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Stories from Sunday, October 18, 2009

Area's agritourism offering low-cost option for entertainment (10/18/09)
The clouds over Pioneer Orchards on a cool October morning don't bother owner Stan Beggs. The busloads of schoolchildren that soon arrive bring a smile to Beggs. He enjoys watching youngsters' faces light up as they take part in his hayride, drink a cup of apple cider or eat one of the apples grown on his orchard...
Sikeston man dies in single-vehicle crash Friday night (10/18/09)
MORLEY, Mo. -- A Sikeston, Mo., man was killed Friday night in a one-vehicle accident in Scott County. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, David A. Scowden, 29, was driving south on County Road 405, three miles east of Morley, at 8:35 p.m. Friday when his vehicle ran off the right side of the road. Scowden apparently overcorrected, causing the vehicle to run off the left side of the road...
Advance man's bond set at $500,000 for rape charge (10/18/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- An Advance man is behind bars, facing charges of having sexual relations with a girl under 12 years of age. Timothy Joe Anschultz, 32, has been charged with statutory rape. He is being held in the Stoddard County Jail on a $500,000 cash-only bond and will be arraigned Thursday afternoon...
Cape Girardeau School Board agenda 10/19/09 (10/18/09)
Board of Education and Administration Offices, 301 N. Clark Ave. 5 p.m. Monday Work session 6 p.m. today Regular meeting Recognition Information, proposals or comments from the audience Informational reports Approval of consent agenda items Business items...
Cape's TTF-4 project list expands by one (10/18/09)
During a discussion of the latest draft street project list for Cape Girardeau, Larry Haertling discovered there's a reason for the cliche about the squeaky wheel. Haertling and his father developed Twin Lakes subdivision along Hopper Road in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Since then, he told the Cape Girardeau Planning & Zoning Commission last week, he's waited for Lampe Road, also known as County Road 313, to be extended south along the development's western boundary...
Paranormal team from Tennessee investigates Cape house (10/18/09)
Two paranormal investigators are setting out to explore local folklore associated with the Sherwood-Minton House in Cape Girardeau. Rich Newman and Mike Uelsmann of Memphis-based Paranormal Inc. came to the house Saturday night to conduct an investigation...
Event raises more than $4,000 for SADI program to help families with autistic children (10/18/09)
More than 100 people participated in the first SEMO Alliance for Disability Independence Autism Walk-A-Thon. More than $4,000 was raised for SADI's new GAPS program, which begins in January. "GAPS, which stands for Giving Autistics' Parents Support, will assist with helping families dealing with autism. It will help us step in and maybe pay a utility bill or purchase a piece of therapy equipment for a family," said Donna Thompson, director of personal care services for SADI...
Longtime Scott County deputy to retire (10/18/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- After serving almost three decades in various positions at the Scott County Sheriff's Department, Tom Beardslee will retire at the end of this month. He submitted his resignation for retirement last week, said Sheriff Rick Walter.
Ghost stories elicit laughs and shivers Friday night (10/18/09)
Cape Girardeau's romance with storytelling continues. A crowd of about 400 showed to hear professional storytellers Donna Washington and Milbre Burch for the second annual Cape Girardeau Evening of Ghost Stories. The event took place at 7 p.m. Friday on the east lawn of Southeast Missouri State University's River Campus.
Local Christian leader, physician dies at 76 (10/18/09)
Dr. Bill Terry, a local doctor who brought religion to the forefront for many in the community, died Friday at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Terry, 76, had been battling Alzheimer's disease for more than five years. He was one of the organizers for the Mayor's Prayer Breakfast, an annual gathering sponsored by the Christian Business Men's Committee of Cape Girardeau. For 10 years, Terry served as chairman for the event, which drew as many as 1,500 people at one point.
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (10/18/09)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall 401 Independence Street Action Items Public hearings n A public hearing to consider vacating the city's interest in a water-line easement west of Cape Girardeau County Park North and east of Limbaugh Lane.
Camp Weingarten evidence remains (10/18/09)
I recently learned a World War II prisoner-of-war camp was built about 70 miles north of Cape Girardeau at Weingarten, Mo. It held about 5,000 Italian soldiers captured during the war. They worked for pay to help ease the manpower shortage because Americans were gone to fight...
Happy Tails hosts Hound-O-Ween dress-up event (10/18/09)
It was a happy Hound-O-Ween at Happy Tails in Cape Girardeau Saturday as owners dressed up their dogs for a Halloween celebration. ...
