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Stoddard County man, toddler injured in weekend accident (11/23/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- A toddler and Bloomfield, Mo., man were injured in a two-vehicle accident Saturday near Sikeston. The Missouri State Highway Patrol reports at 9:10 a.m., the accident occurred at Route Y at Route Z, three miles west of Sikeston, as a cotton module truck operated by Steven J. Nelson, 50, of Vanduser failed to yield the right of way and drove into the path of the vehicle driven by Matthew A. Christian, 26, of Bloomfield...
Reaction to plea deal from both sides of the Heather Ellis case (11/23/09)
KENNETT, Mo. -- Following Heather Ellis' plea deal in her trial for assaulting police, resisting arrest and peace disturbance at a local Walmart, Kennett Police Chief Barry Tate said that he was glad it was over for the officers, the city of Kennett, and himself...
Three Rivers to freeze tuition for second year (11/23/09)
Three Rivers Community College will freeze its tuition rates and academic fees for the second year in a row, if Gov. Jay Nixon's plan for higher education is approved. Last year, the state kept its higher education appropriations flat. This year the dozen two-year institutions in Missouri stand to lose $7.7 million...
Cape police seek suspect in domestic violence incident (11/23/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department is still searching for a suspect who refused to stop his vehicle for officers after they received a report of domestic violence in the 1500 block of Whitener Street around noon Sunday. According to Sgt. Rick Schmidt, a caller identified the suspect as a white male who was abusing a white female. ...
More people report seeing albino deer in Cape Girardeau (11/23/09)
While deer are not uncommon in Cape Girardeau, the appearance of a rare albino deer is causing some residents to do a double take. "I was heading out of town when I saw him," said David Ford of Cape Girardeau. "He was across a field and started walking toward the truck. He got about 30 feet from the truck. One of the guys with me thought it was a goat."...
Vendor reports theft at Christmast Arts and Crafts Extravaganza at Osage Centre (11/23/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department responded to a report Sunday afternoon of a vendor who was robbed of their entire weekend earnings at the Christmas Arts and Crafts Extravaganza at the Osage Community Centre. The facility was put on lockdown for a period of around 20 minutes on Sunday afternoon while police searched for the suspect. ...
Scott City, Seminole Ag-Lime quarry owner at odds over road access (11/23/09)
The owner of a limestone quarry in Scott County is quarreling with the Scott City government over access to his property. On Sept. 15, Scott City issued Norman Harty, who owns Dexter, Mo.-based mining company Seminole Ag-Lime, a letter that stated he would be violating a city ordinance if he drove his trucks on Rock Levee Road, which is the only city street with access to the quarry. The road has an eight-ton weight limit. When fully loaded, Harty said his trucks weigh 24 tons...
Power goes down again at Southeast Missouri State University; restored few hours later (11/23/09)
Southeast Missouri State University is reporting that power was again lost to the entire campus at 2:05 a.m. this morning and was restored by Facilities Management employees by 5 a.m. The university stated that blown fuses in the switchyard were cause for the outage...
On the right track: Cairo is showing signs of improvement after decades of economic decline (11/23/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- On the east side of Commercial Avenue, the pungent smell of decay invades the nostrils of anyone who peeks inside one of the long-unused storefronts that collapsing ceilings and broken windows allow every breeze to penetrate. The same was true on the west side of the street as well until early this month. ...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Jake Pewitt (11/23/09)
The Notre Dame soccer team had gone to the state final four in Jacob Pewitt's first three years of high school. The senior made sure to make it four trips in a row. Pewitt assisted on teammate Ke-Ke Kellum's tying goal in the Bulldogs 3-2 quarterfinal win over Bishop DuBourg before scoring the winning goal with just 4 minutes, 39 seconds left in the game...
Analysis: Gap grows between Mo.'s top officials as Kinder prepares for likely gubernatorial run (11/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- As he builds toward a potential bid to become chief executive of Missouri, Republican Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder first is repositioning himself for a role as chief challenger to the current administration. Since Democrat Jay Nixon became governor in January, Kinder's official responsibilities have declined -- some by his choice, others at Nixon's insistence -- while Kinder's political duties have simultaneously increased...
Senath-Hornersville principal accepts Southland superintendent position (11/23/09)
CARDWELL, Mo. -- During a special closed-session meeting on Thursday, the Southland Board of Education made the decision to offer the superintendent position to current Senath-Hornersville High School Principal Kim Campbell. During the meeting, the five candidates for the superintendent position were interviewed, including, Campbell, Southland Elementary principal Alicia Shaw, retired Southland Elementary principal John Prince, Senath-Hornersville Public Schools agricultural director John Dern, and Senath-Hornersville Middle School math teacher Becca Cook.. ...
