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Author Alex Flinn to address area students, conduct workshop (11/06/09)
As teens face increasingly complex issues, the voice of many of those struggles, author Alex Flinn, will be in the area to address students at two schools and the public. Libby Wilson, a librarian at Central Junior High School, said Flinn writes realistic fiction that many students at her school can relate to. This perspective and understanding makes her work popular among adolescents, even those who do not always enjoy reading...
Cents and sensibility: Personal finance classes becoming bigger part of high school, college education (11/06/09)
When Natalie King decided to major in communication disorders at Southeast Missouri State University, she considered the prospects for jobs after graduation. King, a sophomore, said more of her peers are thinking more about majoring in a subject that will produce a job, an effect of the economic downturn...
Trash and recycling pickup days won't change for Cape residents (11/06/09)
With the Cape Girardeau City Council's decision to move ahead with automated trash and recycling pickup, the publicity campaign to educate residents about the change is underway. On Monday evening, the council approved spending $2.3 million to buy six trucks and 22,000 new trash bins for distribution to residents. The switch won't require a rate increase to pay the bonds that will finance the program...
Wednesday apartment fire now considered arson (11/06/09)
A Wednesday morning fire that damaged a Cape Girardeau apartment is now considered arson. Sgt. Jason Selzer of the Cape Girardeau Police Department said an investigation continues into a fire that moderately damaged a fourth floor apartment at 45 S. West End Boulevard around 6:15 a.m. No suspects are in custody...
Combine, truck collide (11/06/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A combine and a truck collided near Kennett Thursday night, igniting a fire inside the combine. The Kennett Fire Department received a call at 7:10 p.m. that a tractor had run over a pick-up truck and was on fire on County Road 553. The driver of the pick-up truck, Mike Faught, and the operator of the combine both escaped the incident unharmed, according to officials. ...
Rally set to support defendant in racially charged Bootheel case (11/06/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- A rally Nov. 16 in Kennett is in support of a woman accused in a racially charged case with assaulting two police officers, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace. The now-24-year-old Heather Ellis has said she moved into a check-out lane at Walmart to join a cousin whose line was moving faster Jan. 6, 2007. Other customers said she cut ahead of them...
Cape Girardeau man appeals death sentence based on mental disability (11/06/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A Cape Girardeau man on death row for a 1992 triple homicide is mentally disabled and should not be executed, his attorney told the Missouri Supreme Court. Andrew A. Lyons, 52, was sentenced to two death sentences in 1996 for the shooting deaths of Evelyn Sparks and Bridgette Harris, an ex-girlfriend. He also received a seven-year sentence for the shooting death of his 11-month old son Dontay Harris...
Cape Girardeau man accused of downloading child pornography (11/06/09)
A Cape Girardeau man faces child pornography charges after his girlfriend allegedly found explicit photos on his home computer.
Charges filed against man accused in Chaffee bomb threat (11/06/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- An 18-year-old Chaffee man was charged Thursday with making a false bomb threat against the Rhodes 101 convenience store, Chaffee police chief Jim Chambers said in a news release.
More than 70,000 pounds of food raised for Southeast Missouri Food Bank (11/06/09)
Notre Dame student Robby Hinson, left, Food Bank staff member Danny Stotler, student Mollina Stallings, right, and Notre Dame teacher Daniel Strohmeyer unload a portion of the school's donation of more than 5,600 cans of food collected for the Southeast Missouri Food Bank on Thursday at the facility on Nash Road. In all, 70,834 pounds of food were donated, about 30,000 raised by schools and 41,000 donated by Tyson Foods. Notre Dame Regional High School won the Division A contest among schools with more than 250 students. Eagle Ridge Christian School won Division B, schools with 250 or fewer students. Read more about area schools at semissourian.com/schools.
County commission OKs firm to conduct audit (11/06/09)
Commission approves firm to conduct audit The Cape Girardeau County Commission has approved a Cape Girardeau accounting firm to conduct the county's annual audit. During its meeting Thursday the commission chose Stanley, Dirnberger, Hopper and Associates LLC to perform the audit from 2009 to 2011. The accounting firm was the low bidder, with a total not to exceed $47,900 for the years it will do the audit...
