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Rodney Carrington to perform at Show Me Center, tickets on sale Friday (11/30/09)
Comedian, actor and songwriter Rodney Carrington will perform at the Show Me Center at 7 p.m. April 9, according to a Show Me Center news release. Ticket sales for the concert begin at 10 a.m. Friday. Carrington has recorded eight major record label comedy albums selling over 2 million copies, has starred in his own self-titled TV sitcom, which ran on ABC for two seasons and most recently co-wrote and co-starred with Toby Keith in the movie "Beer for My Horses."...
Nighttime road work to reduce section of William Street to one lane (11/30/09)
Part of William Street in Cape Girardeau will be reduced to one lane for pavement marking starting Tuesday. Contractor crews will be working on the section of road between Siemers and Farrar drives. Work will continue from 6:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. through Thursday...
Missouri sees lowest deer harvest in 10 years (11/30/09)
POPLAR BLUFF, Mo. -- Several factors combined during Missouri's November firearms deer season to produce the lowest harvest the state has seen in 10 years, according to officials with the Department of Conservation. During the season, which was from Nov. 14 to 24, hunters killed 193,090 deer, compared to 200,679 last year...
Cape School District taking next step in facilities plan, prioritizing projects (11/30/09)
The Cape Girardeau School District is entering the final stretch of its plans to go to voters with a bond issue. The facilities planning committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. today at the district administrative offices to start prioritizing projects for the plan...
18th annual Parade of Lights brings holiday spirit to downtown Cape Girardeau (11/30/09)
Throngs of cheerful parade watchers were the only thing that poured into downtown Cape Girardeau for the 18th annual Parade of Lights on Sunday. This year, the rain held off and a tradition of Christmastime in Southeast Missouri greeted the crowds who filled the sidewalks along Broadway from Capaha Park to Main Street...
World War II bomber crew members reunite to share stories, memories (11/30/09)
In the summer of 1944, two men, Homer Schnurbusch from Perryville, Mo., and Sandy Austin from Vermont met when Austin joined the crew of the "Ditney Hill," a B-24 Liberator bomber based in Spinazolia, Italy. For 32 missions, flight engineer Schnurbusch, nose gunner Austin and eight other crew members flew bombing runs together against oil fields, ball bearing factories and aircraft plants of Nazi Germany. ...
Southeast Missouri Hospital NICU graduate families celebrate unit's 30th anniversary (11/30/09)
All the books in the world can't prepare a mother for the complications that come with a premature birth. Staci Williamson, an OB nurse at Southeast Missouri Hospital, takes care of families who deliver into the neonatal intensive care unit at the hospital. It's her job to talk to them and help them through the steps to bringing home a healthy baby and to follow up with them once they leave. But each time her two sons were put in the NICU, she said her experience didn't help at all...
Mother, son wish for educational toys (11/30/09)
William is 5 years old and has speech problems because of ear infections when he was a baby. His mother would love to help him with educational toys that would help with his speech therapy. Books for her to read to him with pictures and lots of colors, and toys that promote learning would help her make his Christmas really bright. ...
East Carter School District opens new cafeteria and storm shelter (11/30/09)
ELLSINORE -- As East Carter High School students filed in for lunch Monday, for the first time there were tables for all 240 students. The district opened its new cafeteria/storm shelter this week. The new building has 7,900 square feet, compared to the approximately 1,800 square feet previously used in the high school addition to seat students in seventh through 12th grades for meals...
Senath-Hornersville sets goals to achieve a balanced budget for current school year (11/30/09)
SENATH, Mo. -- In a recent report to the Senath-Hornersville Board of Education, Superintendent Larry Wood informed the members that the district is looking to end the current school year with a balanced budget. "If nothing changes, we will have a balanced budget for this year," Wood said...
Holcomb High School program uses shock factor to persuade youth not to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (11/30/09)
Students at Holcomb High School recently came face-to-face with the grim reaper, as they participated in the "Death Becomes You... When You Make Bad Decisions" program. The program, created by the staff of the Regional Support Center at Family Counseling Center, uses the "shock factor" to persuade youth not to use alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, said support center prevention educator Jill Rickman...
Hotel owners, like home owners, behind on payments (11/30/09)
MIAMI -- Like many home owners, hotels are starting to drown in debt. They have been enticing travelers all year with sweet deals: credits for in-house spas and restaurants, up to 50 percent off five-star rooms, even free nights. But all that discounting hasn't stopped occupancy from dropping an average of 10 percent. The result? Hotel loans have begun falling into delinquency faster than any other kind of commercial real estate debt...
