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Stories from Sunday, October 11, 2009

16 ballot petitions ready for circulation in Missouri (10/11/09)
Voters beware: Over the next seven months, people with clipboards will be asking for your signature. It may be for a simple idea, such as limiting statewide officials to two terms in office. Or it may be complex, with major consequences, such as eliminating the taxing power of cities and school districts, taking away the power of local governments to condemn private property for redevelopment or scrapping a method of choosing judges that for 64 years has been a model for the nation...
Area teen's Eagle Scout project is organizing walk for Down syndrome (10/11/09)
When choosing a community service project to earn Eagle Scout rank with the Boy Scouts of America, many young men opt to make a park bench or tend a garden. Matt Jedlinski went a different route. He organized Saturday's Buddy Walk for Down syndrome awareness. This was the area's first Buddy Walk.
Two-day retriever training seminar near Cape teaches canines and humans alike (10/11/09)
Eighteen people and their dogs attended a two-day seminar this weekend near Cape Girardeau. Sponsored by Mike and Janel Pind, owners of Pindwood Kennel of Cape Girardeau, the Bill Hillmann Training Seminar for field trial and hunting retriever dogs attracted participants from Texas, Iowa, Mississippi, Indiana and Missouri. Most arrived Friday and will stay until Monday morning. Their dogs were nearly all black, yellow or chocolate Labrador retrievers.
Man arrested in Scott County for alleged sale of drugs near public housing (10/11/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man was arrested Friday on charges of selling prescription drugs near public housing, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release. William D. Canter, 68, is charged with distribution of a controlled substance near public housing or other government-assisted housing and possession of marijuana. His bond is set at $50,000 cash. Canter allegedly sold prescription medication to an agent working with sheriff's department investigators during an undercover investigation. Canter was arrested at his residence.
SEMO maintains ties with alumni, corporations in St. Louis (10/11/09)
Tucked into the corner on the third floor of an office building in suburban St. Louis, Southeast Missouri State University has a two-person operation working with students, alumni and corporations. Having a bricks-and-mortar presence in St. Louis has kept employers and donors aware of the state university two hours south, said Nolan Brunnworth, who took over as the director of corporate relations last month...
Poker run, music festival help raise money for Scott City band shelter (10/11/09)
The Scott City Park Board sponsored a poker run Saturday, followed by a music festival co-sponsored by the Scott City Kiwanis. The money raised will go toward a proposed band shelter in Scott City Park. The band shelter planned is an amphitheater-type construction that will allow the city to host concerts and music festivals. The park board will break ground once it has reached its $10,000 goal...
Jackson truck driver helps capture wanted man with wrestling move (10/11/09)
PENDLETON, Ore. -- Jason Poirrier's years of watching professional wrestling on TV paid off Thursday when he used a move to capture a man wanted for taking his 2-year-old son without permission.
Scott County man arrested for alleged sexual abuse (10/11/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- A Benton man was in the Scott County Jail on Thursday for alleged statutory sodomy, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release. Gregory H. McElroy, 44, was charged with first-degree statutory sodomy for allegedly abusing an 11-year-old girl. According to the release, the sheriff's department learned of the abuse after being called to Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston, Mo., on Thursday morning and speaking with the alleged victim there. The abuse is alleged to have occurred Oct. 3. Bond was set at $100,000 cash-only.
Homecoming sets stage for Southeast alumni 50-year reunion (10/11/09)
The Southeast Missouri State University Department of Alumni Services hosted a luncheon to celebrate the 50-year anniversary of alumni during homecoming. The event was held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday in the Vogel Wehking Alumni Center at 926 Broadway in what was previously the First Baptist Church.
Petitions circulating for consideration on the 2010 ballot (10/11/09)
Groups wanting to change a state law or constitutional provision are working to gather signatures for 16 initiatives hoping to find a place on the November 2010 ballot. Here's how to find out more about the proposals:n Ballot titles: The approved language that would be on the November 2010 ballot if enough signatures are gathered for each petition may be found at the Missouri secretary of state's website: http://www.sos.mo.gov/elections/2010petitions/10init_pet.asp...
Mo. borrows $150M from reserve fund (10/11/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri has borrowed an additional $150 million from its reserves to keep state government operating. The announcement Friday raises the total amount borrowed for cash flow purposes to $350 million since the state's budget began in July...
Mo. tobacco farmers struggle (10/11/09)
ST. JOSEPH, Mo. -- Missouri farmers report they're struggling to sell tobacco after Philip Morris stopped buying the crops last year. Farmers told the St. Joseph News-Press they're unsure where to sell the tobacco and might have to seek buyers across state lines...
