricted airspace was forced to land in Gaithersburg, Md. Secret Service spokesman Darrin Blackford said the plane was identified around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday and landed about 25 minutes later in Maryland. Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Diane Spitaliere said the pilot of the small Cessna plane was making a cross-country flight alone for the first time...
Health reform supporters plan rallies, bus tours (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Supporters of President Obama's health care reform plan are ramping up their efforts with rallies and bus tours starting this week, aiming to counter public skepticism leading up to Congress' post-Labor Day return to Washington. "We want to send members of Congress back to D.C. ...
MLK Jr. memorial design modified to add security (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Education Secretary Arne Duncan is offering to pull some strings to get construction started on the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial planned for the National Mall. The project has stalled for about a year because of a disagreement between the foundation building the memorial and the National Park Service over how to secure the site against possible domestic terrorism threats...
S.C. retiree says Powerball prize won't change him (08/26/09)
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- A retired South Carolina state employee who spent two bucks on the lottery was all smiles Tuesday as he claimed a $260 million Powerball jackpot. "For once in my life, I really experienced the old saying, pinch me to see if I'm still alive, or if this is real," Solomon Jackson Jr. said...
Jackie Onassis' half brother indicted on child porn charges (08/26/09)
PORTLAND, Ore. -- The half brother to Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis has been indicted on felony charges of possessing child pornography in Oregon. James Auchincloss was indicted by a Jackson County grand jury in Medford on 25 counts of encouraging child sexual abuse resulting from the alleged duplication and possession of child pornography...
Children who stutter get chance to shine at camp (08/26/09)
ROCK HILL, N.Y. -- When Matt Hobbs first showed up at Camp Our Time a year ago, he barely spoke. Even surrounded by other young stutterers, maybe it didn't make sense for a teen with as severe an impediment as his to attend a camp focused on the performing arts...
Closing schools wouldn't ward off swine flu (08/26/09)
WASHINGTON -- Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius said Tuesday that a massive school closing wouldn't stop the spread of the swine flu virus, saying vaccinations must be the defense against a menace that one report said could infect up to half of the population...
Lawyer: Detention now worse for Suu Kyi (08/26/09)
YANGON, Myanmar -- The conditions of Myanmar democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi's detention have gotten worse since her conviction for violating terms of her previous house arrest, her lawyer said Tuesday. ...
South Korean attempt to launch satellite fails (08/26/09)
SEOUL, South Korea -- South Korea's first rocket launch Tuesday failed to push a satellite into its orbit, but the flawed mission may still anger rival North Korea, coming just months the communist nation's own launch drew international condemnation. ...
Massive wildfire near Athens nearly put out (08/26/09)
ATHENS, Greece -- A wildfire has been contained after raging for days near Athens. Firefighters patrolled smoldering areas near the capital Tuesday, guarding against flareups while assessing the damage. ...
Dutch teen in battle to sail solo around globe (08/26/09)
THE HAGUE, Netherlands -- Thirteen-year-old Laura Dekker wants to become the youngest person to sail solo around the world, and her parents think that's a great idea. But the Dutch Council for Child Protection is so concerned about the dangers of the voyage it has asked a court to grant it temporary custody of Laura so it can do what her parents refuse to: Halt the trip...
Election returns running about even in Afghanistan (08/26/09)
KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai and his main rival, former foreign minister Abdullah Abdullah, were running virtually even Tuesday in the first returns from last week's Afghan election, raising the possibility of a runoff that could drag the process out for months...
Iran nuclear enrichment program stalls (08/26/09)
VIENNA -- Iran's output of enriched uranium is stagnating even as its production capacity increases, a sign that Tehran may be running out of the ore needed to make nuclear fuel, diplomats said Tuesday. If so, it could mean that international sanctions to slow if not stop Iran's nuclear program are taking hold...
Area digest 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
Johnson wins club title at Kimbeland Barb Johnson had rounds of 76 and 78 to win the Kimbeland Country Club ladies championship by three shots. Johnson, who led by a stroke after the first round, finished with a 154 total. Vicki Long (78-79) and Margaret Sanders (81-76) tied for second at 157. Kathy Raines (77-81) was another stroke back...
Oran opens softball season with 13-3 victory at home (08/26/09)
Oran banged out four doubles as it opened its high school softball season with a 13-3 victory in five innings Tuesday at home against St. Vincent. Baily Carlyle led the offense with a pair of doubles, while Halle Woodfin and Amanda Williams added a double apiece. Woodfin finished with three RBIs and Williams, Taylor Irwin and Shelbie Seyer had two each...
