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Stories from Monday, November 2, 2009

County commission opens bids for annual audit (11/02/09)
During its meeting Monday the Cape Girardeau County Commission opened bids for its annual audit for 2009 to 2011. Two companies -- Stanley, Dirnberger, Hopper & Associates and Van de Ven LLC -- placed bids. The commissioners referred the bids to county auditor David Ludwig and county clerk Kara Clark-Summers for their evaluation and recommendation...
Two Poplar Bluff students suspended for having BB gun on school bus (11/02/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Two Poplar Bluff Junior High students were suspended Thursday morning for having a BB gun on a school bus. The BB gun was discovered when staff members reviewed a video taken Wednesday afternoon by bus cameras after receiving a tip about an unrelated matter, according to Superintendent Ernie Lawson...
Six juveniles arrested for Sikeston burglaries (11/02/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Six juveniles were arrested last week for burglary and property damage following an investigation by the Sikeston Department of Public Safety. Sgt. Jim McMillen, public information officer for DPS, said the investigation began when a concerned parent spoke with a school resource officer about her son...
Flooding closes Route E in Scott County (11/02/09)
Route E in Scott County is closed due to water over the road, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Transportation. The closed section of road is between Spring Street and Missouri Street in Commerce, and it will be closed until further notice...
Drowning killed teens in Poplar Bluff car accident (11/02/09)
POPLAR BLLUFF, Mo. -- Drowning was the cause of death for all three Poplar Bluff High School students who died when a car overturned in a flooded creek at 7:31 a.m. Friday, according to Butler County Coroner Jim Akers. The victims were identified as Kyle Rose, 16, Jeremiah Klein, 16, and his brother, Christopher Klein, 15, all of Poplar Bluff...
Southeast Missouri State University adds degree programs in environmental sciences, agribusiness (11/02/09)
Two new programs at Southeast Missouri State University will give more options to students in environmental and agriculture studies. The environmental studies program is establishing a master's degree in environmental science program and the Department of Agriculture will offer agribusiness degrees at the university's Bootheel centers. ...
Family, friends gather for joint funeral for Jamie and Derrick Orman (11/02/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Many whose lives intertwined with those of Jamie Orman and her son Derrick came to say their final goodbyes Sunday afternoon at Miller Family Funeral Home in Perryville. Jamie Orman, 30, and Derrick Orman, 15, were shot to death in the early morning Tuesday in the home she shared with her fiance John Lawrence at 1224 N. Missouri Ave. Three suspects are in custody and face charges...
Perseverance and faith: First Baptist Church celebrates 175th anniversary (11/02/09)
Since he joined First Baptist Church of Cape Girardeau in 1965, Robert Hamblin has seen the congregation experience its ups and downs. Even with such changes as a move to its present location and the controversial ordination of women deacons, the church's willingness to show the love of Christ for Cape Girardeau has remained constant, Hamblin said...
Airplane crash kills two Cape Girardeau men (11/02/09)
BLODGETT, Mo. -- Two Cape Girardeau men died when their small single-engine airplane crashed during takeoff from a private landing strip, Scott County Sheriff Rick Walter said this evening. Paul Fisher, a former U.S. DEA agent, and Robbie Rollins, president of Delta Express Inc., were unable to escape their small airplane after it clipped a small shed with its wing, somersaulted and burst into flames, Walter said. The first emergency call came in shortly after noon, Walter said...
Southeast Missouri Food Bank to launch 'Backpacks for Friday' in Sikeston (11/02/09)
MOREHOUSE, Mo. -- Some Sikeston elementary students will have a new BFF beginning Friday and lasting throughout the school year. Southeast Missouri Food Bank's new child feeding program, "BFF," which stands for "Backpacks for Friday," is a program that will provide children in need with a backpack filled with about 10 pounds of nutritious food each Friday. ...
Missouri School Board Association to help Poplar Bluff with superintendent search (11/02/09)
The Poplar Bluff School District signed a contract Thursday night hiring the Missouri School Board Association to assist with the district's superintendent search. Board president Dr. Mike Price and board members Hardy Billington, Dr. Cynthia Brown, Dr. Matt Riffle, Steve Sells and Roger Strickland approved a motion in favor of the contract. Board member Gary Simmons was absent...
Holcomb student donates Halloween treats to hospitalized children (11/02/09)
KENNETT, Mo.--While other kids were trick-or-treating on Halloween night, thanks to the generosity and thoughtfulness of a local 10-year-old, pediatric patients at Twin Rivers Regional Medical Center received a special treat. For the past couple of weeks, most kids have been looking forward to donning their Halloween costumes and collecting candy. Instead of anticipating the treats she would receive, Whitney Miller, worried how others kids might be spending their holiday...