VA to open new outpatient clinic in Sikeston (11/23/09)
SIKESTON, Mo. -- Local veterans will soon have convenient access to VA medical care. The Veterans Health Administration office in Poplar Bluff, Mo., is on track to open a community-based outpatient clinic just after the first of the year. The facility will be located in the space previously occupied by the SEMO Health Network at the former River Birch Mall, 903 S. ...
Mo. competes for $48 billion in extra education money (11/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri must be willing to overhaul its education system and develop new teaching methods to compete for more than $4 billion in federal funds, the state's top education and political leaders said Monday.
Missouri, Panama sign student exchange pact (11/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A new pact between Missouri and Panama will make it easier for college students from both places to study abroad. The state Department of Higher Education and the Panamanian government signed an agreement last week that furthers a long-running educational exchange. Higher Education Commissioner Robert Stein represented Missouri at an international college fair in Panama City...
Mo. looking for new higher education commissioner (11/23/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri is looking for someone new to lead its Department of Higher Education. The state Coordinating Board for Higher Education has begun advertising for a commissioner to replace Robert Stein, who announced previously that he is retiring in July 2010...
Senate Dems clash over health care bill (11/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- Moderate Senate Democrats threatened Sunday to scuttle health care legislation if their demands aren't met, while more liberal members warned their party leaders not to bend. The dispute among Democrats foretells of a rowdy floor debate next month on legislation that would extend health care coverage to roughly 31 million Americans...
Palin dines with Billy Graham in N. Carolina (11/23/09)
ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- Sarah Palin was having dinner Sunday with the Rev. Billy Graham a day before a planned book tour stop in eastern North Carolina. The former Alaska governor and 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee flew into Asheville and then went to Billy Graham's mountaintop home in nearby Montreat for dinner, said Jeremy Blume, a spokesman for Graham's son, Franklin...
Thousands of strange creatures found deep in ocean (11/23/09)
NEW ORLEANS -- The creatures living in the depths of the ocean are as weird and outlandish as the creations in a Dr. Seuss book: tentacled transparent sea cucumbers, primitive "dumbos" that flap earlike fins, and tubeworms that feed on oil deposits...
Rising unemployment taxes may hinder hiring (11/23/09)
WASHINGTON -- As if small businesses needed another reason not to hire, consider their latest financial burden: The cost of rising unemployment itself. Employers already are squeezed by tight credit, rising health care costs, wary consumers and a higher minimum wage. Now, the surging jobless rate is imposing another cost. It's forcing higher state taxes on companies to pay for unemployment insurance claims...
Lawyer: 9/11 defendants want platform for views (11/23/09)
NEW YORK -- The five men facing trial in the Sept. 11 attacks will plead not guilty so that they can air their criticisms of U.S. foreign policy, the attorney for one of the defendants said Sunday. Scott Fenstermaker, the attorney for accused terrorist Ali Abd al-Aziz Ali, said the men would not deny their role in the 2001 attacks but "would explain what happened and why they did it."...
Death toll at 104 in Chinese mine blast (11/23/09)
HEGANG, China -- When gas levels suddenly spiked deep in the Xinxing coal mine, Wang Jiguo grabbed two co-workers and they ran for their lives. Minutes later, there was a huge bang, a torrent of hot air and the earth shuddered. The death toll two days later was up to 104, with four still missing, the official Xinhua news agency said today. The deadliest accident in China's mining industry for two years has highlighted how heavy demand for power-generating coal comes at a high human cost...
Redhawks, coach get first win (11/23/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team no longer carries the nation's longest losing streak. Southeast got that monkey off its back and also handed Dickey Nutt his first win as the Redhawks' coach by stunning host Northern Illinois 70-64 in overtime Sunday...
Jackson tennis pair sweep men's tourney open doubles (11/23/09)
Shane Anderson and Darren Neader swept their way to the men's open doubles title with a 6-0, 6-2 victory in the championship match of the Cape Area Tennis Association's Turkey Day tournament. The Jackson pair defeated Jerry Kinnaman and Mitch Kinder of Cape Girardeau in the final...
English heats up as Mizzou routs Texas-Pan American (11/23/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Missouri coach Mike Anderson thought struggling guard Kim English needed to take the pressure off of himself. So he made English a reserve Sunday, hoping to kick-start English's game. It worked. English scored a career-high 25 points off the bench on 9 of 12 shooting, including 5 of 6 from 3-point range, as Missouri rolled to a 100-44 victory over Texas-Pan American in the opening round of the South Padre Island Invitational...
