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Stories from Sunday, November 8, 2009

Some predict commercial property fallout nationally; locals optimistic (11/08/09)
With the housing market hitting rock bottom in parts of the country, some analysts predict the commercial real estate sector could be next. However, those familiar with the local commercial market are optimistic Southeast Missouri won't suffer the same fate...
Late harvest costing corn farmers in crop quality, dollars (11/08/09)
Area farmers are working furiously to complete fall corn harvests before the predicted return of wet weather around the middle of November.
Sowers to challenge Emerson on economy in election (11/08/09)
Tommy Sowers, the Iraq war veteran mounting the first well-funded challenge to U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Emerson in more than a decade said Saturday that he plans to make the economy -- and Emerson's record on economic issues -- the centerpiece of his campaign.
H1N1 clinic set for Thursday at Stoddard County Health Center (11/08/09)
Dexter Daily Statesman Another H1N1 vaccination clinic is set for Thursday, Nov. 12 from 8 a.m. until noon and from 1-4 p.m., according to Amy Hector BSN, RN at the Stoddard County Health Center in Bloomfield. "We will continue to vaccinate all those as we've been doing in previous clinics," Hector said, indicating they would serve pregnant women with a physician's order and children 6 months to 18 years old...
Crash injures Perryville man (11/08/09)
Editor's note: The following story has been edited to correct the spelling of Leo T. Klump's name. PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- A Perryville man sustained moderate injuries in a crash Saturday afternoon. According to the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at 4:10 p.m. on Route E. A 1986 Buick Park Avenue driven by Edward J. Wood, 56, of Perryville was traveling westbound on Route E when the vehicle struck the rear of a Massy Ferguson 235 tractor driven by Leo T. Klump, 78, of Perryville...
Southeast Missouri State University will resume classes at noon Monday (11/08/09)
Southeast Missouri State University is reporting that classes will be in session beginning at noon Monday on the main campus because of a power outage that began Saturday and continues to affect most of the campus. The university reports the campus community can expect to remain without power until approximately 6 a.m. Monday...
Southeast campus loses power Saturday (11/08/09)
Southeast Missouri State University lost power on its entire Cape Girardeau campus Saturday. According to university spokeswoman Ann Hayes, power went out about 3:45 p.m. The outage resulted in the rescue of a 19-year-old student who was trapped in an elevator. ...
Keith Kimmel chosen as interim mayor of Advance (11/08/09)
ADVANCE, Mo. -- In a special meeting, the Advance Board of Aldermen chose a new mayor Thursday night. Alderman Keith Kimmel was elevated to the new position after a previously planned Nov. 3 election was found to violate state statutes. Kimmel was completing his second term of office as alderman and was scheduled to retire on April 6. He had no plans to run again when his fellow aldermen asked him to take the new position until a permanent mayor could be elected in April...
Area Lutheran schools take part in spelling bee (11/08/09)
LAURA SIMON~lsimon@semissourian.com Carson Barnes, left, listens as Ben Krewston, right, attempts to spell the word "illustrating" correctly for first place in the fourth- and fifth-grade bracket of the Lutheran School spelling bee Saturday at St. ...
U.S. House narrowly passes health bill (11/08/09)
WASHINGTON -- In a victory for President Barack Obama, the Democratic-controlled House narrowly passed landmark health care legislation Saturday night to expand coverage to tens of millions who lack it and place tough new restrictions on the insurance industry. Republican opposition was nearly unanimous...
Suspect in Fort Hood shooting told he had 'something wrong' (11/08/09)
FORT HOOD, Texas -- There was the classroom presentation that justified suicide bombings. Comments to colleagues about a climate of persecution faced by Muslims in the military. Conversations with a mosque leader that became incoherent. As a student, some who knew Nidal Malik Hasan said they saw clear signs the young Army psychiatrist -- who authorities say went on a shooting spree at Fort Hood that left 13 dead and 29 others wounded -- had no place in the military. ...
