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Cape Girardeau woman pleads guilty to federal drug charge (12/03/09)
A Cape Girardeau woman pleaded guilty to a federal felony drug charge Thursday. Lindsay Gaye Bloodworth, 25, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh Jr. to one felony count of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine knowing that it would be used to manufacture methamphetamine...
Cape Girardeau woman sentenced to four years in prison on drug charge (12/03/09)
A Cape Girardeau woman was sentenced to four years in federal prison Thursday on a felony drug charge. Amie Marie Graham, 36, was sentenced before U.S. District Judge Stephen Limbaugh Jr. on one count of conspiracy to possess pseudoephedrine with the intent to manufacture methamphetamine, according to a news release from acting Federal Prosecutor Michael Reap's office...
More and more seniors moving into apartments or duplex-style housing (12/03/09)
Wednesday evening, Janet VanGennip played dominoes with fellow residents of her senior housing apartment complex. Today she plans to spend some of the morning celebrating residents' December birthdays in the community room at Jackson Senior Garden Apartments II...
Fire response shuts down part of North Sprigg Street (12/03/09)
The 1000 block of North Sprigg Street was closed to traffic for about an hour starting around 3 p.m. Wednesday while the Cape Girardeau Fire Department responded to a fire at Heckler's Beer Barn and Grill, 1000 N. Sprigg St.
Cape County sheriff investigating possible animal shootings (12/03/09)
The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department is investigating two possible animal shootings in the rural area north of Cape Girardeau. The department has fielded complaints from two landowners concerned about injured or dead farm animals in recent weeks. One report, concerning two donkeys found dead weeks apart, was determined to be unfounded, Lt. David James said. A veterinarian who examined the donkeys found no gunshot wounds or bleeding typical of a gunshot...
Perry County Sheriff's Department launches email, text message alert system (12/03/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Perry County Sheriff's Department now has a system in place to "deliver timely, relevant public safety information" to county residents using e-mail and text messages, according to a news release from the sheriff's department.
Hearing held for Scott County enterprise zone project (12/03/09)
BENTON -- There may be a silver lining to the big gray cloud of the January ice storms after all for Scott County. A public hearing for the Scott County enhanced enterprise zone was held during the regular County Commission meeting Tuesday. Establishing the zone has been "kind of been a long struggle for us," said Presiding Commissioner Jamie Burger. But, he said, "I think it will be a very good thing for Scott County over a long period of time."...
Scott City High School Players present "Senior Square" (12/03/09)
Scott City High School Players present "Senior Square," the first play at the school in 27 years.
Events planned for Toys for Tots collections (12/03/09)
Six years ago, the first load of toys fit into a pickup truck. This year, Ryan Eftink said he hopes the toys will overflow a 20-foot trailer. Eftink hosted a Toys for Tots-themed party at his house six years ago to collect donations for the holiday toy drive. The party was fun, he said, but the mess was not...
Dealership makes donation to Notre Dame (12/03/09)
Ford Groves recently held another Drive 4 Education event, this time in partnership with and to benefit Notre Dame Regional High School. The car dealer brought vehicles to the school in September and pledged to donate $20 dollars for every person who came to test drive a car. The event raised $3,700, which will be used to pay down the purchase of the activities bus for the school...
Scott County hopes to vaccinate 20 percent of county residents against H1N1 virus (12/03/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Scott County's health officials are looking for one out of five Scott County residents to be vaccinated against the swine flu.
Southeast Awards Scholarships (12/03/09)
The following students received scholarships to attend Southeast Missouri State University for the 2010-2011 school year:
Missouri State Fair scholarship available (12/03/09)
Applications are available for the Missouri State Fair Youth in Agriculture Scholarship. Applicants must be active in 4-H or FFA, have exhibited at the Missouri State Fair, plan to enroll in a Missouri university to study agriculture and did not sell livestock in any Missouri State Fair sale of champions...
Four injured in apparent robbery attempt at Caruthersville (12/03/09)
CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. -- The search continued Wednesday for a man wanted in a disturbance where shots were fired inside a Caruthersville home.
