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Stories from Sunday, October 4, 2009

After layoffs and plant closings, area business leaders now have calmer outlook on economy (10/04/09)
The national economy showing signs of renewed growth may mean the deepest recession in 26 years officially ended in July. Locally, business and economic development leaders report companies more confident about surviving, even if thriving seems uncertain...
Transportation commission to consider bids for Route W resurfacing project (10/04/09)
The federal stimulus project to widen and resurface four miles of Route W in Cape Girardeau County should be back on track after the Missouri Highways and Transportation Commission meets Wednesday in Sikeston, Mo.
Scott City landlords may form group that would help properties avoid some inspections (10/04/09)
A not-for-profit landlord association could form at a Thursday meeting in Scott City as city officials and a group of landlords hope to keep properties in town from deteriorating. Scott City Mayor Tim Porch said he and other city officials called for a meeting in April with landlords over deteriorating buildings. In order to stay within city code, Porch said, the city council was debating whether to hire a private inspection company to inspect rental properties when tenants moved out...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (10/04/09)
7 p.m. Monday City hall 401 Independence St. Public hearings Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Other...
Hundreds turn out for Tour de Cape bike ride (10/04/09)
More than 300 bicyclists gathered in downtown Cape Girardeau Saturday morning for the start of the 10th annual Tour de Cape charity bicycle ride. Money generated from the tour will be donated to Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship. The organization will use the money to fund scholarships for children with disabilities who may not have the financial means to receive therapy from the organization...
Cape man to stand trial for arson in Sept. house fire (10/04/09)
Testimony from an arson victim and a police detective Friday convinced Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp to order a Cape Girardeau man to stand trial on arson charges for a Sept. 11 house fire. Demarquis M. Gill, 25, listened to Chelsea Elkins, who lived in the home at 1863 Big Bend Road, and Cape Girardeau Police detective Don Perry testify about the fire and the subsequent investigation during a preliminary hearing before Kamp...
Suspect who fled hospital waives hearing on seven felony counts (10/04/09)
A man who escaped from custody while being treated at Saint Francis Medical Center must answer felony burglary, assault and fleeing charges. Jeramie D. Oakley, 29, of West Frankfort, Ill., waived his preliminary hearing on the charges Friday. Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ordered him to appear in court again on Oct. 19...
Sex offender to stand trial for alleged attempt at sex with 13-year-old girl (10/04/09)
A convicted sex offender will stand trial for allegedly attempting to lure a 13-year-old girl -- who actually was a Cape Girardeau Police Department detective posing as a minor -- to Capaha Park for sex, Associate Circuit Judge Gary A. Kamp ruled Friday.
Film commission director advocates for legislation (10/04/09)
In January 2006, Hollywood came to Cape Girardeau. Johnny Knoxville and Diane Lane were among the actors, actresses and stage crew who descended upon the town for scenes filmed at the Missouri Dry Dock and other locations for the movie "Killshot." Though most of the scenes shot in Cape Girardeau were cut from the film's final version, the economic impact locally equaled about $2 million.
Former New Madrid County official charged with stealing (10/04/09)
NEW MADRID, Mo. -- A former New Madrid County official is charged stealing from those under her care. Nancy C. Pardon, who served as New Madrid County public administrator until resigning in August 2008, is accused of stealing at least $25,000 in cash and checks from those she was responsible for as public administrator...
Students aim for record at Science Day (10/04/09)
LAURA SIMON~photos@semissourian.com It was a Friday afternoon of fun and learning at West Park Mall as Jason Lindsey and his Hooked on Science team attempted to break the world record for the largest chemistry class in a single room. ...
Harvest Day supplies family entertainment (10/04/09)
Harvest celebrations have been a part of America's rural culture as long as we have been farming the land. For the past 42 years, Pioneer Orchards in Jackson has celebrated the fall harvest with a day filled with activities for the entire family. The Harvest Day at Pioneer Orchards centers on the apple. ...
Mo. gov. seeks to boost interest in state parks (10/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The number of people visiting Missouri's 83 state parks has steadily declined since 1999, and Gov. Jay Nixon is reaching out to tourism and business leaders around the state to try to boost attendance. Nixon spoke to tourism leaders in Branson on Wednesday and to the Regional Business Council in St. Louis on Thursday, outlining for them his plan to turn around sagging state park attendance...