Saturday hours at Jackson recycling facility will be reduced beginning Nov. 7 (10/18/09)
Operating hours for Jackson's recycling center will change to 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays beginning Nov. 7. The reduced hours of operation will run through March 27. The recycling center at 508 Eastview Court currently is open from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. on Saturdays. For more information, contact the sanitation department at 243-2333 or the public works department at 243-2300.
Marble Hill man sentenced to prison on firearms charge (10/18/09)
A Marble Hill, Mo., man was sentenced to prison on firearms charges in federal court in Cape Girardeau on Friday, according to a news release from Federal Prosecutor Michael W. Reap's office. John P. Browning, 56, was sentenced to 180 months in prison on one felony count of being a felon in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr.
Big blaze destroys home near Jackson on Friday (10/18/09)
Elvin and Donna Ladd spent a couple of years renovating their old farmhouse north of Jackson before moving in about five years ago. During the summer the couple added a living area in the southeast corner of the house for his mother. "We pretty much built it," Elvin Ladd said. Years renovations and improvements went up in flames Friday as a fire gutted the second floor of their home on Big Cone Lane.
Construction to continue on Independence Street next week (10/18/09)
Construction on Independence Street is continuing between Sprigg and Lorimier streets this week, as Fronabarger Concreters completes construction of new sidewalk, curbs and gutters on the south side of Independence, according to a City of Cape Girardeau news release.
Two Sikeston men arrested after chase on Interstate 55 (10/18/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Two Sikeston, Mo., men were in the Scott County Jail on Friday morning after leading Scott County deputies on a chase. Harvee Pratcher, 21, and Maurice E. Newman, 23, are charged with two counts of second-degree assault of a law enforcement officer, resisting arrest by fleeing and stealing. Bond is set at $100,000 each.
Ukrainian folk dancers perform at River Campus (10/18/09)
LAURA SIMON~photos@semissourian.com Virsky, the Ukranian National Dance Company, performed Saturday night at Southeast Missouri State University's Donald C. Bedell Performance Hall on the River Campus. Their were over 500 in attendance for the tour of the ministry of culture and fine arts of Ukraine....
Dumey to receive Dingeldein Award for his work with youth in the arts (10/18/09)
Southeast Missourian The Arts Council of Southeast Missouri will honor Cape Girardeau Junior High School choir director Mike Dumey at its annual meeting Oct. 26. Dumey will receive the Dingeldein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Arts. The award is given annually and is based on nominations from the public. ...
Road work on Route RA (10/18/09)
Southeast Missourian Route RA in Cape Girardeau County will be reduced to one lane while Missouri Department of Transportation crews overlay pavement from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday. The section of road being worked on is between County Road 383 and Route U. Motorists are asked to use caution when driving through the area. For more information, contact MoDOT at 888-275-6636...
Mo. hospital cans CEO for Ill. felony (10/18/09)
BOONVILLE, Mo. -- A Missouri hospital has fired its chief executive officer after discovering he was convicted of felony theft in Illinois. The Boonville Daily News reports that Jeffrey Durham was convicted in late September of improper use of a corporate credit card at Massac Memorial Hospital in southern Illinois. Court records show that he paid more than $29,000 in restitution and a $1,000 fine in exchange for three related charges being dropped...
Missouri treasurer Zweifel takes campaign money from developer (10/18/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- The head of Missouri's housing commission, who pushed through new rules earlier this year against conflicts of interest for the panel, received fundraising help last month from a developer. State Treasurer Clint Zweifel, chairman of the Missouri Housing Development Commission, backed new ethics rules that require commissioners and staff to disclose conflicts of interest and recuse themselves from decision-making...
NASA: Photos show debris plume on moon (10/18/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Scientists said NASA's much-hyped mission to hurl a spacecraft into the moon turned out some worthwhile data after all. They said the mission went off great even though many observers had expressed disappointment that the Oct. 9 impact was less than spectacular...
Sheriff pursuing charges in Colorado balloon saga (10/18/09)
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado sheriff said he was pursuing criminal charges in the case of a 6-year-old boy who vanished into the rafters of his garage while the world thought he was zooming through the sky in a flying saucer-like helium balloon...
Notre Dame's softball team finds itself in familiar territory (10/18/09)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- The Notre Dame softball team didn't exactly pound one of the St. Louis area's premier pitchers. The Bulldogs still had little trouble reaching their third straight final four. Notre Dame rode timely hitting, plenty of bunting and the continued dominance of Lauren Reinagel to a 6-0 win over Kennedy in a Class 3 quarterfinal at the Ballwin Athletic Association on Saturday...