Southeast Missourian Player of the Week: Joe Froemsdorf (11/30/09)
Notre Dame soccer senior Joe Froemsdorf, who entered the Class 2 final four tied for the team lead in goals, found himself in an unfamiliar position in the second half of the Bulldogs' state semifinal game. He prevented a goal. With his goalie on the ground, Froemsdorf blocked Boliver player's shot with his body while standing on the goal line...
Green Bay overpowers Southeast women (11/30/09)
Southeast Missouri State coach John Ishee knew it would take a superlative performance to have a shot at a major upset. The Redhawks failed to produce as Wisconsin-Green Bay showed why it ranks among the nation's most successful women's basketball programs...
Redhawks collect second win at tourney (11/30/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team clicked on all cylinders Sunday to notch its second win of the season. Southeast dominated Norfolk State 75-54 on the final day of the Basketball Travelers Classic in Normal, Ill. The Redhawks improved to 2-5 and snapped a three-game losing streak. They won just three games all of last season...
Rams' new losing streak reaches three games (11/30/09)
ST. LOUIS -- The Seattle Seahawks ended their road woes in an environment that was far from intimidating, a stadium half-filled at best. Justin Forsett set career highs with 130 yards and two touchdowns and the go-ahead score came on the Seahawks' third defensive touchdown of the season in a 27-17 victory over the St. Louis Rams on Sunday...
E. Illinois assistant dies in accident after loss (11/30/09)
EFFINGHAM, Ill. -- Eastern Illinois University assistant football coach Jeff Hoover was killed in a car crash as he returned home from a playoff game against Southern Illinois, officials said Sunday. Hoover and his family were riding with strength coach Eric Cash and his family late Saturday when their Chevrolet Suburban swerved to miss a deer and rolled over just south of Effingham, according to athletics spokesman Rich Moser...
Titans' Young retains winning touch (11/30/09)
Vince Young hit a leaping Kenny Britt for a 10-yard touchdown as time expired Sunday as the Tennessee Titans rallied for their fifth straight win, a 20-17 victory against the Arizona Cardinals. Young won his ninth straight start and improved to 23-11 in his career by driving the Titans 99 yards in the final 2:37. He converted three fourth downs on the drive, two to Britt. He threw for a career-high 387 yards in outdueling Matt Leinart in their first meeting as professionals...
Woods puts off meeting with troopers (11/30/09)
WINDERMERE, Fla. -- Tiger Woods canceled yet another meeting with state troopers but, for the first time, talked about his car crash on his website, saying it was his fault, that his wife acted courageously and that remaining details were private...
Former Southeast player sees field with Patriots (11/30/09)
Perseverance paid off for former Southeast football player Dan Connolly as he earned his first NFL start Nov. 15. Connolly, an offensive lineman for the New England Patriots, got the nod at right guard at Indianapolis in a game the Colts won 35-34 with a late rally. He again was in the starting lineup last week in a win over the Jets...
Your Business: Talking Shop with Glenn Reeves, Horizon Screen Printing (11/30/09)
Glenn Reeves never planned to enter the screen printing business, but assisting his wife, Rhoda, with her hobby turned into what is now a family business. Horizon Screen Printing has grown from an idea to print a handful of shirts to a company that was named Small Business of the Year by the National Federation of Independent Business. Business reporter Brian Blackwell sat down with Reeves last week to chat about his entrepreneurial story and his life before Horizon Screen Printing...
People on the move 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
Duncan earns Master of Real Estate designation
Parakeet Jungle first step in bringing back area safari park (11/30/09)
A store specializing in parakeets has opened inside West Park Mall, but its owners say it's just the start of reviving a former safari park. Across from Pasta House, Parakeet Jungle offers customers a chance to walk through an enclosed caged jungle that houses more than 270 parakeets. Inside the cage, customers can interact and feed the birds for a small fee...
Elizabeth Peterman (11/30/09)
*** Elizabeth Peterman Elizabeth Peterman, 63, of Cape Girardeau died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at her home. Arrangements are incomplete at Ford and Sons Mount Auburn Chapel.
Eldor Bock (11/30/09)
UNIONTOWN, Mo. -- Eldor E. Bock, 84, of Uniontown died Friday, Nov. 27, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation was Sunday at Young and Sons Chapel in Perryville, Mo., and will continue from 6:30 to 8 a.m. today. The funeral be at 10 a.m. today at Grace Lutheran Church in Uniontown, with the Rev. Paul Winningham officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery with military graveside honors by the VFW and Missouri Delta Team...
Carole Brown (11/30/09)
DONGOLA, Ill. -- Carole Brown, 65, of Dongola died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009. as a result of an accident. She was born Dec. 16, 1943, at Cairo, Ill., to Gilbert and Joyce Brown Eddleman. She married Sam Brown on Aug. 18, 1973. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Dongola. ...