Illinois driver's license renewal fees to rise Oct. 11 (10/04/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- For more than 25 years, it has cost Illinoisans 10 dollars to renew their driver's licenses. That is about to change. On Oct. 11, the cost of renewing a standard Illinois driver's license jumps from the $10 in effect since 1983 to $30...
Jackson's reserved place-kicker allows his leg to do the talking (10/04/09)
At a time when most future Jackson football players dreamed of someday being the next power running back, fullback or bone-jarring linebacker, Morgan Johnson teed up footballs in his yard off Route W and kicked them up a hill. "I'd use sticks or a shovel or something [for uprights]," the soft-spoken Jackson senior said...
McClellan wins at own cross country meet (10/04/09)
Notre Dame senior Wynn McClellan didn't wait long to make his final home cross country meet memorable Saturday. McClellan used a final burst of speed as he approached the final mile to finish strong, nearly 30 seconds ahead of Scott City's Brandon Shemonia, to win the Notre Dame Invitational title...
High school roundup: Central sweeps swim meet (10/04/09)
The Friday results from local high school action that was reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Jackson girls win Parkway West cross country meet (10/04/09)
The Saturday results from local high school teams that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott City grabs take second straight W (10/04/09)
After starting the season with four straight losses, the Scott City football team isn't about to apologize for any win. So the Rams were plenty pleased with their second straight victory, even if it was a struggle against a first-year squad comprised solely of freshmen and sophomores...
Central struggles to stop Mules' run attack (10/04/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Poplar Bluff needed a little over 16 minutes to produce another big win Friday night as Zach Ferguson broke the career touchdown mark. Ferguson scored three times as the Mules beat visiting Central 51-12 in a SEMO North Conference game...
Perryville loses 21-0 against Fredericktown in homecoming game (10/04/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- If effort equaled tackles and progress equaled points, the Perryville Pirates football team might be looking at a 6-0 record instead of 0-6. But despite bright spots, the Pirates made enough mistakes to drop a 21-0 decision to Fredericktown in a Saturday afternoon homecoming battle. The loss assured Perryville of a losing season, its ninth this decade...
Penalty on catch costs St. Vincent in 39-32 defeat (10/04/09)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Kyle Rollet and Tim Schumer found their groove during the fourth quarter Friday night. Schumer, the floppy-haired sophomore quarterback, hit his 6-foot-4 receiver for a pair of touchdowns in the fourth quarter to rally St. Vincent against Crystal City...
East Prairie shuts out Red Devils (10/04/09)
EAST PRAIRIE, Mo. -- Defense and special teams paid dividends for East Prairie on Friday night as it handed the visiting Chaffee Red Devils a 48-0 loss. A fumble recovery, goal-line stand, interception and another fumble recovery all led to five East Prairie touchdowns as the Eagles capitalized on great field position...
Three Central runners finish in top five at ND Invitational (10/04/09)
Three Central runners finished in the top five, including champion Mary Dohogne, as the Tigers dominated the field on their way to the team title at the Notre Dame Invitational cross country meet Saturday. Dohogne's win in her fifth event of the season comes only a short time after battling mononucleosis at the beginning of the season...
First season win not part of Jackson's night of firsts (10/04/09)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- It was a night of season firsts for the Jackson offense Friday during Week 6 of the high school football season. Unfortunately for the Indians, they were unable to collect one vital first: A first win for the 2009 season. While the Jackson offense showed some spark, Farmington quarterback Zach Hibbits and a flock of Knights receivers were on fire...
Southeast roundup: Women's soccer team lands second tie (10/04/09)
A look at Southeast Missouri State sports action from Friday and Saturday.
Offense grinds to halt in loss Southeast's 23-17 loss (10/04/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Any hopes Southeast Missouri State had of winning its first Ohio Valley Conference game pretty much went out the window with a miserable second-half offensive showing. Southeast didn't have the ball very much over the final two quarters Saturday night, but when the Redhawks did, they largely were ineffective...
Tenn. State QB rushes for 122 yards, passes for 95 against Redhawks (10/04/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Calvin McNairl primarily had made his mark as a running quarterback this year. McNairl, as expected, did well with his legs Saturday night, but he also showed plenty of proficiency with his arm. The dual-threat talents of Tennessee State's sophomore signal caller burned Southeast Missouri State during TSU's 23-17 victory...