Redhawks will not redshirt all freshmen (08/26/09)
In a perfect world, Southeast Missouri State football coach Tony Samuel would rather redshirt all his freshmen. But that is rarely possible on the Division I-AA level, where depth is always an issue. While some of Southeast's true freshmen are likely to redshirt, several have already made enough of an impression during preseason practice that Samuel knows for certain they will see the field this year...
Wainwright mows down Astros (08/26/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright became the National League's first 15-game winner. He also took the team lead, at least for a few days. Wainwright worked eight innings of three-hit ball and Albert Pujols' rare hit off Wandy Rodriguez drove in the lone run in the St. Louis Cardinals' 1-0 victory over the Houston Astros on Tuesday night...
Rockies' uphill climb is reduced to two games (08/26/09)
DENVER -- Troy Tulowitzki lined a fastball into center field off James McDonald with one out and the bases loaded in the 10th to give the Colorado Rockies a wild, 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in the opener of a crucial three-game series Tuesday night...
Cardinals' top pick Miller throws at Busch (08/26/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Shelby Miller, the St. Louis Cardinals' top pick, threw in the Busch Stadium bullpen Tuesday while most of the front office watched. The 18-year-old right-hander from Brownwood, Texas, who has a high 90s fastball, also officially signed the $2.875 million contract he agreed to on the Aug. 17 deadline. He ships out Wednesday to Class A Quad Cities to begin a professional career that was delayed by protracted negotiations...
Vick set to make debut Thursday (08/26/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Vick has looked sharp zipping uncontested passes to open receivers and racing past defenders who aren't allowed to touch him in practice. Now he'll see what it's like to face 11 guys going after him again. Vick will make his Eagles debut in a preseason game Thursday night in Philadelphia. The three-time Pro Bowl quarterback hasn't played in an NFL game since Dec. 31, 2006, with the Atlanta Falcons -- against the Eagles on the same field...
Jackson medalist after stroke play at U.S. Amateur tournament (08/26/09)
TULSA, Okla. -- Tim Jackson shot a second-round 70 to leave him at even par and earn medalist honors at the U.S. Amateur on Tuesday, even after he was assessed a one-shot penalty for slow play at the conclusion of his round. The 50-year-old became the oldest player in the history of the tournament to lead after stroke play. The top 64 in the field of 312 move into match play today at South Hills Country Club, with the 36-hole final set for Sunday...
Avery returns to Rams' practice field well ahead of schedule (08/26/09)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Rams wide receiver Donnie Avery had been expected to miss up to the first two weeks of the season with a left foot stress fracture, but was back on the practice field Tuesday. "Like I tell my teammates, you know, I run fast but I heal faster," Avery joked after the workout at Rams Park, where he appeared on his way to a quick recovery. Avery was hurt during an Aug. 7 scrimmage when a defensive back landed on his foot...
Marinade gives flatiron steak a Southwestern flavor (08/26/09)
The flatiron steak, often referred to as a top blade steak, is a marbled cut of beef from the shoulder. It does well in braises such as goulash or Swiss steak but can also be butterflied and cooked quickly on the grill. Here it gets a smoky Southwestern-style marinade and is accompanied by a relish that would work well with almost any type of grilled beef, pork or fish...
Easy ways to save money when doing the laundry (08/26/09)
Depending on the size of your household and the number of laundry loads you do each week, cleaning clothes can put a huge strain on your budget. According to EnergyStar.gov, one way to save energy and money is to turn the temperature down and wash laundry in cold water. Adjust the water level, too. If the load doesn't fill the washer, the water shouldn't either...
Meat producers struggle despite eat-local approach (08/26/09)
When a vegetable patch at the White House eclipses the famed presidential rose garden, it's clear the local food movement has gone mainstream. Direct sales of food from farms grew 49 percent to $1.2 billion between 2002 and 2007, according to the latest government agricultural census. Yet many local meat farmers are struggling...
New cocktail varieties put meat in the glass (08/26/09)
ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- First you cook the bacon, remove the fat and tear it into pieces. It sounds like the start of a nice breakfast, but it's actually the first part of mixologist Adam Seger's Baconcello recipe. The next step is steeping the bacon in vodka for 72 hours...
Recipe Swap: New book helps feed the flock, raise money for church buildings (08/26/09)
For those who love a new cookbook, I am excited to tell you about one. Maple United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau has a brand-new book. "Feeding the Flock" is a 159-page cookbook featuring recipes for every course of a meal. There are new recipes as well as tried-and-true ones to please everyone. ...
Jessica Biel named 'most dangerous celebrity' for Internet searches (08/26/09)
NEW YORK -- Jessica Biel is the most dangerous celebrity on the Internet. Security technology company McAfee Inc. on Tuesday reported that searches for the 27-year-old actress are more likely to lead to online threats such as spyware and viruses than searches for any other celebrity...