Carolyn Hunt (11/30/09)
Carolyn Yevon Hunt, 63, of Scott City died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Landmark Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Dec. 19, 1945, at Paragould, Ark., daughter of George and Curine Jacks Coyle. She married Roy Hunt, and he preceded her in death...
Ruth Blakemore (11/30/09)
OLIVE BRANCH, Ill. -- Ruth C. Blakemore, 94, of Olive Branch died Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009, at Daystar Care Center in Cairo, Ill. She was born Oct. 13, 1915, in Reynoldsville, Ill., to Henry and Alice Belcher Kinder. She married Joe Blakemore on Oct. 31, 1936. He died Sept. 2, 2008...
Blanche Beeler (11/30/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Blanche Beeler, 89, of Cairo died Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, at DayStar Center in Cairo. She was born Feb. 25, 1920, in Cairo to Thomas A. and Belle Etheridge Gardner. She married William Beeler on Aug. 20, 1938. She was a member of the Mighty Rivers Worship Center...
Police report 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Assault Thefts...
Fire report 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
Cape Girardeau Firefighters responded to the following calls Friday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Saturday: Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday: Jackson Firefighters responded to the following calls Sunday:...
Out of the past 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
The basic design of the Cape Girardeau multipurpose building was approved by the Southeast Missouri State University Board of Regents and the city council at a joint meeting yesterday; project architects were told to scale down the size of the facility to meet the $13.2 million budget...
Honoring Joe Aden (11/30/09)
Thirty-two years is a respectable amount of time to devote to any endeavor whose aim is to improve your community and provide the services that residents expect. That's how long Joe Aden served East Cape Girardeau in Illinois, and well-wishers came out recently to honor him at the Pearce Community Building...
Excellent response to HELP (11/30/09)
Thanks and kudos to your newspaper and editorial staff for the professional assistance and support given to our church outreach program, Hospital Equipment Loan Program (HELP). The article showcasing our efforts was well-done, accurate and interesting. ...
Speak Out 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
*** King of the Jungle; *** Shattered Oscar; *** Warming conspiracy; *** Madison's view; *** The consequences
Prayer 11/30/09 (11/30/09)
Calm our fears, O God, and give us the courage to face life's tests. Amen.
Sixth Grade Jr. Indians Finish Undefeated Season (11/30/09)
The 6th grade Jackson Junior Indians traveling football team wrapped up their third season this past weekend. The team went undefeated, boasting a 13-0 record.
Forgive me America (11/30/09)
To every citizen of the United States I would like to take this opportunity to ask for your help. My name is Edward Allen Wells II, I'm thirty five years old and I was born on September 4th 1974, In San Antonio, Texas. I had a real terrible child hood, it was unstable, violent and depressing. ...
Softball for the Holidays (11/30/09)
Softball for the Holidays!!! November 21st marked the First Annual Men's Softball Tournament in Portageville to help raise money for the New Madrid County Family Resource Center's Christmas Angel Tree Project. The Christmas Angel Tree Project supports families during Christmas by purchasing gifts for needy children all throughout New Madrid County. In 2008, the project served approximately 280 children and distributed more than 30 food baskets to the families...
NOMINATIONS SOUGHT FOR PRESERVATION AWARD FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION PROJECTS (11/30/09)
Cape Girardeau, MO - Old Town Cape's Design Committee is seeking nominations for its annual John Boardman Excellence in Rehabilitation Award for a commercial rehabilitation and the Judith Ann Crow Residential Historic Rehabilitation Award. The awards honor commercial and residential preservation projects within the 130-square-block district known as Old Town Cape, from Water Street on the east boundary to West End Boulevard and from Highway 74 on the south boundary to North Street in downtown Cape Girardeau.. ...
Brown Bag Book Club is an innovative way to help Franklin kids learn (11/30/09)
When students show up for this class, they're not toting book bags--they are toting lunch bags or cafeteria trays. Now in its third year, the Brown Bag Book Club is the brainstorm of Linda Robert, Franklin Elementary School's literary coach, who received a grant from the Cape Girardeau Public School Foundation to fund the program...
Lemons Coin Machines float (11/30/09)
Lemons Coin Machines, Inc.: Employees, family, and friends.
parade of lights (11/30/09)
This is a picture of the JCPenney Styling Salon Float. The face was created by Cambry Newton (Art Major)daughter of Heather Cutright (a nail tech, and stylist). Salon Manager Brook Stewart and Laura Green (stylist) came up with the idea for the float. With the theme being magical Christmas we could not pass up the idea as our salon team being magicians. JCPenney Styling Salon makes magic happen!...
Opening Day.... (11/30/09)
Ready for a bird or 2...
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