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Stories from Monday, August 31, 2009

Mt. Auburn reopened to traffic (08/31/09)
North Mt. Auburn Road was re-opened to traffic shortly before 2 p.m. today following a gas leak that shut the road down.
Water leak at Ellis Street to be repaired Tuesday (08/31/09)
A water leak near the intersection of Ellis Street and William Street should be repaired Tuesday afternoon, said Kevin Priester, water system manager for Cape Girardeau's water utility operator, Alliance Water Resources. The leak was reported Friday morning, Priester said. Crews responding determined that the leak was not an emergency and that there was no danger to customers, he said...
Motorcyle overturns, 78-year-old driver survives (08/31/09)
IRONTON, Mo. - A 78-year-old Marble Hill, Mo., man was injured Sunday night after his motorcycle overturned on US 49. At around 7:09 p.m. Gerald R. Grasso was driving his 2004 Harley Davidson when he failed to negotiate a curve on the roadway. The motorcycle then ran off the roadway, struck a tree and overturned...
Crash injures three teens in Perry County (08/31/09)
PERRY COUNTY, Mo. - A Marble Hill, Mo., teenage boy was seriously injured and two others sustained moderate injuries in a Sunday evening crash near US 61. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, Mitchell R. Woods, 17, was driving his 1996 Jeep Cherokee around 7:20 p.m. eastbound on Route NN. The Cherokee veered off the right side of the roadway and struck a utility pole...
4,000 come out to help Procter & Gamble celebrate 40th anniversary (08/31/09)
Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder was a seventh-grader when Procter & Gamble's facility in Cape Girardeau County produced its first box of Pampers diapers in 1969. On Saturday, Kinder and others reminisced about the company's presence in the area during the plant's 40th anniversary celebration...
League of Women Voters offers county charter program (08/31/09)
The Cape Girardeau County charter exploration that started nearly two years ago continues. The League of Women Voters of Southeast Missouri has been making brief presentations to area groups on the issue and hopes to do more. "People seem really excited about the idea," said Sue Brockett, the league's president. "The fears seem to be more about planning and zoning, but in fact with a charter you write your own [rules]."...
Coalition to choose from two community college proposals (08/31/09)
The coalition that has been working to bring a community college to the Cape Girardeau area will make a final recommendation next month. The group will meet Sept. 24 and is expected to come to a consensus, said John Mehner president of the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce. The group has faced decisions about location and which institution will head the project...
Registration begun for food safety training (08/31/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Board of Health is accepting registrations for ServSafe, its two-day food safety training and certificate program Oct. 20 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A ServSafe certificate is a basic credential required for restaurant and food managers. For more information, call 335-7846 or log onto www.semoevents.com....
Dems: Honor Kennedy through civil debate on health care (08/31/09)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats evoked memories of the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy on Sunday in calling for a civil debate over plans to overhaul the nation's health care system. A key Republican said Kennedy's death leaves Democrats without a leader capable of forging a bipartisan compromise...
California wildfire spreading north, forcing evacutions (08/31/09)
LOS ANGELES -- A growing wildfire in the mountains above Los Angeles surged north Sunday, forcing more evacuations and threatening some 12,000 homes. Residents of the small town of Acton were ordered to evacuate as the 4-day-old blaze headed into the Antelope Valley...
N.M. boy faces murder charge in dad's death (08/31/09)
BELEN, N.M. -- A 10-year-old New Mexico boy is facing a murder charge in the shooting death of his father. Police alleged that the boy used his own rifle to shoot his father and then called authorities. Arriving at the family's home Thursday evening, police found 42-year-old Byron Hilburn with a head wound. He was pronounced dead at an Albuquerque hospital...
Japan's long-ruling party loses election (08/31/09)
TOKYO -- Japan's opposition swept to a historic victory in elections Sunday, crushing the ruling conservative party that has run the country for most of the postwar era and assuming the daunting task of pulling the economy out of its worst slump since World War II...
Two blasts kill 16, hit NATO trucks (08/31/09)
ISLAMABAD -- Bombings targeted a Pakistani police station and set a NATO fuel convoy ablaze Sunday, killing 16 cadets in the northwest's Swat Valley and threatening the supply line to international forces in Afghanistan in a separate attack near the border...
Scott City volleyball wants return to state final four (08/31/09)
SCOTT CITY -- The Scott City volleyball team is hungry. A year after falling in the state championship match to Hermann, the Rams have worked hard to improve and are ready for another shot at a title. "We can already taste it, we're so excited," senior Stephanie Essner said. "Every time coach mentions it, we get chills. We know we can be up there in November and it's exciting."...
Southeast soccer surpasses '08 win total (08/31/09)
It hasn't taken the Southeast Missouri State's soccer team long to put last year's rare down season in the rearview mirror. The Redhawks already have posted more wins than in all of 2008 following Sunday's 1-0 home victory over Northern Illinois. "We're excited," Southeast junior midfielder Vanessa Hart said. "We have high hopes for the season. We're expecting a lot out of ourselves."...