Area digest 10/4 (10/04/09)
Young captures club title Robyn Young won the Cape Girardeau Country Club's Women's Golf Association's club championship. Mary Ellen Bean won the women's senior club championship. Kathy Morris was second in the championship flight, while Mary Ann Vogelsang took second in the senior division...
Tkachuk leads Blues past Red Wings (10/04/09)
STOCKHOLM -- For the second straight game, a veteran stepped up and helped the St. Louis Blues rally past the Detroit Red Wings. Keith Tkachuk had two power-play goals and an assist as the St. Louis overcame a two-goal deficit for the second straight night, beating the Red Wings 5-3 on Saturday to sweep the two-game series...
49ers forge ahead without injured star Gore (10/04/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The last time Shaun Hill faced St. Louis, the San Francisco quarterback talked his way out of being benched by coach Mike Singletary. He was that bad. Backup J.T. O'Sullivan warmed up and was ready to go in the game following three awful quarters by Hill. Singletary had told Hill he was coming out, then the quarterback looked him in the eyes and asked to stay in the game...
Pujols' big first half kept Cards in hunt (10/04/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Cardinals enter the playoffs with a deep lineup, one they pieced together during the season as they were carried once again by Albert Pujols. His 32 homers and 87 RBIs at the All-Star break kept the Cardinals at or near the top of the NL Central until the reinforcements arrived, fueling the franchise's drive to a division title that ended a two-year postseason drought. ...
Chicago loses bid for 2016 Olympics (10/04/09)
COPENHAGEN -- Chicago seemed to have everything going for it. It was a compact bid that kept 90 percent of the athletes within 15 minutes of their venues, and used existing or temporary venues that wouldn't burden the city with white elephants. It was a dazzling setting on picturesque Lake Michigan, a major city that doesn't have major attitude...
Kitten, corgi/Lab mix up for adoption (10/04/09)
Bullet is a 4-month-old kitten. He was abandoned in an apartment for two weeks but is doing fine now. Bullet needs a loving home. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837....
Long renovation process almost complete at Chris Episcopal Church (10/04/09)
The congregation is finally back at home in the sanctuary. The renovation of Christ Episcopal Church at 101 N. Fountain St. in Cape Girardeau is almost complete. Work on the "Red Door Church" has been a six-year project. Renovating the historic 1877 church means far more to the congregation than merely changing the physical appearance...
Focus: Submit your fall photos (10/04/09)
Southeast Missourians love to take pictures. And judging by the number of photos submitted to the Your Photos section of semissourian.com, they love for other people to see them. As part of the Good Times redesign in September, the Southeast Missourian added a bold new feature: Focus, a weekly photo spread highlighting rarely seen photos from our staff photographers, a celebrity guest photographer and you, the community...
Honoring God takes perseverance (10/04/09)
Perseverance is not necessarily the most popular core value. Those who demonstrate great courage receive medals and parades. The core value of being brave is honored and admired. Ingenuity is celebrated for its success. Perseverance, however, is often overlooked...
Good deed of the week 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
Kat Ashcraft donated her time and artistic talents to paint four pieces of art for the Safe House for Women, Inc. conference/meeting room at the Outreach Office at 1810 E. Plaza Way in Cape Girardeau. The Outreach Office assists clients with counseling, court advocacy, case management and much more, according to Mindy Sanders, who submitted Kat Ashcraft's Good Deed to the Your Photos section of semissourian.com...
Mystery photo (10/04/09)
Audrey Craften sent in this Mystery Photo to ask for more information about it. She said the photo was taken in Cape Girardeau in 1922 of the Standard Oil Distributors in the area standing in front of the Standard Oil office in Cape Girardeau. The Standard Oil building was at Water Street and Jefferson Avenue. ...
Worshipping under the sky (10/04/09)
Last year's outdoor service and a blessing of animals held by Blue Sky Church was canceled because of a threat of severe storms. Around 20 people and their dogs showed up anyway at Capaha Park, admiring one another's pets and talking of how their animals had been blessings in their lives, said the Rev. Robert Towner, pastor of Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau...
Mentoring and friendship (10/04/09)
Editor's note: This is the fifth in a series of stories with an introduction from Nancy Jernigan at the United Way highlighting volunteers and agencies who are active in or funded by the United Way of Southeast Missouri. To get involved, visit the United Way online at www.unitedwayofsemo.org, at its offices at 430A Broadway or by phone at 334-9634....