Land reimbursement rate cut for assessors (11/06/09)
Cape Girardeau County is among the state's 114 counties scheduled to receive thousands of dollars less annually from the state in payments to county assessors. The State Tax Commission has reduced the parcel reimbursement rate for county assessors from $5.99 to $4 for each parcel of land. The $6.117 million in payments for reassessment is part of $204 million in cuts announced Oct. 28 by Gov. Jay Nixon...
Missouri auditor to speak at First Friday Coffee (11/06/09)
Missouri Auditor Susan Montee will be the guest speaker Friday morning at the Cape Girardeau Area Chamber of Commerce's First Friday Coffee. Montee will discuss the work of the auditor's office. The program will begin at 7:40 a.m. at the Show Me Center, and a continental breakfast will be available...
Education leaders discuss future of schools (11/06/09)
WARRENSBURG, Mo. (AP) -- The future of education from preschool to beyond graduate school united four state senators and top state educators for a hearing at the University of Central Missouri. About 30 percent of students entering college need remedial education, prompting a question from a west St. Louis County Republican, Sen. Jane Cunningham, R-Chesterfield...
Army: 12 dead, 31 hurt in attack at Fort Hood (11/06/09)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- An Army psychiatrist set to be shipped overseas opened fire at the Fort Hood Army post Thursday, authorities said, a rampage that killed 12 people and left 31 wounded in the worst mass shooting ever at a military base in the United States...
House votes to expand homebuyer tax credit; Obama to sign it today (11/06/09)
WASHINGTON -- Missed out on Cash for Clunkers? Congress has another deal for you: Buy a home before May 1 and collect up to $6,500 from the government. If you're a first-time homebuyer, get up to $8,000. As part of the government's efforts to encourage people to spend money to help revive the economy, the House voted 403-12 Thursday to expand a popular tax credit for homebuyers. ...
Oklahoma couple sideswipes elephant on drive home from church (11/06/09)
OKLAHOMA CITY -- It's not unusual to see a deer or a cow crossing Oklahoma's rural highways. But an elephant? A couple driving home from church nearly slammed into a pachyderm that had escaped from a nearby circus late Wednesday. "Didn't have time to hit the brakes. The elephant blended in with the road," driver Bill Carpenter said Thursday. "At the very last second I said 'Elephant!'"...
Oil rises above $80 amid stock market surge (11/06/09)
SINGAPORE -- Oil prices rose above $80 a barrel Friday in Asia as crude investors eyed a surge in global stock markets. Benchmark crude for December delivery was up 47 cents to $80.09 a barrel at midday Singapore time in electronic trading on the New York Mercantile Exchange. The contract fell 78 cents to settle at $79.62 on Thursday...
College students need lessons in failure (11/06/09)
Disgraced ex-New York Times reporter Jayson Blair talking to college students about ethics? What's next? The former head of Lehman Brothers on financial risk management? Such was the blogosphere's snarky tone last week when Washington & Lee University in Virginia announced Blair would speak today at a journalism conference there...
Oct. sales offer relief to merchants (11/06/09)
NEW YORK -- October's retail sales results, the best performance since April 2008, show that Americans are spending a little more. But will they be willing to pay full price this holiday season? Stores are heading into the period with slashed inventories, determined not to have the fire sales that characterized last Christmas. ...
Goldman Sachs and Citigroup got swine flu vaccine (11/06/09)
NEW YORK -- Some of New York's biggest companies, including Wall Street giants Goldman Sachs and Citigroup, received doses of swine flu vaccine for at-risk employees, drawing criticism that the hard-to-find vaccine is going first to the privileged...
Embattled U.N. rethinking its Afghan-Pakistan role (11/06/09)
KABUL -- The United Nations is sending about 600 foreign staff out of the country or into secure compounds because of the deadly Taliban attack on U.N. workers, warning the Afghan government Thursday that international support will wane unless it cracks down on corruption fueling the insurgency...
Jackson soccer gets revenge, claims district crown in OT (11/06/09)
Apparently, hell hath no fury like a high school soccer team scorned. One year after a well-placed penalty kick by Seckman prevented the Jackson Indians from winning their third consecutive district title, the Indians got their title back.
Scott City expects Hermann to be toughest Class 2 foe (11/06/09)
For a second consecutive year, the Scott City volleyball team is in the Class 2 final four, and today, for the second consecutive year, it enters play in Kansas City, Mo., with the No. 1 ranking in the state. For a second consecutive year, the Rams expect Hermann to be the opponent that's hardest to beat, mostly because both teams lost only one key player who participated in last year's state championship match...