Dexter student named all district orchestra concert master (11/02/09)
DEXTER, Mo.-- Her talents continue to take her to new heights. Dexter High School senior, Diana Lanpher, has been the focus of previous articles in The Daily Statesman for her numerous musical accomplishments, many of which are unique to a student her age. Lanpher is an accomplished violinist. ...
Students at Senath-Hornersville High School take part in anti-drug program, Red Ribbon Week (11/02/09)
SENATH, Mo. -- In recognition of National Red Ribbon Week, members of the Kennett Police Department presented an anti-drug program, "The Downward Spiral," at Senath-Hornersville High School on Thursday to show the students the effects of drug use and how to recognize drug-related behavior...
Some churches take precautions to keep congregation healthy (11/02/09)
As concerns about the H1N1 flu virus mount, some area churches are examining their practices to help reduce the spread of germs. "We have temporarily suspended the exchange of peace -- the handshake -- until further notice," said Linda Boxdorfer, secretary at St. Mary Cathedral in Cape Girardeau. She said the common communion cup used during the Eucharist is also suspended...
Route A in Perry County closed for high water (11/02/09)
A section of Route A in Perry County between County Road 460 and County Road 444/447 has been closed until further notice by the Missouri Department of Transportation because of water over the road from last week's heavy rains. MoDOT urges motorists to use extreme caution while traveling near the area...
Factory towns slow to see job growth from stimulus plan (11/02/09)
LAMAR, Mo. -- This southwest Missouri city, tucked amid endless fields of winter wheat and soybeans, felt the recession ahead of the rest of the country, when furniture-maker O'Sullivan Industries closed in mid-2007. That threw 700 employees out of work and turned an economic cornerstone into a million-square-foot vacancy...
Missouri monk still teaching calligraphy (11/02/09)
CONCEPTION, Mo. -- Northwestern Missouri monk Michael Marcotte knows the use of calligraphy might seem outdated as more of the world's writing is done on computers and cell phones. But brother Michael Marcotte has been practicing calligraphy for close to 40 years, and he's continuing to teach...
Elections could give clues about 2010 ballots (11/02/09)
WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama isn't on the ballot. Neither are all members of Congress, nor most governors. But to varying degrees, the outcome of a few elections Tuesday could provide clues about how people feel about their country, their president and the party in power one year after Democrats won the White House...
Millions without sick leave fear swine flu (11/02/09)
CHICAGO -- For millions of Americans the rule is simple: If you don't come to work, you don't get paid. That idea drives an untold numbers of carpenters, day care workers, servers, shopkeepers and small-business owners to their jobs each day. Sniffles or not...
Sleepy Hollow church: No Halloween-themed weddings (11/02/09)
SLEEPY HOLLOW, N.Y. -- A church made famous by Washington Irving's short story, "The Legend of Sleepy Hollow," has rejected a couple's request to hold a Halloween-themed wedding. Lisa Panensky and Jim Nieves signed a contract 13 months ago to get married on Halloween at the Old Dutch Church in Sleepy Hollow, N.Y...
Karzi handed 2nd term when challenger drops out of runoff election (11/02/09)
KABUL -- President Hamid Karzai was effectively handed a second five-year term Sunday when his only challenger dropped out of the race, and the Obama administration said it was prepared to work with the man it has previously criticized to combat corruption and confront the Taliban insurgency...
U.N.: $39B needed to fight pneumonia globally (11/02/09)
LONDON -- To fight pneumonia, the world's top killer of children, United Nations officials say they need $39 billion over the next six years. On the first World Pneumonia Day today, the World Health Organization and UNICEF are releasing a global plan aiming to save more than 5 million children from dying of pneumonia by 2015...
Central swimmer Gramling takes home pair of third-place finishes (11/02/09)
Sam Gramling earned a pair of third-place finishes to pace the Central boys swimming team at a meet in Springfield, Mo., on Saturday. Gramling bettered his state-cut time in the 200 freestyle. He also helped the 400 freestyle relay take fifth and the 200 freestyle relay finish seventh at the 18-team meet...
Prized recruit will cheer, rehab (11/02/09)
Leon Powell was considered the gem of Southeast Missouri State basketball coach Dickey Nutt's first recruiting class. The Redhawks won't be able to take advantage of Powell's talents this season, but that hasn't diminished Nutt's enthusiasm for the St. Louis native...
Rams end 17-game losing streak (11/02/09)
DETROIT -- The St. Louis Rams beat the Detroit Lions in each phase -- offense, defense, special teams and coaching -- to snap their 17-game losing streak. Steven Jackson's 25-yard touchdown run with 1:38 left lifted the Rams to a 17-10 win Sunday over Detroit...
