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Stories from Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Deer smashes through door of area business (10/20/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- A four-point buck stopped into LeGrand's Communications on Business Highway 60 Sunday morning, smashing through the front door glass. The confused creature entered through the front entrance, charging full force through the glass front door. The animal apparently entered antlers first, leaving a portion of one of his antlers inside the store...
Council gives nod to automated trash collection (10/20/09)
Cape Girardeau will move ahead with plans to automate trash collection, the city council decided Monday evening. By the end of April, if everything goes as planned, the city will distribute almost 11,000 new 64-gallon trash cans and 11,000 96-gallon recycling bins to every resident using city garbage service. The council voted to move ahead with preparing for the switch, including new ordinances that would be needed to direct the program...
Cape police department turning 150 (10/20/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department will turn 150 years old this week, and there will be events recognizing the department's milestone starting Thursday. Events will kick off with an anniversary celebration Wednesday at Bedell Performance Hall. The Cape River Heritage Museum will also have a celebration Saturday...
Pair of zedonks turns heads near Dexter (10/20/09)
DEXTER, Mo. -- More than a few heads have turned over the past few weeks while passing the farm of Brad and Helen Hessling on County Road 612 just west of town. Two four-legged creatures that look like donkeys with zebra-striped legs can be seen romping and strolling as they become acclimated to their new surroundings.
Benton couple jailed on charge of having marijuana in car with child (10/20/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- The Scott County Sheriff's Department arrested a Benton couple Friday on suspicion they were carrying marijuana in a car with a child present. Enos J. Parks, 38, and Vannetta J. Wells, 40, were arrested after a traffic stop on Interstate 55 Friday afternoon, according to a Scott County Sheriff's Department news release...
Two Cape men receive prison sentences in federal court; third pleads guilty (10/20/09)
Cape man gets 10 years in federal prison A Cape Girardeau man was sentenced to 10 years in federal prison Monday for selling crack cocaine to an informant. Darrell Wiseman, 27, appeared before U.S. District Judge Henry E. Autrey. On Oct. 30, 2008, Wiseman sold 6.9 grams of crack cocaine to the informant, according to a news release issued by acting federal prosecutor Michael Reap...
Cape school district gets an 'A' on its financial audit (10/20/09)
The Cape Girardeau School District received a positive review during an audit of its finances. During its monthly meeting Monday the board approved an audit for 2008-2009 from Stanley, Dirnberger, Hopper and Associates, a Cape Girardeau accounting firm...
Jackson aldermen OK promotional video project (10/20/09)
Jackson Chamber of Commerce executive director Brian Gerau believes a new video project is a way to expand the business community. Approved during Monday's Jackson Board of Aldermen meeting, the DVD project will include testimonials from business leaders, information about its schools and scenes from throughout the city...
Fall setting near Cape Rock Park (10/20/09)
Autumn leaves float in the goldfish pond Monday afternoon at the roadside fountain west of Cape Rock Park. The area was built in 1931 by employees of the former Missouri Utilities before the city of Cape Girardeau took over the nearby water treatment plant. The park is maintained by the city's parks and recreation department. (Fred Lynch)...
Area road striping taking place in coming weeks (10/20/09)
The Missouri Department of Transportation will be striping state highways in Bollinger, Stoddard and Perry counties over the next several weeks. Crews will be working from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. with a moving caravan. Motorists should stay 500 feet away from the machinery and should not pass it to avoid getting paint on their vehicle. Crews will be using reflective paint that is designed to adhere to the road and which could stick to other surfaces...
Teen shot outside St. Louis school (10/20/09)
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Traffic was to be restricted outside Sumner High School, after a 17-year-old student was shot outside the St. Louis school after classes ended for the day. St. Louis police tell KMOV-TV the teen was shot in the backside around 3 p.m. Monday and hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries. The student ran inside the school to seek help, where personnel assisted the teen. Parents have received phone calls from the district about the shooting...
Palin to speak at southwest Mo. college (10/20/09)
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) -- Former GOP vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is scheduled to speak in southwest Missouri at a private college. Palin is to speak on Dec. 2 at the College of the Ozarks about patriotism, citizenship and civic engagement. The Springfield News-Leader reported Tuesday that Palin will be the featured speaker for a community convocation...