Russians praise, GOP mocks Obama's prize (10/11/09)
WASHINGTON -- While Russia's president congratulated President Barack Obama for winning the Nobel Peace Prize, Republicans see the award as so outrageous that they're using it to raise campaign money. Obama won the prize "for awesomeness," says the mocking GOP fundraising letter. Obama's honor shows "how meaningless a once honorable and respected award has become," says the letter, signed by Michael S. Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee...
Records fall at Cape Rock Invite swimming meet (10/11/09)
As Notre Dame senior swimmer Sean Doyle stood on the starting block during Saturday's Cape Rock Invitational meet, waiting for teammate Coleman Schott to touch the wall so he could begin his anchor leg of the 400-yard freestyle relay, his focus was on one thing...
High school roundup: Central cross country takes third place at Border Wars Classic (10/11/09)
All the local high school action from Saturday reported to the Southeast Missourian.
High school roundup: Notre Dame volleyball beats Saxony in 2 games (10/11/09)
All the local high school action from Friday night reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Scott City record falls to 2-5 with 32-0 loss to Hayti (10/11/09)
HAYTI, Mo. -- The Scott City football team was hoping to continue its momentum in its final predistrict game. An extremely muddy field and Hayti's big plays made sure the Rams failed in their quest. Hayti scored four touchdowns on plays covering at least 18 yards to bury the visiting Rams 32-0 on Friday night...
Poplar Bluff hands Jackson a 25-6 homecoming loss (10/11/09)
A forgettable season became memorable for the wrong reason Friday night when Jackson fell to 0-7 for the first time in its 115-year history of football. A combination of six Jackson turnovers and the Poplar Bluff running duo of Zach Ferguson and Eljie Johnson proved too much to overcome for the Indians, who were dealt a 25-6 homecoming loss...
Turnovers in second half seal Central loss to Seckman (10/11/09)
ARNOLD, Mo. -- Central only trailed Seckman by seven points entering halftime Friday. But key turnovers early in the second half and the defense's inability to stop the Panthers' standout running back, Tyler Fisher, ultimately doomed any chances that Central had of spoiling Seckman's homecoming game...
Malden edges past Chaffee in fourth quarter for 7-6 win (10/11/09)
MALDEN, Mo. -- After losing three of its last five games by seven points or fewer, Malden was due. The Malden defense has allowed 18.3 points per game, well below the 26.3 points a game they averaged through six games last year. The Green Wave finally delivered Friday night for homecoming. Malden made two huge fourth-down stops to end the first half on its way to a 7-6 win over Chaffee...
Perryville football coach back at work after brief hospital stay (10/11/09)
CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Less than 12 hours after being released from Perryville hospital, Keith Winkler coached his Perryville Pirates against the Herculaneum Blackcats on Saturday night. Winkler, 43, checked himself in Friday after experiencing stomachaches that he described as "something like appendicitis." Now he said he's been diagnosed with a rare condition that he can't pronounce...
St. Vincent defense holds Grandview down for 37-0 win (10/11/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The St. Vincent defense, which had taken a back seat over the last few weeks, stole the show in Friday's victory against Grandview. The Indians defense stonewalled Grandview, holding the Eagles under 100 yards, in their 37-0 win on homecoming...
Govs spoil Redhawks' homecoming (10/11/09)
Austin Peay tried its best to gift-wrap a Southeast Missouri State victory. But once the Governors stopped turning the ball over, the Redhawks were doomed to their fifth straight loss, and on homecoming no less.
Southeast roundup: Baseball team ready to wrap up fall practice (10/11/09)
The Southeast Missouri State baseball program will conclude fall workouts with its 16th annual Steak and Beans World Series. The best-of-five intrasquad series begins 5 p.m. Tuesday at Capaha Field. Other games will be 6 p.m. Friday, noon Saturday, 5 p.m. Oct. 20 and 4 p.m. Oct. 21...
Southeast's Blanfort finds end zone for first time in career (10/11/09)
Since it came during a loss, Bryan Blanfort hardly was in the mood to celebrate. But Southeast Missouri State's junior free safety acknowledged that it was fairly sweet to finally score a touchdown. Not just a college touchdown, but a touchdown on any level...
Mounting injuries wreak havoc on Southeast volleyball team (10/11/09)
It seems like the Southeast Missouri State volleyball team can't catch a break. The Redhawks have been beset by injuries all year, which coach Renata Heard said has forced her to shuffle her lineup on a regular basis. "We haven't had the same starting lineup two matches in a row," Heard said...
