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Democratic Congressional candidate speaks to Cape NAACP (12/20/09)
The economic hardships endured by poorer residents of the 8th Congressional District are "unacceptable in this day and age," Democratic Congressional candidate Tommy Sowers told the Cape Girardeau NAACP on Saturday evening. Sowers spoke at the civil rights organizations membership and awards banquet at the University Center. ...
Final draft of new Cape Girardeau zoning code ready (12/20/09)
After months of intense work, the final draft of Cape Girardeau's attempt to rewrite its zoning code is ready and will be subject of two meetings early next month that will help decide if the plan moves ahead. At 180 pages, the draft is the first comprehensive overhaul of city zoning rules since the 1960s. ...
I-55 repairs will reduce lanes for two days (12/20/09)
Drivers using Interstate 55 Monday and Tuesday in Cape Girardeau and Scott counties will encounter some lane restrictions. The Missouri Department of Transportation will send crews for pavement repairs, limiting northbound and southbound traffic to a single lane. ...
Nearly 10 years after high school bond issue, Cape school officials taking cautious approach to construction projects (12/20/09)
When funding fell short for Cape Girardeau Central High School in 2002, the administrative office furnishings were one of the cutbacks. High school principal Dr. Mike Cowan said he became accustomed to using a folding table and has not since switched his out...
December graduation numbers at SEMO rising (12/20/09)
Mike Schoch of Quincy, Ill., said he thinks the education he received at Southeast Missouri State University is ready to be put to the test in the job markets of St. Louis or Chicago. "A lot of people said you go to college and the things you learn that you need to know for the job, they actually teach you at the job," Schoch said. "But I've learned so much that I feel comfortable with actually having a career."...
Retiring provost: 'Pursue your future aggressively' (12/20/09)
Bonnie Stepenoff remembers the advice she received from Jane Stephens on arriving at Southeast Missouri State University in 1993. "She would make sure I went to receptions and official functions because I didn't know anyone," said Stepenhoff, a professor of history at Southeast. "She explained that you needed to present yourself and let administrators know who you were."...
End of semester slows down SEMO assault investigation (12/20/09)
The investigation of a home invasion and assault of a Southeast Missouri State University student is going slowly due to difficulties locating potential witnesses or suspects as the fall semester ended, Cape Girardeau Police Department spokesman Cpl. Adam Glueck said Friday...
Geologist: Portageville residents felt morning Tennessee earthquake most (12/20/09)
TIPTONVILLE, Tenn. - A 3.1-magnitude earthquake that occurred at 5:38 a.m. today near Tiptonville caused no damage or injury but could be felt up to 40 miles away. According to Gary Patterson, a geologist with the Center for Earthquake and Research Information in Memphis, Tenn., said that the town that felt the effects of the earthquake the most was Portageville, Mo. "It was the kind of earthquake that didn't do enough to cause some damage," Patterson said. "Someone on a third-floor apartment was more likely to feel the earthquake than someone jogging down the road. The higher up, the more motion is amplified."
PRIDE award recipient attributes success to mother (12/20/09)
Dr. Frank Nickell, professor of history at Southeast Missouri State University, received the 2009 Provost's Research, Instructional and Development for Excellence, or PRIDE, award Saturday at Southeast's graduation. The honor is for a Southeast faculty member who has contributed to the university and the community in ways that exemplify a teacher/scholar role model...
One adult, two juveniles cited in Perry County vandalism (12/20/09)
Thanksgiving vandals who targeted mailboxes in rural Perry County have been caught, Perry County Sheriff Gary Schaaf said Friday. Deputies arrested Adam J. Winkler, 17, of Perryville, Mo., and two juvenile companions who Schaaf said were allegedly responsible for 32 reports of damaged mailboxes around Thanksgiving.
DESE announces Distinction in Performance recipients (12/20/09)
The Department of Elementary and Secondary Education announced Distinction in Performance awards Friday. Out of 523 public schools in the state, 319 received the award, which is based on the Missouri Assessment Program. Area districts receiving the award are:...
Cape Girardeau City Council agenda (12/20/09)
7 p.m. Monday City Hall 401 Independence St. Consent ordinances New ordinances Resolutions Appointments Liquor licenses Other...