Missouri's pregnant women may have wait for flu vaccine (10/20/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Many pregnant women in Missouri may have waits for the swine flu vaccine shot, though they're supposed to be among the first to get it. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that under Missouri law, pregnant women and children under 3 aren't supposed to receive vaccines with the mercury-based preservative thimerosal. Missouri health officials said Tuesday they've tried to plan accordingly...
More than 100 Mo. parks employees getting laid off (10/20/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Employees in Missouri's parks system learned Monday that more than 100 positions are being eliminated because of declining tax revenue that finances the agency. The cuts would get rid of roughly one out of every seven jobs in the Division of State Parks and Historic Sites, which manages more than 80 locations around the state...
Mo. prison population at record high (10/20/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Missouri's prison population has reached an all-time high, and state officials are trying to figure out why. After declining or holding steady for the previous few years, the inmate population has been rising during the past year and a half, according to figures provided Monday by the Department of Corrections...
FDIC: limited extension of bank debt guarantees (10/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- Federal regulators today offered a limited emergency extension of a rescue program that guarantees hundreds of billions of dollars in U.S. banks' debt. The board of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. voted to provide the six-month extension in some cases of the temporary program, which ends Oct 31. ...
Caterpillar third quarter profits drop 53 percent (10/20/09)
Caterpillar expects sales of its big yellow-and-black equipment to improve next year as the world economy staggers out of a deep recession that slammed third-quarter earnings. Already, signs are emerging that demand for its machinery is picking up in Asia. And Caterpillar, which generates about 70 percent of its sales overseas, wants it dealers prepared for an upturn. Shares of the company rose 2.3 percent in midday trade...
Video game sales up slightly in Sept. (10/20/09)
NEW YORK -- After six straight months of double-digit decline, U.S. video game sales finally saw an improvement in September. But the rebound was much more muted than analysts had hoped. Market researcher NPD Group on Monday reported a 1 percent increase in sales of video game hardware, software and accessories in September compared with the same month last year, totaling $1.28 billion. Year-to-date sales were still down 13 percent...
Jackson volleyball defeats Perryville (10/20/09)
The Jackson volleyball team pulled out a marathon match against host Perryville Monday night. After Perryville won the first set 26-24, Jackson came back to take the final two sets 26-24, 25-23. "It was a long match," Jackson coach Maile Gannon said...
Farden resigns gymnastics post (10/20/09)
Tom Farden stepped down Monday as the Southeast Missouri State women's gymnastics coach after six successful seasons to become an assistant at Arkansas. Farden, 35, begins his duties at Arkansas today. "It was a really hard decision. I want people to understand that," Farden said. "I've really enjoyed my time here. Leaving the students and staff. .. it's tough...
Receiver shortage among St. Louis' problems (10/20/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The St. Louis Rams got good news on wide receiver Donnie Avery, who underwent an MRI exam on his hip that revealed a bruise. They can't afford to lose any more players at a position that's been thin since training camp. Avery's injury early in Sunday's 23-20 overtime loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars deprived the winless Rams (0-6) of their only player able to stretch the field. ...
Target joins in price war on expected best sellers (10/20/09)
NEW YORK -- Target Corp. has thrown itself into a heated price war on books expected to be top sellers. The Minneapolis-based discounter said Monday that it will offer some of this season's most anticipated book titles at $8.99, in line with recent moves by Walmart.com and Amazon.com...
Exercise shortcuts: How well do they measure up? (10/20/09)
When it comes to exercise, most of us are looking for a shortcut, a way to lose weight and firm up without spending endless hours in the gym. So a funky pair of sneakers that promises to tone the butt and calves sounds appealing. The same for weighted sleeves and stylish ankle weights, or a belt that creators say can shape abdominals, butt and arms...
Giving babies Tylenol may blunt effects of vaccines (10/20/09)
Giving babies Tylenol to prevent fever when they get childhood vaccinations may backfire and make the shots a little less effective, new research suggests. It is the first major study to tie reduced immunity to the use of fever-lowering medicines. Although the effect was small and the vast majority of children still got enough protection from vaccines, the results make "a compelling case" against routinely giving Tylenol right after vaccination, say doctors from the U.S. ...