Children need clothes; elderly woman would like dishes (12/03/09)
A single working mom desperately wants to provide her children with warm clothing for Christmas this year, but her paycheck is barely enough to cover her bills. She asks for help to get her son, age 3, some size 5-6 pants, shirts size small and shoes in children's size 4. ...
Lawmakers look to ban all texting while driving in Missouri (12/03/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- First Missouri's youngest drivers were told to quit sending cell phone text messages, and now lawmakers are going after everybody else. Lawmakers have filed several bills for the 2010 session that would extend a ban on texting while driving to all motorists. Last year, the Legislature barred just those 21 years old and younger from sending electronic messages...
Mo. governor optimistic that autism bill will pass (12/03/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Gov. Jay Nixon is optimistic Missouri lawmakers will require insurers to cover therapy for autistic children. A bipartisan group of lawmakers joined Nixon on Thursday to promote the legislation. That comes after House Speaker Ron Richard pledged to make it the first item for debate when lawmakers convene in January...
Missouri Supreme Court mulls Halloween sex offender law (12/03/09)
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. -- A central Missouri prosecutor urged the state Supreme Court on Wednesday to let him prosecute a man accused of violating restrictions on sex offenders' Halloween activities. Charles Raynor of Mexico, Mo., was charged with a misdemeanor after police saw a woman handing out candy on Halloween from his house. Raynor was convicted about two decades ago in Washington state for indecent liberties with a child who was younger than 14...
Oil dips below $77 per barrel (12/03/09)
NEW YORK -- Oil prices dipped Wednesday with more evidence that the U.S. is using less energy while oil and gasoline stockpiles continue to grow. Demand for gasoline slumped during the Thanksgiving week, when millions of Americans take to the road and gas sales usually jump...
Senators urge Census Bureau to hire long-term unemployed for '10 count (12/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- The Census Bureau should look to the long-term unemployed when it staffs the 2010 census, a group of Senate Democrats said Wednesday. The census "is providing a once-in-a-decade opportunity to put a good number of Americans back to work," said Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y...
Recovery gaining momentum, Federal Reserve survey finds (12/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- The economic recovery gained traction in late fall as shoppers spent a bit more and factories bumped up production. That assessment Wednesday by the Federal Reserve marked its most upbeat view since the economy tumbled into recession two years ago...
Congress, Obama spar over paying for Afghan buildup (12/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- Amid soaring budget deficits, President Barack Obama is running into congressional qualms over how to pay for his troop buildup in Afghanistan. Military strategy aside, the $30 billion cost is causing concern on both sides of the aisle...
Obama science advisers grilled over hacked e-mails (12/03/09)
WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pointed to controversial e-mails leaked from climate scientists and said it was evidence of corruption. Top administration scientists looking at the same thing found no such sign, saying it doesn't change the fact that the world is warming...
Crew blames captain for Gulf of Aden pirate attack (12/03/09)
MONTPELIER, Vt. -- Richard Phillips, the ship captain toasted as a hero after he was taken captive by Somali pirates, ignored repeated warnings last spring to keep his freighter at least 600 miles off the African coast because of the heightened risk of attack, some members of his crew now allege...
Fort Hood suspect faces more charges (12/03/09)
FORT WORTH, Texas -- An Army psychiatrist was charged Wednesday with 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the deadly mass shooting at Fort Hood that also injured more than two dozen soldiers and two civilian police officers, military officials said...
Challenges await Obama's plan for Afghanistan (12/03/09)
KABUL -- President Barack Obama is holding an uncertain hand in his high-stakes gamble in the fight against Islamic extremism in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Weak partners in both countries, doubts about the speed of building up Afghan security forces and allies reluctant to commit themselves wholeheartedly to the battle all raise questions about the strategy...
West Bank settlement leader arrested by Israeli police (12/03/09)
JERUSALEM -- Israeli police arrested the mayor of a West Bank Jewish settlement Wednesday after protesters blocked security forces from entering the community to enforce a construction freeze. The showdown was the most serious incident of settler unrest since Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week announced the 10-month building freeze, which bars the construction of new homes in West Bank settlements...
Iran vows to enrich higher level uranium (12/03/09)
VIENNA -- In a defiant speech, Iran's president declared Wednesday that his country will enrich uranium to a much higher level -- a fresh rejection of an international plan to curb Tehran's nuclear program. Experts said that could put Tehran on the road to making the material needed to arm a warhead within months...