Living the simple life (10/04/09)
A friend and parishioner of mine, Dr. Ada "Dottie" Cruce, once told me about a trip she made in 1984 to the USSR. She had gone there with a group of psychologists. She recalls going to the huge Soviet department store known as GUM. We Americans are familiar with so-called "big box" stores, but according to all accounts, we have nothing like the old GUM stores. ...
Getting to know groundhogs (10/04/09)
The groundhog is Southeast Missouri's largest native rodent. Also going by the names woodchuck and whistle-pig, it is a distant relative of the squirrel. Groundhogs are common throughout most of North America, even ranging into Alaska. Coyotes, bobcats, foxes, owls and hawks are the main predators of groundhogs. But snakes can easily enter a groundhog den and are also a great threat to young groundhogs...
Eugene Huebel (10/04/09)
Eugene Huebel, 82, of Murray, Ky., formerly of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at Calloway County Hospital in Murray. Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel. Funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday...
William Siebert (10/04/09)
William A. Siebert, 89, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 3, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Funeral Home.
Melvin Beal (10/04/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Melvin Wayne Beal, 62, of Oran died Thursday, Oct. 1, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 13, 1947, in Cape Girardeau, to Melvin C. and Ruth B. Moore Beal. He and Nancy L. Rubel were married July 9, 1966, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Egypt Mills...
Percy Hubbard (10/04/09)
Percy Daniel Hubbard, 73, of Jackson died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born July 7, 1936, in Cambridge, Mass. He and Darlene H. Kahl were married June 28, 2008, at Cape Girardeau. Mr. Hubbard was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Mr. Hubbard was a civilian contractor for the military for over 30 years. Later he was an accountant for H&R Block for 15 years. He was a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau...
Mildred Hunsaker (10/04/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Mildred Laverne Hunsaker, 66, of Chaffee died Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 6, 1942, at Delta, daughter of Robert and Sophia Meyers Driskell. She and Donald Hunsaker were married Nov. 18, 1959. He died Oct. 25, 1999...
Amanda Sanders (10/04/09)
Amanda Sanders, 25, of Advance, Mo., passed away Friday, Oct. 2, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center surrounded by her loving family, after a long, courageous battle with cancer. She was born Sept. 22, 1984, in Cape Girardeau, daughter to Richard E. and Ruth Sanders...
Births 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
Arthur; Cook; Hellwege; Dalton; Biri; Johnston; Couch
Beussink - Martin (10/04/09)
St. Mary's Cathedral was the setting April 25, 2009, for the wedding of Evelyn Leigh Beussink and Matthew Paul Martin. The Rev. Thomas Kiefer performed the ceremony. Eucharistic ministers were Dan and Andrew Williams, Jenny Nenninger and Deb Beussink...
Medlin - Gierse (10/04/09)
Jennifer Lynn Medlin and Alex Wiley Gierse were married May 30, 2009, at Lynwood Baptist Church. James King performed the ceremony. Music was by Agatha French and orchestra of Sikeston, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Ronald and Brenda Medlin of Cape Girardeau. The groom is the son of Robert and Nancy Gierse of Farmington, Mo...
McMillan - Pingel (10/04/09)
Nicole McMillan and Clay Pingel were united in marriage May 23, 2009, at Caroline's Vineyard in Washington, Mo. The Rev. Grant Gillard performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Mike and Kathy McMillan of Jackson. The groom is the son of Steve and Cindy Grebing and Curtis Pingel, all of Jackson...
Restoff - Landewee (10/04/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Gene and LaVerne Restoff of Scheller, Ill., announce the engagement of their daughter, Jeannie Marie Restoff of St. Louis, to Todd Joseph Landewee of Chaffee, Mo. He is the son of Jerry and Carolyn Landewee of Oran. Restoff is a 2003 graduate of Pinckneyville Community High School in Pinckneyville, Ill. ...
Stone - Hooe (10/04/09)
David and Betty Stone of Scott City announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Lynn Stone, to James Edward Hooe. He is the son of Dennis and Sherry Hooe of Cape Girardeau. Stone is a 2006 graduate of Scott City High School. She is employed at Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri...