Winter storm slams Mid-Atlantic, Northeast; some areas get nearly 2 feet of snow (12/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- A winter storm rocked the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Saturday, crippling travel across the region and causing hundreds of thousands of power outages. The National Guard used Humvees to rescue stranded motorists in Virginia and some 500 people had sought warmth and refuge in emergency shelters. Eemergency officials reported at least five deaths that appear linked to the storm...
Democrats secure 60th vote for health care (12/20/09)
WASHINGTON -- Democrats locked in Nebraska Sen. Ben Nelson as the 60th and decisive vote for health care legislation Saturday, putting President Barack Obama's signature issue on a path for Christmas Eve passage. At the White House, Obama swiftly welcomed the breakthrough, saying, "After a nearly centurylong struggle, we are on the cusp of making health care reform a reality in the United States of America."...
St. Vincent's Pavlovsky is Southeast Missourian football player of the year (12/20/09)
C.J. Pavlovsky considered attending high school in Cape Girardeau so he could play his favorite sport since St. Vincent didn't offer boys soccer. A lot of defenses wish he'd made that move four years ago after Pavlovsky rushed for more than 1,000 yards as the Indians' senior running back this year...
Central, Jackson win titles (12/20/09)
The emotion Desmond Howard displayed told the story. Howard, a Central High School senior, leaped into the arms of his coaches following his 130-pound title Saturday at the 36th annual Tiger Classic. "I was excited," said a smiling Howard. Howard was among two local individual champions during the rugged two-day, 17-team wrestling tournament hosted by Central at the junior high school...
High school roundup: Kelly girls now 5-1 with win over Malden (12/20/09)
All the scores reported to the Southeast Missourian from Saturday's high school games.
High school roundup: Woodland boys defeat Kelly 57-46 (12/20/09)
All the scores reported to the Southeast Missourian from Friday night's games.
Tall Pirates prevail over Saxony Lutheran (12/20/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Saxony Lutheran basketball coach Sam Sides has become accustomed to his team being outsized by opponents. So when the Crusaders lined up Saturday against a Perryville team that was an average of 4 inches taller per man, it was nothing unusual...
Morrow leads Oran to victory over Delta (12/20/09)
Oran junior Jon Morrow wasted little time in putting on a show Friday night at Delta High School. The only question about the exhibition seemed to be, how long would it last? The 6-foot-5 Morrow displayed a dominating inside game and fought off foul problems to close the show on his terms...
Notre Dame hands first loss to Sikeston (12/20/09)
Jacob Tolbert was good, Liam Maher was clutch, and the Notre Dame defense was downright pesky. Notre Dame got off to an early lead and held off Sikeston for a 66-61 victory Friday at Notre Dame. The loss was the first of the season for Sikeston (7-1)...
Jackson beats Maplewood at Hoopfest (12/20/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- The Maplewood Richmond Heights Blue Devils may be rebuilding after winning last year's Class 3A state championship, but the Jackson Indians are still looking at Saturday's 55-48 victory as a huge one. "I think for our kids that's a nice win," Jackson coach Darrin Scott said...
Southeast women drop battle of youth vs. UCA (12/20/09)
The nation's youngest NCAA Division I women's basketball team got the best of the country's fifth-youngest squad Saturday. That was bad news for Southeast Missouri State, which suffered a 72-64 loss to Central Arkansas in Conway, Ark. Southeast fell to 3-7 by losing for the seventh time in its last eight games. UCA (7-2) has won seven straight...
Redhawks lose guard Nutt for season (12/20/09)
The promising freshman season of Southeast Missouri State point guard Lucas Nutt is over. Nutt, son of first-year Southeast coach Dickey Nutt, suffered a broken foot during Friday's practice. He was leading the Ohio Valley Conference and ranked 35th nationally in assist-to-turnover ratio...
Saints lose for first time, beaten by Dallas 24-17 (12/20/09)
NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints are marching toward perfection no more. Tony Romo and DeMarcus Ware helped Dallas end its December doldrums and the Cowboys held off a frenzied rally by the Saints for a 24-17 victory Saturday night...
