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Stories from Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Area children perform in 'Great Russian Nutcracker' at River Campus, meet dancers (12/15/09)
Sydney McClintock has been dancing since she was 3 years old. Now 8, Sydney was one of a handful of children who danced beside the Moscow Ballet Monday night. The sold-out performance of "The Great Russian Nutcracker" integrated local children into the ballet performed at the Bedell Performance Hall at the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University...
Cape Girardeau School Board worried about cost generated by renovation plan (12/15/09)
As the Cape Girardeau School District moves toward a bond issue, board members continue to raise issues with the increased costs generated by the district construction and renovation plan. The school board met Monday with the district's professional team, which has been working on cost estimates and prioritizing projects in the facilities plan. ...
Senate approves bill to help build trail, regional projects (12/15/09)
Federal taxpayers are going to help Cape Girardeau's trail system, U.S. Sen. Kit Bond announced. In the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by the U.S. Senate on Sunday, Bond secured $1.6 million to build a bridge over Sloan Creek that will connect the recently completed Riverwalk extension north of downtown to a growing sidewalk and trail program...
Restaurateur couple appears in court over felony check charges (12/15/09)
A Cape Girardeau County woman facing felony bad check charges won dismissal of the case Monday when she paid restitution, and her husband, facing similar charges, will get the same deal if he pays up. Krissty Steers, 27, and Bobby Steers, 45, appeared before Circuit Judge Benjamin Lewis. ...
Former Cape police officer has one of two criminal charges dropped (12/15/09)
A Cape Girardeau police officer who resigned as the FBI was concluding a criminal investigation into her conduct has had one of two criminal charges dropped and her initial court appearance postponed. Michelle Gary, 34, 104 S. Louisiana St., had been facing misdemeanor charges of official misconduct and filing a false report. ...
Assistant pastor from Cape Girardeau to serve six months in federal prison for fraud (12/15/09)
A Cape Girardeau man will serve six months in federal prison and six months of home confinement for his role in a fraudulent investment scheme, acting federal prosecutor Michael Reap announced Monday.
Commission meetings won't be webcast as Purcell's motion goes unseconded; insurance awards made (12/15/09)
The broadcast of future Cape Girardeau County Commission meetings via the Internet won't happen anytime soon. During the commission's meeting Monday evening, District 2 Commissioner Jay Purcell presented a motion that the county consider setting aside $10,000 for costs related to webcasting future commission meetings. However, neither Presiding Commissioner Gerald Jones nor District 1 Commissioner Paul Koeper seconded the motion, therefore killing the possibility of a vote...
Top chef in training: Sikeston School District starts culinary arts program (12/15/09)
SIKESTON -- When her culinary arts students are in action, Kerrie Swain describes the situation as organized chaos. "It's almost like an assembly line," she said. "When we're in the kitchen, everybody knows what they're supposed to do." While one pair of students was spreading pimento cheese on slices of bread, another was cutting them in half and placing them on a platter. ...
Heartfelt topic earns Portageville teenager national speaking award (12/15/09)
PORTAGEVILLE, Mo. - Valerie Kellams remembers her first venture at the Modern Woodmen of America's speech contest. As a fifth grader she had advanced to the state level in Jefferson City. There, standing in front of the judges, she began her speech and her mind went blank. The words wouldn't come...
Southbound I-55 in Scott County down to one lane (12/15/09)
Southbound Interstate 55 in Scott County will be reduced to one lane today today and Wednesday for bridge maintenance. Missouri Department of Transportation crews will be working between Route 62 and Route AA. Westbound Route 60, beneath the bridge, will also be reduced. Work will continue from 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m...
Scott City man charged with molestation (12/15/09)
A rural Scott City man faces sex-related charges for alleged incidents that occurred about 13 years ago. David Dubs, 56, faces five felony counts of first-degree child molestation and five misdemeanor counts of second-degree child molestation. Bond was set at $50,000. Dubs made bond and is scheduled for arraignment Wednesday. According to a release from the Scott County Sheriff's Department, an investigation revealed the alleged incidents continued for about two years...
Senior woman could use winter clothes, gift card (12/15/09)
Ms. N has no family in this area and several health issues which impede her walking. Her Social Security income and food stamps just barely cover her bills and grocery, but she could really use some tennis shoes and snow boots, size 6 1/2 wide, a winter coat, size XL, shirts size 1X and sweat pants, size 1X. A gift card to Walmart would enable her to purchase other needed clothing...