Giant foam dominoes form tribute to fall of Berlin Wall (11/08/09)
BERLIN -- Massive colorful dominoes painted by German students were placed along the former path of the Berlin Wall on Saturday to mark the 20th anniversary of the opening of the barrier that divided the city for nearly three decades. Many of the upright 7.5-foot-high plastic foam dominoes carried messages, including "We are one people." The approximately 1,000 dominoes stretching for 1 mile will be toppled Monday as part of wider celebrations of the wall's fall...
Scott City beats rival to capture state volleyball championship (11/08/09)
The Rams defeated Hermann, a team that they hadn't won a game against in three previous matches, to win the the school's first volleyball championship.
Notre Dame falls short in third-place volleyball match (11/08/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The members of the Notre Dame volleyball team reluctantly left the line in which they were standing when they received their medals. Their trip to the Class 3 final four had not ended as they hoped, but there still were droves of parents wanting one last photo of the team -- this time with the latest state trophy for the Notre Dame athletic program...
Young Oak Ridge boys squad nabs second place in Class 1 at state cross country (11/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Oak Ridge coach Jason Niswonger wants to put the Class 1 cross country community on notice. After his team finished second at the state meet Saturday, Niswonger said Oak Ridge is going to stay in the top tier of teams. Plus, he thinks the view from the top of the award stand is pretty good...
Saxony Lutheran falters in boys soccer district title game (11/08/09)
MANCHESTER, Mo. -- While the championship pairing in the Class 1 District 1 soccer tournament Friday night was a bit confusing, it did guarantee one outcome: An upset. Top-seeded Saxony Lutheran entered the contest with credentials that included defending district champion and the No. 5 ranking in the state...
Fast tempo, competitive teams wear down ND at volleyball final four (11/08/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Senior Meghan Dohogne said after her team's loss in the Class 3 third-place match Saturday that it was too early to think about what the team had accomplished this season. The state-tournament experience she could discuss. "It was pretty neat," she said, holding her team's fourth-place trophy. "It's not what I expected. It was intense."...
Shemonia finishes second in Class 2 boys cross country race (11/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Scott City sophomore Brandon Shemonia knew the duel was coming. Shemonia and Arcadia Valley junior Caleb Sutton already had battled three times on the cross country course this season. Shemonia had won two of the three races against Sutton entering Saturday's Class 2 boys race at the state meet. But Sutton won districts last week and was hitting his peak...
McClellan leads Notre Dame boys to third at state cross country meet (11/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The streak lives. The Notre Dame boys captured their seventh consecutive trophy at the cross country championships Saturday. "We did what we had to do, that's basically it," Bulldogs coach Bill Davis said. "It makes it a good day when you do that."...
State cross country notebook: Saxony Lutheran girls earn team's first trophy (11/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- Long johns were required to view the races at last year's state cross country meet. This year, it was the opposite, with the temperature topping out at 78 degrees by the time the final race concluded. The championships featured a 45-minute delay before the start of the Class 4 boys race due to medical complications from an earlier race and concern for the safety of the runners...
Chaffee's Boschan brings home Class 1 state cross country title (11/08/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- The first thing Chaffee junior Luisa Boschan did after winning the girls Class 1 cross country championship Saturday morning was run over to the sidelines. Boschan went to cheer on her Red Devils teammates as they finished the race. That's because Boschan feels like they're family after leaving Germany in August to spend the year as a foreign exchange student...
Scott City rallies after slow start at volleyball final four (11/08/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The Scott City volleyball team's second trip to the final four did not start as planned. The Rams entered pool play Friday morning knowing they first would face Hermann, which defeated them in the state championship match a year ago...
Scott City sisters celebrate state title victory in last volleyball match together (11/08/09)
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- As her sister Brooke Simpson was handed the state championship trophy Saturday, Mikah Simpson stood at the end of a line of Scott City players with her right arm stretched above her head, one finger up to denote the Rams' place in Class 2 volleyball...
Southeast football: First-half woes doom Redhawks in 24-3 loss (11/08/09)
It took nationally ranked Jacksonville State less than one quarter to open a 21-0 lead. To Southeast Missouri State's credit -- primarily its defense -- the Redhawks kept JSU from running away and hiding. But the Gamecocks never seriously were threatened Saturday as they sent Southeast to its eighth straight loss, 24-3 at Houck Stadium...