17-year-old wins U.S. Amateur championship (08/31/09)
Byeong-Hun An moved to the United States in pursuit of a better golf game. He left his life and his mother half a world away and moved to a country where he didn't speak the language to learn the game he'd first tried out by chance one day while his father was hitting balls at the driving range...
Bulger could see action in Rams' final tuneup (08/31/09)
EARTH CITY, Mo. -- Rams quarterback Marc Bulger took the first step Sunday toward returning to the playing field. Bulger, out since Aug. 17 after fracturing the pinky on his throwing hand, threw 21 passes in a side session at the morning practice. Coach Steve Spagnuolo didn't watch the session, but said offensive coordinator Dick Curl was pleased with the performance...
Cardinals, Wainwright add another victory (08/31/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Adam Wainwright made the most of his 28th birthday and bobblehead day, becoming the majors' first 16-game winner. Wainwright dominated most of his six innings in St. Louis' 2-1 victory that gave the Cardinals a three-game sweep of the Washington Nationals...
Southeast shouldn't take Quincy lightly in season-opener (08/31/09)
The Southeast Missouri State football team, with its lack of recent success, has no right to take anybody lightly. But if the Redhawks had thoughts of looking past NAIA Quincy University -- Thursday's season-opening opponent -- what the Hawks did in their first game no doubt ended any possibility of that happening...
Family Resource Center provides place for people in South Cape to gather for meals, seek assistance (08/31/09)
Pat King watches more than 100 people come to the Cape Area Family Resource Center at 1202 S. Sprigg St. each week. Because many of those coming to the center are regulars, she has gotten to know them and knows how their lives are affected by the programs the center offers...
Talking Shop with Palmi Henry, owner of Lil' Miss Muffin and Stuff in Jackson (08/31/09)
A hot cup of coffee and a warm breakfast sandwich are morning staples for many Americans. Jackson residents will find that and much more when visiting Lil' Miss Muffin and Stuff. Owner Palmi Henry took a few minutes out of her busy schedule to talk with Southeast Missourian business reporter Brian Blackwell about her personal life, her start in the business and what the future holds for the shop...
More people staying home for Labor Day this year (08/31/09)
If you're planning on spending this Labor Day at home, you're not alone. According to a recently released poll by North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization, there will be 13.3 percent fewer people traveling on Labor Day weekend this year than last. In its poll, AAA predicts 39.1 million people will travel at least 50 miles or more from their home, down from 45.1 million Americans who traveled during the holiday weekend last year...
Realty Executives of Cape County hires two (08/31/09)
Nancy and Keith Inman have joined the staff of Realty Executives of Cape County. The couple previously worked at Century 21 Ashland Real Estate. Keith Inman received a degree from Southeast Missouri State University, while Nancy Inman earned a degree from Metro Business College...
Ashland real estate firm names Blanchard broker manager (08/31/09)
Carl Blanchard is the new broker manager of the Century 21 Ashland Real Estate, 2441 Myra Drive in Cape Girardeau. Blanchard has more than 30 years' experience in real estate management and sales and has owned and managed real estate companies in recent years. He is a previous two-term president of the Cape Girardeau County Board of Realtors. Other honors include Realtor of the Year and lifetime membership of the Million Dollar Club...
Southeast University MBA student attends conference (08/31/09)
Lucas Presson recently attended an executive education seminar at the Washington University Olin School of Business in St. Louis. The seminar is designed for senior and midlevel managers as well as human resources executives. Presson is a student in the Southeast Missouri State University MBA program a health policy graduate assistant in the Harrison College of Business...
Orthodontics practice welcomes new doctor (08/31/09)
Dr. Kate Barnette has joined Noffel-Feuerhahan Center for Orthodontics. A native of Missouri, Barnette earned degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and St. Louis University. She received her dental training at Southern Illinois University in Alton, graduating first in her class. She is a board-certified orthodontist and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, American Board of Orthodontists, American Dental Association and Rotary International...
Century 21/Key Realty agent attends educational retreat (08/31/09)
Elizabeth Lockhart with Century 21 Key Realty in Cape Girardeau recently attended the company's annual Top Agent Retreat. The day-and-a-half conference offered educational sessions and network with peers from Century 21 offices from around the nation. The event was held at the Westin Diplomat Resort & Spa in Hollywood, Fla...
Charles Hedge (08/31/09)
Charles Earl Hedge, 46, of Advance, Mo., died Aug. 29, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Oct. 1, 1962, in Alton, Ill., the son of Samuel and Christina Ezell. Charles was a truck driver for Proffer Produce in Park Hills, Mo. He was of the Pentecostal faith...
Larry Ratliff (08/31/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- Larry Ratliff Sr., 68, of Advance, died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 23, 1940, in Shafter, Calif., son of Jack and Lourane Barnett Ratliff. Larry was a retired truck driver. He associated with the Assembly of God Church in Advance...