Notre Dame excited but nervous about upcoming tournament (11/06/09)
Notre Dame junior Allyson Bradshaw admits her team is dealing with a lot of emotions as it prepares for the Class 3 state volleyball championships. "We're really excited," Bradshaw said. "We want to win, but we're nervous at the same time. We'll try and do our best."...
ND wins another district thriller in shootout (11/06/09)
FARMINGTON, Mo. -- Jacob Pewitt knew Farmington scouted him during Notre Dame's district semifinal. Pewitt used that to his advantage Thursday in the shootout for the Class 2 District 1 boys soccer championship. "I just looked in the right upper 90," Pewitt said. "I know he was watching [Tuesday] and I went left last night so it was time to switch it up a little bit. I knew exactly what I was going to do."...
Bulldogs take Show Me Conference team title (11/06/09)
The Notre Dame boys swimming team won only one event at the Show Me Conference meet Thursday at Central Pool, but the Bulldogs came away with the team title. Notre Dame finished with 303 points and was followed by John Burroughs (302), Central (250), Jackson (229) and Saxony Lutheran (12)...
Scott City boys prepare for state cross county meet (11/06/09)
The weekend forecast for Jefferson City, Mo., calls for temperatures in the high 50s with little chance for rain. That is welcome news for Scott City cross country runner Brandon Shemonia. Shemonia had some battle scars Saturday from his run at the Class 2 District 1 meet at Jefferson Barracks Park in St. Louis County, in the form of mud on his legs, arms and face...
Three Redhawks named to all-OVC soccer teams (11/06/09)
Three Southeast Missouri State soccer players have earned all-Ohio Valley Conference honors as voted on by the league's coaches and sports information directors. Freshman defender Hayley Abbott made the all-OVC first team, with junior forward Ashley Runion on the second team and freshman forward Bobbi Jo Schlick on the all-newcomer squad...
Redhawks, Nutt debut with win (11/06/09)
The Dickey Nutt era at Southeast Missouri State began with a win Thursday night. It wasn't pretty and it officially won't count, but the Redhawks weren't about to complain. After ending last season with 19 straight defeats -- the nation's longest losing streak among NCAA Division I men's basketball teams entering this year -- the Redhawks were pleased to experience any type of victory, even in an exhibition...
Southeast faces daunting task against Gamecocks (11/06/09)
Not many people will give Southeast Missouri State much of a chance Saturday when powerful Jacksonville State visits. But JSU coach Jack Crowe said what happened to the Gamecocks the last time they played in Cape Girardeau is proof they can't afford to overlook the reeling Redhawks...
Matt Holliday among 79 players filing for free agency (11/06/09)
NEW YORK -- Pitcher John Lackey and outfielder Matt Holliday were among 79 players who filed for free agency Thursday, the first possible day. Outfielder Jason Bay, first baseman Carlos Delgado, pitcher John Smoltz and reliever Billy Wagner also filed as did pitcher Jon Garland after the Los Angeles Dodgers declined his $10 million option. He will receive a $2.5 million buyout...
Flames burn Blues with overtime goal (11/06/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Dion Phaneuf's goal 2:~ Calgary won 3-2 on a goal by Dion Phaneuf 50 into overtime gave the Calgary Flames a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues on Thursday night. Calgary won in overtime for the second time in two nights. The Flames broke a two-game losing streak Wednesday with a 3-2 victory at Dallas...
Animal control (11/06/09)
When I was growing up on the farm on Killough Valley in the Ozarks over yonder, my life was organized by animals. Lulu, the milk cow, had to be milked every morning and every evening. In winter, hay had to be delivered to hungry cattle. Horses had to be tended...
Art and charity go together (11/06/09)
Handmade pottery can be expensive. Or, it can cost only $12 and come with Sunday lunch. The annual Empty Bowls Banquet will be from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the Salvation Army, with a variety of soups, bread and a dessert on the menu. Diners get this modest meal to remind them that food can sometimes be hard to come by and many people only get a small amount -- sometimes not even daily. Diners also get a handmade bowl of their choosing to take home to remind them of the need every day...