Power outage forces Redhawks volleyball match postponement (11/08/09)
The Southeast Missouri State volleyball team was forced to wait one more day for its final home match. A campus-wide power outage Saturday afternoon caused the postponement of that night's scheduled volleyball contest against Eastern Kentucky. The match will be played at noon today. If power has not yet been restored to the Southeast campus, the senior day affair will be held at Notre Dame Regional High School...
Southeast football notebook: Huge fills in admirably for Spada (11/08/09)
Curtis Huge would have preferred not to get his opportunity because of Doug Spada's injury. But Huge, Southeast Missouri State's redshirt freshman kicker, has taken full advantage. Huge accounted for the Redhawks' only points during Saturday's 24-3 home loss to Jacksonville State with a 33-yard field goal late in the third quarter...
From the Pulpit: Sharing truths (11/08/09)
Jonathan Paul Hendren has been ministering in churches in some form of a pastoral role since about the age of 18. He came to Cape Girardeau in summer 2008 and now serves the congregation at Cornerstone Assembly of God in Cape Girardeau as the senior pastor...
Friends of Saint Francis honor Mary Spell (11/08/09)
Friends of Saint Francis honor Spell The Friends of Saint Francis honored Mary Spell as its 24th Honorary Lifetime Member at the October banquet dinner. Spell retired from Saint Francis in 2005 after more than 20 years. She serves as the Saint Francis Auxiliary president and devotes many hours a week as a volunteer at the medical center...
Saint Francis Foundation names Lisa Newcomer Rookie of the Year (11/08/09)
The Saint Francis Foundation named Lisa Newcomer Rookie of the Year. Newcomer received the new award for being a new board member of The Friends who shows great leadership skills. She is the director of the Sleep Disorders Center and Home Medical Services at Saint Francis Medical Center...
FYI (11/08/09)
Parenting class at MU extension center The University of Missouri Extension has planned a free Conscious Discipline Parenting Workshop to explore and explain the methods of Conscious Discipline, which teaches that if you make life predictable for your toddler and set limits to make him or her feel secure, he or she will know what to expect and what is expected. Learn more at the free workshop from 7 to 9 p.m. Nov. 16 at the MU Extension Center in Jackson. Register at 334-9634 by Monday...
Elmo explores (11/08/09)
The United States had a banner year in 1969. NASA put a man on the moon. Hundreds of thousands of music lovers gathered at Woodstock and "Sesame Street" made its television debut Nov. 10. During the show's season opener Tuesday, celebrating its 40th anniversary, a rapping real estate agent convinces Big Bird to find a new habitat (the show's word of the day). Big Bird tours different areas and ultimately comes to his senses and finds his way back to Sesame Street...
Dealing with pesky squirrels (11/08/09)
A friend of mine has been losing sleep. Not because of the economy and not because of violence on the news. He's kept awake by the squirrels that seem to be winning the territorial battle for his attic. Other than the bothersome clatter of squirrel movements throughout the evenings, squirrels can be destructive when they get into an attic because of their gnawing habits and the collections of nest materials they leave behind...
Being an advocate (11/08/09)
Editor's note: This is the 10th 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. ...
Keep trying to love the unlovable (11/08/09)
Life can be strange and hard to understand sometimes. What makes people treat others the way they do? Is it tradition, what you've been taught or what you genuinely want to do? Most people make it a point to visit relatives, observe certain holiday traditions and get along with those they don't even like. ...
Reflecting on the power of sacrifice (11/08/09)
Wednesday is Veterans Day. A day set aside to remember men and women of every generation who have served our great nation in the military. They have sacrificed much -- some their lives -- for each of us to enjoy and savor the freedoms that we enjoy on a daily basis...
Homemade wedding cake topper adds a personal touch (11/08/09)
Weddings often are costly affairs, but with enough advance planning and a little homegrown ingenuity, you can make things instead of shelling out for them. Wedding magazines and Web sites help, too. "There's nothing you can't craft for your wedding," says Darcy Miller, editorial director of "Martha Stewart Weddings" magazine. Among other items, she mentions gifts, decorations, flowers and the cake...
Zeus, LaVerne up for adoption at area shelters (11/08/09)
Zeus is a 1-year-old dog. He is neutered and housebroken. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837...