Kelly's offense fails to ignite in state softball quarters (10/18/09)
BALLWIN, Mo. -- The traditions of the softball programs at Kelly and Belle high schools could not be much more contrasting. While Kelly has made the postseason an annual ritual, Belle won its first district title just two years ago and never had been past the sectional round until this year...
St. Vincent claims 40-12 victory over Chaffee in football district opener (10/18/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- The floppy-haired quarterback at St. Vincent is gone, courtesy of C.J. Pavlovsky. The Indians' running back shaved Tim Schumer's head in preparation for districts. "About six of us did it for districts," Pavlovsky said. "We went over to my house one night. So the floppy-haired quarterback over here, we cut it all off."...
High school roundup: ND's Johnson races to victory at Farmington Invitational (10/18/09)
All the local high school action from Saturday reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Struggling Jackson falls to Eureka in football districts (10/18/09)
The start of the three-game district schedule Friday night brought the promise of a new start for a winless Jackson team. When the mud finally had settled after their district opener, the Indians were left staring at an 0-1 start to their new season and an 0-8 mark with the new and old records combined...
Perryville upsets Kennett in district opener (10/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Pirates did it to the Kennett Indians again. For the second year in a row, Perryville shook off its underdog role and handed the Tribe a loss in the Class 3 District 1 opener for both teams. The Pirates emerged with the 9-6 win Friday night at Pirates Stadium...
Scott City suffers tough loss against Grandview in football districts (10/18/09)
Scott City junior quarterback Jamie Scholz had the game of his life. Unfortunately for the Rams, Grandview had the game of the lives of every player on its roster. So the four-touchdown, 259-yard passing performance by Scholz was bittersweet as Grandview rallied to stun the host Rams 34-33 on Friday night...
High school roundup: Leopold captures tournament title (10/18/09)
All the high school events from Friday night that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
Southeast roundup: Redhawks soccer shuts out Jacksonville State for Ohio Valley Conference win (10/18/09)
A quick look at how Southeast Missouri State's teams fared in action Friday and Saturday.
From the Pulpit: The Rev. Kevin Roland Olson: A thankful leader (10/18/09)
The Rev. Kevin Roland Olson of Trinity Lutheran-Egypt Mills Church came to Missouri from Victoria, Minn., "a formerly 'small town' west of the Twin Cities," he said. Olson said that he moved to Cape Girardeau in May 2004 because he felt called by God to serve here. The pastor is 47, and though he is referred to as "Pastor" "Kevin" and "Pastor Kevin," his favorite moniker is Dad. When not giving sermons, he enjoys tennis, football, reading and being a father and husband...
Good deed of the week 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Hoover Center Participants make Fall Decorations for Hospice The Senior Life program at the Hoover Center plans activities to stimulate seniors mentally and physically. They have craft time at least once a week. In a recent craft class, the members of the Senior Life Program made fall decorations with sunflowers, fall-colored leaves and other fall shapes and itmes and donated them to Crown Hospice for hospice patients to enjoy. ...
Energetic tabby up for adoption (10/18/09)
Kenya is a 3 month-old kitten. Her siblings are also available for adoption. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837...
Kelly High graduate gets promotion (10/18/09)
Walter D. Deason has been promoted to the rank of chief master sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. Chief master sergeant is the highest attainable rank of the Air Force enlisted force structure and pinnacle of the noncommissioned officer grades. He is the senior enlisted adviser for the Air Force Element, Joint Task Force-Bravo at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. ...
FYI 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Oak Ridge church holds free gospel concert Oak Ridge Methodist Church will host a free Southern gospel concert featuring the New Beginning Quartet at 1:30 p.m. today at the church at 10518 Route D in Oak Ridge. For more information, call 573-266-3508...
Bell City student graduates basic training (10/18/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Jason A. Hess has graduated from basic military training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C., under the Split-option Enlistment Program to serve as a member of the Army National Guard or Reserve. ...
Pet of the week (10/18/09)
Mystery photo (10/18/09)
Volunteers at the Cape River Heritage Museum came across this Mystery Photo while preparing for the 150 Anniversary of the Cape Girardeau Police Department from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct 24. The photo was taken on the steps of the police headquarters, which is now the River Heritage Museum. ...