Lorena Enderle (10/20/09)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. — Lorena Marie Enderle, 92, of New Hamburg died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Chaffee, Mo., is in charge of arrangements.
Lillian Zumwalt (10/20/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Lillian E. McClure Zumwalt, 96, of Lecanto, Fla., formerly of Anna, died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at Hernando-Pasco Hospice House. Graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Oct. 26 at Anna City Cemetery, with Ron Leske officiating. Crain Funeral Home in Anna is in charge of arrangements...
Sandra Lingle (10/20/09)
JONESBORO, Ill. -- Sandra Kay Lingle, 50, of Jonesboro died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna, Ill. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until time of service Friday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Anna. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home, with Jack Richardson officiating. Interment will be in Ebenezer Hall Cemetery in Lick Creek, Ill...
Rex Henson (10/20/09)
Rex A. Henson, 86, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Gene Ryan (10/20/09)
Gene G. Ryan, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Theodore Pauley (10/20/09)
Theodore Pauley, 79, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. Ford and Sons Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Belva Litzelfelner (10/20/09)
Belva Jean "Belle" Litzelfelner, 80, of Jackson died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at her home. She was born Feb. 18, 1929, in Jackson, to Pink and Ella Welker Niswonger. She and James Litzelfelner were married June 14, 1947, at Jackson. Litzelfelner was a member of First Baptist Church of Jackson 55 years, where she taught Sunday school 15 years and was a Bible teacher six years...
Stephen Whaley (10/20/09)
Stephen D. Whaley, 63, of Jackson died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson is in charge of arrangements.
John Horrell (10/20/09)
John C. Horrell, 75, of Jackson passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born June 27, 1934, in Jackson, son of John C. and Francis Lorene Koehler Horrell. He married Bertha Elizabeth Green Dec. 30, 1961...
Martha Sturm (10/20/09)
Martha "Marti" Sturm, 65, of Cape Girardeau passed away Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at her home. Marti was born Jan. 5, 1944, in Cape Girardeau, to Ferdinand Nicholas and Ruth Estes Sturm. She attended elementary school and high school in Dexter, Mo., where she graduated in 1962, having not only earned her diploma, but she also created lifelong friendships. ...
David Proctor (10/20/09)
HERRIN, Ill. -- David W. Proctor, 42, of Belleville, Ill., formerly of Herrin, passed away Monday, Oct. 12, 2009, at his home. David was born Dec. 31, 1966, in Kansas City, Mo., to Joe E. and Joanna M. Ward Proctor. Survivors include his parents; a son, Nicholas Ray Proctor of Belleville; a brother, Daniel Proctor and family of Denton, Texas; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins...
Norman Glaus (10/20/09)
Norman J. Glaus, 81, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at the Lutheran Home. He was born Feb. 25, 1928, in New Hamburg, Mo., to Leo and Ida Gosche Glaus. He and Ruth A. Keller were married Nov. 17, 1948, at New Hamburg. Glaus was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church and a member of Knights of Columbus Council 4311 and St. Vincent's Men's Association...
Alvester Baker (10/20/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Alvester Filer Baker, 82, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 23, 1927, at Marble Hill, son of Ira Lee and Flora A. Filer Baker. Mr. Baker was a farmer and a member of Lutesville General Baptist Church...
Norman Pulliam (10/20/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Norman Ray Pulliam, 75, of Benton died Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1933, in Patton, Mo., to Harley Andrew and Mettie Mary Grindstaff Pulliam. He married Mary Pauline Dodson Oct. 11, 1958, in Illmo, Mo...
George Peo (10/20/09)
George E. Peo, 85, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, at Chateau Girardeau Health Center. Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to service time Nov. 7 at First Presbyterian Church in Cape Girardeau. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Nov. 7 at the church...
Births 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
Randecker; Williams; Schonhoff; Merz
Police report 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summonses; Assaults; Thefts; Burglary; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWI; Burglary; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Southeast Missouri State University: Summons
Fire report 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday: Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Monday:...