Missouri whips Ark.-Pine Bluff 88-70 (12/20/09)
COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Zaire Taylor graduated with a degree in sociology Saturday afternoon, then helped Missouri manhandle another home opponent. Kim English had 18 points while going 3 for 5 from 3-point range in an 88-70 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff...
From the Pulpit: At home in church (12/20/09)
The Rev. Dan Johnson has been involved in church his entire life. He attended Christ Episcopal Church in Cape Girardeau during his high school and college days. Though he has left the area for studying or mission purposes, he seems to always return. ...
Reflections: Cherishing each day (12/20/09)
"Life!" exclaimed a woman at the funeral home. Her husband had just died. This friend of mine had not expected such a sudden change in life yet. Life indeed deals out some difficult blows. As I ponder the rhythms of life, I'm attempting to take the advice I read in a book: "Cherish each day like it was your last, then all your days will be special."...
God's plan can get a little out of control (12/20/09)
Christmas is out of control. Not the lights. Not the shopping. Not the children's scrolling list of what they want for Christmas, but the heart of Christmas is out of control. Mary and Joseph were to be married in the little town of Nazareth. In its day, Nazareth was a small armpit of a town, much like the little towns you drive through and think "who lives here and why do they stay?" Then you blink and the town is gone. ...
Pet of the week (12/20/09)
Pet name: Wilbur Owner: Carol Poat FAVORITE ACTIVITY: Dressing up for the holidays. ...
Adopt stormie (12/20/09)
Stormie is a 3-year-old cat. She is declawed. For more information, contact the Humane Society at 334-5837.
Adopt Fritz (12/20/09)
Friz is a handsome cat who is less than 1 year old. He has a great personality, is friendly and loves to be petted. Friz has been neutered and is up-to-date on shots. For more information, contact Safe Harbor at 243-9823. ...
Jackson graduate completes basic training (12/20/09)
Air Force Airman Nathan P. Shank graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, where he completed an intensive eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. ...
Southeast Hospice honors volunteers with banquet, service awards (12/20/09)
Volunteers with Southeast Hospice, a service of Southeast Missouri Hospital, were honored at the annual Southeast Hospice Awards Banquet in November. Christina Bles received the Gabriel Award, the top award for Hospice volunteers. Bles works with patients in the home or the nursing home and volunteers to help call bingo at the senior center. ...
Perryville student scores in drawing contest (12/20/09)
Kristen Sutterer, an eighth-grader at St. Vincent Junior/Senior High School in Perryville, Mo., was one of 24 winners of the Holy Childhood Association Christmas Artwork Contest. Sutterer's drawing was selected out of 10,000 entries and will be featured during advent on the HCA website for children, www.hcakids.org, as an e-greeting. ...
Crown Hospice, middle schoolers team up for service project (12/20/09)
Crown Hospice has been working with students in Stephanie Martin's community service class at Jackson Middle School for a service project to create Christmas-themed memory books for hospice patients and their families. A memory book helps aging and Alzheimer's patients have a visual reminder of memories they may not remember clearly. ...
Oh, Christmas tree (12/20/09)
I love Christmas. No, really, more than other people. I'm just plain silly about Christmas. Like a child, my excitement grows the nearer we get to Christmas. Although, I admit, just about every part of the season contributes to the excitement, the Christmas tree is one of my favorite parts of the holiday...
Christmas around the world (12/20/09)
By Noreen Hyslop Daily Statesman Second graders in LeeAnn Nelson's Southwest Elementary classroom are learning about the true spirit of Christmas and are doing so as the travel around the world. "We travel to a different country each week throughout the year," said Nelson, a 15-year veteran teacher in the local school system. "And at Christmas time, we learn about all the customs surrounding the holidays in foreign countries."...
Handmade gift bags mean more (12/20/09)
Put down the tape dispenser and the wrapping paper. Instead, make your own gift bags this holiday season. They can be done in a snap, and in their homemade splendor, they become part of the gift. There's a gift bag for every sewing level; if you have sharp scissors and holiday-themed fabric, you're basically ready to go...