Yanks take 3-1 Series lead on two-out rally (11/02/09)
PHILADELPHIA -- Alex Rodriguez waited all game long for this hit. Heck, he waited his whole life. Rodriguez delivered the biggest hit of his career, a go-ahead, two-out double in the ninth inning off Brad Lidge and the New York Yankees took advantage of Johnny Damon's daring dash to beat the Philadelphia Phillies 7-4 on Sunday night for a 3-1 lead in the World Series...
McMurray snaps winless skid in tame Talledega race (11/02/09)
TALLADEGA, Ala. -- NASCAR demanded drivers be on their best behavior at Talladega Superspeedway, where a ban on bump-drafting sanitized what's usually one of the most spectacular races of the season. In the end, chaos reigned, just like always...
Favre 2-0 against Packers (11/02/09)
For the second time in less than a month, Brett Favre sliced up his former team and stuck it to the franchise that cast him aside as the Minnesota Vikings beat the Green Bay Packers 38-26 at Lambeau Field on Sunday. If walking out to waves of loud jeers from his former fans threw Favre off his game, it didn't last long. ...
Redhawks hoops teams face tough year ahead (11/02/09)
If the Ohio Valley Conference preseason basketball poll is accurate, both Southeast Missouri State squads will struggle this year. One week after Southeast's women were picked seventh in the 10-team league, Southeast's men were tabbed for a last-place finish...
Talking Shop with Veronica McCormick, co-owner of Sign Master, 360 S. Kingshighway in Cape Girardeau (11/02/09)
The scenery of a drive just about anywhere in the United States will include signs advertising businesses or causes. From the mom-and-pop store down the street to a plea to visit a church on a particular Sunday, signs remain a vital part of reaching the consumer. ...
People on the move 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
Sipe joins Cape Electrical as chief operating officer James Sipe has joined Cape Electrical Supply in Cape Girardeau as chief operating officer. A South Carolina native and graduate of the Citadel, Sipe is responsible for the overall operations of the company with special emphasis on branch management, vendor relations and customer service. He previously worked for Cameron & Barkley and Hagemeyer North America in Charleston, S.C. in a number of key executive positions...
McCombs Funeral Home opens crematorium (11/02/09)
McCombs Funeral home in Jackson has opened its crematorium. Situated behind the funeral home at 640 W. Independence St., the crematorium includes an office, a handicapped-accessible restroom and a room for viewing the cremation if desired. The facility also has a receiving area to hold the body until cremation...
Wanda Louden (11/02/09)
Wanda J. (Skaggs) Louden of Jackson, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at her home. She was 69. She was born Nov. 6, 1939, in Perryville, Mo., daughter of the late Roy R. and Ruby A. Hand Skaggs. Survivors include a brother, Calvin L. Skaggs of New York City; a niece, Sylvia Skaggs McTague of Madison, N.J.; and a nephew, J. Adam Skaggs of New York City...
Daryl Johnson (11/02/09)
Daryl E. Johnson, 81, of Cape Girardeau, died Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at his home. Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Funeral Home. The funeral will be at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home...
Immaculate Conception Honor Roll (11/02/09)
Immaculate Conception School 2009-2010 1st Quarter Honor Roll A Honor Roll 4th grade: Kate Appleman, Shelby Bauwens, Allison Bray, Claire Essner, Ehtan Gatzemeyer, Harper Guilliams, Megan Jansen, Bailey Mayfield, Parker Nugent, Grace Pehle. 5th grade: Gus Guilliams, Katie Hanners, Emerson Outman, Elizabeth Spooler...
Oran Elementary School (11/02/09)
Oran Elementary School A Honor Roll 3rd grade: Claire Ramsey, Calen Read, Jacob Shoemaker, Samuel Smith, Katelyn Streeter 4th grade: Kamryn Graviett, Layne Johnson, Klayton Gosche, Allison Holt, Malia LeGrand, Cole Priggel, Maddy Williams 5th grade: Brenna Hahn, Cheyanne Dobbs, Gabrielle Krapf, Destiny Cook...
Fire report 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Police report 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Arrests Summonses Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 2, 1984 With varying degrees of damage to businesses and temporary traffic problems, west Cape Girardeau spent most of yesterday treading water after receiving a record rainfall; several businesses along Kingshighway from Bloomfield Road to just north of Independence Street, and a section of Kingshighway near Route W received water damage when Walker and Cape LaCroix creeks overflowed, spreading out in the several-block business district...
Deer and driving (11/02/09)
Fewer daylight hours means more of us will be driving after dark. And this is the mating season for the plentiful deer in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois. This combination means motorists needs to be on the lookout for deer darting onto highways...