From the pulpit: Embracing a leadership role (10/11/09)
The Rev. Wayne W. Schwiesow serves as pastor of Zion and St. Paul Lutheran churches in Gordonville and Chaffee, Mo. He's a lifelong Lutheran but took a leadership role 17 years ago. He accepted a call to the Missouri churches 12 years ago and has called Cape Girardeau home ever since. You can meet Schwiesow and his congregations at Zion's Whole Hog Pork Sausage Supper from 3:30 to 7 p.m. today...
Puppy love: Brides involve pets in ceremony (10/11/09)
Kaycee English considers her dog Bowser part of the family, so including him in her wedding was an obvious choice. Hadn't she spent the year before her special day scouring Petfinder.com, wishing she could adopt a dog? Hadn't her husband, John, taken the lead on talking their landlord into allowing a pet?...
FYI 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
Fall dinner planned in Kelso A family-style dinner will be Oct. 18 at the St. Augustine School in Kelso, Mo. Dinner will be served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with carryouts available starting at 11:30 a.m. The menu will feature chicken and dumplings, dressing and baked ham. Cost is $8 for adults and $4 for children 6 to 11 years old. Children 5 and younger eat free...
Collie mix pup, gray kitten up for adoption (10/11/09)
Daniel is a 3-month-old collie mix puppy. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837....
Making the first call (10/11/09)
@body_no_indent italics:Editor's note: This is the sixth 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...
Young Life director goes where the kids are (10/11/09)
Bill Reazer is well acquainted with rejection. Building relationships with high school students on their territory is daunting work for an adult with a family. But this is what has brought Reazer, a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School and Southeast Missouri State University, back to the area...
Good deed of the week 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
Five young women turned 16 over the summer and held a joint birthday party to celebrate. Instead of cars or new clothes, they asked party guests to bring a donation, which the girls would give to the Mississippi Valley Therapeutic Horsemanship in memory of Sahara Aldrige, who died of cancer Nov. ...
Bell City graduate completes basic training (10/11/09)
Air Force Airman Phillip L. Gross graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas. Gross 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. ...
Cape man finishes ROTC leader development course (10/11/09)
Jareth A. Evers graduated from the Army ROTC Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation Warrior Forge, at Fort Lewis in Tacoma, Wash. The 32-day course provides professional training and evaluation for all cadets in the aspects of military life, administration and logistical support. ...
All the small things (10/11/09)
"I adore simple pleasures. They are the last refuge of the complex." ~ Oscar Wilde, "The Picture of Dorian Gray" It is often easy to overlook the small, seemingly simple things. The big picture can be overpowering when trying to tell a story visually. However, sometimes the simple details bring out the most interesting aspects of a topic...
His & Hers: Sometimes life is a bear hunt (10/11/09)
Husband-and-wife journalists Bob Miller and Callie Clark Miller use this space to offer their views on everyday issues. SHE SAID For the third time that morning, Dawson pushed the white softbound picture book into my lap. I looked at him looking at me, big brown eyes eager and expectant. As if sensing my hesitation, he shoved the book closer to my hand and opened it to the first page...
Reflections: Keep looking up (10/11/09)
Negativity is like a stench of rotten food. It fills the air around it like a cloud of thick black smoke. When someone looks at the worst-case scenario, he dulls the spirits of those around him. His sour attitude changes nothing for the better. Why complain and grow bitter? It merely clouds the mind and kills the soul...
Standing your ground, cape or not (10/11/09)
We need heroes. Not the superpowered crusaders don tights and a cape to defend the defenseless and come to the rescue of the down and out all in the name of "truth, justice and the American way." These comic book and Saturday morning icons inspire and in many ways reflect the heart of the American story, but heroes are not limited to the realms imagination. Heroes of the real world, heroes who desire to honor God with their lives, take stands that bring exposure, risk and vulnerability...
Sunflowers: An American original (10/11/09)
The story of the sunflower begins nearly 5,000 years ago right here in the part of the world we today call the United States. Evidence shows that American Indians were using sunflowers as food and building materials by about 3,000 BC. Though the sunflower originated in North America, today the sunflower is grown in countries throughout the world for food and pleasure. ...
John Steinhouse (10/11/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- John P. Steinhouse, 60, of Marion, Ill., formerly of Cairo, died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at Barkett Funeral Home in Cairo. Graveside service will be at 1:30 p.m. Monday at Beechwood Cemetery in Mounds, Ill., with the Rev. Kelly Cox officiating...
Winifred Stone (10/11/09)
Winifred Stone, 83, of Millersville died Saturday Oct. 10, 2009, at her home. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday at Cracraft-Miller Funeral Home in Jackson. Funeral will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Jerry Hughes (10/11/09)
Jerry Ray Hughes, 71, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 9, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 1, 1938, in Bloomfield, Mo., son of James and Dixie Dillon Hughes. He graduated Bloomfield High School and was a veteran of the U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force...