George Roussell (08/31/09)
George R. Roussell, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Aug. 28, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Dec. 19, 1914, in Chicago, the son of George J. and Nellie Mary Prince Roussell. He and Ada Dohogne were married Oct. 27, 1956, at Cape Girardeau. She died Feb. 11, 2000...
James Boyer (08/31/09)
GLENALLEN, Mo. -- James M. Boyer, 82, of Glenallen died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2009, at his home. Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Hutchings Funeral Chapel in Marble Hill, Mo. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with Dr. John Englehart and Kelly Francis officiating. Burial will be at McGee Chapel Cemetery in Glenallen...
Bethany Rose (08/31/09)
Bethany Dee Rose, 46, of Scott City died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. The funeral will be at noon Thursday at the funeral home chapel...
Marilyn Arbuckle (08/31/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Marilyn Mae Arbuckle, 65, of Anna died Saturday, Aug. 29, 2009, at Helia Healthcare in Energy, Ill. Friends may call after 2 p.m. until the funeral hour Tuesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Tony Foeller officiating. Interment will be in the Anna City Cemetery...
Edward Schiwitz (08/31/09)
Edward C. Schiwitz, 83, of Scott City died Sunday, Aug. 31, 2009, at his daughter's home in Jackson. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City.
Fire report 8/31/09 (08/31/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Police report 8/31/09 (08/31/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Assault Robbery Thefts Property damage Miscellaneous Jackson...
Out of the past 8/31/09 (08/31/09)
25 years ago: Aug. 31, 1984 The Cape Girardeau City Council is expected to give final approval to the Cape Girardeau Redevelopment Corporation's downtown refurbishing plan when it meets Wednesday. A group of Cape Girardeau residents announces a petition drive to repeal by referendum an ordinance that creates a joint city-Southeast Missouri State University commission to oversee operation of the proposed Cape Girardeau multipurpose building...
Sunshine training (08/31/09)
Today, government officials from around the area are invited to one of two workshops offered by the the Missouri attorney general's office to educate them about the state's open meetings and open records law, called the Sunshine Law. The sessions are at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at the Cape Girardeau County administration building in Jackson...
Kennedy death is great loss (08/31/09)
Sen. Ted Kennedy has gone from this world but has left an indelible print on us. He was the last of the famous Kennedy brothers and, although not nearly as famous as the rest, tried every day of his life to help those not as fortunate as he. He worked his entire career tirelessly to provide everyone quality health care. ...
Speak Out 8/31/09 (08/31/09)
Tax increase; Uniting the GOP; Bush blocks view; Fighting for little guy; Student copies; Half a law; Add it up; Unfortunate comments; Mean-spirited; Good-looking; Not a choice
Prayer 8/31/09 (08/31/09)
Help us, O God, to find happiness in our work and in our relationships with others. Amen.
Heartland Buddy Walk Press Release (08/31/09)
On October 10, 2009, the Heartland Down Syndrome Association will host Southeast Missouri's first-ever Buddy Walk. The walk is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Cape County Park North, Pavilion 8, in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, and will be approximately one mile in length. ...
START IT UP SUNDAYS TO AIR ON CHANNEL 5 (08/31/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The City of Cape Girardeau's Public Access Cable Channel 5 will host marathons of the show Vintage Vehicle on Sunday afternoons from noon to 5 p.m. leading up to the 32nd Annual Classic Car Show downtown on Sept. 20. Vintage Vehicle celebrates classic vehicles and their owners in a 30-minute show that normally airs on Channel 5 Thursdays at 7 and 7:30 p.m...
Ice Cream Social (08/31/09)
Get the family together for a fun, educational and delicious Sunday out! The Jackson Heritage Association is announcing an ice cream social, to be held on Sunday, September 13, from 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm at the Oliver House in Jackson. Refreshments, including cookies and ice cream, will be provided. Take a tour of the beautiful Oliver House, a Jackson historical landmark. Young and old will delight in the Victorian period furnishings and the chance to experience history...
Birthday Cake Madness (08/31/09)
Layla Marie got her very own Chica birthday cake Sunday, and proceeded to explore every bit of it. After some time in the sink, she was back to her old self, but these pictures capture the fun a one year-old can have on her birthday!
Filler up, check the oil (08/31/09)
Gas Station at the 45 - 146 intersection in Vienna Illinois
Steve's Hillbilly Fishin Pole (08/31/09)
Grandpa Rick took Steve Masterson fishin. He had only a pole so Steve used an apple from grandpas tree for a bobber and a safety pin for a hook. This was the first of 8 fish he caught with his creation, the hillbilly fishin pole.
Mason & Coree (08/31/09)
Mason Underwood (Son of Casey Reeves and Darrin Underwood) holding his new baby sister Coree, born Aug 28th.
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