Rams unable to recover from Warner's big half (11/23/09)
ST. LOUIS -- A blow to the head turned Kurt Warner into a spectator in the second half, still in uniform but shut down for the day. The Arizona Cardinals quarterback said it was just a precaution for what the team termed concussion-related symptoms. In any case, he'd already done enough to make it three straight victories over his former team in the stadium where he rose to stardom...
Colts extend winning streak to 19 (11/23/09)
The undefeated Indianapolis Colts found yet another way to win a close game, their 19th straight victory. The 17-15 win secured on former Ravens kicker Matt Stover's go-ahead field goal gave Indianapolis (10-0), the second-longest streak in NFL history behind a 21-game run by the New England Patriots (2006 to 2008)...
Johnson extends Sprint Cup reign to four years (11/23/09)
HOMESTEAD, Fla. -- Jimmie Johnson was chasing much more than a championship. He also was chasing NASCAR history. The most dominant driver of this decade won a record fourth consecutive championship Sunday night at Homestead-Miami Speedway, where he raced hard to finish fifth when 25th-place would have gotten the job done...
Redhawks unexpectedly end losing streak at Northern Illinois (11/23/09)
I figured the Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team would end the nation's longest losing streak eventually. But after seeing the Redhawks struggle during decisive losses to Saint Louis and Arkansas State, I didn't expect that to happen Sunday as they visited a solid Mid-American Conference squad...
Talking Shop with Dave Kinder, owner of Kinder Motor Co. (11/23/09)
Like many teenage boys, Dave Kinder had a love for the automobile. That passion for cars turned into a career that has taken him to owner of Kinder Motor Co. in Jackson. Business reporter Brian Blackwell recently visited with Kinder to learn more of his life's work and a little bit about his personal life. ...
People on the move 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
Frank Kinder, president and general manager of Red Letter Communications, has been appointed to the Southeast Missouri Hospital Board of Trustees. He fills a board position vacated by James P. Limbaugh, who resigned to become executive vice president of planning and business development with the hospital...
More people expected to travel by car this Thanksgiving (11/23/09)
The roads are likely to be more crowded this Thanksgiving, North America's largest motoring and leisure travel organization predicts. AAA said about 33.2 million people will use an automobile to travel more than 50 miles from their home. That's 700,000 more than last turkey day...
Iva Reeser (11/23/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Iva Hudson Reeser of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Jefferson Regional Medical Center in Crystal City, Mo. She was born April 28, 1928, in Clear Lake, Iowa, daughter of the late Frank J. and Elsie B. (Gray) Hudson. She was married March 30, 1967, to Walter F. Reeser, who preceded her in death Jan. 1, 1998...
Lorenzo Sanchez (11/23/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Lorenzo C. "Larry" Sanchez, 43, of Perryville died Thursday Nov. 19, 2009, at the St. Louis University Medical Center in St. Louis. He was born Oct. 1, 1966, at Los Angeles, son of Maximiliano and Josephine Tafoya of Los Angeles. He married Maria Carmen Hernandez on Oct. 29, 1998, in Los Angeles...
Dewey Wolfenkoehler (11/23/09)
Dewey Lester Wolfenkoehler, 90, of Jackson died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 25, 1919, in Jackson, son of Fritz William and Annie McBryde Wolfenkoehler. He and Lillian Elizabeth Yancey were married Dec. 5, 1943. She preceded him in death June 25, 2008...
Rose Paulus (11/23/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Rose M. Paulus, 81, of Perryville died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at Independence Care Center in Perryville. She was born March 30, 1928, in Perryville, daughter of Pius and Marcella Brewer Moonier. She married Bernard F. "Booze" Paulus on Nov. 22, 1947, in Perryville. He preceded her in death March 22, 2008...
Hazel Luebbers (11/23/09)
Hazel Luebbers, 94, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Nov. 21, 2009, at her home. She was born Dec. 20, 1914, in Delta, daughter of Patrick and Iva Clubb Stoffel. She and Winefared Daniel Luebbers were married Nov. 4, 1933, at Benton, Mo. He preceded her in death Jan. 6, 1993...
Oran Junior & Senior High School (11/23/09)
12th grade: Bethany Asmus, Aaron Baker, Tori Caldwell, Evan Chapman, Megan Cook, Charlotte Eftink, Cassie Evans, Sierra Greer, Taylor Irwin, Gabe Kielhofner, Mac McConnell, Austin Nenninger, Joseph Sauceda, Claire Seyer, Clayton Shoemaker, Shelby Unger, Meghan Westrich...
Chaffee Elementary School (11/23/09)
3rd grade: Kaleb Ballard, Mackenzie Barger, Cameron Eichhorn, Trenton Gramlisch, Alexis Hanback, Madeline Hendrix, Olivia Horrell, Collin Jackson, Douglas Lands, Julie Miller, Carlie Milz, Max Noble, Morgan Patterson, Kari Pepple, Brooklyn Pobst, Regan Swain, Landon Tenkhoff, Brianna Whitlock, Bailey Wiseman...