State wants to merge troubled district (12/15/09)
WELLSTON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri Education Commissioner Chris Nicastro will recommend that the state Board of Education shut down the Wellston School District in St. Louis County and merge it into the neighboring Normandy district. Nicastro made the announcement on Monday during a meeting in Wellston, and will make a formal recommendation Thursday...
All-Southeast Missourian volleyball player of the year: Simpson's power carried Scott City to state title (12/15/09)
Scott City senior Brooke Simpson is the 2009 Southeast Missourian volleyball player of the year.
High school roundup: Woodland defeats Scott City by thin margin (12/15/09)
All the area's high school scores from Monday night that were reported to the Southeast Missourian.
State coaches honor former Jackson coach Paul Webber (12/15/09)
The man who helped build the Jackson High School football program into a perennial power recently received a major honor, albeit posthumously. Paul Webber, who died in 1998, was inducted into the Missouri Football Coaches Association Hall of Fame during a ceremony at the Lake of the Ozarks earlier this month...
San Francisco denies NFC West crown to Arizona (12/15/09)
SAN FRANCISCO -- The Arizona Cardinals threw away a chance to clinch a second straight NFC West crown. Alex Smith threw touchdown passes after two of Arizona's seven turnovers, Frank Gore ran for 167 yards and another score and the San Francisco 49ers kept their slim playoff hopes alive with a 24-9 victory Monday night...
Rams using gallows humor after latest setback (12/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Keith Null could not resist poking fun at himself after the St. Louis Rams absorbed their latest whipping. The rookie quarterback made his NFL debut Sunday after Kyle Boller's thigh injury tightened up in pre-game warmups and was 27 for 43 for 157 yards and five interceptions in 47-7 loss at Tennessee...
Blues to honor Hull, 'dream team' (12/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Brett Hull won Stanley Cups with the Stars and Red Wings. No doubt that helps lessen the disappointment that his biggest seasons with the St. Louis Blues lacked similar happy endings. The Blues are honoring Hull for his recent induction into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Tuesday night, along with his "dream team" that features Adam Oates, Wayne Gretzky, Brendan Shanahan, Al MacInnis and Chris Pronger...
Blue Jays' Halladay in Philly for a physical (12/15/09)
Toronto pitcher Roy Halladay was in Philadelphia on Monday to take a physical for the NL champion Phillies, according to a person with knowledge of the situation -- a necessary step before the teams complete a trade involving the former Cy Young Award winner...
Cardinals third baseman Freese faces DWI charge (12/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- St. Louis Cardinals third baseman David Freese was arrested over the weekend on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, the fourth time in less than three years that a member of the team has faced drunken-driving allegations. Police in Maryland Heights, Mo., said Monday that Freese was stopped at 2:40 a.m. Saturday in suburban St. Louis for a traffic offense, then given a sobriety test...
Ho-ho-healthy: Parents struggle to help children stick to a diet during the holidays (12/15/09)
NEW YORK -- Pam Vetter's 15-year-old son balked when she told him she was opting for a healthier holiday season this year: fish rather than turkey, fewer carbs and sweets. He threatened to purchase a turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pies and put together his own traditional meal...
Experts say colon cancer deaths could make a large decline (12/15/09)
ATLANTA -- Colon cancer deaths could drop dramatically in America during the next decade because of better screening and treatment, according to an optimistic new prediction by top researchers. The estimate was made in an annual report that shows that, overall, the U.S. cancer death rate is continuing to decline, as it has since the 1990s...
Chester Hale (12/15/09)
BENTON, Mo. -- Chester Eugene "Gene" Hale, 66, of Benton died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at his home. Friends may call from 11 a.m. to service time today at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Scott City. The funeral will be at 1 p.m. today at the chapel, with the Rev. John Warren officiating. Burial will be in Oakdale Cemetery...
Hazel McClanahan (12/15/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Hazel D. McClanahan, 74, of Marble Hill died Monday, Dec. 14, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today at Liley Funeral Home in Marble Hill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Gene Robbins officiating. Burial will be in Mount Zion Cemetery near Marble Hill...
Gary Cunningham (12/15/09)
ANNA, Ill. -- Gary G. Cunningham, 67, of Anna died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Union County Hospital in Anna. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to service time Wednesday at Rendleman and Hileman Funeral Home in Jonesboro, Ill. The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with Susan Middleton officiating. Burial will be in Herrin City Cemetery...