Ringing of the bells (12/20/09)
Today all the work of the handbell choir at Grace United Methodist Church pays off. The handbell choir, directed by Ray Haring, has been practicing for its presentation of "The Bells of Christmas" a free program of sacred and secular Christmas music at 7 p.m. today at the church. The choir has performed for church services and special events for more than 34 years...
Ho ho woof: Holiday gift suggestions for pets (12/20/09)
by LINDA LOMBARDI The Associated Press Your dog and cat may not know it's the holidays, but admit it, most of those pet presents are really gifts for ourselves. Brighten the dark winter days by watching your furry family have fun, and solve some common pet problems with the following suggestions:...
Opossum belongs to marsupial family (12/20/09)
Most of us drop the O in his name and just call this homely guy a possum, but the proper spelling is opossum. He is not a large rat, as he may appear, but rather is the lone North American member of a large group of marsupials that occur mostly in Central and South America and Australia...
Clara Wright (12/20/09)
Clara L. Wright, 85, of Jackson died Saturday, Dec 19, 2009, at Jackson Manor. Arrangements are incomplete at McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.
Jessie Wilkins (12/20/09)
CAIRO, Ill. — Jessie Mae Wilkins, 56, of Cairo died Sunday, Dec. 13, 2009, at her home. There is no service. Massie Funeral Home in Mounds, Ill., is in charge of arrangements.
Jacob Brockmeier Jr. (12/20/09)
MARBLE HILL, Mo. -- Jacob H. Brockmeier Jr., 76, of St. Louis, formerly of the Marble Hill area, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at his home. Graveside service was held Friday at Mount Carmel Cemetery near Marquand, Mo., with the Rev. Rod Welker officiating...
John Hanlon (12/20/09)
John Joseph Leon Hanlon, 79, of Delta died Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born Dec. 6, 1930, in St. Louis, to Francis Bernard and Mary Ethel Montgomery Hanlon. John served in the U.S. Air Force. He was a member of St. Ambrose Catholic Church in Chaffee, Mo., and worked at the Florsheim Shoe Factory...
Dick Johnson (12/20/09)
Dick R. Johnson, 69, of Jackson died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Southeast Missouri Hospital in Cape Girardeau. He was born Wednesday, Oct. 16, 1940, in Neelys Landing, Mo., to Glen and Mabel Kassel Johnson. He and Zedith Proffer Johnson were married Dec. 20, 2006, at Jackson...
Victoria Farrar (12/20/09)
Victoria Rose Farrar, 48, of Cedar Park, Texas, passed away Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. She was born March 7, 1961, in Cape Girardeau and attended Oak Ridge High School, Southeast Missouri State University and Utah State University. She married Randy Farrar on Feb. 1, 1982...
Louise Edmonds (12/20/09)
Louise A. Edmonds, 92 years of age, died Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2009, at her daughter's home in Grassy, Mo. She was born Dec. 24, 1916, in Horine, Mo., the daughter of Jules Ernst and Lydia Rapp Washer. She moved to Cape Girardeau in 1932 and attended Southeast Missouri State University. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and an active PTA member of Trinity Lutheran School. From 1958 to 1962, Louise was a chaperone at the very popular Teen Town, where she become a "second mom" to hundreds...
Hilda Slesak (12/20/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Hilda A. Brueckner Slesak, 91, of Perryville died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Independence Care Center of Perry County. She was born Oct. 15, 1918, at Farrar, Mo., daughter of the late Louis and Mary Verseman Steffens Hemmann. She was married June 28, 1942, to Arnold Brueckner. He preceded her in death Jan. 4, 1981. She then married Edwin Slesak Aug. 15, 1992. He preceded her in death June 16, 2005...
Kevin Sedgwick (12/20/09)
Kevin Dean Sedgwick, 45, of Cape Girardeau died Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau. He was born May 26, 1964, in Mattoon, Ill., to Kenneth Dean and D. L. Bower Sedgwick. He and Paula D. Kight were married June 13, 1997, at West Memphis, Ark...
Virginia Hendrix (12/20/09)
CHAFFEE, Mo. -- Virginia Lea Hendrix, 66, of Chaffee passed away Friday, Dec. 18, 2009, at the family home. She was born Aug. 17, 1943, at Bloomfield, Mo., to the late Harvey and Martha Jennings McRoy. Virginia married the Rev. Dale Hendrix Nov. 23, 1962. He preceded her in death Oct. 25, 2001...