Meyer - Rademaker (10/04/09)
Dr. Roy and Sande Meyer of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Tia Meyer, to Mark Rademaker. He is the son of Dr. Tim Rademaker of Cape Girardeau, and the late Sue Rademaker. Meyer received a bachelor of science in psychology from Missouri State University, bachelor of science in nursing from St. Louis University, and a master's in nursing from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a family nurse practitioner at Cross Trails Medical Center in Marble Hill, Mo...
Gambill - 60 years (10/04/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Gambill of Cape Girardeau will celebrate their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Gambill and Rosemary Krueger were married Oct. 8, 1949, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in LaCrosse, Wis. They have five children, Susan (Dennis) Wessel, Roseann Riesdorph, Joe Gambill Jr., Meg (Ethan) Chamberlain, and Kathleen (Rick) Selby. The couple has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren...
Irvin - 40 Years (10/04/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Irvin of Scott City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a family reunion Aug. 8, 2009, at Cuivre River State Park near Troy, Mo. Irvin and Sydney Sleet were married Aug. 9, 1969, at Winfield Baptist Church in Winfield, Mo., by the Rev. William E. Shreve...
Sitz - 25 Years (10/04/09)
ZALMA, Mo. -- Mr. and Mrs. Donnie Sitz of Zalma celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary Sept. 29, 2009. The couple was married Sept. 29, 1984, at Bethel General Baptist Church in Advance, Mo. They have three children, Elizabeth Sitz, Erin Armstrong, and Cheyenne Sitz, all of Zalma. A grandson, Drake Armstrong, is due in January...
Police report 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assault; Thefts; Burglaries; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWI; Arrests
Fire report 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
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 calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 4, 1984 Petitions seeking to halt an operating agreement between the city of Cape Girardeau and Southeast Missouri State University for the controversial multipurpose building have been presented to city officials. The issuance of $3.8 million in industrial revenue bonds to finance construction of a 110-room motel in Cape Girardeau is approved by the Cape Girardeau County Industrial Development Authority; the motel, being built by Mid-America Hotels Corp., will be in the vicinity of Route K and Interstate 55.. ...
School menus (10/04/09)
Oct. 5-9 Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Chicken nuggets & bread or turkey & cheese on bun, chicken & herb rice, mixed fruit cup. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, fries, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Ravioli or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, pineapple...
A shift in Israel's approach (10/04/09)
By Amos Harel Just before Iran and the international community began talks on Iran's nuclear program, Israel was sending out messages of measured and cautious optimism. Israeli officials were praising the proposed sanctions against Iran to journalists, explaining that a stiff cost could prompt the Iranians to rethink their actions, especially in light of the domestic troubles the regime of ayatollahs has faced over the past few months...
Special playground (10/04/09)
Some children cannot use ordinary playgrounds. They have physical or medical conditions that make them vulnerable to injury. But there are special playgrounds -- Zachary's Playground in St. Louis is the closest -- designed to be all-accessible, which means all children -- those with and without disabilities -- can play safely...
Speak Out 10/4/09 (10/04/09)
Time to focus; Stop the handouts; Trash questions; Good column; Puffing to death; Low maintenance; More vocabulary
Prayer 10/04/09 (10/04/09)
Bless, O God, those who are trained to save lives and protect us from harm. Amen.
Gracie (10/04/09)
Gracie looking for Abby so she can also have a lick of that wedding cake!
Abby at the wedding (10/04/09)
Abby looking so sweet before she fingered the wedding cake!
granddaughters (10/04/09)
Emily and Maddy at the wedding
LAYTON EARLEY, COREE BEING HELD BY BROTHER, MASON UNDERWOOD (10/04/09)
THESE THREE ARE GOING TO BE ALOT OF FUN AT THE HOLIDAYS. MASON WILL BE ALMOST THREE, COREE A FEW MONTHS OLD, AND LAYTON WILL BE ALOMOST ONE. THEY ARE GROWING SO FAST. LAYTON IS THE SON OF CAMARON AND KRISTA EARLEY. COREE AND MASON ARE THE CHILDREN OF DARRIN UNDERWOOD AND CASEY REEVES...
Fog on Lake Taneycomo (10/04/09)
Fog rolling down Lake Taneycomo in the evening. Taken at the Lannding in Branson Mo.
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