Art grows from hobby to passion for Cape Girardeau couple (11/06/09)
Dr. Raymond Ritter sees the world in the terms of a painting -- the light on someone's forehead or the shine of her hair. The retired orthopedic surgeon started taking art classes from Cleda Curtis-Neal seven years ago at his wife's urging, and the couple been painting ever since...
Music Review: Carrie Underwood shows maturation on "Play On" (11/06/09)
Carrie Underwood opens her third album with an audacious stomper, "Cowboy Casanova," a put-down of a playboy that slyly references a famous quarterback Underwood briefly dated. But everything else about the bold, sassy tune looks forward, a reflection of "Play On," which aims to illustrate Underwood's maturation and growth...
First Friday receptions 11/08/09 (11/06/09)
A list of November's First Friday gallery receptions
Southeast Missouri State University students bring "The Children's Hour" to the stage (11/06/09)
A classic play from the historically controversial American playwright Lillian Hellman will be the second full-length performance to feature the talent of Southeast Missouri State University actors this season, following the musical "Little Shop of Horrors."...
Opera Bites: 'Turandot,' Puccini's last opera, rife with riddles (11/06/09)
On Saturday, the high-definition broadcast from the Metropolitan Opera will be Giacomo Puccini's "Turandot." The performance will begin at noon at the Town Plaza Cinema. The opera is set in the ancient Chinese city of Peking. It tells the story of the Princess Turandot who is bent upon avenging the wrongs done to her ancestress. Turandot has declared that any man who can answer the three riddles she asks him can marry her. Of course, no man has been able to do this and her suitors are beheaded...
Black cowboy Longhorn brings comedy to Cape Girardeau (11/06/09)
A man is making his way to the Mississippi Mud House from Kansas City today. He's a grandfather, military veteran and a Texas-born, down-to-earth guy who almost always wears a cowboy hat. He's also an entertainer; more specifically, a black comedian who is breaking the barriers of what the world expects from black comics. His name is Longhorn, and his hybrid blend of countryboy attitude and life observations is taking the country by storm...
Rod Stewart realizes a dream on latest album (11/06/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Rod Stewart grew up idolizing soul singers like Sam Cooke, Jackie Wilson and Otis Redding. On his new album, "Soulbook," he gets a chance to pay tribute to his childhood idols in song -- and even gets a chance to sing with one of them on the CD...
Catherine Cave (11/06/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Catherine Cave, 81, of Cairo died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. There is no visitation. Graveside service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Monday at Mound City National Cemetery in Mound City, Ill...
Flora Chambliss (11/06/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Flora M. Chambliss, 83, of Cairo died Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born March 4, 1926, in Rick Square, N.C., daughter of Lazarus Pope and Ada Reba Smallwood Tann. She married Dr. Homer H. Chambliss, who preceded her in death...
Frances Wunderlich (11/06/09)
Frances Wunderlich, 61, of Pocahontas passed away Saturday, Oct. 31, 2009, at her home. She was born June 26, 1948, in Mitchell, S.D., daughter of William K. and Eilene I. Tripp Ettleman. She and Oliver P. Wunderlich were married Sept. 20, 1975. He passed away Sept. 13, 2001...
Blanche McDonald (11/06/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Blanche Maxine McDonald, 83, of Anna, formerly of Sikeston, Mo., died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at City Care Center of Anna. She was born Sept. 2, 1926, in Scott County, Mo., to the late Ellis Kessner and Wrista Lou Fulkerson Alcorn. She and Lester McDonald were married July 8, 1944, in Piggott, Ark. He preceded her in death...
Allen Koelzer (11/06/09)
Allen George Koelzer, 64, of Scott City died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at his home. He was born Oct. 17, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, son of George and Ethel Held Koelzer. Allen grew up in Cape Girardeau and worked at Superior Electric many years. He also worked at Procter & Gamble as a security guard and then at Kelly School District in maintenance. He was a member of Eisleben Lutheran Church in Scott City...
Loraine Halter (11/06/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Loraine Halter, 98, of Chaffee died Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, at Chaffee Nursing Center. She was born Oct. 17, 1911, at Chaffee, daughter of Sylvester and Anna Elizabeth Owens Matthews. She and Leo M. Halter were married Nov. 16, 1929. He died Dec. 1, 1973...