Elizabeth Friedrich (12/15/09)
Elizabeth "Betty" Friedrich, 77, of Whitewater passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson, and from 9:30 a.m. until service time Thursday at Zion United Methodist Church in Gordonville...
Charles Horecker (12/15/09)
ST. LOUIS -- Charles S. Horecker, 30, of St. Louis died Friday, Dec. 11, 2009, in an automobile accident. He was born Feb. 28, 1979, in Carbondale, Ill. He attended AJCHS and Crossroads preparatory in St. Louis. He graduated from the University of Chicago with honors in 2001. He furthered his education at Yale University...
Kathaleen Gee (12/15/09)
Kathaleen "Kathy" Ann Gee, 63, died Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, Ill. She was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Wausau, Wis. Loving daughter of Luella Bertha Sturm Baumann of Wausau, and the late Elgart Carl Baumann Sr.; devoted mother of Christian "Chris" Todd Gee (Jennifer) of Marion, Corey Scott Gee, (Gerry Timphony) of Belleville, Ill.; grandmother of Sierra N. ...
Dennis Gibson (12/15/09)
Dennis A. Gibson, 55, of Cape Girardeau died Saturday, Dec. 12, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center. He was born Jan. 7, 1954, in Cape Girardeau, to Dentist and Mary McCartey Gibson. He was a general contractor with Gibson Services and Enterprises where he worked with his sons, Dennis and Shane. He was an avid duck hunter and fisherman...
David Fox (12/15/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- David R. Fox, 56, of Marble Hill died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born April 30, 1953, in Bollinger County, son of Henry Washington and Beulah Mae Jacobs Fox. He and Becky Killian were united in marriage April 12, 2008...
Eric Lohrmann (12/15/09)
Eric Paul Lohrmann, 56, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 10, 2009, at his home. He was born Sept. 20, 1953, in Wurzburg, Germany, to the Rev. Herald G. and Lois Huelskoetter Lohrmann. Lohrmann received a bachelor of science degree in business administration from Southeast Missouri State University. Lohrmann was a stockbroker with Stifel Nicolaus & Co. Inc. in Cape Girardeau...
James Mayhew (12/15/09)
James W. "Jim" Mayhew, 64, of Jackson passed away Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Jan. 1, 1945, in Cape Girardeau, to Edward O. and Mildred A. Johnson Mayhew. He and E. Jean Hunsaker-McClanahan were married March 26, 2005. She passed away June 2, 2007...
Wilma Todd (12/15/09)
Wilma R. Todd, 72, formerly of Perryville, Mo., died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at Ratliff Care Center in Cape Girardeau. She was born Sept. 6, 1937, in Campbell, Mo., to Lawrence and Mary M. Dover Willard. She married Edward Franks, who preceded her in death. She and Byron B. Todd were married Aug. 19, 1982, at Ste. Genevieve, Mo. He died May 29, 2003...
Police report 12/15/09 (12/15/09)
DWI The Jackson Police Department released the following items. Miscellaneous...
Out of the past 12/15/09 (12/15/09)
Closing the University Schools or making the elementary and secondary "laboratory" schools bigger and better are two of five possible alternatives suggested by a Southeast Missouri State University task force that has spent almost six months evaluating the future of the campus school system...
Corrections 12/15/09 (12/15/09)
n A story in Monday's Southeast Missourian should have said an early morning fire in Cape Girardeau occurred Sunday. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error...
Congressional votes for the week of Dec. 4-10 (12/15/09)
YEAS: Rep. W. Todd Akin R-MO (2nd), Rep. Roy Blunt R-MO (7th), Rep. Russ Carnahan D-MO (3rd), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay Jr. D-MO (1st), Rep. Emanuel Cleaver D-MO (5th), Rep. Jo Ann Emerson R-MO (8th), Rep. Sam Graves R-MO (6th), Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer R-MO (9th), Rep. Ike Skelton D-MO (4th)...
SemoEvents (12/15/09)
The list of special holiday events in the Cape Girardeau is long. Churches, schools and other groups are adding to Christmas cheer with special programs that remind us of what this time of celebration is all about. And there are many other events ranging from art shows to productions of touring Broadway musicals that vie for our time and attention...
Student-directed plays at Southeast (12/15/09)
An article in the Southeast Missourian about the production of "Boy's Life" claimed that the play was the first student-directed and student-run production at Southeast Missouri State University. Southeast has a long history of student-directed and student-run productions. ...