Misleading county salary info (11/02/09)
I would like you to clear some things up with your readers and our constituents. I usually do not respond to articles, but the way the Oct. 30 article "County officials approve increase in their salary" was written is very unsettling to me. The elected officials will only get a raise if the county employees receive raises also. ...
Please return stuffed duck (11/02/09)
Please, whoever took my white stuffed duck with the little bonnet on its head out of the back of my car: Would you please return it? It meant so much to me. My beloved sister, who died of lung cancer, gave that to me long ago. Why did you steal it? The Bible says, "Thou shalt not steal." It's one of the Ten Commandments, if you've never read the Bible...
Speak Out 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
Protecting the unborn; Try peace surge; War blame; Good information; Need new voices
Prayer 11/2/09 (11/02/09)
For all the faithful departed, we pray to you, O God.
St. Andrew Fishing Village in Les Iroises, Haiti (11/02/09)
In 2008, St. Andrew Lutheran Church raised enough funds to build 18 homes at St. Andrew Fishing Village in Les Iroises, Haiti. These simple cinder block homes are being built now; the fishing boats purchased from fund raising in 2007 are in full use; and the goal is to build more homes as well as build a school. Life groups within the congregation have participated in a variety of fund raisers to help raise funds to rebuild the village...
Megan Hawk, 11, bags her 2nd deer on Youth Hunting Weekend (11/02/09)
This is the second year that Megan has gone deer hunting with her father, Jason Hawk. She and her cousin, Logan Lewis were both trained in gun safety and shooting by their grandfather, Jack Hawk and Meg's Dad, Jason. All four went hunting early Saturday morning during the Youth Weekend Hunt. Meg and Logan both shot a deer. Logan got his that morning. Meg and her father returned that afternoon at which time, Megan shot her deer...
Logan Lewis, 12, gets a deer on first hunt (11/02/09)
Logan Lewis went hunting with his Grandfather, Jack E. Hawk, for his very first time during the Youth Hunting Weekend early Saturday morning and bagged a 3-pt. buck with his first shot! After just two days of target practice and gun safety instructions from his grandfather, Logan went hunting for the first time. They hunted on private property where only his small hunting party was allowed to protect the youth from other hunter's who might have been in the same area...
River (11/02/09)
This is my 7mo old lab named River. Hes just like any other young lab; full of energy, loves the water and can be a hand full at times haha. All in all, hes a great dog.
Adams General Store (11/02/09)
Seoond place winner for Trunk or Treat at Bethany Baptist Church's Fall Festival
Jonah and the Whale (11/02/09)
First place winner for Trunk or Treat at Bethany Baptist Church's Fall Festival
In Memory of Tibbit (11/02/09)
Tibbit was our loving companion for ten years. He was killed October 3, 2006 by an evil, unkind neighbor. We will love him always and cherish his memory.
"Play Ball" America's summer pastime (11/02/09)
With "old Glory" flying in the background this reminds us of one of America's favorite summer past times.
Calm after the storm in Bollinger County (11/02/09)
After too many hours of rain in Bollinger County, the Friday evening sunset was beautiful! It looks as though the skies were making ready for Halloween!
The Blue Angels (11/02/09)
The Navy's elite demonstration flying team, The Blue Angels, at an airshow in 2007 at Chesterfield, MO.
Toffee in the field enjoying the autumn (11/02/09)
Toffee is a Bloodhound being fostered at Silverwalk Beagle & Hound Sanctuary for American Black & Tan Coonhound Rescue. She is about 2 years old, very friendly to both people and dogs. She was found a stray with a male bloodhound around Union, MO. Toffee is very soft and loves to have all her loose Bloodhound skin petted. Welcome to Cape G., Toffee!...
Copperhead (11/02/09)
Copperhead snake in our garage.
Gizmo the Clown (11/02/09)
Here's Gizmo in his clown outfit ready to go trick or treating!! Isn't he the cutest little puppy? He should've been a devil instead cuz he's meaner than heck!! This innocent look of his is FAKE!!
Princess Cinnamon (11/02/09)
Justin is proudly showing off Cinnamon in her Princess outfit! She's such a sweet dog and has the biggest heart!!
Halloween Depression (11/02/09)
Poor Reesie was NOT a happy camper after Justin kept dressing her up in all her outfits!! She's very stressssed out!!
Foxy the Hippie (11/02/09)
Here's Foxy dressed up like a hippie which reminds me of days gone past, lol!! She loves playing with her sisters and her new brother!! She does tricks for treats daily!! She's the best dog!! We adopted her 8 yrs. ago from the Humane Society.
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