Out of the past 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
25 years ago: Oct. 20, 1984 Area residents continue to carefully watch rain gauges and swollen streams, as near-continuous rain brings with it the chance of flash flooding. The Biltmore Corp. announces the sale of all its interest in the hotel, motel, restaurant and lounge at 45 S. West End Blvd. here; the property, formerly the Sunny Hill Motel and Golden Coin Restaurant, has been sold to First Commerce Group Inc., which has leased the motel operations to Magic Key Inns of America...
Correction 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
On Page 2A of Sunday's Southeast Missourian, the time for "The Nutcracker" auditions should have been listed as 1 p.m. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
Obama and the verbal culture (10/20/09)
The awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Barack Obama demonstrates at least three important points about the current political scene. First, in a one-word Joe Bidenesque fashion, Mr. Obama's selection can be described as amazing, stupendous, fantastic and outstanding. ...
Playing for fun (10/20/09)
There are plenty of folks around who remember, in the early 1950s, when wiffleball sets showed up in stores. As the sport's official website says, the game could be played with fewer participants in confined spaces without having to worry about breaking any windows...
Speak Out 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
Giving credit; Call for duty; Headline mismatch; No money; So true; Good recycling; Stealing our future
Prayer 10/20/09 (10/20/09)
O God, comfort us and protect us. Give us hope and spiritually nourish us. Amen.
National Comedian returns to The Mississippi Mud House. LONG HORN THE COMEDIAN Nov 6th (10/20/09)
The Only Black Cowboy Comedian In The World returns to The Mississippi Mud House in cape Girardeau November 6th. After a sold out preformance earlier in the year Longhorn returns to The Mud House to make to laugh. Hailed as one of the most unique acts in comedy, Longhorn The Comedian is the premiere "Black Cowboy Comedian "comic working the country today. ...
Cape Central yearbook and newspaper staffs bring home Sweepstakes trophy (10/20/09)
The Girardot yearbook staff and The Tiger newspaper staff at Cape Central High School brought home the Sweepstakes trophy at the SEMSPA (Southeast Missouri Student Press Association) Conference and Competition at Southeast Missouri State University last month. Over 400 students and advisers from Southeast Missouri participated and competed in several categories. More than twenty schools were represented...
Three brothers win at SEMO District Fair (10/20/09)
The dream of many 4H students who show beef cattle at the SEMO District Fair is to have their steer selected as champion. This is just what these three brothers Chad, Cody and Colton Kinder did on Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2009. All three boys showed in separate classes and won their weight division over all. They then had to show against each other for grand champion, which Cody Kinder won in the 4H division...
Teamwork, leadership skills focus of RSP land navigation training (10/20/09)
NORTHEAST CAPE GIRARDEAU COUNTY, Mo. -- Sgt. 1st Class Byron Wilkerson put it to his troops this way: Land navigation training is about more than getting from point A to point B. It's also about teamwork, leadership and honing a Soldier's ability to think quickly on his feet...
Winter Trout Fishing (10/20/09)
Southeast Missouri trout anglers sometimes lament the fact that they are so far from trout fishing waters such as the Eleven Point River, Montauk State Park, or the Meramec River. ...
Pumkin cutie Pie (10/20/09)
Lawson had a great time on his first visit to the pumpkin patch!
"Pick of the Patch" (10/20/09)
Logan and Lawson, together, weigh less than just ONE of these giant pumpkins!
"The Great Pumpkin" (10/20/09)
4 month old Lawson "blending in with the crowd"
A Ghost at Old Lorimer? (10/20/09)
Is this a figure standing by a headstone last Halloween at Old Lorimer Cemetery in Cape Girardeau? On Oct. 31, 2008 a local team of Ghost Investigators called TEMPT (The Eastern Missouri Paranormal Team) was allowed to spend the night locked inside Cape's Historic Cemetery. Team leader Kelty Lufcy turned up this photo and has submitted it to The Southeast Missourian for you to view. Is it a ghost at Lorimer?...
Signs of Fall (10/20/09)
I just love to watch all the butterflies in the early fall.
Fall at Chaumette Winery (10/20/09)
View of Chaumette Winery
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