St. Vincent girls win second game in two nights (12/03/09)
The St. Vincent girls basketball team posted its second victory in as many nights Wednesday. The Indians jumped out to a seven-point lead after one quarter and held on for the 40-28 victory against Valle Catholic. Storm French led St. Vincent with 13 points. Courtney Heberlie added 11 points while Kali Wingerter netted six as St. Vincent improved to 2-1...
Redhawks men's basketball team takes aim at another streak (12/03/09)
The Southeast Missouri State men's basketball team already has ended one long losing streak this year. The Redhawks hope to have accomplished that feat again by the end of the week. Southeast (2-5) begins Ohio Valley Conference play with two road games, against Austin Peay (3-4) tonight and Tennessee State (1-6) on Saturday night. The Redhawks will have several more nonconference games after that before OVC play resumes in early January...
Southeast women hit road for first taste of OVC hoops (12/03/09)
The Southeast Missouri State women's basketball team is not entering Ohio Valley Conference play with much momentum. Coach John Ishee hopes that won't be a factor when the Redhawks begin their OVC schedule with two road games this week. Southeast (2-3) visits Austin Peay (1-5) today and Tennessee State (2-3) on Saturday. The Redhawks then will have several more nonconference games before OVC play resumes in early January...
Ressel snares all-Big 12 honor (12/03/09)
Grant Ressel earned the respect of the Big 12 Conference coaches in his first season as Missouri's place-kicker. The former Jackson High School kicker was named to the all-Big 12 first team by the league's coaches Tuesday. Ressel leads the nation in field goal accuracy (among those with at least 11 attempts) at 96 percent. The sophomore has hit 24 of his 25 attempts, including the game-winner against Kansas on Saturday...
Scott wins gold medal in world-record time at swimming meet in Rio (12/03/09)
Cape Girardeau's Susan Beth Scott set a world record to win the gold medal in the 400-meter freestyle Wednesday at the IPC Short Course World Championships in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Scott, 17, covered the course in 4 minutes, 38.10 seconds. It was the first major international gold medal of her career...
Nets lose record 18th straight to start season (12/03/09)
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- All those losses in what's now the worst start in NBA history already had beaten down the New Jersey Nets. So when the Dallas Mavericks hit them with a 49-point second quarter, the Nets simply had no fight left. New Jersey was pounded into NBA infamy Wednesday night, falling 117-101 for its 18th straight loss to start the season...
Vanderbilt edges Mizzou 89-83 (12/03/09)
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- A.J. Ogilvy was 11 of 12 at the free-throw line and finished with 25 points, and Vanderbilt held off Missouri 89-83 Wednesday night in the Commodores' first home game since their season opener. The Commodores (5-1) hadn't played in six days since finishing fifth at the Maui Invitational, where an opening loss to Cincinnati ended their stint at No. ...
Backup quarterback Kyle Boller aims to eliminate his mistakes (12/03/09)
ST. LOUIS -- If Kyle Boller is auditioning for a new deal with the St. Louis Rams, he has yet to impress. The backup quarterback is getting extended playing opportunity, perhaps the rest of the season, given that Marc Bulger is on crutches with a fractured left shin bone. But Boller realizes the game-changing mistakes that have marred his play must be weeded out...
TASTE OF BUSINESS: Kelly students learn life skills making and selling their own products (12/03/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- For about an hour a day the home economics room at Kelly High School transforms into Kelly Creative Creations. Among graphs, tally sheets, pinking shears, cocoa powder and Mason jars, students plan and assemble gift jars. Three sections of special education students came together to start a business and learn skills that will help them to make the transition to life after high school, said Lisa Lee, a special-education teacher...
Who's next 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Scholarships -- From staff reports ...
CELEB Q&A: 'Idol's' Iraheta brings rock edge to debut album (12/03/09)
LOS ANGELES -- Allison Iraheta has come a long way since her awkward first interview with Ryan Seacrest. The spunky 17-year-old singer, who stuttered and stammered when the "American Idol" host prodded her about school at the beginning of the eighth season, went on to win rave reviews from the judges throughout the competition, standing out early on with a rendition of Heart's "Alone" and leaving a lasting impression with her take on Janis Joplin's "Cry Baby."...