Combat the winter doldrums (11/08/09)
The winter months can drag on. Holidays and utilities increase your expenses. Add that it's cold and flu season, and it's not uncommon to get the winter blahs. Before you go stircrazy for spring, prepare yourself with a few blah-busting tips. What frugal activities do you do during winter months?...
Best electronic gadgets for the holiday shopping season (11/08/09)
No matter what electronic gadget consumers are looking for this holiday season, they'll find quality products at unusually low prices as retailers and manufacturers try to entice purchasing in this tough economy. "Consumer Reports" rated 448 electronics products including LCD and plasma TVs, Blu-ray players, laptops and desktop computers, point-and-shoot cameras, new music players and headphones. Highlights of CR's findings include:...
An impression of autumn (11/08/09)
This is a photo I shot focusing upon the reflected limbs of a soft maple tree in the clear water of a pond. Various kinds of fallen leaves had accumulated in the water and wind was making them drift. Being someone who loves impressionist paintings, I am especially drawn to colorful autumn scenes such as this. Although this is a photograph taken in real time and not enhanced or manipulated, it could pass for a well-painted impressionist landscape...
Margaret Mann (11/08/09)
Margaret Mann ST. LOUIS -- Margaret Lucille Mann, 81, of St. Louis passed away Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009, in St. Louis. She was born Nov. 2, 1928, in St. Louis, daughter of John and Madge Farney Cottrell. She and Charles F. Mann Jr. were married June 5, 1948. He passed away Dec. 9, 2008...
Irene Carr (11/08/09)
Irene Carr ORAN, Mo. -- Irene Elizabeth Carr, 87, of Oran passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 14, 1921, at Malden, Mo., to the late Aaron Pearce and Rilla May Thompson Wagoner. Irene married Chester "Chet" Carr on Sept. 21, 1945, at Fredericktown, Mo. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Oran...
Josephine Schnurbusch (11/08/09)
Josephine Schnurbusch Josephine A. Schnurbusch, 73, of Perryville, Mo., died Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 9, 1935, in Chester, Ill., daughter of Paul Berkbigler and Elta Miget Berkbigler...
Cassie Knight (11/08/09)
Cassie Knight Cassie Ann Knight, 38, of Oak Ridge, Mo., passed away Friday, Nov. 6, 2009. She was born May 28, 1971, in St. Charles, Ill. She and Richard "Richie" Knight Jr. were married Aug. 9, 2009, in Diehlstadt, Mo. She moved from St. Charles to Jackson in 1997, and worked at Red Lobster in Cape Girardeau...
Births 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
Heuring; Lea; Dunker
Davis - Leslie (11/08/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Emily Sue Davis and Todd Wayne Leslie were married June 6, 2009, at First General Baptist Church in Jackson. The Rev. Luther Rhodes performed the ceremony. Harpist was Amy Enroth of Quincy, Ill., and pianist was Cindy Burger of Millersville. Soloists were Lindsay Bell of Lafe, Ark., and Sydney Keith of Marble Hill...
Reeves - Whittard (11/08/09)
Shirley Reeves and Thomas Whittard were married July 29, 2009, at Common Pleas Courthouse gazebo. Karen Sander was matron of honor. Best man was Frank Bertrand. A dinner was held at Applebee's. A reception and family dinner was held at a later date...
Jansen - Girard (11/08/09)
Heidi Marie Jansen and David Allan Girard were married June 26, 2009, at the home of Ron and Marcia Clark of Jackson, uncle and aunt of the bride. Tim Winborne performed the ceremony. The bride is the daughter of Stephen Jansen of Jackson and Cheryl Jansen of Caruthersville, Mo. The groom is the son of the late Roy Girard and the late Loriane Kenny, both of Michigan...
Stricker - Mayberry (11/08/09)
Bob and Judy Stricker of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Katie Stricker, to Ron Mayberry Jr., both of St. Louis. He is the son of Ron and Sandy Mayberry of Jackson. Stricker is a 1995 graduate of Central High School, and is attending Southeast Missouri State University. She is employed at St. Anthony's Urgent Care in St. Louis...