Whittington graduates Infantryman One Station Unit Training (10/18/09)
Army National Guard Pvt. Brent C. Whittington, son of Dixie Learue of Scott City, has graduated from the Infantryman One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Columbus, Ga. The training consists of basic infantry training and advanced individual training. ...
Groups, churches offer spook-free Halloween celebrations (10/18/09)
With neighborhoods sprawling out and neighbors not knowing each other as well, many family groups and churches host Halloween parties where children can dress up and have fun in a safe atmosphere. In recent years, there's been a resurgence of celebrating Halloween the old way with a focus on community members getting together. These celebrations actually bring back the older traditions of celebrating a holiday that can have either a religious or secular meaning...
Jackson Children's Fund bridges the gap between school and home (10/18/09)
Editor's note: This is the seventh 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....
Southeast Missouri man finishes basic training (10/18/09)
Navy Seaman Jacob R. Clauser, son of Kim J. Clauser and John R. Clauser of Fredericktown, Mo., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command in Great Lakes, Ill. During the eight-week program, Clauser completed a variety of training that included classroom study and practical instruction on naval customs, first aid, firefighting, water safety and survival, and shipboard and aircraft safety. ...
Tips on being a good bridesmaid (10/18/09)
NEW YORK -- I was hair-done, sash-tied ready in my chocolate brown bridesmaid dress. The bride had slipped into her exquisitely tailored gown and was putting on her shoes. The other members of the wedding party were waiting, and we were heading out the door when she suddenly looked stricken: She really had to use the bathroom...
Volunteer opportunities (10/18/09)
Community Caring Council: You can help with the School Dental Program by assisting with paperwork on students and accompany staff on sites. Available times are 8 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 and 28. KRCU: Southeast Missouri State University's public broadcast station, KRCU, needs volunteers to help with telephone shifts for the fall membership campaign conducted at the studio in the Serena Building on campus. ...
Bald cypress not an evergreen (10/18/09)
This is an early autumn landscape showcasing the native bald cypress tree. The tree in the foreground of this photo, which I took at Mingo National Wildlife Refuge in Stoddard County, as well as those in the near foreground are all bald cypress trees...
Test of true friendship (10/18/09)
"A friend is someone who knows all about you and still likes you" -- at least that's what the plaque in the gift shop said. The second book of Samuel in the Bible tells a brief tale of three friends who risked their lives for the king. The men overhead the king mentioning that he would like a drink of water from the well at Jerusalem. ...
From one lower light to another: keep shining (10/18/09)
Leaving Dexter, Mo., on Highway 25 the other day, our church's youth director, Dave Wiant, spotted a lighthouse. Given that there is no significant natural body of water in that Stoddard County city, the lighthouse's placement seemed odd. Further inspection revealed that the impressive tower is on the property of a church that uses "lighthouse" in its name: Lighthouse Christian Center...
Raise cash in a flash (10/18/09)
A day might come when you need money quickly. Not a situation where you're simply experiencing a tight budget for a day or two, but when your basic necessities are on the line. Maybe you don't have enough money to put gas in your car or food is running low. What can you do? If you've been in this situation before, tell me what you've done to get through it...
Don't freeze out your car battery (10/18/09)
Modern electrical and fuel systems can start a car with minimal cranking, so you might not know that your battery needs replacing until it's too late. That's why Consumer Reports recommends having your car's battery tested annually by a qualified mechanic as part of regular maintenance, when it's 2 years old if you live in a warmer climate or 4 years old if you're in a colder climate. ...
Earl Harp (10/18/09)
FLAG Earl Harp TAMMS, Ill. -- Earl L. Harp, 84, of Tamms, formerly of Bethalto, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday at First Assembly of God Church in Wood River, Ill...
Mary Hight (10/18/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Mary Louise Hight, 89, of Anna, formerly of Dongola, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Country Acres in Marion, Ill. Visitation will be from noon to service time Sunday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna...
William Hayden (10/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- William B. "Bill" Hayden, 75, of Perryville died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at his residence. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday and from 6:30 to 9:40 a.m. Wednesday at Young and Sons Chapel. Funeral Mass will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, with the Rev. Milton Ryan officiating...
Martha Sturm (10/18/09)
Martha Sue "Marti" Sturm, 65, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her home. Funeral arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
George Peo (10/18/09)
George E. Peo, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation will be from 10 to 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Nov. 7 at the church...