Births 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
Harper; DeJournett; Aufdenberg; Segraves; Lentz; Birk; Watson; Golden; Dorris; Kreighbaum; Nunley; Diebold; Wayman; Haines; Roth
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School (11/06/09)
St. Vincent de Paul Parish School A Honor Roll 4th grade: Sophie Wojdylo, Alexis Welter, Tyler Bruns, Kendall McGarr, Chase LaValle, Drew Beussink, Noah Merideth, Leanne Alpers, Collyn Rouggly, Elise Bruenderman, John Paul Schuchardt, Hannah Landewe and Victor Lanzotti, Alaina Baumgart, Hattie-Lou Burdin, Troy Carman, Madison Arpin, Hogan Coad, Drew Eudy, Taylor Higgins, Nikki Wrape, Brandon Pappas, Grayson Mueller, Dawson Dohogne, Kristen Alvey, Cy Young, Makenzi Kinder, Cassandra Caragine and Samantha Saba.. ...
Oak Ridge Elementary (11/06/09)
Oak Ridge Elementary 4th grade: Brianna Amschler, Jordan Barker, Kaitlyn Carter, Brianna Harrison, Alexis Johnson, Jordan Layton, Amanda Meyer, Coltin Reimann. 5th grade: Kyle Keller, Steven Masterson, Madison Mewhirter, Beth Mize, Brynn Myers, Katelyn Oehl, Scott Palmer, Collin Reimann, Olivia Ruiz, Maci Schamburg, Jarett Seabaugh, McKenzie Slinkard...
Fire report 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Wednesday: Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Police report 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
Cape Girardeau: Arrests; Thefts; Miscellaneous; Jackson: DWIs; Arrests; Summonses; Property damage; Miscellaneous
Out of the past 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 6, 1984 The forecast of a large voter turnout today is apparently coming true in Cape Girardeau and Jackson, although the rate of ballots being cast in the area this morning is still well behind the record pace of the 1980 presidential election...
Annexation rules (11/06/09)
The planning commissions of Cape Girardeau and Jackson recently held a joint meeting to discuss issues of mutual concern. Among those issues was how subdivisions are developed outside each of the two cities. Jackson and Cape Girardeau both have subdivisions requirements. ...
National snafus with flu vaccine (11/06/09)
We are over 65 and have been attempting to get seasonal flu shots. My doctor does not have the vaccine. We encountered a ridiculous situation at the Cape Girardeau County Public Health Center. Shots supposedly were available from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ...
Speak Out 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
Pure greed; Use your blinkers; Profound words; Greedy for treats; Bank protection; Admit the mistake; On the money; Working together; County pay raises
Prayer 11/6/09 (11/06/09)
Bless, O God, our efforts to feed the hungry and care for the needy. Amen.
He Grew Big Enough! (11/06/09)
I was so pleasantly surprised to see a second on-line newspaper article about the policeman in Cape who helped rescue and save so many dogs. I thought the one by his daughter was so sweet. After the second one I had to write and tell you about the dog that my mother received from Marys' father, Officer Volkerding. If she were here she would be telling this one herself...
Beyond Stage IV (11/06/09)
Johnnie Taber was losing strength with each passing day. Getting out of bed became a struggle. Putting makeup on and combing her hair required more energy than she could muster. After work, she'd come home and spend the rest of her evening asleep on the couch...
Jackson Speech/Debate Winners (11/06/09)
The Jackson High School Speech & Debate team opened their competition season with a First Place overall win at Clearwater. Individual winners included: (Front Row) Taylor Poore, Holly Bollinger, Lydia Meece, (Back Row) Morgan Caldwell, Jessica Stearns, and Eric Miller...
Red Oak leaves against of Crooked Creek bank (11/06/09)
Some of the last remaining leaves are the oaks along the Crooked Creek which change to an 'eye popping' red against the shoreline of the Crooked Creek.
Mena standing on rock cliff over Crooked Creek (11/06/09)
Wilhelmina Harker Von Der Leirer, or Mena , for her call name. Mena's gorgeous coloring really stands out against the beautiful fall backdrop on our walk today.
Orange and Pink Berries on Tree in Pasture (11/06/09)
The gorgeous colors as these seeds burst through their covering caught my eye as I walked through the pasture.
Brilliant Red Berries Against Blue Sky and Pine (11/06/09)
These gorgeous red berries were found on a hike through our pasture. The brilliant color of sky, pine and berries begged to be photographed.
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