Behrle - Lauck (12/20/09)
PERRYVILLE, Mo. -- Jennifer Rene Behrle and Matthew Joseph Lauck were married May 16, 2009, at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Perryville. The Rev. Joe Williams performed the ceremony. Music was by the Kinnison Family of Perryville. Parents of the couple are Dale and Rene Behrle and Eugene and Norma Lauck, all of Perryville...
Pfautsch - Hesser (12/20/09)
Gretchen Brooke Pfautsch and Travis Christian Hesser were married Oct. 11, 2008, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church in St. Louis. The Rev. Steve Robeson performed the ceremony. Vocalist was Shannon Spellman, harpist was Kerry Cork, fiddler was Courtney Green, and organist was John Powel Walsh, all of St. Louis...
De La Cruz - Owen (12/20/09)
Holly Violet De La Cruz and Jason Christopher Owen exchanged wedding vows Oct. 17, 2009, at Water's Edge in Gordonville. James Greene performed the ceremony. Music was by Ryan Corn of Scott City. Parents of the couple are Dan and Sherry De La Cruz of Altenburg, Mo., and Chris and Sue Owen of Jackson...
Leet - Bailey (12/20/09)
Dr. and Mrs. Greg Leet of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jenna Leet, to Cody Bailey. He is the son of Ronald Bailey and Sherra Browning of Ellisville, Miss. Leet is a 2003 graduate of Jackson High School. She attended Southern Methodist University on a basketball scholarship before transferring to the University of Mississippi-Oxford, where she was a member of Chi Omega sorority. ...
Hotop - Boyd (12/20/09)
Kenny and Cynthia Hotop of Jackson announce the engagement of their daughter, Jennifer Diane Hotop, to Daniel Christopher Boyd, both of St. Louis. He is the son of Robert and Margaret Boyd of St. Peters, Mo. Hotop is a 2002 graduate of Jackson High School. She received a bachelor's degree in mass communications in 2006, and a master's degree in English in 2009, both from Southeast Missouri State University. She is a disability determinations officer with the state of Missouri...
Campbell - Cook (12/20/09)
Tony and Sheila Campbell of Bernie, Mo., announce the engagement of their daughter, Tiffany Dawn Campbell, to Justin Lee Cook, both of Aledo, Ill. He is the son of Steven and Lisa Cook and Teresa Cook, all of Cape Girardeau. Campbell is a 1999 graduate of Bernie High School. She received a bachelor's degree in social work from Southeast Missouri State University in 2006. She is employed at Justin Cook State Farm Insurance in Aledo...
Roth - 40 Years (12/20/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Roth of Scott City celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary with a dinner Sept. 27, 2009, at Scott City Park. Hosts were their children, Brian Roth of DeSoto, Ill., Jennifer (Shawn) Spies of Chaffee, Mo., and Sarah (Travis) DeGroot of Jackson...
Oehlert - 50 Years (12/20/09)
Mr. and Mrs. Rudy Oehlert of New Haven, Mo., recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. Oehlert and Mary Ann Kleinheider were married Nov. 14, 1959, at Assumption Catholic Church in New Haven. The couple has a daughter, Sharon (Scott) Derrington of Cape Girardeau. They have three grandsons, Matt, Seth and Ethan...
Mowery - 60 Years (12/20/09)
Virgil and Jane Mowery of Oak Ridge recently celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner. Hosts were their children, Walter (Debbie) Mowery of Jackson, Vickie (Rick) Naeger of Cape Girardeau, Connie Mowery (Julie Wheatley) of St. Louis, and Cheryl (Dennis) Hill of Cape Girardeau...
Police report 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
The Cape Girardeau Police Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. DWIs The Jackson Police Department reported the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt. Thefts The Cape Girardeau County Sheriff's Department released the following items. Arrests do not imply guilt...
Fire report 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
Firefighters responded to the following calls Thursday:...
Out of the past 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
The Cape Girardeau City Council last night approved the rezoning of the Westborough Mall property, clearing the way for a major commercial development at the site; the property along Route K is bounded by Kingshighway to the east and Bloomfield Road to the south...