McKenzie Walker (10/18/09)
McKenzie Breeze Walker, infant daughter of Joe and Robin Ancell Walker, was born and died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Survivors include her parents of Scott City; maternal grandmother, Millie Ancell of Scott City; paternal grandmother, Charlotte Walker of New Castle, Ind.; five brothers, Joey, Ashton, Hunter, Tucker and Keaton Walker, all of Scott City; three sisters, Jennifer Walker of New Castle, Ind., Skylar and Desarae Walker, both of Scott City.. ...
Marilynn McNeely (10/18/09)
Marilynn S. McNeely, 62, of Cape Girardeau died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 10, 1946, in Cherry Point, N.C., to Robert and Sue Dodson VanBeck. She and Robert L. McNeely were married June 10, 1990, at Murfreesboro, Tenn. She was a member of Church of God...
Alberta Sides (10/18/09)
Alberta Lucille Riley Sides was born Sept. 16, 1925, to Walter Riley and Mary Farrar in Neely's Landing. Alberta accepted Christ as her Savior at an early age and was a member of New Bethel Missionary Baptist Church. Alberta graduated from John S. Cobb School in Cape Girardeau...
Jessica Summary (10/18/09)
Jessica Ann Summary, 25, of St. Louis died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 29, 1984, in Carbondale, Ill., the daughter of Larry and Rebecca Moeller Summary. She was a graduate of Cape Girardeau Central High School in 2002, a graduate from the University of Missouri-St. ...
Glenda Wilson (10/18/09)
PADUCAH, Ky. -- Glenda Catherin Estes Wilson, 90, of Paducah died Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at 8:50 a.m., with her family. She was a resident of Culpepper Place Assisted Living. Mrs. Wilson attended Will Mayfield Baptist College in MarbIe Hill, Mo., and nurses training at Morningside Hospital in Tulsa, Okla., before she married...
James Terry (10/18/09)
James William "Bill" Terry Jr., 76, passed away Friday, Oct. 16, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. James was born in St. Louis to James William and Lena Rogers Terry on April 8, 1933. He moved to Memphis, Tenn., at the age of 6 weeks. He attended public schools in Memphis, then attended Memphis State University before enrolling at University of Tennessee Medical School...
Ronald Cissell (10/18/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Ronald J. Cissell, 69, of Perryville died Thursday, Oct. 15, 2009, at Perry County Memorial Hospital. He was born Jan. 2, 1940, in Perry County, son of Glennon and Della Klump Cissell. He married Helen A. Clifton on Sept. 26, 1964, in Perryville...
Births 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Phillips; Kitchen; Kielhofner; Escudero; Gwin; Lucey; Rangel; Peters; Brotherton; Warren
Hayden - Putz (10/18/09)
Roni Lyn Hayden and Michael Lee Putz were married Nov. 29, 2008, at First Baptist Church in Millersville. Jim Matthews performed the ceremony. Guitarist was Mark Rees. Vocalists were Todd Mills, Rees, and Shelly Holzum, all of Jackson. Parents of the couple are Michael and Lori Hayden of Jackson, and Ron and Linda Putz of Millersville...
Crabtree - Friend (10/18/09)
Stephanie Iva Crabtree and Todd Friend were married July 25, 2009, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Kelso, Mo. The Rev. Oliver Clavin performed the ceremony. Organist was Betty Ressel, and vocalists were Renee Reinagel and Walter Seyer, all of Kelso. Reader was Sarah Mirgaux of Kelso. Giftbearers were Jerome and Beverly Essner, godparents of the groom...
Exler - 30 Years (10/18/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Mike Exler of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 30th wedding anniversary during a recent trip to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg, Tenn. Exler and Rhonda Lohmann were married Oct. 6, 1979, at Scriptural Evangelical Lutheran Church by the Rev. Henry D. Gieschen. Exler is the son of the late Emil Exler and Jaunita Exler Miller. Mrs. Exler is the daughter of Ronnie and Shirley Lohmann...
Enderle - 40 Years (10/18/09)
Steve and Delores "Dee" Enderle of Cape Girardeau celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary by attending a Cardinals baseball game in St. Louis Oct. 2. They were married Oct. 2, 1969, in Cape Girardeau. The couple has two children, Tamara Ahlvin of Cape Girardeau and Scott Enderle of Bellflower, Calif. They have four grandchildren, Briana Thompson, and Hailey, Mason and Lily Ahlvin...
Fire report 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday:...