Keep road's natural beauty (12/15/09)
When I first moved to Cape Girardeau in 1970, I quickly came to love the short stretch of Bloomfield Road between Cape Girardeau and Highway 74. It was a little country lane with its large canopy of trees shading the ride. It provided a rare and special natural beauty aesthetically pleasing to the eye and soul. Some years later, when the decision was made to build a new home, the attractive drive led us to seek a lot along this road...
Unite to save our freedoms (12/15/09)
History proves that once a free society fails it is always followed by a dictator. Recently, the Russian newspaper Pravda said, "Like the breaking of a giant dam, America's descent into Marxism is happening with breath-taking speed." If we hope to save our constitutional government and our freedoms, the time is now for all patriots from all parties to unite and see that President Obama's agenda is defeated...
Speak Out 12/15/09 (12/15/09)
IT does cost about $1 million per soldier in Afghanistan. President Obama deserves praise because he wants to pay for it instead of charging it, like President Bush. I favor a surtax to pay for the war, partly to enlarge a sense of U.S. shared sacrifice...
Prayer 12/15/09 (12/15/09)
For the miracles you provide, we give hearty thanks and praise, O God. Amen.
Saxony Lutheran High School dedicates new classrooms (12/15/09)
When Saxony Lutheran High School dedicated its Fruitland campus in the fall of 2004, administrators had no idea they'd be repeating the process just five years later. "We always planned on expanding our facilities, but we've definitely grown ahead of our projections," said principal Craig Ernstmeyer. ...
Movies At The Mud House Presents 1964 Christmas Cult Classic "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians" FREE! Monday Dec 21 (12/15/09)
Movies At The Mud House Presents "Santa Claus Conquers The Martians" Monday December 21 ALL DAY! Free Movie Spend the Winter Solstice with this 1964 classic Christmas Film. It will run ALL DAY on the Big Screen in back. Come see this Cult Classic! ALL AGES!...
Seasonal Gifts and Tax Deductions (12/15/09)
At this season of the year as we celebrate the holidays and take the opportunity to serve those who are less fortunate, we also realize that the end of the year brings to a close the 2009 tax season. Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Missouri, Incorporated, a local organization which serves abused and neglected children in the 32nd Judicial District of Cape Girardeau, Bollinger and Perry counties offers area residents a way to help abused and neglected children and to relieve their own tax burden.. ...
CASA is Thankful for their Volunteers (12/15/09)
CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates of Southeast Missouri, Inc.) held an appreciation dinner at Southeast Missouri Hospital in honor of their volunteers and their dedication to the abused and neglected children of Southeast Missouri. The event included dinner provided by Southeast Missouri Hospital and an awards program. ...
Central High students selected for prestigious All-State Band and Orchestra (12/15/09)
Four talented Cape Central High School musicians will travel to Tan-Tar-A Resort next month to perform with the Missouri All-State Orchestra or All-State Band during the annual Missouri Music Educators Association convention. Pictured above left and center are Matt Flanagan, class of 2013, and Nina Scheibe, class of 2010, who both qualified for the All-State Band. ...
Christamas Crunchtime (12/15/09)
CHRISTMAS CRUNCH TIME! FREE TIME FOR PARENTS, FUN TIME FOR KIDS! CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO -- The Cape Girardeau Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Southeast Missourian Jr. presents "Christmas Crunch Time! Free Time For Parents, Fun Time For Kids". ...
Merry Christmas from the Penzel's (Chris, Chastity, Conner and Courtney) (12/15/09)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Wilbur Loves Christmas (12/15/09)
Wilbur is wearing his favorite Christmas outfit. He loves his Santa hat and beard.
Local Student Council Gives Back to Community (12/15/09)
Egyptian High School's Student Council of Tamms, Illinois recently collected toys and monetary donations to be delivered by Santa's Helpers to those less fortunate in their community. They were able to provide for over 40 local families just in time for the Christmas season...
Local Student Council Gives Back to Community (12/15/09)
Egyptian High School's Student Council of Tamms, Illinois recently sponsored a canned food drive for the families in need in their community. They collected over 850 non-perishables that will be distributed to more than 40 families.
Optimist Club's Gift to Toys for Tots (12/15/09)
Standing from left to right are Chuck Distefano and Robert Neal of the Marine Corp League, Mary Kirn and Edna Patterson of the Optimist Clubs of Jackson and Cape Girardeau. The Optimist Clubs presented a check in the amount of $1035.00 for Toys for Tots. The fundraiser was held Friday night at Bingo World by the Optimist Clubs...
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