Births 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
Carr; Munroe; Brimmer; Shetley; Adams; Roumany; Essner; McCall; Tucker; Munoz; Ivie; Holder; Hershey; Ludwig; Simmons; Lage; Keistler; Horman
Avenmarg - Miller (10/11/09)
Fawn Shereen Avenmarg and Gregory Reid Miller were married Aug. 22, 2009, on the beach in Gulf Shores, Ala. Jeff Avenmarg, father of the bride, performed the ceremony. Guitarist was Nathaniel Avenmarg of Springfield, Mo. The bride is the daughter of Jeff and Vicki Avenmarg of Springfield. The groom is the son of Hershel and Barbara Miller of Cape Girardeau...
Kessler - Burgess (10/11/09)
Amanda Jean Kessler and Andrew William Burgess were married Sept. 20, 2008, at Grace United Methodist Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Scott Moon performed the ceremony. Soloist was Carla Williams of Springfield, Mo. Parents of the couple are Mr. and Mrs. Duke Kessler of Evansville, Ill., and Mr. and Mrs. Brad Burgess of Gordonville...
Halter - Dunn (10/11/09)
Mike and Gay Halter of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Brittney Halter, to Trevor Dunn. He is the son of Wes and Tracey Tripp of Cape Girardeau and Eric and Traci Dunn of Bloomington, Ind. Halter is a 2006 graduate of Central High School. She is employed in facilities management at Southeast Missouri State University...
Randol - 50 Years (10/11/09)
The Rev. and Mrs. Doyle Randol of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception and open house Sept. 26, 2009. The event was held in the reception hall of Calvary United Pentecostal Church in Jackson. Randol and Alma Moore were married Sept. 26, 1959, at Calvary Church, by the Rev. Verdell Jackson...
Police report 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWIs; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Burglary; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWI; Arrests
Fire report 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
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 call Friday:...
Out of the past 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 11, 1984 The Missouri State Mental Health Commission has recommended funding for a $4 million, 40-bed residential treatment facility for adolescents on the Southeast Missouri State University campus. Dr. Harold O. Grauel, professor emeritus of English at Southeast Missouri State University, concludes 23 years of service for the advisory boards of the Missouri School for the Deaf at Fulton and the Missouri School for the Blind in St. Louis...
School menus for Oct. 12 to 16 (10/11/09)
Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Corn dog or turkey & cheese on wheat bun, candied carrots, pears, vanilla wafers. TUESDAY--French toast sticks & sausage patty or ham & cheese on wheat bun, potato wedges, pineapple. WEDNESDAY--Beef steak with brown gravy or turkey & cheese on wheat bun, whipped potatoes, brown gravy, wheat hot roll, peaches...
8 years in, Obama weighs Afghanistan options (10/11/09)
By BEN FELLER The Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Last Wednesday, President Barack Obama was gathering his national security team for another strategy session on Afghanistan eight years after the war started and as a new poll showed public support declining...
Safe House vigils (10/11/09)
Safe House for Women in Cape Girardeau provides both a refuge and resource for victims of domestic violence. Because privacy is so crucial to the mission of the Safe House, the public doesn't often have an opportunity to learn many details of how lives are saved and changed through this community asset...
Simple ways to raise funding (10/11/09)
It's simple. I have for years said we should raise driver's license fees and use the money for instruction only. And there should be a 1-cent tax on every bottle, can and cup of beverages, including water, sold over the counter, with the money going half to schools and half to children's health care. It's that simple...
Tax break for new-car buyers (10/11/09)
The Cash for Clunkers program for new cars may have ended, but the IRS wants to remind taxpayers that many people might overlook another special break available. If you buy a new vehicle this year, there's a special federal tax deduction available that can help you save money, in some cases hundreds of dollars. ...
Speak Out 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
Far-reaching bill; Schools, parenting; Religious outcomes; Good for whom?; Student pickup; South Ellis; Bus captains
Prayer 10/11/09 (10/11/09)
For smiles and friendly waves of greeting, we give thanks to you, O God. Amen.
Come Out This Sunday at Watch Some GREAT Football!!!!!! (10/11/09)
We invite the entire community to come out and watch some great football! No, not our Cape Central team..... they have strugged a bit of late. No, not SEMO - they too are struggling.... No, not the 0-4 Rams - they are REALLY struggling this year......
Homecoming - Annual Girls Pic (10/11/09)
From left to right: Judi Lipps, Megan Goncher, Kathy Wills, Rowdy the Redhawk, Angel Petzoldt, Elizabeth Shelton, Cathi Schlosser, Amy Colon, Suzanne Shelton
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