Rose Musgraves (08/26/09)
Rose L. Musgraves, 94, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at Monticello House in Jackson. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson. Parish prayers will be at 7, immediately followed by the rosary. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home...
Rick Proffer (08/26/09)
Rick Proffer, 53, of Jackson died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, near Piedmont, Mo. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
Jacob Schneider (08/26/09)
Jacob Scott Schneider, 20, of Jackson died Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2009, at his home. Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Paul Urhahn (08/26/09)
Paul "Chuck" Urhahn, 55, of Dublin, Ga., passed away Friday, Aug. 21, 2009, at the Carl Vinson Veterans Administration Hospital in Dublin following an extended illness. Mr. Urhahn was born Sept. 4, 1953, in Cape Girardeau, to the late Leon "Gumbo" and Verneda Welter Urhahn...
Dr. Pamela Hearn (08/26/09)
Dr. Pamela Hindman Hearn, 73, passed away Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009, at her home in Cape Girardeau. She was born in Anna, Ill., on June 7, 1936, daughter of Ruel and LaWanda Pygett Hindman. She went to Anna-Jonesboro High School, where she excelled in academics and music...
Kathrine Lamkin (08/26/09)
Kathrine Porter Russell Lamkin, one of Cape Girardeau's least politically correct residents, died Monday, Aug. 24, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital, a few days before her 83rd birthday. She was the daughter of Richard B. and Florence Hein Russell, whose ancestors settled here by 1797. Last year she and husband John T. "Jack" Lamkin celebrated 60 years of marriage at a series of events attended by all of her six children, 18 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...
Fire report 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday:...
Police report 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Thefts; Jackson: Arrest; Theft; Property damage
Out of the past 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 26, 1984 The Cinnamon Bear Preschool and Childcare Center is set to open tomorrow at 615 Bellevue St.; Kaye Clemens is owner and director of the school. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Two prisoners in the Perry County Jail, one of whom is awaiting trial for capital murder, escape from the jail in the afternoon but are recaptured in the evening; the two escape by climbing a fence surrounding the exercise yard...
Correction 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
In an article in Tuesday's Southeast Missourian, the principal of Cape Girardeau Central Middle School should have been identified as Mark Kiehne on second reference. The board action items should have identified the Missouri Health and Educational Facilities Authority as MOHEFA. The Southeast Missourian regrets the errors...
Get your calculator - a big one (08/26/09)
If we're hellbent on providing health care for an estimated 47 million uninsured Americans, then let's calculate the costs. Fair enough? Just keep in mind that this proposal is in addition to Medicaid, which already takes one-third of the total budget for our state...
Starz on the Rise (08/26/09)
Cape Girardeau's live theater scene has a wonderful addition called Starz on the Rise. It's a project masterminded by Mike Dumey, choir director at Central Junior High School. Dumey's reputation for turning young students into top-notch performers is well-established. Over the years he has directed junior-high musical productions involving more than 150 students that have wowed appreciative audiences...
Sikeston dog plan raises concern (08/26/09)
In response to the story "Sikeston seeks public input on new railroad, pet regulations": If this proposition to spay and neuter all dogs were to spread to the rest of the country, there would be no more service dogs, no more search and rescue dogs, no more dogs to help with cattle and other livestock...
Speak Out 8/26/09 (08/26/09)
Rough road; Wisp of evidence; Healthy lunches; Threat levels; River policy; Bean counters; Math proficiency; Solve problems; Nicest people; Not really free; Tourist weather; Base instincts; Fear-mongering
Prayer 8/27/09 (08/26/09)
For a refreshing bit of fall weather in mid-August, we give comfortable thanks. Amen.
Marble Hill Optimist Club Barrel Racing Bonanza (08/26/09)
Well here we go......barrel racing and pole racing only!! The Optimist club has been asked to put together a horse show for all of you that prefer to compete in barrels and poles. SO...Here is the scoop! On Saturday, August 29th, 2009, starting @ 7:00 p.m. the Optimist club will host an all barrel & pole racing horse show event!...
Tour of Missouri Volunteer Meeting This Evening (08/26/09)
Local race organizers will host a VOLUNTEER Meeting this evening (Wed, August 26) at 7pm at the Osage Centre located on North Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau. Those citizens that have already submitted volunteer applications have been asked to attend to learn more about their roles within the race in Cape on September 8, 2009...
Cypress Swamp (08/26/09)
Cypress Swamp at Heron Pond just south of Vienna Illinois
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (08/26/09)
Biscuit is a 2yr old beagle mix. She is housebroken and good with kids. Biscuit has been hanging out in the office because she is scared in the kennel area. She is very sweet! Biscuit is available for adoption at The Humane Society of SEMO 334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org...
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