Hooked on Science: Creating a crystal Christmas tree (12/03/09)
Using a few items from around the house you can create a crystal Christmas tree. STEP 2: Cut the sponge into the shape of a Christmas tree. STEP 3: Place the Christmas tree sponge into the center of the saucer. STEP 4: Pour the crystal solution over the Christmas tree sponge...
neXt up 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
This weekend's events
Humming swamps (12/03/09)
Dec. 3, 2009 Dear Leslie, At the beginning of the 20th century, a group of businessmen began draining the largest wetland in America. Turning the Big Swamp into fertile farmland required steam engines to extract the cypress stumps by the millions. When the project began, forests covered 90 percent of the 11 million acres. Now 95 percent of the land is cleared...
Albert Stone Jr. (12/03/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Albert L. "Peewee" Stone Jr., 57, of Cairo died Friday, Nov. 20, 2009, at Daystar Care Center. Graveside service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Greenlawn Memorial Gardens In Villa Ridge, Ill. Barkett Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements...
Phillip Rothchild (12/03/09)
CAIRO, Ill. -- Phillip Darrell Rothchild, 65, of Phoenix, formerly of Cairo, Mound City, and Herrin, Ill., died Sunday, Nov. 22, 2009, in Winslow, Ariz. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Mound City...
Dr. Dudley Ruopp (12/03/09)
Dr. Dudley G. Ruopp, 92, of Cape Girardeau died Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2009, at the Missouri Veterans Home. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to service time Saturday at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. David Hulshof officiating. Entombment will be in Cape County Memorial Park Mausoleum...
Margie Lohmann (12/03/09)
FARRAR, Mo. -- Margie Ella Lohmann, 72, of Farrar died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis. She was born Feb. 15, 1937, in Pocahontas, daughter of Rudolph and Rosalie Kain Petzoldt. She was married Aug. 18, 1956, to Willis A. Lohmann. He preceded her in death July 16, 2006...
Lucille Hooe (12/03/09)
ORAN, Mo. -- Lucille Hooe, 98, of Oran died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. She was born Oct. 13, 1911, at Oran, daughter of James Frank and Delcie Vereba Henson Hooe. Lucille was a grade school teacher several years at Hooe School near Oran. She retired as a machine operator at Oran Hat Factory. She was a charter member of Hooe Baptist Church in Oran...
Charlotte Slinkard (12/03/09)
Charlotte Jean Scott Slinkard passed away Monday, Nov. 30, 2009, following a brief but courageous struggle with lung cancer. She was born Nov. 23, 1925, in Chaffee, Mo., to Charles and Alma Scott. She was the third of six children and is survived by sisters Mary Beth Garwood of Kirkwood, Mo., Margaret "Marnet" Haug of Austin, Texas, and Chuck Scott of Oak Ridge, Tenn...
Rose Gregg (12/03/09)
Rose M. Gregg, 91, of Jackson passed away Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Jackson Manor Nursing Home. She was born Dec. 11, 1917, in Cape Girardeau, daughter of Herman F. and Mary E. Volz Schabbing. She and Orval Gregg were married Nov. 27, 1954. He passed away Dec. 28, 1990...
Clyde Glastetter (12/03/09)
NEW HAMBURG, Mo. -- Clyde Raymond Glastetter, 80, of New Hamburg died Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 28, 1928, in New Hamburg, to Edward "Shorty" and Colletta Glaus Glastetter. He and Shirley Holtkamp were married Feb. 20, 1950, in Cape Girardeau...
Births 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Daughter to Brad and Angie Clemons of Wildwood, Mo., St. John's Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, 11:08 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009. Name, Addison Bailey. Weight, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. Second child, first daughter. Mrs. Clemons is the daughter of Ron and Nancy Fulton of Cape Girardeau. Clemons is the son of James and Joyce Clemons of Springfield, Mo. He is employed at Enterprise Leasing in St. Louis...
Fire report 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Tuesday: Firefighters responded to the following call Tuesday:...