Out of the past 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 18, 1984 Sikeston, Mo., lawyer and banker Robert A. Dempster has been named recipient of the 1984 "Friend of the University" award presented by the Southeast Missouri State University Foundation. CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Deemed unsafe after engineers studied the building, the old section of the Chaffee Elementary School remains unused; since the first few weeks of school, pupils have been attending classes in makeshift facilities at the Church of God's Camp Shiloh near here...
Correction 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
n A story in Friday's Southeast Missourian should have said the public dinner for Empty Bowls will be from noon to 3 p.m. Nov. 8. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Clarification 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
n An article in Friday's Southeast Missourian about economic opportunity for tourism on the Mississippi River should have said that one of four parcels on Marquette Island is under option for purchase by the American Land Conservancy.
School menus (10/18/09)
Oct. 19-23 Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Cheeseburger or turkey & cheese on bun, fries, pears. TUESDAY--Chicken nuggets with bread or ham & cheese on bun, whipped potatoes, country gravy, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Chicken noodle soup and toasted cheese sandwich or turkey & cheese on bun, fresh veggies, peaches...
Q&A: 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccine (10/18/09)
CENTERS for Disease Control and Prevention When and how much of the 2009 H1N1 vaccine will be available? Both the flu shot (in the arm) and nasal spray form of 2009 H1N1 vaccines have now been produced and licensed by the Food and Drug Administration. ...
Data ignore long-term warming (10/18/09)
It is disappointing that the Southeast Missourian furthers the disinformation campaign of the climate change skeptics with the recent article by Paul Hudson titled "What happened to global warming?" Ironically, however, a remarkable mismatch exists between title and content. ...
Follies: Great memories (10/18/09)
There is going to be a Jaycee Follies reunion at the Cape River Heritage Museum on Oct. 30. I remember the follies. I was a child and a voice student of Catherine Lange (I think that was her name). I remember being on stage with other girls. We sang "April Showers," wore yellow raincoats and carried umbrellas. ...
Health costs are excessive (10/18/09)
The real health care issue is the excessive cost of the current system in the U.S. Not only do we spend more than 16 percent of GDP on health care, compared with Canada's 9.7 percent, we also have shorter life spans. Where does the extra money go? The Dartmouth Atlas, published jointly by the medical school and the economics department of Dartmouth University, has estimated 30 percent of health care spending in the U.S. is wasted. It buys us nothing beneficial...
Nobel choice lifts GOP (10/18/09)
The recent Nobel award to President Obama set off a flurry of debate and discussion. Some believe the award was a thinly veiled rebuke of a former president. Others believe it confirmation of promised hope and change. And others contend that President Obama has done nothing in his short time in office. All of these contentions have some merit, but I'd like to dispel the notion that President Obama has done nothing in his first eight months. He's done plenty...
Deceptive lure of authority (10/18/09)
The deceptive allure of fascism, socialism and communism is that man can be his own God. Such philosophies emerge when men deny the ultimate authority of our Creator and his recipe for society. Such philosophies attack the fundamental tenants of our free republic based on fundamental rights of the soul, pervert it and appeal to the physical nature of man, replacing the true necessity of reverence for our Creator with an artificial reverence for an all powerful state...
Speak Out 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Peas in a pod; No Columbus Day; Chavez playbook; University smoking
Prayer 10/18/09 (10/18/09)
Help us, O God, to find our way in the maze of temptations we face daily. Amen.
Jackson Football (10/18/09)
District action from Friday.
18 Million born each year in USA (10/18/09)
The Humane Society of the United States estimates that in just seven years, it is possible for one female cat and her offspring to produce 420,000 cats. Likewise, a fertile dog can produce two litters in one year; each containing six to 10 puppies. In six years, a female dog and her offspring can theoretically produce 67,000 dogs...
Jackson Football (10/18/09)
District action from Friday.
Jackson Football (10/18/09)
District action from Friday.
"Scarey Cat" (10/18/09)
My Cat "Gizzmo" standing on a bench with the Halloween decor showing Off her Scarey Halloween Face. "Gizzmo" is a 6 yr old Himalayan Cat. I went to take her picture beside the Halloween decor & she made this wierd face that I have never saw before...
Rufus: Best Costume at Hound-O-Ween Party (10/18/09)
The "Dog at Work" was the Best Costume at the Hound-O-Ween Party at K-9 Training-Happy Tails. Rufus is equipped with a hammer, screwdriver and dog bone in his tool belt. Rufus is a shih tzu and long-haired dachshund mix.Oweners are Debbie and Larry Kern, Cape Girardeau...
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