Correction 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
n In Friday's SE Live, Lou Varro's year of birth should have read 1917 and his age 92. The Southeast Missourian regrets the error.
~ SCHOOL MENUS for Dec. 21-22 (12/20/09)
MONDAY--Turkey & gravy, mashed potatoes, green beans, chocolate cake. TUESDAY--Pizza, salad, chips, fruit. MONDAY--Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, roll, peach strudel. TUESDAY--Early dismissal; no lunch served. MONDAY--Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes, corn, fruit cocktail...
McCaskill's broken promise: A Catholic perspective (12/20/09)
By Mike Hoey The U.S. Catholic bishops are longtime supporters of ensuring that all Americans -- especially the poor -- have access to affordable health care. Earlier this decade, for example, the Missouri bishops vigorously opposed the massive cuts to Medicaid that left thousands of Missourians without health coverage...
A better theatre department (12/20/09)
By Dr. Robert W. Dillon Jr. Regarding a Dec. 15 letter about "Boys' Life," student directing projects at Southeast Missouri State University and the tenure of Dr. Kenneth L. Stilson as chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance: Stilson is not the chair of the Department of Theatre and Dance. ...
Falsely playing 'race card' hurt everyone (12/20/09)
By Morley Swingle From the St. Louis Post-Dispatch On a Saturday night in 2007 at the Walmart in Kennett, Mo., Heather Ellis went into an angry tirade in the checkout line, grabbed another customer's merchandise and pushed it away from the cash register, not just once, but four times...
No to New Life (12/20/09)
As the result of a ruling by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must reconsider its decision denying the Rev. Larry Rice's organization, New Life Evangelistic Center, the use of the old federal building in downtown Cape Girardeau for a homeless shelter...
Bid process is frustrating (12/20/09)
On Sept. 22, my company submitted the lowest of three bids for the city of Cape Girardeau's Fountain Street project. One of the project requirements was a 6 percent Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program goal of which we were able to meet 1.12 percent. In meeting a DBE goal, there are several steps required that we implement. A lot of documentation is submitted with a bid, but it is too lengthy to explain in this space...
Our own bridge to nowhere (12/20/09)
I read with interest the Dec. 15 article on the $1.1 trillion spending bill approved by the U.S. Senate and the help the federal government is going to give us in this area. The one item that stuck out like a sore thumb was the bridge over Sloan Creek. ...
Speak Out 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
IN most areas of this nation, a beautiful pre-Civil War road would be protected and preserved as an irreplaceable part of the colonial landscape. That is what Bloomfield Road is. Leave it alone. We have something beautiful all the way to Highway 74. Where are the historic preservationists?...
Prayer 12/20/09 (12/20/09)
Send us your gifts, O God, and empower us to use them wisely for good. Amen.
Local personal injury law firm Aaron Sachs & Associates combats holiday drunk driving with TV public service announcement blitz. (12/20/09)
Springfield, MO December 21, 2009 -- For the coming two weeks, Aaron Sachs & Associates will saturate the Southwest Missouri television market with TV spots to combat the anticipated seasonal surge in drunk driving. The campaign starts Monday 21st, and will run until the first days of January. ...
New Arts by the River Event (12/20/09)
In an effort to encourage the fine arts in Southeast Missouri, a new event called Arts by the River will be held in March. This fine arts and fine crafts show, sponsored by the Arts Council of Southeast Missouri, will take place inside the River Campus of Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau, Mo., March 20-21, 2010...
Annual Christmas Card Photo (12/20/09)
My granddaughter Aurelia, Trinity(the pitbull), Leonidas (the cat), Magnum (the Chocolate Lab), Neo (the Weimaranar), and Coke (the maltipoo). We have a houseful, but a house full of LOVE!
Christmas day (12/20/09)
Our house on David St
First Paw Prints in the Snow (12/20/09)
After a blistering mixture of snow and ice last winter, we bundled up our chocolate Yorkie, Koda, for his first walk through the Winter Wonderland.
Joys of Christmas (12/20/09)
10 week old West Highland White Terrier named Radar.
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