Police report 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Cape Girardeau The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWI Arrests Summonses Burglary Thefts Miscellaneous Jackson The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt....
Out of the past 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Cape Girardeau City Council members express support for a new one-year agreement with the Chamber of Commerce which would provide a $120,000 operating budget for the Convention and Tourism Bureau for 1985. Cape Girardeau city officials say they will seek voter approval of a $1.4 million sewer revenue bond issue early next year, a slightly higher amount than originally anticipated; that's because the total cost of the sewer project is now estimated at $1.9 million, instead of $1.7 million...
School dollars (12/03/09)
The federal government has $4 billion it wants to give to states willing to overhaul their education systems. A competition is underway to see which states get a piece of the pie. About 15 states are expected to split the funds. Missouri's governor and top education officials want the Show Me State to be in that group...
Fair hearing for county charter (12/03/09)
I believe that the charter government presentation needs to be heard and fully evaluated by Cape Girardeau County citizens. Although I have not formally announced my support for charter government, I am very receptive to learn how this type of government would be a more effective way to manage the citizens' business...
Speak Out 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
NO, the administration at Central High School did not make a mountain out of a molehill with respect to the "king" shirts. The students did. The longer the day went on, the more the students got riled up. It became the in thing to be mad about the shirts. ...
Prayer 12/3/09 (12/03/09)
Guide us, O God, as we tend to the needs and concerns of others. Amen.
AmerenUE Launches "100 for 100" (12/03/09)
From left, Major Ben Stillwell of the Salvation Army, Evelyn Beussink of Lutheran Family & Children's Services and Russell Burger of AmerenUE with one of the 100 $100 energy certificates that will be distributed to social service agencies in the Cape Girardeau area. Across the state, UE will distribute a total of 500 $100 energy certificates to help customers who are struggling during this year's holiday season...
Christmas Country Church Tour (12/03/09)
Nestled in the rolling hills of north Cape Girardeau, south Perry, and east Bollinger Counties visitors are greeted by the brilliant Christmas lights at any one of the twenty three rural churches as they arrive. Once inside the church they are greeted by members who will proudly show them around the sanctuary and give the history of their house of worship. ...
AUDITIONS..."LET'S MURDER MARSHA" (12/03/09)
River City Players will be holding auditions for the first show of the 2010 season, "Let's Murder Marsha" by Monk Ferris. The audition dates are December 19th and 20th. We are seeking 3 men and 4 women. The time of the auditions is from 1:00-3:00 at Port Cape Restaurant's Captain's Quarters. ...
Tinker Toy Christmas Tree (12/03/09)
As we were putting up and decorating my parents Christmas tree this year, my girls, Hailey & Reaghan decided to put up their own. So they went to their play room, got out their Tinker Toys and made one! We had an extra tree-topper they managed to sneak out of the decoration box. They came running in the room so excited and were yelling "Come look at our Christmas tree" so we did and this is what we found!...
Notre Dame's first wrestling competition (12/03/09)
Notre Dame competed in it's first wrestling competition December 3rd at Sikeston, MO high school
Gunner (12/03/09)
A wonderful companion and best friend and a goofball!
First Time at the Beach (12/03/09)
First time at the beach. Daisy Blu did not know what to do with the waves.
Chester the Basset Hound (12/03/09)
Chester is patiently waiting to go for a ride in the truck!
Kessler Jack-Daniel (12/03/09)
This was taken during the ice storm of 09. Not even the ice and snow could keep him in!!!
Happy 10th Birthday! (12/03/09)
These beautiful girls are 10 today! They are Abbie & Corrie Reece and you would not believe how little they started out by looking at them now. They were born 8 1/2 weeks premature on 12/3/1999 and weighed 3lbs 15ozs and 2lbs 14.6ozs. They are our miracle babies...
The Humane Society's Featured Pet (12/03/09)
Chevy is a 1 year old Chihuahua mix. He is a little shy, but warms up once he gets to know you. Chevy is available for adoption at The Humane Society, 573-334-5837. See more pets available at www.semopets.org
Hungry Bunny (12/03/09)
My grandson Christian McNew feeding his pet bunny "Pepper", it looked so good that he had to take a bite too!!
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