Jackson North Elementary School (11/23/09)
A Honor Roll 4th grade: Colton Borders, Chelsey Cahill, Amber Chapman, Britney Coomer, Bailey Farrow, Courtney Haertling, Brittney Hawk, Clayton Heisserer, George Kietzer, Jera Kranawetter, Harrison McQuade, Dalton Newell, Makenzie Seabaugh, Erin Thurman, Autumn Willliams, Jordan Bass, Angel Bollinger, Kennedy Koch, Mackenize Stowers, Jalen Williams, Haley Woods...
Fire report 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following call Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following call Sunday:...
Police report 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Theft Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Thefts Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
Shoppers swarm Cape Girardeau stores as Christmas shopping gets underway in heavier-than-expected fashion in all of the city's business districts; merchants theorize shoppers are taking advantage of warm, sunny weather, probably remembering the frigid December that gripped the area last year...
Night meetings (11/23/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Commission plans to test the public's interest in attending its deliberative sessions. It has scheduled four night meetings next month (Dec. 7, 10, 14 and 17) all starting at 7 p.m. In addition, the commission is scheduling night meetings for the first Thursdays of January, February and March at 7 p.m...
Speak Out 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
*** Still no insurance; *** Honoring veterans; *** Naive parishioners; *** Wonderful facility; *** Reuse glass; *** Online access; *** Leaves in street; *** Palin's future; *** Strong doctrine; *** Donation caution
Prayer 11/23/09 (11/23/09)
For friends who cheer us and share our lives, we give thanks, O God. Amen.
Elementary schoolchildren visit Guard's Cape armory (11/23/09)
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. -- The little boy, right arm rocketed skyward, looked serious as he waited for his turn to ask a question of the man in uniform. Finally, 1st Sgt. Haskel "Woody" Rooker called on the fidgety 5-year-old. "Do you have rocket launchers?" the boy asked, causing several of the teachers, parents and full-time Missouri National Guard Soldiers to chuckle...
Old Town Cape's Downtown Christmas Open House (11/23/09)
Old Town Cape is hosting its annual Downtown Christmas Open House on Friday, December 4 from 6 to 9 pm. Attractions include great holiday shopping and special in store events, free carriage rides, free pictures with Santa (sponsored by The Bank of Missouri), children's activities in Santa's Workshop, caroling, and a $1500 DOWNTOWN SHOPPING SPREE...
Baby Boomers Make a Difference Through CASA (11/23/09)
The pool of active retirees in Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois is a rich source of knowledge, talent, and energy. These individuals have raised families, worked in factories and service industries, managed businesses and farms, served as doctors, nurses, teachers and pastors. ...
Sophie In My Heart (11/23/09)
Mary, I worked in a restaurant when I was younger. Your father, Officer Volkerding often stopped in for coffee. He knew that I was an animal lover and we would often talk about the animals that he picked up off the streets. He told me that he had picked up a little dog that he thought had been mistreated and looked as if it had gotten hit by a car. ...
Parade of Lights Warming Room (11/23/09)
During next Sunday's Parade of Lights, the Cape Girardeau Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will once again provide a Warming Room as a free public service. Visitors of all ages are welcome to enjoy a heated room, warm drinks, light snacks, and a restroom in the church at the corner of Broadway and Spanish, rear door. Christmas lights and signs will guide visitors to the door. A free will offering will be accepted, with proceeds to the Southeast Missouri Food Bank...
Local Artist selected to display work at a Major Art Show in Little Rock (11/23/09)
For Immediate Release: Dodie Eisenhauer chosen to display work at major Art Show in Little Rock Arkansas Dodie Eisenhauer of Daisy, Missouri was chosen to be one of a select group of guest artists to show their work at the 31st Annual Arkansas Craft Guild's Christmas Showcase. The Showcase is the oldest juried show of art and fine crafts in Arkansas. This year the event will be held December 4,5, and 6 at the Statehouse Convention Center in downtown Little Rock...
Apollo Jones (11/23/09)
Apollo waiting for his treat and showing his teeth. He is a red Doberman.
Sharing a ducky morning..... (11/23/09)
Calvin Brennan and daughter Casey share a beautiful fall morning duck hunting east of Duck Creek. Not too many ducks but the conversation was rewarding.
Trail of Tears State Park (11/23/09)
Off Fire Trail 5, the last days of autumn...
Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post 158 of Jackson MO at the Veterans Day Parade in Jackson MO (11/23/09)
Post Color Guard Marching in the Jackson Veteran's Day Parade in Jackson MO on November 11, 2009
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