Mainor - Anderson (11/08/09)
Roger and Nadine Mainor, formerly of Cape Girardeau, announce the engagement of their daughter, Robyn Alana Mainor, to Clayton William Anderson. He is the son of Michael and Peggy Anderson of Oxford, Ala. Mainor is a graduate of Southeast Missouri State University. She is preservation services director at Historic Augusta Inc. in Augusta, Ga., and field staff for the National Trust for Historic Preservation...
Unsbee - Cobb (11/08/09)
Greg and Brenda Unsbee of Cape Girardeau announce the engagement of their daughter, Amanda Kay Unsbee, to Germond Mictel Cobb. He is the son of Debaroh Larry and Don Cobb of Sikeston, Mo. Unsbee is a 2002 graduate of Central High School. She is employed at Kids Korner Daycare and Infant Center...
Welter - 50 Years (11/08/09)
Mr. and Mrs. James Welter of Cape Girardeau recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a reception, dinner and dance at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Scott City. Welter and Carol Ann Hamm were married Oct. 10, 1959, at Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Oran, Mo. Matron of honor was Luella Kielhofner, and bridesmaids were Marian Holder and Lillian Angle. Best man was Bud Holder, and groomsmen were Melvin Hamm and the late Gilbert Hamm...
Fire report 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Thursday:...
Police report 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
Cape Girardeau: DWI; Arrests; Summons; Thefts; Property damage; Miscellaneous; Cape Girardeau County: DWI; Arrests
Out of the past 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
25 years ago: Nov. 8, 1984 With the planned removal of seven houses along North Sprigg Street by Southeast Missouri State University, one of those homes hits the road; crews are moving the frame residence to Northwoods Court; the property will be the site of a proposed new mental health treatment center for children and adolescents...
correction.sr 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
In the Nov. 1 anniversary article for Mr. and Mrs. Gene Edwards, the name of the minister who married them was submitted incorrectly to the newspaper. It should have been the Rev. Keith Grams.
School menus (11/08/09)
Nov. 9-13 Cape Girardeau Elementary MONDAY--Popcorn chicken & bread or turkey & cheese on bun, corn, oatmeal-cranberry cookie. TUESDAY--Cheeseburger or ham & cheese on bun, potato tots, grapes. WEDNESDAY--Spaghetti or turkey & cheese on bun, green beans, hot roll, peaches...
Obama and the liberal paradigm (11/08/09)
By JOHN STEELE GORDON Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to President Barack Obama, recently explained the White House war on Fox News as an example of "speaking truth to power." Much of the American political world collapsed in laughter, pointing out that her boss was president of the United States, the most powerful man on earth. ...
Gary Rust (11/08/09)
In 1981, Cape Girardeau voters approved a city charter. In 1993, they approved a charter amendment providing for candidates for the city council to run from wards in an effort to provide geographic representation. The predicted increase in ward candidates coming forward to represent their districts has not happened...
MoVIP funding (11/08/09)
Missouri's revenue for the current fiscal year is far below budget projections, and the forecast for the next fiscal year shows the gap widening to well in excess of $1 billion. As a result, state funding is being held or withdrawn for many programs. In the process, funding for the second semester of this school year for the Missouri Virtual Instruction Program has been eliminated. This leaves hundreds of students in the lurch...
Speak Out 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
Don't look; Expensive trash; Stop burning; Not common sense; Big containers; Medicare for all; Lost tradition
Prayer 11/8/09 (11/08/09)
In your creation, O God, you have given us reasons to sing out in praise. Amen.
Missing Children Truck (11/08/09)
I found this amazing truck on myspace. The father of a missing child ( Trenton Duckett) made this for all the missing children. It was the most amazing thing i had ever seen.This is the webpage to view the truck and the family desperatly trying to find their child...
Fall 2009 (11/08/09)
I took this picture of my son, Wyatt Durham playing with a leaf at Trail of Tears.
Trail of Tears (11/08/09)
Wyatt Durham walking on the road at Trail of Tears.
Backyard at sunset (11/08/09)
At sunset, the leaves seemed to glow.
Sailboat on the Mississippi River @ Trail of Tears (11/08/09)
This is a picture of a sailboat on the Mississippi River. We saw it when we were on a picnic at Trail of Tears State Park.
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